July 17, 2019

The Los Angeles Times, Colleen Shalby, July 16, 2019- The city of Ventura is one step closer to banning the sale of flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, oils, cigarillos, cigarettes and loose tobacco. Ventura Mayor Matt Lavere and Councilwoman Cheryl Heitmann directed City Council staff to draft an ordinance that …

July 12, 2019

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CNBC, Chloe Taylor, July 11, 2019- Sugary drinks like orange juice or soda may increase the risk of contracting cancer, French scientists have claimed. In a study published Wednesday, researchers from Sorbonne Paris Cite University, said the consumption of sugary soft drinks — including 100% fruit juice — was “significantly associated …

July 2, 2019

Kellogg Insight, Stephan Seiler & Anna Tuchman, July 1, 2019- Several cities have started taxing sodas and other sweetened drinks in the past five years. The goal is to bring in revenue, improve public health, or both. But it’s unclear whether these “soda taxes” are achieving their goals. So Anna …