CBS: Is a social panic over e-cigs ruining the “biggest public health opportunity” in a century?

It's also being driven by the nature of the vaping industry, which largely consists of the same tobacco companies that spent decades being, ahem, less than honest about health impacts. … Public Health England describes e-cigarettes as "at least 95% less harmful" than tobacco cigarettes…

Trump administration may ban flavored vaping products

If the fear with vaping is that it's a gateway drug for tobacco products, why the hell would you want to condition children to crave nicotine that tastes like tobacco? … Azar said they want to keep tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes on the market for adults who may be using them to quit smoking. … The Food and Drug Administration is currently finalizing its guidance to remove all non-tobacco flavors of e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol, from the market within 30 days…

Cocaine Mitch to raise federal smoking age?

By making it more difficult for tobacco products to end up in the hands of middle school and high school students, we can protect our children and give them the opportunity to grow and develop into healthy adults." … The Tobacco-Free Youth Act, as it's being called, would make it illegal to sell a tobacco product to any person under 21 years old in all states. … Andrew Malcolm wrote this morning about the news that Mitch McConnell was endorsing a move to support raising the minimum age for tobacco use to 21 across the nation…

Bipartisan surprise! 2 Tobacco state senators seek smoking age hike

Hence the surprise Monday when McConnell, who's up for reelection next year, introduced federal legislation to raise the age to 21 for legal retail purchase of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. … With federal incentives to switch crops, Kentucky's tobacco output has been shrinking. … The Senate Majority Leader is from Kentucky, the nation's No. 2 tobacco-producing state after North Carolina…

Vaping, smoking, driving, voting. When are you an adult?

While statistics show tobacco continues to lose its appeal for young people, vaping is skyrocketing among middle and high school students. … More states are raising the legal age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. … One of the latest acts of government regulation intended to save us all from ourselves is the growing number of states raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco or vaping products to 21…

Study appears to link heavy pot use to psychosis

"Smoking" anything, including tobacco, involves bringing a lot more foreign substances into your system than just the specific drug you're looking for, whether that's THC or nicotine. … There's competing research showing that smoking pot is probably less harmful than smoking tobacco, but it's a nagging question that's never been entirely resolved…

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(AP Photo/Courtesy Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms,File) … 21,2008 file photo showing a poster released by the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms featuring members of the Mongols motorcycle gang is seen during a news conference in Los Angeles…