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  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland State University started the new school year with a bold health initiative. The campus is going tobacco-free. The new…

  via CNN The availability of menthol-flavored cigarettes is linked to a rise in the number of children and African Americans who smoke and the cigarettes should be taken off the market, an FDA advisory committee said Friday. The Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee met to evaluate the available science on the impact of menthol cigarettes on […]

The NAACP is lobbying the FDA to ban menthol cigarettes, of which Newport is the most popular brand. Newport cigarettes are popular in many African American communities. 80% of African American smokers favor mentholated cigarettes vs, 22% of whites. The L.A. Times writes: On Monday, the debate among African American organizations burst into the open […]

The evolution of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. may be shaped in large part by how well it can live down -- and learn from -- its past. Reynolds received another clear example of that reality last week when the Food and Drug Administration requested research on the company's three innovative dissolvable smokeless products -- Camel Orbs, Camel Sticks and Camel Strips -- and others being considered.