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court victory means fda must act fast to put graphic warnings on cigarettes

The recent ruling is “a major victory for the nation’s health and the fight against tobacco,” according to a statement by Truth Initiative® and the seven other public health and medical groups that filed the lawsuit in October 2016. Here’s why: Current
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 18, 2018 21:33
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO MAKES SIGNIFICANT STEP ON TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION; FDA TO CONTINUE ITS EVALUATION ON MODIFIED-RISK CLAIMS FOR CAMEL SNUS

advanced R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s efforts to communicate reduced-risk information to consumers regarding its Camel Snus products...(TPSAC) recognized that the available science supports that switching completely from cigarettes to Camel Snus can si
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Sep 14, 2018 18:56
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Light and mild redux: heated tobacco products’ reduced exposure claims are likely to be misunderstood as reduced risk claims [FREE FULL TEXT]

The data in the PMI modified risk tobacco product IQOS application do not support reduced risk claims and the reduced exposure claims are perceived as reduced risk claims, which is explicitly prohibited by the FDA. Allowing PMI to promote IQOS as reduced
Tobacco Control
added Sep 12, 2018 22:31
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[Massachusetts] Heavy Smoking And Asbestos Brake Dust Blamed For Man’s Death At Lung Cancer Trial

- A Massachusetts state court jury heard opening statements on Friday in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a mechanic who died of lung cancer allegedly caused by years of heavy smoking and exposure to asbestos-containing brake dust.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 12, 2018 19:53
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Saudi Arabia tells WTO it plans to adopt plain tobacco packaging

The move by Saudi Arabia, a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council trade bloc, follows a WTO ruling in June in favor of Australian packaging laws in what was seen as a test case for tobacco control. Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic had t
Reuters
added Sep 12, 2018 19:53
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[California] ARCHIVE: Contra Costa County to enforce new tobacco sales laws

New laws to protect youth from tobacco influences went into effect this month, and local health officials are enforcing the regulations. The regulations include prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products, such as menthol cigarettes and flavored
The Press (Brentwood, CA)
added Sep 12, 2018 16:47
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[California] ARCHIVE: Businesses catching onto new Contra Costa County tobacco control regulations

A majority of retailers are following the new tobacco control regulations, according to a Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors report. About 74 percent of the stores visited in February were compliant with new pack size and flavored tobacco regulati
The Press (Brentwood, CA)
added Sep 12, 2018 16:45
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Massachusetts Judge: FDA Withheld, Delayed Agency Action On Warning Labels ($$)

a Massachusetts federal judge compelled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to promulgate a final rule implementing Section 201(a) of the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) (American Academy of Pediatrics, et al. v. United States Food and Drug Administration, N
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 11, 2018 21:17
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How tobacco companies have used package quantity for consumer targeting

Industry documents speculated about many potential effects of package quantity on appeal and use, depending on brand and consumer segment. The search was non-exhaustive, and we could not assess the quality of much of the research or other information on w
Tobacco Control
added Sep 10, 2018 23:42
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Accord conclu: la Belgique instaure le paquet neutre pour les cigarettes et le tabac à rouler [Agreement reached: Belgium introduces neutral package for cigarettes and rolling tobacco]

The government has decided to impose a neutral package for cigarettes, rolling tobacco and water pipe tobacco (chicha), Health Minister Maggie De Block said Friday. The measure is part of the minister's tobacco control policy, which has set itself the
La Libre Belgique (be)
added Sep 10, 2018 03:52
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