e-cigarettes Press Release
|05/17/2020 - 11:17||
On No Menthol Sunday, Public Health and Social Justice Organizations Call to End Sale of All Flavored Tobacco
Starting Monday, May 18 th , flavored electronic cigarettes will no longer be for sale in New York State, per legislation that was passed in early April as part of the 2020-2021 state budget.
|05/13/2020 - 13:41||
Tobacco Tax Would Boost Public Health and Revenue Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Legislators Could Generate $425 million in Annual Revenue by Including Raised Tobacco Tax in COVID-19 Response Package.
|05/06/2020 - 10:31||
In Mice, Chronic Inhalation of E-cigarette Vapor Negatively Affects Lungs
New York, NY – May 06, 2020 – According to a new study, mice exposed to aerosols generated from both the older box Mod e-cigarettes and the newer, bestselling JUUL e-cigarettes developed changes in pulmonary function, but did not develop changes in heart rate or blood pressure.
|05/05/2020 - 18:53||
Dual E-cigarette and Cigarette Smokers Are Less Successful at Smoking Cessation
New York, NY – May 5, 2020 – In a new study that looks at whether e-cigarettes are helpful in getting poorly motivated smokers to quit, researchers have found that those who smoked both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes were less likely to abstain from smoking than traditional cigarette-only smokers. The study was posted online in the Abstract Issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Abstract #13611. Title: Effect of E-cigarette Use on Smoking Cessation in Low Motivation Smokers.)
|05/04/2020 - 10:44||
Potentially Hazardous Bacterial Contamination Found in JUUL Vaping Products
New York, NY – May 04, 2020 – In the first study of bacterial contamination of JUUL e-cigarettes, public health researchers have found contamination in the brand’s nicotine vaping liquids. The study was posted online in the Abstract Issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Abstract #10365. TITLE: Microbial Toxins In JUUL Nicotine Vaping Products in the USA).
|04/29/2020 - 03:59||
E-cigarette users experience vascular damage similar to that of smokers of combustible cigarettes
Young adults using e-cigarettes experienced arterial stiffness and blood vessel damage similar to those who smoke traditional cigarettes. There was no evidence that using e-cigarettes reduced the cardiovascular injury associated with the use of combustible tobacco products. Researchers said longer-term research is needed to determine if vascular damage from e-cigarettes alone changes over time.
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|03/06/2020 - 07:18||
House Bill 864 Takes Dangerous Step Back in Protecting Georgia Youth
ATLANTA, GA – March 5, 2020 – Yesterday, the House Ways & Means Committee passed HB 864, advancing legislation that would reduce tobacco taxes on certain products by half and fail to adequately tax e-cigarettes amidst talks to significantly increase Georgia’s dangerously low tobacco taxes.
|03/02/2020 - 22:05||
Lieutenant Governor Hochul and Health Commissioner Dr. Zucker Rally Support for Governor Cuomo's #NoVapeNY Campaign
Proposals Build on Governor's Aggressive Actions to Protect New Yorkers from the Dangers of Vaping and Smoking Nicotine Products.
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|02/28/2020 - 11:13||
In Historic Vote, House of Representatives Moves to Prohibit All Flavored Tobacco Products
Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act would also fund community quit smoking programs, create first federal tax on e-cigarettes and make asthma medications more affordable.
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|02/27/2020 - 19:24||
Governor Cuomo Announces New Program to Help Young People Quit Vaping
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State is now offering a free text message program to help kids quit e-cigarettes as the state moves to reverse the alarming rise in youth vaping. Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker unveiled this initiative yesterday at a #NoVapeNY rally along with the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, New York State PTA and Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes at the Wheatley School, a public high school in Old Westbury, Long Island.
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|02/19/2020 - 19:59||
Governor Cuomo Launches Campaign to Ban Flavored Nicotine Vaping Products and Restrict Vaping Ads Aimed at Youth
Governor's Budget Proposal Includes Legislation Authorizing Health Department to Ban Certain Carrier Oils Used in Vaping Products that have Been Connected to Vaping-Related Illnesses.
