Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic Cigarettes are NOT a safe alternative!

Electronic or e-cigarettes are devices designed to mimic cigarettes. The metal tubes are designed to look like real cigarettes and contain a cartridge filled with a nicotine-laced liquid that is vaporized by a battery-powered heating element. The nicotine vapor is inhaled by smokers when they draw on the device, as they would a regular cigarette. Most e-cigarettes claim to contain nicotine, and some claim to also sell nicotine-free cartridges. They come in a variety of flavors, nicotine levels, and varieties, all claiming to be a less dangerous alternative to smoking cigarettes, and are flooding the market.

Read our fact sheet on e-cigarette aerosol.








April 24, 2014: The FDA Releases Proposed Deeming Regulation to extend its tobacco authority to additional tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

See the FDA press release at http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm394667.htm

Our partners at the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium (TCLC) have developed several resources on FDA authority to regulate other tobacco products that provide helpful background to understand the FDA’s deeming proposal:

Sign up for TCLC's FDA Action Alert emails to get the latest information about what the FDA is up to and how you can engage.

While the FDA has now released deeming regulations on e-cigarette product development and warning labels, it is important to know that cities and states can, and should, adopt laws that regulate:

  • Where and when e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, vape pens, and similar products can be used;
  • Regulate the sales of these products to minors; and,
  • Regulate the placement and density of "vape shops" via zoning laws.

The ANR Foundation's U.S. State and Local Laws Regulating Use of Electronic Cigarettes list provides more information on existing laws regulating these products.




Source: Tobacco Fact Sheet: Electronic Cigarettes, Legacy, June 2013 (revised May 2014).



Science on Secondhand Vapor

The base of science on the constituents of e-cig "vapor" and the health effects of e-cig use and exposure is growing. In October 2013, California's Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) convened a panel of researchers to present scientific findings on electronic cigarettes. Visit the TRDRP site to review several presentations on a variety of aspects including "Electronic Cigarette Liquids And Vapors: Is It Harmless Water Vapor?" and "Electronic Cigarettes: How Will They Impact Human Health?"

UCSF Professor Stanton A. Glantz has an informative blog post on the "9 chemicals identified so far in e-cig vapor that are on the California Prop 65 list of carcinogens and reproductive toxins."

smokefree sign that includes e-cigarettes

Manufacturers are not required to disclose the ingredients in e-cigarette liquid, nor the substances present in the vapor inhaled and exhaled by the user. This information is critical, not only to evaluate the health risks for the users, but also to determine the risks for the people around them. At present, health research is underway into multiple facets of e-cigarette use and safety.

Health concerns exist about the safety of the e-cigarette to nonsmokers. A study published in February 2010 found that nicotine causes the formation of carcinogens when it reacts with nitrous acid - a common component of indoor air. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is exhaled by the user in a vapor cloud. Nicotine is a sticky substance that remains on surfaces for days and weeks, so the hazardous carcinogens continue to be created over time, which are then inhaled, absorbed or ingested. A study published in 2012 in the journal Indoor Air looked at the contents of e-cigarette vapor and found that exhaling the vapor releases measurable amounts of carcinogens and toxins into the air, including nicotine, formaldehyde, and acetaldehyde. The authors concluded that e-cigarettes are a new source of chemical and aerosol exposure and their potential health impact is a concern that should be investigated further.

No smoking sign from Chicago that includes electronic cigarettes

In July 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released results of its analysis of certain electronic cigarettes, which was the first known analysis of these new products. The analysis found that the e-cigarette cartridges contain carcinogens, including nitrosamines, and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol. The FDA commissioner of food and drugs stated, "The FDA is concerned about the safety of these products and how they are marketed to the public." There is also concern that since e-cigarettes "have not been submitted to the FDA for evaluation or approval, at this time the agency has no way of knowing, except for the limited testing it has performed, the levels of nicotine or the amounts or kinds of other chemicals that the various brands of these products deliver to the user," nor is any information known about the risks of inhaling secondhand vapor. To read more from the FDA, see their press release and electronic cigarettes information page.

airplane safety card warning not to use e-cigarettes

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is concerned that e-cigarettes are being marketed as something that smokers can use in workplaces and public places where the smoking of tobacco products is prohibited. Absent any proof that e-cigarettes are harmless to people exposed to the vapors they emit, their use in workplaces and public places would be a great disservice to public health. We believe that public health officials should make it clear that e-cigarettes are not an acceptable substitute for tobacco products in places that the law requires to be smokefree.

False Claims and Misleading Advertising

E-cigarettes are widely promoted as a way for people to quit smoking, but they have not been submitted to the FDA for evaluation or approval, and there is no scientific evidence that e-cigarettes are an effective cessation tool. All cessation devices must be FDA approved in order to be advertised and marketed for this purpose, and there is great risk of the public being deceived by false and potentially dangerous advertising claims.

smokefree sign at stadium includes e-cigarettes

E-cigarette manufacturers and proponents are actively promoting the products with unsubstantiated claims through paid press releases and advertorials, and via online social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Most egregious are direct advertisements with false and misleading claims, including that e-cigarettes are effective smoking cessation devices, that e-cigarette use is permissible in all indoor environments including venues that are smokefree by local or state law, and targeting pregnant women claiming that e-cigarettes are safer and healthier than other tobacco products.

Also troubling, e-cigarettes come in a wide variety of flavors, including chocolate and strawberry, that are likely to hook kids and other first-time users into trying the product.

E-Cigarette Regulation

E-cigarettes are currently an unregulated product, which leaves a great deal of unknowns not only about the health risks, but also about product manufacturing and safety. The FDA is investigating how it can regulate e-cigarettes to ensure that only safe and effective products are allowed on the market. The FDA aims to regulate them as tobacco products, after a U.S. Court of Appeals decided that the FDA cannot regulate e-cigarettes as a drug delivery device, which is how nicotine replacement products are regulated. The FDA believes that it is necessary to regulate these products, which have not yet been proven to be safe and which are proliferating around the country.

There are several hundred brands of e-cigarettes on the market, and test results vary greatly between brands and even among models from the same brand. Researchers have found inconsistent labeling of nicotine content on e-cigarette cartridges, such that cartridges labeled as not having nicotine did in fact contain nicotine, and vice versa, as well as other signs of poor quality control, including leaky cartridges and defective parts.

In September 2010, the FDA sent warning letters to five electronic cigarette retailers, informing the retailers that some of their practices are in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, such as unsubstantiated claims that e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking. Additionally, the FDA has informed the Electronic Cigarette Association, a trade group, that the FDA plans to regulate e-cigarettes and associated products.

A 2010 study shows strong public support for regulation of electronic cigarettes. According to a study conducted by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Disease, and the University of Michigan Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit, 85% of adults favor prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, 82% support FDA regulation of e-cigarettes, and 69% support prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in indoor places and workplaces.

In Summary

The current lack of available research on e-cigarettes and the potential health risks posed by the use of these products, both to the user and to the people around them, is of grave concern. The burden of proof rests on the manufacturers of e-cigarettes to demonstrate that their products are safe. At this time, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights recommends that e-cigarettes not be used in areas where people will be exposed to the vapors they emit.

E-Cigarette Regulations Up for Debate in Westminster
Columbus CEO - July 21, 2014

The Westminster City Council will consider an ordinance Wednesday to regulate e-cigarette businesses. The regulations would require tobacco and electronic cigarette retailers to obtain a police permit before operating, limit hours of operation, require window tinting and signs, and not allow sales within 500 feet of a school.

Smoking And Vaping Now Banned In All Manhattan Beach Public Spaces
LAist - July 21, 2014

Starting yesterday, the city of Manhattan Beach imposed one of the strictest smoking bans in the state, banning both cigarettes and e-cigarettes from all street, sidewalks, and outdoor dining areas. The ban is an expansion of the previous city ordinance that banned only cigarettes specifically from public parks and beaches. Now, smoking is only allowed on private property, in hotel and motel rooms, and from moving vehicles. The ban won't seem to affect too many people, as a survey found that only 7% of Manhattan Beach residents are smokers according to NBC 4.

Manatee School Board code of conduct changes gain public airing
Bradenton Herald - July 21, 2014

Wilhoit said a lot of the changes were made to be proactive on issues, including banning e-cigarettes, which are catching on among students. "We wanted to get ...

Montgomery County Could Target E-Cigarettes
Bethesda Now - July 21, 2014

Property owners can also restrict the use of ESDs on their premises. Such regulations can help protect the public from the unknown, potentially harmful effects of ...

Cleveland Bans E-Cigarettes In Public Places
Convenience Store Decisions - July 21, 2014

The Cleveland City Council, in a unanimous vote late Wednesday agreed to expand a 2011 ordinance against tobacco smoking in public places to e-cigarettes, IdeaStream reported.

Adult-Enticing E-Cigarette Flavors That Only Senators Could Hate
Reason (blog) - July 21, 2014

At a Senate hearing last month, Jay Rockefeller noted that electronic cigarette fluid is available in a wide variety of flavorsconclusive evidence, to his mind, that e-cigarette companies want to hook children on nicotine. "I am an adult," the West Virginia Democrat said. "Would I be attracted to Cherry Crush, Chocolate Treat, Peachy Keen, Vanilla Dreams? No, I wouldn't."

Are e-cigarettes harmful? It's too soon to tell
Herald-Mail Media - July 21, 2014

For regular tobacco user Andy Bizzell, 36, of Sharpsburg, all it took to make the switch to electronic cigarettes was a stop at SS Vape on Wilson Boulevard in Hagerstown just to give the new trend a try.

Some jails across the country allow vaping
Examiner.com - July 21, 2014

Although most jails across the country are allowing this, one state hasn't started selling electronic cigarettes and allowing their inmates to vape, and this state is ...

E-cigarette regulations proposed by Montreal public health
CBC.ca - July 21, 2014

Montreal public health is calling for more regulations surrounding e-cigarettes.

Public health officials want federal regulations of electronic cigarettes
CJAD - July 21, 2014

Public health officials are pushing for regulations of electronic cigarettes, a device similar to a real cigarette, it emits puffs of vapour and contains nicotine.

City's first Vape Expo draws e-cig enthusiasts
CTV News - July 20, 2014

Winnipeggers came out to test electronic cigarettes at the city's first Vape Expo. In addition to puffing on an e-cigarette, expo goers could also try e-juicer and ...

Yale researchers see 'exponential' rise in e-cigarette use among ...
Middletown Press - July 20, 2014

NEW HAVEN >> As the use of electronic cigarettes soars among youth, professor Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin is at the vanguard of research into their effects.

Altria is Smoking up Higher
GuruFocus.com - Jul 20, 2014

During the first quarter of this year, Altria completed the acquisition of Green Smoke Inc.'s e-cigarettes business for $110 million. Founded in 2008, Green Smoke ...

Smoking linked to increased suicide risk: Study
Tech Times - Jul 20, 2014

New research at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals that smoking increases the risk of individuals committing suicide. He also expresses concern on how e-cigarettes are not covered by tobacco restrictions, when the new smoking devices also utilize nicotine. Nicotine, as any ...

Lung societies advise restriction, ban on e-cigarettes
Healio - Jul 19, 2014

Experts from the American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians have joined other organizations in the Forum of International Respiratory Societies in a position statement on electronic cigarettes, focusing on their potential adverse effects on human health and urging governments to ban or restrict their use until their health impacts are better known.

Next front for battle of quitting smoking is vaping
Examiner.com - Jul 19, 2014

The newest front in the battle to get people to quit smoking is now electronic cigarettes or otherwise known as vaporizers. Yes, according to Fort Wane Business Weekly which was reported on July 18, vaping is the newest trend among those wanting to quit smoking cigarettes.

Manhattan Beach Becomes Smoke-Free City [VIDEO]
NBC Southern California - July 19, 2014

Manhattan Beach became an entirely smoke-free city Friday by putting into effect one of the strictest smoking bans in the state. The city's smoke-free ordinance, which was approved by the Manhattan Beach City Council last month, expands its existing smoking ban to include e-cigarettes and all streets, sidewalks and outdoor dining areas.

Sound Off: Most email responders want to regulate electronic ...
Florida Times-Union - July 19, 2014

The jury is still out on the safety of electronic cigarettes, or whether the carcinogens they supposedly put out notably fewer toxins than tobacco cigarettes are significant enough health concerns to others. We asked members of the Times-Union/Jacksonville.com Email Interactive Group what their opinions are of the e-cigarettes and whether they should be allowed anywhere and should be regulated. Here is a representative sampling of the responses: ...

ABLE Commission Discusses Vapor Regulation Prohibiting Sales ...
KGOU - July 19, 2014

Members of the Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission hear a presentation Friday on the agencys preparation for enforcing a new law governing vapor products. SB1602 passed by the legislature and signed into law places the products under the Youth Access to Tobacco Act for which ABLE is the lead law enforcement ...

Clemson Tobacco Ban to Begin Next July
WLTX.com - July 19, 2014

CLEMSON A plan to ban tobacco use on the campus of Clemson University next July will go forward without the board of trustees taking a vote on the issue, the chairman said Friday. It would include electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff and "any non-FDA approved nicotine delivery device." The only exceptions would be controlled ...

Documentary director talks electronic cigarette safety in Houston [VIDEO]
CW39 NewsFix - July 19, 2014

HOUSTON, TX In a world of good and bad, right and wrong, black and white, electronic cigarettes are not safe. That`s because nicotine isn`t good for you. It doesn`t cause cancer, but it isn`t good for you. But for those addicted to tobacco products and not concerned with a world of absolutes, only Sith deal in absolutes after all, these light saber-like personal vaping devices are safer than cigarettes. And that`s all that matters to them. Linc Williams, director of the new documentary We Are Vapers was at The Vapor Gypsy in Houston this weekend discussing proposed regulation, cautionary advice and industry standards set for the e-cig industry

Texas Sheriffs Mull Selling E-Cigarettes to Inmates
New York Times July 19, 2014

As a way to allow some inmates to get their nicotine fix and sheriffs to shore up tight budgets, county jails across the country have begun selling electronic cigarettes. Though the trend has largely bypassed Texas, jail officials say that could change as sheriffs begin to warm up to the smokeless technology. ...

Knox County sheriff hopes e-cigarettes will curb inmate conflicts
Peoria Journal Star - July 18, 2014

Clague said inmates can't smoke regular cigarettes while incarcerated, but they often find ways to smuggle them in. He hopes by offering e-cigs inmates won't ...

Woodbury tobacco ordinance updated to protect minors
Woodbury Bulletin - July 18, 2014

The outdated section of the ordinance didn't include electronic cigarettes and the update changes the language, broadening it to cover all tobacco products.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Nixon's veto of e-cigarette bill was smart move
Columbia Missourian - July 18, 2014

Jay Nixon on Monday vetoed legislation to exempt e-cigarettes from laws, regulations and taxes applied to the tobacco industry. Although e-cigarettes largely ..

Should Utah's e-cigarrette laws be amended?
Cache Valley Daily - July 18, 2014

Yet, weren't these e-cigs designed to be cleaner substitutes to smoking? ... Though e-cig proponents are still fighting to undo some of the restrictions and bans, ...

Electronic cigarettes banned in local schools
WVEC.com - July 18, 2014

... cigarettes to people under the age of 18; minors cannot possess them either. ... Suffolk says they consider e-cigarettes to be a violation of their tobacco ...

Laramie Considers E-smoking Regulations
Wyoming Public Media - July 18, 2014

E-cigarettes and vaporizers produce a water-based vapor, rather than smoke. “I don't think ... “There's not quite yet a good justification for an e-cigarette ban.

Running in Place
CFO - July 18, 2014

In the tobacco industry, for example, decreasing demand for cigarettes, coupled with the rise of electronic cigarettes, led to a 9% increase in DIO, to 82 days.

E-Cigarettes: A Way to Stop Smoking, or a New Addiction?
Honolulu Civil Beat - July 18, 2014

E-Cigarettes: A Way to Stop Smoking, or a New Addiction? The unregulated ... Discussion. Do you think there should be more regulation of e-cigarettes? Tweet.

Startup of the Week: Smokio
Wired.co.uk - July 18, 2014

It's designed to help better coach smokers into quitting tobacco. ... so there's no problem with customs into countries that have restrictions on nicotine transport.

E-Cigarettes: A Hazy Status In The Workplace
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - July 18, 2014

Several non-smoking action groups have stated that after the successful ban on smoking in the workplace and public places, the proliferation of e-cigarettes has ...

Swedish court outlaws e-cig sales
The Local.se - July 17, 2014

"We will continue our oversight which will result in more sales bans when the ruling becomes ... The agency hopes that the ban will lead to new safer products being ... We believe that e-cigs are a great way to stop smoking but an approved ...

SPECIAL REPORT: Vapor of Confusion
WTVM - July 17, 2014

... but they're really vapor products," explained Cynthia Cabrera with Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association, which represents many in the vapor industry.

GORDNER: Do e-Cig Flavors Market Tobacco to Children?
The Moderate Voice/Joe Gandelman (blog) - July 17, 2014

Despite the apparent benefits of e-cigs, though, many are concerned they make smoking a more attractive option to children and young adults. Some worry they could attract young people to nicotine because they’re more socially acceptable, don’t leave a st

POLL: Should electronic smoking devices be banned in public?
The Cannabist - July 17, 2014

Some argued for the ban: “The marijuana industry is promoting these devices to hide ... in Colorado and beyond, what do you think about these kinds of bans?

E-Cigarette Users Would Ignore Bans, Turn to Black Market, Survey ...
U.S. News & World Report-by Steven Nelson - July 17, 2014

Many electronic cigarette users would turn to the black market if products they currently use are banned, according to survey results published Thursday.

How the FDA Is Dealing With E-cigs
Motley Fool-by Rupert Hargreaves - July 17, 2014

Although they are not technically tobacco products, as a relatively new product in the tobacco space, electronic cigarettes have attracted a lot of attention.

Survey Shows Adults Who Use E-Cigarettes To Quit Smoking Prefer ...
Forbes - July 17, 2014

At a Senate hearing last month, Jay Rockefeller noted that electronic cigarette fluid is available in a wide variety of flavors—conclusive evidence, to his mind, that ...

OMS e-cig ban part of new handbooks
La Crosse Tribune - July 17, 2014

E-cigarettes aren't a problem for Onalaska sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, but officials hope tweaking the school's handbook will help with prevention, ...

CCU prepares for new tobacco-free campus initiative
WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC - July 17, 2014

Coastal Carolina's new tobacco-free policy covers a wide range of products, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

Arcata Fire officials: Don't leave e-cigarettes plugged in
Times-Standard - July 17, 2014

"You have to charge e-cigarettes, and what seems to be happening according to all different kinds of news reports is when investigators go in after some fires, ...

Mobile to consider an end to water vapor, hookah and e-cigarette sales to minors
al.com-by John Sharp - July 17, 2014

For instance, the city of Troy banned smoking of any kind from taking place ... The CDC reports that water vapor smoking delivers nicotine, the same highly ...

Editorial: Keep E-Cigarettes Away From Minors
Arkansas News - July 17, 2014

Specifically, the association said it supports a federal ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors ... Emerging from the electronic smoke, a couple of things seem clear.

Water Cooler: E-cigarettes a safe alternative to tobacco?
Hollister Free Lance - July 17, 2014

A cigarette butt and smoker are seen at a local park in this file photo.

Craters of the Moon Limits Drones, E-cigarettes
Twin Falls Times-News - July 17, 2014

ARCO • Don't bring your drone to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. And don't take your electronic cigarette into a lava tube. The “2014 ...

Knox County wants to sell e-cigarettes to inmates
Washington Times - July 17, 2014

Knox County Sheriff David Clague told county board members Monday that he has found vendor Cross Bar Electronic Cigarettes, which has designed ...

Cleveland Bans E-Cigarette Smoking
ideastream - July 17, 2014

The county's smoking rates had fallen to less than 19 percent of residents in 2007. ... The city had already banned cigarette smoking in publicly-owned outdoor ...

Electronic cigarettes banned in local schools
WVEC.com - July 17, 2014

The move comes after a new Virginia law that took effect July 1 making it illegal for vendors to sell electronic cigarettes to people under the age of 18; minors ...

American Heritage Names Tobacco Education & Cessation ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) - July 17, 2014

Bender said on joining the advisory board, "In terms of tobacco use, Electronic Cigarettes are the single biggest agent of change the world has ever seen.

High society's weed addiction: how grass went upper class
Evening Standard - July 17, 2014

Electronic cigarettes have opened up a whole new avenue of possibility, I am told. There's no need to take that dope walk around the block when you can now ...

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation Changes Official ...
Wall Street Journal - July 17, 2014

Our new corporate name of the Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG) is ... ECIG is one of the leading electronic cigarette companies in the world, and ...

E-cigarette sales slip after at least 5 years of growth
Omaha World-Herald - July 17, 2014

After betting on sleek disposable electronic cigarettes, the industry is grappling with rising competition from generic vaporizers that can be refilled with nicotine ...

As E-Cig Sales Slide for First Time, Tobacco Pins Hopes on Marketing
AdAge.com - July 16, 2014

But some efforts to lure regular smokers to e-cigs are faltering simply because most return to the ... "Dear Smoking Ban," she said, brandishing a middle finger.

Louisville delays e-cigarette restrictions after users object to potential ban
Boulder Daily Camera - July 16, 2014

E-cigarette and vapor-pen users delivered a clear message to the Louisville City Council this week: "Don't lump us in with smokers." The council reviewed an ordinance Tuesday night that would have revised the city's definition of smoking to more closely

E-Cigarettes To Be Banned In Fort Collins
CBS Local - July 16, 2014

The City of Fort Collins ban on smoking makes no distinction between traditional tobacco ... Those ideas include banning all smoking in public parks or just near ...

Signal Hill council requests draft ordinance on electronic cigarette ...
Long Beach Press-Telegram - July 16, 2014

A state law already allows landlords and homeowner associations to have their own smoking bans. Instead, the city will send a letter explaining the state law, ...

Calabasas Bans E-Cigs Wherever Regular Cigarettes Are Prohibited
Patch.com - July 16, 2014

E-cigarettes are banned in Calabasas wherever regular cigarette smoking is prohibited.

Woodland City Council bans e-cigarettes in public places
Daily Democrat - July 16, 2014

With no objections, Woodland City Council took the first steps to ban e-cigarettes ... It also bans smoking within 20 feet of any commercial building. ... or in any form, or the use of any oral smoking device, will be banned from these locations.

Decatur City Schools Considers Banning E-Cigarettes
Alabama's News Leader - July 16, 2014

Decatur, Ala._ Decatur City Schools is considering a ban on e-cigarettes. School Board leaders could vote on a proposal that would ban the electronic device at ...

Cancer research needs more federal funding, researcher says
Aspen Daily News - July 16, 2014

Farland also opined on the popularity of electronic cigarettes — also known as e-cigs. The technology poses an entirely new threat to people's health that's ...

Planners recommend that vapor bars, tobacco shops be allowed ...
Salina.com - July 16, 2014

... despite an ordinance that bars smoking in public establishments. Electronic cigarettes don't involve smoking, burning or combustion, he said. An e-cigarette is ...

E-cigarettes ban deserves praise
Mankato Free Press - July 16, 2014

“E-cigarettes undercut smoke-free policies, which have a community-wide public health benefit,” says Edward P. Ehlinger, MD, MSPH, Minnesota Commissioner ...

Reynolds donation to Rowden came same day as passage of e ...
Columbia Daily Tribune - July 16, 2014

On the day Rep. Caleb Rowden's bill to exempt electronic cigarettes from tobacco regulations passed the Missouri House, Reynolds American tobacco company ...

Missouri Governor Addresses Proposed Bills
Four States Homepage - July 16, 2014

Governor Nixon turned away Senate Bill 841, which he says would have exempted e-cigarettes from tobacco taxes. Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

Ray Hagar: E-cigarettes could face taxes, regulations in Nevada
Reno Gazette Journal - July 16, 2014

"There is a lot of policy in statute about where people can smoke (tobacco ... Philadelphia recently banned e-cigarettes from most indoor public spaces.

Tobacco Taboo
SF Reporter - July 16, 2014

The Little League coach also laments that he has witnessed smokers light up amid a ... He tells that tale to partly justify his attempt to ban e-cigarettes in outdoor ...

Vapor Station offers 'tasting bar' for electronic cigarettes
ThisWeekNews - July 16, 2014

Vapor Station owner James Jarvis lost his grandmother to lung cancer, so he's on a mission to help smokers kick the habit via electronic cigarettes. Jarvis moved ...

City Council approves e-cigarette restrictions
Community Impact Newspaper - July 16, 2014

On July 10, Cedar Park City Council approved an ordinance that bans ... City Council heard first readings on June 26 that would ban e-cigarette sales to minors ... The other ordinance adds e-cigarette use to smoking as activities banned in city ...

As industry grows, future still hazy for e-cigarette regulations
Community Impact Newspaper - July 16, 2014

A city of Kyle ordinance banning the sale of electronic cigarettes and similar .... 2009 and 2011 legislative sessions to ban smoking in public places statewide.

Floresville, Gonzales ink alternative school deal
Wilson County News - July 16, 2014

Also during the meeting, the board has taken a stance against electronic cigarettes and vaporizer cigarettes, prohibiting the use of the smokeless alternative ...

School Board Decreases Suspension Time
Virginia Connection Newspapers - July 16, 2014

Electronic cigarettes and hookah pens were also added to be classified as tobacco products under the updated handbook. A motion was also approved that ...

E-Cig Sales Slide as Regular Smokers Return to Real Thing
Businessweek - July 16, 2014

Sales of e-cigs and refillable vaporizers more than doubled to $1.7 billion in 2013, or 1.7 percent of a roughly $100 billion market for nicotine products. The first ...

Imperial Tobacco's Cooper Adds Blu to Take E-Cigarette Leap
Businessweek - July 16, 2014

Imperial Tobacco Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Alison Cooper took a surprise step into the future as a five-year-old e-cigarette brand was included in the ...

This Revolutionary Product Will Transform America's Oldest Industry
NASDAQ - July 16, 2014

I'm talking about electronic cigarettes (or e-cigs) -- the product that could change America's oldest industry, Big Tobacco, forever. Before I go on, we know many ...

Convenience Stores and the Last 25 Years
Convenience Store Decisions - July 16, 2014

Then e-cigarettes arrived on the scene, followed by e-liquids. ... “When you put that in perspective to today with stores scanning iPhones for electronic payments, ..

Wonkbook: Yellen's message for the economy
Washington Post (blog) - July 16, 2014

By embracing e-cigarettes and finally admitting that nicotine is a pretty good drug, the government could at least profit with a clearer conscience." Holman W.

Flavored E-Cigarettes Becoming a New Source of Revenue for ...
Latin Post - July 16, 2014

Flavors of e-cigarette vapors, have exploded in popularity, but raise concerns over ... is light-years beyond what tobacco companies ever had with cigarettes.

E-Cigarette Makers Are in an Arms Race for Exotic Vapor Flavors
New York Times - July 15, 2014

But the flavors tobacco companies once sold look like plain vanilla compared with the flavor buffet now on offer — legally — by the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry. News on Tuesday that Reynolds American had agreed to buy Lorillard, uniting t

Reynolds, Lorillard Dump Blu E-Cigarettes In $27 Billion Merger
Forbes - July 15, 2014

Blu is the market leader in e-cig sales, but the new Reynolds-Lorillard company will rely instead on the Vuse brand, which Reynolds launched on its own in 2013. Cameron says Vuse “offers superior technology and has received very positive early results in

Tobacco merger will shift market tactics
Merced Sun-Star - July 15, 2014

The deal also is a big indication that Reynolds sees electronic cigarettes as a promising side business but not the whole future. To get the acquisition done, ...

Council votes unanimously to extend city smoking ban
The Coloradoan - July 15, 2014

Electronic smoking devices will now be banned from all places conventional ... Late last year, council passed a smoking ban for outdoor eating and drinking ...

Smith proposes bills to tax and determine where e-cigarettes can be ...
Reno Gazette Journal (blog) - July 15, 2014

Considering what is happening in other states and municipalities, it's not far-fetched to say there's a possibility e-cigarettes may soon be banned in Nevada ...

Vapor Group, Inc., VPOR, Announces Grand Opening of "Total ...
CNNMoney - July 14, 2014

All of its E-cigarettes consist of a long-life battery, a heating element, a cartridge filled with an "e-liquid" and an atomizer which when heated, vaporizes the ...

Signal Hill council to consider e-cigarette, smoking bans
Long Beach Press-Telegram - July 15, 2014

...Possible bans or regulations on smoking at private apartments and ... homeowners association wants the city to ban smoking at private apartments ... asking for a citywide ordinance banning smoking and second-hand smoke in ...

Medway board passes tobacco regs, raises purchase age to 21
Milford Daily News - July 15, 2014

As well as banning smoking in hotels and motels, other approved regulations ... The new regulations would also ban the use of e-cigarettes and any "tobacco ...

Missouri's vapor fight may offer preview for new industry
Memphis Business Journal - July 15, 2014

Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would have exempted e-cigarettes from some state laws. The current battle in Missouri may offer some clues of what's to come for a ...

LETTER: Not enough is known about e-cigarettes
Columbus (OH) Dispatch - July 15, 2014

Accepting e-cigarettes as a social norm in public falsely justifies the safety of nicotine and is counterproductive to the recent strides in removing tobacco exposure from public areas across Ohio.

Commission may add vapor products to tobacco restrictions
Herald & Tribune - July 15, 2014

The policy banning tobacco use and smoking in buildings owned and leased by Washington County may soon include electronic cigarettes. At the request of ...

Robertson County school district bans E-cigarettes
The Tennessean - July 15, 2014

The Robertson County Board of Education has banned the use of electronic ... The devices, commonly known as E-cigs, allow users to simulate smoking by ... The board unanimously approved updating school policy's banning student use ...

Imperial Tobacco powers ahead in ecigarette market
Financial Times - July 15, 2014

Imperial Tobacco's acquisition of Blu from Lorillard has catapulted the Bristol-based tobacco group ahead of the other big four companies in the ecigarette market.

Joe Camel isn't feeling blu: Why Reynolds doesn't want blu eCigs
Triad Business Journal - July 15, 2014

The fact that Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI) included Lorillard's (NYSE: LO) e-cigarette market-leading blu eCigs label in the basket of brands it intends to sell ...

Are e-cigs good for the economy?
Orlando Business Journal - July 15, 2014

The Smoke-Free Alternative Trade Association, founded in 2012, says it has added 102 members in the first half of 2014, bringing its total membership to 171 ...

Missouri's vapor fight may offer preview for new industry
Memphis Business Journal - July 15, 2014

Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would have exempted e-cigarettes from some state laws. The current battle in Missouri may offer some clues of what's to come for a ...

C-Stores Change with the Times
Convenience Store Decisions - July 15, 2014

“Smokes and Cokes” have lost considerable ground to e-cigarettes and energy drinks, which now complement traditional categories. The U.S. c-store count ...

BBC bans use of electronic cigarettes from all of its offices and ...
Daily Mail - July 15, 2014

The blanket ban came into force this week after months of confusion at the Corporation, ... The company banned its 5,500 employees from using e-cigarettes inside its ... of e-cigarettes are legal and are not covered by national smoking bans.

'The Joystick Company' Announce The Launch Of Their Latest E ...
Motor E magazine - July 15, 2014

They can also be used in environments where smoking is now banned in the UK, such as pubs and clubs. These light, portable e-shishas are available now in ..

Electronic cigarette market opens up
Fiji Times Online - July 15, 2014

A NEW tobacco product is now being introduced in the local market and any business willing to sell the commodity has to be registered and licensed. Speaking to the Labasa Town Council officials during a tobacco control training, Health Ministry's Tobacc

Medical marvel or deadly device: e-cigarettes debunked
FOX 4 - July 14, 2014

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A new report from the American Heart Association finds in most cases, e-cigarettes are certainly not as dangerous as traditional tobacco ...

Lakewood bans e-cigarette smoking in public places
The Denver Channel -? July 14, 2014

The Lakewood city council votes unanimously Monday night to prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in and around public places, ...

Lakewood City Council votes to place e-cigs under tobacco ...
The Denver Post - July 14, 2014

The Lakewood City Council passed an ordinance Monday night to place electronic smoking devices under the tobacco code.

Growing popularity of e-cigarettes spurs debate
Appleton Post Crescent - July 14, 2014

A poll conducted by the American Cancer Society in conjunction with the fourth .... venues, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Another ...

University of Arizona Banning Smoking on Campus, Including E-Cigarettes
Phoenix New Times (blog) - July 14, 2014

The University of Arizona will be joining hundreds of other universities across the country with a campus ban on smoking. The Maricopa County Community College District actually enacted a smoking/tobacco ban on its campuses in 2012, including a ban on e-cigarettes, too.

City Council to vote on expansion of smoking ban
The Coloradoan - July 14, 2014

Fort Collins City Council will consider an expansion to the citys smoking ordinance Tuesday, deciding whether electronic cigarettes and 100 percent smoke-free hotel rooms should be included. ...

Hawaii County New Law Raising the Age of Purchase for Tobacco Products to 21
Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii - July 14, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, Hawaii County Ordinance 13-124 that Raises the Age of Sale to 21 years for all tobacco products including electronic smoking devices, will take effect. ...

Nixon snuffs out e-cigarette legislation
Kansas City Business Journal July 14, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have exempted e-cigarettes from some state laws. The law would have banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and would have subjected e-cigarette companies to local and state sales taxes. However, the law also included language preventing e-cigarettes from being taxed and regulated as a tobacco product. This bill appears to be nothing more than a thinly disguised and cynical attempt to exempt e-cigarettes from taxes and regulations protecting public health, Nixon said in a statement. ...

E-cigarette policy sparks little debate ($$)
Gillette News Record - July 14, 2014

Vaping is now among list of banned Cam-plex activities that could leave smokers of e-cigarettes fuming. Cam-plex policy has long been consistent with that of Campbell County in that patrons have a right to a smoke-free environment and buildings must remain smoke-free. But as technology adapted, local governments didnt keep up. ...

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association Membership Soars as Vapor Industry Thrives
EIN News (press release) - July 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/14/14 -- The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), dedicated to advocacy, awareness and education in the vapor products industry, today announced it added 102 members during the first half of 2014, bringing its total membership to 171 companies. The increase makes SFATA the largest association of vapor product distributors, manufacturers, and retailers in the U.S.

Bill Nelson co-sponsoring bill banning e-cigarette TV ads
Creative Loafing Tampa - July 14, 2014

That's something that Senator Bill Nelson would like to end. The Florida Democrat is co-sponsoring a bill introduced by California's Barbara Boxer the Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act which would prohibit the marketing of e-cigarettes to children and teens.

There's a new drug in town
Santa Clarita Valley Signal - July 14, 2014

In the cycle of drug popularity, the newest high in town may be a highly potent form of marijuana hash oil that goes by the names honey oil, honey wax, earwax, butter, shatter or dabs to name a few. Certain vapor cigarettes, a.k.a. e-cigs, burn honey oil, so some users are now choosing to smoke honey oil because it is more inconspicuous, Dubin said.

E-Cigarettes Are Pulling an Uber on the Tobacco Industry
New York Magazine - July 14, 2014

Big Tobacco is scared. Not, you know, because they've spent decades selling and marketing a lethal product while spending billions to silence their critics. But because of good old-fashioned disruption. E-cigarettes are poised to do to the tobacco industry what Uber is doing to the taxi industry, writes Steven Davidoff Solomon in DealBook. Which is why Reynolds American and Lorillard, the second- and third-largest tobacco companies in America, are in talks to merge.

A Tobacco CEO Who 'Vapes' Could Alter the Industry
Wall Street Journal - July 14, 2014

Reynolds American CEO Susan Cameron, holding up her Vuse e-cigarette .... give Reynolds a dominant position in mint-flavored menthol cigarettes, which ...

US Senators Seek Safety Caps for Liquid Nicotine Containers
NACS Online - July 14, 2014

... bill deals with the alarming increase in poisonings involving e-cigarette liquids, ... for the toxic candy-flavored liquids found in electronic cigarettes: poison.

E-cig group backs bill ordering safety caps
The Hill - July 14, 2014

Some e-cigarette makers say they will support additional regulation of their ... "E-cigarettes help smokers quit the tobacco habit, but they aren't for children," ... sales to minors, but opposes treating e-cigarettes as tobacco products in regulation.

Are e-cigs good for the economy?
Washington Business Journal - July 14, 2014

As regulators and lawmakers scrutinize electronic cigarettes, the industry is building its voice in Washington, and an association that calls itself the industrys largest trade group has seen membership grow significantly in less than two years. The Smoke-Free Alternative Trade Association, founded in 2012, says it has added 102 members in the first half of 2014, bringing its total membership to 171 companies. And they are companies the trade group says are contributing to the economy

Selling E-Cigarettes to Kids Like Candy And Stealing from Girl Scouts
2paragraphs.com - July 13, 2014

It's not yet clear whether using e-cigarettes will decrease or increase overall nicotine addiction, but some scientists suspect it can't help. In most states there are ...

Inside the Vaper's Den: E-Cig Salvation, and New Dangers
NBCNews.com - July 13, 2014

But just because e-cigarettes are tar-free doesn't mean they're risk-free. ... to help others like them switch to e-cigarettes, and build a business at the same time.

E-cigarette makers say regulations cannot come before study results ...
Columbus Dispatch - July 13, 2014

NEW YORK One team of researchers assessing the risks of electronic cigarettes is counting the puffs taken by volunteer vapers.

Up In Smoke: Vape Lounges are the New Nicotine Anonymous
Bayoubuzz - July 13, 2014

A vial of e-cigarette "juice" pours into a pen-shaped device. With the click of a button, electricity flows, a coil heats, and flavored, diluted, liquid nicotine transforms to a ... "I'm sure this isn't good, but it's a lot better than cigarettes," said Patrick A.

Transform Rockford: Health lessons from Colorado
Rockford Register Star - July 13, 2014

City and county officials are actually using Chicago as a model for signage regarding education about indoor use of electronic cigarettes. Chicago's signs use ...

Hawkins BOE member wants tobacco free policy strictly enforced at games
Kingsport Times News July 13, 2014

ROGERSVILLE - An amendment to the Hawkins County Board of Education's "Tobacco Free Schools" policy banning "vapors" used as tobacco substitutes was withdrawn from consideration Thursday for further study.

Kenai looks to align e-cigarettes with smoking regulations
Kenai Peninsula Online - July 12, 2014

. An ordinance to amend Kenai Municipal Code to treat the regulation of e-cigarettes in the same way as the city treats tobacco cigarettes is up for public hearing at the Kenai City Council meeting Wednesday.

Juneau makes use of electronic cigarettes illegal in public places
Greenfield Daily Reporter July 12, 2014

The ordinance amending the city's pre-existing secondhand smoke control code to include e-cigarettes was adopted at a June 30 Assembly meeting. It puts into writing what some city institutions including the Juneau School District and the Zach Gordon Youth Center had already decided to do: put restrictions on a relatively new product that hasn't been addressed through legislation.

Woodland City Council could limit e-cigarette use in public
Daily Democrat - July 12, 2014

Woodland could soon become the next city in Yolo County to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all locations that conventional cigarettes are prohibited. At Tuesday's City Council meeting, an ordinance will be introduced that would ban the vapor devices at Woodland public facilities especially ones used primarily for youth events as well within 20 feet of commercial buildings.

Electronic cigarettes banned on buses, ferries, Golden Gate Bridge
Marin Independent Journal - July 12, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are getting the boot from all Golden Gate District property: Buses, ferries and the span itself. The Golden Gate Bridge board voted Friday to ban the cigarettes after getting complaints from bus riders.

As Reynolds Looks Ahead, a Familiar Leader, Susan Cameron, Guides the Way
New York Times - July 11, 2014

The chief executive of Reynolds American, who had the job once before, has decades of experience in the tobacco industry and is looking ...

Reynolds in Talks to Acquire Lorillard in Merger of Tobacco Rivals
New York Times - July 11, 2014

Hoping to combat a decades-long slump in smoking, two of the biggest American tobacco companies said on Friday that they were in talks to merge and create a $56 billion cigarette colossus. A deal between the second-biggest tobacco company in the United States, Reynolds American, and the No. 3, Lorillard, would unite the makers of the Camel and Newport brands and reshape the industry by creating a more formidable rival to the Altria Group, home of Marlboro. Perhaps more significant, it would give the combined company a leading position in two of the fastest-growing products in a challenged industry: e-cigarettes and menthols.

Why the US hasn't banned vaping and a map of countries that have
Vox - July 11, 2014

Essentially, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 ... own rules and regulations, taxing e-cigarettes and restricting sales to minors.

 

Lunch hour alongside Big Spring: Much of the smoke was from fire ...
The Huntsville Times - July 11, 2014

It wasn't so much that I was anti-smoking as that I had insulted the vaporizers and e-cigarettes, first by simply labeling them as "fake cigarettes" and secondly by ..

Randy Richardville will be forced to leave right when he's hitting his ...
Michigan Radio - July 11, 2014

Richardville also hinted that if Governor Snyder vetoed bills banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, he risked an override. Perhaps most surprising, the ...

Councilor willing to compromise on smoking proposal
Santa Fe New Mexican.com (blog) - July 11, 2014

City Councilor Ron Trujillo said Friday he's willing to compromise on a widely panned proposal to outlaw smoking, including electronic cigarettes, in public parks ...

Council finalizes ban on e-cigs in parks
Hillsboro Tribune - July 11, 2014

In a final vote July 1, the Hillsboro City Council moved to ratify a ban on electronic ... While I agree the vapor mechanisms help some people to stop smoking, I have ... "What this means is, e-cigarettes are banned in all parks and Parks ...

Local Chapter of American Lung Assoc. Condemns E-Cigarettes
WNPV - July 11, 2014

Condemns E-Cigarettes. The American Lung Association is well aware of the heavy marketing campaign of big tobacco's “E-Cigarettes.” John Keith is with the ...

LETTER: e-cigarettes threaten huge public health victory
Fond du Lac Reporter - July 11, 2014

... guilt free alternative to smoking with no health consequences for the user, or the ... in Fond du Lac when our local smoke-free ordinance was passed in 2008, ...

Recent Health Policy Brief: E-Cigarettes And Federal Regulation
Health Affairs (blog) - July 11, 2014

The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to oversee the manufacture, marketing, ...

The logic behind Reynolds-Lorillard merger
Financial Times - July 11, 2014

Declining markets lend themselves to consolidation as the incumbents seek to sustain profits as sales slow. A combination of Reynolds and Lorillard would give them greater scale in what is still one of the world’s largest and most profitable tobacco marke

NATO Show 2014: State of the (Nicotine) Industry
CSPnet.com - July 11, 2014

It could be 2016 before the FDA takes official control over cigars, pipe tobacco and e-cigarettes. In the meantime, myriad proposals, from President Obama's ...

NATO Show 2014: Shifts and Starts
CSPnet.com - July 11, 2014

That leaves e-cigs, which saw 92% unit volume growth at tobacco outlets in that same time period. C-stores saw a 117% increase, and total outlet growth ...

Why the US hasn't banned vaping—and a map of countries that have
Vox - July 11, 2014

Essentially, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 gave ... For now, the FDA says it wants marketing oversight, a ban on free samples ...

Nelson calls for more regulation of e-cigarettes
Tampabay.com (blog) - July 11, 2014

TAMPA — The electronic cigarette industry is expanding quickly, prompting concerns about product safety, especially the risk of children ingesting vials of liquid ...

US Senator Barbara Boxer Joins Lawmakers Wanting Safety Caps ...
Sierra Sun Times - July 11, 2014

It is, in fact, a highly toxic and still-unregulated form of concentrated liquid nicotine for use in vapor devices including so-called e-cigarettes. And it's hitting the ...

Hacked E-Cigs May Get around Regulations
Scientific American - July 11, 2014

Some users are modifying electronic cigarettes to produce stronger flavors, more impressive vapor clouds and to deliver even more nicotine. Larry Greenemeier ...

New York Times Style Section Declares Vape Pens Summer's ...
Styleite - July 11, 2014

“Hip-hop artists like Wiz Khalifa rap about them regularly,” the piece matter-of-factly opens (seriously), before detailing how couture vape pens are currently ...

Scottish teenagers admit trying e-cigarettes
BBC Online - July 10, 2014

Almost a quarter of 13 and 14-year-olds in Scotland have tried electronic cigarettes, according to Ash Scotland. The anti-smoking campaign commissioned research which indicated 24% of young teenagers have used the devices. But 63% of the young people

Soldiers: Let Them Have (Alternative) Tobacco Products
MedPage Today-by elbert chu - July 10, 2014

To be sure, some smoking recruits, perhaps most, will simply stop on their own. ... And, in the meantime, the FDA moved to ban e-cig sales to minors in the same ...

TSA Clarifies That E-Cigs Are Permitted … Except THIS One
The Inquisitr-by Kim LaCapria - July 10, 2014

E-cig users are often stuck in a gray area of permissibility (which we agree is slightly preferable to a knee-jerk ban), and the Transportation Security ...

Vaping stores are gaining popularity
Lexington Dispatch - July 10, 2014

A new method of smoking is becoming more popular in the state known for being one of the largest suppliers of tobacco. E-cigarettes or vaping stores are ...

E-cigarette, 'vape' sales ban eyed, bike-share idea still rolling forward
San Diego Community Newspaper Group - July 10, 2014

Sales of e-cigarettes, "vape" and drug paraphernalia during community special events may be in question in the future if the Pacific Beach Planning Group takes ...

Editorial: Tampa cigar company merits FDA exemption
Tampabay.com - July 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration's reasonable move to place restrictions on unregulated tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes has inadvertently ...

Deerfield Considers Banning Electronic Cigarettes in Public
Patch.com - July 10, 2014

It would do this by adding language about e-cigarettes to existing ordinances banning smoking in public places and the sale of tobacco products to minors.

Livingston Township Council Discusses Vapor Cigarette Use and ...
TheAlternativePress.com - July 10, 2014

Mayor Michael Rieber announced that there will be changes to the smoking ordinance that may also include a ban of the use of "electronic cigarettes," also ...

Vaping ordinance gets makeover
FOX10 News - Mobile - July 9, 2014

Originally the City of Daphne was going to equate vaping with tobacco cigarette smoking, which would ban vaping in all city parks, buildings, cars, and 20 feet ...

E-cigarettes prompt new questions for health-focused employers
Idaho Business Review - July 9, 2014

But plenty are still working on their policies regarding electronic cigarettes, which deliver flavored nicotine-infused liquid through vapor. The recent popularity of ...

City officials put electronic billboards proposal on hold
San Mateo Daily Journal - July 9, 2014

In other business, the city passed an ordinance that expands its list of city facilities where smoking is prohibited, specifically concentrating on parks and related ...

Ken Braun: Politicians are lying about e-cigarette dangers
MLive.com - July 9, 2014

The 96-14 vote in the House in favor of banning e-cig sales to minors, and the ... Those anti-smoking billboards on roadsides showing people with chunks of ...

Sleepy Eye considers adding e-cigarettes to tobacco ordinance
NUjournal - July 9, 2014

SLEEPY EYE - Following discussion of E-cigarette regulations Tuesday, the Sleepy Eye City Council voiced interest in modifying its tobacco ordinance to ...

Beaver County Commissioners considering campus-wide smoke ...
Timesonline.com - July 9, 2014

Beaver County officials are working on a possible ordinance to ban smoking on county ... The county ban would likely cover electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, ...

District approves salary increases
Wilson County News - July 9, 2014

Unanimously, the board approved a ban on “e-cigarettes” from all district facilities. Also during the meeting, Moreno presented a report on the cost for renting ...

Schools consider policy revisions
Chatham Star Tribune - July 9, 2014

New this year from the General Assembly are regulations addressing electronic cigarettes and lactation support. But Pittsylvania County Schools already .

Time to Submit Comments on the FDA Deeming Regulations
CSPnet.com - July 9, 2014

... products including cigars, pipe tobacco, electronic cigarettes, nicotine gels, hookah tobacco and dissolvables, except accessories of a tobacco product.

BAT takeover of Reynolds rumors pick up steam
Greensboro News & Record - July 9, 2014

“A takeover would allow BAT total freedom to deploy Reynolds intellectual property on e-cigarettes,” the Daily Mail reported. Another slice of speculation has ...

Lorillard is Smoking up Higher
GuruFocus.com - July 9, 2014

Lorillard's flagship brands include Newport, Kent, True, Maverick, Old Gold, Blu electronic cigarettes (e- cigs) and the recently acquired British e-cig brand

E-cigs banned in nation's biggest shopping centre
thejournal.ie - July 9, 2014

The ban follows on from a number of public service bans of vaping. ... effective products and strategies for quitting smoking, and there currently is no conclusive evidence that e-cigarettes ... This would include banning their sale to under-

Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth has multiple upcoming health ...
Daily Press (blog) - July 8, 2014

July 24 : "Electronic cigarettes: What we Know, What we Don't Know, What we Should Do" by Janis Dauer; Hampton Newport News CSB, 300 Medical Drive, ...

Business owners speak out on proposed Abilene e-cigarette ban
KTXS - July 8, 2014

Since the city announced a possible ban on e-cigarettes Monday, Abilene business owners who sell the smoking alternative definitely aren't shy about sharing ...

B-C-S board prepares for coming school year
Port Clinton News Herald - July 8, 2014

The board also adopted a policy prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes on school property. The board discussed the best and safest educational environment for ...

E-cig users face new but familiar rule
Juneau Empire (subscription) - July 8, 2014

Juneau resident Todd Mace picked up electronic cigarette use about a year ago as a healthier option while he tried to kick a decade-long cigarette habit. Being able to take a couple puffs of his e-cigarette inside the bars kept him out of the lineup of smokers outside downtown bars and away from temptation, he said. But now Mace, along with Juneaus other e-cigarette smokers, must follow the same rules imposed on tobacco smokers no smoking in bars, restaurants, bus stop shelters, city buildings and other public places. The ordinance amending the citys pre-existing secondhand smoke control code to include e-cigarettes was adopted at a June 30 Assembly meeting.

Law blocks sale of e-cigarettes to Ga. minors
Bayoubuzz - July 8, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Department of Public Health officials say a new state law makes it illegal to sell or distribute electronic cigarettes to anyone under 18.

North Mankato passes e-cig ban
Mankato Free Press - July 8, 2014

NORTH MANKATO Electronic cigarettes will soon be banned from North Mankato businesses and restaurants, the City Council decided Monday on a 3-1 vote. The move brings North Mankato into conformity with Mankato, which decided in January to regulate e-cigs like tobacco cigarettes. The ordinance also bars indoor sampling, a provision that an e-cig backer said will make it more difficult for retailers to open a shop in the city.

Calls to poison control about e-cigs on the rise [VIDEO]
KTTC - July 8, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- E-cigarette flavors that may appeal to children are raising red flags with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Poison Control as calls to poison control centers are on the rise.

LPS board approves policies on e-cigs and video surveillance
Lincoln Journal Star - July 8, 2014

The Lincoln Board of Education on Monday approved policies authorizing video surveillance in high schools and adding e-cigarettes to the list of prohibited behavior.

Keep the pressure on tobacco companies ($$)
Nashua Telegraph - July 8, 2014

... e-cigarette use among kids, we at the Tobacco Free NH network will continue to advocate for prevention of tobacco product use, especially among our youth.

City to discuss e-cigs in public hearings
Carlsbad Current Argus - July 8, 2014

CARLSBAD - The debate over the use of electronic cigarettes has become the topic of many discussions around the country and it seems Carlsbad is joining the conversation. City staff is looking to set a date for two separate public hearings over a proposed ordinance that would establish a ban of selling electronic cigarettes to minors and an update to an existing smoking ordinance to add the e-cigarettes to it. City Council will be looking at the issues at tonight's council meeting.

Debate brews over law banning indoor use of e-cigarettes
Philly.com - July 8, 2014

The restriction, in effect since last Tuesday, does not apply to shops like this, where the air is as thick and cloying as a taxi loaded with Car Scent air fresheners. Yet the very idea that e-cigarettes may be unhealthy in any setting has raised the hackles of aficionados like Cullaton. "Those who think electronic cigarettes are safe are fooling themselves." In April, when Mayor Nutter signed bills banning the sale of e-cigarettes and similar ...

Swiss Re Sees E-Cigarettes Triggering Tobacco Liability Claims
Moneynews - July 8, 2014

Electronic cigarettes could trigger liability claims similar to tobacco litigation lawsuits in the past if they prove to be more damaging to health than now understood, according to a report by Swiss Re Ltd. Another risk is that e-cigarettes may cause death among smokers, the worlds second-biggest reinsurer said in the report on its website today. The report examines 26 new emerging risk themes to raise awareness.

Pharmacies selling e-cigs to underage customers: report
Pharmacy News - July 8, 2014

Industry bodies in Britain have expressed their concern over recent findings that some UK pharmacies are selling e-cigarettes to young people under the age of ...

Top 9@Nine for July 8th, 2014
Fox 54 - July 8, 2014

E-cigarettes won't be allowed either. 3. Military vets had a chance to look for jobs Tuesday at the "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair at the Von Braun Center. The event ...

Healthy Outlook by Denice Dennis: Why 3-cigarettes [sic] are bad for community's health
San Jose (CA) Mercury - News - July 8, 2014

In short, e-cigarette users don't really know what they're putting in their bodies. In addition, we don't know how the vapor from electronic smoking devices affects people in the vicinity of where they are being used. The FDA has conducted laboratory an

Ban on Smoking Cigarettes, E-Cigs in Manhattan Beach Starts This ...
Patch.com - July 8, 2014

The Smoke-Free Public Places ordinance becomes effective on July 18, but will not be enforced until Aug. 18 while the city conducts a public outreach campaign ...

The Lowdown: Berkeley council on South Berkeley pizza plans ...
Berkeleyside-by Emilie Raguso - July 8, 2014

Council may tackle regulations related to electronic smoking devices, with a ... in multi-unit housing; tobacco smoking was banned in those units in December, effective ... But I guess banning things is fun for a certain Puritan strain. ... Instead of asking for a ban the government believes they should simply be studied further.

FDA Targets Cigar Makers, Threatening 119-Year-Old Business
The Heartland Institute July 7, 2014

After first cracking down on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, federal regulators now are moving on e-cigarettes, pipe and hookah tobacco, and cigars.

Proposed Eastland Ordinance Could Prohibit E-Cigs Sale, Use to Minors [VIDEO]
Big Country Homepage - July 7, 2014

This month's Commissioners Court meeting in Eastland will discuss the second and final reading of a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the sale, use, and possession of electronic cigarettes to minors.

Local officials worried by e-smoking
Spencer Daily Reporter - July 7, 2014

BUENA VISTA COUNTY -- New legislation is taking effect on e-cigarette sales in Iowa, but Buena Vista County health leaders say it isn't nearly enough.

Chicago's ban on indoor e-cigarette use begins today [VIDEO]
Examiner.com - July 7, 2014

Ever been in a restaurant and/or bar that doesn't allow smoking and still been surrounded by smoke, or vapor? For Chicagoans, that ends now. Today marks the start of a ban passed in January by the City Council. Now people who smoke e-cigarettes will have to take it outside with all other smokers.

The Alabaster City Council is considering a moratorium on some businesses
Alabaster Reporter - July 7, 2014

Pelhams moratorium, which was passed in June and is effective for a year, applies to a wide range of businesses, including payday loans, car title loans, check cashing, gold and silver brokers, tattoo parlors, pawn shops, vape shops, tobacco shops and used automobile sales establishments. ...

Smoking bans trending in downtown restaurants, but not all eliminate vaping [VIDEO]
whnt.com - July 7, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) Humphreys Bar & Grill in Huntsville is the fourth downtown establishment to ban smoking in the last nine months. After a month-long social media poll, the owners decided to kick the habit in the restaurant and on the patio. We just felt like it was a sign of the times and we wanted the majority of the people to be heard, said Humphreys manager Becky Vibbart. We saw an increase in our sales, said McDonald. We had new customers, new guests I should say, that came in and thanked us for going non-smoking that theyve been wanting to come in, but they just cant tolerate the smoke and they will not. Humphreys also wont tolerate electronic cigarettes.

Berkeley City Council seeks free pot for the poor
Washington Examiner - July 7, 2014

City Council members in Berkeley, Calif., were voting Monday on an ordinance that would require medical marijuana dispensaries to fork over a portion of their inventory to low-income and homeless residents Though Moore and his colleagues are enthusiastic about passing joints to the less fortunate, they are less so about e-cigarettes. The city council will also consider an ordinance to ban e-cigarette use in public spaces, despite the fact that e-cigarettes are a highly successful smoking cessation tool.

As Georgia, FDA Crack Down On E-Cigarettes, 'Vape Bars' Appear Across State
GPB - July 7, 2014

In Georgia, a new state law bans e-cigarette sales to anyone under 18. ... He says one advantage of vaping over smoking is that you can do it anywhere.

State should regulate e-cigarettes while awaiting tougher action from FDA
Boston Globe - July 7, 2014

With R.J. Reynolds going nationwide with its Vuse e-cigarette, and Altria planning to put its own MarkTen on shelves later this year, Big Tobacco is now fully engaged in the electronic cigarette business. Thats proof that the Food and Drug Administration waited too long to produce regulations on a fast-growing industry that FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg herself describes as the wild, wild West.

E-cigs legislation needs work
The Detroit News - July 7, 2014

By State Rep. Gail Haines I strongly urge Gov. Rick Snyder to veto legislation passed by the Michigan House of Representatives that addresses the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

New Jersey lawmakers not sold on bill to raise tobacco-buying age
The Express-Times - July 7, 2014

Electronic smoking devices are also included in the bill lawmakers are considering. Lehigh Vapor sells e-cigarettes and liquids at locations at Phillipsburg Mall ...

Vape away: e-cigs escape higher taxes
Asbury Park Press - July 7, 2014

New Jersey lawmakers backed off a proposal to increase taxes on electronic cigarettes by 75 percent, which would have brought their taxes in line with tobacco cigarettes and raised $35 million for the cash-strapped state.

JCC campuses go tobacco free Aug. 1
Olean Times Herald - July 7, 2014

A new policy to improve the overall health of those working or learning at any one of Jamestown Community Colleges (JCCs) sites will soon go into effect. On Aug 1, all three of the colleges campuses Jamestown, Dunkirk and Olean will be tobacco-free. This means cigarettes, cigars, hookah smoked products, clove and electronic cigarettes, bidis, kreteks, smokeless tobacco and snus are no longer allowed to be used on school grounds. The policy applies to campus visitors, as well.

