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[Pennsylvania] Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks

An 18-year-old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes...she developed symptoms bad enough to send her to the emergency room...Soon, the young woman experienced what is commonly known as respiratory failur
CNN
added May 18, 2018 15:11
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FDA requires additional e-cigarette makers to provide critical information so the agency can better examine youth use and product appeal, amid continued concerns around youth access to products

Letters to four companies follow initial request to JUUL Labs as part of an ongoing effort to address youth use under the agency’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added May 17, 2018 16:55
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AAP urges FDA to protect youths from Juuling, other tobacco products

“Once the brain is addicted to nicotine, it is extremely hard to go back to a nicotine-free state,”...AAP CEO/Executive Vice President Karen Remley, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., FAAP, and leaders from other partner organizations met with FDA Commissioner Scott
American Academy of Pediatrics
added May 17, 2018 16:37
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[UK] Obese people are more likely to smoke due to 'addictive' genes drawing them to nicotine and fatty foods, study finds

Genetic mutations may draw obese smokers to addictive behaviours, causing them to indulge in both nicotine and fattening foods, according to the researchers. Previous research suggests smokers take in fewer calories, therefore obese people may start smo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 24, 2018 16:17
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A cancer screening flop: Few smokers seek free lung scans

ive years after government and private insurers started paying for it, less than 2 percent of eligible current and former smokers have sought the free scans, researchers report. The study didn't explore why, but experts say possible explanations include
AP - Associated Press
added May 18, 2018 04:39
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[Canada] Parliament to regulate vaping, implement plain packaging for tobacco products

The bill, S-5 will regulate the manufacture, sale, labelling and promotion of e-cigarettes and vaping products. The legislation, which only needs royal assent to become law, prohibits the sale of vaping products to minors, restricts certain forms of adv
Flin Flon (MB) Reminder (ca)
added May 16, 2018 21:38
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No Smoke But Alarms Are Ringing: Insurance For E-Cigarettes ($$)

Currently, litigation over e-cigarettes has been limited to claims arising out of malfunctioning devices that injure users or damage property.[3] These claims typically do not involve complicated issues involving liability insurance coverage.[4] In contr
Law360
added May 16, 2018 20:38
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PUBLIC HEALTH STOPPING TOBACCO ORGANIZATIONS AND PRODUCTS (STOP) / TOBACCO WATCHDOG WILL PROVIDE INDUSTRY MONITORING AND AWARENESS OVERVIEW

With an initial $20 million investment, STOP will support the creation of a robust global monitoring system that complements existing efforts in identifying industry deception. The tobacco industry watchdog will deliver regular reports detailing industry
Bloomberg Philanthropies
added May 16, 2018 19:07
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E-cigarettes can emit formaldehyde at high levels under conditions that have been reported to be non-averse to users

Herein, we isolated both gaseous formaldehyde and formaldehyde hemiacetals at an intermediate power level claimed, in the “reinvestigation”, to be relevant to “non-averse,” “normal” usage. The results were that both gaseous formaldehyde and formaldehyde f
Scientific Reports
added May 29, 2018 16:12
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[Florida] Widower Says Court Should Have Let Him Fix Engle Suit Error ($$)

A smoker's widower urged the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to review an appeal's court's finding that he cannot amend and pursue an Engle progeny lawsuit mistakenly filed in his wife's name after she had already died, saying it directly conflicts with
Law360
added May 16, 2018 20:38
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