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Impose E-Cigarette Restrictions, 29 Attorneys General Urge FDA

A group of 29 state attorneys general urged the Food and Drug Administration to impose restrictions on e-cigarettes, according to The Wall Street Journal. They are asking for a ban on television ads and on candy and fruit flavors.

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Senator to Introduce Bill to Ban Powdered Alcohol

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York says he will introduce a bill that would ban powdered alcohol. He is also urging retailers to boycott the product’s sale, which he says could hit store shelves as early as September.

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“Happiness Quotient” Could Hurt FDA’s Ability to Act Against Tobacco: Critics

New federal tobacco regulations contain a cost-benefit calculation known as the “happiness quotient,” which weighs the health benefits of reduced smoking against the loss in pleasure that smokers suffer when they quit. This calculation could make it harder for the Food and Drug Administration to take strong action against tobacco companies, critics say.

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