India BANS e-cigarettes as global backlash against vaping gathers pace

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By Faith Ridler for mailonline

India has announced a ban on the import, sale and production of e-cigarettes as a global backlash against vaping gathers pace.

The ban comes a day after New York became the second US state to forbid flavoured e-cigarettes following a string of vaping-linked deaths. 

'The decision was made keeping in mind the impact that e-cigarettes have on the youth of today,' India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday.  

She added that e-cigarettes were becoming an increasing health risk, as they were being used as a 'style statement' and not as a tobacco cessation product.

E-cigarettes do not 'burn' but instead heat up a liquid - tasting of everything from bourbon to bubblegum and which usually contains nicotine - that turns into vapour and is inhaled.

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This year's flu season may be a bad one. Here's why you need a flu shot.

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By Erika Edwards

Flu seasons are notoriously unpredictable, but there are already clues that the upcoming season may be especially difficult.

Flu season in the Southern Hemisphere can be an indication of what's to come in the Northern Hemisphere, and the recent flu season in Australia, where winter has just ended, arrived early and with a vengeance. A particularly virulent flu strain, H3N2, dominated.

What's more, a pediatric flu death has already been reported in the U.S. — a 4 year old in California who had underlying health problems.

"We should never forget that the flu still kills," Dr. Cameron Kaiser, a public health officer for Riverside County, California, said in a news release announcing the death.

"A death so early in the flu season suggests this year may be worse than usual," Kaiser warned.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that last year, there were 37 million to 43 million flu illnesses in the U.S., and 36,400 to 61,200 flu-related deaths.

Last year's flu season ran from Oct. 1, 2018, to May 4.

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FDA warns Juul for marketing with unproven safety claims

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By Sarah Owermohle

FDA Monday warned e-cigarette maker Juul to stop marketing its vapes as much safer than other tobacco products without sufficient evidence this is true.

Juul "has ignored the law, and very concerningly, has made some of these statements in school to our nation's youth," acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless said in a news release. FDA gave Juul 15 working days to respond to its warning letter and correct the violations.

E-cigarettes may be safer than traditional tobacco, but their producers must demonstrate evidence of this to FDA before making such a claim, Sharpless said.

FDA cited documents that came to light during a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee hearing in July, including testimony that Juul reached out to high schools and American Indian tribes for partnerships. The agency sent a separate letter requesting details on those practices and asking for all Juul's communications with health insurers and providers as well.

FDA asked for the documents within 30 days. Juul is reviewing the letters and "will fully cooperate," a spokesperson said.

The warning letter comes amid a rash of mysterious vaping-related lung disease including five confirmed deaths across the country. Public health officials have warned the public against using counterfeit and marijuana vapes, but also suggested that all vape users consider stopping while it pinpoints the cause or causes of the outbreak.

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Mongoose: US Government Perfidy on 5G – Trump Will NOT Be Re-Elected If This Stands Unchallenged

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This 1976 report makes it clear that the US Government has understood the genocidal and ecocidal dangers of electromagnetic radiation including 5G, from day one.

If President Trump does not forbid the use of 5G in the USA (as both Israel and Russia have) he will not be re-elected in 2020.  This is a cross-over issue, as are his failure to defend the Constitution (especially 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendments); his continued servitude to Zionist Israel; and his failure to unrig the system by embracing #UNRIG.

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