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BCP Trade Standards Reveal Illegal Vaping Sales to Children

THREE shops in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole sold e-cigarettes to two 14-year-olds who were part of an undercover trading standards crackdown. The PCO Council led the operation to investigate vaping products illegally sold to children. The two volunteer teenagers were sold a disposable vaporizer in three out of five premises …

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China cracks down on teen vaping, tightens e-cigarette regulations

On March 11, China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration announced a series of measures regulate the production and distribution of e-cigarettes and vapes in the country, including prohibiting sales to minors and restricting the availability of flavored products. The measures will come into effect nationwide on May 1 and will follow …

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Hawaiʻi Youth Advocates Gather at the Capitol to Rally Support for Bills to End Youth Vaping

Youth, health advocates and elected officials gathered at the State Capitol for a press conference to educate young people about the vaping epidemic. Additional events were held on Kaua’i, O’ahu, Maui and Hawai’i Island to build support across the state. Speakers at the State Capitol included Zoey Duan and Logan …

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Vape Australia: terrifying warning issued

By Charlie Coe for Daily Mail Australia A mother has issued a heartbreaking warning about the dangers of vaping after her 15-year-old daughter’s secret habit left her with a life-threatening rare lung disease. Sydney teenager Dakota Stephenson went to hospital with a high temperature and back pain last September, seven …

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Puff Bar, other e-cigarette makers to face more scrutiny under spending bill

The Food and Drug Administration will gain authority over Puff Bar and other e-cigarettes made with synthetic nicotine as part of the government spending bill expected to be signed by President Biden. The bill closes a loophole that has allowed Puff Bar to stay in the market and gain popularity …

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Study finds e-cigarettes the least helpful way to quit smoking

FORT MYERS A long-term study shows that e-cigarettes do not offer the slightest benefit that many smokers hoped for. It is widely accepted that replacing traditional cigarettes with e-cigarettes is a good way for people to quit smoking. But it turns out to be the least effective form of smoking …

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Vape Bill ‘strengthens’ flavor ban on e-cigarettes

The conference’s bicameral committee report on the Vape Bill will ban the sale of e-cigarettes with flavor descriptors that “appeal to young people.” The committee said this is in addition to the flavor ban that is being implemented. The Vape Bill combines House Bill 9007 and Senate Bill 2239, which …

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E-cigarettes linked to higher likelihood of prediabetes

March 09, 2022 2 minute read Source/Disclosures Disclosures: Biswal reports receiving support from an NIH grant. Please see the study for relevant financial information from all other authors. ADD A SUBJECT TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are published on Please …

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Congress appears ready to let the FDA ban e-cigarettes containing synthetic nicotine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seems determined to ban nearly all nicotine vaping products currently available in the United States, even as it recognizes their harm reduction potential as an alternative to combustible cigarettes. But under current law, the FDA’s authority over e-cigarettes is limited to tobacco-derived nicotine, which …

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Solons: Vape Bill designed to prevent use by minors

Representative Sharon Garin MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers say they crafted the Vape Bill to specifically ban the use of flavor descriptors that appeal to young people and non-smokers. Nueva Ecija 1st District Representative Estrellita Suansing, one of the authors of the vape bill, said she was aware of flavor concerns …

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Study illustrates link between e-cigarette use and increased risk of prediabetes

An analysis of data from a large national survey representative of the US population shows that e-cigarette use is associated with an increased likelihood of prediabetes. The findings, which are reported in the American Journal of Preventive Medicinepublished by Elsevier, provide important evidence on the health effects of e-cigarettes and …

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Santa Ana chooses to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products

The Santa Ana City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products to protect young residents. “We are in the midst of a youth smoking epidemic in which tobacco companies are luring children into a life of nicotine addiction with the sale and targeted marketing …

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New South Wales government is tackling the growing problem of e-cigarette use in schools

NSW education authorities are taking action against vaping in schools to tackle the growing and ‘unacceptable’ problem. The state’s education minister said during a budget hearing on Wednesday that the government was working on a series of actions to tackle e-cigarette use among young people. Under a new behavior strategy …

