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Unredacted version of NJOY e-cig TPL shows what FDA is withholding from the public

When FDA authorized the sale of NJOY e-cigarettes in April 2022, it did not release the full Tobacco Product Lead (TPL) document that summarizes its scientific justification for doing so. In response to a Freedom of Information Act request for the full TPL, FDA inadvertently released an unredacted copy (details below). As of November 30,Continue reading “Unredacted version of NJOY e-cig TPL shows what FDA is withholding from the public”

Problems that led to UC strike have their roots in Schwarzenegger’s pressure to privatize UC

While I am best known for my work on tobacco, I also played an important role in budgetary matters at the University of California, including chairing the Systemwide Committee on Planning and Budget in 2005-6. At that time, we predicted the problems that would follow from UC President Bob Dynes’ accession to then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’sContinue reading “Problems that led to UC strike have their roots in Schwarzenegger’s pressure to privatize UC”

After sitting on cigarette warning labels, judge announces he will rule on their legality (in a month)

Perhaps in response to the Department of Justice threatening to go over his head to the Count of Appeals, Texas Trump Judge J. Campbell Barker who has been sitting on the FDA’s Congressionally-mandated cigarette pack graphic warnings for years has announced the he expects to rule on the industry’s challenge to the warning labels byContinue reading “After sitting on cigarette warning labels, judge announces he will rule on their legality (in a month)”

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