WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Tobacco Maker Touts Smokers Rights Website

Play associated audio

Cigarette maker Altria Group is giving consumers a new place to read about and act on tobacco-related public policy issues. The Richmond-based owner of the nation's largest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, has launched a website called Citizens for Tobacco Rights.

The new website has information on both state and federal tobacco issues such as taxes, smoking bans and other regulation. It also provides consumers with a way to take action on any tobacco-related issues in which they are interested.

Altria says it believes it is important for adult tobacco consumers to make their voices heard on issues that affect them.

The company also owns Black and Mild cigar maker John Middleton, and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, which makes Skoal and Copenhagen branded smokeless tobacco products.

WAMU 88.5

Your Turn: Sexual Assault, Nate Parker And More

Director Nate Parker's college rape case is resurfacing and putting off would-be fans of his highly anticipated film "The Birth of a Nation." What do Washingtonians think?

NPR

Minnesota Cracks Down On Neonic Pesticides, Promising Aid To Bees

Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees. Many details of the plan, however, remain to be worked out.
WAMU 88.5

Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan And His Visit To Mexico

Donald Trump lays out a plan for immigration after a meeting with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto. An update on the Republican presidential nominee’s proposals on immigration, illegal drugs and trade.

WAMU 88.5

Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.