• Public Health Committee urged to get tougher on e-cigarettes

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Lawmakers on the Public Health Committee were urged Wednesday to pass new and tougher legislation next year to regulate electronic cigarettes and vapor products in Connecticut.

  • Yale researchers find Connecticut may have to rethink e-cigarette policies

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – States that have made it illegal for minors to buy electronic cigarettes, like Connecticut, have seen an uptick in the number of adolescents smoking conventional cigarettes, according to Yale researchers.

  • Things you should (or might wanna) know

    Things you should (or might wanna) know

    NORWALK, Conn. – So much news, so little time. Many times things come across our desk that don’t exactly fit our mission, and don’t demand a full story, but seem like things readers might need to know, or might find curious – or downright amusing. We don’t know yet if this will be a daily…

  • Malloy signals budget changes on horizon

    HARTFORD, Conn. – As budget negotiations continued at the capitol Wednesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told reporters that legislative leaders need to accept “real cuts” and “real tax changes” as the special session to implement the budget approaches.

  • House moves to treat vaping the same as smoking

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The state House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill that, if enacted into law, would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in nearly every place traditional cigarettes are banned in Connecticut. House members voted Thursday 99-46 to pass H.B. 6283, An Act Regulating Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems And Vapor Products, following about…

  • Should e-cigarettes be added to smoking ban?

    HARTFORD, Conn. – A bill that would include electronic cigarettes in the state’s smoking ban is garnering strong support from health advocates but vocal opposition from those who claim the products are key to kicking tobacco-smoking habits. E-cigarettes use batteries to heat liquid that has nicotine in it and produce a vapor that users inhale.…

  • FDA wants to regulate e-cigarettes, state still plans legislative action

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The Food and Drug Administration proposed Thursday to regulate electronic cigarettes. The move would fill a gap in the agency’s oversight which this year has inspired state and federal legislation from Connecticut policymakers. Electronic nicotine delivery systems are not currently regulated by the government and there are no rules prohibiting the sale…