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Vaping links to COVID risk are becoming clear

Researchers are starting to home in on the ways in which the use of e-cigarettes raises the chances of catching the virus, and suffering its worst effects.
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ICYMI: Bayer launches carbon capture program for farmers in U.S. and Brazil

Bayer AG launched a pilot program in the United States and Brazil on Tuesday that will pay farmers for capturing carbon in cropland soils, making it the latest agriculture company to seek to capitalize on environmental initiatives. One incentive for farmers will be credits toward Bayer products, e.g., RoundUp.

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A new survey links vaping to higher COVID-19 risk

A Stanford University report shows that teens and young adults who use e-cigarettes are five to seven times more likely to test positive for the virus.
www.bloomberg.com
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When will there be a Covid-19 vaccine? Tobacco-based shot to start trials

An experimental Covid-19 vaccine that’s produced in tobacco plants may start clinical trials within weeks as the race for immunization intensifies.
www.dw.com
Toxics

How to quit smoking? A virtual date with Florence might help

Tobacco users struggling to quit may soon be able to share their plight with Florence, the WHO's first virtual health worker. The technology uses AI to come up with personalized advice, minus the human judgment.
Toxics

Half young adult daily smokers first tried cigarettes as kids

The younger they were when they started, the more likely they were to become daily smokers in their 20s, study says.
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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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Climate

Fossil fuel warning labels

Gone are the days of the Marlboro Man and the glossy ads that make smoking Virginia Slims seem cool. Now the Surgeon General's warning could make a migration to fuel pumps, listing the level of emissions you'll contribute to the atmosphere with your purchase and the number of lives you could endanger.

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Toxics

This little-known principle has harmed millions of people. What are we doing to change it?

The Kehoe paradigm assumes a lack of risk unless proven otherwise. Here's why that's a problem, and how people are working to find a better way.

www.discovermagazine.com
Toxics

Thirdhand smoke: Study finds smokers’ clothes are carrying cigarette chemicals indoors

A new study reveals chemicals from cigarettes linger on a person’s clothes in higher amounts than we realized. As a result, nonsmokers are unknowingly being exposed to the toxins.
www.reuters.com
Toxics

Inside the Philip Morris campaign to 'normalize' a tobacco device

Across Europe, Asia and South America, the tobacco firm has affixed the IQOS brand to music festivals and art exhibits. The company also markets through IQOS lounges at mountainside resorts in the Pyrenees and in fashionable neighborhoods of Rome.

Toxics

Fake science is a real danger

Paul Thacker: I once thought these scientists were being paranoid. Then I learned about the tobacco, pesticide, and climate disinformation industry targeting their research and reputations.

Toxics

Top worry for young Africans? Jobs and corruption - but green anxieties grow

Despite surging climate change threats, from worsening storms to growing water shortages, young Africans see unemployment, corruption and political instability as the most pressing issues facing them, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.

www.washingtonpost.com
Justice

Smoking ban: Montgomery County tenant faces eviction from HUD-subsidized apartment

Taja Robinson’s experience is part of a growing debate about smoking bans and how to enforce them.
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Food

Over-hyped hemp? Amid price drop and a big bankruptcy, some farmers feel burned

For many other farmers in Kentucky and across the country, the hopes of a financial windfall from hemp to be a saving grace from faltering markets in tobacco, soybean and corn, has hit a harsh reality.

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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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