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Chris Kirkham

Citing Reuters report, health groups push tech firms to police tobacco marketing

22 May 2019

More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take "swift action" to curb advertising of tobacco products on their platforms. | Video

Exclusive: Philip Morris suspends social media campaign after Reuters exposes young 'influencers'

12 May 2019

Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc has suspended a global social media marketing campaign in response to Reuters inquiries into the company’s use of young online personalities to sell its new "heated tobacco" device, including a 21-year-old woman in Russia. | Video

FDA permits sale of Philip Morris IQOS tobacco-heating alternative to cigarettes

01 May 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it would allow Philip Morris to sell a heated tobacco product called IQOS in the United States, a major victory for the international tobacco giant as it looks to sell more alternatives to traditional cigarettes. | Video

Senate leader calls for raising minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21

18 Apr 2019

U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 to curb their "epidemic" use among teens.

UPDATE 2-U.S. Senate leader calls for raising minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21

18 Apr 2019

April 18 U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 to curb their "epidemic" use among teens.

Special Report: As Baby Powder concerns mounted, J&J focused marketing on minority, overweight women

09 Apr 2019

LOS ANGELES Pressure was mounting on Johnson & Johnson and its signature Baby Powder.

U.S. proposes stricter curbs on e-cigarette sales

13 Mar 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday released formal plans to curb the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and slow a surge in teenage use of the popular nicotine devices.

Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation

21 Feb 2019

Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line.

Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation

21 Feb 2019

Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line.

Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation

21 Feb 2019

Feb 20 Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line.

World News

Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.