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Electronic Cigarettes will now be regulated, much like cigarettes.

Feds announce much tougher e-cigarette, cigar rule.

E-cigarette poisonings surge in young children

Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine.

FDA tightens rules for E-Cigarettes

California Raised Smoking Age from 18 to 21

Cosco is removing tobacco from most of it's stores

Making Public Housing in US Smoke Free

A federal proposal now under consideration could eliminate smoking in public housing. The results could have a dramatic effect on public health. And there is even more that can be done.

Student Says E-Cigs Not a Smoking Sensation Program

Electronic cigarettes are widely marketed as a way to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes, but a large new analysis finds they may actually have the opposite effect.

E-Cig Ban means no vaping for nicotine fix on fights

Smokers in need of a quick nicotine fix during a long flight will no longer be allowed to use e-cigarettes starting next month

Vital Signs: Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Advertising Among Middle School and High School Students

E-cigarette ads reach nearly 7 in 10 middle and high-school students

E-cigarette ads use many of the same themes – independence, rebellion, and sex – used to sell cigarettes and other conventional tobacco products. Advertising of tobacco products has been shown to cause youth to start using those products

CVS calls it quits: No more tobacco products

Changes in the pharmacy industry spurred by the Affordable Care Act helped push drugstore giant CVS Caremark to announce Wednesday it will stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores, and industry experts say they expect other businesses to follow.

We know it can kill us: Why people still smoke

Smoking can kill you. We've known that for at least 50 years -- and yet millions still smoke, and thousands more pick up the habit every year. Why? Their stories involve strong addictions, passionate defiance -- and billions spent to make people act against their own best interest.

Smoking is even worse than thought, new report says

A new report from the surgeon general finds that smoking causes even more damage than previously estimated, killing 480,000 Americans a year from diseases that include diabetes and colorectal and liver cancer.

Bill would allow smoking at Michigan outdoor cafés, patio

Legislation that would roll back a provision of Michigan’s restaurant smoking ban to allow smokers to light up while dining at sidewalk cafés or patios outside of restaurants has gained bipartisan support.

E-cigs, hookahs gain new hold with middle, high school kids

New kinds of tobacco products like e-cigarettes and hookahs are catching on fast with U.S. middle school and high school students, even as conventional cigarette use holds steady, government researchers said Thursday.

Major Bloomberg signs landmark bills to further reduce smoking in New York City

Mayor Bloomberg signed into law bills that prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, establish a minimum price for cigarettes and little cigars, and ban tobacco industry discounting schemes that keep tobacco products affordable and appealing to kids. New York City will be the first major city or state to have a minimum tobacco sale age of 21.

Hookah smoking has its own set of risks (Video)

It’s one of the hottest activities among the college-age crowd in Michigan. It’s also a public health menace, according to area public health officials and consultants.

Michigan Senate votes to increase fines for selling tobacco to minors, their possession