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October 22, 2020 | Daily News

In a meeting with the White House budget office earlier this month, Juul urged the Trump administration and FDA to make it clear to states and tobacco retailers that the new national law setting 21 as the minimum age to purchase tobacco products preempts state laws that still have 18 as the minimum age.

September 21, 2020 | Daily News

HHS on Sunday evening (Sept. 20) defended a new internal policy that requires HHS Secretary Alex Azar to formally sign off on any health agency rules, including those from FDA, saying that it’s intended to minimize litigation risks.

September 03, 2020 | Daily News

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), chair of the House oversight committee’s consumer policy subcommittee, and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) are urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage college campuses to go tobacco-free after a recent study showed that 13- to 24-year-olds who smoke both cigarettes and e-cigarettes are seven times more likely than non-smokers to be diagnosed with COVID-19.

August 18, 2020 | Daily News

In addition to hoping to reduce opioid deaths and emergency room visits, the Healthy People 2030 plan HHS released Tuesday (Aug. 18) sets goals around how to respond to public health threats like COVID-19 and, for the first time, addresses outside factors that affect health, like housing and food insecurity.

July 02, 2020 | Daily News

FDA plans to issue a handful of new regulations this year that will clarify new minimum age requirements for purchasing tobacco, amend the agency’s good guidance practices, and set agricultural water standards, according to the agency’s newly issued Spring 2020 Unified Agenda, which was published Tuesday (June 30).

June 19, 2020 | Daily News

Tobacco control groups on Wednesday (June 17) sued FDA for not banning menthol-flavored cigarettes and providing no justification for its inaction, which they say violates the Administrative Procedure Act.

May 28, 2020 | Daily News

Per a U.S. district court order, FDA has pushed back the date by which all cigarette packages and advertisements must bear new textual warning label statements and color graphics that depict the negative health consequences of smoking.

May 28, 2020 | Daily News

A group of Democratic senators, led by health committee ranking Democrat Patty Murray (WA), say FDA should make public a list of marketed e-cigarettes and other deemed tobacco products for which the agency receives premarket applications by Sept. 9, the deadline by which all deemed products must submit premarket tobacco applications and substantial equivalence reports.

April 24, 2020 | Daily News

A federal district court on Thursday (April 23) granted FDA’s request to give tobacco companies until Sept. 9 to file premarket tobacco applications for e-cigarettes, cigars and other new tobacco products.

April 01, 2020 | Daily News

FDA on Monday (March 30) asked a federal district court to give tobacco companies an additional 120 days -- until Sept. 9 -- to submit premarket tobacco applications to the agency because the coronavirus pandemic makes it difficult for industry to meet the deadline and FDA’s tobacco center is short staffed.

February 28, 2020 | Daily News

Despite objections from the Trump administration, the House on Friday (Feb. 28) passed Rep. Frank Pallone’s (D-NJ) vaping bill that would ban all characterizing e-cigarette flavors, allow FDA to collect user fees from all classes of tobacco products and increase the total amount of user fees collected by $100 million.

February 21, 2020 | Daily News

Eleven Senate Democrats, including 2020 presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Amy Klobuchar (MN), wrote to HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Thursday (Feb. 20) expressing concern that FDA plans to exclude certain tobacco products from the May 12 court-ordered deadline by which all electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) manufacturers must submit their premarket submissions to FDA for review.

February 14, 2020 | Daily News

FDA has put out a call for more data and information about the outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses that started last summer.

February 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Trump administration wants to move the Center for Tobacco Products out of FDA and establish a new HHS agency to regulate tobacco -- a proposal opposed by major public health organizations and the head of the House Appropriations Committee.

February 06, 2020 | Daily News

The head of e-cigarette maker Logic Technology Development told lawmakers Wednesday (Feb. 5) that he disagrees with FDA’s upcoming ban on certain flavored electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) because it exempts disposable products.

February 05, 2020 | Daily News

House lawmakers expressed frustration with the heads of major e-cigarette makers who tried to shake off responsibility for the youth e-cigarette epidemic by claiming their marketing practices have consistently targeted adults, not kids, in appearances before the Energy & Commerce oversight subcommittee Wednesday (Feb. 5).

February 04, 2020 | Daily News

The heads of five major e-cigarette manufacturers, including Juul, Reynolds American and NJOY, will testify before the House Energy & Commerce oversight subcommittee Wednesday (Feb. 5), a day before FDA’s partial ban on unapproved flavored cartridge-based electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products goes into effect.

January 23, 2020 | Daily News

Executives of the top five e-cigarette manufacturers will testify before the House Energy & Commerce oversight subcommittee on Feb. 5, E&C Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and oversight subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) announced Wednesday (Jan. 22).

January 22, 2020 | Daily News

The White House budget office is reviewing an FDA rule that calls for color graphic warnings to be included on cigarette packages and in cigarette advertisements.

January 02, 2020 | Daily News

FDA said it will soon start enforcing, on a case-by-case, its ban on unapproved flavored cartridge-based electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products, except those that contain tobacco or menthol flavors.

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