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[Missouri] A help, or all hype? E-cig retailers see hot sales as tobacco users seek to quit

Getting a nicotine fix has gone high tech. Many former tobacco users say e-cigarettes have helped them quit. However, some health experts say vaping is simply an unhealthy trend. Despite the controversy, e-cig shops say sales are hotter than ever- and t
KYTV KY3 (Springfield, MO)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:30

SEIDMAN: Should High-Nicotine Cigarettes Be Banned?

Although many people, especially when young, choose to experiment with addictive drugs, no one chooses addiction. Selling high-nicotine cigarettes should be illegal.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Feb 5, 2016 20:50

[Minnesota] Feasibility of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems in Surgical Patients.

Smoking in the perioperative period increases patients' risk for surgical complications and healing difficulties...These pilot data suggest that ENDS use is feasible and well-accepted in surgical patients, and worthy of exploration as a harm reduction str
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
added Feb 5, 2016 14:19

22nd Century Unveils Bold Brand Message for Red Sun Cigarettes

According to the company, 22nd Century does not encourage non-smokers to start smoking, or current smokers to smoke more. However, it believes consumers should have a choice of nicotine levels between cigarette brands.
Convenience Store News
added Feb 4, 2016 20:14

HEATH: Framing the Debate: E-cigarettes and Children

Let's be clear: there is nothing safe about e-cigarettes. They deliver nicotine, a highly addictive drug that carries many documented risks:
Huffington Post (blog)
added Feb 4, 2016 19:44

Leonardo DiCaprio's vaping part of dangerous trend

"We want parents to know that nicotine is dangerous for kids at any age, whether it's an e-cigarette, hookah, cigarette or cigar," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, said in a statement, "Adolescence is a critical time for brain development. Nicotine exposure
New York Daily News
added Feb 3, 2016 15:31

22nd Century’s Very Low Nicotine Cigarettes Identified as an Important Public Health Tool to Reduce Smoking Rates in New Zealand

public health advocates in New Zealand have contacted 22nd Century to advance their plans to introduce 22nd Century’s Very Low Nicotine (VLN) cigarettes into commerce in New Zealand at a tax rate substantially lower than that of conventional cigarettes. T
Business Wire
added Feb 3, 2016 14:52

New Illinois Law Imposes Fine For Minors With E-Cigs

Anyone under 18 who’s caught with electronic cigarettes or other tobacco-free nicotine products would face a fine or community service under a new Illinois law. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation last week that imposes penalties for minors who possess
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 3, 2016 14:41

Belgium to legalise e-cigarettes

Belgium's Health Council has ruled that e-cigarettes can form part of the government's drive to discourage tobacco as e-cigarettes may contain nicotine, but no tar. The governing Flemish Christian democrats had wanted taxes to be levied on e-cigarettes, (nl)
added Feb 3, 2016 13:48

[Canada] Breakenridge: Questions cloud city's celebration of e-cigarette bylaw

The city's seven-month-old bylaw essentially adds e-cigarettes to the existing smoking regulations, thus drawing an equivalence between smoking tobacco and vaping liquid containing nicotine, writes Rob Breakenridge.
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Feb 3, 2016 01:23
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