Alex Norcia

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

Three States Have Bills to Ban Synthetic Nicotine by Stealth

Legislators in three different states—Georgia, Maryland and Mississippi—have recently introduced bills that would only allow the sale of vapor products…

March 3, 2022

Outcry After High School Students Strip-Searched for Vapes

In mid-January, staff at a Wisconsin high school conducted invasive searches of six female students, ordering them to strip down…

February 23, 2022

Altria Can Keep Its Stake in Juul, Judge Rules. What Are the Implications?

On February 15, an administrative law judge dismissed a complaint issued from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Juul and…

February 17, 2022

Senate Narrowly Confirms Robert Califf as the Next Head of the FDA

On February 15, the Senate narrowly confirmed Dr. Robert Califf as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration…

February 15, 2022

Portland, Maine, Votes to Ban the Sale of Flavored Vaping Products

On February 7, City Council members in Portland, the largest city in Maine, voted unanimously to ban the sale of…

February 10, 2022