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WHO accuses tobacco industry of ‘greenwashing’ in new report

By Tracy J. Wholf and Eric Fayeulle, ABC News Companies like British American Tobacco and Philip Morris International don’t typically come to mind as environmental stewards. But a new report from the World Health Organization and STOP, a […]

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posted on 05/18/2022

How the Tobacco Industry Hooked Black Smokers on Menthols

By Keith Wailoo, The New York Times May 11- As regulation of the tobacco industry has grown more and more extensive in recent decades, menthol cigarettes have been an exception. They account for more than one-third […]

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posted on 05/12/2022

The Legislature should get ahead of feds, enact stricter tobacco laws

By Tom McCoy, Featured in The Nevada Independent May 11- Would it surprise you to learn that tobacco companies added menthol and flavoring to their products to make them more palatable and appealing to users? What […]

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posted on 05/11/2022

Philip Morris International in talks to acquire European smokeless-tobacco rival Swedish Match

By Ben Dummett and Cara Lombardo, The Wall Street Journal, Printed by Fox Business Philip Morris International Inc. is in advanced talks to acquire Swedish Match AB, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that […]

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posted on 05/10/2022

The FDA Is Moving Forward with a Menthol Cigarette Ban. Here’s What the Science Says

By Jamie Ducharme, TIME May 3- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with plans to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars—policies that agency officials say could help prevent some of the roughly 500,000 […]

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posted on 05/04/2022

How the tobacco industry targeted Black Americans with menthol smokes

By Andrew Limbong, National Public Radio April 29- There’s an ad for Newport cigarettes from 2011 that features a young Black couple, smiling and flirting over a plate of burger and fries. Beneath them simply reads the tagline […]

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posted on 05/02/2022

F.D.A. Moves to Ban Sales of Menthol Cigarettes

By Christina Jewett, The New York Times April 28- The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced a plan to ban sales of menthol-flavored cigarettes in the United States, a measure many public health experts hailed […]

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posted on 04/29/2022

Tobacco-Free Vapes to Linger on Shelves as FDA Grasps New Power

By Celine Castronuovo, Bloomberg Law April 22- Many unauthorized, tobacco-free nicotine products could stay on the market past a summer deadline as the FDA grapples with its new power to regulate them and an influx of […]

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posted on 04/25/2022

Plan to ban menthol cigs prompts last-minute lobbying blitz

By Matthew Perrone, Fox 13 News April 22- As federal officials finalize a long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes, dozens of interest groups have met with White House staffers to try to influence the process, which has […]

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posted on 04/22/2022

Juul to pay $22.5 million to settle Washington vaping suit

Associated Press April 13- E-cigarette giant Juul Labs will pay Washington state $22.5 million and has agreed to a variety of reforms to prevent underage use and sales under a settlement announced Wednesday by state Attorney […]

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posted on 04/14/2022