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Las Vegas Casinos Modifying Smoking Policies Amid Pandemic

By: Bailey Schulz, Las Vegas Review-Journal Las Vegas casinos are modifying their smoking policies amid the pandemic. On June 18, Las Vegas Sands Corp. updated its health and safety plan to ask table game players and […]

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posted on 07/21/2020

Local Nevada Public Health Authorities Encourage Businesses to Implement Tobacco-Free Policies

Joint Press Release: Carson City Health and Human Services, Southern Nevada Health District, and Washoe County Health District Our communities took unprecedented steps to meet the challenge of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevada. Lives […]

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posted on 07/16/2020

Coronavirus and smoking: How do cigarettes, pot and vaping affect infections and outcomes?

By: Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times April 23, 2020 In times of stress, like living through a global pandemic, it’s natural to fall back on soothing habits — gardening, playing video games or, for some, lighting up a cigarette or […]

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posted on 05/13/2020

Puff Puff Pass: A New Vape With Hazy Origins Takes JUUL’s Place

Emma Betuel, INVERSE February 19, 2020 INVESTIGATION PUFF, PUFF, PASS: A NEW VAPE WITH HAZY ORIGINS TAKES JUUL’S PLACE Puff Bar’s popularity is surging, but no one knows anything about the mysterious company. IN HIS YOUTUBE VIDEO, VAPE […]

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posted on 02/21/2020

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