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Tox Tuesday: New, less addictive cigarettes?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is enacting a plan that may drive down cigarette smoking rates within the country.

The plan would reduce the level of nicotine allowed in cigarettes, making them less addictive. The addictive nature of cigarettes is a major factor in their prevalence; a recent survey shows that three out […]

Tox Tuesday: Nicotine and the world of e-cigarettes

It has become a very ordinary occurrence to see people going about their daily lives while puffing on an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, and leaving behind clouds of near-odorless fog in their wake. When compared to traditional cigarettes, these devices do not contain tobacco and therefore have been marketed as “less addictive” or “less harmful” […]

Monday links

Back from the long holiday weekend and ready to brush up on the latest news in the industry? We’ve got you covered.

Food Safety

New Food Safety Institute for Helping New York Producers Comply With FSMA – Food Safety News On Dec. 15, Cornell University announced it would become home to a comprehensive food safety […]

Buzzkill: new studies link pesticide to bee population decline

Spring is in the air and with it typically comes the sound of buzzing bees floating through the air. Over the past few years, however, the usual buzz many are accustomed to has not been as prevalent as scientists continue to study a variety of factors, ranging from climate change to viruses to loss of […]

Tox Tuesday: Cotinine/Nicotine

Right off the bat, nicotine has a few strikes against it: it is one of the most heavily used addictive drugs in the United States; 10 people die per minute due to tobacco use; and 90% of lung cancer cases in men (and 80% in women) are caused by smoking.

So why is this potentially […]