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  • Electronic cigarette
    Teen e-cigarette, hookah use on the rise
    The good news is that number of kids smoking traditional cigarettes is down. The bad news is that use of e-cigarettes and hookahs by middle and high school youth is rising at an alarming rate, according to a study published June 23 in the Food and...
  • Bee
    Controversial pesticides give bees a nicotine like high, study finds
    Pesticides have long been linked to the decline of bee populations around the world. While there are many possible causes for bees dying off, ranging from parasites to reduced food sources, the most insidious and difficult to ascertain factor has...
  • Produce age restricted due to nicotine in Texas
    Grocery stores must age restrict produce sections in Texas
    Grocery stores must age restrict produce sections in TexasJust out of Austin is news Texas legislatures and regulators have united to pass, and the governor is expected to sign, legislation to protect minors from nicotine. Following the path of...
  • Teen smoking e-cigarette
    E-cigarettes easily available to teens online
    Although the sale of e-cigarettes to minors is banned in 41 states, teens can easily buy the vapor products online, according to a new study. The research, published in the March 2 online issue of JAMA Pediatrics, was designed to assess the...
  • Tobacco picking
    Virginia lawmakers defeat child labor tobacco bill
    The Virginia House Commerce and Labor Committee tabled a bill banning the hiring of children to work in the state’s tobacco farms. The February 3 action effectively killed legislation that would have made it illegal for children –...
  • e-cigarette
    Dangers of e-cigarettes on youth
    Since e-cigarettes began to gain popularity in 2010, many smokers have switched from traditional cigarettes to their electronic counterparts due to the manufacturers' claims of a decrease in health risks. There are over 250 brands that have...
  • California officials declare e-cigarettes a health threat
    California officials declare e-cigarettes a health threat
    On January 28, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Ron Chapman, MD, MPH declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states...
  • Washington could raise the legal smoking age to 21
    Washington could raise the legal smoking age to 21
    On Wednesday, Washington’s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, proposed a bill that would raise the state’s legal smoking age from 18 to 21. Should the bill pass, Washington would be the only state in the country to have such a law. The...
  • Electronic cigarette
    E-cigarettes may tempt teens to smoke
    A new study from the University of Hawaii (UH) Cancer Center suggests that e-cigarette smoking is increasing among teens and may be a gateway to using other tobacco products. The study, published in the Dec. 15 online edition of Pediatrics, found...
  • Flavorings in e-cigarettes may cause lung damage
    Flavorings in e-cigarettes may be harmful
    A new study by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) express concern that the flavorings in e-cigarettes may be a health hazard. They published their findings online on November 10 in the Journal of the American Medical...
  • MJTech Electronic Cigarette OLA X ECig Kit Boasts Quality and Chic Design in One
    MJTech Electronic Cigarette OLA X ECig Kit Boasts Quality and Chic Design in One
    One of the newest MJTech products that has hit the electronic cigarette market is the elegant and attractively designed OLA X ecigarette kit. This kit boasts a large battery capacity, adjustable voltage (3.3V to 5.5V), dual coil tank with variable...
  • Hookah
    Hookah smoking on the rise among teens
    While cigarette smoking has been declining among youth, there is evidence that American teens are using other forms of tobacco products in its place. According to a study published in the July 7 online journal Pediatrics, one in five high school...
  • FDA extends tobacco authority to e-cigarettes
    FDA extends tobacco authority to e-cigarettes
    In 2009, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was signed into law. On April 24, as part of its implementation, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a new rule that would extend the agency’s tobacco authority to...
  • That glamorous moment of exhaling e-cigarette smoke
    FDA finally considering action on e-cigarettes
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appears to be almost ready to declare that e-cigarettes are dangerous and should be regulated. This was the announcement by the FDA on Wednesday, April 24, 2014 that it is considering proposing new...
  • E-cigarettes may pose cancer risk
    E-cigarettes may pose cancer risk
    Many view e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to tobacco containing products because they do not contain the carcinogens known to be present in tobacco. However, a review article published in the May 1 edition of Scientific American contained...
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