The Latino Enhancement Cooperative at Indiana University is hosting Festival Latino on Saturday October 5th; The Salvation Army’s Annual Harvest Festival Supper and Auction is Saturday October 12th; Earlier this week, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced a comprehensive $15 million Media Preservation and Digitization Initiative; The Monologue “Justice John Paul Stevens Dissents” will be held on October 4th in Bloomington; the Indiana Department of Natural Resources warns that as days shorten, drivers should be extra cautious because their chance of encountering deer on roadways increases significantly; Local weekend sporting events.
E-Cigarettes Under Scrutiny
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and 39 other attorneys general are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to place restrictions on the sale of electronic cigarettes.
In a bipartisan letter, the attorneys general urged the FDA to take all available measures to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products under the Tobacco Control Act. E-cigarettes are battery operated products that heat liquid nicotine, derived from tobacco plants, into a vapor that is inhaled by the user.
Noting the growing use of e-cigarettes, and the growing prevalence of advertising, the letter highlights the need to protect youth from becoming addicted to nicotine through these new products.
Additionally, some marketing claims that these products do not contain the same level of toxins and carcinogens found in traditional cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products.
These claims imply that e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to smoking, when in fact nicotine is highly addictive, the health effects of e-cigarettes have not been adequately studied, and the ingredients are not regulated and may still contain carcinogens. WFHB Correspondent Nash Hott looks into the topic further by speaking with Deputy Director for Consumer Protection at the attorney general’s office Terry Toliver, for today’s WFHB feature report.
VOICES IN THE STREET
our weekly public opinion feature Voices in the Street asks for your thoughts on the government shutdown.
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Yin Yuan, Yvonne Cheng, and Jalisa Ransom
Our feature was produced by Harrison Wagner, with correspondent Nash Hott
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley and Maddie Glen
Our engineer is Sarah Hettrick
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh