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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...

2014-07-22 00:21:39

FDA Should Move Forward in Banning Menthol Cigarettes Based on Conclusions of Its Own Independent Review WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department should immediately appeal today's misguided ruling by a federal judge that concluded three members of the FDA's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) had conflicts of interest - or just the appearance of conflicts of interest - and barred the FDA from using a March 2011 report on menthol...

2014-06-30 12:32:37

Law will protect kids and clean indoor air MINNEAPOLIS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a group of Minnesota's leading health organizations, responded to new restrictions on e-cigarettes that were passed during the 2014 Legislative Session and will be enacted tomorrow. "Minnesota is leading the nation in taking steps to regulate e-cigarettes, which have the potential to addict youth to nicotine," said coalition co-chair Molly Moilanen, Director of Public...

2014-05-06 00:21:38

Bill would protect kids ST. PAUL, Minn., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a statewide group of leading health organizations, responded today to the passage of the Health and Human Services Policy Omnibus Bill by the Minnesota House, which would create new e-cigarette restrictions. The bill was passed by a bipartisan majority. The following is a statement from Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota(SM) and co-chair of the...

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...

2014-03-24 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...

2014-03-17 16:29:07

Bill would keep children safe from the dangers of secondhand smoke ST. PAUL, Minn., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee heard testimony in support of Senate File (SF) 2125, a bill that would make foster care homes smoke-free. "Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous for children, as their bodies are still developing," said bill author Senator Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis). "Many children in foster care have already been...

2014-01-28 16:25:41

Liebling bill would keep children safe from the dangers of secondhand smoke ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The House Health and Human Services Policy Committee heard testimony in support of HF1966 today, a bill that would make foster care homes smoke-free. "Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous for children, as their bodies are still developing. It is known to cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, respiratory infections, asthma attacks and ear infections," said...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.