April 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Saying he wants to “promote and protect the health and wellness of everyone in Philadelphia,’” Mayor Nutter has signed into law two measures that regulate electronic cigarettes. One bill prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to minors immediately – the other makes it illegal, beginning this July, to use …

April 8, 2014

Bradenton Herald — By Kathleen McGrory TALLAHASSEE — A bill seeking to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors has attracted some unlikely opponents: the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association and the American Heart Association. The anti-smoking organizations weren’t always lined up against the proposal. But they became …

April 8, 2014

In Kentucky, the state legislative session is projected to end on April 15. In Alaska it’s April 20, and in Tennessee, it’s May 1. These dates mark one of the most risky periods for grassroots public health advocates, because the last weeks and days of the legislative session are one …

March 24, 2014

The New York Times — Matt Richtel A dangerous new form of a powerful stimulant is hitting markets nationwide, for sale by the vial, the gallon and even the barrel. The drug is nicotine, in its potent, liquid form — extracted from tobacco and tinctured with a cocktail of flavorings, …