Law & Policy Blog Posts

Local Smoke-Free Laws Tied to Fewer Lung Cancer Cases

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM HealthDay HERE TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws have lower lung cancer rates than those with no smoke-free laws, researchers report. The new study was conducted in Kentucky, which has one of the highest lung cancer rates in the United States. University of Kentucky researchers […]

FDA announces comprehensive regulatory plan to shift trajectory of tobacco-related disease, death

CLICK HERE FOR FULL PRESS RELEASE FROM FDA July 28, 2017 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better protect kids and significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death. The approach places nicotine, and the issue of addiction, […]

How Big Tobacco Lobbies to Safeguard E-Cigarettes

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE from PublicIntegrity.org SACRAMENTO, Calif. ­— In the Golden State, home to healthy living, progressive politics and one of the lowest smoking rates in the nation, cigarettes can seem like a relic of the past, barred long ago from restaurants, bars and even some city parks. And yet within the walls of California’s high-domed […]
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No Smoking Sign

We have several pieces of signage that can be shared and used. We will be updating these pieces soon.  Keep an eye on our blog posts and our toolkits as we make these pieces available. These signs may be used at your location. Feel free to download and utilize these materials. The material is available […]

FDA Issues Orders to Stop Sale on Four Tobacco Products

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued orders that will stop the further sale and distribution of four currently marketed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company cigarette products – including its Camel Crush Bold brand – because the company’s submissions for these products did not meet requirements set forth in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic […]

New Resource from National Urban Indian Family Coalition

The National Urban Indian Family Coaltion has released a new policy report entitled “Making the Invisible Visible: A Policy Blueprint for Urban Indian America”. Here’s the information from NUIFC’s website: “As the majority of the American Indian/Alaska Native population living off the reservation climbs above three-fourths of the total U.S. Native American population, the need […]

FDA Issues final guidance for FDA’s authority to issue No-Tobacco-Sale Order

The FDA has issued their final guidance addressing their authority to issue No-Tobacco-Sale Orders (NTSOs) to retailers who repeatedly violate restrictions on tobacco product sales. Check here for the Final Notive Document-“Determination of the Period Covered by a No-Tobacco-Sale Order and Compliance With an Order, Notice Document, and more guidance on the Tobacco Control Act.

Not “Additive Free” or “Natural” – FDA Issues Warning Letters to Commercial Tobacco Manufacturers

The FDA announced today that through ongoing surveillance efforts, they are issuing warning letters to three cigarette manufacturers, who describe their cigarettes on product labeling as “additive free” and/or “natural.”

Welcome to the National Native Network blog!

Hello and welcome to the new National Native Network website and blog. This blog will allow the National Native Network to provide timely and up-to-date information and resources to all of our users. We are excited about this blog as it will allow us to not only provide information to our users but allow our […]
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WEBINAR -- "BRCA Genetics in The News:  What Do I Do Next?" -- Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 8 p.m. EST. -- The webinar features Sharsheret's own Genetics Program Coordinator, Peggy Cottrell, MS, CGC, who will explore the latest critical genetics research, decode BRCA and other genetic mutations, and help us understand what steps we need to take next.  A Sharsheret peer supporter will share her personal story and a live question and answer session will follow the presentation.  We are proud to partner with FORCE on this presentation!  To register for the webinar or to share the webinar with others in your network, CLICK HERE.  Feel free to share widely.  If you have any questions, please contact Support Program Coordinator Shira Kravitz at skravitz@sharsheret.org or 1-866-474-2774.

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