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Great American Smokeout Today!

Just for today, don’t smoke! Nearly 47 million Americans risk their lives — and increase their risk for colorectal cancer — by smoking. But the good news is that 30 years ago, 1 in 3 people in the US smoked.  Today that has dropped to 1 in 5. Today, November 18, is a chance to try life without tobacco.  The American Cancer Society hopes that people who stop smoking today will stay smoke-free. Need help? The National Cancer Institute has tools to help you if you are still struggling with smoking.

Stop Marketing E-Cigarettes Without Approval Says FDA

The FDA has sent warning letters to five manufacturers of e-cigarettes telling them that they cannot market the devices as a way to quit smoking without FDA approval. If manufacturers claim that e-cigarettes treat a disease — in this case, nicotine addiction — they have to prove to the FDA that the product is both safe and effective for its intended use.  All five manufactures say that the products help users to stop smoking, but none have sought FDA approval. In addition, FDA intends to regulate e-cigarettes under its new powers from the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.  In a letter to the Electronic Cigarette Association, the FDA