Electronic Cigarettes News Archive

Exploring SA's Fledgling Vaping Scene
San Antonio Current (blog) - June 17, 2015

When Kimberley Velasquez started vaping six years ago, electronic cigarettes were scarce in San Antonio. Velasquez, director of inbound sales at Career Point ...

Fightin Phils add ballpark vape lounge
Ballpark Digest - June 17, 2015

While smoking has been prohibited inside FirstEnergy Stadium for several years, as per a City of Reading Ordinance, the Reading Fightin Phils have always felt ...

Forum editorial: ND law is clear on e-cigs
INFORUM? - June 17, 2015

It's been stressed before, but in light of the growing use of e-cigarettes by youth and adults, ..

E-cigarettes get break
East Side Review News - June 17, 2015

And, taking exception to Tartan High School students who testified in support of the ban for their anti-smoking advocacy group, Sindt said e-cigarettes offer an ...

Nicotine poisonings rise in Minn. youth
Winona Post - June 17, 2015

With sweet smelling flavors reminiscent of watermelon, gummy bears and cotton candy, there's a reason why nicotine poisonings by e-cigarettes and e-juice are ...

E-cigarettes included in new Michigan State campus-wide ban of ...
MLive.com - June 17, 2015

EAST LANSING - Use of any tobacco product - including e-cigarettes and other vaporizers - will be banned on Michigan State's campus starting in August ...

E-Cigarette use in indoor public areas banned in Washtenaw County
Heritage Newspapers - June 17, 2015

Tobacco specialty shops and retailers specializing in e-cigarettes or other electronic smoking devices will be exempt from the changes, which also won't ...

Kansas e-cig tax could e-vape-orate the industry
Watchdog.org - June 17, 2015

UP IN SMOKE: An impending tax on e-cigarettes could harm businesses that sell them. ... Les Donovan introduced an additional tax on electronic cigarettes.

Zoeller asks feds to regulate e-cigarettes
nwitimes.com - June 16, 2015

"Providing the same regulation of e-cigarettes as we do other tobacco products ... E-cigarettes work by heating liquid nicotine into a vapor that often is artificially ...

Greenwood cracking down on smoking in parks
Fox 59 - June 16, 2015

The parking lot is on city property, where smoking is already banned. ... On June 1, the council voted to add e-cigarettes to the city's existing ban on smoking in ...

Attleboro outlaws sale of e-cigs to minors
The Sun Chronicle - June 16, 2015

ATTLEBORO - The window is closing fast for city kids who buy a variety of nicotine-laced products, ranging from electronic cigarettes to gum. City councilors ...

Anne Michaud: Vaping is a new rite of passage for teens
Lincoln Journal Star - June 16, 2015

But unlike smoking, vaping has no cancer-causing tar, and the nicotine ... The country of Wales just outlawed vaping in public places that ban tobacco use, including pubs, restaurants and offices. The state of Nevada banned sales to minors.

Ohio Senate OKs restrictions for e-cigarette liquid
AP - Associated Press - June 16, 2015

Ohio senators have passed a bill to require liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes to be sold in child-resistant packaging. …

Reuters: Electronic Cigarette Use Soars in 2015
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet) - June 16, 2015

n online Reuters/Ipsos poll of 5,679 Americans suggests electronic-cigarette usage is significantly higher than government estimates. ... Although the Reuters data may not support e-cigs as a cessation device, vaping products could threaten sales of more

GLANTZ: More evidence that e-cigs are depressing quitting smoking in the real world
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - June 16, 2015

American Journal of Public Health that adds to the evidence that e-cigarette use is depressing quitting smoking cigarettes. This paper follows several hundred college students over 3 years...authors found that among young adults who were smoking at base…

UN Aviation Agency Bans E-Cigarettes in Checked Bags
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr) - June 16, 2015

The International Civil Aviation Organization announced Monday a ban on e-cigarettes in checked baggage, following reports they have sparked fires in the cargo area of aircrafts. Airline passengers and crew are encouraged instead to carry the devices in

From headphones to e-cigs and vaccines, American Medical ...
Charleston Post Courier - June 16, 2015
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From headphones to e-cigs and vaccines, American Medical Association issues policies on prevention. Jun 16 2015 6:00 am. The AMA is asking for a warning ...

Vaping advocate says Howard council should take inspiration from ...
Baltimore Sun - June 16, 2015

A law passed by the Baltimore City Council last November bans smoking of electronic cigarettes in most of the city's public places, with an exception for bars and ...

E-cigs with nicotine could help women quit smoking - NZ research
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz) - June 16, 2015

But the required nicotine-containing liquid was not legally for sale in this country, although electronic cigarettes were, said study co-author Professor Randolph Grace from the Canterbury University Psychology Department. Some people were ordering the

New study finds E-cigarettes may increase nicotine dependence and attractiveness of smoking
Brisbane (QLD) Times (au) - June 16, 2015

A new study has found a chemical additive commonly found in e-cigarettes could play a role in tobacco dependence and increase the attractiveness of smoking among youth. The study, published in the Tobacco Control journal, examined the role of pyrazine a

Should You Smoke Your E-Cigarette at Your Desk?
MainStreet - June 16, 2015

NEW YORK (MainStreet) - The burning question for many employees who have switched to vaping their electronic cigarettes is whether their boss will allow ...

A Warning to Pet Owners Who Use E-Cigarettes
Care2.com - June 16, 2015

As electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming more popular, exposures to animals are increasing as the types of exposures have changed. E-cigarettes ...

Technology advances keep midstate school leaders ever vigilant
Macon Telegraph (blog) - June 16, 2015

"I had a new student come in and wanted to know if they could have electronic cigarettes," she said. "The schools have had to deal with that a little bit more this ...

Iowa City Council considers including e-cigarettes in tobacco policy
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette - June 16, 2015

On Tuesday, the City Council will hold the first of three readings for a public health and safety ordinance that would fill in the gaps of the 2008 Iowa Smokefree Air Act and city code, which prohibit smoking tobacco products in almost all public places ...

Vaping advocate says Howard council should take inspiration from ...
Baltimore Sun - June 16, 2015

A law passed by the Baltimore City Council last November bans smoking of electronic cigarettes in most of the city's public places, with an exception for bars and ...

House Passes Bill to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
WTAJ - June 16, 2015

That includes all electronic cigarettes and other related vaping products. The bill would add nicotine delivery products to the list of tobacco products that are ...

Opinions clash on expanding indoor smoking ban to e-cigarettes
PennLive.com - June 16, 2015

Pennsylvania's indoor smoking ban could expand to electronic cigarette users if a ... Electronic cigarettes similarly would be banned in those scenarios as well.

Store owner asks Mercer County BOH to reconsider e-cigarette ...
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - June 16, 2015

Under an amended clean air ordinance recently passed by the board of health, e-cigarettes would be limited to the same places where smoking regular cigarettes is allowed. One part of the ... The ordinances were amended June 10.

Editorial: E-cigarette ban model others should follow
Greenfield Daily Reporter - June 15, 2015

Greenwood included electronic cigarettes or vaping in the current smoking ban, which prohibits smoking in certain public places, including restaurants, building ...

Wayne County supervisors target E-cigarettes
Finger Lakes Times - June 15, 2015

In extending the ban to E-cigarettes, the law cites preliminary studies suggesting ... traditional tobacco products are banned, the use of E-cigarettes causes fear, ... laws governing indoor smoking bans and create an enforcement 'nightmare' by ...

A local look at new laws out of this legislative session
Knoe.com - June 15, 2015

That tax also will raise the price of e-cigarettes and vapor products. And some of you aren't too happy about it. "I think they should have balanced the budget by ...

Editorial: E-cigarette ban model others should follow
Greenfield Daily Reporter - June 15, 2015

Greenwood included electronic cigarettes or vaping in the current smoking ban, which prohibits smoking in certain public places, including restaurants, building ...

Ban Flavored E-cigarettes?
Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog (blog) - June 15, 2015

Cities and states around the country are considering banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The city of Minneapolis, for instance, is considering legislation on the issue this week. In my letter to the bills sponsors I explain why doing so would actually undermine public health. ...

Possible e-cig ban
UI The Daily Iowan - June 15, 2015

Electronic-cigarette users may soon find themselves vaping under the same rules as cigarette smokers in Iowa City. At its meeting Tuesday, the Iowa City City Council will hold the first of three votes on whether to prohibit using e-cigarettes in places where it is currently illegal to smoke traditional cigarettes.

E-cigarettes a safer choice? Think again
India Today - June 15, 2015

A simple search on the internet for electronic, or e-cigarettes, throws up a wide variety of choices of online shopping sites to buy them from. Often marketed as ...

Buckland convenience store fined for selling E-cigarette to minor
MassLive.com - June 15, 2015

Ayers said e-cigarette, electronic cigarettes that have no tobacco but deliver nicotine, have become increasingly popular. "They're continuing to be a problem," ...

RI Senate passes e-cigarettes bill
Legal News Line - June 15, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - The Rhode Island State Senate recently passed a bill that requires child-resistant packaging for electronic cigarettes, ...

Fannin County commissioners adopt ordinance banning smoking & vaping
KXII-TV - June 15, 2015

FANNIN COUNTY, Texas -- The City of Bonham banned smoking in public places in May, and now Fannin County is following suite. Monday morning commissioners voted to adopt the same smoking ordinance Bonham is enforcing. It is now illegal to smoke and vape in county buildings.

So where can you still vape?
BBC Online - June 15, 2015

... The train company is the latest in a long list of organisations to ban "vaping". It joins sports stadiums, high street shops and some hospitals. The bans are controversial. In most cases, they aren't on health or legal grounds, but for the comfort of ...

Is Vaping E-Liquid Really Safer Than Smoking Tobacco?
The Inquisitr - June 14, 2015

Nicotine is an alkaloid which is found in tobacco plants and all the nicotine in electronic cigarettes is extracted from these plants. While nicotine does have ...

Add e-cigarettes to Clean Air Act
Albany Times Union ( blog) - June 14, 2015

There is other important legislation waiting to be passed as well A.5955-A/S.2202-A. This legislation would add e-cigarettes to the state's Clean Indoor Air Act, ...

Bridgeville library adding more honorary bricks
Tribune-Review - June 14, 2015

The smoking of electronic cigarettes indoors could be limited in Pennsylvania under a House bill that will receive a hearing at 11 a.m. Monday before the House ...

Tobacco debate will be relit Tuesday night
Worcester Telegram - June 13, 2015

In Worcester, the City Council appears poised to adopt additional regulations governing smoking and the sale of tobacco products in the city. The city has had a tobacco control ordinance in place since 2011. Two amendments that should have an impact include one prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes or e-cigars wherever smoking is currently prohibited, and another that includes those products in the definition of tobacco products.

E-Cigarettes Cause Dependence Just Like Tobacco
Capitalberg - June 13, 2015

The journal Tobacco Control published a striking piece on this subject, and it seems that the results are not satisfying at all. There is a substance nameD pyrazine, which is extremely addictive, that is to be found even in low-tar ones. So, bad, bad news! This substance explains actually why so many people that trying to quit smoking are not at all successful in doing so.

Expansion of Pennsylvania's indoor smoking ban to be revisited
PennLive.com - June 12, 2015

The House of Representative's Health Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday to revisit the issue of expanding the state's Clean Indoor Air Act and close exemption loopholes. Under Murt's amendment, the indoor smoking ban would be extended to bars with food sales making up less than 20 percent of total sales, casino gaming floors, hotel rooms, outdoor patio areas at food or drinking establishments and private clubs. Use of electronic cigarettes would also be banned in those scenarios as well.

Dakota County news briefs: Lakeville residents can weigh in on e-cigarettes
Minneapolis Star Tribune - June 12, 2015

Lakeville residents who want to express their opinions on the length of the mayors term and extending restrictions on indoor smoking to e-cigarettes can do so at the City Council meeting Monday.

Signs of the times: E-cigs not welcome in Coquitlam facilities
The Tri-City News - June 12, 2015

Anyone looking to light up an e-cigarette or a personal vaporizer in a civic building or outdoor pool area in Coquitlam will be asked to take it outside. Signs are expected to go up in the coming weeks prohibiting the devices, which simulate smoking but, unlike traditional cigarettes, only emit vapours, not smoke. The popularity of the products has outpaced government regulation and rules about where a person can vape are still unclear.

Increased PEI tobacco restrictions unnecessary, says retailer
CBC.ca - June 12, 2015

The legislation tabled Tuesday would ban flavoured tobacco and treat e-cigarettes like other tobacco products. Advocates of the new rules say surveys show ...

Editorial: Get a grip on e-cigarettes
Calgary Herald - June 12, 2015

E-cigarettes are often used by smokers to kick or reduce their habit. But while the devices are a big improvement over tobacco, and reportedly far less hazardous ...

E-Cigarettes Maker Models Supply Chain on Electronics Industry
Wall Street Journal - June 12, 2015

VMR Products LLC, a leading manufacturer of electronic cigarettes, is taking cues on supply chain management from consumer electronics manufacturers like Apple Inc.

Pregnant women may be unaware of possible e-cigarette risks
Jamestown Sun - June 12, 2015

Almost half of the group of 316 pregnant women also believed e-cigarettes were less harmful to their fetuses than traditional cigarettes, when in fact the safety of ...

Vaping, other smoking alternatives are gaining popularity and helping some kick the habit
AL.com - June 12, 2015

Perhaps nothing sends people to the fainting couch faster than smoking these days. Heck, just the idea someone within a country mile might be puffing away on anything resembling a lung dart is enough to give some a scorching case of the vapors. Maybe that's why this activity is called "vaping" in the first place.

Delaware Senate passes indoor e-cigarette ban
The News Journal - June 12, 2015

Senate lawmakers passed legislation Thursday that adds e-cigarette devices to Delaware's Clean Indoor Air Act, but would exempt vape shops from such a ban. The measure, which passed 13-7, with one not voting, saw several amendments defeated. One would have exempted cigar shops from the ban, and another would have exempted taprooms and taverns. The measure now heads to Gov. Jack Markell, who has said he will sign the bill.

Lawmakers agree to tax changes as part of budget deal
New Orleans CityBusiness (blog) - June 12, 2015

Here is a list of the bills included in the package, passed this week, and what they will do: CIGARETTES: Increase Louisianas cigarette tax by 50 cents per pack, raising it to 86 cents per pack, less than originally sought by the Senate and more than originally sought by the House. Also raises taxes on e-cigarettes and vapor products. (House Bill 119)

Montgomery County: public e-cigarette ban now in effect
ABC2 News - June 12, 2015

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - It is now illegal to smoke electronic cigarettes in Montgomery County in public places. A bill banning electronic cigarette use in public places where traditional tobacco smoking was already banned passed the Montgomery County Council in March and goes into effect Friday.

Cancer Society Praises Westchester's New E-Cigarette Law
The Daily Voice - June 12, 2015

The American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network is praising a new Westchester County law that will control the use of e-cigarettes. County Executive Rob Astorino signed into law a bill that will limit the places e-cigarettes can be used.

Is Pittsburgh's e-cigarette culture flourishing?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - June 12, 2015

Mike Chroma stood behind a glass counter displaying batteries, small tanks and mouthpiece-shaped drip atomizers all parts to electronic cigarettes. He walked to the back counter to answer a ringing phone under a line of shelves containing various e-liquids.

Janesville City Council to consider banning e-cigarette use on city ...
Janesville Gazette - June 11, 2015

After a string of complaints about e-cigarette use inside Hedberg Public Library and the senior center, the city will consider banning use of the devices in city and school buildings.

Vaping added to Mercer County Clean Indoor Air ordinance
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - June 11, 2015

BLUEFIELD - Mercer County users of electronic nicotine devices, also known as vaping devices, will now have to limit their vaping to areas designated for smoking in public. Electronic nicotine devices, also known as e-cigarettes, were added Wednesday to Mercer Countys indoor air regulations. The Mercer County Board of Health voted unanimously to add e-cigarettes and their definition to the county ordinances regulating smoking in public places.

Iowa City Council to vote on e-cigarette ban next week
Iowa City Press Citizen - June 11, 2015

The Iowa City Council next week will consider a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes in places where it's illegal to smoke tobacco products.

Will E-Cigarettes Replace Traditional Cigarettes?
Benzinga - June 11, 2015

The popularity of vaporizer pens, or e-cigarettes, has soared over the past few years, as smoking bans have been enacted and public preferences have shifted ...

Additives in light and e-cigarettes may harm efforts to 'kick the butt'
Business Standard - June 11, 2015

A new study has revealed that pyrazine additives in low tar "light" and e-cigarettes may be reinforcing the addictive qualities of nicotine and should be strictly ...

Revealed - why e-cigarettes can't really help you quit smoking
TheHealthSite - June 11, 2015

Washington, Jun 11: A new study has revealed that pyrazine additives in low tar 'light' and e-cigarettes may be reinforcing the addictive qualities of nicotine and ...

E-cigarette company moving to Mesa over tax fights
azcentral.com - June 11, 2015

According to a new study, vapor from electronic cigarettes harms human cells in a way ... tried unsuccessfully to treat and tax e-cigarettes more like traditional tobacco. ... Critics say young people are drawn to sweet-flavored juices sold in vape ...

Treating e-cigs like tobacco
Chico News & Review - June 11, 2015

Some people view electronic cigarettes as a healthier alternative to tobacco. Not Natalie. She joined KLEANKids Leading Everyone Against Nicotineat Bidwell Junior High. As the year progressed, she learned more about e-cigarettes.

Smoking ban for city parks moves forward
Journal Advocate - June 11, 2015

STERLING - The City of Sterling Parks, Library and Recreation Board is moving forward with a non-smoking policy for parks. He provided the board with a packet of information about smoking and e-cigarettes from Northeast Colorado Health Department and asked them to provide ...

Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center becomes tobacco-free ...
McDuffie Mirror - June 11, 2015

In an effort to encourage health care workers to put down their cigarettes, Fort Gordons Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center becomes tobacco-free June 30. Eisenhowers new policy bans use of all nicotine products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless and chewing tobacco, in addition to electronic cigarettes, on the hospital campus and outlying buildings, according to a news release. It applies to all employees, patients and visitors.

FHSU to enforce campus-wide tobacco ban
Hays Daily News - June 11, 2015

For those who smoke, there will no longer be a designated area to light up a cigarette on the Fort Hays State University campus starting July 2016. Actually, all forms of tobacco, whether smoked or smokeless, will officially be prohibited under the upcoming policy. That includes e-cigarettes and vaping devices.

State Sen. Jason Lewis seeks higher taxes on flavored cigars
Wicked Local Winchester - June 11, 2015

More recently, the Board of Health voted to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, blunt wraps and hookah pens, which will take ...

Tougher tobacco laws now in effect in Cambridge
Wicked Local Cambridge - June 11, 2015

The amended ordinance will also treat e-cigarettes as tobacco products. ... and cigarette vending machines; sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes, except ... sale of flavored tobacco products, except menthol, in retail establishments except ...

Nicotine poisonings jump among young kids; MN health officials ... [AUDIO]
Minnesota Public Radio News - June 11, 2015

Armed with data showing a big jump in nicotine poisonings of children, Minnesota health officials Wednesday warned of the dangers of concentrated liquid nicotine found in electronic cigarettes.

Westchester e-cigarette ban signed into law
Mid-Hudson News - June 11, 2015

WHITE PLAINS - Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino has signed into law a measure that adds e-cigarettes to the list of smoking products that are now banned in workplaces, restaurants and bars.

House panel OKs mandate for child-resistant packaging, warning labels on liquids used with e-cigs
Winston-Salem Journal - June 11, 2015

Legislation has cleared a second House step to mandate child-resistant packaging and warning labels on liquids used with electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. The House Commerce and Job Development committee on Wednesday unanimously recommended Senate Bill 286. It now goes to the Judiciary II committee.

E-cigarettes regulations to tighten in PEI
Journal Pioneer - June 11, 2015

E-cigarettes regulations to tighten in P.E.I.. Published on June ... There will also be advertising restrictions for both flavoured tobacco and e-cigarette products.

Students face e-cigarette confusion without formal Calgary Board of Education policy
MetroNews Canada - June 11, 2015

The Calgary Catholic School Division, meanwhile, banned electronic cigarettes from its school properties last year, barring kids from bringing vaporizers to class ...

REHIS call for e-cigarette regulation and enclosed public place ban
stv.tv - June 11, 2015

A leading health organisation has called on Scotland to draft legislation banning the use of electronic cigarettes in enclosed public places. Similar proposals are ...

Research shows most children do not regularly use e-cigarettes
Cancer Research UK - June 11, 2015

The survey in August and September 2014 was the first time questions on electronic cigarettes were included. Earlier research has also shown there are around ...

Wales to ban e-cigarettes in enclosed public places
Health24 - June 11, 2015

The Welsh government said on Tuesday it would bring in a law to stop the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces and indoor public spaces, becoming the first ...

Legislators To Debate Over State's Smoking Ban
WBIW.com - June 10, 2015

Legislators will reopen the debate over Indiana's smoking ban this summer. A study committee will examine whether Indiana's three-year-old ban on smoking in restaurants and workplaces should expand to cover bars and casinos. But Clere says legislators may be willing to take a closer look at another study topic: vaping, This year's General Assembly passed a law imposing health and safety standards on e-cigarette manufacturing. But a proposal by Attorney General Greg Zoeller to add vaping to the smoking ban and subject e-cigarettes to the cigarette tax went nowhere.

Los Gatos shorts: Vaping regulations set to take effect
San Jose Mercury News - June 10, 2015

An amendment to the town's smoking ordinance takes effect June 18, which means going forward electronic cigarettes will be regulated in the same manner as traditional cigarettes. Hookahs and other so-called "vaping" devices are also covered by the revised ordinance.

Committee votes to include e-cigarettes, vaping within Chico's smoking prohibitions
Chico Enterprise-Record - June 10, 2015

The committee voted 2-1 with Andrew Coolidge dissenting to modify the city's smoking regulations to include vaping and e-cigarettes, with a clause to model the ...

Vaping is a new rite of passage for teens
Newsday - June 10, 2015

I took my first puff of an e-cigarette this week, and I can understand the appeal. Filled with a mint-strawberry flavored "juice," the battery-powered vape pen ... But many officials changed their tune when vaping became crazy popular -- with teens. Now, the younger and older generations are stepping a familiar dance. We say, be careful, it could be dangerous. They say, this belongs to us. I'll take this back if vaping is proven harmful, but for now I say it's vital that we give young people an opportunity to define themselves and introduce something new, rather than to automatically shut it down without evidence.

Landlords happy allowing e-cigs in their pubs
Plymouth Herald - June 10, 2015

The landlord of The Fortescue, on Mutley Plain, Steve Smith says e-cigarettes can help people quit and he would oppose a ban in pubs.

It makes no sense to treat e-cigarettes in the same way as tobacco
Herald Scotland - June 10, 2015

Where on earth does banning vaping fit into this? Treating the use of e-cigarettes in the same way you treat actual cigarettes is about as stupid a public health ...

ASA bans five e-cigarette ads for appealing to under 18s
Marketing - June 10, 2015

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned five ads by Hubbly Bubbly, the e-cigarettes company, for being irresponsible. The ads featured on social media sites and on the Hubbly Bubbly website. One featured Zayn Malik, the former One Direction boyband star, and singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, referring to the celebrity fans of the product.

Nick Curtis: It's a drag, but we should ban vaping in public
Evening Standard - June 10, 2015

E-cigs are an alternative to cigarettes a good one, perhaps, but still a make-do choice until you can wrap your gob around the real thing. Such artefacts ...

So Where can you still vape?
BBC News - June 10, 2015

Electronic cigarettes are to be banned on Southern trains from late July 2015. The train company is the latest in a long list of organisations to ban "vaping". It joins sports stadiums, high street shops and some hospitals.

Could Burton and South Derbyshire follow Wales and ban e-cigarettes from public places?
Burton Mail - June 10, 2015

Following the news that East Staffordshire Borough Council and South Derbyshire District Council had both banned the used of e-cigarettes on their premises, ...

Poll: Should e-cigarettes have the same restrictions at tobacco?
shropshirestar.com - June 10, 2015

They are marketed as the safe way to quit smoking but now e-cigarettes are ... Government said it wants to bring the devices in line with existing smoking laws.

Op-Ed: Use of e-cigs in public spaces to be banned in Wales
Digital Journal - June 10, 2015

Cardiff - The Labour controlled devolved government in Wales, UK, announced, June 9, that it would seek to introduce a wide ranging ban on e-cigarettes in ...

Calgary committee supports public ban of e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
Globalnews.ca - June 10, 2015

... of Calgary is one step closer to banning the use of e-cigarettes in public places. ... ban on e-cigarette use in public places as well as a ban on sales to minors.

SMCDSB expands no-smoking policy to include e-cigarettes
New Tecumseth Free Press - June 10, 2015

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) prohibition on smoking "in all premises and on all properties, owned and/or operated by the ...

Calgary one step closer to banning vaping in the same way as smoking
MetroNews Canada - June 10, 2015

E-cigarette use in public re-normalizes smoking and could reverse the gains that have been made in creating a smoke-free society, Hagen said. But Sean ...

E-cigarette usage surges in past year: Reuters/Ipsos poll [VIDEO]
Reuters TV - June 10, 2015

Significantly more Americans are using electronic-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

One in Ten Americans Now Vape But Most Also Use Regular Tobacco Products
TIME - June 10, 2015

A poll of 5,679 Americans conducted by Reuters found 75% of people who use electronic cigarettes or other vaporizing devices continue to also smoke traditional tobacco products. The poll indicates that this population of vapers is now up to roughly 10% of U.S. adults and 15% of U.S. adults under the age of 40. This number represents a significant rise from 2013, when the U.S. government estimated the figure to be about 2.6% of Americans. Almost 70% of this polls e-cigarette users claim to have started in the last year.

10% of US adults are now 'vaping'
Business Insider - June 10, 2015

E-cigarettes are metal tubes that heat liquids typically laced with nicotine and deliver vapor when inhaled. Almost 70% of current users started in the past year ...

Regulations, taxes on e-cigarettes are excessive
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online - June 10, 2015

The Gazette recently posted an opinion on the banning of e-cigs indoors by the council, as needed or as should be, if I recall. The so called emperors Thereof ...

Child nicotine poisonings in Minnesota rise sharply
Increase is linked to wider use of e-cigarettes and vaping juice
Minneapolis Star Tribune - June 10, 2015

The Minnesota Poison Control System saw a 35 percent jump in e-cigarette and e-juice poisonings among children from birth to 5 years old between 2013 and 2014, according to data released by the state Health Department. This marks the second year of what the department is calling significant increases in nicotine poisonings related to e-cigarette products, which can contain fatal doses of nicotine for children.

N.J., states should raise e-cigarette age to 21, nation's largest doctor group says
NJ.com - June 10, 2015

TRENTON With the popularity of electronic cigarettes soaring among teenagers, the nation's largest physician association Tuesday urged state lawmakers ...

Field for Akron mayoral primary growing
WKSU News - June 10, 2015

An Ohio legislative panel plans to review a bill that would require liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes to be sold in child-resistant packaging. E-cigarettes ...

Highland Village City Council Approves First Read of E-Cigarette Ordinance
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - June 10, 2015

At their May 9 meeting, the Highland Village city council passed their first read of an amendment to the Health and Sanitation Ordinance relating to the use of e-cigarettes. The amendment categorizes e-cigarettes as the "smoking of tobacco products" within the ordinance.

County board hears redevelopment plan
Daily Union - June 10, 2015

Also Tuesday, the board updated its Smoke Free Air Act to include prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes and electronic delivery devices within county-owned ...

Lawmakers should allow indoor sampling of 'vaping' products ...
OregonLive.com - June 9, 2015

When she signed House Bill 2546 last month, Gov. Kate Brown gave her blessing to a well-intended overreach. The new law appropriately bars the sale of "vaping" devices and liquids to people under the age of 18, and if the legislation had stopped there no one would have had cause for complaint. Shaped by a desire to treat vaping just like smoking, however, the legislation included an indoor-use ban that applies even to vape shops, whose owners have cried foul. They have a point, and the Legislature owes both them and their customers better.

City of Minneapolis Proposes Restrictions on Flavored Tobacco
FOX 21 Online - June 9, 2015

It seeks to put sharp restrictions on the sale of products like e-cigarettes and flavored ... If put into effect, the ordinance would only allow flavored tobacco sales at ...

San Diego Committee Considers Loosening Tobacco Restrictions, Adding E-Cigarette Rules
KPBS - June 9, 2015

The city of San Diego's Public Safety Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a new tobacco ordinance. It would lift a 1,000-foot buffer zone around schools, playgrounds and other youth-oriented facilities that prohibits retailers from selling tobacco products. It would also strike advertising regulations within the buffer zone and a requirement that cigarette ads be in black and white. Last summer the National Association of Tobacco Outlets sent a letter to the city pointing out that the rules were likely unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down similar rules in Massachusetts in 2001, saying they violated commercial speech protections. But the amended ordinance would bring e-cigarettes and vaping accessories under city regulation for the first time.

Legal age for e-cigarettes should be 21, American Medical Association says
Bayoubuzz - June 9, 2015

A year after Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a law prohibiting sale of electronic cigarettes to people under 18, the American Medical Association is advocating raising ...

E-cigarettes: The debate gets cloudier
BBC News - June 9, 2015

What will be legal in Cheltenham will not be across the River Severn in Chepstow. Drivers pulling in for a break on the M4 at Magor services will find they can't do what they could back at Membury. That will be the reality if the Welsh government's Public Health Bill, with its plans to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places, becomes law.

E-cigs to be banned indoors?
Bitterwallet - June 9, 2015

So what's the craic? Well, the Welsh Government wants to start treating e-cigs like cigarettes, with new proposals which a part of a new Public Health Bill. Theres other ideas about making it illegal to sell tobacco to under-18s and bringing in licensing laws for tattooists.

Welsh government draws up plans to stub out e-cigarettes
Digital Spy UK - June 9, 2015

Other proposals include compulsory licensing of tattooing, acupuncture and body ... as a ban on the sale of nicotine and tobacco products to people under 18.

Business owner decries Calgary's proposed rules for e-cigarettes
CBC.ca - June 9, 2015

Half of the people interviewed felt it was a "nuisance" being around vapers, and the majority said they were opposed to the "use of e-cigarettes in any indoor ...

Pointe-Claire bans e-cigarettes in public spaces
Montreal Gazette - June 9, 2015

Pointe-Claire is the latest municipality in the Greater Montreal area to ban electronic ... in vapour instead of smoke have been banned at all municipal buildings, ...

There's Bad News for People Who Think E-Cigarettes Are the Safer Alternative
Mic - June 9, 2015

E-cigs may be a good way to step down from regular tobacco consumption, but anyone considering taking up vaping should be aware there's probably no such ...

AMA Strengthens Policy on Electronic Cigarettes to Further Protect Youth
Digital Journal - June 9, 2015

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 09, 2015) - With the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes among the nation's youth, the American Medical Association (AMA) today adopted new policy to further strengthen its support of regulatory oversight of electronic cigarettes. The policy calls for the passage of laws and regulations that would: set the minimum legal purchase age for electronic cigarettes and their liquid nicotine refills at 21 years old; require liquid nicotine to be packaged in child-resistant containers; and urge strict enforcement of laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to minors.

Vaping bans: irrational and illiberal
Spiked - June 9, 2015

E-cigarettes are widely acknowledged to be safer than tobacco cigarettes. ... of e-cigs including billboard advertising and giving out free samples and, ... When smokers puff on a tobacco cigarette, they initially experience it as a stimulant.

Television Ads for e-Cigarettes Should Cease
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association - June 9, 2015

Sen Barbara Boxer (D, Calif) urged executives of 5 of the largest e-cigarette companies to stop advertising their products on television.

Nottingham professor's concerns over e-cigs ban
Nottingham Post - June 9, 2015

... University of Nottingham's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, fears the ban on the use of the electronic cigarettes in enclosed spaces in Wales could be ...

Interview: E-cigs a 'consumer-driven' revolution born from a bad dream
Yahoo! Maktoob News - June 9, 2015

Before Hon Lik invented the e-cigarette, a device now shaking up the Big Tobacco industry, he was a pharmacist in China struggling to quit a two-to-three pack a day smoking habit.

Internal Affairs Committee to consider adding e-cigarettes to Chico's smoking bans
Chico Enterprise-Record - June 9, 2015

Electronic cigarettes may be added to the citys smoking regulations, pending a discussion by the Internal Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

Vassar College's smoke-free campus policy takes effect next month
Mid-Hudson News - June 9, 2015

... smoking products, including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, and any non-FDA-approved nicotine delivery devices or products such as e-cigarettes.

Albany County votes to ban indoor e-cigarette use
Olean Times Herald - June 9, 2015

ALBANY (AP) Vapers in the Albany area may soon have to take their electronic cigarettes outside after local lawmakers voted to ban them in any areas where traditional smoking is already prohibited.

Upper Arlington, Ohio Joins 21 Movement
The Cigar Authority - June 9, 2015

The Upper Arlington City Council voted 7-0 to ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The law also includes e-cigarettes. The law goes ...

Calgary committee considers tough new rules on e-cigarettes, vaping
Globalnews.ca - June 8, 2015

... recommendations that e-cigarettes be treated like tobacco products so they'd be ... ban on e-cigarette use in public places as well as a ban on sales to minors.

Southern Rail to ban electronic cigarettes from trains and platforms
Evening Standard - June 8, 2015

Passengers travelling on Southern Rail services are to be banned from using electronic cigarettes from next month. The rail operator, which runs trains on major ...

Why Banning E-Cigarettes Is Not the Solution to Reducing Smoking Prevalence
Apex Tribune - June 8, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, also dubbed as e-cigarettes, have become more prevalent among smokers in the past five years, so much that this group has become a substantial minority.

Don't ban e-cigarettes, sell them under tight regulation
Sydney Morning Herald - June 8, 2015

Over the past ten years, a substantial minority of cigarette smokers in many countries have turned to electronic (e-) cigarettes in an attempt to quit smoking or as an alternative to smoking some or all of the time. In 2013 around 600,000 Australian smokers had tried e-cigarettes, while there are currently around 2.6 million e-cigarette users in Great Britain.

Nicotine-Free E-Cigarette Vapor Also Damages Lung Cells
Lung Cancer News Today - June 8, 2015

In an article titled Endothelial disruptive pro-inflammatory effects of nicotine and e-cigarette vapor exposures , published in the American Journal of PhysiologyLung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, a team of researchers explains that nicotine causes damage to the lungs in any form. Further, non-nicotine e-cig cigarettes alos cause lung damages, although further research is still required.

Board of Health Mulls Change to Tobacco Sale Age
Patch.com - June 8, 2015

The most notable change is the age regulation that would change the restriction to purchase tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21. Supporters for the change ...

Salem City Council to weigh plan for bicycle routes
Statesman Journal - June 8, 2015

Bicycle boulevards, smoking bans and possible changes to parking along the ... The city could also debate and vote on an ordinance that would ban smoking on ... known as electronic cigarettes, would also be banned under the ordinance.

Lawmakers propose 45 percent tax on e-cigarettes, liquid nicotine [VIDEO]
KIRO Seattle - June 8, 2015

Stores selling liquid nicotine and e-cigarettes have popped up everywhere since electronic cigarettes have gained popularity. The tobacco-less products ...

Vapor product tax, raising smoking age still alive in Legislature
Bellingham Herald - June 7, 2015

The state House may have agreed on a plan to tax vapor products and liquid nicotine, and part of it involves raising the smoking age for traditional cigarettes to 19.

Kansas Senate approves tax increases, state budget
Kansas City Star - June 7, 2015

The bill would also raise taxes on cigarettes 50 cents a pack on July 1. Starting a year later, the state would tax the liquids used in electronic e-cigarettes at 20 cents per milliliter.

Vaping takes hold in NEPA, health benefits hazey
Scranton Times-Tribune - June 7, 2015

Vape culture comes with a loathing of cigarettes and the addictive power it once ... I came to the conclusion that I would die from cigarette smoking, said Mr. Cellar, ... expressed in milligram, typically from 3 to 12, that gets added to flavored juice. ... Nicotine, whether in liquids or tobacco, constricts blood vessels, increases

Concerns cloud e-cigarette craze
Lynchburg News and Advance - June 6, 2015

E-cigarettes are small hand-held, battery-powered devices in some cases shaped like cigarettes that heat a liquid solution referred to as juice and comprised of glycerin, propylene glycol, flavorings and possibly nicotine. Upon combustion, the juice becomes an aerosol that users inhale before exhaling a plume of white vapor. Numerous retail vaping shops have opened across the Lynchburg area in recent months.

Lawmaker seeks to ban smoking in car with kids
Press of Atlantic City - June 6, 2015

Joseph Vitale said the measure he introduced last month would protect children from being exposed to tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in confined ...

Sandoval signs more bills into law
Elko Daily Free Press - June 6, 2015

Senate Bill 225: This bill prohibits selling vapor products (including e-cigarettes) and alternative nicotine products to children under 18 years old and also places the regulation of such products under the Nevada Attorney General's Office.

West St. Paul looks to extend liquor sale hours, revise tobacco licensing
East Side Review - June 6, 2015

... , the West St. Paul City Council joined a handful of Minnesota cities in passing a ban on in-store sampling of tobacco-related products, including e-cigarettes. So when Alex Kolyszko, manager of Vape Pros on South Robert Street, submitted a request that flavor sampling be allowed, his proposal didnt make it very far at the May 26 council meeting.

Will Louisiana tobacco taxes rise? Issue at center of state budget fight
NOLA.com - June 6, 2015

They also approved new taxes for other types of tobacco -- such as vapor products, cigars, electronic cigarettes, snuff and other forms of smokeless tobacco.

Senate punts tax debate; House goes home til Monday
Topeka Capital Journal - June 6, 2015

That version would raise the state cigarette tax by 50 cents per pack and begin taxation of e-cigarettes. The cigarette tax would rise to $1.29, which would add ...

Column: Greenwood's e-cigarette ban serves as useful model
The Republic - June 6, 2015

Electronic cigarettes have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years as cities and towns restrict smoking in public. But the health effects of the ...

Good, bad, dubious -- work's almost done
CT Post - June 6, 2015

Pending schedules, a special session is likely to take place in a week or so. ... distinctions regarding use of e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco products in ...

Some of the bills advancing in California Legislature
Santa Cruz Sentinel - June 6, 2015

SB140 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces.

Anti-smoking laws in New York still hazy about e-cigarettes
Times Herald-Record - June 6, 2015

Our policy on e-cigs is the same as for regular cigarettes: No smoking on the buses, said George Grieve, president of Short Line and general manager of Coach USAs Northern District. The bottom line is that other people should not have to breathe e-cigarette emissions in workplaces and public places, said Bronson Frick, associate director of the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. Its more than a nuisance; it can be a health hazard.

Royal Navy to let sailors smoke e-cigarettes on nuclear submarines as they aren't a fire risk
Mirror.co.uk - June 6, 2015

Sailors are set to be allowed to puff e-cigarettes in their nuclear submarines. The move follows a fugitive whistleblower claiming unauthorised vaping was a safety risk.

New law might not even let vendor demonstrate e-smoke
Guelph Mercury - June 6, 2015

New provincial legislation regarding the sale and promotion of e-cigarettes may undermine a recently established Guelph business operating as a vapour lounge and retail outlet for the devices.

Bangor Considers Ban on 'Vaping' in Public Places [AUDIO]
Maine Public Broadcasting - June 5, 2015

Bangor could soon become the second Maine city to pass an ordinance banning "vaping" in public places. Vaping is where a nicotine-infused, flavored solution is put into a vaporizer or e-cigarette where it gets heated and is then inhaled.

E-cigarette bill welcomed by campaigners
Scotsman - June 5, 2015

Anti-tobacco campaigners have welcomed the tabling of the Scottish Government's e-cigarettes bill, which they said was a careful balancing act between ...

Activists happy with ban on sale of e-cigarettes in Nagpur
NYOOOZ - June 5, 2015

NAGPUR: On World No-Tobacco Day, the state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave anti-tobacco activists a gift by making sales of e-cigarettes illegal in ...

Weighing in on new e-cig rules
www.norfolknews.ca/ - June 5, 2015

The new regulations treat e-cigarettes much like conventional cigarettes, banning their sale to anyone younger than 19 and regulating their promotion and ...

America's First Certified Organic E-Cigarette Vaping Liquid Is Here
Modern Farmer - June 5, 2015

While the jury is still out on the long-term safety of electronic cigarettes (instead of smoking, you vape), one company in California has taken steps to ensure that ...

Expert argues against smokescreen on e-cigarette research
Medical Xpress - June 5, 2015

E-cigarettes containing nicotine cannot legally be sold in Australia. "We should not have to choose between banning e-cigarettes completely and selling them ...

E-cigarette users often believe devices will help them quit tobacco
KTTC - June 5, 2015

E-cigarette users are much more hopeful that the devices will help them quit smoking than the general public is, including people who just smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes, according to a new French survey.

California May Raise Smoking Age To 21
Tech Times - June 5, 2015

The California State Senate has voted to approve a bill to raise the minimum legal age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products from the current 18 years to 21. In a related action, the California Senate also voted to approve a bill that would subject e-cigarettes to the same licensing requirements as tobacco products and ban them from the same smoke-free areas in bars, restaurants hospitals and other public and work places that currently disallow cigarettes.

OP-ED | Nobody Scores! The Winners and Losers of Session 2015
CT Newsjunkie - June 5, 2015

Vapers E-cigarettes will now face the same restrictions as regular cigarettes. Good. Towns and cities The cap on car taxes passed in the budget has a lot of ...

Kansas House Rejects Sales Tax-Heavy Plan
KCUR - June 5, 2015

Eventually we're going to tax e-cigarettes, Donovan said. It's going to be a much bigger part of the smoking arena. Andy Marso is a reporter for KHI News ...

Cancer Action Network Urges Astorino OK Of Westchester's E-Cigarette Ban
The Daily Voice - June 5, 2015

A nonprofit, advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society is praising a measure that, if signed into law in Westchester County, will curb the use of e-cigarettes in workplaces, restaurants and bars. Michael Davoli, of the Cancer Action Network, said the move by the Westchester County Board of Legislators will protect residents from second-hand exposure to nicotine and other potentially harmful chemicals.

Rhode Island Senate approves ban on electronic cigarettes at public schools
Greenfield Daily Reporter - June 5, 2015

State senators have signed off on a bill that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes at all Rhode Island public schools and require child-resistant packaging for the liquid used in e-cigarettes and similar devices.

American River College to join ranks of nonsmoking campuses
Sacramento Bee - June 4, 2015

ARC will prohibit smoking, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and similar products throughout the campus starting Jan. 1. The ban extends to outdoor spaces, ...

EDITORIAL: Lawmakers fixated on smoking
Press-Enterprise - June 4, 2015

Senate Bill 140, also by Sen. Leno fortunately term-limited in a year would regulate e-cigarettes as cigarettes. Except e-cigarettes arent cigarettes because they dont contain tobacco. And as Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff of Diamond Bar noted, E-cigs are used by people trying to kick the tobacco habit. These and hundreds of other bills are more evidence the state needs to return to a part-time Legislature to limit such mischief.

Hermosa Beach City Council roundup
Beach Reporter - June 4, 2015

A scheduled public hearing to discuss amending current municipal code forbidding cigarette sales to minors to include the sales of e-cigarettes and expand the definition of smoking to include e-cigarettes was rescheduled to July 14. No reason was given for the delay, and no written or verbal public comment was submitted. The item first appeared on the April 28 Council meeting agenda.

Don't ban e-cigarettes, sell them under tight regulation
The Conversation AU - June 4, 2015

Over the past ten years, a substantial minority of cigarette smokers in many countries ... Banning a less harmful product (e-cigarettes) while allowing the most harmful (tobacco cigarettes) to be ... At the point of sale, purchasers would be told:

Proposed e-cigarette law opposed by Fredericton business
CBC News (ca) - June 4, 2015

A Fredericton business owner is taking to the internet to try and fight proposed legislation that would treat e-cigarettes as regular cigarettes. Evan Hovey, the manager of New Beginnings Vape Studio in Fredericton, has started a petition against the…

Vapers Believe E-Cigarettes Will Help Quit Tobacco
Physicians News Digest - June 4, 2015

e-cig E-cigarette users are much more hopeful that the devices will help them quit smoking than the general public is, including people who just smoke ...

Assembly passes bill banning smokeless tobacco at ballparks
Sacramento Bee - June 4, 2015

... Assembly floor, he had taken amendments that narrowed the legislation's scope by exempting e-cigarettes and by allowing tobacco use at non-professional ...

No smoking, no vaping: Greenwood adds e-cigarettes to ban, first ...
Vincennes Sun Commercial - June 4, 2015

E-cigarettes have been added to the smoking ban in Greenwood - the first local ... The city included electronic cigarettes or vaping in the current smoking ban, ..

Tobacco and e-cigs now banned on UMass Dartmouth campus
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times - June 4, 2015

effective June 1. The University developed an accessible smoking cessation program to help current smokers quit since announcing the new campus-wide smoking policy in May 2014.

Worcester tightening tobacco, smoking regulations
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette - June 4, 2015

A City Council subcommittee has advanced a series of amendments to the city's tobacco control ordinance meant to eliminate the exposure of secondhand smoke at city-owned buildings and facilities, and prohibit the use of e-smoking devices in smoke-free ...

Bill to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors Greenlighted for House ...
bradfordtoday - June 3, 2015

HARRISBURG - Legislation sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes and other related "vaping" products to minors was ...

Senate Follows House's Lead: Votes To Ban E-Cigarettes in Many ...
Hartford Courant - June 3, 2015

Senate Follows House's Lead: Votes To Ban E-Cigarettes in Many Public ... a bill that makes e-cigarette smoking subject to many of the same restrictions ... In accordance with this type of thinking, florescent lights of any kind need to banned next. ... bans the use of electronic cigarettes in state buildings, restaurants, schools, ..

How nicotine and e-cigs (even without nicotine) damage lung cells (which helps explain reduced lung function)
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - June 3, 2015

Here is the bottom line: "These results suggest that soluble components of e-Cig, including nicotine, case dose-dependent loss of lung endothelial barrier function, associated with oxidative stress and brisk inflammation." These results are consistent…

Vape Organics Announces the First USDA-Certified Organic Nicotine for e-Cigarettes Consumers Can Now Vape with Confidence and Peace of Mind
PR Newswire - June 3, 2015

it has formulated the first USDA-certified organic, USP grade nicotine which is now incorporated into its e-juices for electronic cigarettes. Through this innovation, consumers can now vape with confidence and peace of mind, knowing that they are using a

CASA bans e-cigarettes from check-in luggage
Australian Aviation - June 3, 2015

CASA bans e-cigarettes from check-in luggage ... "Electronic smoking devices must not be placed in luggage which is being checked-in and carried in the ...

Sorry, Your E-Cigarette Habit Doesn't Come Without...
POPSUGAR - June 3, 2015

Battery-powered e-cigarettes were initially revered as a healthier alternative and method of therapy to help the addicted quit smoking, but according to research ...

E-cigarettes getting attention from federal government, state ...
Cadillac News (subscription) - June 3, 2015

As for the legislation on the prohibition of the sales of e-cigarettes to minors, ... They examined how e-cigarette vapor compared to tobacco smoke by testing how ...

Heartland Daily Podcast - Jeff Stier: FDA vs. E-Cigarettes
Somewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog) - June 3, 2015

Under the proposed rule, the FDA would have authority over e-cigarettes despite the fact that the devices have been widely touted as successful smoking ...

Letters to the Editor: Support law to limit e-cigarettes
The News Journal - June 3, 2015

The people of Delaware have enjoyed clean indoor air for many years and now that big tobacco has pivoted to e-cigarettes our law needs to keep pace.

An apple a day, and e-cigarettes
Quad City Times - June 3, 2015

Now, on to another topic: e-cigarettes. I've been harping on this for several years, as evidenced by the ton of anti-Zorba mail I get on e-cigs. It seems that many of ...

Health Advocates See Tobacco Tax Benefits Slipping Away
HPPR - June 3, 2015

In addition to the 50-cent tax increase on a pack of cigarettes, Donovan's plan would impose a new tax on electronic cigarettes. The "e-cigarettes" convert liquid ...

Attleboro hearing finds no opposition to banning sale of e-cigarettes ...
The Sun Chronicle - June 3, 2015

ATTLEBORO - A law that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes or other nicotine delivery products to anyone younger than 18 is on track for approval in two ...

Senate votes to ban powdered alcohol, e-cigs for minors
Fenton Tri County Times - June 3, 2015

The states of Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, South Carolina and Vermont have already banned powdered alcohol. The states of Minnesota, Ohio and New York ...

Westchester County bans indoor e-cigarette use
CNYcentral.com - June 3, 2015

The move expands the county's smoking ban to include e-cigarettes and other ... The state Legislature is considering a statewide ban on indoor e-cigarette use.

State Minimum Age and Flavor Ban Bill Update
CSPnet.com - June 3, 2015

New York: Prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products (excluding the flavors ... of different tobacco-related bills including a cigarette/little cigar tax increase of 33 ... pass a bill that would have levied a 92% excise tax on electronic cigarettes.

Senate Passes Bill Protecting Public Against Exposure to E-Cigarettes
CA Senator Mark Leno - June 2, 2015

Senate Bill 140, authored by Senator Mark Leno, addresses growing health concerns related to e-cigarettes by ensuring they are accurately defined as tobacco products and fall under the state's existing smoke-free laws.

LABOR LAW: To avoid cubicle steam pressure, send vaping outside
Press-Enterprise - June 2, 2015

But businesses would be wise to add vaping to the general office ban on smoking, two experts advise. Vape pens are "one more thing to add to the HR plate," ..

Electronic cigarettes safer than tobacco, says Vitality Institute
BDlive - June 2, 2015

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that mimic smoking behaviour ... control of tobacco products with interventions such as taxes and advertising bans, and ...

After Deadline | When Spell-Check Can't Help
New York Times (blog) - June 2, 2015

Opponents of electronic cigarettes, which include many public health officials, hope that the center will treat these new devices like it treats cigarettes: taking ...

Vuse overwhelming e-cig competition
Richmond.com - June 2, 2015

There were some initial scoffers when Susan Cameron, CEO of Reynolds American Inc., described the company's first electronic cigarette, Vuse, as a "game ...

San Jose, Calif. Could Make Tobacco Sampling Illegal
halfwheel.com - June 2, 2015

The ordinance also includes electronic cigarettes and other nicotine delivery devices. San Jose is the third largest city in California with a population just over ...

Vaping culture grows, but risks are not known
Indiana Gazette - June 2, 2015

Then she tried those electronic cigarettes that produce a steamy vapor instead of smoke. Click, just like that, she went from more than a pack of smokes a day to ...

Bangor to consider vaping ordinance
Bangor Daily News - June 2, 2015

BANGOR, Maine - The City Council will consider an ordinance to prohibit "vaping" via electronic cigarettes and other devices in all public places where state ...

Shrewsbury Board of Health Updates Selectmen on Tobacco-control ...
Community Advocate - June 2, 2015

... all retail stores selling them; a complete ban on e-cigarette sales to children; and limiting ... sales to adults only and only where smoking is not already banned.

Vaping Revisited
Scarsdale 10583 - June 2, 2015

Vaping is using an electronic device (called a vape pen, e-hookah, hookah stick, hookah pipe, or e-pen) to heat a tobacco-free liquid (usually called e-liquid) for ...

Legislators update smoke free work site laws to include e-Cigarettes
Lewisboro Ledger - June 2, 2015

In a unanimous vote, Westchester County legislators updated the County's Smoke Free Work Site Laws to include electronic cigarettes during the June 1st ...

Westchester lawmakers include e-cigarettes in smoke-free worksite ...
Mid-Hudson News - June 2, 2015

WHITE PLAINS - Electronic cigarettes will now be banned along with regular buts as part of Westchester County's smoke-free work site laws. The Board of ...

Inspections of illegal tobacco sales to youths to include e-cigarettes
La Crosse Tribune - June 2, 2015

Retail clerks, be forewarned: Get ready to check the ID of a baby-faced customer trying to buy e-cigarettes, or even somebody who may look 30 but you suspect ...

Howard council to consider vaping ban for public places
Baltimore Sun - June 1, 2015

The Howard County Council is considering a ban on smoking electronic cigarettes in public places. Councilman Jon Weinstein, a Democrat from Ellicott City, ...

Vinnie Jones in 1.2m KIK E-Cigarettes advertising campaign
bdaily - June 1, 2015

Manchester-based Vape Nation Ltd which trades under the brand KIK E-Cigarettes made history in November 2014, when it aired the ever first advertisement on national TV to show people vaping, an action that had never been seen before in a TV commercial.

Sale of electronic cigarettes labeled illegal in Maharashtra
Gazette Herald - June 1, 2015

PUNE: Sale of digital cigarettes (e-cigarettes) containing nicotine has been formally labeled 'unlawful' in Maharashtra. To rein within the rampant use of the ...

New smoking rules applauded by Waterloo Region public health
Waterloo Record - June 1, 2015

Restrictions on e-cigarette use particularly caught their attention. They can no longer be used in designated non-smoking areas. That includes restaurant patios, sporting areas and park playgrounds under previous changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.

Inside Critics' Choice TV Awards: 11 Things You Didn't See on TV
SFGate - June 1, 2015

Nearby, Lorre's Big Bang Theory actor Johnny Galecki and his guest are sucking on e-cigs inside the ballroom. Also Read: Critics' Choice Awards Nudge ...

University of New Haven to ban tobacco products campus-wide
WTNH - June 1, 2015

The University of New Haven is kicking off a campus-wide ban on all tobacco products with a celebration on Monday. As of June 1 the university is banning and tobacco as well as electronic cigarettes on its campuses in West Haven and Orange. The policy applies to all outdoor ...

All Joliet Junior College Locations Going Smoke Free July 1
Chicago Tribune - June 1, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, Joliet Junior College, along with all state-supported institutions of higher education, will become a smoke-free campus following the ...

Smoke and mirrors: Fear-mongering used to try to ban e-cigs from indoor spaces
WatertownDailyTimes.com - June 1, 2015

A one-size-fits-all approach to public health regulations where much remains unknown about the potential benefits is rarely a good idea. But this is what some ...

OU isn't just blowing smoke on its upcoming campus-wide smoking ban
The Post - June 1, 2015

Starting in August, Ohio University students will not have the option to light up a cigarette on campus, as OUs Tobacco-Free Initiative goes into effect. The Tobacco-Free Initiative encompasses all nicotine, tobacco-derived and plant-based products, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookah and ...

Hair, fireworks, alcohol, more: Texas lawmakers did a lot to affect ...
Dallas Morning News - June 1, 2015

Vaping: If you're younger than 18, your access to e-cigarettes just got smoked. A law signed by Abbott will prohibit sales to minors. It takes effect Oct. 1.

Clark County's E-Cig Law Goes Into Effect Monday
OPB News - May 31, 2015

New rules that would regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco cigarettes go into effect Monday in Clark County, Washington. The new ordinance prohibits smoking e-cigarettes in public places. One exception to the law is that e-cigs can be smoked in dedicated vaping shops. Theresa ...

Greenwood mulls e-cigarette ban
Indianapolis Star - May 31, 2015

Greenwood's City Council is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes in restaurants, workplaces and other public places. Supporters say e-cigarettes carry ...

Flavoured tobacco ban in Nova Scotia comes into effect today
CBC.ca - May 31, 2015

Nova Scotia's ban on the sale of flavoured tobacco products comes into effect today. The ban, which includes menthol products, is being challenged by Imperial ...

Flavoured tobacco sales banned tomorrow in Alberta
630ched.com - May 31, 2015

Hoffman says the government is also taking a closer look at other types of smoking like hookahs and vaping, but can only act on what they know. Right now i'm ...

Changes introduced to the Tobacco Sales Act
Sackville Tribune Post - May 31, 2015

a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and their liquids to persons under 19 years of age; vapour shops will have age and promotion restrictions; the sale of smoking ...

E-cigarettes inflame DC debate
The Hill - May 31, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration is pushing ahead with a proposed rule that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18 and prohibit sales in vending machines. But to the dismay of many health activists, the rule does not address online sales or television advertising for e-cigarettes, though the FDA has said future action is possible. The proposed rule, which the agency released in April 2014, is a deeming regulation that gives the FDA the authority to regulate all tobacco products, including cigars, electronic cigarettes, pipe tobacco and certain dissolvable products like nicotine gels, among other things.

Kate Brown signs e-cigarette crackdown: This week in new Oregon laws
OregonLive.com - May 30, 2015

Crackdown on "vaping": House Bill 2546, signed May 26, makes the act of puffing on electronic cigarettes or related devices while indoors whether on the job, or at a bar or restaurant an official crime starting Jan. 1, 2016. The bill also makes Oregon the 42nd state to ban the sale of vaporizers, nicotine liquid and other accessories to minors.

North Carolina legislators approve electronic cigarette tax
Charlotte Sun Times - May 30, 2015

Sales of e-cigarettes have grown dramatically and are expected to surpass traditional cigarette sales within a decade, yet they remain largely unregulated.

Newton Town Council Rejects Vapor Store Ordinance
TAPinto.net - May 30, 2015

Ordinance 2015-15 is about the amending of the town code of the town of Newton to permit vapor stores and tobacconists as principal permitted used in T-4, T-5, and SD-3 zones, per the attachments packet supplied for the meeting. After hearing all the publics comments and concerns, as well as discussing it amongst themselves one more time, the Town Council cast a unanimous vote. A motion was made to reject the ordinance as it was and to remove it from the table. Ordinance 2015-15 is no more. To see more on this ordinance or any other ordinance visit www.newtontownhall.com ...

No smoking on LLCC campus effective July 1
The State Journal-Register - May 30, 2015

Lincoln Land Community College trustees have approved a policy change to bring the college into compliance with the new Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act ...

Support e-cigs and their many benefits
Statesman Journal - May 30, 2015

If you follow the money trail on the opposition to electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), you will find major, powerful cigarette companies behind the push to ban the e-cigs ...

E-Cigarettes Can Save Lives, Taxpayer Dollars
Human Events - May 30, 2015

Proponents of e-cigs say they're not as dangerous to smokers, and do not produce secondhand smoke. Polly Kreisman has more from New York, which may ...

Smoking, vaping and nicotine: Joe Nocera
OregonLive.com - May 30, 2015

"We need a national debate on nicotine," said Mitch Zeller. Zeller is the director of the Center for Tobacco Products, a division of the Food and Drug Administration created in 2009 when Congress passed legislation giving the FDA regulatory authority - at long last! - over cigarettes. In addition, the center will soon have regulatory authority over other tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, which have become enormously controversial even as they have gained in use. Through something called a "deeming rule," the center is in the process of asserting that oversight over e-cigarettes.

Is nicotine addiction bad for your health?
The Japan Times - May 30, 2015

Its a debate that has been aggravated by the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes tobacco-free gadgets people use to inhale nicotine-laced vapor, which have helped some people quit smoking. The idea of nicotine as relatively benign goes against the negative image of the drug that built up over the decades when smoking rose to become an undisputed health threat. We need to de-demonize nicotine, said Ann McNeill, a professor of tobacco addiction and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at Kings College London, who has spent her career researching ways to help people quit smoking.

Legislators worked together for public safety and privacy
Clark Fork Valley Press - May 29, 2015

Diane Sands (D-Missoula), Montana has joined the vast majority of states in prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes and vaping equipment to minors.

Fair Trade Commission to Investigate E-cigarette Nicotine Content
The Korea Bizwire - May 29, 2015

SEJONG, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) As several electronic cigarettes sold in Korea are reported to contain different nicotine content from what is claimed on the ...

E-cigarettes to face limitations in Manitoba, Report
Canada News - May 29, 2015

Manitoba Healthy Living Minister Deanne Crothers said a new law will restrict how e-cigarette products are promoted, likely ban the sale to minors and their use ...

Flavoured tobacco ban introduced in New Brunswick
CBC.ca - May 29, 2015

The New Brunswick government is snuffing out sales of all flavoured tobacco in the province, including menthol, Health Minister Victor Boudreau announced on Friday. The legislative amendments will also ban the sale of e-cigarette and e-juices to ...

Warning over shisha and e-cigarettes as doctors reveal they damage the heart and those who smoke hookah inhale MORE toxins than cigarettes
Daily Mail - May 29, 2015

Shisha and e-cigarettes are bad for the heart, top cardiologists have warned.

E-cigarettes not "particularly" effective as quitting tool: survey
GlobalPost - May 29, 2015

BRUSSELS, May 29 (Xinhua) -- A survey published on Friday by the European Commission showed that among e-cigarettes users, only 14 percent were able to ...

Practical guidance to ensure safe use of flavourings in e-cigarettes
News-Medical.net - May 29, 2015

The first practical guide to ensure the safe use of flavourings in e-cigarettes has been published (Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology DOI: ...

E-Cigs May Be A Good Short-Term Treatment To Quit Smoking
Youth Health Magzine - May 29, 2015

A new study has found out how e-cigarettes can help individuals quit smoking for good. However, they suggest that it should be used for short term abstinence ...

Age to buy tobacco in Walpole upped to 21
Wicked Local Walpole - May 29, 2015

The Board of Health unanimously voted to approve more strict tobacco control regulations on Tuesday increased the legal age to buy cigarettes in Walpole to 21. The new regulations are aimed at reducing teenage smoking. They new rules also ban the use of e-cigarettes wherever cigarettes are prohibited and no one under 21 may have tobacco products on school property or within 500 feet of school property.

Gill, Mass. Approves Tobacco Purchase Age Increase
halfwheel.com - May 29, 2015

Its certainly not the biggest score for the anti-tobacco groups in Massachusetts, but theres another town in the Bay State that will soon be increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21. At the Gill Board of Healths meeting on Tuesday, a number of changes to the towns tobacco regulations were up for consideration, including the age increase and a ban on flavored tobacco and blunt wraps, all of which passed.

Local Health Officials Pleased with ECigs Bill
KBND - May 29, 2015

BEND, OR -- It is now illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to minors in Oregon. Governor Kate Brown signed the bill into law this week, creating a statewide policy instead of forcing cities to come up with individual ordinances to regulate these vapor cigarettes. She tells KBND the new law is a two-pronged approach. "First, it will prohibit the sale to minors of these inhalant devices or any chemicals that can be sent through these delivery devices. It also prohibits vaping in public places where smoking is prohibited."

E-cigarette advocates oppose ban
McMinnville News-Register - May 29, 2015

The Yamhill County commissioners got an earful from electronic cigarette users and vendors during a Thursday hearing on a proposed ban. The commissioners are considering addition of e-cigarettes to their existing ban on the use of tobacco products in county buildings, including the courthouse. And they drew nothing but opponents Thursday.

Board backs smoking ban in Seattles parks
The Seattle Times - May 29, 2015

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners on Thursday endorsed Mayor Ed Murrays controversial proposal to ban smoking completely in city parks. The new rule won't apply to vape pens and electronic cigarettes because city officials believe those products can help people quit smoking cigarettes. Violating ...

Ethics panel wants details on whether county attorney approved sheriff's e-cigarette sales to inmates
Murfreesboro Post - May 28, 2015

The Rutherford County Ethics Committee wants to know whether the county attorney gave Sheriff Robert Arnold approval to sign a contract with JailCigs to sell e-cigarettes to jail inmates. Either Arnold received the go-ahead from the county attorney's office to sign a JailCigs contract, as he said in media reports, or the county attorney told him not to ink the deal, Ethics Committee member Brad Turner said Thursday. "Somebody's not telling the truth," said Turner, a Rutherford County commissioner from Smyrna, who contended such a move without the County Commission's approval would be a clear ethical violation.

Pacific University to go smoke-free on Sunday, May 31
OregonLive.com (blog) - May 28, 2015

Smoking of any kind on Pacific University's Forest Grove Campus will be prohibited beginning Sunday, May 31 as a result of a university policy change made last year. The ban includes smoking of all tobacco products, as well as hookah and e-cigarettes. Additionally, the use of all types of tobacco products, including smokeless ...

Wheaton council talks plans to regulate e-cigarette sales, indoor use
Suburban Life Publications - May 28, 2015

The city council may soon be participating in the electronic cigarette debate and likely restricting e-cigarette use.

Letters: Tread carefully in regulating e-cigs
National Post - May 28, 2015

The initial concern e-cigs could be a gateway to tobacco smoking has been shown to be incorrect. Even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's data on youth ...

Legislation on way that could affect use of e-cigarettes in Manitoba
CTV News - May 28, 2015

Legislation is on the way that would amend the Non-Smokers Health Protection Act. That's the law that banned smoking in all indoor public places.

Video: How tobacco companies, anti-smoking groups have become ...
Economic Collapse News - May 28, 2015

Anti-smoking groups have long campaigned and lobbied Washington to tax and/or ban tobacco cigarettes. Public officials acquiesced to these demands.

FDA Going 'Full Speed Ahead' on E-Cig Regulations
American Spectator (blog) - May 28, 2015

"If e-cigarettes help smokers reduce consumption of more harmful tobacco or maybe even allow them to quit cigarettes, even if e-cigarettes themselves are ...

E-cigarettes - do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Lexology (registration) - May 28, 2015

The aim of the review was to understand whether e-cigarettes help smokers stop or cut ... Some countries have banned the use of e-cigarettes altogether, such as ... Others have imposed a total ban on the sale, importation and distribution of ...

N.C. House committee favors tougher rules on e-cig liquids
Greensboro News & Record - May 28, 2015

The bill's sponsors said it represents the logical next step in reducing potential public health harm from e-cigarettes and vaporizer devices. They said the bill is ...

Local laws could limit tobacco sales to 21 and up
Columbus (OH) Dispatch - May 28, 2015

A statewide push to raise the minimum age for tobacco sales is beginning in central Ohio suburbs. Upper Arlington is set to vote next month to prohibit the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products and e-cigarettes to anyone younger than 21. Bexley is ...

Law sees 'vaping' same as smoking
Statesman Journal - May 27, 2015

While many states have banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, Oregon is the fifth ... House Bill 2546 bans sales of e-cigarettes to minors, vaping in cars in the ...

E-cigarette bill signed by Gov. Brown
Tillamook Headlight Herald - May 27, 2015

"This bill will ensure that we're treating e-cigarettes the same as regular cigarettes, and that kids and the public will be protected from their negative health ...

Upper Arlington moves toward age hike for buying nicotine products
ThisWeekNews - May 27, 2015

"We know the decrease in smoking in this age group will help saves lives." ... Councilman Kip Greenhill, who championed getting the ordinance to council, ...

