Kathy Hutton

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Politicians Across the US Are Pushing Medical Marijuana Smoking Bans -- Here's Why They Are Dead Wrong

State lawmakers are moving ahead with legislative efforts to allow for the limited use of medical ‘cannabis’ while simultaneously forbidding anyone …

Cannabis

This Big Tobacco Merger Would Unite 2 Major E-Cig Brands

Two of the three biggest tobacco companies, Reynolds American and Lorillard, sent shockwaves through the financial world Friday when they announced …

Public Health

Startups and Self-Loathing at the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards

The Valley loves satire. Or does it?<p>There was a moment last night — when comedian T.J. Miller (who had called an Uber co-founder’s girlfriend “bitch” multiple times) was smashing a TechCrunch piñata as a hundred people walked out of his performance — that the Crunchies, and the presenter, seemed …

Silicon Valley

The 2015 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

How Flipboard Found Itself On The Web By Letting Go Of Its Past

Until now, the app has been defined by its slick, magazine-like presentation. But the web wants to be like the web.<p>When Flipboard, the pioneering social-magazine app, first brought a subset of its features to web browsers in July 2013, CEO and cofounder Mike McCue told me that he expected to make a …

Social Media

How The Apple Watch Will Work, As Explained By The People Making The Apps

While Apple hypes up basic features like fitness tracking and voice controls, app makers get into the nitty-gritty details.<p>To get a real sense of how the Apple Watch will work, don’t listen to Tim Cook.<p>In hyping up Apple’s first smartwatch, Cook has taken to pointing out items–like health tracking, …

Smartwatches

Warby Parker Sees the Future of Retail

For building the first great made-on-the-Internet brand.<p>“We’re down to the wire here!” a young woman in flowing floral slacks and a crop top barks in the direction of a sound guy, her voice rising urgently. “The speakers aren’t working.”<p>It’s a lovely early summer evening in Venice, California, the …

Warby Parker

IFTTT’S New “Do” Apps Turn Your Smartphone Into A Do-Anything Remote Control

The clever automation service spins out a trio of tools that can do tricks with everything from your email to your lightbulbs.<p>IFTTT–which stands for “If this, then that”–is a uniquely clever tool for automating an array of third-party apps, services, and Internet-connected gizmos. With IFTTT, you …

Apps

Electronic cigarettes 'could save millions of lives'

<b>Scientists say that if all smokers in the world switched from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, it could save millions of lives.</b><p>In the UK there are currently about 100,000 deaths per year attributable to smoking, worldwide it is estimated to be more than five million.<p>Now researchers are hopeful …

Public Health

Everything You Need to Know About Electronic Cigarettes in One Minute

While electronic cigarettes have become wildly popular, many questions remain unanswered about the legal status and health benefits of these newly …

French doctors voice support for e-cigarettes

Ten French medical professionals have warned against a possible EU parliament move to re-classify "infinitely safer" electronic cigarettes as regulated medical products that would only be available in pharmacies.<p>A group of top French medical professionals on Sunday signed a letter voicing their …

Public Health

E-Cigarettes Just Passed The $1 Billion Sales Mark

This is according to Wells Fargo data cited by V2 Cigarettes, a major online electronic cigarette retailer.<p>Sales in brick and mortar stores are now at $700 million annualized, while online transactions are expected to tick at least $500 million.<p>"When combined with online sales, <b>the industry has now</b> …

Wells Fargo

FINALLY: Electronic Cigarette Is Also a Bluetooth Headset for Your Phone

Who wants to be puffing on an electronic cigarette <i>and</i> holding a cell phone to their head at the same time? What are we? A bunch of …

FDA to begin regulating e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration plans to begin regulating electronic cigarettes for the first time, banning sales to minors and requiring manufacturers to put health warnings on the nicotine-delivering devices that have become a multibillion-dollar industry, according to officials who …

Are E-Cigs Bad For You?

<b>Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine.</b> The liquid that users pour into e-cigarettes typically contains one or both of these ingredients. Propylene glycol is often used in fog machines, where it’s been known to irritate some people’s eyes and airways, says Tobias Schripp, Ph.D., a researcher at …