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February 2019

Webinar “What’s Menthol Got To Do With It? Everything!”

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Ending the Menthol Trap Join the Youth Engagement Alliance and guest presenter Dr. Phillip Gardiner for a discussion about menthol cigarettes, flavored tobacco products and their disproportionate impact on the health of American youth. The scientific evidence leaves no doubt that menthol cigarettes increase the number of people, particularly kids, and especially African-American kids, who try the product, become addicted and die a premature death as a result. A 2009 federal law prohibited the sale of most flavored cigarettes, but…

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The FDA’s Tools to Tackle the JUUL Epidemic

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm CST

According to both the FDA Commissioner and the Surgeon General, youth nicotine addiction is now an epidemic, fueled by the soaring success of JUUL and similar e-cigarettes. Although this alarm is widely shared by public health officials at all levels of government, many important regulatory tools to tackle this problem have been left unused.  This 30-minute webinar will focus on federal action, describing what FDA regulation of e-cigarettes looks like currently and highlighting steps the FDA could take to significantly…

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