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Imran asked not to attend event organised by tobacco company

Dawn 11 May 2021
Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC states “in setting and implementing their public health policies with respect to tobacco control, Parties shall act to protect these policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry in accordance with national law.”.
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The FDA can save 8 million lives with this one big step

Longview News-Journal 05 May 2021
It has been more than a decade since Congress passed the Tobacco Control Act, the landmark law that empowers the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products, but only now is the agency close to bringing the law’s full power to bear on a primary driver of preventable disease.
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Time for big moveto cut cigarette use

NWA Online 05 May 2021
It has been more than a decade since Congress passed the ...
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Analysts say tobacco manufacturers will have years to adjust to menthol-free products

News & Record 04 May 2021
Tobacco manufacturers will have years to adapt to ... The FDA likely will face multiple lawsuits from tobacco manufacturers and anti-smoking groups considering that in 2009, Congress exempted menthol from banned flavorings in traditional cigarettes in the federal Tobacco Control Act.
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Despite Biden’s ban of menthol cigarettes, getting Blacks to quit smoking remains a challenge

The Grio 03 May 2021
President Joe Biden is taking aim at the tobacco industry with another racial equity move to ban menthol cigarettes ... In 2009, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was signed into law ... The Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) found tobacco use is a major contributor to the three leading causes of death among African Americans.
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FDA ban on menthol cigarettes: Bad for criminal justice, health policy

The Hill 01 May 2021
While the FDA is authorized to reduce nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes under the Tobacco Control Act, it cannot ban cigarettes outright or reduce nicotine content to zero ... What is certain is that the policy will result in waves of litigation from the tobacco industry.ADVERTISEMENT.
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The FDA vows not to target Black smokers in menthol cigarette ban

Joy Online 30 Apr 2021
Tobacco companies have aggressively targeted Black people in marketing ... The battle has been in full swing since the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act banned the use of all artificial or natural flavors except menthol – in an effort to curb youth smoking.
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FDA announces controversial ban on menthol tobacco flavoring. Reynolds says science doesn't back up claims.

Winston-Salem Journal 29 Apr 2021
The FDA likely will face multiple lawsuits from tobacco manufacturers and anti-smoking groups. In 2009, Congress exempted menthol from banned flavorings in traditional cigarettes in the federal Tobacco Control Act ... 2339, titled “Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act," was not taken up by the U.S.
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Congresswoman Gwen Moore Adds Voice to Groundswell of Support for Reducing Nicotine in ...

Omaha World-Herald 29 Apr 2021
Moore states that smoking continues to kill and disable Americans and asked that the HHS use its authority under the Tobacco Control Act to put an end to the damages smoking inflicts on the population ... the Tobacco Control Act to reduce the level of nicotine in tobacco products.
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FDA says it’s moving forward with effort to ban menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars

WPTV 29 Apr 2021
The FDA said these actions build on the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that was signed into law in 2009 ... populations, and LGBTQ+ individuals, all of whom are far more likely to use these tobacco products,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D.
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‘Science-Based Decision’, FDA Moves To Ban Menthol Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars

CBS Sports 29 Apr 2021
... likely to use these tobacco products,” acting FDA Commissioner Dr ... The 2009 Tobacco Control Act (TCA) did not include menthol in its ban on characterizing flavors in cigarettes, leaving menthol cigarettes as the only flavored combusted cigarettes still marketed in the U.S.
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FDA to push for ban on menthol cigarettes

ABC7 29 Apr 2021
Most flavors in combustible cigarettes were banned in the 2009 Tobacco Control Act, which directed the FDA to look into the impact of menthol but did not ban it ... Phil Gardiner, a founding member of the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, at a press conference on Thursday.
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FDA Commits to Evidence-Based Actions Aimed at Saving Lives and Preventing Future Generations of Smokers

Herald Mail 29 Apr 2021
... these tobacco products," said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D ... The 2009 Tobacco Control Act (TCA) did not include menthol in its ban on characterizing flavors in cigarettes, leaving menthol cigarettes as the only flavored combusted cigarettes still marketed in the U.S.
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Biden administration seeks ban on menthol cigarettes

Live Mint 29 Apr 2021
A menthol ban “will help save lives, particularly among those disproportionately affected by these deadly products," Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock said ... For tobacco companies, menthols are a crucial segment of the cigarette business ... The 2009 Tobacco Control Act gave the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco.
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