American Cancer Society Encourages New York State to go Flavor Free

Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Youth

The American Cancer Society’s May 2013 Cancer Brief, “Flavored Tobacco: Big Tobacco’s Latest Effort to Hook Kids”, encourages NY State lawmakers to ban the sale of these deceptive flavored other tobacco products (OTP) except in tobacco-only stores. In New York State, use of other tobacco products has rapidly increased during the same time that traditional … Read More

Update: US Judge Blocks Graphic Health Warnings

Cigarettes, FDA, Health Warnings

Tobacco companies have long been fighting the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act requirement to place graphic health warnings on cigarette packages beginning in September 2012.  US District Judge Richard Leon granted a temporary injunction today in favor of the tobacco companies int he case R.J Reynolds Tobacco Co et al v. U.S. … Read More