Senators Introduce Bill to Stop Tobacco Smuggling, Increase Federal Tobacco Tax

U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Tom Harkin (D-IA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced the Tobacco Tax and Enforcement Reform Act, legislation that would reduce illegal tobacco trafficking, eliminate tax disparities between different tobacco products, and increase the federal excise tax rate on tobacco products. According to a press release, the bill…

Government Issues Finalized Wellness Rules

As part of Obamacare, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its guidelines for employment-based wellness programs.  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued final rules on employment-based wellness programs. The final regulations support workplace health promotion and prevention as a means to reduce the burden of chronic illness,…