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Court leaves ruling against big tobacco intact

  A federal appeals court has left intact a court judgment against tobacco companies that they must do corrective advertising about the dangers of smoking.   The companies sought to overturn a federal judge’s order which was based on a 2009 law that gave the Food and Drug Administration authority over the industry, including power… Continue Reading Court leaves ruling against big tobacco intact

The Justice Department wants the largest cigarette manufacturers to admit that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, forcing the industry to set up and pay for an advertising campaign of self-criticism for past behavior. As part of a 12-year-old lawsuit against the tobacco industry, the government on Wednesday released 14 “corrective… Continue Reading Gov’t and big tobacco in dispute over proposed ads

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Fewer people are smoking in Colorado, but health officials say more work is needed to combat tobacco use in the state. Annual cigarette consumption dropped from 67 packs per capita during 2001 to 46.3 during 2008, lower than the national average of 63.4. Among high school students, smoking declined from 14.6 percent during 2006 to… Continue Reading Tobacco use levels out for Colorado adults

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is set to sign into law an anti-smoking bill that will give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented authority to regulate tobacco. Obama is scheduled to sign the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act during an event Monday in the Rose Garden. The law allows the FDA to… Continue Reading Light, low tar cigarettes could disappear with Smoking Prevention Act

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WASHINGTON (AP) – However they satisfy their nicotine cravings, tobacco users are facing a big hit as the single largest federal tobacco tax increase ever takes effect Wednesday. Tobacco companies and public health advocates, longtime foes in the nicotine battles, are trying to turn the situation to their advantage. The major cigarette makers raised prices… Continue Reading Federal tobacco tax in effect Wednesday

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