Category: Smoking

Tobacco control is not a zero-sum game

On Feb. 1, 12 senators throughout the political spectrum despatched a letter to Xavier Becerra, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, railing in opposition to the lack of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products to cease youth from vaping. While the letter is proper in regards to the ineffectiveness of tobacco product regulation, the authors fail to diagnose the…

A passenger who smoked a sneaky cigarette in a plane’s bathroom sparked a trash can fire during flight, airline says

A “no smoking” and “fasten seatbelt” signal on a industrial plane. Tony Savino/Corbis by way of Getty Images An Israeli passenger smoked a cigarette in the bathroom of an El Al airplane on Friday, per The Times of Israel. He tried to eliminate the cigarette in a trash can nevertheless it set tissue paper aflame, inflicting a fire. The passenger will face authorized motion when…