5 Sketchy Things We Still Don’t Know About E-Cigarettes

5 Sketchy Things About E-Cigarettes

Written by Alexandra Sifferlin (@acsifferlin) – TIME / TIME Health See original article here The FDA has cracked down on e-cigs by asserting its regulatory power and proposing a ban on sales to minors On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) flexed its regulatory muscles and extended its authority … Continue reading

Chicago Indoor E-Cigarette Smoking Ban Takes Effect Today

Chicago Indoor Smoking Ban

Written by John Byrne – Chicago Tribune Clout Street See original article here 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, … Continue reading

FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-Cigarettes

FDA Regulations For E-Cigarettes

Written by Michael Felberbaum – AP Tobacco Writer See original article here WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the proposal … Continue reading

E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket, Mostly in Kids

E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket

Written by Jonel Aleccia – NBC News See original article here Calls to U.S. poison control centers about people sickened by e-cigarettes containing liquid nicotine have soared in the past four years, climbing from just one a month in 2010 to at least 215 per month this year, federal health officials said … Continue reading

Internet, Social Media Expose Youth To Tobacco

Internet & Social Media

Written by Jim Dryden – Medical Xpress See original article here (Medical Xpress)—Tobacco companies are barred by law from advertising their products to children, but researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that many teens and pre-teens are getting tobacco advertisements and promotions through social media … Continue reading

‘E-liquids’ in E-cigarettes Are Powerful and Lethal

Liquid Stimulant In E-Cigarettes

Written by  Zachary Stieber – Epoch Times See original article here Liquid Nicotine Teaspoon: ‘E-liquids’ in E-cigarettes Are Powerful and Lethal Liquid nicotine is so lethal even a teaspoon of the liquid can kill a person. Tiny amounts, whether ingested or absorbed through the skin, cause vomiting and seizures. E-liquids are … Continue reading

Altria Completes Acquisition of Green Smoke

Altria

Written by The Wall Street Journal See original article here RICHMOND, Va. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – April 01, 2014 – Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE:MO) today announced that its subsidiary, Nu Mark LLC (Nu Mark), has completed the acquisition of the e-vapor business of Green Smoke, Inc. and its affiliates. … Continue reading

Study: E-Cigarettes Do Not Help People Quit Smoking

Written by Alexandra Sifferlin – TIME See original article here Public health experts continue to debate whether e-cigarettes are a better option than smoking tobacco, or just an alternative way for smokers to inhale nicotine A new, but relatively small, study suggests that e-cigarettes do not help smokers quit or reduce … Continue reading

E-Cigarette Liquid Nicotine Poses Poison Risk

E-Cigarette Liquid

Written by Robin Young – Here & Now See original article here As e-cigarettes become more widespread, the nicotine liquid used to fill e-cigarettes has been found to be potentially dangerous. Liquid nicotine is a neurotoxin and small amounts – whether ingested or absorbed through the skin – can be lethal. … Continue reading

Teens Who Try E-Cigarettes Are More Likely To Try Tobacco

Teens Who Try E-Cigs Try Tobacco

Written by Patti Neighmond – NPR See original article here While electronic cigarettes may be marketed as alternatives that will keep teenagers away from tobacco, a study suggests that may not be the case. Trying e-cigarettes increased the odds that a teenager would also try tobacco cigarettes and become regular smokers, … Continue reading