Regulation and Products Press Releases
Four leading public health groups today urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to recuse any lawyers who previously represented tobacco companies from any tobacco-related litigation while serving in the government.
As fewer kids smoke traditional cigarettes, tobacco companies are enticing them with a booming market of sweet-flavored tobacco products, especially electronic cigarettes and cigars, according to a report issued today by five leading public health organizations.
CHICAGO, Ill. – Feb. 28, 2017 – Aldermen Ed Burke and Patrick Thompson recently introduced an ordinance that would exempt certain retailers from restrictions on flavored tobacco sales.
Rep. Jeffrey Mursau (R-Crivitz), Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) and Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) introduced legislation last week to ensure “other tobacco products,” such as cigars and e-cigarettes, are not given preferential treatment over cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
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Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) have agreed to prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco products by all new players as part of the league’s new collective bargaining agreement.
More than 100 countries worldwide now require pictorial health warnings on cigarette packages, according to a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society.
Eight public health and medical groups, and several individual pediatricians, today filed suit in federal court in Boston to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising, as mandated by a 2009 federal law.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- May 19, 2016 -- The U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- May 5, 2016 -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued the final deeming regulation on all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, and hookah. The rule takes effect in August 2016.