Tag Archives: tobacco control

Congress appears ready to let the FDA ban e-cigarettes containing synthetic nicotine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seems determined to ban nearly all nicotine vaping products currently available in the United States, even as it recognizes their harm reduction potential as an alternative to combustible cigarettes. But under current law, the FDA’s authority over e-cigarettes is limited to tobacco-derived nicotine, which …

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King’s Speech omits Tobacco and Bills 342

KUALA LUMPUR, 28th February – The absence of the new Tobacco Bill and Bill 342 Amendment Bill from the King’s Speech to Parliament today signals that the government cannot table these legislations during the current meeting of Dewan Rakyat. The government’s legislative priorities are usually set out in the King’s …

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Tobacco Bills State by State

Photography: Shutterstock LAKEVILLE, Minn.— From banning flavored tobacco products to increasing the tax on cigarettes to requiring e-cigarette manufacturers to have a recycling plan for their products, there are many proposals to regulate the tobacco. The state tobacco-related legislative bills that have been introduced this year to date are listed …

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Opinion: San Diego can promote health equity during Black History Month with vaping ban

A teenager secretly smoking an electronic cigarette. Photo via Pixabay It’s amazing that 42% of high school students in San Diego have vaped. Nicotine addiction among adolescents is on the rise, affecting brain development, attention span, memory and learning ability. Fortunately, the people of San Diegan have an attorney on …

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I’m in high school and I’m disappointed that CT doesn’t fight smoking

Twenty-seven percent. Almost a third. That’s the number of high school students in Connecticut who use e-cigarettes. As a junior at Sacred Heart Greenwich, I wish I had found that number surprising. Every day I see another classmate take an e-cigarette – which research shows leads to the use of …

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Ads Hooked Black Smokers on Menthols. Now CU experts are fighting back

Years of targeted advertising by big tobacco have turned menthol cigarettes into a racial issue, hooking mostly black Americans to mint-flavored tobacco products. Today, public health experts at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus have rallied a powerful community effort to reverse a deadly trend and social injustice.

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Switzerland approves tobacco ad ban

ZURICH — Glamorous cigarette ads will soon be a thing of the past in Switzerland, after voters overwhelmingly approved legislation on Sunday banning tobacco companies from displaying them in public spaces. Health advocates said the legislation, which was approved in a referendum, was an important step towards tightening the country’s …

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Tobacco laws strengthen public health

By Wen Chi-pang and Yen Chi-hua 温啟邦,顏啟華 After the government and opposition camps negotiated amendments to the Tobacco Harm Prevention Law (菸害防制法) over the past decade, the Cabinet on January 13 finalized draft amendments. Preventing the dangers of tobacco is one of the priorities of the WHO, and Taiwan cannot …

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US government failing on tobacco reduction, American Lung Association report finds | Health

The federal government gets “mostly failing grades for its tobacco prevention and reduction efforts,” according to a new report from the American Lung Association. The 20th annual “State of Tobacco Control” calls for an end to flavored tobacco manufacturing, saying flavored tobacco products and e-cigarettes undermine progress made in tobacco …

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Cancer society calls for smoking scenes to be removed from movies

To commemorate World Cancer Day, the Nigeria Cancer Society has called for the removal of smoking scenes from Nollywood movies. This was even when he petitioned Netflix, FilmOne, Ebonylife and others for this cause. In a statement jointly signed by the President of the Nigerian Cancer Society, Dr. Adamu Umar …

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Editorial: The State must redouble its efforts to fight tobacco addiction | Opinion

Massachusetts has done a great job over the past two years to reduce smoking prevalence. But as a new report from the American Lung Association clearly shows, there’s still a lot of work to be done. First, the good news. The association credited the state for a “robust” indoor air …

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Kaival Brands Innovations Group (KAVL) Announces Judicial Stay of FDA’s Marketing Refusal Order

News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your one week free trial for StreetInsider Premium here. Kaival Brands Innovations Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KAVL), is the exclusive worldwide distributor of products manufactured by Bidi Vapor LLC (“Bidi Vapor”), including the BIDI® Stick Disposable Electronic Nicotine …

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Ban on sale of flavored vaping products gains new momentum in CT

The campaign to ban the sale of flavored vaping products in Connecticut is gaining momentum with a group of Democratic lawmakers expected to voice their support, joined by health advocates, at an online press conference on Wednesday . State Sens Julie Kushner, Saud Anwar, Jorge Cabrera and James Maroney, and …

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Flavored e-cigarette company challenges FDA marketing denial

