Electronic Cigarettes News Archive

NHCL becomes smoke free for active duty staff
DVIDS (press release) - December 31, 2015

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. A new tobacco policy is underway at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for its active duty service members. Effective Jan. 1, the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Instruction 5100.8 prohibits the use of all tobacco products regardless of form - electronic cigarette, smoking and smokeless for all active duty personnel, in uniform or in relax standards, such as scrubs or physical training gear, while on the grounds of Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, its branch clinics and satellite facilities.

Durham bans e-cigarettes on most public property starting Friday
News & Observer - December 31, 2015

DURHAM - Starting on Friday, e-cigarettes will be banned on most public property in the city and rest of Durham County. That includes areas within 100 feet of bus stops, in public parks, enclosed shopping malls, elevators, some sidewalks and city and county property. The county has banned smoking from those areas since 2012, and county commissioners voted in September to expand the rules to include electronic cigarettes, or battery powered nicotine delivery devices.

New Year, new laws
Washington Post - December 31, 2015

In Prince George's County, it is now illegal to smoke electronic cigarettes in public buildings. Higher fines for littering will take effect Tuesday. Anyone caught ...

Smoking and vaping now banned at Saskatoon outdoor public places
CBC.ca - December 31, 2015

Saskatoon's outdoor public places will be smoke-free starting January . 1. The Smoking Bylaw will prohibit smoking and vaping (using e-cigarettes) in outdoor public ...

Penn State study: E-cigarette safety claims going up in smoke
PennLive.com - December 31, 2015

The safety of electronic cigarettes just got a little murkier with the results of a study from Penn State College of Medicine that suggest they carry risks for cell damage and even cancer.

E-cigarettes are being used by more people as a nicotine alternative
WPTV.com - December 31, 2015

Are you considering kicking your smoking habit for the New Year by trying e-cigarettes? Though many former smokers swear by it, some experts are wary. E-cigarettes work by heating a pure liquid called "e-juice" -- composed of flavorings, propylene glycol, glycerin and often nicotine -- until it vaporizes. The resulting vapor is much less offensive to many -- both smokers and non-smokers -- and some studies have shown it helps smokers quit. In fact many e-cigarette users don't call themselves smokers, preferring to use the term "vapers" instead.

Ten Questions for 2016
halfwheel.com - December 31, 2015

They included classifying e-cigarettes and vaping devices as tobacco products, banning smoking at most workplaces, increased tobacco licensing fees, ...

Vaping and e-cigarettes
Irish Times - December 31, 2015

... and perhaps hasn't yet heard of the Move group (Medical Organizations Supporting Vaping and Electronic Cigarettes). He expresses concern that e-cigarettes ...

Should HUD Ban Smoking In Public Housing?
Forbes - December 31, 2015

HUD has proposed to ban smoking in public housing. Is this class-based paternalism as some liberty-lovers would argue? Or is there a case to be made for such a restriction? As it turns out, I discovered the issue is more complicated than I envisioned when I first waded into this thicket. A legitimate case for the ban can be offered on non-paternalistic grounds, but it appears to be far from optimal policy in light of several other rather obvious alternatives available to policymakers. I see no grounds for extending such a ban to e-cigarettes. Now for the details.

Student coalition takes on e-cig issue
Davisclipper - December 30, 2015

I know a few friends personally who have gotten into e-cigs and kind of disappeared, said Cade Hyde, student body president and chairman of the newly ...

Ringing in the new year with new laws
Columbia Daily Herald - December 30, 2015

Similarly, legislation designed to prevent the use of tobacco vapor products by ... Vaping, or smoking electronic cigarettes, has become increasingly popular ... nicotine and adds them to the state's Prevention of Youth Access to Tobacco Act, ...

Los Gatos shorts: New smoking rules impact Redwood store
San Jose Mercury News - December 30, 2015

New smoking ordinance. Effective Jan. 1, Santa Clara County has raised the age to purchase tobacco and electronic smoking devices from 18 to 21.

Health Ministry to ban vaping in designated public areas
Malay Mail Online - December 30, 2015

An existing prohibition on cigarette smoking in designated public areas will soon be extended to vaping, the Health Ministry has said.

Provincial ban on flavoured tobacco begins New Year's Day
CBC.ca - December 30, 2015

The new legislation, aimed at discouraging smoking is coming into effect on New Year's Day. Prohibited products will include flavoured cigars, flavoured papers, menthol cigarettes and flavoured cigarillos.

E-cigarettes said to be 'no better' than regular ones
Irish Examiner - December 30, 2015

E-cigarettes are possibly no better than smoking regular cigarettes and may ... with vapour from a nicotine-based e-cigarette and a nicotine-free variety. ... to the tobacco retailers' licencing legislation will ban sales to minors and ensure all ...

Editorial: Vaping should be regulated, taxed
The Spokesman Review (registration) - December 30, 2015

Vaping, like smoking, should be regulated and taxed. ... anyone younger than 18 years old is excluded, ventilation isolates the store from adjacent businesses ...

EDITORIALLY SPEAKING: Ban use of e-cigs on city property
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - December 29, 2015

Muskogee city councilors should expand its ban on smoking on city property to include a prohibition on electronic cigarettes. An e-cigarette ban was snuffed out ...

Chicago Targets Youth Vaping With New Campaign
CSNews Online - December 29, 2015

City officials launched a new campaign to educate youth about electronic cigarettes and vaping. The public education and social media campaign, "Vaping," debuted citywide this week with a series of digital and outdoor advertisements.

Tobacco age rises to 21 in Santa Clara County
Morgan Hill Times - December 29, 2015

Starting Jan. 1, 2016, Santa Clara County will become the first county in California to raise the age to purchase tobacco and electronic smoking products from 18 to 21. The ordinance, approved by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in June, applies to 17 retailers, markets and convenience stores in unincorporated areas of the county. Five of the affected tobacco retailers are located in South County. Retailers within the city limits of Morgan Hill or any other city in the county are not affected. Ordinance requirements of the county ordinance beginning Jan. 1: ...

University of Alaska Fairbanks to go smoke-free
Juneau Empire (subscription) - December 29, 2015

The new rule prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes, traditional cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookahs and chewing tobacco on campus. The products can't be used ..

Tobacco, e-cig ban starts Thursday at UAF
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - December 29, 2015

FAIRBANKS - The use of all tobacco products and nicotine vaporizers, including electronic cigarettes, will be prohibited at the University of Alaska Fairbanks ...

Changes to Tobacco, Electronic Cigarette Sales Act take effect January . 1
Sackville Tribune Post - December 29, 2015

Legislation banning the sale of all flavoured tobacco, including menthol, will come into effect January . 1 in New Brunswick.

Congress Nixes 'Grandfather Date' Rider
CSPnet.com - December 29, 2015

... America's kids and health over the tobacco industry by rejecting proposals to greatly weaken FDA oversight of electronic cigarettes and cigars, the Campaign ...

E-cigarettes gain Iowa attorney general's support
DesMoinesRegister.com - December 29, 2015

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who is famous for jousting with tobacco companies, is making waves for touting the relative safety of e-cigarettes. Miller put out a strongly worded statement on the issue last week with little fanfare. But his stance has drawn national notice from supporters and detractors of the increasingly popular nicotine-vapor devices.

Tobacco use fueled by e-cigs, hookah remains high among US Hispanics
Hola Arkansas - December 28, 2015

Tobacco use remains a serious problem among Hispanic/Latino adults, with increasing use and acceptance of e-cigarettes and hookah among younger tobacco users living in the United States, according to a study presented at the American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions 2015.

State agency reports one in five W.Va. adults have tried e-cigarettes
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription) - December 28, 2015

Nearly one in five West Virginia adults have tried e-cigarettes, according to the ... Of those, more than 60 percent are current smokers, and more than one-third ...

Spokane considers ban on vaping in public places
The Spokesman Review (registration) - December 28, 2015

The proposal is part of the health districts effort to extend prohibitions on smoking in public places to vaping devices. Anywhere that smoking is forbidden, vaping would be forbidden, too, said Paige McGowan, the health districts coordinator of tobacco, electronic cigarettes and marijuana prevention. That means no vaping in indoor public spaces or at worksites, even for vaping retailers. About a half-dozen Washington counties including King and Snohomish have adopted similar rules, and others are considering them.

Lawsuit Filed Over E-Liquid Regulations in Indiana
93.1 WIBC Indianapolis - December 28, 2015

An Indiana Vaping trade and consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against the state of Indiana for a law that is set to take effect in July of 2016. House Bill 1432 sets several new regulations for the makers of E-liquids, which Hoosiers Vapers, Inc says will hurt Indiana small vaping vendors. Chairman of Hoosier Vapers Evan McMahon points out two specific issues that he says will shut down many of Indiana's small eliquid stores.

Poland will ban selling e-cigarettes to minors
thenews.pl - December 28, 2015

A new anti-tobacco bill, proposed by the Polish Health Ministry, envisions banning sales of e-cigarettes to minors, as well as restrictions in advertising.

Study: E-Cigarette Advertising Does Not Increase Appeal Of Tobacco to Children
Daily Caller - December 28, 2015

E-cigarette advertising appears to have no impact on increasing the appeal of regular cigarettes to children, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge.

Boston shift may light a fire under changes to Worcester smoking regs
Worcester Sun (subscription) - December 27, 2015

17 to change the minimum age to purchase cigarettes in Boston from 18 to 21. ... Although cigarette use among high school students in Boston is half the national ... to increase the age due to increased use of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco.

Five Scottish health boards review e-cigarette policy
BBC News - December 25, 2015

"Creating a smoke-free environment is an important part of helping people to stop smoking and as part of an ongoing local review process we will look again at ...

Feds Asked To Investigate E-Cig Companies For Kid-Focused Advertising
Gothamist - December 25, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission is taking public comments on a proposed study of the e-cigarette industry, and Comptroller Scott Stringer wants the agency to look into e-cig makers marketing their noxious wares to kids. In his testimony to the commission, the Daily News reports, Stringer said the new crop of nicotine delivery devices is using the old, now-banned tricks of the tobacco industry to get the populace hooked young.

 

Scottish hospital board reverses vaping ban, now welcomes e-cigs
ECigIntelligence - December 23, 2015

Scottish hospital board reverses vaping ban, now welcomes e-cigs ... is unusual in that healthcare facilities are often among the first candidates for vaping bans. ... services should support those choosing to quit smoking by using e-cigarettes…

Penang vapers urged to only vape in designated smoking areas
The Sun Daily - December 23, 2015

"They can vape in designated smoking areas," he told a press conference yesterday. The activity is under scrutiny after Johor and Kedah ban the sale of such ...

EXCLUSIVE: Electronic cigarette ads 'explicitly' target kids, NYC ...
New York Daily News - December 23, 2015

It's illegal in most of the country to sell e-cigarettes to kids under 18. In New York City, the age for both regular smokes and the electronic vapor devices is 21.

City Seeking To Reduce Use Of E-Cigarettes
CBS Local - December 23, 2015

This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking an "Blu" e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National ...

New state laws in effect
Avery Journal - December 23, 2015

This law regulates the packaging and sale of liquids used in electronic cigarettes. Packaging must now be child resistant and clearly state that the product ...

NEW YEAR, NO VAPING IN PUBLIC PLACES
Tacoma Weekly - December 23, 2015

Beginning Jan. 1, it will be illegal for people to use e-cigarettes or to vape in any public place or place of employment, consistent with the Washington state ...

Senators Ask FTC to Investigate Liquid Nicotine Retailers for Unfair or Deceptive Practices
US Senator Edward J. Markey (D) - December 22, 2015

"We must not tolerate the marketing of a harmful chemical to teenagers and children, especially under the imprimatur of recognizable brands - an advertising activity plainly undertaken to create a new generation of nicotine-addicted smokers or 'vapers.'

No federal vape ban for now despite fatwa, deputy health minister says
Malay Mail Online - December 22, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 22 ? Putrajaya will not impose a ban on vaping just yet despite ... The National Fatwa Council ruled yesterday that smoking electronic ...

Glenn Heights Council names five to Zoning Commission
Focusdailynews - December 22, 2015

A public hearing was heard in regard to a Special Use Permit for the Sonic Drive In ... The ongoing discussion regarding e-cigarettes, liquid nicotine and public ...

Vaping Brand Gives Away 10000 E-Cigs
Bdaily - December 22, 2015

Not yet 24 hours after a new UK-wide marketing promotion for E-cigarette brand VIP kicked off and the firm has given away 10,000 vaping starter kits.

GOP Congressman Defends Right to Vape
Washington Free Beacon - December 22, 2015

"On occasion, I might even smoke a real cigarette." "Through my military career ... As a result, 99 percent of vaping products could be banned. "E-cigarettes are a ...

E-Cigarette Regulation Still In Question As FDA Passes The Buck
Blasting News - December 22, 2015

Health organizations like the American Lung Association and Tobacco Free Kids say they're bad without having done any research. The sales of cigarettes have ...

Vapor smoking devices feeling heat
Arizona Daily Sun - December 22, 2015

In 2011 the board of supervisors added e-cigarettes to that smoking ban. ... Guadalupe -- have public smoking bans that include vapor devices, Koenker said.

More kids using illegal drugs in hookahs, e-cigs
wflx - December 22, 2015

School Resource Officers (SROs) say they now are encountering more kids slipping dangerous drugs into hookahs, hookah pens and e-cigarettes than ever ...

Twin Council Adds Vaping to Park Smoking Regs
Twin Falls Times-News - December 22, 2015

City rules ban smoking - and now vaping - within 50 feet of bleachers, playground equipment, and picnic shelters and tables. The City Council approved the ...

Norwell: Potential Tobacco Sales Restrictions in Town (Audio Report)
95.9 WATD-FM (blog) - December 22, 2015

In Norwell, the issue of tobacco products on sale - especially e-cigarettes - came before the Norwell Board of Health on Monday. WATD's Bob Gohl spoke ...

E-cigarette liquid poisoning rises in Harris County children ($$)
Houston (TX) Chronicle - December 21, 2015

Colorful liquids could be fatal to children, adults if they are ingested, physician says…

Banning vape or e-cigarettes a religious issue, says Jainab
Borneo Post (my) - December 21, 2015

Leave the issue on the banning of vape or e-cigarette in the state to the Sabah Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JHEAINS), said Community Development and Consumer Affairs minister, Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid....said the issue is a religious one and the…

HUD, please don't ban e-cigarettes in public housing
American Enterprise Institute - December 21, 2015

We write to comment on the proposed regulation on smoke-free public housing, 80 Federal Register 71762 (November 17, 2015). Although we support the ...

GOP lawmaker: E-cigs could 'very well save my life'
The Hill - December 21, 2015

defended his use of electronic cigarettes Monday, saying they could "very well ... "E-cigarettes are a suitable alternative to cigarettes, and they could very well ...

E-Cigs' Inconvenient Truth: It's Much Safer to Vape
RollingStone.com - December 21, 2015

In applying the same tactics used to demonize tobacco, are anti-smoking ..... fighting tobacco companies: testifying against them in court, pushing for smoking bans in bars ... Plenty of the guidelines-like banning sales to minors and requiring ...

Downtown Littleton to restrict outdoor smoking (Video)
Denver Business Journal - December 21, 2015

...-cigarettes, vape pens and similar devices Smoking will still be allowed on rooftop patios, back patios and parking lots as long as the owner gives permission. ...

Would an e-cigarette tax discourage 'vaping'?
Business First of Louisville - December 21, 2015

A lawmaker from Louisville is hoping a tax would discourage Kentucky residents from using electronic cigarettes. State Rep. Larry Clark, a Democrat, has proposed a bill that would tax e-cigarette equipment as well as liquid nicotine, WFPL-FM reports.

Crook County Library joins others in banning smoking, vaping ...
Bend Bulletin - December 21, 2015

Starting early next month, Crook County Library will prohibit all smoking, vaping and tobacco use on its property, joining other groups preparing ...

County considers partial ban on e-cigarettes indoors
Napa Valley Register - December 20, 2015

The Napa County Board of Supervisors wants to add vaping to laws that already ban indoor smoking in certain places. It unanimously declared on Tuesday its ...

Tobacco 21: One year later, city has issued no citations
Columbia Tribune - December 20, 2015

Young Boone County smokers say Columbia's "Tobacco 21" regulations have had a minimal effect on their smoking habits. Last December, the Columbia City Council passed regulations restricting tobacco and e-cigarette sales to people who are 21 or older. ...

E-Cigarette Ban Being Planned in Oklahoma; Representative Believes it's 'More Dangerous Than Secondhand Smoke'
Latinos Health - December 20, 2015

The leaders come up to the said decision after a representative from the Muskogee Wellness Initiative made an impassioned plea to restrict the use of the said products which he believes is "more dangerous than second-hand smoke." Dr. James Baker was join...

Muskogee Daily Phoenix City to consider ban of e-cigarettes on city property
Muskogeephoenix.com - December 20, 2015

Muskogee's elected leaders plan to revisit in January a proposal to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products on city property, an issue roundly rejected nine months ago as "overkill." The decision was made after a representative from ...

Baxter City Council: Eyes limits on e-cigs
Brainerd Daily Dispatch - December 18, 2015

BAXTER-Electronic cigarettes could be limited in the same way as their traditional counterparts in Baxter. Recently, during the council's last regular meeting ...

House passes PSS loan measure
Marianas Variety - December 18, 2015

... Senate Bill 19-23 which prohibits electronic cigarettes where smoking is prohibited, regulates electronic cigarettes and prohibits minors who are under the age ...

Health board to allow e-cigs in on its grounds
Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra - December 18, 2015

Health bosses in Glasgow have agreed to allow the use of e-cigarettes in designated areas within hospital grounds... It is clear from research carried out by Public Health England, ourselves and others that e-cigarettes do have their place in the fight against tobacco and are ...

Group to file injunctions against vape ban in Johor, Kelantan
The Malaysian Insider - December 18, 2015

Johor became the first state to ban the sale of e-cigarettes, to take effect January 1. Kelantan, meanwhile, instructed vape retailers in the state to wrap up their ...

Kuala Lumpur to ban vaping
The Edge Markets - December 18, 2015

Ibrahim Yussof, director of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) licensing and petty ... Johor authorities have banned the sale of e-cigarettes after Sultan Ibrahim ...

Is it yea or nay to vaping?
Free Malaysia Today - December 18, 2015

That may be the question playing in the minds of many Malaysians right now, especially those who have switched from tobacco to electronic cigarettes. On one ...

Vaping ban put on the back burner...for now
NorthernLife.ca - December 18, 2015

Vaping or smoking an e-cigarette was in the crosshairs and there was a plan in place to ban the activity in public spaces, starting Jan. 1, 2016. That ban has been delayed for the time being, though the province is still moving forward on making the purchase of electronic cigarettes illegal for minors.

Teens with fewer mental health issues turn to e-cigarettes
USC News - December 18, 2015

Teenagers with moderate mental health problems who may not have considered smoking conventional cigarettes are turning to electronic cigarettes, a new ...

Vaping by minors prohibited by new Muskegon County ordinance
MLive.com - December 18, 2015

MUSKEGON, MI Vapor products remain legal for teens in much of Michigan -- but not in Muskegon County, not anymore. Muskegon County Board of Commissioners gave final approval last week to an ordinance prohibiting minors from possessing any vapor or tobacco product. The ordinance also prohibits a person from selling any vapor or tobacco product to minors.

Steele County Board discusses possible changes to tobacco, e-cigarette use in county
Southernminn.com - December 18, 2015

Steele County Board discusses possible changes to tobacco, e-cigarette use in county ... But now that e-cigarettes are on the radar, Nyquist said ClearWay MN is ... to the sale, possession and use of tobacco, hasn't been updated since 2004. ... Other proposed changes not directly pertaining to youth included prohibiting ...

Council approves a couple of employee handbook provisions
Daily Dunklin Democrat - December 18, 2015

The question from Councilman Noble Shaver was whether or not the council wanted to add smokeless tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to the ...

Point of View: Oklahoma's vaping, public health voices should ...
NewsOK.com - December 18, 2015

Quitting of combustible tobacco is essential when switching to e-cigarettes. ... E-cigarette marketing should not be attractive to youth or promote a norm that ... preventing youth access and ensuring the quality and ingredients of e-liquid.

Local vape shop owner fights to save e-cig industry [VIDEO]
KFDA - December 18, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to regulate electronic cigarettes just like tobacco products. According to Lucky Ruckus Vape Shop owner Frank ...

Restaurant Report: E-cigarette on prep table
WWBT NBC12 News - December 18, 2015

Electronic cigarettes are meant to be safer for your health than tobacco cigarettes, but the health department says they're still not allowed where food is being prepared in a restaurant. That was one of the violations that's now been fixed at a popular grill.

Vaping increases among high-schoolers
Amarillo.com - December 17, 2015

On the heels of legislation that has made selling we-cigarettes to minors illegal, Tobacco Free Amarillo is trying to draw attention to the increase in vaping among high-schoolers and its negative health effects. We've seen an increase in the usage of e-cigarettes or vaping, and we feel the need to address for the community that it's not a safe alternative to smoking, ...

Debates About E-Cigarettes Continue [VIDEO]
MyHighPlains - December 17, 2015

Since e-cigarettes were first introduced, it was a common belief among those who used them that they were a safer alternative to standard cigarettes. "Public Health England just recently, within the last month and a half, have released a medical study where they have published the fact that they've determined that vapor products are at least 95-percent less harmful than tobacco," said Frank Blankenship, co-owner of Lucky Ruckus Vape Shop...

County bans vaping, stops short of smoke-free campus
Ocean City Today - December 17, 2015

Despite objections from Emergency Services Director Fred Webster, the Worcester County Commissioners voted Tuesday to end in-house vaping at county facilities, but stopped short of banning nicotine consumption outright at the Government Center, courthouse and States Attorneys office. County employees may still smoke in vehicles, so long as only one person is occupying the vehicle at the time.

Dingell urges FDA to finalize e-cigarette rule after roadblock averted ...
Southgate News Herald - December 17, 2015

Following numerous reports of injuries caused by defective e-cigarettes, Dingell wrote a letter last August to FDA Acting Commissioner Stephen Ostroff urging ...

Provision founders in House
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal - December 17, 2015

FDA spokesman Michael Felberbaum referred comment about the omnibus bill to the federal Office of Management and Budget. "The final (deeming regulations) rule was submitted to OMB on Oct. 19," Felberbaum said. "OMB is required to review all significant r

E-cigarette Market in the US 2015-2019 - Projected to Grow at a CAGR of Around 33%
PR Newswire - December 17, 2015

Vaping research mounts
Simcoe.com - December 17, 2015

... alternative to tobacco and a bridge to reducing tobacco consumption or even quitting. ... in 39 of 51 flavoured e-cigarette liquid samples tested, including menthol. ... As for the usefulness of e-cigarettes in helping smokers quit, a University of ...

EHT approves smoking ban
Press of Atlantic City - December 17, 2015

The ordinance bans cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic smoking devices ... Municipalities are in charge of creating ordinances banning smoking at parks, after Gov. ... Under the vetoed measure, smoking would have been banned at parks and ...

New Year: No vaping in public places
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald - December 17, 2015

For retailers who plan to allow sampling, new ventilation standards and other ... The new regulations bring the e-cigarette use in line with the state Smoking in ...

Editorial: Time to take a look at impact of vaping
Daily Record - December 16, 2015

There are people who use vape pens to quit smoking. The nicotine level in ... From that perspective there is a public health benefit to vaping.

Study: More students are using e-cigarettes instead of smoking ...
WAAY - December 16, 2015

Vazquez and Amiri believe there could be serious long-term health effects from "vaping" and both discourage usage among current non-smokers. Dr. Amiri ...

Sen. Jeff Merkley Applauded for Protecting Kids from Tobacco
PR Newswire - December 16, 2015

led the fight to defeat a proposal that would have greatly weakened FDA oversight of electronic cigarettes and cigars, including many candy and fruit-flavored products that have been introduced in recent years and been popular with kids. The House Appropr…

Ontario delaying ban on using e-cigarettes in public
CBC News (ca) - December 16, 2015

Damerla said her government would proceed with a ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors beginning January 1, "but we will not be proceeding with the piece around where you can and cannot use electronic cigarettes." Damerla said the government …

Tobacco Smoking and E-cigarettes - 2015
Australian Medical Association (au) - December 16, 2015

The AMA has significant concerns about e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes and the related products should only be available to those people aged 18 years and over and the marketing and advertising of e-cigarettes should be subject to the same restrictions …

Survey: Teens still intrigued by e-cigarettes
USA Today - December 16, 2015

Cigarette use among teens hit an all-time low, but their fascination with e-cigarettes remains strong, a national survey of nearly 45,000 youth found. The students surveyed favored e-cigarettes, which heat liquid into a vapor that can be inhaled, over t

Most youth use ecigarettes for novelty, flavors-not to quit smoking (PDF)
Monitoring the Future - December 16, 2015

more than half of all students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades who used vaporizers such as e-cigarettes report that a primary reason for use was curiosity to see what they were like. About 40 percent said that they used them because they tasted good. Far fe

Traditional cigarette smoking down again for youths; e-cig experimentation up
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal - December 16, 2015

A second national report on teen smoking patterns shows traditional cigarette smoking dropping to an historic low, while researchers expressed concern that electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity for experimentation.

Thinking Critically - Vaping: the new face of addiction
Yorkton This Week (press release) - December 16, 2015

Smoking the finest of the finest became a status symbol for the rich. ... It is a workaround for getting a nicotine fix where people can no longer smoke, like in public ... Soon, we will find out second-hand vaping is a problem for non-vapers.

Popcorn Lung Class Action Lawsuit
Schmidt Firm, PLLC - December 16, 2015

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting vaping induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with "Popcorn Lung," you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form ...

E-Cigarette Explosions Causing Burns & Other Injuries
The Legal Examiner - December 16, 2015

...more and more studies are showing that E-cigarettes and vaporizers are not safe alternatives to regular cigarettes. And now, the devices themselves are proving to be potentially dangerous. A Colorado man, 29, suffered serious injuries after an electronic...

Buyer Beware: Another E-Cigarette Explodes, Causing Fire
National Law Review - December 16, 2015

Unfortunately for a man from North Bay, Alabama, the fire started after he attempted to smoke his e-cigarette. Reports indicate that while the man was using the e-cigarette, it exploded in his mouth and the resulting debris from the lithium battery landed

Study: Vape Shops Average $300000 Annual Sales
CSPnet.com - December 16, 2015

The 2015 Vape Shop Index, released by ECigIntelligence, Roebling Research, E-Cigarette Forum and the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), ...

Pitt smoking ban would be a breath of fresh air
The Almanac - December 16, 2015

... And, if it goes through, the University of Pittsburgh will become the largest university in the state to ban smoking campus-wide. ... If Pitt passes the ban – which could take some time, as proper steps need to be taken – it will join at least 1,620 other colleges and universities in the country, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. It’s worth nothing that 769 of those schools also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes. ...

Debate over e-cigarettes; helpful tool or harmful product?
St George News - December 16, 2015

ST. GEORGE — E-cigarettes have been in the news quite a bit lately, with reports from multiple sources claiming both positive and negative aspects. The popular nicotine delivery systems, long touted as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, have become a polarizing subject, with proponents and opponents alike pointing to studies in favor of — or against — the product. ...

BENTLEY: E-Cigarette Industry Faces Prohibition After Crucial Rider Fails To Make Omnibus Spending Bill
Washington DC Examiner - December 15, 2015

A policy rider that could've saved 99 percent of the e-cigarette of from de facto prohibition failed to make it into the House's omnibus spending bill released Tuesday night. The rider would've changed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) rules requ...

Senate Passes Ayotte Bill to Child-Proof Liquid Nicotine Containers
US Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) - December 15, 2015

The Senate has unanimously passed the bipartisan Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 (S. 142), which U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte helped introduce along with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL). The bill would require that liquid nicotine containers be...

Singapore bans e-cigarette, smokeless cigars-like emerging ...
IBNLive - December 15, 2015

Singapore: In a pre-emptive measure to protect public health, Singapore has banned emerging tobacco products like e-cigarettes, smokeless cigars and ...

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde lifts e-cigarettes ban
BBC Online - December 15, 2015

Scotland's largest health board is to allow the use of electronic cigarettes within its hospital grounds. Tobacco smoking was banned in all health grounds in Scotland in April, but health boards were given discretion over the use of vaping devices. NHS

Will 2016 be the year that the high street vape shop runs out of puff?
The Economic Voice (uk) - December 15, 2015

The 8,000 vaping shops on the British high street may vanish - in a puff of vapour - just as suddenly as they appeared. A little-known piece of EU legislation, the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), will regulate the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes …

Opinion Journal: Save E-Cigarettes!
Wall Street Journal - December 15, 2015

American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Sally Satel on the benefits of vaping and why Congress may protect the industry from burdensome regulation.

E-Cigarettes has no different [sic] from a normal cigarettes
Daily Star Gazette - December 15, 2015

Reports of high levels of a potentially deadly chemical in e-cigarettes have been greatly exaggerated and are part of a trend toward the demonization of vaping, ...

What Are You Inhaling with E-Cigarette?
The National Law Review - December 15, 2015

They want us to believe that their e-cigarettes do not contain any of the toxins found in traditional cigarettes. They want us to believe that this is the better ...

816 Vapor Room facing a temporarily cloudy future
Pitch Weekly - December 15, 2015

The new article XVII added to Chapter 34, Code of Ordinances - passed by the ... products in much the same way that Kansas City regulates cigarette smoking.

The Source: Should San Antonio Ban E-Cigs In Public?
Texas Public Radio - December 15, 2015

In 2011, San Antonio banned smoking cigarettes in public places. However, the ordinance did not specifically include e-cigarettes as a tobacco product. ...

Proposed 40 percent tax increase on vapor products
PA home page - December 14, 2015

Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County - The Pennsylvania General Assembly is considering raising the sales tax on products of e-cigarettes dramatically in next ...

Vaping isn't a totally safe alternative
Jackson Clarion Ledger - December 14, 2015

Q: I quit smoking cigarettes about two years ago and started vaping nicotine ... So put down the vape and try a smoking-cessation program that ...

Protect Kids' Health - Reject Dangerous Policy Riders
Huffington Post - December 14, 2015

... tobacco products on the market, including candy-flavored cigars, e-cigarettes ... that e-cigarette use by youth tripled in one year and that e-cigarettes are now ...

Do E-Cigarettes Really Not Have Any Secondhand Effects? 3 Common Myths, Busted
Yahoo! Health - December 14, 2015

Myth: E-cigarettes are completely safe. Fact: E-cigarettes are less toxic... As for your health, e-cigarettes are better than smoking, but that's a pretty low bar. The best thing for you and those around you is to kick nicotine for good.

Council approves e-cigarettes in vaping shops, tobacco use in indigenous ceremonies
CBC News (ca) - December 14, 2015

City council has approved two exemptions to Saskatoon's smoking bylaw. Last month, council asked administration to amend the city's rules for vaping shops and the use of tobacco in traditional indigenous ceremonies.

MOH bans e-cigarettes, other emerging tobacco products
Singapore Business Review - December 14, 2015

Beginning 15 December 2015, emerging tobacco products currently unavailable in Singapore will be banned, according to a media release by the Ministry of ...

Ginebra team governor Chua reprimanded for vaping
ABS CBN News - December 14, 2015

MANILA, Philippine Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner Chito Narvasa has reprimanded Ginebra team governor Alfrancis Chua after the ...

Oman bans sale, trade of e-cigarettes, e-sheesha
Muscat Daily - December 14, 2015

Oman has banned the sale and trade of electronic cigarettes and sheesha with effect from December 2.

Dutch Ban Vaping For Under 18s, Say More Harmful Than Thought
malaysiandigest.com - December 14, 2015

Electronic cigarettes and water pipes will be banned in the Netherlands for children under 18 from next year, the government said, after finding that the devices were more damaging to health than expected.

Week ahead: Rider fight awaits spending bill's release
The Hill - December 14, 2015

... hoping the bill will include language that changes the grandfather date in the Food and Drug Administration's new rules for cigars and electronic cigarettes.

Here comes 2016: The top policy fights to watch
Washington Examiner - December 14, 2015

... agency plans to release long-awaited regulations for e-cigarettes including a ban on sales to minors and consumer testing for a variety of e-cigarette products.

Senate Passes Bill Requiring Child-Proof Bottles Of Liquid Nicotine
Health News Florida - December 14, 2015

The U.S. Senate has passed legislation requiring child-proof liquid nicotine bottles. Calls to poison control centers involving children and liquid nicotine are on the rise. Liquid nicotine for e-cigarettes come in bright colors and kid-attracting flavors like peppermint and gummy bear. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson sponsored the legislation requiring liquid nicotine to be sold in child-resistant packaging ...

Vapers suggest change in policy
The Valley Vanguard - December 14, 2015

The use of vaporizers (the act referred to as vaping) has become a much more prevalent practice among college students. However, the act of vaping is not allowed on SVSU's campus a policy that has ... Saginaw Valley State University recognizes free choice in the matter of smoking, the policy reads. However, it recognizes a more fundamental right of the majority population of non-smokers to breathe clean air. Regardless of the Universitys already-established stance, the argument behind the allowance of vaping on campus stems primarily from the vapor being omitted.

Fletcher: Mich. reps must help protect kids' health
Lansing State Journal - December 14, 2015

... including cigars, hookah, and e-cigarettes, are currently not regulated. This rider would perpetuate this probl...

Study shows more research needed into e-cigarettes ($$)
Yuma Sun - December 13, 2015

According to a Harvard study, the chemical flavoring diacetyl has been found in more than 75 percent of flavored electronic cigarettes and refill liquids. This is problematic, because diacetyl has been linked to a debilitating respiratory illness, bronchiolitis obliterans, otherwise known as popcorn lung.

Electronic Nicotine Use Rises, Especially Among Smokers
MedicalResearch.com - December 13, 2015

Electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) use has increased rapidly in the U.S. in recent years. The availability and use of ENDS raise new issues for public health practice and tobacco regulation, as it is unknown whether patterns of ENDS use enhance, deter, or have no impact on combustible tobacco product use. This study assessed past-month, lifetime, and frequency of ENDS use among current, former, and never adult cigarette smokers. In 2014, lifetime and past-month ENDS use continued to be more prevalent among current than former or never cigarette smokers and almost half of current and former cigarette smokers who ever used ENDS used them for more than 10 days, suggesting a critica ...

Chemicals in Flavored E-Cigarettes Tied To 'Popcorn Lung' Disease
Newsweek - December 12, 2015

The next hit off your flavored electronic cigarette will likely come with a dose of a flavoring compound suspected of causing respiratory problems, according to new research published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Are Electronic Cigarettes Safer Than Regular Cigarettes? Vaping vs Cigarette Comparison
Gazette Review - December 12, 2015

This seems to be the question on everyones mind. Surely, a replacement for smoking that might be much healthier and actually deliver benefits? It sounds too good to be true! Alas, however; Vaping is, without a doubt, much much healthier than smoking cigarettes. However, due to a recent study (if it even meets the academic criteria to be considered a study?), there is a recent scare about popcorn lung due to trace amounts of a substance known as dialectyl in electronic cigarette juice.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy not that safe, says new study
Daily News & Analysis - December 12, 2015

A new study published in the Journal of Health Psychology last week states that Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is not as safe as one would imagine. The therapy is used in tobacco cessation programme as an effective adjunct in management of withdrawal symptoms.

Dutch ban vaping for under 18s, say more harmful than thought
Channel News Asia - December 11, 2015

Dutch ban vaping for under 18s, say more harmful than thought ... THE HAGUE: Electronic cigarettes and water pipes will be banned in the ... is growing fast around the world as conventional smoking declines in response to massive public ...

Quebec e-cigarette vendors frustrated by reality of new anti-tobacco ...
CBC.ca - December 11, 2015

Quebec cracks down on e-cigarettes, bans patio smoking · Quebec ... came in with stricter tobacco regulations banning both smoking and vaping on terrasses. ... as more limits on advertising tobacco products and a ban on flavoured tobacco. …

Senate approves bill requiring child-proof caps on liquid nicotine ...
KFVS - December 11, 2015

Liquid nicotine, sold in concentrated form for use in e-cigarettes, often comes in brightly-colored, easy-to-open vials with enticing flavors such as Fruity Loops, ...

What's Inside E-Cigarette Juice: Alcohol, More Alcohol, and Lots of ...
WIRED - December 11, 2015

The end of the year brings out our best intentions to reboot. If you're a cigarette smoker, this probably means that you're recycling last year's resolution to quit.

Journal Times editorial: E-cigarettes under a cloud
Journal Times - December 11, 2015

In sum, at least one of the three chemicals was found in 47 of the 51 flavors tested. ... to 13.4 percent in 2014, according to the National Youth Tobacco Survey. That marked the first time that e-cigarette use surpassed regular cigarettes - and ...

New e-cig study reveals crisis in journalism
Blasting News? - December 11, 2015

After all, a new study from Harvard University links e-cigarette vapor to a serious lung ...

Iowa State University Enacts New Policy to Prohibit E-Cigarettes on ...
The National Law Review - December 11, 2015

Iowa State University recently adopted this measure for their smoke-free campus. Previously, only cigarettes had been banned; however, the university recently ...

Marion to Prohibit E-Cig Use in Public
Wanderer - December 11, 2015

The Marion Board of Health has drafted new regulations that would ban the use ... the Commonwealth's minimum of banning smoking and vaping in workplaces.

My View - Royal decree to ban vaping?
The Sun Daily - December 10, 2015

In other words, there is no way that we can seriously contemplate banning ... our neighbours in terms of curbing the deadly habit of smoking as though we are ...

Republicans Are Trying to Sneak an E-Cigarette Exemption Past the ...
WIRED - December 10, 2015

Are heavy smokers switching to e-cigarettes, which is a net positive? ... I don't want a ban, but I do want the FDA to be able to check the quality of the e-cig liquids, so no one gets ... Banning e-cigarettes isn't the solution. ... I don't think they should be banned but i also don't think they should be given carte blanche. its the ...

Electronic cigarette sales continue volume decline
Winston-Salem Journal - December 10, 2015

Declines in electronic cigarettes sales continued during November, as heightened promotional activity failed to generate higher consumer interest, according to the latest industry data from Nielsen. Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog's monthly

E-Cigarettes and Exploding Nicotine Dependent Population
The National Law Review - December 10, 2015

A recent survey in New York indicated that 10.5% of high school students use e-cigarettes, and 12.7% of individuals between the ages of 18-24 use them. This is ...

E-cigarettes still expose users to free radicals, study finds
Yahoo News Canada (blog) - December 10, 2015

E-cigarettes are growing in popularity by the day. ... E-cigarettes don't pose the same threat as traditional cigarettes, but that doesn't mean they are safe.

Opinion: A Look at 2015 FDA Regulatory Actions
CSPnet.com - December 10, 2015

For e-cigarettes and other tobacco products that were not on the market as of Feb. ... all deemed tobacco products, all cigarette tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco, ... whether additional regulations should be considered for menthol cigarettes.

'Vaping' has positives, unknowns
Canton Daily Ledger - December 10, 2015

According to Chantel Hoerr, those trying to quit smoking start out with e-liquids ... For Debbie Watson of Canton, vaping was the only way she could quit smoking. ... Two other regulations were proposed and also almost passed: banning all ... Currently, the use of e-cigarettes is banned in schools and state-funded facilities.

Editorial: City Council made right choice in banning e-cigs
Iowa State Daily - December 10, 2015

The City Council vote came just one month after Iowa State's Professional and Scientific Council voted to support the inclusion of e-cigs in the Smoke-Free ...

Ban on vaping in public proposed
Daily Record-News - December 10, 2015

The rule would be similar to the ban on smoking traditional cigarettes in public. ... state to be smoke-free, including restaurants, bars and non-tribal casinos.

Health Department passes e-cig rules, creating uncertain future for ...
Milton Edgewood Signal - December 10, 2015

"During the 10-year anniversary of our state's Smoking in Public Places law, the ... to sample vape flavors if certified ventilation systems have been installed.

Flavored E-Cigarettes May Be Worse for You Than Nicotine
Mother Jones Magazine - December 9, 2015

No, these are not excerpts from the dessert menu at a fancy hotel. They're some of the latest offerings from the makers of vape pens and e-cigarettes-which are the same thing, more or less. As e-cigs gain traction (sales are expected to soar seventeenfol…

HUNTER: Don't stifle vaping
The Hill - December 9, 2015

Yes, I vape. On occasion, I might even smoke a real cigarette. ...there's no other motive behind the FDA's date than to deny Americans a product that is becoming a suitable replacement to cigarettes. If the FDA won't change the proposed grandfather da

Deeming Update: The Fight Continues
CSPnet.com - December 9, 2015

E-vapor manufacturers and advocates, including the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) and Bill Godshall of Smokefree Pennsylvania, have ...

E-cigarettes contain flavouring chemical linked to deadly 'popcorn lung'
Electronic Telegraph (uk) - December 9, 2015

Vapers could be at risk of developing the deadly disease 'popcorn lung' after scientists found a toxic chemical in 75 per cent of flavoured electronic cigarettes. Diacetyl, a chemical which is used as a butter substitute in flavours like Cotton Candy and

Here are five diseases linked to chemicals in e-cigarettes, you big ...
Death and Taxes - December 9, 2015

Tuesday I wrote a barely-article titled "Those cool e-cigs you're vaping will prob give you lung disease," about a chemical included in many e-cigarettes that can ...

Worcester health board to revisit ways to keep tobacco from minors
Worcester Telegram - December 9, 2015

The other would have restricted the sale of flavored tobacco products to smoking ... and non-regulated nicotine delivery produces, such as electronic cigarettes.

New study released about electronic cigarettes raises concerns
WLNS - December 9, 2015

The Ingham County Health Department has already taken action concerning e cigs by prohibiting the sale of the electronic cigarettes to minors, starting January ...

Law bans vaporizers, e-cigarettes in public buildings
East Oregonian (subscription) - December 8, 2015

There are several exceptions to the rule: smoking indoors is allowed at ... it would be a "logistical nightmare" to ban tobacco in buildings but not e-cigarettes. ... She said banning vaporizers and e-cigarettes indoors is another tool the state and ...

Vaping Becomes a Problem in North Platte Public Schools
knopnews2 - December 8, 2015

"The high school is a smoke free zone its a drug free zone and were talking about our future children the people that will be running our country someday and to ...

Council directs staff to draft e-cig regulations
Ames Tribune - December 8, 2015

The action prohibits the use of these products in the same places as tobacco is prohibited under the Smokefree Air Act. They also added a restriction for public ...

Climb down on proposed e-cigarette public place ban
BBC News - December 8, 2015

The health minister has backed down on plans to ban the use of e-cigarettes in ... Bill so they will only be banned in schools, eating places and on public transport. ... Some anti-smoking groups including Ash Wales, Cancer Research UK and ...

Smokers who use e-cigs 'are risking harm to their lungs': Tests on 50 types of device find most contain chemical responsible for incurable condition known as 'popcorn lung'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk) - December 8, 2015

Tests on more than 50 types of electronic cigarettes found most contain a chemical blamed for an incurable condition called 'popcorn lung'. It scars the lungs, causing shortness of breath and coughing - and can even require a lung transplant.

Anti-Smoking Zealot Claims E-Cigarettes Are 'Against Our Culture'
Daily Caller - December 8, 2015

WHO have recommended a ban on indoor smoking of e-cigs as part of ... It is also considering banning the sale of flavored tobacco. ... finds smoking rates among 12-17 year olds actually rises in states that banned e-cigarette sales to minors. ... smoking in this age group, relative to states without such bans," Friedman says.

US E-Cigarettes Market to Grow at a CAGR of Around 33% During ...
Digital Journal - December 8, 2015

The low cost of e-cigarettes is also expected to contribute to the growth of the market during the forecast period. E-cigarettes are cheaper than traditional ...

City of Ames Condsiders E-Cigarette Public Ban
whotv.com - December 8, 2015

AMES, Iowa- The City of Ames is being asked to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces in the City where traditional smoking is now banned. The request is on the ...

E-cigarettes make for dirty indoor air
Wausau Daily Herald - December 8, 2015

EDITOR: Wisconsin's communities have come to expect clean indoor air, and e-cigarettes threaten this standard. The marketing and popularity of electronic ...

Faculty senate passes two resolutions at abbreviated meeting
The Branding Iron - December 8, 2015

It may not be long before the use of electronic cigarettes is banned in enclosed ... supporting a ban on indoor use of e-cigarettes on campus and NSF proposal for the ... UW Regulation 2-180 defines "smoke or smoking" as "the act of burning any ... water pipe or in any other device" and bans the act in enclosed UW facilities.

Chemicals linked with severe respiratory disease found in common e-cigarette flavors
Harvard School of Public Health - December 8 2015

Diacetyl, a flavoring chemical linked to cases of severe respiratory disease, was found in more than 75% of flavored electronic cigarettes and refill liquids tested by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Two other potentially harmful...

Vaping Brand Supports Public Health England With National Initiative
PR Newswire - December 8, 2015

Thousands of smokers will receive free electronic cigarettes in time for New Year....Stealing a march on the NHS, e-cigarette brand VIP will provide 10,000 vaping starter kits as part of a new initiative - the first of its kind - which will launch on ITV1…

Cleveland bans tobacco, e-cigarette sales to people under 21
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer - December 7, 2015

Soon, smokers under the age of 21 will not be able to buy cigarettes, tobacco or other smoking products, including electronic cigarettes, in the city of Cleveland. City Council on Monday passed legislation banning the sale or distribution of the product...

VIDEO: TechKnow: E-Cigarettes Exposed - Full Episode
Aljazeerah - December 7, 2015

On this episode of TechKnow, Dr. Crystal Dilworth follows the latest research into the popular anti-smoking device, electronic cigarettes. This time, Dilworth heads to UC Riverside to see what a team of dedicated researchers and toxicologists are finding

E-cigarettes classified as drug
The Hindu Online (in) - December 7, 2015

Electronic cigarettes come under the classification of drugs and hence necessary permission must be sought by the manufacturer under Drug and Cosmetics Act for its sale, the State government has informed the Madras High Court. Tamil Nadu Directorate of…

Health experts urge AMs to drop e-cigarette ban plan
South Wales Argus (uk) - December 7, 2015

"We urge you to consider carefully the provisions of the Bill." 'We' includes Gerry Stimson, Emeritus Professor of Social Science and Medicine at Imperial College, London;…

Floyd County set to decide on funding for joint services; OK list of ...
Northwest Georgia News - December 7, 2015

Commissioners also will hold a public hearing at their 2 p.m. meeting before voting on an ordinance amendment that would ban electronic cigarettes and ...

New Montana law regulates e-cigarettes
Great Falls Tribune - December 7, 2015

New Montana laws take effect Jan. 1 that require a license for retailers who sell e-cigarettes and prohibit its sales to minors.

Trib Talk: Regulating e-cigarettes
Salt Lake Tribune - December 7, 2015

The Utah Department of Health wants new warning labels on electronic cigarettes, but the industry is cautioning lawmakers about economic consequences.

E-Cigarettes Proven to Contain Potentially Dangerous Molecules
Legal Examiner - December 7, 2015

According to a Science Daily report, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) produce highly reactive molecules that are associated with cell damage and cancer. The molecules, known as free radicals, may pose a health risk to users, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Free radicals are the main source of oxidative stress from cigarette smoke and the leading cause of smoking-related cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

How safe are e-cigarettes?
Netdoctor - December 7, 2015

Over two and a half million smokers have switched to e-cigarettes in recent years and if I'm honest, I'd like to see the other eight million who are still smoking ...

Recent quitters are most frequent vapers, US study suggests
ECigIntelligence - December 7, 2015

It provides essential information for professionals involved with e-cigarettes including regular emails containing news of regulatory and market change, tracking ...

Canadian e-cig use highest amongst smokers and young people, says study
Cantech Letter - December 7, 2015

The use of electronic cigarettes is predictably high amongst smokers, but a new study from researchers at The University of Waterloo says the use of ecigs by young Canadians is also a trend.

New e-cig rules not helpful, say users
The Chronicle Journal - December 7, 2015

The bill treats vaping like tobacco and is set to come into effect on Jan. 1. The first phase bans vaping in all places that smoking is, like in restaurants and parks. By 2017, shops that sell e-cigarettes and the liquids used with them wont be allowed to promote their products in any way whether by in-store displays or online. The liquid used invaping is made of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerin and flavouring.

You can get e-cigs on the NHS
Bitterwallet - December 7, 2015

In the New Year, youll be able to get e-cigarettes on the NHS. Now, if you havent heard about this, dont worry, as it looks like the government have been rather quiet about it, for fear of everyone swamping GPs with requests for such things.

E-cigarettes will be prescribed in practices in 2016
Nursing in Practice - December 7, 2015

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) will be prescribed in GP practices in the new year as part of smoking cessation measures, the Department of Health (DH) has confirmed. The DH confirmed that an electronic cigarette product the e-Voke made by British American Tobacco has been licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, meaning it can be prescribed by GPs alongside patches and chewing gum.

Do more to discourage teens from smoking and vaping
HeraldNet December 6, 2015

Teenagers see it every day in their daily lives. Google Images portrays women or men smoking and blowing it at the camera, making cool effects and making smoking look like fun. Companies are advertising the vape pen in attractive designs that lure teens into buying their products, giving the impression that it is safer for them to use. It's a waste of their intellect and resources, said Jennifer Repin. A regular smoker cannot go a full eight hours straight within a day not smoking; for a teen smoker it would be twice as hard to smoke, having to go through class after class without a break.

E-cig proponents say proposed regulations could kill industry [VIDEO]
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Federal regulations are now in the works for e-cigarettes after months following health and safety concerns associated with the smoking alternative. But, vaping advocates tell FOX25's Jacqueline Fell that the FDA's new rules would put an end to the industry.

Subra: States to enact laws against vape on their own
Malaysiakini (subscription) - December 6, 2015

It has not been the federal government's policy to recommend to the state government to enact by-laws to ban the use and sale of electronic cigarettes or vape in ...

Selangor mulls regulating vape items
The Sun Daily - December 6, 2015

... are regular vapers from eight secondary and primary schools in Penang. Asked if Selangor would follow Johor's footstep in banning the sale of vaping devices ...

Vape ban: Awang Selamat asks Johor sultan to reconsider
Free Malaysia Today - December 6, 2015

Vaping was the centre of political controversy last month when the health ministry conducted raids in the Klang Valley on the grounds that vape fluids contained ...

Dutch to restrict e-cigarettes to over-18s
Expatica Netherlands - December 6, 2015

In addition, advertising e-cigarettes will be subject to the same rules as ... The changes are being incorporated into the Dutch laws on tobacco which will be ...

Grassroots Healthiest Ames pushes for e-cig ban
Ames Tribune - December 5, 2015

Personally, I've always kind of been under the opinion that e-cigs should probably be treated the same as cigarettes, from a regulatory perspective. Some of ...

Dutch to restrict e-cigarettes to over-18s
DutchNews.nl - December 4, 2015

The cabinet will today slap a minimum age of 18 on electronic cigarettes in an effort to stop youngsters smoking, according to RTL news.

Penang fatwa council bans vaping
The Rakyat Post - December 4, 2015

The use of e-cigarettes or vaping devices has been ruled haram in Penang, its state Fatwa Council announced today. The reasoning for this makes it appear as though it is 'halal', which led to the widespread use of electronic cigarettes, he said in the posting today. Zulkifli also ...

Group aims to collect one million signatures to protest vape ban
Malay Mail Online - December 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 A traders group has begun a nationwide campaign to collect one million signatures to protest against state governments planning to ban vape products.

Johor Vapor coalition to abide by state ban
The Rakyat Post - December 4, 2015

With the state government's imminent clampdown on vape-related business outlets ... Based on initial feedback, we aim to promote vaping and its benefits in a ...

UTeM Imposes Total Ban On Vaping
Bernama - December 4, 2015

ALOR GAJAH, Dec 4 (Bernama) -- Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) has banned the use of electronic cigarettes or vape among its staff and students on its campus. ...

Potentially Dangerous Molecules Detected in E-cigarette Aerosols
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Electronic cigarettes produce highly-reactive free radicals - molecules associated with cell damage and cancer - and may pose a health risk to users, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine.

E-cigarette vapour contains potentially dangerous free radicals, study warns
CTV News - December 4, 2015

Electronic cigarettes are often thought to be safer than cigarettes because they don't produce smoke or contain the tar and chemical of tobacco. But a new study ...

E-Cigarettes: More Than Just an Aid to Stop Smoking?
Cultured Vultures (blog) - December 4, 2015

Instead it is widely felt that e-cigarettes have become something much more, its own ... director of Steam Machine, Paul Cheap?was selling e-cigarette fluids out of a ... to stop smoking were faced with no more than tobacco or menthol flavour.

Get the Facts about Electronic Cigarettes
Indianapolis Recorder - December 4, 2015

The use of electronic cigarettes, also called vaping, is the latest trend in smoking. Advertisements for new vaping products seem to be everywhere. Advanced personal vaporizers, also called APVs or "mods," look like a flashlight or a box the size of a pack of cigarettes. They may even look like a toy. These products have a larger refillable chamber and more sophisticated electronics. Are they safe? Nicotine is an extremely addictive substance. Vaping creates the same addiction as smoking. Vaping is growing quickly among teenagers and recent studies show that these teens are more likely to become tobacco smokers. Teens who would not consider smoking are willing to try the new devices and flavors. The e-juice is extremely poisonous if it contains nicotine, since nicotine is a poison.

Rutgers Explores How Smokers Learn about E-Cigarettes
Newswise (press release) - December 4, 2015

researchers from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health have examined how smokers learn about these devices. Olivia A. Wackowski, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of health education and behavioral science in the Center for Tobacco Studies at Rutgers School of Public Health and member of the Rutgers Cancer Institutes Cancer Prevention and Control Program, and Cristine Delnevo, PhD, MPH, co-leader of the Rutgers Cancer Institutes Cancer Prevention and Control Program and director of the Center for Tobacco Studies, further explored these sources. They share more about their work, which appeared in the November 2015 edition of Preventive Medicine Reports (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.10.006).

Business and Health Interests Push Agendas on E-Cig Regulations
NACS Online - December 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. Ahead of some of the most sweeping changes to rules governing cigars and e-cigarettes, industry groups and health advocates have been bending the ear of the White House to press their suggestions, The Hill reports. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is conducting a final review of the new regulations, which move cigars and e-cigs under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time.

Odessa College hears tobacco use policy feedback
Odessa American - December 4, 2015

It will be fall 2016 before all the data from the Tobacco Use Policy Task Force is presented to the Odessa College Board of Trustees, but Vice President of Student Services Kimberly McKay shared information from a recent survey with the panel during their meeting Thursday evening. On the question of if Odessa College implements a tobacco-free policy, which would you support 32.2 percent said they would support no tobacco or vaporized products on campus; 38.4 percent said tobacco and vaporized products should be allowed in designated areas only; 10.3 percent said tobacco and vaporized products should be permitted in campus parking lots and limited to vehicles; 12.2 percent said no tobacco or vaporized products should be allowed within 50 feet of an entrance; and 7 percent said none of the above, according to the presentation.

The danger in the hot new trend: vaping [VIDEO]
WRBL - December 4, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ga.- Electronic cigarettes havent been around all too long, but their popularity has surged in the last couple of years. Recently the new fire-less cigarette is coming under fire and being blamed for causing injuries in the way of explosions. Pam Kirkland with the Columbus Department of Public Health says all you have to do is google vape injures and multiple reports on recent incidents will appear. News 3 is learning theres a certain kind of vaping that is more dangerous than just plain e-cigarettes: its called dripping. Its where the person uses a mechanical mod and the battery pushes the voltage straight through into the tank with no buffer or added protection. Dripping raises the risk of an explosion.

Santa Fe College Senate looks back on Fall semester
The Independent Florida Alligator - December 4, 2015

Resolutions passed this semester included a November amendment changing college tobacco regulations to place e-cigarettes under the same rules as regular ...

Poison control centers see rise in liquid nicotine exposures
Sioux City Journal - December 4, 2015

One cigarette or more than three cigarette butts can be highly toxic to a child when eaten. Linda Kalin, executive director of the Sioux City-based Iowa Poison Control Center (IPCC), said these kinds of calls involving nicotine always result in the IPCC's specially trained pharmacists and nurses referring children to a hospital for treatment. ...

New advocacy group forms for electronic cigarettes
KTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather - December 3, 2015

ANCHORAGE A new ad campaign in favor of electronic cigarettes is hitting Alaskan airwaves. Its sponsored by a group called Clearing The Air Alaska, which represents local businesses that sell electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes. Executive Director Acey Priest said the industry wants the public to know that while electronic cigarettes do contain nicotine, the health risks cant compare with real cigarettes.

Study: Teens turning to e-cigarettes to smoke pot
abc27 - December 3, 2015

A recent study shows high school students are turning to electronic cigarettes and vaporizers to get high on marijuana. A study published in Pediatrics shows students admitted to using e-cigarettes to vaporize hash oil or wax infused with THC, or using portable electronic vaporizers for dried cannabis leaves. Instead of smoke, theres vapor that quickly dissipates. Especially with the pens, its easy to hide that stuff. Its in a little box, its in a little container so you wouldnt be able to smell it or anything like that, said one 16-year-old boy. The teen wants to remain anonymous and insists he does not use marijuana or smokes e-cigarettes. They do it at parties, or at a house, but never really in public, he said.

E-cigarette causes hotel fire over holiday weekend
Bremerton Patriot - December 3, 2015

Oyster Bay Inn suffered fire damage from an overcharged e-cigarette Nov. 28. ...caused about $3,500 of damage, according to Jeff Prichard, deputy fire marshal with the Bremerton Fire Department. Prichard said that when lithium-ion batteries, like those…

Monterey comes down on eCigs, medical marijuana and food trucks.
Monterey County Weekly (blog) - December 3, 2015

vendors, as state case law restrict cities' attempts for outright bans. ... To review, the council voted to ban eCigarettes where smoking is prohibited, e.g. ...

Campus smoking ban causes mixed reactions
The Oracle (University of South Florida) - December 3, 2015

As of January 4, USF's Tampa campus will join USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee in being smoke-free. The ban will cover tobacco products, e-cigarettes and hookahs. Previously, USF just wasn't ready for a campus-wide smoking ban, as determined...

Editorial: Vaping supplies deserve state oversight
Salt Lake Tribune - December 3, 2015

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Custom mouth pieces for e-cigarettes. ... E-cigs can help smokers cut down on their tobacco intake, avoid some of the other ... attracted to the often candy-flavored varieties, who never smoked before.

Business and health groups jockey to shape e-cigarette rule
The Hill - December 3, 2015

...are flocking to the White House in hopes of winning last-minute changes to sweeping new regulations for electronic cigarettes and conventional cigars. A hotly contested rule that would for the first time put both types of products under the Food and Drug...

SMITH/ANSELM: Onerous new FDA rules will increase smoking
Washington DC Examiner - December 3, 2015

At a minimum, Congress should move the proposed rules' "look-back" period to a significantly more recent date...there's a better, more commonsense way to do it. We make progress in America when innovators give consumers better choices; not when government...

Pro-vaping lobbyists fired up to protest new regulations
Timmins Press - December 2, 2015

It's the opposite of a precursor to smoking because it helps people quit more than ... the bill makes sweeping changes to how vaporizers can be sold and bans ...

Ban on smoking e-cigarettes at London Midland stations starts
Coventry Evening Telegraph (uk) - December 2, 2015

Passengers at London Midland train stations throughout Warwickshire are banned from using electronic cigarettes from today. The ban will covers stations such as Nuneaton, Bedworth, Atherstone, Stratford, Stratford Parkway and Kenilworth, as well as the t

Ban on e-cigarettes for under-18s moves closer ($$)
Times Of London (uk) - December 2, 2015

MSPs unanimously backed a Scottish government bill at its first stage that would ban under-18s from buying the devices and limit their advertising. The Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc and Care) (Scotland) Bill would also make smoking near hospital building…

Penn State News Potentially dangerous molecules detected in e-cigarette aerosols
Penn State University - December 2, 2015

Electronic cigarettes produce highly-reactive free radicals - molecules associated with cell damage and cancer - and may pose a health risk to users... e-cigarettes produce aerosols, tiny liquid particles suspended in a puff of air. The researchers measure

Expert: E-cigs share same success rate as nicotine patches, gum to kick smoking habit
Malay Mail (my) - December 2, 2015

E-cigarettes are no different from the use of nicotine patches and chewing gum as replacement therapies to help smokers quit, a medical expert told a Health Ministry forum on vaping. As such, the expert, Serdang Hospital's consultant pulmonologist Dr Ja

Opinion: the fortunes of the e-cigarette industry in 2016
ECigIntelligence - December 2, 2015

On the contrary, in e-cigs the market and the products themselves are rapidly evolving even without the influence of law-makers. So requirements like the TPD .

Orange County woman claims deceptive advertising against e-liquid ...
Legal News Line - December 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - An Orange County woman is suing manufacturers and sellers of e-cigarette products over allegedly deceptive ...

Bishop Planning Commission votes on marijuana cultivation, vape ...
Sierra Wave - December 2, 2015

Stec saw no reason to limit hours or restrict window coverings. ... would incorporate vaping devices into the same restrictions on city property as tobacco products. ... same ordinance would expand the no-smoking ban to the entire City Park.

Clinton makes decision about 'vaping'
Mississippi News Now - December 2, 2015

Clinton currently has one vape shop, which complies with its new ... Secondly, the same regulations for tradition smokers applies to vaping.

KC council takes a stand against vaping
KMBZ - December 2, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City council's ordinance bans using electronic cigarettes inside closed public spaces.

Nordonia School Board members differ on community service ...
The-News-Leader - December 2, 2015

Board members also agreed on wording to ensure the policy prohibits use of e-cigs on school grounds -- including sporting events. Board members said other ...

Utah proposes regulations on e-cigarettes, industry balks
KUTV 2News - December 2, 2015

Tad Jensen is the president of the Utah Smoke Free Association, a group trying to reduce tobacco harm, through the means of e-cigarettes. He says a majority of ...

News roundup: Hillary's nickname for Romney: 'Mittens'
Salt Lake Tribune - December 1, 2015

Utah lawmakers are asking the Health Department to re-think new regulations on electronic cigarettes scheduled to start in 2016, banning up to 80 percent of the ...

American Canyon prepares ban on e-cigarette stores
Napa Valley Register - December 1, 2015

"Are we aware of any legal challenges to outright bans to a tobacco shop or a vape ... Stuart said her department is "definitely seeing more kids smoking e-cigs," ...

Vol State campus going tobacco-free in 2016
The Tennessean - December 1, 2015

Volunteer State Community College will become a completely tobacco and electronic-cigarette-free campus next year. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the school will ...

State regulations for E-cigarette liquid go into effect
Mount Airy News - December 1, 2015

A law regulating the sale of liquids used for e-cigarettes goes into effect today in North Carolina. The statute requires that child resistant packaging be used on ...

Our Opinion: Inappropriate action on e-cigs
South Bend Times - December 1, 2015

If enacted, it would keep the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products from forcing e-cigarettes already on the market to go through an ...

Clinton proposes vaping ban
WAPT Jackson - December 1, 2015

Some people said they use e-cigarettes and vaping to quit smoking. ... users would be treated like regular cigarette smokers, which means if they want to vape, ..

Kansas City petition challenges e-cigarette use restriction
KMBC Kansas City - December 1, 2015

The third ordinance bans the use of vapor products, including e-cigarettes, from enclosed public spaces. A group called Bistate Regional Advocates for Vaping ...

Minister: TPP won't encourage vaping, tobacco use
Malay Mail (my) - December 1, 2015

The use of tobacco or vaping (e-cigarette) products will not increase as a result of TPP because measures that control the industry will remain, assured Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed…

SFATA Urges Senate Appropriations Committee to Include H.R. 2058 Language in Final Spending Bill
SFATA (Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association) - December 1, 2015

calling on the 30 members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee to adopt language in its final spending bill in connection with changing the Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) February 15, 2007 "deeming date" for e-cigarette and vapor regulations.

BRIEF-British American Tobacco signs vapour collaboration agreement with Reynolds American
Reuters - December 1, 2015

Should 16 be the age for e-cigarette purchases?
ModernMedicine - December 1, 2015

"State bans on e-cigarette sales to minors increase recent use of ... before the ban went into effect in the states studies, adolescent smoking rates were dropping ...

Report Attaking E-Cigarette Advocates Is Riddled With Factual Errors
The Libertarian Republic - December 1, 2015

The original CDC image shows a woman with a scar from surgery with wording that could be construed as blaming e-cigarettes for her collapsed lung.

Vaping industry wants to push back FDA grandfather date
The Hill - November 30, 2015

The vapor tobacco industry is calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to add language to a spending bill that changes the grandfather date for electronic cigarettes and cigars under new rules being finalized by the Food and Drug Administration ...

