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Air Pollutants Reach Placenta, Might Harm Fetus: Study

Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women, possibly harming the health of unborn babies. Tiny carbon particles released by the burning of fossil fuels enter a woman's bloodstream when she breathes polluted air
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 17, 2018 17:02
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When Cigarette Companies Used Doctors to Push Smoking

To the modern-day reader, the pitching of cigarettes as healthy (even to youth and pregnant moms) and the use of doctors’ endorsements may appear horrifying. Yet before 1950, there wasn’t good evidence showing that cigarette smoking was bad for you.
The History Channel (A&E Television Networks)
added Sep 17, 2018 17:00
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E-Cigarettes, Snus Get a Wary Reception as Alternatives to Smoking

The dilemma underscores the difficult balance the FDA is attempting to maintain as it weighs support for new types of cigarette alternatives. Even as the agency wants to help smokers quit, Gottlieb said he worries that e-cigarettes may be luring kids who
Bloomberg News
added Sep 17, 2018 16:59
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[UK] Vapers rise 'to more than three million' in Britain

The number of vapers in Great Britain has topped three million for the first time - four times the number in 2012, according to a survey by [ASH]. Most use e-cigarettes because they have quit smoking and 40% are smokers who are trying to give up. The e
BBC Online
added Sep 17, 2018 16:41
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Virginia woman badly burned by vaping device, airlifted to hospital, police say

“It was like a big smoke bomb went off and then just 'boom.' It shattered and fire everywhere,” said Dennis Whitaker, the boyfriend of 34-year-old Heather Boyd. He says she had just purchased new batteries for the device. “She’s screaming, ‘I’m burning
WTTG Fox 5 (Washington, DC)
added Sep 17, 2018 16:40
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[Massachusetts] Will the Government Ban E-Cigarettes?

Michael Siegel hopes the FDA can avoid an outright ban, calling it “a public health disaster” that would push ex-smoking adult vapers back to dangerous, traditional cigarettes. Siegel...outlined for BU Today the fine public health line regulators must wal
BU Bridge (Boston University)
added Sep 17, 2018 16:38
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[New York] Vaping And Teens: Should FDA Beef Up Regulations? [POLL]

In New York, nine establishments received warnings or a monetary penalty from the FDA since April for selling e-cigarettes to minors. They are as follows: Rab Vapes, 2357 Millersport Highway, Getzville, warning Smoke Shop, 1364 Lexington Ave., New York
Patch.org
added Sep 17, 2018 16:36
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HHS Chief Azar: Regulators aren't going to to let e-cigarettes become a 'pathway to nicotine dependency'

Azar said he "completely supports" the FDA in its proposed crackdown Friday in an interview with CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." A father of teens himself, he said he sees the "pervasiveness" and "rapid spread" of teen e-cigarette use. FDA Commissioner S
CNBC
added Sep 17, 2018 15:24
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[New Jersey] NJ Lawmaker Wants Smoking Banned At More Outdoor Places

A bill introduced by Senator Shirley Turner would expand the ban to boardwalks, marinas, historical sites, racetracks, amusement parks, and other outdoor recreational and sports facilities. “We know that secondhand smoke has a serious health effect. The
WBGO 88.3FM (Newark, NJ)
added Sep 17, 2018 15:21
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[Missouri] Hookah, Vaping, Cigar Lounges Would Fall Under Smoking Ban in St. Louis County

A smoking ban on St. Louis County ballots this November could mean big changes for a much broader swath of businesses than just bars where smoking is currently permitted. If the proposed ban were to go into effect, smoking would be prohibited in public
St. Louis (MO) Riverfront Times
added Sep 17, 2018 15:17
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