FDA Expands Investigation Of Illegal E-Cigarette Marketing To Kids The US Food and Drug Administration pressed forward with its investigation of e-cigarette companies Friday, sending letters to 21 companies in an effort to uncover whether they are marketing products illegally and outside the agency's compliance policy.
E-Cigarette Warnings To Arrive In High School Bathrooms NationwideThe US Food and Drug Administration will stage a massive education campaign aimed at the nearly 10.7 million teens at risk for e-cigarette use and potential addiction, the agency said Tuesday.
FDA Takes 'Historic Action' On Youth E-Cigarette 'Epidemic'Concerned with an "epidemic" surge in teen use of e-cigarettes, the head of the US Food and Drug Administration announced today a "historic action" against more than 1,300 retailers and five major manufacturers.
San Francisco Voters Uphold Supes' Ban On Flavored TobaccoThe proposition would uphold the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ unanimous vote to ban the products and other flavored tobacco, including menthol cigarettes.
Oakland Flavored Tobacco Ban Going Into Effect In 2018The Oakland City Council has voted unanimously to ban selling flavored tobacco products, including menthol-flavored cigarettes.
San Francisco Flavored Tobacco Ban Repeal Heads To BallotSan Francisco residents will be asked to vote on a recently approved ban on flavored tobacco after the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to reject a bid to have it repealed.
Oakland Bans Sales Of Flavored TobaccoOakland has become the latest California city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco.
New Push In Oakland To Ban Flavored Tobacco Products The City councilwoman from Oakland who spearheaded the city's soda tax it taking aim at flavored tobacco and vaping products she says are getting kids hooked on a bad habit.
California Tobacco Tax Rises To $2.87 Per Pack The price of a pack of cigarettes is about to go up in California.
Anti-Smoking Pioneer Wins Landmark Tobacco Control LawsThis week's Jefferson Award winner is a pioneer who's worked in the anti-smoking movement for more than two decades. Serena Chen says people call her all the time and ask for help to change a law. So she harnesses her skills as a former broadcast journalist and social worker to help them get it done.
Tobacco-Related Illnesses Killing More Blacks Than AIDS, Violence & Other CancersSome African-American public health leaders say too many Black people are dying from tobacco-related diseases, and feel that not much attention has been paid to the issue.