A customer vapes at a vape shop in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Law firms Related documents The names of companies and law firms listed above are auto-generated based on the text of the article. We are improving …

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Supporters stage massive campaign in support of California’s ban on flavored tobacco products

The law banning the sale of flavored tobacco is suspended subject to a referendum It’s been about 18 months since California lawmakers passed a law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom banning the sale of flavored tobacco products in the state. An ongoing referendum on a ballot measure ahead of the …

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Menthol cigarette consumption highest among marginalized groups, report finds

According to Ollie Ganz, who does public health research at Rutgers University in New Jersey, rates of menthol smoking are particularly high among lesbians and LGBTQ+ female smokers. Photo by me, SpuriousQ/Wikimedia Commons WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) — According to a new report from the American Lung Association. Along with …

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Biden’s approval rating on COVID sinks; monoclonal lottery; US$$ for WHO Refused

Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Public support for President Biden’s handling of the pandemic has hit a new low, with just 41% of Americans surveyed this month, down from a peak of 59% last April, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Some hospitals are using …

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Signs of anxiety in anti-vaping camp as big decisions loom

AAmid a month of waiting for more clarity on the future of vaping in the United States, people on all sides of the tobacco harm reduction debate are growing increasingly anxious. On January 14, a collection of nonprofit public health organizations and tobacco control groups, including the Campaign for Tobacco-Free …

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The Irony of Nicotine Addiction in Generation Z

UC Davis students reveal their views and experiences with vaping and smoking By SIERRA JIMENEZ — [email protected]rg Rings of cigarette smoke surround the suave mobster or seductive flapper in classic film noir, sparking a cool carcinogenic tobacco stick aesthetic. At this point, most people agree that smoking cigarettes is not …

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Farmers’ federation seeks price parity between cigarettes and other tobacco products – The New Indian Express

Through PTI NEW DELHI: Farmers’ body FAIFA on Thursday urged the government to achieve price parity between cigarettes and other forms of tobacco to control the illicit cigarette market, which has affected the livelihoods of tobacco farmers. The All India Federation of Farmers Associations (FAIFA), which claims to represent commercial …

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Sacramento County bans flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and menthol

Updated, January 11, 2022 After an hour-long debate and public discussion Tuesday night, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors voted to ban sales of flavored tobacco, including menthol. Here’s what’s banned from July 2022: candy-flavored electronic cigarettes, shisha tobacco, menthol cigarettes, and sweet cigars often used to smoke cannabis. The …

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How to make your New Year’s resolutions last January

Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up to date with the latest coronavirus news across New York City By Bernadette Starzee Most New Year’s resolutions center around health, with people promising to eat healthier foods, lose weight, increase activity, or quit smoking after the Times Square Ball goes …

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Bloomington’s ban on flavored tobacco to take effect January 1

Mike Alhataba says he believes 2022 will kill his Oxboro Market tobacco store after more than 20 years in business. The reason: Bloomington will enact a ban on flavored tobacco in January, then roll out one of Minnesota’s toughest tobacco regulations later in the new year. After banning the sale …

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Indonesia might be smoking but it’s not preferable

Like so many Kiwis, it has become my favorite pastime to complain about the Covid restrictions and what we could have done better. It’s a long list and it’s always a topic of conversation. Lately, as the conversation becomes heated and people gearing up for MIQ (my personal hate), border …

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This is the only time you can be a let go and win – Middle East & Gulf News

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and smoking is the cause of more than 8 million deaths per year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Low- and middle-income countries pay a disproportionate price because they account for over 80% of the world’s 1.3 billion tobacco users. …

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Graphic warnings on cigarettes get another break in ridiculous fight | Local news

“Tag another one for the FDA. The comedy continues. Graphic warning labels, designed to cover the top half of the front and back of cigarette packages, have been under threat since at least 2009. A brief history of warning labels reads as follows: The government fired the first shot in …

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Iloilo province recognized as a smoke-free environment

The Iloilo Provincial Government won the Western Visayas Department of Health (DOH) Red Orchid Award at the 2021 Regional Partners and Stakeholder Awards held online on December 10 2021. The Red Orchid Award recognizes the exemplary work of Local Government Units (LGUs), government offices and hospitals in their global effort …

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Are bans good public policy in India?

