Low Nicotine Cigarettes Could Help Smokers Quit, New Study SaysA new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Researchers found that smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit.
CDC Study Finds E-Cigarette Use Among Middle, High School Students Tripled In 2014A 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.
BART Board Gives Final Approval To E-Cigarette Ban, First Time Violators To Pay $100 FineBART directors voted unanimously Thursday to give final approval to an ordinance that allows the transit agency to ban electronic cigarettes on its trains and in its stations.
State Health Advisory Issued For E-Cigarettes; Study Calls For Devices To Be Strictly RegulatedThe state's top health official has issued a health advisory on electronic cigarettes, calling them unsafe and urging people to avoid the increasingly popular devices.
Bay Area Lawmaker Proposes Banning E-Cigarettes In California Bars, Public BuildingsSB140 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would classify the devices that heat liquid nicotine into vapor as tobacco products similar to cigarettes. That would prohibit Californians from using the devices in restaurants, buses, hospitals and other places they cannot smoke.
Lab Tests Imply Formaldehyde Risk In Some E-Cigarette VaporUsing certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.
San Francisco, Santa Clara County Moves Forward With E-Cigarette RestrictionsSmoking e-cigarettes is getting harder to do in parts of the Bay Area after the San Francisco and Santa Clara County boards of supervisors approved restrictions on the devices Tuesday.
UCSF Study Shows E-Cigarettes A Youth Gateway To Regular Smoking, Nicotine AddictionElectronic 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.
San Francisco Supervisors Approve Restrictions On E-CigarettesThe 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.