youth smoking en Blair Horner: Regulating Cigars <p>It&rsquo;s summertime.&nbsp;</p><p>That means kids swimming in the pool, going to camp and &ndash; of course - smoking their first cigar.</p><p>Shocked?&nbsp; Every year, more than 1,000,000 kids try their first cigar.&nbsp; And, if the cigar companies have their way, you won&rsquo;t be able to do much about it.</p><p>After intensive lobbying by cigar companies, Congress is about to vote on an amendment that would exempt many cigars from any regulation at all.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:45:00 +0000 41833 at Blair Horner: Keeping Kids from 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