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I put up this site to give you the news on e-cigarettes because of things like this – U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner Dr. Stephen Ostroff announced the agency’s intention to proceed “full steam ahead” on regulations intended to (reduce e-cigarette use). Oh my god, why would anyone want to stop e-cigarettes […]

EDITORIAL: E-cigs aren’t the real thing

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Electronic cigarettes are not tobacco products. While there is mixed evidence as to the short- and long-term health effects of e-cigarette use and exposure to vapors emitted by the devices, the devices do not contain tobacco. Yet earlier this month, the California Senate voted 25-12 to expand existing definitions of “tobacco product” to include e-cigarette […]

Are E-Cigarettes Bad for Your Health?

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Ever since their introduction into the market, electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have raised a lot of questions from the health community. They have been both credited as a potential tool against smoking and deemed a gateway for those to begin smoking again. Either way they are looked at, the main question is to whether or […]

House Bill Aims for Less E-Cigarette Regulation

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House Republicans are pushing to ease proposed government regulations for companies that sell e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, a move that Democrats charge could lead to unsafe products on the market. A spending bill approved by a House subcommittee Thursday would prevent the Food and Drug Administration from requiring pre-market reviews of e-cigarettes that […]

E-cig regulations hurt addicts, medical basis lacking

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In the Pacific Northwest, public officials’ good intentions leave little empathy for citizens trying to kick the harmfully addictive and costly habit of smoking. Last week, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a new statewide law that regulates e-cigarettes just like regular cigarettes. A bi-partisan bill in this year’s Washington Legislature proposed a 95 percent tax […]

FDA Going ‘Full Speed Ahead’ on E-Cig Regulations

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner Dr. Stephen Ostroff announced the agency’s intention to proceed “full steam ahead” on regulations intended to reduce e-cigarette use. Ostroff says FDA intends to enact a “deeming rule” expanding the agency’s regulation of tobacco products to include e-cigarettes, which do not contain tobacco. California Polytechnic State University […]