FDA ready to start reviewing e-cigarette applications

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Luxury company LVMH has partnered with the Stella McCartney brand to continue producing sustainable fashion. McCartney's namesake line is known for its commitment to ethical issues and eco-friendly designs, such as glue-free sneakers. More specific financial details of the deal will be released in September, but McCartney will maintain majority ownership of her brand. This comes as companies like Prada, Nike, and H&M have recently announced new efforts to reduce their environmental impact.

The FDA says it is ready to start reviewing e-cigarette applications. The agency will weigh how many adults will benefit from them versus how many teens may be harmed. This comes amid a teen vaping "epidemic" in the U.S. former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb delayed the application due date until 2022, but now, acting chief Ned Sharpless says the agency "stands ready." This comes after criticism that the FDA has been neglecting its legal duties.

The United States Postal Service is rolling out a new service to let you see your mail before it arrives at your doorstep. The "informed delivery" lets customers track packages, leave delivery instructions, and see photos of incoming mail on their computers or phones.

 

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