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California Congressman Vapes at Committee Hearing


Rep. Duncan Hunter really likes his vaporizer. The California Republican busted out his vaporizer in a House Transportation Committee hearing today while debating an amendment from Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, that would formally ban the use of vaporizers and e-cigarettes on airplanes. Hunter, in an effort to demonstrate the …

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UK research finds vaping is 95 percent safer than smoking


Vaping just took a huge step forward in its quest for public acceptance. A report published today by Public Health England (PHE), an agency sponsored by the UK’s Department for Health, has concluded that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than traditional smokes. In addition, it’s recognised their potential to …

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E-Cigs’ Inconvenient Truth: It’s Much Safer to Vape


In applying the same tactics used to demonize tobacco, are anti-smoking advocates and regulators missing out on a chance to save millions of lives? Daniel Walsh was first drawn to electronic cigarettes for the same reason millions of smokers have taken up the devices. “I was a guy who could …

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Vape ’em if you got ’em: Jails sell e-cigarettes to inmates

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CINCINNATI – E-cigarettes keep popping up for sale at county jails around the country even as some government officials, schools and health experts urge tighter control over the devices, especially in public buildings. Electronic cigarettes, growing in popularity since their U.S. introduction about a decade ago, are showing up at …

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Vaping: e-cigarettes safer than smoking, says Public Health England

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Government body says vaping can make ‘significant contribution to endgame of tobacco’ and raises concerns about length of licensing process Vaping is safer than smoking and could lead to the demise of the traditional cigarette, Public Health England (PHE) has said in the first official recognition that e-cigarettes are less …

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Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes may breathe fewer toxins


(Reuters Health) – Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes – even if it’s only some of the time – may dramatically reduce their exposure to air pollutants including carbon monoxide and acrolein, a British study suggests. Researchers gave e-cigarettes to 40 smokers who said they wanted to quit. After four weeks, …

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Republicans Are Trying to Sneak an E-Cigarette Exemption Past the FDA

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IT’S LAST-MINUTE CONGRESSIONAL budget season, which, for politicians, means it’s time to sneak totally unrelated provisions into the budget bill. And this year, the Republicans have a gift for all the vapers out there: a provision about the “grandfather date” for tobacco products. Wait, what? But keep reading—this obscure little …

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Sheriffs Weigh Selling E-Cigarettes to Inmates


As a way to allow some inmates to get their nicotine fix and sheriffs to shore up tight budgets, county jails across the country have begun selling electronic cigarettes. Though the trend has largely bypassed Texas, jail officials say that could change as sheriffs begin to warm up to the …

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