Electronic Cigarettes News Archive

Jamil Khir: Vaping fatwa must be gazetted at states to be legal
The Star Online - March 22, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The edicts (fatwas) on vaping and smoking, among others, issued by the National Fatwa Council are not legally binding until they are gazetted at state level, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom …

Veterinarian: E-cigs are bad for your pet's health
WWMT-TV - March 22, 2016

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNLE 3) - E-cigarettes were first branded as a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes, but we're learning more about the ...

New method measures nicotine delivery from e-cigarettes
EurekAlert (press release) - March 22, 2016

The effectiveness of e-cigarettes as a smoking substitute will likely rely on whether they can consistently provide the amount of nicotine a smoker needs to resist the desire to return to traditional cigarettes. …

E-cigarettes not a safe alternative to tobacco
Bucks County Courier Times - March 22, 2016

… E-cigarettes, also known as "ENDS" (electronic nicotine delivery systems), vape pens, vape pipes, e-hookahs, and hookah pens, produce a vapor through a nicotine-infused liquid heated by a battery-powered element. When the nicotine is heated to a certain temperature, the person vaping inhales tiny particles that can deposit in the small airways of the lungs. E-cigarettes, like tobacco cigarettes, have been found to contain formaldehyde, diethylene glycol (a chemical used in antifreeze) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as toluene, a known carcinogenic. A new Harvard study identified the presence of diacetyl, a flavoring chemical, in over 75 percent of the e-cigarettes and refill e-liquid samples tested. The inhalation of this chemical was responsible for "Popcorn Lung" disease among workers at microwave popcorn manufacturing plants, causing permanent scarring of lung tissue and severe respiratory disease. In addition, nicotine, a highly addictive substance, has been shown to interfere with adolescent brain development, and to increase teens' vulnerability to alcohol and other drug addiction. Refill containers are not childproof. A break or spill can result in nicotine poisoning if liquid is absorbed through the skin. ...

Scorched lungs, scorched earth; tobacco threatens health, democracy: guest commentary
LA Daily News - March 22, 2016

California has long been a national leader in combating tobacco use. But being out front has never been easy. … Now a bill to raise the age to 21 statewide is headed for Gov. Jerry Brown's desk, along with five other anti-smoking bills that could save thousands of lives. So it's no surprise that the industry is now threatening a "scorched earth" campaign against democracy in our state. This came to light on March 11 when an email from an Altria lobbyist surfaced. It threatened advocates and lawmakers that the industry was "going to go scorched earth and we'll burn everything down." It went on to state the industry would use it's vast financial resources to make sure every initiative signature gatherer in the state would work only for Big Tobacco, killing efforts to fund health care and education. It concluded, "you can't say you were not warned." Does this sound like an industry you want to trust with your children's health - or with our democracy? Let's be clear about what the tobacco industry is trying to prevent - laws that will save people's lives. The Legislature closed loopholes in the smoke-free workplace law, added e-cigarettes to the smoke-free law, required all schools to be tobacco-free, and adopted other measures to help California will reduce youth tobacco use. …

Gardner Rejects While Prairie Village Approves Increasing Buying ...
KCUR - March 22, 2016

The Prairie Village City Council voted unanimously to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21, while the Gardner city ...




Smoking, e-cigs banned in WDM parks
DesMoinesRegister.com - March 21, 2016

All public parks in West Des Moines are now smoke-free. The City Council on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance that bans smoking in its 29 parks. It includes all tobacco- and nicotine-products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes. Food and Drug Administration-approved cessation aids, like patches or gum, are allowed. Signs outlining the new law will be posted in parks in the coming days. …

Vaping's effects still uncertain
Toronto Star - March 21, 2016

Dr. Vincent Maida objects to the Ontario government's latest proposal to regulate medicinal marijuana use in enclosed public places, which he views as unacceptable interference in patients' rights to take prescribed pain medication. It's a laudable and valid concern, yet it's also important to preserve the rights of others to control what they inhale…

Environmental, health groups call for litter-free, smoke-free Holy ...
Manila Bulletin - March 21, 2016

"We further advise those who are into e-cigarettes not to smoke in public as this can expose other people to secondhand emissions. Some studies have detected ...

No, New York Times, millennials are not at fault for the death of the workplace
The Guardian - March 21, 2016

I'd vape myself to death if it was allowed in my office, which it is not! Give me vape or give me death. This is America, dammit. Discriminate against me for being ...

Approved Anti-Smoking Bills Not Advanced To Governor
KPNS - March 21, 2016

The California legislature approved an aggressive package of anti-tobacco bills more than a week ago, but it still hasn't sent the measures to the governor. The package includes a measure that would raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. Hawaii is the only state that has such a law. Another bill would subject electronic cigarettes to the same restrictions as regular cigarettes. The tobacco industry has threatened to put a referendum on the ballot to nullify the laws. But it can't start the process until the governor signs the bills. Some speculate that Democratic leaders are holding on to them until the last possible minute. Once they send them to the governor, he'll have 12 days to take action. …

Smoking Vs. Vaping: Exchanging One Bad Habit For Another?
California Healthline - March 21, 2016

... and stuck with it, although he knew of the health dangers. Today, the 51-year-old said he's off cigarettes and credits electronic cigarettes for making it possible. ...

E-Cigarettes Dangers: E-Cigarettes Allegedly Poisonous For Pets
Parent Herald - March 21, 2016

E-cigarette users should be careful in using their vaporizers when there are pets around. Experts claim that the smoke emitted from these e-cigarettes are very poisonous for cats and dogs. Wink News reported that the Pet Poison Helpline in Naples, Florida has noted a 400 percent increase in pet poisonings linked to e-cigarettes. "It's a very real ...

Legislation at Statehouse would increase cigarette purchasing age ...
Lincoln Courier - March 21, 2016

Mark Lovekamp, operations manager at Upper Limits Midwest, an e-cigarette store in Springfield, estimates that raising the age to purchase e-cigarettes could ...

Proposed Bill Would Raise Illinois' Legal Smoking Age To 21
Progress Illinois - March 21, 2016

Illinoisans would have to be 21 to purchase both tobacco products and electronic cigarettes under the measure, SB 3011, which has been sent to the Senate's ...

Your Turn, NH: The reality of vaping isn't so cool
The Union Leader - March 21, 2016

AS A 100-year-old nonprofit public health agency dedicated solely to lung health, we at Breathe New Hampshire read the March 6 New Hampshire Sunday News article "What's so cool about vaping?" with interest and concern. … In an interview with Reuters Health, Glantz said one reason why e-cigs didn't help people stop smoking could be that vapers can get their nicotine fix in places ...

State of the County Address [VIDEO]
WKBW-TV - March 21, 2016

Other public health accomplishments included the passage of a local law regulating electronic cigarettes, the expansion of mental health services in schools ...

HuffPo Scrambles To Fix E-Cig Story Amid Torrent Of Criticism
Truth In Media - March 21, 2016

The Huffington Post has made a series of corrections to an error-strewn video featuring Dr. Margaret Cuomo, sister of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, claiming e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as tobacco cigarettes. The video published Monday stirred up a torrent of criticism from scientists, doctors, and the public. Cuomo, who fails to cite any evidence during the course of the video, puts forward one of the most radical and as of yet unsupported views about the risks of e-cigarettes. The Daily Caller News Foundation published a story on the video's inaccuracies…

Anger at politicians 'playing games with Wales' health as e-cig ban is dropped
South Wales Argus - March 20, 2016

The Welsh Government bill which would have seen e-cigarettes banned from a number of public places in Wales and introduced several other health measures ...

Germany adds black lung, rotting teeth photos to cigarette packs
Digital Journal - March 20, 2016

…E-cigarettes will also be regulated and flavored tobacco products, and all products containing menthol will be completely banned beginning May 20, 2020. …

Butt-out Ontario! Vaping saves lives
The Battlefords News-Optimist - March 20, 2016

The e-cigarettes used when vaping contain no tobacco and are not burned like traditional cigarettes. Instead, the vapor they emit contains nicotine and other ...

Government-funded study tracks e-cigarette fans on Twitter
Study intended to help FDA monitor e-cigarette messages
San Diego Union-Tribune - March 20, 2016

Federal health officials can identify electronic cigarette supporters with near total accuracy by using a predictive model, according to a government-funded study published earlier this month. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration can use this model to monitor what e-cigarette supporters say on Twitter as the agency prepares to regulate the devices, according to the study. The model requires human assistance to function, but the goal is develop a program that can run independently. Titled, "Toward automated e-cigarette surveillance: Spotting e-cigarette proponents on Twitter," the study was funded through the National Institutes of Health and the Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program. That program is funded by big tobacco company contributions to a 1998 settlement of health injury claims made by 46 states. …

Electronic Cigarette Supporters Say Fires Are Preventable
WDAY - March 20, 2016

… And this week, Delta confirmed to us that firefighters boarded a flight in Atlanta after an e-cigarette started a fire shortly before takeoff, with 160 customers on board. "In no time, it went from 'it smells like smoke' to the cabin was filling with smoke," one passenger said. It's why the Federal Aviation Administration allows e-cigarettes in plane cabins but not in harder to reach checked baggage. And of course there's no law stopping you from carrying an e-cig in your pocket, like the man in Kentucky. So the question becomes -- are these e-cig incidents the exception or the rule? Sina Pleggenkuhle says they're the exception. She owns Uptown Alchemy in Minneapolis and agreed with what the president of Minnesota Vapers Advocacy, Jason Downing, said in an email, "that many of these battery incidents are preventable with proper consumer education." …

Opinion: Consumers and businesses should set vaping rules
The Daily Tar Heel - March 20, 2016

Soon, Orange County bar and restaurant patrons might no longer be using electronic vaporizers indoors - not because of personal choice or the house rules of bar owners, but because a board of unelected bureaucrats has decided it knows best about which products should be allowed in businesses. The Orange County Health Department might be well-intentioned in its efforts to discourage the use of nicotine products, but a ban on electronic cigarettes in private establishments curtails both freedom of choice and property rights, and might actually induce nicotine users to use more unhealthy traditional cigarettes instead of less-harmful e-cigs. …

Bridge results
Terre Haute Tribune Star - March 20, 2016

… Later in the board meeting, it was pointed out that several additional people had recently started playing at the club after noticing its presence in the new location at Suite 21 of Kenbell Plaza, 1400 E. Pugh St. As a result of this observation, a subcommittee was formed to obtain additional signage to further enhance the club's visibility and welcome newcomers. In other business, the board broadened the club no-smoking policy to include e-cigarettes and related battery-powered vaporizers. …

South Bend smoking ban may end up in court
South Bend Tribune - March 20, 2016

... the Common Council would ban smoking and "vaping" in bars, taverns, casinos, ... The law exempted a casino, which the court deemed too similar to a bar, ...

N.J. borough wants vape shops to cough up fee to protect youth
NJ.com - March 20, 2016

In the absence of federal and state licensing requirements for electronic smoking retailers, the Highland Park Borough Council is taking action, seeking to impose a $1,200 annual licensing fee on all of its vape retailers. …

Tobacco tax will deter young people from using products
Jamestown Sun - March 19, 2016

As a Grand Forks physician and chairman of the recently announced efforts to initiate a ballot measure to increase North Dakota's tobacco taxes, it's important the public be given the facts right off the bat. … Second, it will treat the liquid nicotine drug (smoked via electronic cigarettes) and those who sell it exactly the same as all other tobacco products. Third, it will ...

Teachers: E-cigarette ban would deter youth use
Fergus Falls Daily Journal - March 19, 2016

If e-cigarette smoking is banned in public places in Fergus Falls, education leaders believe tobacco education efforts could change for the better in the area. Renee Erickson, Fergus Falls Middle and High School health teacher, believes that passing the ban is beneficial because e-cigarette smoke still releases harmful chemicals into the air and contains addictive properties. …

No vaping allowed ($$)
Solon Economist - March 19, 2016

NORTH LIBERTY- The North Liberty City Council took the first step in banning electronic cigarettes in the community's public spaces. At its March 8 meeting, the five-member council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance amendment to ban vapor products, commonly referred to as e-cigarettes, in the city's designated smoke-free places. "It was one of the shortest ordinance I've ever drafted," City Attorney Scott Peterson told the council…

Vaping supporters rally against new state law [VIDEO]
WTHR - March 19, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS - People rallied at the Statehouse Saturday against a state law that puts more restrictions on vaping. …

Vaping advocates plead governor to veto HB 1386
Fox 59 - March 19, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 18, 2016) - Hoosier Vapers, a vaping advocacy group, held a rally at the Indiana Statehouse Saturday afternoon pleading ...

Vape shop owners bristle over new regs
Greensburg Daily News - March 19, 2016

Vape shop owners worry that new state rules may extinguish their growing businesses. … A December 2014 study by the University of Michigan found that use of e-cigarettes among teens has surpassed the use of regular cigarettes. Vape shop ...

E-cigarettes appear much less risky than smoking, scientists say
San Diego Sun Times - March 19, 2016

Today, the 51-year-old said he's off cigarettes and credits electronic cigarettes for making it possible. Instead of inhaling cigarette smoke, he inhales - or …

What you should know about electronic cigarettes
Examiner.com - March 19, 2016

Many people are addicted to the habit of smoking. It will not be an easy task to get rid of that habit. Smoking has the ability to ruin their entire life. Some people ...

Second e-cig study finds raising age limit may have backfire effect
Winston-Salem Journal - March 19, 2016

A second Ivy League study has found a connection between higher age requirements for purchasing electronic cigarettes and increased use of traditional cigarettes by youths. Researchers with Weill Cornell Medicine, in a study published this month in Preventive Medicine, said lawmakers "should be cautious" in establishing the same legal purchasing age for electronic devices as for traditional cigarettes, which is age 18 in most states. …

E-cigarette explosions can cause devastating injuries, doctors warn [VIDEO]
CTV News - March 19, 2016

With thousands of Canadians now vaping regularly, doctors are warning about one of the little-known risks of e-cigarettes: sudden explosions that can cause devastating injuries. Just last week, a teen in Kitchener, Ont., was taken to hospital with severe burns caused by a vaporizer that exploded inside the car he was driving. Sean McGrath was driving when the e-cigarette his friend was holding suddenly exploded, bouncing off the windshield and setting the dashboard on fire. He manage to pull over and take his friend out of the car before it was engulfed in flames …

Vapers just wanna have fun
Spiked - March 19, 2016

At a recent meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on E-Cigarettes, Professor Gerry Stimson, who has done a lot of public-health work around drugs and ...

Soldiers Still Love Their Smokes, To Army's Dismay
KUOW News and Information - March 18, 2016

But Sergeant Raheem Ramsey says cigarettes are a big part of Army culture. ... adds how many of our soldiers are using e-cigarettes and vaping," Teyhen said. ...

3 men suffer serious burns from e-cigarette battery fires
EMS1.com - March 18, 2016

Cynthia Cabrera, executive director of the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association, said such cases are taken seriously but "millions of former smokers ...

Gallup Poll: Majority of Adults Favor E-Cigarette Rules
CSNews Online - March 18, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the tobacco industry waits for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to release its final deeming rule affecting electronic cigarettes, ...

Vapin' in the Boys Room
York Dispatch - March 18, 2016

Reports on the science of vapor and e-cigarettes are "very young," said Dr. Matthew Howie, Medical Director of the City of York - Bureau of Health, who ...

E-Cigarettes: Hooking a New Generation
Huffington Post - March 18, 2016

The tobacco industry has been banned from selling candy-flavored and ... but such varieties are sold by dozens of e-cigarette companies, increasing the ...

Hearing set for public vaping ban
Daily Record-News - March 18, 2016

A new rule that would ban vaping in public is set to go to a public hearing after ... in public places, much like the ban on smoking traditional cigarettes in public.

BPS reviewing its tobacco-free policy
Florida Today - March 18, 2016

Can Brevard Public Schools restrict the use of "vapes" on school grounds? ... or any other tobacco or smoking related product" on school district property or ...

Hoosier Security: E-Cigarette Bill Creates Mandated Monopoly
Eagle 99.3 FM WSCH - March 18, 2016

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - A bill that creates regulations for the production of electronic cigarettes may also be creating a mandated monopoly over the security ...

Gardner may raise age for purchase of tobacco, e cigarettes from 18 ...
Gardnernews.com - March 18, 2016

Gardner may raise age for purchase of tobacco, e cigarettes from 18 to 21 ... the sale or use of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or tobacco products to 18; ...

Panel frowns on e-cigs at schools
Hammond Daily Star - March 18, 2016

One recommendation is to add language that would bar students on campuses from having e-cigarettes, which are tobacco free but have nicotine. E-cigarettes ...

Targeting tobacco
Vancouver Columbian - March 18, 2016

Tualatin City Council this week established tobacco-free city spaces. The new policy prohibits the use of tobacco and inhalant delivery systems (i.e. e-cigarettes) on all city owned or managed property, such as parks, trails, parking lots, plazas and ...

Opinion: Apply smoking ban to e-cigarettes
BurlingtonFreePress.com - March 17, 2016

Apply smoking ban to e-cigarettes. As a parent who grew up around smokers, I am very concerned about e-cigarettes in Vermont. There is a bill, H.171, that ...

More Iowa cities ban smoking, vaping in parks
DesMoinesRegister.com - March 17, 2016

More central Iowa cities are banning tobacco products in a place once ... lobbying city leaders to pass comprehensive bans on nicotine products in public parks.

Smoking age, e-cigarette measures will save lives
Sacramento Bee - March 17, 2016

... Big Tobacco promoted cigarette filters in ads featuring doctors. When filters proved useless, companies rolled out menthol and "low tar" cigarettes. In fact, each ...

New Ulm Appears Poised To Restrict E-Cigs
KEYC - March 17, 2016

The jury is still out on the health impact of electronic cigarettes, but that's not stopping local governments from treating it the same as tobacco. Tonight, the city of ...

Dozens show up to 'Clearing the air on vaping' forum
FOX43.com - March 17, 2016

Dozens show up to 'Clearing the air on vaping' forum ... He says vaping helped him to quit smoking, so he opened a vape shop to help others.

Electronic Cigarette Supporters Say Fires Are Preventable
KSTP.com - March 17, 2016

And this week, Delta confirmed to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that firefighters boarded a flight in Atlanta after an e-cigarette started a fire shortly before takeoff, with ...

Welsh move to curb ecigarettes defeated
Financial Times (uk) - March 17, 2016

A move to ban the use of ecigarettes in public places in Wales has been defeated, amid criticism of the proposal from cancer charities which argued that the devices help smokers give up.

POLL: Bath Brew House pub bans vaporisers and e-cigarettes, do ...
Bath Chronicle - March 17, 2016

Supervisor Nick Greene told the Bath Chronicle: "Since the smoking ban we were happy to allow vaporisers and e-cigarettes as they seemed like a reasonable ...

Vapers just wanna have fun
Spiked - March 17, 2016

Tobacco taxes have made smoking extraordinarily expensive, and smoking bans have made it inconvenient. Those policies, together with ... And for many people, the benefits of smoking outweigh the risks. Smoking has a value that bland, ...

Delta Flight Delayed After E-Cigarette Ignites In Passenger's Carry-On
ABC News - March 17, 2016

Delta spokeswoman Ashley Black said, "During the boarding process of Delta Flight 689 traveling from ATL to STL around 7 p.m. Wednesday night, a customer's bag ignited from an e-cigarette. The bag was safely extinguished with no damage to the aircraft. T

E-Cigarettes Are Poisoning Pets, Vets Say
Patch.com - March 17, 2016

"E-cigarettes are not a substance people think of that would be toxic to our pets but in fact ... "Cats and dogs are attracted to the scent of the flavored e-cigarette...

Vape shop owners bristle over new Indiana regulations
Newsandtribune - March 17, 2016

The rules are punitive, they argue, and exempt big tobacco companies that sell the pre-filled electronic cigarettes typically sold at gas stations and convenience ...

Concerns raised about e-cigarettes
Bay Net - March 17, 2016

The Maryland Department of Legislative Services reports of usage of electronic cigarettes (sometimes referred to as e-cigarettes) "According to the U.S. Centers ...

Area baseball organization requests ban on pets, e-cigs
Gainesville Daily Register - March 17, 2016

Boys Baseball of Cooke County Vice President Ryan Schniederjan is asking the city of Gainesville to ban electronic cigarettes and pets in and around baseball ...

Objections and support voiced for proposed vaping ordinance
Bremerton Patriot - March 17, 2016

Chris Hart, a PSNS welder, spoke against the proposed vaping ordinance at the listening meeting ... Some key aspects of the proposed ordinances include: "No person may use a vapor ... Six months after I started, I quit (smoking)," Hart said.

Speaker of the Senate candidate interviews: Nick Ramos
Bulletin - March 17, 2016

We don't want to alienate those who do partake in tobacco and e-cigs. We want to develop an understanding that we are moving towards a more sustainable ...

Letter: E-cigarette liquids should not be taxed
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription) - March 17, 2016

One of the largest problems with quitting smoking is what to do with your hands since we were use to putting a cigarette to our mouths; e-cigs solve that problem ...

DPH to educate public on inclusion of e-cigarette in Smoke-Free Air ...
Saipan Tribune - March 16, 2016

"Increasing access to smoke-free air has been a priority for the Division of Public Health Services and including e-cigarettes in the law will further promote our ...

Higher taxes on tobacco in ND could be on November ballot
WDAZ - March 16, 2016

It would also include liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes from 28% to 56%. Some argue e-cigarettes have already helped people quit. Kenning: "Why ...

Coralville e-cigarette ban approved, takes effect
Iowa City Press Citizen - March 16, 2016

Electronic cigarettes are officially banned in parts of Coralville. ... amendment that bans the use of e-cigarettes in places where smoking already is prohibited.

NORCO: E-cigarettes banned at parks
Press-Enterprise - March 16, 2016

Cigarette smoking was banned from Norco parks in 2010. On Wednesday, March 16, city officials added e-cigarettes to the list. The 2010 law prohibited smoking ...

Reports from Inyo Supervisors, Bishop City Council
Sierra Wave - March 16, 2016

The Bishop City Council went through the first reading of a vaping ordinance, approved raising rents at the City-owned Sunrise Mobile Home Park and got a ...

Vaping: Survival of the Indies
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet) - March 16, 2016

"We take at face value the FDA's denial of the authenticity of the document which was supposedly 'leaked,' " says blu spokesman Marc Michelsen, who deemed it inappropriate for the company to speculate. But others aren't holding back from offering their…

E-cigarette explosion only second known case, trade group says
CBC.ca - March 16, 2016

An exploding e-cigarette that caused a car fire in Kitchener's west end Monday evening is a rare occurrence, a Canadian trade group says. "This is the second ...

Controversial Plans to 'Ban Vaping' in Public Places Defeated
Wrexham.com - March 16, 2016

Controversial plans to 'ban' the use of e-cigarettes in public places and extend the smoking ban were defeated tonight by just one vote. Last year the Welsh ...

CHCC: E-cigarettes included in Smoke-Free Air Act
Marianas Variety - March 16, 2016

Due to the recent signing of Public Law 19-32, it is now illegal to use e-cigarettes in places where smoking is prohibited by the Smoke-Free Air Act in the ...

E-cigarette user: Beware of battery
Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog) - March 16, 2016

The popular, battery-powered e-cigarettes deliver a hit of nicotine without all the noxious and carcinogenic fumes associated with tobacco smoking. More than 9 ...

Vapers end up becoming 'dual users', says Dr Subra
The Star Online - March 16, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no concrete scientific evidence that e-cigarettes and vaping will help smokers kick their nicotine addiction, the Health Ministry told ...

E-cigarettes have a problem: They keep blowing up
Quartz - March 16, 2016

Last year, self-balancing hoverboards went from must-have Christmas gift to borderline contraband in a matter of months. After faulty lithium-ion batteries caused ...

Increased levels of benzaldehyde found in cherry-flavored e-cigarettes
Healio - March 16, 2016

Kosmider and colleagues evaluated 145 flavored e-cigarettes categorized into ... contained benzaldehyde levels higher than found in a conventional cigarette.

Anti-smoking bills treat everyone as kids
OCRegister - March 16, 2016

Absurdly, it would redefine "tobacco product" to include tobacco-less nicotine vapor devices, commonly called "vapes" or "e-cigs." It would put the increasingly ...

LIVE VIDEO: Owner of Speakeasy Vape Lounge speaks up for ...
Colorado Springs Gazette - March 16, 2016

The Speakeasy Vape Lounge cannabis club at 2508 East Bijou in Colorado Springs. (Eric Singer, The Gazette). The Gazette and Eric Singer ...

Highland Park Cracking Down on e-Cigarettes
Patch.com - March 16, 2016

Currently, there is no license required to open an e-cigarette or "vape" shop in New Jersey. Comparatively, cigar bars or lounges must be registered with the ...

Council looking to regulate hookah and vapor lounges
ThisWeekNews - March 16, 2016

... is devoted to the on-premise smoking of tobacco (or) any synthetic material. ... would make them a conditional use in the city's four business-zoning districts ...

Tualatin adopts smoke, tobacco free outdoor policy for City spaces
KUIK - March 16, 2016

The Tualatin City Council adopted a policy for outdoor smoke and tobacco free City spaces. The use of tobacco, both smoke and chew, and vaping devices will ...

'No vaping' ordinance would apply to county properties where ...
Portage Daily Register - March 15, 2016

A Columbia County committee has approved a "no vaping" ordinance that would make it illegal to use e-cigarettes in county buildings where smoking is also ...

VTDigger.org - March 15, 2016

Lawmakers endorsed a bill Tuesday that puts limits on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes. H.171 would ban their use indoors at workplaces and restaurants. Introducing the bill on the House floor Tuesday, Rep. Jill Krowinski, D-Burlington, said ...

EDITORIAL: Unexpected flare-ups underscore need for e-cigarette regulation
Quincy Herald-Whig - March 15, 2016

Neither the risk of explosion nor concerns about long-term health effects of e-cigarettes have put a damper on their growing popularity. That makes it all the more imperative to have regulations as soon as possible.

BENTLEY: Experts Come Out Of The Woodwork To Slam Gov. Cuomo's Sister For HuffPo Video About E-Cigs
The Daily Caller (blog) - March 15, 2016

Margaret Cuomo M.D., sister of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo produced a video Monday for HuffPo that peddled several falsehoods about e-cigarettes, and various experts have since come out to criticize her conclusions.

Blog: 6 Burning Questions for the NATO Show
CSPnet.com - March 15, 2016

In 2012, it was the boom of electronic cigarettes, highlighted by Lorillard's acquisition of blu eCigs (the first major tobacco company to get in the business); ...

Unexpected flare-ups underscore need for e-cigarette regulation
Quincy Herald Whig - March 15, 2016

EXPLODING hoverboards have gotten a lot of attention lately, but electronic cigarettes have also been showing a disturbing tendency to spontaneously combust ..

EDITORIAL: Vaping is trending, but is it safe?
Plainville Citizen - March 15, 2016

Cigarette smoking is generally down, both across the country and in this state. ... While it may be encouraging to think that many of those trying e-cigarettes are ...

The Times disgracefully goes to bat for Big Tobacco
Los Angeles Times - March 15, 2016

To the editor: I am the author of a measure that protects the public against exposure to electronic cigarettes and requires these devices, and their associated ...

EDITORIAL: Vaping is trending, but is it safe?
Meriden Record-Journal - March 15, 2016

The states may be taking reasonable measures to regulate this new "vaping" industry, but we fear that it won't be any more effective than their efforts on smoking cessation.... This is not a good track record, and Connecticut has not distinguished itself...

Proposed city ordinance would ban vapor use by minors
Hometownlife.com - March 15, 2016

E-cigarettes are products that allow a user to inhale aerosol containing nicotine and other substances. Unlike conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are typically ...

E-cig forces evacuation of Austin airport
WBAY - March 15, 2016

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Someone smoking an e-cigarette in a restroom at Austin Bergstrom International Airport triggered two fire alarms to go off and forced an ...

Vaping banned at Halliwell Jones Stadium as club's Truvape ...
Warrington Guardian - March 14, 2016

WARRINGTON Wolves have banned vaping at the Halliwell Jones Stadium after ... Now a ban on vaping will be imposed alongside the existing smoking ban ...

EDITORIAL: Wynne should extinguish e-cigs plan
Ottawa Sun - March 14, 2016

... week that e-cigarette use would be banned in the same places as cigarettes ... as dangerous as cigarette smoking, even if there are potential health effects.

Vaping shops should be excluded from new smoke-free regulations ...
Sarnia Observer - March 14, 2016

Vaping shops could soon face a new hurdle in helping tobacco smokers kick the ... to ban the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public places, including vape shops. ... users would be banned from vaping or smoking in enclosed public places, ...

Doctor Explains Why E-Cigarettes Are Just As Dangerous As ...
Huffington Post - March 14, 2016

There's a misconception that e-cigarettes may be a better alternative to tobacco cigarettes, but according to Margaret Cuomo, the author of A World Without ...

The Growing Trajectory of E Cigarette Industry: BIS Research's Stance
Press Release Rocket - March 14, 2016

BIS Research has been continuously tracking the trends and developments across the e-cigarette and vaporizer (e vapor) industry and has published a host of extensive market intelligence reports covering various facets of the industry. Our reports draw in

DC Vape Group Vows To Fight FDA Regs And 'Junk Science' On E-Cigarettes
The Daily Caller (blog) - March 14, 2016

A new vape industry group is promising to fight tooth and nail against "junk science," severe regulations and widespread misinformation about e-cigarettes. The Washington, D.C.-based Vapor Technology Association (VTA) represents manufacturers, importers

Why are people so illogical about vaping?
The Adam Smith Institute (blog) - March 14, 2016

The study backs up research published in 2015 showing the drive to ban the under ... Smoking rates among 12-17-year-olds actually rose in states that banned ... smoking in this age group, relative to states without such bans," Friedman said.

Will New State Law Kill California's Vape Industry?
OC Weekly - March 14, 2016

But the language in the bill, SBX2-5, extends beyond cigarettes, rolled up cigars, hookah and chewing tobacco to include all electronic cigarettes and vape ...

Child-resistant packaging required for e-cigarette liquids
AP - Associated Press - March 14, 2016

New regulations requiring child-resistant packaging for liquids and gels used in electronic cigarettes will soon take effect in Massachusetts. The new restrictions are intended to address concerns that children may swallow the liquids or gels, which con...

Changes made to city tobacco ordinance
ABC Newspapers (Coon Rapids, MN) - March 14, 2016

Two changes have been made to the city of Coon Rapids' tobacco ordinance. The Coon Rapids City Council March 2 adopted the ordinance which adds language to include electronic delivery devices and a new manager provision.

EDITORIAL: E-cigarette ads: Someone should be fuming
Staten Island (NY) Advance - March 14, 2016

Place the same advertising restrictions on e-cigarettes that apply to the real thing. While they carry the same age restrictions as cigarettes, it's clear that the young Staten Islanders are engulfed in the vaping craze.

VTDigger.org - March 14, 2016

This commentary is by Gaetano Putignano, of Bellows Falls, who owns and operates 802 E-Cig Supply....As any vaping former smoker will tell you, a vote to treat e-cigarettes like cigarettes, is a vote for smoking.

Panel advances e-cigarettes bill
Rutland Herald - March 13, 2016

The House is poised to debate restrictions on e-cigarettes after the House Human Services Committee approved a bill to regulate them like traditional cigarettes. The committee voted 10 to 1 Thursday on H.171, which would require merchants to store e-ciga...

City to consider ban on indoor e-cigarettes
Fergus Falls Daily Journal - March 13, 2016

The proposed ordinance would ban the use of e-cigarettes in any place where smoking is already banned by the Minnesota Clean Indoor Act. The state act bans ...

E-cigarette use on the rise among youths
Dothan Eagle - March 13, 2016

Groups like Dothan High School's chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions are working toward that goal in activities planned around Kick Butts Day. Serin Baek, head of the chapter's tobacco committee, said the main goal on Wednesday is to raise ...

E-cigarettes - under-18s back a precautionary approach
HealthCanal.com - March 13, 2016

A new study by researchers at the University of Glasgow has investigated the views of under-18s... "Adolescent smokers, e-cigarette users, non-smokers and non e-cigarette users were united in their support of stringent e-cigarette regulation," said …

Tobacco bills vaporized this year
Salt Lake Tribune - March 12, 2016

Three bills attempted to change Utah tobacco laws this year, but all went up in smoke. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clinton, attempted to put an 86.5 percent tax on e-cigarettes, the same as on other non-cigarette tobacco products.

As Vermont Considers Legalizing Pot, Some Towns Are Restricting ...
Vermont Public Radio - March 12, 2016

In Weathersfield, a new bylaw regulating what it calls "drug and tobacco paraphernalia ... So that's what the zoning bylaw did." ... "The youth use of vape pens and e-cigarettes are actually increasing, so that's of concern," she says. "And also ...

Gov. Brown should sign tobacco bills
Fresno Bee- March 12, 2016

E-cigarettes should be considered tobacco products and should be subject to all laws that apply to other tobacco products, including smoke-free air laws.

Local reaction: Higher California smoking age won't help
Visalia Times-Delta - March 11, 2016

California is one step closer to raising the smoking age from 18 to 21 after state senators approved a number of measures Thursday. One of several bills would classify e-cigarettes, or vaping devices, as tobacco products subject to the same restrictions, according to reports. For 18-year-old Jonathan Saephan that would mean his vaping habits may change. Saephan uses a vape e- cigarette, a device that produces vapor rather than smoke, and can carry a small amount of nicotine.

Changes to Smoke-Free Ontario Act could doom Windsor cannabis vaping lounge [VIDEO]
National Post - March 11, 2016

There could be big trouble in the future for Windsors first cannabis vaping lounge and its coming direct from the provincial government. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced Thursday it will propose legislative changes meant to strengthen (Ontario) smoking laws to better protect people from second-hand smoke, whether from a tobacco product or medical marijuana. Among the suggested revisions to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act: prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes and smoking and vaping of medical marijuana in all enclosed public places, enclosed workplaces, and other specified outdoor areas. That means it would become illegal for medical marijuana users to smoke or vape at downtown Windsors Higher Limits.

Saskatchewan doctors call for laws on electronic cigarette sales to protect kids
Regina Leader-Post - March 11, 2016

... have not banned the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, according to the Non-Smokers Rights Association. Alberta leaves the decision to municipalities.

Explainer - e-cigarettes - is it really a good idea?
Sydney Morning Herald - March 11, 2016

E-cigarettes filled with nicotine are illegal in Australia unless you get a prescription from your doctor saying you want to use the device to quit smoking. But that ...

Feds weigh in on e-cigarettes at work: Should you allow them?
Hr Morning - March 11, 2016

Employers have been asking themselves this question since e-cigarettes came on the market: Should we let people use them at work? Finally, a federal agency has provided an answer.
And that answer is no. It came from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), In fact, NIOSH admits that there is very limited data on whether or not e-cigarettes are harmful. But, in its opinion, its better to be safe than sorry at least until more is known about the health effects of e-cigarettes and other related devices. NIOSH just released a set of recommendations for employers in a technical document called a Current Intelligence Bulletin. The details of the bulletin were outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here.

Kush Bottles develops child-safe packaging solutions for electronic cigarettes
Packaging Business Review - March 11, 2016

Kush Bottles has developed a line of child-safe packaging options for electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). Recently, the US President Barack Obama has signed a law, which includes new regulations that require child-proof packaging for e-cigs.

Chautauqua County Lawmakers to Consider Raising Legal Age to Buy Tobacco Products
WRFA Jamestown - March 11, 2016

MAYVILLE The Chautauqua County Legislature will introduce a local law later this month that would raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products in the county to 21. ... include cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, powdered tobacco, other tobacco products, nicotine water, herbal cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, liquid nicotine, ...

Smoking, vaping age will rise to 21
Albany Times Union - March 10, 2016

California lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the legal age for purchasing and using tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21, putting the nation's most populous state on the brink of becoming only the second after Hawaii to bar teenagers from lighting up, dipping or vaping. Before it can become law, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown must sign the legislation, which has already passed the state Assembly. His spokesman said the governor generally does not comment on pending legislation.

No written policy prohibits use of e-cigarettes at Tampa International
TBO.com - March 10, 2016

Electronic cigarettes are prohibited on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States under new government rules, but Tampa International Airport has no written policy prohibiting use of the devices. Despite no written policy, the use of e-cigarettes in the airport is discouraged, airport spokeswoman Janet Zink said this week. It has been years since cigarette or cigar smoke wafted through the terminal at Tampa International smoking is only allowed outside in designated areas. The outdoor smoking deck in the main terminal closed in late 2014 when we started our master plan construction, Zink said. We still allow smoking in designated areas on the curbsides and have outdoor smoking areas at all four airsides. We dont have a formal policy banning e-cigarettes in the airport, but we discourage it and our staff asks people to put them out if we see people smoking, Zink said. ...

CVS aims for tobacco-free generation with $50 million pledge
Winston-Salem Journal - March 10, 2016

CVS Health continues to put its money where its advocacy is on tobacco-prevention initiatives. The pharmacy chain said Thursday that it will spend $50 million over five years on the Be The First initiative, whose goal is establishing the first tobacco-free generation in U.S. history. In September 2014, CVS stopped selling tobacco products in its more than 7,800 stores. CVS said it is teaming up with several anti-tobacco advocacy groups, such as Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and American Cancer Society, as well as Scholastic Inc. and the National Urban League. Brad Rodu, a professor of medicine at the University of Louisville, said that health professionals and tobacco-policy experts universally agree that children must be prevented from using illicit substances. However, Rodu said, smokers are ill-served by CVS refusal to sell life-saving cigarette substitutes, such as smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. ...

What All Women Need to Know About Vaping
The Stir - March 10, 2016

The added ingredients to enhance e-cigs' flavor, says Dr. Sanati, "can cause tissue damage to the airway and lungs, and the nicotine itself can continue to cause ...

ACT to ban sale of vaporisers to under 18s and treat vaporisers like ...
The Canberra Times - March 10, 2016

The ACT government will become the first in the country to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes and vaporisers, banning their sale to under 18s and treating them like ...

Mixed reaction to proposed e-cigarette ban
South Wales Argus - March 10, 2016

THE failure of an attempt to throw out a proposed ban on using e-cigarettes in hospitals, schools, places food is served and other public places in Wales has ...

To vape or not to vape? Even the experts can't agree: Supporters ...
Daily Mail - March 10, 2016

… More than one million smokers in England used an electronic cigarette in a bid to kick the habit last year, the University College London research showed. And yet the debate on whether they are safe rages on, with some experts advocating their use and other warning of potentially-dire health effects. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, in Germany, argues while e-cigarettes users don't inhale the cancer-causing chemicals associated with tobacco, the ...

Ontario Bans Vaping Anywhere Cigarettes Are Prohibited
Huffington Post Canada - March 10, 2016

TORONTO - Ontario is set to ban e-cigarette and medical marijuana users from smoking or vaporizing anywhere regular cigarettes are prohibited. "We have ...

Medical marijuana users steamed by ban after Ontario u-turn
MetroNews Canada - March 10, 2016

Medical marijuana users are hopping mad about Ontario's new curbs on toking and vaping for medicinal purposes. As first disclosed by Torstar, Premier Kathleen Wynne's government is banning the use of cannabis in all enclosed public places, workplaces, and most outdoor areas. Queen's Park is also moving to treat e-cigarettes as it does tobacco. …

Doctors in Sask. call for e-cig sales laws
CTV News - March 10, 2016

Saskatchewan Health Minister Dustin Duncan said last month that there are no imminent plans to change provincial smoking laws to cover electronic cigarettes.

E-cigarette seller loses court case
SBS - March 10, 2016

The man at the centre of a landmark legal case has lost his bid to appeal a judgment that deemed the sale of electronic cigarettes illegal in Western Australia. …

Heart Foundation welcomes strict controls planned for e-cigarettes in the ACT
The Canberra Times - March 10, 2016

The Heart Foundation has welcomed planned restrictions on vaporisers and ACT chief executive Tony Stubbs says while he would have preferred an outright ...

Vaping news: Vaping may be associated to a vast array of health problems
Vine Report - March 10, 2016

People have now been turning to electronic cigarettes with the hopes that they could prevent heart diseases and lung cancer associated to smoking tobacco products. However, a recent report says that the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, may have its own set of health risks ranging from effects on immunity to mental health. These findings were from studies assessing the health effects of emerging tobacco products done by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, New York University and University of Louisville. …

Newport pushes Reynolds growth
Greensboro News & Record - March 10, 2016

Declines in electronic cigarettes sales continued during February, down 11.5 percent over the previous 12 weeks. The Nielsen data tracks the mass channel and ...

E-cigarette safety rules are overdue
Columbus Dispatch - March 10, 2016

Exploding hoverboards may have gotten all the attention lately, but electronic cigarettes also have been showing a disturbing tendency to spontaneously combust, injuring a growing number of people whose devices have blown up in their faces or pockets. …

Keven Moore: Recent video begs the question - Just how safe are these new age electronic cigarettes?
Nkytribune.com - March 10, 2016

… It's been estimated that 80 percent of e-cigarette explosions happen during charging. One case study, from the American Journal of Medical Case Reports, looked into a February 2015 incident in New Jersey, and could not find a specific cause for the explosion that took place when the e-cigarette was stored in the user's pocket, however, they theorize "that poor design, use of low-quality materials, manufacturing flaws and defects, and improper use and handling can all contribute to a condition known as 'thermal runaway,' whereby the internal battery temperature can increase to the point of causing a battery fire or explosion." … The vaping industry was very quick to point out after the incident in Owensboro that the explosions from e-cigarettes are very rare, which is true when you compare the incident rate to the number of users. In a statement, in a WLKY-TV report the American Vaping Association said: "When charged and used under proper conditions, vapor product batteries pose no more of a fire risk than similar lithium-ion batteries that are used in cell phones and laptops." As a true safety and risk management consultant I would counter by saying, "that may be true, but tell that to the man in Owensboro or all the other victims that face reconstructive surgery and long expensive recovery after suffering from burns to their face, arms, legs and torso after an e-cigarette blew up on them." …

Multiple Drawings for Participation in E-Cigarette Survey
University of Arkansas Newswire - March 10, 2016

College students needed for a participation in a survey regarding electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Requirements for participation include current enrollment at ...

Lawmakers Vote to Make California Second State in US to Raise ...
NBC Southern California - March 10, 2016

Lawmakers Vote to Make California Second State in US to Raise Smoking Age ... Smoking bans would apply at more schools, including charter schools, and ...

SF Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21
San Francisco Foghorn - March 10, 2016

So for many smokers under the age of 21 who have considered ending their ... cannot seem to break their addictions before this new ordinance goes into effect?

Essential Politics: The most important night for anti-Trump foes
Los Angeles Times - March 10, 2016

We reported on these bills last week as they made their way through the Assembly, efforts that include raising California's smoking age to 21. One of the bills, regulating electronic cigarettes, was the subject of some last-minute lobbying on Wednesday. Patrick McGreevy reports that industry officials met privately with the governor's staff to urge that Brown veto the bill if it makes it to his desk. …

Regulate e-smokes
Chico News & Review - March 10, 2016

Due to its cancer-causing agents, smoking tobacco has long been regulated by the federal government. These days, however, modern smoking devices, including so-called e-cigarettes, have gotten a pass when it comes to similar regulation out of Washington. Here's how the public weighed in, when asked how e-cigs should be regulated: …

State eyes raising minimum smoking age to 21
The Daily News of Newburyport - March 10, 2016

Among them is a measure raising the legal age for buying e-cigarettes to 21, and another that prohibits the sale and use of e-cigarettes on school grounds, ...

Updated OCC smoking policy includes e-cigarettes
C&G Newspapers - March 10, 2016

Oakland Community College students accustomed to smoking electronic cigarettes and vaping on campus grounds will have to find another place to figuratively light up, officials said. … The updated policy now prohibits the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, to ultimately offer "a healthier learning environment for all students," the email states. Also, OCC employees, students, vendors, contractors and the public are not allowed to smoke on any school property, including all five campuses; owned or leased properties such as parking areas, athletic fields, offices, classrooms, hallways, restrooms, lunchrooms, elevators and meeting rooms; and all community areas, according to the email. …

No more e-cigarettes at public parks, say Alpine officials
Daily Herald - March 10, 2016

If you are caught by police using an e-cigarette or smoke at an Alpine city park, you could now face a $25 fine. Alpine officials approved a municipal ordinance Tuesday making smoking at a public park against the law, something long established as a regulation through the Federal Clean Air Act and the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act. …

KSU trustees approve smoke-free campus, addition of women's ...
Akron Beacon Journal - March 9, 2016

CLEVELAND: Kent State University's board of trustees gave its nod of approval Wednesday to a smoke-free campus … Kent State President Beverly Warren and her cabinet have already begun taking steps to make Kent State a smoke- and tobacco-free campus - including e-cigarettes - by July 1, 2017. …

E-cigarette industry leaders meet with Brown administration to oppose new regulations
Los Angeles Times - March 9, 2016

On the eve of a possible final vote to regulate electronic cigarettes, leaders of the vaping industry met privately Wednesday with an aide to Gov. Jerry Brown to lobby for a veto if the measure reaches his desk. … "Vapor products are not tobacco products because they clearly do not contain tobacco," said Cynthia Cabrera, president of the association, in the letter to Brown. "It is scientifically impossible to create an equivalent between the risk posed by combusted tobacco and that posed by vapor products because the chemical makeup of the products is entirely different. " …

E-cig editorial misses the mark
Fresno Bee - March 9, 2016

The Bee's lauding of Senate Bill 5 - a proposed bill which would treat vaporizers and e-cigarettes as tobacco products, despite the profound fundamental ...

Even without smoke, e-cigarettes not without risk
Memphis Business Journal - March 9, 2016

Memphis, and the nation, has seen a huge surge in retailers selling smokeless nicotine products over the past two years, and those retailers routinely tout the ...

The co-founder of one of the buzziest vaporizer companies told us why people are obsessed with vaping
Tech Insider (blog) - March 9, 2016

Pax Labs, the maker of the popular Pax line of vaporizers, is no doubt one of the buzziest vaping companies around. … It sponsors music festivals, fashion shows, and has raised nearly $50 million in venture capital funding. …Marijuana is illegal in the majority of the US, so for obvious reasons, the company never talks about marijuana - you won't find it mentioned anywhere on Pax's website. But vaping weed is what many people use it for, of course. …

Vision's link to smoking highlighted ahead of No Smoking Day
AOP - March 9, 2016

... No Smoking Day today (9 March), the College of Optometrists is also calling for more research to be carried out into the health effects of electronic cigarettes.

Poison Prevention
KRCU - March 9, 2016

Other new poisons that families should be on the alert for include e-cigarettes, liquid nicotine and hand sanitizer. The most common poison exposures are to ...

Politicians have caved to health 'activists', says GP co-payment ...
Sydney Morning Herald - March 9, 2016

The senate inquiry into personal choice and community impacts will today hear evidence on the subject of smoking and vaping. E-cigarettes which contain ...

E-cigarette regulation through pharmacy?
Australian Journal of Pharmacy (registration) (blog) - March 9, 2016

... also indicates that around 70% of even daily vapers continue to smoke cigarettes. ... Prof Chapman says that many smokers also use vaping to cut down on ...

E-cigarette Users Defend Product in Public Hearing
Australia Network News - March 9, 2016

E-cigarette was once deemed as a safer alternative to cigarettes. But recent regulations imposed by various governments around the world make people think twice about the use of the product. For some, however, e-cigarette ban is harsh-even monstrous. The debate on the use of e-cigarettes has led to a public hearing through a Senate inquiry in Sydney on Wednesday. Former smokers have been invited to give evidence that "vaping safer e-cigarettes" has helped them quit their long-term smoking habit. The inquiry, according to Australian Associated Press and reported by News.com.au looked into the lives of smokers who consider e-cigarette as vital in kicking the habit out of their system. But to their dismay, the ban made them look like "criminals."…

Half of North East smokers turn to e-cigarettes in their bid to kick tobacco habits
ChronicleLive - March 9, 2016

Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh, said: "Electronic cigarettes do not contain tar and are much less harmful than tobacco on the current evidence. It is clear they have ...

