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US: The Flavoring Chemicals In E-Cigarettes May Harm Blood Vessels

The wide assortment of flavorings used to spice up your vaping experience could be damaging your cardiovascular system, suggests new research released Thursday. The study, published in the journal of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, found that several common e-cigarette flavorings can directly harm blood vessels. But, as with so many similar studies, its hard to tell how relevant the findings are to a typical vaper.


The tobacco industry is working to secure control of a system to track the movement of cigarettes around the world, allegedly because it is complicit in the smuggling of its own products, according to a new research paper.


The Tobacco Retailers Alliance (TRA) has criticised control group Fresh North East for calling on the government to introduce a licensing scheme for tobacco retailers and manufacturers to fund improved enforcement and other measures to reduce smoking prevalence.


Some anti-tobacco campaigners and economists in Bangladesh have said that the withdrawal of a 25 percent customs duty on leaf-tobacco exports would encourage growers to cultivate more tobacco, despite the health and environmental hazards the crop poses, according to a story in The Dhaka Tribune.


The Philippines Department of Health yesterday published new graphic warnings that will be included on cigarette packs, according to a story on ABS-CBN.