Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL: ‘Can a Tobacco Company Be Sustainable?’ Philip Morris International Says ‘Absolutely,’ and Outlines Clear Progress Toward a Sustainable, Smoke-Free Future

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE:PM) today published its fourth Sustainability Report, detailing its progress in key areas across its value chain. PMI’s mission to unsmoke the world is core to its sustainability ambition and business strategy.

Opponent of drive to raise vaping minimum age voice concern over ‘unintended consequences’

Disparate groups are raising their voices against moves by legislators to raise the minimum age to buy vaping products, with claims that they may backfire and undermine public health.

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.

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.

FONTEM US, INC., Blu Submit Comments in Response to FDA Draft Guidance for the Regulation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems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

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.

Vaping association advises caution over Maryland bill raising legal smoking age to 21

Recent legislation passed by Maryland lawmakers requires those who purchase tobacco products to be at least 21.

Vaping advocates speak out on proposed tobacco prevention legislation

The North Carolina legislature is giving tobacco prevention legislation another try.

RITE AID: Raises Age to Purchase Tobacco Products to 21

Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) will increase the age to purchase tobacco products to 21 consistent with the company’s commitment to promoting responsible access to tobacco products.

CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS: Congress Should Pass Tobacco 21 Legislation Free of Special Interest Provisions for Tobacco Companies

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids strongly supports effective federal legislation to raise the tobacco age to 21 nationwide and supported the bills introduced in the last Congress by Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Diana DeGette, which we understand will be reintroduced in the near future.

Federal tobacco tax revenues down over 20% in first quarter of fiscal year

Total tobacco tax revenues collected by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 were down nearly 20 percent over the same period in the previous year, the agency reported.

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.

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.

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.

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