News analysis / Maryland

FDA files memo in opposition to public health coalition lawsuit

10th August 2018 | News analysis |

This week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed a memo in opposition to a motion for a summary judgment in US District Court in Maryland for a lawsuit against the tobacco deeming extensions. The lawsuit arose from the FDA s defence of its extension of the initial deeming rule compliance deadlines.

Behind the headlines: findings of the Johns Hopkins lung study

8th February 2015 | News analysis |

Switching to e-cigarettes may not ease the symptoms of smokers who are suffering from shortness of breath and coughing. Despite mass-media coverage implying that e-cigs might directly harm the lungs, this was the principal finding of recent research at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, studying the effects of e-cigarette vapour on mice.