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FDA to independently review menthol cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an independent review of research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes - which are mint flavored and one of the few growth sectors of the shrinking cigarette business.

FDA makes huge stride in tobacco prevention and control

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled nine health warnings that will be required to appear on all cigarette packages Nine-new-tobacco-warning-labelsand advertisements in the U.S. The new graphic warnings integrate text with images and will help prevent and reduce youth smoking and encourage adult smokers to quit. The labels will also help citizens understand the dangers of smoking.

FDA reveals new labels required on packages, ads

Cigarette packages will soon be splashed with horror-movie-style warning labels showing corpses, diseased lungs, and rotted teeth, which were among nine new images unveiled yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration. By September 2012, cigarette manufacturers will be required to place these images across the top half of every pack, with large-type warnings such as “smoking can kill you’’ and “cigarettes are addictive.’’

Feds look to regulate food similar to tobacco

The federal government has a growing interest in the eating habits of Americans for the same reason it has an interest in tobacco consumption, said Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

FDA Warns of Health Risks Posed by E-Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has joined other health experts to warn consumers about potential health risks associated FDAwith electronic cigarettes.

FDA Recommendation on the Public Health Impact of Menthol Cigarettes

FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) discussed and finalized its report content and recommendations FDArelated to its first charge – evaluation of the available scientific evidence on the impact of the use of menthol in cigarettes on the public health.

Ban on Deceptive Cigarette Labels Takes Effect Today

Washington, D.C. - On June 22, the first anniversary of the law granting the Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco Marlboro new nameproducts, one of the most significant provisions of the law will take effect: A ban on the use of the deceptive terms “light,” “mild” and “low” tar in the marketing and sale of cigarettes.

Action against Philip Morris USA to prevent Promoting Lights Cigarettes

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took strong, quick action against Philip Morris USA to prevent the tobacco company from evading the new ban on promoting cigarettes as “light,” “mild” or “low-tar” that takes effect on June 22. The ban on these deceptive terms is a key provision of the new federal law giving the FDA authority to regulate tobacco products. It seeks to end a decades-long tobacco industry fraud that has falsely promoted some cigarette brands as less harmful and sought to discourage smokers from quitting.

Industry should cooperate with FDA, new tobacco chief says

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—The top tobacco regulator at the Food and Drug Administration signaled to industry executives Monday that he would take a firm approach to overseeing the industry, but pledged to keep an open mind about new products and ideas to reduce tobacco-related illnesses.