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.
Florida’s Smokers Are Being Targetted Again, This Time by the Food and Drug Administration
During the Florida state legislative season, one of the bills that was passed (with modifications) was a ban on smoking of cigarettes and plastic-tipped cigars on state beaches and in public parks. The bill, HB 105 - Regulation of Smoking by Counties and Municipalities was passed with a large majority, but only once it had removed cigars without tips from the proposed legislation.
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.
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Florida House Members Vote in Favor of Banning Smoking From State’s Beaches and Parks
On February 24, Florida's house members voted in favor of approving a ban of smoking from the state's beaches and parks. The vote was almost unanimous - 105-10 - when politicians considered HB 105 - Regulation of Smoking by Counties and Municipalities.
How I Gave Up Smoking 40 Years Ago And Never Smoked Again
We are hard-wired for addictions. The brain must be tricked into stopping addictive behaviour. It is difficult but possible to get rid of long-term addictions. Understanding thoughts and emotions are critical.
Casino workers attempt to ban smoking in their workplace
Casino employees say lawmakers are hurrying with tax breaks for Atlantic City gambling establishments but are slow to ban smoking. They will hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the War Memorial in Trenton to press lawmakers to prohibit cigarette smoking in gaming halls and simulcasting centers.