Auburn Housing Authority to vote on smoking ban for tenants in ...
The Post-Standard - July 7, 2014

Auburn, NY --The Auburn Public Housing Authority is considering a ban on smoking in its 326 subsidized apartments. If the authority's commissioners approve the change, the authority could eventually terminate a lease if a tenant is caught lighting up.

Brownsville council: No e-cigs, but higher library fees
Albany Democrat Herald - July 7, 2014

BROWNSVILLE Fees for utilities and non-resident library cards are going up and electronic cigarettes are now specifically prohibited in public buildings following action June 24 by the Brownsville City Council.

Abilene City Council to Consider Banning E-Cigarettes
Big Country Homepage - July 7, 2014

On Thursday, July 10, the Abilene City Council will consider making what may be seen as a controversial change to the citys smoking ordinance. The council will consider banning electronic cigarettes from public places such as restaurants and bars in the same way regular cigarettes are.

Public use of e-cigarettes a growing topic in Corpus Christi ($$)
Corpus Christi Caller Times - July 7, 2014

Micah DeBenedetto/Special to the Caller-Times Victor Rivera demonstrates how to properly dismantle the e-cigarette to load the e-liquid at Monster Vape ...

City of Abilene considers adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban
KTXS - July 7, 2014

ABILENE, Texas - The city of Abilene is considering whether to add e-cigarettes to its current ban on smoking.

Too Many Vapers? E-cigarette Research Being Rushed to Study Effects
The News Ledge - July 7, 2014

To determine risks of the e-cigarettes and vaporizers before more Americans ... Act. It gives the FDA the ability to regulate novel tobacco items, including e-cigarettes. So far, the agency has proposed a ban on sales to minors, but public health ...

New Study: E-Cigarette Researchers Start to Count Puffs
American Live Wire - July 7, 2014

A team of researchers assessing the risks of electronic cigarettes is counting the puffs taken by volunteer vapers. Another will comb Facebook for posts on how people are tinkering with e-cigarettes to make the devices deliver extra nicotine.

To Vape or to Smoke, That is The Question
YottaFire - July 7, 2014

Technology is changing everyday and it is showing its impacts in smoking as well. People who used to inhale nicotine through normal cigarette have started using E-cigarette, isnt it amazing? E-Cigarette is one of the revolutionary steps taken by scientists in recent times. It not only prohibits excessive quantity of nicotine in body, but also makes sure that people find it as pleasurable as normal cigarette.

We Should Cheer E-Cigs and Vaping, Not Equate it With Smoking
Huffington Post (blog) - July 7, 2014

I see them enjoying their e-cigarette outside a bar or as they hustle down the street and it is easy to imagine that these e-cigs have replaced their previous form ...

To smoke or to vape, that is the question
Daily Journal Online - July 6, 2014

In a report written by Murray Laugesen on the Consumer Advocates Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) page, E-cigarettes are cigarette substitutes.

E-Cigarette business moving too fast for regulations
Knoxville News Sentinel - July 6, 2014

E-cigs are no better than regular cancer sticks, just slightly less unhealthy but still disgusting. E-cig smoker. Just because people around you tolerate it does not ...

Minor Change For E-Cigarettes In South Dakota
KELOLAND TV - July 6, 2014

"This is uncharted territory because e-cigarettes are a relatively new phenomenon, so what we did is we included it in the statutes that already control tobacco ...

E-cigarettes banned in parks; thousands attend 4th of July parade ...
The Oregonian - July 6, 2014

The Hillsboro City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday evening on the second and final reading of an ordinance prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes on park property ...

County Towns Revamping Tobacco Regulations
iBerkshires.com - July 6, 2014

LEE, Mass. Dalton, Pittsfield, and Lenox are all currently considering revamping their tobacco regulations as they try to keep ahead of the changing market. Meanwhile, places like Dalton are adopting language to regulate electronic cigarettes. Wilusz said later he will return to that Board of Health to propose a pharmacy ban.

Electronic joint sparks e-device debate
Salon - July 5, 2014

Contant argues that e-joints are much safer than e-cigarettes. An electronic cigarette contains nicotine, and nicotine is one of the most dangerous and most ...

E-cigarette ban possible in Eau Claire
Leader-Telegram - July 5, 2014

Eau Claire City Council members could follow their Eau Claire County counterparts by banning the smoking of e-cigarettes in all city buildings. Councilwoman Kathy Mitchell and Councilman Michael Xiong proposed an ordinance that would outlaw smoking e-cigarettes in municipal buildings and ...

Local institutions stubbing out e-cigarette use their grounds ($$)
Vincennes Sun Commercial - July 5, 2014

As questions regarding the safety of e-cigarettes hang in the balance, local institutions are already taking steps to prohibit them within their jurisdictions. This week Good Samaritan Hospital announced that, effective Aug. 1, it would go to a total smoke-free campus. Previously, hospital employees could smoke while inside their own vehicles during breaks, but in an effort to promote a healthier lifestyle, hospital officials decided to prohibit all tobacco products, including the new e-cigarettes, on all hospital property.

 

 

New laws take effect July 15
Ledger Independent - July 4, 2014

Legislators also passed a law that bars minors from purchasing electronic cigarettes and another which will require parents or guardians to appear in court with ...

 

Dark Clouds on E-Cigs' Horizon
Dallas Observer - July 3, 2014

The woman behind the curtain is busy today. She has too many orders to fill. Bottles of chemicals surround her as she leans over a small table and mixes a little from one and then another to create a "house blend" recipe while customers linger in the front room of her and her husband's vape shop in Arlington.

Fort Collins considered widespread smoking ban
Denver Business Journal - July 3, 2014

Fort Collins will decide later this month whether to enact a widespread ban that would snuff out smoking in the city's hotels and motels, according to the Northern Colorado Business Report. The city council will make a final decision on the ordinance at its July 16 meeting. if approved, the smoking ban also would apply to electronic cigarettes and ...

Pasco teacher negotiations continue, with big issues approaching
Tampabay.com (blog) - July 3, 2014

Another controversial subject also is likely to arise within the next week or so of talks: The district team has made no secret of its desire to ban smoking and ...

Ban E-Cigs From Minors? Elk Grove Mulls
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online - July 3, 2014

The Elk Grove Village Judiciary Planning and Zoning (JPZ) Committee made recommendations to the village board regarding e-cigarettes and sandwich board signs last month. As with regular cigarettes, it is currently illegal under state law for people under 18 to purchase electronic cigarettes that use flavored water vapor rather than tobacco. Committee Chairman Sam Lissner said the JPZ is recommending Elk Grove Village take that state law one step further making possession of e-cigarettes by minors illegal.

Setti Warren & Greg Schwartz: Tobacco ordinance a key step
Wicked Local Newton - July 3, 2014

While rates of smoking among Newton teens have consistently been declining, ... Therefore, under the new ordinances, the sale of flavored e-cigarettes will be ...

E-cigarette policies vary across Oakland County
Royal Oak Daily Tribune - July 3, 2014

While Birmingham has a new ordinance that regulates e-cigarette sales and use among minors, some wonder how it will be regulated in public places across Oakland County including the workplace. Oakland County reported it was in the midst of banning electronic cigarettes for employees and visitors in the county buildings. Officials have been working in recent weeks to add the new language that includes e-cigarettes, said County Spokesman Bill Mullan. Oakland Community College and Oakland University have also put policies in place that make their campuses smoke-free.

Eden School Board considers letting teachers, school staff confiscate e-cigarettes
Buffalo News - July 3, 2014

To address an increase in e-cigarette use, a revised policy may take effect in the Eden Central School District. Board of Education members will consider a change to the code of conduct that will allow teachers and administrators to confiscate and keep e-cigarettes. The existing policy lets them confiscate and return the items.

Motlow campuses implement policy against smoking
The Daily News Journal - July 3, 2014

In late May, the Moore County-based college announced it would restrict the use of all forms of tobacco products, even smokeless electronic cigarettes, beginning July 1. The policy does allow the use of tobacco products in private vehicles. Motlow also has campuses in sites in Fayetteville, McMinnville, and as of fall 2013, the colleges enrollment was 4,900, according to data from the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Blowing e-smoke up your ass
Daily Californian - July 3, 2014

The taste of maple syrup vapor enfolds my tongue as I inhale. Then its fresh blueberries and the sweet taste of warm honeycombed waffles. I cant resist trying my roommates blueberry waffle-flavored e-cigarette At the moment, most questions about e-cigarettes remain unanswered. How bad is secondhand vapor? Do e-cigarettes cause cancer? Tobacco companies are happy to keep things this way, while getting in on the action. If the interests of tobacco companies have always been at direct odds with the general populaces health, why would they start caring now? E-cigarettes represent just another way for them to boost the bottom line. Inconclusive research and lack of regulation means we might be hit with a wave of health problems as our vaping generation ages, much as the smokers of our grandparents generation met a tsunami of health complications they never imagined while puffing and chewing away as young adults. How many times will history repeat itself before we realize theres always a price tag for substance use, and especially addiction, and that our youth does not protect us from the possibility that were bankrupting our own health with fragrant clouds of milk and honey and pina colada vapor?

School districts act to ban e-cigarettes on campus
USA TODAY - July 2, 2014

A growing number of school districts are updating their tobacco policies to include a ban on e-cigarettes. Bronson Frick, associate director at Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, said the districts' actions are part of a trend as institutions such as hospitals and businesses also ban the vapor products. Frick said there's a misconception about the safety of the e-cigarettes. He said the vapor products are still producing deadly chemicals. "It's not water vapor, it's a chemical aerosol," he said.

Calabasas Bans 'Vaping' in Public Areas
Post-Periodical - July 2, 2014

The City of Calabasas has outlawed the use of electronic cigarettes in public except in designated smoking areas. The Calabasas City Council voted June 11 to include e-cigarettes in the citys secondhand smoke ordinance. The new law went into effect Tuesday. In February 2006, the City of Calabasas passed a secondhand smoke ordinance which prohibits smoking in public places where other people may be exposed to smoke. Public places include indoor and outdoor businesses, apartment common areas and parks. Businesses may apply to create a designated smoking area.

Sale of E-Cigarettes Are Now Illegal To Minors In Georgia
WLTZ 38 NBC - July 2, 2014

ATLANTA As of today, July 1, 2014, it is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under the age of 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions producing products.

Hillsboro City Council finalizes ban on e-cigarettes in parks
The Oregonian - July 2, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are now officially banned in Hillsboro parks. The Hillsboro City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday evening on the second and final reading of an ordinance prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes on park property which includes the home of the Hillsboro Hops, Ron Tonkin Field....

Council passes tobacco ban for minors ($$)
The Shippensburg News-Chronicle - July 2, 2014

Newville Borough Council approved an ordinance that prohibits the use and possession of tobacco products in public areas by those under the age of 18. During the public comment period, a married couple advocated for Council members to include adults in the ordinance, but Council members did not go in that direction. The ordinance was up for approval Tuesday evening after Borough Solicitor Marcus McKnight advertised an updated version. The update added e-cigarettes to the forms of tobacco products that are banned for use and possession by minors.

KSAT viewers sound off on proposed ban of e-cig sales to minors
KSAT San Antonio - July 2, 2014

SAN ANTONIO - District 7 City Councilman Cris Medina filed a Council Consideration Request on Monday proposing the ban of sales of electronic cigarettes ...

E- Cigarettes: Entry Port for Young People
Uncover California - July 2, 2014

Electronic cigarettes have been the topic of much debate among experts in the medical profession. A lot of researches have shown that e-cigarettes do help in kicking off the bud but others believe that they are serving as a gateway to nicotine addiction by luring teen smokers.

How the Rise of the Vaporizer Is Changing Pot Culture
Slate Magazine - July 2, 2014

The portable vapes I tried all required the same basic prep routine. First, you mill a pinch of weedusing a grinderuntil it's almost powdery, which ensures it ...

E-Cigarettes: Turning Harm Reduction Into Harm Addiction?
Forbes - July 1, 2014

Electronic cigarettes have become a lightening rod for controversy among experts in the medical profession, with studies supporting their potential to help some smokers quit, while others believe that the electronic devices may serve as a gateway to nicotine addiction by luring teen smokers.

The debate continues: AL.com readers divided about e-cigarette use ...
al.com - July 1, 2014

An AL.com story posted last Friday about e-cigarettes prompted a passionate discussion about the alternative smoking devices and whether they should be allowed inside public places and businesses that ban traditional smoking.

Deerfield to restrict e-cigarette sale, use
Deerfield Review - July 1, 2014

Deerfield will soon be regulating e-cigarettes the same way it controls the purchase and smoking of tobacco. Direction to prepare an ordinance changing Deerfields laws on the sale and public smoking of tobacco to include e-cigarettes was given to Village Manager Kent Street Monday, June 30, during a meeting of the Village Boards Committee of the Whole. If the board passes the proposed ordinance, people under 18 will not be allowed to purchase e-cigarettes in the village. Smoking them will be banned in all places where tobacco cannot be smoked, such as restaurants and public buildings, according to Police Chief John Sliozis.

Dozens of new Iowa laws take effect July 1
Iowa City Press Citizen - July 1, 2014

E-CIGARETTES: The new law will enable the state to regulate "electronic cigarettes" as it currently regulates tobacco products. Iowa retailers are banned from ...

Central Louisiana legislators focus on workforce issues
Alexandria Town Talk - July 1, 2014

... to the current state law prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 18 and was aimed specifically at e-cigarettes. We were able to close that gap.

E-cigarettes now limited indoors
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog) - July 1, 2014

A new law in Minnesota bans e-cigarette use in some public places, including government buildings, public schools, and most health care facilities. The Minnesota Legislature passed e-cigarette measures including indoor-use restrictions, starting July 1. The law also requires retailers to keep e-cigs behind the counter and to be licensed.

INTERVIEW: New Laws Restricting E-Cigarettes [VIDEO]
KSTP.com - July 1, 2014

... longer allowed in schools. The University of Minnesota is hosting a "Fresh Air Fair", to celebrate the newly acquired title of a smoke- and tobacco-free campus.

NJ senate passes minimum age tobacco bill
6abc.com - July 1, 2014

New Jersey might become the first state in the nation to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to 21. The state Senate on ...

E-cigarettes banned from water park
New Philadelphia Times Reporter - July 1, 2014

City officials have banned the use of electronic cigarettes at the Uhrichsville Water Park. Council recently authorized Mayor Terry Culbertson and City Services Director Joe Bolon to add the ban to the rules and regulations at the water park. The prohibition takes effect immediately. This is the second time this year that restrictions on smoking have been enacted in Tuscarawas County. In May, the New Philadelphia Park Board banned smoking at all city-owned parks, including Tuscora Park.

E-Cig Sales to Minors Now Illegal in Rhode Island
Boston.com - July 1, 2014

Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed legislation that bans the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. The legislation also prohibits use of the devices in Rhode Island by anyone under 18.

Proposal Would Restrict 'E-Cig" Sales in San Antonio
WOAI.com - July 1, 2014

Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports that an effort is gaining steam at City Hall to ban the sale of those so called 'e-cigs' to kids under the age of 18. The push is being made by northwest side Councilman Cris Medina, who says the 'liquid nicotine' which is the active ingredient in many, but not all, electronic cigarettes.

Is the E-Cigarette Bubble About to Burst?
Washingtonian.com - July 1, 2014

On a sunny Friday this spring, a thick haze lingered in the lobby of the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon. It was sweet, like apples and chocolate, and was coming from people huddled around tables near an indoor koi pond, sucking on metal contraptions with skinny mouthpieces that made them look like miniature oboes.

2014 Report on the US E-cigarette Market - Forecast to 2018
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) - July 1, 2014

In short, e-cigarettes are battery-powered nicotine inhalers that are designed to ... available in different flavors such as pink bubble gum, menthol, watermelon, ...

It Just Keeps Getting Worse For Big Tobacco
Investing.com - July 1, 2014

The bad news just doesnt stop for Big Tobacco. The industry is no stranger to smoking bans, punitive taxation, and crippling lawsuits, particularly in the United States. But life continues to get more difficult in much of the rest of the developed world too. Lets take a look at new developments coming out of the UK. And overseas, Britain's equivalent of the FDA will begin regulating e-cigs as of 2016. E-cigaretteswhich are safer than traditional cigarettes because of the ...

Dem bill would ban marketing of e-cigarettes toward kids
The Hill (blog) June 30, 2014

"With advertising that uses sex and sex appeal, youth are drawn to these products ... E-cigarette companies insist they are not intentionally marketing to children.

E-Cigarettes banned from Henry County, Martinsville schools [VIDEO]
WDBJ7 - June 30, 2014

E-Cigarettes banned from Henry County, Martinsville schools. The districts join a short list of schools in Virginia that have already banned the product.

E-cigarette ban in Philadelphia goes into effect Tuesday
WPVI-TV - June 30, 2014

Philadelphia's ban on E-cigarettes in public places starts tonight at midnight. The legislation prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and the use of e-cigarettes in workplaces, bars and restaurants. The law also applies to vape pens, e-hookahs and e-cigars.

Common Council Announces Proposed Moratorium on E-Cig Shops in Buffalo [VIDEO]
TWC News - June 30, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. The Buffalo Common Council last week approved a resolution to put a moratorium on the opening of any more e-cigarette stores and hookah lounges in the city, pending a review of whether the devices are safe.

Changes coming to Olean School District starting next year
Buffalo News - June 30, 2014

In addition, using e-cigarettes will be added to the list of behavior open to discipline because it endangers the safety, moral, health or welfare of another.

Bills that would ban minors from buying e-cigs cause some concern
Livingston Daily - June 30, 2014

Keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors is the intent, but some fear that a package of three bills awaiting Gov. Rick Snyders signature could establish the vapor-making cigarette alternative as something other than a tobacco product.

Smith: That was a smoke-free fairgrounds?
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - June 30, 2014

Birds are still flying upside down over the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, where marijuana connoisseurs lit up this past weekend at the public-owned property's second major pot fest in six months. This is uptight and politically incorrect, I know. But can you imagine a promotional confab at the fairgrounds that has people sucking on and exhaling exhaust from cigarettes, cigars, conventional pipes or e-cigs? Unthinkable, and none of those smokables is prohibited by federal law. Sonoma County, which aspires to be declared one of the healthiest counties in California, has proclaimed the fairgrounds in southeast Santa Rosa smoke-free. Smoking was legal this past weekend only in two designated areas.

EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco snuffs out e-cigarette legislation
Fresno Bee - June 30, 2014

Only a few months ago, state lawmakers in California were full of plans to limit the sketchy electronic devices that heat a nicotine solution to create vapor that may or may not be hazardous to the health of those who inhale it. "We were successful in getting the bill amended so that e-cigarettes are separately defined," Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association ...

Lakewood might ban e-cigs, vapes from public spaces
The Cannabist - June 30, 2014

Lakewood City Council will vote soon on whether to add electronic smoking devices to the ordinance that restricts smoking in public places. Electronic cigarettes would join other smoking products that are banned from use in and around public places, including a 25-foot buffer around entryways. Smoking would still be allowed at outdoor patios, such as at a restaurant or bar. Its also being done to facilitate uniform enforcement of smoke-free air laws, to reduce the potential for re-normalizing smoking where tobacco use is prohibited, and to address enforcement of the prohibition of public consumption of marijuana. You cant tell what theyre vaping, Young said. You dont know if theyre using hash oil or a nicotine-based substance, because it doesnt emit an odor.

Law Banning E-Cigarette Sales To Minors Goes Into Effect July 1
WLRN - June 30, 2014

E-cigarettes aren't made with tobacco, but they vaporize a mixture of flavorings -- and nicotine. Because of the nicotine, e-cigarettes are addictive. But until recently, there were no laws in Florida banning their sale to minors.

Jimmy Buffett to sell e-cigarettes in Florida?
The Buzz, Orlando Business Journal - June 30, 2014

Is Jimmy Buffett the Jimmy Buffett getting ready to start selling electronic cigarettes in Florida? Or, with a bigger question mark, marijuana products?

Supervisors add e-cigs to smoke ban
UI The Daily Iowan - June 30, 2014

Smoke or vapor its all the same in Johnson County. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors passed a motion last week that will prohibit the use of alternative-tobacco products which includes electronic cigarettes on Johnson County property. The motion passed with a 3-2 vote.

Michigan bills that would ban minors from buying e-cigs cause concern
Detroit Free Press - June 30, 2014

Keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors is the intent, but some fear that a package of three bills awaiting Gov. Rick Snyders signature could establish the vapor-making cigarette alternative as something other than a tobacco product.

Minnesota new laws: new restrictions on e-cigarettes, tighter ...
The Tribune - June 30, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minnesota The Minnesota Legislature passed scores of new laws this spring, and many of them take effect Tuesday. A look at some of the more ...

New e-cigarette restrictions take effect July 1
Virtual Press Office (press release) - June 30, 2014

"Minnesota is leading the nation in taking steps to regulate e-cigarettes, which have the potential to addict youth to nicotine," said coalition co-chair Molly ...

Missouri enters debate over e-cigarette regulations
Lake Expo - June 30, 2014

Enthusiasts see e-cigarettes as a powerful new technology that could break many smokers from the deadly grip of tobacco. But they face a growing movement to ...

E-cigarette nicotine safety caps needed to stop poisonings, says NY lawmaker
Tech Times - June 30, 2014

A New York lawmaker is calling on the federal government to mandate child-proof safety caps on the liquid nicotine containers used for e-cigarettes citing increased calls to poison control hotlines.

Fairfax School Board approves softer discipline rules, shorter ...
Washington Post - June 30, 2014

For instance, the new rules will include e-cigarettes, hookah pens and other similar so-called vape devices increasingly popular with teens to a list of prohibited ...

The two sides of the e-cigarette debate
Martinsburg Journal - June 30, 2014

According to the most recent available statistics, about 4,000 West Virginia residents die each year from tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure, ...

Berkeley County clears the air when it comes to smoking
West Virginia MetroNews - June 30, 2014

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. Theres change in the air in Berkeley County. Two months after the health department voted for the county to go smoke-free, its time to put their plan in action. Starting July 1, a comprehensive indoor smoking policy went into effect. The regulation treats e-cigarettes the same as other tobacco products. The same as cigarettes, explained Gavaria. Another extra step the county took was to ...

Lady Gaga Will Pitch E-Cigarettes to Teens and Other Little Monsters
Businessweek - June 30, 2014

Lady Gaga is joining forces with Blu eCigs, according to the Sunday Telegraph, which says she will make a video featuring the electronic cigarettes. This is a nightmare for public health officials, who have spent decades trying to push smoking to the margins of the culture. Cigarette makers were barred from TV and radio advertising in 1970. State lawsuits against tobacco companies settled in 1998 ended billboard ads and banished Joe Camel and other marketing toward youth. Since then, tobacco companies have had to settle for advertising at counters and cash registers.

For smokers, can e-cigarettes save money?
Bismarck Tribune June 30, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) It's difficult to say yet if electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular fire-and-tobacco smokes, but they can save smokers hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year.

Philip Morris International Launches Marlboro E-Cigarettes
Headlines & Global News - June 30, 2014

Tobacco company Philip Morris International will release a new Marlboro e-cigarette by the end of 2014, in hopes of cashing in on different options for smokers. The product will reportedly use real tobacco, not artificial tar that can be found in other, standard cigarettes.

Pictured: Family's devastated home after e-cigarette exploded while it was charging
Daily Mail - June 30, 2014

This is the horrific state of a family home left gutted by flames after an e-cigarette exploded while it was charging, killing the neighbour's cat. Victoria Newton, 34, and her three children are 'lucky to be alive' according to fire crews but have now been left homeless.

Nicotine Poisonings Increase Blamed on E-Cigarettes
News Radio Wood - June 30, 2014

The CDC says kids are getting their hands on e-cigarettes and drinking the liquid or absorbing it through their skin, either from the cigarettes themselves or from ...

Introducing the world's first e-cigar lounge
Metro - June 29, 2014

But one London hotel is determined to bring the cigar room back to life by reviving it as an e-cigar lounge. ... complete with e-cig menu and a hi-tech take on the retro cigarette girl, who tours ... There are also extra-long menthol ones, regular tobacco-flavoured ones ...

Changing laws in Virginia take effect Tuesday
Insurance News Net - June 29, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, which deliver nicotine in vapor form, will join the list of tobacco products that can't be sold to or purchased or possessed by a minor.

Sen. Schumer Proposes Regulations For Liquid E-Cigarette Containers
CBS Local - June 29, 2014

New York Sen. Charles Schumer unveiled a proposal Sunday to require child-proof safety caps and warning labels on e-cigarette liquid containers.

Fort Collins weighs fee on disposable grocery bags
The Coloradoan - June 29, 2014

Items to be considered include: An ordinance expanding the city's smoking ordinance to prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes, in areas where conventional smoking is prohibited. The ordinance also would require all hotel and motel rooms in the city to be smoke free.

Jury is still out on e-cigarette hazards
Nanaimo Daily News - June 29, 2014

It might be an excess of caution to include e-cigarettes in the Capital Regional District's clean air bylaw, but in this case, too much caution would be better than too little.

New England's first vaping convention underway in Springfield [VIDEO]
WSHM-TV - June 28, 2014

This weekend, the Mass Mutual Center is home to the first vaping convention in New England.
It is hosted by the Vaping Convention Circuit, which has hosted similar types of events over the past year across the country.

E-cigarettes have become popular, but their effect on health is still ...
Southeast Missourian - June 28, 2014

E-cigarettes are plastic or metal tubes, usually the size of a cigarette, that heat a liquid nicotine ... That creates vapor, sometimes flavored, that users inhale. ... Some smokers use e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking tobacco, or to cut down.

Don't let industry set e-cigarette laws
STLtoday.com - June 28, 2014

... prohibiting youth access to e-cigarettes to justify what is overall a bad bill. ... Reasons include the need for federal definition and regulation of e-cigarettes, ... the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and the Tobacco Free Missouri Coalition.

As e-cigarette popularity booms, Genesee County workplaces scramble to regulate
The Flint Journal - June 28, 2014

GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- As electronic smoking devices boom in popularity, Genesee County businesses and institutions are scrambling to figure out how -- or if -- they should be allowed on premises.

Editorial: Snyder should veto e-cigarette legislation
Battle Creek Enquirer - June 28, 2014

Everybody agrees that the state should prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, but the regulatory questions surrounding e-cigarettes are complex and largely unanswered, and Gov. Rick Snyder should defer to the medical community and veto e-cigarette legislation heading to his desk.

Medical marijuana, e-cigarette rules among Iowa laws taking effect
Quad City Times - June 28, 2014

THE LAW: The sale or possession of electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine products is banned in Iowa for minors ... The new law also requires that any person offering these products for sale to consumers hold a valid tobacco permit.

E-Cigarette Regulation Puffs Ahead
Santa Monica Mirror - June 27, 2014

In an opening salvo, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday the drafting of an ordinance to regulate the use of vaporizers colloquially referred to as electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes the same way as traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes use would still be permitted in certain designated locations. Vapor shops would be exempt from the proposed law. Representing the Smoke Free Air For Everyone, Esther Schiller said e-cigarettes are an extension of the tobacco industry and the vaporizers are advertised in the same exact way traditional cigarettes were markets from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Dublin City Council Approves Housing Element, Sets e-Cigarette Rules
Livermore Independent - June 27, 2014

The Dublin City Council has approved its housing element for 2015 through 2022. The council also passed strict regulations designed to keep "electronic tobacco" sales and usage away from children.

Editorial: Big Tobacco kills sensible e-cig bills
Sacramento Bee - June 27, 2014

Rep. Jackie Speier last week proposed federal legislation to regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products. Forgive us if our hopes are less than high. Only a few ...

E-cigarette tax fallout: Letter
NJ.com - June 27, 2014

The only winner, if e-cigarettes are taxed, will be the tobacco companies. The state will not reap the financial rewards because most of the small retailers will be ...

East Ridge Voters To Decide On 17 City Charter Changes; E ...
The Chattanoogan - June 27, 2014

The ban of Electronic-cigarettes from the inside of buildings that are owned or leased by the city passed on second and final reading. A violation of this ban ...

Texas lawmakers push for E-Cig ban to minors [VIDEO]
KFDA - June 27, 2014

The campaign to ban E-cigarettes to minors in Kyle, TX has now caught the attention ... The new law only outlaws possession of E-cigs by anyone under 18 and it's ... The FDA is considering requiring that all E-cigarette vapor mixes be tested, ...

Bible appeal made
Martinsville Bulletin - June 27, 2014

Another revision is that electronic cigarettes, like those containing tobacco, are banned on school property including buses and at school-sponsored ...

Philip Morris To Launch E-Cig With Real Tobacco
Techsonia - June 27, 2014

Philip Morris International Inc. is set to launch a Marlboro-branded electronic cigarette that heats real tobacco rather than burning it, the company said on Thursday. Philip Morris said the e-cigarettes, called the Marlboro HeatSticks, will be release in cities in Italy and Japan later this year, and there are expansion plans next year.

Managing the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace
PersonnelToday.com - June 27, 2014

The increasing use of e-cigarettes, which are not covered by the same legislation as tobacco products, means employers may have to reconsider and rewrite ...

Red Deer bans e-cigarettes under local smoking bylaw
CBC.ca - June 27, 2014

Red Deer residents fond of electronic cigarettes will no longer be able to puff where they please, after city officials clarified the reach of a local smoking bylaw.

E-joints: Is marijuana the next substance to get vaporized?
CNET - June 26, 2014

With the rise in prominence of electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigs," will electronic cannabis be too far behind?...

ROSS: Tony Gwynn and the case for e-cigarettes
Washington Times - June 26, 2014

While the risk of oral cancer (among other serious ailments) from chaw is far less than it is from smoking, the risk from e-cigarettes is likely to be zero. An added ...

E-cigarettes banned in Genesee County government buildings
minbcnews.com - June 26, 2014

FLINT -- Dean Abernathy says e-cigarettes helped him quit the tobacco more than a year ago. Since I've been on these, I can ride about 5 miles a day, not ...

VU amends merit pay raise policy
The Daily Record - June 26, 2014

In other action, the Board approved an amendment to VU's Tobacco Policy that treats the use of electronic-cigarettes identically to tobacco use, restricting use to only designated areas. Provost Chuck Johnson said the amendment is similar to action approved by the University of Southern Indiana. He said it would "aid the overall enforcement of the policy."

Vista revises its e-cigarette smoking ordinance
Coast News - June 26, 2014

The citys smoking policies now prohibit electronic smoking in public areas and the possession of such devices/materials by minors, after the City Council voted 4-1 to include revisions to its municipal codes stance on smoking at its June 24 meeting. The modified ordinances update Vistas definition of electronic cigarettes and incorporate such synthetic smoking devices into its current regulations, as well as extending prohibitive measures to said devices.

The vape divide
Chico News & Review - June 26, 2014

Because electronic cigarettes and vaping represent relatively new technology, research is scarce and results have been contradictory: University College ...

Council favors e-cig regulations
Santa Monica Daily Press - June 26, 2014

City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to move in the direction of regulating electronic cigarettes within the city.

Quincy School Board not moving forward with random drug testing ... [VIDEO]
WGEM - June 26, 2014

... curriculum, focusing more on "making good decisions" for the younger kids.He says they have also modified the school's policy to include banning e-cigarettes ...

Chamber of Commerce discusses upcoming events
The News - June 26, 2014

He said that "electronic cigarettes" are attractive to youth, and are not yet regulated by the FDA because they are not considered a tobacco product. Along with ...

Young people speak out on the growing debate surrounding e ...
Buffalo News - June 26, 2014

Now, schools, families and students all across America are confronted by the next national phenomena: electronic cigarettes, often referred to as e-cigs.

Nearly All The Cigarette Companies Are Selling E-cigs Now
TheStreet.com - June 26, 2014

The popularity of smoking electronic cigarette stermed vaping by the already-initiatedhas grown faster than anyone previously thought. For a product that didn't really exist four years ago, it has grown into a $4 billion industry, with many estimates suggesting that it could make up more than half of ...

Another Push to Impose Regulations on E-Cigarettes
Legal Examiner - June 26, 2014

... professionals are calling on the World Health Organization to hold firm in what seems to be its intention to impose strict regulations on electronic cigarettes..

Smoking bans are not about improving health - they are about control
United Liberty - June 26, 2014

When states and cities started banning smoking in public places, any push back by citizens didnt receive much attention. Smoking isnt good for ones health, and certainly doesnt help anyone nearby. So, with people having fewer places to legally enjoy tobacco, there was at least a little more interest in quitting - the smoking cessation industry got a little boost. Now, insurance companies are not only hitting people with higher rates for life insurance if they use tobacco products, but also for health insurance. Sadly, many of the smoking cessation products out there dont tend to work very well for a lot of people, though. The latest tool for dropping tobacco is vaping - using e-cigarettes.

Philip Morris Stumbles On Lowered Full-Year Profit Forecast
Bidness Etc - June 26, 2014

The rising demand for electronic cigarettes as a healthier alternative has also caused concern for the long-term prospects of major tobacco players, which are ...

AWMA Forum Hones in on Vaping
CSPnet.com - June 26, 2014

A theme quickly emerged among the three tobacco analysts presenting at the American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA) C-Metrics Convenience Industry Outlook Forum yesterday: the vaping and e-liquid trend has hit the industry at full force. And with good reason.

Rick Ross Named Brand Ambassador Of mCig Electronic Cigarettes
HotNewHipHop - June 25, 2014

Rick Ross has announced a partnership with mCig, with plans to release his own "Mastermind"-branded smoking device in the future. Rick Ross may have lost his Reebok sponsorship last year, but he hasn't had any trouble picking up new deals. The MMG bawse has now landed an unlikely partnership with mCig electronic cigarettes.

Cedar Park City Council to consider new e-cigarette regulations
Community Impact Newspaper - June 25, 2014

On June 26, Cedar Park City Council will consider ordinances that would restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in city buildings and forbid the sale of ...

Reasons why some e-cigs are a safer alternative to traditional smoking
Your Houston News - June 25, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to get a handle on new smoking products, including electronic cigarettes, with newly proposed regulations that include banning sales to minors and requiring manufacturers to register all of their products and ingredients with the FDA.

Birmingham bans minors from smoking e-cigarettes
Hometownlife.com - June 25, 2014

As far as the Birmingham City Commission is concerned, electronic cigarettes should be treated like any other tobacco product. The commission voted Monday to prohibit the sale, possession or use of e-cigarettes by minors in Birmingham. Local stores or gas stations caught selling e-cigarettes to minors now face a fine of up to $100.

Housing commission continues non-smoking conversion
Manisteenews - June 25, 2014

At its meeting in July, the Manistee Housing Commission will likely vote to adopt a new non-smoking policy for all of its facilities. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, all MHC grounds, common spaces, tenant units, vehicles, equipments, parking lots, general areas and properties will be mandated smoke-free, as outlined in the commissions draft policy.

Braintree tobacco purchase age increasing to 18
Wicked Local Braintree - June 25, 2014

Effective Oct. 1, the minimum age to purchase tobacco in town will rise from 18 to 21, placing Braintree in the same category as other communities in Massachusetts like Needham and Canton. However, in addition to tobacco sales, these penalties are going to apply for the first time to the selling of electronic cigarettes and other nicotine-delivery ...

Perks of 'vaping' to go up in smoke?
Juneau Empire (subscription) - June 25, 2014

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly wants to hear from the public on the issue during its Monday meeting that starts at 7 p.m. The Assembly is slated to discuss Ordinance 2014-32, which proposes amending the second-hand smoke control code to regulate the use of electronic cigarette vapor.

City Council Won't Change Code on Vehicle Lifts
Corona del Mar Today - June 25, 2014

The Newport Beach City Council City Councilwoman Nancy Gardner of Corona del Mar also asked for two items to be placed on future Council agendas, including an official historic designation for the Goldenrod Footbridge and inclusion of e-cigarettes in city laws that restrict smoking in parks and beaches.

Santa Monica Limits E-Cigarettes [VIDEO]
City Council votes to regulate the devices in the same way as regular cigarettes, effectively banning them from bars, clubs and restaurants
NBC Southern California - June 25, 2014

The Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously late Tuesday night to bar e-cigarettes from clubs, bars, restaurants and anywhere regular cigarettes arent allowed. The seaside town joins a growing list of cities that have restricted the use of the devices, including Los Angeles, Long Beach and Beverly Hills. I think what were certainly going to do is look closely at all of the data regarding public health and regarding other impacts on our town, Mayor Pro Tem Terry ODay said Tuesday before the council took up the issue.

E-views: East Contra Costa readers weigh in on banning of e-cigarettes
Contra Costa Times - June 25, 2014

In the weekly feature called "e-views," we invite readers to answer a question via email or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BrentwoodNews. Last week's question: The Oakley and Pittsburg city councils recently voted to include e-cigarettes in public smoking bans. Do you think these devices should be included in city ordinances that restrict smoking in public places? Please explain.

Canevari Leads Charge To Change Legislation
Milford LIVE - June 25, 2014

Milford resident Cindy Canevari is the Delaware State Lead Ambassador for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). In this volunteer role, Canevari travels throughout the state to speak with elected officials about the importance of keeping cancer a national, state and local priority. This year she has been busy advocating for protections for minors regarding tanning beds and electronic cigarettes in the State of Delaware and for a broader definition of palliative care at the federal level.

Florida bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors starting July 1
Sun-Sentinel - June 25, 2014

On Tuesday, that practice will become law in Florida. Gov. Rick Scott this month signed a bill making it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to minors and for minors to possess them. Florida joins states including Oklahoma, Kentucky, Connecticut and Delaware, whose governors recently signed similar laws.

U community split over upcoming tobacco-free policy
Minnesota Daily - June 25, 2014

After years of debate and discussion, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities will prohibit smoking and tobacco use on campus beginning July 1. The new policy will ban smoking, selling, free distributing and advertising tobacco products and electronic cigarettes on University property, a move officials say will make the campus environment healthier. But some still question just how the University will enforce the ban and how it could affect the campus community.

Oregon woman: 'E-cigarettes killed my dog'
KREM.com (subscription) - June 25, 2014

DALLAS, Ore. -- A Dallas, Oregon woman believes that her E-cigarettes killed her dog. Diana Glover said one of her two Dachshunds died a horrific death after the four-year-old dog named Phoebe chewed on a bottle of the Taste-E-liquid used for E-cigarettes. Glover said the bottle had fallen off her desk. Seconds after Phoebe got a hold of it, the little dog started convulsing and bleeding from its nose and mouth. I want to warn as many people as possible that if theyre not aware of how lethal this stuff is, that they become aware of it, said Glover.

Lebanon schools adopt new pay plan
Lebanon Democrat - June 25, 2014

Other items approved by the board included budget amendments for 2013-14; the federal programs budget for 2014-15; adding electronic cigarettes to the boards policy on tobacco-free schools; adoption of the look-back measurement under the Affordable Care Act; and requesting bids for furniture for the addition at Winfree Bryant Middle School.

Council limits smoking of e-cigarettes ($$)
Alvin Sun Advertiser - June 25, 2014

Electronic cigarettes will now be treated the same as tobacco cigarettes in Alvin after the City Council voted 7-0 June 19 to regulate their use in public places, including restaurants. Before the vote, three people spoke against the ordinances wording that would not allow smoking in restaurants.

Ashwaubenon bans e-cigarettes from public places
Appleton Post Crescent - June 25, 2014

ASHWAUBENON Smokers hoping to take a drag from e-cigarettes in public places will have to follow the same rules as those who use traditional tobacco products. That means no lighting up on school grounds or in village buildings, local businesses and some park areas under a revised smoking ban.

DEVELOPING STORY: City of Eau Claire looking to ban e-cigs [VIDEO]
WQOW TV News 18 - June 25, 2014

The Eau Claire City Council is considering banning the use of e-cigarettes in a number of places throughout the city. It's a step the county recently took. "Its the same smoking ordinance we have right now but we're just adding e-cigarettes to that, said city council member Kathy Mitchell who proposed the change.

White House weakened draft of FDA's proposed tobacco regulations
Reuters June 25, 2014

White House changes to proposed rules for tobacco products significantly weakened language detailing health risks from cigars and deleted restrictions that might have prevented online sales of e-cigarettes, published documents show. The White House's Office of Management and Budget, which analyzes the potential economic consequences of proposed regulations, deleted language in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recently proposed regulations describing how the rules would keep thousands of people from taking up cigar smoking and have enormous public health benefits. The OMB also weakened language detailing the FDA's concerns about the safety of e-cigarettes, according to documents published Tuesday in the Federal Register.

White House Deletes FDA's Proposed E-Cigarette Regulations Preventing Online Sales
Medical Daily - June 25, 2014

The White House made changes to the rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for regulating tobacco products, deleting restrictions that might have prevented online sales of e-cigarettes, Reuters reported. The rules proposed by the FDA on April 24 would subject the $2 billion industry to federal regulation for the first time. Additionally, the Office of Management and Budget weakened language indicating the FDA's concerns about the safety of both cigars and e-cigarettes.

CDC finds use of e-cigarettes rising among teens [VIDEO]
Daily Sundial - June 25, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the use of E-cigarettes by middle and high school students has more than doubled from 2011 to 2012.

Health experts warn WHO against e-cigarette tactics
New Zealand Doctor Online - June 25, 2014

Four New Zealand academics have joined a pack of global health experts warning the WHO about misleading promises made by the tobacco industry on the benefits of e-cigarettes.

Catching the 'Vapers': E Cigarette Fact and Fiction
atlantadailyworld - June 25, 2014

E-cigarettes at the outset appear to be a safer, better smelling alternative to conventional cigarettes for both the vapers themselves and others around them. However, given the lack of regulation and research, including studies of the long-term effects, the jury is still out on its ultimate safety. Do your own research. Check out the CDC, FDA, and the Poison Control Center first, and consult your physician to learn of all your options for smoking cessation.

Doctors group questions e-cigarette public ban plans
ITV News - June 25, 2014

Doctors group the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in Wales has published its response to the Welsh Government's proposal to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places.

Hayward bans new e-cigarette stores, hookah lounges
San Jose Mercury News - June 25, 2014

HAYWARD -- The city on Tuesday banned opening new hookah lounges and vapor stores that sell e-cigarettes.

TriMet union wrong on cameras, right on Camels (poll): Editorial ...
The Oregonian - June 24, 2014

Then, last year, the agency's board decided to prohibit smoking which includes the use of electronic cigarettes on all TriMet property. The smoking shelters ...

Riverbank mayor calls for e-cigarette restrictions
Modesto Bee - June 24, 2014

RIVERBANK City leaders should outlaw e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited, Mayor Richard O'Brien said Tuesday as City Council members ...

Should E-Cigarette Vapors Be Treated Like Tobacco Smoke? [AUDIO]
Alaska Public Radio Network - June 24, 2014

The Juneau Assembly is considering a ban on e-cigarette vapors in nearly all indoor public spaces. The local chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence led the push at an Assembly Committee meeting Monday. Kristin Cox, a naturopathic doctor and the councils tobacco prevention program coordinator, argued that the new tobacco alternative is being marketed to youths and misrepresented as harmless.

Should e-cigarette vapors be treated like tobacco smoke?
Ktoo - June 24, 2014

The Juneau Assembly is considering a ban on e-cigarette vapors in nearly all indoor public spaces. The local chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence led the push at an Assembly Committee meeting Monday. Kristin Cox, a naturopathic doctor and the councils tobacco prevention program coordinator, argued that the new tobacco alternative is being marketed to youths and misrepresented as harmless.

Local e-cigarette industry grows with each puff
Fresno Business Journal - June 24, 2014

Across the country, a growing number of tobacco users are turning to smoke-free alternatives like electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. What began as a grassroots trend in major cities has finally made its way to the Valley, where more than a dozen vapor shops have opened in the last few years. In Fresno County alone, there are an estimated 164,000 adult smokers. For Valley vape shop owners, this represents a vast and relatively untapped market.

Calif. Vapor Assoc. Wins a Sub-Category on Yelp
PR.com (press release) - June 24, 2014

California Vapor Association proudly announces that the international Yelp community has advanced awareness of the differentiation between smoke shops and vape shops by establishing a unique sub-category for vape shops. This will support retailers desire to promote their stores in an accurate way.

There's no good reason to give addictive nicotine to our youth ($$)
The Herald-Times (subscription) - June 24, 2014

Electronic cigarettes e-cigs are good because they allow smokers to cut back on many of the harmful effects of smoking the real thing and reduce the harm of second-hand smoke. But e-cigs are bad because they are delivering harmful nicotine to teenagers in rapidly rising numbers, leaving addicts in their wake. ...

News Briefs: Chesterfield council considers e-cig regulations
Newsmagazinenetwork - June 24, 2014

Electronic cigarettes reportedly are gaining in popularity but the Chesterfield City Council is considering regulations to make it tougher for minors to join the trend. Legislation regulating the sale, use and possession of electronic cigarettes and similar products was brought before the council for a first reading at its June 16 meeting. With first reading approval, the measure again will be on the agenda for action at the next council session on July 21. Under the proposed ordinance, it will be illegal in Chesterfield to distribute electronic cigarettes, cigars, cigarellos and pipes to anyone under the age of 18. Minors also will be prohibited from purchasing, possessing and using the products.

Supervisor seeks vaping ban
Hastings Tribune - June 24, 2014

Chuck Neumann said he plans to discuss the vaping subject with other supervisors and look at passing a resolution to ban e-cigarettes on county property.

Snuff and E-Cigs Are Not Harmless, Say Scientists
TIME - June 24, 2014

For starters, nicotine is not a benign substance, especially when it comes to cardiovascular health. As Dr. Steven Nissen, Department Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, put it, nicotine has profound effects on the heart. The highly addictive drug can lead to surges in heart rate, constriction in the blood vessels, and spikes in blood pressurethe very effects that heart medications are designed to counteract. To come up with new diabolically clever way to addict Americans to nicotine is a terrible idea, says Dr. Nissen. [E-cigarette companies] are pitching very hard that they can make smoking safer. [But] nicotine is an addictive drug, no matter if you smoke it or aerosolize it. Why you would want to addict another generation to nicotine is beyond me. Public health suggests we should fight electronic cigarettes the same way we fought tobacco.

Could tobacco settlement bonds see trouble because of e-cigs?
Louisville Business First (blog) - June 24, 2014

Some analysts see growth in e-cigarette sales as a risk for holders of $96 billion of bonds tied to tobacco-industry payments. Many of the bonds were set up with ...

Senator Durbin: The Fight Against Big Tobacco Isn't Over Yet
eNews Park Forest - June 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--June 23, 2014. On the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) responded to the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) announcement that it will further delaying the release of regulations that would expand the agencys regulatory authority over tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Today, Durbin called for a renewed dedication to the fight against tobacco, smoking, and nicotine addiction: This includes peddling a candy-flavored nicotine addiction to our kids in the form of e-cigarettes. The FDA failed once more in its mission to protect our children ...

Daphne to restrict e-cigarette use? [VIDEO]
FOX10 News - Mobile - June 24, 2014

One eastern shore city may be the next in line to outlaw the use of e-cigarettes or vaping in some public places. Daphnes ordinance committee is looking into ammending the citys existing smoking ordinance to include a ban on e-cigarettes.

Be concerned
Juneau County Star-Times - June 23, 2014

Juneau County residents may have recently seen ads in the community encouraging tobacco users to quit smoking using e-cigarettes. While this offer may sound intriguing to some, there are a few reasons to be concerned about the potential harm posed by e-cigarettes.

Bastrop School District approves maintenance service shift
Austin American-Statesman - June 23, 2014

The changes to the student code of conduct largely reflect additional language prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes, or other vaping equipment and accessories, ...

State Rep. Isaac to propose outlawing e-cig sales to minors
Community Impact Newspaper - June 23, 2014

State Rep. Jason Isaac said he plans on filing a bill in the upcoming 84th Legislature proposing a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes and similar products to ...

Doctor warns of e-cigarette risk: poison control calls up 600% [VIDEO]
KOKH FOX25 - June 23, 2014

It can kill you child with just a sip. Doctors are warning parents about their liquid e-cigarette refills, which can vary in the amount of nicotine inside. "It's just as deadly as a gun, it's just as deadly as any other chemical you have in your house," said OU Children's ER physician Dr. Ryan Brown. The e-cigarette, or vaping, industry is booming in Oklahoma, even more than in other states. "Oklahoma is at the forefront of the vaping industry," said Chairman of the Oklahoma Vapor Advocacy League Sean Gore.

West Cecil Health Center goes tobacco free
Cecil Whig - June 23, 2014

CONOWINGO Patients, visitors and staff will no longer be allowed to smoke or chew tobacco products at West Cecil Health Center starting Aug. 1. E-cigarette consumption will also be prohibited.

Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]
Baltimore Sun - June 23, 2014

Earlier this year, The Sun quoted several smokers who had cut back or quit ... Banning e-cigarette use inside public buildings would be a great step toward ...

E-CIGS: Vape group on board with Speier's proposal to keep ...
Press-Enterprise - June 23, 2014

If a congresswoman has her way, electronic cigarettes will be regulated nationwide in the same way as regular tobacco products, including a ban on sales to minors. And, at least on the issue of keeping vapes away from kids, a spokesman Monday said the industry doesnt disagree.

E-cigarettes may soon be regulated the same way as cigarettes in Santa Monica
Santa Monica Mirror - June 23, 2014

The act of vaping might soon be no different than smoking under the eyes of the law, as the Santa Monica City Council will be discussing this Tuesday the possibility of an ordinance to regulate e-cigarettes the same way as cigarettes.

Congresswoman proposes e-cigarette regulations
KDWN - June 23, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) A San Francisco congresswoman unveiled legislation Friday that would regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way as typical tobacco products, accusing the e-cigarette industry of targeting children and teenagers with its marketing. With flavors like gummy bear, cotton candy, and chocolate cake, our kids are literally vaping these things up, said U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, who announced the proposal outside the San Francisco General Hospital emergency room. With ads using sex and sex appeal, our teens are lusting after these objects. The legislation would restrict television advertisements of electronic cigarettes as was done for tobacco, said a statement from Speiers spokeswoman, Katrina Rill. Speier plans to introduce the bill Monday to regulate the devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution to create inhalable vapor.

US Rep. Jackie Speier proposes e-cigarette legislation
San Jose Mercury News - June 23, 2014

Dr. Neal Benowitz, associate medical director of the San Francisco Division of the California Poison Control System, who joined Speier, talked about the increase in poisonings and burnings by e-cigarettes. Speier says the e-cigarette industry is targeting children and teenagers by offering products flavored like gummy bears, cotton candy and chocolate cake.

The debate on E-cigarettes
Central Kentucky News - June 23, 2014

Here comes the sound of anti-smokers talking about the harms of e-cigarettes the ones that burn no tobacco, only heat up a solution containing nicotine. No harms are known either to the smoker or anyone closeby, but that still will not stop the shrill voice of the tobacco critic claiming regulation must be done to protect the public from the great unknown. What part of no danger dont they understand?

Student Voices: E-cigarettes should have tighter regulation
Boston Herald -June June 23, 2014

Fifth-grade students responded to our Student Voices writing prompt: Do you think there should be tougher regulations on e-cigarettes? We think they should ...

Snyder May Block e-Cigarette Block
News Radio Wood - June 23, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder is strongly hinting that he may veto legislation to prevent minors from buying electronic cigarettes because he does not think it would go ...

District revamps tobacco policy
Springfield News-Leader - June 23, 2014

Electronic and simulation cigarettes might not contain tobacco. But carrying them or using them on Springfield school property can still spell trouble for students.

Killeen ISD board to vote to approve ban of e-cigarettes
Killeen Daily Herald - June 23, 2014

Any student caught possessing, giving, selling or using the vaporizing devices or any associated liquid nicotine products will face disciplinary action if school board members approve Killeen ISDs new 2014-2015 student code of conduct handbook at its July 8 meeting.

EDITORIAL: Regulate e-cigs differently than tobacco cigarettes
Beaumont Enterprise - June 23, 2014

Many cities in Texas have long since banned smoking cigarettes in public places and buildings. After some initial pushback, most of these bans have been accepted because of the obvious health threats from cigarettes. E-cigarettes, however, are a slightly different matter, but that didn't stop the El Paso City Council from extending its ban on smoking to the new devices as well. When the law takes effect Sept. 1, "vaping" will also be illegal on all city-owned properties, including parks. That seems hasty.

No evidence for e-cigarette safety
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen - June 23, 2014

Dodge County community members may have recently seen a billboard on Highway 33 heading into Beaver Dam encouraging smokers to quit by switching to e-cigarettes. While this sounds nice in theory, here are a few reasons to be concerned about e-cigarettes: E-cigarettes haven't been proven to be effective. Although there are more than 250 brands of e-cigarettes, none have been proven by the FDA to be effective in ...

E-cigarettes put corporate smoking policies to the test
Boston Globe - June 23, 2014

Like many employers, the consulting firm where Donessoni works doesnt have a policy about electronic cigarettes or other electronic nicotine inhalers. But with the use of e-cigarettes growing, and health risks unclear, companies are grappling with whether to allow employees to vape, the electronic equivalent of smoking. So far, the battery-powered devices have been banned in workplaces, bars, and restaurants in three states North Dakota, New Jersey, and Utah and in 172 cities and counties, including Boston and 51 other Massachusetts municipalities. But in jurisdictions with no specific regulations in place, people are puffing away.

FDA extends public comment period for e-cigarette rules
Fox News - June 23, 2014

The public will have more time to weigh in on a federal proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products. The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the public comment period slated to end July 9 is being extended an additional 30 days to Aug. 8 after getting lots of input on how to regulate e-cigarettes. Those are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. The FDA also proposed extending its authority to regulate cigars, hookahs, nicotine gels and pipe tobacco.

World's first e-joint takes the electronic cigarette to a new high
The Standard Digital News - June 23, 2014

The world's first electronic spliff is being rolled out across Europe. Produced in the Netherlands, it allows users to fill the stick with their own cannabis liquid or dry herbs.

US Senate Focuses on E-Cigarette Marketing to Youth
NACS Online - June 23, 2014

Along with concerns about potential health impacts of youth exposure to e-cigarettes, some Senate members believe that the e-cigarette industry's marketing is ...

E-cigarettes: A healthier smoke?
Insurance News Net - June 22, 2014

A 30-year tobacco habit has etched lines in his face, given his skin an ... The e-cigarette business is booming, touted as "a healthier alternative" to ... a law earlier this year that makes it illegal for minors to buy or possess e-cigarettes.

Lawmakers concerned chocolate e-cigarettes may lure teens
PBS News Hour - June 22, 2014

A new study released in the journal Tobacco Control found that the number of electronic cigarette companies has increased and marketing tactics have shifted since 2012.

Reynolds American takes its e-cigarette nationwide
Columbus Dispatch - June 22, 2014

The nations second-largest cigarette-maker begins distributing its e-cigarettes nationwide this week. Reynolds American is better known for its brands such as Camel, Pall Mall and Natural American Spirit cigarettes. The companys Vuse Digital Vapor Cigarette aims to add to that portfolio and profits as it goes nationwide today.

Ban on e-cigs sparks burning debate
Hillsboro Tribune - June 22, 2014

When is a cigarette not really a cigarette? With the growth in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use continuing, members of the Hillsboro City Council have weighed in and they are coming down on the side of classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco products. With a 5-1 vote Tuesday evening Fred Nachtigal was the sole no vote council members took the initial step in making sure e-cigarettes are included in existing no smoking bans that apply in the citys parks and recreational facilities.

Hillsboro elementary principal resigns after dispute with marijuana ...
The Oregonian - June 22, 2014

The Hillsboro City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit electronic cigarettes in city parks on Tuesday evening, but the meeting ...

Grant will help fund start-up venture
Greenville Daily Reflector - June 22, 2014

A federal grant administered through the N.C. Department of Commerce will provide a Greenville electronic cigarette product supply company $210,000 to establish a start-up venture in the city and add new jobs.

Letter: Bill prevents sales to kids
Springfield News-Leader - June 22, 2014

Some special-interest health groups are lobbying hard to have Gov. Jay Nixon veto a bill that makes it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to Missouri children.

E-cigs bill is a step toward protecting kids
Columbia Daily Tribune - June 22, 2014

Alternative nicotine products and vapor products, commonly and collectively referred to as e-cigs, have surged in popularity over the past several years. Most Missourians, however, would be surprised to learn few if any laws regulate these new products, which means in Missouri children can lawfully purchase and use e-cigs.

E-cigs under fire once again, this time from Michigan lawmaker
Tech Times - June 22, 2014

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is mulling vetoing an e-cigarette law that would not allow minors to buy the electronic cigarettes. It's not because he endorses the product however. It's because he doesn't believe it does enough to stop sales to minors.

State Medical Groups Asking Governor to Veto E-Cig Ban for Minors
WLNS - June 22, 2014

A coalition of state medical groups is speaking out about two bills governor Snyder is considering signing into law. The bills would make it illegal to sell electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, to minors. But surprisingly some medical officials are asking the governor to veto them.

Regulations eyed for ecigs, smoke sales
Wicked Local North Andover - June 22, 2014

NORTH ANDOVER - The towns Board of Health is looking at a number of regulations to nip youth smoking in the "butt" before it starts.

A business can allow use of e-cigs at work
Gainesville Sun - June 22, 2014

Recently, he switched to smoking e-cigarettes at his desk. I like it because it has improved his productivity (no more smoking breaks), but I've received complaints from co-workers who don't trust that e-cigs are harmless. They think e-cigs should be banned under our smoke-free workplace policy. What are other companies doing? Although many large companies like Walmart, Target and Home Depot ban e-cigarettes, most small companies like yours have a no-smoking policy, but nothing specifically addressing the use of e-cigarettes. But the disadvantages probably outweigh the advantages. For starters, because e-cigarettes can look very realistic (some have a glowing tip), having employees appear to be smoking at work can look unprofessional to customers and colleagues. Then there's the health issue. The safety of e-cigs is still being debated (the FDA is working on it) and you don't want to expose workers to unknown risks.

What the E-Cigarette Industry Is Up Against
CSPnet.com - June 21, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Electronic cigarettes offering fruity flavors were the subject of a contentious Senate debate about whether manufacturers are trying to appeal to young people, reported the Associated Press. "The last thing anyone should want to do is encourage young people to start using a new nicotine-delivery product," Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) said as he opened a hearing, "Aggressive E-Cigarette Marketing & Potential Consequences for Youth," for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation.

As E-Cigarette Growth Booms, 3 Major Challenges Loom
Motley Fool - June 21, 2014

However, nicotine is a highly addictive substance and most smokers won't be able to simply quit "cold turkey." This is where electronic cigarettes come in, and why a number of smokers have turned to these devices as a way to wean themselves off cigarettes.

