E-cigarettes debate catching fire

As debate ignites over the burgeoning electronic cigarette industry and a regulatory crackdown looms, former smokers using the handheld vaporizers to kick rolled tobacco, as well as those trying to keep kids safe in light of aggressive marketing and a seemingly lawless distribution framework, are huffing and puffing on both sides of the argument. .

Students falsely treat e-cigs as an exception to smoking policies - The Daily Cougar

South West LondonerStudents falsely treat e-cigs as an exception to smoking policiesThe Daily CougarThis raises the question of whether or not the recent spate of e-cig popularity across our nation — and more locally here on campus — needs to be questioned, especially as concerns rise specifically about the public use of e-cigs. There are… Read More

Lockport may grant permit to e-cigarette store - Buffalo News

Lockport may grant permit to e-cigarette storeBuffalo NewsLOCKPORT – Legal research has determined that only a simple majority of the Lockport Common Council, not a five-vote supermajority, is needed to grant a special use permit for an electronic cigarette store, Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey said Tuesday. Thus … .

Study: Number of teens exposed to e-cig ads skyrocketing - WWMT-TV

WWMT-TVStudy: Number of teens exposed to e-cig ads skyrocketingWWMT-TVA study published in the journal Pediatrics found the ads are increasing the likelihood that teens will one day try smoking. Ads for traditional cigarettes have been banned from TV since 1971, but e-cigs are fair game. Researchers found youth exposure …Teens and young adults confronted by… Read More

An E-Cig That Tells You How Much You’ve Increased Your Life Expectency With Every Puff

Forget for just a moment that e-cigarettes mostly contain propylene glycol — a substance used in antifreeze and known to cause cancer. Smokio claims to be the first connected e-cig to actually add years to your life each time you puff. It works by hooking the device up to an app on your smartphone which… Read More

Health risks of e-cigarettes emerge - Science News

Science NewsHealth risks of e-cigarettes emergeScience NewsElectronic cigarettes, marketed as safer than regular cigarettes, deliver a cocktail of toxic chemicals including carcinogens into the lungs, new studies show. Using e-cigarettes may even make bacterial infections resistant to antibiotics, according to …and more .

Miami-Dade bans e-cigarette sales to minors - MiamiHerald.com

Miami-Dade bans e-cigarette sales to minorsMiamiHerald.comEarlier this year, Florida lawmakers outlawed the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. But Gov. Rick Scott hasn’t signed the legislation yet. So the Miami-Dade County Commission took action Tuesday to enact the same restrictions proposed by the state.and more .

France Is About to Bid Adieu to Smoking E-Cigarettes in Public

The French may be known for giving a Gallic shrug to health warnings about smoking, but puffing electronic cigarettes in public in France is about to become passé. The nation’s health minister, Marisol Touraine, is proposing a ban on using the battery-powered devices that have become a common replacement for traditional tobacco cigs in bars,… Read More

Should more be done to shield youth from e-cig ads on television? - The Elkhart Truth

Should more be done to shield youth from e-cig ads on television?The Elkhart TruthBetween 2011 and 2013, exposure to e-cig television ads increased 256 percent for adolescents ages 12 to 17, according to a new study in the academic journal Pediatrics. In the same time period, e-cig ad exposure increased 321 percent among young …… Read More

Grand Forks Council approves e-cig ordinance - Prairie Business

Grand Forks Council approves e-cig ordinancePrairie BusinessGRAND FORKS, N.D. – E-cigarettes will be regulated the same as regular cigarettes in Grand Forks starting July 1 after a City Council decision Monday. By: Charly Haley, Forum News Service. GRAND FORKS, N.D. – E-cigarettes will be regulated the same as …and more .

E-cigarette entrepreneurs say 49 percent tax proposed in Kasich's budget would ... - Columbus Business First

E-cigarette entrepreneurs say 49 percent tax proposed in Kasich’s budget would …Columbus Business FirstAmid the massive House Bill 472, which is Kasich’s mid-biennium budget review, is a proposal classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco products. That would make them subject to a 41 percent wholesale tax starting in July, and the levy would rise to 49 …… Read More

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