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Localities across the country are attempting to curtail access to electronic cigarettes in the name of protecting public health, but experts are warning such policies undermine gains made in reducing the smoking rate. Steve Birr | October 19th, 2017 The R Street Institute, a free-market think tank based in Washington, D.C., argues in a report published Monday that policies restricting vaping will result in less smokers ditching the habit for alternative, and safer, technologies. While researchers argue legislation aimed at cutting down on the use of combustible cigarettes is admirable, they cautionRead More
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Here we go again. It seems Anti-Vape affiliates are Still Blowing Smoke up the @s$es of America’s general public with recycled lies. By Tony Ottomanelli II | May 26th, 2017 Of course, many already are well aware of the FDA American’s rights to promoting harm reduction products to ensure the safety of one another now includes policymakers and regulators to require outlandish mandatory impossibilities, unless vape advocates mobilize and assist one another in surviving these threats and attacks (i.e. PMTA). The New York State has clearly reached “high priority” statusRead More
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Allegheny County Council on Tuesday decided to ban the use of electronic vapor devices in public indoor places. By Dan Majors | March 7th, 2017 The controversial ban, which was approved in an 8-5 vote, relegates the use of e-cigarettes and handheld vaporizers to the same status as tobacco products, forbidden in locations such as schools, government buildings, sports stadiums, restaurants and similar spaces. The measure, which was supported by the Allegheny County Board of Health and county Executive Rich Fitzgerald, will take effect once Mr. Fitzgerald signs it intoRead More
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The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation’s youth. By Kxan.com | December 18th, 2016 In a report released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research into the health effects of “vaping,” but said e-cigarettes aren’t harmless and too many teens are using them. “My concern is e-cigarettes have the potential to create a whole new generation of kids who are addicted to nicotine,” Murthy told The Associated Press. “If that leads to the use of other tobacco-related products,Read More
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Sometimes you can’t begrudge the American people for tuning out the policy debates in our nation’s capital. By Ron Marshall | November 20th, 2016 The real day-to-day concerns facing main street America and our nation’s entrepreneurs often differ widely from what you hear on the campaign trail or on cable news. But make no mistake, our elected officials make decisions that profoundly affect our daily lives. One of those decisions could disseminate an entire industry if it’s not corrected. Vaping is an effective method for many people who want toRead More
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Posted On November 2, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

E-Cigs Can’t Shake Their Reputation As A Menace

A decade after electronic cigarettes were introduced in the United States, By Sabrina Tavernise | November 1st, 2016 use has flattened, sales have slowed and, this fall, NJoy, once one of the country’s biggest e-cigarette manufacturers, filed for bankruptcy. It is quite a reversal for an invention once billed as the biggest chance to end smoking as we know it and take aim at the country’s largest cause of preventable death. Use of the devices is slumping because they are not as good as cigarettes at giving a hit ofRead More
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The percentage of American adults who believe that electronic cigarettes are as bad as tobacco cigarettes has tripled in recent years, By Tucson.com | October 27th, 2016 a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the responses of nearly 16,000 adults who took part in national surveys conducted in 2012, 2014 and 2015 by the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. The percentage of smokers who said e-cigarettes posed an equal or greater health threat rose from nearly 12 percent in 2012 toRead More
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I’ll start with a personal statement- By Hafidz Baharom | October 17th, 2016 I come from a family of smokers, and some have moved to vaping as a conscious choice to reduce harm and foregoing cigarettes entirely. With it now being hard to find spare parts and even licensed sellers going bust, many have fallen off the wagon not just in my personal circle, but most probably in many parts of the country as well. As such, the question above needs to be asked not just from a Malaysian standpoint,Read More
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Joint statement on e-cigarettes by Public Health England and other UK public health organisations Public Health England | July 6th, 2016 Since 2000, smoking among adults in England has fallen by one-third and among children by two-thirds. Yet almost one in five adults continue to smoke, with higher rates in the more deprived communities meaning that they bear the majority of the harm caused. There is a strong public health consensus on tobacco control, embodied in the landmark report Smoking Still Kills. We all agree that e-cigarettes are significantly lessRead More
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The use of combustible cigarettes among youth is steadily decreasing in New York state, according to the Youth Tobacco Use Survey released by the New York state Department of Health in January 2015. By Michelle Kline – February 17th, 2016 The number of youth smoking has dropped significantly since the year 2000, when the percentage of high school aged students smoking was 27.1 percent. The report shows that in 2014, that number had dropped to just 7.3 percent, which is a remarkable decrease. The number of middle school-aged youth smokingRead More