Posts tagged: ban e-cigarettes

Row over Marlboro-funded research that undermined plain cigarette packs

Tweet A bitter academic row has triggered calls for a leading university to withdraw two key scientific papers sponsored by “big tobacco” and used to make the case against the introduction of selling cigarettes in plain packets. The papers, published by the University of Zurich, analysed the impact of plain packets in Australia. Their findings were widely disseminated in the media and used by the tobacco lobby to make the case that the health ... Jump to full article >>

KEEP E-CIGARETTES AWAY FROM TEENS

Tweet Electronic cigarettes, those hip new cigarettes that blow a thick white vapor rather than smoke, are clearly less harmful than real cigarettes. But that doesn’t mean e-cigarettes are harmless. And until we know something different, that’s how we ought to treat them. Folks who are wary of e-cigarettes — battery-operated nicotine inhalers that do not produce smoke — are going after them on two fronts. This group includes Mayor Rahm Em ... Jump to full article >>

Blumenthal Pledges Fight For A Ban On E-Cigarettes

Tweet Attorney general disputes claim that smoking device safer than real thing. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal called on consumers and retailers Tuesday to avoid electronic cigarettes, discounting claims that the devices are safer than real cigarettes. The e-cigarettes, as they are known, are powered by batteries and produce a mist containing nicotine and propylene glycol, an organic compound. Users inhale the mist, satisfying their c ... Jump to full article >>