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In West Virginia, nearly 25 percent of adults still smoke, and more than 1,000 kids under 18 become new daily smokers every year… The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network calls upon West Virginia’s elected officials to finish what these correc
Dear Mr. Zeller: Today, December 18, 2017, FDA filed for substantive scientific review six modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPA) from R.J. Reynolds for six styles of Camel Snus smokeless tobacco products referenced above. We are writing t
Lauren Lempert submitted this comment to FDA on December 20…Reuters published a special report on December 20, 2017 identifying several irregularities in Philip Morris’ IQOS research. The kind of industry behavior documented in this report is questionab
As someone who has served and does serve on committees similar to TPSAC, I do not see how the schedule that the FDA has established for TPSAC’s consideration of this application can permit a responsible assessment of the applications and associated publi
47.7% of never-smoking young adults who used e-cigarettes at baseline were smoking cigarettes a year later…The tobacco companies have worked for decades to crack the young adult market and e-cigarettes are the path.
This is, of course, something that the tobacco industry has known for a long time, ever since shortly after NRT was introduced…. It also points to the folly of the FDA adopting the tobacco industry’s “harm reduction” approach of simply seeking alternati
here’s where my sympathy stops: with the butts you leave on the ground everywhere — in the gutters of my neighborhood, by park benches off West Cliff Drive, in parking lots, on sidewalks, on the beach…please consider the rest of us, human and otherwise.
We should be doing all we can to prevent kids from using any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and cigars, and all tobacco products should be subject to FDA oversight to protect public health. Congress and the administration must act to protect ki
Altria’s Nat Sherman could become the next Starbucks, creating a nationwide network of new ‘places’ where smokers can enjoy their personal luxury experience. That is the next big business opportunity for ‘Big Tobacco.’
H.R. 1136 protects the ability of tobacco companies to market candy-flavored e-cigarettes and cigars that have fueled the popularity of these products among kids. It does not inhibit the introduction of products that will actually help smokers reduce thei