Two “deeply concerning” studies arguing that nicotine may protect users from—and even treat—COVID-19 have circulated in the media without the necessary scrutiny, warns the tobacco watchdog STOP.  

Philip Morris International may be running a global stop-smoking campaign—but make no mistake, PMI’s sleek IQOS products are waiting in the wings to addict new users, according to a damning new report from the STOP Campaign, a tobacco industry watchdog.   While PMI touts…

Concentrated THC products are exploding in popularity among young people, but parents are clueless. The products—ranging from vapes and edibles—get users “super high, super fast.”   How does dabbing stack up to smoking marijuana?   A “dab” can contain about 90% THC,…

The US government earned as many Fs as As for its efforts to curb youth vaping and tobacco use, according to the 2020 report card from 

The Trump administration’s revised plans to limit flavored e-cigarettes has drawn fire from public health groups who argue its efforts aren’t going far enough. The administration is set to announce this week that it will ban flavored e-cigarette pods (cartridges popular…

Vaping increases the risk of developing emphysema, asthma and other chronic pulmonary diseases by 30%, according to the first study of vaping’s long-term impacts on health. University of California-San Francisco researchers followed 32,000 U.S. adults who didn’t have…

Philip Morris International’s latest non-cigarette is already popular in Japan, Russia, and Europe. Now it’s received FDA approval for US sales—with some conditions. “IQOS”—a “heat not burn” tobacco product—can’t claim to be safer than cigarettes or be sold as a smoking…

CDC scientists were racing to find out why healthy young people across the US were falling sick and dying. Though the illnesses were quickly tied to vaping, the actual cause was a mystery.

US health officials have homed in on a likely source of vaping-related illness that have sickened 2,000+ and killed at least 40 so far, AP reports.