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Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Lowest Ever Recorded: 14% in 2017

Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “We’ve taken new steps to ultimately render combustible cigarettes minimally or non-addictive and to advance a framework to encourage innovation of potentially less harmful products such as e-cigarettes for adults who still seek acces
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Nov 8, 2018 21:07

[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Blunts Cigar Wrap Tax Rule ($$)

A Florida appeals court ruled Tuesday that a state agency’s memorandum outlining the taxation of whole leaf cigar wraps constituted an unenforceable rule, overturning an administrative law judge’s ruling.
added Nov 8, 2018 19:10

Sex differences in risk factors for myocardial infarction: cohort study of UK Biobank participants [FREE FULL TEXT]

Although the incidence of MI was higher in men than in women, several risk factors were more strongly associated with MI in women compared with men. Sex specific associations between risk factors and MI declined with age, but, where it occurred, the highe
British Medical Journal
added Nov 8, 2018 19:01

Joe Camel illustrator: E-cig maker Juul's marketing 'seems more egregious'

to me the Juul [marketing] seems more egregious,” he said. “To me that really captures more of the essence of a young person’s mind than a cartoon character like Joe Camel ever could.” But not everyone is convinced that the accusations against Juul carr
Yahoo Finance (uk)
added Nov 7, 2018 23:44

[Montana] Tobacco tax initiative appears headed for defeat

With 64 percent of the state's precincts fully reported by 11:30 a.m., support for the measure was trailing 46 percent to 54 percent, according to the Montana Secretary of State's website. The political fight over I-185 was one of the most expensive in
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Nov 7, 2018 19:27

Montana Election Results

Ballot Measures / i-185 / No 230,628 53.6% / Yes 199,480 46.4 / 430,108 votes, 91% reporting (607 of 669 precincts)
New York Times
added Nov 7, 2018 19:25
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Florida Voters Ban Offshore Drilling, Indoor Vaping With 1 Amendment

Florida banned the indoor smoking of conventional tobacco products back in 2002. That action bolstered Amendment 9′s proponents’ argument that a vaping cigarette ban is less government overreach and more an extension of voters’ previously stated will.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 7, 2018 19:17

Florida Federal Judge Seats Jury, Begins Retrial Of Engle Case ($$)

A jury was selected on Oct. 29 in a third retrial of allegations that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. bear responsibility for the lung...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 7, 2018 19:08

Dismissal Of Claim Juul Misrepresents Nicotine Levels Denied In California ($$)

In an Oct. 30 holding, a California federal judge found that purported class claims that JUUL Labs Inc. misrepresents the amount of nicotine in its electronic cigarettes are...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 7, 2018 19:04

Ingredient Listing Deadline Extended for Small-Scale Manufacturers and Importers Impacted by Recent Natural Disasters

For small-scale tobacco product manufacturers and importers in FEMA-declared areas impacted by recent natural disasters, FDA is aware that tobacco manufacturers and importers are dealing with extraordinary circumstances and may need additional time to me
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Nov 7, 2018 17:41
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