Smoking is bad for you, but the FDA's new powers to regulate tobacco may create some unhealthy incentives when it comes to bringing new, possibly safer products to market. Blogger and writer Jacob Grier describes the new regulatory landscape since 2009.
AP (Apr. 29, 2014) A New York City law takes effect Tuesday treating electronic cigarettes and nicotine vaporizing devices with the same restrictions as traditional cigarettes. Just like cigarettes, e-cigarettes are ... watch video
Newsy (Aug. 19, 2015) A study says electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes and advocates promotion of e-cigarettes as a way to help people quit.
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AP (Feb. 5, 2014) CVS Caremark, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, a move that will cost about $2 billion in annual revenue. (Feb. 5)
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AP (Apr. 24, 2014) The U.S. government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and warning labels in an effort to tame the fast-growing industry. (April 24)
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AP (May 21, 2014) The debate over the benefits and risks of e-cigarettes continues as a new British study suggests that e-cigarette smokers are 60% more likely to quit smoking than nicotine product users and those not ... watch video
Sep. 4, 2015 Exercise improves health in overweight and obese adults but can be hard to incorporate into a daily routine. New findings show that taking vitamin C supplements daily instead can have similar ... read more
Sep. 3, 2015 A biological checkpoint known as the Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier is critical for controlling glucose production in the liver and could potentially be a new target for drugs to treat diabetes, new ... read more
Sep. 2, 2015 Preserving the natural structure of dietary fiber during food production can help to slow the rise in blood sugar levels after a meal, researchers show. Starch is one of the largest sources of ... read more
Aug. 24, 2015 Many college students are making their way back to campus this month, and back to the habits -- good or bad -- that dorm-life promotes. A new study finds that young adults under 25, including high ... read more
Oct. 15, 2014 Two professors explore the popularity of e-cigarettes and point out that they could lead to the 'demise' of cigarette smoking and save thousands of lives, but not until they are proven safe ... read more
Apr. 2, 2014 Smokers turn to e-cigarettes to ease nicotine withdrawal, or to avoid harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke. But many use e-cigarettes in public spaces and regular cigarettes everywhere else. Quitting ... read more
Dec. 16, 2010 In a new report that bucks the concerns raised by the Food and Drug Administration, a researcher concludes that electronic cigarettes are much safer than real cigarettes and show promise in the fight ... read more