ASCO in Action

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November 19, 2018

On November 14, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new action to ban flavored e-cigarettes (e-cigs) at convenience stores.

September 20, 2018

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.

June 14, 2018

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.

January 26, 2018

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.