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Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em and If You’re 21

The Atlantic By Adam Chandler For as long as the uniform drinking age in the United States has been 21—1984, by most accounts— it has been easy to rail against the dynamic where one can be […]

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posted on 12/09/2015

E-Cigarettes Deliver Harmful Chemicals, Report Finds

NBC News By Maggie Fox Makers of e-cigarettes claim their products are far safer than burnt tobacco products, but a study published Tuesday shows that may not always be true. The flavorings that make vaping so […]

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posted on 12/08/2015

Chemicals Linked with Severe Respiratory Disease Found in Common E-cigarette Flavors

Diacetyl, a flavoring chemical linked to cases of severe respiratory disease, was found in more than 75% of flavored electronic cigarettes and refill liquids tested by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Two […]

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posted on 12/08/2015

The Troubling History of Big Tobacco’s Cozy Ties With Black Leaders

Mother Jones By Myron Levin It’s hardly surprising that a tobacco company would donate more money to Republican politicians than to Democrats, who are generally more amenable than GOPers to taxes and regulation. North Carolina’s Lorillard […]

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posted on 11/17/2015

FDA’s New Anti-Smoking Campaign Uses Hip Hop to Target Youth

Associated Press By Matthew Perrone Government health officials are betting they can adapt the sounds, style and swagger of hip-hop culture to discourage young African Americans, Hispanics and other minority youths from using tobacco. The Food […]

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posted on 10/06/2015

Outside gaming expo, table-game dealers push for smoke-free casinos

Las Vegas Sun By Jackie Valley Las Vegas dealers who picketed Tuesday morning outside the Global Gaming Expo say they can handle the occasional drunken customer or angry gambler losing bets. But there’s another nuisance permeating […]

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posted on 09/30/2015

Haze of Hypocrisy Hangs in Smoky Casino Air

Las Vegas Review-Journal By John L. Smith You’re not allowed to smoke within 25 feet of the entrance to the Sands Expo and Convention Center, according to the sign. On Tuesday morning, smokers blurred the 25-foot […]

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posted on 09/29/2015

Jury still out on e-cigarettes as cessation aid, U.S. doctors say

Reuters By Lisa Rapaport There isn’t enough evidence yet to say whether e-cigarettes are safe or effective for helping people quit smoking, new U.S. guidelines on tobacco cessation conclude. The conclusion, issued by the U.S. Preventive […]

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posted on 09/21/2015

Another Study Finds Kids Who Vape Smoke Real Tobacco, Too

NBC News By Maggie Fox Another study has found that teens and young adults who smoke electronic cigarettes are far more likely than non-vapers to try real tobacco, too. Like others, this one doesn’t prove that […]

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posted on 09/10/2015

CVS says its ban on cigarette sales has reduced smoking

Reuters By Nandita Bose and Lisa Von Ahn CVS Health Corp said on Thursday its decision to stop selling tobacco products last year led to a 1 percent decrease in cigarette sales in some states where […]

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posted on 09/03/2015