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Candy-Flavored E-Cigarettes Threaten to Hook a New Generation of Kids

02/14/2018

As fewer kids smoke traditional cigarettes, tobacco companies are enticing them with a booming market of sweet-flavored tobacco products, especially electronic cigarettes and cigars, according to a report issued by five leading public health organizations. E-cigarettes are sold in over 7,700 flavors, …

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Online Tobacco Marketing Increases Risks That Teens Will Use Tobacco Products

02/05/2018

The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that a study in the February 2018 Pediatrics found that teenagers who engaged with online tobacco marketing were more likely to try and use tobacco products more frequently, and less likely to stop using the products. …

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FDA Panel Mostly Rejects Philip Morris’s Claims That New Smokeless Device Less Harmful

01/29/2018

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids January 25, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee today found that scientific evidence Philip Morris International provided contains serious gaps and was insufficient to support …

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Graphic Anti-Smoking Posters May Up Teens’ Smoking Risk

01/23/2018

Exposing teens to graphic anti-smoking posters may actually increase the risk that some start smoking, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Conducted in a one-of-a-kind laboratory that replicates a convenience store, the study found that some teens who viewed …

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An Opioid Remedy That Works: Treat Pain And Addiction At The Same Time

01/16/2018

Seven years ago, Robert Kerley, who makes his living as a truck driver, was loading drywall when a gust of wind knocked him off the trailer. Kerley fell 14 feet and hurt his back. For pain, a series of doctors …

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