Tag: e-cigarettes

Debates e-cigarette safety

Some Vermont lawmakers worry about a spike in e-cigarette use in Vermont and they’re pushing for more regulation. But will new rules and higher taxes get people back on tobacco? “I was a smoker since I was 21-years-old,” Tim Rumbinas…

The risks that e-cigarettes hold

In recent years the global electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) industry has evolved into a $3-billion business with 466 brands: there was only one manufacturer in 2005. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), of which e-cigarettes are the most common prototype, are battery-powered…

E-cigarettes: Threat or therapy?

Are e-cigarettes less harmful than real cigarettes? Advocates say they help smokers quit. But health officials aren’t so sure. Following the lead of at least 10 other communities in Massachusetts, the Boston Public Health Commission last week voted to ban…