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Juul 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 produces […]

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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 Smoking, Not Nicotine 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 of which accumulate […]

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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 […]

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Flavored Tobacco Products Fueling Demand Though fewer young people are smoking cigarettes these days, cigar smoking is increasing among youth and young adults. Cigars include a range of products, from large traditional cigars to little cigars and cigarillos (LCCs), many of which come in flavored varieties. To better understand the market and usage pattern for each type […]

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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 […]

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Lawsuits Against Tobacco Companies An Uphill Battle Smokers, their families, and government entities have been filing lawsuits against tobacco companies for more than half a century. Over the years, tobacco litigation has seen a number of changes — from the theories of liability used by plaintiffs to the legal defenses mounted by cigarette manufacturers. Read […]

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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 […]

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Millions Of 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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Disparities In Tobacco Use Among Races, Classes Tobacco use is a major preventable cause of premature death and disease worldwide. Currently, approximately 5.4 million people die each year due to tobacco-related illnesses—a figure expected to increase to more than 8 million a year by 2030. An efficient and systematic surveillance mechanism to monitor the epidemic […]

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