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Lawmakers Pressure the FDA to Regulate E-Cigs With New Report Marketers accused of targeting kids and teens

A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers in Congress are hoping their new report on e-cigarette marketing will motivate the Food and Drug Administration to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes the…

April 14, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

Senators Introduce Bill to Limit E-Cigarette Marketing to Kids and Teens No Joe Camel

Worried that e-cigarettes are taking the same marketing path as conventional cigarettes, a group of Democratic senators introduced legislation today that would prohibit the marketing of them to children and…

February 26, 2014, 1:59 PM EST

Lawmakers to FDA: Regulate E-Cigarettes Presentation compares cigarette and e-cigarette ads to make the case

In its heyday, cigarettes were one of the biggest advertising categories. That's just what a growing number of policymakers fear will happen with electronic cigarettes. Hoping to convince the Food and…

November 4, 2013, 4:55 PM EST

Feds Abandon Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels [Updated] FDA to research a new approach

The Food and Drug Administration is backing down from its controversial cigarette warning labels that landed it in court on First Amendment grounds, according to an Associated Press report.  Instead of…

March 20, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT

Draftfcb Lands 2 FDA Assignments Part of new anti-smoking initiative

The New York office of Draftfcb has won two Food and Drug Administration assignments that are part of the FDA’s new initiative to keep teens from trying tobacco products and…

January 15, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

FDA Picks 6 Agencies to Handle Anti-Tobacco Ads Will spend as much as $390 million over 5 years

The FDA has picked six agencies to work on a new anti-smoking initiative, which together have a spend ceiling of $390 million over the next five years. Ending a bidding process…

September 27, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

Feds Strike Out on Cigarette Warning Labels Court of Appeals rules that 'mini billboards' violate free speech; Supreme Court could be next

The federal government's proposal to force tobacco manufacturers to place 36 graphic cigarette warning labels on the top half of the front and back of all cigarette packages was struck…

August 24, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

Court Upholds Cigarette Warning Label Statute New tobacco law likely headed to Supreme Court

The statute that led the federal government to propose new graphic cigarette warning labels is probably headed for the Supreme Court. In a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of…

March 20, 2012, 9:51 AM EDT

FDA's New Cigarette Warning Labels Ruled Unconstitutional Labeling went beyond factual and neutral warnings

The federal government is going to have to find another way to scare smokers. A federal district court judge yesterday ruled unconstitutional the 36 graphic cigarette warning labels that manufacturers would…

March 1, 2012, 10:16 AM EST

Advertising's Shock Troops For consumers, it’s a not-so-fine line between love and disgust

Legal disputes over advertising seldom get much public attention, but a recent decision out of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was an exception: It made headlines. In…

February 20, 2012, 11:27 PM EST

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