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Oral nicotine pouches and related ‘snus’ tobacco pouches are marketed as cigarette alternatives. Andrii Atanov/iStock via Getty Images

Oral nicotine pouches deliver lower levels of toxic substances than smoking – but that doesn’t mean they’re safe

While manufacturers say they are marketing oral nicotine pouches as a safer alternative for people who already smoke, nonsmokers and young people are being drawn to them, a large-scale study found.
A 2021 survey revealed that more than 2 million youths in the U.S. were using e-cigarettes. Aleksandr Yu/iStock via Getty Images Plus

E-cigarette maker Juul settled a lawsuit over its practice of targeting teens through social media, parties and models – here’s why the company is paying $438.5 million to dozens of states

The nearly half-billion-dollar settlement orders Juul to tamp down its targeting of the teen market.
A 95% reduction in the nicotine content of cigars and cigarettes would make these tobacco products largely nonaddictive. Robert Recker/The Image Bank via Getty Images

The US government’s call for deep nicotine reduction in cigarettes could save millions of lives – an expert who studies tobacco addiction explains

The proposed standard would lower the nicotine content in cigarettes and cigars by 95% – a public health proposal that could prevent millions from becoming smokers in the first place.
It is illegal for people under 21 to smoke e-cigarettes like Juuls, but adult use has come under scrutiny, too. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

The FDA and Juul are fighting over a vape ban, but the role of e-cigarettes in the world of tobacco abuse is not clear-cut

E-cigarettes are facing calls for complete bans on their sale. A tobacco addiction researcher explores the balance between vaping’s harm to teens and potential use as a tool for quitting smoking.

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