Category: Addiction

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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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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nicotine addiction

Report Fails To Call Vaping Safe By Sheila Kaplan, New York Times 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 who use the devices may be put at higher risk of switching to traditional smoking. Whether […]

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About 4 Million U.S. Teens Already Hooked On Nicotine By Salynn Boyles, MedPage Today Use of all tobacco products, including conventional and electronic cigarettes, declined among U.S. teens last year, according to the latest national survey data from the CDC. Cigarette smoking among middle school and high school students continued a two-decade decline, falling to the […]

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Targeting the Young, Poor, Black and Stupid Tobacco kills approximately six million people around the globe every year, including 443,000 Americans. Unchecked, tobacco-related deaths will increase to more than eight million a year by 2030, and 80 percent of those deaths will occur in the developing world. Ironically, you won’t find many tobacco executives who […]

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Chemical Additives A Deadly Cocktail In Tobacco Contrary to statements by tobacco company spokesmen, tobacco products are extremely addictive and deadly. It’s become a science for marketing purposes. Most smokers wish that they had never started their ugly habit. The nicotine and the additives such as ammonia make cigarettes extremely addictive and deadly. In fact, […]

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Government Has Responsibility To Prevent Tobacco Deception Eight public health and medical groups, and several individual pediatricians, today filed suit in federal court in Boston to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising for tobacco products, as mandated by a 2009 […]

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Big Tobacco Still Fighting To Hide Truth Ten years ago, on Aug. 17, 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler issued a landmark judgment that the major U.S. tobacco companies had violated civil racketeering laws and defrauded the American people by lying for decades about the health risks of smoking and their marketing to children. In […]

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Uruguay Puts Public Health Over Big Tobacco In a historic public health victory that will be felt around the world, Uruguay has won an international legal battle against Philip Morris International to uphold its strong laws to reduce tobacco use. More than six years after Philip Morris launched its legal attack, an arbitration tribunal of […]

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Family Steps To The Plate For Justice The family of deceased Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn said Tuesday that the San Diego Padres great’s tobacco addiction was partially the result of a vast marketing campaign in the 1970s, and that Gwynn would be “relieved to know that his death was a catalyst for getting dip […]

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