The US Officially Raises the Tobacco Buying Age to 21

Jacqueline Howard, CNN December 27, 2019 A new law in the United States that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 is now in effect, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. […]

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posted on 01/06/2020

Funding OK’d for Nevada Summit on Vaping, Marijuana

Mary Hynes, Las Vegas Review-Journal December 13, 2019 Nevada lawmakers on Friday approved funding for a statewide summit to set a public health strategy around the increasing use of marijuana and vaping products in the state. […]

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posted on 12/17/2019

E-cigarettes Linked to Lung Problems, First Long-term Study on Vaping Finds

Erica Edwards, NBC News December 16, 2019 The first study on the long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes finds that the devices are linked to an increased risk of chronic lung diseases, according to research published […]

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posted on 12/17/2019

Juul Disregarded Early Evidence it was Hooking Teens

Chris Kirkham, Reuters  November 5, 2019 Juul executives knew young people were flocking to its breakthrough e-cigarette shortly after it went on sale in 2015, a former manager tells Reuters. Its nicotine blend was so potent, […]

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posted on 11/08/2019

Vaping is Still on the Rise in High Schools

Justine Calma, The Verge November 5, 2019 Federal regulators could move to limit mint flavors after study shows its popularity. One in four high schoolers and one in ten middle schoolers have tried vaping in the […]

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posted on 11/05/2019

How Juul Hooked Kids and Ignited a Public Health Crisis

Jamie Ducharme, The Times September 19, 2019 In the Scheetz household, back-to-school anxiety reached new heights this fall. Jami Scheetz’s 15-year-old son Devon, who has severe asthma, kicked a brutal vaping habit over the summer, with help from […]

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posted on 09/24/2019

FDA Launches Its First Youth E-cigarette Prevention TV Ads, Plans New Educational Resources As Agency Approaches One-year Anniversary of Public Education Campaign

“The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign aims to reach nearly 10.7 million at-risk youth through TV, digital platforms, social media, in-school ads and posters nationwide FDA NEWS RELEASE: July 22, 2019 Today, the U.S. Food […]

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posted on 07/23/2019

Senator McConnell, a Tobacco Ally, Supports Raising Age to Buy Cigarettes

By: Sheila Kaplan, The New York Times April 18, 2019 WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell, long one of the tobacco industry’s loyal allies, said on Thursday that he would sponsor legislation to raise the minimum age […]

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posted on 04/22/2019

Federal Court Orders FDA to Issue Final Rule Requiring Graphic Cigarette Warnings by March 15, 2020

Statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Truth […]

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posted on 03/07/2019

3 Things to Know about Workplace Smoking Policies for Vaping

Most of us have worked with smokers who disappear for longer (and more often) than their designated 15-minute breaks. Given the addictive nature of tobacco, it makes sense why smokers struggle to stay within the breaks […]

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posted on 02/21/2019