Iowa attorney general sues tobacco companies over $133 million in withheld payments | Govt. and Politics

Attorney General Tom Miller discusses the lawsuit against tobacco companies DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is suing tobacco companies over $133 million in withheld payments stemming from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement, he announced in a press conference Thursday. The lawsuit, filed in the Polk County District Court, alleges that major tobacco … Read more

Top FDA tobacco official leaving for Philip Morris job

A top official in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) office of tobacco policy is leaving to join Philip Morris International, one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, according to an internal agency memo. Matt Holman, director of the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) Office of Science, will be leaving the agency effective immediately, according … Read more

FDA warns synthetic vaping companies, but sidesteps total crackdown

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday sidestepped a major crackdown on companies that make popular synthetic nicotine products, drawing ire from Democrats and anti-tobacco advocates. Synthetic nicotine is made in a lab and enabled companies to skirt FDA regulation since the agency previously did not have the ability to regulate it like it … Read more

How tobacco companies are attracting a new generation

Kate Winslett vaped her way through Mare of Easttownteenagers puff on flavored e-cigarettes and across Europe, sales of heated tobacco are spiralling. However as interest grows among adults and some claim vaping helps quit smoking tobacco, there is growing concern at the number of young teens vaping, with one youth worker saying children as young … Read more