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Are electronic cigarettes a health threat? California health officials say yes, say strict regulations needed

California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popula
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 29, 2015 00:44
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California's top health official warns against using e-cigarettes

There’s enough scientific evidence now to warn the public about the health risks of electronic cigarettes, the state’s top health official said Wednesday. “I’m advising Californians to avoid using e-cigarettes and to keep them away from children of all a
Orange County (CA) Register
added Jan 29, 2015 00:41

California announces campaign to combat use of e-cigarettes

Arguing that the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes soon would undermine California's leadership in reducing tobacco use, state health officials Wednesday called for tighter regulation of the devices and announced an educational campaign to comba
Los Angeles Times
added Jan 29, 2015 00:40

[California] HEALTH ADVISORY – January 28, 2015 / Electronic Cigarettes: A Summary of the Public Health Risks and Recommendations for Health Care Professionals (PDF)

This health advisory seeks to inform health care professionals of the public health risks posed by the marketing, sale and use of electronic cigarettes (e‐cigarettes) especially to children and young people.
California Department of Public Health
added Jan 28, 2015 23:54

[Florida] Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Smoking Cigarettes?

Mr. Gary later stated, “this jury sent a message and gave 23.6 billion reasons why you can’t lie to consumers.” Jeffery Raborn... said the latest verdict of $23.6 billion was “far beyond the realm of reasonableness and fairness.” Mr. Raborn said the com
added Jan 28, 2015 11:35

[Azerbaijan] Stop all-pervading cigarette smoke

60 percent of men and up to 10 percent women smoke tobacco in Azerbaijan....Natural beauty of the country, its history and delicious cuisine are what attract people to Azerbaijan; however, tobacco smoke may ruin the impression. The current law "On tobacco
AzerNews (az)
added Jan 27, 2015 06:55

Why do teens still smoke? On addiction, advertising, and the rise of e-cigarettes

Why teens smoke at all is a question that public health advocates have been scratching their heads over since the 1960s— when a U.S. Surgeon General’s report exposed the health risks of smoking— and even more so since the 1970s, when the federal governme
Fox News
added Jan 26, 2015 17:05

LETTER: Unsafe E-Cigarettes

Sally Satel writes: [FDA] “should allow companies to tell smokers about the benefits..." It is not likely that e-cigarettes are safer, because their use may lead to increased and not decreased tobacco smoking in young people.
New York Times
added Jan 26, 2015 11:20

FDA to Conduct Second Public Workshop on E-Cigarettes

The agenda for the March 2015 e-cigarette workshop focuses on the impact of e-cigarettes on a person’s individual health. The specific topics to be discussed include, (1) exposure to nicotine and toxicological considerations; (2) pharmacokinetics (the mo
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Jan 23, 2015 14:57

[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Seeks $29M As Philip Morris Case Goes To Jury ($$)

six jurors heard closing arguments Thursday...They must determine if smoking was the cause of plaintiff Jose Vila Jr.’s cancer, if he was addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine, and whether addiction was the legal cause of his illness. If they find hi
added Jan 23, 2015 12:52
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