On one hand, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designates access to nutritious foods as a social determinant of health — a factor, like economic stability and education, that has a major impact on the US population’s health, well-being, and quality of life. But on the other, free market ideals and resistance [...]
Health Canada Friday proposed a regulation mandating warning labels on individual cigarettes and cigars. The proposed regulations would place “health-related messages that are memorable, noticeable and impactful” on each cigarette, covering at least 75 percent of the surface area. If enacted, Canada will be the first country to have such regulations. According to Health Canada, [...]
Jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny announced in a handwritten letter posted to social media on March 31 that he is going on a hunger strike to protest his lack of adequate medical treatment and sleep deprivation that amounts to torture at the IK-2 prison in Pokrov. Navalny was sentenced in February to 2 1/2 years [...]
JURIST EXCLUSIVE – A law student filing for JURIST in Myanmar was among a group of lawyers and law students who earlier this week went to deliver supplies to detainees held by authority of the military junta in Mandalay Central Prison (“Ohbo”). All are young people arrested after peaceful protests against the February 1 military [...]
The House decision to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) of committee assignments reflects a recent attempt to deal with a perceived failure in the marketplace of ideas. Oliver Wendell Holmes suggested in dissent over 100 years ago (Abrams v. United States (1919)) that the best way to arrive at the truth is by a “free [...]
The FDA announced a proposal Wednesday for new restrictions on flavored e-cigarette sales in an effort to stop a recent rise in youth vaping. In a statement announcing the new regulations, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb expressed his hopes that the FDA’s efforts will allay the “epidemic-level rise in youth e-cigarette use” and put the US [...]
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday announced major policy updates and enforcement efforts on electronic cigarettes such as JUUL and their distribution and sale to teens—what the statement called the “largest coordinated enforcement effort in the FDA’s history.” The FDA announced the issuing of more than 1300 warning letters and civil penalties/fines [...]
The UK's High Court of Justice struck down a challenge by several cigarette companies against requiring plain packaging on cigarette packaging. In its almost 400-page decision , the court upheld the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday announced the finalization of a new rule that extends its regulatory power to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars and more. The new rule reportedly strengthens the implementation...
The EU Court of Justice on Wednesday upheld EU rules that will require health warnings to cover 65 percent of a cigarette pack. The rules, approved by the EU Parliament in 2014, also ban the...