Vaping advocates praise smoking alternative in lounges, stores
Tribune-Review - June 21, 2014

Locally, it's spawned groups such as the Steel City Vapers' Club, which has 800 members, who hang out, vape and find new products. It's led to vaping lounges where customers can have a cup of coffee and test flavors.

Enthusiasts attend Ogden's first ever Vapor Fest
Standard-Examiner - June 21, 2014

"People say they make the (sweet) tastes in e-cigs so it appeals to children," Michelle said, but the flavors helped her quit smoking after more than 30 years of ... Grand Events Utah plans to host Vapor Fest annually, depending on the festival's inaugural success.

CVTC seeks loan forgiveness for high-tech center
Leader-Telegram - June 21, 2014

A proposed law to ban using e-cigarettes on city property where smoking tobacco cigarettes already is not allowed will be introduced at Tuesday's meeting.

Schools encouraged to include e-cigarettes in tobacco-free policies
Stevens Point Journal - June 21, 2014

After learning about e-cigarettes availability and prevalence from local teens, public health officials are asking schools to consider adjusting their tobacco policies to keep pace with the latest trends. Some teens acquire e-cigarettes also known as vape pens and e-hookahs from 18-year-old friends, stores that dont check IDs and even their parents, Marathon County Health Department public health educator Destinee Coenen said at a meeting of the Western Marathon County Health Communities coalition last week.

Bryan-College Station districts now among those banning e-cigarettes from schools nationwide
Bryan-College Station Eagle - June 21, 2014

Schools across the country are cracking down on students using electronic cigarettes, and the Bryan and College Station school districts are now among them. The Bryan school district added electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to the list of prohibited items addressed in the student code of conduct at a board meeting last Monday, effective when school opens. The College Station school board amended its 2013-2014 code of conduct to prohibit e-cigarettes last September.

Graham ISD amends student code of conduct to prohibit e-cigarettes
Graham Leader - June 21, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices that generally contain cartridges filled with nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals.

Daviess County Public Schools Bans E-Cigarette Use By Students
WKU Public Radio - June 20, 2014

Daviess County Public Schools has become the latest district to ban e-cigarette use by students. Superintendent Owens Saylor says whether or not the devices are hazardous to ones health, theyre intended for use by adults

Secondhand smoke and your condominium: How to navigate the changing legal landscape
New England Real Estate Journal Online - June 20, 2014

It's a hot-button topic producing scientific studies, legal changes, and a whole lot of frustration on the part of condominium owners. It's secondhand smoke. And since January 1, 2013, in Mass., the issue isn't limited to cigarettes, but includes medical marijuana as well. The furor over secondhand smoke has led to lawsuits, both against smoking unit owners and condominium associations. This Client Update canvases the legal landscape relating to secondhand smoke in condominiums and suggests ways that associations can address unit owner concerns, respect the rights of smokers and patients using marijuana, and, ultimately, avoid legal liability.

E-Cigs Debate Continues in Grand Traverse County [VIDEO]
9&10 News - June 20, 2014

The new electronic cigarettes are causing controversy in Grand Traverse County, some want to ban them from a local park. The Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation commission voted tonight on whether or not E-cigs will be allowed at the Civic Center.

E-cigarette ban goes up in smoke
UpNorthLive.com - June 20, 2014

GRAND TRAVERSE CO. -- The plan to ban e-cigarettes from a northern Michigan park was shot down Thursday night.

Health district considers e-cig policy this year
Columbia Basin Herald - June 20, 2014

MOSES LAKE - A countywide public health ordinance concerning electronic cigarettes could be in place by the end of this year. Grant County Health District officials are currently working on drafting a sample policy that would set restrictions on the sale, use and availability of e-cigarettes and other unregulated nicotine delivery products. The draft policy will be discussed during the district's July board meeting.

Researchers find challenges to regulating e-cigarettes
ConsumerAffairs - June 20, 2014

E-cigarette manufacturers are free to use just about any medium they want to market their products. Unlike tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarette commercials may be broadcast on radio and TV and displayed online.

But the marketing medium of choice, it appears, is social media. A study in Tobacco Control may have implications for future Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on the marketing of e-cigarettes and related products, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

E-cig study finds labels often wrong
The Spokesman Review - June 20, 2014

... But there needs to be more research on whether vaping is as safe as the people selling the product claim, said Donelle Howell, a public health researcher at Washington State University Spokane who has spent the past three years researching e-cigarettes.

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) Responds to June 18 Senate Committee Hearing on Vapor Products
DigitalJournal.com - June 19, 2014

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/19/2014 -- Regarding the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportations recent hearing on vapor product marketing, The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) agrees with the Committee that vapor products should be marketed to adult smokers....

Snyder Skeptical Of E-Cigarette Bill [AUDIO]
WKAR - June 19, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder has got concerns about legislation headed his way to regulate nicotine vapor devices or e-cigarettes.

Arlington Hts. Bans E-Cigs In Public Places
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online - June 19, 2014

Smokers who have switched to electronic cigarettes must still watch where they puff in Arlington Hts. The village board Monday approved amending their Clean Air Ordinance to treat the devices the same as regular cigarettes. Trustees discussed the idea during their committee of the whole meeting on June 9.

Complaints prompt Daphne to look at ban on e-cigarettes in city facilities
The Huntsville Times - June 19, 2014

DAPHNE, Alabama -- Following up on complaints about e-cigarette use at the city's public facilities, such as the civic center, officials are looking into banning those devices in some areas. In what's fast becoming a trend of public health concern in cities in Baldwin County, Daphne's ordinance committee is reviewing proposed changes to the city's 2008 smoking ordinance. In a more sweeping set of restrictions, the Foley City Council on Monday approved a ban on e-cigarettes and similar devices in all public facilities and workplaces. A similar prohibition is being considered in Orange Beach but a vote was postponed until later this year.

Senators Find E-Cig Advertising a Drag
Multichannel News - June 19, 2014

Cigarette hearings have returned to the Hill, in this case e-cigarettes, and that industry looks to be on a hot seat that isn't likely to cool anytime soon. The Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday held a hearing on the marketing of e-cigarettes, including on TV, and what, if anything, Congress should do about it. The tone was decidedly angry and accusatory, with Democrats in particular characterizing it as a repeat of the Big Tobacco hearings, where companies took an oath, and then lied.

E-Cigarette Makers Under Fire In Senate
Manufacturing.net - June 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) -- E-cigarettes with fruity flavors like "cherry crush" ignited an intense Senate debate Wednesday about whether manufacturers are trying to appeal to youngsters similar to the way that Big Tobacco used Joe Camel decades ago.

Electronic Cigarette Executives Get Schooled in Senate Hearing
TIME - June 19, 2014

"I think we have seen this movie before," Senator Richard Blumenthal said. "It is called big nicotine comes to children near you and you are using the same kinds of tactics and promotions and ads that were used by big tobacco and proved so effective"

An open letter to Margaret Chan from public health experts on electronic cigarettes
TheHealthSite - June 19, 2014

Are electronic cigarettes safe? Should they be sold as a harmless product? 129 public health experts from 31 countries dont think so. And they have written a letter to Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, urging her to curb the use of electronic cigarettes. They warn that the device could turn out to be a new avatar of the tobacco industry which is bypassing tobacco products. Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, a vehement anti-tobacco campaigner believes that if advertising is permitted these poisonous devices will become rapidly popular and would have millions of users before the governments wake up. By switching to the e-cigarette market, the tobacco industry is only maintaining its profitable marketing at the cost of the health of innocent citizens.

E-Cigarette Brands Battle to Keep Marketing Rights
Mashable - June 19, 2014

E-cigarette company executives were forced to defend their marketing campaigns from critics, including U.S. senators, at a hearing on Wednesday that discussed the impact of e-cigarette advertising on children and teens.

Is Reynolds a Good Long-Term Bet?
Motley Fool - June 19, 2014

As more consumers quit smoking, most of the tobacco giants are raising their prices to offset the volume decline. In addition, cigarette companies like Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI ) , Lorillard Tobacco (NYSE: LO ) , and Altria Group (NYSE: MO ) are investing heavily in smokeless products and e-cigarettes to cope with the volume decline in traditional cigarettes.

Girls of 11 and 12 enjoy e-cigarettes
News Wales - June 19, 2014

Girls as young as 11 and 12 have experience of using e-cigarettes and obtain them easily from friends, parents, shops and pizza places. The research ...

Major E-Cigarette Company's President Wants Flavor Restrictions
U.S. News & World Report - June 18, 2014

A Senate committee mulled the possible need for restrictions on electronic cigarette marketing Wednesday. Though no legislation has been proposed, one industry leader tells U.S. News he agrees with more hawkish senators that candy-flavored options should be banned. Logic offers just two e-liquid flavors: tobacco and menthol. ... self-imposed standards are a point of pride for Martin, who does not personally use e-cigarettes.

Don't Let the Workplace Vaporize Over E-cigarettes
Corporate Counsel (registration) - June 18, 2014

The electronic cigarette business is booming. A study published this week [PDF] by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, revealed that beginning this year, there were some 466 brands of e-cigarettes available for purchase online in 7,764 unique flavors. Bloomberg Industries estimates that e-cigarette sales could reach $1.5 billion in the U.S. this year, and potentially surpass regular cigarettes on the market by as early as 2023. Not surprisingly considering the surge in their popularity, e-cigarettes, which are battery-powered and vaporize nicotine, have found their way into the U.S. workplace.

UNB bans use of e-cigarettes inside buildings
CTV News - June 18, 2014

The University of New Brunswick is one of the first universities in Canada to ban e-cigarettes from being used inside any of its buildings. ... We would like to see e-cigarettes across the board treated as a tobacco product so any laws that apply to where and when and how you use a tobacco product ...

E-cig restrictions move forward in San Diego
fox5sandiego.com - June 19, 2014

SAN DIEGO A package of proposed regulations for electronic cigarettes cleared the committee level Wednesday and was forwarded to the San Diego City Council. The two ordinances would, if passed by the council, regulate retail sales of the battery-operated devices and restrict their use. They would generally conform to restrictions on tobacco products.

E-cigarettes face restrictions in Dixon
The Reporter - June 19, 2014

E-cigarettes will be subject to the same restrictions in Dixon as traditional cigarettes. So determined planning commissioners by a narrow margin Tuesday night. In a 4-1 vote with Chair Chris Duncan dissenting, the commission opted to amend an ordinance to restrict the accessibility of e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) to minors. Dave Dowswell with the city's community development department said the ordinance is meant to treat e-cigarettes the same as traditional cigarettes. Meaning, who can buy them, where they can be smoked, etc.

Seaside council could block smoke shop
Monterey County Herald - June 19, 2014

Seaside officials say the city needs time to set rules for a new generation of smoke shops. The City Council on Thursday will be asked to adopt an interim urgency ordinance placing a moratorium on any new smoke shop, electronic cigarette retailer or drug paraphernalia retailer.
The proposed smoke shop measure would allow hardship exemptions for applicants denied any economically viable use of their property. The proposed action was prompted by a proposed e-cigarette shop in the Pacific Heights shopping center. The city's current zoning rules don't make it clear whether they would apply to shops with bongs, water pipes, e-cigarettes or similar device, a council report says.

Luke Williams to kick off free Solana Beach concert series
Seaside Courier - June 19, 2014

Alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes, pets, or personal BBQs are prohibited during the concert. For more information about Williams, visit lukewilliamsnewmusic.com.

Ban of e-cigarettes among FCC policy changes
Frederick News Post (subscription) - June 19, 2014

Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers are now off-limits for those looking to smoke at Frederick Community College, after the board of trustees voted Wednesday to revise policies governing student and staff conduct. Tobacco is now defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products, including but not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, cigars, cigarillos, hookah products and several forms of oral tobacco. Use of those products is banned on all college property other than parking lots. The schools smoking policy applies to all students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Nixon should sign bill to make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to children
STLtoday.com - June 19, 2014

Some special interest health groups are lobbying hard to have Gov. Jay Nixon veto a common-sense bill that makes it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to Missouri children.

GHS to add 20-minute advisory period
Gering Citizen - June 19, 2014

Gering High School Language was also updated in all three handbooks to address the use of e-cigarettes, using the term vapor products, in the Use of Tobacco Products section. ...

Hillsboro leaders want to ban E-cigarettes from city parks
KPTV.com - June 19, 2014

... OF WHETHER OR NOT E-CIGARETTES SHOULD EVEN BE ALLOWED THERE. E SPSPCI NOW THE COUNCIL WANTS TO EXPAND THAT BE ANDTHE TO ...

Motlow joins campuses that ban tobacco
The Daily News Journal - June 19, 2014

In less than two weeks, all Motlow College campuses will become tobacco- and smoke-free. Last month, college officials adopted a policy restricting the use of all forms of tobacco products, even smokeless electronic cigarettes, beginning July 1. The policy does allow the use of tobacco products in private vehicles.

Utah lawmakers drafting letter in support of e-cigarette regulation
Deseret News - June 19, 2014

The committee, on behalf of the state, is in the process of drafting a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in support of the federal agency's intent to regulate the devices and cartridges containing nicotine.

Vernon College Make Tobacco Policy Official [VIDEO]
KFDX - June 18, 2014

For more than ten years, Vernon College has had no smoking signs up at all of its campuses but no official tobacco policy. Today, that changed. Vernon College's board of trustees met this morning to write up an official tobacco policy, which bans all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on all of its campuses. They kept outside designated smoking areas on all campuses where smoker can light up.

City council bans e-cig sales to minors
Mineral Wells Index - June 18, 2014

A debate that has gone on for nearly two months regarding the sale of e-cigarettes to minors ended Tuesday night with Mineral Wells City Councils unanimous ruling banning the sale of e-cigarette devices and products to people under the age of 18. The local ordinance does not make possession or use of e-cigarettes illegal for minors.

R.I. House passes bill banning e-cigarette sales to minors
The Providence Journal - June 18, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Legislation to make sales of electronic cigarettes to minors illegal and impose criminal penalties on violators passed the House Wednesday night 68 to 0. The Senate passed a similar bill Wednesday. The House bill is expected to go before the Senate Thursday.

Downtown Bend survey focuses on health issues
Wallowa County Cheiftain - June 18, 2014

It asks if smoking were banned in downtown shopping or dining areas, whether you would visit more or less often or about the same, and whether recipients would support banning the use of e-cigarettes indoors.

New Mexico lawmakers eye e-cig legislation [VIDEO]
KOAT Albuquerque - June 18, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity, and some experts say they are dangerous. New Mexicos lawmakers are trying to figure out what to do. One option is banning sales to minors.

Where can you vape in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas Weekly - June 18, 2014

E-cigarettes have seen such growth in the U.S. that the FDA is considering new regulations, and individual cities are enacting their own policies on the ...

Will Snyder veto e-cigarette bills? Michigan health director stands by other plan to ban sales to minors
MLive.com - June 18, 2014

Michigan Department of Community Health Director Jim Haveman is recommending Gov. Rick Snyder veto legislation that would prohibit electronic cigarette sales to minors. Haveman doesn't support youth e-cigarette sales, but he prefers an alternative proposal that would classify the product line as a form of tobacco, which could mean additional regulations in the future once health effects are fully known.

E-cigarettes banned at Braintree High School
Wicked Local Braintree - June 18, 2014

At the urging of the school's headmaster, the school committee has swiftly added the cigarette-style nicotine vaporizers to the list of drug, alcohol and tobacco products that students can't bring into the building.

Commerce City considers ban on electronic cigarettes in public parks
The Denver Post - June 18, 2014

Commerce City is considering an amendment to the city's existing ban on smoking in public parks and recreation facilities that would outlaw the use of electronic smoking devices in the same areas. Council directed city staff to follow up on the petition by creating a presentation on the health effects of e-cigarettes, or vapor pens. Karen O'Donnell, Commerce City recreation manager, outlined a series of health and social concerns created by the e-cigarettes that included secondhand smoke consumption and allowing an environment where smoking is deemed appropriate.

Maryland Zoo will ban smoking on grounds, including e-cigarettes
Greenfield Daily Reporter - June 18, 2014

The ban takes effect July 1. The zoo says the ban applies to all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and alternative smoking products or other ...

City Moves to Regulate E-Cigarettes, Limit Places to 'Vape'
Times of San Diego - June 18, 2014

The rules would generally conform to restrictions on tobacco products. ... regarding the sale to minors, Councilman Mark Kersey said at a Wednesday meeting of ... The devices would be allowed in residences, vehicles, e-cigarette shops and ...

Santa Monica considers e-cigarette ban
L.A. Biz - June 18, 2014

Determined not to be left behind in a progressive movement, Santa Monica city officials, like those of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills before them, are considering a ban of electronic cigarettes.

Foley approves ban on e-cigarette use in public places and workplaces
al.com - June 18, 2014

FOLEY, Alabama -- The council has officially banned the use of electronic cigarettes and other alternative smoking devices in public places and places of employment in the city. According to Foley Mayor John Koniar, the council on Monday night approved a second reading of the amendment to the City of Foley Smokefree Air Act of 2006.

Smoking ban spreads to Palo Alto business districts
Palo Alto Online - June 18, 2014

The city is considering dramatically expanding its ban on cigarette use from an extension made last August to include parks, open-space preserves and the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course. The latest proposal, which the City Council's Policy and Services Committee enthusiastically endorsed Tuesday night, would ban smoking downtown, on California Avenue, at large commercial areas such as Stanford Shopping Center and "neighborhood commercial" centers such as Alma Plaza. In addition, smoking would be illegal at all outdoor eating areas. Currently, at least half of the outdoor area in a given establishment must be smoke-free. Klein also proposed including e-cigarettes in the ban, an idea that both of his colleagues supported.

'Vaping' prohibited on school grounds ($$)
Jennings Daily News - June 18, 2014

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board (JDPSB) agreed to revise one of their current policies regarding smoking during their meeting on Tuesday. For the complete ...

You won't be able to smoke at the Maryland Zoo starting next month
Baltimore Business Journal (blog) - June 18, 2014

Take a deep breath: Two weeks from now, you wont be able to smoke at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore anymore. The zoo is banning all tobacco products starting July 1, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes and all other smoking devices.

Council Lifts Moratorium on Establishment of Tobacco Shops
Belleplaineherald - June 18, 2014

The Belle Plaine City Council Monday night unanimously approved removal of the temporary moratorium on the establishment of tobacco product shops in Belle Plaine but banned the sampling of products in such shops, which there are presently none of in the city. On March 17, the council approved an interim ordinance temporarily prohibiting the establishment of tobacco-related product shops. It stated that the ordinance would be in effect until further review of any new licensing or related provisions pertaining to such uses, or until one year, whichever comes first. At that hearing, staff reported that although there had been initial discussion locally about a temporary ban on the sale of e-cigarettes, that was no longer the case, and those businesses that currently sold e-cigarettes would be allowed to continue to do so.

Springville-GI board looks at code of conduct changes
Springvillejournal - June 18, 2014

Revisions that were made to the S-GI Code of Conduct were presented at the meeting, though Kathryn Werner, assistant principal at the high school, explained most of the revisions were just changes to specific wording. The inclusion of e-cigarettes and vaps were added into the section on smoking. The addition now bans e-ciggs and vaps from being smoked on school property. The language regarding the use of electronic devices during school hours was changed so students can use them, but only in an appropriate manner.

Senate Hearing on E-Cigarettes Scheduled as Tobacco Jumps Into Market
Monthly Prescribing Reference - June 18, 2014

A subsidiary of Reynolds American (known for Camel cigarettes) is announcing that it will begin distributing its Vuse e-cigarettes across the United States on ...

New York State May Pass An E-Liquid Ban That's Awfully Convenient for Big Tobacco
The Inquisitr - June 18, 2014

In the bill, some shaky claims of the we just don't know variety totally gloss over the fact that anecdotally, e-cigs are keeping people off the biggest known ...

Around the area & state: Teen killed in drive-by shooting at gas station
Houston Chronicle - June 18, 2014

El Paso extends smoking ban to include vaping EL PASO - El Paso is extending its ban on cigarette smoking in public places to electronic cigarettes. The City Council voted Tuesday to extend the ban, effective Sept. 1. The El Paso Times reported the ban will bar smoking and vaping in 2015 from all city-owned properties, including parks. The ban also would keep smoke-free areas within 20 feet of all public entrances, except for El Paso International Airport. Violators will be fined $100 for the first offense, $200 for a second offense and up to $500 for other repeat offenses. A group of vapers - those who use e-cigarettes - presented a petition of what they said was 1,500 signatures opposing the expansion of the smoking ban ...

El Paso Extends Public Bans On Cigarettes To E-Cigs
KRWG - June 18, 2014

El Paso is extending its ban on cigarette smoking in public places to electronic cigarettes. The City Council voted Tuesday to extend the ban, effective Sept. 1. ...

District to ban e-cigs
La Vernia News - June 18, 2014

Despite their growing popularity as a smokeless alternative to the real thing, e-cigarettes will be banned on all La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) ...

Three Cheers for the FDA and e-Cig Regulations! [VIDEO]
Medscape - June 18, 2014

The public health and public policy goal is to use e-cigarettes as one more tool to apply on the way to a tobacco-free society, while killing ever fewer tobacco ...

29M in EU have tried e-cigarettes
Irish Health - June 18, 2014

Over 29 million people in the European Union (EU) have tried electronic cigarettes, despite the fact that the jury is still out on whether they actually help people to quit smoking, a new study has found.

Big tobacco attempts to keep up to e-cigarettes
China Post - June 18, 2014

NEW YORK--Tobacco companies are moving quickly to keep pace with the evolution of their industry by embracing the increasingly popular e-cigarettes and making them more available to consumers

E-cigarettes heavily marketed on Twitter: study
Financial Express - June 18, 2014

According to a new study which warns that marketing of e-cigs on social media platforms may entice non-smokers to experiment with the battery-powered ...

Study Suggests Electronic Cigarettes Are Not Gateway
CSPnet.com - June 18, 2014

Although many anti-tobacco groups and local governments have advocated for strict regulations on the electronic cigarette industry on the basis that the new segment may serve as a pathway to nicotine use by non-smokers (especially young non-smokers), a study recently published in Tobacco Control shows this is not the case.

E-cigarettes are 'gateway of real smoking'
The Eastern Tribune - June 18, 2014

NEW YORK: Ever since the trend of e-cigarettes has come, it has created a huge impact on the society. The type of smoking that is considered as less harmful than real smoking is actually imposing a bigger threat in the society. According to the latest study, the use of e- cigarettes leads many to real smoking especially the teenagers. A recent study has showed that most of the teenagers who come in influence of the e- cigarettes end up in addiction of real smoking.

OVERNIGHT HEALTHCARE: Senate scolds Dr. Oz
The Hill (blog) - June 18, 2014

E-cigarettes have come under fire from health advocates, state legislatures and Democrats who warn the products could carry serious health risks. Lawmakers ...

Tobacco industry maintaining 'predatory practices' in move towards e-cigarettes
Blue & Green Tomorrow - June 18, 2014

More than 100 leading public health specialists from around the world have signed a letter to the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), urging for stricter controls on e-cigarettes.

South Australia's e-cigarette legal loophole allows children to inhale
ABC Local - June 18, 2014

Currently there are no laws preventing children from purchasing the implements for use with nicotine-free vapour liquids.

Trading Standards Issue An E-Cig Safety Alert
Chesterfield Post - June 18, 2014

Residents in Derbyshire are being warned to be extra vigilant when charging electronic cigarettes following incidents where the devices have exploded in people's homes.

Gran leapt for her life when e-cigarette charger started house fire
Llanelli Star - June 18, 2014

A BLAZE that left a Llanelli grandmother in hospital with a broken back was started by a faulty e-cigarette charger, the Star can reveal this week. "She moved to e-cigarettes six months ago but you wouldn't think it could cause a fire, so this definitely serves as a warning to others." Sadly Ms Cross's pet corn snake Henry was killed in the fire. ...

Boulder Grillo Center: How safe are e-cigarettes?
Boulder Daily Camera - June 17, 2014

The bottom line? There are too many unknowns at this time to evaluate the safety of e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes new target of junk science
Montgomery Advertiser - June 17, 2014

Here comes the sound of anti-smokers talking about the harms of e-cigarettes. You know, the ones that burn no tobacco, only heat up a solution containing nicotine. No harms are known either to the smoker or anyone close by, but that still will not stop the shrill voice of the tobacco critics claiming regulation must be done to protect the public from the great unknown. What part of no danger don't you understand?

City of Hillsboro approves ban on e-cigarettes in parks [VIDEO]
KATU - June 17, 2014

City councilors approved an e-cigarette ban in city parks Tuesday night, 5-1. The new rule could go into effect with a second vote in two weeks. The council must vote twice per city charter rules. Regular cigarettes are already banned.

Cigarette giant to release its own e-cig in Portland
Portland Tribune - June 17, 2014

In another sign of the emergence of electronic cigarettes here, tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds American will release its Vuse e cig in Portland retail outlets, starting June 23.

Vapor products a safer alternative
Albany Times Union (blog) - June 17, 2014

New Yorkers concerned about public health should support proportionate regulation of vaping and vapor products that balance their benefits with efforts to ...

E-views
San Jose Mercury News - June 17, 2014

The Oakley and Pittsburg city councils recently voted to include e-cigarettes in public smoking bans. Do you think these devices should be included in city ...

Council to consider e-cig regulation
Santa Monica Daily Press - June 17, 2014

Vapor may join smoke on City Halls list of regulated exhalents. On Tuesday, Santa Monicas City Council will consider directing City Hall to amend its smoking ordinance to regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way as traditional cigarettes.

Fremont Schools add two items to student handbook ($$)
KPCnews.com - June 17, 2014

FREMONT The Fremont Community Schools Board of Education added two sports-related items to the student handbook at Mondays meeting. Based upon recommendations from Fremont High School Athletic Director Roger Probst, items regarding e-cigarettes and athletic probation were added.

El Paso City Council passes ban on e-cigarettes
El Paso Times - June 17, 2014

The use of electronic cigarettes in public places across El Paso where smoking is now banned will be prohibited starting Sept. 1, and both smoking and vaping will be banned from all city-owned properties such as parks starting in 2015.

PD Editorial: Cities should follow county on e-cigarettes
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - June 17, 2014

Many states, counties and cities have been in a fog in knowing how to respond to that fad known as vaping. The use of battery-operated e-cigarettes is growing in popularity as they offer the ... electronic cigarettes much like regular tobacco products, banning their use in ... Twenty-eight states, including California, have laws that ban their sale to minors. ... e-cigarettes are healthier for the user and can help regular cigarette users to ...

E-cigarette users battle for common ground
NorthFulton.com - June 17, 2014

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. In its bid to align electronic cigarettes with tobacco products, Forsyth County Commissioners got a lot of new information and ...

Arlington Heights adds e-cigs to smoking ban
Chicago Tribune - June 17, 2014

Arlington Heights took another stand against electronic cigarettes by including them in its long-standing smoking ban. The village board on Monday voted to include e-cigarettes to its Clean Indoor Air Ordinance, which prohibits smoking in public spaces and within 15 feet of a door.

E-Cigarettes: A Benefit Or Health Risk?
The Utah People's Post - June 17, 2014

Electronic or e-cigarettes are devices designed to mimic cigarettes. The metal tubes are designed to look like real cigarettes and contain a cartridge filled with a nicotine-laced liquid that is vaporized by a battery-powered heating element. The nicotine vapor is inhaled by smokers when they draw on the device, as they would do with a regular cigarette. Most e-cigarettes claim to contain nicotine and some claim to also sell nicotine-free cartridges. They come in a variety of flavors, nicotine levels and varieties, all claiming to be a less harmful alternative of cigarettes and are flooding the market.

FDL should take lead in e-cigarette regulation
Fond du Lac Reporter - June 17, 2014

As a member of the Fond du Lac County Board of Health, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a practicing pediatrician, and a member of the Five Counties for Tobacco-Free Living Coalition, I am extremely concerned about the promotion and sales of E-Cigarette at convenience stores and over the internet. I am concerned over the many unknowns about the secondhand aerosol emitted in the air. The vapor is not just water.

Council to study Business 51 plan
Stevenspointjournal - June 17, 2014

Debated without reaching a conclusion whether and how the city should regulate vapor bars, in which customers congregate to smoke electronic cigarettes.

E-cigs heavily marketed on Twitter, study finds
Medical Xpress - June 17, 2014

E-cigarettes, also known as vaping pens or e-hookas, are commonly advertised on Twitter and the tweets often link to commercial websites promoting e-cig use, ...

Big tobacco lights up e-cigarette rivalry
Financial Times - June 17, 2014

Big tobacco is pushing further into the fast-growing electronic cigarette market with Reynolds Americans plan to expand its Vuse brand across the US next week.

Reynolds American rolling out e-cig operation Monday in Forsyth Co.
myfox8.com - June 17, 2014

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. National distribution begins Monday for Vuse, Reynolds American Inc.s electronic cigarette brand, the company told the Winston-Salem Journal Tuesday.

Survey Finds E-Cigarette Online Market On Fire
UCSD Medical Center - June 17, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have completed the first comprehensive survey of e-cigarettes for sale online and the results, they believe, underscore the complexity in regulating the rapidly growing market for the electronic nicotine delivery devices.

'The public thinks e-cigarettes are harmless, but they aren't': Leading health experts call for more safety checks on the devices
Daily Mail - June 17, 2014

Regulating e-cigarettes like tobacco products, the signatories wrote, is necessary ... They add that although e-cigarette vapor has fewer toxic components than ... on all nicotine-containing products, including banning advertising and flavours.

Study claims e-Cigarettes far less harmful than cigarettes
Big News Network.com - June 17, 2014

A 2013 expert panel about the relative harm of 12 nicotine products named cigarettes the most harmful but ranked e-cigarettes near the bottom, in ninth place.

Booming e-cigarette market largely unregulated, studies say
West Hawaii Today - June 17, 2014

WASHINGTON The electronic cigarette market is booming both online and in brick-and-mortar retail outlets in ways hardly imaginable half a decade ago, and the growth continues to be largely unregulated, according to a series of studies published Monday in the journal Tobacco Control.

There Are Now 7700 Flavors and 460 Brands of E-Cigarettes
Motherboard - June 17, 2014

And here I thought cigarettes tasted either like tobacco or menthol. Or sometimes cloves. Nope, evidently you can deliver nicotine into your body masked by nearly 8,000 different flavors. Or at least, 8,000 different wacky names to describe the same general fruity or smoky taste.

FDA E-Cig Regulations Will Benefit Big Tobacco
Motley Fool - June 17, 2014

E-cigs, widely considered to be the "next big thing" in the world of big tobacco with sales eventually outpacing those of traditional cigarettes, are running into ...

E-cigarettes in Europe Used Mostly By the Young, Current Smokers, Would-be Quitters
eNews Park Forest - June 17, 2014

Most Europeans who have tried electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are young, current smokers, or those who recently tried quitting regular cigarettes, according ...

Global push to ban vaping
ABC Online - June 17, 2014

But, while many experts regard e-cigarettes as a new miracle cure for smokers, Professor Renee Bittoun is firmly in the anti camp.

Cheers to fewer teen smokers: Your Say
USA TODAY - June 17, 2014

It's amazing that few give credit to e-cigarettes for the reduction in smoking. The Food and Drug Administration is about to crack down on manufacturers and ...

Electronic Cigarettes NOT a Gateway to Real Cigarettes, Says Study
Design & Trend - June 17, 2014

Glantz's research did not show whether those people smoked prior to using electronic cigarettes, so it would be difficult to say whether e-cigs are a gateway.

Online E-Cigs Are a Teenage Candyland
Daily Beast - June 16, 2014

A Harvard study found that 15-year-olds were the most likely, out of 30 million Europeans who smoked, to consume e-cigarettes. How the personal vaporizers became a teen candyland. Peppermint party, chocolate, cinnamon: e-cigarettes are beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

E-cigarettes may inflame lungs as much as cigarettes do
Science News - June 16, 2014

Using electronic cigarettes has the same short-term effects on the lungs as smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes, a study finds. Both products triggered sharp reductions in exhaled nitric oxide among 25 volunteers. Toxicologists view drops in the gas as a marker of inflammation that signals airway damage.

Smokers Draw on Apps to Quit
Wall Street Journal - June 16, 2014

Anyone who has tried to quit smoking knows the sheer agony that comes with it. So the last thing a smoker likely wants to hear is the phrase, "There's an app for that." But a growing group of entrepreneurs believe tech gadgets coupled with mobile apps can play a part in helping smokers ditch the cigarette once and for allor at least cut down on their smoking. They are promising a new wave of products like wireless lighters that track activity, e-cigarettes that measure nicotine intake and apps that test the breath for carbon-monoxide levels.

County School District Board Meeting
KGOSKERM - June 16, 2014

... for student physicals, due dates for those physicals, the possession of e-cigarettes and other controlled substances, and unsportsmanlike conduct.

Council bans electronic cigarettes in first reading ($$)
Alvin Sun Advertiser - June 16, 2014

Alvin may become one of the Texas cities and other cities around the nation that regulates the use of electronic cigarettes in public places. The Council voted at its June 5 meeting to pass on first reading an ordinance that would place electronic cigarettes under the same regulations as those made of tobacco. The measure will have its second reading at the June 19 meeting.

Hillsboro City Council to consider banning e-cigarettes, raising utility ...
The Oregonian - June 16, 2014

The Hillsboro City Council will consider banning e-cigarettes on Tuesday night. ... Forest Grove went so far as to ban e-cigarettes on all city-owned property and ...

Adding e-cigarettes to tobacco free policy is good move ($$)
Cowetaamerican - June 16, 2014

Adding e-cigarettes to tobacco free policy is good move.

North Mankato Back Together With GMG
KEYC - June 16, 2014

So this is an opportunity for us." A public meeting add e-cigarettes to North Mankato's indoor smoking ban was also scheduled for the July 7th council meeting.

Electronic cigarette use prohibited on county property
Alton Telegraph - June 16, 2014

Apparently the use of an electronic cigarette falls under the no smoking policy on county property the fiscal court passed recently ...

E-cigs to face same restrictions as tobacco in unincorporated areas ($$)
Gilroy Dispatch - June 16, 2014

Starting later this summer, the use and sale of electronic smoking devicesor e-cigaretteswill be regulated the same as tobacco in unincorporated Santa Clara County. On June 10, the countys Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance that adds the increasingly popular devices to the countys tobacco control ordinances, according to the county press release.

Local college campuses go smoke free
Houma Courier - June 16, 2014

Two of the three local college campus will be smoke free by Aug. 1 because a new state law mandates it. E-cigarettes are still allowed in outdoor areas at all three campuses for now, local officials said. ... At least 1,343 college or university campuses in the U.S. have adopted 100 percent smoke-free campus policies, according to the lobbying organization Americans for Non-Smokers Rights. Of those, 925 are tobacco-free, and 167 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes. ...

Pelham issues one-year moratorium on new payday loan, pawn ...
al.com - June 16, 2014

Declaring them "detrimental" to development, the Pelham City Council tonight issued a one-year moratorium on payday and title loan businesses, check-cashing establishments, pawn shops and certain other business types. The council's resolution specifically lists "payday loan, car title loan, check cashing, gold and silver brokers, tattoo parlor, pawn shop, vape shop, tobacco shop and used automobile sales businesses."

Support ban on e-cigarettes
Forsyth County News Online - June 15, 2014

I support such an ordinance as do other concerned parents whose children would be exposed to e-cigs and learn to regard it as acceptable behavior. The media ...

Electronic cigarette use prohibited on county property
News-Democrat & Leader - June 16, 2014

Apparently the use of an electronic cigarette falls under the no smoking policy on county property the fiscal court passed recently An electronic cigarette (e-cig or e-cigarette), personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic ... vegetable glycerin, nicotine, and flavorings, while others release a flavored vapor ... Some evidence suggests e-cigarettes may be safer than smoking tobacco ...

Ohio City Becomes First In State To Ban E-Cigarettes
Watchdog Wire - June 16, 2014

Smoking paternalism has reached a new level in Ohio, with Oberlin becoming the first city in the state to include electronic cigarettes in its ban on smoking in public areas after the city council there voted to change its smoking ordinance last week.

Scientists ask UN health group for strict rules on e-cigarettes
Thomson Reuters Foundation (blog) - June 16, 2014

NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) - A group of 129 physicians, epidemiologists and others from 31 countries sent an open letter to the World Health Organization on Monday urging the United Nations agency to hold firm in what seems to be its intention to impose strict regulations on electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigs Are Already Falling out of Favor With Consumers
Motley Fool - June 16, 2014

Nevertheless, as with many new technologies the initial buzz that surrounded e-cigs has begun to die. Unfortunately, sales are coming under pressure as a ...

E-cigarettes far less harmful than cigarettes, says Lancet researcher
Medical Xpress - June 16, 2014

A London School of Economics researcher examining the public and private dangers of drugs argues against demonizing e-cigarettes in a presentation being given at a conference of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He also calls on public officials to recognize that alcohol causes greater harm than other recreational drugs and more public attention should be paid to controlling its harmful effects. Lawrence D. Phillips, an emeritus professor at the London School of Economics, will present his research group's findings about the relative risks of different drugs at Advances in Decision Analysis, a conference sponsored by the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society (DAS). The conference takes place June 16-18 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Possible e-cigarette benefits debated
Charleston Daily Mail - June 16, 2014

The rising popularity of electronic cigarettes in adults and teenagers has health officials concerned and calling for more stringent regulation. The U.S. Senate ...

Strong rhetoric on both sides of e-cigarettes debate but little evidence
The Guardian - June 16, 2014

E-cigarettes are either going to save millions of lives by helping people to quit smoking or they are going to destroy millions of lives by luring children and young people into the habit. It is very hard for the onlooker to know what to believe, when the rhetoric is flying in both directions from very eminent people who all have a passionate commitment to public health.

Nicotine Not As Safe As Once Thought [AUDIO]
WVTF - June 16, 2014

The recent trend toward e-cigarettes as a way to avoid the dangers of smoking may not be as safe as previously thought. Scientists at Virginia Tech now say nicotine; even in non-smoke-able forms can, cause cancer.

FDA should not assume a "continuum of risk" until there is proof that it exists for ecigs as they are actually used
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - June 15, 2014

At several places in the proposed rule (pp. 23143, 23147-23148, 23152, 23176) the FDA states that it plans to consider the "continuum of risk" when making regulatory decisions about e-cigarettes. In particular, CTP Director Mitchell Zeller has, on several occasions, repeated the view that "It's not the nicotine that kills half of all long-term smokers, its the delivery mechanism. We have to recognize some of these realities and figure out how they can impact regulatory policy."[1] The FDA proposes placing different warnings on different categories of products, which could apply to e-cigarettes, different classes of cigars and (although they are not addressed in this proposed rule) smokeless products. FDA emphasizes the carcinogens in smoke and dangers of secondhand smoke, so all other non-combustible products could also get relatively favorable regulatory treatment under this proposal (see pp. 23144 and 23147).

Is This the Next Looming Threat to E-Cigs?
DailyFinance June 15, 2014

The people behind Zeo are at it again. This time, instead of using a headband to track sleep, they're using a lighter to track cigarettes.

Is This the Future of Big Tobacco?
Motley Fool - June 15, 2014

The development of e-cigs is one way in which these companies are innovating to drive growth, but they are also spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the ...

Could E-Cigarettes Someday Be Used to Combat Alzheimer's Disease?
Motley Fool - June 15, 2014

As states embrace legislation allowing the use of medical marijuana, investor interest in companies like GW Pharma (NASDAQ: GWPH ) , which is developing ...

FIRST: Clearing the air around e-cigarette facts and fiction
Rutland Herald - June 15, 2014

Parents have been lighting up with questions about e-cigarettes and whether they are really a safe alternative to regular cigarette smoking. Let me take a deep breath and cough out some information on this topic...

E-cigarettes could be banned from Ashwaubenon public areas
Green Bay Press Gazette - June 15, 2014

ASHWAUBENON The village could snuff out the use of e-cigarettes in public places, including school grounds, parks, village buildings and local businesses.

E-cigarette story was erroneous
Central Kentucky News - June 15, 2014

A recent front page story on the inclusion of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in the current smoke-free ordinance (6/1/14) was a disturbing piece of journalism. The article was more consistent with a promotional flyer for electronic cigarettes than an unbiased reporting of the facts about recent changes to Danvilles smoke-free ordinance. Buried in the middle of the article was a very important detail. The reporters son, who is interviewed in the report, owns a vape shop that sells e-cigarettes. This important fact was missing from the storys byline.

 

Dixon talks e-cigarette, massage limitations and housing issue
The Reporter - June 14, 2014

Potential restrictions on e-cigarettes and massage establishments are being revisited in Dixon. Previously failing at the City Council level, the requests are now being brought before the Planning Commission.

North Mankato to reconsider e-cigs
Mankato Free Press - June 14, 2014

NORTH MANKATO After the Legislature banished electronic cigarettes from schools and government buildings but stopped short of a public buildings ban, the North Mankato City Council will take another look Monday.

MAC trustees approve College Park policy changes
Daily Journal Online - June 14, 2014

PARK HILLS Mineral Area College students residing on campus will be living under several new rules and regulations after the schools board of trustees approved changes to College Parks policies and procedures at its regular monthly meeting held this week on the main campus. In accordance with the schools new Smoke-Free Environment policy, residents will be informed that, as of Aug. 1, 2015, the campus is going completely tobacco free. This will include all forms of tobacco, including smoking, smokeless, e-cigarettes and any other innovative products allowing for tobacco consumption.

 

Consumer Alert: Use of electronic cigarettes and other vapor products
Hola Arkansas - June 13, 2014

The Arkansas Department of Health is issuing this Public Health Advisory to consumers and is advising caution when considering e-cigarettes, Electronic ...

For Mainers seeking tobacco alternative, the 'wave of the future' rolls on nicotine juice vapors
Bangor Daily News - June 13, 2014

Smoking tobacco products at restaurants and many other public places in Maine has been banned for years. But vaping?

E-cigarette refills contain enough nicotine to kill your child or pet
Bangor Daily News-by Jackie Farwell - June 13, 2014

Each electronic cigarette contains up to 24 milligrams of nicotine. But some refills for the reusable versions have much more, in the form of 10 milliliter bottles that can contain up to 240 milligrams of nicotine, said Karen Simone, director of the Northern New England Poison Center in Portland. By comparison, an adult smoking a regular cigarette inhales one to two milligrams of the highly addictive chemical, she said. A single milligram is enough to cause mild nicotine poisoning in a small child, and 10 to 20 milligrams can lead to serious toxicity and even death in kids.

E-cigarette Market in the US 2014-2018
Consumer Electronics Net - June 13, 2014

According to the report, the E-cigarette market in the US is driven by many growth factors, of which the increased desire among consumers to quit smoking tobacco is the major. An increasing number of deaths caused by smoking-related cancer has propelled people to stop smoking traditional cigarettes. This has increased the adoption of e-cigarettes among smokers in the US.

CDC director blasts e-cigarettes
TestCountry.com (blog) - June 13, 2014

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, says e-cigarettes do much more harm than good. e-cigarette. Frieden said the battery operated devices that heat a liquid nicotine substance until it turns into a vapor, which is inhaled by the user, promote smoking among young people, which he sees as harmful.

Schroedinger's Cigarette: Is Electronic Safer?
The Atlantic - June 13, 2014

Much of this has to do with a public perception that e-cigs are better for you. A survey by the Partnership at Drugfree.org found that 80 percent of people who smoke e-cigarettes thought they were less harmful than traditional cigarettes. And as of 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, one in five adult smokers had tried an e-cigarette. But the Food and Drug Administration has just begun the process to regulate e-cigarettes, and states on its website that there is not yet enough research to know their potential risks. Tomasso di Giovanni, head of reduced-risk product communications for PMI, says he thinks theres still a gap between e-cigarettes and the experience smokers get from a traditional cigarette. And thats the place in which they can innovate, getting asymptotically closer to the ritual smokers seek, while hopefully creating a product thats less harmful.

E-cig study seeks to know benefits, hazards
Omaha World-Herald - June 13, 2014

The university will also begin another study soon, researching the effect of e-cigs on blood platelets. Burns said there is so much research they wish to do, its just a question of funding.

Lucy Tobin: We are playing with fire puffing up e-cigarettes
Evening Standard - June 13, 2014

But e-cigs are hardly angels in disguise: the perception that they are safer than tobacco cigarettes is, as yet, untested by science. And their liquid nicotine can be ... The wildly contradictory reports on the health effects of the e-cigarette mean the only certainty I have about them is that no one knows what sucking in clouds of liquid nicotine really does to the human body.

Call to ban e-cigarettes, smoking near hospitals
Scotsman - June 13, 2014

The Youth Commission on Smoking Prevention, established by the Scottish Government and supported by charity Young Scot, called for all e-cigarettes to be ...

Petition launched to stop e-cigs ban
South Wales Argus - June 13, 2014

Save E-Cigs launched the petition on the Welsh Government website and the it said 100,000 people across Wales are using the devices. The petition calls on ...

Opponents of e-cigarettes bombarded with abusive 'four-letter ...
Daily Mail - June 13, 2014

Australian and UK health campaigners are being targeted with abusive, four letter emails and Twitter rants from a 'bizarre' online cult who oppose their stance on electronic smoking.

Dr. Manny: Are e-cigarettes safe during pregnancy?
Fox News - June 13, 2014

Are e-cigarettes safe during pregnancy? As an OB-GYN, I get this question constantly. Especially from women who want to quit smoking during pregnancy, or who smoked in the past and may want to try e-cigarettes as a way to get the nicotine fix they still crave. Now, back to the question I get from patients every day: Are e-cigarettes safe? The overwhelming answer is: No, they are not safe. E-cigarettes still expose your unborn child to nicotine, which we know is one of the main toxins implicated in placental damage. Furthermore, there are currently no regulations on e-cigarettes. In other words, many of the devices being sold containing liquid nicotine are very poorly controlled, and as a result, you might be exposing your unborn child to a much higher dose of nicotine than you would even find in a typical cigarette. Since you may think that e-cigarettes are safe, you may be doing this repeatedly.

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) Urges Fact-Based Dialogue at June 18 Senate Committee Hearing on E-Cigarette and Vapor Products Marketing
EIN News (press release) - June 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/14 -- The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) urges that the upcoming hearings held by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation examine the vapor industry as a whole. SFATA looks for the Committee to involve the many category players who are responsible marketers informing adult smokers of the available alternatives to combustible cigarettes.

FDA's new tobacco rules go far enoughfor now
The Hill (blog) - June 12, 2014

... place regarding cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. These include warning label requirements, limiting youth access, ...

My Weekend At The World Vapor Expo And Electronic Cigarette Show
Daily Caller - June 12, 2014

Assembled in South Beach this past weekend were some of the most innovative 21st century entrepreneurs and vapor enthusiasts in the nation. The World Vapor Expo and Electronic Cigarette Show brought together businesses from around the country to sell their products to brick-and-mortar vape shops and Florida consumers. I attended as an exhibitor on behalf of Americans for Tax Reform.

Statin alternative; secondhand e-cig vapors
Hometown Focus - June 12, 2014

The products also should have marketing restrictions identical to tobacco restrictions. ... taxes e-cigarettes as a tobacco product, and 27 states restrict sales to minors. More than 100 municipalities prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in smoke-free ...

Allentown School District seeks to ban e-cigarettes, vapor tobacco
The Express-Times - June 12, 2014

Several school districts, both in the Lehigh Valley and across the state, have passed similar policies as the use of e-cigarettes among middle and high school ...

Steele County Fair Board's decision on e-cigarettes makes sense
Southernminn.com - June 12, 2014

Weve never been one to praise the ever-expanding arm of the Nanny State, but the decision by the Steele County Fair Board to limit the use of electronic cigarettes on the fairgrounds is a decision that makes sense.

Ban e-cigarettes
Sun-Sentinel - June 12, 2014

Ban e-cigarettes. June 12, 2014. I don't care what anyone ... Smoking is banned in public places. E-cigarettes should be banned, too.

 

 

 

The Growing Debate Over E-Cigarettes On College Campuses
Uloop News - June 12, 2014

News just in: as of this month, Oberlin, Ohio has included e-cigarettes in its anti-smoking ban, which forbids puffing away in public places. Certainly, a group called Americans for Non-Smokers Rights calls for an outright ban on e-cigarettes, erring on the side of caution, it seems, as they concede that the ingredients of the vapor produced is largely unknown. The beauty of the device, personal experience tells me, is that you can dilute the nicotine by the smallest fraction (read: by an unnoticeable fraction) every day. It took months for me to go from full nicotine doses to zero, but I kept my goal intact. Eventually I went up to the seller at the kiosk in the local mall and waved bye-bye. So, I am an admitted fan of the things. ...

In Calabasas, no smoking or vaping
Agoura Hills Acorn - June 12, 2014

No smoking signs in Calabasas may soon be changed to include no vaping. The Calabasas City Council voted at a recent meeting to include electronic cigarettes in the citys secondhand smoke prohibition. Beginning in July, the use of electronic cigarettesalso known e- cigarettes will be banned in the city anywhere smoking is prohibited and will only be allowed in areas designated for smoking…

Oakley City Council Agrees to Ban Use of E-Cigarettes in Public ...
East County Today June 12, 2014

In a 3-1 vote Tuesday, the Oakley City Council agreed to include the use of e-cigarettes in a ban on public smoking on city-owned properties, restaurants, and public outdoor areas. The Ordinance also prohibits the use of e-cigarettes by minors. The Ordinance is set to take effect in July and Oakley will be the fourth city in Contra Costa County to regulate the use of e-cigarettes following Concord, Richmond and Walnut Creek who Oakley modeled their ordinance afterPittsburg is scheduled to vote on a similar Ordinance on Monday…

Markell to sign bill banning e-cigarettes for minors
The News Journal - June 12, 2014

Governor Jack Markell will sign legislation banning e-cigarettes for minors on Thursday…

CTA bans e-cigarettes on all trains, buses
Chicago Tribune - June 12, 2014

The CTA board on Wednesday passed an ordinance prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes at rail stations, on trains and on buses, effective immediately. The use of e-cigarettes and tobacco products is legal at CTA bus stops, which are located in the public way, officials said…

Ordinance Bans E-Cigarettes On CTA Property
Chicagoist - June 12, 2014

People who use e-cigarettes have fewer places in Chicago to vape after the Chicago Transit Authority board approved an ordinance banning the devices on CTA property, including rail stations…

E-cig smoking banned at CTA rail stations; OK to 'vape' at bus stops
Chicago Sun-Times - June 12, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are off-limits at Chicago Transit Authority rail stations and other CTA property, but smokers can vape away at CTA bus stops under an ordinance approved Tuesday…

New tobacco regulations take effect in Weymouth
Wicked Local Weymouth - June 12, 2014

Pharmacies and health institutions won't be allowed to sell tobacco products effective Jan. 1, 2015 under new regulations approved by the board of health June 4. E-cigarettes have not been approved by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) or tested, he said. More information in this report will be available in the June…

Board takes deep breath, will update smoking policy
Huron Daily Tribune - June 12, 2014

HURON COUNTY In keeping up with the times, Huron County officials are updating a smoking policy originally enacted 24 years ago. The smoking policy technically has never been amended, Commissioner David Peruski said at Tuesdays board of commissioners meeting. The policy, which Peruski said took effect May 12, 1990, does not include mention of medical marijuana and e-cigarettes. Part of the current policy also designates areas inside the county building where smoking is allowed, which conflicts with Michigans Smoke-Free Air Law. The 2010 law prohibits smoking in most public places, with potential exemptions made for cigar bars, tobacco specialty retail stores and gaming floors of casinos. Peruski suggested modifying the policy to add reference to current law and definitions of e-cigarettes and controlled substances. Commissioners suggested pulling the resolution from the agenda in order to rewrite the policy…

Steele County Fair Board decides on e-cigarettes, other items
Southernminn.com - June 12, 2014

OWATONNA During this years Steele County Free Fair, there will be some limitations on the use of e-cigarettes after the fair board decided to treat the devices the same as they do traditional tobacco cigarettes. That means limiting places where electronic cigarettes which simulate tobacco smoking but with vapor rather than smoke may be used…

Advocacy groups push for e-cigarettes veto
KRCG - June 12, 2014

COLUMBIA (AP) -- Health advocacy groups want Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to veto legislation that would exempt electronic cigarettes from other tobacco sales restrictions while barring people younger than 18 from buying them. …

Dauphin County Technical school bans electronic cigarettes, vaping on school grounds
The Patriot-News - June 12, 2014

HARRISBURG Anyone thinking of using electronic cigarettes or vaping on the grounds of Dauphin County Technical School had better think again...

FDA Working To Develop E-Cigarette Standards
Huffington Post - June 12, 2014

The 2009 Tobacco Control Act gives the FDA authority, as long as it has ... In April the FDA proposed rules that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to people under ... The FDA is also considering regulating menthol, but Zeller said he could not ...

Industry Is Winning the E-Cig Regulation Battle
NBCNews.com - June 12, 2014

A few weeks into the rule-making process for e-cigarettes, business continues to be optimistic while public health advocates are getting worried…

Science and the law hazy on e-cigarettes
ABC Online - June 12, 2014

There are now five studies looking at the effect of e-cigarette use amongst ... found Mr Van Heerden breached section 106a of the Tobacco Products Control Act ... He describes widespread e-cigarette advertising as a throwback to the 1960s…

E-Cigarettes May Get Advantage for Not Containing Tobacco
Businessweek - June 12, 2014

Electronic cigarettes may be closer to smoking cessation devices than regular smokes and regulators are keeping an open mind on their potential health benefit, said the top U.S. official overseeing their use. Most e-cigarettes deliver nicotine while leaving out the tars, arsenic and other chemicals common in tobacco products…

Dupuy: E-cigs should be regulated as nicotine
Online Athens - June 11, 2014

I hate cigarette smoke. Hate isnt even a strong enough word for my violent contempt for smoking. Smokers stink up common air and often litter common space. Enter e-cigarettes. First off, no one would ever brag about how they quit smoking pot and only vaporize now. But we have these distinctions with nicotine. People can believe theyve quit smoking cigarettes and chew, patch, or vape instead. Legally e-cigarettes have slipped under the radar evident by the television commercials and advertisement space not available to other tobacco products for at least a decade…

Known carcinogens, irritants found in electronic cigarettes
Healio - June 11, 2014

A new study from Roswell Park Cancer Institute has analyzed vapors created by some fluids at different temperatures and found formaldehyde among other carbonyl compounds…

Europe's Key e-Cigarette Industry Event Goes to Vegas!
IT Business Net - June 11, 2014

If words such as 'e-cig', 'vape', 'e-cigs' and 'vaping' are in your day-to-day vocabulary, you are strongly advised to keep an eye on this event: E-Cig USA: Industry Conference- the event is taking place in Las Vegas from 24th - 25th September 2014. Hot off the back of its world premiere in London and France, IQPC is pleased to announce that the acclaimed & unique eCig Industry Conference is now crossing the ocean and arrivesin the United States this September…

Calgary Catholic students barred from bringing e-cigarettes to school
MetroNews Canada - June 11, 2014

Calgary Catholic school officials have banned electronic cigarettes and similar products from their properties, a move being hailed by anti-tobacco advocates…

Onalaska passes e-cig ban
La Crosse Tribune - June 11, 2014

The Onalaska Common Council has had a change of heart on e-cigarettes. Last month, the council voted 4-2 to reject an ordinance change that would have prohibited use of e-cigarettes anywhere smoking is banned, including bars. On Tuesday, the council voted unanimously to ban e-cigarettes from public confined spaces after getting additional input at a committee meeting last week from health-care professionals and anti-smoking activists…

Making an IMPACT
Waxahachie Daily Light - June 11, 2014

Weve had a lot of calls and concerns regarding e-cigarette use among the youth in the school district, Phillips said during her presentation Monday. Were seeing an increase in our youth using this product and wed like for you to consider giving your policies and procedures for this next year as stronger look at the e-cigarettes. She doesnt want to see the social norm change, where a whole new group of youth are using nicotine, she said, and asked for the school districts backing as Impact Waxahachie brings the smoke-free effort before the Waxahachie City Council in the future. In 2013, Impact Waxahachie released a Smoke Free Waxahachie survey, where more than 1,000 people shared their opinion on public smoking. Eighty-two percent of those said they would support a smoke-free ordinance in Waxahachie…

Tennessee issues Public Health Advisory on electronic cigarettes
Wgnsradio - June 11, 2014

Visitors to Tennessee Department of Health facilities across the state will see a prominently-displayed public health advisory on electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems. The advisory, originally posted to the TDH website earlier this year, cautions about using the devices or being exposed to secondhand emissions…

Michigan House votes to ban e-cigarette sales to anyone under age 18
Detroit Free Press - June 11, 2014

The House made some minor changes to the bills so they have to go back to the ... Rick Snyder has said he prefers classifying e-cigarettes as a tobacco product ...

Supervisors pass restrictions on e-cigarette use
Petaluma Argus Courier - June 11, 2014

Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved restrictions on e-cigarettes that will mirror those they've passed on traditional tobacco smoking in public…

E-cigarette shops approved in Mission Viejo amid council debate
OCRegister - June 11, 2014

Two e-cigarette shops are now permitted to operate in Mission Viejo, with the second shop given the green light Monday night. Meanwhile, city officials continue debating stricter regulations for such businesses, with one council member pushing for site visits and workshops…

Vype becomes latest e-cig brand to have ad banned
CampaignLive - June 11, 2014

Vype, the e-cigarettes brand, has become the latest e-cigarette manufacturer to fall ... that its advertising presented the product as an alternative to tobacco and ...

Australia e-cigarette case divides opinion
Financial Times - June 11, 2014

E-cigarettes containing nicotine are illegal in Australia, which has among the toughest anti-tobacco laws in the world. But a successful prosecution against Mr ...

US lawmakers urge ban on e-cigarettes on airplanes
Chicago Tribune (blog) - June 11, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - E-cigarette use should be banned on domestic flights and those to or from the United States, seven U.S. senators said on Tuesday in a letter urging the Department of Transportation to finalize rules proposed almost three years ago

Japan Tobacco to Buy E-Cigarette Maker Zandera
Wall Street Journal - June 11, 2014

The market for e-cigarettes in the U.K. has been rapidly increasing in recent years. A study by health charity ASH released in April showed that usage of ...

AMA lobbying for tougher e-cigarette regulations on marketing, sales of electronic devices
Tech Times - June 11, 2014

The FDA is proposing enacting changes on how e-cigarette makers package and advertise e-cigarettes and the actions include a ban on sales to minors as well ...

