Jessica Miller | September 27, 2011
A new study shows that 145,000 deaths could be averted in the next 30 years in the Netherlands by implementing stronger tobacco control policies. This set of policies, as recommended by the MPOWER report of the World Health Organisation, consists of increasing tobacco taxes to 70% of the retail price, bans on smoking L&M cigarettes in workplaces and public places, a complete marketing ban, well-funded tobacco control campaigns, graphic health warnings, youth access laws, and comprehensive cessation treatment.
Jessica Miller | August 5, 2011
The Iowa Tobacco Use Prevention & Control Commission is expected to convene Friday morning, where legislators intend to tackle the issue of what they characterize as a mission to fold the division. Earlier this week, Sen. Herman Quirmbach (D-Ames), an ex-officio commission member, distributed a letter admonishing Iowa Department of Public Health director Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks for “firing” the tobacco division administrator and said Miller-Meeks intends to shut down the division.
Jessica Miller | June 17, 2011
The volume of L&M cigarette and tobacco imports are on the rise this year due to weak government protection. “There are no strategies that benefit the national industries,” Salamuddin Daeng, the director of the Institute for Global Justice, said yesterday.
Jessica Miller | April 19, 2011
The president of a Kahnawake tobacco company facing charges in Alberta over the seizure of 16 million L&M cigarettes from a First Nation community says he’s unfazed by the development and plans to continue a push to establish a distribution network throughout western Canadian First Nations.