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FDA forces all Juul products off the US market [Updated]

FDA forces all Juul products off the US market [Updated]

Enlarge / Mint and menthol pods for Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarettes are displayed for sale at a store in Princeton, Illinois, in September 2019. Update 6/23/2022 11:15am ET: The Food and Drug Administration this morning denied marketing authorization for all Juul products currently sold in the US, effectively shuttering the e-cigarette giant that once dominated…
FDA reportedly preparing to force Juul products off the US market

FDA reportedly preparing to force Juul products off the US market

Enlarge / Mint and menthol pods for Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarettes are displayed for sale at a store in Princeton, Illinois, in September 2019. The Food and Drug Administration is reportedly preparing to deny authorization of Juul's tobacco- and menthol-flavored products, effectively forcing the e-cigarette giant out of the US market, according to a report…
How the tobacco industry targeted Black Americans with menthol smokes

How the tobacco industry targeted Black Americans with menthol smokes

Left: A Kool cigarettes advertisement targeting Black communities for a sponsored event, the Kool Jazz Festival; Right: A Newport cigarettes ad targeting young Black customers. Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising hide caption toggle caption Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising Left: A Kool cigarettes advertisement targeting Black communities for a…
How Tobacco Plants May Be Key In Preventing COVID-19

How Tobacco Plants May Be Key In Preventing COVID-19

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Historically tobacco plants are responsible for their share of illness and death. But two companies are using the plants to produce proteins for a vaccine. One candidate vaccine is in clinical trials.
Why Tobacco Industry Giants Backed Raising The Minimum Age Of Purchase

Why Tobacco Industry Giants Backed Raising The Minimum Age Of Purchase

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Congress is trying to crack down on teenagers and young adults using tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption toggle caption Tony Dejak/AP Congress is trying to crack down on teenagers and young adults using tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Tony Dejak/AP For decades, major tobacco companies have fought against raising the age limit to…
To attempt to comprehend the youths, scientists sleuthed through their garbage

To attempt to comprehend the youths, scientists sleuthed through their garbage

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Enlarge / Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau is disguised as a mountain climber, while hiding in a trash can, in a scene from the film 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again', 1976. (Photo by United Artists/Getty Images) While the government may be considered Big Brother, a team of researchers in California are officially that parent. The researchers…
Juul stops all United States advertisements, boots CEO

Juul stops all United States advertisements, boots CEO

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Enlarge / Menthol pods for Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarettes are displayed for sale at a store in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. As e-cigarette-maker Juul faces increasingly searing scrutiny for allegedly marketing its products to teens and helping ignite an “epidemic” of youth vaping, the company announced Wednesday that its CEO is…
CDC fine-tunes meaning of vaping-linked health problems, reduces case count

CDC fine-tunes meaning of vaping-linked health problems, reduces case count

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Enlarge / A man smokes an e-cigarette. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated and revised the national tally of illnesses linked to the use of e-cigarettes, aka vaping, dropping the count from 450 possible cases to 380 confirmed and probable cases, the agency announced late Thursday. The new figure follows a clearer…
United Tobacco Vapor Group Creator Goes over FDA’s Strategy To Prohibit Flavored E-Cigarettes

United Tobacco Vapor Group Creator Goes over FDA’s Strategy To Prohibit...

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ray Story of The United Tobacco Vapor Group about the Food and Drug Administration's plan to develop guidelines to remove all e-cigarette flavors except tobacco from the market. AILSA CHANG, HOST: The Trump administration plans to ban nearly all flavored vaping products - think blueberry, vanilla, cherry e-cigarettes. About a…
Vaping connected to 94 mystical cases of extreme lung illness in 14 states

Vaping connected to 94 mystical cases of extreme lung illness in...

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Enlarge / A person smokes a Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarette. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Saturday that it’s investigating a puzzling burst of severe lung-disease cases linked to e-cigarette product use or “vaping.” Between June 28 and August 15, health officials have counted 94 probable cases of severe lung illness in 14…

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