California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.
Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.
Ontario moved Monday to regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes, ban all flavoured tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, and mandate calorie counts on restaurant menus with its Making Healthier Choices Act.
Anti-tobacco advocates expressed shock and confusion after the Nova Scotia government decided Wednesday to back down on its proposal to ban flavoured tobacco in legislation that aims to regulate e-cigarettes.
Business owners and former smokers voiced their opposition to a law that would restrict the sales of e-cigarettes in Nova Scotia and ban their use in indoor public places, saying its flawed, based on misinformation and has unintended consequences.