e-cigarette

E-Cigarette Industry Churns Out New Flavors to Attract Customers

E-cigarette makers are quickly producing new flavors to attract customers, The New York Times reports. More than 7,000 flavors are now available, with an estimated 250 new varieties being introduced each month. As fewer Americans smoke, tobacco companies are increasingly turning their attention to e-cigarettes. This week, Reynolds American agree to buy Lorillard,…

Tobacco Companies Move Into E-Cigarette Market, Concerning Critics

Big tobacco companies are moving into the e-cigarette market, concerning public health groups that say they are concerned the companies will market the products to youth. A Senate hearing on e-cigarette marketing is scheduled for today, The New York Times reports. In April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new…

E-Cigarettes Don’t Have a Big Impact on Smoking Quit Rates, Study Concludes

E-cigarette use is not leading many people who smoke regular cigarettes to quit, a new study concludes. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) also found e-cigarettes are being heavily marketed to young people. The researchers are concerned this will create a new market for the nicotine and…

Infant Who Swallowed E-Cigarette Refill Liquid Highlights Emerging Danger: Report

Doctors in Philadelphia say a 10-month-old infant who was rushed to the emergency room after swallowing e-cigarette refill liquid is one of a growing number of children who have been harmed by the fluid. In this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, the doctors describe the incident. The child recovered,…

E-Cigarette Makers Are Pleased With FDA Proposals; Consumer Groups are Not

Manufacturers of e-cigarettes say they are pleased with the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed regulations of e-cigarettes, The Wall Street Journal reports. Consumer groups said the rules don’t go far enough, according to USA Today. The FDA announced new rules on Thursday that would allow the agency to regulate e-cigarettes. The proposed…