Posts tagged: FDA

Teen Use Of Menthol Cigarettes On the Rise

Tweet The use of menthol cigarettes is rising among adolescents and is “very high” among minority youth, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said in partial draft report released Monday. The Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee could make a recommendation about whether menthol flavoring should be banned. The panel’s report is due next week. Menthol cigarettes account for about 30% of total cigarette sales in ... Jump to full article >>

Menthol makes it easier to keep smoking

Tweet WASHINGTON Adding menthol to cigarettes may increase the likelihood of addiction and make it easier for young people to start smoking, according to preliminary findings of a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel considering whether to recommend a ban or otherwise restrict menthol cigarettes. The Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee said the scientific evidence showed that “menthol has cooling and anesthetic effects th ... Jump to full article >>

Menthol Cigarette Ban? Tobacco Companies Sue FDA

Tweet A proposed menthold cigarette ban has tobacco companies fighting US health regulators in court in an effort to stop consideration of the ban. Lorillard Inc and Reynolds American Inc’s R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co unit filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration based on “conflicts of interest and bias among members” of the FDA advisory panel, which is researching the possible ban. The lawsuit accuses three tobacc ... Jump to full article >>

Easing FDA tobacco advertising rules around schools could cripple law, new study finds

Tweet When the FDA proposed new rules restricting outdoor tobacco advertising near schools and playgrounds in 2009, the tobacco industry argued that such rules would lead to a near complete ban on tobacco advertising in urban areas. When the FDA proposed new rules restricting outdoor tobacco advertising near schools and playgrounds in 2009, the tobacco industry argued that such rules would lead to a near complete ban on tobacco advertising in urb ... Jump to full article >>

Virginia Tobacco Maker Seeks New FDA Designation

Tweet Tobacco maker Star Scientific Inc. is asking the Food and Drug Administration to certify a moist smokeless tobacco it has developed as less harmful than other forms of tobacco on the market. The small Virginia company said Wednesday it has filed an application with the FDA to approve its Stonewall Moist-BDL as a “modified risk” product under the 2009 law that gave the FDA authority over tobacco. Star Scientific says the tobacco ... Jump to full article >>

Electronic cigarettes in legal limbo

Tweet What exactly is an electronic cigarette? We can tell you what it’s not. Legally, it is not a cigarette, nor is it a nicotine replacement therapy that can help you quit smoking. An e-cigarette is a battery-powered tube that resembles a regular cigarette in look and shape. It does not contain tobacco leaves, but rather houses a battery-operated heating element that turns a refillable, liquid chemical into a vapor mist that is then inhaled ... Jump to full article >>

Electronic Cigarette Litigation Update

Tweet This week, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the full court will not review a three-judge panel’s decision, issued in early December. That panel’s decision was that electronic cigarettes cannot be regulated by the FDA as a drug or medical device, but can be regulated as a tobacco product by the FDA–provided the manufacturer refrains from marketing the product as having therapeutic p ... Jump to full article >>

E-Cigarette Industry Wins Federal Court Victory

Tweet The fledgling electronic-cigarette industry scored another victory against the Food and Drug Administration in federal court Monday, potentially setting the stage for the battery-powered devices to be regulated like conventional tobacco products. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the FDA’s request to have the entire court review a December decision by a three-judge panel that went against the age ... Jump to full article >>

Maker of Tobacco Lozenges Seeks FDA Okay for ‘Less Harmful’ Claim

Tweet A small Virginia company, Star Scientific, Inc., is seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market one of its smokeless tobacco products as less harmful than other tobacco products. Star Scientific said its new Stonewall Moist-BDL dissovable tobacco lozenge has 90 to 99 percent fewer carcinogens than similar products and should qualify for a new “modified-risk” label being developed by the FDA. Two simil ... Jump to full article >>

19 caught smoking at public places, fined

Tweet NAGPUR: It took many years to act for the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to implement the ban imposed on smoking at public places as the authorities here caught 19 persons on Tuesday. The FDA also penalised six kiosk owners for selling tobacco-related products near restricted areas. The ban was imposed under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply ... Jump to full article >>