Posts tagged: President Obama

The Smoking Police Go after Obama and Boehner

Tweet Tom Brokaw, former NBC News anchor and advocate of tolerance and cross-cultural appreciation, lowers the boom on President Obama and Speaker-to-be John Boehner: In Washington and across the country there’s understandably a great deal of speculation on whether President Obama and the incoming speaker of the House, John Boehner, can work together and on what issues. Here’s a suggestion on where to start. Stop. Stop smoking. Yeah, th ... Jump to full article >>

Senecas Ask President Obama to Veto the PACT Act

Tweet The Leaders of Seneca Tribal Nation declared that the recently passed PACT (Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking) Act as an outrageous violation of their rights. In case the Act is legally signed by President Barack Obama, it will ban Tribal cigarette business from shipping tobacco by the U.S. Postal Service, what would result in laying off more than 1.000 tribal and non-tribal workers. Barry Snyder, Seneca Nation Leader claimed that the PACT ... Jump to full article >>

President Obama still smoking?

Tweet President Obama is in “excellent health” – but has to stay away from the smokes and watch his cholesterol, doctors said Sunday. Obama, 48, is a lean 180 pounds, with 20-20 vision, but needs to “continue smoking cessation efforts,” doctors said after his first physical as commander in chief. Physicians at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. recommended Obama continue his “nicotine replacemen ... Jump to full article >>

The Eeuww! Ads

Tweet New York City health experts wanted to discourage people from drinking sugary sodas and sports drinks, so they devised a stomach-churning solution. Their new “Don’t drink yourself fat” commercials show drinks being poured into a glass. There is no ice, no delicate frostiness or smiling polar bears. Instead, fat globules ooze over the rim of the glass like some alien life form. If the response is “Yuck,” then the ad is doing its jo ... Jump to full article >>

Editorial: Hot air from Big Tobacco

Tweet Any company selling products that addict and eventually kill 400,000 customers annually might well be reluctant to point out the health dangers. So the federal courts should be mighty skeptical when Big Tobacco screams about its First Amendment rights to keep peddling cigarettes without the oversize health warning labels ordered by Congress this year. With a free-speech lawsuit filed last week, the nation’s largest tobacco companies c ... Jump to full article >>

Big Tobacco retains its clout

Tweet The tobacco industry has had a rough patch lately. The industry lost big in the courts in May. First, the California Supreme Court reinstated a major consumer lawsuit aimed at cigarette-makers’ decadeslong advertising campaign. The case focuses on industry deceits including claims implying that “light” cigarettes were less harmful than regular cheap cigarettes. A few days later, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarette prices rise $1 a pack

Tweet Like a smoke ring floating up to the ceiling of a dimly lit bar, cigarette prices continue to rise. Today, the state’s $1-a-pack tax increase, which passed unanimously in the Florida Senate and by a nearly a three-to-one margin in the state House, takes effect. It is the first increase in Florida’s cigarette tax since 1990 and moves the state’s per-pack tax from 33.9 cents – 46th highest in the country – to $1. ... Jump to full article >>