Nicotine

Boston Health Officials Consider New Restrictions On Flavored Tobacco Products

The city’s Public Health Commission is considering a proposal that would limit sales of mint and menthol nicotine and tobacco products to adult-only tobacco retailers.
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California Man Becomes The 7th Person To Die After Vaping, Hundreds Of Others Sickened After Using...

A California man has become the 7th person to die after “vaping” — that is, using an electronic vaporizer machine to heat oil containing nicotine or, in many cases, cannabis, MSN reports. Meanwhile, hundreds of people across...

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Could Fda E-cigarette Regulations Help More People Quit Smoking?

Michael P. Eriksen Health, Americas A sales clerk exhales vapor while smoking with a vaporizer during a wait for customers at the e-cigarette shop Henley Vaporium in New York. E-cigarettes are smoking hot. They are the most popular...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Smoking

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Not Just The Bees, First-of-its-kind Study Shows Neonics May Be Killing Birds Too

“It’s clear evidence these chemicals can affect populations.” In addition to devastating effects on bee populations and the pollination needed to feed humans and other species, widely-used pesticides chemically related to nicotine...
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Medical News Today: E-cigarette Vapors, Even Without Nicotine, May Harm Lungs

New research in mice finds that even nicotine free vaping may harm lung function by causing an abnormal buildup of lipids and harming immune cells.
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Not Just The Bees, First-of-its-kind Study Shows Neonics May Be Killing Birds Too

Julia Conley, staff writerIn addition to their devastating effects on bee populations and the pollination needed to feed humans and other species, widely-used pesticides chemically related to nicotine may be deadly to birds and linked to some bird...
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Vaping Fad Boosts Dangerous Nicotine Addiction

By Wan Manan Muda and Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 10 2019 (IPS) Smoking-related diseases are the major causes of premature death worldwide. Every year, six million smoking-related deaths are reported worldwide. If current smoking...
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Juul Illegally Claimed That Its Products Were Safer Than Cigarettes, Fda Says

Juul illegally marketed its e-cigarettes as less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, and must find a way to correct that violation, according to a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). E-cigarettes like Juuls, which heat liquid...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Smoking

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3 Vaping-related Deaths Confirmed, Another Under Investigation As Search For Cause Goes On

State and federal health officials updated reporters Friday on investigations into cases of pulmonary disease in people who vape nicotine and/or THC.       

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Nicotine And Harm Reduction Newsletter – September 2019

Federal Updates On Aug. 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began investigating an outbreak of severe lung illnesses associated with vaping. In the weeks that followed, more than 200 cases were reported across 25 states. While...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Michigan First State To Ban Flavored E-cigarettes

(via rolandmey/Pixabay) Michigan is the first state to ban flavored nicotine vaping products. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday ordered the state Department of Health and Human Services to issue emergency rules to ban the sale of...

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Michigan Just Became The First State To Ban Flavored E-cigarettes In An Effort To Keep Kids...

Michigan this week became the first U.S. state to ban the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products, which critics say are largely to blame for an epidemic of youth e-cigarette use. “As governor, my number one priority is keeping our kids...

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Georgetown Tobacco Control Expert Outlines Motivations Of Altria-juul Deal And Its Public Health...

The pending deal for Altria to purchase 35% of Juul Labs should serve as a "wake-up call" for the careful monitoring of competition in the nicotine delivery market, and for evaluating how regulations and policies impact cigarette and non-cigarette...
Related topics: Smoking, Altria Group (MO)

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As Vaping-related Lung Illnesses Spike, Investigators Eye Contaminants

THC is increasingly the focus, but officials say they can’t rule out nicotine products.

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Mystery Youth Vaping Disease Reveals Gaping Holes In Regulation

A mysterious outbreak of critical lung disease in scores of teenagers and young adults is forcing federal agencies to grapple with a vast, nearly unregulated market of nicotine- and marijuana-based vaping products. At least 193 potential cases,...

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E-cigs Can Trigger Same Lung Changes Seen In Smokers, Emphysema

UNC scientists found that the lungs of vapers - like the lungs of smokers - have elevated levels of protease enzymes, a condition known to cause emphysema in smokers. The researchers also found that the nicotine in vaping liquids is responsible for...
Related topics: Smoking, Enzymes, Medical Research

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'vaping' Damages Arteries And Blood Vessels Even Without Nicotine, Study Finds

E-cigarettes have been considered a safer alternative to smoking conventional cigarettes and have been used to 'vape' both nicotine and THC. However, their actual safety has long been met with scepticism.
Related topics: Medical Research, Smoking

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Vaping Sicknesses Rising: 153 Cases Reported In 16 States

The C.D.C. said serious respiratory problems were reported in the past two months, though it remained unclear whether vaping nicotine or THC, the high-inducing chemical in marijuana, was the cause.

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Mri Shows Vaping Has Transient Impact On Vascular Function

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 -- In healthy nonsmokers, inhaling nicotine-free electronic cigarette aerosol has a transient impact on endothelial function, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in Radiology. Alessandra Caporale, Ph.D., from the...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Aerosols In E-cigs Harm Vasculature, Even Without Nicotine

The impact of vaping on long-term health is unknown, but inhaling aerosols from a nicotine-free e-cigarette produces a transient harmful effect on blood vessels, a study found. Medscape Medical News
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