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Horror as five-year-old Geelong boy hospitalized after finding vape at school

A five-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after using a friend’s mother’s vape in a horrific incident at a regional school in Victoria. The father of a five-year-old boy has spoken out in horror after his son was hospitalized for vaping at school. He was rushed to Geelong Hospital …

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Opinion: San Diego can promote health equity during Black History Month with vaping ban

A teenager secretly smoking an electronic cigarette. Photo via Pixabay It’s amazing that 42% of high school students in San Diego have vaped. Nicotine addiction among adolescents is on the rise, affecting brain development, attention span, memory and learning ability. Fortunately, the people of San Diegan have an attorney on …

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Unregistered vaping products are now illegal

The sale of any vaping or smokeless tobacco product that has not been registered is now illegal. The six-month window is now closed for retailers, manufacturers and importers to register product content with the Health Advisory and Regulatory Platform. This regulation came into effect on February 11 as the Smoke-Free …

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The real reason we have an explosion in teen vaping and illegal retail

In his latest opinion piece, AACS CEO Theo Foukkare discusses the explosion of black market vaping products, including Uber drivers advertising vapers in vehicles. Theo Foukkare, CEO of the Australian Convenience Stores Association. Vaping, both with nicotine and without nicotine, is now a very real talking point for many Australians, …

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Maharashtra Almost 5.1% of students use various forms of tobacco products, survey reveals

A survey of 3,765 students aged between 13 and 15 in 35 schools in Maharashtra revealed that almost 5.1% of the 3,765 students use various forms of tobacco products. In addition, according to the Global Youth Tobacco Survey released on Thursday, 4% of students smoke tobacco and 2.4% are smokeless …

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Online sellers point the finger at excessive taxation

The entrepreneurs said too much taxation compared to neighboring countries is a major obstacle to the country’s thriving e-commerce sector, and urged tax authorities to narrow the online and offline tax gap. Referring to the price of a shirt, they said that the fabric costs Tk 1,000 offline while the …

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Switzerland approves tobacco ad ban

ZURICH — Glamorous cigarette ads will soon be a thing of the past in Switzerland, after voters overwhelmingly approved legislation on Sunday banning tobacco companies from displaying them in public spaces. Health advocates said the legislation, which was approved in a referendum, was an important step towards tightening the country’s …

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Once Lebanon’s glamorous center, Hamra Street goes dark

Michel Eid, 88, works at his music store on Hamra Street in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. From his small music store, Eid has witnessed the rise and fall of Lebanon in through the changing fortunes of this famous boulevard. for over 60 years. Hamra Street was once home …

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Many Juul Vapors Left in Limbo as Teen Rates Delay FDA Rulings

Thousands of vapers await their fate on the market as the FDA works past a court-ordered deadline to determine whether their benefits for adult smokers outweigh the risks of addiction for teens. The Food and Drug Administration is still evaluating 55,000 premarket applications for e-cigarettes from Juul Labs. Inc. and …

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Experts warn of ‘nicotine time bomb’ as kids turn to TikTok to illegally buy vapes

Underneath a video on a now-deleted TikTok account, an underage user commented, “If I get more money, will [you] hide the vape… my parents are strict.” Another user replied: ‘I will discreetly wrap one for anyone not ID for £10.’ In response to comments asking if age identification is required …

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Electronic cigarettes pose a serious health risk to patients

Nurses have the power to spread the word about the risks of e-cigarettes, according to Tiffany Klein, RN, BSN, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Atlanta. Klein, who has a background in oncology and currently works on a pulmonology team, recently spoke to Oncology Nursing News® about her experience with e-smoking …

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Editorial: The State must redouble its efforts to fight tobacco addiction | Opinion

Massachusetts has done a great job over the past two years to reduce smoking prevalence. But as a new report from the American Lung Association clearly shows, there’s still a lot of work to be done. First, the good news. The association credited the state for a “robust” indoor air …

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Morton Marcus: Hoosier schools are leaving vaping money on the table

