smoking http://wlrn.org en Law Banning E-Cigarette Sales To Minors Goes Into Effect July 1 http://wlrn.org/post/law-banning-e-cigarette-sales-minors-goes-effect-july-1 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">E-cigarettes aren't made with tobacco, but they vaporize a mixture of flavorings -- and nicotine. Because of the nicotine, e-cigarettes are addictive. But until recently, there were no laws in Florida banning their sale to minors.</span></p><p>State Rep. Frank Artiles sponsored a bill to ban e-cigarette sales to people under the age of 18. He says he was inspired to sponsor the bill after witnessing a 12-year old "vaping" an e-cigarette at an amusement park.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:50:48 +0000 Carla Javier 34634 at http://wlrn.org Law Banning E-Cigarette Sales To Minors Goes Into Effect July 1 SCOTUS Chooses Not To Hear Florida Tobacco Case http://wlrn.org/post/scotus-chooses-not-hear-florida-tobacco-case <p></p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen not to rule on a ground-breaking case out of Florida. Pitting Tobacco companies against smokers, this seems to be one strike against the corporations.</p><p>In 2006, the Florida Supreme Court ruled against big tobacco companies in a decision that has come to be known as the Engle Case. Life-long smoker, physician, and Miami-Beach resident Howard Engle was the lead plaintiff.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 02:34:57 +0000 Wilson Sayre 33727 at http://wlrn.org SCOTUS Chooses Not To Hear Florida Tobacco Case E-Cigarette Sales To Minors Now A Crime In Three Broward Cities http://wlrn.org/post/e-cigarette-sales-minors-now-crime-three-broward-cities <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’re under 18 and try to buy a pack of cigarettes in Florida – well, you can’t.</span></p><p>And three Broward County cities have passed laws to ensure the same thing happens with the trendy new electronic alternative to a pack of “smokes.”</p><p>This week, Weston banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.&nbsp; The ordinance makes Weston the third Broward County city to try to regulate the sale of the increasingly popular devices where kids are concerned.&nbsp; Sunrise and Lighthouse Point recently passed similar ordinances.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:55:12 +0000 Christine DiMattei 26901 at http://wlrn.org E-Cigarette Sales To Minors Now A Crime In Three Broward Cities What's With All The Hype And Hope For Electronic Cigarettes? http://wlrn.org/post/whats-all-hype-and-hope-electronic-cigarettes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Jeremy Brock was working an overnight shift stocking shelves at a grocery store when he felt excruciating pain in his chest.</p><p>"I haven't felt anything that painful in my life," he says. "It was really hard to breathe. I couldn't breathe."</p><p>His lung had just collapsed.&nbsp;</p><p>Brock was taken to the hospital and given medication to ease the pain from the puncture in his lung. He says nurses didn’t tell him the cause of the incident but he thought it was likely due to his heavy smoking.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:46:04 +0000 Chloe Herring 26114 at http://wlrn.org What's With All The Hype And Hope For Electronic Cigarettes? Hager's Bill Could Ban Smoking At The Beach http://wlrn.org/post/hagers-bill-could-ban-smoking-beach <p></p><p>A determined Palm Beach County teenager is gaining ground on a big goal -- stopping people from smoking at Florida's beaches and public parks.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:01:00 +0000 Rick Stone 8491 at http://wlrn.org Hager's Bill Could Ban Smoking At The Beach