The Weekly: FDA orders Juul e-cigarettes off the market, more boys getting vaccinated against HPV and more

Published on June 24, 2022

Updated on August 9, 2022

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FDA orders Juul e-cigarettes off the market over safety concerns

THURSDAY, June 23 (The Washington Post) — Juul, the once-booming Silicon Valley start-up widely blamed for igniting the youth vaping epidemic, was grounded Thursday by federal regulators who ordered all of its e-cigarette products off the market, a move they blamed on “inconsistent and conflicting data” on safety.

The Food and Drug Administration said it was denying Juul’s applications to continue selling the company’s e-cigarette device and pre-filled cartridges in menthol and tobacco flavors. The big surprise was the reason: rather than focusing on youth use, the agency said the company failed to provide sufficient information proving the products were safe — for people of any age.

In other news. . .

Uterine Cancer Is on the Rise, Especially Among Black Women
June 17, The New York Times




No good evidence that vitamins prevent heart disease of cancer, panel says
June 21, NBC News




More Boys Are Getting Vaccinated Against HPV: Why That’s Important
June 21, Healthline




Biden administration moves to restrict nicotine levels in tobacco products
June 22, CNN



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How I used humor in my fight against colorectal cancer

In March 2013, I was diagnosed with rectal cancer at the age of 39.* I had no family history of cancer, no major risk factors and no other signs besides some blood in my stool. Thankfully, I went to my doctor right when my symptoms started. After a colonoscopy found the tumor, further testing revealed that cancer had spread through my rectum muscle layer and into two local lymph nodes. This meant I won the grand prize for treatment.

*I received this news while driving with work friends to Portillo’s. My friends were horrified and wanted to take me home. But if you’ve ever had Portillo’s in Chicago, you don’t pass up the opportunity, not even for cancer.  

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