Cigarettes http://nhpr.org en E-Cigarettes And Smoking http://nhpr.org/post/e-cigarettes-and-smoking <p>There has been a significant increase in the popularity of this alternative to smoking, but health officials are still weighing the positive and negative health effects.&nbsp; Some say “vaping” with e-cigarettes is much healthier than smoking, but others are worried that the addictive qualities of e-smoking are being downplayed or ignored.</p><p><strong>GUESTS: </strong></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 45186 at http://nhpr.org E-Cigarettes And Smoking Hassan Makes Pitch For Raising Cigarette Tax http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-makes-pitch-raising-cigarette-tax <p>Governor Maggie Hassan is looking to raise New Hampshire’s cigarette tax.&nbsp; In her state budget address, she pitched a&nbsp; 30-cent increase as good public health policy.</p><p>“New Hampshire has the highest youth smoking rate in the Northeast, with 19.8 percent of high school students who smoke cigarettes," Hassan said.&nbsp; "Cigarette taxes nationwide have proven to be one of the most effective ways to prevent youth smoking.”</p><p>She also said it will raise $40 million in revenue without compromising cross-border sales.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:13:55 +0000 Amanda Loder 22023 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Makes Pitch For Raising Cigarette Tax Federal Court To Weigh Graphic Cigarette Labels http://nhpr.org/post/federal-court-weigh-graphic-cigarette-labels The question of how far the government can go in forcing a business — in this case cigarette makers — to warn consumers about its product is before a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.<p>The Food and Drug Administration wants <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/06/21/137316580/be-warned-fda-unveils-graphic-cigarette-labels" target="_self">large, graphic warning labels</a> to scare smokers, but tobacco companies say that violates their right to free speech.<p>Diseased lungs, gnarly rotting teeth, even what appears to be the corpse of a smoker are some of the images Tue, 10 Apr 2012 07:38:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 3030 at http://nhpr.org Federal Court To Weigh Graphic Cigarette Labels