‘I want to know that I’m healthy’: Two local students on starting — and quitting — vaping

Although e-cigarettes were allegedly created to help adults give up their smoking habits, they quickly became a starter pack for young people to consume nicotine. With flavors such as watermelon, mango and mint, e-cigarette suppliers have been accused of enticing young people with their product. […]

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Cedar Rapids City Council considering restrictions on smoking in city parks

On Tuesday, the Cedar Rapids City Council will consider taking introducing restrictions smoking in the city’s parks. It would not be a total ban, like the one passed by Iowa City in last year that prohibited the use of smokeless tobacco, smoking or vaping in all city parks.


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City officials move to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces

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E-cigarette users in Iowa City may soon find themselves lumped in with traditional tobacco smokers under new guidelines proposed by the city council. The Iowa City Council passed its first consideration of an ordinance amendment that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces, but not without some trepidation. The council, which voted […]

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