Juul illegally marketed e-cigarettes, F.D.A. says

One Juul representative told high-school students that Juul products were "99% safer than cigarettes," according to congressional testimony.

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  • The F.D.A. submitted a warning letter to Juul Labs on Monday, requiring the company to correct its claims about its products.
  • The move comes amid a surge in vaping-related hospitalizations, though Juul products haven't been specifically implicated in the more than 450 hospitalizations and five deaths.
  • It's still unclear whether e-cigarettes are indeed a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes.
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New infographics show how cigarette smokers are socially penalized

There's a high social cost that comes with lighting up.

  • The home improvement company Porch recently polled 1,009 people on their feelings about smoking.
  • The company recently published the results as infographics.
  • In terms of dating, 80 percent of nonsmokers find the habit a turnoff
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Japanese company rewards non-smoking employees with extra vacation time

The Tokyo-based company is located on the 29th floor of a building, meaning all smoking breaks take at least 15 minutes.

Russia May Ban Selling Cigarettes to Anyone Born After 2015

Russian government officials propose legislation to ban the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2015. 

Legislative plans are being proposed by the Russian Ministry of Health to prohibit the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2015. That means the next generation of Russian people could be permanently cut off from cigarettes.  

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Tobacco Giant to Phase Out Traditional Cigarette in Favor of E-Cigs

Philip Morris is looking to wind back manufacture of its traditional cigarettes in favor of e-cigs. Why? Because the younger demographic is hooked. 

In January 2016, the California Department of Public Health released a report that called E-Cigarettes a health threat and suggested that they should be regulated like regular cigarettes and tobacco products. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Humans are sense-oriented animals. We rely heavily on our visual system, though the tactile sense and the strong influence of odor also play essential roles in navigating our environment. Yet thanks to overactive imaginations we often give credence to the invisible, in our faiths as much as the products and chemicals we ingest.

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