NFL’s Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Tobacco Industry

The New York Times By Alan Schwarz, Walt Bogdanich, and Jacqueline Williams The National Football League was on the clock. With several of its marquee players retiring early after a cascade of frightening concussions, the league […]

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posted on 03/24/2016

U.S. bans the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights

Reuters The U.S. Transportation Department announced on Wednesday it has banned the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights. The rule applies to all scheduled flights by U.S. and foreign carriers involving transportation in, to and […]

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posted on 03/02/2016

Clean indoor air debate continues in Mesquite

The Spectrum (Desert Valley Times)  By Lucas M Thomas If you’ve ever walked into a casino in the state of Nevada, the ambiance is unmistakable. Trying to find fresh air is often an exercise in futility. Former casino […]

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posted on 02/26/2016

The facts behind e-cigarettes and their health risks

Consumer Reports Chances are good that you’ve seen people “smoking” e-cigarettes: inhaling from cigarette-shaped devices, then puffing out clouds of odorless fog. E-cigarettes, also known as e-cigs or electronic nicotine delivery systems, have been on the […]

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posted on 02/22/2016

Study shows teens using e-cigarettes could move on to smoking tobacco

Reuters (re-printed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal) By Lisa Rapaport Teens who try electronic cigarettes may be more than twice as likely to progress to traditional cigarettes as their peers who haven’t used the devices, a […]

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posted on 01/27/2016

E-cigarettes Don’t Help Smokers Quit Tobacco: Study

Health By Dennis Thompson Electronic cigarettes are promoted as a way to help smokers kick the habit, but a new study contends that the devices hamper rather than help. E-cigarette use actually lowers smokers’ chances that […]

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posted on 01/14/2016

Health Agency Takes On Advertising For Electronic Cigarettes

Associated Press By Mike Stobbe NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s lead public health agency on Tuesday focused its attack on electronic cigarettes on the issue of advertising, saying too many kids see the ads. There […]

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posted on 01/05/2016

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