Dr. Stephen Hahn Confirmed as FDA Commissioner

Dr. Stephen Hahn is the new commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Earlier today, Hahn was confirmed by the Senate by a...
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Kentucky Senator Pre-Files Bill to Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

As the Kentucky Legislature get ready to open up its 2020 sessions, Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, has pre-filed a bill that seeks to raise the...
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Palo Alto, Calif. Moves Towards Full Ban on Flavored Tobacco, E-Cigarettes

Palo Alto, Calif. seems ready to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products as well as e-cigarettes at all stores within the city. On Monday,...
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Menlo Park, Calif. Moving Forward With Flavored Tobacco Ban, E-Cigarette Ban

Menlo Park, Calif. is likely to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and all e-cigarettes at retailers in the city. Earlier this week, the...
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Santa Barbara County, Calif. Approves First Reading of Flavored Tobacco Ban

A ban on the sale of flavored tobacco—including menthol and mint—is likely coming to Santa Barbara County after its Board of Supervisors approved the first...
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Eagle, Colo. Changes Course, Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age

In August, the Eagle Board of Trustees rejected a proposal to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products by a 3-4 vote, with one...
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Wabash, Ind. Defeats Parks Smoking Ban

A proposal to ban smoking in parks and at public events on city property in Wabash, Ind. has been defeated, despite being approved at its...
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Indiana Governor Makes Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Part of 2020 Agenda

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb released his 2020 Next Level Agenda today, and included on the list of to-dos is getting the minimum age to purchase...
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Chico, Calif. to Ban Flavored Tobacco Sales

At its meeting earlier this week, the Chico City Council voted 5-2 in favor of banning the sale of flavored tobacco products—including menthol—within city limits,...
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Blue Earth County, Minn. Bans Tobacco Use on County Grounds

This week, the Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners passed a ban on the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes on county-owned property, which includes...
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Turkey’s Plain Packaging Requirement Takes Effect

Just about a year ago, Turkey announced it would be joining the list of countries switching to plain packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products....
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