News tagged with tobacco control

New research backs FDA ban on flavored cigarettes

New research showing that thrill-seeking teenagers are especially susceptible to fruit-flavored cigarettes is in line with the recent ban on the sale of flavored cigarettes by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Health
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US adult smoking rate rises slightly

(AP) -- Cigarette smoking rose slightly for the first time in almost 15 years, dashing health officials' hopes that the U.S. smoking rate had moved permanently below 20 percent.

dateNov 12, 2009 in Health
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Experts: Big Tobacco dead by 2047, possibly sooner

President Barack Obama's signature on a bill this week to grant the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory authority over tobacco was historic, and represents a step in the march to eliminate tobacco use in this country ...

dateJun 25, 2009 in Health
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Obama, citing his smoking woes, signs tobacco law

(AP) -- Lamenting his first teenage cigarette, President Barack Obama ruefully admitted on Monday that he's spent his adult life fighting the habit. Then he signed the nation's toughest anti-smoking law, aiming to keep thousands ...

dateJun 22, 2009 in Health
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