Cigarettes

Tobacco companies criticize federal judge
Tobacco companies say they are being forced by a federal judge to inaccurately call themselves unscrupulous villains who continue to deceive the American public. In an appeals court filing Wednesday, the industry says the statements ordered by the judge in a government lawsuit would only trigger public anger against the companies and should be scrapped. Thu, 01/08/2015 - 1:39am
CVS changes name, stops selling tobacco products sooner than planned
As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:25pm
CVS Caremark plans to stop selling tobacco products
CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide. Wed, 02/05/2014 - 9:42pm
FDA: Menthol cigarettes pose public health risk
A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes. Tue, 07/23/2013 - 2:48pm
Court denies rehearing on cigarette warnings
A federal appeals court has denied the government's request to rehear a challenge to a requirement that tobacco companies put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages. Wed, 12/05/2012 - 3:59pm
Petition signatures verified; smoking ban push at Wrightsville Beach moves forward
The New Hanover County Board of Elections has verified 233 of the 294 signatures submitted on a petition to put a smoking ban in place on Wrightsville Beach. Wed, 05/23/2012 - 6:23pm
Wrightsville Beach denies smoking ban despite community support
For the second time in two years, Wrightville Beach denied a smoking ban. Fri, 03/09/2012 - 3:14am
FDA to independently review of menthol cig studies
The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an independent review of research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes. Mon, 06/27/2011 - 3:06pm
FDA issues graphic cigarette labels
In the most significant change to US cigarette packs in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration released nine new warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use. Tue, 06/21/2011 - 6:39pm
Creative solutions to endless pollution
With the rising temperatures and clear skies, many folks are making their way to the beach. Wrightsville Beach says they are trying to clean up their act and they are hoping their creative strategies will mean less litter. Sun, 03/13/2011 - 11:59pm