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Brooks Proposal to Ensure Child-Proof Packaging for Liquid Nicotine Containers Passes Congress

Today, Congress passed S. 142, the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015, companion legislation to a proposal introduced in the House by Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05). This legislation requires that child safety packaging be used for li
US Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN)
added Jan 15, 2016 03:40
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[Australia] AUDIO: Change Agents: fighting big tobacco

Australia has long been at the forefront...Chapman, says the campaign was built on the gains won by generations of anti-tobacco advocates. It aimed to 'finish the job' of previous advocates who had managed to ban cigarette advertising in almost all public
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jan 14, 2016 21:46
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Judge declines recusal request in tobacco lawsuit against FDA

A federal judge has denied a recusal request from the Big Three tobacco manufacturers involving their lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration. The manufacturers want a permanent injunction against the FDA to prevent implementation of new packagi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 14, 2016 20:57
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WARNING LETTER: www.smokers-mall.com

FDA has determined that the website, http://www.smokers-mall.com, offers for sale or distributes cigarette tobacco and/or roll-your-own... A tobacco product with a label, labeling, or advertising that uses the descriptor “light,” “mild,” “low,” or a simi
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added Jan 14, 2016 19:06
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[Canada] Canadian Cancer Society supports stronger federal tobacco control strategy including plain packaging to combat tobacco epidemic

On the eve of National Non-Smoking Week (January 17–23), the Canadian Cancer Society is highlighting the need for Health Canada's tobacco control strategy to be enhanced by modernized legislation, better funding and plain packaging regulations.
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Jan 14, 2016 13:41
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[Asia, India] Smoking hot! Smuggled foreign cigarettes biz makes a killing

now stands at a whopping 21%...Reasons for this phenomenal growth: assurance of a 100% profit on every 'deal' coupled with the steep rise in demand for these 'light' and 'flavoured' smokes - especially among women, say experts. To add to that is the count
Times of India
added Jan 14, 2016 12:58
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[Florida] Reasons Behind Nurse's Smoking Take Center Stage as Trial Against Tobacco Makers Opens

Mary Howles, 73, a nurse for more than two decades, began smoking in the 1950s and continued the habit until 1991, four years before doctors diagnosed her with lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. She claims tobacco marketing a
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 13, 2016 20:40
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Activists fear delay in displaying pictorial warnings on tobacco packages

The deadline for starting the display is Mar 19 ... But the tobacco industry, in violation of [FCTC], wrote to the health ministry to make changes in the provision. bdnews24.com has a copy of their letter.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Jan 13, 2016 06:52
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E-cigarettes and generic drugs: A guide to the FDA in 2016

The FDA is working on a separate plan to require broader warnings about nicotine hazards — especially from accidental exposure to children and infants. The agency might also require child-proof packages for e-liquids, which are liquid nicotine combined
The Week
added Jan 12, 2016 16:44
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Bill Requiring Childproof Packs For Liquid Nicotine Heads To President’s Desk

The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act, intended to reduce the odds of kids getting their little hands on tasty-looking – but poisonous – liquid nicotine, appears destined to be the first new federal law regulating e-cigarettes. Yesterday, Congress p
The Consumerist (blog)
added Jan 12, 2016 16:39
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