Matt Apuzzo, of the Associated Press reported on a tax loophole that many Big Tobacco manufactures quickly jumped on to reduce their tax base. By cleverly changing product marketing they are effectively dodging taxes that would have gone to support the cost of children's health insurance. It didn't take long for many makers of tobacco products to catch on. They switched … [Read more...] about Don’t Put That in Your Pipe and Smoke it
Report from Canadian Medical Association Journal. Earlier this month it was reported in an abstract paper by Canadian Medical Association Journal that British American Tobacco had its affiliate, the Imperial Tobacco company destroy over sixty research documents dating back to 1992. With this action now surfacing the embarrassment for big tobacco could also lead to future … [Read more...] about 60 Research Papers on Toxicity of Smoking Destroyed in 1992 by Imperial Tobacco Company
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
Big Tobacco is sweating this one out after poison-nicotine profits supply $12 millions for subverting Oregon voters. That old cliche "The nation's eyes are on you" is quite literally true for Tuesday's vote. Big Tobacco has been forced to wreak out the largest bribe-run of political-ad monies in Oregon's history, with $12 millions already spent. Campaign contributions … [Read more...] about Are You ‘For Sale’ on Measure 50 in Oregon