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[China, USA] E-Cigarettes Face FDA Backlash

convenience store and vape shop owners and operators brace for the probable financial fallout. “It definitely will have an effect on profit margins, but to what extent I’m not sure yet,” said Tim Greene, category director of tobacco and general manager f
Convenience Store Decisions
added Oct 17, 2018 10:19

Is nicotine addiction linked to cannabinoid receptors in the brain?

The human brain contains specialized neurons that respond to cannabinoids. A reduction in the number of working cannabinoid receptors has been linked to both marijuana and alcohol dependence. However, many patients with psychiatric disorders also smoke t
Medical News Bulletin (ca)
added Oct 17, 2018 10:16

Stepped Up e-Cigarette Enforcement

In the largest coordinated enforcement effort in its history, the FDA issued more than 1300 warning letters and fines to e-cigarette retailers who illegally sold the JUUL brand or others to minors during the agency’s recent undercover blitz of brick-and-
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Oct 17, 2018 10:12

Nicotine exposure of male mice produces behavioral impairment in multiple generations of descendants [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our findings show that nicotine exposure of male mice produces behavioral changes in multiple generations of descendants. Nicotine-induced changes in spermatozoal DNA methylation are a plausible mechanism for the transgenerational transmission of the phen
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Oct 17, 2018 10:06

Father's nicotine use can cause cognitive problems in children and grandchildren

A father's exposure to nicotine may cause cognitive deficits in his children and even grandchildren, according to a study in mice publishing on October 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Pradeep Bhide of Florida State University in Tallahassee
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 17, 2018 10:05

[UK] Cigarette fraudster gets 20 months in jail

A man has been jailed after trading standards officers uncovered £33,000 worth of illegal tobacco and £22,000 in cash stuffed into wardrobes and under his bed. Michael Wallace of Tyldesley Old Road in Atherton, was imprisoned for 20 months following an op
Wigan Observer (uk)
added Oct 17, 2018 10:04

[UK] Warnings from former smokers - Fresh launches new Quit 16 campaign

Fresh - Smoke Free North East (uk)
added Oct 17, 2018 10:03
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[UK] Hard hitting campaign encourages smokers to quit

A new hard-hitting campaign has been launched to warn about the dangers of smoking. Two former smokers and cancer survivors have made personal appeals in a graphic quit smoking campaign that urges smokers to stop and reduce their risk. Maggie Bratton was
North Tyneside Today (News Guardian) (uk)
added Oct 17, 2018 10:02

[Massachusetts] Boston, NYC Lawyers Team to Secure $43M Verdict in Case Linking Cancer to Asbestos, Tobacco in Cigarettes

After a five-week trial and 23 total hours of deliberations spread over four days, a jury of 11 found against cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds on claims of defective design, fraud failure to adequately warn and in favor of the family of the late Louis Summer
added Oct 17, 2018 03:11

[New York] AUDIO: FDA and CNY Schools Crack Down on Teen Use of E-Cigarettes

In 2018 just four percent of high schoolers had smoked tobacco cigarettes; in contrast, more than 40 percent of high schoolers have admitted to using e-cigs. Director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, Mitch Zeller, said The Real Cost campaign poi
WAER (Syracuse, NY)
added Oct 17, 2018 03:10
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