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Electronic Cigarettes

It's About the Kids

Joseph A. Califano Jr. | Posted 03.10.2015 | 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 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.

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...

How to Get Started with E-Cigarettes

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 03.29.2015 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

Over the last year, vaping (or "smoking" e-cigarettes) has gone mainstream, as more former smokers turn to this alternative to the dangers of smoking real cigarettes.

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 ...

On This Great American Smokeout: Let's Finish It

Robin Koval | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Koval

While products like e-cigarettes may offer current adult smokers a path to quit, nicotine consumption has no place in the lives of young people.

Are E-Cigarettes A Public Health Hazard Or The Key To Quitting Smoking?

Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Palermo, Staff Writer Published: 10/16/2014 11:27 AM EDT on LiveScience Scientific studies showing that electronic cigarettes actua...

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.

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...

WHO Report Gives Misleading View On E-Cigarettes, Experts Argue

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - A World Health Organization-commissioned review of e-cigarettes contains errors, misinterp...

WHO Calls For Stiff Regulations Of E-Cigarettes

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for regulation of electronic ci...

E-Cigarettes May Be Tempting Non-Smoking Youths To Smoke

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Electronic cigarettes may be more tempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, and once young people hav...

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.

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.

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...

What You Absolutely Must Know About E-Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Those colorfully lit e-cigarettes are giving off way more than just "harmless water vapor," according to a comprehensive new study review by UC San Fr...

E-Cigarettes: Where There's Smoke, There's Fear

John Branch | Posted 07.08.2014 | New York
John Branch

On April 28, New York City didn't care whether I puffed on an electronic cigarette in a bar or anywhere else; beginning on the 29, it did.

Chicago, NYC, LA and San Francisco Implementing New E-Cigarette Laws

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Not allowing e-cigarettes to be used indoors is a smart move for cities and towns that want to preserve the health of their community. Adding e-cigarettes to smoke-free laws is also practical. People who want to smoke e-cigarettes can continue to do so in the same places where regular cigarettes are smoked, while everyone else can continue to breathe clean air wherever they work, learn and play.

E-Cigarette Sales To Minors: Hooking A New Generation?

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

We have come too far, and battled far too long with the tobacco industry, to make the mistake of trusting the e-cigarette manufacturers to do what is right for America's children. While we wait for the scientific data to prove the harms of vaping, let's protect our middle and high schoolers from a lifelong addiction and a high risk of cancer.

Jillian Berman

E-Cigarette Rules Are Essentially A Huge Win For Big Tobacco

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business

The FDA announced Thursday that it would regulate e-cigarettes for the first time. No one seems particularly impressed by the new effort. Publi...

Amanda L. Chan

FDA's Proposed Rules For E-Cigarettes Are Good 'First Step,' But More Regulation Needed, Health Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Health experts and organizations are calling the Food and Drug Administration's proposed rules to regulate electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, a g...

2014 MTV Movie Awards Gifting Suites

Zorianna Kit | Posted 06.19.2014 | Style
Zorianna Kit

Last weekend's MTV Movie Awards brought out a small group of gifting suites to honor the event with products for the young, hip and fashionable: The ...

WATCH: E-Cigarette Explodes In Pub, Sets Bartender's Dress On Fire

Posted 04.09.2014 | Weird News

Over the weekend, an electronic cigarette reportedly exploded in a crowded British pub, scorching the dress of the bartender. According to the York...

Another City To Ban E-Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Electronic cigarettes are set to be as restricted in San Francisco as all other tobacco products after the city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously a...