Most recently, like others in the media, I have written about what we know about the potential deadly effects of smoking flavored e-cigarettes. It seems that each day we hear news of yet another young person whose life is cut short following their “dabbling’ with vapin...

Leading medical organizations urged Congress and the Trump administration to increase the regulation of vaping products on Wednesday.

The American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians want more e-cigarette regula...

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will have his hands full in his mini-budget speech today, October 30, if he plans on delivering any roadmap to turn around the country’s underperforming state-owned enterprises. 

The medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) is the point...

There is an irreconcilable conflict of interest between the tobacco industry and public health, says report.

SA has extremely limited capacity to fend off the influence of the tobacco industry, according to an international report released on Thursday. The report sounds...

As of October 22, 2019, 1,604* cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) have been reported to CDC from 49 states (all except Alaska), the District of Columbia, and 1 U.S. territory.

  • Thirty-four deaths have been confirmed in 24 stat...

An Alabama city council has approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking in a 100-block zone around schools and health facilities.

Al.Com reports Birmingham City Council unanimously approved the rule last week. It’ll go into effect on Dec. 1.

The ordinance says the no-...

This news article published on October 23, 2019 in Argentina reporta a man 30 years old who is in the hospital with a lung disease similar to the one seen in the US, Britian, Japan and elsewhere: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/226719-cigarrillo-electronico-confirman-el-pr...

E-cigarette use has risen at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers and now researchers from the Ohio State University have found that even short-term vaping could cause cellular inflammation in never-smoker adults.

Using a procedure called bronchoscopy to...

A new study on tobacco industry influence, “The Crooked Nine” report, released by the international watchdog group Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP), outlines the dirty tricks the tobacco industry has used to oppose health policies around the world. Th...

California continues to lead the country by example and is heading toward becoming a smoke- and vape-free state. Beginning Jan.1, 2020, smoking and vaping will be illegal on all state beaches and state parks in California. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the new restrictions...

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