Employers Charge “Tobacco Use” Fees, but are they Legal?

It’s bad enough that cigarettes cost upwards of $10 a pack in some cities.  Soon, your smoking habit could cost you $3,000 a year in extra health insurance premiums. If the punitive measures hold up in court. But the law — finally — might be on the smokers’ side.  Plans by CVS and other companies… Read More

Current and Pending Laws Affect Your Access to Tobacco Products

A smoker’s right to smoke has steadily eroded over the past decade.   In some places, you can’t light up a traditional cigarette virtually anywhere except your own car or home. Smoking bans are one of the reasons for the increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes. But, if you smoke regular or e-cigarettes, you should be aware… Read More

Craving a Cigarette on an Overseas Flight?

Smoking is physically addicting — no one disputes that.  If you’re a smoker and don’t have access to cigarettes or permission to smoke, the depletion of nicotine in your system will trigger physical withdrawal symptoms that your brain can’t control.  But, new research points out, some of your cravings are, indeed, a state of mind…. Read More

U.S. Not on Target to Reach Smoking Cessation Goals, CDC Says

Think it’s tough to quit smoking? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention knows it is. Although most smokers now puff on fewer cigarettes each day, the percentage of Americans who smoke remains 170 percent higher than the CDC’s goal to reduce smoking to 12 percent of the population by 2020. About 1 in 5… Read More

Snoring Poses Greater Heart Attack Risk Than Smoking, Study Says

Most people are comforted by the prospect of having some degree of control over their lives, including their health.  If this is so, than why is it that we routinely forfeit control by say, ignoring our doctors’ continual recommendations to quit smoking or lose weight? Because it’s hard to quit smoking and hard to lose… Read More

Illogical Tobacco Bans Harm Rather than Protect the Public

Two facts about tobacco use are undisputed: 1.  Smoking tobacco kills people. 2. About 9 out of 10 people who try to quit smoking fail. Given these grim facts reported by the American Cancer Society, you’d think that government policymakers and health professionals would rally to support any and all efforts to reduce the harm… Read More

Secondhand Smoke and Pregnancy Complications — CDC

Women of childbearing age who are exposed to secondhand smoke face adverse health risks such as pregnancy complications and infant death, according to a report released this week by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In at least one country, nearly 3 out of 4 women of childbearing age are exposed to secondhand smoke in… Read More

Cigarettes and Residential Fires: New Report

Which of these is most likely to cause a fatal fire in your home? A.  Cooking in your kitchen. B.  Leaving candles burning in your bedroom. C. Heating your home with a portable heater. D.  Smoking cigarettes The answer is D — smoking cigarettes. If you smoke or live with someone who smokes cigarettes, you… Read More

What are E Cigarette Atomizers?

E cigarettes are made up of 2 key components, the cartomizer (the part closest to the user’s mouth) and the battery (the body of the cigarette). When the user “takes a drag” or “vapes” from the product, an air pressure sensor activates the battery, which turns on a heating element inside the cartomizer. This heating… Read More

How to Customize Your E Cigarettes

When it comes to customizing your electronic cigarettes, the possibilities are endless. Choose from distinct traditional flavors, or try something new and different. Personalize your cartomizer with a selection of skins to choose from, which can be mixed and matched with colored batteries. We even have custom batteries for every personality, style, mood, holiday or… Read More

United Kingdom E Cigarette Trends

Users of electronic cigarettes in the UK have not always been as lucky as their vaping brothers and sisters in the United States. They have always had a handful of electronic cigarette products to choose for one reason or another. The main reason is the fact that most e cigarette manufacturers, retailers and distributors normally… Read More

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