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It's Time to Regulate America's Latest Addiction

Ronald A. DePinho, M.D | Posted 02.12.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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 01.28.2015 | 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.

And The Word Of The Year Is...

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books

Sorry, bae: Oxford Dictionaries has chosen their 2014 word of the year, and it’s vape. That would be the term for using an e-cigarette to enjoy burs...

How E-Cigarettes Are Helping Scientists Understand Smoking Addiction

Reuters | By Kate Kelland | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyze the effects of smoking on the brai...

NY Legislation to Ban Flavored E-Cigs Will Lead to More Smoking

Tony Newman | Posted 12.09.2014 | New York
Tony Newman

Young people are not stupid. They can handle the truth. In fact, it was honest anti-smoking campaigns that have led to big drops in smoking rates. We need to continue with honest education about vaping and e-cigs.

Loose E-Cigarette Laws May Cripple Future Regulation

AP | By SUMMER BALLENTINE and MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a rush to keep electronic cigarettes out of children's hands while the federal government creeps forward with a propos...

Number Of People Trying E-Cigarettes May Be Leveling Off

AP Medical Writer | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study suggests the number of U.S. adults who have tried electronic cigarettes may be leveling off. The proportio...

E-Cigarettes and Maintenance Therapy: A Smart Public Health Approach

Julie Netherland | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Julie Netherland

E-cigarettes illustrate how harm reduction approaches to drug policy, particularly maintenance or substitution therapies, are at once both filled with promise and deeply misunderstood.

A Balanced Review of E-cigs by the American Heart Association

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

The American Heart Association (AHA) should be commended for its review of e-cigs. It places appropriate emphasis on the importance of rapidly carrying out research to fill key gaps in our ability to develop science-based regulations.

CVS Changes Name And Stops Selling Tobacco Products

AP | Tom Murphy | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco n...

E-Cigarettes Might Help Smokers Quit, American Heart Association Says

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer...

Why I Opened a Vaporium and Am Dedicating My Life to Reducing Smoking

Talia Eisenberg | Posted 10.12.2014 | New York
Talia Eisenberg

If policymakers and the media demonize e-cigarettes they are doing a great disservice to people who are either using e-cigs or plan to one day, by discouraging them from using this powerful tool.

9 Hipster Things That Actually Aren't All That Hipster

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business

Isn't it ironic? Artisanal Whiskey Look at you, sipping that aged rye whiskey out of a tumbler made of hand-blown glass. How hip. But have...

This Man Is An Athlete In A Sport You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Weird News

Vaping has apparently become a sport. With e-cigarettes gaining popularity and dedicated vape shops popping up in cities all across the country, p...

Tell Young People the Truth: E-Cigarettes and Vaping Flavors Help People Quit Smoking

Tony Newman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Tony Newman

It seems like every day we hear a new attack - yet these products are actually helping some people quit or cut back on the much more dangerous alternative of smoking tobacco.

Huge Cigarette Company Deal Reshapes Tobacco Industry

AP | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Joe Camel is bulking up to take on the Marlboro Man. Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s $25 billion ...

We Should Cheer E-Cigs and Vaping, Not Equate it With Smoking

Tony Newman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Tony Newman

Anti-smoking advocates have become so used to demonizing smoking and so afraid of giving an inch that they are waging a war against a practice that is actually accomplishing the goal of reducing or eliminating people's smoking.

Companies Must Be Held Accountable for E-Cigarette Marketing That Reaches Kids and Teens

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Many of the practices e-cigarette companies are using to pitch their products are prohibited for cigarette marketing under measures like the comprehensive 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, but these restrictions do not currently apply to e-cigarettes.

White House Weakened E-Cigarette Regulations In FDA Proposal

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

(Updates overnight story with comment from OMB) By Toni Clarke and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - White H...