electronic cigarettes http://wamc.org en Malloy Proposes Ban On E-Cig Sales To Minors http://wamc.org/post/malloy-proposes-ban-e-cig-sales-minors <p><a href="http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/site/default.asp" target="_blank">Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy</a> is seeking to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.</p><p>Malloy says while the use of the nicotine delivery system has been touted as a way to help some adults stop smoking, it also has been shown to be a gateway for children to start using tobacco.</p><p>The e-cigarettes replace tobacco by heating a nicotine-solution into a vapor that is inhaled.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:33:34 +0000 Jim Levulis 85696 at http://wamc.org Malloy Proposes Ban On E-Cig Sales To Minors Do Androids Smoke Electronic Cigarettes? http://wamc.org/post/do-androids-smoke-electronic-cigarettes <p>Many of my friends, family and co-workers smoke cigarettes. They, like the other 20% of Americans who smoke, do so despite the known health risks and the fact that a pack of cigarettes now runs over $12 in New York. That they continue to smoke given the physical and financial cost demonstrates just how powerful nicotine addiction can be. In fact, some studies suggest that nicotine is more addictive than alcohol, cocaine or heroin. So it's really no surprise that nicotine addiction is the most common form of chemical dependence globally. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:51:00 +0000 Sean Philpott 73441 at http://wamc.org E-cigarettes : Friend or Foe? http://wamc.org/post/e-cigarettes-friend-or-foe <div><p></p><p>A decade after Clear Indoor Air Act severely limited indoor smoking in New York, the focus has turned to e-cigarettes — &nbsp;battery-powered devices that deliver measured doses of vapor to the "smoker" when inhaled.</p><p>Sales of e-cigarettes are rising amid a big push by tobacco companies: Marketwatch is reporting that America's number three cigarette-maker Lorillard, which acquired an e-cigarette brand last year, saw blu eCigs boost the company's second-quarter profits by 10 percent.</p><p>But there's debate as to whether the devices are harmful or helpful.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:31:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 69989 at http://wamc.org E-cigarettes : Friend or Foe? Mass. Smoke-Free Advocates Saw Big Gains in 2012 http://wamc.org/post/mass-smoke-free-advocates-saw-big-gains-2012 <p></p><p>In 2012 communities across Massachusetts have taken strides to limit tobacco use in public places and businesses. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard takes a look at what some communities are doing to reduce smoking, and what some hope to achieve in the new year…</p><p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:44:08 +0000 Lucas Willard 54701 at http://wamc.org Mass. Smoke-Free Advocates Saw Big Gains in 2012 Blair Horner: Keeping Kids from Buying Electronic Cigarettes http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-keeping-kids-buying-electronic-cigarettes <p>&nbsp;</p><p>You see the advertisements everywhere: electronic cigarettes &ndash; which don&rsquo;t use tobacco &ndash; are exempt from public smoking restrictions and help those who wish to quit.&nbsp; But are the claims true?</p><p>While it is true that these devices don&rsquo;t use tobacco, there is little scientific evidence that e-cigarettes can help smokers to quit.&nbsp; In addition, since there is no regulation of these devices, the quality and safety of these products cannot be assured.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:48:33 +0000 41267 at http://wamc.org