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American Lung Association and the Ad Council Launch Spanish Language PSA Campaign to Increase Awareness of Lung Cancer Screening among the Hispanic Community

The 'Saved By The Scan' campaign and online eligibility quiz educates former smokers on the importance of getting screened for lung cancer
PR Newswire
added Nov 15, 2018 10:19
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Blu e-cigarette maker plans to restrict online sales amid FDA crackdown on teen use

Fontem Ventures, a unit of tobacco company Imperial Brands, said it will raise the minimum age requirements to buy pods on its website to 21 across the U.S. and require its online retail partners to use age verification technology, among other measures d
CNBC
added Nov 14, 2018 18:28
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FDA Commissioner Calls Menthol ‘Significant Problem’ in Tobacco

“Menthol is a significant problem,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said at an event in Washington Tuesday, ahead of an expected announcement by the agency later this week of plans to restrict the use of some flavors, including menthol, in tobacco produc
Bloomberg News
added Nov 14, 2018 18:24
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Response to 'Tackle cheap illicit cigarettes, not ban smoking at eateries, govt told' — Wan Kim Sui & Feisul Idzwan Mustapha

the primary objective of the smoking ban is to protect people especially non-smokers from second-hand smoke. The argument put forth by the associations on more effective strategies to reduce the number of smokers in the country is less relevant and missin
Malay Mail (my)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:53
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[Illinois] EDITORIAL: Do what it takes to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teens

BySun-Times Editorial Board If there’s one thing we’re dead sure about when it comes to e-cigarettes, it’s this: Whatever it takes to keep them out of the hands of young people, do it. We reject the argument of e-cigarette makers that teens haven’t
Chicago Sun-Times
added Nov 14, 2018 17:45
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[New York] No bones about it, smoking causes orthopedic problems

Studies suggest that smoking cigarettes changes the way that the brain processes sensory stimuli and perceives pain. Nicotine tricks the body into feeling less pain at first and releases feel-good chemicals like dopamine, which is why smoking has an addi
Buffalo (NY) News
added Nov 14, 2018 17:39
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[New York] Bronx Science High School to Close Some Bathrooms to Combat Vape Use Among Students

Many schools across the country are struggling to reverse a surge in teenagers using e-cigarettes, which experts say can potentially lead to nicotine addiction. Bronx Science officials said in an email to parents Friday that patrolling bathrooms didn’t
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Nov 14, 2018 17:37
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Juul halts flavored e-cigarette sales to retailers — for now

The company on Tuesday stopped accepting retail orders for its mango, fruit, creme and cucumber pods to the more than 90,000 convenience stores, vape shops and other retailers that sell them, CEO Kevin Burns said in a blog post on the company's website.
CNBC
added Nov 14, 2018 17:34
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[California, Illinois, Pennsylvania] Cities step up pressure on e-cigarette industry over teen vaping epidemic

Juul recently launched a secret shopper program that it says has visited 2,000 brick-and-mortar retailers to ensure that the product is not being sold to minors. "Juul is intended for current adult smokers only," the company said in a statement. "We can
USA Today
added Nov 14, 2018 17:32
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] WTO upholds cigar ruling in favor of PH, tells Thailand to comply

The WTO Appellate Body has upheld its panel ruling six years ago ordering Thailand to rectify in a “quick and effective manner and without delay” the imposition of discriminatory taxes on imported Philippine cigarettes that impaired benefits accruing to
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:15
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