Health effects of tobacco

Canada’s proposed flavour ban will harm public health

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 8:11pm

If the flavour ban is implemented, hundreds of thousands of smokers may be pushed back to smoking or to the black-market and many will die.

Key Points: 
  • If the flavour ban is implemented, hundreds of thousands of smokers may be pushed back to smoking or to the black-market and many will die.
  • Research from Yale School of Public Health finds that smokers that quit using a flavoured product are 2.5 times more likely to be successful.
  • The study concludes, While proposed flavour bans are well-intentioned, they have disastrous outcomes.
  • A flavour ban will reduce the appeal of the product and will sentence many smokers to their death.

Who Says Men Can Only Talk Sports? Listen to Dads Share Their Stories of Finding Hope With Answers From Their Kids in This Funny, Inspiring Father’s Day Podcast

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 10:03am

This group of dedicated patient advocates, professionals, husbands, and dads open up about their diagnosis and share how learning to live with lung cancer helped them grow closer with their kids .

Key Points: 
  • This group of dedicated patient advocates, professionals, husbands, and dads open up about their diagnosis and share how learning to live with lung cancer helped them grow closer with their kids .
  • The Hope With Answers: Living With Lung Cancer podcast features in-depth conversations and lung cancer survivor stories.
  • Lung Cancer Foundation of America is focused on funding cutting-edge lung cancer research by young investigators, drawing the best and most innovative researchers into the field early in their careers.
  • LCFAs mission is the improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science.

The Tobacco and Smoking Act has squandered Nunavut’s chance to quickly reduce smoking rates

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 4:33pm

High tobacco use prevalence has caused Nunavut to have the highest rates of lung cancer in Canada.

Key Points: 
  • High tobacco use prevalence has caused Nunavut to have the highest rates of lung cancer in Canada.
  • Tobacco use in Nunavut remains a health crisis, with 1 in 5 deaths caused by smoking.
  • Youth smoking rates may also increase as found recently by the Yale School of Public Health Study, which tracked an increase in youth smoking rates following the flavour ban in San Francisco.
  • An opportunity to reduce smoking rates faster than previously thought possible has been squandered.

Acquired Sales Corp. (OTCQX: AQSP) Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Delta-8-THC and CBD Industry Leader Savage Enterprises, and to Enter the California Marijuana Industry by Purchasing Premier Greens LLC and MKRC Holdings, LLC, Which Possess Five Conditi

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 12:00pm

I cant wait to see the next company we bring into AQSP alongside Savage and Lifted!

Key Points: 
  • I cant wait to see the next company we bring into AQSP alongside Savage and Lifted!
  • Under Savage CBD, Savage sells CBD cartridges, disposables, edibles, tinctures, topicals, vape juice and CBD for pets.
  • Savage Enterprises also owns 46% of MKRC, 51% of RJMC Brands, LLC, 6% of AAA, LLC, and 33% of Remediez.
  • Such information includes the growth and profitability strategies, and future products and plans of Savage Enterprises, Premier Greens LLC, MKRC LLC, SmplyLifted LLC, LftdXSvg LLC, Lifted Made and Acquired Sales Corp.

American Lung Association Announces New Support for Landmark Lung Health Cohort Study

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 10:45am

CHICAGO, June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, new support is being announced for the landmark American Lung Association Lung Health Cohort, the first federally-funded, community-based cohort study of millennials in the nation.

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  • CHICAGO, June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, new support is being announced for the landmark American Lung Association Lung Health Cohort, the first federally-funded, community-based cohort study of millennials in the nation.
  • Led by Northwestern Medicine scientists, in partnership with the American Lung Association, the Lung Health Cohort is a pioneering nationwide study that will track 4,000 young adults at the age of peak lung health, between the ages of 25 and 35.
  • To learn more about the American Lung Association Lung Health Cohort or to speak with a lung health expert or the principal investigator, contact Elizabeth Cook at Media@Lung.org or 312-801-7631.
  • The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

New Brunswick’s rushed flavour ban fails to consider the consequences

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 7:29pm

Beamsville, ON, June 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is deeply saddened by New Brunswicks decision to ban flavoured vape products.

