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Flavored Tobacco Proposal Likely Leading to Lawsuit

August 24th, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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(KCPW News) A proposed Utah bill banning the sale of flavored tobacco products and novelty nicotine candies could lead to a lawsuit. A similar ban passed in New York City is being contested by several subsidiaries of Altria. Spokesman David Sutton says the lawsuit against the ban passed in the Big Apple argues regulating tobacco flavors is the purview of the federal government. Ream more »

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Prevent Ban On Menthol Flavoring

August 11th, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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The cigarette industry disputed critics who say that menthol flavoring increases the risks of cigarette smoking in testimony before a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel yesterday. The panel is considering limiting or banning flavoring on the grounds that it makes cigarettes more addictive and harder to quit, Shayndi Rice reports.
“Our analysis of the published scientific literature and internal studies concludes that menthol added to cigarettes does not increase the inherent health risks of smoking,” Ream more »

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Menthol Cigarette Ban

August 2nd, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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Not surprisingly, according to the tobacco industry, menthol cigarettes are not more dangerous than nonmenthol cigarettes, reports CNN. The announcement came at the start of a two-day federal advisory panel meeting moderated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products; the committee also includes three nonvoting members who represent industry.

The meeting is being held in Rockville, Maryland and the panel is expected to issue its recommendations on menthol-flavored cigarettes by March 23, 2011, said CNN. Ream more »

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Menthol Restrictions from FDA

July 19th, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The tobacco advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider next week the health impacts of menthol cigarettes, which could possibly open the doors for limitations, regulations or a ban on the flavoring, according to a Dow Jones Newswires report.
The FDA panel will hear testimony July 15 and 16, on menthol’s health risks, including whether or not the addititive masks the taste of cigarettes or makes them more addictive. Ream more »

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Rules on candy and fruit-flavored cigarettes

July 16th, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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The one year anniversary of the Tobacco Regulation Law is being celebrated today across the country. This law gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA, the power to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco products.
Several new provisions will take effect today that include:
A crackdown on tobacco marketing and sales to children. Ream more »

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Ruling Sought From WTO On US Clove Cigarette Ban

July 9th, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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Indonesia will ask the World Trade Organization on June 22 to rule on its complaint that a US ban on clove cigarettes aimed at preventing teenagers from starting to smoke is discriminatory.

“We will ask the panel of judges and experts to rule in favor of our complaint and also ask the organization to issue a directive demanding that the United States withdraw its discriminatory regulation on clove cigarettes,” Deputy Trade Minister Mahendra Siregar told the Jakarta Globe on Sunday.
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FDA To Determine The Future of The Tobacco Industry

June 29th, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

menthol cigarettes marlboroThe FDA is slowly changing the tobacco industry. A little too slowly for some health experts who have been pushing the agency to take drastic measures against cancer causing tobacco companies. Advocates for tighter regulations on ingredients and marketing strategies are asking the FDA to step up the pace.
A new law was signed by President Barack Obama one year ago, putting the fate of the tobacco industry into the hands of the FDA. Thus far, the FDA has only made minor changes, citing the need for scientific evidence on what would be the best move for the American people. Ream more »

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Asia tobacco growers fight flavoured cigarette ban call

June 22nd, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

tobacco growersAsian tobacco growers are meeting in Indonesia for a two-day summit on the challenges facing the industry.

It comes after a recent recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO) to ban ingredients such as clove and other flavours in tobacco products.

Asian tobacco growers say if the WHO ruling is enforced it could threaten millions of tobacco farmers’ jobs.

Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of clove cigarettes and is particularly concerned about the move.

Tobacco growers from India, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia are taking part in the summit in Jakarta.
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Boo Hookah

June 16th, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

Boo HookahIn case you were wondering, tobacco is terrible for you. And in case you were wondering, hookah is tobacco.

If you’d chosen to forget that until now, don’t worry: I’d sublimated it for some time too. Hookah used to be, for me, a way of looking exotic, feeling Israeli and trying out low-risk smoking, and I went to a hookah bar about once a week for much of my sophomore year. I cooled down the coals, as it were, after that–only hitting the nargilah a few times a year–and haven’t smoked it at all since 2009.
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City’s hookah bars under fire

June 14th, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

Hookah barHookah bars that serve flavored tobacco and are popular with the high school and college set may soon have a tougher time setting up shop in Chicago.

North Side Aldermen Pat O’Connor (40th) and Marge Laurino (39th) have had their fill of licensed smoking lounges that turn into “private little clubhouses for underage smoking and drinking.”
They want to require hookah bars to obtain so-called “special use permits” that need community approval and permits from the Zoning Board of Appeals.
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