Tag Archives: Cigarettes/E-Cigarettes

Vitamin E acetate, prime suspect in vape illnesses, not found in Oregon products

Instead, a compound called squalene has raised concerns. Request full-text (State Agency patrons only) Source: Vitamin E acetate, prime suspect in vape illnesses, not found in Oregon products – Portland Business Journal

FDA Calls for Removal of Fruity, Disposable E-Cigarettes

U.S. health officials are cracking down on fruity disposable electronic cigarettes that are popular with teenagers. U.S. health officials are cracking down on fruity disposable electronic cigarettes popular with teenagers, saying the companies never received permission to sell them in the U.S. Source: FDA Calls for Removal of Fruity, Disposable E-Cigarettes | Business News | […]
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Weed Edibles Are Selling Well During the Pandemic

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November Ballot: Tobacco Tax, Campaign Spending, Psilocybin, and Narcotics

With elections around the corner, there are four measures likely to be on the Oregon ballots in November – two from initiative petitions that seem to have enough signatures to qualify, and two others referred to voters by the Oregon Legislature. Here are the four issues likely to be at stake:   House Bill 2270: Referred […]
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OR Anti-Smoking Advocates Tout Cigarette-Tax Ballot Measure

Oregon would have the highest tax on a pack of cigarettes on the West Coast if a ballot measure passes in November. Anti-smoking advocates are hoping increasing the tax by $2 from its current rate of $1.33 will get more smokers to consider quitting. Source: OR Anti-Smoking Advocates Tout Cigarette-Tax Ballot Measure

November ballot: Voters to make decisions about drugs, vape taxes, campaign reform

Oregon voters will be asked this November to decriminalize drug possession, make therapeutic use of magic mushrooms legal and create taxes on nicotine vaping products. These, along with campaign contribution limits, are the four measures that made it to the statewide general election ballot. Source: November ballot: Voters to make decisions about drugs, vape taxes, […]
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E-cigarettes could be just as bad for your heart as regular cigarettes, study finds

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, may be just as bad for the cardiovascular system as traditional cigarettes, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers found that both vaping and smoking cigarettes cause a similar amount of damage to arteries and blood vessels. In recent years, millions of teenagers and […]
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Why Covid-19 might make you rethink your smoking habits

A college friend who is now a physician first introduced me to an electronic cigarette in 2008. He purchased his online from China with the hope of transitioning from smoking to vaping but found himself using both instead. A few years later, he shared a pleasant surprise — he had succeeded in quitting both vaping […]
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Oregon to Investigate: Did JUUL Market to Minors?

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced last week that her office will join a bipartisan, 39-state probe into the marketing and sales practices of California-based e-cigarette company, Juul Labs. The investigation seeks to determine whether the firm’s early marketing efforts deliberately targeted minors. Source: Oregon to Investigate: Did JUUL Market to Minors? – The Corvallis […]
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Oregon Joins 39-State Investigation Into JUUL’s Marketing Practices

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Tuesday that Oregon is joining a bipartisan, multistate investigation into JUUL Labs, the company behind popular e-cigarette and vaping products. Source: Oregon Joins 39-State Investigation Into JUUL’s Marketing Practices