News: E-cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

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

E-Cigarettes on Rise Among Teenagers, Study Finds

The New York Times By Sabrina Tavernise WASHINGTON — A new federal survey has found that e-cigarette use among teenagers has surpassed the use of traditional cigarettes, even as smoking of traditional cigarettes has continued to […]

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posted on 12/16/2014

CDC: E-cigarette Use Rising in High School Kids

Associated Press By Mike Stobbe NEW YORK (AP) — Use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled over three years, according to a new government report released Thursday. In a large national survey last year, […]

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posted on 11/14/2014

Dire Warnings by Big Tobacco on E-Smoking

New York Times By Matt Richtel Tobacco companies, long considered public health enemy No. 1, have suddenly positioned themselves as protectors of consumer well-being in the digital age. They are putting out among the strongest health […]

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posted on 09/28/2014

Risk Assessment of Exposure to E-cigarette Aerosol

In the June 2014 issue of ASHRAE Journal, Bud Offerman, an expert on indoor air published a well-done risk assessment of active and passive exposure to e-cigarette aerosol using standard methods. (ASHRAE is the American Society […]

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posted on 08/27/2014

E-cigarettes put up smokescreen, must be snuffed out

By Daniel M. Cook Special thanks to the Las Vegas Review Journal The Review-Journal’s June 21 editorial (“E-cigarettes and teen smoking”) concludes by asking, “If this business (e-cigarettes) is furthering the goal of reducing cigarette smoking, […]

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posted on 08/05/2014