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Recent Reports Reflect How the FDA Props Up the Cigarette Trade

Two subscription-only reports have recently highlighted how the Food and Drug Administration is effectively propping up smoking in the United…

May 17, 2024

The Menthols Ban: Delayed, Divisive and Far From Dead

The planned national ban on menthol cigarettes in the United States was postponed indefinitely in late April. The idea has…

May 16, 2024

In the Ugly Nicotine Debate, Being Kind Isn’t Just Right—It’s Effective

Going to school as an autistic kid sometimes felt like a never-ending nightmare. Spitballs hitting me in the back of…

May 13, 2024

Are Nicotine Patches for Kids Who Vape a Good Idea?

Children whose vaping has led to nicotine dependence should be given nicotine patches to help them quit vapes, say health…

May 8, 2024

Will Study Linking Vapes With Heart Failure Survive Scrutiny?

It’s been a busy few weeks for health scares around vaping, with media distortion of a cancer-adjacent study and an…

May 6, 2024

PMTA Registry Bills, Which Ban Flavored Vapes, Are Spreading

Virginia has confirmed an effective ban on flavored vapes, though with a one-year delay, while similar legislation in Iowa awaits…

May 2, 2024

To End Smoking Harms in Rwanda, Educate Health Care Providers

Tobacco has long played a significant role in the culture of Rwanda—gifted and shared, and traditionally used at weddings, though…

April 23, 2024

Charting US Public Health’s Disastrous Mission Creep on Smoking

In 1964, the United States surgeon general released the landmark Smoking and Health report, which highlighted smoking-related risks that were…

April 22, 2024

To Save Veterans’ Lives, the VA Must Innovate on Smoking Cessation

The United States has invested trillions of dollars to equip our armed forces with hardware and technology. Yet over the…

April 12, 2024

WHO Hits New Low With “Vaping Increases Seizure Risk” Tweet

The World Health Organization should no longer be considered a leading authority in global health. For years now, it has…

April 10, 2024