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E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit, U.S. Surgeon General says

E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit, U.S. Surgeon General says

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Jan. 23 (UPI) -- United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams has declared that e-cigarette use doesn't help smokers quit -- but it may get non-smokers to start. Adams made the remarks Thursday as he presented his office's 2020 report on tobacco. He noted that despite the fact that many e-cigarette -- or vaping -- products are promoted as a tool to help smokers quit, scientific evidence supporting these claims remains mixed. The 2020 report -- the 34th overall -- was the first in roughly three decades to address smoking cessation specifically, and it comes in the midst of ongoing debate in Congress and elsewhere about flavored vaping products and their appeal, particularly among young people. Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration announced a ban on flavored e-cigarette prod...
Juul halts US sales of popular mint-flavored e-cigarettes

Juul halts US sales of popular mint-flavored e-cigarettes

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E-cigarette maker Juul Labs says it will stop selling its No. 1 mint-flavored vaping podsBy MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health WriterNovember 7, 2019, 9:57 PM4 min read Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt U.S. sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping. The voluntary step comes days after new government research showed that Juul is the top brand among high schoolers who use e-cigarettes and that many prefer mint. "These results are unacceptable," said the company's CEO K.C. Crosthwaite, adding in a statement that the company must "earn the trust of society." Underage vaping has reached what health officials call epidemic levels. In the latest government survey, 1 in 4 high school students reported using e-cigarette...
Study: One-quarter of high school students use e-cigarettes

Study: One-quarter of high school students use e-cigarettes

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Nov. 5 (UPI) -- More than one in four high school students and one in 10 middle schoolers in the United States are vaping, according to the findings of a new government-led survey published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Additionally, the results of a separate analysis, published simultaneously, confirm concerns that the appeal of so-called e-cigarettes is based on the sweet-tasting flavors available -- with preference for mango, mint and fruit flavors. Manufacturers of the popular brand Juul last month were forced to suspend sales of their fruit-flavored products in the United States, five weeks after the Trump administration proposed banning them, over concerns they effectively encourage teen use. "The whole e-cigarette field is quite controversial," Jessic...
San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarettes

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarettes

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San Francisco has become the first US city to ban e-cigarette sales until their health effects are clearer.Officials on Tuesday voted to ban stores selling the vaporisers and made it illegal for online retailers to deliver to addresses in the city.The California city is home to Juul Labs, the most popular e-cigarette producer in the US.Juul said the move would drive smokers back to cigarettes and "create a thriving black market".San Francisco's mayor, London Breed, has 10 days to sign off the legislation, but has indicated that she would. The law would begin to be enforced seven months from that date, although there have been reports firms could mount a legal challenge.Anti-vaping activists say firms deliberately target young people by offering flavoured ...