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AUDIO: Tobacco Firm Seeks Softer Warning For Cigarette Alternative

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to allow a tobacco company to do something it's never done before — claim that one of its products is less risky than cigarettes. The company, Swedish Match of Stockholm, has applied to the FDA to des
WUNC-FM (Chapel Hill, NC)
added Apr 2, 2015 01:17
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SATEL: People Who Get Paid By Big Tobacco Should Be Able To Advise The FDA

FDA’s inconsistent policy, of course, is based on the misconception that merely accepting financial support from tobacco interests – but never from pharmaceutical interests, mind you... Anti-harm reductionists, also called tobacco prohibitionists, see no
Forbes
added Apr 1, 2015 19:21
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[Asia, India] One cigarette to unite them all: Cong, BJP MPs band together to fight tobacco warnings

What is striking about this controversy is the unexpected cross-party unity on this pro-tobacco stance. MPs across party lines, including the Congress party have come forward to speak out against increasing the size of the warning on cigarette packets fr
Firstpost.com (in)
added Apr 1, 2015 19:03
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Egypt Bans Smoking Cigarettes and Shisha

According to Egypt’s Minister of Health Adel El-Adawi, the decision to ban all forms of tobacco in public as the burden on the state through health costs associated with smoking have risen to an all-time high. With 30 percent (or 27 million) of Egypt’s
Egyptian Streets
added Apr 1, 2015 18:52
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AF's updated policy further promotes tobacco-free environments

Now, an updated Air Force instruction, published in March, seeks to further reduce health impacts from smoking, the nation's leading cause of death. "The Air Force is committed to promoting Comprehensive Airman Fitness (CAF), and tobacco free living is a
U.S. Air Force
added Apr 1, 2015 18:04
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COMPTON: E-cigarettes and teens: how concerned should we be?

Following the publication today of a study in BMC Public Health on the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers, Dr Wilson M. Compton of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse, tells us more about the risks e-cigarettes pose to the next generation.
BioMed Central (uk)
added Apr 1, 2015 17:34
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[UK] One in five teens have tried e-cigs: Fears youngsters will move on to real cigarettes after getting taste for nicotine

The finding, from a large British study, raises fears that rather than being an aid to quitting smoking, electronic cigarettes are seen as an attractive drug in their own right. It is feared that once teenagers get a taste for nicotine, they will move on
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 1, 2015 17:07
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[North Carolina] Reynolds expands Camel markets

launching premium-product Camel White in 21 West and Midwest states. Another Reynolds American Inc. subsidiary, American Snuff Co., debuted a new style Tuesday — dark wintergreen — for its Grizzly moist snuff brand, the No. 1 selling brand in the country.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 1, 2015 16:57
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FDA’s Mitch Zeller to Deliver Keynote Address at SFATA’s May Conference

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), the largest trade group dedicated to advocacy, awareness and education for the vapor products industry, announced that Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), will deliver r
Business Wire
added Apr 1, 2015 16:55
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APRIL 01 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1970 Nixon signs legislation banning cigarette ads on TV and radio

Nixon, who was an avid pipe smoker... Presidential cigarette smokers include Taft (who quit during his term), Harding, Franklin Roosevelt (who was frequently photographed with his trademark cigarette holder), Hoover (a chain smoker) and Eisenhower. Adams,
The History Channel (A&E Television Networks)
added Apr 1, 2015 16:45
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