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[Indiana] E-cigarettes take focus on annual 'Smokeout' day

Smoke-Free Indy will hold an open meeting on e-cigarettes Thursday night. A panel of experts will discuss the issue and take questions. The number of high school students using e-cigarettes has tripled over the last three years, according to the Centers
WISH-TV Channel 8 (Indianapolis, IN)
added Nov 20, 2014 21:30
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[UK-Scotland] Sick crooks push cheap cigarettes on Facebook laced with potentially life-threatening chemicals

The anonymity of the internet and its reach means authorities are now faced with tackling a new front in the war on cheap counterfeit cigarettes and rolling tobacco. Earlier this month, the Record revealed how fake cigarettes laced with radioactive mate
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Nov 20, 2014 21:23
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[Michigan] Administrators consider campus-wide smoking ban after petition gains traction

With more than 1,400 signatures on a change.org petition calling for a campus-wide smoking ban at MSU, school administrators have taken notice. “Going smoke-free is something the university has considered before and is currently reviewing,” MSU spokesm
(East Lansing, MI) State News
added Nov 20, 2014 21:15
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16 Disturbing Numbers That Prove Our Smoking Epidemic Is Far From Over

So while we've made undeniable progress, we clearly have a long way to go. If you or a smoker in your life is not yet convinced, here are a few numbers to remind us all why it's important we get there. 480,000 The number of deaths in the United States
Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 20, 2014 21:13
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[Canada] Youth urged Ontario to ban flavoured tobacco

Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Nov 20, 2014 12:45
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LETTER: A Molecular Basis for Nicotine as a Gateway Drug

Whether tobacco use is causal of, or only associated with, future drug use remains a central question. Kandel and Kandel present compelling molecular evidence in mice, but experiments involving humans are necessary to address the social confounders of tob
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Nov 20, 2014 12:12
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Massachusetts Town Votes to End Bid for Tobacco Ban

at its regular meeting Wednesday afternoon, the board voted 2 to 1 to rescind the proposal, saying it had already heard the town’s objections loud and clear. “The town is not in favor of the proposal, and therefore I am not in favor of the proposal,” Ed
New York Times
added Nov 20, 2014 12:06
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Where There's No Smoke, There's the Word of the Year

The use of “vape,” which refers to the act of smoking an electronic cigarette or the cigarette itself, has more than doubled in the past year and increased by 30-fold since 2012, as the e-cigarette, invented in 2003, has gone mainstream, Oxford’s editors
New York Times Blogs
added Nov 20, 2014 12:04
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[Belgium] Effectiveness of the Electronic Cigarette: An Eight-Week Flemish Study with Six-Month Follow-up on Smoking Reduction, Craving and Experienced Benefits and Complaints [FREE FULL TEXT]

In a series of controlled lab sessions with e-cig naïve tobacco smokers, second generation e-cigs were shown to be immediately and highly effective in reducing abstinence induced cigarette craving and withdrawal symptoms, while not resulting in increases
MDPI AG (ch)
added Nov 20, 2014 12:01
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Massachusetts town stubs out plan to ban tobacco sales

The proposal in Westminster, a town of about 7,300 people 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Boston, had generated strong opposition from store owners who contended the ban would cut into sales. The Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise newspaper reported that the
Reuters
added Nov 20, 2014 11:54
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