E-cigarette use by youth increases
The Daily News - May 27, 2015

He said a serious concern is that someone could be smoking this in a restaurant, ... ordinance to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in public places within city limits.

Funding for E-Cigarette education
WXII The Triad - May 27, 2015

With e-cigarette use booming by teens, advocates are are urging lawmakers to refund education programs about the dangers of e-cigarette use; Bill O'Neil has ...

Newton rejects vapor, tobacco store zoning
New Jersey Herald - May 27, 2015

The rejection came after a passionate plea from counselors from The Center for Prevention and Counseling who said the use of electronic cigarettes by teens ...

News of Record & Legal Notice Summary
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide - May 27, 2015

For unlawful sale or distribution of tobacco or electronic cigarettes to a minor, ... BLAINE COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION will hold a regular

E-cigarettes in the workplace
Lexology (registration) - May 27, 2015

The use of electronic cigarettes ("e cigarettes") in public places and in the workplace has given rise to numerous debates. Indeed, the legislative and regulatoryt

Warning labels rules for e-cig liquids advance
Winston-Salem Journal - May 27, 2015

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge and create a vapor that is inhaled. A vaporizer can be ...

It's hard to juggle with e-cigarettes
The Scotsman (uk) - May 27, 2015

The question of how we should respond to electronic cigarettes has divided the public health community. Passionate advocates on either side use the same information to conclude either that these devices could significantly reduce the smoking rate, …

VIDEO: Harm reduction / The opportunity: It's simple; we want to reduce the public health
British American Tobacco (BAT) - May 27, 2015

But many adults choose to smoke, so our top priority continues to be working towards reducing these risks and making available a range of less risky tobacco and nicotine-based alternatives.

Rules for warning labels on e-cigarette liquids advance
Winston-Salem Journal - May 27, 2015

Legislation has cleared the first House step for mandating child-resistant packaging and warning labels on liquids used with electronic-cigarette vaporizers.

Study reveals benefits of e-cigarettes
NYC Today - May 27, 2015

While public health experts have severely been criticizing the growing use of e-cigarettes, a new study has suggested that these battery-powered cigarettes can ...

Nicotine-Free E-Cigarette Vapor Damages Lungs
Gazette Review - May 27, 2015

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is showing that electronic cigarettes have now surpassed regular cigarettes among high ...

New Law Would Ban Indoor E-Cigarette Use, Sale to Minors
GoLocalPDX - May 27, 2015

A new law expected to be signed today by Governor Kate Brown would ban the use of e-cigarettes in any indoor area that is already smoke free under the ...

Dollywood strong on rides, short on musical performances
Houma Courier - May 27, 2015

I tend to lump together traditional smoking with its replacement, e-cigs, ... I've run across bans on both, except in designated "smoking areas" and "vaping areas," ...

Former smokers drop cigarettes but maybe not all the risks
La Crosse Tribune - May 27, 2015

Then she tried those electronic cigarettes that produce a steamy vapor instead of smoke. Click, just like that, she went from more than a pack of smokes a day to ...

POWELL - Powell's police chief is calling for the city council to ban ...
Casper Star-Tribune Online - May 27, 2015

POWELL - Powell's police chief is calling for the city council to ban electronic ... impossible for law enforcement to tell what someone's smoking in the device.

Vapor sales to minors in contention
Denton Record Chronicle - May 26, 2015

Thinking the 15-year-old had been smoking cigarettes, the Pilot Point ... sales and as a bill banning sales to minors statewide awaits the governor's signature. ... City Council passed a new smoking ordinance on April 21 that includes a ban on ...

Reader's view: E-cigs still are cigarettes
Duluth News Tribune - May 26, 2015

Banning e-cigs in public buildings shows kids they should not smoke. Allowing ... I realize e-cigs are a great way to steer away from smoking real cigarettes.

Indiana city proposes ban on e-cigarettes, vapers say not so fast
ErieTVNews - May 26, 2015

He personally wants to know more about the products before banning them in public ... "I'm not really sure what the health concerns are but the smoking ban ...

MacArthur: E-cigarette promising; don't vape on me
The Coloradoan - May 26, 2015

But the American Vaping Association (didn't you just know there would be such a trade group) is dedicated to promoting the battery powered, smoke-free ...

NOCERA: Smoking, Vaping and Nicotine
New York Times - May 26, 2015

"We need a national debate on nicotine,"...Zeller told me....he thinks there should be a recognition that different ways of delivering nicotine also come with different risks..."This issue isn't e-cigarettes," said Mitch Zeller. "It's nicotine."

Electronic cigarettes may lead to nicotine addiction
OUPblog (blog) - May 26, 2015

Many people are buying into the nonsmoking allure. E-cigarettes have quickly become a marketing marvel. In the U.S., sales escalated from 50,000 devices in ...

As youth vaping rises, teens cite the allure of flavors, tricks
Duluth News Tribune - May 26, 2015

Tarazon's embrace of such tricks reflects a growing trend among U.S. teenagers, whose use of e-cigarettes tripled in the last year alone. New research provided ...

Where there's vapor ... Electronic cigarette use causes concern ...
Kenosha News - May 26, 2015

It's official. Cigarette smoking isn't as cool as it used to be and kids aren't taking up that habit as they once did. That would be good news, except for what has ..

Ontario Bans E-Cigarettes From Non-smoking Areas
windsoriteDOTca News - May 26, 2015

The Ontario government is banning smoking of e-cigarettes at the same places where smoking tobacco products is currently illegal. The government passed the ...

Greenwood considers adding e-cigs to smoking ban
The Herald - May 26, 2015

Some members of the Greenwood City Council say they support the move that would add add e-cigarettes and vaping to the city's current smoking ban.

Rise of e-cigarettes alarms poison control experts
WRVO Public Media - May 26, 2015

As the use of smokeless e-cigarettes continues to grow, more and more liquid nicotine is ending up in the homes of Americans. And it's not safe, says Upstate ...

Powell police chief: Ban e-cigarettes for area youth
Powell Tribune - May 26, 2015

Powell's police chief is calling for the city council to ban electronic cigarettes for ... If they're smoking tobacco, we don't know it," he said, adding later, "without the ...

Tobacco compliance checks will now include e-cigarettes
The Sheboygan Press - May 25, 2015

"We started collecting data in 2011 on e-cigarettes, and we're seeing regular cigarette use among teens going down while use of e-cigarettes and vape pens is ...

Debate continues over regulating E-cigarettes
minbcnews.com - May 25, 2015

State lawmakers moved to ban minors from using electronic cigarettes. On a 37-0 vote, ... "This product is a fake cigarette that simulates the action of smoking.

Health advocates seeking to discourage teen use of e-cigs want ...
WRAL.com - May 25, 2015

From 2011 to 2013, the number of North Carolina high school students who started using electronic cigarettes rose by an estimated 352 percent, according to a ...

NJ working to reduce e-cigarette use among students
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - May 25, 2015

E-cigarette use among students in high school rose from 4.5 percent to 13.4 percent. Among middle school students, use rose from 1.1 percent to 3.9.

Officials in Indianapolis suburb considering whether to add e-cigarettes to city's smoking ban
AP - Associated Press - May 25, 2015

Some members of the Greenwood City Council say they support the move that would add add e-cigarettes and vaping to the city's current smoking ban. Councilman Ron Bates ... believes e-cigarettes could be just as bad for public health as smoking cigarette

E-Cig Ban For Kids Passes To Governor's Desk
WICS-TV - May 25, 2015

... to ban anyone from selling e-cigarettes to children under the legal age of 18. ... a petty offense, they say the intent is there to urge children against e-cigarettes.

For doctors only: Will you write prescriptions to buy e-cigarettes ...
Empire State Tribune - May 25, 2015

For some, e-cigarettes, are the only way to stop smoking; others just hope to lessen ... itself is illegal despite some retailers in New Zealand disregarding the ban.

Misinformation aids new smokers to take up e-cigarettes instead of ...
Herald Current - May 25, 2015

With the idea that smoking e-cigarettes is better and with no side effects at all, many non-smokers have taken to vaping even though health authorities debate ...

Are the Ads Right? The Battle Against Tobacco Rages On Against a New Threat
Science Times - May 25, 2015

While the ads might say that e-cigarettes are a much safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, recent studies are beginning to show that they contain chemicals that can be just as harmful to your health as smoking. One of the latest studies, publishe

The E-Cig Quandary
Harvard School of Public Health - May 25, 2015

or the best chance to get smokers to quit? Without the research needed to answer that question conclusively, public health officials and regulators are in a fix....STEEPEST RISE IN E-CIG USE IS AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH THE LEAST INCOME AND EDUCATION.

E-Cigs Versus Traditional Tobacco-What's Worse?
Science Times - May 24, 2015

Ironically, despite having the healthier e-cigarette alternative at hand, many are choosing to continue smoking conventional cigarettes. Authorities think this may ...

Push for e-cigarettes to be sold only by pharmacies
New Zealand Herald - May 24, 2015

The Government has been urged to consider restricting sales of nicotine electronic cigarettes to pharmacies, in a blog to be published today by public health experts.

Health Authorities assure that E-Cigarettes are healthier compared to regular cigarettes
The Standard Daily - May 23, 2015

Britain had only 2.1 million vapers at the end of 2014 and the numbers have bulged to 2.6 million in just five months. Interestingly, almost all of the members of ...

E-Cigarette - Good or Bad, The Devil's Alternative
The Westside Story - May 23, 2015

It is a chicken and egg situation. E-Cigarette is much healthier than an ordinary cigarette. E-Cigarette is less harmful than an ordinary cigarette. Both the statements are alike as chalk and cheese. While the first statement seems to make out that E-Cigarette is healthier than an ordinary cigarette or somehow it meant that cigarette is very healthy and e-cigarette is healthier. But that is how most e-cigarette manufacturers market their stuff.

Bill regulating vaping products goes to Gov.
Nevada Appeal - May 23, 2015

The Assembly on Friday passed SB225 adding electronic cigarettes, vapor ... systems to the laws regulating the sale and advertising of tobacco products.

Waynesville, NC Smoking Ban Passes
halfwheel.com - May 23, 2015

Last week, the Board of Alderman voted unanimously in favor of a smoking ban that will prohibit tobacco products including e-cigaretteson sidewalks, public ...

E-cigarettes: MPs have been banned from vaping anywhere in ...
Mirror.co.uk - May 22, 2015

This comes from an official note issued to politicians and staff which declares that "the use of electronic cigarettes is now prohibited across the Parliament Estate ...

Use of e-cigarettes up by 500000 in the UK
Times of Malta - May 22, 2015

Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Ash, said: The number of ex-smokers who are staying off tobacco by using electronic cigarettes is growing, showing just what ...

Nearly half of e-cigarettes sold in Japan produce carcinogen in vapor
The Japan Times - May 22, 2015

A health ministry research group found Thursday that four of the nine electronic cigarettes sold in Japan produce vapor with high levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.

As vaping culture gets hot, some drop cigarettes but maybe not all ...
Indiana Gazette - May 22, 2015

Until recently, e-cigarettes were synonymous with the cigarette look-a-likes sold alongside regular smokes in gas station convenience stores _ cig-a-likes, theyre called. Marketed by Big Tobacco, they are an acceptable alternative to smoking for many smokers, while others dismiss brands like Blu, Vuze and Njoy as unsatisfying substitutes for the real thing. But that is not the segment seeing the biggest growth and getting the most buzz. Instead, its the refillable open system vaping product category that is driving an industry that within a decade, one prominent Wall Street analyst predicts, will see more Americans vaping than smoking tobacco.

Tempe approves fines for smoking in cars with kids [VIDEO]
azcentral.com - May 22, 2015

Smokers will need to crush their cigarette butts before driving in Tempe with a kid in the backseat if they want to avoid a fine. Tempe's City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Thursday night that would fine drivers $50 for a first offense and $100 for subsequent violations if they smoke while a child is in the car. Matt Morales, executive director of the National Association of Vaping Businesses, said lumping e-cigarettes with tobacco damages the reputation of a safer alternative for those with a smoking habit.

Tri-Rail puts new limits on smoking
Sun Sentinel - May 22, 2015

Want to light up at a Tri-Rail station? Soon you'll have to do it in a designated area of the platform. And e-cigarettes will no longer be allowed onboard the commuter trains, Tri-Rail's board decided on Friday.

Tobacco control rules get stricter in Danvers
The Daily News of Newburyport - May 22, 2015

DANVERS The Board of Health has raised the minimum age to buy cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products in town from 18 to 21. They have also banned sales at health care and education institutions and retailers with pharmacies like Walgreens.

Brown to sign bill limiting e-cig sales
Pamplin Media Group - May 22, 2015

On New Year's Day, Oregon will ban sales of e-cigarettes to teenagers and also ban ... ban on sales of regular cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors.

FBI, TBI search Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office, sheriff's house
FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com - May 21, 2015

The Channel 4 I-Team first revealed allegations that Arnold and Russell have personal stakes in JailCigs, which sells electronic cigarettes to inmates.

St. Charles City Council Repeals E-Cigarette Ban
STLtoday.com - May 21, 2015

On May 19, 2015, the St. Charles City Council voted to amend an ordinance enacted earlier this year that improperly included electronic cigarettes in the definition of smoking. Bill #11583, sponsored by Council President Mary Ann Ohms and Co-Sponsored by Councilwoman Laura Feldman, mirrors Missouri state statute and allows business owners to decide whether or not to allow vapor products in their establishments. The bill now goes to Mayor Sally Faiths desk, where she is expected to sign the measure into law. A.J. Moll, a spokesperson for the Bistate Regional Advocates for Vaping Education, or BRAVE, said We applaud the councils decision to rectify the prior ordinance, which was at odds with state law. Under Missouri law, vapor products and smoking must be regulated separately. St. Charles is now in compliance with state law.

Council rebuffs e-puffs
Sonoma Index-Tribune - May 21, 2015

A last-ditch effort by e-cigarette retailers to stamp out a new Sonoma tobacco ordinance went up in smoke Monday, as the City Council unanimously approved tighter restrictions on the sale of nicotine products.

E-Cigarette Risks May Not Apply To The Average Vaper
Vocativ - May 21, 2015

One of the fastest growing trends in the United States (especially among teenagers), electronic cigarettes are often touted as a safer and less addictive alternative to old-fashioned smoking. But after recent studies warned that e-cigarettes produce dangerous, cancer-causing chemicals known as aldehydes, many have been second-guessing the vaping craze.

Tobacco vs. nicotine: Vaping might be way to curtail greater harm
News & Observer - May 21, 2015

That's why I am cautiously willing to embrace electronic cigarettes and other forms of vaporized nicotine if such an approach is combined with stepped-up efforts ...

Parisians debate benefits, effects of e-cigs
Paris News - May 21, 2015

With the passing of a city-wide smoking ban last year, the popularity of e-cigarettes seems to be growing, especially among young people, and the debate of the ...

New study challenges claims on aldehyde content of third generation e-cigarettes
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com) - May 21, 2015

concluded that 3rd generation e-cigarettes can indeed produce high levels of aldehydes - but only under extreme conditions which human smokers can be expected to avoid because of the immediate unpleasant sensory effects. The Addiction study, led by cardi

2 of 9 E-Cigarette Liquids Tested High for Carcinogens, Japan Says
Newsmax - May 21, 2015

The Japanese study comes as researchers globally debate the health effects of e-cigarettes. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine in January said ...

Didi's Manners & Etiquette: Relationship Dilemmas
GoLocalPDX - May 21, 2015

All of which should be banned for sale online. Studies ... If Los Angeles and Santa Monica, among other cities and towns, can ban ... For the time being, find 'NO SMOKING cigarettes of any kind' signs and display them tastefully inside and out.

As vaping culture gets hot, some drop cigarettes but maybe not all ...
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald - May 21, 2015

Then she tried those electronic cigarettes that produce a steamy vapor instead of smoke. Click, just like that, she went from more than a pack of smokes a day to ...

E-cigarettes may only be harmful under 'extreme conditions'
Wired.co.uk - May 21, 2015

The findings, published in online journal Addiction, found that it was possible for a third-generation e-cigarette (a vaping device with variable power settings) to ...

Methuen, Mass. Increases Tobacco Purchase Age to 21
halfwheel.com - May 21, 2015

Additionally, the board has made it illegal to use electronic cigarettes in places where smoking is banned, and has banned the sale of rolling papers, flavored ...

Health Dept., Some Vendors Support E-Cig Ban for Minors
WILX-TV - May 21, 2015

But he vetoed similar legislation in January because he said a provision to not treat e-cigarettes as tobacco would conflict with federal efforts to regulate the ...

Bill to ban e-cigarettes for minors passes unanimously
Detroit (MI) Free Press - May 21, 2015

Despite continued opposition from Gov. Rick Snyder, the Senate unanimously voted Wednesday to ban the use and sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18. Snyder vetoed a similar bill that the Legislature passed last year and said Tuesday that he...

Wins and losses of the Montana 2015 legislature
kxlo-klcm - May 21, 2015

Prohibited the sale of electronic cigarettes and "vaping" equipment to minors, addressing the significant risk to our children's health posed by the use of ...

Princeton raises age to purchase tobacco to 21
News 12 New Jersey - May 21, 2015

The restrictions also apply to E-cigarettes. The Princeton Health Department believes raising the age limit will help keep young adults from starting to smoke.

FBI, TBI raid Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, Arnold's home
Murfreesboro Post - May 21, 2015

All of the locations have links to the unapproved sale of e-cigarettes to jail inmates here over nearly a year and a half. Federal and state agents posted crime ...

Tobacco retailers court youth, audit shows
BurlingtonFreePress.com - May 20, 2015

WINOOSKI - Retailers continue to target minors in tobacco and electronic ... In terms of the number of e-cigarettes that were being sold as flavored, it was right ...

New Law makes it Illegal for Minors to Purchase or Possess E ...
Fox 2 KFXV - May 20, 2015

Texas lawmakers have approved a bill to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. SB 97 prohibits the sale, distribution, possession and use of e-cigarettes to any ...

Bradley jail cleared to sell e-cigarettes to inmates
Chattanooga Times Free Press - May 20, 2015

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office has received the green light to stock electronic cigarettes in the jail commissary. The Bradley County Commission voted 11-2 ...

E-Cigarette Use Up Among Teens
ABC FOX Montana News - May 20, 2015

Officials with the Flathead City County Health Department say e-cigarettes can be especially appealing to young people for a several reasons, including the ...

Health Service prepares for Eastern's tobacco ban
The Daily Eastern News - May 20, 2015

With the Illinois Smoke Free Campus Act set to take effect July 1, members of Eastern's Health Service plan to assist students with adapting to the change to help ...

Naperville council bans e-cigarette sales to kids
Chicago Tribune - May 20, 2015

They also voted to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone younger than 18. ... and the indoor use of the alternatives in "smoke-free" public places until state ...

Altria shareholders reject three proposals
Richmond.com - May 20, 2015

Altria says its contract with tobacco growers requires them to provide workers with ... adding that Altria supports state laws to prohibit e-cigarette sales to minors, ...

Researchers Argue Over The Pros and Cons Of Nicotine: Some ...
Reporter Advocate - May 20, 2015

The tobacco free devices produce nicotine laced vapour and many people say switching to e-cigarettes has helped them quit smoking. However, doctors are ...

New Study Casts Doubt On E-Cigarettes' Long-Term Ability To ...
Huffington Post - May 20, 2015

Some electronic cigarette companies say that their products help people quit smoking, but the evidence to back up this claim is lacking, a new study finds.

Bill to ban e-cigarettes for minors passes unanimously
Detroit Free Press - May 20, 2015

Rick Snyder, the Senate unanimously voted Wednesday to ban the use and sale ... in their venues because state law banned smoking in those places in 2010.

E-cigarette fight heating up again in Michigan as Senate revisits ...
MLive.com - May 20, 2015

Most states have already taken steps to ban e-cigarette sales to minors. ... open the door to taxation and regulation under the state's workplace smoking ban.

Alma library bans e-cigarettes, companion pets
The Morning Sun - May 20, 2015

Dinwoody said growing public health concerns regarding e-cigarette smoking or "vaping" motivated the library's board to bring their concerns to the city ...

Naperville limits e-cigarette sales, could ban indoor use in public
Chicago Daily Herald - May 20, 2015

But on Tuesday, new members directed city employees to draft a potential regulation to add e-cigarettes to the city's smoke-free ordinance, which would ban ...

Employers can't afford to be passive about e-smoking
Management Today - May 20, 2015

Although smoking in the workplace is banned, this does not extend to e-cigarettes. ... best avoided by imposing a blanket ban on both normal and e-cigarettes.

Electronic Cigarette Market Is Growing for Awareness About the ...
Digital Journal - May 20, 2015

Some of these include: a ban on public smoking, an intensification of ... For instance, these devices have been banned in countries such as Brazil and Mexico; ...

Nicotine may actually be good for you
Health24 - May 20, 2015

It's a debate that has been aggravated by the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes - tobacco-free gadgets people use to inhale nicotine-laced vapour, which ...

Smoking is the top cause of home fire deaths in the US
Fredericksburg.com - May 20, 2015

Twenty-five separate incidents of explosion and fire involving an e-cigarette were reported in the United States media between 2009 and August 2014.

E-cigarettes Aren't Benign, Suggest Recent Studies
Drug Discovery & Development - May 19, 2015

A slew of new studies detailed at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference in Denver, Colorado this week are raising concerns about ...

Here's Why You Really Need To Stop Vaping
The Debrief - May 20, 2015

Another, published in Tobacco Control found that e-cigarettes contained chemicals known to ... 'Given the increasing popularity of flavored e-cigarettes, a better ...

E-cigarette debate continues at council work session
SW News Media - May 20, 2015

Once again, members of the Jordan City Council debated whether or not electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, should be treated the same as regular tobacco ...

Building owners back the fight against e-cigarettes
Portland Business Journal (blog) - May 20, 2015

The bill, which would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes under the Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act, has passed both the Oregon House and Senate and is expected to ...

Higher Ground: What We Should Ban in Seattle Parks Instead of ...
Seattle Weekly - May 19, 2015

I'm missing the damn cigarette smoke that for so long provided a hazy ... apply to vape pens-or electronic cigarettes-so regardless of how the wind blows, I'm ...

RI bans e-cigarettes on health concerns
Jakarta Post - May 19, 2015

The government will soon ban sales of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) nationwide ... be banned in line with the concerns recently voiced by the Health Ministry. ... worldwide to impose tighter anti-tobacco measures to curb smoking, which is ...

Will CMU researchers' findings change your mind about e-cigarettes?
MLive.com - May 19, 2015

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes as they're more commonly known, have been touted as a tar- and tobacco-free alternative to ...

E-cigarettes often labeled incorrectly, say agencies
Korea JoongAng Daily - May 19, 2015

Since the Korean government raised the tobacco tax by 2,000 won ($1.80) at the beginning of the year, electronic cigarettes have settled into some Koreans' ...

E-Cigs Little Help in Kicking Real Cig Habit
MedPage Today - May 19, 2015

DENVER -- The use of electronic cigarettes as a tool for smoking cessation led to short-term success, but the effect was not sustained over time, a systematic ...

Just one exposure to vapor from electronic cigarettes dampens the ...
TheHealthSite - May 19, 2015

Washington, May 18: A new study has demonstrated that just one exposure to vapor from electronic cigarettes dampens the cough reflex. Lead author Peter ...

ATR Supports Rep. Tom Cole's FDA Deeming Authority Clarification ...
Americans for Tax Reform - May 19, 2015

The thousands of e-liquids and countless versions of electronic cigarettes available to smokers looking for an effective way to quit would be banned pending ...

New Haven cracking down on E-Cigarettes
WTNH - May 19, 2015

Last night, the Board of Alders voted to ban e-cigarette smokers from lighting up ... on government property where there's already a state law that bans tobacco.

To smoke or not to smoke?
The Daily Advertiser - May 19, 2015

The City-Parish Council tonight will consider approving a ban on smoking in all bars and clubs. The ban would apply to the use of electronic or e-cigarettes, too.

Law | Massachusetts Looking To Raise Tobacco Tax & More
The Cigar Authority - May 19, 2015

Senate Bill 1119 is looking to include e-cigarettes in the definition of tobacco products and use of electronic cigarettes in the definition of smoking. Senate Bill ...

E-cigs added to Maury Co. smoking policy
Columbia Daily Herald - May 18, 2015

The Maury County Commission amended its smoking policy to include ... push to reinforce its smoke-free campus policy, including banning e-cigarettes.

Bill banning e-cigarettes for minors needs Abbott's signature
KVUE - May 19, 2015

The bill also bans possession of the devices in Texas by anyone under 18. E-cigarettes are battery-operated smoking devices that vaporize chemicals for ...

Public comment: Last chance for input on e-cigs
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - May 19, 2015

One goal of clean indoor air ordinances is to help protect hospitality industry workers, ... support the idea of "vaping" argue that it is safer than smoking cigarettes.

First UK case on e-cigarettes in the workplace
Lexology (registration) - May 18, 2015

... that the employee's actions did not amount to gross misconduct in line with the respondent's smoking policy as it did not expressly ban the use of e-cigarettes.

Fewer Oregon Teens Smoking, But More Trying E-Cigarettes
Jefferson Public Radio - May 18, 2015

But he cautioned, more needs to be done about e-cigarettes. "Not only do we not know the overall public health impact of e-cigarette use, we do know that if they ...

EPS OK's strategic plan
Enid News - May 18, 2015

... policy to include the possession and use of simulated tobacco products, including, but not limited to, e-cigarettes and vapor devices, and paraphernalia.

Boca restrict electronic cigarette use
The Boca Raton Tribune - May 18, 2015

Add Boca Raton to the number of cities that are now restricting electronic cigarette use throughout the city. In February, then-Deputy Mayor Constance Scott ...

Teen smoking a problem regionally
The Durango Herald - May 18, 2015

E-cigarettes also proved a temptation to high-school students in the five-county region. Twenty-one percent of high-school students have tried e-cigarettes.

E-Cigarette Flavorings Can Be Toxic to Lung Cells
Healthline - May 18, 2015

While it's illegal to claim that electronic cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes, the makers of so-called "smoke-free" tobacco products love to point out the ...

Frenchman injured by exploding e-cigarette
The Local.fr - May 18, 2015

A young Frenchman was left with burns to his right hand and complained he could have been left disfigured after his electronic cigarette exploded in his hand. He said it was like a grenade going off.

Potentially hazardous effects of mechanical and chemical characteristics of e-cigarettes
Science Codex - May 18, 2015

"While the chemical compositions and negative health effects of tobacco smoke have been well studied, e-cigarettes have yet to undergo the same level of ...

E-cigarettes 'no more effective than nicotine patches'
Pulse - May 18, 2015

The team of researchers, from the University of Toronto, found that e-cigarettes improved abstinence from smoking at one month but the effect lost at three and ...

Hemp Hookahzz Releases Two New Flavours
TopTenWholesale News - May 18, 2015

While as much as 99% of all e-cigs and e-liquids are made in China, Hookahzz is proud to have its products made within the boundaries of the US. The products ...

What's Driving the War on E-Cigarettes?
National Review Online - May 18, 2015

To listen to these reactions, you would never guess that e-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that produce an aerosol solution of nicotine free of carcinogenic tar, offer any health benefits to smokers. In truth, e-cigarettes have the potential to ignite a public-health revolution. But thanks to alarm over speculative dangers, misleading spin on facts, and outright misrepresentations of the evidence, various lawmakers and public-health officials threaten to dash that promise. Yet such fear-mongering is now a standard talking point of major health organizations.

E-Cigarette Flavorings Alter Lung Function At Cellular Level
Science 2.0 - May 18, 2015

Some flavorings used in electronic cigarette liquid may alter important cellular functions in lung tissue, according to a presentation at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

Saginaw news quiz: Fatal crash, e-cigarettes and city budget cuts
MLive.com - May 18, 2015

...From new research about e-cigarettes to proposed city budget cuts, the week of May 10-16 was an eventful one in the community.

Board approves 'senior privilege' program
Ellwood City Ledger - May 18, 2015

The handbook changes also included provisions to prohibit electronic cigarettes under the smoking and tobacco policy, and slacks or jeans made out of sweat ...

City tables e-cigarette ordinance
Portage Daily Register - May 17, 2015

The Portage Common Council has tabled an ordinance expanding local regulation of cigarette products to electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes.

State bill seeks to regulate e-cigarettes, receives conflicting reactions
WatertownDailyTimes.com - May 17, 2015

An effort to limit the indoor use of e-cigarettes is picking up steam across the state, sparking mixed reactions from local businesses.

E-cigs: City scrutinizes vaping as debate stirs
Santa Clarita Valley Signal - May 17, 2015

As e-cigarettes become more and more popular, Santa Clarita Valley public agencies are continuing to examine how, or whether, to regulate their use.

An Australian expert says the flavours of e-cigarettes are attractive to young vapers
Business Insider Australia - May 17, 2015

An Australian public health expert says e-cigarettes could lead to young people becoming hooked on smoking even though manufacturers say the small ...

Quit Victoria calls for e-cigarette ban to stop new smokers taking up habit
The Australian - May 17, 2015

The NSW government recently banned the sale of e-smokes to children, but Prof Chapman said ... Originally published as Call for e-cig ban to stop new smokers.

4 Weird Health Effects of E-Cigarettes
TIME - May 17, 2015

E-cigarette research is heating up, and scientists are starting to show that using e-cigarettes can have some surprising health effects, according to new findings presented at the meeting of the American Thoracic Society.

Little Evidence To Show E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit Real ...
International Business Times - May 17, 2015

If you think e-cigarettes are going to help you quit smoking for good, not so fast. Researchers at an American Thoracic Society conference said Sunday there is still too little evidence to show that using e-cigs leads to kicking the habit long-term, and the society urged smokers who wish to quit to consider other alternatives, owing to the potential health consequences of the devices.

So Your Teenager Is Vaping E-cigarettes Should You Worry?
The Epoch Times - May 17, 2015

Telling a teenager that vaping is just as bad for you as smoking or that e-cigs are worse than tobacco cigarettes could push them toward cigarettes and is not ...

E-Cigs' Chemicals Potentially Hazardous
MD Magazine - May 17, 2015

Despite being promoted by manufacturers as a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco, electronic cigarettes emit hazardous substances, a study finds. In a research abstract due to be presented today at the American Thoracic Society meeting in Denver, CO, Daniel Sullivan, MD of the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL, and colleagues report on the by-products of e-cigarette vapor. The team found that some e-cigarettes product more of these potentially harmful substances than others. The researchers found that generation of acrolein, acetaldehyde, and formaldehydeall potential carcinogens--was correlated with the output of the e-cigarettes power generating mechanisms

E-Cigs Dampen Cough Reflex
MD Magazine - May 17, 2015

Just one exposure to vapor from electronic cigarettes dampens the cough reflex, a New York City study shows. Reporting at the American Thoracic Society ...

Our View: E-cigarette bill is half right, half wrong
Mail Tribune - May 16, 2015

The Oregon Senate passed a bill on Monday to curtail electronic cigarettes in the state. Part of the measure was long overdue; the other part was premature. Keeping addictive substances known to be hazardous out of the hands of minors is common sense. But lawmakers should refrain from banning the use of a legal product they can't say is harmful to anyone other than the user until all the facts are in. Otherwise, they're imposing exactly the kind of "nanny state" regulation critics often accuse them of.

Law banning e-cigarettes to Attleboro minors to be voted on by city council in June
The Sun Chronicle - May 16, 2015

A city ordinance that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery products to anyone under the age of 18 has passed muster in the city's legal office and is expected to be up for a vote by the city council on June 16.

As E-Cig, Vape Momentum Slows, What's the Potential for MST?
CSPnet.com - May 16, 2015

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Although the stampede into electronic cigarettes and even vapor products has slowed to a steady march, positive economic trends ...

CT moves closer to restricting vapor cigarettes
wwlp.com - May 16, 2015

Connecticut smokers of electronic cigarettes and other vapor products may soon face the same restrictions as tobacco smokers. It's now up to the state Senate to act on a bill that would prevent people from using e-cigarettes in state buildings, restaurants, places that serve alcohol, schools, ...

New Haven alders to vote Monday on tobacco ban
New Haven Register - May 16, 2015

A ban on all forms of tobacco including the use of electronic cigarettes in selected public city spaces is on the table when the full Board of Alders meets Monday night.

House says 'no smoking' means e-cigs, too
The CT Mirror - May 15, 2015

No smoking signs would apply to the use of electronic cigarettes under legislation passed late Thursday night by the state House of Representatives and sent to the Senate. The American Vaping Association, which represents e-cigarette shops, had tried ...

Sen. Blumenthal Wants New FDA Tobacco Regulations By End of ...
halfwheel.com - May 15, 2015

Yesterday, Blumenthal announced his intention to get FDA to finalize its deeming regulations on premium cigars, e-cigarettes and all unregulated tobacco ...

Senate Committee approves ban on e-cigs for minors and on ...
Michigan Radio - May 15, 2015

Michigan would see a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and a ban on the sale ... And the possession and use of powdered alcohol would be illegal for ... "And we don't want minors to start smoking e-cigs and then perhaps go on to other tobacco." The CDC reported last month that e-cigarette use among high school ...

E-cigarette tax would destroy Ohio small businesses
Watchdog.org - May 15, 2015

Evolved Vapors wouldn't be the only vape shop to go under if legislators backed Kasich's decision to tax tobacco-free vapor products as if they contained ...

Bill Moberly: Madison should encourage vaping stores, not restrict them
Madison.com - May 15, 2015

Dear Editor: Mayor Soglin and the four members of the Planning Commission who voted the limit new vaping shops to particular parts of Madison are just simply ...

Meeker Memorial Hospital bans tobacco, e-cigarettes on campus
West Central Tribune - May 14, 2015

... the entire campus not only the buildings but also the grounds and any vehicle parked on the grounds. The policy extends as well to electronic cigarettes.

Electronic nicotine delivery devices policy
Fort Leavenworth Lamp - May 14, 2015

The use of electronic nicotine delivery devices, known as e-cigs, is now restricted and regulated the same as tobacco use. Combined Arms Center and Fort ...

Vaping Companies See Bias in Indiana Law
Courthouse News Service - May 14, 2015

New Indiana regulations of smoke-simulating, "vaping" products kowtow to Big Tobacco's interests, three businesses claim in Federal Court. As smoking bans have made the use of traditional tobacco products illegal in many public places, many businesses have rushed to fill the void in the market with electronic, or e-cigarettes, and vaping pens, devices that supposedly sate the need to smoke tobacco without the public health hazards.

FDA has summer to finalize tobacco deeming regs, Senate Dem says
The Hill - May 14, 2015

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is giving the Food and Drug Administration until the end of the summer to finalize its deeming regulations for all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and cigars.

Vaping vs. smoking pot: What's safer, and does the high feel the ... [VIDEO]
The Cannabist - May 14, 2015

Of the many ways one could consume cannabis smoke it, eat it, vape it, dab it much debate swirls around the pros and cons of using a vaporizer for ...

Altria Stock Poised to Gain from Growing E-Cig Market
Money Morning - May 14, 2015

...based company jumped into the e-cig market in 2013 when its Nu Mark subsidiary launched its MarkTen brand of e-cigs. Altria raised its bet on e-cigs last year ...

Danvers approved new tobacco regulations
Wicked Local Danvers - May 14, 2015

With a unanimous vote, the Board of Health passed a list of new regulations regarding the definition and sales of tobacco products. The regulations redefined what a tobacco product is, which now includes all non-FDA regulated electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette-related products, such as pipes, cigars, and hookahs. The new regulations included a unanimous decision to set the legal age for purchasing tobacco products at 21, banning the sale of tobacco products in any educational or health care institution (such as any business with a pharmacy), and banning sales at establishments located within 500 feet of a school.

Pair of Jones bills move on with Senate approval
Argus Press - May 14, 2015

Two pieces of legislation sponsored by Sen. Rick Jones to protect children from alcohol and nicotine abuse were approved Wednesday by the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee. Senate Bill 231 would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes and nicotine cartridges to minors as well as ban minors from possessing these objects.

Indoor e-cigarette ban gathers steam [VIDEO]
Albany Times Union - May 14, 2015

Some state lawmakers want e-cigarette use in places like offices and restaurants to disappear in a puff of smoke. A bill before the state Senate and Assembly would add e-cigarettes electronic vaporizers that let users inhale nicotine and exhale plumes of vapor to the list of products covered under the state's Clean Indoor Air Act, which bans traditional smoking in certain indoor areas.

New Rochelle Library President Backs E-Cigarette Smoking Ban In Work Places
The Daily Voice - May 14, 2015

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- New Rochelle Library Board of Trustees President Haina Just-Michael advocated a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes in work ...

E-Cigarette Restrictions Approved In Putnam ($$)
The Putnam County Courier (subscription) - May 14, 2015

Putnam legislators have enacted a local law restricting the use of electronic cigarettes in locations where smoking is prohibited.

Judge Upholds NYC Ban on Indoor E-Cigarette Use
New York Law Journal (registration) - May 14, 2015

A 2013 amendment to New York City's indoor smoking ban to bar e-cigarette use, or "vaping," does not violate the single-subject rule contained within the state Constitution, a Manhattan judge concluded in a suit filed by smokers' advocates against the city. New York Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment argued that Local Law 152, which added e-cigarettes to the city's ban on smoking in bars, restaurants, government buildings and other public places, violated Article III 15 in the state Constitution because smoking and e-cigarette use are two different subjects.

Editorial: Basic restrictions needed for e-cigarettes
Bend Bulletin - May 14, 2015

Oregon lawmakers have disagreements about all sorts of things, but Democrats and Republicans alike have agreed to make it illegal to sell electronic cigarettes ...

Will the Texas governor sign myth into law
Nolan Chart LLC - May 14, 2015

Coming out of the 84th Texas Legislature is a bill that claims to be an age restriction bill that does a lot more than restrict age. Around the world, and all across Texas, former smokers are starting to breathe easier and are no longer addicted to cigarettes. Their sense of smell, taste, and joy for life is coming back as they get further from smoking. Their renewed health is a great relief to public health costs as well as relieving for families and friends. Due to the myth nicotine is the bad player in burning tobacco, the majority of legislatures passed Senate Bill 97, ignoring the facts growing scientific studies provided to them when the bill was being debated. The bill they are sending to the Texas governor is about to treat all eLiquids, even those with zero nicotine, the same as tobacco.

Proprietors must enforce e-cig ordinance
BusinessNorth.com - May 13, 2015

More specifically, it instructs them to post appropriate signs and ask people to refrain from using electronic cigarettes in their establishment, according to the ...

Push to include e-cigs to smoking law
WRGB - May 13, 2015

These are scientists, public health experts, all who agree that the second hand exposure to the aerosol emitted from the electronic cigarettes is potentially ...

Cigarettes replaced by e-cigarettes in convenience store displays
Brisbane Times - May 14, 2015

Six years after the NSW government banned the display of tobacco products in ... of regulation in the e-cigarette market, which is rapidly expanding in Australia.

Concerns e-cig ads attract non-smokers
Radio New Zealand - May 14, 2015

One company, NZ VAPOR, is part way through an advertising campaign on an Auckland radio station. Director of Auckland University's National Institute of Health Innovation Chris Bullen researches e-cigarettes. He said although advertising the products could mean more people tried to quit smoking, there was concern it could also have the reverse effect. "The advertising, if it's portrayed in a particular way, could be a means of recruiting non-smokers.

Medco Marketing Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Support Quit & Stop Smoking Program
Digital Journal - May 14, 2015

Smoking is one of the deadliest killers in the United States. Now, Medco Marketing, a diversified marketing group, has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to help people quit & stop smoking through the use of vaping and e-cigarette products.

E-cig business surveys customers on why they vape
Lynchburg News and Advance - May 14, 2015

While the public health community continues to debate the pros and cons of electronic cigarettes, one Richmond-area e-cig company has surveyed its ...

Electronic cigarette use increasing among teens, long-term effects unknown [VIDEO]
WPRI 12 Eyewitness News - May 14, 2015

As of now, the Food and Drug Administration does not regulate e-cigarettes, but by June it hopes to have an answer on whether or not it will start.

How do I keep all these new pot terms straight when legal sales start up?
Alaska Dispatch News - May 14, 2015

Smoking and vaping have the most quickly detectable effects, usually producing ... Vaping doesn't burn any material, just heats up a substance (anything from ...

Letter: Bigger problems exist
Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2015

I wish these weed haters would get busy and ban the use of electronic cigarettes. Minors are able to buy them, and they are as addictive and harmful as regular ...

ASG considers tobacco resolution, approves student life VP
Daily Northwestern - May 14, 2015

A request for a tobacco-free campus goes further than one for a smoke-free campus, because the former includes a ban on electronic cigarettes and chewing ...

County Council Passes New Taxes on E-Cigs and Temporary Lodging Rentals
BethesdaMagazine.com - May 14, 2015

The Montgomery County Council approved Wednesday two measures aimed at bringing additional revenue into the countys coffers and that also attempt to address evolving issues over e-cigarettes risk to public health and whether temporary room and home rental services like Airbnb should pay taxes to the county.

E-cigarette company files suit against state of Indiana [VIDEO]
WLKY Louisville - May 13, 2015

Inside Derb e-cigarettes in Clarksville, owner Troy Leblanc is preparing for an uncertain future, now that Indiana's House Enrolled Act 1432 has passed. ... Starting in July of 2016, the law will require companies that make e-liquid to obtain a permit from the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission. Those producers, whether they're in Indiana or not, will be required to have 24-7 security monitoring in their production and storage rooms. They'll also have to submit blueprints of their facilities. Indiana attorney general will handle the lawsuit for the state.

Los Gatos: E-cigarettes will be regulated by the town
San Jose Mercury News - May 13, 2015

The town of Los Gatos is set to regulate electronic cigarettes in the same manner as regular cigarettes. The Los Gatos Town Council voted unanimously to amend the smoking ordinance that was approved in November 1991. The regulations would apply to hookahs and other so-called "vaping" devices as well.

UAB revises on-campus smoking policy to address e-cigarettes, vaping
Alabama's News Leader - May 13, 2015

"Following review of faculty and staff requests for policy guidance to address the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizer pens on campus, such devices are now addressed in UAB's updated smoking policy.

E-cigarette vapor could lead to emphysema, say CMU researchers
MLive.com - May 13, 2015

Inhaling the vapor from e-cigarettes could lead to emphysema, according to researchers at Central Michigan University.

State commissioner of public health identifies targets for wellness in review of annual report
KyForward.com - May 13, 2015

Kentucky is the fifth state to institute an expansion of tobacco-free policies to state-owned buildings and is one of 40 states who prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to ...

Sign the Tobacco and E-Cigarette Ban
Honolulu Civil Beat - May 13, 2015

Legislation now awaiting the governors signature advances the front in the war on tobacco in new and historic ways. Senate Bill 1030 would ban the purchase, possession and public use of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes by those under 21, making Hawaii the first state to outlaw tobacco for the 18- to 20-year-old set.

Berkeley Bans Sale of E-Cigarettes and Flavored Tobacco Near Parks, Schools
KQED - May 13, 2015

Berkeley is moving ahead to ban the sale of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products within 1,000 feet of parks or schools. But after hearing from numerous business owners Tuesday night who said theyd fold without tobacco sales, the City Council dialed back a proposal to ban all tobacco sales in those areas.

Legislation To Regulate E-Cigarettes Is Facing Stiff Resistance in California [AUDIO]
California Healthline - May 13, 2015

In a California Healthline report by Erika Kelly, experts discussed the legislative effort to ban electronic-cigarette vaping in public -- the same regulation imposed ...

Health Canada slow to regulate e-cigarettes
Globalnews.ca - May 13, 2015

Some anti-tobacco advocates want e-cigarettes to be treated exactly like cigarettes. ... And to date, Health Canada has not approved a single e-cigarette. ... to minors, prohibiting use in federally regulated public places, restricting advertising of ...

List of some e-cigarette rules in Canada
Saskatoon StarPhoenix - May 13, 2015

Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago on April 23, 2014. Come May 31st, vapers won't be able to use their electronic cigarettes in ...

Local researchers studying e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
News 10NBC - May 13, 2015

The research being conducted inside the University of Rochester Medical Center has already revealed some shocking findings about e-cigs like how copper levels in the vapor is six times higher than in regular cigarettes. Even if you are vaping to quit smoking, local scientists say you are filling your lungs with chemicals like nicotine, formaldehyde and other cancer causing agents.

Vaping Community Fights Back- Focus on Safety and Advocacy, Not Attracting Minors
MMD Newswire (press release) - May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015 (MMD Newswire) -- The vaping industry and community want the public to know the truth about vapor products. Schell Hammel, the owner of The Vapor Bar, started this initiative to educate the public that they are not out to influence minors, they are separate from tobacco companies, and they are the "good guys". "We have positioned ourselves in the industry to be very diligent about verifying the ages of our customers. We have also gone above and beyond regarding testing e-liquids, being at the table for advocacy and negotiating bills as well as safety. We approach laying tobacco down from a psychological, physiological and chemical perspective, as all are involved. Flavors plays a HUGE role in this switch to maintain success and to claim our reasoning is for enticing minors is unfair, incorrect and misleading." said Hammel. The Vapor Bar is dedicated to educating the public.

FDA Moves to Regulate E-Cigarettes
The Heartland Institute - May 13, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposed rule that would extend the agencys tobacco authority to cover additional products that meet the legal definition of a tobacco product, such as e-cigarettes.

Mini-Grants Awarded Towards Substance Abuse Prevention
WHMI - May 13, 2015

The first project was proposed by students at Ore Creek Middle School in Hartland as a way to communicate the negative health effects of e-cigarettes.

Northeast Minnesota county bans e-cigarette use in public
La Crosse Tribune - May 13, 2015

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) A county in northeastern Minnesota has voted to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places. The ban in St. Louis County treats e-cigarettes like traditional cigarettes, barring their use in public areas such as stores and workplaces. The St. Louis County Board voted 5-2 on the measure Tuesday after a public hearing that lasted nearly three hours.

County Board Bans E-Cigs In Public Places
KDAL - May 13, 2015

DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - The St. Louis County Board has approved an ordinance that bans the use of e-cigarettes in public places, retail environments and places ...

North Plainfield may raise cigarette buying age to 21
NJ.com - May 13, 2015

After banning smoking in borough-owned properties last year, the North Plainfield Borough Council on Monday proposed an ordinance to ban the selling of tobacco products and nicotine delivery products to anyone under 21 years old.

Advocates push to include e-cigarettes in the state's Clean Indoor Air Act
NEWS10 ABC - May 13, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) A meeting is being held on Wednesday to push a law that would ban e-cigarettes in places where traditional cigarettes are banned.

Sheriff's Office captain placed on paid leave
The Daily News Journal - May 13, 2015

Capt. John Frost was placed on administrative leave with pay, spokeswoman Lisa Marchesoni said. It was unclear Tuesday what Frost is being investigated for. The Rutherford County Ethics Committee is examining a complaint about the sheriff and his office and recently requested that District Attorney Jennings Jones investigate whether involvement with contracts with a snack and electronic cigarette vendor violated state law or local government regulations.

Del Mar College board approves smoking ban
Corpus Christi Caller-Times - May 13, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Del Mar College Board of Regents unanimously approved a ban on all tobacco products on campus effective in the fall semester. The ban will encompass all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigarettes, vaping pens, chewing tobacco and any other products or devices. "I am aware of ...

Texas lawmakers approve measure to ban e-cigarettes for minors
NYC Today - May 13, 2015

Soon, there could be a ban in Texas on the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. According to reports, the state has moved closer to ban the e-cigarette to ...

Bonham bans smoking in public places
KTEN - May 13, 2015

Restaurant-goers who don't like the smell of smoke with their dinner will be happy to know that a ban against smoking in one local town is now in place. After several complaints against smoking, the Bonham City Council decided to put a ban in place Monday night. The new rule prohibits not only smoking, but also vaping in restaurants and public buildings.

Wisconsin is poised to repeat the mistakes of the past
Passing this legislation will tie the hands of local elected officials in the future without any true understanding of the health impacts of e-cigarettes
Green Bay Press Gazette - May 12, 2015

Just shy of five years since the state finally got the secondhand smoke out of its public places, legislation has been introduced to give unregulated, unproven and potentially dangerous electronic cigarettes special protection under state law. The bill, authored by Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, would strip municipalities of their right to include electronic cigarettes in their communities' smoke-free air ordinances. …

Lawmakers Vote To Ban E-cigarette Sales To Minors
KYTX - May 12, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) E-cigarettes would be off-limits for Texas minors to purchase under a proposal that has cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature.

St. Louis County says no to public vaping
Duluth News Tribune - May 12, 2015

During a public hearing at the county courthouse in Duluth, Iozzo pleaded with the board not to reduce access to e-cigs, which use heat to produce a vapor ...

Steele County Fair Board finalizes designated smoking areas for ...
Southernminn.com - May 12, 2015

After nearly three months of discussion, the Steele County Fair Board has finalized its designated smoking areas on the fairgrounds. The policy states, In consideration of the large number of guests that attend the Steele County Free Fair, smoking (including use of electronic cigarettes) will be ...

E-cigarette tax considered in Montgomery
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online - May 12, 2015

Electronic cigarettes could cost more in Montgomery County because of a proposed new excise tax. At a public hearing on the bill May 5, Bruce Bereano, a lobbyist for the Maryland Association of Tobacco and Candy Distributors, said the county lacks authority to tax tobacco-related products. Only the state can tax tobacco products. I know you all are going to pass this legislation and we will see each other in court, he said. I know you all think you have the authority to pass this legislation, but you dont. Bereano said Montgomery County has established through a previous indoor smoking ban that it considers e-cigarettes to be treated under the law the same as tobacco cigarettes.

E-Cigs ... Exploding in more ways than one
KTBS - May 12, 2015

E-cigarettes. They've become a popular alternative for smokers. But, sometimes they can explode, yes explode, like a firecracker.

Will Your No-Smoking Policy Get Vaporized?
JD Supra (press release) - May 12, 2015

Wondering what your employee is smoking in the break room, likely in violation of your no-smoking policy? Chances are it is an electronic smoking device, such as an e-cigarette or vaporizer. What should you do about it? Anything? Many people are familiar with the increasingly popular e-cigarettes and vaporizers, forcing employers to now grapple with the question of whether to permit ... We think that the prudent course of action is to treat electronic smoking devices the same as traditional cigarettes and other tobacco products under your no-smoking policy.

E-cig ads will fall on disappointed lungs
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - May 12, 2015

NZ law prohibits the sale of nicotine for electronic cigarettes. ... products are effective for quitting NZ smokers will be left out in the cold smoking tobacco." ... Another problem example are leaflets dropped in letterboxes advertising electronic ...

Liquid nicotine being sold in unregulated e-cigarette market [VIDEO]
CTV News - May 12, 2015

Health Canada has barred the sale of liquid nicotine, but it's being openly sold in the unregulated market of e-cigarettes, a CTV News investigation has found.

5 Things Altria Management Wants You to Know
Motley Fool - May 12, 2015

Altria's foray into e-cigarettes is its Nu Mark subsidiary, which operates the MarkTen brand. MarkTen is still in its infancy, so the company doesn't yet break out its ...

Milpitas planners to review vape shop's permit
San Jose Mercury News - May 12, 2015

Milpitas Planning Commission is scheduled to review the conditional use permit ... as e-cigarettes or vaporizer cigarettes that are battery-operated, reusable and ...

The lowdown: Berkeley council on the city budget, nicotine sales restrictions, ...
Berkeleyside - May 12, 2015

Council is set to adopt, on first reading, a new law that would limit sales of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes near schools and parks. The law, which would go into effect Jan. 1, 2016, would require any retailer who sells Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems to buy a tobacco license ($498). In addition, sale of nicotine products would be prohibited under the new law within 1,000 feet of schools and public parks. Violating the ordinance would be classified as a public nuisance. Council will also consider building a 1- to 2-year grace period into the law to minimize economic hardship. According to city staff, Approximately 75% of licensed tobacco retailers in Berkeley operate within 1,000 feet of a school or public park. Currently the City has 84 active TRLs (excluding pharmacies). Elimination of 75% of these would result in annual revenue reduction of approximately $31,374. ...

DC budget would extend 70 percent tobacco tax to vapor products, e ...
Watchdog.org - May 12, 2015

The Vapor Product Amendment Act of 2015 results in 'e-cigarettes' being taxed at the same rate as 'other tobacco' according to the executive summary of ...

Raising the Legal Smoking Age Will Save Lives, Taxpayer Money
Honolulu Civil Beat - May 12, 2015

With tobacco companies targeting the young, and the use of e-cigarettes growing at an alarming rate, Hawaii should be fighting back.

UE becomes tobacco free in August
Evansville Courier & Press - May 12, 2015

EVANSVILLE - In an effort to create a healthier campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors, the University of Evansvilles campus will become 100 percent tobacco-free beginning Aug. 1. The campuswide tobacco-free policy bans the use of all tobacco products including smoked, smokeless and electronic cigarettes anywhere on campus grounds including buildings, athletics facilities, parking areas and at all campus events and functions.

Key Senator Expects Tobacco Tax Hike To Be Part Of Final Kansas ...
KCUR - May 12, 2015

Donovan also said lawmakers are likely to consider expanding the tobacco tax to include e-cigarettes, which are electronic devices that deliver a nicotine kick to ...

Legislature tackles increased use, hidden dangers of e-cigarettes
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel - May 12, 2015

... cigarette smoking, according to an article in The New York Times on April 16, ... To learn more about the elimination of tobacco and secondhand smoke from ...

Oregon Senate approves ban on indoor e-cigarette use, sales to minors
OregonLive.com - May 12, 2015

The Senate on Monday approved tighter restrictions on electronic cigarettes, including bans on indoor use and sales to minors. House Bill 2546, which passed the Senate in a 22-8 vote, would make it illegal to "vape" indoors including at bars, restaurants and workplaces as of Jan. 1, 2016. It would also outlaw businesses from selling vaporizers, nicotine liquid and other accessories to minors, bringing Oregon in line with 41 other states.

Sheriff's IT captain placed on administrative leave with pay
Murfreesboro Post - May 12, 2015

It was suspended almost immediately, though a subsequent shipment was handed out to inmates since they'd paid for the e-cigs already. Arnold, a Republican ...

Texas moves closer to ban e-cigarettes to Minors
NH Voice - May 12, 2015

Soon, there could be a ban in Texas on the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. According to reports, the state has moved closer to ban the e-cigarette to ...

House moves forward on new e-cigarette regulations
Dallas Morning News (blog) - May 11, 2015

E-cigs are battery-powered vaporizers that turn nicotine, flavor, and other chemicals into an aerosol that is then inhaled by the user. The amounts of nicotine and ...

Campus smoking bans good for all: Letter
Reno Gazette Journal - May 11, 2015

... prepared to become tomorrow's leaders and tobacco or nicotine in any form, including chewing and electronic cigarettes, have no place in such a setting.

Bill proposed by Mont. AG banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors ...
Washington Examiner - May 11, 2015

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) - It is now illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to minors in Montana after Gov. Steve Bullock signed the bill into law last week, said Montana Attorney General Tim Fox.

Legislators worked together for public safety, privacy
Great Falls Tribune - May 11, 2015

Diane Sands, D-Missoula, Montana has joined the vast majority of states in prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes and vaping equipment to minors.

Port St. Lucie outlaws use of e-cigarettes in public places where traditional smoking is banned [VIDEO]
WPTV.com - May 11, 2015

Touted as a safer alternative to traditional smoking, electronic cigarettes are supposed to give smokers their nicotine fix without the cancer-causing side effects of ...

What you need to know about electronic cigarettes
Las Vegas Review-Journal - May 11, 2015

Until that day, I knew little about electronic cigarettes, also referred to as e-cigarettes. Could puffing (a.k.a. vaping) on an e-cigarette be the greatest thing to come ...

Batteries and cartomisers: E-Cigarettes waste pose potential environmental risks
Recycling News (press release) - May 11, 2015

Bristol, United Kingdom Disposable components of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes and e-pens, could pose a potential ...

E-cigarette companies unite to tackle proposed ban in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post (subscription) - May 11, 2015

... must be registered as a pharmacy product with the Department of Health. ... "The government should regulate the content of e-cigarettes and ban them for ...

The vaping debate: Health officials express concerns about long term effects
BCLocalNews - May 11, 2015

Fourteen-year-old Colton picked up his first electronic cigarette at a corner store about a year ago. It was grape-flavoured. He was with four friends and each of them bought one to try. The young teen had never smoked before. He puffed on it for a few hours and then bought more.

You are kidding yourself if you think e-cigs aren't addicting [VIDEO]
Examiner.com - May 11, 2015

There is no uncertainty that e-cigs are a highly effective device to deliver nicotine into the user's lungs. There is no uncertainty that nicotine is one of the most ...

CMU researchers look into dangers of e-cigarettes
WNEM Saginaw - May 11, 2015

Researchers at Central Michigan University say they are finding more disturbing links between e-cigarettes affecting smoker's lungs. Vij is working with research fellow Prashanth Shivalingappa and CMU seniors Colin Westphal of Linden and Rachel Hole of Oakland. They examined how e-cigarette vapor compared to tobacco smoke by testing how the vapor affects cells. The team found even minimal exposure of e-cigarette vapor for one hour, disrupted the protein processes in cells. It is the same path cigarette smoke and second-hand smoke takes in our bodies. The team's e-cigarette findings were published as an abstract in the April edition of the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

E-cigarettes and health: the jury is still out
Harvard Health - May 11, 2015

They look like cigarettes, and offer the feel of smoking a cigarette, without the ... Tobacco and menthol flavors may appeal to smokers and former smokers.

How Do We Tell Kids Who Vape It's Just as Dumb as Smoking?
Huffington Post Canada - May 11, 2015

The first is feeling alarmed. Kids are staying away from one deadly habit only to be ensnared by another. Vaping may not be as poisonous as conventional smoking (because no tar is delivered to the lungs) but there are still lots of (known and unknown) dangers. Vaping is a gateway: once people start it's only a matter of time before they want the "real" thing. And e-cigarettes also do not work the other way: they don't help individuals quit conventional ones. The second is feeling (somewhat) reassured. Sure we don't want people vaping; the health impacts are not clearly established. But conventional cigarettes are so toxic that almost anything that keeps someone from smoking is a godsend.

BAT continues to add spokes to its Heidelberg hub
BDlive - May 11, 2015

According to Euromonitor, a market research firm, e-cigarettes generated $4bn-$5bn in sales last year. This is about the same as the illicit cigarette market in SA.

Libertarians of Convenience
City Journal - May 11, 2015

As in many cities, the ban covers not just bona fide tobacco cigarettes but also smokeless e-cigarettes. San Francisco was the first city to regulate e-cigarettes ...

Iowa counties, schools work to update e-cigarette policies as use rises
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines - May 11, 2015

The county is encouraging businesses to adopt clean indoor air policies that are all encompassing and prohibit the use of e-cigs in the places where tobacco ...

State looks at extending tax to e-cigarettes
Hays Daily News - May 11, 2015

Sen. Les Donovan, R-Wichita, who chairs the Senate Taxation Committee, has few specifics and no potential tax rates in mind. Just the idea, however, has Williams who works at Juicys Vapor near 21st and Gage on edge. E-cigarettes use battery power to vaporize liquid nicotine that the user then inhales like a cigarette. Their use and popularity have risen rapidly over the past few ...

Oregon Bill Would Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21, Introduce ...
halfwheel.com - May 11, 2015

The most notable of these changes would be that purchasing tobacco ... selling tobacco products or inhalant delivery systemsi.e. any e-cigarette or non-medical marijuana vaping devicewould become subject to licensing by the Oregon ...

Sheriff's Office rehired employees who earlier resigned
Murfreesboro Post - May 11, 2015

Their company had an exclusive deal to sell e-cigarettes to inmates at the county jail for $12.95 each. Arnold and his wife, Megan, listed JailCigs income on a ...

Health officials concerned about e-cigarette use by teens
KING5.com - May 11, 2015

TACOMA, Wash. -- The growing popularity of e-cigarettes among teens has local health officials extremely concerned. A recent survey by the state found 1 in 5 high school sophomores in Pierce County are vaping. That's twice the number who smoke regular cigarettes.

Board of health set to consider regulations on e-cigarettes, vaping
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - May 10, 2015

PRINCETON Should vaping, the use of electronic nicotine devices, fall under the same indoor air regulations as smoking cigarettes? Its a question being considered May 13 before the Mercer County Board of Health.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Bans Public Indoor Smoking
KELOLAND TV - May 10, 2015

Electronic cigarettes are also banned from these spaces. Fifty-one percent of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe members smoke, compared to a 19 percent national ...

E-cigarettes lead to chronic lung conditions
The Nation - May 10, 2015

Long-term e-cigarette use could lead to chronic lung conditions, scientists have warned. US researchers found e-cigarette vapour affects cells in the lungs in the same way as cigarettes smoke, even after just one hour. Long-term exposure could lead to emphysema, which is also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Although these were preliminary results, experts have hailed the results as significant.

E-cigarettes: Former Lawmaker's View: St. Louis County can lead the way
Duluth News Tribune May 10, 2015

I am a former medical school educator who had the honor of serving 11 terms as the east Duluth districts representative in the Minnesota House. My proudest moment in public service came in 2007 when the Freedom to Breathe Act, a bill I authored that extended Minnesotas Clean Indoor Air Act to all indoor workplaces including restaurants and bars became law. It's true that many people are using them to try to quit smoking and that's a ... County commissioners to add e-cigarettes to our county's tobacco ordinance.

Doctors' View: E-cigarette, tobacco smoke enough alike to warrant regulation
Duluth News Tribune - May 10, 2015

It is fair to say that three or four years ago these were new questions and we did not know the answers. But now we do, and it is certainly time for you to know and for our St. Louis County Board of Commissioners to know as they consider a vote to help protect citizens of our county from the invisible harm caused by these gadgets if being used indoors.

E-Liquid in E-Cigarettes: Is It Safe?
Motley Fool - May 9, 2015

... will announce a new regulation "deeming" electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and the nicotine-laced e-liquid that fuels them to be products subject to the Food, ...

E-cig use triples among U.S. teens
Bowling Green Daily News - May 9, 2015

While e-cigarettes don't contain tobacco and are considered an alternative nicotine product by some, smoke-free advocates and the Food and Drug ...

Playing with fire: Teens and e-cigarettes
The Patriot Ledger - May 9, 2015

Right now, theyre a huge novelty because they are being marketed as safe and theyre not, said Karen Beatty, a health teacher at Hingham High School, where nearly one in four ninth- and 11th-grade students now say theyve tried e-cigarettes at least once. ... have suddenly found their campaign hijacked by electronic cigarettes and marketing that claims the new products are healthier, better-smelling and cheaper.

2015 Legislature: AG thanks Missoula legislators
The Missoulian - May 8, 2015

Diane Sands sponsored Senate Bill 66, which prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping products to minors. Many of these new products are just as ...

Our View: County up next in quest for clear air
Duluth News Tribune - May 8, 2015

Next up in the quest for clear air thats safe from the poisons found in cigarette smoke and from the unknowns of e-cigarette vapors: St. Louis County. The county has a public hearing scheduled for 9:40 a.m. Tuesday at the courthouse in Duluth before the elected board of commissioners can seize an opportunity to ban e-cigarette use in public places where smoking already is prohibited.

Fire crews called to bedroom fire caused by e-cigarette
Lincolnshire Echo - May 8, 2015

... to charge them properly, or leaving them unattended while charging. Many people have started using e-cigarettes in recent years as an alternative to smoking.

Are E-Cigs a Gateway to Smoking?
MedPage Today - May 8, 2015

Lots of questions remain about the effects that using electronic cigarettes have on adolescents, including whether they are a "gateway" drug to regular cigarettes, several speakers said Wednesday. "Do e-cigarettes cause children to progress to other tobacco products that are extremely harmful?" Andrea Villanti, PhD, MPH, director for regulatory science and ...

Students, Evanston residents revive effort to make Northwestern's campus tobacco-free
Daily Northwestern - May 8, 2015

Students are renewing an effort to make Northwesterns campus tobacco-free and will present a resolution to ASG next week on the issue. The proposal asks for a tobacco-free campus, which differs from a smoke-free policy because it also prohibits electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco.

 

OP/ED: Smoking is Cool: The Real E-cigarettes
Los Cerritos News - May 7, 2015

I was watching a movie in the Lifetime channel and I noticed an advertisement on E-cigarettes and it caught my attention. This commercial compared E-cigarettes to tobacco products. The comparison made me wonder what is in E-cigarettes and what is the big fuss about. I was under the assumption that smoking E-cigarettes were safe because it contains no tobacco.

ACP Urges More Regulation and Oversight of E-Cigarettes
ACP Advocate May 7, 2015

As the debate over e-cigarettes heats up, the American College of Physicians has a firm message for policymakers and the public: The Food and Drug Administration should regulate electronic nicotine delivery systems, which include e-cigarettes.

In Canada, Public Health Academics Worry About The Rise Of E-Cigarettes
Science 2.0 - May 7, 2015

Young people are just as likely to try electronic cigarettes - vaping - as cigarette smoking, according to a new report in Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and ...

Gasp: The FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes
E-cigarettes are entirely unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration
Wall Street Journal - May 7, 2015

The article Rules of the Game: Take Deep Breath, Try to Vaporize Rival (page one, April 22) fails to address public-health concerns surrounding e-cigarette use, and instead glorifies competitive vaping as the newest entrant in the extreme-sports category. This is extremely concerning.

Time To Think About Regulation For Disruption
MediaPost Communications - May 7, 2015

Electronic cigarettes are a perfect representation of a physical regulatory hack, in that they're both tobacco and non-smoking at the same time. What should we ...

Task Force Recommendations Address E-Cigs And Their Role In Quitting Smoking
Yahoo Health - May 7, 2015

Apparently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force s updated recommendations on tobacco cessation interventions are a good place to start. This week, the American Lung Association tipped its hat to the new recommendations, which involved having doctors ask patients about their smoking habits and providing resources for helping them quit. And, for the first time ever, the USPSTF also reviewed the influx of recent scientific studies on usage of e-cigarette usage, otherwise known as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). For now, the USPSTF concluded there is not enough evidence to determine whether e-cigs are more helpful or harmful for smokers trying to quit, and prompted doctors to stick with proven smoking cessation techniques.

Robert Webb's values go up in e-smoke...
Chortle - May 7, 2015

I don't doubt that Robert believes what he wrote. However, if that is the case why has he recorded voiceovers for advertisements for e-cigarettes?

