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2014-04-28 20:22:42

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its long-awaited draft regulations for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other low-risk alternatives to smoking. The regulations offer little benefit, according to The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA), the leading advocate for the current and future consumers of low-risk alternatives to smoking. However, CASAA believes that...

2014-04-25 04:21:55

Americans offer split opinion on e-cigarette laws, says FindLaw survey EAGAN, Minn., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rules for electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, 46 states already have proposed or enacted legislation related to e-cigarettes, according to data found on WestlawNext(®), the leading online legal research service. Of those states, at least 20 have proposed or enacted legislation that includes...

2014-04-24 20:23:22

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a statewide group of leading health organizations, responded today to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)'s proposed regulations on e-cigarettes. The following is their statement: E-cigarettes have become popular in Minnesota and around the country, but the many unknowns about their health effects, their relationship to youth smoking and other issues have raised concerns among health...

2014-04-24 16:31:22

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cigar Association of America, the national trade association representing cigar manufacturers, importers, distributors, and other suppliers, said today that it was prepared to continue working closely with the Food and Drug Administration as FDA establishes regulatory authority over the cigar industry. FDA released its proposed regulation deeming, among other tobacco products, cigars as subject to the requirements of the Federal Food,...

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...

2014-04-11 23:01:16

$3.1 Million effort will bring together leading community-based and national organization partners in effort to ensure best health outcomes for all. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 “Cancer and tobacco use has had an impact on millions of American families. While we can do more than ever to address these critical health issues, even the best innovations to prevent and treat them have not benefitted everyone. We must do better and are launching an effort driven by community-based...

2014-04-09 16:42:40

Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies. These are the key findings from a new report, Tobacco health warnings in China – Evidence of effectiveness and implications for action, from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project), released today. “This new report...

2014-04-01 23:02:17

Campaign aimed at showcasing how far Louisiana has come in expanding smoke-free environments throughout the state. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL), a program of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center and the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), recently launched its 2014 statewide media campaign, “On the Move.” The campaign features an interactive concept, utilizing print, broadcast and digital advertising, website...

2014-03-24 16:25:05

Bill would include e-cigarettes in Freedom to Breathe Act and keep them out of kids' hands ST. PAUL, Minn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Commerce Committee passed Senate File 2027, a bill that would uphold Minnesota's strong standard of clean indoor air by adding e-cigarette use to the Freedom to Breathe Act. SF 2027 will also take steps to keep e-cigarettes out of kids' hands by keeping them behind the counter, licensing retailers and banning them from Minnesota...

2014-03-24 12:31:44

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO While the United States as a whole has made significant progress in reducing smoking, smoking rates vary dramatically by county even within the same state, according to a study published today by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. The study provides new...


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