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FDA Steps Up Tobacco Enforcement
2011-11-11 06:36:27

In an effort to curb underage smoking, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conducted a sting operation to locate retailers who illegally sell tobacco to minors. The FDA made 27,500 inspections nationwide and found only 1,200 retailers who needed warning letters for allowing the sales to underage individuals. Ann Simoneau, Director of compliance and enforcement for FDA´s Center for Tobacco Products told Convenience Store News, “The fact that youths can walk into 1,200...

2010-12-07 12:49:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2010 /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) A federal appeals court ruling today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot regulate electronic cigarettes as drugs and devices is wrong on the law, wrong on the facts and fails to take into account the harmful implications of this decision for public health. This...

2010-09-09 15:44:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /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) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) We applaud the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for taking appropriate enforcement action today against five distributors of electronic cigarettes for various violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA),...

2010-03-30 08:35:00

TEMECULA, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- USAcig and Hop-on, Inc. a Nevada Company, (Pink Sheets: HPNN) is the only U.S. Public Company that is currently shipping Electronic Cigarettes in the U.S. Overseas manufacturers' shipments of Electronic Cigarettes were denied United States entry in late September 2008. On October 29, 2008, the FDA issued "Detention" notices on grounds the shipments "appear to be adulterated, misbranded or otherwise in violation" of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act...

2009-08-26 08:20:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) The incomparable legacy of Senator Edward M. Kennedy in the protection of America's public health is a lasting tribute to his memory. Senator Kennedy was among the first in Congress to fully comprehend the devastating effects of tobacco use in the U.S. He was in the vanguard of supporters...

2009-08-25 10:56:51

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has officially established the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. The FDA said establishment of the committee is a step toward full implementation of the recently-enacted Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The federal agency said the committee will provide advice, information and recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs on health and other issues relating to tobacco products. The FDA said the committee...

2009-06-22 14:14:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after President Obama signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products and marketing. "Today, President Obama has joined Congress in taking a giant step toward making America healthier. This bipartisan legislation grants the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products and...

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2009-04-02 12:35:00

Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers were asked to give the government powers over the tobacco industry, introducing new curbs on marketing tactics and cigarette ingredients.The House of Representatives was expected to approve The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act late Wednesday or on Thursday, however the legislation faces an uncertain future in the Senate.Supporters of the bill hope that the combining of President Obama's support and years of successfully expanding restrictions on who...

2009-04-02 11:53:00

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the House's passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which will provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with authority to regulate tobacco products. The bill passed by a vote of 298 to 112. "Every day, Americans benefit from the oversight the FDA provides on the foods we eat and the medicines we take. Despite the fact that tobacco is one of the deadliest...

2009-03-04 16:57:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /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 House Energy and Commerce Committee today set Congress on a course to take truly historic action to reduce tobacco use by approving legislation granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products. Today's 39-13 vote underscores the broad, bipartisan support...


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