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FDA rescinds ban on Juul products

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www.kxan.com – Joseph Choi – 2024-06-08 15:56:08

SUMMARY: The FDA has rescinded its ban on the sale of Juul e-cigarettes, a decision influenced by new case law and a reevaluation of information provided by the company. The agency initially banned Juul products two years ago, alleging they posed public risks, particularly to youth. Despite the ban, Juul products remained on the market as the FDA paused its decision for further review. Juul welcomed the rescission, expressing confidence in their product's safety. However, the FDA emphasized that the rescission is not an endorsement but returns the application to pending status for substantive review. Youth tobacco use trends show declining cigarette and cigar use but persistent popularity in e-cigarettes.

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Houston ranks top 10 best cities for summer travel on new Forbes Advisor report

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-06-22 17:17:52

SUMMARY: Houston, Texas has been recognized as a top summer travel destination, ranking No. 10 in a report by Forbes Advisor. The study, published on June 1, evaluated 43 major U.S. cities based on city experience, air travel experience, and driving experience. The findings suggest that Houston is an attractive option for travelers this summer. For more details, readers are directed to Houston CultureMap. The report underscores Houston’s appeal, promising an influx of visitors from across the country. This content was reported by KTRK-TV, with all rights reserved for 2024.

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Missing swimmer reported at Central Texas park

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-06-22 16:10:42

SUMMARY: A recovery effort is underway in Travis County, Texas, after a report of a missing swimmer at Arkansas Bend Park on Saturday. At around 2:30 p.m., Austin-Travis County EMS responded to a call about an adult swimmer using an electric underwater scooter who did not resurface. Multiple first responder boats attempted a rescue, but the effort transitioned to a recovery mission. The Travis County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation and will search until sundown, resuming at sunrise if necessary. The situation is still developing, with updates expected.

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NE Harris County fire on East Mount Houston Road leaves 2 firefighters hospitalized with injuries

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-06-22 15:22:11

SUMMARY: Fire crews are addressing a blaze at the Prestige Auto & Metal Recycling plant in northeast Harris County, Texas. The fire, located at the 7600 block of Mount Houston Road, led to the hospitalization of two firefighters for smoke inhalation, both in stable condition. Adequate water supply is a challenge due to a lack of hydrants, necessitating shuttling water by fire trucks. Officials from various agencies, including the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, are involved. The cause and specific location of the fire remain unclear, with no evacuation orders or air quality updates issued.

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