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FDA Releases Long Awaited Proposal to Regulate E-cigarettes, Cigars, and Other Tobacco Products

April 24th, 2014

Federal Update: FDA Releases Long Awaited Proposal to Regulate E-cigarettes, Cigars, and Other Tobacco Products April 24, 2014  This morning the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products issued its long-awaited proposal to regulate e-cigarettes, cigars, little cigarsRead More »

I Love Girl Scout Cookies!

April 4th, 2014

This post is written by the Center’s wonderful new intern, Debra Levi! She is working with Marlene Gomez on all things advocacy related to help with our work in Los Angeles.    Growing up, I always thought that eating Girl Scout cookies was just a normal and essential part Read More »

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Day 229: A roughing up

April 25th, 2014

The continued cross-examination of JTI-Macdonald's expert witness in marketing was perhaps the most aggressive treatment of a witness in several months. I don't know why the gloves came off when plaintiff lawyers Philippe Trudel and Bruce Johnston stoodRead more »

[Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0189] RIN 0910-AG38: Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as Amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act; Regulations on the Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Produc

April 24th, 2014

Table of Contents: Executive Summary / I. Legal Authority / II. Background for Deeming All Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the FD&C Act / III. Continuum of Nicotine-Delivering Products / IV. Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the FD&C Act / ARead more »