Industry says new e-cig rule could dry up vape liquids in Utah
Salt Lake Tribune - November 30, 2015

New regulations on electronic cigarettes scheduled to take effect next year ... of the Utah Smoke Free Association and owner of a shop that sells e-cigarettes, ...

Bishop Planning Commission to discuss marijuana cultivation, vaping ordinances
Sierra Wave - November 30, 2015

The Bishop Planning Commission will have its plate full at its Tuesday meeting as it takes on marijuana cultivation and vaping ordinances with both public hearings and recommended ordinances on the agenda for the 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall.

USF to ban all tobacco use on Tampa campus starting in January
Tampabay.com (blog) - November 30, 2015

TAMPA Senior Daniel LaForce puffed on a blue e-cigarette and exhaled outside the Marshall Student Center on the campus of the University of South Florida last week. The rising gray smoke quickly disappeared into the air just like USF's 25 smoking zones will next year. USF recently announced the Tampa campus will become tobacco-free starting Jan. 4.

E-cigarette supporters fire up petition drive
Kansas City Business Journal (blog) - November 30, 2015

A group is mounting a petition drive to overturn new regulations on e-cigarettes passed by the Kansas City Council, The Kansas City Star reports. Bistate Regional Advocates for Vaping Education (BRAVE) is gathering signatures to extinguish rules passes along with Kansas Citys move to restrict tobacco sales to people under the age of 21. The group opposes an ordinance that banned the use of e-cigarette or vapor products in enclosed public places, such as restaurants and bars.

Inquiry fails to decide whether the National Assembly should ban e-cigarettes
WalesOnline (uk) - November 30, 2015

An inquiry has failed to decide whether the National Assembly should ban e-cigarettes in enclosed public places. The health and social care committee report revealed a split broadly down party lines, with Labour AMs backing a ban in the face of opposition from the Welsh Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams. The Welsh Government wants to ban the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public and work places under the Public Health Bill , with health minister Mark Drakeford arguing that it would prevent the re-normalising of smoking and would assist in the enforcement of already existing smoke-reforms.

E-cigarette restriction plan leaves AMs divided
BBC News - November 30, 2015

Plans to ban the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public places have divided a group of AMs looking at the proposal. David Rees, who chairs the assembly's health committee, said it was "unable to reach a consensus view" on the idea.

Johor government moves to ban vape stores after royal decree
Malay Mail Online - November 30, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 The Johor government has confirmed it will prohibit the sale of vape products starting January 1, after the state ruler called for such outlets to be closed down.

Vapourizer ban goes up in (medical marijuana) smoke?
Lexology (registration) - November 30, 2015

On November 13, 2015, the Ontario Government released its proposed regulations (the E-Cig Regs) under the Electronic Cigarette Act (the E-Cig Act and, together with the E-Cig Regs, the E-Cig Legislation) governing the promotion, sale and use of electronic cigarettes in Ontario. The current proposed form of the E-Cig Legislation contains broad restriction on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes, but provides certain exemptions from those restrictions for medical marijuana patients.

Public Health Calls For No-Smoking Policies in all Apartments, Condos, and Co-ops
The Meaford Independent - November 30, 2015

As part of National Home Fire Safety Week, November 24-30, the Grey Bruce Health Unit is calling for all multi-unit housing in Grey Bruce to adopt no-smoking policies. It is important for landlords and tenants to work together to bring smoke-free policies to their buildings, says Dr. Hazel Lynn, Medical Officer of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit. Getting rid of smoking in a home, an apartment, condo or co-op building protects everyone from unnecessary health and safety risks. A 2012 survey found 70 per cent of Grey Bruce residents somewhat or strongly supported a smoking ban inside multi-unit dwellings. The Grey Bruce Health Unit congratulates Bruce County Housing Corporation, Grey County & Owen Sound Housing Corporation and Owen Sound Municipal Non Profit Housing Corporation for taking the lead in making their residential units non-smoking. These housing providers are protecting their tenants with policies that create safer buildings and healthier indoor air.

Vaping industry wants to push back FDA grandfather date
The Hill - November 30, 2015

The vapor tobacco industry is calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to add language to a spending bill that changes the grandfather date for electronic cigarettes and cigars under new rules being finalized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Under the agencys proposed rules, all products that hit stores after February 15, 2007 would have to apply retroactively for approval a process that companies say would be prohibitively expensive. The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) said the final rule, which is being reviewed by the White House Office of Management and Budget now, has the potential to create a de-facto ban on nearly all vapor products currently on the market if the current grandfather date is left intact

Senators insist health IT work is a priority
Politico - November 30, 2015

** A message from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: E-cigarettes are sold in over 7,000 flavors, including gummy bear and cotton candy. No wonder youth e-cigarette use tripled from 2013 to 2014. Now e-cigarette manufacturers want protection from Congress to keep enticing our kids. Take action at tfk.org/candy **

The unexpected ways smoking harms your body
Las Vegas Sun - November 30, 2015

Although e-cigarettes are marketed as a safer smoking alternative that uses nicotine-laced vapor instead of smoke, there is no evidence the practice is safer.

E-cigarette supporters fire up petition drive
Kansas City Business Journal (blog) - November 30, 2015

A group is mounting a petition drive to overturn new regulations on e-cigarettes passed by the Kansas City Council, The Kansas City Star reports. Bistate Regional Advocates for Vaping Education (BRAVE) is gathering signatures to extinguish rules passes along with Kansas Citys move to restrict tobacco sales to people under the age of 21. The group opposes an ordinance that banned the use of e-cigarette or vapor products in enclosed public places, such as restaurants and bars.

Assembly Members still unsure whether banning smoking e ...
South Wales Argus - November 30, 2015

A CROSS-party committee of Assembly Members has been unable to agree about whether a Welsh Government proposal to ban the use of e-cigarettes in ...

FDA could regulate e-cigarette-use in SA
Houston Chronicle - November 29, 2015

The city of San Antonio recently extended its prohibition on smoking to Main Plaza and Travis Park - two public spaces downtown that often garner crowds. Adults still legally can use e-cigarettes in places like this where smoking is otherwise banned, but the city is waiting to see whether the Food and Drug Administration creates a new rule that would put e-cigarettes, vaporizers and other noncombustible smoking devices into the same category as traditional cigarettes. If that happens, the new generation of smoking will be relegated to the decks and back porches smokers flood to now.

Ontario to allow smoking and vaping medical marijuana in public ...
OracleHerald.com (blog) - November 29, 2015

Users who need to vape in public can just show their doctor's note in places where cigarettes and e-cigarettes are supposedly banned. "There are other ways to ...

Hookah and e-cigarettes popular with high schoolers
Fox News - November 29, 2015

"From this analysis we can say that there are two groups of youth that are concerning: those who are likely using e-cigs and hookah concurrently and those ...

Questions grow about safety of e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
NEWS10 ABC - November 29, 2015

The FDA is looking into regulating a popular smoking alternative better known as e-cigarettes. Advocates say they work and dont pose any harm, but doctors arent so sure thats the case.

Richfield clamps down on e-cigarettes, cigars
ECM Publishers - November 28, 2015

With teens use of electronic cigarettes tripling in one year, the city of Richfield took steps last week to further regulate the sale and use of tobacco products. New retailers selling e-cigarettes will be prohibited from sampling the devices and vapor liquid, minimum prices will be established for cigars and e-cigarettes will not be allowed in city parks, according to ordinance changes approved by the Richfield City Council Nov. 10.

Teenagers shun cigarettes, but many still using tobacco
Columbus Dispatch - November 28, 2015

Almost 10 percent of 11th- and 12th-graders are using e-cigarettes, and other alternative tobacco products increasingly are popular, according to a new study.

Guest commentary: Vaping isn't the same as tobacco and shouldn't be treated as such
Contra Costa Times - November 28, 2015

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm that vapor products are contributing to the reduction in the number of combusted cigarette smokers. Scientific research also reveals that vapor products are considered a minimum of 95 percent less harmful than smoking tobacco cigarettes, and do not present a risk of exposure to the toxic combustion compounds found in those cigarettes.

NO VAPING IN JOHOR: Sultan orders vape shops to close by Jan 1
Malaysia Chronicle - November 28, 2015

... Nasional (BN) coalition risked losing a million votes at the next general election if the authorities continued the crackdown on e-cigarettes and vaporisers.

USIM to ban e-cigarettes on campus from Jan 1
The Star Online - November 28, 2015

NILAI: Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) will enforce a ban on e-cigarettes and vapes on campus from Jan 1. Vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Musa Ahmad ...

E-cigarette Battery Explodes In Man's Pocket, Leaving Him With Horrific Burns
Tech Times - November 28, 2015

In 2014, the U.S. Fire Administration reports that around 2.5 million Americans are using e-cigarettes. Though exploding e-cigarettes are rare, they received 25 ...

City Park bans smoking in Storyland, City Putt, website reports
Bayoubuzz - November 28, 2015

City Park officials voted unanimously to ban smoking in two areas frequented by children, Storyland and City Putt, the Mid-City Messenger reports. The resolution, which passed this week, includes vaping. "CEO Bob Becker said that the previous resolution contained ...

Quebec cracks down on patio smoking, e-cigarettes
CBC News (ca) - November 27, 2015

Businesses such as restaurants and bars that repeatedly allow customers to smoke on their terrasses could face fines of $100,000. The law passed unanimously in the province's National Assembly on Thursday. …

E-cigarette battery blows up in man's pocket leaving him with horrifying burns
The Mirror (uk) - November 27, 2015

"I had some loose change in my pocket with the battery when it ignited but I don't know if that was the cause," he admitted. "I'd urge other e-cigarette users to always check their battery safety guidelines." A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Servic…

Hookah and e-cigarettes popular with high schoolers
Reuters - November 27, 2015

Almost 10 percent of 11th and 12th graders are using e-cigarettes, and other alternative tobacco products are increasingly popular, according to a new study. Young people often use multiple tobacco products at once, the researchers found. "From this ana...

Petition drive challenges Kansas City e-cigarette restrictions
Kansas City Star - November 27, 2015

19 to support three ordinances restricting tobacco and e-cigarette use. ... BRAVE, which promotes vapor and other nicotine alternatives in Missouri and southern ...

E-Cigarettes Safety Questions Growing
WJBF-TV - November 27, 2015

Walland, TN (WATE) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into regulating a popular smoking alternative better known as e-cigarettes.

Third Bakersfield resident filing e-cigarette lawsuit
Bakersfield Californian - November 25, 2015

Bakersfield resident Roy Iversen was riding home from work on Interstate 5 when his electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, exploded in his pocket. "It almost sounded like a firecracker going off on my leg and then it was just flames shooting up about a ...

Floyd Commission: Ok's Feral Cat Neutering, Looks to Ban E-Cigs ...
Coosa Valley News - November 25, 2015

A first reading was also held to create an ordinance regarding the use of electronic cigarettes or other vapor products. The proposal said that the products would ...

Curbing E-Cig Use an Unhealthy Plan
Somewhat Reasonable - November 25, 2015

In Maine, state lawmakers expanded existing bans on tobacco use in private and public ... Many cities and states are likewise considering banning e-cigarette use in public ... banned using e-cigarettes in restaurants and other privately owned spaces. ... By enacting government regulations to ban e-cigarette use in privately ...

Albany County legislator pushes to raise age to buy cigarettes to 21
WNYT - November 25, 2015

We found many people who agree products like cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes should be off limits to anyone under 21. "The choices I made back ...

Vape shops restricted to 21, another parking parcel, a trustee resigns
Long Island Advance (subscription) - November 25, 2015

The sale of electronic cigarettes is currently banned to those under 21 in Suffolk County. Village attorney Brian Egan cited health hazards, including toxic ...

Herricks school board weighs smoking policy changes
The Island Now - November 25, 2015

The board also extended the regulations to include electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes, electronic devices that dispense a tobacco based vapor, are a recent ...

Victim Of Exploding E-Cig May Never Walk Again
Ubergizmo - November 25, 2015

... electronic-cigarette There is a lot of debate regarding the safety of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). The question here lies in both the content of the juice and also ..

Exploding E-Cigarette Lands Colorado Man in the Hospital
Music Times - November 25, 2015

Colorado resident Cordero Caples was admitted to the hospital after reports state an e-cigarette exploded in his mouth and ultimately broke his neck, and left ...

E-cigarettes injure three Bakersfield residents
KERO 23ABC News - November 25, 2015

Local attorneys Chain, Cohn, and Stiles are representing three Bakersfield residents all who were injured using e-cigarettes. The suit claims Gregory Phillips Jr.

The Local Tobacco Regulatory Landscape
CSPnet.com - November 25, 2015

These flavor bans can be applied to cigars, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco, e-cigarettes and vapor products. Finally, a new movement attempts to raise the ...

Man found dead on his sofa had ingested e-cigarette liquid, inquest ...
Bucks Free Press - November 25, 2015

The court heard how Mr Keen, a broadcast engineer, would regularly mix his own concentrations of nicotine to use in e-cigarettes - battery-powered vaporisers ...

Pupils 'use e-cigarettes as gateway to smoking'
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk) - November 25, 2015

SCHOOL pupils are using e-cigarettes as a gateway to smoking, according to a new study which raises concern over the "misleading promotion" of the products. The research also found that most high school students find the fruity, sweet-like flavourings o

Grover Norquist Urges Congress To Change FDA Rule That Could ...
Daily Caller - November 24, 2015

Norquist argues in the letter that changing the date, outlined in the Tobacco Control Act of 2009, won't alter the FDA's ability to regulate e-cigarettes but ...

EXCLUSIVE: Popularity of vaping marijuana on the rise
WNWO NBC 24 - November 24, 2015

He believes vaping e-cigarettes can lead to vaping pot. But Dr. Grossman acknowledges the health benefits and said it's healthier on the lungs to vape rather ...

Maryland man has 2nd and 3rd degree burns after batteries in vape ...
WJLA - November 24, 2015

According to the U.S. Fire Administration fires and explosion caused by e-cigarettes are rare. It says there were 25 incidents reported in the U.S. media between ...

Five Pawns sued over allegedly false claims about e-liquid products
Legal News Line - November 24, 2015

(Legal Newsline) - An e-liquid manufacturer is being sued over deceptive, false, and ... Five Pawns manufactures e-liquids used in electronic cigarettes.

3 California Lawsuits Filed over Exploding E-Cigarettes
AllGov - November 24, 2015

"The shape and construction of e-cigarettes can make them more likely than other products with lithium-ion batteries to behave like 'flaming rockets' when a ...

ATR Supports Change in Predicate Date for New Tobacco and ...
Americans for Tax Reform (blog ) - November 24, 2015

... of lives and billions of tax dollars resulting from harm reduction associated with smokers making the transition to tobacco-free alternatives like e-cigarettes.

Research smokes out facts on tobacco use
Clark University News Hub - November 24, 2015

She also remains vigilant about tobacco and its offshoot, e-cigarettes, which are touted as a healthier alternative, but which, Arsenault notes, are unregulated, ...

Smoking ordinance expanded in San Mateo to include e-cigarettes ...
KTVU San Francisco - November 24, 2015

SAN MATEO, Calif. - San Mateo police alerted the public on Monday that an ordinance meant to curb secondhand smoke exposure from cigarettes has been ...

Egg Harbor Township may ban smoking at parks
Press of Atlantic City - November 24, 2015

The ordinance bans cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic smoking devices and ... Municipalities are in charge of creating ordinance banning smoking at parks, after Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have banned smoking in the state's ...

Realities and dangers of E-cigarettes is topic in Mount Olive
New Jersey Hills - November 24, 2015

The survey also found that non-smoking youths who had smoked e-cigarettes were nearly twice as likely to have intentions to smoke conventional cigarettes in ...

Los Angeles e-liquid company picks ABQ for flagship store
Albuquerque Journal - November 24, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A Los Angeles-based company that makes the liquid used in electronic cigarettes has chosen Albuquerque for its first-ever retail store.

Cape Girardeau vape store manager talks safety after Memphis e ...
KFVS - November 23, 2015

The incident has some asking about the safety of e-cigs. While many electronic cigarette users say this incident doesn't worry them, the manager at Soo Vape in ...

Richfield clamps down on e-cigarettes, cigars
The Sun Current - November 23, 2015

New retailers selling e-cigarettes will be prohibited from sampling the devices ... usage of e-cigarettes and inexpensive, flavored cigars, Richfield's Advisory Board ... According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, e-cigarette use among high ...

In spite of explosion, many say e-cigs are safe
WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com - November 23, 2015

WMC Action News 5 spoke with companies that sell the E-cigarettes, the fire department, and smokers about whether that type of e-cigs are safe. For some ...

Poe Center: Unregulated e-cigs creating next generation of nicotine ...
WRAL.com - November 23, 2015

Once thought to be a "safe" alternative to traditional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (also called e-cigarettes) are appearing to be a risky substitute, based on ...

Vaping Explosions Can Be Avoided
CBS Local - November 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - It's called "vaping" and an estimated 2.5 million Americans use electronic cigarettes as an alternative to smoking the real thing.

Council bans e-cigarettes, exempts vape shops
650 CKOM News Talk Radio - November 23, 2015

In August council voted to ban e-cigarette use in and within nine meters of city-owned buildings ... The latest addition to the smoking bylaw comes into effect Jan.

Majority of Youth Exposed to E-cigarette Advertising
PR Newswire (press release) - November 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than eight of 10 youth and young adults saw e-cigarette advertising in 2015, according to a new report released today by Truth Initiative. The study, Vaporized: Youth and Young Adult Exposure to E-Cigarette Marketing, also found that e-cigarette advertising expenditures increased significantly by 52 percent from 2013-2014, reaching $115.3 million in 2014. "It's no accident that spending on e-cigarette marketing has increased by more than 50 percent and that a majority of youth have seen these ads," said Robin Koval, CEO and President of Truth Initiative. "Advertising, particularly television, is extremely expensive and no advertiser would waste money against a target that is outside their intended audience. These new data provide further evidence that the Food and Drug Administration must restrict e-cigarette marketing to youth."

Quitting Smoking: You Don't Have To Go It Alone
North American Press Syndicate - November 23, 2015

The Task Force also looked at studies on using electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes), to help people quit smoking.

The iFuse 'hybrid' cigarette combines e-cig technology with tobacco to improve the flavour of vapor
Daily Mail - November 23, 2015

One of the world's biggest tobacco firms is to launch a new 'hybrid' cigarette next week in a bid to reverse dwindling sales. British American Tobacco is to trial a new type of cigarette that combines e-cigarette technology and tobacco. The product, called iFuse, uses small amounts of tobacco to 'improve' the flavour of e-cigarettes.

Hazy data about the health impact of e-cigarettes
Yahoo Singapore News - November 23, 2015

Despite the rising popularity of e-cigarettes and an increase in the number of related studies around the world, many users are uncertain about the potential ...

E-cigs set to be banned from use on all trains in and out of Burton
Burton Mail - November 23, 2015

Passengers on trains leaving Burton Railway Station will be banned from using their electronic cigarettes. London Midland is the latest company to ban the use ...

Mail Says: Right move on e-cigarettes ban on trains
Burton Mail - November 23, 2015

ANOTHER train company has joined the long list of those banning e-cigarettes on its services. The plus points of using e-cigarettes are massive when compared ...

Person injured after e-cigarette explodes in Newport house
South Wales Argus - November 23, 2015

A South Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman told the Argus that a man suffered minor facial injuries after the e-cigarette exploded.

City Council Considers Regulating Vaping Outdoors
Saskatoonhomepage.ca - November 23, 2015

City council will decide today (Mon.) whether vaping or using e-cigarettes in public outdoor spaces is illegal or not. Council voted in favour of restrictions of using regular cigarettes in outdoor spaces such as parks and playgrounds, as well as soccer fields.

Health board unanimously approves e-cigarette regulations in Pierce County
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald - November 23, 2015

The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health unanimously approved new e-cigarette and vaping regulations Nov. 18. The nonsmoking group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights claim the vapor released from e-cigarettes is not benign, while Vape About It, a website that ...

E-cigarette use up among high schoolers [VIDEO]
WESH Orlando - November 23, 2015

Florida high school students have mostly snuffed out cigarettes, but in increasing numbers, theyre choosing e-cigarettes. The latest study by the state Department of Health suggests so-called "vaping" is a hot trend with teens, and many public health officials say that's alarming.

Animal shelter contract tops list for Tuesday's Floyd County ...
Northwest Georgia News - November 23, 2015

An amendment to the county ordinance to prevent people from smoking e-cigarettes in county buildings also is scheduled to be read, but not adopted until a ...

 



Vape culture catches on in Asheville
The Blue Banner - November 22, 2015

Walking into Vapor World on Merrimon Avenue seems like stumbling into a steampunk harem. Instead of sheikhs sitting on lavish floor pillows smoking hookahs with flavorful blends of shisha, patrons sit on leather couches exhaling billowing clouds of sweetly-scented nicotine vapor from elaborate battery-powered vaporizers.

Local air-quality researcher involved in e-cigarette study
Glens Falls Post-Star - November 22, 2015

A local man with international recognition in air-quality research is hoping to provide the science lawmakers need to provide science-driven policy. Although people have heard of electronic cigarettes, most people dont understand what theyre about, said Tim McAuley, which causes lawmakers to lump vaping in with smoking. McAuley, of Queensbury, founder of CHANGE, which stands for Consulting for Health, Air, Nature and a Greener Environment, has done research ranging from air quality in Asia to fracking-related work in Pennsylvania. Now McAuley is preparing a continuation of a study CHANGE had published in 2012 that has been widely cited. It was commissioned by the National Vapers Club, an organization founded in 2009 that promotes education and scientific research while looking to protect vapers rights. Some of the funding for the study was raised through a crowd-funding effort at its semi-annual event called Vapefest.

A Thousand Voices: Survey shows support for smoking ban in city parks
Lawrence Journal World - November 22, 2015

Most LJWorld.com readers who responded to our latest survey said they supported a proposed policy that would ban smoking in city parks. The policy, which was discussed at the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Departments advisory board meeting Nov. 10, would ban tobacco use on all of the departments land, including all 54 parks, Eagle Bend Golf Course and bleachers at sports facilities. A draft of the policy shown to board members Nov. 10 says tobacco products and associated delivery devices would be banned. That includes electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, the departments director, Ernie Shaw, said. Banning e-cigarettes is a move that also got support from the approximately 1,000 people who were surveyed.

Three things we learnt about: Malaysia's stand on vaping
Malay Mail Online - November 22, 2015

Instead, the Health Ministry went right on to raid vape shops and confiscated nicotine content in e-cigarettes earlier this month. The Health Ministry also declared ...

Vaping up for debate in council
Saskatoon StarPhoenix - November 22, 2015

The use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping, could become much more restricted in the city if a proposed change to the local smoking bylaw is approved by city ...

How blu Electronic Cigarettes' Explosive Growth Went Up in Smoke
Motley Fool - November 22, 2015

Yet when Lorillard merged with Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI), the blu electronic cigarettes unit was sold to Imperial Tobacco (NASDAQOTH:ITYBY) as part of a larger $7.1 billion deal that included traditional cigarette brands Kool, Salem, and Winston. Let's take a closer look at why Lorillard and Reynolds American made that decision and how it has affected the prospects for blu eCigs going forward. ...

Exploding e-cigarette severely injures Memphis native
wreg.com - November 22, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. A Memphis native is in critical condition after he suffered multiple injuries when his electronic cigarette exploded, his family said. Cordero Caples family said the force from the explosion broke his neck and several bones in his face, and it knocked out his tooth and burned his mouth. Caples will also have to undergo spinal surgery Sunday.

 


Survey says Alaska teens smoke less, consider suicide more [VIDEO]
KTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather - November 21, 2015

Vapor pens, e-cigarettes and similar devices have become the vice of choice for many teens. More young people admitted to using e-cigarettes than regular ...

Don't Let Progress on Tobacco Evaporate
New York Times - November 21, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this month that the adult smoking rate in the United States has fallen to a new low, a testament to the decades of education about the dangers of tobacco and measures to discourage its use. Now Republicans in the House are seeking to slash the very government programs that have helped to achieve such remarkable success. That progress might well be slowed or reversed if Congress approves two riders attached to an appropriations bill for the 2016 fiscal year by a Republican-dominated House committee. One rider would cut in half the C.D.C.s budget for tobacco control, from $216.5 million in 2015 to $105.5 million in 2016. That would almost certainly force the agency to eliminate its highly successful TIPS From Former Smokers media campaign, which has been a very cost-effective effort at persuading smokers to quit. The rider would also reduce federal financing to help states, tribes and territories reduce smoking and operate state quitlines, phone numbers people can call for help. The second rider would shield from regulation all existing electronic cigarettes, including thousands of flavored products that are designed to attract young people and have become increasingly popular, according to C.D.C. surveys. Dozens of medical organizations have opposed the riders and language that jeopardizes support for surveys that document trends in tobacco use.

White House Asks ACSH For Guidance On Cigarette Harm Reduction
Science 2.0 - November 21, 2015

On November 19th, the American Council on Science and Health met with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the White House Office of Management and Budget, and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs group to discuss sensible regulations related to the FDA's new authority over tobacco products like cigars, pipes and also tobacco substitutes like e-cigarettes, which are also deemed to be in the group though they are not tobacco (it's a nuanced point - there is no commercially viable way to create nicotine without tobacco.)

Did the CDC Just Save the Electronic Cigarette Industry?
Fox Business - November 21, 2015

Sales of electronic cigarettes are slowing, but the Centers for Disease Control may have just done the industry a favor that could help reignite growth. According to the National Public Health Institutes, few people other than smokers are using electronic cigarettes, and those who are using them are doing so to ...

Focus on health issues of e-cigarettes, not on economic well-being of dealers - MMA
Astro Awani - November 21, 2015

Dr Ashok Zachariah suggested that further studies were needed to elucidate many pro-vaping activists' claim that e-cigarettes were 95 percent safer than ...

Vaping and smoking banned at all public universities
Free Malaysia Today - November 21, 2015

KANGAR: Electronic cigarettes (vaping) and tobacco smoking are banned at all 20 public universities in the country, Higher Education Minister Idris Jusoh ...

Vape group meets consumer ministry in hopes for solution to crackdown
The Malaysian Insider - November 21, 2015

The Malaysian Organisation of Vape Entities (Move) has finally met the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry in the hopes of a solution to the crackdown on the e-cigarette industry.

 

 

 

Los Angeles: Exploding e-cigarettes prompt lawsuits; one user lost half a finger
San Jose Mercury News - November 20, 2015

LOS ANGELES -- Three California men filed lawsuits against the makers, wholesalers and retailers of e-cigarette, alleging that the products' batteries exploded, causing severe injuries, including second-degree burns, shattered teeth and in one case, the loss of half a finger. The three men, one of whom is a former L.A. Galaxy player, are seeking damages as well as hoping to raise awareness about the lack of regulation in the making of e-cigarettes, battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine with flavorings, said their attorney, Gregory Bentley.

Surprise Schulz visit, policy discussions lend to lengthy SGA meeting
Kansas State Collegian - November 20, 2015

Hurtig said the health of others is the main concern in the policy, but that electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco would likely be included in the ban.

Raising Age To Buy Tobacco In Boston
Newzy - November 20, 2015

A day earlier, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the city will begin working to raise to 21 its age for the purchase of tobacco and nicotine products. Walsh joined health officials to announce plans to raise the age from 18 on all tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes.

Adler: For tobacco-free policy, don't include campus ban on ...
The Observer - November 20, 2015

On Monday, the Faculty Senate is scheduled to consider a proposal to make the university a tobacco-free campus. While much of the proposal is eminently reasonable, the policy as drafted has a major problem, one that could actually undermine the universitys stated goals of reducing smoking and improving the health of the Case Western Reserve University community. If this policy is to be adopted, it needs to be revised. The central component of the proposal is a prohibition on smoking anywhere on campus. If adopted, we can finally say goodbye to the clouds of smoke around designated smoking areas and the trail of cigarette butts that line the paths to classroom buildings. Good riddance. Yet the policy goes beyond eliminating smoking on campus to embrace all designated tobacco products, including some that are not tobacco at all, such as electronic cigarettes (aka e-cigs). Therein lies the problem. ...

E-cigarette battery explodes inside car, burning Washington County couple [VIDEO]
WPXI Pittsburgh - November 20, 2015

A couple was burned in an explosion inside of their own car after an e-cigarette battery caught fire. Jeremy Markle, one of the victims, said the battery went up in flames and severely burned his girlfriends hands while they were driving on Interstate 79 Tuesday night. It was an instant flash. I mean, the battery just instantly started glowing red, it was like a blacksmith heating metal -- just glowing, Markle said. The flames caused a hole on the floor of the car and a burn mark on the seat. Markle said he is grateful that the e-cigarette was not in his mouth when it exploded and that he did not crash the car.

Lawsuit charges e-cigarettes contain cancer-causing chemicals
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A non-profit group has filed lawsuits against e-cigarette manufacturers, claiming they failed to warn consumers about two cancer-causing chemicals and the health effects of nicotine. The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) said it purchased e-cigarettes, e-liquids, and other vaping products from major retailers including RiteAid and 7-Eleven between February and October 2015 and found that 90% contained formaldehyde or acetaldehyde or both. A test on one e-cigarette found the level of formaldehyde was more than 470 times higher than the California safety standard.

E-cigarette ads may up usage among teens
Financial Express - November 20, 2015

E-cigarettes advertisements may not be good for young adults as a new study has revealed that these ads may enhance curiosity and usage among them. Researchers at the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Truth Initiative assessed more than 4,200 young adults (ages 18-34) and the impact of random assignment to exposure to e-cigarette advertisements on perceptions, intentions, and subsequent use.

TOBACCO CRACKDOWN Feds looking to ban smoking in public housing
ChronicleOracle.com (blog) - November 20, 2015

Electronic cigarettes that emit vapor but not smoke would not be subject to the ban. A few of Perez's family members smoke inside her apartment and she said ...

Smoking Ban in Public Housing: a few Tenants Say Yes Please
TV Newsroom - November 20, 2015

As it stands, the rule doesn't apply to electronic cigarettes, but federal officials are searching for input regarding whether to ban them. Open communication with ...

The Great E-Cigarette Cover-Up: Why Big Pharma And Public Health Are Lying About The Dangers Of Vaping
Daily Caller - November 20, 2015

Major pharmaceutical companies and [public] health activists are among the leading culprits spreading disinformation about the health risks of e-cigarettes. A new film set to be released in 2016 titled A Billion Lives exposes one of the main reasons behind the increasingly visceral campaign to tax, regulate and ban e-cigarettes money. The title of the film is based on the World Health Organizations estimate that one billion people will die from smoking over the course of this century. The films trailer, released Friday, shows a slew of anti-smoking activists, doctors and health professionals slamming their colleagues for peddling falsehoods about the dangers of vaping.

EDITORIAL: E-cigarettes should be off-limits to teens
The Mercury - November 20, 2015

Cigarette smoking damages the lungs, causes respiratory ailments and 30 ... State House Bill 954 and Senate Bill 751 banning minors from buying and ... and territories that ban the sale of e-cigarettes and other vaping materials to minors.

Saskatoon city council to weigh anti-vaping bylaw
Exceptions could be specialty shops and aboriginal ceremonies
CBC.ca - November 20, 2015

City council is going to decide Monday whether to limit where people can use e-cigarettes. The proposed bylaw basically mirrors the existing restrictions on where people can, and cannot, smoke conventional tobacco products. Council could allow the use of the electronic gadgets in so-called vaping shops. It could also allow their use in aboriginal spiritual or cultural practices and ceremonies.

All riled up in smoke over vape
New Straits Times Online - November 20, 2015

Some, including a group of e-cigarette and vape traders, still made their way to ... Putrajaya is caught in a catch-22 situation as the pro-vapers claim vaping or ...

E-Cig Makers Face Suits Over Alleged Carcinogens
Bloomberg BNA - November 19, 2015

E-cigarette makers including R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., NJOY, Inc., and Fontem US, Inc. fail to warn consumers that their vaping products produce two potentially cancer-causing agents in violation of California law, a health advocacy group says in newly filed complaints. The two citizen suits assert that 90 percent of the makers named as defendants in the complaints made at least one product recently with high levels of formaldehyde or acetaldehyde.

State lawmakers weigh increasing smoking age to 21
The Salem News - November 19, 2015

BOSTON Building on similar measures adopted by nearly 80 cities and towns across Massachusetts, lawmakers are considering a statewide ban on selling tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to people under the age of 21. Regulations instituted in September set the sale age for e-cigarettes at 18 in Massachusetts. "E-cigarettes have exploded in popularity among teenagers," Lewis ...

Lawsuits Filed in California After Exploding E-Cigarettes Leave 3 ...
KTLA - November 19, 2015

Vicente Garza was getting ready for bed in his Bakersfield home when he decided to use an electronic cigarette. He lifted the device to his mouth, pushed the ...

Tobacco, Vaping Companies Fail to Warn Public of Cancer Dangers: Lawsuit
NBC Bay Area - November 19, 2015

Center for Environmental Health said its goal is reduce the number of young people who smoke and vape. Teen use of e-cigarettes is skyrocketing, the organization said: among 8th and 10th graders, twice as many say they use e-cigarettes as compared to ...

Santa Fe moves closer to treating e-cigarettes as tobacco cigarettes
The Independent Florida Alligator - November 19, 2015

A proposed amendment to Santa Fe College rules that e-cigarettes are placed under the same tobacco rules as regular cigarettes moved closer to final approval ...

1 Day Stand Against Tobacco
SIU News - November 19, 2015

SIUC is one of many campuses across the country who has adopted a smoke-free policy. To celebrate this achievement, SIUC will be participating in the ...

Marion County Public Health Encourages Smokers to Join in the ...
KNIA / KRLS Radio - November 19, 2015

Clark says there's a large number of students in Marion County middle schools who are using tobacco products, including vape pens and e-cigarettes.

Vaping status quo
Nu Journal - November 19, 2015

... took an hour and a half, but the information presented wasn't enough to convince a majority of the council to treat e-cigarettes like regular tobacco cigarettes.

Local Government Insider: New Albany latest to ban tobacco sales ...
Columbus Dispatch - November 19, 2015

The ordinances that have been passed also ban the sale of "alternative nicotine products" and, in some cases, electronic cigarettes. The Grandview Heights City ...

Poll shows 17 percent of undergrads smoke
The Brown Daily Herald - November 19, 2015

About 17 percent of undergraduate students smoke cigarettes or e-cigarettes, according to a Herald poll conducted Oct. 28-29. The poll found that 9.7 percent of ...

EDITORIAL: No public vaping in McAllen, statewide e-cigarette ...
Monitor - November 19, 2015

And in the case of electronic cigarettes, there is much that we don't know regarding the potential harmful effects of this form of smoking that is growing in ...

Pierce County bans e-cigarettes for minors, vaping in public
The Seattle Times - November 19, 2015

TACOMA - Minors in Pierce County who have taken up vaping will have to stop come January, as officials have decided to regulate electronic-cigarette ...

Better vape than never: One man's epic pre-ban e-cig smoke sesh
Milwaukee Record - November 19, 2015

It's likely you haven't heard, but those who smoke electronic cigarettes may find their basic human rights going up in smoke-or more accurately, up in some ...

LAWSUIT EXPOSES CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICALS FROM E-CIGARETTES
CEH - Center for Environmental Health - November 19, 2015

it has filed lawsuits against leading tobacco companies and other e-cigarette companies, including RJ Reynolds (Vuse brand), Fontem/Imperial Tobacco (blu brand), NJOY and 12 others for high levels of two cancer-causing chemicals found by independent testi

Poll: Most Americans see e-cigarettes as harmful, favor regulation
Harvard School of Public Health - November 2015

A new poll by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and STAT finds that most Americans (65%) believe that electronic cigarettes are harmful to people who use them. That's less than those who believe that tobacco cigarettes are harmful (96%) but more than those who believe that marijuana is harmful (58%). The poll also found broad approval for regulating e-cigarettes, a move currently under consideration by the Food and Drug Administration.

Webinar: The State of ENDS Science
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) - November 19, 2015

In this webinar, our panel of experts will provide an updated state of knowledge about the safety and efficacy of ENDS from a scientific research standpoint. We will also continue discussions that began at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015 and continued at ...

Snuff Out Teen Use of E-Cigarettes, Experts Say
CapeCod.com News - November 19, 2015

e-cig - 3 HYANNIS - Smoking by young people has dropped since the 1970s, but electronic cigarettes are enticing a whole new generation to try nicotine.

Palm Beach Vapors Enters Health and Wellness Market with Launch ...
PharmiWeb.com (press release) - November 19, 2015

Recent studies have found electronic cigarettes to be up to 95 percent less harmful than traditional cigarette smoking, and millions of smokers worldwide have ...

E-cigarettes - a potent mix of danger for the young
Straits Times (sg) - November 19, 2015

And the explosion in flavours, which also include Red Bull, Yakult grape and milk tea, shows how much the use of e-cigarettes has grown across the border and why there is now a major and very heated debate there on how to regulate it.

E-cigarettes to be banned on London Midland trains from Tamworth
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RAIL operator London Midland will ban staff and passengers from using ... the train company's existing approach to cigarettes and other smoking materials. ...

Will Vaping Kill Me?
Coach - November 18, 2015

E-cigarettes are a developing technology and they'll need to be continually monitored to ensure that if any new concerns emerge, recommendations to smokers ...

KC and KCK should raise legal age to 21 to reduce teenage smoking
Kansas City Star - November 18, 2015

The Kansas City ordinances would include one prohibiting the use of vapor products in ... About 95 percent of long-term smokers started before age 21.

American Canyon to go with 'green' energy supplier, ban tobacco ...
Vallejo Times Herald - November 18, 2015

The subject of tobacco and e-cigarette stores, vapor bars and hookah bars came up ... bars tend to provide sweet-flavored tobaccos to patrons, which appears to be ... as middle school age - (using e-cigarettes and similar items)," she said.

Los Gatos: New mayor, vice mayor selected
San Jose Mercury News - November 18, 2015

In particular, Jensen called out Hillbrook School's new conditional use permit, which she said ... "They came forward to us with a proposal to ban e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes to be banned from all London Midland train stations
Coventry Telegraph - November 18, 2015

London Midland has taken the decision to ban passengers and staff from ... who say that both traditional and non-traditional smoking should be barred, and we ...

BOWMAN: What happens when you ban e-cigarettes
The Adam Smith Institute - November 18, 2015

Regression analyses consider how state bans on e-cigarette sales to minors influence smoking rates among 12 to 17 year olds. Such bans yield a statistically significant 0.9 percentage point increase in recent smoking in this age group, relative to states

E-Cigarette Sales Drop Off
WBUR Here and Now - November 18, 2015

Sales of electronic cigarettes have been falling in recent months, as the industry deals with inventory issues, increasing safety concerns and some new state laws targeting e-cigs.

FTC Seeks Public Comments on E-Cigarette Marketing
regulations.gov - November 18, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a notice in the Federal Register that it intends to collect information on the sales and marketing activities of major e-cigarette marketers. The deadline to submit public comments on proposed information requests to e-cigarette marketers is December 28, 2015.

Vaping Could Expose You To Higher Levels Of Nicotine And Cancer ...
Yahoo News UK - November 18, 2015

And last year, a separate study revealed that certain e-cigarettes contain more carcinogens than cigarettes - going far to support the notion that vaping isn't that ...

California company sued over chemicals in e-liquids
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - November 17, 2015

In one of the first lawsuits filed in the United States by consumers alleging harm from liquids used in e-cigarettes or other vaping devices, three people from ...

Go to quit smoking clinics instead of vaping, doc says
Free Malaysia Today - November 18, 2015

"They (quit smoking clinics) are free but unfortunately there are no takers," she ... urging for a total ban on vaping, Zainudin said, and advised smokers that it was ...

E-Cigarettes: How Tobacco Cessation Programs Are Grappling With ...
WBAA - November 18, 2015

Youth e-cigarette use is on the rise and state cessation programs are having to ... current regulation on vapor products is limited to a ban on sales to minors.

Joe Nocera's contentious e-cigarette crusade
HealthNewsReview.org - November 18, 2015

According to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, existing research on the use of e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting "provides mixed results." Smoking an ...

Will Philip Morris (PM) Stock Be Hurt by Lagging E-Cigarette Sales?
TheStreet.com - November 18, 2015

Philip Morris is a Richmond VA-based tobacco products manufacturer including cigarettes, nicotine containing products and also distributes e-cigarettes. ...

California tobacco tax hike will save lives: Guest commentary
LA Daily News - November 18, 2015

Equally worrisome, teens are using e-cigarettes at an alarming rate with use tripling among middle and high school students in California. This high-tech ...

Leading A Smoke-Free Life
SDSU Newscenter - November 18, 2015

"It's not just about smoking cigarettes," Williams said. "Electronic cigarette use is highly prevalent among college students, which is something we need to ...

Sedgwick County Commissioners hear pros and cons of vaping
KAKE - November 18, 2015

Wichita, KS Sedgwick County Commissioners heard on Tuesday two sides of the issue on electronic cigarettes or e-cigs and what's called vaping, the inhaling of ...

Prince George's County close to banning indoor 'vaping' - with the ...
The Republic - November 18, 2015

An amendment proposed by council member Derrick Leon Davis exempts National Harbor's new MGM National Harbor casino from the ban, a move he says ...

A cloud of questions over vaping
Kansas City Star - November 18, 2015

Logically, both sides can't be right about vaping. Yet ever since electronic cigarettes became popular a few years ago, a hotly contested conversation has lived ...

Scene Report: Vaping in Seattle
Seattle Weekly - November 17, 2015

This week, he's plunging puckered mouth-first into the confusing, but rapidly expanding vape culture that's taking over town-braving a ...

Council bans smoking in City parks
Cottage Grove Sentinel - November 17, 2015

...9, and will ban not only smoking, but electronic cigarettes and all tobacco use as well, which is a step further than other smoking bans around the state. ...

With no FDA regulations, people decide on safety of e-cigarettes
Valley News Live - November 17, 2015

Fargo, ND (Valley News Live) Public health officials remain skeptical about the safety of e-cigarettes, even though teens and young adults report using them as an alternative to regular cigarettes.

With "vaping" on the rise, UAH student hopes to increase awareness ...
UAH News (press release ) November 17, 2015

In fact, the use of electronic nicotine delivery devices - also known as vaporizers or e-cigarettes - has been steadily increasing over the last 10 years, with ...

Santa Fe College to discuss limiting e-cigarettes
The Independent Florida Alligator - November 17, 2015

The Career Service Council will discuss and vote on a proposed amendment during a meeting Wednesday that would place e-cigarettes under existing college ...

E-cigarettes up for debate once again
KSN-TV - November 17, 2015

"The vapor from e-cigarettes contains harmful and poisonous substances that we believe, Tobacco Free Wichita believes would be harmful to have in county ...

As Bevin Eyes Health Care Rollback, Beshear Touts Progress
89.3 WFPL - November 17, 2015

Efforts to institute a statewide smoking ban have failed. ... Louisville banned smoking in most public places a decade ago. A total of ... Lawmakers have been successful at banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and making executive branch ...

Falmouth schools ban electronic cigarettes
The Forecaster - November 17, 2015

The board updated policy language to add electronic cigarettes to its list of substances banned from school property. The policy revisions were required by the ...

Pr. George's County bans indoor 'vaping' - except at MGM casino
Washington Post - November 17, 2015

Prince George's County lawmakers passed a bill on Tuesday that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in all places where smoking is currently prohibited, ...

Ramsey County Clean Indoor Air Ordinance to take effect
Sun Focus - November 17, 2015

The Ramsey County Clean Indoor Air Ordinance was adopted on Sept. ... Smoking and vaping are prohibited in all public venues such as offices, restaurants ...

I 'hit the button and it just blew up': Columbus man almost loses an ...
Grand Island Independent - November 17, 2015

A local man almost lost an ear after he says an electronic cigarette blew up in his face. Andrew Bruhn, 29, was in his garage Nov. 9 when his e-cig stopped ...

Think E-Cigs are a Better Alternative to Cigarettes?
KVRR - November 17, 2015

If you think that e-cigarettes, or e-cigs, are a better alternative to smoking, you may ... Health officials say vapor and e-cig users are also taking a risk, because...

Pa needs legislation banning e-cigs for teens
The Herald - November 17, 2015

Concern is growing over the rising popularity of e-cigarettes among young people at a time when cigarette smoking is declining. "They're going to be addicted to ...

Councilmen postpone e-cigarette ban
Laredo Morning Times - November 17, 2015

The proposal would ban the devices - commonly known as e-cigarettes - from city buildings, parks, sports facilities, the Laredo International Airport, bridges, ...

McAllen bans e-cigarettes in public places
Brownsville Herald - November 17, 2015

banning the use of e-cigarettes from any public place where smoking is currently prohibited. The city law is effective immediately just as the new state law banning minors from buying electronic cigarettes takes effect this month. Starting Jan. 1, violato...

Big Virginia retailer goes smoke-free
Washington Business Journal - November 17, 2015

Virginia Tire & Auto's smoking ban coincides with the Great American Smokeout. The smoking ban covers all smoking, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes ...

Survey: Teens support e-cigarette restrictions
AAP News - November 17, 2015

The majority of teens and their parents support restricting the use of e-cigarettes in public and banning minors from buying them, according to a new report ...

Robert Califf, FDA Nominee, Queried on Industry Ties
New York Times - November 17, 2015

A crucial decision on how to regulate electronic cigarettes is expected this fall, and Congress is halfway through a substantial overhaul of the way the agency ...

Penang mulls ban on vaping at non-smoking zones
Malay Mail (my) - November 17, 2015

"The state has a Smoke Free Penang initiative at gazetted areas and we have proposed that vaping will also not be allowed in these non-smoking zones," he said when interrupting a speech by backbencher, RSN Rayer (Seri Delima - DAP). Dr Afif said they …

Public Ignorance About E-Cigarettes, In One Awful Poll
Daily Caller - November 16, 2015

But Cynthia Cabrera, executive director and president of the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association, told The Daily Caller News Foundation the move will ...

Grover Norquist Speech in New Orleans: The Vaping Movement Will ...
Americans for Tax Reform (blog ) November 16, 2015

As Grover explains, the large number of consumers using these products to live healthier tobacco-free lives represents a political movement that politicians ...

Lawsuit Claims Vape Company Lied About the Chemicals it Puts in ...
Motherboard - November 16, 2015

A group of three vapers has filed a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit for false advertising against a US company that makes flavored liquids for e-cigarettes.

Clearing The Air: Are You Safe When You Vape?
KDLT News - November 16, 2015

But unlike with cigarettes aspects of vaping aren't regulated. ... "It hasn't happened yet with the electronic cigarette because it's not defined as a traditional ...

E-Cigarette Tax Tweaked by Council Committee
DNAinfo - November 16, 2015

Aldermen are tweaking a tax on e-cigarettes to put the emphasis on the volume of liquid nicotine consumed rather than the containers sold. Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) called it a "crucial Issue ... right-sizing the amount we're charging" in testimony before ...

E-cigarettes Help Some Smokers Quit Cigarettes
ScienceBlog.com (blog) - November 16, 2015

A new Rutgers-led study found that people who have quit smoking cigarettes within the last year are four times more likely than current smokers to use e-cigarettes daily. The study, published recently in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, was conducted by Rutgers School of Public Health and the Schroeder Institute, the research arm of Truth Initiative, a national public health group.
This is in line with other recent evidence that regular, daily e-cigarette use may help some smokers quit cigarettes, said Cristine Delnevo, researcher at the School of Public Health and lead author of the study.

Feds to punish public-housing tenants for smoking in their own apartments
R Street - November 16, 2015

The current draft regulations hint at the possibility that the federal government might ban e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco, as well. Since these things deliver ...

Teens, Parents Share E-Cig Concerns, Poll Finds
WebMD - November 16, 2015

Teens agree with parents that the sale of electronic cigarettes should be tightly controlled, a new U.S. poll finds. "We found overwhelming public support of state efforts to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors," poll director Dr. Matthew Davis, a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Michigan, said in a university news release.

New poll shows strong support for restrictions on e-cigarettes
Michigan Radio - November 16, 2015

The latest C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan finds a majority of parents and teens agree that e-cigarettes should be restricted in public spaces, come with health warnings and be taxed like conventional cigarettes.

Why E-Cigs Are So Deceptive: Their danger could lie in their 'sweet' flavors
LifeZette - November 16, 2015

Peter Denholtz smoked cigarettes for 36 years. Though his mother died of lung cancer and he desperately wanted to stop smoking, Denholtz, now age 55, ...

No One Will Smoke Cigarettes by 2050
GazetteUnion,com (blog) - November 16, 2015

In August, a study commissioned by Public Health England concluded e-cigarettes are 95 percent safer than tobacco and could be "game-changer" for getting ...

Vaping not exempt from smoke-free law
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - November 16, 2015

A few weeks ago, I was waiting outside of a restaurant to be seated. As two men, who were also waiting, were having a conversation and vaping, the smothering odor of strawberry-banana and blueberries began to permeate the air. Not only did it make my nose itch, causing me to sneeze uncontrollably, but I began to feel nauseous from the intoxicating scent. Act 19 states: In a report issued this month on workplace tobacco policies, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health warns about the secondhand exposure to nicotine from e-cigarettes. Nicotine is addictive and toxic and harmful even at low doses. It is an acute irritant and capable of causing headache and nausea. For pregnant women, nicotine can transfer to and harm the developing fetus. As reported by Hawaii News Now, the Hina Mauka drug treatment facility in K neohe helps more than 2,500 people annually and is seeing a growing number of patients who report they were vaping methamphetamine and other dangerous drugs. According to Alan Johnson, president and CEO of the facility, almost any drug that can be turned into a liquid can be vaped.

Cleveland council member wants to raise age limit for sale of tobacco products to 21
newsnet5.com - November 16, 2015

That includes alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes. He also proposed that the city strive for a tobacco-free workforce by January 2016, asking that the ...

E-cigarettes banned on Hulbert city property
Tahlequah Daily Press - November 16, 2015

E-cigarette users are going to have to keep their vapor off of city property. The Hulbert Board of Trustees convened Thursday evening to discuss vapor cigarettes, employee stipends and other business.

Sedgwick County Commissioners to hear arguments on e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
KWCH - November 15, 2015

Tuesday, during the Sedgwick County Commission's staff meeting, both sides of the e-cigarette argument will be discussed. Commissioners are working to make the policy on the product's use in county buildings more clear.

Board of Health approves Snohomish County vaping ordinance
Bothell/Kenmore Reporter - November 15, 2015

Board of Health approves Snohomish County vaping ordinance ... Vape-only retail outlets that do not allow minors in their store and meet other requirements, ...

PFISTERER: E-cigs: one dirty vice replaces another
Staunton Daily News Leader - November 15, 2015

It would be so easy to go back. But with a difference. Not to tobacco this time, but to vaping. To take a puff of the electronic nicotine delivery system and instead of cigarette smoke Id inhale an aerosol. Kind of like the inhaler I use for my COPD only not doctor-prescribed. This ones for a variation on the nasty little habit called smoking.

Ingham County Announces New E-Cigarette Regulations
WSYM-TV - November 14, 2015

The Ingham County Health Department will require stores to get a license to sell e-cigarettes and is banning the sale to minors as of January first....

Editorial: The FDA's delay in releasing electronic cigarette regulations is putting the young at risk
Deseret News - November 14, 2015

The comment period for proposed Food and Drug Administration regulations of electronic cigarettes ended more than a year ago, but the agency says it is waiting for the results of many studies before deciding what to do. Yet millions of Americans, in the meantime, are ingesting harmful chemicals, with long-term consequences.

In-depth study on vaping business soon
The Star Online - November 14, 2015

KUCHING: An in-depth study will be carried out on the vaping industry to see how it ... to determine the nicotine level in vape liquids and who can produce them.

Ask A Native New Yorker: What Can I Do About Scofflaw E-Cig Vapers?
Gothamist - November 14, 2015

So, what is one to do about the fact that people seem to be completely disregarding the fact that it is also illegal to smoke those damn e-cigarettes indoors. Why is this law not enforced? The science on e-cigs is still extremely fluid. Most of them heat a combination of water, nicotine, flavoring, and propylene glycol, which is stuff that's found in fog juice and scores of other household products and even some foods. Is it harmful to repeatedly inhale a bunch of man-made chemicals into your lungs? Probably. (Amazingly, there are naturally-occurring chemicals that you may burn and inhale without significantly affecting your mortality.) How harmful?

Fair, county board discuss smoke-free policy on fairgrounds
Southernminn.com - November 13, 2015

... In consideration of the large number of guests that attend the Steele County Free Fair, smoking (including use of electronic cigarettes) will be allowed only in ...

Palo Alto considers banning e-cigarettes wherever tobacco isn't allowed
San Jose Mercury News - November 13, 2015

Electronic cigarette vapors could soon be banned in all public places where smoking tobacco is not allowed. Liz Williams, of Americans for Non-smokers Rights, said that cigarette residue "is very difficult to remove in terms of time and cost." ...

Colorado Springs public housing agency won't implement smoking ban before federal mandate
Colorado Springs Gazette - November 13, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, which emit vapor, would not be subject to the ban. The public has about two months to comment. The ban would take effect 18 months after ...

Electronic cigarette use rising among teenagers
Medical Xpress - November 13, 2015

Use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs for short, has increased among adolescents, but the jury is still out on how many young people are becoming addicted, ...

Raise smoking age to 21 and regulate e-cigs, pediatricians urge
FinancialSpots.com - November 13, 2015

"I think it's a good idea", Havice said of the advertising campaign. The White House should quickly issue a final rule extending the FDA's authority to all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and cigars, so the FDA can prevent the marketing and sale of these products to kids, including candy and fruit-flavored e-cigarettes that studies show are being used in large numbers by kids.

The FDA may soon be able to vaporize e-cigarette products
MarketWatch - November 13, 2015

The recent rise in popularity of e-cigarettes has become a new source of worry for parents of teenagers, but upcoming federal regulations could make them less available than tobacco cigarettes. Vapor retail sales are expected to reach $3.5 billion this year, according to Wells Fargo WFC, -0.66% with e-cigarette sales making up $1.5 billion and other larger and custom vaporizing devices accounting for $2 billion in sales.

What Happens Inside Your Body Immediately After Vaping An E-Cigarette
malaysiandigest.com - November 13, 2015

In the absence of overall expert opinion on the effects of vaping, everyone is making their own decisions to vape. The rapid rise of vaping worldwide has created a global vaping culture that has outpaced research into the health implications of vaping and even before authorities worldwide have had a chance to formulate laws and control mechanisms to regulate the booming global vape industry.

Young pharmicists against vaping and e-cigarettes Lim Shi Hao
The Malaysian Insider - November 13, 2015

As promoters of health and well-being, young pharmacists reject the use of ... the practice of vaping and to restrict the sales of e-cigarettes and vape liquids.

NGO wants govt to set age limit for vaping
Astro Awani - November 13, 2015

MELAKA: The Coalition of Melaka Smoke-Free NGOs (GaNMBAR) today called on the government to set the age limit for buying of e-cigarette or vape to 18 ...

Parks and Rec Recommends Restricting E-Cigs
Twin Falls Times-News - November 13, 2015

The Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Commission is recommending that vaping devices and electronic cigarettes be added to the citys policy restricting smoking in parks.

Working For You: Underage Vaping Becoming A Local Trend [VIDEO]
KPVI News 6 - November 13, 2015

Data released last month by the Centers for Disease Control shows that the popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to rise, with more than 12.6% of adults admitting theyve tried the device. Among high schoolers, that number is even higher, nearly 13.5%. Idaho prohibits the use of E-Cigarettes by minors, but the devices are still finding their way into kids hands. In Idaho its against the law to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18, the state defines electronic cigarettes as any device capable of providing an inhaled dose of nicotine through a vaporized solution that includes all the components of an E-Cigarette even the liquid nicotine.

New Somerville health initiatives restrict tobacco, promote nutrition ...
Wicked Local Somerville - November 13, 2015

City officials are looking to further restrict smoking in Somerville while promoting healthy eating at local restaurants. The new smoking regulations would increase where smoking is restricted in Somerville, Kress said. Currently, smoking is prohibited in city parks and playgrounds, but this regulation would also ban it from within 50 feet of city buildings. It also bans smoking in restaurants outdoor areas, although Kress said he did not know of any Somerville restaurants that allowed patio smoking. The regulations would also bring vape shops under tobacco retail regulations and treat vaping and e-cigarettes with the same restrictions as other tobacco products.

USF's Tampa campus to ban smoking on entire campus beginning Jan. 1
Tampa Tribune - November 12, 2015

The chance to have an authorized puff anywhere on the campus of the University of South Florida will go up in smoke by the start of 2016 An October count by the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights found at least 1,620 completely smoke free colleges and universities in the nation, 769 of which also prohibit e-cigarette use. In Florida, 23 colleges and universities have a campus-wide smoking ban, including Hillsborough Community College.

Marathon County makes a weak case against vaping
Wausau Daily Herald - November 12, 2015

EDITOR: I recently used the Marathon County government website to view the County Board at work via a streaming video. Very educational feature. A resolution was produced to misinform and mislead supervisors regarding the attempt to include e-cigarettes, which are a much safer alternative to tobacco, in Wisconsins Clean Indoor Air Act. No tobacco, tar, harmful chemicals or other carcinogenic combustion products are in e-cig products. They are used by some smokers to quit smoking, including one of the county supervisors.

Woodstock planners approve e-cigarette shop proposal
Atlanta Journal Constitution - November 12, 2015

The Woodstock Planning Commission has approved a conditional use permit for a tobacco specialty "vape" shop in the busy Ga. 92 corridor. The council signed ...

Research Round Up: Why Are E-Cigs So Popular?
Chicago Inno - November 12, 2015

This week a University of Illinois at Chicago professor dives into the recent popularity of e-cigarettes: the vaporizing alternative to cigarettes that some say aren't ...

Experts discuss issues with e-cigarettes, vaping
Midland Daily News - November 12, 2015

A recent town hall meeting focused on the effects of e-cigarettes - including those we don't yet know about - and how to talk to youths about vaping.

McAllen adds 'vaping' devices, e-cigarettes to smoking regulations
KGBT 4 (Harlingen, TX) - November 12, 2015

The McAllen City Commission added e-cigarettes and vaping devices to existing smoking regulations on Monday. "We actually get quite a bit of calls from the citizens of McAllen about e-cigarettes -- and complaining," said City Manager Roy Rodriguez, who...

Snohomish Co. bans e-cigarettes, vaping in public
KOMO TV - November 12, 2015

...health officials voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to ban vaping and electronic cigarettes in public places. As part of the new regulations, anyone under the age of 18 cannot buy or posess vapor products. Stores that sell vaping products need to carry...

Marathon County makes a weak case against vaping
Wausau Daily Herald - November 12, 2015

A resolution was produced to misinform and mislead supervisors regarding the attempt to include e-cigarettes, which are a much safer alternative to tobacco, ...

Battling E-Cigarettes and Empowering Teens, Communities 4 Action ...
Huffington Post - November 12, 2015

"E-cigarettes have been glamorized. Young people think there's nothing in them that is harmful... but they're electronic nicotine delivery systems," said Ingrid ...

Man injured after e-cigarette explodes in face in Malaysian town
Philippine Daily Inquirer - November 12, 2015

A man in Gopeng, Malaysia reportedly needed six stitches on his lips after an e-cigarette or vape exploded when he was using it. Salleh Awang Hat, 33, was traumatized by the incident on Nov 5 and has since quit vaping.

The Great American Smokeout Blows Up Vape Debate
Ipfwcommunicator - November 11, 2015

This year, IPFW's goal is to tackle the new trends of e-cigarettes and vaping. Judy Tillapaugh, RD, ACSM, HFS, the IPFW wellness/fitness coordinator, who is ...

EDITORIAL: Act to protect youth from e-cigarettes
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune - November 11, 2015

The Legislature had an opportunity in the last session to regulate e-cigarettes and failed to due to strong opposition from the vaping industry. The health board should show stronger resolve and protect Pierce County children.

Spartanburg health focus groups hope to receive $25000
Spartanburg Herald Journal - November 11, 2015

... is focusing efforts to reduce youth access to and use of tobacco products. ... the dangers of e-cigarettes and create prevention strategies around research data.

Group Calls on Candidates to Promote E-Cigs During Debates
Washington Free Beacon - November 11, 2015

The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association sent a letter to each candidate following the GOP debate on Tuesday evening "suggesting they consider ...

Vaping health risks up in the air
The Campus Chronicle - November 11, 2015

"I own a KangerTech PV … it was about $80 and the juice runs $10-$20. It's a lot cheaper than smoking." When asked about DMACC's tobacco-free policy he ...

Could Your E-Cigarette Explode in Your Face?
Yahoo! Health - November 10, 2015

she heard what sounded like gunfire and saw flames. "That's when I looked back and I found my husband bent over here in the garage and gasping for air and he couldn't even speak to me," she says. In addition to burns on his mouth, throat, and hand, Josh …

E-cigarettes increase nicotine use among Alaska teens
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - November 10, 2015

Alaska teens have increased their use of nicotine products since the arrival of electronic cigarettes, and a nearly two-decade decline in the use of traditional tobacco products among teenagers has stagnated since 2011, a recent survey shows.

Adolescent e-cigarette use tied to breathing problems
Reuters - November 10, 2015

Adolescents who reported using e-cigarettes were about 30 percent more likely to report respiratory symptoms than those who never used e-cigarettes, in a study from China. The increased risk of breathing problems - like a cough or phlegm - varied depend

Homewood amends smoking ordinance to include electronic ...
Birmingham Business Journal - November 10, 2015

The Homewood City Council on Monday unanimously decided to amend the city's smoking ordinance to include e-cigarettes. The decision follows concerns ...

Editorial: E-cigarette ban makes for a healthier campus
Iowa State Daily - November 10, 2015

The air on campus was smoke-free, and the national goal to kick cigarette addiction was going smoothly. Only about 18 percent of people between the ages of ...

Simpson County Schools working to ban e-cigs
WBKO - November 10, 2015

(WBKO)-- E-cigarettes have become a popular trend. Simpson County schools are working to change that. "E-cigs and the vapors, we don't know what's in there ...

City urged to restrict youth smoking
Neosho Daily News - November 10, 2015

Her aim, she said, is to make it harder for youngsters to start smoking in the first ... for an ordinance that would restrict the sale of tobacco products, e-cigarettes, ...

Editorial: Tax on e-cigs a clear yes; on nicotine levels, it's cloudier
Albuquerque Journal - November 10, 2015

New Mexico already taxes cigarettes, cigars and smokeless products such as dip, chew and snuff. And the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is in the process ...

E-cigarette presentation set Nov. 17
INFORUM - November 10, 2015

FARGO - To mark the Great American Smoke Out and Lung Cancer Awareness Month, local community health organizations will conduct an electronic cigarette ...

Report: Closing health gaps would lengthen lives in N.D., Minn.
INFORUM - November 10, 2015

But she acknowledged that a high proportion of students, 22 percent, reported using electronic cigarettes. "Certainly our work is not done," Scott said.

Vaping on campus: Passing fad or here to stay?
The Beacon - November 10, 2015

Electronic cigarettes and vaping are becoming a national trend, but many people do not realize there may be serious health risks involved. Others hope vaping ...

Health board to vote on e-cigarette regulations
PNW Local News - November 10, 2015

Bans on e-cigarettes in the work place are optional at the discretion of the employer. ... unlike traditional cigarette, which release chemicals in the form of smoke.

Poll: Shocking Ignorance On Risks Of E-Cigs Thanks To 'Dishonest ...
Daily Caller - November 10, 2015

On the issue of banning different flavored vaping products, a popular target ... critics, 48 percent of those polled opposed a ban while 46 percent supported one. ... than tobacco and could be "game-changer" for getting people to quit smoking.

E-cigarettes widely seen as harmful in STAT-Harvard poll
Pharmacy Today - November 10, 2015

Findings from a new nationwide survey could lend support to FDA's push to regulate electronic cigarettes, a relatively new product whose health impact has yet ...

E-Cigarette Explodes as Guy Tries to Smoke It
Newser - November 10, 2015

Instead, on Friday, it exploded while he was smoking it, the Arkansas man tells ... But the idea of banning e-cigarette sales to teens is not as good as it may ...

Tobacco use fueled by e-cigs, hookah remains high among US ...
EurekAlert (press release) - November 10, 2015

It is designed to burn specialty tobacco which is typically flavored. ... Hispanic/Latino participants reported substantial use of e-cigarettes and/or hookah.

Teen Use of E-Cigs Leads To Breathing Problems
Parent Herald - November 10, 2015

WHO recommended that concerned agencies must designate "smoke-free" policies in its 2014 report to ensure that smoking among teenagers is "denormalize.

City of Edmonton's new e-cigarettes bylaw now in effect
Toxcy - November 10, 2015

EDMONTON - Effective Tuesday, the use of e-cigarettes is banned from all public places in Edmonton where smoking is already prohibited.The ban on smoking ...

