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  • Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen

    Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen
    No one should have to choose between their health and a paycheck. Which is why, with all that is still unknown about the dangers of e-cigarette use, we must put public health first and prohibit the use of these unregulated products in all workplaces, including restaurants, bars and casinos. Unfortunately a bill recently passed by the Baltimore City Council purporting to ban e-cigarette use in the city allows restaurants, taverns and casinos to opt out, which not only weakens Baltimore and Maryland's longstanding and popular smoke-free laws, it threatens the health of many city workers. We urge Mayor Rawlings-Blake to see through the tobacco industry smokescreen and use her power to veto this ordinance.
  • Florida kids less likely to smoke, study says

    Florida kids less likely to smoke, study says
    Florida's youth are less likely to smoke than kids in every other state but Utah, according to a new report. Florida had a 7.5 percent smoking rate among high school students, according to the study by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, the American...

    Teen e-cig use overtakes traditional cigarette use for the first time

    Teen e-cig use overtakes traditional cigarette use for the first time
    The American Lung Association reports: "For the first time ever, a national study found e-cigarette use among teens exceeds traditional cigarette smoking.  The study, “Monitoring the Future,” also found that e-cigarette use among 8th and...

    Chicago aldermen back E15 gas at city pumps

    Chicago aldermen back E15 gas at city pumps
    Larger Chicago gas stations could have less than a year to start offering fuel with higher levels of ethanol under plan a key City Council committee endorsed Monday. The 11-5 vote by the Finance Committee came after hours of debate featuring such...

    Chicago aldermen endorse higher ethanol push

    Chicago aldermen endorse higher ethanol push
    Larger Chicago gas stations could have less than a year to start offering fuel with higher levels of ethanol under a plan a key City Council committee endorsed Monday. The 11-5 vote by the Finance Committee came after hours of debate featuring such...