Smoking ban introduced at NI hospitals and health sites
BBC News - March 9, 2016

The ban prohibits smoking on the grounds of any Health and Social Care (HSC) site and includes e-cigarettes. Smoking is also not allowed in vehicles on the ...

Does a tobacco-free world need to be nicotine free?
The Guardian - March 9, 2016

Of course, anecdote does not equal data, and as yet there's little strong evidence either way about the effectiveness of e-cigarettes (although lots of work is going ...

No Smoking Day: How 'vaping' is helping hundreds quit in the East of England
Cambridge News - March 9, 2016

E-cigarettes have overtaken licensed nicotine replacement therapies such as gum or skin patches as the most popular form of support to stop smoking, and they ...

E-cigarette ban wins support
South Wales Argus - March 9, 2016

A BID to throw out a proposed ban on the use of e-cigarettes in schools, hospitals, places where food is served and other public places in Wales has failed.

Poll shows 'two thirds' of e-cig users quit smoking in Wales
ITV News - March 9, 2016

A poll of smokers and vapers in Wales shows that 65% of e-cigarette users have managed to quits smoking and a third 63% say they're using them as an aid to ...

Proposed e-cigarette ban in public places is extended by government
Nursing in Practice - March 9, 2016

The proposed law to ban e-cigarettes in public places in Wales has been extended to more areas where children could be, after a debate by the Welsh Assembly government yesterday. …

EU Finance Ministers Ask Brussels To Tax Vapers Like Smokers
Daily Caller - March 9, 2016

A collection of European finance ministers agreed Tuesday e-cigarettes should be saddled with higher taxes. …

Polish gov't agrees to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors
thenews.pl - March 9, 2016

... especially young people, from reaching for both ordinary cigarettes and electronic cigarettes," the government said a statement issued after a Cabinet meeting ...

San Rafael to consider tighter smoking laws
Marin Independent Journal - March 9, 2016

… Smoking is already prohibited in public places. Now, city officials want to snuff out an exception that allows individuals to smoke while passing through the downtown corridor. They also want to outlaw electronic cigarette smoking in public spaces. The City Council is expected to consider the recommendations later this month. … Resident Sarah Gant said she believes electronic cigarettes are just as detrimental as regular cigarettes. She fears youth will use them to smoke marijuana. …

E-cigs excluded from Ansonia ordinance banning tobacco products
New Haven Register - March 9, 2016

… So when the two pleaded with the Board of Aldermen Tuesday during a public hearing on an ordinance that would've banned use of "all" tobacco products on city recreational areas, electronic cigarettes included, they never dreamed their voices would've made a difference. But the aldermen heard their pleas and voted to allow use of electronic cigarettes in the ordinance, which still bans cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco from city-owned parks and fields. During the hearing, Schwarzenberg made a passionate argument about e-cigs, which don't burn tobacco or produce smoke, but rather deliver nicotine, if preferred by the user, by producing a vapor. The use of e-cigarettes is often referred to as "vaping." …

'Earth-shattering' blow to e-smoking industry?
Indianapolis Star - March 9, 2016

… Much of the controversy over electronic smoking focuses on whether health risks are associated with it. But in Indiana much more esoteric concerns could significantly narrow the number of vape shops open in the Hoosier state. ...

Sen. Lewis: Legalization of Marijuana Must Be Considered Cautiously
Patch.com - March 9, 2016

A year ago, under the leadership of President Stan Rosenberg, the Massachusetts Senate created a Special Committee on Marijuana. The impetus for launching this effort was the expectation - now a virtual certainty - that a ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana would be before the voters of Massachusetts in November, 2016. … It is consumed in many different ways, including smoking, vaping (similar to e-cigarettes), dabbing (inhaling highly concentrated THC, the psychoactive ...

Bar Rescue's Crafted/Van Goghz Episode Airs This Weekend
Riverfront Times (blog) - March 9, 2016

… "An apathetic owner would rather vape in the corner than engage with customers at her own bar. Can Taffer turn the situation around before the entire business goes up in smoke?" (Lest you wonder about that vaping action - keep in mind this was filmed in November, before the smoking ban went into effect.) …

Las Vegas man badly injured after e-cig battery explodes [VIDEO]
KTNV Las Vegas - March 9, 2016

A Las Vegas man is planning a lawsuit against the manufacturer of an e-cigarette battery after he says one exploded in his pocket. Daniel King provided pictures of the third degree burns to his leg he claims he suffered Feb. 8. …

Even without smoke, e-cigarettes not without risk
Business Journal - March 9, 2016

... smoking for more than 30 years. He admits that a theoretical cigarette smoker who made a full and complete transition to nicotine vapor products would be engaging in significantly safer behavior, but that …

County family loses home to fire
Madisonville Meteor - March 9, 2016

A Madisonville family was displaced Friday morning by a house fire that destroyed their Derby Lane home. … An investigation is ongoing but there was initial speculation that the blaze could have ignited by an electronic cigarette or a cell phone charging on a table. "The e-cigarettes have been known to ignite even when they're not charging," Jones said. "It spread pretty quickly. They heard a pop and opened the door to the living room, and the living room was on fire." …

City council approves moratorium on tobacco specialty retail businesses
Ironcountytoday - March 9, 2016

… CEDAR CITY - Nearly one month ago, at the Feb. 3 Cedar City Council meeting, members from the Iron County Prevention Coalition discussed the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products in the community. While they pointed out the dangers of these products to the youth, the ICPC also proposed that a moratorium be placed on new tobacco specialty businesses coming into the community. …

E-cigarette seller: Proposed state regulations will hurt our business ...
Valley Breeze - March 8, 2016

Bills that would prohibit all smoke-free vaping in any place of employment within the state. ... A bill that would require vapor stores in Rhode Island to post signs in ...

Electronic devices ruled 'on par' with tobacco
Hanford Sentinel - March 8, 2016

E-cigarettes are thus banned in Selma from all places of employment and ... and the sales of vapor, e-cigarette, tobacco or smoking paraphernalia in the city. ... square feet of its floor space dedicated to the sale or display of such products.

Lawmakers look to make smoking harder in NJ, but easier to quit
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - March 8, 2016

Three committees advanced five tobacco-related bills - boosting taxes on things like cigars, raising the smoking age to 21, encouraging greater enforcement of bans on smoking in public places and spending millions a year on anti-smoking programs. … E-cigarettes would not be affected. Assemblyman Herb Conaway, D-Burlington, said the idea has two purposes - to raise the cost so that younger people ...

Prairie Village council advances measure to raise tobacco, e-cigarette sale age to 21
Prairie Village Post - March 8, 2016

The Prairie Village City Council on Monday approved draft language for an ordinance that would make it illegal to sell tobacco products or e-cigarettes to ...

Murray State in Paducah offers community wellness summit ($$)
Paducah Sun - March 8, 2016

... Richard Hunt, emeritus professor and emeritus director of Mayo Clinic's Nicotine Dependence Center, will speak on harmful effects of tobacco and e-cigarettes ...

Regulation Passes-Minimum Age To Buy Tobacco Will Be 21
Falmouth Enterprise - March 8, 2016

The Falmouth Board of Health has passed a regulation raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco and nicotine delivery products from 18 to 21 in the town of Falmouth. The decision came Monday, March 7, two weeks after a lengthy public hearing where loca

Massachusetts Cities Look to Ban Flavored Tobacco
NACS Online - March 8, 2016

In Massachusetts, the Leominster and Fitchburg boards of health are seeking to relegate the sale of flavored tobacco to tobacco outlets, reports the Sentinel and Enterprise News, and prohibit convenience stores and gas stations from selling any type of flavored tobacco product, including vapor juices with nicotine. …

Worcester health board considers raising tobacco age to 21
Worcester Telegram - March 8, 2016

The Board of Health has laid the groundwork to consider possible expansion of local tobacco regulations, to include increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21. … With a proliferation of vape establishments in the city, Ms. Averbach said, it is time for the Board of Health to get "very involved" in how they are regulated locally. …

Column: Raising the smoking age to 21 a poor decision
UConn Daily Campus - March 8, 2016

The end of last week brought about an interesting passage of legislation in California. On March 3, 2016, the California State Senate passed a bill that would ban the use and purchase of tobacco supplies to those under the age of 21 and would prohibit the use of "e-cigs" in areas where smoking is also banned. …

E-cigarette ban to be extended to zoos, cinemas and libraries...if Welsh government gets its way
Daily Post North Wales - March 8, 2016

Vaping will also be allowed in so-called "wet pubs and bars" which don't serve ... an amendment to strike off all mention of the vaping restrictions from the Bill.

Consumers' "Willingness to Pay" Is an Inadequate Measure of Classwide Harm In re NJOY Consumer Class Action Litig., No. CV 14-428-JFW (C.D. Cal. Feb. 2, 2016) ($$)
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - March 8, 2016

Plaintiff claimed that manufacturer NJOY engaged in a false and misleading advertising campaign conveying the message that its electronic cigarettes are safer than regular tobacco cigarettes and that NJOY omitted material information from its packaging, including both an ingredient list and the potential risks associated with certain ingredients. In a previous order denying class certification, the court held that a consumer's subjective willingness to pay is an inadequate measure of classwide harm, and the proper measure of damages is "the difference between the market price actually paid by consumers and the true market price that reflects the impact of the unlawful, unfair, or fraudulent business practices." The court rejected plaintiffs' renewed motion for class certification, concluding that their new and revised models again failed to meet this standard. View the decision.

Teens Have Easy Access to E-Cigarette Ads Online: Study
MicroCap Magazine - March 8, 2016

Teens may have easy access to e-cigarette marketing online even though U.S. regulations require tobacco websites to verify users are old enough to legally smoke, a new study suggests. Under a 1998 legal settlement tobacco companies reached with the U.S. government, cigarette websites are supposed to include what's known as age-verification gates. These gates require users to verify they are 21 years old by supplying their name, address, birth date, driver license number and the last four digits of their social security number. But when researchers reviewed websites for the 19 brands sold by the 12 leading e-cigarette companies by market share, they found just one required detailed registration, according the report today in JAMA Pediatrics. …

Warning over electronic cigarettes
Yorkshire Post - March 8, 2016

Electronic cigarette users across the UK are being warned that e-smoke may cause eye-irritation.
Traditional tobacco smokers remain most at risk, with double the chances of developing an eye condition known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) whilst research indicates that smoke from e-cigarettes can cause eye irritation such as dry eye. …

Dr. Day: E-cigarettes versus traditional cigarettes [VIDEO]
KUTV 2News - March 8, 2016

(KUTV) Are E-cigarettes safer than traditional cigarettes? While Hollywood would have you believe that vaping is safer, is there any medical science to back this ...

New e-Cigarette Gives You Safer and Harmless Tobacco Flavor
Weekly Observer - March 8, 2016

... However, the new hybrid technology, named glo iFuse, combines vaping technology with fresh tobacco, as opposed to the flavored nicotine liquids currently used in other e-cigs. Without heating or burning the tobacco, the glo iFuse involves a heated coil that warms an e-liquid; this creates vapor that passes over a bed of blended tobacco, every time the user inhales. …

Smoking e-cigarettes 'could seriously damage your eyes', Specsavers warns
Metro - March 8, 2016

Chemicals found in a lot of e-cigarette brands could seriously damage your eyes, a Specsavers expert has warned. Dr Nigel Best, Specsavers' clinical spokesperson said, 'Although e-cigarette research is still in early stages and the long term effects are yet to be established, there are early indications that some types can cause irritation to the eyes in the form of dry eye. Dry eye can lead to sufferers developing age-related macular degeneration - and losing central vision in their eyes as they age, according to City AM. …

Smoke-Free Parks Proposed in Winooski [VIDEO]
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22 - March 7, 2016

Smoking could soon be banned in Winooski city parks and a high school student group had its hand in making it happen. … If approved, lighted tobacco products, including cigarettes and e-cigarettes, would be prohibited at the Onion City's five parks (Landry Park, Riverwalk/Casavant ...

Canceled Cannabis Cup Shows Legalization Fight Has Only Just Begun
Marijuana Politics - March 7, 2016

...there can't be a Cannabis Cup or any sort of cannabis café because Oregon's Clean Air Act was amended to include vaporization and cannabinoids. So, anywhere you cannot smoke tobacco indoors, you now cannot smoke cannabis or vaporize cannabis or use nicotine...

Tobacco Companies Criticized For Lax Age-Verification On E-Cigarette Websites
The Consumerist (blog) - March 7, 2016

before being publicly accessible, their accompanying e-cig sites usually just require the visitor to click a box. A few examples: KOOL VS. BLU The front page of the site for Imperial's Kool cigarettes looks like some sort of municipal employee login…

Jan K. Carney: The myths and facts about e-cigarettes
vtdigger.org - March 7, 2016

... conventional cigarettes, and a recent study in JAMA showed that high school students who used e-cigs were actually more likely to use other tobacco products ...

FDA Reveals First Wave of E-Cig, Tobacco Study
Results show little evidence of consistent electronic cigarette use
CSPnet.com - March 7, 2016

Last week's Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Conference included numerous tobacco and nicotine-related presentations, most notably select data from the first wave of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institute of Health's Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study. "E-cigs were a big topic in the PATH study, along with many other presentations, as the regulatory and scientific communities try to get a better grasp of the implications from this innovation, Vivien Azer, a tobacco analyst at the New York-based Cowen Group, wrote in a research note. … The data suggested regular use of electronic cigarettes is still very low, with just 5.5% of adults and 3.1% of 12- to 17-year-olds having used e-cigs in the past month. Azer added that daily e-cig users make up a very small percentage of these 30-day e-cig users. …

We ask if vaping is a gateway to a life of smoking
The Sun - March 7, 2016

FINANCE assistant Jo Crabtree, 44, from Harrogate, North Yorks, successfully quit smoking two years ago, thanks to e-cigs. Her barber husband Paul, 37, did ...

Warning over electronic cigarettes
Coleraine Times - March 7, 2016

Electronic cigarette users across the UK are being warned that e-smoke may cause eye-irritation. Traditional tobacco smokers remain most at risk, with double ...

Scottish Parliament passes law restricting sale of e-cigs
Talking Retail - March 7, 2016

The Scottish Parliament has passed new legislation which will see electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) become age-restricted, a move which the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) says will add to the compliance requirements placed on retailers.

Studies show potential lower carcinogens in e-cig products
Greensboro News & Record - March 7, 2016

The conflicting research has had a real-world impact on R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., which was sued in September in the Northern District of California. Plaintiff Jerod Harris claims Reynolds Vapor is violating California law by failing to include a potential carcinogen risk in its top-selling Vuse product, particularly exposure to formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, in its marketing and labels. The complaint cites the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act.

Free tobacco prevention summit set
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - March 7, 2016

The Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Interior Region Training will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29-30 in Fairbanks. Experts in the field will share the latest and best practices related to tobacco prevention and control. The conference is free but registration is required. Topics will include integration of tobacco treatment into behavioral health, electronic cigarettes, smoke-free multi-unit housing, a discussion panel with former ...

Lawmakers show surprising courage against Big Tobacco
Los Angeles Times - March 7, 2016

The Legislature showed some guts last week in standing up to the tobacco lobby and its political money. It could have shown more, however, by mustering the courage to raise taxes on cigarettes, cigars and chewing crud. California's tobacco tax is among the lowest in the nation and hasn't been hiked since 1998 and then only by the voters, not the weak-kneed legislators. The national average state cigarette tax is $1.61 per pack. California's is about half that, 87 cents. We rank 35th. New York is first at $4.35. But give our lawmakers credit: They did the next best thing, even if it was a punt to local government. They passed a bill allowing counties to seek voter approval of a local tobacco tax. The second big bill that passed makes total sense and is overdue. The measure, by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would regulate electronic cigarettes like tobacco. Their use would be prohibited everywhere cigarettes are banned: in restaurants, theaters and other public places.

Authorities warn of teens using e-cigs, vape pens to smoke marijuana [VIDEO]
KABC-TV - March 6, 2016

Electronic cigarettes are more popular than ever, especially among high school students, but teens are doing more than just vaping nicotine. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said deputies have confiscated more and more of the vaping devices from students because they contain marijuana hidden in flavored liquids.

The many dangers of e-cigs and vaping
Fresno Bee - March 6, 2016

While I am pleased to hear that California is finally addressing e-cigarette regulation, I find it incomprehensible that it has taken so long to draft legislation to regulate these obviously dangerous products. How can society allow addictive tobacco products like these to be sold to minors? In addition, there is no oversight on the production of the liquids used in e-cigarettes and vape pens.

In the interests of public health, it's time to ban e-cigarettes
South China Morning Post (subscription) - March 6, 2016

It took years of campaigning and government consultation with vested interests before Hong Kong introduced a law banning smoking in indoor public places in 2009. Six years later, a battle continues to push back the boundaries against smoking in public open spaces where people gather, especially children. These laws apply equally to electronic cigarettes. But if it is in the interests of public health, there is still time to ban them outright before they gain a foothold. That is the goal of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Public Health, an advocacy group that commissioned a study aimed at bolstering its case.

AMs to debate 'vaping' ban
South Wales Argus - March 6, 2016

PLANS to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public in Wales will take a step ... law in line with the regular smoking ban, but following widespread opposition the plans ...

E-cigarettes: Is vaping safe?
The Independent - March 6, 2016

E-cigarettes have rapidly risen in popularity in recent years and are now the subject of heated debate as to whether they are effective in helping smokers quit tobacco or whether they are actually making smoking attractive to young people. Are they a way for Big Tobacco to protect its profits in markets where smoking is declining and lure people back into nicotine addiction or are they just a fashion that will quickly lose its appeal?

POLL: We say vaping is safer than smoking but council shouldn't encourage it. What do you think?
Bristol Post - March 6, 2016

Vaping is regarded a safer alternative to smoking, but that doesn't mean we should be encouraging it. Here in Bristol, city officials are doing just that, offering ...

Vapers have contempt toward government and health officials over e-cigarettes
Blasting News - March 6, 2016

The success and pride enjoyed by millions of vapers who no longer smoke is accompanied by contempt towards government officials and the health sector. Instead of seeing the obvious potential to reduce tobacco dependency, the loss of lucrative tobacco revenue has officials turning their focus towards replacing falling revenue by taxing e-cigarettes. Officials have cleverly created reasons to tax vaping products.

Action Line: Residents ask about downtown construction, vaping and streetlights
Greeley Tribune - March 5, 2016

Q I want to use my vape pen in a bar, but people keep telling me Im not allowed to. Can they do that? A If youre in Greeley, yes they can. The city council voted to include e-cigarettes in the citys smoking ban in January of this past year. Here are the rules: No smoking or vaping in restaurants, bars, banks, theaters, businesses, schools, government buildings or public transportation vehicles.

Goodhue County Board briefs
Republican Eagle - March 5, 2016

Board approves tobacco policy Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve an updated tobacco policy for county property and authorize staff to set the locations of designated smoking areas. County Board voted to ban tobacco use on county property except in smoking areas in 2007, but no formal policy was developed. Tuesdays approved motion also adds language prohibiting the use of electronic tobacco delivery devices in county buildings, vehicles and outdoors on county property except in designated areas. Commissioners discussed and rejected a proposal for a 12 month trial of a 100 percent tobacco-free policy in the renovated Health and Human Services Building.

Tobacco use down, vaping up
Foster's Daily Democrat -March 5, 2016

DOVER Like a game of whack-a-mole, electronic cigarettes have replaced traditional tobacco products as a health concern among area youth. That's according to the latest in a series of statewide surveys on health-related teen behavior. Use of electronic cigarettes, e-cigs or vaping, has exceeded the use of any other ...

Grover Norquist Hammers Dem Demanding Massive E-Cig Tax
Daily Caller - March 5, 2016

The Democratic minority leader in the Utah House of Representatives launched a broadside against President of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist Thursday, while arguing for an 86 percent tax increase for e-cigarettes.

Formaldehyde Fears Used To Smear E-Cigarettes Have Now Been ...
Daily Caller - March 5, 2016

The letter stated the levels of formaldehyde emitted from e-cigs were significantly higher than tobacco cigarettes and could raise the risk of lifetime cancer 5-15 ...

New 'safer' e-cigarette with tobacco flavour, less harmful smoke
Deccan Chronicle - March 5, 2016

Flavourings are an important part of the vaping experience, but currently available e-cig flavours are food grade and the tobacco flavourings are unsatisfactory.

Hybrid device delivers tobacco flavors with e-cig like vapor
EurekAlert - March 5, 2016

A novel hybrid product that combines e-cigarette technology with fresh tobacco, called 'glo iFUSE,' has been shown to successfully deliver natural tobacco flavors without impacting the potentially reduced risk nature of the aerosol produced …

Local man says e-cigarette charger exploded on him, caught on fire [VIDEO]
WWLTV.com - March 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS - Just days ago, video of a man's pocket catching on fire in a store went viral.
It happened when his e-cigarette battery exploded. Now it's happened to a local man, who had never seen that video, and he says he, and his friends, barely escaped injury. Chef Casey Giardina, 28, and his friends had returned home after a weekend crawfish boil when he took out his e-cigarette to vape. "It exploded and took off in my hand just like a bottle rocket or a roman candle," said Giardina. It took off, ricocheting from his hand to ceiling, from wall to wall, landing on the floor, burning everything thing it hit. His friends hit the floor. "I would say cheap chargers can simply, just randomly, have catastrophic failures but very, very rarely," explained Brendan Frost of Crescent City Vape. At Crescent City Vape they say more expensive chargers are usually safer. They stop charging when the battery is full, unlike Casey's. And they stopped selling the Efest brand battery that exploded in Casey's hand.

We're unsure if e-cigarettes are harmful, but it still makes sense to restrict them
The Conversation UK - March 4, 2016

E-cigarettes have rapidly risen in popularity in recent years and are now the subject of heated debate as to whether they are effective in helping smokers quit tobacco or whether they are actually making smoking attractive to young people. Are they a way for Big Tobacco to protect its profits in markets where smoking is declining and lure people back into nicotine addiction or are they just a fashion that will quickly lose its appeal? Given that vaping has been around for barely a decade and studies into the long-term effects take time, we cannot answer these questions with certainty yet. The benefits of e-cigarettes' continue to be debated and the potential risks to non-smokers and young people remain under-explored.

Holyrood passes legislation banning e-cigarette sales to under-18s
Scottish Legal News - March 4, 2016

MSPs have passed measures banning the sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s. The new rules come as part of the Scottish governments Health Bill which also limits advertising of the devices. Under the new rules the ban on smoking on hospital grounds will also be bolstered and there will be a new offence for health and social care workers who mistreat those in their care.

E-cigarettes could be banned from another Scunthorpe pub what do you think?
Scunthorpe Telegraph - March 4, 2016

A North Lincolnshire publican is conducting a straw poll among regulars to decide whether to ban the smoking of electronic cigarettes in the bars.

Hospital grounds smoking bans are now law
Glasgow Evening Times - March 4, 2016

A LAW has been passed making it an offence to smoke in hospital grounds. The bill also regulates the sale of electronic cigarettes after concerns children were smoking the devices. The Bill brings e-cigs into line with traditional cigarettes ...

E-cigarette inventor fumes at Welsh Government over vaping ban plan
Daily Post North Wales - March 4, 2016

Originally Health Minister Mark Drakeford hoped to restrict e-cigarettes in all enclosed public and work places bringing it into line with the smoking ban by the ...

Advertising authority walks fine line on standards
Irish Times - March 4, 2016

The non-statutory, industry-funded Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland, which ... of societal concern such as gambling, e-cigarettes and food marketing.

E-cigarette explodes, man loses eye [VIDEO]
WECT-TV6 - March 4, 2016

Christopher Richards said he took his first cigarette at the age of nine. By the time he was a teen, smoking cigarettes was a habit. Fast forward two decades later, Richards said he was looking for a way to kick the habit, so about two years ago he picked up an e-cig. "I remembered hearing a loud, almost like a bomb, and the car just started to fill up with smoke," Richards recalled. "I just started saying out loud, 'oh my God, oh my God,' and I grabbed a rag and put it on my face. As I was putting it on my face I realized below me there was just a pool of blood." The e-cig had exploded in his face with such force, Richards said it broke off a piece of the steering wheel, gave him second and third degree burns on his chest and over 50 stitches in his nose. Worse, it cost him his left eye.

Howard County man suffers burns after e-cigarette explodes in his pocket [VIDEO]
ABC2 News - March 4, 2016

A Howard County man suffered burns after his vaping device exploded. Howard County Fire and Rescue responded to a Fulton address Wednesday, after receiving a 911 call that a man's vape exploded in his pocket. Crews took the man to Howard County General Hospital to treat his burns.

Americans Say E-Cigs Should Be Regulated Like Tobacco Cigs
The FINANCIAL - March 4, 2016

Most U.S. adults favor some type of regulation for e-cigarettes. A majority, 60%, say e-cigarettes should be regulated as much as tobacco cigarettes. An additional 19% say e-cigarettes should be regulated, but not as much as regular cigarettes. Seventeen percent say they should not be regulated at all. Americans are not in favor of completely banning e-cigarettes in restaurants, workplaces, hotels, bars and public parks. Of these venues, Americans are most likely to say e-cigarettes should be totally banned from restaurants (48%) and least likely to say they should be banned from public parks (29%). In contrast, a majority of U.S. adults believe cigarette smoking should be illegal in all public places.

Youth Increasingly Vulnerable To E-Cigarette Marketing and Use
SpaceCoastDaily.com - March 4, 2016

Cigarette smoking has declined among U.S. youth in recent years, but the use of e-cigarettes and some other tobacco products has increased. For example, 4.3 percent of middle school students in 2011 smoked cigarettes, while in 2014 it was 2.5 percent. Same for high school students 15.8 percent in 2011 against 9.2 percent in 2014. However, current use of electronic cigarettes increased among middle and high school students from 2011 to 2014 middle school students 0.6 percent in 2011 against 3.9 percent in 2014, and for high school students its 1.5% percent in 2011, rocketing up to 13.4 percent in 2014. Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated products designed to turn nicotine and other chemicals into vapor. You then inhale the vapor. These may contain ingredients that are known to be toxic to humans. Because clinical studies about the safety of e-cigarettes have not been submitted to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is not clear if they are safe, which chemicals they contain, or how much nicotine is being inhaled. Additionally, e-cigarettes may be attractive to kids. Thus, with e-cigarettes there are many unknowns, including the unknown health effects of long-term use.

Do you even vape, bruh?
The Scout - March 4, 2016

Does the thought of controlled nicotine dosages excite you? How about the promise of fewer chemicals and toxic ingredients? If the answer is yes, you may be in love with vaping, but perhaps not for long. Researchers at Hong Kong Baptist University found in a recent study that e-cigarettes (e-cigs) contain one million times more cancer-causing substances than Hong Kongs own heavily polluted air.

Recent Ban on E-Cigarettes in Checked Bags Highlights Risks
ClaimsJournal.com - March 4, 2016

Focus on the risks associated with electronic cigarettes continues to rise as their popularity continues to grow. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes as they are often referred to, are typically a battery powered cigarette look-alike designed to deliver the same nicotine effect as real cigarettes. According to the Federal Drug Administration, They turn chemicals, including highly addictive nicotine, into an aerosol that is inhaled by the user. Passengers may continue to carry e-cigarettes in carry-on bags or on their person but may not use them on flights.

Robbie Robson, from Aylesham, left with burns after e-cigarette batteries exploded in his pocket
Kent Online - March 4, 2016

An ex-smoker faces a skin graft in a burns unit after his e-cigarette batteries exploded in his pocket and set his trousers on fire. Robbie Robson suffered second and third degree burns to his legs when the Chinese-made hardware "went off like a firework".

It's time to regulate e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - March 4, 2016

Exploding hoverboards may have gotten all the attention lately, but electronic cigarettes have also been showing a disturbing tendency to spontaneously combust, injuring a growing number of people whose devices have blown up in their faces or pockets. ... Although product liability lawsuits have been filed against the retailers and wholesalers, regulations would help stop injuries before they happen by giving the FDA the authority to require the devices to meet federal safety standards. Already it is soliciting public input on e-cigarette problems to have a head start on developing such standards as soon as the new regulations give them the authority to do so. While researchers haven't yet settled the question of whether vaping is as harmful as smoking, we do know e-cigarette users don't breathe in the same kind of carcinogenic smoke and tar that conventional cigarette smokers do. That's good, but it doesn't make vaping a benign pastime. No matter how you package it, nicotine is an addictive chemical linked to cardiovascular disease.

Victory For Vapers As 86 Percent E-Cigarette Tax Goes Up In Smoke
Daily Caller - March 4, 2016

E-cigarette advocates got a much-needed victory Thursday after a bill proposing an eye-watering 86.5 percent tax on vapor products went up in smoke.

When the smoke clears ($$)
Memphis Business Journal - March 4, 2016

more than two dozen vapor and e-cigarette retailers have sprung up in Memphis over the last 3 years. But will this hot new industry get snuffed out by new ...

Bill to tax e-cigarettes put on hold until summer
Deseret News - March 3, 2016

A crowd of students packed a committee room, an overflow room and other parts of the Capitol on Thursday to show support for a controversial bill to tax electronic cigarettes. But the bill's run at the 2016 Utah Legislature likely came to an end when the House Revenue and Taxation Committee recommended it be studied over the summer.

Workshops scheduled for proposed vaping ordinance
Kitsap Sun - March 3, 2016

BREMERTON - The Kitsap Public Health District will hold three workshops this month to take comments on a draft ordinance that would regulate vaping. The proposed rules would prohibit vaping in public places - similar to rules for cigarette smoking - and prohibit minors from buying and possessing vaping products. The ordinance also would restrict how retailers provide sampling and require retailers to obtain permits.

Vape Pen Explosion Victim Suffered Severe Burns [VIDEO]
CBS Local - March 3, 2016

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) A teenager from the Denver metro area is recovering after a vape pen he was using exploded in his face. It happened on Jan. 3, but the 16-year-old is still receiving treatment for his badly burned skin and scarred eyes. His mom spoke to CBS4 about the incident, but asked to have her identity as well as her sons kept anonymous. She told CBS4s Kelly Werthmann that her son was home when it happened and the first thing she heard was a loud crash. At first I thought a car had crashed into my house, she said. Then I heard just nothing but blood curdling screams.

California Assembly should approve far-reaching e-cigarette bill
Sacramento Bee - March 3, 2016

As she prepares to pass her gavel to her successor, Speaker Toni Atkins has a chance to leave a legacy in the form of serious regulation of electronic cigarettes. Atkins, D-San Diego, will step down on Monday, and Assemblyman Anthony Rendon will take over. But Atkins will preside Thursday, when the Assembly is expected to consider legislation by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, to treat e-cigarettes as if they were tobacco products. Vapers would face the same restrictions as smokers and could not use the devices in bars, restaurants and other workplaces. Vendors would risk their licenses if they sell their wares to minors. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seemingly unable to impose meaningful regulations on the popular and almost assuredly addictive form of nicotine ingestion, California should fill the vacuum. …

MSPs expected to pass Bill regulating E-cigs
Scotsman - March 3, 2016

… The Scottish Government's Health Bill will ban under-18s from buying the devices and limit their advertising. It will also make it an offence to smoke within a designated no-smoking area around buildings in NHS hospital grounds. …

Public health and the taxation of e-cigarettes
NanoNews (blog) - March 3, 2016

Draft plans would require all member states to apply tobacco taxes on top of existing VAT levies - sending a basic "cigalike" device from £23 to nearly £54. ... relentless campaigns against e-cigarettes are the unintended consequences of discouraging smokers from switching to vaping and making it easier for vapers ...

The exploding e-cigarettes toll: Users lose teeth and need skin grafts after spate of fires
Around 2.2 million Brits smoke e-cigs and firefighters now attend at least one fire a week caused by the gadgets
Mirror.co.uk - March 3, 2016

Britain's fire services have issued a new warning over the use of e-cigarettes after one exploded and destroyed a teaching assistant's car. The Local Government Association, which represents 49 fire and rescue authorities in England and Wales, said "vaping" was now a "major cause for concern"… LGA spokesman Jeremy Hilton said: "The number of fires caused by e-cigarettes is a major cause for concern. Firefighters all over the country are being called out to deal with these types of incidents more regularly. They seem to be happening every week, although the true figure is unknown as we understand many cases are going unreported. …

EU plan to raise duty on e-cigarettes an act of folly
UKIP - March 3, 2016

In response to news that the European Union is to enforce tax hikes on e-cigarettes to place them in the same duty bracket as tobacco, UKIP Health Spokesman Louise Bours said: "All this will do is discourage people from vaping, which even Public Health England say is 95% safer than smoking cigarettes. …

Tobacco Lobbyists Puff-Up eCigarette Prices
Huffington Post UK - March 3, 2016

… However, a decision ratified by EU finance ministers this week means the 2.2 million people in the UK who currently use e-cigarettes can look forward to a 77% tax rate on their purchases. This will bring vaping - the smoking option accepted as the healthiest by many experts - into the same tax bracket as cigarettes and cigars. …

'The battery blew out like a rocket': Shocking images of teacher's car destroyed by exploding e-cigarette
Mirror.co.uk - March 3, 2016

A teaching assistant's £1,500 car was destroyed when her electronic cigarette exploded inside it while it was charging. Lindsay Dean, 27, was horrified when she rushed out of a lesson to find her Volkswagen Polo engulfed in flames. She said: "The battery had blown out like a rocket. "It had fired over the driver's seat and into the back seat and set light to the interior of the car. …

New Department of Transportation rule will ban use of e-cigarettes on planes
Los Angeles Times - March 3, 2016

On Wednesday, the Department of Transportation announced a final rule banishing the use of the devices on commercial aircraft, including charters. The rule will go into effect 30 days after it is published in the Federal Register, which will be Friday. That would make its implementation date April 3, a Sunday. You can download and read the rule here. "This final rule is important because it protects airline passengers from unwanted exposure to aerosol fumes that occur when electronic cigarettes are used onboard airplanes," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. …Detractors say the devices release harmful chemicals and represent a fire hazard.

Vapes on a Plane
The Weekly Standard (blog) - March 3, 2016

The war on things that happen to look like smoking has reached 33,000 feet. The Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday that it would ban the use of e-cigarettes on commercial airplanes. (Many airlines had already taken the action, before the government decided to step in.) It's not entirely obvious why the DOT took this step; unlike actual cigarettes, e-cigs contain no tobacco. They emit vapor, rather than carcinogenic second-hand ...

Global USB Rechargeable E-Cigarette & Vaporizer Device Market Value of USD 16 Billion by 2025 - Trends, Technologies & Opportunities Report 2016-2025 - Key Vendors: NJOY, Electronic Cigarettes International
PR Newswire (press release) - March 3, 2016

This comprehensive report forecasts the global e-cigarette market to reach a value of over $16 billion by 2025. This report is a meticulous compilation of the different aspects of the USB rechargeable and currently the dominating e-cigarette type in the industry, including the market share analysis and product benchmarking for top brands, Porters five forces analysis, the consumers perspective for buying e-cigarettes, market breakdown by product types, distribution channel, and key geographical locations. …

VIDEO: E-Cigarettes May Be Safer Than Tobacco Cigarettes When It Comes To Formaldehyde - Should We Be Skeptical?
Medical Daily - March 3, 2016

A new tobacco company-funded study finds that e-cigarettes are much safer than tobacco cigarettes, at least when it comes to formaldehyde. But should we be skeptical?

LIO teleconference schedule for March 2
Kenai Peninsula Online - March 3, 2016

… The House Labor & Commerce Committee will sponsor a public hearing for a continued Presentation: "Economic Impacts of Alaska Fiscal Options - Draft Conclusions" by Professor Gunnar Knapp, Institute of Social & Economic Research, and to discuss HB 304 Electronic Tax Returns; Tobacco & E-Cigs Tax. Testimony will be taken. …

Bill could raise legal smoking age to 21 [VIDEO]
WTNH Connecticut News (press release) - March 3, 2016

There's a bill to raise the legal smoking age in the state of Connecticut from 18 to 21. You know you have to be at least 21 to buy alcohol here in Connecticut. But now some lawmakers want the same laws for cigarettes. This bill would also make 21 the minimum age to buy e-cigarettes and vapor products as well. State Senator Mae Flexer authored the bill. …

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down
Richmond Register - March 3, 2016

Thumbs up...to Berea business owner Therese Stachowiak for asking the Berea City Council to change its anti-smoking ordinance to allow customers to try vapor products in her store. Under the ordinance adopted with the cooperation of the Madison County Health Department, smoking tobacco products indoors is prohibited, including the consumption of e-cigarettes and nicotine vapor delivery devices. …

Massachusetts Senator Applauds E-Cigarette Ban on Commercial ...
Patch.com - March 3, 2016

Massachusetts Senator Edward J. Markey applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation for banning the use of e-cigarettes on all commercial airline flights. …

Growing concerns about the use of electronic cigarettes [VIDEO]
ABC FOX Montana News - March 3, 2016

The use of electronic cigarettes continues to be a concern prompting the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to issue a warning. One of the biggest concerns is e-cigarettes are not regulated except they cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 18. …

County Board discusses adding e-cigarettes to tobacco policy
Hastings Tribune - March 3, 2016

Members of the Adams County Board of Supervisors are looking to add electronic cigarettes to the prohibition of tobacco products on county property. … Board members voted 7-0 to direct Dave Bergin, deputy county attorney, to draft an amended tobacco policy that more clearly states what is prohibited and where. Bergin said the amended policy will cover electronic cigarettes with both terms "e-cigarette" and "vaping cigarette." …

Council ponders smoke shop moratorium
St. George Daily Spectrum - March 3, 2016

Cedar City Council members heard arguments Wednesday night on a proposed ordinance that would prevent any new stores selling e-cigarettes from opening. …

86.5% tax on e-cigs vaporized by lawmakers in Utah committee
Salt Lake Tribune - March 3, 2016

The students crowding the hearing prompted Shilo Platts, with the Utah chapter of the Smoke-Free Trade Alternatives Association, to say, "We don't agree with ...

Threats won't stop e-cigarette bill
Davisclipper - March 2, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY-It's been a controversial issue but it just got more complicated. Reaction to a bill that would increase the tax on electronic cigarettes proposed by Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield has taken a nasty turn. Students Against Electronic Vaping (SAEV), a group of students lobbying for Ray's bill, recently received threatening messages through social media that prompted Ray to turn to the police. "They've been threatened with physical violence," said Ray. "You can fight me all you want but don't go after these kids." The messages contained foul language and one even said, "Die. Please." …

Locals react to airline ban on e-cigarettes
WECT-TV6 - March 2, 2016

"The secondhand smoke that you worry about with cigarettes, you don't have to ... While passengers can't smoke e-cigarettes on planes, they are still allowed to ...

The US Is Banning E-Cigs on Commercial Flights [VIDEO]
Fortune - March 2, 2016

To protect passengers from aerosol fumes. …

IL senator applauds DOT decision to ban e-cigs on airplanes
KFVS - March 2, 2016

WASHINGTON (KFVS) - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) applauded the Department of Transportation's announcement Wednesday that the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights will be explicitly banned. …

Feds Ban E-Cigs From Commercial Flights [VIDEO]
Studies show e-cigarette aerosol can contain harmful chemicals
TIME - March 2, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation banned the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights Wednesday. Traditional tobacco cigarettes have long been prohibited on flights, but it was unclear whether that ban also applied to e-cigs until now … Studies show e-cigarette aerosol can contain harmful chemicals, according to the DOT. The department says children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems could suffer if they were exposed to these chemicals in the confined space of an airplane cabin. The ban applies to all scheduled flights by U.S. and foreign carriers traveling in, to and from the U.S., as well as charter flights by carriers that require the presence of a flight attendant.

U.S. Department of Transportation Explicitly Bans the Use of Electronic Cigarettes on Commercial Flights
Aviation Pros - March 2, 2016

WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a final rule that explicitly bans the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights. The final rule applies to all scheduled flights of U.S. and foreign carriers involving transportation in, to, and from the U.S. …

US Bans Use of e-Cigarettes on Airline Flights
New York Times - March 2, 2016

Electronic cigarettes are prohibited on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States under a final rule the government issued Wednesday. … Passengers are allowed to carry e-cigarettes with them onto planes, but are not allowed to charge their batteries during flight. The Federal Aviation Administration also prohibits passengers from packing e-cigarettes in their checked luggage under an interim final regulation adopted last year by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, which is part of the Transportation Department. The regulation was a response to instances in which e-cigarettes have set suitcases on fire. …

Shops Warned About Selling E-Cigs To Underage Teens
Mix 96 - March 2, 2016

Shops in Leighton Buzzard are among several being warned about selling e-cig products to underage teenagers. Trading Standards teams have been visiting ...

Vaping tax: battle over future of e-cigarettes looms
The Week UK - March 2, 2016

The rise of e-cigarettes, credited as being one of the primary methods by which people are now giving up smoking, could be curtailed by a huge tax increase as ... According to reports in both The Times and the Daily Mail, European Union finance ministers are to approve a proposal that could see e-cigarettes reclassified as tobacco products for tax purposes. This would cause a huge price increase. …

Almost 900000 people used e-cigarettes in England to quit smoking
The Independent - March 2, 2016

Almost 900,000 smokers in England have used e-cigarettes in order to break their habit, a new study has suggested. … "This is unfortunate, as it is likely that even more smokers would switch to vaping successfully if e-cigarettes were combined with behavioural support that the ...

Draft EU laws are set to send the price of e-cigarettes soaring as ...
Daily Mail - March 2, 2016

Electronic cigarettes could soar in price if an EU review backs moving them to the same tax regime as tobacco. The European Commission has been ordered to come up with draft legislation to eliminate 'inconsistencies' in single market rules between tobacco and e-cigarettes. …

US bans vaping on commercial airline flights
Ars Technica - March 2, 2016

The US Department of Transportation's decision to officially ban the use of electronic ... Congress banned airline smoking in 2000, and no US-based carrier has ...

US bans the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights
Reuters - March 2, 2016

... on Wednesday it has banned the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial ... whether its existing ban on smoking on flights includes electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigarette Explosion: Why Is This Happening? What You MUST Know
Parent Herald - March 2, 2016

Numerous incidence of e-cigarette explosion have been reported in the media of late. The accidents have become more common that medical personnel treating patients for the emergency are wondering why it is happening. …

Study estimates 16-22000 more smokers quit because of e-cigs ($$)
ECigIntelligence - March 2, 2016

ECigIntelligence.com is a news-led, analytical, and independent resource, focused on tracking regulatory change and market intelligence for the e-cigarette and ...

San Francisco Raises Age to Buy Tobacco to 21
NBCNews.com - March 2, 2016

San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to boost the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, despite arguments from opponents that cities and counties cannot trump California law. San Francisco becomes the second-largest city after New York City to raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. … Thomas Briant, executive director of the National Association of Tobacco Outlets, had urged San Francisco to hold off on voting until the state attorney general can issue a decision. …

San Francisco will vote on raising age to buy tobacco to 21
San Jose Mercury News media center - March 2, 2016

Officials in San Francisco were scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to increase the minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, even as opponents argue that cities and counties cannot trump California law. … The issue has gained traction nationally as lawmakers try to discourage young people from starting to smoke, especially popular e-cigarettes. A report last year ...

Vaping faces an attack in the Florida Legislature
Folio Weekly - March 2, 2016

But this new, fast-growing market already faces an attack. Right now, the Florida legislature is considering House Bill 1143, sponsored by Rep. Shawn Harrison (R-Tampa). The bill will amend the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act by categorizing vaping as smoking. The bill does not provide an exception for vape shops and lounges. This re-identification will ban vaping indoors in public facilities such as restaurants and bars, likely on the grounds that, like secondhand smoke, vaping is harmful to bystanders. (Rep. Harrison did not return requests for comment.) But vaping's proponents disagree with this assumption. They argue that numerous articles and studies have found that the vapor from these devices is essentially harmless to bystanders. …

Council to consider e-cigarette ordinance at Wednesday's meeting
St. George Daily Spectrum - March 2, 2016

Cedar City Council will consider Wednesday an ordinance that would prevent new smoke shops from opening within city limits. The ordinance would impose a six-month moratorium on the issuing of business licenses for tobacco specialty retail businesses. … Ashley Whiting, Cedar Middle School counselor and ICPC member, said she is seeing elementary, middle and high school students regularly using e-cigarettes. …

Lane County commissioners informally back raising tobacco purchase age to 21
The Register-Guard - March 2, 2016

Lane County commissioners on Tuesday indicated that they back a proposal to raise to 21 from 18 the legal age for buying and using tobacco products countywide. … As vaping - inhaling nicotine or cannabis concentrates through a penlike device - becomes more popular, Bozievich said a uniform smoking age would make it easier for law enforcement officers to determine whether someone is breaking the law. "Some of these (smoking products) have the flavor and smell of candy," he said. "By matching the ages, law enforcement would know that if someone is using a vape pen at 18, it's illegal no matter what's in the pen." …

Council to consider e-cigarette ordinance at Wednesday's meeting
St. George Daily Spectrum - March 2, 2016

... how tobacco retailers are currently licensed, the results of pending legislation and make a proposal the council can consider related to licensing additional specialty businesses ... There are 42 businesses in Iron County that sell e-cigarettes.

Study highlights hidden dangers of smoking e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
The Denver Channel - March 1, 2016

DENVER, Colo - They've been touted as safer than traditional cigarettes, but we're learning that may not be the case with e-cigs. A new study says e-cigarettes could be one-million times more harmful than polluted air. "There may be some health risks that we're not aware of yet, because it is such a new venture for everybody," said Michael Ashley with Mistery Vapor Bar in Denver.

891000 used e-cigarettes to try and quit smoking in 2014, study ...
BT.com - March 1, 2016

Professor Robert West, who led the research team, said "E-cigarettes appear to be helping a significant number of smokers to stop who would not have done ...

Ask the Expert: Is it safe to vape while pregnant?
the Irish News - March 1, 2016

Q: "I smoke and I've just found out I'm pregnant. I know I'll struggle to give up smoking, so would it be safer to change to e-cigarettes instead?" A: Professor ...

Is it safe and legal to smoke an e-cigarette with kids in the car?
The Globe and Mail - March 1, 2016

So far, Health Canada has not regulated e-cigarettes. ... to help protect Ontario's youth from the dangers of tobacco and the potential harms of e-cigarettes."…

EU Plans To Give Vapers 'A Further Kick In The Teeth' With Massive Tax Increase
Daily Caller - March 1, 2016

A picture taken on June 29, 2015 in Lille shows Drachma bills, Greece's former currency, next to euro bills and coins. The European single currency briefly ...

E-cigarette tax sets scene for EU lobbying war
EUobserver.com - March 1, 2016

EU countries are preparing to tax e-cigarettes under the same regime as normal cigarettes, in a move likely to increase prices and to prompt a fight among corporate lobbyists in Brussels. Last Friday (26 February), member states' ambassadors agreed to...

E-cigarettes may lead to youth tobacco use
OUPblog (blog) - March 1, 2016

Marketers offer many kid-friendly e-liquids, vape juices, and e-juice cartridges, ... Primack said he hoped people will learn that although vaping and smoking may ...

Everything You Need To Know About E-Cigarette Explosions
Tech Times - March 1, 2016

While CBS News went as far as to equate hoverboards with e-cigs (or, as they're also known, personal vapes) as the new product to watch out for (for safety ...

