A new bill proposes equal taxation of all tobacco products rather than letting certain ones slide through with lower tax rates under current federal tax codes, such as pipes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco. At cheaper prices the products appear more desirable to youths looking to try tobacco and those smokers …
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The FDA is finally attacking the root of the tobacco problem by mandating a reduction in the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. By simultaneously delaying regulations on e-cigarettes, they are encouraging a shift to vaping. But what are the consequences for young Americans? Read more here.
Great reporting by Reuters on how Philip Morris International has actively undermined a key international treaty by the World Health Organization that guides countries on how to restrict the sale and marketing of tobacco. Read more here.