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FDA Takes Welcome Action Against Some Kid-Friendly E-Cigarettes, But Must Do More to Prevent Introduction of Such Products

We urge the FDA to take further action to protect kids by removing from the market kid-friendly e-cigarette products that have been illegally introduced in recent months without required agency review, curtailing marketing that makes these products appea
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 24, 2018 14:16

[UK] Here’s why the ban on vaping on trains and buses should stay for now

You can't use e-cigarettes on public transport or in most workplaces in the UK but there is a fresh call to lift this ban. It's a non-starter, says Lara Williams
New Scientist
added Aug 24, 2018 14:13

[UK] Should vaping rules in pubs be relaxed?

A poll conducted by The Morning Advertiser​ this week revealed that the vast majority of respondents opposed a relaxation of legislation to allow vaping and e-cigarette usage in pubs, with 73% stating that they oppose the idea.
added Aug 24, 2018 14:12

Vaping Can Damage DNA, Saliva Study Suggests

A study of saliva samples from a small group of electronic-cigarette users confirmed that vaping produces chemicals capable of damaging DNA and potentially increasing cancer risk. After collecting saliva before and after a 15-minute vaping session from
MedPage Today
added Aug 24, 2018 14:10

Companies cease sales of e-liquids with labeling or advertising that resembled kid-friendly foods following FDA, FTC warnings

[FDA] today announced that all 17 manufacturers, distributors and retailers that were warned by the agency in May, have stopped selling the nicotine-containing e-liquids used in e-cigarettes with labeling or advertising resembling kid-friendly food produc
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Aug 24, 2018 14:09

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $2M Verdict In Smoking Death Suit ($$)

A Florida state jury found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. partially at fault for the death of a lifelong smoker who succumbed to laryngeal cancer, returning a $2 million verdict, according to court records. Tyrone Dixon was addicted to cigarettes, the jury f
added Aug 24, 2018 14:01
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Companies Stop Making E-Cig Liquid Products That Look Like Snacks, Candies

Potentially poisonous e-cigarette liquid made by 17 different manufacturers has been sold in packaging that strongly resembles that of candies, cookies and other snacks popular with kids. And after warnings sent to the companies in May, the U.S. Food and
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 24, 2018 13:59

Banning Vaping In Florida: Pros And Cons

But, unlike the more stringent anti-smoking law in New York, Florida lawmakers made exceptions to the rules, allowing smoking in some private clubs, yards at restaurants and individual specialized bars. The Florida Constitution Revision Commission voted
South Florida Reporter
added Aug 24, 2018 13:40

[New York] Up in smoke: Two Staten Island men cheated state of more than $1.3 million in cigarette taxes, A.G. alleges

wo Staten Island men could pay a steep price for allegedly depriving the state of more than $1.3 million in tax revenue by selling untaxed cigarettes. Ihab Jaber, 48, and Iyas Leqyanya bought more than 20,000 cartons of cigarettes out of state and sold t
Staten Island (NY) Live
added Aug 24, 2018 13:10

[Virginia, West Virginia] Cigarette smuggler avoids prison

The former manager of a Clear Brook cigarette outlet involved in a multi-million dollar cigarette smuggling ring has avoided federal prison. Sukhdev Singh Virdi was sentenced to three years probation Monday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg, W.Va.,
Winchester (VA) Star
added Aug 24, 2018 13:09
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