Juul Headquarters Raided By Regulators

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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

Electronic Cigarettes Targeting Kids

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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

Studies Linking Vaping To Health Impacts

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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

Vaping Contributing To Smoking, Addiction Among Teens

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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

Health Concerns Explode Over Vaping

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Oral Lesions Drawing Attention Among Vapers By Lindsey Konkel, Science News For Students When Irfan Rahman talked to young vapers, some complained of bleeding mouths and throats. And these bloody sores seemed slow to heal. Such reports concerned this toxicologist at the University of Rochester in New York. So he decided to investigate what the

FDA Takes Steps To Regulate Nicotine

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Agency Delays E-cigarette, Cigar Compliance Deadlines The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better protect kids and significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death. The approach places nicotine, and the issue of addiction, at the center of the

Teen Smoking, E-Cigarette Use Down

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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

E-Cigarettes Take Hit From Surgeon General

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Vaping Not A Safer Way To Consume Nicotine The surgeon general on Thursday called the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes among youth “a major public health concern,” saying that while more research needs to be done on its potential harms, policymakers should take strong action to keep the products out of the hands of the nation’s young people. “We know

Are e-Cigarettes A Healthy Way To Quit Smoking

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Cigarette Smoking Losing Its Appeal To Teens Smoking accounts for more than 480,000 deaths every year in this country, or about one of every five deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An additional 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease, it says. Clearly more needs to be done to get

E-Cigs Banned On U.S. Flights

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Vaping Joins Ranks Of Smoking On U.S. Flights By Bart Jansen, USA Today Smokers in need of a quick nicotine fix during a long flight will no longer be allowed to use e-cigarettes starting next month, the Transportation Department announced Wednesday. Although some individual airlines had already banned electronic cigarettes, the new rule, submitted Wednesday to the