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Smoking Gun: 50th Anniversary of Tobacco-Cancer Connection

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

As Phillip Morris said in their Virginia Slims ad, attempting to attract female smokers by tapping into the women's liberation movement, "You've come a long way, baby." But the truth is tobacco remains a formidable problem, baby.

Smoke and Mirrors

Gregory T. Angelo | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Gregory T. Angelo

Which sounds more ridiculous: a ban on smoke or a ban on steam? And yet in the bizarro world of liberalism run wild, Democrats will fight like hell to push for pot permissibility and engage in an equally pugnacious press to ban e-cigarettes indoors.

Fifty Years After First Surgeon General Report on Smoking, E-Cigarettes Pose Latest Threat to Public Health

Sen. Richard Blumenthal | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Proposed laws that would regulate e-cigarettes are met with opposition from those who dismiss e-cigarettes as products that present little or no risk. They claim e-cigarettes are a great way for smokers to quit smoking without exposing innocent bystanders to hazardous vapor. What they don't tell you is the impact that e-cigarettes are having on people who have never smoked before.

Saving Mr. Disney: What Walt Taught Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

So with what we know today, we could have saved Mr. Disney, and many of the other celebrities. More importantly, you can save your own life by recognizing the problem of smoking addiction and committing yourself to improvement.

Another Major City Passes E-Cigarette Ban

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Get ready to take that habit outside, e-cigarette smokers. The Chicago City Council on Wednesday moved to ban the smoking of e-cigarettes in most i...

Senators Slam 'Glamorization' Of E-Cigarettes At Golden Globes

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A group of U.S. senators is taking the Golden Globes to task for showing celebrities puffing on electronic cigarettes...

City Takes A Big Step Toward E-Cigarette Ban

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Chicago took a big step toward becoming the next city to ban the smoking of e-cigarettes indoors on Monday. The City Council's Health and Finance C...

Should Campus Smoking Bans Include E-Cigs?

Posted 01.23.2014 | College

Most college students today don't know what it's like to be able to burn a cigarette on campus, but if current trends continue, they may not know what...

E-cigs vs. Cigs: Cut Through, Cut In, Cut Down, Cut Out

Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D.

The clearest way to reduce smoking risks with vaping is to stop smoking. If needed, trying different vaping products can help smokers identify which are most helpful in getting them to end smoking. For cigarettes, no matter the method -- best to cut out, not just cut down.

Woman Lights Up Cigarette In City Hall As Bloomberg Signs E-Cig Ban

Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

In one of his last acts as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg signed legislation Monday banning electronic-cigarette use in indoor public place...

It's Disturbing That Health Advocates Are Against E-Cigs That Save Lives

Tony Newman | Posted 02.19.2014 | New York
Tony Newman

For the first time in my life, I have had a valuable tool and aid to help me quit smoking. And as a former pack-a-day smoker, my use of e-cigarettes these last five months means that 3,000 cigarettes did not go into my lungs.

E-Cigarettes Included In NYC's Smoking Ban

| Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Aidan Gardiner NEW YORK CITY — The City Council extended existing public smoking bans to include electronic cigarettes during their last legisl...

The Regulation of E-Cigarettes: Trying to Fit a Square Peg Into a Round Hole?

Sara Zborovski | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Sara Zborovski

As with many new things, the apparent widespread use of e-cigarettes is raising a number of questions: Are they making smoking "cool" again, and if so, will they lead to a new generation of smokers? Are they safe? And my personal favourite: how should they be regulated?

Rahm's E-Cigarette Ban Could Go Up In Smoke

Posted 12.10.2013 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to heavily regulate e-cigarettes in Chicago was blown off course after surprising pushback from aldermen in the normally com...

States Move On E-Cigarettes As Washington Delays

Pew's Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Should NYC Ban E-Cigarettes In Restaurants?

AP | Posted 12.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers who say electronic cigarettes helped them quit smoking asked city lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday not to ban the nic...

Do Vape Pens Trick Teens?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.02.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Jenny Bolario Vape pens, or e-cigarettes, are often billed as a safer way for smokers to get their fix. The user breathes in water vapor infused...

E-cigarettes: Should They Be Regulated as Cigarettes?

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2014 | Chicago
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Like other gateway products Big Tobacco has masked to entice its next generation of smokers, e-cigarettes follow suit as its popularity with youth nationwide more than doubled from 2011 to 2012.

Chicago Could Become First Major U.S. City To Ban E-Cigarettes

Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago

Chicago may soon take a first step toward becoming the first major U.S. city to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Ma...

WATCH: There's Too Much We Don't Know About The Unregulated E-Cigarette Industry

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

E-cigarettes have been marketed as the safer alternative to cigarettes -- and a more exotic one too, producing vapor in flavors like mango, bubble gum...

WATCH: Oh No They Didn't (Yes They Did)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.07.2013 | Weird News

A new e-cigarette ad with a woman talking dirty is supposed to be smoking-hot. But some say it's not. British e-cig manufacturer VIP trotted out a ...

Five Ways NYC Kids Won and Big Tobacco Lost This Week

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jeffrey Seyler

Ten years ago, New York City enacted landmark legislation to curb the dangers of tobacco use, which is the number one cause of preventable death. This month, the City made history once again.

City Is Considering Big Move On E-Cigs

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business

New York City is considering a measure that would raise the legal age to buy e-cigarettes to 21, according to the minutes of a city council meeting he...

Latest Research on Tobacco Use and Health Care Cost Has Global Implications

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

High BMI and smoking remain among the top three risk factors that contribute to the highest burden of disease in Western Europe and the U.S., and the research mentioned above highlights this issue and discusses potential solutions, with implications far beyond South Africa.

Tobacco Company Makes Big E-Cigarette Move

AP | Michael Felberbaum | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. — Lorillard Inc. says it has acquired British-based electronic cigarette maker SKYCIG for 30 million pounds (about $49 million). Th...