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

Prevalence of Cannabis Use in Electronic Cigarettes Among US Youth

This study estimates the national prevalence and correlates of self-reported use of cannabis use in e-cigarettes among US middle and high school students. Data are from the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey, a cross-sectional, school-based survey […]

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posted on 09/17/2018

Federal Court Orders FDA to Quickly Implement Graphic Cigarette Warnings as Mandated by Law

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 09/06/2018

New Investigation Exposes How Tobacco Companies Market Cigarettes on Social Media in the U.S. and Around the World

Health groups urge U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate companies’ failure to disclose paid advertising WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tobacco companies are secretly advertising cigarettes on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by paying social […]

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posted on 08/28/2018

Purveyors of Juice-Box Style, Nicotine-Filled E-Liquids Quit Selling the Products

WASHINGTON — Makers of e-cigarette and vaping liquids like One Mad Hit Juice Box, V’Nilla Cookies & Milk, Unicorn Cakes and other products with packaging that could appeal to children have stopped selling them, according to […]

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posted on 08/23/2018

National Cancer Institute Tobacco Policy Viewer

Check out this great tool from NCI  Implementation of smoke-free policies can lower smoking rates and reduce exposure to second hand smoke. The NCI Tobacco Policy Viewer is an interactive web resource for mapping, query, and download of […]

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posted on 08/10/2018

Leading Health Groups Urge FDA to Stop Sales of New, Juul-Like E-Cigarettes Illegally Introduced Without Agency Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Six leading public health and medical organizations today urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop the sale of new electronic cigarette products that have been illegally introduced in recent months […]

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posted on 08/08/2018