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The proposed menthol cigarettes ban will have to make it through a protracted process for federal regulations, which could take at least two years. But the new restrictions still signal a strong move to regulate nicotine, and if realized are a victory in
We are grateful for the pressure coming from the FDA, but regulators should not be lulled into a false sense of security by voluntary industry actions. It will take ongoing efforts and careful oversight from parents, schools, public officials and governm
the feds are smartly set to extinguish the one type of traditional cigarette flavoring that’s still allowed, menthol. Not good enough. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb must come all the way around — and ban sweet e-cig flavors outright as an obvious plo
BySun-Times Editorial Board If there’s one thing we’re dead sure about when it comes to e-cigarettes, it’s this: Whatever it takes to keep them out of the hands of young people, do it. We reject the argument of e-cigarette makers that teens haven’t
In St. Charles County, there’s only one casino, Ameristar, which would have to make half its gaming space smoke-free if county residents pass what will be presented to voters as “Proposition Smoke-Free with Exemptions.” A stronger measure with no exempti
Show-Me Smoke Free was dismayed to read a Post-Dispatch editorial that said proposed partial smoking restrictions in St. Charles and St. Louis counties were better than nothing….industry wants initiatives like these to pass. Weak smoke-free laws set us
Supported by a tremendous team of senior editors and deputy editors, as well as a stellar editorial board and BMJ staff, the journal has thrived. Over the last decade, we marked 20 years of publication with a state-of-the-field anniversary issue, publishe
Whatever the FDA plans to do, it should hurry up — or risk raising a new generation of smokers.
Sheffield City Council members voted 4-2 on Oct. 1 to adopt a new comprehensive non-smoking policy….plans of the Smoke Free Shoals organization to approach officials in Florence, Muscle Shoals and Tuscumbia…Initial feedback would seem to indicate the
When parents pursue such dialogue…take steps such as learning the facts, being patient and ready to listen, finding the right moment to start the conversation and being prepared to answer any questions from a teen on the topic. A tip sheet for parents a