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FDA to expand public education campaign to focus on prevention of youth e-cigarette use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would pursue a strategic, new public health education campaign aimed at discouraging the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) by kids. The agency plans to expand its “The Real Cost” public education campaign to include messaging to teens about the dangers of using these products this fall while developing a full-scale campaign to launch in 2018.

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3 States pass tobacco 21 laws in 3 weeks

In the span of under 21 days this summer, three states raised the legal minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, displaying the momentum of a tobacco control strategy that has only recently seen widespread adoption. istock_000003443593small-300x194 Between July 21 and August 9, New Jersey, Maine and Oregon joined Hawaii and California in passing tobacco 21 laws. These laws have now passed in five states and more than 250 localities. Read more here......
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