Entries by Andrew Horn

FDA Issues Warning to 10 Companies for Illegal Marketing

The FDA issued a letter to 10 companies on July 20, including Puff Bar, to “remove their flavored disposable e-cigarettes and youth-appealing e-liquid products from the market because they do not have the required premarket authorization.” Puff Bar announced on July 13 they were suspending sales of their product in the United States, but not […]

Puff Bar Suspends Sales in United States

Puff Bar is Suspending US Sales- Full Article This article appeared on FairWarning.org,  a website which is part of the Institute for Nonprofit News collaborative. The July 13 article describes some background into the owners of Puff Bar and how the company is entangled in two different US lawsuits.  

NY Ban on Flavored Tobacco Now Active

New York state’s law banning the sale of flavored tobacco went into effect on Monday, May 18. Below is a  statement from Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: “New York’s historic law prohibiting the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes takes effect today. This action is the right move to reverse skyrocketing youth use […]

WHO Statement on Tobacco Use and Covid-19

WHO statement: Tobacco use and COVID-19 Tobacco kills more than 8 million people globally every year. More than 7 million of these deaths are from direct tobacco use and around 1.2 million are due to non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Tobacco smoking is a known risk factor for many respiratory infections and increases the […]

Oakland Bans Sale of Flavored Tobacco

The City of Oakland (CA) unanimously approved a measure to bans the sale of all flavored tobacco products at all locations within the city. Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, posted this statement about the decision: “Oakland’s City Council today took an important step to protect the health of its kids by unanimously […]