Tag:tobacco

  • 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…

  • A Bad Summer for Tobacco

    RALEIGH -- Amid the federal government's efforts to extend its reach -- in health care, the environment, and financial services -- you might be forgiven for not noticing that in June President Obama signed "The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act" into law.

  • A Bad Summer for Tobacco

    Amid the federal governments efforts to extend its reach -- in health care, the environment, and financial services -- you might be forgiven for not noticing that in June President Obama signed "The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act" into law.

  • Not A Progressive Solution

    A new UNC hospital is still under construction but is already running $20 million over its $180 million budget. Someone’s got to pay – should smokers?…

  • 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.