Jul 29 2017
"It's taken a little while, but it seems the FDA is beginning to realize something the scientific community woke up to years ago: policies aimed at destroying the e-cigarette market actually would result in the unintended effect of more smokers sticking with traditional combustible cigarettes". Cigarette smoke, he said, not nicotine, is what causes cancer, heart disease and lung disease.
Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. fell 10%, while British American Tobacco PLC, maker of Camel cigarettes, tumbled 8.5%.
(Gottlieb) "We need to envision a world where cigarettes lose their addictive potential through reduced nicotine levels". They also demanded that companies submit more information about the ingredients in e-cigarettes and cigars.
"While there's still much research to be done on these products and the risks that they may pose, they may also present benefits that we must consider", Gottlieb said. The FDA has had the power since 2009 to regulate nicotine levels but hasn't done so.
But he added that the extension of e-cigarette deadlines "will allow egregious, kid-friendly e-cigarettes and cigars, in flavors like gummy bear, cherry crush and banana smash, to stay on the market with little public health oversight".
Trump's transgender military ban 'not worked out yet'
Trump had tweeted at the time , during the presidential campaign, that he would fight for the LGBT community. Trump says transgender people in the military would be a tremendous disruption.
Weekly Review: Sensex, Nifty hit new peak during the week
The broader NSE index closed up 0.42 percent at 9,915.25, while the benchmark BSE index finished 0.39 percent higher at 32,028.89. Wipro , India's third-largest IT firm, surged most by 6.47 per cent as the company's earnings yesterday beat Street expectations.
Arizona Diamondbacks acquire outfielder JD Martinez from Detroit Tigers
He was in the initial starting lineup Tuesday against the Royals before getting scratched when the trade was announced . Martinez from the Tigers for third baseman Dawel Lugo and shortstops Sergio Alcantara and Jose King .
After the FDA announcement, British American Tobacco shares, trading close to all-time highs, dipped as much as 11% and were on track for their biggest one-day loss in almost 18 years, according to a new Reuters report.
"We may be able to reach a day where the most harmful products are no longer capable of addicting our kids", said Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the agency's commissioner, in a Friday announcement, where he laid out an intention to focus the agency on reducing the harm nicotine causes society.
British American, which owns Reynolds American, said it was "encouraged" by the FDA's comments and the effort to reduce nicotine "do not come as a surprise to us".
Disclosure: Gottlieb and Zeller are employed by the FDA. Nearly 90% of adult smokers started smoking before the age of 18 and 2,500 youths have their first cigarette every day, the agency said.
Jul 29 2017
Protesters call for ending Jordan peace treaty with Israel
The ministry said the incident began when two Jordanian workmen arrived at the residential building to replace furniture. The Israeli Embassy has refused to release the guard to the Jordanians for questioning, saying he has immunity.
Jul 25 2017
Beijing to 'step up' troop deployment
Wu urged India to immediately withdraw it troops, describing the request as a prerequisite to resolving the situation. China on Monday warned India to not "harbour any illusions" about the country's ability to defend its territory.
Jul 25 2017
Charlie Gard's parents back in court as judge hears 'new evidence'
The protracted legal battle between GOSH and Chris Gard and Connie Yates centres around the hospital's treatment of the baby. The parents said it was the first time they had been told about the latest results in the crucial test of brain function.
Jul 24 2017
Muslim-Arab Killed by Own Explosive Device as Jerusalem Riots Continue
Tensions over the site, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as the Temple Mount, have surged in recent days. Three Israelis were killed on Friday in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian in a West Bank settlement.
Jul 24 2017
Usher Faces A New Lawsuit For Allegedly Exposing Another Woman To STD
Although, "Jane" does not state in her lawsuit that she is infected, she has concerns about being exposed to the virus. The woman chose to file suit after learning about a case where Usher allegedly admitted to having Herpes Simplex 2.
Jul 23 2017
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas freezes Israel contact over holy site dispute
The Israelis killed were a man and woman in their sixties and another man in his forties, according to Israeli sources . The uncle said his nephew had been arrested three months ago by Palestinian security forces and detained for two weeks.
Jul 21 2017
Tillerson's Exxon violated Russian Federation sanctions, Treasury says
Tillerson, who has deep ties to Russian Federation and received an Order of Friendship from Moscow, left the firm to become U.S. In a statement , Exxon countered that it had done nothing wrong and complained that the fine was " fundamentally unfair ".
Jul 21 2017
'I've Done My Time.' OJ Simpson Has Just Been Granted Parole
Simpson called the situation a "perfect storm" in his parole hearing Thursday. According to CNN , the parole board score inmates on a number of factors.
Jul 20 2017
Congress acts to bring Charlie Gard to US
However, as Charlie is the subject of a High Court order it makes no difference what passport he held, according to legal sources. His parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates , have been fighting to keep their child alive.
Jul 19 2017
Dallas Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead says stolen dog is 'home safely'
He said the caller said he would call back "but I haven't heard from him since". It hurts because I don't know how he's being treated". "It's tough.
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