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CDC calls rising E-cigarette among teens ‘deeply troubling’

The number of American teens and preteens smoking electronic cigarettes doubled in 2012 over the year before — a trend US health authorities called “deeply troubling” on Friday. Some 1.78 million US middle and high school students — around 11 to 18 years old — smoked so-called e-cigarettes in 2012,…

Britain to regulate e-cigarettes as non-prescription medicine

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to regulate electronic cigarettes as non-prescription medicine from 2016 in an attempt to improve quality, though the country’s drugs watchdog said they would still be sold in convenience stores. Healthcare authorities around the world are grappling with how to deal with the battery-driven devices, which…

Italy bans minors from buying electronic cigarettes

Italy on Tuesday announced plans to raise the legal limit for buying electronic cigarettes to 18 years from a previous 16, citing the high dose of nicotine inhaled when using the smokeless product. The new rules will go into effect on April 23 and follow a study ordered by the…

Smoking out tobacco: The rise of e-cigarettes

The camera zooms in on a stubble-bearded hunk dragging on a cigarette and blowing out a thick cloud of smoke with what seems to be great satisfaction. It resembles the TV smoking ads of yesteryear, now banned in most of the world, yet this modern-day offering is approved for American…

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