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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
Fogarty proposes legislation for tobacco settlement funds


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) At least half of Rhode Island's share of the national tobacco settlement would be used for health care and a smaller portion for anti-smoking programs under legislation proposed by Lt. Gov. Charles Fogarty.

He suggested Thursday using most of the money for long-term care for the elderly, substance abuse programs, prescription drug coverage and the uninsured and underinsured. The anti-smoking programs would include health education in the community and schools, a statewide survey on tobacco use and a wide-ranging public education and awareness campaign. Fogarty outlined the legislation at a news conference at the Roger Williams Medical Center, flanked by physicians in white coats and standing near a linear accelerator equipment used to treat lung cancer patients. ''Today, I want to take one of the first steps toward retiring this machine,'' Fogarty said. Over the next 25 years, Rhode Island expects to receive about $1.45 billion from an estimated $206 billion national settlement. The payments will average $57 million a year, but the state remains undecided on how to spend the money. Nationwide, state officials and anti-smoking groups have clashed over the issue. Most have designated only a portion to prevent smoking, with many more deciding to spend the funds on health care. Fogarty wants to spend $5 million on anti-smoking efforts in the next fiscal year, building to $11 million by 2005. He pointed to the success of the tobacco control program in Massachusetts where smoking rates decreased 30 percent between 1992 and 1998 after the state levied a cigarette tax. Margaret Kane, the executive director of the American Lung Association of Rhode Island, said although she would like to see all the funds go toward prevention, $11 million is acceptable. ''There's no point in being greedy if we can be effective,'' she said. The bill is being sponsored by Sen. Thomas Izzo, D-Cranston, and Rep. Suzanne Henseler, D-North Kingstown, and will be introduced Tuesday.

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