Amy Winehouse has reportedly organised a romantic trip to Cuba with her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil.

Amy Winehouse is taking Blake Fielder-Civil to Cuba. The ‘Rehab’ singer – who recently reconciled with Blake after they divorced in August last year – has reportedly decided to mark their reunion with a romantic trip to Havana for when his court ordered curfew is over, to celebrate their new-found passion for cigar smoking. A ...

FDA denied request to remove tobacco-panel members

Cigarette maker Philip Morris USA says the Food and Drug Administration denied its request to remove four members of its tobacco-products advisory panel that the company said had conflicts of interest. Altria Group Inc., Philip Morris’ parent company, said in its quarterly report filed Thursday that the nation’s largest tobacco company objected to four voting ...

Call for even higher tobacco tax

More dramatic tax increases are needed to really tackle smoking, a health researcher says, but tobacco companies say the Government’s price rises will do little to stop smoking and only fuel the dangerous illegal tobacco industry. The tax on cigarettes increased by 10 per cent yesterday, adding about $1.10 for a pack of 25s, with ...

Australia Take Aim at Tobacco Packaging

Australia Take Aim at Tobacco Packaging
Ratcheting up world-wide efforts against tobacco, Australia’s government said Thursday it plans to ban brand labels and other marketing imagery on cigarette packaging by 2012, a move that would erase iconic logos like Marlboro red-and-white chevron from store shelves. Under the proposal, the tobacco industry would be prohibited from using logos, colors, brand imagery or ...

Smoke-free era begins in Michigan

At the Garden Bowl, bowlers have smoked since the first gutter ball in 1913. Bowling and smoking are so intertwined that a player is as likely to be clutching a cigarette in one hand as a bowling ball in the other. Until Saturday. For the first time in 97 years, the Detroit bowling alley will ...

Smoking ban threatens business for Grand Rapids hookah lounge

Michigan’s statewide smoking ban takes effect this Saturday. The law exempts some casinos and cigar bars. But establishments like hookah lounges are left out. Now at the eleventh hour, businesses are hoping they can carve themselves out of the ban. Emad Shatara says hookah is a staple in Middle Eastern culture. It’s also a traditional ...

Walking our talk on tobacco control

A report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages states to implement coordinated, high-impact strategies to end the recent stall in the decline of U.S. smoking rates, a move that would prevent millions of smoking-related heart attacks, cancers, strokes and deaths. The good news is that cigarette sales have declined ...