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  • FDA permits another e-cigarette, pledges decisions soon on big brands

    FDA permits another e-cigarette, pledges decisions soon on big brands

    The Food and Drug Administration, kicking off what is expected to be a period of intensified activity on the contentious issue of e-cigarettes, on Thursday authorized several tobacco-flavored vaping products made by the company Logic, and signaled it would soon announce whether other big-name brands will be allowed to keep selling their…

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  • 22nd Century Group makes very-low-nicotine cigarettes at its Mocksville plant. Photo courtesy of 22nd Century Group

    FDA authorizes very-low-nicotine cigarettes. The only manufacturer has a plant in Mocksville

    Tobacco consumers have been given another Food and Drug Administration-authorized modified-risk option in two very-low-nicotine traditional cigarette brands. The FDA approved Thursday the designation for the “VLN King” and “VLN Menthol King” brands of 22nd Century Group Inc., which has its manufacturing plant in Mocksville with 56 employees. It’s a controversial authorization…

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  • Juul reached “decacorn status”—a $10 billion valuation—quicker than any company in Silicon Valley history.JAMIE CHUNG/TRUNK ARCHIVE.

    What we lost when vaping got political

    It is easy to forget now, given the speed with which we grew accustomed to the sight of our fellow citizens noisily dragging on devices that wouldn’t have been out of place on the set of Dune, but it was only in 2015 that Juul cracked the code on the unembarrassing electronic…

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    The FDA Exhales a Vape Approval

    After years of debate, research, and data accumulation, the FDA finally approved a vape for commercial use. With the debate continuing, children are becoming the new battlefield.  On Oct. 12, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) announced the first vape authorized for mass marketing and distribution in the United States. In…

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  • FDA OKs first e-cigarette, Vuse, a vaping device from RJ Reynolds, citing benefit to smokers

    FDA OKs first e-cigarette, Vuse, a vaping device from RJ Reynolds, citing benefit to smokers

    Story Highlights Tuesday’s decision only applies to Vuse’s Solo e-cigarette and its tobacco-flavored nicotine cartridges. Launched in 2013, Vuse Solo is a rechargeable metallic device that’s shaped like a traditional cigarette. Vuse is the No. 2 vaping brand in the U.S. behind Juul, accounting for about a third of all…

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  • Vaping and e-cigarette products on display in a store in New York. Since the decline occurred during the pandemic, researchers weren’t sure if the data reflected a long-term trend.Credit...Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

    Youth Vaping Declined Sharply for Second Year, New Data Show

    Teen use of electronic cigarettes fell sharply in 2021, the second consecutive year of big declines, according to the government’s annual National Youth Tobacco Survey. This year, 11.3 percent of high school students reported that they currently vape — down from 19.6 percent in 2020 and strikingly lower than the…

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  • Packages of Juul mint-flavored electronic cigarettes are displayed at San Rafael Smoke Shop in 2019 in San Rafael, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

    The FDA Postpones A Long-Awaited Decision On Juul’s Vaping Products

    The Food and Drug Administration said it has ruled on whether some electronic cigarette products can remain on the market, but that it’s also delaying action on products made by Juul, which accounts for 40% of the e-cigarette market. The FDA said Thursday it has issued marketing denial orders for more than…

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  • Are they banning delta 8 hemp moon rocks in Texas?

    Are they banning delta 8 hemp moon rocks in Texas?

    Have you been hearing the term moon rocks going around lately? If not, then you’re about to. Moon rocks are a relatively newer product in the world of Cannabis. If you’ve ever come across one, then it is self-explanatory as to how it got its name. The recent years saw…

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  • 5 major findings in Vaping in England: 2021 evidence update summary

    400+ Vape Businesses Urge FedEx to Change Shipping Rules

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the American Vaping Association, a pro-vaping advocacy organization, sent a letter to FedEx signed by 428 small business owners urging the carrier to reconsider its recent policy change that prohibits them from shipping or receiving vaping products, otherwise known as e-cigarettes. The letter warns that the refusal of…

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  • Modern electronic cigarettes and bottles with assorted vape liquid on black background

    Ban on flavored vaping may have led teens to cigarettes, study suggests

    When San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approved a 2018 ballot measure banning the sale of flavored tobacco products — including menthol cigarettes and flavored vape liquids — public health advocates celebrated. After all, tobacco use poses a significant threat to public health and health equity, and flavors are particularly attractive to…

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