e-cigarettes http://wamc.org en Dr. Keith Humphreys, Stanford University - Alternative Tobacco Products http://wamc.org/post/dr-keith-humphreys-stanford-university-alternative-tobacco-products <p>Alternative tobacco products are on the rise.</p><p>Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University,&nbsp; discusses a form of smokeless tobacco that is catching on overseas.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 90330 at http://wamc.org Dr. Keith Humphreys, Stanford University - Alternative Tobacco Products County Official Welcomes New E-Cigarette Rules http://wamc.org/post/county-official-welcomes-new-e-cigarette-rules <p>The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes has support from an upstate New York official.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 03:46:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 89036 at http://wamc.org County Official Welcomes New E-Cigarette Rules 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 2/24/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/22414-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and political consultant Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Ukraine Update<br />E-Cigarettes<br />Olympics Close<br />Arizona Anti-Gay Bill<br />Captured Drug Lord</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84489 at http://wamc.org 2/24/14 Panel Two NYS Legislators Look To Regulate E-Cigarettes http://wamc.org/post/two-nys-legislators-look-regulate-e-cigarettes <p>Two New York state legislators from the Hudson Valley say they will push legislation at the beginning of the year that would regulate e-cigarettes the same way as regular, tobacco cigarettes. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue proposed regulations on the vapor cigarettes soon.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:09:28 +0000 Allison Dunne 78640 at http://wamc.org Two NYS Legislators Look To Regulate E-Cigarettes Albany College Campus Goes "Tobacco Free" http://wamc.org/post/albany-college-campus-goes-tobacco-free <p></p><p>Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, in partnership with Albany Law School, have implemented a 100% tobacco-free campus policy, now in place. A Tobacco-Free Kickoff Event was held tuesday in front of the ACPHS Student Center. Officials hail the move as a "notable step" toward a healthier and cleaner environment.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:58:08 +0000 Dave Lucas 73278 at http://wamc.org Albany College Campus Goes "Tobacco Free" 9/6/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/9613-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's panelists are </span>WAMC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Alan </span>Chartock<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, newsman Ray </span>Graf<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Joe Donahue.</span></p><p>Topics include:<br>Obama &amp; Putin<br>Syria Vote Count<br>Tipping Debate<br>E-Cigarettes<br>NSA on Encryption</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73021 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: A New, Questionable Way to Smoke http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-new-questionable-way-smoke <p>Despite the ever-shrinking number of smokers, cigarette use is still a top public health priority. &nbsp;And despite the incredible gains that have been made, the carnage caused by smoking still takes an enormous physical and financial toll.</p><p>Into this debate comes a product that advertises itself as a way for smokers to reduce the harm caused by cigarette use and a way for smokers to comply with smoking bans in work and public places.</p><p>That product is the &ldquo;electronic cigarette&rdquo; or e-cigarette.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:54:03 +0000 38044 at http://wamc.org