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One in six U.S. teens used tobacco in 2020, government figures show

One in six U.S. teens used tobacco in 2020, government figures show

Health
Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Roughly one in six teens across the United Stated used some type of tobacco product in 2020, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means that nearly 4.5 million teens nationally used traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes or chewing tobacco this year, officials estimated. Advertisement The relatively high level of product use persists, despite recent research suggesting that the number of teens who smoke cigarettes or opt for chewing tobacco has declined in recent years. As a result, the estimates indicate that teen tobacco use is now being fueled by e-cigarettes or vaping, officials said. "These findings demonstrate success in reducing youth use of tobacco overall, while also revealing changes in use patterns that will...
Age limit now 21 across US for cigarettes, tobacco products

Age limit now 21 across US for cigarettes, tobacco products

Health
Anyone under 21 can no longer legally buy cigarettes, cigars or any other tobacco product in the U.S. A new law enacted last week by Congress also applies to electronic cigarettes and vaping devices that heat a liquid containing nicotineBy LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Medical WriterDecember 27, 2019, 8:59 PM2 min read Anyone under 21 can no longer legally buy cigarettes, cigars or any other tobacco products in the U.S. The new law enacted last week by Congress also applies to electronic cigarettes and vaping products that heat a liquid containing nicotine. The provision raising the legal limit from 18 to 21 nationwide was in a massive spending bill passed by Congress and signed by the president on Dec. 20. About one-third of states already had their own laws restricting tobacco sales to people 21 ...

Top Kenya court dismisses British American Tobacco challenge

World
Kenya’s Supreme Court has dismissed a British American Tobacco challenge to regulations that charge the tobacco industry a fee to help compensate people affected by smokingBy TOM ODULA AssociatedNovember 26, 2019, 10:06 PM2 min read Kenya’s Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a British American Tobacco challenge to regulations that charge the tobacco industry a fee to help compensate people affected by smoking. The regulations conform to the constitution and its goal of protecting the lives of Kenyans, the justices said. “It is not enough for the appellant (BAT) to say that the limitations are not justifiable. The limitation has to be weighed against the larger society. There is no way regulations can be made without considering the health of the people. It is like an ostrich burying its he
FDA approves sale of new electronic tobacco product

FDA approves sale of new electronic tobacco product

Health
April 30 (UPI) -- The Food and Drug Administration gave a new electronic tobacco device the green light to enter the U.S. market Tuesday. The FDA announced that it authorized the marketing of Philip Morris' new IQOS "Tobacco Heating System," an electronic device that heats "tobacco-filled sticks wrapped in paper," producing a nicotine-containing aerosol. "While today's action permits the tobacco products to be sold in the United States, it does not mean these products are safe or 'FDA approved,' " the agency said. The product was given the okay following a "rigorous science-based review" that weighted its risks and benefits to the population as well as tobacco users and non-users, particularly youth, it said. The FDA said it gave its authorization in part because the product may have he...
World's biggest tobacco company to phase out cigarettes

World's biggest tobacco company to phase out cigarettes

Technology
In a swish research centre on the edge of a Swiss lake, the world's biggest cigarette company is re-inventing itself. Philip Morris International - which makes Marlboro and several other leading brands - has vowed to phase out cigarettes and move into smoke-free products instead.And the complex of laboratories is a signal of intent.It's spent £3.5bn on science and technology so far, clocking up more than 3,000 patents, with another 5,000 pending.Sky News was given unprecedented access, allowed to see banks of machines that "smoke", and a laboratory where scientists monitor the impact of chemicals on the tiny hairs inside the lungs and airways. Image: Fewer than 15% of adults now smoke in the UK, compared to 21% a decade ago ...