E-cigs could leave you INFERTILE, experts now claim
The Sun - March 1, 2016

As well as cancer-causing elements and flame retardants, scientists have now discovered that some e-cigs contain toxins linked to fertility difficulties, foetal ...

Scientist Slams Claim That E-Cigarettes Are One Million Times ...
Daily Caller - March 1, 2016

The study, first reported in the South China Morning Post, is raising eyebrows among e-cigarette researchers. "I am almost certain they made a mistake," Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, a cardiologist working as a researcher at Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, told The Daily Caller News Foundation via email. … There are also incorrect comparisons made in the study between inhaling cigarette smoke and vaping e-liquid, according to Farsalinos. "How can you compare mLs of inhaled tobacco cigarette smoke with mL of e-liquid? It is simply a joke. The truth is that 1 tobacco cigarette contains by far more PAHs than what they reported they found in 1 mL of liquid (which is 1/3rd the daily consumption)." …

Is Vaping More Dangerous Than You Think?
ATTN - March 1, 2016

Marcus Forzani, a 17-year-old Colorado high schooler, is speaking out about the dangers of vaporizer pens after one reportedly exploded in his pocket last week, scorching his leg and hand.

SAFETY ALERT: Exploding vapor pens [VIDEO]
FOX21News.com - March 1, 2016

A growing number of users are having their vape pens explode, causing serious injuries. One vape shop tells us this problem happens a lot more often than people in the industry want to admit. …

San Francisco votes on raising tobacco buying age to 21
ABC10.com - March 1, 2016

The ordinance would apply to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. The issue has gained traction nationally as lawmakers try to discourage young people ...

County Council Member Proposes Law to Ban Most Teens From Using Tanning Beds
BethesdaMagazine.com - March 1, 2016

... to ban smoking inside all bars and restaurants and, in recent years, has banned smoking both traditional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes outdoors in public ...

All Chatham County government grounds are now tobacco free
Chatham Journal Weekly - March 1, 2016

Effective today, March 1, 2016, all Chatham County government grounds are tobacco free. ... cigarettes, cigars, all forms of smokeless tobacco (e.g., dip), and other smoking devices such as vapor products (electronic cigarettes) on county grounds. …

Smoking policy has resulted in few citations
The Daily Tar Heel - March 1, 2016

Bartholomew said the 100-foot policy also applies to the residence halls and includes e-cigarettes, also known as vapor products. "We would only involve DPS if ...

New smoking regulations go into effect in Ohio County
WTOV Steubenville - March 1, 2016

OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. - Beginning Tuesday, smoking, vaporizing and the use of electronic cigarettes will be prohibited in hotels, motels and at outdoor public ...

Vape Pen Explosion Gives Marcus Forzani Third-Degree Burns
Westword - February 29, 2016

Marcus Forzani, seventeen, was carrying a vape pen in his pocket when ... a slew of cases during which the lithium-ion batteries used in vape pens combusted. … Included in the article is a timeline of e-cigarette battery explosions beginning in 2012; below, see a TV report about one that took place in Mount Pleasant, Utah, circa September 2013. And a more recent piece about e-cigarette battery explosions lists thirty cases from February 2012 to August 2015...

Alright, we get it, you vape
Los Angeles Times - February 29, 2016

More and more teenagers are joining in on the new vaping craze. However, to an outsider, vaping looks a lot like smoking, which most of our generation has been taught to see as dangerous and even disgusting. Is there a difference? And why has vaping suddenly become so popular? …

Explosive lawsuit could light up e-cigarette industry [VIDEO]
KGO-TV - February 29, 2016

They're peaking in popularity, but are they sagging in safety? An explosive lawsuit could light up the e-cigarette industry. … But explosions and fires from e-cigarettes are no surprise at all to the industry, or the ... E-cigarettes are sometimes billed as a safer alternative to real cigarettes ...

Warning over carrying e-cigarette batteries in pockets
Uttoxeter Advertiser - February 29, 2016

TOWNSFOLK who smoke e-cigarettes have been warned to 'never' carry the batteries in their pockets after a rise in injuries. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue has ...

More than half of Plymouth shops sell e-cigs to children in undercover operation
Plymouth Herald - February 29, 2016

More than half the Plymouth shops tested in a recent undercover operation sold e-cigarettes to children, it has been revealed. New laws on selling e-cigarettes ...

Ads for e-cigarettes and gambling will be subject to new rules
Irish Times - February 29, 2016

Ads suggesting e-cigarettes are positive or ones which exaggerate the environmental benefits of particular products will fall foul of a new advertising watchdog code coming into force on Tuesday. The code is however voluntary and has been drawn up by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) which is financed by the advertising industry. As a result it has no legal standing.

Experts call to reign in 'catastrophic' e-cigarettes
The New Daily - February 29, 2016

Experts have expressed concerns about the potentially catastrophic dangers of e-cigarettes after two malfunctioning devices caused horrific injuries in recent days. On Monday (AEDT), an e-cigarette exploded in Cassandra Kozios face, blowing out one of her teeth and then engulfing her car in flames. Ms Hamiltons injuries were extremely graphic, with images showing her teeth missing and face burnt. My face looked so much worse last night becuase I had char all over it, Ms Hamilton told Associated Press.

E-Cigarettes One Million Times More Harmful Than Air In Hong Kong, Chinese Study Finds
International Business Times - February 29, 2016

Electronic cigarettes may be more dangerous than previously thought. E-cigarettes contained 1 million times more of a cancer-causing substance than heavily polluted Hong Kong air, a new study from Hong Kong Baptist University found. Researchers also discovered that the electronic devices contain a type of flame retardant that can affect the reproductive system and could lead to cancer, the South China Morning Post reported Monday. This was the first time that chemical had been found in e-cigarettes.

A million times more harmful than outdoor air: Hong Kong study raises e-cigarette cancer alarm
South China Morning Post (subscription) - February 29, 2016

Electronic cigarettes were found to contain one million times more cancer-causing substances than outdoor air in a study by Baptist University. Researchers also discovered a type of flame retardant that affected the reproductive system and could lead to cancer the first such discovery in e-cigarettes. The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, which commissioned the study, called for a ban on e-cigarettes as soon as possible before they become more popular.

E-Cigarettes Inhibit Cough Reflex Sensitivity
Pharmacy Times - February 29, 2016

Electronic cigarettes comprise a nearly $3 billion market in the United States. In 2014 alone, roughly 12.6% of the US adult population admitted to smoking an e-cigarette. Research on the physiologic effects of these increasingly popular devices is ongoing. Recently, researchers evaluated the effect that a single e-cigarette had on cough sensitivity. The findings of this study, which appeared ahead-of-print in the January 2016 issue of Chest, suggested that a single session of e-cigarette use could diminish cough reflex sensitivity and the urge-to-cough threshold.

Leonardo DiCaprio Celebates Oscar Win by Hitting the Town With His Best Supporting Vape
Complex - February 29, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly celebrated his long overdue Oscar win on Sunday evening by partaking in some admirable but predictable activities. DiCaprio, having suffered through an entire Oscars broadcast without the company of his infamous Best Supporting Vape, apparently got spotted by the TMZ police whilst enjoying the company of said vape and evenas true winners so often dothe equally esteemed company of an effortlessly sipped cocktail.

The Ticking Timebomb That Has E-Cigarettes And Hoverboards Going Up In Flames
CBS Local - February 29, 2016

Weve all seen the smoke in the air. Whether its the e-cigarette or the hoverboard, these new popular devices are blowing up, literally. According to CBS News, the same battery cells that power e-cigarettes also power hoverboards. With more than 50 hoverboard reported incidents and dozens of ...

As Vaping Use Grows Among Teens, Public Health Groups Try to Clear the Air on Dangers
Noozhawk - February 29, 2016

The advent of electronic smoking devices has ignited a new host of headaches for those working to keep teenagers away from tobacco and drugs. The gadgets were initially touted as a smoking cessation tool, but critics say e-cigarettes instead have become more popular than regular cigarette smoking among teens. Some use the devices to deliver various illegal drugs. We were winning the battle against tobacco use with kids, said Edwin Weaver, executive director of Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley, which serves as the state Tobacco-Use Prevention Education coordinator for Santa Barbara County. Julie Woessner, executive director and board president of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association, an advocacy organization for the right to use e-cigarettes, said she uses a bubble-gum flavor liquid for her vaping.

Castle Rock teen suffers serious burns after vaporizer battery explodes in pocket [VIDEO]
FOX31 Denver - February 29, 2016

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- A father and his teenage son are issuing a strong warning to others after 17-year old Marcus Forzani suffered second- and third-degree burns when a vaporizer batter exploded in his pocket. You don`t want to be in these shoes of where my son is. Its a painful and long process. Do not flirt with it, the teen's father, Michael Forzani, said. Lying in a hospital bed, Marcus is doing his best to remain positive. Seeing your whole leg pussed out and all black, it doesn't make you feel too good about yourself, he said. On Thursday, Marcus leg was charred black and blistering over after he said a vaporizer battery exploded in his pocket while at school. Bell rang, stood up to get my jacket, which was on the other side of the classroom, five steps within that sparks started flying out of my pocket, Marcus said of the accident. It literally looked like someone was welding in my pocket."

What's the deal with those neighborhood vapor shops popping up around Indy? [VIDEO]
Indianapolis Star - February 29, 2016

Search vape shops Indianapolis online to see just how many are out there. They aren't hard to find. Some retailers are within just a few miles of one another. What's the deal with that? The short answer is profit and popularity. There are an estimated 8,000 to 12,000 vape shops in the U.S., and the sale of e-cigarettes, other vaping devices and supplies generated about $3.5 billion in 2015, according to market analysts at Wells Fargo. Vaping continues to build a following, as more people make the switch from cigarettes to liquid nicotine.

UofL researcher: Evidence mounting on harm of e-cigarettes
Insider Louisville (press release) (registration) - February 29, 2016

University of Louisville professors research on e-cigarettes has drawn them into a smoldering national debate that is pitting a burgeoning multi-billion dollar industry against regulators and health advocates. Dr. Daniel J. Conklin, professor in UofLs Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, told IL that his studies indicate exposure to e-cigarette vapors has revealed damage to blood vessels in mice. Theres evidence coming out that e-cigarette use has genetic effects in humans that are like smoking to some degree, and that the effects in animals show poor outcomes, Conklin told IL. The UofL professor presented part of his research this month at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. The FDA is spending millions of dollars on research to get answers to some of its questions. UofL was awarded more than $14 million in 2013 to study the health effects of tobacco products. Drs. Conklin and Sanjay Srivastava, also a professor with UofLs Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, are investigating what components of tobacco products cause atherosclerosis, or the narrowing of blood vessels due to deposits of fatty materials.

Three Tobacco Regulations to Watch in March
CSPnet.com - February 29, 2016

The New Jersey Health and Senior Services Committee passed a bill to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco and e-cigs from 19 to 21. Earlier this year ...

Limits on e-cigarettes can head off future addictions
The Olympian - February 29, 2016

There is a window of opportunity to protect the health of our kids that will close if the Legislature doesnt act quickly. Legislation currently before state lawmakers would help our state take major steps to protect our youths from e-cigarettes.

Three Tobacco Regulations to Watch in March
CSPnet.com - February 29, 2016

West Virginias senate has passed a bill that would raise the cigarette excise tax by $1.00 to $1.55 per pack. The bill will now be sent to the state's House Finance Committee Last week, representative Barbara Fleischauer (D) introduced a bill that would tax electronic cigarettes and vapor products at 7% of the wholesale price. The bill was sent to West Virginias House Committee on Health and Human Resources for consideration.

Ohio County smoking ban expansion to take effect Tuesday
West Virginia MetroNews - February 29, 2016

Beginning Tuesday, smoking will be prohibited in hotels, motels and at outdoor public places throughout the county. Also, the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizing devices in public will be banned. Smoking on the gambling floor at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and in other establishments with designated video lottery rooms will still be allowed. The new regulations, approved by the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health last year, continues the existing ban on smoking in restaurants, bars and other indoor public venues countywide.

Newest Set of Smoking Regulations to Take Effect [VIDEO]
WTRF - February 28, 2016

Electronic cigarettes will be forbidden in all public buildings, just as regular cigarettes are. But the biggest change of all is no more stepping just outside your ...

Lindenhurst wants to limit vape stores, hookah bars
Newsday - February 28, 2016

Officials in Lindenhurst Village are proposing a moratorium on new stores selling electronic cigarettes, a move that is one of the first of its kind on Long Island.

House may snuff out Senate's tobacco tax hike, area lawmakers say
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration) - February 27, 2016

Hamrick said he doesn't favor imposing a tax on e-cigarettes. I'm not inclined to add a tax on a new industry, Hamrick said. Delegate Patsy Trecost, D-Harrison, ...

State needs smoke-free law ($$)
Paducah Sun - February 27, 2016

Last year the House narrowly passed a statewide ban, which included e-cigarettes, but the bill died in the Senate where its leaders kept it under wraps.

Frequency of E-Cigarette Explosions May Force FDA to Regulate [VIDEO]
ABC News - February 27, 2016

... a bill to expand oversight of recreational use of electronic cigarettes. ... 80% of all fires involving electronic cigarettes it happened during the charging fees.

Lad horrifically burned after e-cig bursts into 'exploding firework'
Daily Star - February 27, 2016

A BLOKE ended up with second and third degree burns when his e-cig exploded.

Electronic cigarette explodes while charging in Rochester apartment
WMUR Manchester - February 26, 2016

The Rochester Fire Department is putting out a warning about electronic cigarettes after one exploded inside a man's Rochester apartment early Friday morning.

Valley man recovering after e-cig explosion [VIDEO]
FOX 10 News Phoenix - February 26, 2016

The only thing he had in his pocket were two batteries for his e-cig. He spent a week at the Maricopa Medical Center's Burn Unit, and doctors say he isn't the first. "It sounded like you had a pocket full of fireworks going off," said David Garcia. Garcia has 2nd and 3rd-degree burns mostly on his right leg. He spent seven days in the hospital, where doctors did skin graphs on his leg, and his fingers were also badly burned. He was driving when something in his pocket exploded. "It just ignites, it just burst into flames. I knew I didn't light it or anything; there was no reason for this flame to be 8-12 inches from my leg," he said.

Ministry asked to set legal age to buy e-liquids
The Borneo Post - February 26, 2016

SIBU: The Ministry of Health has been asked to set a minimum age to purchase the liquid solution known as e-liquids which is used in electronic cigarettes. Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) deputy chairman Datuk Andrew Wong suggested a legal age be enforced for the purchase of e-liquids such as the present 18 years for tobacco products. …

Electronic cigarettes: A briefing for stop smoking services (PDF)
National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) - February 26, 2016

This briefing has been written to assist stop smoking services support people who want to use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to help them quit smoking. Such an approach brings together the most effective method of quitting (stop smoking services) with the most popular (e-cigarettes)…

Firefighter warning after e-cig battery explodes in Tamworth man's ...
Tamworth Herald - February 26, 2016

E-cigarettes have rocketed in popularity and according to ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) an estimated 2.6 million adults in Great Britain use the devices.

Health authority recommends extending e-cigarette ban
RFI - February 26, 2016

France's health authority has recommended that the existing ban on e-cigarettes in public places including public transport and areas where children are ...

Vape store owners argue new Quebec law infringes on freedom of speech
CBC.ca - February 26, 2016

Under Bill 44, which passed at the end of November, e-cigarettes are considered tobacco and fall under the same regulations. In the challenge submitted ...

Woman severely burned in e-cigarette explosion [VIDEO]
Wink News - February 26, 2016

NAPLES, Fla.- A woman was severely burned on her face, neck, and hands when she says her e-cigarette exploded in her face Thursday night. Cassandra Koziol says she was in her car outside her home on Hickory Wood Drive using her e-cigarette when it exploded. According to an incident report, Koziol ran from her car and went inside her friends house to tell them what happened and when she returned, she realized her vehicle was up in flames. Be very careful because youre playing a game of Russian roulette obviously. If you choose to continue vaping, Koziol said. I used the vape to help me quit smoking and it was fantastic and now I had my savior blow up my face pretty much.

Cherry-Flavoured Electronic Cigarettes Show High Levels of Benzaldehyde
Chromatography Today - February 26, 2016

Sales of electronic cigarettes are increasing year-on-year as consumers turn to e-cigarettes in their quest to stop smoking cigarettes. But the safety of e-cigarettes is still an open question? The team focussed on the chemical benzaldehyde a common enough chemical present in many natural food flavourings. With the majority of e-cigarettes being flavoured, the team wanted to know whether the aerosol generated by e-cigarettes and inhaled by users contained benzaldehyde and at what level.

Hoverboards and e-cigarettes share common danger [VIDEO]
13WMAZ - February 26, 2016

NEW YORK -- When the fire first ignited, employees at a Kentucky gas station thought it was a bomb. It turned out to be an e-cigarette that exploded in Josh Hamilton's pants. He suffered third degree burns.

Do not attach yourself to the D.C. streetcar, and other things to know ahead of the launch
Washington Business Journal - February 26, 2016

The first leg of the long-awaited D.C. streetcar system will begin passenger service Saturday, hiccups permitting. ... Also prohibited on a streetcar or streetcar platform: operating a sound-emitting device, riding a skateboard or in-line skates, smoking anything (including electronic cigarettes), and engaging in commercial activity.

House panel votes to require license for e-cig, vaping retailers
IdahoReporter.com - February 26, 2016

The Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee voted Wednesday to require distributors and retailers of e-cigarettes and vaping supplies to obtain a permit from the state. The permit is identical to that which tobacco distributors must secure before selling cigarettes. Bill sponsor Rep. John Rusche, D-Lewiston, said during testimony the permit would help block youth from accessing e-cigarettes. Rusche, a retired physician, told his colleagues that though e-cigarettes may have a role to play in helping smokers break their addiction, he believes non-smokers receive no health benefits from taking up vaping. Vaping and e-cigarettes are new, Rusche said. There's not enough time to know what the long-term effects is. ...

Electronic cigarettes at center of debate
Chicago Tribune - February 26, 2016

The controversy surrounding electronic cigarettes has drawn battle lines between some Southland lawmakers and business owners. The debate over whether these products help or hurt people have sent some store owners' business plans up in smoke. However, when the New Lenox Village Board passed tighter restrictions earlier this month on where and how such businesses could operate, Nuttall told the board he was taking his business elsewhere.

Vapers fight Indiana regulation ($$)
FW Business - February 26, 2016

Time may be running out for those who manufacture and sell eliquids in Indiana that are used in so-called open system devices such as vapor pens. A law enacted by the Indiana General Assembly in 2015 gives eliquid makers until the last day of June, this year, to acquire the new eliquid manufacturing permits the state now mandates. But Evan McMahon, an Indiana eliquid manufacturer and the chairman of industry/consumer advocacy group, Hoosier Vapers Inc., contends the food safety and security requirements for the permits are so impossibly high that no one could, in effect, comply.

Delphos St. John's implements tobacco-free policy
Lima Ohio - February 26, 2016

Delphos St. Johns parish and schools have implemented a new tobacco-free policy to create a more positive, healthy environment for students, a news release stated. The new policy prohibits all students, staff, volunteers and visitors from possessing or using any tobacco products (including electronic cigarettes of any kind) in any building, facility, or vehicle owned or leased, and on school grounds, athletic grounds and parking lots.

Utah's E-Cigarette Tax 'Boggles The Mind' And Could Prevent Smokers Quitting
Daily Caller - February 26, 2016

Raising the vaping age to 21 and introducing a massive tax increase on e-cigarettes could prevent adults from quitting smoking and may harm public health, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute. But according to Competitive Enterprise Institute Fellow Michelle Minton, these policies, while well-intentioned, could have unintended consequences damaging to public health. It is definitely correct that there has been a marked increase in the use of e-cigarettes among teens, but it has been the same with adults because it is a new product and will pick up more and more as it settles into the market, Minton told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Vaping & E-Cigarettes Stir Opposition to WV Tobacco Tax [VIDEO]
WOWK - February 26, 2016

You might say vape store owners are burning mad. Even though they offer an alternative to smoking, they are caught in a bill that raises the tobacco tax on smokers up to $1 per pack. Some vape liquids contain nicotine; and some don't. Many customers use them to quit real cigarettes.

Exploding e-cigarettes send users to hospital with gruesome injuries
Glens Falls Post-Star - February 26, 2016

The way his lawyer tells it, 24-year-old Daniel Pickett was driving down a small-town street in central Washington last December when the electronic cigarette he was holding made a funny noise. He noticed a static-y sound, said Robert Sealby, of Wenatchee, who plans to represent Pickett in an eventual lawsuit. Literally, half a second later, it vented, or exploded. It just really tore the heck out of his hand and arm. National fire experts say the Harborview cases are part of a small but disturbing trend linked to battery failures in the popular devices often touted as a safer substitute for tobacco cigarettes.

I vape, therefore I am: How vaping evolved from a smoking-cessation aid into a lifestyle
The Globe and Mail - February 25, 2016

It jarred against his crisp tux and stylish stubble, but there was no mistaking the object in Leonardo DiCaprios hand at the SAG Awards in January. That was a vape pen, which turns liquid nicotine into vapour. The market for e-juice the little cartridges of fluid that get turned into vapour is even sillier. E-juice comes in a huge array of flavours, most of them ridiculous. Vapers, a Toronto store, offers such palate-tinglers as Strawb-Gwab (strawberry and guava) and Catherine the Grape.

Public Health warns Montanans against using e-cigs
ABC FOX Montana News - February 25, 2016

Department of Public Health and Human Services officials are raising concerns over the increased use of electronic cigarettes by Montanans, in particular the rise in usage among high school students. Latest statistics show that 50 percent of Montana high school students report having tried an electronic vapor product and 30 percent report currently using them. …

Easton raises age to buy tobacco to 21
Wicked Local Easton - February 25, 2016

Health board members this week toughened the town's tobacco regulations, voting to raise the age for buying all tobacco and nicotine products from 18 to 21. … BOH Chairman Laura Arboleda and member Elizabeth Reichman favored the stricter controls over the sale of nicotine-laced goods, including e-cigarettes. …

Cantina Vapes, Littleton
The Denver Post - February 25, 2016

Q: How did you get involved in this business?
A: We have always been very big advocates for vaping and it helped all of us quit smoking cigarettes. We now look to do the same for others.

Don't Look, Leo! A Vape Pen Exploded In This Man's Pocket - And Apparently It Happens With E-Cigarettes ALL THE TIME! [VIDEO]
PerezHilton.com - February 25, 2016

A man named Josh Hamilton - no, not the actor - was minding his own business over the weekend when he walked into a convenience store for a snack and walked out with third degree burns. Apparently, the Kentucky native was carrying an electronic cigarette in his pocket, and when he reached in to grab some change, the lithium ion battery exploded through his pants! … Hundreds of reports have come in from all across the country of vapes exploding while in use, damaging mouths and hands - and yes, exploding in pockets when they aren't even in use! …

E-cigs Might Spontaneously Combust in Your Pocket, But at Least Your Fedora Will Be Safe [VIDEO]
Esquire.com - February 25, 2016

As if the vaping industry hadn't already invaded our politics (strategically placing certain congressmen to endorse Donald Trump), our beloved third-tier entertainment award shows, and our general vicinity with clouds of plastic gas, Big Vape is now threatening to torch us all straight to hell. A Kentucky man was hospitalized this week with second-degree burns after his e-cig randomly blew up in his pocket. … So let's take stock of a few things: E-cigs aren't cool, they're probably not helping you quit smoking, the effects on your health are questionable at best, they're not allowed at the Academy Awards, and …

Fire explosions linked to e-cigarettes spark safety concerns
CBS News - February 25, 2016

…But vaping advocates maintain that reports of explosions from e-cigarettes are rare. In a statement, the American Vaping Association said: "When charged and used under proper conditions, vapor product batteries pose no more of a fire risk than similar lithium-ion batteries that are used in cell phones and laptops." …

Fire Explosions Linked to E-Cigarettes Spark Safety Concerns [VIDEO]
WKRG - February 25, 2016

… According to the U.S. Fire Administration, people reported more than two dozen incidents of explosions and fires caused by e-cigarettes between 2009 and 2014. "It has the same fuel capability as gasoline," said Venkat Viswanathan, a mechanical engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University. …

E-cigarette explodes in Ky. man's pocket
USA TODAY - February 25, 2016

A Kentucky man was hospitalized Saturday after an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket. … In Seattle, a handful of people have recently been treated for burns after their e-cigarettes exploded, KIRO-TV reported. "The injuries that we're seeing combine both flame burns as well as soft-tissue blast injuries. Because of the explosion, we're seeing a large amount of blast injuries to teeth, to tissue in their hands and in their faces," Elisha Brownson, a trauma and burn fellow at Harborview Medical Center in Seatlle, told KIRO. …

Engineer becomes victim of yet ANOTHER exploding e-cigarette battery
Daily Mail - February 25, 2016

A 24-year-old has been left with horrific burns after an e-cigarette battery blew up in his pocket and set his entire leg on fire. Robbie Robson's leg went up in flames and a loud bang went off 'like a firework' as his fiance Kerry Anne watched on and screamed in shock. The civil engineer suffered second and third degree burns and may require surgery …

Ask the Doctor: E-cigarettes vs. Real Cigarettes
Michronicleonline - February 25, 2016

… They have been around since about 2006, but they are an emerging public health concern, as they are rapidly gaining in popularity. Both current smokers as well as those who have never smoked are using e-cigarettes in increasing numbers. Their sales are set to outpace sales of cigarettes over the next decade. Most concerning is that their use is becoming widespread amongst teenagers. The cartridges are often flavored with sweet or fruity aromas that make them more attractive to children and teens. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), e-cigarettes have not been fully studied so consumers currently do not know the potential risks of e-cigarettes or benefits. Another concern is that they may lead young people to try other tobacco products, which cause disease and premature death. … Secondhand "smoke" from e-cigarettes, however, is worse than cigarette smoke in the level of harmful particles, according to one study. E-cigarette vapor contains toxic metals, including nickel at four times the level in cigarette smoke, and chromium, which is not even present in traditional cigarettes. …

France advised to ban e-cigs in cafes and restaurants
The Local.fr - February 25, 2016

France's health authority has advised a ban on smoking e-cigarettes in restaurants and clubs. As it stands, those in France aren't allowed to smoke e-cigarettes on public transport, enclosed workplaces, and areas with children. In other words, it's totally acceptable to "vape" away in a pub, club, café, or restaurant, as many people in France do. However, France's Health Authority said on Thursday that the practice should be banned in a bit to avoid "renormalizing" the habit, suggesting that vaping can be a gateway practice for smoking cigarettes. …

Behind the smoke and mirrors of vaping
OSU - The Lantern - February 25, 2016

In 2014, Ohio State initiated its tobacco-free policy on campus. According to a press release, the goal of the policy is "to support individuals to be tobacco free (and) achieve their highest state of health." The trend of vaping is included in the ban, but some see it as a better alternative. …

Smoking ban starts Thursday in all Tigard parks, on trails
kgw.com - February 25, 2016

The bans encompass all smoked materials- including cigarettes, cannabis products, cigars, and pipes-and e-cigarette products that emulate smoking.

Smoke screen: the impact of e-cigarettes on SRI investing
Citywire Selector (registration) - February 25, 2016

'E-cigarettes provide some benefits, such as absence of harm for third parties, and no passive smoking among family members. There is also no exposure to ...

W.Va. tobacco tax could benefit Boyd County
The Independent - February 25, 2016

The measure would also increase smokeless tobacco tax from 7 percent to 12 percent and spark a 7.7-cents-per-milliliter tax on e-liquids used for vaping.

Senate confirms new FDA commissioner
The Seattle Times - February 25, 2016

After five months of delays, the Senate voted 89-4 on Wednesday to confirm cardiologist Dr. Robert Califf, a longtime Duke University drug-trial researcher, as the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ... Under his leadership, the agency will continue to be under pressure to speed the drug-approval process and to extend its regulation of tobacco to include electronic cigarettes. …

Map of Pending Tax Threats to Vapor Products in the States
Americans for Tax Reform (blog) - February 25, 2016

… it's important to examine the fights taking place against government overreach at the state level as well. The most significant of which includes the ongoing attempt by the so-called public health community and money-hungry lawmakers to raise taxes on electronic cigarettes and vapor products. …

Make your voice heard
Daily Sun News - February 24, 2016

The shop will not sell drugs or alcohol, but vaping and smoking accessories, like ... that ban outdoor signs advertising alcohol near schools, parks and churches.

E-cigarette blows up at Lyndhurst plastic surgery office [VIDEO]
newsnet5.com - February 24, 2016

The Lyndhurst Fire Department responded to call at a plastic surgeon's office where an e-cigarette blew up in an employees pocket. … Many hospitals and medical offices have banned e-cigarettes. newsnet5.com asked employees at the plastic surgeon's office, where this happened, if this will change their policies. They wouldn't comment.

Tobacco free campus effort moves to next step
The News Record - February 24, 2016

… The committee will use the next 12 months to evaluate the university and develop a policy and implementation plan, but an official date of implementation is still unknown. … OSU implemented a tobacco-free policy but e-cigarettes are still used on campus, said Whaley. The UC Board of Trustees will review all decisions made by the …

Greene County ramps up e-cigs education
Dayton Daily News - February 24, 2016

… In Greene County, the number of shops that sell e-cigarettes has almost doubled in the past five years. At the Elite Smoke Shop & Vape in Fairborn, the shop owner said vaping is now more popular than smoking cigarettes. For every pack of cigarettes, the store sells five bottles of e-liquid. Citing new research suggesting that vaping could take more of a toll on the immune system than traditional cigarettes, the Greene County Combined Health District has ramped up its effort to educate people about e-cigarettes and is handing out pamphlets that reference the "truth about vaping." …

Ban on e-cigarette sales
Gulf Times - February 24, 2016

It is not allowed to sell or posses electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) in Qatar, said Dr Kholood al-Mutawaa, head, Non- Communicable Disease Department at the Ministry of Public Health.
"E-cigarette was banned in Qatar according to a ministry order in 2014. We also have a GCC agreement on this matter," the official said. "We have instructed all supermarkets, pharmacies and other outlets not to sell it. We have also communicated with the customs department at the airport, seaport and at the borders not to allow e-cigarettes into Qatar." …

Regulator Watch: Powering the public health wars on vaping
The Province - February 24, 2016

Over the past 150 years great battles were fought and won against infectious disease, deplorable living conditions and hazards on the road. …

E-cigarette regulations recommended in SA despite 'unclear' health risks
ABC Online - February 24, 2016

Regulations banning the use of e-cigarettes in non-smoking areas and the sale of the devices to minors could be introduced in South Australia if recommendations from a parliamentary inquiry are met. …

This Vape Is So Cool It Doesn't Have To Pay Hollywood For Product Placement
Civilized - February 24, 2016

Hailed as the iPhone of vapes, the Pax 2 is the sexiest product in vaping right now: it's been featured in shows and films from Comedy Central's Broad City, to the crime drama Billions, to the Entourage movie, to the hockey comedy series Benders, to HBO's now-cancelled gay drama series Looking, to a number of music videos. …

Someone is tracking how much you 'vape' on Twitter
Washington Post - February 24, 2016

The next time you send a tweet about electronic cigarettes, you might unwittingly be taking part in a clinical study examining what Americans are saying online about vaping. Researchers at New York University's School of Medicine recently analyzed 28 million tweets containing hashtags like #vape, #ecigs and #ejuice to build a monitoring tool that tracks who is commenting about e-cigarettes and what they're saying. By identifying the language associated with e-cigs on Twitter, the researchers hope to better understand who is using them to quit smoking, who is using them for other reasons, and how and to whom they're being marketed. …

E-cigs 'just as bad as cigarettes for pregnant women'
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 24, 2016

Women who smoke e-cigarettes when pregnant may be unknowingly causing as much harm to their unborn babies as if they were smoking traditional tobacco-based cigarettes, according to new research. New York University scientists conducted a study using mice, which led to the discovery that being exposed to any cigarettes, electronic or otherwise, in the womb can have serious long-term effects for infants' development. …

Pot Matters: Vaporizer Use Among Cannabis Users
HIGH TIMES - February 24, 2016

Vaping cannabis is still a relatively new practice, but according to a new study recently published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, "Those that do vape consider it to be a safer, more positive experience than smoking. " …

UNC research round-up for Feb. 24, 2016
The Daily Tar Heel - February 24, 2016

Jaspers' data demonstrates e-cigarette inhalation may have an impact on the immune ... Jaspers and her team have found cinnamon-flavored e-cigarettes in ...

Pikeville takes a look at e-cig regulations ($$)
Appalachian News-Express - February 24, 2016

The Pikeville City Commission heard from concerned residents regarding the use of e-cigarettes, electronic devices that deliver nicotine in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes, and the health risks to those who are subjected to second-hand vapors produced by the devices. Concerned resident Bill Baird noted during Monday's commission meeting that Pikeville was one of the first cities in Kentucky to pass an ordinance banning smoking in public places such as parks, restaurants and places of employment. He asked the commission to consider putting e-cigarettes on the list of prohibited substances. …

VIDEO: E-cigarette explodes in man's pants
Valley News Live - February 24, 2016

OWENSBORO, KY (Valley News Live) - Surveillance video from a convenience store in Kentucky captures the possible dangers associated with e-cigarettes. As the man stands at the counter, you can see fire shooting out of his pants pocket as he desperately tries to put them out. He says a battery from his e-cigarette exploded while he was at a register. Another person in the convenience store bolts out the door. The confused clerk couldn't quite register what he was seeing. "I was shocked! I was like what was that? You have a bomb in your pocket? I was like that! You carry your bomb in your pocket? I was totally shocked and just like this my hands were on my head," said employee Manoj Kumar. …

Cecil County man says e-cigarette exploded in his face [VIDEO]
ABC2 News - February 24, 2016

… Dwayne Cahill says he was driving while smoking his e-cigarette when it got extremely hot and the battery blew out. He says the end of the battery hit him in the face and that it could have been much worse. …

Falmouth Considers Increasing Minimum Age for Tobacco Purchases
CapeCod.com News - February 24, 2016

The Falmouth Board of Health held a public hearing Monday night to consider changing the town's regulations, limiting the sale of tobacco and nicotine products to those 21 and older. … The Board of Health also added e-cigarettes, which is referred to as "vaping", to its regulations which prohibit smoking in work and public places. "There were ...

Montana to begin vape store inspections [VIDEO]
KTVQ Billings News - February 24, 2016

Vaping, which is known as an alternative to smoking, is often challenged for its lack of regulation. While those standards won't change anytime soon, vaping stores must be licensed to sell the product. The Montana Department of Revenue has announced it plans to to start retail inspections of the stores next month. As of Jan. 1 all vaping businesses were required to be licensed. …

Durham County, NC Commissioners Add E-Cigs to Smoking Ban
The Heartland Institute - February 24, 2016

Lawmakers on the Durham County, North Carolina Board of Commissioners rang in the New Year by adding e-cigarettes to the city's list of "tobacco" products banned from use or possession on city or county government property, including sidewalks, parks, trails, athletic fields, and public transportation stops. …

E-cigarette use rises among youth, concerning health officials
BlueRidgeNow.com - February 24, 2016

A rise in the use of e-cigarettes among youth nationwide is causing concern among health leaders, and a state survey suggests the rate of high school students using e-cigarettes in Western North Carolina is higher than the state average.

Lyndhurst FD warns of exploding e-cigarette batteries
WKYC-TV - February 24, 2016

LYNDHURST, Ohio -- The Lyndhurst Fire Department is warning e-cigarette users to be cautious after a rechargeable battery exploded. The e-cigarette battery exploded inside the pocket of a worker at a local business, according to a Facebook post from the fire department. …

UC campus one step closer to tobacco free
WXIX - February 24, 2016

CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) - University of Cincinnati's campus is one step closer to becoming tobacco free. UC President Santa Ono announced the university is forming a committee to draft an official tobacco-free campus policy and a plan of implementation in the near future. The policy will address all forms of smoking including e-cigarettes and dipping tobacco for everyone on the campus including faculty and staff. …

What's in E-Cigarettes? [VIDEO]
wwlp.com - February 24, 2016

Rhode Island's top doctor says electronic cigarettes are not safe, and health experts know more about what's not in them than what is in them. "We know that they're not safe. Period," says Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. Dr. Amanda Jamieson, a Brown University researcher, refers to electronic cigarettes as the large unknown black box. …

Investigation into Rutherford County Sheriff is "Active and Ongoing," According to the FBI [AUDIO]
Wgnsradio - February 24, 2016

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed with WGNS on Monday that they still have an "Active and Ongoing" investigation into Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold. …As previously reported, the investigation into the Sheriff is believed to partially involve the Sheriff's Office selling electronic cigarettes to inmates with a no-bid ...

Health District to discuss proposed vaping ban
The Spokesman Review (registration ) February 24, 2016

Health officials say vaping in public promotes nicotine use and exposes bystanders to second-hand vapor. However, the Washington Vape Association wants ...

City Council hears vape shop concerns
Sunnyside Daily Sun News - February 24, 2016

SUNNYSIDE - Concern continues to grow about a vape shop planned a block away from a local school. Last night, the City Council got an earful from students and others uneasy about the No Limits Glass and Vape shop's location, 1517 E. Lincoln Ave., in close proximity to schools. "The message when they (students) walk by the store is blatantly advertising adult behavior," Brenda Barrios of Sunnyside United told council members. …

Steer clear of antibiotic-resistent pathogens by not vaping
Idaho Statesman - February 24, 2016

"Ant Man" (Paul Rudd) may have been 2015's most endearing super bug, but there's nothing to like about the antibiotic-resistant superbug MRSA and other hard-to-defeat pathogens. In fact, you want to do everything you can to stay clear of them. And now that includes just saying "No" to vaping! Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine recently did a lab-based test on the effects of e-liquids from seven manufacturers. Their study published in the Journal of Molecular Medicine found that daily inhalation of e-cig vapors triggers inflammation, kills off cells in your airways and lungs, and boosts the virulence of bacteria. …

Problems with Lithium Batteries Persist as Air Freight Ban Introduced
The Handy Shipping Guide - February 24, 2016

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Governing Council has adopted a new aviation safety measure prohibiting, on an interim basis, all shipments of lithium-ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft. The prohibition of lithium-ion cargo shipments on passenger aircraft has been eagerly awaited by industry associations, with long-time advocates, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), welcoming the move to mitigate what it has previously called the 'most pressing hazmat safety issue' in the aviation community. ... In January 2015 IATA published a risk mitigation guide for aircraft carrying the batteries and in October that same year the carriage of vaping devices and similar products were banned by US authorities in checked baggage. … The Council's decision will be effective 1 April, 2016. It pertains only to lithium-ion batteries shipped as cargo on passenger aircraft, and not to those contained in personal electronic devices carried by passengers or crew. …

Victim of E-Cigarette Explosion Finally Speaks Up; Know Why It Is Actually Not Safe
Parent Herald - February 23, 2016

…The 24-year-old Daniel Pickett, one of the victims of e-cigarette explosions, shared his story to his lawyer. The incident happened while he was driving in Central Washington just this December. …

Where we stand: dot bans vaping on airplanes
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation) - February 23, 2016

DOT's ban on smoking on airplanes helped to reduce the risk of adverse health effects for passengers and increase passenger comfort. This rule to ban vaping on airplanes will further those same goals.

Ban e-cigarettes in non-smoking areas, MPs say
The Advertiser - February 23, 2016

E-CIGARETTES should be banned in non-smoking areas and retailers should not be allowed to sell the vaporisers to children, a parliamentary committee ...

Vapers For Britain: Why E-Cigarette Users Support Brexit
Daily Caller - February 23, 2016

E-cigarette users' concern about Britain's EU membership is simple: EU's Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) comes into effect May 20. ... TPD, which include advertising bans, warning labels and banning certain nicotine strengths in e-liquids.

Hundreds of people complained about this 'overtly sexual' ad
Mashable - February 23, 2016

Nicocigs Ltd advert for electronic cigarettes - 145 complaints Also not upheld, the complaints around this ad centred on the concern that children might find them ...

Why reporting on health and science is a good way to lose friends and alienate people
Vox - February 23, 2016

Take e-cigarettes. We described all the research there and found some important limitations for example, there are no published long-term studies of the health effects of vaping to date. We have no idea what vapor and the chemicals in e-cigs will do to the lungs or other parts of the body in the long term. ...

New study shares dangers of e-cigarettes, retailers disagree
KTIV - February 23, 2016

Eighteen months ago, Long opened Vape 712, a store that sells e-cigarettes. He says a majority of his customers are people who want to quit smoking.

Vape-Off: Coralville to Consider E-Cigarette Restrictions
KCRG - February 23, 2016

CORALVILLE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9)- The Coralville city council could place tight restrictions on the use of e-cigarettes in public places and outside of public entrances. ...

Lawmakers renew efforts to raise smoking age in New Jersey
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - February 23, 2016

Last month, without an explanation, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a measure that would have raised the age to buy tobacco products in New Jersey to 21. She added in this legislation, sales of e-cigarettes, which continue to gain popularity among young people, would also be limited to people over the age of 21, ...

Vaping Is Not Smoking: Anti-E-Cig Activists Dealt Blow After Judge's ...
Daily Caller - February 23, 2016

A New York judge handed a victory to vapers Feb. 5, declaring vaping is not the same as smoking and e-cigarette use is not necessarily banned in all the same places as smoking.

Orange County moves to ban e-cigarettes
The Daily Tar Heel - February 23, 2016

(We have seen) an overall increase in tobacco use among youth due to novelty products such as e-cigs, Austin said. Mayor Pam Hemminger said in an email ...

Orange Co. health officials want to ban e-cigarettes in restaurants ...
WNCN - February 23, 2016

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) Orange County Health officials are looking to ban electronic cigarettes at restaurants and bars. County health officials are ...

New Bill Could Bring Changes to Smoking Age [VIDEO]
CIproud.com - February 22, 2016

A new bill introduced last week would put tougher age restrictions on cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vapes. Co-sponsors are still adding their names to Senate Bill ...

The facts behind e-cigarettes and their health risks
Washington Post - February 22, 2016

Proponents say that e-cigs, a $2.8 billion market in the United States, are potentially less harmful than conventional cigarettes and can help smokers quit. Critics say that their safety hasnt been proved and that its too soon to know what the long-term effects of vaping (inhaling the vapor) may be. Consumer Reports spoke with medical experts and reviewed more than 50 scientific studies to find out whats known.

'My leg went up like a flare' Bloke suffers horrific burns from pocket explosion [VIDEO]
Daily Star - February 22, 2016

Wullie Scotts says his e-cigarette exploded in a terrifying blast at his mum and dads kitchen. He had burns as far down to his shin and even his wrist from trying to beat out the flames. The 34-year-old, who needed a skin graft, had been visiting his parents for a family dinner.

'Good news' for vapers
The Star Online - February 22, 2016

Sales of vape saw a drastic drop after it was banned in several states and also due to the National Fatwa Council's ruling that smoking electronic cigarettes was ...

The secret double meanings of emoji
Stuff.co.nz - February 22, 2016

The dash symbol = vaping. Those all join a few non-semantic uses that most people know about already: the peach and eggplant emoji rarely refer to produce, ...

Proposed Bill Looks to Raise Legal Smoking Age
WAND - February 22, 2016

Some lawmakers want to change the Tobacco Use and Distribution Act, which includes all forms of tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes.

On Second Thought
Deseret News - February 22, 2016

They've decided to continue allowing smoking at Salt Lake International Airport, they are entertaining three bills that would make it harder to smoke e-cigarettes ...

Ellen Hahn's Tobacco Control Research Featured in RCTF Annual Report
UKNow (press release) - February 22, 2016

Recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty is an integral part of the mission of the University of Kentucky's Research Challenge Trust Fund, and each year the university highlights four outstanding endowed chairs and professors. This year's annual report, approved by the UK Board of Trustees Feb. 19, featured Ellen J. Hahn, the Marcia A. Dake Professor of Nursing.

Exploding e-cigarettes send 4 to Seattle hospital
KBOI-TV - February 21, 2016

E-cigarette explosions have led four patients to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center since October for treatment by burn and trauma experts. The Seattle Times reports one of those injured people is 24-year-old Daniel Pickett, who underwent five surgeries and skin grafts from forearm to elbow. Lawyer Robert Sealby plans to represent Picket in a lawsuit. Gregory Conley of the American Vaping Association said in an email that properly used e-cigarettes pose no more risk of fire than cellphones and laptops.

Clearing the cloud on vaping
Belleville Intelligencer - February 21, 2016

An entire culture has started to grow around e-cigarettes and those who use them, from vape meets at local shops, cloud contests to see who can make the ...

A mix of success, frustration for Peninsula's three state Senators
Daily Press - February 20, 2016

Miller's effort to add e-cigarettes to Virginia's indoor smoking ban was also killed in Senate committee. Ditto his attempt to require a multimodal component on ...

Must be 21 to buy: Bill to raise legal age to buy tobacco products moves forward
Richmond Register - February 20, 2016

A bill to raise the legal age to 21 to buy any tobacco or vaping products in Kentucky was approved recently by the House Health and Welfare Committee and ...

Indiana's to prevent smoking, as smoke-free policies failing, planning to impose a cigarette tax
MicroCap Magazine - February 20, 2016

The state passed a smoking ban, written by Brown, in 2012, but it exempted a variety of According to the American Lung Associations 2016 State of Tobacco Control report, Indiana is failing to control the smoking rates through the tobacco control policies among adults and youth, and tobacco use alone is costing the state more than $2.9 billion in healthcare costs and lost productivity annually. So, it came up with an idea to impose cigarette tax, 1 dollar per packet.

E-cigarettes saved my life
DesMoinesRegiste r .com-February 20, 2016

I see there are more cities trying to regulate e-cigarettes. Before you do, please hear me. If it weren't for them I would probably be dead. I smoked cigarettes for 65 years. On Feb. 13, 2014, I received an e-cigarette that I had ordered. Since that day, I have never smoked a regular cigarette again. I used the e-cigarette twice a day for a month, then maybe twice a week for another month. After that I never used it again. The craving for a cigarette was gone, as was a hacking cough. My blood pressure is normal now without any pills, and I can breathe so much easier.

Stemming the tide of underage vaping
Danbury News Times - February 20, 2016

If youve never heard of vaping gummy bear juice, you probably havent been in middle school lately. And if youre not aware of all the places you can buy smoke juice and vaping units to enjoy candy-flavored nicotine, you might want to ask a high schooler for help. Thats because the $3 billion electronic cigarettes industry is expected to mushroom to $10 billion in 2017, thanks in part to escalating numbers of young liquid nicotine inhalers.

Electronic Cigarettes: Where There's Smoke, There's Litigation
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - February 20, 2016

However, as e-cigarettes are a relatively new development, state and federal regulations and case law are in a state of evolution, as many of the claims made against designers, manufacturers, distributors and sellers of e-cigarettes are in their infancy. Federal regulations governing e-cigarettes have not been finalized. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has promulgated proposed rules that are in the review stage and have yet to be adopted. These proposed regulations could become a barrier to entry into the business, and will set new requirements for those companies currently in the business. But because federal regulations have yet to be finalized, companies in the e-cigarette business cannot point to final regulations to bar state claims, and must be ready to defend individual suits or class actions. Thus, with the changing legal landscape, product liability lawyers who represent any entity in the e-cigarette business, or any company that is contemplating entering the business, must stay up to date on potential claims that may be brought against any such company.

