California lawmakers act to raise smoking age to 21, restrict e-cigarettes

Los Angeles Times By Patrick McGreevy The state Senate on Thursday approved six anti-tobacco bills, including measures that would raise the smoking age in California from 18 to 21 and bar electronic cigarettes from restaurants, movie […]

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posted on 08/27/2015

Teenagers Who Try E-Cigarettes Also Try Smoking, Study Finds

NBC News By Maggie Fox Teenagers who try e-cigarettes are more likely to try cigarettes and other tobacco products, a new study finds. It’s not proof that “vaping” leads to smoking — but it’s strong evidence […]

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posted on 08/18/2015

Nevada Legislature Passes Historic Budget Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2015  CONTACT: Tom McCoy, 775.232.0914, The Nevada Legislature today passed Senate Bill 483, which will provide approximately $1.1 billion in additional funding over the next biennium. The bill awaits Governor […]

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posted on 06/03/2015

California Senate votes to raise smoking age to 21 from 18

Reuters By Alex Dobuzinskis and Cynthia Johnston The California Senate voted on Tuesday to raise the legal smoking age in the most populous U.S. state to 21 from 18, in a move that could make California […]

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posted on 06/02/2015

Study Asks if Carrot or Stick Can Better Help Smokers Quit

The New York Times By Sabrina Tavernise WASHINGTON — What would make a smoker more likely to quit, a big reward for succeeding or a little penalty for failing? That is what researchers wanted to know […]

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posted on 05/13/2015

Op-Ed: It’s Time to Regulate E-Cigarettes

The New York Times By David A. Kessler and Matthew L. Myers WHEN the federal government announced last week that youth e-cigarette use tripled in just one year, surpassing the use of traditional cigarettes, the reaction was […]

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posted on 04/23/2015

Use of E-Cigarettes Rises Sharply Among Teenagers, Report Says

The New York Times By Sabrina Tavernise Kenny, a high school senior in Weston, Fla., likes to puff e-cigarettes during study sessions with friends after school. James, a senior in Fauquier County, Va., uses them outside […]

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posted on 04/16/2015

SNHD Health Advisory: A Summary of the Public Health Risks of Electronic Cigarettes

Background Combustible cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths each year. Cigarettes are the most commonly produced tobacco product in the world, […]

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posted on 02/18/2015

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Drops, CDC Reports

The New York Times By Sabrina Tavernise Americans’ exposure to secondhand smoke has declined by half since 2000, federal health authorities reported Tuesday, as states and municipalities banned smoking in bars, restaurants and offices, and fewer […]

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posted on 02/03/2015

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