Have Tobacco 21 Laws Come of Age?
The New England Journal of Medicine- March 23, 2016

In 2012, when momentum for Tobacco 21 laws began to build, the arguments supporting their plausibility as a mechanism for deterring smoking initiation and reducing tobacco consumption among young people were strong. Today, new evidence greatly buttresses the case for Tobacco 21 laws.
Three More Findings from the FDA’s Tobacco Study
CSPnet.com- March 15, 2016

Data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institute of Health’s landmark Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) long-term tobacco use study was presented for the first time during this month’s Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Conference. Interesting data points include:
  1. 75% of Minors Get Cigarettes from Social Sources
  2. 43% of Minors Reported Using Two or More Tobacco Products
  3. Only 3.1% of Non-Tobacco Consumers are Interested in Reduced-Harm Products
Fergus Falls to consider ban on indoor e-cigarettes
Fergus Falls Journal- March 13, 2016

A ban on the use of e-cigarettes in local bars and restaurants is being considered by the Fergus Falls City Council. The proposed ordinance would ban the use of e-cigarettes in any place where smoking is already banned by the Minnesota Clean Indoor Act.
Illinois bill would raise smoking age from 18 to 21
WQAD- February 19, 2016

An Illinois senator is pushing to raise the age to use tobacco. If the bill were passed, 18 year olds would no longer be able to buy tobacco, as a bill sponsored by Senator John G. Mulroe (D-Chicago) is trying to push the age to 21. This would include all tobacco products and electronic cigarettes, according to the bill.
Pregnant Women Who Smoke Electronic Cigarettes May Risk Damage To Fetal Development
Medical Daily- February 13, 2016

Electronic cigarettes (E-cigs) are considered a safer alternative to other tobacco products — but a new study suggests that's not the case, especially for pregnant women. The study, presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., found e-cigarette vapors can damage an unborn child’s nervous system. The findings also showed smoking e-cigs can result in poor learning and memory.

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