ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — When he was sent to Vietnam in 1970, Travis Dorsey quickly picked up a smoking habit. As the stress of being in a war zone took its toll, Dorsey found comfort in cigarettes. “They started giving them to us with our meals, they called them C-rations, and the next thing you […]
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By Andy Soltis Don’t make that nicotine switch just yet. E-cigarette users may be getting higher concentrations of toxins than regular smokers because they inhale deeper and more frequently when they puff, NYU researchers say. Although they are often touted as a safer alternative, e-cigs, introduced in the States in 2007, haven’t been in use long […]
SAM RO, Business Insider These days, you can’t talk about tobacco without talking about the rise of e-cigarettes. “By year-end 2013, the e-cigarette category is expected to have doubled to over $1B from $500MM in 2012, according to various industry sources,” noted RBC Capital analyst Nik Modi. Still, e-cigarettes represent a very tiny fraction of the tobacco business. […]
Article by: JEREMY OLSON , Star Tribune One of the great unanswered questions for smokers who are trying to quit — and for the advocacy groups trying to help them — is whether electronic cigarettes are friends or foes. University of Minnesota researchers aim to address that dilemma with a study examining exactly what smokers inhale when […]
Washington, DC – Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, North Dakota ranks 1st in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. North Dakota currently spends $9.5 million a year on tobacco prevention […]
By: Jim Tennant, Napa After reading the story about a new e-cigarette store in Napa, I was disappointed that your reporter uncritically repeated the propaganda that the e-cigarette industry (which is being taken over by the traditional tobacco industry) has been feeding the public (“E-cig entrepreneur hopes to blow away tobacco cigarettes,” Nov. 20). In fact, […]
By: Jessica Berman WASHINGTON — According to the first-ever study on the use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, by young people, researchers have found that the devices, marketed as an alternative to real cigarettes, appear to fuel heavy smoking among youth. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that look like cigarettes and deliver a smokeless aerosol of nicotine, flavorings and other […]
With a preoccupied gaze into the distance, Matt Tlougan inhales from the mouthpiece of a device held in his hand. A battery in its base powers a heating unit that vaporizes a concoction of confectioners’ flavors and nicotine, “juice,” as it’s known. A few moments later, a gray-white cloud rolls out of his nostrils and […]
By: Gary J. Remal Boston is poised to fine anyone who smokes in its parks, including those who light up cigarettes or joints or who puff on e-cigarettes. City councilors yesterday approved the ban, which also would apply to other property controlled by the Parks and Recreation Commission, and includes a $250 fine for each violation. […]
By Christopher Wanjek, Columnist At first, electronic cigarettes were a novelty — something a braggart in a bar might puff to challenge the established no-smoking policy, marveling bystanders with the fact that the smoke released from the device was merely harmless vapor. Now, e-cigarettes are poised to be a billion-dollar industry, claimed as the solution […]