Health Care

Study: Flavored tobacco products are a gateway to regular use

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First use of flavored e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah, and smokeless tobacco products can place young adults and adults at risk of regular tobacco use. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Youths and young adults are likely to continue using various tobacco products after trying flavored products like menthol or mint, according to a new study from JAMA Network.

Driving the news: Popular e-cigarette startup Juul announced last week a halt in its flavored vape products, signaling further cooperation with the FDA. Juul banned all flavors except mint, its most popular flavor.

FDA wants women to be warned of breast implant risks

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Breast implant devices. Photo: RuaridhConnellan/Barcroft Media via Getty Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

The Food and Drug Administration is recommending manufacturers put a warning label on their breast implant devices so women are more aware of the risks of serious complications.

The big picture: Thousands of women who received implants have reported severe muscle and joint pain, weakness, cognitive difficulties and fatigue, the New York Times reports. This and a few recalls sparked a movement across the country to pressure the FDA in considering more long-term safety studies on connections between implants and disease.