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[Pennsylvania] LETTER: Ruling good for Pa.

We at the American Lung Association are thankful for the court ruling that will allow Pennsylvania to recoup nearly $120 million in contested tobacco-lawsuit settlement funds ( “Pa. scores ‘victory,' gets portion of tobacco settlement restored” ). Spent
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Apr 21, 2014 02:03

[Georgia] LETTER: Smokers: Take it outside

On May 6, the Augusta Commission is voting on an ordinance to help create a healthier Augusta. We refer to it as the BreathEasy Augusta campaign, and it is designed to eliminate smoking in Augusta’s workplaces and ask those who smoke to simply take it ou
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Apr 21, 2014 01:51
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[Nebraska] Secondhand Smoke Also Bad For Pets

Nebraska Humane Society says secondhand smoke can lead to major health problems in animals. Dogs, cats, birds and even pocket pets can all be hurt by tobacco smoke. Your pet breathes the same air you do, so chances are if you're smoking or breathing seco
WOWT Channel 6 (Omaha, NE)
added Apr 20, 2014 23:55

Laboratory Study Shows No Detectable Carcinogens or Metals in High-Technology Electronic Cigarette Brand, Suggests that Minimal Risk E-Cigarette is Technologically Feasible

In the study, researchers from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and the Eurofins-Lancaster Laboratories in Winston-Salem examined the constituents in the aerosol produced by VUSE electronic cigarettes. Of particular concern were a number of carcinogens, met
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Apr 20, 2014 08:10

EDITORIAL: This Time, Get Global Trade Right

Another big issue is whether these trade agreements will give investors unnecessary power to sue foreign governments over policies they dislike, including health and environmental regulations. Philip Morris, for example, is trying to overturn Australian r
New York Times
added Apr 20, 2014 08:08

Are E-Cigarettes Really Safe?

The bottom line: If you're trying to quit smoking, e-cigs might be an option -- ask your doctor about them. If you're not a smoker, don't pick up e-cigs until there's more info on the risks. No one wants to get hooked on an expensive habit that might be
Cosmopolitan Magazine
added Apr 20, 2014 08:01

[Arizona] CDC report: Big increase in nicotine exposure from e-cigarette liquid

shows a nationwide rise in nicotine exposure from the liquid in e-cigarettes, mirroring increases seen by Arizona's poison control centers. The number of calls nationally rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 calls per month in February 2014,
Verde (AZ) Independent
added Apr 20, 2014 07:56

[Ohio] Local taverns,patrons flout smoking law

nearly eight years after Ohio voters approved the statewide smoking ban, officials are still struggling to get these owners to pay thousands of dollars owed for breaking the law. “When we are talking about the smoking ban, this is a law to protect people
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Apr 20, 2014 07:53

[California] Los Angeles e-cigarette ban in bars, restaurants starts Saturday

E-cigarette users in the city of Los Angeles were relegated to the ranks of tobacco smokers at midnight Friday, when a ban on e-cigarette use at bars, restaurants and other public areas took effect. “Vapers,” as e-cigarette users call themselves, will no
Los Angeles Daily News
added Apr 20, 2014 07:49

[California] VIDEO: E-Cigarette Ban Goes Into Effect at Midnight in Los Angeles

The ban means “vaping” will be prohibited in bars, restaurants, and many workplaces and public spaces. “This is something that will ensure public safety for people who don’t necessarily want to be around vapors from e-cigarettes,” said Councilman Mitch
KTLA-TV (Los Angeles, CA)
added Apr 20, 2014 07:48
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