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[California] GLANTZ: In another Back to the Future moment, ecig forces cynicaly telling LA it should wait for FDA to include ecigs in smokefree law

Leaving aside the Obama Administration FDA's flaccid performance in actually doing anything meaningful to regulate tobacco... the fact is that the FDA has no jurisdiction to regulate WHERE people use e-cigarettes.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 20, 2014 07:49

SAMAKOW: Florida Supreme Court overturns damage liability limits

has overturned a 2003 law that limited the amount of compensation survivors could recover in wrongful death cases. .. “frivolous lawsuits,” and “greedy trial lawyers” were used to influence state legislators to pass laws limiting the responsibility of neg
Communities Digital News
added Mar 19, 2014 14:54

NOË: Electronic Cigarettes And The Appearance Of Smoking

Should we regulate them like tobacco products? ... The prohibitionist bandwagon has a good head of steam. But the case is interesting because it invites us realize that — when it comes to the facts — sometimes appearance is as important as reality.
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Feb 23, 2014 15:02

[Missouri] FIELD: My view: The way towards a smoking ban

In the end, however, bar and restaurant owners have seen the light. Whether they've been motivated by their health-minded consciences or by rumors of eventual statewide smoking bans, their actions deserve praise.
Lake Sun Leader (Camdenton, MO)
added Feb 13, 2014 12:12

[Nevada] RADKE: CVS without cigarettes: A little less smoke on the Strip?

In Las Vegas, the antismoking movement is an uphill battle. Walking into any store on the Strip and not being able to buy cigarettes is practically unfathomable, and the recent proliferation of big drugstores on the Strip—there are now two CVS locations—
Las Vegas (NV) Weekly
added Feb 13, 2014 12:08

[Illinois] Chuck Sweeny: Regulate e-cigarettes? Why? Just because.

There's no data that say e-cigarettes are not safe. But rather than presume they are safe, the regulators are presuming that "smoking" fruit-flavored water vapor spiked with nicotine might not be safe. Why? As my dad often explained to me when I asked w
Rockford (IL) Register-Star
added Feb 2, 2014 13:33

WATERS: E-Cigarette Makers Give Public the Finger

We know better than to trust the tobacco industry’s health claims about their products—or to trust the industry with our children’s future. The time for action is now. To paraphrase one anti-cigarette commercial in California: “Some people will say anythi
added Jan 28, 2014 16:23

[Kentucky] Brad Rodu | Smokers can turn to safer smoke-free tobacco products

The commonwealth should make smoking history by telling the truth about safer smoke-free tobacco products, enabling Kentucky's smokers to enjoy longer and healthier lives, unbridled by excessive risks for lung cancer and emphysema.
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Jan 21, 2014 19:26

BLUMENTAL/DURBIN: Fifty Years After First Surgeon General Report on Smoking, E-Cigarettes Pose Latest Threat to Public Health

If these companies want to market their products as a safe alternative to smoking, they should be subject to rigorous FDA scrutiny. Oversight and regulation are the only way to know the true nature of these products and the only way to ensure that today'
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jan 17, 2014 18:12

[Canada] SHATENSTEIN: Fifty years later, smoking remains a health crisis

Health Minister Rona Ambrose and her Conservative predecessors Leona Aglukkaq and Tony Clement have done virtually nothing ... There are too many addicted smokers in this country to call for outright prohibition, but we need leadership and urgent action t
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Jan 11, 2014 14:28
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