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CIGAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, et al. v. FDA: BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ CROSS-MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT (PDF)

While all of Plaintiffs’ arguments are meritless, amici focus here only on the public health concerns presented by cigars and the Government’s interest in regulating them. According to Plaintiffs, there is no evidence of “aregulatory problem with respe
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added May 16, 2018 18:56
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Exploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death, autopsy says

The cause of death was listed as “projectile wound of head” — the pen exploded into pieces, at least two of which were sent into his head, the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner said — and he suffered burns on about 80 percent of his body. The “mod”-type p
Washington Post
added May 16, 2018 18:50
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E-Cigarettes Lose Popularity Among Adult Smokers

Concurrent use of electronic and conventional cigarettes declined among adults during 2014-2016, researchers found, as did overall current use of e-cigarettes in Americans 18 and older. A review of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data over the 3
MedPage Today
added May 16, 2018 18:43
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[Washington] It’s official: Mariners, opponents will soon no longer be able to chew tobacco at Safeco Field

The King County Board of Health voted unanimously Thursday to prohibit smokeless tobacco in field and clubhouse areas, which means half of all MLB stadiums now have bans on the habit.
Seattle (WA) Times
added May 16, 2018 18:14
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NO MENTHOL SUNDAY

May 27, 2018 This year's theme is about finding the quit method that works best for you. Learn more about how you can observe No Menthol Sunday with your faith organization.
National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN)
added May 16, 2018 18:01
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JUUL & THE GUINEA PIG GENERATION (PDF)

This fact sheet provides an overview of JUUL, examines regulatory issues related to the product, and describes regulatory measures that can help prevent harmful health impacts on this susceptible generation.
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added May 16, 2018 17:54
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Examining perceptions about IQOS heated tobacco product: consumer studies in Japan and Switzerland [FREE FULL TEXT]

IQOS was marketed as a sophisticated, high tech and aspirational product. Because youth and young adults are more interested in such product positioning, this approach raises some concern about youth appeal. This research shows cultural factors appeared t
Tobacco Control
added May 16, 2018 15:57
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Implementing Parental Tobacco Dependence Treatment Within Bronchiolitis QI Collaboratives

Tobacco dependence treatment of parents and/or caregivers can be integrated into bronchiolitis QI by using relatively low-resource strategies. Using a more intensive QI intervention did not alter the rates of screening or intervention for caregivers who s
Pediatrics
added May 16, 2018 15:57
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[New Jersey] Editorial: A welcome move toward smoke-free beaches

It’s time to get it done. We’ve known about the dangers of secondhand smoke for decades. There’s nothing left to debate. That didn’t stop former Gov. Chris Christie, however. He vetoed the last effort for a comprehensive ban by arguing that state govern
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added May 16, 2018 15:57
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: It took a while, but Fort Worth is clearing the air in city parks, too

We could say, “what’s taken so long?” Instead, we’re gonna say, “way to go!” Fort Worth city council members for voting to expand the ban on smoking in public places. This is a public health issue, and we’re thrilled our public officials are recognizin
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added May 16, 2018 15:56
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