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E-cigarettes soon to be regulated by FDA

Public health advocates are stepping up pressure on the U.S. government to quickly regulate and restrict access to e-cigarettes after new data showed use of the products tripled among high school and middle school children last year. The figures released … Continue reading

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E-cigarettes challenged by both law and science

E-cigarettes are devices that are made up of a tube, a battery and a liquid-filled cartridge. When the user presses a button, the solution in the cartridge is heated and turns into vapour, which is inhaled. Most resemble the shape … Continue reading

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Smoke-Free Laws in Majority of Largest US Cities

Out of the 50 largest cities in America, 30 are now protected by smoke free laws which ban smoking from all indoor parts of bars, restaurants and private work areas, according to a recent report released by the CDC (Centers … Continue reading

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Graphic Tobacco Ads to be Heard in Appeals Court

(Reuters) – The government on Tuesday defended graphic tobacco labels and advertising that use pictures of rotting teeth and diseased lungs as accurate and necessary to warn consumers about the risks of smoking. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Will Ohio Ban Smoking in Cars?

COLUMBUS — Ohio lawmakers are considering a proposal to ban smoking in cars when there are passengers six or younger. Dr. Robert Bates is a Cleveland Clinic physician who specializes in smoking risks impacting children. “We do see increased inflammation and increased … Continue reading

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Brazil Bans Smoking Nationwide

BRASILIA, Brazil — The Brazilian Congress has passed a bill banning smoking in enclosed public places nationwide. Smoking bans are already in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other big cities. The new law goes one step further. It makes … Continue reading

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Chantix Lawsuits

The anti-smoking drug Chantix has been linked to an increased risk of suicides, suicide attempts, aggressive and unusual behavior. The FDA has received hundreds of reports involving serious and sometimes fatal injuries linked to psychiatric side effects, and required that … Continue reading

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Outdoor Smoking Ban Takes Effect in Brooklyn

The city’s outdoor smoking ban is now in effect, with smoking is outlawed in city parks, pedestrian plazas, beaches, boardwalks, marinas, public golf courses and sports stadia. City officials say the new law is expected to be enforced mostly by … Continue reading

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E-Cigarettes Declared Illegal by FDA

Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) — Electronic cigarettes sold in the U.S. are being marketed illegally as smoking-cessation aids, the Food and Drug Administration said. E-cigarettes and related products sold by five closely held companies require approval as drugs or medical devices … Continue reading

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$300 million Awarded Against Tobacco Company

A jury in Broward County Thursday bestowed a record $300,590,000 verdict in opposition tobacco giant Phillip Morris, USA, including bona fide 4 million in punitive costs alone. The verdict is the biggest ever in Florida against a tobacco company. The … Continue reading

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