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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...
DOWN TO BUSINESS: The House Committee on Finance’s Subcommittee on Human Services holds a meeting at the Statehouse in December to get an update on overspending at the R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families, and the R.I. Office of Veterans Services. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Budget deficit, lottery contract, minimum wage among controversial issues facing General...

As Rhode Island lawmakers return for the 2020 legislative session on Jan. 7, some of the most pressing questions they’re expected to face this...

R.I. suffers first vaping-related death

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has joined the list of states with a vaping-related death, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...

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...
UP IN SMOKE: White Horse Vapor employee Joey Chen shows some of the products the vape shop carries. Owner Dino Baccari said a recent statewide ban on flavored e-cigarettes forced him to close his White Horse Vapor location in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will stronger regs save vape shops?

White Horse Vapor expanded quickly over the past six years, growing from a single store in North Providence to three in Rhode Island and...
THE U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE Control and Prevention is investigating vitamin E acetate as a potential cause of the severe lung injuries related to vaping, finding it in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients battling the condition. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

U.S. is focusing on vitamin E as cause of vaping lung...

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – United States health officials are looking closely at vitamin E acetate as a potential cause of the severe lung injuries that...
UNCOMMON SENSOR: Tom Reilly, left, general manager at Security Supply Inc. in Cranston, and Rick Gentile, a sales representative, display equipment that can detect the vapors created by e-cigarettes. The detectors send email and phone alerts when an alarm goes off. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

R.I. firm offers tool for school to sniff out vaping students

Security Supply Inc. is selling schools a new tool in the timeless cat-and-mouse game with students: stopping them from smoking in bathrooms. Now the...

GoodFella Vapor closes Somerset shop due to sales ban on vaping...

SOMERSET – GoodFella Vapor announced it has closed its shop here due to Gov. Charlie Baker’s ongoing ban on vaping products, The Herald News...
IN THE 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey it was found that 48.9% of Rhode Island high school students said they had vaped before. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGES

RIDOH survey data shows rise of vaping in students

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health released data Thursday that revealed a sharp increase in high school students reporting having vaped. RIDOH found that...

Baker administration estimates vaping ban costing stores up to $8M in...

PROVIDENCE – A three-month ban on retail nicotine and marijuana vaping products in Massachusetts has the potential to cost private businesses $7 million to...

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