Armed with tempting sums of cash, Juul Labs has been aggressively recruiting e-cigarette researchers in a bid to show the FDA—by 2022—that its blockbuster vape products are a “net public health good” when it comes to promoting smoking cessation, Sheila Kaplan reports.…

Public health and anti-tobacco organizations put social media giants on notice to stop giving a platform to Big Tobacco’s hired influencers.  

North Carolina is suing Juul Labs for allegedly deceiving the public about the dangers of nicotine and for aggressively marketing vapes to young people. The state is now the first to take legal action against the vaping giant. The complaint seeks to go further than FDA…

Coca-Cola had the power to bury research it funded under an agreement with public universities in the US and Canada, according to a University of Cambridge study published in the Journal of Public Health Policy. The findings give credence to concerns the food industry is…

Teen vaping shot up 75% among high schoolers in 2017. And while e-cig company Juul denies marketing products directly to youths, a new white paper by Stanford University researchers concluded that Juul’s 2015-2018 advertising “was patently youth-oriented.”  

Despite rising health care spending for smoking-related diseases, Indonesia—a major cigarette and tobacco producer—has gone soft on Big Tobacco, anti-smoking advocates charge.  

Bloomberg Philanthropies has chosen the University of Bath, the Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control, and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease to lead the Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) initiative.  

E-cigarette and vape companies are exploring new ways to build their reputation as cigarette alternatives.

Big Tobacco, beware: A new global watchdog will soon be on your tail. The search is on for a lead organization for Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) that will aggressively track and monitor tobacco industry practices that undermine public health.

The FDA is kicking off a divisive new smoking strategy with a push to control nicotine levels in cigarettes and embrace lower-risk tobacco products.If approved, an alternative cigarette which heats rather than burns tobacco, which Philip Morris International claims reduces…