Government to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes as Tobacco

The FDA wants to regulate electronic cigarettes as drug devices, just as nicotine gum and smoking cessation products are regulated. Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered tubes that turn nicotine-laced liquid into a vapor.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s announcement came after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision that electronic cigarettes are not drugs or devices unless they are marketed for therapeutic purposes.

In 2009, the FDA was given the authority to regulate tobacco products that are not drugs or devices.

Electronic cigarettes, marketed under names such as NJOY, mimic the act of smoking and include nicotine, but do not emit the same type of odor or ash.

Work out, baby on board

For women who exercise daily some mothers choose to continue their exercise routine well into their pregnancy, sometimes even up to their delivery.

It is the opinion of many that it is generally considered safe to continue with exercises like jogging, power-walking, working out at a moderate pace, lifting light weights, aerobic exercise or practicing yoga as these activities can be healthy not just for the mother but for the unborn baby as well.

Babies born to women who exercised during pregnancy were found to have healthier hearts.

Always consult with your physician when planning to embark upon an exercise regime.

“It’s exciting research,” Dr. May said, though it is also preliminary and incomplete. Just how a pregnant woman’s jogging or power-walking remakes her unborn child’s heart remains unknown, she said. Mother and fetus have, after all, completely separate cardiac systems and blood circulations. But certain hormones released during exercise do cross the placenta, Dr. May said, and could be stimulating changes in the developing fetus’s heart.

New Ways to Outsmart Stress

Fighting stress isn’t easy.

Everyday triggers like food , alcohol and caffein can derail the efforts of even the most disciplined individuals.

Developing new healthy habits help you to reduce anxiety without damaging your health.

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