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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ramping up efforts to stop high school students from using e-cigarettes.

Proposed Vaping Ban Gets Constitution Panel's Unanimous Backing

Nov 29, 2017
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A ban on vaping in workplaces is one step closer to appearing on the 2018 ballot after a panel of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission unanimously approved the proposal on Tuesday.

Panel Eyes Vaping Restriction, Patient Rights

Nov 27, 2017
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Vaping could be banned in workplaces, and nursing-home and assisted-living facility residents could be guaranteed certain rights --- including the ability to sue without limitations --- as part of a series of health-care related proposals being considered by a Florida panel that has the power to place proposed constitutional amendments on the 2018 ballot.

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Florida’s smoking rate is at an all-time low, and state officials attribute the precipitous drop to aggressive anti-smoking campaigns. But some North Florida counties are struggling to keep pace with statewide success.


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As the use of electronic cigarettes goes up, so do concerns about their safety.

Because users can control the amount of nicotine they’re inhaling, the devices are helping some cigarette smokers kick the habit. But the batteries in these gadgets have been known to explode, resulting in broken bones, serious burns and lawsuits, even here in Florida.