Mark I read a 309-page story that could turn into a delightful movie about corporate deception and anti-social behavior. The managers of JUUL would be hilarious if they were played by the Marx brothers. Unfortunately, these managers have caused widespread addiction among teenagers and additional costs for our schools. Do …

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Supporters stage massive campaign in support of California’s ban on flavored tobacco products

The law banning the sale of flavored tobacco is suspended subject to a referendum It’s been about 18 months since California lawmakers passed a law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom banning the sale of flavored tobacco products in the state. An ongoing referendum on a ballot measure ahead of the …

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Heidi Stevens: Our parents were outraged by our music. But listening together – without judgment – can be a relational cement. | Lifestyles

My son and I were driving home from school the other day when Gayle came on the radio singing “ABCDE forget you”. She doesn’t say “forget,” my son informed me. And she doesn’t say “broken down car”. And she doesn’t say “things you call art”. “Wait,” he said. “I’ll play …

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Don’t Ignore the Vaping Problem | Editorials

At the end of 2019, the health story that captured the public’s attention was not the coronavirus. ERs had begun reporting mysterious cases of lung disease, with more than half of patients under the age of 25. The common link was the use of electronic cigarettes, often with vitamin E …

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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Ranks Oregon First in Prevention Funding

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — A recent report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids ranked Oregon first in the nation in funding for tobacco prevention at levels recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CTFK’s Jan. 13 report, “Broken Promises: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement 23 …

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Menthol cigarette consumption highest among marginalized groups, report finds

According to Ollie Ganz, who does public health research at Rutgers University in New Jersey, rates of menthol smoking are particularly high among lesbians and LGBTQ+ female smokers. Photo by me, SpuriousQ/Wikimedia Commons WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) — According to a new report from the American Lung Association. Along with …

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Increase tobacco tax to heal the economy and people’s health

Increase tobacco tax to heal the economy and people’s health John Rijo Many smokers are also in favor of tax hikes because they want to kick the habit. As it prepares for the next budget, the Union Government will look for ways to generate more revenue to heal the Covid-19 …

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Geoff Russ: Vaping regulations aim to protect tobacco tax revenue

Breadcrumb Links Comment NP Federal and provincial governments love their tobacco revenue and will fight to protect it, even if it means higher smoking rates and more deaths. Publication date : January 22, 2022 • 12 hours ago • 4 minute read • 14 comments Photo by Gabby Jones/Bloomberg Content …

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Signs of anxiety in anti-vaping camp as big decisions loom

AAmid a month of waiting for more clarity on the future of vaping in the United States, people on all sides of the tobacco harm reduction debate are growing increasingly anxious. On January 14, a collection of nonprofit public health organizations and tobacco control groups, including the Campaign for Tobacco-Free …

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Farmers’ federation seeks price parity between cigarettes and other tobacco products – The New Indian Express

Through PTI NEW DELHI: Farmers’ body FAIFA on Thursday urged the government to achieve price parity between cigarettes and other forms of tobacco to control the illicit cigarette market, which has affected the livelihoods of tobacco farmers. The All India Federation of Farmers Associations (FAIFA), which claims to represent commercial …

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Three investigative aides after HSA raids on e-vape network

SINGAPORE — Three people allegedly peddling electronic vaporizers are currently assisting authorities with their investigations after the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) carried out searches last Thursday (January 6). They are believed to have used Telegram to advertise and sell e-vaporizers and vapor pods to large numbers of people. Although their …

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States continue to sacrifice tobacco prevention programs, although a few states show a welcome increase

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the country continues to face a dual health threat from an unprecedented respiratory pandemic and a youth e-cigarette epidemic that threatens millions of young people with lifelong addiction, a new report highlights how most states continue to circumvent programs designed to prevent children …

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Despite impact of COVID-19, adulthood ceremonies take place in Japan

Across the country, an estimated 1.2 million young people celebrated their coming of age on Monday as Adulthood Day in an annual rite of passage for 20-year-olds that was directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While many coming-of-age ceremonies have been canceled or hosted online, tens of thousands of young …

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Cork TD calls for ban on advertising of ‘highly addictive’ vaping popular with teens

