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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 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 09.01.2015 | 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 | 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 | 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. ...