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E-cigarettes 95% safer than smoking? Controversy over new study
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A new publication by Public Health England has been attracting controversy after it claimed that smoking e-cigarettes was 95% safer than using tobacco. However, the claim was based on research which was funded by the e-cigarette industry — a conflict …

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Attorney General seeks to increase federal regulations of e-cigarette products
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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining the Indiana and New York attorneys general in petitioning the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to tighten regulations of electronic cigarettes and other under-regulated tobacco products. Electronic …

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Controversial study suggests e-cigs draw young smokers to regular cigarettes
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“This is the question people are asking: Are e-cigarettes helpful for people as a gateway out of cigarette smoking, or might they also be a gateway in?” said Brian A. Primack, director of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media …

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Reynolds to Consolidate E-Cigarette Production in North Carolina
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Reynolds American Inc. said it is consolidating production of its Vuse electronic cigarettes at its Tobaccoville, N.C., plant, where it recently completed a multimillion-dollar upgrade of its e-cigarette manufacturing equipment. Winston-Salem, N.C …

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Reynolds, BAT move forward on vapor technology deal
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Vuse — the top-selling American electronic cigarette — is made by R.J. Reynolds Vapor at plants in Winston-Salem and Kansas. BAT said the proposed agreement “provides a framework for collaboration and mutual cross-licensing of the parties’ vapor …

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As Summer Ends, Administration Misses Another Deadline to Issue Rule …
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Testifying before Congress in April, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell set a goal of this summer for issuing a final rule extending the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to electronic cigarettes, cigars and other …

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National Park Service bans electronic cigarettes in America’s national parks
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Electronic cigarettes have been banned in America’s national parks, the National Park Service announced on Monday. The policy, effective immediately, prohibits the use of electronic smoking devices in all areas where tobacco smoking is banned in the …

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James Cameron facing billion dollar lawsuit over electronic cigarette company
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WASHINGTON — Director James Cameron has been hit with a $1 billion lawsuit from the owners of an electronic cigarette company relating to his brother’s alleged mismanagement of the firm. According to WENN, bosses at Safe Cig claim they hired the …

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How Butter-Flavored E-Cigs Are Fueling a Crucial Vaping Controversy
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There is a controversy brewing in the e-cigarette world that centers around the seemingly innocuous topic of buttery flavored e-liquids. While the average person may have never even heard of diacetyl, it’s been on the lips—literally and figuratively …

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Environmental Health Group Calls E-Cigarettes Carcinogenic
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OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) – Most of the 97 e-cigarette and vaping products it tested produce high-levels of carcinogenic formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, the nonprofit Center for Environmental Health said in a new report. The Center for Environmental Health …

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E-Cigarette Use May Reduce Toxicant Exposure
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Significant reductions in CO were seen in both electronic cigarette-only users and dual users (−12 ppm [80% decrease] and −12 ppm [52% decrease], respectively). There was a decrease in cotinine levels, albeit to a lesser extent (electronic cigarette …

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U.K. E-Cigarettes Report Blasted by the Lancet
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Public Health England, a U.K. government agency, used the harm-reduction measure to endorse the use of e-cigarettes as a means to quit smoking, calling the 95% figure the “best evidence available.” That figure came from a 2014 study published in …

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