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  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • US vaping crisis helped tank merger talks with Altria, Philip Morris lnternational’s CFO says

  • The U.S. vaping crisis helped tank merger talks between Philip Morris International and Altria, a top PMI executive said Thursday.

    PMI and Altria confirmed they were in merger talks in late August before calling off a potential deal in September. King told analysts on a call discussing the company’s third-quarter earnings the discussions were “a natural outgrowth” of Altria and PMI’s work together launching Iqos, PMI’s heated tobacco device, in the U.S.

  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Regulate, but don't ban flavored e-cigarettes

  • A new drug epidemic is sweeping across youth in our nation’s schools and colleges. These products come in attractive flavors like banana split, birthday cake [...] If you think we are talking about electronic cigarettes, you are wrong. The drug that is ravaging the health of youth and young adults across the nation is marijuana. While politicians and policy makers have been busy trying to address the problem of nicotine intake among youth due to their vaping of electronic cigarettes, the problem of youth vaping of marijuana has swept across the nation under their noses.

  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Vaping propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine may lead to lung inflammation

  • The team of researchers, in the pilot clinical trial have found that those who smoked e-cigarettes twice a day for just a month had higher levels of chemicals such as propylene glycol in their blood. This was associated with inflammatory changes in their lungs. The count of the inflammatory cells in their lungs rises over time, speculate the researchers. However, they agree that this was a small study of a short duration and the magnitude of the changes noted in the lungs were small.

  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • These cities have the worst e-cigarette problems

  • Even though vaping has become a problem all across the U.S., some cities have more e-cigarette users than others.

    HeyTutor recently published a report on the metropolitan areas with the highest percentages of e-cigarette users.

    The tutoring company also reported on the growth of e-cigarette use in each city.

    According to the report, there is also a correlation between e-cigarette use and depression.

  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Congressional Hearings Conflate Vaping With Smoking, Legal E-Cigarettes With Black-Market THC Products

  • The titles of two congressional hearings [...] give you a sense of how serious Democratic legislators are about understanding health issues related to vaping. A subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee considered "Legislation to Reverse the Youth Tobacco Epidemic," while a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee heard testimony about "E-Cigarettes: An Emerging Threat to Public Health."

  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Juul agrees to restrict youth advertising

  • Juul has agreed to a settlement restricting its youth advertising practices, the first legally binding commitment related to marketing to children for the embattled e-cigarette company.

    Under the new guidelines, Juul is prohibited from advertising on social media or media outlets with younger readers – specifically, if at least 15% of a publication’s audience is under 21. It cannot advertise within 1,000ft of schools or playgrounds and will be prohibited from using models under the age of 28 in its advertisements. [...]