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After decades denying the role of nicotine dependence in smoking addiction, tobacco company Philip Morris (PM) publicly embraced nicotine as the main driver of smoking behavior in 2000. However, their internal understanding of smoking addiction was more complex, and the company simultaneously promoted nicotine reduction products alongside advertising and policy campaigns to promote smoking behavior, according to a new study [...]

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As some nations stall in their efforts to support the rising tide of e-cigarettes, others are leading the way in promoting less harmful alternative to conventional tobacco products.

Praise has been heaped on Public Health England by experts in the field at a global summit on e-cigarettes in Washington DC, for the authority’s support of vaping as an effective method in helping smokers quit.

The sale of e-cigarettes is banned in the UAE [...]

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Federal regulators warned more than a dozen manufacturers, distributors and retailers Tuesday that they are endangering children by marketing e-cigarette liquids to resemble kid-friendly products such as juice boxes, candy and whipped cream.

The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission said the packaging of the products — some of which feature cartoonlike images — could mislead children into thinking the liquids, [...]

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Tuesday for tougher regulations on e-cigarettes, especially the “insidious” marketing of flavored products to children.

Durbin was flanked by doctors and public health officials as he spoke to reporters at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. The senior Democratic senator from Illinois said he wants to ban flavored e-cigarette products and to standardize regulations on how e-cigs are sold—including where and the minimum age of customers.

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Elijah Stewart first heard about the Juul three years ago, during his sophomore year of high school.

Many of his friends had started sucking on the e-cigarette that resembles a USB flash drive. It was suddenly a lot more socially acceptable, even cool, “to Juul” than to smoke cigarettes.

Stewart was an occasional cigarette smoker when he began experimenting with Juul. Very quickly, he felt he was addicted. “After about a week, you feel like you need to puff on the Juul,” [...]