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FDA introduces new restrictions on flavored e-cigarette sales to teenagers
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 th (More)
FDA announces major crackdown on e-cigarette manufacturers and retailers
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 enforceme (More)
UK court upholds plain packaging on cigarettes
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 Regula (More)
FDA finalizes new rule to extend regulatory power over all 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 implementatio (More)
EU top court upholds cigarette packaging rules
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 advertising of e-cigarettes. Philip Morris International (More)
Tobacco Plain Packaging Legislation
JURIST Guest Columnist Craig Welch of LWC Policy Consulting, Inc. discusses legislation regulating tobacco packaging in the international context, and related health and safety issues... A recent Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) decision in S (More)
UK court extends smoking ban to prisons
Paul Black, a prisoner at HMP Wymott , won a contentious judgment in the UK High Court on Thursday banning smoking in prisons and all Crown premises. Under current regulations, prisoners are permitted to smoke in cells but forbidden to smoke in co (More)
World Health Organization calls for strong regulation of electronic cigarettes
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for strict regulation of electronic cigarettes, including a ban on the usage of the devices in public places and advertising targeting minors. The report, which will be debated by member states (More)
Florida jury hands down $40 billion verdict against tobacco company
A jury for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida on Friday handed down a verdict against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. , awarding the plaintiff $16.8 billion in compensatory damages, and $23.6 billion in punitive damages. The case, Cynthia Robinson v. R. (More)
Thailand court approves graphic warnings on cigarette packages
The Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand on Thursday approved a new regulation requiring packs of cigarettes sold in the Southeast Asian country to be 85 percent covered with graphic health warnings. The new graphic health warnings have 10 vari (More)
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