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By Eric Boehm / May 7, 2016 / News / from Watchdog.org Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In this case, though, there’s neither – but that’s not stopping the nannies at the Food and Drug Administration from extinguishing your right to light up. Under new rules announced last week, the …

  Last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did what government agencies do, they put in place rules that will put American businesses out of business and send jobs overseas. That is nothing new. As Americans, we have come to expect this from our backward bureaucrats. What is new, …

by Professor Gerry Stimson Thirty years ago the then Secretary of State for Health Norman Fowler persuaded Margaret Thatcher of the need for radical approaches to prevent the spread of HIV infection among people who inject drugs. These included providing needles and syringes to drug users and making the heroin substitute …

Jayne O’Donnell and Laura Ungar, USAToday 9:10 a.m. EDT May 5, 2016 Electronic cigarettes and premium cigars will now be regulated the same way as tobacco cigarettes and regular cigars, according to a new federal rule issued on Thursday. Under the rule, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would have to approve all …

Written by KALEIGH ROGERS Staff Writer for Motherboard Magazine Is vaping partly to blame for Kristy’s lung collapsing? That’s the question you might be asking after seeing this ad: That’s a screengrab of an in-app ad for a Centers for Disease Control campaign called “Tips from Former Smokers,” which has …

National Law Review Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Royal College of Physicians encourages e-cigarette use as a substitute for smoking. Public health authorities worldwide have long known and publicized the health risks associated with smoking and tobacco use. Smoking still remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. …

By Kyle Smith of the New York Post  May 1, 2016 | 6:00am If a new delivery-room procedure reduced deaths of mothers during labor by 95%, CNN and “60 Minutes” would do special hour-long tributes and the new technique would quickly become mandatory. If a new safety gadget inside automobiles …

By Darrel Rowland The Columbus Dispatch • Wednesday May 4, 2016 4:43 AM Ohioans could not legally smoke medical marijuana under a revamped proposal being rolled out today by state legislators. Those with a prescription for medical marijuana would be allowed to use vaporization or other inhalant devices. But the …

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The governor of California on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown said he signed the measure along with four others restricting tobacco use in various ways. Supporters of the …