E Cigarettes


Study: Teens Who Use E-Cigs Often Turn To Tobacco

A USC study has found that among teenagers who never smoked tobacco before ninth grade, those who had smoked e-cigarettes were far more likely to begin smoking tobacco shortly after starting high school than their peers.


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E-Cigarette Industry Has Few Rules, But Change Seems Likely

There is real muscle beneath the specialty e-cigarette retailer’s trendy skin: a booming billion-dollar industry that has operated largely free of government regulations, ruled almost entirely by small business vigilantes who are making hefty profits.


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California Lawmakers Block Bill To Regulate E-Cigarettes

A legislative panel has opted not to take up a bill aimed at curbing youth smoking by regulating e-cigarettes in California after a heated hearing.


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California Health Officials Declare E-Cigarettes A Health Threat

California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be strictly regulated like tobacco products.


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Santa Monica Bans Public E-Cigarette Use

The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday night banning their use in public places.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/15/2014

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14 Merchants Suspended For Illegal Tobacco Sales To LA Minors

City officials Tuesday revealed a new policy to curb the illegal sale of both tobacco and e-cigarette products to minors.

CBS Los Angeles–07/29/2014

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City Council Panel Recommends Limits On E-Cigarette Use In Public

A Los Angeles City Council committee approved a proposal Monday to sharply restrict the use of electronic cigarettes — known as “e-cigarettes” — in no-smoking public areas.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/24/2014

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Beverly Hills Moves To Regulate E-Cigarettes

Beverly Hills has joined the list of cities moving to regulate e-cigarettes in the same way as tobacco products.


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UCI Backpedals On Allowing E-Cigarettes On Campus

After taking a stand as the only University of California campus to allow electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco, UC Irvine has reversed its decision under pressure from UC officials.


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City Council Votes To Halt Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Teens

The City Council Wednesday voted to halt sales of electronic cigarettes to minors.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/04/2013

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LA Councilman Wants To Ban Sale of E-Cigarettes To Minors

A Los Angeles city councilman doesn’t want minors to get their hands on electronic cigarettes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2013

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Electronic Cigarettes Banned Inside RivCo Buildings

Inland Empire smokers trying to kick the habit with so-called electronic cigarettes will have to do so outdoors, thanks to an approved ban by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/29/2012