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Altria can’t sell Iqos in the U.S. as Biden administration opts to not intervene in patent dispute

Altria and Philip Morris International are no longer able to sell or import Iqos tobacco devices in the U.S. after the Biden administration opted to take no action on an ongoing patent dispute. A separate claim filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office could restore the devices back on the market in...

More girl students than boys use tobacco in state

More girl students than boys, in the age group of 13 to 15 years, use and smoke tobacco in the state, the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS-4), a component of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS), has revealed. About the survey Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is a cross-sectional, nationally representative school-based survey of students in...

Vaping Is Risky. Why Is the F.D.A. Authorizing E-Cigarettes?

The agency has taken a controversial stand on vaping as a way to quit tobacco. This is what the research shows. When they first appeared in the United States in the mid-2000s, “electronic nicotine delivery systems” — e-cigarettes, vapes, e-liquids and other wares that contain the stimulant found in tobacco — were subject to little federal...

Tax increases combined with tobacco control measures can help achieve Healthy People 2030 goal

The US will miss its 5% smoking prevalence target by 2030, known as Healthy People 2030, without hiking taxes on cigarettes, finds an analysis published online in the journal Tobacco Control. Only 5 states and the District of Columbia (DC) are on track to meet this goal; the other 45 states will need to raise excise...

Up in smoke: Will Biden let a patent fight eliminate an alternative to cigarettes?

President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda depends a lot on smokers and their compulsive habit. Smoking generates tax revenue — lots of it. Part of the theory is that high taxes, restrictions on advertising, research on the deleterious health effects of smoking, and the cultural stigma surrounding smoking will wean Americans off tobacco, but too...

Report: tobacco companies have had “a high degree of interference” in government of Dominican Republic

Interference in governments of other countries as well. DR appears among the countries where there was more interference. New York The tobacco industry used the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to gain influence in the governments of 80 countries, which were vulnerable to lobbying and charitable donations from those companies, according to a report published Tuesday...

Hiking tobacco taxes will help tame America’s most enduring epidemic

As the nation staggers through the pandemic, most remain oblivious to the epidemics that plagued Americans' health before Covid-19 struck -- and will continue to do so long after it subsides. The opioid crisis, obesity and the continuing toll from tobacco use are all critical public health threats. Of these, reducing the persistent use of...

The tobacco ‘endgame’: Is it possible?

Dr Eduardo Bianco, Chair of the Tobacco Expert Group at the World Heart Federation discusses the ongoing battle to end the tobacco epidemic, and how e-cigarettes may be part of the problem Open Access Government speak with medical doctor, clinical cardiologist, and expert on tobacco dependence treatment Dr Eduardo Bianco, who has been working on...

Vaping: FDA approves e-cigarette in US for first time

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates medical products in the US, has approved an e-cigarette for sale for the first time. It authorised the marketing of three products from RJ Reynolds, under the Vuse brand. The FDA decided that the benefit to adults trying to quit smoking outweighs the risk of teenagers becoming hooked. The...

FDA Finalizes Two Foundational Rules for Companies Seeking to Market New Tobacco Products

Rules Provide Additional Information on the Requirements for Future Premarket Tobacco Product Applications and Substantial Equivalence Reports. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two final rules for the premarket review of new tobacco products. These foundational rules provide additional information on the requirements for the content, format and review of Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTAs) and Substantial...