Numerous studies have revealed the dangers of smoking e-cigarettes, with some reports citing that the effects of e-ciagrettes are of the same magnitude as that of traditional cigarettes. While some orgaizations encourage smokers to switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes, there are also many who call for the regulation of the use of e-cigarettes because of the harm it poses to people's health.
Some predictions say that Marijuana Legalization will make the tobacco smokers double in number.
Tobacco legislation and regulation is constantly under review at the local, state and federal levels. In this monthly roundup, Convenience Store News highlights the latest proposals and approved changes happening across the United States.
Last week’s $47 billion offer by British American Tobacco PLC for full control of Reynolds American Inc., if accepted, could give the London-based giant a chance to catch up in a technological race that is reshaping the industry.
Recent study adds to the controversy of whether it is safe and effective to use e-cigarettes as a substitute to conventional cigarettes.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is pushing for new regulations that require some warning signs about the potential hazard of marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding to be written on legal marijuana products. The regulation was set based on studies that suggest marijuana use may be linked with low birth weight, premature birth and behaviour problems in young children.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday a proposal that would prohibit smoking in public homes nationwide. According to The New York Times, the proposed federal rule would affect 1.2 million public households and would mark the latest move to minimize unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke.
Farmer Kenny Mabvumbe looked upset as he returned virtually empty-handed from the tobacco auction floors in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare.
The health warning on a MarkTen electronic cigarette package is 116 words long. That's much longer than the warnings on traditional cigarette packs in the United States.
The British government plans to introduce a law before May forcing tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packets without branding in England, ending years of debate and lobbying.
Of every $10 spent on healthcare in the U.S., almost 90 cents is due to smoking, a new analysis says. Using recent health and medical spending surveys, researchers calculated that 8.7 percent of all healthcare spending, or $170 billion a year, is for illness caused by tobacco smoke, and public programs like Medicare and Medicaid paid for most of these costs.
Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree Inc filed to list its shares in the United States at a time when e-cigarette companies are finding it harder to raise capital amid rising competition and increasing regulatory oversight.