Tag Archives: tobacco

Smoking Undertreated Compared With Diabetes, Asthma, High Blood Pressure: Study

Smoking is vastly undertreated, compared with other chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure, a new study concludes. …

States With More Limits on Youth Tobacco Access Have Lower Adult Smoking Rates

A new study finds states that have more restrictive rules on youth access to tobacco also have lower rates of adult smoking. …

Cigarette Prices Rise Again, Tobacco Companies Announce

The three largest tobacco manufacturers announced they are increasing cigarette prices, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. …

Tobacco Companies Expected to Spend Millions on E-Cigarette Advertising

Tobacco companies are expected to spend millions of dollars on e-cigarette advertising this year, Ad Age reports. The U.S. market for e-cigarettes is projected to double this year, to about $1 billion. …

Head of FDA’s Tobacco Center to Soon Start Ruling on Products

The new head of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products said he will soon start ruling on whether the agency will approve 4,000 new and existing products. …

Ban Flavored Tobacco Products and Require Plain Packaging, European Doctors Say

European governments should ban flavored tobacco products and require plain packaging, the European Society of Cardiology announced Friday, designated as World No Tobacco Day. …

Head of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products Reviewing Risks of Menthol

The new head of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products, Mitch Zeller, has begun to review the risks of menthol in cigarettes, according to Bloomberg. He is also considering whether to increase the FDA’s authority over e-cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products. …

New York Mayor Wants to Establish Minimum Prices for Cigarettes, Little Cigars

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who last week proposed requiring stores to keep tobacco products out of sight, also seeks to establish a minimum price for cigarettes and little cigars, The New York Times reports. …

Government Won’t Fight for Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

The U.S. government will not fight for graphic warning labels on cigarette packages, and will instead create new anti-smoking ads, Reuters reports. …

Florida Court Reaffirms Allowing Sick Smokers, Survivors to Sue Tobacco Companies

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday reaffirmed its decision allowing sick smokers or their survivors to sue tobacco companies for cigarette-related illness or death. …