Flavored Tobacco Highlights

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

As highlighted by our “5 POS Trends to Watch“ feature, non-cigarette tobacco products (also known as other tobacco products or OTP), is a growing category and one to closely watch.  Recently, developments in flavored tobacco regulation have been peppering the news across the globe. Below is a quick wrap up on recent flavored-tobacco news: Courts … Read More

POS Health Warning Update

Health Warnings, International, Product Packaging

Have you been hearing about graphic health warnings lately? Read the latest on tobacco health warnings on product packaging and at the point of sale here. See powerful graphic imagery from around the world, try our new resources, and keep up-to-date with the latest successes and challenges of health warning initiatives. Also, learn how one … 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

FDA releases 9 graphic health warnings

Health Warnings

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has selected and released nine graphic warning labels for inclusion on the top 50% of the front and back of every cigarette pack and on 20% of every cigarette advertisement beginning in September, 2012. The new labels are required under the June 22, 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and … Read More