Category: Smoking policy

Tobacco makers fight menthol rules

RICHMOND — Menthol cigarettes are no riskier than regular cigarettes and should not be regulated differently, the tobacco industry argues in a report to the Food and Drug Administration. The agency is considering banning the minty cigarette flavoring. Many health…

A menthol ban creates problems

The National Black Police Association’s members work in all levels of law enforcement, and we know all too well the illegal market of cigarettes in virtually every major city. However, without taking into consideration the vast resources that it takes…

Healthy approach to cigarette packaging

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. Yet there are millions of smokers all around the world. In order to reduce smoking-related illnesses and deaths, the European Union has proposed strict regulations on the way cigarettes are packaged…

Virginia fails in tobacco control efforts

RICHMOND, Va. – The American Lung Association says Virginia isn’t making the grade when it comes to its efforts to curb the death and diseases caused by tobacco use. Virginia received straight “F’s” in the group’s annual State of Tobacco…

Advertising Tied to Teen Smoking Initiation

Adolescents who don’t smoke appear more likely to take up the habit over a nine-month period when they report greater exposure to cigarette advertisements, a large German study showed. The longitudinal study, conducted among more than 2,100 students ages 10…

Teenage tobacco use down in New Hampshire

CONCORD – Tobacco sales to young people are at their lowest level since New Hampshire began annual surveys, according to state health officials. Data from the most recent tobacco compliance check indicates sales to young people dropped to 8.6 percent…

FDA must review new ingredient rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued guidelines to the tobacco industry that could lead to some newer cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco products being removed from the market and prevent others from being introduced, if the…