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Despite Biden’s ban of menthol cigarettes, getting Blacks to quit smoking remains a challenge

Health Politics A woman smokes a cigarette in the pedestrian plaza located in Times Square in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images) President Joe Biden is taking aim at the tobacco industry with another racial equity move to ban menthol cigarettes.  The administration’s decision stands to be a life-changing proposition, especially in the… Read More »

Tobacco stocks drop on report Biden administration is planning to cut nicotine levels in cigarettes

Marlboro cigarettes, a product of Philip Morris International Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tobacco stocks tumbled Monday on a report that the Biden administration is considering whether to cap nicotine levels in cigarettes. The report, which cited people familiar with the matter, was published in the Wall Street Journal. The paper said the… Read More »

Daily e-cigarette use may help smokers quit regular cigarettes

A new study from the Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Tobacco Research and Treatment Center provides critical population-level evidence demonstrating that using e-cigarettes daily helps U.S. smokers quit smoking combustible (i.e. regular) cigarettes. The report, published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research online, provides the first longitudinal data about the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for cessation from a survey… Read More »