American Heart Association

New FDA tobacco regulations take effect

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Starting Monday, new rules take effect that extend the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory authority over all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco.

FDA issued the new regulations in May after nearly two years of deliberation.

Under the new rules, manufacturers, importers and distributors […]

Teen tobacco use at new low, but e-cigarettes gaining popularity

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Although youth smoking rates hit record lows in 2015, high school students are more-frequently turning to alternative tobacco products — like e-cigarettes and small, flavored cigars known as cigarillos, according to a new survey released Wednesday.

“Monitoring the Future,” a study compiled by researchers at […]

FDA launches campaign to curb teen smoking

The Food and Drug Administration is launching its largest effort yet to curb tobacco use among teens with a campaign that portrays cigarettes as something that can make you look uncool or ugly.

The $115 million media campaign is prompted by the FDA’s new authority to regulate tobacco, granted by […]