Ohms and Brass Launches New Subscription Based E Juice ...
Press Release Rocket - May 7, 2015

OhmsandBrass.com is determined to be the Netflix of Vaping, with a single monthly payment entitling individuals to a months supply of e liquids delivered direct to the door, every month.

Cattaraugus County losing war on smoking
Bradford Era - May 7, 2015

Cattaraugus County is losing the war against smoking. Dr. Joseph Bohan, Board of Health president, said the flavorings put in the nicotine for e-cigarettes attract young people, and suggested a local law that would ...

Attleboro may ban e-cigs for youth
The Sun Chronicle - May 6, 2015

ATTLEBORO - City kids wont be able to buy e-cigarettes or similar products meant for the consumption of nicotine in city stores by the end of June if all goes as planned by one city councilor.

Tulsa man says he developed a safer e-cigarette [VIDEO]
KOKI FOX 23 - May 6, 2015

A Tulsa-area businessman and inventor created something that he said could end the debate over the safety of e-cigarettes. Its called gnu-vape. Propylene Glycol is the ingredient in vaping liquid thats caused health concerns. Chip Paul, the co-founder of Tulsa-based Palm Beach Vapors told FOX23 that there is enough known about Propylene Glycol to take it out of e-cigaretes.

Does vaping save smokers or create new nicotine addicts? [VIDEO]
PBS NewsHour - May 6, 2015

They are either a big threat to big tobacco or they may save it. As special correspondent John Larson reports, for good or ill, e-cigarettes remain ... the Liquid Vapor Lounge a few years back, the e-cigarette industry had not yet caught fire. ... surprisingly do not address targeting teenagers with sweet flavors or advertising.

E-Cigarette Tax Bill Update
CSPnet.com - May 6, 2015

Since the beginning of this year, 22 states and the District of Columbia have introduced bills that would assess an excise tax on electronic cigarettes and nicotine liquid solutions used in e-cigarettes. With some state legislatures already adjourned and other states moving closer to adjournment for the year, the picture on e-cigarette taxes is becoming clearer.

E-cig Uncertainty Part 2 : A safer smoking alternative? [VIDEO]
WNDU-TV - May 6, 2015

Recently, more folks are claiming that e-cigarettes and vaping has helped them kick the habit. These claims have many people wondering: Are e-cigs safer than ...

GLANTZ: Comments on what Bonnie Herzog said Mitch Zeller said at the SFATA meeting
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - May 6, 2015

I would hope that the FDA will not accept millions of kids getting addicted to nicotine as acceptable collateral damage to accomplish as-yet unproven harm reduction claims for e-cigarettes (and other similar products). Equally important, the evidence …

New e-cigarette controls proposed in bill
The Courier - May 6, 2015

A ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes to under-18s will be included in new legislation proposed by the Scottish Government. Public Health Minister Maureen ...

Quebec tables bill to crack down on e-cigarettes
CBC.ca - May 6, 2015

The Quebec government tabled a bill in the National Assembly Tuesday afternoon to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes, among other measures. If Bill 44 is ...

SA parly to look at e-cigarettes
Sky News Australia - May 6, 2015

South Australia will look at restricting the sale and use of personal vaporisers, including e-cigarettes. The battery operated devices are designed to simulate the ...

Imperial shuns "heating products" pushed by Big Tobacco rivals
London South East - May 6, 2015

Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International, who are all betting on tobacco heating devices in addition to e-cigarettes.

Electronic Cigarette Reviews Launches Publishing New Consumer ...
Press Release Rocket - May 6, 2015

New disposable e-cigarettes are also included, offering a single use and disposal equivalent to multiple packs of traditional cigarettes. The site also reviews ...

E-Cig Debate Should Focus on 'Issues That Really Matter'
CSPnet.com - May 6, 2015

As with his presentation at the NATO Show, Mitch Zellers appearance at the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) Conference centered on the concept of a continuum of risk when it comes to nicotine and tobacco products. The director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) went so far as to say the pro-vaping attendees were preaching to the choir when they called for a change in rhetoric for the debate over electronic cigarettes. Attendee Bonnie Herzog, Wells Fargos senior tobacco analyst, said that Zeller agreed the societal debate needs to focus on issues that really matter, like the role e-cigs could potentially play in harm reduction. The current e-cig/vaping debate has zeroed in on issues like youth usage, flavors and marketing. Though Herzog acknowledged these points are undoubtedly very important, she expressed concerns that they are diverting attention from the bigger-picture issues.

Rules and regulations can hamper e-commerce: FedEx
The Nation - May 6, 2015

The surge in global use of electronic cigarettes has not been without business headaches for their makers and importers. Hong Kong, for one, prohibits their ...

Regulate all tobacco products
The Star Democrat - May 6, 2015

We ask you to ensure that the Food and Drug Administration issues a final rule to regulate all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and cigars.

Indoor Ban on E-Cigarettes Approved by Delaware House
Delmarva Public Radio - May 6, 2015

The state House of Representatives has approved legislation adding electronic cigarettes to Delaware's indoor smoking ban. The bill passed 29-to-11 Tuesday and now goes to the Senate.

Health officials say e-cigarette juice poisoning on the rise [VIDEO]
KSN-TV - May 6, 2015

WICHITA, Kansas State health officials say the number of children ingesting juice used in e-cigarettes is on the rise. The director of the states poison control center says calls about poisonings from the nicotine-filled juice went from a five in 2010 to 37 in 2014. If you have a child say for example that's rushed to the hospital and they were rushed to the hospital because they have a tummy full of nicotine oil from e-cigs, ...

THEIRS: Montana right to regulate 'vaping'
Rapid City Journal - May 6, 2015

Like tobacco products, e-cigarettes deliver nicotine, a highly addictive substance. About two-thirds of the nearly 1,700 Montana vendors selling tobacco products ...

New legislation rightly puts e-cigarettes off-limits for Montana kids
Montana Standard - May 6, 2015

Fortunately, Montana lawmakers looked ahead to the health and safety of our children when they gave overwhelming approval to banning e-cigarette sales and possession for people under age 18.

EDITORIAL: Don't ignore e-cigarettes among children
Poughkeepsie Journal - May 6, 2015

It's hard to imagine anyone encouraging kids to inhale anti-freeze and other toxins, but by infusing electronic cigarette vapors with candy and fruit flavors, e-cigarette manufacturers are potentially peddling nicotine addiction directly to American children. And while the Food and Drug Administration stands around in a bureaucratic haze debating how and when to regulate the questionable devices, a new generation of young people is at risk.

Multnomah County leaders discuss sales tax on e-cigarettes
OregonLive.com - May 6, 2015

A sales tax on electronic cigarettes could be coming to Multnomah County. But county officials are nowhere close to deciding when, how much or who will be directly taxed.

Ordinance would tightly restrict tobacco, e-cigarette stores [VIDEO]
WKOW - May 6, 2015

MADISON (WKOW)-- A proposed city ordinance would restrict where new tobacco and e-cigarette shops can open in Madison. These regulations will ensure that Madison continues to do its part to combat the overall harmful effects smoking continues to have on our citizens, Soglin wrote in his letter. Importantly, the ordinance also includes vaping or e-cigarette sales within the definition of tobacco retailers. Given what we know about vaping, these establishments should absolutely be included as part of these regulations.

Clark County passes vaping ordinance
The Reflector - May 6, 2015

The Clark County Board of Health on Thursday unanimously voted to place the same restrictions on e-cigarettes and vaping devices as cigarettes under the Washington state Smoking in Public Places law.

Town Hall meeting on drug abuse trends
Point Pleasant Register - May 5, 2015

Use of e-cigs has risen, and can be particularly appealing to children and teens because they come in a variety of bright colors. The liquid to fill the e-cigs comes ...

Vermont House Approves Steep E-Cigarette Tax Hike, Regulations
The Heartland Institute - May 5, 2015

The measure also regulates where e-cigarettes may be advertised, and bans e-cigarette use in public areas and workplaces. Some Vermont lawmakers ...

City adopts policy to ban tobacco, vaping promos at city events
Tahlequah Daily Press - May 5, 2015

Tahlequah city councilors voted 3-1 to adopt a resolution that sets a policy prohibiting tobacco and vapor product marketing, advertising and sponsorship at ...

Vaping Back On New Ulm's Radar [VIDEO]
KEYC - May 5, 2015

The city of New Ulm gave the Minnesota Legislature a year to come up with some guidance on e-cigs. Ultimately, they passed the buck, banning vaping in state ...

House lawmakers pass e-cig ban, vape shops spared
The News Journal - May 5, 2015

House lawmakers passed legislation Tuesday that would add e-cigarette devices to Delaware's Clean Indoor Air Act, but would exempt vape shops from such a ban. The only amendment lawmakers found agreement on was one that would exempt vape shops, stores where people buy their e-cigarette devices and flavoring, if 80 percent of revenue came from the sale of e-cigarettes and the shop does not share space with other establishments.

Using tobacco's marketing techniques in public health messaging
Emory News Center - May 5, 2015

Some cigarette-sized cigars contain enticing flavorings, such as grape or strawberry. The newest arrival, e-cigarettes, come in a dizzying variety of devices, each with a plethora of flavored liquids from which to choose. "Young people who are ...

Butter Crunch e-cigarettes? Who are you really targeting? Our view
USA TODAY - May 5, 2015

Just when it looks like the battle against teen smoking might be headed for victory, along comes a potent and popular new threat electronic cigarettes to raise doubts.

We support age-verification laws: Opposing view
USA TODAY - May 5, 2015

Let's be clear. E-cigarettes are intended only for adult smokers and adults who vape. We are adamantly opposed to minors using vapor products, and we support federal, state and local restrictions on their use by underage consumers.

E-cig Uncertainty Part 1 : Facts about e-cigs [VIDEO]
WNDU-TV - May 5, 2015

The word e-cigs has been popping up in news headlines, and seen across new storefronts in the United States. However, the relatively new device is swirling in uncertainty. Some questions you may have... Are they safe? Do they help you quit smoking tobacco? How are they regulated?

Manitoba won't up the tax on electronic cigarettes
Globalnews.ca - May 5, 2015

Currently, electronic cigarettes and vaporizers are taxed the 8 per cent provincial sales tax. Traditional cigarettes are taxed among the highest in Canada, ...

Don't be an e-diot
Nouse - May 5, 2015

Gone are the days of packing in smoking by wearing a patch on your arm, chewing on some ridiculously overpriced chewing gum or just simply going cold turkey. Nowadays everyone is trading in their pack of smokes for an e-cigarette the newest piece of quitting smoking paraphernalia. It is estimated that around 2 billion people in Britain are users of e-cigarettes, with around 700,000 of them using them instead of traditional cigarettes and the rest being made up of people who use a combination of the two.

Scottish Government propose electronic cigarette ban for under 18s
stv.tv - May 5, 2015

A ban on selling electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 will be included in new legislation proposed by the Scottish Government. Public health ...

Health Minister Jack Snelling set to endorse measures to ban e-cigarettes to minors
Perth Now - May 5, 2015

FAUX cigarettes that deliver liquid nicotine but masquerade as glamorous fashion accessories would be banned from sale to minors under a move endorsed by Health Minister Jack Snelling.
A parliamentary committee will consider the use, sale and promotion of personal vaporisers, including e-cigarettes.

Expert Panel Unclear on Whether E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit ...
WebMD - May 5, 2015

E-cigarette use is continuing to boom in popularity across the United States, and some proponents of the "vaping" device say it provides a safer alternative to ...

New standards add safety to unregulated e-cigarette market
Voxy - May 5, 2015

New world standards for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and e-liquid published by AFNOR, the French standardisation and certification programme, add safety and accountability to the still unregulated market. E-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, however current regulations making it illegal to sell in New Zealand mean users are putting themselves at risk using unregulated and untested products, often sourced from China.

E-cigarettes: Whats the big deal?
Sonoma State Star - May 5, 2015

Before I began college, I couldnt have identified an e-cigarette if I saw one. In my first semester at San Jose State, I sat next to a student who was openly smoking an e-cigarette in my community health class, to my surprise. Since I didnt know much about e-cigarettes, he was nice enough to explain how they work. While smoking a traditional cigarette in a classroom is unthinkable, much less a health class, e-cigarettes have emerged as a strangely acceptable practice. I fear this trend will erode the progress that has been made over decades in the fight against tobacco.

Calif. Lawmakers Considering Statewide Rules for Medical Marijuana
California Healthline - May 5, 2015

... proposed ballot initiatives to increase the state's tobacco tax by $2 per pack. ... the Assembly voted to broaden the state's ban on e-cigarette sales to minors.

Arvada bans public use of e-cigs by putting vapes under tobacco code
The Denver Post - May 5, 2015

ARVADA The Arvada City Council passed an ordinance Monday night banning the use of electronic cigarettes in public places. The council voted 5-2 to place the devices under the tobacco code, which means the same laws that apply to traditional tobacco products will also apply to electronic delivery systems, like e-cigarettes and vaporizers.

Delaware House Set to Vote on Indoor Ban on E-Cigarettes
WBOC TV 16 - May 5, 2015

The state House is again poised to vote on legislation adding electronic cigarettes to Delaware's indoor smoking ban. The bill to be considered Tuesday adds electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or digital cigarettes, to the existing prohibition on smoking in restaurants, bars and other public places. Conflicting amendments to exempt businesses that sell electronic cigarettes from the ban forced the postponement of a scheduled vote last week.

Green River health assessment lays out Kentucky medical concerns
Evansville Courier & Press - May 5, 2015

The assessment expresses particular concern about electronic cigarettes. There are unknown dangers that exist with e-cigs, the idea that people do not know ...

Lafayette residents voice their opinion about the possible ban on smoking in bars [VIDEO]
KLFY - May 5, 2015

Its a hot topic in Lafayette, whether patrons should be banned from smoking in the bars, but before a decision is made the Lafayette City Parish Council is asking residents to voice their opinions. If approved the ban would be on all tobacco products plus electronic cigarettes in bars and clubs. The meeting is set for 5:30 Tuesday night and is open to the public.

Montgomery County to consider tax on electronic cigarettes
Frederick News Post (subscription) - May 5, 2015

The Montgomery County Council is considering a tax on electronic cigarettes. The council has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday night in Rockville.

E-cig regulations on NU Council agenda
NUjournal - May 5, 2015

NEW ULM - The City Council is taking the first move today in amending the city regulations regarding e-cigarettes. A year ago the Council discussed ...

Victor Vape Shop Controversy [VIDEO]
WROC-TV - May 5, 2015

Victor, NY (WROC)- Michaeleen Broyles doesn't want vapor shops in her neighborhood. She says one year ago, her son almost died from misusing e-cigarettes. "He smoked what was equivalent to two packs of cigarettes in 10 minutes, and at that point we ended up in the emergency room, and he was toxic," she said. The town board ultimately decided to enact a moratorium, believing it will give them more time to learn about vaping, while prohibiting any new vape shops from opening. The community has 180 days to submit written comments and opinions to the board. The board already approved Jeffrey Bouman's new vape shop on Main Street. It's set to open next week. He understands residents have concerns, but says his business or others shouldn't be stopped.

Ethics committee seeks attorney on Arnold complaint
The Daily News Journal - May 5, 2015

... Arnold and others at the sheriff's office violated state laws and county regulations pertaining to contracts, such as the sale of electronic cigarettes to inmates.

City of Madison Blowing smoke: City commission passes controversial tobacco regulation
UW Badger Herald - May 5, 2015

For the sixth time this year, the city took up a zoning proposal to regulate the sales of tobacco and e-cigarettes. Madisons Plan Commission Monday passed a proposal from Mayor Paul Soglin which seeks to more clearly define tobacco retailers and how they can operate. The proposal specifically includes vaping in its regulations, which has proved to be a major point of conflict.

Tobacco, e-cigarette shops could be limited to few sections of Madison
Madison.com - May 5, 2015

Members of the vaping community are concerned that this zoning change will allow e-cigarettes from major tobacco companies those sold in convenience ...

Shumlin urges caution on e-cigarette tax [VIDEO]
WCAX - May 4, 2015

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Governor Shumlin says he does not support a House-passed plan to impose a new tax on electronic cigarettes. The 46-percent tax on ...

Halifax town meeting to discuss fire trucks, e-cigarettes
The Patriot Ledger - May 4, 2015

Residents will also decide how e-cigarettes should be incorporated into the Code of the Town of Halifax. The Board of Selectmen are requesting the code be amended to ban the use of e-cigarettes in and within 100 feet of town-owned buildings or any other town-owned property where the smoking of tobacco products is prohibited. Right now there arent any regulations restricting e-cigarette use, Halifax Town Administrator Charlie Seelig said. We dont allow tobacco use, we dont allow alcohol use and we dont allow marijuana use, so we are just expanding that to e-cigarettes and the like. In addition, Seelig said the uncertainty surrounding the health affects of e-cigarettes also contributed to the selectmens proposal of article 57 . We dont want our employees to be guinea pigs or lab rats to see if there are some kind of negative second hand effects down the line, Seelig added.

California Assembly votes to block e-cigarette sales to minors
Los Angeles Times - May 4, 2015

The state Assembly on Monday acted to plug a loophole in the law prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors by extending the ban to include devices that dont include nicotine cartridges.

Jury Out on e-Cigs for Smoking Cessation
Medscape - May 4, 2015

There is still insufficient evidence to weigh the balance of benefits and harms of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation, experts say. In an updated draft ...

Jeff Stier to Speak at Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association Conference
National Center for Public Policy Research - May 4, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, will give a talk on "Making Policy Decisions" at the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association's (SFATA) 2015 annual conference, "Revolution to Evolution: Next Steps for the Vapor Industry," being held at the Hilton Orrington Evanston in Evanston, IL from May 4-5, 2015. Stier, who directs the National Center's Risk Analysis Division, also will moderate a panel on strategies and goals for advancing harm reduction after the FDA announces its new regulations on e-cigarettes, which is expected sometime next month.

Public Release: 4-May-2015 Youth just as likely to try e-cigarettes as smoking
EurekAlert (press release) - May 4, 2015

Young people are just as likely to try electronic cigarettes as smoking, according to a new report from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo. The findings, published today in Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends, reveal that approximately 20 per cent of youth between the ages of 15 and 19 experiment with vaping, the same number who try cigarettes.

Pregnant women believe e-cigs less harmful than tobacco
KGNS.tv - May 4, 2015

More than 40 percent said e-cigarettes were safer than traditional cigarettes, and only 57 percent knew that e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Some of these devices ...

Should the federal government regulate e-cigarettes to help reduce their use by teens?
Palm Beach Post (blog) - May 4, 2015

E-cigarettes, as they are called, are a fast-growing alternative to tobacco smoking. The devices, which are small, battery-powered cylinders, replace smoking by delivering nicotine to the user by mixing the drug with a liquid, which then is heated and inhaled as a vapor. This allows the user to get the nicotine rush without the toxic cigarette smoke that comes from burning tobacco. This process is known as vaping. ...

Health Beat: Here's One Doctor Who Isn't Sold on Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21
Honolulu Civil Beat - May 4, 2015

Hawaii is just a gubernatorial signature away from becoming the first state to ban the sale and possession of tobacco and electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21. Public health advocates declare it another victory in their quest to eliminate smoking in the general population and to save lives.

Ward: Selling of e-cigarettes to minors requires stricter regulations
Iowa State Daily - May 4, 2015

I have always had a sort of disdain toward e-cigarettes. Maybe it's because I'm a paranoid asthmatic or simply due to the vapor they give off looks too much like ...

Clive McFarlane: Living free, dying earlier
Worcester Telegram - May 4, 2015

... town's Board of Health that would have made Westminster the first town in the country to ban the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.

Gazette opinion: Putting vaping off-limits for Montana kids
Billings Gazette - May 4, 2015

Fortunately, Montana lawmakers looked ahead to the health and safety of our children when they gave overwhelming approval to banning e-cigarette sales and possession for people under age 18. Like tobacco products, e-cigarettes deliver nicotine, a highly addictive substance. ... As of July 1, Wyoming will prohibit e-cigarette sales to minors, and it will ...

E-cigarettes / Tough to tax
Press of Atlantic City - May 4, 2015

New Jersey, which collects $2.70 for each pack of cigarettes sold, has seen the writing on the wall and already made one attempt to put such a tax on e-cigarettes. Gov. Chris Christie included it in his budget last year, but the Legislature left it out of the version it passed. A bill to tax e-cigarettes is sitting in a Senate committee, ready the next time legislators need some quick satisfaction for their addiction to tax revenue. The problem, as this newspaper has noted in the past, is that e-cigarettes look like they're significantly less harmful than traditional cigarettes. While the research is incomplete - which is astonishing since nicotine and tobacco have been studied intensely for decades - it would be foolish to discourage vaping's replacement of smoking.

Senate passes bill to ban electronic cigarettes
Marianas Variety - May 4, 2015

TINIAN The Senate on Friday passed a bill that will prohibit smoking electronic cigarettes in the commonwealth. Seven members headed by President Victor ...

Fred H. Deusch: Democratic representative should focus on ...
The Providence Journal - May 4, 2015

The loony birds and do-gooders are at it again. Let's ban the sale of cigarettes at Rhode Island stores that have pharmacies in them. The sponsor of this bill, Rep. Katherine Kazarian, D-East Providence, does not know anything about smokers.

Bar owners plan to fight Quebec's proposed ban on smoking, vaping
Montreal Gazette - May 3, 2015

Bar owners plan to fight Quebec's proposed ban on smoking, vaping. Geoffrey Vendeville, Montreal Gazette More from Geoffrey Vendeville, Montreal Gazette.

E-cigarettes carry risks for adolescents
The Durango Herald - May 3, 2015

Dr. Koop passed away not too long ago. I was reminded of him when I read recent reports about the rising use of electronic cigarettes, especially among youths. I think Dr. Koop would have been concerned about this new trend in the use of habit-forming nicotine products. Just last month, both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians drew attention to the growing problem of e-cigarette use.

As youth vaping rises, teens cite the allure of tricks
Vine Report - May 3, 2015

Tarazon's embrace of such tricks reflects a growing trend among U.S. teenagers, whose use of e-cigarettes tripled in the last year alone. New research provided to Reuters has found that performing tricks is one of the top two reasons young users say they consider the devices cool.

What Lures Teens Into Using E-Cigarettes? Flavors And Smoke Tricks
Tech Times - May 3, 2015

Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, led a team of researchers studying the methods that lure people to smoke e-cigarettes. They conducted a survey 5,400 Connecticut teens to find out what is "cool about e-cigarettes." The top answers given by the participants? The different flavors of nicotine liquids and being able to do tricks with e-cigarettes.

Will your no-smoking policy get vaporized? ($$)
Lexology (registration) - May 3, 2015

Wondering what your employee is smoking in the break room, likely in violation of your no-smoking policy? Chances are it is an electronic smoking device, such as an e-cigarette or vaporizer. What should you do about it? Anything? Employers must take action and determine their companys stance on the issue before a supervisor walks into the break room to find the crew puffing on e-cigarettes. While the debate between opposition groups and advocates is just heating up, dont wait to act. Weigh the pros and cons of allowing electronic smoking devices in the workplace and determine what is best for your company.

Dr. Zorba Paster: Apple a day, and e-cigarettes
Madison.com - May 3, 2015

Now, on to another topic, e-cigarettes. Ive been harping on this for several years, as evidenced by the ton of anti-Zorba mail I get on e-cigs. It seems that many of these consumers dont like my stand. If youre one of them, you may not want to read on. First of all, I think adults should be allowed to consume whatever air pollutant they want, but not next to me. Since I dont and you dont, either know the long-term effects of e-cigs, dont rant about how theyre safe. It took a long time to learn that 30 years of smoking would lead to lung cancer, pulmonary disease, heart attacks and strokes. The fact is, we just dont know about the long-term effects of e-cigs. What we do know is fresh, clean air, pure and simple, is the safest thing to consume. Period. But on to the most frightening issue around, the epidemic of e-cigarette smoking in our schools. This Trojan horse pollutant has exploded since I jumped on my soap box.

E-cigarette maker: Study shows electronic cigarettes are less addictive than conventional ones
PolitiFact - May 2, 2015

Against this backdrop, the Rhode Island Senate Committee on Health & Human Services held a hearing April 16, 2015, on two proposals. The first, S-482, would require vendors to post the same warning signs that go with conventional tobacco products when they sell e-cigarettes. The second, S-489, "prohibits the use of electronic nicotine delivery system products in public places and places of employment," just as smoking is prohibited. One person to testify against both bills was Dino Baccari, whose North Providence company, White Horse Vapor, makes and sells e-cigarettes. Baccari contended that even though conventional cigarettes and most e-cigs contain nicotine, "vaping" on an e-cigarette is not as addictive. He said he had the evidence to prove it. "Penn State University, Dec. 17 of 2014, found that electronic cigarettes are far less addictive than cigarettes," he told the committee.

Letter: Restrict flavored tobacco, e-cigarettes
Republican Eagle - May 2, 2015

In addition, we discussed how menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products should be restricted and urged support for a bill to fund a study of menthol ...

Beach smoking ban begins in Ocean City
The News Journal - May 2, 2015

The calendar has turned to May, meaning smoking restrictions on Ocean City, Maryland, beaches and the Boardwalk are now in effect. Smoking and vaping are now banned on the Boardwalk and beach access points and are limited to certain parts of the beach. Smoking rules apply to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes and any other matter or substance that contains tobacco.

Maine legislative panel divided over bill to restrict use of e-cigarettes ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - May 2, 2015

A Maine legislative panel is divided over the extent to which the state should restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in public places. Republicans who oppose McCabe's bill are backing an amended version that would only ban e-cigarettes in day care centers, schools and hospitals.

Calling For E Cig Regulations
RiverBender.com - May 2, 2015

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes with teenagers has U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) calling for stricter regulations. The 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey ...

OTHER VOICES: Keeping e-cigarettes from teens should be priority
Sioux City Journal - May 1, 2015

Make no mistake. The vaping industry is out to turn kids into addicted vapists. E-cigarette cartridges contain nicotine in strengths ranging from zero to 24 milligrams, according to Tobacco Free Nebraska.

Quebec to clamp down on smoking and vaping
Montreal Gazette - May 1, 2015

The law would also subject e-cigarettes to the same restrictions as traditional tobacco, and ban all flavoured cigarettes, including menthols, according to ...

Will E-Cigarettes Be The Next Big Thing For Altria?
Trefis - May 1, 2015

For one, traditional cigarette smoking has been increasingly banned in many work and public places. However, there is no such ban presently on the use of ...

Report: E-cigarettes Can Cause Permanent Brain Damage for Teens
Big News Network.com - May 1, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Winickoff, at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Harvard Medical School, compared teens' experimenting with any nicotine product, including electronic cigarettes, to "playing Russian roulette with the brain." Winickoff works with the American Academy of Pediatrics to protect children from tobacco and secondhand smoke. "Essentially, this drug creates a biologic need that can be permanent," he told VOA. He said the effects include decreased working memory, tension problems as adults, and increased rates of depression and anxiety. Yet teens and young adults are attracted to electronic cigarettes. In the U.S., where they are not yet regulated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says use more than doubled among teens, including young teens, between 2011 and 2012. That's got public health officials and pediatricians like Dr. Winickoff alarmed.

E-Cigarettes Get an 'F' in Helping Smokers Quit Tobacco
myCentralOregon.com - May 1, 2015

One of the ways makers of electronic cigarettes market their products is by claiming that vapes help to cut down on the use of regular cigarettes. However, their claims may be just a lot of hot air, according to University of California, San Diego researchers, who studied the habits of 1,000 people in California to determine if e-cigs were helpful in smokers reducing their tobacco intake. The results were discouraging, particularly for the makers of vapes. Not only did people who vaped have a difficult time cutting back on regular smokes, they were also less likely than smokers who never used e-cigarettes to quit smoking for a month or more.

Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes
Physicians News Digest - May 1, 2015

More than 40 percent of pregnant women surveyed think electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. Whats more, only 57 percent of the women believed that e-cigarettes contain nicotine. And fewer than two-thirds of the women thought that e-cigarettes could be addictive. This study is concerning, said Dr. Edward McCabe, medical director of the March of Dimes.

31 Health groups push Obama update e-cigarette rules
Northdallasgazette - May 1, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC Thirty-one leading public health and medical organizations today urged President Obama to quickly finalize long-overdue rules covering all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars and hookah.

Can E-Cigarettes Really Help Save the Tobacco Industry?
TheStreet.com - May 1, 2015

NEW YORK (TheStreet.com) -- For the biggest players in the $100 billion U.S. tobacco industry, the rise in electronic cigarette usage and so-called e-vapor ...

9 Things to Consider Before You Try E-Cigarettes to Stop Smoking
U.S. News & World Report - May 1, 2015

If you ask health experts whether e-cigarettes can help you quit smoking, or if they're a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, the answer is one big question ...

Vaprwear Lets You Vape Semi-Discreetly
Gadget Review (blog) - May 1, 2015

Vaping is highly popular, both among tobacco fans and well, we all know what the technology is popular for when it comes to smokeable material. But its not like you can just truck in your vaping tools in many places, so if you want to vape in places that maybe frown on it, youll have to be a little sneaky. And thats where Vaprwear comes in.

GLANTZ: It's been a year since the FDA proposed its deeming rule on e-cigs and other tobacco products and still no final action
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education - May 1, 2015

It has been a year, after years of delay and meddling by the White House Office of Management and Budget, since the FDA released its proposed deeming rule on e-cigarettes and other tobacco products and we are still waiting for the final rule. In the meantime out-of-control marketing by the cigarette and e-cigarette companies has led to exploding e-cigarette use, especially among kids.

Students speak their minds to supervisors
Appeal-Democrat - May 1, 2015

She spoke about the health risks of e-cigarettes, saying that the usage of e-cigarettes, or vaping, is increasing among teens and that the aerosol that creates the ...

GLANTZ: Status of Legislation to include e-cigarettes in California's clean indoor air law and youth access law (SB140)
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education - May 1, 2015

Last year, in part because of lack of proactive support from the big health groups, a bill to include e-cigarettes in the state clean indoor air law was hijacked by behind-the-scenes lobbying by the big cigarette companies (for details, see out California report). This year things are different. As described below, the big health groups are working hard to support Senator Mark Lenos SB140. This is a very well-written bill that will make a substantial commitment to public health. ...

Vote on E-Cigarette Indoor Ban Delayed
Delmarva Public Radio - May 1, 2015

The state House has postponed a vote on legislation adding electronic cigarettes to Delaware's indoor smoking ban.

While effects are in question, vaping grows in Brevard
Florida Today - May 1, 2015

"Vaping has grown in popularity because smokers who are otherwise unable to quit ... Forty-two states, including Florida, have banned the sale of e-cigarettes to ...

Smoking Ban Starts Today in Ocean City, Md.
halfwheel.com - May 1, 2015

Earlier this year, the town council decided that electronic cigarettes would be included in the ban and designated smoking areas would be incorporated into the ...

Clark County Bans E-Cig Smoking In Public
OPB News - May 1, 2015

Clark County will regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco cigarettes starting in June. The Clark County Board of Health which is made up of County Councilors David Madore, Tom Mielke and Jeanne Stewart unanimously passed an ordinance Thursday that bans smoking the devices in public places.

Altoona City Council approves beekeeping ordinance
WEAU - April 30, 2015

Councilmembers discussed adding e-cigarettes to the city's current smoking ordinance. That would ban them at places like bars and restaurants where you can't ...

Wolves' e-cigarette advert emails criticised
An investigation has been launched into the possibility that Wolves sent out emails to children advertising e-cigarettes
Express & Star - April 30, 2015

The exclusive offer to Wolves fans states that loyal supporters can snap up Blu eCigs half price and enjoy an award-winning classic tobacco flavour. But Blu eCigs today said a small number of those emails could have been sent to children aged under 18. ...

E-Cigarettes Getting Stubbed Out, Sell Big Tobacco: MO, RAI
Smarter Analyst - April 30, 2015

Call it the revolution that wasnt, but it looks like e-cigarettes might be getting stubbed out. Global trade data site Panjiva reported recently that shipments of e-cigarettes entering US. ports have been declining since late 2013 Part of it is regulation. When e-cigarettes were first introduced, they existed in something of a regulatory limbo. At least 42 states now ban sales of e-cigarette products to minors, and bills are being considered in Massachusettes, North Dakota and even in lax-regulation states like Texas and Montana. Though hard data is hard to come by, in most cities the existing rules that ban traditional cigarette smoking are getting applied to e-cigs.

Emerging Drug Flakka Causing More Naked Rage and Paranoia Incidents [VIDEO]
TIME - April 30, 2015

Flakka, a new designer drug popular in Florida, is continuing to generate bizarre incidents of naked rage and paranoia among users but officials say its no laughing matter. Flakka, which is similar to bath salts and usually smoked via electronic cigarettes, causes the naked incidents because it causes a spike in body temperature of up to 106 degrees

Protect teens from smoking
The Riverdale Press - April 30, 2015

Tobacco use has become a common part of the lifestyle for too many American teenagers. A recent report by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Product (CTP) states that while traditional cigarette smoking rates among youth have declined, hookah use has doubled and e-cigarette use has tripled since 2013. This is an alarming and disturbing trend

Japan Tobacco Acquires E-Cig Maker Logic
CSPnet.com - April 30, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) has entered into an agreement to acquire Logic Technology Development LLC, one of the leading U.S. electronic cigarette brands.

Delaware House Votes on Indoor Ban on Electronic Cigarettes
WBOC TV 16 - April 30, 2015

The state House is set to vote on legislation adding electronic cigarettes to Delaware's indoor smoking ban. The bill being considered Thursday adds electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or digital cigarettes, to a 12-year-old law that prohibits smoking in restaurants, bars and other public places. Amendments added to the bill since its introduction would exempt businesses that sell electronic cigarettes.

E.C. School Board may shrink to five members
nwitimes.com - April 30, 2015

Charlie Brown, D-Gary, requires sellers of electronic cigarettes and "vaping" liquids, which are heated by e-cigarettes to deliver breathable nicotine, to be ...

County poised to ban e-cigarettes in most public places
Specialty vape shops would be the one exception
The Columbian - April 30, 2015

Clark County isnt alone in its desire to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices in public places. In the last five years, several cities and counties in Washington and Oregon have passed ordinances imposing local regulations on a largely unregulated industry. The reach of those regulations, however, varies from community to community. Thursday, the Clark County Board of Health will consider an ordinance that would prohibit the use of inhalant delivery systems, such as electronic cigarettes and other electronic vaping devices, in all public places and places of employment where cigarette use is banned, with one exception: speciality vape shops.

Santa Clarita Seeks Vape Compromise, New Ordinances
KHTS Radio April 30, 2015

City leaders directed staff to take another look at a proposed ordinance that could ... There was also discussion about a desire to limit the modeling of smoking ...

Santa Clarita City Council delays vote on e-cigarettes code change
Santa Clarita Valley Signal - April 29, 2015

Santa Clarita City Council members held off on expanding the citys smoking policies to cover electronic cigarettes Tuesday night, saying they need more time to craft an appropriate policy.

New task force looks to rework public health
West Virginia MetroNews - April 29, 2015

The state Department of Health and Human Resources held its first meeting of the new Public Health Impact Task Force Wednesday hoping to redefine the mission of public health in the state. We have issues with pregnant women tobacco use, with mental health and tobacco use, issues with non-tobacco products, chewing tobacco, and E-cigarettes, ...

LETTER: Let's have a tobacco-free ordinance
Coweta American (subscription) - April 29, 2015

This ordinance prohibits the use of tobacco and electronic smoking devices in all indoor and outdoor properties, including parks, owned or operated by the City ...

Area Students Among Those In St. Paul To Support Tobacco Policies
KDAL - April 29, 2015

Students from Grand Rapids, the Iron Range and Duluth were among 250 from across the state who gathered in St. Paul to persuade state legislators and Governor Dayton to support strong tobacco policies in the state. The group is advocating for three main issues, protecting the tobacco tax package, adding e-cigarettes to the Freedom to Breathe Act and educating legislators about the marketing of flavored tobacco products to youth.

Pending bill on smoking doesn't make much sense
Yuma Sun - April 29, 2015

A bill is pending in Hawaii right now that could make the state the first to raise the legal smoking age to 21. It cleared the Legislature on Friday, and now awaits Gov. David Iges final decision, according to the Associated Press. The measure is an interesting one. Not only does it raise the legal age to 21, it also would prevent teens from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes.

In Our View: The new normal
St. George Daily Spectrum - April 29, 2015

eCigs, also known as electronic cigarettes, are personal vaporizers or electronic nicotine delivery systems. These battery-operated vaporizers are designed to ...

Senate Dems call for speedy e-cig regs
The Hill - April 29, 2015

Senate Democrats are renewing their push to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of children more than one year after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pledged to do so. The FDA is dragging its feet on new regulations that would prohibit stores from selling e-cigarettes to children under the age of 18, the senators say.

Mirage e-cigarette ad banned for 'indirectly promoting' tobacco products
Advertising watchdog says general impression of advert was of sultry glamour and intimacy and images of vapour had the appearance of tobacco smoke
The Guardian - April 29, 2015

Mirage Cigarettes said the ad did not show or make any reference to tobacco products, ... However the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the general ...

E-cigarettes to be treated the same as tobacco
CBC.ca - April 29, 2015

City council has taken a stand against smoking electronic cigarettes in public. Although there's no scientific evidence to suggest the vapor from e-cigarettes is ...

'No vaping on the LRT': Proposed Edmonton bylaw would put public ban on e-cigarettes
Edmonton Journal - April 29, 2015

Electronic cigarettes will face the same ban on public puffing as tobacco under a proposal approved Tuesday by city council.

E-Cigarettes: Effective Quit Aid or Vaping Gone Wild?
MedPage Today - April 29, 2015

The realists believe that anything is better than smoking actual cigarettes; e-cigarettes don't produce side-stream smoke so are less harmful for second-hand (i.e. ...

E-Cigarette Smoking Rising Among Teens
KULR-TV - April 29, 2015

The new study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics claims that 1 in 10 teens smoke or at least tried e-cigarettes, a number that rose 8% in 2014.

Smokers who use e-cigarettes are less likely to quit
The Pharmaceutical Journal - April 29, 2015

It has been argued that e-cigarettes are of benefit to smokers as an alternative to cigarettes. New research counters this proposition by suggesting that smokers who use e-cigarettes are less likely to quit than those who do not use the devices. The research, published in the American Journal of Public Health[1] (online, 16 April 2015), included 1,000 smokers in California who were assessed twice, 12 months apart.

Allure of E-Cigarettes For the Young Is Bad
The more youth are exposed to tobacco marketing such as displays of tobacco products, the more likely they are to smoke and use e-cigarettes
Wall Street Journal - April 29, 2015

The latest CDC National Youth Tobacco Survey showing the dramatic increase of hookah and e-cigarette use by teenagers is not only a cause for concern, but a ...

Electronic Cigarettes Don't Appear to Help Smokers Quit
ScienceBlog.com (blog) - April 29, 2015

Some proponents of electronic cigarettes claim the devices help people quit smoking, but a new study blows smoke on that idea. Researchers at University of ...

These Kids Make Vaping Look Less Cool Than We Ever Thought Possible
E! Online - April 29, 2015

"Don't sit on that cigarette, you don't need to die. 8% nicotine will make you fly." Truer words have never been spoken. The author of those words? Just the flyest ...

Sara Sahli: Don't give e-cigarettes special protection
Chippewa Herald - April 29, 2015

MADISON A bill currently before the Wisconsin Legislature that would give electronic cigarettes special protection under state law is both premature and potentially dangerous. The bill would strip municipalities of their right to include electronic cigarettes in their community's smoke-free air ordinances.

Science Scene: Vaping not as bad as smoking, but still raises health concerns
UT The Daily Texan - April 29, 2015

E-cigarettes are a 21st century take on smoking. They use a battery-operated device that looks like a cigarette and turns liquid from a cartridge into an aerosol. But since vaping arrived on the market less than a decade ago and only gained popularity within the last five years, scientists cant yet study long-term effects. For that to happen, it will take more time…

Locust Lake State Park prohibiting smoking at beach
Standard Speaker - April 29, 2015

The ban includes the use of cigarettes, pipes, cigars and e-cigarettes. Terry Brady, a spokesman for DCNR, said the state parks for the pilot program were ...

Tobacco: more than just a bad habit
Coos Bay World - April 29, 2015

The same holds true for e-cigarettes, which are currently unregulated and have been found to contain varying levels of nicotine, flavorings and toxic chemicals.

Tighter tobacco regs 'divisive' in Methuen
Eagle-Tribune - April 29, 2015

METHUEN Business owners and residents of Methuen are split on comprehensive changes to the city's tobacco regulations that the Board of Health expects to vote on next month. The proposed changes include banning the sale of tobacco and electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to those under 21 and prohibiting e-cigarette use in all of the places it is illegal to smoke tobacco.

Editorial: Return the focus to anti-smoking effort
The Recorder - April 29, 2015

Whether residents support the Greenfield Health Boards efforts or find fault with increasing to 21 the age for legally buying tobacco, keeping young people from starting to smoke, chew or dip should unite the community. And, now, make sure to add to the list e-cigarette vaping where users inhale the vapors from heated nicotine-laced fluid.

Concerns continue over impact of e-cigarettes on kids
Radio Iowa - April 29, 2015

For the first time, state health officials say electronic cigarettes have overtaken traditional tobacco cigarettes as the preference of Iowa teens. Data from the Iowa ...

Boca the latest to restrict electronic cigarette use
Sun Sentinel - April 29, 2015

Vaping in Boca? Then like it or not, from now on your electronic cigarette will be regulated, just like smoking the regular tobacco version.

Fort Collins smoking restrictions should exempt vape, hookah ...
Rocky Mountain Collegian - April 29, 2015

Several Fort Collins businesses could soon see their sales snuffed out by local legislation. In February, city council members passed an ordinance banning smoking and electronic-cigarette use in Old Town, city-run events and natural areas in town. In addition to the outdoor restrictions, the legislation also prohibits smoking in all businesses downtown, which has put some local business owners in a tough spot, as hookah lounges and electronic-cigarette stores are included in the ban. Their inclusion in the regulation is rather suspect, as indoor smoking and sampling areas do not contribute to the public health problem of smoking outdoors, which is the presumable target of the legislation. Vendors of hookah and vape products should not have to take burdensome action to comply with this new local legislation.

Lum: Ban banners; ban banning
Aspen Times - April 29, 2015

Aspen is already high on the hypocrite list for having lots of taxable pot shops in town but no legal clubs where visitors can smoke the products again leading to the unpredictable edibles. But the real killer in this proposal is the proposed banning of electronic cigarettes. You would think that the anti-smoking faction would be down on their hands and knees blessing the day the e-cigarettes came into being. Here was a product that kept the smokers happy and didnt bother anyone with secondhand smoke or unpleasantness of any kind, but the thing of it is, it looks like smoking. It glows like a cigarette, vapor comes out of it like cigarette smoke, and theyre smack dab against it.

Blu E-Cigs Not Safer or Healthier, Class Claims
Courthouse News Service - April 28, 2015

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - Lorillard Tobacco Company falsely advertises its Blu brand of electronic cigarettes as "safer" and "healthier" than standard smokes when they're not, a class claims in state court. Lead plaintiff Larry Diek says in a 50-page complaint filed last week in Orange County Superior Court that he would not have purchased Blu e-cigarettes if he had known about their dangers.

E-liquid manufacturers may soon be face new regulations under Indiana law [VIDEO]
WDRB - April 28, 2015

E-liquid manufacturers in Indiana could soon be facing new regulations under a bill lawmakers passed several weeks ago. Representative Kevin Mahan, who authored House Bill 1432, is confident the bill will be signed by Governor Mike Pence soon. Mahan calls e-liquids the wild west' and believes the legislation will make Indiana a leader in the regulation of them.

City bans tobacco lounges, but leaves e-cigarettes alone
SW News Media - April 28, 2015

E-cigarette lounges and tobacco sampling will be allowed in Prior Lake, but .... to require licensing for any business that sells any tobacco-related products.

Plans to regulate e-cigarettes here
Irish Independent - April 28, 2015

The legislation will also prohibit the sale of these products to, and by, persons under 18 years of age. Work on the legislation is ongoing in the Department of Health and it is expected that the General Scheme of a Bill will be published this year.

Treat vaping like smoking: Edmonton city council
Edmonton Sun - April 28, 2015

Council agreed that amendments to the city's smoking bylaw be made to prohibit e-cigarettes in the same areas that cigarettes are already banned. Arguments ...

Health Experts Comment on the Benefits of E-Cigarettes, iBreathe Comments
Military Technologies - April 28, 2015

Professor of Geneva University, Jean-Francois Etter, also believes that e-cigarettes should be freely available and said, 'E-cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco ...

Ketchikan lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco tax
Juneau Empire (subscription) - April 28, 2015

KETCHIKAN Ketchikan local government officials are pushing for an island-wide tobacco tax that would include e-cigarettes. The Cooperative Relations ...

Smoking Ban Advances; E-Cig Measure Added
New Haven Independent - April 28, 2015

This ordinance is sending a message that certain spaces are non-smoking spaces, said East Rock Alder Jessica Holmes, the committee's chairperson.

Lawmakers Target E-Cigarettes, Vaporizers for Cash [VIDEO]
NBC Connecticut - April 28, 2015

Members of the finance & bonding committee heard testimony Monday on a proposal to create new license for vendors of e-cigarettes and nicotine vaporizers, which would include a $100 fee to sign up and $500 for a license.

Portland council bans 'vaping' in public places
Press Herald - April 28, 2015

The City Council voted 7-1 Monday night to prohibit people from using e-cigarettes in public places, making Portland the 275th U.S. community to restrict use of the relatively new technology.

Portland Bans Public Vaping
Maine Public Broadcasting - April 28, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine Maine's largest city has approved a measure prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in public places. The Portland Press Herald reports Portland City Council voted 7-1 in favor of the ban Monday. The measure added e-cigarettes to the city's anti-smoking ordinance, which was updated in 2013 to prohibit smoking in public spaces such as parks, beaches and playgrounds. ...

West Michigan 'e-cigarette' firm gets $41 million in new financing after management shakeup
MLive.com - April 28, 2015

West Michigan-based Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG) is hoping to gain a foothold in the growing global market for electronic cigarettes....

Bergen County towns dominate field with tobacco-sale limits
NorthJersey.com - April 28, 2015

The moves come as the use of e-cigarettes with candy and dessert flavors that appeal to teenagers and hookahs is soaring among younger Americans, ...

More state park beaches going smoke-free
FOX43.com - April 28, 2015

The restriction includes cigarettes, pipes, cigars and the increasingly popular e-cigarettes. Staff at affected parks have been preparing for the change by

Sheriff arrives late, barely comments on way out
Murfreesboro Post - April 28, 2015

The company was selling e-cigarettes for $12.95 each to inmates at the county jail without a county-approved contract, and officials turned up four other ...

Commissioners recommend giving sheriff 5 more positions
The Daily News Journal - April 28, 2015

The Sheriffs Office will receive four more patrol deputies, 38 Ford Explorers and a dispatcher if the Rutherford County Commission Public Safety Committees Monday night recommendation meets with final approval. Commissioners at Mondays budget meeting avoided discussing anything pertaining to Sheriff Robert Arnold facing an investigation about whether he or others in his office broke the law or county regulations pertaining to contracts, including the sale of electronic cigarettes to inmates.

3 health stories to anticipate in near future
Statesman Journal - April 27, 2015

Oregon is considering legislation regarding e-cigarettes this session. ... introducing youth to tobacco, what policies should govern advertising on television and ...

Bill would ban e-cigs inside public places
Legislative Gazette - April 27, 2015

The Conservative Party of New York State is speaking out against legislation that would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in certain public places saying it continues the "nanny state" roll of government. Rosenthal said banning the use of e-cigarettes in public places, which is law in New York City, stops what she calls a "regressive" trend of making smoking ...

E-cigarettes banned at Civic Center
Traverse City Record Eagle - April 27, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY A debate about whether to ban electronic cigarettes from the Grand Traverse County Civic Center grounds reignited this month. Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation commissioners on April 16 voted 5 to 4 in favor of adding e-cigarettes to the smoking ban already in place at the park, a reversal from about a year ago when the e-cigarette ban failed to pass. The decision also formally bans e-cigarettes from use inside the Civic Center.

Attleboro councilor proposes banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors
The Sun Chronicle - April 27, 2015

With no state or local laws banning the sale of potentially harmful and addictive smokeless electronic cigarettes to minors, a city councilor is taking action. Ward 5 Councilor Jeremy Denlea aims to propose an ordinance that would prohibit the sale of the nicotine-laden products to anyone under the age of 18.

Boca Raton tries again to ban vaping in public places
Examiner.com - April 27, 2015

Regular cigarettes contain tobacco and e-cigarettes do not. Many e-cigarette cartridges do not contain nicotine or any harmful compounds; yet, some apparently ...

Uncertainty surrounds smoking ban
The Daily Titan - April 27, 2015

... session at Cal State Fullerton, puffs of smoke fill the air from multiple students gathered outside the Humanities Building to smoke cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

Tempe weighs ban on smoking while children are in car [VIDEO]
azcentral.com - April 27, 2015

The Tempe City Council continued to consider a proposed ordinance that would fine drivers $50 for a first offense and $100 for subsequent violations if they smoke while a child is in the car. Smokers of all types, including e-cigarette smokers, could be punished under the proposed ordinance.

Vaporizer Wars Lighting Up with Smoking New Options
Crave Online - April 27, 2015

For some, vaporizers are a heaven sent way to get off cigarettes while still smoking all via technology. To others, theyre another curse delivered onto us via hipsters taking the iconic, badass look of smoking and burying it under nerdy gizmos.

Senator Durbin Calls for Stronger Regulations to Protect Youth from ...
eNews Park Forest - April 27, 2015

Following a recent report that found e-cigarette use among middle and high school ... authority over unregulated tobacco products, such as electronic cigarettes, ... Packaging and advertising would be required to include health warnings and ...

Tobacco giants fund e-cigarettes LEAST likely to make you quit
The Mirror (uk) - April 27, 2015

Tobacco giants are funding the types of e-cigarettes that are LEAST likely to make you quit, according to a new study. The study looked at 587 people using e-cigarettes and compared those who used "cigalikes" versus those who used "tank" models.

E-Cigarettes Are Not Tobacco Products
Reason (blog) - April 27, 2015

Rather than admit they were wrong to claim that e-cigarettes are a "gateway" to the conventional kind, opponents of vaping have escalated their prevarications ...

Push to regulate e-cigarettes
Rapid News Network - April 27, 2015

E-cigarette manufacturers should be banned from making and advertising ... says regulations that apply to tobacco products should apply to e-cigarettes as well.

Jacob Sullum on the CDC's Irrational Hatred of E-Cigarettes
Reason (blog) - April 27, 2015

For years anti-smoking activists and public health officials have tried to justify their antipathy toward electronic cigarettes by arguing that vaping leads to ...

AG's proposals for restrictions on e-cigarettes draw criticism
Sentinel & Enterprise - April 27, 2015

BOSTON -- Proposed restrictions on free samples of e-cigarettes for adults would ... like pharmacies, packaging and marketing restrictions, minimum sale prices ...

Portland to vote on new e-cigarette rules
WCSH-TV - April 27, 2015

Many other cities have chosen to eliminate them and the reason why is because of the unknown health risks, electronic cigarettes are in a category too new to ...

Hawaii Set to Become First State to Raise Smoking Age to 21
TIME - April 27, 2015

Hawaii is set to become the first state to pass a law banning the sale, use and possession of cigarettes and e-cigarettes to people under the age of 21.

Ketchikan lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco, e-cigarette excise tax
TimesDaily.com - April 27, 2015

Ketchikan local government officials are pushing for an island-wide tobacco tax which would include e-cigarettes. The Ketchikan Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1bKtkoS) that the Cooperative Relations Committee, a joint group of the Ketchikan City Council and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, unanimously voted Friday to work toward and excise tax on all cigarettes and tobacco products.

High Voltage Vapes open
Peninsula Clarion - April 27, 2015

Theres a new high voltage store in the former Kenai Electric location in Kenai. Its called High Voltage Vapes. Vaping has become a popular way to kick tobacco use addiction according to owners Jamie and Stephanie Chilton, Vaping is a safer alternative to traditional cigarette smoking, chew or other use of tobacco products. An atomizer heats the liquid, turning it into a vapor that can be inhaled, simulating a cigarette and creating a vapor cloud that resembles cigarette smoke, but there is no tar or smoke, explained Jamie.

State should butt out of the war against tobacco
OCRegister - April 27, 2015

Or, as these pages have covered at length, an antiscience crusade against vaping and e-cigarettes launched in coordination by the California Department of ...

E-Cigarette Bill Hearing Today
Kitsap Sun - April 27, 2015

A proposal to regulate "vaping" the same way California regulates smoking tobacco gets ... Forty-five states -- including California -- have banned the sale of ...

Editorial: E-cigarette liquids: Bill on child-resistant packaging good idea
Winston-Salem Journal - April 26, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, bipartisanship does exist in our legislature. And its come out in a few beneficial ways this session, including in a bill that would mandate child-resistant packaging and warning labels on liquids used with electronic-cigarette vaporizers. With little fanfare, the Senate passed the bill Wednesday. The House should follow suit, and Gov. Pat McCrory should sign it into law.

Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015
About - News & Issues - April 26, 2015

Unfortunately, we still don't know a lot about e-cigarettes, such as: will the rise in e-cigarette use lead to a rise in child nicotine poisonings? instead of helping people stop smoking cigarettes, will e-cigarettes get even more kids addicted to nicotine?

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants ban on flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to kids
New York Daily News - April 26, 2015

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants the federal government to ban selling e-cigarettes in flavors like gummy bear and cotton candy to kids. The New York Democrat on ...

Will: Seeing past e-cigarettes' smokescreen
The Columbian - April 26, 2015

E-cigarettes, sometimes flavored to tempt the immature ("Unicorn Puke," "Stoned Smurf," "German Chocolate Beefcake") might be "gateway drugs," leading to tobacco cigarettes. Currently, however, e-cigarettes often are substitutes for them. So, prepare for regulations combining high-mindedness and low cunning.

More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds
Philly.com - April 26, 2015

American teens' use of electronic cigarettes is growing, especially among those who also smoke tobacco ... The study was to be presented Sunday at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego. Findings presented at meetings are generally considered preliminary until they've been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

E-Cigarettes Are Healthier Than Smoking Tobacco, But Are They The Future?
The Inquisitr - April 26, 2015

Since their inception around 10 years ago, a major element in the marketing of electronic cigarettes is that they are safer and healthier than traditional tobacco ...

Dentist's Chair: E-cigarettes not necessarily safe
Reading Eagle - April 26, 2015

Dear Dr. Reitz: My 16-year-old son informed me that the new fad among his friends is to smoke electronic cigarettes. He said these were developed to help ...

Prior Lake City Council to Vote on E-Cig, Hookah Lounge Ordinance
KSTP.com - April 26, 2015

The fact that e-cigarettes and hookah lounges are currently unregulated in Prior Lake could change. The council is scheduled to vote Monday on changing its ordinance to ban tobacco lounges, but continue to allow tobacco sampling in stores.

Council to Consider Code Changes for Massage Parlors, eCigs, Solicitors
SCVNEWS.com - April 25, 2015

The Santa Clarita City Council, when it meets Tuesday, will consider changing its Municipal Code in three areas, as proposed by city staff and reviewed by a City Council subcommittee of Members Bob Kellar and TimBen Boydston. The changes, if approved, will regulate the hours of operation of massage parlors; treat e-cigarettes the same as tobacco products for purposes of regulation; and restrict aggressive solicitation (sales people), as per the staff report below.

In every way, teen vaping is a disturbing trend
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - April 25, 2015

Meanwhile, cigarette smoking over that same period has fallen from 15.8 percent to ... including tobacco, menthol, fruits, desserts, coffees, beverages and cigars. ... young people could eventually add regular cigarettes to their repertoire, real ...

Outman making second attempt to keep e-cigarettes away from kids
Greenville Daily News - April 25, 2015

These are all questions Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, took into consideration when he attempted to pass legislation last year that would have banned the sale of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to minors in Michigan.

Portland considers snuffing e-cigarettes in public spaces
Press Herald - April 25, 2015

Nationally, three states and 274 municipalities regulate e-cigarettes like cigarettes, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights' Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group. Maine law currently prohibits the sale and possession of e-cigarettes by minors under the age of 18. While state law doesnt currently restrict where e-cigarettes may be used, the Legislature is considering a bill that would regulate e-cigarettes like traditional cigarettes.

New law bans smoking in closed public spaces, nicotine in e ...
The Portugal News - April 25, 2015

Portugal's government has approved amendments to the law on tobacco that foresee the prohibition of electronic cigarettes containing nicotine and of smoking in all closed public spaces, according to a statement released after the weekly cabinet meeting. The bill in question transposes two European Union directives.

Hawaii Governor to Ban Electronic Cigarettes
Clapway - April 25, 2015

Governor David Ige has signed Act 19 (HB940) into law. The bill will ban electronic cigarettes anywhere regular cigarette smoking is banned. The bill states that it would confuse the public and create chaos in the workforce. Not having this ban would also cause a problem with the progress of an establishment being considered fully smoke free. The bill also states that electronic cigarette vapor can be just as harmful to the general public as tobacco cigarettes because children and pregnant women would still breathe in the aerosolized nicotine and other toxic substances that travel through the air.

E-cigarettes banned in Largo City buildings [VIDEO]
WTSP 10 News - April 25, 2015

State and federal regulators haven't touched this topic yet, but the City of Largo has: the city is breaking new ground and has banned cigarettes from city buildings. VISTA Truth, a Vaping Industry Supported Proactive Advocacy Non-Profit Corporation, president Kevin Skipper said, "In the state of Florida we oppose any and all city and country bans: they want to classify these as tobacco products, which the state hasn't done yet - cities should take a relaxed approach."

Kenai vape shop may face problems from smoking bill
Peninsula Clarion - April 24, 2015

Stephanie Chilton, who with her husband Jamie Chilton co-owns the Kenai e-cigarette store High Voltage Vapes, said that she supports most provisions of an Alaska Senate bill to prohibit smoking in public places. Senate Bill 1, which includes vaping under its definition of smoking, allows an exception for smoking in stores that, like High Voltage Vapes, derive at least 90 percent of (their) revenue from the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, tobacco... and other smoking or e-cigarette accessories.

Dr. Robert K. Jackler: E-cigarettes pose alarming risks for children
San Jose Mercury News - April 24, 2015

The Center for Disease Control reported this month that electronic cigarette ... the FDA banned flavors (other than menthol) from traditional cigarettes. ... action, the e-cigarette industry response has echoed the playbook of the tobacco industry.

In every way, teen vaping is a disturbing trend
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - April 25, 2015

Meanwhile, cigarette smoking over that same period has fallen from 15.8 percent to ... including tobacco, menthol, fruits, desserts, coffees, beverages and cigars. ... young people could eventually add regular cigarettes to their repertoire, real ...


Calling for a tobacco retail license ordinance
Reedley Exponent - April 25, 2015

There is a serious problem in Reedley concerning tobacco sales to minors. A 2013 study by the American Lung Assocuation revealed that 42.8 percent of ...

Council to Consider Code Changes for Massage Parlors, eCigs, Solicitors
SCVNEWS.com - April 25, 2015

The Santa Clarita City Council, when it meets Tuesday, will consider changing its Municipal Code in three areas, as proposed by city staff and reviewed by a City Council subcommittee of Members Bob Kellar and TimBen Boydston. The changes, if approved, will regulate the hours of operation of massage parlors; treat e-cigarettes the same as tobacco products for purposes of regulation; and restrict aggressive solicitation (sales people), as per the staff report below.

Chewing Tobacco Now Banned In San Francisco Giants Baseball ...
Tech Times - April 25, 2015

The home of the San Francisco Giants will soon be tobacco-free if Mayor Ed Lee signs an ordinance prohibiting the use of tobacco products in baseball events.

Selma enacts moratorium on smoke shops
Fresno Business Journal - April 24, 2015

The Selma City Council recently approved an ordinance calling for a moratorium on the establishment of any new smoke or vapor shops within city limits. The 10-month ban is meant to allow city officials time to research potential hazards and change the language of its existing laws monitoring the industry.

Students seek citywide smoking policy
Humboldt Beacon - April 24, 2015

There is currently no policy in Fortuna that regulates smoking near business ... Card said she and Luster did a lot of research about second hand smoke and in ...

Why Is the CDC Lying About E-Cigarettes?
Reason (blog) - April 24, 2015

Survey data released last week show that smoking continues to fall among teenagers as use of electronic cigarettes continues to rise. In my latest Forbes column, I explain why the CDC's spin on these two trends is grossly misleading:

Rodu: Tobacco Control Is Getting It Wrong
CSPnet.com - April 24, 2015

Anti-tobacco campaigns are getting it wrong, Dr. Brad Rodu, professor of medicine and holder of the endowed chair in tobacco harm reduction research at the University of Louisville, said during his presentation at the NATO Show in Las Vegas.

E-cig use triples in one year
The Reflector online - April 24, 2015

Dr. Robert McMillen, associate director of the Tobacco Control Unit in the Social ... of cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco. ... cigarettes from using flavors, due to attractiveness of flavor, to only menthol ...

Laws tighten as liquid 'vaping' and e-cigs become more popular
KCSG - April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON CITY, UTAH - Video It's becoming more popular, especially among younger generations. Vaping e-liquid or smoking e-cigarettes was ...

Ethics Committee Votes To Hire Lawyer For Sheriff Arnold Investigation
Wgnsradio - April 24, 2015

At Thursday (4/23/2015) night's meeting of the Rutherford County Ethics Committee, its five members voted unanimously to seek approval to hire an attorney to advise them on actions to take in the Sheriff Robert Arnold' JailCigs investigation.

Letter: Leave e-cigarette use up to the individual
Buffalo News - April 24, 2015

Does the government have the right to decide what an adult can do with his body? Historically, the answer was no. In recent years, the answer has been yes. Both federal and state governments have enacted regulations over a multitude of substances, ranging from alcohol and tobacco to marijuana. Recently, electronic cigarettes, or personal nicotine vaporizers, were developed in China. Their growth in popularity has become exponential since 2012. Vaping is used by many as an aid to quit smoking, and by some as an alternative to starting in the first place.

County Board OKs updated tobacco policy
Woodbury Bulletin - April 24, 2015

Vaping in Washington County buildings is officially a thing of the past. The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a revised county tobacco use policy during the April 14 meeting. In conformance with Minnesota's Clean Indoor Air Act, the policy now prohibits use of electronic cigarettes in all of the county's facilities. The policy also prohibits ...

Differing views on proposed e-cigarette rules
Worcester Business Journal - April 24, 2015

Proposed restrictions on free samples of e-cigarettes for adults would harm retailers' ability help smokers quit, "vaping" advocates argued Thursday to the attorney general's office. Numerous e-cigarette specialty shop owners, supporters and anti-tobacco activists filled a hearing room to sound off on Attorney General Maura Healey's proposal to increase regulations on smoking alternatives.

GSB and ISU Police Department enforce smoking policies on campus
Iowa State Daily - April 24, 2015

The Government of the Student Body and ISU Police are working to further enforce the no-smoking policy on campus. Electronic cigarettes are beginning to raise questions with students and faculty on campus. The ISU community wonders what exactly they are, and if they are allowed on campus. Currently, E-cigarettes are not banned on campus.

Bill banning indoor vaping will not be called for vote
The State Journal-Register - April 24, 2015

A bill restricting the use of electronic cigarettes in some indoor places will not be called for a vote after the sponsor decided to wait for regulation guidelines from the federal government. Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, sponsored House Bill 2404, which originally would have banned the use of electronic cigarettes, or "vaping," indoors. After receiving a multitude of calls to her office and working with shop owners and industry professionals, Willis said she decided to amend the bill to only include schools and public places in government facilities. Now, Willis said she is going to wait for the Food and Drug Administration to release its guidelines before moving forward on the legislation. Vaping products are not regulated at the federal level.

For statewide change, advocates are making their battles local
Los Angeles Times - April 24, 2015

Whether the subject is bags or soda taxes, some of the state's most compelling policy battles are occurring not in the Capitol but in city halls and county seats. Local governments are increasingly a staging ground for issues such as the regulation of electronic cigarettes, limits on payday lenders and fracking moratoriums.

Colleges in Illinois get ready for smoke-free ban [VIDEO]
OurQuadCities - April 23, 2015

The goal is to reduce second hand smoke, and promote a healthier lifestyle on campus. The state policy includes all tobacco products including e-cigarettes.

Clatsop County, Ore. Seeks Comment On Tobacco Ban in Parks
halfwheel.com - April 23, 2015

Clatsop County, Ore. is considering a complete ban on the use of tobacco and electronic cigarettes in its parks but not before residents are given a chance to ...

Kochs, Corps, and Monsanto Trade Group Have Bankrolled Group Attacking Dr. Oz
PR Watch - April 23, 2015

A group of ten doctors has called for NBC's Dr. Oz (Dr. Mehmet Oz) to be fired from Columbia University, where he is vice chairman of the surgery department. ACSH poses as an independent science-based organization devoted to outing "junk science," but consumer advocates have called it "a consumer front organization for its business backers" that "glove[s] the hand that feeds it." It now advocates that "electronic cigarettes should be made as accessible as cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes should be sold widely and lightly regulated.

Doctors Say FDA Should Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes
Physicians News Digest - April 23, 2015

Crowley added that calling for a ban on TV ads for e-cigarettes follows ACP's continuing policy supporting bans on all tobacco advertising. The organization also ...

Hawaii's new smoking bill heads to the House for a full vote
KHON2 - April 23, 2015

FILE: A person poses with an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, Wednesday June 12 ... Capitol would require people to be 21 to buy cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

KESSLER / MYERS: It's Time to Regulate E-Cigarettes
New York Times - April 23, 2015

Our kids should not be guinea pigs in a rules-free experiment run by the e-cigarette industry. In promoting their products, e-cigarette makers have been way ahead of regulators. It's time for the F.D.A. and the Obama administration to catch up.

Vaping on the Rise
The Independent - April 23, 2015

The website Still Blowing Smoke, part of this year's $7 million anti-vaping ... for adults as well as kids in enclosed public places where tobacco use is banned.