E-cigs are exploding in vapers' mouths, leaving gruesome injuries
The Seattle Times - February 20, 2016

Burn and trauma experts at Seattles Harborview Medical Center have treated four patients just since October with face and hand injuries that occurred in e-cigarette explosions. Its part of a worrisome national trend, officials say. He noticed a static-y sound, said Robert Sealby, of Wenatchee, who plans to represent Pickett in an eventual lawsuit. Literally, half a second later, it vented, or exploded. It just really tore the heck out of his hand and arm. Pickett, of Cashmere, Chelan County, was rushed to a local hospital but had to be sent by air ambulance to Seattle. Five surgeries later, including skin grafts from his forearm and elbow, and Sealby said its still not clear whether the young man, who worked as a waiter, will regain use of his right hand…

Op-ed: Vaping industry shares Utahns' goals for reducing youth ...
Salt Lake Tribune - February 20, 2016

... the Utah Legislature's Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee heard a report on e-cigarettes use among Utah youth showing growth in experimentation, ...

Utah man burned by exploding battery urges other e-cigarette users to be cautious [VIDEO]
fox13now.com - February 19, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY -- Some Utahns are learning the painful way that e-cigarette batteries and metal objects can be a hazardous combination. Car keys, a money ... Austin Mark said he was on his lunch break and put some change in his pocket, and shortly after that he was rushed to a hospital.

Rockville Installs "No Smoking or Vaping" Signs at Area Parks (Photo)
Montgomery Community Media - February 19, 2016

Rockville city officials are installing no smoking or vaping signs at area parks and facilities. You may remember that last October the Mayor and Council voted ...

Vaping horror: Exploding e-cigarette battery made man's trousers like a firework
Scottish Daily Record - February 19, 2016

TRAUMATISED Dan Walker reveals how he almost lost his leg due to blast with doctors having to use skin graft to repair the damage from the third degree burns ...

E-Cig Safety Research Conflicting (But Mostly Negative)
Legal Examiner - February 19, 2016

By now we should all be able to agree that smoking tobacco products is very bad for your health. Less clear at this point is the effect of e-cigarette use, otherwise generally known as vaping. Vaping devices hit the market as a supposedly safer alternative to conventional smoking, containing far fewer known cancer-causing agents. E-cigs have rapidly increased in popularity, but many experts still dont know what to make of the trend. New research is helping to answer some unsolved questions, and the growing consensus seems to be that e-cigs are not safe. Aside from the fact that the electronic devices sometimes explode or catch fire in peoples pockets, causing serious physical injury, there are major long-term health concerns associated with vaping. .

Pasman: Nicotine is an unfairly demonized substance
Oregon Daily Emerald - February 19, 2016

In the past several years there has been an influx of e-cigarettes and vaping, but although they are better than smoking, e-cigs may not be totally safe. Elisabeth ...

Reports: Electronic cigarettes blamed for recent explosions, injuries [VIDEO]
wwlp.com - February 19, 2016

though reports of e-cigarettes actually exploding and severely injuring consumers. These recent reports are putting the vaping industry and its customers on alert. Now the question is: are these injuries stemming from the devices or operator error? Warwick vape shop owner Darin Tripoli believes in most cases, it is the cigarettes battery in combination with human error that is to blame for many of the incidents. Its sad when we have isolated incidents due to improper storage of a battery and it blankets the whole industry, Tripoli told Eyewitness News.

What an e-cig tax could mean for Ark. [VIDEO]
THV11.com - February 19, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - More states are adding laws to tax e-cigarettes the same way they tax other tobacco products, and Arkansas lawmakers are looking ...

Increasing popularity of vaping raises concerns of usage among young people [VIDEO]
WPXI Pittsburgh - February 19, 2016

The increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as vaping, has medical professionals concerned for young people.

It's Quittin' Time in Knox County
Local 8 Now - February 19, 2016

Tobacco use, particularly in youth and pregnant women, as well as the increased use of e-cigarettes and vaping products are two areas of concern outlined in ...

Lyon board takes aim at vapor use among minors
Hometownlife.com - February 18, 2016

Lyon Board of Trustees met during a special meeting Wednesday in an attempt to snuff out underage use of vapor products in the township.

E-Cigarettes Should Be a Last Resort: Heart Group
NBC4 Washington - February 18, 2016

It doesn't prove that electronic cigarettes are a "gateway drug" but some doctors say it bolsters arguments that the devices need to be strictly regulated.

Air safety should be overseen by US government
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - February 18, 2016

... bags are overdue by more than 24 hours, give flight attendants an additional hour of rest between flights and ban the use of electronic cigarettes on airplanes.

6 celebs who changed to vaping
Easier (press release) - February 18, 2016

If Old Hollywood glamour is defined by the thickness of the cloud hovering over any given gathering of VIPs, then were in a golden age. Whether its backstage at the BAFTAs, on the Oscars red carpet or over champagne and canapes at the Golden Globes, smoking is glamorous once more. Only its not cigarette smoking. Its vaping, the name given to the use of e-cigarettes. And the cloud we see floating over some of the most powerful players in the entertainment industry is not one of cloying, tobacco smoke, but of e-cigarette vapour.

Opinion: Is my e-cig going to explode in my face?
NorthernLife.ca - February 18, 2016

Surely by now, the vast majority of folks are aware that electronic cigarettes are a thing, and that Lets dispel the myth that electronic cigarettes blow up on people out of nowhere. Surely by now, the vast majority of folks are aware that electronic cigarettes are a thing, and that they are here to stay. Through social media, news outlets, and blogs, one can discover a vast amount of conflicting information on the topic. Whether its about electronic cigarettes being significantly healthier or more harmful than smoking a traditional cigarette, its out there. But the most troubling is the myth about these devices being prone to spontaneous explosion. Working in a rather popular vape shop, I get to inform new customers about how the devices work on a daily basis, and oftentimes reassure them such things will not happen to them. The teen was using the wrong type of battery with the wrong type of top cap. He should have better informed himself, or the store he bought the pieces from should have better advised him…

Two million Brits use e-cigs - but more than half smoke normal cigarettes alongside them
Evening Standard - February 18, 2016

More than two million people in Britain now use electronic cigarettes, although 59 per cent also smoke regular cigarettes alongside, new figures suggest.

Most e-cigarette use 'to help smokers quit'
WebMD.Boots.com - February 18, 2016

Most people who use e-cigarettes are vaping to help them stop smoking tobacco, new official figures show. Statisticians also report that the number of men smoking tobacco has reached an historic low. However, anti-smoking campaigners say, overall, the long-term decline in tobacco use may be stalling. The report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) covers e-cigarette use in 2015 and tobacco smoking in 2014. Both surveys cover England, Scotland and Wales.

What big tobacco needs to know about the UK's e-cigarette smokers
City A.M. - February 18, 2016

We all know that as the number of smokers falls, big tobacco is scrambling to get into the e-cigarette market. But figures from the Office for National Statistics, published this morning, showed while vapers are a growing community, their loyalty is questionable...

Teachers in UAE voice concern at the rise of e-cigarettes
7DAYS.ae - February 18, 2016

It is illegal for stores to stock and sell e-cigarettes but they are widely available online and in markets. While they are illegal to sell, it is not an offence to smoke ...

Ban vaping in public places Jainab
The Borneo Post - February 18, 2016

Jainab presenting certificate of appreciation to Mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai during the City Halls KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian Drug Prevention Association (Persatuan Mencegah Dadah Malaysia or Pemadam) vice president cum Sabah chairperson, Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid has called for measures to be imposed on vaping as it might be misused for consuming drugs.

Crackdown on e-cigarettes as usage rises in SA
The Advertiser - February 18, 2016

I quite smoking (tobacco cigarettes) two weeks after I began vaping and have ... laws that apply to tobacco products such as banning cigarette sales to minors, ... advertising and promotion, use in smoke-free areas, and product safety and ...

E-cig users plead for MPs for no restrictions
The Advertiser - February 18, 2016

MORE than 100 electronic cigarette users have petitioned a parliamentary committee not to regulate the vaporisers in the same restrictive way as tobacco products. The forms were distributed to stores which sell the vaporisers and then sent to state Parliament's Select Committee on E-Cigarettes, which is expected to deliver ...

Could FDA e-cigarette regulations help more people quit smoking?
Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com - February 18, 2016

Although some states require buyers of electronic cigarettes to be a certain age, this popular alternative to tobacco products is virtually unregulated at the federal ...

Congress should act to ensure e-cigarettes aren't pulled from the ...
R Street - February 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (Feb. 18, 2016) Congress should act to pass legislation to keep e-cigarettes and other vaping products on the market, as their removal would ...

Young dad's leg turned BLACK after his e-cigarette battery exploded like a firework in his pocket
The Sun - February 18, 2016

Dan Walker, 20, was out shopping with pals when he suddenly heard a loud bang and his trousers burst into flames. Shocking pictures taken at hospital have revealed how his left leg was left completely charred by the blast, which left him with horrific burns. Now Dan, who only switched to e-cigs in the New Year to cut out his 15-a-day smoking habit has declared: "I will never vape again."

Academy Sues Company for Making Tacky Oscar Gift Bags
Cosmopolitan.com - February 18, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio may have to look elsewhere to snag a free vaporizer at this Oscars this year (if that was his original plan, in addition to winning an actual ...

Petition Demanding Facebook Remove Vaping From Tobacco Category Breaches 10,000
The Libertarian Republic - February 18, 2016

More than 10,000 people have signed a Change.org petition urging Facebook to change its definition of a tobacco product to exclude vaping products. Started by Kevin Price, the petition gathered 10,072 signatures at the time of this reports publishing. The petition is addressed to Facebook Chief Executive and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg and reads:

Surgeon General making strides for health
The Villager - February 18, 2016

In response to a question from state Senator Hoylman about electronic cigarettes, Murthy said he hoped the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would make a ...

Fortuna City Council moving to ban electronic cigarettes
Eureka Times Standard - February 18, 2016

The Fortuna City Council on Tuesday continued its electronic cigarette ban discussion and public hearing to the next meeting, If passed after the introduction and a later second reading, e-cigarettes will be grouped in with other smoking devices like pipes, cigars and cigarettes, and the ...

EP plans to ban vaping in city facilities
Pekin Daily Times - February 18, 2016

There will be no vaping inside City Hall. Or the police station. Or in a police car, for that matter. In fact, no vaping, period, if the City Council approves an ordinance prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes and other electronic smoking devices in any city facilities. The prohibition would not extend to public areas like stores, bars, restaurants and work places as allowed by the Smoke Free Illinois Act enacted in 2008 that ended smoking in public places. The ordinance was passed on first reading Tuesday night.

Prairie Village looks at raising age for tobacco purchases
Kansas City Star - February 18, 2016

... model proposed by Tobacco 21, a campaign seeking to get the age limit for tobacco products and electronic cigarettes raised in cities across the country to 21.

Vapor shop requests change in anti-smoking law
Richmond Register - February 18, 2016

Berea business owner Therese Stachowiak doesn't offer tobacco products in her vapor store, but under city statute, she isnt supposed to let customers sample nicotine vapor products. On Tuesday night, Stachowiak asked the city to change its anti-smoking ordinance to allow customers to try vapor products in her store.

CV Coalition hosts discussion on e-cigarette use
C&G Newspapers - February 18, 2016

Traditional cigarette use is no longer in for high school students. That is according to a presentation given by Corey Beckwith of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services. Beckwith spoke to the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families on Feb. 9, and he showed how e-cigarette use has surpassed traditional cigarette use among high school students...

Vaping isn't smoking, for purposes of NY state ban on smoking in many public places
Washington Post - February 18, 2016

New York bans smoking in many public places but does that cover vaping, which is to say use of e-cigarettes that produce nicotine-infused vapor? No, said ...

Joining lawmakers, students rally against e-cigarettes
Deseret News February 18, 2016

The group was at the Capitol to discuss their concerns about the ease of youth access to tobacco and e-cigarette products and their desire to change the legal ...

Health workers warn employers about vaping, medical pot
St. George Daily Spectrum - February 17, 2016

As proposed legislation aiming to dramatically increase taxes on electronic cigarettes and to ease restrictions on medical marijuana use prepare for an audience among Utahs lawmakers, representatives of the Public Health Department and two Southern Utah addiction treatment agencies warned St. George business leaders Wednesday about the potential impact of such substance use on their companies.

Utah man says he suffered third-degree burns after e-cigarette exploded in his pocket [VIDEO]
fox13now.com - February 17, 2016

A southern Utah man is claiming his e-cigarette exploded in his pocket on Monday. I was told that I have first, second and third-degree burns on my leg, said Brian Musgrave. A hole is burned through his jeans and his leg is heavily bandaged. He says the e-cigarette unit had been on a smart charger. He slid it into his pocket, nothing unusual. Until, my wife came out and told me to take off your pants because they were on fire, Musgrave said. Problems with e-cigarettes are nothing new. In 2013, FOX 13 News reported on a claim that an e-cigarette had caught fire in a car charger, burning a child. Aaron Frazier is the Executive Director of the Utah Smoke Free Association, a group that advocates for vaping options.

Smoking areas to be 50 feet from county building entrances, health department to remain tobacco-free
Shelby Star - February 17, 2016

Changes to the county's current smoking and wellness policy will now include all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

E-Cig Battery Fire Lawsuits on the Rise
Newsome Law (blog) - February 17, 2016

The popularity of e-cigarettes is exploding (pardon the pun). The popularity of these devices is on the rise with both tobacco users as well as with medical marijuana patients. As the number of e-cigs (or vape pens) with lithium ion batteries increases, so will the number of explosions, fires and injuries.

UK prepares to ban e-cigarettes advertising
Adland - February 17, 2016

The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP), have put out a nebulous press release letting us know they're in the process of revising electronic cigarette legislation in the UK. While we're reminded that nothing has yet been confirmed and that "the legislative picture is still developing and is complex", reading between the lines it looks like they're gearing up for a serious ban. While, of course, none of us can predict the future - it's reasonably safe to assume the advertising of this new technology - electronic cigarettes - is set to go the same way as old-fashioned tobacco ones. ...

Swedish court stubs out right to ban e-cigarettes
The Local.se - February 17, 2016

Sweden's highest administrative court has overturned an earlier judicial decision allowing the country's national drug agency to ban the sale of e-cigarettes. ...

Cigarettes to E-Cigarettes: How time has changed
Prague Post - February 17, 2016

Its well known that smoking is dangerous and has a detrimental effect on health, yet cigarettes were once heavily advertised and even recommended. As electronic cigarettes look set to replace the tobacco variety, will we find that history repeats itself or will it emerge that the vaping devices have been unfairly stigmatised? ...

Greenwood Village finalizes electronic smoking-device ban
The Villager - February 17, 2016

Greenwood Village City Council unanimously passed its ban on the use of electronic smoking devices in public spaces, including use on outdoor areas where tobacco smoking is also prohibited. The ordinance was amended slightly to include the word tobacco in front of the words smoking devices to bring vaping devices in line with current ordinances prohibiting tobacco smoking. ...

Drug Summit Addresses Heroin Abuse, E-Cigarettes [VIDEO]
WUSF News - February 17, 2016

Heroin abuse and e-cigarettes were popular topics. Last year, Florida lawmakers approved a bill that allows non-medical professionals to administer Naxolone, ...

E-Cig regulations could change in Idaho [VIDEO]
KBOI-TV - February 17, 2016

The Idaho House Minority Leader wants to see changes to the state's e-cigarette regulations. House Bill 498 would require e-cigarette vendors to register with the Department of Health and Welfare, just like tobacco vendors, and it would be organized in an online database. The bill's sponsor says it will help prevent minors from vaping.

Bill would raise legal smoking age to 21, would include vaping ($$)
Spencer Magnet - February 17, 2016

A bill headed to the House of Representatives would prohibit the sale of tobacco and nicotine vaporizing products to Kentuckians younger than 21, rather than ...

FOX10 News - February 17, 2016

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - That plume of white you see around e-cigarette smokers isn't smoke - it's vapor. Vaping has become a popular way for smokers to receive nicotine without receiving the cancer-causing tar that's found in cigarettes. The purpose behind vaping is to help people kick the cigarette habit. So then why is the vaping habit attracting school-age consumers?

Supporters of Health Benefits of E-Cigarettes as Alternative to Speak at Utah State Capitol February 17
National Center for Public Policy Research - February 17, 2016

On Wednesday, Feb. 17th, National Center for Public Policy Research Senior Fellow Jeff Stier will join the Utah Smoke-Free Association and the Utah chapter of the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) in Salt Lake City to take on opponents of e-cigarettes, highlighting the safe use and benefits of e-cigs and encouraging state legislators to oppose any legislation that will harm individuals who want to quit smoking. "Used as a tool for harm reduction, e-cigarettes are a potential boon to public health, because the products are an appealing alternative to smoking. If activists and misguided legislators succeed in making e-cigarettes less appealing to adult smokers, the public health consequences will be severe and long-lasting," says Stier.

School board to vote on audit, review policies
Farmington Daily Times - February 16, 2016

Aztec school board members will vote Thursday on approving the districts financial audit report and will review possible changes to the districts tobacco policies. ... including e-cigarettes, nicotine liquid containers, and alcoholic beverages and ... using the term man-made tobacco derivatives, to describe e-cigarettes and ...

Board Considers Changing Minimum Age For Tobacco Purchases ...
CapeNews.net - February 16, 2016

The board will discuss vaping of nicotine products most often with electronic cigarettes where a liquid containing nicotine and other chemicals such as propylene ...

2 investigators: Smokers Get Burned From Exploding E-Cigarettes [VIDEO]
CBS Local - February 16, 2016

The users and opponents of e-cigarettes fiercely debate the health issues surrounding the new vaping culture, but one thing is for sure: the rechargeable, electrical devices arent supposed to explode while being used. 2-Investigator Pam Zekman looks into this troubling trend. When it happened it was basically like a pipe bomb, said e-cigarette smoker Evan Spahlinger.

Quebec, Canada is censoring vaping information in stores and on ...
Blasting News - February 16, 2016

Bill 44 classifies vapor products as cigarettes, and advertising and use of vaping ... despite the law, and the Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada ...

Could FDA E-Cigarette Regulations Help More People Quit Smoking?
U.S. News & World Report - February 16, 2016

E-cigarettes are almost completely unregulated despite being a multi-billion ... who have tried e-cigarettes, there are virtually no federal rules or regulations that ...

Norton Gets Airplane Noise Control and Her Other Priorities in FAA ...
RealEstateRama (press release) - February 16, 2016

One of the few Democratic amendments to attract Republican support was Norton's amendment prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices ...

Could FDA e-cigarette regulations help more people quit smoking?
Medical Xpress - February 16, 2016

Given the size of the enterprise, you would think there would be policies and rules in place that would assure e-cigarettes' safe use and promote them as a tool to quit smoking. After all, the vast majority of long-time adult smokers desperately want to quit the habit. While vaping is not risk-free, nearly everyone agrees that e-cigarettes are almost certainly better than smoking, if for no other reason than the fact that smoking is so harmful due to the tars and toxins in smoke that are created from burning the tobacco in traditional cigarettes.

Idaho Committee Introduces E-cigarette Regulation
Twin Falls Times-News - February 16, 2016

Electronic cigarettes, commonly called e-cigarettes, vaporize nicotine that's ... that e-cigarettes have the same harmful health side effects as tobacco products.

Idaho gets low marks in tobacco control report
Idaho State Journal - February 16, 2016

Also, Idaho did get a B for smoke-free air. According to the report, these mixed marks prove that progress is possible but the state needs to implement the ...

Chanute Recreation Center policy changes [VIDEO]
Four States Homepage - February 16, 2016

Chanute Recreation Commission Board members voted on the matter last week. The new rule bans vaping and smokeless or chewing tobacco. Before the new ...

Putnam County Implements No Smoking, No Vaping Policy
Hudson Valley News Network - February 16, 2016

The vapor from e-cigarettes is not benign, said Michael Nesheiwat, MD, Putnam County's Interim Health Commissioner. It has fewer toxic ingredients than ...

Maumee moves closer to smoking age change
Toledo Blade - February 16, 2016

An effort to increase the legal age to possess, purchase, or sell tobacco or electronic cigarettes in Maumee moved forward Monday night. Maumee City Council voted 5-2 in favor of asking its Code Committee to give council a recommendation on whether to change the legal age from 18 to 21.

Utah lawmakers eyeing major tax jumps on e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
Daily Herald - February 16, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY Taxes on electronic cigarettes could jump in Utah to help pay for health care programs that Utah lawmakers are considering. Two different proposals in the Legislature this year would each add an 86.5 percent tax to e-cigarettes so they're taxed like tobacco products.

Idaho committee introduces e-cig regulation
KREM.com - February 15, 2016

An Idaho House panel has introduced a measure that would regulate electronic cigarette sales under the same statute as nicotine and tobacco products. House Minority Leader John Rusche of Lewiston said the legislation would help prevent electronic cigarette sales to minors, while also creating a state database of retailers that sell the product. If passed, the bill would require retailers to register with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

This week for the Legislature: Taxes, court case and Murkowski
Juneau Empire (subscription) - February 15, 2016

... $1-a-pack on cigarettes and creating a tax on electronic cigarettes.

AUDIO: The Leonard Lopate Show: Behind the Smoke Screen: The Toxic Chemicals in E-Cigarettes
WNYC Radio - February 15, 2016

E-cigarettes have been touted as a way to reduce the health problems associated with smoking tobacco, but their growing popularity has opened up a debate over these safety claims. Some e-cigarettes include toxic ingredients, and have a tendency to explode. Monona Rossol, an industrial hygienist, safety officer and President of Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc., will talk about the toxic chemicals used in e-cigarettes, which have become increasingly popular with teens and young adults. Shell also discuss health issues involving other new technologies such as 3-D printers which release toxic fumes from melting plastics.

Youth, millennials turn to vaping
Ocala - February 15, 2016

Brooks' transition from cigarettes to e-cigarettes is not uncommon among his peers, according to recently released statistics based on a decade of Gallup polls.

Study raises concerns over vaping safety
Scottsbluff Star Herald - February 15, 2016

A new study released last week suggests e-cigarettes, or vaping, may not be as safe as originally thought. Cigarette smokers have been encouraged to switch to e-cigarettes as a ... last three years, said Tabi Prochazka, coordinator of Tobacco-Free in the Panhandle. ... the effects of flavored e-cigarettes on respiratory mucosal immune responses.

New Study Shows How People Who Vape May Be Making Themselves Sick
Mic - February 15, 2016

E-cigarettes might be more acceptable to use in public than their old-school counterparts (after all, a US congressman vaped in the middle of a hearing), but are ...

Vaping Terpenes: Future of Pot or Silly Gimmick?
Westword - February 15, 2016

We've seen vaporizers rise in popularity over the past few years as an option for cannabis consumption, including devices that can vape marijuana flower and hash oil with relative ease. Now you can add another compound of the marijuana plant to the list, and you've probably been smoking it without even realizing. Terpenes organic compounds found in the marijuana plant that give strains their distinct aromatic and flavor profiles are now being isolated and concentrated into oils for individual vaping by new-age pot-users. And those in the know are saying that it provides much more than a smell-and-taste experience.

As vaping industry grows so does gov't oversight
Hartford Business - February 15, 2016

... by online vendors and locations like gas stations, pharmacies and general stores. ... E-cigarettes and the practice of smoking them (referred to as vaping) have ... brick-and-mortar vape shops generate annual non-online sales of more than ...

Smoking on campus continues despite the smoking ban
El Camino College Union - February 14, 2016

Earlier last year, a smoking ban was approved during a Board of Trustees Meeting, and is still causing controversy. The smoking ban prohibits cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snuff, snus, water pipes, hookahs, chew and any other non-combustible tobacco product according to Board Policy 3570. Smoking is not only banned on campus according to this policy but it is also banned in any parking lots that are district property.

Electronic cigarette conundrum for pharmacists
Pharmacy News - February 14, 2016

Australian community pharmacists are giving advice on electronic cigarettes even though the devices are not approved cessation aids. This is one of the findings ...

Leading Tobacco Control Expert Says Anti-E-Cig Lobby Is Like Abstinence Only Movement
Daily Caller - February 14, 2016

One of the worlds leading tobacco control experts is speaking out against an overzealous public health movement more concerned with fighting big companies than improving peoples health. We had this fundamental problem that you had people that had taken an absolutist position- this is all about right and wrong, and they were more like the abstinence-only people on sex education, or on drugs or alcohol, says expert David Sweanor. They saw any alternative product as a problem because it might potentially allow a cigarette company to morph into something else, and its a battle against these companies they couldnt allow that to happen.

E-cigarette vapour causes biggest changes to genes
Times of Malta - February 14, 2016

Pregnant women who smoke may harm their babies brain development if they turn to e-cigarettes to satisfy their nicotine craving, scientists have warned. Research suggests that e-cigarette vapour may be as damaging as tobacco ... The whole point of e-cigarettes is that they deliver a dose of nicotine minus the ... and next generation nicotine delivery product medicines licensing applications in ...

Public Health warns against e-cig, vape pen use
KMAland - February 13, 2016

Globally, the market for e-cigarettes and vaping devices is ... Brandy Powers is the Tobacco Education Coordinator for Page County Public Health. ... Similar to the early cigarette market, Powers says the flavors of certain ESDs are ...

Smoking, vaping, chewing could be banned
CT Post - February 12, 2016

ANSONIA No more smoking, chawing or vaping in the citys parks or recreation sites, if a proposed ordinance is approved later this month.

Smoking regulations inch further
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - February 12, 2016

Wills recently published a study in Tobacco Control that found teens who use electronic cigarettes are more likely to begin smoking traditional cigarettes one ...

New Lenox Village Board Allows for Expanded Video Gaming; Rules for Vapor Shops
1340 WJOL - February 12, 2016

Meanwhile, the planned tightening of the rules for VAPER SHOPS that sell items like electronic cigarettes was taken of. Zoning rules, however, still need a second read before the Village Board. Baldermann says that upon full approval of the zoning rule, any vapor shops in New Lenox would need to be in an industrial area.

Kentucky bill would ban sale of tobacco, 'vaping' products to anyone younger than 21
Lexington Herald Leader - February 12, 2016

House Bill 247 would increase the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products and extend it to electronic cigarettes, raising an estimated $109.3 million in new ...

Legislative Briefs: Committee approves raising smoking age ...
KyForward.com - February 12, 2016

Currently, anyone 18 and older can legally buy tobacco and vapor productsincluding electronic cigarettesin the state. Smoking contributes to heart disease, ...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's budget plan has tax hikes to plug ...
Main Line - February 12, 2016

The 40 percent wholesale tax on cigars, loose tobacco, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes would raise $136 million. A new tax on natural gas ...

Smoke shops OK'd ($$)
Lampasas Dispatch Record - February 12, 2016

The Lampasas City Council on Monday voted 6-0 to allow smoke/tobacco shops including those that sell electronic vapor cigarettes in some parts of town. An amendment to the city zoning ordinance will allow smoke/tobacco shops in retail and commercial zones, but only if the business obtains a specificuse permit.

Watchdog group claims e-cigarette company back to old, illegal tricks
Salt Lake Tribune - February 12, 2016

Utahns behind an e-cigarette company that was cited by the state in 2014 for ... Truth in Utahns behind an e-cigarette company that was cited by the state in 2014 for misleading advertising may be at it again under a new banner. Truth in Advertising, a non-profit consumer watchdog group, filed a complaint with the state after being contacted by consumers about a new Utah company known as O2PUR.

E-cigarettes putting your heart at risk
CanIndia News - February 12, 2016

Conklin will share new data showing that e-cigarettes have been shown to speed up atherosclerosis the plaque-causing disease that leads to heart attack, ...

E-cigarettes May Change Immune Response in Lungs
Bioscience Technology - February 12, 2016

Ilona Jaspers, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and director of the curriculum in toxicology, recently completed research showing how the chemicals in e-cigarettes ...

E-Cigarettes During Pregnancy Causes Damage to Baby's Health
Australia Network News - February 12, 2016

Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy causes developmental problems to foetus or newborn infants, a new study finds. Despite considered as a safer and healthier alternative to a regular cigarette, an e-cigarette is just as damaging as tobacco smoke. The study on mice reveals that the chemicals on an e-cigarettes vapour interfere with the genes found in the developing frontal cortex, the part of the brain that deals with higher mental function.

E-cigarette vapour 'as damaging for babies' brain development as ...
BT.com - February 12, 2016

Pregnant women who smoke may harm their babies' brain development if they turn to e-cigarettes to satisfy their nicotine craving, scientists have warned. New research suggests that e-cigarette vapour may be as damaging as tobacco smoke to the nervous systems of the foetus or newborn infant.

Warning that e-cigs could damage airways more than traditional cigarettes
Wakefield Express - February 12, 2016

For the study, researchers examined tissue samples of the epithelial layer inside the nasal cavities of smokers, non-smokers, and users of e-cigarettes.

Congressman Vapes During Debate To Protest E-Cigarette Flight Ban [VIDEO]
But his stunt was soon vaporized
Huffington Post - February 12, 2016

A Republican Congressman's smoky stunt during a debate on banning the use of electronic cigarettes on planes ended up being vaporized on Thursday.

Norton Amendment Banning Use of E-Cigarettes and Other Electronic Smoking Devices on Airplanes Passes Committee
RealEstateRama (press release) - February 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 12, 2016 (RealEstateRama) Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today got one of the few Democratic amendments passed during the committee markup of a controversial bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. Nortons amendment would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices for smoking on airplanes. Her amendment passed with a bipartisan vote of 33-26 after a spirited debate, which included Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) pulling out his own vaporizer and taking a puff. I am surprised by the strong margin by which my amendment passed, but I introduced it by reminding Members that nearly 30 years ago we banned smoking on airplanes, Norton said. Despite the best efforts of Representative Hunter, who came equipped with his vaping device and demonstrated its use, Members were not impressed enough to defeat my amendment. The Member sitting next to Rep. Hunter even fanned away the smoke emitted from the vaporizer, illustrating my point about second-hand smoke. On a serious note, though, I reminded Members of the countless lives lost after it took us decades to ban smoking on airplanes and elsewhere and asked that there be no repeat of such a delay on electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.

Put That In Your E-Cigarette And Vape It: Or Should You?
Science 2.0 - February 12, 2016

Because e-cigarettes are simply diluted nicotine vapor, no cigarette smoke, they ... changes in genetic and proteomic markers of tobacco and nicotine exposure, ... of cinnamon-flavored e-liquids and cinnamaldehyde - the chemical that makes ...

Congressman's Vaping Demo Fails to Deter New Airplane Ban
Reason (blog) - February 12, 2016

Yesterday, by a vote of 33 to 26, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved an amendment that adds vaping to the federal ban on smoking in airplane cabins. Members of the committee apparently were unswayed by a demonstration in which Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) tried to show that vaping, although it superficially resembles smoking, is actually quite different. Brandishing an electronic device that delivers nicotine to the lungs in a flavored propylene glycol aerosol, Duncan took a puff, exhaled a white plume, and announced: …

Man whose e-cigarette exploded sues manufacturer and store
The Union Leader - February 12, 2016

A lawsuit has been filed against the manufacturer of and the store that sold a vapor cigarette that exploded in a Moultonborough mans pocket last month, causing second- and third-degree burns.

Vaping came to Congress on Thursday
Washington Post - February 11, 2016

With one defiant puff in a congressional hearing, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) blew up an otherwise quiet debate Thursday.

Two New Studies Find Potential Harmful Effects of E-Cigarettes
HowStuffWorks NOW - February 11, 2016

A new study from the University of North Carolina shows that e-cigarette use, which delivers nicotine via vapor rather than tobacco smoke, may not be safe simply because it does not contain the same known carcinogens as tobacco cigarette smoke. The study showed e-cigarette smoke flavored with chemical additives has a negative impact on the immune system. A University of Louisville study also showed that nicotine alone can speed up artherosclerosis.

Casper Fire-EMS Offers Safety Tips For E-Cigarettes
K2 Radio - February 11, 2016

Electronic cigarettes better known as e-cigarettes may not carry a surgeon generals warning, but the Casper Fire-EMS Department has few warnings of its own about their use known as vaping, according to a news release.

Rec Commission extends smoking ban
Chanute Tribune - February 11, 2016

The vote at Wednesday's Chanute Recreation Commission extends the ban on smoking to vaping and smokeless or chewing tobacco. Board members also ...

E-liquid with nicotine is illegal, German supreme court decides
ECigIntelligence - February 11, 2016

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

Ban e-cigs on planes? Congressman vapes in protest [VIDEO]
USA TODAY - February 11, 2016

Rep. Duncan Hunter drew a deep breath and blew a cloud of opposition Thursday at a proposal to ban electronic cigarettes on airliners. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., proposed in the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to add the ban to legislation setting Federal Aviation Administration policy. She said the prohibition would complement the 25-year ban on cigarettes in airline cabins as a health risk and the ban against stowing electronic cigarettes in checked baggage cargo because of fire concerns.

Lawmaker vapes during Capitol Hill hearing [VIDEO]
The Hill (blog) - February 11, 2016

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) on Thursday took a puff from a nicotine vaporizer during a hearing, a protest of a proposed ban of e-cigarettes on airplanes. "This is called a vaporizer. There's no combustion. There's no carcinogens," Hunter said after exhaling a white cloud. "Smoking has gone down as the use of vaporizers has gone up. "There is no burning. There is nothing noxious about this whatsoever," Hunter said. "This has helped thousands of people quit smoking. It's helped me quit smoking."

Internet searches reflect vaping's surge
ScienceBlog.com (blog) - February 11, 2016

The Oxford Dictionaries selected vapeas in, to smoke from an electronic cigaretteas word of the year in 2014. It turns out that Internet users search behavior tells a similar story. Between 2009 and 2015, the number of people in the United States seeking information online about vaping rose dramatically, according to a recent study co-led by San Diego State University Internet health expert John W. Ayers and University of North Carolina tobacco control expert Rebecca S. Williams as a part of the Internet Tobacco Vendors Study.

There Were 8.5 Million Google Searches Related To Vaping In 2014, But Only Rarely About Its Health Risks
Medical Daily - February 11, 2016

Just like Netflix and Jennifer Lawrence, the adoration for electronic cigarettes is thought to have skyrocketed over the past few years and now theres proof. A new study published Thursday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has found that the number of Google searches related to e-cigarettes has taken a sharp incline since 2010. Whereas nationally there were around 1.5 million Google searches in 2010, 2014 saw 8.5 million searches. Even the way we we talk about them is beginning to change, with web browsers frequently turning to variations of vaping over e-cigarettes to describe the wide range of products collectively referred to as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) by the researchers. By 2014, searches for vaping eclipsed the latter.

E-Cigarettes And The Limits Of Regulation
Daily Caller - February 11, 2016

E-cigs and vapor products cannot flourish without federal regulations for quality and safety, yet some of the proposed rules threaten to limit the e-cigarette market ...

Special Report: E-cigs and Teens [VIDEO]
WAVY-TV - February 11, 2016

E-cigarette use is exploding across the country, with teens picking up the habit at an alarming rate. An estimated 2 million high school students and 450,000 middle school students are experimenting with vaping. Researchers at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk are studying ways to reverse the trend.

Warnings after 'cheap' e-cigarette explodes in man's face 'like a firework
Yahoo7 News - February 11, 2016

There are new warnings for e-cigarette users after batteries in a number of cheaper products have exploded in users faces. Cheap and inferior e-cigarettes have flooded the market as more smokers take up vaping in an effort to quit tobacco. "It was exactly like a firework you would've thought it was a firework," Mr Paterson said.

Let's end the tobacco epidemic
New Times SLO - February 11, 2016

The Tobacco Control Coalition of San Luis Obispo County would like to thank you for running the story about Darin Dyroff and the e-cigarette explosion (Pismo man sues after hes injured by exploding e-cigarette, Feb. 4). The Shredder also wrote an excellent opinion piece in that same issue regarding the tobacco industry, which includes e-products.

Colorado teen severely burned in e-cig explosion [VIDEO]
9NEWS.com - February 11, 2016

Electronic cigarettes -- or vaporizers -- have been touted as safer alternatives to tobacco. Now, one Colorado teenager says he plans to quit smoking altogether after his e-cig exploded, causing severe burns to 6 percent of his body. Last month, 19-year-old Alex Shonkwiler was badly burned after the lithium battery inside of his e-cigarette blew up in his pants pocket. Shonkwiler is the sixth patient to be treated for burns at University of Colorado Burn Center following an e-cigarette explosion. This is becoming a more common problem as people use these devices, said Witkor, There appears to be a connection between rechargeable batteries having been overcharged. Or in some cases, moisture gets into the casing and then it causes an explosion.

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down
Richmond Register - February 11, 2016

Thumbs down...to a report stating teenagers' use of electronic cigarettes has tripled between 2013 and 2014, surpassing the use of all tobacco products.

Dover bans e-cigs where regular cigarettes aren't allowed
WMUR Manchester - February 11, 2016

A New Hampshire city has voted to ban the use of electronic cigarettes where regular cigarettes are already prohibited.

Friday Night Lights
NDSU The Spectrum - February 11, 2016

He also said marijuana calls to residential housing have become more frequent due to marijuana compatibility with electronic cigarettes. It depends on the night, ...

Beavercreek vapor shop obtains liquor license, adds cocktails
Dayton Daily News - February 11, 2016

A Beavercreek vapor shop has obtained a liquor license and is now offering beer and cocktails in what the shops co-founder acknowledges is partly a hedge against rising restrictions on the electronic cigarette industry.

Smoking in a car with a young child could soon bring $100 fine
The Daily Progress - February 11, 2016

People caught smoking in a car with a child younger than 8 years old would face a $100 fine under legislation advancing in the House of Delegates. The bill would apply to any lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe, but not vapor-emitting electronic cigarettes, according to Pillion. Pillion has said he chose the age ...

Underage e-cig purchases continue in Dane County despite efforts
UW Badger Herald - February 11, 2016

A report shows tobacco purchases by minors in Dane County decreased slightly in 2015, but youth access to e-cigarettes is still high compared to traditional ...

It's not hot air - Salt Lake City's Gateway goes smoke-free
Salt Lake Tribune - February 10, 2016

If you work or shop at The Gateway and are trying to quit smoking, here's some good news: The shopping center is now smoke-free. The mall's new owners, Phoenix-based Vestar, announced this week the ban that has applied indoors now extends outdoors at the center on the western edge of Salt Lake City's downtown. Eight smoking areas have been designated, however, for cigar, cigarette and electronic-cigarette smokers.

Dover council bans e-cigarettes
Foster's Daily Democrat - February 10, 2016

The City Council on Wednesday night voted unanimously to ban the use of electronic cigarettes where regular cigarettes are already banned on city property. This includes on school grounds and on city athletic fields.

Coralville, North Liberty to consider e-cigarette ban
Iowa City Press Citizen - February 10, 2016

Coralville and North Liberty soon could be the next Johnson County municipalities to add electronic cigarettes to current tobacco regulations. City staff in both cities have been tasked with drafting an ordinance aimed at banning the use of e-cigarettes in areas where it is already unlawful to smoke tobacco products.

E-Cigarette Battery Injures Air Force Veteran
The National Law Review - February 10, 2016

Don George of Los Angeles, a retired Air Force veteran, is the latest example of the dangers associated with use of an e-cigarette. George recently filed suit in Los Angeles after being injured when the e-cigarettes battery exploded, causing permanent scaring to his face and arm. Further, George claims that he had recently changed the battery prior to the explosion, but the device still continued to not work. While trying to determine what was wrong with his e-cigarette, George held the device near his ear in an attempt to hear if the mechanics inside sounded like they were working.

YOU SAID IT: Facebook users weigh in on bus vapor
Belleville Intelligencer - February 10, 2016

A city man who was asked to leave a city bus for vaporizing his medical marijuana while en route hasnt found much support through social media. I think it should be a common courtesy to not vape your marijuana meds in an ... There is no second hand harm from a vaporizer other then an irritable smell to ...

Vape Pens and E-Cigs Are Blowing Up. Like, Literally
WIRED - February 10, 2016

Some people hail vaping as a safer alternative to cigarettes, arguing that theres no tobacco smoke, so its got to be safer. It remains to be seen if thats true, and there is some evidence that the stuff inside vapes and e-cigs is toxic. But beyond that, theres the fact these things occasionally blow up. You hadnt heard about this? Some pretty gruesome reports are starting to pile up.

E-cigarettes on the rise among teens, adults
Hillsboro Free Press - February 10, 2016

Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control reports use of e-cigarettes has ... Many e-cigarette brands are owned by large tobacco companies that market ...

What Yelp data reveal about the sudden rise of vape shops in America
Quartz - February 10, 2016

Shops to buy and use electronic cigarettes have sprung up all across the United States. But the rise of these vapor lounges has gone largely unremarked upon, even as calls for tighter regulation of e-cigarettes have grown. This may be because we know almost nothing about them. Reliable data about anything related to vaping are very difficult to come by. Unlike tobacco products, e-cigarettes are almost completely unregulated, so few federal agencies collect information about them. Vape shops arent even a recognized category in the business classification codes used by the US Census Bureau.

Blog: New Hope on Vape
CSPnet.com - February 10, 2016

Perhaps more impressive, hes embracing it despite the lack of a tax incentive. Hes embracing it even though many bars and restaurants will not allow him to vape inside. Hes embracing it despite a slew of misleading press stories about e-cigarettes being just as dangerous as smoking (as the Mayo Clinic recently claimed). I know 2015 wasnt a great year for e-vapor, at least by the numbers. Once growing by double digits, Nielsen showed c-store e-cig dollar sales were down 1.1% year over year as of Dec. 26, 2015. But so long as people such as my cousin are still entering the categorydespite all the doom and gloomI have to believe theres hope for the future. Could regulations cripple this hope? Absolutely. But this Midwest native is going to try and stay optimistic that maybe some regulations could actually help the nascent category. Imagine how many more people might embrace vape if, say, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration were to say the science shows this segment is indeed less harmful than cigarettes.

US state and federal regulation: what to expect in 2016
ECigIntelligence - February 10, 2016

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

Anti-E-Cigarette Policy Often Based On 'Blind Faith' In Poor Research
The Libertarian Republic - February 10, 2016

The whole process of peer review in public health research has been called into question by a new paper focusing on studies in the field of tobacco harm reduction (THR). Nonetheless, their findings are a serious challenge to the credibility of many studies involving e-cigarettes and other smoking cessation devices. The authors ...

Playing Poker Under the Influence, Part One: Legal Outlets
Poker Update - Online Poker News - February 10, 2016

You can somewhat satisfy your cravings with nicotine gum or the e-cigarettes (which are also being banned by many establishments) but, if at all possible, it is ...

Lithium Batteries Could Spark 'Catastrophic' Plane Fires, FAA Warns [VIDEO]
WspyNews (press release) (registration) - February 10, 2016

Lithium ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and cameras - but if handled improperly, they also have the power to potentially bring down a plane. Following a series of disquieting tests, the FAA on Tuesday issued a safety alert warning airlines that transporting these batteries as cargo carries the risk of a catastrophic hull loss. Lithium ion battery fires can lead to a catastrophic explosion, which fires suppression systems are incapable of preventing, the FAA said in the alert. Most commercial passenger airlines voluntarily prohibit rechargeable lithium ion batteries, and just last month, a UN panel recommended banning rechargeable lithium battery cargo from all passenger jets. ...

Op-Ed: E-cigs are a risk to everyone, not just the user
Daily Aztec - February 10, 2016

Currently I am enrolled as a student at CSU East Bay, which like many CSU campuses, private colleges and community colleges, it is not smoke-free. Secondhand smoke is dangerous, but it is especially harmful to students like me, who have severe lung conditions. Because of my lungs, I cant be exposed to smoke, even smelling smoke can be potentially life threatening. There have even been days I have had to miss class entirely because I wasnt able to make it to across campus without coming in contact with smoke. To make matters worse, cigarettes arent the only tobacco-related problem on campus anymore. E-cigarettes are becoming extremely popular and come in a variety of flavors that appeal to young adults. Because they dont smell like traditional cigarettes, people assume that they are harmless. Unfortunately, this isnt the case.

Emanuel salvages plan to raise smoking age and tax tobacco products
Chicago Sun-Times - February 10, 2016

Even after appeasing recalcitrant aldermen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel will have to wait a while longer to salvage his plan to raise Chicagos smoking age from 18 to 21, slap a $6 million tax on cigars, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco, and ban coupons and discounts. The new version also decriminalizes tobacco possession so more youth don't get ... It includes imposing the nation's highest cigarette tax; banning e-cigarettes ... snuffing out sales to minors; banning the sale of flavored tobacco products ...

City Council advances budget, adopts e-cigarette ban
Iowa State Daily - February 10, 2016

Council members approved budgeting for CyRide and bike paths before passing an anticipated e-cigarette ban at a meeting of the Ames City Council on Tuesday night. The ordinance will ban e-cigarettes in all of the same public spaces that traditional cigarettes are already prohibited under the Smokefree Air Act, providing ...

Issue Brief: E-Cigarettes and Their Use in the U.S. and Kansas
HPPR - February 10, 2016

E-cigarettes were invented in China more than 10 years ago and nearly 500 brands exist today worldwide. The U.S. vaping industry alone is estimated to hit $10 billion in sales by 2017. Many e-cigarette brands are owned by large tobacco companies that market them as glamorous, safer and healthier than traditional tobacco cigarettes. These claims, along with increased popularity, have caused many health-related organizations (i.e. American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association) to call for increased regulation and discouragement of use among youth. The Kansas Health Institute has released the first of three issue briefs on the topic: E-Cigarettes and Their Use in the U.S. and Kansas.

Majority of Kentuckians favor raising legal age to buy tobacco ...
KyForward.com - February 10, 2016

About 18 percent of high-school students smoke traditional cigarettes, and 24 percent use e-cigarettes, Elizabeth Hoagland, youth tobacco-policy specialist with ...

Hospital expands smoking policy
Lake County Examiner - February 10, 2016

Lake District Health Board of Directors recently approved a revision of the Lake District Hospital's non-smoking policy to include e-cigarettes on hospital campus.

University may crack down on smoking
Daily Helmsman - February 10, 2016

University of Memphis may crack down on students smoking in parts of campus they are not supposed to. This includes e-cigarettes. An email sent out to all students from Maria Alam, chief human resources officer at the U of M, reminded students that the U of M is a limited tobacco campus. Part of this means that there are only four places on the main campus anyone is allowed to smoke again, including e-cigarettes.

Senate committee votes down restrictions on electronic cigarettes
The Daily Progress - February 10, 2016

A bill that would have banned the use of electronic cigarettes in restaurants and many other public places in Virginia was defeated in a General Assembly committee on Tuesday. By an 8-4 voice vote, the Senates committee on local government set aside the legislation introduced by Sen. John C. Miller, D-Newport News, which sought to include restrictions on e-cigarettes in the states Clean Indoor Air Act. E-cigarettes have not been fully studied, so there is not a lot that we do know, Miller told the committee. We dont know the potential risks of e-cigarettes.

Health officials raise concerns over minors' access to e-cigarettes
Superior Telegram - February 10, 2016

Illegal sales of tobacco to minors have remained steady in Madison, but health officials say the bigger concern is the sale of e-cigarettes to underage customers.

Ordinance prohibits electronic smoking devices ($$)
Watertown Daily Times - February 10, 2016

Ordinance prohibits electronic smoking devices.

Health officials look to crack down on illegal e-cigarette sales [VIDEO]
WEAU - February 9, 2016

While illegal sales of tobacco are monitored in Wisconsin, health officials say a growing concern is the sale of e-cigarettes to underage customers. It comes as the Eau Claire City-County Health Department says e-cigarettes are rising in popularity.

Officials seek reforms after Utah youths e-cig use quintuples in 5 years
Salt Lake Tribune - February 9, 2016

Use of e-cigarettes by Utah youths quintupled in the past five years and one of every 10 now say they have vaped in the past 30 days. That news had state health officials and lawmakers calling Tuesday for reforms to restrict that industry.

