New York raises age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarette products to 21

New York state records its first vaping-illness death A 17-year-old boy has been confirmed as New York’s first death connected to vaping. The teen died Oct 4. at The Children’s Hospital at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. New Yorkers hoping to purchase tobacco or e-cigarette products in the state must be 21 years of age to do so, […]

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Interest in CBD products keeps soaring, but health experts wary

(HealthDay)—CBD oil, CBD cookies, even CBD-infused massages: CBD (cannabidiol) seems to be everywhere nowadays, and a new study confirms it’s one the hottest health trends for Americans. The research found that each month, as many as 6.4 million Americans head to Google to learn about or buy CBD—equaling or surpassing interest in almost all other health products or topics. “CBD […]

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Hygiene products associated with presence of chemicals in women’s blood

Women who use a vaginal douche could be at a higher risk of exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals, according to a University of Michigan study that looked at the correlation between the use of female hygiene products and the levels of volatile organic compounds in women’s blood. The study found a significant association between vaginal douching and higher blood concentrations […]

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E-cigarettes, tobacco and cannabis products are littering high schools

High schools in the San Francisco Bay Area are being contaminated by plastics and toxic litter from e-cigarettes, cannabis products and combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigarillos, a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco has found. The study of a dozen Bay Area high schools uncovered hundreds of waste items littering the parking lots and sidewalks […]

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Warnings issued to companies illegally selling E-liquid, hookah products

Warning letters about 44 flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products being sold illegally in the United States have been sent to four companies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The companies are selling the products without required marketing authorization, according to the FDA. The warning letters were sent Aug. 8 to the following companies: Mighty Vapors LLC DBA Ovo […]

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12 Genius Products That Make Summertime Parenting So Much Easier

There’s lots to love about summer mom-ing: Between long weekends at the beach, pool parties and loads of running around outside, kids are both happy and tuckered out (long naps! early to bed!). But all the fun in the sun and travel also presents a whole host of new problems and seasonal-specific whining to deal with (as any parent who’s […]

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THESE Are The Beauty Products Your Favorite Celebs Use Daily

Before you check this list out, make sure you have enough money saved up in your piggy bank, because this can really bankrupt you. Celebs like Emma Watson, Kendell Jenner, Olivia Wilde and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley recently revealed their favorite and most trusted beauty and skin care products that they can’t just live without. Let us know which beauty product you’ll be […]

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Chemicals in personal care and household products linked to earlier puberty in girls

Chemicals that are widely used in personal care and household products are linked to girls entering puberty at earlier ages, according to findings from a long-running study of mothers and children published today. The study in Human Reproduction, one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals, found that chemicals such as phthalates, parabens and phenols were all associated with earlier […]

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High risk alternative tobacco products disproportionately sold in low-income communities

Retailers in minority and low-income communities are more likely to sell and advertise the most inexpensive and risky alternative tobacco products, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Potentially less risky, non-combusted products such as smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes are more accessible in higher income and predominantly White neighborhoods. Until this study, little […]

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