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Vaping is everywhere, from sea to shining sea, in every hamlet, high-rise and farm, on main streets near you. The electronic cigarette fad is especially popular among young people. And parents need to be alert. […] Read More

A strong majority (79 percent) of U.S. citizens want e-cigarettes to be regulated, according to a Gallup poll. Sixty percent desire regulations comparable to those for tobacco cigarettes, while 19 percent seek FDA regulation at lower levels than with tobacco products. Seventeen percent of respondents want no regulation, and 4 percent expressed no opinion. E-cigarettes […] Read More

A new study has raised concerns about the connection between e-cigarette use and conventional smoking, particularly among adolescents. “The Journal of the American Medical Association: Pediatrics” (JAMA) released on March 6 a report from researchers at UCLA’s Center for Tobacco and Research Education, analyzing responses to the 2011 and 2012 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) […] Read More

In a nation that cherishes choice, most of the time a decision between alternatives is made on a nonconsequential basis. It’s simply a matter of preference. Should I choose one brand over another? One store over another? One size over another? It really doesn’t matter, so I go with an inclination or what has become […] Read More

A high correlation exists between those who don’t go to church but do smoke. “Smoking in the U.S. is highly correlated with religiosity, with those who never attend church almost three times as likely to smoke as those who attend weekly,” reported Gallup. “The smoking rate is highest among Americans who have no formal religious […] Read More

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that he wanted to ban the display of cigarettes in stores in an effort to reduce youth smoking. His announcement came after a judge ruled against his plan to ban super-sized sugary drinks, a ruling that Bloomberg is appealing. Super-sized, sugary drinks and cigarettes are harmful […] Read More

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg connected super-sized sugary drink and cigarettes as harmful products a day after an editorial said the nation needed an obesity campaign akin to the health campaign waged against smoking. The big difference was that the mayor of the Big Apple made the big three television nightly news programs, sparking […] Read More

America’s expanding waistline and worsening health have triggered the call for a health campaign akin to the one waged against tobacco. “When I look at what’s going on with obesity, it reminds me of what was going on with tobacco in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s when there was a lot of emphasis on personal […] Read More

The House of Representatives could vote as early as this week on legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco products. “Our nation’s leaders have a moral obligation to do all they can to protect Americans, particularly children, from tobacco addiction and the health consequences of smoking,” said Curtis […] Read More

An American Baptist leader welcomed passage by a House panel of a bill that would grant the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco products. The Democrat-controlled Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday voted 18-9 to pass The Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act. Companion Senate legislation […] Read More