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Why 50 Percent of the LBGT Communities Smokes

Amy Lukowski | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
Amy Lukowski

Our ultimate goal is to remove barriers that prevent people from seeking the care they need to be healthier. The more people from specific communities who seek help to quit smoking, the better we can address all tobacco-related diseases.

FDA's Latest Move Against Tobacco Is Great; More Steps Would Be Even Better

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

There's no telling how many adolescents lit up for the first time in the two years since the FDA first considered these changes, or how many of those got hooked on this deadly addiction. Still, it's comforting to know that we're headed in the right direction now and that we already know where more gains can be made.

Finally -- Commonsense Protections for Our Kids From Tobacco

Harold Wimmer | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

These dangerous riders show that too many in Congress are still willing to choose Big Tobacco over the health of our nation, particularly young people who will become the next generation of addicted tobacco users.

New Regulations on Flavored Tobacco Products and e-Cigarettes Will Protect Public Health

Nora Volkow | Posted 05.09.2016 | Science
Nora Volkow

People have a right to know what they are getting, including how much nicotine they are consuming and what other toxicants might be in the vapor.

U.S. Regulators Ban E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday banned sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco to people under age 18, in lin...

Experts To FDA: "Be Open-Minded" About E-Cigs

Michael Lazar | Posted 05.01.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

There has been a lot of back and forth debate over e-cigs lately, with both sides making plausible arguments for or against. However, without any long...

Don't Be Fooled Into Putting Yourself at Risk for Cancer

Debbie Dingell | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Debbie Dingell

Even with everything we've learned, some of us are still being fooled into thinking our choices are safe, when really they are increasing our cancer risk.

Big Tobacco Is Starting To Cash In On Vaping

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 03.29.2016 | Technology

TOKYO (Reuters) - Two tobacco giants are seeing strong demand for their reboots of the e-cigarette in Japan, with Philip Morris International twice po...

Doctor Explains Why E-Cigarettes Are Just As Dangerous As Tobacco Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

There's a misconception that e-cigarettes may be a better alternative to tobacco cigarettes, but according to Margaret Cuomo, the author of A World Wi...

Coud FDA E-Cigarette Regulations Help More People Quit Smoking?

The Conversation US | Posted 02.17.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Federal officials are expected to come out with a decision any day now that could give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to develop regulations. But figuring out how to regulate e-cigarettes to maximize their benefits and minimize their risks is harder than it looks.

Framing the Debate: E-cigarettes and Children

Janie Heath | Posted 02.05.2016 | Health News
Janie Heath

Let's be clear: there is nothing safe about e-cigarettes. They deliver nicotine, a highly addictive drug that carries many documented risks.

U.K. Approves E-Cigarette Prescriptions To Help People Quit Smoking

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's drug regulators have given the go-ahead for a British American Tobacco electronic-cigarette vaping device to be sold as a...

Hawaii Becomes First State To Raise Smoking Age To 21

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics

Hawaii will ring in the new year by becoming the first state in the nation to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. In June, Gov. David Ige (D) s...

Encouraging News from Monitoring the Future

Nora Volkow | Posted 12.16.2015 | Science
Nora Volkow

Revealing the results of the annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of drug use and attitudes among American middle- and high-school students is an...

Man Critically Injured After E-Cigarette Explodes In His Face

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.23.2015 | Crime

A Tennessee man may not be able to walk again after an electronic cigarette exploded in his face on Friday. Cordero Caples, 29, was hospitalized in cr...

Battling E-Cigarettes and Empowering Teens, Communities 4 Action Soars

Katherine Du | Posted 11.12.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Communities 4 Action (C4A), which aids prevention initiatives addressing a broad spectrum of risky behaviors, provides what Chairman Stephanie Paulmeno describes as "capacity and collaboration building."

Is Vaping Safer Than Traditional Smoking?

Dorit Sasson | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dorit Sasson

More studies and research will appear in the years to come to substantiate the claims regarding the benefits of e-cigarettes, but for now, we can go with the current studies, read widely and with an open mind as there is proof that e-cigarettes are a safer alternative than traditional cigarettes.

Vape Culture Attracts Teens, Poses Harmful Risks

The Mash | Posted 09.29.2015 | Teen
The Mash

Not only do many teens find them cool, but e-cigarettes are also very accessible. In Illinois, a person must be 18 years of age to purchase cigarettes, both traditional and electronic. However, e-cigs easily can be obtained by teens younger than 18 from online vendors.

Will E-Cigs and Vaping End Smoking, or Just Create New Problems?

Metro | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living

E-cigarettes could be the key to finally ending tobacco smoking and all its related diseases. Or are they delaying the goal of a smoke-free world? The scientific community hasn't rolled out the red carpet just yet.

The Jury's Still Out On E-Cigarettes As A Way To Quit Smoking

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - There isn’t enough evidence yet to say whether e-cigarettes are safe or effective for helping people quit smokin...

E-Cigarette Health Risks: A Smoking Gun

Michael Green | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

We owe it to today's young people to be clear about the dangers of e-cigarettes now, before we allow the phony "safety" claims of this toxic industry to take hold.

The U.S. Smoking Rate Just Hit A Historic Low

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

Chalk up another big win for public health: The smoking rate among U.S. adults appears to have hit a new low. New survey data, which the U.S. Centers ...

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 09.24.2015 | 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 with hookah,...

New Study Links Teen Vaping To Teen Cigarette Smoking | 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 s...