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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

US health watchdog to take legal action against e-cigarette makers

The Guardian By Sarah Boseley A health watchdog is to take legal action in California against the manufacturers of some of the best-known brands of e-cigarettes, following tests to establish the levels of toxic chemicals they […]

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posted on 09/02/2015

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, tom.mccoy@cancer.org 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