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[Connecticut] Doctors grapple with where e-cigarettes fit in for smoking cessation

Dr. Mario Perez... is conducting a study that seeks to determine differences in how smoking and vaping impact airways. He said inflamed airways is one of the negative effects from smoking conventional cigarettes, so he is trying to determine if vaping ha
Hartford (CT) Business Journal
added Nov 28, 2017 16:39
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[New York] Sen. Schumer Urges FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes Immediately

In a statement, Sen. Schumer noted a study indicating that 20% of New York kids are using e-cigarettes. More than one in five high school students in the state used e-cigarettes last year. That rate is higher than the national average. In 2016, 11.3% o
USA Herald
added Nov 27, 2017 16:25
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[North Carolina] 22nd Century ending superpremium, high-nicotine cigarette production

The 22nd Century Group Inc. is stopping production of its extremely high nicotine-level cigarette Red Sun as part of going all-in on its very-low-nicotine cigarette strategy. The Clarence, N.Y.-based company bought the cigarette-manufacturing equipment
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 27, 2017 15:52
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[North Carolina] Tobacco ads return to broadcast TV to warn consumers of cigarette risks

ads will run in major U.S. metropolitan areas, including Charlotte... cost several millions of dollars for each manufacturer. [RJR] has said that compliance could cost $20 million... manufacturers continue to spend more than $8 billion annually on the mar
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 27, 2017 15:50
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[Minnesota] Hurt: Don't be fooled by Big Tobacco smokescreen

I have seen the same cycle repeated too many times. Spread the message they don't want you to hear, the true story of their history: what they knew, when they knew it and what they did about it. Help make the 21st century the time in history when Big Toba
Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin
added Nov 27, 2017 15:39
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[Minnesota] HOBAN: Could Tobacco 21 increase smoking rates?

T21 is host to an array of unintended consequences. As with past prohibitive strategies in the United States, T21 has potential to increase use rates through psychological reactance, and out of protest once the targeted demographic realizes their right t
St. Cloud (MN) Times
added Nov 27, 2017 15:08
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Tobacco’s costs felt in Medicaid budget, Mississippians' health

The 41st anniversary of the Great American Smokeout was earlier this month, and health advocates from around the state came together to back increasing Mississippi’s cigarette tax by $1.50. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the Mississip
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Nov 27, 2017 15:06
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[New York] Councilman behind anti-tobacco laws allegedly smokes in office

Councilman Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan) would even illegally light up inside his office on the 18th floor of 250 Broadway, said one well-placed council source... “Council member Johnson has never once smoked in his office. The very notion is ridiculous,” J
New York Post
added Nov 27, 2017 08:38
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[Florida] Fourth District Court of Appeal reverses and remands tobacco industry wrongful death suit

surgeon general’s reports were wrongly admitted into evidence and indecorously used to reinforce expert opinion that tobacco in fact is addictive and deadly. The 4th District Court of Appeal cited Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Pollari 2017, a case that found
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 26, 2017 23:37
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[Michigan] City bans tobacco in all parks

City commissioners recently voted to ban smoking, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes in all city parks. Current ordinances already forbid or restrict smoking in most parks. The rule takes effect Thursday, city do
Traverse City (MI) Record-Eagle
added Nov 25, 2017 22:21
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