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[USA] Summary of UCSF public comments to FDA on Swedish Match MRTP application

Swedish Match’s claim that perceptions of health risks of snus are exaggerated is likely incorrect
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:32
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FDA should require that all communications from tobacco manufacturers on MRTPs be done in a way that narrowly target smokers

I just submitted this comment to FDA. The tracking number is 1jy-8fp3-7yii.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:29
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[Sweden, USA] Swedish Match’s Consumer Perception Study Provides No Evidence for the Population-Level Effects of Modified Snus Labels

this study does not evaluate the effects of the proposed label on “subjects’ tobacco use behavior” (p. 689) nor can it evaluate the effects of “removal” of current warnings (p. 689).
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:27
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[USA] FDA should deny Swedish Match request to change snus warning label: US is not Sweden

We submitted this public comment to FDA in response to Swedish Match's request to change the warning labels on snus. The tracking number is 1jy-8fp2-j9pp. “Swedish Experience” extolled in this MRTP application is not transferrable to the US because of
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:25
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Menthol Risk Recedes; FTC Risk Accruing Largely to LO [Lorillard]

The release of OMB’s unified agenda (no menthol mentions) further reduces FDA-related transaction risk. However, LO shares still offer balanced riskreward & <50% implied probability of closure, while RAI valuation appears full, even post-accretion. Unifi
Morgan Stanley
added Nov 25, 2014 19:24
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Morgan Stanley says Obama is not moving on menthol

The investment firm Morgan Stanley has looked at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) plans and sees no action on menthol planned. Here is what they say:
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:21
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[Canada] E-cigarettes to be restricted, flavoured tobacco to be banned in Ontario

Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla made the announcement at a new conference on Monday morning. The law, which will be introduced on Monday, will effectively ban e-cigarettes wherever smoking is already prohibited. They will also be banned for anyo
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:17
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[UK] BMA calls on ASA to ban TV ad featuring woman 'smoking' e-cigarette

The British Medical Association has accused the first-ever TV ad featuring someone "smoking" an e-cigarette of breaking advertising rules by appealing to non-smokers and has called on the ASA to ban the spot.
Marketing Magazine (uk)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:08
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[Florida] $3M to Family of Smoker Who Died From COPD

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA liable for $3.094 million in damages for the death of Patricia Dawn Allen, who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after decades of smoking the tobacco manufacturers' cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:07
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[Canada] Bill 45, Making Healthier Choices Act, 2014

An Act to enhance public health by enacting the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2014 and the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2014 and by amending the Smoke-Free Ontario Act
Ontario Legislative Assembly (ca)
added Nov 25, 2014 11:07
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