Posts Tagged ‘President Barack Obama’

New Cigarette Brand Bears Presidential Ring

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — A Central Florida man has created a cigarette brand that some say draws a little presidential inspiration. The makers call them ‘Bama’s,’ but with a signature oval ring around the logo, they have an uncanny likeness to the president’s last name. “It’s edgy,” said Rob Klotzback, one of the brand’s creators. “It’s easy to remember, the packaging is pretty attractive and it’s a good smoke.” ... read more >>

Protecting Our Children from the Dangers of Smoking

The President expressed his appreciation for Senator Ted Kennedy above all today. Lamenting that the senator could not be there for the signing of Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, he called it “change that’s been decades in the making.” By all accounts, it is the strongest measure protecting children from the dangers of smoking to date – read the fact sheet for all of the details. ... read more >>

Get Ready for Gruesome Cigarette Warnings

Graphic images of diseased body parts could become the norm on packaging Would a gruesome picture of a cancer-ravaged mouth with rotting teeth make you think twice about buying a pack of cigarettes? ... read more >>

N.Y. delegation fights tobacco

Last month, President Barack Obama signed a historic bill to protect children from Big Tobacco. I applaud the New York congressional delegation, and especially Sen. Charles Schumer, for their leadership on this issue. By approving legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate tobacco products, they decisively placed the interests of New York residents above those of Big Tobacco. ... read more >>

FDA will not protect tobacco companies from tort liability

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed legislation that will empower the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate tobacco products. ... read more >>