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Where we stand now: E-cigarettes

But their use has been surrounded by debate, focusing on the lack of evidence regarding the harms associated with their long-term use, as well as their potential to act as a gateway into smoking among teens. The latest salvo: A study of nearly 70,000 peo
KSAT-12 (San Antonio, TX)
added Feb 27, 2018 03:54

BRODWIN: Scientists are beginning to learn how vaping impacts your health — and the results are troubling

Most research surrounding e-cigs has focused on so-called cigalikes, first-generation devices that look like regular cigarettes and include a disposable mechanism preloaded with liquid. But people who vape every day typically use reusable devices they c
Business Insider
added Feb 27, 2018 03:51


should not limit adults’ choices by increasing the age to purchase and possess tobacco products. Rather, policymakers should implore the use of THR products such as smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes, as these have proven to be effective tools fo
Heartland Institute
added Feb 27, 2018 03:49

[Asia, Qatar] 3,600 seek HMC help to quit smoking

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Tobacco Control Center is seeing more and more patients who want to stop smoking, with more than 3,600 patient visits to the Smoking Cessation Clinic recorded over the past year. About 40% of those who seek treatment are
Gulf Times (qa)
added Feb 27, 2018 03:48

[New York] NYC Health Department Launches New Anti-Smoking Campaign

Here in lies the importance of the new $670,000 citywide media campaign from NYC's Health Dept. The goal is to encourage "all New Yorkers to quit smoking, regardless of the number of times they’ve tried to stop." In New York City, 867,000 adults (13.1
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Feb 27, 2018 03:46

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] ‘Absurd’ if DOH endorses vaping, says health group

A health advocacy group calling for stricter tobacco control is objecting to calls for the Department of Health (DOH) to endorse vaping as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking. HealthJustice Philippines (HJP) maintained that electronic cigarettes we
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 26, 2018 22:51

[Africa, Kenya] Public smokers to be arrested in crackdown on tobacco use

Meru county has announced plans to arrest people smoking in public. Health executive Eunice Kobia yesterday said the move is part of the county's resolve to regulate tobacco use. "At least one in every five men use tobacco. It is sad that smoking is pa
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Feb 26, 2018 22:49

[New Jersey] Cranford Police Department Reinforces Tobacco & Electronic Smoking Laws with Local Businesses

Last November, the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic smoking devices in New Jersey was raised from 19 to 21.The Cranford Police Department's Community Policing Unit recently met with local retailers to reinforce the legal age raise and
added Feb 26, 2018 22:48

[Zimbabwe] 2 tobacco auction floors to open in Rusape

Tobacco farmers in Manicaland stand to benefit from the recent announcement that two auction floors will be opening in Rusape this year. One of the auction floors will be operated by Agritrade Leaf Tobacco, a relatively new entity, while there are marke
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 26, 2018 22:47

[New York] Bill being reintroduced would raise tobacco age in Westchester

A new bill being reintroduced by Westchester County legislators would ban people under 21 from buying tobacco products or e-cigarettes. Ten other counties in the state, including Orange and New York City, have implemented the ban. Democrat Catherine Bo
News 12
added Feb 26, 2018 22:46
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