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E-cig smokers should be aware of danger to children, pets

...further research is needed to assess the potential public health benefits and risks of these cigarettes and other novel tobacco products.The owner of an Augusta store specializing in e-cigarettes said common sense and safety caps and should limit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-04-03/e-cigs-nicotine-prompt-rise-
E-cig marketing bill upsets some

...is supportive of legislation that would regulate electronic cigarette marketing on the same level as traditional tobacco products.He said, however, his only problem with the bill is its sponsors labeling e-cigs as a "deplorable," "troubling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-02/e-cig-marketing-bill-upsets-s
CVS dropping tobacco products

...kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores...how can you continue to sell tobacco products?'" he said. "There's...the legal age someone can buy tobacco products.On the flip side, discounters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-02-05/cvs-dropping-tobacco-product
Snuff already

...precisely what Regent Thomas Hopkins is proposing.Dr. Hopkins, an orthopedic surgeon, is calling for a ban of all tobacco products on every campus in Georgia. His reasoning isn't hard to figure out. Those chemicals we listed above are some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-12-14/snuff-already
Smoke shops fade as synthetic marijuana industry slips

...St. Pierre said he does not believe the people making paraphernalia products think that they are being used for tobacco products."That's part of the farce in all of this," he said. "The folks who make the products know who is using it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-07/smoke-shops-fade-synth
Commission did right thing

...those products are legal to purchase and use anymore. Cigarettes are. Eliminate the manufacture and selling of tobacco products and you solve the smoking problem. But that would mean taking on the tobacco companies, and they are much more capable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-11-12/commission-did-right-thi
Spies and smokes and election board folks

...ican Cancer Society Can cer Action Network. "In just looking at them, one can't say, 'Is this a tobacco product or a non-tobacco product."Commissioners' opinions on the subject range from those who lean toward a nanny state and those...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2013-11-02/nsa-has-its-eye
Regents might ban all campus tobacco use

...Clarke County School District, which adopted a rule years ago that banned not only tobacco use but possession of tobacco products on school grounds.Athens Technical College adopted a smoking ban in 2009.UGA administrators tightened up smoking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-01-06/regents-might-ban-all-cam
Historic smoking report marks 50th anniversary

...industry veto any proposed members it regarded as biased.Surveys indicated a third to a half of all physicians smoked tobacco products at the time, and the committee reflected the culture: Half its 10 members were smokers, who puffed away during committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-04/historic-smoking-report-marks
Increasing excise tax on cigarettes would harm convenience stores

...a variety of products, but tobacco products are undoubtedly one of their...in the federal excise tax on tobacco products could cause a corresponding...black-market activity where tobacco products are cheaper because the appropriate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-01-04/increasing-excis