CIGARETTES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CIGARETTES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57817526-68/marketing-cigarettes-report-companies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57817526-68/marketing-cigarettes-report-companies.html.csp">Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T09:43:01.895-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday. The report written by the staff of Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, California Rep. Henry Waxman and others highlights several issues including the lack of age restrictions and no uniform warning labels for the battery-powered devices that heat a liqu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578175262014-04-14T09:43:01.895-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T09:43:01.895-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817526@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:43:01 MDT Utah, nation see rapid rise in e-cigarette poisonings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57770988-78/cigarette-poisonings-calls-poison.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57770988-78/cigarette-poisonings-calls-poison.html.csp">Utah, nation see rapid rise in e-cigarette poisonings</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T21:23:35.483-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 09:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Scientists are still studying and debating the health risks of e-cigarettes and whether they cause cancer. But there’s no question that nicotine can be hazardous — even lethal — if ingested. And a sharp rise in e-cigarette-related calls to the nation’s poison control centers suggests that’s happening with greater frequency. An analysis of calls involving conventional cigarettes and liquid e-cigarettes by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the proportion of e-cig cal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57770988@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:23:35 MDT Letter: E-cigarettes are as dangerous as regular kind http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753525-82/cigarettes-dangerous-kids-schools.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753525-82/cigarettes-dangerous-kids-schools.html.csp">Letter: E-cigarettes are as dangerous as regular kind</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T01:01:03.724-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I feel that we should begin educating kids in schools about how e-cigarettes and vaporizers are barely any different than normal cigarettes, and just as dangerous. Hopefully the Legislature will give money to schools to educate kids who do not realize these dangers, so that they will never start using these products. Charlie Leo (age 10) Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753525@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Scanner can help stores verify age of e-cig buyers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57723499-79/cigarettes-utah-age-scanner.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57723499-79/cigarettes-utah-age-scanner.html.csp">Scanner can help stores verify age of e-cig buyers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T22:24:23.026-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kids hoping to use a fake ID to buy electronic cigarettes in Utah better brush up on their counterfeiting skills — some retailers will start using barcode scanners to verify a customer’s age. The Utah Vapers Association, which represents 30 specialty stores that sell e-cigarettes, has been working with Draper-based scanner manufacturer, Code Corp., to come up with a handheld scanner that can instantly verify a person’s age by scanning the barcode on their driver license. It’s the same company a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57723499@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:24:23 MDT E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57659605-68/vaping-cigarettes-smoking-henley.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57659605-68/vaping-cigarettes-smoking-henley.html.csp">E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEANNE ITALIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T10:49:11.65-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 10:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • 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. Instead, the proprietors are peddling e-cigarettes, along with bottles of liquid nicotine ready to be plucked from behind a wooden bar and turned into flavorful vapor for a lung hit with a kick that is intended to simulate traditional smoking. A hint of banana nut bread e-juice lingered in the air one recent aft...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576596052014-03-10T10:49:11.65-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-10T10:49:11.65-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57659605@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:49:11 MDT E-smoke bill dies in panel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57649586-90/bill-cigarette-cigarettes-committee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57649586-90/bill-cigarette-cigarettes-committee.html.csp">E-smoke bill dies in panel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T21:25:35.569-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 09:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lawmakers snuffed out a bill Friday designed to better regulate e-cigarettes, deciding that disagreement about their effects and how best to control them requires more study over the next year. The Senate Business and Labor Committee unanimously voted to defeat HB112. That came after the House had earlier “gutted” the bill, in the words of the sponsor, and the Senate committee also refused Friday to erase any of those earlier House changes. Electronic cigarettes contain nicotine-based liquid th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57649586@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:25:35 MDT ‘Gutted’ e-cigarette bill clears House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57613922-90/cigarettes-bill-ray-gibson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57613922-90/cigarettes-bill-ray-gibson.html.csp">‘Gutted’ e-cigarette bill clears House</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T20:40:47.502-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The House unanimously passed Friday a bill that could make Utah the first state to regulate electronic cigarettes, but only after it made an amendment that the sponsor says gutted key provisions. But Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, sponsor of HB 112, still asked the House to pass it anyway — which it did on a 73-0 vote — and said he would work “to fix it” as it moves to the Senate. E-cigarettes contain nicotine-based liquid that is vaporized and inhaled. The House-passed version of the bill would b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57613922@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:40:47 MDT Letter: 86-year-old doing pretty well after smoking years ago http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57592766-82/smoking-age-lawson-smoked.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57592766-82/smoking-age-lawson-smoked.html.csp">Letter: 86-year-old doing pretty well after smoking years ago</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T01:01:02.915-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re “Raising smoking age to 21 gets nod,” Tribune, Feb. 21: “Are you kidding me?” I need to try to understand the thought process that seems to guide the lawmakers so saddled in their strictly disciplined dogma controlling all matters of liquor, sex, nicotine and coffee. These great, open and ever-inquisitive minds parade Betty Lawson, an 86-year-old woman, out to show the insidiousness of smoking cigarettes. Now get this: By her own admission, Ms. Lawson has not smoked in 47 years. She started...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57592766@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:01:02 MDT If bill passes, Utah would be first to regulate e-cigs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57574821-90/cigarettes-bill-utah-cigarette.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57574821-90/cigarettes-bill-utah-cigarette.html.csp">If bill passes, Utah would be first to regulate e-cigs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Amy McDonald</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T08:37:12.821-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 08:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A bill that would increase regulation on electronic cigarettes awaits action in the full House. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield’s HB112 would create restrictions on e-cigarettes similar to tobacco regulations, prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes without a license and selling to people under 19. If passed, Utah would become the first state in the nation to regulate e-cigarettes. At the center of a committee hearing earlier in the week was children’s use of the new devices, which have increased rap...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57574821@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:37:12 MDT Op-ed: This doctor says raise the tobacco age and save lives http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57574784-82/tobacco-utah-age-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57574784-82/tobacco-utah-age-health.html.csp">Op-ed: This doctor says raise the tobacco age and save lives</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kevin Nelson</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T16:42:54.945-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 04:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It can be a difficult conversation with a teenager: Why smoking is bad for your health and how it leads to longer-term, chronic health problems. Sure, this seems like simple knowledge kids should easily absorb from parents and teachers. But in my role as a pediatrician, community outreach educator at schools and advocate for the Utah Tobacco Prevention Task Force, I still encounter kids who choose to light up despite living in an age where the health risks of tobacco are well-documented and emph...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57574784@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:42:54 MDT Marlboro maker Altria taking e-cigs nationally http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57567635-79/cigarette-electronic-company-altria.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57567635-79/cigarette-electronic-company-altria.html.csp">Marlboro maker Altria taking e-cigs nationally</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T09:17:02.013-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Wednesday that it plans to expand its MarkTen electronic cigarette brand nationally in the second quarter. Altria’s Nu Mark subsidiary first launched MarkTen in test markets in Indiana and Arizona late last year. The company has said the disposable e-cigarette, which can be reused with a charging kit and additional cartridges, provides a more consistent user experience through its “Four Draw” technology that closely resembles the draw of a t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575676352014-02-19T09:17:02.013-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-19T09:17:02.013-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57567635@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:17:02 MDT