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  • Wandering Eye: Governments attack e-cigs, of course Ted Cruz likes country, and more

    Wandering Eye: Governments attack e-cigs, of course Ted Cruz likes country, and more
    The governments of the U.S. and California now have advertising campaigns to scare people away from using electronic cigarettes, even though science continues to confirm the vapor released by the battery-powered nicotine-delivery devices contain such a tiny fraction of the harmful constituents found in tobacco smoke that it is no more damaging than ambient air. The governments' public-relations efforts are in line with those of Big Tobacco, which has started, voluntarily, to put warning labels on e-cig products that make them sound as dangerous as traditional cigarettes, perhaps prompting users to just stay with the cancer sticks. Meanwhile, it appears many consumers are shutting out the noise, doing their own research into what the science is showing, and using e-cigs to quit smoking (like I did, nearly a year ago), while hardly any e-cig users are taking up smoking. A new large-scale U.S. survey, which mirrors the results of a Canadian public opinion poll in December, finds that "nearly one-quarter of those who regularly used e-cigaretttes after regularly using traditional cigarettes no longer regularly use traditional cigarettes," while "less than 2 percent of current regular e-cigarette users report transitioning to current regular use of traditional cigarettes." (Van Smith)
  • Annapolis considers tossing the state-run, scandal-plagued Baltimore City Detention Center back into the city's hands

    Annapolis considers tossing the state-run, scandal-plagued Baltimore City Detention Center back into the city's hands
    State Del. John Cluster (R-Baltimore County) and state Sen. Michael Hough (R-Carroll and Frederick counties) have become experts on matters involving the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC), the city’s state-run jail that was ground zero in the...

    Maryland Senate committee supports task-force bill to study giving the state-owned Baltimore City Detention Center back to Baltimore

    Maryland Senate committee supports task-force bill to study giving the state-owned Baltimore City Detention Center back to Baltimore
    No sooner had City Paper's current, yet-to-be-distributed edition gone to press than something critical happened involving one of its stories: The Maryland General Assembly bill that sought to transfer ownership and operation of the Baltimore City...

    Wandering Eye: Brian Frosh's legislative priority, BPD releases a shooting report, and more

    Wandering Eye: Brian Frosh's legislative priority, BPD releases a shooting report, and more
    The Baltimore Police Force Investigation Team has posted its report of a year-ago shooting of an armed robber who was caught while carrying a cash drawer out of a 7-Eleven. Here is the WBAL version of the original story. The officer, a 24-year veteran...

    Wandering Eye: Support for liberalizing the Maryland Public Information Act, recession reforms haven't taken hold, and more

    Wandering Eye: Support for liberalizing the Maryland Public Information Act, recession reforms haven't taken hold, and more
    Journalists, good-government advocates, and lawyers are perhaps the most prolific pliers of the Maryland Public Information Act, which sets the ground rules for public access to government data and information, but Marylanders as a whole support...