March 20, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) The practice of smoking electronic cigarettes without any restrictions may soon end in San Francisco under an ordinance unanimously approved by the city’s board of supervisors Tuesday afternoon. Supervisor Eric Mar demonstrated to the board how the e-cigarettes work by taking a puff of the battery-powered …

March 17, 2014

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Pew Charitable Trusts — Pamela M. Prah This year, at least half the states may consider requiring special labels on food that has been genetically modified to grow better. The question of whether to require labels on food with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) pits activists and consumers who favor the …

March 11, 2014

Eat, Drink, Politics — By Michele Simon and Leslie Zellers Some commentators have compared the current effort to legalize marijuana to the post-prohibition days of alcohol. And many advocates for marijuana legalization are making the comparison to alcohol. Indeed the entire campaign in Colorado in 2012 was called “Regulate Marijuana …

February 24, 2014

More than 110 million Americans watched the Super Bowl recently, a day known for the most outrageous and expensive television advertisements of the year. NJOY, an electronic cigarette (e-cig) manufacturer whose leadership has extensive tobacco industry ties, was a part of this year’s line up and promoted its controversial products on …