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FDA Cracks Down On Vape Juice Packaging

A lot of juice companies these days rely on gimmicks to sell their product. Whether it is packaging that looks like a milk carton or a whipped cream can, this kind of marketing can be problematic for the vape industry because ultimately this packaging appeals to kids. For juice companies who stay away from this, […]

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Despite a Drop in Shares, PMI is Still Rolling in the Dough

The latest earnings report for Philip Morris International Inc. is in and PMI shares have plunged. According to Bloomberg analysts, shares in the cigarette behemoth took a nose-dive to the tune of 18 percent after its latest earnings report showed that $4.5 billion spent on new products are failing to win over new customers. Products […]

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So what changed?

The attitude of former House Speaker John Boehner has changed. That’s right. The long-standing Republican Party member and notorious cigarette smoker said in his own words: “I’m convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research, help our veterans, and reverse the opioid epidemic ravaging our communities.” What Drug? The drug John Boehner […]

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The Rigidity in our Thinking: an Epidemic?

As is so often the case, society’s governing bodies are painfully slow to change. Especially, when that change seeks to disrupt a long-standing tradition of cigarette smoking and massive quarterly earnings. The World Health Organization estimates that there are more than 7 million deaths from smoking and other tobacco use annually, worldwide. More than 6 million […]

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“E-Cigarettes Save Lives”

E-cigarettes save lives… or at least, that’s what we’ve heard. Dr. Derek Yach, is a former professor of Global Health at Yale and one of the most dynamic anti-smoking advocates with a beating heart. A former World Health Organization staffer, Dr. Yach developed the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control— a model that is used […]

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Fear-Mongering in Vogue?

During the final days of 2016, legendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour was overheard lambasting president-elect Donald Trump during a train ride. While the fashion mogul has since apologized for speaking at length against the president, the magazine has forever changed. Vogue now takes a more unashamedly political stance on certain controversial issues. Most noteworthy for […]

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