Daily Archives: June 28, 2010

E-cigarettes need FDA regulation, limits on sales

Chicago — Testing and safety information on electronic cigarettes is limited, the American Medical Association said, and the devices

A colorful death by tobacco

I once knew a man who would order multiple meals and a diet soda. He was morbidly obese, a man of robust appetites and grand gestures who died around his 50th birthday. But as tragic as he was, there was always something mildly hopeful — if also totally perverse — about the token nod toward “health” implied by those Tab colas. Sure, he was consuming 15,000 calories in one sitting, but his beverage choice allowed him to hold on to his last vestiges of dignity. As out of control as he was, this was somehow proof he hadn’t yet hit bottom.

Russia to adopt mandatory warning labels on cigarettes

Russian tobacco producers will introduce warning messages on cigarette packs on Saturday to enhance public awareness of smoking-risia smokersrelated mortality threats.

Smoke Less New Yorkers. No, More. Do It Here. No, There.

Dear New Yorkers: Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em. And then go get more of ’em. Sincerely, Albany.

Ordinance to ban smoking still up in the air

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The smoke-ban saga continues and could carry on after the November election. Here’s a quick summary of what’s happened, the latest update and a rundown of what might come next.