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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
County allocates tobacco money


The estimated $17 million a year Alameda County will receive will go for health-related capital projects, health initiatives for children and indigent people and on public health.

About half of Alameda County's share of the nation's $246 billion tobacco settlement will be spent on programs for youth, health coverage for the poor and public health. The board of supervisors Tuesday approved a funding plan for the estimated $17 million a year the county will receive from the settlement, the result of a lawsuit filed by states trying to recover costs of treating sick smokers. About half of the county's share will go into funds for health-related capital projects. The rest, about $8 million a year, will be spent on health initiatives for children, the indigent and on public health. The funding plan includes: $2 million a year for school health clinics and a program for at-risk youth. $2 million for anti-tobacco and other public health campaigns, including AIDS prevention and dental care expansion for seniors and children. $2 million to insure poor residents seeking mental health treatment and substance abuse services. $2 million to provide health insurance for the poor. Perhaps the biggest recipients of the settlement are the 7,000 workers in the county who provide daily-living assistance to the sick and elderly. The county's contribution of $1 million of the settlement to provide health insurance for these workers will be met with a $5.5 million contribution from the state. The workers spent much of the year locked in contract negotiations with the county over pay and benefits. They won a 25 percent pay increase, placing their hourly wage at $7.82, as well as an agreement from the county to provide health insurance. ``Just a few years ago, they received no benefits and made minimum wage,'' said Brad Cleveland, organizer for United Service Employees, Local 616. ``It's an enormous turn for the better.''

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