News: E-cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

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

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

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

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

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

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