e-cigarettes

Government & Politics
3:41 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Lawmakers Advance Bill Banning Sale of Electronic Cigarettes to Minors

A state Senate committee has advanced a plan to treat electronic cigarettes no differently than tobacco cigarettes.

E-cigarettes produce no smoke, just a vapor that delivers nicotine to the user.

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.  

Republican state Sen. Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County says Pennsylvania lawmakers wouldn’t be the first to take up this issue.  

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E-cigarette Regulation
3:40 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Physicians Call for E-Cigarette Regulation, Education

The Pennsylvania Medical Society wants to light a flame under e-cigarette regulations.

More than 200 physicians called on the state legislature to pass electronic cigarette legislation similar to existing tobacco laws. 

The physicians met at the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s annual meeting over the weekend and expressed concerns about the devices.

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.

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E-cigarettes
3:30 am
Mon September 16, 2013

PA Senator Works to Ban E-Cigarette Sale to Minors

State Sen. Tim Solobay (D-Washington) wants the commonwealth to become the 21st state to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

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.

The study showed 160,000 teens nationwide who never smoked cigarettes before used electronic cigarettes in 2012.

The devices are battery-powered and provide users with doses of nicotine and other additives in an aerosol.

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