A panel of FDA health advisors have voted unanimously (aside from one abstention) against Philip Morris’ request to market iQOS, a heat-not-burn tobacco product, as less risky than cigarettes. Although the decision is not binding for the FDA’s final decision, it is unlikely the request would be approved without significant …
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Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has resigned since news broke that she had purchased shares of a tobacco company just a month into her position as head of the Center for Disease Control. Read more here.
Marketing restrictions make Big Tobacco increasingly dependent on Point of Sale (POS) display marketing, so research is taking a look at the impact of POS advertising bans. Authors concluded that countries with POS display bans had bigger declines in daily smoking. Read more here.
With non-cigarette tobacco product usage on the rise some experts are saying that raising prices may be effective in reducing consumption. Read more here.
Researchers took a look at this emerging tobacco product in efforts to understand the sociodemographic characteristics of flavor capsule cigarette smokers. Read more here.
The Supreme Court ordered for 85% of space to be reserved for visual warnings on tobacco packaging, as India is a country with many languages and often text warnings go ignored. Pictures transcend language barriers and will hopefully reach the rural areas where tobacco consumption is the most accepted. Read …
An asthmatic inmate sued the Department of Corrections and won after suffering from cellmates’ secondhand smoke. The Missouri judge ruled for all prisons to go smoke free this coming April. Read more here.
Company makes New Years Resolution announcement to “give up cigarettes” this year. Read more here.
Researchers found use of any non-cigarette tobacco product as much as doubled the chance teens would smoke cigarettes the next year. Read more here.
Recent study finds that smokers who resent their addiction far outnumber those who are characterized by their preference to continue smoking. Read more here.