TOBACCO - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TOBACCO News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Cracking down: Health agency urges banning e-cigs for minors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338485-79/health-cigarettes-public-tobacco.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338485-79/health-cigarettes-public-tobacco.html.csp">Cracking down: Health agency urges banning e-cigs for minors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HEILPRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T15:24:44.296-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 03:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. In a bid to set public policy, the World Health Organization said the popular nicotine-vapor products, particularly the fruit, candy and alcohol-drink flavors, could serve as gateway addictions for children and adolescents. It recommended governments forbid or keep ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583384852014-08-26T15:24:44.296-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T15:24:44.296-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338485@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:24:44 MDT Feds seek comments on ‘modified risk’ tobacco http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338400-79/tobacco-snus-market-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338400-79/tobacco-snus-market-health.html.csp">Feds seek comments on ‘modified risk’ tobacco</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T09:13:35.547-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match’s request to certify its General-branded tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes. It is the first time the Food and Drug Administration has accepted a modified risk tobacco product application, a move that’s being closely watched by both the public health community and tobacco companies, which are looking for new products to sell as they face declining cigarette demand due to tax incre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583384002014-08-26T09:13:35.547-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T09:13:35.547-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338400@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:13:35 MDT MLB: Curt Schilling blames chewing tobacco for his mouth cancer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58318001-77/cancer-schilling-boston-chewing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58318001-77/cancer-schilling-boston-chewing.html.csp">MLB: Curt Schilling blames chewing tobacco for his mouth cancer</a></h4> The Associated Press
<h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T23:01:00.341-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boston • Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he’s battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. He announced he had cancer in February but had not disclosed what kind.He says it’s due to chewing tobacco.Schilling is being treated at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and is in remission. He say...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583180012014-08-20T23:01:00.341-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T23:01:00.341-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div>
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Surgeon general who lost job for fighting tobacco dies at 87 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267098-68/steinfeld-general-surgeon-tobacco.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267098-68/steinfeld-general-surgeon-tobacco.html.csp">Surgeon general who lost job for fighting tobacco dies at 87</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KRYSTA FAURIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T08:59:39.306-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 08:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by a president after he campaigned hard against smoking during the Richard Nixon era, died Tuesday. He was 87. Steinfeld died Tuesday morning in a nursing home in suburban Pomona following a stroke he suffered about a month ago, said his daughter, Susan Steinfeld of La Canada Flintridge. “He laid the groundwork for us to be better people and make the world a better place,” she said by telephone. Ste...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582670982014-08-06T08:59:39.306-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T08:59:39.306-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267098@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:59:39 MDT Reynolds American’s quarterly profit climbs 6.7% http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236794-79/percent-share-tobacco-cigarettes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236794-79/percent-share-tobacco-cigarettes.html.csp">Reynolds American’s quarterly profit climbs 6.7%</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:17:02.533-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Reynolds American Inc. said Tuesday that its profit rose by 6.7 percent in its second quarter as higher cigarette and smokeless tobacco prices helped to offset a decline in the number of cigarettes it sold. The Winston Salem, N.C.-based company said it earned $492 million, or 92 cents per share, in the period ended June 30, up from $461 million, or 84 cents per share, a year ago. Adjusted earnings were 89 cents per share, topping analyst estimates of 87 cents per share, according...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582367942014-07-29T09:17:02.533-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:17:02.533-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236794@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:17:02 MDT Widow: Jury sent tobacco company a $23B message http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207833-79/tobacco-company-husband-message.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207833-79/tobacco-company-husband-message.html.csp">Widow: Jury sent tobacco company a $23B message</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By VERENA DOBNIK and JENNIFER KAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:50:29.27-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband says the massive verdict is a message to Big Tobacco. Legal experts and industry analysts say the punitive damages — $23,623,718,906.62, to be precise — almost certainly will be significantly reduced on appeal, if not thrown out entirely. In another major tobacco trial, a $28 billion verdict in a 2002 case in Los Angeles turned into $28 million after appeals. But Cynthia Robinson of Pensacola says the figu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582078332014-07-21T16:50:29.27-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:50:29.27-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207833@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:50:29 MDT Judge: FDA can’t use tobacco panel menthol report http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207820-79/menthol-panel-fda-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207820-79/menthol-panel-fda-judge.html.csp">Judge: FDA can’t use tobacco panel menthol report</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:40:02.241-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • A federal judge says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can’t use an advisory panel’s 2011 report on menthol cigarettes because its members had conflicts of interest. While the FDA has since conducted an independent review on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes, Monday’s ruling could hinder the agency’s ability to defend any future regulations. