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    E-Cigarettes and Public Health

    Legal and public policy analysts talked about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) May 6, 2016, ruling that would make electronic, or “e-cigarettes,” subject to the same federal rules as…

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    The Cigarette Century

    Allan Brandt talked about his book, The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America, published by Basic Books. He described the life of the…

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    50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking

    Surgeon General Boris Lushniak released a new report on the health consequences of smoking as Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and senior White House officials…

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    Larry Merlo on Corporate Responsibility

    Larry Merlo, president and chief executive officer of CVS Health, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about corporate responsibility. He defended the company’s decision to stop the sale…

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    Tobacco Use and Regulation

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposal to assert authority over electronic cigarettes…

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    E-Cigarette Marketing

    Industry representatives and anti-tobacco advocates testified on e-cigarette marketing practices designed to appeal to children. In addition, the hearing also focused on the health effects…

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    Unlucky Strike

    John Staddon talked about his book, Unlucky Strike: Private Health and the Science, Law and Politics of Smoking, in which he says that cigarette smokers are being unfairly targeted by the…

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    Open Phones on Regulating E-Cigarettes

    Michael Felberbaum, who covered the tobacco industry for the Associate Press, talked by video from Richmond, Virginia, about the electronic-cigarette industry and proposed regulations. He responded to telephone…

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    E-Cigarette Program Preview

    A program on regulating electronic cigarettes was previewed with a display of e-cigarette materials and a listing of proposed regulations. A portion of a June 18, 2014, Senate Commerce,…

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    Dr. Oz on Personal and Governmental Responsibility

    Dr. Mehmet Oz spoke about the balance between personal and state responsibility for health. He urged governors to make health a top priority in their states, warning against obesity, a…

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    Anti-Tobacco Advertising Campaign

    Public health officials talked about a new federal government ad campaign against tobacco usage. Former smokers told stories in graphic detail about lost limbs and lungs and multiple heart…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg spoke to reporters about new cigarette package warning labels. Jay Carney gave the…

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    New Cigarette Package Warning Labels

    Audrey Silk talked by telephone about the new packaging policy of graphic pictures on cigarette warning labels and the harassment for smokers because of the labels. She also responded to…

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    New Cigarette Package Warning Labels

    Tom Glynn talked by telephone about new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning labels on cigarette packages. The labels feature graphic pictures that the FDA hopes will reduce the…

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    U.S. Surgeon General Report

    Surgeon General Benjamin spoke to reporters and answered questions about a report on tobacco use. The study found that as little as one puff from a cigarette can have adverse effects on a…

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    Tobacco Use Prevention

    Secretary Sebelius talked about new tobacco-use prevention efforts. Other speakers included Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Howard Koh and the Commissioner of the Food and…

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    Merchants of Doubt

    Erik Conway talked about the book he wrote with Naomi Orestes, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (Bloomsbury…

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    Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act Signing

    President Obama signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The Act gives the U.S. government broad regulatory power over cigarettes and other tobacco products. He also…

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    Doubt Is Their Product

    David Michaels talked about his book Doubt is Their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health, published by the Oxford University Press. The former assistant…

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    New Regulations on Tobacco

    Susan Heavey talked about the passage of new tobacco legislation by the Senate during the week that grants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over regulating tobacco. She…

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