Tag: nicotine

E-Cigarettes Are Effective at Helping Smokers Quit, a Study Says

It has been one of the most pressing unanswered questions in public health: Do e-cigarettes actually help smokers quit? Now, the first, large rigorous assessment offers an unequivocal answer: yes. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that e-cigarettes were nearly twice as effective as […]

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Juul Closes Deal with Tobacco Giant Altria

The tobacco giant Altria has agreed to pay nearly $13 billion for a 35 percent stake in Juul Labs, the wildly popular vaping company that burst on the scene in 2015, with a mission to render cigarettes obsolete. The all-cash deal, approved late Wednesday by the company boards and announced […]

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Juul May Get Billions in Deal With One of World’s Largest Tobacco Companies

E-cigarette maker Juul, which has vowed to make cigarettes obsolete, is near to inking a deal to become business partners with Altria, one of the world’s largest tobacco companies. The union — which would create an alliance between one of public health’s greatest villains and the start-up that would upend […]

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Addicted to Vaped Nicotine, Teenagers Have No Clear Path to Quitting

A Harvard addiction medicine specialist is getting calls from distraught parents around the country. A Stanford psychologist is getting calls from rattled school officials around the world. A federal agency has ordered a public hearing on the issue. Alarmed by the addictive nature of nicotine in e-cigarettes and its impact […]

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How to Help Teenagers Quit Vaping

Vaping is surging among American adolescents. According to one national survey, 3.6 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2018. Another found that the rise in vaping from 2017 to 2018 was the sharpest for any substance the researchers had investigated in the project’s 44-year history. While e-cigarettes […]

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Study Shows Big Rise in Teen Vaping This Year

A steep rise in nicotine vaping over the past year, accompanied by widespread minimizing of its potential harm, dominated the findings of a closely watched annual survey of American teenagers, released Monday. The vaping increase was so precipitous, researchers said, that it was the largest annual jump in the use […]

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Juul’s New Product: Less Nicotine, More Intense Vapor

WASHINGTON — Juul Labs has soared to the top of the United States e-cigarette market in just three years with its high-nicotine products that give off just a wisp of vapor. Now, facing public backlash and overseas restrictions, the company is working on a way to lower the nicotine in […]

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Q&A: The ABCs of E-Cigarettes

The term “electronic cigarette” refers to a battery-powered device that heats a tank or cartridge of liquid usually containing nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals, but not the cancer-causing tar found in tobacco cigarettes. Users inhale and exhale the vapor. The devices come in numerous shapes, including ones that look like […]

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F.D.A. Plans to Seek a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

In a landmark move bound to further shake the tobacco industry, the Food and Drug Administration plans to propose a ban on menthol cigarettes next week as part of its aggressive campaign against flavored e-cigarettes and some tobacco products, agency officials said. The proposal would have to go through the […]

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This Mom Is Suing Juul Because Her Teen Is ‘Unable to Stop’ Vaping

Photo of a Juul via Flickr user Vaping360; photo of a man vaping by Matt Cardy/Getty Images Juul has become insanely popular among teens since the thumb drive e-cigs entered the market in 2015, and the company’s caught some serious flak over how much underage kids love ripping the things. Now, the mother of one 15-year-old […]

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