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|02/12/2020 - 14:09||
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Commits $50,000 to Ballot Campaign to Fight Big Tobacco and Curb Youth E-cigarette Epidemic
PORTLAND, Ore.—The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, has committed $50,000 to Oregonians for a Smoke Free Tomorrow and the ballot campaign to increase the price of cigarettes and other tobacco products including e-cigarettes. With 8,000 cancer advocates across the state, ACS CAN is committed to investing in the campaign to beat Big Tobacco, reduce tobacco use and combat the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use to save lives.
|02/11/2020 - 13:31||
Health Groups Respond to Comptroller Franchots Enforcement Action on Flavored E-cigarettes
Yesterday, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced immediate action that will take many disposable flavored e-cigarettes off the market in Maryland. The announcement comes in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) loophole-filled policy that will restrict the sale of certain flavored e-cigarettes, but leave some flavored products that appeal to kids widely available.
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|02/10/2020 - 18:26||
Maryland Comptroller E-cigarette Action: Wont Do Enough to Protect Kids, But HB3/SB233 Would
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 10, 2020—Today, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced he will be taking some disposable flavored e-cigarettes off the market in Maryland, which follows the Food and Drug Administration’s new policy to restrict the sale of certain flavored e-cigarettes.
|01/30/2020 - 09:53||
Amarantus Acquires Majority Interest in CBD Wellness Company Hempori
Concurrent with this announcement, Hempori has placed an initial purchase order for hemp smokes from Emerald Organic Products, Inc.
|01/29/2020 - 02:22||
American Lung Association 'State of Tobacco Control' Report Highlights Opportunity for Pennsylva
American Lung Association 'State of Tobacco Control' Report Highlights Opportunity for Pennsylvania to Prioritize Public Health over the Tobacco Industry by Increasing Funding for Tobacco Preventi.
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|01/28/2020 - 22:25||
American Lung Association Issues 18th State of Tobacco Control ReportFederal Government Falls Far Short, Earns as Many Fs as A Grades
Facing ongoing youth vaping epidemic, federal, state and local governments have opportunity to pass strong tobacco control policies, prioritize public health over the tobacco industry and improve grades.
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|01/17/2020 - 00:14||
NEW YORK KIDS CANT WAIT! LAWMAKERS MUST END THE SALE OF ALL FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS NOW
More than 40 statewide organizations call for immediate action on youth tobacco crisis, new urgency needed due to state Supreme Court ruling.
|01/07/2020 - 15:59||
Vaping Increases Odds of Asthma and COPD
Using data from a large federal government telephone survey of adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that inhaling heated tobacco vapor through e-cigarettes was linked to increased odds of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), conditions long demonstrated to be caused by smoking traditional, combustible cigarettes. The data, the researchers say, also suggest that odds of developing COPD may be as much as six times greater when people report they both vape and smoke tobacco regularly, compared with those who don’t use any tobacco products at all.
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|01/03/2020 - 19:53||
FDA Bans Fruity and Mint Flavored Cartridge-Based E-Cigs
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance banning most flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes, except for tobacco and menthol flavors. The guidance permits the sale of e-liquid flavors used in open vaping systems and in disposable, single-use vape products.
|01/03/2020 - 01:54||
STS Criticizes Dialed-Back E-Cig Flavor Ban
CHICAGO (January 3, 2020) — The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is deeply disappointed that a proposed rule authorizing a nationwide ban of flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) did not include menthol. The Society believes that the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) omission carries risks and continues to threaten public health.
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|01/02/2020 - 15:26||
Leading Health Organization Reacts to D.C. Council E-Cigarette Proposals
WASHINGTON—Today, the D.C. City Council held a hearing on three separate pieces of legislation designed to regulate the sale and use of flavored e-cigarettes.
|01/02/2020 - 14:45||
FDA Sends Trump New Guidance on Vape Flavor Ban
WASHINGTON—New guidance on flavored e-cigarettes is expected from the Trump Administration as early as tomorrow, the Wall Street Journal reports. Sources familiar with the policy have shared that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to ban the sale of flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes, with the exception of tobacco and menthol flavors. However, the policy reportedly will still allow the sale of flavored tank vaping systems, which are sold primarily in vape shops.
|01/02/2020 - 00:34||
FDA finalizes enforcement policy on unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes that appeal to children, including fruit and mint
Companies that do not cease manufacture, distribution and sale of unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes (other than tobacco or menthol) within 30 days risk FDA enforcement actions.
|01/02/2020 - 00:06||
Statement: FDA fails to fully protect kids from nicotine addiction
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration issued a policy today that would take many flavors of cartridge-based e-cigarettes such as Juul temporarily off the market due to their appeal to kids. Menthol and tobacco-flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes and any non-cartridge-based flavored products will remain on the market.