FDA Ordered Stop of Seven Tobacco Products

August 29, 2014
On August 28, 2014, the FDA issued orders to Star Scientific, Inc., finding 7 dissolvable tobacco products as “not substantially equivalent” to their predicate products. This means that these products may not be sold, marketed, or distributed. Learn more about the orders and how to report violations on FDA’s website.


Local health departments are encouraged to share this information with their tobacco compliance staff and the public. Use these sample Facebook and Twitter messages to share the news and direct viewers to your own website or the FDA.


Facebook post: The FDA ordered a manufacturer to stop sales, marketing, and distribution of 7 dissolvable tobacco products that do not meet requirements (“not substantially equivalent”). Learn more about which products are restricted and how to report violations at _________________.


Tweet: FDA ordered a stop to sales, marketing, distribution of 7 tobacco products. Find out why and how to report violations at ____________________.



Connect with the Tobacco Prevention and Control Team 

NACCHO welcomes requests from any local health department for tobacco prevention planning and technical assistance. Please send your request to tobacco@naccho.org. Find resources, policy statements, news, and more on NACCHO’s Tobacco webpage.

 From National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) Tobacco Alert 8/29

2014 Arizona Smokers’ Helpline Annual Report

August 4, 2014

Please see the following link for the 2014 ASHLine Annual Report

ASHLine Annual Report 2014

Kingman Photo: Honoring cleanup efforts

May 20, 2014

61378aKINGMAN – The Kingman Clean City Commission honored several local groups with Community Challenge Awards. The six groups have participated in or organized community clean-ups, beautification projects, and tree planting projects. Here, members of the Cerbat Garden Club, Mohave County Juvenile Probation, KYC BUTT, Kingman Mohave Leo Club, Mohave Sharp Shooters 4-H Club and Stockton Hill Herd 4-H Club stand inside the City Council chambers Thursday.

Southwest Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Family Health Talk Show Thurs. April 10th

April 8, 2014

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“Quit smoking” advocates applaud CVS’s decision to stop selling tobacco

February 6, 2014


“Quit smoking” advocates applaud CVS’s decision to stop selling tobacco.

Northern County Regional Meeting a Success!

September 26, 2013

Program managers and staff from Apache, Coconino, La Paz, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai met in Flagstaff on Monday September 23rd at the Northern County regional meeting. The was the first meeting in six years. The meeting kicked off with a presentation by Jason Marsee, brother of Sean Marsee who died of oral cancer complications at age 18 in 1982. There was also a memorial presentation for longtime anti-smoking advocate and Tucson native David Briick  who passed away this June.

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Public Health Groups Back Obama’s 94-cent Cigarette Tax Hike

September 26, 2013

By Ben Goad – 09/25/13

President Obama’s plan to raise the federal cigarette tax by 94 cents a pack would put 2 million low and middle-income kids through preschool, a new report has concluded.

Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget proposal calls for a near doubling of the tax, from $1.01 to $1.95 per pack, with the proceeds going toward an expansion of early childhood education. Taxes on other tobacco products would increase proportionally, bringing the estimated additional revenue to an estimated $78 billion over the next decade.

“Taken together, these two measures would help ensure a future of smart, healthy kids nationwide and in every state,” according to the report, released Wednesday by a coalition of nine public health and legal groups.

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