Investigation: E-cigarettes May Not Be Safe Alternative After-all

At this point we dont know enough to be comfortable. And thats got opponents concerned. With flavors like Strawberry, Chocolate and Dr Pepper, vapes can be enticing to children. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, usage doubled in teens, grades 6 through 12 from 3.3 percent in 2011 to 6.8 percent in 2012. The uncertainty has many government agencies and hospital campuses strengthening their anti-smoking policies to now include E-cigarettes.
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E-Cigarettes Are Dangerously Unregulated (VIDEO)

Reporter Nathan Porter sat down with SFATA Executive Director Cynthia Cabrera and Daniel Walsh , president and CEO of Purebacco USA , the second largest domestic manufacturer of e-liquid products, to discuss the state of the industry. In your opinion, what is the biggest misconception the general public has about e cig refills e-cigarettes? Ms.
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Advocates press regulatory case for e-cigarettes

When the state increased its tobacco taxes in July from $2.51 to $3.51 a pack, the increase gave Massachusetts the distinction of having the second-highest cigarette excise tax in the country, after New York. The state, like many others, relies on cigarette taxes to both generate revenue and discourage smoking. However, the increase also raised the question of whether high taxes encourage more tax avoidance and greater reliance on the black market.
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Black market for cigarettes costs Massachusetts millions

Text Messages Who knew your phone could be used to help you quit smoking? A recent study published in the journal The Lancet showed that smokers who enrolled in a program called “txt2stop” — where they received encouraging text messages to quit smoking — were twice as likely to kick the habit after six months, compared with smokers who didn’t get any encouraging messages. In the study, conducted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, one group was able to text words like “lapse” and “crave” to a site phone number, and received an encouraging text message in return, CNET reported.
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