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[Massachusetts] LETTER: Tobacco industry fights good fight in clash over package warnings

US Court of Appeals...determined that the images the FDA had proposed for cigarette packages went well beyond the factual and thus violate the industry’s constitutional protection regarding compelled speech. The tobacco industry, no matter how beleaguered
Boston (MA) Globe
added Oct 14, 2016 03:57
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[Massachusetts] Smokeless tobacco product snus may increase risk of death among prostate cancer patients

The smokeless tobacco product snus, which is used mainly in Sweden but also is sold in the U.S., may increase the risk that men with prostate cancer will die from their disease, and the risk that they’ll die prematurely from any cause, according to a new
Harvard School of Public Health
added Oct 13, 2016 20:14
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[Massachusetts] Marion Preparing to Take On Big Tobacco

Marion will be the very first municipality in the United States to include menthol cigarettes in its restriction... Law firm Jones Day, representing R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, among others, wrote a letter to the Board of Health dated September 26, te
The Wanderer (Mattapoisett, MA)
added Oct 8, 2016 00:29
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[Massachusetts] Town prepares for possible tobacco industry lawsuit

MARION — The Board of Health has learned the town could become the first in the nation to be sued by the tobacco industry for including menthol cigarettes in a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco. But it has received some good news too. The Massachusett
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Oct 7, 2016 00:55
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[Massachusetts] Mass. docs sue FDA to OK graphic anti-smoking images

“It would have a real impact on kids,” said Dr. Lynda Young, a pediatrician at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, one of the plaintiffs. As a doctor, she said, “There’s tools I can use, but graphic warnings on the cigarette packages would b
Boston (MA) Herald
added Oct 5, 2016 15:37
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[Massachusetts] FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

The legal action was launched by eight public health and medical groups -- including the American Cancer Society -- and several individual pediatricians. They filed suit Oct. 4 in federal court in Boston. Besides the cancer society, the organizations in
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 5, 2016 01:20
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[Massachusetts] Antitobacco Groups Sue FDA to Require Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarette Packs

The FDA previously had sought to comply with the law, proposing graphic labels about five years ago that included images of diseased lungs and a body on an autopsy table with words such as “smoking can kill you.” However, tobacco companies sued, and thos
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 5, 2016 01:19
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[Massachusetts] Make warnings on cigarette packs scary, health groups say

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal District Court in Boston aims to force the Food and Drug Administration to require cigarette packages to display images starkly depicting what tobacco can do to the human body. Dozens of countries already require such
Boston (MA) Globe
added Oct 5, 2016 01:17
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[Massachusetts] Health Groups v. FDA: COMPLAINT (PDF)

plaintiffs ask that the Court: (1) Declare the FDA to be in violation of the Tobacco Control Act; (2) Issue an order under § 706(1) of the APA or a writ of mandamus to compel the FDA to submit for the Court’s review a proposed timetable for expedited rule
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 4, 2016 16:20
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[Massachusetts] Worcester health board nixes plans to regulate outdoor smoking, flavored tobacco

Board of Health has decided to forgo adopting a new regulation prohibiting smoking in outdoor areas of restaurants and bars. It has also put on hold for one year consideration of regulations governing the sale of flavored tobacco products and prohibiting
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Sep 27, 2016 12:01
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