A TD from Cork calls for stricter advertising and packaging rules for vaping and e-cigarette products as they are “highly addictive” and linked to “chronic lung disease and asthma”. Cork North Central TD Colm Burke said electronic cigarette products that are popular with “young people” should be subject to strict …

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Year in review: Denver mayor veto flavored tobacco ban | Government

In 2021, Denver’s local government has seen significant successes and failures regarding city modification projects, from city council to the mayor’s office to the ballot. In the 2021 election, Denverites adopted a $ 260 million bond package to fund more than 80 infrastructure projects as part of the city’s COVID-19 …

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New report shows e-cigarettes remain widely available, including in Maine, three months after FDA deadline for action

Three months after a court-imposed deadline for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to decide which e-cigarette products can stay on the market, FDA delays have left e-cigarettes in kid-friendly flavors widely available across the country, including Portland, according to a new report released by the Campaign for Tobacco Free …

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Anti-tobacco campaigners push for 70% health warning on cigarette packs

ISLAMABAD – The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) held a seminar on the highlight graphic health warnings for at least 70 percent of the cigarette pack area, a press release said. here Monday. Graphic warnings on cigarette packages are a proven and cost-effective measure …

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Pay for a family trip to Lapland in 2022 by quitting smoking

FORMER smokers shared the heartbreaking reasons they went non-smokers in an effort to get others to quit. Regional organization Fresh is urging smokers to put quitting smoking at the top of their 2022 New Year’s resolutions for family, better health, and their finances – and has determined how much you …

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FDA clears tobacco products that help reduce nicotine exposure and consumption for smokers who use them

For immediate release: 23 December 2021 Today, the United States Food and Drug Administration cleared the smoked and filtered cigarettes “VLN King” and “VLN Menthol King” from 22nd Century Group Inc. as Modified Risk Tobacco Products (MRTP). , which help reduce exposure and consumption. of nicotine for smokers who use …

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Colorado state lawmakers want to ban flavors for tobacco and vaping products in 2022

Following a defeat to ban flavored smoking and vape products in Denver, state lawmakers are considering a flavor ban that could be enacted throughout Colorado. Several cities have passed similar bans, but an attempt to do so in Denver failed after Mayor Michael Hancock vetoed the city council vote and …

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Indonesia might be smoking but it’s not preferable

Like so many Kiwis, it has become my favorite pastime to complain about the Covid restrictions and what we could have done better. It’s a long list and it’s always a topic of conversation. Lately, as the conversation becomes heated and people gearing up for MIQ (my personal hate), border …

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Brooke WVU Extension Service Holds Healthy Activities For Students | News, Sports, Jobs

GROUP EFFORT – Students from Brooke Middle School and Brooke High School have teamed up to plant a garden at the school, one of many activities coordinated by the Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service. – Contributed WELLSBURG – Grants from the West Virginia University Extension Service have enabled …

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This is the only time you can be a let go and win – Middle East & Gulf News

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and smoking is the cause of more than 8 million deaths per year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Low- and middle-income countries pay a disproportionate price because they account for over 80% of the world’s 1.3 billion tobacco users. …

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Senate approves much-debated vaping bill

—PHOTO BY RICHARD A. REYES After intense debate, a bill to regulate the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes or vaping products was approved by the Senate at third and final reading on Thursday. The vote was 19-2, with 2 abstentions, for Senate Bill 2239, which sets restrictions on the …

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Tobacco Control and Prevention Efforts in the United States

After receiving millions of pre-market applications for electronic cigarette products last year, the agency recently issued market refusals for more than one million flavored NDTs. Many of these denials were due to applicants failing to provide sufficient evidence that the benefits for adult smokers who used the flavored products would …

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United States: Oregon’s first county bans sale of flavored vaping products

Violators are liable to a Class A civil offense which could amount to a fine of up to $ 2,000 for individuals or $ 4,000 for corporations. The County Commissioners Council voted in favor of Order 878 3 to 2, banning the retail sale of flavored nicotine products, including menthol …

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MA reaches settlement with Vaping Company – NBC Boston

