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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts to reduce tobacco use, especially among youth, by exploring options to address the role of flavors ‒ including menthol ‒ in tobacco products

We are issuing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and calling upon all stakeholders to share data, research and information that can inform our process for examining the role that flavors – including menthol – play in initiation, use and ces
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Mar 20, 2018 15:50

Ivanka Trump participated in an experiment with high schoolers to test the nicotine content of 'vape juice'

During one of the tests, Ivanka tested the nicotine content of "vape juice" used in electronic cigarettes while donning a lab coat and safety goggles. "I can't promise that I'll get this right, but at least we'll look the part, right?" she said.
Business Insider
added Mar 21, 2018 04:08

[New Mexico, North Carolina] Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co., founded in 1982, closing Santa Fe offices in June

the fewer than 20 people who still work out of a brown-stucco building on the southern edge of Santa Fe must either move to North Carolina or leave the company, a spokesman said. “It just didn’t make sense to continue using that facility, which is rather
Santa Fe (NM) New Mexican
added Mar 20, 2018 20:18

Money or Mission? The Fight about Big Tobacco’s Philanthropy

Labor advocates had big hopes for the 332nd session of the International Labour Organization’s meeting this week, but once again, the organization postponed a vote on whether to end its relationship with tobacco companies... NPQ has covered how nefarious
The Nonprofit Quarterly
added Mar 20, 2018 19:44

Canada Details Packaging Rules Ahead of Marijuana Legalization

Canada’s legalized marijuana must be sold with plain packaging and health warnings, while smaller producers face strict limits on crop sizes, according to draft rules released in advance of legalization.
Bloomberg News
added Mar 20, 2018 19:41

CVS Health Launches Year Three of Be The First, Its $50 Million Initiative To Help Deliver a Tobacco-Free Generation

Company to award $10 million in 2018 to promote youth smoking prevention, education and healthy behavior programming / Grants made to expand interactive gaming app and tobacco curriculum from Yale Center for Health & Learning Games and Stanford University
PR Newswire
added Mar 20, 2018 15:23

Florida High Court Orders Reconsideration Of New Engle Progeny Trial Motion ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court on March 16 granted a petition for review and without explanation ordered that a trial court re-examine a plaintiff’s motion for a new trial in light of its decision in a case that held that comparative fault does not apply to En
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 20, 2018 01:36

SCHWID: With Friends Like These / LGBTQ organizations shouldn’t celebrate the tobacco industry and its apologists.

On March 20, the National LGBT Bar Association will host an “Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award Reception” at the Altria Group office... The disparately high rates of smoking are the result of aggressive marketing by tobacco companies that depict smoki
added Mar 20, 2018 01:26

Does Netflix glamorize tobacco? 79% of top streaming shows feature cigarette-smoking in hundreds of scenes, study finds

Researchers found cigarette use is more prominent in Netflix shows - like Stranger Things, which had 182 scenes featuring characters lighting up - than it is in broadcast and cable television. Health advocates warn the findings are alarming given the s
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 19, 2018 20:22

[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Measures against secondhand smoke insufficient

tobacco also imposes a heavy financial burden on the nation. In 2014, for example, medical expenses for smoking-related illnesses reached ¥1.49 trillion, accounting for 3.7 percent of the nation’s total medical bills that year. Financial stakes should not
Japan Times (jp)
added Mar 19, 2018 19:41
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