Nevada City Council approves smoking ordinance changes, water ...
The Union of Grass Valley (Subscription) - April 23, 2015

In 2010, Nevada City passed an ordinance banning smoking in the downtown ... a ban on the use of electronic cigarette products in the city's no-smoking areas.

Bill to limit teen vaping unanimously passes Assembly committee
News10.net - April 23, 2015

SACRAMENTO - A bill to ban teens under 18 years from buying vaping ... But, the devices even without nicotine, can also be used for smoking other substances ...

Portland's war on vapor
Bangor Daily News - April 23, 2015

In a column two years ago ("Portland's smoking ban is not crazy enough"), ... The fact the existing bans also apply to chewing tobacco reveals their actual, ...

Do you support a tax increase on e-cigarettes?
Minnesota Public Radio News - April 23, 2015

Buried in the bill is a provision that would change the way e-cigarettes are taxed. Right now, disposable e-cigarettes or vapor used in reusable e-cigarettes is ...

EDITORIAL: Alarming rise in the use of e-cigarettes should prompt regulation by the FDA
Buffalo News - April 23, 2015

FDA's proposed sweeping rules that would, for the first time, extend its regulatory authority to electronic cigarettes have remained stuck in the rule-making process. Recent numbers on the skyrocketing use among young people should force the issue. ...

North Hempstead bans use of e-cigarettes in town parks
Newsday - April 23, 2015

North Hempstead has banned the use of e-cigarettes in the town's 47 parks, except for certain sections where smoking is allowed. Above ... The Town of North Hempstead board has approved a ban of electronic cigarettes in town parks.

Rules on child-resistant packaging for e-cigarette liquids advance
Winston-Salem Journal - April 23, 2015

Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also is spiking.

Clark County looks to ban electronic cigarettes indoors
KTVZ - April 23, 2015

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - People who use electronic cigarettes could face more regulation as the Clark County Board of Health moves forward with an ..

Revisiting rules of the game
Denton Record Chronicle - April 22, 2015

Heavy public participation in debates about a smoking ordinance and hydraulic fracturing have created exceptionally long meetings. Denton residents have also ...

Denton Bans Indoor Smoking and Vaping
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - April 22, 2015

The original smoking ban passed in late 2012 and enacted in early 2013 required all Denton restaurants and most other businesses to go smoke free. The city ...

E-cigs company buys garment bags for Rutherford County Jail
WSMV Nashville - April 22, 2015

Jails need all kinds of supplies people wouldn't normally think of, including garment bags, where inmates' belongings can be locked up while they're ...

GLANTZ: Two more studies -- one from US and one from UK -- show e-cigarette users are less likely to quit smoking
Research and Education (UCSF) - April 22, 2015

This brings the number of population-based studies to 13, 11 of which found reductions in quitting among e-cigarette users. Putting them together in a meta-analysis (figure) yields a statistically significant pooled OR of 0.707 (CI 0.538 to 0.928), mea

Vaping: it's like smoking, only more manly
Telegraph.co.uk - April 23, 2015

So while there's plenty about vaping to baffle non-smokers (primarily: why is ... An NUS Women's Conference recently called for a ban on cross-dressing 'as a mode of fancy dress'. ... School rugby is brutal, but banning it would be ridiculous.

Why American Prisons Are Pushing E-Cigarettes On Inmates
International Business Times - April 23, 2015

Seven states now permit the sale of e-cigarettes in jails, and, as one recent report noted, e-cigs "have quickly become one of the most sought-after items in jail ...

Is Vape Taking Shape?
CSPnet.com - April 22, 2015

"Youth access is a problem," Maurici said Wednesday at the NATO Show. "Kids should not smoke. Kids should not use these products." He looked to the ...

The E-cigarette: An alternative to tobacco?
Deutsche Welle - April 21, 2015

Another question is whether it's helpful to substitute e-cigarettes for tobacco ... Dr. Loddenkemper: We view the e-cigarette industry and its advertising as very ...

Take a Deep Breath if You Want to Try Competitive Vaping
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition - April 22, 2015

Using e-cigarettes, contestants vie to create biggest 'clouds'; sponsors, cash prizes Contests called 'cloud competitions' are being held across the U.S., where vapers try to blow the biggest cloud.

LETTER: Health and E-Cigarettes
New York Times - April 22, 2015

E-cigarettes, while not completely harmless, pose a substantially lower risk to health than cigarettes, which kill about six million people a year. Any product that has the potential to help reduce this enormous health burden, and possibly eradicate ciga

GEORGE F. WILL: When bootleggers and Baptists converge
Southernminn.com - April 22, 2015

E-cigarettes, sometimes flavored to tempt the immature ("Unicorn Puke," "Stoned Smurf," "German Chocolate Beefcake") might be "gateway drugs," leading to ...

E-cigarettes not 'safe substitute' for young smokers: New Study
Daily News & Analysis - April 22, 2015

Dean E Schraufnagel, MD at University of Illinois at Chicago, provides a detailed look at the composition and varieties of electronic cigarettes and what makes ...

What Others Say: FDA should regulate e-cigarettes (Pittsburgh Post ...
Online Athens - April 22, 2015

But that positive news was offset by the tripling of teens who said they use electronic cigarettes - a smokeless, tobacco-less alternative that contains nicotine, ...

E-cigarettes Put the Environment at Risk
Huffington Post - April 22, 2015

a quarter-million youth who have never smoked used e-cigarettes in 2013? For some, the answer seems to be that it proves the value of e-cigarettes. The reason ...

Electronic cigarettes pose particular risks to the developing brains ...
News-Medical.net - April 22, 2015

Although heavily promoted as a safer cigarette and an aid to quit smoking, electronic cigarettes and the nicotine they deliver pose particular risks to the ...cc

Sales of E-Cigarette Devices Up Last Month
NACS Online - April 22, 2015

Barrington, Ill. - A new study out this week shows that sales products related to e-cigarettes were up last month in the convenience channel. The latest Balvor ...

The new surgeon general's 4 rules for health
Vox - April 22, 2015

"Too often, doctors and nurses don't speak out when it's needed the most - when there are controversies around issues, whether it be vaccines or e-cigarettes ...

UPDATED: Runcorn man warns of dangers after his e-cigarette ...
Runcorn and Widnes World - April 22, 2015

A MAN is warning people after an e-cigarette charger exploded and set fire to his Runcorn flat. The blaze destroyed the kitchen of Steven Stringer's home in ...

Government mulls stricter e-cigarette regulations
The Korea Herald - April 22, 2015

The government is pushing for stricter legal restrictions on the sale of electronic cigarettes, which is officially classified as a cigarette product, the Finance ...

Board bans e-cigs from county buildings
Chippewa Herald - April 22, 2015

At its April meeting, the Dunn County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to add e-cigarettes to the county's ban on smoking in public buildings and ...

Electronic cigarettes subject to tobacco cigarette rules in Florence
Iron Mountain Daily News - April 22, 2015

FLORENCE, Wis. - The use of electronic cigarettes and tobacco vapor devices is subject to the same restrictions as cigarette smoking in Florence County as of ...

The Electric Smokescreen
The LumberJack - April 22, 2015

He asks the girl several seats away if she is okay with him smoking his electronic ... The entire University of California system banned all forms of smoking in ...

Heartland board OKs purchasing 1 acre near campus
Bloomington Pantagraph - April 22, 2015

It also applied its policy more broadly to include all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

Despite ban, some students vape on campus
The Courier - April 22, 2015

There's a new trend flaring up at the College of DuPage. Vaping, the inhaling and exhaling of smoke from an electronic cigarette, has become a staple in the ...

Pine Island council puts restrictions on e-cigarettes
Post-Bulletin - April 22, 2015

PINE ISLAND - The Pine Island City Council amended its tobacco ordinances to include e-cigarettes, e-juice - the liquid inhaled through e-cigarettes - and ...

EDITORIAL: Vaping in boys' room? Could be a real issue
Sanford Herald (registration) - April 22, 2015

(Campuses of Lee County Schools are tobacco-free; cigarettes and e-cigs are both prohibited.) In North Carolina, the law treats e-cigs like cigarettes in that ...

Stores busted for selling e-cigs to minors
Bismarck Tribune - April 22, 2015

Employees at three Bismarck businesses sold e-cigarettes to minors during a tobacco compliance check by the Bismarck Police Department. A "buy team" ..

Oberlin College to go cigarette free in July 2016
Chronicle-Telegram - April 22, 2015

There is a policy in place that prohibits people from smoking tobacco within 30 ... The ban, scheduled to start in July 2016, will extend to faculty, staff, students ...

JailCigs co-owner bought prison bags for inmates without county ...
Murfreesboro Post - April 22, 2015

MURFREESBORO - Sheriff Robert Arnold's uncle, the co-owner of an e-cigarette company selling smokes to county inmates, bought nearly $8,000 worth of ...

Denton bars have to clear the air
Denton Record Chronicle - April 22, 2015

The ban also extends to all bars, with some getting until the end of 2017 to comply. ... to use e-cigarettes or similar devices any place that smoking is banned.

Take a Deep Breath if You Want to Try Competitive Vaping
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition - April 22, 2015

Using e-cigarettes, contestants vie to create biggest 'clouds'; sponsors, cash prizes Contests called 'cloud competitions' are being held across the U.S., where vapers try to blow the biggest cloud.

Clark County Board of Health hears vaping testimony
The Columbian - April 22, 2015

At issue is a proposed ordinance that would ban the use of the devices in places where smoking tobacco is currently banned. Some of the speakers support the ...

 

Local Tobacco Prevention Leaders React To New Study On Teens ...
KBND - April 21, 2015

Deschutes County Commissioners are looking at possibly banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, but they are trying to reach consensus with nearby cities ...

NC council to visit water plan, smoking ordinance
The Union of Grass Valley - April 21, 2015

In 2010, Nevada City passed an ordinance banning smoking in the city's ... a ban on the use of electronic cigarette products in the city's no-smoking areas.

Teens tackle top issues of concern
Gadsden Times - April 21, 2015

An issue that sparked a good bit of discussion was an ordinance proposed by ... Other ordinances considered establishing a teen center on weekends, the city ... smoking ordinance to allow e-cigarettes within 20 feet of business entrances.

Researcher breaks down E-cig ingredients
KGMB 9 (Honolulu, HI) - April 21, 2015

University of Hawaii Cancer Center researcher Pallav Pokhrel said two ingredients manufacturers mix in E-cigarette liquids are of particular concern. "They usually like to mix propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin." he said….

Electronic cigarette stores pressured by Fort Collins smoking ...
Rocky Mountain Collegian - April 21, 2015

With the prohibition of electronic smoking device use inside of vape stores, ... Both Chalcraft and Stringer said a ventilation system would be expensive to install.

Vape shop owners, customers fight indoor ban on e-cigs
USA TODAY - April 21, 2015

It would also allow smoking inside specialty cigar stores. ... At least 41 other states also restrict minors' purchase of e-cigs, most not allowing those younger than ...

Fight Over Proposed Indoor Ban on E-Cigarettes
Delmarva Public Radio - April 21, 2015

In Delaware electronic cigarettes may be the new thing but owners and operators of stores and lounges that allow them say an indoor ban would destroy them.

CDC: E-Cig Use By Florida Teens Has Doubled
CBS Local - April 21, 2015

Tobacco Free Florida says they are alarmed by the rapid increase in e-cigarette use among teens. They view e-cigarettes as a gateway to nicotine addiction ...

Attempts to Crack Down on Smoking Still Alive in Legislature
Honolulu Civil Beat - April 21, 2015

A bill that would ban people from smoking e-cigarettes wherever smoking is ... in e-cigarettes by banning them where traditional cigarettes are prohibited, like ... Allowing people to smoke e-cigarettes where smoking is banned confuses the ...

Teens' e-cigs use must be clipped, and aggressively
Jacksonville Journal-Courier - April 21, 2015

Barring some even marginal health connection, an outright ban on public use ... chemicals and carcinogens in standard smoke - is reversed among teens.

Prall: Regulate e-cigs for teens, not college students
UI The Daily Iowan - April 21, 2015

New research has been released on e-cigarettes, on the heels of the UI decision to ban these devices on campus as "tobacco products." The Centers for ...

Portland City Council moves to de-vaporize public places
The Forecaster - April 21, 2015

But for customers who may have been smoking for years, Kreis sees tangible ... Prohibiting public use would also ban e-cigs from use at outdoor cafes, even ...

Norwood Planning Board aims to update medical marijuana bylaw
Wicked Local Norwood - April 21, 2015

"We had two medical marijuana districts, we have an electric cigarette store and ... can the zoning bylaw be so limited that potential applicants have no options.

Realistic-looking E-cigarettes less likely to help smokers quit, study claims
The Independent (uk) - April 21, 2015

In a year-long survey, researchers found that, overall, e-cigarette users were no more likely to quit smoking than non-users. However, nearly a third of smokers who used "tank"-style e-cigarettes every day quit smoking, compared with only 11 per cent of

E-cigarette users trying to quit smoking should vape every day, studies suggest
The Guardian (uk) - April 21, 2015

Two new research papers suggest e-cigarettes may help smokers trying to kick the habit, but only if they are used every day, instead of infrequently. It may also be more beneficial to use the versions with refillable "tanks", which could deliver a highe

Tank e-cig users better at quitting
Aberdeen Evening Express (This is Aberdeen) (uk) - April 21, 2015

Scientists at King's College London found that, at the one-year follow-up, more than a quarter of daily tank users (28%) had quit smoking compared with 11% of daily cigalike users - less than the 13% who quit and who did not use an e-cigarette at all.

It's Time to Wake Up About Teens Using E-cigarettes
Boston.com - April 21, 2015

But if a teen starts using e-cigarettes instead of smoking, well, that's a different ... We need federal regulation of them, and universal bans on their sale to minors.

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015 Electronic cigarettes are not a 'safe ...
EurekAlert (press release) - April 21, 2015

New Rochelle, NY, April 21, 2015--Although heavily promoted as a safer cigarette and an aid to quit smoking, electronic cigarettes and the nicotine they deliver ...

Want to quit smoking? Switching to e-cigarettes won't help
Techly - April 21, 2015

The study of 1,473 English smokers found those who didn't use e-cigarettes were more likely to stop smoking after 12 months: 13.9% of non-vapers successfully ...

ACP: Regulate E-Cigarettes, Ban Flavorings
MedPage Today - April 21, 2015

The paper addressed the topic of ENDS as a potential smoking cessation aid by ... and extending smoking bans to include the use of ENDS products in public ...

Legislation Advances to Tighten E-Cigarette Rules
TWC News - April 21, 2015

RALEIGH-State lawmakers have advanced a bill that is aimed at keeping kids safer as e-cigarettes continue to gain popularity. There currently is no law ...

E-liquid packaging would address child safety in NC bill
Burlington Times News - April 21, 2015

RALEIGH — Some North Carolina lawmakers want containers of nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes to have child-resistant packaging before it can be sold in the state. ...

Residents seek ouster suit against Sheriff Arnold
The Daily News Journal - April 21, 2015

The action is in response to reports that JailCigs, partially owned by Arnold's relatives and a chief deputy, had the contract to sell electric cigarettes to inmates at ...

Allow local governments to regulate e-cigarettes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog) - April 21, 2015

Stephen Nass (R-Whitewater) - bans e-cigarettes from day care centers and schools and allows local governments to ban them from government buildings as well, ... why interfere at all with local government authority to regulate e-smoking?

E-cig increase in schools leading to bigger problems
KFDA - April 20, 2015

Amarillo, TX - Area high school liaison officers said they are sometimes confiscating more than a dozen electronic cigarettes a week on school campuses.

EPS meeting: Carver losing class space at Greenbrier
Enid News & Eagle - April 20, 2015

EPS administrators also are working to revise the district tobacco-free policy to include vapor cigarettes, Rader said. Current policy dictates no smoking on ...

E-cigarette ban proposed for North Hempstead town parks
Newsday - April 20, 2015

In this file photo, an electronic cigarette is demonstrated. North Hempstead is proposing banning the devices from its public parks.

Residents skeptical of effectiveness of cigarette ban
Portales News-Tribune - April 20, 2015

Portales High School sophomore Trenton Small has little faith in the effectiveness of a recently passed electronic cigarette bill banning the sale of electronic ...

Vape shop owners, customers fight indoor ban on e-cigs [VIDEO]
The News Journal - April 20, 2015

Owners and operators of Delaware's brick and mortar e-cigarette outlets and vaping lounges say business will be busted by legislation banning use of the devices indoors. The Delaware legislation is being introduced by state Rep. Debra Heffernan, D-Bellefonte. It cleared the House Health Committee earlier this month and adds e-cigarette devices to Delaware's Clean Indoor Air Act. That makes it so e-cigarettes could not be used in restaurants, movie theaters and other businesses, including shops like Stock's. There is some hope for shops owners. The prospects of an amendment excluding vape shops and lounges from the legislation are good. Two amendments have already been placed with the legislation. One, sponsored by Rep. Paul Baumbach, D-Newark, would give shops two years to comply with the law. Another amendment, proposed by Rep. Ruth Briggs King, R-Georgetown, would exempt the shops entirely. It would also allow smoking inside of specialty cigar stores.

Week ahead: Clock ticking for FDA on e-cigarettes
The Hill - April 20, 2015

Friday will mark one year since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed regulating electronic cigarettes, but public health advocates say theyre still waiting. Under the proposed rule, the FDA would prohibit e-cigarettes from being sold to children under the age of 18. But the proposal does not specifically address ...

Vaping Health Warning: Scientists Admonish That E-cigarettes Could Be More Dangerous Than We Think
Empire State Tribune - April 20, 2015

Researchers warned that the level of chemicals used for flavored e-cigarettes could have been harmful and lead to respiratory problems. Speaking in the journal Tobacco Control, which promulgated the report, researchers admitted their sample plays a fraction of the e-cigarette products on the market, but added: The results obtained are likely to be the same to what a broad survey would have exposed, and in any instance, propose that very high levels of some flavor chemicals are undoubtedly present in a great number of the thousands of products currently available.

Another View: Regulate e-cigarettes but don't ban them
The Daily Telegram - April 20, 2015

Minors' use of combustible cigarettes is way down, but their e-cigarette use is way up. ... try to limit products clearly aimed at teens, yet not ban e-cigarettes that help smokers quit tobacco. ... Firm restrictions on sales to minors are also needed.

The combustible case for e-cigarettes
Reuters Blogs (blog) - April 20, 2015

The principal reason for this disconnect is the rise of e-cigarettes, the use of which increased by nearly an order of magnitude, from 1.5 percent in 2011 to 13.4 ...

Regulation of sale, use of e-cigarettes pushed in House
Philippine Star - April 20, 2015

E-cigarettes are promoted to be healthy alternative for cigarette. Recent studies show, however, they are not necessarily safe alternatives to cigarette smoking…

House passes nearly 150 measures on final crossover
Hawaii 24/7 (press release) - April 20, 2015

SB1032, SD2, HD2, relating to tobacco products. Expands the definition of tobacco products to include tobacco-free products containing nicotine that are intended for human consumption. Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers of cigarettes or tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. ...

E-cigarette legislation could cost business owners [VIDEO]
wlfi.com - April 20, 2015

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) The use of e-cigarettes or vaping is growing rapidly in the United States, so fast that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said current use has surpassed the use of every other tobacco product overall including cigarettes. However, the increase in use includes a younger demographic. ...

Teens flocking to e-cigs
The Register-Guard - April 20, 2015

The new numbers, along with the mounting evidence that e-cigarettes are not the benign alternative to traditional smoking that the industry and its supporters contend, underscore the need for the Oregon Legislature to approve House Bill 2546. The legislation would keep electronic cigarettes away from minors, bringing Oregon in line with 41 other states. It would also bring e-cigarettes under the Oregon Clean Air Act, which already applies to conventional cigarettes, and the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices would be banned indoors, including in bars and workplaces. ...

Clark Co. Board of Health eyes e-cig ban in some public places
KATU - April 20, 2015

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Its an interesting debate playing out in Clark County and across the country, with both sides arguing the same thing: a lack of research surrounding electronic cigarettes. Wednesday, the Clark County Board of Health will look at outlawing e-cigarettes in public places where tobacco products are already banned. ...

The Ohio House GOP's budget bow to Big Oil, Big Gas and Big Tobacco: Thomas Suddes
Cleveland Plain Dealer - April 19, 2015

One thing is this: The oil and gas lobby has nothing to fear from the House GOP caucus. The other thing is this: Neither does the tobacco lobby. True, consumers pay tobacco taxes, first in dollars, then in health. Higher Ohio tobacco taxes might cut Ohio smoking, or reduce stops at Ohio convenience stores, however. Heaven forbid, though, that Ohio should crimp the free enterprise system: After all, Altria (Marlboro; MarkTen e-cigarettes) produced only "total shareholder return of 34.5 percent" last year, while Reynolds American (Camel; VUSE e-cigarettes) reported total shareholder return "just under 35 percent for 2014." Take a bow, Ohio House Republicans.

DUIs, e-cigarettes, speed limits and human trafficking
Flathead Publishing Group - April 19, 2015

A bill prohibiting minors from buying electronic cigarettes passed the House by 72-28 on April 16. Senate Bill 66 passed the Senate by 40-8 on March 6. Sponsored by Sen. Diane Sands, D-Missoula, SB 66 bans the sale of e-cigarettes to people under 18, aligning the rule with laws for tobacco products. It also defines e-cigarettes as vapor products and alternative nicotine products instead grouping them with cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, and it requires businesses to buy a license to sell them.

Researchers begin to catch up on e-cigarettes
Crow River Media - April 19, 2015

The McLeod County Board decided to treat e-cigarettes like cigarettes in a split vote this past November, but all the discussions included frustrations about the lack of research on the smoking substitute. Since then, published studies have filled some of the gaps in knowledge. A main selling point of e-cigarettes is that they use water vapor, not smoke, to ... the counter, and are subject to the same ban on smoking inside public buildings, ...

Morgan State University Goes Smoke-Free [VIDEO]
CBS Local - April 19, 2015

One Maryland university is stamping out smoking on its campus. Morgan State University says its new policy covers all tobacco productseven for visitors. The university already has a policy that stamps out smoking inside buildings. Now its extending that smoke-free rule to every inch of its campus. The ban isnt just for cigarettes. E-cigarettes, hookahs and pipes are out, too.

Tom Yamachika: Smoking Out a Frankenbill
Honolulu Civil Beat - April 19, 2015

Recently I was on KHPRs radio show Town Square with host Beth-Ann Kozlovich, Janet Mason from the League of Women Voters, and Jessica Yamauchi of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii. The subject of the show was House Bill 145. ... The House Finance Committee sent this version over to the Senate. The Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection gutted that version, turning it into a bill that broadened the definition of tobacco products in the tobacco tax to include vapor devices, sometimes known as e-cigarettes, and jacked up the tax from 70 percent to 80 percent of the wholesale price on other tobacco products, including snuff, chewing tobacco, and the e-cigarettes. Then the Committee on Ways and Means dredged up the original language of the bill and tacked it back on. The result was a Frankenbill made up of parts of different bills stitched together.

Flavored E-Cigarettes Maybe Dangerous to Your Health
Gazette Review - April 19, 2015

Researchers were looking at 30 different e-cigarette liquids, which is what is ... including cotton candy, bubble gum, tobacco, menthol, and various fruit flavors.

When Mitch Zeller speaks at the SFATA meeting he should suggest they stop misrepresenting the CDC TIPS campaign on e-cigs
Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education - April 19, 2015

Mitch Zeller will be a featured speaker at the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association meeting in May. While I suppose that he is doing this as part of the FDA's policy of "engaging stakeholders," he and the FDA should reconsider his participation, since SFATA is actively trying to undermine the CDC's Tips for Former Smokers campaign by posting this ad, which looks exacly like the Tips ads, except that it endorses e-cigarettes as a cessation device. (The Setfan in the ad is Stefan Didak, Northern California SFATA.) ...

Kansas GOP leader pushes deceitful budget packed with seven tax ...
Kansas City Star (blog) - April 19, 2015

Tax e-cigarettes. 2. Raise taxes on some owners of small businesses and farmers by fixing a flaw that Denning claims exist in the current tax-cut law.

Citizens group, county commissioner call for Arnold's resignation
Murfreesboro Post - April 18, 2015

mid investigations by the TBI and Comptroller's Office into Sheriff Robert Arnold's administration, a group of Rutherford County residents and a county commissioner are calling for his resignation or ouster. Murfreesboro residents Steve Lane, Joe Liggett and Jacob Bogle filed an ethics complaint last week with the Rutherford County Ethics Committee charging Arnold has a conflict of interest over connections to an e-cigarette company and other questionable financial dealings at the county jail.

E-cigarette bill at Governor's desk [VIDEO]
WANE - April 18, 2015

A bill to regulate the manufacturing at e-cigarette stores in the state could soon be signed into law. If passed, it would be the first state regulations for the liquids used in electronic cigarettes and the practice known as vaping.

Study: E-cigarettes may cause cancer-like cell growth
BU researchers preliminary finding
Boston Herald - April 18, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, widely seen as a safer alternative to tobacco, may actually cause cancer-like cell growth in users airways, according to a potentially bombshell preliminary study by a local researcher. The prevailing wisdom is that theyre less harmful than cigarettes, said Dr. Avrum Spira, professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. But there is definitely some evidence of damage to cells that have been exposed. The electronic cigarette contains liquids, and when they burn, they have other substances in the liquid that could be disease-causing. We really have no idea the potential health consequences yet, he added.

How to regulate e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
Washington Post - April 18, 2015

ARE ELECTRONIC cigarettes a public health problem or a public health tool? Theyre both, and the government must treat them that way. The latest news on e-cigarettes, electronic sticks that vaporize concentrated, nicotine-laced liquid, is that teen use of the devices is up way up.

No Wonder Teens Are Huffing Nicotine
Mother Jones - April 18, 2015

Kevin had a post on Thursday about the soaring numbers of kids who've tried e-cigs. On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially ...

One Of The Vaping Teens From That New York Times Article Was Actually Just A Hoax
UPROXX (press release) (blog) - April 18, 2015

So Danger brought us word about a New York Times report indicating that figures show teens love them some vaping. Picture roving bands of teens, vaping on their bikes, rolling through thick clouds of vapor as they search for their next big score. Its a hellscape that not even George Miller couldve conceived. At least it would be if part if it wasnt fake. Joe Stevonson, 18, a senior at a high school in Jackson, Miss., said he used e-cigarettes to quit smoking, after the habit started affecting his ability to play sports.

300% Spike in Teen E-Cigarette Use Piles Pressure on FDA
Highlight Press - April 18, 2015

The report represents a rather severe slap in the face for vaping advocates, for whom the primary argument in favor of electronic cigarettes has always been one ...

Vapour lounge has police board wondering if rules need tightening
Guelph Mercury - April 18, 2015

No tobacco is allowed, no drugs are sold and guests must be 18 years or older and ... Leanne Piper wondered if the city needs to form a new business licensing ...

City v Southampton: Ticket information
Manchester City FC - April 18, 2015

The Etihad Stadium and Etihad Campus are both smoke free zones, including the use of electronic cigarettes. Find out more here. Persistent Standing. To help ...

Tobacco sellers fee may rise
The Register-Guard - April 17, 2015

It would be the first time the city has upped its tobacco retail licensing fee ... Board of Commissioners approved a wide-ranging tobacco and electronic cigarette ... The county ordinance also bans the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and ...

Allowance of e-cigarettes on Metro trains, platforms upsets some passengers [VIDEO]
WJLA - April 17, 2015

Some Metro passengers who are complaining about riders using e-cigarettes on trains asked ABC7 to find out why the devices are allowed. Despite the No Smoking signs on trains, Metro passengers are still permitted to inhale e-cigarettes on board. Some passengers who say they have had to travel with the fumes dont like it.

E-cigarettes puffing trend shared by teenagers in Kansas City
Kansas City Star - April 17, 2015

Laws in both Kansas and Missouri forbid sales of e-cigarettes to anyone under age 18, the same as for other tobacco products, said Jennifer Lowry, a medical ...

Controversial Vaping Bill Headed To Pence For Consideration
WFYI - April 17, 2015

The makers and sellers of e-liquids used for vaping and electronic cigarettes would face licensing and new regulations under legislation moving to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration. ...

Use of E-Cigarettes Rises Sharply Among Teenagers, Report Says
New York Times - April 17, 2015

Use of the devices among middle- and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to federal data released on Thursday, bringing the share of high school students who use them to 13 percent more than smoke traditional cigarettes. ... But the report also told another story. From 2011 to 2014, the share of high school students who smoked traditional cigarettes declined substantially, to 9 percent from 16 percent, and use of cigars and pipes ebbed too. The shift suggested that some teenage smokers may be using e-cigarettes to quit. ...

Adolescent e-cigarette use triples: Is 'vaping'
Christian Science Monitor April 17, 2015

But while supporters of e-cigarettes say the decrease of traditional cigarette use demonstrated in the survey is good news, other experts are concerned that the surge in e-cigarette use is renormalizing the consumption of nicotine products before the long-term health effects of vaping have been determined. ...

Electronic cigarettes make it harder, not easier, to quit
UPI.com - April 17, 2015

But new a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, suggests the opposite is true -- that e-cigarettes actually make it harder to quit, not easier. The study showed smokers who used e-cigs were 49 percent less likely to cut down on their cigarette use and 59 percent less likely to quit entirely. ...

Flavored E-Cigarettes may be dangerous, says study
Andhra Wishesh - April 17, 2015

According to a new study, the researchers found that high levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of e-cigarettes are bad for health. They examined 30 different brands of e-cigarette samples in US and found certain flavoring chemicals were present in quantities beyond what may be safe for inhalation. ...

Vape industry blows away tobacco industry in growth
USFinancePost - April 17, 2015

The electronic cigarette business is booming, thanks to a court decision and no government regulation. ...

E-Cigarette Use Amongst Teens Tripled In 2014
Standard Bulletin - April 17, 2015

The quantity of American teens puffing on e-cigarettes tripled in 2014, ... The FDA's proposed rule wouldn't prohibit advertising or selling flavors that might ...

Teen Vaping Triples: E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Threaten Drop In Teen Tobacco Use
Forbes - April 17, 2015

Three times as many middle school and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2014 than in 2013, according to an annual survey on youth tobacco use conducted by the CDC and FDA and published yesterday. Thats right the number of high school students who said they had vaped at least once in the past 30 days tripled in one year, from 4.3% to 13.4% for high school students and from 1.1% to 3.9% for middle school students. ...

Teen smoking falls as e-cigarette use triples
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - April 17, 2015

The number of middle and high school students using electronic cigarettes tripled between 2013 and 2014, according to government figures released Thursday, a startling increase that public health officials fear could reverse decades of efforts combating the scourge of smoking. The popularity of e-cigarettes among teenagers now eclipses traditional cigarettes

GLANTZ: What to do about the fact that e-cig use among kids is exploding
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - April 17, 2015

Consistent with earlier results from the Monitoring the Future and several state studies, e-cigarettes are now the leading form of recreational nicotine use among kids. Hookahs also increased. (Some of this may be e-cigarettes because some kids call e-cigarettes e-hookahs.) Use of conventional cigarettes dropped. ...

Cool Teens Prefer 'Unicorn Puke' Flavoured E-Cigs
Gizmodo Australia - April 17, 2015

Whats less ambiguous, though, is that e-cig manufacturers are packaging their products to appeal to teens, with bright colours and flavours like Unicorn Puke. UNICORN PUKE! (Which one teen described as every flavour Skittle compressed into one to the New York Times.) The FDA is now looking to regulate e-cigarettes, but with the dearth of available research, that will take years. Who knows that kids will besmoking vaping by then. ...

E-cigarettes setting off fire alarms in dorms
The Stute - April 17, 2015

Those living in on-campus housing are all too familiar with unwarranted fire alarms. Recently though, there has been a spike in the number of these false alarms, with more than six just this week. According to the Stevens Fire Safety Coordinator Daniel Cunning, the culprit is electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as e-cigarettes. These alternatives to traditional cigarettes have become quite popular, and are a source of controversy, specifically regarding which existing cigarette laws apply to e-cigarettes, and whether they should apply at all. ...

E-cigarettes puffing trend shared by teenagers in Kansas City
Kansas City Star - April 17, 2015

Laws in both Kansas and Missouri forbid sales of e-cigarettes to anyone under age 18, the same as for other tobacco products, said Jennifer Lowry, a medical ...

Cigarettes, other tobacco products being banned in North Ridgeville city parks. Do you agree?
cleveland.com - April 17, 2015

If you smoke or use any other tobacco products and plan on visiting a city park in North Ridgeville after July 6, you might want to leave those items at home. North Ridgeville's Parks and Recreation Commission is putting the final touches on a policy that will prohibit the use of cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff and e-cigarettes at its four city-owned parks. The ban will carry no fine or penalty since it is a park rule, not a city ordinance.

Ethics complaint filed against sheriff; commissioner calls for Arnold's ...
Murfreesboro Post - April 17, 2015

A group of Rutherford County residents officially filed an ethics complaint today questioning Sheriff Robert Arnold's connections to an e-cigarette company and other questionable financial dealings at the county jail, and a county commissioner is calling for him to step down. ...

Records show sheriff's major used office heavily to run private business
Murfreesboro Post - April 17, 2015

Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Maj. Bill Sharp sent dozens of emails to and from his sheriff's office account for a year and a half to operate a private training and consulting company -- many of them for sheriff's-sponsored events. ...

County Commissioners Comment on Sheriff Arnold Allegations
Wgnsradio - April 17, 2015

JailCigs sells electronic cigarettes to one of the largest jails in the state, which just happens to be the one sheriff Arnold is in charge of. The company is owned by ...

Rutherford County mayor speaks out about controversy surrounding sheriff [VIDEO]
WKRN.com - April 16, 2015

Theres more bad news for the embattled sheriff of Rutherford County. On Wednesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed that it was investigating Sheriff Robert Arnold for the sale of e-cigarettes to prisoners in his jail. Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess is now calling Arnolds operation a conflict of interest.

FDA Issues First E-Cigarette Warning Letters
JD Supra (press release) - April 16, 2015

While FDAs tobacco products deeming rule is pending, the Agency issues Warning Letters to e-cigarette and e-liquid companies for the first time. ...

Barbara Boxer responds to CDC e-cigarette study
Outbreak News Today - April 16, 2015

In a follow-up to the recently published CDC study that shows a dramatic increase in e-cigarette use among middle and high school students, and one day after Senator Barbara Boxer asked E-Cigarette companies to stop advertising on television, the California Democrat said the following today: Today's report is a wake-up call to all of us that more and more of our kids are becoming addicted to e-cigarettes, Senator Boxer said. If e-cigarette companies ...

E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco
WebMD - April 16, 2015

While some proponents of "vaping" claim that smokers who try e-cigarettes may use them as a bridge to quitting smoking, a new study finds that the opposite may true. ...

Esty pushes for ban on e-cigarette advertising
CT News (blog) - April 16, 2015

With the release Thursday of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey that shows e-cigarette use is on the rise, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D- Connecticut is calling on Congress to pass two bills she said will help curb their usage amount children and teens. ...

OVERNIGHT REGULATION: Health groups urge FDA to finalize tobacco regs
The Hill - April 16, 2015

Come April 25th, it'll be a year since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to assert its authority over all tobacco products. Health groups and lawmakers are calling on the agency to finalize those deeming regulations before next Saturday, so it can propose rules for the way products like electronic cigarettes and cigars are flavored, packaged and marketed. ... "I have urged FDA to finalize its rule keeping e-tobacco products away from kids by April 25, so we that can continue to curb the growth of nicotine device usage among our youth," she said in a news release. "We cannot afford a setback in the progress we have made limiting tobacco use."...

CDC sounds warning about e-cigarettes and kids: 'We could see ...
NJ.com - April 16, 2015

E-cigarettes are now the most popular form of smoking among middle-school and ... It was the first state to ban e-cigarettes in public places and work settings in ...

E-cigarette flavourings 'can be harmful' according to study
ITV Network Limited (uk) - April 16, 2015

Flavourings used in e-cigarettes contain high levels of chemicals which can be potentially harmful and cause respiratory problems according to a new study. The study carried out in the United States analysed the chemicals used to flavour e-cigarette flui

Calls for more regulation over e-cigarette flavors ($$)
Times Of London (uk) - April 16, 2015

Experts have called for more regulation of chemicals used to flavour e-cigarettes after a study found levels of up to twice recommended exposure limits. Manufacturers say that the flavourings used in e-cigarettes are mostly the same as those used in food

Albuquerque firm researching e-cigarettes for FDA
KOAT Albuquerque - April 16, 2015

The FDA is expected to roll out federal regulations for the devices and is now working with a handful of research firms to determine how safe e-cigarettes really ...

Digital Native Kids More Likely to Start Smoking Ecigs Than Legacy ...
Gizmodo UK - April 16, 2015

It was only in the ageing 15 to 16-year-old population that traditional cigarettes gained traction and overtook the use of electronic cigarettes. And when they enter .

E-cigarettes could poison bystanders, study finds
Grimsby Telegraph - April 16, 2015

Research carried out by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is among the first to suggest that there might be risks similar to passive smoking with the ...

Is Smoking Cherry E-Cigarettes Riskier Than Eating Cherry Candy?
Bloomberg - April 15, 2015

The rules, which are tentatively supposed to be completed in June, would ban free samples and sales to minors under 18, as well as require nicotine addiction ...

Study shows e-cigarettes may be exceeding chemical limits
Science Recorder - April 16, 2015

WebMD reports that a new study published in the journal Tobacco Control ... that the chemicals used for flavoring are rarely included on e-cigarette fluid labels.

E-cigs 'aren't addictive' says poll of 10000
Radio 1 - April 16, 2015

World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan told a conference in Abu Dhabi in March that: "Non-smoking is the norm, and e-cigarettes will derail that ...

NEW BILLS IGNITE CALIFORNIA ANTI-TOBACCO EFFORTS
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) - April 16, 2015

The recent anti-tobacco proposals would: Increase the legal smoking age from 18 to 21; Increase the state's cigarette excise tax by $2 per pack (currently 87 cents per pack); Bar electronic cigarettes from public places where smoking is prohibited; and...

Lake Charles bans sale of vapor tobacco to minors
WHLT22 - April 16, 2015

The council's changes mirror the changes that took place on the state level in 2014 when the Legislature banned the sale of e-cigarettes and vapor pens to ...

E-cigarette use soars among teens, vexing public health officials ...
NOLA.com - April 16, 2015

As New Orleans counts down the days before banning smoking and vaping in ... New Orleans new smoking ban includes e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, ...

County to reduce one tax and add another
Montgomery County Sentinel - April 16, 2015

In March, the council passed legislation restricting use of e-cigarettes for minors, restricting smoking in the same areas as for conventional cigarettes, governing ...

Timeline presented for ballot issue
Daily Journal Online - April 16, 2015

... again considering placing a no smoking ban before voters on the November ballot. ... alluded to was include vapor-type devices to the list of banned products.

Franklin Lakes council revisits smoking ban to eliminate need for signage
NorthJersey.com - April 16, 2015

The ordinance also prohibits smoking in all borough parks and recreational facilities, and in vehicles registered to the borough. It also bans the use of e-cigarettes in those areas...

Schools grapple with growing popularity of e-cigarettes
Riverhead News Review - April 16, 2015

E-cigarettes have been banned in the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District. ... Policies in Southold and Riverhead schools also include bans on e-cigarettes. ... trend in e-cigarettes use has undone the anti-smoking progress made by banning ...

TBI investigating Middle Tennessee sheriff for e-cigarette sales in jail
Johnson City Press (subscription) - April 16, 2015

MURFREESBORO - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into connections between Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and his family ...

City Council Approves Campustown Facade Grants, discusses ...
Iowa State Daily - April 15, 2015

The council discussed the use of e-cigarettes and other alternative nicotine or ... to the zoning ordinance in Ames that would allow Olde Main Brewing Company ...

Boxer Calls on E-Cig Makers to Drop TV Ads
Broadcasting & Cable - April 15, 2015

Banzhaf said that he would prefer the FDA ban the commercials outright so their ... industry claim is the intended market: those who are looking to quit smoking.

US group attacks plan to ban e-cigarettes in Hong Kong
EJ Insight - April 15, 2015

The US-based Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association has attacked Hong Kong's plan to ban e-cigarettes, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported ...

Research raises concerns for e-cigarette safety as government ...
Sydney Morning Herald - April 15, 2015

New research has raised concerns about the health impacts of e-cigarettes and their use by young people who are already exposed to traditional cigarettes, ...

How a Vaping Entrepreneur Approaches Risk Management
Wall Street Journal (blog) - April 15, 2015

However, risk looms for the vaporizer and e-cigarette business. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed regulations, and big companies are ...

NATO Show 2015: From Acquisitions to Zeller
CSPnet.com - April 15, 2015

... its first-ever SE approvals and announced proposed deeming regulations on cigars, electronic cigarettes and other previously un-deemed tobacco products.

Passive smoking warning as e-cigarettes are found to harm ...
Metro - April 15, 2015

E-cigarettes are often marketed as a safer alternative to smoking - but a Norwegian study has found that the devices can poison bystanders, just as cigarette ...

E-Cigarettes: Better Than Smoking But Still Have Risk
Science 2.0 - April 15, 2015

E-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution, have been sold in the United States since 2007 and are marketed as an option to help ...

SB-24 Electronic cigarettes: licensing and restrictions.(2015-2016)
Official California Legislative Information - April 15, 2015

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH / HEARING DATE: April 15, 2015 / SUMMARY: Extends Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act requirements to the sale of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), distinct from the definition of tobacco products, and requires enforcement...

Measures in the fight on tobacco and e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - April 15, 2015

...Include e-cigarettes in a special enforcement program against the sale of cigarettes to minors. (SB 24) o Strengthen existing law prohibiting online marketing of tobacco to minors. (AB 1541) o Make tobacco cessation services a covered Medi-Cal ...

Council stalls on annexation, not quick to move on e-cig ban
Ames Tribune - April 15, 2015

... Tuesday evening on a staff report they had requested about enforcement issues associated with a potential citywide ban of e-cigarettes in public places.

Brunswick business pins hope on popularity of 'vaping'
The Forecaster - April 15, 2015

Vaping is often confused with the use of all electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigs," but there are two very different categories. The types of e-cigs sold at gas stations, ...

Editorial: Keep e-cigarettes out of hands of minors
Eagle-Tribune - April 15, 2015

Now, the sale of e-cigarettes and other so-called nicotine delivery products -- such as wafers, candy and vapor inhalers -- has grown into a nearly $2 billion ...

Steps needed to curb e-cigarettes
The Daily News of Newburyport - April 15, 2015

Not long ago, e-cigarettes may have been viewed as a novelty - perhaps the latest "alternative" for smokers seeking a less dangerous means of satisfying their ...

Chicopee mother and son, Betty and Kevin O'Brien, work together as ...
MassLive.com - April 15, 2015

"While last year we celebrated 10 years of smoke free workplaces in Massachusetts, in many communities smokers can use e-cigarettes indoors, subjecting all ...

Bill banning e-cigarette sales to minors headed to governor
Ravalli Republic - April 15, 2015

HELENA (AP) - A bill that would ban minors in Montana from purchasing electronic cigarettes and nicotine liquid containers is on its way to the governor's desk ...

North Ridge, Ohio Approves Parks Smoking Ban
halfwheel.com - April 15, 2015

It covers the use of both traditional tobacco products, both smoked and non-smoked, as well as electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The ban covers all park ...

Records show sheriff's major used office heavily to run private ...
Murfreesboro Post - April 15, 2015

...based company selling e-cigarettes to county jail inmates. Asked how Sharp could manage his job with supervisory duties as a detective major and spend this ...

Why Funding for Vermont's Anti-Tobacco Efforts Is Going Up in Smoke
Seven Days - April 15, 2015

That's when annual settlement payments, which are tied to cigarette sales, ... A new worry is the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes, especially with the ...

Liquid nicotine use in school sparks Cheney investigation
KREM.com (subscription) - April 14, 2015

Teenagers were reportedly taking the nicotine solution, intended for e-cigarettes, mixing it with soda or juice and then drinking it to get high. One student even ...

High-schooler receives public health award
The Columbian - April 14, 2015

Hackett recently joined other public health and school advocates in Olympia to testify in favor of legislation restricting youth access to electronic cigarettes.

Steiner Hayward Renews Efforts to License Tobacco Vendors ...
The Lund Report - April 14, 2015

She wants to give the Oregon Liquor Control Commission authority over the sale of tobacco and e-cigarettes that it already has over alcohol sales and will soon ...

St. Louis County considers ban on e-cigarettes
Duluth News Tribune - April 14, 2015

Forty cities and nine counties ban sampling of tobacco and e-cigarettes in retail ... a ban on e-cigarettes anywhere smoking is prohibited by the Minnesota Clean ...

County Wide Ordinance to Restrict Public Use of E-Cigs
FOX 21 Online - April 14, 2015

DULUTH, Minn. -. A public hearing is set to consider banning E Cigarettes from all public places throughout St. Louis County.

Proposed Tax on E-Cigs, Vaping in Montgomery Co. Would Mirror ...
NBC4 Washington - April 14, 2015

People using e-cigarettes in Montgomery County may soon be forced to pay a little more. ... and related paraphernalia that would match the current tax on tobacco. ... flavored liquid electronically, creating a cloud of vapor that looks like smoke.

Enticing e-cigarettes pose health risks for teens
The Coloradoan - April 14, 2015

Dear Gary: I have been raising my 16-year-old grandson and found out that he has been smoking electronic cigarettes with his friends. I confronted him and he ...

Public Release: 14-Apr-2015 E-cigarette use is not risk-free
EurekAlert (press release) - April 14, 2015

It is important to avoid e-cigarettes becoming a trend among adolescents and young adults, or to introduce non-smokers to nicotine addiction and tobacco use," ...

Smoke from e-cigarettes a health hazard: Study
The Local (no) - April 14, 2015

The vapour from e-cigarettes contains the same amount of nicotine as that from ordinary cigarettes, posing a serious health risk to those who inhale it passively, a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has revealed.

E-cigarette ban in Hong Kong would be 'ignorant' and 'irresponsible ...
South China Morning Post (subscription ) April 14, 2015

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated in Hong Kong, not banned, says the ... of a ban would be "ignorant" and "irresponsible" given that smoking rates in the city ... Building them on a lack of information is ignorance … it's like banning…

Is Secondhand Vaping Harmful To Your Health?
Popular Science - April 14, 2015

... This we can say for certain: You're better off breathing in vapor than secondhand smoke. Tobacco smoke contains thousands of chemicals, 60 of them known ...

Apple bans selfie sticks and e-cigarettes - and everyone seems ...
mirror.co.uk - April 14, 2015

Apple has banned selfie sticks and e-cigarettes in an astonishing ... "Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted anywhere inside Moscone West," Apple added. "Please ... Kudos to Apple for banning the Selfie Stick (or selfie absorbed) at #wwdc. ... One Twitterer suggested the ban indicated the tech giant's future plans.

Their Product Is Doubt--Deceptive Government Campaign Against ...
Forbes - April 14, 2015

The tobacco companies are no longer blowing smoke about the hazards of combusted-tobacco cigarettes. But the critics of electronic cigarettes - an important ...

Maine considers bill that would ban vaping in public places
Lewiston Sun Journal - April 14, 2015

AUGUSTA - While the electronic cigarette industry continues to boom, Maine lawmakers must decide whether to include the products in the state's no-smoking ...

Could taxing e-cigarettes help supplement Montgomery County's budget?
WTOP Radio (Washington, DC) - April 14, 2015

Beginning in June in Montgomery County, it will be against the law to smoke electronic cigarettes in the same public places...On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council is expected to introduce a bill taxing e-cigarettes and other vaping or e-cigarette ...

Montgomery County Council Proposes E-Cigarette Tax
BethesdaMagazine.com - April 14, 2015

Update - 11:20 a.m. - The County Council this morning introduced a bill that would tax distributors of e-cigarettes at 30 percent of the wholesale cost of the ...

Sartell City Council Approves Revisions to Tobacco Ordinance
AM 1240 WJON (St. Cloud, MN) - April 14, 2015

Final approval has been made on a new tobacco ordinance for Sartell. Back in February, a public hearing was held to get feedback on the proposed changes to the current tobacco ordinance regarding E-Cigarettes. A lot of residents voiced their concerns ...

Legislation Recently Signed by Governor
KXNet.com - April 14, 2015

The bill to ban the sale of electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes, and alternative ... The legislation bans an ex-partner from distributing intimate or graphic ...

E-cigs, vape included in ban
Miami Student - April 14, 2015

Leslie Haxby McNeill, assistant director of Student Health Services, was one of the main proponents to have all forms of smoking and tobacco banned from use. ...

Letters on vaping, child abuse, marijuana
Longview News-Journal - April 14, 2015

I am concerned with the availability of e-cigarettes - commonly referred to as "vapes" - to East Texas youth. Texas, along with nine other states, currently does...

Public health Q&A: Are e-cigarettes safe?
Wausau Daily Herald - April 14, 2015

Answer: In 2010, Wisconsin implemented the Smoke-free Air law and almost five years later 86 percent of Wisconsinites enjoy and expect smoke-free air.

Sheriff's Office suspends partnership with Georgia e-cigarette company
Murfreesboro News-Journal - April 13, 2015

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has suspended business operations with a Georgia-based electronic cigarette retailer, according to a RCSO spokeswoman. As of Tuesday, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office suspended JailCigs from conducting business wi

JailCigs suspended as vendor at Rutherford, Tennessee jails
Murfreesboro Post - April 13, 2015

E-cigs are a growing trend in jails across the country because they are believed to help ease inmates' nerves as they kick the smoking habit. The Rutherford ...

Newton budget takes small dip, but municipal taxes slightly higher
New Jersey Herald - April 13, 2015

Newton's zoning ordinance lists specific types of businesses allowed in the ... as e-cigarettes while tobacconist sells the more traditional tobacco products ...

Sartell approves vaping rules in keeping with state law
St. Cloud Times - April 13, 2015

The council voted 4-1 Monday to update its tobacco ordinance to include nicotine vaporizers, commonly referred to as electronic cigarettes, to keep it in line with state law. ... the ordinance still allows the sale of flavored, individually packaged cigars that she says are marketed...

Chicago Adopts E-Cig Regulation Citing Nicotine as a Gateway ...
Free Press Release Center (press release) April 13, 2015

Chicago's Skokie's ordinance has prohibited smoking, including "e-smoking" in public places. The CDC reports e-cig use has doubled from 2011 to 2012.

WARNING LETTER
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - April 13, 2015

(FDA) recently reviewed your website, http://knoxvillevaporshop.com, and determined that you sell or distribute e-liquids...FDA has determined that a statement made on the website...regarding your e-liquids violate section 301(tt) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S

FDA Concerned About Exploding E-Cigarettes
WJBF-TV ABC Channel 6 (Augusta, GA) - April 13, 2015

... Spike Babaian is the owner of Vape New York, a store specializing in e-cigarettes. She says these explosions are rare but when they do happen, it's mostly during charging. "You can't just stick this into any old charging unit and that is the biggest …

Research on vaping starts to clear smoke on possible health effects
York Dispatch - April 13, 2015

That's the difference, she said, between smoking cigarettes and vaping. ... or using a smokeless "cigarette" that, when inhaled, electronically delivers flavored ... "I have an issue with that, because he's trying to lump us in with tobacco," Bobby ...

High tech burn
Lawyers Weekly Canada April 13, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are making more and more headlines as Health Canada, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, among other health organizations, warn consumers against purchasing or using these electronic smoking products. Some local health organizations, such as the California Department of Health, have gone as far as to declare e-cigarettes a public health risk. The focus is not only on the health implications of e-cigarettes, but also on the extent to which the sale and marketing of these products should be regulated. ...

GMA Investigates: E-Cigs Could Pose Explosion Hazard [VIDEO]
abc40 - April 13, 2015

This morning, a surprising safety alert about e-cigarettes. Theyve become a popular alternative for smokers, but sometimes they can explode like firecrackers. ...

Looking For Ways To Play The Rapidly Growing E-Cig And ...
Seeking Alpha - April 13, 2015

For those smokers who feel like chewing their hands off when they are out socially because they aren't allowed to smoke there is now an alternative in the form of e-cigarettes and vaporizers. Since this has the potential to be a high growth market I decided to start trying to find investible opportunities to ride that growth wave. The first pure play e-cigarette and vapor company that I came across while doing a search on Seeking Alpha was the appropriately named Vapor Corp ...

Case closed in Fort Plain liquid nicotine death
Police: 18-month-old boy accidentally consumed e-cigarette ingredients
Albany Times Union - April 13, 2015

The investigation into the December death of an 18-month-old Montgomery County boy who drank liquid nicotine is finally closed, with Fort Plain police deeming the incident accidental.
Eli James "EJ" Hotaling, who would have turned 2 on May 17, is the first child in the country to die from accidentally swallowing the toxic ingredient in electronic cigarettes, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. ...

Annual reports from HHVS, Probation fill board agenda
Walker Pilot Independent - April 13, 2015

E-cigarettes pose a serious health threat. A 2014 Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey found that 12.9 percent of high school students used or tried an electric cigarette in the past 30 days, and 28 percent had tried one at some time. ...

Wandering Eye: The politics of medical specialists (including Rand ...
Baltimore City Paper (blog) - April 13, 2015

Shyam Biswal, a professor in the department of environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is overseeing an online survey of electronic-cigarette users. The results, according the survey page, will be used to help the research team learn "about what types of electronic cigarettes people use and why they use them," and "will be kept anonymous." ... (Disclosure: this writer quit smoking with e-cigs, and hasn't smoked a cigarette in 10 months after more than 30 years of heavy smoking.) It's refreshing to see ...

Law threatens vaping stores, owners say ($$)
The Herald - April 13, 2015

Proposed legislation that would introduce restrictions to the popular vaping movement have local store owners concerned for their futures. MaxVapor offers a variety of electronic cigarettes and E-juice. ... Vaping is defined as the act of inhaling water vapor through a personal vaporizer or electronic cigarette. ... it is a much healthier alternative to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. ... labels with the ingredients listed and the prohibition of sales to minors under ...

Possession of e-cigarettes by minors prohibited in Cary
Northwest Herald - April 13, 2015

Its now prohibited locally for minors in Cary to be in possession of electronic cigarettes. ...

Law | Livermore, Ca Eyes Smoking Ban Downtown
The Cigar Authority - April 13, 2015

Walking down the street enjoying a cigar is something that could become a thing of the past in down Livermore if the City Council has their way. The new measure would create a no smoking area that covers downtown Livermore and will be decided with a vote tonight. ... The measure would include all tobacco products and e-cigarettes.

Pleasant Hill weighs smoking ban at all shopping centers
Contra Costa Times - April 12, 2015

PLEASANT HILL -- City leaders may ban smoking -- including electronic cigarettes -- in all shopping centers, greatly expanding an initial proposal to make downtown Pleasant Hill a smoke-free zone. ...

Shops fine with smoke regs.
Wicked Local North Andover - April 12, 2015

Georgetown: The towns sellers of cigarettes and other tobacco products are easily complying with the Board of Healths new regulations, an informal review by the Health Department found last month. …

Coachella 2015 Day Two: FKA Twigs' Acrobatics, Tyler, the ...
SPIN - April 12, 2015

... but the foggy air in this enclosed space made to look like an underground U.K. dance club (but mostly resembling a high-school dance) smells very vape-y.

Guest commentary: Legal loopholes let Big Tobacco target kids with new products
Contra Costa Times - April 11, 2015

With smoking now widely known as the nation's No. 1 preventable killer, Big Tobacco is targeting our kids with new products that give an illusion of more safety but carry the age-old motive to hook kids on tobacco at a young age. ...

Livermore eyes downtown smoking ban
Contra Costa Times - April 11, 2015

The amendments would also add electronic cigarettes, or "vaping," to the existing smoking ban, because of indications from studies that the vapor could pose ...

Redlands council seeks more hookah, e-cigarette rules
San Bernardino County Sun - April 11, 2015

The city will soon be placing additional regulations on hookah and electronic cigarette businesses.

Marion, Iowa Passes Parks Smoking Ban
halfwheel.com - April 11, 2015

A parks smoking ban was approved by the Marion City Council on Thursday, bringing an end to the use of tobacco products or electronic cigarettes and vaporizers in the towns 21 parks and recreational trails. ...

Letter: City must protect citizens
Greenville Daily Reflector - April 11, 2015

In less than a week, our Pitt County Commissioners will be voting on a very important Rule: Tobacco-Free Public Parks. Although many residents continue to feel that Pitt County has an obligation to tobacco, this Rule is about the health and safety of our children. ... Third, E cigarettes are also harmful. They contain poisonous chemicals in the vials used to replenish the E cig. If a child should come upon one of these vials and ingest any of the liquid left in a vial, it has the potential to induce a cardiac arrest. ...

Editorial: Limits on e-cigarettes ($$)
Henderson Daily Dispatch (registration) - April 11, 2015

Granville County took action on e-cigarettes last week, an important move that we hope other jurisdictions will follow. Last week, the Granville Board of ...

LETTER: In 'Laffen world,' preference---not logic-- governs tax policy
Grand Forks Herald - April 11, 2015

In a recent op-ed, Altru's Safe Kids director, Carma Hanson, correctly opined on the dangers of e-cigarettes ("Attention, parents: E-cigs present poisoning ... Ironically, the vice-president of Altru's board, State Sen. Lonnie Laffen, R-Grand Forks, offered the following in his testimony against a bill to increase taxes on cigarettes: "Is it really the right place for tax policy to be regulating perfectly legal products in our state?"

Study Finds E-Cigarettes Are Less Harmful To Lung Tissue
AskMen (blog) - April 11, 2015

Good Lord, will the e-cigarette whirlwind ever stop? Ive only been covering this beat for a couple of months now, but every week it seems as though theres new evidence to refute last weeks evidence. This time, the pendulum has swung back in favor of the vapers: German researchers found that tobacco smoke is significantly more harmful to lung tissue than the vapor emitted by e-cigarettes. ...

Capitol Dispatch: With session ending, bills' fate still uncertain
Longview Daily News - April 11, 2015

E-cigarettes and vaping: The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday passed a bill to add regulations to the states growing e-cigarette and vapor industry. House Bill 1645 also creates child-proof packaging requirements, bans sales to minors and requires vendors to be licensed.
A 95 percent excise tax that would have doubled the price was not part of the bill moved out of committee. The bill next moves to the floor for a vote. ...

Raise smoking age to 21 to save lives
SnoValley Star - April 11, 2015

The best way to combat this crisis is to raise the legal smoking age to 21, as the Washington State Legislature is considering with SHB 1458. Attorney General Bob Ferguson requested the bill, and science supports his efforts. Unfortunately, e-cigarettes often contain nicotine, too. Since 2012 sophomores report a 12.2 percent increase in vaping or e-cigarette use. For seniors, the ...

Pro/Con: Should the FDA regulate e-cigarettes?
Duluth News Tribune - April 10, 2015

So when an invention came along e-cigarettes that supply nicotine in much the same way as a tobacco cigarette, but without any apparent link to cancer or ...

OPINION: Is a ban on tobacco a good thing?
Kansas State Collegian - April 10, 2015

In the fall of 2014, pharmacy chain previously called CVS Caremark stopped selling tobacco products, citing reasons that the sale of tobacco ran against its [sic] image as a health care provider. The company re-branded itself corporately as CVS Health and launched a smoking-cessation campaign. I also have questions regarding electronic cigarettes. CVS does not currently sell e-cigs or the e-juice that fills them. These products contain no tobacco, though ...

E-Cigarette Legislation Moves Along
California Healthline - April 10, 2015

Electronic cigarettes must abide by the limitations and regulations imposed on tobacco products, according to a vote this week by the California Senate Committee on Health... Stefan Didak testified at the hearing, saying he represented about 110 small businesses in the state as co-president of the Northern California chapter of the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA).

Mendocino County Office of Education tobacco policy may be revised to include e-cigs
Ukiah Daily Journal - April 10, 2015

The Mendocino County Office of Education will consider a possible revision of its tobacco-free schools policy to include electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and other tobacco products at its next board meeting on Monday. ...

E- Cigarettes
TrainingZone.co.uk (blog) - April 10, 2015

Not only do they provide a healthier option to smoking traditional cigarettes, they ... Whether you are looking for a full flavoured taste, menthol, or lights E-puff has ...

Bill 45, Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015
Canada NewsWire (press release) - April 10, 2015

TORONTO, April 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Standing Committee on General Government will meet to consider Bill 45, An Act to enhance public health by enacting ...

HealthMine Survey Reveals Consumers See Vaping as Less Harmful to Health than Smoking
Military Technologies - April 10, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ While researchers continue to debate the safety of e-cigarettes over conventional tobacco smoking, consumers view traditional cigarettes as more dangerous, according to a January 2015 HealthMine survey of 562 consumers with company-sponsored health plans. 63% of consumers believe colleagues that smoke tobacco products should pay more for health insurance, while only 48% of consumers believe that e-cigarette smokers should be penalized. The survey was fielded by Survey Sampling International (SSI) in February 2015. …

NM governor signs bill to ban e-cigarette sales to minors
KVIA El Paso - April 10, 2015

Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation banning the sales of e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid containers to minors in New Mexico. Sen. John Ryan's bill also requires those containers to be sold in child resistant packaging and prohibits online sales to minors.

Smoking down to record low in Erie, Niagara counties
Buffalo News - April 10, 2015

Fewer of us in Erie and Niagara counties are smoking cigarettes, and thats in line with whats happening around the nation, where the number of smokers is at an all-time low, according to the latest statistics. ... We see a high proportion of youths turning to e-cigarettes, and it is unclear if they are safe, Burstein said. Tobacco continues to be considered the leading ...

Letter: Recognize e-cigs as dangerous
INFORUM - April 10, 2015

I urge lawmakers to prohibit the sales of e-cigarettes to minors, and officially recognize e-cigs as dangerous tobacco products. Both steps will help protect youth ...

E-cigarette regulations debated in committee
Bill would require licensing, packaging requirements for vapor products
Columbia Basin Herald - April 10, 2015

OLYMPIA - A bill to regulate the vapor product industry still received push back during a public hearing on Tuesday, even after legislators removed the section that levied an excise tax on vapor products. House Bill 1645, requested by Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Attorney General, would create a framework of regulations including licensing and packaging requirements for vapor products.

Altoona council to take up honeybee, e-cigarette bans [VIDEO]
WEAU - April 10, 2015

Along with that vote on honeybees, The City of Altoona will also take up an ordinance on e-cigarettes. Right now the city does not have any rules when it comes to vaping. an upcoming meeting the city will vote on an ordinance banning e-cigarette use in places where cigarettes are prohibited. Other cities like Eau Claire have already banned use of e-cigarettes from city buildings and busses. ...

Arnold, deputy tied to another jail vendor
The Daily News Journal - April 9, 2015

MURFREESBORO Sheriff Robert Arnold and one of his deputies are tied to another company out of Georgia that makes sales to Rutherford County inmates, according to Georgia records. According to records from the State of Georgia, members of Sheriff Robert Arnold's family and Joe Russell, the RCSO chief deputy of administration, are tied to a company called JailSnacks.

City Council candidates' views on education: Blondell Reynolds Brown
Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog) - April 9, 2015

... through the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development as well as an additional tax on electronic cigarettes that would benefit the School District.

Granville bans e-cigarettes on county property ($$)
Henderson Daily Dispatch (registration) - April 9, 2015

On a 4-3 vote, the Board of Commissioners expressed its support Monday night for Granville-Vance Public Health rules that ban the use of electronic cigarettes ...

Allendale, NJ Limiting Where to Light Up
halfwheel.com - April 9, 2015

Ordinance 15-10, which the borough has yet to post on its website, was introduced at the borough council meeting on March 26 and brought to a second reading on April 9. It prohibits the use of all forms of tobacco as well as electronic cigarettes throughout the borough except in just a handful of designated places such as public parking lots, sidewalks and public streets. There is also consideration of areas next to municipal buildings that borough staff could use to smoke. ...

No local opponents attend hearing on proposed new Amherst ...
GazetteNET - April 9, 2015

AMHERST The Board of Health is poised to adopt new tobacco regulations next ... spilling contents of a cartridge used in electronic cigarettes on her hand. ... The intent is to discourage children who might find flavored tobacco attractive.

Amherst considers raising minimum age to buy tobacco
wwlp.com - April 9, 2015

That's why the proposal also aims to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and ... The board of health is also considering a restriction to keep tobacco retailers ...

Factors That Could Have an Influence on the Future of E-Cigarettes
The Global Dispatch - April 9, 2015

Finally, it is likely that we may also see some restrictions on smoking e-cigarettes in public. Tobacco cigarettes are currently banned from a number of places, ...

Toward a Middle Ground in Regulating E-cigarettes
RegBlog (blog) - April 9, 2015

Other experts call for stricter regulations or banning e-cigarettes altogether, ... Second, it should promote the use of e-cigarettes as a tool to quit smoking - or at ... By contrast, combining a ban on general advertising with the permissibility of ...

Extras on Excise: E-Cigarettes Play Roadrunner to State Tax Bills ...
Bloomberg BNA - April 9, 2015

Though 2015 started with a bang with several state legislators filing e-cigarette tax bills, the sound being made so far is "Meep! Meep!" as e-cigarettes evade the ...

Five Lawmakers Lined Up Against Big Tobacco
KFBK 93.1 (Sacramento, CA) - April 9, 2015

Five lawmakers lined up against big tobacco today. Taken as a whole, the bills represent a coordinated effort to curb youth tobacco use... Senator Dr. Richard Pan took on California's tobacco tax, while his colleague Mark Leno addressed e-cigarettes: ...

Package of Bills To Reform Tobacco Rules Introduced in Calif.
California Healthline - April 9, 2015

Meanwhile, Stefan Vidak, a Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association spokesperson, said he disagreed with Leno about e-cigarettes being marketed to minors ...

Editorial: "Tobacco" ban is an overstep of the UI's authority
Daily Iowan (University of Iowa) - April 9, 2015

The UI shouldn't ban chew and electronic cigarettes from campus. Not only will it most likely be ineffective (similar to the smoking ban already in place), but it also is an overreach of UI power over individual liberty. The university doesn't have ...

Rutherford inmates receive instructions to purchase JailCigs
Murfreesboro Post - April 9, 2015

E-cigs lost or stolen could lead to a pod "shakedown" and loss of e-cig privileges for all inmates in that section of the jail. Arguments, fights and disruptions ove

Burgess "very concerned" about sheriff's connection to JailCigs
Murfreesboro Post - April 9, 2015

The Rutherford County jail does not allow inmates to use tobacco, but it sells e-cigarettes to inmates by mail order to help them stop smoking and ease their ...

