FDA rules spell changes for vaping and hookah lounges

May 6, 2016
New FDA rules put restrictions on tobacco products, which will affect venues catering to their use.
Hookah pipes at a lounge in San Jose, California.
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How the new e-cigarette regulations will impact small businesses

May 5, 2016
Small shops and vape-makers worry the regulation will put them out of business.
The FDA's new regulations on tobacco includes e-cigarettes, which may impact the industry.

Big tobacco says your e-cigarette may kill you

Mar 24, 2015
What’s driving this public health message?

Despite headwinds, tobacco industry is still thriving

Mar 13, 2015
A new report suggests the legal age to buy cigarettes should jump from 18 to 21.

How bankers muscled ratings agencies on tobacco bonds

Dec 23, 2014
Banks pushed firms to give better ratings to companies that are now close to default.

China's smoking ban distracts from a larger issue

Nov 25, 2014
A Stanford anthropologist calls the ban a "sideshow" and points out that the country is a "superpower" of cigarette production.

How tobacco farms are going organic

Nov 5, 2014
The federal program designed to help tobacco farmers transition from the depression-era quota system to the free market has officially ended.

For public good, not for profit.

The discount that links big tobacco to the military

Oct 1, 2014
Legislation wants the big business of selling tobacco to military members to stop.

Wall Street tobacco deals left states in billions of debt

Aug 7, 2014
Politicians wanted upfront cash from a victory over Big Tobacco, and bankers obliged.

Turning a new leaf can prove elusive in tobacco-built South

Jul 22, 2014
Mullins, South Carolina is a small town with a big past and a long memory.