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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Gateway to Addiction?: A Survey of Popular Electronic Cigarette Manufacturers and Targeted Marketing to Youth

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Report-E-Cigarettes-Youth-Marketing-Gateway-To-Addiction-2014-4-14.pdf

Explains what E-cigarettes are and how manufacturers appear to be using marketing tactics similar to those used by cigarette manufacturers to sell products to minors.  From the Minority site of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

 

Global Tobacco Control

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6313a1.htm

One in a series of reports reviewing the state of the tobacco industry, efforts to control tobacco use, smokefree laws and regulations, cessation programs, advertising restrictions, and warning labels.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

FDA Issues Proposed Rule to Determine Safety and Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soaps

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm378542.htm

Press release which announces issuance of proposed rule which requires manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps to demonstrate their products are safe and more effective or they will need to be reformulated or relabeled to remain on the market.  Includes link to text of proposed rule.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Navigating the Market: A Comparison of Spending on Financial Education and Financial Marketing

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201311_cfpb_navigating-the-market-final.pdf

Reports on results of a commissioned study that determined that the financial industry spends $17 billion annually on marketing financial products while $670 million or 25 times less is spent on financial education.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Questions and Answers: Gluten-Free Food Labeling Final Rule

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/Allergens/ucm362880.htm

Thirty some questions and answers regarding the gluten-free label requrements covering gluten levels, compliance, and labeling.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Food Labeling: Gluten Free Labeling of Food

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/08/05/2013-18813/food-labeling-gluten-free-labeling-of-foods

Final regulation establishing the requirements for food items to receive the label “gluten-free” in the future.             From the Food and Drug Administration

 

High Cost Credit Bill

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Business/Economics,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP13-44.pdf

British attempt to create legislation that curbs abuses by so-called pay day lenders.   House of Commons Library Research Paper 13/44

 

FTC Consumer Protection Staff Updates Agency’s Guidance to Search Engine Industry on the Need to Distinguish between Advertisements and Search Results

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2013/06/searchengine.shtm

Press release on agency action to warn search engines about blurring of ads and search results with links to text of letters sent.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

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