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May 22 2014

Lawyer: ‘No smoking gun’ against Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks’ lawyer has told the jury at Britain’s phone-hacking trial Tuesday they must ignore the “inaccuracy and bias … cruelty and vitriol” written about his client as they consider their verdict.

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Mar 09 2011

Menthols Not Worse, But Could Be More Addictive: FDA Tobacco Panel Draft

menthol cgarettesA panel advising the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that menthol cigarettes are not worse for smokers’ health than regular cigarettes — but they may be more addictive, Bloomberg reported Feb. 28.To reach its conclusions — which the FDA does not have to act upon — the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee looked at marketing data from the three largest U.S. tobacco companies, Altria (a unit of Philip Morris USA), producer of Virginia cigarettes,  Reynolds American, producer of Camel cigarettes and Lorillard, as well as decades of research.

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Dec 13 2010

Mr. President, Thank You for Not Smoking

president ObamaAs unaccustomed as I am to handing out compliments to our elected officials, may I compliment someone who hasn’t gotten many lately? President Obama, thank you for not smoking. In a week filled with the unexpected – yes, that was former President Clinton holding forth at the White House podium Friday and loving it, and yes, he’s still a good briefer . . .

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Jun 24 2010

Law Bans “Light,” “Mild,” “Low” Labels on Cigarettes

__marlboro_classics__Earlier this week, a law banning tobacco makers from using certain terms in product names that could mislead consumers, such as “light,” “mild,” and “low” became effective. The Sun Times noted that manufactures have moved to using color-coding to differentiate their product lines.Last year, President Barack Obama signed The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into law meant to allow the federal government broad authority over tobacco products and enable regulators to control cigarette packaging and marketing. The law is also meant to allow how much nicotine—the addictive component in cigarettes—is added in tobacco products.

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May 21 2010

Ferrari no more advertise Marlboro-but get money

ferrariA few weeks ago a bit of a storm blew up around what appeared to be subliminal cigarette advertising on Ferrari’s F1 car. It has been quite a few years now since cigarette advertising was common in mainstream sport. At one time almost every Formula 1 team had a sponsor from the tobacco industry; Williams were sponsored by Rothmans, McLaren by West, Jordan by Benson and Hedges and Ferrari by Marlboro to name just a few. In 2005 the Tobacco Advertising Directive took effect which banned, within the EU, almost all forms of tobacco advertising including that in F1. So using the Ferrari F1 team, and specifically the livery of the F1 car, to advertise cigarettes is clearly illegal so what is all the fuss about?

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