SCAN Bulletin #140                                                                                 May 12, 2023
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WHO is concerned with continued attempts by the tobacco industry and their surrogates to further its interests to influence scientific research, public perception, policy making, and the media; all aimed to ensure proliferation and sale of nicotine and tobacco products.

The tobacco industry continues to amplify misinformation in the media, including the recent egregious attacks on tobacco control organizations[1]. The tobacco industry is the only one that stands to benefit by undermining tobacco control organizations. READ MORE

In a unanimous ruling, the state’s Supreme Judicial Court awarded a Newton woman $37 million in a lawsuit against Philip Morris USA, the country’s biggest cigarette manufacturer.

The justices' opinion, issued Tuesday, found enough evidence to support a prior jury verdict and lower court judge's rulings against the company in a case that claimed Marlboro Light cigarettes — and the company's claims about them — resulted in the plaintiff's cancer. READ MORE

Vaping devices, also known as electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or vapes, heat liquid into an aerosol for inhalation into the lungs. Although some people may consider vaping a better alternative to smoking, it can still lead to lung damage.

According to a 2018 study, over 7,700 e-liquid flavors were available that year from more than 1,200 vendors in the United States.

When the chemicals in e-liquids aerosolize, or convert into a fine spray, they can affect cells, altering cell growth and causing inflammation, among other changes. READ MORE

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