Japan Tobacco Inc on Thursday unveiled two “heat-not-burn” products, as it races against market leader Philip Morris International Inc for a larger share of the vaping space with conventional cigarettes steadily falling out of favor. CNN News Continue reading Japan Tobacco ratchets up smokeless war with new products
(Reuters Health) – Smokers who’ll be having surgery for lung cancer should quit smoking before the operation, and the sooner the better, a new study shows. CNN News Continue reading It's never too late to quit smoking before lung surgery
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to meet top-level executives of e-cigarette makers, the agency’s chief said on Thursday, hinting that some companies seem to be backing away from commitments related to youth’s access to e-cigarettes. CNN News Continue reading FDA chief to meet e-cigarette makers amid crackdown
(Reuters Health) – Vapers inhale significantly lower levels of toxic chemicals than smokers of traditional cigarettes, a new study suggests. CNN News Continue reading Vapers inhale lower levels of toxins than smokers
Marlboro cigarette maker Altria Group Inc announced a $1.8 billion investment in Cronos Group Inc on Friday, which could give it up to 55-percent ownership of the Canadian cannabis producer. Reuters Continue reading Altria to marry pot with big tobacco in $1.8 billion Cronos deal
Marlboro cigarette maker Altria Group Inc said on Friday it will invest $1.8 billion in the Canadian cannabis producer Cronos Group Inc, taking a 45 percent stake in the company as it enters a rapidly growing legal marijuana industry. Reuters Continue reading Altria to invest $1.8 billion in Canadian cannabis producer Cronos
The European Union’s top court on Wednesday stood by an EU ban on the sale of snus, a moist snuff tobacco product made by Swedish Match, in line with advice earlier this year. CNN News Continue reading EU court stands by ban on Swedish tobacco product 'snus'
Juul Labs Inc, the U.S. market leader for electronic cigarettes, said on Tuesday it will pull popular flavors such as mango, cucumber and fruit from retail store shelves in an effort to reduce surging teenage use of its products. CNN … Continue reading Juul Labs to pull sweet e-cig flavors to curb youth use
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration next week will issue a ban on the sale of fruit and candy flavored electronic cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations, an agency official said, in a move to counter a surge in … Continue reading U.S. to restrict e-cigarette flavors to fight teenage vaping 'epidemic'
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations across the country as soon as next week, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. CNN News Continue reading FDA to announce ban on flavored e-cigarettes as soon as next week – Washington Post
(Reuters Health) – Even as alcohol and tobacco use continue to decline among pregnant women in the U.S., a new study offers fresh evidence that more American mothers are using cannabis during pregnancy. CNN News Continue reading More pregnant women in U.S. smoking pot
(Reuters Health) – Very few smokers know there is sugar added to cigarettes, a new survey suggests. CNN News Continue reading Few smokers know about added sugar in cigarettes
(Reuters Health) – The popular e-cigarette brand JUUL is attracting an alarming number of teens online, researchers say. At least a quarter of JUUL’s twitter followers may be under 18, they write in the Journal of Adolescent Health. CNN News Continue reading JUUL's social media campaign resonates alarmingly with teens
(Reuters Health) – Roughly half of popular hip-hop music videos feature smoking, vaping and marijuana use, with displays of tobacco products and drugs becoming increasingly common, a new study suggests. CNN News Continue reading More hip-hop videos show smoking and vaping
Wall Street climbed more than 1 percent on Friday following its worst two-day slide in eight months, with technology and other high-growth stocks leading a fight back. Reuters Continue reading Tech stocks lead Wall Street's bounce after two-day slide