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Hatch, R-Utah, this month introduced the Smoke Free Schools Act of 2018, a measure that instructs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to partner to "study best practices for schools to implement policies to address e-cigarette use among students," the seven-term senator's office said. The agencies would likewise be instructed to study "gaps in knowledge about the harms of e-cigarette use among youth and young adults," Hatch spokesman Matt Whitlock explained.

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All the cool kids are doing it. And that’s bad news for the nation’s top e-cigarette maker.

Facing lawsuits from parents of teenage vaping-product users and threats of crackdowns from regulators over kid-friendly packaging and flavors, Juul Labs has gone on a hiring spree on K Street, ramping up its lobbying spending fourfold in recent months. The San Francisco company that’s become synonymous with vaping — “juuling” is now a verb — has hired political hands in Washington and started a political action committee [...]

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Dr Stuart Jones says “the horse has bolted” because parents believe it’s safe – when it isn’t.

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At the beginning of the 21st century the scientific and technological advancement forced
a change in the way of thinking about nicotine; it also enabled the harmfulness of various types
of nicotine delivery products to be analysed, which constitutes an essential step towards the
determination of the continuum of risk of tobacco products. The availability of products with
various levels of harmfulness enables one to take a complete set of actions towards smokers
which include both those aiming at complete smoking cessation [...]

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British American Tobacco Plc is introducing a vaping device in the U.K. that delivers nicotine more efficiently, the latest salvo in a battle to attract smokers to cigarette alternatives amid ever tougher regulations on smoking.

 
 

BAT is debuting the new product, dubbed Vype iSwitch, in the face of competition from Philip Morris International Inc.’s IQOS as well as Juul, the industry upstart that started selling e-cigarettes in the U.K. five months ago.

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New data suggests teen smoking rates in Canada are also rising. As he tallied his latest data on vaping rates among Canadian teens, University of Waterloo Prof. David Hammond tried to find reasons not to believe his own research.

That's because the results were troubling.

According to his numbers, Canadian teenage vaping rates have increased substantially, similar to the dramatic increase in the U.S. where rates shot up by 80 per cent in one year, a trend the FDA called "epidemic."

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Although there are prohibitions against vaping in public institutions, specifically on school campuses, professors are taking additional steps to ensure students do not vape in their classrooms. “If someone is in class trying to pay attention and take notes and there is someone in the corner hitting their vape and blowing clouds into the air, or even trying to hide it, it’s going to take away from their time in class,” said architecture junior John Sirrieh.

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Delays introducing legislation covering the sale of electronic cigarettes to under-18s could lead to young people vaping and becoming addicted to nicotine, anti-tobacco campaigners have claimed, writes Sean Pollock.

The current legislation governing tobacco and nicotine products in Ireland, transposed from an EU directive in 2016, refers only to the sale of “tobacco products” being illegal to under-18s. It does not specify an age limit for nicotine products.

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If you have an addiction, new research might give you the incentive you need to kick the habit.

The American Addiction Centers has released a study of what it costs over five years to a lifetime if you habitually abuse substances from nicotine and alcohol to cocaine, opioids and methamphetamines. A nicotine addiction costs an estimated $4,628 over five years and $23,142 over 25 years.

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Makers of e-cigarettes are employing an active marketing strategy, reaching out directly to consumers, industry officials said Monday.

KT&G, Philip Morris Korea and British American Tobacco Korea have all set up departments to exclusively promote sales of their e-cigarettes and are increasing the number of their street stores. Philip Morris was the first of the pack, opening a shop in June last year with the launch of its IQOS. [...]

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Cinnamon, apple, unicorn milk - their names sound innocuous, but a respiratory specialist is warning of the dangerous toxins lurking in e-cigarettes. Dr Stuart Jones, the medical director of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation, had cast doubt on claims relating to the harm they could cause relative to other cigarettes. Dr Jones said the science around vaping has developed dramatically in the last couple of years and there were a number of animal and human studies demonstrating the harm which vaping could cause.

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Infants and toddlers in low-income, rural areas may be at higher risk for second- and third-hand smoke than previously reported, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. Approximately 15 percent of children in the study tested positive for cotinine, a byproduct formed when the body breaks down nicotine, at levels comparable to those of adult smokers. About 63 percent of children in the study had detectable levels of cotinine, suggesting widespread exposure to smoke. [...]

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As dozens of states move toward legalizing marijuana—for both medical and recreational purposes—scientists and parents have asked what the impact might be on children. Will more teens use pot? Will doing so cause behavioral problems? Will they develop a substance-use disorder? According to a study published last month in the journal Addiction: yes, probably not and maybe. "Parents ought to be somewhat reassured that cannabis use doesn't lead to the type of mental health problems related to conduct issues," said Dan Romer, a co-author of the study [...]

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I remember the days when a restaurant's seating host would ask, "Smoking or non-smoking?" [...] I'm glad those days are behind us. Even though the campaign to ban smoking in public places wasn't based on entirely solid science, there's adequate reason to conclude that restaurant workers and others constantly exposed to secondhand smoke would suffer some ill effects. Besides, it smells bad, and that negative externality is a good enough reason to ban it.

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New research shows that electronic cigarettes contain chemicals that cause heart damage, adding to the growing list of concerns about their safety. "We showed that blood serum from electronic cigarette users has harmful effects that are similar to that of (tobacco) cigarettes on endothelial cell functions," said the study's lead researcher, Dr Leila Mohammadi, [...] "This harmful effect is likely to adversely affect arteries and cardiovascular health."

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Controversy over the safety of using electronic cigarettes has stirred in the country after the government released a report stating e-cigarettes contained five harmful substances that could cause cancer. Cigarette manufacturing company Philip Morris filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety over the report.

Some 27 countries around the world including the United States, China and Hong Kong have some restrictions on e-cigarettes claiming they contain harmful substances. However, this is not the case in Korea [...]

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Recently, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) came out in favor of the use of vaping products for people who have a psychiatric diagnosis. The organization released a statement saying, “The RANZCP acknowledges that e-cigarettes and vaporisers provide a less harmful way to deliver nicotine to people who smoke, thereby minimising the harm associated with smoking tobacco and reducing some of the health disparities experienced by people living with mental illness.”

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Although during is reported to have an adverse effect on foetus health, a new study shows that regular intake of C by smoker mom-to-be may help reduce harm done to infant's lungs after birth.

The study showed that at three months of age, infants whose mothers took 500 mg of C per day in addition to their prenatal had significantly better forced expiratory flows (FEFs) that measure how fast air can be exhaled from the lung and can detect 

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New research from Cornell University suggests graphic warning labels on cigarette ads have the same anti-smoking effect as similar warning labels on cigarette packs.

The labels - which contain images such as bleeding, cancerous gums and lips - also cancel out the effect of ads that prompt children to think of smoking as cool, rebellious and fun, according to the research.

"This study suggests the value of graphic warning labels extends beyond just getting people to have more negative feeling about smoking," said lead author Jeff Niederdeppe, [...]

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Cigarette packs and vaping tools will come off the shelves at drugstores and some grocery and big-box stores within three months in Erie County.

County Health Department officials have pledged to aggressively enforce a law passed Thursday by the County Legislature and to fine any pharmacy retailer that doesn't pull the products.

That suits Phillip Torres just fine.

"Let them ban 'em," said the Buffalo resident, who walked out of a Rite Aid with two new packs of Newports. "I'm supposed to be quitting anyway."

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