Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019

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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CHEST PHYSICIANS: Smokers have more blood clots in the lung, leading to higher hospital readmission rates

Patients with lung blood clots who smoke are more likely to be readmitted for lung blood clots than nonsmokers, according to Kam Sing Ho, MD, from Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West in New York City, who will present the study findings at the CHEST Annual Meeting 2019 in New Orleans.

American Lung Association and Anthem Foundation Reach More than 10,000 Public Housing Residents with Quit Smoking Support

American Lung Association helps residents affected by smokefree public housing rule break tobacco addiction

AARC: Supports Administration's Decision to Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes from the Market

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) strongly supports the Administration's announcement on September 11 regarding its plans to remove flavored e-cigarettes from the marketplace and commends its actions to protect our nation's youth from being deceived by the tobacco industry's marketing strategies that have led to the current epidemic of youth e-cigarette and vaping use.

U.S. FDA: Warns JUUL Labs for marketing unauthorized modified risk tobacco products, including in outreach to youth

Agency sends additional letter requesting more information on several issues, including outreach and marketing practices, as part of ongoing investigation

U.S. FDA: Statement from Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D., and CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., on federal and state collaboration to investigate respiratory illnesses reported after use of e-cigarette products

Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working tirelessly to investigate the distressing incidents of severe respiratory disease associated with use of e-cigarette products

URTHLEAF: Introduces Safe and Disposable CBD Vape Pen for Daily Use: CBD Vape Pen for Anxiety and Relaxation

The CBD Vape Pen is a disposable, battery-operated pen that is both compact and visually satisfying. Containing no THC, UrthLeaf offers the Vape Pen as a wellness product that can be purchased singly or as a monthly subscription. The CBD Vape Pen is available directly from the UrthLeaf website.

SNOWPLUS: Launches Smokeless Edition, The First E-Cigarette With No Visible Smoke

Smokeless Edition minimizes second-hand smoke, making it the safest e-cigarette product available in the market

U.S. FDA: Proposes new required health warnings with color images for cigarette packages and advertisements to promote greater public understanding of negative health consequences of smoking

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed ruleto require new health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements to promote greater public understanding of the negative health consequences of smoking.

U.S. FDA: Notifies four companies to remove 44 flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products from the market for not having required marketing authorization

Agency remains vigilant in investigating and taking action against illegally marketed tobacco products amid epidemic of youth e-cigarette use

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: New Report Highlights Big Tobacco's Dangerous Attempts to Co-opt Promising Public Health Policies to Serve Their Own Agenda

Report Also Finds States Are Missing Opportunities to Reduce Suffering and Death from Cancer by Failing to Pass and Implement Evidence-Based Policies

22ND CENTURY GROUP, INC.: FDA Accepts and Files 22nd Century Group’s Modified Risk Tobacco Product Application for VLN™ Cigarettes

22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE American: XXII), a plant biotechnology company that is a world leader in tobacco harm reduction, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted and filed for substantive scientific review the Company’s Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) application for its exclusive Very Low Nicotine Content (VLNC) cigarettes under the proposed brand name of VLNTM. 22nd Century’s proposed VLNTM cigarettes are made with the Company’s proprietary VLNC tobacco and, as a result, contain very low levels of nicotine.

Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana are top states for vaping, study finds

Oklahoma, Kentucky and Indiana topped a new study ranking e-cigarette use in all 50 states.

German scientists grow less addictive tobacco plants

Scientists from the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany successfully grew tobacco plants that only contain 0.04 milligrams of nicotine per gram – 99.7 percent less than other common plants. The team published their research in the Plant Biotechnology Journal in early June this year.

CDC position on vaping may work against harm reduction: critics

Concern over vaping among teens is a driving force behind the message being delivered by government health agencies, but advocates for the use of non-tobacco products believe this could work against harm reduction.

Heated Tobacco Products vaporizing Japanese cigarette sales

Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs) have created a substantial impact in foreign countries, such as Japan and South Korea, gaining a 17.4 percent share of the cigarette and heated-tobacco-stick market and contributing to declining cigarette sales in Japan, according to a report from the American Cancer Society.

‘Tobacco Nation’ youth smoking rate rivals that of many 3rd World nations

If the 13 U.S. states with the highest smoking rates were a nation, it would be among those countries with the highest rates of tobacco use among youth, according to a study from the nonprofit Truth Initiative.

Confusion remains within vaping industry over FDA regulation

Confusion remains among those involved in the vaping industry over what manufacturers must do to comply with future regulations laid down by the Food and Drug Administration, industry insiders said.

Consumer advocate says more vaping studies will help products remain on the market

The chief executive officer for Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASSA) said investigating patterns of use and consumer preferences for e-cigarettes is vital to ensuring that vapor products can remain on the market.

‘Tobacco Nation’ residents face greater mortality risks

In the 13 states with distinctly elevated smoking rates, rates of heart disease, respiratory illness, and lung and other cancers are higher than in the rest of the nation, according to a new study from the Washington-based Truth Initiative.

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