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Moldova Enacts Historic Law to Fight Tobacco Use, Resisting Pressure from U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Editor
Jul 14, 2015

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In a significant victory for public health, the Republic of Moldova has passed a bold and comprehensive law aimed at reducing tobacco use and its devastating consequences. The new law was enacted despite years of opposition from the tobacco industry and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The new law will help Moldova fulfill its obligations under the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the world’s first public health treaty. Key provisions will ...

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posted July 14, 2015

Cracking down on deception

FDA takes action against online tobacco retailers who continue “light” and “low” ruse

Editor
May 26, 2011

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Untamed Internet tobacco vendors have just heard from the sheriff.

The Food and Drug Administration has issued 11 warning letters to online retailers for illegally marketing cigarettes described with terms such as "light" and "low" that deceive smokers by implying they are less risky than other brands.  They are not.

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posted May 26, 2011

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