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Dems: Report shows need for e-cigarette regulations

“FDA has an existing mechanism to protect children now, and the scientific evidence has never been clearer: strong regulatory action on the marketing of e-cigarettes to children cannot wait.”...industry called the CDC report “deceptive” and demanded a ret
The Hill
added Aug 29, 2014 13:28
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[Uae] Banned e-cigarettes are a burning issue

Illegal sale and use of e-cigarettes continue unchecked in the country despite laws in place. Converts to these smoking devices swear by the benefits but health authorities say there is no research to back their claims. On Tuesday, the World Health Organ
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:10
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Beware! Cigarette substitutes bad for bones

findings show that nicotine can be beneficial at low dosages. For example, exposure to low dosages of nicotine promotes collagen production and skin wound repair. Yet at higher dosages, cells involved in the wound and skeletal healing processes actually b
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:06
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Vapshot Alcohol Vaporizer - The Colbert Report - Video Clip

A portable alcohol vaporizer hits the market, providing an innovative way to get dangerously drunk. (4:51) "Vapeshot--Because Your Lungs Don't Vomit"
Comedy Central
added Aug 29, 2014 12:56
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[UK] E-cigarettes: no e-smoke without e-fire

are the risks associated with these products a pressing issue for the general insurance industry? When an east London flat caught fire in April because of an e-cigarette exploding, the London Fire Brigade issued warnings on the use of the devices in the
Lexology (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 12:45
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[New York, North Carolina] 22nd Century wins deal to make cigarettes for Smoker Friendly tobacco chain

22nd Century Group, the Clarence cigarette manufacturer whose stock is under siege from short sellers, said Friday that it has signed a deal to produce private-label cigarettes ...Smoker Friendly stores to carry the “super premium” Red Sun cigarettes that
Buffalo (NY) News
added Aug 29, 2014 12:03
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Nebraska's high court: Allowing smoking in cigar bars is unconstitutional

The court, in a divided opinion, ruled that “there is no substantial difference in circumstances between cigar bars and other public places or places of employment that justifies treating cigars bars differently.” The purpose of the 2008 Nebraska Clean I
Omaha (NE) World Herald
added Aug 29, 2014 11:57
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REYNOLDS AMERICAN AND LORILLARD RECEIVE REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM FTC (PDF)

The effect of the second request is to extend the waiting period imposed by the HSR Act until 30 days after Reynolds American and Lorillard have substantially complied with the request, unless that period is extended voluntarily by both parties or termina
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Aug 29, 2014 11:36
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Early evidence about the predicted unintended consequences of standardised packaging of tobacco products in Australia: a cross-sectional study of the place of purchase, regular brands and use of illicit tobacco [FREE FULL TEXT]

One year after implementation, this study found no evidence of the major unintended consequences concerning loss of smoker patrons from small retail outlets, flooding of the market by cheap Asian brands and use of illicit tobacco predicted by opponents of
BMJ Open (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 11:14
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[Australia, UK] 'Plain' packaging not a boost to illegal tobacco use, study suggests

A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of 'plain' cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes. Researchers writing in BMJ Open found no increase in the use of illegal tobacco and no sign o
BBC Online
added Aug 29, 2014 11:11
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