News: E-cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

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

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

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