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[Pennsylvania] Regulatory Leadership in Tackling Tobacco

Kessler’s presentation captivated the audience with his lively telling of the dramatic backstory to the FDA’s tobacco regulation. It also offered an inspiring account of the power of governmental action pursued in the public interest. Kessler showed that
RegBlog (Penn Program on Regulation)
added Jul 29, 2015 11:18
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[Asia-pacific] LETTER from Ways and Means House Democrats to Michael Froman United States Trade Representative (PDF)

The USTR position should be consistent with the letter and spirit of the Doggett Amendment, which prohibits the United States government from promoting tobacco exports...We seek a commitment from you that the United States will lead this fight.
US House Committee on Ways and Means
added Jul 25, 2015 18:35
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[Asia-pacific] Ways and Means Democrats Press USTR to Protect Anti-Tobacco Public Health Measures in TPP Negotiations

All 15 Ways and Means Committee Democratic Members today sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman pressing him to ensure the (TPP) negotiations clearly protect legitimate public health measures related to tobacco.
US House Committee on Ways and Means
added Jul 25, 2015 18:26
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[Asia-pacific] House Democrats Fight To Protect Tobacco Regs In TPP ($$)

A group of House Democrats on Friday urged the U.S. Trade Representative to ensure the Trans-Pacific Partnership protects anti-tobacco public health policies, expressing concern that efforts could be challenged under the 12-nation free trade pact.
Law360
added Jul 25, 2015 18:12
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H.R.3042 - Stop Tobacco Sales to Youth Act of 2015

To amend the Act of October 19, 1949 (15 U.S.C. 375 et seq.; commonly referred to as the “Jenkins Act”), to prevent the interstate sale and delivery of electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco to minors in violation of law.
Congress.gov
added Jul 25, 2015 18:11
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BILL COULD BRING END TO MAILING CIGARS

H.R. 3042, known as the “Stop Tobacco Sales to Youth Act of 2015,” was introduced by Connecticut Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Etsy on July 13 and subsequently referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
HalfWheel
added Jul 25, 2015 18:10
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American high school seniors' marijuana use is on the rise.

"Our analysis shows that public health campaigns are working -- fewer teens are smoking cigarettes," said Stephanie Lanza, professor of biobehavioral health, and scientific director, The Methodology Center, Penn State. "However, we were surprised to find
Penn State University
added Jul 22, 2015 15:26
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Pot smoking up among teens, Penn State researcher says

The good news is cigarette smoking and drinking seem to be on the decline, based on the data from U.S. high school seniors between 1976 and 2013. Penn State researcher Stephanie Lanza said in a news release, "Our analysis shows that public health campaig
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Jul 22, 2015 15:25
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House Dems Say Obama's Trade Deal Threatens Public Health

A massive international trade deal currently being negotiated would raise drug prices in the U.S. and abroad, said two House Democrats during a conference call with reporters. The legislators emphasized that American negotiators, not foreign stakeholders,
MedPage Today
added Jul 21, 2015 13:00
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[Canada] Grand River Enterprises boss named in large U.S. marijuana grow op raid

Jerry Montour's lawyer says 'unlawful' raids were on medical marijuana sites on sovereign aboriginal land
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 20, 2015 11:44
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