Navigation Links
Flavored Cigarette Ban Takes Effect
Date:9/22/2009

New federal law may help deter young smokers, health advocates say,,,,

TUESDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who enjoy a hint of vanilla, berry or chocolate when they light up are about to have their favorite smokes snuffed out. A new federal law banning fruit- and candy-flavored cigarettes takes effect Sept. 22.

The prohibition is part of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, legislation that grants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products. President Barack Obama signed the measure into law June 22.

Studies show that flavored cigarettes, which have been around for about a decade, disproportionately appeal to America's youth. Thus, banning the manufacture and sale of kid-friendly flavored cigarettes is a critical step toward deterring young smokers, health advocates said.

"Almost 90 percent of adult smokers start smoking as teenagers. These flavored cigarettes are a gateway for many children and young adults to become regular smokers," FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg said in a news release. "The FDA will utilize regulatory authority to reduce the burden of illness and death caused by tobacco products to enhance our nation's public health."

Gregg Haifley, associate director of federal relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in Washington, D.C., said, "Banning candy and fruit flavorings in cigarettes can have a significant effect on the reduction of initiation of smoking among youth, as well as reducing the number of youth who go on to regular, daily use."

The network estimated that 3,500 children a day pick up their first cigarette and 1,000 of them become addicted smokers.

"This is truly a case of an ounce of prevention can prevent a future epidemic," added Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

"Flavored tobacco products are clearly intended to
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Adams Respiratory Therapeutics Announces FDA Approval of Grape-Flavored Delsym(R)
2. Time for New Yorkers to Drink Low-Calorie, Low-Sugar Flavored Water, TrimWater
3. Watson Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for Fruit and Cinnamon Flavored Coated Nicotine Gums
4. Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Cherry and Cinnamon Flavored Nicotine Lozenges
5. Candy and Fruit Flavored Cigarettes Now Illegal in United States; Step is First Under New Tobacco Law
6. Filtered Cigarettes Blamed for Huge Rise in Type of Lung Cancer
7. Penn School of Medicine receives $2.3 million to study biomarkers of cigarette smoke exposure
8. President Bush Should Protect Kids, Not Big Tobacco By Signing Bill to Increase Cigarette Tax, Fund SCHIP
9. Presidents Veto of Bill to Increase Cigarette Tax, Fund SCHIP Benefits Big Tobacco at Expense of Americas Kids
10. New Report: Increasing Oregons Cigarette Tax Will Reduce Smoking, Save Lives and Save Money
11. Congress Should Redouble Efforts to Increase Federal Cigarette Tax
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 Physicians in China are most ... treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), according to a new ... healthcare consulting firm. MabThera is the only biologic available ... common form of NHL. , According to Kantar Health’s ... incidence of NHL in China has been growing and ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Nevada (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Only ... several southern and mid-western cities to have a battery ... TalkLocal ( http://www.talklocal.com ) is launching in ... local economy. , “A strong manufacturing sector is ... TalkLocal founder Gurpreet Singh explained, “and TalkLocal works with ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Pasadena ... offering consultations for sleep apnea. Drowsy drivers are 15 ... drivers who are well-rested, and some experts believe that ... roads as intoxicated drivers. Unfortunately, millions of Americans may ... American Academy of Sleep Medicine, about 18 million Americans ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Luxury Linen purveyor Peacock Alley once again joined ... logistics and support for one of Dallas’ largest holiday toy ... of giving back to the community in which it lives ... were Whataburger® and 99.5 The Wolf. , There is no ... to children who would otherwise not receive any is a ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 21, 2014 A substantial percentage ... computed tomography (CT) to evaluate abnormal findings on ... cancer, according to a new study published online ... the findings show that radiologist recommendations for additional ... to patient care. , RAIs, which have grown ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Physicians in China See Most Significant Demand for MabThera Biosimilar 2Health News:Physicians in China See Most Significant Demand for MabThera Biosimilar 3Health News:TalkLocal Launches in Henderson Weeks Following New Megafactory, New Jobs Announcement 2Health News:Pasadena Dentist, Dr. Marine Martirosyan, Now Offers Consultations for Sleep Apnea 2Health News:Peacock Alley and Community Partners of Dallas Fulfill an Estimated 12,000 Holiday Wishes for Deserving Children 2Health News:RSNA: Radiologist Recommendations for Chest CT Have High Clinical Yield 2Health News:RSNA: Radiologist Recommendations for Chest CT Have High Clinical Yield 3
... cause permanent damage, researchers say , , FRIDAY, Feb. 8 ... and cause problems such as disturbed sleep, depression, anxiety ... , Researchers at Northwestern University,s Feinberg School of Medicine ... in people with chronic low back pain while they ...
... during the transition from high school through the first ... psychological implications, according to a report out of the ... good news is that during the first year of ... majority (78 percent) of the 870 incoming freshmen women ...
... NHS Choices ( http://www.nhs.uk ), the,online ,front ... news service to,help people make sense of the ... Behind the headlines, on NHS Choices,( http://www.nhs.uk/News/Pages/NewsIndex.aspx ), ... the news. The service explains the,facts behind newspaper ...
... - code situations in hospital parlance - easily expose common ... for children and also set up powerful incentives to ... a study from the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center. , ... and published in the January issue of Pediatrics, found sometimes ...
... 8 Symmetry Medical Inc.,(NYSE: SMA ), a ... industry and other medical markets, today announced it,will provide ... on,February 14, 2008 before the opening of the U.S. ... at 8:00 a.m. ET on,February 14, 2008., A ...
... Annual Event Raises Funds and Awareness for Chronic ... Feb. 8 The following release was,issued today ... Capital,Area:, WHO: Casino Night attracts a diverse ... medical and philanthropic communities in the Greater,Washington, DC ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Chronic Pain Harms Brain's Wiring 2Health News:A dangerous transition: High school to the first year of college 2Health News:A dangerous transition: High school to the first year of college 3Health News:A dangerous transition: High school to the first year of college 4Health News:Mock CPR 'codes' expose weaknesses in hospital emergency response for children 2Health News:Symmetry Medical to Provide Fourth Quarter 2007 General Business Update on February 14, 2008 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014  Sage Analytics ( www.sageanalytics.com ), the ... the testing of marijuana potency and moisture content, ... Profiler, the industry,s first product suite capable of ... portable unit. Designed from the ground ... cannabis industry, the Luminary™ Profiler utilizes specially purposed ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... -- Capnia, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAPN ), ... on its proprietary Sensalyze™ Technology Platform for precision ... for the third quarter and nine months ended ... of our initial public offering (IPO), we are ... CoSense® commercial launch," said Anish Bhatnagar, M.D., Chief ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 Baptist Health Lexington is the first facility ... full Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services (EPS) Accreditation status from ... fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and has become ... lead to stroke and possible death. More than 5 million ... atrial fibrillation and the numbers are rapidly increasing as the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sage Analytics Develops Breakthrough System for Potency Testing of Cannabis Products 2Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 2Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 3
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
Ethicon Endo-Surgery provides disposable handheld instruments that provide reliable, precise performance every time. Our handheld instruments come in 5mm and 10mm sizes....
... The Auto Suture™ ... inclusive of five (5) ... application in a variety ... urologic, colorectal and other ...
The ENDO MINI-RETRACT™ 5 mm instrument has application in a variety of gynecologic, abdominal, urologic, thoracic and endoscopic procedures for temporary retraction of tissue and small tubular ...
Medicine Products: