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About 27 Million People in the US Have Difficulty Breathing: But Many Don't Breathe A Word To Their Doctors

Yet despite her diagnosis, she downplayed her symptoms and how COPD was affecting her everyday life to her doctors for years. “I felt nervous and ashamed to share details about my condition. I didn’t want to be judged because I had smoked for so long,” s
Caswell (NC) Messenger
added Oct 26, 2018 18:55

[Massachusetts] Juul Drops E-Cig Education Program for Schools

Plan to offer "science-based resources on vaping" were "misunderstood," company said
MedPage Today
added Oct 26, 2018 15:35

Former Surgeons General Recount Political Pressure on the Job

The four described battles over AIDS, smoking, teenage pregnancy and drugs...Dr. Carmona testified before Congress that the second Bush White House had prevented him from speaking out on many issues, including the dangers of secondhand smoke
New York Times
added Oct 26, 2018 20:50

[Virginia] Less harm, less tax? Legislature to study new tobacco products

Altria Group Inc.’s proposal for Virginia to modernize its tax policies on tobacco products, as federal regulators consider a former sister company’s applications to market a new type of e-cigarette in the United States as a less harmful form of smoking.
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Oct 24, 2018 16:16

E-cigs: An industry Trump doesn't mind regulating

Trump administration officials are discussing regulations that could sink businesses and substantially alter the industry — a welcome development to health campaigners but an outrage to vaping advocates.
Washington (DC) Examiner
added Oct 25, 2018 00:06

E-cigarette maker Juul boosts lobbying spending as regulatory scrutiny increases

The company focused its efforts on e-cigarette and vaping regulation, as well as tariffs on products manufactured in China, it said in the disclosure. However, the $560,000 is half of the amount the company initially reported spending Tuesday. The compan
added Oct 24, 2018 16:37

Lawyer who fought to ban trans people from bathrooms will lead DOJ civil rights division

An anti-gay lawyer was confirmed to lead the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. In a 52-45 vote, the Senate confirmed Donald Trump’s nominee, Eric Dreiband.... defended R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Bloomberg in discrimination cases
LGBTQ (blog)
added Oct 24, 2018 02:58

Polluters Picked Pruitt’s Science Advisory Board Members, Will They Win Over Wheeler Too?

The EPA released the finalists for the next round of Science Advisory Board, and the list of 174 nominees...includes such luminaries as tobacco-funded and Heartland-affiliated James Enstrom
Daily Kos (blog)
added Oct 24, 2018 02:38

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on agency’s ongoing commitment to improving efficiency, transparency of tobacco product application review process as part of FDA’s comprehensive framework to reduce tobacco-related disease and death

this week we’re holding a two-day public meeting to discuss the policies and processes for tobacco product application review. The discussion on the tobacco product review process is important because the regulatory review of individual products gives the
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Oct 22, 2018 17:01

[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Haunted by Deadly Legacy of Kent Asbestos Filters

R.J. Reynolds and a filter maker must pay $3.5 million to the estate of a Florida man, the state’s top court held this week. It’s a ruling that draws renewed attention to another, lesser known, deadly aspect of some cigarettes of the 1950s.
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Oct 21, 2018 19:47
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