Tag Archives: tobacco

Nations Making Progress on Tobacco Smuggling Treaty, WHO Announces

Nations negotiating a treaty to stamp out tobacco smuggling are making significant progress, the World Health Organization announced this week. …

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Appeal by Tobacco Maker in Case of Smoker’s Death

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal by tobacco maker R.J. Reynolds, in a Florida case in which the company was ordered to pay $28.3 million to a woman whose husband smoked cigarettes for decades and died of lung cancer. …

Legislators Look to Plug Tax Loophole for “Roll-Your-Own” Cigarette Machines

A recently passed Senate bill would close a loophole that currently lets stores that provide “roll-your-own” cigarette machines avoid taxes and fees levied on cigarette manufacturers. …

Fetal Exposure to Cocaine, Tobacco or Marijuana Not Linked with Lower Academic Achievement

Fetal exposure to cocaine, tobacco or marijuana is not associated with lower academic achievement in children, a new study suggests. However, fetal exposure to alcohol in children with no evidence of fetal alcohol syndrome does lead to lower scores in math reasoning and spelling at age 11. …

Surgeon General Report to Urge More State Funding for Anti-Smoking Programs

A report scheduled to be released March 8 by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office will urge increased state funding for anti-smoking programs. …

Government Agencies Launch Study on Why People Use Tobacco

The Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health have launched a nationwide study to find out why people use tobacco. …

Oklahoma Legislators Propose Raising Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

The legal age to purchase tobacco would gradually rise from 18 to 21 in Oklahoma under a bill proposed by state legislators. …

Nicotine Patches May Help Smokers Recover From Relapse

Using a nicotine patch may help smokers who are trying to quit recover from a relapse, a new study suggests. …

Men Who Smoke Have Faster Brain Function Decline Than Nonsmokers

Middle-aged male smokers experience a faster decline in brain function compared with men who never smoked, a new study finds. Decline in brain function among men who quit 10 years ago is similar to that seen in men who never smoked. …

Judge Suggests Graphic Cigarette Labels May Violate Free Speech of Tobacco Companies

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon suggested Wednesday that a federal rule that would require cigarette packages to carry graphic warning labels could violate tobacco companies’ free speech rights, Reuters reports. …