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Teens smoking less, using e-cigarettes more, new report finds

E-cigarettes have surpassed tobacco cigarettes among teens for the first time, according to a national study.

The findings come from the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, which tracks trends in substance use among students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades. This is the first time the annual survey […]

December 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

AHA: E-cigarettes threaten to addict next generation of smokers; regulation, further study needed

While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use, according to the American Heart Association’s first policy statement on these products.

The American Heart Association – which […]

August 24th, 2014|Blog|3 Comments|

Research: E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit

Despite marketing claims, there’s no proof that e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit — and they may even hurt their efforts to stop, according to new research.

“The overall cessation argument that’s made to sell e-cigarettes is directly contradicted by the evidence,” said Stanton Glantz, professor of medicine at the […]

May 14th, 2014|Blog|1 Comment|

E-cigarettes should be kept from minors, convenience store group says

U.S. convenience stores should sell electronic cigarettes only to adults, following the same ID procedures used for tobacco sales, according to a position statement issued by a national association of stores Friday.

The National Association of Convenience Stores, which represents about 3,800 retailers and supplier companies, said convenience stores are the largest retail […]

March 14th, 2014|Blog|1 Comment|

E-cigarette use triples for middle and high school students

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

E-cigarette use has tripled among middle and high school students in the past year and now surpasses traditional cigarettes and every other tobacco product, according to the latest data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The findings from the 2014 National Youth […]

April 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

AHA e-cigarette policy misunderstood

A research summary presented at an American Heart Association conference is being used to misrepresent the organization’s e-cigarette policy.

The summary was presented at the AHA’s Scientific Sessions 2014 meeting for cardiologists and other heart specialist in Chicago last November.

It was published in the scientific journal Circulation and concluded that […]

Law banning smoking on U.S. airline flights passed 25 years ago

Advocates on Monday hailed a law enacted 25 years ago banning smoking on domestic airlines as the catalyst for smoke-free workplace laws that exist today.

The law passed a quarter of a century ago when the dangers of secondhand smoke weren’t well known.

“We knew it was harmful, but we didn’t […]

February 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Anti-smoking campaign one of century’s best

A campaign dedicated to wiping out youth smoking was named one of the top 15 ad campaigns of the 21st Century by Advertising Age on Jan. 12. Cigarettes are the leading preventable cause of death, killing nearly half a million Americans a year and leaving 16 million others suffering […]

January 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

While FDA considers e-cigarette regulation, states and cities continue to act

While the Food and Drug Administration proposes to regulate the sales, marketing and product quality of e-cigarettes, states and cities are moving forward with their own regulations to restrict e-cigarette exposure.

While the FDA already regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco, relatively new e-cigarettes are still under […]

September 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

AHA e-cigarette policy emphasizes caution when using devices to quit smoking

Electronic cigarettes might help some people quit smoking, but the American Heart Association recommends them only as a last resort and only with several notes of caution.

AHA President Elliott Antman, M.D., underscored the careful approach Tuesday, a day after the organization’s first policy statement on e-cigarettes drew widespread media […]

August 26th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|