On November 14, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new action to ban flavored e-cigarettes (e-cigs) at convenience stores. The ban follows the agency’s September announcement of its new Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan to address the alarming rates at which children and young adults are using e-cigs.
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Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a series of critical enforcement actions related to the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to children and young adults. With the use of e-cigarettes among youth growing at an alarming rate in recent years, the agency has taken record actions to address this challenge and protect youth from the dangers of tobacco products through its Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan.
ASCO has submitted joint responses with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to three Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to tobacco regulation. The comment letters responded to setting a nicotine level standard, using flavors in tobacco products, and regulating cigars.
The findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) show decreases in the use of cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, pipes, and bidis, and saw an increase in e-cigarette use from 2011 to 2017.
A new study in the Journal of Oncology Practice offers insights on improving cessation rates for people living with cancer who smoke. The results indicate that that talking with patients about the harms of continued smoking with a cancer diagnosis could be beneficial, particularly for those who perceive smoking to be less risky to their health.
On January 23, a congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine was published on the health effects of e-cigarettes. This report is one of the most comprehensive on e-cigarettes to-date examining over 800 peer-reviewed scientific studies.