Electronic Cigarettes

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Santa Clara County Looks At Raising Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21

The proposal, introduced by Supervisor Ken Yeager, calls to raise the legal age to buy tobacco and electronic smoking devices from 18 to 21 in unincorporated areas of the county.

05/19/2015

This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National Association of Attorneys General on September 24, issued a letter urging the US Food and Drug Administration to clamp down on the fast-growing e-cigarette market, saying manufacturers are enticing teenagers to smoke with cartoon characters, television ads and bubble-gum flavors. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Study Finds E-Cigarette Use Among Middle, High School Students Tripled In 2014

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration has found a stunning rise in the use of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students.

04/16/2015

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Idea Of Taxing E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Gets Key Support

The debate over how to classify and regulate E-cigarettes continues, but one particular state lawmaker is looking for ways to increase taxes on them similar to the sin tax on tobacco.

03/31/2015

This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National Association of Attorneys General on September 24, issued a letter urging the US Food and Drug Administration to clamp down on the fast-growing e-cigarette market, saying manufacturers are enticing teenagers to smoke with cartoon characters, television ads and bubble-gum flavors. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

E-Cigarettes To Be Banned In Areas Of Sonoma County

The unincorporated areas of Sonoma County will soon be included in a growing list of places where “vaping” of electronic cigarettes is banned in some public areas and establishments.

06/10/2014

This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National Association of Attorneys General on September 24, issued a letter urging the US Food and Drug Administration to clamp down on the fast-growing e-cigarette market, saying manufacturers are enticing teenagers to smoke with cartoon characters, television ads and bubble-gum flavors. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

UCSF Study Shows E-Cigarettes A Youth Gateway To Regular Smoking, Nicotine Addiction

Electronic cigarettes, which have been touted as way to help regular cigarette smokers kick the habit, may be driving young people toward traditional smoking and nicotine addiction, according to new study by the University of California, San Francisco.

03/24/2014

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors Approve Restrictions On E-Cigarettes

The practice of smoking electronic cigarettes without any restrictions may soon end in San Francisco under an ordinance unanimously approved by the city’s board of supervisors Tuesday afternoon.

03/18/2014

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

San Ramon Man Accused Of Slashing Teen In Fight Over E-Cigarette

A 20-year-old San Ramon man was arrested after he allegedly cut a teen with a knife during a fight over a stolen e-cigarette, police said Friday.

02/28/2014

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Richmond Votes In Tough Ban On E-Cigarettes

The city of Richmond has voted to ban electronic cigarettes in enclosed public spaces, including fenced parks.

12/04/2013

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

E-Cigarettes Included In UC Smoking Ban

The University of California has added electronic cigarettes to the campus-wide smoking ban that goes into effect next year.

11/05/2013

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Contra Costa County Supervisors Zap Use Of E-Cigarettes

Contra Costa County Supervisors took steps Tuesday in Martinez to short-circuit the use of e-cigarettes in places where smoking is prohibited.

03/19/2013