Rep. Jonathan Stickland spikes colleagues' bills
Austin American-Statesman (blog) - April 9, 2015

Gutierrez said his measure to ban electronic cigarettes at schools should pass later in the session. View Comments. Previous. Rep. Borris Miles threatens cop, ...

Longview revamps rules for employees
Longview News-Journal - April 9, 2015

The policy changes, which the City Council is set to consider today, also formally bans electronic cigarettes for city employees, increases the number of vacation ...

Study finds higher rates of heroin use among county students
HeraldNet - April 9, 2015

The survey also suggests increasing use of electronic cigarettes, which Dr. Gary Goldbaum, health officer for the Snohomish Health District, found troubling, ...

Mercer County Clean Indoor Air Regulation: Ban on use of 'vaping ...
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - April 9, 2015

GREEN VALLEY -Smokers, nonsmokers, and people who use electronic nicotine devices will be able to comment soon about whether clean indoor ...

Bill would prevent local governments from banning e-cigarettes in ...
UW Badger Herald - April 9, 2015

Madison added electronic cigarettes to the smoking ban back in January, but a bill state lawmakers will consider soon looks to prevent local governments from ...

Authorities: Marijuana max a growing problem in Washington County
South Washington County Bulletin - April 8, 2015

Police said teens are among the biggest group of wax users. Wax can be smoked by itself, but teens are concealing it in electronic cigarettes, so marijuana odor is covered up by the scent of flavored e-cigarette cartridges. ... Cottage Grove police have nabbed a few people for wax possession in recent months, on the...

Indiana's Vape bill stirs controversy after House, Senate approval
WSBT-TV - April 8, 2015

A battle is brewing between Indiana lawmakers and electronic cigarette manufacturers and stores. The controversy stems from a bill at the state house that ...

Germanna bans vaping
Stafford County Sun - April 8, 2015

According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, 587 U.S. campuses banned vaping as of Jan. 1. Only e-cigarettes that are marketed for therapeutic purposes ...

Marijuana Flavored E-Cigarettes Hit US Markets Creating Questions ...
TheBlaze.com - April 7, 2015

While the war over the use and taxation of electronic cigarettes wages, Dutch company E-njoint has started selling a new marijuana-flavored "e-joint" that will ...

Sheriff Arnold, chief deputy tied to Georgia e-cigarette company
The Daily News Journal - April 8, 2015

MURFREESBORO - Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and his deputy have ties to a company that sells electronic cigarettes to inmates at the Rutherford ...

In Hong Kong, E-cigarettes are as available to children as candy
South China Morning Post (subscription ) - April 8, 2015

Their use is already banned in no-smoking zones such as indoor public areas ... the city's anti-smoking watchdog, wants a total ban on e-cigarettes, including ...

Hong Kong government looks to expand city's anti-smoking measures
South China Morning Post (subscription) - April 8, 2015

Other new measures include expanding no-smoking areas and a citywide ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, said Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, ...

Ordinance change: Skokie adopts ban of e-cigarettes in public places
Chicago Tribune - April 8, 2015

Electronic cigarettes and other "e-smoking" products have been added to Skokie's ordinance prohibiting smoking in public places. Representatives of Skokie's ...

Smoking and vaping may soon be a thing of the past at the ...
Pine Island Eagle - April 8, 2015

Again, for the second year straight, the leadership is working a campaign to change the constitution to ban smoking and vaping within the building. There are ...

Colorado to consider PTSD, Kara'Smokey' club opens and more
Colorado Springs Independent - April 8, 2015

It's called the HotBox Kara"Smokey" Club, but it's really just a space inside Speak Easy Vape Lounge (2508 E. Bijou St., speakeasycannabisclub.com) where ...

Medical Marijuana Patients May Be Exempt from Proposed E-Cig Ban
East Bay Express - April 8, 2015

A bill by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco that would ban e-cigarettes wherever smoking is banned appears to include a carve-out for medical ...

Dangers of Electronic Cigarettes
KFYR-TV - April 8, 2015

With labels like watermelon, strawberry and even gummy bear, some say it's easy to see how a child could mistake an electronic cigarette refill for a treat.

FDA Director to Speak at NATO Show
CSPnet.com - April 8, 2015

Also, Utah House Bill 415 was signed by the governor on March 24th and requires (1) e-cigarette sellers and distributers who do not have a tobacco product ...

Legislative initiatives could affect Nevadans' health
Reno Gazette Journal - April 8, 2015

... are considering various bills that would regulate e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine, extend smoking bans contained in the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act to college ...

City's age limit to buy, sell tobacco could increase
ThisWeekNews - April 8, 2015

Each noted Upper Arlington was quick to support a public ban on smoking and to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes, and said the city should take this new ...

Waco: Council Restricts E-Cigarette Use
KWTX - April 8, 2015

All we've done is add e-cigs to our current smoking ordinance," said Mayor ... "This just kind of expands the nicotine and tobacco ban to e-cigarettes as well," ...

Waco clamps down on public use of e-cigarettes
Waco Tribune-Herald - April 8, 2015

The council on second reading amended the smoking ordinance to treat e-cigarette use the same as cigarette use. That means no vaping or smoking in most ...

FDA Director to Speak at NATO Show
CSPnet.com - April 8, 2015

Also, Utah House Bill 415 was signed by the governor on March 24th and requires (1) e-cigarette sellers and distributers who do not have a tobacco product ...

Opportunity lost | Editorial
Mercer Island Reporter (subscription) - April 8, 2015

Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines), would apply to tobacco and other nicotine products, including "vaping." A mountain of research, including a recent report from the ...

Health department hosting educational E-Cigarette meeting
WVNS-TV - April 7, 2015

Electronic cigarettes were first introduced in the United States in 2007. ... "The issue with the E-cigarettes is that we want to decide if we need to put that into our ...

Sheriff's family, deputy tied to company selling e-cigs to jail
WSMV-TV NBC-4 (Nashville, TN) - April 7, 2015

Channel 4 has learned that the Rutherford County sheriff's family members own a company that sells e-cigarettes to the county jail.... Inmates in the Rutherford County Jail are allowed to mail order e-cigarettes from a company called JailCigs.

Sheriff, family, chief administrator connected to JailCigs
Murfreesboro Post - April 7, 2015

MURFREESBORO - Sheriff Robert Arnold, family members and his chief administrator hold connections with a company selling e-cigarettes jail inmates, ...

Does Switching to E-Cigarettes Make Your Body Any Healthier?
Healthline - April 7, 2015

Yet for millions of Americans addicted to cigarettes, the e-cigarette has become a more socially acceptable solution, whether they vape in order to gradually ...

Pot-flavored e-cigarette makes its big debut
San Francisco Chronicle blogs - April 7, 2015

Dutch company E-njoint has launched an "e-joint" that tastes like marijuana, but "contains no THC, CBD, nicotine, tar or toxins". The e-cig peddler promises the device is completely legal, and "still gives smokers a high-like feeling."…

Indiana Senate approves regulations for e-cigarettes
WRTV Indianapolis - April 7, 2015

"We also want e-cigarettes included in the statewide smoke-free law, and so it really doesn't improve public health whatsoever," said Danielle Patterson with the ...

E-cig regulations pass Senate, worry business owners
Evansville Courier & Press - April 7, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS - Regulations on the electronic cigarettes industry passed the Indiana Senate by a 33-15 vote on Tuesday. Full story available to subscribers ...

Can Greenfield council overturn health board tobacco ruling?
The Recorder - April 7, 2015

A selection of flavored cigars, chewing tobacco and 'E-Juice' for vaporizors are ... the sale of any flavored tobacco products in all stores except smoke shops, ...

E-cig retailers exempted under new measure against public vaping
Waco Tribune-Herald - April 7, 2015

The original version, which passed on first reading last month over the protest of retailers, treats vaping the same as smoking under the city's smoking ordinance.

UI Expanding Tobacco-Free Policy
KGAN TV - April 7, 2015

Currently, the university prohibits the use of cigarettes or cigar smoking on the UI campus. Beginning August 24th, the ban will include e-cigarettes, chewing or ...

The lowdown: Berkeley council on community benefits, sewer fee ...
Berkeleyside - April 7, 2015

NICOTINE SALES RESTRICTIONS Council is set to adopt a new law that will limit sales of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes near schools. The law...

Ask the Pharmacist: Electronic cigarettes
FOX CT - April 7, 2015

... women who chewed nicotine gum during pregnancy had a higher risk of having children with birth defects compared to other nonsmokers. What is troubling is…

E-cigarette stores rolling into Palatine
Chicago Daily Herald - April 7, 2015

An e-cigarette store was approved by the Palatine village council Monday night, ... State law prohibits sales of e-cigarettes to minors and the state Senate is considering a bill that would ban possession by people younger than 18. ... In addition to selling e-cigarettes, Drag-On will also sell loose tobacco that customers can ...

Vaping regulations up for debate before Mercer Board of Health
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - April 7, 2015

Merchants and users fear that moves will be made to ban the devices. ... 100 percent safe, but these are 90 percent better for you than smoking cigarettes.

Broward might ban e-cigarettes on public transportation
Sun Sentinel - April 6, 2015

The idea of banning vaping on buses was heralded by Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a national ...

Coachella 2015 Beauty Essentials and Useful Intel
Monsters and Critics.com - April 6, 2015

E-cigs are yes but no e-juice or e-liquid refills inside. Last year they debuted permanent bathrooms built across from the Beer Barn, which are staffed and ...

Our View: Ban e-cigarettes from public places
The News Journal - April 6, 2015

More than 10 years ago, Delaware banned smoking cigarettes in indoor public places. The law eliminated the smoke and chemicals from cigarettes from bars ...

E-Cigarette Legislation
Valley News - April 5, 2015

Vermont Vapor had an initial boom in business as one of the earliest U.S. .... public places, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reported in January.

Korean research agency questions safety of e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
Arirang News - April 6, 2015

In a statement released Monday by Korea's National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency,experts and doctors agreed that e-cigarettes could ...

The Ever More Popular Pastime Of Vaping
North American Press Syndicate - April 6, 2015

(NAPSI) More than 4 million Americans these days add more flavor and fun to their lives by lighting up electronic cigarettes. Also called personal vaporizers or ...

Worse Times Not Yet Over For Electronic Cigarettes Intl Group Ltd ...
Journal Transcript - April 6, 2015

The troubles are far from vaporizing for Electronic Cigarettes Intl Group Ltd (OTCMKTS:ECIGD), which went through a struggling session during the last trading day. The stock of the company fell by nearly 10% to $0.520, adding to consecutive declines over the last several days. The average volume of the shares recorded was 1.02 million. A new study from RTI International showed that the vapor emitted from e-cigs is not water vapor but actually aerosol gas, consisting of glycerin, nicotine, and ...

It's time to protect kids from liquid nicotine a poison, even in small amounts
Bangor Daily News - April 6, 2015

Liquid nicotine used to refill e-cigarettes is a great danger to children. Calls to poison control centers related to liquid nicotine ingestions are increasing. ...

Full Plate of Health Care Bills Pending as Legislature Reconvenes
Kitsap Sun - April 6, 2015

Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would make tobacco laws and regulations apply toelectronic cigarettes. Up in the next few weeks will be legislation to issue a ...

California Vaping: The New Subculture
malaysiandigest.com - April 6, 2015

California is generally reckoned to be a trendsetter - it's not necessarily that things are invented there but California is often an early adopter. Think raves ...

UF study: More Florida teens using e-cigarettes
WJXT Jacksonville - April 6, 2015

... The research team also found that teens who used e-cigarettes were more likely to use other tobacco products, including traditional cigarettes and hookah. ...

Mass. cities, towns, wrestle with e-cigarette rules
Gloucester Daily Times - April 6, 2015

Public health officials in cities and towns on the North Shore and Merrimack Valley, including Gloucester, are adopting tough rules on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes, even as the state considers banning their sale to minors. In Danvers, the towns Board of Health has proposed a litany of new regulations that would outlaw the sale of e-cigarettes to children under 18 while prohibiting their use in bars, restaurants, and public buildings.

Washtenaw County bans indoor e-cigarette smoking
The Washtenaw Voice - April 6, 2015

Last Wednesday, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners came together at the Washtenaw County Administration Building to vote on a proposal that bans indoor smoking with e-cigarettes. With a vote of 7-2, the proposal was accepted and will be put into legislation in six months. The legislation states that e-cigarette smoking will be prohibited in all locations that previously had smoking restrictions in Washtenaw County. Washtenaw Community College already includes e-cigarette smoking in its Smoke-Free Campus policy, which prohibits prohibited smoking on all areas of the campus.

Attention, parents: E-cigs present poisoning danger
Grand Forks Herald - April 6, 2015

GRAND FORKS E-cigarettes have been in the media a great deal lately, as several ... smell good in the bottles, but also the vapor from them is sweet flavored as well. ... This is highly unlikely due to their distaste and the texture of the tobacco. ... The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing ...

Lawmaker wants e-cigarettes added to Wisconsin smoking ban
Wisconsin Radio Network - April 6, 2015

As electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices grow in popularity, there is also increased scrutiny of the potential health effects of the devices. While there's ...

Support Age Restrictions on E-Cigarettes
Bismarck Tribune - April 5, 2015

Ive never personally used e-cigarettes, but I have watched my peers and friends fall for the lies that the tobacco companies tell us about their safety. These are kids who would never think to smoke an actual cigarette, but because the e-cigarettes are so cleverly disguised and portrayed, they think that they are completely safe.

E-cigs not safe
Ukiah Daily Journal - April 5, 2015

According to TobaccoFreeCA (tobaccofreeca.com), (E-cigs) come in many shapes and sizes. Some can only be used once (disposable), while others can be ...

A vaping advocate makes the case for e-cigarettes
Vox - April 5, 2015

These clampdowns have enraged vaping advocates. So to better understand their point of view, I spoke to Michael Nance, an e-cigarette fan in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Though Nance works in the food-services industry, he says he volunteers a lot of his free time advocating for the rights of e-cigarette users. He even launched a blog, Big Vapor, to spread the word.

As the federal government considers regulation for e-cigarettes, a debate wages
Newsworks.org - April 5, 2015

Public health experts say they are just beginning to untangle basic questions about electronic cigarettes.

GLANTZ: New industry claim that e-cigarettes will save Medicaid billions depends on people not carefully reading the "policy analysis"
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - April 5, 2015

A March 31, 2015 policy analysis, E-cigarettes Poised to Save Medicaid Billions, prepared by J. Scott Moody, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief economist at the organization State Budget Solutions, has started popping up state legislatures all over the country. …

Competing bills would protect or ban vaping in public places
Madison.com - April 4, 2015

Local governments could not broadly ban electronic cigarettes in public places, as Madison did in January, under a bill to be introduced next week by a Republican lawmaker. Another bill introduced this week by a Democratic legislator would add e-cigarettes, or vaping, to the states indoor smoking ban…

Snohomish County survey indicates that students less likely to binge drink and smoke cigarettes
My Edmonds News - April 4, 2015

As reported by Governor Jay Inslee in February, more students were found to be using e-cigarettes or vaping devices compared to traditional cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes offer options for regular smokers
Springfield News-Leader - April 4, 2015

...And if the national trend is any indication, chances are more stores are to come. Sales of e-cigarettes in the United States are predicted to grow 25 percent each ...

E-cigs, equal opportunity, unequal pay
Sacramento Bee - April 4, 2015

Regulations are needed to not only protect public health and restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, but to curb the intense marketing and advertising to youth.

Medford cancer survivor urges legislators to support tanning, e-cigarette regs
Wicked Local Medford - April 4, 2015

The widespread, unregulated use of e-cigarettes threatens the progress we've made reducing the number of smokers in this country. In this day and age, ...

Medical marijuana zoning and a tobacco smoking ban on Hillsboro City Council agenda
OregonLive.com - April 3, 2015

The Hillsboro City Council on Tuesday evening will consider measures that would ban smoking and vaping on city property and approve zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries. The smoking and vaping ban would apply to tobacco products, but not smokeless tobacco. Smoking and vaping is already illegal in Hillsboro parks; this measure would extend the ban to all city property.

Know the rules before you head to Frontier Field for opening day
News 10NBC - April 3, 2015

No smoking of any kind is allowed at Frontier Field. This includes electronic cigarettes. A smoking area is provided outside the stadium gate adjacent to the Walk of Fame on Morrie Silver Way.

Trade faces confusion over e-cigs laws
Talking Retail - April 3, 2015

Retailers need greater clarification on confusing new laws that will make it illegal to sell most e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 years from 1 October.

E-cig ban bill released from House committee
newszap.com - April 3, 2015

DOVER In a continuation of a committee hearing from Wednesday, the House Health and Human Development Committee voted to release a bill that would ban indoor use of electronic cigarettes. By a 9-3 vote, House Bill 5 was sent to the House floor. Chairman Rep. Michael Barbieri, D-Newark, noted that during the public hearing the day before owners of vape stores had expressed concern preventing e-cigs from being used indoors would seriously harm their businesses. To remedy that, he suggested amendments be added. Rep. Debra Heffernan, D-Edgemoor, agreed to consider possible changes and said she would use the ensuing two-week break to that end.

Problems continue with e-cigs and vape pens among minors
Newton Daily News - April 3, 2015

Since August, Newton High School Resource Officer Brian Foster has written 10 citations alone for e-cigs, compared to 14 citations for cigarettes.

Indiana Lawmakers Considering New E-Cigarette Regulations
The Heartland Institute - April 2, 2015

Indiana lawmakers are considering a bill creating more regulations for e-cigarette sales in the state. In addition to increasing the difficulty of opening e-cigarette containers, the bill would force e-cigarette vendors to store at least 3 copies of each vaping fluid mixture created by the store, to help facilitate government testing and verification of e-cigarette flavors sold by stores.

Campaign vape trail
News Review - April 2, 2015

...Other specific concerns are the candy- and fruit-flavored e-cigarettes that may entice a younger generation to become addicted to nicotine and the fact ...

E-cigarette charger fire warning issued
ITV Network Limited - April 2, 2015

E-smokers are being urged to unplug chargers when their cigarettes are powered up following a fire at a flat in Kendal. The fire, which started as a result of a charger being left in and switched on at the socket, caused significant burning to the charg

The War Over Vaping's Health Risks Is Getting Dirty
Wired - April 2, 2015

For nicotine enthusiasts, 2015 will be remembered as part of a golden era. Less than 10 years after they were introduced in the United States, e-cigarettes have .

Smokeable Wearable Tech: Set the World and Other Places On Fire!
Inventorspot - April 2, 2015

Vaprwear claims their hoodie is the "world's greatest" because the drawstrings double as an embedded vaporizer, which allows wearers to smoke "oil blend, ...

Madison designates 'No Smoking' areas, Greater New Haven ...
New Haven Register - April 2, 2015

MADISON >> As Madison becomes another municipality to ban smoking in its ... and other communities in Greater New Haven consider banning smoking in public ... parks and recreation director in Guilford, said the town banned smoking in ... invoked state statues to extend smoking bans to city property," the letter says.

RATTAY: Ban e-cigarettes from bars, restaurants and workplaces
Wilmington News Journal - April 2, 2015

... And, make no mistake about it, e-cigarettes are a growth industry. Big tobacco will make sure of that...without preventive measures similar to that which have been put into place for traditional cigarettes, Delawareans will increasingly be exposed to harm...

Committee vote on vaping bill shifted to today
newszap.com - April 2, 2015

DOVER - A hearing on a bill to ban the use of electronic cigarettes indoors ... Air Act. The act banned cigarette smoking inside public-access buildings and the ...

Bowser Pitches Sales-Tax Hike, Program Cuts to Make Up Budget ...
Washington City Paper (blog ) April 2, 2015

Additionally, Bowser is proposing a 4 percent tax hike on parking in order to fund the District's contribution to Metro and an increase in taxes on e-cigarettes that ...

Use of electronic cigarettes added to tobacco ban policy
Nicholls Worth - April 2, 2015

...Jacuzzo believes that the electronic cigarette ban came about because they have ... "There is no way to know what students are smoking when they are smoking ... a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes and that they should not be banned ...

The great 'vape' debate: Should e-cigs be treated like smoking?
Crow River Media - April 2, 2015

Munez began smoking e-cigarettes two years ago as a way to quit smoking, and now .... State law also bans e-cigarettes in government buildings, public schools, day care ... "I think we put a healthier solution out there with the smoking ban.

Updates on prior columns: E-cigarettes and access for the handicapped to the state museum
Las Vegas Review-Journal - April 2, 2015

The health district didn't come out and call it tobacco. The district called it worse than tobacco. But that didn't change or influence this lawsuit by 7-Eleven because the lawsuit wasn't about the safety of e-cigarettes. It was about trying to quash the...

Albany pushing for tobacco retailers to become licensed in the County
NEWS10 ABC - April 2, 2015

...It would require any retailer that sells tobacco products or E-cigarettes to become licensed with the county. Albany County Legislator Tim Nichols hopes to have ...

Gov. Kasich Proposes Steep E-Cigarette Tax Hike
The Heartland Institute - April 2, 2015

...In addition to several tax hikes on Ohio businesses, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is proposing a massive increase in taxes on electronic cigarettes, to offset ...

Nevadans debate bill that seeks vaping controls
Las Vegas Review-Journal - April 1, 2015

The law prohibits smoking in most public places, including schools, day care ... areas where smoking is banned, and at least a dozen restrict use of e-cigarettes.

Vape shop owners: pass e-cig regulation bill
The Statehouse File - April 1, 2015

... the Statehouse on Wednesday to voice their support of legislation that would prohibit retailers from selling e-cigarettes without a valid tobacco sales certificate.

Rexburg holds public forum on vaping
LocalNews8.com - April 1, 2015

Madison Junior High and Madison High School have seen more students using e-cigarettes or vape pens. At the forum, hosted by the City Council, parents ...

Battle Lines Drawn in Debate of E-Cig Use in Indoor Public Places ...
WBOC TV 16 - April 1, 2015

A bill to add e-cigarettes to Delaware's Clean Indoor Air Act was heard by a House committee in Dover Wednesday afternoon. But there was no vote.

Report: Cheshire Middle School Students Found with E-Cigarettes
Patch.com - April 1, 2015

Students at Dodd Middle School in Cheshire were recently found to be in possession of e-cigarettes, according to the Cheshire Citizen. The Citizen reports that ...

E-cigarette charger fire warning issued
ITV Network Limited- March 31, 2015

E-smokers are being urged to unplug chargers when their cigarettes are powered up following a fire at a flat in Kendal. The fire, which started as a result of a charger being left in and switched on at the socket, caused significant burning to the charg ...

Submission: Support of new bill would reduce tobacco-related ...
Daily Bruin - April 1, 2015

In addition, lawmakers have proposed to regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products, and SB 140 (Leno, D-San Francisco) would restrict e-cigarettes from many ...

California State University Chemistry Professor: 'No Scientific ...
Brad Blog (blog) - April 1, 2015

"If students in my classroom were puffing on e-cigs, I would let them be. I don't honestly know what the rules are here on my campus, they probably restrict it, but ...

FDA chief exits as e-cig fight smolders
The Hill - April 1, 2015

The FDA's rules, as proposed, could completely "wipe out" the e-cigarette industry, said Julie Woessner, president of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free ...

Why Hong Kong Watchdog Wants To Ban E-Cigarettes
Forbes - April 1, 2015

Researchers at Hong Kong watchdog Council on Smoking and Health warned that ... "To protect public health, we advocate the Government for a total ban on ...

llinois eyes bans on powdered alcohol and caffeine, e-cigs
Fox News - April 1, 2015

Illinois eyes bans on powdered alcohol and caffeine, e-cigs. ...

Big sales growth, big losses reported by West Michigan e-cigarette ...
MLive.com - April 1, 2015

West Michigan-based Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG) is hoping to gain a foothold in the growing global market for electronic cigarettes.

Minnesota Town to Buck the Trend When it Comes to E-Cig ...
WDAZ - April 1, 2015

KSTP TV - Across the state, seven counties and 18 cities have chosen to limit electronic cigarette use. Now, one city is likely moving in the opposite direction.

North Dakota measure bans e-cigarette sales to minors
Wahpeton Daily News - April 1, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Legislation that bans the sale of e-cigarettes to minors ... for liquid nicotine containers and outlaws self-service displays for e-cigarettes.

Tobacco Lobby Wins Last-Minute Delay on Bill Banning Flavored ...
The Lund Report - April 1, 2015

The Senate Health Committee stripped a ban on flavored e-cigarettes from Senate Bill 415, and an 11th hour appeal from tobacco lobbyists about the potential ...

Smokescreen? Madison vapers say e-cigarettes help them quit ...
Madison.com - April 1, 2015

"The problem is that we don't have enough evidence right now to make a .... from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation and others to add e-cigarettes to ...

A Call to Attend the 2015 NATO Show
CSPnet.com - April 1, 2015

3: Other key presenters include Dr. Brad Rodu (an expert on the health benefits of e-cigarettes), a panel of e-cigarette industry experts, key industry leaders on ...

Planet of the vapes: inside one nicotine megafactory
The Guardian - April 1, 2015

That's where, in 2003, chain-smoking pharmacist Hon Lik invented the .... just looking for a way to get around the smoking ban, which was introduced in 2007.

Use different sales approach for millennials, speaker advises
Casino City Times (press release) - April 1, 2015

Among the most popular new products to hit the convention floor were tobacco-free vapor hookahs and an arcade-style beer pong table designed for bars.

Electronic Cigarette Growth Re-Accelerates
CSPnet.com - April 1, 2015

NEW YORK -- Though much has been made of the recent deceleration of electronic cigarettes and vapor sales, the latest Nielsen data depicts optimistic ...

While FDA's Proposed E-Cigarette Rule Is Pending, FTC Mulls ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - April 1, 2015

Ahead of finalizing FDA's tobacco products "deeming" rule, the FTC considers taking enforcement action against e-cigarette firms for violative advertising, ...

Written by Tim Worstall
The Adam Smith Institute (blog) - April 1, 2015

E-cigarettes need to be more strictly controlled to stop teenagers using them, ... The truth is, of course, that these results show that electronic cigarettes are an ...

Richard Godwin: E-cigarettes are not as harmless as we might think
Evening Standard - April 1, 2015

But as a new study led by Professor Mark Bellis in the BMC Public Health journal makes clear, just because e-cigarettes are "better" than normal cigarettes it ...

Letter: E-cigs need more restrictions
Dickinson Press - March 31, 2015

I've never personally used e-cigarettes, but I have watched my peers and friends fall for the lies that the tobacco companies tell us about their "safety." These are ...

Taxing tobacco: Hassan's bad proposal
The Union Leader - March 31, 2015

Covering e-cigarettes would apply the tobacco tax to a non-tobacco product. E-cigarettes can deliver nicotine, but they do not use tobacco. They often provide ...

CT Law Makers Proposing Stricter Cigarette Laws
It's Relevant: New Canaan - March 31, 2015

Connecticut law makers are taking steps towards banning smoking with small children in cars, ... This would ban the use of e-cigs in places such as bars, restaurants, and other places where traditional cigarettes have already been banned.

Idea Of Taxing E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Gets Key Support
CBS Local - March 31, 2015

Advocates for e-cigarettes and vaping (as using the e-cigs is called) say that while no product that contains nicotine is 100 percent saf, e-cigarettes are much ...

EDITORIAL: Hemet's e-cigarette ban
Press-Enterprise - March 31, 2015

A 2012 study in the journal Inhalation Toxicology examined the impact of electronic cigarettes on air quality. The researchers found "no apparent risk to human ...

New Anti-Smoking Campaign Launched
KGAN TV - March 31, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (Iowa News Service) - Colon cancer, vision problems and myths about "vaping" - a slang term for using e-cigarettes - are featured in a new ...

Executive function deficits linked to e-cigarette use in early ...
Family Practice News Digital Network - March 31, 2015

Adolescents with deficits in executive function were almost five times more likely to use e-cigarettes than were those without deficits, Dr. Mary Ann Pentz and her ...

E-Cigarette Smoking Leads to Drinking Habits in Teenagers
Capital OTC - March 31, 2015

According to a recent study, the controversial e-cigarettes are used by nonsmoking and smoking teenagers, and this usually leads to other dangerous habits, ..

The ALEC-Backed War on Local Democracy
PR Watch - March 31, 2015

From New Jersey to Oregon, on topics as diverse as minimum wage, paid sick leave, community broadband, e-cigarettes, and GMOs, state politicians are ...

Island Health urges ban on e-cigarettes
Nanaimo News Bulletin - March 31, 2015

If smoking is banned from civic spaces, so should vaping, according to Island ... not selling to minors and banning the use on public and private school grounds, ... the e-cigarettes, including limiting or preventing access for minors, but not bans.

One in five teens have tried e-cigarettes, a British study finds
Reuters - March 31, 2015

One in five teenagers have experimented with e-cigarettes, a large study of British school students showed on Tuesday, fuelling debate about the widespread availability of the electronic devices. Many experts view the metal tubes that heat nicotine-laced

Health Department Seeking Contractors to Educate Local Youth on Health Risks of E-Cigarettes
Southern Maryland O March 31, 2015

Use of tobacco and exposure to second hand smoke are the leading preventable causes of death in the United States. Funds for this award are provided from ...

E-cigarettes cast haze over prevention work
taosnews - March 31, 2015

The e-cigarette industry posits the devices are safer than smoking and can offer a ... a bill that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and require e-juice to be ... there are plans to push for a Taos County ordinance banning sale to minors.

Forum editorial: Don't be fooled by e-cig hype
InForum - March 31, 2015

Legislature is buying into Big Tobacco's clever but dishonest narrative about e-cigarettes.... Big Tobacco has become Big Vaping....It is counterintuitive to grant a tax break to devices and substances that use candy flavors and faux fashion to attract us

E- cigarettes
Bismarck Tribune - March 31, 2015

But just because e-cigs don't smell or taste as bad as traditional cigarettes doesn't ... Prohibiting e-cig sales to minors and recognizing them as tobacco products ...

Vape shop aims to fill Uptown with flavor
Miami Student - March 31, 2015

"I think I would support it for the sole fact that it could potentially help current smokers quit," McDougall said. "My only fear is that non-smokers will pick it up and ...

Lawmakers fume over e-cig sales
Jacksonville Daily Progress - March 31, 2015

Texas is one of nine states that don't limit sales of e-cigarettes to youth - a status that could soon change. The Senate last week passed a bill banning e-cigarette ...

EDITORIAL: 'Vaping' unknowns justify public controls
Beaumont Enterprise - March 31, 2015

Beaumont City Manager Kyle Hayes says the city's 2006 smoking ban includes vaping, ... Smoking bans were once considered a violation of individual rights.

Committee passes e-cigarette measure
The Spokesman Review - March 31, 2015

OLYMPIA - The state could establish rules for advertising and warning labels for e-cigarettes if the federal government doesn't do it first, under legislation ...

E-Cigarettes Lights Up Capitol Fight
urbanmilwaukee - March 30, 2015

Should they be taxed like cigarettes, banned from restaurants/bars or protected ... Debra Kolste wants to add e-cigarettes to the statewide indoor smoking ban. ... on a bill pre-empting local governments from enacting their own e-cigarette bans.

Cambridge School Board hears about exciting things happening at ...
hngnews.com - March 30, 2015

Since the arrival of e-cigarettes, other policies have also been affected, such as Policy No. 831, regulating tobacco, alcohol and other drug use on school ...

WaLeg Day 78: Committee stubs out e-cigarette tax
The Spokesman Review (blog) - March 30, 2015

OLYMPIA - A state agency could set up rules for advertising and warning labels for e-cigarettes next July, if the federal government doesn't do it first under ...

Glenville weighs moratorium on adult shops
The Daily Gazette - March 30, 2015

GLENVILLE - New strip clubs, adult video stores, pawn shops and vape shops could soon be banned temporarily in Glenville as town officials determine how ...

Scientists issue call for urgent controls on e-cigarette sales to children
The Guardian - March 30, 2015

E-cigarettes are potentially less harmful than conventional tobacco products, ... enforcement is done properly and that advertising and promotion is not done in a ...

E-cigarettes Doing More Harm than Good
American Register - March 30, 2015

Health experts have warned that teen agers who didn't start smoking are now using ... the government is bringing forward laws to ban the sale to under eighteen.

Middle schoolers caught buying and using e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
WTNH - March 30, 2015

Officials say students at Dodd Middle School used cash to purchase prepaid credit cards to buy e-cigarettes online.

Delaware lawmakers face opposition from former smokers on e-cigarette restrictions
Newsworks.org - March 30, 2015

Opponents of a Delaware plan to forbid electronic cigarette use in restaurants, bars and other indoor public spaces say they'll converge on Legislative Hall in Dover Wednesday to argue against the bill.

Editorial: Banning sale of e-cigs to minors is right step
GazetteNET - March 30, 2015

Let's get real: Adults who smoke bubble gum- and banana split-flavored electronic cigarettes and use a Batman holster to carry them around are few and far ...

Legal haze about vaping in SE Texas
Beaumont Enterprise - March 30, 2015

A cloud lingered, wafting through a dimly lit Thirsty's bar one hot September day. About 15 patrons sat near the front like mythical dragons, emitting a haze from odd electronic devices.

Hookah lounge opens up in downtown Roanoke
Roanoke Times (blog) - March 30, 2015

Additionally, there is water vapor available, which is used in e-cigarettes for those who don't smoke tobacco. The entire space can hold about 450 people at ...

The State of Politics: E-Cigarettes Lights Up Capitol Fight
urbanmilwaukee - March 30, 2015

Its a three-sided debate: Republican Rep. Joel Kleefisch wants to tell local governments they cant ban e-cigarettes. Democratic Rep. Debra Kolste wants to add e-cigarettes to the statewide indoor smoking ban. And others ask whether Wisconsin should follow Minnesotas lead and levy a new tax on them. A National Conference of State Legislatures magazine article defined e-cigarettes this way: Electronic cigarettes or personal vaporizers may look like ...

New CDC Ad Talks Dangers Of E-Cigs, Cigarettes
Here And Now - March 30, 2015

Kristy is a 35-year-old wife and mother who tried to quit smoking by using e-cigarettes but ended up just smoking both.

C-Store Retailers Split as Reynolds-Lorillard Decision Approaches
CSPnet.com - March 30, 2015

Convenience-store retailers offered divergent opinions on the merger of Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. as the tobacco companies and the c-store industry await the ruling by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Reynolds American and Lorillard are expected to meet this week with the FTC ahead of a final decision, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. The FTC is scrutinizing Imperial closely to determine whether the company can emerge as a significant U.S. competitor with the assets sold by Reynolds and Lorillard, including Blu electronic cigarettes and Maverick, Kool, Salem and Winston cigarettes.

NHMRC draws breath on e-cigarettes
PS News - March 30, 2015

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has found that on existing evidence, it cannot conclude whether e-cigarettes are harmful or if they are beneficial in helping smokers quit. The NHMRC recommended that health authorities act to minimise harm until evidence of the safety, quality and efficacy of e-cigarettes could be produced.

Hong Kong anti-smoking watchdog urges ban on e-cigarettes
South China Morning Post (subscription) - March 30, 2015

New laws could restrict the sale of e-cigarettes in Guernsey
ITV News - March 30, 2015

Guernsey's Health Department wants to put rules in place for selling electronic cigarettes. It's asking the States to agree new regulations as part of the Tobacco Control Strategy.

GLANTZ: Evidence that e-cigarette use is associated with increased susceptibility to smoking among 10-11 year-olds in the UK
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - March 29, 2015

E-cigarette enthusiasts, particularly from the UK, have consistently minimized the possibility that e-cigarette use was increasing among kids and that e-cigarette use would predict later smoking. Graham Moore and colleagues recently published E-cigarette use and intentions to smoke among 10-11-year-old never-smokers in Wales, a carefully done survey of 1500 youth that found that..

Why the CDC Is Targeting E-Cigarettes
The Epoch Times - March 29, 2015

The health risks of using electronic cigarettesalso known as vapingis the subject of an anti-smoking ad campaign by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), ...

Montville company wants to transform e-cigarette industry
Daily Record - March 29, 2015

As electronic cigarettes continue to surge in popularity, a new company in Montville is poised to become one of the largest manufacturers of "e-liquid" in the multi-billion-dollar industry. While e-cigarettes have existed for decades, a new design of smoking devices has helped the industry build impressive growth over the past dozen years. Initially, smaller companies dominated the market, selling their wares online, via mail order and in boutique shops before the convenience store industry embraced it a few years ago. Sensory Solution, however, does not sell e-cigarette or e-liquid products to the retail market. They either sell the raw materials including liquid nicotine, the active ingredient in tobacco products to other manufacturers, or contract with companies that want Sensory Solution to formulate, mix, bottle and package e-liquid products they sell under their own brand names.

Vermont grapples with e-cigarette legislation from taxes to manufacturing and marketing
Vtdigger.org - March 29, 2015

With a perfected mixture complete in June 2009, Tredwell launched Vermont Vapor Inc. as one of the first U.S. manufacturers and wholesalers of juice for e-cigarettes. His mother, Linda Barker, runs the Castleton companys companion shop, selling the bottled liquid in two sizes and e-cigarette equipment displayed in glass-enclosed cases. As of late February, 42 states had passed legislation relating to electronic cigarettes, most defining the product as a tobacco substitute and prohibiting sales to minors, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures website. It shows Vermont as the only state that requires federal child-resistant packaging on liquid for e-cigarettes. And 18 states have added e-cigarettes to smoking prohibitions in at least some public places, the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation reported in January.

When conventional wisdom slips
Sacramento Bee (blog) - March 29, 2015

...So what did Stone do as one of his first acts? He signed on as a co-author of a bill that goes against Republican orthodoxy, one that surely will be fought by one of the California Republican Partys few remaining patrons, the tobacco industry. One carried by San Francisco lib Sen. Mark Leno, no less. The bill, SB 140, would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces such as bars and restaurants. Philip Morris and its crew wont be able to count on lockstep Republican opposition to the restrictions, unlike in past years. ...

Lawmakers fume over e-cigarette sales
Corsicana Daily Sun - March 29, 2015

AUSTIN - Peddlers of electronic cigarettes may claim their products only release harmless vapors, but a number of lawmakers are unconvinced and now ...

'Vaping' is an 'unknown' risk
St. George Daily Spectrum - March 28, 2015

Vaping has taken the country by storm, taking the idea of the e-cigarette and turning it, for some, into a way of tapering off cigarettes, though companies shy ...

Utah legislators force e-cigarettes to abide by new rules
The Independent - March 28, 2015

The past six years have seen exponential growth in the national usage of e-cigarettes, battery-powered vaporizers which heat a liquid mixture that usuallybut not alwayscontains nicotine without the need for the tobacco plant. In 2010, e-cigarettes generated $416 million in sales. In 2015, numbers are projected to reach over $3.2 billion in sales by the end of the year, landing the industry with a 775 percent increase over the six-year time period. On Tuesday, March 24, Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill preventing cigarette retailers from being able to sell e-cigarette refill cartridges unless those products have conformed to newly-legislated regulations in packaging and labeling.

Legislature looking at banning sales of e-cigarettes to youth
Mineral Wells Index - March 28, 2015

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that a number of e-cigarette users are migrating from more traditional tobacco products, though a ...

Middle-schooler encourages County Exec to ban vaping in public
WBFO - March 28, 2015

At Friday's signing of a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz read an email letter he had received in ...

Thank you, Sunshine Depot
Star News - March 28, 2015

I'd like to thank the Sunshine Depot for choosing to protect families, the public and their workers from the potential risk of using electronic cigarettes indoors.

CHELSEA SCHNEIDER: E-cigs on the legislative radar
Evansville Courier & Press - March 28, 2015

Regulations on electronic cigarettes are moving forward in the Indiana General Assembly but not exactly as originally envisioned by some state officials.

Vape concerns - Public forum set for next week
Rexburg Standard Journal - March 28, 2015

Rexburg - The public forum to take place April 1 is no April Fools Day joke. The topic of discussion at the meeting, which will take place in City Hall at 6 p.m., is vaping the inhaling of vapor from e-cigarettes.

EDITORIAL: E-cigs should be banned in workplaces, including bars
Fresno Bee - March 28, 2015

Californians take for granted that bars, restaurants and other workplaces are smoke-free, thanks to legislation that took effect 20 years ago. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights reports that 61 California cities have ordinances restricting e-cigarettes. Among the cities that don't: Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield, Modesto and Stockton. The Valley needs to wise up.

Rep. Speier Introduces Bill to Clarify Regulation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Items ($$)
Targeted News Service (subscription) - March 28, 2015

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1517) to "provide greater clarity in the regulation of electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic

Santa Rosa ban on smoking inside attached housing unit nears vote
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - March 28, 2015

For residents of Santa Rosas tallest building, the 14-story Bethlehem Tower, theres been nowhere to hide from secondhand smoke for years. The 159 units of affordable housing for seniors are connected by enclosed hallways and a common ventilation system that means everyone is effectively breathing the same air.

How Big Vaping is misinforming the public about e-cigarettes
Vox Media - March 28, 2015

California is the newest case study in the e-cigarette information wars. On Sunday, California's public health department went live with an awareness campaign about e-cigarettes on a new website, Still Blowing Smoke. By the time of their official launch on Monday, vaping advocates were already on the offensive with a nearly identical site: Not Blowing Smoke.

 

Heflin weighs limits on vaping in public buildings
Anniston Star - March 27, 2015

E-cigarettes, a type of personal vaporizer, uses a battery-powered heating element to heat a liquid containing nicotine and other substances when the user ...

The Canadian E-Cig Industry Is Wildly Unregulated
VICE - March 27, 2015

On October 17, 2014, Flavour Crafters, one of Canada's largest manufacturers of e-cigarette liquids, received a 26-page report from a chemical analysis laboratory in Durham, North Carolina. The report summarized testing performed on Flavour Crafters' line of e-liquids, found one of them to contain a chemical linked to a devastating respiratory disease, and led the London, Ontario, company to rapidly recall 5,000 bottles of Groovy Grape from across Canada. The recall was not the result of Groovy Grape failing to meet the standards set by consumer protection lawsas Canada has no federal and little provincial legislation tailored to govern the production and sale of e-cigarettes and e-liquids.

Wandering Eye: Governments attack e-cigs, of course Ted Cruz likes ...
Baltimore City Paper (blog) - March 27, 2015

The governments of the U.S. and California now have advertising campaigns to scare people away from using electronic cigarettes, even though science continues to confirm the vapor released by the battery-powered nicotine-delivery devices contain such a tiny fraction of the harmful constituents found in tobacco smoke that it is no more damaging than ambient air. The governments' public-relations efforts are in line with those of Big Tobacco, which has started, voluntarily, to put warning labels on e-cig products that make them sound as dangerous as traditional cigarettes, perhaps prompting users to just stay with the cancer sticks. Meanwhile, it appears many consumers are shutting out the noise, doing their own research into what the science is showing, and using e-cigs to quit smoking (like I did, nearly a year ago), while hardly any e-cig users are taking up smoking. A new large-scale U.S. survey, which mirrors the results of a Canadian public opinion poll in December, finds that "nearly one-quarter of those who regularly used e-cigaretttes after regularly using traditional cigarettes no longer regularly use traditional cigarettes," while "less than 2 percent of current regular e-cigarette users report transitioning to current regular use of traditional cigarettes." (Van Smith)

CDC's New Ad Campaign Aims to Help People Quit Smoking
Maine News - March 27, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is launching an ad campaign as the latest strike in a long running media battle between public health authorities and the tobacco industry to sway Americans feelings about cigarettes. The distinct thing about the new ad campaign is that for the first time the ads will also include former e-cigarette users as well. The rise of electronic cigarettes has triggered the message wars between the CDC and Big Tobacco.

CDC's New Anti-Smoking Ads Target E?Cigarettes
Fox Business - March 27, 2015

Even the industry's push to sell health-conscious e-cigarettes, which lets users vape nicotine, is now under fire. The Centers for Disease Control and ...

Are e-cigarettes safer for pregnant women?
CBS News - March 27, 2015

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.

E-Cigarettes: Helping smokers quit or fueling new addiction
WKRC TV Cincinnati - March 27, 2015

The selling point is the clean image e-cigarettes purvey by removing the ... the taxation and legislation restricting tobacco advertising and increasing prices.

E-cigarette research stimulates debate
Science Media Centre (blog) - March 27, 2015

Electronic cigarettes sold in New Zealand are stronger than they used to be, but contain far less harmful toxicants than regular cigarettes, according to a new analysis of leading brands published in the New Zealand Medical Journal. The author of the study, Dr Murray Laugesen, also found discrepancies between labelled and actual nicotine content, prompting a call for better regulation of these products.

America declares war on e-cigarettes. But it's an ideological battle, not a medical one
Spectator.co.uk (blog) - March 27, 2015

Here is the best piece on the subject of e-cigs as a method of harm-reduction. It was written exclusively for Spectator Health by Dr Derek Yach, the man who ...

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children
HealthDay - March 27, 2015

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- 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, according to the review's senior author Dr. Tim McAfee, director of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking and Health. The harm in the animal brains occurs in areas involved in thinking and language development, and short- and long-term memory, he said.

E-cigs a safer bet, research claims
New Zealand Doctor Online - March 27, 2015

E-cigarettes are a safer option than conventional cigarettes because they have less nicotine and toxins per puff, research claims. University of Canterbury ...

Poloncarz to sign law restricting e-cigarettes
Buffalo News - March 27, 2015

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz will sign Friday a local law regulating the use of e-cigarettes in public places. The County Legislature in February approved a local law that bans the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices at all public indoor facilities, except in establishments where the devices and their accoutrements are either being sold to or sampled by prospective users.

Say Anything: Vaping shouldn't be called smoking
The Bowman Extra - March 27, 2015

It isnt currently illegal in North Dakota to sell vaping products to minors, though most retailers wont sell them to kids anyway and doing so almost certainly will be illegal once this session is over. But the relatively non-controversial move toward prohibiting sales to minors has quickly become a proxy battle over whether or not vaping should be lumped in with tobacco use.

Vaping regs appropriate for minors
Yakima Herald-Republic - March 27, 2015

The science isnt in on health risks associated with e-cigarettes, but the state Senate has taken a step to limit access to the increasingly popular product to people under 18. We're glad that the Yakima School District has included electronic smoking/vapor devices in its ban on tobacco products on campus. We know adults will do as ...

Madison considers future restrictions of tobacco, vaping businesses
Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 - March 26, 2015

The city of Madison is considering an ordinance that would restrict the future locations of stores that primarily sell tobacco products and vaping supplies and paraphernalia. …

Smoking declines but e-cig use climbs among teens
SnoValley Star - March 26, 2015

One in five King County high school seniors reported vaping or e-cigarette use, which is double the number that smokes cigarettes. Our kids have far too easy ...

State prison, white crime registry, 'Right to Try' among recent bills ...
St George News - March 26, 2015

House Bill 415, Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes, places state restrictions on the selling or distribution of electronic cigarette products. It allows the Department of Health to determine product quality, nicotine content, and packaging and labeling standards.

Editorial: Failures of the session were collective
Ruidoso News - March 26, 2015

... banned coyote hunting contests, legalized and regulated online ride-sharing companies, prohibited e-cigarette sales to minors, restricted late-term abortions, ... all were defeated.

Capitola weighs banning e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
KSBW The Central Coast - March 26, 2015

Capitola is looking at joining more the 70 other communities in California that have included electronic cigarette regulations in their smoking laws.

Vaping and e-cig regulation bill stalls [VIDEO]
KATV - March 26, 2015

A bill to regulate the electronic cigarette and vaping industry has small business owners and the American Heart Association speaking out against it, many fear this would restrict the way vape shops do business in Arkansas. More than a dozen spoke out against this bill in a House Rules Committee with just a few speaking for it saying it's about public safety, but the opposition saying it would burden small businesses and preempt local control. One of the major concerns we have with this bill is the preemption language that is in this bill, this bill is written by the tobacco industry, said Barbara Kumpe, Government Relations for the American Heart Association.

Texas House committee considers e-cigarette ban for minors
Hillcountrynews - March 26, 2015

A week after the Texas Senate passed a bill to prevent minors from buying electronic cigarettes, House lawmakers on Tuesday considered similar legislation ...

The CDC's Anti-Smoking Ads Now Include E-Cigarettes
Bloomberg News - March 26, 2015

Starting on March 30, the CDC will roll out a $68 million ad campaign designed to help smokers quit. The campaign expands on the CDC's three-year-old "Tips from Former Smokers" series, which enlists real people who've been ravaged by smoking. And for the

Are e-cigs really the lesser of two evils?
Villanovan (subscription) - March 26, 2015

A man who has been smoking for the majority of his life has tried and failed to quit .... action in completely banning e-cigarettes until more research is conducted.

Insufficient evidence supports e-cigarettes as alternative to smoking
helpmeoutDOC News - March 26, 2015

There is not enough evidence to know whether electronic cigarettes help smokers quit or whether they are harmful, according to Australia's expert health…

E-cigs, medical marijuana banned at Muskegon Community College
MLive.com - March 26, 2015

E-cigarettes, along with medical marijuana, have been officially banned at ... While there have been reports of students smoking e-cigarettes in class, there have .

'Vaping' - New Jersey shops cash in on smokeless alternative
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - March 26, 2015

For others, it's considered a safe alternative to smoking. Tobacco is not ... The use of electronic smoking devices is included in New Jersey's indoor smoking ban.

Western Pa. school districts address e-cigarettes
Tribune-Review - March 26, 2015

Superintendent Gary Peiffer said he discussed the possibility of a ban with ... A first offense violation results in a Saturday detention and smoking cessation class.

Editorial: Loophole for e-cigarettes, vaping needs to be closed
The Republic - March 25, 2015

... for the liquids used in electronic cigarettes have advanced in the General Assembly, but significantly, "vaping" would not be added to the state's smoking ban.

Tobacco, e-cigarette sellers urge legislators to drop tax hike from ...
The-News-Leader - March 25, 2015

Columbus -- Businesses that sell tobacco products and e-cigarettes urged state lawmakers March 24 to drop tax hikes and related law changes included in Gov.

E-Cigarettes Under Fire at Legislature
The Putnam County Courier (subscription) - March 25, 2015

E-Cigarettes Under Fire at Legislature ... may be enacting a local law restricting the use of electronic cigarettes in locations where smoking is prohibited. The full ...

Business Owner Reacts After Health District Proposes E-Cigarette ...
KTVN - March 25, 2015

... some of them have even tried the prescription medication to get off smoking ... the FDA or Nevada lawmakers implement new regulations to ban the sale of ...

New bill looks to ban e-cig sales to minors
WZZM - March 25, 2015

He sees e-cigs as a "smoking alternative made up of flavoring, and nicotine is ... this year Michigan will be the only state that has not banned the sale of e-cigs to ...

Walnut Creek To Be Honored For Its Tough Secondhand Smoke ...
Patch.com - March 25, 2015

Concord was the first community in the county to regulate electronic smoking devices like e-cigarettes when it adopted a smokefree downtown policy in 2012.

Dixon leaders clarify leash law, electronic cigarette regulations
TheReporter.Com - March 25, 2015

Dixon dog lovers on Tuesday protested a move they perceived as more stringent on leash-law rules and vocalized a need for more off-leash space to exercise ...

EDITORIAL: State health agency does Big Tobacco's dirty work on e ...
Press-Enterprise - March 25, 2015

On one side stands the mighty California Department of Public Health; on the other, purveyors of a small, unassuming device, the electronic cigarette. The state ...

GCC sides with caution on e-cig ban
The Daily Progress - March 25, 2015

"And whether it's a movement in the right direction, I can't say right now. ... According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, 587 U.S. campuses banned vaping ...

Senate Dems Urge FDA to Finalize Deeming
CSPnet.com - March 25, 2015

"As it stands, e-cigarettes are being aggressively marketed to children, and the use of e-cigarettes by minors has skyrocketed in recent years," the letter reads.

While FDA's proposed e-cigarette rule is pending, FTC mulls ...
Lexology (registration) - March 25, 2015

Ahead of finalizing FDA's tobacco products "deeming" rule, the FTC considers taking enforcement action against e-cigarette firms for violative advertising, ...

Lawmakers OK Bills On Prisons, E-Cigarettes, Guns
Times Record - March 25, 2015

Deborah Ferguson, D-West Memphis, which would ban the use of electronic cigarettes on the campuses of publicly funded colleges and universities in Arkansas ...

Hawaii Considers 80% Tax on E-Cigarettes
CPAPracticeAdvisor.com - March 25, 2015

The new revenue on chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes and other products would go to the financially troubled University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center, ...

VIEWS FROM ELSEWHERE: State should fully address e-cigs
Southernminn.com - March 25, 2015

The Austin City Council was expected to pass a ban on e-cigarettes in public places ... In 2007, the Minnesota Clean Indoor Act banned tobacco use in almost all ... In 2014, the act was amended to include electronic smoking devices - sort of.

Bill would reduce tax on e-cigs
Winston-Salem Journal - March 25, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge and create a vapor that is inhaled.

North Dakota shouldn't treat vaping like smoking
Watchdog.org - March 25, 2015

The statewide ban on public smoking passed by North Dakota voters in 2012 ... Diane Larson, adds "nicotine devices" to the list of products banned for sale to ...

Businesses that sell tobacco, e-cigarettes urge lawmakers to drop ...
Defiance Crescent News (subscription) - March 25, 2015

COLUMBUS -- Businesses that sell tobacco products and e-cigarettes urged state lawmakers Tuesday to drop tax hikes and related law changes included in ...

Bryan Businesses Refuse to Sell E-Cigs to Minors
KAGS News - March 25, 2015

"I think it's the right thing to do to not allow to smoke. ... one of only nine states that doesn't have a state law banning minors from buying or smoking e-cigarettes.

Tobacco checks to include e-cigarettes
Chippewa Herald - March 24, 2015

A man exhales vapor from an e-cigarette in New York. Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could release much more formaldehyde, ...

Texas House committee considers E-cigarette ban for minors
KVIA El Paso - March 24, 2015

A week after the Texas Senate passed a bill to prevent minors from buying electronic cigarettes, House lawmakers on Tuesday considered similar legislation ...

Washoe County health officials say e-cigs should be regulated
Reno Gazette Journal - March 24, 2015

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated like any other tobacco product. That's what Washoe County health officials said in their position statement to Nevada ...

Union Co. Public Schools Increasing E-Cig Enforcement, Awareness
Tristatehomepage.com - March 24, 2015

After handling 42 incidents involving students and electronic cigarettes, Union ... As the popularity of e-cigs grow, so has the issue of kids using and having them ...

Slick new public health campaign targets kid-friendly e-cigarettes
89.3 KPCC - March 24, 2015

Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the ... advertising geared toward youth, which has seen an uptick in e-cigarette use.

Warning after e-cig charger blaze in Appleton
Warrington Guardian - March 24, 2015

"The advice is clear: only use the charger that came with a device and never leave e-cigarettes unattended while charging, especially overnight." The incident is ...

Netherlands puts 18 age limit on electronic cigarettes
Irish Times - March 24, 2015

The normally liberal Netherlands is to place an age limit of 18 on the purchase of electronic cigarettes - and its national institute for public health says it is ...

City e-cigarette ban troubling to nicotine addicts
CBC.ca - March 24, 2015

A city ban on electronic cigarettes is not sitting well with former smokers who use e-cigs to ease themselves away from tobacco. The smokeless cigarettes are ...

Doctors' groups call for tougher regulations, bans on e-cigarettes
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au) - March 24, 2015

Warning that the long-term health impacts of electronic cigarettes are not known, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians has rejected tobacco company claims the devices are able help people quit. The Australian Medical Association and…

Nicotine and the Developing Human: A Neglected Element in the Electronic Cigarette Debate.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) - March 24, 2015

Human and animal data support that nicotine exposure during periods of developmental vulnerability (fetal through adolescent stages) has multiple adverse health consequences, including impaired fetal brain and lung development, and altered development of

Dr. Zorba Paster: E-cigarettes are toxic to kids -- and to our air
Florida Times-Union - March 24, 2015

A recent study shows that e-cigarettes pose a poison threat to toddlers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saw an explosion in calls regarding ...

As e-cigarette sales soar, critics eye regulations
CBS News - March 24, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration expects to publish its much-anticipated regulations for e-cigarettes in June, as the products are surging in popularity. In fact ...

E-Cigarettes May Be Just as Bad as The Real Thing
Men's Journal - March 24, 2015

Two new studies have turned out some scary findings about e-cigarettes. The first one, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, revealed that ...

E-Cigarette Market Offers Explosive Growth Opportunities As Consumers Change Smoking Habits - Company Appoints Well Known Celebrity as Spokesperson
PR Newswire - March 24, 2015

Breathe eCig Corp., a socially responsible e-Cigarette manufacturer, has announced the signing of Nikki Ziering ("Ms. Ziering" or "Nikki") to serve as the company's official spokesperson. In her new role, Ms. Ziering will become the face of the brand, wo

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Virtual Press Office (press release ) March 24, 2015

E-cigarettes rapid growing availability is increasing consumer accessibility as the segment is likely to show continued growth for an alternative choice to ...

E-cigarettes: are they helping or hurting consumers?
Nature World Report - March 24, 2015

According to CNN, E-cigarettes are taking the tobacco industry by storm. A growing number of people are now turning to "vape" instead of smoke, creating a 2.7 ...

Big tobacco says your e-cigarette may kill you
Marketplace - March 24, 2015

What's driving this public health message?

AWC Recognized for Tobacco-Free Campus and Wins Award
Yumanewsnow - March 24, 2015

Yuma, Arizona - Arizona Western College was recognized on February 21 in Tempe, AZ for their Tobacco-Free Campus Policy including no e-cigarettes since ...

California launches campaign against e-cigarettes
San Bernadino County (CA) Sun - March 24, 2015

"This campaign is nothing more than propaganda, with state bureaucrats more concerned with tax revenues than helping 3.6 million Californians quit smoking," said Gregory Conley, president of the New Jersey-based American Vaping Association, which advocate

Bill would impose 80% tax on sales of e-cigarettes as 'disincentive'
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - March 24, 2015

... on snuff, chewing tobacco, small cigars, loose tobacco and electronic cigarettes, with one company saying it would cripple Hawaii's young e-cigarette industry.

IL lawmaker wants to ban e-cigs indoors
KFVS - March 24, 2015

First it was cigarettes, next, it could be electronic cigarettes banned in places ... "They don't want people vaping because they think it is smoking," said Robinson.

Ill-advised vaping proposal smacks of 'crony capitalism'
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - March 24, 2015

Absurdly, the bill even redefines "tobacco product" to include tobacco-free and often nicotine-free e-liquid, while at the same time specifically exempting sealed ...

Here's Why The Louisiana Legislature Shouldn't Raise The ...
The Hayride - March 24, 2015

As prices go up, people seek out alternatives to tobacco cigarettes such as vaping or quitting smoking altogether. With New Orleans enacting smoking bans, ...

This Lynn daughter isn't blowing smoke
Daily Item - March 24, 2015

Brendan Crighton of Lynn, and will focus not only on how easily youth can purchase e-cigarettes, but on how they can become just as addictive as traditional ...

Letter: Thanks Council for restricting e-cigs
Austin Herald - March 24, 2015

I'd like to thank the Austin City Council for voting to protect our workers, families and public from the potential risk of using electronic cigarettes indoors. Very little ...

WCHD: E-cigarettes should be treated like any tobacco product
KRNV My News 4 - March 24, 2015

E?cigarettes are considered electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and are battery?operated devices, often designed to resemble a cigarette, that deliver ...

Health District Releases Recommendations on E-Cigarettes
KTVN - March 24, 2015

On Tuesday, the Washoe County Health District released its position on the use of electronic cigarettes in Nevada.The Health District says it is important to know ...

Officials warn of hookah, e-cigarette health risks
Binghamton University Pipe Dream - March 24, 2015

The study demonstrated that most participants thought a tobacco-free campus was a health priority. This included prohibiting the sale or advertisement of ...

Fighting For The Right To Vape: 7onevape To Host Awareness ...
Bensonhurstbean - March 24, 2015

Though tobacco companies have rolled out their own versions of the e-cigarettes, they have yet to catch up with vape shops offering more compact, cost-efficient ...

New e-cig law means Suffolk County businesses must post warning ...
Newsday - March 24, 2015

Daniel Pettley exhales vapor as he demonstrates the use of his electronic cigarette in Salt Lake City, Aug. 14, 2014. Stores in Suffolk County have 90 days to ...

Tobacco, e-cigarette sellers urge legislators to drop tax hike from ...
Stow Sentry - March 24, 2015

Columbus -- Businesses that sell tobacco products and e-cigarettes urged state lawmakers March 24 to drop tax hikes and related law changes included in Gov.

E-cigarettes more dangerous than guns?
Dallas Morning News (blog) - March 24, 2015

E-cigarettes and the vaping devices they have spawned are battery-powered products that are meant to allow users to inhale water vapor instead of the smoke, ...

House Committee on Public Health hears testimony
KVUE - March 24, 2015

... would allow parents to see how many students at their child's school have opted-out of getting vaccines, and and regulations for cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

Editorial: Herbert should sign Utah's e-cigarette rules
Salt Lake Tribune - March 23, 2015

The bill even won the backing of the state's e-cigarette trade group, the Utah Smoke-Free Association, which found the rules fair and, perhaps more important, ...

Groups Argue Against Vaping Restrictions
CSPnet.com - March 23, 2015

Gary Hebert to veto a bill that would regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes and the e-liquids they vaporize, arguing the measure contains a gift-wrapped ...

Deadline to file bills passes with 6000 filed
Your Houston News - March 23, 2015

Under SB 97, the penalties for violating this rule would be the same as for other tobacco products as vendors could face fines up to $500 for selling e-cigarettes ...

Capitola proposes to ban e-cigarettes at public places
Santa Cruz Sentinel - March 23, 2015

E-cigarette Forum, an online community that supports the industry, contends the products improve the health of those smoke conventional cigarettes, but studies ..

State launches ad campaign against e-cigarettes
89.3 KPCC - March 23, 2015

"It is sending the message to adult smokers all throughout California that if ... Los Angeles and Long Beach are among those that have banned their use in public places. And a bill currently in the state legislature would expand a similar ban ...

AR Tobacco Control asking to enforce e-cig sale laws
KATV - March 23, 2015

It may be illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to minors, but right now there are no laws in Arkansas to allow the Arkansas Tobacco Control to enforce this; ...

Health experts debate the ban or regulation of e-cigarettes
The Standard Daily - March 23, 2015

"In fact, they quit smoking very easily within the first month of the e-cigarette use on average," Farsalinos said. "That's something you don't see with any other ...

ECIG completes 1-for-15 reverse split
MiBiz - March 23, 2015

A Grand Rapids-based maker of electronic cigarettes and other vaping products announced today that it completed a reverse stock split its shareholders ...

California Launches Campaign Against E-Cigarettes
TIME - March 23, 2015

The new ads air just two months after the California Department of Health (CDPH) declared e-cigarettes a public health risk, and warned Californians to stay ...

FDA Must Act on Federal Tobacco Rule
Huffington Post - March 23, 2015

Last Dec. 9, a tragedy took place in upstate New York. Around 4 p.m., emergency personnel were called to a home in the village of Fort Plain because a child was "unresponsive." The 18-month old boy was rushed to the hospital. A little before 6 p.m., he was pronounced dead. The cause of death? The toddler did what toddlers do; he opened a bottle of liquid -- one without a childproof cap -- and swallowed the contents, which happened to be the highly toxic liquid nicotine made for electronic cigarettes.

E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction?
WPTV.com - March 23, 2015

It's a portable piece of technology providing seemingly bottomless access to a drug craved by more than 1 billion people worldwide -- nicotine. That craving is caused by smoking tobacco but is now being increasingly satisfied by e-cigarettes and the trend to "vape" instead of smoke. The selling point is the clean image e-cigarettes purvey by removing the simultaneous exposure to the tar and thousands of chemicals found in the tobacco ...

Big Tobacco Cares? E-Cigarette Warnings for Public Health
The News Ledge - March 23, 2015

Theres a headline no one saw coming. Big tobacco companies are jumping in front of public health officials when it comes to the e-cigarette phenomenon. Are they looking out for the public good? Bottom-line? Or, are the companies just trying to get ahead of the coming e-cigarette regulation. Take the MarkTen electronic cigarette package. Its warning label is 116 words. Granted, e-cigarette packages are bigger than a pack of smokes, but the warnings are decidedly larger than those on traditional packs of cigarettes.

When it comes to e-cigs, Big Tobacco says it's concerned for your health
STLtoday.com - March 23, 2015

There is no required health warning on electronic cigarettes in the United States, so "we had to do what we thought was right," said a spokesman for Altria Client ...

Regulations may put choke hold on growing e-cigarette industry
Kdminer - March 23, 2015

That's what has been on the minds of smokeshop owners and retailers of electronic cigarettes. The popularity of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, has soared ...

E-Cigarette To do or not to do
Times Gazette - March 23, 2015

E-cigarettes came onto the market a decade ago promising a safer nicotine fix. The devices heat nicotine-laced liquid to create an inhalable vapor, rather than ...

Dutch to introduce 18 age limit for electronic cigarettes
DutchNews.nl - March 23, 2015

Junior health minister Martin van Rijn is slapping a minimum age of 18 on electronic cigarettes in an effort to stop youngsters smoking, he told parliament on ...

E-cigarettes have nicotine, other chemicals, FDA says
Taipei Times - March 23, 2015

More than 80 percent of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) tested last year were found to contain nicotine, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said ...

Kelowna considers banning e-cigarettes
Globalnews.ca - March 23, 2015

KELOWNA Kelowna city council is considering banning e-cigarettes in ... The agency has recommended the City expand the definition of smoking in the ...

Doctors' groups call for tougher regulations, bans on e-cigarettes
Herald Sun - March 23, 2015

Warning that the long-term health impacts of electronic cigarettes are not known, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians has rejected tobacco company ...

The rise of e-cigs
Lewistown News-Argus - March 23, 2015

While electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity in Montana and beyond, a wide range of questions have emerged about the use and regulation of the product.

