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Massachusetts sues Juul over e-cigarette marketing tactics

Massachusetts sues Juul over e-cigarette marketing tactics

Health
Massachusetts has sued electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc., accusing the company of deliberately targeting young people through its marketing campaignsBy STEVE LeBLANC Associated PressFebruary 12, 2020, 8:34 PM4 min readBOSTON -- Massachusetts sued electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc. on Wednesday, accusing the company of deliberately targeting young people through its marketing campaigns. Attorney General Maura Healey's office said the nation's biggest e-cigarette maker is responsible for “creating a youth vaping epidemic” with deceptive advertising tactics designed to lure in teen users. “Our message today is simple: Juul can't profit off the addiction of young people," Healey said. Healey announced her investigation into Juul in July 2018 and asked the company to turn ove
Instagram e-cigarette posts banned by ad watchdog

Instagram e-cigarette posts banned by ad watchdog

Technology
Four vaping companies, including British American Tobacco (BAT), have had Instagram posts promoting e-cigarettes banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).The posts showed models and celebrities such as Lily Allen holding electronic cigarettes.The advertising of these products is banned on social media.One of the groups that had complained said the ruling was "a huge step forward"."While the ASA ruling is great news, urgent policy change is needed from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to prevent BAT and other tobacco companies from using social media to advertise their harmful products to young people around the world," the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said in a statement. ...
FDA nominee ducks questions on Trump e-cigarette flavor ban

FDA nominee ducks questions on Trump e-cigarette flavor ban

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Trump’s pick to lead FDA sidesteps questions on future of proposed ban on vaping flavorsBy MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health WriterNovember 20, 2019, 10:07 PM4 min read President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration sidestepped questions Wednesday on the future of a 2-month-old proposal to ban most flavored electronic cigarettes. Dr. Stephen Hahn told Senate lawmakers that a recent wave of underage vaping is an “urgent, important crisis” and demands “aggressive action.” But he said he is not privy to the administration’s plans for vaping flavors, which are pending. Hahn also told members of the Senate’s health committee that he had not discussed the issue with the president. The full Senate must vote on whether to confirm him to the position. Senators from both parties p
AMA calls for ban on all e-cigarette, vaping products

AMA calls for ban on all e-cigarette, vaping products

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Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The American Medical Association has called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that have not been approved as cessation tools by the Food and Drug Administration. In a statement Tuesday, the AMA said it is urging all levels of government to ban the sale and distribution of all e-cigarette and vaping products unless sold by prescription to aid in the quitting of smoking tobacco. The influential doctors group also called for studies into the effectiveness of these products on tobacco cessation and other potential drug and non-drug treatment strategies for minors addicted to nicotine. It also urged for policies to persuade retail pharmacies to immediately end the sale of tobacco products and for the adoption of diagnostic codes for e-cigarette and vaping...
E-cigarette flavors worsen asthma symptoms, study says

E-cigarette flavors worsen asthma symptoms, study says

Health
Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Some flavors of e-cigarettes may aggravate asthma symptoms in vapers, new findings show. The results, published Friday in Scientific Reports, contradict beliefs that e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. Past research suggests teens with asthma may also more be drawn to e-cigarettes as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco. "The majority of e-cigarette smokers use flavored liquids but there is some evidence that flavor additives can be toxic when inhaled," David Chapman, a researcher at the University of Technology Sydney and study lead author, said in a news release. The researchers studied the effect of e-cigarette flavors Black Licorice, Kola, Banana Pudding or Cinnacide, with and without 12 mg/mL nicotine, on lab mice with an airway disease. O