Tag Archives: tobacco

CDC Head Resigns Over Purchase Of Tobacco Stocks

CNBC is reporting that CDC head Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald resigned this morning. Yesterday multiple outlets reported that she purchased stock in a global Big Tobacco company after Trump appointed her to the post. After assuming the CDC leadership July 7, Fitzgerald bought tens of thousands of dollars in new stock holdings in at least a dozen companies later that month as ...

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We CDC You: Trump’s Top Health Official Bought Shares In Big Tobacco One Month After Being Appointed

Politico reports: The Trump administration’s top public health official bought shares in a tobacco company one month into her leadership of the agency charged with reducing tobacco use — the leading cause of preventable disease and death and an issue she had long championed. The stock was one of about a dozen new investments that Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the ...

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White House May Reduce ATF To Just The F

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration has drafted plans to strip key authorities from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, senior administration officials said on Friday, an acknowledgment that the agency has all but abandoned its legacy of fighting liquor and tobacco smugglers. The A.T.F. traces its roots to Eliot Ness and the Prohibition-era federal agents ...

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NORWAY: Government Pressured To Ban Tobacco Sales

The Norwegian Medical Association is pressuring the government to ban all tobacco sales to anyone born after 2000. The Independent reports: Marit Hermansen, the president of the NMA, told Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten that access to cigarettes was not a basic human right. “We have long had the policy of phasing out smoking by 2035. This is a measure to achieve ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: Town Considers A First-In-Nation Ban On Tobacco Sales

Via the Associated Press: The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent’s Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way. This sleepy central Massachusetts town of 7,700 has become an improbable battleground in ...

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Petition To Walgreens: No More Tobacco

Earlier this month CVS announced that it would stop selling cigarettes, a move that will take a $2B chunk out of the company’s annual grosses, at least until they decide how to fill those shelves behind the chain’s few remaining staffed check-out stations. And now there’s a petition for Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, to do the same. (Walgreens ...

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CVS To Stop Selling Cigarettes

CVS Caremark, the nation’s second largest drugstore chain with over 7600 locations, has announced that they will phase out all tobacco sales by the end of the year. The company declined to say what will take tobacco’s prominent shelf place behind cash registers at the front of its stores. CVS Caremark will test some items and may expand smoking cessation ...

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Sarah Palin At NRA Convention

Christian Science Monitor notes: “Sarah Palin chewing tobacco? Speaking at the NRA annual meeting, Sarah Palin pulled out a tin of chewing tobacco to tweak NYC Mayor Bloomberg for his proposed ban on displaying tobacco products.” At the 6:00 mark.

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DOD To Ban Smoking?

The Pentagon is considering banning the use and sale of tobacco products for U.S. soldiers. Pentagon health experts are urging Defense Secretary Robert Gates to ban the use of tobacco by troops and end its sale on military property, a change that could dramatically alter a culture intertwined with smoking. Jack Smith, head of the Pentagon’s office of clinical and ...

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