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New York City’s Smoking Ban to Include e-cigarettes New York City’s Smoking Ban to Include e-cigarettes
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Since 2002, New York City has banned smoking in bars, restaurants, places of employment, government buildings, parks, and other public places. Now, over a decade after that law was enacted, the NYC Council has decided to add e-cigarettes to the …

New York City to Raise Smoking Age From 18 to 21 New York City to Raise Smoking Age From 18 to 21
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Among its 8.3 million residents, 14 per cent of New York City smokes – the average price of a pack costs $11.90, which rakes in about $1.8 billion in tax receipts a year. Last Wednesday night, the New York City Council …

FDA, NIH Team Up For Tobacco Regulation Program FDA, NIH Team Up For Tobacco Regulation Program

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that they have partnered to fund 14 new “Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science.” The agencies will put up $53 million for the program, …

Big Tobacco To Join E-Cigarette Revolution Big Tobacco To Join E-Cigarette Revolution
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If the giants of a particular industry adopts a new and up-and-coming item, does that bring legitimacy to the product? In the case of e-cigarettes, we’re about to find out. According to reports, companies that are immediately associated with Big …

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Graphic Anti-Smoking Disclaimers, Other New Regulations Federal Appeals Court Upholds Graphic Anti-Smoking Disclaimers, Other New Regulations

If you’ve traveled much to other countries, especially in Europe, you’ve probably noticed cigarette packs with massive labels on them, warning of the dangers of smoking. It’s our Surgeon General’s Warning on steroids. “Smoking Kills,” says a British version, eloquent …