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Federal Appeals Court: After 11 Years, There’s No More Reason For Big Tobacco To Delay Warning Ads

panel granted some minor tweaks to the wording of these warnings but again shot down the industry’s claims that they violate Big Tobacco’s First Amendment rights. • The court said it now sees no reason for further delays on implementing these warnings.
The Consumerist (blog)
added Apr 26, 2017 03:47

U.S. House bill would exempt e-cigarettes from tobacco regulations

The bill, from Republican Representative Duncan Hunter of California, would reverse the Obama administration's "Deeming Rule" which deems e-cigarettes to be tobacco products, subject to the same strict regulations governing traditional cigarettes. E-cigar
added Apr 26, 2017 02:53

USA v. PHILIP MORRIS, et. al.: Opinion for the Court filed by Senior Circuit Judge SENTELLE. (PDF)

we see no reason why extensive proceedings will be required in the district court. With the minor revisions mandated in this opinion, the district court can simply issue an order requiring the corrected statements remedy to go forward.
US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
added Apr 26, 2017 02:32
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New Poll: Americans Strongly Support FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products, Oppose Efforts to Weaken Oversight of E-Cigarettes and Cigars

Voters across party lines overwhelmingly support the 2009 law that gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco products, and large majorities oppose efforts to weaken FDA oversight of electronic cigarettes and cigars, accordin
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Apr 26, 2017 02:29
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Appellate Court Orders Tobacco Companies to Move Forward with Long-Overdue Corrective Statements about Dangers of Their Products

it is disappointing that the court rejected a requirement that tobacco companies acknowledge the truthfulness of these statements by including the phrase “Here is the truth.” The fact that tobacco companies have repeatedly fought this simple phrase shows
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Apr 26, 2017 02:29

[Canada] Kimberley’s smoking bylaw proving difficult to enforce

“We need to find a way to communicate how the city intends to enforce that bylaw,” he said. “We have no bylaw officer on weekends or evenings. I don’t agree with establishing a smoking area. Second hand smoke has been proven to be a health hazard. Now is
Kimberly (BC) Daily Bulletin (ca)
added Apr 26, 2017 01:25

What You Need to Know About Russia's Sergei Lavrov

His only vice is smoking, even though he recently tried to cut down from 1.5 packs to four cigarettes a day. “Diplomatic discipline,” he explains. “You have to take a punch.”
Moscow Times (ru)
added Apr 26, 2017 01:21
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Russian Navy reveals world's BIGGEST nuclear submarine with TWENTY missile launchers

The submarine has combat posts, crew cabins, a swimming pool, a gym and even a smoking room inside.
The [London, UK] Express
added Apr 26, 2017 01:20

Service Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User Data

The F.T.C. report detailed how some of the companies classify consumers in data-driven social and demographic groups for marketing purposes with labels like...“smoker in the household.” The concern is that such classifications could be used to limit fair
New York Times
added Apr 26, 2017 01:17

[Nevada] Citizen group continues to push clean air initiative

As efforts continue by the Mesquite Citizens for Clean Indoor Air to eradicate smoke from the city’s casinos, a recent survey from the Southern Nevada Health District shows the population of adults who smoke in Clark County has decreased by nearly 6 perc
Pahrump (NV) Desert Valley Times
added Apr 26, 2017 01:16
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