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  • Electronic cigarettes help smokers quit in 'real world,' study finds

    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...
  • Stanford takes on coal, not tobacco

    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...
  • Schools crack down on e-cigarettes as popularity booms

    Schools crack down on e-cigarettes as popularity booms
    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...
  • CDC director explains what he hates about electronic cigarettes

    CDC director explains what he hates about electronic cigarettes
    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...
  • CVS cigarette ban is right move at right price

    CVS cigarette ban is right move at right price
    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...
  • Teens and young adults confronted by more TV ads for e-cigarettes

    Teens and young adults confronted by more TV ads for e-cigarettes
    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...
  • Chicago indoor e-cigarette smoking ban takes effect today

    Chicago indoor e-cigarette smoking ban takes effect today
    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-...
  • Political backing for tobacco tax grows

    Political backing for tobacco tax grows
    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...
  • Towns target teens' use of e-cigarettes

    Towns target teens' use of e-cigarettes
    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-...
  • Counties sue narcotics makers, alleging 'campaign of deception'

    Counties sue narcotics makers, alleging 'campaign of deception'
    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...
  • Health groups say FDA 'vaping' rules fail to protect children

    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...
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