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[New Jersey] NJ working to reduce e-cigarette use among students

Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd said the state has undertaken a number of initiatives to combat e-cigarette use among young people.... “I’m very proud that New Jersey was the first state in the country to include e-cigarettes in our Smoke-Free Air Act,” O
WKXW-FM 101.5 FM (Trenton, NJ)
added May 27, 2015 16:26

Straight talking can help parents wean teenagers away from e-cigarettes, reveals new study

According to a new study, parents can play a vital role in stopping the rise of teenagers using e-cigarettes. The study conducted by Loyola University Health System Adolescent Medicine Program, showed that in just a year the number of middle and high sc
ANI (in)
added May 27, 2015 16:23

E-cigarette vapor found to damage lung cells even when nicotine-free by Stacy Brooks

a team of researchers adds its findings to others that suggest nicotine in any form is damaging to lungs. This new research also suggests that non-nicotine-containing e-cig solutions have a damaging effect on lung health, leading researchers to call for
Medical Xpress (
added May 27, 2015 16:23

[UK] E-cigarettes: MPs have been banned from vaping anywhere in Parliament

MPs who use e-cigarettes now have to go outside when they want their fix - because vaping has been banned across parliament. In a ruling made by the House of Commons Commission, backed by the House of Lords Committee, vaping is banned everywhere in parl
The Mirror (uk)
added May 27, 2015 16:20


Prof. Dr. Gerry Stimson, a public health sociologist and advocate of e-cigarettes, shares his views on the debate.
BFM (The Business Channel) (uk)
added May 27, 2015 16:18

The 6 most scientifically proven methods to help you quit smoking

Here are some options that have been scientifically proven to work, at least some of the time. Financial incentives Financial benefit from quitting, may be your best bet -- literally -- particularly if you risk losing your own money.
added May 27, 2015 16:17

[Africa] VIDEO: Kenya’s Capital Sees Rise in Shisha Parlors

is the latest craze. Patrons are flocking to shisha parlors to smoke and socialize. But the practice can be addictive and harmful, though many dabblers may not realize the dangers, according experts. (Voice of America)
added May 27, 2015 16:14

[Australia] CHAPMAN: Want to quit smoking? Switching to e-cigarettes no advantage

Eleven published studies have now investigated how people who vape compare with smokers who don’t when it comes to quitting. Stanton Glantz from the University of California has meta-analysed these studies and found that smokers who vape are 30% less lik
The Conversation (au)
added May 27, 2015 16:10

Research letter: No lasting effects of plain packaging on cigarette pack retrieval time in small Australian retail outlets [FREE FULL TEXT]

The claim that plain packaging would negatively impact small tobacco retailers by making it harder to locate and retrieve cigarette packs, thereby increasing transaction times, has not eventuated in Australia.... Other countries considering plain packagi
Tobacco Control
added May 27, 2015 16:05
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[Australia] NSW Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham lights up e-cigarette in Parliament to highlight legal loopholes

under NSW law and the modest reforms of the Government, it is still legal in this state to vape in a preschool, on a bus, in a public space and even in the Parliament," he said. "I was making the point that this is a really serious health issue and the c
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 27, 2015 16:02
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