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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.

Tobacco industry targets Vermont’s proposed ban on menthol products

Democrats are teed up to pass legislation to ban flavored nicotine and vapes. The tobacco industry is focusing its opposition on a ban on menthol products.
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Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

The President’s green comedy routine

A token, triumphal green moment for a president and party who just might need such a thing in an election year.

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