Tobacco News- March 13, 2014

California Policy Makers Begin Process to Ban E-Cigarettes

“A Los Angeles City Council committee announced Feb. 26 they are preparing groundwork for legislation banning the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in public places, such as farmers markets, parks, recreational areas, beaches, bars, nightclubs and outdoor dining areas, according to Medical News Today.” More…

First National Analysis Strongly Associates E-Cigarettes with Smoking for Many Adolescents

“E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to ‘quit’ regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new University of California at San Francisco study published online today in JAMA Pediatrics.” More…

New Products Similar to E-Cigarettes are Attracting Teens

“A growing number of teens are starting to use devices that are similar to e-cigarettes, with names such as ‘hookah pens,’ ‘e-hookahs’ or ‘vape pens.'” More…

Former Health Officials Urge Tobacco Companies to Stop Selling Menthol Cigarettes

“A group of former top health officials is urging tobacco companies to stop marketing and selling menthol cigarettes.” More…