Tag Archives: tobacco

Many Teen Hookah Smokers Don’t Recognize Health Risk

Many teenage hookah smokers do not recognize that the practice carries serious health risks, suggests a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

International Agreement Reached to Combat Tobacco Smuggling

The World Health Organization announced Monday that global health officials agreed to a deal to combat tobacco smuggling. Member governments will have to license manufacturers, and tobacco packages will be marked so products can be tracked, according to Reuters. …

Missouri Rejects Tobacco Tax Increase

Voters in Missouri rejected a measure that would have raised the state’s tobacco tax, which is the lowest in the United States. The proposal would have increased the tax from 17 cents to 90 cents per pack. …

Missouri to Vote on Proposed Increase in State Tobacco Tax, the Lowest in Nation

Voters in Missouri will decide on November 6 whether to increase their state tobacco tax, which is currently the lowest in the nation. The measure would raise the tax from 17 cents per pack to 90 cents. …

Many Smartphone Apps Promote Pro-Smoking Messages, Study Finds

Many smartphone applications promote a pro-smoking message, a new study concludes. Some programs allow the user to simulate smoking or collect points for buying cigarettes. …

Tobacco Companies Object to Corrective Statements on Cigarette Packaging

U.S. tobacco manufacturers objected on Monday to the requirement that they run corrective ads about the dangers of smoking. They told a federal judge they should not be forced to tell the public they lied about the health effects of “light” cigarettes, or that they manipulated nicotine levels to make cigarettes more addictive. …

U.S. Government Asks Court to Rehear Challenge to FDA’s Graphic Cigarette Labels

The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to rehear a case about the Food and Drug Administration’s requirement that tobacco companies place graphic labels on cigarette packages to warn about smoking’s health dangers. In August, a three-judge appeals court panel affirmed a lower court ruling that blocked the mandate. …

Cigarettes Appearing in Dollar Stores

The national chain Family Dollar is getting into tobacco in a big way, CSPnet.com reports. The chain, with 7,200 stores nationwide, is introducing a four-foot tobacco display to 6,000 of its stores by the end of the year. …

Secondhand Smoke Has Major Impact on Health of Black Americans, Study Finds

Secondhand smoke has a major impact on the health of black Americans, a new study finds. …

Cigarettes Contain Surprising Ingredients, Documents Reveal

Tobacco industry documents, available online, reveal that cigarettes contain a wide array of additives, some of them surprising. They include cocoa, licorice, urea, and prune juice, according to The Wall Street Journal. …