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Nicotine gummies are a ‘public health crisis just waiting to happen,’ FDA says

16 September 2022 By Jen Christensen, CNN First, there were flavored cigarettes that tasted like chocolate or grape. Then came the e-cigarettes in flavors like cotton candy or gummy bear. Now, there are flavored gummies made with nicotine, and the US Food and Drug Administration isn’t happy about it. The agency has been warning parents to keep an eye out …

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Influence of cigarette packet branding and colours on young male smokers’ recognition, appeal and harm perceptions of tobacco brands in Cambodia: a mixed-methods study 

21 September 2022 By Thomas Stubbs, Victoria White, Hua-Hie Yong, Chhea Chhordaphea, John W Toumbourou, BMJ Journals Abstract Objectives To explore how cigarette packet branding and colours influence young male smokers’ perceptions of tobacco brands in Cambodia. Design Mixed-methods study. Setting Worksites, living accommodations, a university and public locations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Participants 147 male Cambodian smokers (18–24 years). Interventions Participants were shown mock-up …

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Opinion: The Kennedy Center should stop promoting Big Tobacco

9 September 2022 By Rebecca Perl, The Washington Post Rebecca Perl, a former health and science reporter for The Post, is vice president of partnerships and initiatives for Vital Strategies, a partner in the tobacco industry watchdog STOP, and advises governments and nongovernmental organizations on communication strategies for tobacco control campaigns around the world as part …

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A Perspective: Decoding the Tobacco Industry’s “Unsmoke the World” Claim

21 September 2022 By Patricio V. Marquez Background There exists much skepticism about the tobacco industry’s claim that it wants to “unsmoke the world”.[1]  Tobacco control proponents question how much the tobacco industry’s “transition narrative” should be trusted. [2] The history of the tobacco industry provides ample evidence for skepticism, if not outright rejection. While scientific studies demonstrated the …

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Philippines: Stronger crackdown on untaxed, imported vape products sought

15 September 2022 By Filane Mikee Cervantes, Philippine News Agency MANILA – A ranking House leader is seeking a stronger crackdown on violations of the Vaping Regulation Law amid reports that some online sales of vapes from abroad are being categorized on online platforms as “toys” and “electronics”. House ways and means committee chair Joey Salceda …

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Innovative Financing to Protect Public Health During a Pandemic

20 September 2022 By Anisa Ismail and Tan Yen Lian, Inter Press Service BANGKOK / PENANG, Sep 20 2022 (IPS) – Economic recovery since the COVID-19 pandemic has been uneven amidst a cautious loosening of restrictions. But even at the height of the pandemic, it was business as usual for the tobacco industry. Tobacco companies remain profitable, making US$ …

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Malaysia: Ban vape and e-cigarettes before more children get hooked on them, CAP urges govt

18 September 2022 By Audrey Dermawan, New Straits Times GEORGE TOWN: The government must make an urgent decision to ban vape and e-cigarettes before more children get hooked on nicotine smoke. The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is appealing to the Health Ministry to make a decision to ban all types of vaping devices and …

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Mass General Study Finds Damage in the Lungs of Chronic E-Cigarette Users

7 September 2022 By McKenzie Ridings, Massachusetts General Hospital  BOSTON – Chronic use of e-cigarettes, commonly known as vaping, can result in progressive small airway obstruction and asthma-like symptoms such as shortness of breath and chest pains, according to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In the first study to microscopically evaluate the pulmonary tissue of …

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Malaysia: Everyone plays an important role in preventing smoking among youths

11 September 2022 By Luqman Hakim, New Straits Times KUALA LUMPUR: Everyone plays an important role in ensuring the younger generation is not exposed to the dangers of smoking, said Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker. He said the Health Ministry was not the sole entity responsible for preventing the habit among …

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