| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been a smoker for years. I'm thinking about switching to electronic cigarettes or to a nicotine inhaler because I've heard they aren't as bad for you as regular cigarettes. Is that true?
ANSWER: Electronic cigarettes and nicotine...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:31 PM
SACRAMENTO – California regulators recently gave a go-ahead for Lyft, Sidecar and other services to provide ride-sharing to smartphone users.
Now, it's up to the insurance industry to develop products to meet a requirement that drivers and...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Alaska is joining dozens of states in calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to increase regulation of electronic cigarettes.
Attorney General Michael Geraghty, in a letter also signed by 39 other attorneys general, says he wants the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Electronic cigarettes helped wean smokers off regular cigarettes in a clinical trial – though the quit rate was essentially the same as for nicotine patches.
The trial, conducted in New Zealand, was billed as the first head-to-head comparison of...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Restaurants don't know what to do about them. Critics claim they're “peddling addiction” to kids. Defenders say they're anti-cancer. Lawmakers in this state can't decide if they're good, or bad, or both, while officials in 40 states (including...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Two local colleges joined the ranks of hundreds of institutions nationwide when they became tobacco-free campuses this week.
Daytona State College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University banned smoking and other uses of tobacco products on their...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:05 AM
PLANKINTON - A last-minute decision to plant tobacco on a 1.5-acre plot in Aurora County has a farm family doing a lot of manual labor.
John Mayclin, of Mayclin Farms in rural Plankinton, said a family member in California volunteered him for the task....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Ronald L. Motley, a crusading plaintiff's lawyer who took on the asbestos industry before targeting tobacco companies in a landmark victory for the anti-smoking movement that brought the biggest civil settlement in U.S. history, died Thursday in...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In 2009, a new law authorized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate cigarettes and reduce their terrible toll on the nation's health. Even though less than 20% of adult Americans smoke, it's still the No. 1 cause of preventable death. But...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
One out of 10 American high school students used e-cigarettes in 2012, along with nearly three in 100 middle-school students, according to a new federal report. That’s about double the rate of e-cigarette use in 2011.
The sharp increase has public...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:24 PM
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Laguna Beach restaurant owners are coping with customers who choose to boot up battery-powered, vapor-emanating electronic cigarettes in the absence of rules governing use of the devices....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:17 AM
Electronic cigarettes along with products containing nicotine will be classified and licensed as medication in Britainby 2016.
The battery-powered cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, deliver an experience similar to standard cigarettes by heating...