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FDA Clears First Tobacco Product for Marketing

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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For the first time since it was given the power to regulate tobacco, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized marketing of a new product. The agency said that eight new smokeless snus products, to be sold in the United States under the “General” brand name by Stockholm-based Swedish Match AB, are now […]

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Researchers Find Hookah Smoking Can Lead to Serious Oral Conditions – Equivalent To Smoking 100 Cigarettes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Source: www.multivu.com Author: PR Newswire   CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.3 million Americans smoke tobacco from pipes, and many of those who smoke waterpipes, or hookahs, believe it’s less harmful than cigarettes. However, research published in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) suggests hookah […]

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Alternative Tobacco Products as a Second Front in the War on Tobacco

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Source: www.jamanetwork.com Authors: Samir Soneji, PhD; James D. Sargent, MD; Susanne E. Tanski, MD, MPH; Brian A. Primack, MD, PhD Associations Between Initial Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking and Snus Use and Subsequent Cigarette Smoking: Results From a Longitudinal Study of US Adolescents and Young Adults Importance Many adolescents and young adults use alternative tobacco products, […]

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Works Globally to Fight Antismoking Measures

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Source: www.nytimes.com Author: Danny Hakim   A demonstration against World No Tobacco Day in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2013. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its foreign affiliates have joined efforts to fight antismoking laws around the world. Credit Romeo Gacad/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images KIEV, Ukraine — A parliamentary hearing was convened here in March […]

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Professional Rodeo Competitors Join Fight Against Oral Cancer

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Source: www.upr.org Author: Melissa Allison   The number of oral cancer deaths related to tobacco use is on the rise nationwide according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Brian Hill is the founder of the OCF and a survivor of the disease. Cody Kiser encourages the youth to not start using tobacco to help secure good […]

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Smoking rates are down, but a different type of tobacco use is on the rise

Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.com Author: Anna Almendrala First, the good news: Smoking rates are down significantly in 26 states. The bad news? The use of smokeless tobacco (also known as dip, snuff or chew) is up in four states, while using both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco is up significantly in five states. “Although overall cigarette smoking prevalence […]

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FDA Advisory Committee hesitates to endorse message of safe smokeless tobacco

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Source: www.medpagetoday.com Author: Shannon Firth An FDA advisory panel were reluctant to recommend a gentler warning label for one brand of smokeless tobacco products at a committee hearing on Friday. Swedish Match North America (SMNA), the first company to be considered for a modified risk tobacco designation by the FDA, is asking to replace a […]

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Great American Spit Out warns of new tobacco lures

Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Source: www.orlandosentinel.com Author: Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel As anti-tobacco advocates celebrate today’s Great American Spit Out — the “chew” equivalent of the Great American Smoke Out — health officials warn that new dissolvable and flavored varieties of smokeless-tobacco products are targeting teens in a mission to get them hooked. Newly released data from state health […]

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Oral cancer on rise in young people

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Source: www.wwltv.com Author: Jaclyn Kelley Alex Dupuy is like most 15-year-old boys, except for one very special talent. Last year he stole the headlines during a bowling tournament for bowling a perfect 300. But that high wouldn’t last long. “My son came to us one day and said I have an ulcer, and we thought, […]

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Study: smoking marijuana found non-carcinogenic

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Source: americanlivewire.com Author: staff Smoking marijuana does not appear to increase the risk of lung cancer or head-and-neck malignancies, even among heavy users, researchers reported here. “We expected that we would find that a history of heavy marijuana use, more than 500 to 1,000 uses, would increase the risk of cancer from several years to […]

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