FDA notifies tobacco shops of legal liability if they keep selling flavored cigarettes

The FDA has recently warned more than ten online cigarette stores that their operation will be halted if they keep selling banned flavored cigarettes, thereby violating particular provisions of federal regulation, according to which, sales of flavored cigarettes are prohibited across the United States. The Agency gave those online stores fourteen days to prove that ...

Movie Ratings: Smoking Marijuana=R; Murder=PG-13

Movie Ratings: Smoking Marijuana=R; Murder=PG-13
Many in Hollywood are up in arms over the decision by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to give an “R” rating to the romantic comedy It’s Complicated. The decision had nothing to do with scenes of sex or violence in the film starring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Rather, the R ...

Tobacco Lobbyists

Millions of people around the country have been treated to the anti-debt ads run by one-time tobacco industry lobbyist Richard Berman. Mr. Berman, who has also worked to thwart minimum wage increases and managed to get on the opposite side of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is now working alongside the Wall Street types who wrecked ...

Southwest Florida International Airport tweaks smoke rules

The smoking ban inside Southwest Florida International Airport’s passenger terminal could go outside. Business people who advise Lee County’s Board of Port Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously recommended establishing marked no-smoking zones outside the terminal within 50 feet of the two main entry doors – numbered 2 and 5 – on both the terminal’s first and ...

Economic reality changes director’s approach to film

TORONTO — Writer-director Jason Reitman readily admits he can identify with the blithe loner who lives out of a carry-on bag and fires people for a living in the romantic comedy-drama “Up in the Air.” Multimedia Photoview all photos But the 32-year-old filmmaker is also honest enough to admit he knows nothing of what it ...

Flavored Tobacco Law a New Escape

Flavored Tobacco Law a New Escape
Many and new ideas about how to decrease smoking among American inhabitants appears since the Food and Drug Administration has taken over the regulation of tobacco use. One of the many other ideas is to ban flavored cigarettes and cigars. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the FDA, explained: “Flavored cigarettes are a new gateway for many ...

Smoking Guns Of Global Warming

Smoking Guns Of Global Warming
While San Diego was Richard Nixon’s favorite city for political reasons, Copenhagen, may be Barack Obama’s worst. For it is the capital of Denmark where Obama’s last-minute pitch for Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics fell on deaf ears earlier this year. Today’s the “sky is falling” plea to 193 nations for a global ...