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2014-08-25 16:27:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The number of U.S. youth who used electronic cigarettes, but have never smoked a regular cigarette, has more than tripled in the past three years, from 79,000 in 2011 to over 263,000 in 2013. And these youth are nearly twice as likely to intend to smoke regular cigarettes as...

2014-08-08 16:23:03

FDA Should Close Gaps by Addressing Marketing and Flavors that Appeal to Kids WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In public comments jointly filed today, 24 leading public health and medical organizations called on the Food and Drug Administration to issue a final rule to regulate all tobacco products by April 25, 2015 - one year after the FDA issued a proposed rule - and to reject a proposal to exempt so-called "premium cigars." The health groups also called on FDA...

2014-08-07 20:25:26

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arguing for regulations that reflect "the unique character of the cigar industry," the Cigar Association of America, the national trade association representing cigar manufacturers, importers, distributors, and other suppliers, today submitted comments on Food and Drug Administration efforts to establish regulatory authority over the cigar industry. The FDA has proposed to regulate cigars and other tobacco products under the Family Smoking Prevention...

2014-08-07 20:23:52

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arguing for a "meaningful and feasible framework" that accommodates the unique characteristics of the pipe tobacco market, the Pipe Tobacco Council, the national trade association representing the pipe tobacco industry, today submitted comments on Food and Drug Administration efforts to regulate pipe tobacco. The FDA has proposed to regulate pipe tobacco under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The move would create new legal and...

2014-07-22 00:21:39

FDA Should Move Forward in Banning Menthol Cigarettes Based on Conclusions of Its Own Independent Review WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department should immediately appeal today's misguided ruling by a federal judge that concluded three members of the FDA's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) had conflicts of interest - or just the appearance of conflicts of interest - and barred the FDA from using a March 2011 report on menthol...

2014-05-07 20:27:23

FDA Must Act to Prevent Tobacco Companies from Using Flavors to Lure Kids WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Tobacco companies are using the same flavor chemicals in their sweet-flavored tobacco products, including cigars of various sizes and smokeless tobacco, that are used in popular candy and drink products such as...

2014-05-07 12:23:09

Statement from Legacy on New Research Showing Tobacco Products Contain Actual Candy Flavorings WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2009, the landmark Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act banned flavorings in cigarettes, with the exception of menthol, because of their appeal to youth. We are now watching how the tobacco industry has adapted by offering other flavored tobacco products like cigars, little cigars and cigarillos, which are not included in...

2014-05-01 00:21:19

FDA Deeming Regulations Released Last Week Fail to Safeguard Young People from Pervasive E-Cigarette Advertising WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report titled Vaporized: E-Cigarettes, Advertising, and Youth by Legacy, examines the recent rise of e-cigarette use among youth, and the entry of the major tobacco companies into the e-cigarette market. Legacy, the nation's largest public health foundation devoted to achieving a culture where all youth and young adults...

2014-04-24 23:01:17

The Food and Drug Administration Thursday proposed establishing the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes, banning sales to minors and requiring FDA approval of the products. Electronic cigarette makers would be required to disclose the chemicals used in the nicotine delivery devices – which replace cigarette smoke with vapor – and note on product labels that nicotine can be addictive. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 The Food and Drug Administration Thursday proposed...

2014-04-24 16:31:22

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cigar Association of America, the national trade association representing cigar manufacturers, importers, distributors, and other suppliers, said today that it was prepared to continue working closely with the Food and Drug Administration as FDA establishes regulatory authority over the cigar industry. FDA released its proposed regulation deeming, among other tobacco products, cigars as subject to the requirements of the Federal Food,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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