Worldwide Tobacco News

    Job Cuts At Altria To Affect Richmond

    A decline in U.S. cigarette consumption will lead to job cuts in the Richmond area's cigarettes industry.Altria Group Inc., the parent company of top U.S. cigarette maker Philip Morris USA,...

    Tobacco Money To Keep Kids Healthy

    Up in Smoke" That's what anti-smoking cigarettes advocates say has happened to a significant amount of money spent every year to spread smoking cigarettes prevention messages to your...

    Minnesota Tobacco Bond May Defy Underperformers

    Minnesota’s first sale of buy cigarettes bonds may escape concerns about declining industry shipments and legal disputes that have caused the securities to underperform municipal and U.S....

    Smoking Ban In Effect At Palm Springs Parks

    In an attempt to protect local children from secondhand smoke, Palm Springs parks have gone cold turkey.As of July, Palm Springs has been enforcing a smoking cigarettes ban at all public parks,...

    Fewer Californians Smoking Cigarettes

    Cigarette smoking cigarettes in California has fallen sharply in recent years, but new research finds that hookah use is on the rise, especially among young adults.Between 2005 and 2008, the number...

    Northwest Adopts Tobacco-free Policy

    In order to promote a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors, Northwest Mississippi Community College will become tobacco-free on all campuses beginning Monday,...

    FDA To Require Warnings On Cigarettes

    A cigarettes online retailer is questioning the government’s plan to shock his customers into not buying their smokes even while health care professionals say the U.S. Food and Drug...

    City Prepares To Hear San Marcos Residents’ Public Puffing Preferences

    San Marcos residents and business owners are invited to speak out on a proposed citywide smoke-free initiative by participating in two open house meetings on Monday, July 18 and Thursday, July 21...

    Those At Smoking Ban Forum Seem Split On Proposed November Ballot Measure

    Opinion on whether San Marcos should snuff smoking cigarettes in public areas seemed evenly split Monday among those for and against the ban during an open house designed to gauge public...

    Smoking Ban Considered In San Marcos

    A couple dozen people turned out for the City of San Marcos' first open house meeting about a possible smoking cigarettes ban ordinance in bars and restaurants Monday.The open house was held at the...

    Smoke-free

    In less than two weeks, Texas State University becomes a tobacco-free zone. More than 30 cities in Texas already have a comprehensive smoking cigarettes ban that includes worksites, bars and...

    Gov. Cuomo's Crackdown On Crooked Indian Cigarette Dealers Off To Good Start

    Gov. Cuomo is, at long last, cracking down on rampant tax evasion by Indian cigarette dealers. New York's tolerance for this criminality appears over.Since June 21, when a court injunction against...

    Transition To Smoke-free Worth The Effort

    After a solid year of enjoying smoke-free air in Wisconsin restaurants and other establishments, it would be difficult to return to life without a statewide smoking cigarettes ban.It appears...

    Year-old Statewide Smoking Ban Results In Mixed Bag Of Reactions

    John Belsky has been smoking cigarettes since he was 18.So the 70-year-old Janesville man wasn’t happy when Wisconsin’s smoke-free law went into effect a year ago today and he had to start...

    One Year After Smoking Ban

    A year after a controversial statewide ban on smoking cigarettes in workplaces and in public took effect, smoke-free advocates and public health experts say it's too early to know precisely what...

    Mother, Son, Plead Guilty To Separate Crimes

    An upstate mother and son are in serious trouble with the law, for different reasons. Alan Jacobs, 36, of Hogansburg, was the fifth person to plead guilty to conspiracy to engage in a Hobbs Act...

    Discussion Of Smoking In Parks Delayed

    More than 100 people turned out for a Salem City Council meeting Monday hoping to offer their opinions about a proposed ban on smoking cigarettes in city parks.Although the meeting began at 6:30...

    Study Finds Elevated Heart Risk With Stop-smoking Drug

    The popular smoking cigarettes cessation drug Chantix may dramatically increase the risk of serious heart problems, according to a medical study led by a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine...

    Many Have Seen The Light On Smoking Ban

    Two years ago Judi Malone was a strong opponent of a proposed statewide workplace smoking cigarettes ban.As the then-owner of Tailgates tavern in Eau Claire and Happy Hollow tavern in Altoona, she...

    Long Branch Beaches Made Smoke-free

    The city’s public beaches are now smoke-free after the council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to prohibit the use of cigarettes, cigarettes and chewing tobacco along the oceanfront.That means the...