Utah legislator talks clean air, tobacco as Park City event nears
The Park Record - February 9, 2016

Powell, meanwhile, is sponsoring a bill that would raise the age limit on tobacco products like cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco. The age limit would be increased from 19 years old to 21 years old. Powell said research shows 90 percent of smokers begin prior to turning 21 years old. Increasing the minimum age would save lives and reduce future health care costs, Powell said. ...

New Lenox will now fine for vaping in public
The Herald-News - February 9, 2016

Smoking the products is prohibited in public places and within 15 feet of building ... will be required to display signs informing customers of the age restrictions.

Is e-cigs the fastest-growing industry in the UK?
SmallBusiness.co.uk - February 9, 2016

It could be the report that Public Health England released stating that e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes by up to 95 per cent, or it could have ...

Cutting through the smoke on e-cigarette claims
Dallas Morning News - February 9, 2016

When e-cigarettes first appeared a decade ago, they seemed like a healthy compromise for smokers who wanted to quit but simply couldnt shake their addiction to nicotine. But as the vaping movement gathers steam, health experts have grown increasingly worried about e-cigs and whether they might be hurting more people than they help including impressionable teens. E-cigarette vapor lacks the tar, smoke and carbon monoxide that make traditional cigarettes so dangerous. But the cocktail of nicotine and chemicals like formaldehyde in e-cigarettes poses a very real risk to heart health, says Dr. Parin Parikh, a Dallas cardiologist. Its scary, because theyre addictive and totally unregulated, just like street drugs, Parikh says. E-cigarette companies arent required to disclose what substances are in them so we dont know what long-term effect they have on the heart or the brain.

Derbyshire man hospitalised after e-cigarette battery overheated in pocket
Buxton Advertiser - February 9, 2016

A Chesterfield man had to go to hospital with burns after a faulty e-cigarette battery overheated in his pocket. The loose batteries, which are from a trader in Nottinghamshire, overheated in the mans pocket, burning him and damaging his clothing as well - leaving him needing hospital treatment,

UK Nursing Dean Speaks to Congress on Dangers of E-cigarettes
UKNow (press release) - February 9, 2016

Lexington, Ky. (Feb. 9, 2016) University of Kentucky College of Nursing Dean Janie Heath joined nursing and public health professionals on Capitol Hill Feb. 4 spoke in support for legislation protecting children from the dangers of e-cigarettes. Heath emphasized that the known dangers of e-cigarettes are not limited to nicotine exposure, but also include the inhalation of carcinogens such as formaldehyde and the adverse effects of nicotine-brain. She authored an opinion piece on the issue, which was published in the Huffington Post on Feb. 3.

New push to increase age to buy cigarettes, tobacco products [VIDEO]
WLKY Louisville - February 9, 2016

Kentucky lawmakers recently introduced a bill to change the legal age from 18 to 21. Blake Anderson is an owner at Frankfort Electronic Cigarettes. "It would definitely do some damage to business," he said. He said the proposed bill would force ...

Putnam County Implements No Smoking, No Vaping Policy
LocalPutnam - February 9, 2016

BREWSTER, NYWhile health officials debate the question of electronic cigarettes nationwide, Putnam County is moving ahead with implementation of a revised County Code, that expands the definition of smoking to include the use of electronic cigarettes. What this means is that where smoking is prohibited in public places, such as a Putnam restaurant, bar, or school, then using electronic cigarettes is also against the law. Last May the Putnam County Legislature voted unanimously to extend the Countys Clean Indoor Air Act legislation to include all vapor-producing devices. ...

GP City Council Ready to Expand Restrictions on E-Cigarettes and ...
KAJO - February 9, 2016

While Oregon already has one of the most comprehensive Clean Air Acts in the nation, public health officials said Grants Pass has the ability to enact even more restrictions within its city limits. They said tobacco consumption is a $60 million business annually in Josephine County.
The plan is to expand the municipal code on smoking to the use of e-cigarettes and vaping. The current code prohibits smoking within 10 feet of public doorways, intake air vents and handicap-accessible facilities. Smoking is already completely prohibited in most public places including restaurants, schools, libraries and parks. Vaping is currently allowed inside stores that sell vaping products. However, that could change, too, as the council considers adult-use or age-restricted codes. Grants Pass development codes prohibit adult-use businesses within 1,000 feet of schools, parks and libraries. ...

City Council to vote on e-cigarette ban, budget, Research Park ...
Iowa State Daily - February 8, 2016

Ames City Council members are expected to support a final passage of an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces during an Ames City Council meeting Tuesday at City Hall.

Marijuana Enforcement at Super Bowl Rally and Parade: Safety First
Westword - February 8, 2016

... spokesman Dan Rowland won't offer predictions, he does make it clear that there will be other priorities beyond looking for people sucking on vape pens.

James Felsen: Public health hang-up on e-cigs makes little sense ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription) - February 8, 2016

Condoms, e-cigarettes and cannabis products share some common characteristics: They are available in various flavors and colors, marketed as having certain ...

COLUMN: E-cigarette safety continually in question
Indiana Daily Student - February 8, 2016

Media sources have been reporting a frightening new aspect of e-cigarettes: popcorn lung. But when compared to the diacetyl present in traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are still a slightly better choice.

Paper: Anti-E-Cigarette Policy Often Based On 'Blind Faith' In Poor Research
Daily Caller - February 8, 2016

Carl V. Phillips and Igor Burstyn of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) along with Executive Consultant at Carter and Day Brian L. Carter are questioning the perceived wisdom that peer review means a gold standard of credibility in public health research. Nonetheless, their findings are a serious challenge to the credibility of many studies involving e-cigarettes and other smoking cessation devices. The authors ...

Biologists Study Health Effects of Reputedly Safer Smokes
Davidson News - February 8, 2016

An increasing number of adolescents are taking up vaping, the practice of inhaling vaporized liquid through a device called an e-cigarette, or mod. A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products found that e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014. Approximately 2.4 million adolescents now use e-cigarettes once per month or more. Manufacturers and retail merchants tout vaping as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, but are their claims true? In the biology lab of Professor Karen Bernd, students are looking into the health effects of the new, largely unregulated practice.

E-cigarette law changes: What you need know if you vape
Canterbury Times - February 8, 2016

The rules will also change how e-cigs and vaping products can be sold and ... E-cigs and refill containers must have a mechanism to ensure leak free refilling ...

Some Colorado smokers burned by exploding e-cigarettes
The Denver Post - February 8, 2016

Electronic cigarettes are being championed as safer alternatives to old-school tobacco, but some users and one top Colorado doctor say e-cigarettes can explode and cause serious burns. Cordero Caples is recuperating at his Colorado Springs home after an e-cigarette blew up in his face in November. The 29-year-old suffered a broken neck, facial fractures, burns to his mouth and shattered teeth, said his sister, Colessia Porter. …

Vaping business smokin' in the Valley but are e-cigs safe? [VIDEO]
WKBN.com - February 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - Do electronic cigarettes really help people stop smoking? Or is it simply swapping one addictive behavior for another? Is it any safer or just less harmful? Those are questions WKBN 27 First News set out to answer as more vapor shops are opening and more customers are lining up.

GP City Council Will Discuss Possible Ordinance on E-Cigarettes and Vaping
KAJO - February 8, 2016

The Grants Pass City Council will discuss a controversial adult use ordinance during its weekly workshop session today. The City Council will hear a presentation on a proposed ordinance regulating e-cigarettes and vaping. The ordinance could possibly ban those practices in line with local rules on smoking. …

VAPING: New businesses lighting up the marketplace with smoking ...
The Times and Democrat - February 8, 2016

… Miller caters to both the smoker wanting to quit for a better, healthier lifestyle as well as the hobbyist looking to explore the world of vaping and e-cigarettes. … Vaping is touted as an alternative to smoking and is praised by users for being better than cigarettes because it doesn't cause the same bad smell and breath. It also leaves no cigarette burns and no dirty ashtrays….

$232K Oscars Swag Bag Has $275 TP, 'Vampire' Breast Lift
Newser - February 8, 2016

But while Leonardo DiCaprio may enjoy the $250 vaping system, not everyone's impressed with Distinctive Assets' over-the-top indulgences. TMZ calls it a ...

Health Minister accused of "vanity project" over e-cigarette ban while ...
Daily Post North Wales - February 8, 2016

The Minister has now produced a list of public places where vaping could be banned, including pubs that serve food, schools, train stations and on public ...

Man (22) 'lucky' to be alive after e-cigarette explodes in his mouth
Irish Independent - February 7, 2016

A 22-year-old man says he's lucky to be alive after his e-cigarette exploded in his mouth and caused considerable burns to his mouth and hands. Ryan Bailey suffered a terrifying experience when his e-cigarette exploded while he was smoking it.s …

E-cigarette explodes in man's mouth 'like a stick of dynamite'
The Rakyat Post - February 7, 2016

Bailey's ordeal follows reports of at least 100 exploding e-cigarettes. Some 2.6 million Britons now use them and they are set to be offered on prescription by ...

E-cigarette Explosions: CBS12 uncovers government agencies ignoring fire dangers
WPEC - February 7, 2016

CBS12 Investigates found there is no federal government agency keeping track of the electronic cigarette explosions. We questioned the lack of oversight after we found numerous cases of people getting seriously hurt when their e-cigarette exploded. …

Teen advocates to rally at State House in opposition to e-cigarettes
Bennington Banner (subscription) - February 7, 2016

A group of concerned high school students plans to march to the Vermont State House on Tuesday to bring the attention of e-cigarettes to legislators. Our Voices Xposed (OVX) is a youth-led organization supported by the Vermont Department of Health. The group works to educate its school and community about reducing smoking and the use of tobacco-related products. …

Oregon Vapers Could Face Eye-Watering E-Cigarette Tax Of 50 Percent
Daily Caller - February 6, 2016

Vapers in Oregon could be hit with a massive tax increase if Democrats in the ... is opposed by local Oregon groups such as the Northwest Vaping Association.

Learning about the dangers of e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
News8000.com - WKBT - February 5, 2016

Students and community members had a chance to learn about some of the dangers of smoking both cigarettes and e-cigs.

Study: E-Cigs may be Gateway to Regular Cigarettes for Teens
WGRZ.com - February 5, 2016

There's evidence teens who try e-cigarettes may also be more likely…

Senate Wants Tobacco Licensing While House Goes for E-Cig Tax
The Lund Report - February 5, 2016

Meanwhile, the House is debating a 50 percent retail tax on e-cigarettes and supplies. ... Unlike the tobacco licensing bill, the e-cigarette tax -- particularly at the ...

Govt eyes curbs on e-cigarettes as smoking invades campuses
EJ Insight - February 5, 2016

Govt eyes curbs on e-cigarettes as smoking invades campuses ... the importation, manufacture, sale, distribution and advertising of e-cigarettes through legislation. The survey also found that the ratio of daily cigarette smokers among students ...

Digging Deeper: Sask. vaping ban still up in the air [VIDEO]
Globalnews.ca - February 5, 2016

Cities and towns say its the Saskatchewan governments problem, but the province seems to prefer municipalities be responsible for setting their own bylaws around the use of electronic cigarettes or vapourizers.

New Glasgow looking at e-cigarettes in relation to smoking bylaw
NG News - February 5, 2016

Nancy Dicks said the West Side Community Centre has run into difficulty involving e-cigarettes and was wondering if they could be included in their bylaw.

E-cigs 'don't help you give up tobacco'
MyTechBits - February 5, 2016

After a fourth violation, the licensee's license to sell tobacco at that location ... cigars, pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco products and menthol cigarettes, the ... While cigarette companies are prohibited from flavoring cigarettes, products like ...

New Health Risks of E-Cigarettes (Video)
South Florida Reporter (blog) - February 5, 2016

Mayo Clinic experts say there is a growing amount of research that shows e-cigarettes may be dangerous. A recent study from the University of California San Diego reveals that e-cigarettes may be toxic to airways, cause inflammation, decrease immunity and increase your risk of infections. Reporter Vivien Williams has more in todays Mayo Clinic Minute (Video below the transcript):

Vaporizers, Vibrators, And Trips Galore: This Year's Oscars Gift Bag For Nominees Is Totally Outrageous
moviepilot.com - February 5, 2016

Taking top billing for the gift bag listing, this vaporizer is especially hilarious considering the Oscars banned smoking of all kinds this year. This was conveniently ...

Bentley Announces Smoke-Free Policy
The Bentley University Newsroom - February 5, 2016

Bentley University will join more than 1,475 colleges and universities across the United States in becoming a smoke-free campus. The policy will go into effect June 1, 2016 and will also include the use of electronic delivery devices such as e-cigarettes.

Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Alaska's E-Cigarette debate [VIDEO]
KTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather - February 5, 2016

The debate over e-cigarettes recently re-ignited when the head of the American Vaping Association came to Alaska to challenge state health officials. Vaping enthusiasts maintain that inhaling heated liquids is safer than smoking tobacco, and is an effective way to quit smoking regular cigarettes. State health officials maintain that theres not enough information to support those claims, and say studies have found at least 9 chemicals in vaping clouds that are known carcinogens and toxins. Im willing to give the vaping industry the benefit of the doubt that e-cigarettes are likely safer than regular cigarettes. But we dont really know how much safer.

Monroe County considering e-cigarette ban in public places [VIDEO]
WRTV Indianapolis - February 5, 2016

MONROE COUNTY, Ind. -- One of the toughest places to smoke might soon be tougher on people who smoke electronic cigarettes. Monroe County is considering joining a growing number of counties banning electronic cigarette use in any indoor area used by the public.

Cyclones inspire public policy change
Iowa State Daily - February 5, 2016

Students with the university's Health Promotion Club decided to start at the university level and work their way up. Their push for an e-cigarette ban has inspired a university policy, city and county resolutions and is now on its way to the state legislature. The student group, led by adviser and kinesiology senior lecturer Denise Denton, first considered the possibility of an electric nicotine and delivery systems (e-cigarette) ban when the Story County Prevention Policy Board helped pass legislation to prevent selling e-cigarettes to minors.

Reported use of cigarettes and alcohol down sharply in N.H. schools, but e-cigarette use is soaring
Concord Monitor - February 5, 2016

But its the relatively new phenomenon of electronic cigarettes, or vaping, that has really taken off, exceeding the use of any other substance in the survey except alcohol, with a quarter of all high school students using them. The data come from surveys of 14,837 students in 67 New Hampshire public high schools last spring.

Tough year: Local legislators react to Fallin's 'state' of Oklahoma
Grandlakenews - February 5, 2016

The bill also includes e-cigarettes, which Loring said, studies indicate those who use e-cigarettes are more than "eight times as likely to progress to cigarette ...

Cedar City sees large increase in teens smoking e-cigs [VIDEO]
KUTV 2News - February 5, 2016

Cedar City, Utah (KUTV) A recent study by the American Lung Association reports that Utah gets an "F" when it comes to the use of tobacco products and high school students. It's so bad, Cedar City officials say, vapor use has increased about 300 percent with underage teens. Health officials are concerned that if things aren't fixed, it could get worse.

Proposed indoor e-cigarette ban in New Mexico introduced [VIDEO]
KRQE News 13 - February 4, 2016

SANTA FE (KRQE) A trip to the movies inspired a state senator to try and update New Mexico's indoor smoking ban to include e-cigarettes. Sen. Joseph ...

Exclusive: Dangers Of E-Cigs, Don't Get Burned Again [VIDEO]
CBS Local - February 4, 2016

E-cigarettes have become extremely popular as an alternative to smoking tobacco. But in some cases, taking a puff of an e-cig has become even more dangerous than the long-term effects of smoking tobacco. Evan Spahlinger is still shaken up over what happened. I didnt feel any heat in my hand at all before it happened. But when it happened it was basically like a pipe bomb. Just exploded, he recalls. The young man looks a lot better today than he did four months ago. After a series of surgeries, he has his face back and he can breathe on his own. The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association provided the following safety tips for e-cig users.

E-cigs are a starter kit for teens
Sacramento Bee - February 4, 2016

Re Taxing e-cigarettes will backfire on public health (Another View, Feb. 2): The vaping industry is increasingly becoming nothing more than a false front for ...

Cigarettes may disappear from college campuses
Skyline View (subscription) - February 4, 2016

A new bill in the state assembly would prohibit smoking on all public California college campuseseven in designated smoking areas. Under existing policy, all UC campuses are smoke-free, while CSUs and community colleges set their own smoking policies. Skylines campuses have banned smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, except in designated smoking areas since the fall of 2009.

Here's How Vaping Your Weed Before The Gym Enhances Your ...
Elite Daily (blog) - February 4, 2016

Vaping is so hot right now and no, I'm not talking about eJuice vapesI'm talking ... You can put all kinds of dabs in a vape with an atomizer like wax, oil, shatter, ...

A help, or all hype? E-cig retailers see hot sales as tobacco users seek to quit [VIDEO]
KY3 - February 4, 2016

Getting a nicotine fix has gone high tech. Many former tobacco users say e-cigarettes have helped them quit. However, some health experts say vaping is simply an unhealthy trend. Despite the controversy, e-cig shops say sales are hotter than ever- and they expect the trend to continue into the future.

Chemical found in e-cigarettes could cause lung disease [VIDEO]
WKRN.com - February 4, 2016

Chemicals once found in a microwave popcorn plant made workers fall ill with a lung disease called Bronchiolitis Obliterans also known as popcorn lung. That same chemical is now showing up in electronic cigarettes.

Regina councillors split on city taking up vaping issue
Regina Leader-Post - February 4, 2016

After receiving a non-committal response from the health minister Wednesday, some Regina councillors think it might be time the city examine bylaws on vaping and smoking.

Smoking Marijuana Is Legal, but Ashtrays Are Not in Ontario Cannabis Lounge
HIGH TIMES - February 4, 2016

Although it is nice that cannabis users have the luxury of social use inside the Higher Limits vaping and smoking lounge, Liedtke told CBC News that he ...

Fund set up to aid teen injured bye-cigarette explosion
Lethbridge Herald - February 4, 2016

Alberta is one of only three provinces that doesn't ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, according to the Non-Smokers Rights Association.

'Not as bad as cigarettes is not a ringing endorsement'
The Globe and Mail - February 4, 2016

The same regulatory approach should be applied to electronic cigarettes. They should not be sold to minors or be available in flavours that appeal to young ...

Obama running out of time for regulations
The Hill - February 4, 2016

... for heavy-duty trucks, the Food and Drug Administration's first-ever rules for cigars and electronic cigarettes and the Department of Energy's efficiency rules. …

Flavored e-cigarette advertising may be more appealing to children
Healio - February 4, 2016

Exposure to advertising for flavored e-cigarettes may evoke more interest in e-cigarettes among children compared with adverts for the non-flavored variety, according to recent research. …

Pismo man sues after he's injured by exploding e-cigarette
New Times SLO - February 4, 2016

A Pismo Beach man who says he was severely injured by an exploding e-cigarette filed a lawsuit against the device's manufacturer, and the local shop that provided it to him. According to the lawsuit, Darin Dyroff suffered third-degree burns to his hands and face, as well as other injuries, as a result of the explosion. The incident occurred on Dec. 20, while Dyroff was using an e-cigarette device at VIP Vapor Shop and Lounge in Pismo Beach. …

Mayo Clinic: E-Cigarettes well accepted by patients before elective surgery
Blasting News - February 4, 2016

The Mayo Clinic has released their report "Feasibility of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems in Surgical Patients" of an observational study where patients facing elective surgery were given Electronic Nicotine Delivery Devices (ENDS) before and two weeks after elective surgery. The study was conducted between December 2014 through June 2015. The goal to reduce the risk of possible complications during the healing process after surgery is important. Smoking cigarettes can bring post-operative complications to patients, and they are always encouraged to stop smoking before surgery. The purpose of the study was to see if patients would "cut down" or eliminate cigarette consumption before and after surgery using these products. Long term abstinence was not considered as part of the study. …

Gov vetoes smoking age bill, keeping it at 19
NorthJersey.com - February 4, 2016

The legislation, A-3254, called for raising the legal age to purchase cigarettes and electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, from 19 to 21. The bill also ...

New York's Hottest Fashion Week Accessory Is: Vapes
Jezebel - February 4, 2016

Nothing says "cool" and "fashion" like a vape, and the fashion label General Idea has been really leaning in to that century-old truism: for Men's Fashion Week, they handed their aggressively bored models a key accessory. As New York reports, "several [General Ideal] models carried polished chrome vaporizers made by the brand Innokin." The label took their cue from "the inaugural men's shows in July, where Richard Chai gave all the front-row attendees a Pax Vaporizer, and at NYFW in September, where Opening Ceremony teamed up with Pax to sell vapes at the Ace Hotel." …

General Idea Endorses Vaping for Fall 2016
The controversial trend hits the runway at New York Fashion Week: Men's.
Details - February 4, 2016

We've established that vaping is not necessarily good for you, which does exactly nothing to determine whether it deserves a place in fashion week's Hall of Faves along with champagne and complimentary milk-free protein milks that somehow contain only 30 calories. Perhaps the reason vapes insist on infiltrating presentations and runway shows-Richard Chai and Opening Ceremony have both bestowed them upon VIP guests in recent seasons-is precisely because they're considered kind of lame, allowing the act of vaping to take on a self-referential irony. Or maybe vape companies are just super generous sponsors. Who knows! …

Loring agrees, disagrees with what Fallin said in message
Miami News Record - February 4, 2016

… The bill also includes electronic cigarettes. Loring said studies indicate those who use e-cigarettes are more than "eight times as likely to progress to cigarette ...

ALA's 14th Annual 'State of Tobacco Control' Report Shows Mixed ...
NH Voice - February 4, 2016

Also, to add e-cigarettes to Rhode Island's smoke free laws and raise the minimum sale age for tobacco products to 21. High tobacco prices, smoke free ...

Youth e-cigarette usage climbs in Cedar City; council considers ordinance
St George News - February 4, 2016

After hearing a presentation by the Iron County Prevention Coalition Wednesday night, Cedar City Council is considering an ordinance that would impose restrictions on e-cigarette sales to help keep them away from community youngsters. … Through a grant, the coalition sampled Iron County kids and found what Baxley described as a "disturbing trend up" in children's lifetime use of e-cigarettes...

SU Gets Blunt About Potential Smoking Age Increase
The Spectator - February 3, 2016

On Jan. 29 the House committee voted to raise the Washington smoking age from 18 to 21. If passed, the bill will ban the purchase of all tobacco and nicotine products, including vaping devices and e-cigarettes, for those under 21. "I think it could be ... The smoking debate is particularly relevant to Seattle U, which became a tobacco-free campus last year. The tobacco ban aimed to limit second-hand smoke while creating an environment supportive of cessation, which means quitting smoking. 59 percent of Seattle U students and 72 percent of faculty and staff who voted in the spring 2014 referendum favored a tobacco-free campus. … The ban included tobacco-free products like vaping devices and e-cigarettes. …

VT Lawmakers Weigh Bill Restricting E-Cigarettes
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22 - February 3, 2016

Vermont lawmakers are weighing the option of banning E-cigarettes in the same places regular ones are prohibited. The House Committee on Human Services ...

Planet of the Vapes: Vapes Make Their New York Runway Debut
New York Magazine - February 3, 2016

Let the bureaucrats debate whether vaping should be allowed on airplanes or in restaurants, and decide how to warn children against the dangers of, say, brulé-flavored nicotine juice. At Men's Fashion Week, the question is whether vaping should be considered cool, and entered into the modern lexicon of Important Fashion Accessories for men, which currently includes wide-brimmed hats, fancy leather portfolios, and suede Chelsea boots. …

Electronic cigarette use banned on Jackson County public transit
The Sylva Herald - February 3, 2016

Jackson County has banned riders on public transit from using electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products. There's no one reason for the new rule, county Transit Director Chuck Norris said, but as e-cigarettes grow in popularity, riders on occasion are asking drivers if they can "vape." There are others who're dipping into bags of chewing tobacco and popping cans of Skoal, he said. …

February is Heart Health Month - we asked an expert about what we should know about ours
St. Louis Public Radio - February 3, 2016

Knowing the tobacco industry is interested in e-cigs should scare all of us. The first time for vaping for kids in high school is going up significantly. Just because ...

E-Cigarettes Less Likely to Help Smokers Quit
Valley News Live - February 3, 2016

Smokers increasingly use e-cigarettes for many reasons, including attempts to quit smoking, and to use nicotine where it is prohibited. According to a study released this week by the Lancet Respiratory Medicine Journal, people who use e-cigarettes to quit smoking are less likely to quit than people who don't use them. The key difference between conventional and e-cigarettes is that e-cigarettes don't contain tobacco. However, both do contain nicotine, a highly addictive chemical. …

Missoula teenager loses teeth to exploding e-cigarette
KTVH - February 3, 2016

With increasing stigmas surrounding cigarettes, many smokers have replaced their tobacco with electronic cigarettes or vaporizers. But while e-cigarettes are often marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco, some devices have been known to explode. … A Missoula teenager's e-cigarette recently exploded while he was using it, causing massive damage to his mouth. A Missoula dentist who saw the aftermath said the trauma was worse than the results of any car accident he had ever seen.

Smoking and Your Oral Health
Flagstaff Business News - February 3, 2016

Are Smokeless Tobacco and E-Cigarettes Safe? No. … The use of battery-operated electronic nicotine-delivery systems, such as electronic cigarettes, also is not recommended. E-cigarettes have grown in popularity over the past decade and there currently isn't much research available about how they may affect your health. However, experts say the nicotine inhalation that occurs while using an e-cigarette can make you susceptible to bacteria buildup in your mouth, as well as tooth decay and dry mouth. …

As ads for electronic cigarettes increase, more teens using devices
Central Kentucky News - February 3, 2016

Teenagers' use of electronic cigarettes tripled between 2013 and 2014, surpassing the use of all tobacco products, and federal officials are blaming unrestricted …

McGill Reporter - February 3, 2016

… "They say, 'I smoked for decades and I've tried everything - nicotine gum, patches, Zyban, Champix - and I couldn't stop. Then I picked up an e-cigarette and I never smoked again,'" recalls Eisenberg, who is also a professor in McGill's Faculty of Medicine and director of the Joint MD/PhD program. "Anecdotally, we have many, many cases like this." What doctors don't have, however, is hard data to back it up. That's why, this month Eisenberg will start a five-year clinical trial to look at how effective e-cigarettes are at aiding smoking cessation. It's not just smokers and physicians who are interested in such clarity - so are lawmakers. Under Canada's Food and Drug Act, e-cigarettes containing nicotine cannot be imported, advertised or sold without Health Canada's approval; nicotine-free e-cigarettes are not restricted. Although Health Canada has yet to grant such approval, nicotine-loaded e-cigarettes are nevertheless widely and openly available in Canada. …

Saskatchewan health minister urges caution over issue of vaping in public
Globalnews.ca - February 3, 2016

REGINA - Saskatchewan Health Minister Dustin Duncan says there are no imminent plans to change provincial smoking laws to cover electronic cigarettes. …

HEALTH: Few Inland cities pass lung association's tobacco test
Press-Enterprise - February 3, 2016

Hemet and San Bernardino County joined other communities which were noted for regulating electronic cigarettes. Hemet City Councilwoman Linda Krupa said ...

How did San Bernardino, Los Angeles counties fare in this year's tobacco and smoking report?
San Bernardino County Sun - February 3, 2016

… A bill regulating electronic cigarettes as tobacco products. o Raising the minimum smoking age to 21. o Providing better smoke-free protections in the workplace ...

How much money could you save by switching to vaping?
The Upcoming - February 3, 2016

Outside of health concerns, one of the biggest questions smokers have around the subject of electronic cigarettes is how much money they can save from switching. As the cost of a pack of cigarettes is constantly on the rise, and a pack of 20 can now cost in excess of £9, smoking tobacco cigarettes is quickly becoming an unsustainable choice for a large majority of the public. ...

E-Cigarette Market In The UK Part 2: Big Tobacco Enters The Fray
Forbes - February 3, 2016

Big tobacco companies were relatively slow to enter the U.K. e-cigarettes market; but they have made up for lost time by using their size and financial power. The unexpected rise in e-cigarette's popularity took the tobacco companies by surprise. Every one of the big four companies - RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris International, Japan Tobacco International, and Imperial Tobacco - now has e-cigarettes, either already in the market or in development. However, most of the innovation has not been in-house, but through the acquisition of smaller private companies. …

Prisoners in Wales win battle to be allowed to smoke in their cells ...
South Wales Evening Post - February 3, 2016

Plans to include jails within the ban on smoking in public spaces have been ... Last September Prisons Minister Andrew Selous said smoking bans would begin ...

Sask. municipalities support ban on vaping in public places
News Talk 650 CKOM - February 3, 2016

Sask. municipalities support ban on vaping in public places ... of the province-wide ban, which can be looked at as if you can't smoke there, you can't vape there. ...

No vaping, Leo: Oscars bans smoking of any kind for its big night after DiCaprio was spotted puffing on an e-cigarette at the SAG Awards
Daily Mail - February 3, 2016

… However, unlike the Shrine Auditorium, were the SAG awards were held, Hollywood's famed Dolby Theatre has an outright ban on all forms of smoking, including e-cigarettes. …

Framing the Debate: E-cigarettes and Children
Huffington Post - February 3, 2016

Federal e-cigarette safety-cap legislation that recently passed both the House and the Senate, which will help save the lives of many children, is continuing a ...

Cannabis Oil Extraction - An Interview with James White
AZoM - February 3, 2016

These products are typically vaporized in vape pens and e-cigarettes, or mixed into edibles, creams, lotions, tinctures and myriad other forms. Just as smoking ...

Homemade E-liquids: The Facts, Risks and Tax
The News Hub - February 3, 2016

…the use of electronic cigarettes, or "vaping" has become somewhat of a trend over the past couple of years, with various different models, flavors and brands ...

YouTube music videos may get teens hooked to booze, cigarettes
Digital Journal - February 3, 2016

A study examining Youtube music videos from Britain's top 40 chart has questioned whether the high prevalence of alcohol and tobacco consumption in the videos might be a strategy by companies to target teenage audiences. University of Nottingham researchers looked through top music videos over a three-month period in 2013-2014 and found that there were 47 10-second intervals with tobacco content, 233 intervals with alcohol visuals, and six with electronic cigarettes. The researchers then conducted a survey among teenagers and found that 22 percent had watched at least one. They estimate the teens were exposed to 10 tobacco and 52 alcohol visuals in this time period - assuming that they had watched the video just once, which is quite unlikely. …

Heart Month tackles smoking to try to curb risk of heart disease
The Daily Nonpareil - February 3, 2016

Electronic cigarettes are also bad for people, because they generally contain nicotine, Florian said. "It affects their entire body," she said. "If they use nicotine ...

Vapes Make Their New York Runway Debut
New York Magazine - February 3, 2016

Let the bureaucrats debate whether vaping should be allowed on airplanes or in ... Whether it's THC, nicotine, or just pure flavor, the vape movement is ...

E-cigarettes 'poison the airways and weaken the immune system'
Pakistan Observer - February 3, 2016

ELECTRONIC cigarettes expose the lungs to toxicity, reduce the effectiveness of the immune system and encourage bacterial ...

More teenagers are using e-cigs
Richmond Register - February 3, 2016

Teenagers' use of electronic cigarettes tripled between 2013 and 2014, surpassing the use of all tobacco products, and federal officials are blaming unrestricted advertisement of the products. Seven out of 10 middle-school and high-school students (69 percent) say they've seen e-cigarette ads in stores, online or in other media, with most of the ads using the same themes that have been used to sell traditional cigarettes for years: sex, independence and rebellion, according to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The same advertising tactics the tobacco industry used years ago to get kids addicted to nicotine are now being used to entice a new generation of young people to use e-cigarettes," Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said in an online statement. …

Udall Bill To Childproof E-Cigarettes Signed Into Law
Los Alamos Daily Post - February 3, 2016

Tom Udall welcomed news that a bill he championed to improve e-cigarette ... harmless - anything cotton candy flavored has an obvious appeal to kids. ... science-based standards for e-cigarettes just as we do for tobacco-based products.

American Lung Association: Arizona gets failing grade [VIDEO]
KVOA Tucson News - February 3, 2016

We must also face the reality that youth use of other tobacco products nationwide like e-cigarettes and little cigars is at an all-time high," said Julie Reid, ...

Northwest Arkansas Vaping Scene Gains Popularity
The Arkanas Traveller - February 3, 2016

While competitions and vaping as a hobby have recently become more popular, one of the ... Even though the mass majority of vapers vape to stop smoking, the ...

Report: San Diego falls well short of statewide tobacco policies
KUSI - February 3, 2016

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - The city of San Diego received a D for tobacco control policies ... They want $2 in taxes tacked onto each cigarette pack. ... stepped up to regulate the sale and use of electronic cigarettes as tobacco products. ... of flavored tobacco products in response to mounting evidence regarding the likelihood of ...

New Electronic Cigarette Law Set To Take Effect in June [VIDEO]
FOX Illinois - February 3, 2016

Starting in a few months, anyone younger than 18-years-old caught with electronic cigarettes will get a citation. A new state law goes into effect on June 1st. Minors found with electronic cigarettes will face penalties of $100 or up to 30 hours of community service. …

Board Of Health Bans Sale Of Synthetic Marijuana
CapeNews.net - February 3, 2016

… Also to be discussed that evening will be a ban on vaping of tobacco products in public locations. The synthetic marijuana ban was adopted on Monday, ...

Baxter City Council: Reverses course on e-cig regulations
Brainerd Daily Dispatch - February 3, 2016

Regulating e-cigarettes took a new course in Baxter Tuesday as the council reversed an earlier decision to allow minors in stores. Katie Gruber, program specialist with CentraCare Health in St. Cloud, asked to have the planned ordinance amendment removed from the consent calendar. She specifically asked the council to reconsider a change to allow children in e-cigarette or vaping shops with a parent or guardian. Mayor Darrel Olson said she beat him to it. Gruber strongly recommended the city keep its original language to not allow children in an e-cigarette shop. …

New York State Receives Failing Grade For Curbing Tobacco Use
Jewocity.com (press release) (blog) - February 3, 2016

... state's tobacco control programs by $10 million to $52 million per year and expand New York's Clean Indoor Air Act to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes. …

Mixed Grades for Wisconsin in Tobacco Report
Public News Service - February 3, 2016

Young people who might never touch a cigarette are now experimenting with e-cigarettes, mistakenly believing they are safer, according to the American Lung ...

Be in the know with E-cigarettes
The Manchester Journal - February 2, 2016

Towns can use the video as an educational tool to create policy language involving tobacco use and smoke free properties and development. The discussion ...

Public health advocates, retailers clash on tobacco bill
Statesman Journal - February 2, 2016

The City of Salem considers banning smoking on city-owned properties. ... Public health advocates and tobacco retailers clashed Tuesday at the Oregon State ... would require tobacco and e-cigarette product retailers to be licensed by the state. ... pharmacies from selling tobacco products and to restrict tobacco sales within ...

Time to expand ban to e-cigs
Foster's Daily Democrat - February 2, 2016

On Feb. 10, there is a public hearing planned by the Dover City Council on a proposal to ban electronic cigarettes where conventional cigarettes already are prohibited. We think this is a logical extension of the battle against tobacco and for protecting the public's health...

Olathe raises minimum age for tobacco purchases to 21 [VIDEO]
KMBC Kansas City - February 2, 2016

Olathe city leaders have voted to raise the age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. … When the new rules take effect Saturday, Olathe will become the first city in Johnson County to raise the purchasing age to 21. The age limit will also apply to vaping materials. …

Oil companies doled out big donations in California climate bill fight
Contra Costa Times - February 2, 2016

…Tobacco giant Philip Morris, now called Altria, also scored a big win in the final days of last year's legislative session when the Assembly declined to take action on a sweeping package of anti-tobacco bills, including a key proposal to regulate e-cigarettes for the first time. Altria distributed more than $225,000 to dozens of Democrats and Republicans in the second half of 2015, including a $25,000 check to a campaign committee controlled by Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, the chairman of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee, which typically reviews tobacco-related legislation for the Legislature. Gray could not immediately be reached for comment on the donation. …

Coconino Health Department Proposes New Vape Ordinance [VIDEO]
Northern Arizona Today - February 2, 2016

The new smoking trend has revitalized the issue of smoking indoors. These cigarettes, also known as Vapes are growing in popularity. Despite their difference in odor, Physicians claim Vapes are just as dangerous. The County Health Department plans to take a stand against the current trend by implementing changes proposed by the Coconino County Public Health Department. …

When Bad Is Good: Top Tobacco Stocks Keep Climbing
Investor's Business Daily - February 2, 2016

Tobacco companies have offset declining cigarette sales by raising prices, cutting costs and developing new products such as electronic cigarettes. Profit at ...

Alternatives to cigarettes and flavored e-cigarettes for the long term
Tampa Bay Review - February 2, 2016

E-Cigarettes are mostly thought to be the alternative to smoking. But according to another study, it has been found out that flavored E-Cigarettes are no more a ...

Is It Socially Acceptable to Vape in Public?
Vogue.com - February 2, 2016

If there's anything Leonardo DiCaprio loves more than a Citi Bike, it's his vape. His trusty e-cigarette has accompanied him on yacht trips in St. Barth's, while he scoped out the scene at Art Basel, and most recently served as his date at Saturday night's SAG Awards. Now that Leo has taken his vape commitment to the next level, we're confronted with a new etiquette question: Is it ever socially acceptable to vape indoors? … As more and more states legalize marijuana, the social conundrum only becomes trickier. "I'd say, as a general rule of thumb, it's not polite to brazenly ingest psychoactive substances in public; it might make people uncomfortable," …

N.A.V.A. North American Vaping Association
Digital Journal - February 2, 2016

The North American Vaping Association Has just announced its upcoming Ranked Cloud competition schedule for the new year.Which will run about twice a month, starting on 05/21/2016 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia PA. For further details visit their website at www.navabeast.com

SUMA votes in favour of asking province to ban vaping in public
CBC.ca - February 2, 2016

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association will ask the province to ban electronic cigarettes in public places. At the association's annual convention on ...

Under age smoking falls but MSP warns of dangers of e-cigarettes
Glasgow Evening Times - February 2, 2016

SMOKING among under 16s has dropped dramatically in the last decade according to the latest research. The Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use ...

Vaping: Wet-led Welsh pubs escape e-cigarette ban
MorningAdvertiser.co.uk - February 2, 2016

Wet-led pubs in Wales could escape the Welsh government's proposed ban on e-cigarettes. Health minister Mark Drakeford revealed a list of places where the ...

Breakenridge: Questions cloud city's celebration of e-cigarette bylaw
Calgary Herald - February 2, 2016

The city's seven-month-old bylaw essentially adds e-cigarettes to the existing smoking regulations, thus drawing an equivalence between smoking tobacco and ...

RIT researchers study safety of electronic cigarettes
Henrietta Post - February 2, 2016

Faculty and student researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf are developing methods to better analyze the effects of flavorings used in electronic cigarettes. In partnership with RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering and the University of Rochester Medical Center, RIT/NTID, the world's first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, is part of the team that has received a $329,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the safety of e-cigarettes with flavorings. …

Leonardo DiCaprio Vaping At SAG Awards Draws Rebuke From Lung Association
Headlines & Global News - February 2, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio has drawn criticism from the American Lung Association for using a vape pen during the Screen Actors Guild Awards over the weekend … Although it is illegal to use vape pens or electronic cigarettes in public places in Los Angeles such as restaurants and bars, DiCaprio was within the limits of the law, as vaping is not prohibited in "theatrical production sites," which the Shrine Auditorium comes under. However, the health organization called "The Revenant" actor out for puffing away at his e-cigarette and described his behavior as "deeply troubling" due to the apparent second-hand effects it has on the human body. …

Guest Opinion: E-cigarettes are not what they appear to be
The Aggie - February 2, 2016

… What shocks me the most is the large amount of people who believe that e-cigarettes are safe. They couldn't be more wrong. E-cigarettes contain harmful chemicals like diacetyl, the flavoring agent responsible for "popcorn lung," and nicotine, a dangerous neurotoxin as addictive as heroin. And as for the "water vapor?" Well, that's actually aerosol, and it contains chemicals like lead, formaldehyde and nickel. These chemicals not only pose health risks to those who use e-cigarettes, but to the people around them as well….

Teens who use e-cigarettes more likely to smoke ($$)
Irish Medical Times - February 2, 2016

Teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try the real thing a year later than those who don't 'vape', indicates research published online in the journal ...

To vape or not to vape, are e-cigs the answer?
Campus News - February 2, 2016

There are few places you can go these days without seeing at least one person carrying or using an Electronic Cigarette. They are discrete little devices and perceived as safe enough to use at some malls, restaurants, and even on college campuses. E-cigarettes have become a growing trend for those looking for a substitute for cigarettes, or to quit smoking altogether. However, a recent study done by the University of Buffalo suggests that college-age students are more likely to use e-cigs than older adults. The study also suggests that college-age students are more likely to have tried e-cigarettes for enjoyment alone. What is it that makes students choose to try e-cigs, though? Are e-cigs really as safe as so many people purport them to be? …

In a heartbeat: Electronic cigarette use among young people
Tribune-Review - February 2, 2016

Electronic cigarette use among young people has surpassed traditional cigarette use, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The increased popularity comes with risks, because their batteries have been known to explode … In recent months, the West Penn Burn Center has treated two patients for burns caused by e-cigarettes. Both young men had the battery or cigarette in their pockets. One young man had second and third degree burns in his leg and groin area after a spare lithium battery used in the cigarette exploded. The change he was carrying in his pocket may have caused the ignition of his clothes when it came in contact with the spare battery. By the time he realized something went wrong, his clothes were on fire. The second young man had an e-cigarette in his pocket that somehow caught fire and burned a hole through his pants. He had small burns on his index finger and right thigh. We have seen news of burns from e-cigarettes from around the world. These types of burns are still rare, but the public needs to be aware of the dangers. A burn can be a devastating injury. …

Vape Regulation Could Kill the Industry
Circleville Herald - February 2, 2016

After a lengthy and heavily contested regulatory process, a final rule deeming vapor products to be subject to pervasive FDA regulation is currently in the White ...

5 things about Brevard Schools stricter tobacco use ban
Florida Today - February 2, 2016

The signs declare school property as "tobacco-free grounds for better health," and indicate that "smoking and use of tobacco products, e-cigarettes and ...

New Law: No Vaping For Minors [AUDIO]
WUIS 91.9 - February 2, 2016

Electronic cigarettes don't contain tobacco, but the vaporized solution users inhale does contain nicotine. Morrison says she'd kept stories about young people "openly and blatantly using these products publicly, because there was no reason they shouldn't. There was nothing in law that prevented them from doing that." Morrison is sponsor of a new law, signed Friday, that she says closes a loophole. It has been illegal for minors to buy e-cigs and other smokeless tobacco products. Now, as with regular cigarettes, it's illegal for kids to possess them. …

Anyone under 18 who's caught with electronic cigarettes or other tobacco-free nicotine products would face a fine or community service under a new Illinois law
Daily Journal - February 2, 2016

… Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation last week that imposes penalties for minors who possess e-cigarettes. State Sen. Julie Morrison sponsored the measure. The Deerfield Democrat says it will protect young people "from the dangers of this increasingly popular product." …

Where There's Vape … There May Be Fire
DailyNorthShore.com - February 2, 2016

He then turned to Highland Park, but that didn't work because City Council passed a Smoking Regulations Ordinance that forbids smoking areas in new ...

New Lenox Village Board Looking at Video Gaming; E-Cigarette ...
1340 WJOL - February 2, 2016

With some so called "vapor" or "vape" stores having opened in the area, he says it's a matter of having these stores comply with all smoke free laws. Baldermann ...

Mount Airy council member wants smoking ban at parks by spring
Frederick News Post (subscription) - February 2, 2016

If the Town Council does not ban smoking in Mount Airy's public parks by spring, Jason Poirier, the council's liaison to its Parks and Recreation Commission, said he will urge the commission to act on its own to implement the ban. … Under the ordinance, all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes, would be banned from Mount Airy's 10 public parks, which collectively ...

Belchertown Board of Health reviews tobacco regulations [VIDEO]
80 Mass. communities have raised the minimum age
wwlp.com - February 1, 2016

… The Belchertown Board of Health is in the early stages of researching how other communities have revised their regulations regarding tobacco sales and electronic nicotine delivery systems, or e-cigarettes. The goal is prevention. …

Midland County Collaborative unveils community health improvement plan
Midland Daily News - February 2, 2016

Midland County already ranks as one of the top 10 healthiest counties in Michigan, but a desire to improve that ranking has led the Midland Community Health and Human Services Council to unveil a Community Health Improvement Plan. … Although tobacco use is declining, there is an upward trend in the use of e-cigarettes. After gathering information, the council chose to focus on three areas: substance use disorder, healthy weight and later life quality. ...

Democrats challenging governor's stand on taxes
Albuquerque Journal - February 2, 2016

A tax increase on tobacco products, including e-cigarettes (Senate Bill 77). n Two proposals to increase personal income tax rates, though one would only apply ...

More politicians come out in favor of raising smoking age in Washington
KOMO News - February 1, 2016

It's not the first time state lawmakers in Olympia have tried to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. An attempt during the last legislative session never made it past a State Senate committee. But this time, backers say bi-partisan support, multiple bill sponsors, and public opinion may make the difference. … As it's written, the bill is intended to protect youth from tobacco and vapor products by increasing the minimum legal age to buy them. Vaping has always been grey area when it comes to smoking. But since the juices used in e-cigarettes and sold over the counter contain nicotine extracted from tobacco, those products would be treated just like cigarettes. Joe Baba, founder of the Washington Vaping Association, testified that 18 to 21 year olds who are addicted to cigarettes can kick the habit by switching to vaping and slowing decreasing their dependence on nicotine to vaping juices with lower amounts of nicotine. Banning vaping prevents them from kicking their habits this way, he said. "If an 18 to 20 year old does not have this option, it is very likely they will become lifetime smokers," Baba said. …

New law restricts alternative nicotine use
Alton Telegraph - February 1, 2016

The use of e-cigarettes to quit smoking is not endorsed by the American Lung Association due to the presence of nicotine, as well as other harmful chemicals in ...

Campus smoking ban would match other CA colleges
La Voz Weekly - February 1, 2016

… FHDA district is surveying students and staff to determine their opinions on the district smoking policy, with the intention of eventually making De Anza and Foothill colleges completely smoke-free. The 19-question survey, sent via email, asks respondents about their tobacco use and whether they would prefer the campus, including the parking lots, to be "100 percent smoke-free." If significant public support is found for such a change, the new policy will proceed to the FHDA Board of Trustees for approval. The current district smoking policy, adopted by the FHDA Board of Trustees in June 2005, restricts on-campus smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, to designated smoking areas. De Anza College has four designated smoking areas located on the fringes of campus. …

Flavored e-cigarettes could be very risky
MyTechBits - February 1, 2016

If you're a fan of flavored e-cigarettes, especially flavors like cherry, you may want to heed the ... However, e-cigarette industry group Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade ... remain a better alternative to regular and traditional tobacco cigarettes.

E-Cigarette Companies Marketing to America's Youth
The National Law Review - February 1, 2016

While there is no doubt that e-cigarettes are dangerous, a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents a much greater problem that has previously been overlooked. According to the study, approximately 18.3 million middle school and high school students were exposed to at least one source of e-cigarette advertising in 2014. To put that figure into further perspective, it represents nearly 70% of the total study participants. Of this marketing, approximately 14 million students were exposed to [e-cigarette] ads in retail stores, 10.5 million students were exposed to ads on the internet, 9.6 million students were exposed watching TV or movies, and 8 million students while reading newspapers or magazines.

