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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 ...

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&...

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 c...

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
Metro

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 s...

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 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.