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FDA looks to regulate tobacco products -- but not electronic cigarettes

FDA looks to regulate tobacco products -- but not electronic cigarettes

Los Angeles Times

By late March, tobacco companies will have to reveal to the Food and Drug Administration what sorts of new additives they've recently put in their products. But the ruling doesn't apply to electronic cigarettes, whose makers are locked in legal battle with the FDA.

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Harm reduction: concepts and practices.

Harm reduction: concepts and practices.

[1.0] What is Tobacco Harm Reduction?
-anything that decreases the risks of using tobacco or nicotine.

Tobacco harm reduction describes actions taken to lower the health risks associated with using tobacco or nicotine. A very important part of tobacco harm reduction is simply educating people about the risks of different sources of nicotine. (Reading list.)

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FDA smoke screen on e-cigarettes

FDA smoke screen on e-cigarettes

At a time when the government is ostensibly trying to cut health costs, why is it trying to ban something that might help people quit smoking tobacco, perhaps the most devastating health problem in the U.S.?

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Electronic Cigarettes: Socially Acceptable, or Totally Taboo?

Electronic Cigarettes: Socially Acceptable, or Totally Taboo?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could get the smokers back in the pub again?

They’re a contentious bunch, those smokers. Single-handedly, they’re the biggest problem demographic for publicans, seeing as they were the mainstay behind so many of England’s drinking hostelries, yet equally the biggest scourge for non-smokers looking for an idyllic place to dine.

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Pub offers smokers an electronic cigarette

Pub offers smokers an electronic cigarette

 Smokers who dislike lighting-up outside can buy an innovative device being offered in a Birmingham pub.

The Butler's Arms, in Sutton Coldfield, decided to sell electronic cigarettes before winter sets in so pub-goers can legally "smoke" inside.

Becky Giles, assistant manager of the pub, is hoping that the E.Cigs will prove popular with her smoking customers.

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