AMA policy backs strict e-cigarette restrictions
KPVI News 6 - June 11, 2014

The American Medical Association is pledging to use its lobbying power to seek strict limits on electronic cigarettes. The nation's largest doctors' group agreed on Tuesday to support the Food and Drug Administration's proposed restrictions on buying, packaging and advertising e-cigarettes. Those include a ban on selling to minors and warning labels. But the AMA also is urging restrictions on e-cigarette flavors like bubble gum and cotton candy that could appeal to kids, along with childproof packaging

Supervisors pass restrictions on e-cigarette use
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - June 11, 2014

Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved restrictions on e-cigarettes that will mirror those they've passed on traditional tobacco smoking ...

Possible e-cigarette policy sparks concern
Forsyth County News Online - June 11, 2014

FORSYTH COUNTY The Forsyth County commission is considering an ordinance that would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in county buildings and parks and recreation facilities except in designated areas.

Caldwell Considers Smoking Ban at Arenas
Boise Weekly - June 11, 2014

The city of Caldwell is mulling a smoking ban at its public arenas. This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Canyon County commissioners have already signed a resolution to support a smoking ban at the county-owned Gabiola Field, located next to Simplot Stadium. Now, the Caldwell City Council is expected to consider a proposed ordinance to ban tobacco or electronic cigarettes within the gated areas of Simplot Stadium, Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium, O'Connor Field House and Gabiola Field.

City considers events center smoking ban
Idaho Press-Tribune - June 11, 2014

The potential ordinance would prohibit the use of tobacco or electronic cigarettes within the gated areas of Simplot Stadium, Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium, ...

City Council votes to ban drug paraphernalia
Peoria Journal Star - June 11, 2014

PEORIA Bongs and one-hitters apparently wont be sold at Peoria businesses much longer. The ordinance also increases the distances tobacco sellers must be located from schools, from 100 feet between buildings to 350 feet between property lines. E-cigarette sales to minors are to be banned.

E-cigarette ban for Louisiana minors applauded by bill's author, group
Shreveport Times - June 11, 2014

It is our responsibility as a legislature to keep habit-forming e-cigarettes out of the hands of Louisiana's youth, Gallot said. I am pleased that Governor Jindal ...

E-Cigarettes Get Closer Look In State House
WLNS - June 11, 2014

The Michigan Senate has already passed legislation to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of minors. And today the House will weigh-in on what could happen to teens caught buying e-cig's...

E-cigs talk wafts through county board
Winona Daily News - June 11, 2014

In recent years, electronic cigarettes have made their way into the spotlight as an alternative to regular cigarettes the vaporized nicotine products, sometimes flavored, are sold across the country, including in dedicated stores like Vapor Vibes in Winona.

Bloomfield District approves bus purchase
The Daily Statesman - June 11, 2014

Hill presented a lenghty [sic] list of changes to the Board Policy manual. Many of them dealt with the Wellness Program and the Healthy Hunger-Free Act. There were several non-discrimination requirements that were added, including posting of non-discrimination signs. A section was added prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes...

New Jersey E-Cigarettes Tax Plan Has Some Fuming
Wall Street Journal - June 11, 2014

The growing e-cigarette industry is waging a battle against New Jersey's hefty proposed tax on the devices, worrying that such a levy could set a precedent as states start to grapple with the new products.

Retailers Lash Out at Christie's E-Cig Tax
CSPnet.com - June 11, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. --Electronic cigarette manufacturers like Lorillard (maker of blu Ecigs) and NJOY aren't the only ones speaking out against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's proposal to levy 75% tax on vaping products. Nearly 50 independent electronic cigarette retailers have formed the New Jersey Vapor Retailers Coalition to fight the legislation.

1-year-old rushed to emergency room after drinking e-cigarette fluid
Fox News - June 11, 2014

A 1-year-old in York, Pennsylvania was taken to the emergency room on Monday, after his parents say he drank fluid that's used in e-cigarettes...

College of Charleston to Go Tobacco-Free
WTMA - June 11, 2014

The College of Charleston will be a tobacco-free campus starting July 1. The smoke-free rule prohibits cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes, hookahs, and other devices. Signage will be seen across the campus and applies to employees, students, visitors, and guests.

Should people be allowed to "smoke" e-cigarettes in public buildings?
Southernminn.com - June 10, 2014

Should people be allowed to "smoke" e-cigarettes in public buildings? Total Votes: 58. Yes. It's not real smoke. 9 16%: Perhaps, but only after the possible ...

Santa Clara County Cracks Down on E-Cigarettes, Joining Other US Cities [VIDEO]
NBC Bay Area - June 10, 2014

Santa Clara County on Tuesday cracked down on "e-cigarettes" so that they now fall under the same restrictions as traditional tobacco products - in an effort mirroring what nearly 200 cities are already doing across the United States. More than 172 cities, towns and counties including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City include e-cigarettes as products prohibited for use in smoke-free environments, according to research compiled by the Berkeley-based Americans Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. "I think this stronger proposal is the right thing to do," said the foundation's executive director, Cynthia Hallett. "And it's in line with what other cities across the U.S. are doing in terms of electronic cigarettes and smoke-free environments."

E-cigs: Santa Clara County OKs vaping restrictions
Contra Costa Times - June 10, 2014

Citing concerns over a growing trend, Santa Clara County supervisors on Tuesday expanded smoking restrictions to include nicotine-dispensing electronic cigarettes. The unanimous vote means electronic cigarettes will be forbidden in all places where smoking is prohibited in unincorporated areas -- public spaces both indoors and out, including workplaces, bars, restaurants and parks, and within 30 feet of those off-limit areas. The one aspect that differs concerns private residences; while smoking cigarettes is against the law inside homes at multi-unit buildings, the vaporizers get a pass

Oakley: Council adds e-cigarettes to public smoking crackdown
San Jose Mercury News - June 10, 2014

OAKLEY -- Overriding the arguments of e-cigarette advocates, the City Council agreed Tuesday to include the devices in a sweeping crackdown on public smoking. Councilmembers voted 3-1 to introduce an ordinance banning smoking -- along with "vaping," as the use of electronic cigarettes is known -- from city-owned properties as well as from restaurants' outdoor dining areas and the exteriors of other businesses such as shopping centers, car dealerships, movie theaters and bus shelters.

E-Cigarettes To Be Banned In Areas Of Sonoma County
CBS Local - June 10, 2014

SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) The unincorporated areas of Sonoma County will soon be included in a growing list of places where vaping of electronic cigarettes is banned in some public areas and establishments. The countys Board of Supervisors Tuesday passed on first reading an amendment to an existing ordinance that prohibits smoking tobacco and the presence of second hand smoke in some public areas...

University of Louisiana at Lafayette bans tobacco on campus
The Daily Advertiser - June 10, 2014

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is banning tobacco from its campuses effective Aug. 1, 2014. As of April, more than 1,300 U.S. universities are smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Of those, 925 are tobacco-free and 167 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes on campus.

NHS includes e-cigarettes in new guidelines
Busbyway - June 10, 2014

Nicolites has welcomed news that electronic cigarettes have been included in the official NHS Scotland guidance aimed at smokers looking to quit. The UKs ...

NHS includes e-cigarettes in new guidelines
SourceWire (press release) - June 10, 2014

It is thought that some quit-smoking services in Scotland have until recently simply ... fear they may become subject to reduction targets and advertising bans.

Doctors slam marketing of electronic cigarettes to minors
The Hill (blog) - June 10, 2014

The most powerful U.S. doctor group is strengthening its position against electronic cigarettes by opposing the marketing and sale of the devices to minors.

United States: The Affordable Care Act—Countdown To Compliance ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - June 10, 2014

Nowhere do the final regulations address the role of electronic cigarettes (or "e-cigarettes"). Simply put, the issue is whether an e-cigarette user is a smoker or a ...

Get Exclusive Made-in-the-USA Vapes and Accessories at Special ...
TopTenWholesale News - June 10, 2014

Among the popular products in the Hot Vapes catalog includes a slew of vaporizer kits in Ecig and Ego styles. It has a “bling” line that features studded vapes in ...

Supervisors considers restrictions on e-cigarette use
Petaluma Argus Courier - June 10, 2014

E-smoking would have to be at least 25 feet away from doors and windows, ... to ban it openly in public places where smoking is already banned,” he said.

E-cigarettes: Santa Clara County to consider stricter rules
Contra Costa Times - June 10, 2014

SAN JOSE -- Santa Clara County will consider bolstering a ban on nicotine vaporizers ... use within 30 feet of an entrance to anyplace where smoking is banned.

Arlington Heights might regulate e-cigarettes in public places
Chicago Daily Herald - June 10, 2014

Arlington Heights may soon start regulating e-cigarettes the same as tobacco cigarettes, meaning they wouldn't be allowed in restaurants and other public...

GFPS board renames CMR field, discusses school closure policies
KRTV Great Falls News - June 10, 2014

The board also discussed a proposed policy to ban e-cigarettes and nicotine from school grounds. Superintendent Tammy Lacey said they both continue to be a ...

Campus-wide tobacco ban goes too far
Las Cruces Sun-News - June 10, 2014

The policy at NMSU bans smoking indoors and within 25 feet of all entrances, ... It would ban all tobacco products, including chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes, ...

Franklin schools table e-cigarette, religion policies
The Tennessean - June 10, 2014

The policy changes touched upon a range of topics, from attendance and the use of electronic cigarettes to the posting of testing information and approved ...

 

El Paso, Texas Considers Ban On E-Cigarettes
Daily Caller - June 9, 2014

Los Angeles and New York have already banned e-cigarettes in public places. ... harm a ban would cause to small businesses, as well as reforming smokers, ...

Questions for the Candidates: E-cigarette regulation
Boston Globe - June 9, 2014

Regulations should include a ban on marketing to children, age restrictions, ... remove some of the harmful additives that come along with smoking, we still should ... If the State were to be involved in this, then what's next, banning Santa Claus ...

CTA board poised to add electronic cigarettes to smoking ban
RedEye Chicago - June 9, 2014

CTA board poised to add electronic cigarettes to smoking ban ... considered the battery-powered vaporizers banned under its no-smoking policy, but now ... subway smoking policy in light of a city law that took effect in April that bans electronic ...

E-cigarettes presents a real danger
St. George Daily Spectrum - June 9, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov) 68.8 percent of current U.S. adult cigarette smokers want to quit completely, prompting Dr....

LETTER: Data can ascertain on ecigarettes ($$)
Financial Times (uk) - June 9, 2014

proper testing should be carried out. Do e-cigarettes result in significantly less harm or not? Let the chips, or the data, fall where they may. As investors, we are asked why we do not divest from tobacco and fossil fuel companies. Like others, we are t

VEC lands third British e-cigarette company as industry booms
City A.M. (uk) - June 9, 2014

US Victory Electronic Cigarettes (VEC) has acquired its third British e-cigarette company in six months for $104m (£62m). Ten Motives, one of the largest and fastest growing e-cigarette companies in Europe, was founded in 2008 by former telecoms Art Dev

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Evidence mounts on dangers of e-cigarettes
Athens Banner-Herald - June 9, 2014

If anyone you know thinks that it’s safe to drag on an e-cigarette around infants or children, ask them not to do that. And as for adults who want to quit smoking, use patches and support groups to get you off nicotine, and then stay inhale-exhale-free...

STL Moms: Dissecting electronic cigarettes
fox2now.com - June 9, 2014

STL Moms (KTVI) - Electronic cigarettes are supposed to be designed to wean adults off of smoking, but new research suggests that they may do the exact ...

Large e-cigarette store opens on 23rd Street; part of Iowa street ...
Lawrence Journal World (blog) - June 9, 2014

According to a list compiled by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, it appears the closest city to Lawrence that has included e-cigarettes as part of ...

CofC smokers have less than a month to light up on campus
ABC NEWS 4 - June 9, 2014

The tobacco ban includes the use of electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco. You can view the policy in full here. According to a statement on the CofC ...

AMA Delegates Push for e-Cigarette Controls
Medscape - June 9, 2014

CHICAGO — Physicians came together to urge the American Medical Association (AMA) to oppose the marketing and sales of electronic (e)-cigarettes and ...

DUPUY: E-Cigarettes Should Be E-Regulated [item was syndicated]
Aurora Sentinel - June 9, 2014

Hate isn't even a strong enough word for my violent contempt for smoking. ... Laws like the one in my state banning e-cigarettes in restaurants and bars just seem ... Would we back a law that banned chewing nicotine gum on airplanes? ... is also a wide public health crisis and I'm not going to support a ban on beige food.

Guest Column: 'Vaping' is still bad for you
CapitalGazette.com - June 9, 2014

They are commonly advertised as a “healthier” and cheaper alternative to cigarette smoking. Smoking e-cigarettes, an activity known as vaping, is not an FDA ...

E-Cigarettes Could Be More Dangerous Than Initially Thought
True Blue Tribune - June 9, 2014

NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /True Blue Tribune/ – They're supposed to be better than smoking real cigarettes. At least that's what consumers are told. But, is that ...

The dangers of e-cigarettes
Health24.com - June 9, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as “e-cigarettes,” have been rising in popularity, and people have begun to use them as an alternative to cigarettes.

Health experts back e-cigarettes to quit smoking
The Scotsman (uk) - June 9, 2014

have been included for the first time in official NHS Scotland guidance aimed at helping smokers quit....it says that while those using NHS smoking cessation services should be strongly encouraged to adopt licenced nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), such

Over-charged e-cigarette causes flat fire
ChesterChronicle.co.uk - June 9, 2014

Keith Brooks, head of prevention and protection for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "With the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes, fire and rescue …

As E-Cigarette Use Increases, So Do Related Poison Center Calls ...
Medical Daily - June 8, 2014

Whether you're an advocate or an adversary of electronic cigarettes, their use has been dramatically increasing over the past several years — and with that, ...

Expert details E-cig dangers
Princeton Daily Clarion - June 8, 2014

If you keep smoking e-cigarettes, there's really no benefit—and that's what ... of when in Helena, Montana after a comprehensive smoking ban was enforced, ... A lack of smoking bans is sending people to the hospital right now, Glantz said.

Rising with the vapors: Companies take in revenue as e-inhalers ...
Crain's Detroit Business - June 8, 2014

Retail sales of e-cigarettes reached about $3.5 billion worldwide last year — barely a puff of the total $756 billion market still dominated by tobacco.

E-cigarettes open to workplace decision makers
Houma Courier - June 8, 2014

Associate Director Bronson Frick said the public knows too little about e-cigarettes to risk workers' right to a healthy workplace. “There is a misconception that ...

Daly City amends smoking law to include e-cigarettes
San Francisco (CA) Examiner – June 8, 2014

City Council has amended its smoking regulations to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in areas where smoking is not allowed. Hoping to address concerns about secondhand smoke and increased use by teenagers, the city has joined other area cities, ...

E-cigarettes open to workplace decision makers
Thibodaux Daily Comet - June 8, 2014

...here in Louisiana workers are still free to puff away at will. So long as employers are all right with it, no state laws prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in the workplace. Each individual company in Louisiana is responsible for deciding whether...

Bend's first 'vape' store opens, draws fire
Wallowa County Cheiftain - June 8, 2014

The first ever-Central Oregon "vape" shop, a lounge for people to buy and smoke e-cigarettes, opened its doors Friday in Bend, and already has a critic who ...

City of Longview employees asked not to use e-cigs at work
Longview News-Journal - June 8, 2014

“I have received several complaints lately regarding employees smoking tobacco ... On May 22, the Gladewater City Council voted to ban minors from buying, ... Smith County commissioners in April banned the use of electronic cigarettes ...

Capitol Chatter: Minnesota primary to be different
Bemidji Pioneer - June 7, 2014

E-cigarettes were a hot topic in this year's Minnesota Legislature, with an outcome that restricts their availability to youths. Some wanted the devices to be treated ...

E-cigarettes poisoning Victorian toddlers
WAtoday.com.au - June 7, 2014

Victorian Poisons Information Centre manager Jeff Robinson said the service had nine calls last year about nicotine poisoning related to e-cigarettes, including five cases involving children aged one to four...

CBS Atlanta (con't)
CBS Local - June 7, 2014

Atlanta, GA (CBS Atlanta) – It would seem that some still believe smoking is cool, or at least that smoking e-cigarettes is. In a recent study out of Rutgers ...

5 studies you may have missed
CNN (blog) - June 7, 2014

Most callers had questions about exposure to the e-cigarette from inhaling it or having the chemical come into contact with a person's eyes or skin. About 58% of ...

Are E-Cigarettes the Next Big American Success Story?
Motley Fool - June 7, 2014

Only high-quality e-cigarettes come close to mimicking the buzz smokers get from combustible cigarettes, which is why Altria, Reynolds American, and Lorillard ...

Lily Allen sparks upset after being paid to plug e-cigarettes in music video
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday - June 7, 2014

Allen, worth about £8m, was ... condemned by health experts for being paid to plug e-cigarettes in the video for her song Hard Out Here. ...An E-Lites spokesman said: ‘The Lily Allen video is 18-plus and not targeted at teens.’

The Hottest New Vaping Trend Is Vaping Bans - CityLab
The Atlantic Monthly - June 7, 2014

if further studies show that vaping is less harmful than it increasingly appears to be, city bans on e-cigarettes will look prudish and old-fashioned. For now, though, there's reason to be glad if you live in a city where no one's allowed to blow formalde...

Oregon Senator Releases Congressional Report on Need for E ...
Salem-News.Com - June 6, 2014

Merkley also called on the Food and Drug Administration to swiftly finalize regulations that will give FDA the authority over e-cigarettes and other tobacco ...

Study: E-Cigarettes Can Produce Carcinogens
Legal Examiner - June 6, 2014

Findings include “that the high-power e-cigarettes known as tank systems produce formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, along with the nicotine-laced vapor that ...

Nicotine fluid mixing approved
Juneau County Star-Times - June 6, 2014

Clark already uses his Madison store to make the fluid used in electronic cigarettes. The fluid mixed in the back room of the Mauston store will be sold at ...

Sen. Jeff Merkley takes aim at e-cigarettes
KATU - June 6, 2014

"What the cigarette companies know is that adults don't start using tobacco. ... "They wouldn't have all of these fruity tootie flavors -- gummy bears and thin mints ...

Buying tobacco before age 21? Bill approved by Senate panel says no way
Newark Star-Ledger - June 6, 2014

New Jersey would be the first state in the nation to require young adults to wait until they turn 21 to buy any form of tobacco as well as electronic cigarettes under a bill approved by a state Senate committee today. New Jersey raised the minimum age ...

Letter: Not all dangers from e-cigarettes known
The Tribune - June 6, 2014

An opinion piece published in the May 12 issue of The Tribune titled “FDA's caution wise move on e-cigarettes” was a great article explaining what would be ...

Bellflower prohibits e-cigarettes on public property
Los Angeles Wave Newspapers - June 6, 2014

BELLFLOWER — The sale of electronic or e-cigarettes is legal, but they cannot be used on city property under an ordinance tentatively approved by the City ...

Orange Beach backing off e-cigarette restrictions, for now
al.com - June 6, 2014

The Orange Beach City Council has decided to postpone a vote on implementing restrictions on e-cigarettes and other alternative smoking devices, in public ...

Blu eCigs takes music tour and sampling activity to Edinburgh
Event Magazine - June 6, 2014

Electronic cigarette provider Blu eCigs is marking its launch in Edinburgh this weekend with a night of music showcasing some of the UK's most cutting-edge ...

World Vapor Expo Electronic Cigarette Show: Miami's First Ever E ...
Miami New Times (blog) - June 6, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are actually tobacco-free; instead of burning tobacco, the tiny plastic stick heats up liquid. The liquid then turns into vapor and users can ...

E Cigarette Safety: What You Need to Know
Heavy.com - June 6, 2014

E Cigarettes have been on both headlines and in shiny new TV ads lately and the press has been both positive and negative. Here's Dr. Sanjay Gupta's look into ...

Getting Vaporized Requires Distribution
Equities.com - June 6, 2014

Vaporin.jpg LOS ANGELES -- Scott Frohman at Vaporin () in a half-year has succeeded in getting this former gold company's nicotine vaporizers, e-cigs, ...

USEI Cannabis Expands Marketing of Vape Pens With ...
MarketWatch - June 6, 2014

SANTA CLARITA, CA, Jun 06, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- USEI CANNABIS INITIATIVES CORP, A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDARY OF ...

UD smoking ban goes into effect Aug. 1
Newark Post - June 6, 2014

A University of Delaware student-led initiative to ban smoking and the use of tobacco, including electronic cigarettes, on all UD property is set to go into effect ...

Ocean City braces for impact as thousands of young people ...
Baltimore Sun (blog) - June 6, 2014

... have been talking to town officials and are aware of bans on beach smoking, ... the City Council took the step of banning the devices except for educational ...

Board OKs policy revisions
Wicked Local Wilmington - June 6, 2014

One addition to the handbooks involved the banning of electronic smoking devices. Possession of electronic smoking devices, like any other smoking-related ...


Rosan: Ho-ho-ho! Just how low can we go?
The Morning Sun - June 6, 2014

It seems I poked the proverbial hornet's nest last week when I authored a column on the burgeoning but yet unregulated electronic cigarette industry titled “What ...

NJ Politics Roundup: Christie pension plan update, smoking age bill ...
NJ.com - June 6, 2014

A state Senate panel approved one that would require young adults to wait until they turn 21 to legally buy any tobacco products and even electronic cigarettes.

County Backs State Controls on Electronic Cigarettes
Philipstown.info - June 6, 2014

Putnam County's Legislature this week endorsed state attempts to regulate the electronic cigarette industry and approved use of county-owned land for solar ...

E-cigs part of Oberlin's smoking ban
Columbus Dispatch - June 6, 2014

OBERLIN, Ohio — A northern Ohio town has joined the growing number of municipalities that are including electronic cigarettes in their public-smoking bans.

Get your fresh produce, grown right in the city; a look at e-cigarettes ...
The Plain Dealer - June 6, 2014

Well, young kids, older kids, and a lot of adults often aren't fans, but the fact is, vegetables are very good for you. Eating a good diet can even help you feel better...

Skillern Gives $50000 Of Discretionary Funds To Soddy Daisy For ...
The Chattanoogan - June 6, 2014

In her report, the mayor said she had been getting a lot of questions about E-cigarettes being used inside city-owned buildings. She said the vapor is offensive to ...

Salt Lake County may regulate e-cigarettes
Salt Lake Tribune - June 6, 2014

Salt Lake County may become the second county in Utah to regulate e-cigarettes, a strategy that could result in a confusing patchwork of policies ...may adopt stricter standards, depending on the results of a fact-finding study now underway, Edwards said...

DUPUY: E-cigarettes should be e-regulated
Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner - June 5, 2014

I'm OK with e-cigarettes being allowed in places you can't smoke in. That being said, e-cigarettes should be classified as tobacco. Yes they're technically a "nicotine delivery device" derived from tobacco. For all intents and purposes--it's tobacco.

Tobacco, E-Cigarettes banned in Guthrie
KOCO Oklahoma - June 5, 2014

Recently, the Guthrie City Council approved an ordinance banning tobacco and ... According to city officials, if you're caught smoking you could face up to a ...

Restricting sale of e-cigarettes is the right move
Clinton Herald Journal - June 5, 2014

The e-cigarette business popped up relatively quickly. ... a bit further and expanded the ban to include the sale of fruit-flavored, nicotine-free e-cigarettes to children. ... Many of the students also said they had smoked regular tobacco cigarettes.

LETTER: Big Isle e-Cigarette Ordinance is Killing Smokers
Big Island Now - June 5, 2014

On June 2, 2014 I attended a question and answer session about 13-124 with County Of Hawaii and Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii representatives.

Immigration tuition, abortion and pot bills sent to Scott
Tallahassee.com - June 5, 2014

And Scott will now decide on a bill (SB 224) that would ban the sales of electronic cigarettes to minors, similar to bans on sales of cigarettes and other tobacco ...

House approves bill to include e-cigarette in state's indoor smoking ...
WDDE 91.1 FM | Delaware's NPR News station - June 5, 2014

House approves bill to include e-cigarette in state's indoor smoking ban ... vote, state lawmakers passed a bill banning e-cigarettes from indoor public places ...

Supervisors update tobacco ordinance for electronic cigarettes
Village News Network - June 5, 2014

One added electronic smoking devices to the Board of Supervisors policy on ... County Transit District board, noted that banning electronic smoking devices on ... The previous ban on smoking in county parks and on county trails had been ...

Why The Electronic Cigarette is a Tobacco Product
Convenience Store Decisions - June 5, 2014

... that simply delivers a vapor, not smoke, is being regulated as a tobacco product. ... HAS had this unintended consequence (vaping added to smoking bans).

LOFSTOCK: Embracing Safer Tobacco Products
Convenience Store Decisions - June 5, 2014

despite all the naysayers and anti-tobacco crusaders—who care less about the health of smokers and more about their own agendas—safer tobacco products are a reality that convenience store owners should embrace.

Embracing Safer Tobacco Products
Convenience Store Decisions - June 5, 2014

If the health of smokers was really their first priority, they would look to make ... or otherwise try to ban a product that is known to be a substitute for cigarettes.”.

Altria Set To Pose A Stiff Challenge To Existing E-Cigarette Leaders
NASDAQ - June 5, 2014

it has moved quickly since then to gain a strong momentum in the category. With the national rollout of its MarkTen product on the way and Green Smoke acquisition complete, the company is set to pose a stiff challenge to the existing e-cigarette leaders i

E-cigarettes should be e-regulated
Standard-Examiner - June 5, 2014

Let me get one thing out of the way: I hate cigarette smoke. ... Laws like the one in my state banning e-cigarettes in restaurants and bars just seem arbitrary ... Would we back a law that banned chewing nicotine gum on airplanes? ... obesity is also a wide public health crisis and I'm not going to support a ban on beige food.

Vapor product confusion
WJXT - June 5, 2014

... they're really vapor products," explained Cynthia Cabrera with the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association, which represents many in the vapor industry.

Fighting for the E-Cigarette Industry
Convenience Store Decisions - June 5, 2014

At the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association's (SFATA) recent spring conference in Chicago, we presented nearly eight hours of back-to-back sessions ...

2014 Legislative and FDA Regulatory Update
Convenience Store Decisions - June 5, 2014

CSD: What about states attempting to tax electronic cigarettes? TB: So far, Minnesota is the only state that taxes e-cigarettes and the rate is 95% of the wholesale ...

Pep Rally or Pity Party?
Convenience Store Decisions – June 5, 2014

In May, the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association held its spring 2014 conference in Chicago. The mood at the conference ranged from a pep rally to a pity ...

Burning Desires final: Peter Taylor examines the future of the ...
Unreality TV - June 5, 2014

With the rise in e-cigarettes it seems that conventional cigarettes could be on the way out. But campaigners fear that electronic devices are just a smokescreen to ...

Reynolds Is In It for the Long Haul
Motley Fool - June 5, 2014

The company also seems to be on track to expand its presence in the fast-growing e-cigarette (e-cigs) category to offset the impact of dropping conventional...

Greentop rezoning denied
Newnan Times-Herald - June 5, 2014

The amendment clarifies that the ordinance prohibiting smoking on county property includes e-cigarettes and other products that produce a vapor.

Vaporizers replace cigarettes in Pooler, Savannah Mall
Business In Savannah - June 5, 2014

As businesses become smoke-free, vaping offers an alternative, according to Drew Kraft. “Some customers say their workplace allows them to vape, and this ...

E-cig store gets OK
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal – June 5, 2014

The Common Council voted 4-1 Wednesday night to grant a special-use permit for Jordan Bork, a city resident who wants to open an e-cigarette store in the front ...

Oberlin city council includes electronic cigarettes in public smoking ...
The Morning Journal - June 5, 2014

Smokers are banned from using electronic smoking devices, in addition to traditional ... smoking rooms are among those exempt from the ban, documents state.

Gillette bans use or possession of electronic cigarettes for anyone ...
The Tribune - June 5, 2014

GILLETTE, Wyoming — People younger than 18 may no longer use or possess electronic cigarettes in Gillette. The Gillette City Council voted unanimously on ...

Smoking ban approved
Valley Morning Star - June 5, 2014

Mezmar's understanding is that the extended ban goes into effect July 1. ... Proponents have argued that smoking should be banned because it affects innocent ...

Lions learn about dangers of 'e-cigs'
The Henderson Daily - June 5, 2014

“Smoking's bad,” we've all been told, and e-cigarettes aren't exactly good for you. Michael Cary with East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse talked ...

Council could restrict e-cig sales to minors
Mineral Wells Index - June 4, 2014

Following a lengthy discussion regarding e-cigarettes and the local sale to minors ... “The concern with these e-cigarette regulations by local communities – it's no doubt a ... Talks of possession and use were also mentioned, but at this time, the city council ... “I think anything with nicotine needs to be regulated like tobacco.

Cambridge council cracks down on tobacco, looks to raise purchase ...
Wicked Local Plympton - June 4, 2014

The amendment also clarifies the hotly debated question of how to market electronic cigarettes. Cambridge retailers will have to sell e-cigarettes at the same age ...

Law banning e-cig use by minors passed in Kyle
Community Impact Newspaper - June 4, 2014

E-cigarettes have been hailed by advocates as safe for ostensibly producing no second-hand smoke effect and because e-cigarette “juice” is not rife with the ...

California professor to speak about e-cigarettes
Evansville Courier & Press - June 4, 2014

Glantz called claims that smoking bans adversely affected business for bars, ... Even if the casino lost money under a smoking ban, he said, the amount saved in ...

Danville becomes latest in short list of state towns to ban e-cigs in ...
KyForward.com - June 4, 2014

The Danville City Commission has approved an ordinance that bans the use of ... E-cigs have become increasingly popular as an alternative to smoking, and ... own ordinance banning e-cigs in enclosed public places, City Manager Ron Scott ...

D-99 bans e-cigarettes
My Suburban Life - June 4, 2014

The code already banned tobacco products but did not previously list the ... Like traditional tobacco products, possessing or smoking e-cigarettes will now be ...

Troubled restaurants, E-cigarettes on weekend menu
Orlando Sentinel (blog) - June 4, 2014

On "Flashpoint," Mike Holfeld continues his investigation of E-cigarettes and the proposed Food and Drug Administration regulation of smoking alternatives.

American Canyon to ban smoking and e-cigarettes in parks
Napa Valley Register - June 4, 2014

AMERICAN CANYON -- Smokers may soon be prohibited from lighting up in American Canyon parks. City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approved an ...

The Best Country to Be a Female Entrepreneur, How Your iPad ...
Shape Magazine (blog) - June 4, 2014

Vaping may be sanitizing the anti-smoking movement. For decades, the anti-smoking movement has done a lot to highlight the negative side effects of smoking, ...

SFATA Launches AGE TO VAPE(TM) Program for Vapor Product ...
EIN News (press release) - June 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/14 -- The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) announced today the launch of the AGE TO VAPE™ ...

e-cigarettes can kill our children!
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles - June 4, 2014

Electronic or e-cigarettes apply a heat source to liquid nicotine, causing it to vaporize, known as “vapes.” Because e-cigarettes burn nothing, they release no ...

Cable TV ad for e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - June 4, 2014

A cable TV advertising campaign for blu eCigs greatly increased teens' exposure to the controversial devices, researchers report. Jim Watson / AFP/Getty ...

Counterfeit FDA seal on E-cigarette 'juice'
WJXT Jacksonville - June 3, 2014

It's not smoking, it's "vaping," and it appears the popular smoking alternative that fuels e-cigarettes has at least one import claiming FDA approval to fool ...

Dress code policy gets tweaks
Crossville Chronicle - June 2, 2014

The tobacco-free schools policy now bans e-cigarettes, along with tobacco products. The compulsory attendance policy was amended to reflect changes ...

State fair operator in line for five-year deal
The Tennessean – June 2, 2014

Byrd said the board also made an important decision last month when it voted to ban e-cigarettes at the fairgrounds. Tobacco cigarettes already were banned ...

State warns about e-cigarettes
Arkansas Online (subscription) - June 2, 2014

The Arkansas Department of Health issued a public-health warning regarding electronic cigarettes in early May alerting consumers that the products are not ...

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers
The State - June 2, 2014

Illinois law allows smoking, ingesting or topical marijuana treatment for more ... For that reason alone, the sale of e-cigarettes to minors needed to be banned. ... Iowa lawmakers actually went a bit further and expanded the ban to include ... The tougher decision came in banning the sale of the items that contain no nicotine. ...

New Smoking Regulations in Place for Northampton
abc40 - June 2, 2014

Some of these regulations include: banning e-cigarettes in places where regular cigarettes are also banned, requiring store clerks to verify the ages of every ...

Lyndhurst City Council considers banning sale of e-cigarettes to ...
The Plain Dealer - June 2, 2014

Lyndhurst City Council will discuss at its meeting tonight whether to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. ...

E-Cigarettes Subject to same Rules as Regular Cigs on SOU Campus
KAJO - June 2, 2014

Southern Oregon University is banning the use of electronic cigarettes in all campus ... went completely smoke-free in 2012, and e-cigarettes are included in the ban. Oregon State and Eastern Oregon University also have campus-wide bans ...

City council special meeting to dicuss regulation of electronic ...
KVIA El Paso - June 2, 2014

El Paso City Council is expected to hold a special meeting Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the regulation of electronic cigarettes also known as ...

Your World: Texas
Fort Bend Herald - June 2, 2014

E-cigarettes part of ban. SAN MARCOS — A city's ban on smoking in most public places includes e-cigarettes. The measure took effect this week for restaurants, ...

E-cigarettes part of San Marcos public smoking ban
KSAT San Antonio - June 2, 2014

The San Marcos City Council last October approved a no-smoking ordinance that began in January on city property. The measure took effect this week for ...

FDA Calculates Costs of Lost Enjoyment If E-Cig Rules Prevent ...
Moneynews - June 2, 2014

It would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, but would not restrict flavored ... In addition, nearly three-quarters of smokers say they would like to quit.

This bickering over e-cigarettes could choke the message
The Guardian - June 2, 2014

Fans say they are safer than regular cigarettes and shouldn't face the same regulations and advertising restrictions. The UK's Faculty of Public Health says it ...

E-cigarette advertising soars on American TV
MyFox Austin - June 2, 2014

That would include a ban on the sale to minors. ... "Whether it causes as much harm as tobacco smoke is a complex and unresolved question, which might be ...

More teens than ever exposed to e-cigarette ads
ConsumerReports.org - June 2, 2014

TV commercials for electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are loaded with themes of freedom, independence, and no small amount of sex appeal. Now a study ...

Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) Urges Science ...
DigitalJournal.com - June 2, 2014

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/02/2014 -- The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) anticipates the upcoming Senate Energy & Commerce ...

Altria Set To Pose A Stiff Challenge To Existing E-Cigarette Leaders
Trefis - June 2, 2014

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) might have taken longer than its peers to make a first move in the burgeoning e-cigarettes market, but it has moved quickly since then to ...

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation Signs Agreement to ...
EIN News (press release) - June 2, 2014

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation (OTCQB:ECIG), today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ten Motives®, one of the largest ...

Youth exposure to e-cigarette advertisements increasing
2 Minute Medicine - June 2, 2014

1. Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) television advertising increased significantly from 2011 to 2013, with youth (ages 12-17) exposure increasing by 256% and ...

E-Cigarette ads scare anti-smoking activists
WRCB-TV - June 2, 2014

(NBC News) - Some anti-smoking advocates fear the rise of a new, ... More than four decades after President Richard Nixon banned ads for tobacco cigarettes ...

What to Say to Your Kids About E-Cig Ads
TIME - June 1, 2014

“If current trends in e-cigarette television advertising continue, awareness and use of e-cigarettes are likely to increase among youth and young adults,” says the ...

JOST: Blue haze: E-cigarette debate heats up
Des Moines Register - June 1, 2014

Iowa Legislature passed a bill banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to consumers under the age of 18. Gov. Terry Branstad signed it into law on May 23. Whatever its origins, Iowa's new law shines a light on the complex, Cirque du Soleil-like twists...

Let It Rip Weekend: E-Cigarettes, Detroit's Grand Bargain & Road ...
MyFox Detroit - June 1, 2014

Will regulating e-cigarettes like tobacco cause more people to die of cancer? As the final push for the grand bargain makes its way through Lansing - will it ...

Nevadan at Work: Vaping advocate convinced there's a healthier ...
Las Vegas Review-Journal - June 1, 2014

The lounge offers a place to smoke without cigarettes and drink without alcohol. ... either high nicotine like a regular cigarette or you can wean yourself down to a ... There are lots of different flavors: regular tobacco, caramel tobacco, vanilla ...

E-cigarettes gain popularity as alternative to traditional cigarettes in ...
The Keene Sentinel - June 1, 2014

Lyle Hill of Richmond began smoking cigarettes at the age of 18, and, in time ... caused by nearly 40 years of tobacco use, he said in an interview last week. ...... Chocolate butterscotch, wild cherry, apple pie caramel, rum cola, raspberry menthol and strawberry ... The FDA proposed its first e-cigarette regulations last month.

City mulls ban on texting while driving
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com - June 1, 2014

City officials also might include a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes – or e-cigarettes – while in city-owned cars or other city vehicles. E-cigarettes are ...

E-Cigs included in new "No Smoking Policy" at Motlow in Smyrna
Wgnsradio - June 1, 2014

All Motlow College campuses will become “tobacco-free / no-smoking” beginning July 1, 2014, college officials recently announced. Motlow has campuses in ...

E-cigarettes leads to smoking
Daily Pioneer - June 1, 2014

Seeing people use electronic cigarettes increases the urge to smoke among regular combustible cigarettes users, according to a new study of young adult ...

Blue haze: E-cigarette debate heats up
DesMoinesRegister.com - June 1, 2014

For example, in April New York banned smoking of e-cigarettes in any place ... This spring the Iowa Legislature passed a bill banning the sale of electronic ...

E-Cigarettes: “To smoke, but how to smoke?”
PlanetSave.com-by Sandy Dechert - May 31, 2014

Smoking e-cigarette (separationsnow.com) Saying “the jury is still out” on the ramifications of electronic cigarettes would be a massive understatement.

Highlights from AP interview with FDA Commissioner Margaret ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune – May 31, 2014

Hamburg said there is still a lot of controversy over whether e-cigarettes are "a safer tool" that reduces nicotine addictions or whether they just "enable another ...

Solana Beach to require e-cigarette retailers to obtain licenses
Del Mar Times – May 31, 2014

“We do not want to re-glamorize smoking, so we applaud the city for addressing this important issue.” ... Solana Beach is one of several cities in the county to ban e-cigarettes. No city in the region has banned sales. ... e-cigarette use · Del Mar bans e-cigarettes · Del Mar Fairgrounds board to consider e-cigarette ban.

Justin Glaze: Electronic cigarettes
Northwest Georgia News - May 31, 2014

For a long time, in non–smoking establishments, workers told customers to stop smoking only to find out they had an e cigarette that wasn't actually emitting any ...

Orange Beach debate on banning e-cigarettes, alternative smoking ...
al.com – May 30, 2014

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, the following Alabama municipalities prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in non-hospitality workplaces, ...

Citywise: Waterfront residential towers win initial approval
San Jose Mercury News - May 30, 2014

The City Council still must approve zoning and land use amendments to permit ... as the 2015 Housing Element Update plan or Fremont's policy on e-cigarette ...

E-cigarettes will be treated like other tobacco products in Gardena
Daily Breeze - May 30, 2014

...Smoking bans ... In addition to banning their use in parks, the ordinance also requires the city's 6 “vape” — or ... In March, Los Angeles banned the use of e-cigarettes in parks, workplaces and restaurants. Manhattan Beach also wrapped them into a citywide smoking ban, and Seal Beach has halted their ...

DD2 updates e-cigarette policy
Journalscene.com - May 30, 2014

A motion to prohibit the use or possession of electronic cigarettes continues to move through the school district. Board members raised the issue in March, ...

Editorial: Vapors over vapers
Richmond Times Dispatch - May 30, 2014

Electronic cigarettes give users — “vapers,” because the devices employ water vapor — the nicotine fix they crave without the hundreds of deadly toxins found in ...

What could possibly go wrong with bubblegum flavored poison?
The Morning Sun – May 30, 2014

Cigarette smoke is nasty stuff indeed and, according to the American Cancer Society, ... Until 2009, tobacco companies sold candy and fruit flavored cigarettes, ...

A Day at the Vape Shop, a Very 2014 Business
Wall Street Journal - May 30, 2014

What the “vape shop” doesn't stock are mainstream e-cigarette brands like Blu, Logic and Njoy. While those cigarette-sized devices still make up the largest part ...

Possible Risks of E-Cigarettes Remain Unknown
dailyRx - May 30, 2014

"Dual use of both e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes carries the risk of secondhand smoke exposure, causing worsening respiratory effects on children and ...

Burning Insurance Question: Are 'Vapers' Smokers? As E-Cigarettes Grow in Popularity, Regulators Consider Rules for Health Exchanges
Wall Street Journal – May 29, 2014

WASHINGTON—Federal regulators are weighing whether health insurers who participate in Affordable Care Act exchanges can levy a tobacco surcharge on e-cigarette users, the latest point of debate over the products' health risks.

City temporarily bans new e-cig shops
Camarillo Acorn - May 30, 2014

SAFER THAN SMOKING? ... City Attorney Brian Pierik said the city should place a temporary ban on new vapor stores until ... “I just feel we are getting to the point in this country where anything taboo is being banned or restricted,” he said.

Louisiana bans e-cigarette sales to minors
New Orleans Times Picayune - May 30, 2014

Louisiana will ban the sale of electronic cigarettes and other tobacco alternatives to people under the age of 18 starting Aug. 1. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation into law requiring that e-cigarettes be treated the same as traditional tobacco products...

Hingham considers e-cigarette restrictions
Wicked Local Hingham - May 30, 2014

... sales to minors and prohibiting e-cigarette use wherever smoking is banned is ... Drug Administration has also proposed regulations banning sales to anyone ...

So many unknowns swirl around popularity of e-cigs
Nodaway News Leader - May 30, 2014

The popularity of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigs or vaporizers, has been on ... “They still can have the same amount of nicotine as a cigarette so the ... it would force manufacturers to halt sales to minors, place labels on products, ...

10 things you didn’t know about new Terminal 1
Triangle Business Journal – May 30, 2014

...the no-smoking policy includes e-cigarettes. ...

Top secret document shows WHO plans to classify e-cigarettes the same as regular cigarettes
Times of India - May 30, 2014
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Top-secret-document-shows-WHO-plans-to-classify-e-cigarettes-the-same-as-regular-cigarettes/articleshow/35724921.cms

A leaked confidential document has confirmed that the World Health Organisation is planning to classify e-cigarettes the same as regular cigarettes. The document confirms that WHO considers e-cigarettes a "threat" to public health and intends to sideline

E-cigarettes could sweeten potential Reynolds-Lorillard deal
Reuters - May 30, 2014

The turbo-charged growth means that blu and Lorillard's British SKYCIG e-cigarette brand may be the assets with the sweetest potential for Reynolds American Inc as it holds talks over a deal to acquire its U.S. rival. Both brands would complement Reynold

Universal Continues to Change with the Times by Diversifying Away ...
Motley Fool - May 30, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are perhaps one of the greatest threats to Universal's business model. The company has found a way of adapting to benefit from this trend, ...

Feedback & Followups - June 2014
Virginia Business Magazine - May 30, 2014

The cover story examined plans by Henrico County-based Altria Group Inc. to begin national sales of its electronic cigarette, MarkTen. The online version of the ...

Editor's comment: What does the growth of e-cigs mean for ...
Talking Retail - May 30, 2014

Despite the odd scare story about electronic cigarettes blowing up and setting fire to people's property, it's largely been the market for e-cigs that's been ...

Best to avoid all kinds of cigarettes — even electronic ones
Quad City Times - May 30, 2014

This reminds me of the focus on filtered cigarettes back in my college days, when I temporarily picked up the nasty smoking habit. I thought filtered would prevent ..

E-Cigs pose danger for children
Newport Independent - May 30, 2014

An electronic cigarette (e-cig or e-cigarette), personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is a battery-powered device which simulates ...

Toxins in Environment Might Make You Seem Older
Fars News Agency - May 30, 2014

From a public health perspective, cigarette smoke is likely the most important gerontogen, Sharpless said. Cigarettes are linked with cancers but also with ..

Kyle Set To Ban Minors From E-Cigs
KEYE TV - May 29, 2014

The City of Kyle is ready to ban minors from possessing electronic cigarettes. ... I mean any tobacco product is meant for anyone over 18." ... She says, "It was shocking to me that any 12-year-old can go and buy an e-cigarette at a local ...

North Carolina lawmakers adopt tax on electronic cigarettes
Reuters - May 29, 2014

Republican Governor Pat McCrory signed a measure that adds a tax of 5 cents to each milliliter of the nicotine liquid that e-cigarettes use. Smokers inhale through a battery-powered metal tube, turning the liquid to vapor. The tax was cleared by the ...

E-cigarette smokers in Davis may face restrictions
Sacramento Bee - May 29, 2014

Davis' e-cigarettes smokers will soon have to abide by the same regulations as the city's conventional cigarette smokers. The Davis City Council unanimously ...

New health concern threatening the lives of Arkansans
Mymonticellonews - May 29, 2014

An electronic cigarette (e-cig or e-cigarette) is a battery-powered device which simulates tobacco smoking by producing a vapor that resembles smoke. They are ...

E-cigarette smokers in Davis may face restrictions
Modesto Bee - May 29, 2014

The Davis City Council unanimously voted Tuesday in favor of including e-cigarettes and hookah in the ordinance that prohibits smoking in certain spaces.

Students say vaping is an easy habit to start
Valley Sun - May 29, 2014

While the adult world rallies to regulate sales of e-cigarettes to minors and use of ... flavored propylene glycol or versions with varying concentrations of nicotine. ... an advocacy and family resource group that aims to combat the use of tobacco, ... conventional cigarette use among U.S. adolescents," the study concluded in a ...

Restricting sale of e-cigarettes is the right move
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - May 29, 2014

For that reason alone, the sale of e-cigarettes to minors needed to be banned. ... Iowa lawmakers actually went a bit further and expanded the ban to include the sale ... because it follows that it could easily lead to harmful cigarette smoking. The tougher decision came in banning the sale of the items that contain no nicotine.

EKU Goes Tobacco Free
WMKY - May 29, 2014

That includes electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, all of that on the campus," said Rutherford. Rutherford says tobacco-free ambassadors will walk the ...

Jindal signs new Louisiana legislation into law
Bayoubuzz - May 29, 2014

Gallot: Relates to electronic cigarettes. SB 39 by Sen. Murray: Relates to partitions of immovable property and minority interests. SB 55 by Sen. Kostelka: Relates ...

Motlow College to become tobacco-free July 1
Tullahoma News and Guardian - May 29, 2014

... products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco and snuff, as well as smokeless electronic cigarettes and other similar devices.

FDA Proposes Rule to Regulate E-Cigarettes
Psychiatric News - May 29, 2014

An FDA proposal is aimed at correcting public misperception that certain tobacco products, including increasingly popular e-cigarettes, are safe alternatives to traditional cigarettes.


FDA Receives More than 50 Complaints about E-Cigarettes, Agency Proposes New Regulations
The Legal Examiner - May 29, 2014

More e-cigarette users are complaining about injuries suffered after using the products. The FDA has received more than 50 reports from March 2013 through March 2014. These complaints include cardiovascular and respiratory issues, and burns including ho

Scientists to WHO: Don't Classify E-Cigs As Tobacco Products
TIME - May 29, 2014

“Even though most of us would prefer people to quit smoking and using nicotine ... to restrict demand, like raising taxes and banning some forms of advertising.

WHO urged not to 'suppress and control' e-cigarettes
The Guardian (uk) - May 29, 2014

A letter signed by more than 50 researchers and specialists, including Prof Robert West of University College London, said e-cigarettes had the potential to save millions of lives. It urged the WHO not to impose regulations on the devices in the same wa

'Vaporizers' Are the New Draw in E-Cigarettes
Wall Street Journal - May 29, 2014

E-cigarettes now fall under the regulation of the FDA. ... What the "vape shop'' doesn't stock are mainstream e-cigarette brands like Blu, Logic and Njoy.

Traditional e-cigarettes lose steam to vaporisers ($$)
Financial Times (uk) - May 29, 2014

Electronic cigarette sales at US convenience stores have fallen for the first time...refillable devices, known as vapours, tanks or mods, are growing twice as fast as the overall electronic category and make up about 44 per cent of a $2.5bn market for ele

Two US e-cigarette makers moving production from China
Chinadaily USA - May 29, 2014

Two US-based electronic cigarette makers plan to shift assembly of their product to the United States from China to improve quality control and profitability, and, ...t

Competitive Edge for Reynolds-Lorillard?
CSPnet.com - May 29, 2014

Respondents were equally unsure about what--if anything--this deal would mean for Lorillard's leading electronic cigarette brand, blu: a 43% majority of ...

Electronic Cigarette Online Sales Add Over 500 Million Dollars To ...
EIN News (press release ) May 29, 2014

Matthew Sturm, co-founder of WetFlame explains, “Most of our clients use the e-cigarette as a smoke-free alternative to traditional cigarettes, with no inten

Allergists report limited evidence on safety of e-cigarettes
Healio - May 29, 2014

The benefits of electronic cigarettes as a healthy alternative to smoking are limited, while safety concerns include possible carcinogens and exposure to youth, ...

Unregulated e-cigarettes are not as safe as marketed
The News Journal - May 29, 2014

Decades ago, cigarette manufacturers denied secondhand smoke posed a serious ... We were told that restaurants, bars and casinos would close down, that we ...

e-Cigarette Use: Monkey See, Monkey Do
Medscape - May 29, 2014

In a "monkey see, monkey do" scenario, young adults who see others using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have an increased urge to smoke themselves, ...

Charger at fault, not e-cigarette
Leicester Mercury - May 29, 2014

E-cigarettes 'do not reduce use of conventional cigarettes'
Medical News Today - May 28, 2014

... say the devices are safe and can be used as smoking cessation aids. ... They point out that people who use e-cigarettes in public and smoke regular cigarettes ... NY, which found that e-cigarettes expose others to "thirdhand" smoke - defined ..

E-cigarettes – like mobile phones, tablets and many other devices – primarily use lithium batteries. Therefore, consumers need to be aware of the potential risks.
County focused on three key issues
Cleveland Daily Banner - May 28, 2014

... use of tobacco products, and the use of vapor products, including but not limited to electronic cigarettes in all buildings owned and leased by Bradley County.”

ACLU asks Northampton to reconsider some parts of new tobacco ...
GazetteNET - May 28, 2014

While the smoking ban throughout Look Park begins this Sunday, the new ... Prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes wherever outdoor smoking is banned. Newman ...

Nasty special interest bill would raise taxes on e-cigarettes
Beaufort Observer - May 28, 2014

E-cigarettes, along with every other product purchased in North Carolina, are already ... require a tobacco license to sell, distribute, or import e-cigarette products. ... accountants to ensure compliance with licensing and reporting requirements, .

Danville bows to pressure on fairness ordinance
Central Kentucky News - May 28, 2014

In other business, the commission: Approved second reading of an amendment to an existing smoking ordinance that would include electronic cigarettes in the ban against smoking in public places. Hunstad and City Commissioner Kevin Caudill voted against the proposal, citing the need to have further evaluation of the facts about e-cigarettes before coming to an informed decision.

Grand Traverse County Considers E-Cigs Ban in Parks [VIDEO]
Boston.com - May 28, 2014

Grand Traverse County, Michigan Parks & Recreation Department is considering banning e-cigarette use in county parks

Forum Discusses Attraction, Health Impacts of E-Cigs, Hookah
KSTP.com - May 28, 2014

It's illegal to sell e-cigs to minors, but as it stands they are allowed in bars, restaurants and other public places. The forum takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. ...

Regents to consider smoke-free campuses in Nevada
Reno Gazette-Journal - May 28, 2014

A smoking ban could go into effect next year on all of Nevada's public college, university and research campuses if the Nevada Board of Regents votes Friday to pursue it. If approved, the tobacco ban would affect the Nevada System of Higher Education's seven academic campuses and the Desert Research Institute, as well as any off-campus facilities that are part of the system. In January, the University of Nevada, Reno announced its plan to ban all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from its campus and off-campus facilities and lands starting in Aug. 2015...

Tax bill clears Senate committee
WRAL.com - May 28, 2014

Senators kept a provision taxing vapor cigarettes, or e-cigs, at 5 cents per milliliter of fluid used to charge the devices. The most vigorous debate came over ...

Response from Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) Regarding Passage North Carolina House Bill 1050
DigitalJournal.com - May 28, 2014

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2014 -- The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) and our North Carolina members are disappointed that House Bill 1050 was passed through committee last night. Because the bill was pushed through, no time was permitted for public comment on a bill that adversely affects small and mid-sized businesses in the vapor industry. The bill adds a five-cent tax on each milliliter of e-liquid, the solution used in personal electronic vaporizers and e-cigarette cartridges. The bills accelerated timetable for discussion and vote, coming on the heels of a holiday weekend, caught the industry by surprise.

Forest Grove City Council adds city properties but excludes sidewalks from smoking and tobacco ban
The Oregonian-by Edwin Rios - May 28, 2014

The Forest Grove City Council voted Tuesday to expand the scope of a proposed ban on smoking and tobacco use in public parks and city-sponsored events to include city property. The Council's change covers all city property, such as parking lots, but excludes streets and sidewalks, both of which became points of concern for the city's attorney and department directors. Banned products include "cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, plant products, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco, and electronic smoking devices, known as e-cigarettes," according to a staff report.

The economy, e-cigarettes and local business policies
Nooga.com - May 28, 2014

Local restaurateur Dimitris Agrafiotis, a vaping advocate who has started a nonprofit to educate people about the benefits of e-cigarettes, said that businesses might benefit if employees switched from traditional cigarettes to the electronic version. "If people are getting off cigarettes and not getting cancer, [they are] not going to be overloading the health system," he said. But not all local company leaders are convinced.

Editorial: Federal oversight becomes a must
Plattsburgh Press Republican - May 28, 2014

All of a sudden, there is a fierce public debate over electronic cigarettes, ostensibly created to help ease smokers off the real, tobacco ones. It's time for the ...

Visual Effects Of E-Cigarette Use Carry Over To Regular Smokers
RedOrbit - May 28, 2014

In the first study to investigate the behavioral effects of exposure to e-cigarettes in a controlled setting, a team of researchers from the University of Chicago has found that observing e-cigarette use increases the urge to smoke in young adult smokers who use regular, combustible cigarettes. The findings, published online in Tobacco Control, reveal that the elevated desire to smoke is just as intense when observing e-cigarette use as when observing combustible cigarette use.

Scepticism About e-Cigarettes as Safe Alternative Grows
Medscape - May 28, 2014

Overall awareness of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has increased in the United States but so has scepticism about whether these products are any safer than traditional cigarettes, new research shows.

Philip Morris International Bets Big On The Future Of Smoking
Forbes - May 28, 2014

So what Philip Morris International PM 0.36% (PMI) is doing from its Swiss headquarters is trying to help the worlds smokers get that fix in a way that a) doesnt eventually kill half of them, and b) replicates the aspects of smoking that got a lot of them hooked in the first place. Its an ambitious plan that PMI has put $650 million into so far, with the current expenditure ramping up past $200 million a year. While many of the technical details of its products remain secret, PMI is sharing the results of its clinical research with the public and in academic journalsposters at the Lake Neuchatel lab testify to the regular tours offered visiting scientistsin an effort to reverse the well-deserved reputation for evasion and duplicity that the cigarette industry earned through most of its history.

E-Cigarettes Will Topple 1 of These Tobacco Companies: Will It Be Altria Group or Vector Group
Motley Fool - May 28, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, and other e-vapor devices are some of the hottest new consumer products on the market. Commentators are buzzing about the prospect of ending tobacco consumption once and for all by replacing combustible cigarettes with e-cigarettes, which may deliver nicotine in a less harmful way. This could be great news for the millions of daily smokers who cannot kick the smoking habit to save their health, but Altria Group (NYSE: MO ) , Vector Group (NYSE: VGR ) , and other tobacco companies can be excused for being less-than-elated about the new product class

E-cigarette devastation pictured: Gutted home of young mum after device BLEW UP while charging
Mirror.co.uk - May 28, 2014

Keeley Cooper, 22, had to grab her two sons and flee in terror after the anti-smoking aid left her flat looking like a bomb site

General Mills in fight to block Cinnamon Toast Crunch vaping
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews - May 28, 2014

Using the Thin Mint name which is synonymous with Girl Scouts and everything we do to enrich the lives of girls to market e-cigarettes to youth is deceitful and shameless, Girl Scouts spokeswoman Kelly Parisi said in a statement.

NJOY Settles Lawsuit With Victory E-Cigarettes
CSPnet.com - May 27, 2014

NJOY Inc., a leading independent manufacturer of electronic cigarettes, said that it has settled its lawsuit filed against Victory Electronic Cigarettes and Victory Electronic Cigarettes Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona for patent and trade dress infringement.

Intellicig Is Not A Gateway To Smoking
SYS-CON Media (press release) - May 27, 2014
They also found that the number of non-smokers trying e-cigarettes is not growing, a claim that some critics have been using as an argument against electronic ...
With No Rules, E-Cig Brands are Smoking Up and Taking (Other ...
brandchannel.com - May 27, 2014

After years of work to suppress the use of cigarettes, the booming e-cigarette market is ... While the products do not contain tobacco, advocates and legislators are ... Earlier this year, the European Union banned e-cigarette advertising and ...

Airport Commission gives OK for talks on $40 million Fort Smith schools project
The City Wire - May 27, 2014

In addition to the motion moving forward with the events complex, the Commission also voted to ban electronic cigarettes inside the terminal building. According to Parker, eCigs have been a point of confusion for passengers for the last few years. "We have had some exposure to this particular item in the terminal building and it's caused some confusion in the past with the appearance of smoking in a no-smoking environment. It caused some consternation on the parts of passengers." Parker said eCigs had the potential to not only cause confusion among passengers, but there was also "the potential for this to start occurring in office space within our terminal building." While researching whether to request a ban on eCigs, Parker said the Arkansas Department of Health issued a memo warning of the dangers of electronic cigarettes and so-called vaping. Reading from an ADH advisory, Parker said the public health concerns listed include pollutants that cause emissions that could be a health concern for both users and second-hand smokers.

