Talk about a smoke break. Tobacco companies have introduced almost no new cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products in the U.S. in more than 18 months because the federal government has prevented them from doing so.
A new report says more work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products.
The tobacco industry’s latest legal challenge to increased government regulation may not hold up in court, but it could mean it will be years before cigarette packs carry pictures of a smoker’s corpse or other graphic images.
The head of cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc. told a cancer nurse Wednesday that while cigarettes are harmful and addictive, it is not that hard to quit.
in a report to the FDA, the tobacco industry argues that menthol cigarettes aren’t riskier than regular cigarettes and shouldn’t be regulated any differently.
Cycling champ and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong said Monday he is backing a proposed tax on tobacco in California to fund cancer and tobacco-related illness research. The Texan said he had good reasons for co-chairing the campaign.
The Justice Department wants the largest cigarette manufacturers to admit that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, forcing the industry to set up and pay for a self-criticizing advertising campaign.
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