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

Tony Newman | Posted 07.24.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.26.2014 | Politics

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

Jenny McCarthy Is In The Middle Of Another Public Health Fight

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.20.2014 | Media

"The View" host Jenny McCarthy has once again found herself a part of a battle over Americans and their health. This time, the target is e-cigarettes....

Senators Slam E-Cigarette Company Marketing Practices

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) - U.S. senators heavily criticized the marketing practices of e-cigarette companies on W...

Take Back Your Freedom (and Your Singing in the Rain)

Kipp Friedman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

Perhaps Stephen Dorff was right after all. All one had to do to take back your freedom was simply exercise your right to vape.

American Youth Are Bombarded By E-Cigarette Ads

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The amount of television advertising for electronic cigarettes that American adolescents saw jumped...

Children's Brands Battle To Keep Names From Being Used To Sell Addiction

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Owners of brands geared toward children of all ages are battling to keep notable names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamo...

Tootsie Roll Takes On The E-Cigarette Industry

AP | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 07.26.2014 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Owners of brands geared toward children of all ages are battling to keep notable names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamo...

Anna Almendrala

Smokers Are Getting Skeptical About E-Cigarettes

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

The science about electronic cigarettes and their effectiveness as smoking-cessation tools is still emerging, but consumer perceptions of harm associa...

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.

Senators Raise New Concerns About Safety Of E-Cigarettes

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight members of the U.S. Senate are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine new research suggesting that some elec...

That E-Cigarette May Be Emitting Formaldehyde: Report

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Two new studies found that certain e-cigarettes produce formaldehyde, a known cancer-causing agent, the New York Times reported. E-cigarette tank s...

E-Cigarette Tech Leads To Some Unlikely Medical Advances

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2014 | Business

By Toni Clarke May 4 (Reuters) - When Noah Minskoff's mother died of lung cancer in 2007, e-cigarettes were just entering the U.S. mar...

Now That First Step's Been Taken to Control E-Cigarettes, Many More Should Follow

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

E-cigarettes, and the furtively named "vaping" industry it has spawned, are a mostly uncharted territory of the public health landscape that is finally -- finally -- getting some guidance from the Food and Drug Administration.

Bad News, E-Cigarette Smokers

AP | MICHAEL R. SISAK | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Laws in New York and Chicago making electronic cigarettes subject to the same regulations as tobacco are taking effect, and their se...

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...

FDA To Propose First E-Cigarette Regulations

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown. Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to ...

Big Changes Are Coming To The E-Cigarette Industry

AP | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out ...

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...

E-cigarettes: Is Liquid Nicotine Safe?

Ruth Macklin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

The debate over e-cigarettes has been heating up. Are the smokeless, battery-powered, nicotine-dispensing devices a gateway to smoking for young people or a helpful way for smokers to quit? Public health experts can be found on both sides of the debate.