Category Archives: Tobacco


Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?

  A recent study in the Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal confirms that the tobacco industry sends discount cigarette coupons to non-smokers in the USA and that some of those receiving the coupons become smokers. The study concludes that its findings support more restrictive policies to curtail the use of tobacco product discount coupons because […]

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Reflections on O’Neill Institute health rights litigation intensive 2017

Do the courts, and does the law more generally, have the power to advance the right to health? It would be hard to conclude at the end the O’Neill Institute’s weeklong Health Rights Litigation Intensive anything other than an emphatic yes — even while acknowledging limitations of health rights litigation, and exploring questions that make […]

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FEDERAL TOBACCO CONTROL DURING THE TRUMP YEARS – AND TOBACCO PRODUCT INSERTS

Although the federal Tobacco Control Act gives the U.S. Food and Drug Agency extensive authorities to regulate tobacco products and their marketing, labeling, and sale, the Trump Administration’s new pro-business, anti-regulation approach might put some serious obstacles in the way of any significant new FDA regulations to reduce the massive amounts of tobacco use and […]

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Big Tobacco’s Challenge Goes Up In Smoke, Public Health Breathes Easy

This post was written by Neiloy Sircar, J.D.-LL.M Global Health Law Candidate 2017 and summer research assistant at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Sarah Roache, Institute Associate. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to nrs53@georgetown.edu. The July 8 ruling in favor of the government of Uruguay in the case […]

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Regulating the Modern Day Marlboro Man and His Electronic Cigarette

This post was written by Janelle Langan, an LL.M. in Global Health Law candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments about the post should be directed to jl2009@georgetown.edu. The rebellious, rugged images of the Marlboro Man linked the idea of smoking filtered Marlboro cigarettes with masculinity to promote tobacco sales at the […]

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