Count Los Angeles as the latest big city to say no to electronic cigarettes.
The City Council there voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban use of the devices, which release vaporized nicotine, in almost all public places, including bars, workplaces and beaches.
Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 3:30 pm
Electronic cigarette makers are getting bold with their advertising, using provocative new print ads and celebrity endorsements on TV. But public health advocates say these images are luring kids to hook them on nicotine.
Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 9:33 am
Ready for a reality check about how many calories you're eating or drinking?
The proposed new nutrition facts panel may help.
The Obama administration Thursday released its proposed tweaks to the iconic black and white panel that we're all accustomed to seeing on food packages.
The most visible change is that calorie counts are bigger and bolder — to give them greater emphasis.
In addition, serving sizes start to reflect the way most of us really eat. Take, for example, ice cream. The current serving size is a half-cup. But who eats that little?
If you're perplexed about how to make healthy choices when you're shopping for food, you're not alone. We've all puzzled over a food label that was confusing and hard to follow.
But some help may be on the way, as I reported on All Things Considered Tuesday.
Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 1:51 pm
Remember those ballot initiatives in California and Washington that aimed to get food companies to label products containing genetically modified ingredients?