Alex Norcia

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

The FDA Has 120 Days to Regulate Synthetic Nicotine. That’s Impossible.

On March 15, tobacco controllers gathered at a hotel in Baltimore for an annual conference hosted by the Society for…

March 16, 2022

There Are Now an Estimated 82 Million Vapers Worldwide

There were 82 million vapers in the world in 2021, according to new data published by the Global State of…

March 10, 2022

FDA Poised to Gain Regulatory Power Over Synthetic Nicotine

Lawmakers have inserted language into a federal spending bill that would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory authority…

March 8, 2022

Lawmakers Push Back Georgia’s Stealth Ban of Synthetic Nicotine

On March 7, Georgia’s Senate Committee on Agriculture and Consumer Affairs amended a vape product directory bill, pushing back its…

March 8, 2022

The Federal Menthol Cigarette Ban Is Slowly Moving Forward

At the end of February, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) entered two proposed tobacco standards—one for menthol in cigarettes…

March 3, 2022