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Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

Laws that ban smoking at workplaces and other public places are associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease, even after controlling for a variety of factors, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The study, published i
Northwestern University
added Jun 8, 2018 17:11
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More than half of adolescent E-Cigarette users had never smoked a cigarette: findings from a study of school children in the UK

Many young people were unaware that ECs contain nicotine and are, therefore, addictive. • Further research is needed to establish whether EC users are at risk of smoking initiation. • Education regarding the risks of experimentation may be warranted.
Public Health
added Jun 8, 2018 17:11
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[New Zealand] Vaping industry rejects child nicotine juice poisoning concerns

while researchers knew what was in cigarettes, the same could not always be said for their R18 vaping counterparts, which are legal to buy under the Smoke-free Environments Act. That unknown, coupled with the bright juice and enticing packaging, was conc
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jun 8, 2018 15:20
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Vaping essays: E-cigarette sellers offering scholarships

A growing number of e-cigarette and vaporizer sellers have started offering college scholarships as a way to get their brands listed on university websites and to get students to write essays about the potential benefits of vaping.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 8, 2018 13:45
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Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2017

During 2011–2017, prevalence of current use of any tobacco product decreased from 24.2% to 19.6% among high school students and from 7.5% to 5.6% among middle school students. Electronic cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product among high
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jun 7, 2018 22:53
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[Australia] Philip Morris boss Tammy Chan is disrupting her own business

The newly appointed managing director at Philip Morris International, based in Melbourne, has been at the cigarette maker for 21 years. Before that she was a financial controller at PwC in Hong Kong. Globally, Philip Morris is moving away from its bread
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Jun 8, 2018 17:12
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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey results and ongoing FDA efforts to protect youth from the dangers of nicotine and tobacco products

While fewer youth are using cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products, we must do more to address the disturbingly high number of youth who are using e-cigarettes and vaping products. We must not lose sight of the fact that for the past several y
PR Newswire
added Jun 8, 2018 16:27
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The FDA doesn’t know if flavored vaping chemicals are safe to breathe

a more looming public health issue lies in the mystery surrounding the safety of the flavoring chemicals inside e-cigarette liquids — many of which are billed by manufacturers as safe because the FDA has approved them for ingestion. Yet no one knows for
Salon Magazine
added Jun 8, 2018 15:21
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[Colorado] He Started Vaping As A Teen And Now Says Habit Is 'Impossible To Let Go'

Julien Lavandier, a Colorado State University student, started smoking e-cigarettes as a high school sophomore. He says he's now hooked on Juul and has been unable to quit.
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Jun 8, 2018 15:08
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[New York] FDA Playing Catch-Up as JUUL and Imitators Give Nicotine Jolt to E-Cig Business

A lack of regulation has eased the way for the boom in e-cigarette sales.... A new vape, the Suorin Drop, seems to be emerging as a top rival to JUUL among youths. Video reviews have come out on YouTube with titles like “Suorin Drop (THE JUUL KILLER)” a
FairWarning
added Jun 8, 2018 13:54
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