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FDA could be leaning toward ban or limit on menthol cigarettes

Multiple media outlets, first reported by The Washington Post, said such action could be touted by Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb as one strategy for curtailing what he calls ”an epidemic” of flavored electronic-cigarette use by youths.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 12, 2018 21:41

[UK] Gas engineer suffers horrific burns to his crotch after e-cigarette explodes in his pocket and douses him in flammable battery acid

Darren Wilson, 37, from Liverpool, needed skin grafts from his backside to repair his scrotum and left leg. Mr Wilson's excruciating burns were made even worse by the battery acid that was flung on to his burns by the surprise explosion.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 12, 2018 21:32

[UK] Kate Moss ditches her chic trench coat and braves the November chill for a cigarette break during a trip to the opticians

But Kate Moss hasn't stopped smoking as part of her new lifestyle, taking time out from a trip to the opticians on Monday to puff on a cigarette.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 12, 2018 21:30

Philip Morris Products S.A. Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Applications

To Comment on the Philip Morris Products S.A. MRTP Applications You may submit comments including data, research, and other related information to docket FDA-2017-D-3001. There is currently no deadline for public comments. There may be conflicting deadli
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Nov 12, 2018 21:21

FDA to Propose Ban of Menthol Cigarettes ($$)

isn’t just cracking down on e-cigarettes. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb also plans to pursue a ban on menthol cigarettes, according to senior agency officials. It could take a year or more for a rule banning menthol to be finalized, and then another year f
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Nov 12, 2018 21:10

[UK] The London Report: Fears of US menthol cigarettes ban hit BAT

Investors fretted that a ban would force BAT to cut its dividend. But analysts argued that any legislation would take about five years to implement, which would give BAT enough time to rebase debt to match its reduced earnings.
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 12, 2018 21:07

[Asia, Pakistan] Mobile App launched for reporting violations of tobacco control laws

An innovative mobile-based application ‘ABP Violator Detector,’ which will help report violations of tobacco control laws, was launched here Friday. “The application will prove helpful in implementation of tobacco control laws in Pakistan and will resul
The News (pk)
added Nov 12, 2018 21:04

[UK] TaxPayers’ Alliance concedes it launched smears against Brexit whistleblower

The rightwing pressure group the TaxPayers’ Alliance has conceded that it illegally sacked the whistleblower ...could have a major impact on how lobbyists are described in the media....the Adam Smith Institute, the Centre for Policy Studies, the Institute
The Observer (uk)
added Nov 12, 2018 20:44

[Australia] Tasmania's pre-term birth rates highest in the country

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare figures show Tasmania's pre-term birth rate has been rising steadily since 2005, and in 2016 it was the highest in the country. In Tasmania, 669, or 11.3 per cent of babies, were born pre-term compared to the n
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 12, 2018 20:43

[UK] Category:Lobby Groups

Using Lobby Groups is one of the ways in which Tobacco Companies are Lobbying Decision Makers... The Lobby Groups listed at this page include industry organisations (tobacco related) and more generic trade organisations. (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Nov 12, 2018 20:42
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