San José plans to stop sales of flavored tobacco

Tobacco products presented in eye-catching packaging with fruity, sweet and minty flavors may soon be pulled from San Jose shelves. Under a proposal led by council member Pam Foley, city council on Tuesday will consider banning the sale of flavored tobacco products, including flavored e-juices and menthol cigarettes. Mayor Sam …

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Quitting smoking could make you gain weight

Regular smokers who are trying to kick their habit are prone to eating comfortably and gaining weight, another study found. Experts at the University of Minnesota asked 42 cigarette users to abstain from smoking for a day, then choose from a tray of different snacks. Their preferences were compared to …

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RELX vape brand enters Saudi market

The Saudi launch of Relx, which is one of the largest manufacturers, distributors and sellers of vaping products in China, comes as local concerns about vaping among adolescents begin to rise. To this end, the kingdom recently announced new regulations similar to those in force in Europe, regarding the packaging …

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E-cigarette regulations and taxes threaten industry that could prevent millions of premature deaths – Lowell Sun

Electronic cigarettes, which deliver nicotine without tobacco or combustion, are the most important harm reduction alternative to smoking ever developed – an alternative that could prevent millions of premature deaths in the United States alone. Yet bureaucrats and politicians seem determined to deny this historic opportunity through regulations and taxes …

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Reducing the Harms of Tobacco for Real

In the past, menthol cigarettes were regularly (but falsely) marketed by its manufacturers as a less harsh and harmful alternative to “normal” cigarettes. Menthol is a compound that has a refreshing minty effect when added to cigarettes. It also has the added benefit of blocking pain receptors in the mouth …

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