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[Asia, India] Tamil Nadu bans e-cigarettes

It was a follow up of an announcement made by health minister C Vijay Baskar in the state assembly on June 14. The minister said, “The ads of electronic cigarettes claim that they will not cause any harm. The Tamil Nadu government has already banned ch
Times of India
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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FDA campaign a potential win for large tobacco companies, some observers say

“We do wonder how satisfactory any plan will be, given that teens report having easy access to a whole host of products that are viewed as dangerous, in particular when consumed by underage consumers,” Azer said. Azer’s report cited a national Blue Matr
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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Tobacco Stocks Jump After FDA Threatens E-Cig Crackdown

Altria Group and British American Tobacco gained the most intraday since 2008, rising as much as 7.7 percent and 6.9 percent, respectively. Philip Morris rose the most in more than three years. The agency has asked that the five top-selling national e-ci
Bloomberg News
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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FDA move on e-cigarettes means new risks for Fidelity funds

Fidelity Investments’ bet on a privately held maker of e-cigarettes faces new risks after U.S. health regulators on Wednesday said they are considering a ban on flavored versions of the popular “vaping” products. Closely held e-cigarette maker Juul Labs a
Reuters
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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Survey finds rapid increase in number of UK vapers

An estimated 3.2 million people in Britain are now users of e-cigarettes, or vapes, compared with around 7.4 million who smoke tobacco cigarettes...more than half are people who have switched to electronic cigarettes after quitting tobacco, the survey by
Reuters
added Sep 14, 2018 03:22
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[China] Juul Labs Gets Restraining Order on 30 Chinese Entities Selling Knockoffs on eBay

the company has filed for and received a restraining order on dozens of Chinese companies it said were selling fake versions of its product through the online sales giant, saying they pose potential safety risks somewhat more immediate than whatever long
Gizmodo
added Sep 14, 2018 02:52
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AHA: More Work Needed to Curb Smoking Among Certain Groups

Native American and Alaska Native adults, African-American men, lesbian, gay and bisexual adults have the highest smoking rates, according to a recent CDC report. Rates also are high among the poor and those who have low educational attainment. The cons
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 14, 2018 01:27
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Light and mild redux: heated tobacco products’ reduced exposure claims are likely to be misunderstood as reduced risk claims [FREE FULL TEXT]

The data in the PMI modified risk tobacco product IQOS application do not support reduced risk claims and the reduced exposure claims are perceived as reduced risk claims, which is explicitly prohibited by the FDA. Allowing PMI to promote IQOS as reduced
Tobacco Control
added Sep 12, 2018 22:31
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BIALOUS/GLANTZ: Heated tobacco products: another tobacco industry global strategy to slow progress in tobacco control [FREE FULL TEXT]

Under the moniker of ‘harm reduction’, the tobacco companies are attempting to rehabilitate their reputation so they can more effectively influence governments to roll back existing tobacco control policies or create exemptions for their HTP.
Tobacco Control
added Sep 12, 2018 22:25
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[Massachusetts] Heavy Smoking And Asbestos Brake Dust Blamed For Man’s Death At Lung Cancer Trial

- A Massachusetts state court jury heard opening statements on Friday in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a mechanic who died of lung cancer allegedly caused by years of heavy smoking and exposure to asbestos-containing brake dust.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 12, 2018 19:53
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