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Recognizing unfair and possibly unwise regulatory processes, FDA extended the products review application process for “newly regulated” combustible tobacco products and for non-combustible products such as e-cigarettes. more

Sep 12, 2017 12:00 PM Features

The US Food and Drug Administration says it will pursue lowering the nicotine content of cigarettes to non-addictive levels as part of an overall plan to protect youth and reduce tobacco-related disease and death. more

Sep 11, 2017 8:00 PM News

Singapore’s ministry of health says it is monitoring efforts in the United States to reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in each cigarette. more

Sep 11, 2017 4:00 AM News

The Hong Kong government’s stance on tobacco health warnings continues to go against WHO guidelines, insisting on retaining the display of the tar and nicotine yields on tobacco packaging. more

May 15, 2017 12:00 AM News

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Caroline Bronckers

Conventional wisdom says nicotine is highly addictive and thus has harmful effects on our health. There have also been numerous studies and research that have reached the opposite conclusion – that nicotine, in fact, has beneficial qualities. more

May 11, 2017 12:00 AM Features

British American Tobacco shelves plan to market its nicotine inhaler, Voke, to focus on consumer items like e-cigarettes rather than health products. more

Mar 7, 2017 12:00 AM Products

Major film studios recently filed court papers asking a judge to reject a putative class action that blames them for children becoming addicted to nicotine. more

May 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

The furor that critics, public health advocates, and, in turn, governments and international organizations have long leashed upon the public is that nicotine is an addictive substance that has dangerous effects on our health. But is all that really, more

May 5, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The 22nd Century Group, Inc., a plant biotechnology company, says it is producing very low nicotine tobacco and claims it is the leader in lowering harm from tobacco through genetic engineering and plant breeding. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM Products

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM News

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM E-Cigs


From the Associate editor


Shining a light
on FDA's policies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been quite active in the tobacco industry these past few months… 

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