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Article ID: 718919

Flavoring Ingredient Exceeds Safety Levels in E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco

Duke Health

A potential carcinogen that has been banned as a food additive is present in concerningly high levels in electronic cigarette liquids and smokeless tobacco products, according to a new study from Duke Health.

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12-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718850

Menthol restrictions may hike cigarette costs, reduce health disparities

Washington University in St. Louis

Restricting the sale of menthol cigarettes to tobacco specialty shops may reduce the number of retailers and increase the cost of smoking, according to new research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Targeting the tobacco retail environment is rapidly emerging as the next frontier in tobacco control,” said Todd Combs, research assistant professor at the Brown School and lead author of the study “Modelling the Impact of Menthol Sales Restrictions and Retailer Density Reduction Policies: Insights From Tobacco Town Minnesota,” published Aug.

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11-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718849

ATS Responds to FDA’s Promise of Future Action on Flavored E-Cigarettes 

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The ATS congratulates the FDA important, but belated action, to remove flavored e-cigarette products from the U.S. market. Since e-cigarette products first emerged in the U.S., the American Thoracic Society has consistently called on FDA to aggressively regulate e-cigarettes and has repeatedly urged the FDA to ban flavored e-cigarette from the U.S. market.

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11-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718799

Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic expert addresses vaping concerns

Mayo Clinic

With possible vaping-related deaths dominating news headlines, there is an increased concern on its effects and associated lung illnesses. Health officials are worried that there is a possible connection between vaping and a number of multi-state deaths that have occurred in the United States. While it’s not necessarily clear what is causing the lung damage, the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention has issued a warning to discontinue vaping pending further investigation into the surge of lung-related deaths.

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11-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 718727

Rutgers Medical Expert Discusses Health Effects of Vaping on Youth

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Young people face special health risks when using e-cigarettes, according to tobacco dependence expert

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10-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Tweets Indicate Nicotine Dependence, Withdrawal Symptoms of JUUL Users

Article ID: 718596

Tweets Indicate Nicotine Dependence, Withdrawal Symptoms of JUUL Users

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

One out of every five tweets mentioning JUUL indentified for a new analysis also references addiction-related themes.

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9-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Newswise: New Investigation Cuts Through the Haze Surrounding “Smoke-Free” Tobacco Products

Article ID: 718486

New Investigation Cuts Through the Haze Surrounding “Smoke-Free” Tobacco Products

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes, a new class of tobacco products called heat-not-burn devices is quickly gaining in popularity across the globe. A study by Berkeley Lab's Indoor Environment Group shows that

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9-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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