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For smokers, pandemic poses challenges, triggers

December 3, 2020 – Tobacco use has been declining for years in the U.S., but the COVID-19 pandemic threatens that progress. Vaughan Rees, director of the Center for Global Tobacco Control, discussed how the stress of the pandemic…

FDA: Tobacco pouches less risky than cigarettes

Tobacco pouches are less harmful than cigarettes—somewhat, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA announced on October 22, 2019 that the pouches, sold by a Swedish company, are now officially classified as reduced risk…

Could MA vape products ban inadvertently harm health?

A temporary ban on the sale of vaping products in Massachusetts has drawn criticism from some public health experts. In a September 26, 2019 WBUR story, Vaughan Rees, director of the Center for Tobacco Control at Harvard T.H.…

Preventing teen e-cigarette use poses challenges

More than 2 million teenagers in the U.S. are now using e-cigarettes, and their growing popularity has health experts worried. In hopes of preventing more teens from following suit, the FDA has created a new education campaign to…

Cutting through the smoke

July 24, 2018 – Is it wise to steer smokers toward e-cigarettes, in the hope that they offer a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes? Or do e-cigarettes pose too many health risks in their own right? Vaughan Rees,…

Marijuana and public health

In this week’s episode: As more states legalize recreational use of marijuana, we examine the potential public health benefits and concerns, plus the growing body of evidence about the negative health effects of synthetic chemicals known as phthalates.