Bill to ban candy-like tobacco is snuffed out

Bill to ban candy-like tobacco is snuffed out
Tobacco products that look, smell or taste like candy are in the cross hairs of a local lawmaker. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clinton, sponsored House Bill 170, which would have banned any tobacco product from resembling candy in any way, shape or form. But the House Business and Labor Committee voted 4-8 against the bill Friday ...

Ray Vows to Fight On After Nicotine Candy Ban is Rejected

Ray Vows to Fight On After Nicotine Candy Ban is Rejected
A statewide ban on flavored nicotine candy failed in House Business and Labor Committee on Friday. Representative Paul Ray’s bill would have banned stores from selling gum, dissolving strips and other candy-like products that have not been approved by the FDA for helping someone quit smoking. A frustrated Ray addressed his supporters in the hallway ...

Holding the line on hookah bars

Holding the line on hookah bars
Two years ago, Oregon’s Smokefree Workplace Law removed smoke from some of the last places where smokers felt at home (taverns, bowling alleys and bingo halls). We celebrated the moment. It was a landmark for longer lives and healthier lungs. At the same time, though, the law made room — appropriately, in our view — ...

First Lady Says President Obama Has Quit Smoking

First Lady Says President Obama Has Quit Smoking
President Barack Obama has kicked the smoking habit for almost one full year, First Lady Michelle Obama told the press on Tuesday. As the old saying goes, “Giving up smoking is easy. I’ve done it hundreds of times.” In fact, by Obama’s own admission, this is not the first time he has tried to quit, ...

Displaying tobacco in shops should be consigned to history

Displaying tobacco in shops should be consigned to history
The government will soon decide whether cigarette displays in shops should be banned. Health campaigners insist they should, believing this will reduce the number of young people smoking, while those who run convenience shops oppose the move, saying it will cost up to £1,000 to remove the displays and to fit under-the-counter trays to hold ...

The DOJ Has Some Ideas for Tobacco Companies’ New Advertising Campaign

The DOJ Has Some Ideas for Tobacco Companies’ New Advertising Campaign
The DOJ has released fourteen “corrective statements” that it thinks tobacco companies should have to put in its new advertising campaign. They include such marketing gold as “Here’s the truth: … Smoking kills 1,200 Americans. Every day,” as well as “”For decades, we denied that we controlled the level of nicotine delivered in cigarettes,” and ...

Philip Morris USA: Court Denies Review Of Class-Action Ruling

Philip Morris USA: Court Denies Review Of Class-Action Ruling
Philip Morris USA said a federal appeals court denied review of a trial judge’s decision last year denying class-certification in four separate cases in which smokers sought refunds for “lights” cigarettes they smoked. The Altria Group Inc. (MO) unit said the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to review a district judge’s Nov. 24 ...