The importance of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent order for electronic cigarette-maker Juul Labs Inc. to stop selling or distributing products “cannot be overstated,” and "sends a strong message to the public that these are not safe products,” says one TMA physician highly attuned to tobacco matters. A court order has temporarily blocked the FDA's ban.
The Houston City Council scored a big win for public health when it voted unanimously to add e-cigarettes to the city’s ordinance on smoking in public places. The ordinance change means vaping products are now banned everywhere that traditional tobacco products have been banned since 2007.
A Senate committee unanimously passed a bill today that would establish a framework for taxing e-cigarettes by requiring a person to obtain a permit from the state before selling those products.
Read all of the Texas Legislative Hotlines here.
The Texas Medical Association and the Texas Public Health Coalition are asking lawmakers to strengthen Texas’ laws aimed at keeping tobacco and e-cigarettes out of the hands of Texas youth.
Here you will find e-cigarette guidelines, resources, recommendations, data resources, and policy from national and state agencies and organizations.
Here are helpful tobacco guidelines, resources, recommendations, data resources, and policy from national and state agencies and organizations.
Tobacco ArticlesE-Cigarette Articles
Regulate Vaping to Protect Children from Nicotine(Testimony on SB 248 by Lindy McGee, MD, Senate Finance Committee, March 30, 2021)
Fund State Smoking Cessation Efforts(Written Testimony by TMA, Senate Finance Committee, Feb. 23, 2021)
#EndTobacco, #QuitSmoking, #SmokeFree, #NoEcigs4Kids are common tobacco prevention and cessation social media tags.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Media Campaign Resource Center has social media guidelines and resources.
Got Tobacco questions? Call the Knowledge Center.
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