Government tobacco regulation has been a topic of discussion for years. Today, the house approved a bill titled, "Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act" that would allow the FDA the power to regulate the sale of tobacco products and the ingredients they contain. For instance, tobacco companies would be banned from adding fruity flavors or additives designed to … [Read more...] about Will New FDA Regulations Backfire and Lend Big Tobacco a Hand?
It wasn't so long ago that Measure 50 was put before a people's vote in the state of Oregon. If it had passed, Oregon would have received 85 cents from each pack of cigarettes sold in the state, with the funds marked for children's health care programs (and other important programs needing funding in the state). Unfortunately, Big Tobacco's manipulative tactics and deep … [Read more...] about The Winners and Losers – Largest Tobacco Tax Increase
With Barack Obama having been elected the next president of the United States on November 4, Americans are now expecting to see him keep his promise of bringing the change that the nation needs. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is said to begin to both monitor more closely and to instate stricter regulations, as well, where imports are concerned, in order to … [Read more...] about Obama Expected To Render Stricter FDA Imports Monitoring
Traces of polonium present in tobacco recently raised questions at the European Commission, while traces of radioactive and other substances – such as radon, polonium and cadmium – contained in tobacco leaves open questions as to whether they should be regulated at EU level. Following media reports about the dangers of polonium contained in cigarettes, the Commission is … [Read more...] about EU Unsure About Regulating Radioactive Polonium in Tobacco
The federal government regulates everything from breakfast cereal and hair dye to horse feed and breast implants. The list of items regulated by our government includes just about every consumable product in America from prescription drugs to vegetables. But there's one item strangely absent from the list, the one that causes more preventable deaths than any other product. A … [Read more...] about Let’s Not Waste Another 12 Years