Posts tagged: flavored cigarettes

Flavored Tobacco Proposal Likely Leading to Lawsuit

Tweet A proposed Utah bill banning the sale of flavored tobacco products and novelty nicotine candies could lead to a lawsuit. A similar ban passed in New York City is being contested by several subsidiaries of Altria. Spokesman David Sutton says the lawsuit against the ban passed in the Big Apple argues regulating tobacco flavors is the purview of the federal government. “The Food and Drug Administration has overall authority for tobacco produ ... Jump to full article >>

Time to Move On

Tweet Last year was a chaotic, stressful year for the tobacco industry and convenience store retailers. The federal government imposed a hike in the federal excise tax on tobacco products to cover an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and passed legislation empowering the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate tobacco products and ban flavored cigarettes, rolling papers, filters and loose tobacco for ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco groups ask Obama to challenge Canadian ban

Tweet WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Philip Morris International joined with U.S. tobacco industry groups on Thursday to ask President Barack Obama’s administration to challenge Canada’s new law banning flavored cigarettes and small cigars. Their request comes even as the administration takes its own steps to ban candy, clove and other flavored cigarettes. “Canada’s ban on blended cigarettes violates its WTO (World Trade Organiz ... Jump to full article >>

Canada bans fruit-flavored cigarettes

Tweet Canada has banned the manufacture, importation and sale of most flavored cigarettes and small cigars, which have been slammed as little more than an enticement to get children to start smoking. The law, which came into effect on Thursday, was backed by both government and opposition lawmakers. It also bans tobacco advertising in newspapers and magazines, closing a loophole that had allowed ads in publications that claimed they were read onl ... Jump to full article >>

Ban removes flavored cigarettes from shelves

Tweet The federal ban on flavored cigarettes that went into effect last week has forced Tempe smoke shops to remove certain stock from their shelves. The Food and Drug Administration ban was passed to reduce the number of people who start smoking at an early age then transition into smoking more dangerous tobacco products, according to the FDA Web site. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act prohibits all cigarettes, tobacco, filte ... Jump to full article >>

Shame on you, FDA

Tweet The Food and Drug Administration’s decision Tuesday to ban the sale of flavored cigarettes takes us yet another step down the unpleasant road toward government control over our personal lives. The FDA justified the ban on smokeless cigarettes, which includes products such as the Camel Exotic Blends line of cigarettes, by claiming that, “These flavored cigarettes are a gateway for many children and young adults to become regular ... Jump to full article >>

California Tobacco Importer Finds a Way Around Federal Ban

Tweet California — The Food and Drug Administration will start enforcing a ban on flavored cigarettes next month. But a California based importer of clove-flavored cigarettes has found a way around the new law. Kretek International is the nation’s largest importer of clove cigarettes. To circumvent the ban on flavored cigarettes, the company plans to sell small clove-scented cigars. Cigars are not included in the new FDA ban. Debra Kelley ... Jump to full article >>