Almost every country on the planet has reduced its tobacco intake in 2020, according to the WHO’s latest findings.
The Food and Drug Administration said cartridge-based e-cigarettes in flavours "other than tobacco or menthol" would be illegal unless they receive specific authorization from the government.
Tobacco companies have used celebrities like British singer Lily Allen and Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek in posts to promote e-cigarettes.
The number of women and girls who use tobacco products has been steadily declining for years. But tobacco use among males –– who account for the overwhelming majority of smokers –– has until now been expanding.
Scientists found that current and former e-cigarette users were 1.3 times more likely to develop chronic lung disease, while tobacco smokers increased their risk by a factor of 2.6.
Duterte is notorious internationally for his deadly anti-narcotics crackdown, but he has also imposed a wide-ranging ban on smoking in public that is part of his pledge to get tough on public disorder.
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.
India has 106 million adult smokers, second only to China in the world, making it a lucrative market for companies producing vaping products.
Some operators are cashing in on the CBD craze by substituting cheap and illegal synthetic marijuana for real CBD in vapes and edibles such as gummy bears, an investigation has found.
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