F.D.A. Delays Decision on Juul’s E-Cigarettes but Orders Others Off the Market

The agency had faced a Sept. 9 deadline to decide whether the products could stay on the market but said it needed more time to review evidence.

#e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #juul-labs-inc, #nicotine, #smoking-and-tobacco, #your-feed-healthcare

Montenegro Pledges to Stamp Out a Deadly Trade: Cigarette Smuggling

Investigators and journalists were killed while trying to expose smugglers. Now the country is cracking down on a trade it once protected.

#djukanovic-milo, #montenegro, #organized-crime, #politics-and-government, #smoking-and-tobacco, #smuggling

5 Diet and Lifestyle Measures to Ward Off Heartburn

Taking steps to combat acid reflux can help minimize the use of potentially dangerous drugs.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #gastroesophageal-reflux-acid-reflux, #heartburn, #obesity, #smoking-and-tobacco, #weight

Juul Is Fighting to Keep Its E-Cigarettes on the U.S. Market

The company faces declining sales and thousands of lawsuits claiming it knowingly sold its trendy vaping products to minors. Soon the F.D.A. will decide whether it can keep selling them at all.

#addiction-psychology, #altria-group-inc, #crosthwaite-k-c, #e-cigarettes, #federal-trade-commission, #food-and-drug-administration, #juul-labs-inc, #nicotine, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

Vaccines, Facebook, Miami: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Juul Settles N.C. Vaping Case, Agrees to Pay $40 Million

The settlement is the first in a stream of lawsuits against the company, which has been accused of deceptive marketing practices that contributed to a wave of nicotine addiction in teenagers.

#addiction-psychology, #altria-group-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #e-cigarettes, #juul-labs-inc, #smoking-and-tobacco, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

Vintage Vases Find New Life as Bongs

Two trends in one: Upcycled antique glassware and marijuana accessories.

#antiques, #glass, #marijuana, #smoking-and-tobacco

F.D.A. Still Lacks a Permanent Commissioner

With the pandemic easing, the federal agency’s long-term agenda for drug approvals or new issues is languishing without a permanent commissioner.

#aduhelm-drug, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food, #food-and-drug-administration, #smoking-and-tobacco, #united-states-politics-and-government, #woodcock-janet, #your-feed-healthcare

Poor Americans More Likely to Have Respiratory Problems, Study Finds

Despite improvements in air quality and other advances, low-income Americans more often have asthma, lung disease and related illnesses.

#asthma, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease, #income, #income-inequality, #lungs, #poverty, #race-and-ethnicity, #smoking-and-tobacco, #united-states, #your-feed-science

Juul Wanted to Disrupt Big Tobacco. Instead It Created an Epidemic of Addiction.

In “The Devil’s Playbook,” Lauren Etter tells the story of the rise and fall of the start-up that tried to upend the cigarette industry.

#addiction-psychology, #altria-group-inc, #books-and-literature, #bowen-adam, #e-cigarettes, #etter-lauren, #juul-labs-inc, #monsees-james, #nicotine, #smoking-and-tobacco, #start-ups, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #the-devils-playbook-big-tobacco-juul-and-the-addiction-of-a-new-generation-book

F.D.A. Announces Plan to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

Agency leaders say the move is a science-based approach to curbing addiction and will save hundreds of thousands of lives over time.

#action-on-smoking-and-health, #altria-group-inc, #cigars, #food-and-drug-administration, #medicine-and-health, #menthol, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #reynolds-r-j-tobacco-co, #smoking-and-tobacco

Biden Plans to Propose Banning Menthol Cigarettes

The move has been long sought by public health and civil rights groups, after decades of marketing aimed at Black smokers.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #food-and-drug-administration, #menthol, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #smoking-and-tobacco, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-healthcare

Where Does a Candle Go When It Burns?

Just saying, maybe go easy with the candelabras.

#air-pollution, #candles, #content-type-service, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #respiratory-diseases, #smoking-and-tobacco, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

What Will Legal Cannabis Look Like in New York?

The state will become one of the largest markets of the drug in the nation. Here’s what you can do now, and what will take some time.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #freight-cargo, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #new-york-city, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #smoking-and-tobacco, #state-legislatures

New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

New Yorkers will immediately be allowed to possess up to three ounces of cannabis for recreational purposes, as other facets of the law are phased in over several months.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #income-inequality, #marijuana, #medical-marijuana, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco

This Is Your Brain on Junk Food: In ‘Hooked,’ Michael Moss Explores Addiction

In “Hooked,” Michael Moss explores how no addictive drug can fire up the reward circuitry in our brains as rapidly as our favorite foods.

#addiction-psychology, #american-psychiatric-assn, #brain, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #moss-michael, #oconnor-anahad, #obesity, #smoking-and-tobacco, #sugar

Menthol Cigarettes Kill Many Black People. A Ban May Finally Be Near.

Advocates are hoping that President Biden will soon come out in favor of banning mint-flavored cigarettes and other tobacco products.

#altria-group-inc, #becerra-xavier, #black-people, #burr-richard-m, #clyburn-james-e, #congressional-black-caucus, #congressional-black-caucus-foundation, #food-and-drug-administration, #gottlieb-scott-1972, #healey-maura-1971, #menthol, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #nicotine, #philip-morris-companies-inc, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #reynolds-r-j-tobacco-co, #smoking-and-tobacco, #woodcock-janet

Lung Cancer Scans Are Recommended for People 50 and Older With Shorter Smoking Histories

New advice from an influential panel will make more women and African-Americans eligible for CT scans, but some who need them most may not be able to afford them.