NICHOLS: Committees holding hearings on bills
Lufkin Daily News - March 23, 2015

Last week was the deadline to file bills in the Senate. While approximately 2,000 bills were filed in the Senate and 4,000 bills in the House, not all of those will receive a committee hearing or go to the Senate floor. The upcoming weeks will be filled with committee hearings and passing bills through the Senate to the House. Banning E-Cigarettes. This week, the Senate passed SB 97, by Sen. Juan Hinojosa, which prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. E-cigarettes are battery-powered cartridges which heat up flavored liquid and produce an inhaled nicotine vapor. These products do not contain the tar and carbon monoxide found in regular cigarettes but can contain formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen.

Capitol Dispatch: Lawmakers want higher taxes on paint, electronic smokes
Longview Daily News - March 23, 2015

Gov. Inslee wants to impose a 95 percent tax on electronic cigarettes, citing concerns that new data shows Washingtons eighth and 10th grade students use electronic cigarettes, called vaping, at more than twice the rate they smoke tobacco.

RI Bill Would Ban Indoor Smoking of E-Cigarettes
ecoRI news - March 22, 2015

PROVIDENCE Lisa Ciarlone adjusted a switch on narrow plastic tube, put it between her lips and waited two seconds. I vaped, or did I not just vape? she asked the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare during a March 18 hearing at the Statehouse.

Police explorer sworn in at Springfield meeting
Suburbanite March 22, 2015

An amendment to the township policy manual referring to the use of tobacco and smoking was approved. It prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in township buildings, vehicles and other indoor areas.

James Bond, 007: Vape Connoisseur
moviepilot.com - March 22, 2015

If the producers wanted to update the character for modern times while also staying true to the source material, They could have Bond vape electronic cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes: A growing trend in Green Bay [VIDEO]
Fox11online.com - March 21, 2015

HOWARD Electronic or e-cigarettes and vaping are a growing trend throughout the country and here in the Green Bay area. A group of local businesses that ...

Terry Dwelle: E-cigarette cons currently outweigh the pros
Grand Forks Herald - March 21, 2015

In a recent editorial, the Herald raises interesting points about e-cigarettes and their possible benefits to public health ("E-cigs bring benefits in smoking ... The public has a common assumption that for current smokers, it would be less risky to switch to e-cigarettes versus continuing to smoke conventional cigarettes. The vapor of e-cigarettes is presumed to be less risky than smoke, yet the long-term health risks of e-cigarette vapors for the user and secondhand inhalation of vapors by others have not been defined by current research. In summary, we need more research to fully understand whether e-cigarettes will provide any benefit to public health. As Johnson indicates, public health needs more quit tools that have proven their effectiveness; but e-cigs are not known to be a good tool for this purpose. For now, we support legislation that will treat and regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco, particularly when it comes to minors. We encourage anyone who smokes to contact NDQuits.

Bill to ban e-cigarette sales to minors moves to New Mexico governors desk
KOAT Albuquerque - March 21, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. The New Mexico House and Senate passed a bill banning the sale of e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid containers to minors.

Claremore, Okla. Bans Smoking on City-Owned Land
halfwheel.com - March 21, 2015

Theres a new smoking ban in Claremont, Okla. as earlier this week the city council voted 6-3 in favor of banning the use of all tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vapor devices on city-owned and operated land, which includes parks, playgrounds and golf courses. The ban does not extend to city streets and sidewalks and does not include any fines for violators. The ordinance simply directs law enforcement to issue a warning.

Ocean City, Md. Smoking Ban Starts May 1
halfwheel.com - March 21, 2015

The idea has been in the works for nearly a year, and on May 1 Ocean City, Md. will have a beach smoking ban just in time for tourist season. The ordinance, which passed 5-0, requires smokers or users of vaping devices to stay within 15 feet of the designated areas, which are to be located near the ...

Health board airs concerns on youth smoking
Quad City Times - March 21, 2015

Mills cited studies that show up to one-third of high school students have tried e-cigarettes and said that phone calls to poison control centers for accidental ...

Belmont outlines accomplishments: City Council reviews priorities ...
San Mateo Daily Journal - March 21, 2015

Stone also suggested the city amend its smoking ordinance to include the increasingly popular electronic cigarettes. Lieberman said he wants officials to ...

Madison Looking to Ban Smoking at Beaches and Parks
Patch.com - March 21, 2015

Madison residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on the towns proposed ordinance that would ban smoking at town beaches and parks. The public hearing is 7 p.m. March 23. Madison is proposing to ban cigarettes including e-cigarettes at all town beaches and parks.

Reasonable Doubt: BC's proposed e-cigarette legislation addresses harms that don't exist
Straight.com March 21, 2015

Recently, the provincial government proposed e-cigarette legislation that will see e-cigarettes lumped under the Tobacco Control Act. In addition to limiting how ...

Restrictions on E-Cigarette Use Come Into Force in Estonia
Sputnik International - March 21, 2015

According to the ministry, it is now prohibited to sell tobacco products, such as electronic (e-) cigarettes and herbal smoking blends, to minors, who are also not ...

Health Groups Divided on E-Cigarette Pros and Cons, Agree ...
Modern Readers - March 21, 2015

While the vast majority of health experts and public health authorities remain wholly unconvinced as to the apparent safety of electronic cigarettes, some influential figures are continuing to throw their support behind the devices. This week, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre researcher Konstantinos Farsalinos took to the stage at an Abu Dhabi conference to state quite adamantly that as smoking cessation tools, e-cigarettes are proving to be pricelessly valuable assets from a public health perspective.

Endgame or ENDs game?
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH) - March 21, 2015

The contentious issue of e-cigarettes or ENDs [electronic nicotine delivery systems] was tackled in several sessions at this weeks World Conference on Tobacco or Health. Both panels agreed that combustion of tobacco is an obsolete process, that marketing of these ENDs to young people should be banned, and that more research into the potential harms and public health benefits of e-cigarettes is urgently needed.

Dixon council to consider e-cigarette, leash rules
TheReporter.Com - March 21, 2015

From clarifying a leash law to regulating the sale of electronic cigarettes the same as their tobacco siblings, Dixon leaders on Tuesday have much to discuss.

Redlands City Council to consider regulations on e-cigarettes
Redlands Daily Facts - March 20, 2015

The City Council has started to talk about regulating the sale and use of electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigs still banned in public places
Parkersburg News - March 20, 2015

PARKERSBURG - Although the regulations have been in place for years, some people are unaware of bans prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in public places.

Mars utilizes its snow days
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - March 20, 2015

The Mars Area School District In other action, the board voted to post revised policies on student use of tobacco and discipline both changes adding electronic cigarettes to the list of banned ...

Vapor shops say tobacco tax hikes could hit them hard [AUDIO]
WKSU News March 20, 2015

Gov. John Kasich's budget calls for a 23 percent income tax cut. He is proposing to pay for it with a package of tax increases, including hiking the tax on tobacco products. But the newest segment of the cigarette industry says it could take the hardest hit.

E-cigs linked to brain development problems
MiamiHerald.com - March 20, 2015

Teens and young men are turning to a new addictive product to satisfy their nicotine addiction: electronic cigarettes, a battery-powered vaporizer that comes in candy and fruit flavors. And more than its addictive quality, nicotine poses a long-term risk to the developing brain, particularly the frontal lobes, said Dr. Brandon Korman, chief of neuropsychology at Miami Childrens Hospital. Nicotine changes neuron activity as the brain develops, affecting peoples impulses, problem-solving and planning.

Livingston School Board names new assistant superintendent, bans e-cigarettes on campus
The Advocate - March 20, 2015

In other news, the board unanimously voted to include electronic cigarettes in the school systems tobacco policy. Under a set of revisions, students and employees will now be barred from possessing personal vaporizers and similar devices on school grounds. Wentzel said the policy change is in response to recent state legislation that bans the possession of such devices among minors.

The E-Cigarette Industry is Getting a Lot of Flak in Washington State
Empire State Tribune - March 19, 2015

Washington state administrators are considering forcing a higher tax and additional regulations on the sale of e-cigarettes law; the bills sponsor said on Wednesday would be the hardest in the country.

Hein Signs Law to Strenghthen County's Anti-Smoking Law
Saugerties Post-Star - March 19, 2015

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein signed into law an amendment to the County's current Anti-Smoking Law which is designed to prevent those on Ulster County property from being exposed to potentially harmful smoke and vapors emitted from electronic smoking devices. The law will amend Ulster Countys Anti-Smoking Law of 2008, prohibiting smoking on all real property leased or owned by Ulster County, and will now include the use of all electronic smoking devices in the ban.

Lawmakers pass a bill that could regulate e-cig liquid [VIDEO]
ABC17News.com - March 19, 2015

Representative Sheila Solon said her bill, House bill 531, would require e-cig liquid manufacturers to have child proof packaging.

The e-liquid regulations bill moves on
NUVO Newsweekly - March 19, 2015

Despite the requests of some who testified Wednesday, the Senate Public Policy Committee voted to move a bill to the Senate that would add more regulations to the e-liquid industry.

Letters to the Editor: Right time for a raise?
The News Journal - March 19, 2015

The March 19th edition of the News Journal had the results of a poll asking, Should e-cigarettes be banned from use in the same places regular cigarettes are?

Toxins In Vapor From Electronic Cigarettes Can Travel Far
Medical Research News and Interviews on MedicalResearch.com (blog) - March 19, 2015

That exhaled electronic cigarette vapors contain particles of small size that can travel far distances within buildings and outdoors. They travel much farther than the point where the white cloud exhaled by the user disappears. The size of these particles, less than 1000 nm, will penetrate the alveolar region of a persons lungs. The particles contain flavorings and preservatives that are generally regarded as safe as a food additive. No one knows how safe these chemicals are if they are inhaled.

Bill Would Ban Marketing, Sale Of Electronic Cigarettes To Minors ...
The Consumerist - March 19, 2015

ecig Earlier this month a new study found that it was increasingly easy for teens to purchase e-cigarettes despite a plethora of laws prohibiting the sale of such ...

Toxins In Vapor From Electronic Cigarettes Can Travel Far
Medical Research News and Interviews - March 19, 2015

Dr. Thornburg: RTI wants to improve the human condition by protecting public health from exposure to contaminants. That includes secondhand exposure to ...

Testament's Chuck Billy releases vape pen
Punknews.org (registration) - March 19, 2015

Chuck Billy of Testament has released a Vape Pen. The vape pen is called "The Chief." Billy follows other musicians getting involved in the e-cig game such as ...

Proposed Inverness ordinance bans e-cigarettes in Citrus County ...
Bay News 9 - March 19, 2015

A Bay area city wants to ban the increasingly popular E-cigarettes in county ... "We banned smoking from the building a longtime ago and I just don't think that ...

Palatine Zoning Board OKs E-Cig Business
Journal & Topics Newspapers - March 19, 2015

A month after Palatine councilmen approved an electronic cigarette store to open along Northwest Highway, another proposal to sell the same type of ...

Berkshires Take Look At Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age
WAMC - March 19, 2015

A growing trend to raise the age of tobacco purchasing has made its way to ... companies target younger people through flavored cigars and e-cigarettes.

Targeting predatory e-cigarette sales
Lowell Sun - March 19, 2015

But when it comes to recognizing the potential harmful effects of electronic cigarettes and regulation of their sales, the commonwealth's efforts have amounted to ...

Washtenaw County board approves indoor e-cigarette ban
MLive.com - March 19, 2015

The adding of e-cigarettes to the current Clean Air Indoor Smoking Regulation will ban the vaping products from all county buildings and indoor workplaces in ...

Residents speak against e-cigarette bill
wivb.com - March 19, 2015

It bans the use of the devices where smoking is already banned. ... One resident said, "I urge you to veto this proposed vaping ban, because it protects cigarette ...

Eric Johnson: No data to prove e-cigs reduce smoking
Grand Forks Herald - March 19, 2015

Although there is plenty of speculation, there is no significant data to support a public health benefit of e-cigarettes, and saying they are beneficial is harmful to ...

Editorial - Too soon to crush e-cigarette businesses in state with ...
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - March 18, 2015

Those who use e-cigarettes to quit smoking tobacco products apparently enjoy ... and found my flavor, I was able to quit that day," said Zach McLain, a tobacco ...

Letter: Too little known about e-cigarettes
The Journal News | LoHud.com - March 18, 2015

Your recent article on the counties' banning the indoor use of electronic cigarettes is encouraging news in the world of preventing nicotine addiction.

Pittsford board makes plans at monthly meeting
The Hillsdale Daily News - March 18, 2015

PITTSFORD - "Pittsford Pride" was heavily on display along with several points ... e-cigarettes and vaporizers under the school's current restrictions on tobacco

E-cigarettes banned on Springfield Housing Authority property
wwlp.com - March 18, 2015

(WWLP) - In 2012, the Springfield Housing Authority phased in a ban on ... told 22News employees were complaining about the smoke from the e-cigarettes.

New legislation could hurt e-cigarette biz in Alabama (Video)
Birmingham Business Journal - March 18, 2015

(March 18) Vulcan Vape co-owners Jake Waitzman and Wes McDonald discuss the possibility of new legislation that could raise the price of e-cigarette liquid ...

E-Cigarettes And Workplace Smoking Policies: To Ban Or Not To ...
JD Supra (press release) - March 18, 2015

Woman Smoking With Electronic Cigarette Smoking in the workplace is slowly becoming an antiquated notion. Federal and state laws ban smoking in some ...

E-cigarette proponents denounce health and underage use concerns
The Hill - March 18, 2015

Proponents of electronic cigarettes say vaping is 99 percent safer than smoking combustible cigarettes and denounced health studies that point to an increase in ...

No Using E-Cigarettes in Bars Considered in Delaware
Delmarva Public Radio - March 18, 2015

... legislation to add electronic cigarettes to the state's indoor smoking ban. ... Dakota, Utah and New Jersey, already have banned smoking e-cigarettes indoors.

Kick butts; and e-cigs, too
Thegardenisland.com - March 18, 2015

For those already hooked on smoking, how does it feel knowing that you are just a ... The FDA attempted to ban them, with individual states banning them.

E-Cigarettes and Workplace Smoking Policies: To Ban or Not to Ban ...
The National Law Review - March 18, 2015

However, other local ordinances that have enacted smoking bans that do not ... up to the employer - there is no law that prohibits a workplace from banning ...

Mass. AG seeks ban on sale of e-cigarettes to minors
The Recorder - March 18, 2015

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and ... cigars and chewing tobacco - including banning most sales of e-cigarettes except ... prohibitions to e-cigarettes, including the state's workplace smoking ban.

Businesses on board with e-cigarette regulations
Boston Business Journal (blog) - March 18, 2015

"Most that sell these e-cigarettes do card, don't sell to minors, sell over the counter…even the manufacturers urge the sellers to do that - treat it like a normal ...

Input sought on proposed Washtenaw County ban on e-cigarettes
MLive.com - March 18, 2015

The amendment would add language to the Washtenaw County Clean Air Regulation that would specifically prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in ...

Legislature looks at minors and e-cigs
Jamestown Sun - March 18, 2015

BISMARCK - Two bills being heard at the Legislature this week aim to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors, but the burning issue is whether the ...

Debate over on e-cigs as tobacco products overshadows bills ...
INFORUM - March 18, 2015

E-cigarettes are displayed in a shop in downtown Rome February, 27, 2015. Electronic cigarette firms in Italy say a new levy that doubles the price of e-liquid ...

City goes tobacco-free
Claremore Progress - March 18, 2015

The Claremore City Council engaged in a lengthy debate Monday night about adopting a tobacco-free ordinance for indoor, outdoor, e-cigarettes and ...

Texas Senate passes e-cig restrictions, alternate path to graduation
Your Houston News - March 18, 2015

Among those were a bill to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and another to offer an alternative way to graduation for students that fail a high-stakes test.

Preventing accidental poisonings in Utah, nation
Cache Valley Daily - March 18, 2015

Health officials say that among the newer concerns are e-cigarettes, with their flavored liquid nicotine, and laundry pods, which often have bright colors and can ...

A darker side to e-cigarettes
HeraldNet - March 18, 2015

Smoking e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, has been promoted as an effective way for people to quit cigarettes and other tobacco products, because they ...

Bill for vaping taxes, regulations draws crowd
Columbia Basin Herald - March 17, 2015

OLYMPIA - A bill to put restrictions on electronic cigarettes and tax them at the same 95 percent rate as tobacco products drew a crowd that overflowed several ...

E-cigs now in county policy
Dallas Morning News - March 17, 2015

The Denton City Council banned smoking in many public places, with the notable ... Since then, the council has discussed, but not taken any action on, banning the sale ... see the council taking up the smoking ban again in March or even early April. ... which will once again consider a bill that bans smoking in public places, ...

Waco: City One Step Closer in Banning E-Cigarettes in Public Places
KWTX - March 17, 2015

Burke agreed on banning e-cigs from certain public places, but if the council decides to ban vaping in his shop that's where he will put his foot down. "If they are ...

Student Senate's indoor e-cig ban act is full of hot air
N.C. State University Technician Online - March 17, 2015

The bill's stated aim is "that the use of E-Cigarettes and other smoke and vapor-producing devices be banned in all indoor areas on campus at NCSU."...

St. Charles bans e-cigarettes
KSDK - March 17, 2015

Now smoking will include vaping, or using e-cigarettes. The city council says this is not a health issue and they are not lumping vapors with cigarette users, they ...

Missouri House gives first-round approval to require child proof ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - March 17, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Refillable containers for liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes would have to be child-proof under a Missouri proposal that ...

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey proposes prohibiting ...
MassLive.com - March 17, 2015

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, an anti-smoking advocacy group, 18 states have laws on the books regulating the use of ...

E-Cigarettes Banned at Housing Authority in Springfield
abc40 - March 17, 2015

The Springfield Housing Authority is banning e-cigarettes from their ... "I'm glad they banned smoking cigs in here, but I don't think people are respecting the ban ...

E-cigarettes: Are they safe?
The Recorder - March 17, 2015

The smoker wasn't smoking any old Marlboro, but an e-cigarette or ... A total of 83 cities and towns across the state have banned e-cigarette use where ...

Video & story: The e-liquid regulations bill moves on
The Statehouse File - March 17, 2015

The liquids, often referred to as "e-liquids," are used in vapor pens and are similar to products such as e-cigarettes and hookah pens. Some said they want to ...

Waco: City One Step Closer To Banning E-Cigarettes In Public Places [VIDEO]
KWTX - March 17, 2015

E-cigarette use may soon get a lot more complicated in the city of Waco. The city council is deciding whether to regulate or even ban their use in places where smoking is also banned. The first part of this vote passed at a meeting Tuesday. It has to go through one more to change the current smoking ordinance.

Global E-Cigarette Market Trends Points to Significant Growth in Coming Years - Company Enters JV Partnership to Bring E-Cig Products to Native American Gaming Industry Casinos
PR Newswire - March 17, 2015

Breathe eCig Corp. (OTCQB: BVAP), the electronic cigarette industry innovator and pioneer, announced today an exclusive partnership with Native American Marketing Enterprises. The joint venture will distribute and sell socially and environmentally consci

Breathe eCig Corp. Partners with Native American Marketing Enterprises
PR Newswire - March 17, 2015

The joint venture will distribute and sell socially and environmentally conscious Breathe e-cigarettes to the Native American gaming industry casinos beginning in the second quarter of 2015.

Vapor Hub International Launches New Marketing Campaign
PR Newswire - March 17, 2015

...a new marketing campaign with a prestigious marketing company in the e-cigarette, vaping industry: Vape Capitol. The ongoing strategic marketing campaign is designed to increase brand awareness and exposure for VHUB products using Instagram posts, video ...

Waco City Council to Consider New E-Cigarette Regulations
KCEN-TV - March 17, 2015

The proposed changes to the smoking ordinance would regulate e-cigs just like cigarettes. The rule would prohibit the devices anywhere cigarettes are ...

EDITORIAL: Apply smoking ordinance to e-cigarettes, but wait for ...
Waco Tribune-Herald - March 17, 2015

These "electronic smoking devices" deliver nicotine through vapor rather than ... But before we include these e-cigarettes in any ban as part of a discussed ...

Senate passes bill to prohibit teens from buying e-cigs
Dallas Morning News (blog) - March 17, 2015

AUSTIN - Senators voted 27-3 to bar minors from buying e-cigarettes with three North Texas Republicans, Sens. Konni Burton, Bob Hall and Don Huffines, voting ...

Letters: There's more to consider about banning e-cigs for minors
Corvallis Gazette Times - March 17, 2015

So why ban them? I agree with banning them because it could teach little kids it is OK to smoke, even though it doesn't contain tobacco. It's still teaching them ...

Delphos City Schools BOE approves policy banning E-cigarettes
Delphos Herald - March 17, 2015

"The policies changes were state required," Wolfe said. "New policies (JFCG) will reflect language banning the use of electronic cigarettes on school property."…

Ulster County bans e-cigs on county property with new law
Mid-Hudson News - March 17, 2015

Ulster County bans e-cigs on county property with new law ... last year for public places, but until recently e-cig regulations only banned sale to minors. ... of the people working in the office was smoking an electronic cigarette at the desk," said ...

Local teens urged to spread word to kick butts
Las Cruces Sun-News - March 17, 2015

It's the use of electronic, or e-cigarettes, and flavored tobacco products that's still ... an e-cigarette, but had never smoked a tobacco cigarette tripled, from 79,000…

County to prohibit vaping
DeSoto Times - March 17, 2015

County ordinances have prohibited smoking in county-owned buildings since 1999. ... Under the ordinance, e-cigarettes are banned within 10 feet of doorways of ... language county officials decide to post in order to alert the public to the ban. …

Council bans smoking e-cigs in public places
Austin Herald - March 17, 2015

The Austin City Council passed a ban Monday on smoking electronic cigarettes ... Council members passed a one-year moratorium last April banning the use of ..

Council debates e-cigarettes
SW News Media - March 17, 2015

Do electronic cigarettes come with the same health concerns as traditional cigarettes, and should the City of Jordan impose the same restrictions on electronic ...

Source: AG Regulations Will Ban Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Minors
WBUR - March 17, 2015

... sale and marketing of electronic cigarettes to minors would be banned under new ... E-cigarettes, which offer a nicotine substitute for smokers but do not contain ... for a bill to include electronic cigarettes in the state's workplace smoking ban. ... to those 18 or older, and in some cases banning their use in the workplace.

Letter: Limits needed on youth access to e-cigarettes
The State Journal-Register - March 17, 2015

Ms. Hardy's reporting poses important questions, noting that if teens are using them mostly as a gateway, should they even be smoking e-cigarettes at all?

Delaware bill bans indoor smoking of electronic cigarettes
Philly.com - March 17, 2015

The bipartisan bill filed Tuesday adds electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or digital cigarettes, to Delaware's Clean Indoor Air Act, a 12-year-old law ...

Bill would ban e-cigarettes in bars
The News Journal - March 17, 2015

A lot of people enjoy and want to smoke e-cigs. We are not saying they cannot smoke them, we're just saying they cannot smoke them indoors where they are ...

Sonoma officials seek to limit e-cigarette sales
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - March 16, 2015

Sonoma officials want to snuff out the sale of e-cigarettes within the city limits, ... and other products to minors would prohibit new businesses from selling tobacco ... of certain products, such as e-cigarettes and cheap individual flavored cigars.

Parents, not state, should take charge
Sacramento Bee - March 16, 2015

Studies show that e-cig use is a gateway to traditional smoking. ... to draft an ordinance banning smoke shops from opening within 1,000 feet of schools. ... with whom I spoke, and who has gathered more than 1,200 signatures calling for a ban.

Pooler Council denies vapor shops' request for exemption to ...
Savannah Morning News - March 16, 2015

In fact, Pooler officials relied on the ordinance adopted by Savannah in 2010 when they crafted their own public smoking ban. The Pooler City Council voted ...

Students bringing vape cigarettes to schools
LocalNews8.com - March 16, 2015

Since their initial market introduction, many companies are now advertising the items for smokers and nonsmokers alike. Regular cigarettes are heavily ...

Editorial: Review smoking rules to include e-cigarettes
Daily Journal - March 16, 2015

... for the liquids used in electronic cigarettes have advanced in the General Assembly, but significantly, "vaping" would not be added to the state's smoking ban.

VIDEO: Austin Passes E-Cigarette Ban
KAAL-TV Channel 6 (Austin, MN) - March 16, 2015

Austin became the latest Minnesota city to ban electronic cigarettes from public buildings, after the city council passed a new ordinance at Monday night's meeting. The permanent ban comes nearly a year after the city put a temporary moratorium on using...

Kick Butts Day exerts new leverage against e-cigarettes
Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner - March 16, 2015

...a new generation is being targeted as "replacement smokers" with an untested, unproven, addictive product - e-cigarettes - using the same old tactics, said Kristi Jones, health educator with the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program at the Weber-Morgan …

Vaping tax measure draws lots of opposition
Crosscut - March 16, 2015

An e-cigarette, which looks a little like an actual cigarette, is really just a tube with ... A liquid - either laced with nicotine or nicotine-free, and sometimes flavored ...

State's e-cig rules could become toughest in U.S.
KING5.com - March 16, 2015

Users fear a proposal to regulate and tax e-cigarettes will send them back to smoking traditional cigarettes, while lawmakers say the bill will protect children.

Alcohol, tobacco use down among teens; marijuana, e-cigarettes of concern
Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald - March 16, 2015

The Healthy Youth Survey is taken every two years by students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 in almost 1,000 public schools in Washington....high prevalence of "e-cigarette" use among Washington kids with almost one in five 10th graders saying they'd used …

E-Cigarette Advertising May Boost Tobacco Cravings
University Herald - March 16, 2015

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication found that people who smoke tobacco cigarettes daily and who watched e-cigarette advertisements with someone inhaling or holding an e-cigarette (aka vaping) showed a …

Petition Calls on FDA Commissioner to Finalize a Rule to Help Protect Public Health
PoliticalNews.me (press release) - March 16, 2015

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg along with a petition signed by more than 5,000 Californians urging the agency to finalize a rule to regulate e-cigarettes and protect public health.

Sight Of E-Cigarette Vapor Erodes Resolve In Former Smokers
Tech Times - March 16, 2015

Researchers from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania have found that simply watching e-cigarette ads can make a former smoker fall off the wagon and start smoking again. Current smokers too are also being enticed, making them likelier to reach for a tobacco cigarette during the day after seeing an advertisement.

Why are some gadgets with rechargable batteries exploding? CDP investigates!
Cambridge Network - March 16, 2015

For example, in rechargeable electronic cigarettes, some manufacturers have split the charger electronics between a charger and the battery unit. To charge the product, the user first plugs the battery unit into the charger provided with a special miniature plug, and then plugs the charger into any convenient USB socket. Unfortunately as several manufacturers use the same miniature plug design, the unwary consumer who buys two different but similar products can easily plug the charger from one product into the battery from another. Without realising it, they have created a Frankenstein system that no longer has the essential protection required.

Georgetown legal scholar: E-cigarettes can be regulated now without more research
(e) Science News (press release) (registration) - March 15, 2015

A legal scholar and tobacco control expert says he has developed a research-based roadmap that allows for the immediate regulation of e-cigarettes. Writing in the March issue of Food and Drug Law Journal, Eric N. Lindblom, JD, senior scholar at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, says his proposal would minimize the threats e-cigarettes pose to public health while still enabling them potentially help reduce smoking. "This approach could help to heal the current split in the public health community over e-cigarettes by addressing the concerns of both sides," Lindblom says. In "Effectively Regulating E-Cigarettes and Their Advertising -- And the First Amendment," Lindblom writes, "Because e-cigarette use, by itself, is neither beneficial nor benign to users and nonusers, the only public health justification for allowing their marketing would be if doing so would help smokers quit completely or provide them with a less harmful way to obtain the nicotine they crave, without causing any offsetting public health harms." ...

Deadline for new bills passes; focus is on legislature
KXAN.com - March 16, 2015

The list of bills includes a ban on e-cigarette sales to minors. Another would allow high school students to graduate, going on to college or careers, without ...

Liquid nicotine from e-cigarettes a growing danger to children: Guest column
NJ.com - March 16, 2015

As part of National Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21), the New Jersey Department of Health is working to raise awareness of the serious health risk, particularly to young children, of liquid nicotine commonly used in e-cigarettes. With the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, accidental exposure to liquid nicotine by children has become a serious public health concern.

Anti-smokers can't handle the truth about e-cigarettes
The Missoulian - March 16, 2015

Just because e-cigarettes have a name in common with tobacco cigarettes, smoking one is not the same as smoking another. Everyone knows this but could ...

Austin city officials to vote on e-cigarette ban
Minnesota Public Radio News - March 16, 2015

The city of Austin, Minn., is the latest to consider a ban on the public use of electronic cigarettes. Austin city officials will vote Monday night on an ordinance that would ban e-cigarettes from places where smoking is already prohibited.

Our Opinion: State should fully address e-cigs
Austin Herald - March 16, 2015

The Austin City Council is expected to pass a ban on e-cigarettes in public places tonight, but it shouldn't have to. The council voted 4-3 on March 2 for the ban, ...

Council expected to pass e-cig ban Monday
Austin Herald - March 16, 2015

The Austin City Council will likely pass a ban on smoking e-cigarettes in public ... Council members passed a one-year moratorium last April banning the use of ...

Health initiative in Kentucky yields progress
State-Journal.com - March 16, 2015

Beshear last year to expand the prohibition of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes in executive branch buildings. The action makes Kentucky one of only five ...

Secondhand vapor: E-cigarettes spark new debate as popularity grows
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - March 16, 2015

A debate about electronic cigarettes centers around whether theyre a gateway to or an escape route from conventional cigarette smoking. This spring a debate about e-cigarettes is taking place in Juneau, where a bill in the Legislature would ban using the devices in places that now ban conventional cigarette smoking including grocery stores, public transportation and University campuses.

Study: more kids using electronic cigarettes than regular ones [VIDEO]
kwwl.com - March 15, 2015

More kids in Iowa are using electronic cigarettes than traditional ones. That's according to the annual Iowa Youth Survey from the Iowa Department of Public Health. This is the first year the survey asked kids about electronic cigarettes.

OUR OPINION: E-cigs bring benefits in smoking reduction
Grand Forks Herald - March 15, 2015

And many regulators, including the FDA, want to treat vaping like smoking. But vaping isn't smoking. Nor is vaping -- inhaling the nicotine-laced vapors of e-cigarettes -- akin to tobacco use; simply put, e-cigs don't contain any tobacco.

Doctors argue B.C. e-cigarette ban doesn't go far enough
MetroNews Canada - March 15, 2015

As B.C. moves to ban e-cigarettes from wherever smoking is banned, a group ... The group requests the province ban tobacco sales from pharmacies

E-cigarettes: Help or harm?
Chippewa Herald - March 15, 2015

Data is inconclusive in regard to the safety of E-cigarette (also known as E-cigs) use. With E-cigs becoming ever more popular, now with four million users half of them women and a growing population of youth more research is needed to determine long-term effects.

Letter - Proposed tax on e-cigarettes is too high
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - March 15, 2015

I am writing to protest the proposed tax on electronic cigarettes. I am not against taxing electronic cigarette products, but according to HB 1645, section 202, they are proposing a tax of 95 percent of the taxable sales price.

Pierce County youth smoking, drinking less; using e-cigs, marijuana ...
The Suburban Times - March 15, 2015

While Pierce County youth are smoking and drinking less, they are reaching for alternatives like e-cigarettes and marijuana more frequently. According to the states 2014 Healthy Youth Survey data released today, e-cigarette use is now at a rate similar to marijuana use among Pierce County 10th graders. One in five are using these substancesdouble the number who smoke cigarettes.These days, stores on every street corner are advertising and selling e-cigarettes and e-juice, and marijuana dispensaries are prevalent, said Director of Health Anthony L-T Chen, MD, MPH. The stores and manufacturers want youth to think that these products are cool and safe. They are not, he said.

Waco council to crack down on public e-cigarette use
Waco Tribune-Herald - March 15, 2015

Waco City Council on Tuesday is set to take its first step in regulating e-cigarettes, banning vaping in places where smoking is barred. The council will vote on whether to prohibit electronic smoking devices in most enclosed public spaces, including schools, buses, institutions, theaters, stores and food establishments.

Valley Views: Dutchess Board of Health cites dangers in e-cigarettes
Poughkeepsie Journal - March 14, 2015

Beginning about 60 years ago, our federal government took a strong step toward curbing the dangers that smoking posed to our families and children. Since then, our country has seen enormous decreases in the rates of smoking among the general population and among minors. New York has also taken the lead in helping to reduce the dangers of second-hand smoking by prohibiting smoking in enclosed public spaces. Pregnant mothers no longer have to worry for their infant's health when a stranger lights up on the bus and non-smoking families no longer have to worry about other patrons ruining a Saturday night meal at a restaurant.

Asheville bans e-cigs based on complaints from bus riders
Digital Journal - March 14, 2015

Asheville, North Carolina, has banned all electronic cigarettes from parks, greenways, city buses and in public facilities, such as the airport and the Arts and Science Center, as the result of a 7-0 city council vote.

E-cigarettes, marijuana edibles topic of forum
The Columbian - March 14, 2015

Coalition of Clark County is hosting a community meeting about electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and edible marijuana. The meeting is 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at ...

Compliance checks to include e-cigarettes
Fond du Lac Reporter - March 14, 2015

Tobacco compliance checks at Fond du Lac County retailers are expanding to include e-cigarettes.

It's a wrap: Editorials for the week of March 8-14
Austin American-Statesman - March 14, 2015

Amy Ridenour, chairwoman of the National Center for Public Policy Research, disagreed. If bureaucratic buttinskies would back off, she wrote, e-cigarettes could ...

Arkansas House OKs Bills On School Waivers, Agency Rules ...
Times Record - March 14, 2015

House members also approved bills to give the Legislature authority to approve or disapprove rules proposed by state agencies, allow early enrollment in kindergarten and ban e-cigarettes on college campuses. The House voted 58-18 to approve HB 1722, by Rep. Deborah Ferguson, D-West Memphis, which would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes on the campuses of public colleges and universities. Ferguson said the bill would add e-cigarettes to the existing law banning tobacco cigarettes on college campuses. No one spoke against the bill, which goes to the Senate.

Compromise reached on e-cig legislation
Peoria Journal Star - March 13, 2015

SPRINGFIELD The author of a bill to ban the indoor use of electronic cigarettes said Friday that she does not want the restrictions to be as far reaching as originally proposed. Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, in February filed House Bill 2404, which would have prohibited indoor e-cigarette use, or vaping, similar to other forms of tobacco. She said she plans to amend the bill by March 20 to limit the ban to inside school buildings, on school grounds and inside state-owned facilities. Willis said she heard from thousands of individuals after she proposed the legislation. She consulted with e-cigarette users, business owners and health care professionals and decided the amended version would be the right compromise. Until we get the final ruling of what's in the byproduct of electronic cigarettes, it's becoming a very difficult fight to fight, Willis said. That doesn't mean I'm not up to it, but everybody agrees that electronic cigarettes are a better alternative than regular cigarettes, and we don't want to discourage people from going and using electronic cigarettes.

Conn. Woman Claims Underage Kids Used Her Address To Buy Banned E-Cigarettes
CBS Local - March 13, 2015

In Darien, Conn., some underage children believe they may have found a way to get their hands on outlawed e-cigarettes. One woman in Darien said she has been receiving packages from e-cigarette vaping companies that she herself didnt order, containing vaping juice that powers the e-cigarettes. She suspects high school friends of her son may be using her address to mail the paraphernalia.

Federal report calls for regulation of e-cigarettes
CMAJ - March 13, 2015

Electronic cigarettes could come under stringent federal regulations if Parliament accepts recommendations in a report from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health. The report, Vaping: Towards a regulatory framework for e-cigarettes, tabled in Parliament on Mar. 10, contains 14 recommendations based on testimonies from more than 30 experts and stakeholders.

Vaping in e-cigarette ads 'may encourage tobacco smoking'
Medical News Today - March 13, 2015

For many current smokers - and even former smokers - seeing others puffing on a cigarette can make it hard to resist lighting up. Television advertisements for ...

Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040
Medical Xpress - March 13, 2015

Leading public health researchers today call for the sale of tobacco to be .... from second-hand smoke and banning all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion, ...

College students found at risk for e-cigarette use
Buffalo News - March 13, 2015

College students who use tobacco products, marijuana and/or binge drink are more likely to use electronic cigarettes, according to results of a survey conducted by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo. These notable results found that many college students use e-cigarettes as part of a mix of health-risk behaviors, including alcohol and marijuana, Dr. Martin ...

Can E-Cigarettes Help Me Quit Smoking?
Newsmax - March 13, 2015

E-cigarettes are basically delivering nicotine to you in a different fashion from smoking cigarettes. At first blush, they seem safer than smoking the tars and ...

Vaporizer Distributor Offers More than Just Alternative to Smoking on Corporate Revivew
Press Release Rocket - March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015 Boca Raton, FL The popular business television program Corporate Review turns its focus onto a successful distributor of personal vaporizers, also known as e-cigarettes, in its latest episode. Series host Jackie Bales interviews Aaron Pederson, co-founder and President of Marketing for E-Gains Distributing, LLC, about the companys products and charitable efforts. Tune in to watch the E-Gains Distributing segment on Bloomberg Television (as pd. prog) on March 14, 2015 at 5:30pm EST. Check your local listings for airtimes. ...

Our Opinion: Some progress on ecigarettes
South Bend Tribune - March 13, 2015

Despite the urging of health advocates and Attorney General Greg Zoeller, proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes in the Indiana General Assembly stop short of including vaping in the states smoking ban. And earlier efforts to tax e-cigarettes also endorsed by Zoeller failed to advance.

City smoking debate continues
Morehead News - March 13, 2015

Morehead City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance on Monday that would amend the definition of smoking to include electronic smoking devices. I would like to make more business for this town and bring something new for college students and other people because theres really nothing like this nearby, said Alhaw. He proposed installing a $15,000 filtration system to clean contaminated air inside the proposed lounge.

E-Cigarettes Restricted on Fort Meade
Military.com - March 13, 2015

The garrison has updated the Army's regulation regarding the prohibition of the use of tobacco products to include a command policy that addresses e-cigarettes.

Child Poison Warning Issued on Liquid Nicotine
Cape May County Herald (press release) - March 13, 2015

As part of National Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21), the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is working to raise awareness of the serious health risk, particularly to young children, of liquid nicotine commonly used in e-cigarettes. With the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, accidental exposure to liquid nicotine by children has become a serious public health concern.

City takes a sensible step on e-cigarettes
Asheville Citizen-Times - March 13, 2015

E-cigarettes use a mechanical heating element, battery or electronic circuit to heat and vaporize a liquid solution in a cartridge usually containing nicotine. Does this means they are less addictive than conventional cigarettes? Are their emissions safe for others to breathe?

The Utah State Legislature is over; Here's what lawmakers did to your life [VIDEO]
fox13now.com - March 13, 2015

The legislature passed a bill that imposes more regulations on the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping devices.

Vaping rises among Clark County youth
The Columbian - March 13, 2015

Nearly a quarter of high school seniors in Clark County are using electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices more than any other nicotine delivery method, according to the recently released 2014 Healthy Youth Survey.

King County teen e-cigarette use is on the rise, but fewer smoke ...
Bothell/Kenmore Reporter - March 13, 2015

However, e-cigarettes use among youth is increasing. ... Our kids have far too easy access to e-cigarettes, and may not realize that e-cigarettes pose a danger ...

E-cig packaging, warning-label bill introduced
Winston-Salem Journal - March 12, 2015

Mandating child-resistant packaging and warning labels on liquids used with electronic cigarette vaporizers is the logical next step in reducing potential public health harm from the devices, said a sponsor of a legislative bill introduced Thursday.

Secondhand E-Cig Vapor Can Penetrate Paint. What Does That Mean For Your Lungs?
Yahoo Health - March 12, 2015

The aerosol particles emitted from vaping are so tiny they can actually seep through paint on walls the pores in the paint would look like Swiss cheese in comparison to the particle size. The emissions from e-cigarettes are just water vapor, right? Wrong.

BLR poll: Only one-third of companies address 'vaping' in smoking policies
HR.BLR.com - March 12, 2015

According to a recent BLR poll, only one-third of respondents (33 percent) reported that they address the use of electronic smoking products, known as vaping, in their companies smoking policies.

Study shows electronic cigarette vapors contain toxins and have the potential to be a public health concern
PR Newswire - March 12, 2015

...nonprofit research organization RTI International released a new research paper "Exhaled Electronic Cigarette Emissions: What's Your Secondhand Exposure?," that explores the composition of e-cigarette vapor and the potential health impacts of secondhand ...

Calm Before Tobacco Storm in Sacramento
Kitsap Sun - March 12, 2015

AB 768, by Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), would prohibit the use of all tobacco products -- including chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes -- at all baseball venues ...

Should E-Cigarettes Be Added To Smoking Ban?
CT Newsjunkie - March 12, 2015

A bill that would include electronic cigarettes in the state's smoking ban is garnering ... Smoking also is banned in school buildings while school is in session or ... and close a loophole in the smoking ban" by banning the use of e-cigarettes in ...

Ethics Board clears Kanuha, sets sights on Tobacco-Free Coalition
West Hawaii Today - March 12, 2015

One raised the age to purchase cigarettes, tobacco products and e-cigarettes, even those containing no nicotine, from 18 to 21. The other bans e-cigarettes ...

Missouri lawmakers look to child-proof e-cigarettes
Houston Herald - March 12, 2015

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Missouri lawmakers look to child-proof e-cigarettes. Story · Comments · Image (2). Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default ...

Two Views: Pair of bills tightens rules on e-cigs
Portland Tribune - March 12, 2015

... enacted public smoking bans was to combat the harm caused by secondhand smoke. ... "We need clear, unambiguous messages to smokers about the safety and ... bill that also would have prohibited vaping where smoking is banned. ... of HB 2918 and SB 797, both of which would ban sales of vapor products to minors ...

Arlington man files suit over exploding e-cig battery
WFAA - March 12, 2015

ARLINGTON - There is still debate about the health effects linked to electronic cigarettes sold in stores like Vixen Vapors . But David and Shaye Powell say ...

Arlington Man Sets Crotch On Fire, Sues Vape Shop Over Exploding ...
CBS Local - March 12, 2015

PANTEGO (CBSDFW.COM) - The pain may be gone, but the scars and troubles still linger for an Arlington man burned by an exploding ...

Utah Legislature right to regulate e-cigarettes
The Herald Journal - March 11, 2015

Mark Twain once remarked that he knew giving up smoking is easy because he had .... lengthy list of communities around the country that have banned them entirely. ... tightening restrictions on, if not outright banning, these relatively new devices. .... ARTICLE: Logan Municipal Council bans e-cigarettes from outdoor public ...

Putnam Considers Banning E-Cigarettes Indoors
The Daily Voice - March 11, 2015

The new laws could closely mirror those proposed in Westchester which would not only tighten restrictions on where e-cigarette users can "smoke," it would ...

Dixon City Council votes against online gaming, for e-cigarette ...
TheReporter.Com - March 11, 2015

Dixon has spoken and it says no to internet cafe gaming and yes to regulating electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) the same as tobacco cigarettes.

No Vape Zone: SF Hasn't Waited for Science to Declare War Against ...
SF Weekly - March 11, 2015

Leno's office contends that the bill doesn't touch medical marijuana use at all since current state law already bans cannabis smoking where tobacco smoking is ...

Senate Dems urge HHS to give FDA authority to regulate e-cigarettes
The Hill - March 11, 2015

"As it stands, e-cigarettes are being aggressively marketed to children and the use of e-cigarettes by minors has skyrocketed in recent years," the letter said.

Arlington man sues after being burned by e-cigarette battery
Fort Worth Star Telegram - March 11, 2015

E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, are battery-operated devices that look like real cigarettes. They are built around a heating element, a cartridge that contains ...

How Will E-Cigarette Regulation Impact The Tobacco Industry?
Trefis - March 11, 2015

In the long term, tobacco companies are banking on e-cigarettes to provide a boost. However, recent proposed regulations, as well as reports on the health ...

Healthy Schools grant applications open through April 10 | Tacoma ...
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald - March 11, 2015

And preliminary results from the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey show an alarming increase in adolescent use of electronic cigarettes. Direct questions about the ...

Electronic cigarette, vapor shops growing in popularity in Spring ...
Community Impact Newspaper - March 11, 2015

Vapor shops and stores carrying e-cigarettes have proliferated in Spring in the past year. Local shop owners said the popularity of these shops has risen due in ...

Council snuffs e-cig ban effort
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - March 11, 2015

Councilors snuffed out efforts to ban the use of electronic cigarettes and other ... to amend an ordinance passed in October that bans smoking on city property. ... the ban for tobacco products, but they balked when it came to banning the use of ...

Westchester Considers Banning E-Cigarettes Indoors
The Daily Voice - March 11, 2015

Westchester County is considering a ban on using e-cigarettes indoors. …

Ken Braun: From super-sizes to e-cigarettes, health puritans are ...
MLive.com - March 11, 2015

Second hand e-cig "smoke" is no more harmful than the bacteria-infested hot air ... Snyder vetoed a reasonable 2014 bill that would ban e-cig sales to minors.

Michigan e-cigarette firm stakes its future on 'vaping'
MLive.com - March 11, 2015

West Michigan-based Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG) is hoping to gain a foothold in the growing global market for electronic cigarettes.

Medical marijuana dispensaries, homeless rights, e-cigarette bans ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - March 11, 2015

NO SMOKING - Minors under age 21 wouldn't be allowed to smoke traditional ... and electronic cigarettes would be banned in condominiums and on public ... A proposal passed by the House would ban electronic cigarettes everywhere that ...

Students face tougher text policy
KeysNews.com (registration) - March 11, 2015

Florida Keys students face more restrictions when it comes to tapping on ... vaporizers and "any other substitute forms of cigarettes...or other smoking devices."…

Breckenridge tightens public smoking rules, includes e-cigarettes
The Denver Post - March 11, 2015

A variety of batteries and atomizers for e-cigarettes are on display. Breckenridge has prohibited e-cigarettes where public smoking is banned. (Denver Post file).

Council looks at smoke shop operations
Hanford Sentinel - March 11, 2015

There is also a question regarding the long-term health impact of e-cigarettes. The moratorium will be followed by a public hearing where the council has the ..

Supervisors Ban E-Cigarettes In Placer County Buildings And Vehicles
CBS Local - March 10, 2015

He believes E-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to smoking. "They see it ... The county now joins 75 other counties and cities placing bans on E-cigarettes.

County to address e-cigs in policy
Denton Record Chronicle - March 10, 2015

Denton County commissioners will take another week to decide how vaping and e-cigarettes relate to the county's smoking policy. Human resources director ...

Utah legislators pass regulation on e-cigarettes, ban on tattoos for ...
KSL.com - March 10, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY - A fix to the Count My Vote compromise, the regulation of e-cigarettes and a ban on tattoos for minors under 14 - these are just a few of the ...

Exploding E-Cig was like a Bullet
FOX 11 Los Angeles - March 10, 2015

In the last month, three e-cigarette smokers in Southern California have been stunned when their vapor cigarettes blew up. Some think the problem may have ...

Santa Ana-based Propaganda E-Liquid Celebrates 1-Year ...
Business Wire (press release) - March 10, 2015

Propaganda creates and distributes flavored liquids for e-cigarettes to nearly 500 ... e-cigarette convention (they'll travel next to Vape Summit 2015 in Las Vegas in ... multiple marketing materials: posters, full-page flavor menus, POP displays, ...

Committee to hear bill regulating e-cigarettes
KTUU.com - March 10, 2015

A state House committee is scheduled to take testimony on a bill that would ban the smoking of electronic cigarettes in places where smoking currently is ...

Tuscaloosa County Schools ban electronic cigarettes
AL.com - March 10, 2015

All electronic cigarettes and medically non-prescribed vaporizers are now banned at Tuscaloosa County Schools. The Board of Education ratified the changes to ...

E-cigarette lodges into ceiling after exploding in Calif. man's hands
WPVI-TV - March 10, 2015

A Santa Ana man was smoking an e-cigarette in his bedroom, when the device exploded in his hands and lodged in the ceiling on Monday, March 9, 2015.

Vapor Hub International Opening New Luxurious Vaping Lounge in ...
CNNMoney - March 10, 2015

"If you drive through any size town or city in America today you will see establishments advertising themselves as locations to enjoy e-cigarettes and vaping.

NACA students hope to ban cigarette smoking in Flagstaff parks
Navajo-Hopi Observer - March 10, 2015

If some high school students with a Native American for Community Action (NACA) youth program have their way, Flagstaff parks could be tobacco free, which ...

For man vaping on Metro, only etiquette laws were broken
The Washington Post - March 10, 2015

D.C. transit riders: Definitely don't smoke marijuana out of any device on the Metro. Don't smoke cigarettes. And smoking an e-cigarette on the Metro is bad etiquette, but, well, it won't land you behind bars.

LETTERS: Second Amendment a real life-saver
Las Vegas Review-Journal - March 10, 2015

The editorial concerning e-cigarettes was completely misleading and certainly not ... e-cigarette use, including control over indoor use, regulating advertising to ...

Counties consider banning indoor e-cigarette use
The Journal News | LoHud.com - March 10, 2015

Doyen dabbles in e-cigarettes, she said, although she still prefers tobacco. ... and that allowing e-cigarettes indoors sends mixed messages as lawmakers look ...

City set to ban e-cigarettes
Asheville Citizen-Times - March 10, 2015

ASHEVILLE - The city is set to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on buses and in city facilities, including parks and the U.S. Cellular Center.

County adopts ban on e-cig sales to minors
Portland Tribune - March 10, 2015

And vaping won't be allowed in workplaces where smoking is prohibited. "My primary concern is protecting kids from exposure to these products,'' Chairwoman ...

House passes bill to regulate e-cigarettes
Salt Lake Tribune - March 9, 2015

Businesses would have to get a license to sell electronic cigarettes and new labeling requirements would be imposed on the nicotine liquid vaporized in the ...

News Briefs: March 6 to 12, 2015
South Charlotte Weekly - March 9, 2015

... parks - will be declared "tobacco-free," per a Mecklenburg County ordinance. "Smoke-free" is defined as "no smoking or combustible products, such as ...

ABSS makes it official, E-cigarettes banned
Burlington Times News - March 9, 2015

They are sometimes seen as a way to quit smoking, though it is far from clear how effective and safe they are. E-cigarettes do not seem to be a big problem in ...

Washtenaw Looks to Add E-Cigarettes to Indoor Smoking Ban
WDET - March 9, 2015

Washtenaw County is holding a public hearing next week to listen to residents about whether e-cigarettes should be added to an indoor smoking ban. Sharon.

Electronic cigarette bill moves forward
WTHI - March 9, 2015

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Selling electronic cigarettes or e-cigs, and e-liquids is a very common thing for Grant Ford. He says more and more people are ...

E-cigarettes: Some communities ban them, but others are less ...
TCPalm - March 9, 2015

E-cigarettes: Some communities ban them, but others are less willing to act. Nicole Rodriguez. 2:58 PM, Mar 9, 2015. 5 hours ago. shaping our future. "It helped ...

E-cigarettes, tobacco cessation, and the role of HCPs
ModernMedicine - March 9, 2015

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are novel products that are changing the landscape of nicotine addiction. Also known as electronic nicotine delivery system, ...

E-cigs get latitude on ads - which troubles some
Philly.com - March 9, 2015

The commercial shows a leggy, high-heeled blonde blowing Flavor Vapes e-cigarette vapor into a baby carriage as the words SAVE HUMANITY materialize in the mist. The punch line appears in her next exhalation: START VAPING.

No e-cigs at clinics
Coos Bay World - March 9, 2015

The North Bend Medical Center in Coos and Curry counties will launch new tobacco restrictions beginning May 1. The new policies will prohibit cigarettes and all other smoking products, including e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery products, from being used on properties owned and operated by North Bend Medical Center.

Five steps on the path to a nanny state?
Washington Post - March 9, 2015

E-cigarette ban: Also this month, the council unanimously approved a bill sponsored by Nancy Floreen (D-At Large) that forbids the use of electronic cigarettes any place where conventional tobacco smoking is not allowed. It is the first such ban passed in the Washington area. ...

Liquid nicotine needs stricter regulation, state says
Indiana Daily Student - March 9, 2015

A pair of identical bills, Senate Bill 539 and House Bill 1432, have been introduced to the Indiana General Assembly this legislative session that will add a number of regulations to the e-cigarette industry, specifically focusing on the production and distribution of e-liquids. ...

Sulphur Council to introduce wider smoking prohibition ordinance
Sulphur Southwest Daily News - March 8, 2015

The Sulphur City Council is expected to introduce - at its meeting Monday, March 9 - an ordinance to replace the citys existing Smoke Free Air ordinance with one that prohibits smoking on a much larger scale throughout the city. The proposed ordinance includes exhaling, burning or carrying any heated cigar, cigarette pipe or other heated tobacco or plant product intended for inhalation as well as e-cigarettes which create a vapor in any manner in its definition of smoking.

Pros: Ecigs and Hookah Pens
The Roundup News - March 8, 2015

Smoking tobacco is a bad influence on people, especially when they start at a young age. Tobacco can cause so many issues all over your body. It can start damage in areas such as the heart, lung, vision, blood cells and so on. Its disturbing to see young people smoking because tobacco is effecting in many different ways.

Sarah Milov / FDA should do its job, regulate an addictive poison
Press of Atlantic City - March 8, 2015

In 2014, the Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year was "vape." The FDA should take a hint from the OED and write its own definition of e-cigarettes - a ...

Amy Ridenour / E-cigarettes could save lives
Press of Atlantic City - March 8, 2015

People could replace their tobacco cigarettes with e-cigarettes; switch out smoke and carcinogens with water vapor and the horrible smell with no smell at all - or ...

Merkley Meets with FDA Leader and Urges Action on Tobacco Regulation
PoliticalNews.me (press release) - March 8, 2015

Washington, DC Senator Jeff Merkley, joined by Senators Blumenthal (D-CT) and Markey (D-MA), met with the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products to urge the agency to finalize its plan for regulating tobacco products. During todays meeting, Senator Merkley also asked for the FDA to strengthen the proposed rules to address flavorings and marketing clearly designed to attract children and to mandate child-proof packaging of liquid nicotine.

CSP Tobacco: A Vaping 101 Glossary
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet) - March, 2015

Is it a product used by consumers to get their nicotine f x via vaporization (vs. combustion)? Then its part of the e-vapor category. Also Goes By: Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) ...

Industry is smoking mad over proposed e-cig tax in Ohio
Crain's Cleveland Business - March 8, 2015

It's not the oil and gas severance tax or even the proposed increase in the state sales tax that has her concerned, though. It's a proposed new tax on e-cigarettes ...

County plans review of e-cigarette loopholes
Olean Times Herald - March 8, 2015

Cattaraugus County was in the forefront when it came to regulating electronic cigarettes. The Cattaraugus County Legislature passed a local law regulating the use of e-cigarettes, or e-cigs, in 2011. It prohibited the sale of e-cigs to those under age 18 and prohibited their use in the same areas where tobacco smoking was banned. Now, thanks to a new state law, the use of e-cigs is prohibited in public places statewide, just as smoking tobacco is banned. However, Cattaraugus County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kevin Watkins sees a few possible loopholes in the local law on electronic cigarettes …

Legislators to consider several education initiatives
Austin Herald - March 8, 2015

... Making e-cigarettes fully part of the states Clean Indoor Air Act. Both Poppe and Sparks say lawmakers will look to cities and municipalities to pass e-cigarette ordinances on their own. ...

Public hearing set for county-wide indoor e-cigarette ban
MLive.com - March 8, 2015

Washtenaw County residents will get a chance to share their feelings on a proposal to add e-cigarettes to the county's indoor smoking ban. The board of commissioners has set a public hearing for March 18 after passing a resolution out of the Ways and Means Committee that would add all electronic smoking devices to the existing regulation.

Quick Takes: Newly Proposed Legislation in California
The UCSD Guardian Online - March 8, 2015

SB 151 and SB 140 Are Well-Intentioned, But Will Backfire on Lawmakers As the war wages on against tobacco products and their negative health consequences, California is attempting to pass two new state senate bills regarding cigarette/e-cigarette consumption. One of the bills, SB 140, bans the use of e-cigarettes in public areas. The other, SB 151 makes it illegal to sell cigarettes to anyone below age 21. Although stopping the perpetuation of cigarette use among young people is important, these bills may do more harm than good.

Vaping in Placer County buildings could be banned
Auburn Journal - March 8, 2015

Placer County is moving toward banning vaping with electronic cigarettes in its buildings. The decision on vaping could come Tuesday, when the Board of Supervisors hears a staff report and request to designate county-owned or leased buildings as well as Placer County vehicles as off-limits to e-cigarette use.

Online gambling, e-cigarette issues revisited in Dixon
TheReporter.Com - March 7, 2015

Emergency bans on online gambling and electronic cigarettes may have been voted down in Dixon, but the subject matter is far from dead.

A little bit of courtesy goes a long way
San Luis Obispo Tribune - March 7, 2015

I don't doubt that electronic cigarettes are a lesser evil than the real thing, but that's not a good enough reason to allow users to vape in public places. I also don't ...

HEMET: Council likely to ban smoking in parks
Press-Enterprise - March 7, 2015

Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, would be banned in Hemet parks under an ordinance the City Council is expected to approve Tuesday.

EDITORIAL: Our view: Clear the air over e-cigarettes
Muncie Star-Press - March 7, 2015

Vaping among teens is the newest fad to come down the pipeline, and one that carries a potential health risk that state and federal policymakers are only now beginning to address.

Springfield officials amend smoking policy
Akron Leader Publications - March 6, 2015

Springfield officials are snuffing out the increasing use of electronic cigarettes, at least on township property. At the Feb. 26 meeting, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to amend a township policy manual to prohibit the use of the battery-operated inhalers, also known as electronic cigarettes, that simulate cigarette smoking on and around township property and in township vehicles.

D.C. Council eyeing ban on e-cigarette sales to minors
Washington Business Journal - March 6, 2015

The D.C. Council is considering a measure that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under age 18.

Blowing smoke: Restrictions on e-cigarettes are long overdue
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - March 6, 2015

Four years ago, the Food and Drug Administration said it would begin regulating electronic cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that emit inhalable vapors. Eleven months ago, the FDA proposed its regulations. Yet, for enactment, the nation still waits. Pennsylvania waits, too, for a long-overdue law that would prohibit e-cigarette retailers from selling to teens. Incredibly, the commonwealth is among 10 states that still allow sales to minors. A bill introduced last year withered in committee; a new one was introduced in February. Its time for the FDA and Pennsylvania lawmakers to stop blowing smoke and act.

E-cigarette restrictions in BC to be introduced in spring
CBC.ca - March 6, 2015

E-cigarettes are to be restricted in British Columbia with legislation designed to stem their use among young people, the government announced Thursday.

BC to restrict use and sale of e-cigarettes
Vancouver Sun - March 6, 2015

Using an e-cigarette, called vaping, will be forbidden inside all public ... though e-cigarettes could have a legitimate use to reduce addiction and cut tobacco usage. ... as Ontario and Nova Scotia, have already moved to restrict sales to minors.

March: A Public Workshop Electronic Cigarettes and the Public Health: Second Public Workshop
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) March 6, 2015

March 9 and March 10, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of this workshop is to gather scientific information and stimulate discussion among scientists about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). This is the second in a series of three workshops intended to obtain information on e-cigarettes and the public health.

Fear leading to bans on vaping products could kill smokers
Nolan Chart LLC - March 6, 2015

They argue that e-cigarettes can act as a gateway to traditional cigarettes, particularly among young people. This fear is an emotional argument repeated ...

The Unadvertised Health Risks of E-Cigarettes
Huffington Post Canada - March 6, 2015

In just a few short years, e-cigarettes have grown from an obscure, mostly unknown product into a booming industry across North America. While retail sales ...

Smoking Hoodies: Smoke 'Em If You Wear 'Em
Technabob (blog) - March 6, 2015

If you want to smoke your clothing, try VapRwear which has a vape pen screwed onto one of the drawstrings, or the Hood Horkerz, which has one drawstring that ...

Pro&Con: FDA should do its job; 16 million US kids are inhaling ...
SouthCoastToday.com - March 6, 2015

E-cigarettes have created a market that abounds in unproven health claims; a market in which more than 16 million children can legally by e-cigs and administer ...

Pro&Con: If bureaucratic buttinskies back off, e-cigs can help smokers quit
SouthCoastToday.com - March 6, 2015

In this April 2014 file photo, Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago. Some schools are taking stricter measures to keep e-cigarettes out ...

Marion Tables Nicotine-Free Parks Proposal [VIDEO]
KGAN TV - March 6, 2015

The proposed ordinance would ban the use of any type of nicotine, including e-cigarettes, in the city's public parks. The council held a first public hearing on the ...

Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine
Sioux City Journal - March 6, 2015

Terry Branstad signed 11 bills into law Friday, including a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine products to ...

New tobacco regulations to be considered
Wicked Local Winchester - March 6, 2015

If the Winchester Board of Public Health has its way, it will soon be nearly impossible to buy any sort of tobacco products in town. The board is holding a public hearing on March 9 to gauge residents' thoughts on potential new town tobacco regulations that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and flavored e-cigarettes. We would like to get tobacco and [similar] non-tobacco products like e-cigarettes on the same level, said Jennifer Murphy, director of the Winchester Health Department.

Indiana passes e-cig regs, but stops short of vaping ban
R Street - March 6, 2015

The State of Indiana is moving to regulate e-cigarettes and the liquids used for vaping. The Indiana House and Senate both have passed legislation that would ban sales of the liquids to those under 18, require child-proof caps on containers, and require manufacturing safety standards. However, Indiana does not appear to be moving toward adding e-cigarettes to Indianas smoking ban as the state attorney general wanted.

State Lawmakers Endorse Regulations On Electronic Cigarettes
WBIW.com - March 6, 2015

(INDIANAPOLIS) - State lawmakers are endorsing a bill that would create new regulations for the production of electronic cigarettes. The Senate Public Policy ...

Vaping Legislation Will Not Include E-Cigarette Regulations
Indiana Public Media - March 5, 2015

Both of Zoeller's recommendations imposing an excise tax on e-cigs and including e-cigs in the statewide smoking ban were waved away by House and ...

Montana Senate Votes To Ban E-Cigarettes For Minors
MTPR - March 5, 2015

The Montana Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill to prohibit minors to buy or possess electronic cigarettes.

Multnomah County to restrict use of inhalant devices
Portland Tribune - March 5, 2015

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance on Thursday morning that essentially aligns regulation for "vapes" and electronic cigarettes with that of traditional cigarettes but did not include an exemption allowing sampling in vape shops, as many had asked for. The ordinance restricts minor access to the inhalant devices as well as restricts use within shops that sell the devices and accompanying nicotine liquid.

Pro Vaping Group Spokesman Calls Oregon Bill A Frankenstein Bill
myCentralOregon.com - March 5, 2015

A spokesman for a non-profit pro vaping group is fighting the bill that just passed in the house that outlaws e-cigarettes to minors. Gregory Conley with the American Vaping Association tells KBNW News that people will still use e-cigarettes, theyll just go elsewhere instead of Oregon

Letters: E-Cigarettes Are an Improvement for Tobacco Smokers
Wall Street Journal - March 5, 2015

... from the conversation is the collateral damage done by smoking cigarettes. ... first-, second- and third-hand smoke was significant enough to warrant my group ...

NYSSA Rallies Against Legislation to Tax E-Cigarettes
CSPnet.com - March 4, 2015

NEW YORK -- New Yorkers for Smarter Smoking Alternatives (NYSSA)--a coalition of ... proposal to tax electronic cigarettes and ban their use in indoor spaces.

Largo passes e-cigarette ordinance
Tampa Bay Newspapers - March 4, 2015

LARGO - Residents won't be able to smoke e-cigarettes inside the Largo Public ... or VISTA - opposes any measure that restricts "vaping" or e-cigarettes other ...

SLO council backs e-cigarette ban
Cal Coast News - March 4, 2015

On a 5-0 vote, the council passed the first reading of an ordinance that calls for extending the city's existing smoking ban to the use of e-cigarettes. The proposal ...

Clearing the smoke around teen e-cigarette use
The Courier-Journal - March 4, 2015

"A lot of youth high schoolers that I talk to, say, 'I'm not smoking cigarettes; I'm just ... taxing the products and including e-cigarettes in the state's smoking ban.

E-Cigarettes: The Safer Alternative?
JD Supra (press release) - March 4, 2015

E-cigarettes are marketed as a "safer alternative" to regular tobacco ... by e-cigarettes, which use powerful lithium ion batteries, and off-market sales of cheap, ... in the past year where it was revealed that an e-cigarette device and charger were ... pharmacies and smoke shops and on the Internet contribute to

Are e-Cigs Safer ?
Laboratory Equipment - March 4, 2015

Electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity in recent months. People have turned to "vaping" as an alternative to puffing on the real thing. But is that vapor ...

DaVinci's Virgin Airlines ads takes vaping to the mainstream
SFGate (blog) - March 4, 2015

In the era of E-cigarettes and wax dabbing, vaporizers have now burst to the mainstream, even to the point that "vape" was named 2014?s word of the year.

Anti-Smoking Group Fuming Over Proposed Tax On E-Cigs
90.5 WESA - March 4, 2015

Anti-Smoking Group Fuming Over Proposed Tax On E-Cigs. By Kevin Gavin o ago. ShareTwitter Facebook Google Email. Gov. Wolf is proposing a 40 percent ...

Editorial: Ban on e-cig sales to minors is wise
Albany Democrat Herald - March 4, 2015

The Oregon House on Monday overwhelmingly passed a measure to ban the ... tools to help people quit smoking, although there is some dispute on that point.

Steve Duin: A vaper-free workplace in Multnomah County?
OregonLive.com - March 3, 2015

The Multnomah County commissioners agree, and they have an uncompromising solution: They will vote Thursday to ban vaping anywhere in the county where ...

Zoeller to lawmakers: Pay attention to health risks of e-cigarettes
Indianapolis Business Journal - March 3, 2015

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has told lawmakers he wants them to put more emphasis on health issues as they consider regulations for e-cigarettes.

State should follow city, county lead in regulating use of electronic ...
Buffalo News - March 3, 2015

A pat on the back for the City of Buffalo and Erie County for joining communities across the nation in placing electronic cigarettes under the same regulations as ...

St. Charles businesses could ban e-cigarettes
KSDK - March 3, 2015

ST. CHARLES, MO - The city of St. Charles is taking on e-cigarettes. Some bars and restaurants already ban smoking, and now customers could be banned from ...