Leonardo DiCaprio's vaping part of dangerous trend
New York Daily News - February 1, 2016

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium and puffs away on his constant companion, an e-cigarette. The movie star, who was puffing away at the SAG Awards Saturday night, is part of a trend of those who want to smoke but not really. DiCaprio's among the 20% of Americans between 25 and 44 using vapes

Cherry-Flavored E-Cigarettes Most Dangerous To Users: Study
Tech Times - February 1, 2016

A new study in the United States found that cherry-flavored e-cigarettes ... benzaldehyde per e-cigarette is about 163 puffs per day for an experienced vaper.

John Seven: We overlook real risks like exploding e-cigarettes
Berkshire Eagle (subscription) - February 1, 2016

The funny thing is well, not funny ha ha that exploding cigars have made a comeback in the form of exploding e-cigarettes. Have you not heard about this? Neither had I until the other day. Strangely, it seems like none of the usual hysteria suspects in the media are making a big deal out of this, just mostly isolated regional reporting. Think I'm kidding? I would have thought so too at one point, until within a matter of minutes last week I saw two news items on the subject. One was an incident in Canada involving a 16-year-old and resulting in face burns and broken teeth. The other was in Germany, resulting in the same. One quick search and I found a yet another recent incident, this one in New Hampshire, but this time, it was just his e-cigarette battery that was in his pocket. He was not even vaping at the time. It just exploded and he now needs multiple skin grafts. Look beyond the first and my Google search became a seemingly endless list of e-cigarette explosions. A guy in Oklahoma needed stitches from an explosion. I'm amazed by the things that create public panics in contrast with those that don't catch on. It's easy to find someone freaked out about vaccines or electronic sensitivity or sickness from windmills. Plenty of folks are wary of the dangers of shark attacks and terrorist activities on American shores, even though statistically there's not much of either. But e-cigarettes? Not hardly. Most the debate about them focus on whether they are as bad or addictive than tobacco cigarettes.

San Jose Considering Dirt Soccer Fields Board Approves E-Cig Ban in Parks
Athletic Business (blog) - February 1, 2016

A city board on Wednesday approved a ban on smoking in city parks and at pools. The ban, which includes other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes, is effective April 1 and affects more than 60 city properties. Tobacco and electronic cigarette use will be prohibited on the grounds of all parks and pools, including the parking lots, which also means the products cant be used in cars in parking lots.

Expanded university tobacco policy in effect
Colorado State University News (press release) - February 1, 2016

Do you know the university's tobacco use policy? The university has a tobacco policy that governs the use of tobacco on university grounds, including e-cigarettes. New changes went into effect Jan. 18. ...

Brevard public schools prohibiting all forms of tobacco on school grounds
New policy includes e-cigarettes
WKMG Orlando - February 1, 2016

Brevard public schools are eliminating all forms of tobacco on all BPS grounds at all times.

Poll: Should Palm Beach County ban e-cigarettes use in its ...
Palm Beach Post (blog) - February 1, 2016

If it doesn't, should the county add e-cigarettes to its current ban on smoking in its buildings? Take our poll below, and comment to share your thoughts.

Minors Who Posses [sic] E-Cigarettes Will Now Face Penalties
Patch.com - February 1, 2016

Minors in Illinois who possess e-cigarettes and other nicotine related products will now face penalties when caught with them. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law on Friday a proposal introduced by State Senator Julie Morrison, D-Deerfield last year that imposes the same penalties on juveniles who possess the products as the ones who are caught purchasing them.

Marion Tightens Tobacco Sale Regulations
Wanderer - February 1, 2016

Effective March 1, the minimum age to purchase tobacco and nicotine products ... of cigarettes that is now over $10 a pack, will lower youth access and prevent ... The sale of roll-your-own cigarette rolling machines is also prohibited under the ...

Clearing the air: FAMU administrator urges the campus to go tobacco-free
Tallahassee Democrat - January 31, 2016

Mary Simmons takes smoking personally. As director of the Florida A&M University's School of Allied Health's Division of Cardiopulmonary Science, Simmons knows what smoking and tobacco use does to the heart and lungs of people, especially African-Americans. Simmons recently secured support from the Faculty Senate in her drive to get the university designated a tobacco-free, smoke-free environment. The process of making FAMU smoke and tobacco-free could take several months As of Jan. 1, there are at least 1,475 campuses that are 100 percent smoke-free, according to the Americans for Non Smokers Rights website, (www.no-smoke.org). Of these, according to the advocacy group, 1,128 are 100-percent tobacco-free, and 802 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes anywhere on campus. The organization reports the number has grown from the 586 campuses with 100-percent smoke-free campus policies in October 2011 and 446 campuses in October 2010. She said the policy also would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes (They are just as harmful as regular cigarettes") and smoking hookah, which is popular among college students ...

Calgary report says e-cigarette bylaw is working
Calgary Herald - January 31, 2016

We've found a made-in-Calgary solution, she said. We've struck the right balance where we're treating e-cigarettes in public spaces and places just as we are ...

Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet embrace as he wins SAG award
NanoNews (blog) January 31, 2016

But for everyone else, January 30 will be known as the night Leo smoked a vape pen at his SAG Awards table and the Internet went insane.

Why That Study Of Teenagers In Hawaii Does Not Show Vaping Causes Smoking
Forbes - January 31, 2016

Smoking among American teenagers has continued to decline, reaching the lowest rate on record last year, as more and more of them experiment with vaping. These opposite trends seem inconsistent with warnings that the rising popularity of e-cigarettes will encourage consumption of the real thing. Still, its possible that the smoking rate among teenagers would be falling even faster if e-cigarettes had never been introduced. A study reported in the journal Tobacco Control last week provides ammunition for those who are inclined to think thats the case. But contrary to what you may have read, it does not actually show that vaping leads to smoking.

New Study Looking at if E-Cigarettes can Help One Quit Smoking
Saskatoonhomepage.ca January 31, 2016

Dr. Mark Eisenberg is a clinical researcher at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and is leading a study to find out if e-cigarettes can indeed help someone ...

Hearing Monday on proposal to raise smoking age
KING5.com - January 31, 2016

The proposal would also include raising the age for vaping supplies and tobacco products. According to a poll released by Elway Research, 65% of Washington ...

Vaping 101: What you need to know
LubbockOnline.com - January 30, 2016

They can smell good and make curious-looking puffs of vapor, but what exactly are those little handheld devices more and more people are putting up to their mouths?

Stephen F. Austin University to Become a Tobacco-Free Campus in August
EverythingLubbock.com - January 30, 2016

It will include all forms of tobacco, smokeless or not, as well as vapor products like E-cigarettes. In addition to the tobacco ban, it is proposed that students will be ...

Bill to raise Washington smoking age passes House committee
KXLY Spokane - January 30, 2016

The measure would also ban people under 21 from buying electronic cigarettes and vaporizing devices. A recent poll by independent pollster Stuart Elway said ...

Will Virginia Succeed in Banning Vaping at Restaurants?
Munchies_ Food by VICE - January 29, 2016

He said he was able to quit a 25-year smoking habit in two weeks, thanks to e-cigs. He said, Don't automatically assume it's harmful; have knowledge behind it ...

Carver County adds e-cigs to tobacco ordinance
ECM Publishers - January 29, 2016

At the Jan. 5 Carver County board meeting, the commissioners made an update to the countys ordinances to address e-cigarettes. The intent of the proposed amendment is two-fold, said taxpayer services manager Laurie Davies. Its to include electronic delivery devices, basically e-cigarettes, into the countys tobacco ordinances. It is not currently addressed at this point in time. We are also bringing uniformity to the two different sections within the ordinance.

Colorado vapers burned by exploding e-cigarettes
University of Colorado Hospital Burn Center has seen four e-cigarette-related incidents since December
The Denver Post - January 29, 2016

Electronic cigarettes are being championed as safer alternatives to old-school tobacco, but some users - and one top Colorado doctor - say e-cigarettes can explode and cause serious burns. Cordero Caples is recuperating at his Colorado Springs home after an e-cigarette blew up in his face in November. The 29-year-old suffered a broken neck, facial fractures, burns to his mouth and shattered teeth, said his sister, Colessia Porter. Ray Story, who heads the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association, said incidents of e-cigs caused injury are rare and usually involve users who are not using the right battery charger. Dr. Anne Wagner, medical director of the University of Colorado Hospital Burn Center in Aurora, treated Shonkwiler and said she has seen four e-cigarette-related burns at the burn center from December to early January.

Vaping Industry Leaders Form New Association
CSPnet.com - January 29, 2016

WASHINGTON As President Obama signs e-liquid packaging safety legislation into law, manufacturers, wholesalers, small-business owners and entrepreneurs in the vapor technology industry across the country have joined together to launch the Vapor Technology Association (VTA).

E-cigarette ban won't apply in some pubs and bars under new Welsh government plans
WalesOnline - January 29, 2016

... into law how the use of e-cigarettes would be treated differently to smoking in Wales. ... children are banned would not be subject to the vaping restrictions.

E-cigarettes to be banned in some North Wales pubs and bars
Daily Post North Wales - January 29, 2016

USING e-cigarettes will be banned in some pubs and bars under new rules being drawn up by the Welsh government. S0-called vaping will only be allowed in places that serve drink but do not serve food as well. Their use will also be restricted in schools, colleges, universities, train stations and on public transport, amongst other places.

The future of e-cigs in 2016 Will the UK regulations change the way you vape?
GroundReport - January 29, 2016

As we step into the New Year, there are lots of things that are going to change and vaping is one among them. The upcoming restrictions and regulations will change the way in which you vape at present. There are two different routes under which the electronic cigarettes can be regulated under, one as tobacco products under the EU Tobacco Products Directive and also as medical products due to the licensing from the MHRA. If you have been wondering about the regulations that are about to strike the e-cig industry, you can get to know a lot from the concerns of this article. …

UK lobbyists have it easy compared to the Irish
Irish Times - January 29, 2016

Vape Business Ireland, an e-cigarette industry group whose members include the countrys biggest traditional tobacco companies, was also in to lobby TDs over regulation of vaping. It also filed on Wednesday.

Warning over cherry flavored e-cigarettes: Study finds they irritate the airways more than other types and even tobacco
Daily Mail - January 29, 2016

One in particular - benazaldehyde - is routinely used in food and cosmetics, and is a key ingredient in 'natural' fruit flavourings. But because it has been shown to irritate the airways, researchers wanted to find out how much of the chemical fruit flavoured e-cigarette liquid contained. The study, conducted at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, found levels of benazaldehyde inhaled in 30 puffs of a cherry flavoured e-cigarette were often higher than those from a conventional cigarette.

Watch out for Exploding E-Cigarettes
The National Law Review - January 29, 2016

Healthy, right? Safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes, right? Well, increasingly, there is evidence nationwide that while smoking tobacco cigarettes is a long-term threat to one's health, using some e-cigarettes may subject the user to sudden catastrophic injury resulting from e-cig explosions and fires. All across America, from big city to small town, from highly educated professionals to blue collar workers, sudden and catastrophic e-cigarette explosions are happening with increased frequency. When the e-cig explosions have occurred, the user/witnesses report that the explosive power was substantial. Typical explosions have involved violent explosions with metal shrapnel and disengaged metal components flying like bullets in multiple directions as well as the discharge of fire. Across the country, e-cig users have suffered severe and permanent injuries, most involving severe facial burns, facial bone fractures, loss of eyesight, and even a fractured cervical vertebrae (neck), resulting in risk of paralysis. Typical injuries also include serious burn injury, requiring hospitalization, skin grafting, and huge medical bills. These devices are not supposed to explode in the user's face. Claims for compensation against manufacturers and distributing of e-cigs are being prosecuted across the country.

E-cigarette Explodes in Calif. Teen's Mouth
Firehouse.com (press release) (registration) (blog) - January 29, 2016

An electronic cigarette exploded in a 15-year-old Windsor boy's mouth, causing him to lose about a half-dozen teeth, police and fire officials said. "His teeth literally fell out with braces on them," Foreman said. "He had lacerations to his lip and tongue. It literally exploded in his mouth."

Veteran Don George is permanently scarred after e-cigarette exploded [VIDEO]
Daily Mail - January 29, 2016

An Air Force veteran filed a lawsuit on Thursday after he says he was badly burned by an e-cigarette. Don George of Los Angeles, California is suing the Lancaster store where he bought an e-cigarette that allegedly exploded, causing him physical harm. 'The actual flames singed my face,'

Lawsuit filed after e-cigarette exploded in Florida man's mouth resulting in several burns, temporary coma
Lawyer Herald - January 29, 2016

A man from Collier County, Florida is seeking charges against an e-cigarette manufacturer after suffering extensive burns in the face, throat, and mouth as well as slipping into a coma after the incident last October. According to Wink News, the injuried of the man identified as Evan Spahlinger required special attention that he had to be sent to a burn unit in Miami.

E-cigarettes: Man's teeth blown out while smoking e-cigarette
Metro - January 29, 2016

A man lost a number of teeth and suffered serious facial injuries when an e-cigarette exploded in his mouth. The battery blew up while the 20-year-old German man was inhaling from it, according to police in Cologne

E-Cig Vapor Increases Inflammation, Bacteria
Newsmax - January 29, 2016

More evidence has been released this week about the possible harmful effects of smoking e-cigarettes, with a study published on Monday suggesting that e-cigarette vapor could be toxic to humans, increasing inflammation and boosting harmful bacteria in the body.

E-cigarette ban could be coming for PBC government buildings
Palm Beach Post (blog) - January 29, 2016

Smoking is not permitted in Palm Beach County buildings. But does that ban also include the use of electronic cigarettes? Palm Beach County Attorney Denise Niemans office has been directed by the County Commission to find out. Nieman is reviewing the countys policies and state law to determine if e-cigarettes are already covered by the smoking ban currently on the books.

Dover May Ban Vaping in Non-Smoking Areas
New Hampshire Public Radio - January 29, 2016

Electronic cigarettes could soon be banned in all places where regular cigarettes are already prohibited in a New Hampshire city.

E-cigs, sewer system among topics at Vernon council meeting
NorthJersey.com - January 29, 2016

The Jan. 25, 2016 Vernon Town Council meeting began with a presentation by Rebecca Dorney on the Vernon Coalition. The stated purpose of the Vernon Coalition is to "help establish and strengthen community collaboration to reduce substance use among Vernon youth." This presentation focused on electronic smoking devices (ESD), also known as e-cigs, or vapes. An ESD is basically a battery-powered heating element that heats a liquid, or e-juice containing nicotine, to produce a vapor which is inhaled.

USG speakers present on tuition increases, tobacco-free policy
Elizabeth Click, university medical director, clarifies tobacco-free policy
The Observer - January 29, 2016

The tobacco-free policys earlier drafts focused on enforcement, but now it instead aims to encourage people to avoid using tobacco. Click mentioned specifically that the policy will address safety, compliance, international students, e-cigarettes and personal rights as important issues. The university will also work with international students to accommodate for their role in the policy. ...

Long-term effects of e-cigarette vapor may not disappear as easily ...
MU The Parthenon - January 29, 2016

The e-cigarette study, which was awarded $50,000 late last year, will use mice to research exposure to vapor effected lung tissue. The project is set to start in early February of this year. The WVU School of Medicine will expose mice to vapor for a period of seven months and provide pulmonary function tests to find out results of the inhalation of vapor, Dasgupta said.

University to draft updated campus smoking policy
The Daily Cardinal - January 29, 2016

Executive Director of University Health Services Sarah Van Orman said Thursday the campuswide smoking policy will undergo three changes in an updated version. UW-Madisons current smoking policy, developed in 1991 and last amended in 2008, calls for all university-owned buildings, indoor areas and vehicles to remain smoke-free, as well as outdoor areas belonging to the university medical center. Van Orman said campus policy does not fully align with the Wisconsin Indoor Air Act, a change that will appear in the updated version to comply with state law. Additionally, Van Orman explained most campus smoking policies contain exceptions, which UW-Madison currently does not have. Exceptions in the updated policy will include the right to smoke for an approved research study pertaining to smoking, smoking as part of a theatrical production and smoking for a cultural practice, such as Native American religious rituals. E-cigarettes will also appear in the new policy, Van Orman said, and will be subjected to the same rules as regular cigarettes to clear up any questions or controversy on the issue.

Proposal would ban 'vaping' inside local restaurants [VIDEO]
wtvr.com - January 28, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. -- A bill under consideration by state lawmakers would ban the use of vapor products, commonly referred to as e-cigarettes, inside restaurants and public buildings in Virginia. In 2009, the Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act prohibited smoking inside restaurants, movie theaters, and other buildings. A bill proposed by state senator John Miller (D-Newport News) would expand the definition of smoking to include vapor products.

Smoking, non-smoking students react to new smoke-free zones and express need for compromise on smoking areas
Etownian - January 28, 2016

In the past, Elizabethtown College has had a rather relaxed smoking policy: no smoking inside any of the college buildings. However, recent revisions to the student handbook say that smoking is no longer allowed on the Baugher Student Center terrace areas, athletic venues, and outdoor classrooms. While this is a great way for the college to work towards a healthier and environmentally friendly campus, it has caused a bit of uproar for those students who actively smoke on a regular basis. The newest addition toward enforcing these new restrictions can be found in the matching No Smoking/Vaping signs outside some of the BSC entryways.

Brunswick Community College to become a tobacco-free campus
WECT-TV6 - January 28, 2016

Brunswick Community College will become a tobacco-free campus starting in the Fall of 2017. The new policy will outlaw all forms of tobacco on campus, but will also include e-cigarettes and any other products resembling tobacco.

City vaporizes e-cigarette use [VIDEO]
The Independent - January 28, 2016

Vaping in public places is now illegal in Ashland. The city's board of commissioners amended Ashland's anti-smoking ordinance Thursday after listening to arguments from both sides of the e-cigarette debate. Amy Jeffers, director of Pathways Regional Prevention Center, stood before the board and cited findings by a California-based study as she spoke out against second-hand vaping. What is called vapor is actually an aerosol, said Jeffers. We know that second-hand aerosol for workers and patrons is a risk to their health.

ARC students have varying reactions to the new campus-wide smoking ban
American River Current - January 28, 2016

American River Colleges new smoking ban is affecting all students and faculty, but even amongst the complaints, those who must now leave campus for their smoke breaks are not too upset with the change. ARCs smoking ban, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2016, prohibits the use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and vaporizers on the campus and makes ARC the first college in the Los Rios District to implement a smoking ban.

Benzaldehyde Common in E-Cig Vapors
MedPage Today - January 28, 2016

Vapers who choose "cherry" as their electronic cigarette flavor of choice inhale higher levels of the chemical benzaldehyde than those who choose other flavors, researchers report. Benzaldehyde is widely used as a food flavoring and in cosmetics. The aromatic aldehyde has been shown to have little or no toxicity when ingested or applied to the skin, but there is some evidence linking inhaled occupational benzaldehyde to irritation of the eyes and respiratory passages, researcher Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, N.Y., told MedPage Today.

President Obama Signs Bill That Will Require Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine
The Consumerist - January 28, 2016

Whether youre an enthusiast or a detractor of e-cigarettes, everyone agrees that its a bad idea for children to drink flavored, nicotine-laden liquid. Thats why safety advocates applauded President Obamas signing of the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act today, a law that will require refill containers for liquid nicotine products to have child-resistant packaging. E-liquid without nicotine and vaping systems that use sealed cartridges would not be included.

A New UCSD Study Shares Some Very Concerning Facts About E Cigarette Vapour
Collective Evolution - January 28, 2016

Now, a new study has emerged from researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs. They are reporting results which suggest that e-cigarettes are toxic to human airway cells, suppress immune defences and alter inflammation, while at the same time boosting boosting bacterial virulence.

'Canada's largest' pot vaping lounge opens in Windsor for medical marijuana users [VIDEO]
National Post - January 28, 2016

The people behind the new vaping lounge in downtown Windsor say its not just about providing a place for medical marijuana users to toke up its about clearing the air when it comes to pot. We tell people: its use-at-your-own-risk. Consuming cannabis in here is no different than consuming it on the street, in a park, or in your own home. If the police want to come in, the doors are open. Were in no position to stop them.

Board approves ordinance that prohibits public indoor use of e-cigarettes in Steele County
Southernminn.com - January 28, 2016

OWATONNA - Electronic delivery devices, like e-cigarettes, will not be allowed in public places, retail environments or places of work in Steele County. …

Vaping E-Cigarettes Could Progress to Marijuana Smoking
Clapway - January 28, 2016

A new survey has showed that high school students are more likely to try real tobacco cigarettes after vaping e-cigarettes. Teenagers are giving health officials ...

Exploding e-cigarette 'lit my kid's face on fire,' Alberta dad says
Toronto Star - January 28, 2016

Les Hagen of the group Action on Smoking and Health said what happened to Ty Greer is another reason why e-cigarettes need to be regulated federally and ...

Man Suffers Second-Degree Burns After E-Cigarette Battery Explodes
Tech Times - January 28, 2016

A 26-year-old man suffered severe burns on his hands and legs after the battery of an e-cigarette exploded in his pocket while he was at his workplace at Tilton, New Hampshire. … Gilson, an employee at the store that assembled his vaporizer, underwent his second surgery last Monday and received multiple skin grafts. His recovery is expected to take months. … "I heard a crackle and hiss before the vape burst into a huge flame like a proper ... in contact with the heating coil during vaping and even exploding batteries.

Studies clearing smoke around e-cigarettes
Calgary Herald - January 28, 2016

Two years ago we wrote about Ryan, a 35 year-old nursing student who was trying to kick a cigarette habit by smoking e-cigarettes. Ryan was ordering his ...

RIT researchers study safety of electronic cigarette flavorings
EurekAlert (press release) - January 28, 2016

The project, "Emission aerosol constituents and comparative toxicology of electronic cigarettes with flavorings," will determine the chemicals present in e-cigs ...

Exploding e-cigarettes? Here's what Canadians need to know [VIDEO]
Globalnews.ca - January 28, 2016

The case of an Alberta teen who claims an e-cigarette exploded in his face is raising new questions surrounding regulations on a product that's grown from a niche market to the mainstream. … While explosions or fires from e-cigarettes are extremely rare they are not unheard of. …

Vape: Court orders Health DG, 3 others to file statement of defence
Astro Awani - January 28, 2016

It also seeks that the vape ban through state-level enforcement be deemed as ... it would enforce the ban on vaping, as the case would depend on the decision.

American diner and vape cafe Shake 'N' Vape opens on Horsemarket Street
Warrington Guardian - January 27, 2016

Chris Bowman, who launched Crystal Clear Vapours on Warrington Market to help people quit smoking, has now opened American diner Shake 'N' Vape on Horsemarket Street in the town centre. Chris, who makes his own e-liquids in a lab in Appleton, said: "I've always wanted to open an American diner and thought it would be something unique in the town. "There's nothing like it in the UK and we have been on e-cig forums where people are calling it the best in the country." …

CPSC Likely to Gain New Authority Over Some Nicotine-Containing E-Liquid Packages
The National Law Review - January 27, 2016

With the passage of the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act (S. 142) by both houses of Congress, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will likely soon get new authority to require child-resistant (CR) packaging ("special packaging") over certain packages of nicotine-containing "e-liquid." Assuming the President signs the bill, as expected, covered products will be subject to the same requirements that CPSC already enforces on packaging of prescription drugs, some over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and other potentially hazardous products found in the home. …

Associated Students of Madison looks at campus smoking policy
UW Badger Herald - January 27, 2016

The third change would include adding e-cigarettes onto the banned list. Van Orman said the university and the state do not include electronic smoking devices ...

NWTC going tobacco free [VIDEO]
WGBA-TV - January 27, 2016

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has announced that it's going tobacco and nicotine free on its campuses. The policy will include no e-cigarettes in buildings, on sidewalks, parking lots or in the college's cars. It's an effort to improve the health of students and keep the campus cleaner which one group recently aimed to do. …

Editorial: Proposed ban on vaping in restaurants makes zero sense
Richmond.com - January 27, 2016

… It takes all of those assumptions and more to rationalize Miller's bill, which would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in restaurants. Many large restaurant chains already have prohibited vaping, as they're perfectly entitled to do. Some smaller ones have not - and that is their right, too. Nor does there seem to be a huge public demand for the smaller ones to enact a ban. It's possible that the occasional customer objects to someone else vaping nearby, but reports of angry confrontations over the issue are roughly as common as unicorns. …

E-cigarettes could soon be banned in Dover
Foster's Daily Democrat - January 27, 2016

DOVER - Electronic cigarettes could soon be banned in all places where conventional cigarettes are already prohibited in the city. The Dover City Council moved the ordinance along to a public hearing, set for Feb. 10. The ordinance would amend Chapter 131 of the City Code, which is titled "Offenses." …

Marion Board of Health congratulated for raising tobacco purchase age
Sippican Week - January 27, 2016

I am writing to commend the Marion Board of Health for recently updating their Enhanced Youth Access Tobacco Regulations. By raising the age of sale of all tobacco products to 21, prohibiting the sale of blunt wraps, and prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes wherever the Smokefree Workplace Law is in effect, the Board of Health is doing their part to protect Marion's youth. …

Exploding e-cigarette sparks lawsuit
Naples Daily News - January 27, 2016

A Collier County man who was badly burned in October when an e-cigarette exploded in his face has filed a lawsuit against both the manufacturer and the store where he purchased the e-cigarette. … The lawsuit alleges the e-cigarette manufacturer, Vaping American Made Products, should have warned its consumers of the risk and designed the product in a ...

Belgium to legalise e-cigarettes
Expatica Belguim - January 27, 2016

By placing his signature under a new royal decree King Filip will be instrumental in bringing in legislation that will legalise electronic cigarettes in Belgium. …

E-cigarette Vapor Boosts Superbugs and Dampens Immune System
Infection Control Today - January 27, 2016

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report data suggesting that e-cigarettes are toxic to human airway cells, suppress immune defenses and alter inflammation, while at the same time boosting bacterial virulence. The mouse study was published January 25 by the Journal of Molecular Medicine. "This study shows that e-cigarette vapor is not benign -- at high doses it can directly kill lung cells, which is frightening," says senior author Laura E. Crotty Alexander, MD, staff physician at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and assistant clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine. "We already knew that inhaling heated chemicals, including the e-liquid ingredients nicotine and propylene glycol, couldn't possibly be good for you. This work confirms that inhalation of e-cigarette vapor daily leads to changes in the inflammatory milieu inside the airways." …

E-cigarette can directly kill lung cells
The Statesman - January 27, 2016

A team of US researchers has found that e-cigarettes are toxic and can directly attack lung cells, weakening the immune system and boosting bacterial virulence. …

Study finds social media a powerful tool in promoting e-cigarettes
ConsumerAffairs - January 27, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the process of finalizing rules to regulate e-cigarettes, and just about everyone who has been following the process assumes the rules will ban sales to people under 18. When that happens, the focus will next shift to whether e-cigarette marketing is targeting young people who aren't allowed to buy the product. In fact, it already has. You may recall that tobacco companies were accused of using youth-oriented marketing gimmicks during the 1980s and 90s. A new report suggests e-cigarette marketers are turning to social media to reach their most lucrative market. …

Spark, Fontem Sign Global License Agreement
CSPnet.com - January 27, 2016

Since 2008, Spark Industries has developed technology for electronic cigarettes, cartomizer refills, personal vaporizers and premium e-liquids. It is the owner of ...

'Lies' And 'Deception' Are Clouding Public's View Of E-Cigarette Safety
Daily Caller - January 27, 2016

An Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP) shows a stunning amount of Ohio residents misunderstand the alleged dangers of e-cigarettes, which could "reverse decades of progress" explaining the unique harm of smoking, according to a leading public health expert. …

Statistics find use of tobacco products among Arizona teenagers has decreased
KTAR.com - January 27, 2016

There has been a significant reduction in the amount of Arizona teenagers who use tobacco products today compared to three years ago, according to Arizona's Youth Risk Behavior Survey. … According to the survey, traditional tobacco products are becoming increasingly unpopular among teens. However, Christ said more high school students are using electronic cigarettes at an alarming rate. …

MiraCosta College bans e-cigarettes
Encinitas Advocate - January 27, 2016

"The Associated Student Senate supported the revised smoking policy so that our ... The college's previous smoking policy, approved in May 2009, banned ...

No Pot Vape During X Games
Pollstar (subscription) - January 27, 2016

Snowmass Village, Colo., visitors celebrating the upcoming 2016 X Games will not be doing so at a so-called "vape party" after police denied an event promoter's request. The Aspen Daily News reported that a promoter had asked the owner of Turks music club in Snowmass if he could hold a marijuana vaporizer party during the games, which take place Jan. 28-31 in Aspen.

A line in the sand: Standing up against electronic smoking devices
Vinton Today - January 27, 2016

Some of these trends include the growing use of Electronic Smoking Devices (ESD), ... ordinances that prohibit the use of tobacco, including Electronic Smoking ... to a better understanding of why a particular policy or ordinance makes sense.

City Council advances e-cig ban, CyRide budget
Iowa State Daily - January 27, 2016

… Council members heard public input regarding CyRide budgeting and e-cigarette use at a meeting of the Ames City Council on Tuesday night. … Council members also voted 6-0 on the second passage of an ordinance to ban electronic cigarette and nicotine delivery systems Tuesday. … The ordinance will ban e-cigarettes in all public places where cigarette use is already prohibited under the Smokefree Air Act, with an exception for e-cigarette stores. City Council will vote on the ban for a final time in February.

Student Senate hosting public forum on effort to ban all tobacco from campus
Lawrence Journal World (blog) - January 27, 2016

The Kansas University Student Senate will host a public forum Wednesday regarding the Tobacco Free KU initiative. ... KU initiative endeavors to ban all forms of tobacco from campus (currently you can smoke on campus, but not in or near buildings - that goes for e-cigs, too). …

UK nursing professor's study of anti-tobacco campaign underscores power of community action
KyForward.com - January 27, 2016

An anti-smoking intervention implemented and studied by University of Kentucky College of Nursing assistant professor Amanda Fallin recently proved effective in counteracting pro-tobacco promotions and ending the presence of free or low-cost tobacco products in LGBT social venues. … Started in July of 2013, the campaign developed educational materials about smoking and tracked the promotions of cigarettes and e-cigarettes in LGBT bars. …

Marion Board of Health congratulated for raising tobacco purchase ...
Sippican Week - January 27, 2016

By raising the age of sale of all tobacco products to 21, prohibiting the sale of blunt wraps, and prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes wherever the Smokefree ...

E-cigarette maker sues NJ law firm over its 'predatory' billing
Legal News Line - January 27, 2016

E-cigarette maker sues N.J. law firm over its 'predatory' billing ... Vapor, known for its Krave brand of e-cigarettes, had retained attorneys Kevin Bell, ... of obtaining lucrative licensing deals and immediately engaged in settlement discussions ...

Regents approve making SFA "tobacco and vape free" [VIDEO]
KTRE - January 27, 2016

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Effective Aug. 22, SFA will be a tobacco and vape free campus. SFA Regents gave their stamp of approval in a meeting on Tuesday. …

Welcome to Seattle, Stoners!
TheStranger.com - January 26, 2016

The basic rule is this: If you're 21 or older, with ID to prove it, you can buy up to an ounce of weed (or 16 ounces of edibles, 72 ounces of marijuana-infused liquid products, or 7 grams of concentrates or extracts) at any state-licensed retail outlet and smoke, vape, or consume it in the privacy of your own home. You can also take it with you on the state ferry system. You can be high in public as long as you don't get high in public. …

ENOSBURG FALLS: Youth group lifts vapor from e-cigs
St. Albans Messenger - January 26, 2016

Members of Our Voices Xposed, a teen-led group at Enosburg Falls Junior/Senior High School, placed anti-cigarette banner around their community yesterday.

BCC will be tobacco-free campus beginning in fall 2017 ($$)
Brunswick Beacon - January 26, 2016

Beginning in the fall semester of 2017, Brunswick Community College will officially be a tobacco- and smoke-free campus. The college's board of trustees voted unanimously on a motion to adopt the policy during their monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 21. It will prohibit the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, dip, smokeless tobacco or spit tobacco snuff, or any other items "containing or reasonably resembling tobacco or tobacco products." …

Sumter County won't hire smokers after Feb. 1
Villages-News (registration) - January 26, 2016

Smokers or other tobacco users can't get a job with Sumter County effective Feb. 1. … The policy has a broad definition of tobacco products, which includes cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, electronic or e-cigarettes or ...

Connecticut should ban under-21 smoking and vaping, we say
Hartford Courant - January 26, 2016

Michael White: Just ban cigarettes altogether. If you designed a product today that would kill as many people, it would never be legal. Oh wait, tax money and ...

Editorial: another shot at e-cigarettes
Fresno Bee - January 26, 2016

There are pros and cons to the proposed initiative to raise the tax on sales of tobacco, but one of the better arguments for it is that it includes e-cigarettes. Launched last week by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer and Sen. Richard Pan, the Sacramento Democrat and pediatrician who last year took on the vaccine resisters, the proposed levy is best known for its bid to add $2 per pack to the state's cigarette tax. But it also would take aim at the latest twist on a deadly old habit that increasingly is targeting adolescents. Given the decades it has taken to pull teenagers back from the tobacco industry's clutches, there's no earthly reason not to proceed with an excess of caution when it comes to electronic cigarettes. …

Survey: 18 percent of Alaska high schoolers use e-cigarettes
Juneau Empire (subscription) - January 26, 2016

A new survey of Alaska high school students has found e-cigarette use higher than the national average. The results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which included questions about e-cigarettes for the first time in 2015, were published Monday by the Alaska Section of Epidemiology. …

Alberta teen injured after he says e-cigarette exploded [VIDEO]
Globalnews.ca - January 26, 2016

Lethbridge, Alta.- An Alberta teen is facing a long and expensive recovery after being injured when he says an e-cigarette blew up on him. According to Ty Greer, he and a friend were smoking an e-cigarette when Ty said it exploded in his mouth. "It was horrible," said Perry Greer, Ty's father. "No father should have to witness that." Perry said his son suffered first and second-degree burns as a result of the explosion. Pictures of the teen reveal charred, blackened skin and fractured teeth. "There was a fireball about two feet and it started his gym bag on fire," Perry explained. …

E-cigarettes may also cause hearing loss
Sacramento Bee - January 26, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as many as 2.4 million teens use electronic cigarettes, and that 70 percent of middle and high school students have been exposed to e-cig advertising. There's renewed attention to the potential health risks of e-cigs, but overlooked is the danger to the hearing of young people. A study published last June confirmed damage to adolescents' inner ear. …

Where health experts stand on E-cigarettes
WTAJ - January 26, 2016

Another, much smaller email study of 216 e-cigarette users finds that 31% were tobacco free at six months, while 66% were able to cut back on the number of ...

Popularity of e-cigarettes basis for emerging subculture
News-Herald.com - January 26, 2016

Move over Marlboro Man. There's a new inhalation sensation in town. Turned off by the health risks, inconvenience and downright dirtiness of traditional cigarettes, a new generation of would-be smokers is switching to electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems) and nurturing a new subculture known as vaping. But, like any potentially habit-forming development destined for investigation by various regulatory agencies, critics of this relatively new way to take a puff remain uncertain about the possible benefits and potential risks of becoming a vaper. …

University of Hawai'i study: Teens who vape more likely to start smoking
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - January 26, 2016

A University of Hawai'i study suggests that teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to start smoking cigarettes. …

Study: Vaporizers Deliver Safe And Reliable Doses Of Cannabinoids
The Weed Blog (blog ) January 26, 2016

The full text of the study, Medicinal Cannabis: "In vitro validation of vaporizers for the smoke-free inhalation of cannabis," appears online here. Source: NORML ...

E-Cigarette Vapor Boosts Superbugs and Dampens Immune System
Newswise (press release) - January 26, 2016

... San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report data suggesting that e-cigarettes are toxic to human airway cells, ...

7 of the Most Vape-Worthy Places in the US
Leafly - January 26, 2016

This article is sponsored by NYVapeShop.com, a top online retailer for vaporizers, domeless nails and other cool accessories. With years of manufacturing ...

Mapped: States Most Vulnerable To E-Cigarette Taxes In 2016
Daily Caller - January 26, 2016

Smokers often pay large amounts of tax, so switching from smoking to vaping could ... ATR has produced a map showing what holds for vapers in 2016 and what ...

On Twitter, E-Cigarette Ads Spread Like Secondhand Smoke
DrexelNow - January 26, 2016

Are 500 retweets the modern equivalent of "everyone's doing it" when it comes to e-cigarette marketing? While the Food and Drug Administration has proposed a ban on the sales of e-cigarettes to people under 18, as we are beginning to understand the health effects of the substitute to smoking, a recent study by researchers at Drexel University and the University of Southern California suggests that e-cigarette marketing on social media is about as containable as second-hand smoke. …

Lawsuit Claims E-cigarette Exploded, Burned Naples Man's Throat, Lungs
Daily Business Review (registration) - January 26, 2016

Naples resident Evan Spahlinger was using his electronic cigarette normally when it exploded in his face last October, searing off his eyebrows and sending flames down his throat. The 21-year-old was rushed to the hospital and sedated so medical personnel could address the burns to his throat and lungs, which threatened to close his airway. "The throat started to swell, and it got to the point where he would have died," said Fort Lauderdale attorney John Uustal of Kelley/Uustal, who is representing Spahlinger in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Broward Circuit Court. "They were able to intubate him and breathe for him with the machines." …

Bartender, 21, suffered agonising second degree burns when e-cigarette he bought off eBay exploded in a fireball as he used it
Daily Mail - January 26, 2016

'My first reaction was to try and stamp out the vape. Part of me was scared that if I touched it I would cause a further explosion, but I couldn't let the flame rage on ...

New Hampshire man burned by exploding vaporizer battery
MassLive.com - January 26, 2016

TILTON, NH - A New Hampshire man who suffered second and third-degree burns after a vaporizer battery exploded in his pocket is now recovering in a Boston hospital, his family told WMUR News. …

Teens Who Use E-cigs More Likely To Smoke Regular Cigarettes Later - Study
Health Newsline - January 26, 2016

First tobacco cigarettes and now electronic cigarettes! Smoking has increased in popularity among teens over the last several years. Now, researchers have found a strong association between e-cigarette use and onset of tobacco cigarette smoking among teen smokers. Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to start puffing the real tobacco cigarettes a year later, found researchers at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. …

'Breathe' campaign: A catalyst for tobacco-free transformation
Daily 49er - January 26, 2016

CSULB will follow more than 400 American colleges and universities that have already banned all forms of tobacco - including e-cigarettes - from their ...

University of Tampa going tobacco free
Tampabay.com - January 26, 2016

The University of Tampa is joining a growing list of Florida schools banning all smoking and tobacco use on campus. The policy, which will go into effect Aug. 1, bans smoking and the use of tobacco of all types including electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, hookah, cigars and cigarettes, according to a news release. …

More communities should look at cigar restrictions
Mankato Free Press - January 26, 2016

Mankato was an early leader in developing an indoor smoking ban in bars, restaurants and other businesses. They also banned the use of e-cigarettes in indoor ...

Lawmakers consider childproofing for e-cigarette liquids [VIDEO]
WTNH Connecticut News (press release) - January 26, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Liquids used in electronic cigarettes would have to be sold in child-resistant packaging under a bill getting a hearing in the Ohio House. …

Facebook feedback Jan. 26: Hilton Village restaurant, e-cigarettes ...
Daily Press - January 26, 2016

Miller's legislation would broaden the definition of smoking and faces opposition from e-cigarette retailers…

Could Seattle Become The Next Amsterdam? [AUDIO]
KUOW News and Information - January 25, 2016

Currently, public consumption of pot continues to be illegal, but a new bill would let Seattle and other cities opt out of the ban and open up pot cafes. Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes backs the effort. "The idea is to offer a place where people can consume marijuana out of public view," which is a requirement of I-502. "There are many people who would like to consume cannabis who do not have the luxury of a private home, or are tourists visiting Seattle, for instance," Holmes told KUOW's Bill Radke. … Another hurdle for pot cafes would be the smoking ban. "We realized in discussions with the Downtown Hotel Association that hotels have an automatic exemption from the Clean Air Act. Twenty-five percent of hotel rooms can be designated as smoking rooms. So they already had an opportunity to do this." Holmes suggests that one of the things hotels could do is open cafes that only permit vaporized or edible marijuana consumption. "Vaping would be the logical way because there's been no scientific evidence yet that shows a secondhand impact from the use of vaporizing." …

Hawaii study suggests teen vaping leads to teen smoking
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - January 25, 2016

New survey results from Hawaii high school students suggest that health officials have good reason to fear electronic cigarettes: Teenagers who said they had used the vaping devices were far more likely than their nonvaping peers to try regular cigarettes over the next year. …

CUH students react to new smoking age
Chaminade Silversword - January 25, 2016

Chaminade senior Aris Spring does not smoke cigarettes. Yet he opposes the new Hawaii law, that came into effect on Jan. 1, that mandates the age limit of tobacco and e-cigarettes to be 21 years or older. …

Things to know about Chapman's smoking ban
OCRegister - January 25, 2016

The ban is effective Feb. 1, meaning that all forms of smoking will be prohibited throughout the Orange campus. "All forms" includes cigarettes, cigars, vaporizers, vape pens, e-cigarettes and all other tobacco and related products. … Chapman's move to become smoke-free is a continuation of a nationwide trend that includes at least 1,620 smoke-free U.S. campuses, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. The trend is easily noticeable in California as well. In January 2014, the University of California system adopted a smoke-free policy across all of its school sites, and the American Lung Association in California adds that the smoke-free trend can be observed throughout the Cal State University System as well. …

Anniston City Council talks about possible changes to smoking ordinance
Anniston Star - January 25, 2016

The Anniston City Council briefly discussed Monday loosening the city's ban on smoking in public places and allowing certain tobacco-based businesses. The two proposed ordinances, presented by Councilman David Reddick, would allow residents to smoke e-cigarettes in public places and permit the opening of hookah bars in the city. The proposals come about two years after the council passed its no-smoking ordinance and a month after it allowed cigar bars to operate in the city. …

UH Cancer Center study says e-cigarettes have negative impact on teens [VIDEO]
KHON2 - January 25, 2016

… University of Hawaii Cancer Center researchers released their findings Monday. After surveying more than 2,300 Oahu high school students, they concluded that there's a harmful effect. E-cigarettes are popular among teenagers, in part because they come in fun flavors. But teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to start smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to the study. …

Respiratory Problems Another Potential Hazard for E-Cigarette Users
The National Law Review - January 25, 2016

From 2013 to 2014, the global market for e-cigarettes and e-liquids has nearly doubled to $6 billion, with the U.S. accounting for nearly half that amount. That is a staggering number in sales for an otherwise relatively new product. Overall, the e-cigarette industry markets their product as the safe alternative to smoking, and even claims to help facilitate the process to quit. This increase in sales clearly indicates that their marketing is working. … A recent study published by JAMA Pediatrics questioned the safety of e-cigarettes. The study sampled over 45,000 children from Hong Kong with an average age of 15 years old and revealed that 40% of teenagers who smoked either traditional cigarettes or e-cigarettes suffered from various respiratory symptoms when compared to those who have not smoked either traditional or electronic cigarettes. …

Vapists live in constant paranoid fear, according to vape magazine
Death and Taxes - January 25, 2016

An article that ran in the Manchester Evening News and subsequently tweeted by "the UK and Ireland's leading magazine focusing on the e-cig and vape industry," Vapouround Magazine, suggests that people who partake in vaping - otherwise known as vapists - live in a constant state of irrational fear directly related to their vape addiction. …

UW Trustees Revise Smoking Regs to Include E-Cigarettes
University of Wyoming News - January 25, 2016

With the support of students and employees, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a change in UW regulations to treat electronic cigarettes the same as other tobacco products. The board voted unanimously Friday in favor of the change, which was backed by the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate and Associated Students of UW. The change is consistent with the city of Laramies smoking ordinance. As with other smoking devices, use of e-cigarettes now is prohibited in all university buildings and during outdoor events. Their use is permitted only in outdoor areas that are a reasonable distance from entryways, passageways, windows and ventilation systems.

Our View - Redo: Bill will help keep tobacco from gripping our youth
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - January 25, 2016

Under his bill, possession of tobacco products - including vaporizers and e-cigarettes - by those younger than 21 would be made illegal. It's a bill we believe will ...

Marketing e-cigs, vaping: Health officials worry over teen exposure ...
Yakima Herald-Republic - January 25, 2016

Citing figures from 2014's National Youth Tobacco Survey, the CDC said more ... E-cigarette and vaping regulation in general is piecemeal at this point, with ... Some of the difficulty in countering advertising for teens is that e-cigarettes and ...

EYE ON OLYMPIA: State lawmakers support raising age for tobacco use to 21
Peninsula Daily - January 25, 2016

OLYMPIA Lawmakers are considering a pair of bills that would raise the legal age for the use of tobacco and vaping products in the state from 18 to 21.

Va. legislation would ban use of electronic cigarettes in restaurants, some public places
wtkr.com - January 25, 2016

State lawmakers are looking at a proposal that would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in some public places in Virginia, such as restaurants.

Minnesota town passes tough e-cig laws: Glyndon part of shift in ...
Worthington Daily Globe - January 25, 2016

Glyndon recently passed one of the toughest set of tobacco laws in northern Minnesota, following in the footsteps of neighboring Dilworth. One of the laws, set to go into effect today, would ban the sale of tobacco products within 1,000 feet of any school, house of worship or youth facility, and ban the sampling of tobacco products outright. Existing tobacco vendors who now sell traditional cigarettes are out of range and wont be affected, City Clerk Denise Anderson said. The real aim of the law, she said, is to keep e-cigarette and hookah vendors away from Glyndons children.

What consumers don't KNOW
No ones checking what is inside the e-cigarette bottle
Wahpeton Daily News - January 25, 2016

Wilkin County has joined a movement of Minnesota communities that are taking a stance against tobacco usage by setting a policy amending its tobacco-free parks ordinance to include e-cigarettes.

Almost Half The State Treats E-Cigarettes Same As Tobacco
Voice Of Alexandria (press release) (registration) - January 25, 2016

(Glyndon, MN) -- Officials in western Minnesota say almost half the state now treats e-cigarettes the same as real tobacco under local ordinances. Glyndon is the ...

City of Ann Arbor expands smoking ban
WDIV Detroit - January 25, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The city of Ann Arbor is extending a smoking ban to include 156 of the 159 parks in the city. The ban prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes. The ban prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes. In 2015, the city banned smoking in 73 of the city parks. The Parks and Recreation department ...

Pleasanton squeezing smokers out of their puffs
Council ruling prohibits smoking at special events downtown, other festivities
Pleasanton Weekly - January 25, 2016

Smokers are gradually being squeezed out of their puffs in public places in Pleasanton by more rules aimed at encouraging them to abandon their habits or take their smokes into back alleys where they're still allowed. Last Tuesday, the City Council amended the municipal code to prohibit smoking at special events downtown to allow those at street fairs and other festivities to enjoy a non-smoking environment. Even e-cigarettes are "nicotine-delivery devices," which means we should add these to no-smoking regulations and tax them as tobacco products.

E-cigarettes not a healthy alternative to tobacco
Central Kentucky News - January 25, 2016

E-cigarette use in the workplace undermines the impact of smoke-free laws on smoking reduction by glamorizing and normalizing smoking.

Experiment Finds Using E-Cigarettes Significantly Cuts Down On ...
The Libertarian Republic - January 25, 2016

The study compliments the results of one of the largest surveys of vapers ever conducted. At the end of 2015, The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free ...

The great vape debate
Truro Daily News - January 24, 2016

TRURO Truro's decision to amend its non-smoking bylaw on town property to include ... Last October, council voted unanimously to ban E-cigarette use on all ...

Another shot at e-cigarettes
Sacramento Bee - January 24, 2016

So far, the e-cigarette industry, largely controlled now in the U.S. by tobacco ... In the same time period, spending on e-cigarette advertising across the top 10 ..

