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[New York] Teens increasingly drawn to cigars; health groups fight for anti-tobacco funding

As health groups fight to get funding restored to reducing smoking rates in New York, a national tobacco watchdog group reported this morning that cigar smoking among teenagers has exploded over the past decade. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said h
Buffalo (NY) News blogs
added Mar 13, 2013 11:49

[Florida] Cheap cigarette-cigars enticing adolescents

Dr. Barry Hummel warns filtered "cigar cigarettes" -- most of them fruit flavored -- are a rapidly increasing problem among local teenagers. In fact, he said, they are being used to introduce young people to smoking. Hummel represented the Tobacco Preve
Sebring (FL) News-Sun
added Jan 23, 2013 12:24

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Team Quoted on Election Outcome

Haynes noted that the Food & Drug Administration is now expected to issue regulations covering cigars, pipe tobacco and electronic cigarettes under the Tobacco Control Act. Haynes was quoted as saying, "That obviously would add a whole new regulatory bur
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Nov 27, 2012 06:58

[Pennsylvania] Editorial: As culture changes, Great American Smokeout still critical

Unfortunately sales of little cigars that contain many of the same cancer-causing substances as cigarettes increased 240 percent between 1997 and 2007. Because they can be candy or fruit-flavored and usually cost a lot less than cigarettes, little cigars
Delaware County (PA) Daily Times
added Nov 19, 2012 15:45

Sweet, Cheap and Colorful – No Wonder Some Cigars Are Popular with Kids

Cigar smoking jumps among African-American teens
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 14, 2012 15:21

[Pennsylvania] VIDEO: Toomey pushes to exclude large and premium cigars from FDA regulation

In Valley visit, senator pushes his measure that would bar regulation of large and premium smokes.
Allentown (PA) Morning Call
added Aug 8, 2012 20:30

Big Cigars Offer Way for Smokers to Save

Fewer Americans are smoking cigarettes, but a growing number are turning to cigarettelike cigars that can sell for as little as seven cents apiece or to making cigarettes from inexpensive loose tobacco labeled for pipe use, the Centers for Disease Contro
New York Times
added Aug 3, 2012 09:17

New Study Finds 17.4 Million U.S. Adults Smoke Cigars, Showing Need For FDA to Regulate All Cigars to Protect Public Health

These trends come as tobacco companies have exploited regulatory and tax loopholes to promote cigars, often in ways that appeal to kids... It is imperative that the FDA and Congress take action to address the health risks posed by cigar smoking and preve
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 31, 2014 17:18

White House weakened draft of FDA's proposed tobacco regulations

weakened language detailing health risks from cigars and deleted restrictions that might have prevented online sales of e-cigarettes...Office of Management and Budget, which analyzes the potential economic consequences of proposed regulations, deleted lan
added Jun 25, 2014 06:42

CDC: Makers of e-cigarettes, little cigars target kids

New types of cigarettes and tobacco threaten to addict a new generation of kids, in spite of the country's overall progress against smoking, said Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "I really worry about our kids," F
USA Today
added Nov 8, 2013 04:37
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