SF Weekly Letters May 28-June 3, 2014
SF Weekly - May 27, 2014

Reader feels anti e-cigarette tactics may not work: Prohibition creates desire in the adolescent mind ["San Francisco Ramps Up War on E-Cigarettes," Chris Roberts, the Snitch, 5/20]. As soon as those e-cigs are banned they may become even more in demand by teens, and many might try it who might not have otherwise. It is better to educate teens in an honest manner and give them the knowledge and skills to make choices for themselves, and learn from any consequences that may ensue.

Health officials frown on e-cigarettes
Plattsburgh Press Republican - May 27, 2014

PLATTSBURGH When it comes to quitting smoking, public-health officials are saying electronic cigarettes are not the way to go. Often marketed as a safe ...

Drawing a Profit from E-Cigs
WFDD - May 27, 2014

N.C. House members have tentatively passed a measure to tax the nicotine liquid used in all e-cigarettes. The tax would be 5 cents-per-milliliter of nicotine.

Does Forest Grove's proposed ban on e-cigarettes go too far ...
The Oregonian - May 27, 2014

A proposed ban on smoking in city parks is headed to the Forest Grove City Council ... for banning cigarettes and the like rests on the danger of second-hand smoke, which ... If "vapors" can be banned in public spaces. ... To limit alcohol supply, modern prohibitionists call for high excise taxes, bans in public venues such as ...

To vape or not to vape? Locals debate e-cigarettes
Nooga.com - May 27, 2014

In February, the Tennessee Department of Health issued a public health advisory on electronic cigarettes and listed nine bullets of information that users should ...

Do E-Cigarettes Help or Harm? [VIDEO]
Boston.com - May 27, 2014

Doreen Gentzler reports on "vaping"short for vaporizing. It's the term e-cigarette users use for inhaling nicotine vapor.

E-cigarette Industry is 'Wild, Wild West'
GPB - May 27, 2014

Since their arrival in the U.S. around 2007, electronic cigarettes have become all the rage on the nicotine market. They are currently a $2 billion-a-year industry, ...

Adult e-cigarette use on the rise, gains popularity especially among ...
Mountain Mail Newspaper - May 27, 2014

The use of e-cigarettes is on the rise for all adults and gaining popularity, especially among teens

Most adults aware of e-cigarettes and perceive them as less harmful
Oncology Nurse Advisor - May 27, 2014

(HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. adults are aware of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and about half believe they are less harmful than cigarettes, according to a ...

E-cigarettes 'not a healthy alternative to smoking,' say researchers
Medical News Today - May 27, 2014

The debate surrounding the health benefits versus risks of electronic cigarettes has been heated in recent months. Medical News Today recently reported on a study by researchers at University College London in the UK, which suggests the devices reduce the use of conventional cigarettes. But a new article published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology claims there is "not enough evidence" to suggest this is the case

Seeing e-cigarette use encourages young adult tobacco users to ...
Medical Xpress - May 27, 2014

Seeing people use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) increases the urge to smoke among regular combustible cigarettes users, according to a new study of ...

Children's nicotine flavors for E-cigarettes are drawing other ...
KGNS.tv - May 27, 2014

Thin mint E-cigarettes? Not if the Girl Scouts can help it. The organization is just one company fighting the makers of the flavored nicotine used in electronic cigarettes. It has joined General Mills and Tootsie Roll ...

Norm Bour to speak at the Vape Affiliates Conference on June 5-6 ...
WebWire (press release) - May 27, 2014

Norm Bour, founder of VapeMentorS.com, the largest consulting company specifically working in the vape and e-cigarette space, will discuss the current and ...

Allergists warn e-smokers of unknown risks
News-Medical.net - May 27, 2014

Caveat emptor - or "buyer beware" holds true when it comes to the unknown health effects of e-cigarettes. An article in the June issue of Annals of Allergy, ...

Were Florida lawmakers right to ban e-cigarette sales to minors?
Palm Beach Post (blog) - May 26, 2014

Electronic cigarettes vaporize cartridges of chemicals, usually nicotine, using ... Legacy Foundation, created as part of the master settlement with the tobacco ... to a minor will become a second-degree misdemeanor, while possession by a ...

Stop Using Childhood Nostalgia to Sell E-Cigarettes, Brands Say
The Braiser - May 26, 2014

Because youre not allowed to smoke an e-cigarette called Tootsie Roll, goddamnit. The Associated Press reports that the major brands of childhood General Mills Inc., the Girl Scouts, and Tootsie Roll Industries Inc., sent e-cigarette companies a cease-and-desist letter in an effort to keep certain candy names off their products. Because its more than a trademark issue, they say; using names like Thin Mints to advertise liquid nicotine products hurts the children!

Regulating Electronic Cigarettes
abc40 - May 26, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) The use of electronic cigarettes is growing by the day, especially among young people. Unlike, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and roll your own, its not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration

Teen E-Cigarette Use a Growing Concern for Parents, School Officials
U.S. News & World Report - May 26, 2014

High schools across the country are cracking down on the latest trend in teenage substance abuse using e-cigarettes, otherwise known as "vaping." "My students say they are fun and you can do tricks with them, blowing O's and smoke rings and doing part ...

Arkansas House: State cautions against use of electronic cigarettes
Magnoliareporter - May 25, 2014

Parents should be aware that electronic cigarettes and similar electronic nicotine delivery devices are available in a variety of flavors, such as bubble gum, ...

Downers Grove high schools ban e-cigarettes, adjust other policies
Chicago Tribune-by Dawn Rhodes - May 25, 2014

E-cigarettes now are banned in Downers Grove District 99 high schools. The previous rule prohibited smoking and the use of tobacco on school grounds and at ...

Schools crack down on e-cigarettes as popularity booms
Daily Press - May 25, 2014

The Newport News School Board revised its student policy handbook last week to ban electronic cigarettes on all school property. The policy applies to staff, students and spectators at school-sponsored events.

E-cigarettes could get kids hooked on smoking - study
New Zealand Herald - May 25, 2014

Michelle Rodriguez is an electronic cigarette fan, blowing rings in front of Cara Delevingne. ... E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco, so are not covered by legislation which has banned smoking in enclosed ... I've also tried the menthol one

Popularity of e-cigs expected to surpass that of traditional cigarettes
myfox8.com - May 25, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Electronic and vapor cigarette products take up for ... R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. is sticking with tobacco and menthol flavoring, said ...

Reynolds Expanding E-Cigarette Production
Memphis Daily News - May 25, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Reynolds American Inc. is expanding its Tobaccoville, North Carolina, manufacturing complex as it plans national distribution of its Vuse brand electronic cigarette this summer, the company said Friday

Could This E-Cig Decision Make Smokers Cough up More?
Motley Fool - May 25, 2014

It's been 50 years since U.S. Surgeon General at the time Luther Terry issued the first report on smoking and how tobacco products can be linked to such ...

Evidence builds that e-cigarettes help smokers quit
Boston Globe - May 25, 2014

As a health reporter, I hate covering flip-flopping studies like a March finding that electronic cigarettes dont help smokers quit and a new British study finding that they do. Heres the simple explanation for the conflicting findings: The first study that found e-cigarettes were useless for quitting did not look specifically at those who were actually trying to stop smoking, while the more recent study did

E-cigarette ban among bills governor signs
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - May 24, 2014

Gov. Terry Branstad signed 11 bills into law Friday, including a ban the sale of electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine products to minors in Iowa and a separate measure designed to create parameters for the use of drones, otherwise known as unmanned aerial vehicles....

EDITORIAL: Bowing to the e-cig makers
Fresno Bee - May 24, 2014

Somebody out there wants children to be able to keep mail-ordering e-cigarettes. The occasion was a sensible bill to prevent the Internet sale of e-cigs to minors. Authored by Assembly Member Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, Assembly Bill 1500 would have required age verification for e-cigarette mail orders, plus an adult signature upon delivery, like, say, Internet wine shipments. The bill sailed through an earlier committee, for good reason. E-cigarettes, which turn liquid nicotine into an inhalable vapor, are a growing public health worry. What happened? This was a Democrat's bill in a Democrat-dominated committee, aimed at protecting children from a threat to their health. The bill needed nine votes to advance, but got only a half-dozen. At least Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, D-Culver City, had some semblance of a rationale for his no vote. The five Democrats who abstained offered no explanation. Perhaps a clue lay in the top-billing Capitol lobbyists who represent e-cigarette makers Altria, LOEC, Inc., and VMR Products. Or in the tens of thousands of dollars that some of those Democrats have taken from them in campaign contributions.

In Ocean City, a new kind of beach cleanup
Washington Post - May 24, 2014

Nearby Bethany Beach, Del., expanded a similar ban to include e-cigarettes. Last year, a council member in Ocean City proposed banning baggy pants and ...

The crusade against open-air 'vaping'
The Oregonian - May 24, 2014

Electronic cigarettes have created a square peg/round hole problem for local governments determined to prohibit tobacco use in as many public spaces as possible including those in the open air. The most sensible and fair-minded way to resolve this conflict is to lay the square peg aside until more is known about the effects of "vaping" on those in close proximity to the, er, "vaper." If such effects are minuscule or nonexistent, which they're almost certain to be in open-air spaces, officials should leave well enough alone

Rock Hill city workers could see texting, e-cigarette ban
The Herald - May 24, 2014

City of Rock Hill employees could soon face disciplinary action if they are caught texting and driving while on the clock or smoking electronic cigarettes in city-owned vehicles.

E-cigs, vapor expected to ramp up competition in tobacco industry [VIDEO]
Winston-Salem Journal - May 24, 2014

The biggest outcome of a consumer shift from combustible cigarettes to electronic and vapor brands could be increased competition among the Big 3 U.S. ...

Market for traditional cigarettes expected to decline as popularity of e-cigs, vapors continues to grow
Winston-Salem Journal - May 24, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable, closed cartridge and create a vapor that is ...

E-Cigarette Market in the US 2014-2018
SBWire - May 24, 2014

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the E-cigarette market in the US for the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report takes into account revenue generated from sales of e-cigarettes and related products s ...

 

San Diego County Adds E-Cigs to Smoking Ban
NACS Online - May 23, 2014

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has amended the county code to include electronic cigarettes under its tobacco smoking ban, ...

Follow that Bill
News Tribune - May 23, 2014

S. 2047 and H.R. 4325 — The Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette ... or marketing in commerce of electronic cigarettes in a manner that is known, ...

Health Board eyes ban on e-cigarettes to minors
Eagle-Tribune - May 23, 2014

“The goal is to make it (smoking) cost more,” she said. She also urged that ... He suggested a ban on free samples of tobacco products. Beauregard showed ...

Council Gives Initial Approval To Vapor Trails E-Cigarette Shop
Webster Kirkwood Times - May 23, 2014

"I and my wife have been smoking cigarettes for about 18 years for me, 15 years ... The council, therefore, had to introduce an ordinance establishing e-tobacco ...

Crowded public school campuses force consideration of rezoning
Las Vegas Review-Journal - May 23, 2014

Updated the district's anti-smoking policy to prohibit use of e-cigarettes, which vaporize a nicotine-laced water into an aerosol and have recently become an ...

Lawmakers eye e-cigarettes as revenue source
Republican & Herald - May 23, 2014

HARRISBURG - Taxing the sale of electronic cigarettes is stirring interest among lawmakers as a potential new revenue source to shore up the cash-strapped ...

Various activities are being held in the area
TriCities.com - May 23, 2014

Breakout topics include information on electronic cigarettes, tobacco control advocacy, tobacco use during pregnancy, asthma, smokeless tobacco and smoking ...

E-cigarette crackdown sought by City of Hamilton
CBC.ca - May 23, 2014

Under his vision, “wherever you can't smoke a cigarette, you wouldn't be able to ... proposed rules that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18.

E-cigarettes making drug-resistant germs worse
ScienceBlog.com (blog) - May 23, 2014

Researchers at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), tested the effects of e-cigarette vapor on ...

Munich Re Survey: 90% of Life Insurance Underwriters Deem E ...
Insurance News Net - May 23, 2014
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Among the more than 150 underwriters surveyed, nearly three- quarters (74 percent) categorize e-cigarettes as a tobacco product, followed by a quit-smoking ...

E-Cigarettes: Let's Not Make The Same Mistake Twice
Forbes-by Matthew Herper - May 23, 2014

Are electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) really safe? You see them marketed heavily on TV and in social media; used by celebrities at awards shows; and are now ...

What you need to know about vaporizers
Engadget - May 23, 2014

The device, then known as Ruyan (means "like smoke") was a hit in his ... Also, the likelihood of your city/state/country already having banned tobacco use in ...

E-Cigarette Awareness High, Many Perceive Less Harm
Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2014

... white versus Hispanic, and more educated respondents, and among current or former smokers versus nonsmokers. Of those who were aware of e-cigarettes, ...

The truth about e-cigarettes: Are they really safe?
DigiNews - May 23, 2014

As smoking bans have continued to spread to include most indoor and even some ... Flavoring tobacco cigarettes was banned in 2009 because it was seen as a ...

Fewer Americans Believe E-Cigs Safer Than Tobacco Cigarettes ...
HealthDay - May 23, 2014

In 2010, nearly 85 percent of smokers believed e-cigarettes were less dangerous than traditional cigarettes, ... That would include a ban on the sale to minors.

Are sweetened E-cigarettes being aimed at children? 'Flavoured devices could get kids hooked on nicotine'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday - May 23, 2014

E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco - so are not covered by UK legislation Legally sold to under 18s and are often cheaper than normal cigarettes

iSmoke to Launch New E-Cigarette Line
CSPnet.com - May 23, 2014

NEW YORK -- iSmoke, a division of Digital Gadgets, a $250 million technology company, has announced that it will be launching a new line of premium ...

Lorillard to begin selling blu eCig in Europe
Triad Business Journal (blog)-by Amy Dominello Braun - May 23, 2014

A blu executive says the e-cigarettes will begin to be sold in France, Germany and the Netherlands in late 2014 or early next year. The blu eCig has a 40 percent ...

HETZER: Using e-cigs to stop smoking tobacco is not as good as you may think
Examiner.com (National) - May 22, 2014

The “good news” is that e-cigs are 60% more effective than nicotine patches and nicotine gum. ...The “bad news” is that the study showed 80% of the people that tried to use e-cigs to quit smoking in the last year were still smoking cigarettes. That is not

Using e-cigs to stop smoking tobacco is not as good as you may think
Examiner.com-by Jim Hetzer - May 22, 2014

It should come as no surprise that e-cigs help people stop smoking regular ... they are going to start regulating e-cigs with the same rules as tobacco cigarettes.

New FDA E-cigarette Regulations: Killing an Industry, Killing Smokers
InsiderOnline - May 22, 2014

The irony is that older, less reliable ecig products are grandfathered in. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), the 2009 law

Victory E-Cigarettes Signs Deal With AATAC
CSPnet.com - May 22, 2014

SPRING LAKE, Mich. -- Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corp. has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Asian American Trade Associations Council ...

Tighter regulations on e-cigarettes sought
Nantucket Island Inquirer - May 22, 2014

(May 22, 2014) Theoretically, a 13-year-old could walk into a Nantucket store and legally purchase an electronic cigarette, also known as an e-cigarette.

KSLA News 12 Editorial: May 22nd-E-cigs Viewer Feedback
KSLA-TV - May 22, 2014

Susan says: "We do know what is in the E-cigarettes. Some have a tiny amount of nicotine and some have no nicotine at all. And they are harmless! How many ...

Local expert explains dangers of emerging synthetic street drugs
Kansas.com - May 22, 2014

One member of the law enforcement audience asked Rohrig if people are putting drugs into electronic cigarettes. “That's coming,” he said. While he's not had ...

Branstad should veto e-cigarette law
DesMoinesRegister.com - May 22, 2014

In the last days of session, the Legislature passed H.F. 2109, which looks like it simply prohibits minors from purchasing e-cigarettes. However, this bill was ...

E-cig safety remains up in the air
KXRM - May 22, 2014

Vapor Source Owner Jason Casados has been smoke free for five years and vapes. "What it's done for me has really allowed me to continue with that with ...

Speier, Eshoo face inexperienced GOP opposition in June primary
Contra Costa Times - May 22, 2014

More recently, Speier turned her attention to the growing popularity of e-cigarettes. "The Food and Drug Administration has to be given the authority to regulate ...

Vote on e-cigarette ban postponed in Orange Beach
The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog) - May 22, 2014

The targeted devices would include e-cigarettes, hookahs or other electronic products that use a battery or element to heat a liquid to produce a vapor of nicotine ...

Rising vape usage is two way street without an end
Mesa Press - May 22, 2014

The popularity of electronic cigarette (e-cig) has been on the rise in recent years among college students and young adults along with the controversy stemming ..

Editorial: A perfectly sensible bill limiting E-cigarettes sales to minors ...
Sacramento Bee - May 22, 2014

The bill sailed through an earlier committee, for good reason. E-cigarettes, which turn liquid nicotine into an inhalable vapor, are a growing public health worry.

Poison center: Keep e-cigarettes locked up, especially if you have kids
Nebraska Radio Network - May 22, 2014

Electronic cigarettes may help smokers to quit but the devices can be dangerous if they're left within reach of a child. Nebraskans are warned to take special ...

E-cigarette store debated but not voted upon
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal - May 22, 2014

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Everyone who spoke at a public Wednesday was clear where they stood about an electronic cigarette store opening on Walnut ...

No action, talk only at e-cigarette hearing
Buffalo News - May 22, 2014

LOCKPORT – The Common Council held a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed special-use permit for an e-cigarette store, but it was unclear if there ever ...

City Bans E-Cigs
Glen Cove Record Pilot – May 22, 2014

It is now illegal in the City of Glen Cove for vendors to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 19. That was the unanimous decision that passed at the Glen ...

NC House passes tax bill that targets e-cigarettes
WPTF - May 22, 2014

The bill, which passed by an 84-29 vote with little discussion on Wednesday, taxes the nicotine liquid in e-cigarettes at 5 cents per milliliter, much lower than the ...

City's public housing bans e-cigs
Titusville Herald - May 22, 2014

An e-cigarette is a battery-powered device that simulates tobacco smoking by ... line with other housing authorities and most places that have a ban on smoking.

Council hears report on e-cigarette devices, contents
Mineral Wells Index - May 22, 2014

After a lengthy discussion regarding e-cigarettes at an April Mineral Wells City Council meeting, Mineral Wells Police Chief Dean Sullivan told the council he ...

Gladewater considers banning e-cig sale, use for minors
Longview News-Journal - May 22, 2014

Jan Cain of Electrik Smoke Vapor Shop in Gladewater speaks about supporting the possibility of the city passing an ordinance banning the sale, use, ...

Reynolds Said to Weigh Lorillard Purchase Amid Months of Talks
Bloomberg - May 22, 2014

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), the maker of Camel cigarettes, has explored the ... While electronic cigarettes offer a growth opportunity, that market is still young ...

Reynolds American plans Friday economic development announcement
Morning Edition, Triangle Business Journal – May 22, 2014

lines as smoking rates continue to decline. Reynolds began selling VUSE in Utah in January. According to the Journal, the product's cartridges are made in Kansas and the nicotine liquid for the product is …

New study finds toxic chemicals in e-cigarette vapor
WBFO - May 22, 2014

E-cigarettes may have the same amount of toxic chemicals or more than traditional cigarettes. A new study released by Roswell Park Cancer this week finds that ...

E-Cigs Have Gained Yet Another Powerful Enemy
DailyFinance-by Rupert Hargreaves - May 22, 2014

They are likely to get yet another generation of kids hooked on smoking as the number of ... The FDA wants rules introduced that will ban sales to minors and the ...

E-cig Fumes Empower Bad Bugs
MedPage Today - May 22, 2014

MRSA resistance to neutrophil killing was doubled with vapor from low nicotine content e-cigarettes (P<0.05) or tripled (P<0.05) when exposed to high nicotine ...

Study Reveals That e-Cigarettes Present Increased Toxin Levels ...
Intercooler - May 22, 2014

... alternative to traditional smoking, these devices are often used in public areas, exposing non-smokers to what may be dangerous vapors,” said Gary Falkowitz ...

E-Cigarette Use and Mental Health
GoodTherapy.org (blog)-by Zawn Villines - May 22, 2014

Quitting smoking is notoriously difficult, and some smokers turn to e-cigarettes in an effort to ease the transition. An e-cigarette is a battery-powered device ...

Zippo, Lorillard fight over Blu
Indiana Gazette - May 22, 2014

Lorillard, based in Greensboro, N.C., acquired the Blu brand in 2012 and Blu now accounts for almost half of all e-cigarettes sold. It is asking the court to order ...

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation Signs Agreement to ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release) - May 22, 2014

The agreement includes preferred positioning and countertop display of ... is the largest independent electronic cigarette company in the food, drug and mass ... and has been rated as superior in real tobacco taste amongst major brands.

Electronic cigarettes
The Economist - May 22, 2014

MORE evidence is in that so-called e-cigarettes do let smokers stop smoking. Such cigarettes deliver to the user an oral nicotine hit without the associated ...

E-cigarettes are the new alcopops: 'Devices with sweet flavours ...
Daily Mail - May 22, 2014

The devices are rapidly becoming the subject of school bans after the introduction ... by legislation which has banned smoking in enclosed places across the UK. ... for the ban is over concerns that pupils could be encouraged to start smoking. ... Last month the Welsh Government proposed banning the use of e-cigarettes in ...

Are E-Cigs Really Safe?
Gilmer Mirror - May 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to get a handle on new smoking ... with newly proposed regulations that include banning sales to minors and ...

Electronic Cigarette: Representative Jeff Wardlaw
Salineriverchronicle.com (blog) - May 22, 2014

An electronic cigarette (e-cig or e-cigarette), personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is a battery-powered device which simulates ...

NTRR Preps Vapor Pen for Summer Release Into Booming ...
Fort Mills Times - May 22, 2014

NTRR acquired the company earlier this year in order to deliver a lightweight, portable, smoke-free delivery system that will stand out from competing products in ...

Woman woke to find bed on fire after plugging e-cigarette into ...
Southwales Evening Post - May 22, 2014

A SLEEPING woman was burnt when her electronic cigarette exploded ... she had not woken up - and warned people not to use phone chargers for e-cigarettes.

FDA May Delay E-Cigarette Rule
WTAJ - May 21, 2014

What's your opinion on electronic cigarettes? Do you have scientific information on their safety or the danger they may pose? The FDA is considering extending .

Passive exposure to electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use increases desire for combustible and e-cigarettes in young adult smokers
Tobacco Control - May 21, 2014

The results provide the first evidence in a controlled setting that electronic cigarette exposure may evoke smoking urges in young adult daily smokers. With replication, these findings may have relevance for ENDS regulation and policy.

Our minders go after e-cigarettes
WND.com - May 21, 2014

We rarely think of smoking as technology, but the delivery mechanism for ... be regulated and taxed if not outright banned, lest the citizenry begin getting ideas that it ... target of government attacks intended to regulate them and/or ban their use. ... The unintended consequences of regulating or banning e-cigarettes might do ...

Historic jail 'structurally sound'
La Crosse Tribune - May 21, 2014

The document covers both conventional tobacco products and electronic cigarettes, and not only includes interior spaces, but all county property located at 611 ..

Official says proposed regulations could bankrupt e-cigarette industry
fox13now.com - May 21, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — Could the FDA's proposed regulations on the e-cigarette industry bankrupt a booming business? Utah Vapers says yes. On Wednesday ...

Should e-cigarettes be banned in public places in Ohio?
The Plain Dealer - May 21, 2014

... in places undermines current laws in place that ban tobacco smoking in public places. Should Cleveland or the entire state consider this ban or leave it alone?

E-cig operation, jobs could be headed to Forsyth
Greensboro News & Record - May 21, 2014

Most of the smaller marketers are selling their e-cigs through a licensing deal with a ... Ronald Bannon, investor relations director for Lorillard Tobacco Co. of ... workforce as consumer demand for traditional cigarettes continues to decline. ... Cordisco has called Vuse “a game-changing product in the e-cigarette category.”...

LSU officials say tobacco-ban will promote healthier, cleaner image ...
The Times-Picayune - May 21, 2014

Banning all tobacco products is sending a message to the state, potential students and faculty ... LSU decided not only to ban smoking but all tobacco products.


CMU faculty, staff promote health initiatives at annual Benefits and ...
Central Michigan Life - May 21, 2014

Among the health initiatives CMU promoted at the event was the tobacco-free campus implemented starting July 1. The university will provide a new online .

E-Cigarettes Better Than Smoking Tobacco Filled Cigarettes ...
Intercooler - May 21, 2014

The cartridges that are present in the e-cigs possess a liquid solution which is on heating generates a vapor for breathing for the smoking enthusiasts. The vapor ...

E-cigarette popularity leading to spike in liquid nicotine poisonings
Q13 FOX - May 21, 2014

Some people also think vaping is safer than traditional cigarettes. But local smoke shop employees say e-cigarettes do have their own health risks. The nicotine ...

E Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking New Study Finds
States Chronicle - May 21, 2014

Are the people who use e cigs only switching a carrier for another, or are they truly on their way to recovering their health? The World Health Organization ...

Blowing smoke: The lost legacy of the 1964 surgeon general's report on smoking and health
al.com - May 21, 2014

Fifty years after the surgeon general's landmark report on smoking and health was published by Alabamian Dr. Luther Terry, the toll taken by tobacco remains devastating. Cigarette smoking is still the nation's number one avoidable health problem, accounting for 480,000 deaths a year. ... tobacconamely, cigarettes like Marlboro--it seems likely that the FDA will settle instead for attempting to regulate the far less hazardous electronic cigarettes.

American Vaping Association's Gregory Conley to Speak at the Vape Affiliates Conference on June 5-6, 2014 in Los Angeles
WebWire (press release) - May 21, 2014

Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association, will discuss pitfalls affiliates should avoid when promoting premium vaporizer and electronic cigarette products. The Vape Affiliates Conference is the first and only marketing summit for eCigarette and Vape Affiliates. It will be at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills and attracts high-performing affiliates...

Council to discuss General Plan
Napa Valley Register - May 21, 2014

The St. Helena City Council will continue reviewing the latest draft of the General Plan at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Vintage Hall. Police Chief Jackie Rubin and Catalyst Coalition coordinator Lisa Toller will give a presentation on e-cigarettes, marijuana and raves.

Lathrop may regulate sale of e-cigarettes
Manteca Bulletin - May 21, 2014

Just because that e-cigarette is electronic doesnt necessarily mean that its welcome everywhere. Whether the Lathrop City Council is willing to make that official or not remains to be seen. On Monday the council listened to a proposal by City Attorney Salvador Navarrete that would preemptively legislate against the latest smoking fad personal vaporizers that deliver nicotine-enhanced juices that are often a mixture of propylene glycol and flavorings as a way to regulate an industry that is booming in popularity with almost no legal oversight outside of restricting sales to minors.

Fort Collins Considers Banning E-Cigarettes [VIDEO]
CBS Local - May 21, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) A Northern Colorado community is looking to expand its smoking restrictions, and among the proposals in Fort Collins is a ban on the popular electronic cigarettes. City staff is proposing five ways to make smoking restrictions tighter. One of those ideas is to ban smoking in Old Town Square because its a public, open spot thats popular for people walking and shopping. The city also says current rules fail to address new technology.

Oak Park moves fast, bans e-cigs indoors
Wednesday Journal - May 21, 2014

Oak Park village trustees unanimously approved an ordinance Monday banning the use of electronic cigarettes in indoor public places. Under the new ordinance, the e-cigarettes are treated the same as regular cigarettes, requiring so-called "vapers" to step outside before inhaling the nicotine laden mist.

Indoor e-cig smoking banned in Oak Park
Chicago Tribune - May 21, 2014

Trustees expressed concerns about the public health effects of "e-cigarettes" ... the example of Chicago, whose ban on e-cigarettes went into effect April 29.

Cook County Board to take up e-cigarette regulation today
Chicago Tribune - May 21, 2014

Board President Toni Preckwinkle plans to introduce at the board's meeting an ordinance to ban the use of e-cigarettes in county facilities and vehicles.

Smoking, Skateboarding Top Winona Lake Concerns
Stacey Page Online - May 21, 2014

In previous Winona Lake Town Council meetings, recommendations for ordinances regarding skateboards and smoking have been raised. Both ordinances were discussed at length at the councils May 20 meeting. Also during the May meeting, Dan Gray, director of the Kosciusko County Tobacco Free Coalition, came before the council to recommend a non-smoking ordinance in Winona Lake. The ordinance was originally brought up in regards to smoking in and around the parks. Also, electronic cigarettes and vaporizer pens (devices that have become quite popular recently and are even sold in the Village at Winona) were brought up in the discussion. Though these devices do not contain tobacco, nor do they produce smoke, Gray recommended e-cigs be included in the ordinance. Gray went on to recommend that the ban on tobacco and e-cigs be extended to all town property.

Questions over e-cigarettes continue in Missoula
KPAX-TV - May 21, 2014

Could e-Cigarettes be a safer option for the 16% of adult Montanans that are currently lighting up? "I caution people when thinking about using e-cigarettes. It's the fear in the unknown. You don't know what you're putting in your body and you don't know how your body will react to those 20 years down the road," said Kaila Warren with the Missoula City-County Health Department Tobacco Prevention Program.

City's public housing bans e-cigs
Titusville Herald - May 21, 2014

The Titusville Housing Authority at Tuesday's meeting at Central Towers amended their no-smoking policy to include e-cigarettes, effective July 1. The policy is effective for all Titusville Housing Authority (THA) property. "The American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association all recommend that if you have a smoke-free policy, you include e-cigarettes as well," she explained. "They also have not done a lot of studies on the vapor that's emitted from the e-cigarettes, as well, whether they're safe or not safe. "Wherever smoking is prohibited in THA property, e-cigarettes are also prohibited."...

Arrowhead Union Schools ban e-cigarettes on campus
WDJT - May 20, 2014

About two dozen high school students were caught on campus with electronic cigarettes. In one case a student was using the device to smoke marijuana.

Lakewood bans sales of electronic cigarettes to minors
The Plain Dealer - May 20, 2014

LAKEWOOD, Ohio City Council Monday night voted to ban the sales of electronic cigarettes to those under 18.

House tentatively OKs e-cig tax
Winston-Salem Journal - May 20, 2014

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.

County to treat e-cigarettes like tobacco
fox5sandiego.com - May 20, 2014

FDA proposes first e-cigarette rules, including banning sales to minors A UC study ... Critics have called electronic cigarettes a gateway to tobacco smoking.

NJOY Welcomes Results of University College London Study of Electronic Cigarettes
MarketWatch - May 20, 2014

NJOY offers disposable and rechargeable electronic cigarette products for adult smokers. These products provide nicotine with rich tobacco or menthol flavor, ...

Lobbyists vie to control thriving e-cigarette market
The Times (subscription) - May 20, 2014

While politicians and public health officials have grappled with the emergence of electronic cigarettes, lobbyists for the big pharmaceutical companies have ...

Researchers find toxins in e-cigarette vapor
WIVB - May 20, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) Electronic cigarettes don't produce smoke; they produce vapor by heating a liquid. But is that safer than smoke? Scientists at Roswell ...

Study Gives E-Cigarettes Edge in Helping Smokers Quit
New York Times - May 20, 2014

A large study in England has found that smokers trying to quit were substantially more likely to succeed if they used electronic cigarettes than over-the-counter therapies such as nicotine patches or gum. These results offered encouraging but not definitive evidence in the contentious debate about the risks and benefits of these increasingly popular smoking devices.

European parliament is worth the vote
gulfnews.com - May 20, 2014

Or take the recent U-turn on electronic cigarettes. The EC and every national government wanted to limit the amount of nicotine to a fraction of what a real ...

Lee Memorial: Use of e-cig devices may come with risks
The News-Press - May 20, 2014

E-cigs are battery-powered devices that turn nicotine into a vapor that is smoked by the user. By providing the look, feel and inhaling experience of an actual cigarette at a fraction of the cost smokers don't feel like they're giving up anything but the risk for cancer. However, according to the CDC, cigarette smoking has not declined correspondingly with the rise of e-cig use. This could mean that vaping is not helping people to quit, but rather serving as a substitute when they're not allowed to light up.

Smokers Are Getting Skeptical About E-Cigarette Claims, According ...
Huffington Post - May 20, 2014

The FDA proposed rules in April to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products, ... with the FDA, banning sales to minors and putting health warnings on the labels.

Zippo Sues Lorillard's E-Cigarette Subsidiary For Trademark ...
NorthcentralPa.com - May 20, 2014

Zippo Manufacturing Company maker of the iconic Zippo lighter and its subsidiary ZippMark, Inc. (collectively "Zippo" or the "Company"), announced today that they have sued LOEC, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of...

E-Cigarettes 60 Percent More Effective In Helping People Quit Smoking
Headlines & Global News - May 20, 2014

People who resorted to e-cigarettes were 60 percent more successful in quitting smoking than those who tried kicking the habit through nicotine replacement therapies or willpower alone.
The findings were the result of a survey conducted by University College London researchers on 6,000 smokers who wanted to quit smoking.

Will e-cigarette be prescribed by NHS as anti-smoking drug?
Northern Voices Online - May 20, 2014

Merely last week Michigan in United States tried to impose partial ban on indoor ... The survey questioned as many as 5,863 people who tried to quit smoking ...

Therapy Or Menace?
National Review Online - May 20, 2014

The NHS should consider prescribing electronic cigarettes after a major study found that those using the devices were 60 per cent more likely to quit than those ...

Dr. Lauren Dutra, UC, San Francisco - E-Cigs and Real Cigs
WAMC - May 20, 2014

Along with my colleague Dr. Stanton Glantz, I authored a study examining the correlation between electronic cigarettes use and conventional cigarette use among US adolescents.

Study indicates e-cigarettes can pose same or even higher risk as ...
Buffalo News - May 20, 2014

E-cigarettes may expose users to higher levels of toxic chemicals than tobacco smoke, a new Roswell Park Cancer Institute study found. The study, published online by Nicotine and Tobacco Research, found that an e-cigarette operated at lower voltage generated only traces of some toxic chemicals. But as the voltage increased, the levels of toxic chemicals significantly increased, too.

Should e-cigarettes be permitted at work? The case against
The Lawyer - May 20, 2014

While I acknowledge and recognise that e-cigarettes shouldn't fall into the same category of unlawful controlled substances that heroin does, when considering ...

Should e-cigarettes be permitted at work? The case for
The Lawyer - May 20, 2014

Don't eat sweets in the office; you'll get fat. Don't drink that fizzy drink in the office; it will rot your teeth. Don't eat so noisily; it's really annoying. Burgers? Honestly...

Vapers' dreams go up in smoke in AV
Victorville Daily Press - May 20, 2014

The Apple Valley Town Council last week unanimously approved an ordinance that officially amended a ban on smoking tobacco products at Town-operated facilities to include electronic cigarettes/vaping.

San Diego Co. could approve e-cig ban
10News - May 20, 2014

If it passes, the use of electronic cigarettes and similar devices will be banned in county buildings and parks, and public buildings in unincorporated areas

Legislative Wrap-Up
Cape Gazette - May 20, 2014

A bill that defines e-cigarettes as a tobacco substitute and prohibits the selling of those substitutes to minors awaits the governor's signature after clearing the ...

Vapor cigarettes touted as way to kick tobacco, but regulation looms
Columbia Missourian - May 20, 2014

Last week, the Missouri legislature sent a bill to Gov. Jay Nixon that would prevent minors from buying electronic cigarettes. In April, the Food and Drug Administration stepped into the ring by proposing strict regulation of e-cigarettes.

OPS Fine-Tunes Policies [VIDEO]
WOWT - May 20, 2014

Changes are in store for students in the Omaha Public School District next school year. The school board approved policy revisions at their meeting Monday night. One change involves e-cigarettes. They've been growing in popularity, so across the metro schools are trying to take steps to stop it from reaching their students.

What's Your Reaction to the E-Cigarette Tax Bill? [POLL]
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - May 20, 2014

Most NJ residents that were against an e-cigarette tax couldn't have expected it to be THIS bad. According to Kevin McArdle's report, a 75 percent tax will be ...

Tax on e-cigarettes clears NJ Senate panel
NorthJersey.com - May 20, 2014

A New Jersey Senate panel has approved a bill that would tax electronic cigarettes and raise the tax on tobacco products. But the New Jersey Gasoline, Convenience Store and Automotive Association says retailers have begun to rely on e-cigarettes to replace revenue lost from ...

Full NC House considering omnibus tax bill
BlueRidgeNow.com - May 20, 2014

... a measure that in part tweaks the tax overhaul approved last year, caps municipal business privilege taxes and places an excise tax on electronic cigarettes.

Moorhead leaders discuss licensing e-cigarette vendors, abolishing lengthy tobacco sampling
INFORUM May, 20, 2014

MOORHEAD Hoping to curb sales to minors, the city could soon require e-cigarette vendors to be licensed and subjected to compliance checks like traditional tobacco sellers.

Moorhead Considers Adding E-Cigarettes to Tobacco Ordinance
Valley News Live - May 20, 2014

Moorhead city leaders are concerned about e-cigarettes, their impact on local youth, and the way they're marketed. With no specific regulations in place, there is now talk of adding an amendment to the existing tobacco ordinance. The amendment would require businesses to have a tobacco license to sell them. Businesses would have to refrain from certain wording and from advertising them in certain locations, like malls and hospitals to name a few

E-cigarette vendors voice prohibition concerns to Bradley Co. commissioners
WRCB-TV - May 20, 2014

Last week, County Commissioner Charlotte Peak-Jones announced plans to consider banning the use of e-cigarettes in county government buildings.

Abilene ISD board approves major renovations at two campuses
KTXS - May 20, 2014

Significant renovations are on the way to two well-known Abilene Independent School District campuses. The Abilene ISD student code of conduct was also addressed Monday night to prohibit items such as electronic cigarettes

More young children getting their hands on vaping devices for ...
KHOU - May 20, 2014

But the Washington Poison Center has uncovered a trend that shows kids under the age of 6 are getting their hands on vaping devices. Justin Wilcox is an avid ...

Vaping bar ordinance gets postponed
WSAU - May 20, 2014

Stevens Point leaders are struggling with how to regulate vaping bars. Over the past several weeks, the Public Protection Committee and now the City Council have discussed this issue. They are undecided on what to do with this new type of business model that offers a place where people can buy the legal e-cigarettes and vaping devices and use them on site as well. A proposed ordinance to allow vaping bars as a conditional use in business districts only would apply to places with at least 25% of their floor space dedicated to the vaping bar. The businesses would be licensed and would be subject to health department inspections.

Pasco City Council Bans Smoking Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes Near Outdoor Public Areas
KULR-TV - May 19, 2014

PASCO, WA - Pasco's City council is clearing the air and clearing up any confusion about e-cigarettes. At their Monday meeting, the city council unanimously approved an ordinance banning smoking at or near outdoor public areas such as shelters, playgrounds or pools. The ordinance also banned e-cigarettes wherever regular cigarettes are prohibited...

Minnesota Legislation Pushing E-Cigarette Shops to SD [VIDEO]
KELOLAND TV - May 19, 2014

It was a trip to an e-cigarette shop in Minneapolis that led Matt Tlougan to enter the business himself. After vaping for the first time, he started smoking less, and ...

Waseca County Proposes Expansion Of Tobacco Policy [VIDEO]
KEYC - May 19, 2014

WASECA, Minn. - Ecigarettes have reopened the debate about indoor smoking in Minnesota. But that's just one issue Waseca County is looking at as they reevaluate their smoking ordinance. Smoking in government buildings is prohibited, but outside of those structures its still legal. Now Waseca County is looking to amend that policy to include land and property owned by the County.

E-cigs attacked in legislative bills to ban from minors
bestofneworleans.com - May 19, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are steps away from being prohibited to minors in Louisiana. The currently unregulated industry of e-cigs was targeted by the state ...

Decatur City School Board approves employee cuts and policy changes
WAAY - May 19, 2014

DECATUR, Ala. Another policy change includes banning electronic cigarettes on any school campus. The new policy changes take effect next school year.

Vaporin Deploys Its First E-Cig Vending Machines
Wall Street Journal - May 19, 2014

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - May 19, 2014) - Vaporin, Inc. (OTCQB: VAPO), a distributor and marketer of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, e-liquids and e-hookah products, today announced the deployment of its first electronic cigarette ("E-Cigarette") vending machines. In March, Vaporin signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Seaga Manufacturing, Inc. for the marketing and sale of goods for the Company's E-Cigarettes through a unique, innovative vending solution. The Vapestation will be rolled out globally through locations that attract consumers over the age of 18. Initially being rolled out in South Florida, Las Vegas, Illinois, Canada and the UK, the deployment of these vending machines are expected to increase Vaporin's revenue base.

Vaping Goes (Digitally) Social
The Inquisitr - May 19, 2014

Smoking has always been a social activity, whether it involves a group of smokers huddled outside an office building entrance, a languid evening in a hookah lounge, or the gathering of vapers at one of the new vape lounges. While traditional cigarettes exit stage left, clouded in a smoky controversy of health and beauty worries, its time for e-cigarettes to take over. Theres a lot of misinformation out there about vaping, but going to reputable forums and social media pages can help you clear the air

Leaning left?
Victorville Daily Press - May 19, 2014

And then theres the latest venture into government intrusion into peoples lives by the council. That, of course, is the banning of electronic smoking from the Towns parks and recreational facilities. Wed like to see the council offer at least a modicum of proof that theres any physical threat to anyone attached to such consumption, instead of pandering to what were told are a tiny minority of town residents, who say the public display of such behavior offends them. Naturally the add, without a smidgen of proof (where have we heard that word before?) that whats called vaping is dangerous to ones health.

Florida Atlantic University to go tobacco free in 2015 [VIDEO]
WPEC - May 19, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla.-- Florida Atlantic University will soon be going tobacco free on campus. Starting in 2015--everyone who steps foot on FAU's campus won't be able to smoke or use any tobacco products that includes e cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and cigars. ...

WHAT OTHERS SAY: E-cigs aren't cigarettes and need their own regulations
Columbia Missourian - May 19, 2014

... a nationwide ban on sales to minors and an FDA review and approval process ... found e-cigs to be as or slightly more effective than other smoking cessation ...

Raising Bars: Legal age to smoke pushed to 21
NDTV - May 19, 2014

It's the latest of New York's efforts to reduce smoking in the city, which has already banned cigarettes and e-cigarettes in restaurants and bars, in parks or ...

E-cigarette regulation inching closer
Grand Forks Herald - May 19, 2014

MOORHEAD - Aaron Templin tried quitting smoking multiple times but his efforts always fizzled ... to smoking, she said. One published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that e-cigarettes ... or those considering e-cigarettes to do the same. She stressed that multiple proven smoking cessation ...

Bradley County eyes crackdown on vaping, e-cigarettes
Chattanooga Times Free Press - May 19, 2014

CLEVELAND, Tenn. The Bradley County Commission is preparing to consider imposing restrictions on the smoking of e-cigarettes on county properties where tobacco use now is prohibited.

E-Cigarettes Are Not An Healthy Alternative To Smoking!
YottaFire - May 19, 2014

The increase in demand for e-cigarettes has raised concerns among the scientific community, regarding their safety. The vapours from this form of cigarette ...

Fewer Smokers Believe E-Cigarettes Are a Safer Alternative to Cigarettes
3BL Media (press release) - May 19, 2014

E-cigarettes are gaining mainstream attention as a competitor to traditional cigarettes. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wanted to examine changes in e-cigarette awareness, how harmful people believe them to be, and if those attitudes have any connection to smoking cessation attempts. They found that while awareness of e-cigarettes has increased significantly, smokers are less inclined to consider them safer than cigarettes. Also, investigators discovered that awareness did not show evidence of promoting smoking cessation. Their findings are published in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

New Study Shows E-Cigarettes Threaten Public Health, Says ...
PR.com (press release) - May 19, 2014

Even if using e-cigarettes was less hazardous than smoking conventional cigarettes, they could still be a major public health hazard by permitting users to continue smoking despite workplace smoking bans, by encouraging kids to become addicted to nicotine by using these "candy cigarettes on steroids," causing increased indoor air pollution, and possibly indirectly promoting the smoking of conventional cigarette with "aggressive marketing messages similar to those used to promote cigarettes in the 1950s and 1960s," says a major new study from scientists as UCSF.

Can health insurers raise rates on e-cigarette users?
PBS NewsHour - May 19, 2014

So are e-cigarettes tobacco products? ... that people will quit smoking, in contrast to advertising claims that firing up an e-cig will help people kick the habit

Mistic Electronic Cigarettes Makes Indy 500 Debut as Co-Primary ...
Yahoo Finance UK - May 19, 2014

Mistic, maker of high quality, value-priced electronic cigarettes and vapor products, is making its Indianapolis 500 debut as co-primary sponsor of KVSH ...

Cigs and E-Cigs Help Bacteria Become Drug Resistant
Nature World News - May 19, 2014

Cigarette smoke and even electronic cigarette "vapor" may be contributing to an increased rate of antibiotic resistance among microbes, a new study suggests. However, new research has found evidence that smoking and even electronic cigarette use may be encouraging potentially harmful microbes to develop AMR as well.

Here's Why Bacteria Like E-Cigs
TIME - May 19, 2014

The vapor from e-cigarettes is supposed to be safer than cigarette smoke, but not when it comes to fighting bacteria

Lawmakers consider regulations on e-cigs
Legislative Gazette - May 19, 2014

In lieu of proposed regulations from the federal Food and Drug Administration on electronic cigarettes, state lawmakers are considering several pieces of legislation that would regulate or even ban the use and sale of the popular new method of nicotine delivery.

Study of third hand nicotine from e-cigarette exposure wins top NIH ...
WebWire (press release) - May 18, 2014

An exploration of third hand nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes was given the top Addiction Science Award at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)the worlds largest science competition for high school students. The awards are coordinated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Friends of NIDA, a coalition that supports NIDAs mission. The Intel ISEF Addiction Science Awards were presented at a ceremony Thursday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

E-Cigarettes: Questions Remain for Lorillard, Altria, and Reynolds
Motley Fool - May 18, 2014

"The challenge for e-cigs, which we believe is the preferred consumer format, is to put -- close the performance gap relative to vaporizers," said Lorillard CEO ...

E-Cigarettes, Now Booming in Popularity with Erie High Schoolers [VIDEO]
ErieTVNews - May 18, 2014

The product doesn't fall under the Tobacco Act, and without specific laws to address e-cigs in Pennsylvania, private vendors aren't required to ID minors.

Tobacco banned in Saluda city buildings, vehicles and parks
Tryon Daily Bulletin - May 18, 2014

Smoking and e-cigarettes are now banned from city-owned buildings, vehicles and parks in Saluda. The Saluda Board of Commissioners met Monday, May 12 and approved the final version of an ordinance to ban tobacco products. The ordinance does not include city sidewalks, but does include McCreery Park and its pavilion and Spring Park downtown.

With few regulations, e-cigs grow in popularity throughout area
In-Forum - May 17, 2014

Nicotine patches or gum never appealed to him as the path to cessation. Then, at a friend's suggestion, he tried one of the much-in-vogue electronic cigarettes, ...

Fieldsboro bans smoking in parks ($$)
Burlington County Times - May 17, 2014

The Borough Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a smoke-free ordinance for the towns parks and recreational fields. The mayor said the ban includes electronic cigarettes as well. Hansell said there was a recent incident where someone was smoking a bong in the playground.

Schools revising policies to address e-cigarettes
Grand Island Independent - May 17, 2014

But sometimes those policies have a hard time keeping up with changing technology, with electronic cigarettes, commonly called e-cigarettes, being the latest case in point. Another name for the device is a vapor product.

Minneapolis may ban smoking, e-cigs in all parks
KARE - May 17, 2014

The city of Minneapolis is considering a smoking ban in all city parks, including e-cigarettes.

2014 Minnesota legislative action roundup
In-Forum - May 17, 2014

Electronic cigarettes: Provisions to limit the sale of e-cigarettes to youths passed, along with prohibitions from smoking them in government buildings, hospitals ...

Legislature backs ban on electronic cigarette sales to Louisiana ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - May 16, 2014

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — The Legislature has agreed electronic cigarettes shouldn't be sold to anyone under the age of 18 in Louisiana. With a 34-0 vote ...

Roswell Park research: E-cigarettes produce toxic vapor
Business First of Buffalo - May 16, 2014

High-voltage e-cigarettes may be far more dangerous than previously believed, according to new research led by staff at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Study of third hand nicotine from e-cigarette exposure wins top NIH ...
National Institutes of Health (press release) - May 16, 2014

An exploration of third hand nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes was given the top Addiction Science Award at the 2014 Intel International Science and ...

A Reader Asks: Will Using Electronic Cigarettes Affect My Insurance ...
Kaiser Health News - May 16, 2014

This is part of Kaiser Health News' Daily Report - a summary of health policy coverage from more than 300 news organizations. The full summary of the day's ...

Whoopi Goldberg's Secret Addiction Revealed on THE DR. OZ SHOW
Broadway World - May 16, 2014

On Dr. Oz urging her to quit smoking, Whoopi shares: "People need E-cigarettes, stop harassing them. If you want people to stop, you have to let them stop ...

The Smoking Truth about electronic cigarettes
The Establishment Post - May 16, 2014

The ongoing debate rages on with governments, medical experts and health practitioners weighing in on the use of electronic cigarettes. Entirely safe or not, smokers and/or non-smokers make a conscious decision to purchase them, but choosing to do so not

A festival essential you can rely on
Britpopnews - May 16, 2014

Until you realise you can't smoke in the arena and the £25 you spent on ... They are not affected by the UK smoking ban as they do not contain tobacco.

Senate Committee Holds First-Ever Hearing on E-Cigarettes
KMBZ - May 16, 2014

... the FDA hopes to pass federal regulation banning e-cigarette sales to minors. ... according to Tim McAfee, CDC Director of the Office of Smoking and Health. ... are folding the cigarettes into clean air policies and enacting bans on e-cigarette ...

Confessions of an E-Cig Salesman
New America Media - May 16, 2014

Above: Joshua Jimenez, 20, began smoking tobacco cigarettes when he was .... New York City is the most recent city to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places. And we may see bans on advertising, or on sales to minors in the near future.

blu eCigs to make travel retail debut at WHSmith stores in UK airports
MoodieReport - May 16, 2014

US electronic cigarettes brand blu eCigs will be available in the UK travel retail and domestic markets from the end of June. The new blu eCigs range will be ...

High-voltage e-cigarettes may expose users to increased levels of ...
News-Medical.net - May 16, 2014

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices in which heat is applied to a liquid solution (e-liquid) filled with nicotine, flavors and other chemicals. The user then ..

Vapor Shack Joins the e Cigarette Debate
Newswire (press release)-by Sherrie Chastain - May 16, 2014

e Cigarettes are like any other consumable product, the quality of the ingredients has everything to do with the end product. Much of the press on e Cigarettes ...

Editorial: E-cigarettes are about addiction, not 'choice'
Traverse City Record Eagle - May 16, 2014

Right up until widespread bans went into effect, it was still about choice for those who smoked but ... Many restaurant and bar owners began to ban smoking.

West Michigan school officials react to lawmakers efforts to ban sale ...
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com - May 16, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - West Michigan school officials are encouraged that the Michigan Legislature is taking steps to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes, ...

Minneapolis poised to ban cigarettes — and e-cigarettes ...
MinnPost.com - May 16, 2014

“I think people are comfortable with banning smoking throughout the parks,” said Park ... Smoking is also banned within 50 feet of bleachers and youth athletic fields. ... Of those, half are given a high score for smoking bans including Golden ...

E-cigarettes in need of regulation
Schenectady Gazette - May 16, 2014

E-cigarettes were designed to deliver the nicotine that smokers crave, through a ... there's the problem of TV advertising, which is banned for regular cigarettes. ... since the first public indoor smoking ban was adopted by New York City in 1993.

Why inhale a cloud of vapor?
Albany Times Union - May 16, 2014

In his defense of the harmlessness and efficacy of e-cigarettes, Dr. Gilbert Ross in his letter (“E-cigarette restraints can kill,” May 12) unfortunately conflates two ...

Letter: E-cigs are creating new addicts
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - May 16, 2014

I applaud the Food and Drug Administration's proposal to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18. The main rationale for these devices is that they ...

NEWS9 Special Assignment: E-Cig Safety
WTOV Steubenville - May 16, 2014

Georges said he has quite a few patients who are using e-cigs to try to quit alto

Can we get married at Metro Bank Park? Or smoke our e-cigs there ...
Penn Live - May 16, 2014

View full sizeElectronic cigarettes (or e-cigs) on display at a Chicago store last month. ... A: "Our fans who are using e-cigarettes can do so but must do so in the ...

Local Reaction to Proposed FDA E-cig Regulation
KAGS News - May 16, 2014

"I've been smoking cigarettes for about five years and like I just use it to basically ... e-cig manufacturers to report what's in their product and ban sales to minors.

Look before you leap on e-cigarettes
BurlingtonFreePress.com - May 16, 2014

Store manager Jessica Tyron holds her e-cigarette while waiting for a customer at Sweet Creek Vapors in East Ridge, Tenn. on May 9. (Photo: Chattanooga ...

Bill imposing rules on e-cigs sent to Gov. Dayton
WKBT La Crosse - May 16, 2014

The bill imposes restrictions and penalties meant to keep minors from buying or using e-cigarettes. They couldn't be sold at kiosks and nicotine liquids would ...

NC debates e-cigarette tax favored by tobacco industry
News & Observer - May 15, 2014

That's where a Charlotte lawmaker, backed by health advocates, hopes to slow the measure that defines e-cigarettes as a “vapor” product, not a tobacco product ...

The truth about e-cigarettes
KHAS-TV - May 15, 2014

It's the latest craze. And, a new way for smokers to fight their craving. Electronic cigarettes. But, a new study is suggesting e-cigarettes are more harmful than ...

The FDA Says E-Cigarettes Are Less Harmful Than Smoking
Motherboard - May 15, 2014

“If we could get all of those people [who smoke] to completely switch all of their ... Richard Burr (R-NC) said that it's far too early to ban e-cigarettes, and it's ...

State tax officials cast greedy looks at electronic cigarettes
Washington Examiner - May 15, 2014

Exacerbating this trend is the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes, which offer smokers a tobacco-free alternative to cigarettes. State legislators are eager ...

Plans for e-cigarette ban still up in the air
UpNorthLive.com - May 15, 2014

Parks and Recreation Commissioners expressed thoughts and concerns over a proposed ban of e-cigarettes in the Grand Traverse County Civic Center.

Council balks at ban on e-cigs in public
La Crosse Tribune - May 15, 2014

... of the year three states and more than 100 municipalities had banned their use in smokefree environments, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

San Mateo County Community College District bans e-cigarettes ...
San Mateo Daily Journal - May 15, 2014

By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the district Board of Trustees moved to ban e-cigarettes ... Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet from any district or college doorway, ... Recently, South San Francisco banned the use of e-cigarettes in city spaces ...

E-cigs could get students expelled
Thousand Oaks Acorn - May 15, 2014

BANNED- Following a board vote last week, it is now against district rules for BANNED—Following a board vote last week, it is now against district rules ...

The latest drug craze
Times-Herald - May 15, 2014

The latest example of that is electronic cigarettes. First, a quick background on e-cigs, as they are commonly known. Many look just like regular cigarettes.

Canton council holds off on e-cigarette decision
Canton Daily Ledger - May 15, 2014

The Canton City Council chose to hold off on deciding whether or not to prohibit e-cigarettes in public places at its Clerical Committees meeting Tuesday, as any ...

Ban of e-cigarette sale to minors to become law in Louisiana ...
The Times-Picayune-by Emily Lane - May 15, 2014

Both the Louisiana Legislature chambers passed legislation to ban sale of alternative ... effects traditional cigarettes, can be used as a method to quit smoking.

Mentally Ill Are Far More Likely to Use E-cigarettes
PsychCentral.com - May 15, 2014

“Since the safety of e-cigarettes is still unknown, their use by nonsmokers could ... compared with 13.4 percent of non-smokers; 14.8 percent of individuals with ...

Vapor Corp. Analyst Report: Pure Play E-cigarette Company with Exposure to Marijuana Poised for Long Term Growth
PR Newswire - May 15, 2014

M&A activity over the past several years by the big tobacco companies leave Vapor Corp the only publicly traded pure-play investment in this space. Using recent transactions and revenue growth trends, VPCO should be up 36% over the next year.

A Major Problem With E-Cigarettes: They May Be Encouraging People To Take Up The Real Thing
Business Insider - May 15, 2014

Chapman says. “The early data on e-cigarettes show them to be as good as, or marginally better than nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in helping smokers to stop. Which is sad to say that so far, they are about as unsuccessful as NRT for the great majori

The E-Cigarette Boom Is Over
Business Insider - May 15, 2014

Citi updated its view of the e-cig market to reflect this and other changes. Their conclusion: E-cigarettes have now reached, at best, a temporary plateau in expanding. The most immediate issue is that they have worked their way through all possible early

Life insurers treat e-cigs just like other cigarettes
LifeHealthPro - May 15, 2014

A lot of smoke is blown in the running battle over electronic cigarettes. Companies selling e-cigs are promoting them as quitting aides or less harmful alternatives ...

Fewer smokers believe e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to cigarettes
Science Codex - May 15, 2014

This small number means that e-cigarettes may not yet be a threat to tobacco ... e-cigarettes are a viable alternative for harm reduction and whether smokers are ...

E-cigarette awareness goes up, as (apparently) so does skepticism
Science Codex - May 15, 2014

The city of Philadelphia just recently banned the use of e-cigarettes in public ... to e-cigarette information, their beliefs about using e-cigarettes to quit smoking, ...

HEALTH LINE: Kicking Habit? E-Cigarettes Have Risks, Too
University of Cincinnati - May 15, 2014

"The big picture is that most tobacco smokers who try the e-cigarette find that they ... Proposed restrictions would include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to ...

Pallone Calls on Pharmacies to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
PolitickerNJ - May 15, 2014

“Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States,” said ... and marketing of Electronic Cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes.

E-cigarette controls enacted by Glen Cove
(Long Island, NY) Newsday - May 15, 2014

Glen Cove has enacted new restrictions on electronic cigarettes, adding the nicotine product to its regulations on tobacco and barring their sale to anyone under 19. ...also added e-cigarettes to a prohibition on advertising tobacco products within 1,000...

NC to consider new e-cigarette tax
WWAY NewsChannel 3 - May 15, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- The Republican-dominated North Carolina General Assembly will consider a new tax on electronic cigarettes. A panel that studies tax ...

