Denver ramps up tobacco enforcement
Denver plans to add three positions in the Department of Public Health and Environment to enforce laws that keep cigarettes away from children. The city also plans to spend more than $600,000 on smoking cessation programs for ethnic minorities, LGBT people, and those with low incomes. According to the health department, these groups use tobacco more than other people.
FDA Authorizes a Lower Nicotine Cig Advertized to Help Smokers Quit
VLN low-nicotine cigarettes have been authorized by the FDA and will be sold in New Jersey.22nd Century Group Inc. The FDA has authorized a cigarette advertised to “help you smoke less.” Yup, you read that properly. The FDA has authorized VLN, a cigarette designed to help people trying to quit smoking cigarettes.
Hope For Cigarette Smokers Looking to Quit
Tried & True Ways to Quit.(Jonatan Kemper/Unsplash) Death by cigarettes has to be one of the most preventable and expensive ways to die. Sadly, something so addicting is even more dangerous. Smoking cigarettes is arguably the most difficult vice to drop.
FDA Pushes Harder to Ban Menthol in Cigarettes
Menthol cigarettes are most commonly available in low-income neighborhoods.(WhiteMay/iStock) There has been some buzz about the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pushing to pull menthol cigarettes from shelves. While the FDA’s plan was still making its way to becoming law, and cigarette companies were lobbying against the idea, there hasn’t been much movement in the matter – until now.
Will the F.D.A. Ban Menthol in Cigarettes?
In what is being heralded by supporters, a move is afoot to save the next generation of potential smokers. This article is based on federal government and accredited media reports. All linked information within this article is fully-attributed to the following outlets: American Lung Association, Wikipedia.org, NPR.org, The Federal Trade Commission, and The New York Times.
Walmart May Be Discontinuing More Than Cigarettes in Stores Around the Country
Last month, news broke that Walmart was ceasing the sale of cigarettes in some of their stores. This announcement was the latest regarding items either no longer carried or only selectively carried by the retail giant.
Walmart To Stop Selling Cigarettes in Some of Its Florida Stores – What About Freedom of Choice for Consumers?
In a move that's likely been coming for some time, it emerged on March 28 that Walmart will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products in many of its stores in Florida. The retail group will also stop selling cigarettes so widely in stores in Arkansas, California and New Mexico too.