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[North Carolina] FDA committee recommends moving forward with Camel Snus review

A scientific advisory committee of the [FDA] approved advancing the applications for six Camel Snus styles to the agency. The styles are Frost, Frost Large, Mellow, Mint, Robust and Winterchill. Snus, which became popular first in Sweden, are teabag-lik
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 17, 2018 17:09
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EDITORIAL: Our view: E-cigs must change or die

Yes, tobacco is a legal product, and adults can make the decision to smoke if they want. But the health risks are undeniable, as is the addictive nature of nicotine. Many start smoking thinking they can quit whenever they want. It’s rarely that easy. It’
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 17, 2018 17:08
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Stopping the tobacco epidemic in low-and-middle income countries

At the upcoming Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC, countries from around the world will consider a carefully drafted, cost-effective Global Strategy for Tobacco Control, to help them step up their national efforts to stop th
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Sep 17, 2018 17:04
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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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