Anti Smoking Tag
Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren’t addictive By Matthew Perrone | March 15th, 2018 The Food and Drug Administration estimated that its sweeping anti-smoking plan, first announced last summer, could push the U.S. smoking rate to 1.4 percent. Now about 15 percent of U.S. adults smoke. FDA regulators estimate about 5 million more people would quit cigarettes within one year of new nicotine limits. Currently there are no limits. Under law, the FDA can regulate nicotine although itRead More
In May 2016, the FDA released new regulations that allow it to regulate vapor products — a $3.5 billion US market segment that includes both disposable electronic cigarettes and expensive refillable devices — as tobacco products. Dave Infante | June 27th, 2016 On the surface, it all makes sense. Government regulation brings with it quality standards, mainstream faith in the marketplace, and (hopefully) a long-term benefit to the public health. So why is the vaping industry calling foul? I spoke with over a dozen pro-vape advocates while writing a featureRead More
Washington County is going smoke-free in almost all of its parks and recreation areas. By CJ Lovelace – April 5th, 2016 The county Recreation and Parks Advisory Board on Tuesday announced the smoking ban, which also applies to e-cigarettes or vaping products, that went into effect Friday, according to a county news release. The county joins 17 other jurisdictions in the state that encourage visitors to keep parks and recreation facilities tobacco and vape free, particularly around areas where children play or that host youth activities. Several county parks, suchRead More