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New England News
12:30 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Berkshires Take Look At Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age

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A growing trend to raise the age of tobacco purchasing has made its way to western Massachusetts.

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Hudson Valley News
10:57 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Attorneys General Want Tougher Proposed E-Cigarette Regulation

Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new rule that would extend the agency’s tobacco authority to regulate such products as electronic cigarettes, 29 attorneys general, including from New York and New England, are calling for more stringent regulations.

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New England News
3:33 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Malloy Proposes Ban On E-Cig Sales To Minors

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is seeking to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

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.

The e-cigarettes replace tobacco by heating a nicotine-solution into a vapor that is inhaled.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:51 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Do Androids Smoke Electronic Cigarettes?

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.

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12:31 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

E-cigarettes : Friend or Foe?

A decade after Clear Indoor Air Act severely limited indoor smoking in New York, the focus has turned to e-cigarettes —  battery-powered devices that deliver measured doses of vapor to the "smoker" when inhaled.

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.

But there's debate as to whether the devices are harmful or helpful.

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New England News
2:44 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Mass. Smoke-Free Advocates Saw Big Gains in 2012

Great Barrington, Mass. is including smokeless electronic cigarettes with traditional tobacco products in prohibition from use in certain areas.

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…

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Commentary & Opinion
3:48 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Blair Horner: Keeping Kids from Buying Electronic Cigarettes


You see the advertisements everywhere: electronic cigarettes – which don’t use tobacco – are exempt from public smoking restrictions and help those who wish to quit.  But are the claims true?

While it is true that these devices don’t use tobacco, there is little scientific evidence that e-cigarettes can help smokers to quit.  In addition, since there is no regulation of these devices, the quality and safety of these products cannot be assured.

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