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[California] Vaping, other tobacco products tied to higher risk that teens will try marijuana

Adolescents who have smoked e-cigarettes are more than three times more likely to move on to marijuana than teens who have never tried vaping, a U.S. study suggests. At 10 high schools in Los Angeles, a total of 2,668 students participated in two surveys
Reuters
added Aug 7, 2018 16:52
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AMA, 10 Other Medical Nonprofits Tell Court FDA Is Abdicating Its Obligations ($$)

by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and others, 11 nonprofit medical and research organizations — including the American Medical Association (AMA) — accused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of unduly delaying its premarket review of newly de
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 7, 2018 03:06
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Vaping draws strong support—from bots

Social media accounts run by internet robots may be driving much of the discussion around the health threats posed by e-cigarettes, according to a study ... found most of the automated messages were positive toward vaping.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:44
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FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Inhaled Nicotine Replacement Therapies

FDA is "developing policies that support the possibility of a world where combustible cigarettes could no longer create or sustain addiction. A key part of this framework are steps to pave the way for products that help currently addicted smokers move awa
Occupational Health and Safety Magazine
added Aug 6, 2018 18:20
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Secondhand smoke is giving teens severe breathing problems: Just one hour of exposure increases their risk of being too sick to go to school, study says

Researchers say that teens who were around secondhand smoke for just an hour a day were more likely to report shortness of breath, wheezing, dry cough and having trouble performing physical activities...that live at home with a smoker were likely to ofte
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 17:06
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Vaping industry, consumers likely to get caught in crossfire of Trump's trade war with China

China is like the OPEC of e-cigarettes, with just about all of the world’s vaping delivery systems — although not the nicotine-bearing “pods” — made in China. Officials in Shenzhen say that more than 100 companies in the province produce over 90 percent
Washington Times
added Aug 8, 2018 02:03
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[Florida] DIXON V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 08/06/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant concealed the dangers of smoking, leading to addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 5, 2018 06:25
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POLYAKOVA/GONZALEZ: The U.S. anti-smoking campaign is a great model for fighting disinformation

In the case of smoking, American corporations were selling cigarettes to turn a profit. Today, however, foreign actors are deploying misleading content to actively undermine our democracy. For this reason, the FBI and other U.S. intelligence agencies shou
Washington Post
added Aug 4, 2018 18:54
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Cigar Co. Must Cough Up $850K For Underpaid Tax, CIT Says ($$)

A Florida-based cigar company must pay at least $850,000 plus interest for underreporting its taxes on imported products after the U.S. Court of International Trade granted default judgment to the government Friday. Mariola International Co. made materia
Law360
added Aug 5, 2018 06:23
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[Nebraska] Feds Can't Halt Tribe's Suit Over Neb. Cigarette Laws ($$)

A federal judge on Thursday refused the federal government's bid to pause a suit filed by two tribe-owned cigarette companies challenging the application of two Nebraska laws, saying the government hadn’t shown that its criminal investigation of the compa
Law360
added Aug 5, 2018 06:22
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