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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
Tobacco Co. To Pay Lobbying Fine


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Tobacco giant Philip Morris agreed Friday to pay a $75,000 fine and open its books in a settlement with New York's lobbying commission over the company's failure to fully report lobbying expenses.

Under the agreement with the New York Temporary State Commission on Lobbying, Philip Morris admitted that it committed 15 violations of state lobbying law dating back to 1996. Many of the violations related to the company's failure to report dinner and gifts for state lawmakers and other officials The $75,000 fine is the maximum allowed by New York law and the largest ever levied by the commission, according to executive director David Grandeau. Nonetheless, state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer called the settlement ``a sham of a mockery or a farce.'' He said the commission's decision to accept a settlement instead of holding a public hearing gave Philip Morris ``absolution.'' The commission also will audit Philip Morris' lobbying expenses for the next three years and can levy additional fines if more violations are discovered. In a statement, Philip Morris said the company was committed to complying with state lobbying laws. ``We are very sorry that our reports were false and inaccurate, and we are examining our internal processes to ensure that this will not happen again,'' the company said. New York law requires lobbyists and clients to disclose all expenses, with a specific description of those expenses that exceed $75. Gifts worth more than $75 that are intended to influence a lawmaker's official duties are prohibited. It was unclear whether any lawmakers or other state officials would face sanctions.

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