Posts Tagged 'nicotine'

New Reports Show Enhanced Harms from Smoking While Vaping

vaping while still smoking could amplify lung, stroke riskWhile vaping may have originally been intended as a path toward harm reduction and smoking cessation, there are a significant number of people vaping who haven’t yet cut their reliance on traditional cigarettes. New studies seem to suggest that the harms from this kind of dual use are enhanced over and above the individual impacts of either activity.

Reuters recently reported on a new study of over 161,000 people. Of ...

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It’s Becoming Pretty Obvious that Juul Targeted Kids

2 investigative reports show intense marketing of Juul to childrenThey say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but the final months of 2019 might have people at Juul thinking otherwise. Two new investigative reports released late last year, one from The New York Times and the other from Reuters, lay out powerful arguments indicating that Juul was never intended solely to be a smoking cessation aid or an alternative to traditional cigarettes. In fact, the ...

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Juul Lawsuits Escalate from Targeting Marketing Tactics to Claims of Injury and Death

first lawsuit filed over Juul deathAt this point, news of lawsuits filed against e-cigarette maker Juul Labs over its marketing practices and claims of youth targeting is nothing new. Long criticized for the lengths it went to target the young, a recent onslaught of lawsuits has thrust those marketing tactics directly into the spotlight.

The recent outbreak of vaping-related illnesses hasn’t helped Juul’s situation. And, while scientists still work to determine the actual cause of a sickness that ...

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It’s a Bad Time to Be in the Vape Business

Vapes. Oils. Juuls. Pods. THC. Nicotine. Lung damage and disease. Death.

The past few months have seen a spotlight turned onto the vaping industry unlike anything it has experienced in its relatively short history. And, depending on who you ask, there are just as many causes for that as there are lawsuits that have been filed as a result.

Momentum has been building against Juul, the preeminent vape manufacturer and the company that thrust vaping into the spotlight, for quite some time. ...

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Confusion, Frustration as Vaping-related Illness Numbers Continue to Rise with No New Answers

cdc issues stricter vape warning than fdaThe CDC has begun recommending that people discontinue the use of any electronic cigarette or other device used for vaping until it can say, with some degree of certainty, what has been making people sick across the country and, in some cases, costing people their lives. This recommendation is a change from the FDA’s initial direction on the matter that specifically targeted illicit, street-purchased vape cartridges ...

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As New School Year Starts, Youth Vaping Takes Center Stage

youth vaping big concern as new school year startsAs the nation’s kids start packing backpacks and heading out the door for another school year, parents are eyeing those packs in increasing numbers and wondering if their children might be vaping. The CDC, the FDA, and a growing number of physicians are ringing alarm bells on statistics that indicate that the youth vaping trend is growing, and they want to get the word out about the consequences. ...

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