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Bloomberg School says it will refuse funding from anti-smoking group with ties to tobacco industry

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health joined 16 other schools of public health across the U.S. and Canada today in stating that it will refuse research funding from an anti-smoking group backed by tobacco industry giant Philip Morris. The
Johns Hopkins University
added Jan 25, 2018 23:59

Big Tobacco Has a Lot Riding on FDA’s Stance Toward IQOS, the Latest Cigarette Alternative ($$)

The findings, which are to be released at the end of a two-day meeting, could help chart a new course for tobacco regulation in the U.S. and have enormous implications for U.S. public health. The stakes are also high for the Marlboro maker, which has inv
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jan 25, 2018 23:59

FDA panel rejects Philip Morris's claims that new smokeless cigarette reduces harm

agreed with the company's claim that its smokeless cigarette reduces smokers’ exposure to harmful chemicals but said the company had not proved conclusively that that would result in less harm and disease. The new technology, called IQOS, consists of a t
Washington Post
added Jan 25, 2018 23:54

IQOS Cigarette Alternative Fares Poorly Before FDA Panel ($$)

The panel of scientific experts voted overwhelmingly against Philip Morris’s proposed claim that switching completely to IQOS can reduce the risk of tobacco-related diseases. It also voted against the claim that IQOS presents less risk of harm than conti
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jan 25, 2018 23:53

F.D.A. Panel Rejects Philip Morris’ Claim That Tobacco Stick Is Safer Than Cigarettes

In two days of discussions, the committee members repeatedly raised questions about the quality of the science behind the company’s claims that the product is safer than cigarettes, and about the company’s certainty that it would not appeal to youths and
New York Times
added Jan 25, 2018 23:52

AUDIO: FDA Panel Gives Qualified Support To Claims For 'Safer' Smoking Device

A tobacco product that its maker claims to be safer than cigarettes won qualified support from a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel Thursday. The advisers voted 8-1 to support cigarette giant Philip Morris' claim that its "iQOS" system "signifi
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Jan 25, 2018 23:49

truth® Teams Up with Imagine Dragons Lead Vocalist Dan Reynolds and Country Star Jon Pardi to Expose Big Tobacco for its Manipulation of Lower-Income Communities

Debuting During 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, truth Encourages Young People to Tell Big Tobacco Why They're 'Worth More' in its New Campaign
PR Newswire
added Jan 25, 2018 23:38

Judge may force FDA to speed up graphic tobacco warnings

U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani in Boston said during a court hearing that she had no evidence before her showing that FDA was trying to move expeditiously to put forward new rules that it has now indicated could take it until 2021 to complete.
added Jan 25, 2018 23:35

Canadians spent C$5.7 billion on cannabis in 2017: Statistics Canada

Canadians’ spending on cannabis was well below 2016 levels for alcohol at C$22.3 billion and tobacco at C$16 billion.
added Jan 25, 2018 23:34

U.S. panel deals blow to Philip Morris tobacco device

The recommendation is not binding and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could still allow Philip Morris to make such a claim, but some analysts think the agency might ask for additional data first. “It’s a process,” said Bonnie Herzog, an analyst at
added Jan 25, 2018 23:33
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