Tobacco News- April 3, 2014

Study Finds Smoke-Free Legislation Linked With Health Benefits For Children

“Smoke-free laws are linked with substantial decreases in preterm births and children’s hospital visits for asthma, according to an international group of scientists.” More…

Better Benefits Help Medicaid Recipients Quit Smoking

“People on Medicaid in the U.S. are 68 percent more likely to smoke than the general population.” More…

‘House of Cards’ Smoking Habits: Do They Work in the Real World?

“The touchstone moment in each episode of the Netflix series “House of Cards” is the single cigarette that Washington power couple Claire and Francis Underwood share every night.” More…

States Urge Retail Giants With Pharmacies to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

“More than two dozen attorneys general sent letters on Sunday to five of the country’s largest retailers, encouraging them to stop selling tobacco products in stores… ” More…

New York Times Warns of Potent Liquid Form of Nicotine

“A potent liquid form of nicotine is hitting markets nationwide, for sale by the vial, the gallon and even the barrel, reports the New York Times.” More…

Don’t Exempt E-Cigarettes From Workplace Laws

“The most recent debate over whether electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes) should be used in public is an important one.” More…

Employers, Legislators Must Decide Whether to Include E-Cigarettes in Smoking Bans

“Employers and legislators must decide whether to include e-cigarettes in smoking bans, according to NPR.” More…

Vaporizers, E-Cigs of the Pot World, Are Booming

“Chris Folkerts started selling electronic cigarette-like devices from the trunk of his car two years ago.” More…