New Study Shows Many Youth Who Use Nicotine Pouches Also Smoke and Vape
A study by the Truth Initiative shows that young people who use oral nicotine products such as Zyn and On! — which contain high concentrations of nicotine — are more likely to use other tobacco products. These products also feature appealing flavors and designs, causing a spike in popularity, with sales rising from 2019 to 2022. Nicotine is highly addictive and can dramatically alter the chemistry of the brain. These rising numbers and the life-altering risks highlight the need for more research and education on youth tobacco use.
How Can We Eliminate Smoking Disparities in Oklahoma?
Smoking prevalence is nearly 50% higher in a group of 12 Midwestern and Southern states compared to the rest of the country. This means that individuals who smoke and live in these states — dubbed “Tobacco Nation” — smoke nearly 500 more cigarettes per year than those in the rest of the U.S. These persistently high smoking rates are still the leading cause of preventable death and disease, contributing to a lower life expectancy.
Tobacco Companies Must Post Eye-Catching Signs Telling the Deadly Truth
A court-mandated ruling now requires tobacco companies to post the consequences of their products in over 200,000 retail locations. The signs will be placed near the products and at the counter beginning this fall. This is a long overdue step in holding the tobacco industry accountable for decades of lies that lead to addiction, disease and premature death.
Massachusetts High Court Awards $37 Million in a Lawsuit Against Philip Morris USA
Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court awarded a woman $37 million in a lawsuit against Philip Morris USA. The justices found enough evidence to support a prior jury ruling that claimed the use of cigarettes resulted in the plaintiff’s cancer. The company was sued for false advertising and spreading misinformation about the safety of filtered cigarettes.