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Could Vaping Put You on a Path to Diabetes?

By Amy Norton, HealthDay  March 7-People who vape may be setting themselves up for developing diabetes, even if they don’t smoke traditional cigarettes, a new study suggests. Among more than 600,000 U.S. adults, researchers found that […]

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posted on 03/08/2022

How tobacco companies have used women’s history and equality struggles to sell cigarettes

Truth Initiative March 4- “You’ve come a long way, baby.” That Virginia Slims cigarette slogan debuted in 1968 and spread across ads featuring modern, stylish women juxtaposed with old, black-and-white photos of women doing things like […]

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posted on 03/04/2022

Vaping May Be Worse Than Smoking for Your Nose and Throat

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay March 1- E-cigarette and hookah water pipe users may be at greater risk than tobacco cigarette smokers for cancers of the nose, sinuses and throat, according to a new study. That’s because vapers and hookah […]

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posted on 03/02/2022

The FDA’s promised menthol ban is about to face a critical test

By Nicholas Florko, STAT March 1- The FDA is finally moving forward with a long-promised regulation banning menthol cigarettes, according to a website maintained by the White House office that reviews regulations before they are published. Even this tiny, […]

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posted on 03/01/2022

How the tobacco industry is renewing its assault on science

Truth Initiative  February 24-The tobacco industry has reinvigorated its efforts to infiltrate scientific spaces and mislead the public, according to a Truth Initiative® editorial in the American Journal of Public Health that exposes tactics that mirror those the industry […]

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posted on 02/25/2022

Secret pacts between tobacco companies and retailers are a bad bargain for public health

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health communications team February 22- Tobacco companies handsomely incentivize retailers around the world to follow harsh requirements related to selling and marketing tobacco products through contracts that fly under the […]

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posted on 02/23/2022

Vaping Shows More Links to Gum Disease

By Amy Norton, HealthDay February 22- Cigarette smoking is infamous for promoting gum disease, and now a new study adds to evidence that vaping also exacts a toll on the teeth and gums. Researchers found that […]

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posted on 02/22/2022

COVID Won’t End Up Like the Flu. It Will Be Like Smoking.

By Benjamin Mazer, The Atlantic February 17- It’s suddenly become acceptable to say that COVID is—or will soon be—like the flu. Such analogies have long been the preserve of pandemic minimizers, but lately they’ve been creeping into […]

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posted on 02/21/2022

Higher nicotine levels in fruit-, menthol-, and mint-flavored e-cigarettes is tied to greater nicotine dependence

Truth Initiative  February 17- Young people who vaped fruit-, menthol-, and mint-flavored e-cigarettes with higher nicotine concentrations had greater nicotine dependence compared to those who used e-cigarettes with lower nicotine levels, according to new Truth Initiative […]

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posted on 02/17/2022

Senate confirms Biden’s FDA pick despite political divisions

By Matthew Perrone and Kevin Freking, Associated Press  February 15- The Senate narrowly confirmed President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday pushing past a thicket of political controversies that threatened […]

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posted on 02/15/2022