奥驰亚集团:支持加香卷烟禁令
2009年05月27日来源:烟草在线据Richmond (VA) BizSense报道编译

  烟草在线据Richmond (VA) BizSense报道编译  5月19日,美国参议院的一个小组正考虑禁止樱桃、巧克力和丁香等某些卷烟香料的烟草立法。

  可能会使一些人感到吃惊的是,最大的烟草产品制造商奥驰亚集团支持这项禁令。该公司与反烟提倡者和立法议员们进行了磋商,就这个法案达成了妥协。

  据特种烟草委员会说,这个禁令豁免了占美国出售的所有卷烟28%的薄荷卷烟。相比之下,丁香烟只占美国出售的所有卷烟的1%以下。

  这项法案还对卷烟包装的标签进行了管理,要求卷烟制造商在包装的正面和背面印制占烟盒整个上半部的健康警语。在9个被采纳的健康警语中,包括“卷烟引起癌症”、“吸烟会致命”,还有稍微有点平淡的“现在戒烟将大大减少对您健康的严重危险。”

Altria backs ban on flavored cigarettes

Richmond (VA) BizSense
May 19, 2009

  A U.S. Senate panel is considering tobacco legislation today that would ban certain cigarette flavorings including cherry, chocolate and cloves.

  In what may be a surprise to some, leading tobacco product producer Altria supports the ban. The company has negotiated with anti-smoking advocates and lawmakers to reach a compromise on the bill.

  The ban exempts menthol-flavored cigarettes, which account for 28 percent of all cigarettes sold in the U.S., according to the Specialty Tobacco Council. By comparison clove cigarettes account for just under one percent.

  The bill also regulates labeling of cigarette packaging and would require manufacturers to include warnings on the front and back of the package that occupy the entire top half of the panel. Among the nine accepted warnings include: "Cigarettes cause cancer", "Smoking can kill you", and the slightly innocuous "Quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risks to your health."

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