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New tax to push cigarettes over $10 a pack in NYC

Posted June 21st, 2010 by Deslock Darkstar
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Ten dollars for a pack of cigarettes? It might soon become a reality in many stores in New York City. The cigarette tax in New York would jump $1.60 a pack under a tentative deal struck between Governor David Paterson and state government leaders.

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FDA Reviewing Whether to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Posted April 2nd, 2010 by Renniks
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Federal officials began grappling Tuesday with one of the thorniest issues surrounding the regulation of tobacco: whether to ban menthol, the most popular cigarette flavoring, which is smoked by millions of Americans every day

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Congress passes cigarette mailing ban

Posted March 19th, 2010 by Melkor
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Congress on Wednesday sent President Obama a bill that bans the mailing of cigarettes, a measure that would bring the full weight of the federal government down on the Seneca Nation's huge tax-free tobacco trade that New York State has been fighting for years.

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FDA Out to Regulate Dissolvable Tobacco

Posted February 8th, 2010 by Renniks
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RICHMOND, Va. -- The Food and Drug Administration is saying in letters to two tobacco companies that flavored, dissolvable tobacco products - that the agency compares with candy and says contain a lot of nicotine - could be particularly appealing to kids and young adults.

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Firestorm over smokeless cigarette

Posted January 6th, 2010 by rancemuhamitz
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Electronic cigarettes are opening a new front in the tobacco wars as state and local lawmakers try to restrict the product, which may allow users to circumvent smoking bans.

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Flavored Tobaccos (Incl. CLOVES) are ILLEGAL to sell as of Sept 1st

As of September 1, it won’t be illegal to possess flavored cigarettes, but it will be illegal to sell them. As a result, clove cigarettes, which have been imported from Indonesia and sold in the U.S. since 1968, and cigarettes flavors like cherry and chocolate mocha are about to become a controlled substance.

Philip-Morris—the tobacco giant who controls fully half of the U.S. cigarette market share—had its tarry hands all over the passage of this legislation.

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