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Nearly 60 percent of teenagers who said they drank in the previous month also said they used e-cigarettes or other vaping products, according to the poll conducted by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and the Utah Department of Human Services (DHS). State health officials said that’s concerning because both alcohol and nicotine are known to damage developing brains. [...]

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It’s barely March and the year 2018 is already proving to be an eventful one for both sides of the tobacco debate. Macau started the year by putting into effect its amended Tobacco Prevention and Control Regime (Smoking Law), prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes, among other measures. Then Singapore made yet another bold move in banning the purchase, use and possession of emerging and imitation tobacco products [...]

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States with robust tobacco control policies and regulations, such as smoke free air laws and taxes on cigarettes, not only have fewer cigarette users but also fewer e-cigarette users, according to research from NYU School of Medicine and the NYU College of Global Public Health. "Our research adds to the understanding of the geographic and sociodemographic factors underlying e-cigarette use within the existing tobacco control environment," said Omar El-Shahawy, [...]