By Prof. Bejon Kumar Misra, International Consumer Policy Expert, New Delhi, India We find a strange support and affection for the ban on products in our country even though these products are allowed to be legally manufactured and marketed around the world. As a consumer, we believe that bans can …

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WHO’s aversion to e-cigarettes could prove deadly

One of the most important meetings of the World Health Organization (WHO) recently took place tenuous in Geneva, where the future health of millions of people may have been decided behind closed doors. The meeting was the ninth Conference of the Parties (COP9) of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control …

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UK E-Cig Summit Highlights US Failure to Fight Tobacco Use – InsideSources

A virtual summit in the UK next week aims to set the record straight: if you think smoking is bad, you’re right. But if you think attacking alternatives like e-cigarettes will make things better, you really are wrong. “The E-Cigarette Summit UK comes at a historic moment for global tobacco …

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The overlooked public health issue that could make or break Biden’s new drug regulator

With cigarette sales on the rise for the first time in 20 years, more than 10% of high school students vaping regularly, and tobacco-related illnesses killing nearly half a million Americans each year, the agency faces a a pivotal moment when it could be forced to face these tough regulatory …

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It is the American city with the most smokers – 24/7 Wall St.

Consumer products November 21, 2021 10:05 am How important is the effect of smoking on the health of Americans? It is the leading cause of preventable death, disability and illness in America, according to the CDC. This is because smoking can damage most organs in the body. Although the number …

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College and North West students challenge their peers to quit vaping

On Friday, November 12, members of the FACT group at Northwestern Middle School challenged their peers to pledge not to use tobacco or e-cigarettes. Even the staff members participated in the #ditchthevape event. Chad Gradine, a para-educator, was among 46 people to sign a pledge during the sixth-grade lunch period. …

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FDA Finds Certain Electronic Cigarette Products “Appropriate For The Protection Of Public Health” But Not “FDA Approved” | Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

On October 12, 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued orders authorizing RJ Reynolds (RJR) Vapor Company to market three of its electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products – the Vuse Solo ENDS electronic cigarette and accompanying tobacco flavored pods. In issuing the orders, the FDA found …

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Vaping, e-cigarettes: 100 world experts ask WHO’s CCLAT to adopt “low risk” products

The WHO’s “prohibitionist” anti-vaping policy will cause “more death and suffering from smoking,” according to more than 100 global experts. More than 100 global experts have criticized the World Health Organization for a stubborn anti-vaping stance that contributes to “millions” of preventable smoking-related deaths. In an open letter ahead of …

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Is Teenage Vaping Running Out?

WASHINGTON – Teenage vaping has fallen this year as many American students have been forced to learn at home during the pandemic, according to a government report released Thursday. U.S. health officials have urged caution in interpreting the figures, which were collected using an online questionnaire for the first time. …

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UPDATE: San Jose bans the sale of flavored tobacco

September 28, 2021 San José is the largest city in California to ban flavored tobacco products in an effort to fight nicotine addiction in children. The city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including flavored e-liquids and menthol cigarettes. Possession of such products …

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San José bans flavored tobacco and smoking in apartments

Flavored vapes or menthol cigarettes will soon be erased from the shelves of San José. San José City Council unanimously adopted a new ordinance on Tuesday evening banning the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes and menthol cigarettes. City leaders hope the new measure will protect the city’s teens from nicotine …

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E-cigarette regulations and taxes threaten industry that could prevent millions of premature deaths – Lowell Sun

Electronic cigarettes, which deliver nicotine without tobacco or combustion, are the most important harm reduction alternative to smoking ever developed – an alternative that could prevent millions of premature deaths in the United States alone. Yet bureaucrats and politicians seem determined to deny this historic opportunity through regulations and taxes …

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Reducing the Harms of Tobacco for Real

In the past, menthol cigarettes were regularly (but falsely) marketed by its manufacturers as a less harsh and harmful alternative to “normal” cigarettes. Menthol is a compound that has a refreshing minty effect when added to cigarettes. It also has the added benefit of blocking pain receptors in the mouth …

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Media must get it right the first time

IIn mid-September, two articles in leading news outlets sparked an uproar over how the media continues to misunderstand and distort vaping. The first, published on September 15 in The New York Times, was an op-ed by former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao on sexism in the tech industry. The article mainly …

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Batsa’s cigarette pricing strategy has b …

(Photo: Gallo Images / Ziyaad Douglas) After two decades of limited competition and ever-growing profits, things started to go downhill for British American Tobacco SA in 2010 after a number of aggressive small cigarette manufacturers entered the SA market. Previously, the company had been able to harness its near-monopoly power …

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Kingdom hailed by WHO for banning all electronic cigarettes

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). NACD Cambodia is among 11 countries named in the best practice group in the World Health Organization (WHO) report on the global tobacco epidemic in 2021 which addresses new and emerging tobacco and nicotine products . On July 27, the WHO released its eighth report …

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Europe is skeptical about electronic cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes and new tobacco products have been around for more than a decade in the EU as an alternative to smoking, which kills nearly 700,000 people each year. But these are still controversial issues, and the EU is still hesitant about how to deal with them legally. According to …

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A decade after plain packaging, what is the result?

