PACT Notes

November 17 th, 2017

State Authority Approves Borrowing Against Pennsylvania Tobacco Settlement Funds

Wolf Administration Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Help to Quit Smoking at Local Great American Smokeout Events

Tobacco Product Use Among Adults – United States, 2015

Philly Health Commissioner Says Flavored Tobacco Attracts Kids

Pennsylvania’s TRU October 2017 Report

PACT Notes

PACT Notes – December 1st, 2017

Earlier this year FDA announced a new regulatory plan to lower this burden of tobacco-related disease and death. The plan takes a comprehensive approach to nicotine and tobacco, including an initiative to lower nicotine in cigarettes to minimally addictive or non-addictive levels. Today, FDA is taking an additional step in their new, comprehensive approach to the regulation of nicotine and tobacco. They announced the formation of a new Nicotine Steering Committee that will be charged with re-evaluating and modernizing FDA’s approach to development and regulation of nicotine replacement therapy products that help smokers quit.

PACT Notes – November 24, 2017

Starting Nov. 26, the major U.S. tobacco companies must run court-ordered newspaper and television advertisements that tell the American public the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking and secondhand smoke, as well as the companies intentional design of cigarettes to make them more addictive. The tobacco companies must also publish the corrective statements on their websites and cigarette packs, but the implementation details are still being finalized.

PACT Notes – November 10, 2017

Starting Nov. 1, the Reynolds Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7599 in Greenville, PA became tobacco free. Smoking, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes are not permitted in the restaurant or bar. Not only did the VFW want to create a more enjoyable atmosphere for non-smokers and families with children; but it is also a decision that supports a piece of legislation that, if passed, would further restrict smoking in public facilities.