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FDA plans to spend $600M on multimedia tobacco education campaigns

RICHMOND, Va. — The Food and Drug Administration is planning to spend about $600 million over five years to educate the public about FDAthe dangers of tobacco use. Declines in U.S. smoking rates have stalled in recent years.

FDA Reorganizes at the Top

WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration, whose relations with medical companies have been strained of late, named a former senior drug-company official and Dartmouth Medical School dean as its new deputy commissioner overseeing much of the agency’s operations.

FDA seeks tobacco industry input, but some firms frustrated with process


The FDA Advisory Committee Report on Menthol

Although some public health groups hailed as a public health victory the release of a report on menthol cigarettes by the Tobacco mentholProducts Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),1 close examination of the report and its recommendations reveals that it actually represents a huge victory for Lorillard, the manufacturer of the leading brand of menthol cigarettes (Newport) — and a disappointing setback for the health of black Americans.

FDA Act to Extend Authority over Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — We are disappointed that the government today announced that it will not appeal a federal appeals court ruling that the Food and Drug Administration cannot regulate electronic cigarettes as drugs and devices. That ruling opened a loophole that would allow manufacturers to add nicotine to a wide range of products without the stringent regulation traditionally applied to smoking cessation medications and other non-tobacco products to which nicotine has been added.

BAT contests restricted smoking regulations

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WHO decision will kill tobacco farming in Turkey

As Turkish tobacco cultivators are threatened with a World Health Organization initiative to stop production of blended tobacco Tyrkei tobaccocigarettes, farmers in the eastern province of Muş are hoping more American companies will buy their harvests.

FDA could use its power to lower nicotine in cigarettes

A year after Congress gave the federal government the authority to regulate tobacco, anti-smoking activists are applauding the FDAinitial steps taken by the Food and Drug Administration to control cigarette marketing and advertising. But a prominent public health figure says that the efforts are not enough and that the FDA could achieve dramatic change by using its new power to lower the amount of nicotine in cigarettes.

Members of FDA Tobacco Panel have Conflicts

In response to two recent appointments made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC), Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) contacted the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Inspector General. EarthTimes said that CREW is asking the HHS to implement a probe into the appointments, citing conflict of issue problems.