Do you use e-cigarettes?
In-Forum - May 15, 2014

FARGO - Electronic cigarettes have become popular, and some have turned to them ... We're writing about the popularity of e-cigarettes, but also the concerns ...

Radnor School Board committee takes step toward banning e ...
Main Line - May 15, 2014

The only difference for e-cigarettes is that no fines are involved for students, which is not the case with cigarettes, which could get a kid referred to juvenile court.

Lawmakers push e-cigarette regulation as business grows
Providence Eyewitness News - May 14, 2014

Now, smoke-free, Tripoli co-owns Sunshine Vape, an e-cigarette or “vaping” shop in Warwick. “It doesn't heat up any hotter than your body temperature, so it's ...

Georgetown loosens e-cigarette law
Austin Business Journal (blog) - May 15, 2014

In April, the Georgetown City Council passed a resolution that prohibited the smoking of e-cigarettes in public places, banned minors from entering e-cigarette ...

CUPHD working for healthy communities
Daily Herald - May 15, 2014

An e-cigarette community awareness campaign will provide education on e-cigarettes to various organizations throughout the health district, including school ...

Shop owner pleads his case and Georgetown amends e-cigarette ...
Austin American-Statesman - May 14, 2014

Customers can get a chocolate bacon flavored electronic cigarette at Allin Still's store in Georgetown, or any other combination of 400 cake and candy flavorings.

Editorial: Make smoking bans apply to e-cigarettes
Times Herald-Record - May 14, 2014

... the Senate and Assembly also need to keep in mind the many factors that went into the bans that have made most of the public areas in the state smoke free.

Mayor Brede would like ban on e-cigarettes
KIMT - May 14, 2014

The electronic devices give the person smoking nicotine but also emits a vapor. ... Minnesota Clean Air Act, which would basically ban the use in public places.

Senate Democrats To Hold Hearing Against E-Cigarettes
Daily Caller - May 14, 2014

Julie Woessner, the president of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA), told The Daily Caller News Foundation that she is ...

E-Cig Users Push Back, Schools Ban Vaporizers
Fox17 - May 14, 2014

Woessner is the president of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke Free Alternatives Association. The organization is made up of a group of people working to ...

Crime Watch: Reader is horrified by the dangers of e-cigarettes
MiamiHerald.com - May 14, 2014

One of my readers forwarded this information to me regarding e-cigarettes, since she was dealing with her own kids. Much has been said and there are lots of ...

5 Important Lessons From The Biggest E-Cigarette Study
Huffington Post - May 14, 2014

Those colorfully lit e-cigarettes are giving off way more than just "harmless water vapor," according to a comprehensive new study review by UC San Francisco's Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. Users could also be inhaling and exhaling low levels of chemicals such as formaldehyde, propylene glycol and acetaldehyde (to name a few), and this secondhand vapor could be a potentially toxic source of indoor air pollution.

Life Insurers Treat E-Cigs Just Like Other Cigarettes
Businessweek - May 14, 2014

Companies selling e-cigs are promoting them as quitting aides or less harmful alternatives to burning tobacco. Public health advocates urging tighter restrictions ...

New FDA E-cigarette Regulations: Killing an Industry, Killing Smokers
The American - May 14, 2014

If the FDA's proposed regulations go into force, the likely outcome is a severe reduction in consumer choice, and thus fewer smokers quitting and more dying needlessly.

E-cigarettes are not actually a healthy smoking alternative
SheKnows.com - May 14, 2014

Others are turning to e-cigarettes as a way to cut down. But according to a new report by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, the devices ...

New NJOY Products Will 'Bring Vape National': Herzog
CSPnet.com - May 14, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In a move thatone top tobacco analyst believes will bring a higher, more mainstream profile to vaping and accelerate its velocity onto the national stage, electronic cigarette maker NJOY has announced that it is refreshing and expanding its product line by introducing a rechargeable line of e-cigarettes and a "high-vapor" product or vapor-tank-mod (VTM), said Bonnie Herzog, managing director of beverage, tobacco and convenience store research for Wells Fargo Securities LLC, New York. The company also plans to introduce a new-and-improved disposable NJOY King. The complete product line refresh also "could help NJOY stem its recent share losses," Herzog said...

Ardrey reappointed as Janesville School Board president
Janesville Gazette - May 14, 2014

The board allowed the district's proposed e-cigarette ban to make it to the board's ... E-cigarettes would be banned in all district buildings, grounds and vehicles. ... We don't condone the use of any smoking materials, Janesville School District ...

Pasco City Council to vote on e-cigarette use
Bellingham Herald - May 14, 2014

The Pasco City Council is planning to vote on banning the use of electronic cigarettes in the same places where tobacco cigarettes are banned. E-cigarettes turn ...

Radnor School Board committee takes step toward banning e ...
Main Line - May 14, 2014

The policy committee Tuesday agreed to ban the use of electronic smoking devices ... be banned from school property given the effects of second hand smoke.

North Carolina To Consider New E-Cigarette Tax
CBS Local - May 14, 2014

Powers said because the federal government has already classified e-cigarettes as a tobacco product, the company asked legislators to create the tax to ensure ...

Reynolds American suggests state tax rate for e-cigarettes
Greensboro News & Record - May 14, 2014

David Powers, a company vice president, offered Reynolds tax proposal to the Revenue Laws oversight committee Tuesday. The committee, co-chaired by Rep. Julia Howard, R-Davie, approved passing along the recommendation to the General Assembly for the short session that begins today. The proposal is a 5 cent-per-milliliter tax to the nicotine mixture used in e-cigarettes. E-cigarette users already pay sales taxes on the device and the nicotine mixture used in it.

Glen Cove City Council votes to ban sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 19
News 12 Long Island - May 14, 2014

GLEN COVE - The City of Glen Cove has passed a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. In a unanimous vote, the Glen Cove City Council passed an amendment to an existing law, making it illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to anyone under 19. The change would also restrict the advertising of e-cigarette products within 1,000 feet of a school, day care or youth center. Any advertisement would not be allowed on the exterior and even the interior of a business if the sign is seen from the outside...

Toughest E-Cig Restrictions Won't Advance
KAALtv.com - May 14, 2014

(AP) - An attempt to treat electronic cigarettes like regular smokes has stalled in the Minnesota Legislature. A House-Senate conference committee on Tuesday ...

Compromise at Capitol on e-cigarette regulations
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews - May 14, 2014

Minnesota lawmakers divided over how strictly to regulate electronic cigarettes settled on a bill that would keep them out of government buildings and schools but allow them in bars and restaurants. MPR News reports the compromise measure that emerged from a House-Senate conference committee Tuesday does not subject e-cigarettes to the same law that applies to tobacco, as the Senate bill would have.

Editorial: E-cigs aren't cigarettes, and need their own regulations
The Detroit News - May 14, 2014

Unnecessary restrictions on e-cigs will likely lead smokers to maintain their ... nicotine is unsuitable for children, and rules should be put in place to restrict use ...

Michigan lawmakers mull semi-ban on indoor e-cigarette use
Tech Times - May 14, 2014

Michigan state lawmakers are working on a new e-cigarette ban proposal which would limit use in some indoor public areas but not ban the controversial smoking device completely as other municipalities, such as Chicago, have.

Ban on Minors Buying E-Cigs Passes Final Hurdle in Del. Legislature [VIDEO]
WBOC TV 16 - May 14, 2014

Delaware is a signature from the governor away from banning minors from buying e-cigarettes. ... Delaware lawmakers have also been discussing a bill to add e-cigs to Delaware's Clean Indoor Air Act. It's a move that would mean no using e-cigs in places like bars and restaurants. ...

Vape Fair is coming to Tucson
Explorer News - May 14, 2014

The Tucson Vape Fair is an international trade event which will bring together direct manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers geared towards the alternative vaping industry all under one roof. Exhibitors will display the largest selection of newly designed vapes, e-cigs, e-hookahs, e-liquids and many other products and accessories offered at the lowest wholesale prices on the market. One of the highlights of the show will be the Vape-Off: Americas largest e-liquid competition, organized by top industry bloggers who have committed themselves to the alternative vaping lifestyle….

Poll results: Say 'no' to banning e-cigarettes in public places in Orange Beach
al.com (blog) - May 13, 2014

By a nearly 2-to-1 margin, AL.com readers are opposed to a proposal by the Orange Beach City Council to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in public places. Out of 480 votes on an AL.com readers' poll, 308 -- or 64.17 percent -- were against the city modifying its existing smoking ordinance to include "alternative smoking devices," such as hookahs, e-cigarettes or any other electronic device that typically uses a battery and a heating element to produce a vapor of nicotine with other chemicals and flavorings.

Aliso Viejo won't regulate smoking lounges for now ($$)
OCRegister - May 13, 2014

ALISO VIEJO The city will not impose restrictions on where smoking or electronic-cigarette lounges may be located after proposed changes to city law were not ...

eCigs added to village code
Morton Times-News - May 13, 2014

The Morton Village Board approved an update to the Morton Municipal Code May 5 that makes the selling of electronic cigarettes to minors illegal in the village.

Senator Hannon Holds Hearing on E-Cigarettes and Liquid Nicotine
Long Island Exchange - May 13, 2014

At a New York State Senate Health Committee hearing held today by Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau), several health professionals spoke about the dangers of the increased public use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and liquid nicotine. The hearing focused on...

FDA's caution wise move on e-cigarettes
News Sentinel - May 13, 2014

Coming in a rainbow of colors and tempting flavors, e-cigarettes are bursting onto the ... controls the advertising and sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products. ... a host of other smoking products, including the electronic cigarette market.

NEwhere Premium Vapor Products Finalizes An Agreement To Provide Up To $4.7 Million To Finance Its Growth
IT News Online - May 13, 2014

LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- NEwhere Premium Vapor Products, a marketer and distributor of E-Cigarettes, E-Hookahs, E-Liquids ...

UCSF E-Cigarette Study Shows Devices' Questionable Benefits [VIDEO]
CBS Local - May 13, 2014

Scientists analyzed 84 research studies on e-cigarettesbattery-operated devices that vaporize a nicotine solution. They have been sold in the U.S. since the ...

UCSF: E-cigarettes expose people to more than harmless vapor, should be regulated
Science Codex - May 13, 2014

In a major scientific review of research on e-cigarettes, UC San Francisco scientists found that industry claims about the devices are unsupported by the evidence to date, including claims that e-cigarettes help smokers quit. The review marks the first comprehensive assessment of peer-reviewed published research into the relatively new phenomenon of electronic cigarettes.

The Weird Link Between E-Cigarettes and Mental Health Disorders
TIME - May 13, 2014

A new study finds elevated rates of depression, anxiety and other mental disorders among users of e-cigarettes. A new study has found that people suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental disorders are more than twice as likely to spark up an e-cigarette and three times as likely to vape regularly than those without a history of mental issues.

Victory Electronic Cigarettes (ECIG) Files to Sell $149.5M Common ...
StreetInsider.com (subscription) - May 13, 2014

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation (OTCBB: ECIG)(Nasdaq: ECIG) filed a registration with the U.S. SEC to sell, from time to time, up to $149.5 million ...

SFATA Executive director to Speak at the Vape Affiliates Conference on June 5-6, 2014 in Los Angeles
WebWire (press release) - May 13, 2014

Cynthia Cabrera, Executive Director at SFATA, will discuss the recently released deeming regulations, the short and long term impact on the electronic cigarette industry and affiliates marketing. The Vape Affiliates event is the only event of its kind in the business, discussing affiliate marketing and other marketing strategy specifically for the segment....

Del. lawmakers eye e-cigarettes
WDEL 1150AM - May 13, 2014

The state Senate is set to vote on final legislative approval of a bill outlawing the sale of electronic cigarettes in Delaware to minors.

Mo. lawmakers pass e-cigarette regulations
Southeast Missourian - May 13, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation barring people younger than 18 from buying electronic cigarettes. Opponents say it doesn't go far enough because it exempts e-cigarettes from some restrictions on tobacco sales and advertising. Under the bill, e-cigarettes would not be subject to Missouri's tobacco tax.

Another school board Elkhorn plans to ban e-cigarettes
Omaha World-Herald - May 13, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are getting no more love in the Elkhorn Public Schools than they are in several other metropolitan area school districts. The school board on ...

NY lawmakers hear feedback on e-cigarette ban proposal; Senate ...
Tech Times - May 13, 2014

Testimony Monday on whether e-cigarettes should be banned in indoor places in New York included feedback from both sides: those who think it's healthy and those who don't think it should be allowed and consider the electronic cigarette as unhealthy as its tobacco brethren...

Lawmakers back tax on e-cigarettes
WRAL.com - May 13, 2014

Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina lawmakers this summer will debate a proposal to add an excise tax to the liquid used in vapor, or electronic, cigarettes.

Lakewood considers regulating electronic cigarette sales to minors
Sun News - May 13, 2014

The city is considering legislation restricting the sales of electronic cigarettes to minors. A separate discussion will take place later as to whether the city should ban the indoor use of e-cigarettes in public places.

Our View: Snuff out e-cigarettes for youths
The Sentinel - May 13, 2014

Last October, physicians at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Medical Society handed down what remains a commonsense caution on the potential dangers of electronic cigarettes, saying they mimic smoking tobacco cigarettes and deliver nicotine to the body; theyre addictive and much of the marketing seems geared to younger individuals. Enough said. Time now for sufficient pressure on the state Legislature to put strict controls keeping the e-cigs out of youths hands. Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia so far have the best sense of things when it comes to e-cigarettes and health. There, lighting anything up in public is verboten and the e-cigs can only be sold from behind the counter, curbing youth access.

Local restaurants debate electronic cigarettes [VIDEO]
WBIR-TV - May 13, 2014

Both Blount and Cumberland County schools are banning e-cigarettes, but there are also talks of banning them at restaurants. Restaurant owners and managers said similar things; it's good people are quitting cigarettes, but it's hard to ban them without any regulation. They say there is a tipping point with the devices.

E-cig regulations on the horizon in Plano
Star Local Media - May 13, 2014

The Plano City Council heard a briefing at its meeting Monday concerning e-cigarettes. While no formal action was taken, the council directed city staff to draft an ordinance that will be presented for approval at an upcoming meeting. The ordinance will call for e-cigarettes, which are sold at an estimated 200 locations throughout the city, to be treated like traditional cigarettes. The purchase or possession of e-cigarettes by minors will be prohibited, as will their use in restaurants, many businesses and city of Plano facilities.

Stevens Point may regulate e-cigarette bars
Leader-Telegram - May 13, 2014

STEVENS POINT (AP) The Stevens Point City Council is looking at regulating electronic cigarette vapor bars.

Licensing likely for vapor bars in Stevens Point
WSAU - May 13, 2014

The Public Protection Committee scheduled discussion but no action on that topic Monday night. The committee members are considering drafting an ordinance to make vaping bars a conditional use for certain business zoning districts, but not allow them in residential districts. ...

Local doctor weighs in on e-cigarette debate [VIDEO]
WRCB-TV - May 12, 2014

JASPER, TN (WRCB) - A local community wants e-cigarettes banned anywhere tobacco is banned. Next month the East Ridge City Council will discuss whether e-cigarette smokers have to follow the same "no smoking" rules as everyone else...

How e-cigarettes are harming Oregon kids in an unexpected way
Portland Business Journal (blog) - May 12, 2014

Turns out those e-cigarettes being sold throughout Portland may not be all that safe. From January through March, 19 cases have come through the Oregon Poison Center at Oregon Health & Science University related to electronic cigarettes. Of those, nine involved children who ingested an adults cartridge refill. Symptoms include nausea and vomiting.

Official: e-cigarettes don't help
Albany Times Union - May 12, 2014

The head of the state's anti-smoking efforts said Monday there's no convincing evidence that e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, vaping pens and other electronic nicotine delivery systems are helping New Yorkers quit smoking.

Rep. Clark Johnson's Legislative Update - May 10
Southernminn.com - May 12, 2014

Nicotine is very addictive, and we don't know much about the effect of second-hand vaping (the use of e-cigarettes). The tobacco companies are clearly involved ...

Hike in Washington high school registration fee OK'd
Peoria Journal Star - May 12, 2014

The vote was unanimous. Approved a high school student handbook change that bans the use or possession of electronic cigarettes on school property.

Orange Beach Considers E-Cigarette Ban [VIDEO]
WKRG-TV - May 12, 2014

Councilman Jerry Johnson says until there's more research or regulation on e-cigarettes, the devices should be considered potentially dangerous and should be ...

Carcinogens in E Cigarettes - A Myth or a Reality
Intercooler - May 12, 2014

Dallas, TX (SBWIRE) 05/12/2014 As per several sources, it has been ascertained that vaping does not contain any form of carcinogins, but it has also ...

Lawmakers ask FDA to examine new e-cigarette research
ConsumerReports.org - May 12, 2014

That's significant, since one argument touted by e-cigarette proponents, and frequently cited on sites that sell e-cigs, is that they don't produce the toxins ...

Readers Write: The ongoing debate over e-cigarettes
Christian Science Monitor - May 12, 2014

It is broadcasters who will decide whether e-cigs will become a normalized part of American popular culture. Let's hope they keep them out of our living rooms.

GLANTZ: FDA economic model used in Regulatory Impact Analysis underestimates benefits by ignoring short term effects of smoking
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - May 12, 2014

I just submitted this public comment to the docket on the FDA deeming rule. The analysis they did this time makes all the same mistakes they did in 2010 when they analyzed the proposed warning label rule. RE: Economic model used in Regulatory Impact...

E-cigarettes are causing insurance confusion
Live Insurance News - May 12, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has allowed health insurance companies to charge premiums that are up to 50 percent higher to smokers and other tobacco users than they would to nonsmokers, but the introduction of e-cigarettes into the marketplace have started to make rates calculations a little bit less clear for those insurers.

Young adults turn to e-cigs
Jackson Sun - May 12, 2014

All of the young adults reported using e-cigarettes flavored with menthol or fruit ... First, the risks of e-cigarette use and exposure to vapor are unknown, yet ...

Transform your hookah into an 'e-hookah'
TheHealthSite - May 12, 2014

E-hookah Though many users see them as a way to quit smoking, e-cigarettes are generally marketed as a pleasurable activity on their own. So it's no surprise ...

Study: E-cigarette vapor maybe harmful
Visalia Times-Delta - May 12, 2014

E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as they initially seemed. New research suggests that e-cigarette vapor produces tiny particles that users suck deep into ...

E-cigarettes catching on among prisoners in some Alabama jails
The Tribune - May 12, 2014

FLORENCE, Alabama Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell said cigarettes always have been smuggled to inmates in jail. He's hoping that will change, ...

E-cigarettes start to flourish amid its health concerns
The New Orleans Advocate - May 12, 2014

The Louisiana House unanimously passed House Bill 1264, which would outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18. Another piece of ...

The Record: Campus smoking
NorthJersey.com - May 12, 2014

The new proposed ban would include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, dip and anything else with tobacco on any part of ...

Editorial: Until more is known, ban indoor e-cig use
Albuquerque Journal - May 12, 2014

But, the American Association of Cancer Research presented a study that showed e-cig folks suffered strikingly similar negative effects as people who smoke traditional cigarettes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the devices and liquid nicotine have led to a steep rise in calls to poison control centers and can cause injury to eyes and skin.

Think-Tanks Join to Urge New York State Legislature to Hold Fair Hearings
National Center for Public Policy Research, Heartland Institute Urge New York Legislature to Hear Witnesses from BOTH Sides at e-Cigarette Hearing
National Center for Public Policy Research - May 12, 2014

Washington, D.C. / Chicago, IL - Today, the Health Committee of the New York Senate will hold what it is calling a "public hearing" on a number of bills related to electronic cigarettes. Among the bills to be heard are a ban on electronic cigarette use wherever combustible cigarettes are prohibited and a ban on the sale of the liquid used in many electronic cigarette products...

State anti-smoking chief questions e-cigarettes as quit aides
Albany Times Union (blog) - May 12, 2014

That habit, he said, can easily translate into traditional smoking, which remains a ... Air Act that bans smoking in bars, restaurants and most other workplaces. In 2012, lawmakers banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, and just last month the ...

Senate to review e-cigarette rules
Poughkeepsie Journal - May 12, 2014

ALBANY State lawmakers are looking at whether to include electronic cigarettes in the state's indoor public smoking ban. The Senate Health Committee is ...

E-cigarette restraints can kill
Albany Times Union (blog) - May 12, 2014

... several bills whose net effect will be, if enacted, to impede access to the best available method of helping addicted smokers quit: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs).

Glen Cove to reconsider sale of e-cigs
TopNews Arab Emirates - May 12, 2014

Glen Cove is all set to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to minors after the City Council votes tomorrow on an amendment to city laws which deal with tobacco and nicotine. Mayor Reginald Spinello said in an email that they were proposing certain amendments to their current code dealing with the sale and advertising of tobacco products

Week ahead: Senate Democrats target e-cigarettes
The Hill (blog) - May 12, 2014

The hearing comes on the heels of a letter from eight Democratic senators that urged the FDA to consider potential harm posed by e-cigarettes to bystanders, ...

Blount bars e-cigarettes in schools
The Daily Times - May 12, 2014

Blount County Schools has prohibited the use of electronic cigarettes on its buses and campuses. During Thursday's meeting, Blount County Board of Education ...

Stevens Point may regulate e-cigarette bars
WKBT La Crosse - May 12, 2014

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) - The Stevens Point City Council is looking at regulating electronic cigarette vapor bars

Stevens Point struggling with regulations on e-cigarette bars
Green Bay Press Gazette - May 12, 2014

A city committee will meet Monday to try to come up with a plan to regulate electronic cigarette vapor bars as more and more of the businesses are opening in Stevens Point.

Janesville School Board to tackle tobacco restrictions
Gazettextra - May 11, 2014

JANESVILLE The Janesville School District would add electronic cigarettes to its list of banned tobacco products if the school board decides to pass the ...

Councilman Proposes E-Cig Ban in City Buildings
WTVC - May 11, 2014

"If they take electronic cigarettes out of the equation as well then that's no rights at all for anyone with a nicotine addiction." Councilman Gravitt also explains ...

Fresh and Fit: Let's talk about e-cigarettes
Nooga.com - May 11, 2014

Over the past few months, I've noticed that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes, e-cigs, personal vaporizers, etc.) have become all the rage in Chattanooga.

New York lawmakers mulling e-cigarette ban in indoor public places
Tech Times - May 11, 2014

The FDA is pointing to an increase in electronic cigarette-related injuries and ... aimed at youngsters or the fact that vendors are now selling flavored device options. ... Yet advocates, mostly smokers trying to quit tobacco cigarettes, claim they ...

Montclair Township Council bans smoking in parks
NorthJersey.com - May 11, 2014

The ordinance prohibits smoking cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes in municipal-owned parks and on certain other township properties. Violations of the law can ...

E-cigarette regulation concerns local health officials
Daily Inter Lake - May 11, 2014

As more Americans put down their cigarettes in favor of their electronic counterparts, health officials and local governments are scrambling to adapt.

Lawmakers in a frenzy as end of session draws near
Hibbing Daily Tribune - May 11, 2014

A bill regulating electronic cigarettes rounded out the week, passing through the Senate on Thursday. The measure which was included in the Senate's ...

E-cigarettes raise concern at Turlock schools
Modesto Bee - May 11, 2014

TURLOCK Grown-ups dont know about them. That alone would make e-cigarettes addictive to kids, but Pitman High School senior Bree Wheelers comment carries even wider implications. Regulations surrounding vapor-makers remain hazy, with teens easily circumventing age restrictions to buy them and inhaling right under the noses of watchful adults. Electronic cigarettes what the kids call hookah pens are battery-powered devices that provide doses of nicotine and/or flavoring in an aerosol. Flavors ...

E-cigarette shops fly under Alaska's legal radar
Alaska Dispatch - May 11, 2014

A handful of electronic cigarette shops that have popped up in Anchorage strip malls in the last year have found themselves at the center of a growing controversy over how the country regulates high-tech smokes. In Alaska, state law has yet to address the budding industry.

CDC Released E-Cigarette Study
Guardian Liberty Voice - May 11, 2014

According to a recent study released by the CDC, electronic, or e-cigarette related calls to poison control centers have increased from one per month to 215 in the 2010-15 time frame. The culprit is the e-cigarette liquid which contains nicotine, the addictive substance cigarette smokers are notorious for craving. More than half, 51 percent, of the calls were for children under the age of five and 42 percent were for adults over 20. The CDC reports that these numbers are likely low, due to under-reporting from individuals affected. Adults may fear reprisal from local social services agencies if they report a child affected by toxic exposure.

Officials concerned about e-cigarrette dangers
Scottsbluff Star Herald - May 10, 2014

Smokers who use e-cigarettes say they have cut down on the amount of nicotine ..... at the end of your 30-day period for another 25 free articles, or you can purchase a .... whom e-cigarettes could be an entry point to use of conventional tobacco products. ... Nebraska does not have a ban on e-cigarette use in public places.

Though regulation looms, e-cigarette retailers burgeon
Springfield News-Leader - May 10, 2014

The same interest that helped his bottom line has also prompted a sudden jump in the number of stores in Springfield selling the e-cigarettes, from gas stations ...

Senators warn of carcinogen risk with e-cigarettes
WFMJ - May 10, 2014

As users puff on the e-cigarette, the battery heats the coil and the liquid is turned into a ... such as a ban on TV advertising and fruit- or candy-flavored e-cigarettes. ... kick the habit or simply serve as a gateway to paper-and-tobacco cigarettes

Will New Regulations on E-Cigs Hurt Big Tobacco?
Motley Fool - May 10, 2014

The rule also included minimum age restrictions, requirements to include health ... are already unable to market e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation method.

Chuck Norris extinguishes the e-cigarette craze
WND May 10, 2014

E-cigarettes have become more than just one of the latest crazes among our culture. Vaping, which is the process of smoking or inhaling e-cigs, is a billion-dollar business in the U.S. and has its own subculture. Rather than devices that merely look like cigarettes, whole new breeds of smokeless apparatuses to help users get their next nicotine fix have been spawned by vaping

School administrators want to stub out e-cigs
CT Post - May 9, 2014

"There was someone exhaling a cloud of smoke in class," Wisinski, a Darien High ... which would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18.

More Bay area places banning e-cigarettes
WTSP 10 News - May 9, 2014

It changed the no smoking policy four months ago to include e-cigarettes. Michele Talka, director of HR Operations at Moffitt, says the ban is in line with the ... E-cigarettes are banned from buildings, campuses, sporting facilities and cars ...

Cattlemen concerned with scheduling of events
Newnan Times-Herald - May 9, 2014

...An amendment to the county's smoking ordinance that would prohibit “vaping” at county facilities was pulled from the agenda. ...

OUR OPINION : Clearing up the fog that surrounds e-cigarettes
South Bend Tribune - May 9, 2014

The unanswered questions and troubling issues raised by e-cigarettes won't just disappear in a puff of ... vapor. Are they a valuable tool and a safer alternative ...

MI House passes bill to prohibit sale of e-cigs to minors
WWMT-TV - May 9, 2014

Some health professionals say by passing bills "singling" out e-cigarettes would give them special status which could protest them from standard tobacco ...

Should NJ Tax E-Cigarettes? [POLL]
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - May 9, 2014

According to NJ1015?s Kelly Waldron, approximately 50 small business owners are banding together to oppose a tax on electronic cigarettes. The group ...

Syracuse hospital fire that burned patient using e-cigarette remains a mystery
The Post-Standard - May 9, 2014

Syracuse, N.Y. - The official cause of a recent fire at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center that burned a patient using an e-cigarette while on oxygen remains a mystery. A report by Syracuse Fire investigator Joe Galloway lists the cause of the March 22 fire as undetermined, but says the patient's e-cigarette cannot be eliminated as a potential cause without further forensic examination of the device...

How 100 New Yorkers Feel About E-Cigarettes and Vaping in Public
New York Magazine - May 2014

Like it or not, electronic cigarettes have managed to become a thing. In New York City, from St. Marks Place to Crown Heights, vape stores are the new head ...

For e-smokes, it's still the Wild West
Albany Business Review – May 9, 2014

ravages smoking cigarettes had on people. A non-smoker, Tucker then took a job at Smokers Choice in Latham, and she discovered e-cigarettes -- electronic smoking devices that produce a nicotine vapor. …

Saturday adjournment depends on late night tax and budget ...
vtdigger.org - May 9, 2014

The House instead has proposed a tax on e-cigarettes that would raise $500,000, a 30 cent tax increase on cigarettes that would raise $2.5 million.

States try to tamp down e-cigarettes
Washington Examiner - May 9, 2014

At least 34 states have banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, and about 10 ... including banning their sale to minors and requiring device makers to report ... say they're aimed at preventing the re-acceptance of smoking as a societal norm.

E-Cigarette Advertising Ignores Dangers of Addiction
U.S. News & World Report - May 9, 2014

Over the last few years, we've seen an explosion in the marketing of e-cigarettes – many of which are owned by familiar Big Tobacco names. They are adopting ...

Vaping for Yuppies
New Yorker (blog) - May 9, 2014

Like e-cigarettes, these vaping devices produce a visible, dense vapor. ... (When it comes to tobacco, e-cigarettes are widely viewed by consumers as healthier

OncoBreak: Test Tube DNA, Research $$$, Back From Brink
MedPage Today - May 9, 2014

Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers can charge smokers more for health insurance, but does the provision extend to people who use e-cigarettes?

E-cigarettes Are Heading Off The Shelves Following A Landmark ...
Business Insider Australia - May 9, 2014

Sales of electronic cigarettes are now banned in Western Australia under a landmark legal ... and the steam or vapour looks like smoke, and therefore are in breach of the law. ... or which permit the banning (Victoria) products which resemble a tobacco product. .... EVE Monument Vandals Get Punished With A Lifetime Ban.

Nicotine Poisoning of Infant Highlights E-Cigarette Dangers
HCPLive - May 8, 2014

THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The case of a 10-month-old boy rushed to a hospital after ingesting the refill liquid used in electronic cigarettes ...

Senators want FDA to study how some e-cigarettes can give you cancer just like traditional smokes
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk) - May 8, 2014

New research suggests e-cigarettes known as tank systems can produce dangerous carcinogens similar to those from traditional cigarettes Eight senators are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles have

E-Cigarettes: Where There's Smoke, There's Fear
Huffington Post - May 8, 2014

Vaping (the lingo for puffing an e-cig) is now, like smoking, prohibited in public places such as ... A proven threat to public health can legitimately be regulated or even banned outright, which explains ... Did New York's ban need to be total?

Should E-Cigarette Users Pay More for Insurance?
Monthly Prescribing Reference - May 8, 2014

The Affordable Care Act allows health insurance companies to charge smokers and other tobacco users up to 50% more than non-smokers, but it is unclear if ...

E-Cigarettes May Cause, Worsen Acute Respiratory Disease
HCPLive - May 8, 2014

THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The emissions from electronic-cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have distinct properties from those produced by ...

The E-Cig Industry Will Choke on New FDA Regulations—Except ...
VICE News - May 8, 2014

If the FDA rules stand, the restrictions could wind up choking small vape ... of the days of cloudy smoke-filled bars — but without the stench of burning tobacco.

E-cigs and schools
The Ranger - May 8, 2014

A few days ago a national news report stated that "for public school districts with regulations against cigarettes, new electronic cigarettes pose a quandary."...

Plenty Left To Do Still As Lawmakers Race Toward Saturday ...
Vermont Public Radio - May 8, 2014

The House favors a tax on e-cigarettes; the Senate prefers the expansion of an assessment on employers who don't offer health insurance. They'll need to cut a ...

E-cigarette supporters to rally against city's ban in bars
amNY-by Ivan Pereira - May 8, 2014

Russ Wishtart, a plaintiff in a suit against the city over its law to ban e-cigs from ... owners to do their dirty work for them, just like they did with the smoking ban.".

E-Cig Patriots To Blow Smoke—Uh, Fog, In Parks Dept's Face At ...
Gothamist - May 8, 2014

When the Great Indoor E-Cig Ban of 2014 went into effect in New York City last week, libertarians and nicotine fog juice aficionados crammed into a club to ...

NJ Bill Wants To Ban Smoking, Including E-Cigs, On All NJ ...
Gothamist - May 8, 2014

According to the Star-Ledger, "Advocates said the bill would give New Jersey the strictest college campus smoking ban in the nation... Fines for ... Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights has a list of all the schools without smoking on campus (PDF); interestingly, NYU Is one of them, as is Barnard (but not Columbia). As it happens, vapers will be protesting the ban on e-cigs in parks this weekend.

Senate passes bill to restrict e-cigarette use in indoor public places
PR Newswire - May 8, 2014

The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a group of Minnesota's major health organizations, responded today to the Minnesota Senate's passage of a Health and Human Services Policy omnibus bill that includes provisions restricting the use and sales of e-cigarette

Proposed e-cigarette ban gets park-goers talking
UpNorthLive.com - May 8, 2014

Smoking has been against the rules at the Civic Center since 2010. ... Department is considering banning e-cigarettes from the Civic Center. ... The Parks and Rec leaders are looking at amending a current rule put in place in 2010 which bans tobacco use in county parks. ... That's why it was banned in the first place.”.

Kicking butts, Siefert style
UpperMichigansSource.com – May 8, 2014

"I started using the E-Cigarette because I wanted to quit smoking. I wanted to be here for my kids more, longer than I would be if I was normally smoking," said ...

Feedback: Longtime leaders need to know when to say when
Detroit Free Press - May 8, 2014

Smokers of e-cigarettes should be treated as adults. They should have the right to smoke them, even if they could prove to be unsafe. People have the right to ...

Lorillard Joins Altria In Pricing Action
Convenience Store Decisions - May 8, 2014

“This could offset volume pressures due to e-cigs/e-vapor products,” Herzog said. “We expect overall cigarette net price realization of about 4%.” ...

Smoke-free homes online
KIMT - May 8, 2014

MASON CITY, Iowa – If your looking for a new home and you'd like it to be smoke-free, we've got the answer for you. A new statewide registry is now available ...

Letters: E-cigarette use putting teens' health at risk
Tampabay.com - May 8, 2014

The FDA wants to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18. ... And the state Legislature passed a bill banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. ... Because e-cigarettes and pens release a vapor rather than traditional smoke, ...

HEALTH- Digital cigarettes, to Delaware s 2002 Clean Indoor Air Act ...
Laurel Star - May 8, 2014

Delaware s second-in-the-nation law prohibiting smoking in most indoor public ... s 2002 Clean Indoor Air Act, which effectively banned smoking in restaurants, bars ... but today, 36 states have some form of a smoking ban for public places

NJ Bill Wants To Ban Smoking, Including E-Cigs, On All NJ ...
Gothamist - May 8, 2014

According to the Star-Ledger, "Advocates said the bill would give New Jersey the strictest college campus smoking ban in the nation... Fines for ... Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights has a list of all the schools without smoking on campus (PDF); interestingly, NYU Is one of them, as is Barnard (but not Columbia). As it happens, vapers will be protesting the ban on e-cigs in parks this weekend...

Goleta Takes On New Smoking Devices With Ordinance
KEYT - May 8, 2014

The ordinance would ban the sale of e-cigarettes and vapor products to minors. ... Another ordinance would ban second-hand smoke in parks and on hiking ...

County regulates e-cigarettes
Coast News - May 8, 2014

Colin Apodac spoke against the electronic smoking bans before the Board of Supervisors. Representing the Vape a Vet Project, Apodac works with active duty ...

SAN DIEGO WANTS E-CIGARETTES TO FOLLOW TOBACCO PRODUCT RULES
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) - May 8, 2014

The measure, which would prohibit usage of electronic cigarettes where tobacco smoking is banned, goes to a second vote this month.

Goleta Considers Smoking Ordinances
Santa Barbara Independent - May 8, 2014

The city's retail ordinance would aim to prevent sales to minors, including vapor products like e-cigarettes; such stores couldn't employ minors or open within ...

E-cigarettes to be illegal for minors
Connecticut Post - May 8, 2014

Several bills promoting children's health won final approval in the General Assembly late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, led by an effort to make so-called e-cigarettes illegal for teens under 18 years of age. After a four-minute debate short

Malloy says bill banning e-cigarettes helps youth
Waterbury Republican American - May 8, 2014

Malloy says bill banning e-cigarettes helps youth ... legislation banning the sale and possession of e-cigarettes and other so-called vapor products to minors.

Our View: E-cigarette ban is a good step forward
Norwich Bulletin - May 8, 2014

However, we would be naïve to think that young people aren't already smoking, thus the question: Is banning e-cigarette sales to minors in effect also denying ...

School administrators want to stub out e-cigs
The Darien News - May 8, 2014

The Conn. General Assembly is considering a pair of bills that would force manufacturers to label electronic cigarettes and prohibit sales to anyone under 18 ...

'Vaping' loft for e-cigarette enthusiasts opens in Fairfield
Fairfield Citizen - May 8, 2014

Customers at the newly-opened Sovereign Vapors Loft, all former smokers, recently enjoyed 'vaping' with electronic cigarettes in a comfortable enviornment.

Smoke it or vape it
Clearwater Gazette – May 8, 2014

They also miss the tactile and visual aspects of smoking. ... Some countries and U.S. cities have banned or restricted e-cigs, while others freely allow them.

Docs say e-cigarettes cause sickness in kids
WLFI.com - May 8, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Experts say more kids than ever before are getting sick from e-cigarettes, specifically from the liquid inside them. And, with a large ...

Senators warn of secondhand risks from e-cigarettes
The Hill (blog) - May 8, 2014

”Because many of the same limitations on smoking in public spaces do not apply ... who are involuntary exposed to secondhand vapors,” the senators wrote.

Health Insurance Surcharge Has Vapers Fuming
KMBZ - May 8, 2014

E-cigarettes are battery-operated nicotine inhalers that consist of a rechargeable lithium battery, a cartridge called a cartomizer and an LED that lights up during ...

Regulating E-Cigarettes, LPFMs, and Digital-Only Political Ads
Radio magazine (press release) - May 8, 2014

Of special note is the FDA's recent rulemaking on e-cigarettes, and the FCC's future resolution of Low Power FM (LPFM) stations filed during the November 2013 ...

E-Cigarettes Can Cause Damage to Teenagers' Lungs
Boston.com - May 8, 2014

Vapors emitted by electronic cigarettes may end up causing serious irritation to a young smoker's airways—a new research cautions. Continue Reading Below.

E-cigarettes ignite interest as US market grows by $250m in past ...
Retail Times - May 8, 2014

The growth in e-cigarettes is in sharp contrast to the growth of the smoking cessation category, which only grew by $95 million from 2008-2013 — a 10% ...

Sebastien Bourdais looks forward to inaugural GP of Indianapolis
Motorsport.com - May 8, 2014

11 Team MISTIC E-Cigs - KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone machine, said, "We had a good test on the new road course last Wednesday. We made a lot ...

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation Announces New Chief ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release) - May 8, 2014

Mr. Rawlings started his career in advertising for multiple Proctor and Gamble ... Victory is the largest independent electronic cigarette company in the world, owns ... and has been rated as superior in real tobacco taste amongst major brands.

Michigan House to consider bill to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors
WKZO - May 8, 2014

Outman says that there's a danger some teenagers might take up smoking e-cigarettes, and then end up smoking real tobacco. The ban for minors has been ...

Kicking butts
UpperMichigansSource.com – May 8, 2014

"If you're looking at the toxic effects of smoking tobacco versus inhaling the ... The FDA is working on a proposal to ban minors from being able to purchase ...

Avoid unnecessary regulation
The Macomb Daily - May 8, 2014

We let them allow their children to overindulge on food and electronics, why not e-cigs? Let's avoid unnecessary regulation by not trying to control something ...

Our View: Sometimes the state should act like a 'nanny'
Post-Bulletin - May 8, 2014

The House and Senate agree that something must be done, and if the Senate prevails in the conference committee, e-cigarettes soon will be covered by the ...

Cranford may require e-cigarette sellers to get license first
NJ.com - May 8, 2014

CRANFORD — Stores selling electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, in town may have to get a license first. The Township Committee introduced an ordinance at ...

Small NJ retailers opposed to Christie's proposed e-cigarette tax ...
The Star-Ledger - May 8, 2014

... sell the product which accounts for around $2 billion in sales nationwide. They include, retail pharmacies, gas stations and convenience stores and supermarkets." E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine in the form of ... have been marketed as a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes, ...

'Wild West' of electronic cigarettes is multi-billion dollar industry
KPTV.com-by Kate Cagle - May 8, 2014

Many long-term smokers tell FOX 12 they are using the new devices to quit ... rules to regulate the electronic cigarette industry which include banning the sale to ...

Buses, not streetcars
JSOnline.com - May 8, 2014

Mallak should be told that although the vapor from e-cigarettes "dissipates," the poisonous chemicals are still in the air, just not visible. Like steam from a tea ...

Gillette Roughrider's Stadium goes 100% Tobacco Free
Basinsradio - May 8, 2014
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The Executive Board unanimously voted in favor of the 100% Tobacco Free Policy which prohibits the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and smokeless ...

Schools scramble to ban devices that give kids a secret high
KIRO Seattle - May 7, 2014

Those pens are now banned or in the process of being banned by at least nearly a ... "Underage smoking is super dangerous to the brain,” Kealy explains.

Colleyville council talks e-cigarettes
Community Impact News - May 7, 2014

The battery-powered device simulates tobacco smoking by producing a vapor that ... Ruthven said while there are no federal restrictions on who can buy ... and Drug Administration is still reviewing legislation that would restrict sale to minors.

Reality Check: The fight to treat e-cigs like the real thing
WXIX - May 7, 2014

"These are really smart people that are marketing e-cigarettes and they're using some of the same sleazy tactics aimed at children that big tobacco uses," adds ...

Middle Budget Passes; E-Cigs Challenged
Cape May County Herald (press release - May 7, 2014

Committee also moved forward a smoking ban that includes electronic cigarettes. Doniger stated that many people use e-cigarettes, which do not produce ...

Tobacco policy under review
The Doane Line - May 7, 2014

Two-hundred-twenty students replied to the survey. Thirty-six percent of those students said that they find E-cigarettes and vaporizers to be a distraction in class.

E-cigarette popularity on rise among teens, adults
WMTW Portland-by Tracy Sabol - May 7, 2014

"I did start off smoking the e-cigarettes so I could quit, but it didn't work out that way. I thought it would, maybe it would help me sub for it, but no it is a completely ...

Vapor Group, Inc, VPOR, Thanks and Responds to "TheStreetCom"
IT Business Net - May 7, 2014

And 'yes', 'we are taking on debt to market our e-cigarettes'. ... Yes, there are bigger players in the e-cigarette space than we are-- players with ... wholesalers and directly to consumers through its own websites and direct response advertising.

Troutman Sanders LLP | E-Cigarette Marketing: Misleading or Puffery?
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - May 7, 2014

Staff Report 44 REGULATION FOCUS E-Cigarette Marketing: Misleading or Puffery? ... information regarding potential health risks in their advertising materials. ... >E-cigarettes are classified as tobacco prod- ucts and are not regulated by the ...

The E-Cigarette Legislative Environment
CSPnet.com - May 7, 2014

Eight of these ten bills seek to apply the tobacco tax rate to e-cigarettes, most ... to First Amendment constitutional protections extended to product advertising.

Doctors differ on risk vs. reward of e-cigarettes
WRAL.com - May 7, 2014

... state and municipal governments to create laws to allow or restrict their use. ... offers an alternative to traditional cigarette smoking, but contains fewer toxins, ...

Electronic cigarette popularity grows locally
KTAL - May 7, 2014

He says banning e-cigarettes along with other smokeless tobacco products was ... "The individuals who have made that case, hey, i'm using this for smoking ...

E-cigarette dangers for our kids
WSBT- TV - May 7, 2014

cigarettes, there's a warning for kids. WSBT's Ted Land tells us a growing number of children are getting sick from the flavored liquid that goes into e-cigarettes ...

Growing number of Indiana kids getting sick from e-cigarette nicotine ...
WSBT-TV - May 7, 2014

A lot of people are now using e-cigarettes, which they think are safer than smoking, but a growing number of Indiana children are getting sick from the flavored ...

E-cigarette ban awaits governor's signature
Meriden Record-Journal - May 7, 2014

A bill banning the sale of e-cigarettes and other electronic smoking devices to minors, proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration, passed unanimously ...

County moves to treat e-cigarettes like tobacco
Ramona Sentinel - May 7, 2014

... the use of electronic cigarettes in places where tobacco smoking is banned. ... Critics have called electronic cigarettes a gateway to tobacco smoking. Supervisor Bill Horn supported the proposed ban. ... He said other cities had adopted similar bans, and no studies have proven the safety of the electronic cigarettes.

Long-term effects of e-cigarettes debated among users, doctors
Bakersfield Now - May 7, 2014

For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rolled out new regulations that include the ban of selling to minors and a warning label that nicotine ...

A smoky situation on e-cigarette regulation
Daily Sundial - May 7, 2014

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have become the latest trend among the current generation of smokers. There is also an ethical dilemma of e-cigarettes being ...

Are E-Cigarettes Healthier Than Smoking?
WTVY, Dothan - May 7, 2014

Some have succeeded and others have failed but one of the newer alternatives out there, e-cigarettes has been growing. Karen Bullard is a former smoker who ...

County supervisors vote to ban e-cigarettes where tobacco smoking is banned
San Diego 6 - May 7, 2014

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to tentatively approve an amendment to the county code to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in places where tobacco smoking is banned. If approved on a second vote May 20, the use of electronic cigarettes and similar devices will be banned in county buildings and parks, and public buildings in unincorporated areas.

Governor expected to sign e-cigarette ban for minors
The CT Mirror - May 7, 2014

Connecticut is poised to ban minors from buying or possessing e-cigarettes and ... say e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking, anti-tobacco advocates worry ...

Where there's no smoke, there's fire
UI The Daily Iowan - May 7, 2014

While this local business, located at 440 Kirkwood Ave., is voluntarily supporting a no-minors policy, Gov. Terry Branstad will ultimately decide whether to make it law to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors across the state. A spokesman for the governor said he would not indicate a position until reviewing the final text. He has 30 days to make a decision. The bill, House File 2109, marks Iowas foray into the national and even international debate surrounding the subject.

OHSU: Doctors see rise in liquid nicotine poisoning
KPTV.com - May 7, 2014

.. The Poison Control Center at OHSU has received 31 calls related to the drug, mostly involving children who get a hold of refill vials.

TEXAS VIEW: E-cigarette vapors
Odessa American - May 7, 2014

While e-cigarettes are probably less harmful than cigarettes, it took decades ... e-cigarettes will serve as starter kits to create a new generation of tobacco smokers. ... to go into effect for several years, many states have banned sales to minors, ...

Commissioners opt not to ban e-cigarettes on county property [VIDEO]
KXII-TV - May 7, 2014

GRAYSON COUNTY, TX - On Tuesday Grayson County Commissioners debated adding e-cigarettes to the County's smoking ordinance, which already bans smoking on county property. It was a big decision, and not everyone agreed on the outcome. Vaping, or enjoying an e-cigarette, is something you can still do on Grayson county property.

EDITORIAL: Too Hot to Be Safe
New York Times - May 7, 2014
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Unwary smokers of electronic cigarettes may have a new danger to worry about. Those who heat the liquid nicotine and its solvents to very high temperatures to get an especially big nicotine jolt are apt to get a big dose of formaldehyde or other carcinogens as well

E-Cigarette Vapor Contains Potentially Harmful Particles: Review
Philly.com - May 7, 2014

WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as they initially seemed. New research suggests that e-cigarette vapor ...

Dr. Zorba Paster: No safety in cigarettes of different sort
La Crosse Tribune - May 7, 2014

E-cigarettes are a $1.5 billion industry. For you non-hipsters, e-cigarettes vaporize a chemically laced liquid that is not let me repeat, not currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

A better e-cigarette is coming but you'll need a prescription
Quartz - May 7, 2014

The firm has since sold as many as 30,000 e-cigarettes and each of its three models, Terry told ... plans to regulate electronic cigarettes as it does other tobacco productsrequiring various health warnings and prohibiting sales to minors

Research reveals bad news for fans of e-cigarettes
MyNorthwest.com - May 7, 2014

New research suggests that electronic cigarettes are not as harmless as advocates claim. But, are the findings enough to force the federal government to finally ...

There is no evidence that the use of e-cigarettes is harmless
Herald Scotland - May 7, 2014

Ms Douglas Home worries that we might be excluding people from their friends if we ban them from vaping e-cigarettes in restaurants, cafes, pubs and other ...

Warning for parents: E-cigarette juice is danger for children
Bakersfield Now - May 6, 2014

Users pour the flavored liquid into the e-cigarette. The battery inside the ... "We get you the nicotine level you need to get off cigarettes." It is the liquid nicotine ...

City Council resurrects e-cigarette issue ($$)
Gillette News Record - May 6, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are back on the City Councils radar, this time to make it illegal for anyone under 18 to use or possess them under any circumstances, regardless of whether or not the liquid in them is a tobacco derivative. Tuesday night, the council will consider the first reading of a change to the ordinance it amended mere weeks ago...

The city of Borger may soon have ordinance banning the use of electronic cigarettes among minors [VIDEO]
KFDA - May 6, 2014

Amarillo, TX - Borger may soon have an ordinance banning the use of electronic cigarettes by kids. The city council voted to ban the use of electronic cigarettes among minors...

County makes e-cigs laws, campus policy still being considered by ...
The Patriot Talon - May 6, 2014

A recent decision made by Smith County commissioners on April 15 banning the smoking of electronic cigarettes and products from county buildings raises the question of whether this will affect e-cigarette users at the University.

Lawmakers move to impose regulations on e-cigs
Post-Bulletin - May 6, 2014

Jesse Ly smoked an e-cigarette at the Smokeless Smoking kiosk at the Roseville ... defining electronic cigarettes in the same light as traditional tobacco products won a ... The bill would expressly bar sales to minors, outlaw their use on school ...

Safety of electronic cigarettes remains up for debate around Augusta
The Augusta Chronicle - May 6, 2014

With electronic cigarettes becoming increasingly popular, cities around the United States are taking notice and changing laws. On April 29, New York, Chicago ... We do not know that e-cigarettes are safe and need to restrict them until further research is conducted, said Jennifer Anderson, the chairwoman of BreathEasy Augusta. Since e-cigarettes are not regulated by the Federal Trade Commission, there is no scientific data to support the safety of e-cigarettes for the user and for others in close proximity who inhale the emitted e-cigarette vapors.

State Issues Public Health Advisory on E-Cigs, Vapor Products
KARK - May 6, 2014

The Health Consequences of Smoking 50 Years of Progress A Report of the ... indoor/outdoor campuses that have existing tobacco-free policy/ordinances.

Legislative Wrap-up
Cape Gazette - May 6, 2014

A bill introduced April 29 would add electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or digital cigarettes, to Delawares 2002 Clean Indoor Air Act. The addition to the act effectively bans the smoking of e-cigarettes in restaurants, bars and other indoor public places throughout the state.

What Others Say: New rules for e-cigarettes limit minors' use of ...
Tallahassee Democrat (blog) - May 6, 2014

Adults should be free to "vape" if they want, but the same does not apply to young people. Although e-cigarettes are not conventional cigarettes the reason the FDA has not regulated them these battery-powered devices deliver doses of nicotine and other additives similar to the real thing.

Morton makes it illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to minors
Peoria Journal Star - May 6, 2014

MORTON Selling electronic cigarettes to minors in the village is now illegal. So is the possession and use by minors of the battery-powered alternative to traditional cigarettes that has come under scrutiny lately because of possible health risks. Village Board trustees passed ordinance amendments Monday that add e-cigarettes to regulations regarding the sale, delivery and consumption of tobacco products by minors (younger than age 18).

Baltimore County Council caps hookah lounge hours
WBAL Baltimore - May 6, 2014

The legislation also applies to vapor lounges, which sell electronic cigarettes. The affected businesses have until July to comply with the new midnight closing ...

Editorial: Hey, who needs science!
Boston Herald - May 6, 2014

Boston has already taken the dramatic step of banning the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, including outdoor parks. But as usual the bureaucratic reach of city health officials exceeds their grasp. So they are calling on the federal government to enact even stricter national limits on the advertising, sale and use of e-cigarettes. The heart of the matter for us is e-cigarette manufacturers are making claims about the advantages of e-cigarettes that havent really been established, Boston Public Health Commissioner Barbara Ferrer told the Herald last week in advance of her trip to Washington, D.C., where she urged stricter regulation of e-cigarettes by the Food and Drug Administration. That is rather an astonishing statement on Ferrers part. Because if verifying claims about the true health impact of e-cigarettes is the standard, the city has fallen embarrassingly short of its own demands.

E-cigarettes: Big business, unanswered questions
Livingston Daily - May 6, 2014

That all changed when Adams switched to battery-powered electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, which produce a non-ash vapor from liquid containing varying ...

House passes e-cigarette restrictions, ban on tanning beds for minors
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews - May 6, 2014

The Minnesota House passed a bill Monday night to restrict the use of e-cigarettes by minors. The measure, which was part of a larger health and human services bill, makes selling e-cigarettes to minors a misdemeanor crime. It also prohibits use of e-cigarettes on public school property and state office buildings, bans e-cigarettes from being sold at kiosks, and requires child-resistant packaging for e-cigarette liquid.

New York state lawmakers start debate over e-cigarettes
Albany Business Review (blog) - May 6, 2014

New York state laws are so far behind the 'vapor' industry that lawmakers don't actually know what to call electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes.

NY Conservatives pan e-cigarette proposal
Gloversville Leader-Herald - May 6, 2014

The New York State Conservative Party is criticizing a proposal to bar electronic cigarette smoking in public places.

Ban could snuff out business
Albany Times Union - May 6, 2014

It is one of several regulatory sparks that have been flying lately as the sale of e-cigarettes heats up, igniting increased scrutiny by state and federal officials.

New policy bans indoor e-cig use
Fourth Estate Newspaper - May 6, 2014

UW-Green Bay updated its smoking policy April 28 to include e-cigarettes. In doing so, it joins several other UW-System schools such as UW-La Crosse and UW-Superior...

Before the story airs: E-cigarettes have Dr. Mask's attention
WRAL.com - May 6, 2014

We speak to the experts who have the answers, including a doctor who co-created the nicotine patch and an oncologist who desperately wants his patients off tobacco. We also visit a local facility which makes nicotine solutions for e-cigarettes, one of only a few of its kind in the country.

Does Vaping Help Smokers Quit? The Answer Is Far More Sinister Than The Product
The Inquisitr - May 6, 2014

The ecig industry has grown into a $1.5 Billion behemoth and has attracted million of users. Nicotine vaporizers, whose use is nicknamed vaping, are increasingly advertised as not only a less harmful alternative to smoking tobacco, but one that could rid you of the old habit. However, as The Inquisitr reported, smoking an ecigarette may not be the best solution to give up smoking actual cigarettes. But this hasnt stopped the hype from catching on, and smokers are increasingly adopting the ecigarette to try and actually quit smoking, reported Business Week. Public Health officials have claimed that vaping may, in fact, escalate the habit, and instead of quitting smoking, they might be merely switching the sources to smoke.

Some e-cigarette devices' puffs can turn toxic
Kearney Hub - May 6, 2014

To have a comprehensive picture, you have to look at the vapor, said Maciej Goniewicz, who led the first study. Both studies focused on tank systems. Unlike disposable e-cigarettes, tank systems tend to be larger devices heated with batteries. Users fill them with liquid nicotine, or e-liquid, and the devices are powerful enough to vaporize that fluid quickly. Goniewicz, an assistant professor of oncology at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, said people using the systems want more nicotine, but the problem is they're also getting more toxicants. Complicating the issue is that tank systems are made by various manufacturers.

Blujuice responds to claims that vaping could alleviate mental health problems
SourceWire (press release) - May 6, 2014

Leading e liquid provider, Blujuice, has commented on findings that call for e cigarettes to be considered as a remedy to those suffering from mental health problems. Historically, nicotine has been used as a treatment for several mental disorders and research shows that sufferers are more likely to smoke cigarettes and find it more difficult to quit than those without mental health problems.

E-cigs warning in Cumbria after death of dog
News & Star - May 6, 2014

E-cigs can be fatal to dogs, a Cumbrian vet has warned after having to put an animal down. The stark message came from Laura McKirdy, a vet at Dalston-based Paragon Veterinary Group, near Carlisle, after she had to put down a dog which had chewed on its owners device.

E-cigarettes Used As Potential Life-saving Medical Device
Daily Caller - May 6, 2014

Leading the charge is the American-based e-cigarette company, Thermo-Essence Technologies, which has developed an advanced device that delivers controlled amounts of nicotine to users and shares the addicts information with his or her physician, reports Reuters. People find e-cigarettes so satisfying that they do not have the urge to go back to traditional cigarettes, says Dr. Carl V. Phillips, the science director at Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA).

Call to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces
The Times (subscription) - May 6, 2014

E-cigarettes should be banned in all enclosed public spaces, and sales prohibited to people under 18, according to Scotland's leading environmental health ...

Lorillard's Dominance Over the E-cigarette Market Is Slipping
Motley Fool - May 5, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have been one of the most disruptive technologies to hit the tobacco sector in recent years. The market for them has grown ...

E-cigs a no-no in schools, city attorney says
The Sheboygan Press - May 5, 2014

It might come as a shock to some middle school students, but e-cigarettes are real cigarettes as far as the law is concerned. Zachary Pethan, Urban Middle Schools assistant principal, has written a letter to the Sheboygan Common Council asking for clarification on whether e-cigarettes are considered a tobacco product. That letter was referred to the citys Law and Licensing Committee, but city officials say the citys tobacco ordinance already covers the vapor-producing devices...

Minnesota Legislature moves to regulate e-cigarettes. But how much ...
Pioneer Press - May 5, 2014

Minnesota lawmakers moved Monday to regulate the sale and use of electronic cigarettes with measures particularly fashioned to stop children from gaining access. But it remained unclear if anti-smoking groups would achieve their ultimate objective this year: To classify the devices like standard tobacco products.

Rep. Josh Cutler to host panel discussion of e-cigarettes
Wicked Local Duxbury - May 5, 2014

DUXBURY The issue of e-cigarettes will be the focus on an expert panel at 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the Duxbury Senior Center, located at 10 Mayflower St. The free forum will be hosted by Rep. Josh Cutler. Experts from the Mass. Department of Public Health and the Mass. Municipal Association Tobacco Control program will be on hand to share information for parents and local officials on this emerging public health issue. They will also provide an overview of proposed FDA regulations and share data from a recent survey on e-cigarette use.

