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E-cigarette and vaping companies use flavors as a way to market their products to customers and, public health experts argue, to attract youth. With the proliferation of exotic flavors comes the question – are the chemicals in these flavor ingredients safe to inhale? Scientists are warning: maybe not.  

Have you heard of dabbing? Dubbed the "crack of pot,” dabbing is a form of consuming highly concentrated marijuana in a vaporized form and has been described as freebasing marijuana in popular media outlets. Once an underground practice, this dangerous trend has gained popularity in recent months and could change the culture of marijuana use. 

Alcohol just got a whole lot more portable—and controversial. Palcohol, a powdered form of alcohol that comes in five flavors, has been approved for sale by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

A group of global tobacco health and policy researchers is calling for the sale of tobacco products to be phased out by 2040. The group writes that, with the backing of the United Nations and international governments, tobacco use can be reduced to less than five percent in just 25 years.

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