Tag Archives: Economic

Poll: Many Americans Want E-Cigarettes Available, Regulated

A poll of more than 4,600 Americans found that 47 percent think electronic cigarettes should be legally available for smokers, but more than half also believe the devices should be regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Reuters …

Tobacco Company Sues to Block Flavored Cigar Ban

The leading maker of clove cigarettes has gone to court in a bid to prevent the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from imposing a ban on cigars flavored with cloves, fruit, or other flavorings, the Wall Street Journal reported …

Company Wants FDA Blessing to Market ’Safer’ Tobacco Products

A Virginia company plans to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permission to market its smokeless-tobacco products as “modified risk,” the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Sept. 23. Star Scientific Inc. aims to be the first company to seek …

Public Supports Strong Regulation of Tobacco Ads, Survey Finds

A recent poll by industry trade magazine Adweek reached a conclusion that the magazine’s readers probably were not happy to hear: most Americans support firm government regulation of tobacco advertising. Adweek reported Sept. 21 that the Adweek Media/Harris Poll conducted …

Various Reasons Behind Teen Smoking

It’s indisputable that too many teenagers are smoking cigarettes, but what’s less clear is why they do so, a new study indicates. Reuters reported Sept. 11 that researchers from the University of Montreal found that the risk factors for youth …

Doctors Wrongly Assume Harm in Asking Mentally Ill Smokers to Quit

Smoking is widely prevalent among individuals with mental illnesses, but many doctors are loathe to encourage such patients to quit out of a misguided fear that doing so will exacerbate their mental problems, Science Daily reported Sept. 9. “These doctors …

NIATx launches ACTION Campaign II: Financial Strength in a Changing World

In the United States, 23.2 million persons aged 12 or older need treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem, yet only one in ten receive treatment.*  Substance abuse treatment agencies struggle to improve access to the growing need …

Study: Smokers at Greater Risk of Developing Tuberculosis

According to a new study from Taiwan, smokers are twice as likely as their peers who have never smoked to develop active tuberculosis (TB), Reuters reported Aug. 24. Researchers tracked close to 18,000 people in Taiwan for over three years. …

Drug-Free Communities Continuation Grants Awarded

Community-based anti-drug coalitions currently receiving funding through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program have been awarded an additional $60 million by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). A total of 565 coalitions and five mentoring groups received continuation grants. …

No Clear Winners in Florida Engle Cases

Both plaintiffs and the tobacco industry have scored some wins in individual cases springing from Florida’s former statewide, class-action lawsuit by sick smokers dubbed the “Engle” case. Reuters reported Aug. 20 that thousands of individual cases are pending in the …