Entries by Erin Hill-Oban

FDA.gov: FDA takes significant steps to protect Americans from dangers of tobacco through new regulation

For Immediate Release: May 5, 2016 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others. This historic rule helps implement the bipartisan Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and allows the FDA to improve public […]

WebMD News from HealthDay: FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they are targeting rural teenagers with a new $36 million ad campaign that highlights the health risks associated with chewing tobacco. The campaign’s message — “smokeless doesn’t mean harmless” — will challenge a habit that has become […]

Opinion: No place in baseball for smokeless tobacco

By: Dick Durbin | As published in the Chicago Tribune My feelings about tobacco took shape at the bedside of my father in November 1959. I was a sophomore in high school when lung cancer took his life. He was 53 and had smoked two packs of Camels a day. As a member of Congress […]

CBS News: New York teen badly injured by exploding e-cigarette

A teenage boy suffered serious injuries when an e-cigarette vaporizer he was holding blew up in his face. The 14-year-old, who spent five days in the hospital, was left with permanent injuries after his attorney said he was maimed and blinded by an exploding e-cigarette or vape pen, CBS New York reports. “I was shocked. […]

CDC: No decline in overall youth tobacco use since 2011

Overall tobacco use by middle and high school students has not changed since 2011, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Data from the 2015 National Youth Tobacco […]