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2013-09-20 23:00:11

In what is the largest grant in Georgia State University history, the university’s School of Public Health and its partners will receive $19 million over five years from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS). Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 21, 2013 In what is the largest grant in Georgia State University history, the university’s School of Public Health and its...

2013-09-19 12:29:27

Researchers awarded nearly $19 million from NIH, FDA to inform FDA tobacco regulatory activities COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD) will launch a new research center focused on the study of a wide range of tobacco products and their impact on public health with approximately $19 million awarded to the university from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The University of...

FDA Announces Decisions On New Tobacco Products
2013-06-26 05:20:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the first time since being given the authority to regulate tobacco products four years ago, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the marketing of two new types of cigarettes. The new products, Newport Non-Menthol Gold Box 100s and Newport Non-Menthol Gold Box, are manufactured by Greensboro, North Carolina-based Lorillard Inc., according to Bloomberg’s Anna Edney and Chris Burritt. “Today’s...

2013-02-22 12:23:38

Statement from Legacy President and CEO, Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recent years, public health has seen historic strides in tobacco control. Under the auspices of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the nation began in earnest to implement the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, that for the first time gave the federal government authority to regulate tobacco. As they say, "With great power, comes great...

2010-09-09 11:19:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to educate retailers and the public about federal regulations to protect kids from tobacco, the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products has launched a six-month text messaging pilot program. To participate in the program, text BreakChain to 87000 from your mobile phone. You will begin receiving text messages in mid to late September. While there is no charge to participate in the...

2009-08-19 13:36:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcement today that it is establishing the Center for Tobacco Products and has selected Lawrence Deyton, MSPH, MD, a highly respected and experienced public health leader, as the Center Director is a demonstration of its commitment to moving...

2009-08-19 11:55:22

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is opening a Center for Tobacco Products in an effort to curb the deaths caused by such products each year. Dr. Lawrence Deyton, a clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will serve at the facility's first director. The center will oversee the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act signed by President Obama in June 2009, the federal agency said in a...