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Marlboro Man Might Pitch Pot Altria Group Inc., which owns Philip Morris USA, is the latest big company to show interest in marijuana. Late Monday, Canadian medical marijuana company Cronos Group Inc. confirmed talks with Altria about a possible investment. Altria, based in Richmond, Virginia, is one of the largest cigarette makers in the United […]

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FDA Commissioner Proposes New Steps To Protect Youth By Scott Gottlieb, M.D., FDA Commissioner  As a physician who cared for hospitalized cancer patients, I saw first-hand the devastation that smoking-related diseases had wrought on the lives of patients and their families, and dedicated myself to helping ease this suffering. As a cancer survivor myself, I […]

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Sales, Marketing Practices Scrutinized By Jan Hoffman, New York Times The Food and Drug Administration conducted a surprise inspection of the headquarters of the e-cigarette maker Juul Labs last Friday, carting away more than a thousand documents it said were related to the company’s sales and marketing practices. The move, announced on Tuesday, was seen […]

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Humans In Modern Chemistry Experiment E-cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking, but the vapor they create might harm lung tissue much like regular cigarettes do, British researchers report. With or without nicotine, e-cigarette vapor increases inflammation and disables cells that protect lung tissue, human tissue tests reveal. Harming these cells makes them vulnerable to dust, bacteria and allergens […]

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Tobacco Kills Millions Every Year Tobacco is the only legal drug that kills many of its users when used exactly as intended by manufacturers. WHO has estimated that tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) is currently responsible for the death of about six million people across the world each year with many of these deaths occurring […]

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European Nations Consume The Most Tobacco By Oliver Smith, The Telegraph To mark World No Tobacco Day, we’ve mapped the planet according to cigarette consumption. As with alcohol consumption, Eastern European nations dominate – with a couple of exceptions. Andorra tops the table, compiled by Tobacco Atlas, with an estimated 6,398 legally-sold machine-made and roll-your-own […]

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Lung Cancer Dropping Among Young Men In a reversal of historical patterns, lung cancer is now more common among young U.S. women than men, a new study finds. The good news, researchers found, is that over the past two decades, lung cancer rates among 35- to 54-year-old Americans have dropped across the board. But the […]

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Juul Now A Public Health Threat Introduced in 2015, Juul electronic cigarettes have quickly skyrocketed in popularity among teens and college students across the United States, according to widespread news reports. Educators and students report an alarming level of Juul use in middle and high schools, making this an urgent public health problem. JUUL Labs […]

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Tobacco Addiction A Key Marketing Strategy Tobacco use is the world’s leading cause of preventable death, according to the World Health Organization. Increasingly, the burden of tobacco use is greatest in low- and middle-income countries that have been targeted by the tobacco industry with its deadly products and deceptive marketing practices. The result: A global […]

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Vaping Helps Adults Quit Nicotine, While Helping Kids Start Habit By Erin Brodwin, Business Insider Smoking kills. No other habit has been so strongly tied to death. In addition to inhaling burned tobacco and tar, smokers breathe in toxic metals like cadmium and beryllium, as well as metallic elements like nickel and chromium — all […]

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