| May 20, 2014
| 4:36 PM
A new study based on real-world data from England lends support to the idea that electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit using regular cigarettes.
Among a sample of 5,963 adults who tried to kick the habit without prescription medications or...
| May 20, 2014
Professor Frank Wolak's piece on Stanford University's decision to divest its endowment fund from coal mining interests, and his alternative of an on-campus "revenue-neutral carbon tax," are both to be commended, as the Stanford community seeks no...
| May 26, 2014
The Newport News School Board revised its student policy handbook last week to ban electronic cigarettes on all school property. The policy applies to staff, students and spectators at school-sponsored events.
E-cigarettes have boomed in popularity in...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Of all the threats to Americans’ health -- a list that includes bird flu, measles and West Nile virus -- few get Dr. Tom Frieden as riled up as electronic cigarettes.
As director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Frieden has a...
| Jun 11, 2014
We learn as children that doing the right thing often comes at a cost. For businesses, there's an actual ledger.
If the proverbial road to hell is in fact paved with good intentions, executives with publicly held companies fear the Street will kick them...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Commercials for electronic cigarettes have become so ubiquitous that millions of American teens have seen them since 2012, a new study says.
About 4 out of 5 of the TV ads seen by these young viewers were for blu eCigs, a brand that was purchased by...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Starting today, Chicagoans will have to do their vaping outside as a ban on electronic cigarettes in indoor public places takes effect.
The new rule, which the City Council passed in January at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's urging, prohibits people from using e-...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With their eyes set on a tobacco tax hike in 2015, a group of nonprofits has rallied the support of more than 200 General Assembly candidates.
The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative will hold two press conferences next week to announce the names...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:29 PM
The village of Barrington has an ordinance that forbids minors from possessing e-cigarettes, and the local school system also bans the devices. But such is the concern over "vaping" — the practice of inhaling nicotine-spiked vapor through a battery-...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Two California counties sued five of the world's largest narcotics manufacturers on Wednesday, accusing the companies of causing the nation's prescription drug epidemic by waging a "campaign of deception" aimed at boosting sales of potent painkillers such...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:41 PM
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration's move to regulate e-cigarettes drew criticism Thursday from some public health advocates, who said the regulations do not go far enough to protect young consumers.
The proposed rule would for the...