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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 20:23:52

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...

2014-07-27 23:01:19

Philip Morris has signalled its intention to cease domestic cigarette manufacturing by the end of 2014, which would dramatically change the industry's current structure. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Cigarette and Tobacco Product Manufacturing industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 Although Cigarette and Tobacco Product Manufacturing in Australia is restricted to two companies, heavy government regulation...

2014-07-25 08:26:10

WASHINGTON, July 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 Tobacco companies have abandoned their legal challenge to New York City's innovative new law prohibiting tobacco discounting schemes, as they chose not to appeal a federal court ruling that upheld the law. The deadline for the tobacco companies to appeal was July 18. It is a...

2014-06-18 16:27:58

WASHINGTON, June 18, 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 In a big win for kids and public health, a federal judge today upheld New York City's new law prohibiting the use of coupons and other discounting schemes that make tobacco products cheaper and more appealing to kids. The new law is designed to prevent tobacco companies from...

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...

2014-04-24 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 16:31:20

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...


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