F.D.A. Orders Juul to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes

The agency ruled against the company’s application to stay on the market, a decisive blow to a once-popular vaping brand that appealed to teenagers.

#altria-group-inc, #e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #juul-labs-inc, #medicine-and-health, #nicotine, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence

F.D.A. Set to Propose Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

The move would be an effort to further wean Americans from addictive tobacco products and reduce smoking-related illnesses.

#addiction-psychology, #altria-group-inc, #cancer, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #deaths-fatalities, #e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #lung-cancer, #medicine-and-health, #menthol, #nicotine, #smoking-and-tobacco, #your-feed-healthcare

They Were Cigarette Smokers. Then a Stroke Vanquished Their Addiction.

Patients whose brain injury coincidentally relieved their nicotine cravings may help unravel the neural underpinnings of addiction, a new study suggests.

#addiction-psychology, #brain, #nature-neuroscience-journal, #smoking-and-tobacco, #stroke, #your-feed-science

The F.D.A.’s Ban of Menthol Cigarettes Will Help Black Communities

The proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, long aimed at Black consumers, is crucial to reducing smoking, especially among young people.

#black-people, #bush-george, #congressional-black-caucus, #food-and-drug-administration, #hooks-benjamin-l, #menthol, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #race-and-ethnicity, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #reynolds-r-j-tobacco-co, #smoking-and-tobacco, #sullivan-louis-v, #united-states

F.D.A. Moves to Ban Sales of Menthol Cigarettes

Public health experts say the proposal could save hundreds of thousands of lives, especially among Black smokers — 85 percent of whom use menthol products.

#black-people, #canada, #food-and-drug-administration, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #medicine-and-health, #menthol, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #sharpton-al, #smoking-and-tobacco, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare

The Next Big Addiction Treatment

Several psychedelic drugs are touted as effective treatments for drug and alcohol abuse. But psilocybin combined with therapy is emerging as the most effective.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #ketamine-drug, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #psychology-and-psychologists, #smoking-and-tobacco, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Democrats Strip Covid Aid From $1.5 Trillion Spending Package

Facing disputes over how to cover the cost of the pandemic response effort, Democrats dropped it rather than jeopardize legislation that includes aid for Ukraine and other top priorities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-cigarettes, #earmarks-finance, #federal-aid-us, #federal-budget-us, #foreign-aid, #house-of-representatives, #humanitarian-aid, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #pelosi-nancy, #smoking-and-tobacco, #united-states-politics-and-government

New Yorkers With Marijuana Convictions Will Get First Retail Licenses

Officials intend to reserve the first 100 or more retail licenses to sell marijuana in New York for people who have been convicted of related offenses, or their relatives.

#entrepreneurship, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #smoking-and-tobacco

The Synthetic Nicotine Loophole Fueling a Return to Teenage Vaping

Sales are rising of flavored e-cigarettes using synthetic nicotine that evades regulatory oversight, a gap that lawmakers are now trying to close.

#addiction-psychology, #e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #juul-labs-inc, #nicotine, #puff-bar-disposable, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-healthcare

Modern Love Podcast: Married to a Deal Breaker

Could you fall in love with someone who can’t quit the thing you hate?

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #marriages, #smoking-and-tobacco

Jane Brody: Here’s How Health Advice Changed Since I Joined The Times

Before I go, I want to highlight the breathtaking evolution in health advice that has occurred since I joined The Times in 1965.

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Swiss Approve Ban on Tobacco Ads

Health advocates have said that the legislation, which was approved in a referendum, was a significant step toward tightening the country’s loose tobacco regulations.

#advertising-and-marketing, #elections, #online-advertising, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco, #switzerland

Switzerland, Long a Safe Haven for Tobacco Ads, Weighs a Ban

Voters will decide Sunday on whether to prohibit the ads in places where they can be seen by children under 18.

#law-and-legislation, #referendums, #smoking-and-tobacco, #switzerland

Looking for Early Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists are exploring whether the onset of diabetes may in some cases herald the existence of one of the most deadly of all cancers.

