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Tobacco Use

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  • Teen use of e-cigarettes continues to soar, alarming many experts

    Teen use of e-cigarettes continues to soar, alarming many experts
    The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014 — a surprising boom that threatens to wipe out hard-won gains in the fight against teen smoking, a new government report says.
  • Study: Many teens who use e-cigarettes also smoke regular cigarettes

    Study: Many teens who use e-cigarettes also smoke regular cigarettes
    Public health experts fear electronic cigarettes -- with their colorful designs and array of sweet flavorings -- will induce young people to start smoking. But are those fears justified? A new study from Wales offers mixed results. Researchers found...

    A sin tax on meat could save lives

    At this time of year, the last thing anyone wants to think about is paying more taxes. But there's one tax I'm in favor of and you should be, too, if you care about your health and the health of the planet: a sin tax on meat, cheese and other animal-based...

    E-cigs get a pass on advertising no-no's for the real ones

    E-cigs get a pass on advertising no-no's for the real ones
    The commercial shows a leggy, high-heeled blonde blowing Flavor Vapes e-cigarette vapor into a baby carriage as the words SAVE HUMANITY materialize in the mist. The punch line appears in her next exhalation: START VAPING. It's an audacious sales pitch....

    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...