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E-cigarette makers want the Trump FDA to treat them like the EPA treats emitters

Advocates for e-cigarettes are perplexed as to why the Trump Food and Drug Administration is taking such an aggressive posture against the industry, especially after other agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency have adopted more industry-frien
Washington (DC) Examiner
added Oct 26, 2018 21:27

GREENBERG: Tobacco Pushes to the Front of the Line

It’s odd to think of FDA as the regulator of tobacco. Maybe it’s my own bias because I have been at this FDA regulatory game for a few decades now. I tend to expect things to look the same as they always have in the past. That means I think most about FD
Healthcare Packaging
added Oct 26, 2018 21:01

Former Surgeons General Recount Political Pressure on the Job

The four described battles over AIDS, smoking, teenage pregnancy and drugs...Dr. Carmona testified before Congress that the second Bush White House had prevented him from speaking out on many issues, including the dangers of secondhand smoke
New York Times
added Oct 26, 2018 20:50

About 27 Million People in the US Have Difficulty Breathing: But Many Don't Breathe A Word To Their Doctors

Yet despite her diagnosis, she downplayed her symptoms and how COPD was affecting her everyday life to her doctors for years. “I felt nervous and ashamed to share details about my condition. I didn’t want to be judged because I had smoked for so long,” s
Caswell (NC) Messenger
added Oct 26, 2018 18:55

[Massachusetts] Juul Drops E-Cig Education Program for Schools

Plan to offer "science-based resources on vaping" were "misunderstood," company said
MedPage Today
added Oct 26, 2018 15:35

Submit Comments on Tobacco Products

[FDA] is reopening the period for public comment on modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPAs) for specific General Snus products submitted by Swedish Match North America Inc. and announcing the availability for public comment of a recently recei
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Oct 26, 2018 14:55

E-cigs: An industry Trump doesn't mind regulating

Trump administration officials are discussing regulations that could sink businesses and substantially alter the industry — a welcome development to health campaigners but an outrage to vaping advocates.
Washington (DC) Examiner
added Oct 25, 2018 00:06

E-cigarette maker Juul boosts lobbying spending as regulatory scrutiny increases

The company focused its efforts on e-cigarette and vaping regulation, as well as tariffs on products manufactured in China, it said in the disclosure. However, the $560,000 is half of the amount the company initially reported spending Tuesday. The compan
added Oct 24, 2018 16:37

[Virginia] Less harm, less tax? Legislature to study new tobacco products

Altria Group Inc.’s proposal for Virginia to modernize its tax policies on tobacco products, as federal regulators consider a former sister company’s applications to market a new type of e-cigarette in the United States as a less harmful form of smoking.
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Oct 24, 2018 16:16

Lawyer who fought to ban trans people from bathrooms will lead DOJ civil rights division

An anti-gay lawyer was confirmed to lead the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. In a 52-45 vote, the Senate confirmed Donald Trump’s nominee, Eric Dreiband.... defended R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Bloomberg in discrimination cases
LGBTQ (blog)
added Oct 24, 2018 02:58
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