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The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation’s youth. By | 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
For many years now there has been a huge amount of attention being given to the dangers of secondhand smoke. By Sara Williams | December 6th, 2016 In an effort to protect nonsmokers from those dangers, HUD has ruled that smoking will no longer be allowed in any of the buildings subsidized by them. However, it is unclear as to exactly what this means for those who use electronic cigarettes or vaping devices because the wording is, at best, unclear, and at worst, contradictory. Latest Ruling from the U.S. DepartmentRead More
It has been claimed that just 10 puffs on an e-cigarette is enough to trigger physiological changes that can lead to heart disease. By Spectator Health Reporter | December 6th, 2016 Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm say that inhaling e-cig vapour leads to a ‘rapid rise’ in levels of endothelial progenitor cells (EPC), which is indicative of damage to the inner lining of blood vessels, which can cause hardening of the arteries. During the study, which has been published in the journal Atherosclerosis, the researchers examined 16 ‘occasionalRead More
Marlboro-producer and tobacco giant Philip Morris International on Wednesday launched a non-burning cigarette alternative in the UK in a bid to phase out traditional cigarettes. By Edith Hancock & Erin Brodwin | November 30th, 2016 But is the Iqos the silver bullet for smoking without the deadly side effects? And will it help Philip Morris with its goal to replace cigarettes with non-combustible alternatives? Probably not. Here’s why. First up, cigarettes kill Philip Morris, the world’s largest international tobacco company, came under fire in 1999, when the US government brought aRead More
Smoking has dropped to historic lows nationwide- By The Associated Press | November 28th, 2016 dramatically decreasing revenue from tobacco taxes. In search of funds, a growing number of states are taxing electronic cigarettes – a trend that is sparking a fierce public health debate over whether it will deter smokers from switching to a safer alternative. California became the seventh state to tax e-cigarettes with the overwhelming approval of a Nov. 8 ballot measure. Proposition 56 also will add a $2 per pack state tax to cigarettes onto theRead More
Vapers may not know the health risks they face. By Maria Elena Catajan | November 18th, 2016 The vape, a millennial alternative to tobacco smoke may be the “in” thing today but its medical impact remains a gray area. Doctor Kareem Estaquio, pulmonologist of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center said vaping has become appealable to non – smokers but assert carcinogenic chemicals still pose a danger to vapers. Estaquio said the dangers of tobacco smoking have long been established but vaping, since its emergence has no formal studies toRead More
Electronic cigarettes have significantly increased in popularity over the past decade By Knowridge | November 9th, 2016 Leaving the public health community to play catch up in terms of trying to understand the motivations and habits of e-cigarette users. A study of Google search trends led by researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and San Diego State University shows a significant jump in the popularity of the words “vape” and “vaping,” and a decline in searches related to vaping health and smoking cessation, according to aRead More

Posted On November 4, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

Banning Smoking Of E-Cigs In Public Places

In Allegheny County, authorities have banned the use of e-cigarettes in public places. By Ben Beckstrom | November 4th, 2016 On November 2nd, the Allegheny County Board of Health has signed the agreement of prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in schools, sports stadium, cabs, buses, indoor public spaces, workplaces and government buildings. The board totally agreed with this regulation with only one member who declared neutrality. The new law which reminds citizens of the rules which impose not smoking tobacco in public places is now bound to be approved byRead More
Philip Morris made 850 billion cigarettes last year – now it is planning for a smoke-free future By Jennifer Kaplan | October 24th, 2016 You want a trip to Philip Morris International to feel like a visit to Marlboro Country. But the company’s Swiss research center, aka the Cube, just won’t play along. Perched above crystalline Lake Neuchatel, southwest of Zurich, the glass hexahedron holds secrets to a future when, Philip Morris says, the world will be blissfully smoke-free. That’s right: Philip Morris, of all companies, is telling smokers to quit.Read More
“Our core business is, and will remain in, tobacco”. By Simon Chapman | October 19th, 2016 In 2012, in the early days of the rise of e-cigarettes, Kingsley Wheaton, Director of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at British American Tobacco, said “Our core business is, and will remain in, tobacco”. So have the intervening four years made much difference? Apparently not. This month, senior Philip Morris International executive Werner Barth told shareholders at its investor day presentations the company fully expected its cigarette brands to remain highly profitable. Investment analysts MotleyRead More