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FDA begins anti-smoking push to cut nicotine in cigarettes

Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren’t addictive.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

A new twist on vaping: Juuls are small, discreet, and have health and school officials concerned

Called Juul by brand name – or “juuling” on the street – the vaping device has lit up attention both for its popularity and public health warnings that the discreet, …


FDA to target addictive levels of nicotine in cigarettes

U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed the agency’s staff to develop new regulations on nicotine. The FDA has had the power since 2009 to regulate …


FDA’s vaping regulations long overdue

The greatest concern is the increasing number of young people who have been drawn to vaping. Many of them had never smoked before. Rather than kicking an old habit, they’re …


Spokane City Council blocks sale of e-cigs to minors

Minors no longer are allowed to buy electronic cigarettes in Spokane. The Spokane City Council on Monday voted unanimously to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.