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VIDEO: US Agency Seeks to Curb E-Cigarette 'Epidemic' Among Teens

U.S. health officials are concerned about the increasing number of American teenagers smoking electronic cigarettes, a practice commonly known as vaping. So many teenagers are taking up the habit that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is worried that
Voice of America (
added Dec 8, 2018 20:31

[West Virginia] Campus task force working to ban vapes and e-cigs

The Tobacco Free Task Force at West Virginia University is recommending revisions to the current tobacco policy to ban vapes and electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. For the first time, these revisions would set up a mechanism to enforce a 6-year-old
Daily Athenaeum (West Virginia University)
added Dec 8, 2018 02:52

22nd Century starts FDA regulatory process for very-low nicotine cigarettes

Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 7, 2018 20:20

[New York] Youth share facts about tobacco marketing

Clyde- Savannah Reality Check youth shared facts about the tobacco industry with fellow students in recognition of Seen Enough Tobacco Day. A trick-or-treat-themed activity educated youth on how the tobacco industry uses trickery to attract them to their
Finger Lakes (NY) Times
added Dec 10, 2018 19:14

Big Tobacco Hasn't Killed Cannabis, This Dance Has Only Just Begun

Many in the cannabis industry have feared this day would come. That big tobacco would descend upon the industry and with its deep pockets and buy up companies. The concern was that big tobacco would stall the opportunities for small businesses. The real
added Dec 10, 2018 19:17

[New York] Erie County bans smoking in cars with kids

County legislators in Buffalo have banned smoking tobacco products in a car with anyone 17 or younger present in the vehicle.The new Erie County law, which was passed unanimously Wednesday, also bans smoking in and around bus shelters. WIVB-TV reports the
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 10, 2018 17:14

Altria Invests $1.8 billion in Cannabis Company

The decision by the maker of Marlboro to go ahead with an investment in Cronos shows that Altria is interested about investing in marijuana as a new growth area. Tobacco giant Altira Group is investing $1.8 billion in Canadian cannabis company Cronos Gro
Convenience Store Decisions
added Dec 10, 2018 17:04
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Circulating small non-coding RNAs associated with age, sex, smoking, body mass and physical activity [FREE FULL TEXT]

Small non-coding RNAs (sncRNA) are regulators of cell functions and circulating sncRNAs from the majority of RNA classes are potential non-invasive biomarkers...common traits influence circulating sncRNA expression. It is clear that sncRNA biomarker analy
Scientific Reports
added Dec 7, 2018 16:19

Vitamin C may reduce harm to infants' lungs caused by smoking during pregnancy

Vitamin C may reduce the harm done to lungs in infants born to mothers who smoke during their pregnancy, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medi
added Dec 7, 2018 16:15

[Canada] Cannabis Allure Proves Irresistible for Tobacco Company Altria

With U.S. smoking rates falling fast, Richmond, Virginia-based Altria is under pressure to find new avenues to expand revenue. Marijuana, while still illegal on the federal level in the U.S., is now allowed in an increasing number of states, while Canada
Bloomberg News
added Dec 7, 2018 16:10
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