FDA Touts Enforcement Efforts in Preventing Tobacco Sales to Minors

Issues 1,200 warning letters to retailers; industry group emphasizes high compliance rate


NATO Retailers Respond to FDA Form

Fourteen submit comments electronically on FDA violation reporting form

Four months in, a state cigarette tax reduction hasn't produced the desired results

Increases driven by pricing and emerging markets

Will spend $600 million, coinciding with rollout of graphic warning labels

American Cancer Society seeks to increase taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products

A cancer center seeks to convert smokers into smokeless tobacco users.

Effort is one of several in response to local tobacco initiatives

Citing volume declines, company plans $400-million cost reduction

Commonwealth Brands, Altadis USA form newly named company

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