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E-cigarette commercials for children must stop

E-cigarette commercials for children must stop

April 15, 2014


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A new study by the Democratic members of Congress has demonstrated what many in the public health community feared about e-cigarettes: companies are now actively marketing to children and teenagers. E-cigarette companies are heavily promoting the new devices to teen non-smokers by introducing fruit fla...

Group hopes to overturn e-cigarette ban

Group hopes to overturn e-cigarette ban

March 31, 2014


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The New York City Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment filed a lawsuit on March 25 in the New York County Supreme Court to overturn the ban on electronic cigarettes — one of Michael Bloomberg’s last acts as mayor. Audrey Silk, founder of NYC CLASH, said the Clean Air Act was original...

Students, professors split on Bloomberg’s e-cigarette ban

Students, professors split on Bloomberg’s e-cigarette ban

January 29, 2014


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As one of his last acts as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg signed a law placing a ban on smoking electronic cigarettes at all locations where regular cigarettes are banned. Yet e-cigarette shops have still been opening up around the city. One, The Henley Vaporium, recently set up shop in ...

E-cigarettes need federal regulation to reach right consumers

E-cigarettes need federal regulation to reach right consumers

September 30, 2013


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The electronic cigarette has been steadily growing in popularity. E-cigarettes are fast becoming a fixture of modern society, as just last year, the number of students using the device doubled. E-cigarettes are a form of electronic vaporizer which imitate the process of smoking. Commonly known as vaping, smoking e-cigarettes do not have the harmful side effects of smoking regular ciga...