Truth Initiative ads show a fictional marketing executive trying to sell the fake e-cigarette to a real store and seeking support from influencers Antitobacco organization Truth Initiative recently hawked a new vaping product to stores and ad agencies, but it wasn’t actually looking to make any sales. The product, the Depression Stick, wasn’t real. It was fabricated to be used as...
A new documentary by The New York Times traces the e-cigarette maker on its path from fledgling start-up to Silicon Valley juggernaut and, eventually, public health villain. Adam Bowen and James Monsees, by their own telling, set out to improve the lives of a billion people by getting them off cigarettes. But somewhere on the path from fledgling start-up to Silicon...

Pfizer recall anti-smoking drug Chantix for high levels nitrosamine, which can...

Pfizer has recalled its popular anti-smoking drug Chantix after it was found to contain high levels of cancer-causing agents called nitrosamines. According...

FDA Issues MDOs to Turning Point Brands, Other Large Vape Companies

Turning Point Brands, the publicly traded company with a presence in multiple segments of the nicotine and tobacco marketplace, confirmed today...

FDA Has Now Denied PMTAs from 295 Vape Companies

The FDA announced today that 127 additional vaping manufacturers have received Marketing Denial Orders (MDOs) for products submitted in Premarket Tobacco...

Facebook Is Taking Steps to Safeguard Canada’s Oct. 21 Federal Election

Political advertising rules that were implemented elsewhere are now in effect Facebook is bringing its political advertising tools and rules to Canada in advance...

Bill targeting extreme content on social media won’t hit tech giant...

Exclusive: Coalition plan to impose jail terms for violent material in wake of Christchurch attack criticised as rushed The Coalition’s bill to...

Banning big tech companies the only way to get leverage, international...

The only way to get leverage over massive technology companies is to ban them entirely, an international assembly of politicians heard...

UK’s Largest Tobacco Company Says Cannabis Is ‘Part Of The Future’

The UK’s biggest tobacco firm, British American Tobacco, has said it sees cannabis as part of its future as it moves...

U.S. Surgeon General Calls For Marijuana Decriminalization

At least he's got something right to say this time. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy believes that marijuana consumption should be decriminalized at...

Teenage Brains May Be Especially Vulnerable to Marijuana and Other Drugs

Teenagers are more likely to get hooked on marijuana, stimulants and other recreational drugs than college-aged or older adults. Adolescents and teenagers...
Whilst referring to the success Sweden has had in reducing smoking rates via snus, conservative party mp David Jones, said the UK should “legalize it now.” Snus is a moist powder tobacco product that is placed under the upper lip for extended periods. It is mostly popular in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, where it is legal and considered an effective tobacco harm...
There is a contentious and ongoing debate regarding what role the concept of “harm reduction” should play for smokers who have rejected FDA approved cessation methods or who find those alternatives unattractive.  Recently, the term has been seized upon by industry and pro-e-cigarette advocates as a proxy for a vision of a lightly regulated market in nicotine products that provides...

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