FDA Public Workshop March 9-10: E-Cigarettes and the Public Health

E-Cigarettes, FDA

The FDA will hold a public workshop on March 9-10 focusing on the effects of e-cigarettes on individual health.  Topics will include: Topography (patterns of use including number of puffs per session, puff volume, puff duration, and velocity); Exposures and toxicological considerations; Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of nicotine exposure in users; Abuse liability and dependence; Short … Read More

News and Research Round Up

Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Large Cigars, Media Campaign, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s third installment of our new “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we’ll be posting a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose … Read More

FDA Releases Long Awaited Deeming Regulations

E-Cigarettes, FDA, Health Warnings, Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

Today the FDA announced a proposal to extend its authority to additional tobacco products. The FDA’s proposal would extend its’ list of regulated products (cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco) to include other currently unregulated products including: E-Cigarettes Pipe Tobacco Nicotine Gels Waterpipe Tobacco Dissolvables Cigars This proposal is a landmark event for the … Read More

The FDA in Action

Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol)

What has the FDA been up to? Quite a bit. In recent months the FDA has engaged both the public and industry in several matters related to monitoring and regulating the sale and advertisement of tobacco products. Check out the news wrap up below to learn more. 10,000th Tobacco Retailer Warning Letter Since 2009, the … Read More

Upcoming Webinars

Advertising Restictions, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Webinars

A number of our partners are hosting webinars related to retail tobacco control and issues that affect the point-of-sale.  See the descriptions below and sign up for the webinars that interest you Know of an upcoming webinar or resource that we missed?  Let us know! JUNE You Don’t Say? Tobacco & the First Amendment  June … Read More

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