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FDA Should Use the Public Health Standard Mandated by Congress, Not a Cost-Benefit Analysis, to Evaluate Proposed Regulations

Lauren Lempert and I just submitted this public comment to FDA on the deeming rule.  The tracking number is1jy-8djc-8rr2.
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New Smokefree Movies ad takes on "Transformers"

This ad is running in Variety today and Hollywood Reporter next week.
 
See the ad at and supporting information at http://www.smokefreemovies.ucsf.edu/ourads/ad_sfm98.htm

 

More evidence why FDA should prohibit of use of flavors in deemed tobacco products as part of the current rulemaking

My UCSF colleagues just submitted this comment to FDA:
 
FDA should prohibit of use of flavors in deemed tobacco products as part of the current rulemaking
 
Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0189
 
Elizabeth Couch, RDH, MS, Benjamin Chaffee DDS, MPH, PhD, Gwen Essex, RDH, MS, EdD, Margaret Walsh, RDH, MS, EdD
 
School of Dentistry
University of California San Francisco
 
July 28, 2014
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FDA Should Prohibit All Non-Face-to-Face (Including Internet) Sales of Tobacco Products as FDA Originally Proposed to the

This is yet another example of the Obama White House OMB watering down the FDA's proposed deeming rule in a way that seriously harms public health.  FDA wanted to end non-face-to-face sales, which would have ended internet sales of tobacco products (including, but not limited to ecigarettes).  The OMB deleted this action and replaced it with a limited vending machine restriction.  Here is the public comment we submitted on this issue:
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FDA requesting information on effects of pH changes in smokeless tobacco

The FDA has posted a request for industry research on the effects of pH (acidity) in smokeless tobacco for public comment.  This is an important request that could have substantial regulatory implications (if OMB and  the White House let FDA do anything).
 
There are a couple fine points in the request that need tweaking to avoid inadvertently creating loopholes that the industry could use to avoid dislosing important information.
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Transparency as a remedy against racketeering: preventing and restraining fraud by exposing Big Tobacco's dirty secrets

Monique Muggli, Howard Crystal, and Kim Klauser just published an excellent paper in Tobacco Control outlining the recent history of keeping the tobacco industry documents flowing into public view, including listing some of the improvements to the UCSF Legacy Tobacco Documents Library that will be released for public use in September, including:
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“Super High” Nicotine Youth Appealing Electronic Cigarette Flavors

Maya Ben-Efraim and Robert Jackler from Stanford just submitted this comment to the FDA on the deeming rule:
 
“Super High” Nicotine Youth Appealing Electronic Cigarette Flavors
 
Electronic cigarette liquid (ejuice) is available in a variety of nicotine strengths ranging as high as 36 mg/ml and even 54 mg/ml.  Nicotine levels of 16mg/ml are usually advertised by the electronic cigarette industry as “full flavored” while nicotine levels of 36 mg/ml are described as “super high” or “unfiltered”. Read more »

Submitted to FDA deeming docket: E-Cigarette Makers Are in an Arms Race for Exotic Vapor Flavors

July 23, 2014
 
Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0189
 
On July 15, 2014, the New York Times published the attached article, "E-Cigarette Makers Are in an Arms Race for Exotic Vapor Flavors," that documents the importance of flavored e-cigarettes, particularly in attracting youth to the use of nicotine.
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FDA Should Not Exclude Accessories from the Scope of the Deeming Rule

We just submitted this comment to FDA on the deeming rule.
 
 FDA Should Not Exclude Accessories from the Scope of the Deeming Rule
 
Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0189

Lauren K. Lempert, JD MPH and Stanton A. Glantz, PhD
 
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
University of California San Francisco
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New paper: Clean indoor air laws and state tobacco control spending are effective in reducing young adult smoking

Matthew Farrelly and collaegaues at RTI and the CDC Office on smoking an health recently published a nice paper, "Are tobacco control policies effective in reducing young adult smoking?" in Journal of Adolescent Health that shows that spending on state tobacco control programs and clean indoor air laws are associated with less young adult smoking.
 
Here is the abstract:
 
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