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Tobacco

February 07, 2019 | Daily News

FDA on Thursday (Feb. 7) announced it is barring a Walgreens store in Miami and a Circle K store in Charleston, SC, from selling tobacco products for 30 days due to repeated violations of sales and distribution restrictions, including selling cigars and menthol cigarettes to minors.

February 05, 2019 | Daily News

A group of leading public health organizations and advocates pushed back on one coalition’s attempt to convince President Donald Trump to stop FDA from regulating e-cigarettes, saying the coalition’s efforts are an “orchestrated effort by the tobacco industry and its political allies” to protect industry’s profits.

January 28, 2019 | Daily News

In comments to the agency, two health advocacy organizations urge FDA to partner with other federal agencies to address youth e-cigarette and tobacco product use and addiction.

January 24, 2019 | Daily News

As FDA and Congress take steps toward enhancing reliance on over-the-counter and nonprescription medicine, the OTC drug lobby group, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, continues to advocate for passage of OTC monograph reform legislation, incentivizing OTC drug makers to help spur prescription-to-OTC switches, and oversight of dietary supplements, CHPA President and CEO Scott Melville told Inside Health Policy.

January 15, 2019 | Daily News

As the newly minted Senate Finance Committee chair, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) plans to expand the committee’s focus to include FDA-related issues such as drug shortages, generic drug approvals and teen vaping.

December 18, 2018 | Daily News

Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory on Tuesday (Dec. 18) warning about the dangers of e-cigarettes and urging parents, teachers, health care professionals, and state and local governments to apply known effective strategies to help prevent kids from using e-cigarettes.

December 07, 2018 | Daily News

Thirteen Democratic senators are urging FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to take stronger steps to prevent and reduce youth use of e-cigarettes by including mint- and menthol-flavored e-cigarettes among the types of products that would require stricter age verification and sales practices.

November 29, 2018 | Daily News

FDA once again issued a warning letter to an e-cigarette company for selling e-cigarette e-liquids with labeling or advertising that resembles kid-friendly food products and for illegally selling to a minor.

November 15, 2018 | Daily News

In a highly anticipated move, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Thursday (Nov. 15) announced a number of new tobacco-related initiatives the agency is undertaking, including revisiting the deeming rule compliance policy to restrict access to flavored electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).

November 15, 2018 | Daily News

In a slate of tobacco-related policy proposals issued Thursday (Nov. 15), FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency will move forward with a proposed ban on menthol in combustible tobacco products, including cigars and cigarettes, as well as a ban on all flavored cigars.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

FDA on Dec. 5 will hold a public hearing to discuss its efforts to curb youth use of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products and explore the potential for development of drug therapies that could help support youth cessation, the agency announced Friday (Nov. 2).

October 31, 2018 | Daily News

FDA by mid-November will announce a new comprehensive tobacco and nicotine action plan focused on curbing youth use of and addiction to e-cigarettes, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday (Oct. 31).

October 31, 2018 | Daily News

FDA tobacco center director Mitch Zeller urged the tobacco industry, public health advocates, researchers and policymakers to stop posturing and find some common ground around how to curb youth use of tobacco products.

October 22, 2018 | Daily News

FDA plans to issue regulations that outline what information should be included in various tobacco product applications, and it will update currently existing guidance on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) products and e-cigarettes, agency chief Scott Gottlieb says in a press statement Monday (Oct. 22), the same day as FDA's two-day public meeting discussing the tobacco product application review process.

October 17, 2018 | Daily News

FDA is planning to move forward on a series of regulatory actions in the tobacco space, including proposing a ban on characterizing flavors in all cigars, according to the agency’s fall 2018 regulatory agenda, released Tuesday (Oct. 16).

October 12, 2018 | Daily News

FDA sent letters to 21 e-cigarette companies to find out whether more than 40 products, including some flavored e-cigarette products, are being marketed illegally and outside the agency's current premarket compliance policy, the agency announced Friday (Oct. 12).

September 21, 2018 | Daily News

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is pressing FDA to provide more information about its recent spate of warning letters and civil monetary penalties to more than 1,300 e-cigarette companies.

September 14, 2018 | Daily News

E-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs says it will work with FDA to devise a plan for how the company can address the widespread youth use of e-cigarettes, coming in response to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's announcement that the agency will take enforcement action if JUUL and four other major e-cigarette manufacturers do not respond to the agency's request that they develop plans to reduce youth access and use within 60 days.

September 12, 2018 | Daily News

FDA is evaluating the role that e-cigarette flavors play in driving youth use of the products and will factor that into a decision on whether to bump up the compliance deadlines for premarket review, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced Wednesday (Sept. 12).

September 12, 2018 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday (Sept. 12) put five major e-cigarette manufacturers on notice that FDA will investigate their sales and marketing practices, including with boots-on-the-ground inspections, to figure out why youth are using and abusing their products.

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