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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
State could lose funds as clerks fail to keep cigarettes from minors


OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin could lose federal funds used to fight substance abuse because too many minors have been able to illegally buy cigarettes, according to a Department of Health and Family Services survey.

" If we' re going to reduce teen smoking, a big responsibility falls on retailers, " said Elizabeth August of the Winnebago County Tobacco Free Coalition. " The more access teens have to cigarettes, the more teens are going to smoke." Officials sent teen-agers into stores across the state this summer to find out how often minors were able to illegally purchase tobacco products. Clerks sold cigarettes to minors in one-third of store visits, according to Department of Health and Family Services results. Minors were able to buy cigarettes in one-quarter of visits last year. Because national standards allow states to have no more than a 22 percent failure rate in selling tobacco to minors, Wisconsin could lose some of the $10 million it gets in federal substance abuse aid. State health officials have talked with the federal government about minimizing the penalty. Teens illegally buy more than 5 million packs of cigarettes per year, the Wisconsin Tobacco Control Board reported. Wisconsin retailers sold to teens this year at a 9 percent higher rate than in 2000. As a general rule, stores ask for identification from anyone appearing to be less than 27 years old, but others card everyone. Employees at Oshkosh' s Lang Oil have a firm instruction: No ID, no cigarettes. " I' d rather not make a sale if they don' t have an ID, " said owner Jim Lang. " Some people get put off by it, but so be it. Some 20-year-olds look like they' re 30. You never can tell." Clerks who sell to minors can be fined $500 on their first offense and can lose their tobacco sales license on subsequent offenses. Despite this summer' s survey, prevention programs appear to have been effective in diluting the tobacco industry' s influence, August said. Statistics show that 33 percent of teens reported smoking in 2000, while 38 percent of students smoked in 1999. " There' s much more awareness out there, " August said. " People understand the dangers."

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