Monday, January 27, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

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SMBB: Montgomery County District Attorney Sues To Stop Vaping-Industry Giant Juul From Harming Minors And To Remediate Community Harm Already Caused

In an unprecedented action, the Montgomery County District Attorney filed a civil complaint in the Court of Common Pleas against vaping industry giant JUUL, Inc. to hold the company responsible for its illegal, predatory business practices aimed at turning minors into addicts, it was jointly announced today by District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and special outside counsel Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C. (SMBB).

CDC: What young adults need to know about lung injuries associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products

Nearly 80% of patients with lung injury related to use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products are younger than 35 years old. More than half are under 25! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) together with state and local health departments and federal partners including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues investigating this national outbreak of lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products.

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.

U.S. FDA: Statement on consumer warning to stop using THC vaping products amid ongoing investigation into lung illnesses

Statement from Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D., on consumer warning to stop using THC vaping products amid ongoing investigation into lung illnesses

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

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

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

U.S. FDA: Launches its first youth e-cigarette prevention TV ads, plans new educational resources as agency approaches one-year anniversary of public education campaign

“The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign aims to reach nearly 10.7 million at-risk youth through TV, digital platforms, social media, in-school ads and posters nationwide

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Foundation funded by Philip Morris ‘hijacks’ SEATCA’s Smoke-Free Index

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has accused the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) funded by Philip Morris International (PMI) of hijacking the former Smoke-Free Index.

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO: British American Tobacco unveils transformed science website

British American Tobacco’s dedicated science website, bat-science.com, has been transformed to showcase the science and innovation behind the company’s potentially reduced-risk products (PRRPs).

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Secondhand Smoke Is Much More Than Just a Smelly Nuisance

Many of us still mourn the death of the much-loved disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, affectionately known as Pak Topo, who, despite stage-four lung cancer, continued to provide regular updates on the country’s inordinate number of natural disasters.

GLOBAL CENTER FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE IN TOBACCO CONTROL: Public Statement in relation to the invitation to attend tobacco industry-backed ‘Smoke Free Dialogue’

GGTC received invitations for two officers to attend the Smoke Free Dialogue, an event organized by SustainAbility, which is funded by the Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW), on July 25 in Bangkok, Thailand.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Time to quit?

Cigarette packs contain warnings about the health hazards of smoking. And with so few public places where people are allowed to smoke, one has to wonder—why do people still smoke?

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Indonesia: Small step for health

Treading softly and ever so cautiously is the hallmark of our policy on tobacco, the livelihood for millions of farmers and their families. The industry, among the country’s largest taxpayers, has been identified as a major contributor to heart disease and stroke, adding pressure to a bleeding national health insurance program.

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