Our Voice: Act on anti-smoking laws
The Desert Sun - January 23, 2016

Meanwhile, efforts to regulate e-cigarettes like their tobacco-containing cousins ... a bill in the recent special session on health care that would have made e-cigarettes ... ban e-cigarette use in public places, as tobacco use currently is banned.

Study done by Yale University links 'vaping' to DWIs [VIDEO]
KOB.com - January 23, 2016

One recent study done by Yale University is suggesting that vaping may in fact lead to DWI. Ricky Gentile says he's never felt any different while vaping, but Yale University claims if you vape, you might be getting a buzz.

Do not sell e-liquid to minors - SMC Deputy Chief
The Borneo Post - January 22, 2016

SIBU: Electronic refills or e-liquids containing nicotine for electronic cigarettes should not be sold to people below a certain age, said Sibu Municipal Council ...

Cambridge researchers blast chocolate e-cigarettes
West - Welfare Society Territory - January 22, 2016

A cynical marketing strategy is behind the increased sale of electronic cigarettes to British teenagers. With as many as 8,000 flavours on offer, including ...

Malaysian States Ban E-Cigarette Sales, Regulate Popular Vape ...
International Business Times - January 22, 2016

After Malaysia's national government declared last year that it was not going to ban electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, individual states have been debating ...

Vaping is not banned in Penang
The Sun Daily - January 22, 2016

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has no plan to ban vaping, but is ... The dialogue was attended by more than 30 vape traders, including Penang ...

Woman left needing plastic surgery after e-cigarette battery explodes in her face
Weekly News Brochure January 22, 2016

Kirby Sheen, 24, was testing a battery in the device when it blew up, splitting her eyelid in two. She needed surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary and says she could be scarred for life.

Young mum scarred for life after a e-cig EXPLODES in her face splitting her eyelid in two
The Sun - January 22, 2016

A PRETTY young mum was left scarred for life after an e-cig exploded in her face - splitting her eyelid in two. Kirby Sheen needed plastic surgery after the device blew up while she was changing the battery.

Why Does Vaping Make You Cough?
Civilized - January 22, 2016

Tens of thousands of cannabis consumers have made the switch from smoking to vaping. And it's not hard to understand the rationale. Vaping, rather than ...

Smoking Ban On All Maricopa County-Owned Property Goes Into Effect in March
KJZZ - January 22, 2016

Maricopa County will ban all tobacco products and e-cigarettes on county-owned property later this year. That includes jails, administrative buildings, public ...

Buffalo Grove weighs stricter regulations on vaping, e-cigarettes
Chicago Daily Herald - January 22, 2016

Buffalo Grove is debating stricter regulations on e-cigarettes and vaping, in hopes it ... include turning e-cigarette/vape shops into a special use under the zoning code, ... and parks, and regulating e-cigarettes and vaping the same as tobacco.

Town hall on e-cigarettes set for Monday
Palladium-Item - January 22, 2016

The Breathe In Wayne County Coalition and the Drug Free Wayne County Coalition will host a town hall meeting next week about the potential harms of ...

Kentucky among states targeted for new wave of anti-smoking advertisement
KyForward.com - January 22, 2016

Kentucky among states targeted for new wave of anti-smoking advertisement produced ... cigarette manufacturers spent a combined $257 million on advertising, an ... Tobacco companies are back on TV with ads for e-cigarettes after being ...

Board of Health votes to raise age at which individuals may buy ...
Wareham Week - January 21, 2016

Come April, the 18-year-olds of Wareham will have to wait three more years to legally buy cigarettes in town. The Board of Health voted unanimously Wednesday to raise the age at which individuals are allowed to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. It also banned flavored tobacco products and e-cigarette fluid; and set a new fee schedule of $300 per tobacco violation fine for all tobacco violations. The regulations are set to go into effect April 1.

BMHA proposes ban on smoking in all residential facilities and offices [AUDIO]
WBFO - January 22, 2016

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is taking the initiative on recommendations by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to go smoke-free. It would apply to all forms of smoked tobacco and e-cigarettes. At the BMHA board meeting, Sanders-Garrett was asked about the rights of the tenants who will ...

Ringgold bans e-cigarettes
Observer-Reporter - January 22, 2016

The action was taken because the district's tobacco-use policy didn't address the rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes, which have become a problem in the ...

Man loses teeth, jaw wired together after e-cig explodes
Wink News - January 21, 2016

A man lost eight teeth and had to have his jaw wired after he said his e-cigarette exploded in his face. In October 2014, FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration released a study on e-cigarettes. They found there were 25 different incidents of explosions or fires that ...

Purse fire shows danger of lithium batteries
The Randolph County Herald-Tribune - January 21, 2016

Although rare, the horror stories are out there. E-cigarettes exploding in people's pants, cell phone batteries melting and now, purses catching fire.

Man has teeth knocked out after e-cigarette EXPLODES in his mouth causing bedroom fire
The Mirror (uk) - January 21, 2016

The victim had been using the electronic device he bought from a friend down the pub in his bedroom when it exploded and knocked out three of his teeth. Emergency services were called to the property in Telford, Shropshire, at 12.40pm today and he was …

IMA disapproves use of e-cigarettes as way to quit smoking
Times of India - January 21, 2016

NEW DELHI: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has discouraged the use of electronic cigarettes to cut down on smoking as these disguised forms of tobacco ...

Sabah issues fatwa against vaping, shisha
Malay Mail Online - January 21, 2016

Last year, the National Fatwa Council ruled that smoking electronic cigarettes or vaping is forbidden, after taking into consideration all aspects, including medical ...

Are we vaping out the real issue?
Daily Express - January 21, 2016

Kuala Lumpur: It appears that the white cloud puffed out by e-cigarette smokers has clouded the real debate over vaping. While vapers and vape paraphernalia sellers are adamant that there is nothing wrong with vaping, much of the society begged to differ. The society views vaping as a more pressing issue as it is not regulated unlike the traditional tobacco and cigarettes. ...

E-Cigs grow in popularity but without regulation
Kuwait Times - January 21, 2016

As a growing number of public spaces - restaurants, shopping malls, hospitals, airports - are banning smoking, more and more people in Kuwait are turning to ...

Germany to prohibit menthol, many other e-liquid flavours
ECigIntelligence - January 21, 2016

However, the TPD leaves decisions on flavourings in e-cigarettes up to individual member states, an area of discretion in which Germany is now acting.

E-cigarette debate continues
Lethbridge Herald - January 21, 2016

The jury is out. Those increasingly popular electronic cigarettes save money. They don't create ashes or burn your house down. They may not even create smoke. But are they any less of a health risk than the conventional tobacco sticks that gained such popularity in the 20th century? Medical researchers aren't sure. But are they useful in helping smokers quit? …

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit
Lethbridge Herald - January 21, 2016

Released during National Non-Smoking Week, a study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research is indicating electronic cigarettes may pose fewer ...

A Windsor city councillor has a burning message for smokers: butt out at all city parks
National Post - January 21, 2016

At Monday's city council meeting the one-time pack-a-day smoker asked administration to prepare a report on the feasibility of making Windsor parks smoke-free. … Lakeshore is the gold standard for the anti-smoking crowd, given that the municipality banned smoking and vaping at all of its parks, parkettes, and community ...

Electronic Cigarettes, As Used, Aren't Helping Smokers Quit, study shows
Canada News - January 21, 2016

Electronic cigarettes, better known as e- cigarettes have become a worldwide alternative to smoking cigarettes for many people. These disposable or battery ...

'Vaping' banned at MiraCosta as part of stricter smoking policy
Seaside Courier - January 21, 2016

That's according to a stricter smoking policy adopted Wednesday by the colleges Board of Trustees. Effectively immediately, all students, employees and visitors ...

Coalition Launches Campaign To Put $2 Tobacco Tax Hike on Ballot
California Healthline - January 21, 2016

A coalition of medical and labor groups has launched a campaign to qualify a November ballot measure that would levy an additional $2 tax on tobacco products, … The tax would apply all tobacco sales, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and anything "containing or derived from tobacco or nicotine," according to the ...

Greenwood Village poised to restrict vaping in public places
City would be 15th in state to limit practice, joining Littleton in Arapahoe County
The Denver Post - January 21, 2016

A second Arapahoe County city is poised to adopt restrictions on public use of vaping devices. The Greenwood Village City Council is one vote away from adding vaporizers to its existing ban on smoking in a variety of public and common areas. The move comes after Littleton enacted a ban on smoking and vaping on sidewalks in a portion of its historic downtown area on Jan. 1. … Matt Cohrs, assistant to the Greenwood Village city manager, said that among the concerns was that many vaporizers can be used with marijuana. He said officials were concerned that would lead to more public consumption of marijuana, which is illegal under state law. …

City considers upping smoking age to 21
Worcester Mag - January 21, 2016

The city made it harder to smoke in public in November, passing a revamped tobacco control ordinance that prohibits smoking in public parks, playgrounds, ...

Health Director Allowed to Ask But The Answer Is No
RhinoTimes.com Greensboro - January 21, 2016

Some people don't know that maxim, but Guilford County Health Director Merle Green sure does. Despite the Guilford County Board of Commissioners' clear and persistent opposition to expanding smoking bans on county property, Green is once again asking the board to head in that direction. … Green said the Health Department continues to receive complaints about smoking and electronic cigarettes, also known as "e-cigs," when used near county ...

BMR goes to extremes to stop students from 'vaping'
Woonsocket Call - January 21, 2016

Blu electronic cigarettes are a popular item at Blackstone Smoke Shop on the Woonsocket-Blackstone town line.

Poll: Support for raising the smoking age in Washington
TBO.com - January 21, 2016

Legislation that would raise Washington's smoking age to 21 has more support than keeping the legal age to buy tobacco at 18, according to a new poll released Wednesday. … A person who sells or gives tobacco or tobacco products like e-cigarettes to people under 21 would face a gross misdemeanor. Underage people caught with ...

Local businesses wary of tobacco tax
The Daily Athenaeum - January 21, 2016

"There's no reason to penalize people who use electronic cigarettes," Dunn said. "It helps them stop smoking… They might as well tax bubble gum, in my ...

LHD board hears marketing proposal at monthly meeting
Lake County Examiner - January 20, 2016

He presented an addition to the smoke free campus policy, which would include electronic cigarettes as well as tobacco cigarettes and was then approved ...

Ohio lawmakers consider childproofing for e-cigarette liquids
The Morning Journal - January 20, 2016

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that provide users with aerosol puffs that typically contain nicotine and sometimes flavorings like fruit or chocolate. …

Businessman challenges proposal for tobacco tax amendment
The Rolla Daily News - January 20, 2016

A Springfield tobacco dealer filed a lawsuit Friday that challenges a proposed constitutional amendment that would more than quadruple Missouri's lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax and create new fees on some off-brand cigarettes. ... is vague regarding which kinds of cigarettes - including electronic cigarettes - are affected and unconstitutionally appropriates funds, which is the General ...

Evansville, Ind. Passes Parks Smoking Ban
halfwheel.com - January 20, 2016

... Evansville Board of Parks Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of a new smoking ban that will prohibit the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes at the city's 65 ...

Bill would ban e-cigarettes indoors
Clay Today Online - January 20, 2016

A move to ban e-cigarettes everywhere smoking is currently banned is raising concerns among the e-cigs community. Rep. Shawn Harrison (R-Tampa) introduced House Bill 1143 last week to expand the reach of the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act - originally passed in 1985 - to include nicotine dispensing devices that emit vapor instead of smoke. Chris Johnston, owner of Vapor Craft in Orange Park, wants state legislators to research the issue before taking a final vote. …

City bans tobacco, e-cigarette businesses
Napa Valley Register - January 20, 2016

American Canyon currently does not have any smoke shops or tobacco stores, or even ones that exclusively sell e-cigarettes, a popular habit among today's youth. City leaders decided on Tuesday to keep it this way by adopting an ordinance that prohibits

Burbank looks into banning e-cigarette use in public spaces
Los Angeles Times - January 20, 2016

The Burbank City Council is considering restricting the use of e-cigarettes in public spaces and regulating the sale of battery-powered nicotine vaporizers. …

FDA Advisor Pleads Ignorance Of Imminent E-Cigarette Prohibition
Daily Caller - January 20, 2016

An advisor to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claimed Tuesday he hasn't seen any evidence that the agency's imminent crackdown on e-cigarettes amounts to prohibition, despite the FDA's own contradicting data. Dr. Thomas Eissenberg, a project director at the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products and a member of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, said on a radio program he has seen no proof that FDA's regulations of vapor products will result in de facto prohibition. …

Studies conflict on how attractive e-cigs ads are to youths
Winston-Salem Journal - January 20, 2016

The tobacco industry, anti-tobacco advocates and industry observers have waited since 2009 for a definitive scientific study on whether electronic cigarettes are ...

Burbank looks into banning e-cigarette use in public spaces
Los Angeles Times - January 20, 2016

The Burbank City Council is considering restricting the use of e-cigarettes in public spaces and regulating the sale of battery-powered nicotine vaporizers.

Limiting e-cigarette flavors may benefit public health
Cornell Chronicle - January 20, 2016

Flavor variety is an important component in young smokers' decisions to switch to e-cigarettes, new research from Weill Cornell Medicine indicates.

Cigarettes vs E-Cigarettes, What are the Dangers? [VIDEO]
WAGM - January 20, 2016

Justin Veazie was smoking four packs of cigarettes a day until one day when his wife got him an alternative, a starter pen- or more commonly known as an ...

E-cigarette sparks emergency landing 'after catching fire in luggage'
Mirror.co.uk - January 20, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration bans e-cigarettes from checked luggage but ... In the UK passengers can go through security with e-cigarettes in hand ...

Electronic Cigarettes International Group Ltd (OTCMKTS:ECIG) Hoping For A Comeback
Insider Financial - January 20, 2016

Electronic Cigarettes International Group Ltd (OTCMKTS:ECIG) was once the darling of the small caps as investors got excited about the electronic cigarette ...

Ads for candy-flavored e-cigarettes could encourage vaping among children
Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association - January 20, 2016

Advertisements featuring candy-flavored e-cigarettes are more likely to attract school children than those featuring non-flavored e-cigarettes, according to ...

Candy-Flavoured Ads Entice Kids To Vaping, Study Claims
Science Times - January 20, 2016

According to a British study, promotional ads featuring e-cigarettes available in flavours such as bubble gum and chocolate seem to highly entice children to purchase and try e-cigarettes. However, it added that these commercials do not necessarily affect its overall appeal to youngsters. … "We're cautiously optimistic from our results that e-cigarette ads don't make tobacco smoking more attractive, but we're concerned that ads for e-cigarettes with flavours that might appeal to school children could encourage them to try the products," Dr Milica Vasiljevic from the University of Cambridge's Department of Public Health and Primary Care stated….

Flavored 'vapes' hooking teens on nicotine
Sentinel & Enterprise - January 20, 2016

It has come to our attention that a strategy of the tobacco industry is to entice youth with flavored products such as e-cigarettes, also known as "vapes" or ...

Dad in e-cig horror
Northwich Guardian - January 20, 2016

A DAD-OF-TWO from Rudheath has described being 'engulfed' in flames when he e-cig battery exploded in his face as he slept. Kevin Woodward, of Shurlach Road, is urging other e-cig users to be safe after his ordeal, which left him with horrific burns on his face, head and arms. The 30-year-old said: "It engulfed me in flames, powerful flames, I was that scared, I was on fire. …

CSU smoke-free zones expanding to include central campus, transit ...
Rocky Mountain Collegian - January 20, 2016

The smoke-free zones will apply to both tobacco smoke and vaping. ... CSU student government has been discussing a campus-wide smoking ban since 2010.

City adopts penalties for underage possession of paraphernalia, D ...
Colorado Springs Independent - January 20, 2016

He worries the ordinance strays too far from its original intent, which was to deal with the prevalence of vape pens in schools. "You have to think of how these ...

CT Should Ban Smoking And E-Cigs For People Under 21
Hartford Courant - January 20, 2016

Congratulations to Hawaii, which has become the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21. Now it's time for Connecticut to follow suit. Hawaii's new law, which took effect Jan. 1, makes it illegal for those under 21 to buy, possess or smoke either traditional tobacco or electronic cigarettes. Young people violating the law may be fined $10 to $50 and required to perform community service. Stores caught selling tobacco or e-cigarettes to minors may be fined $200 to $2,000. …

Grundy County conducting survey on tobacco-free parks in Morris
Morris Daily Herald - January 20, 2016

The Grundy County Health Department is asking residents their opinion on tobacco use in Morris parks as the department moves forward with tobacco-free initiatives. ... The survey, which is being hosted online at SurveyMonkey, also is available in a paper format at the Morris Area Public Library and consists of eight questions and one comment section asking people their thoughts on keeping tobacco products out of city parks. … in place in some parts of the region that make it illegal to have tobacco products, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and vaporizers in a park. …

Parks Board Mulls Ban on All Tobacco Products, E-Cigs
Athletic Business (blog) - January 20, 2016

The smoking ban wouldn't be an amendment to the city's smoking ordinance, so it ... cities similar to Evansville and found all have smoking bans in their parks.

Iowa Legislature to Consider Tobacco Purchase Age Increase
halfwheel.com - January 20, 2016

In addition to prohibiting the sale of tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vapor products to those under 21, Quirmbach's proposal also seeks to make it illegal for ...

Flavored 'vapes' hooking teens on nicotine
Sentinel & Enterprise - January 20, 2016

... of these nicotine products. A local resource, the Central Massachusetts Tobacco-Free Community Partnership, encourages you to visit makesmokinghistory.

Cohasset board planning public hearing on possible changing of ...
The Patriot Ledger - January 20, 2016

Cohasset board planning public hearing on possible changing of tobacco rules ... the sale of flavored tobacco products, including flavored e-cigarettes, to adult ... The board discussed prohibiting e-cigarette sales altogether but decided that ...

E-Cigarettes now banned in majority of North Carolina hospitals [VIDEO]
WNCN - January 20, 2016

A recent survey by UNC shows hospitals in the state are leading the way when it comes to banning e-cigarettes. …

Our view: An alternative avenue to nicotine
East Oregonian (subscription) - January 20, 2016

The state of Oregon has outlawed the indoor smoking of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping. Opponents of the burgeoning industry are encouraged by the news. …

City of Moorhead considers no sampling at tobacco shops
Valley News Live - January 19, 2016

... future electronic cigarette and hookah shops can operate. The city is considering a change to it's tobacco sales and licensing ordinance to not allow sampling ...

Baxter City Council: E-cig rules reconsidered
Brainerd Daily Dispatch - January 19, 2016

BAXTER-Children may be able to go with their parents inside businesses selling electronic cigarettes. Earlier this month, Baxter City Council members ...

UMass-Boston extends tobacco ban across all campus property
wwlp.com - January 19, 2016

The University of Massachusetts-Boston says it's banning the use of all tobacco products on campus. Tobacco use is already banned inside buildings on the campus. A new policy that takes effect Tuesday extends the ban to all outdoor spaces, including the school's bayside property. The policy bans e-cigarettes and vaporizers in addition to traditional cigarettes. …

Legislation to help keep e-cig liquid away from children passed by ...
WAVE 3 - January 19, 2016

LeBlanc is also the co-founder for The Kentucky Smoke Free Association, which backs vaping rights in Kentucky, which is supportive of the bill to require ...

Huffing and puffing: Vaping community fights back
The Independent - January 19, 2016

… The Ashland city commission agreed in principle last week to amend its anti-smoking ordinance and ban e-cigarette use inside public places. Some advocates for vaporized cigarettes believe the decision to usher "vapers" outdoors is shortsighted. "For the city to add this to a tobacco policy is unfair to the industry," said Chuck Riesbeck, owner of NoSmoke Vapor Shoppe. "It's vapor. It's not smoke." …

Emanuel to confront political demons head-on at national panel on ...
Chicago Sun-Times - January 19, 2016

We are also encouraged by the developments in the city of Evanston, which raised the age to purchase all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to age 21 in ...

Health groups call for e-smoking ban in public housing
The Hill - January 19, 2016

The Obama administration should extend a public housing smoking ban to electronic cigarettes, health advocates say. The Department of Housing and Urban ...

Man Left in Coma After E-Cigarette Explosion Warns: 'These Things Are Deadly' [VIDEO]
Inside Edition - January 19, 2016

A man left in a coma after an e-cigarette exploded in his face is warning about the dangers of the device. "These things are deadly," Evan Spahlinger told INSIDE EDITION. "I thought I was gonna die." The 21-year-old, from Naples, Florida, turned to e-cigarettes last year to help him quit smoking. But one day in October, he was struggling to power up the device ...

Legislation to help keep e-cig liquid away from children passed by Congress
WAVE 3 - January 19, 2016

Congress has passed legislation to require child-resistant packaging for the liquid that gives e-cigs both their kick and flavor.

E-Cigarette Market In The UK Part 1: A Health Threat Or A Cure?
Forbes - January 19, 2016
A 24% growth over the previous year can be attributed to a rise in the number of ex-smokers using electronic cigarettes, as evidenced by the Smokefree Britain ...

AUDIO: Electronic cigarettes are popular, but are they healthy?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au) - January 19, 2016

Veteran anti-tobacco campaigner, Emeritus Professor Simon Chapman from the University of Sydney's School of Public Health, says this would not be the first time that smokers had been fooled by fake health promises. SIMON CHAPMAN: In the history of harm...

MENDELSOHN: Electronic cigarettes: what can we learn from the UK experience?
Medical Journal of Australia - January 19, 2016

Regulation of e-cigarettes in Australia should be liberalised to allow smokers the opportunity to benefit from their use. The popularity and widespread uptake of e-cigarettes creates the potential for large-scale improvements in public health in Australia...

Cambridge Study: Flavored E-Cigarette Ads Don't Tempt Kids To ...
Daily Caller - January 19, 2016

A study from Cambridge University has found no evidence that e-cigarettes increase the appeal of tobacco to children and no data supporting the theory that ...

Millburn advocates sound off as Christie faces tobacco bill deadline
NorthJersey.com - January 19, 2016

A bill to raise the legal age to buy tobacco and electronic smoking products in ... Smoking has been banned on municipal property since 2014, including in parks, ... "It (the smoking ban) has made the parks a better environment for families."…

E-Cigarettes and Vaping
Maine Public Broadcasting - January 19, 2016

... promotes and provides technical assistance to develop healthy, smoke-free environments through its programs: the Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine, ...

E-cigs a growing obstacle
Kentucky New Era - January 19, 2016

The effort to keep young people from picking up the smoking habit has a growing obstacle - e-cigarettes. Studies show that electronic smoking devices ...

Reader: Denver Smells Like Sh*t and It's Not Vaping's Fault
Westword - January 19, 2016

Plenty of vapers were unhappy being categorized as rude - and neither were they thrilled with vape pens being blamed for assaulting the ...

City will consider Dam enlargement project
Porterville Recorder - January 18, 2016

...hold three public hearings on whether to approve: Allowing the use of a "vape lounge" in conjunction with retails sales for an E-cigarette room; a conditional use ...

E-cigarette sweet flavours 'could attract kids to vaping'
The Scotsman (uk) - January 18, 2016

The study found that school children shown adverts for confectionery-flavoured e-cigarettes expressed greater interest in buying and trying them than their peers. It is illegal to sell e-cigarettes and e-liquids to under-18s in the UK, but their use ros

Man's horrific injuries after e-cig battery exploded while he slept
Metro Café (uk) - January 18, 2016

Kevin Woodward had left the Eleaf iStick on charge overnight but was woken with what he described as the feeling of a 'blow torch' being held to his face. He put the fire out with a pillow before being taken to hospital to be treated for burns on his fa

Adult smokers who use e-cigarettes 28% less likely to quit smoking
News-Medical.net - January 18, 2016

Electronic cigarettes are widely promoted and used to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes, but a new analysis from UC San Francisco found that adult ...

VIDEO: Group Calls on Feds to Regulate E-cigarette Ads
NY1 (Time Warner Cable) - January 18, 2016

City officials and community groups gathered Sunday... "E-cigarettes with their flavorings and their advertising completely attract children. It's the same industry playbook that we saw with regular tobacco," said Global Advisors on Smoke-Free Policy …

Webster health board denies smoke shop bid by Worcester business
Worcester Telegram - January 17, 2016

In Worcester, she said, the company sells E-Juice, or smoke juice, a nicotine-based liquid used in electronic cigarettes and personal vaporizers. She said her ...

Milford Board of Health raises legal tobacco age to 21
Milford (MA) Daily News - January 16, 2016

It makes Milford the 93rd town in the state to raise the legal age. Milford follows other area towns, such as Medway and Ashland, in a decision aimed at curbing youth substance abuse. The order also restricts e-cigarette purchases to those 21 and older.

Study finds most N.C. hospitals ban use of e-cigs on campus
Winston-Salem Journal - January 16, 2016

... found that 80 percent of N.C. hospitals do not allow the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers by patients, staff and visitors on campus. The typical e-cig, or cigalike, is a battery-powered device that heats a liquid nicotine solution in a …

GLANTZ: Another big well-done study shows e-cigarette use associated with more progression to smoking and less quitting
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - January 16, 2016

Consistent with other studies, smokers who used e-cigs were making more quit attempts. So the marketing claim that e-cigs help people quit is being heard but the effect of using e-cigs is less, not more, quitting.

E-Cigarette Explosion Lawsuit | E-Cigarette Explosion Injury Attorney
Southern Med Law - January 16, 2016

Southern Med Law is currently investigating E-cigarette and E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuits. If you or a loved one suffered an E-Cigarette explosion injury including chemical burns to the face, neck and body from an E-cigarette or E-cigarette battery…

Vaping effects hazy
Shoreline Beacon - January 15, 2016

While e-cigarette laws vary province to province, nationally, the liquid nicotine often used in e-cigarettes isn't legally approved for use. So far, Health Canada ...

Study Confirms That E-Cigarettes Do Not Help You Quit
Capital Wired - January 15, 2016

The purpose of e-cigarettes was to help people quit smoking. However it was proved in numerous studies that they are not actually helpful in that sense, but on the contrary, even make people want to smoke more.

New Study Shows E-cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit
Chiang Rai Times - January 15, 2016

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal has published an evidence review showing that electronic cigarettes hamper rather than help. E-cigarette use actually lowers smokers chances that theyll quit tobacco by about 28 percent. We found that e-cigarette use was associated with significantly less quitting, said study senior author Stanton Glantz, a professor with the University of California, San Franciscos Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. E-cigarettes are being promoted as a means of quitting, but theyre actually having the opposite effect.

Researchers found that e-cigarettes are 28% less likely help people quit smoking
The Statesman - January 15, 2016

A new analysis by the University of California-San Francisco has found that 'vapers' - dedicated enthusiasts of electronic cigarettes - are 28 percent less likely to ...

Video of a Man Blowing Pot Smoke from Car Becomes Viral
Beacon Transcript - January 15, 2016

Posted on the 12th of January, the 14-second long clip has already bagged 995.551 views and received over 6000 likes. If youre perhaps wondering what the clip all about is, then bear with us for a while. According to an article posted on a lifestyle site, vaping pot is considered to be more healthy and effective than smoking it. The author of the article declared that ...

Tobacco proposal approved
Mission Hill Gazette - January 15, 2016

Amendments to the City of Boston's tobacco regulations have been approved by the Boston Board of Health, which raises the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 years old to 21 years old, according to a press release. The amendments will go into effect on Feb.15.

New potent pot making its way into N.J. suburbs, police say
NJ.com - January 15, 2016

... of the drug has soared in recent years due to its increased potency, being odorless, and ease of concealment the drug can be loaded into E-cigarettes.

Stringer, James to Hold Rally Protesting E-Cig Marketing to City's Kids
Brooklyn Reader - January 15, 2016

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigs, are being specifically marketed to children, and NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer says it needs to stop. In testimony last December to the FTC, Stringer noted that the makers of these vaporized cigarettes are now using marketing tactics such as cartoons in ads, sweet flavors and sponsored concerts and sports events to appeal to a younger market, which has become a huge problem, even though the age for both regular smokes and the electronic vapor devices is 21. The same companies that peddled Joe Camel and similar, kid-friendly images to an earlier generation are back with new ad strategies that appear to target e-cigarettes just as explicitly toward children and teens, with little or no regard for any potential health impacts, he wrote. ...

Man Injured In Vape Explosion [VIDEO]
NewsChannel5.com - January 14, 2016

WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. - A 19-year-old in White House was severely burned by his vape device when he left the battery cover off. In September, his daily routine was put on hold when the device caught fire in his pocket at work. Preston said it was his third day working at the Dunkin Donuts store in White House when the incident happened.

Perak state government will not issue new premises licences to vape sellers
Malay Mail Online - January 14, 2016

IPOH, Jan 14 - The Perak government has instructed the local authorities (PBT) to stop issuing new premises licences to electronic cigarettes or vape sellers in ...

CAP: Wrong to use deity image to boost vape sales
Yahoo Singapore News - January 14, 2016

Vape sales in the country have assumed a religious dimension. Some dealers are using pictures of Lord Vinayagar, also known as Lord Ganesha, the Hindu elephant god, on their labels to boost sales via social media. This has led to widespread objection from Hindus in the state who want authorities to act against the dealers. …

E-cigarettes not healthy, their use should be discouraged: IMA
Merinews - January 14, 2016

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been touted as a sure fire way to reduce the negative health impacts of smoking, while still delivering nicotine to people accustomed to daily doses.
Still, in comparison with available US FDA approved pharmaceutical therapeutics, the safety and efficacy of e-cigarettes as tools to quit smoking are unknown. The Indian Medical Association does not support the use of e-cigarettes and believes that there are many other ways through which individuals can be encouraged to quit smoking …

Canadian Cancer Society supports stronger federal tobacco control strategy including plain packaging to combat tobacco epidemic
Canada NewsWire (press release) - January 14, 2016

On the eve of National Non-Smoking Week (January 17-23), the Canadian Cancer Society is highlighting the need for Health Canada's tobacco control strategy to be enhanced by modernized legislation, better funding and plain packaging regulations. … "In 1997, when the current Tobacco Act was adopted, there were not the flavoured products now available nor were there electronic cigarettes, water pipe ...

Congress Passes Bill To Require Childproof Packaging For E-Liquids
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - January 14, 2016

On January 11, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015. The Senate adopted the same measure in December, and President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law. This legislation will require childproof packaging for liquids that contain nicotine (e-liquids), specifically that any nicotine provided in an e-liquid container be packaged in accordance with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's standards and testing procedures for "special packaging." …

E-cigarettes, as used, aren't helping smokers quit, study shows
Medical Xpress - January 14, 2016

Electronic cigarettes are widely promoted and used to help smokers quit ... even though more than 430 cities and several states ban their use in smoke free sites ...

Can you get drunk from e-cigs? Researchers suggest it's possible
wflx - January 14, 2016

According to a recent Yale University study, people who vape e-cigarettes could inhale enough alcohol to impair motor skills, depending on how much alcohol is contained in the liquid of an e-cig. …

Atlantic Vapor Offers Solution as Green Smoke Europe Discontinues Distribution
NorthcentralPa.com - January 14, 2016

As indicated on greensmoke.eu, Green Smoke Europe is no longer distributing product to the European market. In response, Atlantic Vapor offers their Aqua line of electronic cigarettes as the solution for European customers in need...

Hawaiian Airlines flight makes emergency landing after e-cigarette scare [VIDEO]
KITV Honolulu - January 14, 2016

There was a scare in the air for 128 passengers aboard a Hawaiian Airlines flight when a light indicated there was smoke in the cargo area. The plane was on the way to Maui from Honolulu. It made a safe landing on Maui yesterday. A spokesperson for the airline says when firefighters checked the cargo area, two bags appeared to be damaged by an e-cigarette in a passenger's checked luggage. According to the Department of Transportation, vaping is a ground activity only! You can't do it on a plane. You can't even check an e-cigarette in your luggage! The DOT changed the rule late last year calling e-cigs a safety risk. …

SGA to conduct second student smoking survey
Flor-Ala (subscription) - January 14, 2016

The Student Government Association is reviewing the current Smoking and Tobacco Policy, and it might be going up in smoke. The Senate will suggest changes to university administration and the Shared Governance Executive Committee once they review the policy. SGA is considering suggesting a "smoke-free" campus. … The resolution would include all tobacco products defined in the Smoking and Tobacco Policy. This includes smokeless tobacco products such as snuff, e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco. …

SFC Senate approves $2000 request
The Independent Florida Alligator - January 14, 2016

Additionally, he said progress was made on a resolution the chamber passed last year to restrict e-cigarettes to smoking pits. Contact Hunter Williamson at ...

Hawaii's new cigarette law may be only part of the solution, UB expert says
University at Buffalo Reporter - January 14, 2016

Hawaii made headlines by becoming the first U.S. state to raise the minimum legal age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to 21 from 18. … But in a newly published article, a UB tobacco expert argues that Hawaii's decision is only one part of the solution, and that the new law incorrectly lumps e-cigarettes and lower-risk smokeless tobacco products (Swedish snus) in with the much more harmful nicotine cigarettes. …

The American Heart Association Applauds Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Tobacco Proposals
Lawndale News - January 14, 2016

The American Heart Association applauds Mayor Emanuel's latest proposals intended to curb tobacco use in Chicago. …We are also encouraged by the developments in the city of Evanston, which raised the age to purchase all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to age 21 in ...

LAKES AREA NEWS: Spirit Lake council considers ordinance ...
KTIV - January 14, 2016

The use of any form of tobacco products, including smoking and electronic cigarettes or "vaping" devices, may soon be off limits at city parks and outdoor ...

House Republican Pushes For Ethics Commission, Bill Would Tax E-Cigarettes
New Mexico Considers New Tax On E-Cigarettes
KUNM - January 14, 2016

… New Mexico lawmakers will consider a first-time tax on e-cigarettes along with increased levies on cigarettes and chewing tobacco. The proposal for a 66 percent tax on e-cigarettes was introduced on Wednesday by Democratic state Senator Howie Morales of Silver City. Taxes on conventional cigarettes would increase by $1 to $2.66 and taxes on other tobacco products would rise from 25 percent to 66 percent of initial sales. …

Smoking ban clears the air
Latest health concerns focus on effects of vaping
Spokane Journal of Business - January 14, 2016

Ten years after Washington State's Smoking in Public Places law was put into effect, local health officials and restaurant owners agree that overall the smoking ban has been a good thing both for workers and for business … Electronic cig-arettes are used to deliver liquid nicotine and are sold in a variety of brands, flavors and nicotine strengths. The devices bring with them health concerns and confusion among business owners as to whether smoking-ban laws apply …

Pro-vaping group sues Pierce County over new restrictions
The News Tribune - January 13, 2016

A pro-vaping nonprofit has sued the Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health over the agency's new countywide restrictions on electronic cigarettes. … In a statement dated Monday, the Pink Lung Brigade, the nonprofit that filed the lawsuit, said the regulations require vape shops to install unnecessary ventilation systems to keep operating, at a cost of up to $80,000. "This new rule can be abused to force a retail shop into bankruptcy," read the statement signed by Marc Jarrett, part-owner of Banzai Vapors in Lakewood, who is named in state corporate records as one of the vaping nonprofit's directors. …

Are e-cigarettes helpful or hurtful?
Ironcountytoday - January 13, 2016

According to the Southwest Utah Public Health Foundation 2016 Winter Health publication, the 2015 Utah Prevention Needs Assessment youth survey shows a 300 percent increase in teens using electronic cigarettes, surpassing alcohol as the most commonly abused drug among youth.

Legislators and health officials targeting e-cigarettes
Universe.byu.edu - January 13, 2016

At least two bills are poised to change how the state controls e-cigarettes while health department regulators said they will continue to work with representatives of the so-called "vaping industry" to create fair rules that they say are designed to protect children. ...

Buck-a-pack cigarette tax increase proposed for NM
Albuquerque Journal - January 13, 2016

... for example - would be raised from 25 percent of their value to 66 percent, and electronic cigarettes and related devices, such as hookahs, would be included ...

New smoking regulations set to go into effect in Natick
Wicked Local Natick - January 13, 2016

People will be able to smoke in fewer places around town under new regulations set to go into effect next month. The regulations, which will take effect Feb. 1, prohibit smoking in a variety of places including municipal parks, fields and buildings, as well as nursing homes, membership associations/private clubs and hotels. … The local regulations also treat e-cigarettes as cigarettes, White said. They also effectively prohibit smoking bars, including hookah bars. The town has none of ...

A year later, guarantees turn to swagger for Cubs: Catch your breath on tax increases
Chicago Sun-Times - January 13, 2016

… Millions of dollars more will be generated in fees and taxes on ride-hailing services, popular streaming services such as Netflix and electronic cigarettes. But be ...

Maricopa County going tobacco free
Phoenix Business Journal (blog) - January 13, 2016

Maricopa County is going tobacco free on March 16, which means that about 10.5 million square feet of its office space will no longer allow smoking - including e-cigarettes. …

Kenai Peninsula College now implementing UA's tobacco ban
KTOO - January 13, 2016

The Peninsula Clarion reports the policy has been implemented for the entire University of Alaska system since Dec. 31. The use of tobacco or substitutes, vape ...

E-Cig Explosion Almost Paralyzes Tennessee Man:
Legal Examiner - January 13, 2016

So why do E-cigarettes have such a passionate following, when it seems that every week we learn of more and more exploding batteries and injuries? As a dangerous and defective products attorney, it is my duty to inform the public of potential dangers in using certain products and how to avoid injury. Although my last article on vaporizers and e-cigarettes caused a bit of an uproar, and more than a bit of hate mail, I believe it's important to continue to advocate for consumer's rights, and to ensure that these devices are made safely and distributed according to law, and are consumer-friendly, with proper warnings. It seems to me that the vape industry is full of individuals and companies who want to take short cuts not normally allowed American manufacturers, distributors or retailers. With batteries made in China and sold without any labeling and no warnings, and e-cigarettes sold with no warnings or proper instructions for safety, we have an explosive situation on our hands, and in our pockets, and in our cars, and occasionally in our faces. That's why this case below is especially troubling. …

90% of 2,506 Doctors Think E-cigarette Advertising Should Be Restricted
Business Wire - January 13, 2016

SERMO, the leading global social network for physicians, announced the results of a poll today that found 90 percent of 2,506 doctors think that there should be restrictions on advertising for e-cigarettes similar to restrictions on traditional cigarettes…

E-Cigarettes Are Safer Than Marijuana and K2
Clapway - January 13, 2016

The Medicines and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency has had an e-cigarette brand the first license to be available on the NHS on prescription. Are marijuana and K2 officially less safe? …

Selangor to wait Health Ministry directive on vape
The Malaysian Insider - January 13, 2016

The Selangor government has adopted the approach that any decision regarding the use of electronic cigarettes or vape in the state is subject to the current ...

Non-Smoking Areas Soon To Be 'Non-Vaping' Areas As Well
malaysiandigest.com - January 13, 2016

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government has concluded that the use of vapes or e-cigarettes in the state will be subjected to the Health Ministry's policies and ...

Idris: No laws to stop people from vaping at Malacca's smoke-free zones
The Star Online - January 13, 2016

Vaping by non-Muslims at existing non-smoking zones within the Unesco Heritage City is not prohibited, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron. Idris said the state legal adviser had been asked to study and research whether vaping at non-smoking zones could be totally banned. "As for now, we can't stop vaping or e-cigarette usage at the zones until we have drafted a by-law. …

Smoking therapies will be put to the test by patient watchdog
Irish Independent - January 13, 2016

The countless number of aids to help smokers quit are to be examined and assessed by the patient safety watchdog, the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa). … "We will be looking at nicotine replacement therapy; drugs that decrease cravings associated with tobacco; counselling therapies and e-cigarettes," she said. …

Rutgers CINJ explores how smokers learn about e-cigarettes
East Brunswick Sentinel - January 13, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use is on the rise. With that, 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, Ph.D., M.P.H., 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 Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control Program, and Cristine Delnevo, Ph.D., M.P.H., co-leader of the Rutgers Cancer Institute's 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. …

Researchers Turn Their Attention to Diacetyl in E-Cigarettes
The National Law Review - January 13, 2016

On December 8, 2015, researchers at Harvard University announced that they had examined a small sample of flavored e-cigarette products and found that some contained diacetyl, a chemical suspected of causing respiratory illness. In the wake of this announcement, some news organizations reported that the Harvard paper established a "link" between e-cigarettes and bronchiolitis obliterans, a disease associated with diacetyl exposure. But the Harvard study did not discuss any connection between diacetyl in e-cigarettes and respiratory illness. The researchers merely noted the presence of diacetyl in e-cigarettes and that diacetyl has been associated with respiratory disease in the industrial context. The study drew no conclusions about the possible health risks that vaping poses to consumers. Instead, the study's authors recommended that this new potential source of exposure to diacetyl be further evaluated.

Read The Stunning Correction This Scientist Dropped On Her Own ...
Daily Caller - January 13, 2016

… However, because similar cell-damage mechanisms were observed as the result of both e-vapor and regular cigarette smoke, Dr. Wang-Rodriguez asserts, based on the evidence from the study, that e-cigarettes are not necessarily a healthier alternative to smoking regular cigarettes. As stated in the journal paper and the news release, further research is needed to better understand the actual long-term health effects of e-cigarettes in humans. …

CDC: E-Cigarette Companies Ramp Up Ad Spending, Entice Teens
WUNC - January 13, 2016

But a new report from the Centers for Disease Control says the number of young people who say they're exposed to ads for electronic cigarettes has skyrocketed ...

Hookah vs Vapors vs Cigarettes Health Impacts [VIDEO]
Daily Star Gazette - January 13, 2016

… Dr. Primack and his co-authors note that comparing a hookah smoking session to smoking a single cigarette is a complex comparison to make because of the differences in smoking patterns. A cigarette smoker may smoke up to 20 cigarettes per day, whereas a hookah smoker normally participates in just a few hookah sessions daily. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently conducted the annual National Youth Tobacco Survey. Their findings revealed that, disappointingly, e-cigarettes are being heavily marketed to American teens. …

E-cigarettes contain chemicals linked to lung disease: study
The Manitoban - January 13, 2016

E-cigarettes have exploded in popularity in a very short time. What started as a possible alternative to smoking and a tool to help people break the habit has now ...

Congress passes bill requiring childproof liquid nicotine bottles
Digital Journal - January 13, 2016

It's called the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act, and it's intended to keep kids safer by making it more difficult for sticky little fingers to get into yummy-looking but highly toxic liquid nicotine. …

Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing ...
The Sun Daily - January 13, 2016

Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects. Animal experiments have shown that exposure to nicotine can harm developing lungs and brains, said US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking and Health director, Dr Tim McAfee. …

Buffalo Grove to consider ordinance to regulate vape shops
Chicago Tribune - January 13, 2016

... have been widely marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional smoking. ... The ordinance Stilling is working on, if eventually approved by the Village Board, ... villages in which vape shops are a permitted use to adjust their ordinances.

City Council bans e-cigs, OKs Acacia house demolition
Iowa State Daily - January 13, 2016

Council members discussed the demolition of a greek house and an e-cigarette ban at an Ames City Council meeting Tuesday night. The council voted 6-0 on the first passage of an ordinance pertaining to electronic cigarette and nicotine delivery systems use in Ames. … The ordinance, which council members voted on Tuesday, will ban e-cigarettes in all public places where cigarette use is already prohibited under the Smokefree Air Act, with an exception for e-cigarette stores. Iowa State University enacted an e-cigarette ban on campus this month. …

Council approves e-cig ban for Ames
Ames Tribune - January 13, 2016

A new ordinance approved by the Ames City Council will change the way nicotine vaporizers are regulated in the city of Ames. The ordinance was approved during the council's Tuesday meeting. Before the council's decision Tuesday, the use of e-cigarettes and other forms of nicotine vaporizers were unregulated in public areas of the city. The new code will change that policy and require everyone in the city who uses such a device to abide by the new rules. …

City sends proposal for shooting range near school back to planning ...
Lawrence Journal World - January 13, 2016

The ban includes all "smoking-delivery devices," including electronic cigarettes. The vote comes one day after Eudora became the first Douglas County city to ...

'E-cigarette' products not for teenagers
North Platte Telegraph - January 13, 2016

… It's a new challenge faced by school districts and community organizations in a long battle against nicotine use in minors. "Their use helps to make smoking behavior appear normal," said George Haws, Community Connections Tobacco Free Lincoln County coordinator. "Whereas we went a long time with social norms disfavoring smoking." …

New Jersey may be second state to raise smoking age to 21
Education Week (subscription) - January 13, 2016

New Jersey could become the second state to raise the smoking age to 21, as part of a movement that's been spurred in part by a major study released last year and a sharp increase in electronic cigarette use among young people. The state's Legislature on Monday passed a bill that would fine retailers up to $1,000 if they sell cigarettes or other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes that are often called "vapes," to anyone 20 years old or younger. The law wouldn't punish underage smokers. …

Democratic Lawmakers Look at Tobacco Tax for 2016
West Virginia Public Broadcasting - January 13, 2016

... region for a dollar per pack," Bates explained, "also expanding that to include all tobacco products including e-cigarettes, so that would be the initial increase.

Wausau votes to add e-cigarettes to local indoor smoking ban
WSAU - January 13, 2016

Wausau has added e-cigarettes to their ordinance against indoor smoking. The city modified the language in the existing city ordinance that bans smoking inside of public places to include "electronic delivery devices" on an unanimous vote Tuesday night. The original city ordinance was in place before the statewide ban on indoor smoking and remained in place after the state law was passed. …

Wausau adds vaping to tobacco rules
Wausau Daily Herald - January 12, 2016

WAUSAU - People who use e-cigarettes or vaping devices in Wausau will have to follow the same rules placed on cigarette smokers now that the city of Wausau ...

Westside Story - Vape, Cigarettes & Baseball Bats
The Suburban Times - January 12, 2016

... product of their stupidity into an innocent non-smoking / non-vaping victim's lungs. ... Non-smokers should be able to drive with windows open, with convertible ...

Proposal would hike taxes on tobacco, nicotine products [VIDEO]
KRQE News 13? - January 12, 2016

… Inside Barth's store you can find a wide selection of e-cigarettes and the nicotine e-juice they use. But right now he's worried a new legislative proposal would close his business and others like it. SB 77, introduced by Senator Howie Morales, D-Silver City, would dramatically raise taxes on all tobacco and nicotine products. …

Worcester council considers raising age to buy tobacco products
Worcester Telegram - January 12, 2016

Following the lead of several other communities in the state, the City Council has broached the idea of hiking the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the city, from 18 to 21. … The City Council last year overhauled the local tobacco control ordinance by expanding the regulatory scope of the city to both the sale of tobacco and non-regulated nicotine delivery products, such as electronic cigarettes. …

UBuffalo study: why students use e-cigarettes
Campus News - January 12, 2016

Numerous studies have examined the reasons adults use e-cigarettes. But what drives another important group - college-aged young adults - to use them? …

E-Cigarettes Turn to E-ternal Marketing Methods
LifeZette - January 12, 2016

It's a blast from the not-so-distant past. Nicotine products are marketed to teens as cool and mysterious, their mere usage a sign of rebellion and individuality. In the new millennium, the product being pushed is the e-cigarette, and it is positioned as both the safe and "cool" alternative to lighting up. In other words, the Marlboro Man rides again. This time, he's headed for American teenagers. … Actor Stephen Dorff endorses e-cigs in this ad. E-cigarette ads use many of the same themes - independence, rebellion, sex, glamour - used to sell January 13, 2016…

How e-cigarettes could be stopping YOU quit as one in four smokers ...
Daily Mail - January 12, 2016

E-cigarettes could now be prescribed by doctors as a way of giving up smoking, after regulators in the UK granted one such product a drug licence for the first time. This marks a significant point in the growing popularity of vaping, which has created a global market for e-cigarettes now worth over $6 billion. Yet the technology remains highly controversial. …

Two month countdown to 'Smoke Free' Southern Trust
Newry Times - January 12, 2016

It's now only two months until The Southern Health and Social Care Trust goes "Smoke Free" and the Trust is reminding everyone that change is on the way very soon. … This is a step further than the previous policy and smoking, including Electronic Cigarettes/ vaping devices, will not be allowed anywhere on Trust sites for patients, service users, staff, members of the public and contracted workers. …

Vaping: How e-cigarettes could be holding you back from quitting smoking
Doctors can now prescribe devices, but how effective are they?
The Independent - January 12, 2016

E-cigarettes could now be prescribed by doctors as a way of giving up smoking, after regulators granted one such product a drug licence for the first time.

