Posts Tagged 'smoking'

Chantix Recalled over Carcinogen Contamination

pfizer recalls chantixPatients taking Chantix to help them quit smoking may find the drug a bit harder to locate as multiple lots have been recalled for possible contamination with, of all things, a probable human carcinogen.

Nine lots of varenicline (the drug name for Chantix) have been recalled by Pfizer. Most of the affected lots were still in warehouses and awaiting distribution, however, the company has halted further releases of the medication into U.S. ...

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JUUL Vaping Lawsuits Amended to Show Coronavirus Concerns

confusion over smoking and vaping relationship to covid-19Lawsuits previously filed against Juul Labs over concerns with youth vaping are being amended to reflect the possible detriments to users’ lung health given the respiratory effects of contracting the novel coronavirus.

Records indicate that a complaint filed against the ubiquitous vape maker in San Francisco has since been amended to include claims linked to the respiratory effects of Covid-19, as health officials warn the public ...

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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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