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[UK] Give all smokers tobacco dependence treatment on the NHS, medics say

The NHS should ensure that every smoker it cares for is given "tobacco dependence treatment", a group of medics have said.... The letter was signed by more than 800 other doctors, healthcare professionals and academics.
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Nov 17, 2018 05:14
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Mixed reactions greet FDA's plan to ban menthol cigarettes and many e-cig flavors; tighter regulations excessive, some say

Tobacco manufacturers and some anti-smoking advocacy groups consider the regulatory steps excessive and not backed by scientific research. However, they want to continue to be part of the regulatory process, citing their recent willingness to support Co
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 17, 2018 04:45
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British American Tobacco’s response to FDA announcement

We have robust measures in place that demonstrate our commitment to marketing which does not target youth and have also communicated to the FDA that we will be applying additional measures. We fully support third party age verification of e-commerce an
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Nov 16, 2018 03:14
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juul fails to remove all of youth’s favorite flavors from stores

Truth Initiative is calling on the FDA to stop the sale of all flavored e-cigarette products that have not been subject to public health review by the FDA as the law requires, and prohibit online sales of all e-cigarettes. Truth Initiative has also long s
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 16, 2018 02:41
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[Florida] As Trial Opens Against RJR, Attorneys Argue Whether Smoker's Heart Disease Claim Is Time Barred

What caused the coronary heart disease that forced a Florida smoker to undergo a triple bypass at 45, and when that disease first occurred, took center stage as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds last week. Rouse v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017CA017202.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 16, 2018 02:36
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[Florida] Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal For Failure To Prosecute In Engle Case ($$)

In a Nov. 14 ruling, a divided Second District Florida Court of Appeal found that a trial court’s dismissal of a tobacco plaintiff’s case for lack of prosecution...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 16, 2018 02:34
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Results from 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey show dramatic increase in e-cigarette use among youth over past year

[FDA] and (CDC) released new findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) showing that more than 3.6 million middle and high school students were current (past 30 day) e-cigarette users in 2018, a dramatic increase of more than 1.5 million stude
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Nov 16, 2018 02:01
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FDA Unveils New Steps to Protect Youth by Preventing Access to Flavored Tobacco Products, Announces Plans to Ban Menthol in Cigarettes and Cigars

FDA will not sit idly by while we face the threat of a whole generation getting addicted to these products. Therefore, today FDA is outlining a new policy framework to address what appear to be the central problems—youth appeal and youth access to flavor
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Nov 15, 2018 23:50
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FDA Seeks Ban On Menthol Cigarettes, Limits On E-Cig Sales ($$)

proposed a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, along with new restrictions on sales of flavored e-cigarettes, in an effort to prevent youth access....also proposing to restrict sales of flavored e-cigarettes — except for mint and menthol, tobac
Law360
added Nov 15, 2018 23:48
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Big tobacco's new marketing push: Smartphones, style and EDM

British American Tobacco (BAT) -- the third-largest publicly traded tobacco company in the world -- is engaged in an elaborate and ethically questionable online-marketing strategy across Europe and Asia. A joint Point and Engadget investigation has found
Engadget.com
added Nov 17, 2018 05:22
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