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2010-11-15 08:00:00

Comprehensive Report Shows African Americans and Young Adults Disproportionately Affected by Menthol Cigarette Use WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A special supplemental issue to the journal Addiction was released today focusing on menthol flavored cigarettes ("menthols") and the significant harm associated with them. This Menthol Special Journal Issue, funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), includes 11 new studies focusing on the prevalence of menthol...

2010-10-18 13:44:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) weighs the evidence on the deadly impact of menthol cigarettes, three African American organizations have spoken out against a potential ban, urging the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee to consider the negative implications of a ban and to discount any unsubstantiated evidence on menthol. The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) and...

2010-10-15 11:15:00

SULLIVAN AND CALIFANO CRITICIZE THE CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY, THE NATIONAL BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVES FOR OPPOSING BAN NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and Founder of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA*) at Columbia University and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, and Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., a CASA Columbia board member and...

2010-10-08 13:34:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress of Racial Equality's National Spokesperson Niger Innis today questioned whether a Food and Drug Administration committee is headed toward a "government-knows-best moment" as they examine menthol cigarettes. A FDA scientific panel is meeting today and tomorrow as part of a review of menthol cigarettes. Innis believes that this panel is the beginning of a process that could lead to the prohibition of menthol cigarettes, which...

2010-10-08 12:26:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) today warned an advisory committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that it has "serious concerns" about the unintended consequences of a ban of menthol cigarettes. NOBLE issued the statement prior to hearings scheduled for Oct. 7 and 8 of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, which will issue a report and recommendation on menthol early next year....

2010-10-07 13:59:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harry C. Alford, co-founder, president and CEO of The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), today issued the following statement regarding hearings Oct. 7 and 8 of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The advisory committee is considering whether to regulate or ban menthol cigarettes. The NBCC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization dedicated to the economic...

2010-09-24 09:32:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than one business day before the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee reviewing menthol in cigarettes: 1. Who is on the menthol subcommittee? 2. Do any of the members of the subcommittee have a background independent of the public health community? 3. Are there any mathematical statisticians on the subcommittee? 4. Is FDA going to hire a consultant to review the initiation/cessation studies, give the operating instructions to the...

2010-08-03 15:24:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) today announced its plan to launch a non-menthol variety of its flagship Newport® brand in November 2010. Newport® Non-Menthol will be a premium product with broad competitive consumer appeal that delivers the high quality tobacco taste that adult smokers have grown to expect from Newport. Newport, Lorillard's menthol-flavored premium cigarette, is the second-largest brand in...

2010-07-16 13:48:00

Data is Overwhelming and Consistent GREENSBORO, N.C., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the words of Food and Drug Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on the screen beside him, a Lorillard Tobacco Company (NYSE: LO) scientist today called upon the FDA's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) to employ a "truly science-based, data-driven" process in its evaluation of menthol in cigarettes. Earlier this week Hamburg made headlines when she told an FDA science panel to...

2010-07-15 06:00:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lorillard Tobacco Company (NYSE: LO) today issued the following statement regarding the second public meeting of the Food and Drug Administration's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC), which will be held July 15 and July 16 in Gaithersburg, Md. This statement can be attributed to Dr. William R. True, senior Vice president, research and development. "After its first meeting, the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory...


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