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2014-04-24 16:31:20

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Food and Drug Administration moved to establish new regulatory authority over pipe tobacco in the U.S., the Pipe Tobacco Council said today they planned to work closely with FDA to make sure critical issues are understood and highlighted in the process. Representing pipe tobacco manufacturers, importers, distributors and other suppliers, PTC officials said the main concern of the traditional American pipe tobacco community is "that we...

2014-04-24 12:31:30

Legacy® Presses for Consistency in Restrictions on Combusted and Non-combusted Products, Especially as They Relate to Candy Flavorings and Advertising Appealing to Youth WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a critically important step - although long overdue and still too limited - to improve the health of our nation by commencing the formal rulemaking process to bring additional tobacco products under its...

2014-04-24 12:30:33

ARLINGTON, Va., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its proposed rules on the regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, hookahs (water pipes), nicotine gels, and certain dissolvables that are not smokeless tobacco. This is an important step in the process of regulating tobacco products currently free of regulation. The FDA currently regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless...

2014-04-24 12:29:30

Agency Must Now Quickly Finalize Proposed Rule and Take Further Action to Stop Marketing and Flavors that Entice Kids WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Three years after first announcing plans to do so, the Food and Drug Administration today has finally issued a proposed rule to begin regulating electronic cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco...

E-Cigarette Regulations Proposed By The FDA
2014-04-24 09:16:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the debate rages on over whether electronic cigarettes are a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes or a gateway to them, the Food and Drug Administration unveiled new regulations controlling electronic smoking devices and other previously unregulated tobacco products on Thursday. The new regulations would ban the sale of the smoking devices, as well as the nicotine products they burn, to individuals under the age of 18....

Smoking On TV Has Dwindled Leading To A Decrease In Tobacco Use
2014-04-04 12:08:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While heavier taxes on cigarettes have been shown to reduce tobacco use in the US, the reduced glamorization of smoking on TV has also had an effect, according to a new report in the journal Tobacco Control. In the study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania said the shrinking visibility of cigarettes and smoking in prime time drama programs has led to a drop in cigarette use equivalent to two packs of cigarettes per adult a...

2014-03-28 08:27:29

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-three leading public health and medical organizations are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make it a priority to regulate how cigarettes are manufactured and stop tobacco industry practices that have made cigarettes even more deadly and addictive than they were 50 years ago. In a letter sent this week to Mitchell Zeller, Director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, the health groups urged the FDA to...

2014-03-13 12:31:58

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Nevada will stand up against tobacco on March 19 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 19(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,400 events are planned across the nation. (See below for a list of local events.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is an annual...

2014-03-05 12:26:29

Commission Calls on the Obama Administration to Let the FDA Act and Ban Menthol Flavoring in Cigarettes WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth, a group of all living former U.S. Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare; U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services; U.S. Surgeons General; and Directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from every administration, Republican and Democrat, since that of...

2014-02-21 12:25:12

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) For the first time since being granted regulatory authority over tobacco products by a 2009 law, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today ordered tobacco companies to pull several products off the market. The agency acted under a key provision of the law that requires prior...


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