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CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS: FDA Must Not Allow IQOS to Become the Next Juul Among Kids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has authorized Philip Morris to market its IQOS heated tobacco product in the United States, with certain marketing restrictions that the FDA said are intended to prevent youth access and exposure.

FONTEM US, INC., Blu Submit Comments in Response to FDA Draft Guidance for the Regulation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

Fontem agrees, without equivocation, that youth should not use EVPs or any other tobacco or nicotine-containing products, and supports reasonable, effective, data-driven regulation of the marketing and sale of all tobacco products to support that goal.

Altria supports raising age of purchase for tobacco products to 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants to raise the age of purchase of all tobacco products from 18 to 21.

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.: FDA Authorizes Sale of IQOS Tobacco Heating System in the U.S.

Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE:MO) announces today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized sale of the IQOS heated tobacco system in the U.S. market. FDA authorization follows review of the Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTA) submitted by Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI).

PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL: Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration Authorization For Sale of IQOS in the United States

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today confirmed that IQOS, Philip Morris International’s electrically heated tobacco system, is appropriate for the protection of public health and has authorized it for sale in the United States. FDA’s decision follows its comprehensive assessment of PMI’s premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) filed with the Agency in 2017.

WHO report forecasts 3.2% drop in tobacco smoking over 15 years

Tobacco smoking among men and women worldwide will decline 3.2 percent between the years 2010 and 2025, according to a report by the World Health Organization.

E-cigarette study showing trace contaminants should compare findings to traditional cigarettes: industry groups

A recent Harvard study looked at 75 different e-cigarettes to conclude that 81 percent of them contain traces of fungi and another 23 percent of them contained traces of bacteria.

Microbes found in e-cigarettes

According to research by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, popular e-cigarettes have bacterial and fungal toxins.

Vaping is NOT Tobacco Campaign: A Pan-European Push for Smarter Vaping Rules

European vaping advocates launched the Vaping is NOT Tobacco campaign to lobby for smarter, evidence-based regulation of vaping products that takes account of public health differences between vaping and smoking.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Cambodia: Health experts call for more tobacco taxes to save lives

Health experts on Tuesday called on the government to save Cambodian lives by raising tobacco taxes and use the revenues to expand healthcare benefits for the general public.

Restrictions on store sales of flavored vaping products miss the point, retailers say

New federal regulations barring most stores from selling flavored e-cigarettes are being characterized as government over reach by some retailers.

Senate move to increase vaping minimum age poses 'unknown risks'

Proposals to increase the federal minimum age for the purchase of vaping products, spearheaded by Sen. Mitch McConnell, may have unintended consequences, according to those opposing the plan.

Little evidence increased taxes on vaping products decreases teen use, campaigners say

One reason for hiking up taxes on vaping products is to recoup revenue lost from the drop in the sale of traditional tobacco, according to one advocacy group.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: U.S. FDA’s approval of sale of IQOS heated tobacco product does not equate safety

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) is cautioning the public on last week’s announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorizing the sale of the IQOS heated tobacco system in the United States.

WHO analysis: Cigarette smoking rate in U.S. to dip 6.5% over 15 years

The current cigarette smoking rate among men and women in the United States will decline from 19 percent in 2010 to 12.5 percent by 2025, according to a report by the World Health Organization.

FDA approves marketing for IQOS Tobacco Heating System

Marketing by Philip Morris Products for the IQOS Tobacco Heating System was approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Raising age to 21 may not prevent youth e-cigarette use

Studies on tobacco use in middle school and high school students in Hawaii and Massachusetts found there was an increase in e-cigarette use after the age of sale was raised to 21.

WESTERN DENTAL SERVICES: Western Dental Warns of Dangers of Smoking, Vaping and Tobacco on Your Teeth and Gums

Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. smoke and 4.7 million middle and high school students use a tobacco product including e-cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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