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Senator McConnell, a Tobacco Ally, Supports Raising Age to Buy Cigarettes

By: Sheila Kaplan, The New York Times April 18, 2019 WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell, long one of the tobacco industry’s loyal allies, said on Thursday that he would sponsor legislation to raise the minimum age […]

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posted on 04/22/2019

Federal Court Orders FDA to Issue Final Rule Requiring Graphic Cigarette Warnings by March 15, 2020

Statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Truth […]

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posted on 03/07/2019

3 Things to Know about Workplace Smoking Policies for Vaping

Most of us have worked with smokers who disappear for longer (and more often) than their designated 15-minute breaks. Given the addictive nature of tobacco, it makes sense why smokers struggle to stay within the breaks […]

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posted on 02/21/2019

Nevada Ranks No. 28 For Real Cost Of Smoking By State

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — WalletHub has released the results of a study that reveals the real cost of smoking by state. Nevada was ranked No. 28. According to the study, the estimated financial cost of smoking […]

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posted on 01/10/2019

Surgeon General’s Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth

“I, Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, VADM Jerome Adams, am emphasizing the importance of protecting our children from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and associated health risks by immediately addressing the epidemic […]

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posted on 12/18/2018

Juul Said It Would Disrupt Big Tobacco. They May Join Forces Instead

The company’s deal talks with Altria have complicated its carefully crafted image. In November, residents of San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood gathered at a local city planning meeting to express their disgust at Juul Labs Inc. The […]

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posted on 12/10/2018

On 20th Anniversary of State Tobacco Settlement (the MSA), It’s Time for Bold Action to Finish the Fight Against Tobacco

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, D.C. – This month (November 23, 2018) marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark 1998 legal settlement between the states and the tobacco companies (the […]

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posted on 11/26/2018

FDA Limits On Menthol and Teen Vaping Are More Than Just Smoke

More than half of smokers ages 12-17 use menthol; 3.6 million middle- and high-school kids smoke e-cigarettes. Public health is at stake: Our view The Trump administration has focused on rolling back regulations, but its Food and Drug Administration took […]

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posted on 11/16/2018

To Address Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic, FDA Must Stop Sales of All Flavored Products and Restrict Marketing and Sales to Protect Kids

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 9, 2018 – According to reports by The Washington Post and other media, the Food and Drug Administration plans to announce limitations on the sale of certain flavored electronic cigarettes in convenience stores and […]

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posted on 11/12/2018

High-Nicotine e-Cigarettes Flood Market Despite FDA Rule

(Reuters) – The sleek Juul electronic cigarettes have become a phenomenon at U.S. high schools, vexing educators and drawing regulatory scrutiny over their sweet flavors and high nicotine content. Now, a new wave of lower-priced Juul […]

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posted on 09/24/2018