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Tobacco Regulation

Time to Act Against Illicit Tobacco

Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva

There's nothing romantic about today's illicit tobacco trade. A business of truly global proportions, it has a track record of filching funds from where they're needed most.

White House Weakened E-Cigarette Regulations In FDA Proposal

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

(Updates overnight story with comment from OMB) By Toni Clarke and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - White H...

Enforcing Good Behavior: The Checkout Line Shouldn't Be the Front Line in Battling Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Steven Kurlander | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Kurlander

While this refusal appeared ridiculous, it spoke volumes about the intrusion into our lives that has been institutionalized in our nation. The American cashier is now tasked not only with ringing up sales, but enforcing harsh laws against alcohol and drug consumption.

5 Years Later, What a Difference -- for This Smoker, for Smoking Reform

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

As we celebrate these twin five-year milestones -- Sternberg's turnaround and the FDA Tobacco Control Act -- let's appreciate the simple pleasure of putting one foot in front of the other, headed in the right direction. And let's keep our eye on the ultimate finish line of a tobacco-free nation.

E-cigarettes: Is Liquid Nicotine Safe?

Ruth Macklin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

The debate over e-cigarettes has been heating up. Are the smokeless, battery-powered, nicotine-dispensing devices a gateway to smoking for young people or a helpful way for smokers to quit? Public health experts can be found on both sides of the debate.

50 Reasons We're Living Through the Greatest Period in World History

The Motley Fool | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
The Motley Fool

5. The average American now retires at age 62. One hundred years ago, the average American died at age 51. Enjoy your golden years -- your ancestors didn't get any of them.

Smoking Gun: 50th Anniversary of Tobacco-Cancer Connection

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

As Phillip Morris said in their Virginia Slims ad, attempting to attract female smokers by tapping into the women's liberation movement, "You've come a long way, baby." But the truth is tobacco remains a formidable problem, baby.

Gotta Cigarette? How the Tobacco Companies are Gaining Ground in Promoting Coffin Nails for the World Through the TPP

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

Tobacco regulation is just one example of how the TPP will have damaging effects on the world we live in. We need to expose the deadly flaws in these behind-closed-doors negotiations now, before it's too late.

The New Marlboro Man: Gun Marketing and Taking Responsibility

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.15.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The tobacco industry has long sold smoking by portraying it as cool. The tobacco industry itself has not gone away but it has certainly been forced to curb its marketing practices to be more responsible. That is what must happen with guns, too.

We Can't Afford to Wait to Regulate Tobacco

Dan Smith | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Dan Smith

More than 40 years following the first surgeon general's report linked smoking to cancer, a simple list of ingredients is still not required for tobacco products.

FDA: Agency Must Review Tobacco Products

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

RICHMOND, Va. — The Food and Drug Administration says it must review tobacco products that were introduced or changed over the last four years i...

Why Smoking Bans in Prison Are Not The Answer!

Tony Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Newman

The rationale that drives prisons to prohibit smoking is that it improves the heath of people behind bars and saves health care costs. These bans don't prevent prisoners from smoking.

Democrats' Quiet Changes Pile Up

Wall Street Journal | JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While President Barack Obama still faces stiff headwinds on a range of major legislation on his agenda, he has been signing into law a slew of smaller...

Stamp Out Smoking: Take Action Today

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

There's a killer at large in our communities linked to 1 out of 5 deaths. The killer is tobacco, the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.

Gunmakers Now Last Unregulated Industry

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Guns are now the only consumer product manufactured in America not regulated by a federal agency for health and safety.

The Rise and Fall of the Cigarette

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It was a tough week for the cigarette, and also for Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and three of his colleagues, who received huge campaign contributions from cigarette makers.

Curb Menthol Cigarettes: Congressional Black Caucus

The New York Times | Stephanie Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Congressional Black Caucus is calling for changes to a House tobacco-regulation bill, demanding that the legislation place restrictions on menthol...

FDA One Step Closer To Increased Tobacco Regulation

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Congress on Wednesday moved a step closer to handing the Food and Drug Administration broad new authority to regulate tobacco produ...