Some Question Whether Hike On Cigarette, Vape Taxes Would Be Reliable Revenue SourceThe governor's office estimates adding a tax on vaping devices in addition to the vapor and nicotine solutions will generate $12 million over the two-year budget.
'Flavors Aren't A Problem': Vaping Retailers Push For Regulations, Not BansMore than 50 cities and counties in Minnesota now require people to be of drinking age to buy tobacco products.
Want To Kick Smoking For Good? Don't Give UpIf you smoke cigarettes, or know someone who does, you probably know how hard it is to quit. But the good news is doctors say more Americans are kicking the habit, and fewer teenagers are picking it up.
Lab Tests Imply Formaldehyde Risk In Some E-Cigarette VaporUsing certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest. The research does not prove a health risk — it involved limited testing on just one brand of e-cigarettes and was done in test tubes, not people. It also does not mean e-cigarettes are better or worse than regular ones; tobacco smoke contains dozens of things that can cause cancer.
Plan For E-Cigarette Rules Reaches Senate FloorA plan to classify electronic cigarettes in the same fashion as the conventional kind survived its toughest committee test Monday and now awaits a Senate floor vote. The bill cleared the Senate Commerce Committee after an attempt to weaken the proposed regulations failed on a 7-6 vote. It would add so-called vaping to state indoor air laws that bar tobacco use in public places and most businesses.
Target Field Says ‘No’ To E-CigarettesMore smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes as a less-expensive and less-regulated way to get their nicotine. But they're still so new, governments and businesses are grappling with how to deal with them. E-cigarettes have a battery-powered heating element that produces vapor rather than smoke. They're not restricted under Minnesota's Clean Indoor Air Act, but many businesses – including the Minnesota Twins - are telling customers to put them away.
FDA: It's 'OK' To Use Nicotine For LongerSome helpful news for people who are trying to break the smoking habit.
Scientists, Zebrafish Team Up To Fight Nicotine AddictionResearchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester are using an unlikely weapon in the fight against nicotine addiction. It's not mice, but zebrafish.