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For the first time, federal regulators order tobacco products off the shelves

Federal regulators ordered four tobacco products off the market Friday, the first time the Food and Drug Administration has taken such an action since it was given regulatory authority in 2009.

The FDA ordered Jash International Inc. to stop selling four Sutra-branded cigarettes called bidis, which are thin, hand-rolled cigarettes […]

February 21st, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on For the first time, federal regulators order tobacco products off the shelves

Surgeon General’s report: Tobacco causes additional diseases, unnecessary death

Smoking has caused an enormous avoidable public health tragedy with almost 500,000 Americans dying every year due to cigarettes, according to a report released on Friday.

Unless efforts like smoke-free policies and well-funded tobacco cessation programs are bolstered, 5.6 million young Americans who are alive today will die from smoking, according to Acting […]

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American Heart Association marks 50th anniversary of surgeon general’s report on smoking

Fifty years ago, the U.S. surgeon general released a report that changed the nation’s relationship with tobacco.

To mark the anniversary of the pivotal report, the American Heart Association and other leading  health organizations outlined goals on Wednesday to reduce the adult smoking rate to less than 10 percent in […]

Study suggests smoking prevention programs should also target young adults

Young adults, 18- to 24-years-old, who regularly use alcohol, get poor grades and are impulsive are also more likely to start smoking, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

The research from the University of Montreal School of Public Health is based on data from 1,293 […]

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AHA joins others urging federal tobacco oversight

The American Heart Association is among 16 leading national health organizations who have signed a joint letter to President Obama asking for faster adoption of new tobacco regulations that would give the Food and Drug Administration more control of currently unregulated items such as e-cigarettes.

In the letter dated Thursday, the health […]

American Heart Association receives $19.6 million grant

The American Heart Association will receive a five-year, $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Regulatory Science program for research on the impact of tobacco on preventable diseases and death.

The American Heart Association’s Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center will […]

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FDA denies marketing and sales of four new tobacco products

The Food and Drug Administration has denied the ability of manufacturers to market or sell four new tobacco products because the products did not meet their requirements for “substantial equivalency.”

The agency does not release details on the manufacturers or products that fail to qualify.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco […]

August 29th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on FDA denies marketing and sales of four new tobacco products

FDA agrees menthol cigarettes are a risk, stops short of recommending ban urged by American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is among many organizations that have long supported the ban of menthol cigarettes. The Food & Drug Administration today agreed that menthol cigarettes likely are more dangerous than regular cigarettes – however, the government agency stopped short of recommending the product be banned.

“What more evidence do […]

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