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CDC report shows more R.I. teens are vaping

PROVIDENCE – The number of Rhode Island high school students who use e-cigarettes spiked last year, climbing 10% over numbers collected in 2017, national...

Five Questions With: Matt Myers

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a national organization, but its president, Matt Myers, has been paying particular attention to Rhode Island ever since...

Five Questions With: Lisabeth Bennett

Lisabeth Bennett is the clinical director of Tobacco Cessation Services of Rhode Island, a service offered through CODAC Behavioral Healthcare. As a board certified...

Mass. Department of Health officials confirm state’s first vaping-related death

PROVIDENCE – Mass. Department of Health officials said a Hampshire County woman in her 60s who died from a vaping-associated lung injury is the...

RIDOH announces 120-day ban on flavored e-cigarette sales

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health announced Friday emergency health regulations immediately banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes for 120 days. During this period,...

State bans not enough to combat vaping

Tobacco. Heroin. Opiates. We didn’t know. Initially, we didn’t know that those substances would turn into addictions. The beauty turned into a beast. In...

Raimondo orders DOH to issue ban on flavored e-cigarettes

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Wednesday ordered the R.I. Department of Health to issue an emergency order banning the sale of flavored...

Too early to call e-cigs unsafe

Whether they’re warning us about the risks of fat, salt, alcohol or electronic cigarettes, public health authorities tend to mislead – with the best...

FDA reports young e-cigarette users experiencing seizures

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Food and Drug and Administration reports some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving young people,...

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