MSPs back new restrictions on e-cigarettes sales
Scotsman - November 9, 2015

The committee has been examining a Scottish Government Bill that would introduce restrictions on the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes, including a minimum ...

Proposed rules would limit e-cigarette use and possession in Pierce ...
TheNewsTribune.com - November 9, 2015

Electronic cigarettes and related products would be regulated under a new set of rules to be considered Nov. 18 by the Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health.

Cascades E. Transit, Deschutes libraries to go smoke-, vape-free
KTVZ - November 9, 2015

... County tobacco prevention and education coordinators this summer after receiving comments from the public about a desire for smoke-free properties.

E-cigarette warning issued after toddler swallows liquid
goodtoknow - November 9, 2015

Doctors have issued a warning to parents who use e-cigarettes after a young girl swallowed the liquid used inside the device. 15-month-old Eva, from Perth in Scotland, was hospitalised after ingesting the toxic substance, which generally contains propylene glycol, glycerin, water, nicotine, and flavorings such as fruit and chocolate.

MSPs back new restrictions on e-cigarettes sales
Scotsman - November 9, 2015

MSPS have called for national guidance on the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes as they backed new restrictions on their sale. Holyroods Health Committee also threw its weight behind a legally enforceable ban on smoking in parts of hospital grounds.

E-cigs restriction plan concerns Andrew RT Davies [VIDEO]
BBC News - November 9, 2015

... accused the Welsh government of planning to restrict the use of e-cigarettes ... de-normalisation of smoking that we have seen since the the smoking ban is ...

Homewood City Council voting on new smoking ordinance Monday
WVTM13 - November 9, 2015

The Homewood City Council is expected to vote on a new smoking ordinance at its meeting on Monday. The proposed ordinance would take a stronger stance against e-cigarettes.

Berryville council approves tobacco ban in parks
Carroll County News - November 9, 2015

The Berryville City Council approved an ordinance banning tobacco use at city parks on a third and final reading Tuesday night. The ordinance prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products in all parks owned or maintained by the city. It bans smoking, inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lit tobacco product. It also prohibits chewed tobacco and the use of e-cigarettes.

Vaping regulation aims to stop the sale of vape products to minors
The State News - November 9, 2015

It is called vaping, and the Ingham County Health Department is currently working on a piece of legislation that will regulate its sale similar to products with tobacco in order to prevent its sale to minors. According to Ingham County, the goal of the Electronic Smoking Device Licensing Regulation is reducing youth access to electronic smoking products as well as maintaining compliance and licensing records of businesses that sell electronic smoking devices.

New CDC Data: More Than 9 Million Adults Vape Regularly in the United States
Americans for Tax Reform (blog) - November 9, 2015

A recently released report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that in 2014, 3.7 percent of American adults used electronic cigarettes or vapor products on a regular basis. That figure represents more than 9 million adult consumers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

'E-cigarettes must be treated like tobacco cigarettes'
Deutsche Welle - November 9, 2015

E-cigarettes will no longer be sold to children and adolescents, according to a new draft law in Germany. And rightly so, says …

'Only pharmacists, doctors can sell nicotine e-cigarettes'
Malaysiakini (subscription) - November 9, 2015

Electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine can only be sold by licenced pharmacists and registered medical practioners, says Health director-general Datuk Dr ...

Marijuana, meth found in M'sian e-cigarettes
The New Paper - November 9, 2015

The vape liquids sold in Johor have been found to contain drugs such as marijuana, methamphetamine and ketum juice, said the Malaysian Government.

If it self-combusts, recall product
New Straits Times Online - November 9, 2015

A FIRE incident occurred on board a Malindo Air flight recently. An electronic-cigarette battery that a passenger was carrying, exploded in his lap. One would expect that the responsible thing for the manufacturer of these e-cigarettes to do was to immediately withdraw the product from the market.

Vape traders threaten Najib with million-vote loss
Free Malaysia Today - November 8, 2015

Subramaniam urged to resign for vape raids, PM reminded of one million votes from ... has formed a task force to look into the long-term effects of the vaping...

E-cigarette regulations may increase teen smoking (and help Big Tobacco)
Washington Post - November 8, 2015

As teen smoking rates have declined, teen use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices have increased. This is a real concern, and it has prompted many states to ban e-cigarette sales to minors. Such regulation sounds like a good idea, but new research suggests it may backfire. A forthcoming paper in the Journal of Health Economics finds that bans on teen access to e-cigarettes may increase teen smoking rates. Heres how the Yale School of Public Health describes the research:

Clay County board passes restrictions on e-cigs
WDAY - November 8, 2015

Moorhead, MN (Forum News Service) - Electronic cigarettes will get the same treatment as conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products in Clay County, after the Clay County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance to prohibit e-cigs wherever smoking is prohibited.

Redrafted Worcester smoking ban, e-cigarette regs up for debate Tuesday
Worcester Telegram - November 8, 2015

WORCESTER The city administration has re-drafted in its entirety the local tobacco control ordinance to incorporate additional recommendations approved by the City Council back in June. Among other things, the measure would ban smoking in city parks and entire hospital campuses. City Solicitor David M. Moore said the new ordinance recommendations expand the regulatory scope of the city to both the sale of tobacco and the sale of non-regulated nicotine delivery products, such as liquid nicotine products consumed via electronic or battery-operated delivery smoking devices.

Should e-cigarettes be taxed? Legislator thinks so
Tribble Agency (blog) - November 8, 2015

Setting aside that there is no evidence that California is faced with an e-cigarette "crisis", the notion of applying the same standards to them as with actual cigarettes is absurd. The information from high-school students was collected using anonymous bubble-sheets, so specific answers as to why younger users are trying products like e-cigarettes and the practice known as "vaping" is not given...

Less Students Smoking Cigarettes, More Students Smoking E-Cigarettes
KXNet.com - November 8, 2015

North Dakota kids smoke cigarettes less than they used to...far less. But they are dabbling in some other risky behaviors. In fact, 80% of kids said they hadn't smoked or used smokeless tobacco in the previous month. Only 3% of high school students say they smoke cigarettes daily.

Cottage Grove City Council set to ban smoking in city parks
The Register-Guard - November 7, 2015

Smoking and chewing tobacco may soon become things of past in Cottage Groves city-owned parks. The City Council last week took a preliminary vote to ban the use of tobacco in all city parks. A second and final vote, slated for Monday, is expected to seal the deal and prevent smokers from lighting up in any of the citys 29 parks. Tobacco smoke is a health hazard and nuisance, officials say. A few members of the City Council, along with the mayor started talking about it when the city adopted a regulation on e-cigs, Meyers said. And they decided to just prohibit cigarettes totally in parks.

Smoking ban on Preston agenda
The DPost - November 7, 2015

KINGWOOD -- The Preston County Board of Health will again discuss extending the county smoking regulation to include bars, when it meets Tuesday, Nov. 10. The proposed changes would: Ban smoking in bars, which are defined as an area which is devoted to the serving of alcoholic beverages for consumption by guests on the premises and in which the serving of food is only incidental to the consumption of such beverages. Ban smoking in gaming establishments and private clubs, and hotels and motels. Prohibit the use of e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes and hookahs anywhere tobacco use is not allowed.

E-cigarette highest among New York high school students, young ...
SMN Weekly (blog) - November 7, 2015

"In fact, the increased availability and use of e-cigarettes has coincided with a ... and they are regulated as pharmaceutical products by the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance. ... New Mexico bans the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and requires

Smoke free new year for under 21s in Attleboro
The Sun Chronicle - November 7, 2015

ATTLEBORO A ban on the sale of tobacco and nicotine products to anyone under the age of 21 will become law in Attleboro on Jan. 1. However, health officials decided not to completely ban the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products, to the relief of store owners who argued at a public hearing last week that such a ban would cripple or kill their businesses.

Sharon Board of Health revises regulations on tanning facilities, e-cigarettes
Wicked Local Sharon - November 7, 2015

Local tobacco regulations were also revised to address new state regulations on e-cigarettes, septic regulations were updated to be consistent with new ...

Connecticut Addresses E-Cigarettes and Vapor Products, Imposes ...
JD Supra (press release) - November 7, 2015

Connecticut has passed a new law regulating electronic nicotine delivery ... and are not bound by the letter size and language restrictions imposed by the Act.

Vaping facts: What is an e-liquid?
Scottish Daily Record - November 6, 2015

The number of people in the UK now using e-cigarettes has more than doubled in the UK in the last year. An estimated 2.6 million adults now use a vaping device up from an estimated 1.3 million in the previous year. With popularity growing, consumers questions about e-cigs and their contents have also started to rise. Here, we de-bunk some of the myths and mysteries surrounding the smoking cessation device to find out whats actually included.

Health Ministry: E-cigarettes with excessive nicotine can kill
The Star Online - November 6, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry warns that the practice of smoking electronic cigarettes or vapes with excessive nicotine content can cause immediate ...

Taxes for e-cigs in Malaysia being mulled
AsiaOne - November 6, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, personal vaporisers or electronic nicotine delivery systems are battery-powered vaporisers that simulate smoking using aerosolised liquids ...

Najib's Son Voices Support For Vaping Culture On Facebook
malaysiandigest.com - November 6, 2015

I support vaping if it's used within reasonable limits. I know a few vapers personally who have quit smoking due to vape. I hope this industry will continue to ...

Outrage in M'sia as vape shops forced to close after crackdown
TODAYonline - November 6, 2015

They say they wanted to do tests and showed a letter which states that they can confiscate vaping liquids which contain nicotine, vape shop owner Mohd Azlan ...

U.S. smoking hints at rare comeback after decades-long decline
Chicago Tribune - November 6, 2015

That's one reason large tobacco companies have pushed aggressively into the fast-growing market for e-cigarettes. These battery-powered devices, which ...

Many physicians concerned about e-cigarette use ($$)
AAP News - November 6, 2015

From 2013 to 2014, the percentage of high school students using e-cigarettes tripled from 4.5% to 13.4%, and middle school student use increased from 1.1% to ...

Study Shows Teen E-Cig Usage Increasing, Schools Adjust Policies
TWC News - November 6, 2015

Many high schools have to adjust their smoking policies as electronic cigarettes become more popular among teens. As a new study shows teens now are using ...

Youth e-cigarette bans increase youth cigarette smoking
R Street - November 6, 2015

Smoking increased significantly among teens aged 12 to 17 in states that banned e-cigarette sales to minors compared with states that didnt impose bans, according to a study in the Journal of Health Economics by Yale School of Public Healths Abigail Friedman.

Americans smoking more after decades-long decline
TODAYonline - November 6, 2015

For the first time more than a decade, Americans appear to be smoking more. Others are turning to chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes to supplement cigarette habits rather than quit. To public-health groups, any signs that the ...

E-cig use among teens growing dangerously
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - November 6, 2015

As a former secondary teacher who also has worked at schools for high-risk youth, I cant say I was shocked to hear that the principal of a local alternative high school had a drawer full of confiscated vape pens or e-cigs at the start of this school year.

Connecticut Addresses E-Cigarettes And Vapor Products, Imposes ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - November 6, 2015

Connecticut has passed a new law regulating electronic nicotine delivery systems and vapor products in various venues, including numerous places of employment. Effective October 1, 2015, Public Act No. 15 206 (the Act) supersedes and preempts any relevant provisions of municipal laws or ordinances regarding the use of these products.

Council votes to ban e-cigs from campus
Iowa State Daily - November 6, 2015

The Professional and Scientific Council decided to back a proposal that electronic cigarettes be included in the smoke-free policy on Iowa State's campus ...

Pa. needs to pass legislation making sale of e-cigarettes off-limits to ...
LancasterOnline - November 6, 2015

Pennsylvania prohibits the sale of traditional cigarettes to minors. It is legal for minors to buy and use electronic cigarettes that light up on the end to give the use ...

Multnomah County takes first step in Burnside Bridge retrofit or ...
OregonLive.com November 5, 2015

... that sell any form of the product, including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and any device that delivers nicotine to the body, such as electronic cigarettes.

Standards on vape juice vary widely [VIDEO]
WSIL TV - November 5, 2015

The Vaping industry has become increasingly popular as a "safer" alternative to cigarettes, but there are no state or federal regulations to keep those claims in check. ... up 85 percent of the recipe Josh Brown uses to manufacture juice sold at his Vape shop.

Experts debate public health consequences of e-cigarettes
Stanford Medical Center Report - November 5, 2015

Panelists debated whether e-cigarettes could help long-time smokers quit combustible cigarettes, or whether the devices could help make smoking seem like a normal activity again.

Vet bills, electronic cigarettes face new laws as Manitoba legislature ...
Winnipeg Free Press - November 5, 2015

WINNIPEG - New laws governing electronic cigarettes, veterinary bills and other items received final approval Thursday as the Manitoba legislature ended a ...

'Both cigs and vapes should be banned'
The Star (my) - November 5, 2015

says Deputy Health Director-General Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman. He said both are harmful to the body, "if you ask my professional opinion as a medical doctor". "But the question is, do we have the political will to do this?" he said. ...

Senate Dem demands probe into alleged leak of e-cigarette rules
The Hill - November 5, 2015

The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA) last week leaked what it claims to be the table of contents and guidance on premarket tobacco ...

Experts debate public health consequences of e-cigarettes
Stanford Medical Center Report - November 5, 2015

Panelists debated whether e-cigarettes could help long-time smokers quit combustible cigarettes, or whether the devices could help make smoking seem like a ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Vaper Trails / Click here to see our interactive graphic, showing the evidence that informed Public Health England's "95% safer" claim
British Medical Journal - November 5, 2015

"e-cigarettes are around 95% safer than smoked tobacco". This interactive graphic shows the evidence on which this claim is based, the authors of four key documents involved, and their links to different medical and commercial organisations.

Ask the pediatrician: Are e-cigarettes safe around kids?
Charlotte Observer (blog) - November 5, 2015

A nicotine cartridge for an e-cigarette contains up to 20mg of nicotine, which exceeds the estimated fatal dose of nicotine for a child. ...

Are E-Cigarettes Helping to Lower Smoking Rate in US?
Pioneer News - November 5, 2015

... in 2014, which is, in fact, down from 17.8 percent in 2013. He nods, "Rather than impeding progress, e-cigarettes may be accelerating a smoke-free revolution. ...

La Cañada likely to move to restrict vaping
Los Angeles Times - November 5, 2015

Maria Valencia uses an electronic cigarette to vaporize a nicotine solution at ... local businesses that sell the devices to obtain and display a tobacco retail license, ... a step further by banning possession of electronic cigarettes among minors.

Into Thin Air: E-Cig Stores Struggle To Survive With 67 Percent Tax
DCist.com - November 5, 2015

Well, that means it's really over for D.C. Vape Joint, the first e-cigarette store in the District. Co-owner Erik Miller says the new 67 percent tax on e-cig products ...

Western Boone student featured in anti-smoking initiative
Lebanon Reporter - November 5, 2015

More teenagers were using e-cigarettes than were using tobacco, Monitoring The Future said in a December 2014 press release. About 17 of every 100 high ...

Maine's Misguided Vaping Crusade
Times Record (subscription) - November 5, 2015

Despite a new law prohibiting vaping in public places, research continues to show that e-cigarettes are far safer than traditional cigarettes. The new law, which ...

St. Mary's Co. Gov. News Briefs
Southern Maryland Online - November 5, 2015

The St. Mary's County Health Department is seeking contractors to educate local youth on the health risks of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Use of tobacco ...

Ingham County considers e-cigarette regulation
WKAR - November 5, 2015

Health care providers say there's been a big spike in the number of minors using electronic cigarettes in recent years. The Ingham County Health Department ...

E-Cigarette Regulations Could Hurt Vape Shop
WSYM-TV - November 5, 2015

He says three years ago he switched to e-cigarettes and noticed improvements in his health. Now, he works at an e-cig shop in Lansing, and the 29-year-old ...

Rules for tobacco now apply to e-cigarettes under Mercer Clean ...
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - November 5, 2015

GREEN VALLEY - Electronic nicotine devices, also known as e-cigarettes or vaping devices, are now under the same clean indoor air regulations governing ...

Player's Advantage: Casinos should follow same no-smoking rule as ...
Tribune-Review - November 5, 2015

Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, says New Orleans and Hancock County faced the same challenges as Wheeling and ...

Tacoma-Pierce Board of Health to vote on e-cigarettes
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald - November 4, 2015

While the health effects of e-cigarettes are not fully known, teens under 18 ... would protect our youth from e-cigarettes, but our local Board of Health is not going ...

Seen At 11: Shocked - How To Keep Yourself Safe From Exploding ...
CBS Local - November 4, 2015

"Buy a proper charger that's intended for e-cigarettes that will cut off at a proper time and not overcharge your batteries," Babaian said. For fire sciences expert ...

Hidden Danger of Electronic Cigarettes
NBC Connecticut - November 4, 2015

You don't have to vape to be concerned about a hidden danger of electronic cigarettes. They can blow up or catch fire causing very serious injuries. In fact, the ...

Should we switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes?
BBC News - November 4, 2015

Tobacco smoke stays in the air for up to 2.5 hours, so nearby non-smokers can inhale the toxic chemicals too. You selected. Harm to others? Lower risk to others.

Germany approves new bill to ban selling e-cigarettes to young people
Cihan News Agency - November 4, 2015

The German cabinet approved a draft bill on Wednesday to better protect children and young people against health risks arising from the use of e-cigarettes and ...

GORMAL: Public Health England's troubled trail
British Medical Journal - November 4, 2015

its controversial report on e-cigarettes adds to questions about the credibility of the organisation's advice...PHE did "absolutely not" accept that the credibility of the Nutt paper, and hence the PHE's conclusion, was undermined either by its funding so

Five Positive E-Cigs Facts From CDC's Health Survey
CSPnet.com - November 4, 2015

Non-Smokers Are Not Vaping. Contrary to the "gateway" accusation, the study suggests e-cigarettes are generally not attracting non-smokers (both those who ...

MD Anderson Adds B-cell Lymphoma, Other Cancers to Its Moon ...
Lymphoma News Today - November 4, 2015

... trial phase, and develop cancer prevention educational efforts supporting new Texas laws banning the use of tanning beds and electronic cigarettes by minors ...

Vape Regulation Is Coming, and It Just Might Kill the Industry
Motherboard - November 4, 2015

At the moment, the FDA only regulates cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, ... to file an PMTA for each vaping product-every e-cigarette, every flavor of e-liquid-a ...

Nanny State out to snuff e-cigarettes
OCRegister - November 4, 2015

While superficially similar to smoking, scientific studies on e-cigarettes' effects ... to ban their use in parks, while Cerritos recently banned new e-cigarette stores.

Gateway to smoking: E-cigarettes lead young people into smoking ...
TV Newsroom - November 4, 2015

"This new information about e-cigarette use in New York state should further strengthen our resolve to make our communities tobacco free", said Jenna ...

Ashland councilors OK work on proposed smoking ban ordinance
Ashland Daily Tidings - November 4, 2015

Ashland Monday took a step toward banning all types of smoking, including vapor ... proposed the ban, said most cities with bans apply them to the whole town.

E-cigarettes: Just a fad or here to stay?
The Daily Campus - November 4, 2015

"I chose to quit smoking for my health and use the e-cig to quit," she said. ... with many establishments ban smoking, the usage of e-cigarettes and vaporizers are on ... because he was smoking on the rooftop lounge, where smoking is banned.

Health board should set rules for vaping in public
HeraldNet - November 4, 2015

E-cigarettes are battery-powered, typically cylindrical devices that heat a small amount of flavored liquid, commonly containing nicotine, into an aerosol vapor ...

Jefferson tax bills to rise a tad
Daily Union - November 4, 2015

Unanimously approved ordinances to create a campus development zoning ... Passed an ordinance prohibiting minors from having electronic smoking devices.

Hutchinson passes anti-vaping ordinance
KSN-TV - November 3, 2015

The council passing an ordinance Tuesday that bans e-cigarettes or vaping from ... where it seemed like a harmless addition to the current smoking ban and that ...

UPDATE: Monterey and Carmel City Councils take on smoking ...
KIONrightnow.com - November 3, 2015

One of them would have banned smoking on the Municipal Wharf II in Monterey. ... On Tuesday night, both city councils will discuss ordinances that would ban ... In Monterey, the ordinance calls for banning e-cigs where smoking is already ...

Rutgers study finds e-cigs might help cigarette smokers quit
Winston-Salem Journal - November 3, 2015

Research linked to a prominent anti-tobacco advocacy group says that some former traditional cigarette smokers quit in part because of electronic cigarettes. It also found that e-cig experimentation is "extremely low" for non-smoking adults.

Heggland lab studies vaping effects on bone health
Idaho Press-Tribune - November 3, 2015

That's how electronic cigarettes have been marketed. But with little research on how e-cigarettes and vaping can affect the human body, questions remain as to ...

NOCERA: And That's My Opinion!
New York Times - November 3, 2015

smokers "smoke for nicotine, but they die from the tar."... E-cigarettes may not be completely safe, but there is no doubt they could save lives if adult smokers could be encouraged to make the switch. And with that, I've had my last word on the subject.

Reynolds Will Thrive Even If Flavored E-Cigarettes Are Banned
Seeking Alpha - November 3, 2015

Even if they are banned, Reynolds has two major tailwinds. ... I believe the FDA wants to show the anti-cigarette activists that it is doing something to stop smoking, ... I don't believe the FDA would ever ban a type of cigarettes that generate ... The argument made for the banning of flavored vapor products will be the latter one ...

Pediatricians Group Aims to Vaporize Kids' Access to E-Cigs
Medscape - November 3, 2015

"We know that 95% of adults who are tobacco-dependent began smoking before age 21, ... The AAP is recommending a ban on the sale of such devices to anyone ... by youth be banned, that all internet sales be banned, and that any movie, ...

Saving our children with lies and fear
Examiner.com - November 3, 2015

On October 28th Sen. Merkley (D-OR), Sen. Markey (D-MD), and Sen. Blumenthol (D-CT) took time during the Senate's morning session to attack e-cigarettes with a list of lies and fear producing myths regarding vaping. They attacked big tobacco as their ...

Miami researchers testing E-Cigarettes with a robot
WJXT Jacksonville - November 3, 2015

Electronic cigarettes were designed overseas as a tool to help smokers kick the habit. US health experts say these days E-Cigs, as they're called, are more often ...

Woodstock commission to weigh "vape" store application
Atlanta Journal Constitution - November 3, 2015

... for a conditional use permit to set up a tobacco specialty shop at 9745 Ga. ... a permit to set up a "vape" or e-cigarette retail store in the strip shopping center.

Looks like smoke, smells like melons
The Dispatch - November 3, 2015

... makes Mr. Smith most happy about having his business. He takes pride in selling quality equipment and educating... To learn more about vapes and other smoking options, visit the American Lung Association's website at lung.org. You must be age 18 or older ...

Hutchinson City Council bans e-cigs, vaping in most public places
Hutchinson News - November 3, 2015

Hutchinson City Council bans e-cigs, vaping in most public places ... Hutchinson City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday banning the use of electronic cigarettes in most public ... The ordinance requires businesses to post no smoking or vaping signs. ...

Guest column: Vaping is not smoking, so why does New Orleans ...
UptownMessenger.com - November 3, 2015

Since the New Orleans City Council passed the indoor smoking and vaping ban that took effect on April 22, Saints fans who want to vape must step outside into ...

Survey reveals growing number of NY teens smoke e-cigs
News 12 Long Island - November 3, 2015

The youth and adult tobacco survey revealed that 10 ½ percent of high school students said they smoke electronic cigarettes, that's compared to nearly 13 ...

New York's first report on e-cigarettes show young adult use nearly ...
Niagara Frontier Publications - November 3, 2015

Tobacco-Free Erie-Niagara is funded through the New York State Department of ... Learn more about Tobacco-Free Western New York at tobaccofreewny.org.

Vaping culture present around campus and local community
Temple News - November 2, 2015

Vaping is the common term for using an e-cigarette or vaporizer that heats ... for a year, prior to quitting six months ago when he started to vape.

Vaping Claimed First Victim One Year Ago
Americans for Tax Reform (blog) - November 2, 2015

Electronic cigarettes are dangerous, so dangerous in fact that they're banned from checked bags on airplanes, so dangerous that no one under the age of 18 ...

E-cigarettes more popular than tobacco among teens, survey finds
Bismarck Tribune - November 2, 2015

While tobacco use is down among North Dakota's teenagers, nearly double the percentage of youngsters are using e-cigarettes, according to a survey of students. The 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that 12 percent of high school students statewide reported smoking at least once in the month before the survey. That's down from 22 percent in 2005.

Smoking, binge drinking down among North Dakota high schoolers ...
Dickinson Press - November 2, 2015

BISMARCK North Dakota high school students are smoking, binge drinking and abusing prescription drugs at lower rates than before, but the percentage using e-cigarettes and attempting or contemplating suicide is concerning, officials said Monday in releasing new survey results.

Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors Spurs Conventional Smoking
ScienceBlog.com (blog) - November 2, 2015

More than 40 states have banned the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, but a ... This paper shows that bans on e-cigarette sales to minors appear to have

Modeling the health effects of expanding e-cigarette sales
R Street - November 2, 2015

A modeling study by Sara Kalkhoran and Stanton A. Glantz published in the Oct. 1, 2015 edition of JAMA Internal Medicine can reasonably be interpreted as demonstrating the possibility that promoting e-cigarette sales for smoking cessation in the United States has the potential for substantial public-health benefits. But the authors posit that net benefit is far from guaranteed, given uncertainties about the risk posed by e-cigarettes, compared to tobacco cigarettes, and the potential for teens to be recruited to nicotine addiction. The data presented make the case that the impact of e-cigarettes on current smokers is almost entirely beneficial. The magnitude of the benefit depends on the reduction in risk offered by s-cigarettes. On the other hand, their model shows only harm to non-smoking teens. The magnitude of this harm is presented as proportional both to the harm posed by nicotine to the developing teen brain and to the potential for teens addicted to e-cigarettes to transition to tobacco cigarettes.

E-Cig Use Highest Among Teenagers
Sci-Tech Today - November 2, 2015

Teens may prefer electronic cigarettes to regular cigarettes, but the same is not true for ... a flavored nicotine solution that can be inhaled like a tobacco cigarette.

New CDC Data Suggest E-Cigarettes Are Helping Smokers Quit
Reason (blog) - November 2, 2015

People who welcome e-cigarettes as an alternative to the conventional kind hope they will help smokers quit, thereby dramatically reducing the health risks they face. People who fear e-cigarettes worry that vaping will encourage smoking among people who otherwise never would have tried tobacco by getting them hooked on nicotine. New survey data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide evidence that top officials at that agency are wrong to favor the latter view.

New CDC Data Blows Away Popular E-Cigarette Criticism
Daily Caller - November 2, 2015

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has blown a major hole in the case against e-cigarettes. Many of the most vehement critics of e-cigarettes fear the devices could prove to be a gateway drug and will raise the risk of non-smoking vapers being lured into trying the real thing.

At 'vape' competitions, it's all about community
The Boston Globe - November 2, 2015

After pressing the tips of their modified electronic cigarettes to their mouths, they lowered their bodies to a crouch, a tactic they believed would give them the greatest lung capacity. As the evenings moderator counted to five, the two finalists rose to a standing position before pushing out swirling clouds of sweet-smelling vapor shaped like horizontal tornadoes. In September, Attorney General Maura Healey filed new regulations on e-cigarettes and similar products. The regulatory framework includes nixing the sale of ...

Tobacco permit for former Louis & Clark store in Wilbraham on ...
MassLive.com - November 2, 2015

Selectman Robert Boilard said he has gotten calls from residents regarding the proximity to the school and the concern about the sale of electronic cigarettes.

E-cigarette issue to come to Hutch council for final vote
Salina.com - November 2, 2015

HUTCHINSON Vaping with electronic cigarettes in most public places could be prohibited soon in Hutchinson. The City Council will consider an ordinance Tuesday that would treat e-cigarettes the same as traditional cigarettes as far as where they can be used.

URMC becoming smoke free
Thomaston Times - November 2, 2015

A tobacco-free campus since 2006, Upson Regional Medical Center is expanding its tobacco use policy to include areas in and around the hospital. Effective December 1, tobacco use of any kind, including electronic cigarettes, will be prohibited on all hospital property, including outside hospital and medical office building entrances, in off-campus buildings owned and leased by the hospital, on green spaces and parking lots, in hospital vehicles, and in cars parked in parking lots. This new policy applies to everyone, including patients, employees and visitors.

In front of the crowd A new speaker comes for Red Ribbon Week
Kenai Peninsula Online - November 1, 2015

Vaping and e-cigarettes is becoming more and more popular, and it hasn't gone unnoticed at the middle school. During his presentation, Patterson talked about ...

Vape shop opens downtown despite caution from Bangor critics
The Maine Campus - November 1, 2015

There are two vape shops in Bangor, Vapeway and Vapology, Batchelder said. A lot of the clients there are college students. The vaping community is huge ...

Why we should regulate vaping
New Straits Times Online November 1, 2015

That's the term used for inhaling water vapour through an e-cigarette or other personal vaporiser. Instead of tobacco, customers choose from an array of flavoured liquids to go into ... One customer says he used to smoke a pack of cigarettes every two days but ... It would make it illegal for minors to possess vaping products.

Health Bureau defends proposed ban on e-cigarette sales
Macau Business Daily - November 1, 2015

... Bureau has defended its proposed ban on local sales of electronic cigarettes as ... and they are regulated as pharmaceutical products by the Pharmacy and ...

Handful of cases tie e-cigarettes to lung injury, pneumonia
The Seattle Times - November 1, 2015

A 31-year-old West Virginia woman with no lung disease contracted what doctors say is a rare form of pneumonia after inhaling vapor from electronic cigarettes. The woman had been vaping for about three months before being admitted to a hospital this year with a chronic cough. Soon after, she went into respiratory failure and was put on a ventilator, according to the doctors who treated her. The two cases are among the first to surface highlighting severe lung injuries that physicians say are related to the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices.

Sam Venable: No way this stuff is safe
Knoxville News Sentinel - November 1, 2015

I don't care what anybody says about what a safe alternative to tobacco this stuff is. Horse hockey. Ain't no way you can pull those flavored clouds of water ...

Burns reported from exploding e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
KMOV.com - November 1, 2015

Burns reported from exploding e-cigarettes ... from the Food and Drug Administration indicate e-cigarettes have exploded since they became popular in 2012.

Teens and e-cigarettes: cool or calamity?
Statesboro Herald - November 1, 2015

While vapers and e-cigarette proponents say the electronic devices are a ... King said that most who use e-cigarettes continue to use tobacco, too. ... current ban on candy- and fruit-flavored cigarettes to include all flavored tobacco products."

Yale study finds state youth e-cig bans lead to increased traditional cigarette smoking
Winston-Salem Journal - November 1, 2015

States that have banned the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers by those under age 18 including North Carolina have experienced an increase in youth traditional cigarette smoking, according to a Yale University study. The paper by researcher Abigail Friedman, published Oct. 19 in the Journal of Health Economics, appears to counter a prevailing anti-tobacco advocacy message: that e-cigs and vaporizers can and are serving as a youth gateway to traditional cigarettes.

E-cigarettes banned from checked bags on planes
Los Angeles Times - November 1, 2015

Add something to the list of things you can't pack in your checked bag before a flight: electronic cigarettes. The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final ...

6 Reasons Why Electronic Cigarettes Are Harmful
Insider Monkey (blog) - November 1, 2015

If you're a smoker, you already know which are 11 top selling cigarettes in the world but you have also probably wondered are e-cigarettes safer than regular ...

Californians Want E-Cigarettes to be Regulated
Highbrow Magazine - November 1, 2015

The e-cigarette is also known as a personal vaporizer, or electronic nicotine-delivery system. ... Use increase of e-cigarettes could be linked to advertising.

E-Cigarettes Are A Threat To Health According To CA Department of Health
Food World News - November 1, 2015

According to the California Department of Health, e-cigarettes emit cancer-causing chemicals that are harmful for both users and non-users alike. They are urging the local government to regulate e-cigarettes like traditional tobacco cigarettes.

CSULB Announces Tobacco Free Campaign
Gazette Newspapers - November 1, 2015

Its possibly one of the last frontiers to go tobacco free college campuses. California State University, Long Beach, on Monday began a campus-wide smoking cessation campaign, called the Breathe Campaign and website, promoting public awareness of the health risks of exposure to smoke, including vapor from electronic cigarettes. The campus will be tobacco free in the fall semester of 2016, a release from CSULB said. Conoley said the robustness of the research, particularly of third-hand smoke (that was left in a room after smoking) is what pushed her to help make the campus ...

The safety or danger of e-cigarettes is as cloudy as the vapor they produce
Deseret News - October 31, 2015

The small clouds are more noticeable than the people enveloped in the white smoke, visible on city streets and college campuses across America. They are caused by "vaping," the use of liquid nicotine from one of various types of so-called electronic cigarettes.

Plans to ban e-cigarettes in taxis
Lancashire Evening Post - October 31, 2015

They include a ban on smoking e-cigarettes in vehicles, a revision of the knowledge test for drivers and new procedures for assessing the criminal history of ...

Monterey considers new smoking and vaping ban
KSBW The Central Coast - October 30, 2015

"It's all based on, for smoking the known health impacts of smoking, and secondhand smoke on pedestrians, or non-smokers, as well as the unknown health ...

Malaysia Electronic Cigarette Ban Fails Amid Controversy Over Health Effects and Safety
International Business Times - October 30, 2015

The Malaysian government said Friday it would not ban e-cigarettes, also known as vapes, although it would implement some regulations and public health ...

Vapers rejoice as no ban in sight
Free Malaysia Today - October 30, 2015

PETALING JAYA: The government has said vapers or e-cigarette smokers can continue to vape at will despite rumours that a ban would be imposed on the usage of the device soon. Rural and Regional Development Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, those selling e-cigarettes and vaper brewers would also be allowed to continue their business as usual.

National Fatwa Council studies use of vape
The Rakyat Post - October 30, 2015

The National Fatwa Council is studying the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or vape, in connection with various aspects before deciding on the rule of its ...

Trying To Quit Smoking With E-Cigarettes Could Lead To A Drinking Problem
Medical Daily - October 30, 2015

Its no secret that cigarettes and alcohol go together like peanut butter and jelly for some people, but what about electronic cigarettes? After all, they were developed to mimic traditional cigarettes in look, feel, and experience. A recent study conducted by researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University has found that, similar to real cigarettes, e-cigarettes go hand in hand with drinking and can actually lead to more problematic drinking.

USA bans e-cigarettes from checked baggage on flights
FinancialSpots.com - October 30, 2015

Under the new rule, passengers may continue to put e-cigarettes in their carry-on bags (or in their pockets), but they can not use the e-cigs or charge them ...

EDITORIAL: Minimum age for smoking, e-cigs should be raised to 21
Beaumont Enterprise - October 30, 2015

The use of e-cigs or "vaping" is also getting increasingly popular among some young people as the hip new fad. Not only is that problematic on its own, it could ...

1 out of 3 Alaskan teens consume tobacco, e-cigarettes
Wakey Wakey News - October 30, 2015

A survey of teen smokers has added more evidence that flavored tobacco products are ... This was the first time teens were asked about e-cigarette use in the ...

Sunnyvale, California City Council Considers In-Home Smoking Ban
The Heartland Institute - October 30, 2015

Sunnyvale, California lawmakers are proposing new rules that would ban smoking and e-cigarette use in public and private spaces, such as restaurants outdoor dining areas and even inside individuals apartments.

Florida man hospitalized after e-cigarette explodes, burns his face
Jewocity.com (press release) (blog) - October 30, 2015

A 21-year-old Florida man was fighting for his life after an e-cigarette he was smoking suddenly exploded, sending him to the hospital with critical injuries, his family said. Earlier this month a Corona, Calif., woman who was badly burned by an exploding electronic cigarette was awarded almost $2 million.

Morning Spin: Chicago aldermen email voters after approving record tax hike
Chicago Tribune - October 30, 2015

Ald. Deb Mell, 33rd, holds an electronic cigarette that was being passed around to some of the aldermen during a discussion regarding an ordinance brought to the City Council banning the electronic cigarette in most indoor public places. The ordinance passed with a 45-4 vote. ...

Some NC restaurants, businesses go 'Vape Free'
WNCN - October 30, 2015

The Pender County Health Department is inviting area businesses to go Vape Free. They have sent businesses and restaurants a letter explaining the campaign, a fact sheet about e-cigarettes, and a No Vaping sign they can put on their door.

'Extraditions are a duty of the sheriff,' says Arnold
Murfreesboro Post - October 30, 2015

The trip to Seattle marks Arnold's third publicized extradition trip to a vacation destination since he took office in 2010. Not long after he was elected to his first term, the Republican sheriff traveled to pick up prisoners in San Francisco, Calif., and Alaska, spending several thousand dollars on each trip on food and accommodations. At the time, he said, "Rank has its privileges." Arnold's latest trip comes as his administration is being investigated by the FBI, TBI and Tennessee Comptroller's Office for possible official corruption involving an unauthorized contract to sell e-cigarettes to inmates at the Rutherford County jail and several other unapproved contracts. The sheriff and his wife are investors in the company called JailCigs, according to state documents. The company, which is co-owned by Administrative Chief Deputy Joe Russell and the sheriff's aunt and uncle, Judy and John Vanderveer, was selling e-cigarettes to inmates through family and friends at about $14 each until the media reported on the deal in April.

Multnomah County releases tobacco licensing proposal
OregonLive.com - October 29, 2015

Multnomah County Board of Commissioners will vote next month on a tobacco retail licensing proposal published this week by officials. The proposed ordinance establishes the roots of program that requires retailers to pay annual licensing fees and follow rules in connection to selling those products, which include cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and items that vaporize liquid nicotine.

Faith-based shareholder groups confront e-cigarette companies
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - October 29, 2015

Religious groups that hold shares in Altria and Reynolds American this week called on the companies to test their products, including electronic cigarettes, for toxic chemicals and take other measures to protect the safety of consumers. Altria is the parent company of NuMark, which manufactures MarkTen and Green Smoke electronic vaping products. Reynolds has a subsidiary that makes Vuse e-cigarettes.

Cases tie e-cigarettes to lung injuries, pneumonia
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - October 29, 2015

A 31-year-old West Virginia woman with no prior lung disease contracted what doctors say is a rare form of pneumonia after inhaling vapor from electronic cigarettes. The woman had been vaping for about three months before being admitted to a hospital this year with a chronic cough. Soon after, she went into respiratory failure and was put on a ventilator, according to the doctors who treated her. In Vermont, a 60-year-old man suffered an acute lung injury and was diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis last year after vaping "red hot cinnamon" flavored e-cigarettes. The two cases are among the first to surface highlighting severe lung injuries that physicians say are related to the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices.

Overnight Regulation: E-cig industry preps to fight tobacco rule
The Hill - October 29, 2015

Tobacco trade associations are in a frenzy after one group claimed to have a leaked copy of the Obama administration's final rules to bring electronic cigarettes and conventional cigars under the agency's jurisdiction for the first time. The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association, which claimed to have obtained a leaked copy, said the Food and Drug Administration left the provision most concerning to industry groups intact: a mandate that any nicotine delivery devices that hit stores after Feb. 15, 2007, will have to apply retroactively for approval.

MUHC sites becoming Smoke- and Vape-free
The Suburban Newspaper - October 29, 2015

Smokers will be required to either leave the grounds of the hospital should they wish to smoke or vape, or use one of the temporary smoking shelters that will be ...

ROSS: Scaremongering about e-cigarettes is not in the best interest of patients
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk) - October 29, 2015

As evidence continues to emerge about the safety and benefits of e-cigarettes as a displacement tool for smoking, healthcare professionals have a duty to inform, not scare, people about these products.

No decision to ban vaping, says deputy health minister
The Malaysian Insider (my) - October 29, 2015

Its deputy minister, Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya, said it was still too early to decide whether to ban vaping as there was no specific law about it. "So far, no law has been enacted," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby in Kuala Lumpur today. ...

Vapes on planes
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation) - October 29, 2015

…And a bill has recently been introduced in the House to prohibit vaping on passenger flights....Truth Initiative has commented on a number of related rules and policies to help ensure planes remain clean air environments and e-cigarettes are handled safe…

Why using e-cigarettes could be riskier than we thought: e-cigarette use has knock-on effects, like increased alcohol use and exposure to chemicals from aerosol, research suggests
Elsevier Connect - October 28, 2015

According to new research published in Addictive Behaviors, using e-cigarettes is related to problematic drinking. The researchers, from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolisin the United States, say it's crucial to consider the knock-on effects of e-cigarette use when evaluating their safety, not just their direct health effects.

The big issue that'll swing the elections? Vaping, says Grover Norquist
Dallas Morning News (blog ) October 29, 2015

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and ... more than $500 billion in cigarette taxes and payments from smokers. ... New Mexico's legislature did, however, pass a law earlier this year banning ... Iraq and Afghanistan where ISIS and the Taliban have banned conventional cigarettes.

Premarket Tobacco Product Applications for Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems / Guidance for Industry: DRAFT GUIDANCE [REDACTED] (PDF)
TVECA - Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association - October 29, 2015

This guidance is intended to assist persons submitting premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) for electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) under section 910 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

Blumenthal blasts e-cigarette makers after CDC releases survey ...
Danbury News Times - October 29, 2015

Sen. Richard Blumenthal blasted the makers of electronic cigarettes this week after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a survey ...

E-cig firms steel for legal battle
The Hill - October 29, 2015

The closely watched Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deeming rule, now under final review at the White House, would bring e-cigarettes as well as ...

Sniping: Homeless youths' high-risk smoking practice
OCRegister - October 29, 2015

That means creating outdoor smoke-free zones, having reading material readily available on smoking cessation, training service providers to deliver smoking ...

City puts recovery homes on hold
OCRegister - October 29, 2015

They said the secondhand smoke, "erratic driving," and police activity coming from those living in the homes had a negative effect on their neighborhood.

Act on the knowns, unknowns of e-cigs
Muncie Star Press - October 29, 2015

Nearly 9 percent of eighth-graders, 16 percent of 10th-graders and 17 percent of seniors said they'd tried an e-cigarette in the previous month. Between 4 and 7 ...

EDITORIAL: E-cig heat: Err on side of caution until more is known
Garden City (KS) Telegram - October 29, 2015

All should err on the side of caution, and for now limit e-cigarette use to the same places where regular cigarettes are allowed. Such restrictions always could be lifted in the future, should questions about e-cigarettes be resolved and prove the produ...

Knights of the Smokeful Countenance
Harvard Independent - October 29, 2015

This, I learned, was the purpose of the e-pipe: it allowed its user to smoke in his smoke-free apartment building. However, most of the group opted for more ...

Bismarck tightens e-cig laws
Bismarck Tribune - October 29, 2015

The Bismarck City Commission tightened its e-cigarette ordinance Tuesday to better ... of e-cigarettes and electronic smoking devices to minors younger than 18.

No butts about it
Daily Democrat - October 29, 2015

"It will include e-cigarettes (vapor products), smokeless tobacco, and smoking on city property and in city vehicles. "It starts with our employees. We are going to ...

OR officials pushes e-cigarette regulations to protect kids
KPTV.com - October 29, 2015

Merkley gave a speech on Tuesday saying that marketing tactics used with e-cigs attract kids to use them. He said that some of the flavors sold are too appealing ...

E-cigarette age limit gains support
York Dispatch - October 29, 2015

The state Senate has passed a measure that would ban the sale of ... a statement that e-cigarettes may be a good way for smokers to kick the habit, but the habit ...

ASUW debates on banning e-cigarettes on campus public places
The Branding Iron - October 29, 2015

ASUW's senate resolution 2477, concerning a ban on e-cigarrettes on public university space, met with criticism and concern from both students and the ...

Russell returns to Sheriff's Office
The Daily News Journal - October 28, 2015

Russell and Sheriff Robert Arnold have faced an ongoing investigation about their involvement with the sale of electronic cigarettes to families of inmates at the ...

Californians Want E-Cigarettes Regulated
San Francisco Public Press - October 28, 2015

A large majority of California's registered voters believe that electronic cigarettes lead to nicotine addiction among young people and need to be regulated, ...

Is Vaping Revitalising the UK's Shisha Bars?
Newswire - October 28, 2015

(Newswire.net -- October 28, 2015) -- When the smoking ban was introduced to the UK in 2007, many pubs and clubs reported big downturns in business as ...

Malaysia's Health Ministry looking at laws to ban vaping
AsiaOne - October 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR - Vaping will be banned once the legalities are worked out, said ... to get their views on the effects these methods of smoking have on health.

Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adults: United States, 2014
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - October 28, 2015

In 2014, 12.6% of adults had ever tried an e-cigarette even one time in their lifetimes, with use differing by sex, age, and race and Hispanic or Latino origin. About 3.7% of adults currently used e-cigarettes every day or some days, with use differing ...

Nearly 4 Percent of U.S. Adults Regularly Use E-Cigarettes, Survey Says
New York Times - October 28, 2015

Nearly 13 percent of adults in the United States have tried an e-cigarette, according to research to be published Wednesday from the National Center for Health Statistics. The data, drawn from a 2014 survey of 36,000 adults, also found that 3.7 percent of...

Dem moves to ban e-cigs on planes
Washington Examiner - October 28, 2015

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., is seeking to expand the federal prohibition on airline smoking to include the new technology of e-cigarettes. "The use of ...

Norton Introduces Bill to Ban Use of E-Cigarettes and Other ...
October 27, 2015

23 hours ago - WASHINGTON, D.C.-Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Aviation Subcommittee, today ...

Man in Coma After E-Cig Explodes In His Face: Family
Inside Edition - October 28, 2015

... he was smoking suddenly exploded, sending him to the hospital with critical injuries, ... Banning e-cigarettes from checked bags is a prudent safety measure.".

DOT Prohibits E-Smoking Devices In Checked Bags
NYSE Post - October 28, 2015

Although e-cigarettes are the target of the ban, the battery is causing the issue: ... Although the DOT has said in the past that its rule banning the smoking of …

Crack down on Deceptive Labeling of "Organic" E-Cigarette Liquids
KAPP - October 28, 2015

E-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems have exploded in popularity since their introduction to U.S. markets around 2007. The e-cigarette ...

SMOKING: Tougher e-cigarettes regulations needed to protect our ...
TheNewsTribune.com - October 27, 2015

The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health will soon consider new regulations on e-cigarettes and vaping products. The board passed a resolution urging the ...

KPC prepares to go tobacco- and smoke-free
Kenai Peninsula Online - October 27, 2015

The University of Alaska system, including Kenai Peninsula College campuses and extension sites, is going smoke and tobacco free before the end of the year. The new policy includes e-cigarettes ... As of Oct. 2, 1,620 U.S. colleges and universities are 100 percent smokefree, and of those 1,130 are 100 percent tobacco-free, while 769 prohibit e-cigarettes, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. Alaska already has five colleges and universities that are smoke and, or tobacco free, including the Alaska Christian College, according to the ANRF’s list. ...

Feds Ban E-Cigarettes in Checked Airline Bags, Citing Fire Threat
AP - Associated Press - October 27, 2015

A new federal rule forbids airline passengers from packing electronic cigarettes or other battery-operated electronic smoking devices in their checked bags to protect against in-flight fires. The rule still allows e-cigarettes in carry-on bags, but passe

VIDEO: E-Cig explodes in Wichita man's hand, blows through wall
KAKE TV Channel 10 (Wichita, KS) - October 27, 2015

...he and his family are lucky after his e-cig explodes and pieces of it pierce through walls. Jonathan Reser says his soon-to-be wife wanted him to stop smoking traditional cigarettes. He purchased an e-cigarette from a store near downtown Wichita. ...

E-cigarette explosion hospitalizes Collier man
Tampa Sun Times - October 27, 2015

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - The family of a man is warning others about the dangers of electronic cigarettes. Evan Spahlinger, 21, is in critical condition at a Miami ...

AAP: Make 21 Legal Age for Smoking and Vaping
MedPage Today - October 27, 2015

While recommending screening and counseling for adolescent e-cigarette users, the AAP's Section on Tobacco Control was particularly concerned about the potential hazards of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, to younger children

Study: E-Cig Bans on Minors Lead to Higher Smoking Rates
The Weekly Standard (blog) - October 27, 2015

Nonetheless, the policy of banning sales of e-cigarettes to children has support from anti-smoking groups, major tobacco companies, upstart vaping companies, ...

Poll: Most Americans support FDA regulation of e-cigarettes
WBEZ - October 27, 2015

An NPR poll found that a majority of people favor regulation of e-cigarette. Support rose with education. Nearly two-thirds of people with college or graduate .

Embrace, don't ban, E-cigarettes to help prevent forest fires
Washington Examiner - October 27, 2015

Smoking is banned in national and state parks, and last month the National Park Service took the step of banning electronic cigarettes in national parks as well.

E-cigarettes become more common, but there is uncertainty about ...
RiverBender.com - October 27, 2015

The liquid in the device doesn't burn tobacco as a cigarette does, but usually .... State laws prohibiting sales to minors and indoor use of electronic nicotine ...

Most Californians Favor Proposed E-Cigarette Regulations
KOGO - October 27, 2015

Regulation for so-called 'electronic cigarettes' may have failed to get out of the State Capitol, but a Field poll finds that most people are ready to vote for it. ...

Roseburg City Council bans e-cigarettes in parks
NRToday.com - October 27, 2015

The Roseburg City Council convened Monday night to finalize a ban on e-cigarettes and vaporizers. Councilors also discussed plans to reconfigure a stretch of ...

County bans use of e-cigarettes
The Port Arthur News - October 26, 2015

The amended order adds e-cigarettes to the list of banned smoking products. ... For County employees or visitors to County buildings, smoking is prohibited ...

California Voters Ready for E-Cigarette Regulations
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine - October 26, 2015

Sacramento, CA. A majority of California voters support policies to regulate e-cigarettes and protect youth from becoming addicted to nicotine, according to a Field Poll released today. Over two-thirds (71%) of registered voters believe that e-cigarette products contribute to nicotine addiction among young people.

Saskatoon city council to weigh tougher smoking rules today
CBC.ca - October 26, 2015

Another report coming up before year end further amends the bylaw to prohibit e-cigarettes in all places where smoking is currently not allowed. The prohibitions ...

Anti-Smoking Agencies Joining Forces
California Healthline - October 26, 2015

The first joint conference of three state agencies to combat tobacco use in California starts on Tuesday in Sacramento. High on the agenda will be what to do about the dramatic rise in the electronic cigarette industry -- particularly increased e-cigarette use among young Californians.

Tobacco in KY
Insider Louisville (press release) (registration) - October 26, 2015

A tobacco barn in Magoffin County near the Mountain Parkway displays what once would have been an unlikely ... "I've even heard of parents buying cigarettes for their kids." ... However, e-cigarette use is now 24 percent, Hoagland said. ...

Smoking Now Banned Outside Ocean County Library Entrances
Shorebeat - October 26, 2015

The Ocean County Library system has expanded its smoke-free policy to the entirety of each library campus under a new policy announced Monday. The policy, which was formally adopted in August, prohibits tobacco use and smoking in all forms, including the use of electronic cigarettes and smoke-free oral tobacco products on library grounds. …

Muskego-Norway board asks help to keep e-cigarettes away from students
Muskego Now - October 26, 2015

With last week's revelation that the five most popular e-cigarette liquids contain toxic substances, possibly in harmful amounts, Muskego-Norway School Board President Rick Petfalski is renewing the school board's push for the city of Muskego to help the schools keep the electronic cigarettes out of the hands of students. …

United States docs want stronger regulations of e-cigarettes
iFreePress.com (blog) - October 26, 2015

Bills to raise the legal smoking age to 21 have been debated this year in Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia, according to the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation. … The aerosol emitted from e-cigarettes is not harmless; it contains a variety of toxic ... "Other flavors, such as menthol, decrease the natural harshness of tobacco ...

Pediatricians Call for E-Cigarette Restrictions
U.S. News & World Report - October 26, 2015

Other suggested restrictions involved taxation, bans on advertising to youth and bans ... The AAP also called for expanded smoke-free laws to include e-cigarettes, ... "Tobacco use continues to be a major health threat to children, adolescents ...

Keep Kids Tobacco-Free: It's Time Congress and the FDA Protected Kids From E-Cigarettes and tobacco
U.S. News & World Report (blog) - October 26, 2015

E-cigarettes are an increasingly popular tobacco product among teenagers, and use among teens is rising. According to the Centers for Disease Control and ...

First-time tobacco users lured by flavorings, report says
Los Angeles Times - October 26, 2015

A majority of adolescents who are puffing, vaping or chewing a tobacco product for the first time prefer one with flavor, suggesting that fruity, tangy, spicy or minty flavorings add a powerful allure to the uninitiated. In a nationwide survey of U.S. children aged 12 to 17, the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products has found that among those trying a hookah, electronic cigarette, cigar or regular cigarette for the first time, the numbers who chose to try their tobacco product with an added flavoring were 89%, 81%, 65% and 50%, respectively. …

Nicotine isn't the only hazard in e-cigarettes
Roanoke Times - October 26, 2015

… While many users perceive e-cigs as safer than traditional cigarettes, some of the flavorings that make them so enticing may have their own toxic consequences. A growing number of studies have found that some of the liquids used in e-cigarettes contain flavorings whose inhalation has been associated with lung problems, ranging from irritation to a rare but serious lung disease. For example, diacetyl, a butter-flavored chemical, has been linked to dozens of cases of bronchiolitis obliterans, a life-threatening obstructive lung disease. …

Remove vape batteries before boarding flights, smokers told
New Straits Times Online - October 26, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Effective immediately, all passengers must first remove the batteries from their electronic cigarettes before boarding any flights. This is to prevent a recurrence of Saturday's incident where an electronic cigarette triggered a fire on board Malindo Air flight OD1003. …

Battery in vape device catches fire on board Malindo Air flight
The Rakyat Post - October 25, 2015

Passengers and crew of a Malindo Air flight endured a moment of panic after the battery of a vaping device suddenly caught fire. The incident took place yesterday at 6.45pm on board a Boeing 737-800 aircraft en route from Kota Kinabalu to KLIA2. Sepang district police chief Asst Commissioner Abdul Aziz Ali said the incident happened when the passenger who owned the device was watching the entertainment screen from his seat on board the flight. "While he was watching the screen, the battery in his vaping device which was in a bag on his lap suddenly caught fire. "The minor fire resulted in the passenger suffering light injuries to his thigh and left arm. He was given immediate treatment by another passenger on board who happened to be a doctor," Abdul Aziz said when contacted. …

Senators Urge Quick Review of E-Cigarette Regulation Rule
CSPnet.com - October 25, 2015

Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), joined by Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), pressed the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) to complete its review of a "long-overdue" rule to regulate e-cigarettes and other forms of tobacco as quickly as possible. In a letter to OMB director Shaun Donovan, the senators wrote …

E-cig industry test fails to detect harmful levels of diacetyl, university testing shows
San Angelo Standard Times - October 25, 2015

E-cigarettes, or "cigalikes," are thin, stick-like devices that look like cigarettes. Some brands feature a light at the tip to mimic the glow of a tobacco cigarette.

Iredell County, NC To Begin Implementing Smoking Ban
halfwheel.com - October 25, 2015

It will be a bit of a lengthy process, but come Jan. 1, 2017, smoking and the use of e-cigarettes on Iredell County property will be a thing of the past, as the county ...

Is vaping rehabilitation or harmful?
The Inquirer - October 25, 2015

The vote in question was for a proposed amendment in the current ordinance regarding smoking e-cigarettes, or "vaping," in vape establishments. Nexus Vapor ...

E-cigarettes aren't for kids
Scranton Times-Tribune - October 25, 2015

Pennsylvania was among the last states to join the national lawsuit against Big Tobacco for the vast swath of death and disease caused by cigarette addiction. Now, Pennsylvania is one of just 10 states that still has not outlawed the sale of "electronic cigarettes" to minors. … The larger danger is that kids who "vape" eventually might be more willing to try smoking tobacco. The study from the 2011-2013 National Youth Tobacco Survey reported that the number of middle- and high-schoolers who have tried e-cigarettes, but not conventional cigarettes, more than tripled to 263,000 in 2013 from 79,000 in 2011. Almost half of those kids surveyed said they likely would smoke regular cigarettes within a year. …

Vaping at work? There should be a policy, experts say
Scranton Times-Tribune - October 25, 2015

As the vaping community grows, businesses should have a policy for e-cigarette use in the workplace, experts say. E-cigarettes have become popular as a way to quit smoking. But there is now a question whether people who vape in the workplace should get a designated area like smokers or whether vaping should be allowed at all, said attorney Holly Cline, a partner in the Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney firm in Harrisburg, during a recent seminar held by the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association. …

Increased use of e-cigarettes threatens public health advances
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - October 25, 2015

Good news went quietly unnoticed as the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced earlier this month that state cigarette smoking rates are at a historic low of 17%, but officials say it's too early to declare victory on the war against tobacco. One key concern was highlighted in the Oct. 21 Journal Sentinel Watchdog Report, "Inhaling dangerous chemicals," which raises the alarm about the growth and safety of other tobacco and nicotine products, particularly e-cigarettes. …

The Uncertainties About E-Cigarettes
New York Times - October 24, 2015

Obama administration must promptly issue an effective final rule asserting F.D.A. authority over e-cigarettes. MATTHEW L. MYERS President Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Washington…

FDA: Electronic Cigarette Regulations Are Under Review
WCCFtech (blog) - October 24, 2015

... regulate the use of additional tobacco products to the White House for review these products include electronic cigarettes or more commonly known as E-cigs.

Increased tobacco use is legal, but deadly
KPCnews.com - October 24, 2015

On the other hand, it is possible that rising use of e-cigarettes may be inspiring a more relaxed attitude around smoking in general, which in turn may be resulting ...

Smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, waterpipes contain high toxins ...
NYC Today - October 24, 2015

Smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes and waterpipes, considered alternatives to smoking, might seem less harmful than cigarettes but they all contain some amount of nicotine, addictive substance related to cancer, birth defects, cardio-vascular disease and other hazardous health problem. Though some of manufactures have rated these products safer as compare to smoking cigarettes, the American Lung Association (ALA) did a study where products were tested and they contained major levels of toxins and harmful chemicals. …

E-cigarettes may play role in Oklahoma's smoking rate decline ($$)
Tulsa World - October 24, 2015

A sales associate demonstrates the use of an electronic cigarette in Aurora, Colorado, in 2011. A 2014 New York Times article calls Oklahoma an e-cigarette ...

Vaporizers: Good, bad and unregulated
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle - October 24, 2015

… Like Hosfield, many smokers have turned to vaping as either a mechanism for quitting smoking or because they believe it's healthier than cigarettes. Yet others are concerned that vapes are marketed to teens and need to be regulated. Meanwhile, their popularity is growing. The Montana Department of Health and Human Services reports that e-cigarette use doubled among middle and high school students from 2011 to 2012 and quadrupled among U.S. adults from 2009 to 2010. …

E-cigarettes in legal 'grey zone'
The Garden City Telegram - October 24, 2015

… About 20 percent of adults aged 34 or younger have tried e-cigarettes at least once in their life, while about 5 percent have vaped in the last 30 days, according to a random phone survey published Oct. 6 by epidemiologists with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Bureau of Health Promotion. …

E-cigarette: De Block announces a new rule on sales for the end of 2015
The Brussels Times - October 24, 2015

A royal decree on the sale of E-cigarettes in Belgium will go before the Monitor before the end of the year. This was announced on Thursday by the Health Minister Maggie Be Block, in response to the Superior Health Committee's (SHC) declaration on e-cigarettes. …

WKU announces smoking policy changes
Bowling Green Daily News - October 24, 2015

The first phase of a plan to make Western Kentucky University a tobacco- and vapor-free campus goes into effect in January, according to President Gary Ransdell. Ransdell has worked with a committee of faculty, staff and students to come up with a three-phase plan that will ban all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on campus by 2018. The first phase of the plan, effective Jan. 1, will limit the number of permitted smoking areas on campus to 12.

 

FTC Report Will Shed Light on How Companies Use Advertising Dollars to Attract Youth to Nicotine
PoliticalNews.me (press release) - October 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) praised the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for their plans to begin a study of the sales and marketing of electronic cigarettes in America. The data would provide the basis for a report on the expenditures and targeting tactics of e-cigarette companies. "E-cigarette companies have been marketing their dangerous products with virtually no oversight or restrictions for far too long," Senator Boxer said. "This study from the FTC is a critical step towards making sure another generation of Americans isn't hooked on nicotine."

Advocates for raising the legal smoking age to 21 are finding traction
ConsumerAffairs - October 23, 2015

The negative effects of smoking have been well documented in numerous studies. Doctors across the world treat patients who have suffered from the habit every day, but one such doctor has had enough. Dr. Daniel Ouellette, a pulmonologist at Henry Ford Hospital, is suggesting that the legal smoking age be raised to 21. Ouellette is also very against the notion that e-cigarettes are a safer product. They're unregulated so we can't be sure what's in them. In some studies, it showed that the particulates may be comparable to that of a regular cigarette, he said. They also come from China, which makes it hard to know who is manufacturing them.

The Tobacco Road Begins With Electronic Cigarettes
Medscape - October 23, 2015

The rapid increase in the popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) among adolescents has prompted ongoing concern that these products may serve as a ...

Business Q&A: Vaping trend 'much better than smoking'
Centre Daily Times - October 23, 2015

A: My uncle was the first person I knew to try electronic cigarettes (in 2011). After four months of him doing it I saw a change in him. He stopped smoking. He was ...

Our view: Vaping pits moral crusaders against irrepressible ...
Press of Atlantic City - October 23, 2015

Users and sellers of electronic cigarettes, which are far less harmful than tobacco-burning ones, are often filled with enthusiasm for their new method of nicotine ...

Man Hospitalized After E-cigarette Left A Hole In His Lungs: Here's ...
Tech Times - October 23, 2015

Adding to the list of injuries caused by e-cigarettes this year is that of a 33-year-old man who reportedly burned a hole in his lung due to a malfunctioning ...

Clearing The Smoke on Kentucky's Lingering Tobacco Habit
WMKY - October 23, 2015

She said e-cigarettes contain nicotine and sometimes formaldehyde, in addition to ultra-fine particles that cause lung damage and some flavorings, like diacetyl ...

Civic leaders want to raise legal age for using tobacco
KY3 - October 23, 2015

Kansas City civic leaders announced a campaign to boost the legal age for buying tobacco products to 21. Their goal is to get every municipality in the metropolitan area to raise its legal age for buying tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

New rules for E-cigs in North Carolina [VIDEO]
WCNC - October 23, 2015

Recent studies show how they're growing in popularity among teenagers. Now, North Carolina has taken a stance requiring new packaging and labels on products sold in the Tarheel state. E-cig refill fluids will have to be sold in child-proof packaging with labels to alert consumers if the product contains nicotine. The Carolinas Poison Center noted a steady increase in the number of calls related to children accessing E-cigarette nicotine liquids.

Want to vape in public? You're wasting your breath
HeraldNet (blog) - October 23, 2015

Now we face a similar question about vaping, an alternative to smoking where people inhale water vapor, often infused with nicotine. The Snohomish Health ...

Knowns, unknowns of e-cigs
Kokomo Tribune - October 22, 2015

Among the known: A National Institutes of Health report says that e-cigs have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens. Nearly 9 percent of …

BART Updates Its Signs to Warn: No Vaping
CityLab - October 22, 2015

The signs went up after the transit system approved an ordinance banning ... in line with similar county and city-level bans, and as a courtesy to passengers who have expressed a desire for a consistent and comprehensive no-smoking policy.

Potential city employment going up in smoke
WFXL FOX 31 - October 22, 2015

Electronic cigarettes are also included in these products. City Manager Mike Scott said the decision came about from the growing cost of healthcare coverage ...

Bangor Public Health launches anti-vaping campaign
Bangor Daily News - October 22, 2015

Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that use a small heating element to vaporize liquid nicotine and other substances, which are inhaled by the ...

Ingham County Wants to Regulate E-Cigarettes
WSYM-TV - October 22, 2015

Local health leaders want to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers. Tonight talks on regulating electronic cigarettes will begin in Ingham County.

This Bergen County Town Could Raise Tobacco-Buying Age To 21
Patch.com - October 22, 2015

The Hillsdale Borough Council has introduced an ordinance that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices...

Teens warning peers of dangers of e-cigarettes
KHOU - October 22, 2015

Texas lawmakers recently made it illegal for young teens to buy e-cigarettes, but the ... together to warn their peers about the dangers of smoking e-cigarettes.

HISD Board Approves Minor Changes
Hillsboro Reporter - October 22, 2015

The supplement in the HISD Board Book reads, "In regard to tobacco and e-cigarettes use, employees will not be permitted to smoke or use tobacco products or ...

