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Age 21 initiative for tobacco products shifts from unfathomable to likely with manufacturers' support

The snowball effect on the age-21 movement for buying tobacco products has reached an acceleration point once thought unfathomable within the industry and society as a whole. In the past nine days, the top two U.S. tobacco manufacturers — Altria Group I
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 5, 2018 18:53

Stanford Pals Hit the Jackpot With Juul’s Meteoric Rise

Adam Bowen and James Monsees were pursuing master’s degrees in product design at Stanford when they decided to do something about their smoking addictions. That was the beginning of what eventually would become Juul Labs Inc., now a $15 billion e-cigar
Bloomberg News
added Nov 5, 2018 18:50

Neighbourhood tobacco supply and individual maternal smoking during pregnancy: a fixed-effects longitudinal analysis using routine data [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions The results provide the strongest evidence to date of an association between the neighbourhood availability of tobacco and smoking, and the first to do so among pregnant women. These findings provide supportive evidence for interventions targ
Tobacco Control
added Nov 4, 2018 16:09

[Montana, South Dakota] Putting Profits Before Kids, Tobacco Companies Spend Obscene Amounts Fighting State Ballot Initiatives to Raise Cigarette Taxes

The big tobacco companies talk a good game about wanting to reduce cigarette smoking, using slogans like “transforming tobacco” and “smoke-free future.” But they continue to do everything they can, and to spend obscene amounts of money, to make sure that
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 2, 2018 21:06

Health Canada orders IQOS tobacco storefront to remove its signs

“Health Canada should be encouraging us to open more stores, not take down the signs on the ones we have,” Peter Luongo, managing director of Rothmans, Benson and Hedges Inc. said Wednesday as a work crew began taking down the storefront signage at its W
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Nov 2, 2018 21:00

[Iowa] FDA says it had 'constructive' meetings with e-cigarette manufacturers on teen epidemic

Gottlieb said he has met with executives from each company and they presented "thoughtful" proposals on steps the companies and the agency can take to curb youth use. "The companies acknowledged the role that flavored e-cigarette products play in appeali
KWQC TV 6 (Davenport, IA)
added Nov 2, 2018 20:42

Eliminating Youth Electronic Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Use: The Role for Drug Therapies; Public Hearing

An unpublished Proposed Rule by the Food and Drug Administration on 11/05/2018
Federal Register
added Nov 2, 2018 20:21

[UK] Daily e-cigarette users 'twice as likely' to suffer heart attack, finds study

The findings come after a Government report released in August recommended that patients should switch to e-cigarettes if it was not possible to quit smoking altogether. The new study, carried out by researchers at George Washington University in Washin
Pulse (uk)
added Nov 2, 2018 20:15

FDA will unveil plan to halt ‘health tragedy’ of teen e-cigarette use

The FDA announced Tuesday it will unveil “forceful” steps in mid-November to cut down on youth use of e-cigarettes, potentially including increased enforcement of identification and age verification requirements. This comes after the agency issued a call
MarketWatch (Wall St. Journal)
added Nov 2, 2018 20:13

LA Accuses E-Cig Makers Of Selling To, Targeting Minors ($$)

Los Angeles has sued three electronic cigarette makers to bar each from selling vaping products online, alleging the companies sold tobacco products to minors without first checking their age and promoted...
added Nov 2, 2018 13:11
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