The consumer demand for cigarettes has been decreasing, and Big Tobacco companies are looking to fill these sales gaps with cigarette alternative products. This includes cigars, chew, snuff, and nicotine replacements. As the dangers of second-hand smoke becomes more prevalent, most areas have in place smoking bans in public places. Big Tobacco companies are seeking out … [Read more...] about Dissolvable Tobacco Products Especially Appealing to Kids
On September 22, 2012, all cigarette packaging and advertising must display one of the FDAs 9 pre-approved graphic and text health warnings. These labels are designed to discourage youths from smoking and to provide greater appeal for quitting to current smokers. However, on September 21, 2011 a hearing was held in U.S. Federal District Court regarding the … [Read more...] about Big 5 Tobacco File Lawsuit to Fight New Warning Labels
Over two million people attempt to quit smoking each year in the United States. Popular methods of quitting include using smoking cessation aids, such as nicotine replacement products or anti-nicotine medications. Common effects of smoking cessation include increased levels of irritability and anxiety as the body adjusts to the lack of nicotine. One common smoking … [Read more...] about Users of Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix Experience Increased Aggressive Behavior
This week's tobacco news was filled with history making reports about congress signing off on regulation of tobacco by the FDA. Many opinions are floating around. Some are in favor of it, while others are against the bill. Then there are those who like the idea but have concerns over the vast loopholes in the legislation. Another story this week caught our attention. It … [Read more...] about Lighting Up While Driving Can Be Costly
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?