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In-brain electrodes are the latest weapon against opioid addiction

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Researchers at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) and West Virginia University Medicine are conducting the first clinical trial in the US that uses deep brain stimulation to treat opioid addiction. The procedure is meant for those who have exhausted all other […]

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Vape brand Juul is reportedly at the center of a criminal probe

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SIPA USA/PA Images E-cigarette maker Juul is in trouble again. According to The Wall Street Journal, people familiar with the matter say that the company is the subject of a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in California. It’s not yet been revealed what the focus of the investigation is, although […]

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The FDA has opened a criminal investigation into vaping

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS The Food and Drug Administration opened a criminal investigation into the vaping supply chain earlier this summer, it has emerged. The Office of Criminal Investigations started the probe following reports of a vaping-related lung illness. The agency now says more than 530 people have been affected, and seven […]

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FDA Warns Juul Against Claiming Its Vape Products Are Safer Than Cigarettes

News – High Times The U.S. Food and Drug Administration admonished the electric cigarette company Juul Labs last week for claims that its products are safer than conventional cigarettes.  In a letter dated September 9, the FDA warned the company over its assertions that the Juul is “much safer than cigarettes,” and that the “FDA […]

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The Trump administration plans to ban flavored e-cigs to curb teen vaping

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AleksandrYu via Getty Images The Trump administration announced today that it may ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in an attempt to curb teen vaping, The New York Times reports. In a press release, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shared that the FDA plans to finalize […]

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FDA criticizes Juul for telling students its e-cigs are ‘totally safe’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Josie_Desmarais via Getty Images In a letter published today, the US Food and Drug Administration criticized Juul for telling students that its vaping products are “totally safe” and “99% safer than cigarettes.” According to the letter, Juul portrayed its products as “modified risk tobacco products.” That is, Juul presented its […]

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CDC warns against vaping until it figures out what’s making people sick

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links danchooalex via Getty Images Until the Center for Disease Control can figure out what’s causing the mysterious lung illness associated with vaping, it’s cautioning people against e-cigs. Last week, it launched a joint investigation with the Food and Drug Administration into a respiratory illness reported after vaping. At the time, […]

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FDA targets teens with e-cigarette prevention ads

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links FDA Today, the FDA launched its first e-cigarette prevention TV ads. Part of “The Real Cost” campaign, they’re meant to educate teens on the dangers of e-cigarette use. The ads will target nearly 10.7 million teens, aged 12 to 17, who have used e-cigarettes or are open to trying them. […]

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San Francisco set to become first US city to ban e-cigarettes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS San Francisco has edged towards becoming the first US city to ban sales of e-cigarettes, as well as the manufacturing and distribution of them on city property. A preliminary vote saw city supervisors unanimously approve a ban on e-cigarettes the Food and Drug Administration has yet to review. […]

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Social media ads for vaping must include nicotine warnings, FTC says

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned a handful of “e-liquid,” or vape, companies that they — and their social media influencers — must follow the same advertising rules as everyone else. Specifically, ads for vaping products that contain nicotine must include […]

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