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FDA makes landmark decision on menthol cigarettes, takes small steps in e-cigarette use

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards (703) 519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. —The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new regulations targeted toward reducing use of flavored e-cigarettes, cigars and cigarettes among youth. On November 16, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb unveiled the FDA’s proposal to ban menthol in combustible tobacco products. Historically, use of […]

ICYMI: August 4, 2017

Feature Story FDA aims to lower nicotine in cigarettes to get smokers to quit WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2017 (The Washington Post) —  The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it wants to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to make them less addictive. The unexpected announcement sent shares of tobacco companies plummeting and sparked praise among […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® applauds FDA plan to lower nicotine levels in cancer-causing cigarettes, continues to discourage e-cigarette use

Food and Drug Administration announces new plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 2, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week announced a new plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation to lower nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes to non-addictive levels. Smoking continues to be a leading cause of cancer, […]

ICYMI: April 21, 2017

Feature Story De Blasio Backs Plan to Lift Base Price of Pack of Cigarettes to $13 WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (The New York Times) –Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged his support on Wednesday to a series of initiatives to cut tobacco use, proposing to raise the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes in New […]

ICYMI: December 9, 2016

Surgeon general sounds the alarm on teens and e-cigarettes THURSDAY, December 8, 2016 – The nation’s top doctor is sounding the alarm on e-cigarettes, especially when used by teens and young adults. “These products are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the United States, surpassing conventional tobacco products, including cigarettes, […]

ICYMI: September 16, 2016

Almost all men with early prostate cancer survive 10 years, regardless of treatment WEDNESDAY, September 14, 2016 (The Washington Post)–The survival rate for early-stage prostate cancer is 99 percent after 10 years, regardless of whether men undergo surgery, radiation or are “actively monitored,” according to studies published Wednesday. Researchers hailed the results as good news, […]