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Guidance: Compliance Policy for Certain Labeling and Warning Statement Requirements for Cigars and Pipe Tobacco

This guidance represents the current thinking of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) on this topic. It does not establish any rights for any person and is not binding on FDA or the public. You can use an alternative approach if it satisfies
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Aug 9, 2018 23:05
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Labeling and Warning Statements for Tobacco Products

FDA has provided a compliance date of August 10, 2018, for the required health warning statements on packages and advertisements for "covered" tobacco products (except cigars and pipe tobacco1) and roll-your-own / cigarette tobacco products.2
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Aug 9, 2018 23:03
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Tobacco company strategies to identify and promote the benefits of nicotine

After publication of the 1988 Surgeon General’s report on nicotine addiction, tobacco companies (particularly RJ Reynolds) intensified efforts to promote the benefits of nicotine while downplaying its addictiveness and health risks.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 9, 2018 23:02
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[Florida] Attorneys Battle Over RJR's Role in Smoker's Death, as Trial Begins

Tyrone Dixon, 39, died in 1994...Dixon’s family contends Reynolds took part in a tobacco industry conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking that hooked him to cigarettes and ultimately killed him.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 9, 2018 17:41
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[Missouri] Petitions submitted by casino-funded group to put limited smoking restriction on Nov. 6 St. Louis County ballot

A committee funded by the owner of the Hollywood Casino turned in on Wednesday almost 53,000 signatures...the mayor of Maryland Heights — where the casino is situated — has asked the County Election Board to disqualify from the same ballot a much stricter
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Aug 9, 2018 17:21
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We killed the cigarette. What we got in return is mango-flavored nicotine in ‘party mode.’

It’s almost as if it’s the cigarette industry come full circle, no? “I think the history of this tells me, don’t trust these industries,” said Brandt, the smoking historian. “Juul can say, ‘We’re not interested in kids; we’re going to fight the use of t
Washington Post
added Aug 9, 2018 17:02
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the illegal juul copycats that are flooding the market

“It feels like there is a new pod system released every day and we receive tons of them … So many in fact that there is no way we can review them all.” These products are not only putting a generation of youth at risk of nicotine addiction, but they appea
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 10, 2018 04:05
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[Montana] Tobacco-Funded Group Sues Over Mont. Tax Ballot Measure ($$)

A tobacco industry-funded political committee has asked the Montana Supreme Court to amend the wording of a ballot initiative that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for a Medicaid expansion and other programs, saying the current language would mislead vote
Law360
added Aug 10, 2018 04:01
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[Minnesota] Cancer-causing chemical formed in e-cigarette users

found that while e-cigarettes contain virtually no N-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) – a chemical that can cause oral cavity and esophageal cancer – the chemical can form in an e-cigarette user’s body when they take in nicotine through e-cigarettes. The study
Insight News (Minneapolis, MN)
added Aug 8, 2018 20:04
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Smoking-linked losses in Japan estimated at over 2 trillion yen

Financial losses linked to smoking are estimated to have amounted to 2.05 trillion yen ($18.4 billion) in Japan in fiscal 2015, the health ministry said Wednesday, with the majority of spending going toward medical expenses.
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Aug 8, 2018 19:16
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