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[Asia] India's ITC shuts cigarette plants from May 4

shut its plants from May 4 to comply with a new stipulated pictorial warnings rule issued by the federal government, the company said in a statement. India's top court told tobacco companies on Wednesday they must adhere to a new federal rule requiring m
Reuters
added May 5, 2016 18:50
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Tobacco Press Conference

In 2009, a bipartisan Congressional act entrusted FDA to regulate the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of tobacco products in order to protect public health. With that authority, today we are taking significant steps to do just that. We are pr
US Dept. of Health and Human Services
added May 5, 2016 18:45
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[Florida] Retrial Begins in Widower's Suit Against R.J. Reynolds

Whether addiction fueled a Florida woman’s 40-plus years of smoking took center stage last week as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds for the woman’s cancer death. Dion v. R.J. Reynolds, 13CA5673.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 5, 2016 18:18
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[Canada] "Dismissed With Costs"

Today the Supreme Court gave the final green light to the Quebec Tobacco-related Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act... for 7 years they were able to impose some level of uncertainty about the legitimacy of the government lawsuit against them. The
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added May 5, 2016 17:11
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FDA takes significant steps to protect Americans from dangers of tobacco through new regulation

Rule extending oversight to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, allows agency to address public health concerns such as youth access to tobacco products
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added May 5, 2016 16:01
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Extending Authorities to All Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes, Cigars, and Hookah

This action is a milestone in consumer protection – going forward, the FDA will be able to: Review new tobacco products not yet on the market; Help prevent misleading claims by tobacco product manufacturers; Evaluate the ingredients of tobacco products
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added May 5, 2016 15:58
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F.D.A. Tightens Rules for E-Cigarettes in a Landmark Move

made final sweeping new rules that for the first time extend federal regulatory authority to e-cigarettes, popular nicotine delivery devices that have grown into a multibillion-dollar business with virtually no federal oversight or protections for America
New York Times
added May 5, 2016 15:56
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Confronting America’s Smoking Pandemic, Part 3: 1986–1999

Oncology News (CancerNetwork.com)
added May 5, 2016 15:43
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House bill would curb regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars

Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from some government safety regulations if House Republicans have their way. It’s a move that alarms Democrats and public health advocates who argue that it could lead to unsafe produ
AP - Associated Press
added May 5, 2016 11:58
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FDA may reveal heightened electronic cigarette regulations today

The Food and Drug Administration could reveal today its long-awaited second phase of heightened regulations on tobacco products, particularly electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, according to anti-smoking advocates. The first phase was revealed i
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 5, 2016 11:45
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