E-Cigarettes: The 'E' Is for Enigmatic (Craig Douglass On Consumers)
Arkansas Business Online - May 5, 2014

Congress in 2009 gave the FDA power to regulate tobacco products. ... We're not talking about just menthol-flavored devices. ... cities and states have been moving rapidly to address criticism of e-cigarette use and users by prohibiting certain ...

Gansler seeks information from e-cigarette makers
Daily Record (subscription) - May 5, 2014

The liquids, or e-juices, are usually flavored and are also available without ... all the regulations that apply to tobacco products would apply to e-cigarettes, ...

Pro/con: Use Michigan's existing tobacco laws to cover e-cigarettes ...
Detroit Free Press - May 5, 2014

Classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco products is appropriate: The liquid vaporized ... Using existing tobacco laws to prevent e-cigarette sales to minors is the right ...

Pro/con: E-cigarettes aren't tobacco, so don't treat them like they are
Detroit Free Press - May 5, 2014

As the nation continues its fight against smoking the most important, devastating ... But the fear-mongering of the officials has led to cities and towns banning and ... Yet, in a perverse twist of public health, Los Angeles recently voted to ban ...

E-cigs would be same as tobacco under bill passed in commitee
St. Cloud Times - May 5, 2014

The Senate Finance Committee has sent a bill putting the e-cigarette devices under the indoor ... It also makes clear that sales to minors are forbidden. ... The House e-cigarettes bill is confined to measures meant to bar sales from minors and ...

E-cig bill survives challenge
Mankato Free Press - May 5, 2014

ST. PAUL Sen. Kathy Sheran's bill to regulate electronic cigarettes passed through a finance committee Monday morning with the indoor public places ban ...

North Jersey school districts battling e-cigarette trend
NorthJersey.com - May 5, 2014

The move comes as studies show that more teenagers are using e-cigarettes and ... of a cigarette, that heat a liquid-nicotine solution instead of burning tobacco. ... referring to the controversial cartoon camel once used to advertise cigarettes.

Chris Christie resorts to e-cigarette tax to plug $807 million deficit
Washington Examiner - May 5, 2014

Christie's plan follows a deal on tobacco bonds in March that contributed to a credit ... in treating e-cigarettes as equivalent to conventional ones for purposes such as restricting sales to minors and smoke-free air laws, the treasurer said April 1.

Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the regulations governing ...
Buffalo News - May 5, 2014

That is the idea behind the bans on the use of e-cigarettes in public places in ... Proponents of a ban say e-cigarettes threaten to make smoking acceptable once ...

Rutherford, Sumner, other jails allow e-cigarettes
The Tennessean - May 5, 2014

Jails in Tennessee including Sumner and Rutherford counties are allowing inmates to smoke electronic cigarettes behind bars to help pacify what can be a rowdy population, but also as a revenue source. These disposable e-cigarettes, which usually cost the inmates between $9 and $15 each, contain no tobacco but instead use a low-voltage battery to deliver the key chemical in cigarettes, nicotine, while emitting only water vapor.

There's More Bad News for People Who Smoke E-Cigarettes
PolicyMic - May 5, 2014

But according to two new, peer-reviewed studies coming out in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, it seems that some e-cigarettes do emit high levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde, at about the same level as their traditional counterparts.

FDA Move to Regulate E-Cigarettes May Boost Trend to Treat Them ...
Bloomberg BNA - May 5, 2014

The proposed rules, if finalized, will limit sales to minors, ban free samples, require ... Consumer groups have said e-cigarette companies use candy flavors, ... said they are essentially treating e-cigarettes the same as tobacco, so they can't be ...

How I lost my cool and learned to love e-cigarettes
The Guardian - May 5, 2014

Alexis Petridis smoking his e-cigarette move over, Marlboro Man. ... the garden, courageously working my way through a Marlboro Menthol, undeterred by the .... which adds a delightful hint of caramel and vanilla to the tobacco-flavour base).

Young Parents Use E-Cigarettes For Safety Reasons, Study
Headlines & Global News - May 5, 2014

Young parents have resorted to using e-cigarettes because they feel the device is safer for people around them despite the lack of evidence proving the same, according to a new study.

Vape Pens Help Hide Marijuana Usage
TestCountry.com (blog) - May 5, 2014

Vape pens don't carry the potentially negative stigma of a bong or joint, says Todd Mitchem, an executive at O.pen Vape, which sells its products on the West ...

'E-cigarettes cause nicotine addiction'
Financial Express - May 5, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, touted as a risk-free and healthy alternative to conventional cigarettes, are turning even non-smokers to nicotine addiction, a new study has warned. "First, the risks of e-cigarette use and exposure to vapour are unknown, yet many ... tobacco harm-reduction products, e-cigarettes contribute to primary nicotine ...

Parents thinks it's 'okay' to smoke e-cigarettes around children
TheHealthSite - May 5, 2014

Researchers have showed that many young parents are using electronic cigarettes, and despite any evidence for safety, the vast majority of young adults who have used the devices believe they are less harmful than regular cigarettes.

E-cigarettes: miracle or health risk?
The Guardian - May 5, 2014

It now sells well over 50 reusable e-cigarettes a day at prices, depending on .... And just as their last advertising avenue for tobacco cigarette packets is ...

Do E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit? It Depends on Whom You Ask
Businessweek - May 5, 2014

E-cigarettes are in the middle of an image war. The $1.5 billion e-cig industry says the nicotine vaporizers are a less harmful alternative to smoking tobacco. ... but stopped short of cracking down on advertising or flavored e-cigs that critics say ... An e-cigarette, by contrast, gives [smokers] nicotine in uncontrolled fashion, ...

Electronic cigarettes: Putting toxins in tank
Illawarra Mercury - May 5, 2014

But new research suggests that, even without a match, some popular e-cigarettes get so hot that they, too, can produce a handful of the carcinogens found in cigarettes and at similar levels. A study to be published this month in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research found that the high-power e-cigarettes known as tank systems produce formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, along with the nicotine-laced vapor that their users inhale. The toxin is formed when liquid nicotine and other e-cigarette ingredients are subjected to high temperatures, according to the study.

FDA targets e-cigarettes
The Providence Journal - May 5, 2014

Some studies have detected carcinogens in e-cigarette vapor. ... A ban on advertising the products will begin in the E.U.'s 28 member nations in mid-2016. ... question of whether e-cigarettes should be defined as tobacco products, and thus ...

Vaper's Juice Box Launches to Provide the World's Finest E-Juice to ...
Intercooler - May 5, 2014

... electronic cigarettes. Before this, portable and home vaporizers were used by individuals to inhale flavored e-juice for a calming and rich sensory experience.

SULLUM: 'Tobacco Products' That Aren't
Reason Magazine - May 5, 2014

The first time the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) moved to regulate electronic cigarettes, it tried to ban them. Last month it took a different approach that may ultimately have a similar effect. Much will depend on whether the FDA irrationally decides to treat e-cigarettes as a menace to public health or recognizes them as a lifesaving alternative to conventional cigarettes.

Report: Some e-cigarettes deliver carcinogens
UPI.com - May 4, 2014

Second, half of current users are nonsmokers, suggesting that unlike tobacco harm-reduction products, e-cigarettes contribute to primary nicotine addiction and ...

How Should E-Cigarettes Be Regulated?
New York Times - May 4, 2014

Many anti-smoking activists balked at what was not in the new rules, like a direct ban on flavors that some say lure children to smoking, and more limits on ...

The FDA Must Tread Lightly
New York Times - May 4, 2014

The most recent Food and Drug Administration proposed regulations affecting e-cigarettes raise serious policy and civil liberties questions about the role of government when it attempts to address a societal problem such as smoking.

Opinion: Electronic Cigarettes an Epidemic Threatening the US
Highlight Press - May 4, 2014

It's almost like the tobacco companies casually slid them out right in front of our noses ... use in a manner previously outlawed by tobacco advertising regulation.

81% Of Young Parents Say E-Cigarettes Are Less Harmful To The People Around Them; But Are They Really? [VIDEO]
Medical Daily - May 4, 2014

First, the risks of e-cigarette use and exposure to vapor are unknown, yet many ... unlike tobacco harm-reduction products, e-cigarettes contribute to primary nicotine ... All young adults who tried e-cigarettes reported also trying a menthol or ...

Electronic Cigarettes Not so Safe, Reports Find
Guardian Liberty Voice - May 4, 2014

Contrary to an earlier believed notion that e-cigarettes, unlike traditional smoking products, do not emit deadly second-hand carcinogens. Findings now published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research now claim that the vapors from these devices do indeed discharge formaldehyde, a known cancer causing component found in the liquid nicotine used in the vaporizing devices.

Regulate Flavors and Marketing
New York Times - May 4, 2014

We applaud the Federal Drug Administrations proposal to extend its regulatory authority over e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. Its an important first step, but we believe the F.D.A. can and should do more to regulate how and to whom e-cigarettes are marketed.

Niagara County to ban e-cigarettes from county property
Buffalo News - May 3, 2014

LOCKPORT Niagara County officials intend to ban electronic cigarettes on ... The 1998 law defines smoking as to inhale or exhale the smoke of burning ...

E-cigarettes worry doctors, draw ex-smokers' praise
New Jersey Herald - May 3, 2014

Both were spending a combined $900 per month on tobacco products when, ... Act to include e-cigarettes, lawmakers also banned to sale of any related products to ... While the e-cigarette debate has no easy answers, from the point of view of ...

Editorial: FDA must find balance on e-cigarettes
Las Cruces Sun-News - May 3, 2014

In 2009, Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration wide authority to oversee tobacco products. The agency has moved cautiously in flexing that power. Last week, for the first time, the FDA "deemed" several tobacco products to be under its watch, including cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, hookahs and e-cigarettes. This move is welcome, if overdue. The FDA now has to conduct the tricky work of figuring out when further restrictions, particularly on e-cigarettes, help and when they might actually harm public health.

League of California Cities Board Supports Legislation to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes
Sierra Sun Times - May 2, 2014

On April 24 the League board of directors took action to support two measures that seek to regulate e-cigarettes on the same manner as tobacco products: AB 1500 (Dickenson) and SB 648 (Corbett). Currently, neither federal nor California laws exist that regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products. However, there is some activity at both levels to do so. In the interim, more than 100 California cities and counties have considered ordinances or adopted language in municipal codes that aim to treat e-cigarettes like tobacco cigarettes with regard to business licensing requirements and inclusion in local smoking ordinances. It is important to note that neither AB 1500 nor SB 648 infringe on local control with respect to imposing a more restrictive ordinance on tobacco products.

Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services ...
Insurance News Net (press release) - May 2, 2014

This bill makes it illegal for a minor (under age 18) to buy or possess in public an "electronic nicotine delivery system" ("e-cigarette," which for the ... It tightens the law pertaining to the sale of tobacco cigarettes to minors by extending the ...

SHAPIRO: Don't be seduced by e-cigarettes
Chicago Tribune - May 2, 2014

Addictions can inhibit emotional intensity, artistic urges and love. They act as blockades. Since I quit smoking....When you give up a toxic habit, you leave room for something beautiful to take its place. It shouldn't be electronic cigarettes.

Debate over e-cigarettes increases; so does number of teens buying them
Macomb Daily - May 2, 2014

So far efforts to stop the sale to teens haven’t succeeded. That’s why Michigan Rep. Gail Haines is trying to get a law passed that would ban the sale of the electronic smoking devices to teens. She said they contain nicotine and therefore, should fall...

LETTER: E-cigarettes are full of chemicals
Las Vegas Sun - May 2, 2014

It is not just “vapors.” The liquid that makes up that vapor includes chemicals that have not been tested and ingredients that do not have to be disclosed yet. The liquid also contains nicotine, which is addictive, but it was not until recently that the ...

Nanny state of the week: De Blasio to resurrect attempt at NYC big ...
Watchdog.org - May 2, 2014

He wants a ban on electronic cigarettes, building on Bloomberg's long campaign to make it illegal to smoke traditional cigarettes just about anywhere inside the ...

Editorial: FDA correct to seek regulations on e-cigarettes
The Daily News Online - May 2, 2014

The state could be tougher than the FDA, they say, by approving legislation that would tax e-cigarettes as tobacco products and ban smoking the devices in .

Thank You for Vaping: Libertarians vs. New York City's E-Cig Ban
Reason-by Jim Epstein - May 2, 2014

"[E-cigarettes] are just as important for public health as childhood vaccines, antibiotics, sewer treatment, and water treatment," says anti-smoking activist Bill ...

Poll Shows Ohioans Favorable to Higher Tobacco Tax
NACS Online - May 2, 2014

Sixty-seven percent would approve taxing all tobacco products, including chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes, at the same rate as cigarettes. “It's an extremely ...

FDA's spark: New rules will limit minors' use of e-cigarettes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 2, 2014

That is what happened with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which belatedly has decided to regulate electronic cigarettes as logic and need both ...

Carrollton adopts e-cigarette ban
Star Local Media - May 2, 2014

CARROLLTON – Electronic cigarettes inside or within 20 feet of local retail and restaurant establishments in Carrollton are now banned, the Carrollton City ...

E-cigarettes and the public's health
Columbia Basin Herald - May 2, 2014

In Public Health we work to encourage people to stop smoking or not begin in the first ... Several locations in Washington have banned the use of e-cigarettes in ...

Upshur County Commission Cracks Down on E-Cigarettes
WDTV - May 2, 2014

Thursday, they approved e-cigarettes to be added to the ban in tobacco free zones. This was based on the recommendation from the Upshur County Health ...

US city health officials want tighter restrictions on e-cigarettes
Reuters - May 2, 2014

...an open letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, the Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) ... was signed by public health officials from New York, Los Angeles County, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, ...

ProSmoke Electronic Cigarettes Responds to New FDA Regulations ...
EIN News (press release) - May 2, 2014

ProSmoke, a #1-rated electronic cigarette company, has responded to the latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for the electronic cigarette ...

Corporate Interests Calling the Shots at ALEC Kansas City Meeting
PR Watch - May 2, 2014

Electronic cigarette maker NJOY paid to join ALEC last year, according to ... sold for e-cigarettes is highly poisonous in small doses, especially for children.).

Five myths about e-cigs
Spiked - May 2, 2014

The smoke-like mist they emit contains nicotine, which in itself is relatively ... Vaping was banned in New York and Chicago late last year on the grounds that it ...

VIP 'tones down' latest ads following watchdog rap
Marketing Week (UK) - May 2, 2014

VIP Electronic Cigarettes is to return to television with a “toned down” ad after its ... suggestive comments about the e-cig product, including: “Put it in my mouth.

Now get free open-source 3D printable electronic hookah converter
CIOL - May 2, 2014

TORONTO, CANADA: 180 Smoke, a crowd-sourced electronic cigarette company announced the release of a free 3D printable adapter that allows users to ...

Potential crackdown on online sale of e-cigs
eNCA - May 2, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery powered devices that vaporizes a nicotine laced liquid solution into an aerosol mist which simulates the act of ...

No plans for public e-cigarette ban
MSN UK - May 2, 2014

The Government has "no current plans" to ban people from using electronic ... smoking prevention and cessation by reinforcing and normalising smoking.".

E-cigarette firm responds to complaints with new TV campaign
Prolific North - May 2, 2014

The Advertising Standards Agency banned the ad before 11pm, stating: ... Keep smoking or use the pharma products, that have a low rate of success....

VIDEO: E-Cigarettes Going the Way of Cigarettes?
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition - May 1, 2014

New York and Chicago's bans on e-cigarettes in public places may be the beginning of tougher regulations for the nicotine alternative. Dave Dobbins, chief operating officer at Legacy, an anti-smoking organization, joins the News Hub.

Protecting Teens From the Allure of E-Cigs
Businessweek - May 1, 2014

These include bans on candy flavorings in the nicotine concoctions that e-cigs vaporize ... The theory is that this could make e-cigarettes work better as smoking ... for regular cigarettes, which have been banned from TV and radio for 45 years.

Now That First Step's Been Taken to Control E-Cigarettes, Many ...
Huffington Post - May 1, 2014

The growing popularity of these devices has prompted many local governments to take action, often banning their use in places where anti-smoking (clean air) ...

Vapor Madness
Wall Street Journal – May 1, 2014

The Times wants more, though: a ban on "flavors and colorful packaging," ... states have enacted laws to ban vaping everywhere that smoking is banned--which is ... But the basis for banning cigarette smoking is not that cigarettes look bad; if it ...

Will FDA Regulation Preserve Or Destroy The E-Cigarette Industry?
Forbes - May 1, 2014

After all, the FDA is not trying to ban conventional cigarettes, which are far ... were grandfathered by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the ...

Will FDA Regulation Preserve Or Destroy The E-Cigarette Industry?
IT Business Net - May 1, 2014

The first time the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) moved to regulate electronic cigarettes, it tried to ban them. Last week it took a different approach that may ...

Y gets surround-care contract
La Crosse Tribune - May 1, 2014

This includes e-cigarettes or any other electronic device used to consume tobacco, Associate Principal Anna Curtis said. Copyright 2014 La Crosse Tribune.

Big differences in House & Senate tax bills
BurlingtonFreePress.com - May 1, 2014

The Senate budget kept the snuff tax increase, but rejected the tax on e-cigarettes. The Shumlin administration wasn't ready Thursday to weigh in on the ...

FDA regulations have little effect on local business
Tulsa Business - May 1, 2014

The FDA recently announced a number of proposed regulations for electronic cigarettes. The proposed regulations prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and ...

Students Caught Smoking E-Cigarettes in Class
WKEF ABC22 / FOX45 (Miamisburg, OH) - May 1, 2014

KETTERING -- Students are facing consequences after being caught smoking e-cigarettes in Fairmont High School classrooms. "That's a new problem because there's no odor," said Fairmont High School Principal Dan Vonhandorf, "It was a surprise. I mean thing...

Too quick to put out e-cigs
Gloversville Leader - May 1, 2014

"The issue of e-cigarettes was brought up by a few department heads, and I decided to draft an executive order banning them from our buildings," Montgomery ...

VIDEO: City Health Commissioner Calls on FDA to Step Up E-Cigarette Regulation
NY1 (Time Warner Cable) - May 1, 2014

Mary Bassett says the city has its eye on a new kind of cigarette. ... On Thursday, the city's health commissioner traveled to Washington, where she joined with other municipal health chiefs to call on the FDA to increase its regulation of e-cigarettes.

Teen caught with e-cigarettes suspended from baseball team
KOAT Albuquerque-by Laura Thoren - May 1, 2014

"If I were to smoke through football season that would kill me." Albuquerque Public Schools ... The city recently banned shops from selling e-cigarettes to minors.

Fashion Kills:
Wicked Local Plymouth (blog) - May 1, 2014

For instance there is a movement to regulate advertising to kids regarding E-cigarettes. This may be true, but this product is being made in bubblegum flavor, ...

Special Report: growing electronic cigarette trend
14 WFIE (Evansville, IN) - May 1, 2014

Fruit Stripe gum, chocolate, even cotton candy are some of the flavors that attract customers here at the Vapor Bank in Evansville. "Some of our loyal customers have combined things and turned out that it was a great flavor. So people have fun with tha

Editorial: Rules need to be in place on e-cigarettes in schools
Franklin (IN) Daily Journal - May 1, 2014

Johnson County school districts need to check the wording of policies to make certain all forms are covered. In particular, they need to make sure electronic cigarettes are defined and included with other forms of smoking.

RJ Editorial: Fuming over e-cigarettes
Meriden (CT) Record-Journal - May 1, 2014

we can simply ban the sale of such devices to minors, just as we ban the sale of liquor. The e-cigarette came along quickly and grew into a multibillion-dollar industry well ahead of state and federal efforts to regulate it. But now it’s time.

LA's top doctor wants Washington to regulate e-cigarettes
89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio - May 1, 2014

Director of Public Health for Los Angeles County, Jonathan Fielding, cut short his vacation to join officials from New York, Boston and Chicago in the nation's capitol Thursday to ask the federal government to regulate...big tobacco has been doing more th

Electronic cigarettes need regulations
City College Times - May 1, 2014

... emit a vapor, users argue that this technology should not be classified as smoking, and vapor should be permitted indoors and in various non-smoking areas.

Proposed rules for e-cigarettes are just the start of a longer fight
The Economist - May 3, 2014

These would, among other things, ban sales to children and require firms to list ... The FDA did not propose banning flavours or advertising, but may do so in future. ... E-cigarettes may feed smokers' addiction when they cannot puff tobacco, ...

Still Legal: Eating Pets, Trading Ivory and Smoking E-Cigs in Public
Honolulu Civil Beat - May 1, 2014

Looking to try alternative cuisine in Hawaii? Kittens and canine companions are still on the menu. State lawmakers failed to pass legislation this session that ...

Bill would ban e-cigarette use indoors in Delaware
The News Journal - May 1, 2014

The legislation adds the trendy devices that emits mist of nicotine and chemical vapors to Delaware's 2002 Clean Indoor Air Act, which bans smoking in ...

FDA inhales more authority
Chico News & Review - May 1, 2014

“This proposed rule is the latest step in our efforts to make the next generation tobacco-free,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a ...

Los Angeles officials praise FDA ruling on e-cigarettes
Park Labrea News/Beverly Press - May 1, 2014

The Los Angeles City Council on March 4 approved a ban on smoking ... parks, beaches and other locations where cigarette and tobacco smoking is prohibited.

Coronado Unified School District Board Update
Coronado Eagle and Journal - May 1, 2014

In another action, the Board added E-Cigarettes to the district's policy prohibiting tobacco and nicotine products from the district's schools. Superintendent Dr....

RJ Editorial: Fuming over e-cigarettes
Meriden Record-Journal - May 1, 2014

But action is being taken: Blumenthal wants the federal government to ban such ... cigarettes and put more money into smoking prevention and cessation efforts.

Big Cities Health Coalition Weighs In On Smoldering E-Cigarettes ...
MarketWatch - May 1, 2014

E-cigarette advertising is increasing in volume and prominence. E-cigarette ... E-cigarettes are not required to display any health warnings. The Big Cities Health ...

KRISTOF: Job Crushing or Lifesaving?
New York Times - May 1, 2014

So the next time you hear people denouncing “job-killing regulations,” remember that if there had been tighter regulations, smokers might not be dying every six seconds, and Amber Rose might still be alive. Wouldn’t that be worth 57 cents?

Electronic cigarettes may cause, worsen respiratory diseases ...
PR Web (press release) - May 1, 2014

Researchers examined particles emitted by e-cigarettes, an alternative nicotine delivery device, to understand what a user inhales and how these particles may ...

States step into breach on e-cigarettes
Politico - May 1, 2014

It took the federal government five years simply to make a move to regulate electronic cigarettes. States, however, have been moving forward ...

ALLAN: Local Health Depts. Driving Change Toward E-Cigarette Regulation
Roll Call - May 1, 2014

Can we say with certainty that without broader regulation we can continue to protect the public’s health and safety? Local health departments aren’t taking that chance, and neither should the FDA. We need more Congressional support on both sides of the a

E-Cigarette Makers Going After Youth, Report Finds
KCEN-TV - May 1, 2014

Even some public health experts say e-cigarettes may be a useful alternative to burned tobacco cigarettes for smokers. But they also agree that it would be bad ...

New Report on Electronic Cigarettes Underscores Critical Need for ...
Virtual Press Office (press release) - May 1, 2014

If current trends continue, U.S. sales of e-cigarettes are expected to surpass $10 ... Far and away, blu spent the most money on paid e-cigarette advertising during ... "Legacy's research is further proof that Big Tobacco is targeting children in ...

ProVape Starts a Vapor Blog
PR.com (press release) - May 1, 2014

About e-cigs - The electronic cigarette (or e-cig) is a device consisting of a battery and a heating element. When activated, the heating element boils a small ...

Like the Map at the Mall Says ... You Are Here
OpEdNews - May 1, 2014

If the deeming regulations go into law as written, within three to four years virtually all the e-cigs in use today will be banned, and Ms. Herzog's projection about ...

Vaporin Supports FDA Regulation of Electronic Cigarette Industry
EIN News (press release) - May 1, 2014

The proposal by the FDA details, among other important initiatives, a ban on the sale of ... Vaporin is not just an alternative to traditional smoking, but a lifestyle.

More Localities Adding E-Cigarettes to Indoor Smoking Bans
NACS Online - May 1, 2014

CHICAGO – An electronic cigarette ban inside nearly all public buildings in Chicago took effect earlier this week, CBS Chicago reports. The Chicago City ...

E-Cigarette Companies Reaching More Youth In Spite of Regulations
Techsonia - May 1, 2014

Despite claiming that they welcome new regulations that prevent them from selling to non-smoking teenagers, they spent $39 million between June to November ...

Chicago snuffs public smoking of e-cigarettes
Columbus Dispatch - May 1, 2014

It went into effect a week after the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to regulate e-cigarettes for the first time by banning sales to minors and ...

Our Opinion: FDA's caution a wise move
Times-Mail (subscription) - May 1, 2014

Coming in a rainbow of colors and tempting flavors, e-cigarettes are exploding on the market drawing in too many young people. The goal is to hook them in by ...

Editorial: Rules need to be in place on e-cigarettes in schools
Daily Journal – April 30, 2014

Smoking is smoking, no matter the medium; and Johnson County school ... new, and many schools haven't updated student handbooks or policies banning ...

E-cigarettes banned on campus | Chips
lutherchips.com – May 1, 2014

14 hours ago - Luther College has been a smoke-free campus for several years, and ... updated with a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).

Boston health commissioner urges FDA to take tougher stance on e ...
Boston Globe - May 1, 2014

Boston and 51 other municipalities in the state have enacted bans on the use of e-cigarettes in any locations that are smoke-free, including bars, public parks, ...

Prudence demands restrictions on e-cigarettes
MinnPost.com - May 1, 2014

In the Minnesota Legislature, lawmakers have proposed updating the statewide smoke-free law so that it applies to e-cigarettes. This move is a scientifically ...

Doctor: E-Cigarettes Shouldn't Be Used Long Term
CBS Local - May 1, 2014

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - While science is still being gathered on the potential dangers of e-cigarettes, what are smokers who want to quit supposed to do...

Too quick to put out e-cigs
Gloversville Leader - May 1, 2014

"The issue of e-cigarettes was brought up by a few department heads, and I decided to draft an executive order banning them from our buildings," Montgomery ...

Bassett to call for greater regulation of e-cigs, marketing
Capital New York - May 1, 2014

“Their marketing practices are particularly repugnant, as some advertise themselves as an affront to life-saving smoke-free air laws, and their ads are often ...

"E-cigs" keep selling in Albany region, while New York and FDA play ...
Albany Business Review (blog) - May 1, 2014

Sandra Tucker, manager of the Smokers Choice store in Latham, New York, ... New York also is considering banning e-cigarettes from public places, under a ...

MORRISON: FDA correct to seek regulations on e-cigarettes
Watertown (NY) Daily Times - May 1, 2014

The reality is that we don’t know where to draw the line about how to use e-cigarettes safely. Not enough research has been conducted to state definitively what dangers they pose under certain conditions. So the FDA should treat the devices like any other...

Tobacco policy lacks teeth
SHSU Houstonian Online - May 1, 2014

A “smoke-free workplace” in policy reduces the health insurance burden for full-time university employees, whether or not their workplace is actually free of ...

Lawmakers support child-proof packaging for e-cigarette gels
VTDigger.org – April 30, 2014

Vermont lawmakers backed a proposal Wednesday to make it harder for children to ingest liquid nicotine gels used in e-cigarettes. Rep. Patti Komline, R-Dorset, introduced an amendment to require child-proof packaging on the replaceable liquid nicotine

Granary Art Gallery workshops draw community support
Daily Herald – April 30, 2014

Jana Smith, representing public health department reported on possible health-related problems with the use of electronic cigarettes. According to recent reports ...

Use balanced regulation for e-cigarettes
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com – April 30, 2014

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require ... Considering the nation's history of cigarette smoking and the belated ....

No Licenses Required For E-Cigarettes
Valley News Live – April 30, 2014

The F.D.A. is proposing new regulations that would include ways to eliminate sales of E-cigs to minors by not allowing them sold in vending machines and ...

Up in smoke? Alamance e-cigarette store operators concerned ...
Burlington Times News – April 30, 2014

After 35 years of smoking, Ralph Easter switched to electric cigarettes in 2012 and ... The proposed regulations would not ban any e-liquid flavors — which can ...

Users not happy about new e-cigarette regulations in NYC, Chicago
Oneida Dispatch – April 30, 2014

The New York ban, along with similar measures in Chicago and Los Angeles and ... say they are aimed at preventing the re-acceptance of smoking as a societal ...

NYC bans e-cigs in public establishments (sorry GWAR)
Brooklyn Vegan (blog) – April 30, 2014

In a stroke of bad luck for Mount Baker Vapors, New York City has amended the 2002 Smoke-Free Air Act to ban e-cigarettes from offices, restaurants, parks, ...

Tobacco interests are stepping up their lobbying spend in New York.
Capital New York – April 30, 2014

E-cigarettes are still lightly regulated outside the city and the tobacco industry ... has submitted a bill that would require pharmacies to keep tobacco displays out of ... making the case for why their product was safer than the average cigarette.

E-cigarettes banned in Chicago, Rockford wonders who's next
WREX-TV – April 30, 2014

ROCKFORD (WREX) - When it comes to banning people from using cigarettes ... For many e-cigarettes were a way around the indoor smoking ban, but with ...

Summary of the newly proposed e-cig regulations
Lexology (registration) – April 30, 2014

In this post, we will provide a broad summary of the much-anticipated e-cig regulations ... The development of the FDA's new e-cigarette regulations should be of ...

GWAR Debuts Signature E-Cig Vaping Fluids: 'We Only Use Freshly ...
Radio.com News – April 30, 2014

After enjoying a brief honeymoon period, electronic cigarettes that allows users to enjoy nicotine through “vaping” instead of smoking have recently come under ...

Delay in FDA regulations for e-cigs is strange
Yuma Sun – April 30, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed new regulations for e-cigarettes, which have grown into a $2 billion a year enterprise. E-cigarettes are ..

Potential smoking ban sparks mixed reviews from students
Chargerbulletin - April 30, 2014

The University of New Haven may be the next university to join the smoke-free/tobacco-free campus trend sweeping the nation. The push for smoke-free/tobacco-free campuses is a growing national movement. A 2013 report from the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights showed that almost 20 college campuses in Massachusetts were entirely smoke-free, including all four campuses of Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Harvard. A full list released by the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation in January 2014 showed that there are at least 1,182 smoke-free campuses nationwide. Of these, 811 are also 100 percent tobacco-free. Quinnipiacs North Haven Campus is the only college campus in Connecticut that has a 100 percent smoke-free/tobacco-free policy in place at this time.

Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.
Baltimore Sun – April 30, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it's seeking ... Hallett, executive director of the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

Berkeley seniors and founders of e-cigarette company talk entrepreneurial spirit at UC Berkeley
Daily Californian - April 30, 2014

UC Berkeley has recently been noted as a college with a powerhouse entrepreneurship program by the news website Mashable. Long before this, however, student-entrepreneurs Ben Einstein, Sean Linehan and Davy Li recognized and capitalized on the opportunities offered by UC Berkeley to its budding entrepreneurs. The team will soon launch a product recommendation site, Einstein, while Einstein and Linehan have also developed and released BEX, an electronic cigarette.

State Should Ban E-Cig Sales To Minors
Hartford Courant - April 30, 2014

One reason for their action was the lack of federal regulation of e-cigarettes. ... in the previous month also smoked at least one tobacco cigarette during that time.

Delaware Lawmakers Target Electronic Cigarettes
WBOC TV 16 - April 30, 2014

Delaware lawmakers have introduced a bill adding electronic cigarettes to the state's indoor smoking ban. The bill introduced Tuesday revises the Clean Indoor Air Act to prohibit the operation of electronic cigarettes in public places where tobacco smoking is ...

Include e-cigs in school smoking policies ($$)
Vincennes Sun Commercial - April 30, 2014

Smoking is smoking, no matter the medium. School districts need to check the wording of policies to make certain that all forms are covered. In particular, they need to make sure electronic cigarettes are defined and included with other forms of smoking. Thankfully, the Bartholomew Consolidated and Flat Rock-Hawcreek school corporations have language in their school policies that address this issue.

Iowa legislature passes ban on e-cigs for minors
WQAD.com -- Quad Cities News & Weather from WQAD - April 30, 2014

Possessing tobacco, e-cigarettes or vapor products could result in a fine of $50. Retailers caught selling to minors face penalties of $100 for a first offense, $250 ...

UK Holds Smoke-Free Conference
WUKY - April 30, 2014

In addition to awards, the conference featured talks on e-cigarettes, smoking in the workplace, and other subjects. Dr. Todd says the cause has gained ground in ...

E-cig sellers look to a future of regulations
The Salem News - April 30, 2014

The website for North Shore Vapors in Salem says it all: Stop smoking and start vaping today, because vapor tastes better than smoke, and vapor won't kill you.

Ken Braun: Taxing e-cigarettes like tobacco would result in more ...
MLive.com - April 30, 2014

E-cigs are not tobacco, and the confusion on this point could kill people. Gov. Rick Snyder says he wants equal regulations for e-cigarettes. But he is dodging ...

Legislators, don't pick winners and losers in the vaping market
Minneapolis Star Tribune - April 30, 2014

Minnesota's retailers are leaders in preventing youth access to tobacco and e-cigarette products. Collaborative efforts to extend the downward trend in youth ...

Session goes on as more amendments are attached
Omaha World-Herald - April 30, 2014

The ban also includes the sale of fruit-flavored non-nicotine e-cigarettes to minors. The Senate passed it Monday, and the House accepted the bill on Tuesday

Bloomberg's final tobacco crackdown: Vaping is now as forbidden as smoking
Salon - April 30, 2014

Bloomberg may have left the mayors office, but his laws are still rolling out. The most recent one to go into effect is the ban on vaping the digital equivalent of smoking electronic cigarettes inside public spaces such as bars, restaurants and parks.

New York state legistators aim to ban e-cigarettes
UPI.com - April 30, 2014

An electronic cigarettes package is seen in Washington, D.C. on April 24, 2014. On Thursday, the FDA proposed rules that call for strict regulation of electronic ...

Findlay may consider e-cigarette ban
1370 WSPD - April 30, 2014

The Findlay Health Department is hoping Findlay will be the first municipality in Ohio to ban e-cigarettes. The Findlay Courier reports that a City Council meeting ...

Gov. Fallin vetoes 15 House bills
Edmond Sun April 30, 2014

... Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, liquor industry regulations and a bill that ... tax cut, pension reform measures and a ban on youth access to e-cigarettes, ...

VOLCANO Fine Electronic Cigarettes Issues Statement on ...
PR Newswire (press release) - April 30, 2014

HONOLULU, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VOLCANO Fine Electronic Cigarettes, one of the nation's first electronic cigarette distributors and retailers, issued ...

Breathing a Sigh of Relief on Electronic Cigarette Regulations ...
SmallCap Network - April 30, 2014

Inhaling and digesting all of the recent electronic cigarette news or news from ... could lead to nicotine addiction, either through e-cigarettes or as a gateway to tobacco. ... Red and Menthol varieties of premium disposable electronic cigarettes.

Rail Agencies Adopting Smoking Policies to Cover E-Cigarettes
Legal Examiner - April 30, 2014

FDA has not yet attempted to control the use and sale of electronic cigarettes, but many transit agencies around the US are getting ahead of the game. They are starting to adopt regulatory policies that treat e-cigarettes the same as regular tobacco products.

Everyone Is Asking the Wrong Questions About E-Cigarettes
The New Republic - April 29, 2014

If they had no desire to quit, there is no reason to think that use of e-cigs would make it more likely. In fact, the authors reported that intention to quit did predict ...

E-cigarettes may worsen asthma, respiratory disease among youth
Healio - April 30, 2014

Vapors from electronic cigarettes may contain chemicals that have the potential to worsen acute respiratory diseases, such as asthma and bronchitis among adolescents and young adults, according to a press release.

E-Cigarettes May Cause, Worsen Respiratory Diseases, Among Youth
Newswise (press release) - April 30, 2014

Electronic cigarette vapors are made of small particles containing chemicals that may cause or worsen acute respiratory diseases, including asthma and bronchitis, among youth, according to a new study by RTI International.

Government 'proposing to ban e-cigarettes' from public spaces
ITV News - April 30, 2014

The Department Of Health has discussed banning electronic cigarettes from all public spaces in England, a leading e-cigarette company has said.

France looks set to ban e-cigarettes in public
The Local.fr - April 30, 2014

E-cigarettes could soon be banned from public places , such as bars and cafes, in France, as the countrys health minister reiterated her desire to tighten the laws around the use of the devices.

E-cigarette ban for Caerphilly council staff
BBC News - April 30, 2014

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, which covers Caerphilly, has already banned e-cigarettes. The Welsh government has said it will prohibit their use in ...

CDC director explains what he hates about electronic cigarettes
Los Angeles Times April 29, 2014

E-cigarettes are a tobacco product, he said. ... [Updated at 5:46 p.m. PDT April 29: The nicotine burned in an e-cigarette may be extracted from a tobacco plant, ... it would begin regulating electronic cigarettes by forbidding sales to minors and ...

Cancer's (not) smoking gun: BU, UCLA researchers say e-cigs still ...
Daily Free Press (subscription) - April 29, 2014

Electronic cigarettes operate based on what seems to be a simple assumption: Tobacco products can cause serious health problems, so removing the tobacco ...

Proposed regulation of e-cigarettes lights up debate
Poughkeepsie Journal - April 29, 2014

New York already bans sales of e-cigarettes to people under 18. The federal agency wants to go further by requiring warning labels and making manufacturers ...

Lawmakers seek tobacco-like restrictions on e-cigs
State Column - April 29, 2014

Just when you thought it might be safe to light up your e-cigarette in your local watering hole, think again: As New York city's ban on e-cigs in public places takes ...

Our View: State needs to take action on e-cigs
St. Cloud Times - April 29, 2014

The No. 1 lesson from America's half-century battle with smoking is consumers should know exactly what they are inhaling and for the safety of those nearby ...

Del. Lawmakers Look to Ban Use of E-Cigs in Indoor Public Places
WBOC TV 16 - April 29, 2014

If the bill state lawmakers are now considering passes, using e-cigs would be banned all over Delaware in places like restaurants, bars and many, many other ...

Bill seeks to make e-cigarettes subject to Delaware's indoor smoking ...
WDDE 91.1 FM | Delaware's NPR News station - April 29, 2014

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers are working to ban e-cigarettes from places like bars and restaurants. The bill being introduced Tuesday would add e-cigs ...

RCSC places restrictions on electronic cigarette use
YourWestValley.com - April 29, 2014

Smoking electronic cigarettes is now banned in Recreation Centers of Sun City facilities except for designated smoking areas. Additionally, public use of the devices has been prohibited in the states of New Jersey, Utah and North Dakota, as well as 24 counties in states such as West Virginia and Kentucky, according to a report by the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.

Should E-cigarettes Be Allowed In The Workplace?
Forbes - April 29, 2014

But critics of the $2-billion-a-year e-cigarette industry, like the American Lung Association and the non-profit Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, say that preliminary studies show that dangerous toxins could be present in the exhaled vapor.

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French Morning - April 29, 2014

... de l'American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. Alors que le degr?e nocivit?es cigarettes ?ctroniques fait d?t, la Federal Drug Administration a ...

Blumenthal and Yale-New Haven doctors push for stricter e ...
New Haven Register - April 29, 2014

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., calls for further action restricting the sale and use of e-cigarettes during a press conference at Smilow Cancer Hospital ...

Some bills die as Legislature nears its close
Maui News - April 29, 2014

Electronic cigarettes. A pair of bills that aimed to discourage smoking fizzled. SB 2475 would have regulated and taxed electronic cigarettes - and restricted their ...

Chicago indoor e-cigarette smoking ban takes effect today
Chicago Tribune - April 29, 2014

... to begin regulating e-cigarettes for the first time by banning sales to minors and requiring ... Emanuel pushed the city rules in part on the grounds e-cigarettes are ... outlawing e-cigarette use inside will be a boon to big tobacco companies.

Chicago's E-Cigarette Indoor Ban Takes Effect
Chicagoist - April 29, 2014

An ordinance regulating electronic cigarettes in the same manner as tobacco products in Chicago takes effect Tuesday, making Chicago one of the largest cities in the nation to impose restrictions on the increasingly popular vaping devices.

Ban On Indoor Use Of E-Cigarettes Begins In Chicago [VIDEO]
CBS Local - April 29, 2014

Earlier this year, the City Council voted to add e-cigarettes to the city's indoor smoking ban, which prohibits smoking in bars, restaurants, and inside most other ...

Iowa Senate Bans Minor's Access to E-Cigarettes
KCRG - April 29, 2014

House File 2109 would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors as well as the ... the ban to include the sale of fruit-flavored, nicotine-free e-cigarettes to children.

Senate bans minors' access to e-cigarettes
Quad City Times - April 29, 2014

DES MOINES The Iowa Senate voted 37-12 Monday to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine products to minors in Iowa. House File ...

Senate Bill 109 - What Does it Mean for E-Cig Retailers?
SurfKY News - April 29, 2014

Steve Beshear finalized the Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarettes) Senate Bill 109 April 25 preventing the sale of electronic cigarettes to those under the age of 18 ...

Danville amending smoking ban ordinance to include e-cigarettes
Central Kentucky News - April 29, 2014

Danville City Commission voted Monday to approve first reading of an ordinance amending an existing smoking ban to include electronic cigarettes.

Benefits in e-cigs
Retriever April 29, 2014

Under UMBC's smoking policy, however, electronic cigarettes are not banned. ... produces smoke when burned, including substances that have no tobacco. ... In fact, some e-cigarette users forego nicotine entirely, instead opting for flavored ...

The Box Is Banned, AG Debates, High School Graduation Rates ...
WYPR - April 29, 2014

E-Cigarette Legislation Goes Before City Council: Also at yesterdays Baltimore City Council meeting, lawmakers got a first look at a bill that would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes wherever smoking is forbidden. The bill was introduced by City Councilman James Kraft. It would also extend the laws that regulate tobacco distribution to e-cigarettes. The Daily Record notes that a similar bill died in the General Assembly this year.

Bill would define e-cigarettes as tobacco products in Michigan
Michigan Radio - April 29, 2014

It does not tax e-cigarettes and it does not limit adult use, said bill sponsor state Rep. Gail Haines ... Rick Snyder has said about regulating e-cigarettes. He has ...

Youth not just blowing smoke at Capitol
Marshall Independent - April 29, 2014

A group of Marshall High School students took a trip to the Cities last week, but it wasn't for a concert or for shopping at Mall of America or to see the farm babies exhibit at the Minnesota Zoo. "The visit was important because we believe that by talking to our legislators, we could help pass the bill to regulate the use of e-cigs and the smoke-free foster ...

Ban on E-cigarettes takes effect today
Capital New York - April 29, 2014

New Yorkers are no longer allowed to smoke electronic cigarettes in any place where smoking regular cigarettes is prohibited, including bars, restaurants, offices, parks and beaches. The amendment to the Smoke-Free Air Act, a 2002 law, takes effect today and means that electronic cigarettes are now treated the same as regular cigarettes. Last month, Reuters reported that the advocacy group New York City Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment asked the state Supreme Court to void the law, arguing the new legislation was in breach of the "one-subject rule" in both the state constitution and the city charter.

E-Cigs Now Banned In NYC Wherever Smoking Is Prohibited
Gothamist - April 29, 2014

At 12:01 this morning it became illegal to use e-cigarettes in New York City anywhere traditional cigarettes are banned. Now lawmakers in Albany want to extend ...

E-Smokers Stage 'Vape-In' to Protest NYC Ban
ABC News - April 29, 2014

More than 300 e-smokers showed up for a "vape-in" at Manhattan's Museum of Sex Monday night to protest a New York City ban on indoor e-cigarette smoking. They thumbed their noses at e-cigarette prohibitionists by dancing and vaping the night away until well past midnight, when the ban went into effect.

New York City 'Vape-In' Protests Just-Enacted E-Cig Ban
Newsweek - April 29, 2014

But those present consisted of vapers, what users of e-cigarettes and higher-tech nicotine-vaporizing devices call themselves, and they gathered to protest the ...

New York City vape-in photo essay
The Verge - April 29, 2014

The three-hour vape-in was held at Play, the lounge attached to the Museum ... Ladell McLin, a musician who quit smoking six months ago by picking up vaping.

New York Today: Here Comes the Rain
New York Times April 29, 2014

What you need to know for Tuesday: A rainstorm arrives, e-cigarette regulations go into effect, and children count glass eels.

No 'vaping' in bars: New York City bans e-cigarettes from public places
Daily Mail - April 29, 2014

New regulations on popular electronic cigarettes are set to take effect in New York City on Tuesday, and vendors who sell the dozens of different brands of ...

Blowing smoke: Times makes silly, one-sided claims about e-cigs
Watchdog.org - April 29, 2014

In its story on the new regulations, the Times explained how it came upon the information before the FDA released it to the public: F.D.A. officials gave journalists an outline of the new rules on Wednesday, but required that they not talk to industry or public health groups until after Thursdays formal release of the document.

Albany moves to ban e-cigs in public after city's ban
New York Post April 29, 2014

State lawmakers believe that if e-cigarette vapor is bad for New York City, its also no good for Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. In an effort to crack down on the vaping craze, the Legislature is set to follow in the Big Apple's footsteps and ban e-cigs in public places, backers of the bill said ...

County Administration Seeking to Ban E-Cigs; Vapers Vow a Fight
Niagarafallsreporter.com - April 29, 2014

Niagara County officials are planning to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on county property, the Niagara Falls Reporter has learned. The move, spearheaded by County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz and human resources head Peter Lopes, was discussed at length at a meeting of county department heads and public works officials in late March. The use of e-cigarettes, also known as "vaping," is widely credited with helping people to quit smoking.

NYC law treats e-cigarettes like traditional cigarettes
Washington Post - April 29, 2014

A New York City law will ban electronic cigarettes and nicotine vaporizing devices in bars, restaurants and public parks.

Did You Njoy Your Last Legal E-Puffs of E-Smoke E-ndoors?
The Awl-by Matt Buchanan - April 29, 2014

puffffff One of Bloomberg's parting legislative gifts to New Yorkers, a ban on electronic cigarettes anywhere that analog (is that what the kids call it? idk) smoking ...

Tulsa World Editorial: Vaping sales ban for kids is good, but not good enough
Tulsa World - April 29, 2014

As of Nov. 1, it will be illegal to sell electronic cigarettes or similar "vaping" products to anyone under age 18 in the state. Electronic cigarettes are a new fad. They use batteries to heat a liquid that typically includes nicotine for inhaling. Users get the rush of a cigarette without the tar or carbon monoxide.

Last Push to Pass Bills in the Vermont Statehouse
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22 - April 29, 2014

The House's version had to raise slightly less than that, and proposed to do so with a tax on e-cigarettes and snuff. The Senate Finance committee will need to ...

NYC, Chicago Implement E-Cigarette Regulations, Citing Health ...
Medical Daily - April 29, 2014

Today is the first day that the indoor e-cigarette ban will be put into motion in Chicago, one of several cities taking steps to subject vaping to the same regulations ...

Editorial: Welcomed caution on e-cigarettes ($$)
Reporter-Times - April 29, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration already has its hands all over the advertising and sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products. And rightly so. Smoking ...

Triangle research will help guide new e-cigarette regulations
News & Observer - April 29, 2014

DURHAM When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled its long-awaited draft regulations for e-cigarettes last week, it quickly became clear that the proposal left several regulatory blanks to be filled in.

Plymouth expert: No evidence that e-cigarettes harm health
Plymouth Herald - April 29, 2014

E-cigs are new and the products themselves are evolving and changing, which means that reliable, peer-reviewed evidence about their long-term use is not yet ...

Vaporin Appoints James J. Martin as Chief Financial Officer
EIN News (press release) - April 29, 2014

Vaporin, Inc. (OTCQB: VAPO), a distributor and marketer of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, e-liquids and e-hookah products, today announced the appointment ...

Users bemoan e-cigarette bans in NYC, Chicago
Bismarck Tribune - April 29, 2014

Proponents say they're aimed at preventing the re-glamorization of smoking particularly among teenagers who could see them as a gateway to tobacco-based ...

Nonprofit Legacy applauds FDA's first steps in e-cigarette regulations
PRWeek - April 28, 2014

WASHINGTON: Anti-smoking nonprofit Legacy is pleased with the Food and Drug Administrations first moves to regulate the e-cigarette industry by banning sales to minors, but the organization believes more should be done in the future.

Oklahoma at the Front Lines of The E-Cigarette Debate and Other ...
TIME - April 28, 2014

Are e-cigarettes the ultimate tobacco cessation tool or merely a fruity-flavored gateway to a new generation of addiction, illness, and health care costs? The front ...

Crackdowns on e-cigarettes worry Sonoma County users
Petaluma Argus Courier April 28, 2014

E-cigarettes are different, said Scribner, 49, who said he was able to kick a decades-old smoking habit with the electronic inhalers that simulate and substitute ...

New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco Implementing Electronic Cigarette Laws: Millions protected from exposure to e-cigarette secondhand aerosol
PRNewswire-USNewswire - April 28, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights: On April 29, 2014, New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco will implement laws that prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in smokefree environments. Each of these cities amended existing smokefree laws to include these new electronic smoking devices, which include vape pens, e-hookahs, and e-cigarettes, as products that are not permitted for use in smokefree areas. In addition, the California cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach implemented similar laws earlier this month. Roughly 17 million residents who live in these cities will be affected by these new protections. "Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights supports the inclusion of e-cigarettes and similar electronic smoking devices in smokefree laws," said Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director. "The science on the constituents of the secondhand aerosol indicates that hazardous pollutants are emitted into the air including lead, chromium, nicotine, and propylene glycol, along with other ultrafine particles and volatile organic compounds. These laws are designed to protect worker and patron health and safety." …

Administration faces challenges in implementation of tobacco-free ...
StateHornet.com - April 28, 2014

While a new tobacco-free policy is set to take effect in fall 2015, Sacramento State faces challenges in the early planning and development of a comprehensive policy. Under the new policy all types of smoking could be banned, including smoke-free devices such as e-cigarettes. Kepley said although an official decision has not been made on e-cigarettes, the university will likely ban them. ...

Legislators crack down on e-cigarette liquids
The Columbiachronicle - April 28, 2014

Gabel said she was inspired to introduce the bill after a physician pointed out the dangers of e-cigarettes, which are generally assumed to be healthier than ...

Today in the Iowa Legislature: April 28, 2014
DesMoinesRegister.com - April 28, 2014

On the floor, the Senate has five bills scheduled for debate, including the bill regulating electronic cigarettes that the House passed way back in February and ...

Louisiana House Passes Bill Outlawing E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
NACS Online - April 28, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. A bill outlawing the sale of electronic cigarettes or other alternative nicotine products to minors passed unanimously in the Louisiana House last week, according to the Times-Picayune.

Local health officials: Grassroots regulation of e-cigarettes needed
Berkshire Eagle - April 28, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to extend its authority over the sale of tobacco products to include e-cigarettes and nicotine delivery devices such ...

Michigan Lawmakers May Get Tougher on E-Cigarettes
News Radio Wood - April 28, 2014

A house committee Tuesday takes up legislation that would redefine 'e-cigarettes' as a 'tobacco product,' but it would not be subject to the state's tobacco tax.

FDA regulation on e-cigarettes might not affect Columbia shops
Columbia Missourian - April 28, 2014

Under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the FDA currently regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless ...

Legislator Opposes Use Of E-Cigs On Oneida County Property
WIBX AM 950 - April 28, 2014

Paparella says the safety of e-cigarettes is still unknown. He says every ... The FDA announced plans last week to regulate e-cigarettes and ban sales to minors.

Should minors have access to e-cigarettes? ($$)
Hamilton Journal News - April 28, 2014

They may look like cigarettes and contain nicotine, but so far electronic cigarettes have remained unregulated. But last week the FDA announced plans to expand its authority to include these devices that contain replaceable cartridges of liquid nicotine that come in tobacco and menthol flavors as well as many others including cherry, chocolate, vanilla and mango.

Is secondhand vapor bad for you?
Vox - April 28, 2014

Some research suggests e-cigarette vapor contaminates the air with nicotine and toxins, but the health effects of exposure to these secondhand chemicals remains unclear. Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers found e-cigarette vapor leaves nicotine in indoor environments, but they didn't find significant traces of tobacco-based toxins like carbon monoxide. And conventional cigarettes, they found, left 10 times more nicotine than e-cigarettes. But the study, the authors cautioned, looked at a limited number of chemicals.

Blujuice Respond to New Research on Vaping for Non-Smokers
SourceWire (press release) - April 28, 2014

Leading e liquid providers, Blujuice, have commented on new research clearing e cigarettes of the rumoured link to non-smokers taking up vaping after they have renormalised smoking. According to new research into the effects of e cigarettes and those who opt for vaping, fears of non-smokers taking up e cigarettes have been hugely overblown with only 1% of those polled by YouGov and Ash having actually tried vaping. Along tobacco smokers, however, more than 2 million now regularly smoke with tobacco-free e liquid cigarettes, exploding threefold since 2012.

FDA Proposes Rule to Regulate E-Cigarettes
Pharmacy Times - April 28, 2014

The agency's proposal would lead to regulation of e-cigarettes as well as other currently unregulated tobacco products, such as cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine ...

E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation
Casper Star-Tribune Online - April 28, 2014

E-cigarettes are plastic or metal tubes, usually the size of a cigarette, that heat a ... While some companies are limiting offerings to tobacco and menthol flavors, ...

E-cigarette use rising
WebMD.Boots.com - April 28, 2014

Among current smokers, 48% want to help reduce tobacco use, but not stop ... "While it is important to control the advertising of electronic cigarettes to make sure ...

Two child health threats in the news: e-cigarettes, rising autism rates
AAP News (subscription) - April 28, 2014

With the evidence that 90% of people start using tobacco before age 21, the ... Although manufacturers claim to focus their advertising on the adult market, they often ... The number of calls to poison control centers due to e-cigarette exposure ...

E-Cig FDA regs are a mere slap on the wrist to industry: business as ...
UK Progressive Magazine - April 28, 2014

... FDA's issuance Thursday of proposed federal regulation of electronic cigarettes, ... including electronic cigarettes, pipe tobacco, and hookah, among others.

Proposed E-Cigarette Rules Would Allow Advertising
NACS Online - April 28, 2014

WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration is not going to stand in Madison Avenue's way when it comes to the marketing of e-cigarettes, says Ad Age. Last weeks announcement of proposed rules regulating e-cigarettes is likely to have little effect on the industry's trajectory, including the marketing dollars pouring into e-cigarette promotion.
Notably, FDA did not weigh in on advertising restrictions. That means the TV commercials, radio spots, print ads, billboards, NASCAR sponsorships and other campaigns will continue. This represents a stark departure from expectations last year, when analysts and some industry insiders assumed the FDA would try to knock e-cigarette commercials off the air and set other boundaries. Last fall, a tobacco industry analyst referred to a TV ban as a "no brainer."

Come to Reason's 'Thank You for Vaping' Event Tonight at New Yorks Museum of Sex
Reason (blog) - April 28, 2014

New York City's asinine ban on electronic cigarettes goes into effect tonight at midnight, so Reason is marking the occasion by co-hosting a vape-in at the wonderful Museum of Sex beginning a 9:00 p.m. ET, and continuing through a countdown/vape-off at midnight. From the event write-up: Join Reason, The Museum of Sex and the Henley Vaporium for a celebration of the important role e-cigarettes can play in reducing harm from smoking and the dangers of NYC's ban on vaping in public places. . Featuring, at 9:30 p.m., Bill Godshall, Director of SmokeFree Pennsylvania, in interview with journalist and Willpower co-author John Tierney (See John's article about e-cigarettes), followed by Talia Eisenberg, co-founder of the Henley Vaporium.

E-cigarette use has tripled in the UK
OnMedica - April 28, 2014

A further 48% say it's to help them 'keep off tobacco'. The main ... While it is important to control the advertising of electronic cigarettes to make sure children and ...

Non-smokers shunning e-cigarettes
NHS Choices - April 28, 2014

E-cigarette users have tripled to 2 million since 2012, The Guardian reports. This is just one of the findings from a survey by anti-tobacco public health charity ... for the advertising of e-cigarettes, including measures to protect young people, .

Scottish Borders electronic cigarette ban decision delayed
BBC News - April 28, 2014

Scottish Borders electronic cigarette ban decision delayed ... on whether to ban electronic cigarettes from licensed premises in the Borders. ... Scottish Borders licensing board said it did not have enough information to reach a decision.

Five-fold rise in e-cigarette smokers in Scotland
Scotsman - April 27, 2014

A survey by YouGov found that the percentage of adult smokers who said they used e-cigarettes rose from 3 per cent in 2010 to 17 per cent this year.

Dangers of sweet-tasting liquid that fuels e-cigs
Philly.com - April 27, 2014

Heated discussion of e-cigarettes - and there will be plenty of it, given the U.S. Food and ... E-cigarette companies, many of which are owned by the big tobacco ... The FDA rules proposed Thursday would bar sales to minors and require labels ...

E-cigarettes and vaping: What you need to know
The Seattle Times - April 27, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that in 2011, 21 percent of U.S. adult smokers had tried e-cigarettes, a 50 percent increase from 2010. Even celebrities like musician Bruno Mars have publicly endorsed e-cigarettes as a smoking alternative. The rapid rise of e-cigarette use has my patients asking me what the health risks of using e-cigarettes are and if they are safer than smoking regular cigarettes.

E-cigarettes under fire by critics who worry children are getting hooked
Tech Times - April 27, 2014

A new report recommends the Food and Drug Administration begin regulating e-cigarettes and prohibit the sale to anyone under 18, ensure advertising is appropriate and ban e-cigarette advertising on radio and television. Meanwhile the FDA is proposing a new rule that would allow it to regulate e-cigarettes and is seeking public comment on the rulemaking proposal. It would also require e-cigarette makers to have warning labels on the smoking devices.

Marketing rules too lax on e-cigarettes, critics say
Journal and Courier - April 27, 2014

Fran Silverman, editor of Connecticut-based Truth in Advertising, said she's ... Many e-cigarette proponents balk at any connection made between their "tobacco ...