Plan designed for tuition increases
The Branding Iron - October 22, 2015

The senate resolved to support the UW staff senate proposal to reconsider regulations on e-cigarettes. If passed, Staff senate resolution 210 will put the same ...

University's vaping ban slammed
Otago Daily Times - October 22, 2015

A new vaping ban on the University of Otago campus is based more on prejudice than ... ''The prevalence of smoking is highest among 18 to 25-year-olds,'' she said. ... ''There's no medical reason and no social reasons for banning vaping.

UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING NICOTINE ADDICTION: A SCIENCE-BASED APPROACH TO POLICY AND PRACTICE (PDF)
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) - October 22, 2015

both the commercial interests of the tobacco industry and the natural human proclivity toward risk-taking, pleasure seeking, and addiction require that we do not become complacent in allowing alternative nicotine products to undo decades of hard-won pr

New CASAColumbia® Report Reveals Nicotine Is not A Harmless Drug
PR Newswire - October 22, 2015

demonstrates that electronic cigarettes and other nicotine products are increasingly being used by young people, many of whom have never smoked traditional cigarettes and who have expressed no interest in doing so. It also shows that there is no evidence

E-cig industry test fails to detect harmful levels of diacetyl, university ...
Knoxville News Sentinel - October 22, 2015

The first iteration to hit the U.S. market en masse was the e-cigarette in 2007, patented and made in China. E-cigarettes, or "cigalikes," are thin, stick-like devices ...

A quick look at chemicals in e-cigarettes with known hazards
Knoxville News Sentinel - October 22, 2015

A growing body of scientific evidence supports findings that inhalation of two flavoring chemicals commonly used in e-liquids - diacetyl and 2.3-pentanedione ...

The Growth of the Vaporizer Industry
Huffington Post - October 22, 2015

I am not a smoker of tobacco nor marijuana, but that doesn't mean I don't notice the big ... Also, because smoking in public places is becoming less acceptable.

Are e-cigarettes offering false hopes of quitting?
ABC Online - October 21, 2015

There's mixed opinions on vaping - a peak health body in England has said e-cigarettes are about 95 percent less harmful than tobacco cigarettes. But the ...

Deeming regulations reach their final hurdle: the White House
ECigIntelligence - October 21, 2015

On Monday, the FDA sent the regulations - which deem e-cigs to be tobacco products, and thereby bring them under the agency's authority - to the Office of ...

E-Cigarettes Banned in Marion County Schools
WBOY-TV - October 21, 2015

E-cigarettes are now officially banned on Marion County school property. The Board of Education passed this policy this week. It is part of a state law that ...

PA senate passes bill prohibiting e-cig sale to minors
WTAJ - October 21, 2015

Reports from the CDC found that the number of students in grades six through 12 who said they've used an e-cigarette has more than doubled since 2011.

Letter: E-cigarettes need more regulation
Newsday - October 21, 2015

However, this class is not mandatory for selling electronic cigarettes. ... 19 and prohibits smoking e-cigarettes where smoking traditional cigarettes is banned.

Vaping Not a Viable Alternative to Cigarettes, Has Damaging Effects
The Ramapo News - October 21, 2015

A recent fire alarm in my Bischoff Hall dormitory on Oct. 8 was set off due to a vape/electronic cigarette that was being used inside of the residence hall. Although ...

After debate, Yuba City bans e-cigarettes from parks
Appeal-Democrat - October 21, 2015

For the first time, opponents of a proposal to ban e-cigarettes in Yuba City parks ... In the end, the council voted unanimously to amend an ordinance banning tobacco ... that teens who use e-cigarettes are more like to start smoking tobacco.

School District Joins Debate
Oakdale Leader - October 21, 2015
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"You don't know what that liquid holds," she said of the e-cigarette substance ... of the relationship between students' health behaviors and youth development programs. ... than marijuana, more than chew tobacco, more than traditional cigarettes. ... of an ink pen and could easily be in a student's possession while at school.

Morning Spin: City Council meets, could tweak Emanuel budget
Chicago Tribune - October 21, 2015

The trash fee, new taxi and ride-share fees attached to the changes for those industries, a new tax on the liquids used in electronic cigarettes and changes to the ...

Our Opinion: Act on the knowns, unknowns of e-cigs
South Bend Tribune - October 21, 2015

Indiana legislators are considering regulation of e-cigarettes, which are growing in popularity among Indiana youth. ....

Hutchinson City Council members ask for draft of e-cigarette ...
Hutchinson News - October 21, 2015

He said he kept coming back to the relative newness of e-cigarettes and unknowns regarding secondhand vapor, so he thought it was better to err on the side of ...

Falmouth schools adding e-cigarettes to banned products
Bangor Daily News - October 21, 2015

Language about nicotine products, including a ban on electronic cigarette use, was added to the system-wide student code of conduct; student substance use ...

County may restrict vaping
Bay Net - October 21, 2015

In Maryland's Prince George's County, a bill to ban electronic cigarette use in the majority of public spaces and businesses moved even closer to becoming a ...

Two amendments passed at SA meeting
SDSU Collegian - October 21, 2015

SA also had its first readings of three resolutions in support of a smoke-free campus, tobacco-free campus and electronic cigarette-free campus. Amendment ...

City bans drones, e-cigs at parks
Fort Bend Herald - October 21, 2015

Smoke electronic cigarettes? Enjoy flying drones? Don't bring them to Rosenberg city parks or you could pay a hefty fine. The City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to ...

Marathon County Board supports e-cig indoor ban
WSAU - October 21, 2015

(WSAU) -- Marathon County voted to support an indoor ban on e-cigarattes. ... add electronic cigarettes and vaping devices to the smoking products that should ...

FTC plans to study e-cig, vapor data
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal - October 21, 2015

is wading into the public-health debate involving electronic cigarettes and vaporizers by proposing to study how they are marketed and sold. The agency wants permission from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect information from e-cig marke

US e-cig firms warned to avoid rash claims about products
ECigIntelligence - October 21, 2015

... type of FDA enforcement action is not related to the agency's attempt to regulate e-cigs under the deeming regulations," said the ECigIntelligence legal team.

Vaping burned a hole in my lungs EXCLUSIVE: E-cigarette puts dad in hospital
The Sun (uk) - October 21, 2015

A DAD ended up in hospital with a hole burnt through his lung after his e-cig spat hot nicotine liquid down his throat. Richard Courtney's £100 device was meant to turn the fluid into vapour but a fault left him hooked up to a ventilator.

Keep Vaping China, Don't Listen To The World Health Organization ...
Forbes - October 21, 2015

BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 01: Researchers estimate that smoking will cause about 20% of all ... The ban has reportedly boosted the public profile of e-cigarettes.

POLAND: The Prime Minister is demanding answers from the Ministry of Health on e-cigarettes
eSmoking Association (pl) - October 21, 2015

the Minister of Health publicly stated that "Manufacturers [of e-cigarettes] who profit from this enormously - and this is a gigantic industry and huge money - are deliberately failing to speak the truth. They claim the e-cigarettes are not harmful. They...

Welsh e-cigarette stance slammed by MP
Morning Advertiser.co.uk - October 21, 2015

A long-serving Member of Parliament has slammed the Welsh government’s stance on e-cigarettes, following Swansea Council’s inclusion of them in a consultation on banning smoking in outdoor public spaces, which could impact pub gardens.

Lab tests reveal popular e-cigarette liquids contain harmful chemicals
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - October 20, 2015

E-cigarettes began as a smoke cessation aid but now have become a popular consumer product. Revenue from electronic cigarettes for the top U.S. cigarette ...

Is Vaping Safer Than Traditional Smoking? | Dorit Sasson
Huffington Post (blog) - October 20, 2015

for now, we can go with the current studies, read widely and with an open mind as there is proof that e-cigarettes are a safer alternative than traditional cigarettes.

CHAPMAN: Spotless leopards? Decoding hype on e-cigarettes
The Conversation (au) - October 20, 2015

there are major concerns about the core claims being made for e-cigarettes. Australia should consider any policy changes in harm reduction very carefully. We should all be open to quality evidence that might suggest that this time we have something ...

More Marquette University students have tried e-cigs than tobacco ...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - October 20, 2015

Marquette University students respond to the question: Are e-cigarettes regulated? A survey of students found 30% believed they are, even though there is no ...

Health District concerned about rise in teen e-cig use
KXLY Spokane - October 20, 2015

The Spokane Regional Health District is issuing a health warning and a call to action as more teens turn to electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes come in many ...

E-cigarettes allowed in county buildings, commissioner wants clear ...
KWCH - October 20, 2015

Howell said part of the confusion comes from the "no smoking" signs posted ... of e-cigs in county buildings and said she thinks they should be banned in all public places. ... But Howell believes banning them could do more harm than good. ...

$2.5 BILLION VAPING BOOM DRAWS CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS
breitbart.com - October 20, 2015

The combination of a booming industry, lack of information, concerns about long-term effects on youth,b and Reynolds Vapor Co. as a deep pocket was bound to cause enterprising mass tort lawyers to sue under California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic...

Government plans to regulate sales of e-cigarettes, cartridges
Budapest Business Journal - October 20, 2015

The bill would require manufacturers and sellers of e-cigarettes and cartridges to register their products six months before bringing them to market and pay an ...

Electronic cigarette use to be heavily restricted under proposed laws
The Canberra Times - October 20, 2015

The ACT government has moved to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and ensure they cannot be used in smoke-free areas across the territory.

Winning the Backbar Battle: Other Tobacco Products are key to ...
CSNews Online - October 20, 2015

Other tobacco products (OTP) - which include cigars, smokeless, e-cigarettes, papers, pipes and loose tobacco - accounted for almost 5 percent of in-store ...

Case report finds acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis in patient using ...
Science Codex - October 20, 2015

The patient did not use e-cigarettes again and had no further symptoms. ... This case adds to the growing body of research indicating e-cigarettes pose a health ...

Sen. Blumenthal backing plan to study e-cigarette sales and marketing
Norwich Bulletin - October 20, 2015

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA- Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, along with several other senators, are backing the Federal Trade Commission's plan to study ...

$2.5 Billion Vaping Boom Draws Class Action Lawsuits
Breitbart News - October 20, 2015

The boom really took off after a federal court in 2010 overturned a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2009 decision to regulate e-cigs like cigarettes.

Heritage Action threatens 'key vote' against House reconciliation bill
Politico - October 20, 2015

FTC WANTS FEEDBACK ON E-CIGARETTE STUDY - The FTC plans a study of the U.S. sales and marketing of electronic cigarettes, by soliciting data from ...

At new apartment complex, no smoking, no vaping - even outside
Palm Beach Post (blog) - October 20, 2015

Landlord HG Management of Tampa says the no-smoking policy is part of the complex's effort to go green. The ban extends to vaping, although there's no rule ...

Emanuel record property tax hike advances in closer-than-expected ...
Chicago Tribune - October 20, 2015

... and to tweak Emanuel's proposed tax on e-cigarettes, which has drawn fierce opposition from retailers and lobbyists from the electronic cigarette industry.

Smoking phaseout plan to begin next semester
College Heights Herald (Western Kentucky University) - October 20, 2015

The three-year phaseout of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes begins next semester. Last November, the Student Government Association senate voted on Resolution 11-14-F, Resolution to Support a Smoke Free Campus. However, the senate did not pass this...

Falmouth schools adding e-cigs to banned products
The Forecaster - October 20, 2015

FALMOUTH - The School Board is revising several policies, including a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes on school grounds. On Monday night, the board ...

Chickasha tightens smoke-free rules in bid for grants
Chickasha Express Star - October 20, 2015

Chickasha's City Council amended part of the non-smoking ordinance on Monday. It was passed in January to ban use of tobacco and vapor products from city ...

La Crosse Co. announces e-Cigarette ban
News8000.com - WKBT - October 19, 2015

The county updated its ordinance to include a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in ... questions about the health risks that come along with smoking the devices.

Marion County Board of Education Meets, Policy Updates Made
WDTV - October 19, 2015

"One of the new things that's being included in counties' tobacco policies at this point is the inclusion of e-cigs as a tobacco derivative," said Gary Price, ...

Bangor Area School District ready to snuff out 'vaping'
WFMZ Allentown - October 19, 2015

The Bangor Area School District is putting the finishing touches on a policy banning electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers and everything else that simulates ...s

Alamance County Commissioners consider e-cig ban in county ...
myfox8.com - October 19, 2015

County leaders said that when the smoking ban was initiated 2001, e-cigs did ... smoking cigarettes, so there needs to be clarity in the law if that's banned or not.

A CONVERSATION WITH: Tim VanDamme, executive director of the ...
Finger Lakes Times - October 19, 2015

After that, I'd say marijuana, synthetic marijuana, with e-cigarettes used to smoke the liquid form of marijuana. It has a higher THC content. They are using ...

Prince George's County Council bill aims to regulate e-cigarettes
Diamondback Online - October 19, 2015

These e-cigarettes are the target of a bill the Prince George's County Council Committee on Health, Education and Human Services voted on. The bill, which ...

Concerns over teens using e-cigs grow in Shelby County
WVTM13 - October 19, 2015

"There's so much misconception about e-Cigarettes not being dangerous but in actuality they are very dangerous. They're marketing this to say this is a way help ...

Health groups urge FDA to investigate e-cig therapeutic claims
The Hill - October 19, 2015

Health groups are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the therapeutic claims electronic cigarette manufacturers are allegedly ...

Students Vape in Face of Uncertain Health Effects
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun - October 19, 2015

Despite the unknown side effects of electronic cigarette usage on ones health, many Cornell students report the use of personal vaporizers a particular type of e-cigarette as both a positive way to curb nicotine addictions and as a fun social activity.

Outside smoking ban consultation criticised for including e-cigarettes
MorningAdvertiser.co.uk - October 19, 2015

In doing so they are equating vaping with smoking and failing to recognise the role that e-cigarettes have had in helping people to give up tobacco.

Why Not Let E-Cigarette Companies Tell the Truth?
Reason (blog) - October 19, 2015

New York Times columnist Joe Nocera once again calls attention to the lifesaving potential of electronic cigarettes and bemoans resistance to this form of harm reduction by the anti-smoking movement. Describing a new e-cigarette model from NJOY that is designed to more closely simulate smoking by delivering more nicotine and a stronger "hit to the back of the throat," Nocera writes: ...

NY Times' Nocera continues promoting e-cigs while ignoring the industry's behavior and real use patterns
Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education October 18, 2015

Joe Nocera, the New York Times business columnist, ran another column extolling the virtues of e-cigarettes on October 17, 2015. He posed the rhetorical question, Can e-cigarettes save lives? and, not surprisingly, answered it Of course they can. Consistent with the industrys position, he argued that public health would be better off if smokers switched from cigarettes to less dangerous e-cigarettes. He would be right if that was all that was happening, but it isnt. While some smokers do switch to e-cigarettes, most continue to use both at the same time (so called dual users). More important, there is consistent evidence that smokers who use e-cigarettes are less (not more) likely to quit smoking than smokers who do not use e-cigarettes. ...

If guys can vape, why can't girls too?
The Malaysian Insider - October 18, 2015

Despite being negatively viewed by some people, women using vapes are defending their interest in the e-cigarettes. Several users interviewed by The Malaysian Insider at the Vape Festival at the Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC) said vaping among women was not wrong, like committing a crime. ...

It is time to take on the multi-million e-cigarette industry that is damaging the nations health
Herald Scotland - October 17, 2015

E-cigs are a big con. They may have six million users in Europe and 2.6 million users in the UK, but their message that they are the route to nicotine freedom is a lie. It is all about making money. They can sell what they want, to whomever they want, including our children. Evidence from France and California and new research in Scotland already shows that e-cigs are starting to be used by youngsters.

Smokers, non-smokers turn to vaping in Morris as industry grows
Morris Daily Herald - October 17, 2015

As he explains his position on cigarette smoking, a large plume of what looks like white smoke emits from his mouth. But its actually vapor escaping from his lips. He is one of many who uses an atomizer to vape. I never started smoking cigarettes because I didnt want the added chemicals and tar, he said. I have no desire to ever smoke a cigarette.

Opinion: why zoning is the next big threat to America's vape stores
ECigIntelligence - October 16, 2015

The gravest threat to the U.S. vapour industry comes from local government. While state-level attempts to regulate the industry have been largely unsuccessful, hundreds of local laws have come into force. The most popular move has been to integrate e-cigarettes into existing ordinances mandating clean indoor air. Vaping is now prohibited in 100% of smoke-free spaces in many large metropolitan areas such as New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles and in small towns, such the cities of Pooler, Georgia and Lighthouse Point, Florida. Anti-tobacco bodies are campaigning for the location of new e-cigarette retailers to be restricted under zoning laws, which enable local governments to divide land into districts so that they can control development to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the public.

Can E-Cigarettes Save Lives?
New York Times - October 16, 2015

Two weeks ago, I received an email from NJOY, a company that sells electronic cigarettes. Its purpose was to introduce the Daily, a new product that NJOY described as a superior e-cigarette scientifically developed to deliver quick-and-strong nicotine satisfaction at levels close to an actual cigarette.

Win For Vapers: Facebook Reverses Censor Of Ads For E-Cigarette Film
Daily Caller - October 16, 2015

Facebook reversed its decision to censor ads for an upcoming documentary championing e-cigarettes Friday, after the films director wrote a letter of protest. Facebook initially rejected advertisements for the film A Billion Lives on the grounds it violated guidelines prohibiting ads related to e-cigarettes. The title is based on the World Health Organizations estimate a billion people will die from smoking over the course of this century.

Market for marijuana concentrates grows
The Spokesman Review - October 16, 2015

He took a hit, inhaling water vapor laced with concentrated THC, the active chemical compound in marijuana. The process is called dabbing, and Eskue, a 21-year-old Washington State University student, is among a growing cohort of marijuana users who have turned to this stronger, faster way to get high. Vape pens provide a very discreet alternative to smoking, and they don't smell much like marijuana at all, he said. You wouldn't even know someone was ...

Yuba City to ban e-cigs in parks
Appeal-Democrat October 16, 2015

The Yuba City City Council is considering banning the use of electronic cigarettes in city parks, wading into a health issue still up for debate. The council ...

In Joliet, Chicago area, vaping's popularity grows, but regulators watching
The Herald-News - October 16, 2015

But regulators and some taxing bodies are taking a look at the rapidly growing use of electronic cigarettes, considering the health impact of vaping, and looking ...

Non-profit aims to raise age for tobacco purchase in Fort Lee to 21
NorthJersey.com - October 16, 2015

Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy, the non-profit that spearheaded an effort to ban smoking in the borough's public parks and facilities last year, is hoping to meet similar success with a new initiative now before the governing body: raising the purchasing age for tobacco products from 19 to 21. Edgewater and Paramus toyed with adopting a tobacco 21 ordinance this summer but tabled it due to concerns over preemption, fearing risk of a lawsuit from the state. In 2006, New Jersey set the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and electronic smoking devices at 19.

Wildwood vaping expo canceled after threats of air-quality ticket blitz
Press of Atlantic City - October 16, 2015

The promoter behind a vaping expo canceled the Wildwood convention because of threats of a ticket blitz for violations of New Jerseys Smoke-Free Air Act. Promoter Ron Rotatori, of Wildwood, owner of Goodfellas Vaporium on Pacific Avenue, said he expected 240 vendors and thousands of e-cigarette users from across the region to attend the Oct. 24 Vaping at the Shore show at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Eleven items from the Alexandria City Council Meeting
Alexandria Echo Press - October 16, 2015

TOBACCO BAN A ban on tobacco and e-cigarettes in city parks received final approval from the council. The new section of city code prohibits the sale and use ...

County to implement alert system
Daily Union - October 16, 2015

Also,to conform with the Jefferson County Smoke Free Air Act, the smoking policy was amended to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes and electronic delivery ...

E-Cigarette Market Achieves $250 Million Growth in One Year
Modern Readers - October 16, 2015

According to Mintel, sales of e-cigarettes blazed from a 2012 tally of $283 million to an extraordinary $537 million last year. In addition, the group also reported that around 34% of all smokers looking to kick the habit or have already successfully quite see the devices as an effective tool for the job. Nicotine patches are still the nations favorite with a 35% public approval rating, but e-cigarettes are gaining ground fast.

E-Cigarettes, Kids and the Battle to Prevent the Renormalizing of Smoking
Modern Readers - October 16, 2015

Electronic cigarettes have been all over the news as of late, with supporters of the devices continuing to insist they're a fundamental good. Evidence suggests ...

New media trends shape Playboy
ITWeb - October 16, 2015

In 2014, Playboy made $1.5 billion selling branded merchandise such as condoms, deodorants and electronic cigarettes. Traditional magazines could also ...

E-cigarettes 95% safer than smoking? Controversy over new study
The Epoch Times - October 16, 2015

... after it claimed that smoking e-cigarettes was 95% safer than using tobacco. ... The World Health organisation called for an indoor ban on e-cigarettes due to ...

St. John's school bans electronic cigarettes, students still vaping
CBC.ca - October 16, 2015

Waterford Valley High in St. John's says it has zero tolerance for electronic cigarettes, but some students say the new smokes are popular on and off school ...

E-Cigarettes are Becoming a 'Lifestyle' Accessory
Tech Cocktail - October 15, 2015

The cofounder and CEO of premium V2 Cigs, J. Andries Verleur, suggests that as consumers begin to try and accept vaping and electronic cigarettes, ...

Marijuana is now more popular than cigarettes among teens
Tech Insider (blog) - October 15, 2015

... percentage of high schoolers who smoke. They didn't ask about hookahs or e-cigarettes, either, which could also affect the usage numbers. teens smoke pot ...

Most county staff to pay more for health insurance
La Crosse Tribune - October 15, 2015

The county board also unanimously approved adding e-cigarettes to the list of tobacco-related products that can't be used in or around La Crosse County ...

Maine law banning electronic cigarettes is now in effect
WGME - October 15, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A law prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in the same public places where smoking is banned is taking effect in Maine.

Lemon Grove, California Snuffs Out E-Cigarettes
The Heartland Institute - October 15, 2015

The Lemon Grove, California City Council has expanded an existing ban on ... on Science and Health, says e-cigarette bans aren't based on scientific facts. ... "But even granting the legitimacy of banning smoking in the park, it wouldn't follow ...

SQUID FRY 10.15.15: East of Garrison…
Monterey County Weekly - October 15, 2015

Vaping, smoking pot and chewing tobacco will likewise be banned. But why stop there, Carmel? Why not ban outdoor barbecues? Or emissions-spewing classic ...

Stan Statham: My take on smoking
Red Bluff Daily News - October 15, 2015

... that the efforts this year in your legislature to raise those new taxes on those cigarettes and also to regulate those new and silly e-cigarettes have both failed.

Options for Cancer Center are close it or raise cigarette tax
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - October 15, 2015

Then e-cigarettes were invented and our income generated by the cigarette tax ... Should I have somehow predicted the invention of e-cigarettes and not pushed .

Cook County may extend amusement tax, tobacco tax to help close ...
WLS-TV - October 15, 2015

Her budget plan would also expand the tobacco tax to include electronic cigarettes and vapor products. Comcast released a statement regarding the proposed ...

10-Year-Old Tries to Save Halloween House / Lisle Cops Shoot ...
Patch.com - October 15, 2015

Recent DuPage County News: ... E-Cigs banned in Wheaton...

New laws now in effect in Maine
WGME - October 15, 2015

STATEWIDE (WGME) -- A new law bans E-cigarettes from any places where smoking is also banned, including restaurants, playgrounds and beaches.

John Boley: Smoke and mirrors in the debate over e-cigarettes
Nikkei Asian Review - October 15, 2015

Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand have bans of varying effectiveness. In Japan, Australia and New Zealand they are "sort of" banned. Some Asia-Pacific countries ban the liquids but not the device; some do the reverse. Others distinguish ...

MUSPRATT: EU chooses corporatism on E-Cigarettes
The Commentator - October 15, 2015

Another reason to get Britain out as soon as possible... Despite the wide consensus that vaping is considerably less harmful than smoking, EU rules will force E-cigarette companies to undergo overzealous tests, ban them from advertising and follow bizarre

Smokers choose e-cigarettes rather than quit ($$)
Times Of London (uk) - October 14, 2015

The popularity of e-cigarettes has led to fall in demand for NHS anti-smoking aids / The number of anti-smoking products handed out on the NHS to help people to kick the habit in Scotland dropped by a third last year, official figures show. There were ...

Expert calls for ad ban on e-cigarettes
The Times (subscription) - October 14, 2015

A leading health academic is calling for tighter regulation of e-cigarette marketing tactics to stop children from being drawn into a smoking habit. Linda Bauld ...

E-cigarette regulation in Germany: the draft TPD plans
ECigIntelligence - October 14, 2015

It provides essential information for professionals involved with e-cigarettes including regular emails containing news of regulatory and market change, tracking ...

Subway rider explains why everybody hates vapers
Yahoo News Canada (blog) - October 14, 2015

In Prince Edward Island and Manitoba, restrictions are in place to limit where papers can inhale, while Chicago treats vaping the same as smoking a cigarette, ...

Santa Clarita officially approves e-cigarette restrictions
Santa Clarita Valley Signal - October 14, 2015

Santa Clarita City Council members gave final approval this week to an ordinance that will restrict the use of electronic smoking devices, commonly referred to ...

Cook County Considers 3 Percent Tax on Cable, Bowling And Other ...
Chicagoist - October 14, 2015

Preckwinkle is also proposing a tax on the liquids that fuel electronic cigarettes. It would tax 20 cents for every milliliter of liquid sold and is estimated to bring in ...

GBRC approves tobacco free policy for new playground
Great Bend (KS) Tribune - October 14, 2015

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board on Monday approved a tobacco-free environment policy at the GBRC Activity Center and the My BackYard Playground. This policy will enforce no tobacco use - including electronic cigarettes - at these sites.

Ingham County officials eye licensing e-cig vendors
Lansing State Journal - October 14, 2015

LANSING -- Vendors would need a tobacco license to sell e-cigarettes in Ingham County under a proposal aimed at snuffing out nicotine vapor sales to minors.

New rules on smoking, marijuana and drones at Mt. Bachelor
Bend Bulletin - October 14, 2015

15, Mt. Bachelor will ban smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of e-cigarette-type devices outside of designated smoking areas. Rathbun wrote that a map of ...

Smokers choose e-cigarettes rather than quit ($$)
Times Of London (uk) - October 14, 2015

The popularity of e-cigarettes has led to fall in demand for NHS anti-smoking aids / The number of anti-smoking products handed out on the NHS to help people to kick the habit in Scotland dropped by a third last year, official figures show. …

Proposed ban of public vaping concerns some businesses
HeraldNet - October 14, 2015

... to be licensed and ban vaping in public in much the same way as smoking is ... action on the vaping issue, much as it did with the ban on smoking in public.

Study says less nicotine may scale down smokers
Minnesota Daily (UMN) - October 14, 2015

A study published earlier this month, in part conducted by University of Minnesota researchers, reported that people smoked 23 to 30 percent less each day if their cigarettes contained about 15 percent or less nicotine than traditional cigarettes. Still,

Reynolds expands 4 Vuse flavorings nationwide
Winston-Salem Journal - October 14, 2015

crema, chai, berry and mint have been expanded beyond test markets in Colorado and Utah. That raises the number of Vuse flavors to six, counting original and menthol that debuted nationally in June 2014. Vuse is available in more than 100,000 retail outl

Switching to e-cigarettes will kill you too!
TheHealthSite - October 14, 2015

A recent study has revealed that the use of e-cigarettes and alternative tobacco products may lead to increased tobacco use. The increasing use of alternative ...

E-cigarettes have not reduced smoking
NJ TODAY - October 14, 2015

WASHINGTON-Findings from a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report show the rising use of electronic cigarettes has not lowered the rate of ...

Worcester County Health Department officials concerned about E-Cigs
WMDT - October 13, 2015

... Linda Green, a smoking cessation instructor at Worcester County says almost everyone that comes to the smoking cessation classes have tried E-cigarettes.

SGA discusses smoke-free campus, resolution to co-sponsor event
College Heights Herald - October 13, 2015

"There will be 12 temporary smoking shelters," Richey said. "The ban is going to include tobacco and e-cigs [e-cigarettes]." After some debate, the Senate ...

PCSSD Educates Parents on E-Cigs
KARK - October 13, 2015

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. - The Pulaski County Special School District is launching a new effort to educate parents about the hazards their kids may come into ...

Tougher controls urged for e-cigarettes
ecns - October 13, 2015

A visitor watches an assistant demonstrate "cloud chasing" at an e-cigarette ... They use battery-powered cartridges to produce a flavored vapor that often ... Liquid tobacco doesn't contain tar and is less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but ...

Heggland lab studies vaping effects on bone health
College of Idaho News (blog) - October 13, 2015

Enjoy the puff, without the harmful stuff. That's how electronic cigarettes have been marketed. But with little research on how e-cigarettes and vaping can affect ...

Is Legalization of Marijuana Good or Bad for Home Values?
Realtor.com News - October 13, 2015

Denver's housing market has been hot, hot, hot this year; in some months, ... prices due to the legalization of marijuana," James Paine, managing partner at ...

Anti-tobacco ordinance smoking forward; Includes electronic ...
Harrison Daily (subscription) - October 13, 2015

People for and against an ordinance banning tobacco products in Harrison city ... replace an older ordinance that did ban tobacco use in Lake Harrison Park, just ... be banned under the ordinance, which also covers electronic cigarettes and ...

Mandates mean more training for school staff
Bristol Press - October 13, 2015

The ban on smoking on school grounds has been extended to include electronic vapor devices and annual safety reviews for special education bus ...

Maine To Ban Electronic Cigarettes In Public Places
Associated Press - October 13, 2015

A law that prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in the same public places where smoking is banned is set to take effect in the coming days. The new law bans electronic cigarettes in places such as restaurants, playgrounds and beaches where tradition...

Details outlined on proposed Snohomish County vaping ban
Q13 FOX - October 12, 2015

Details outlined on proposed Snohomish County vaping ban ... vaping products and ban vaping in public similar to how smoking is regulated under state law.

Ashland Board of Health might take up airing, recording of meetings
Wicked Local Ashland - October 12, 2015

The board will continue its discussion on proposed tobacco regulations changes at ... adjustments to license suspension, IDing and e-cigarette disposal policies. ... Self-service displays would also be limited to retails and tobacco stores with a ...

Study Committee Considers Smoking Ban, E-Cigarette Changes
Indiana Public Media - WFIU / WTIU - October 12, 2015

Legislators heard testimony Tuesday on several tobacco-related issues, including whether to expand the state's smoking ban and include e-cigarettes in the law. Passionate voices on both sides of the argument testified during the hearing. Public health ...

Wheaton Council Prohibits E-Cigarettes, Vaping in Enclosed Public ...
Patch.com - October 12, 2015

Do you think e-cigarettes and vaping should be banned in certain areas of Wheaton? ... The Wheaton City Council last week banned e-cigarettes and vaping in ...

Palm Beach Vapors Launches Revolutionary Vaping Alternative to Eliminate Harmful Chemical
PR Newswire - October 12, 2015

Known as GnuVape, the proprietary liquid delivery system offers consumers a safer way to vape a wide variety of enjoyable flavors backed by more than a year of research and testing. The resulting product is designed to operate at lower voltage and …

SA pubs want e-cigarettes banned in non-smoking areas
The Australian - October 11, 2015

BAR owners want e-cigarettes treated legally the same as tobacco cigarettes, and banned in non-smoking areas, because the murky waters around their use make it difficult to manage complaints about patrons who puff on the vaporisers. The Australian Hotels Association SA branch is among groups to make submissions to a state parliamentary committee examining how laws should be updated to cover e-cigarettes.

Butts about it: Controversial study suggests e-cigs draw young smokers to regular cigarettes
The Killeen Daily Herald - October 11, 2015

For years, electronic cigarettes have ridden the vapor of respectability as a technology cigarette smokers can use to get nicotine while avoiding tobaccos health risks.

Tobacco, e-cig changes up for vote
Republican Eagle - October 11, 2015

The way the city of Red Wing regulates tobacco and electronic cigarettes has triggered a lot of discussion, with more anticipated Monday night as the City Council considers a final vote on a pared-down set of changes.

Details out on proposed vaping ban
HeraldNet - October 11, 2015

Earlier this year, the Snohomish Health District proposed a ban on vaping in public spaces and workplaces. Now the public health agency has drawn up a proposal detailing regulations that would go along with that ban. They include prohibiting the sale of vaping products to minors, licensing the businesses that sell vaping products, and banning vaping in public in much the same way as smoking is under state law. But the propsal would allow the sampling of vaping products by adults in vaping stores, something vaping retailers had pushed hard for.

Vape Summit fogs over Houston
Houston Chronicle (subscription) - October 10, 2015

A pungent cloud of vapor rolled over the George R. Brown Convention Center this weekend as hundreds of e-cigarette enthusiasts turned out to the fourth annual Vape Summit. Vapes are gadgets used to atomize e-juice, a flavored nicotine compound, and provide a smokeless cigarette-like experience. Unlike traditional cigarettes, users can puff on their devices indoors in many locations and control the amount of nicotine they consume. There is still much debate over the potential health effects of the increasingly popular, yet unregulated devices.

LETTER: PG story about liquid pot served to unfairly demonize e-cigarettes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - October 10, 2015

As the owner of a small, specialty vapor products (e-cigarette) business in Central Pennsylvania, and as a former smoker who opened my business to help other adults quit smoking, it was disconcerting to read the PG article E-cigs Now Being Used for Liquid Pot (Sept. 29).

Vaporizers: Most Used Alternative for Those Who Want to Quit Smoking
Newswatch - October 10, 2015

In 2015, electronic cigarette industry boomed to $3.5 billion dollars. This means it has doubled since last 2013 which is only $1.7 billion; a statistics provided by Bonnie Herzon of Wells Fargo Securities senior tobacco and beverage analyst. Electronic cigarettes were introduced to the public in 2004. And since then, it has made its own name and reputation. Vaping is a common thing for people who want to quit smoking. However, even curious nonsmokers have significant contribution to the growth of this industry.

Don't Let Candy-flavored Tobacco Products Fool You
Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper - October 10, 2015

They had flavored tobacco products right next to candy and gum sections kids ... In fact, more kids are using e-cigarettes, which come in a large variety of flavors, ...

Woman Burned By Exploding E-Cigarette, Awarded 1.9M
Legal Examiner - October 10, 2015

Ries and her husband were on their way to the airport when Ries decided that she should charge her e-cigarette battery in preparation for the journey. Shortly after plugging the device into the cars charger, liquid started dripping from e-cigarettes battery. The car filled with a smell like that of nail polish remover, and then, with a loud bang, the battery exploded. Flames erupted from the e-cigarette, catching Ries dress and seat on fire as chemicals spewed out onto her lap, causing severe burns. Panicking, she almost jumped out of the moving car, had it not been for her husband pulling her back in, dumping iced coffee on her to put out the flames.

UAE may ease the ban on sale of e-cigarettes
Khaleej Times - October 10, 2015

The UAE is laying down regulations for e-cigarettes which may ease the ban on the sale of the product in the country. In January this year, authorities from Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma) sent a draft technical regulation to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) notifying them of the country's intention to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes.

NZ Vaping Alliance Launched
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - October 9, 2015

"More and more New Zealanders are quitting smoking by using e-cigarettes, ... including age restrictions and product standards for e-cigarettes and e-liquid …

Anti-tobacco group: Too early to know lasting effects of e-cigarettes
Legal News Line - October 9, 2015

Jerod Harris, of Orange County, filed a class action complaint against R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., claiming research has revealed the electronic cigarettes contain known carcinogens, including formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. The suit further states the two substances can cause birth defects or cancer. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids claims a growing number of adults and youth are using electronic cigarettes, even though there are many unanswered questions about the resulting health effects.

New tobacco rules to include e-cigs and vape pens on campus
Montana Kaimin - October 9, 2015

Since the University of Montana's introduction of a tobacco free campus in 2011, there's been an increasing trend in students smoking e-cigarettes and vapor ...

Bill to restrict vaping moves closer to becoming law in Prince Georges
Washington Post - October 8, 2015

A bill to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in most businesses and public places moved one step closer to becoming law in Prince Georges County on Thursday after lawmakers voted it out of committee.

Questions raised over whether e-cigarettes lead to smoking after ...
WalesOnline - October 8, 2015

E-cigarettes are set to be banned in enclosed public spaces and work spaces under the Welsh Government's Public Health Bill. Of the 3,565 people aged 16 ...

E-cigarettes included in smoke-free campus policy
Iowa State Daily - October 8, 2015

This change in the smoke-free campus policy was decided by Koerner's committee, as well as other departmental committees on campus. The committees ...

Hutchinson delays decision on proposed ban on e-cigarettes
6News Lawrence - October 8, 2015

The Hutchinson City Council has delayed a decision on whether to ban electronic ... Indoor Clean Air Act, which prohibits smoking in most indoor public places.

Controversial study suggests e-cigs draw young smokers to regular cigarettes
Arizona Daily Sun - October 8, 2015

A recent study led by Dr. Primack that used Dartmouth University data and was published in JAMA Pediatrics, is controversial with its claims of an association between e-cigarette use among nonsmoking teenagers and young adults and cigarettes.

RCSO Chief Deputy of Administration Joe Rusell 10-Days Without Pay
Wgnsradio - October 7, 2015

JailCigs sells electronic cigarettes to inmates. However, that firm allegedly no longer sells to those incarcerated at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

Councilmember Nancy Floreen to Receive CEASE Policy Advocacy ...
Montgomery Community Media - October 7, 2015

The bill prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in public places where ... who have never tried traditional cigarettes are using e-cigs, putting themselves at risk ...

New e-cigarette rules go into effect next week
Press Herald - October 7, 2015

Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, the law prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in the same public places, such as restaurants, playgrounds and beaches, where smoking ...

Harrison aldermen to hear anti-tobacco statute Thursday night
Harrison Daily (subscription) - October 7, 2015

A proposed ordinance to ban tobacco products and even electronic cigarettes in all city parks is scheduled to come before Harrison City Council committees ...

Controversial study suggests e-cigs draw young smokers to regular ...
Daily Egyptian - October 7, 2015

Controversial study suggests e-cigs draw young smokers to regular ... Advocates of e-cigarettes as gateways out of smoking agree on a sales ban to minors.

Cancer-causing formaldehyde in e-cigarettes
New Straits Times Online - October 7, 2015

The evidence on the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as smoking cessation is limited. Secondly, in ... Japan and Australia have banned e-cigarettes with nicotine.

AAPCC reports over 2000 cases of e-cigarette exposures to date
WTHITV.com - October 7, 2015

In this Feb. 20, 2014 photo, a liquid nicotine solution is poured into a vaping device at the Henley Vaporium in New York. E-cigarettes are usually made of metal ...

Indiana legislative panel focuses on e-cigarette regulation
NBC4i.com - October 7, 2015

Brianna Herndon of the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network told ... be the guinea pig," said Traci Kennedy of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

Debate over e-cigarettes dominates Indiana legislative hearing
Indianapolis Star - October 7, 2015

"We don't feel the public should have to be the guinea pig," said Traci Kennedy of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "We don't feel the public should be testing ...

San Mateo takes aim at secondhand smoke: City restricts smoking, considers new electronic cigarettes retailer permit rules
San Mateo Daily Journal - October 7, 2015

Whether it's traditional tobacco, medical marijuana or the increasingly popular electronic cigarettes, the San Mateo City Council is seeking to enact stricter regulations to deter unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke.

Debate over e-cigarettes dominates Indiana legislative hearing
Indianapolis Star - October 7, 2015

"We don't feel the public should have to be the guinea pig," said Traci Kennedy of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "We don't feel the public should be testing ...

E-cigarette ban goes into effect Oct. 15
Kennebec Journal - October 7, 2015

"By restricting the use of electronic cigarettes in the same places and areas that we ... in the definition of smoking for the purpose of restrictions in public places, ...

E-cigarettes banned in public places in Durham come Jan. 1
Raleigh News & Observer - October 7, 2015

Starting next year, e-cigarettes will be banned on most public property in the city and rest of Durham County. That includes areas within 100 feet of bus stops, in public parks, enclosed shopping malls, elevators, some sidewalks and city and county ...

E-cigarette proposal lingers in air: City decides to ponder issue ...
Hutchinson News - October 6, 2015

After hearing from supporters and opponents of a proposal to ban e-cigarettes anywhere traditional cigarettes are banned, the council decided it wanted more ...

Study committee meets about e-cigarettes
WRTV Indianapolis - October 6, 2015

State lawmakers met Tuesday to gather information on the potential impact of expanding the state's smoking ban. The interim study committee on public policy ...

Opinion: Vaping shouldn't be a part of the smoking ban
American River Current - October 6, 2015

An American River College student takes a hit from his vaporizer. Vaping, along with smoking, will be banned at ARC starting on Jan. 1.

Proposed ordinance could send vape shops up in smoke
WVTM13 - October 6, 2015

The city of Homewood is considering new and tougher laws against smoking ... Homewood is considering an ordinance to ban smoking inside his store on ...

Liquid Nicotine Companies Co-Opt Popular Candy and Cereal ...
Yahoo Health - October 6, 2015

The efforts of the traditional tobacco industry to market cigarettes to kids has been well documented. In the 1960?s tobacco companies advertised during ...

Sparking debate
The Desert Sun - October 6, 2015

Advocates of e-cigarettes as gateways out of smoking agree on a sales ban to minors ... While there's no current law banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors in ...

Public health impact of e-cigarettes subject of Oct. 26 forum
Stanford Medical Center Report - October 6, 2015

National health experts will debate whether e-cigarettes will improve public health by replacing tobacco cigarettes or damage public health by renormalizing ...

Wheaton council OKs rules for e-cigarettes, vaping devices
Chicago Daily Herald - October 6, 2015

E-cigarettes and other vaping devices are now restricted in certain areas of Wheaton. The city council approved a new smoke- and vape-free ordinance in a 5-0 ...

Tobacco Use Among Younger Students High in Marion County
KNIA / KRLS Radio - October 6, 2015

... students in middle school who are using tobacco products, including vape pens and e-cigarettes. She says these products are dangerous because they've not ...

Lower Pottsgrove students arrested for vaping on bus
The Mercury - October 6, 2015

30 after they were allegedly found to be using vapor cigarettes on a school bus ... Vaping is typically done by using an electronic cigarette to inhale vapor that ...

Fire marshal warns against smoking risks
GoVolsXtra - October 6, 2015

Charge electronic cigarettes only as directed by the manufacturer. Do not leave e-cigs unattended while charging. Clean the connections at least once a week. ...

Dane County Board bans E-cigs
HNGnews.com - October 6, 2015

Despite some concerns that e-cigarettes might aid smokers looking to ... are relying on health studies that haven't been conclusive-banning devices that may ... this summer that would exempt e-cigarettes from the state indoor smoking ban.

Hutch to decide on e-cig ordinance October 20
KWCH - October 5, 2015

Should electronic cigarettes be banned from most indoor public spaces just like tobacco cigarettes? That's what a ... But some students in Hutchinson are worried about the smoke. "It is kind-of a ... They want the board to ban the use of E-cigs in most indoor public spaces, just like regular cigarettes. ... Banning water vapor?

More Than Half Of Kids Exposed To E-Cig Marketing, Study Says
Youth Health Magzine - October 5, 2015

Researchers from a Scottish government-commissioned survey have found that 60% of secondary school pupils have seen e-cigarettes sold in shops, malls and even stalls. Around 26% have been exposed to outdoor poster advertisements while 23% have heard or seen advertisements on televisions and radios in the past week, BBC News reports.

Car smoking ban: Can you vape at the wheel with a child passenger
Gloucester Citizen - October 5, 2015

But where do you stand with e-cigarettes or vaping? The law does not currently cover the devices and using them is not an offence. It is also not illegal for a ...

Health minister wants to outlaw smoking, e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
eNCA - October 5, 2015

Johannesburg, 5 October 2015 - Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi is on a mission - and it spells bad news for smokers. The minister says he fails to see a ...

Guest column: Is vaping safe?
Asheville Citizen-Times - October 5, 2015

There is a trend that you have undoubtedly seen around Asheville: Smoke shops are selling electronic cigarettes and vaporizers and many people are puffing ...

City Council candidates participate in public forum
Iowa State Daily - October 5, 2015

Ames City Council hopefuls participated in a public forum Friday presented by the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development at the City Church of Ames-Des Moines. City Council member Gloria Betcher questions a panel presenting a staff report on e-cigarettes. The report revealed the feasibility of the city enforcing an ...

Nursing Faculty Awarded Grant to Study e-cigs Effects in Pregnant Women
UKNow (press release) - October 5, 2015

According to Thomas Kelly, associate dean for research in the College of Nursing, pregnant women are switching to electronic cigarettes in an attempt to reduce ...

E-Cigarettes May Lead To Traditional Smoking For Teens
Chinatopix - October 4, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, also known as (e-cig or e-cigarette) electronic nicotine delivery systems or personal vaporizer, is a powered vaporizer that simulates the ...

This is how E-Cigarette vendors lure customers
TheHealthSite - October 4, 2015

Recently a lot of youngsters have been replacing the tobacco cigarettes with electronic cigarettes. The use of e-cigarette has almost tripled among middle and high school students from 2013 to 2014, according to data from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Now, a new study has found that it is partly due to aggressive online marketing by e-cigarette vendors. The study by University of California-San Diego researchers described marketing tactics that make purchasing e-cigarettes easy for all ages. Read: Are E-Cigarettes actually safe for you? ...

UCSD study: Online e-cigarette vendors aggressively engage customers using popular Internet tools
LGBT Weekly - October 3, 2015

E-cigarettes are tobacco-less, battery-operated devices that spritz vapor into the mouth with flavors like bubble gum and peach fuzz. Users of these devices, ...

CDC: Teens enticed by flavored tobacco products
Fx Report Daily - October 3, 2015

A few of the study cigarettes contained only about one-sixteenth of the ... high school students who use tobacco in the United States say they use flavored products. ... appear that a low-nicotine cigarette, could be part of the answer to quitting.

Incoming vaping laws re-spark debate
Timmins Press - October 3, 2015

These aren't all youth who smoke regular cigarettes either, we havenon-smokers using them too, and of those non-smokers, they are twice as likely to smoke ...

Limerick cardiologist says no evidence to favour e-cigarettes
Limerick Post - October 3, 2015

A NEWLY appointed Limerick cardiac consultant has warned there is no evidence that e-cigarettes are less of a health threat than tobacco. In an interview as he ...

Regulated approach needed for usage, sales of e-cigarettes, says ...
The Borneo Post - October 3, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: A specific regulated system is needed to facilitate the usage and selling of e-cigarettes, says an expert. Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre ...

What teens don?t know about electronic cigarettes
Bend Bulletin - October 2, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, use of e-cigarettes by middle and high school students nearly tripled from 2013 to 2014, creating a ...

Bill would raise age to buy cigs, e-cigs to 21 in Albany County
Albany Times Union (blog) - October 2, 2015

Albany County Legislator Tim Nichols, D-Latham, has introduced legislation that will increase the legal age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21.

Morning Spin: University presidents write Rauner letter over budget ...
Chicago Tribune - October 2, 2015

Reilly, 42nd, said the city should be going after chewing tobacco instead of e-cigarettes, which he said help smokers of conventional cigarettes quit. But Ald.

We Should Allow E-Cigs In Hospitals Because It Would Cut Down ...
Medical Daily - October 2, 2015

The benefits and drawbacks of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are being debated by medical experts and policymakers alike. Though it's true they don't release ...

Public Health vs. EU's Tobacco Product Directive: The Battle is Joined
Science 2.0 (blog ) October 2, 2015

A recent report by Public Health England notes that "very few" nonsmokers ... Given that non-smokers have so far shown little interest in e-cigarettes, critics ...

No, e-cigarettes aren't recruiting teens to smoke
R Street - October 2, 2015

... be true: that e-cigarettes do not attract nonsmokers to nicotine addiction and that, ... whether e-cigarettes are recruiting nonsmoking teens to nicotine addiction.

CDC warns coffee workers of hazardous chemicals
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - October 2, 2015

So why is it still harming coffee workers and allowed in e-cigarettes? ... The notice is directed at workers in facilities that roast, grind or flavor coffee, cautioning ...

Health Department wants to regulate vaping
Eatonville Dispatch - October 1, 2015

18 that it wants to ban e-cigarette smoking - also known as vaping - in public ... Currently, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) aren't regulated the same way as ...

Ramsey County restricts use of e-cigarettes in public places
Insight News - October 1, 2015

In 2005, Ramsey County passed one of the state's first smoking bans for bars and ... but state legislators stopped short of enacting a comprehensive usage ban.

Overheating e-cigarette causes fire at student house
ITV News - October 1, 2015

Fire chiefs are warning of the potential dangers of e-cigarettes after one overheated, sparking a fire at a student house. Crews from North Wales Fire and Rescue ...

Woman burned by exploding e-cigarette battery awarded $1.9 million
Los Angeles Times - October 1, 2015

After plugging the device into the car's charger, liquid started dripping from the battery, she said. The car filled with a smell like nail polish remover. Then, with a loud bang, the battery exploded.

States urge tougher controls on e-cigarettes
ConsumerAffairs - October 1, 2015

E-cigarettes have been marketed as tobacco-free substitutes for the real thing. They deliver nicotine in a vapor and, because they don't produce smoke, are ...

E-cigarettes: the risk of over-warning
American Enterprise Institute - October 1, 2015

1. The increase in the number of calls to poison control centers related to e-cigarettes is not the best metric for determining the need for and appropriateness of ...

Beyond Vape Looking To Open Haight Street Location
Hoodline - October 1, 2015

Beyond Vape, a national chain of electronic cigarette retailers, is eyeing the ... Francisco businesses, and will have to seek conditional-use authorization to open ...

Connecticut e-cigarette restriction laws start today
WFSB - October 1, 2015

Lawmakers said there was enormous support for the law in both the state House of Representatives and the Senate, partly because e-cigarettes are not ...

Oviedo leaders consider smoking ban on city property
WFTV Orlando - September 30, 2015

Smoking, whether it's real cigarettes or e-cigarettes, could soon be banned from certain places in Oviedo. ... The smoking ban wouldn't just apply to public parks.

Supervisors vote to ban e-cigs in public places
Davis Enterprise - September 30, 2015

WOODLAND - Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes in most public places, following in the footsteps of the cities of Davis ...

California's vape havens: Bay Area model for social cannabis use
The Cannabist - September 30, 2015

Several San Francisco medical cannabis dispensaries offer, to varying ... where anti-cannabis housing-ordinance evictions are growing in rapid pace with the ...

Are e-cigs bad for you? I'm not sure
Appleton Post Crescent - September 30, 2015

Are e-cigarettes a savior for smokers, a lurking global danger … or both? You might think I'd know. After all, I'm director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control ...

Local Assembly member proposes e-cigarette regulation
The Galt Herald - September 30, 2015

State Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) recently introduced a bill that seeks to change the way that e-cigarettes are marketed toward the public, especially minors. Assembly Bill X2-6, if passed, will require companies to label e-cigarettes as a nicotine product in California, making it illegal to sell to consumers under age 18.

Rural Leaders Advised on Vaping Danger
Kitsap Sun - September 30, 2015

The array of possible health risks for rural Californians includes a relatively new entrant: electronic cigarette use, particularly among school-age children. The possible health risks related to electronic cigarette use was a topic of concern when representatives from 34 rural California counties gathered last week for their association's annual conference.

Schneiderman Calls for E-Cigarette Warning Labels
Fx Report Daily - September 30, 2015

His death is believed to be the first in the country from liquid nicotine poisoning. A single teaspoon of liquid nicotine can be lethal to a child, and smaller amounts can cause severe illness, often requiring trips to the emergency room. Past year a toddler in upstate New York died after ingesting liquid nicotine and poison control centers received more than 3,700 reports of problems associated with the product. Since past few years, a huge increase in demand of e-cigarettes has been seen especially from young people. The FDA must step up and regulate the sale and packaging of these unsafe products before any more kids are harmed. In a letter sent to the FDA, the attorneys general requested that the agency to put warning labels on the liquid used in e-cigarettes as well as nicotine-based dissolvables, lotions, gels and drinks.

Heading off a scourge of . . . e-cigarettes?
liherald.com - September 30, 2015

Oct. 6 will mark the one-year anniversary of Rockville Centres ban on hookah bars. To celebrate, the village board is considering a law to ban the sale of e-cigarettes as well.

US states urge FDA to ensure warnings on liquid nicotine products
Fox News - September 30, 2015

Attorneys general of 33 U.S. states, including New York's Eric Schneiderman, urged the Food and Drug Administration to ensure health warning labels on nicotine-containing liquids and other novel tobacco products.

Vape Culture Attracts Teens, Poses Harmful Risks
Huffington Post - September 30, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, use of e-cigarettes by middle and high school students nearly tripled from 2013 to 2014, creating a "vape culture" among today's young people. Sherry Emery, a senior research scientist currently examining youth and adult smoking behaviors at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said she thinks that teens are attracted to vaping because it's a novelty. And e-cigs aren't just easier for minors to purchase; they're also easier to conceal. Mendez said that due to the discreet appearance of e-cigs, students rarely get caught at school. Many vaping devices are designed to look like pens: compact, shiny and inconspicuous. In fact, some devices such as Cloud 2.0 and microG are marketed as unnoticeable.

The New Way That Teens Are Using Marijuana
The Cheat Sheet - September 30, 2015

But there are some real concerns about e-cigarettes, and vaping in general. Despite the belief that vaping is relatively safe, researchers are pushing back ...

FDA to Check Standards in Packaging E-Cigarettes Containing Liquid Nicotine
NYC Today - September 30, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been requested by Attorneys general of 33 U.S. states to stop the increasing incidence of liquid nicotine poisoning among children. They requested the FDA to ensure health warning labels on nicotine containing liquids and other novel tobacco products.

Do e-cigarettes lead to cigarette smoking?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - September 29, 2015

It might seem illogical, the shift from a trendy electronic appliance whose delicious juices produce thick, white but odorless and generally harmless vapors to ill-smelling, bad-tasting cigarettes that produce acrid smoke and dirty ashes and butts. But...

A.G. Schneiderman And 32 Attorneys General Sound Alarm On ...
Long Island Exchange - September 29, 2015

"As more and more Americans - especially young people - take up e-cigarettes, it is more important than ever that the FDA ensures our children are protected ...

How new rules could kill the vaping boom
Fortune - September 29, 2015

The rules would require federal approval for most flavored liquid nicotine juices ... Tobacco giants produce the e-cigarette brands, which look like cigarettes and ...

One Teaspoon of Liquid Nicotine Could Kill a Small Child
HealthNewsDigest.com - September 29, 2015

The calls concern accidental poisoning of small children related to e-cigarette smoking or "vaping." Slightly more than half of these reported exposures have ...

Ask a Vet: E-cigarettes can pose dangers to pets
CapitalGazette.com - September 29, 2015

When I used to smoke cigarettes, I did it outside so my dog wouldn't get secondhand smoke. Now I hear that if I use e-cigarettes, it may be harmful to my dog.

White dudes like Johnny Depp love to be sad and vape, apparently
A.V. Club Milwaukee - September 29, 2015

"How did advertising for tobacco-related products become hip again? ... "Sad White Guys Smoking E-Cigarettes" is Nero's way of surgically removing the coolness ... the ubiquitous e-cigarette advertisements he encounters "on subway trains, ...

County puts ban in place on electronic cigarettes
Daily Democrat - September 29, 2015

Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad of District 3 said he knew he would not win another argument on a countywide ban of the use of electronic cigarettes. So he voted against the approval of any new ordinance at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday in Woodland the sole holdout among his counterparts in the 4-1 decision. Rexroad noted that he has never smoked a cigarette or a cigar in his life, but argued he had seen the redeeming qualities of electronic cigarettes first-hand. E-cigarettes, he said, actually help some people give up the habit of smoking traditional cigarettes, which he sees as a viable option for those who choose to pursue it.

What will happen to Alexandria taxes next year?
Alexandria Echo Press - September 29, 2015

The products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and any electronic delivery device. The council added language that could allow it to establish ...

What teens don't know about e-cigarettes could hurt them
Raleigh News & Observer - September 28, 2015

Tricks and novelty aside, Dean Kostopoulos, who graduated from Naperville North last spring, said the attraction isn't complicated: Teens think vaping is fun. "Everyone feels like (vaping) is a more healthy way to smoke, but it's more for the thrill of...

E-Cig Industry Says FDA Regulations Could Snuff Business
Newsy - September 28, 2015

The FDA may be rolling out regulations on electronic cigarettes soon, and some ... the "smokeless non-tobacco cigarette" in 1963, the vaping industry is smokin'!

Doctors, industry locked in vape debate over youth use
York Dispatch - September 28, 2015

Tom Wolf's proposed 40 percent tax on e-cigarettes and vaporizers. ... We're dealing with the toxic legacy of the tobacco industry." ... and indicated e-cigarette use among middle and high schoolers tripled from 2013 to 2014. ... It comes in flavors like chocolate or mango," said Dr. Brian Primack, director of Pitt's Center for ...

Liquid Nicotine: Keep it Away From the Kids
CapeCod.com News - September 28, 2015

HYANNIS - Parents who use e-cigarettes are largely unaware of the dangers of ... "Many of these liquid nicotine products are flavored," Dr. Mendelsohn said.

E-cigarette ads seen by 60% of school children: survey
Latinos Health - September 28, 2015

The California Department of Public Health released a report today that calls E-Cigarettes a health threat and suggests that they should be regulated like regular ...

Philip Morris Device Criticised by Imperial Researcher
ESM - The European Supermarket Magazine - September 28, 2015

Philip Morris is betting that its device will become more popular than e-cigarettes sold by Imperial and others because using iQOS tastes and feels more similar ...

TUCKER: Blog: The e-cigarette - friend of foe?
Nursing in practice (uk) - September 28, 2015

Evidence does seem to suggest that the role of electronic cigarettes can be less harmful than tobacco smoking,8 as they are not inhaling tobacco and the carcinogenic substances in traditional cigarettes. However, their impact on the non-users environment,...

South Florida investigative report teens vaping dangerous drugs on the rise
Examiner.com (National) - September 28, 2015

Examiner.com conducted a series of interviews with teens at Inspirations for Youth and Families (IYF)... As the electronic cigarette is luring more and more teens into vaping...there is a new breed of vaping devices flooding the South Florida market. ...

School districts taking on vaping, e-cigarettes
Altoona Mirror - September 27, 2015

Vapor pens and electronic cigarettes are increasingly falling under tobacco prohibitions in Blair County schools' codes of conduct. "Some students do it to help ...

Summerlin Vitamins and the Vapor Corner continues strong family ...
The Albany Herald - September 27, 2015

... the important nicotine vapor and e-cigarette arm of Summerlin Vitamins & the Vapor Corner ... And I'd say that within a month of using the vapor cigarettes I had quit ... #It took the family three months to complete the licensing process which ...

USPSTF recommends clinicians ask all adults about tobacco use
Fx Report Daily - September 27, 2015

Many smokers are switching to e-cigarettes "However, current evidence suggests e-cigarettes are far less harmful than tobacco and if using them helps smokers ...

E-shisha: How the new vaping pipe is rejuvenating the UK's shisha-bar scene
The Independent (uk) - September 27, 2015

Unlike a complete e-shisha pipe, the head can be used both with traditional water pipes and vaped like an e-cigarette. Tapping into the trend for vaping and the boom in e-cigarettes, their company, Shisha Kingdom, is now supplying the e-shisha heads to ...

YOUNG PEOPLE AND E-CIGARETTES IN SCOTLAND: A SURVEY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS (PDF)
Scottish Government (uk) - September 27, 2015

Current data show that experimentation for the vast majority is not leading to habitual use and the small proportion who are using e-cigarettes regularly (at least once a month) are already smoking tobacco. Overall, 16% of respondents reported having ...

EXCLUSIVE: Kona realtor could face federal charge over vaping ...
Hawaii News Now - September 26, 2015

But witnesses said she started vaping again in her first-row seat after the plane took off and later went into the lavatory to smoke her e-cigarette, ...

VIDEO: Watch moment bus driver tries to load e-cigarette for more than 60 seconds while driving down busy road
The Mirror (uk) - September 26, 2015

This is the shocking moment a bus driver was caught on camera trying to load an e-cigarette - while driving down a busy road. An investigation has been launched into the video after a concerned passenger filmed the driver for more than 60 seconds...

Cut! Poldark star's e-cig habit brings filming to a halt as crew 'get annoyed with constant vaping'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk) - September 26, 2015

Turner's obsession with the 'vaping' machine has apparently disrupted filming for the second series of the BBC period drama after it wound up in shots supposed to portray 1790s England. The leading man's failure to part with the device is said to have …

State study shows youth cigarette smoking is down, but e-cigs use is up
Gainesville Sun - September 26, 2015

youth cigarette smoking rates are at an all-time low, with just 6.9 percent of high schoolers lighting up this year. But the report found a troubling trend, too: The number of high schoolers using e-cigarettes has nearly tripled in the last two years, ...

FDA Proposes Rule to Clarify When Products Made or Derived From Tobacco Are Regulated as Drugs and/or Devices
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - September 25, 2015

...announced in the Federal Register a proposed rule entitled "Clarification of When Products Made or Derived From Tobacco Are Regulated as Drugs, Devices, or Combination Products; Amendments to Regulations Regarding "Intended Uses." This proposed rule...

Clarification of When Products Made or Derived From Tobacco Are Regulated as Drugs, Devices, or Combination Products; Amendments to Regulations Regarding "Intended Uses" - A Proposed Rule by the Food and Drug Administration on 09/25/2015
Federal Register - September 25, 2015

...(FDA) is proposing regulations to describe the circumstances in which a product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption will be subject to regulation as a drug, device, or a combination product under the Federal Food, Drug, ...

Waterloo study aims to better understand e-cigarette effects [VIDEO]
Waterloo Record - September 25, 2015

WATERLOO While e-cigarettes seem better than regular cigarettes when studied in the lab because there are fewer chemicals, little is actually known about the effects on a person's health and behaviour. ... People in the study, which is funded by the Ministry of Health, will be followed for six months to learn about the chemical levels in their bodies and about their smoking habits. Not much is known about whether people replace smoking with e-cigarettes, or if they only use e-cigarettes in situations where smoking is not allowed.

Philip Morris Device Criticized by Imperial Tobacco Researcher
Bloomberg - September 25, 2015

The tobacco industrys united front is being tested as Imperial Tobacco Group Plc takes a swipe at Philip Morris International Inc.s new cigarette alternative.

E-cigarette studies unclear, may not be helping
The Weather Space - September 25, 2015

An worldwide analysis of published research by the Cochrane Review in December concluded the devices could help smokers quit but said much of the existing research on e-cigarettes was thin.

Local assemblyman proposes regulations for e-cigarettes
Elk Grove Citizen - September 25, 2015

Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) recently introduced a bill that seeks to change the way that e-cigarettes are marketed toward the public, especially minors. Assembly Bill X2-6, if passed, will require companies to label e-cigarettes as a nicotine product in California, making it illegal to sell to consumers under age 18.

Florida Teens Smoking at an All-Time Low Rate
Capitol News Service - September 25, 2015

Florida high schoolers are smoking cigarettes in numbers that are at an all time low according to a new report from the state. But as Matt Galka tells us, Florida health officials are now concerned about a different growing trend. The Department of Health says the numbers are encouraging but at the same time, theres been a dramatic increase in e-cigarettes among teens. In the same two year span, e-cigarette and vaping use has gone from 5.4 percent up to 15.8 percent.

Wheaton City Council addresses e-cigarettes, trespassing kids ...
Suburban Life Publications - September 25, 2015

When the council originally considered the future of e-cigarette use and sale in Wheaton in May, members were generally in favor of limiting the practice, with Councilman John Rutledge saying it would be easier to relax codes than to tighten them.

New e-cigarette regulations begin Friday
wwlp.com - September 25, 2015

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) Starting Friday people living in Massachusetts will need to be 18-years-old to buy electronic cigarettes. The new statewide regulations also ban promotional giveaways and requires the products be kept out of reach of customers.

Murray County Board of Commissioners Tobacco ordinance to be updated
Fulda Free Press - September 25, 2015

Ann Orren and Amy Jelen, Southwest Health and Human Services, presented and proposed an update of the Tobacco Ordinance. Among the new Statewide Laws are all tobacco and tobacco products and related devices, must be behind the counter and clerk-assisted. No samples can be given out, no sales of e-cigarettes to minors, etc. The proposed Murray County ordinance would include the minimum age to sell these products would be 18, price for single cigars, removal of blunt wraps, proximity to schools and other establishments, increasing administrative penalties, and removal of all imitations tobacco products. They also proposed a clean indoor air policy which brought about a discussion of distance from an establishment for extinguishing tobacco products. A public hearing will be held before the ordinance and policy are updated.

