Tag Archives: tobacco

Utah Tobacco Tax Hike Leads to Decreased Cigarette Sales

Since Utah increased its tobacco tax last year from 69.5 cents per pack to $1.70, cigarette sales have dropped 15 percent. …

Anti-Smoking Group Objects to Marketing of “Eco-Friendly” Cigarettes

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is objecting to new ads promoting a brand of cigarettes as “eco-friendly.” …

Will the FDA Ban Menthol Cigarettes?

The Food and Drug Administration is considering banning menthol cigarettes following a recent report, from its Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, that the cigarettes are extremely popular among African Americans, the poor and young. …

More Smokers Rolling Their Own Cigarettes

A growing number of smokers are rolling their own cigarettes using pipe tobacco in order to avoid paying high excise taxes. …

WHO: Majority of Countries Are Not Doing Enough to Cut Smoking Rates

The majority of countries are doing nothing or are not doing enough to reduce smoking rates, the World Health Organization said this week. …

More Companies Lean on Employees to Stop Smoking to Cut Insurance Costs

A growing number of businesses are using sticks instead of carrots to encourage employees to stop smoking, in an effort to cut health insurance costs, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. …

Bill Banning New Hookah Lounges Passed by Oregon Legislature

The Oregon House passed a bill banning new hookah lounges this week. The measure now awaits Governor John Kitzhaber’s signature. …

Percentage of Retailers Who Sell Tobacco to Minors on the Decline

A new government study finds that retailers sold tobacco to minors in the United States 9.3 percent of the time, the lowest rate in 14 years. …

Newport Menthol Cigarette Ads Target African-American Students, Study Finds

The manufacturer of Newport menthol cigarettes targeted its ads to California high school neighborhoods with a high percentage of African-American students, a new study finds. …

Smoking Increases Prostate Cancer Death Risk

Men with prostate cancer who smoke are more likely than nonsmokers with prostate cancer to die from their disease, a new study finds. The longer the men smoke, the greater their risk of dying from prostate cancer. …