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Vaping: Safer than cigarettes, but risky for kids

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c33d824e-fa3b-489f-9869-2f3746cf5af4#.W5qE6pNKhYg E-cigarettes are less hazardous than traditional cigarettes, according to a major new report. And they may help hooked adult smokers quit lighting up. But don’t give them a thumbs up just yet. While e-cigarettes containing nicotine may be less harmful than traditional smokes, the congressionally mandated report cautioned that they can still be […]

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Toxic metals found in e-cig vapors

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=7adab195-50cd-43f0-b5bc-a2dd83e3109d#.W5qEK5NKhYg If you vape, you may be getting more than you bargained for. A new study shows that significant amounts of some metals appear to transfer from some e-cigarette devices into the e-liquid—and from the e-liquid into the vapor inhaled by users. Breathing in these metals on a regular basis has been tied to […]

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FDA cracks down on e-cigs sold to kids

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8f93e294-3e2b-4429-85ae-a555e6e7a878#.W5qBd5NKhTY The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on businesses that market and sell e-cigarettes (e-cigs) to kids. In particular, the FDA is focusing on the brand JUUL, which is popular among minors.        

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F.D.A. to Require Calorie Count, Even for Popcorn at the Movies

original source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/us/fda-to-announce-sweeping-calorie-rules-for-restaurants.html?_r=2 WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration announced sweeping rules on Tuesday that will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors across the country to post calorie counts on their menus. Health experts said the new requirements would help combat the country’s obesity epidemic by showing Americans just how many calories lurk in their favorite foods. […]

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