#alcoholic-beverages, #diabetes, #genetics-and-heredity, #obesity, #pancreatic-cancer, #smoking-and-tobacco, #tests-medical, #weight

Blocking a Mandate, the Supreme Court ‘Sided With Covid-19’

Readers criticize the court’s decision to reverse a vaccine mandate for large businesses. Also: Intransigent senators; Senate rules; “Don’t Look Up”; smoking.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dont-look-up-movie, #manchin-joe-iii, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #smoking-and-tobacco, #supreme-court-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

Cigarettes Are Making a Comeback

Cigarettes, once shunned, have made a comeback with a younger crowd who knows better.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #smoking-and-tobacco, #youth

Many Common Medications Can Raise Your Blood Pressure

Popular pain relievers and antidepressants, as well as alcohol and herbal supplements, are among the many substances that can contribute to hypertension.

#blood-pressure, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #estrogen, #hypertension, #nicotine, #nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids, #salt, #smoking-and-tobacco, #steroids, #weight

New Zealand Plans to Eventually Ban All Cigarette Sales

The proposal, expected to become law next year, would raise the smoking age year by year until it covers the entire population.

#law-and-legislation, #maori, #new-zealand, #politics-and-government, #smoking-and-tobacco, #youth

Susan Rosenblatt, Who Took On Big Tobacco, Dies at 70

She was the quieter half of a law partnership with her husband that pursued a suit against cigarette companies on behalf of Florida smokers.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #deaths-obituaries, #engle-howard-a, #florida, #legal-profession, #rosenblatt-stanley, #rosenblatt-susan, #smoking-and-tobacco, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Vaping Is Risky. Why Is the F.D.A. Authorizing E-Cigarettes?

The agency has taken a controversial stand on vaping as a way to quit tobacco. This is what the research shows.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #nicotine, #research, #smoking-and-tobacco

The Searing Beauty, and Harsh Reality, of a Kentucky Tobacco Harvest

At a family farm in Shelby County, a group of 26 men from Nicaragua and Mexico perform the grueling seasonal work that Americans largely avoid.

#agriculture-and-farming, #foreign-workers, #kentucky, #labor-and-jobs, #photography, #smoking-and-tobacco, #travel-and-vacations, #wages-and-salaries

300 Minutes a Week of Moderate Exercise May Help Ward Off Cancer

More than 46,000 cancers in America each year, or about 3 percent of cases, could be prevented by meeting physical activity guidelines.

#american-cancer-society, #bladder-cancer, #breast-cancer, #cancer, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #exercise, #medicinescience-in-sportsexercise-journal, #smoking-and-tobacco, #stomach-cancer

8 Companies That Changed Their Names to Signal a Strategy Shift

Facebook said on Thursday that it was rebranding as Meta, taking a step to distance itself from the controversies it faces. How has this corporate strategy worked for other companies?

#advertising-and-marketing, #alphabet-inc, #altria-group-inc, #aunt-jemima-milling-co, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #bp-plc, #brin-sergey, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-behavior, #dunkin-donuts, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #ihop-corp, #kentucky-fried-chicken, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #meta, #names-organizational, #page-larry, #philip-morris-companies-inc, #smoking-and-tobacco, #southwest-airlines-company, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #united-states, #valujet-airlines, #weight-watchers-international-inc

Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?

Diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques and help to stabilize them so that you are less likely to have a heart attack.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cholesterol, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #heart, #smoking-and-tobacco

For Women in Their 40s, High Blood Pressure May Carry Special Risks

Women, but not men, with even mildly elevated blood pressure in their early 40s were at increased risk for later heart disease and early death.

#blood-pressure, #cholesterol, #diabetes, #heart, #hypertension, #men-and-boys, #smoking-and-tobacco, #women-and-girls

F.D.A. Authorizes E-Cigarettes to Stay on U.S. Market for the First Time

The agency approved three Vuse vaping products and said their benefits in helping smokers quit outweighed the risks of hooking youths.

#e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #juul-labs-inc, #medicine-and-health, #reynolds-r-j-tobacco-co, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-science

Lawmakers See Path to Rein in Tech, but It Isn’t Smooth

If what faces Big Tech is anything like what happened to Big Tobacco, the road ahead is likely to be a yearslong battle over proposed rules and regulations.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #democratic-party, #facebook-inc, #federal-trade-commission, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #smoking-and-tobacco, #social-media, #whistle-blowers

How Depression and Anxiety Affect Your Physical Health

Mind and body form a two-way street.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #depression-mental, #diabetes, #emotions, #heart, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #smoking-and-tobacco, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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.

#altria-group-inc, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #semenya-caster, #smoking-and-tobacco, #space-and-astronomy, #weather, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

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