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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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The Menthol Meltdown in Tobacco Stocks Could Be a Buying Opportunity

Wells Fargo’s Bonnie Herzog is more upbeat. She notes that the FDA has pledged to adhere to a science-based approach to the menthol issue, and she doesn’t think the science supports the thesis that menthol is more harmful. Thus, she thinks that “menthol
Barron's
added Nov 14, 2018 17:36
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New York considering e-cigarette ban as FDA looks to restrict sales

With a nationwide ban of flavored vape cartridges looming overhead, a portion of the $3 billion dollar industry could go up in smoke. Flavors like creme brulee -- and even menthol could be on the chopping block. Meanwhile, the Empire State could ban
WENY-TV (Horseheads, NY)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:35
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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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[Illinois] American Medical Association targets e-cigarettes, vaping among teens

on Tuesday added its weight to efforts by officials nationwide, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to make tobacco less attractive and available to young people. The same day Emanuel’s administration was to file suit against eight companies it says so
Chicago Tribune
added Nov 14, 2018 17:31
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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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[Nigeria] Tobacco control alliance seeks 70% tax increase

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance has urged the Federal Government to expedite action to mainstream tobacco control into its overall development agenda. Towards this end, the alliance recommended that a minimum of 70 per cent tax be collected on tob
The Punch (ng)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:11
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Juul Suspends Selling Most E-Cigarette Flavors in Stores

Juul’s announcement effectively undercut the [FDA]'s plan to unveil a series of measures aimed at curbing teenage vaping. The agency is expected later this week to announce a ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations an
New York Times
added Nov 14, 2018 17:10
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