Tempe bans e-cigarette use in public – Arizona Republic
Arizona RepublicTempe bans e-cigarette use in publicArizona RepublicLast year, under pressure to shield children from unknown health risks, the Arizona Legislature banned the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. Federal provisions would also ban free samples and vending-machine sales in facilities that allow minors.Tempe council votes to ban electronic cigarettesKTAR.comall 8 news articles »
Despite Health Questions, E-Cigs Are Beneficial: Study (newsy-allvideos)
The e-cigarette has rapidly risen to popularity over the last few years as a way for cigarette smokers to kick the habit — despite studies that call into question the science behind e-cigs. (Via Science News, Getty Images)
But now, a new study says despite claims of unknown effects of e-cigs, they are at least better for you than the real thing.
The study was done by Queen Mary University of London and published in the journal Addiction. It says e-cigs cut tobacco-related deaths. The researchers came to this conclusion after looking over more than 80 previous studies. (Via HealthDay)
Science Daily quotes one of the researchers as saying: **"The evidence we currently have is clear: e-cigarettes should be allowed to compete against conventional cigarettes in the marketplace. … Smokers who have not managed to stop with current treatments may … Benefit from switching to e-cigarettes."**
The first e-cigarette can be traced back to 2003 and has grown in popularity since.
Due to this rapid increase of usage, many critics have raised concerns over e-cigs' benefits and if or how they should be regulated. (Via Newsday, Medscape, Times of San Diego)
**"One of the biggest concerns about e-cigarettes …