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[Florida] State Tobacco Litigation Not Subject to Federal Preemption

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the idea that imposing tort liability against tobacco companies amounts to an unlawful ban on cigarettes. "Strict liability and negligence claims ... do not interfere with the regulation of adver (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 6, 2017 21:43

[Canada] Ottawa finalizes ban on menthol cigarettes, other tobacco products

Health Canada announced the amendment to the Tobacco Act on Wednesday, in its continued crackdown on flavoured tobacco. The menthol ban brings the restriction of flavoured products to 95 per cent of Canada’s tobacco market.
GlobalTV (ca)
added Apr 6, 2017 21:12

[Caribbean, Jamaica] WHO to support Health Ministry with enforcing tobacco control regulations

The ministry in a release said the Convention Secretariat, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and WHO, will provide technical support on the areas identified as priorities for strengthening the implementation of the con
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added May 11, 2017 00:37

FDA nominee says agency must strike right balance between risk, regulation

There is a split in the public health community between those who view e-cigarettes as a good way to reduce smoking, and those who are more concerned that teenagers who use flavored e-cigarettes will later graduate to cigarettes. Gottlieb said he was com
added Apr 26, 2017 16:07

GOTTLIEB Opening Statement to US Senate HELP Committee

In areas where there’s an inherent, obvious, and seemingly unavoidable risk related to certain consumer products – whether its combustible tobacco or dangerously addictive opioid drugs – we have the opportunity to help consumers move to less ris
U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
added Apr 10, 2017 20:57

E-Cigarettes: Firebombs In Your Face

Lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturers of e-cigarettes because the lithium-ion batteries in the devices have been known to explode during normal operation and during the charging of the batteries, causing severe burns to users and property da
Ring Of Fire Network
added Apr 10, 2017 16:03

FDA nominee won't commit to banning flavored e-cigarettes, cigars

Gottlieb said he can see where flavored products may be inappropriate in one context and appropriate in another, adding that his experts on staff should be making those determinations. "Gummy bears? Cookies and cream?" Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) asked..
The Hill
added Apr 6, 2017 21:27

Opponents of FDA Nominee Scott Gottlieb Invoke Opioid Crisis

Gottlieb also said he would not unfairly favor e-cigarette companies. He resigned last year from a position with e-cigarette company Kure. "As a cancer survivor, I am not going to countenance a rise in adolescent smoking rates in this country under my w
NBC News
added Apr 6, 2017 02:34

Trump nominee to lead FDA questioned on ties to pharmacy industry

Gottlieb, who held a financial interest in the vape shop Kure..."An e-cigarette or vaping product might be a good smoking cessation tool while a chocolate chip-flavored e-cigarette might not be," he said. Ultimately, he said, science will tell where to d
added Apr 6, 2017 02:32
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With a resume that’s both asset and liability, Scott Gottlieb preps for FDA confirmation hearing

Gottlieb has invested in Kure, a company that makes e-cigarettes, and he has written that imposing restrictions might make it hard for some people to use them as a tool to quit smoking traditional cigarettes...Gottlieb is expected to be confirmed easily.
added Apr 6, 2017 02:31
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