Following a wave of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, top officials say the search for answers is only getting more difficult.
Public health officials are still at a loss to explain the cause of the severe lung illnesses, which have now reached 1,080 cases across 48 states and one US territory so far, up from 805 cases last week.
Retail giant Walmart said it would stop selling e-cigarettes in its US stores amid a growing crackdown on flavored vaping products to deter an ever-growing number of young users.
Los Angeles becomes the latest city to take steps to ban flavored e-cigarettes, after more than 500 people have been sickened in an outbreak of vaping-related illness in the United States.
At least six people have died in the US recently after vaping in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary disease and left several teenagers in induced comas.
Smokers have a higher risk of a second stroke than people who never smoked at all, even if they managed to quit after their first stroke, a Chinese study suggests.
Hawaii already has some of the toughest laws on cigarette sales but a lawmaker believes more needs to be done to ban "the deadliest artifact in human history," according to his proposed bill.
The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill would restrict smoking in public places, introduce plain packaging, ban point-of-sale advertising and displays, and scrap the sale of single cigarettes.
The owner of the Camel and Silk Cut brands is paying $1.5 billion for the second-largest cigarette company in Bangladesh. That a hefty eight times revenue, suggesting Japan Tobacco thinks it can lure new smokers to take up the cancer-causing habit.
May 31 is the World Health Organization's annual World No Tobacco Day. This year the UN agency called for tougher measures to reduce risks associated with tobacco use.
The study provides the first accurate measure of the devastating genetic damage smoking inflicts not only in the lungs, but also disrupting cell function in other organs of the body that are indirectly exposed to the smoke.
The study found that under most plausible scenarios, e-cigarettes and other vapour products have a generally positive public health impact.
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