Thursday, February 27, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020

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U.S. FDA: New efforts to advance treatment strategies for helping youth addicted to nicotine as a result of the epidemic rise in teen use of e-cigarettes

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new efforts to advance treatment strategies for helping youth addicted to nicotine as a result of the epidemic rise in teen use of e-cigarettes

AMERICAN VAPING ASSOCIATION: FDA Fearmongering on Vaping and Seizures Puts Lives at Risk

In one of his last actions as FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb ramps up his unscientific fear campaign

22nd Century seeks to market very low nicotine cigarettes

A bioengineering company has applied to the FDA for permission to advertise its very-low-nicotine VLNTM cigarettes as delivering up to 95 percent less nicotine to a smoker’s bloodstream than their regular cigarettes.

Study says JUUL users abstain from smoking cigarettes for a month

A study by JUUL published in the Harm Reduction Journal showed that almost half of adult smokers who started using JUUL products abstained from smoking traditional cigarettes for up to a month, according to a press release issued by the company.

Tobacco tax return due dates for 2019

The federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has released due dates for alcohol and tobacco product manufacturers to pay their 2019 excise tax obligations.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Mt. Samat now a shrine of smoke-free Philippines

During the commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) which marks the greatness of Filipino fighters during World War II, the marker declaring Mt. Samat National Shrine as a Shrine of Smoke-free Philippines was also launched.

Chicago's cloud of tobacco lawsuits are unjustified, says former watchdog

In response to Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel's pursuit of lawsuits against tobacco and e-cigarette businesses, former executive director of Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch Travis Akin suggested that more individual and parental responsibility, not lawsuits against the source of the products, is a better solution to the growing popularity of vaping among young people.

Advocacy groups raise doubts about raising legal age for tobacco to 21

Texas lawmakers want to raise the legal age for the sale of tobacco from 18 to 21 by signing Tobacco 21 into law but advocacy groups and the FDA do not believe it will be a deterrent.

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION: Force of Lung Cancer Advocates Join American Lung Association to Ask Congress to Take Action and Save Lives

Through its LUNG FORCE initiative, the American Lung Association has united our nation to take a stand against lung cancer – the #1 cancer killer.

Positive growth for global tobacco market projected through 2023

A global analysis of the tobacco market says the global tobacco market is projected to grow through 2023, thanks in part to smokeless tobacco. The report, by Azoth Analytics and available through Report Buyer, is broken down into type, subtype, region and country and projects CAGR of 1.96 percent from 2018-2023.

Federal tobacco tax revenues down 6.2% in fiscal year 2018

Tobacco taxes collected by the federal government in fiscal year 2018 declined 6.2 percent over revenues for the previous year, according to recently released figures.

CASAA CEO chides FDA commissioner's claim linking seizures to vaping

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who left office last week, was accused by a prominent vaping advocate of "throwing rubbish against the wall" as he walked out the door.

Avalanche of bills indicates vaping will continue to be a hot topic

More than 200 bills targeting e-cigarettes have been filed this session in state legislatures, a record, according to a prominent advocate for vaping and smoke-free products.

Companies warned to stop making e-liquids look like cough syrups

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning creators of e-liquid products Undisputed Worldwide and EZ Fumes to stop marketing their products to look like prescription cough syrups.

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