Juul paid for access to young people, according to testimony in a US Congressional hearing to determine the company’s role in a youth vaping epidemic that has spiraled since the company’s 2015 launch.  

A new study contradicts earlier findings that legalizing medical marijuana reduces the rate of fatal opioid overdoses, ScienceDaily reports.  

Tobacco is a big reason that the world isn’t on track to meet a key Sustainable Development Goal: Cut NCD premature mortality by one-third by 2030, the WHO reports. It marks World No Tobacco Day today with a call today for governments to prioritize tobacco control.  …

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…

E-cigarettes have single-handedly erased progress against teen tobacco use, according to a damning US CDC report published yesterday. Among American youth, cigarette smoking had been declining since the late 1990s. But from 2017-2018, tobacco use among high schoolers rose…

As debate roils over whether e-cigarettes are a key quit-smoking tool or a bane on health, new research says e-cigarettes are twice as effective as nicotine replacements for people trying to quit, the Washington Post reported<

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.