Australia Plain-Pack Tobacco Law May Spread to U.K., N.Z.

By Dave McCombs The U.K. and New Zealand are among countries more likely to ban logos from cigarette packages after Australia approved the world’s first uniform-packaging law, ...

FDA Begins Tobacco Facility Visits

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products announced it will begin its Tobacco Product Manufacturing Facility Visits ...

Australian court approves tobacco pack logo ban

By James Grubel (Reuters) – Australia called on the world to match its tough new anti-tobacco marketing laws that will ban logos on cigarette packs, after its highest court on ...

Henrico looks to become first tobacco-free school district

By: RANDY HALLMAN   The Henrico County school system could be the first district in the Richmond region to go totally tobacco-free. Smoking and other tobacco use have long been ...

UK Plain Tobacco Packs Review Ends

By Simon Zekaria LONDON–A U.K.-wide consultation on government plans to introduce mandatory plain packaging for tobacco closed Friday, as the government seeks to make smoking ...

FDA May Regulate Premium Cigars

By ALAN FARNHAM Are big, fat, $10-a-piece cigars catnip to children? That’s one question the Food and Drug Administration is mulling as it considers whether or not, or how, to ...

Smokers Substituting Cigars, Loose Tobacco for Cigarettes

The popularity of cigarette smoking in the United States continues to decline, but it appears many smokers are turning to less heavily taxed cigars and loose tobacco, according to ...

Appeals court upholds Philip Morris sanctions

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling banning tobacco company Philip Morris USA, a unit of Altria Group Inc, from making false or deceptive statements ...

WHO urges China tobacco tax rise amid smoking boom

By Chris Oliver HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — The World Health Organization is urging China to raise tobacco taxes, saying tariffs are an effective deterrent in curbing consumption, ...
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