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California Lawsuit Alleges Cancer Risk in Vuse Electronic Cigarette

September 18, 2015   A potential class-action lawsuit has been filed in California against a subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc., claiming that use of top-selling electronic cigarette Vuse exposes smokers to “significant amounts of harmful carcinogens.” The lawsuit was filed Sept. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. According to the complain, “Defendants’ […]
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Park Service Pinches E-Cig Use

September, 18 2015   The National Park Service announced this week that electronic cigarette use is now banned anywhere smoking is prohibited on its vast and far-flung landholdings, despite unsettled science on possible health effects from secondhand vapor inhalation and what’s likely a minimal fire risk. “Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and employees is one of […]
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All Pharmacies Should Stop Tobacco Sales, Viewpoint Says

September 17, 2015   On the heels of CVS Health’s 1-year anniversary of stopping tobacco sales, a viewpoint provides a detailed history of the “long, cozy” relationship between drugstore chains and tobacco companies. Before CVS’s September 2014 decision to stop tobacco sales, leading drugstore chains not only sold cigarettes, but also collaborated with tobacco companies. “Now that pharmacies […]
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FDA Cracks Down on Big Tobacco

September 17, 2015   The Obama administration is cracking down on big tobacco. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to stop selling or distributing four of their cigarette products — Camel Crush Bold, Pall Mall Deep Set Recessed Filter, Pall Mall Deep Set Recessed Filter Menthol and Vantage Tech 13 cigarettes. The […]
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