A Nike store in Boston has taken down a window display of T-shirts that said “Dope” and “Get High” after initially refusing a request to remove them by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
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Manufacturers of synthetic marijuana have changed the chemical formulation just enough to evade a ban by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, according to an article in the Sun-Sentinel. The new formulation is being sold in stores and on the Internet.
The manufacturer of Newport menthol cigarettes targeted its ads to California high school neighborhoods with a high percentage of African-American students, a new study finds.
Nike is refusing Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s request that the company remove a window display with t-shirts that say ‘Dope’ and ‘Get High’ in one of their stores.
A group of U.S. senators is asking the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products to regulate a new form of dissolvable tobacco products that they say poses health risks, especially for children.
New cigarette labels mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will carry graphic images of the consequences of smoking, including diseased lungs and rotting teeth.
A federal judge this week refused to end a case between the U.S. Justice Department and a group of tobacco companies, calling the arguments of cigarette makers “simply unconvincing.” The companies argued that the judge lost jurisdiction of the case due to a 2009 law that gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco.
Tobacco companies, which can no longer use words such as ‘light’ ‘mild,’ or ‘low’ to attract smokers in the United States, are using package design elements to lure smokers, new studies suggest.
The Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to online retailers for illegally marketing tobacco products using misleading health claims. The letter said the 11 retailers had illegally marketed tobacco products using words such as ‘light,’ ‘less toxic,’ ‘mild,’ ‘safer’ or ‘low.’
New ‘dissolvable’ tobacco products that look like Tic Tacs, toothpicks and breath strips are being test-marketed in Denver. Public health officials are concerned that the products look like candy, making them attractive to young people.