Category: Tobacco Legislation

Boston Smoking Ban

Smokers in Boston now face a $250 fine if they exercise their right to light up in city-run parks. The ban covers the 251 parks, squares, cemeteries and other spaces run by the Parks...

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

The Senate passed and President Obama signed into law a bill to regulate the tobacco industry under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The bill will give the Food and Drug Administration...

Obama signs bill restricting mail-order cigarette sales

Obama signs bill restricting mail-order cigarette sales

When you can’t compete against a product in the American free enterprise system, the only solution is to eliminate it through legislation. Handing big tobacco corporations a huge victory, the PACT Act passed by...

Exchange Your Cigarettes with Marijuana and Crack Cocaine

Exchange Your Cigarettes with Marijuana and Crack Cocaine

Good news for pot and cocaine smokers… under the Obamacare health insurance company bailout plan, health insurance companies cannot penalize you with higher premiums. Now, if you smoke cigarettes, it’s a different story… they...

Moving Toward Tobacco Prohibition

Moving Toward Tobacco Prohibition

Last week, another bill was passed and signed into law that takes more of our freedoms and violates the Constitution of the United States. It was, of course, done for the sake of the...

I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.

I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.

I stumbled upon this interesting article on the John Birch Society website called, “The Moralists of San Francisco” that once again points out the hypocrisy of the governments role in protecting our health. Apparently...

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

The U.S. House of Representatives voted (326-102) to give the FDA regulatory control over tobacco. Now get this… Philip Morris USA, which thinks regulation by the Food and Drug Administration will help shore up...

Bill to Regulate Tobacco Moves Forward

Bill to Regulate Tobacco Moves Forward

The FDA is already in crisis and overburdened. Its own scientific advisers say that the Agency can’t fulfill its mission to protect our nation’s health, food supply, medicines and medical devices. Now, Congress wants...

Stop the anti-smoking Nazi’s

Stop the anti-smoking Nazi’s

On December 5th, 1933 the 18th Amendement to the U.S. Constitution (thats Prohibition folks!)was repealled. Everybody celebrate!!! Today, you might be able to have a drink legally, but it’s illegal to light up that...

Government-Sanctioned Monopolies

Government-Sanctioned Monopolies

As I’ve said many times before on SmokingAloud.com and this blog, “The ongoing anti-smoking campaign is not about public health, drug abuse, or teen smoking. What it is all about is money, control, and...