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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California health officer declares e-cigarettes a health threat, urges tobacco-like regulation
Fenit Nirappil, The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be strictly regulated like tobacco products.

A report released Wednesday by the California Department of Public Health says e-cigarettes emit cancer-causing chemicals and get users hooked on nicotine. California Health Officer Ron Chapman says new generations of young people will become nicotine addicts if the products remain largely unregulated.

Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

Mormon leaders call for nationwide measures protecting both gay rights and religious liberties
Brady McCombs And Rachel Zoll, The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon church announced a campaign Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting people who assert their religious beliefs.

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