FDA Issues New Regulations for E -Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products
E-cigarettes will face new regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including requirements that affect manufacturing, ingredient labeling and not selling the product to those under the age of 18, the agency announced today. The FDA announced a plan to regulate e-cigarettes two years
Kicking the Habit: Adult Smoking Rate in US Is Falling Fast
The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the biggest one-year decline in more than 20 years, according to a new government report. The rate fell 2 percentage points from 2014, when
Tax Measure Could Cause Financial Jolt to California Smokers
A campaign to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 a pack says it has collected enough signatures to qualify the proposal for the ballot and raise the prospect of a pocketbook jolt for smokers
E-Cigarette Related Calls to Poison Control Centers Skyrocket for Children, Study Finds
The growing popularity of e-cigarettes has had an unintended consequence, with more young children swallowing or being exposed to the liquid nicotine that can be contained within the devices, according to a new study. Exposures among children under the age of 6 increased dramatically from January
FDA Issues New Regulations E -Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products
Agency announced new regulations to combat "wild, wild west" of e-cigarettes.
California Raises Smoking Age to 21
The bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown also restricts the use of e-cigarettes in public places.
Delta Flight Delayed After E-Cigarette Ignites In Passenger's Carry-On
An electronic cigarette in a Delta Airlines passenger's carry-on bag ignited Wednesday night while still on the tarmac, causing the flight to be delayed, the airline said. Delta flight 689 was scheduled to depart Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 7:25 p.m. and arrive in St. Louis
How Raising California Smoking Age Could Save Lives
A California bill that could potentially raise the smoking age to 21 could have a wide-ranging effect on young adult health in the state, according to experts. Many smokers start as teens, even before they are legally of age to purchase cigarettes, but experts say if the age is raised to 21, it
Frequency of E-Cigarette Explosions May Force FDA to Regulate
The Obama administration is reviewing a bill to expand oversight of recreational use of electronic cigarettes.