Nigel Farage slates Welsh Government e-cigarette planned ban as 'absolutely mad'
Daily Post North Wales - January 12, 2016

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has slated the Welsh Government's plans to restrict the use of e-cigarettes as "absolutely mad". The Welsh Government wanted to ban ...

Vape-selling licences will not be issued in Perlis
Malaysiakini (subscription) - January 12, 2016

Perlis Menteri Besar Azlan Man said vape selling licences will not be issued to any dealers of electronic cigarettes or vape in the state. He said the state ...

Minister: Cabinet will decide on vaping by month end
Malay Mail Online - January 12, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 ? The Cabinet will decide by the end of the month on how vaping should be regulated, a minister announced amid different policies in various states. …

Selangor defers renewal, application for vape licences
Malaysiakini (subscription) - January 12, 2016

The Selangor government has deferred the renewal and application of vape sales licences in the state until a decision on whether to ban vaping or not is ...

Medical Matters: To vape or not to vape?
Irish Times - January 12, 2016

Are you one of 700,000 Irish people who smoke? Are you planning to quit this year? If so, you might have been thinking about nicotine replacement as an aid to giving up. Smokers are increasingly looking to electronic cigarettes as a bridge to achieving complete smoking cessation. … E-cigarettes are known in the scientific world as electronic nicotine-delivery systems. Although often lumped together, they are a separate entity to personal vaporisers (PVs) - these do not involve "ignition" but are more like the inhalers used by people with asthma and other respiratory ailments. PVs are not electronic and do not generate heat or vapour. …

Another taxing hot potato for Canadian politicians: e-cigarettes
Business in Vancouver - January 12, 2016

Just mention the phrase "electronic cigarettes" and politicians at every level seem to go berserk. "Holy non-smokes!" they cry. "We can't allow something new ...

Study: Secondhand smoke and e-cigarettes on the rise [VIDEO]
WHSV - January 12, 2016

The study also showed that even though the number of kids smoking cigarettes has declined, the use of e-cigarettes in America has nearly quadrupled from ...

Obama nominee to lead FDA wins backing from Senate committee
Reuters - January 12, 2016

Dr. Robert Califf, won backing from a Senate committee on Tuesday as its members shrugged off criticism from consumer watchdogs that he is too closely linked with the pharmaceutical industry to lead the agency impartially.

Reynolds seeks dismissal of class-action lawsuit targeting Vuse
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal - January 12, 2016

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. has filed a dismissal motion with a federal court in California, claiming plaintiffs have not proven that use of top-selling electronic cigarette Vuse exposes smokers to "significant amounts of harmful carcinogens." The lawsuit wa

Alcohol in e-cigs Can Affect Motor Skills
HealthNewsDigest.com - January 12, 2016

Some commercially available e-cigarettes contain enough alcohol to impact motor skills, a new Yale University School of Medicine study shows. E-cigarettes deliver nicotine by vaporizing liquids, which often contain alcohol and other chemicals in addition to nicotine. In the new study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers tested subjects who used two commercially available e-cigarettes with liquids containing either high (23.5%) or low (0.4%) amounts of alcohol. …

Why college students try e-cigarettes
ConsumerAffairs - January 12, 2016

Photo (c) Alex_Mac - Fotolia Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are an object of intense focus by health researchers who worry that not enough is known about ...

Bill Requiring Childproof Packs For Liquid Nicotine Heads To President's Desk
The Consumerist - January 12, 2016

The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act, intended to reduce the odds of kids getting their little hands on tasty-looking - but poisonous - liquid nicotine, appears destined to be the first new federal law regulating e-cigarettes. Yesterday, Congress passed the measure, which now goes to the White House for President Obama's signature. The Act [PDF], introduced by Florida Senator Bill Nelson, aims to treat the packaging of liquid nicotine the same as household substances under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970: requiring the use of childproof bottles and containers.

Bill Would Ban Cigarettes, Vaping at California College Campuses
California Healthline - January 12, 2016

Assembly member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) has introduced a bill (AB 1594) that would ban traditional and electronic cigarettes on California State ...

Reynolds seeks dismissal of class-action lawsuit targeting Vuse
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal - January 12, 2016

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. has filed a dismissal motion with a federal court in California, claiming plaintiffs have not proven that use of top-selling electronic cigarette Vuse exposes smokers to "significant amounts of harmful carcinogens." The lawsuit ...

Letter: E-cigarette bans and other objectionable activities
San Mateo Daily Journal - January 12, 2016

I recently learned both the Palo Alto and Belmont city councils are considering banning or restricting the use of e-cigarettes in public places, which is of course, music to my ears. San Mateo was cited as one of those "progressive" city councils that has already done this action back in November. …

City takes on new rules for e-cigarettes: Belmont council considers smoking ban; ...
San Mateo Daily Journal - January 12, 2016

Once considered a groundbreaker in efforts to protect local residents from unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke, Belmont officials are now catching up to new technologies by moving to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in public. … Already prohibiting traditional cigarettes from being smoked in most public spaces as well as multi-family dwellings, the city now seeks to include the increasingly popular e-cigarettes in its ban. "I think that Belmont broke ground years ago when it enacted the smoking ordinance and I think we as a City Council owe it to the people of Belmont to make sure that we keep up with the times," said Mayor Eric Reed. "I'm fully in favor of including electronic cigarettes in the smoking ordinance." …

Northwestern - The true NCAA football champions
Chicago Sun-Times - January 12, 2016

The city of Chicago is launching a new public health campaign aimed at educating young people on the dangers of electronic cigarettes. The "Vaping" campaign ...

Council bans e-cigarettes, vaping devices from city property
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - January 12, 2016

Critics of an amendment that expands the scope of a tobacco ban to include e-cigarettes and other vaping devices swayed a couple of city councilors, but the prospect of obtaining grant money appeared to carry more weight. City councilors approved by a 6-3 vote an amendment brought to them in December for a second time by representatives of the Muskogee Wellness Initiative. After some discussion surfaced about carving out some exceptions to the ban, Ward I Councilor Lee Ann Langston said she wanted "to make everybody understand" the opportunity to secure a future grant would require a total ban. …

New Jersey may be second state to raise smoking age to 21
AP - Associated Press - January 12, 2016

...part of a movement that's been spurred in part by a major study released last year and a sharp increase in electronic cigarette use among young people. The state's Legislature on Monday passed a bill that would fine retailers up to $1,000 if they sell ...

New study finds chemical flavorings used in e-cigarettes linked to ...
Valley News Live - January 12, 2016

FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) The North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy says a new study found several popular flavors of ...

Haze still surrounds impacts of e-cigarettes
Yakima Herald-Republic - January 12, 2016

… The past decade has seen the rise of electronic cigarettes, especially among younger Americans. The CDC has been vocal in its opposition to the practice, more colloquially known as vaping. E-cigarettes are devices that come in different shapes and sizes; they heat a liquid solution that quickly dissipates when the "smoker" exhales. The vapor resembles tobacco smoke in appearance to the observer and in feel to the smoker, and the vapor contains nicotine at widely varying strengths; some solutions contain none. …

Preston County Journal - Around the Community
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration) - January 12, 2016

The Preston County Board of Health is expected to make its final decision on the proposed indoor smoking ordinance. The meeting will take place beginning at 7 p.m., today at the WVU Extension Office at 115 W. Court Street in Kingwood. The current regulation restricts smoking in workplaces and enclosed Public places but permits smoking in bars, private clubs, gaming establishments, retail tobacco stores and in 25 percent of hotel and motel rooms. The proposed regulation members of the Board of Health will be voting on would eliminate smoking in all these locations. It would also eliminate the use of electronic or e-cigarettes at those same locations. …

Proposal to open e-cigarette shop near Tosa school property ...
Wauwatosa Now - January 12, 2016

Proposal to open e-cigarette shop near Tosa school property withdrawn ... withdrawn his request for a conditional use permit, citing opposition at the city level. ... They can be manufactured to resemble traditional tobacco cigarettes, cigars or ...

New legal smoking age being considered again by the state [VIDEO]
KEPR 19 - January 11, 2016

… The health department says e-cigarettes are less harmful than conventional ones, but there is a false perception they are completely safe. "Our primary concern with them is the alarming increase in the number teens that a using e-cigarettes, many of these are kids that are not smokers so the ...

Nearly half of Ohio's young adults report trying e-cigarettes
Pike County News Watchman - January 11, 2016

Young adults in Ohio were much more likely than their older peers to have tried e-cigarettes. The 2015 Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP), funded by ...

Activate Allen County: Tobacco-free schools
Lima Ohio - January 11, 2016

Electronic cigarettes and hookahs are on the rise. Smokeless tobacco is also a threat. National, state and local program activities have been shown to reduce ...

Lawmakers need to protect as well as serve
Troy Record - January 11, 2016

In the meantime, though, a new form of "smoking" had arisen in the form of e-cigarettes, billed as a healthier and less-intrusive alternative, suspending liquid ...

Hitting the jack-pot! Cobble Hill vaporizer co. poised to cash in on medical marijuana
Brooklyn Paper - January 11, 2016

... A Cobble Hill company that makes a portable vaporizer beloved by stoners is finally able to market its gadget as a high-end pot-smoking device, after the state's medical marijuana program launched last week. … The Puffco Pro is already sold openly in states with friendlier pot laws - especially Oregon and Colorado, where weed is legal. But in New York, where no lawful means of imbibing the herb existed until now, the Brooklyn-designed vape pen could only be sold for use with tobacco and various other aromatic extracts. …

Mayor wants high school programs funded by smokers
Examiner.com - January 11, 2016

Currently, Chicago taxes cigarettes and e-cigarettes, but not other products, such as cigars and chewing tobacco, which pose serious health risks, especially for ...

Public Vape Pen Use Bans in Colorado: 14 Cities and Counting
Westword - January 11, 2016

As you know, public marijuana smoking is illegal in Colorado under Amendment 64, which legalized limited recreational pot sales in the state. And cannabis fans who've gotten around the ban through the use of vape pens will find it increasingly difficult to do so. Greenwood Village is just the latest Colorado community to look into prohibiting the use of electronic vaping devices in public - and while not every e-cigarette is loaded with marijuana, the possibility that pot consumers are getting around current rules is among the reasons municipal officials are acting now. …

Congress Approves Bill Requiring Childproof Liquid Nicotine Bottles
Wall Street Journal - January 11, 2016

Congress on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill requiring child-resistant packaging on bottles of liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. The bill, which now heads ...

House passes bill to require child-proof nicotine packaging
The Hill (blog) - January 11, 2016

The House sent legislation to the president's desk on Monday that will force manufacturers of electronic cigarettes to create child-proof packaging for their liquid nicotine products. The bill, passed by voice vote, requires manufactures to follow the Consumer Product Safety Commission's standards and testing procedures in making sure liquid nicotine products are difficult for children under the age of five to open. …

Dr. C. Joseph Bennett, Navigating Cancer: More questions about electronic cigarettes
Citrus County Chronicle - January 11, 2016

Electronic cigarettes have become extremely popular throughout the world despite the fact that we have very little, if any, research into the safety of these devices. One would assume that an electronic cigarette would be safer than a traditional cigarette due to the fact that many of the carcinogens that are known to be inhaled with the utilization of traditional cigarettes are eliminated with electronic cigarettes. … In this new study, researchers analyzed the inhaled air through electronic cigarettes to check for dangerous chemicals linked to flavoring, specifically those that were also utilized in patients found to have popcorn lung from other causes. The scientists found that one of the chemicals associated with popcorn lung, diacetyl, was found in 75 percent of the 51 flavors that were tested in this study. This study highlights the fact that we don't know anything about the long-term detrimental potential of electronic cigarettes and the flavors that are added to them. …

Op-Ed: E-cigarette adverts extend out to children and teens
Digital Journal - January 11, 2016

A new review of the market reach of advertising for electronic cigarettes has found the adverts are hitting school-aged children. This runs contrary to assurances provided by manufacturers of the devices. …

Man Suffers Third Degree Burns When E-Cigarette Battery Bursts [VIDEO]
CBS Local - January 11, 2016

A Wise County father was taken to Parkland Hospital in Dallas with second and third degree burns after a battery from an e-cigarette caught fire in his pocket. Jeremy Green, 34, thought e-cigarettes would be a healthier smoking alternative when he started using them a few years ago. "I've done it every day for a long ...

He Was Taking a Break & Went to Make a Sandwich. Then He Felt a 'Fountain of Fire' in His Pocket
IJ Review - January 11, 2016

In an effort to quit smoking, Garrett Preston turned to a popular trend to curb his cravings for a cigarette. But, as KVAL News reports, the 19-year-old's personal vaporizer, or "vape mod," turned out to be even more of a health hazard itself. Patterson recalls making a sandwich after finishing his first full shift at Dunkin Donuts, when he suddenly felt a "fountain of fire" bursting from his left pocket. …

Did e-cigarette explode in his pocket? User sues manufacturer, seller
MyNewsLA.com - January 11, 2016

A man sued the manufacturer and seller of an e- cigarette Monday, saying that he suffered serious burns after the battery in the device exploded in his pocket. Kevin Endo filed the products liability suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the Vapor Spot. The suit seeks unspecified damages. …

Do you vape? If the answer is yes there's now a smartphone that doubles as an e-cigarette
SiliconANGLE (blog) - January 11, 2016

The rise of electronic cigarettes as an alternative to smoking has been profound over the last five years, and rightfully so, as they provide a safer alternative to ...

Study: E-Cigarettes Could Help Smokers Avoid Weight Gain When They Quit
Daily Caller - January 11, 2016

An experimental study published in the journal Nature found those who quit or cutdown on smoking by using e-cigarettes are less vulnerable to weight gain than those who don't vape during cessation. …

Is it safe for the NHS to hand out e-cigarettes despite evidence of ...
Daily Mail - January 11, 2016

Are electronic cigarettes certified as safe to use? You might think so, given that the Government last week gave the green light for one brand to be prescribed on the NHS to help people to stop smoking. The drug safety watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has awarded a prescription licence to British American Tobacco for its 'e-Voke' device. …

Bill Would Ban Cigarettes, Vaping at California College Campuses
California Healthline - January 11, 2016

Assembly member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) has introduced a bill (AB 1594) that would ban traditional and electronic cigarettes on California State University and community college campuses, theSacramento Bee reports. According to the Bee, the University of California system has enforced a blanket ban on smoking and vaping since 2014. However, individual CSU and community college schools set their own policies for doing so.

Chapman University to go completely smoke-free starting Feb. 1
Chapman University: Happenings (blog) - January 11, 2016

Chapman University has joined the growing list of college campuses that are opting to go completely smoke-free. … the new smoking ban will officially go into effect on Monday, February 1, the first day of Chapman's spring semester, and will cover all areas of the campus not affected by previous smoking bans. The new policy prohibits the on-campus use - including in all outdoor areas of the campus - of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, water pipes, pipes, hookahs, and any other combustible or smoke-generating products or devices. Those who choose to smoke may do so on City of Orange-owned property surrounding the perimeter of the campus. …

Decision to legalise or ban vaping to be known by month's end
The Rakyat Post - January 11, 2016

The governments decision on banning electronic cigarettes, or better known as e-cigarettes will be released by the end of this month, said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin.

E-cigarette brands are growing but face hurdles over 'crass' marketing
Marketing - January 11, 2016

E-cigarettes have faced their fair share of condemnation from the health lobby, politicians and from the Advertising Standards Authority. But in spite of this floundering start, the market is set for growth as vaping becomes more popular and the NHS gets ready to prescribe e-cigarettes for quitting smokers. Could 2016 mark a new era of tobacco (free) advertising?

Pure, Clean Nicotine Experience to Liberate Smokers in 2016
ResponseSource (press release) - January 11, 2016

London, UK, 11 January 2016 With the use of e-cigarettes becoming increasingly restricted and with the Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) market declining, Nicoccino has arrived just in time to provide smokers with a more satisfying pure nicotine experience. Nicoccino is a leaf thin, dissolvable strip that is folded and placed under the lip and against the gum to dissolve and deliver a powerful, instant hot shot of pure, clean nicotine. Smokers feel a hot sensation as the nicotine absorbs, so they know it is working.

Regulating the electronic puff [VIDEO]
The Online Citizen - January 11, 2016

Some say that it is a healthier alternative in comparison to your atypical rolled cigarettes, that it can possibly help one to quit smoking for good (google e-cigs help and theres a whole list of testimonials and so-called research claims ascertaining that). Others say that the trend has brought about more harm to society, it being another Big Tobaccos attempt to glamorize the puff

Professor Warns War On E-Cigarettes Protects Big Tobacco And Kills Smokers
Daily Caller - January 11, 2016

One of the worlds leading anti-tobacco campaigners has come out against many of his former colleagues who are waging a war on e-cigarettes instead of focusing on tobacco harm reduction. Adjunct professor of law at the University of Ottowa and special lecturer with the division of epidemiology and public health at the University of Nottingham, David Sweanor spent more than 30 years fighting tobacco. He was even a pivotal force in persuading the Canadian government to introduce bans on cigarette advertising, higher taxes and smoke-free public places.

Why Do College-aged Young Adults Use E-cigarettes?
HealthNewsDigest.com - January 11, 2016

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Numerous studies have examined the reasons adults use e-cigarettes. But what drives another important group ...

Study: Adolescents Who Find E-Cigarette Ads Effective Are More Likely to Try Them
Newswise (press release) - January 11, 2016

Adolescents are more likely to say they will try electronic cigarettes if they perceive TV ads for these products as effective, according to a new study by RTI International researchers. The study was published recently on the website of the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research. It involved an online survey of more than 5,000 youth between the ages of 13 and 17.

Battery that never burns or explodes invented by Stanford scientists
Market Business News - January 11, 2016

A lithium-ion battery that never burns or explodes it shuts down when the temperature is too high and restarts when it cools down has been created by a team of scientists from Stanford University in California, USA. Electronic cigarettes, which are known to blow up and cause fires if recharged incorrectly, could also become hazard-free. Battery shuts down when it gets too ...

Smartphone With Inbuilt E-Cigarette Unveiled: Report
NDTV - January 11, 2016

Bored of calls, emails, chats and endless Facebook posts with your smartphone? Now offer your friend an electronic puff with this unique magical device that also works like an e-cigarette. Call it bizarre or clever, but a US-based company Vaporcade is offering a smartphone that will allow you to make calls and text as well as smoke your favourite e-cigarette flavours, The Verge reported on Sunday. The Jupiter IO 3 is reportedly the world's first smokeable smartphone with a built-in e-cigarette.

Keeping Kids Fit: E-cigarettes proving harmful to children
Miami Herald - January 11, 2016

Yet, teens are under threat of the most addictive ingredient in tobacco nicotine. New users are being introduced daily. Nicotine is now being sold in colorful containers, disguised with delicious flavors in the form of e-cigarettes, and adolescent use is climbing exponentially. Nicotine, the main active ingredient of e-cigarettes (or regular cigarettes), is addictive and psychoactive. In addition to nicotine, electronic cigarettes contain an aerosol, various additives and flavorings. Though some users mistakenly believe they are inhaling (and exhaling) harmless water vapor, this is not necessarily so. The ingredients vary, are not well reported or researched, and quality regulation is minimal. Studies have begun to suggest that the user, or vaper, and people exposed second-hand are breathing lung irritants, particulate matter, heavy metals, even carcinogens and teratogens, which are chemicals that can harm the unborn.

New law if passed would raise the legal age to buy tobacco in Washington State [VIDEO]
KLEW - January 11, 2016

A new push is on by Washington lawmakers to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. Lawmakers filed a new bill in advance of the Legislative session that begins Monday. Purchase of vaping devices and e-cigarettes by those under 21 would also be banned by the bill.

USF's new tobacco ban is unrealistic
The Oracle - January 10, 2016

USF Tampa is now officially tobacco free, just like the St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses. The facts are irrefutable: smoking kills. But the effectiveness of this ban has yet to be seen. E-cigarettes, for example, do not leave behind a burnt out stub proudly announcing to all that someone is larking about breaking the rule. Once a user finishes his or her artificially flavored vaporizer session, they simply store their cigarette and walk away. The super sly enforcement group will have to literally catch them in the act, which considering the monumental size of the campus, will be nearly impossible to do.

The great vape debate: Should e-cigs be banned in indoor public ...
WalesOnline - January 10, 2016

The journey taken by e-cigarettes over the past few years has been remarkable. From virtually nowhere, we can now find a shop selling them on every high ...

Health agency takes on advertising for electronic cigarettes
KRQE News 13 - January 10, 2016

The nations lead public health agency is focusing its attack on electronic cigarettes on the issue of advertising, saying too many kids see the ads. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released national survey results Tuesday indicating 7 in 10 youths see e-cigarette ads, mostly in stores.

Movement to regulate e-cigs growing
Richmond Register - January 10, 2016

With new studies being released on electronic cigarette usage and the Food and Drug Administration expected to weigh in on safety, 2016 could be a year of change for the e-cig. More than 18 million young people have seen ads for e-cigarettes online, in stores, in magazines, newspapers and movies or on TV, according to a study released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The devices, which convert liquid nicotine into a vapor, were introduced in the mid-2000s and have been gaining in popularity ever since, both for recreational use and as a way to quit smoking analogue cigarettes.

E-cigarette ads reach 7 in 10 young adults, CDC says
East Idaho News - January 10, 2016

A federal report released Tuesday indicated 7 in 10 teens are exposed to e-cigarette advertising in retail stores, the Internet and on TV. And exposure to these ads has young adults who try to avoid the adverse health effects of e-cigarettes in a "Wild West" of sorts. "It's the Wild West out there when it comes to e-cigarette advertising," Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told The Washington Post. "It's no coincidence that as the advertising has skyrocketed, the use of e-cigarettes has skyrocketed."

New policy bans e-cigarettes from campus
Iowa State Daily - January 10, 2016

Because of a resolution to Smoke-Free Campus, Iowa State University officially banned electronic cigarettes on all campus property, which went into effect Jan. ....

Fall 2015 Tobacco Free Initiative Survey shows positive results
The Post - January 10, 2016

After months of being enforced, Ohio University's tobacco-free initiative is showing positive results. The tobacco free initiative includes all nicotine, tobacco-derived and plant-based products including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookah, chew, spit ...

E-cigs banned on public property in Durham
Winston-Salem Journal - January 9, 2016

Starting on New Years Day, e-cigarettes were 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.

Results Of Study On Vape To Be Presented To Cabinet By End Of ...
Bernama - January 9, 2016

LARUT, January 9 (Bernama) -- The results of the study on the use of devices and liquid flavourings for electronic cigarettes or vape will be presented to the Cabinet ...

County OKs anti-tobacco prohibition
Bonner County Daily Bee - January 9, 2016

SANDPOINT - Bonner County is starting the new year with a new policy prohibiting the use of tobacco products on county property. The prohibition applies to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff and electronic cigarettes. With the exception of e-cigarettes, the prohibition does not apply to other tobacco-cessation products.

UK Regulators License e-Voke as Quit-Smoking 'Medicine'
Laurel Leader Call - January 9, 2016

More than two million adults use e-cigarettes in Britain, about a third of whom are ex-smokers and two-thirds current smokers, according to the report, citing ...

The factual haze over vaping
San Diego Union-Tribune - January 9, 2016

On Dec. 29, the UK's Daily Telegraph published a highly inaccurate article on the potential dangers of e-cigarettes. As of Jan. 9, it remains uncorrected.

Council to consider e-cig ban for Ames
Ames Tribune - January 9, 2016

A new ordinance drafted by Ames city staff may decide the future of how electronic cigarettes and other forms of nicotine vaporizers are regulated in the city of Ames. The ordinance will be given to the Ames City Council Tuesday for discussion and possible approval. If the ordinance is adopted by the council Tuesday, all residents of Ames, along with any visitors to the city, will be required under law to abide by the restrictions outlined in the document. Those restrictions would be nearly identical to the laws currently governing the use of tobacco products within city limits, according to Judy Parks, city attorney. In the Iowa Smokefree Air Act, there are a number of places listed where you cant use tobacco, so we just mirrored those exactly, Parks said on Friday.

New laws to take effect in 2016
Los Angeles Times - January 8, 2016

Regulating e-cigarette sales and possession by minors. In November, the City Council approved rules governing electronic cigarettes like traditional cigarettes. ... must carry a tobacco retailers license, and e-cigarette smokers will be held to ...

Placer County doctor appointed to state tobacco committee, warns of dangers of vaping
Auburn Journal - January 8, 2016

Lately, Dr. Robert Oldham has been thinking a lot about e-cigarettes. The health officer and public health director for Placer County didnt realize how thoroughly the products are marketed to young people until his intern showed him a video on social media of millennials brandishing their vapor rings. The message was that smoking is cool, Oldham said. It was very compelling. As Gov. Jerry Browns newest appointee to Californias Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee, Oldham hopes to spread the word about the dangers of e-cigarettes or vaping.

Vaping advocates butt heads with Alaska health officials over e-cigs
Alaska Dispatch News - January 8, 2016

Conley, an e-cigarette advocate from New Jersey, flew into Anchorage this week to ... Brian Penner, deputy manager of the state's Tobacco Prevention and Control ... on the effects of e-cigarettes -- electronic devices that heat flavored liquids, ...

State misled public on hazards of e-cigarettes, vaping advocacy ... [VIDEO]
KTUU.com - January 8, 2016

As the popularity of vaping grows in Alaska and across the country, some groups are saying that there's a lot of misinformation circulating across the state. Greg Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, says the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has been misleading the public about the health effects of using electronic cigarettes.

Misrepresenting Evidence: Chicago's War On E-Cigarettes Plunges To New Low
Daily Caller - January 8, 2016

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.

N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie 'changed mind' on guns; lawmakers ...
NJ.com - January 8, 2016

An Assembly panel approved a bill that would raise the age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarettes in New Jersey from 19 to 21. A Senate committee ...

Law aims to curb smoking by kids
St. Helens Chronicle - January 8, 2016

Beginning Jan. 1, Oregonians may not smoke, aerosolize or vaporize any inhalant in workplaces, restaurants, bars and other indoor public spaces in Oregon. Some area communities have further restricted tobacco use. In June, St. Helens banned smoking and use of inhalant systems in most public places and on city-owned property. ...

School Board should resolve to quit
Suffolk News-Herald - January 8, 2016

Electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity in recent years, and they are not covered by the policy in the same way as traditional forms of tobacco.

Vape fatwa not legally binding on Muslims in M'sia, say lawyers
TODAYonline - January 8, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR The National Fatwa Council's edict that smoking e-cigarettes or vaping is forbidden for Muslims is merely advisory as Islamic religious ...

Lawyers: States have no power to ban vaping
Malay Mail Online - January 8, 2016

Negri Sembilan took a slightly different approach, allowing vape sales to continue but only banning the usage of electronic cigarettes among Muslims. National ...

Teachers union fully supports ban on vaping in schools, educational ...
The Borneo Post - January 8, 2016

SIBU: Sarawak Bumiputera Teachers Union (KGBS) fully supports the prohibition of electronic cigarettes or vapes in schools and other educational ...

E-Cigarette Ads Spur Huge Increase in High Schoolers Who Vape
The Epoch Times - January 8, 2016

E-cigarette use has started to surge in the United States, including a dramatic rise in vaping among youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4.5 percent of high schoolers used electronic cigarettes in 2013, but that rose to 13.4 percent in 2014, meaning vaping has now surpassed cigarette smoking among youth.

New CDC Report Raises More Red Flags on E-cigarette Ads
Northdallasgazette - January 8, 2016

... been stressing for years: More must be done if we are to prevent and reduce youth tobacco use in this country that includes tighter regulation of e-cigarettes.

Kylie Jenner Blows Vape Smoke Rings, Is Basically Gandalf
MarieClaire.com - January 8, 2016

Like many ancient old men before her, Kylie Jenner has taken up the habit of blowing casual smoke rings. Only, instead of puffing on a pipe like Gandalf and/or ...

Watch! Is Kylie Jenner Smoking Marijuana From Vape While Driving?
Newzy - January 8, 2016

Fans commented on the Snapchat video, expressing their disappointment in the reality star. While the gadgets can be used to inhale cannabis, they are more ...

Why E-cigs are Gaining Popularity among Smoking Addicts?
PDF Devices - January 8, 2016

People who are not allowed to smoke in prohibited areas such as airplanes, parks etc are allowed to use electronic cigarettes to quench the desire.

Chicago Tribune: Winning the war against teen smoking
Lima Ohio - January 8, 2016

Researchers are quick to note that this isn't all good news, that some kids have switched from cigarettes to vaping e-cigarettes over the past few years.

Editorial: Snuff out e-cigarettes ads aimed at kids
Chicago Sun-Times - January 7, 2016

As the dollars spent on electronic cigarette advertising have grown over the ... the Respiratory Health Association and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids all ...

Counterpoint: Quit blowing smoke on e-cigarette dangers
Chicago Sun-Times - January 7, 2016

Since 2011, teen smoking has declined at a rapid rate that outpaces any prior fall in American history. Moreover, after virtually stagnating from 2004 through 2009, we also have seen adult smoking plummet over the last five years.

Vaping, the smoking solution govt's hate
Windsor Star - January 7, 2016

From its infancy in 2003, the market for e-cigarettes has skyrocketed. It is now estimated to be a $3.5 billion dollar business worldwide. As someone who hates ...

Use of Electronic Cigarettes May Not Be Any Safer Than Smoking ...
Oncology Nurse Advisor - January 7, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration does not regulate e-cigarettes the same as it does conventional tobacco products. However, it has issued warnings of ...

Reynolds establishes R&D unit for next-generation nicotine
ECigIntelligence - January 7, 2016

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

Reader Opinion: Thanks to Baxter
Brainerd Daily Dispatch - January 7, 2016

On behalf of CentraCare Health, we would like to congratulate the city of Baxter for amending their current tobacco ordinance to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in all indoor public places. "E-cigarettes undercut smoke-free policies, which have a community-wide public health benefit," says Edward P. Ehlinger, MD, MSPH, Minnesota Commissioner of Health. A poll conducted by ClearWay MN found that 79 percent of Minnesotans support prohibiting e-cigarettes in workplaces and other public places where cigarette use is currently banned. ...

Great Falls Public Schools recognized for tobacco-free policy
KFBB NewsChannel 5 - January 7, 2016

The Great Falls Public Schools (GFPS) district is being recognized for its tobacco-free policy and has now joined the ranks of other schools across the treasure state. GFPS has been enforcing Montana's tobacco-free school provision of the 2005 clean indoor act, n which the school district prohibits use of tobacco on school property or at school sponsored events. This includes use of any form of electronic cigarette as well, and thanks to the 'no tobacco enforcement,' the school district has been added to the list of Montana Tobacco-Free School Districts of Excellence.

Should Massachusetts raise the the minimum age to purchase ...
The Boston Globe - January 7, 2016

Increase the minimum sales age to 21 for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, and you decrease the number of nicotine-addicted youth. That's important ...

Somerville Increases Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21
Patch.com - January 7, 2016

Consumers will have to be 21 years old or older to purchase tobacco products in Somerville as of Mar. 15. The city of Somerville has raised the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21 under rules recently adopted by the Somerville Board of Health, reports The Boston Globe. John Laidler, who broke the story exclusively on The Boston Globe reports: The rules, effective March 15, also bar sales of e-cigarettes to those under 21 and prohibit the sale of tobacco products or e-cigarettes in pharmacies.

Lawrence considers banning tobacco use in parks
6News Lawrence - January 7, 2016

In efforts to make Lawrence a healthier community, the city is looking to ban tobacco use at local parks. The policy would include electronic cigarettes, smokeless or any other type of nicotine product. City officials say there are several benefits to making parks ...

Lockport OKs moratorium on future smoke and vape shops
Suburban Life Publications - January 7, 2016

According to the FDA's website, "electronic cigarettes, also known as ... to any product meeting the legal definition of tobacco, including e-cigarettes. ... them away from parks and schools as well as requiring a special use permit, Thanas said.

Bill to Raise Tobacco & E-Cig Purchasing Age from 19 to 21 Clears ...
Bergen Dispatch - January 7, 2016

"The emergence of electronic cigarettes as an alternative to tobacco and the rapid rise in their popularity has posed a unique allure for teens," said Lampitt ...

Vaping, the smoking solution govt's hate
Windsor Star - January 7, 2016

The New York City Council on Thursday will vote on a bill that would add electronic cigarettes to the city's strict smoking ban. If the Mayor Bloomberg backed ban ...

Counterpoint: Quit blowing smoke on e-cigarette dangers
Chicago Sun-Times - January 7, 2016

Many public health advocates, including a dozen health nonprofits in the United Kingdom, believe that e-cigarettes and vapor products have played a key role in ...

E-Cigarette Vapor Exposure May Damage DNA, Cause Cancer
TestCountry.com (blog) - January 7, 2016

Earlier studies have discovered the adverse health effects of e-cigarettes and the vapor that the products emit. New research delved into this idea further, saying ...

'No vaping in non-smoking areas'
The Star (my) - January 7, 2016

The Negri Sembilan government has decided to ban vaping in non-smoking areas although it has refused to prohibit the selling of vapes and e-cigarettes in the state. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said his administration concurred with the state…

E-cigarette law changes this May - how will it affect you
Thanet Gazette - January 7, 2016

From May 20, laws will be standardised across the EU making changes to the sizes of the liquid bottles you can buy and restricting how much nicotine they can ...

A Look Back at 2015's Cigarette, Tobacco and Vapor Taxes
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet) - January 6, 2016

After only two states increased cigarette tax rates in 2014, eight states enacted higher cigarette and/or tobacco product tax rates in 2015. At the same time, 16 state legislatures failed to pass proposed cigarette and/or tobacco tax increases. The eight…

E-Cigarette Explodes Causing Crash On I-65
WBIW 1340 AM (Bedford, IN) - January 6, 2016

was traveling north on I-65 in a 2010 Freightliner when his electronic cigarette he was smoking malfunctioned and exploded injuring Starainich's face. He then lost control of the semi, causing it to go off the right side of the roadway striking a guardrail

E-cigarettes and the tobacco companies
The Guardian - January 6, 2016

So the University of Rochester found that flavouring in e-cigarettes can deliver free radicals (DNA-damaging, cancer-causing agents), heavy metals and ...

FDA Could Trigger Massive E-Cig Black Market, Turn Vapers Back ...
Daily Caller - January 6, 2016

Under the second scenario, all e-cigarette products would be banned with the ... legally but all e-liquid and e-cigarettes would be tobacco or menthol flavored.

Reynolds creates subsidiary with focus on innovations
Winston-Salem Journal - January 6, 2016

Port may be the most intriguing of the Vuse product extensions. It features a "dock and lock" closed format that allows for refillable vapor liquid products to be inserted into a Vuse cartridge. Reynolds has described it "as the vapor tank system re-imag

Experts blast study suggesting e-cigarettes could be deadly
The New Daily - January 6, 2016

But University of Sydney Emeritus Professor in social medicine and tobacco ... about it that e-cigarettes are going to be far less dangerous than cigarette smoking that is ... Without a prescription, possession and use of the product is against the law. ... recommending a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and from use in ..

Health Agency Focused Its Attack On Electronic Cigarettes ...
National Daily Press - January 6, 2016

There are bans on TV commercials and some other types of marketing for regular ... decades of progress," said Brian King, a CDC expert on smoking issues. ... Cigarette sales to minors are banned nationwide; most states now ban the sale of ...

Report Finds That As E-Cigarette Ad Spending Increases So Does ...
The Consumerist - January 6, 2016

... the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, tells NBC News. "It shouldn't be a surprise that youth use of e-cigarettes has skyrocketed when kids are being inundated ...

Greenwood Village bans use of electronic smoking devices
The Villager - January 6, 2016

01-16 bans the use of these devices anywhere that smoking cigarettes, pipes or ... bridge product to cigarette smoking, is their growing popularity with young people. ... said Maura Proser, chronic disease, injury and tobacco prevention manager. ... In its role as the Greenwood Village Liquor Licensing Authority, City Council ...

Shawn Harrison files 'vaping' ban bill
Florida Politics (blog) - January 6, 2016

In 2003, the Legislature OK'd an addition to the law that bans smoking in workplaces. Also, Florida lawmakers in 2014 outlawed the sale of e-cigarettes to ...

E-Cigarette Explodes Causing Crash On I-65
WBIW 1340 AM (Bedford, IN) - January 6, 2016

was traveling north on I-65 in a 2010 Freightliner when his electronic cigarette he was smoking malfunctioned and exploded injuring Starainich's face. He then lost control of the semi, causing it to go off the right side of the roadway striking a guardrail...

Somerville raises age to purchase tobacco to 21
Boston Globe - January 6, 2016

The legal age to purchase tobacco products in Somerville will rise to 21 under new rules recently adopted by the Board of Health. The rules, effective March 15, also bar sales of e-cigarettes to those under 21 and prohibit the sale of tobacco products or...

Baxter City Council approves e-cigarette restrictions
Brainerd Daily Dispatch - January 6, 2016

A trio of Baxter City Council members Tuesday heard from residents opposed to an ordinance aimed at electronic cigarettes and devices.... The council voted unanimously in favor of passing the ordinance restricting e-cigarettes. About 11 people attended ...

Durham County Bans E-Cigarette Use In Public Places
Chapelboro.com - January 6, 2016

The ban will make it illegal to use e-cigarettes in places such as sidewalks, parks ... and other public property, except where there is a permitted smoking section.

City officials in Muskogee to vote on proposal to ban e-cigarette ...
kjrh.com - January 6, 2016

The City of Muskogee will be voting on whether to ban e-cigarettes from its property ... It would modify an existing ordinance that bans smoking tobacco on the ...

Thumbs down: Too little known about e-cigarettes
Huntington Herald Dispatch - January 6, 2016

Public health officials in West Virginia remain skeptical about the safety of electronic cigarettes, saying there is not yet enough known about the impact on users ...

New year, new laws for businesses
Portland Tribune - January 5, 2016

In theory, vape pens put out less nicotine and more flavor than the small e-cigs. Although not as bad for the lungs as smoke, vape pens still deliver nicotine, ...

Daviess Co. Jail bans inmate e-cigarettes after small fire
WAVE 3 - January 5, 2016

A fire at the Daviess County jail sparks a policy change when it comes to e-cigarettes. Jail officials tell us a deputy was watching the jail's security camera ...

New regulations, studies mean future of e-cigs still up in the air
Tahlequah Daily Press - January 5, 2016

Because e-cigarettes are not currently marketed either as tobacco products or as ... things about e-cigs is they don't need lots of advertising to show people their ... and from the day I started vaping, I haven't had a cigarette since, and that's not ...

Teen burns leg after e-cigarette explodes in pants pocket
Orange County Register - January 5, 2016

A 19-year-old burned his leg Monday after an e-cigarette exploded in his pocket and caught fire while at his grocery store job in Ladera Ranch. The teen, a resident of Coto de Caza, was arriving at work at an Albertsons in the 27700 block of Crown Valle...

E-cigarette sparks jail fire ($$)
Owensboro Messenger Inquirer - January 5, 2016

A fire started by a shorted-out electronic cigarette caused an evacuation of cells but only minor damage Monday at the Daviess County Detention Center. Firefighters were called to the detention center shortly before noon to a report of a fire in Buildin...

New ban on E-cigarette might impact poor smokers
NewsTonight.net Magazine - January 5, 2016

According to a new study, a new strict ban on sale of e-cigarettes containing nicotine in New Zealand might impact the poor smokers trying to quit the habit. The ban might make it harder for the poorest in the country from giving up tobacco. Some research...

CDC worries e-cigarette ads influencing middle schoolers
Consumer Affairs - January 5, 2016

In its most recent Vital Signs report, the CDC notes e-cigarette ads use many of the same themes - independence, rebellion, and sex - used to sell cigarettes and other conventional tobacco products. That's of concern, the CDC says, because it has found...

E-cigarettes deliver sufficient nicotine to suppress smoking desire and reduce tobacco withdrawal symptoms in smokers, comparable to Nicorette FONTEM VENTURES
EurekAlert - January 5, 2016

The study, conducted by Fontem Ventures scientists, used a prototype vaping product with two percent nicotine concentration - the maximum limit prescribed by the EU Tobacco Products Directive - and found it delivered sufficient nicotine to suppress smoki...

E-cigarette sparks jail fire ($$)
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer - January 5, 2016

A fire started by a shorted-out electronic cigarette caused an evacuation of cells but only minor damage Monday at the Daviess County Detention Center. Firefighters were called to the detention center shortly before noon to a report of a fire in Buildin...

E-Cigarette Users To Politicians In 2016 Elections: I Vape, I Vote.
Blasting News - January 4, 2016

Consumer organizations like Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA), The Vaping Militia and Not Blowing Smoke are rallying ...

Will e-cigarettes be available on the NHS?
BT.com - January 4, 2016

The UK medicines regulator has awarded a licence to an electronic cigarette ... said: The medicines regulator the MHRA is responsible for licensing products for ... reported last year that e-cigarettes are 95% safer than smoking tobacco.

New vaping laws: Everything you need to know
The Independent - January 4, 2016

2015 saw e-cigs hit the mainstream as Britons took up vaping in droves. It's believed that a staggering 2.6 million adults in Britain currently use e-cigs and the ...

Malacca to ban sale and use of vape
The Rakyat Post - January 4, 2016

The Malacca government has decided to ban the sale and use of vape or electronic cigarettes in the state in keeping with the edict of the National Fatwa Council ...

Vaping no danger to bystanders
Toronto Star - January 4, 2016

As a doctoral candidate writing a dissertation on e-cigarette science, policy and politics, I was interested in your editorial. In arguing that the Ontario government should not postpone a ban on vaping in public spaces, you voiced oft-heard concerns about electronic cigarettes for which no scientific justifications exist, and gave a misleading picture of the current evidence.

Vaping really isn't as harmful for your cells as smoking
New Scientist - January 4, 2016

E-cigarettes can cause cancer; Vaping no better than smoking: headlines last week challenged the idea that electronic cigarettes are safer than conventional cigarettes, after findings emerged that their vapour damaged and killed human cells.

Tough decisions await FDA on e-cigarettes, generic drugs
The Boston Globe - January 4, 2016

The FDAs proposal to oversee electronic cigarettes will likely be finalized in 2016. The so-called deeming rule would extend the agencys authority to regulate e-cigarettes, and likely require pre-market review of the devices a process that is used to determine whether potentially risky products are safe. The FDA is also expected to ban e-cigarette sales to minors under age 18 and require labels stating that they contain nicotine. ...

California Lawmakers Return to the Capitol to Tackle Leftover Business
Techwire.net - January 4, 2016

Leno and medical groups including the American Lung Assn. of California dispute that electronic cigarettes are a safe alternative to smoking and say one can ...

The Great Hawaii Smoke Out
Honolulu Civil Beat - January 4, 2016

Hawaii rang in the new year by becoming the first state in the nation to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. Under the new law, stores caught selling cigarettes, e-cigarettes or other tobacco products to anyone under 21 can be fined between $500 and $2,000. Additionally, any minor caught purchasing or possessing such products will face fines between $10 and $50, as well as community service.

First licensed e-cigarettes to become available on NHS
International Business Times UK - January 3, 2016

The electronic cigarettes will be prescribed alongside other quitting aids like nicotine patches and gum. The first license to be prescribed was given to e-Voke, ...

New Zealand government urged to loosen e-cigarette rules
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation - January 3, 2016

Some New Zealand tobacco researchers are calling for the government to allow e-cigarettes containing small amounts of nicotine to be sold here, in the same way nicotine patches are. ...

E-cig reporting: What went wrong?
San Diego Sun Times - January 3, 2016

Science journalism ended the year on a down note, with widespread misreporting of a study from San Diego researchers on the risk of electronic cigarettes. ...

E-cigarettes good or bad? New study finds vaping is not a better alternative to tobacco smoking
ChristianToday - January 3, 2016

When using electronic cigarettes, people are under the impression that they are not causing harm to their health. However, a new study finds that even vapor coming from e-cigarettes can damage healthy cells in the body. The study, published in Journal of Oral Oncology, found that e-cigarette vapors can damage Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and healthy human cells in laboratory studies. This new study contributes to the evidence that e-cigarettes are no less harmful than tobacco. ...

Attorney general is no expert on public health
DesMoinesRegister.com - January 2, 2016

Attorney General Tom Miller is an exceptional lawyer and has done many good things for the people of Iowa. He is not, however, in any respect an expert on public health, including the risks of e-cigarettes. So it is perplexing as to why he has decided to express an opinion on this issue that sounds very much like a tobacco industry commercial. .

DNA study raises new concerns about e-cigarette hazards
The State - January 2, 2016

Heavy exposure to electronic cigarette vapor damages DNA in cell cultures, causing genetic instability that could lead to cancer, according to a study by VA San Diego Healthcare System and University of California, San Diego, researchers.

The year in e-cigarettes: The good, the bad, the reason for optimism
American Enterprise Institute - January 2, 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, electronic cigarettes remain as controversial and as poorly understood among the general public as they were a year ago.

Ontario bans flavored tobacco, sale of e-cigarettes to individuals ...
The Times (subscription) - January 2, 2016

TORONTO A law banning the sale of e-cigarettes to people to under the age of 19 went into effect in Ontario on Friday. Electronic cigarettes are now treated in ...

Indoor Use Of E-Cigarettes No Longer Allowed In Oregon
KLCC FM Public Radio - January 2, 2016

The use of E-Cigarettes, also known as vaping, is no longer allowed indoors in public places in Oregon.

After e-cig led to Ogden house fire, officials say be careful charging them
Standard-Examiner - January 2, 2016

After firefighters determined an exploding e-cigarette caused a Christmas morning house fire last week, officials said that though explosions are relatively uncommon, users should still use caution. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 2.5 million Americans use e-cigarettes and the number is rising quickly. The administration says there were ...

New restrictions on e-cigarettes for vapor shops
ABC FOX Montana News - January 1, 2016

Smoking cigarettes under the age of 18 in Montana is illegal, but there was no law prohibiting minors from purchasing e-cigarettes until now. Under Senate Bill 66, vapor shops are no longer allowed to sell to minors, leaving some shops worried about how this will effect their revenue.The same law also means vapor shops are now required to purchase a five dollar license which allows them to sell either alternative nicotine products or vapor products.

Vapor lock: New law bans use of e-cigarettes indoors in public places
The Register-Guard - January 1, 2016

Ridley, now owner of two Eugene vapor bars, is in a situation laced with irony he opened his second store to the general public on January . 1, the same day e-cigarettes fall under the Clean Air Act, and Oregonians are no longer able to vape in indoor public places. The rest of the regulations that unfolded as part of House Bill 2546, signed by Gov. Kate Brown in the 2015 regular legislative session, apply not only to areas such as workplaces, restaurants and bars, but also in specifically designated vape stores approved by the Oregon Health Authority. Additionally, e-cigarette smokers must maintain a 10-foot distance from entrances, exits and openings to establishments, as is the case with cigarette smokers. Our flavor bar that weve invested so much time and money in goes to waste, Ridley said.

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 ...

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]

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

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

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 ...

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

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 r