Tag:cigarettes

  • Safer tobacco product available, but feds slow to offer a light 

    What if a product could save lives and millions in health-care costs? Imagine that product had undergone extensive tests and trials providing undisputed data showing it was safe. But what if a government agency with an anti-tobacco agenda from a previous administration made that product unavailable?   It’s happening now, as the Food and Drug Administration considers an application…

  • No. 634: Perfecting Greed: Government Addicted to Tobacco

    While corporate accounting scandals are grabbing headlines, we need to remember who actually perfected the concept of cooking the books: state and federal governments. Their seemingly limitless lust for revenue makes their corporate brethren look like a bunch of choir boys.