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington ordered the agency Monday to reconstitute the tobacco panel and barred...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582078202014-07-21T16:40:02.241-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:40:02.241-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207820@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:40:02 MDT Jury awards widow of smoker $23.6B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201993-68/tobacco-damages-court-reynolds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201993-68/tobacco-damages-court-reynolds.html.csp">Jury awards widow of smoker $23.6B</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER KAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T20:58:09.447-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 08:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami • A Florida jury has slammed the nation’s No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict. That ruling also said smokers and their families need only prove addiction and that smoking caused their illnesses or deaths. Last year, Florida...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582019932014-07-19T20:58:09.447-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T20:58:09.447-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201993@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:58:09 MDT MLB: Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in 2016 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58188596-77/players-tobacco-league-baseball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58188596-77/players-tobacco-league-baseball.html.csp">MLB: Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in 2016</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated PRess</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T09:19:04.446-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneapolis • Major League Baseball players say they may consider whether to discuss a possible ban on chewing tobacco when they negotiate their next labor contract in two years. For now, they hope individuals decide on their own to stop dipping. Players’ union head Tony Clark said Monday that several of his members have quit cold turkey following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn on June 16 from oral cancer. While the use of smokeless tobacco was banned for players with minor league contac...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58188596@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:19:04 MDT MLB: Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in ‘16 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58187648-77/players-tobacco-ban-consider.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58187648-77/players-tobacco-ban-consider.html.csp">MLB: Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in ‘16</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RONALD BLUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T23:08:04.943-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneapolis • Major League Baseball players say they may consider whether to discuss a possible ban on chewing tobacco when they negotiate their next labor contract in two years. For now, they hope individuals decide on their own to stop dipping. Players’ union head Tony Clark said Monday that several of his members have quit cold turkey following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn on June 16 from oral cancer. While the use of smokeless tobacco was banned for players with minor league contact...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581876482014-07-15T23:08:04.943-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T23:08:04.943-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58187648@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:08:04 MDT Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58186148-79/reynolds-cigarettes-tobacco-lorillard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58186148-79/reynolds-cigarettes-tobacco-lorillard.html.csp">Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T12:28:15.349-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 12:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • 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 menthol cigarettes, which are becoming a bigger part of the business and gives the combined company some breathing room even as people smoke fewer cigarettes every year. The deal announced Tuesday also create a new...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581861482014-07-15T12:28:15.349-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T12:28:15.349-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58186148@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:28:15 MDT Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173617-79/tobacco-cigarette-reynolds-cigarettes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173617-79/tobacco-cigarette-reynolds-cigarettes.html.csp">Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T11:43:41.722-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 11:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Big Tobacco may soon get smaller. The makers of Camel and Newport cigarettes said Friday they are in talks to combine two of the nation’s oldest and biggest tobacco companies. A deal between Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. would create a formidable No. 2 to rival Altria Group Inc., owner of Philip Morris USA. It also could spur a wave of consolidation in the tobacco business, shrink factories and workforces, and push prices for cigarettes higher even as smokers buy fewe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581736172014-07-11T11:43:41.722-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T11:43:41.722-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173617@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:43:41 MDT Washington Post: Raise the smoking age http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58169701-82/smoking-age-jersey-tobacco.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58169701-82/smoking-age-jersey-tobacco.html.csp">Washington Post: Raise the smoking age</a></h4>