Alex Norcia

More Doctors Recommending Vapes—Due in Part to Patients’ Prompting

A study published April 15 in JAMA Network Open found that more and more US patients who smoke are asking…

April 19, 2022

FDA’s PMTA Process May Finally Have More Transparency

On April 15, a federal court judge said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have to report when…

April 15, 2022

Very Low Nicotine Cigarettes Make US Debut in Chicago

On April 13, Chicago convenience stores began selling the first very low nicotine cigarettes to be authorized by the Food…

April 14, 2022

FDA Denies Pod-Based Vape from First Major Tobacco Company

On April 8, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent marketing denial orders (MDOs) to Fontem Ventures for some of…

April 12, 2022

The Vape Company at the Center of the FDA Storm

On the outskirts of Dallas, Texas, at an unassuming warehouse, two young men in scrubs carefully weigh out liquid nicotine.…

April 6, 2022

Michele Mital to Become Acting Director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products

Michele Mital, the current deputy director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), will become its…

March 31, 2022

Positive Drug Tests for US Workers Reportedly Hit 20-Year High

Last year, the percentage of employees who tested positive for drugs reached its highest rate since 2001, according to Quest…

March 30, 2022

FDA Authorizes Logic Vapes as “Appropriate for the Protection of Public Health”

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized several tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn devices produced by Logic, which is owned…

March 24, 2022

Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic

A new study by researchers with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveals that alcohol-related deaths in the United States…

March 23, 2022

US Smoking Hits Record Lows. What Will Regulators Make of It?

Smoking in the United States has declined to the lowest percentage rate in more than half a century, according to…

March 17, 2022