What a relief to see the resumes of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board, a cross section of well-respected experts in infectious diseases, epidemiology, vaccines and more with experience in patient care, ethics, logistics, policy and even national security…

Young Americans who vape were up to 7X more likely to receive a COVID-19 diagnosis than non-vapers, according to a national online survey by Stanford researchers.

Nearly a third of young adults are medically vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19—and smoking is the population’s strongest risk factor, CNN reports, citing a study published yeste

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…