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Health experts debunk myths on vaping: Does it really help smokers quit? What chemicals are you inhaling?

E-cigarettes are banned in Singapore and getting caught vaping will get you a hefty fine, but that hasn’t stemmed the rising number of offence cases in recent years. CNA Lifestyle asks doctors and pharmacists all about vaping. When it comes to cigarette use, its association with lung disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and congenital deformities is...

If we want to fight cancer, we should tax the companies that cause it

We tax cigarettes and sodas because they’re bad for you. We should tax companies that put carcinogens in the environment. ​​Americans don’t agree on much of anything lately. Except taxes – who doesn’t hate taxes? And also cancer: everyone hates cancer. Maybe hating cancer was on President Joe Biden’s mind when, earlier this month, he shared...

Catholics should care about restricting cigarettes

2022 has been a massive year for public health. No, I am not referring to Covid. In the past few months, the Food and Drug Administration has launched a number of tobacco control measures designed to bring the United States more in line with international standards for cigarette regulation. In April, for instance, the...

Biden administration moves to restrict nicotine levels in tobacco products

The Biden administration signaled Tuesday that it will develop a proposed rule to establish a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes and other tobacco products that will essentially lower the amount of nicotine in products available in the US. It is a step that no other administration has taken before and is one public health experts say...

FDA orders Juul Labs to remove products from US market

The US Food and Drug Administration has ordered Juul Labs Inc. products to be removed from the US market as the agency issued marketing denial orders for its vaping devices and pods. "As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or risk enforcement...

In Phone Calls To Residents, Philip Morris Is Pushing Against D.C.’s Ban On Flavored Tobacco

A group operated by tobacco giant Philip Morris has been calling D.C. residents in recent days, urging them to contact the D.C. Council to oppose a coming ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and menthol cigarettes. The calls have been coming from Citizens for Tobacco Rights, which is directly linked to Philip Morris. A...

Ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars could save hundreds of thousands of lives, experts say

The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a proposed rule this week to ban menthol from cigarettes, as well as to ban flavored cigars. It's a step that public health officials say is essential to protect public health. "I'm really excited about the possibility. At our foundation, we've cared about issues of smoking and...

Policy changes needed for tobacco control

Dr Raouf Alebshehy is a public health consultant with a background in medicine and healthcare reform. He works as monitoring coordinator in Tobacco Tactics, part of the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath, which is research partner in the global tobacco industry watchdog STOP. The number of smokers in the UK has been falling since 2011,...

Study: US Tobacco Tax Increases Could Help Achieve Smokefree Goal by 2030

A recent study published on BMJ’s Tobacco Control, suggests that state cigarette excise tax increases could help achieve the country’s goal of having a 5% cigarette smoking rate. The Healthy People 2030 goal is to reduce US current adult cigarette smoking prevalence to 5% by 2030. In order to determine whether this goal is achievable...

Congressional Attempt to Raise Tobacco Taxes: ‘It Could Happen Again’

While tobacco, vapor tax increases were cut from current legislation, here’s why retailers should remain vigilant Proposed federal tobacco tax rate increases that would have doubled the tax rate for cigarettes and small cigars, among other raises, have been cut. But Thomas Briant, executive director of the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO), Minneapolis, made...