    Equalize Ohio Tobacco Taxes

    Right before the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line was to go up in smoke cigarettes this week, lawmakers cobbled together the Ohio Tobacco Collaborative, a public-private partnership state officials hope can...

    In The Fight Against Tobacco Use, Ohio Has Sounded The Retreat

    What happens when the "1-800-QUIT-NOW" cigarettes quit-line number appears on millions of packs of cigarettes in Ohio, but no one answers the phone? Last week the Food and Drug Administration...

    Images On Cigarette Packs Likely Won't Stop Addiction

    In case you missed it, the government has announced a new tactic in the war against cigarette smoking cigarettes.By September of 2012, every cigarette package and cigarettes advertisement must...

    Tobacco-free Group Launches New Campaign

    The Community Partnerships for a Tobacco Free New York has launched a campaign to educate New Yorkers about the benefits of tobacco-free outdoor recreational areas: "Keep butts away from where we...

    When Shareholders Seek Amendments

    Q Is it legal in New York for shareholders to try to put a cap on the amount a co-op board can spend?A Andrew S. Berkman, a Manhattan co-op and condominium lawyer, says there is nothing in the law...

    New Yorkers Cut Back On Smoking

    Fewer New Yorkers are smoking cigarettes or sipping on sugary drinks, but an increasing number of gay men aren't using condoms, new Health Department data show.The report card shows how much...

    Appeals Court Allows State To Collect Tax On Senecas' Cigarettes

    New York’s decades-old quest to tax the millions of cartons of cigarettes sold by Indian tribes to non-Native customers was revived on Tuesday after an appeals court lifted an order blocking...

    St. Francis To Stop Hiring Smokers

    St. Francis Hospital & Health Services in Maryville is implementing a personnel policy that will require all new hires to declare that they are non-smokers.A second policy declares that all...

    Smoke Levels In Casinos Unhealthy

    A study released today finds unhealthy levels of cigarette smoke cigarettes in the gaming areas of local casinos.The problem has prompted the sponsors of the study, the Health Care Foundation of...

    S. Portland Smoke-free Ordinance Gets Initial OK

    The City Council on Monday night unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance that would ban smoking cigarettes within 25 feet of city beaches, playgrounds, recreational fields and walking...

    South Portland Ordinance Bans Smoking In Public Places

    The South Portland City Council gave initial approval to an ordinance which would ban smoking cigarettes within 25 feet of any municipal beach, park, playground, recreational field and walking...

    Reactions Mixed To Tobacco Commission Review

    Two state legislators from Southside who are members of the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission defended its work Tuesday, while another lawmaker renewed his call for...

    Tobacco Commission Needs Work

    The watchdog agency says the Tobacco Indemnification Commission, which formed 12 years ago to help revitalize the Commonwealth's fiscally stressed cigarettes regions, has had a positive impact, but...

    More Accountability Urged For Tobacco Commission Spending

    A commission created to revitalize Virginia's economically depressed cigarettes counties needs to spend more money on regional initiatives with measurable benefits and less on small projects...

    George’s Officer Admits Guilt In Cigarette, Alcohol Smuggling Scheme

    A former Prince George’s County police sergeant admitted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt that he took part in a scheme to smuggle untaxed cigarettes and alcohol from Virginia to...

    City Of Racine To Ban Smoking In City Parks

    City of Racine officials are taking the smoking cigarettes ban to a whole new level. The City of Racine Board of Health voted to ban smoking cigarettes in city parks and other outdoor recreational...

    Loss Of Student Scholarship Money Concerns College Rodeo Officials

    The once steadfast coupling of chewing cigarettes and the collegiate cowboy extravaganza is no more. There are no Copenhagen banners, there are no Skoal flags. There are no free samples.For the...

    Bills To Open Lots Later, Ban Smoking In Stadium

    The Buffalo Bills are making two changes to their Fan Behavior policy, announcing them Tuesday in a press release. The Bills will open their parking lots four hours prior to kickoff; this is more...

    Smoker Burned When Cigarette Falls Onto Gas-soaked Car Mat

    A Genesee County man suffered minor burns in a vehicle fire in Pembroke yesterday afternoon.Anthony Piazza, 20, of Pembroke told Genesee County sheriff’s deputies that he dropped a lighted...

    Copper Door Cited For Violating State Smoking Ban

    Local television reporters could be seen shooting footage outside the Copper Door Tuesday after the news broke that the Westland bar had the dubious honor of being the first establishment closed...

