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[Florida] Dr. Zorba Paster: E-cigarettes are toxic to kids -- and to our air

My biggest issue is the use of e-cigarettes by minors, particularly the number of high school-age kids who believe e-cigarettes are safe... Anything that is not pure air puts a person at risk. Claiming that e-cigarettes are safe is hogwash. With that, I
Florida Times-Union
added Mar 27, 2015 14:59
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PORT: North Dakota shouldn’t treat vaping like smoking

Vaping isn’t smoking....that distinction makes all the difference in the world. Not for the anti-tobacco crusaders, though. These zealots...both bills, which passed the House and were heard before a Senate committee this last week, do something very posi
Watchdog.org (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:53
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Editorial: Loophole for e-cigarettes, vaping needs to be closed ($$)

Proposed regulations for the liquids used in electronic cigarettes have advanced in the General Assembly, but significantly, “vaping” would not be added to the state’s smoking ban. The state Senate and House have approved by wide margins similar bills o
Columbus (IN) Republic
added Mar 27, 2015 14:51
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[New Zealand] Making a case for electronic cigarettes

The paper, published on Friday in the New Zealand Medical Journal, found electronic cigarettes have the potential to encourage smokers to switch from smoking cigarettes to using electronic cigarettes, which were likely to be far safer. It also found dis
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:50
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[Louisiana] Raise the 'smoking' age? The Washington Post thinks so

The logic is fairly straightforward. Nicotine works best on teenage brains. More than four out of five smokers started before they were 21. But just as New Orleans' smoking ban has caused consternation, so too would adjusting such an age limit, the Post
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Mar 27, 2015 14:49
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Advocates push to raise smoking age to 21 in Rhode Island

turned out at the State House on Wednesday to testify in support of a bill that would make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to raise the legal age for tobacco purchases to 21. They also spoke in favor of two other bills, one that would regulate
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Mar 27, 2015 14:47
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[USA] THOMPSON: America declares war on e-cigarettes. But it’s an ideological battle, not a medical one

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have launched a wildly expensive campaign against e-cigarettes because… well, I can’t really work out their logic, but the sickly aroma of liberal puritanism is unmistakeable. The medical arguments are r
The Spectator (uk)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:45
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[Egypt] Tobacco traders demand cigarettes distribution on ration cards

The Cairo and Giza Tobacco Traders Association called on the Minister of Supply to distribute a monthly quota of cigarettes through the ration card system, which benefits 40 million low-income citizens.
Daily News Egypt (eg)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:44
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Secret Trade Pact would Allow Foreign Corporations to Sue U.S. for Damaging Investment “Expectations”

“This is really troubling,” Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York) told the Times. “It seems to indicate that savvy, deep-pocketed foreign conglomerates could challenge a broad range of laws we pass at every level of government, such as made-in-America la
AllGov.com
added Mar 27, 2015 14:38
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[Ohio] Brown Statement on Released Trans-Pacific Partnership Investment Provisions

amount to a corporate handout at the expense of consumers despite the assurances of our negotiators. We need strong language to prevent multinational corporations – like Big Tobacco - from using trade agreements to challenge health and safety laws.
US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:37
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