The corrective ads mandated by Department of Justice may not reach the key youth demographic. Millennials are watching less and less broadcast television networks, where the majority of ads will run as per the 2006 ruling. By waiting so long cigarette companies have successfully reduced the impact of their punishment …
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The debate rolls on in Australia between those who view E-Cigarettes as a gateway tobacco product and those who view it as a harm-minimization approach for current smokers. However, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said he would never lift the ban on e-cigarettes. Read more here.
Analysis of the most recent state smuggling statistics (2015) finds that smuggling rates tend to rise in states after they increase cigarette taxation. New York tops both the state cigarette tax and buttlegging charts, with smuggled cigarettes accounting for over half of total cigarette consumption. Smuggled cigarettes are procured from …
Maine and Oregon will be following suit in 2018. Read more here.
By late November, E-Cigs will be prohibited anywhere traditional cigarettes are, including workplaces, restaurants, and bars, according to the Clean Indoor Air Act. Read more here.
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 …
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.