e-cigarettes http://wesa.fm en Lawmakers Advance Bill Banning Sale of Electronic Cigarettes to Minors http://wesa.fm/post/lawmakers-advance-bill-banning-sale-electronic-cigarettes-minors <p>A state Senate committee has advanced a plan to treat electronic cigarettes no differently than tobacco cigarettes.<br /><br />E-cigarettes produce no smoke, just a vapor that delivers nicotine to the user.<br /><br />A proposal is before the state Senate to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors in Pennsylvania, just as the sale of tobacco cigarettes to anyone younger than 18 is prohibited. &nbsp;<br /><br />Republican state Sen. Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County says Pennsylvania lawmakers wouldn’t be the first to take up this issue. &nbsp;<br /> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:41:17 +0000 Mary Wilson 20756 at http://wesa.fm Physicians Call for E-Cigarette Regulation, Education http://wesa.fm/post/physicians-call-e-cigarette-regulation-education <p>The Pennsylvania Medical Society wants to light a flame under e-cigarette regulations.</p><p>More than 200 physicians called on the state legislature to pass electronic cigarette legislation similar to existing tobacco laws.&nbsp;</p><p>The physicians met at the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s annual meeting over the weekend and expressed concerns about the devices.</p><p>E-cigarettes are marketed as a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes, but the battery-powered devices give smokers doses of nicotine and other additives in an aerosol.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:40:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 18866 at http://wesa.fm PA Senator Works to Ban E-Cigarette Sale to Minors http://wesa.fm/post/pa-senator-works-ban-e-cigarette-sale-minors <p>State Sen. Tim Solobay (D-Washington) wants the commonwealth to become the 21<sup>st</sup> state to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.</p><p>E-cigarettes have been marketed as a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes, but a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests they could be a gateway to regular cigarette use.</p><p>The study showed 160,000 teens nationwide who never smoked cigarettes before used electronic cigarettes in 2012.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 16229 at http://wesa.fm