More Smoking Articles

  • New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful. The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday. Developers of the program say New Orleans is the first U.S. city to participate in a large-scale...

  • Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Joe Camel is bulking up to take on the Marlboro Man. Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s $25 billion deal to buy Newport maker Lorillard Inc. creates a formidable No. 2 tobacco company in the U.S. behind Marlboro maker Altria. It also creates a powerhouse in...

  • For smokers, can e-cigarettes save money?

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It's difficult to say yet if electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular fire-and-tobacco smokes, but they can save smokers hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. Some in the growing industry are touting the battery-powered nicotine sticks as a way for...

  • More countries adding graphic warnings to smokes

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia became the newest country to mandate graphic photo warnings on cigarette packs on Tuesday, joining more than 40 other nations or territories that have adopted similar regulations in recent years. The warnings, which showcase gruesome close-up images ranging...

  • Philip Morris Int'l to sell Marlboro HeatSticks

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Philip Morris International Inc. is hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes like e-cigarettes with a new Marlboro-branded product that heats tobacco rather than burning it. The world's second-biggest tobacco company on Thursday...

  • CDC wants more cigarette taxes, regs as tobacco usage flattens, teens experiment

    The drop in tobacco use has bottomed out, and teens are experimenting more, prompting the CDC to call for new taxes, regulations and warnings to get Americans to finally kick the habit.

  • Cigarette makers ignore Indonesia label deadline

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tobacco companies largely ignored an Indonesian deadline to put graphic health warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, another setback for anti-smoking efforts in a country that's home to the world's highest rate of male smokers and a wild, wild west of...

  • 'You are what is wrong with this country': Jay Rockefeller and Senate Democrats open fire on e-cigarette presidents

    Electronic cigarette companies "are what is wrong with this country," because of advertising that makes their products more interesting to children, says Sen. Jay Rockefeller.



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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