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WSJ News Exclusive | Biden Administration to Pursue Rule Requiring Less Nicotine in U.S. Cigarettes
The move would require tobacco companies to reduce the nicotine in all cigarettes sold in the U.S. to minimally or nonaddictive levels, according to people familiar with the matter.
FDA Receives Authorization to Regulate Synthetic Nicotine
On March 15, President Joe Biden signed a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September. The bill, as passed, includes a provision amending the definition of ...
L.A. County prevails over R.J. Reynolds with its ban on flavored tobacco – 9th Circ
Los Angeles County can ban all sales of flavored tobacco products, including vape juice and menthol cigarettes, a divided federal appeals court held Friday in a loss for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and two ...
“You can’t do that, can you?” “Yes, you can.” Why tobacco sales bans are good municipal ...
Guest Author: John Mirisch UC San Francisco Professor and distinguished anti-tobacco advocate Ruth Malone once pointed out that in the history of consumer products, there has never been anything ...
The tobacco ‘endgame’: Is it possible?
Dr Eduardo Bianco discusses the ongoing battle to end the tobacco epidemic, and how e-cigarettes may be part of the problem
Laguna Beach to Discuss Ending Retail Sales of Tobacco and Vaping Products
Retail sales of tobacco and vape products could be banned in Laguna Beach, a city which was the first in Orange County to end smoking in public places in 2017.
Laguna Beach to revisit banning sales of tobacco and vape products
Councilman George Weiss has brought an agenda bill requesting that the council consider a prohibition ordinance on retail sales of tobacco and vaping products in Laguna Beach.
Huber Statement: Brookline, MA Becomes 1st City in the U.S. to Ban Tobacco Sales to Anyone Born in ...
Statement from Laurent Huber, Executive Director, Action on Smoking and Health Brookline, MA Becomes 1st City in the U.S. to Ban Tobacco Sales to Anyone Born in the 21st Century WASHINGTON, DC - JULY ...
Letter: 148 Organizations Call for Phasing Out Sales of Combustible Tobacco Products
[en Français | en Español] 148 Organizations Call for Phasing Out Sales of Combustible Tobacco Products The lessons learned in 2020 from the bold actions taken to address the COVID-19 ...
An end to cigarettes? New Zealand aims to create smoke-free generation
Proposals include making sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2004 illegal
FDA Proposes Rules Prohibiting Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars to Prevent Youth Initiation, ...
FDA proposed product standards to prohibit menthol in cigarettes and all flavors in cigars.
Ninth Circuit upholds LA County’s ban on flavored tobacco products
The ban includes menthol cigarettes, as well as flavored e-cigarettes.
WSJ News Exclusive | Walmart Stops Selling Cigarettes in Some Stores
After years of internal debate, Walmart is removing tobacco products from various markets.
Opinion: What happened when smoking was banned in American Indian casinos
American Indian tribes are joining the effort across the nation to ban smoking in casinos, write Patricia Nez Henderson and Catherine Saucedo. Smoke-free casinos are feasible and profitable.
Counter Tobacco Podcast: Endgame - Counter Tools
Our latest podcast episode describes the “endgame” for commercial tobacco control toward a tobacco-free future. Learn about possible strategies and examples of places that are already ...
Bloomington to end sales of flavored tobacco, sunset all tobacco licenses
The Bloomington City Council voted 4-2 to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol. That ban will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022 ...
Dolgeville, NY: Retail Environment Tobacco Law
Public Hearing: January 2019 Effective: April 2019 Local Law #2 of the year 2019 Steps Have a group of youth educated and engaged in tobacco control Work with the municipalities where the youth live ...
Support For U.S. FDA’s Menthol Ban
There is vast global support for the U.S. to ban menthol cigarettes, as several countries have already done. The University of Bath’s Tobacco Tactics website lists all the other countries that have ...
Tobacco-Free Generation: Brookline passes new restriction aiming to phase out tobacco sales to ...
Brookline has long been a trailblazer in implementing tobacco bans, increasing restrictions, and pushing for tobacco-free policies in Massachusetts.  As one of the first places in the country to ...
FACEism: How Big Tobacco's targeting of Black communities lured generations into addiction
In this FACEism report, we examine how Big Tobacco's aggressive marketing targeted Black communities and lured many customers into a lifetime of addiction.

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TEM is about identifying how we can achieve and plan for a tobacco-free California using policy and people power. In each episode, TEM hosts will engage subject matter experts to discuss niche topics within tobacco control and highlight California-specific progress and the opportunities they offer advocates. Hosted by Saoimanu Sope & Carol Maytum.

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