Plain-packaging laws set a legislative precedent
CHICAGO -- If asked, “What’s your favorite burger?” someone may say “Whopper,” “Big Mac” or “In-N-Out Burger.” The last answer you would expect: “hamburger.” Yet, if the kinds of tobacco-packaging restrictions that led to generic labeling of cigarettes in other countries happens in the United...
POS advertising to combat 'triggers' for cigarette smokers
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to bring its latest smoking cessation education campaign into convenience stores. The FDA announced Dec. 11 that the new campaign will encourage cigarette smokers to quit through messages of support that underscore the health benefits of...
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