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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 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 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 16:29:46

TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - 180 Smoke, a crowd-sourced Canadian electronic cigarette company, announced today the release of a free 3D printable adapter that allows users to convert a traditional hookah/shisha into a cleaner electronic version. The adapter is placed on top of a hookah, replacing the ceramic bowl, and allows for the insertion of standard electronic cigarettes. 180 Smoke is the first company to conceive this type of adapter. "Hookahs play a significant role in...

2014-04-24 12:31:41

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) announced today its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. First Quarter Highlights -- Reported (GAAP) diluted earnings per share decreased $0.12 per share compared to the first quarter of 2013 primarily due to lower non-recurring benefits related to certain MSA payment disputes. -- Adjusted (Non-GAAP) diluted earnings per share increased 4.5% over last year to $0.69. --...

2014-04-24 12:31:40

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Cigarette Industry Group (ECIG) today thanked the FDA for releasing its long awaited deeming regulation. In response to the proposed rules, ECIG President and CEO Eric Criss observed, "It will take some time to analyze the potential impact of these proposed rules in a meaningful way. However, it is our long-held position that common sense regulation should restrict underage access while treating electronic cigarettes...

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...

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...

2014-04-24 12:30:22

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed regulation of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), pipes, cigars and other nicotine-delivering products subject to FDA's jurisdiction through the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). As leaders in smoking cessation, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH) recognizes FDA's proposal as a good first step in regulating these nicotine products. We especially commend FDA on...


Latest Tobacco Reference Libraries

Cash crop
2013-08-05 12:49:51

Cash crop is a term used to reference a profitable crop for farmers. Plants like cotton and tobacco are a few cash crops farmer tend to deal with. These crops do not stay with the farmer for their livestock feed or used in the home, rather, in many cases they are exported; thus creating revenue for the farmer. The price of cash crops is largely based on supply and demand in more developed countries, where the supply is actually coming from lesser developed areas. When a bumper crop, that...

Nicotine Replacement Therapy
2013-03-04 16:06:28

Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

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2011-02-23 21:08:22

Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) is a positive-sense single stranded RNA virus that infects plants, namely tobacco and other members of the family Solanaceae. It causes characteristic patterns on the leaves. In 1930 it was determined that an infectious agent was determined to be a virus. Adolf Mayer first described the disease in 1883. The disease can be transferred between plants similar to bacterial infections. Dimitri Ivanovski was the first to show that infected sap remained infectious even...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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