News: E-cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

FDA Bans 55K Flavored E-cigarette Products Over Concern for Youth Appeal

By: Clyde Hughes, UPI Aug. 27 (UPI) — The Food and Drug Administration has barred sales in the United States of more than 55,000 flavored e-cigarette products, saying their fruity appeal poses a health threat to young Americans. The FDA ban […]

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posted on 08/30/2021

FDA Takes Steps to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

By: Jen Christensen, CNN The US Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ban menthol flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars, including menthol flavor, within the next year, according to an agency announcement Thursday. The […]

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posted on 04/29/2021

Tobacco and Waterpipe Use Increases the Risk of COVID-19

What are the possible relations between tobacco use and the COVID19 pandemic? Tobacco use may increase the risk of suffering from serious symptoms due to COVID-19 illness. Early research indicates that, compared to non-smokers, having a […]

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posted on 03/08/2021

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

Surgeon General’s Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth

“I, Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, VADM Jerome Adams, am emphasizing the importance of protecting our children from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and associated health risks by immediately addressing the epidemic […]

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posted on 12/18/2018

To Address Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic, FDA Must Stop Sales of All Flavored Products and Restrict Marketing and Sales to Protect Kids

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 9, 2018 – According to reports by The Washington Post and other media, the Food and Drug Administration plans to announce limitations on the sale of certain flavored electronic cigarettes in convenience stores and […]

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posted on 11/12/2018

Nevada receives poor scores in tobacco use report

Las Vegas Review-Journal By Jessie Bekker Nevada received a “C” and four “F”s for tobacco usage, the leading cause of preventable death in the state and nationwide, in a report card released Tuesday by the American […]

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posted on 01/24/2018

Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes

The New York Times By Sheila Kaplan WASHINGTON — A national panel of public health experts concluded in a report released on Tuesday that vaping with e-cigarettes that contain nicotine can be addictive and that teenagers […]

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posted on 01/23/2018

FDA anti-smoking proposal might let tobacco companies flourish

The Associated Press (as seen in the Las Vegas Review-Journal) By Matthew Perrone WASHINGTON — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit […]

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posted on 01/19/2018

Big Tobacco finally tells the truth in court-ordered ad campaign

NBC News By Maggie Fox Smoking kills 1,200 people a day. The tobacco companies worked to make them as addictive as possible. There is no such thing as a safer cigarette. Ads with these statements hit […]

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posted on 11/27/2017