It’s Official: Big Pharma is Lobbying Against Electronic Cigarettes- Dr. Michael Siegel

I have long argued that tobacco control advocates who have financial ties to Big Pharma must disclose these ties if they opine about national strategies for electronic cigarette regulation because these ties represent a conflict of interest. My argument was based on the premise that electronic cigarettes represent a major form of market competition with […]

Swedish Match submits 100,000+ page Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) application to FDA to truthfully market General Snus to smokers as less hazardous alternative to cigarettes

RICHMOND, Va. — Copyright 2014 The Associated Press- Smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match is asking the Food and Drug Administration to certify its General-branded pouches of tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes. The company with its North American headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, is filing an application with the FDA to approve the snus (pronounced “snoose”) […]

The C-Store Pipe-Tobacco Opportunity

The C-Store Pipe-Tobacco Opportunity Are retailers missing out on one of tobacco’s greatest growth segments? By  Melissa Vonder Haar, Tobacco Editor http://www.cspnet.com/category-news/tobacco/articles/c-store-pipe-tobacco-opportunity OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — The electronic-cigarette boom over the past couple of years has gotten plenty of attention. And while it may be impossible for any segment in the tobacco category to compete […]

Swedish Match Seeks FDA OK to Label Snus ‘Modified Risk’

Swedish Match Seeks FDA OK to Label Snus ‘Modified Risk’ Has filed application with Food & Drug Administration for General brand Published in CSP Daily News - http://www.cspnet.com/category-news/tobacco/articles/swedish-match-seeks-fda-ok-label-snus-modified-risk RICHMOND, Va. – Smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match is asking the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to certify its General-branded pouches of tobacco as less harmful than […]

CASAA’s Comment to OMB/OIRA regarding Paperwork Reduction Act and FDA Deeming Regulation

To:      Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs From:  Carl V Phillips, PhD           Scientific Director           The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA)           cphillips@casaa.org 26 May 2014 Re: The Food and Drug Administration Deems Tobacco Products To Be Subject to […]

FDA proposes to extend its tobacco authority to additional tobacco products, including e-cigarettes

FDA NEWS RELEASE Español For Immediate Release: April 24, 2014 Media Inquiries: Jenny Haliski, 301-796-0776, jennifer.haliski@fda.hhs.gov  Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA proposes to extend its tobacco authority to additional tobacco products, including e-cigarettes As part of its implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act signed by the President in 2009, the U.S. Food […]

What Did the EU Parliament’s TPD Do About E-cigs? Will the FDA Follow Suit?

Many observers are suggesting that the FDA’s deeming regulations with resepct to e-icgarettes will be similar to what the European Union’s Parliament directed earlier this year.  So, what did they direct?  Surprsingly they did not ban refillables! FROM A PRESS RELEASE Q & A ISSUED BY THE EU PARLIAMENT, FEBRUARY 26. 2014 :  Will electronic […]

Cameron Elected President & CEO of Reynolds American

April 17, 2014 http://www.cspnet.com/category-management-news-data/tobacco-news-data/articles/cameron-elected-president-ceo-reynolds-american?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20News%20Flash%20041714%20(1)&utm_content=&spMailingID=45650353&spUserID=MjU0MDQ1ODUzODcS1&spJobID=422065239&spReportId=NDIyMDY1MjM5S0 Cameron Elected President & CEO of Reynolds American WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The board of directors of Reynolds American Inc. has elected Susan M. Cameron president and CEO, effective May 1. Cameron served as president, CEO and a member of the RAI board from 2004 to 2011. She also served as chairman […]