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AUDIO: Tobacco firm asks FDA to designate snus as safer than cigarettes

Swedish Match wants FDA to let the company remove most of the health warnings on its tins of snus (including a warning that the product increases a user's risk for mouth cancer or other tooth and gum problems), and change the label to say that snus is sa
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Apr 1, 2015 12:03

HAYNES-MASLOW: A Lunchroom Lesson: Repackaging Tobacco for a Food Fight, Part 2

This week, I focus on public health’s arguments to counter tobacco and how we might extend this to the debate on the National School Lunch Program... The public health community argued that non-smokers should have the right to be free from the harmful eff
Union of Concerned Scientists
added Apr 1, 2015 11:43
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SOTTERA, INC., doing business as NJOY, Appellee v. FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION, et al., Appellants: Rehearing En Banc Denied Jan. 24, 2011.

unless a product derived from tobacco is marketed for therapeutic purposes, the FDA may regulate it only under the provisions of the Tobacco Control Act. Accordingly, because NJOY's electronic cigarettes are derived from tobacco, I join my colleagues
Tobacco Control Laws (CTFK)
added Apr 1, 2015 11:35
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FDA may establish that NJOY does in fact make therapeutic claims…the definitional line laid down in Brown & Williamson leaves the FDA without jurisdiction over these products under the FDCA’s drug/device provisions. On the merits, then, NJOY is likely t
Congressional Record / Government Printing Office (GPO) Access
added Apr 1, 2015 11:31

ARCHIVE: Sottera, Inc. v. Food & Drug Admin.

the Court of Appeals sided with Sottera, holding that e-cigarettes are customarily marketed tobacco products subject to FDA authority under the Tobacco Act, not the FDCA.
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Apr 1, 2015 11:25

HAYNES-MASLOW: A Lunchroom Lesson, Part 1: Repackaging Tobacco for a Food Fight

They claimed that since consumers were presented with enough information to make an informed choice about tobacco, they should be allowed to choose whether or not to smoke...often cited that restricting tobacco was just another way the government could ta
Union of Concerned Scientists
added Apr 1, 2015 11:23

[Illinois] No more smoking on Elgin Community College campus

a new rule went into effect banning smoking even in Elgin Community College's outdoor areas. Smoking now will be allowed only by people inside cars parked in Parking Lots A, H and J who have their doors and sunroofs closed and their windows rolled up, or
Chicago Tribune
added Apr 1, 2015 11:19

[UK-Scotland] 'Children's charter' aims to create tobacco-free generation by 2034

The charity ASH Scotland said its document, the Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation, is aimed at organisations working directly or indirectly with young people and their families. At its heart is an ambition for Scotland to achieve an adult smoking r
STV (uk)
added Apr 1, 2015 11:03
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[Ireland] More than 10 million cigs seized at Dublin Port Illegal fags had street value of €4.7million ($$)

A routine profiling mission uncovered the massive shipment of 10.3 million fags, with a retail value of over €4.7m over the weekend at Dublin Port.
The Sun (uk)
added Apr 1, 2015 11:03

[UK] NHS will save billions if more cycle to work

survey by Cyclescheme, which provides tax-free bikes through cycle-to-work projects, more than 9,500 commuters were asked about the health benefits of cycling to work...About 20 per cent were smoking less.
Times Of London (uk)
added Apr 1, 2015 11:00
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