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[California] RJ Reynolds Beats Second Try In False Ad Suit Over E-Cigs ($$)

A California federal judge Wednesday again sided with R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. in dismissing with leave to amend a proposed class action alleging the e-cigarette maker failed to warn California consumers that the smoking devices contain carcinogens, saying
Law360
added Aug 25, 2017 19:09
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A missed opportunity: The US Helsinki Commission hearing on the illicit tobacco trade in the OSCE region

The involvement of a representative of a leading transnational tobacco company in the panel seems particularly incongruous given substantial evidence of historical tobacco industry complicity in cigarette smuggling (see examples here and here) and repor
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Aug 25, 2017 19:05
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SENATORS' LETTER TO FDA ON MENTHOL (PDF)

Although the Tobacco Control Act did not expressly ban menthol from cigarettes, it did require the [TPSAC] to review the scientific literature around menthol's impact on public health and report to the FDA. That report concluded in 2011 that "removal of
US Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA)
added Aug 25, 2017 18:54
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[UK] REDUCING NICOTINE IN CIGARETTES COULD CURB SMOKING ADDICTION, FINDS STUDY

Nicotine reduction in cigarettes makes them less addictive and could help curb smoking rates, new study has found. A team of scientists looked at how reducing nicotine levels affected smokers’ habits, focusing on vulnerable smokers, poverty-stricken wom
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 25, 2017 18:47
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[Massachusetts] US Sens. Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren look to ban menthol cigarettes

Contending that research has shown menthol cigarettes pose a greater public health risk than other types of cigarettes, U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, called on federal officials to ban them Tuesday. The Massachusetts Democr
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Aug 25, 2017 18:41
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Is the FDA Coming After Menthol Cigarettes?

Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass) appealed to the [FDA] in a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb earlier this week, asking the FDA to “act on the substantial scientific data” and use its authority under the Tobacco Control Act to end
Convenience Store Decisions
added Aug 25, 2017 18:39
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[North Carolina] Study finds e-cig users have better odds at quitting smoking

A study published in the journal of Addictive Behaviors determined that 52 percent of daily e-cig users had quit smoking in the past five years, compared with just 28 percent of adults who had never tried e-cigs. Above, an employee displays a variety of
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 25, 2017 18:37
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capitalizing on a “captive audience”: how tobacco companies targeted troops on military bases

“captive audience” is a phrase found in many tobacco company planning documents about marketing to military service members. That’s because companies sought to capitalize on, as one company put it: “the self-imposed confinement of the military family to
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 25, 2017 18:33
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[UK] Official Development Assistance Project: Strengthening tobacco control in low and middle income countries (PDF)

The UK Government, as a global leader in tobacco control, has invested £15 million of Official Development Assistance funding in the [FCTC] 2030 project to support the implementation of tobacco control measures in LMICs in order to reduce the burden o
GOV.UK
added Aug 25, 2017 18:11
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[UK] Tobacco control measures overseas

The government is investing in the [FCTC] 2030 project, through Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding, from 2016 to 2021. This project supports the implementation of tobacco control measures in low and middle income countries. The business case
GOV.UK
added Aug 25, 2017 18:09
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