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A new study is the first to explore the effect of misinformation on Twitter about e-cigarette harms. UK and US adult smokers who were considering using e-cigarettes were deterred when exposed to tweets falsely implying the devices are more harmful than conventional cigarettes, finds new research. The study, published in BMJ Open and led by researchers at the University of Bristol (UK)...
Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized the sale of e-cigarette products for the first time ever. The American Lung Association expressed displeasure, saying they are “dismayed” by the authorization.  We spoke with pulmonologists at SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital, who said this decision from the FDA is alarming. “This has been a disappointing decision mainly due to its effect...

FDA Permits Marketing of New Oral Tobacco Products through Premarket Tobacco...

Data Show Youth, Non-Smokers, and Former Smokers Are Unlikely to Initiate or Reinitiate Tobacco Use with These Products Today, the U.S. Food...

FDA says more than 5 million electronic cigarettes must be taken...

The agency has deferred its decision on the largest vaping companies, including Juul. FDA has ordered more than 5 million e-cigarette products...

One Hundred Tobacco Control Experts Urge WHO to Adopt Harm Reduction

On October 18, 100 tobacco control experts called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to accept the reality of safer nicotine alternatives. The...

Concerns over social media effects on teenagers are overblown and lack...

Concerns over how social media impacts teenagers’ wellbeing and quality of life have been overblown and are not supported by solid...

Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans for Government Takeover of the Internet

All your base are belong to us. A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating...

About that Facebook trust ranking

To the complete horror and amusement of those watching the grand experiment Facebook is doing on everyone, this week we found...

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...
If there is something that every smoker confesses to, it is the desire to quit. However, many will add that they easily relapse as their body craves the deprived nicotine when they put the cigarettes down. For many nicotine addicts, cigarettes are the main source despite the harmful effects that come from combusted tobacco. The general policy approach has been...
Global experts call on World Health Organisation to ditch ‘prohibitionist’ anti-vaping stance The WHO’s “prohibitionist” anti-vaping policy will lead to “more death and suffering from smoking”, according to more than 100 global experts. More than 100 global experts have slammed the World Health Organisation for a stubborn anti-vaping stance that is contributing to “millions” of avoidable smoking-related deaths. In an open letter...

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