In case you missed it... the answers to this week's "Ask Liz" Friday during the 5pm show:
- DC: Lottery proceeds go into the District’s general fund, which is used to aid the cities economy through programs such as education, public safety, and housing.
- VA: Lottery proceeds are used for public education for kindergarten through 12th grade...
- MD: Lottery proceeds go to state-funded programs, which support causes such as human services, public safety and education.
What's an e-cigarette and is it safe? The Food and Drug Administration told us:
- Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that are an alternative to regular cigarettes.
- They are designed to deliver the same nicotine found in a normal cigarette in the form of vapor.
- They're normally made to look like a regular cigarette.
- The FDA says that it hasn’t evaluated any e-cigarettes for safety or effectiveness.
- However, it found significant quality issues where some e-cigs delivered higher nicotine levels than others.
- There are also concerns that e-cigarettes can increase nicotine addiction among young people and can lead kids to try other tobacco products.
Why is bubble gum pink? The National Confectioner's Association says:
- Gum is composed of gum base, sugar, oil, and flavors.
- None of these ingredients have any distinct colors in and of themselves.
- Bubble gum inventor Walter Diemer added the pink color to gum. He added it to make gum a fun treat.
- The pink color is also useful because it helps gum manufacturers know if the ingredients are mixed well enough.
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