Tag Archives: tobacco industry

Facebook, Cigarettes and Information Addiction

Facebook is a cigarette, information is the nicotine, and you are the addict. And it is time to stop blaming Facebook if you get privacy cancer. Years ago, after a long and drawn out fight, the tobacco industry was forced

It’s not easy being green cigarette packaging

THE federal government has clarified the colour of its proposed plain packaging for cigarettes – at the request of olive growers. “I need to publicly say to the olive growers that we don’t think that their products are in any

Chesterfield Cigarettes

Chesterfield is a cigarette brand manufactured by Philip Morris International since 1873. These cigarettes are named for the Chesterfield County in the state of Virginia. “Chester” was produced since 1873 by Drummond Tobacco. After 1898 the company was acquired by

Tobacco Act’s Ban on Low Yield Descriptors Has Had No Effect, New Study Shows

The health groups which supported the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act boasted that one of the great public health benefits of the legislation was that it would save lives by eliminating low yield cigarette descriptors such as “low-tar,”

Taking action on tobacco in movies

The Chatham-Kent Board of Health is going beyond just supporting a movement for create awareness about tobacco promotion in movies. There is an effort to help educate residents about the issue. The health board endorsed supporting the Ontario Coalition for

FDA Panel: Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Would Boost Health

(HealthDay News) — In a long-awaited decision, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said that menthol cigarettes are harmful and their removal “from the marketplace would benefit public health in the United States.” “Menthol

Budget 2011: Tobacco industry furious at tax rises

The tobacco industry has reacted with fury at tax increases that have heralded the arrival of the £7 packet of cigarettes in the UK. Follow our Budget 2011 coverage as it happened for the latest news on the 2011 Budget.