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  • Beamsville, ON, June 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is deeply saddened by New Brunswicks decision to ban flavoured vape products.
  • Unfortunately, regulators largely refused to engage on the issue and rushed to pass the ill-conceived ban.
  • The flavour ban will result in the closure of dozens of small businesses, broken lease agreements and approximately 200 lost jobs.
  • Additionally, there has yet to be any data to suggest Nova Scotias flavour ban had any impact on youth vaping rates.

Lone Star Overnight Bucks Trend, Begins Delivery of Vaping Products in Texas

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 12:00pm

AUSTIN, Texas, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lone Star Overnight (LSO) announced thecompany has begun to deliver vaping products, a business recently dropped by all major shipping companies.

Key Points: 
  • AUSTIN, Texas, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lone Star Overnight (LSO) announced thecompany has begun to deliver vaping products, a business recently dropped by all major shipping companies.
  • "We pride ourselves on doing things that other guys can't, in ways that they won't," said Richard Metzler, CEO of Lone Star Overnight.
  • "This is one way that we differentiate ourselves from the larger parcel delivery companies who are totally backing away from vape delivery."
  • Lone Star Overnight (LSO) is headquartered in Austin, TX, and over the last 30 years has become the leading regional parcel delivery company throughout the Southwest.

Canadian Vaping Association: It’s time to end the war on vaping

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 4:21pm

Surgeon General, and as a lawyer representing injured smokers and state attorneys general in litigation against the tobacco industry.

Key Points: 
  • Surgeon General, and as a lawyer representing injured smokers and state attorneys general in litigation against the tobacco industry.
  • The THR community emphasizes the potential benefits of vaping for adult smokers who cannot or will not quit smoking otherwise.
  • The Canadian Vaping Association commends Douglas for trying to bridge the gap between tobacco control and vape advocates.
  • There are ways to prevent youth use that wont inflict harm on adult smokers, said Darryl Tempest, Executive Director of the CVA.

New Treatment for Severe Emphysema Now Covered Under Medical Mutual of Ohio

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 3:50pm

Medical Mutual of Ohio is Ohio's oldest and largest health insurance company with more than 1.5 million covered lives and stands as a local industry leader in developing up-to-date policy guidelines for safe and effective medical technologies.

Key Points: 
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio is Ohio's oldest and largest health insurance company with more than 1.5 million covered lives and stands as a local industry leader in developing up-to-date policy guidelines for safe and effective medical technologies.
  • "This decision by Medical Mutual will provide expanded access to this critical therapy that significantly reduces lung hyperinflation associated with severe emphysema, and is durable over time," said Dr. Jason Stienecker, Division Chief for Pulmonary at Lima Memorial Health System in Lima, Ohio.
  • "Spiration Valve treatment can lead to truly meaningful improvements in patients who achieve sustainable clinical outcomes such as improvements in lung function and quality of life."
  • "Improving lung function in severe heterogenous emphysema with the Spiration Valve System (EMPROVE): a multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled trial."

Naveris' New Saliva Test Detects Head and Neck Cancer

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 1:00pm

A new clinically-validated saliva test has been shown to detect HPV-associated head and neck cancer with high accuracy, a first-of-its-kind study result.

Key Points: 
  • A new clinically-validated saliva test has been shown to detect HPV-associated head and neck cancer with high accuracy, a first-of-its-kind study result.
  • The study results point to the potential for a significant improvement in early detection of the most common type of head and neck cancer, HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Naveris patient-friendly saliva test has the potential to radically advance early detection of HPV-positive head and neck cancer, which has been growing rapidly among men in the United States.
  • NavDx is a liquid biopsy test that detects HPV-associated head and neck cancer earlier than is possible with imaging and is provided exclusively in the United States through the Naveris national reference CAP-accredited laboratory.