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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 money less than expected


Hawaii has received less tobacco settlement money than expected, causing officials and others to worry that future health prevention efforts may be jeopardized.

State Department of Health director Bruce Anderson recently told legislators the $12.9 million payment the state received in January was about 13 percent less than expected. The state expects to receive about $27 million in April, bringing the total for fiscal 2000-01 to nearly $40 million. State officials initially had anticipated $45.4 million. Other states also are reported to be receiving less money than expected because of a drop in cigarette shipments. "We may or may not see a reduction in funding," Anderson said, adding, "We may not have any money in five years." Dr. Virginia Pressler, deputy director of health resources administration, told lawmakers the state “won’t be getting (tobacco settlement money) for 25 years, that’s for sure.” Hawaii was among 46 states that were part of a $206 billion agreement with tobacco companies last year, settling claims for medical spending on sick smokers. Hawaii is supposed to receive its estimated $1.3 billion share over the next 25 years. A bill enacted last year designated 25 percent for a tobacco prevention and control trust fund for programs targeting smoking and tobacco use, and 40 percent for an emergency fund. As much as 10 percent will go to health insurance for needy children, and the remaining 25 percent is to go to the department for health promotion and disease prevention. Anderson said he does not know yet what the impact of the reduction in settlement money would be for Hawaii. Department officials had hoped to use the department’s share of the settlement money for a comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention program. However, Gov. Ben Caye-tano wants to use part of the department’s share to pay for existing prevention programs such as the $5.7 million Healthy Start program, sending the money already supporting it to the general treasury. Some lawmakers said they intended for the tobacco settlement money to be used solely to start new programs rather than supplant existing ones, the bill enacted last year does not specifically prohibit that use.

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