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[Massachusetts] Court Requires FDA to Issue Graphic Warning Labels for Cigarette Packages

The District Court for the District of Massachusetts is requiring the FDA to develop a timeline for issuing labels after years of having “unlawfully delayed” or “unreasonably withheld” adherence to a 2011 law requiring it.
Law.com
added Sep 7, 2018 01:52
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[Wisconsin] Green Bay mother charged with neglecting child's severe dental issues

Urine tests showed cocaine in the system of Graf’s 4-year-old and a high level of nicotine, from secondhand smoke, in Graf’s 5-year-old, according to the complaint.
WMTV - NBC15 (Madison, WI)
added Sep 6, 2018 20:39
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[Minnesota] Minneapolis mulls a moratorium on new tobacco shops

After passing restrictions on where certain tobacco products can be sold and who can buy them, the Minneapolis City Council signaled last week that it is considering more regulations. Council member Alondra Cano introduced an ordinance that would place a
Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin
added Sep 6, 2018 20:26
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[California] Smoking ban in effect on all campuses

This semester marks the beginning of a smoke-free campus, according to a newly enforced ban implemented by the City College board of trustees. The ban, passed in April, exempted medical marijuana users, according to a May 10 Guardsman dispatch. But
The Guardsman (City College of San Francisco)
added Sep 6, 2018 20:19
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[Massachusetts] Court Orders FDA to Move Forward With Graphic Cigarette Warnings

Talwani, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Lung Association, and six other public health and medical groups contending that the FDA had "unre
MedPage Today
added Sep 6, 2018 14:29
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[Massachusetts] AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS et. al. v. FDA: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER (PDF)

The court orders that, no later than September 26, 2018, the FDA shall provide to this court an expedited schedule for the completion of outstanding studies, the publication of the proposed graphic warnings rule for public comment, review of public com
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 5, 2018 21:05
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[Massachusetts] Federal Court Orders FDA to Quickly Implement Graphic Cigarette Warnings as Mandated by Law

a federal court today ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expeditiously issue a final rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising, as mandated by a 2009 federal law. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Indi
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 5, 2018 20:58
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[Michigan] Snuffing smokers / Alpena council considers banning butts in public parks

There is enough support on the Alpena Municipal Council to make public beaches in the city either smoke- or tobacco-free, but any action taken will likely not be for several weeks. Council voted 5-0 to have City Manager Greg Sundin reach out to other co
Alpena (MI) News
added Sep 5, 2018 16:29
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[Michigan] Vaping up among Washtenaw County high schoolers, study finds

Heads up parents of teens: vaping is on the rise among high schoolers, according to state findings released by the Washtenaw County Health Department. While smoking is down -- just 2 percent of Washtenaw County high school students said they smoked cig
WDIV-Ch. 4 (Detroit, MI)
added Sep 5, 2018 16:25
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[New York] Essex Co. law aims to snuff out teen smoking

It took months of debate and one failed try, but the Essex County Board of Supervisors finally passed a local law Tuesday that raised the age for tobacco purchase in the county from 18 to 21. The Adirondack Health Institute, American Heart Association an
Plattsburgh (NY) Press-Republican
added Sep 5, 2018 14:39
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