Monthly Archives: May 2015

FTC Approved Reynolds-Lorillard Business Deal

Tobacco company Reynolds American Inc wants to dissociate one e-cigarette brand and four tobacco cigaretts brands in order to win approval from Federal Trade Commission with its $27.4 billion deal with Lorillard Inc. With 3-2 vote the comission signed an important deal in the course of which Reynolds purchases Newport cigarettes brand that is second popular brand in the USA … Continue reading Continue reading

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Tougher Tobacco Rules in Sonoma

Authorities in Sonoma, California, want to impose stricter regulations to tobacco retailers in order to make it more difficult for children to buy slim cigarettes in shops. Last week the City Council passed a measure that does not allow new businesses to sell cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products in the town. It took several months to … Continue reading

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New Tobacco Regulation in Danvers

At the beginning of May the  Board of Health in Denvers, Massachusetts, unanimously adopted a number of laws which regulate use and sale of tobacco products in the city. The new law modified the definion og tobacco products and it now includes all non-FDA regulated e-cigarettes and such tobacco products as pipes, hookahs, cigars, and even little cigars. The law … Continue reading

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Burlingame to Consider Smoke-Free Policy in Apartments

Burlingame may become next city in San Mateo County, California, that does not allow using cigarettes inside apartments and other multi-unit housing buildings.  The issue is going to be discussed today in the City Council. The major aim of adopting such a policy is protection of apartements residents from secondhand smoke exposure. In case the majority of the council votes … Continue reading

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Gov. Fallin Signed a Tobacco-Free Law in Oklahoma

Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma state, last week signed a bill into the law which imposes that all public and private schools in the state should be tobacco-free. The law is called “24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools Act” and prohibits use of all kinds of tobacco in school vehicles, school campuses, all school-sanctioned and  school-sponsored events and activities. The authors of the … Continue reading

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$2.29 Cigarette Tax Proposed in Kansas

Smokers in Kansas who use a pack of cigarettes a day soon may have to pay monthly $70 for their habit, because Gov. Sam Brownback proposed to raise cigarette taxes in the state. Recently he came with a proposal to increase cigarette tax in the state from  79 cents a pack to $2.29 in order to fill the gap of  … Continue reading

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