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JAN 22, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Controversial Study Links E-Cigarettes To Formaldehyde Exposure

By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - People who smoke high-voltage e-cigarettes have greater exposure to formaldehyde, a suspected carcinogen, than those who keep the voltage low, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. The study, which critics say is misleading and lacks context, is the latest contribution to a debate on ...

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JAN 22, 2015 - Fox News

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Washington state attorney general seeks to raise smoking age to 21

Washington state could become the only U.S. state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18 under a measure proposed on Wednesday by its top law enforcement official.

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JAN 11, 2015 - Washington Times

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Virgina smoking ban extends to hookah bar, court rules

The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that a Blacksburg hookah lounge is not exempt from the state's ban on smoking in restaurants, turning back a challenge that threatened to create a wide new exemption for bars and restaurants to allow tobacco use. The court overturned a decision that created a ...

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JAN 08, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Top Universities Allow Students To Buy Cigarettes With Campus Debit Cards

A new study shows that just over one-tenth of the U.S. News & World Report's top 100 universities allow students to purchase tobacco using campus debit cards, which are often filled by money from student loans, grants and scholarships or money from parents. The research from the University of Colorado Cancer Center, published in the British Medical Journal: Tobacco Control, ...

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JAN 07, 2015 - Huffington Post

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American Red Cross Faces Mounting Pressure To Halt Donations From Tobacco Groups

By Jilian Mincer New York, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The American Red Cross risks damaging the reputation of the global Red Cross brand because of its refusal to stop accepting donations from tobacco companies, a top official with the humanitarian network said. These concerns are prompting the International Red Cross and public health organizations to press the U.S. group to ...

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