Study shows more Miami teens are using e-cigarettes over nicotine [VIDEO]
Miami Sun Times - September 24, 2015

A newly released study shows that more Miami teenagers are turning to electronic cigarettes over nicotine smokes.

Man who refused to stop smoking his e-cigarette on a Jetstar flight from Sydney faces an $850 fine
Daily Mail - September 24, 2015

Jetstar says it doesn't allow e-cigarettes to be smoked in their planes because it causes 'disruption and discomfort' to other passengers. 'Jetstar does not tolerate ...

VIDEO: Mum of 14-year-old boy with 10-a-day smoking habit slams Kearsley Academy for confiscating his e-cigarette
This is Bolton / Bolton Evening News (BEN) (uk) - September 24, 2015

THE mother of a 14-year-old boy who had a 10-a-day smoking habit has criticised his school after teachers confiscated his e-cigarette. Mason Dunn had the e-cigarette taken off him at Kearsley Academy after he was found to be 'vaping' on school premises.

Why vaping is not a gateway to smoking
Fortune - September 24, 2015

Two recent studies found that young people who tried e-cigarettes were somewhat likelier to try smoked tobacco products, but future work still needs to assess ...

E-cigarette studies unclear, may not be helping
SurfPaducah - September 24, 2015

One of the two trials involved about 650 smokers and found no significant difference in smoking cessation after six months for e-cigarettes containing liquid ...

USPSTF issues final recommendation on smoking cessation in adults
NYSE Post - September 24, 2015

Presently, there are at least 2 million ex-smokers using e-cigarettes in the United States. The report details results of the annual Florida Youth Tobacco Survey. ... Among kids, smoking is at a record low while e-cigarette use skyrockets. ... cigarettes - the most lethal and addictive consumer product on open sale - out of sight, ...

Historic tax hike may inspire rare council fight
Chicago Tribune - September 24, 2015

... and Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, for coming up with the ride-sharing and taxi-fee plan, and Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st, for the new tax on electronic cigarettes.

Is vaping a safe alternative to smoking? By Cherie Farley
The Agora - September 24, 2015

Is vape a good escape from the slope of cigarette smoke? ... "Smoking and the use of all tobacco products is prohibited at the College, and is subject to all ...

Use of electronic cigarettes, marijuana on rise for Manhasset ...
The Island Now - September 24, 2015

The Manhasset School District recently added electronic cigarettes to its policies on maintaining tobacco-free campuses, and in April the Town of North ...

Lyons: Vexed by vapors
Sarasota Herald - September 24, 2015

Saying so will irk some people who insist we now have a "nanny state," but I nominate the ban on public indoor smoking as one of the best improvements ever ...

Proposed ban on public vaping in Pierce County met with heavy ...
KIRO Seattle - September 24, 2015

A proposed Pierce County ban on vaping and e-cigarettes in public and work places ... He says the business is really a support group helping people stop smoking cigarettes by ... The notion of banning vaping in public in Pierce County brought a large crowd to ... Minors would be banned from possessing vaping products.

Marathon County discusses E-cig regulation
WSAW - September 24, 2015

Wisconsin has had a smoking ban since July 5, 2010. The meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Courthouse. NewsChannel 7's Stephanie ...

Doctor raises concerns about e-cigs
WHBY - September 24, 2015

Doctor raises concerns about e-cigs. A local doctor says he's concerned about the chemicals that are released in e-cigarettes. Dr. Adam Olson is with ...

Health Department proposing new e-cigarette regulations in Pierce ...
KIRO Seattle - September 23, 2015

The Department of Health have ruled out the outlawing of 'e-cigs' in enclosed spaces in England, despite calls by WHO, The World Health Organisation to do so.

Vaping: Teens transition from nicotine to marijuana
Alabama's News Leader - September 23, 2015

More cases related to e-cigs are being reported to the Children's of Alabama Regional Poison Control Center each year. There two cases in 2012, 16 in 2013, ...

Doctors, industry locked in vape debate over youth use
Wisconsin Gazette - September 23, 2015

Pennsylvania is one of four states without age restrictions for purchasing electronic vaporizers, e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine, according to the American ...

Opinion: public health, magical thinking and monsters under the bed
ECigIntelligence - September 23, 2015

Faced with actual public health problems, such as smoking, it decided that the ... This will make the forthcoming [British] ban on smoking in cars with children ...

Marysville bans vaping in parks
North County Outlook - September 23, 2015

A couple of years ago the council banned regular smoking in parks. That ban has been very successful with very few offenders, said Marysville Mayor Jon ...

Assembly survey finds slight majority against banning e-cigarettes in ...
WalesOnline - September 23, 2015

A survey has found a slight majority were against banning e-cigarettes in enclosed ... who said they had used e-cigarettes were using them to give up smoking. ... of e-cigarettes should be banned in indoor public spaces and work places in Wales. ... survey most - 64 - agreed with the idea of a ban, compared to 24 against.

Are e-cigarettes helping Scots quit smoking?
Scotsman - September 23, 2015

The use of e-cigarettes as a potential coping mechanism by smokers attempting ... for putting cigarettes - the most lethal and addictive consumer product on open sale ... people using both cigarettes and e-cigarettes to drop tobacco as soon as possible. ... smoking available from local stop smoking services and pharmacies.

E-cigarette ad goes live on South African TV, cinema
Bizcommunity.com - September 23, 2015

This is the first to show an e-cigarette since the Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act, 1999 banned cigarette advertising. ... E-cigarettes have been shown to be a healthier alternative to tobacco and this is about helping people who want ...

Risks of e-cigarette use exaggerated, says UK health expert
Rakyat Post (my) - September 23, 2015

Public Health England (PHE) expert Prof Gerry Stimson says while vaping may not be 100% safe, most of the chemicals causing smoking-related disease are absent... Stimson - who was keeping track of the issue in Malaysia - said while vaping may not be 100%...

Drug Policy Alliance to Host the Biennial 2015 International Drug ...
Drug Policy Alliance (press release) (blog) - September 23, 2015

Electronic cigarettes have been the center of considerable controversy between those who see them as a public health threat and those who see them as a ...

Where there's smoke, there's fire
Sun Sentinel - September 23, 2015

The marketing of e-cigarettes smacks of duplicity. "E-cigarettes are intended only for adult smokers and adults who vape," wrote Cynthia Cabrera, executive ...

E-Cigarettes Become New Way to Hook Kids to Smoking
Uncover Michigan - September 23, 2015

... and it found that e-cigarettes are almost exclusively used by those who have already smoked and rejected the claim that they are attracting nonsmokers.

Guest Editorial: Listing the 'advantages' of e-smoking
NorthJersey.com - September 23, 2015

Due to their glossy and flashy appearance, E-cigarettes were able to catch the attention of the youth, the vast majority of which are non-smokers. The trend then ...

E-cigarette studies unclear, may not be helping
Herald Current - September 23, 2015

In August, Public Health England (PHE) issued a 111-page report on electronic cigarettes, and it found that e-cigarettes are nearly exclusively used by those ...

CARMONA: E-cigarette hysteria is hazardous to your health
New York Post - September 23, 2015

PHE concluded electronic-cigarette use is likely to be around 95 percent less harmful to health than smoking.... The time has come for such responsible companies within this industry (with one of whom I am now affiliated), and the government and public ...

Florida Teens Are Smoking at a Record Low ...But Love To Vape
Miami New Times - September 23, 2015

...81.5 percent of white middle schoolers also consider themselves to be "committed non-smokers," slightly higher than both hispanic and black students. However ...

Counterpoint: This sin tax is not about protecting kids
Chicago Sun-Times - September 23, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed tax on vapor products of $1.25 per bottle of e-cigarette liquid (e-liquid), plus 25 cents per milliliter of e-liquid would raise the ...

Principal reports closed achievement gap in middle school
Valleyjournal - September 23, 2015

In other news, any type of tobacco-related device including vapor or electronic cigarettes are not allowed on school grounds. Students, teachers or any other ...

Vaping becomes increasingly popular at OU despite health risks
The Oklahoma Daily - September 23, 2015

It's no secret that "vaping," or smoking e-cigarettes has become increasingly popular in Oklahoma over the past several years. It's clear that OU has not been ..

Montana teen drinking, smoking down in 2015; obesity and suicide ...
Helena Independent Record - September 22, 2015

New to the 2015 survey were questions regarding e-cigarettes and other vapor products. More than 51 percent of the students said they'd used an electronic ...

Ramsey County approves e-cigarette ban
KARE - September 22, 2015

The ordinance treats e-cigarettes just like tobacco products, banning them from places where smoking is not allowed. It also prohibits smoking or vaping within ...

Dr. Ilana Schmitt: 'Vaping' is proven path to tobacco addiction
GazetteNET - September 22, 2015

Among teens put off cigarettes by health risk and social stigma, e-cigarettes are an increasingly popular way to try nicotine products. The Centers for Disease ...

Council moves ahead with e-cigarette regulations
Santa Clarita Valley Signal - September 22, 2015

Santa Clarita City Council members voted Tuesday to move ahead with a new ordinance that would more tightly restrict the use of electronic smoking devices, ...

Electronic cigarette tax vexes vapers
Alaska Public Radio News - September 22, 2015

The new ordinance went into effect when it was passed in August. ... is not something that is going to help smoking, it's not something that is going to help the ...

E-cigs and dental health: a field wide open for study
ECigIntelligence - September 22, 2015

But that may now be changing, with increased interest from some corners of the dental profession in e-cigs' role as potential reducers of harm to oral health...

E-cigarettes ban sought by SA doctors, heart and asthma foundations
ABC Online - September 22, 2015

Doctors and health groups say e-cigarettes should be banned from being ... "bad old days of cigarette smoking being an aspirational activity for young people"…

5 per cent of adults in Scotland use e-cigarettes
GOV.UK - September 22, 2015

Scottish Health Survey 2014, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of adults and children in Scotland...Two-thirds (67%) of smokers said they would like to quit smoking. Just under two-thirds (64 per cent) of recent ex-smokers...

British American Tobacco Moves Into Growing E-Cig Market ($$)
Law360 - September 22, 2015

...it will take over Polish e-cigarette company CHIC Group and announced plans for a vapor technology-sharing agreement with a Reynolds American Inc. subsidiary, as the tobacco company banks on the future of e-cigarettes amid changing consumer preferences…

The case for smoking out e-cigarettes
New Straits Times Online - September 22, 2015

...This includes the banning of smoking in public places and imposing restrictions at ... Brunei and Thailand have opted to completely ban the use of e-cigarettes. ...

Deals gives British American Tobacco access to Reynold's e-cig technology
Winston-Salem Journal - September 22, 2015

...The agreement likely gives BAT access to Vuse, the top-selling U.S. electronic cigarette made by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. at plants in Winston-Salem and Kansas. Analysts expect BAT to distribute Vuse globally, saving Reynolds the immense expense of …

Task Force Commissioned To Determine E-Cigarette Efficacy in ...
TV Newsroom - September 22, 2015

While the USPSTF does not counsel against e-cigarettes it says there is not enough evidence in the scientific community to conclude that the devices, invented ...

Updated U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Will ...
EIN News (press release) - September 22, 2015

"E-cigarettes are an unregulated tobacco product and no e-cigarette has been found by FDA to be safe and effective in helping smokers quit." In June, the ...

Jury still out on e-cigarettes as cessation aid, US doctors say
Fox News - September 22, 2015

There isn't enough evidence yet to say whether e-cigarettes are safe or effective for helping people quit smoking, new U.S. guidelines on tobacco cessation ...

End of summer marks missed deadline for e-cig rules, health group ...
The Hill - September 22, 2015

For the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids the last day of summer marks another deadline missed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in issuing a final ...

Tobacco ban will include e-cigs, vapes
The Sun Star - September 22, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as “e-cigarettes” or “vapes,” will be included in the campus-wide ban on tobacco. This Tobacco Free policy will go into affect on Dec. 31. ...

Use of e-cigarettes in malls to be illegal starting Jan. 1
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - September 22, 2015

Is it legal to smoke or "vape" in the mall? Answer: It is not legal to smoke ... 1 it won't be legal to "vape" e-cigarettes there, either.

Emanuel: Raise property taxes or lay off police, firefighters
Chicago Tribune - September 22, 2015

... and taxi fee hikes to generate $48.6 million, building permit fee increases to bring in $13 million and a new tax on electronic cigarettes to capture $1 million.

Ramsey County bans use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - September 22, 2015

Ramsey County bans use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces ... to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in nearly all places where smoking is prohibited.

Columbus suburb bans tobacco for people under 21
The Morning Journal - September 22, 2015

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS (AP) - A suburb of Ohio's capital has banned sales of cigarettes ... it allows for penalizing underage smokers, The Columbus Dispatch reported. ... It will ban the sale of cigarettes and tobacco, electronic devices, liquid ...

Health department releases proposed e-cigarette regulations
The Suburban Times - September 22, 2015

Currently, e-cigarettes are not regulated in the same way that cigarettes are. Much about e-cigarettes and their potential for harm remains unknown, even while ...

MTC talk tougher tobacco ordinance
Sublette Examiner - September 21, 2015

MARBLETON - At its Sept. 14 meeting, the Marbleton Town Council discussed updating its tobacco ordinances to include electronic cigarettes and higher fines ...

Teens using e-cigarettes to vaporize pot
Danville Advocate-Messenger - September 21, 2015

...Blayne Hogue, owner of Vapor Vision, an e-cigarette shop in Danville, said he believes people are using e-cigarettes to vape a number of illicit drugs. "I know that some people will crush up pills and vape those," said Hogue. "People are resourceful when...

Council Set to Adopt e-Cig Restrictions Tuesday
SCVNEWS.com - September 21, 2015

The upshot is that under the draft ordinance, "smoking" (defined as holding, carrying, burning, emitting, inhaling or exhaling) e-cigarettes would be prohibited ...

The Next Battle: E-Cigarettes
ConnPIRG (blog) - September 21, 2015

... report found cancer-causing gases in the vapor of e-cigarettes, and yet they are essentially unregulated.5 Ninety-seven e-cigarettes and other vaping products ...

Man Burned When E-Cigarette Battery Explodes in His Pocket
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - September 21, 2015

A North Texas man is worried people may be at risk after he was badly burned when his e-cigarette batteries exploded and caught fire in his pocket. ...

E-cigarettes to be banned from Vienna transit
The Local Austria - September 21, 2015

In its new house rules, to be published on October 1st, the transit company explicitly forbids the smoking of e-cigarettes on public transport, something which was previously a grey area. Conventional cigarettes have been banned from trains, trams, buses and station platforms for some time.

Tobacco Industry Uses Advertising to Target Youth with e-Cigarettes
UKNow (press release) - September 21, 2015

Now, for the first time in decades, advertisements portraying the recreational use of tobacco products are reappearing in popular media. Advertisements present e-cigarettes and vaporizers as safer alternatives to conventional cigarettes. Tobacco control advocates fear this type of exposure will unravel decades of progress in America by renormalizing smoking.

British Study Examines Cost-Benefit Ratio of Electronic Cigarettes
Pioneer News - September 21, 2015

Well, yes, for the most part, vaping is still not good for you. However, Kings College London professor of tobacco Ann McNeil has led a study which warns that discouraging smokers from using EC is irresponsible.

Smoke and mirrors in the debate over e-cigarettes
AsiaOne - September 21, 2015

E-cigarettes heat a liquid containing a mix of flavors, usually including nicotine, and emit nothing more noxious than water vapour. An e-cigarette is not a ...

No smoke ban on city streets for now
DeKalb Daily Chronicle - September 21, 2015

DeKALB City council members arent ready just yet to ban smoking on city streets on or near the Northern Illinois University campus. NIU Implemented a mandatory smoking ban on its campus this year, to comply with the Illinois Smoke Free Campus Act, which went into effect July 1. The law prohibits smoking on campus, which includes using any sort of lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette and cigarillo. Vaporizers and e-cigarettes also are banned under the act. The university has asked the city for the power to enforce the ban on streets that run through and are adjacent to campus.

Editorial: The AG on offense
Boston Herald - September 21, 2015

The Massachusetts House and Senate are famously slow on the draw, taking months, sometimes years to advance legislation. But Attorney General Maura Healey is a woman in a hurry particularly when it comes to using her authority to scrutinize industries she happens to oppose. Last week, for example, the AG finalized regulations that ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to consumers under 18. Perhaps that move will prove to be in the interest of public health (though the jury is still out, scientifically). But shouldnt the Legislature and the governor have had a say in imposing that level of restriction?

Health board considers regulating e-cigarettes like tobacco in Pierce County
The Olympian - September 21, 2015

E-cigarettes would be treated like their tobacco counterparts in Pierce County under a proposal being considered by the local health board. While some folks might think that e-cigarettes are harmless or much less harmful than tobacco products, because of the nicotine in it theres a good chance theyll develop a nicotine addiction and then start using tobacco, said Frank DiBiase, head of the Environmental Health Division for the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

Elk River Council considers e-cigarette ban for businesses
ECM Publishers - September 20, 2015

Members of the Elk River City Council appear to be moving toward a more universal ban on smoking e-cigarettes indoors. Dietz and councilors Jerry Olsen and ...

For under-18 crowd, e-cigs not an option
Sentinel & Enterprise - September 20, 2015

Electronic cigarettes. E-cigs. Vaporizers. There are many terms for this alternative to smoking, but come Friday the option for anyone under 18 to purchase these items will go up in a cloud of vapor. Besides the age requirement, the regulations, filed earlier this month by Attorney General Maura Healey, will:

Letter: Closely monitor e-cigarettes
The Ledger - September 20, 2015

Florida will have a budget surplus for the coming fiscal year and anticipates this will continue on for the next several years. This presents an opportunity to invest in some proactive legislation that will save lives and dollars down the road. A number of e-cigarette businesses have sprung up in Polk County to provide electronic nicotine delivery services. Can you imagine this happening with nicotine being one of the biggest killers in our country?

Criticism of 'vaping' study is overheated but not baseless
OregonLive.com - September 20, 2015

In January, The New England Journal of Medicine published a research letter by a group of Portland State University scientists who'd detected worrisome levels of carcinogens in some "vaping" gases. The backlash was almost instantaneous, with columnist Joe Nocera of The New York Times writing only days later that the letter can lead to conclusions that are "highly misleading." The criticism has continued. As Lynne Terry of The Oregonian/OregonLive reported last week, the journal Addiction published a letter to the editor advocating the retraction of the PSU gang's research letter, which The New England Journal of Medicine has declined to do. The lead PSU scientist, meanwhile, dismissed critics as allies of the e-cigarette industry. And on we go. It seems unfair to criticize the PSU researchers for their data. They found what they found. Entirely missing, however, was the sort of context without which informed policy debate cannot happen. The study's primary critics pointed out that vapor tends to taste awful when generated at the high temperatures responsible for formaldehyde formation, which leads to real-world behavior (like not inhaling and adjusting the voltage setting) likely to prevent harm.

E-Cigarettes', Vaporizers' Health Benefits Promoted By Tobacco Industry, Lobby: Academics
Yibada (English Edition) - September 20, 2015

A big debate has been brewing between pro-vaping supporters of electronic cigarettes as a healthier substitute for tobacco products, and e-cigarette opponents who claim that they are as addicting and cancer-causing as ordinary smokes. However, two anti-vaping academics argue that the big tobacco lobby is behind the scenes promoting the benefits of the smoking devices.

Electronic Cigarette Debate Has Field Experts Divided
Apex Tribune - September 20, 2015

Electronic cigarette debate has field experts divided as some worry that banning these products may threaten public health in the long run, while others stress the dangers of using them. Arguments have been made that labeling electronic cigarettes safe may affect the smoking ban in cars. The debate is leaving many smokers confused about ...

Nicotine isn't the only hazard to be found in e-cigarettes
Chicago Tribune - September 20, 2015

Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion in annual U.S. sales.

Lizzy Buchan: Time to address e-cigarette confusion
Scotsman - September 20, 2015

THE debate over e-cigarettes is one of the most volatile and fast moving in public health, as scientists attempt to navigate the constantly shifting landscape and the public tries to make sense out of all the hot air.

Doctors, industry insiders locked in vape debate over youth use
Tribune-Review - September 19, 2015

Still, most vape shop owners in Western Pennsylvania maintain a casual agreement not to sell to minors. Selling to kids under 18 doesn't send a good message, said Cool Vapes owner R.J. Marino. It's a personal decision, and I think most vape shop owners agree. But do I have that legal right? Absolutely, at least for now.

Stony Brook to ban tobacco on campuses starting in 2016
Stony Brook Statesman - September 19, 2015

The use of tobacco products will be banned on all Stony Brook campuses starting Jan. 1, 2016, according to the tobacco-free policy approved by the Office of the President in July. Some of the tobacco products defined in the policy include but are not limited to: cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, hookah-smoked products, and oral and ...

Letter: Rockland takes healthy step with e-cig ban
The Journal News | LoHud.com - September 19, 2015

Re "Rockland extends smoking ban to e-cigarettes," Sept. 3 article: Rockland County legislators' decision to ban using electronic cigarettes indoors is ...

Vaping poison put children at risk
The Sunday Times - September 19, 2015

ECIGARETTES have caused 241 poisoning alerts after people accidentally gave themselves potentially huge overdoses of pure nicotine, an NHS report has ...

Vaping's benefits being hyped by smoking lobby, academics claim
Study suggesting e-cigarettes are less harmful backed by groups linked to tobacco industry
The Guardian - September 19, 2015

However, two academics behind the attacks on e-cigarettes who used an article in the British Medical Journal to question some of the claims made in the products favour fear the benefits of vaping are being hyped by vested interests. It has triggered an inflamed online debate among leading addiction and cancer experts.

Are E-Cigarettes Protected? New Research Says Tens of millions Who Use Vaping As Tobacco Various Are Sucking In Formaldehyde
Observer - September 19, 2015

As tens of millions of individuals embrace e-cigarettes as a more healthy various to smoking tobacco, a research suggests these moveable digital vaporizing units wont be as innocent as many consider. The Middle for Environmental Well being (CEH) launched proof this week suggesting most e-cigarettes launch excessive ranges of cancer-causing gases, and the group stated its taking authorized motion towards e-cigarette-makers for not warning clients of this danger.

Why we should make smokers into vapers
Quad-Cities Online - September 19, 2015

Blanket laws discouraging the use of e-cigarettes are the wrong policy move. E-cigarettes have already shown themselves to be an appealing alternative to many smokers who are trying to quit. Because almost 500,000 Americans die annually from tobacco-related diseases, a lot is at stake.

Man Seriously Injured After E-Cigarette Explodes In His Face
Tech Times - September 19, 2015

Last July 29, a man suffered first-degree burns and other injuries when his e-cigarette blew up in his face. James Lauria, a 23-year-old from Cobb County, Ga., said that he had just stepped out from work to take a small smoke break when the accident happened. Lauria is not the only one of late to suffer injuries due to e-cigarettes. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, at least 25 incidents of injuries and fires caused ...

Blu eCigs devises London's first flavour-altering café
Event Magazine - September 18, 2015

E-cigarette brand Blu eCigs is set to open a pop-up 'vape café' in London, which will offer a menu where sour tastes are turned sweet. Using the miraculin berry, a natural taste-modifier that heightens sweet taste receptors on the tongue, the menu will focus on flavours inspired by the brands product range. ...

MEVTA aims to curb sale of vape products to minors
The Sun Daily - September 18, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia E- Vaporizers and Tobacco Alternative Association (MEVTA) hopes to curb the use and sale of vape products to underage school children.

E-cigarettes must not be marketed to under-18s under new ad guidelines
Herald - September 18, 2015

New guidelines unveiled by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) said manufacturers must not market their products directly at those under 18, and that they may not promote their use as a healthier alternative to smoking.

Vaping business group welcomes new rules
Irish Examiner - September 18, 2015

New rules for e-cigarette advertising have been welcomed by Vape Business Ireland, a newly formed business alliance committed to an open debate about vaping products in Ireland. ...

National Park Service Curbs E-Cigarette Smoking
Fx Report Daily - September 18, 2015

As of Monday, the National Park Service banned the use all electronic smoking devices anywhere that tobacco smoking is also prohibited in Americas 408 national parks, U.S. News reports.

Asthma, COPD Therapies Raise Curtain at Conference
Medscape - September 18, 2015

A symposium will feature a debate about the pros and cons of e-cigarettes, which will be a topic of an upcoming ERS position statement. "Is it a wolf in sheep's ...

Nicotine isn't the only hazard to be found in e-cigarettes
Hartford Courant - September 18, 2015

Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine ... American Tobacco, does not use diacetyl in its nine e-cigarette flavorings, ... The FDA prohibits adding flavorings, other than menthol, in traditional tobacco cigarettes.

More teens are using cannabis in vapor cigarettes, report shows
Perham Focus - September 18, 2015

E-cigarette usage is on the rise among adults and teens, but an alarming trend is the use of the vapor cigarettes to vape cannabis among teens, according to a report sent out by the Partnership 4 Health. The report, High School Students Use of Electronic Cigarettes to Vaporize Cannabis, concluded that the rate of vaporizing cannabis using e-cigarettes were high, and raises concerns about that lack of e-cigarette regulations and the potential use of e-cigarettes for purposes other than vaping nicotine.

Many parents ignorant of e-cigarette poisoning risks to children
Healio - September 18, 2015

While e-cigarette use was found in 12.3% of households, often alongside regular cigarettes, many parents who used e-cigarettes were unaware of the potential health risks for children, such as nicotine poisoning, according to a recent survey. E-cigarettes generate little side-stream emissions, but the vapor exhaled by an e-cig user may contain nicotine, particles, heavy metals, and other constituents, researcher Jane M. Garbutt, MB, ChB, from the department of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. However, the health implications of bystander exposure to exhaled e-vapor remain unclear, particularly regarding children. More worrisome for childrens safety is the risk of acute nicotine toxicity through unintentional exposure to concentrated nicotine in e-liquid.

Cigarettes, E-cigs banned in parts of some national parks
Lid Time - Weird News, Entertainment, News Headlines (blog) - September 18, 2015

U.S. News reports that if a park superintendent were to prohibit outdoor smoking for any of those reasons, then vaping would also be prohibited. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will also ban e-cigs anywhere regular smoking isnt allowed. The report claims that it is unclear if electronic cigarettes have ever caused a wildfire, but the numbers show normal cigarettes are a major hazard outdoors.

Roswell bans e-cigarettes in parks
Atlanta Journal Constitution - September 18, 2015

On a 4-1 vote, the Roswell City Council has given final approval to a measure outlawing the use of e-cigarettes and vapor pens in city parks. The vote came amid uncertainty over the health risks of such devices, with a number of safety studies in progress. The Centers for Disease control says their use has skyrocketed among middle and high-school students, and worries the devices are a gateway to nicotine addiction, while supporters say the hand-held nicotine delivery systems have helped thousands of smokers to quit.

Chicago e-cigarette tax more about kids than money
Chicago Tribune - September 18, 2015

If taxes on electronic cigarettes make it into the 2016 city budget, the new fees will be more about positioning Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a bulwark against youth ...

Massachusetts Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Minors [AUDIO]
WAMC - September 18, 2015

Massachusetts later this month will join with a majority of the other states and ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. New statewide regulations will fill a void that led to a patchwork of local rules about the product that is growing in popularity while the health risks are unknown.

11 things to know from city council
Alexandria Echo Press - September 18, 2015

The council adopted a revised policy regarding the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes in city parks. It states: The city of Alexandria has prohibited the use of all ...

Decline of young smokers in Minnesota is dramatic
Grand Forks Herald - September 18, 2015

In just four years, the percentage of 18-to-24-year-olds who smoke cigarettes has dropped from nearly 22 percent of all adult smokers to just above 15 percent. We are a limited-life organization, said Anne Mason, public affairs manager for ClearWay Minnesota. Were trying to do as much as we can before that time. Minnesota is ahead of other states, but theres still a lot to do. Products like little cigars, cigarillos, chew and e-cigarettes are sold in kid-friendly flavors such as bubble gum, strawberry and grape.

Our View: MSSU campus smoking ban
Joplin Globe - September 18, 2015

Missouri Southern State Universitys Board of Governors has an opportunity today to catch up with other institutions of higher learning with one simple vote: To pass a smoke-free, tobacco-free policy. Board policy currently prohibits tobacco products of any kind in any campus buildings. However, students can smoke in designated areas on campus. The proposed policy would banish smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products and nicotine delivery devices from university buildings, grounds, property and vehicles.

County may ban e-cigs from county buildings
The Courier Life News - September 18, 2015

E-cigarettes would be added to the list of tobacco-related products that cant be used in or around La Crosse County buildings under a proposal introduced to the county board Thursday. The ordinance change brought before county supervisors for first reading Thursday would prohibit all types of smoking including vaping as well as smokeless tobacco from all county buildings, vehicles, park shelters and within 20 feet of doorways on county property. This amendment also would forbid county employees from smoking in their personal vehicles when transporting someone on county business, such as a social worker taking a child home.

Marysville City Council bans vaping in city parks
KGMI - September 17, 2015

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) The Marysville City Council voted unanimously to ban vaping in city parks. The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1KjnGUB) that the council voted this week on an ordinance that prohibits electronic cigarettes in city parks as of Sept. 24.

Norton Shores police chief proposes ordinance banning sale of tobacco products to minors
MLive.com - September 17, 2015

NORTON SHORES, MI The top law enforcement officer for the City of Norton Shores has pitched a new regulation that would keep minors from having a tainted criminal history if caught with a tobacco or nicotine product. The proposed ordinance, which would be added to Chapter 22, Offenses, includes language that includes vapor products that contain nicotine, also known as e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes still not banned on airlines
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - September 17, 2015

It might be hard to believe, but theres no law banning electronic cigarettes on commercial flights. Its something a member of New Jerseys congressional delegation is hoping to change. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone said he has successfully lobbied to ban e-cigarettes in all places where tobacco smoking is prohibited in national parks, and he will now turn his attention to outlawing them on airplanes too.

Park Service takes heat for e-cig ban
The Hill - September 17, 2015

The National Park Service is under pressure to reverse its decision to ban electronic cigarettes in all places where tobacco smoking is prohibited on federally ...

Irish Cancer Society welcomes restrictions on e-cigarette ads
Irish Times - September 17, 2015

... new code of standards means e-cigarette manufacturers must refrain from using marketing tools which appeal to under 18s, must not encourage non-smokers ...

POLL: Was Public Health England right to endorse electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid?
British Medical Journal - September 17, 2015

Yes 87.75% (745 votes) No 12.25% (104 votes)

Smoking E-Cigarettes Could Give You A Fractured Neck And A Hole ...
Scoopwhoop - September 17, 2015

In a shocking incident, a 23-year-old man from Cobb County in Georgia, US, received grievous injuries after an e-cigarette blew up his face. James Lauria ...

Study adds urgency to call for e-cigarette regulation
Sacramento Bee - September 17, 2015

Last week, as meaningful e-cigarette regulation continued to languish, the Journal of the American Medical Association confirmed that kids who try e-cigs are far ...

E-Cigs Added to Smoking Ban
SC Student Media - September 17, 2015

... to electronic cigarettes. Until those questions are answered expect our dorms and buildings here at Springfield College to remain completely smoke free.

AG's e-cigarette
Sentinel and Enterprise - September 17, 2015

However, critics like the Northeast Tobacco-Free Community Partnership contend the marketing of e-cigarettes -- also known as vapes or e-hookah -- in ...

Minor setback for e-cigarettes
Daily Item - September 17, 2015

Massachusetts may be joining most other states in banning sales of e-cigarettes to people under 18, but Peabody is taking that a step further by making the ...

E-cigarettes are safer than smoking and a gateway out
STLtoday.com [letter to the editor] - September 17, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen smoking has ... and advocated that our Missouri Legislature ban sales to minors and require ...

Marijuana Sales Soon Legal In Oregon, And WA's Highest-Grossing ...
Forbes - September 17, 2015

In addition, concentrated marijuana used for vape pens, as well as "edibles" like brownies and drinks that contain marijuana will not be sold in Oregon for one ...

Health officials, shop owners welcome ban on e-cigs to minors
Tyler Morning Telegraph - September 17, 2015

The spotlight on e-cigarettes continues to grow, as Texas joins at least 45 other states to prohibit the sale of the product to minors. In May, the 84th Texas ...

Sound Off for September 17th: Should vaping be banned in public ...
KXLY Spokane - September 17, 2015

The council voted this week on an ordinance that prohibits electronic cigarettes in city parks as of Sept. 24. The ordinance puts vaping devices in the same ...

Florence County Museum Board elects officers after shakeup
SCNow - September 16, 2015

Citing concerns of visitors smoking in and around the courtyard during events and the use of electronic cigarettes in the building, the board unanimously ...

Critics demand retractions in Portland State University e-cigarette findings
The Oregonian - September 16, 2015

Chemistry professors at Portland State University have been slammed with criticism over their findings that e-cigarettes can produce higher levels of formaldehyde than smoking traditional cigarettes... critics have kept up the pressure, publishing a let...

New Douglas County law helps enforce ban on e-cig use among teens
Castle Rock Newspress (registration) - September 16, 2015

Although schools already ban use of any tobacco products on campuses, it is ... from cigarettes to smokeless tobacco to emerging paraphernalia for smoking.

Assembly takes no new action on shooting range, vapes
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - September 16, 2015

... smoking and said the products serve as a gateway to smoking for children, who ... understood the need for tax, but that the ordinance was poorly constructed, ...

E-cigarettes: Special issue from Nicotine & Tobacco Research
EurekAlert - September 16, 2015

... publishes a special issue on e-cigarettes which includes twelve original investigations, one brief report, and three letters. Topics covered include e-cigarette market trends in U.S. retail, use of e-cigarettes among young people, chemical composition of...

Critics demand retractions in Portland State University e-cigarette findings
The Oregonian - September 16, 2015

Chemistry professors at Portland State University have been slammed with criticism over their findings that e-cigarettes can produce higher levels of formaldehyde than smoking traditional cigarettes... critics have kept up the pressure, publishing a let

Health Beat: E-cigarettes: Smoking robot
WFMZ Allentown - September 16, 2015

Inside his high-tech lab, specially designed E-cigarettes are put to the test. The robot is designed to take one puff every minute. The vapor goes into a tube, ...

Man, 21, put in a coma after suffering horrific first-degree burns to his face and a fractured neck when his e-cigarette EXPLODED in his hand
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk) - September 16, 2015

Lauria was in the ICU with first-degree burns to face and chest He also suffered burns to his hand and cornea, a fractured neck and finger and had his front tooth forced up into his gum and damage to lower teeth...

EcoWaste pushes tests of e-cigarettes, other 'vaping' products for ...
InterAksyon - September 16, 2015

"We further urge the FDA to consider testing e-cigarettes and other 'vaping' (inhaling) products that are being sold in shopping malls, specialty stores and even ...

5 'healthy' lifestyle changes that are actually bad for you
Latinos Health - September 16, 2015

Cigarettes for e-cigs. Sure, you're no longer inhaling tobacco, but studies show there aren't much health benefits to smoking electronic cigarettes, either. Health ...

More experts question 'flimsy' evidence in e-cigarettes report
Press Association (uk) - September 16, 2015

Experts writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) joined The Lancet in criticising the evidence used by Public Health England (PHE) in its report on e-cigarettes. PHE published its "landmark" report last month, describing it as a "comprehensive review

Doctoral Student to Present Research on E-Cigarettes
University of Arkansas Newswire - September 16, 2015

University of Arkansas student Page Daniel Dobbs will present her research, "Young Adult E-Cigarette Exposure: Implications for Policy and Prevention," from 3 ...

September Lincoln County Board Recap
Wjjq - September 16, 2015

It amended the smoking regulations for the county to include E-cigarettes. With approval last night e-cigarette use is not allowed in county vehicles, county ...

City holds first reading of e-cigarette regulations - Restrictions to ...
Gonzales Tribune - September 16, 2015

At the conclusion of the presentation, city staff was provided with direction to prepare and bring back an ordinance regulating electronic smoking device use in ...

Smoke Clears on Real Reason for Chicago E-Cig Tax
Americans for Tax Reform (blog) - September 16, 2015

However, this option may also become too expensive as one tax proposal will attempt to tax tobacco-free technology products at the same level of traditional ...

AG's e-cigarette ban a minor victory
Lowell Sun - September 16, 2015

However, critics like the Northeast Tobacco-Free Community Partnership contend the marketing of e-cigarettes -- also known as vapes or e-hookah -- in ...

Teen smoking has decreased: MN studies show 'vaping' is up though
DL-Online - September 16, 2015

Fighting the good fight against smoking are Jason McCoy, PartnerSHIP 4 Health ... to offer sample language for local government ordinances," Mason said.

Most regulations on e-cigarettes take effect Sept. 25
Worcester Business Journal - September 15, 2015

... the final set regulations of regarding electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes. ... that have established a higher minimum age of sale by ordinance or bylaw, ...

White Girl Wasted, Tropical Blend, Cajun Loops. Oh My!
The Vermilion - September 15, 2015

In 2013, Legislature passed a law requiring UL Lafayette's campus to become tobacco-free, explained Joseph "Joey" Pons IV, associate director of Public Safety ...

The lowdown on Tuesday's City Council meeting
Berkeleyside - September 15, 2015

TOBACCO AND NICOTINE SALES LIMITS Council is set to vote on new rules to require retailers selling electronic cigarettes and cartridges to be licensed, and ...

City Council approves property ordinance that will enforce removal ...
Chico Enterprise-Record - September 15, 2015

The ordinance's discussion brought a total of 51 public speakers in front of the ... adding that the ordinance was not a solution and ordinances of its kind have been ... of alcohol, smoking - including using electronic smoking devices - graffiti, ...

Local smoking ordinances may be updated to include e-cigarettes
News8000.com - WKBT - September 15, 2015

The current ordinance that bans smoking on county grounds was created before the devices became popular and was never updated. The county is hoping to ...

Experts criticise Public Health England e-cigarettes review
The Guardian - September 15, 2015

McKee and Capewell said PHE's claims that "there is no evidence so far that e-cigarettes are acting as a route into smoking for children or non-smokers" were ...

GLANTZ: UK report claiming e-cigs 95% safer than cigs based on one industry-linked report questions PHE's scientific credibilty
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - September 15, 2015

…claim relies on a single study, Estimating the Harms of Nicotine-Containing Products Using the MCDA Approach....does not contain a shred of actual evidence, but rather represents the opinions of its twelve authors... who are harm-reduction and e-cigarette…

E-cigarettes: an emerging public health consensus
GOV.UK - September 15, 2015

we are encouraging those who want to use e-cigarettes to quit smoking to seek the help of their local stop smoking service. The current national evidence ... PHE has always been very clear on its commitment to providing up to date information on the eme...

First e-cigarette ad flights in SA on TV, in cinemas and online
The Media Online - September 15, 2015

..."E-cigarettes have been shown to be a healthier alternative to tobacco and this ... Act of 1999 came into effect and banned cigarette advertising and sponsorship. ...

Harrison council fired up on smoking ban in parks again
Harrison Daily (subscription) - September 15, 2015

The Harrison City Council might again take up an ordinance banning tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, in all city parks.

Massachusetts Plans to Officially Ban Sale of E-Cigarettes to Minors
NYC Today - September 15, 2015

... of the United States asking for a statewide ban on the sales of e-cigarettes to ... out of the hands of minors, an important step to further reduce youth smoking", ...

Council considers e-cigarette ban for businesses
Star News - September 15, 2015

At least eight Minnesota cities have banned the use of e-cigarettes. ... Allard to move forward with an ordinance amendment to ban e-cigarette smoking indoors.

Ramsey County to target e-cigarettes
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - September 15, 2015

Sales associate Steffani Leifeld exhales vaporat the Smokeless Smoking ... smoking is currently banned in Minnesota, according to language contained in the ... Similar to the motivation behind Minnesota's smoking ban adopted in 2007, ...

Tobacco, 'vaping' products banned from Hulbert school property
Tahlequah Daily Press - September 15, 2015

A new state law effectively prohibits all tobacco and vaping products from school property, in school vehicles or at any school-sponsored or sanctioned events.

Lincoln County Board Looks at E-Cigarettes Use in County Buildings
Wjjq - September 15, 2015

A ordinance appearing on tonight's agenda will consider whether electronic ... The delivery system has municipalities adjusting their smoking rules across the ...

Students smoking, odorless, smoke-free, e-cigarettes in schools ...
WHAG - September 14, 2015

While statistics show teens in the four-state have cut back smoking traditional cigarettes, more students have picked up electronic cigarettes instead, and schools ...

Park Service Pinches E-Cig Use
U.S. News & World Report - September 14, 2015

Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association..."Outdoor smoking bans in parks can at least somewhat be justified by the risk of fires, but vapor products pose no more of a fire risk than a cellphone battery," he says. "This behavior is sha

Researchers call for retraction of NEJM paper showing dangers of e-cigarettes with 9 comments
Retraction Watch (Adam Marcus blog) - September 14, 2015

Researchers and advocates are calling for the retraction of a 2015 letter in the New England Journal of Medicine that suggested that e-cigarettes are as harmful - if not more than - traditional cigarettes....that e-cigarettes expose smokers to significant …

VIDEO: E-cigarette ban considered for Pembrokeshire's public places
BBC Online - September 14, 2015

A ban on smoking both cigarettes and e-cigarettes in public places such as parks and playing fields is to be considered by Pembrokeshire council's cabinet. The pilot scheme would apply to about 100 play areas owned by the county and community councils.

Should employees be permitted to use e-cigarettes in the workplace?
CIPD (blog) - September 14, 2015

UK-wide policies difficult to implement as Wales and Scotland go their own way Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are increasingly popular with ex-smokers and those who are still trying to kick the habit. But with expert opinion on the safety of these devices sharply divided, it can be difficult for employers to decide how to treat e-cigarettes in the workplace.

Pot-vaping high schoolers spark doctors' fears
Boston Herald - September 14, 2015

The use of e-cigarettes as a stealthy way to smoke pot is an exploding trend among teens, with unknown but potentially dire consequences, researchers say.

E-cigarette Smokers Less Exposed to Carbon Monoxide
The Hospitalist Online - September 14, 2015

Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes even if only some of the time may dramatically
reduce their exposure to air pollutants including carbon monoxide and acrolein, a British study suggests.

Ecigarette use among adolescents leads to traditional cigarette use
Healio - September 14, 2015

In the first survey, 2.3% of participants used e-cigarettes. In the 1-year follow-up survey, 18.9% of those who had not used e-cigarettes, and 68.8% of those who ...

Even a tiny hit of nicotine can leave first-time smokers addicted and its their genes that are to blame
Daily Mail - September 14, 2015

Some first-time smokers are far more vulnerable to addiction than others, a study found. Teenagers using e-cigarettes are four times as likely to progress to take up smoking traditional cigarettes within a year, experts have warned. Past studies have ...

The vape debate: Is it good or bad for Orange County to be the Silicon Valley of vaping?
OCRegister - September 14, 2015

Randy Freer is all in on the vaping business, even if he worries that pending laws and regulations could make him go bust. And yet another study published last month by JAMA Pediatrics found that young people who Vape are more likely to start smoking cigarettes. As an organization we are very concerned in having another generation addicted to nicotine, said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. Vape business owners say they are concerned, too.

School officials treat e-cigarettes like the real ones ($$)
Lewiston Morning Tribune - September 14, 2015

It looks like smoke, but there is no fire. That doesn't matter to school officials, who are warning students this year to stay away from vape pens and e-cigarettes despite their seeming innocuous appearance.

Ramsey County Board poised to further restrict e-cigarettes
Minneapolis Star Tribune - September 13, 2015

The Ramsey County Board is nearing approval of new restrictions on e-cigarette use, after a public hearing last week produced emphatic support. This is not just water vapor, Dr. Thomas Kottke, a cardiologist and senior figure at HealthPartners, told commissioners. There are particles, including heavy metals and other compounds. People deserve to be free from exposure to e-vapor. The board is scheduled to act on the Clean Indoor Air Ordinance on Sept. 22. If approved, the ordinance would take effect Nov. 15. The law would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes where people cant smoke conventional cigarettes under the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act.

Electronic cigarettes receive same regulations as smoking at UNA
Flor-Ala (subscription) - September 13, 2015

Regulations now exist for smoking electronic cigarettes, also called vaping, on campus. Vaping will not be allowed within 30 feet of entrances, exits, open windows and interconnected breezeways. The board of trustees revised the UNA Tobacco and Smoking Policy June 29 to put more emphasis on the terms tobacco product and smoking.

Dr. Dustin Ballard's Medically Clear: Are e-cigarettes the new gateway drug?
Marin Independent Journal - September 13, 2015

Peppermint twist, berry splash, rainbow candy, waffle, blueberry cobbler, caramel, butterscotch, chocolate banana If e-cigs also known as vapes are new to you, youre not alone. E-cigs are battery-operated devices that heat a liquid to produce a vapor that the user inhales. Relatively speaking, they are quite new invented in 2003 in China, e-cigs entered the United States and European markets in 2006.

Should some Arab countries rethink e-cigarette ban?
Al-Arabiya - September 13, 2015

A leading public-health expert last month called for governments to reconsider their attitude to e-cigarettes, claiming that the devices could be a lifesaver for ...

California lawsuit alleges cancer risk in Vuse electronic cigarette
Winston-Salem Journal - September 13, 2015

A potential class-action lawsuit has been filed in California against a subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc., claiming that use of top-selling electronic cigarette Vuse exposes smokers to significant amounts of harmful carcinogens.

Modesto looks to ban smoking at transportation center, bus stops
Modesto Bee - September 12, 2015

The city is considering banning smoking at its Modesto Transportation Center in downtown and at its 800 bus stops. The City Councils Safety and Communities Committee is scheduled to hear the proposal at its Monday meeting. The proposal is part of an update to the city code that regulates smoking. The update would ban the use of e-cigarettes, vaping and medical marijuana.

California smoking age raise, e-cigarette regulations stall
Sacramento Bee - September 12, 2015

Proposals to hike Californias tobacco-buying age to 21 and regulate electronic cigarettes did not get an Assembly floor vote before the legislative session concluded on Friday.

Commerce Ministry bans e-cigarettes
Yahoo! Maktoob News - September 12, 2015

Minister of Commerce and Industry Tawfiq Al-Rabiah has issued an order banning the sale or promotion of electronic cigarettes. Studies carried out by the Ministry of Health showed that e-cigarettes are as harmful as normal cigarettes. It was also found that tobacco companies are trying to ...

E-cigarette scofflaw leaves airline passenger fuming
Dallas Morning News - September 12, 2015

Even though they aren't prohibited by name in the Department of Transportation's ban on smoking on airliners, e-cigarettes are included in the regulations.

Tighter rules possible for proposed e-cig laws [VIDEO]
CTV News - September 11, 2015

Earlier this year, the Manitoba Legislature introduced a proposed change to Bill 30 that would see restrictions in place for e-cigarettes and vapour products.

Teens Who Smoke E-Cigs Are More Likely To Try 'Traditional Cigarettes
University Herald - September 11, 2015

New research suggests that teens who smoke e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke traditional cigarettes later. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center found that teens and young adults who "vape" are more likely to move on to traditional cigarettes than those who don't use the electronic devices, Reuters reported.

Teens Vaporizing Marijuana With E-Cigarettes, Study Finds
Fx Report Daily - September 11, 2015

What are teens actually vaping in their e-cigarettes Moreover, more than 25 percent of common e-cigarette smokers have reported using the devices to vape ...

Experts say E-cigarettes might be attracting young people to smoke
NASCAR Ranting and Raving (blog) - September 11, 2015

This represents the first time in more than 40 years that a smoking-related device ... use especially in young people that don't go as far as a total sales ban.

Updated policy bans vaping on campus
Golden Gate Xpress - September 10, 2015

As clouds of vaporized nicotine syrup from e-cigarettes have risen across the country, so have concerns about potential negative health effects. SF States new smoking policy will ban their use on campus beginning Sept. 8.

Electronic Cigarettes' impact on lungs tested
WNDU-TV - September 10, 2015

Theres plenty of scientific evidence about the dangers of smoking tobacco but nothing conclusive about E-Cigarette aerosol or vaping. Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Matthias Salathe, MD said, Instead of tobacco, now youre inhaling this fluid with nicotine. Researchers at the University of Miami are using a smoking robot to test the impact vaping may have on the airways to the lungs. Just because these fluids are safe to put on your skin or to drink them, theyre not necessarily safe to inhale into the lungs, explained Dr. Salathe.

Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes may breathe fewer toxins
Fox News - September 10, 2015

Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes - even if it's only some of the time - may dramatically reduce their exposure to air pollutants including carbon monoxide and acrolein, a British study suggests.

Smoking ban will not be extended to e-cigarettes
RTE.ie - September 10, 2015

Vaping shops and cafes in Ireland will have to get a special license. Other rules - part of the European Tobacco directive - will also apply to e-cigarettes here.

SUGARMAN: To help smokers quit, make them vapers
Los Angeles Times - September 10, 2015

By adopting three complementary policy ideas that would encourage rather than discourage e-cigarette use, government - especially the federal government - could nudge many more Americans to quit smoking and eventually save millions of lives. First, reduc

How Butter-Flavored E-Cigs Are Fueling a Crucial Vaping Controversy
Motherboard - September 10, 2015

There is a controversy brewing in the e-cigarette world that centers around the seemingly innocuous topic of buttery flavored e-liquids. While the average person ...

Addiction Experts Warn of E-Marijuana
93.1 WIBC Indianapolis - September 10, 2015

But among those who have also tried pot, one in four have combined the two to vape marijuana oil. Scott Watson with Heartland Intervention in Indianapolis says ...

Group wants Pocatello to go smoke-free
LocalNews8.com - September 10, 2015

Where smoking should be allowed in public is a debate that has been going on ... Thursday to pass an ordinance to ban smoking and vaping in all businesses.

Chicago alderman wants $1.25 tax on e-cigarettes
Chicago Tribune - September 10, 2015

A Chicago tax on electronic cigarettes would raise just $1 million per year toward fixing the city budget hole but could be an important part of curtailing the ...

Health Advocates Seek To Expand Kansas Smoking Ban To E ...
KMUW - September 10, 2015

Kansans have gotten used to smoke-free public places--but there are now calls to make them vapor-free as well. Erica Anderson, a health promotion specialist ...

Needham seeks to expand tobacco regulations
Wicked Local Needham - September 10, 2015

The new regulation will extend the definition of "tobacco product," it will expand the areas where public smoking is banned, all liquid and gel nicotine products ...

Lawmaker says he wants to prohibit use of anti-tobacco tax money ...
Watchdog.org - September 10, 2015

The Attorney General's office has ruled a state anti-tobacco agency's fight ... of e-cigarettes in the form of literature, verbal communication, and advertising," Rep...

PSU wins $3.5 million to study e-cigarettes
OregonLive.com - September 10, 2015

"We will be employing more researchers and studying the vast array of e-cigarette devices and liquids available on today's unregulated market," said Robert ...

M'ville finds out about ills of vaping, electronic smoking
Marysville Globe - September 10, 2015

He said the city didn't receive many complaints when it banned smoking in parks, and Arlington has not received any complaints about banning e-cigarettes.

Health Department will take comments on proposed e-cigarette ...
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald - September 10, 2015

Have something to say about e-cigarettes and vaping? Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department wants to hear from you at a public meeting on Wednesday, ...

E-cigarette regulation requested
Beloit Daily News - September 10, 2015

...She said e-cigarettes are not proven to help anyone quit smoking, but they are appealing to youth because ... Another concern, she said, is secondhand "smoke. ...

Smoking ban will not be extended to e-cigarettes
RTE.ie - September 10, 2015

The Department of Health will not extend the smoking ban to include e-cigarettes and vaping devices.

RJ Reynolds Latest Co. Hit With False Ad Suit Over E-Cig Risks ($$)
Law360 - September 9, 2015

RJ Reynolds Vapor Co. has failed to warn California consumers that electronic cigarettes contain carcinogens, according to a proposed class action filed Tuesday in federal court that follows a similar suit launched earlier this month against Imperial Toba...

E-cigarettes 'tempt young into smoking'
Electronic Telegraph (uk) - September 9, 2015

Those who tried e-cigarettes became addicted to nicotine and grew used to the action of smoking, scientists found... A year-long study of nearly 700 teenagers in the United States found that of the 16 who tried e-cigarettes, 11 (68 per cent) went on to …

Edmonton council votes to allow e-cigarette use in 'vap' shops
CBC News (ca) - September 9, 2015

The city's "vap" shops won the day at city hall Wednesday, after council voted unanimously to draft a bylaw to ban "vaping" anywhere tobacco is banned, with the notable exception of e-cigarette stores. The shops have become increasingly popular in …

Portugal adds public vaping ban to new TPD law
ECigIntelligence - September 9, 2015

E-cigarette use will continue to be permitted, as will tobacco smoking, ... step of prohibiting under-18s from using and buying e-cigarettes, again not required by the ... areas unaddressed by the TPD (the others being tax and sale to minors).

GLANTZ: Another longitudinal study shows that kids at low risk of smoking who use e-cigs are a lot more likely to progress to cigarettes
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - September 8, 2015

...published in JAMA Pediatrics, is especially strong because it is a national study of youth who were at low risk of smoking (called susceptibility) at the beginning of the study when they assessed e-cigarette use.

British Dental Health Foundation by New Report on E-Cigarettes
Cosmetic Dentistry Guide (press release) - September 9, 2015

... between smoking and oral health and although there is still a long way to go to achieving the goal of a smoke-free Britain, the latest signs are encouraging.

Are E-Cigarettes Increasing Marijuana Use?
Money Talks News (blog) - September 9, 2015

Some teenagers are using electronic cigarettes for more than a nicotine buzz, new research shows. By Karla Bowsher on September 9, 2015 / Photo (cc) by ...

Do E-Cigarettes Lead to Smoking Tobacco?
PsychCentral.com (blog) - September 9, 2015

Health professionals are concerned that e-cigarette marketing could position the product to recruit nonsmokers, and research has found that the use of ...

Health Advocates Will Push To Add E-Cigarettes To Kansas ...
Salina Post - September 9, 2015

Kansas' ban on smoking tobacco products in most public places has been in ... Six Kansas cities already have added e-cigarettes to their local smoking bans.

Parking officials now ticketing for tobacco use
The Eastern Progress Online - September 9, 2015

It also includes vaping of any kind and hookah. If someone is caught smoking by a student ambassador, they will be given a warning. If they are caught by a ...

Lee's Summit rejects city regulation of e-cigarettes
Lee's Summit Journal - September 9, 2015

Studies on whether e-cigarettes help people quit smoking have mixed results. Before the health ... A prior council about 10 years ago balked at a smoking ban.

Coos County will launch a tobacco-free campus
Coos Bay World - September 9, 2015

Coos County will launch a tobacco-free campus policy Oct. 1. The new policy will prohibit cigarettes and all other smoking products, including e-cigarettes and ...

Electronic Cigarette Use Rises Among Oklahoma Kids
news9.com KWTV - September 8, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY -. Are electronic cigarettes a gateway to traditional cigarettes among youth? That's what some health officials fear. A recent study by the ...

Valley vape stores upset with new 55-percent e-cig tax
KTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather - September 8, 2015

"I picked up vaping and I haven't touched a cigarette since." ... down on this so-called "sin tax," but Priest says she and other vape shops wont back off either.

Health committee warned against 'demonisation' of e-cigarettes
stv.tv - September 8, 2015

Guy Parker, chief executive of the Advertising Standards Authority, said banning responsible advertising would "send a message to the world at large that ...

E-cigarettes serve as smoking gateway for teens and young adults, Pitt-Dartmouth study finds
EurekAlert - September 8, 2015

Young people across the United States who smoke electronic cigarettes are considerably more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes within a year than their peers who do not smoke e-cigarettes, according to an analysis led by the University of Pitt...

National Study Links E-Cigarettes To Tobacco Use
KCUR - September 8, 2015

The study, funded by the National Cancer Institute, followed a national sample of 700 16- to 26-year-old non-smokers. When first surveyed, all of them said they ...

Calls for Stronger Regulation of E-Cigarettes
New York Times - September 8, 2015

Children and other nonsmokers should be protected from e-cigarettes' toxic vapors. And childproof packaging should be required to protect curious children ...

More data link vaping to smoking
Science News for Students - September 8, 2015

Last month, a study highlighted the potential dangers of using electronic cigarettes, or "vaping." It showed that Los Angeles high school students who vaped ...

E-Cigarettes & Vaping: Healthy Alternative or Worrisome Trend?
New Hampshire Public Radio - September 8, 2015

Despite claims by the industry that e-cigarettes are healthier than traditional smoking, more research is raising questions about this alternative, including its ...

CDC warns about increasing US teens vaping marijuana with the e ...
The Market Business - September 8, 2015

A recent survey of the Yale finds nearly one in five teens who use e-cigarettes have vaporized marijuana, hash oil, or other cannabis byproducts. "These findings ...

California lawmakers face major policy bills in this last week
Los Angeles Times - September 8, 2015

Outstanding issues include regulation of medical marijuana and electronic cigarettes, slashing gas use in the state and allowing physicians to prescribe ...

Blog: Hang with Dave Chappelle at Colorado Springs vape lounge
Colorado Springs Gazette (blog) - September 8, 2015

Prefer to get a little more up close and personal with the comedian famous for "Chappelle's Show?" Try the after party at the Speak Easy Vape Lounge. Both he ...

Raising smoke about cigarettes
The Washtenaw Voice - September 8, 2015

Although Washtenaw Community College's campus is smoke free, students and faculty share opinions of this relatively quiet change. "I started smoking when I ...

Ramsey County Close to Adding E-Cigarettes to Smoking Ban
Voice Of Alexandria (press release) - September 8, 2015

The code would be based on the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act, and would ban e-cigs in nearly all public places -- with a couple of exceptions. Smoking or ...

Bills fans can expect changes at the Ralph this year
wivb.com - September 8, 2015

The Ralph has been a smoke-free facility for years, but now you cannot bring your cigarettes, lighters, or e-cigarettes into the stadium with you at all. Those items ...

Ohio AG: E-cigarettes made to look like candy, school supplies
Dayton Daily News - September 8, 2015

Vapor or electronic cigarettes are designed to look like candy or even school ... and deliver an often-flavored, nicotine-laced liquid without burning tobacco or tar.

Kirby: Even with a degree in smoking, I don't get e-cigs
Salt Lake Tribune - September 8, 2015

I found myself wishing e-cigs had been around when I was his age. ... out is every bit the clueless idiot I was in high school - there's less "bad stuff" in e-cigs. ...

Confusion over e-cigarettes
Herald Scotland - September 7, 2015

THE Scottish Government is consulting on whether electronic cigarettes should be banned from being consumed on hospital grounds. Recently, Public Health ...

Teens using e-cigarettes to "vape" pot
CBS News - September 7, 2015

However, the safety of vaping pot versus smoking it has not been well-established, the researchers write today (Sept. 7) in the journal Pediatrics. (Nor has the ...

Dental hygienists raise e-cigarette concerns
Digital Journal - September 7, 2015

Canadas dental hygienists have raised concerns about the impact of e-cigarettes on the nations oral health. A decline in the conditions of the mouths of e-cigarette smokers has been noted, particularly in youth.

What You Need to Know About the Science of E-Cigs
BestTechie - September 7, 2015

.. vaping is quickly taking over the smoking of traditional tobacco cigarettes. But theres still quite a bit of mystery regarding e-cigs and vaping devices, particularly when it comes to their safety and the overall science behind these products. If you want to know more about the science behind electronic cigarettes, continue reading to learn more. You may be surprised by how simple and safe these devices really are. ...

Exclusive: Man Severely Injured After eCigarette Blows Up In His Face [VIDEO]
FOX 5 DC - September 7, 2015

Looking at James Lauria is an absolutely heartbreaking sight. His pictures in the hospital show him with a breathing tube, his face and his fingers burned. And he said it's because of an e-cigarette that exploded in his face. Thats when the vape blew up in his face and gave him not only first-degree burns, but probably the worst injury of all: a dime-sized hole that was blown open in the roof of his mouth. ...

Teens Using E-Cigarettes to 'Vape' Pot, Survey Finds
U.S. News & World Report - September 7, 2015

There's new reason for parents to be concerned about e-cigarettes: nearly one in five kids who uses e-cigarettes may be using the devices to get high, a study finds. A confidential survey revealed that 18 percent of e-cigarette users in Connecticut high schools have "vaped" marijuana at some point, or used an e-cigarette to get high. In addition, more than one-quarter of kids who describe themselves as dual users of both e-cigarettes and marijuana have used the devices get high, the researchers found. Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, said increased regulation will not solve the problem. "It is puzzling that the [study] authors believe regulation of vapor products will somehow address the use of marijuana products that are already illegal for minors to possess in all 50 states," Conley said. "The FDA is only empowered to regulate nicotine-containing vapor products, so marijuana vaping products will only truly be regulated if a massive change in U.S. drug laws take place," he added. ...

Vaporizer pens increase drug abuse and filling ER rooms [VIDEO]
FOX43.com - September 7, 2015

DEERFIELD BEACH, Florida Emergency rooms in South Florida are filling up with patients suffering from synthetic drug overdoses, and the problem is getting worse due to a device thats ostensibly supposed to help people quit smoking. Vaporizer pens are becoming the new way for drug users to not only get high, but do it discreetly at times right under the noses of police, parents and teachers. ...

New Rules Could be On the Way for E-Cigarettes in Ramsey County [VIDEO]
KSTP.com - September 7, 2015

According to Ramsey County, state law gives clear authority to cities and counties to license and regulate the sale of e-cigarettes. And according to Clearway Minnesota, a group dead set on reducing the prevalence of smoking says, nine counties and 20 cities in Minnesota have added e-cigarettes to their clean indoor air policies. ...

Health groups fume over delayed e-cigarette rules
Washington Examiner - September 6, 2015

The Obama administration has failed to finalize federal regulations for e-cigarettes nearly a year and a half after a proposed rule was issued, which has public health advocates clamoring for a decision to quickly rein in the growing industry. "Right now we have a wild west market of products with e-cigarettes," said Vince Willmore, spokesman for the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. The group was part of 31 organizations that wrote to President Obama in April calling for the regulations to be finalized.

Are E-Cigarettes Safe? New Study Says Millions Who Use 'Vaping As Tobacco Alternative Are Sucking In Formaldehyde
International Business Times - September 5, 2015

As millions of people embrace e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco, a study suggests these portable electronic vaporizing devices might not be as harmless as many believe. The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) released evidence this week suggesting most e-cigarettes release high levels of cancer-causing gases, and the organization said its taking legal action against e-cigarette-makers for not warning customers of this risk.

Smoking robots used to test effects of e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
KABC-TV - September 5, 2015

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Researchers at the University of Miami are using a smoking robot to see what impact e-cigarette aerosol may have on the lung's airways. E-cigarettes were designed overseas as a tool to help smokers kick the habit. However, numbers from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention show the devices are increasingly being used by teens.

LETTER: Electronic cigarettes: we need evidence, not opinions
The Lancet September 4, 2015

It is particularly unfortunate that McNeill and colleagues failed to address the conflict of interests in a paper which played such a prominent role in the headlines they generated, which now appear even greater than reported by The Lancet

E-Cigarettes "vape" may still be harmful to health, e-liquid poses great danger to children
Christian Post - September 4, 2015

According to CBS San Francisco, a Bay Area health watchdog group revealed that smoking e-cigarettes is dangerous to one's health. A testing was conducted in Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) wherein they found out that the e-cigarettes contained high levels of "cancer causing chemicals" formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.

The low-down on vaping
Independent Online - September 4, 2015

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavours: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perrys Cherry.

Scratchy throat, increased blood pressure and inflamed lungs: Infographic shows how the after-effects from vaping an e-cigarette can be just as harmful as the real deal
Daily Mail - September 4, 2015

And now, a new infographic created by Yahoo Health reveals what is known so far about what happens to a person's body immediately after vaping an e-cigarette, exploring how a few puffs may affect your mouth brain, and lungs - and its certainly not all as healthy as you might think.

Another take on electronic cigarettes
Inquirer.net - September 4, 2015

We've written about the pros and cons of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) in this space. A recent report commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) states that ...

E-Cigarettes Give Same Effects As Real Cigarettes: Study
Pioneer News - September 4, 2015

In a new study it is found the electronic cigarettes give the same effects as tobacco smoking. E-cigarette is slowly penetrating the multi-million dollar business.

E-cigarettes 'safer than tobacco' study faces Lancet criticism
Wired.co.uk - September 4, 2015

A highly publicised study by Public Health England (PHE) that claimed that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than tobacco has been attacked by medical journal The Lancet for relying on weak evidence. The PHE report, written by researchers at King's College London and Queen Mary University of London, argued that vaping is substantially less harmful than ...

