Tobacco Products and Cancer News and Updates
Links to recent news articles regarding tobacco control policy can be found below:
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bill S. 1253(116), Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, which requires an adult to present a government ID when receiving e-cigarette products in the mail. A companion bill passed the House in April 2019; the differences must be reconciled before the bill becomes law. This bill is a great step forward in addressing the youth e-cigarette epidemic. (July 2, 2020)
- CBSNews: Medical professionals in Atlanta discuss vaping hazards (April 1, 2019)
- Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on advancing new policies aimed at preventing youth access to, and appeal of, flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and cigars (March 13, 2019)
- Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on new data demonstrating rising youth use of tobacco products and the agency’s ongoing actions to confront the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use (Feb. 11, 2019)
- The AACR Provides Comments on FDA Public Hearing Regarding Eliminating Youth E-Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Use (Feb. 1, 2019)
Data from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Monitoring the Future survey showed that America’s teens reported a dramatic increase in their use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting use in the past 12 months, compared to 27.8 percent in 2017.