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2014-08-26 05:14:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the data suggests that the e-cigarettes appear to be less harmful than traditional cigarettes and could in some cases help people kick the habit, the American Heart Association said on Sunday that since the products contain nicotine, they should be classified as tobacco products and subject to all applicable laws. The policy statement, which has been published in the organization’s journal Circulation, explained that there...

2014-06-12 16:25:43

But More Must be Done to Further Drive Down Cigarette Smoking and Stubbornly High Rates of Cigar and Smokeless Tobacco Use WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO In terrific news for America's health, the CDC's National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released today shows that the smoking rate among high school students dropped to...

Letter To WHO: Do Not Classify Electronic Smokes As Cigarettes
2014-05-29 10:18:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On May 27, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement calling for governments to raise taxes on tobacco products to encourage users to quit and stop others from becoming addicted to the deadly habit. The release followed 2012 data by the UN health agency that increasing tobacco taxes by 50 percent could reduce the global number of smokers by 49 million within three years and could save 11 million lives. Separately,...

2014-01-08 17:25:04

New study finds link between common beliefs and e-cigarette use among young adults Despite years of anti-smoking education and legislation, tobacco use still remains an important public health issue in the United States. In 2010, 25.2% of all adults and 35.6% of young adults reported current tobacco use. While anti-tobacco efforts continue across the county, the introduction of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has been marketed as a less harmful alternative to cigarettes and also as a...

2013-12-12 23:01:48

A study led by Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Maciej Gonieicz found that e-cigarettes emit significant amounts of nicotine, but not any substantial amounts of carbon monoxide or other toxic compounds. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Electronic cigarettes, when used indoors, may involuntarily expose non-users to nicotine, according to a study led by Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and published by the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research....

France Looks To Butt Out Electronic Cigarettes In Public
2013-05-31 15:56:44

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online France is planning on banning the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, treating the devices like normal cigarettes. French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said in an interview with French radio station France Info that she wants the electronic cigarettes to be banned from public places and their sale to be restricted to over-16 only. The minister added she wanted the electronic cigarette subject to the same...

2012-09-21 23:01:46

A September 2012 survey conducted in United States reveals that 40 percent of participants heard about electronic cigarettes and have started making the switch owing to the numerous advantages of electronic cigarettes over tobacco products. In its support, http://electroniccigarettehub.org is giving away free e cigarette trial kits under its new Try before you Buy campaign. (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 A recent survey was conducted concerning the awareness and use of electronic cigarettes by...

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