FDA Proposes New E-Cigarette Regulations That Ban Sales to Minors

April 29, 2014 by  
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Last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a 241-page proposal that would for the first time impose federal regulations on the use of battery-powered electronic cigarettes — a booming industry that is seen by many as a healthy alternative to conventional cigarettes because vapor is used instead of smoke, which is linked to lung cancer. The rules also cover currently unregulated tobacco products such as cigars, pipe tobacco and hookahs. The regulations would ban sales to minors under 18, and they require producers of cigars and e-cigarettes to register with the FDA and submit ingredients, manufacturing processes and scientific data to the agency. Read the rest of FDA Proposes New E-Cigarette Regulations That Ban Sales to Minors Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: big tobacco , cigarettes , e-cigarettes , electronic cigarettes , fda , Food and Drug Administration , Health , lung cancer , regulations , rules , smoke , vapor

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Unexplained Holes Capable of Swallowing a Human Appear at National Park Sand Dunes

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The Park Service has to close down portions of parks all the time for wide range of reasons, but this is the first time we have heard of one being shut down because it can swallow a person whole. Officials have announced the indefinite closure of a large sand dune near Lake Michigan known as Mount Baldy after mysterious quicksand-like holes began opening up in dune. Last summer one of the holes swallowed a 6-year old boy as he crossed the sand, and though rescuers were luckily able to recover the boy  at this point no one is sure why the holes have appeared or what can be done to stop them. Read the rest of Unexplained Holes Capable of Swallowing a Human Appear at National Park Sand Dunes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Erin Argyilan , erosion , erosion Mount Baldy , Lake Michigan erosion , Lake Michigan national parks , Lake Michigan sand dune holes , manmade soil erosion , Mount Baldy , Mount Baldy closed , Mount Baldy dune , Mount Baldy holes , Mount Baldy Indiana Dunes , Mount Baldy Lake Michigan , Mount Baldy mysterious holes , Mount Baldy park , Mount Baldy quicksand , Mount Baldy sinkholes , National Park Service , sand dunes , soil erosion

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Unexplained Holes Capable of Swallowing a Human Appear at National Park Sand Dunes

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