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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

Why U.S. should ban menthol flavored tobacco products

By David Fetterman, The Mercury News April 12- “Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States” according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking kills […]

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posted on 04/13/2022

Las Vegas Ballpark joins list of smoke-free sporting facilities in the valley

By Martha Cruz, 3 News March 31- The Las Vegas Ballpark is getting ready for baseball season as they declare a new policy for the facility on Thursday. The ballpark teamed up with the Las Vegas […]

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posted on 04/07/2022

Reno Aces, Washoe County Health District, and Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition Team up to Make Greater Nevada Field Tobacco Free

Our Sports Central March 23- The Reno Aces are thrilled to announce that Greater Nevada Field will be a smoke and vape-free facility starting on Aces’ Opening Day on Tuesday, April 12 thanks to a newly […]

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posted on 04/06/2022

Lights announce Cashman Field as smoke-free facility

By Alex Wright, Las Vegas Review-Journal March 28-The Lights FC have announced that home games are now smoke free in a partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District. All tobacco products, along with e-cigarettes and vaping […]

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posted on 04/05/2022