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July 15, 2020

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Tech must be treated like tobacco says Facebook whistleblower

Tech must be treated like tobacco says Facebook whistleblower

Facebook and other tech companies need to be regulated like the tobacco industry, warned Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower who exposed the Cambridge Analytica scandal.The data scientist revealed how he helped the disgraced company, founded by Donald Trump'

'Thirdhand' smoke poses health risks, say US scientists

'Thirdhand' smoke poses health risks, say US scientists

The stale odor that announces a smoker's entry into a room may be more than merely unpleasant.A new study by scientists at Yale University has found that compounds from tobacco smoke can infiltrate well-ventilated rooms by hitching a ride on peoples' clothes

US raises tobacco and e-cigarette purchase age from 18 to 21

US raises tobacco and e-cigarette purchase age from 18 to 21

The US Congress voted Thursday to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21 across the country, a move intended to stem the rising tide of youth vaping.Passed by the Senate as part of a wider budgetary bill, it will take effect next y

'Turning point' as number of male smokers drops: WHO

'Turning point' as number of male smokers drops: WHO

The number of male tobacco users is falling for the first time, the World Health Organization said Thursday, hailing a "major shift" in efforts to kick the world's deadly tobacco addiction.The number of women and girls who use tobacco products has been stea

Altria cuts Juul value by $4.5 bn amid vaping crisis

Altria cuts Juul value by $4.5 bn amid vaping crisis

US tobacco merchant Altria said Thursday it was writing down its stake in e-cigarette start-up Juul Labs by a third, or $4.5 billion, as that company contends with a regulatory backlash.Altria also disclosed Thursday that US anti-trust regulators were probing