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FDA Regulation Provides Another Smokescreen for Marlboro Man

Howard Wolinsky and Alan Blum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Wolinsky and Alan Blum

The new FDA legislation would serve as a Marlboro Preservation Act. The tobacco industry will be footing the bill for the alleged regulation of its own products. The foxes will be guarding the henhouse.

Smokers Face A Hit As Tobacco Taxes Spike

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — However they satisfy their nicotine cravings, tobacco users are facing a big hit as the single largest federal tobacco tax increase...

Kellogg's Insider on Phelps: Corporation More Concerned About Chemical Delivery Than Marijuana

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Don Parker

Kellogg's has revealed that the company dropped Phelps as their spokesperson for undermining its corporate mission--to keep as many Americans as possible addicted to synthetic chemicals, food dyes, and artificial sweeteners.

Supreme Court Opens Floodgates For New Cigarette Lawsuits

New York Times | DAVID STOUT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tobacco companies suffered a defeat in the Supreme Court on Monday when the justices ruled that the companies can be sued by smokers who contend they ...

Adding Up Tobacco's Toll On America | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

November is a good month to reconsider the cigarette. Not only is it National Lung Cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness month, b...

A Good Guy at AMA Dies: Dr. Ron Davis, Tobacco Foe

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

The AMA ought to apologize for the harm it caused the public health for its collaboration with the tobacco industry. It would be a fitting tribute to the legacy of Dr. Ronald Davis.

Boston Tea Party, Arkansas Snuff Fest

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maggie Van Ostrand

Just when we thought the theft of our personal freedoms had added yet another level of frustration, Arkansas lawmakers rejected a ban on snuff.

Where Have All The Lost Guns Gone?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Dimond

Earlier this month the ATF quietly revealed that the owners admitted a substantial part of their inventory was either "missing, lost or stolen." After adding it all up the ATF concluded that, collectively, those registered gun dealers "lost" 82 firearms every single day!

Marijuana Loopholes In New Netherlands Tobacco Policy

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When a smoking ban comes into force in the Netherlands next Tuesday, it may kill the buzz for people who like to smoke their cannabis with tobacco. Bu...

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...