Law & Policy Blog Posts

Update on FDA’s Scientific Review of JUUL Product Applications

The FDA is providing an update on the status of the agency’s review of the premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) submitted by JUUL Labs, Inc. On June 23, 2022, the FDA issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs, Inc. for all of their products marketed in the United States at the time.  The FDA […]

FDA Denies Marketing of Suorin and blu PLUS+ E-Cigarette Products

From Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products On January 19, FDA issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to Shenzhen Youme Information Technology Co. Ltd. for two Suorin brand e-cigarette products and to Fontem US, LLC for their blu PLUS+ brand e-cigarette products.  The companies must not market or distribute these products in the United […]

WEBINAR: Equity in Smoke-Free Housing: How a Social Justice Approach Shaped a Model Smoke-Free Housing Ordinance

REGISTER HERE ANSR will join the Public Health Law Center and other local and national partners on this webinar to share how they developed an equity-focused housing ordinance.  ANSR’s Kara Skahen will be a panelist and will share the impressive work that has brought us to this point.  This is the first of two webinars […]

FDA Denies Marketing of Logic’s Menthol E-Cigarette Products

SEE MEDIA RELEASE Today, FDA issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) for several e-cigarette products currently marketed by Logic Technology Development LLC (Logic). These products include the Logic Pro Menthol e-Liquid Package and Logic Power Menthol e-Liquid Package. As a result, the company must not market or distribute these products in the United States or risk […]

Reclaiming our Tobacco Through Tobacco Policy: Passing of the Navajo Nitch’ Éí Bee Ííná – Air is Life Act of 2021

November 8, 2022 11:30 am (AZ) Register here: Hershel Clark, MPH (Navajo) Hershel Clark, MPH is the Program Manager for the Southwest Navajo Tobacco Education Prevention Project.  He has experience working in tobacco control and prevention.  Mr. Clark assisted with the passing of the Navajo Air is Life Act of 2021 for the Navajo […]

TECC: Smokefree Multi-Unit Housing TECC Resources

From the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California: An unexpected impact of living in multi-unit housing (MUH) is dealing with the risk of being exposed to harmful secondhand smoke.  This is the reality for nearly 80 million people that live in multi-unit housing across the US.  This exposure is especially dangerous for children, those that are […]

FDA Takes Action on Approximately 4.5 Million ENDS Products

From Food and Drug Administration:  FULL ARTICLE On August 9, FDA issued a Refuse to File (RTF) letter to JD Nova Group LLC.  The letter notified the company that their Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTAs) that are associated with approximately 4.5 million of their products do not meet the filing requirements for a new tobacco […]

Trends in Secondhand Smoke Exposure, 2011-2018: Impact and Implications of Expanding Serum Cotinine Range

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health This study assessed the impact of defining secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure among nonsmokers using an expanded serum cotinine range among a nationally representative sample of U.S. nonsmokers aged 3 years or older.  This study found that expanding the serum cotinine range from 0.05-10 […]

This week in tobacco policy news

Washington, DC — Mayor Bowser signed into law a bill that prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products and prohibits the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes within one-quarter mile of middle and high schools.  The bill exempts hookah bars.  However, the bill cannot go into effect unless it is funded through the budget. READ MORE

Smokefree Stories with Virginia Chosa

From Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation Smokefree Stories with Virginia Chosa highlights a Tribal elder’s perspective living in a multi-unit housing complex in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin.  The video takes place on the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation and refers to Tribal housing and Tribal Housing Authority.  Many sovereign Tribes receive funding from the US […]

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