e-cigarettes http://kmuw.org en FDA Taking Comments on E-Cigarettes, Cigars http://kmuw.org/post/fda-taking-comments-e-cigarettes-cigars <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Drug Administration is taking public comments on a proposed rule that would extend the agency’s reach to tobacco products that are not currently regulated by the agency-including e-cigarettes. The proposal comes at a time when nicotine poisoning is on the rise.</p><p></p><p>Poison Control Centers all across the country have been seeing a growing number of poisonings from exposure to the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:57:40 +0000 Bryan Thompson 33547 at http://kmuw.org FDA Taking Comments on E-Cigarettes, Cigars E-Cigarettes Usage Growing Among Youth http://kmuw.org/post/e-cigarettes-usage-growing-among-youth <p></p><p>The CDC says nearly seven percent of middle and high school students have tried e-cigarettes, and more than two percent are current users. Erika Sward, of the American Lung Association, says the rapid growth is due in large part to an aggressive marketing campaign.</p><p>“We’ve seen glamorized ads on TV. We’ve seen flavors that come in e-cigarettes now of bubble gum and cotton candy. All of the traditional tobacco industry playbook for targeting kids has been used by the e-cigarette industry.”</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:02:08 +0000 Bryan Thompson 23036 at http://kmuw.org E-Cigarettes Usage Growing Among Youth