News: E-cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” Report Release

The 20th annual American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” report evaluates states and the federal government on the proven-effective tobacco control laws and policies necessary to save lives. The report serves as a blueprint for […]

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posted on 01/27/2022

No cigarette butts? California would ban tobacco filters under a proposed law

By Andrew Sheeler, The Sacramento Bee January 25- A California lawmaker has introduced a bill to ban the sale of single-use tobacco or cannabis products – such as cigarette filters and vape pods – in the […]

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posted on 01/26/2022

New Report: States Continue to Shortchange Tobacco Prevention Programs, Though a Few States Show a Welcome Increase

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids/ PR Newswire January 13- As the nation continues to face dual health threats from an unprecedented respiratory pandemic and a youth e-cigarette epidemic that threatens millions of young people with a lifetime […]

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posted on 01/17/2022

Smoking rates decline steeply in teens in 2021

Truth Initiative January 10- Youth smoking dropped to an all-time low of 2.3% in 2021 – down from nearly 23% in 2000 – according to recent data from the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, […]

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posted on 01/14/2022

FDA Oversight of E-Cigarettes Gathers Speed: A Conversation with Mitch Zeller

National Cancer Institute January 5- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first attempted to regulate e-cigarettes more than a decade ago. The regulations would have treated e-cigarettes as what the agency calls drug/device combination products. What […]

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posted on 01/10/2022

Oregon tobacco sellers must get $953 license

By Nick Morgan, Mail Tribune January 5- A new Oregon law will remove penalties for underage tobacco buyers but adds stiffer consequences for stores that illegally sell tobacco to youth. Effective Jan. 1, stores that sell […]

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posted on 01/06/2022

Denver City Council votes to ban most flavored tobacco, vaping products starting in 2023

By Joe Rubino, The Denver Post December 6- The Denver City Council approved a ban on most flavored tobacco and vaping products Monday night. Come July 2023, the only places adults will be able to legally […]

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posted on 12/07/2021

How Tobacco, E-Cigarette Companies Are Reaching Children with Advertisements

By Bob Curley, Healthline November 28- Tobacco ads on television have been banned since 1971. Advertisements on billboards, paid brand product placement, cartoons, tobacco brand sponsorships of sporting events and concerts, and advertising and marketing practices targeting […]

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posted on 11/30/2021

The overlooked public health issue that could make or break Biden’s new drug regulator

By Katherine Ellen Foley, Politico November 27- The next head of the Food and Drug Administration takes over an agency that studiously avoided answering one of the most pressing public health questions for over a decade: […]

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posted on 11/29/2021

Vaping Is Risky. Why Is the F.D.A. Authorizing E-Cigarettes?

By Kim Tingley, The New York Times Magazine November 23- When they first appeared in the United States in the mid-2000s, “electronic nicotine delivery systems” — e-cigarettes, vapes, e-liquids and other wares that contain the stimulant found […]

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posted on 11/23/2021