Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

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U.S. FDA: Proposes new required health warnings with color images for cigarette packages and advertisements to promote greater public understanding of negative health consequences of smoking

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed ruleto require new health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements to promote greater public understanding of the negative health consequences of smoking.

MOLL LAW GROUP: Chicago Law Firm Investigating the Makers of JUUL E-Cigarettes for allegedly targeting teens into addiction

A Chicago law firm stated today that it is investigating the makers of JUUL e-cigarettes. Moll Law Group has been contacted and is currently investigating claims of teen addiction and injuries associated with nicotine ingestion, including a recent warning by the federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) of the association between seizures and e-cigarettes.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Malaysia: Teens the target for vape products

Vape products in all shapes and sizes have been flooding the market, including those targeting schoolchildren.

U.S. FDA: Notifies four companies to remove 44 flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products from the market for not having required marketing authorization

Agency remains vigilant in investigating and taking action against illegally marketed tobacco products amid epidemic of youth e-cigarette use

SAVAGE ENTERPRISES: To Make History as an Open System Company in the Vaping Industry: FDA 10-Month PMTA

Savage Enterprises, known as "Savage", plans to partake in making history as an open system company in the vaping industry. Its belief is concurrent with a statement released by the former FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb mentioning "Data shows that refillable liquid vaping devices – so called open systems- are primarily used by adults while disposable cartridge-based e-cigs – "closed" systems…are favored by minors…Both types are currently subject to similar regulations.

CANADIAN VAPING ASSOCIATION: Respond to Minister's Letter on Youth Vaping

The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) would like to respond directly to the “Minister’s Letter to Retail Associations Concerning Youth Vaping”.

U.S. FDA: Statement from Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D., on the agency's actions to tackle the epidemic of youth vaping and court ruling on application submission deadlines for certain tobacco products, including e-cigarettes

Late last week, a U.S. District Court judge in Maryland issued a decision that, among other things, requires makers and importers of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and certain other tobacco products like cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah to submit applications for their currently marketed products to the agency within 10 months.

TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA: Vaping is Banned in Indoor Workplaces Starting July 1

Effective July 1, a new voter-approved law takes effect under the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA) that bans vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in workplaces. In November 2018, Floridavoters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 9 that was enacted by the legislative commission and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on April 26.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: DOH bans use of e-cigarettes, vapes in public

The Department of Health has banned the use of electronic cigarettes in public, with local government units to be tasked to apprehend violators.

Working class people told to ‘just die’ by San Francisco leaders: vaping advocates

Working class people are being told to “just die” by those governing San Francisco, one advocacy group argues in the wake of the decision by the city to ban vaping.

Small shops and heavy advertisers less likely to ID tobacco sales

Research suggests young smokers are less likely to be carded in smaller shops and those that heavily advertise tobacco, according to a study from the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Cumberland Farms sues MA boards of health, calls for a level playing field in tobacco sales

Cumberland Farms has filed a lawsuit against boards of health in three cities and three towns in Massachusetts.

CDC position on vaping may work against harm reduction: critics

Concern over vaping among teens is a driving force behind the message being delivered by government health agencies, but advocates for the use of non-tobacco products believe this could work against harm reduction.

Colorado Indoor Clean Air Act bans indoor vaping in public areas

Colorado has amended the Colorado Indoor Clean Air Act, banning the use of vaporizers and electronic cigarettes in most indoor public places.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Indonesia: National Narcotics Agency Calls for Ban on Electronic Cigarettes

Indonesia’s antidrug agency has come out against vaping, noting that the popular replacement for arguably more harmful conventional cigarettes was prone to misuse.

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