Today, 20 countries, including the UK, Turkey, France, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands and Ukraine, have adopted their own plain packaging legislation. Thousands of Australians still die from smoking-related illnesses each year, but smoking rates have continued to decline. Data from the National Anti-Drug Strategy Household Survey estimated that about 11.6% …

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Chest Doctors Call for Higher Taxes on Cigarettes

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Chest Society (PCS), a representative body of Pakistan’s chest physicians, has demanded an increase in the taxation of cigarettes in the upcoming federal budget. Citing the recent report from Pakistan Institute Development Economics, Professor Nisar Rao of the Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases said the total costs attributable …

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National public health and minority organizations launch Stop the Influence, an engagement campaign to reject big tobacco and vape money

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Truth Initiative®, announced today Stop the influence: reject the big tobacco and the money of the vape, a call for organizations to sign a pledge to …

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Vaping products will continue to be regulated by the FDA

The Supreme Court Monday refused to hear a challenge on the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to impose guidelines on the vaping industry, ensuring (for now at least) that the agency will continue to regulate e-cigarettes and vaporizers as it sees fit. The challenge – launched by a Mississippi vape …

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Tobacco tax increase in next budget highlighted

PESHAWAR: Hafiz Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Special Assistant on Interfaith Harmony and the Middle East, on Wednesday urged the government to increase taxes on all tobacco products in the upcoming budget to keep cigarettes out the purchasing power of children and adults. Speaking at an online seminar …

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Are the flavors added to electronic cigarettes safe?

Monday, May 31, 2021, 5:45 a.m.Press release: New Zealand Health Research Council Sparkling gooseberry. Strawberry and watermelon bubble gum. Vanilla cream. These flavors – just some of the vast array of e-cigarette flavors available in New Zealand – seem harmless enough, but are they really? Food scientists at the University …

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WHO World No Tobacco Day awards recognize progress made in Costa Rica, Paraguay, Uruguay, Saint Lucia, Brazil and United States – PAHO / WHO

Washington DC, May 24, 2020 (OPS) – The World No Tobacco Day 2021 in the Americas awards have been presented to three Costa Rican institutions, the Ministries of Health of Saint Lucia and Paraguay, the Uruguayan National Resource Fund , two California cities and a Brazilian doctor. The winners, selected …

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Vaping and e-cigarettes are showcased on social media, putting young people at risk

Despite their widespread reputation as a “safer” alternative to cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (also known as electronic cigarettes or vapers) are far from harmless, especially for adolescents, whose developing brains may suffer from the lifelong adverse effects of nicotine-containing products. Yet vaping and electronic cigarettes are widely disseminated on social networks …

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Impacts of cheap cigarette prices

One of the main disagreements in every budget preparation is what to do about cigarette taxes. Proponents of tougher tobacco control generally say that ideally every country should check the price of cigarettes in order to reduce the number of smokers by significantly increasing taxes. Multinational tobacco companies intervene by …

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Stroud: Bans are no way to curb youth vaping | Columns

Under the pretext of “protecting the children”, lawmakers in Maine are trying to ban the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products. While the protection of children from the harms of adult products is laudable, this ban effectively punishes adults for failures of poorly executed and underfunded tobacco control programs. …

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The Center for Black Health and Equity

Press release: A new statewide initiative aims to shine a light on how the tobacco industry has specifically targeted African American communities for decades with its aggressive marketing of menthol-flavored tobacco products. The campaign “It’s not fair” is launched at regional and national levels on No menthol Sunday – today …

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Back Biden ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes

Barack Obama has tried and failed. Donald Trump’s administration did the same from the start. Now Joe Biden is taking on Big Tobacco with his proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. It’s a commendable endeavor, but don’t expect a win anytime soon. RJ Reynolds calls Senate Minority Leader …

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Leaders warn of menthol threat

A coalition of religious, government and educational leaders met on Friday morning to call attention to the dangers of menthol-flavored tobacco products and to urge the public to avoid using such products next Sunday. Katherine Donald, executive director of the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas, told about 20 people …

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