Now its Oregon: another shot at a ban without calling it such

Starting off with some really good news, in Utah they rejected that bill to ban e-cigarettes that had no on/off switches and any flavored nicotine products. There is a good report on that over at CAASA. “I spoke with many of the committee members before the hearing,” Ward [a CASAA director] said, “and I found […]

Iowa more worried about candy than cigarettes

While not the full out bans being pursued in Utah and Washington, Democrats in Iowa are working hard to have retail restrictions to be placed on dissolvable tobacco products. This is still a flavor motivated action as indicated on the Iowa Senate Democrats page. This is really quite the “wonderful” article; more misinformation per sentence […]

Obama criticized for use of unapproved anti-smoking therapy

Reported recently at FoxNews: US President Barack Obama has a secret weapon in his battle against his smoking habit — celery, he revealed in an interview gaining traction Thursday. First Lady Michelle Obama said earlier this month that her husband had not smoked a cigarette for almost a year. In an interview posted late Wednesday, […]

One ban deserves another….

When the FDA banned flavored cigarettes in 2009, an action that resulted in quite a bit of press and plaudits but affected a negligible portion of the tobacco market, one wonders given the lack of any real evidence supporting that action, if it was simply to leverage more substantial actions. Now we see the threat […]