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Fight against tobacco branding and smoking

In December 2012, Australia introduced ban on tobacco branding becoming the first country to launch plain cigarette packaging According to its plain-packaging law, all cigarettes are offered for sale in standardised, drab-coloured packs with graphic pictures of tobacco-related illnesses on the front and back. Under its supporters, pictures of rotted lungs and charred teeth are not the pictures Marlboro Man … Continue reading Continue reading

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Candy-flavored tobaccos target Florida children

Florida’s Collier County Health Department is worried about candy-flavored tobacco that, as they say, targets children. Candy is one of the tobacco companies’ favorite strategies on Halloween. Fruit- and candy-flavored cigarettes were prohibited according to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in 2009. Nevertheless, menthol cigarettes and other smokeless products are amongst some of the products not included. … Continue reading

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Reynolds to offer more menthol versions of Pall Mall cigarettes

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the second-largest tobacco company in the U.S., intends to extend the current growth in Pall Mall cigarette sales by adding more menthol variants. The cigarette group has launched Pall Mall Black and Pall Mall White to complete its standard menthol style, Pall Mall Green. Richard Smith, Reynolds spokesman, said that the black style provides “a full-flavor … Continue reading

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A Boost for Keeping Menthol Cigarettes Legal

A Food and Drug Administration scientist has found a lower risk of dying from lung cancer among menthol smokers compared to non-menthol smokers at ages 50 and over, according to a report in the Winston-Salem Journal. The scientist, Brian Rostron of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, studied data of 6,074 smokers from 1987 to 2006, including 1,417 who smoked … Continue reading

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Menthol cigarettes

The world is puffing around enjoying the greatest feeling of cigarette smoking ever and you are still unaware of it! Everyone smokes. But what you smoke does matter! Menthol cigarettes are one of the greatest and most valued variety of cigarettes found today. These cigarettes are characterized by presence of a cooling agent called menthol. Menthol cigarettes were brought into … Continue reading

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Top 5 smoking myths

Quitting is about will-power Whereas will-power is certainly a part of quitting, for most nicotine addicts it’s not the whole story by far. Nicotine addiction is serious, and the difficulties of quitting should not be underestimated. According to the US Health Service some people can find cigarettes as addictive as heroin or cocaine. A lucky few may find their bodies … Continue reading

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Stories of counterfeit cigarette brands make the rounds again

Questions continue to come into Samoa News about the type and quality of cigarettes being sold on island with some people suggesting certain brands are causing headaches and nausea, while others are claiming the more outrageous— that they are ‘counterfeit’ brands brought in by Asian merchants. In particular, the Benson & Hedges brand of ‘Benson Light’ is pointed to as … Continue reading

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Tobacco companies fall

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Shares of tobacco companies that serve the U.S. market fell Tuesday after the Food and Drug Administration said it is conducting an independent review of research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes. Menthol cigarettes are one of the few growth areas in the cigarette industry. The federal agency said Monday that members of its … Continue reading

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Study Reveals Menthol Cigarettes Marketed In ‘Predatory’ Pattern

Tobacco companies increased the advertising and lowered the sale price of menthol cigarettes in stores near California high schools with larger populations of African-American students, according to a new study from the Stanford School of Medicine. Although cigarette makers have denied using race or ethnicity to target customers, the lead researcher for the study said the data shows a “predatory” … Continue reading

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Sector Snap: tobacco companies

NEW YORK (AP) — The lack of any significant amendments to a pending report on menthol cigarettes bodes well for tobacco companies, according to one analyst, who said that it reduces the chances that a harsher federal crackdown is on the way. In March, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said that removing menthol cigarettes from the market would … Continue reading

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