Monthly Archives: November 2010

Cigarette pack warnings: US lags and Americans suffer

There’s been a lot of talk about the FDA’s proposed pictorial warnings on cigarette packs, including some whining by people who say they go too far. Actually, our proposed pictorial warnings are tame compared to the warnings in other countries. … Continue reading

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Local governments ignore laws against hookah lounges in California (not to mention their public health threat)

Hookah bars are proliferating in California, and around the country. Though they claim to be about a multicultural experience, they are really about attracting young people to smoke tobacco. People believe that because you smoke fruit-flavored tobacco through a waterpipe, … Continue reading

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