Parents beware: Tobacco industry is targeting the kids
Nashoba Publishing - September 4, 2015

The tobacco industry is producing new and varied nicotine delivery products targeted at young people such as vape pens and e-hookah. These products are ...

Health advocates push to add e-cigarettes to state smoking ban
The Garden City Telegram - September 4, 2015

Kansas ban on smoking tobacco products in most public places has been in place since 2010. In those five years, the smoke-free atmosphere of bars, restaurants and other indoor spots has become the norm. Anderson said its jarring now to see someone puffing on something in those settings, and she and other health advocates would like to keep it that way. She plans to be part of an effort next year to get legislators to add e-cigarettes and other vaping products to the statewide smoking ban.

Regulating e-cigs
Hutchinson News - September 4, 2015

Nine teenage members of Reno County Communities That Care brought an interesting request to the Hutchinson City Council on Tuesday. They asked that the council put restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes in the city. ...

Behind the Headlines: E-cigs popular with Utah youth, ...
Salt Lake Tribune - September 4, 2015

A sales tax hike would fund increased bus services, says the Utah Transit Authority. More Utah youth are e-smoking. SAGE test scores improved in all subject ...

Letter: Vaping leads to nicotine addiction
Salt Lake Tribune - September 4, 2015

Yet again the games of thinly veiled falsehoods and misinformation are chosen as the weapons of choice by the tobacco industry. In Tuesday's article, Gregory Conley rejects that " we are going to have an entire culture of children addicted to nicotine " This is a glaring bait-and-switch in which he makes the inaccurate logical leap from e-cigarettes as a gateway to cigarettes to the statement that kids are not becoming addicted to nicotine by vaping. He and his tobacco-industry cohorts insist that e-cigarettes are safe (they most certainly are not) and insinuates that kids don't become nicotine addicts through vaping.

Smoking ban is Loyola's right
The Maroon - September 3, 2015

In case you didn't know, youre not allowed to smoke on our campus anymore. In fact, your'e not even allowed to chew tobacco or use e-cigs. Tulane has been smoke-free for over a year now, and an organization called Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights reports that, since this past July, almost 1,600 campuses across the country have similar policies.

E-cigarettes are proving to have the same effects as smoking tobacco
Ecumenical News - September 3, 2015

E-cigarettes, which are also known as e-cigs or vaporizers, are growing in popularity thanks to people who think vaping is a better option to traditional cigarettes.

E-Cigarette bans warranted amidst scientific uncertainty
ABC Online - September 3, 2015

With NSW passing laws restricting the sale of electronic cigarettes and accessories to people under 18, Wendy Zukerman takes a look at the science: are e-cigarettes a great way of helping smokers quit or a dangerous new moneymaking attempt from the tobacco industry?

E-cigarette study could propel law: Sen. Mark Leno seeks to classify vapor cigs as tobacco product
San Mateo Daily Journal - September 3, 2015

A new study that health advocates say proves electronic cigarettes contain cancer-causing chemicals could help boost legislative efforts to regulate... Yet e-cigarette industry advocates argue the scientific testing of e-cigarettes needs to be refined an

Tulare County bans electronic cigarettes
Fresno Business Journal - September 3, 2015

Tulare County has become the first municipality in the Valley to pass an ordinance banning the use of electronic cigarettes in or near county property.The push ...

Emanuel Proposes A Massive Collection Of Tax Hikes
Chicagoist - September 3, 2015

The new city budget will also raise money through new taxes on garbage collection, ride-sharing services including Uber and electronic cigarettes. The garbage ...

Rockland extends smoking ban to e-cigarettes
The Journal News | LoHud.com - September 3, 2015

Rockland County lawmakers have approved extending the county's strict smoking ban to include e-cigarettes. The Legislature voted 15-0 on Tuesday to lump ...

Coalition celebrates 10-year anniversary of smoke-free bars and ...
vtdigger.org - September 3, 2015

Allowing e-cigarette use in these places normalizes smoking behavior and is a ... Ultimately, state lawmakers saw the positive outcome of the local ordinances ...

Dental Advice: The question of e-cigarettes
Ahwatukee Foothills News - September 3, 2015

However, CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH said, "We want parents to know that nicotine is dangerous for kids at any age, whether it's an e-cigarette, hookah ...

The Lancet attacks UK health agency's claim that e-cigarettes are 95 ...
Ars Technica UK - September 3, 2015

An editorial in the current issue of The Lancet criticises Public Health England (PHE) for using weak evidence in its recent review of evidence on e-cigarettes, ...

Edmonton may join Vancouver and Toronto in vaping ban
Cantech Letter - September 3, 2015

The Standing Committee report noted that 741 shipments containing electronic cigarettes were "recommended for refusal" at the Canada-United States border ...

Oman may impose permanent ban on e-cigarettes in coming weeks
Muscat Daily - September 3, 2015

Health officials fear that e-cigarettes are a point-of-entry, which introduce conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products to children, youth and non-smoking ...

A Smoking Gun: Cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarettes (PDF)
CEH - Center for Environmental Health - September 2, 2015

Twenty-one of the 24 companies whose products were tested had at least one product that produced high levels of one or both of these chemicals, in violation of California's consumer protection law, Proposition 65. CEH is taking legal action against th

NOTICE OF VIOLATION / California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act / Formaldehyde Exposures Resulting From Use Of Electronic Cigarette Devices (PDF)
CEH - Center for Environmental Health - September 2, 2015

This Notice addresses consumer exposures to formaldehyde. Use of the products identified in this Notice results in human exposures to formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is produced when electronic cigarette devices are used in the intended manner. The primary rou

CSU researcher studies e-cigarettes being gateway to tobacco
HealthCanal.com - September 2, 2015

A Colorado State University faculty member was involved in a new study showing that teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to start smoking combustible ...

Local vape shop, health official speak out about teen e-cigarette use
The Herald Journal - September 2, 2015

A new report released by the Utah Department of Health revealed electronic cigarette use by Utah teenagers has doubled since 2013, causing local health ...

E-Cigarette use in teens increases 300% in southern Utah counties
KCSG - September 2, 2015

"With 1 in 3 teens experimenting with e-cigarettes, this will have an effect on all of us," said Kye Nordfelt, Health Promotions Director for the Southwest Utah ...

University Housing bans e-cigarettes in residence halls
USD Volante Online - September 2, 2015

Smoking was banned on campus in January 2013 under the Student ... The SGA considered including electronic cigarettes in the smoking ban in the spring ...

E-cigs ought to be regulated
Baltimore Sun - September 2, 2015

Smoke-free laws have helped make smoking a socially unacceptable behavior, a dynamic that has played a significant role in reducing death and disease from ...

Vaping on LSU's Campus
LSU The Reveille - September 2, 2015

Even though the contents of e-cigarettes are undetermined, Louisiana law requires all post secondary institutions in the state of Louisiana to be smoke free.

Cerabino: Should e-cig smokers be treated like regular smokers?
MyPalmBeachPost (subscription) - September 2, 2015

But there's no state law that specifically regulates vaping, and a vaping-rights group called Smoke Free Defense has been rallying its members to fight any ...

"Vaping": possibly healthier, not the best solution
The Southern News - September 2, 2015

Under the newly enacted "Tobacco Free Campus Policy," the use of all tobacco products has been prohibited on campus. So, vaping is not allowed on campus, ...

Lemon Grove nixes electronic cigarette smoking
The San Diego Union-Tribune - September 2, 2015

LEMON GROVE - Electronic cigarette smoking will now be regulated the same way other tobacco uses are regulated in Lemon Grove. The Lemon Grove City ...

Mat-Su Assembly sticks with tax on e-cigarettes
Alaska Dispatch News - September 2, 2015

Retailers say the poorly worded Mat-Su tax ordinance change means they now ... "Being able to quit smoking with the help of a vaporizing unit has saved my life ...

Dale County Schools ban electronic cigarettes
The Southeast Sun - September 2, 2015

Dale County Schools ban electronic cigarettes. ...

Costa Mesa bans vaping in public parks, regulates smoking lounges
OCRegister - September 2, 2015

Costa Mesa bans vaping in public parks, regulates smoking lounges ... Costa Mesa staff has said the public park vaping ban updates the city's smoking laws to ...

Health Watchdog Group to Challenge E-Cig Manufacturers in Court
TIME - September 2, 2015

A health watchdog group will challenge e-cigarette manufacturers in California court over cancer-causing chemicals in their products. The Center for ...

Health Watchdog Finds High Levels of Cancer-Causing Chemicals in the Majority of Nearly 100 E-cigarettes Tested ...
CEH.org - September 2, 2015

Cancer-causing chemicals found in the majority of 97 e-cigarettes tested. ... e- cigarettes and other "vaping" products tested produce high levels ...

PHE hits back at conflict of interest claims on e-cigs
The Grocer - September 2, 2015

Public Health England (PHE) has hit back at suggestions it made claims about the relative safety of e-cigarettes and vaping based on "flimsy" evidence.

Smoking Out E-cigarette Ad Claims
Moneylife - September 2, 2015

If you are searching for electronic cigarettes online, be wary. A TINA.org review of more than 150 websites found a host of questionable claims being made on ...

Aspen Valley Hospital campus is now tobacco free
Aspen Times - September 2, 2015

Aspen Valley Hospital properties are Smoke & Tobacco Free. No smoking, vaping or tobacco use is permitted anywhere on-site, including: indoor areas, parking ...

Teen student group lobbies against e-cigarettes at Hutchinson City ...
Hutchinson News - September 2, 2015

A group of high school students asked the Hutchinson City Council on Tuesday to consider passage of an ordinance that would treat electronic cigarettes the ...

5 Vaping Stores Opened in Cary. Why?
CaryCitizen - September 2, 2015

WebMD summarizes it as, "If you don't smoke, don't start vaping. ... heard, people like the distinct flavors and not having to worry about secondhand smoke. ... It's true that vaping has been widely advertised as a better alternative to smoking.

South Dakota smoking rate falls, remains higher than national average
The Weather Space - September 2, 2015

Anti-smoking advertising campaigns, cigarette taxes, smoking bans, and the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes and other alternatives to traditional ...

New Law Prohibits the Sale of E-Cigs to Minors
KAUZ-TV - September 1, 2015

A Bowie e-cigarette shop is glad the ability to sell e-cigs to minors has gone up in smoke. On the door of Yellow Rose vapor a sign is posted that states, "We I.D. ...

Double Take: Tobacco-free initiative contrasts OU's pro-smoking past
The Post - September 1, 2015

Despite a recent smoking ban, Ohio University was once a place where ... OU's tobacco-free initiative bans the use of tobacco products campus-wide, but a rich ...

Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Focused on Compliance
WOUB - September 1, 2015

Ohio University joined many other Ohio colleges and universities this fall by adopting a tobacco-free campus policy based on a recommendation from the Ohio ...

Hennepin County board amends criteria for youth sports program
The Sun Current - September 1, 2015

The board also agreed to clarify that e-cigarettes are covered under the Tobacco Free Property Policy, which states that it is prohibited to use electronic tobacco ...

New Ulm Discusses E-Cigarettes At Council Meeting
KEYC - September 1, 2015

The city of New Ulm is starting to take a deeper look at e-cigarette restrictions in the community. Councilor Ruth Webster says, "The fact of the matter is, these ...

Marshfield: Use of E-Cigs Now Banned in Non-Smoking Areas
95.9 WATD-FM (blog) - September 1, 2015

Starting today, September 1, use of e-cigarettes in Marshfield is now prohibited wherever smoking is banned. Earlier this summer, the Marshfield Board of Health ...

Editorial: Broad effort needed to reduce youth tobacco use
The Republic - September 1, 2015

However, one in four of the state's 12th-graders had used an electronic vapor cigarette, also known as an e-cigarette, in the month before taking the survey.

Vaping: Fad or not?
The Patriot Talon - September 1, 2015

A list maintained by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation shows that only North Dakota, New Jersey, and Utah have laws that restrict the usage of ...

GLANTZ: Powerful evidence that kids who use e-cigs more likely to start smoking cigarettes
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF - September 1, 2015)

This large, carefully done study followed 2530 9th graders for a year... It also blows away arguments that the results from our earlier cross-sectional study that showed strong linkages between e-cigarette use and progression to established smoking were ...

E-Cigarettes Not a Path to Smoking
The Heartland Institute - September 1, 2015

... Kingdom's Public Health England found that "there is no evidence so far that e-cigarettes are acting as a route into smoking for children or non-smokers.".

Long-term effects of e-cigarettes still unknown
Health24 - September 1, 2015

E-cigarettes don't contain many of the harmful chemicals found in traditional cigarettes, but it is still unknown how they will affect our health in the long run.

Beware eLiquid Sharks: The Uncertainty of Vaping Is Real
Huffington Post - September 1, 2015

What happened was that I quickly became anchored to my vaporizer or e-cig in a sea full of electronic cigarette sharks. What do I mean by anchored? Let me ...

4 Reasons This Article About E-Cigarettes Is Bad
Reason (blog ) September 1, 2015

Are e-cigarettes really any better than smoking a cigarette? Here are seven reasons e-cigarettes pose dangers to our health. Holger is determined not to answer ...

Phase 1 of smoking, vaping ban takes effect Sept. 1
Rocky Mountain Collegian - September 1, 2015

The city voted 6-1 to adopt the new ordinance in February, which bans smoking in many public areas. Electronic cigarette use has been part of non-smoking ...

LSU reminds fans of Tiger Stadium policies
WAFB.com - September 1, 2015

LSU is a tobacco-free campus, so smoking is prohibited. Use of any tobacco product is prohibited, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, etc ...

Nevada Campus Slowly Implements "Tobacco-Free" Stance
KTVN - September 1, 2015

As of August 1, 2015, the University of Nevada became a 'tobacco- free campus.' Smoking or chewing tobacco, and even smoking e-cigarettes are being ...

Study finds e-cigarette use among Utah Teens is on the rise
fox13now.com - August 31, 2015

Tad Jensen is the President of Utah Smoke Free Association. He says the vapor industry supports regulation, such as placing child safety caps on nicotine ...

Editorial: Broad effort required in reducing youth smoking
Daily Journal - August 31, 2015

However, one in four of the state's 12th-graders had used an electronic vapor cigarette, also known as an e-cigarette, in the month before taking the survey.

GLANTZ: Ecigs likely to have negative population health effects if more than 20-30% as bad as cigs
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - August 31, 2015

under all the likely scenarios, if ecigs turn out to be 20-30% as dangerous as conventional cigarettes there will be net harm. No one know what the actual risks will be, but I would be surprised if the risks are not at least that high.

Tax vapes and e-cigs just like other tobacco products
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - August 31, 2015

I supported the recent smoking bans in the valley. I strongly believe ... Ban it from public spaces and tax both tobacco and e-cigarettes equally. It is my hope that ...

Burton Albion the latest to join ban on e-cigarette smoking
Burton Mail - August 31, 2015

BURTON Albion has become the latest organisation to ban people from smoking e-cigarettes. The restrictions, which include all stands of the Pirelli Stadium as well as directly outside, brings the club in line with all the area's councils, as well as many of its shops and bars.

E-cigarette scofflaw leaves airline passenger fuming
Los Angeles Times - August 31, 2015

Recently, I flew into L.A. on a nonstop flight from Paris. During the flight, a guy at the other end of my center row smoked an e-cigarette very secretively. He would cover the e-cig in his hand, suck it lightly, exhale slowly, then put it back in his pocket. I informed a flight attendant. She walked up and down the aisle to observe him but didn't see anything. I contacted the airline and was told that the attendant had to witness the act in order to do anything. What can legally be done when someone secretly smokes an e-cig on board? I think airline policies need to keep up with changes in technology.

Vaping of synthetic drugs poses new threat
WJHL - August 31, 2015

It's affecting our entire communities from prevention to rehabilitation, said Lt. Tianga who says vaping drugs is so descreet, teens can do it right in school.

E-cig liquid lethal to children if ingested - Study
Astro Awani - August 31, 2015

A recent study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis reveals that many parents who use electronic cigarettes are not aware of the dangers that they present for their children. The results of the study were published in the Academic Pediatrics journal.

What's in all that vaping smoke?
Washington Post - August 31, 2015

Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion in annual U.S. sales. Less than a decade after the battery-powered devices were introduced in the United States, an estimated 10 percent of American adults and 13 percent of high school students vape, according to recent surveys. While many users perceive e-cigs as safer than traditional cigarettes, some of the flavorings that make them so enticing may have their own toxic consequences.

Many parents unaware of e-cigarette dangers to children
HealthCanal.com - August 31, 2015

The devices are used like typical cigarettes but instead of tobacco, they vaporize a liquid mixture of ... The liquid form is flavored, which appeals to children.

7 Reasons E-Cigarettes Are Bad
The Inquisitr - August 31, 2015

E-cigarettes, also known as electronic cigarettes, have become a popular alternative to smoking the real deal, but the pros and cons of turning to this futuristic alternative are still under debate. Are e-cigarettes really any better than smoking a cigarette? Here are seven reasons e-cigarettes pose dangers to our health.

Jury still out on the impact of vaping on your health
Toronto Star - August 31, 2015

Theres no question e-cigarettes, also known as vaporizers, are growing in popularity. Many people see vaporizing, or vaping, as an alternative to using traditional cigarettes and potentially as a tool to help people quit smoking. Vaping is less harmful than lighting up the real thing, but theres still not enough good evidence showing that its harmless.

E-cigs: Helping smokers quit or new way to get hooked?
Times Herald-Record - August 31, 2015

Is it a catch-22 or a smoke screen? Are e-cigarettes the most promising product to come along to help smokers quit their nicotine addiction, or are they a clever, new way to get nonsmokers hooked? Or, are they both?

A British Lesson on Vaping for the CDC
Tom Frieden should listen to what English public health officials say about e-cigarettes.
Reason (blog) - August 31, 2015

Public Health England (PHE), a government agency, recently published a detailed report on electronic cigarettes that describes them as far less dangerous than the conventional kind and recommends them as a harm-reducing alternative. "Encouraging smokers who cannot or do not want to stop smoking to switch to EC [electronic cigarettes] could help reduce smoking-related disease, death and health inequalities," the report says. "Smokers who have tried other methods of quitting without success could be encouraged to try EC to stop smoking, and stop smoking services should support smokers using EC to quit by offering them behavioural support."

Bill to regulate e-cigarettes clears California legislative hurdle
Ledger Gazette - August 31, 2015

Earlier, a bill to raise Californias cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses. California is looking to restore its reputation for agenda-setting tobacco regulation with measures to raise the smoking age to 21, triple per-pack taxes and regulate e-cigarettes the same as conventional products.

Teen e-cigarette use on the rise in Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Pilot & Today - August 31, 2015

Steamboat Springs The trendy smoking fad of this generations teenage population is proving to be electronic cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control statistics and those who work with teens here in Northwest Colorado.

Southern to blow bubbles, not smoke today
CT Post - August 31, 2015

NEW HAVEN - Southern Connecticut State University plans to celebrate its decision to go 100 percent tobacco free on Monday. The new policy at Southern went into effect Aug. 25, 2015 and includes electronic cigarettes as well as tobacco products.

Tri-Rail to limit smoking on station platforms
Sun Sentinel - August 31, 2015

Starting October 1, smoking and the use of e-cigarettes will be limited to designated areas at each of the commuter train's 18 stations. Violators could be cited for trespassing and denied access to the train in the future.

Vapor boom could go up in smoke
Memphis Business Journal - August 31, 2015

In Tennessee, sales of e-cigarettes and nicotine vapor to minors is not a crime, ... do not pay additional taxes or need additional business licensing as tobacco ...

Rosenberg officials push for 'e-cig' ban in parks ($$)
Fort Bend Herald - August 31, 2015

Rosenberg City Council last week discussed the possibility of implementing a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes and similar devices in public parks. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have recently gained national attention as many local and state governments have raced to ban the products sale and use by minors.

Your Views: Janesville's ban on e-cigarettes assures cleaner air for all
Gazettextra - August 31, 2015

A big thank you to the Janesville City Council for passing the recent expanded electronic-cigarette ban throughout Janesville. This affirms the value of smoke-free and clean air for the health and safety of residents.

Your Views: Youth2Youth applauds Janesville's e-cigarette limits
Janesville Gazette - August 31, 2015

On behalf of Youth2Youth 4 Change, we want to thank the Janesville City Council for caring about the health of Janesville residents by the recent passage of an ordinance regulating electronic cigarettes in workplaces.

African-American aldermen want Emanuel to trash plans for garbage fee
Chicago Sun-Times - August 30, 2015

[And] a fee around e-cigarettes and other tobacco products that are not cigarettes. Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), chairman of the City Council's Transportation ...

Fight over e-cig safety heats up
The Hill - August 30, 2015

E-cigarette manufacturers and public health groups are sparing over a new study that claims the non-tobacco products are 95 percent safer than regular cigarettes. The report commissioned by Public Health England (PHE), an independent panel of experts in the United Kingdom also found that of 2.6 million adult e-cigarettes users in that country, almost all are using a vapor device to help them quit smoking. Vapor companies are hailing the study, while critics say its findings are premature.

Ban on smoking is ineffective, ignores international students
Daily Trojan Online - August 30, 2015

In a historic anti-smoking move, the California State Senate voted last Thursday to increase the smoking age to 21 and prohibit e-cigarettes from public places that ban traditional smoking. The motion to restrict the presence of smoking echoes an institutional shift toward non-smoking, especially in higher education. Earlier this month, the University of Hawaii at Manoa ...

Toughened smoking ban falls short in Hermosa Beach, Council to reconsider it within two months
Beach Reporter - August 30, 2015

Electronic cigarettes arent illegal in Hermosa Beach. Yet. The City Council on Tuesday stopped short of banning the liquid nicotine vaporizing devices and imposing a new tax on tobacco retailers to discourage illegal tobacco sales to minors. Instead, the city will study the issue for the next few months and reconsider ways to dissuade the Hermosa Beach youngsters from picking up the habit.

Editorial: Raise California's tobacco tax, regulate e-cigs
Fresno Bee - August 30, 2015

There are lots of good reasons to raise Californias tax on tobacco, not the least of which is that when cigarettes are more expensive, fewer kids smoke. More than 470 brands of electronic cigarettes now crowd the market in more than 7,700 flavors from Captain Crunch to Atomic Fireball to cotton candy.

Bill passed to regulate e-cigarette as a tobacco product
Bel Marra Health - August 29, 2015

People thinking that their e-cigarettes are safe, might have to think again. On Thursday, the California State Senate passed a bill to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products.

College Students Know E-cigarettes Aren't Tobacco, Their Professors Are More Confused
Science 2.0 - August 29, 2015

As college students have made their way back to campus this month, many also return to the habits, some good, some bad, that dorm-life promotes. A new survey finds that adults under 25, including high school graduates and college students, are more likely to rate hookah and e-cigarettes as safer than cigarettes, when compared to 25 to 34-year-olds, according to a paper in Health Education&Behavior. Well, they are. E-cigarettes have no smoke, just some nicotine, so every study has found them to be 95% less harmful than cigarettes. A hookah is not great but still far less harmful than cigarettes.

E-cigarette marketing mimics ads that glamorized smoking, and other letters
Modern Healthcare Magazine - August 29, 2015

E-cigarette advertising tactics including the use of celebrities and product placement in music videos and movies mimic the strategies that were so successful in making smoking seem glamorous and cool to young people. And they are working teen use of e-c ...

ASH comment on Lancet editorial on e-cigarettes
ASH London - August 28, 2015

Whether the reduction in risk is 95% or slightly less (or slightly more) is not the key point. What is of much greater concern to ASH (as shown by the YouGov smokefree Britain polls for ASH) is that a growing number of smokers are failing to understand ...

U.K. Government Agency's E-Cigarettes Report Based on 'Flimsy' Evidence, the Lancet Says
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition - August 28, 2015

...However, Public Health England failed to disclose that this study used no "hard evidence" to reach its conclusion... Public Health England has defended its report. Kevin Fenton, director of health and well-being at the agency, said the expert panel had ...

EDITORIAL: E-cigarettes: Public Health England's evidence-based confusion
The Lancet - August 28, 2015

...the reliance by PHE on work that the authors themselves accept is methodologically weak, and which is made all the more perilous by the declared conflicts of interest surrounding its funding, raises serious questions not only about the conclusions of the...

VIDEO: The great vape debate
ITV Network Limited - August 28, 2015

Today we meet Deborah Arnott from ASH (Action on Smoking & Health) who is pro vaping, and journalist Kelly Rose Bradford who in contrast strongly believes that e-cigarettes should be banned in public places. Dr Dawn is also on hand with her medical opin

Your Body Immediately After Vaping an E-Cigarette
Yahoo! - August 28, 2015

So here's what we know so far about how e-cigarettes may affect your body: Mouth Users have complained of cotton mouth, scratchy throat, and coughing. It's unclear why this happens to some people other than due to hydration issues.

A third of vaping parents don't lock up liquid
Futurity: Research News - August 28, 2015

E-cigarettes have grown much more popular in the United States in recent years, and calls to poison centers about them have also gone up. Yet many parents ...

EDITORIAL: Raise the tobacco tax, regulate e-cigs
Sacramento (CA) Bee - August 28, 2015

The tobacco industry has pulled out all the stops to protect its investment in the e-cig market and to prevent the law from treating e-cigarettes like other tobacco products. As the tobacco tax proceeds, there surely will be pressure to leave e-cigarette...

E-cigarettes not a path to smoking
Baltimore Sun - August 28, 2015

... Kingdom's Public Health England found that "there is no evidence so far that e-cigarettes are acting as a route into smoking for children or non-smokers."...

Clinton officials concerned about teen smoking, vaping
Mississippi News Now - August 28, 2015

Our ordinance does not address that right now, but we are looking at that. ... Right now the ordinance on vaping has not been passed, but Chief Warren says it is ...

New Missouri court fines, sex-ed laws set to take effect
Southeast Missourian - August 28, 2015

Childproof packaging will be required for electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes work by heating liquid nicotine into an inhalable vapor. The substance sometimes is ...

California Senate advances vaping, smoking regulation bills
AP - Associated Press - August 27, 2015

Democratic lawmakers advanced a package of tobacco regulation bills on Thursday, reviving proposals that earlier stalled in the Legislature amid opposition from tobacco companies. They include measures to raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21 ...

California Senate passes Mark Leno's E-cigarette bill
LGBT Weekly - August 27, 2015

The Senate today, as part of the Legislature's extraordinary session on health, passed legislation calling for new statewide regulations on electronic cigarettes. SB X2-5, authored by Sen. Mark Leno, protects the public against exposure to e-cigarettes ...

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Support for Senator Mark Leno's Bill to Protect Children From E-Cigarettes
California Attorney General's Office - August 27, 2015

announced her support for SBX2 5, legislation authored by Senator Mark Leno to protect children and youth from the harmful effects of electronic cigarettes. The bill ensures that e-cigarettes are included in existing laws that prevent underage smoking an

Proposed ordinance could ban smoking and vaping in Town Square ...
KTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather - August 27, 2015

But some who frequent the park say a proposed ordinance to ban smoking there is ... If the ordinance is adopted, smoking cigarettes, marijuana, spice, and even ...

Borough mayor vetoes tax on vapes, e-cigs
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - August 27, 2015

For example, a meeting the afternoon before the tobacco ordinance was passed ... generate the same harmful chemicals as smoking - though some vapes do ...

Health bosses refuse UKIP request to allow patients to use e-cigarettes
Lancashire Evening Telegraph - August 27, 2015

... The party's Lancashire vice-chairman James Barker has written to the chairmen of health trusts covering hospitals in Nelson, Burnley, Blackburn, Accrington, Clitheroe, and Chorley to query their policy on e-cigarettes. ...

Hertfordshire County Council backing e-cigarettes over traditional fags
Hertfordshire Mercury - August 27, 2015

A movement to stub out cigarettes is catching fire following a report that was published nationally this week. Newly-released figures say e-cigarettes are 95 percent ...

What Should Public Health Officials Be Doing About E-Cigarettes?
Health Affairs (blog) - August 27, 2015

Are electronic cigarettes a safer alternative to combustible cigarettes, or are they a new gateway to a lifetime of nicotine addiction? In the past month, the editors ...

Wacky British Idea: Why Not Tell The Truth About E-Cigarettes?
Forbes - August 27, 2015

Last week Public Health England (PHE), a government agency, published a detailed report on electronic cigarettes that describes them as far less dangerous ...

Beware -- E-cigarette can be harming your child
TheHealthSite - August 27, 2015

Substances used in e-cigarettes such as liquid nicotine can be fatal if ingested, yet most parents who use e-cigarettes are not aware of the dangers, finds a new ...

A Touch of the Vapers: Will E-Cigs Ever Look Cool On Screen?
AlterNet - August 27, 2015

TV and film helped make cigarette smoking seem hip, but can you imagine a ... enough to actual smoking that it risks falling under the same restrictions that …

Roswell Considers Banning E-Cigarettes In Parks
Patch.com - August 27, 2015

... of an ordinance change that would ban e-cigarettes, vape pens or similar devices. ... to an ordinance that would expand the list of products banned in city parks. ... the list of smoking products that are prohibited in city parks and public places.

Hillsdale officials opt to re-introduce tobacco sales ordinance
NorthJersey.com - August 27, 2015

While the borough council scheduled a public hearing on an ordinance ... amending the proposed ordinance to include electronic smoking devices to be ...

Dallas students, parents learn dangers of vapes, spice
The Dallas Post - August 27, 2015

DALLAS - Roughly 40 parents and several students gathered in the Dallas High School auditorium Monday to learn about the dangers of electronic cigarettes, ...

Cell phone use banned in Elgin ISD classrooms
Elgin Courier - August 26, 2015

Electronic Cigarettes: Students are prohibited from possessing or using any type of tobacco product, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), or any other electronic ...

New Study Shows Dangers of E-Cigs to Children
CBS Local - August 26, 2015

"In our community in the St. Louis area, there's a lot of homes where children are exposed to electronic cigarettes," says study author Jane Garbutt. "In fact, one ...

Royal Stoke bosses may review ban on staff using e-cigarettes
Stoke Sentinel - August 26, 2015

HOSPITAL staff will continue to be banned from using electronic cigarettes ... It found no evidence that e-cigarettes were acting as a route into smoking for ...

The great e-cigarette war
BBC News - August 26, 2015

But the Welsh government wants to ban their use in public places. ... E-cigarettes are not covered by the UK's anti-smoking laws, and they are permitted ... All Bar One, Caffe Nero, KFC and Starbucks are among the food chains that have banned them ... But the British Medical Association (BMA) supports banning their use in ...

Teens' E-cigarette Use May Spark Bigger Smoking Risk, Says NIH
AAFP News - August 26, 2015

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been positioned by proponents as a ... who used e-cigarettes before starting ninth grade were more likely than their ...

County Approves New Vaping Restrictions
Santa Barbara Independent - August 26, 2015

... Tobacco Product and Electronic Smoking Device Control Ordinance, which place ... and vapes under the same restrictions as conventional smoking devices.

City considers tougher tobacco, e-cig ordinance
Republican Eagle - August 26, 2015

The amendments would ban smoking and e-cigarettes within 15 feet of ... He voiced skepticism over banning smoking outdoors and said he has received no ... She said young people have grown up with smoking bans in restaurants and ...

Warning of E-Cigarette use among youth
Perry County Tribune (registration) - August 26, 2015

"E-cigarettes are now likely to be found among the school supplies of an .... According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, e-cigarette use among high school ... in the same way cigarette and other tobacco-product advertising is regulated.

Salem, Oregon City Council Snuffs Out Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes in ...
The Heartland Institute - August 26, 2015

"Much like people who don't like guns would like to eventually get rid of all guns, people who don't like smoking would like to get rid of all smoking," Buckstein ...

UVM adjusts to changes in textbook market
vtdigger.org - August 25, 2015

"We want students, faculty and staff to have a healthy place to learn and work," Student Chair of the Tobacco-Free UVM Steering Committee Allison Giroux said.

Ordinance would prohibit e-cigarettes in workplaces
Oregon Observer - August 25, 2015

A Dane County ordinance could ban e-cigarettes much like other tobacco products ... Electronic cigarettes are an oral device that can be used to simulate smoking and ... Other municipalities and states have banned the use of e-cigarettes and ...

Could a New Law Effect E-Cigarette Use in Broome County?
TWC News - August 25, 2015

ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- A new proposal from the Broome County Health Department could ban all electronic smoking devices in areas traditional smoking is ...

UI bans use of e-cigarettes, other tobacco products
KCCI Des Moines - August 25, 2015

Campus and other university-owned buildings have been smoke-free since 2008 ... Under the Tobacco Free Campus policy, the following are banned: cigars, ... The university said the ban extends to residence halls, Finkbine Golf Course, ...

Roswell leaders take steps to ban E-cigarettes from city parks
WSB Atlanta - August 25, 2015

Rogers said the city already banned tobacco at parks and he says allowing the ... At Roswell's Vape Zone, users Petchenik talked to think a ban is just smoke ...

Butte County supervisors back adding e-cigarettes to anti-smoking ...
Oroville Mercury Register - August 25, 2015

The current policy bars smoking in workplaces and public indoor spaces. The rules were ... The Chico City Council approved an e-cigarette ban during its Aug.

Health advocates shape a different message for youths as vaping ...
OCRegister - August 25, 2015

California banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors in 2011. ... What she doesn't mention is that she's promoting a brand, Blu, owned by a tobacco company. Cigarette advertising was banned from the airwaves 45 years ago, but there's no ... that would ban use of them in public or require licensing of stores that sell them.

Mat-Su mayor vetoes just-passed tax on e-cigarettes
Alaska Dispatch News - August 25, 2015

WASILLA -- Citing concerns from the business community, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough mayor has vetoed a tax on electronic cigarettes known as ...

Women are more likely to give up cigarettes for vaping: More than half of users are now female as growing numbers look to kick the habit
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk) - August 25, 2015

a survey of 36,000 customers in spring 2015 by the vaping brand VIP showed that 53 per cent of users were female. Some experts fear that the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes could glamorise the act of smoking, with many celebrities, such as Kate Moss…

Does vaping prep teens for lifelong addiction?
Futurity: Research News - August 25, 2015

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than their non-vaping peers to start using other products like cigarettes, cigars, and hookahs, according to new ...

Janesville City Council expands ban on e-cigarettes
Janesville Gazette - August 25, 2015

Vaporizing and smoking are now essentially one and the same in Janesville after the ... banned electronic cigarettes from wherever tobacco cigarettes are outlawed. ... Monday's move bans e-cigarettes wherever city ordinances and state law ...

Smoking e-cigarettes: An unhealthy alternative
The Daily Athenaeum - August 25, 2015

Although smoking tobacco cigarettes in public is now considered taboo, especially on West Virginia University's tobacco-free campus, smoking e-cigarettes is a ...

Parents made aware of Dangers of e-cigarettes
NYC Today - August 25, 2015

In the last few years, e-cigarettes have become quite popular among teenagers across the nation. Seeing the pattern a meeting was organized on Friday in ...

Brookhaven smoke free ordinance amended, e-cigs added
WAPT Jackson - August 25, 2015

-Electronic cigarettes now have the same restrictions as traditional cigarettes under Brookhaven's smoke free ordinance. Related. Police confiscate glass pipes ...

Santa Barbara County cracks down on e-cigarettes in public places
KCBX - August 24, 2015

Santa Barbara County is implementing e-cigarette and smoking rules that are tougher ... The law now treats electronic smoking devices--like e-cigarettes and ...

E-cigarettes banned from aircraft hold
aeronewstv - August 24, 2015

Thierry Pradet, Operations Manager - Europe Airpost: "Banning them from the ... E-cigarette smoking is prohibited on board, and the recharging of electronic ...

Study coughs up a storm about electronic cigarettes
Bel Marra Health - August 24, 2015

Study coughs up a storm about electronic cigarettes The metal and glass contraption that is growing in popularity among smokers is becoming a case of 'out of ...

City of Saskatoon bans e-cigarettes in public places
TV Newsroom - August 24, 2015

Nicotine use very quickly escalates into addiction, even when dealing with tobacco-free, odorless vaping associated with e-cigarettes. Andrea Fenaughty ...

Man Injured by Exploding E-Cigarette; Congresswoman Wants FDA Oversight
Patch.com - August 24, 2015

Jason Diekman, who survived tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, was recently hospitalized after a vapor pen he was smoking exploded, sending shrapnel into the wall and scorching his arm and part of his abdomen. I pushed it and it just exploded a big boom louder than a shotgun going off, Diekman told WJBK-TV.

Clashing Views on E-Cigarettes
New York Times - August 24, 2015

A British government agency has issued a bullish assessment of the value of electronic cigarettes in helping people toquit smoking. It found that e-cigarettes can reduce the health risks of smoking by 95 percent But the study is hardly definitive; experts in America have drawn different conclusions on usage and on the gateway issue.

New Study Suggests E-Cigarettes Encourage More Nicotine Use
Pioneer News - August 24, 2015

Researchers say, This is concerning as it suggests that even a substantial proportion of nonsmokers may view hookah as being a relatively safer and ...

Hookah, E-cigs Safer Than Cigarettes, Young Adults Believe
ReliaWire - August 24, 2015

This belief is shared by current cigarette smokers and those who had never ... 30% of all respondents believed that smokeless tobacco, menthol cigarettes, and ...

Young Adults Believe Hookah, E-Cigs Are Safer Than Cigarettes ...
EurekAlert (press release) - August 24, 2015

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Alaska health survey finds e-cigarette use quadrupled from 2010 to ...
Rapid News Network - August 24, 2015

This week a California Senate panel approved a package of six anti-tobacco bills that seek to raise the legal smoking age to 21 and banthe use of electronic ...

Eastern Indiana sheriff considers e-cigarettes for inmates
wlfi.com - August 23, 2015

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) An eastern Indiana sheriff is considering allowing inmates to use electronic cigarettes as an incentive to help with prisoner behavior issues ...

COLUMN: The vape debate and the uncertain safety concerns of e-cigarettes
Indiana Daily Student - August 23, 2015

While electronic cigarettes offer promises of being healthier than normal cigarettes, the question of how to regulate them has become controversial in the last few ...

Ecigarettes not anti-smoking aids, says HSE
Times Of London (uk) - August 23, 2015

HSE has refused to endorse electronic cigarettes as a method of quitting smoking, despite new evidence from Britain that switching to the devices could save thousands of smokers lives. ...

Editorial: OU's smoking ban needs teeth to actually work
The Post - August 23, 2015

The difference is that OU enacted a campus-wide smoking ban just a few weeks ago, snuffing out the possibility of students lighting up hookahs, cigarettes or e-cigs upon arrival. Frankly, we find ourselves agreeing with The Tobacco-Free Initiative a campus not plagued with the scent of tobacco sounds excellent.

Letter: Support changes to city tobacco ordinance
Republican Eagle - August 22, 2015

The Red Wing City Council is considering ordinance updates that would change the way that tobacco products and electronic cigarettes are sold and used in our city. As a public health educator, I can say for certain that these changes will have a positive impact on the youths and overall health of our community.

Smoke-free ordinance amended, e-cigs added
Dailyleader - August 22, 2015

The Brookhave Board of Aldermen Our main concern was that they would ban it in public businesses and ... Vaporized Owner Bill Wilkstrom presented concerns about the city banning these ...

Village officials schedule public hearing on prohibition of tobacco ...
WatertownDailyTimes.com - August 22, 2015

MASSENA Village officials will hold a public hearing Sept. 1 to take comments on the prohibition of tobacco use near village-owned and leased buildings. Mayor Timmy J. Currier told village trustees this week that the law would prohibit tobacco use within a reasonable distance of some facilities and within or at other facilities. Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco, bidis, snus, dissolvable tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems.

Two Studies Collide on E-Cigarettes
World Report Now - August 22, 2015

It looks like the e-cigarette debate is lighting up again, as researchers establish that they can help smokers quit, but make non-smokersstart. Two studies that ...

Study on e-cigarette to be completed next year
New Straits Times Online - August 22, 2015

E-cigarettes, tobacco-free devices people use to inhale nicotine-laced vapour, have surged in popularity on both sides of the Atlantic but health organizations ...

New Study on Youth E-cigarette Use Underscores Critical Need for Final Deeming Rule, Says American Heart Association
American Heart Association (AHA) - August 22, 2015

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on a new study in JAMA released today, titled Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Initiation of Combustible Tobacco Product Smoking in Early Adolescence: These findings are yet another wakeup call to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that final regulations are needed now to protect our kids from tobacco. As this study reinforces, we have a real problem on our hands. E-cigarette use has tripled among …

Teenagers likely to begin smoking conventional cigarettes after ...
Fx Report Daily - August 21, 2015

The study has showed that teenagers who use e-cigarettes are highly likely to smoke conventional cigarettes, cigars and hookahs over the next year than those who do not use them. This latest news might come as a surprise to some people but we could soon get electronic cigarettes available on the NHS. Health officials in Britain are now ...

Health chiefs back call for e-cigs on the NHS
Leigh Today - August 21, 2015

The PHE report says that e-cigs are not risk-free but are less harmful than tobacco-based products. Wigan and Leigh Tobacco Control Alliance would support ...

Saskatoon city council votes to treat e-cigarettes the same as tobacco
Sentinel Republic - August 21, 2015

In a recent piece of news that caught the attention of readers was of the popular Bollywood star Katrina Kaif gifting her boyfriend sessions at a clinic which prescribed e-cigarettes to smokers to kick the habit.

E-Cigarettes: New Spin on Old Habits
News24 - August 21, 2015

E-cigarettes, a relatively new-ish thing that has garnered a lot of popularity in the younger peoples these days seems to be making the rounds as people learn to love it, or hate it. But I cant blame them as I read up more about the new [to me, at least] fad that seems to be the in thing.

UK Department of Health finds e-cigs 95 percent less harmful than normal cigarettes
Digital Trends - August 21, 2015

While scientists remain divided on the issue here in the U.S., a new report from Public Health England (PHE) a division of the U.K. Department of Health has concluded that electronic cigarettes are considerably less harmful than their analog counterparts. How much less? Well, according to official estimates, its somewhere in the ballpark of 95 percent.

E-Cigarettes 20 Times Less Risky Than Conventional Cigarettes: Study
NYC Today - August 21, 2015

A latest research has advised healthcare professionals to prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers to protect them from long term effects. The study, conducted by health authority Public Health England (PHE) revealed that the electronic cigarettes were capable of cutting down on health risks of smoking by was 95%. The battery-powered devices, which simulate the feeling of smoking but with nicotine inhaled in a vapour, could be a game changer in public health, said the researchers.

Health officials cautious about positive e-cigarettes study
NorthernLife.ca - August 21, 2015

A British study released this week that concluded e-cigarettes are 95 per cent less harmful than tobacco products is music to the ears of people who sell the product in Sudbury. "I think most of us in public health practice are keeping an open mind, Brunet-Fechner said. The issue, though, is that at this point and time, we're working in accordance with what Health Canada has told us. Their advisory is still saying that they're against the use of e-cigarettes because we don't know the long-term health risks.

Vaping may not be a safer option to smoking
ABC Online - August 21, 2015

The consequences of inhaling the vapours of an e-cigarette are widely unknown, with research being carried out at the Hanson Institute's Lung Research Centre showing the habit may not be as harmless as first thought. Dr Miranda Ween is currently researching what affects inhaling vapours from e-cigarettes may have on the lungs and if vaping makes you more prone to lung ...

Study shows e-cig usage leads to more tobacco use
Cleburne Times-Review - August 21, 2015

A new study shows teens who smoke e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes or start using other tobacco products.

E-cigarette vapor can reduce cough reflex sensitivity
New Kerala - August 21, 2015

A new study has claimed that single use of an e-cigarette can diminish the sensitivity of cough reflex. In the study, American College of Chest Physicians researchers tested 30 adult non-smokers with no history of asthma or respiratory diseases, and used cough tests to determine how e-cigarettes affect the cough reflex.

Should Doctors Start Prescribing e-Cigarettes to Smokers?
StarmineNews.com - August 21, 2015

So the question that arises from this is are e-cigarettes all that good? Yes, as a recent study by the British public health experts would have you believe. The study done under the aegis of Public Health England said that the e-cigarettes were 95% less dangerous than smoking traditional cigarettes and this helps smokers to kick the habit.

Fall semester at SIUE begins with numerous changes
RiverBender.com - August 21, 2015

As move-in day for incoming freshmen and upperclassmen studying this fall at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville That is not the only thing that has changed about SIUE. As of July 1, 2015, the SIUE campus is now smoke-free. This ban was implemented after the state of Illinois passed the Smoke Free Campus Act in Aug. 2014. Students, staff and other university visitors are banned from smoking any and all tobacco related products, according to SIUEs new rule. This includes the use of traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and vaporizer pens. A smoke free task force was organized by the university to enforce the policy. Anyone found to be violating the act would be disciplined in accordance to the progressive discipline policy the university has in place.

Mayor signs measures implementing bans regarding public nudity, e-cigarettes
Topeka Capital Journal - August 21, 2015

Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast on Thursday signed ordinances into law banning nudity in most public places and prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes inside enclosed public places. City council members last Tuesday voted 9-0 to approve the nudity ban and 7-2 to adopt the ban regarding e-cigarettes.

Teens and e-cigarettes
Baltimore Sun - August 21, 2015

In other words, the whole mythology over "vaping" that it's a smoking ... Baltimore also adopted restrictions in the past year but exempted bars, ... In the General Assembly, however, efforts to similarly restrict e-cigs haven't gotten much traction. ... restricting their use to the same venues where people are allowed to smoke ...

Regulate those e-cigs
The Register-Guard - August 21, 2015

The federal government has yet to put a single rule on the books regulating e-cigarettes, leaving it to the states to approve legislation keeping the devices and their nicotine payloads away from minors. After some initial lobbyist-induced dithering and delay, the Oregon Legislature earlier this year finally joined dozens of other states in passing a bill doing just that. When House Bill 2546 goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2016, it will also bring cigarettes under the Oregon Clean Air Act, which applies to conventional cigarettes, and the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices will be banned indoors, including in bars and workplaces.

Dane County officials say e-cigarettes in work place are a health ...
HNGnews.com - August 21, 2015

Electronic cigarettes simulate smoking and studies show the aerosol ... Three states have passed e-cigarette policies - North Dakota, New Jersey, and Utah.

Alaska health survey finds e-cigarette use quadrupled from 2010 to 2013
Alaska Dispatch News - August 20, 2015

E-cigarette use among adults in Alaska is on the rise as tobacco use is falling, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services.

New Bill Would Treat Electronic Cigarettes Like Tobacco In Public Places [VIDEO]
CBS Local - August 20, 2015

A revised anti-tobacco bill is attempting to regulate the growing electronic cigarette industry and snuff out users in public places.

Department of Health will 'monitor evidence on e-cigarettes'
Irish Times (ie) - August 20, 2015

The Department of Health has said it will continue to monitor evidence on the potential harms and any benefits of e-cigarette products after health officials in Britain endorsed them as 95 per cent safer than their tobacco equivalents. In a study publish...

E-cigarettes: Not virtual nicotine
Enid News & Eagle - August 20, 2015

And the implication is that the vapor from an e-cigarette is okay in smoke free places-something that has not really been decided. Citing a study showing that ...

A touch of the vapers: will e-cigarettes ever look cool on screen?
The Guardian (blog) - August 20, 2015

TV and film helped make smoking real cigarettes seem hip. But can you imagine a femme fatale sucking on a vape pen? Or a rebel wielding an e-cig?...

Rising use of vapor products among teens ignites debate
Journal Review - August 20, 2015

And certainly it's better as far as kids are not being exposed to secondhand smoke. ... At KC Vapor Studio, many of their customers who are trying to quit smoking ...

Hillsdale plans to add e-cigarettes to revised tobacco ordinance
NorthJersey.com - August 20, 2015

HILLSDALE - The Borough Council is rewriting an ordinance that would raise the legal age for buying tobacco products so it includes electronic smoking ...

Broome Health Department proposes e-smoking ban
Binghamton Homepage - August 19, 2015

Broome Health Department proposes e-smoking ban ... vaping-related devices in areas where smoking has already been banned throughout Broome County.

Topeka Bans E-Cigarettes in Enclosed Public Places
KSAL - August 19, 2015

Council members voted 7-2 on Tuesday night to extend the city's ban on indoor smoking to include vaping. Topeka officials have banned electronic cigarettes in enclosed public places. WIBW-TV reports that council members voted 7-2 on ...

Vaping: An alternative to smoking?
Rhinelander Daily News - August 19, 2015

Herbert Gilbert filed the first electronic cigarette patent in 1963. ... The liquid, also known as e-juice, comes in many flavors and different levels of nicotine or ... that he believes e-cigarettes give people a healthier alternative to tobacco products.

E-cigarettes can be Harmful for Non-smokers
Voice of Journalists - August 19, 2015

According to a study, Electronic Cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco. They should be promoted as it is a good alternative to tobacco smokers. E-cigarettes ...

Why British officials are endorsing e-cigarettes
Christian Science Monitor - August 19, 2015

British health officials are touting e-cigarettes to be a valuable tool in helping traditional ... Just as reports emerge of a new study deeming electronic cigarettes a ...

Hong Kong still plans e-cigarette ban despite new UK study claiming ...
South China Morning Post (subscription) - August 19, 2015

... strict regulation of e-cigarettes and bans on their indoor use and sale to minors. ... "We urge the Hong Kong government to advocate e-cigarettes as a safer ... there was little evidence to show they helped reduce the consumption of tobacco…

VIDEOS: E-cigarettes could be prescribed by the NHS to help smokers quit, report says
BBC Online - August 19, 2015

Experts who have compiled a report for Public Health England say "vaping" could be a "game changer" for persuading people to quit cigarettes. They also say there is no evidence they give children a "gateway" into smoking.

E-cigarettes: a new foundation for evidence-based policy and practice (PDF)
GOV.UK - August 19, 2015

a successful approach will be one that retains vigilance and manages these risks, while enabling a flourishing and innovative market with a range of safe and effective products that smokers want to use to help them quit.

E-cigarettes: an evidence update (PDF)
GOV.UK - August 19, 2015

In a nutshell, best estimates show e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful to your health than normal cigarettes, and when supported by a smoking cessation service, help most smokers to quit tobacco altogether.

Wirral Council e-cigs ban to remain in place
Wirral Globe - August 19, 2015

WIRRAL's public health director has backed a new report showing vaping is safer than smoking - but insisted a ban on e-cigarettes in council-owned buildings ...

UK study endorses 'game-changing' e-cigarettes for first time
Reuters - August 19, 2015

Although British doctors and stop-smoking services cannot currently prescribe e-cigarettes as none of the products on the market is licensed for medicinal purposes, the report's authors hope that hurdle will be removed. "Given the potential benefits as...

NEW JAMA STUDY HEIGHTENS PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNITY'S CONCERNS WITH YOUTH E-CIGARETTE USE
American Legacy Foundation - August 19, 2015

it is critical that the public health community continue to speak out about the inappropriateness of e-cigarette use by youth and the urgent need for regulatory action, including steps to ban the use of flavors, including menthol, in all tobacco products

Does Vaping Lead to Smoking?
L.A. Weekly - August 19, 2015

The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association, the e-cigarette trade group, maintains that the devices are much healthier than tobacco products and that they ...

New initiative prohibits smoking on campus grounds
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - August 19, 2015

In 2006, the State of Hawai'i prohibited smoking in most public enclosed or partially enclosed areas. From Jan. 1, 2016, the ban will expand to e-cigarettes.

Dane County likely to implement indoor e-cig ban
Madison.com - August 19, 2015

"Our restaurants and bars are already smoke-free, this isn't a change," said Supervisor Carousel Bayrd, who voted for the ban Tuesday evening. "If smokers ...

Help keep kids off cigarettes, nicotine
Wausau Daily Herald - August 19, 2015

The Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition is working to reverse these trends. Along with other coalition members, I'm working to help our kids avoid this ...

Eau Claire County set to conduct e-cig compliance checks at ...
WQOW TV News 18 - August 19, 2015

... checks on local tobacco retailers to include e-cigarettes after survey results show ... as part of a comprehensive approach to prevent youth access to tobacco. "The Wisconsin Wins program not only works to keep tobacco out of minor's hands, ... In Eau Claire County 9.7 percent of tobacco retailers sell to minors in 2014.

Topeka City Council approves e-cigarette ban
Topeka Capital Journal - August 18, 2015

Electronic cigarettes were banned in the city of Topeka on Tuesday after the city ... The city of Topeka will expand its ban on smoking in most public places to ...

Young people and e-cigarettes - what do the latest data tell us?
Cancer Research UK (uk) - August 18, 2015

Previous research has played a hugely valuable role in helping to protect young people from the disease and death that smoking causes. The place of e-cigarettes within this remains to be seen - but it may be important, and we need to study it.

Malaysian Fatwa Bans E-Cigarettes
Onislam.net - August 18, 2015

"We have discussed the issue of cigarettes and shisha and we can equate it with the Vape," the National Fatwa Council chairman, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr ...

Teens who try e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking: study
Reuters - August 18, 2015

U.S. teens who try electronic cigarettes may be more than twice as likely to ... to nicotine when exposed," Rigotti told Reuters Health in an email.

Study Finds Ninth-Graders Who Used E-Cigarettes More Likely to ...
Wall Street Journal - August 18, 2015

A U.S. study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that ninth-graders who used electronic cigarettes were four times as likely to smoke ...

Study Confirm E-cigarettes Do Not Encourage Teens To Smoke
Food World News - August 18, 2015

The use of electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) is not the reason why teenagers are encouraged to smoke, as revealed by a research. According to Action on Smoking and Health

E-Cigarettes May or May Not Be a Gateway Drug. (But Probably Not.)
Mother Jones - August 18, 2015

Are e-cigarettes a gateway drug to traditional cigarettes? ... ninth-graders at 10 public schools in Los Angeles who had tried e-cigarettes before the fall of 2013.

E-cigarettes a growing cause for concern in the developing world
Scope (blog) - August 18, 2015

eciggarettes It is a common misconception that e-cigarettes are a problem only in wealthy nations, say two Stanford global health researchers in a commentary ...

Durbin Joins Coalition Pressing FDA to Tackle Toxics in E-Cigarettes
PoliticalNews.me (press release) - August 18, 2015

"Because e-cigarettes are not yet regulated by FDA, e-cigarette manufacturers have been able to introduce these products to the market without having to test ...

EDITORIAL: The needed debate on e-cigarettes
Fort Wayne(IN) News-Sentinel - August 18, 2015

As a matter of public policy, how do you weigh moving some people to a less-dangerous addiction against getting some people addicted who never were? A simple choice between "ban it" or "do nothing" does not seem adequate.

Sheriff may use e-cigs for inmate incentives
Indianapolis Star - August 18, 2015

Smoking in county-owned buildings - and most public buildings in Delaware County - has been outlawed for much of the past decade. That smoking ban ...

Marshfield board extends no smoking ban to e-cigarettes
Wicked Local Marshfield - August 18, 2015

The use of electronic cigarettes in Marshfield will now be prohibited where smoking is prohibited. The Marshfield Board of Health voted 3-3 in favor of the ...

County considers adding e-cigarettes to tobacco ordinance
NUjournal - August 18, 2015

County considers adding e-cigarettes to tobacco ordinance. License fees would double. ...

E-cigarette users asked to move to designated smoking areas at Royal Adelaide Show
ABC Online - August 17, 2015

People using e-cigarettes will be asked to stick to nine designated smoking areas at next month's Royal Adelaide Show. The new rule cannot be legally ...

Billings SD2 moves to ban electronic cigarettes
KTVQ Billings News - August 17, 2015

According to CDC reports, current e-cigarette use (use on at least 1 day in the past 30 days) among high school students increased from 4.5 percent in 2013 to ...

New class helps parents before students head back to school
KBZK Bozeman News - August 17, 2015

"All campuses are tobacco free but we want to make sure we keep up with some new innovations like alternative nicotine products," said Watson. Powdered ...

Douglas County ordinance would ban e-cigs for kids
Castle Rock Newspress (registration) - August 17, 2015

"You can't just call it e-cigs, so the wording is in (the ordinance) to cover any other products that will be created to burn or consume illegal items." One concern is ...

The kids are alright: Ecigarettes "aren't a gateway to smoking" for young people
City A.M. - August 17, 2015

Vaping isn't a "gateway" to smoking for the yoof, a new study has found - suggesting fears over the effects of ecigarettes are misplaced. The study, by anti-smoking charity Ash, found there was "no evidence" young people were being enticed towards real-life fags by ecigarettes, with smoking among 11-15 year-olds hitting an all-time low of three per cent in 2014.

No evidence e-cigs encourage teen smoking
WebMD.Boots.com - August 17, 2015

A new survey of young people in the UK has found no evidence that e- cigarettes are a gateway to smoking. Although more 11-18 year olds ...

Broome County considering ban on electronic smoking devices
Lake Placid News - August 17, 2015

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) An upstate New York county health department has proposed a ban on electronic smoking devices in all public buildings. The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reports (http://press.sn/1HRbeZU ) the proposal, submitted to the Broome County Legislature on Wednesday, would prohibit e-cigarettes and similar vaping products in areas where smoking is banned under the Clean Indoor Air Act.

Our View: Tobacco-free switch for county has merit
Post-Bulletin - August 17, 2015

Olmsted County's adoption of a tobacco-free grounds policy seems inevitable. A year later, commissioners cracked down on smoking during the county fair, and last year they extended smoke-free policies to include electronic cigarettes.

Loyola U.-New Orleans wants to protect students from themselves
Campus Reform - August 17, 2015

The ban includes e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco, and is stricter than the ban required at public colleges and universities. All public colleges and universities in Louisiana were required by state law to adopt a smoke-free policy for their campuses as of August 1, and although the mandate does not apply to private institutions, Loyola opted not only to voluntarily follow suit, but to implement a far more restrictive policy than is mandated for its public counterparts. ...

Mayor Emanuel Opens the Door to Garbage Collection Fee
WLS - August 17, 2015

Also, the Mayor says aldermen seem to be in favor of taxing e-cigarettes and other tobacco products that are not cigarettes. Emanuel also says the city can save ...

UH Manoa smoking ban in effect starting Monday
Hawaii News Now - August 17, 2015

Officials began Monday implementing a ban on smoking at all indoor and outdoor areas on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus, including inside privately-owned vehicles on campus. In addition, a "courtesy zone" along the sidewalk perimeters of campus areas is established to help prevent tobacco smoke blow back into campus areas. Officials had initially planned to implement the ban July 1, but chose to utilize the time before the start of fall semester to make sure all signage and notification was complete. The use of tobacco products including electronic smoking devices (ESD) such as e-cigarettes are prohibited at all state universities and community colleges across Hawaii. The same restrictions are in place for public K-12 schools.

Big Battles to Watch In California Legislature's Final Month
KQED - August 17, 2015

That last element a big downsizing of gasoline use is the one the oil ... as part of the special session that would define e-cigarettes as tobacco products and ...

La Cañada High senior helps draft e-cigarette regulations during summer internship
Valley Sun - August 17, 2015

While many teens returned to La Cañada High School Wednesday full of tales about fun summer plans and trips, only senior Doug Williams could boast of having drafted citywide regulations that could become law.

Robertsdale adds e-cigarettes to smoking ban
Gulf Coast News Today - August 17, 2015

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama The City of Robertsdale has added substitute tobacco products to its ordinance banning smoking in work places and public places. The addition is in response to complaints involving e-cigarettes.

Pro-Con: Should Port Lavaca ban smoking, vaping indoors?
Victoria Advocate - August 16, 2015

Jordan plans to vote in favor of the ban, which would also restrict the use of electronic cigarettes. But for Campbell, it's all about community health. ...

City leaders to discuss banning use of electronic cigarettes in enclosed public places
Topeka Capital Journal - August 16, 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp are among celebrities who have been caught on camera using electronic cigarettes, which enable nicotine users to puff out vapor instead of tobacco smoke.

Burdensome vaping regulation about revenue, not health
OCRegister - August 15, 2015

The state Legislature will introduce several bills for debate in a special session Wednesday which, again, will seek to wrongly equate vapor products including electronic cigarettes with tobacco, ban vaping in vape shops and allow local jurisdictions to tax tobacco. A bill seeking to equate tobacco products and vapor products was defeated in an Assembly policy committee last month.

Study finds Hoosier teens picking up e-cigarette habits
South Bend Tribune - August 15, 2015

These students also used e-cigarettes more than other tobacco products such as ... law in place that bans the sale of e-cigarettes in sealed cartridges to minors.

A Broome County Ban On E-Cigs?
FOX 40 News WICZ TV - August 15, 2015

E-cigarettes have been credited for helping many quit smoking. However, the Broome County Health Department is considering a ban on them in all county public buildings…

E-cig makers warn new regs would extinguish industry
The Hill - August 15, 2015

In it's proposed rule to assert, for the first time, its authority over e-cigarettes, the Food and Drug Administration said all products that hit stores after February of ...

'Vapers' face heightened cancer risk, experts say
Malay Mail (my) - August 14, 2015

National Cancer Society (NCSM), Cancer Screening Centre, chief medical officer, Dr Dalilah Kamaruddin said liquid nicotine inhaled from an electronic cigarette, has the same properties as nitric acid. She said the acid is a chemical catalyst in the...

The Vape Business Boom in Washington, D.C., and Why It May Be ...
Curbed DC - August 14, 2015

On the benefits and harms of e-cigarettes, the research community is still divided. According to Vox, one-third of e-cigarette studies have a conflict of interest, and ...

Health Department proposes indoor ban on e-cigarettes
Press & Sun-Bulletin - August 14, 2015

The proposal, submitted to the county legislature Wednesday, would prohibit electronic cigarettes and similar "vaping" products in all areas where smoking is ...

Health proposal goes up in smoke
Lexington Dispatch - August 14, 2015

County health officials wanted to add electronic cigarettes to the code, but commissioners voted 4-3 not to hold a required public hearing on the ...

COIC considers tobacco, smoke, vape-free facilities
KTVZ Channel 21 (Bend, OR) - August 14, 2015

The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council invited the public Thursday to provide feedback regarding smoke, tobacco and vape-related use at COIC facilities, including Cascades East Transit and WorkSource buildings. An online survey open to the public...

Health District receives nearly 800 responses to vaping in public issue
MLT News - August 14, 2015

Snohomish-Health-District-logo1 Following a public comment period that drew responses via online survey, email, letters and an in-person listening session, the ...

Survey: 25 Percent Of Indiana 12th Graders Have Used E-Cigs
Indiana Public Media - WFIU / WTIU - August 13, 2015

Almost 25 percent of the Hoosier 12th grade respondents say they had used the handheld electronic devices that vaporize liquid nicotine solution in the last month, which is higher than the national average of 17 percent. The survey shows that in every...

FDA may crack down on e-cigs, regulate vape e-liquid flavors to lose kid appeal
Examiner.com (National) - August 13, 2015

Fox 43 reported August 12 that smoke shop owners find FDA crackdowns problematic. Possible FDA e-cig regulations are prompted by concerns that kids are attracted to vaporizer electronic cigarettes because they use tasty e-liquid. The hookah and flavored …

Promote e-cigarettes over harmful tobacco smoking, say experts
The Guardian (uk) - August 13, 2015

Royal Society for Public Health says health bosses should encourage people to quit tobacco for nicotine-only e-cigarettes and proposes licensing tobacco sellers…

Tasty E-Cigs Popular, Scientifically Uncertain
WGCU News - August 13, 2015

Uranga is part of a surge in Floridians opting for flavored, tobacco-free liquid that's inserted into something resembling a ball point pen. Batteries and a few clicks ...

Vapor pens give weed smokers subtle cover
Las Vegas Review-Journal - August 13, 2015

... rise of the subtle vapor weed smoker, those who puff on vapor pens, which don't burn weed but rather vaporize cannabis, much as e-cigarettes allow smokers ...

E-cig makers warn new regs would extinguish industry
The Hill - August 13, 2015

Electronic cigarette manufacturers are fighting to change a provision in looming regulations for electronic cigarettes that they warn would all but wipe out 99 ...

Salt Lake Co. Health Department discusses findings on e-cigarette ...
Good4Utah - August 13, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - If you use electronic cigarettes, e-juice or cartridges, you may want to do a little research before your next purchase. ...

Parks, Library and Recreation Board approves no-smoking rules for ...
Journal Advocate - August 13, 2015

Rules prohibiting smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside city buildings and ... had actual ordinances or legal issues that were actually passed by the town.

Scourge of Howard County: 'unknown harmful effects' [Letter]
Baltimore Sun - August 13, 2015

... it was reported that Councilman Weinstein introduced the bill because he was "concerned that smoke from e-cigarettes might have unknown harmful effects."...

Health educators set sights on e-cigs
Jackson County Pilot - August 13, 2015

Luke Ewald and Angela Naumann, public health educators with Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services, say their primary concern is e-cigarettes target ...

Bozeman schools ban e-cigarettes and powdered alcohol
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle - August 12, 2015

"We have tobacco-free campuses. We wanted to up to the newest and latest." Watson said Bozeman schools have seen a few instances of kids bringing ...

