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2009-09-22 10:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today a ban on cigarettes with flavors characterizing fruit, candy, or clove. The ban, authorized by the new Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, is part of a national effort by the FDA to reduce smoking in America. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in America. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The FDA's ban on candy and...

2009-09-21 16:42:00

Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /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) One of the first provisions of the new federal law regulating tobacco products will take effect Tuesday as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforces a ban on candy, fruit and other flavored cigarettes....

2009-09-13 05:00:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- E Cigarettes National, an online e-cigarette retailer has just completed the implementation of a call center to handle customer demand that is growing at over 300% per month since its launch in July of this year. Tiffany Ellis, the marketing director of E Cigarettes National claims that their choice of quality brands and affordable prices, teamed up with great customer service is what makes the difference between them and the other e cigarette...

2008-07-31 06:00:17

By Wendy Koch Cigarettes would carry larger warning labels, their ads would be limited, candy flavoring in them would be banned, and nicotine levels might be lowered under landmark legislation the House of Representatives passed Wednesday. The bill would give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products. It needs the approval of the Senate, which has previously voted for such a measure. The Bush administration opposes the bill, but the House's 326-102...

2008-07-16 18:00:29

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Joel Spivak of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, +1- 202-296-5469 Statement of Matthew L. Myers,President, Campaign for Tobacco- Free Kids WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new studies published online today in the American Journal of Public Health demonstrate the critical need for Congress to enact pending legislation granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory authority over tobacco products. One study found that...

2008-06-18 09:00:04

By CARLA K JOHNSON By Carla K. Johnson The Associated Press CHICAGO Is menthol a flavor that should be banned from cigarettes? That's a tricky question, according to American Medical Association members who on Tuesday found themselves opposing some government health heavyweights. Menthol flavoring would not be banned under a bill before Congress that gives control of tobacco products to the Food and Drug Administration. The bill would ban flavor additives such as mint, clove and...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.