Effort To Raise Age To Buy Tobacco, Vape Products Goes Up In SmokeThe Florida Legislature won’t pass a proposal to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21, according to House Speaker José Oliva.
‘Tobacco 21’ Proposal Draws Debate In FloridaAfter paying billions of dollars to settle lawsuits about the dangers of cigarettes, the tobacco industry is engaged in another public-relations battle, one that is swirling in the Florida Capitol, other state houses throughout the country and in Congress.
Legislative Bill Would Hike Smoking, Vaping Age From 18 To 21 In FloridaThe minimum age for Floridians to possess tobacco and vaping products that deliver nicotine would rise from 18 to 21 under legislation a state House committee readied Tuesday for a floor vote.
Here's What Science Says About Smoking Pot Vs. Smoking CigarettesGenerations of Americans have been taught that smoking endangers their health, but marijuana advocates say there's no comparison between joints and cigarettes.
Florida Lawmaker Looks To Tie Vaping, Smoking TobaccoState Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Rockledge, wants to define vaping products with tobacco products, a move that would allow electronic cigarettes to be lumped into anti-smoking marketing efforts.
Lawmaker Targets Smoking On BeachesA Senate Republican on Wednesday filed a proposal that would make it illegal for people to smoke on public beaches.
Judge Rules Patients Can Smoke Marijuana In FloridaA state law banning patients from smoking medical marijuana is unconstitutional, a Tallahassee judge ruled late Friday.
E-Cigarettes Have Chemicals That Are Especially Dangerous For TeensNew research shows teens who use e-cigarettes could be exposing themselves to toxic chemicals.
The Juul E-Cigarette Is A Trend Parents Need To KnowJuul is an e-cigarette that fits in the palm of your hand and this new way of smoking is becoming a problem at schools across the country.
A First, Tobacco Industry Will Run Ads On Smoking's Effects On HealthThe tobacco industry will start running ads this weekend but it's not advertising their products in the way you would think.
New State Program Helps Pregnant Women Quit SmokingFlorida health officials are celebrating the first baby born to a mother who enrolled in a state program that helps pregnant women stop smoking.
Study: Unborn Babies Exposed To Secondhand Smoke May Have Lower Self-ControlA new study has found a link between second-hand smoke exposure in pregnant women and developmental delays in their children.
One In Four Cancer Deaths Linked To SmokingA quarter of all cancer deaths in the U.S. are linked to cigarettes.
CDC: High School Students Smoking Less Cigarettes, Opt For E-CigsCigarette smoking among high school students has dropped to its lowest levels in nearly 25 years but something else is concerning health officials.
Different Names For Nicotine Vapor Products Causing ConfusionIn April the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to begin regulating E-cigarettes. The decision brought relief to some parents who felt it would make it harder for teens to get their hands on the nicotine vapor devices.