    Davis And Elkins College Working Toward Tobacco Free

    Davis and Elkins College is taking steps to go tobacco-free.Its been a gradual process over the past three years, and now Davis and Elkins College wants to go cold turkey.Changes in how cigarettes...

    Untaxed Cigarettes Cause $2 Billion Loss

    There is no need to lay off teachers or firefighters or to close fire houses, as proposed earlier by New York's city council in order to save revenue.The answer lies simply within the lawful...

    Ohio Restaurant Name-checked By President Obama To Close

    An Ohio restaurant mentioned last week by President Barack Obama as an indirect beneficiary of the government’s Chrysler bailout is going out of business.New Chet’s Restaurant in Toledo will...

    Money Needed To Enforce Ohio Smoking Laws

    In an important victory for public health, Ohio voters approved the Smoke Free Workplace Act in 2006. This law has improved the health conditions in our state by not forcing Ohioans to breathe...

    Vt. Convenience Stores Go Healthy

    Soon, convenience stores across the state could look more like Lauri Connolly's store in Colchester, where shelves full of fresh produce greet customers.The state is launching a "Fit and Healthy"...

    Smoke And Mirrors

    The patios at local hookah bars are crowded on summer evenings when the trendy practice provides a nice way to relax after busy days, said Arab Cowboy co-owner Dawn Scheel.But according to a...

    Queens Man Stars In No Smoking Ads

    When Forest Hills resident Ethan Teicher first picked up a cigarette at the tender age of 15 to impress a girl, he had no idea that his eventual struggle to quit would make him a reality television...

    DA Stomps Out Smoke Smuggling

    Queens DA Richard Brown announced a major cigarette smuggling bust last week, the first under a new unit in his office, the Crime Against Revenue Unit (CARU). More than 4,000 cartons of untaxed...

    Senate To Vote On Lowering Cigarette Tax

    Cigarettes could soon cost less in the Granite State.The state Senate is voting on Wednesday on a bill that would lower the tax on a pack ofSupporters say it would bring more Vermonters across the...

    Sales Advance On Higher Cigarette Prices

    British American Tobacco Plc (BATS) Europe’s largest cigarette maker, said first-quarter revenuerose as higher prices offset declining consumption. Pricing helped boost sales as shipments...

    Cigarette Makers Use FOI Laws

    The Australian has learnt that Philip Morris and British American Tobacco Australia are using Freedom of Information laws to obtain tens of thousands of documents, while avoiding the more expensive...

    Lorillard CEO Murray Kessler

    CEO Murray Kessler of Lorillard Inc. -- the third-largest U.S. cigarettes maker, whose biggest brand, Newport, is the nation's top-selling menthol cigarette -- spoke during a conference call with...

    Cigarette Maker Posts 1Q Profit

    Cigarette maker Lorillard, Inc. posted a first-quarter net income profit of seven percent Tuesday, The Associated Press reports. The increase came from higher prices on the cigarette maker’s...

    China Set To Introduce New Rules On Smoking In Public

    China's health ministry will renew its push to end smoking cigarettes in public places with new regulations due to come into force on 1 May. These will outlaw smoking cigarettes in places like...

    Possible Cigarette Tax Hikes In Store For Alabama

    State representatives in Alabama and Maine are seeking cigarette tax hikes of $1 per pack and $1.50 per pack respectively, reported tobacco-news.net and Forbes.Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd...

    New Cigarette Taxes

    Gov. David Paterson proposed a budget this week that includes some cuts, but also new revenue streams, including expanded sales of alcohol, an increased reliance on gambling and a $1.28 per gallon...

    Queens Man Indicted After Tax Stamp Bust

    A Woodhaven resident was indicted on forgery charges and tax law violations on April 9 in an investigation that uncovered more than $6 million in counterfeit tax stamps and a stash of counterfeit...

    Why is Better to Buy Cigarettes Online?

    If you are shopping for cigarettes from your nearby gas station or the cigarette store next town, it can seriously start to put a massive hole in your wallet. What several of those who light up...

    Youth Smokers Choose Same Brands Of Cigarettes As Adult Smokers

    New York’s youth smokers are smoking the same heavily marketed brands as New York’s adults, according to a report issued by the State Health Department. The report (“Established Youth...

    Increase Tax on Cigarettes in Louisiana

    By now, everyone knows two things — Louisiana is in a budget crisis, and smoking is bad for your health. There is one action that can have a positive impact on both these problems — increasing...

