| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Alaska is joining dozens of states in calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to increase regulation of electronic cigarettes.
Attorney General Michael Geraghty, in a letter also signed by 39 other attorneys general, says he wants the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Forty state attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking the agency to regulate electronic cigarettes to address their marketing, ingredients and sale to minors.
The FDA has set a deadline of Oct. 31 to issue proposals...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Electronic cigarettes helped wean smokers off regular cigarettes in a clinical trial – though the quit rate was essentially the same as for nicotine patches.
The trial, conducted in New Zealand, was billed as the first head-to-head comparison of...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
One out of 10 American high school students used e-cigarettes in 2012, along with nearly three in 100 middle-school students, according to a new federal report. That’s about double the rate of e-cigarette use in 2011.
The sharp increase has public...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:05 AM
PLANKINTON - A last-minute decision to plant tobacco on a 1.5-acre plot in Aurora County has a farm family doing a lot of manual labor.
John Mayclin, of Mayclin Farms in rural Plankinton, said a family member in California volunteered him for the task....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Ronald L. Motley, a crusading plaintiff's lawyer who took on the asbestos industry before targeting tobacco companies in a landmark victory for the anti-smoking movement that brought the biggest civil settlement in U.S. history, died Thursday in...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Two local colleges joined the ranks of hundreds of institutions nationwide when they became tobacco-free campuses this week.
Daytona State College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University banned smoking and other uses of tobacco products on their...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A report last week by the federal Food and Drug Administration that menthol-flavored cigarettes pose a greater risk to public health than ordinary cigarettes signals that the agency may finally be prepared to regulate their sale or perhaps ban them...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In 2009, a new law authorized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate cigarettes and reduce their terrible toll on the nation's health. Even though less than 20% of adult Americans smoke, it's still the No. 1 cause of preventable death. But...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:24 PM
“This post has been corrected, as noted below.”
Laguna Beach restaurant owners are coping with customers who choose to boot up battery-powered, vapor-emanating electronic cigarettes in the absence of rules governing use of the devices....