Does Gov. Jay Inslee want to keep people smoking cigarettes?
MyNorthwest.com - March 3, 2015

"Inslee has proposed a 95 percent excise tax on e-cigarettes and vaping products - the same tax rate now applied to conventional cigarettes." It's just the kind ...

Into the (vape) mist
Frederick News Post - March 3, 2015

They deliver a smoking experience to users ("vapers") via a battery-operated ... Some countries and many cities around the world have banned them, period.

E-Cigarettes: A Smoking Gun?
Santa Barbara Independent - March 3, 2015

The liquid substance that gets aerosolized is typically flavored and can have additives ... Since e-cigarette products are unregulated, ingredient labeling can be ... the National Youth Tobacco Survey found that teenagers who used e-cigarettes ..

Rutgers researchers investigate e-cigarette policy perceptions
RU Daily Targum - March 3, 2015

"If we could have included non-smokers, I would have asked them the same questions regarding their e-cigarette policy attitudes so that we could compare the ...

Study Points Towards E-Cigarette Regulation Flaws
Diabetes Insider - March 3, 2015

In response to a new study that shows teenagers can easily purchase and obtain electronic cigarettes on the internet, Phil Daman-the president of the ...

Study Reveals E-Cigarette Industry Still Needs Deeper Regulation
Pioneer News - March 3, 2015

Right now 41 states have banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors-following traditional tobacco product regulation-but there is no federal law in place. Still ...

Oregon House votes to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors
Ontario Argus Observer - March 3, 2015

Supporters of the alternative smoking device say completely banning the product in public spaces could negate the incentive to even try e-cigarettes, which they ...

Approve state vaping ban
The Register- Guard - March 3, 2015

Phil Barnhart, D-Eugene, also bans e-cigarette sales to minors. ... e-cigarettes have surpassed traditional cigarettes as the most popular smoking devices among ...

E-cig showdown: Protesters want to vape inside vape shops
KATU - March 3, 2015

"We hire them for their knowledge of the vaping industry. The customers that come into vape shops are either vapers or smokers. Nobody else goes into a vape ...

Pooler Council delays vapor shop ruling
Savannah Morning News - March 3, 2015

16 to request that members amend the city's new smoking ordinance. As currently written, the ordinance prohibits smoking or the use of electronic cigarettes ...

Oakton Community College goes smoke free starting July 1
The Bugle - March 3, 2015

Smoking has been banned inside of college buildings and will now be prohibited ... The smoking ban includes cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes and pipes, ...

LETTERS: Health district in fog on e-cigarette tax
Las Vegas Review-Journal - March 3, 2015

Regarding the Southern Nevada Health District's support for taxing e-cigarettes, ("Regulation of vaping supported," Feb. 19 Review-Journal), I smoked cigarettes ...

SLO may tack e-cigarettes onto smoking ban
Cal Coast News - March 3, 2015

Smoking is banned in most public places in San Luis Obispo, although ... California have already adopted e-cigarette bans, a San Luis Obispo staff report states.

E-cigs banned in Park City public spaces
KAKE - March 3, 2015

Now Park City is joining the other communities with bans. ... The council voted to apply the same ban the state has on smoking in public places to e-cigs with ...

Montgomery County Council passes bill banning the use of ...
The Tribune - March 3, 2015

... bill that will extend the ban on smoking in public places to electronic cigarettes. ... If the bill becomes law, smoking e-cigars, e-hookahs, e-pipes and vape pens would also be illegal in the same places where smoking traditional cigarettes is banned. The bill also bans retail outlets from selling certain liquid nicotine or liquid ...

Council can't pass e-cig ban on first try; Policy will likely get ...
Austin Herald - March 3, 2015

Council members passed a one-year moratorium last April banning the use of ... E-cigarette proponents say e-cigarettes have helped people quit smoking, ...

Pomona gives final approval to ordinance banning smoking in parks
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - March 2, 2015

POMONA >> City Council members gave final approval Monday night to an ordinance that prohibits smoking in the city's public parks. Council members, which ...

Healdsburg extends moratorium on e-cigarette lounges
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - March 2, 2015

"I think the effects of e-cigarettes are not known. That's why we want to take that precautionary measure until the research comes in," Mayor Shaun McCaffery ...

COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes may not be as safe as you think
Shelton Herald - March 2, 2015

This device appears to be a cigarette, but you notice there is no smoke being ... New York and Los Angeles have also banned e-cigarettes in certain locations. ... such as those reported by the NEJM, should challenge towns to ban e-cigarettes in all .... Lastly, the author of the above commentary indicates that banning of ...

Study finds teens can buy E-Cigs online with 93% success despite ...
World Tech Today - March 2, 2015

NORTH CAROLINA - Of a truth, there is no federal regulation in place banning minors from purchasing E-cigarettes in the United States, but 41 prohibit the ...

E-cigarettes would be regulated like tobacco under new bill
Las Vegas Review-Journal - March 2, 2015

CARSON CITY - Use of electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine would be regulated the same as tobacco under a bill introduced in the Nevada Senate on ..

Nev. Senate Pushes Bill To Curb E-Cigarette Use In Public
Law360 - March 2, 2015

Law360, New York (March 02, 2015, 7:34 PM ET) -- A Nevada Senate committee on Monday introduced a bill to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in certain ...

Top Oscar Nominees Get $250 Marijuana Vape In Prestigious Gift Bag
MainSt - February 23, 2015

NEW YORK (MainStreet) - In another sign that marijuana has gone main stream, this year's top Oscar nominated actors, actresses and directors all went home with more than just greater industry recognition last night. They also brought with them, accompanied by an Oscar or not, a marijuana vaporizer currently listed at retail price of $250. ... The Haze Vaporizer, as described by Jason Azurmendi, the marketing manager for Haze Technologies, "is the first portable vaporizer with dual chambers, allowing the user to vape two different materials -- dried herbs, concentrates, and oils -- interchangeably, all by the switch of a button. " ....

Town of San Anselmo toughens rules on smoking
Marinscope Community Newspapers - December 4, 2014

The ban would include vapors from burning medical marijuana, cigars, cigarettes and even electronic cigarettes. "I don't think ecigarettes are a cessation device, ..

Illegal Hash Oil Smoked in E-Cigarettes
Iowa Public Radio - December 4, 2014

Office of Drug Control Policy director Steve Lukan briefed a governor's budget panel on the so-called hash oil that's being used in electronic cigarettes. Hash oil ...

Some e-cigarette regulations to come
Montgomery County Sentinel - December 4, 2014

...no smoking sign In efforts to lead the way on regulating electronic cigarettes the County Council has proposed restricting their use to the same places as ...

E-Cigarettes Sales Restricted in Everett
Everett Independent - December 4, 2014

The regulation now contains an expanded definition of tobacco products that ... of nicotine content, that rely on vaporization such as e-cigarettes or vapor pens.

Electronic Cigarettes Prohibited in County Buildings & Vehicles
WHMI - December 4, 2014

12/4/14 - Although growing in popularity, the use of electronic cigarettes is now prohibited under the Livingston County smoke-free buildings and vehicles ...

Up in smoke: Vaping is 'in' thing; smoking takes a hit
Shelbyville Times-Gazette - December 4, 2014

Joshua Taylor, once a heavy smoker, said his vaporizer helped him to finally put ... year that called for a ban on the use of electronic smoking devices indoors, ...

E-cigarettes are latest health threat
The Fayette Tribune - December 4, 2014

The makers of e-cigarettes say that they are safe, but big tobacco companies now own most makers of e-cigarettes. Since e-cigarettes are not labeled with the ...

No tobacco or vaping
Purcell Register - December 4, 2014

The ordinance declares Purcell to be a tobacco-free city. ... property be posted as tobacco-free and states anyone who knowingly violates the ordinance is guilty ...

Portland Parks Board recommends smoking, tobacco ban, in city ...
OregonLive.com (blog) - December 4, 2014

A citizen advisory board is recommending that Portland ban tobacco products in all city parks, including the use of chewing tobacco products and e-cigarettes.

Morning Links for Dec. 4, 2014
Milwaukee Magazine - December 4, 2014

A Tosa health officer is pushing to prohibit vaping (the use of e-cigarettes) in public places. Early this morning, demonstrators blocked New York City streets, ...

County board looks at health issues
La Crosse Tribune - December 3, 2014

... it decided to pass a pair of ordinances on the sale and use of e-cigarettes. ... pay for it (from the Southeast Service Cooperative Wellness Program) now exists.

Formaldehyde study leads to review of e-cigs in Japan
Digital Journal - December 3, 2014

"Our panel of experts will now look into what possible effects those ... "Even if e-cigarettes contained similar, or higher, levels of formaldehyde, they do not ...

E-cigarette use now prohibited in Bloomington's public spaces
The Sun Current - December 3, 2014

While most e-cigarette users turn to the product in order to stop smoking, Jennifer ... the city council to reconsider including e-cigarette retailers in the city's ban.

The Role of Public Health in Harm Reduction
CSPnet.com - December 3, 2014

Opponents of e-cigs would argue that there's not yet enough data to concretely deem electronic cigarettes as safe; however, Shiffman said that's not what's ...

House Leaders Rush to Defend E-Cigarettes From Possible FDA Bans
NEWS.GNOM.ES - December 3, 2014

The new tobacco product approval process would apply to e-cigarette ... Conventional cigarettes, generally accepted as more hazardous to users' health than ... for each e-cigarette device and each e-liquid flavor option - a burden multiplied ...

Smoking bans should include e-cigarettes: campaigners
ecns - December 3, 2014

The law would ban the smoking of tobacco products at all indoor public areas and prohibit all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

E-cigarette fears for children
Press Association (uk) - December 3, 2014

The Childhood Exposure To Tobacco Smoke (CHETS) study said children who tried e-cigarettes were seven times more likely to say they might start smoking within two years. They were also more likely to use e-cigarettes if their parents were smokers. Heat

County is considering ban on e-cigarettes in public
KCCI Des Moines - December 3, 2014

"Second hand smoke from tobacco is very dangerous when it's kept in a contained ... banned indoor traditional smoking awhile back and was sued over the ban.

A Public Workshop - Electronic Cigarettes and the Public Health
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - December 2, 2014

Due to overwhelming demand from the public to participate in the open comment session, we are starting the workshop early on December 11, 2014. Please note the new start time is 8:00 a.m. on December 11. The workshop will begin, as planned, at 8:00 a.m.

DO E-CIGARETTES REALLY CREATE 10 TIMES MORE CARCINOGENS THAN REGULAR CIGARETTES? PROBABLY NOT, BUT THEY COULD HAVE THEIR OWN UNIQUE DANGERS
Popular Science - December 2, 2014

It's plausible that e-cigarettes have their own particular dangers and even that certain brands produce unusual amounts of formaldehyde or certain other carcinogens. It was a new-generation e-cigarette that produced those high levels of formaldehyde, …

If you want to vape, take it outside
Crow River Media - December 2, 2014

People who use e-cigarettes will be forced outdoors with smokers under an ordinance amendment adopted Tuesday by the McLeod County Board.

ROSS: Reader View: E-cigarette taxes bad for New Mexico
Santa Fe (NM) New Mexican - December 2, 2014

While this is being posited as a "public health" measure, it is in fact a money grab, the effect of which would be antithetical to both public health and New Mexico's budgetary needs.

Q&A: Pharmacy regulation and the law
The Pharmaceutical Journal - December 3, 2014

The GPhC guidance says pharmacists may sell e-cigarettes but the patient needs ... to show how their sale of e-cigarettes "protected the well-being of patients".

Dundee councillors asked to back extending smoking ban to e ...
The Courier - December 3, 2014

The proposed response in favour of banning the smoking of e-cigarettes in enclosed spaces will be discussed at the environment committee on Monday.

Germany Decides: E-Cigarettes Are Not Pharmaceutical Substances
Broadway World - December 3, 2014

Redeker Sellner Dahs prevails in the free sale of E-cigarettes before the Federal Administrative Court. In an exclusive interview with the eCig Global team, Prof….

House Leaders Rush to Defend E-Cigarettes From Possible FDA Bans
U.S. News & World Report - December 3, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner, pictured smoking outside the White House in 2011, is warning Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, right, that ...

Vape shops to the rescue of struggling Midwest strip malls?
REjournals.com - December 3, 2014

The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association says that the e-cigarette business is expected to become an industry worth $10 billion or more by 2017.

E-cigarettes: A new approach to tobacco harm reduction
Washington Blade - December 3, 2014

When cessation campaigns fail to make a meaningful impact on the number of smokers, exploring alternative methods-like e-cigarette technology-becomes ...

E-Smoke Signals
Milwaukee Magazine - December 3, 2014

Evidence shows switching to e-cigarettes can help improve a smoker's health in the short term, but long term, there's much we still don't know about "vaping.

Wauwatosa health officials say e-cigarettes should be banned ...
Wauwatosa Now - December 3, 2014

Smoking tobacco in public places and work places has been banned in Wisconsin ... The World Health Organization, for example, has recommended banning ...

Virginia Considers Tobacco Retail License Requirement
CSPnet.com - December 3, 2014

"If retail sales of tobacco are dependent upon a state issued license that can be ... to combat illegal cigarette trafficking, including increasing criminal penalties. ... of approximately $170,000 from just one vanload of cigarettes; a truckload with ... to the Virginia Department of Taxation and that licensing fees would be another ...

Drug awareness presentation tackles e-cigs and meth
Spring Grove Herald - December 3, 2014

Heather Myhre from Houston County Public Health spoke about e-cigarettes and investigator Dan Coogan from the Houston County Sheriff's Office spoke about ...

Briefs - December 3, 2014
City Pulse - December 3, 2014

Legislation banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to those under 18 is in legislative purgatory as the Governor´s Office and lawmakers arm-wrestle over ...

Board of Health balks on indoor e-cigarette ban
Ames Tribune - December 3, 2014

Expressing concerns about a proposed ordinance that would ban electronic cigarettes in public spaces and places of employment countywide, the Story County ...

Brighton City Council bans use of vaporizers, e-cigs in public spaces
The Cannabist - December 2, 2014

The Brighton City Council on Tuesday voted to ban the use of electronic ... In properly posted "Smoking Prohibited" public outdoor places and sports venues…

City schools may become smoke-free
Hopewell News - December 2, 2014

The proposed updated policy change also includes the expansion of banned tobacco products on school grounds to include electronic, or e-cigarettes.

Is the electronic cigarette industry one really worth monitoring?
WallStreetPR (blog) - December 2, 2014

The electronic cigarette or e-cig market is about to explode. Over the next few weeks, Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI ) is rolling out its in-house e-cig brand, ...

SIEGEL: U.S. House Members Urge FDA to Change Grandfather Date in Proposed Deeming Regulations
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog) - December 2, 2014

...I would go further and recommend that the FDA not require new product applications for any products. Doing so stifles innovation and makes it difficult if not impossible for newer products that may be safer and more effective to enter the market. These...

Leading Electronic Cigarette Company Totally Wicked to Give Away $1 Million This Christmas
PR Newswire - December 2, 2014

will this year play Santa Claus and leave a gift in each and every one of its customer's accounts. The company will be offering in excess of $1,000,000 in free products across December, justifying the company's marketing campaign as 'The Million Dollar G

Vaping is not as fresh as you think
RU Daily Targum - December 2, 2014

It was once associated more with marijuana use, but over the past year, it has won over non-smokers and smokers who claim vaping is a useful method to quit ...

More children have tried e-cigarettes than tobacco, figures show
South Wales Argus - December 2, 2014

... the use of e-cigarettes may act as a gateway to, and re-normalise, smoking, especially for a generation who have grown up in a largely smoke-free society." ...

Rise in pet dogs poisoned by e-cigarettes in Leeds
Yorkshire Post - December 2, 2014

White Cross Vets, which has practices in Roundhay and Guiseley, has seen a major increase in the number of dogs in need of treatment after chewing or eating e-cigarettes. James Wood, clinic director at the Roundhay practice, said: "One thing is crystal c

Dundee councillor in call for ban on E-cigarettes in public spaces
Evening Telegraph - December 2, 2014

Ahead of the meeting Councillor Melville said: "I am very keen that the same restrictions as the general smoking ban can be placed on E-cigarettes as soon as is ...

E-Cigarettes - the new deception
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - December 2, 2014

E-cigarettes are smoke-free and tobacco-free, but they're not nicotine free. The liquid in e-cigarettes is typically a combination of nicotine, flavorings, propylene ...

Experts debate pros, cons of e-cigarettes
RU Daily Targum - December 2, 2014

Another concern Steinberg thinks should be addressed is if non-smokers will start experimenting with e-cigarettes. "Besides the unknown harms of e-cigarette ...

AUDIO: Many Young Utahns Misinformed About E-Cigarettes
Utah Public Radio - December 2, 2014

The Utah County Health Board voted last Monday to place greater regulation on electronic cigarettes. Many other counties in the state have enacted similar rules regarding the sale of the device. The new regulations cover the sale and manufacture of e-cigarettes…

Tobacco look-alikes are not welcome
North Platte Telegraph - December 2, 2014

North Platte Public School district in March approved a policy prohibiting tobacco products, e-cigarettes, tobacco product look-alikes and products intended to replicate tobacco products by appearance or effect on any district school property. New signs a...

ROUNTREE: E-Cigarettes - the new deception
Wasilla Frontiersman - December 2, 2014

are you willing to take the chance and keep on vaping, and how can you as the consumer protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangerous effects of e-cigarettes? E-cigarettes need to be included in existing clean indoor air laws E-cigarettes should...

Rules on e-cigarettes in flux
Sentinel & Enterprise - December 1, 2014

FITCHBURG -- With no state or federal age restrictions on the sale of electronic cigarette devices, some communities have introduced local restrictions, while ...

TechKnow: E-Cigarettes, Safe Smoke - Full Episode
Al Jazeera America - December 1, 2014

In this "TechKnow" episode, contributor and molecular neuroscientist Crystal Dilworth explores the world of electronic cigarettes, from an e-cig convention in ...

E-Cigarette Safety Debate Reignited By Japanese Study
RedOrbit - December 1, 2014

In fact, formaldehyde, which is used in building materials and embalming fluids, was found in higher levels than carcinogens found in the smoke of traditional ...

Should your no-smoking policy ban e-cigarettes?
Business Management Daily - December 1, 2014

e-cigarette The days of lighting up at the office are making a comeback in some workplaces, thanks to the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes. According ...

Why Anti-Smoking Groups Should Endorse Snus And E-Cigarettes
Forbes - December 1, 2014

The good news is that the smoking rate has hit a new low. It is now just under 18% of all adults - but the goal of a totally smokeless society is elusive.

Clean Indoor Air ordinance set to regulate e-cigarettes
Wycoreport - December 1, 2014

"Vaping" will go the way of smoking in public places in Wyoming County ... Clean Indoor Air ordinance to include electronic cigarettes, according to Fred Cox…

Sewer to increase, taxes remain in draft of Clarks Summit budget
The Abington Journal - December 1, 2014

Also at the work session, Tom Rose, Clarks Summit, addressed council and requested the borough research banning electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, ...

BROOKLAND: Misguided e-cigarette bill could make Baltimore the 'city that vapes'
Baltimore Business Journal - December 1, 2014

It is hard to understand the rationale of the Baltimore City Council in passing a law that prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in all workplaces but carves out an exception for restaurants, bars and casinos....vetoing this reckless e-cigarette bill...

KU group wants tobacco-free campus by fall 2015
KCTV Kansas City - December 1, 2014

An effort is underway to ban smoking and other forms of tobacco from the University of ... The university already bans cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside or near ...

Use of e-cigarettes leaves some fuming, others lighting up
Greeley Tribune - December 1, 2014

Gutierrez used e-cigarettes to help quit smoking tobacco cigarettes. ... That's the same month Chicago's ban on smoking e-cigarettes in restaurants, bars and ...

Should NCTD ban booze, e-cigs?
Seaside Courier - December 1, 2014

So now, board members are not only talking about banning booze from the Coaster, but also toying with a plan to prohibit electronic cigarettes from its properties ...

California Voters to Face Big Tax Decisions in 2016
CPAPracticeAdvisor.com - December 1, 2014

Health groups and other proponents said they need higher levies on each pack -- or even e-cigarettes -- to recoup more than $1 billion in revenues lost because ...

Arizona Weighs Controversial Debate On E-Cigarette Taxation
KJZZ - December 1, 2014

The product is advertised as a healthier and cheaper alternative to regular cigarettes; it's tobacco free and users inhale a virtually odor-free liquid nicotine vapor.

Final Uber plan on council agenda
Columbia Daily Tribune - November 30, 2014

The council also is scheduled to consider a "ban-the-box" employment application ... age to 21 for tobacco sales and add e-cigarettes to the indoor smoking ban.

Tech Center to change tobacco policy to include e-smoking devices
Daily American Online - November 30, 2014

Somerset County Technology Center is set to change the school's tobacco product policy to include electronic smoking devices such as e-pipes, e-cigarettes, ...

Local Health Council reviews e-cigarette risks
Cleveland Daily Banner - November 30, 2014

The Bradley County Health Council reviewed a PowerPoint presentation on e-cigarettes created by the Tennessee Department of Health at a recent meeting.

Utah counties adopt rules for sale, manufacture of e-cigarettes in ...
The Republic - November 30, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY - More and more Utah counties are enacting regulations to govern the sale and manufacture of increasingly popular e-cigarettes and keep ...

Nicotine without death
Business Standard - November 29, 2014

But on a relative basis, electronic cigarettes are far preferable to the old-fashioned kind. After all, e-cigarettes are essentially nicotine delivery devices, and while ...

Wisconsin hits record low teen smoking rate
Fond du Lac Reporter - November 29, 2014

Also included in the survey is first ever data on teen use of electronic cigarettes. The survey found around eight percent of Wisconsin high school students use ...

Consumers'perceptions of vape shops in southern California: an analysis of online Yelp reviews
7thSpace Interactive (portal) - November 28, 2014

…there were several vape shop and product attributes that consumers considered important to disseminate to others through postings on Yelp. Lack of health warnings about these products may misrepresent their potential risk. The main influence variables …

Pb bans sale of flavoured tobacco, e-cigarettes
Latest News From Punjab - November 28, 2014

He said the state government had received feedback that there was increase in sale of e-cigarettes, and now, as the ban was in force, even e-commerce ...

Today's letters: The freedom to vape
National Post - November 28, 2014

It essentially banishes e-cigs from the public square by treating them no differently than actual cigarettes. When the bylaw was enacted, the mayor of my town ...

Lot of smoke and mirrors on 'vape' policy
Saskatoon StarPhoenix - November 28, 2014

The recent bylaws in Warman and Martensville, which have banned e-cigarettes in locations where regular smoking is not permitted, is just one example.

Second-year journalism student Robyn Hertz asks the SAIT campus ...
The Weal - November 28, 2014

Second-year journalism student Robyn Hertz asks the SAIT campus: Where should people be allowed to smoke e-cigarettes?

Nicotine Without Death
New York Times - November 28, 2014

E-cigs, of course, is shorthand for electronic cigarettes. Executives from the still-new industry happily talked about its rapid growth and their expectation that it would continue. Bonnie Herzog, who follows the industry for Wells Fargo, reiterated her belief that in 10 years, e-cigarette users will outnumber smokers.

Japan to investigate e-cigarette safety after formaldehyde findings
The Guardian - November 28, 2014

Some experts said the findings offered no proof that e-cigarettes could harm ... of carcinogens present in tobacco cigarette smoke is misleading, Farsalinos said. ... have announced restrictions on the sale and advertising of e-cigarettes from ...

Shock Claim: E-Cigarettes Are 10 Times More Dangerous Than ...
IJ Review - November 28, 2014

... A Japanese scientific study released on Thursday found that e-cigarettes contain ten times the cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco. The flavored liquid, which usually contains nicotine, has chemicals like formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. The former is often used in building materials, embalming fluids and as a disinfectant in aquariums, for instance. ...

Bad news for E-cigarettes as scientist finds worse toxins than cigarettes!
Honolulu Health Care Examiner - November 28, 2014

E-cigarettes, thought to be safer than regular cigarettes, are found to be more ... A team of Japanese scientists lead by Naoki Kunugita of the National Institute of Public Health, Japan, released a report to their Health Ministry on November 27, 2014 about carcinogens in multiple brands of e-cigarettes. Japans health ministry authorized this study to assess the ingredients in e-cigarettes. The team of scientists measured several cassettes of e-cigarette fluid employing equipment that inhaled 10 sets of 15 puffs from these e-cigarette containers. When the wire that vaporizes the liquid overheats, higher quantities of the toxic materials appear.

Should vapers fear malware-laced e-cigarettes?
Naked Security - November 28, 2014

Last week a Reddit user posted a story about a malware infection being traced to an e-cigarette charger. The story was picked up by The Guardian, and spread from there to other mainstream media; it later got some coverage in the technical press too. Most mentioned that the source was a Reddit "report", although "anecdote" might be a better term, and some even managed to highlight the "sensationalist" nature of the story and its reliance on a rather vague and unreliable source

Hidden respiratory hazard in e-cig flavourings
6minutes - November 28, 2014

US researchers have raised concerns about potential respiratory damage caused by flavourings in e-cigarettes. Reporting in JAMA, Dr Jessica Barrington-Trimis of the University of Southern California and colleagues highlight the dangers of two chemicals commonly found in e-cigarettes: diacetyl and 2,3-pentenedione

GLANTZ: E-cig enthusiasts should stop assuming that just reducing cigarette consumption is a meaningful clinical outcome
Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education - November 28, 2014

Jon Krueger reminded me that in 2010 Rebecca Schane, Pam Ling, and I published "Health Effects of Light and Intermittent Smoking" in Circulation....indicates that light and intermittent smoking pose substantial risks; the adverse health outcomes

Study finds electronic cigarettes help people stop smoking
The Floyd County Times - November 28, 2014

Use of electronic cigarettes among rural teens has also risen in recent years, prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to propose rules to give it ...

Are E-cigarettes a gateway to smoking?
The British Psychological Society - November 28, 2014

E-cigarettes do not necessarily encourage people to start smoking in earnest, experts have insisted. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, ...

The vaping subculture: e-cigs are dead as you know them
The Upcoming - November 28, 2014

Vaping electronic cigarettes might be growing in popularity among smokers in general, but beyond their basic functionality as a smoking cessation aid, a vaping ...

Grant County Health District's limitations on e-cigarettes starts Jan. 1
iFIBER One News - November 28, 2014

EPHRATA The Grant County Health District is reminding residents of the upcoming changes for the sale, marketing and use of e-cigarettes and other vapor devices. The Grant County Board of Health unanimously passed Ordinance 2014-2 limiting use and sales of e-cigarettes and it takes effect on Jan. 1

Poison experts want e-cigarette rules in our state
Peninsula Daily - November 28, 2014

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that vaporize liquid nicotine to re-create ... in recent years as an alternative for smokers trying to kick the tobacco habit. ... free samples, vending machine sales and sales to minors, among other rules.

E-cigarette ban by Olmsted County commissioners goes too far
Post-Bulletin - November 28, 2014

After Jan. 1, electronic cigarettes will be "banned in public places and workplaces, outdoor dining and bar areas, and within 15 feet of entrances to public places and businesses." Good job, Olmsted County. I assume you will now turn your attention to making clouds illegal and fining humidity to further preserve the clean air we treasure. Of course, I am being facetious, but the e-cigarette ban is really as absurd as my jest. …

Montgomery County considers ban on e-cigarettes
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online - November 28, 2014

Electronic cigarettes and vaping could soon be banned from public places where Montgomery County already prohibits the use of tobacco products…

West Kentucky Community and Technical College to Join Others in Tobacco Ban Next Fall
WKMS - November 28, 2014

Governor Steve Beshear recently issued an executive order to ban all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet ...

Review: Are marijuana tours in Colorado worth your time and money?
The Cannabist - November 28, 2014

A vape pen is passed around, and the accompanying message is the stealth benefits for tokers using a vape pen. (No mention of the recent bans of public vape ...

California voters may face new tax initiatives in 2016
Asianjournal.com - November 28, 2014

Imposing levies on e-cigarettes is also another possibility. Tobacco companies, however, say increased levies would be an added expense to retailers and ...

All Kentucky Community And Technical Colleges Going Tobacco-Free in 2015
WFPL - November 27, 2014

Others have tobacco or smoking policies, but not all include e-cigarettes. ... Steve Beshear banned all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and chewing ...

E-cigarettes contain 10 times amount of carcinogens: Japan
AFP November 27, 2014

E-cigarettes contain 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking. The electronic devices -- increasingly popular around the world, particularly among young people -- function by heating flavoured liquid, which often contains nicotine, into a vapour that is inhaled, much like traditional cigarettes but without the smoke. Researchers commissioned by Japan's Health Ministry found carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in vapour produced by several types of e-cigarette liquid, a health ministry official told AFP.

High levels of some carcinogens reported in ecigs
Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education November 27, 2014

Kanae Bekki and colleagues from Japan just published a review of the data on "Carbonyl compounds generated from electronic cigarettes" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that made the point that the level of carbonl compounds, which includes formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolen, and glyoxa are found at widely varying levels in e-cigarette aerosol. Determinants of whether and how much of these toxic chemicals are present depends on the makeup of the e-liquid and voltage of the e-cigarette (which determines how hot it gets).

Talisman to ban e-cigarettes from its North Sea platforms
Energy Voice - November 27, 2014

Talisman is set to ban the use of e-cigarettes from its North Sea platforms after one overheated while it was charging. The company said the ban will take effect ...

E-cigarettes at work: what do the experts say?
PersonnelToday.com - November 27, 2014

Should employers allow the use of electronic cigarettes at work? Deborah Arnott, chief executive of public health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) looks at the evidence, and a range of other experts give their advice. The increasing use of e-cigarettes in the UK presents some tricky questions for those trying to reduce the harm caused by smoking.

Queensland to restrict sale of e-cigarettes
Otago Daily Times - November 26, 2014

The use of e-cigarettes will also be banned in enclosed and outdoor smoke-free places under the Health Legislation Amendment Act. The laws will also ban ...

E-Cigarette Use Draws Health Regulatory Attention
Discover Magazine - Jan/Feb 2015

Their popularity soaring, electronic cigarettes came under intense scrutiny by health researchers and regulators in 2014, even as the world's biggest tobacco ...

Tobacco products ban includes e-cigarettes
Theredstonerocket - November 26, 2014

Section 7-3, on policy for controlling tobacco use, said "Tobacco use is prohibited in all DA-occupied workplaces except for designated smoking areas, ...

Government's own Research Shows E-cigs Not a Gateway to Smoking
Breitbart News (UK) - November 26, 2014

Only one in 700 people who regularly 'vape' were not smokers previously, the ... "The government should never ban vaping indoors and private enterprise ...

Three Lessons From Wells Fargo's E-Cig Forum
CSPnet.com - November 26, 2014

NEW YORK -- A meeting of some of the best minds in the electronic-cigarette industry went in many directions, but one resounding theme rang out loud and ...

China sets the pace in global race to develop e-cigarette technology
South China Morning Post (subscription) - November 26, 2014

Makers of electronic cigarettes are racing to design and buy variations of a technology triggering a billion-dollar boom and prompted a backlash from health ...

Lorillard deal could boost Reynolds' profits
Winston-Salem Journal - November 26, 2014

... they would sell to Imperial Tobacco Group Plc the cigarette brands of Kool, ... cigarettes, adding Newport to Reynolds' portfolio would have raised menthol ...

Law prevents youth e-cigarette access, but use on rise
Hartford Courant - November 26, 2014

Jay Challinor stands in front of bottles of flavored e-liquids in The Smoke Shack. ... On Oct. 1, Connecticut joined 27 other states in banning e-cigarette sales to minors. ... The American Medical Association has called for a ban on what it calls ...

County Council considers e-cigarette ban
Montgomery County Sentinel - November 26, 2014

The bill restricts e-cigarette use for minors, bans their use in non-smoking areas, requires child-resistant packaging for the liquid nicotine used with them and ...

Up in vapor
Baltimore Sun - November 26, 2014

A crucial argument in the movement to ban smoking in bars, restaurants and ... have just banned traditional cigarettes sends a mixed message about nicotine and ... common, we will be right back where we started before indoor smoking bans.

Terry County Commissioners Court Meets
Brownfield News (subscription) - November 26, 2014

There was also a change made in the smoking policy. No smoking or tobacco use is allowed in any government building. This includes dipping and e-cigarettes.

Public Notice
Buffalo Bulletin - November 25, 2014

... Section 16-39, Sale of Tobacco and Requirements for Minors, of the code of the Town of the City of Buffalo, Wyoming to provide that electronic cigarettes may ...

New restrictions placed on stores that sell e-cigarettes
fox13now.com - November 25, 2014

... that are above and beyond that" said Aaron Frazier, executive director of Utah Smoke-Free Association, a non-profit that promotes the vapor industry. "So it's ...

Health department pleased with e-cigarette regulations
Daily Herald - November 25, 2014

Utah County is joining numerous other areas covering most of the state in creating regulations regarding e-cigarettes. Representatives have expressed hope the ...

Oregon Worst In Nation For Selling Tobacco To Minors - Again
Jefferson Public Radio - November 25, 2014

It's also expected to consider banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Currently they can be sold to any child that walks into a store. Copyright 2014 Oregon ...

MU Health Care goes nicotine-free
Columbia Business Times - November 25, 2014

... chewing tobacco, snuff, clove cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and similar products. In 2006, all MU Health Care facilities went tobacco-free inside and out.

Guest column: Gov. Snyder should sign common sense e-cigarette ...
MLive.com - November 25, 2014

If e-cigarettes aren't classified as tobacco, their argument goes, it will make it tougher to ... Michigan health director stands by other plan to ban sales to minors.

Health advocates ask mayor to veto council's vaping bill
Baltimore Sun - November 25, 2014

Public health advocates on Tuesday called on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to veto the City Council's ban on the use of e-cigarettes inside most businesses, ...

Health commissioner: E-cigarette bill isn't perfect but is a step forward
Baltimore Sun - November 25, 2014

Recent legislation regulating the use of electronic smoking devices passed by the ... amendments which provide that e-cigarette use will be permitted in casinos ...

E-Cigarette Bill Could Weaken Smoke-Free Law
WJZ 13 (Baltimore, MD) - November 25, 2014

Baltimore City is on the fence with whether the use of e-cigarettes should be allowed in public places. As Pat Warren reports, city council passed the bill under protest from a certain organization. The American Cancer Society wants the mayor to veto the

Opinion: Gambling on Baltimore's e-cigarette bill is bad for health and business
Baltimore (MD) Business Journal - November 25, 2014

It is hard to understand the rationale of the Baltimore City Council in passing a law that prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in all workplaces but carves out an exception for restaurants, bars and casinos. This action not only seems to contradict ...

Vape Poll: Are you annoyed by the now-ubiquitous vape pens and e ...
The Cannabist - November 25, 2014

But are you annoyed by the now-ubiquitous nature of vape pens, e-cigs and the vapor they produce? Yes! Get them out of my face. Not sure. I don't see them ...

Proposed limits on e-cigarettes welcomed
Waterloo Record - November 25, 2014

WATERLOO The province's plan to clamp down on the use of electronic cigarettes to protect youth pleases some in the region but not everyone. "We don't want it to become something

Ontario Takes New Action to Reduce Smoking and Obesity Rates
Exchange Morning Post (press release) - November 25, 2014

Ban the sale of e-cigarettes in certain places where the sale of tobacco is ... tobacco products, with a delayed implementation date for menthol-flavoured tobacco ...

Ontario's fear-based decision making
National Post - November 25, 2014

The bill would protect youth from tobacco products and e-cigarettes, and to ... It is true that the number of teens who had used an electronic cigarette within the ...

A place for e-cigarettes indoors?
The Weal - November 25, 2014

E-cigarette manufacturers claim that vaporizing nicotine is a cleaner and safer ... to join Alberta in banning flavoured tobacco products, including menthol.

Patients on oxygen therapy risk fire injury from 'vaping': Health Canada
CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - November 25, 2014

Electronic cigarettes include heating elements and a power source that may be charged from a USB port or a separate battery charger. These sources of heat ...

E-cigarette 'lure' fears might be unfounded
BBC News - November 25, 2014

The concern electronic cigarettes are a gateway to smoking might be unfounded, the first official UK figures suggest. Data from the Office for National Statistics ...

Think you're safe from fires by smoking an e-cigarette? Think again
PropertyCasualty360 - November 25, 2014

Electronic cigarettesalso called personal vaporizers or electronic nicotine delivery systemsare perceived by many smokers as a safer alternative. But according to a recent report from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), e-cigarettes come with their own unique risks: namely, fires and explosions.

The tide is turning in favour of e-cigarettes
The Pharmaceutical Journal - November 25, 2014

The use of e-cigarettes to smokers is one way to help improve smokers' health because licensed products, such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), may not ...

County health department adopts e-cigarette regulations
Daily Herald - November 25, 2014

PROVO -- The Utah County Health Department approved a measure Monday to put restrictions on the manufacture and sales of the e-cigarette e-juice that individuals use in vaping, which uses battery-heated juice to create a vapor for an individual to inhale.

Madison City Council snuffs out e-cigarette use in city buildings and facilities
whnt.com - November 25, 2014

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) Madison City Council unanimously voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all city-owned buildings Monday. The move comes as the smoking alternatives popularity continues to grow.

St. Charles city committee backs updated massage parlor, tobacco rules
Suburban Life Publications - November 25, 2014

The tobacco-related ordinance includes regulations for selling alternative nicotine products such as e-cigarettes, accountability of the tobacco licensees where ...

Morning Notes
Bethesda Now - November 25, 2014

New County Bill Would Limit Use Of E-Cigarettes A bill sponsored by Councilmember Nancy Floreen would prohibit using an electronic cigarette anywhere a traditional cigarette is prohibited. It would also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes by those age 18 and younger and would require child-resistant packaging. The bill will be introduced on Tuesday. [Montgomery County Council]

Ulman looking forward as he leaves Howard County's top post
Baltimore Sun - November 25, 2014

Ulman's time on the council showed hints of the progressive politics he would later embrace as county executive. In 2006, he was instrumental in getting a controversial smoking ban in bars and restaurants approved in Howard before it became law statewide.

After Debate, Massachusetts Town Won't Ban All Sales of Tobacco
Daily Signal - November 25, 2014

The pharmacy is one of eight retailers in Westminster that sells tobacco products. ... first community in the country to prohibit the sale of tobacco and e-cigarette ...

Montgomery County Council's Latest Proposed Ban: E-Cigarettes in Public Spaces
BethesdaMagazine.com - November 24, 2014

The legislation would ban people from using e-cigarettes in public spaces and buildings where regular cigarettes are prohibited. The move would also prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using e-cigarettes and require child-resistant packaging for the products. The state currently prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18.

Olathe looks at e-cigarettes
The Olathenews - November 24, 2014

The Olathe City Council is considering adding electronic cigarettes to the citys smoking ban. At its meeting Tuesday evening, the council attempted to include e-cigarettes in the citys Indoor Clean Air Ordinance, meaning the devices would be prohibited from being used in public places.

Rules needed for sale of e-cigarettes
Rock Hill Herald - November 24, 2014

Adults should have the option of using e-cigarettes. But, like cigarettes, they shouldnt be sold to anyone under 18. In the absence of federal regulations governing the use of e-cigarettes, a number of states have banned them. But e-cigarettes are almost entirely unregulated in South Carolina, except in a few cities that have banned their use in public buildings. That should change. The Legislature needs to study this issue and enact sensible regulations that prevent the use of e-cigarettes by minors.

Vaping Industry in Tough Fight Over e-Cigarette Bans
Associations Now - November 24, 2014

With cities and states around the country considering how to regulate e-cigarettes, the American Vaping Association is making its case for the devices as a healthier alternative to tobacco products. But with momentum building for regulation, its an uphill fight.

Electronic Cigarette Industry Crosses $3.5 Billion Threshold
Diabetes Insider - November 24, 2014

Despite all the controversy, electronic cigarettes are a new craze and trend that seems poised to stay. Actually it has quickly become a billion dollar industry. And with that, of course, electronic cigarette manufacturers are looking for ways to diversify their product lines and attract more customers.

Wynne defends tougher rules for e-cigarettes, menthol and flavoured tobacco
580 CFRA Radio - November 24, 2014

Premier Kathleen Wynne defended her government's push to make it against the rules to light up an e-cigarette in the same places where regular smoking is prohibited. "I don't want to do anything that would start to re-normalize the idea that smoking in the workplace or smoking in a school or smoking anywhere in public places would be acceptable," she said on Monday.

Arizona e-cigarette tax could bring in $6M a year
AZFamily - November 24, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Legislature's budget analysts say a tax on electronic cigarettes could bring $6 million a year in new revenue into the state's coffers.

BMA calls on ASA to ban TV ad featuring woman 'smoking' e-cigarette
Marketing - November 24, 2014

Meanwhile, the BMA argued that the commercial directly contravenes regulations which state that marketing for e-cigarettes must be socially responsible and ...

Ontario bans campus tobacco sales
The Medium - November 24, 2014

As of January 1, colleges and universities in Ontario will no longer be able to sell tobacco on their campuses as a result of a move by the provincial government to adopt stricter regulations on smoking. The provinces Smoke-Free Ontario Act will also make it illegal to smoke on bar and restaurant patios, playgrounds, public sports fields, and other recreational areas

Ontario bans flavoured tobacco, cracks down on e-cigarettes
OurWindsor.ca - November 24, 2014

The Ontario government is banning all flavoured tobacco including menthol and vaporizing e-cigarettes for teenagers and curbing their use throughout the province. Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla on Monday unveiled sweeping legislation that would treat the unregulated electronic smokes like traditional cigarettes.

E-cigarette sale for minors ban called for by school councils
CBC.ca - November 24, 2014

... Labrador Federation of School Councils issued a statement on Monday, calling on the provincial government to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

C-K Board of Health concerned e-cigarettes not a good role model for youth
Chatham Daily News - November 24, 2014

If legislation becomes law, it will include such measures as banning the sale of ... Although e-cigarettes are less harmful that smoking regular tobacco, he is said ...

Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen
Baltimore Sun - November 24, 2014

Turning the clock back by allowing the use of e-cigarettes in public places could create a host of new problems encouraging new tobacco users, reversing ...

E-cigarettes seriously harm your PC and Computers around you
ITProPortal - November 24, 2014

Many e-cigarettes offer a USB charging option but a story on social news site Reddit suggests that this is a potential source of malware attack. An executive's PC ...

Malware can be spread from e-cigarettes to PCs: report
domain-B - November 24, 2014

E-cigarettes might be marketed as a better alternative for the health of smokers than normal cigarettes, but not for their computers as the gadgets had emerged the latest vector for malicious software, according to online reports, The Guardian reported

Blu eCigs hires Bompas & Parr
Event Magazine - November 24, 2014

The Blu eCigs chandelier, which is inspired by the blue light that shines from Blu's electronic cigarettes, will appear almost alive to guests as the sounds of ...

New Electronic Cigarette Patents Coming Soon: Caffeine Cigarettes
Capital OTC - November 24, 2014

Electronic cigarette manufacturers are trying to find new ways of improving one of the most popular inventions of recent years. The electronic cigarette industry is worth billions of dollars and it seems that it keeps increasing. There is a new word added in the dictionary after the e-cigarette and even though health officials opinions are divided, the alternative to real cigarettes seems to become more and more popular. Also, experts say that the scientific evidence that supports the safety of e-cigarettes is not that vast. According to studies, 64% of electronic cigarette inventions ...

Pay per puff? Billion-dollar e-cigarette craze sets off race to secure new patents
Financial Post - November 24, 2014

While proponents see e-cigarettes as important tools for harm reduction, critics fear the devices may instead fuel a new wave of nicotine addiction and cite a lack...

Editorial: Town Meeting should keep tobacco regulation bylaws
Wicked Local Lexington - November 24, 2014

The Lexington Board of Health wants to add Lexington to the growing number of Massachusetts communities that are raising the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. The board has changed the local regulations and once the Board of Health adopts those regulations they will contradict standing town bylaws. In addition to increasing the age at which it is legal to buy tobacco products, these new regulations would add e-cigarettes to the items under the controls ...

E-cigarettes poison children, need more regulation, Washington ...
OregonLive.com - November 24, 2014

TACOMA, Wash. State health officials say too many children in Washington are being poisoned by contact with the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes. Now, the state's poison center wants the Legislature to adopt standards for making liquid nicotine packages child-resistant, as well as subject to consistent labeling rules.

Nicotine from e-cigarettes poisoning more of our pets warn UK vets
Mirror.co.uk - November 24, 2014

There are now an estimated four million people in Britain who have turned to electronic cigarettes. White Cross Vets, in Walkden, Greater Manchester, also ...

Is vaping the same as smoking? [VIDEO]
CTV News - November 24, 2014

Ontario has re-ignited the debate over e-cigarettes. The province plans ... Electronic cigarettes don't contain tobacco. ... He agrees with banning sales to minors.

City of Madison officials look to ban e-cigarettes
WISC Madison - November 23, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - E-cigarettes are not currently part of the Madisons smoking ban but the city council is looking to change that. However, with little information to prove the potential effects of the vapors advocates say banning them would be premature.

Poison experts: Regulate e-cigarettes
The Columbian - November 23, 2014

He said that the problem with e-cigarette exposure in children doesn't often ... ban free samples, vending machine sales and sales to minors, among other rules.

Mantachie official unplug public e-cigarette use
KPVI News 6 - November 23, 2014

MANTACHIE, Miss. (AP) The town of Mantachie has banned e-cigarette and similar inhalers from public places. Under the new ordinance, public e-cigarette and vapor inhaler use is forbidden inside local businesses and in or around town property like city hall and the park. E-smokers must be at least 25 feet away from the entranceway of a business.

Gainesville Bans E-Cigs Wherever Smoking Is Prohibited [VIDEO]
WCJB - November 23, 2014

That plea fell on deaf ears and the city passed an ordinance that basically defines e-cigarettes as a combustible tobacco product. Instead Commissioner Lauren ...

NCTD considers banning e-cigarettes, alcohol
Seaside Courier - November 23, 2014

The North County Transit District is considering banning electronic cigarettes and alcoholic beverages from its facilities, buses and trains.

OPINION: Separate designated vaping area
La Voz Weekly - November 22, 2014

In recent years, smokers have found healthier alternatives to traditional cigarettes and nicotine. The most popular among them are e-cigarettes, also known as ... De Anza College has considered creating a separate area for those who use vaporizers as opposed to standard cigarettes

'Vape' Joins Pot Lingo as Oxford's Word of the Year
New York Times - November 22, 2014

The Henley Vaporium in SoHo, New York, is a recently opened venue and cafe for those who want gather to smoke e-cigarettes or buy e-cigarette accessories.

Healthy habits or burning freedoms?
Juneau Empire (subscription) - November 21, 2014

An event meant to deter smoking nationwide was met by student dissenters rallying against a ban on their right to smoke. As of October this year, 1,477 college campuses nationwide have become smoke-free, according to the Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative. Of this number, 975 schools also prohibit other tobacco-related products. E-cigarettes and vaping devices should be included in bans, said Reeves, who quit smoking 17 years ago. She said vapors from those devices contain harmful ...

Vapor smoking prohibited at library
Russellville Courier - November 21, 2014

Electronic smoking devices will no longer be allowed within 50 feet of any of the ... Court passed an ordinance banning the devices from all county buildings.

America Won the Battle against Smoking but Risks Losing the War
Governing - November 21, 2014

In Americas public health battle against smoking, no place has staked more capital on eradicating the habit than New York City. Under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the city led the nation in efforts to ban smoking in bars and restaurants before such measures swept the states. It takes a three-pronged approach to drive down the rate of smoking: funding of antismoking programs, regular tax increases on cigarettes and restrictions on where people can light up. In the first seven years following the major 1998 tobacco settlement between the states and tobacco companies -- a settlement that provided states with billions of dollars of additional resources to reduce tobacco use -- habitual smoking declined 11.4 percent as states ramped up on all fronts. Washington state Rep. Reuven Carlyle, the finance committee chairman who proposed the tax, says the conversation will start again next year. Were not going to fight the same tobacco fight from the 50s and 60s, he says. Its incredibly patronizing to science, he continues, to let lobbyists persuade legislators that until there is a detailed analysis of every negative effect of e-cigs relative to a cigarette, nothing should be done.

A brief history of the e-cigarette
OUPblog (blog) - November 21, 2014

Beginning in mid-2016, advertising for e-cigarettes would be banned in the 28 nations of the European Union, as it already is for ordinary tobacco products.

'Vape' Is The Word Of The Year. Here's Why That's A Bad Thing.
Yahoo Canada Shine On - November 21, 2014

As proof that e-cigarette use has reached mainstream audiences, the folks at Oxford Dictionary have just announced vape as its word of 2014. In case youre unfamiliar, the term means to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.

COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community
Northwest Asian Weekly - November 21, 2014

According to a recent issue of the journal Addiction, scientists reported risks to users and passive bystanders from electronic cigarettes are far less than those ...

Smoking e-cigs can considerably reduce tobacco cravings
ABP News - November 21, 2014

Washington: A new research has demonstrated that e-cigarettes successfully reduce cravings for tobacco cigarettes, with only minimal side effects. Researchers ...

The wider social acceptance of electronic cigarettes
My Fashion Life - November 21, 2014

... or vaporizer pens as an alternative solution to traditional smoking. ... Also without the risk of second hand smoke being inhaled, e-cigarettes can be used ...

'No smoking' signs now apply to e-cigarettes, commission rules
The Independent Florida Alligator - November 21, 2014

Three men puffed smoke from their glossy vape pens outside Gainesvilles city hall in defeat. The city commission passed an ordinance Thursday banning the use of electronic cigarettes where smoking is already prohibited.

Tobacco use down in Georgia [VIDEO]
FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com - November 21, 2014

The South Georgia Cancer coalition is working to get Terrell County to adopt the policies. The concern now is the popularity of e-cigarettes and Black-N-Milds.

Smoke Free Indy hosts meeting on e-cigarettes
WISH-TV - November 21, 2014

Attorney Ross Silverman said the makers can advertise e-cigarettes as a lifestyle product, as long as they don't claim the e-cigs will help someone quit smoking.

CRIME Univ. of Md. student kicks medicine ball at roommate in ERC ...
Diamondback Online - November 21, 2014

Fires from e-cigarettes are rare, Sactor said, but can occur when users overcharge the batteries or use untested brands. Fire officials reported the e-cigarette to ...

Hingham, Mass. Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 19
halfwheel.com - November 21, 2014

Board of Health voted to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes by one year, upping it from 18 to 19 years of age.

Letter: E-cigarettes aren't being pushed on kids
St. Cloud Times - November 21, 2014

In the Sunday Our View "E-Cigarettes must be kept away from minors" made several misleading statements. To the point of keeping e-cigs away from minors, ...

Legislators hear from health care community
Great Falls Tribune - November 21, 2014

Medicaid expansion, the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act and pre-K were hot topics for a community health care forum and legislative listening session hosted Thursday by the Alliance for a Healthy Montana in Great Falls. The Clean Indoor Air Act, part of which is currently being challenged in a court case, and regulation of e-cigarettes among minors was another topic. We have to ...

Williamson County program aims to help smokers quit [VIDEO]
KXAN.com - November 21, 2014

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) Cigarettes and the second hand smoke that comes with them are linked to cancer and respiratory disease. A free program extended through the end of the year can help smokers kick the habit. In February, county officials approved a ban on using electronic cigarettes on county property. Officials said the devices are not F.D.A. approved and they could…

Debate if E-Cigs are an Effective Way to Quit Smoking [VIDEO]
KXNet.com - November 20, 2014

"My younger brother told me to try an electronic cigarette. I was able ... Instead of smoke, Adult Personal Vapors or APVs use flavored vapor. "The only ... Nicotine is still a carcinogen but there are a thousand carcinogens in cigarettes. I get one. ... "Most of the ecigarette companies are owned by tobacco companies. They're ...

Great Falls College MSU Hosts Great American Smokeout
KFBB NewsChannel 5 - November 20, 2014

Some of our folks are still experimenting with electronic cigarettes hookahs and personal vaping devices. I want them to get the skinny from me on what's going ...

Rise of electronic cigarettes concerning
Lakefield Standard - November 20, 2014

According to the Minnesota Department of Healths 2014 Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey, the percent of high school students who smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days dropped from 18.1 percent in 2011 to 10.6 percent in 2014. This remarkable decrease in cigarette smoking the greatest ever recorded by the Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey follows substantial efforts to alter cigarette smoking, including the 2013 tobacco tax, bans on indoor smoking and tighter restrictions on youth access to tobacco products. Additionally, use of chewing tobacco and cigars declined in Minnesota during this same time period. While these survey findings are excellent, concern for electronic cigarette use is alarming.

Bloomington places restrictions on e-cigs, cigars
Minnesota Lawyer - November 20, 2014

The Bloomington City Council has passed a new ordinance that places stricter regulations on the use of electronic cigarettes and sale of cheap cigars. The council voted unanimously to ban e-cigarettes in most public places, as well as sampling in stores where the devices are sold. The council also moved to discourage the sale of individual cigars,

How BrooklineTown Meeting voted: Second night
Wicked Local Brookline - November 20, 2014

Article 11: Adding electronic cigarettes to the town's smoking bylaw, which would not allow anyone under the age of 21 to purchase them, and outlaw them at ...

Editorial | Going smoke-free
The Courier-Journal - November 20, 2014

Kentucky lawmakers may have stalled on adopting a smoke-free law statewide, but Gov. Steve Beshear has done the next best thing: using an executive order to make all state buildings tobacco-free, inside and out. About 5,000 smoke or use other tobacco products, such as snuff, chewing tobacco or e-cigarettes. (The order bans use of all of those products on state grounds).

Tobacco-free tailgate raises awareness
UK The Kentucky Kernel - November 20, 2014

Ickes passed out brochures that provided information about treatment plans and e-cigarettes. TFTA also helped sponsor the photo booth, Ickes said.

Kentucky state property goes tobacco-free
WHAS 11.com (subscription) - November 20, 2014

(AP) - Kentucky state property is going cold turkey on Great American Smokeout day, ending the use of all tobacco products and electronic cigarettes on ...

E-cigarettes: A good way to quit smoking? [VIDEO]
wwlp.com - November 20, 2014

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Thursday marks the Great American Smokeout. Its a nationwide effort encouraging people to quit smoking. Many smokers have been encouraged to take up e-cigarettes as a viable alternative. But leaders with Tobacco Free Allen County say its an unsafe option.

City bans e-cigarettes in places where regular smoking is forbidden
Gainesville Sun - November 20, 2014

The Gainesville City Commission officially approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in places where smoking is already forbidden on Thursday, ...

Australians Ban Ecigarettes From Public
Techsonian (press release) - November 20, 2014

International laws are many and varied when it comes to ecigarettes. They are a somewhat controversial new type of delivery method for nicotine to smokers who want to quit. The Australian state of queensland is planning to outlaw e-cigarette use in certain public places, just as they have already done for regular cigarettes. They also plan on banning the sales to children or advertising for these types of cigarettes.

Nova Scotia legislature wraps after several contentious bills
CBC.ca - November 21, 2014

Amendments to legislation were also passed that outlaw the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and prohibits the use of the devices in indoor public places, although ...

German federal court rules that liquids in e-cigarettes are not medicinal, can be sold freely
Minneapolis Star Tribune - November 21, 2014

BERLIN A German federal court has ruled that the liquids contained in e-cigarettes aren't medicinal products and can be sold freely.

On This Great American Smokeout: Let's Finish It
Huffington Post - November 20, 2014

Rates of nicotine consumption and tobacco use remain high in the United States, and it's no surprise that with the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes, "vape" has now entered one of the most respected lexicons of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary. As only our truth campaign could say it: "E-cigs are kinda like a guy in a van. He might have ice cream. Or he might kill you. We just don't know yet." Robin Koval

More smokers transitioning to e-cigarettes
Tucson News Now - November 20, 2014

In a national push to get people to quit smoking for good, hotline workers are hearing more people try to kick the habit by transitioning to e-cigarettes.

Are E-Cigarettes safer than cigarettes? [VIDEO]
Fox 28 - November 20, 2014

Today marks the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke Out. It's the day dedicated to helping people quit smoking. All over Michiana health officials are holding discussions about a new player in the cigarette industry: the E-Cigarette. Electronic cigarettes have been around for a while, but they've really gotten popular in the past year. Some people think they're more dangerous and parents are worried about kids getting their hands on them. Others say vape-ing is changing their lives.

Study: E-cigarettes reduce tobacco cravings, help people quit
The Columbian - November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON Vaping is having a moment. The Oxford Dictionaries recently named the term, which means "to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an ...

 

Oroville City Council rejects request to reclassify vapor-type ...
Oroville Mercury Register - November 19, 2014

Oroville >> While various jurisdictions are still debating the safety of vapor-type electronic cigarettes, the Oroville City Council took a stand Tuesday night to ...

City Commission to vote on e-cigarettes
The Independent Florida Alligator - November 19, 2014

Even though e-cigarettes do not produce smoke or smell, the City Commission will vote on an ordinance that forbids the use of e-cigarettes where smoking is ...

Cigarettes? Vapor? How about neither
Bonner County Daily Bee - November 19, 2014

There is a lot of information about nicotine patches and gum, prescription drugs and, more recently, electronic cigarettes. There are varied opinions about each ...

Crystal Lake votes to not further regulate e-cigarettes
The Herald-News - November 19, 2014

She had tried everything, but only electronic cigarettes, also known as ... However, whether e-cigarettes help people quit isn't the question before the City ...

Indiana attorney general viewpoint [sic]: E-cigarettes threaten youth in ...
The Herald Bulletin - November 19, 2014

That's more than the national average, and doesn't include Indiana youth who are now experimenting with e-cigarettes, Hooka pens and other new smoking ...

Council discusses manager for arts district
My Eastern Shore - November 19, 2014

She said the campaign includes the new electronic cigarettes, which are popular with youth. ...

Macalester students kick MPIRG off campus
MinnPost - November 19, 2014

Says Elizabeth Baier at MPR, "Olmsted County commissioners have voted unanimously to add e-cigarettes to the county's smoking ban. What that means: ...

Olmstead Co. expands smoking ban to e-cigarettes
Minnesota Public Radio News - November 19, 2014

What that means: E-cigarette use will be banned in restaurants, businesses, government buildings ... Beltrami and Houston counties have passed similar bans.

E-cigarettes: More harm than good?
Helena Independent Record - November 19, 2014

A colleague of mine recently attended a family gathering where a relative puffed away on an electronic cigarette. The relative assured everyone that she was ...

New laws could target e-cig businesses
KING5.com - November 19, 2014

While tobacco smokers claim e-cigarettes helped them quit smoking traditional ... Vaping supplies could be banned from school campuses or the state could ...

'Vape' may be word of the year, but is 2014 the year stoners tried too ...
The Guardian - November 19, 2014

Futuristic smoke sticks seem cool now, but will they last? ... in nightclubs and restaurants, and the legislature here in California was working on a ban last year.

5 Facts That Everyone Gets Wrong About Vaping
Gizmodo - November 19, 2014

... all of the various local ordinances popping up, have prompted me to action. .... I personally had quit smoking for two years before I started vaping, and I use ...

E-cigarettes significantly reduce tobacco cravings
Medical Xpress - November 19, 2014

Electronic cigarettes offer smokers a realistic way to kick their tobacco smoking addiction. In a new ... Nicotine e-cigs are currently banned in Belgium. In light of ...

E-cigarettes: The 5 most annoying things about vaping
Metro - November 19, 2014

The verb - defined as to 'inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device' - has more than doubled in use according to ...

Prince Rupert school board bans e-cigarettes
Prince Rupert Northern View - November 19, 2014

Electronic cigarettes have joined tobacco products on the list of forbidden items in the Prince Rupert School District. While the use of e-cigarettes wasn't ...

E-cigarettes 'could help save millions', MSPs told
The Scotsman - November 19, 2014

ELECTRONIC cigarettes could deliver a "huge potential public health prize" and potentially help save millions of lives, a tobacco expert told MSPs. Campaigners have expressed concerns about the use of e-cigarettes - which allow smokers to inhale nicotin

Electronic cigarettes discussed
Press Association - November 18, 2014

Experts have recommended a cautious approach in regulating their sale and marketing, which will maximise potential benefits to smokers and minimise potential harm.

Rise of electronic cigarettes, impact on public health
Oxford University Press Blog - November 18, 2014

Finally, in a political system where corporate interests have shown a growing capacity to manipulate the rules to achieve their goals, how can the public interest be best protected?...Allowing Big Tobacco to use e-cigarettes to write a new chapter in this

Health Risks Of Nicotine Cast Doubt On 'Safer' E-cigarettes
Science 2.0 - November 18, 2014

Nor are they harmless; even without the smoke, nicotine poses a number of ... in harm reduction, so Australia's ban on the sale and promotion of e-cigarettes is ...

E-cigarette ban not about health -- Russ Rataczak
Madison.com - November 18, 2014

The city of Baraboo has been trying to ban smoking in public parks. ... I'm not saying its healthy to smoke these but if the reason for banning cigarets is a health ... If it was about your health, healthy cigarets on the market would not be banned.

School district bans e-cigs
Gaffney Ledger (subscription) - November 18, 2014

Cherokee County School District is updating its tobacco policy to include a ban on a tobacco substitute called electronic cigarettes.

Minneapolis, Bloomington, Olmsted County take steps to protect a ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) - November 18, 2014

They now have an opportunity to uphold the integrity of that law, by including e-cigarettes in it." The Freedom to Breathe coalition is a group of Minnesota's ...

Motion to ban e-cigs in public spaces pushes forward
Minnesota Daily - November 18, 2014

Minneapolis is inching closer to banning electronic cigarettes from indoor ... said Flum-Straw, who turned to e-cigarettes after years of smoking two packs a day.

Gutfeld: You wouldn't ban surgery, why ban vaping?
Fox News - November 18, 2014

Baltimore councilman James Kraft wants to ban e-cigs like regular cigs, because there hasn't been any real studies on them. So we must now disprove his ...

Letter: Great American Smoke-Out a starting point
Ames Tribune - November 18, 2014

... enough to regulate e-cigarettes last year by eliminating the sale and possession of ... The number of U.S. youth who used electronic cigarettes, but have never smoked a ... Over the summer, NJOY, a leading e-cigarette company, expanded its product ... Choosing to quit using tobacco and e-cigarettes is a difficult decision, ...

Controversy over ecigarettes growing as use does
KCCI Des Moines - November 18, 2014

Controversy over ecigarettes growing as use does. ...

Boulder smoking ban moves forward, with e-cigarettes decision to ...
The Denver Post - November 18, 2014

The Boulder City Council unanimously approved two versions of a broad outdoor smoking ban Tuesday night, one that includes e-cigarettes and one that would ...

Reynolds returns to heat-not-burn technology
Winston-Salem Journal - November 18, 2014

Eclipse, came and went in a four-year period...On Monday, Reynolds' management team gave analysts and investors not only a revival date for heat-not-burn - Feb. 1 in a test market in Wisconsin - but also a new name - Revo - that they hope can fulfill its

Vape gathers linguistic steam to become Word of the Year 2014
The Guardian (uk) - November 18, 2014

Oxford Dictionaries settles on term for using e-cigarettes after the word's usage more than doubled in the last year. / There is now even a vaping lexicon, according to the publisher, with coinages include vape pen and vape shop, e-juice - the liquid which

Health risks of nicotine cast doubt on 'safer' e-cigarette
The Conversation AU - November 18, 2014

E-cigarettes should not be sold in Australia, as a therapy or a consumer product. ... If successful, this would allow media advertising for e-cigarettes similar to that ...

The rise of electronic cigarettes and their impact on public health
OUPblog (blog ) November 18, 2014

In the United Kingdom, the percent of current smokers had ever tried ... prohibit most sales in vending machines, mandate warning labels, and ban free samples.

Great American Smokeout Coming November 20, 2014
Pine Tree - November 18, 2014

Recent products such as electronic cigarettes pose new challenges in helping people quit tobacco. All major tobacco companies now make e-cigarettes, which ...

E-cigarettes safety review after fires
WebMD.Boots.com - November 18, 2014

18th November 2014 - Trading Standards officers have been asked to carry out a review of safety advice given to users of electronic cigarettes because of ...

BOULDER CITY COUNCIL MEETING: AGENDA, November 18, 2014 5:30 p.m.
City of Boulder, CO - November 18, 2014

H. Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only, Ordinance No. 8015 amending Chapter 6-4, B.R.C. 1981, adding a new section 6-4-3.5 "Smoking Prohibited in Public Places," including electronic smoking device...

Boulder considers whether outdoor smoking ban should include e-cigarettes
Boulder Daily Camera - November 18, 2014

Boulder City Council is considering two versions of a broad outdoor smoking ban, one that includes e-cigarettes and one that does not. The City Council holds a first reading and vote on the smoking ordinance Tuesday. The council could adopt one version ...

Berry College Goes Tobacco-free in 2015
WRGA Rome's Newstalk - November 18, 2014

All 27,000 acres of the world's largest college campus, Berry College, will become tobacco-free beginning Aug. 1, 2015. This policy will apply to all employees, ...

Vapor4Life gears up for the Great American Smokeout in Northbrook
Chicago Tribune - November 18, 2014

"We believe our vaping kits, e-liquids, disposable e-cigs and other products help people. Our vape products are a true alternative to tobacco and are the closest ...

Police expand compliance checks to include e-cig, vapor products
Ames Tribune - November 18, 2014

The new state law, which took effect July 1, regulates the sale of electronic cigarettes, a growing alternative to tobacco cigarettes, and the liquids used in them by ...

Health Department Seeking Youth Access Law Educators for ...
Southern Maryland News Net - November 18, 2014

Maryland law prohibits the sale of tobacco products, including tobacco paraphernalia and electronic nicotine devices (e-cigarettes), to anyone under the age of ...

Bloomington Passes Ordinance To Ban E-Cigs In Indoor Public ...
CBS Local - November 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - With the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes, many cities are taking action to ban the use of them in certain places. On Monday night ...

Marijuana use still prohibited on UO campus
Oregon Daily Emerald - November 18, 2014

Roll it up or load it, joints are one of the many methods of smoking marijuana. ... and use is prohibited on campus, according to the University Housing Contract, ...

Madison City Council proposes to add e-cigarettes to smoking ban
WKOW - November 18, 2014

Madison (WKOW)-- E-cigarettes and "vaping" have become popular alternatives to the traditional smoking of paper cigarettes. Manufacturers and users claim ...

