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Bill To Regulate E-Cigarettes Clears California Legislative Hurdle

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 27 (Reuters) - The California State Senate on Thursday passed a bill to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, se...

Reminder: Smoking Hookah For An Hour May Be Like Smoking 100 Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living

You hopefully wouldn't smoke 100 cigarettes in 60 minutes -- that's five entire packs of so-called cancer sticks.  If you casually dabble wi...

New Study Links Teen Vaping To Teen Cigarette Smoking

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer Published: 08/19/2015 02:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Teens who use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to ...

This Is What Makes Teens Want To Try E-Cigarettes

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Teens are more likely to use electronic cigarettes if their friends and family view them as cool or acceptable...

At What Age Is It OK for My Teen to Watch Movies or TV Shows With Drug Use, Such as Breaking Bad?

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

This is probably a perfect example of how families must make individual choices based on their kids' maturity and their own family's values. If your teen is interested, try to watch together.

Teens Freak Out While Watching Old Cigarette Commercials

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.15.2015 | Comedy

It was a different time.

New Study Casts Doubt On E-Cigarettes' Long-Term Ability To Break Smoking Addiction

Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: May 18, 2015 07:27pm ET on LiveScience. Some electronic cigarette companies say that their products help people ...

There's An Important Difference Between Smoking And Nicotine Addiction

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) - Since he ditched Marlboro Lights five years ago, Daniel's...

Hawaii Poised To Become The First State To Raise Smoking Age To 21

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

HONOLULU (AP) — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed t...

E-cigarettes Put the Environment at Risk

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

What do you do with CDC research on teen smoking that says that more than a quarter-million youth who have never smoked used e-cigarettes in 2013? For some, the answer seems to be that it proves the value of e-cigarettes.

How Faith Matters in Battling Smoking Epidemic

David Briggs | Posted 06.21.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

New studies are adding to a growing body of evidence that religion may help deter smoking, particularly among marginalized groups that have the greatest health risks.

Jesse Rifkin

E-Cigarettes Are Now More Popular With Young People Than Regular Cigarettes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Electronic cigarette use among young people has surpassed traditional cigarette use for the first time, according to data released Thursday by the Cen...

What Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and Lesley Gore ('It's My Party') Have in Common

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Above all, avoid cigarettes, and you will live longer, prosper better, and also have more parties. Leonard Nimoy and Lesley Gore, we will miss you both.

Vape Pens Sales Continue Booming Despite Looming Restrictions

Abdullah Saeed | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Abdullah Saeed

Electronic cigarettes and vaporizing devices became available less than a decade ago, and have since grown into a multi-billion dollar industry despite a lack of data demonstrating their safety for consumers.

FDA Must Act on Federal Tobacco Rule

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Time has become our enemy when it comes to these tobacco products. With every day that passes, they remain unchecked in the marketplace and grow in popularity among young Americans.

'Hey, Big Tobacco, I'm Not a Replacement Smoker'

Matthew L. Myers | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Matthew L. Myers

Today, America's kids are standing up to the tobacco industry for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism sponsored by the Campaign...

It's About the Kids

Joseph A. Califano Jr. | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Califano Jr.

Regulation is needed urgently to prevent a repeat performance by Big Tobacco. Our youth in particular need to be protected, given the disturbing trend of increased teen use of e-cigarettes and the accompanying potential rise in nicotine addiction.

It's Time to Regulate America's Latest Addiction

Ronald A. DePinho, M.D | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Ronald A. DePinho, M.D

As a science-based organization, we applaud any and all instances where sound data informs public policy. So let's examine what we do know about e-cigarettes.

Lung Cancer in Women: The No. 1 Cancer Killer That Can Be Tamed

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although breast cancer diagnosis is twice as common in women (1 in 8 women will get breast cancer) compared to lung cancer (1 in 16 women), the cure rate for lung cancer is much lower, resulting in more deaths from lung cancer.

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Well, What If Your Valentine Gave It to You?

Erica Wides | Posted 04.14.2015 | Taste
Erica Wides

Valentine's Day isn't a day to worry about sugar, because technically, it's one of the few days a year when you should be eating a big pile of sugar. ...

California Takes A Strong Stand Against E-Cigarettes

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated lik...

E-Cigarettes Could Face Major Bans In California

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living

On the heels of a study that found electronic cigarettes may expose users to high levels of formaldehyde, the California senate has introduced a bill ...

Seeking Swifter Action In E-Cigarette Regulation

Ruth Macklin | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

The wheels of bureaucracy grind slowly in Washington, but we can only hope that the FDA can meet this new challenge with timely action to regulate the importation of e-cigarettes containing ingredients that are known health hazards.

E-Cigarettes: One Dead In New York and 'Vape' Is the Word of the Year

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

While smokers-turned-vapers tout e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to cigarettes despite lacking medical data to back that up, there's a demographic being exposed to the liquid nicotine products for no good reason: children.

E-Cig Users and Vapers Need to Join Anti-Drug War Movement

Tony Newman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Tony Newman

It is time for smokers and vapers to join the growing anti-drug war movement. Smokers and vapers may not think about it, but they are also drug users and they are being demonized and threatened like other drug users. And vapers may not know it, but they are harm-reductionists.