The Last Word: Julie Lautsch
Sacramento Magazine - August 12, 2015

I've been working in tobacco control for about five years. E-cigarettes have been a game changer. It's scary watching children pick up these devices that contain ...

E-cig company moving from West Mich. to Colorado
WZZM - August 12, 2015

The Electronic Cigarette International Group, formerly known as Victory Electronic Cigarettes, made the announcement Tuesday. The company did not say when ...

Vaping Association: FDA Rules Could Hurt Small Businesses
Associations Now - August 12, 2015

Electronic cigarettes have been a popular smoking alternative for a while, and their rise has come largely from small-scale manufacturers. The American Vaping ...

GLANTZ: UCSF and California Poison Control Centers response to FDA questions on liquid nicotine products
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - August 12, 2015

...submitted a 29 page comment responding to the questions that FDA posed regarding packaging and warning labels for liquid nicotine...Feel free to use this information in preparing your comments. (The deadline for submitting them is the end of the month.)...

Public Comment submitted to FDA on Nicotine Exposure Warnings and Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine, Nicotine-Containing E-Liquid(s), and Other Tobacco Products; Request for Comments (PDF)
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - August 12, 2015

...vials of nicotine should be plain black and white with information identifying percent or mg nicotine and name of flavor but without pictures of said flavors or colors. Flavors should be assigned 25 alphanumeric codes, such as Z34, instead of descriptive…

Family's miracle escape as e-cigarette charger explodes and sparks house blaze
The Mirror (uk) - August 12, 2015

Fire chiefs have warned about the dangers of similar electrical appliances, and say an increase in fires can be directly linked to such items. They say they are primarily 'fake' or faulty chargers being used to charge mobile phones, electric cigarettes…

Getting drunk without drinking
The News Hub - August 12, 2015

Think vaping/electronic cigarettes, but an alcohol version with a lot more vapour, released into the air rather than having to smoke on something. The main ...

E-cigarettes could be e-liminated in Dane County workplaces
Madison.com - August 12, 2015

.. "It is important to protect Dane County's clean indoor air by including electronic smoking devices in Dane County's smoke-free air ordinance." …

E-cigarettes banned in county buildings
Porterville Recorder - August 12, 2015

From now on the county will treat smokers of e-cigarettes the same as those who still enjoy a tobacco project: They won't be allowed to smoke in county ...

Tulare County supervisors approve electronic cigarette ban
ABC30.com - August 12, 2015

Those who smoke electronic cigarettes can no longer do so in restaurants or anywhere else smoking of tobacco is banned in Tulare County. The county ...

The 25th annual survey of Indiana youth shows high levels of e ...
IU Bloomington Newsroom - August 12, 2015

"We are very concerned to see that the number of Indiana youth using electronic cigarettes has exceeded the number of youth using traditional tobacco products ...

Health educators set sights on e-cigs
Lakefield Standard - August 12, 2015

Local public health educators are on the forefront of a battle against the ...

Vape advocates hope to educate owners on pending FDA regulations
York (PA) Dispatch - August 12, 2015

Conley, president of the American Vaping Association...said the new regulations proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would eliminate 99 percent of the thousands of vape shops that have popped up around the country. That includes the dozens…

Elon bans e-cigarettes on town property
Burlington (NC) Times-News - August 12, 2015

The Elon Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night passed an ordinance that bans the use of electronic cigarettes in municipal buildings and parks. The board, without discussion, voted unanimously to amend the town's smoking ordinance to include electronic ciga

Davidson Co. Health Officials Aim to Include E-Cigs in Smoking Ban
TWC News - August 11, 2015

The Health Department has a smoking ban in place for traditional cigarettes, but officials think it's time to include electronic cigarettes in the policy.

Could e-cigs be quietly killing us?
Shields Gazette - August 11, 2015

A senior councillor says the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes could lead to more young people taking up smoking. Coun Ernest Gibson fears the gadgets could ...

California Inc.: The vaping industry -- up in smoke?
Los Angeles Times - August 10, 2015

Monday's Business Section takes a puff of the vaping industry. Thousands of vaping companies nationwide face an uncertain future as the Food and Drug ...

Liquid nicotine regulations
Los Angeles Times - August 10, 2015

Robert Steed, owner of Alchemy e-Lixers, pours favor juice into a beaker. The vaping community fears that FDA regulations will inadvertently favor the big ...

Vaping shops say FDA regulation could put them out of business
Money & Wall Street - August 10, 2015

The liquid is flavored nicotine, worth upward of $40,000 a batch. ... favor the big tobacco companies' disposable cigarettes, essentially bringing the ... In 2013 California made it unlawful to sell an electronic cigarette or vaping device to anyone ...

FDA Regulation Of E-Cigarettes Would Only Help Big Tobacco, Say Vaping Startups
The Consumerist - August 10, 2015

Lorillard, maker of Newport, Kent, and Maverick cigarettes, is behind the Blu brand of e-cigs. The smallest of the big U.S. tobacco companies, it has a market cap ...

E-cigarettes meet the new, same as the old
The News Journal - August 10, 2015

Electronic Cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigs, are battery operated nicotine dispensing devices that are frequently marketed as a safe alternative to ...

American Cancer Society report: States needs to restrict minors use ...
Dispatch Times - August 10, 2015

David Sutton, senior manager of media affairs for Altria, a major tobacco giant, said a state ban on e-cigarettes in public places is premature. There's always the ...

Vaping in New Orleans
bestofneworleans.com - August 10, 2015

Everything about vaping is embarrassing. To say cigarettes are cooler than vaping is like saying alligators are larger than amoebas only someone who'd never visited Earth would find that useful information. But vaping keeps growing in popularity, and whatever unregulated cocktail of chemicals you're vaporizing against a battery-powered heating coil, it's probably far less harmful than cigarette smoke.

Eastern Virginia Medical School researcher to target teens' e-cigarette use
The Virginian-Pilot - August 9, 2015

An Eastern Virginia Medical School researcher has won a $431,000 grant to study teens' opinions of electronic cigarettes and to develop a campaign to discourage their use.

Lakewood's Promise: E-Cigarettes and Young People
The Suburban Times - August 9, 2015

On Thursday, August 6th, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department presented a workshop on e-cigarettes and vaping primarily as how it relates to ...

Vape industry breakdown
Los Angeles Times - August 9, 2015

Wells Fargo Securities estimates that the vape industry will generate $3.5 billion in revenue in 2015. Though both sectors of the industry are growing, personal ...

Talking About E-Cigs, Vaping, And The Neighborhood With A Tenderloin Vapor Shop
Hoodline - August 8, 2015

How do you feel about the advertisements against e-cigs and how vaping may contribute to a culture of young smokers? "No one is allowed in the shop that ...

Are E-Cigarettes a Healthy Way to Quit Smoking?
Healthline - August 8, 2015

It is deeply troubling that the latest government survey shows youth use of electronic cigarettes tripled from 2013 to 2014 and for the first time exceeds use of ...

Smoking an electronic cigarette in an enclosed area is not against the law
MaltaToday - August 7, 2015

The Court of Magistrates (Malta) as a court of criminal judicature, in an appeal sitting deciding on decisions of local tribunals, decided that smoking an electronic cigarette inside is not illegal and revoked the decision of the Commissioner of Justice. ...

Vaping: Do Ontario laws go too far?
durhamregion.com - August 7, 2015

By coincidence, on the same day in late April that Ontarios general government committee met at Queens Park to hear presentations on Bill 45, the Making Healthier Choices Act, I quit smoking. While politicians were considering legislation to regulate the e-cigarette industry, I was discovering it, struggling not to relapse after three tobacco-free days.

New York falls short on cancer fight
PPP Focus.com - August 7, 2015

Much of the alarm comes from surveys showing that e-cigarettes, which come in candy, fruit and alcohol flavors, are particularly popular among teenagers.

Commissioners consider banning e-cigarettes
Lexington Dispatch - August 7, 2015

Electronic, or "vapor," cigarettes are fun and flavorful for many people, but Davidson County health officials say they could be just as deadly as traditional tobacco cigarettes. That's why health officials want to ban the modern nicotine delivery tubes from county buildings and grounds. The Davidson County Board of Commissioners could vote as soon as Tuesday to schedule a public hearing on an expanded and consistent smoking ban.

Protect Your Pet From E-Cigarettes
Global Animal - August 6, 2015

However, electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, may pose an even bigger danger to your pet. As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, ...

Boulder County Housing Authority expands smoking ban to cover pot, e-cigarettes and vaping
The Daily Camera - August 6, 2015

Effective Aug. 17, tenants of Boulder County Housing Authority properties will no longer be able to use electronic cigarettes or vapor-smoking devices inside any of the county's 611 rental units or on most of the grounds outside those units. On Thursday, the Boulder County commissioners added such electronic or battery-operated simulated-smoking devices to the county Housing Authority's 7-year-old prohibition on smoking tobacco products in or outside its rental units.

Electronic cigarettes banned from East Croydon and Southern trains
Croydon Advertiser - August 6, 2015

ELECTRONIC cigarettes have been banned from East Croydon station as well as all Southern and Gatwick Express trains. E-cigs are battery-operated devices ...

FDA To Regulate E-Cigarettes This Summer
The Inquisitr - August 6, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, is heading for regulation after renewed debate about its use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. …

Highland Community College prepares for a smoke-free, tobacco-free year
Journal Standard - August 6, 2015

Highland Community College will greet nearly 400 new, first-time students when classes begin on Aug. 17. Theyll quickly learn that state legislators passed the Smoke-Free Campus Act. Taking effect last month, the legislation bans smoking on state-supported colleges and universities. Fliers posted around the Freeport campus ban smoking, tobacco use, and e-cigarettes use from property which includes grounds, facilities and college-owned vehicles.

OUS campus now tobacco-free
Huntington Herald Dispatch - August 6, 2015

IRONTON As of Saturday, Ohio University Southern is officially a tobacco-free campus. Tobacco is defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products, including but not limited to cigarettes (e.g., bidis, kreteks), electronic cigarettes, cigars and ...

Rockland County legislators considering e-cigarette ban
Gloversville Leader-Herald - August 6, 2015

Lawmakers in a New York county where smoking indoors is already prohibited are considering adding a ban on e-cigarettes. The Journal News reports (http://lohud.us/1KSqaOX ) Rockland County officials held a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the expansion of the county's smoking restrictions to treat electronic cigarettes like traditional tobacco products.

Smoking ban in Rockland could soon include e-cigarettes
The Journal News | LoHud.com - August 5, 2015

County lawmakers held a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss whether to expand the county's smoking restrictions to treat electronic cigarettes like ...

Tacoma City Council Meeting - August 4, 2015
Exit 133 - August 5, 2015

FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES Ordinance No. 28309 An ordinance amending Section 8.52.020 of the Municipal Code, relating to Unlawful Transit Conduct, to criminalize the use of electronic smoking devices on transit property, and to allow for an exception for the use of electronic or traditional smoking instruments in specifically authorized areas.

E-cig restrictions taint hookah lounge rules
OCRegister - August 5, 2015

City staff argued it was simply an update to existing smoking regulations, while county health officials cited a California Department of Public Health study that ...

Austrian Court Snuffs Out Planned E-Cigarette Restriction
NACS Online - August 5, 2015

Austria's e-cigarette retailers were relieved this week when a constitutional court overturned a planned amendment to tobacco laws that would have limited the sale of most products to officially licensed tobacco shops.

Congress weighing stronger FDA regs on e-cigs
WBEZ - August 5, 2015

Asheville's city council voted earlier this year to ban e-cigs from public buildings, ... For those using e-cigs to help them quit traditional smoking, Manheimer ... restaurants, and several other cities all over the country which have banned e-cigs.

Topeka City Council opts to consider nudity ban proposal [VIDEO]
Topeka Capital Journal - August 5, 2015

Council members on Tuesday evening also agreed by consensus, without taking a vote, to consider four measures at unspecified future meetings. Those are: Councilwoman Elaine Schwartzs proposal to revise the citys smoking ban ordinance to also include electronic cigarettes.

As regulation nears, e-cigarette controversy rages
Redding Record Searchlight - August 5, 2015

By replacing their cigarettes with e-cigarettes which deliver nicotine but eliminate carbon monoxide, tar, and other toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke ...

The Packer Weekly: High school smokers switch to e-cigarettes
West Fargo Pioneer - August 5, 2015

Because of the increase in e-cigarette devices, Human Resources Officer Jason Balvik stressed that students understand that e-cigarettes are treated the same as any tobacco product. There is so much unknown with the long-term effects and issues with e-cigarettes, for not only the younger population but adults, Balvik said. Students sneak using it believing it doesnt give off the same odor, but we have people who report it. Students who vape on school property face the possibility of punishments including suspension from grounds, in school suspension or a warning citation depending if the student has been previously had a violation.

Northcentral Technical College bans tobacco on all campuses
WJFW-TV - August 5, 2015

As of August 1st, all NTC campuses ban tobacco on campus, including chewing tobacco and E-cigarettes. NTC staff sees this as a way to protect student health.

Chico City Council votes to dispose of Salem Street property
Chico Enterprise-Record - August 4, 2015

The council voted 5-1 with Coolidge dissenting to approve the final adoption of an ordinance that prohibits e-cigarettes and vaping within 20 feet of business ...

Vaping is all the rage - even eclipsing cigarettes in some places ...
RedEye Chicago - August 4, 2015

Critics like to point at flavors that seemed aimed at children, such as cotton candy ... is a line continually peddled by Big Tobacco-funded e-cigarette companies.

E-Cig Company Reformulates Flavors In Light of Lab Results
PR Urgent (press release) - August 4, 2015

Murrieta, CA - California E-Liquid manufacturer Mr. Good Vape has decided to reformulate all 12 of their flavors after receiving lab test results that detected trace amounts of Diacetyl and Acetyl Propionyl. The lab testing was initiated by Florida-based company, Vapor Shark, in June 2015, when they sent all e-liquid they currently manufacture and/or sell, to Enthalpy Analytical Laboratories to test for Diacetyl (2,3-Butanedione) and Acetyl Propionyl (2,3-Pentanedione). When 3 of Mr. Good Vapes flavors tested positive for Diacetyl and Acetyl Propionyl, Mr. Good Vapes Founder Gary Riddle took immediate action. Mr. Good Vape has always had the best interests of the vape community in mind, says Riddle, Vapor Sharks test results have opened our eyes and the responsible thing to do is remove those potentially harmful ingredients from our line of E-liquids.

Saskatoon city council latest to consider butting out e-cigarettes
Yahoo News Canada (blog) - August 4, 2015

A customer tries different e-cigarette flavors at the Henley Vaporium in New York, June ... vaping devices under its tobacco control bylaws, barring their use in all city ... All these provinces they're regulating things like promotion, point of sale, ...

San Jose State University Becomes Latest Tobacco-Free Campus
CBS Local - August 4, 2015

According to a university statement, the policy applies to cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. Hookah smoking, even without tobacco, is also banned.

E-Cigs Dangerous? Cases of Child Nicotine Poisoning Increases
Parent Herald - August 4, 2015

Some individuals who love puffing vapor resort to e-cigarettes, which are less harmful than the traditional ones. However, while e-cigarettes' popularity ...

Children Are Being Poisoned by Marijuana & E-Liquid
7thSpace Interactive (press release) - August 3, 2015

In the past couple years we've seen a growth of e-cig and cannabis edible usage and a corresponding increase in corporate media scare ...

Congress should not give a free pass to the tobacco industry and open the door to e-cigarettes
PennLive.com - August 3, 2015

Youth use of e-cigarettes tripled from 2013 to 2014 and are now used by kids more than regular cigarettes. But now the House Appropriations Committee of which Representative Charles W. Dent is a member is considering grandfathering in e-cigarettes, little cigars and other products at the request of the tobacco industry.

Town of Elon considers E-cig ban
Greensboro News & Record - August 4, 2015

ELON The town of Elon may join Mebane as the second major Alamance County municipality to ban the use of electronic cigarettes inside town-owned ...

WKCTC Now Tobacco-Free Campus
SurfKY News - August 4, 2015

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is now a tobacco-free institution. The policy went into effect Aug. 1, 2015. WKCTC's tobacco-free policy includes all forms of tobacco, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaporizing devices, electronic cigarettes and ...

Vapor products aren't the same as cigarettes
Sacramento Bee - August 4, 2015

The vapor industry continues to support sensible regulation, such as prohibitions on selling to minors, reasonable licensing requirements and child-resistant packaging. Therefore, it was a big surprise when Sen. Mark Leno refused to accept the Assembly Governmental Organization Committees amendments that would have adopted these exact measures to his bill.

Council considering how e-cigs fit into city ordinance
Terre Haute Tribune Star - August 4, 2015

Electronic cigarettes would be considered tobacco products under a proposed amendment to Terre Haute city code, in part to stop children from buying them. The proposal adds the devices, which simulate the experience of smoking a conventional cigarette, to the citys definition of drug and tobacco paraphernalia and accessories. It does not call for banning all sales, but the measure seeks to ensure establishments are carding patrons to ensure they are 18 or older.

City proposes adding e-cigarettes to tobacco ordinance
WTHITV.com - August 4, 2015

City officials are looking at amending an ordinance with the health of area teens in mind. The proposal surrounds the classification of e-cigarettes, and the concern comes as they are growing in popularity. E-cigarettes would be considered tobacco products under the proposed amendment to the city code. The proposal would add the devices to the citys definition of drug and tobacco paraphernalia and accessories. The amendment does not call for banning all sales.

Kandiyohi County restricts E-cigarette use at fair
West Central Tribune - August 3, 2015

WILLMAR The Kandiyohi County Fair Board recently expanded its tobacco-free policy to restrict use of electronic cigarettes during the fair. E-cigarettes have not been shown to be safe or effective in helping people quit. The devices may contain nicotine, flavorings, propylene glycol and other chemicals, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Drug Free Communities Coalition. E-cigs still contain chemicals that are harmful, Jahnke said.

Group calls for tighter control of e-cigarettes
Focus Taiwan News Channel - August 3, 2015

The John Tung Foundation called for tighter control of e-cigarettes after recording a dramatic increase in the number of tip-offs it has received on illegal sales of such items.

Gov't must ensure vaping material is safe, drug-free
Free Malaysia Today - August 3, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: A local lobby has sprung up to the defence of vaping and wants the government to regulate this less harmful alternative to tobacco smoking. ...

E-cigs more addictive than tobacco, says study
Free Malaysia Today - August 3, 2015

A recent study by the American Chemical Research in Toxicology (ACRT) found that e-cigarettes, or vapourisers, are more addictive than conventional cigarettes. This is because users of vaporisers inhale higher amounts of nicotine than do tobacco smokers, according to the study.

Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs Poses Poison Danger to Kids
HealthDay - August 3, 2015

Nicotine poisoning is a growing concern for American children, but proposed U.S. federal government regulations alone aren't enough to solve the problem, an expert says. The increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes has led to a number of cases of nicotine poisoning in recent years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

364 bills that have been introduced in Congress, ranked by acronym ...
Washington Post - August 3, 2015

SMOKE Act - Stop Selling and Marketing to Our Kids E-Cigarettes Act. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) 332. EMPOWER Act - Empowering Mass Participation to ...

Ketchikan considers imposing tax on tobacco products, e-cigarettes
KTUU.com - August 3, 2015

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will cast its first official vote on a proposed tobacco tax. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that the Assembly is considering a $3-per-pack tax on cigarettes and a 75-percent wholesale tax on other tobacco products including e-cigarettes Monday.

Howard County proposes restrictions on e-cigarettes
WTOP - August 3, 2015

Howard County is considering a proposal to ban vaping in places smoking is not allowed, similar to a law recently passed in Montgomery County. We don't know what chemicals are in electronic cigarettes, Pennino says. Conley says the tiny and trace levels of chemicals that e-cigarettes do contain are not ...

Negative reception from Somerton residents after town council bans e-cigs from its buildings
Western Gazette - August 3, 2015

SOMERTON Town Council has banned people from using electronic cigarettes in its buildings, while admitting it would be hard to police. Electronic cigarettes ...

Lawmaker says anti-tobacco agency may be breaking law by opposing vaping
Watchdog.org - August 3, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. A state agency created by voters to combat tobacco use has lately turned toward opposing vaping or e-cigarette sales and use. One state lawmaker is wondering whether that crosses a legal line. In a letter to Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem dated July 31, Rep. Mike Schatz, a Republican from New England, asks for a legal opinion on the matter. Money from the tobacco settlement is being spent by the North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy to discourage the use of e-cigarettes ...

OU's Athens campus now officially tobacco-free
Athens NEWS - August 3, 2015

On Saturday (Aug. 1), Ohio University began implementing its tobacco-free policy, which bans use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, hookahs and the like on all of the universitys Athens campus and facilities. ...

Nicotine prediction of e-cigarettes is possible with this new Model
Lauderdale Daily News - August 2, 2015

The team discovered that those who got used to e-cigarettes will generally take longer puffs than the users who are new to the device which eventually results in ...

In Rise of US Vape Shops, Owners Eye New Marijuana Market
Jakarta Globe - August 2, 2015

Most customers at Grassy Plain Vape & Smoke buy electronic cigarettes to help them quit smoking tobacco, but a growing number are referred by medical ...

Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Here's What We Know
Lifehacker UK - August 2, 2015

That's the whole point if you're using it to replace a tobacco cigarette, or if ... shop sales are almost all flavourless or menthol-flavoured nicotine delivery vehicles.

Parents should consider pretty poisons when protecting kids
Las Vegas Review-Journal - August 2, 2015

Another poison hazard of more recent vintage are the cartridges of liquids used in e-cigarettes, Eisen says. "That liquid nicotine is highly toxic, incredibly ...

Amid FDA talks, vaping industry braces for change [VIDEO]
Tampabay.com - August 2, 2015

The National Youth Tobacco Survey found e-cigarette use among high school ... in early 2014 that would allow it to regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products. ... with tougher regulations involving advertising practices or even a requirement ...

City chosen for 'ground-breaking' e-cig study
Leicester Mercury - August 2, 2015

Leicester has been chosen as a centre for a ground-breaking study on the effectiveness of e-cigarettes in helping people to quit smoking. The study is being ...

WKCTC goes tobacco-free ($$)
Paducah Sun - August 1, 2015

The tobacco-free policy includes all forms of tobacco, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaporizing devices, electronic cigarettes and ...

Following Baltimore City, Howard County votes to ban vaping in ...
Baltimore Sun - August 1, 2015

On Friday, Howard County council unanimously approved a bill banning "vaping" or the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers in public places. Last November, the Baltimore City Council passed a law banning electronic cigarettes in most of the city's public places, with an exception for bars and restaurants that decide to allow vaping in their establishments.

Vaping advocates protest proposed tax in Alabama, AL.com reports
Bayoubuzz - August 1, 2015

A proposed tax on e-cigarettes in Alabama will drive up costs, decrease revenue and force businesses to move out of state, industry leaders tell AL.com.

Local vape proprietors unmoved by HB1186
Williston Daily Herald - August 1, 2015

Breathe ND hopes to snuff out electronic cigarette sales to youth with a new law, but ... Starting today, House Bill 1186 will prohibit minors from using, possessing or ... According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, the percentage of young ...

Watchdog: Meet the Arlington councilman with a short fuse [VIDEO]
Dallas Morning News - August 1, 2015

... wrote Parker, who represents the area around the sports stadiums, to ask if the city has a policy on e-cigarettes. Parker replied that it was under consideration.

New e-cigarette law won't change much in Grand Forks, store owner ...
Grand Forks Herald - July 31, 2015

A new North Dakota law that outlaws the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors will have little impact in Grand Forks, one vaping store owner said.

E-cigarettes to be outlawed in Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council buildings
Hinckley Times - July 31, 2015

Electronic cigarettes have been banned in all Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council offices as well as vehicles as part of an update to the authority's ...

E-Cigarette Explodes in Victim's Mouth
WJHG-TV - July 31, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration says e-cigarettes have not been fully studied and existing dangers are uncertain. For more information regarding e-cigarettes, ...

Supervisors to look at banning e-cigarettes
Daily Democrat - July 30, 2015

E-cigarettes could be banned under a proposal being considered by the Yolo ... Introduced in 2007, e-cigs were marketed as a method to quit smoking and a ...

Borough Assembly will return from meeting-free July to a full agenda
KTNA - July 30, 2015

Included in them are a proposal by Assembly Member Jim Sykes to include electronic cigarettes in the borough's tobacco tax and an ordinance proposing the ...

'Vape' laws, effects still in a fog
Woodford Times - July 30, 2015

Electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit the real things, their supporters say, yet ... ESDs under Smoke Act restrictions in 2014, said city attorney Burt Dancey.

Is the vape trend as safe as it seems?
Purdue Exponent - July 30, 2015

Pictured above is a Purdue student who uses a vaporizer, or "vape", as a means to inhale tobacco-free nicotine fluid.

7 Signs You Are an Intolerable Vaper
scallywagandvagabond - July 30, 2015

Don't get me wrong; most vapers I meet are enthusiastic and kind - people who enjoy their smoke-free hobby and contribute meaningfully to the vaping culture.

House bill seeks child-safety packaging for liquid-nicotine containers
Ripon Advance - July 30, 2015

"Liquid nicotine found in e-cigarettes poses a significant threat to our public health - especially to the health of our children," Esty said. "The bright packages are ...

New Howard County Bill Aims To Curb Using E-Cigarettes In Public
CBS Local - July 30, 2015

Vaping is a tobacco-free alternative to smoking that uses steam. The former smoker and Vape Dojo clerk says e-cigarettes helped him kick the habit. "One hit ...

County should put a lid on e-cigarette use [letter]
Baltimore Sun - July 30, 2015

Let's not let that happen again with electronic cigarettes by letting tobacco interests attempt to normalize a product that exposes us to many harmful chemicals.

E-Cigarette Law To Go Into Effect
KXNet.com - July 30, 2015

The legislation prohibits the sale of electronic smoking devices and "alternative nicotine products" to minors. It also bans children from possessing or using the ...

Could e-cigarette sales be hitting a short-term plateau?
Lynchburg News and Advance - July 30, 2015

There is increasing evidence that adult consumers may be tapering off their initial enthusiasm for electronic cigarettes, which could limit their potential for ...

U.S. Reps Esty, Brooks Move To Protect Kids From Liquid Nicotine ...
The Daily Voice - July 30, 2015

... and artificial flavoring sold for use with Electronic Nicotine Devices (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes. The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates many …

Vapor shop owners planning to fight tax on e-cigarette liquid
AL.com - July 30, 2015

Businesses that sell vapor cigarettes are ready to fight Gov. Robert Bentley's proposal for a new tax on their products. The governor released his special session bills today, and they included a proposed tax of 25 cents per milliliter on the liquid ...

Supervisors takes second look at secondhand smoke
Foothills Sun-Gazette (Exeter, CA) - July 30, 2015

The Tulare County Health Advisory Committee presented its recommendations as to how to proceed when it comes to e-cigarettes to the Board of Supervisors. In two separate measures the committee suggested that the County add e-cigarettes to its current ...

Pot luck: West Palm may ease penalty for pot
Palm Beach Post (blog) - July 30, 2015

... for glaucoma and might have considered smoking marijuana to relieve the pressure ... The Miami-Dade ordinance, because filing criminal charges remains an ...

Is the vape trend as safe as it seems?
The Exponent (Purdue U.) - July 30, 2015

It's no secret that vaping is on the rise among college students. "It's literally the cool thing to do nowadays," said George Ransom, the owner of the West Lafayette Smoke Shop. "So far this morning, I probably had like eight customers, and I'd say five...

Springfield City Council Digest
Omaha World-Herald - July 30, 2015

... health and safety; prohibit the use by minors and sale to minors of vapor products and alternative nicotine products; prohibit the sale of certain tobacco, vapor, ...

New North Dakota law stops e-cigarette sales to and possession by minors
Grand Forks Herald - July 30, 2015

legislators have passed a new electronic cigarette law prohibiting minors from using, possessing or purchasing electronic smoking devices, alternative nicotine products or any of their component parts. The law will also require child-resistant packaging ...

Russell promotes e-cig company as FMLA application processes
Murfreesboro Post - July 29, 2015

based JailCigs, which was selling e-cigs to jail inmates here through family and friends. The sheriff, whose aunt and uncle are co-owners of the company as well ...

Restrictions to be placed on e-cigarettes
Dickinson Press - July 29, 2015

Under a new state law, the sale of electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine to minors will be prohibited, effective Aug. 1. (Press Photo by Abby Kessler) ...

Lee's Summit health board recommends regulation of vaping
Lee's Summit Journal - July 29, 2015

"And e-cigarettes are more harmful than not smoking at all." ... Branson, Jefferson City and Washington - have included electronic cigarettes in smoking bans, ...

County says 'no' to e-cigarette use
Pioneer Tribune - July 29, 2015

MANISTIQUE - The Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners has opted for a preemptive strike against any potential issue related to electronic cigarettes in...

Liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes can kill children
WZVN-TV - July 29, 2015

Before vaping, Jeanna Willard said she was able to quit smoking cigarettes ... But with the growing popularity of vaping, it's easier for e-cigarette liquid to get into ...

E-cig house fire prompts safety warning
Isle of Wight County Press - July 29, 2015

"It is not an apparent problem locally, but around the country other fire services have reported incidents of fires caused by e-cigarettes and we don't want any ...

Is E-Cig Waste More "Dangerous" Than Traditional Cigarettes?
CIWM Journal Online - July 29, 2015

e-cig-waste Tons of plastics and batteries from Britain's 2m e-cigs are ending up in landfill, according to waste management company Business Waste.

Why are so many US teens smoking e-cigarettes?
NewsQuench - July 29, 2015

They worry that the new method of consuming nicotine will convince a whole group of otherwise non-smokers to start the habit. Previous studies have shown ...

Should we be able to smoke electronic cigarettes on airplanes?
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - July 29, 2015

NJ Congressman Frank Pallone, wants to ban the use of electronic cigarettes from flights. Is this really necessary? With all the other things going on in the world ...

Legal Pot Market Helps Fatten Bottom Line for Vape Shops
NBCNews.com - July 29, 2015

Most customers at Grassy Plain Vape & Smoke buy electronic cigarettes to help them quit smoking tobacco, preferring to get their nicotine by vaping, ...

Rhinebeck school district alters code of conduct regarding digital ...
The Daily Freeman - July 29, 2015

Officials have also added possession of e-cigarettes and vaporizing devices, as well as drug paraphernalia, to the list of items that could result in disciplinary

Breathe eCig Corp. Successfully Enters New York City Marketplace ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) (registration) - July 29, 2015

... ("Breathe" or "the Company"), a revenue generating electronic cigarette industry innovator and pioneer focused on the elimination of second hand smoke and ...

E-cigarette ban on Tacoma public transit
Gazette Tribune - July 29, 2015

E-cigarette ban on Tacoma public transit Tacoma Pierce County Health Department considers e-cigarette ban on the city public transit, but would designate ...

City council questions All West's service
Uinta County Herald - July 29, 2015

Another topic of discussion from last Tuesday was the issue of using E-cigarettes in city owned buildings. Resolution 15-45, brought before the council, would ...

Waynesboro High School Clarifies E-Cig Policy
The Daily Progress - July 28, 2015

Whether it's an electronic cigarette, a vaporizer or a traditional cigarette, Waynesboro .... E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that do not burn tobacco but heat a liquid ... high school students use, according to the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey. ... State law prohibits anyone under 18 from possessing cigarettes.

Unregulated E-Cigarettes Called Unacceptable by ASCO
Cancer Therapy Advisor - July 28, 2015

Despite reports to the FDA regarding adverse events of e-cigarettes and concerns from health organizations, sales continue without regulatory oversight.

Blu chips away at Vuse's share
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal - July 28, 2015

New product styles for blu eCigs helped the brand chip away at Vuse's top market share ... Vuse, which is made by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., had a 34.2 percent market share... Blu eCigs, which became the property of ITG Brands LLC on June 12, was second in

E-cigarettes: part of your workplace smoking ban?
Lexology (registration) - July 28, 2015

... to state or local laws banning smoking in the workplace, have already banned the ... the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes has posed a challenge to such bans.

Vaping Now May Lead to Smoking Later, Study Suggests
Trinity News Daily - July 28, 2015

But that 10 percent was at risk of smoking real cigarettes later in their life since one ... For instance, e-cigarettes are not banned from sale to minors like tobacco ...

Analyst: Sales to adults may hit plateau
Winston-Salem Journal - July 27, 2015

E-cigs are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a ... foremost California and Hawaii, to pass legislation that restricts public use of e-cigs ...

E-Cig Users Urge Cert. In Health Claims False Ad Suit ($$)
Law360 - July 27, 2015

A putative class accusing electronic cigarette maker NJOY Inc. of falsely advertising its products as more healthful than tobacco asked a California federal judge on Monday to certify the class, brushing off the company's argument that the lead plaintiff

Energy Inhalers: New E-Cigarette Contains Your Dose Of Caffeine
Food World News - July 27, 2015

Until now, even e-cigarettes, the alternative device used by those who want to supposedly save themselves from lung cancer are not yet proven to be 100% safe ...

Are E-Cigarettes' Popularity Causing More Teens to Smoke?
Forbes - July 27, 2015

But two in every five teens currently using e-cigarettes had never smoked a ... "While it is possible that some adolescents are using e-cigarettes instead of ...

GLANTZ: Surprise! Do it yourself e-cig flavors often have undisclosed nicotine
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - July 27, 2015

just published an important paper, "Unexpected nicotine in do-it-yourself electronic cigarette flavourings"... These products, which are presented to the consumer as 'nicotine free', could lead to unwanted addiction, poisoning, or even death....

E-Cig Users Urge Cert. In Health Claims False Ad Suit ($$)
Law360 - July 27, 2015

A putative class accusing electronic cigarette maker NJOY Inc. of falsely advertising its products as more healthful than tobacco asked a California federal judge on Monday to certify the class, brushing off the company's argument that the lead plaintiff...


AUDIO: Southern Rail bans use of electronic cigarettes
Eagle Radio 96.4 - July 27, 2015

Passengers using Southern Rail, that runs through Surrey and Hampshire, can no longer use E-cigarettes on its services and at its stations. The device is banned on trains and platforms, bringing Southern and Gatwick Express into line with Thameslink and…

Health fears swept aside as Chinese catch up with the e-cigarette habit ($$)
Times Of London- July 27, 2015

"We'll target non-smokers too," said An Mingyang, 24, his wife, who gave up teaching in a kindergarten to realise their dream. "We won't sell to young kids, but if they're 15 or 16 and look like adults, then why not?"

Video shows chef vaping on e-cigarette in restaurant kitchen
CTV News - July 27, 2015

A bill introduced in June would restrict the usage of e-cigarettes indoors. The province wants to ban use of e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces where smoking is ...

Hurry up and ban E-cigs on airlines, N.J. lawmaker tells federal ...
NJ.com - July 27, 2015

WASHINGTON -The U.S. government needs to finally act to ban the use of electronic ... finalize the rule to ensure federal law is clear and e-cigarette use on aircrafts is banned. ... J.) was the author of legislation banning smoking on airplanes.

Family, peers influence teens' e-cigarette use
GlobalPost - July 27, 2015

By Andrew M. Seaman. (Reuters Health) - Teens are more likely to use electronic cigarettes if their friends and family view them as cool or acceptable, a new ...

Teens Using E-Cigs May Be More Likely To Take Up Smoking ...
Rapid News Network - July 27, 2015

Teens Using E-Cigs May Be More Likely To Take Up Smoking ... put a national ban on sales to minors and require federal approval of all e-cigarette devices and ...

How Safe is Your Vape Pen? | Alternet
AlterNet - July 27, 2015

A syrupy, thinning compound, propylene glycol is also the primary ingredient in a majority of nicotine-infused e-cigarette solutions. At high temperatures ...

States working to protect children from liquid nicotine, e-cigarettes
AAP News - July 27, 2015

Liquid nicotine, which comes in colored bottles and enticing flavors, is used to refill e-cigarettes. Children younger than 5 are at significant risk for injury and ...

Caffeine Vaping: What Is It? | Marie Claire
Marie Claire.co.uk (blog) - July 27, 2015

The vaporisers work in exactly the same way as e-cigarettes; using heat to convert a combination of chemicals into vapour, which you then inhale through your ...

Proposal Would Ban E-Cigs, Vapor Products in Schools
90.5 WESA - July 27, 2015

Legislation awaiting action in the Pennsylvania Senate would amend the current school tobacco law to add electronic cigarettes and vapor products to the list of ...

Booming vape shops in South Florida brace for new rules
Miami Herald - July 26, 2015

After largely ignoring vaping for a decade, the federal Food and Drug Administration is set to roll out a finalized rule this summer that would treat e-cigs just like ...

Letter, 7/26: Remove tobacco amendment
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star - July 26, 2015

U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry...recently voted in favor of the current Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies appropriations bill, which includes an amendment severely limiting the FDA... e-cigarettes, little ...

New legislation to cover e-cigarettes and 'shisha'
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my) - July 25, 2015

The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (FOMCA) deputy president, Yusof Abdul Rahman said he supported the ministry's proposal to include e-cigarettes under the proposed new Act as such cigarettes were also harmful to health.

Should you try e-cigarettes when trying to give smoking if you're pregnant?
MadeForMums - July 25, 2015

No, e-cigarettes are not recommended as safe during pregnancy - because they're unlicensed and unregulated. The manufacturers say they are safe but the experts aren't sure. So the current advice is to avoid.

Controversy in promoting e-cigs
Philly.com - July 25, 2015

Could electronic cigarettes help millions of smokers kick their lethal addiction, ... gave the FDA broad authority to regulate cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, and to ... disclose ingredients, stop sales to minors, and stop giving free samples.

New legislation for smokers to include e-cigarettes
Astro Awani - July 24, 2015

"This matter needs to be taken seriously although there will be protests from consumers and distributors, because electronic cigarettes are just as harmful as ...

Norway to Ban E-cigarettes Advertisements
The Nordic Page (no) - July 24, 2015

All suppliers of e-cigarettes in Norway received a warning from the Norwegian Health Directorate to remove all pictures and positive coverage of products and accessories on their websites, writes VG. Illustrations of e-cigarettes in different color than…

Teenagers prefer novelty vaping to a sneaky cigarette ($$)
Times Of London (uk) - July 24, 2015

The numbers of 11 to 15-year-olds smoking and drinking are at record lows, but figures showed yesterday that 22 per cent had tried an e-cigarette. Novelty, price, the flavours and a lack of restrictions on under-18s buying the devices were likely reasons

CANT: Will e-cigarettes blow up in our faces?
The Scotsman (uk) - July 24, 2015

So we know that e-cigarettes help some people stop smoking. But do they convince others to start? There's a lot of concern about a so-called "gateway effect", where children, attracted by the flavours or marketing of e-cigarettes, start using them only t

Will E-Cigarettes Be The Knight In Shining Armor For U.S. Tobacco ...
Forbes - July 24, 2015

One of these, is the budding electronic cigarette market, which has elicited much optimism in terms of opportunity among tobacco makers, investors, and industry ...

Bill Could Bring End to Mailing Cigars
halfwheel.com - July 24, 2015

The bill seeks to make it harder for children to obtain both electronic cigarettes and nicotine devices as well as cigars and hookah, both of which can currently be ...

Council showed courage in e-cigarette restrictions - Naperville Sun
Chicago Tribune - July 24, 2015

They banned the possession of alternative nicotine delivery devices, or e-cigarettes, by people under 18 and the use of such devices in indoor public places. ...

E-cigarette limitations good for Maine families - Central Maine
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel - July 24, 2015

... will protect families from discomfort and potential harm. It's a smart public health move, and Mainers have a tradition of supporting smoke-free public places.

'Think Again, Pierce County' about health effects of e-cigarettes ...
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald - July 24, 2015

To reach people with health information about e-cigarettes and their ... A Survey of Popular Electronic Cigarette Manufacturers and Marketing to Youth, in 2013, ...

'Think Again, Pierce County' about health effects of e-cigarettes
The Suburban Times - July 24, 2015

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department wants you to "Think Again, Pierce County," when it comes to e-cigarettes and vaping. To reach people with health ...

York County vaping stores welcome stricter FDA regulations - York ...
York Dispatch - July 23, 2015

Since bursting into the U.S. market in the late 2000s, products like e-cigarettes and vape accessories have become popular among many York County residents ...

Kittitas County leaders concerned with teen E-Cig use | Top Video ...
KIMA CBS 29 - July 23, 2015

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash.--The Kittitas County Public Health Department is cracking down on teens using E-cigarettes. A Healthy Use survey found around a ...

Should liquid nicotine have warning labels and child resistant ...
Philly.com (blog) - July 23, 2015

Cigarettes and other tobacco products can only be bought with a valid ID, but ... have brightly colored or cartoon-like labels with flavors that usually appeal to ...

E-Cigarettes May Pump Out The Same Kind Of Addictive Nicotine Found In Tobacco-Laden Cigarettes
Medical Daily - July 23, 2015

Noting that previous studies of ECIGs have only examined the amount of total nicotine released and not accounted for these varying forms, the authors utilized a "convenient solvent extraction method" to test the composition of the vapor released …

Business owners oppose Bentley's proposal to tax e-cigarette, va ...
FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com - July 23, 2015

I'm 51 now and I'm smoke free for two years," Donnie Simpson said. A statewide petition with more than 10,000 signatures will reach legislators when they come ...

San Mateo moves toward more stringent smoking ban: Ordinance considers e-cigs, marijuana, smoking in multi-unit apartments
San Mateo Daily Journal - July 22, 2015

a proposed ordinance that would include banning cigarette smoke in all multi-family dwellings as well as within a 30-foot to 50-foot radius and prohibit any kind of smoking - which includes marijuana - in public parks and service areas such as ATMs, bus

County may restrict where to use e-cigarettes
Visalia Times-Delta - July 22, 2015

Those who "smoke" electronic cigarettes might not be able to do so in restaurants or wherever smoking of tobacco is banned in Tulare County. On Tuesday, the ...

E-cigarettes banned in county buildings
Ames Tribune - July 22, 2015

NEVADA - By a unanimous 3-0 vote Tuesday, the Story County Board of Supervisors banned the use of e-cigarettes and other vapor devices in county-owned ...

Smoking and Vaping Exceptions for OC's Northside Park
Delmarva Public Radio - July 22, 2015

It's part of an ordinance that prohibits smoking and vaping in all city parks. ... council approved a measure that restricted smoking on boardwalks to within 15 feet ...

Teen e-cigarette use up, liquid nicotine poison calls increase
WFLA - July 21, 2015

Armstrong says child-resistant packaging on bottles and cartridges of liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery devices is necessary to ...

E-cigs May Be Equally Addictive - Laboratory Equipment
Laboratory Equipment - July 22, 2015

Image: ACS Electronic cigarettes or "e-cigs" have been touted as a tool smokers can use to wean themselves off of traditional cigarettes, which many believe are

Lower nicotine cigarettes, e-cigs not helping smokers quit - UPI.com
UPI.com - July 22, 2015

Lower-nicotine cigarettes didn't help people to quit smoking, and those who use e-cigs to quit may not know how much nicotine they consume because of ...

Reactions: Sherman's Ban on Smoking and Vaping Inside ...
KTEN - July 21, 2015

Monday night, the Sherman City Council passed an ordinance to ban smoking and vaping in all bars and restaurants within the city limits.

E-Cigarette use triples among teens
KCTV Kansas City - July 21, 2015

Students said they see the E-Cigs all the time. "There are people who will stick them in the sleeves of their sweatshirts and hid them there because there is not a ...

Austin man says e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket ...
MyFox Austin - July 21, 2015

An Austin man says a battery for his device blew up in his pocket causing severe burns. Hamid Sadeghy is a new e-cigarette user. At the urging of his wife, ...

Three banned after "one of worst" air rage cases
Scotsman - July 21, 2015

"Prior to landing, [Mr] Strain and [Mr] Brady refused to hand over e-cigarettes which they smoked and Brady was spotted stealing wine from the bar.

E-Cigarettes Not as Safe as Advertised, Researchers Say
Peoria Public Radio - July 21, 2015

He switched from tobacco to e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes have been on the U.S. market for just shy of a decade. They heat up flavored oil, which creates a vapor.

Pleasant Hill restricts e-cigarette use, may ban smoking in shopping ...
Contra Costa Times - July 21, 2015

The council also directed staff to draft an ordinance banning smoking and ... "I believe these bans will make it a cleaner and safer place for the citizens of ...

Delaware's persistent lung cancer problem
The News Journal - July 21, 2015

Another 14.3 percent of Delaware youth use electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, which look like battery-operated cigarettes, filled with glycerol, nicotine and ...

Smokers split on proposed age limit
Pacific Daily News - July 21, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, also known as vaporizers, and all related components, are included in the proposed age restriction. Currently, electronic cigarette users ...

EDITORIAL: Problem with Mansfield BOH vote on nicotine
Wicked Local Easton - July 21, 2015

Chairman Catherine Memory abstained, saying she viewed e-cigarettes as "extremely dangerous" because they purportedly made people addicted to nicotine.

Needham guest column: Thanks to tobacco vendors for following ...
Wicked Local Needham - July 21, 2015

... are following the proper protocols by asking the buyer for a valid ID and not selling tobacco products or nicotine delivery products (i.e. E-Cigarettes) to anyone ...

Shrewsbury gets pushback on proposed tobacco, e-cigarette ...
Worcester Telegram - July 20, 2015

Tobacco Free Partnership, that regulation is the one most likely to be viewed as going against the "Big Tobacco," industry and many towns and cities are leery of ...

City of Saskatoon considering e-cigarette ban ...
Globalnews.ca - July 20, 2015

SASKATOON - E-cigarettes could soon be banned in public places in Saskatoon. ... committee Monday is recommending council amend the city's No Smoking ...

E-cig industry has few rules, but changes are likely
Daily Record - July 20, 2015

Patrons gather in the "vape shop" to smoke electronic cigarettes, inhaling nicotine ... The industry says e-cigarettes are a new technology that differs from ...

Metro briefs
Daily Iowan - July 20, 2015

The Iowa City City Council voted 6-0, with Councilor Jim Throgmorton absent, on an ordinance to ban electronic cigarettes where traditional cigarettes are also ...

'Breathing zone' is important as well
The Courier-Journal - July 20, 2015

Although outdoor sources do enter and affect the occupied space air quality, occupant sources that include cigarette smoking, e-cigarettes, poorly maintained ...

On the Move: Md. transportation secretary tours Frederick
Frederick News Post (subscription) - July 20, 2015

Taxicab commissioners discussed Friday banning electronic cigarettes in cabs and imposing a 25-cent trip fee for driving services like Uber and Lyft, but neither ...

My Edmonds News | Public invited to discuss vaping policy during ...
My Edmonds News - July 20, 2015

Do you support expanding the Smoking in Public Places law to prohibit ... in an ordinance to be most effective in preventing youth from smoking and vaping?

Increase in vaping sparks consideration of rules
HeraldNet - July 19, 2015

A decade ago, Washington voters approved an initiative banning smoking in ... ban unleashes a wave of competing pro-and-con comments on social media.

New regulations on e-cigs trigger concern, lobbying
The Salem News - July 19, 2015

They want the state to regulate e-cigarettes like other tobacco products by setting age limits for sales, requiring disclosure of potential toxins and banning ...

UPDATED: Health officials bust vendors, promoters at N.J. e ...
NJ.com - July 19, 2015

In 2010, New Jersey was the first state in the country to ban "vaping" in public by expanding a law barring indoor smoking at restaurants, bars and other public ...


Public hearing being held for Sherman's proposed smoking ordinance
KXII-TV - July 19, 2015

... it comes to smoking in the city, but it didn't include bars and restaurants. Wacker says if passed, the new ordinance would ban smoking, including e-cigarettes, ...

E-cig debate still swirling - Hattiesburg American
Hattiesburg American - July 18, 2015

Yolanda Cruz, American Staff Writer 9:03 p.m. CDT July 18, 2015 ... The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation issued a report detailing "Local Laws ...

Health fears stoke regulations on 'vaping'
The Daily News of Newburyport - July 18, 2015

They argue that the products are safe alternatives to tobacco smoking that shouldn't be ... About 250 brands are on the market, with no restrictions on sales.

New Study Claims E-Cigarette Vapor No More Dangerous Than Air
The Daily Caller (blog) - July 17, 2015

"Decades ago, the tobacco industry tried to fool us into believing that filtered cigarettes were a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, and now they're making the same claims about e-cigarettes," said Leno. …

EDITORIAL: Still blowing smoke over e-cigs
Press-Enterprise - July 17, 2015

Leno aims to do, against all reason, is classify e-cigarettes as "tobacco products," bringing them under a regulatory designation shared by the traditional ...

Altria expands research and licensing agreement with Philip Morris ...
Richmond Times-Dispatch - July 17, 2015

Tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. sells electronic cigarettes under the MarkTen brand ... technology and licensing for e-vapor products, or electronic cigarettes, ...

E-cigarette users catching up with smokers: Number of 'vapers' in UK tripled from between 2012 and 2014 to reach 2.1million
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk) - July 17, 2015

There could be almost as many electronic-cigarette users as traditional tobacco smokers by 2018, a study says. The number of e-cigarette users - also known as 'vapers' - tripled from 700,000 to 2.1million between 2012 and 2014, according to charity Action

The Rising Popularity of Rechargeable E-Cigarettes Will Drive the ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) - July 17, 2015

Technavio, a tech-focused research firm, has published a new report on the global lithium-ion battery market for e-cigarettes, which is expected to grow at a ...

E-cigarette, smoking age bills revived in Legislature
San Francisco Chronicle - July 17, 2015

After several antitobacco bills stalled in the state Legislature, California lawmakers said Thursday that they will revive the proposals in special session in order to bypass their reluctant colleagues. Among the bills being brought back to life is a mea

Solano Coalition For Better Health: The lowdown on e-cigs
Vallejo Times Herald - July 17, 2015

"E-cig," "vape," "technofogger," "hookah pen." By now, you've probably heard about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). "It's healthier" "It helped me quit smoking" ...

Anti-tobacco initiative puts teens undercover
Camarillo Acorn - July 17, 2015

She also supports Los Angeles' ban on e-cigarettes in public and hopes the ban will spread throughout the state. Traditional tobacco may be dangerous, ...

Honor Village For E-Cig Ban
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online - July 17, 2015

Arlington Heights' decision to add e-cigarettes to the local no-smoking ban has won the village the title .... ARTICLE: Arlington Hts. Bans E-Cigs In Public Places ...

Oak Park Village Hall Goes Tobacco Free | Oak Park-River Forest, IL ...
Patch.com - July 17, 2015

Tobacco use, including smoking, chewing tobacco and using electronic ... As a Village ordinance, the tobacco-free policy is now part of official Village Code.

Will Rochester follow metro ban of fruity tobacco?
Post-Bulletin - July 17, 2015

Is the sale of flavored tobacco products in gas stations the next target in the ... "hookah" tobacco, smokeless chewing tobacco, little cigars and e-cigarette liquid.

Little effect seen in ban on indoor e-cigarette use ...
Westfair Online - July 16, 2015

According to a December federal study, e-cigarette smoking among high school ... after New York City enacted a similar law banning e-cigarettes in April 2014. ... ban on e-cigarettes in all indoor places where smoking is already banned.

Sulphur council introduces ordinance for 'negative pressure smok ...
KPLC-TV - July 16, 2015

The smoke free-air ordinance prohibits smoking, including e-cigarettes and vaping in public places. Smokers must keep at least 25 feet away from main ...

Iowa City includes e-cigarettes in public smoking ban
Fairfield Ledger - July 16, 2015

Iowa City includes e-cigarettes in public smoking ban. Jul 16, 2015. IOWA CITY (AP) - Those places where smoking is banned in Iowa City are now off limits to ...

Mercer Board sets administrator's compensation package
Aledo Times Record - July 16, 2015

The board tabled a new tobacco policy that would have banned the use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from all county ...

E-cigarette restrictions among six tobacco bills proposed for special ...
Los Angeles Times - July 16, 2015

A week after a similar bill failed, state lawmakers on Thursday revived a proposal that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, including ...

Exploring SA's Fledgling Vaping Scene
San Antonio Current (blog) - June 17, 2015

When Kimberley Velasquez started vaping six years ago, electronic cigarettes were scarce in San Antonio. Velasquez, director of inbound sales at Career Point ...

Fightin Phils add ballpark vape lounge
Ballpark Digest - June 17, 2015

While smoking has been prohibited inside FirstEnergy Stadium for several years, as per a City of Reading Ordinance, the Reading Fightin Phils have always felt ...

Forum editorial: ND law is clear on e-cigs
INFORUM? - June 17, 2015

It's been stressed before, but in light of the growing use of e-cigarettes by youth and adults, ..

E-cigarettes get break
East Side Review News - June 17, 2015

And, taking exception to Tartan High School students who testified in support of the ban for their anti-smoking advocacy group, Sindt said e-cigarettes offer an ...

Nicotine poisonings rise in Minn. youth
Winona Post - June 17, 2015

With sweet smelling flavors reminiscent of watermelon, gummy bears and cotton candy, there's a reason why nicotine poisonings by e-cigarettes and e-juice are ...

E-cigarettes included in new Michigan State campus-wide ban of ...
MLive.com - June 17, 2015

EAST LANSING - Use of any tobacco product - including e-cigarettes and other vaporizers - will be banned on Michigan State's campus starting in August ...

E-Cigarette use in indoor public areas banned in Washtenaw County
Heritage Newspapers - June 17, 2015

Tobacco specialty shops and retailers specializing in e-cigarettes or other electronic smoking devices will be exempt from the changes, which also won't ...

Kansas e-cig tax could e-vape-orate the industry
Watchdog.org - June 17, 2015

UP IN SMOKE: An impending tax on e-cigarettes could harm businesses that sell them. ... Les Donovan introduced an additional tax on electronic cigarettes.

Zoeller asks feds to regulate e-cigarettes
nwitimes.com - June 16, 2015

"Providing the same regulation of e-cigarettes as we do other tobacco products ... E-cigarettes work by heating liquid nicotine into a vapor that often is artificially ...

Greenwood cracking down on smoking in parks
Fox 59 - June 16, 2015

The parking lot is on city property, where smoking is already banned. ... On June 1, the council voted to add e-cigarettes to the city's existing ban on smoking in ...

Attleboro outlaws sale of e-cigs to minors
The Sun Chronicle - June 16, 2015

ATTLEBORO - The window is closing fast for city kids who buy a variety of nicotine-laced products, ranging from electronic cigarettes to gum. City councilors ...

Anne Michaud: Vaping is a new rite of passage for teens
Lincoln Journal Star - June 16, 2015

But unlike smoking, vaping has no cancer-causing tar, and the nicotine ... The country of Wales just outlawed vaping in public places that ban tobacco use, including pubs, restaurants and offices. The state of Nevada banned sales to minors.

Ohio Senate OKs restrictions for e-cigarette liquid
AP - Associated Press - June 16, 2015

Ohio senators have passed a bill to require liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes to be sold in child-resistant packaging. …

Reuters: Electronic Cigarette Use Soars in 2015
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet) - June 16, 2015

n online Reuters/Ipsos poll of 5,679 Americans suggests electronic-cigarette usage is significantly higher than government estimates. ... Although the Reuters data may not support e-cigs as a cessation device, vaping products could threaten sales of more

GLANTZ: More evidence that e-cigs are depressing quitting smoking in the real world
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - June 16, 2015

American Journal of Public Health that adds to the evidence that e-cigarette use is depressing quitting smoking cigarettes. This paper follows several hundred college students over 3 years...authors found that among young adults who were smoking at base…

UN Aviation Agency Bans E-Cigarettes in Checked Bags
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr) - June 16, 2015

The International Civil Aviation Organization announced Monday a ban on e-cigarettes in checked baggage, following reports they have sparked fires in the cargo area of aircrafts. Airline passengers and crew are encouraged instead to carry the devices in

From headphones to e-cigs and vaccines, American Medical ...
Charleston Post Courier - June 16, 2015
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From headphones to e-cigs and vaccines, American Medical Association issues policies on prevention. Jun 16 2015 6:00 am. The AMA is asking for a warning ...

Vaping advocate says Howard council should take inspiration from ...
Baltimore Sun - June 16, 2015

A law passed by the Baltimore City Council last November bans smoking of electronic cigarettes in most of the city's public places, with an exception for bars and ...

E-cigs with nicotine could help women quit smoking - NZ research
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz) - June 16, 2015

But the required nicotine-containing liquid was not legally for sale in this country, although electronic cigarettes were, said study co-author Professor Randolph Grace from the Canterbury University Psychology Department. Some people were ordering the

New study finds E-cigarettes may increase nicotine dependence and attractiveness of smoking
Brisbane (QLD) Times (au) - June 16, 2015

A new study has found a chemical additive commonly found in e-cigarettes could play a role in tobacco dependence and increase the attractiveness of smoking among youth. The study, published in the Tobacco Control journal, examined the role of pyrazine a

Should You Smoke Your E-Cigarette at Your Desk?
MainStreet - June 16, 2015

NEW YORK (MainStreet) - The burning question for many employees who have switched to vaping their electronic cigarettes is whether their boss will allow ...

A Warning to Pet Owners Who Use E-Cigarettes
Care2.com - June 16, 2015

As electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming more popular, exposures to animals are increasing as the types of exposures have changed. E-cigarettes ...

Technology advances keep midstate school leaders ever vigilant
Macon Telegraph (blog) - June 16, 2015

"I had a new student come in and wanted to know if they could have electronic cigarettes," she said. "The schools have had to deal with that a little bit more this ...

Iowa City Council considers including e-cigarettes in tobacco policy
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette - June 16, 2015

On Tuesday, the City Council will hold the first of three readings for a public health and safety ordinance that would fill in the gaps of the 2008 Iowa Smokefree Air Act and city code, which prohibit smoking tobacco products in almost all public places ...

Vaping advocate says Howard council should take inspiration from ...
Baltimore Sun - June 16, 2015

A law passed by the Baltimore City Council last November bans smoking of electronic cigarettes in most of the city's public places, with an exception for bars and ...

House Passes Bill to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
WTAJ - June 16, 2015

That includes all electronic cigarettes and other related vaping products. The bill would add nicotine delivery products to the list of tobacco products that are ...

Opinions clash on expanding indoor smoking ban to e-cigarettes
PennLive.com - June 16, 2015

Pennsylvania's indoor smoking ban could expand to electronic cigarette users if a ... Electronic cigarettes similarly would be banned in those scenarios as well.

Store owner asks Mercer County BOH to reconsider e-cigarette ...
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - June 16, 2015

Under an amended clean air ordinance recently passed by the board of health, e-cigarettes would be limited to the same places where smoking regular cigarettes is allowed. One part of the ... The ordinances were amended June 10.

Editorial: E-cigarette ban model others should follow
Greenfield Daily Reporter - June 15, 2015

Greenwood included electronic cigarettes or vaping in the current smoking ban, which prohibits smoking in certain public places, including restaurants, building ...

Wayne County supervisors target E-cigarettes
Finger Lakes Times - June 15, 2015

In extending the ban to E-cigarettes, the law cites preliminary studies suggesting ... traditional tobacco products are banned, the use of E-cigarettes causes fear, ... laws governing indoor smoking bans and create an enforcement 'nightmare' by ...

A local look at new laws out of this legislative session
Knoe.com - June 15, 2015

That tax also will raise the price of e-cigarettes and vapor products. And some of you aren't too happy about it. "I think they should have balanced the budget by ...

Editorial: E-cigarette ban model others should follow
Greenfield Daily Reporter - June 15, 2015

Greenwood included electronic cigarettes or vaping in the current smoking ban, which prohibits smoking in certain public places, including restaurants, building ...

Ban Flavored E-cigarettes?
Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog (blog) - June 15, 2015

Cities and states around the country are considering banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The city of Minneapolis, for instance, is considering legislation on the issue this week. In my letter to the bills sponsors I explain why doing so would actually undermine public health. ...

Possible e-cig ban
UI The Daily Iowan - June 15, 2015

Electronic-cigarette users may soon find themselves vaping under the same rules as cigarette smokers in Iowa City. At its meeting Tuesday, the Iowa City City Council will hold the first of three votes on whether to prohibit using e-cigarettes in places where it is currently illegal to smoke traditional cigarettes.

E-cigarettes a safer choice? Think again
India Today - June 15, 2015

A simple search on the internet for electronic, or e-cigarettes, throws up a wide variety of choices of online shopping sites to buy them from. Often marketed as ...

Buckland convenience store fined for selling E-cigarette to minor
MassLive.com - June 15, 2015

Ayers said e-cigarette, electronic cigarettes that have no tobacco but deliver nicotine, have become increasingly popular. "They're continuing to be a problem," ...

RI Senate passes e-cigarettes bill
Legal News Line - June 15, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - The Rhode Island State Senate recently passed a bill that requires child-resistant packaging for electronic cigarettes, ...

Fannin County commissioners adopt ordinance banning smoking & vaping
KXII-TV - June 15, 2015

FANNIN COUNTY, Texas -- The City of Bonham banned smoking in public places in May, and now Fannin County is following suite. Monday morning commissioners voted to adopt the same smoking ordinance Bonham is enforcing. It is now illegal to smoke and vape in county buildings.

So where can you still vape?
BBC Online - June 15, 2015

... The train company is the latest in a long list of organisations to ban "vaping". It joins sports stadiums, high street shops and some hospitals. The bans are controversial. In most cases, they aren't on health or legal grounds, but for the comfort of ...

Is Vaping E-Liquid Really Safer Than Smoking Tobacco?
The Inquisitr - June 14, 2015

Nicotine is an alkaloid which is found in tobacco plants and all the nicotine in electronic cigarettes is extracted from these plants. While nicotine does have ...

Add e-cigarettes to Clean Air Act
Albany Times Union ( blog) - June 14, 2015

There is other important legislation waiting to be passed as well A.5955-A/S.2202-A. This legislation would add e-cigarettes to the state's Clean Indoor Air Act, ...

Bridgeville library adding more honorary bricks
Tribune-Review - June 14, 2015

The smoking of electronic cigarettes indoors could be limited in Pennsylvania under a House bill that will receive a hearing at 11 a.m. Monday before the House ...

Tobacco debate will be relit Tuesday night
Worcester Telegram - June 13, 2015

In Worcester, the City Council appears poised to adopt additional regulations governing smoking and the sale of tobacco products in the city. The city has had a tobacco control ordinance in place since 2011. Two amendments that should have an impact include one prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes or e-cigars wherever smoking is currently prohibited, and another that includes those products in the definition of tobacco products.

E-Cigarettes Cause Dependence Just Like Tobacco
Capitalberg - June 13, 2015

The journal Tobacco Control published a striking piece on this subject, and it seems that the results are not satisfying at all. There is a substance nameD pyrazine, which is extremely addictive, that is to be found even in low-tar ones. So, bad, bad news! This substance explains actually why so many people that trying to quit smoking are not at all successful in doing so.

Expansion of Pennsylvania's indoor smoking ban to be revisited
PennLive.com - June 12, 2015

The House of Representative's Health Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday to revisit the issue of expanding the state's Clean Indoor Air Act and close exemption loopholes. Under Murt's amendment, the indoor smoking ban would be extended to bars with food sales making up less than 20 percent of total sales, casino gaming floors, hotel rooms, outdoor patio areas at food or drinking establishments and private clubs. Use of electronic cigarettes would also be banned in those scenarios as well.

Dakota County news briefs: Lakeville residents can weigh in on e-cigarettes
Minneapolis Star Tribune - June 12, 2015

Lakeville residents who want to express their opinions on the length of the mayors term and extending restrictions on indoor smoking to e-cigarettes can do so at the City Council meeting Monday.

Signs of the times: E-cigs not welcome in Coquitlam facilities
The Tri-City News - June 12, 2015

Anyone looking to light up an e-cigarette or a personal vaporizer in a civic building or outdoor pool area in Coquitlam will be asked to take it outside. Signs are expected to go up in the coming weeks prohibiting the devices, which simulate smoking but, unlike traditional cigarettes, only emit vapours, not smoke. The popularity of the products has outpaced government regulation and rules about where a person can vape are still unclear.

Increased PEI tobacco restrictions unnecessary, says retailer
CBC.ca - June 12, 2015

The legislation tabled Tuesday would ban flavoured tobacco and treat e-cigarettes like other tobacco products. Advocates of the new rules say surveys show ...

Editorial: Get a grip on e-cigarettes
Calgary Herald - June 12, 2015

E-cigarettes are often used by smokers to kick or reduce their habit. But while the devices are a big improvement over tobacco, and reportedly far less hazardous ...

E-Cigarettes Maker Models Supply Chain on Electronics Industry
Wall Street Journal - June 12, 2015

VMR Products LLC, a leading manufacturer of electronic cigarettes, is taking cues on supply chain management from consumer electronics manufacturers like Apple Inc.

