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Lawmakers say Puff Bar used pandemic to market to teens

The e-cigarette company, which has quickly eclipsed Juul, has advertised its products as a break from “parental texts and WFH stress.”
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Smoking, vaping could be COVID-19 risk factors: Alberta's top doctor

Early indications show a clear link between smoking and serious illness in COVID-19 patients.

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Half young adult daily smokers first tried cigarettes as kids

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Smokers and vapers may be at greater risk for Covid-19

Tobacco and marijuana products damage lungs, where the virus does its harm. Health officials are urging people to quit, and temporary sales bans are even being discussed.
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Experts urge smokers and tobacco firms to quit for COVID-19

Health experts on Monday urged smokers to quit and cigarette companies to stop producing and selling tobacco products to help reduce the risks from COVID-19.
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Does Southern California air pollution increase the risk of getting coronavirus? Probably, experts say.

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Smokers in the same room expose you to 'thirdhand smoke'

Dimethylfuran, benzene, and formaldehyde keep wafting off the clothing and skin of smokers, even when they’re not smoking.
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Vape shops face a choice: Close or rebrand?

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Bloomberg’s billions: How the candidate built an empire of influence

The former mayor's philanthropy has been a boon for progressive causes, including climate change and public health, earning support from Democrats nationwide even as parts of his record give them pause.

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Smoking in the crosshairs: Bill raising Hawaii’s legal tobacco age to 25 passes House committee

Hawaii could mark another first in the nation by increasing the minimum age to 25 to purchase tobacco and electronic smoking devices.
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Surgeon general says 'shocking' portion of people aren't told to stop smoking

In a new report, he cited a number of helpful smoking cessation methods but said that e-cigarettes haven’t yet been proven to be an effective method.
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Why is air pollution so harmful? DNA may hold the answer

It’s not just a modern problem. Airborne toxins are so pernicious that they may have shaped human evolution.
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Trump took credit for lower cancer death rates. Advocates say not so fast

President Trump’s recent suggestion that his administration was responsible for the decline drew a rebuttal from the American Cancer Society, which published the findings.
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