A now-defunct e-cigarette retailer and its two owners have agreed to pay nearly $ 51 million to settle allegations they illegally marketed products to minors in Massachusetts, the attorney general’s office said Thursday. of State. The settlement filed in Suffolk Superior Court against Eonsmoke LLC, Gregory Grishayev and Michael Tolmach …

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Denver council bans sale of flavored tobacco products

The ordinance bans flavored menthol cigarettes, chewing tobacco and vaping products sold in all locations in Denver. DENVER – Denver City Council has banned the sale of certain flavored tobacco products in the city starting in 2023. The proposal was adopted by 8 votes to 3 on Monday evening. It …

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Are bans good public policy in India?

By Prof. Bejon Kumar Misra, International Consumer Policy Expert, New Delhi, India We find a strange support and affection for the ban on products in our country even though these products are allowed to be legally manufactured and marketed around the world. As a consumer, we believe that bans can …

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OVERVIEW | Denver in the racial and political haze of vaping | Focus on Denver

Race permeates political discussions these days, and this week Denver City Council proposed the debate in flavors of cotton candy, lemon, gummy bear or menthol. Denver is the latest city to consider a ban on flavored vaping products, matching a federal ban on flavors sold by major e-cigarette manufacturers that …

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IPS joins Juul in targeting teens

Indianapolis Public Schools is the latest public school district in Indiana to join a lawsuit against the makers of vape products JUUL, one of the most popular e-cigarette brands accused of fueling what health officials called a new “epidemic of electronic cigarette use among young people.” “ Earlier this month, …

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The overlooked public health issue that could make or break Biden’s new drug regulator

With cigarette sales on the rise for the first time in 20 years, more than 10% of high school students vaping regularly, and tobacco-related illnesses killing nearly half a million Americans each year, the agency faces a a pivotal moment when it could be forced to face these tough regulatory …

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Shopkeeper injured as teens turn violent while trying to steal e-cigarettes

A gang of young people turned violent when they were caught stealing electronic cigarettes from a village store. One of the three boys grabbed a box of vapes from The Paper Shop in Mountsorrel and fled last Saturday afternoon, owner Consan Asirvathampilai said. Mr Asirvathampilai says he suffered “minor” injuries …

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Juul to pay $ 14.5 million to settle Arizona vaping lawsuit

Juul has faced legal action in several states for marketing its products, which it touts as a safer alternative to regular tobacco products. In June, he struck a similar deal with the North Carolina attorney general that included a payment of $ 40 million and promises not to market minors …

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Vaping is linked to cancer because it damages DNA the same way smoking does

Vaping damages people’s DNA – just like conventional cigarettes, new research warns. Chemical alterations – called epigenetic changes – can cause genes to malfunction. They are found in almost all types of cancer as well as other serious illnesses. A similar pattern has been identified between e-cig users and conventional …

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Vaping may increase the risk of bone fractures, even in young adults

A new observational study has found a link between e-cigarette use (vaping) and the potentially increased risk of fragility fractures, raising concerns about bone health. The link was found even in younger users, according to the researchers behind the study, who also found that smoking and vaping combined can significantly …

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Lobbying to ban flavored tobacco products undermines public health

On November 9, the Portland City Council Safety Committee voted to approve a sweeping ban on the sale of all flavored tobacco products. The entire city council is expected to take action in the coming weeks. If passed, the Portland ordinance would make it the latest in a series of …

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Dr. Richard Feldman: Flavored vaping products require stricter regulations | Columns

We have made significant strides in the fight against smoking and nicotine addiction since the 1960s, with smoking rates dropping dramatically among adults and children. Reducing smoking rates and gradually making smoking socially unacceptable has been a global effort involving prevention and cessation programs, media campaigns, smokefree air laws, increased …

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The Canadian Cancer Society celebrates Quebec Court of Appeal unanimously upholding Quebec restrictions on electronic cigarette advertising

Judgment protects youth from tobacco industry marketing MONTREAL, November 17, 2021 / CNW / – The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) salutes the judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal which upheld the constitutionality of Quebec e-cigarette legislation in its entirety, including comprehensive restrictions on advertising for e-cigarettes. CCS was an …

