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  • SB 591 could be a smart way to help pay for damage done by tobacco

    SB 591 could be a smart way to help pay for damage done by tobacco
    A tax on tobacco products is a good unto itself, not just a way to raise revenue. As economists have repeatedly reported, tobacco levies are highly effective at dissuading people from smoking cigarettes, which remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Tobacco taxes alleviate suffering and extend lives. What's not to love?
  • John Oliver targets cigarettes on 'Last Week Tonight'; Philip Morris reacts

    John Oliver targets cigarettes on 'Last Week Tonight'; Philip Morris reacts
    John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” turned his attention to the tobacco industry in Sunday night's episode, and it wasn’t pretty for main target Philip Morris International. The HBO host spent about 20 minutes¬†ripping...

    E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says

    E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says
    A preliminary study in the New England Journal of Medicine raises a new worry about electronic cigarettes – exposure to formaldehyde. Under certain conditions, taking 10 puffs from an e-cigarette would expose a user to about 2.5 times as much...

    Cancer groups urge health officials to be tougher on e-cigarettes

    Cancer groups urge health officials to be tougher on e-cigarettes
    Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same taxes, marketing restrictions and limitations on public use as traditional tobacco products, according to new guidance from cancer experts. In a joint policy statement issued Thursday, the American...

    Study offers support for the notion of e-cigarettes as a gateway drug

    Study offers support for the notion of e-cigarettes as a gateway drug
    Do e-cigarettes lure teens into a world of vice that turns them into smokers of regular cigarettes? This is the big fear of anti-smoking activists, and new data from Hawaii suggest they may be right. A survey of 1,941 ninth- and 10th-graders from Oahu...