Tag Archives: tobacco

Washington, D.C. to Consider Joining New York City in Raising Age for Buying Tobacco

Less than a week after the New York City Council voted to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco to 21, Washington, D.C. will consider a similar measure. …

Other Cities, States Watching New York City’s Vote to Raise Tobacco Age

Other cities and states are closely watching New York City’s vote this week to raise the legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21, according to U.S. News & World Report. …

New York City Drops Bill to Keep Cigarettes Out of Sight in Stores

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to drop a bill that would have required stores to keep cigarettes out of sight, according to The New York Times. Bloomberg still hopes to raise the legal smoking age to 21. …

E-Cigarette Trade Group Urge Congress Not to Classify Devices as Tobacco Products

A trade group representing the e-cigarette industry will be traveling to Washington on November 4 to urge Congress not to classify the devices as tobacco products, the Los Angeles Times reports. …

European Parliament Votes Down Tight Regulation of E-Cigarettes

Members of the European Parliament on Tuesday voted against tight regulations for e-cigarettes, according to The New York Times. The vote comes as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration prepares to issue regulations for the devices. …

Cities’ Dual Rise of Old and Young Populations Influences Anti-Smoking Campaigns

Public health officials are trying to figure out how to target their anti-smoking ads to young and old people alike, as some cities experience a rise in the number of children and senior citizens, The Atlantic reports. …

Commentary: Terrie Hall: A Powerful Voice Lost to Tobacco

Legacy's Julia Cartwright pays tribute to Terrie Hall, an important voice in the fight to save lives from tobacco use. …

Some Smokers Will Have to Pay More for Insurance Through State Health Exchanges

Smokers in some states will pay more than non-smokers for insurance premiums if they obtain their coverage through new state health exchanges being established as part of the Affordable Care Act. In some cases, smokers’ premiums will be as much as 50 percent higher. …

Commentary: Just Blowin’ Smoke

Watching the Country Music Awards Music Festival broadcast this week from Nashville reminded me that no matter how far we’ve come in changing social norms around tobacco – it remains a marathon, not a sprint, explains Julia Cartwright of Legacy. …

FDA Authorizes Sale of Two New Cigarette Products; Rejects Four Others

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced it had authorized the sale of two new cigarette products and rejected four others. It is the first time the agency has exercised its power to regulate cigarettes and other tobacco products since it was given that authority in 2009. …