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MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW STORM WED. AM THROUGH WED. NIGHT

Low pressure developing off the Southeast coast will quickly move northeast tracking south of New England through Wednesday night as colder air arrives to produce a moderate to heavy snow storm for much of the region.  Snow will develop quickly Wednesday morning and fall heavily at times through the afternoon and evening before tapering off and ending before daybreak on Thursday.  Expect difficult travel conditions with snow packed roads and low visibility through the duration of this storm.  Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page

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Senators warn of carcinogen risk with e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight Senators are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine new research suggesting that some electronic cigarettes can produce dangerous carcinogens similar to those from traditional cigarettes.

The lawmakers want regulators to protect e- cigarette users and those nearby from cancer-causing vapors apparently produced by high-powered nicotine devices, known as tank systems.

Two studies first reported by the New York Times suggest these devices get hot enough to produce toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, a carcinogen also found in cigarettes.

The findings raise new questions about the safety of e- cigarettes, which some experts have promoted as safer alternatives to cigarettes.

Last month the FDA said it would begin regulating the rapidly expanding e-cigarette field. But the FDA's proposal focuses mainly on e-cigarette ingredients, not the resulting vapors.
 
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