Category: Regulations

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Marlboro Man Might Pitch Pot Altria Group Inc., which owns Philip Morris USA, is the latest big company to show interest in marijuana. Late Monday, Canadian medical marijuana company Cronos Group Inc. confirmed talks with Altria about a possible investment. Altria, based in Richmond, Virginia, is one of the largest cigarette makers in the United […]

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FDA Commissioner Proposes New Steps To Protect Youth By Scott Gottlieb, M.D., FDA Commissioner  As a physician who cared for hospitalized cancer patients, I saw first-hand the devastation that smoking-related diseases had wrought on the lives of patients and their families, and dedicated myself to helping ease this suffering. As a cancer survivor myself, I […]

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Agency Delays E-cigarette, Cigar Compliance Deadlines The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better protect kids and significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death. The approach places nicotine, and the issue of addiction, at the center of the […]

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Tobacco Industry Still Influencing Public Opinion, Public Policy Tobacco industry interference has been identified as the greatest obstacle to the implementation of evidence-based measures to reduce tobacco use. Understanding and addressing industry interference in public health policy-making is crucial. Existing conceptualizations of corporate political activity (CPA) are embedded in a business perspective and do not […]

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Vaping Joins Ranks Of Smoking On U.S. Flights By Bart Jansen, USA Today Smokers in need of a quick nicotine fix during a long flight will no longer be allowed to use e-cigarettes starting next month, the Transportation Department announced Wednesday. Although some individual airlines had already banned electronic cigarettes, the new rule, submitted Wednesday to the […]

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Underage Smokers Face Fines Starting next year, Hawaii will become the first state in the nation to ban smoking for people under 21. Gov. David Ige (D) signed the historic legislation on Friday, which imposes fines on underage smokers and those who provide them with tobacco products. Blame e-cigarettes. Hawaii’s lawmakers are alarmed at the […]

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One Million Chinese Die Each Year From Smoking China has more than 300 million smokers and more than a million Chinese die from smoking-related illnesses every year. Smoking bans already existed in China, but have largely failed to crack down on the habit. These tougher regulations, enforced by thousands of inspectors, ban lighting up in restaurants, offices […]

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Electronic Cigarettes Largely Unregulated Electronic cigarettes, battery-powered devices that convert a solution of nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor that can be inhaled, or “vaped,” have the potential to wean a vast number of smokers off cigarettes. No burned tobacco leaves, no cancer-causing tar: a public health revolution in waiting. The problem is, not […]

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Tobacco Taxes Blamed For Police Action The role of New York’s high cigarette taxes in the death of Eric Garner drew more scrutiny Sunday as his widow said that he was targeted not because of his race, but because he continued to defy local ordinances by selling loose cigarettes. Esaw Garner said police in Staten […]

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Grand Jury Fails To Indict Cop Confronted by police trying to arrest him for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes, Eric Garner raised both hands in the air and, with passive defiance, told the officers not to touch him. Seconds later, a video shows the officer behind him grab the 350-pound man, while his arms were in […]

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