Mitch Zeller

Instead of the WHO s World No Tobacco Day, we d be better off with a new event: World No Tobacco Control Day
Dr. Gilbert Ross in Forbes, October 11, 2013 Any clear-thinking health professional would agree that cigarette smoking is without question the most devastating and preventable public health risk that we need to address in this country. And now, four-plus years after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was given legal authority over tobacco products, the regulatory agency faces arguably its most important public health decision in its history. The time has come to confront their responsibility to smokers trying to quit and their families...[Read more.]
At last, as the song goes, the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) — charged with regulating cigarettes, loose tobacco, “snuff,” and chewing tobacco by the new law in 2009 — has actually done something. Or has it? Because of the byzantine nature of the “Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act,” the FDA was [...] The post FDA’s “historic” baby step towards tobacco regulation appeared first on Health & Science Dispatch.