News: E-cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

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

Before You Vape: High Levels of Formaldehyde Hidden in E-Cigs

Reuters By Mike Segar Formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen found in cigarette smoke, also dwells in the vaporized liquid of popular electronic or e-cigarettes, researchers said Wednesday. E-cigarette sales are booming in the United States and […]

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posted on 01/21/2015

Electronic cigarette blamed for Sparks High gym explosion

Reno Gazette-Journal By Marcella Corona and Emerson Marcus Washoe County School District police blame an electronic cigarette for a small explosion at the Sparks High School gym on Monday that prompted a code yellow lockdown and […]

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posted on 01/13/2015

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Editorial misleads kids on effects of smoking electronic cigarettes

To the editor: Why does the Review-Journal editorial page appear to be a propaganda machine for the electronic cigarette industry, making claims about the health impact of e-cigarettes as statements of fact that are anything but? […]

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posted on 01/10/2015

Race to Deliver Nicotine’s Punch, With Less Risk

The New York Times By Barry Meier NEUCHATEL, Switzerland — Deep inside a modernist research center on the edge of a mountain lake here, automated smoking machines sample the future of nicotine. Scientists at Philip Morris […]

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posted on 12/24/2014