Tobacco http://wunc.org en Child Labor In North Carolina Tobacco Fields http://wunc.org/post/child-labor-north-carolina-tobacco-fields <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Federal law permits children to work in agriculture from younger ages and for longer hours than any other industry.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:37:59 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 37899 at http://wunc.org Child Labor In North Carolina Tobacco Fields Why Are Tobacco Companies So Positive About E-Cig Regulation? http://wunc.org/post/why-are-tobacco-companies-so-positive-about-e-cig-regulation <p></p><p>Shortly after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/04/24/306228616/the-fda-moves-to-regulate-increasingly-popular-e-cigarettes">F.D.A. announced </a>newly proposed regulations of the exploding E-Cigarette market, Greensboro-based Lorillard released&nbsp; a statement on the matter:</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:07:19 +0000 Eric Mennel & Catherine Brand 34402 at http://wunc.org Why Are Tobacco Companies So Positive About E-Cig Regulation? NC Ranks 45th For Tobacco Prevention And Cessation Spending http://wunc.org/post/nc-ranks-45th-tobacco-prevention-and-cessation-spending <p></p><p>North Carolina doesn't spend enough to keep people from smoking or help them quit. That's according to a report from a coalition of health organizations.</p><p></p><p>The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids report ranked North Carolina 45<sup>th</sup> in the country for spending on smoking and chewing prevention or cessation programs. The report says the state spent none of its tobacco tax revenue on those programs in fiscal year 2013.</p><p></p><p>Ricky Diaz of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says the state wants to serve its residents.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:34:43 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27126 at http://wunc.org NC Ranks 45th For Tobacco Prevention And Cessation Spending NC Congress Members: Don't Sequester Tobacco Buyout Money http://wunc.org/post/nc-congress-members-dont-sequester-tobacco-buyout-money <p>Members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation are urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to not lower payments to tobacco farmers next year as part of the expected federal budget cuts known as sequestration.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:03:44 +0000 Jorge Valencia 25638 at http://wunc.org NC Congress Members: Don't Sequester Tobacco Buyout Money European Vote Could Hurt NC Tobacco Exports http://wunc.org/post/european-vote-could-hurt-nc-tobacco-exports <p>U.S. tobacco growers are watching new regulations being considered across the Atlantic.&nbsp; The European Parliament is set to vote on guidelines that would curtail the use of additives in tobacco that provide flavorings to the plant.&nbsp;<br /><br />Burley tobacco -- produced mainly in Kentucky -- contains a number of additives that change the taste.&nbsp; North Carolina has some burley growers, but mostly exports flue-cured tobacco.&nbsp; N.C. State extension economist Blake Brown says any new regulations could hurt tobacco farmers.<br /> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:41:06 +0000 Gurnal Scott 23765 at http://wunc.org European Vote Could Hurt NC Tobacco Exports Hundreds Of Items From Duke-Semans Estate Up For Auction http://wunc.org/post/hundreds-items-duke-semans-estate-auction <p>This weekend, bidders will have the opportunity to take home a piece of North Carolina history when<a href="http://www.brunkauctions.com/search-catalogues/current-catalog/"> hundreds of items</a> from Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans' estate go up for auction.</p><p>Semans was a longtime Durham philanthropist and the great-granddaughter of Washington Duke, who helped to create Duke University and founded the American Tobacco Company. She passed away in early 2012, and left a lifetime's collection of art, jewelry, furniture and household items behind.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Avery Kleinman 21098 at http://wunc.org Hundreds Of Items From Duke-Semans Estate Up For Auction New Law Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Minors http://wunc.org/post/new-law-bans-e-cigarette-sales-minors <P>Tobacco shop retailers are following <A href="http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/Senate/PDF/S530v6.pdf">a new law</A> that keeps them from selling electronic cigarettes to minors.&nbsp;Many smokers use e-cigarettes as a replacement for tobacco cigarettes. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:08:22 +0000 Gurnal Scott 19994 at http://wunc.org New Law Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Minors Big China Tobacco Company Opens Office In Cary http://wunc.org/post/big-china-tobacco-company-opens-office-cary <p>A Chinese tobacco company has announced plans to open its North America headquarters in North Carolina.&nbsp; The state Agriculture Department has worked hard to bolster trade relations with China.&nbsp; And it’s paid off. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:21:15 +0000 Leoneda Inge 18072 at http://wunc.org Big China Tobacco Company Opens Office In Cary Smoke Damage http://wunc.org/post/smoke-damage <p></p><p>North Carolina State University sociologist Michael Schwalbe’s new book, “Smoke Damage: Voices from the Front Lines of America’s Tobacco Wars,” (University of Wisconsin Press/2011) is a collection of portraits of people whose lives have been changed by tobacco. The images and the stories that accompany them span a wide range of ages, social classes and professional disciplines, from lawyers and farmers to disease survivors. The intimate photos tell a story not captured by statistics, but the book is not merely sentimental. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:30:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Katy Barron 8148 at http://wunc.org Smoke Damage Lorillard Workers To Protest At FDA Meeting http://wunc.org/post/lorillard-workers-protest-fda-meeting <p>Tobacco workers employed by Lorillard plan to protest at an FDA meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning in Raleigh. The government is reviewing the safety of menthol cigarettes- Lorillard has a market share of about 35 percent of the product. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 317-T in Greensboro is organizing the event. Randy Fulk is the union's international representative. He worked for Lorillard Tobacco for more than 36 years:</p> Tue, 07 Dec 2010 21:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 11433 at http://wunc.org