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North Carolina attorney general sues co-founders of e-cigarette company Juul

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said on Tuesday he was taking legal action against the co-founders of Juul Labs months after reaching a $ 40 million settlement against the e-cigarette giant over the company marketing practices. Stein also announced an investigation into 20 companies involved in the electronic cigarette …

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N. Carolina AG files legal action for child-friendly electronic cigarettes

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced on Tuesday that he is suing the founders of an e-cigarette maker over fears their product could be marketed to children through flavors suitable for children and poor age verification. Stein announced at a press conference that he was …

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College and North West students challenge their peers to quit vaping

On Friday, November 12, members of the FACT group at Northwestern Middle School challenged their peers to pledge not to use tobacco or e-cigarettes. Even the staff members participated in the #ditchthevape event. Chad Gradine, a para-educator, was among 46 people to sign a pledge during the sixth-grade lunch period. …

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BIDLACK | Risky freedom? | Opinion

Hal Bidlack My regular reader (hi Jeff!) Will recall that I have often recalled the idea that freedom in the United States can be summed up well in the idea that your right to swing your arm ends where my nose begins. And as any alumnus of mine who took …

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FDA Finds Certain Electronic Cigarette Products “Appropriate For The Protection Of Public Health” But Not “FDA Approved” | Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

On October 12, 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued orders authorizing RJ Reynolds (RJR) Vapor Company to market three of its electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products – the Vuse Solo ENDS electronic cigarette and accompanying tobacco flavored pods. In issuing the orders, the FDA found …

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Don’t let children get caught up in tobacco | New

OKLAHOMA CITY – This Halloween, the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is reminding parents, teachers, healthcare providers and community leaders of the dangers of flavored tobacco and vaping products in disguise to mimic candy and other goodies. “The flavors make it easier to use tobacco or vape products,” TSET Executive …

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How cigarettes became a civil rights issue

An American advertisement for menthol cigarettes from the 1970s.Credit: Alamy Pushing the Freshness: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette Keith Wailoo Univ. Chicago Press (2021) In 2019, when New York City Council proposed a ban on menthol cigarettes, health advocates noted their popularity among …

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Vaping, e-cigarettes: 100 world experts ask WHO’s CCLAT to adopt “low risk” products

The WHO’s “prohibitionist” anti-vaping policy will cause “more death and suffering from smoking,” according to more than 100 global experts. More than 100 global experts have criticized the World Health Organization for a stubborn anti-vaping stance that contributes to “millions” of preventable smoking-related deaths. In an open letter ahead of …

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Moorhead bans flavored tobacco | INFORUM

She listed some of the first names of those she saw die in their fifties, sixties and seventies – as she put it, “Far too soon.” So, speaking on behalf of Sanford, she urged Moorhead City Council on Tuesday night, October 12, to pass its city ordinance which not only …

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What you need to know to help them quit.

As kids begin a new school year, it’s important for parents to understand the prevalence of vaping in Utah and talk to their kids about the dangers of vaping. Vape pens and e-cigarettes look like school supplies, so they’re easily disguised as items that they take to school in their …

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Is Teenage Vaping Running Out?

WASHINGTON – Teenage vaping has fallen this year as many American students have been forced to learn at home during the pandemic, according to a government report released Thursday. U.S. health officials have urged caution in interpreting the figures, which were collected using an online questionnaire for the first time. …

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Senate vaping bill deceptively portrayed

SENATE Bill (SB) 2239 is described in a virtuous manner, suggesting that it would introduce regulations protecting young people and reducing dependence on cigarettes. But this portrayal is a ruse because the bill actually proposes to relax the regulations on vaping, e-cigarettes and similar products. We urge senators to vote …

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UPDATE: San Jose bans the sale of flavored tobacco

September 28, 2021 San José is the largest city in California to ban flavored tobacco products in an effort to fight nicotine addiction in children. The city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including flavored e-liquids and menthol cigarettes. Possession of such products …

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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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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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