Ordinances, MOU's and A Resolution For Buffalo City Council
Sheridan Media (press release) - November 18, 2014

... heads, the council will have third and final reading on the Ordinance banning the sale, use, or possession of E-cigarettes and other similar products to minors.

Kick The Butts
My Motherlode - November 18, 2014

One product adding to the problem is electronic cigarettes according to Calaveras' health officer, who cautions that is not quitting. "E-cigarettes promote nicotine ...

Paul Soglin, council members move to add e-cigarettes to Madison ...
Madison.com - November 17, 2014

Wisconsin's indoor smoking ban, which took effect in 2010, bans smoking in bars, ... Appleton, Eau Claire and Neenah banned the devices on city property, and ...

Logan Municipal Council to consider e-cigarette ban
The Herald Journal - November 17, 2014

However, the city's ordinance technically bans e-cigarettes already, Akina said. ... Hyrum's city council recently discussed banning tobacco products, including ... Council voted to ban the use of all tobacco products outside of designated smoking ... The state Legislature banned the use of hookahs and e-cigarettes in indoor ...

Minneapolis takes first step against e-cigarettes
Minnesota Public Radio News - November 17, 2014

... one step closer to banning e-cigarettes in places where smoking is prohibited. ... on Monday approved a measure that would ban use of e-cigarettes in indoor ...

Minneapolis council committee OKs tighter e-cigarette rules
Minneapolis Star Tribune - November 17, 2014

The city already bans the devices in city-owned facilities and vehicles. ... "If you choose to place this ban, you are deciding that despite quitting smoking over a year ... "Businesses that don't want [e-cigarette] use are reacting and banning use.

DeLauro wants bans on e-cig flavors, sales to minors
The Valley Gazette - November 17, 2014

... Margaret Hamburg to back a rule that would ban e-cigarette sales to minors. ... in e-cigs use but conveniently forgetting the equal drop of 3% in smoking.

Carter promises achievement gains
Cortez Journal - November 17, 2014

The board also revised its tobacco-free school policy to include electronic cigarettes. "They're vaping, baby," said board member Diane Fox, who also warned ...

What's your opinion? E-cigarettes are just another way to kill yourself
The Desert Sun - November 17, 2014

Schurgin says this year's smokeout carries added significance because of the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes. He points out a story in the USA Today ...

Surveys to influence possible on-campus smoking ban
The Vanguard - November 17, 2014

On Nov. 3 university students, faculty and staff began receiving invitations via email to participate in a survey meant to gauge support for possible changes to Souths campus tobacco/nicotine policy, which currently prohibits smoking inside, and within 25 feet of, any facilities owned or leased by the University. As noted in the survey, the University of South Alabama is considering replacing the current policy with one making all academic campuses 100 percent tobacco/nicotine free. Along with cigarettes, chewing tobacco and snuff, the new policy could potentially also include e-cigarettes ...

Chico-based e-cigarette shop owner wants Oroville City Council to ...
Oroville Mercury Register - November 17, 2014

Oroville >> Are electronic cigarettes or vaporizing devices tobacco products? Not according to Chico-based A&M Vapes owner Aaron Andrus, who wants the Oroville City Council to amend its tobacco ordinance by reclassifying his product. The council will consider the request at the regular meeting Tuesday night. Andrus gave a non-agendized presentation on his nicotine-oil-based product to the City Council on Oct. 7. He explained that his product extracts oil from tobacco and people consume the oil through personal vaporizers.

E-cigarettes: new evidence on thirdhand smoke risk
Pakistan Observer - November 17, 2014

SCIENTISTS from the Roswell Cancer Park Institute in Buffalo, NY, have announced the findings of two studies respectively looking at evidence on thirdhand exposure to nicotine from e-cigarettes and the accuracy of e-cigarette product labels. Sales of e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) - where nicotine and other cigarette-associated substances are inhaled in a vapour through a battery-operated device - have doubled each year since 2008 in the US. E-cigarettes are not currently regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Smoking ban on planes: Nov. 21, 1989
HealthCentral.com - November 17, 2014

After a 25-year battle, smoking is essentially banned on all airline flights beginning and ending in the U.S. George H.W. Bush signs legislation that make it through Congress despite fierce resistance by legislators from tobacco states. More recently, companies selling electronic cigarettes, which emit no smoke, began promoting them as devices that can be smoked anywhereincluding on planes. And technically, they were rightthe existing law doesn't actually prohibit them. But none of major airlines is allowing e-cigarettes to slip through that loophole. For now, their position is that faux cigarettes are no more welcome on their planes than the real thing.

Camel maker Reynolds American launching cigarette that heats tobacco rather than burning it
Associated Press - November 17, 2014

...said Monday that it will begin selling Revo a cigarette that uses a carbon tip that heats tobacco after being lit in Wisconsin in February 2015. Reynolds said the cigarette is a "repositioning" of its Eclipse product first launched in the mid-1990s ...

Expanded smoking ban on most state property has some government workers fuming
Lexington Herald Leader - November 17, 2014

On most workdays outside the mammoth building that houses the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, dozens of state employees spend their twice-a-day, 15-minute breaks smoking. That activity will be snuffed out for good on Thursday, when the use of cigarettes and all other tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes, will be banned on most ...

Our View: E-cig use by state's teens a concern
Mankato Free Press - November 17, 2014

More than a quarter of Minnesota high school students have tried electronic cigarettes, according to a 2014 state survey. That's one in eight kids. The health ...

Minneapolis to Consider Restrictions on E-Cigarettes [VIDEO]
KSTP.com - November 17, 2014

Some believe lightly regulating electronic cigarettes might actually be better for public health overall if smokers switch and e-cigarettes really are safer. Others ...

Alva mulls tobacco-free ordinance
Enid News & Eagle - November 17, 2014

A tougher response to tobacco use on city property is expected to be considered at a future meeting of the Alva City Council. The existing resolution did not address some products, including electronic cigarettes, and was more of a policy, Dunham said. He noted an ordinance would be ...

Ban E-Cigarettes In Public Places, Urge Edmonton Students
Huffington Post Canada - November 17, 2014

Sabrina Singh, one of the students, said the city should amend its smoking ... In Toronto, the city has banned the devices from municipal work spaces. ... the administration for a report on the idea of banning e-cigarettes from public places.

NELSON: Four Steps to Kick the E-Cig Habit | One Sober Life
Psych Central - November 17, 2014

An e-cig copies the experience of smoking closer than any other options like gum or patches. It wouldn't be a step-forward if a person quit smoking tobacco only to find they were hooked on vapiing. For anyone who feels they are addicted to nicotine, they

E-cigarette use triples among high schoolers
Baxter Bulletin - November 17, 2014

For example, nearly 12 percent of high school students smoke cigars, up slightly ... The proposed rule would ban sales of e-cigarettes to people under age 18.

E-cigarettes shown to help curb tobacco use [VIDEO]
KITV Honolulu - November 16, 2014

Many fail that difficult challenge, but Hawaii researchers shed some light on how a number of smokers who "light up" are being helped. ... nicotine gum, patches, or cessation medication were 2-4 times more likely to pick up electronic cigarettes -- as a way to help them put down tobacco cigarettes.

Four Steps to Kick the E-Cig Habit
PsychCentral.com (blog) - November 16, 2014

E-cigarettes look techy and space age, so it is fairly easy to think the hype that e-cigs are safer than smoking is true. Unfortunately, they are not. E-cigs are just ...

Swift FDA Action Urged to Regulate E-Cigs
MedPage Today - November 16, 2014

E-cigarettes have the potential to eliminate consumption of combusted tobacco, but only when the FDA exercises "thoughtful" regulation of the products, authors of a perspective article concluded.

Touted as a healthier alternative, e-cigarettes pose health risks of their own
Daily Herald - November 16, 2014

Bubble gum, cotton candy, cookies and cream, milkshake, chocolate and more. Those and hundreds of other flavors sound pleasant, and understandably appeal to youth and others. More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013," said the CDC in a study published in the journal ...

Edmonton councillor to ask for more information as student group lobbies for city e-cigarette ban
MetroNews Canada - November 16, 2014

City council needs some hard facts on electronic-cigarettes before it can even consider imposing bans, said one Edmonton councillor. Coun. Andrew Knack said he intends to introduce a notice of motion at a Nov. 19 council meeting asking for more information from city administration on the health risks of e-cigarettes.

Woman lost everything when e-cigarette set her flat alight
ITV News - November 16, 2014

Figures show e-cigarettes were involved in more than 100 incidents in less than two years. Keeley Cooper's flat. Keeley's flat Credit: ITV News Central.

Clearing the vapor about regulating e-cigarettes
Daily Herald - November 16, 2014

Judd Carter, manager of the Vapor Pit, an e-cigarette specialty store in Provo, used e-cigarettes for years to help him stop chewing tobacco. I can personally say ... Madigan said licensing will restrict who can sell the devices and the e-liquid.

Our View: Do more to keep e-cigs, youths apart
St. Cloud Times - November 15, 2014

Surveys of Minnesota and U.S. youth show alarming increase in e-cigarette use. Lawmakers can slow this increase by immediately acting to limit access.

Columbia, Mo. Board of Health Endorses Tobacco Purchase Age ...
halfwheel.com - November 15, 2014

... the Columbia/Boone County Board of Health voted in favor of the idea, as well as to apply the age minimum to the purchase of electronic cigarettes, as well as ...

Eager Texas lawmakers file bills on gay marriage, open carry
Fort Worth Star Telegram - November 15, 2014

Hinojosa also filed SB96 and SB97 to regulate e-cigarettes, or vapor products. SB96 would bar their use on school property, and SB97 would extend many ...

Board of health signs off on Columbia tobacco, e-cigarette proposals
Columbia Daily Tribune - November 14, 2014

The board endorsed proposals to ban selling tobacco products to people younger than 21 and to add e-cigarettes to the Columbia's current restrictions on smoking inside public places. "One question in my mind is would that glamorization occur again?" he asked. "Would I be Joe Cool now that I can vape inside and get away with it? And how ...

Columbia/Boone County Board of Health recommends raising tobacco age to 21
Columbia Missourian - November 14, 2014

Columbia moved closer to raising the purchasing age for cigarettes to 21 on Thursday night. In front of a packed house, the Columbia/Boone County Board of Health voted to recommend an ordinance to change the minimum purchase age. The board also recommended raising the purchasing age for electronic cigarettes to 21. Both proposals passed by a vote of 6-2. County-appointed members Harry Feirman and Jean Sax voted no.

As US worries grow over teens smoking e-cigs, Britain presses on with first TV smoking ad [VIDEO]
The Drum - November 14, 2014

There has been a sharp rise in the use of electronic cigarettes by American teenagers, according to figures from the US Centers for Disease Control. The concerns come as a commercial showing a woman smoking a VIP e-cigarette has been shown for the first time this week on TV in Britain.

A step in the right direction for e-cigs
Pharmacy News - November 14, 2014

The decision by the ACT Government this week to release a discussion paper on the sale and use of e-cigarettes is a step in the right direction towards clarifying ...

E-cigarettes accidentally approved, left on Therapeutic Goods ...
ABC Online - November 14, 2014

They are smoke-free and tobacco-free, but not always nicotine free. Consist of a liquid nicotine cartridge, a vaporization chamber that heats and atomizes the ...

E-Cigarettes: The Trendy Quitting Tool In The Media Eye
Neon Nettle - November 14, 2014

But the reality is they are not smoking a cigarette at all; they are 'vaping' an e-Cigarette, the ... As tobacco cigarettes caused millions of deaths every year, e-Cigarettes are ... strawberry and mint, vanilla, menthol, and silky smooth rich tobaccos.

Why E-Cig Makers Put Up Large Warnings On Their Packs
Forbes - November 14, 2014

Big tobacco companies are usually not fans of heath warnings on cigarette packs. We have written earlier on how Philip Morris is dragging the Uruguayan Government to court after they passed legislation mandating the display of large warnings on cigarette packs. (See Philip Morris Uruguayan Lawsuit) It turns out that in the U.S., tobacco companies that have diversified into e-cigarettes are voluntarily putting up large warnings on e-cig packs.

The number of high schoolers smoking e-cigarettes has tripled since 2011
Washington Post (blog) - November 14, 2014

Another year, another uptick in the number of youth puffing on vaporized tobacco. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that e-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among high school students, a trend the agency warns could undermine some of the progress made in reducing tobacco use among adolescents. "We've seen continued declines in tobacco use, but e-cigarette use is rising and that's ... day e-cigarette marketing and latter day traditional cigarette advertising.

E-cig popularity among youth is alarming- CDC
Beta Wired - November 14, 2014

Federal health officials are now worried that the popularity of e-cigarette ... the US FDA proposed to ban its sale to minors, that is 18 years old and below. ... As Sutton put it, kids shouldn't use tobacco products at all, including e-cigarettes. ...

E-Cigarette Use Rising Among Teens
U.S. News & World Report - November 14, 2014

E-cigarettes are currently unregulated at the federal level, but a new Food and Drug Administration proposal would ban their sale to minors. More than 35 ...

Many reasons why e-cigarettes should not be sold in pharmacies
The Pharmaceutical Journal - November 14, 2014

In response to recent articles in The Pharmaceutical Journal and to add to ongoing discussions within the pharmacy profession surrounding the hot topic of electronic cigarettes, there are some points worth considering. From the middle of 2016, they will come under the revised EU Tobacco Products ... the displays of medicinal products and the non-healthcare related items

E-Cigarette Flavorings May Pose Respiratory Risks
Pharmacy Times - November 14, 2014

The flavorings used to improve the taste of electronic cigarettes may pose their own respiratory health hazards, the authors of a JAMA viewpoint article argue.

Smoking ban headed to council
The Turlock Journal - November 14, 2014

The Turlock Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission approved a reaffirmation of a smoking ban dating back from 2003 Tuesday night in a 6-2 vote, with one new caveat: electronic and vapor related products will now be prohibited as well, pending the approval of the City Council.

Rehoboth to target e-cigs
Cooper contends confusion not a compelling reason for ban
Cape Gazette - November 14, 2014

Rehoboth Beach commissioners will vote Friday, Nov. 21, on a measure that would add electronic cigarettes to the citys ban on smoking on the beach and Boardwalk. Commissioner Stan Mills, who championed the ban on smoking tobacco instituted earlier this year, said e-cigarettes create confusion for enforcement officers because they look just like real cigarettes.

Lexington council approves immediate ban on e-cigarettes in bars, restaurants, and most other workplaces
Lexington Herald Leader - November 14, 2014

Lexington adds e-cigs to indoor smoking ban, effective immediately Lexington on Thursday became the eighth Kentucky community to add electronic cigarettes to a ban on smoking in most indoor work spaces.

Beaver County approves tobacco-free policy
Timesonline.com - November 14, 2014

BEAVER -- People who use tobacco products on Beaver County properties will face stiffer penalties beginning Jan. 1. The county commissioners approved a tobacco-free policy Thursday. The new measure calls for a warning and then a $25, $50 or $100 penalty for subsequent offenses for employees, visitors and others, such as contractors. The measure expands a previous policy, and tobacco products including cigarettes, pipes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, snuff and chewing tobacco would be banned.

West Shore School Board finalized ban on student vaping, e-cigarettes
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com - November 13, 2014

LEWISBERRY The West Shore School Board finalized several revisions to its tobacco products policy for students Thursday night, including a ban on ...

Use of e-cigarettes among young people in Oregon on the rise ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - November 13, 2014

Regular smoking dropped from 11.5 percent to 9.4 percent but e-cigarette use ... "On the tobacco front, we have some work to do," Vines told The Oregonian after ... has one of the highest rates of illegal tobacco sales to minors in the country, ...

E-cigarette ban at University System of Georgia seen as PR move, not public health
The College Fix - November 13, 2014

Though the University System of Georgia board of regents won't say why it included e-cigarettes in its month-old ban of all forms of smoking even those without smoke students tell The Red & Black they don't think it has to do with the public-health effects of vaping itself.

Electronic cigarettes will be banned in all non-smoking areas in ...
Westside Today - November 13, 2014

The use of e-cigarettes will also be banned in residential areas where smoking is already prohibited, including non-smoking apartment and condo units and ...

Electronic cigarettes banned in Santa Monica, Calif.
The Korea Times US - November 13, 2014

SANTA MONICA (CNS) Electronic cigarettes will be banned in all non-smoking areas in Santa Monica beginning today, including the Santa Monica Pier, beaches and the Third Street Promenade.

Many Questions Surround Spike In E-Cig, Vape Usage
The Dispatch - November 13, 2014

Cigarette ads featured all your favorite figures, from Mickey Mantle to Santa Claus. ... The liquid, often referred to as juice, comes in hundreds of flavors, ranging from .... e-cigarettes should be included in the ban on tobacco products, he said.

It Looks Like Candy, But With Nicotine Base
750 KXL - November 13, 2014

... and buy e-cigarettes and products that look like candy or lip gloss. There are 8,000 flavors of liquid nicotine available. Flavored tobacco and nicotine products ...

E-Cigarette Use by Youths Rising
Wall Street Journal - November 13, 2014

The FDA didn't propose banning Internet sales, limiting flavors or restricting ads. ... Brian King, an epidemiologist with the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health, said, ... The Democratic senators previously introduced legislation that would ban ...

E-cigarette use triples among high schoolers
USA TODAY - November 13, 2014

... falling from 28% of high schoolers in 2000 to 12.7% of high school students in 2013, said Peter Hamm, a spokesman for the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids

Smoking Cigars Or Cigarettes Is Equally Harmful, Study Says
Lung Cancer News Today - November 13, 2014

Nevertheless, the rates regarding these diseases are still much higher among cigar smokers than non-smokers which proves that cigars are also harmful.

FDA regulatory expansion jeopardizes public health
Human Events - November 13, 2014

E-cigarettes are battery-powered nicotine delivery systems, simulating tobacco smoking by producing a water-vapor plume resembling smoke. New regulations ...

'Vaping' may offer clues on smoking addiction
Independent Online - November 12, 2014

In a small pilot study, the researchers used electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to mimic the behavioural aspects of smoking tobacco cigarettes, and say future ...

Local cost of smoking may float higher
Juneau Empire - November 13, 2014

E-cigarettes will be included in the new city code, but only if they contain nicotine. "The burden of proof for nicotine content will fall on manufacturers," said Dr...

Electronic cigarettes will be banned in all non- smoking areas in ...
Westside Today - November 13, 2014

An ordinance approved by the City Council last month outlaws e- cigarettes in any place where traditional smoking is already banned. Those areas include ...

Local organizations partner to Host Town Hall Meeting on Electronic ...
Salem Leader - November 13, 2014

Do e-cigarettes help people quit smoking? Are they safe? What do they look like? What are the laws about e-cigarettes, and what do we need to do to protect ...

University of Iowa Staff Council majority wants comprehensive ...
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines - November 13, 2014

Ten members voted to amend the current policy - which bans smoking but not ... County Board of Supervisors has added e-cigarettes to the county's smoking ban, ... Iowa City is considering banning use of e-cigarettes on city-owned property, ...

Substance Abuse Advisory Commission endorses tobacco age ...
Columbia Daily Tribune - November 13, 2014

... Advisory Commission endorses tobacco age increase, e-cigarette ban ... to the city's indoor smoking ban, despite an opponent's questions about the legality of ...

NM lawmakers push for bills regulating e-cigs
KRQE News 13 - November 13, 2014

People most often use e-cigs or vaporizers to take the place of cigarettes when they're trying to kick tobacco. The e-cigs are filled with a solution that contains ...

Police: Substance-fueled incidents at UW becoming more serious
Laramie Boomerang - November 13, 2014

"We are starting to see more of the edibles and what we are also seeing, which is difficult for law enforcement, is the issue of the electronic cigarettes. They are ….

Houston employers struggle with how to handle e-cigarettes in the workplace
Houston Business Journal - November 13, 2014

...the office, can second-hand vapor be harmful? When it comes to traditional smoking, Houston companies handle smoking policies differently. Some offer casual guidelines for when employees can take smoke …

City holds off on e-cig ordinance
La Crosse Tribune - November 12, 2014

The devices currently aren't included under BRF's indoor smoking ban ordinance, which mimics the state law enacted four years ago that bans smoking in ...

Anne Geschke: Prohibit e-cigarettes in workplaces
Madison.com - November 12, 2014

Dear Editor: One can walk into any workplace in Wisconsin and experience smoke-free air, free from inhaling cancer-causing chemicals from cigarettes.

Experts concerned about e-cigarette overheating
KIRO Seattle - November 12, 2014

A day after an e-cigarette explosion sparked a house fire in Tacoma, experts told KIRO 7 there may be occasional problems with overheating the device, ...

Expert panel discusses rising number of teens using e-cigarettes
nwitimes.com - November 12, 2014

Raising awareness of the health risks associated with tobacco-free smoking products was the focal point of the forum hosted by The Tobacco Education and ...

First 5 Solano commission amends tobacco policy to include e ...
TheReporter.Com - November 12, 2014

The policy change is a direct response to the recent uptick in e-cigarette usage and accidental child poisonings caused by tobacco and/or nicotine products in ...

VIDEO: 2 Investigates: Poisonings from e-cigarette liquid spikes, mostly among children
KTVU/BayInsider.com Fox Ch. 2 (Oakland, CA) - November 12, 2014

...alarming trend in California: the number of calls to Poison Control for nicotine poisoning from e-cigarette liquid is on the rise, more than doubling in just the last year. And California Poison Control reports that most of those cases involve young ...

Lung cancer is decimating Alabama
Yellowhammer News - November 12, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are banned, too. In addition to smoking bans, some states are piling on the "sin taxes" to discourage tobacco use. The five states with the ...

E-cigarettes are making smoking seem too sexy, say campaigners
Offlicence News - November 12, 2014

Deborah Arnott, chief executive of anti-smoking charity Ash, said: "Vaping is safer than smoking but it's not harmless and e-cigarettes should only be promoted to ...

ACT Government to release discussion paper on regulating e-cigarette use
Sydney Morning Herald - November 12, 2014

People under the age of 18 could be banned from buying e-cigarettes, as the ACT Government considers ways to regulate their use and reduce consumer appeal. The proposal is included in a new discussion paper on reducing the harms of personal vaporizer…

GLANTZ: Surprise! Lorillard Tobacco publishes two papers finding e-cigs pose no hazard
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - November 12, 2014

Both papers say that the authors, who are employees of Lorillard, have "no conflict of interest." This seems odd, given that their employer has a strong interest in the outcome of these studies. It is also concerning that the IJREPH used Konstantinos F

Fire chief: Man burned in e-cig explosion
KOIN.com - November 12, 2014

In this April 23, 2014, file photo, Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago. A new government study by the Centers for Disease Control ...

VapeRev Invites District 58 California Assembly Member Cristina ...
Yahoo Finance UK - November 12, 2014

"I am exploring the idea of authoring consumer protection legislation in the vaping industry and this educational visit was very informative and a good first step in ...

Council should include e-cigs in successful clean-air law
Lexington Herald Leader - November 12, 2014

Proponents insist e-cigs are a way to reduce harm to smokers and that any pollutants occur in such small concentrations as to be insignificant. A growing body of ...

Jerome Christenson: Smoking was cool. Vaping? It's a vapid vice
Winona Daily News - November 12, 2014

However, a bunch of them are taking up e-cigarettes - which isn't cool at all. In fact, it's probably the goofiest dang habit to come down the pike since Beanie ...

MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Four die on snow-slicked roads
Pierce County Herald - November 12, 2014

Currently the Minneapolis and Bloomington city councils are looking at ordinances that would put e-cigs under the same regulations as traditional cigarettes and ...

'Vapers' aid GOP winner of seat in state House
Albuquerque Journal - November 12, 2014

Thomson co-chairs the Tobacco Settlement Revenue Oversight Committee, which has been discussing the regulation of electronic cigarettes and other vaping ...

Public Notice
Buffalo Bulletin - November 12, 2014

Sydney Rowe, Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, encouraged Council to approve the ordinance and expressed concern with the e-cigarette popularity ...

Should e-cigarettes be subject to the same regulation as tobacco ...
The Express-Times - lehighvalleylive.com - November 11, 2014

The VapeMeister store in Easton located on Northampton Street is one of many stores opening that caters to the growing popularity of e-cigarettes. ( Sue Beyer ...

Editorial: Protect the kids from e-cigs
Bend Bulletin - November 11, 2014

E-cigarettes present a public health conundrum: They appear to be far less dangerous than regular tobacco cigarettes are, but much more damaging than not ...

E-cigarettes at the beach; precedents of a phony news story ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - November 11, 2014

An electronic cigarette contains a nicotine liquid, heated to produce vapors. When spent, would it be more pocket-friendly as garbage or tossed to the ground ...

Cannabis e-cigarettes? Why not, says Tulsa-based firm
Tech Times - November 11, 2014

E-cigarettes heat liquid nicotine to turn it into inhalable mist. Marijuana oil will go through the same process. This concerns the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics ...

Are Winona kids smoking less, or just differently?
Winona (MN) Daily News - November 11, 2014

Winona Senior High School assistant principal Dave Anderson said he doesn't catch many students smoking traditional cigarettes at school, but that "e-cigarettes have taken off dramatically" since the end of the last school year. ...

Health officials concerned about e-cigarette popularity among teens
WDRB - November 11, 2014

(WDRB) -- Health professionals gathered in Clark County on Tuesday to discuss electronic cigarettes, especially the popularity of the products among teens.

VAPEREV TO PARTICIPATE IN THECERRITOS REGIONAL ...
Music Talkers - November 11, 2014

Fast growing and trendsetting Southern California based vape shop and distribution company VapeRev (www.vaperev.com) is set to participate in the Cerritos ...

We Are Sending E-Cigs to President Obama. The Washington Times ...
Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog - November 11, 2014

Once a daily smoker, he is now living a smoke-free life thanks to long-term nicotine use. We are hopeful that the National Center's care package will cause ...

GLANTZ: Substantial evidence of e-cigarette use among never and former smokers (both adults and youth): That's not harm reduction
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - November 11, 2014

Lauren Dutra and I recently reviewed the evidence that a substantial and growing minority of youth using e-cigarettes have never smoked conventional cigarettes. There are several recent papers that show substantial e-cigarette use among never-smoking a

Special Issue "Electronic Cigarettes as a Tool in Tobacco Harm Reduction" / Published Papers (9 papers)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - November 11, 2014

Are they effective in promoting smoking reduction or as a complete substitution, and why? Is there a potential to cause harm, and at what level compared to smoking? How should they be regulated? These are crucial issues that need to be addressed. Therefor

Flavorings in e-cigarettes may be harmful
Examiner.com - November 11, 2014

Numerous flavored products, which appear to appeal to teens and young ... new population of nicotine-addicted users among never-users of tobacco products. ... for flavors are restricted to flavorings used in human foods, and that "e-cigarette ...

There Can Only Be One Winner In Big Tobacco's E-Cig War
Seeking Alpha blog network - November 11, 2014

It simply comes down to the fact that Altria can outspend its smaller peers. Further, Altria is working on the development of other reduced risk products that can win over and sway the consumer towards its brand. And this is without mentioning the fact ...

RTE refuses to air ads for e-cigarettes
Irish Independent - November 11, 2014

RTE says it will wait for the development of specific advertising codes before deciding if it will air commercials for e-cigarettes... e-cigarettes are neither classified as tobacco products nor cures for smoking, and …

WILSON: E-cigarette vaping: as sexy as gutting fish
Electronic Telegraph - November 11, 2014

Benji Wilson reviews the controversial e-cigarette advert that aired in last night's episode of Grantchester on ITV / The e-cig makers prefer to cast it as an aid to stopping smoking, as well as the latest must-have accessory. How would a sultry...

AMA Supports Further Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes to Protect Youth
MarketWired - November 10, 2014

New AMA Policy Calls for Establishing a Minimum Legal Purchase Age for E-Cigarettes of 18...

Ask Doctor K: Safety of e-cigarettes has yet to be established
NewsOK.com - November 10, 2014

Anthony Komaroff, M.D.: It's true that e-cigarettes can provide a nicotine fix without exposing smokers to cancer-causing tobacco, and they provide something to ...

Montreal's McGill University Bans E-Cigarettes
MTL Blog (blog) - November 10, 2014

Not the first school in Montreal to change its smoking policy to include e-cigs, ... after Université de Montréal's and College Montmorency's ban on e-cigs which ...

E-cigarettes should not be advertised - we don't even know how ...
The Independent - November 10, 2014

The white cloud is not smoke but rather vapour containing nicotine and flavouring. It's easy to be fooled. ...

UK's first e-cigarette TV advert to be aired tonight
Metro Café (uk) - November 10, 2014

The short clip shows a pretty woman smoking the battery-powered cigarette before she says: 'The great taste of VIP. E-cigarettes and e-liquids.' VIP co-founder Dave Levin said: 'This advert will mark the first time in almost 50 years that TV audiences s

RJ Editorial: Governing e-cigs
Meriden Record - November 10, 2014

Their suggestions speak to the alarming absence of proper e-cigarette ... Smoking cigarettes, whether electronic or not, is a lifestyle choice (albeit one not ...

Van explodes in Rotherham after e-cigarette is left charging inside
Daily Mail - November 10, 2014 (UK)

Head of community safety for the service Kevin Ronan said: 'Fires caused by e-cigarettes are an emerging trend which, two years ago, simply did not exist.

Gilbert becomes third Arizona city to regulate e-cigarettes
azcentral.com - November 10, 2014

A closeup of a woman smoking an electronic cigarette outdoors. ... lauded Tempe's amendment, saying that e-cigarettes reinforce the image of regular smoking.

Under age 21? No buying cigarettes in Evanston
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - November 10, 2014

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - An ordinance banning the sale of cigarettes to anyone ... Local officials say they realize it will not tamp out smoking by young people, but ...

E-cigarettes topic of Jeffersonville meeting
Evening News and Tribune - November 10, 2014

Clark County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition is hosting a town hall meeting to educate the public on electronic cigarettes at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov...

Wandering Eye: The vaping debate continues, scandal in the ...
Baltimore City Paper (blog ) November 10, 2014

Luke Broadwater's piece in The Sun about the Baltimore City Council's bill to ban the use of vapor products wherever smoking tobacco is already prohibited ...

Mendham residents can learn dangers of electronic cigarettes
New Jersey Hills - November 10, 2014

"What Are You Really Smoking" will be presented by speakers from New Jersey Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy (GASP) as well as Daytop in Mendham.

E-cig vendor branches into cannabis oil
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - November 9, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an Oklahoma electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a ...

Brigantine, NJ Bans Smoking on Municipal Property
halfwheel.com - November 9, 2014

Last week, the Brigantine City Council passed ordinance 15-4 which prohibits smoking on municipal property, including the use of electronic cigarettes. Notably ...

City Council poised to limit 'vaping'
Baltimore Sun - November 9, 2014

Maryland has prohibited the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, but placed no restrictions on whether the devices can be smoked indoors. Twenty-six other states ...

On Twitter, dubious health claims from e-cigarette bots
Latinos Health - November 9, 2014

it appears the kinds of so-called commercial Twitter accounts identified in the study have found a way around the one rule the FDA currently has established with regards to e-cigarette marketing: a ban on cessation claims.

E-Cigarette Firm Eyes Emerging Cannabis Oil Market
AP - Associated Press - November 9, 2014

The growing availability of legal pot opens the door for Tulsa-based Palm Beach Vapors to market a method for producing a cannabis oil product that can be inhaled through a common e-cigarette, according to CEO and co-founder Chip Paul.

Dueling Studies Say E-Cigs Can Help Quit, But Also Addicting ...
Physicians News Digest - November 9, 2014

According to a new study from the Center for Survey Research, smokers who used electronic cigarettes every day for one month (intensive users) were six times ...

Vital Signs: Safety of e-cigarettes hasn't been determined, so vaping ...
The Daily Progress - November 9, 2014

In addition, because people aren't hindered by the restrictions placed on traditional cigarettes (no smoking indoors, etc.), they have easier access to nicotine and ...

Terrebonne General Medical Center declares its campus a smoke ...
The Republic - November 9, 2014

In previous months, the medical center had declared designated smoking areas in a ... The policy bans the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and ...

Minnesota to release data on teen e-cigarette use
WXOW 19 ABC (La Crescent, MN/La Crosse, WI) - November 9, 2014

Minnesota health officials are planning to release results of the state's first-ever survey on the use of e-cigarettes among students in middle and high school.

1 in 8 Minnesota high school students smoke e-cigarette, new state ...
The Republic - November 10, 2014

Ehlinger supports expanding the state's indoor smoking ban to e-cigarettes. The survey also found that fewer high school students are using cigarettes and other ...

E-cigarettes: The next battle in the smoking fight
Lexington Herald-Leader - November 8, 2014

The gathering has the feel of a hipster wine tasting with artisanal cheese. About two dozen folks, mostly men, mostly bearded, contentedly exhale clouds of white-gray mist as they chat and share tips about their favorite flavors and devices. Many carry ...

Town hall meetings on electronic cigarettes
Lebanon Reporter - November 8, 2014

Sheriff Nielsen and Tobacco Free Boone County have teamed up to conduct a series of Town Hall Meetings for Boone County residents to learn about electronic cigarettes. Everyone is encouraged to attend a meeting near you to learn factual information ...

Pet dog Suey killed after e-cigarette explosion in Birches Head home
Stoke Sentinel (This Is Staffordshire) (uk) - November 8, 2014

A COUPLE had a lucky escape from a house fire - but lost their pet dog - after an e-cigarette exploded. John Walters and Carole Poulson escaped the blaze at their Birches Head home by climbing through a bedroom window.

E-CIGARETTE SAFETY ADVICE AFTER COUPLE'S LUCKY ESCAPE
Island Echo - November 7, 2014

We are seeing people plug e-cigarettes in wall chargers that are designed for equipment such as mobile phones or tablets. These are much more powerful ...

Moorpark College may become a tobacco-free campus
Moorpark Acorn - November 7, 2014

The policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snuff, snus, water pipes, pipes, hookahs, chew, and any other noncombustible tobacco product, ...

E-cigarette ban advances to full county council.
prgnewshawaii.com November 7, 2014

On Thursday, the Hawaii County Councils Public Safety and Mass Transportation Committee voted 6-2 to send Bill 302, outlawing the use of e-cigarettes anywhere tobacco is prohibited, to the full council with a positive recommendation.

Time to restrict e-cigarettes
Quad City Times - November 7, 2014

A recent study shows that e-cigarettes pose a poison threat to toddlers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, says it saw an explosion in calls regarding poisoning from e-cigarette liquids (which contain nicotine) from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014.

Mendham residents can learn dangers of 'new-age' smoking devices
New Jersey Hills - November 7, 2014

...is intended to educate the public on the hazards of smoking devices like electronic cigarettes, vape pens and hookah sticks, as well as present research on the ...

Baltimore City Council considers plastic bag surcharge
WBAL Baltimore - November 6, 2014

The legislation is making its way through City Hall as electronic cigarettes are gaining in popularity but remain largely unregulated. The proposal would make ...

Bic lighter disasters
Chicago Tribune - November 6, 2014

Electronic cigarettes may be more tempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, and once young people have tried e-cigarettes they are more ...

Gainesville Commissioners Agree on E-Cig Regulation
WCJB - November 6, 2014

Gainesville, FL -- It was a unanimous vote Thursday night, in favor of an ordinance that bans using E-Cigarettes where tobacco products are already allowed.

Polaris brings their American-made e-liquids to the show floor
allvoices - November 6, 2014

Second, their business, for the most part, serves the advertising needs of other businesses. ... If you don't know what e-liquids are, its the stuff you put inside of e-cigarettes. ... As a matter of fact, some studies even indicate that e-cigarette smokers will surpass ... They also, in case you are wondering, offer a tobacco flavor.

N.S. Liberals expect to pass bill banning e-cigarette smoking in public indoors
TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration) - November 6, 2014

Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine says his government will pass a controversial piece of smoking-related legislation even without an originally proposed ban on flavoured tobacco. Earlier this week, the Liberals removed the ban on flavoured products from the bill, citing witness testimony at the law amendments committee. The majority of the testimony, however, focused on flavoured e-juices used in e-cigarettes, which do not contain tobacco, and how they have helped people give up smoking.

We love to hate on smokers, unless it's pot
azcentral.com - November 6, 2014

The nicotine patch and gum are fine to use, so why tax e-cigarettes? ... Now, people are advocating more taxes on e-cigarettes even though there is no proof ...

Re "The market goes up in vapor" (Let Freedom Ring, Oct. 16):
Reno News & Review - November 6, 2014

One wonders what Brendan Trainor was smoking when he penned his rant on the ... of e-cigarettes and purported threats to civil liberties posed by smoking bans. Let's start with his claim that the "rationale for banning second-hand tobacco smoke is ... Vaping has been quickly banned in stadiums, shopping areas and most ...

Council Approves Ordinances, More Work for NW Pipeline
Sheridan Media (press release) - November 6, 2014

An ordinance that would ban the use, possession or sale of e-cigarettes or vaporizing ... gave a few comments on youth e-cigarette use before the council voted.

DLA Piper | Welcome to the second edition of DLA Piper's Food and ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - November 6, 2014

Finally, we take a look at the way in which the regulation of tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, in changing and the steps which were taken in the ...

E-cigs may seem safer, but health concerns rise from the ashes
U-T San Diego - November 6, 2014

The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, is gaining popularity in the United States with millions of Americans having tried "vaping" at least once. Catering ...

Ban e-cigarette use indoors: health unit
Belleville Intelligencer - November 6, 2014

Public health authorities are advising workplaces to ban electronic cigarettes and ... by the Smoke-Free Ontario Act or the Federal Tobacco Act. They are, however, ... including businesses, to have a policy banning e-cigarette use indoors.

Lucky escape for Island couple after e-cig charger explodes
On The Wight - November 6, 2014

The Isle of Wight Council's trading standards team and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are advising users of electronic cigarettes to always charge ...

E-cigarettes blamed for household fires in Lancashire
Lancashire Evening Post - November 6, 2014

They have attended dozens of incidents suspected to have been sparked by e-cigarettes or related equipment including chargers in less than three years.

Reminder to Register for FDA Workshops on E-Cigarettes
CSPnet.com - November 5, 2014

The first workshop will be held December 10-11, 2014, in Washington, DC and the agenda will include e-cigarette scientific studies, packaging, labeling of ...

UMass Boston Study: Smokers Who Use E-Cigarettes Regularly More Likely to Quit Tobacco
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) - November 5, 2014

The new study from the Center for Survey Research shows that smokers who ... Thirteen percent of them had quit smoking entirely at the three-year follow-up.

Wyoming organization hopes to pass e-cigarette ordinance
Kotatv - November 5, 2014

The teen smoking rate in Wyoming is above the national average and part of that ... city council members in Buffalo to vote on an ordinance that will ban the sale, ...

Usage of e-cigarettes growing in our area
WJAC Johnstown - November 5, 2014

According to the CDC, one in five U.S. adults who smoke have tried e-cigarettes as either a substitute to regular cigarettes or as a way to quit smoking, but are ...

Q&A: Your questions about e-cigarettes answered
Sun Sentinel (subscription) - November 5, 2014

... last year, as dominant tobacco companies like Reynolds American get into the market. .... or restaurants, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

Nova Scotia drops parts of e-cigarette legislation
CBC.ca - November 5, 2014

The Nova Scotia government has introduced changes to legislation banning the use of ... Smoke-Free Nova Scotia applauded the decision to ban vaping and ...

Winnipeg restaurants will seek clarity on e-cigarette use at forum
Winnipeg Free Press - November 5, 2014

While a handful of Canadian cities have banned their use in public places ... Manitoba Health isn't considering a ban either, said a department spokeswoman. ... "I don't think that people would really consider smoking in one of our rooms.".

Officials need to research e-cigarette issue
Clinton Herald - November 5, 2014

Back in February, the Area Substance Abuse Council recommended prohibiting the use of tobacco-free nicotine products, namely electronic cigarettes, inside all ...

Ordinance bans youth use of e-cigarettes
C&G Newspapers - November 5, 2014

Ordinance bans youth use of e-cigarettes ... unanimously approved an ordinance banning the sale of e-cigarettes to persons under the age of 18 ... Freitas added that e-cigarettes are known to be used as a vessel for smoking Cloud 9, the new ...

Washoe incumbents win; GOP takes state senate majority
Reno Gazette Journal - November 5, 2014

She is also expected to sponsor legislation for a state tax on e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine in the form of water vapor. Areas where they can be smoked ...

Usefulness of e-cigarettes questioned by Erie County official, CDC
Buffalo News - November 5, 2014

Even though smoking has been banned in public facilities since 2003, e-cigs ... Establishments do, however, have the right to ban e-cigarettes at their discretion...

The new tobacco war / They may be safer, but could e-cigs renormalize smoking?
The Bend Bulletin - November 5, 2014

....e-cigarettes could significantly reduce the harm for smokers, taking away the tar and other carcinogens that cause myriad health problems, saving millions of lives and billions in health care costs. On the other hand, e-cigarettes carry the risk of ...

Lawsuit filed after e-cigarette explodes
KSL Channel 5 (Salt Lake City, UT) - November 5, 2014

Ronald D. Boren claims the Prodigy V3.1 electronic cigarette unexpectedly blew up while he used it at his home in February 2013. The explosion sent burning debris and battery acid into his mouth, face and eyes and caught his hair on fire, the lawsuit ...

Hemp, Inc.'s IHMMCC Signs Agreement With VaporBrands ...
CNNMoney - November 5, 2014

Perlowin contined, "E-cigarettes have triggered a fierce debate among health experts. Of course, proponents say they are a safer alternative to tobacco and in ...

Study shows more guidance needed for smokers using e-cigarettes
HealthCanal.com - November 4, 2014

The study highlighted that users of products not available through official services, should be encouraged to seek reliable information and guidance about interventions they are using to stop smoking. Researchers quizzed more than 320 smokers from the

E-cigs around campus blow mixed signals
Hilltop Views - November 4, 2014

... bringing up the ever-present debate to join fellow universities in banning tobacco use. ... Walking around campus, the presence of cigarette smoke is undeniable. ... Association (SGA) to determine whether or not to ban smoking on campus, ... of students believed that e-cigs should not be banned on St. Edward's campus.

Amy Smith column: 'Vaping' the lesser of two evils?
Salisbury Post - November 4, 2014

In 2006-2007, e-cigarettes were introduced in the United States. ... Also after the initial costs, e-cigarettes are cheaper than the typical tobacco cigarette, which ... Flavored liquids for e-products are most likely not in a child-proof container which ...

E-cigarettes create fog of confusion for policymakers
Le Mars Daily Sentinel - November 4, 2014

Davis noted the Northwest Iowa Tobacco Free Coalition offers a service to review the tobacco policy of an organization and suggest ways to create a ...

E-cigarette dangers highlighted at DARE conference opener
Carroll Daily Times Herald - November 4, 2014

Marketed most often as a tool to quit smoking, e-cigarettes have actually enabled individuals to "get around" smoke-free air laws, said Wheeler. They have also ...

MSU weighs options on campus tobacco policy
Murray Ledger and Times - November 4, 2014

Steve Beshear issued an executive order stating that all state buildings, grounds and fleet in Kentucky will become free of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes ...

Brookline teens tackle the buzz around e-cigarettes
Wicked Local Brookline - November 4, 2014

But as regular tobacco use at school has been crippled, electronic cigarettes are becoming the rage. E-cigarettes are battery-powered vaporizers that heat up a ...

School Board Changes Tobacco Use Policy
Cibola County Beacon - November 4, 2014

CIBOLA COUNTY - At their Oct. 28 meeting, the Grants/Cibola County School board changed the district policy that covers the use of electronic cigarettes.

Youth Tobacco Survey Shows Less Smoking, More E-cigarette Use ...
Camel City Dispatch - November 4, 2014

However, current use of electronic cigarettes among North Carolina high school ... report using two or more forms of tobacco, such as hookahs or e-cigarettes.

University should ban cigarettes, allow e-cigs
Hilltop Views - November 4, 2014

Because St. Edward's antiquated policies allow smoking on campus, the university should at least ban cigarettes and instead allow students to smoke e-cigs.

Buffalo Council's E-Cigarette Ordinance To Have Second Read
Sheridan Media (press release) - November 4, 2014

Buffalo's proposed Ordinance banning the sale, gift of, possession of, or use of electronic cigarettes by those under the age of 18 will have its second of three ...

Does an e-cigarette fall within your no ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - November 4, 2014

The 1st July 2007 saw England introduce law that made it an offence to smoke in enclosed public places and workplaces. Since the ban and the heightened ...

Switching to e-cigarettes may not be helpful, study suggests.
NorthJersey.com - November 4, 2014

A study published in the journal Cancer concluded that e-cigarette users were no more likely to quit smoking successfully than regular cigarette smokers.

Regular smokes might be worse, but e-cigs no panacea
Sun Sentinel - November 3, 2014

For many public-health professionals, e-cigarettes were the long-awaited solution to the tobacco epidemic. Finally, we have a product that looks like cigarettes, ...

Cynthia Cabrerea [sp]: Clearing up hazy fallacies regarding vapor ...
Sun Sentinel - November 3, 2014

An estimated 5 million smokers have turned to vapor products like ... Yet some communities have banned vaping in public areas. ... As an industry, we know that an appropriate degree of government oversight is needed, like a federal ban on ...

State bans selling e-cigarettes to minors
Enid News & Eagle - November 3, 2014

Legislation went into effect Saturday banning the sale of electronic cigarette and ... "Making these smoking simulation devices illegal for minors means fewer ...

E-cigarettes banned from Comanche County property
KSWO - November 3, 2014

Comanche County commissioners voted Monday morning to add e-cigarettes to the list of restrictions. The new ban will prevent people from using an e-cigarette ...

Ohio bill seeks to make e-cigarette liquid childproof
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune - November 3, 2014

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that provide users with aerosol ... State law prohibits minors from obtaining, possessing and using the e-cigarettes.

Burn out: e-cigarette market crashes in Spain
The Local.es - November 3, 2014

Spain has yet to introduce such regulation but has banned the use of electronic cigarettes in public places like hospitals and schools because of their possible ...

Spate of fires blamed on e-cigarettes
Crewe Guardian - November 3, 2014

A spate of fires involving electronic cigarettes and associated equipment have been reported in recent months. In April Helen Coles, from Crewe, was woken by ...

E-cigarettes linked to more than 100 fires
Telegraph.co.uk - November 3, 2014

Electronic cigarettes have been linked to more than 100 fires, new figures reveal. Fire services in the UK are now attending at least one blaze involving the ...

ALLAN: E-cigarettes promote nicotine to a new generation: Terry Allan, Cuyahoga County health commissioner
Cleveland Plain Dealer - November 2, 2014

Advertising, online sales, and use of e-cigarettes in public places promotes nicotine to a new generation and renormalizes the presence of tobacco products in our society. We already know children are highly vulnerable to these deceptive marketing practi

EARLY: E-cigarettes are personalized tool to help smokers quit: Meaghan Earley, Euphoria Vapor
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer - November 2, 2014

Let's be honest for a moment: e-cigarettes smell much better than regular cigarettes, right? There is no worry for those around individuals who use e-cigarettes to worry about toxic fumes entering their bodies or second-hand smoke, as there is no harmful

Solon wants sale, use of e-cigarettes regulated
GMA News - November 2, 2014

A lawmaker wants to regulate the manufacture, distribution, sale, importation and use of electronic cigarettes, which has become popular among smokers trying to overcome their tobacco addiction.

Ohio Lawmakers Work to Protect Children from E-Cigarettes
WSAZ-TV - November 2, 2014

Shannon Jones has sponsored a bill to ban the sale of products used in ... State law prohibits minors from obtaining, possessing and using the e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are personalized tool to help smokers quit: Meaghan ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com - November 2, 2014

There is a constant debate regarding whether or not electronic cigarettes should be banned in public places. Working at Euphoria Vapor, a Cleveland vapor ...

E-cigarettes promote nicotine to a new generation: Terry Allan ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com - November 2, 2014

After a great reduction in smoking rates and many thousands of lives saved, ... have already banned e-cigarettes in places where cigarettes aren't allowed.

E-cigarettes and vaping banned on London public transport
DigitalJournal.com - November 1, 2014

London - The sudden rise in popularity of E-cigarettes has helped many people ease or eliminate their need for cigarettes, but has left the law playing catch up.

Smoke without fire: What's the truth on e-cigarettes?
USA NEWS - Nov 1, 2014

Scroll down to download this guide to the important facts and figures about e-cigarettes They've been named safe, risky, a way to quit smoking and a way to ...

10 health stories that mattered this week
CMAJ October 31, 2014

Nova Scotia plans to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all indoor public places. ... ban stores from selling e-cigarettes to minors and from displaying and advertising ...

Peabody considers vapor shop exemption to proposed e-cigarette regulations
The Salem News - October 31, 2014

PEABODY The citys Board of Health postponed approving revised local regulations Thursday night that would ban e-cigarettes from being used in the workplace or in public in Peabody. The board wanted to take time to tweak the proposed language to create an exemption for vapor shops. The decision came after testimony from several vapor shop owners and e-cigarette customers, who all asked for an exemption. They argued that the main reason people patronize the shops is to get help to quit smoking, and the main benefit the shops offer is demonstrating to customers how to safely operate the electronic devices. I agree with the public ban, but customers come to us to learn more about e-cigarettes ... if they leave without learning how to use it, theyre likely just to toss the device and go back to cigarettes, said Hank Tran, who runs Peabody Vapors on Main Street.

Chippewa Valley Coalition supports Macomb e-cigarette ordinance
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers - October 31, 2014

Macomb Townships recently approved ordinance banning e-cigarette sales to minors or possession by minors, including a $500 fine, earned support from the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families.

Organizers kick off effort to recall Chadwick
Columbia Daily Tribune - October 31, 2014

Organizers of a recall effort intended to remove First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick from office are circulating petitions and attempting to build a broad base of support for her ouster among groups with various grievances. Recall effort organizers said that, while they were incensed by Chadwicks vote on the cultivation bill, constituents have had other reasons to be disillusioned, including her role in negotiating a development agreement with Opus, her proposal to ban alcohol in Douglass Park and, more recently, her proposal to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 and to ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors.

India May Ban E-Cigarettes
Huffington Post - October 31, 2014

NEW DELHI, Oct 30 (Reuters) - India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry ...

Govt considers ban on e-cigs, single smokes
Business Today - October 31, 2014

The government is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, in the latest bid to control the booming US $3 billion global market.

E-Cigarette Revolution arrives in Macau
Macau Business Daily - October 31, 2014

Electronic cigarettes have arrived here. With the real thing banned from mass gaming floors, and a universal ban on tobacco products from New Years Day, e-cigarettes time may have come.

Family's "lucky escape" after e-cigarette charger starts fire
Bournemouth Echo - October 31, 2014

A MUM-OF-THREE from Poole has told of her lucky escape after an e-cigarette charger started a fire in her home in the early hours.

Smoke without fire: What's the truth on e-cigarettes? ($$)
New Scientist - October 30, 2014

They've been called safe, dangerous, a way to quit smoking and a way to start. New Scientist sifts through the evidence about e-cigarettes ...

The action we're taking for designated smoking areas
The Advocate - October 30, 2014

MHCCs dazzling new sign on the corner of 257th and Stark is sure to turn heads, but a little farther down by the bus stop, there is an instant turn-off. Youve seen it; weve seen it Everyone has seen smokers dangling right off the edge of Mt. Hoods property, puffing their cigarettes. We dont want to hash people out for smoking, but they do make our institution look unprofessional. Whats really shocking about this? Its not so much the smokers, but the fact that this issue has been smoldering on the back burner for many years. People have wanted to change the no smoking policy for a while, and its time we at Mt. Hood took action. The Advocate has written numerous editorials about this subject and yet we havent provided a well-thought-out solution. The no smoking policy is black-and-white for a reason. Black-and-white rules are the most efficient, but theres a problem here: The gray area just wont go away. People smoke on campus anyway, and they smoke all along the perimeter, choking up the sidewalks and entrances to the school. People get away with smoking their e-cigs, too, because they arent technically smoking tobacco.

Université De Montréal Permanently Bans E-Cigarettes
MTL Blog (blog) - October 30, 2014

The university's statement outlines the new policy, with e-cigs banned in any ... the decision to ban e-cigs was made simply to respect all of the non-smokers on ...

E-cigarettes: proceed with caution
The Pharmaceutical Journal (UK) - October 30, 2014

I note that your online poll suggests support for the sale of e-cigarettes in pharmacies (2014;293:412). It is not clear who you polled but that is beside the point.

Apartment smoking ban passed
Half Moon Bay Review - October 30, 2014

It includes e-cigarettes but not medical marijuana. "The Health System believes the passage of the ordinance will significantly contribute to improving the health ...

Watsonville city leaders ban e-cigarettes in public places
KIONrightnow.com - October 30, 2014

An e-cigarette is a battery-powered vaporizer, which for some gives the same high as tobacco - but produces a mist rather than actual cigarette smoke...

Swap that cancer stick for a healthier, tastier option! E-cigs and ...
The Southern - October 30, 2014

E-cigs and premium flavors of e-juice at Cool Breeze Vapor in Marion! ... Cool Breeze are always available for questions and insights into electronic cigarettes.

CITY OF BUFFALO REGULAR MEETING MINUTES October 21, 2014
Buffalo Bulletin - October 30, 2014

Councilman Lakin seconded. Motion carried. Mayor Dyess explained there was a problem in Buffalo with electronic cigarettes which has prompted the proposed ...

Watsonville city leaders ban e-cigarettes in public places
KIONrightnow.com - October 30, 2014

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - An e-cigarette is a battery-powered vaporizer, which for some gives the same high as tobacco - but produces a mist rather than actual cigarette smoke. On Tuesday Watsonville city leaders voted unanimously to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public spaces, though they are still allowed to be sold in stores.

Tribune Opinion: Greeley City Council takes right steps on e-cigarettes
Greeley Tribune - October 29, 2014

Bars across Greeley have been weighing their options on whether to ban ... this is a little complicated because in 2003 Greeley voters banned smoking in public.

Taxing e-cigarettes: For sin or consistency?
azcentral.com - October 29, 2014

These new "smoking" products won't produce nearly as much revenue as ... Cities like Tempe have banned them, even though the federal Food and Drug ...

Watsonville bans e-cigarettes in public spaces
Santa Cruz Sentinel - October 29, 2014

E-cigarette users inhale vapor instead of the smoke of traditional cigarettes. ... Eduardo Montesino said he wondered if the devices could be banned altogether.

Get up and go!
Post-Tribune - October 29, 2014

... hookah pens, e-hookahs, vape pipes and ecigarettes at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Valparaiso Community Schools administrative board room, 3801 N. Campbell ...

India favours ban on e-cigarettes Dr Harsh Vardhan outlines ...
Business Standard - October 29, 2014

Dr Harsh Vardhan, who is credited with writing the first ever anti-smoking ... He however pointed out that banning ENDS should not be an end in itself.

Parents warned to keep e-cigarettes out of reach as poisoning ...
The Pharmaceutical Journal - October 29, 2014

There has been a significant rise in the number of cases of children ingesting the liquid in e-cigarettes, prompting poison experts at Public Health England to ...

The Banning of E-Cigarettes In London and New York
The Epoch Times (blog) - October 29, 2014

E-cigarettes have taken the world by storm in the recent years helping many people to quell their cigarette habit. Laws took a while to catch up with the times and ...

Rechargeable E-cigarette Sales Increased, Electronic Cigarette ...
PR.com (press release) - October 29, 2014

Richard, an analyst of Electronic Cigarette Union, thought that the market for rechargeable e-cigarette still remains strong. Lorillard Inc has released its new...

E-Cigarettes: A Helpful Tool To Quit Or Just A Load Of Hot Air?
Neon Nettle - October 29, 2014

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are now being banned in more and more places. 'E- smoking' is no longer allowed on any form of public transport and coffee ..

What Is Propylene Glycol? Fireball Whisky Recall Centers On ...
International Business Times - October 29, 2014

... and cosmetics, to create artificial smoke and fog, and is an ingredient in electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigs or e-cigarettes, among other applications.

Delay In Industry Consolidation Expected To Keep Altria Earnings ...
Trefis - October 29, 2014

The major contributor to this was the rollout of MarkTen brand of e-cigarettes across 60,000 retail stores in western U.S. However, the competitor, Vuze from ...

Richland School District Two approves $1.9 million for Ridge View ...
ColaDaily.com - October 29, 2014

... to its policies regarding tobacco use. Alternative cigarette products such as e-cigarettes now are prohibited on school grounds or at school-sponsored events.

Poll: Saskatoon's largest concert venues ban e-cigarettes
MetroNews Canada - October 28, 2014

Despite the fact Saskatoon's smoking bylaw has zero mention of electronic ... both TCU Place in Saskatoon's downtown and SaskTel Centre have banned the .

New rules for E-Cigarettes
Barbados Advocate - October 28, 2014

... promotion and sponsorship to ensure that manufacturers of the e-cigarette do not target youth and non-smokers or persons who do not currently use nicotine.

Macomb Township regulates E-cigarettes, gears up for sidewalk ...
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers - October 28, 2014

On Oct. 22, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees adopted an E-cigarette ordinance. The ordinance bans E-cigarette sales to minors and E-cigarette ...

San Marcos tightens e-cig rules
U-T San Diego - October 28, 2014

... that have banned the use of electronic cigarettes wherever traditional smoking is ... E-cigarettes don't create smoke, but rather vapor as they deliver nicotine to the ... should have tougher rules for e-cigarettes - including banning indoor use in ... "It concerns me only because the decision (to ban) is made out of ignorance ...

EDITORIAL: Electronic cigarettes are bad bet for kids
Pottstown Mercury - October 28, 2014

If adult smokers feel they are gaining ground in defeating the deadly habit by substituting e-cigarettes for the real thing, then they are welcome to do so. But children should be discouraged from smoking cigarettes of any kind even subliminally.

The Debrett's guide to modern manners revealed
Daily Mail - October 28, 2014

'As electronic cigarettes become more popular, so to do the number of enquiries that Debrett's receive on the device. 'The most pressing question is whether

E-cig, Vape Users Brace for FDA Regulations
Houston Press (blog) - October 28, 2014

The big companies have capital to certify their flavors and advertise mainstream e-cigarettes like Blu and NJOY, which pretty much taste like shit. Thomas ...

Crystal Lake considers e-cigarette restrictions
Suburban Life Publications - October 28, 2014

CRYSTAL LAKE - Crystal Lake's proposed ban on electronic-cigarette ... With no state ban on e-cigarette usage in place, Crystal Lake officials proposed banning use ... Crystal Lake outlaws smoking lounges and hookah lounges but vaping is ...

Experts Say That E-cigarettes Are Popular Among Teens
Youth Health Magzine - October 28, 2014

In Long Island's youth, health experts and even school officials attest to the increased number of teenagers using e-cigarettes. In fact, the purpose of e-cigarettes ...

Mohave County Assessor to make Planet Ranch presentation to ...
Today's News-Herald - October 28, 2014

County supervisors have cited the declining land on county tax rolls, arguing it increases the cost to taxpayers. ... Nicholson said local Indian tribes have transferred or applied to transfer into ... a piece, they diminish the percentage of land available (for taxes)," he said. ... Keep e-cigarettes out of Mohave County buildings (7) ...

Study shows twice as many teens using e-cigarettes
WSAU - October 27, 2014

RHINELANDER, Wis. (WXPR) -- A new report profiles a doubling of use of unregulated e-cigarettes among teenagers. E-cigarettes are a battery-powered ...

Peabody eyes indoor ban on electronic cigarettes
The Salem News - October 27, 2014

Under the revised city regulations, which are being pursued in the absence of state controls, the sale and use of e-cigarettes would be subject to all the same ...

Nova Scotia stokes industry frustration with e-cigarette legislation
Daily Business Buzz - October 27, 2014

John Haste of the Electronic Cigarette Trade Association, a national organization representing retailers and manufacturers of liquid e-cigarettes, called Health Minister Leo Glavine's crackdown a 'knee-jerk' reaction based on incomplete science. ...

The smoking lamp is out
The Register-Guard - October 27, 2014

Earlier this month, RAI CEO Susan Cameron urged the FDA to move faster to set regulations for e-cigarettes, which heat liquid nicotine to produce an inhalable ...

Electronic Cigarette Union: E-Cigarette Sales Volume Will Reach 45 Million
PR.com (press release) - October 27, 2014

An expert of the Electronic Cigarette Union, Bowen predicted that the profit margins for e-cigarettes will be boosted further with an increase in its sales, due to the ...

Should e-cigarettes be taxed in Arizona?
Tucson News Now - October 27, 2014

A $1 billion shortfall in the state budget by 2016 could be reason for state lawmakers to tax electronic cigarettes.

Over-regulation defeats the purpose of e-cigarettes
Baltimore Sun - October 27, 2014

In her commentary supporting heavy-handed restrictions on e-cigarette use, Interim City Health Commissioner Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey misses a central point about how and why e-cigarettes are so widely touted as a way to reduce the harm from smoking ("Regulate Baltimore's e-cigarettes," Oct. 22). By banning their use in public and indoor spaces, Baltimore would take away a competitive advantage that public health advocates should want e-cigarettes to have...

Macomb Township regulates E-cigarettes, gears up for sidewalk improvements
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers - October 27, 2014

On Oct. 22, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees adopted an E-cigarette ordinance. The ordinance bans E-cigarette sales to minors and E-cigarette possession by minors, according to Macomb Township Trustee Clifford Freitas. ...

Editorial: E-cigs and schools
The Daily News Online - October 27, 2014

For decades, schools have worked to discourage young people from smoking cigarettes, trying to keep them healthy. Today's youths know that tobacco smoke is ...

New law prohibits minors from purchasing, possessing e-cigarettes
Wilton Bulletin - October 26, 2014

A new law regarding electronic nicotine delivery systems and youth smoking prevention went into effect Oct. 1. Public Act No. 14-76 makes it illegal for a minor (under age 18) to buy or possess in public an electronic nicotine delivery system or vapor product known as e-cigarettes and for anyone to sell, give, or deliver one to a minor

Tempe's public e-cigarette ban rankles some as counterproductive
Arizona Daily Star - October 26, 2014

In August, Tempe became the first city in Arizona to pass an ordinance restricting the use of e-cigarettes, or e-cigs, in enclosed public areas including restaurants and bars. Despite the new limitations, Dewberry and others say Tempes e-cig industry isnt slowing down.

AIHA Cautions Against Indoor Use of Electronic Cigarettes
Occupational Health and Safety - October 26, 2014

It reviewed current scientific information and evaluated the effects of chemicals used in e-cigarettes and emitted from them. The paper indicated they can emit ...

Health Column: E-cigs trending among teens, experts say
Riverhead News Review - October 26, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-operated ... toxins and carbon monoxide delivered by conventional tobacco cigarettes. ... poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from just ... The little bottles are all bright in color, and they are cherry- and chocolate-flavored, she said.

E-cig company fires up rapid growth plan
RichmondBizSense - October 26, 2014

Its retail operation sells electronic cigarettes, the devices that heat liquid nicotine, known as juice, ... Avail also manufactures its own e-cigarette flavored liquid.

Fond du Lac County Board to vote on e-cigs
Fond du Lac Reporter - October 25, 2014

Fond du Lac County Executive Allen Buechel will present the 2015 budget and supervisors will vote on whether to prohibit e-cigarettes inside county buildings as part of the October meeting of the Fond du Lac County Board.

Does This Spell the End for the Electronic Cigarette?
Nasdaq - October 25, 2014

In addition, labeling an electronic cigarette as a tobacco product ensures that it stays out of the hands of minors. ... With industry growth already slowing and the industry possessing such small market share, electronic cigarettes' time may have ...

E-cigarettes in pharmacies
The Pharmaceutical Journal - October 24, 2014

I attended this year's Pharmacy Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 5-6 October 2014 ... flogging their e-cigarette products to attendees, many of whom are pharmacists. ... to give up smoking while at the same time promote the sale of e-cigarettes? My local Boots pharmacy has a display stand of e-cigarettes right next to the ...

Nova Scotia to ban use of e-cigarettes in indoor public places
Cape Breton Post - October 24, 2014

HALIFAX (CP) - The use of e-cigarettes would be banned from use in indoor ... the definition of smoke to deal with waterpipes and vapour from e-cigarettes.

Electronic Cigarette Retail Sales Will Jump Twice, Eletronic ...
PR.com (press release) - October 24, 2014

Phoenix, AZ, October 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Electronic cigarette sales are expected to increase 100% in the fourth quarter, along with an increasing of 135% ...

St. Charles looks to ban e-cigarettes indoors
Chicago Tribune - October 24, 2014

St. Charles officials are working to ban the use of electronic cigarettes from ... The ordinance proposes steeper fines for those caught smoking or vaping in a ...

E-Cig Ban Recieves First Reading
WUKY - October 24, 2014

Similar to the city's smoke-free ordinance, it would ban the use of e-cigs and similar nicotine delivery systems at the workplace and within public buildings.

E-cigarettes could still be dangerous, Harford health officials warn
Baltimore Sun - October 24, 2014

Harford County health officials warned residents that electronic cigarettes are just as bad as the real thing. Susan Kelly, director of the county's health ...

Holyoke debate between Republican state Sen. Don Humason ...
The Republican - masslive.com - October 24, 2014

... public transportation, Holyoke's Morgan School and whether the state should tax electronic cigarettes the same as regular ones (both said yes on that).

Forest Lake group to offer e-cig info for youth, parents
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - October 24, 2014

Information about electronic cigarettes and tobacco addiction will be provided by the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau in a session Nov. 3. "The goal is just to ...

New tobacco ordinance passed by Devils Lake City Commission
Devil's Lake Daily Journal - October 24, 2014

At that time, she proposed the idea of amending the local ordinance to prohibit the sale and use of electronic cigarettes for minors. After the proper language to ...

City to consider e-cigarettes in smoking ban
KHON2 - October 23, 2014

A city councilman wants to expand the smoking ban, to include e-cigs. ... A clear signal that e-cigs needed to be banned in other places as well according to the ...

Clearing up hazy fallacies about e-cigs: Front Burner
Orlando Sentinel - October 23, 2014

The reasons are understandable: vaping can mimic smoking, without the ... Yet some communities, including Orlando, have banned vaping in public areas. ... that an appropriate degree of government oversight is needed, like a federal ban on ...

E-cigarette businesses in Greeley await decision on future
Greeley Tribune - October 23, 2014

The concoction, made fresh in the store for use in an e-cigarette, is one of ... However, the future of the store is in limbo as the Greeley City ...

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