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Vape shop owner says new FDA regulations will hinder business, safety

SILVIS, Illinois — New changes are now in place  for smoke and vape shops across the country. As of August 8, 2016, shops will no longer be able to operate the same way they have in the past. 288 more words


E-cigarettes should be offered to smokers, say doctors

Smokers should be offered and encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, says a leading medical body.

The UK’s Royal College of Physicians says there is resounding evidence that e-cigarettes are “much safer” than smoking and aid quitting. 697 more words

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The new ORDER: Regulating E-Cigarettes

The FDA just announced stringent new regulations on the sale of e-cigarettes (vapes). Ostensibly intended to keep these tobacco alternatives out of the hands of minors, the regulations make it much more difficult for manufacturers to even get their products into the marketplace.
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FDA approves reverse feeding tube for weight loss

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A reverse feeding tube developed in St. Louis to aid in weight loss by removing calories before they are digested has been approved by the U.S. 110 more words


How Industry Money Keeps Unsafe Products in Wide Use — and the Public in the Dark | Dr. Mercola

The recent federal lawsuit filed against former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg again highlights industry influence at the highest government levels. 1,933 more words

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Open for comment: the FDA’s new guidance for voluntary salt reduction | Food Politics

Yesterday, the FDA opened for public comment its long-awaited guidance for industry about reducing salt in processed food products.  The guidance affects about 150 products.  It gives baseline data for those products and sets targets for salt reduction. 812 more words

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