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American cigarette manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the FDA.
The largest US tobacco companies filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Federal Office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
read more ...05/04/15
Interesting facts about cigarettes, countries - tobacco leaders.
Every minute in the world are sold about 8-10 million cigarettes and daily 13-15 billion cigarettes.
read more ...04/01/15
Anti-smoking campaigns run to extremes.
It is strange to what can bring the foolishness of anti-smoking crusaders in their attempts to impose all the rules of a healthy lifestyle, even if they lead to a violation of all norms, artistic freedom and civil society.
read more ...03/03/15
Cigarette tax hike has some smokers burning


LEWISTON, Maine (AP) Some Maine smokers are burning over Gov. Angus King's proposed tax increase on cigarettes.

King's proposed two-year budget calls for a 26-cent tax increase on cigarettes, from 74 cents to $1 a pack, to help closed an anticipated $200 million budget shortfall. The increase would come only a year after King doubled the state cigarette tax, and has some smokers accusing the government of targeting people who can't control their addictions. ''We're being picked on,'' said Jim Jervais, 53. ''It's a disease. They know we're hooked, and they're killing us with these taxes.'' For Mary Jane Newell of Oxford, the tax hike adds to insult to injury. She's still angry about a state law that banned smoking in Maine restaurants, and says King should target other vices, such as alcohol. ''We're made to feel like second-class citizens,'' she said. ''Why don't they bother the drinkers? They kill people.'' For every argument and complaint from smokers, however, there seems to be a statistic in support of the proposed tax. King said raising the tax to would generate $22 million a year for the state, money that could help offset rising medical costs. He also cited statistics that show the number of people starting to smoke has dropped 27 percent since the last time the cigarette tax was raised. The tax is also being championed by anti-smoking groups, who are hopeful that more expensive smokes will lead to more people giving up the habit. ''People would come in and say, 'That's it. I've got to quit. It's not worth it anymore,''' said Kathy Baillargeon, a prevention coordinator at Tobacco Free L-A. ''They feel like it's their final push. It's another incentive. It actually turns out to be a positive thing for some people.''

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