Category Archives: Tobacco

02.11.19

Reality check: Cigarettes are the only reason reduced risk tobacco products are even a thing

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First, a confession. I’m a total public health nerd. I’ve been absolutely captivated by the prevention of disease at a population level since I was introduced to the concept late in college. From the science that drives it to the programs, policies, and laws that either embrace or hinder it and everything in between and […]

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01.25.19

Develop your skills blending law, science, and policy as a Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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At my high school graduation, a friend and I had a short dialogue speaking to our graduating class about where our futures were headed. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I asked her. She confidently answered, “A horse.” After an awkward moment or two went by, she continued with, “Or at […]

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12.11.18

Furthering Tobacco Control Requires a Broader Perspective

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Tobacco control efforts in the U.S. have predominantly been a state, local, and increasingly tribal endeavor with landmark federal reports and legislation spurring or guiding local actions. When I started in tobacco control at the local level in 2006, the CDC’s Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs was our roadmap. It focused our efforts […]

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09.20.18

The FDA comes down on e-cigarettes: balancing harm reduction and youth protection

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Last week, the Head of the US Food and Drug Administration warned the manufacturers of Juul and other e-cigarettes about the risks posed by these products to children and teenagers, calling attention to the fact that underage usage had reached “an epidemic proportion.” The FDA put the makers and sellers of such devices on notice. […]

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01.25.18

GULF COUNTRIES IMPOSE NEW TAXES ON TOBACCO AND SUGARY DRINKS, DOUBLING PRICES TO A HISTORICAL HIGH

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Hanhsi Indy Liu and Hisham Ali Alsabt are SJD candidates at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments on this post can be sent to: hl580@georgetown.edu or ha374@georgetown.edu. Arabian Gulf countries, known for their high oil revenues and low tax rates for decades, have recently been suffering from declining oil revenues. To reduce their reliance […]

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10.12.17

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 and the Power of International Legal Norms

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With the nuclear threat is on the rise, I was a bit surprised last week when I heard that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) had won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. It seemed out of step with today’s reality. But as I reflected more and learned the reasoning behind the decision, the Nobel Committee’s […]

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08.17.17

Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?

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  A recent study in the Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal confirms that the tobacco industry sends discount cigarette coupons to non-smokers in the USA and that some of those receiving the coupons become smokers. The study concludes that its findings support more restrictive policies to curtail the use of tobacco product discount coupons because […]

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07.06.17

Reflections on O’Neill Institute health rights litigation intensive 2017

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Do the courts, and does the law more generally, have the power to advance the right to health? It would be hard to conclude at the end the O’Neill Institute’s weeklong Health Rights Litigation Intensive anything other than an emphatic yes — even while acknowledging limitations of health rights litigation, and exploring questions that make […]

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07.06.17

Reflections on O'Neill Institute health rights litigation intensive 2017

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Do the courts, and does the law more generally, have the power to advance the right to health? It would be hard to conclude at the end the O’Neill Institute’s weeklong Health Rights Litigation Intensive anything other than an emphatic yes — even while acknowledging limitations of health rights litigation, and exploring questions that make […]

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03.10.17

FEDERAL TOBACCO CONTROL DURING THE TRUMP YEARS – AND TOBACCO PRODUCT INSERTS

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Although the federal Tobacco Control Act gives the U.S. Food and Drug Agency extensive authorities to regulate tobacco products and their marketing, labeling, and sale, the Trump Administration’s new pro-business, anti-regulation approach might put some serious obstacles in the way of any significant new FDA regulations to reduce the massive amounts of tobacco use and […]

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