    Non-tobacco ‘e-cigarettes’ Will Also Fall Prey To Smoking Ban

    More than a year after MaltaToday revealed that the Health Ministry had classified the tobacco-free ‘e-cigarette’ as a buy cigarettes product, a legal notice has established that even these...

    Hookah Bliss 'to Stay Open'

    CHAPEL HILL -- Adam Bliss, owner of Hookah Bliss on Franklin Street, said this week that the business will stay open and possibly go to court over the smoking cigarettes ban if it is fined."We're...

    Fewer High School Students Smoking

    MADISON (WKOW)-- Fewer high schoolers in Wisconsin are smoking cigarettes, according to a new survey.According to a 2009 survey conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI),...

    The New FDA Guidance On The Listing Of Ingredients In Tobacco Products

    The Federal Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently posted a new Guidance for the cheap cigarettes industry, entitled Listing of Ingredients in Tobacco Products, (the “Guidance”)...

    Smoking Ban Petitions Missing

    Signed petitions targeted at overturning a city smoking cigarettes ban have been disappearing from Topeka businesses, and organizers of the petition drive say they were stolen.Topeka police Capt....

    Tobacco Farming Increases Again For Maximum Profits In Greater Rangpur

    Farming of harmful online cigarettes has been increasing rapidly in recent years in greater Rangpur posing a threat to human and soil health when hectic efforts are on to discourage use of all...

    New Study Reveals Quitting Smoking Is Good But Switching To Low-risk Nicotine Products Is Usually Better

    Prof. Carl V. Phillips, just published in Harm Reduction Journal, shows that for most smokers, immediately switching to a low-risk alternative will lower their risk of dying from their habit more...

    Restaurants Prepare For New Smoking Law

    Loyal customers of The Forest, a neighborhood bar and restaurant in South Richmond, like to stop in for a prime-rib sandwich and a beer, and often a smoke cigarettes or two.At lunch one recent...

    Moms-to-be Smoke Less After Workplace Smoking Ban

    NEW YORK - Ireland's implementation of a workplace smoking cigarettes ban in 2004 appears tied to a decline in maternal smoking cigarettes rates as well as lower risk for preterm births, study...

    Cigarette Ends Can Insulate Homes

    A north London council is to use new technology which allows cigarette butts to be recycled into loft insulation.Currently the cigarette ends cannot be recycled and end up being sent to landfill...

    Pub Ban Stubs Out Smoking At Home

    A ban on smoking cigarettes in bars and pubs has prompted many New Zealanders to stop smoking cigarettes at home, Ministry of Health research shows.Next month will mark six years since the passing...

    Crestview Hills Votes To Support Smoking Ban

    Some want to snuff out cheap cigarettes in Northern Kentucky.This Thursday night, in a very close vote, one Northern Kentucky city council says it supports an indoor smoking cigarettes ban inside...

    Florida Hospital DeLand To Go Tobacco-free

    Florida Hospital DeLand’s new tobacco-free policy will go into effect Nov. 19, prohibiting any use of cheap smokes products by employees, physicians, visitors, patients, volunteers, vendors and...

    State High Court Ponders Award In Cigarette Lawsuit

    A multimillion-dollar award from Philip Morris to the estate of a Salem woman will hinge on a narrow legal point argued Monday in the Oregon Supreme Court.At stake is a 2002 jury award of $150...

    Agencies Ban Smoking

    The North Bend City and Coos-Curry Housing Authorities have adopted a no-smoking cigarettes policy for the apartments and buildings they own.Also, the Woodland Apartments Preservation and Powers...

    Quebec Law To Butt Out Illegal Cigarettes

    The Quebec government has tabled legislation to clamp down on illegal cigarette smuggling and sales that cost the province an estimated $300 million annually in lost tax revenue.Quebec Revenue...

    Smoke Shop Owner Denies Cigarette Trafficking

    A Poospatuck Reservation smoke cigarettes shop owner pleaded not guilty Thursday to cigarette trafficking.Ronald Bell, 33, is charged with possession and transportation of untaxed cheap cigarettes...

    Troubled Times For Tobacco Farmers

    Southwidk, Mass. (AP) - A disastrous growing season plagued by bad weather and crop viruses -- combined with sagging cigar sales -- has left many discount cigarettes growers in the Connecticut...

    Smoking Restrictions On The Campus Of Colorado State University

    A movement is afoot to institute tighter smoking cigarettes restrictions on the campus of Colorado State University-Pueblo. Here is the university's current policy regarding cheap cigarettes use on...