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E-cigarettes: Fresh Air or Smoke and Mirrors?

On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help — but no booze.

03/10/2014

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Proposed Md. Law Would Treat E-Cigs Like Traditional Tobacco

A Maryland delegate is sponsoring legislation that would apply all the rules placed on regular tobacco by the state’sClean Indoor Air Act to electronic cigarettes.

03/07/2014

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Experts Increasingly Contemplate End Of Smoking

A growing number of experts believe the most promising option is to get people to switch to electronic cigarettes.

02/14/2014

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Ex-Marlboro Man Dies From Smoking-Related Disease

Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72.

01/27/2014

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No Butts About It: UMd. Smoking Ban Lacks Enforcement

The push for a smoke-free campus is underway at the the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, but is administration just blowing smoke?

01/05/2014

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D.C. Councilmember Will Move to Raise Legal Tobacco-Purchasing Age

D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie is looking to add the District to the growing list of cities where you must be 21 or older to purchase cigarettes.

11/04/2013

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New York City Council Votes to Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21

Young New Yorkers who want to light up will soon have to wait for their 21st birthdays before they can buy a pack of cigarettes.

10/31/2013

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Obama Hasn’t Smoked in Years, ‘Scared of My Wife’

President Barack Obama says he hasn’t had a smoke in years — thanks in no small part to first lady Michelle Obama.

09/23/2013

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FDA: Menthol Cigarettes Likely Pose Health Risk

A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes but does not make a recommendation on whether to limit or ban the minty smokes — one of the few growth sectors of the shrinking cigarette business.

07/23/2013

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Number of Smokers in U.S. Declines

Fewer U.S. adults are smoking, a new government report says. The CDC launched a graphic advertising campaign last year that was the agency’s largest and starkest anti-smoking push.

06/18/2013

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