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Nevada tax hike proposals upset smokers, ‘vapers’

Las Vegas Review-Journal By Sandra Chereb CARSON CITY — Smokers would pay more under Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposal to increase cigarette taxes while those who get their nicotine fix from flavored concoctions inhaled through battery-powered devices […]

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posted on 01/31/2015

Before You Vape: High Levels of Formaldehyde Hidden in E-Cigs

Reuters By Mike Segar Formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen found in cigarette smoke, also dwells in the vaporized liquid of popular electronic or e-cigarettes, researchers said Wednesday. E-cigarette sales are booming in the United States and […]

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posted on 01/21/2015

Electronic cigarette blamed for Sparks High gym explosion

Reno Gazette-Journal By Marcella Corona and Emerson Marcus Washoe County School District police blame an electronic cigarette for a small explosion at the Sparks High School gym on Monday that prompted a code yellow lockdown and […]

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posted on 01/13/2015

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Editorial misleads kids on effects of smoking electronic cigarettes

To the editor: Why does the Review-Journal editorial page appear to be a propaganda machine for the electronic cigarette industry, making claims about the health impact of e-cigarettes as statements of fact that are anything but? […]

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posted on 01/10/2015

Race to Deliver Nicotine’s Punch, With Less Risk

The New York Times By Barry Meier NEUCHATEL, Switzerland — Deep inside a modernist research center on the edge of a mountain lake here, automated smoking machines sample the future of nicotine. Scientists at Philip Morris […]

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posted on 12/24/2014

National Report: Nevada Ranks 42nd in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

States Challenged to Join Florida in Reducing Youth Smoking to Record Low Washington, D.C.- Nevada ranks 42nd in the country in funding programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national […]

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posted on 12/19/2014

E-Cigarettes on Rise Among Teenagers, Study Finds

The New York Times By Sabrina Tavernise WASHINGTON — A new federal survey has found that e-cigarette use among teenagers has surpassed the use of traditional cigarettes, even as smoking of traditional cigarettes has continued to […]

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posted on 12/16/2014

Calling It Quits: American Smoking Hits 50-Year Low

NBC News Fewer Americans are smoking, with the smoking rate at its lowest point in 50 years, federal health experts reported Wednesday. Just under 18 percent of Americans are smokers, down from 21 percent in 2005, […]

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posted on 11/26/2014

CDC: E-cigarette Use Rising in High School Kids

Associated Press By Mike Stobbe NEW YORK (AP) — Use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled over three years, according to a new government report released Thursday. In a large national survey last year, […]

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posted on 11/14/2014

Dire Warnings by Big Tobacco on E-Smoking

New York Times By Matt Richtel Tobacco companies, long considered public health enemy No. 1, have suddenly positioned themselves as protectors of consumer well-being in the digital age. They are putting out among the strongest health […]

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posted on 09/28/2014