Mayors Issue Statement on Abortion Decision; FDA Bans JUUL Products | This Week on PR Newswire
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:
Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on SCOTUS Decision to End Women’s Right to Safe, Legal, Accessible Abortion
Today (June 24), the conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court ended a woman’s right to safe, legal, and accessible abortions, voting 5-4 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, ignoring the dangers to women’s health and 50 years of precedent. The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has policy — voted on and passed by mayors — urging Congress and states to protect and improve women’s access to safe and comprehensive reproductive healthcare, including abortions. At the USCM Annual Meeting earlier this month, mayors reaffirmed their support by adopting a new resolution.
FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products
Today (June 23), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the U.S. As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or risk enforcement action. The products include the JUUL device and four types of JUULpods: Virginia tobacco flavored pods at nicotine concentrations of 5% and 3% and menthol-flavored pods at nicotine concentrations of 5% and 3%.
Cars.com: 88% of Holiday Travelers Remain Committed to Their July Fourth Road Trip Despite High Fuel Costs
A new survey by the car-shopping marketplace Cars.com reveals that while 88% of American travelers plan to drive to their holiday destinations over Independence Day weekend, more than three-fourths say record-high gas prices have impacted plans, with many opting to stay closer to home or bring friends along to help chip in at the pump.
Distance is the predominant sacrifice. More than half of those surveyed say they’ll be driving a shorter distance due to fuel costs, and while 62% of 2021 respondents said their goal was to get “as far from the house as possible” last Fourth of July, this year, 68% of road trippers will stay within 50 miles of home.
Global Entertainment & Media Revenues Surge to $2.3 Trillion; Virtual Reality Sees 36% Growth as Gaming and Esports Are on Pace to Become a $324 Billion Business: PwC
The global entertainment & media (E&M) industry surged ahead last year, strongly outpacing overall global economic growth. Following a pandemic-related 2.3% decline in 2020, E&M revenue rose a strong 10.4% in 2021, from US$2.12 trillion to US$2.34 trillion. With the industry becoming more digital, more mobile and more youth-oriented, virtual reality (VR) and gaming are powerful growth drivers, while digital advertising permeates all of the industry. These are findings fromPwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2022-2026.
Werner Ballhaus, Global Entertainment & Media Industry Leader, PwC Germany, said: “We are seeing the emergence of a global E&M consumer base for the coming years that is younger, more digital and more into streaming and gaming than the current consumer population. This is shaping the future of the industry.”
Susan G. Komen Invests $21.7 Million in Research Focused on Improving Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients
Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, is awarding $21.7 million to fund 48 new research projects at 26 distinguished academic medical institutions in the U.S. that are focused on improving patient outcomes – particularly for people with the most aggressive breast cancers, or who have experienced a recurrence or metastasis. With this investment, Komen is now supporting more than 152 active research projects representing more than $115 million in funding.
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