Pregnant women may be unaware of possible e-cigarette risks
Jamestown Sun - June 12, 2015

Almost half of the group of 316 pregnant women also believed e-cigarettes were less harmful to their fetuses than traditional cigarettes, when in fact the safety of ...

Vaping, other smoking alternatives are gaining popularity and helping some kick the habit
AL.com - June 12, 2015

Perhaps nothing sends people to the fainting couch faster than smoking these days. Heck, just the idea someone within a country mile might be puffing away on anything resembling a lung dart is enough to give some a scorching case of the vapors. Maybe that's why this activity is called "vaping" in the first place.

Delaware Senate passes indoor e-cigarette ban
The News Journal - June 12, 2015

Senate lawmakers passed legislation Thursday that adds e-cigarette devices to Delaware's Clean Indoor Air Act, but would exempt vape shops from such a ban. The measure, which passed 13-7, with one not voting, saw several amendments defeated. One would have exempted cigar shops from the ban, and another would have exempted taprooms and taverns. The measure now heads to Gov. Jack Markell, who has said he will sign the bill.

Lawmakers agree to tax changes as part of budget deal
New Orleans CityBusiness (blog) - June 12, 2015

Here is a list of the bills included in the package, passed this week, and what they will do: CIGARETTES: Increase Louisianas cigarette tax by 50 cents per pack, raising it to 86 cents per pack, less than originally sought by the Senate and more than originally sought by the House. Also raises taxes on e-cigarettes and vapor products. (House Bill 119)

Montgomery County: public e-cigarette ban now in effect
ABC2 News - June 12, 2015

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - It is now illegal to smoke electronic cigarettes in Montgomery County in public places. A bill banning electronic cigarette use in public places where traditional tobacco smoking was already banned passed the Montgomery County Council in March and goes into effect Friday.

Cancer Society Praises Westchester's New E-Cigarette Law
The Daily Voice - June 12, 2015

The American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network is praising a new Westchester County law that will control the use of e-cigarettes. County Executive Rob Astorino signed into law a bill that will limit the places e-cigarettes can be used.

Is Pittsburgh's e-cigarette culture flourishing?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - June 12, 2015

Mike Chroma stood behind a glass counter displaying batteries, small tanks and mouthpiece-shaped drip atomizers all parts to electronic cigarettes. He walked to the back counter to answer a ringing phone under a line of shelves containing various e-liquids.

Janesville City Council to consider banning e-cigarette use on city ...
Janesville Gazette - June 11, 2015

After a string of complaints about e-cigarette use inside Hedberg Public Library and the senior center, the city will consider banning use of the devices in city and school buildings.

Vaping added to Mercer County Clean Indoor Air ordinance
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - June 11, 2015

BLUEFIELD - Mercer County users of electronic nicotine devices, also known as vaping devices, will now have to limit their vaping to areas designated for smoking in public. Electronic nicotine devices, also known as e-cigarettes, were added Wednesday to Mercer Countys indoor air regulations. The Mercer County Board of Health voted unanimously to add e-cigarettes and their definition to the county ordinances regulating smoking in public places.

Iowa City Council to vote on e-cigarette ban next week
Iowa City Press Citizen - June 11, 2015

The Iowa City Council next week will consider a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes in places where it's illegal to smoke tobacco products.

Will E-Cigarettes Replace Traditional Cigarettes?
Benzinga - June 11, 2015

The popularity of vaporizer pens, or e-cigarettes, has soared over the past few years, as smoking bans have been enacted and public preferences have shifted ...

Additives in light and e-cigarettes may harm efforts to 'kick the butt'
Business Standard - June 11, 2015

A new study has revealed that pyrazine additives in low tar "light" and e-cigarettes may be reinforcing the addictive qualities of nicotine and should be strictly ...

Revealed - why e-cigarettes can't really help you quit smoking
TheHealthSite - June 11, 2015

Washington, Jun 11: A new study has revealed that pyrazine additives in low tar 'light' and e-cigarettes may be reinforcing the addictive qualities of nicotine and ...

E-cigarette company moving to Mesa over tax fights
azcentral.com - June 11, 2015

According to a new study, vapor from electronic cigarettes harms human cells in a way ... tried unsuccessfully to treat and tax e-cigarettes more like traditional tobacco. ... Critics say young people are drawn to sweet-flavored juices sold in vape ...

Treating e-cigs like tobacco
Chico News & Review - June 11, 2015

Some people view electronic cigarettes as a healthier alternative to tobacco. Not Natalie. She joined KLEANKids Leading Everyone Against Nicotineat Bidwell Junior High. As the year progressed, she learned more about e-cigarettes.

Smoking ban for city parks moves forward
Journal Advocate - June 11, 2015

STERLING - The City of Sterling Parks, Library and Recreation Board is moving forward with a non-smoking policy for parks. He provided the board with a packet of information about smoking and e-cigarettes from Northeast Colorado Health Department and asked them to provide ...

Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center becomes tobacco-free ...
McDuffie Mirror - June 11, 2015

In an effort to encourage health care workers to put down their cigarettes, Fort Gordons Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center becomes tobacco-free June 30. Eisenhowers new policy bans use of all nicotine products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless and chewing tobacco, in addition to electronic cigarettes, on the hospital campus and outlying buildings, according to a news release. It applies to all employees, patients and visitors.

FHSU to enforce campus-wide tobacco ban
Hays Daily News - June 11, 2015

For those who smoke, there will no longer be a designated area to light up a cigarette on the Fort Hays State University campus starting July 2016. Actually, all forms of tobacco, whether smoked or smokeless, will officially be prohibited under the upcoming policy. That includes e-cigarettes and vaping devices.

State Sen. Jason Lewis seeks higher taxes on flavored cigars
Wicked Local Winchester - June 11, 2015

More recently, the Board of Health voted to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, blunt wraps and hookah pens, which will take ...

Tougher tobacco laws now in effect in Cambridge
Wicked Local Cambridge - June 11, 2015

The amended ordinance will also treat e-cigarettes as tobacco products. ... and cigarette vending machines; sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes, except ... sale of flavored tobacco products, except menthol, in retail establishments except ...

Nicotine poisonings jump among young kids; MN health officials ... [AUDIO]
Minnesota Public Radio News - June 11, 2015

Armed with data showing a big jump in nicotine poisonings of children, Minnesota health officials Wednesday warned of the dangers of concentrated liquid nicotine found in electronic cigarettes.

Westchester e-cigarette ban signed into law
Mid-Hudson News - June 11, 2015

WHITE PLAINS - Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino has signed into law a measure that adds e-cigarettes to the list of smoking products that are now banned in workplaces, restaurants and bars.

House panel OKs mandate for child-resistant packaging, warning labels on liquids used with e-cigs
Winston-Salem Journal - June 11, 2015

Legislation has cleared a second House step to mandate child-resistant packaging and warning labels on liquids used with electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. The House Commerce and Job Development committee on Wednesday unanimously recommended Senate Bill 286. It now goes to the Judiciary II committee.

E-cigarettes regulations to tighten in PEI
Journal Pioneer - June 11, 2015

E-cigarettes regulations to tighten in P.E.I.. Published on June ... There will also be advertising restrictions for both flavoured tobacco and e-cigarette products.

Students face e-cigarette confusion without formal Calgary Board of Education policy
MetroNews Canada - June 11, 2015

The Calgary Catholic School Division, meanwhile, banned electronic cigarettes from its school properties last year, barring kids from bringing vaporizers to class ...

REHIS call for e-cigarette regulation and enclosed public place ban
stv.tv - June 11, 2015

A leading health organisation has called on Scotland to draft legislation banning the use of electronic cigarettes in enclosed public places. Similar proposals are ...

Research shows most children do not regularly use e-cigarettes
Cancer Research UK - June 11, 2015

The survey in August and September 2014 was the first time questions on electronic cigarettes were included. Earlier research has also shown there are around ...

Wales to ban e-cigarettes in enclosed public places
Health24 - June 11, 2015

The Welsh government said on Tuesday it would bring in a law to stop the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces and indoor public spaces, becoming the first ...

Legislators To Debate Over State's Smoking Ban
WBIW.com - June 10, 2015

Legislators will reopen the debate over Indiana's smoking ban this summer. A study committee will examine whether Indiana's three-year-old ban on smoking in restaurants and workplaces should expand to cover bars and casinos. But Clere says legislators may be willing to take a closer look at another study topic: vaping, This year's General Assembly passed a law imposing health and safety standards on e-cigarette manufacturing. But a proposal by Attorney General Greg Zoeller to add vaping to the smoking ban and subject e-cigarettes to the cigarette tax went nowhere.

Los Gatos shorts: Vaping regulations set to take effect
San Jose Mercury News - June 10, 2015

An amendment to the town's smoking ordinance takes effect June 18, which means going forward electronic cigarettes will be regulated in the same manner as traditional cigarettes. Hookahs and other so-called "vaping" devices are also covered by the revised ordinance.

Committee votes to include e-cigarettes, vaping within Chico's smoking prohibitions
Chico Enterprise-Record - June 10, 2015

The committee voted 2-1 with Andrew Coolidge dissenting to modify the city's smoking regulations to include vaping and e-cigarettes, with a clause to model the ...

Vaping is a new rite of passage for teens
Newsday - June 10, 2015

I took my first puff of an e-cigarette this week, and I can understand the appeal. Filled with a mint-strawberry flavored "juice," the battery-powered vape pen ... But many officials changed their tune when vaping became crazy popular -- with teens. Now, the younger and older generations are stepping a familiar dance. We say, be careful, it could be dangerous. They say, this belongs to us. I'll take this back if vaping is proven harmful, but for now I say it's vital that we give young people an opportunity to define themselves and introduce something new, rather than to automatically shut it down without evidence.

Landlords happy allowing e-cigs in their pubs
Plymouth Herald - June 10, 2015

The landlord of The Fortescue, on Mutley Plain, Steve Smith says e-cigarettes can help people quit and he would oppose a ban in pubs.

It makes no sense to treat e-cigarettes in the same way as tobacco
Herald Scotland - June 10, 2015

Where on earth does banning vaping fit into this? Treating the use of e-cigarettes in the same way you treat actual cigarettes is about as stupid a public health ...

ASA bans five e-cigarette ads for appealing to under 18s
Marketing - June 10, 2015

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned five ads by Hubbly Bubbly, the e-cigarettes company, for being irresponsible. The ads featured on social media sites and on the Hubbly Bubbly website. One featured Zayn Malik, the former One Direction boyband star, and singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, referring to the celebrity fans of the product.

Nick Curtis: It's a drag, but we should ban vaping in public
Evening Standard - June 10, 2015

E-cigs are an alternative to cigarettes a good one, perhaps, but still a make-do choice until you can wrap your gob around the real thing. Such artefacts ...

So Where can you still vape?
BBC News - June 10, 2015

Electronic cigarettes are to be banned on Southern trains from late July 2015. The train company is the latest in a long list of organisations to ban "vaping". It joins sports stadiums, high street shops and some hospitals.

Could Burton and South Derbyshire follow Wales and ban e-cigarettes from public places?
Burton Mail - June 10, 2015

Following the news that East Staffordshire Borough Council and South Derbyshire District Council had both banned the used of e-cigarettes on their premises, ...

Poll: Should e-cigarettes have the same restrictions at tobacco?
shropshirestar.com - June 10, 2015

They are marketed as the safe way to quit smoking but now e-cigarettes are ... Government said it wants to bring the devices in line with existing smoking laws.

Op-Ed: Use of e-cigs in public spaces to be banned in Wales
Digital Journal - June 10, 2015

Cardiff - The Labour controlled devolved government in Wales, UK, announced, June 9, that it would seek to introduce a wide ranging ban on e-cigarettes in ...

Calgary committee supports public ban of e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
Globalnews.ca - June 10, 2015

... of Calgary is one step closer to banning the use of e-cigarettes in public places. ... ban on e-cigarette use in public places as well as a ban on sales to minors.

SMCDSB expands no-smoking policy to include e-cigarettes
New Tecumseth Free Press - June 10, 2015

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) prohibition on smoking "in all premises and on all properties, owned and/or operated by the ...

Calgary one step closer to banning vaping in the same way as smoking
MetroNews Canada - June 10, 2015

E-cigarette use in public re-normalizes smoking and could reverse the gains that have been made in creating a smoke-free society, Hagen said. But Sean ...

E-cigarette usage surges in past year: Reuters/Ipsos poll [VIDEO]
Reuters TV - June 10, 2015

Significantly more Americans are using electronic-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

One in Ten Americans Now Vape But Most Also Use Regular Tobacco Products
TIME - June 10, 2015

A poll of 5,679 Americans conducted by Reuters found 75% of people who use electronic cigarettes or other vaporizing devices continue to also smoke traditional tobacco products. The poll indicates that this population of vapers is now up to roughly 10% of U.S. adults and 15% of U.S. adults under the age of 40. This number represents a significant rise from 2013, when the U.S. government estimated the figure to be about 2.6% of Americans. Almost 70% of this polls e-cigarette users claim to have started in the last year.

10% of US adults are now 'vaping'
Business Insider - June 10, 2015

E-cigarettes are metal tubes that heat liquids typically laced with nicotine and deliver vapor when inhaled. Almost 70% of current users started in the past year ...

Regulations, taxes on e-cigarettes are excessive
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online - June 10, 2015

The Gazette recently posted an opinion on the banning of e-cigs indoors by the council, as needed or as should be, if I recall. The so called emperors Thereof ...

Child nicotine poisonings in Minnesota rise sharply
Increase is linked to wider use of e-cigarettes and vaping juice
Minneapolis Star Tribune - June 10, 2015

The Minnesota Poison Control System saw a 35 percent jump in e-cigarette and e-juice poisonings among children from birth to 5 years old between 2013 and 2014, according to data released by the state Health Department. This marks the second year of what the department is calling significant increases in nicotine poisonings related to e-cigarette products, which can contain fatal doses of nicotine for children.

N.J., states should raise e-cigarette age to 21, nation's largest doctor group says
NJ.com - June 10, 2015

TRENTON With the popularity of electronic cigarettes soaring among teenagers, the nation's largest physician association Tuesday urged state lawmakers ...

Field for Akron mayoral primary growing
WKSU News - June 10, 2015

An Ohio legislative panel plans to review a bill that would require liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes to be sold in child-resistant packaging. E-cigarettes ...

Highland Village City Council Approves First Read of E-Cigarette Ordinance
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - June 10, 2015

At their May 9 meeting, the Highland Village city council passed their first read of an amendment to the Health and Sanitation Ordinance relating to the use of e-cigarettes. The amendment categorizes e-cigarettes as the "smoking of tobacco products" within the ordinance.

County board hears redevelopment plan
Daily Union - June 10, 2015

Also Tuesday, the board updated its Smoke Free Air Act to include prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes and electronic delivery devices within county-owned ...

Lawmakers should allow indoor sampling of 'vaping' products ...
OregonLive.com - June 9, 2015

When she signed House Bill 2546 last month, Gov. Kate Brown gave her blessing to a well-intended overreach. The new law appropriately bars the sale of "vaping" devices and liquids to people under the age of 18, and if the legislation had stopped there no one would have had cause for complaint. Shaped by a desire to treat vaping just like smoking, however, the legislation included an indoor-use ban that applies even to vape shops, whose owners have cried foul. They have a point, and the Legislature owes both them and their customers better.

City of Minneapolis Proposes Restrictions on Flavored Tobacco
FOX 21 Online - June 9, 2015

It seeks to put sharp restrictions on the sale of products like e-cigarettes and flavored ... If put into effect, the ordinance would only allow flavored tobacco sales at ...

San Diego Committee Considers Loosening Tobacco Restrictions, Adding E-Cigarette Rules
KPBS - June 9, 2015

The city of San Diego's Public Safety Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a new tobacco ordinance. It would lift a 1,000-foot buffer zone around schools, playgrounds and other youth-oriented facilities that prohibits retailers from selling tobacco products. It would also strike advertising regulations within the buffer zone and a requirement that cigarette ads be in black and white. Last summer the National Association of Tobacco Outlets sent a letter to the city pointing out that the rules were likely unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down similar rules in Massachusetts in 2001, saying they violated commercial speech protections. But the amended ordinance would bring e-cigarettes and vaping accessories under city regulation for the first time.

Legal age for e-cigarettes should be 21, American Medical Association says
Bayoubuzz - June 9, 2015

A year after Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a law prohibiting sale of electronic cigarettes to people under 18, the American Medical Association is advocating raising ...

E-cigarettes: The debate gets cloudier
BBC News - June 9, 2015

What will be legal in Cheltenham will not be across the River Severn in Chepstow. Drivers pulling in for a break on the M4 at Magor services will find they can't do what they could back at Membury. That will be the reality if the Welsh government's Public Health Bill, with its plans to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places, becomes law.

E-cigs to be banned indoors?
Bitterwallet - June 9, 2015

So what's the craic? Well, the Welsh Government wants to start treating e-cigs like cigarettes, with new proposals which a part of a new Public Health Bill. Theres other ideas about making it illegal to sell tobacco to under-18s and bringing in licensing laws for tattooists.

Welsh government draws up plans to stub out e-cigarettes
Digital Spy UK - June 9, 2015

Other proposals include compulsory licensing of tattooing, acupuncture and body ... as a ban on the sale of nicotine and tobacco products to people under 18.

Business owner decries Calgary's proposed rules for e-cigarettes
CBC.ca - June 9, 2015

Half of the people interviewed felt it was a "nuisance" being around vapers, and the majority said they were opposed to the "use of e-cigarettes in any indoor ...

Pointe-Claire bans e-cigarettes in public spaces
Montreal Gazette - June 9, 2015

Pointe-Claire is the latest municipality in the Greater Montreal area to ban electronic ... in vapour instead of smoke have been banned at all municipal buildings, ...

There's Bad News for People Who Think E-Cigarettes Are the Safer Alternative
Mic - June 9, 2015

E-cigs may be a good way to step down from regular tobacco consumption, but anyone considering taking up vaping should be aware there's probably no such ...

AMA Strengthens Policy on Electronic Cigarettes to Further Protect Youth
Digital Journal - June 9, 2015

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 09, 2015) - With the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes among the nation's youth, the American Medical Association (AMA) today adopted new policy to further strengthen its support of regulatory oversight of electronic cigarettes. The policy calls for the passage of laws and regulations that would: set the minimum legal purchase age for electronic cigarettes and their liquid nicotine refills at 21 years old; require liquid nicotine to be packaged in child-resistant containers; and urge strict enforcement of laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to minors.

Vaping bans: irrational and illiberal
Spiked - June 9, 2015

E-cigarettes are widely acknowledged to be safer than tobacco cigarettes. ... of e-cigs including billboard advertising and giving out free samples and, ... When smokers puff on a tobacco cigarette, they initially experience it as a stimulant.

Television Ads for e-Cigarettes Should Cease
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association - June 9, 2015

Sen Barbara Boxer (D, Calif) urged executives of 5 of the largest e-cigarette companies to stop advertising their products on television.

Nottingham professor's concerns over e-cigs ban
Nottingham Post - June 9, 2015

... University of Nottingham's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, fears the ban on the use of the electronic cigarettes in enclosed spaces in Wales could be ...

Interview: E-cigs a 'consumer-driven' revolution born from a bad dream
Yahoo! Maktoob News - June 9, 2015

Before Hon Lik invented the e-cigarette, a device now shaking up the Big Tobacco industry, he was a pharmacist in China struggling to quit a two-to-three pack a day smoking habit.

Internal Affairs Committee to consider adding e-cigarettes to Chico's smoking bans
Chico Enterprise-Record - June 9, 2015

Electronic cigarettes may be added to the citys smoking regulations, pending a discussion by the Internal Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

Vassar College's smoke-free campus policy takes effect next month
Mid-Hudson News - June 9, 2015

... smoking products, including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, and any non-FDA-approved nicotine delivery devices or products such as e-cigarettes.

Albany County votes to ban indoor e-cigarette use
Olean Times Herald - June 9, 2015

ALBANY (AP) Vapers in the Albany area may soon have to take their electronic cigarettes outside after local lawmakers voted to ban them in any areas where traditional smoking is already prohibited.

Upper Arlington, Ohio Joins 21 Movement
The Cigar Authority - June 9, 2015

The Upper Arlington City Council voted 7-0 to ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The law also includes e-cigarettes. The law goes ...

Calgary committee considers tough new rules on e-cigarettes, vaping
Globalnews.ca - June 8, 2015

... recommendations that e-cigarettes be treated like tobacco products so they'd be ... ban on e-cigarette use in public places as well as a ban on sales to minors.

Southern Rail to ban electronic cigarettes from trains and platforms
Evening Standard - June 8, 2015

Passengers travelling on Southern Rail services are to be banned from using electronic cigarettes from next month. The rail operator, which runs trains on major ...

Why Banning E-Cigarettes Is Not the Solution to Reducing Smoking Prevalence
Apex Tribune - June 8, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, also dubbed as e-cigarettes, have become more prevalent among smokers in the past five years, so much that this group has become a substantial minority.

Don't ban e-cigarettes, sell them under tight regulation
Sydney Morning Herald - June 8, 2015

Over the past ten years, a substantial minority of cigarette smokers in many countries have turned to electronic (e-) cigarettes in an attempt to quit smoking or as an alternative to smoking some or all of the time. In 2013 around 600,000 Australian smokers had tried e-cigarettes, while there are currently around 2.6 million e-cigarette users in Great Britain.

Nicotine-Free E-Cigarette Vapor Also Damages Lung Cells
Lung Cancer News Today - June 8, 2015

In an article titled Endothelial disruptive pro-inflammatory effects of nicotine and e-cigarette vapor exposures , published in the American Journal of PhysiologyLung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, a team of researchers explains that nicotine causes damage to the lungs in any form. Further, non-nicotine e-cig cigarettes alos cause lung damages, although further research is still required.

Board of Health Mulls Change to Tobacco Sale Age
Patch.com - June 8, 2015

The most notable change is the age regulation that would change the restriction to purchase tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21. Supporters for the change ...

Salem City Council to weigh plan for bicycle routes
Statesman Journal - June 8, 2015

Bicycle boulevards, smoking bans and possible changes to parking along the ... The city could also debate and vote on an ordinance that would ban smoking on ... known as electronic cigarettes, would also be banned under the ordinance.

Lawmakers propose 45 percent tax on e-cigarettes, liquid nicotine [VIDEO]
KIRO Seattle - June 8, 2015

Stores selling liquid nicotine and e-cigarettes have popped up everywhere since electronic cigarettes have gained popularity. The tobacco-less products ...

Vapor product tax, raising smoking age still alive in Legislature
Bellingham Herald - June 7, 2015

The state House may have agreed on a plan to tax vapor products and liquid nicotine, and part of it involves raising the smoking age for traditional cigarettes to 19.

Kansas Senate approves tax increases, state budget
Kansas City Star - June 7, 2015

The bill would also raise taxes on cigarettes 50 cents a pack on July 1. Starting a year later, the state would tax the liquids used in electronic e-cigarettes at 20 cents per milliliter.

Vaping takes hold in NEPA, health benefits hazey
Scranton Times-Tribune - June 7, 2015

Vape culture comes with a loathing of cigarettes and the addictive power it once ... I came to the conclusion that I would die from cigarette smoking, said Mr. Cellar, ... expressed in milligram, typically from 3 to 12, that gets added to flavored juice. ... Nicotine, whether in liquids or tobacco, constricts blood vessels, increases

Concerns cloud e-cigarette craze
Lynchburg News and Advance - June 6, 2015

E-cigarettes are small hand-held, battery-powered devices in some cases shaped like cigarettes that heat a liquid solution referred to as juice and comprised of glycerin, propylene glycol, flavorings and possibly nicotine. Upon combustion, the juice becomes an aerosol that users inhale before exhaling a plume of white vapor. Numerous retail vaping shops have opened across the Lynchburg area in recent months.

Lawmaker seeks to ban smoking in car with kids
Press of Atlantic City - June 6, 2015

Joseph Vitale said the measure he introduced last month would protect children from being exposed to tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in confined ...

Sandoval signs more bills into law
Elko Daily Free Press - June 6, 2015

Senate Bill 225: This bill prohibits selling vapor products (including e-cigarettes) and alternative nicotine products to children under 18 years old and also places the regulation of such products under the Nevada Attorney General's Office.

West St. Paul looks to extend liquor sale hours, revise tobacco licensing
East Side Review - June 6, 2015

... , the West St. Paul City Council joined a handful of Minnesota cities in passing a ban on in-store sampling of tobacco-related products, including e-cigarettes. So when Alex Kolyszko, manager of Vape Pros on South Robert Street, submitted a request that flavor sampling be allowed, his proposal didnt make it very far at the May 26 council meeting.

Will Louisiana tobacco taxes rise? Issue at center of state budget fight
NOLA.com - June 6, 2015

They also approved new taxes for other types of tobacco -- such as vapor products, cigars, electronic cigarettes, snuff and other forms of smokeless tobacco.

Senate punts tax debate; House goes home til Monday
Topeka Capital Journal - June 6, 2015

That version would raise the state cigarette tax by 50 cents per pack and begin taxation of e-cigarettes. The cigarette tax would rise to $1.29, which would add ...

Column: Greenwood's e-cigarette ban serves as useful model
The Republic - June 6, 2015

Electronic cigarettes have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years as cities and towns restrict smoking in public. But the health effects of the ...

Good, bad, dubious -- work's almost done
CT Post - June 6, 2015

Pending schedules, a special session is likely to take place in a week or so. ... distinctions regarding use of e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco products in ...

Some of the bills advancing in California Legislature
Santa Cruz Sentinel - June 6, 2015

SB140 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces.

Anti-smoking laws in New York still hazy about e-cigarettes
Times Herald-Record - June 6, 2015

Our policy on e-cigs is the same as for regular cigarettes: No smoking on the buses, said George Grieve, president of Short Line and general manager of Coach USAs Northern District. The bottom line is that other people should not have to breathe e-cigarette emissions in workplaces and public places, said Bronson Frick, associate director of the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. Its more than a nuisance; it can be a health hazard.

Royal Navy to let sailors smoke e-cigarettes on nuclear submarines as they aren't a fire risk
Mirror.co.uk - June 6, 2015

Sailors are set to be allowed to puff e-cigarettes in their nuclear submarines. The move follows a fugitive whistleblower claiming unauthorised vaping was a safety risk.

New law might not even let vendor demonstrate e-smoke
Guelph Mercury - June 6, 2015

New provincial legislation regarding the sale and promotion of e-cigarettes may undermine a recently established Guelph business operating as a vapour lounge and retail outlet for the devices.

Bangor Considers Ban on 'Vaping' in Public Places [AUDIO]
Maine Public Broadcasting - June 5, 2015

Bangor could soon become the second Maine city to pass an ordinance banning "vaping" in public places. Vaping is where a nicotine-infused, flavored solution is put into a vaporizer or e-cigarette where it gets heated and is then inhaled.

E-cigarette bill welcomed by campaigners
Scotsman - June 5, 2015

Anti-tobacco campaigners have welcomed the tabling of the Scottish Government's e-cigarettes bill, which they said was a careful balancing act between ...

Activists happy with ban on sale of e-cigarettes in Nagpur
NYOOOZ - June 5, 2015

NAGPUR: On World No-Tobacco Day, the state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave anti-tobacco activists a gift by making sales of e-cigarettes illegal in ...

Weighing in on new e-cig rules
www.norfolknews.ca/ - June 5, 2015

The new regulations treat e-cigarettes much like conventional cigarettes, banning their sale to anyone younger than 19 and regulating their promotion and ...

America's First Certified Organic E-Cigarette Vaping Liquid Is Here
Modern Farmer - June 5, 2015

While the jury is still out on the long-term safety of electronic cigarettes (instead of smoking, you vape), one company in California has taken steps to ensure that ...

Expert argues against smokescreen on e-cigarette research
Medical Xpress - June 5, 2015

E-cigarettes containing nicotine cannot legally be sold in Australia. "We should not have to choose between banning e-cigarettes completely and selling them ...

E-cigarette users often believe devices will help them quit tobacco
KTTC - June 5, 2015

E-cigarette users are much more hopeful that the devices will help them quit smoking than the general public is, including people who just smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes, according to a new French survey.

California May Raise Smoking Age To 21
Tech Times - June 5, 2015

The California State Senate has voted to approve a bill to raise the minimum legal age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products from the current 18 years to 21. In a related action, the California Senate also voted to approve a bill that would subject e-cigarettes to the same licensing requirements as tobacco products and ban them from the same smoke-free areas in bars, restaurants hospitals and other public and work places that currently disallow cigarettes.

OP-ED | Nobody Scores! The Winners and Losers of Session 2015
CT Newsjunkie - June 5, 2015

Vapers E-cigarettes will now face the same restrictions as regular cigarettes. Good. Towns and cities The cap on car taxes passed in the budget has a lot of ...

Kansas House Rejects Sales Tax-Heavy Plan
KCUR - June 5, 2015

Eventually we're going to tax e-cigarettes, Donovan said. It's going to be a much bigger part of the smoking arena. Andy Marso is a reporter for KHI News ...

Cancer Action Network Urges Astorino OK Of Westchester's E-Cigarette Ban
The Daily Voice - June 5, 2015

A nonprofit, advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society is praising a measure that, if signed into law in Westchester County, will curb the use of e-cigarettes in workplaces, restaurants and bars. Michael Davoli, of the Cancer Action Network, said the move by the Westchester County Board of Legislators will protect residents from second-hand exposure to nicotine and other potentially harmful chemicals.

Rhode Island Senate approves ban on electronic cigarettes at public schools
Greenfield Daily Reporter - June 5, 2015

State senators have signed off on a bill that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes at all Rhode Island public schools and require child-resistant packaging for the liquid used in e-cigarettes and similar devices.

American River College to join ranks of nonsmoking campuses
Sacramento Bee - June 4, 2015

ARC will prohibit smoking, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and similar products throughout the campus starting Jan. 1. The ban extends to outdoor spaces, ...

EDITORIAL: Lawmakers fixated on smoking
Press-Enterprise - June 4, 2015

Senate Bill 140, also by Sen. Leno fortunately term-limited in a year would regulate e-cigarettes as cigarettes. Except e-cigarettes arent cigarettes because they dont contain tobacco. And as Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff of Diamond Bar noted, E-cigs are used by people trying to kick the tobacco habit. These and hundreds of other bills are more evidence the state needs to return to a part-time Legislature to limit such mischief.

Hermosa Beach City Council roundup
Beach Reporter - June 4, 2015

A scheduled public hearing to discuss amending current municipal code forbidding cigarette sales to minors to include the sales of e-cigarettes and expand the definition of smoking to include e-cigarettes was rescheduled to July 14. No reason was given for the delay, and no written or verbal public comment was submitted. The item first appeared on the April 28 Council meeting agenda.

Don't ban e-cigarettes, sell them under tight regulation
The Conversation AU - June 4, 2015

Over the past ten years, a substantial minority of cigarette smokers in many countries ... Banning a less harmful product (e-cigarettes) while allowing the most harmful (tobacco cigarettes) to be ... At the point of sale, purchasers would be told:

Proposed e-cigarette law opposed by Fredericton business
CBC News (ca) - June 4, 2015

A Fredericton business owner is taking to the internet to try and fight proposed legislation that would treat e-cigarettes as regular cigarettes. Evan Hovey, the manager of New Beginnings Vape Studio in Fredericton, has started a petition against the…

Vapers Believe E-Cigarettes Will Help Quit Tobacco
Physicians News Digest - June 4, 2015

e-cig E-cigarette users are much more hopeful that the devices will help them quit smoking than the general public is, including people who just smoke ...

Assembly passes bill banning smokeless tobacco at ballparks
Sacramento Bee - June 4, 2015

... Assembly floor, he had taken amendments that narrowed the legislation's scope by exempting e-cigarettes and by allowing tobacco use at non-professional ...

No smoking, no vaping: Greenwood adds e-cigarettes to ban, first ...
Vincennes Sun Commercial - June 4, 2015

E-cigarettes have been added to the smoking ban in Greenwood - the first local ... The city included electronic cigarettes or vaping in the current smoking ban, ..

Tobacco and e-cigs now banned on UMass Dartmouth campus
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times - June 4, 2015

effective June 1. The University developed an accessible smoking cessation program to help current smokers quit since announcing the new campus-wide smoking policy in May 2014.

Worcester tightening tobacco, smoking regulations
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette - June 4, 2015

A City Council subcommittee has advanced a series of amendments to the city's tobacco control ordinance meant to eliminate the exposure of secondhand smoke at city-owned buildings and facilities, and prohibit the use of e-smoking devices in smoke-free ...

Bill to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors Greenlighted for House ...
bradfordtoday - June 3, 2015

HARRISBURG - Legislation sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes and other related "vaping" products to minors was ...

Senate Follows House's Lead: Votes To Ban E-Cigarettes in Many ...
Hartford Courant - June 3, 2015

Senate Follows House's Lead: Votes To Ban E-Cigarettes in Many Public ... a bill that makes e-cigarette smoking subject to many of the same restrictions ... In accordance with this type of thinking, florescent lights of any kind need to banned next. ... bans the use of electronic cigarettes in state buildings, restaurants, schools, ..

How nicotine and e-cigs (even without nicotine) damage lung cells (which helps explain reduced lung function)
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - June 3, 2015

Here is the bottom line: "These results suggest that soluble components of e-Cig, including nicotine, case dose-dependent loss of lung endothelial barrier function, associated with oxidative stress and brisk inflammation." These results are consistent…

Vape Organics Announces the First USDA-Certified Organic Nicotine for e-Cigarettes Consumers Can Now Vape with Confidence and Peace of Mind
PR Newswire - June 3, 2015

it has formulated the first USDA-certified organic, USP grade nicotine which is now incorporated into its e-juices for electronic cigarettes. Through this innovation, consumers can now vape with confidence and peace of mind, knowing that they are using a

CASA bans e-cigarettes from check-in luggage
Australian Aviation - June 3, 2015

CASA bans e-cigarettes from check-in luggage ... "Electronic smoking devices must not be placed in luggage which is being checked-in and carried in the ...

Sorry, Your E-Cigarette Habit Doesn't Come Without...
POPSUGAR - June 3, 2015

Battery-powered e-cigarettes were initially revered as a healthier alternative and method of therapy to help the addicted quit smoking, but according to research ...

E-cigarettes getting attention from federal government, state ...
Cadillac News (subscription) - June 3, 2015

As for the legislation on the prohibition of the sales of e-cigarettes to minors, ... They examined how e-cigarette vapor compared to tobacco smoke by testing how ...

Heartland Daily Podcast - Jeff Stier: FDA vs. E-Cigarettes
Somewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog) - June 3, 2015

Under the proposed rule, the FDA would have authority over e-cigarettes despite the fact that the devices have been widely touted as successful smoking ...

Letters to the Editor: Support law to limit e-cigarettes
The News Journal - June 3, 2015

The people of Delaware have enjoyed clean indoor air for many years and now that big tobacco has pivoted to e-cigarettes our law needs to keep pace.

An apple a day, and e-cigarettes
Quad City Times - June 3, 2015

Now, on to another topic: e-cigarettes. I've been harping on this for several years, as evidenced by the ton of anti-Zorba mail I get on e-cigs. It seems that many of ...

Health Advocates See Tobacco Tax Benefits Slipping Away
HPPR - June 3, 2015

In addition to the 50-cent tax increase on a pack of cigarettes, Donovan's plan would impose a new tax on electronic cigarettes. The "e-cigarettes" convert liquid ...

Attleboro hearing finds no opposition to banning sale of e-cigarettes ...
The Sun Chronicle - June 3, 2015

ATTLEBORO - A law that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes or other nicotine delivery products to anyone younger than 18 is on track for approval in two ...

Senate votes to ban powdered alcohol, e-cigs for minors
Fenton Tri County Times - June 3, 2015

The states of Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, South Carolina and Vermont have already banned powdered alcohol. The states of Minnesota, Ohio and New York ...

Westchester County bans indoor e-cigarette use
CNYcentral.com - June 3, 2015

The move expands the county's smoking ban to include e-cigarettes and other ... The state Legislature is considering a statewide ban on indoor e-cigarette use.

State Minimum Age and Flavor Ban Bill Update
CSPnet.com - June 3, 2015

New York: Prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products (excluding the flavors ... of different tobacco-related bills including a cigarette/little cigar tax increase of 33 ... pass a bill that would have levied a 92% excise tax on electronic cigarettes.

Senate Passes Bill Protecting Public Against Exposure to E-Cigarettes
CA Senator Mark Leno - June 2, 2015

Senate Bill 140, authored by Senator Mark Leno, addresses growing health concerns related to e-cigarettes by ensuring they are accurately defined as tobacco products and fall under the state's existing smoke-free laws.

LABOR LAW: To avoid cubicle steam pressure, send vaping outside
Press-Enterprise - June 2, 2015

But businesses would be wise to add vaping to the general office ban on smoking, two experts advise. Vape pens are "one more thing to add to the HR plate," ..

Electronic cigarettes safer than tobacco, says Vitality Institute
BDlive - June 2, 2015

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that mimic smoking behaviour ... control of tobacco products with interventions such as taxes and advertising bans, and ...

After Deadline | When Spell-Check Can't Help
New York Times (blog) - June 2, 2015

Opponents of electronic cigarettes, which include many public health officials, hope that the center will treat these new devices like it treats cigarettes: taking ...

Vuse overwhelming e-cig competition
Richmond.com - June 2, 2015

There were some initial scoffers when Susan Cameron, CEO of Reynolds American Inc., described the company's first electronic cigarette, Vuse, as a "game ...

San Jose, Calif. Could Make Tobacco Sampling Illegal
halfwheel.com - June 2, 2015

The ordinance also includes electronic cigarettes and other nicotine delivery devices. San Jose is the third largest city in California with a population just over ...

Vaping culture grows, but risks are not known
Indiana Gazette - June 2, 2015

Then she tried those electronic cigarettes that produce a steamy vapor instead of smoke. Click, just like that, she went from more than a pack of smokes a day to ...

Bangor to consider vaping ordinance
Bangor Daily News - June 2, 2015

BANGOR, Maine - The City Council will consider an ordinance to prohibit "vaping" via electronic cigarettes and other devices in all public places where state ...

Shrewsbury Board of Health Updates Selectmen on Tobacco-control ...
Community Advocate - June 2, 2015

... all retail stores selling them; a complete ban on e-cigarette sales to children; and limiting ... sales to adults only and only where smoking is not already banned.

Vaping Revisited
Scarsdale 10583 - June 2, 2015

Vaping is using an electronic device (called a vape pen, e-hookah, hookah stick, hookah pipe, or e-pen) to heat a tobacco-free liquid (usually called e-liquid) for ...

Legislators update smoke free work site laws to include e-Cigarettes
Lewisboro Ledger - June 2, 2015

In a unanimous vote, Westchester County legislators updated the County's Smoke Free Work Site Laws to include electronic cigarettes during the June 1st ...

Westchester lawmakers include e-cigarettes in smoke-free worksite ...
Mid-Hudson News - June 2, 2015

WHITE PLAINS - Electronic cigarettes will now be banned along with regular buts as part of Westchester County's smoke-free work site laws. The Board of ...

Inspections of illegal tobacco sales to youths to include e-cigarettes
La Crosse Tribune - June 2, 2015

Retail clerks, be forewarned: Get ready to check the ID of a baby-faced customer trying to buy e-cigarettes, or even somebody who may look 30 but you suspect ...

Howard council to consider vaping ban for public places
Baltimore Sun - June 1, 2015

The Howard County Council is considering a ban on smoking electronic cigarettes in public places. Councilman Jon Weinstein, a Democrat from Ellicott City, ...

Vinnie Jones in 1.2m KIK E-Cigarettes advertising campaign
bdaily - June 1, 2015

Manchester-based Vape Nation Ltd which trades under the brand KIK E-Cigarettes made history in November 2014, when it aired the ever first advertisement on national TV to show people vaping, an action that had never been seen before in a TV commercial.

Sale of electronic cigarettes labeled illegal in Maharashtra
Gazette Herald - June 1, 2015

PUNE: Sale of digital cigarettes (e-cigarettes) containing nicotine has been formally labeled 'unlawful' in Maharashtra. To rein within the rampant use of the ...

New smoking rules applauded by Waterloo Region public health
Waterloo Record - June 1, 2015

Restrictions on e-cigarette use particularly caught their attention. They can no longer be used in designated non-smoking areas. That includes restaurant patios, sporting areas and park playgrounds under previous changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.

Inside Critics' Choice TV Awards: 11 Things You Didn't See on TV
SFGate - June 1, 2015

Nearby, Lorre's Big Bang Theory actor Johnny Galecki and his guest are sucking on e-cigs inside the ballroom. Also Read: Critics' Choice Awards Nudge ...

University of New Haven to ban tobacco products campus-wide
WTNH - June 1, 2015

The University of New Haven is kicking off a campus-wide ban on all tobacco products with a celebration on Monday. As of June 1 the university is banning and tobacco as well as electronic cigarettes on its campuses in West Haven and Orange. The policy applies to all outdoor ...

All Joliet Junior College Locations Going Smoke Free July 1
Chicago Tribune - June 1, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, Joliet Junior College, along with all state-supported institutions of higher education, will become a smoke-free campus following the ...

Smoke and mirrors: Fear-mongering used to try to ban e-cigs from indoor spaces
WatertownDailyTimes.com - June 1, 2015

A one-size-fits-all approach to public health regulations where much remains unknown about the potential benefits is rarely a good idea. But this is what some ...

OU isn't just blowing smoke on its upcoming campus-wide smoking ban
The Post - June 1, 2015

Starting in August, Ohio University students will not have the option to light up a cigarette on campus, as OUs Tobacco-Free Initiative goes into effect. The Tobacco-Free Initiative encompasses all nicotine, tobacco-derived and plant-based products, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookah and ...

Hair, fireworks, alcohol, more: Texas lawmakers did a lot to affect ...
Dallas Morning News - June 1, 2015

Vaping: If you're younger than 18, your access to e-cigarettes just got smoked. A law signed by Abbott will prohibit sales to minors. It takes effect Oct. 1.

Clark County's E-Cig Law Goes Into Effect Monday
OPB News - May 31, 2015

New rules that would regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco cigarettes go into effect Monday in Clark County, Washington. The new ordinance prohibits smoking e-cigarettes in public places. One exception to the law is that e-cigs can be smoked in dedicated vaping shops. Theresa ...

Greenwood mulls e-cigarette ban
Indianapolis Star - May 31, 2015

Greenwood's City Council is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes in restaurants, workplaces and other public places. Supporters say e-cigarettes carry ...

Flavoured tobacco ban in Nova Scotia comes into effect today
CBC.ca - May 31, 2015

Nova Scotia's ban on the sale of flavoured tobacco products comes into effect today. The ban, which includes menthol products, is being challenged by Imperial ...

Flavoured tobacco sales banned tomorrow in Alberta
630ched.com - May 31, 2015

Hoffman says the government is also taking a closer look at other types of smoking like hookahs and vaping, but can only act on what they know. Right now i'm ...

Changes introduced to the Tobacco Sales Act
Sackville Tribune Post - May 31, 2015

a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and their liquids to persons under 19 years of age; vapour shops will have age and promotion restrictions; the sale of smoking ...

E-cigarettes inflame DC debate
The Hill - May 31, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration is pushing ahead with a proposed rule that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18 and prohibit sales in vending machines. But to the dismay of many health activists, the rule does not address online sales or television advertising for e-cigarettes, though the FDA has said future action is possible. The proposed rule, which the agency released in April 2014, is a deeming regulation that gives the FDA the authority to regulate all tobacco products, including cigars, electronic cigarettes, pipe tobacco and certain dissolvable products like nicotine gels, among other things.

Kate Brown signs e-cigarette crackdown: This week in new Oregon laws
OregonLive.com - May 30, 2015

Crackdown on "vaping": House Bill 2546, signed May 26, makes the act of puffing on electronic cigarettes or related devices while indoors whether on the job, or at a bar or restaurant an official crime starting Jan. 1, 2016. The bill also makes Oregon the 42nd state to ban the sale of vaporizers, nicotine liquid and other accessories to minors.

North Carolina legislators approve electronic cigarette tax
Charlotte Sun Times - May 30, 2015

Sales of e-cigarettes have grown dramatically and are expected to surpass traditional cigarette sales within a decade, yet they remain largely unregulated.

Newton Town Council Rejects Vapor Store Ordinance
TAPinto.net - May 30, 2015

Ordinance 2015-15 is about the amending of the town code of the town of Newton to permit vapor stores and tobacconists as principal permitted used in T-4, T-5, and SD-3 zones, per the attachments packet supplied for the meeting. After hearing all the publics comments and concerns, as well as discussing it amongst themselves one more time, the Town Council cast a unanimous vote. A motion was made to reject the ordinance as it was and to remove it from the table. Ordinance 2015-15 is no more. To see more on this ordinance or any other ordinance visit www.newtontownhall.com ...

No smoking on LLCC campus effective July 1
The State Journal-Register - May 30, 2015

Lincoln Land Community College trustees have approved a policy change to bring the college into compliance with the new Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act ...

Support e-cigs and their many benefits
Statesman Journal - May 30, 2015

If you follow the money trail on the opposition to electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), you will find major, powerful cigarette companies behind the push to ban the e-cigs ...

E-Cigarettes Can Save Lives, Taxpayer Dollars
Human Events - May 30, 2015

Proponents of e-cigs say they're not as dangerous to smokers, and do not produce secondhand smoke. Polly Kreisman has more from New York, which may ...

Smoking, vaping and nicotine: Joe Nocera
OregonLive.com - May 30, 2015

"We need a national debate on nicotine," said Mitch Zeller. Zeller is the director of the Center for Tobacco Products, a division of the Food and Drug Administration created in 2009 when Congress passed legislation giving the FDA regulatory authority - at long last! - over cigarettes. In addition, the center will soon have regulatory authority over other tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, which have become enormously controversial even as they have gained in use. Through something called a "deeming rule," the center is in the process of asserting that oversight over e-cigarettes.

Is nicotine addiction bad for your health?
The Japan Times - May 30, 2015

Its a debate that has been aggravated by the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes tobacco-free gadgets people use to inhale nicotine-laced vapor, which have helped some people quit smoking. The idea of nicotine as relatively benign goes against the negative image of the drug that built up over the decades when smoking rose to become an undisputed health threat. We need to de-demonize nicotine, said Ann McNeill, a professor of tobacco addiction and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at Kings College London, who has spent her career researching ways to help people quit smoking.

Legislators worked together for public safety and privacy
Clark Fork Valley Press - May 29, 2015

Diane Sands (D-Missoula), Montana has joined the vast majority of states in prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes and vaping equipment to minors.

Fair Trade Commission to Investigate E-cigarette Nicotine Content
The Korea Bizwire - May 29, 2015

SEJONG, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) As several electronic cigarettes sold in Korea are reported to contain different nicotine content from what is claimed on the ...

E-cigarettes to face limitations in Manitoba, Report
Canada News - May 29, 2015

Manitoba Healthy Living Minister Deanne Crothers said a new law will restrict how e-cigarette products are promoted, likely ban the sale to minors and their use ...

Flavoured tobacco ban introduced in New Brunswick
CBC.ca - May 29, 2015

The New Brunswick government is snuffing out sales of all flavoured tobacco in the province, including menthol, Health Minister Victor Boudreau announced on Friday. The legislative amendments will also ban the sale of e-cigarette and e-juices to ...

Warning over shisha and e-cigarettes as doctors reveal they damage the heart and those who smoke hookah inhale MORE toxins than cigarettes
Daily Mail - May 29, 2015

Shisha and e-cigarettes are bad for the heart, top cardiologists have warned.

E-cigarettes not "particularly" effective as quitting tool: survey
GlobalPost - May 29, 2015

BRUSSELS, May 29 (Xinhua) -- A survey published on Friday by the European Commission showed that among e-cigarettes users, only 14 percent were able to ...

Practical guidance to ensure safe use of flavourings in e-cigarettes
News-Medical.net - May 29, 2015

The first practical guide to ensure the safe use of flavourings in e-cigarettes has been published (Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology DOI: ...

E-Cigs May Be A Good Short-Term Treatment To Quit Smoking
Youth Health Magzine - May 29, 2015

A new study has found out how e-cigarettes can help individuals quit smoking for good. However, they suggest that it should be used for short term abstinence ...

Age to buy tobacco in Walpole upped to 21
Wicked Local Walpole - May 29, 2015

The Board of Health unanimously voted to approve more strict tobacco control regulations on Tuesday increased the legal age to buy cigarettes in Walpole to 21. The new regulations are aimed at reducing teenage smoking. They new rules also ban the use of e-cigarettes wherever cigarettes are prohibited and no one under 21 may have tobacco products on school property or within 500 feet of school property.

Gill, Mass. Approves Tobacco Purchase Age Increase
halfwheel.com - May 29, 2015

Its certainly not the biggest score for the anti-tobacco groups in Massachusetts, but theres another town in the Bay State that will soon be increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21. At the Gill Board of Healths meeting on Tuesday, a number of changes to the towns tobacco regulations were up for consideration, including the age increase and a ban on flavored tobacco and blunt wraps, all of which passed.

Local Health Officials Pleased with ECigs Bill
KBND - May 29, 2015

BEND, OR -- It is now illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to minors in Oregon. Governor Kate Brown signed the bill into law this week, creating a statewide policy instead of forcing cities to come up with individual ordinances to regulate these vapor cigarettes. She tells KBND the new law is a two-pronged approach. "First, it will prohibit the sale to minors of these inhalant devices or any chemicals that can be sent through these delivery devices. It also prohibits vaping in public places where smoking is prohibited."

E-cigarette advocates oppose ban
McMinnville News-Register - May 29, 2015

The Yamhill County commissioners got an earful from electronic cigarette users and vendors during a Thursday hearing on a proposed ban. The commissioners are considering addition of e-cigarettes to their existing ban on the use of tobacco products in county buildings, including the courthouse. And they drew nothing but opponents Thursday.

Board backs smoking ban in Seattles parks
The Seattle Times - May 29, 2015

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners on Thursday endorsed Mayor Ed Murrays controversial proposal to ban smoking completely in city parks. The new rule won't apply to vape pens and electronic cigarettes because city officials believe those products can help people quit smoking cigarettes. Violating ...

Ethics panel wants details on whether county attorney approved sheriff's e-cigarette sales to inmates
Murfreesboro Post - May 28, 2015

The Rutherford County Ethics Committee wants to know whether the county attorney gave Sheriff Robert Arnold approval to sign a contract with JailCigs to sell e-cigarettes to jail inmates. Either Arnold received the go-ahead from the county attorney's office to sign a JailCigs contract, as he said in media reports, or the county attorney told him not to ink the deal, Ethics Committee member Brad Turner said Thursday. "Somebody's not telling the truth," said Turner, a Rutherford County commissioner from Smyrna, who contended such a move without the County Commission's approval would be a clear ethical violation.

Pacific University to go smoke-free on Sunday, May 31
OregonLive.com (blog) - May 28, 2015

Smoking of any kind on Pacific University's Forest Grove Campus will be prohibited beginning Sunday, May 31 as a result of a university policy change made last year. The ban includes smoking of all tobacco products, as well as hookah and e-cigarettes. Additionally, the use of all types of tobacco products, including smokeless ...

Wheaton council talks plans to regulate e-cigarette sales, indoor use
Suburban Life Publications - May 28, 2015

The city council may soon be participating in the electronic cigarette debate and likely restricting e-cigarette use.

Letters: Tread carefully in regulating e-cigs
National Post - May 28, 2015

The initial concern e-cigs could be a gateway to tobacco smoking has been shown to be incorrect. Even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's data on youth ...

Legislation on way that could affect use of e-cigarettes in Manitoba
CTV News - May 28, 2015

Legislation is on the way that would amend the Non-Smokers Health Protection Act. That's the law that banned smoking in all indoor public places.

Video: How tobacco companies, anti-smoking groups have become ...
Economic Collapse News - May 28, 2015

Anti-smoking groups have long campaigned and lobbied Washington to tax and/or ban tobacco cigarettes. Public officials acquiesced to these demands.

FDA Going 'Full Speed Ahead' on E-Cig Regulations
American Spectator (blog) - May 28, 2015

"If e-cigarettes help smokers reduce consumption of more harmful tobacco or maybe even allow them to quit cigarettes, even if e-cigarettes themselves are ...

E-cigarettes - do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Lexology (registration) - May 28, 2015

The aim of the review was to understand whether e-cigarettes help smokers stop or cut ... Some countries have banned the use of e-cigarettes altogether, such as ... Others have imposed a total ban on the sale, importation and distribution of ...

N.C. House committee favors tougher rules on e-cig liquids
Greensboro News & Record - May 28, 2015

The bill's sponsors said it represents the logical next step in reducing potential public health harm from e-cigarettes and vaporizer devices. They said the bill is ...

Local laws could limit tobacco sales to 21 and up
Columbus (OH) Dispatch - May 28, 2015

A statewide push to raise the minimum age for tobacco sales is beginning in central Ohio suburbs. Upper Arlington is set to vote next month to prohibit the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products and e-cigarettes to anyone younger than 21. Bexley is ...

Law sees 'vaping' same as smoking
Statesman Journal - May 27, 2015

While many states have banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, Oregon is the fifth ... House Bill 2546 bans sales of e-cigarettes to minors, vaping in cars in the ...

E-cigarette bill signed by Gov. Brown
Tillamook Headlight Herald - May 27, 2015

"This bill will ensure that we're treating e-cigarettes the same as regular cigarettes, and that kids and the public will be protected from their negative health ...

Upper Arlington moves toward age hike for buying nicotine products
ThisWeekNews - May 27, 2015

"We know the decrease in smoking in this age group will help saves lives." ... Councilman Kip Greenhill, who championed getting the ordinance to council, ...

E-cigarette use by youth increases
The Daily News - May 27, 2015

He said a serious concern is that someone could be smoking this in a restaurant, ... ordinance to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in public places within city limits.

Funding for E-Cigarette education
WXII The Triad - May 27, 2015

With e-cigarette use booming by teens, advocates are are urging lawmakers to refund education programs about the dangers of e-cigarette use; Bill O'Neil has ...

Newton rejects vapor, tobacco store zoning
New Jersey Herald - May 27, 2015

The rejection came after a passionate plea from counselors from The Center for Prevention and Counseling who said the use of electronic cigarettes by teens ...

News of Record & Legal Notice Summary
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide - May 27, 2015

For unlawful sale or distribution of tobacco or electronic cigarettes to a minor, ... BLAINE COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION will hold a regular

E-cigarettes in the workplace
Lexology (registration) - May 27, 2015

The use of electronic cigarettes ("e cigarettes") in public places and in the workplace has given rise to numerous debates. Indeed, the legislative and regulatoryt

Warning labels rules for e-cig liquids advance
Winston-Salem Journal - May 27, 2015

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge and create a vapor that is inhaled. A vaporizer can be ...

It's hard to juggle with e-cigarettes
The Scotsman (uk) - May 27, 2015

The question of how we should respond to electronic cigarettes has divided the public health community. Passionate advocates on either side use the same information to conclude either that these devices could significantly reduce the smoking rate, …

VIDEO: Harm reduction / The opportunity: It's simple; we want to reduce the public health
British American Tobacco (BAT) - May 27, 2015

But many adults choose to smoke, so our top priority continues to be working towards reducing these risks and making available a range of less risky tobacco and nicotine-based alternatives.

Rules for warning labels on e-cigarette liquids advance
Winston-Salem Journal - May 27, 2015

Legislation has cleared the first House step for mandating child-resistant packaging and warning labels on liquids used with electronic-cigarette vaporizers.

Study reveals benefits of e-cigarettes
NYC Today - May 27, 2015

While public health experts have severely been criticizing the growing use of e-cigarettes, a new study has suggested that these battery-powered cigarettes can ...

Nicotine-Free E-Cigarette Vapor Damages Lungs
Gazette Review - May 27, 2015

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is showing that electronic cigarettes have now surpassed regular cigarettes among high ...

New Law Would Ban Indoor E-Cigarette Use, Sale to Minors
GoLocalPDX - May 27, 2015

A new law expected to be signed today by Governor Kate Brown would ban the use of e-cigarettes in any indoor area that is already smoke free under the ...

Dollywood strong on rides, short on musical performances
Houma Courier - May 27, 2015

I tend to lump together traditional smoking with its replacement, e-cigs, ... I've run across bans on both, except in designated "smoking areas" and "vaping areas," ...

Former smokers drop cigarettes but maybe not all the risks
La Crosse Tribune - May 27, 2015

Then she tried those electronic cigarettes that produce a steamy vapor instead of smoke. Click, just like that, she went from more than a pack of smokes a day to ...

POWELL - Powell's police chief is calling for the city council to ban ...
Casper Star-Tribune Online - May 27, 2015

POWELL - Powell's police chief is calling for the city council to ban electronic ... impossible for law enforcement to tell what someone's smoking in the device.

Vapor sales to minors in contention
Denton Record Chronicle - May 26, 2015

Thinking the 15-year-old had been smoking cigarettes, the Pilot Point ... sales and as a bill banning sales to minors statewide awaits the governor's signature. ... City Council passed a new smoking ordinance on April 21 that includes a ban on ...

Reader's view: E-cigs still are cigarettes
Duluth News Tribune - May 26, 2015

Banning e-cigs in public buildings shows kids they should not smoke. Allowing ... I realize e-cigs are a great way to steer away from smoking real cigarettes.

Indiana city proposes ban on e-cigarettes, vapers say not so fast
ErieTVNews - May 26, 2015

He personally wants to know more about the products before banning them in public ... "I'm not really sure what the health concerns are but the smoking ban ...

MacArthur: E-cigarette promising; don't vape on me
The Coloradoan - May 26, 2015

But the American Vaping Association (didn't you just know there would be such a trade group) is dedicated to promoting the battery powered, smoke-free ...

NOCERA: Smoking, Vaping and Nicotine
New York Times - May 26, 2015

"We need a national debate on nicotine,"...Zeller told me....he thinks there should be a recognition that different ways of delivering nicotine also come with different risks..."This issue isn't e-cigarettes," said Mitch Zeller. "It's nicotine."

Electronic cigarettes may lead to nicotine addiction
OUPblog (blog) - May 26, 2015

Many people are buying into the nonsmoking allure. E-cigarettes have quickly become a marketing marvel. In the U.S., sales escalated from 50,000 devices in ...

As youth vaping rises, teens cite the allure of flavors, tricks
Duluth News Tribune - May 26, 2015

Tarazon's embrace of such tricks reflects a growing trend among U.S. teenagers, whose use of e-cigarettes tripled in the last year alone. New research provided ...

Where there's vapor ... Electronic cigarette use causes concern ...
Kenosha News - May 26, 2015

It's official. Cigarette smoking isn't as cool as it used to be and kids aren't taking up that habit as they once did. That would be good news, except for what has ..

Ontario Bans E-Cigarettes From Non-smoking Areas
windsoriteDOTca News - May 26, 2015

The Ontario government is banning smoking of e-cigarettes at the same places where smoking tobacco products is currently illegal. The government passed the ...

Greenwood considers adding e-cigs to smoking ban
The Herald - May 26, 2015

Some members of the Greenwood City Council say they support the move that would add add e-cigarettes and vaping to the city's current smoking ban.

Rise of e-cigarettes alarms poison control experts
WRVO Public Media - May 26, 2015

As the use of smokeless e-cigarettes continues to grow, more and more liquid nicotine is ending up in the homes of Americans. And it's not safe, says Upstate ...

Powell police chief: Ban e-cigarettes for area youth
Powell Tribune - May 26, 2015

Powell's police chief is calling for the city council to ban electronic cigarettes for ... If they're smoking tobacco, we don't know it," he said, adding later, "without the ...

Tobacco compliance checks will now include e-cigarettes
The Sheboygan Press - May 25, 2015

"We started collecting data in 2011 on e-cigarettes, and we're seeing regular cigarette use among teens going down while use of e-cigarettes and vape pens is ...

Debate continues over regulating E-cigarettes
minbcnews.com - May 25, 2015

State lawmakers moved to ban minors from using electronic cigarettes. On a 37-0 vote, ... "This product is a fake cigarette that simulates the action of smoking.

Health advocates seeking to discourage teen use of e-cigs want ...
WRAL.com - May 25, 2015

From 2011 to 2013, the number of North Carolina high school students who started using electronic cigarettes rose by an estimated 352 percent, according to a ...

NJ working to reduce e-cigarette use among students
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - May 25, 2015

E-cigarette use among students in high school rose from 4.5 percent to 13.4 percent. Among middle school students, use rose from 1.1 percent to 3.9.

Officials in Indianapolis suburb considering whether to add e-cigarettes to city's smoking ban
AP - Associated Press - May 25, 2015

Some members of the Greenwood City Council say they support the move that would add add e-cigarettes and vaping to the city's current smoking ban. Councilman Ron Bates ... believes e-cigarettes could be just as bad for public health as smoking cigarette

E-Cig Ban For Kids Passes To Governor's Desk
WICS-TV - May 25, 2015

... to ban anyone from selling e-cigarettes to children under the legal age of 18. ... a petty offense, they say the intent is there to urge children against e-cigarettes.

For doctors only: Will you write prescriptions to buy e-cigarettes ...
Empire State Tribune - May 25, 2015

For some, e-cigarettes, are the only way to stop smoking; others just hope to lessen ... itself is illegal despite some retailers in New Zealand disregarding the ban.

Misinformation aids new smokers to take up e-cigarettes instead of ...
Herald Current - May 25, 2015

With the idea that smoking e-cigarettes is better and with no side effects at all, many non-smokers have taken to vaping even though health authorities debate ...

Are the Ads Right? The Battle Against Tobacco Rages On Against a New Threat
Science Times - May 25, 2015

While the ads might say that e-cigarettes are a much safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, recent studies are beginning to show that they contain chemicals that can be just as harmful to your health as smoking. One of the latest studies, publishe

The E-Cig Quandary
Harvard School of Public Health - May 25, 2015

or the best chance to get smokers to quit? Without the research needed to answer that question conclusively, public health officials and regulators are in a fix....STEEPEST RISE IN E-CIG USE IS AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH THE LEAST INCOME AND EDUCATION.

E-Cigs Versus Traditional Tobacco-What's Worse?
Science Times - May 24, 2015

Ironically, despite having the healthier e-cigarette alternative at hand, many are choosing to continue smoking conventional cigarettes. Authorities think this may ...

Push for e-cigarettes to be sold only by pharmacies
New Zealand Herald - May 24, 2015

The Government has been urged to consider restricting sales of nicotine electronic cigarettes to pharmacies, in a blog to be published today by public health experts.

Health Authorities assure that E-Cigarettes are healthier compared to regular cigarettes
The Standard Daily - May 23, 2015

Britain had only 2.1 million vapers at the end of 2014 and the numbers have bulged to 2.6 million in just five months. Interestingly, almost all of the members of ...

E-Cigarette - Good or Bad, The Devil's Alternative
The Westside Story - May 23, 2015

It is a chicken and egg situation. E-Cigarette is much healthier than an ordinary cigarette. E-Cigarette is less harmful than an ordinary cigarette. Both the statements are alike as chalk and cheese. While the first statement seems to make out that E-Cigarette is healthier than an ordinary cigarette or somehow it meant that cigarette is very healthy and e-cigarette is healthier. But that is how most e-cigarette manufacturers market their stuff.

Bill regulating vaping products goes to Gov.
Nevada Appeal - May 23, 2015

The Assembly on Friday passed SB225 adding electronic cigarettes, vapor ... systems to the laws regulating the sale and advertising of tobacco products.

Waynesville, NC Smoking Ban Passes
halfwheel.com - May 23, 2015

Last week, the Board of Alderman voted unanimously in favor of a smoking ban that will prohibit tobacco products including e-cigaretteson sidewalks, public ...

E-cigarettes: MPs have been banned from vaping anywhere in ...
Mirror.co.uk - May 22, 2015

This comes from an official note issued to politicians and staff which declares that "the use of electronic cigarettes is now prohibited across the Parliament Estate ...

Use of e-cigarettes up by 500000 in the UK
Times of Malta - May 22, 2015

Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Ash, said: The number of ex-smokers who are staying off tobacco by using electronic cigarettes is growing, showing just what ...

Nearly half of e-cigarettes sold in Japan produce carcinogen in vapor
The Japan Times - May 22, 2015

A health ministry research group found Thursday that four of the nine electronic cigarettes sold in Japan produce vapor with high levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.

As vaping culture gets hot, some drop cigarettes but maybe not all ...
Indiana Gazette - May 22, 2015

Until recently, e-cigarettes were synonymous with the cigarette look-a-likes sold alongside regular smokes in gas station convenience stores _ cig-a-likes, theyre called. Marketed by Big Tobacco, they are an acceptable alternative