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Anna Song, a professor of psychology, Paul Brown, a professor of economics, and I have submitted a public comment detailing why the FDA’s decision to discount the health benefits of regulating ecigs, cigars, and other tobacco products by 70% is inconsist
Philip Morris and the Cigar Association of America have both requested that the FDA extend the current 75 day comment period on the deeming rule for another 75 days (which would make it nearly 6 months long). The 75 day comment period is already 50% lo
The FDA’s decision to drop this warning is inconsistent with the FDA’s own summary of the scientific evidence on the health effects of tobacco smoke There is strong scientific evidence to support inclusion of this “fifth” warning, including
Three-quarters of all cigar aficionados are only occasional smokers. Most life insurance companies define that as one per month, though a couple of carriers have liberalized their rules to allow up to four per month, and under those terms they rate your r
going to be the ultimate result of a proposal to massively hike taxes on all sorts of tobacco products. The share of cigarettes supplied in the state by the black market more than doubled from 2006 to 2011 under the pressure of politicians’ appetite for o
The Act continues to raise concerns as to the ethics of a regulatory safety agency should continue to allow sales of products know to still be the leading cause of death in the United States.
I understand the ads are supposed to be funny but it isn’t clear to me how farting — a natural bodily function — and stealing food can be equated with smoking. I have never been a regular smoker but I enjoy the occasional cigar. Does that make me a bad
But Ohio has now sullied itself by being one of the few states — if not the only state — with increased tobacco use since 2009. Why?… We need leadership in Columbus; we in the United States, and in Ohio especially, can’t afford for additional progre
A key part of prevention efforts must be action that will eliminate loopholes in restrictions on tobacco marketing, pricing and products that encourage children and youth to smoke. I don’t think it’s too much to expect of our society that we protect our