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 […]

The Washington Post: New, sweeping federal rules bar e-cigarette sales to teens younger than 18

By Laurie McGinley and Brady Dennis The Obama administration on Thursday announced controversial new rules for electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookahs and pipe tobacco, including barring the sales of the products to teens under 18 years old. The new requirements, which go into effect in 90 days, mark the first time the Food and Drug Administration […]

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 […]