Category results for "Tobacco"

Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes Can be Poisonous, But Isn’t Regulated

Liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes can be poisonous, but is not regulated by federal authorities, The New York Times reports.

Smokers Who Use E-Cigarettes Not More Likely to Quit, Study Suggests

A study of smokers finds those who also use e-cigarettes are no more likely to quit smoking after a year, compared with smokers who don’t use the devices.

Convenience Store Group Encourages Members Not to Sell E-Cigarettes to Minors

The National Association of Convenience Stores is urging its members not to sell e-cigarettes to minors, the Associated Press reports. The group represents more than 151,280 convenience stores.

Attorneys General to Major Retailers: Stop Selling Tobacco Products

The attorneys general of 28 states and territories are urging major retailers to follow the lead of CVS Caremark and stop selling tobacco products. They sent letters to Rite Aid, Walgreens, Kroger, Safeway and Walmart.

Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes More Likely to Smoke Real Cigarettes: Study

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than their peers who do not use the devices to smoke regular cigarettes, a new study finds. They are also less likely to quit smoking, The New York Times reports.

Former Health Officials Urge Tobacco Companies to Stop Selling Menthol Cigarettes

A group of former top health officials is urging tobacco companies to stop marketing and selling menthol cigarettes. The group includes all of the former U.S. Secretaries of Health, Surgeons General, and Directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New Products Similar to E-Cigarettes are Attracting Teens

A growing number of teens are starting to use devices that are similar to e-cigarettes, with names such as “hookah pens,” “e-hookahs” or “vape pens.” The devices are being marketed to avoid the stigma associated with smoking any kind of cigarette, The New York Times reports.

Public Health Experts Disagree About Impact of E-Cigarettes

Two high-profile public health experts disagree about the impact of e-cigarettes, and whether they will promote smoking cessation, or encourage people to take up regular cigarettes.

Quitting Smoking Can Improve Mental Health, Study Finds

A new study from Washington University concludes that people can improve their mental health when they quit smoking.

Public Health Leaders Strive for Cigarette-Free America

Health officials, led by acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, are confidently looking toward a “tobacco-free generation.”

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