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British American Tobacco’s response to FDA announcement

We have robust measures in place that demonstrate our commitment to marketing which does not target youth and have also communicated to the FDA that we will be applying additional measures. We fully support third party age verification of e-commerce an
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Nov 16, 2018 03:14
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“Like Restricting Clean Needles”—Advocates Slam Age-Verification Plan for Under-Fire Juul

As a new video (below) explains, a potential customer must now create a profile that includes name, date of birth, permanent address and the last four digits of their social security number. Juul verifies this information with third-party public records
Filter (The Influence Foundation)
added Nov 15, 2018 14:37
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[Illinois] Chicago Says Online E-Cig Cos. Target City Youth ($$)

The city of Chicago on Tuesday hit eight online e-cigarette retailers with a suit in Illinois state court claiming the companies were caught selling e-cigarette products to underage city residents who...
Law360
added Nov 15, 2018 14:19
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Blu e-cigarette maker plans to restrict online sales amid FDA crackdown on teen use

Fontem Ventures, a unit of tobacco company Imperial Brands, said it will raise the minimum age requirements to buy pods on its website to 21 across the U.S. and require its online retail partners to use age verification technology, among other measures d
CNBC
added Nov 14, 2018 18:28
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Juul confirms plans to pull four sweet-flavored e-cig styles from stores

The creme, cucumber, fruit and mango flavors being removed remain available at www.juul.com, but with heightened age-restriction policies and age-21 verification that requires consumers to provide their name, date of birth, permanent address and the last
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 14, 2018 04:39
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Under Pressure, Juul Withdraws Most Flavored E-Cigs From Market

The company said it would also terminate its social media productions related to the flavored products. The announcement comes after increasing pressure from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other critics, alarmed by the surging popularity amon
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 14, 2018 04:32
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[Illinois] City to sue online e-cigarette dealers, says they're selling to underage Chicagoans

The city is planning to file suit Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court against eight companies that sold e-cigarette products to people under age 21 in the past month, the Emanuel administration said. The sales were part of a sting operation launched by
Chicago Tribune
added Nov 12, 2018 22:14
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[Asia] Cities mull ban on e-cigarettes in public even though China is the biggest producer

Chen Yang (pseudonym), 10, enjoys puffing on the new device that she bought in a shop near her school. It's an e-cigarette, and popular among her classmates. Her mother was later astonished to find that e-cigarettes are common in shops near her school
Global Times (cn)
added Nov 9, 2018 03:16
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[California] How Big Tobacco is using social media to lure teens

The deceptive social media campaigns for Big Tobacco have been viewed 25 billion times worldwide, including nearly nine billion times in the United States. Because social media knows no international bounds, children in the United States freely receive p
KFMB-TV CBS 8 (San Diego, CA)
added Nov 7, 2018 20:44
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Facebook, Google tools reveal political ad removal data

Some removals were errors. The Environmental Defense Action Fund said Facebook’s automated review wrongly misclassified one of its ads as promoting tobacco.
Reuters
added Nov 7, 2018 18:53
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