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World Health Organization Urges Stronger Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Governments should ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors and in public places, the organization said.

E-Cigarette Use Said to Rise Among Tobacco-Free Youths
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
The number of middle school and high school students in the United States who say they have tried e-cigarettes but not traditional cigarettes increased by about 60 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Michael Bloomberg’s Harder Sell
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Stepping up his philanthropy, the former mayor of New York still pushes big ideas, but on a much wider stage. Turkey’s smoking rate is just one of his targets.

E-Cigarettes Under Scrutiny for Listing as Flight Hazard
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
A smoldering bag was removed from a plane in Boston, and the fire marshal focused on an e-cigarette as a possible cause.

A Less Defiant Tack in a Campaign to Curb Smoking by Teenagers
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Legacy is about to introduce a new antismoking effort, which takes a decidedly less rebellious tone than its previous “Truth” campaign.

A Misguided Tobacco Proposal
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
The F.D.A. should abandon its “lost pleasure” approach before issuing a rule regulating electronic cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products.

29 States Seek Tighter E-Cigarette Regulations
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
The attorneys general urged the federal government to prohibit the sale of most e-cigarette flavoring, fearing their appeal to children.

In New Calculus on Smoking, It’s Health Gained vs. Pleasure Lost
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
An economic analysis buried in regulations requires weighing public benefits against the happiness smokers might lose in quitting.

Jesse L. Steinfeld, Surgeon General and Tobacco Foe, Dies at 87
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Mr. Steinfeld, the surgeon general in Nixon’s first term, brought new attention to the risks cigarettes posed to women and to people exposed to secondhand smoke.

No Cigars, No Cigar Illness
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
F.D.A. regulations would be most welcome, says the president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.