TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 -- In an effort to discourage teens from lighting up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it's considering regulating flavors in tobacco products more closely.
"The concerns around flavors in tobacco are not new. For years, we have recognized that flavors in these products appeal to kids and promote youth initiation [of smoking]," said FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.
MONDAY, March 5, 2018 -- Teenagers who use e-cigarettes expose themselves to cancer-causing toxins, particularly if they choose fruit-flavored products, a new study reports.
Urine tests revealed elevated levels of five different toxins in the bodies of teens who use e-cigarettes (often called vaping). And all of the toxins are known or suspected carcinogens, said lead researcher Dr. Mark Rubinstein, a professor of pediatrics with the University of California, San Francisco.