#american-academy-of-family-physicians, #american-cancer-society, #computerized-axial-tomography-cat-scans, #lung-cancer, #preventive-medicine, #smoking-and-tobacco, #tests-medical, #united-states-preventive-services-task-force, #your-feed-healthcare

Are Some Foods Addictive

Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #american-journal-of-clinical-nutrition, #anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #carbohydrates, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #fast-food-industry, #food, #loneliness, #obesity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #salt, #smoking-and-tobacco, #weight

How Scientists Shot Down Cancer’s ‘Death Star’

No drug could touch a quivering protein implicated in a variety of tumors. Then one chemist saw an opening.

#amgen-inc, #clinical-trials, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #genetics-and-heredity, #lung-cancer, #lungs, #pancreas, #pancreatic-cancer, #smoking-and-tobacco, #tumors, #united-states

In New Jersey, Smokers Can Get Covid Vaccine

New Jersey is one of only two states that has included smoking among the high-risk medical conditions that make people eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elderly, #medicine-and-health, #new-jersey, #nursing-homes, #smoking-and-tobacco, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

In New York, Fallout From the Capitol Riot

The son of a Brooklyn judge was arrested over his role in the riot, and Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would review its ties with the Trump Organization.

#de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #hoylman-brad-m, #katko-john-1962, #mostofsky-aaron, #mostofsky-steven-shlomo, #new-york-city, #reynolds-r-j-tobacco-co, #smoking-and-tobacco, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-organization

Tabaré Vázquez, Former President of Uruguay, Dies at 80

Dr. Vazquez was also a practicing physician who specialized in oncology and pushed some of the toughest anti-tobacco rules in the region.

#deaths-obituaries, #politics-and-government, #smoking-and-tobacco, #uruguay, #vazquez-tabare

The Risks of Another Epidemic: Teenage Vaping

“We’re stepping backward from all the advances we’ve made in tobacco control,” one investigator said.

#addiction-psychology, #e-cigarettes, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #juul-labs-inc, #lungs, #nicotine, #puff-bar-disposable, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence

North Korea Tells Its People to Stop Smoking. Can Kim Jong-un Quit, Too?

The country is expanding a national campaign against the habit, even as state news media continues to show Mr. Kim puffing away on the subway, at schools and at children’s hospitals.

#kim-jong-un, #korean-central-news-agency, #north-korea, #politics-and-government, #smoking-and-tobacco

Do You Have the Heart for Marijuana?

Research suggests that smoking marijuana carries many of the same cardiovascular health hazards as smoking tobacco.

#cannabis-foods-and-products, #heart, #marijuana, #medical-marijuana, #smoking-and-tobacco

Trump Funnels Record Subsidies to Farmers Ahead of Election Day

Despite an extraordinary government bailout, America’s agriculture sector remains under severe economic pressure.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #crop-controls-and-subsidies, #customs-tariff, #food-aid, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #smoking-and-tobacco, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government

E-Cigarette Use Falls Sharply Among Teenagers, C.D.C. Finds

The encouraging public health news was tempered by evidence that many high school users were taking advantage of a regulatory loophole to get access to flavored products.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #e-cigarettes, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

Vaping Links to Covid Risk Are Becoming Clear

Researchers are starting to home in on the ways in which the use of e-cigarettes raises the chances of catching the virus, and suffering its worst effects.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-cigarettes, #lungs, #research, #smoking-and-tobacco, #vaping, #your-feed-healthcare

She Struggled With Asthma, but It Had Never Been This Bad

She had trouble breathing, and the E.R. doctors discovered a mass in her lung. Was this cancer — or something a little more unusual?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cystic-fibrosis, #hospitals, #lungs, #pneumonia, #senses-and-sensation, #smoking-and-tobacco

Putting the Risk of Covid-19 in Perspective

Is the risk of dying from Covid-19 comparable to driving to work every day, skydiving or being a soldier in a war?

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-japan, #parachutes-and-parachute-jumping, #smoking-and-tobacco, #spiegelhalter-david, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

South Africa Coronavirus Lockdown Include Tobacco and Alcohol Sales Bam

Locking down against the pandemic, South African officials banned cigarette and alcohol sales. It has gone as well as you might expect.

#alcoholic-beverages, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dlamini-zuma-nkosazana, #quarantines, #ramaphosa-cyril, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco, #south-africa

Henry Geller, Who Helped Rid TV of Cigarette Ads, Dies at 96

While at the F.C.C., he used the fairness doctrine to challenge the tobacco industry. He also helped pave the way for televised presidential debates.

#advertising-and-marketing, #deaths-obituaries, #debates-political, #federal-communications-commission, #geller-henry, #smoking-and-tobacco, #television

Smokers and Vapers May Be at Greater Risk for Covid-19

Tobacco and marijuana products damage lungs, where the virus does its harm. Health officials are urging people to quit, and temporary sales bans are even being discussed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-cigarettes, #lungs, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-science

What Social Distancing Looked Like in 1666

Humanity has been surviving plagues for thousands of years, and we have managed to learn a lot along the way.

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