Vapers cut through pros, cons of e-cigs
Foster's Daily Democrat - April 27, 2014

Fifty years after the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health first linked cigarette smoking to a myriad of health risks, a new debate has ignited among smokers, product manufacturers and the government the health risks, or lack thereof, surrounding electronic cigarettes.

Regulators: Stop treating 'e-cigs' like tobacco
The Augusta Chronicle (blog) - April 27, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced it will regulate electronic cigarettes by banning their sale to minors and requiring warning labels similar to those on real cigarettes. Those are reasonable restrictions for products that resemble cigarettes and ... produce a flavored water vapor that mimics the sensations of a real cigarette.

POLL: Should the Federal Government Regulate E-Cigarettes?
Patch.com - April 27, 2014

Nearly 4 million Americans use e-cigarettes, including many young people. You've probably seen these vaporous plastic or metal tubes around town they're ...

In Our View: Keep Tobacco Age Limit at 18
The Columbian - April 27, 2014

At this point, the proposal is nothing more than an idea. ... In New York City, for example, a proposal to ban the sale of soft drinks larger than 16 ... used a tobacco product in 2012, and a recent rise in the popularity of e-cigarettes has triggered ...

E-cigs could be banned from Shelby County buildings
Memphis Commercial Appeal - April 27, 2014

CreateACig employee Troy Waterman advertises the store's wares on the sidewalk last December. Users of e-cigarettes, or vaporizers, can satisfy their nicotine ...

Lawmaker pushes for tougher e-cigarette regulations
WMC-TV - April 27, 2014

E-cigarettes cannot be sold to anyone under 18 in Tennessee, but Basar wants .... these folks from some of their deceptive advertising practices," added Basar.

Popularity of e-cigarettes gives rise to 'vaping' lounges
Philly.com - April 27, 2014

Vaping products are in demand, and momentum is building as big tobacco companies begin investing in e-cigarettes. Some predict sales of vapor products will ...

E-cigarettes need government regulation
Buffalo News - April 27, 2014

It is disappointing that the FDA did not move to ban flavored e-cigarettes. ... FDA to restrict the marketing of e-cigarettes, as has been done with tobacco cigarettes. ... year and possibly significantly longer if e-cigarette makers sue to block them.

State Senate passes bill that bans e-cigarette sales to minors
The Wilton Bulletin - April 27, 2014

Banning the sale of e-cigarettes and other vapor products to minors. Reducing the number of tobacco retailers who commit repeat offenses by implementing a ...

States Take the Lead on E-Cigarette Legislation, According to WestlawNext
Consumer Electronics Net-April - April 26, 2014

On the heels of the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rules for electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, 46 states already have proposed or enacted legislation related to e-cigarettes, according to data found on WestlawNext, the leading online legal research service. Of those states, at least 20 have proposed or enacted legislation that includes e-cigarettes in the state's existing smoking bans or otherwise prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in public areas, workplaces and schools, with a few exceptions in varying states.

'Vapers' relieved FDA won't restrict popular e-cigarette flavors
Ahram Online - April 26, 2014

E-cigarette users breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after U.S. health officials ... "These are all natural flavors, not the carcinogens that are in cigarettes.".

Reaction mixed to FDA e-cig regulations
Winston-Salem Journal - April 26, 2014

Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago, ... The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require ... The most pressing challenge for the FDA is how to regulate legal tobacco ... own draconian regulations, from public-use bans to outright bans on flavored e-liquid.

New FDA Rules for E-Cigs may Help Big Tobacco
Newsmax.com - April 26, 2014

The new rules prohibit the sales of e-cigarettes to minors and will require manufacturers to ... nascent but growing e-cigarette marketplace in favor of so-called Big Tobacco firms, capable ... The FDA rule would ban sales to minors nationwide.

Editorial: FDA finally takes on 'vaping'
The Journal News | LoHud.com - April 26, 2014

Speaking of health, a healthy dose of skepticism should greet e-cigarette ... in Rockland County passed a ban on tobacco displays before New York City, but ... Local anti-tobacco activists have warned that e-cigarettes need attention, too.

E-Cigarette Expansion Coming Just in Time for Reynolds American
Motley Fool - April 26, 2014

... of the overall $100 billion tobacco industry, but with triple-digit growth rates still in its future, e-cigs have the potential to eventually surpass tobacco sales.

Where Vapor Comes Sweeping Down the Plain: E-Cigarettes Take Hold in Oklahoma
Business Day - The New Smoke
New York Times April 26, 2014

Nick Whitson, who is 32 and covered with enigmatic tattoos the number 13, an upside-down cross stood in front of a table scattered with dozens of bottles of colorful liquids and a handful of syringes, preparing to mix Trevor Curren his usual. What has made Oklahoma a vaping hub is a heavy concentration of smokers, many desperate to quit, who are creating both demand and supply. Converts to e-cigarettes are taking advantage of the relatively low cost of starting a business to become zealous sellers.

Governor Fallin Vetoes Some, Signs Others
Bartlesville Radio - April 26, 2014

The e-cigarette bill places into statute a definition of "vapor product" and ... She vetoed a bill to restrict the sale to minors of "compressed gas dusters," such as ...

Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill banning sale of e-cigs to minors
Tulsa World - April 26, 2014

The sale of vapor products or electronic cigarettes to minors will be banned in Oklahoma under a law signed Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Chasing smoke
News-Press Now - April 26, 2014

Its a traditional, slightly overused adage Where theres smoke, theres fire. In the growing e-cigarette business, theres also a ton of money and controversy. It would help the ban because you would have less smokers, he says. ... While Mr. Hathaway doesn't agree with banning vaping indoors, he agrees to a point ... With both the Missouri Senate and House passing legislation that bans people ...

St. Peter city councilmember talks Libertarian message
Mankato Free Press - April 26, 2014

He said he's using logic in issues like armored vehicles for the police, a roundabout for improved safety, and regulating e-cigarettes to make other members ...

Clarence Fanto: Slow and unsteady loses the race
Berkshire Eagle - April 26, 2014

As the president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids told The Washington Post: "In the absence of any meaningful regulation, the e-cigarette manufacturers ...

GG Chicago Tribune ($$)
Butler Eagle (subscription) - April 26, 2014

In Chicago, e-cigarettes will be outlawed in all smoke-free environments, just as regular cigarettes are, starting Tuesday. It's hard to say if e-cigarettes will always ...

Won't go up in vapor: E-cigarette vendors ready to adjust for FDA ...
Idaho State Journal - April 26, 2014

In 2010, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled that e-cigarettes can't be ..... The act barred flavored tobacco products except menthol and gave the ...

Vapor lounge owners say city ban misses its target
Los Angeles Wave Newspapers - April 25, 2014

E-cigarette users, who call themselves “vapers,” are now relegated to the ranks of tobacco smokers due to a ban on e-cigarette use at bars, restaurants and ...

Santa Cruz County cities ban E-cigarettes
KIONrightnow.com - April 25, 2014

In the proposal, the FDA seeks to ban the sale to minors of tobacco products that ... In two weeks, Santa Cruz is widening its ban on smoking to include banning ...

Gov. Malloy Applauds: Governor Dannel P. Malloy yesterday ...
HamletHub - April 25, 2014

... and other devices to minors and strengthens Connecticut's anti-smoking laws. ... among minors by banning the sale of e-cigarettes and other vapor products to ...

CT Votes to Ban Electronic Cigarettes
WFUV News - April 25, 2014

The Senate on Thursday voted 35-0 in favor of legislation that prevents minors from purchasing e-cigarettes - also known as an electronic nicotine delivery ...

DeLauro wants quick implementation of proposed e-cig rules
Shelton Herald - April 25, 2014

DeLauro raised concerns about the continued sale of e-cigarette flavors she believes ... DeLauro also is worried about continuing to allow e-cig point-of-purchase ... The FDA's proposed new rules on e-cigarettes and other tobacco products ...

State Rep. Gabel bill calls for safeguards on e-cigs
Evanston Review - April 25, 2014

In this photo illustration, a smoker puffs on an e-cigarette. E-cigarettes are being touted as a safe alternative to traditional lighted tobacco products. ...

A Tulsa E-Cigarette Seller Reacts to Federal Regulations
Public Radio Tulsa - April 25, 2014

He doesn't oppose regulation, in fact, he believes the rules, especially in regard to the liquids inside the e-cigs, should be stricter. The rules will not ban ads or ...

Cedar Park mulls smoking, E-cigarette ordinance
KXAN.com - April 25, 2014

“There's not really a lot of smoking bars in the area” said Tracy Murphy, a bartender ... we do allow it, and I think it would affect our business greatly (if the ban it).

E-cigarette lobby group ready to fight FDA's regulation plans
New York Daily News - April 25, 2014

The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association, an industry group, vowed to “increase our lobby activities” to alert lawmakers to “challenges” the rules would ...

Do E-Cigs Help People Quit Smoking or Make Them Start?
Brookings Institution - April 25, 2014

The new FDA regulations would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and regulate ... Meanwhile, local and state governments have banned smoking in many ...

FDA's E-Cigs Rules Leave the Way Clear for Unfettered Advertising
AdAge.com - April 25, 2014

Last fall, a tobacco industry analyst referred to a TV ban as a "no brainer." ... traditional cigarettes have not done since Congress banned the practice in 1971. ... It did propose a ban on sale to minors, which e-cig makers and anti-smoking ...

E-Cigarette Rules Are Essentially A Huge Win For Big Tobacco
Huffington Post - April 25, 2014

The proposed rules would ban sales of e-cigs to minors and require manufacturers ... The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association, an e-cigarette advocacy ... about any regulation on advertising, sales bans -- and they're really good at that.

FDA's 'first step' on tobacco rule is positive but not big enough, says ...
Medical Xpress - April 25, 2014

Rigorous regulations for the ever-expanding arsenal of new tobacco products are ... However, we believe the rule falls short by allowing industry to continue to advertise e-cigarettes, often ... Internet sales, which can often be used to circumvent youth access restrictions. ... US lawmakers: No e-cigarette sales or ads to youths.

Proposed FDA regulations for e-cigarettes just a start
Phys.Org - April 25, 2014

The regulations, which require products to be registered with the FDA, ban ... see the massive uptake of e-cigarettes, particularly among non-smokers and youth.

The FDA cracks down on e-cigarettes
Chicago Tribune - April 25, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration finally moved to crack down on e-cigarettes. ... In Chicago, e-cigarettes will be outlawed in all smoke-free ...

'Vapers' relieved FDA won't restrict popular e-cigarette flavors
GlobalPost - April 25, 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - E-cigarette users breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after U.S. health officials proposed new rules for the devices that would ban sales ...

US has lighter touch on e-cigarette regulation than EU
New Scientist - April 25, 2014

Electronic cigarettes will face new restrictions in the US, the US Food and Drug ... which also cover other non-cigarette tobacco products including cigars, pipe ... are a variety of licensing options available for use of articles and graphics we ...

Health groups say FDA 'vaping' rules fail to protect children
Arizona Daily Star - April 25, 2014

Sales to minors would be banned, and health warning labels would be required. ... Large e-cigarette companies generally expressed support for the FDA ... that e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to traditional tobacco products that should not ...

States Take the Lead on E-Cigarette Legislation, According to ...
NEWS.GNOM.ES - April 25, 2014

Of those states, at least 20 have proposed or enacted legislation that includes e-cigarettes in the state's existing smoking bans or otherwise prohibits the use of ...

Tobacco: Retailer Perspective 2014
CSPnet.com - April 25, 2014

A. Overall, I believe electronic cigarettes will change the tobacco category as ... In 2014, we will incorporate a specific area for e-cigarettes into the backbar.

Electronic Cigarettes Shake Up the Tobaco Industry
The Market Oracle - April 25, 2014

From a consumer perspective, electronic cigarettes offer several advantages over their paper alternatives. Smoking electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, is far ...

Restaurant body calls for total ban on e-cigarettes
Herald.ie - April 25, 2014

"The national consensus in the hospitality sector is for an outright ban. ... asking the association what they should do regarding the banning of e-cigarettes in their ... caused by the smoking of e-cigarettes either between staff and customers or ...

Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes
Financial Express Bangladesh - April 25, 2014

Singaporeans are defying a ban on electronic cigarettes despite stiff fines for ... scientific evidence to show that e-cigarettes help smokers quit tobacco use.

Hemp, Inc Subsidiary, Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana ...
Consumer Electronics Net - April 24, 2014

... promotional items, banners & posters, packaging, point of purchase, binders and ... Unlike traditional tobacco cigarettes, electronic cigarettes can be used in ..

The Vapor Trail: Concerns with E-Cigarette Advertising
Tristatehomepage.com - April 24, 2014

But what is not addressed is e-cigarette advertising. ... Eyewitness News Tina Stein looks into why some fear these commercials are re-glamorizing tobacco.

Durbin Says FDA E-Cigarette Regulations Don't Go Far Enough
Progress Illinois - April 24, 2014

The newly-proposed FDA rule on e-cigarettes bans the sale of the devices to ... adding the use of e-cigarettes to the regulations of the current smoking ban.

E-cigarettes: what the FDA wants to regulate and what it doesn't
Christian Science Monitor-by Noelle Swan - April 24, 2014

Some smokers and public health experts see e-cigarettes as a valuable tool for people looking to quit ... Ban the distribution of free samples. ... to the nicotine solution, despite the fact that flavored cigarettes have been banned since 2009.

Regulating e-cigarettes: It's about time
Los Angeles Times - April 24, 2014

The new regulations are appropriately strong in many ways, banning sales to minors and ... regular tobacco products do, e-cigarettes might serve as a gateway to smoking for teenagers. ... More important, the rules would ban sales to minors.

Bill Godshall urges opposition to FDA deeming reg at FDLI conference because it would give e-cig industry to Big Tobacco
e-cigarette-forum.com - April 24, 2014

Below is my presentation exposing and opposing the FDA Deeming Regulation yesterday at the Food and Drug Law Institute's annual conference in DC (after FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told the audience the deeming regulation was "imminent", and shortly

What Tobacco's Past Means for Vaping's Future
Gizmodo - April 24, 2014

New York City recently banned vaping in public, even in outdoor parks. ... In 1995, California became the first state to ban smoking in all indoor workplaces and ... saw OSHA as their best shot at banning tobacco indoors across the country.

FDA vs. e-cigarettes: Our view
Green Bay Press Gazette - April 24, 2014

The war on smoking is one of America's great success stories. ... Marketing restrictions and public smoking bans turned smoking's image from glamorous to ...

Heartland Institute Experts React to FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes
PR Web (press release) - April 24, 2014

For several years, public health advocates familiar with the Family Smoking ... on electronic cigarettes, banning sales to minors and requiring FDA approval of ...

Plumes of Praise, Puffs of Pain
CSPnet.com - April 24, 2014

Then there's the pro-vaping advocates, the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA). While the group backs FDA's efforts to ban underage sales of ...

FDA action on e-cigarettes could help curb problems in Utah
Deseret News-by Madeleine Brown - April 24, 2014

... would regulate e-cigarettes by extending the FDA's tobacco authority to other tobacco ... What the regulation lacks is licensing requirements to sell e-cigarettes. ... "What that means to a local e-cigarette shop is they can no longer mix their ...

Utah e-cigarette retailers wary of new FDA regulations
El Estándar - April 24, 2014

"E-cigarette makers also would be banned from making health-related claims ... proposed regulations, is its proposal to ban e-cigarette retailers from making any ...

Opinions vary on FDA announcing regulation of e-cigs
FOX 4 News - April 24, 2014

"I don't think smoking for minors is a good idea, and I think they should be ... Cities like Watauga, Bedford and Flower Mound have banned the sale of e-cigs to minors. ... So, the FDA is starting with a proposed ban on e-cig sales to minors.

Smoking ban on city properties heads to Forest Grove City Council ...
The Oregonian-by Edwin Rios - April 24, 2014

Smoking ban on city properties heads to Forest Grove City Council after public safety ... approved Wednesday morning a recommendation banning on smoking and ... It bans “cigarettes, cigars, pipes, grass, plant, plant products, liquid, vapor, ...

Local e-cigarette company CEO, Cancer Action Network respond to ...
kjrh.com - April 24, 2014

Paul also says his shops already have a policy in place banning the sale of e-cigs to minors. He says the regulations will help push the irresponsible retailers ...

New York state health advocates seek indoor e-cigarette ban
Albany Times Union - April 24, 2014

Kemp Hannon of Long Island are sponsoring bills that would basically ban the ... the state's Clean Indoor Air Act, the law that drove workplace smokers outdoors.

Guest Viewpoint: Banning e-cigarettes would hurt smokers trying to ...
Press & Sun-Bulletin - April 24, 2014

Banning vaping as though it were smoking due to “second-hand vapor” is ... The politicians seeking to ban and tax e-cigs say “it's in the interests of public health.

Feds take smarter approach to e-cigarettes than Chris Christie ...
NJ.com - April 24, 2014

Good news: The federal government finally stepped in today with much-needed regulations for electronic cigarettes. Under the proposed rules, their sale will be ...

NH health experts say FDA proposed rules on e-cigarettes only a ...
The Union Leader - April 24, 2014

Kate McNally, who counsels people on quitting smoking, said the U.S. Food and ... proposed rules, released Thursday, would require health warnings, ban free ... New Hampshire already has a law banning e-cigarette sales to those under 18, ...

Clark County School District moves to ban e-cigarette use
Las Vegas Review-Journal - April 24, 2014

While smoking cigarettes or using tobacco products on Clark County School ... that would include banning sale of these popular devices to anyone under 18, the ...

Northwestern Nevada youth train to prevent tobacco use
Reno Gazette Journal - April 24, 2014

... and proven strategies to prevent tobacco use, including electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, etc., and to support tobacco use cessation.

U-of-M Health Expert Warns Of Dangers Of E-Cigarettes
WEMU - April 24, 2014

State legislators and the federal government are moving toward regulation of electronic cigarettes, and a local health expert says it's important to know the ...

Bans on minors purchasing e-cigs advance
The Daily Advertiser - April 24, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Electronic cigarettes and cigars should not be sold to minors, state lawmakers said Thursday as they approved two pieces of legislation aimed ...

House and Senate agree to outlaw electronic cigarettes
The New Orleans Advocate - April 24, 2014

Both the Louisiana House and the state Senate have unanimously agreed to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 in Louisiana, ..

US moves on e-cigarettes - but they still escape the advertising axe
The Drum - April 24, 2014

''Right now, for something like e-cigarettes, there are far more questions than ... Chicago, and other cities, according to Americans for NonSmokers' Rights.

RIVERSIDE: It's a 'New Business of Housing'
Press-Enterprise - April 24, 2014

Rose Mayes, executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, said ... “I have a tenant with a medical marijuana card who insists on smoking ...

Do the FDA's e-cigarette restrictions go far enough?
SFGate (blog ) April 24, 2014

Just two days before San Francisco's public ban on e-cigarettes takes effect, the ... to take the next important step by banning the outrageous marketing of e-cigarettes ... The ordinance bans them in most public places, requires sellers to secure a ... prohibits their sale in pharmacies and other businesses where tobacco sales ...

Local vape shops react to FDA proposal
ABC30.com - April 24, 2014

The proposed rules would ban anyone 18 and under from purchasing the smoking devices. But for one local vapor shop, the possible changes aren't a concern ...

Students 'vaping' in Burnaby schools
Burnaby Now - April 24, 2014

Up in vapour: Students are smoking e-cigarettes in local schools, but the ... Electronic cigarettes were recently banned in Vancouver schools, and the ... and to recommend the devices be added to the school smoking bans. ... cigarette ban for Burnaby schools because the current smoking ban covers all types of smoking.

No-smoke smoke shop
Chico News & Review - April 24, 2014

The minimalist décor includes a display case full of small bottles of flavored ... I quit smoking cigarettes about three years ago, off of an electronic cigarette. ... Our primary customer is someone who's getting off of traditional tobacco cigarettes.

E-cigs banned indoors
Florida Times-Union - April 24, 2014

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay - We all are very aware of the hazards of smoking and the health effects to others who breathe in second-hand smoke. Most personnel working or living on boar

Electronic cigarette bans on sales to minors wake up some parents ...
Local 10 - April 24, 2014

Maritza Lopez, of Coconut Grove, allowed her daughter to experiment with electronic cigarettes and the Persian inspired hookah flavors -- apple, mint, cherry, ...

PSJ Commission passes e-cigarette ordinance
Port St. Joe Star - April 24, 2014

Port St. Joe city commissioners last week unanimously approved an ordinance that would prevent the sale of e-cigarettes to those under the age of 18 and ...

Melrose raises purchasing age to 21 for tobacco, nicotine products
wickedlocal.com – April 24, 2014

Residents under 21 will now need to travel outside Melrose to purchase tobacco or nicotine delivery products. The Board of Health voted unanimously on April 17 to change the city's regulations to.

E-cig bill takes a detour
Mankato Free Press - April 24, 2014

Sen. Kathy Sheran's bill to banish electronic cigarettes from public places was sent on another unexpected detour Wednesday, this time due to its estimated ...

E-Cig Regulations and Harm Reduction
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet) - April 24, 2014

Kessler said he "firmly embraces the fact that regulatory oversight is here to stay" and even called for reasonable electronic cigarette regulations. "The diversity of tobacco products demands diversity of modified risk assessments and statements," he ...

Anker Initiates Law to Require Warnings on Liquid Nicotine Labels
LongIsland.com - April 24, 2014

Mount Sinai, NY - April 2014 - Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker today submitted legislation that will require all nicotine retailers to provide product ...

NYU-Area Bodegas Begin Carding For Cigarette Purchases
NYU Local - April 24, 2014

NYU-Area Bodegas Begin Carding For Cigarette Purchases ... changed the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21.

New Shop Aims To Help Smokers Become 'Vapers'
Greeneville Sun - April 24, 2014

Jonathan Pitt, owner of Greeneville Vapor Shop and Lounge, stands in his East Bernard Avenue business. Various types of electronic cigarettes are shown in ...

Bids for Decatur ag facility exceed estimate
Wise County Messenger - April 24, 2014

OK'd a policy to prohibit school employees or members of the public on school property from using electronic cigarettes or electronic vaporizing devices.

FDA announces rules restricting e-cigarettes and cigars
USA Today - April 24, 2014

As electronic cigarettes soar in popularity, the U.S. government Thursday is proposing historic rules to ban their sale to minors and require warning labels as well as federal approval.

FDA moves to ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors
Reuters - April 24, 2014

would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, but would not restrict flavored products, online sales or advertising..."It's very disappointing because they don't do anything to rein in the wild-west marketing that is targeting kids," said Stanton

E-Cigarettes Face First Regulations
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition - April 24, 2014

The rules fall short of those governing traditional cigarettes. They won't, for example, ban ads or Internet sales of the products, or the use of flavors in them, which some critics say attracts young users. But in a victory for consumer groups, makers

F.D.A. Will Propose New Regulations for E-Cigarettes
New York Times - April 24, 2014

...will propose sweeping new rules on Thursday that for the first time would extend its regulatory authority from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, popular nicotine delivery devices that have grown into a multibillion-dollar business with virtually no fed

E-Cigarette Advocates Relieved but Cautious After FDA Pitches Rules
U.S. News & World Report-by Steven Nelson - April 24, 2014

The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA), a powerful grass-roots lobbying group that rallies e-cigarette users to political action ...
E-cigarette trend already meeting public resistance
Kingman Daily Miner – April 24, 2014

Their usability in places where tobacco use has been banned is a common selling ... College, which revised their tobacco policies to ban or restrict use of e-cigs without ... Mohave County has the highest adult smoking rate in the state, with 31 ... Here we are banning tobacco products and electronic cigarette's, but we had ...

Plumes of Praise Rise From FDA Proposal
CSPnet.com - April 24, 2014

... cigars or propose growth-killing restrictions on the ascendant e-cigarette industry. Rather, say industry analysts and tobacco makers, the FDA affected a ... Tobacco, “particularly Lorillard as the FDA did not mention rules on flavors and advertising.” ... A bevy of manufacturers specializing in electronic cigarettes and vaping ...

E-cig vendors prepare for new FDA regulations
Jackson Clarion Ledger - April 24, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration rolled out Thursday a new set of proposed regulations for electronic cigarettes and similar nontraditional tobacco products.

E-Cigarettes Face First Regulations -- 4th Update
NASDAQ - April 24, 2014

... the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes, eventually banning sales of ... They won't, for example, ban ads or Internet sales of the products, or the use of ... chemicals used in the devices and be banned from distributing free samples. .... Angeles and Chicago--moved to include e-cigarettes in public smoking bans ..

FDA proposes to extend its tobacco authority to additional tobacco products, including e-cigarettes
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - April 24, 2014

Products that would be “deemed” to be subject to FDA regulation are those that meet the statutory definition of a tobacco product, including currently unregulated marketed products, such as electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, wate

What the New E-Cig Rules Don't Do
The Atlantic - April 24, 2014

Meanwhile, anti-smoking groups have been worried that even as the devices ... to ban the TV spots, saying they glamorized smoking among young audiences.

HAMBURG: Proposed Rule Would Expand FDA’s Tobacco Control Authority
FDA Blogs - April 24, 2014

Today we usher in a new chapter in FDA’s role in tobacco control, which began nearly five years ago... The tobacco product marketplace is evolving at a dizzying pace with many unanswered questions... As we work to finalize the proposed rule, we welcome c

Extending Authorities to Additional Tobacco Products
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - April 24, 2014

FDA proposes extending its authority to cover additional products that meet the definition of a tobacco product under the proposed rule: Tobacco Products Deemed To Be Subject to the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act... Submit Your Comments, Data and Research star

Consumer Update: Recognize tobacco in its many forms
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - April 24, 2014

To attract users, tobacco companies regularly modify their products and introduce novel tobacco products to the market. “Parents should stay updated on the various products available and, discuss the dangers of tobacco use with their children,” says Ii-L

Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as Amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (PDF)
Federal Register - April 24, 2014

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/25/2014 ... (FDA) is proposing to deem products meeting the statutory definition of "tobacco product," except accessories of a proposed deemed tobacco product, to be subject to the F

Tobacco Products: Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products and Required Warning Statements for Tobacco Products
Federal Register - April 24, 2014

This document has not been published and is only available in PDF format

VIDEO: FDA outlines plan to regulate e-cigarettes
The Washington Post - April 24, 2014

won’t happen overnight. The public will have 75 days to comment on the proposal. After the FDA sorts through a likely tidal wave of responses and finalizes its regulations, companies will have to begin complying almost immediately with the proposed age an

So long e-cigarette entrepreneurs? FDA regulation could be a real drag
Business Journals – April 24, 2014

have on smoking continuation or uptake by adults and youth," said Dr. Roy Herbst, chief of medical oncology at Yale Cancer Center and chair of the association's tobacco and cancer subcommittee. "Therefore …

E-Cigs at the Office: Still a Hazy Issue
Wall Street Journal - April 24, 2014

Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia ban smoking in the workplace, but only three—New Jersey, Utah and North Dakota—have added e-cigarettes to ...

E-Cigarettes: A Win for Public Health?
Science 2.0-by Hank Campbell - April 24, 2014

So why are e-cigarettes, which are not smoking, facing the kind of social authoritarian ban hammer usually reserved for Happy Meals and golf and Big Gulps ...

Life insurance companies do not prefer e-cigarettes
Live Insurance News-by Julie Campbell - April 24, 2014

The tobacco free options may seem to be healthier but insurers are not seeing them that way. electronic e-cigarette life insurance While electronic cigarettes may ...

HSE to ban e-cigs at facilities
Meath Chronicle - April 24, 2014

The decision to ban the use and sale of e-cigarettes in HSE facilities follows a detailed review of their safety and the impact of e-cigarettes on the smoke-free ...

Krakow public transport bans e-cigarettes
thenews.pl - April 24, 2014

Krakow public transport bans e-cigarettes ... While e-cigarettes only produce a vapour and not toxic smoke, the 'liquid' used to fill the device is often artificially ...

State Legislative Action Update
CSPnet.com - April 23, 2014

A couple of bills that would have prohibited the sale of flavored tobacco products ... would have included e-cigarettes within the state's current definition of “tobacco ... Oregon: House Bill 4129 proposed to increase the cigarette tax rate by 30 ...

Minimum age to buy tobacco in Braintree could increase
Wicked Local Braintree - April 23, 2014

What is under consideration would apply to electronic cigarettes and other “nicotine-delivery” products for the first time and involve tobacco sales in the town's ...

Big tobacco involved in Hawaii E-cig debate
Hawaii News Now - April 23, 2014

The Coalition for Tobacco Free Hawaii and other health organizations thought they were on the verge of victory, after both House and Senate supported ...

Fla. legislators pass law banning e-cig sales to minors
First Coast News - April 23, 2014

They were first marketed as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. But, now ... Wednesday, they passed a bill banning the sale of e-cigs to minors. "If you're under ...

Big Tobacco vs. Cities and Counties
Capitol News Service - April 23, 2014

A bill banning e-cigarettes to minors almost went up in smoke thanks to big ... The sponsor says the state needed to set the tobacco and nicotine rules. ... Anti-smoking groups weren't going to back his legislation until ... says preemption of local governments is a way for big tobacco to get what they want.

 

 

Here's the FDA's proposed rules on e-cigarettes
Vox - April 24, 2014

The federal government doesn't regulate e-cigarettes right now, but the Food and ... The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation tracks which lower levels of ...

US moves on e-cigarettes - but they still escape the advertising axe
The Drum - April 24, 2014

''Right now, for something like e-cigarettes, there are far more questions than ... Chicago, and other cities, according to Americans for NonSmokers' Rights.

FDA looks to regulate electronic cigarettes [originally appeared in the Washington Post]
Boston Globe - April 24, 2014

''Right now, for something like e-cigarettes, there are far more questions than ... Chicago, and other cities, according to Americans for NonSmokers' Rights.

Beverly Hills Approves Ban on E-Cigarettes in Public Areas
Westside Today - April 23, 2014

The act of smoking cigarettes was once a symbol of coolness. Now, users of real and electric cigarettes are subject to legislative regulation and public shaming, as Beverly Hills became the latest city on April 22 to officially prohibit e-cigarettes in public spaces. The prohibition officially takes effect June 1.

E-cigarettes fire up controversy
Appeal-Democrat - April 23, 2014

...Raynante Burnett, of Yuba City, exhales vapor while smoking an electronic cigarette at his business Quality Vapes in Yuba City ...

Miramar Bans E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
South Florida Caribbean News - April 23, 2014

MIRAMAR - The Miramar commission unanimously voted last Wednesday to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes, similar nicotine dispensing vaporizers and liquid nicotine to minors.

Fla. lawmakers look to ban sale of e-cigs to minors
First Coast News - April 23, 2014

The Florida house will take a last look at a bill that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to people under 18-years-old. The bill caught criticism because of a line item that would have taken away local government's power from regulating the devices even further. Rep. Bill Hager, R - Boca Raton, filed an amendment to take that restriction away and it passed.

House Tries To Keep E-Cigs Away From Kids
CBS Local - April 23, 2014

The Florida House has unanimously passed a bill that would ban the sales of electronic cigarettes to minors. Wednesdays vote came after a lengthy debate Tuesday about earlier House proposals that would have prevented cities and counties from approving new regulations on the sales of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes a concept known as state preemption. Those proposals were eliminated before the bill was approved Wednesday. The Senate also has passed the bill, but a House amendment approved Tuesday will require the measure to go back to the Senate for another vote ...

E-cigarettes added to smoke-free policy at county fair
Salem Leader - April 23, 2014

The Washington County Commissioners have added e-cigarettes to the smoke-free policy at the Washington County Fair.

Hospital bans e-cigs
WGY - April 23, 2014

A Syracuse hospital is banning electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while she was puffing on one of the devices.

NY hospital warns after e-cigarette fire, injury
Yahoo News - April 23, 2014

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York hospital is reinforcing its ban on electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while she was puffing on one of the devices.

Fishtown Vapes Opens on Frankford Avenue: E-Cigarettes May Actually Help You Kick the Habit
Spirit Newspapers - April 23, 2014

Anthony Fanelli may not be a doctor but he sincerely believes he is saving lives. As the owner and operator of Fishtown Vapes, one of the newer businesses to ...

Without regulation, e-cigarette liquid is used for . . . eye drops
Philly.com (blog) - April 23, 2014

Internal records of the poison control center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, which contributed to that report, show 19 calls involving liquid refills, 13 of them for children under six. The most common symptoms were nausea and vomiting, but one was severe toxicity. Three were cases of product confusion: administering e-juice instead of eye or ear drops. A handful of fires have been reported elsewhere as well. ...

E-cigs will be included in new school tobacco policy [VIDEO]
WBIR-TV - April 23, 2014

Cumberland County High School said e-cigarettes have been a growing problem for them this year. The device heats up a liquid to give off vapor instead of ...

Georgetown makes e-cigarettes illegal in public places
KVUE - April 23, 2014

GEORGETOWN, Texas -- E-cigarettes are now illegal to use in public places in Georgetown. The city council considered several factors when passing the ordinance two weeks ago, including how safe the devices really are. The new rule goes into effect Wednesday. It's an extension of the city's current ban on indoor smoking.

Texas town makes e-cigarettes illegal in public places [VIDEO]
KHOU - April 23, 2014

Some say e-cigarettes can help traditional smokers quit. Others argue that their flavored liquids, with names like cotton candy and cherry crush, and their blue ...

Smokin' Mirrors: Shumlin's $116000 E-Cigarette Lesson
Seven Days - April 23, 2014

Another would raise $500,000 by creating a new, 92 percent tax on electronic cigarettes, a nicotine-based product used to simulate smoking. Gov. Peter Shumlin ...

How will new US rules change e-cigarette business?
Globalnews.ca - April 23, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. Theyre about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. The Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes as early as this month. The rules will have big implications for a fast-growing, largely unregulated industry and its legions of customers.

Health Experts Anxious to See FDA Rules on E-Cigarettes
KCEN-TV - April 23, 2014

(NBC News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue its first regulations governing electronic cigarettes by the end of the month, and health experts are anxious about what the rules may look like.

Are Electronic Cigarettes a Public Good or Health Hazard?
Working Knowledge - April 23, 2014

When electronic cigarettes first appeared a little over a decade ago, they were hailed by public health advocates-as well as some smokers-as a godsend: a tool to help smokers quit while mitigating the most harmful effects of tobacco. "The [e-cigarette] market is producing, at no cost to the taxpayer, an emerging triumph of public health," one health advocate said.

Vaporin Launches Advertising Campaign to Support Growth ...
EIN News (press release) - April 23, 2014

... increasing our marketing activities in the Northeast as a result of the demand and initial sales we have received for our e-cigarettes, vaporizers and e-liquids.

Victory Electronic Cigarettes acquires UK firm
MiBiz - April 23, 2014

Spring Lake-based Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corp. (OTCQB: ECIG) acquired Manchester, U.K.-based e-cigarette company VIP for a combination of cash and ...

Altria Group's April 24, 2014 Earnings Report
Seeking Alpha - April 23, 2014

Will higher taxes and the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes as an alternative to traditional smoking products impact the company's performance? Here is a look at the key points.

Electronic cigarettes need a closer look | Kids Count
DenPubs - April 23, 2014

Though the dangers of cigarettes were long known, it wasnt until 1971 that television advertisements promoting cigarettes was banned. Those television advertisements that featured the Marlboro Man and Joe Camel were powerful vehicles that lured in young and adult smokers alike. ...

Board of health ponders response to e-cigarette quandary
Wallaceburg Courier Press - April 22, 2014

Board of health members in Chatham-Kent wonder if e-cigarettes should be ... If candy sticks that resemble cigarettes are banned, shouldn't e-cigarettes be ...

Legality of e-cigarettes?
Castanet.net - April 22, 2014

In the few short years since the term electronic cigarettes entered the Canadian lexicon, the popularity of the devices has exploded. "Vaping" has entered pop ...

Everything You Need To Know About E-Cigarettes: Are They Really ...
atlantadailyworld - April 22, 2014

This past weekend, a city-wide ban of electronic cigarettes went into effect in Los Angeles. Before the new law, vapors as e-cigarette users like to call ...

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but have own risks
Journal and Courier - April 22, 2014

For musician and music teacher Mark McCarthy, 27, e-cigarettes seemed like a good alternative to the real thing. A pack-a-day smoker since the age of 18, the ...

Tobacco's Vapor Wager Looks Good on Paper
Wall Street Journal - April 22, 2014

Lorillard, the smallest of the three in tobacco sales, is the leader with a 47% share nationally in e-cigsslightly ahead of Njoy. Though Lorillard earned ...

Letter: Why was this ad for 'vapors' allowed?
Salt Lake Tribune - April 22, 2014

I am outraged. I couldnt believe my eyes, but there it was: an ad for e-cigarettes during Channel 13s "News at Nine" on Saturday.

Council lights up e-cig talks
Burleson Star - April 22, 2014

Electronic cigarette regulations could be coming to Burleson. City Council members at their Monday meeting discussed the possibility of having e-cigarette regulations in the future, but stopped short of listing specific steps toward an ordinance.

Lack of e-cig policy frustrating, unjust
The Collegian - April 22, 2014

TCC needs to define a policy for electronic cigarettes so students, faculty and police have a set of rules to follow and enforce.

Millard schools ban e-cigarettes
KETV Omaha - April 22, 2014

The school board approved a full ban Monday on the use of electronic cigarettes by students, faculty and staff.

Proposed ban on e-cig shops gets vaporized
OCRegister - April 22, 2014

MISSION VIEJO E-cigarette shops are still welcome in Mission Viejo, after a divided City Council shot down a proposal to temporarily block them from opening. I dont think its fair to try to put a moratorium on a business thats not illegal, Councilwoman Cathy Schlicht said during Monday nights meeting. People have a right to have a personal use.

Editorial: E-cigarette regulation update on old crusade
OCRegister - April 22, 2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is set to unveil today his congressional inquiry into the marketing of electronic cigarettes, and considering his recent calls to increase ... Such morally driven prohibitions are a gross overreach of the responsibilities of government and give it a worrisome level of control over individual lives. Prohibitions on nonthreatening behaviors should be vigorously opposed regardless of how unpopular the behaviors are.

E-cigarette bill ready for House vote
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - April 22, 2014

A House bill to stop minors from buying e-cigarettes, widely popular in the Florida ... attempt to protect tobacco companies from even stricter regulation at the local level. ... But sales to minors would be banned effective July 1 if the bill passes.

Editorial: E-cigarette regulation update on old crusade
OCRegister - April 22, 2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is set to unveil today his congressional inquiry into the marketing of electronic cigarettes, and considering his recent calls to increase ...

House Votes Today on Health Bills
Health News Florida - April 22, 2014

The House is also scheduled to take up the issue of e-cigarettes (HB 169). It has faced opposition from health advocates, who worry that a state law will ...

5 things to watch Tuesday at the Florida Legislature
Bradenton Herald-by Marc R. Masferrer - April 22, 2014

Also up for a hearing: HB 169, which would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. Several health groups have come out against the bill, saying it ...

County schools approve security upgrade
Daily Tribune News - April 22, 2014

Revising the student tobacco use policy to include the barring of electronic cigarettes. ...

With End of Kentucky General Assembly, Consituents Encouraged ...
Louisville.com - April 22, 2014

Because of a new state law minors cannot buy electronic cigarettes in Kentucky. With the new law, minors caught buying e-cigarettes will face a $50 fine and 20 ...

Electronic cigarettes spur local businesses
Diamondback Online - April 22, 2014

Since the University System of Maryland-wide smoking ban went into effect in July, ... The state banned minors from purchasing e-cigarettes in 2012, and a state ...

Letter: Don't scapegoat e-cigarettes
Berkshire Eagle - April 22, 2014

I applaud CVS' decision to ban tobacco products from their inventory and think all ... This product was thought up as an alternative to smoking Big Tobacco's ...

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Good job, legislature, keeping e-cigs away ...
Columbia Missourian - April 22, 2014

The bills would prohibit the sales of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, as they are commonly known, to those under the age of 18. Current law allows those products ...

Millard school board bans e-cigarettes from all district properties ...
Omaha World-Herald - April 22, 2014

The Papillion-La Vista school board also is considering a ban. ... chemicals for inhaling, are now banned from all Millard schools and school-related activities. ... Millard officials said adults have been smoking e-cigarettes at school events.

Vaping Bad to open in Geneva, sell e-cigarettes
Finger Lakes Times - April 22, 2014

GENEVA — The owner of Vaping Bad, the city's newest business, believes electronic cigarettes offer several advantages over their traditional counterparts.

Elmira Heights board to act on school chief's contract
Elmira Star-Gazette - April 22, 2014

The board will vote on the first reading of a number of policies that are being revised, including: Alcohol, Tobacco, Electronic Cigarettes, Drugs and Other ...

Syracuse hospital bans e-cigarettes after patient on oxygen catches fire while using one
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard - April 22, 2014

A Syracuse hospital is warning patients not to use electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen caught fire while puffing on one of the devices. Joe Galloway, a Syracuse Fire Department investigator, said the cause of the March 22 fire at St. Joseph'

NY hospital wrongfully bans electronic cigarettes after patient ...
Examiner.com - April 22, 2014

On April 22, 2014, Syracuse.com reported that St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center has banned e-cigarettes after one of their patients caught on fire. On March ...

JPS Board approves summer projects
Jamestown Sun - April 22, 2014

...approved the first reading of the district's tobacco policy, which is being revised to include electronic cigarettes. Sun reporter David Luessen can be reached at ...

Manley challenges Kunze in 24th House primary
ThisWeekNews - April 22, 2014

Battery-powered devices that simulate cigarette smoking, e-cigarettes were not regulated and could be purchased by those younger than 18 before the new law ...

Lack of e-cig policy frustrating, unjust
The Collegian - April 22, 2014

Nonsmokers should not have to deal with the worry of secondhand smoke causing health issues while sitting in class. Asking students, faculty and staff to walk to ...

Stevens Point delays action on allowing vaping bars
WSAU - April 22, 2014

The proposal would have made the vapor pen and electronic cigarette businesses eligible as a conditional use in B-1 and B-3 business zoning districts.

FDA will propose e-cigarette regulations
CBS News - April 22, 2014

Companies won't be able to tout e-cigarettes as stop-smoking aids, unless they ... The FDA's proposals could curb advertising on TV, radio and billboards, ban ...

5 Key Questions About The Future Of E-Cigarettes
CBS Local - April 22, 2014

The future of e-cigarettes should come into focus with new rules from the FDA. ... Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get ...

E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation
Reno Gazette Journal - April 22, 2014

(AP) — Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to ...

Philip Morris Finds Its Footing In The Electronic Cigarette Industry
Trefis - April 22, 2014

In November last year, Philip Morris International (PM), maker of Marlboro brand cigarette, announced its plans to enter the electronic cigarette market.

Robert McCarthy: New front on the cigarette war
Carroll County Times - April 22, 2014

The tobacco industry is sharply raising spending on advertisements and other marketing for electronic cigarettes to try to make smoking glamorous again and ...

A primer on e-cigarettes
Chicago Sun Times - April 22, 2014

Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say ...

Transit-rail agencies adapt smoking policies to cover e-cigarettes
Progressive Rail Roading - April 22, 2014

Although the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to control the use and sale of electronic cigarettes, a growing number of transit agencies are ...

Woman's shock as e-cigarette EXPLODES to leave her car in flames

Express.co.uk - April 22, 2014

Philip Le Shirley, at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, said: "It is important not to leave e-cigarettes to charge unattended." Ms Taylor said the ...

Quitting smoking through e-cigarettes may not be effective

The Southern - April 22, 2014

A fair amount of conversation about e-cigarettes has involved people using them in efforts to quit smoking. Researchers say the evidence for that has been ...

E-cigarettes in regulatory grey zone: Are they banned or aren't they?
CTV News - April 22, 2014

So do e-cigarettes help smokers kick their habit, or re-enforce it? ... They also want regulation on e-cig ingredients and bans on vaping in public places. ... harmful” to lungs and called for an all-out ban on the sale of e-cigarettes until their ... Last December, New York City passed a bill banning vaping in restaurants, bars and ...

Electronic cigarettes should carry their own warnings
Portsmouth News - April 22, 2014

It's been known for years that smoking causes all manner of carnage in your lungs and arteries and with the price of a pack of 20 costing a small fortune, people ...

E-cigarettes offer potential benefits, risks: Your Say
USA Today - April 21, 2014

E-cigarette sellers are marketing their products with methods once used to sell tobacco. Should they be regulated more? Comments from Facebook are edited for clarity and grammar:

E-cigs: Ex smoker's fix, but not a quitter's best fit
Vidette Online - April 21, 2014

For many, smoking can be one of the hardest habits to quit. Because of this, the ... To help stop this problem, banning youth sales should start. Parents should be ..

Breakenridge: Where there's e-smoke, there's a fire on city council
Calgary Herald - April 21, 2014

After city council's ill-fated attempt to ban the sale of shark fins, perhaps it was only a ... about people using e-cigarettes in places where smoking is banned.

Tobacco-free e-cigarettes are a healthier choice for smokers, right ...
National Post-by Tom Blackwell - April 21, 2014

Health Canada has deemed e-cigarettes with nicotine illegal, though it permits devices that do not contain the chemical, and the no-nicotine law appears to be ...

Virginia bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors
WVEC.com (subscription) - April 21, 2014

VIRGINIA BEACH -- In response to the growing number of young people experimenting with smokeless tobacco products, Virginia has banned the sale of ...

Hewitt weighs merits of e-cigarette ban for minors
Waco Tribune-Herald - April 21, 2014

But Devlin said he is waiting on guidance from the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, which has concerns about the safety of e-cigarettes, before ...

School board calls for General Assembly to rescind tenure decision
BlueRidgeNow.com - April 21, 2014

...Revised its “Use of Tobacco Products” policy to include electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigs,” in the school system's definition of tobacco products. The change to ...

Tell Us: Should Glen Cove Ban E-cigarettes in No-smoking areas?
Patch.com - April 21, 2014

Should electronic cigarettes be banned in no-smoking areas? ... Thoughts to prohibit e-cigarettes in non-smoking areas come at a time when the U.S. Centers ...

MO lawmakers aim to keep e-cigs from minors
KY3 - April 21, 2014

Even though e-cigarettes don't contain tobacco, they do have liquid nicotine, which comes in hundreds of flavors such as Melon Head, Cake Batter and Gummy ...

Ruston lawmaker's bill to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors advances
KTBS - April 21, 2014

Electronic cigarettes do the same thing real cigarettes do--give users a nicotine fix. The only difference is an e-cigarette is suppose to deliver it without all the ...

Legislative Update: State Sen. Jack Whitver
DesMoinesRegister.com - April 21, 2014

As you may have noticed, the presence of electronic cigarettes has increased in the state. As you walk into convenience stores around the state, many of them ...

Senator Gibson's legislative update
Alton Telegraph - April 21, 2014

We banned e-cigarettes for our minors and created an adult abuse registry for the safety of our adults in assisted living. We made medication more accessible by ...

Ban e-cigarette sales to minors: Editorial
Orlando Sentinel - April 21, 2014

While some e-cigarette fans see them as a safer way than smoking for adults to ... But the Legislature shouldn't make the price of a ban the pre-emption of local ...

Sunny Isles Beach tentatively approves ban on sale of e-cigarettes ...
MiamiHerald.com - April 21, 2014

Sunny Isles Beach commissioners tentatively approved an ordinance Thursday banning the sale of electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine to minors.

No ban on e-cigarettes in Shasta County, yet
KRCRTV.COM - April 21, 2014

On Friday Los Angeles became another of many major cities to ban electronic ... In Los Angeles smoking e-cigarettes is now banned in all public places where ...

New e-cig shops could face temporary ban in Mission Viejo
OCRegister - April 21, 2014

The city now prohibits e-cigarette use in areas where state laws ban smoking. ... shops to operate only in commercial zones and banning all smoking lounges.

SF schools seek to extinguish e-cigarette use on campuses
San Francisco Examiner - April 21, 2014

... airborne pollution containing nicotine, heavy metals and carcinogens, said Derek Smith, director of the Department of Public Health's Tobacco Free Project.

Los Angeles Bans Electronic Cigarettes in Bars, Restaurants
WPRO - April 21, 2014

It is now a crime in Los Angeles to take a drag off an electronic cigarette in a public place, including bars and restaurants. ...

Councilwoman wants cigarette sale signs removed from stores
nwitimes.com - April 21, 2014

EAST CHICAGO | The sale of cigarettes, both traditional and electronic, has one East Chicago City Council member concerned. Sixth District Councilwoman Gilda Orange has asked the City Council send letters to two Dollar General stores in East Chicago to request they remove outside signs that she said advertise cheap cigarettes. ...

Halfway Mark: Where things stand in the La. legislative session
The INDsider - April 21, 2014

ODDS AND ENDS: Proposals to ban anyone under the age of 18 in Louisiana from using tanning beds and from buying electronic cigarettes are speeding to ...

Smokin' war in Las Vegas: Are e-cigarettes a tobacco product or not?
Las Vegas Review-Journal - April 21, 2014

Is an e-cigarette that delivers nicotine via an aerosol a tobacco product? 7-Eleven insists it is and wants Becker Enterprises to boot a local e-cigarette operation ...

Long Island puts age clamp on e-cigs
Malaysia Sun - April 21, 2014

Long Island officials in the United States have raised the age limit for purchasing tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. Suffolk County officials on eastern ...

Call to amend law to include e-cigarettes
Newsday - April 21, 2014

Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello said the city should amend its ordinances to include e-cigarettes where smoking is prohibited, and that the town attorney will look at what language would be needed for a City Council resolution to make the citys anti-smoking ordinances more comprehensive. ...

GF stores enter e-cig biz and other news
Prairie Business - April 21, 2014

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Regulations, risks debated, but seller calls them safe way to quit tobacco. A store selling electronic cigarettes opened in Grand Forks last week, as a federal agency works on regulating the product and a debate over its safety swirls.

Clemson University considers tobacco ban
Spartanburg Herald Journal - April 21, 2014

The policy would ban smoking, dipping, chewing and e-cigarettes. Outgoing Faculty Senate President Kelly Smith says faculty members generally support the ...

Policy looks at e-cig use
Crossville Chronicle - April 21, 2014

Also, while some e-cigarettes deliver vaporized nicotine, others have no nicotine ... Claflin noted that possession of alcohol by a minor was a criminal offense.

Residents divided on smoke ban proposal
Valley Morning Star April 21, 2014

The proposed extension also would ban electronic cigarettes from the workplace. Youth of the community through an organization called Harlingen Smoke ...

Quitting smoking through e-cigarettes may not be effective
Post-Bulletin - April 21, 2014

A fair amount of conversation about e-cigarettes has involved people using them in efforts to quit smoking. Researchers say the evidence for that has been ...

American Heritage 'America's Original E-Cig(TM)': Same Realistic ...
EIN News (press release) - April 21, 2014

American Heritage's disposable premium electronic cigarettes have combined authentic true to life flavor with a soft filter which has pushed it to the forefront in ...

An E-Cig Player To Watch
Investing.com - April 21, 2014

The electronic cigarette industry is fast becoming one of the most widely talked about disruptive trends of the year. The exponential growth of the market during the past five years has turned what was once a novelty product into the product that, reportedly, will outsell traditional cigarettes over the next two decades.

Save E-Cigarettes From the Children
Reason - April 21, 2014

Last year I gave our oldest daughter an electronic cigarette kit for her 20th birthday. At that point Francine, who started smoking at 17, was going through two or three packs of Camels a daywhich was pretty impressive, especially since she was not allowed to smoke inside the house. Today Francine has cut her cigarette habit down to zero. Instead she gets her nicotine from a refillable device that delivers the drug in a propylene glycol vapor, avoiding the tobacco combustion products that had threatened to degrade her health and shorten her life. Her favorite flavor: berry menthol.

Tobacco giants muscle in on e-cigarette market
euronews - April 21, 2014

The big tobacco companies have launched an assault on the emerging so-called ... produced is harmless, so the product can be used in places cigarettes are banned. ... Bans on advertising are also able to be outmanouvered, say critics.

It May Be Years Before the FDA Decides on Menthol Regulations
Motley Fool - April 20, 2014

Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, stated last year that, "The ... In particular, as non-menthol cigarette use across the country sharply ... which are concerned that a ban on menthol cigarettes could lead to a rise in ...

Robert McCartney: Ban e-cigarette ads from TV and radio
Capital Times - April 20, 2014

The tobacco industry is sharply raising spending on ads and other marketing for electronic cigarettes to try to make smoking glamorous again and hook a new generation of Americans on nicotine.

Opposing view: E-cigarettes can help end smoking
Florida Today - April 20, 2014

Combustion tobacco cigarettes will prematurely kill 480,000 Americans this year. This devastating trend is projected to continue for years, but it's not inevitable. While some e-cigarette advertising has been inappropriate, others bolster public health efforts. NJOY's "Friends don't let friends smoke" TV ads urge adult smokers to switch. Appropriate standards would ensure e-cigarettes are promoted in ways that minimize youth appeal while motivating adults to leave combustion smoking. Where e-liquids are sold separately, child-resistant packaging is essential. Weiss is the president and CEO of NJOY Inc.

Other Views: E-cigarette sellers take page from Big Tobacco's book
The Daily Advertiser - April 20, 2014

Just when smoking has finally lost its glamour, along come electronic cigarettes and an avalanche of sexy new ads that promote vaping. In one, actor Stephen Dorff, shirtless, talks about taking back your freedom while inhaling vapor on Lorillards blu eCig. (Can anyone say Marlboro Man?) In another ad for blu, former Playboy centerfold Jenny McCarthy leans forward seductively into the camera before saying: I feel free to have one almost anywhere.

E-cigarettes banned in county buildings
Gloversville Leader-Herald - April 20, 2014

FONDA - Montgomery County is following in the footsteps of Albany County with its recent ban of e-cigarettes in county-owned buildings.

Long story short
Albany Times Union (blog) - April 20, 2014

As the public health community debates the implications of electronic cigarettes, some states want to cash in on the rapidly growing market by taxing the devices ...

E-cigarettes, KCI, overcoming hate
Kansas City Star - April 20, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are rising in popularity. Its no surprise the Missouri legislature has passed bills addressing them. On the surface, the bills appear to prohibit e-cigarette sales to minors. But looking deeper, you will see the real reason the tobacco industry is pushing these bills. Its to undermine effective tobacco-control laws by creating loopholes for e-cigarettes. Under these bills, e-cigarettes would be exempt from Missouris tobacco-control laws.

Report: Big increase in nicotine exposure from e-cig liquid
KTAR.com - April 20, 2014

PHOENIX -- A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a nationwide rise in nicotine exposure from the liquid in e-cigarettes, mirroring increases seen by Arizona's poison control centers. ...

Senator Harris: Advocating for Healthy Youth
Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper - April 19, 2014

Many teens particularly, are beginning to participate in a popular new trend known as vaping. Vaping refers to inhaling the vapors from electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, a battery-powered device that delivers a dose of nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals. However, studies show that e-cigarettes are not scientifically proven to be an effective tool to discourage cigarette smoking. Instead, those individuals that do want to quit should turn to organizations such as the Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network (WAATPN), which educates smokers about the dangers of smoking and provides information about smoking cessation programs

Cities weigh regulating e-cigarettes: Ordinances aimed at keeping minors from buying devices
Denton Record Chronicle - April 19, 2014

The growing use of electronic cigarettes by minors is meeting with growing resistance in Denton County. Five towns in the Denton area have already passed ordinances prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, and several other cities are considering similar moves.

E-cigs, ag center on agenda
Wise County Messenger - April 19, 2014

The Decatur school board will talk about electronic cigarettes and the proposed DISD agriculture project center when it meets Monday at the administration ...

Clemson University considers tobacco ban
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com April 19, 2014

CLEMSON, S.C. The chairman of Clemson University's Board of Trustees says a task force is discussing a policy that would ban the use of all tobacco products, inside or outdoors. The Greenville News reported (http://grnol.co/1pijxLb) that trustees' Chairman David Wilkins says a task force is considering whether to present such a policy to the board. The policy would ban smoking, dipping, chewing and e-cigarettes.

Letter: Balance the debate over e-cigarettes
INFORUM April 19, 2014

In regard to The Forums April 12 editorial on e-cigarettes: The editorial was so full of half-truths and histrionic hand-waving that I kept expecting to see it was a paid advertisement. Apparently, publishing it as an opinion allows the writers at The Forum to avoid any journalistic integrity and fact checking.

Nebraska's first tobacco-free campus, four years later
Lexington Clipper Herald - April 19, 2014

Just over four years ago, Mid-Plains Community College became the first public post-secondary institution in Nebraska to enact a policy declaring that all of their college campuses would be entirely tobacco-free. With the introduction of electronic cigarettes, MPCC's Tobacco-Free Campus policy was expanded in February 2014 to include all types of electronic cigarettes ...

Missouri should treat e-cigarettes the same as other tobacco products
STLtoday.com - April 19, 2014

The Missouri Senate is currently considering SB 841, which has the potential to exempt e-cigarettes from our states existing tobacco control policies, and could prevent e-cigarettes from being regulated in the future, even if they are found to be dangerous. The e-cigarette industry wants people to believe that e-cigarettes are completely safe to use, but this is not necessarily the case. Many e-cigs contain the same harmful and toxic ingredients as traditional cigarettes, and have the potential to be just as addictive. Until significant scientific research is completed, our legislators should treat e-cigarettes the same as other tobacco products.

Legislators weigh in on ban of e-cigs to minors
Insurance News Net (press release) - April 19, 2014

Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill into law on Monday that bans the sale of all types of e-cigarettes to minors and called the measure a "big win" in an effort to reduce tobacco use.

Editorial: A threat to kids
Ocala - April 19, 2014

State lawmakers cant do something as simple as banning electronic cigarette sales to minors without turning it into an attack on home rule. While the Florida Senate unanimously passed a measure prohibiting e-cigarette sales to minors, House lawmakers couldnt leave well enough alone. They tacked on a measure that would prevent local governments from instituting their own rules for e-cigarettes as well as tobacco products.

Vaping lounges offer refuge from LA's new e-cigarette ban
89.3 KPCC - April 19, 2014

As an e-cigarette user, Reese Flores says the City of L.A.s new ordinance banning the devices in public spaces unfairly punishes him and other vapers. But as he manned the counter on the first day of the ban at Vapegoat, an e-cigarette retailer in Highland Park, Flores saw an upside: a possible uptick in business. That's because the ban exempts e-cigarette retailers and vaping lounges. Vapegoat has carved out a lounge space in its York Boulevard store, complete with couches, a display of original artwork and a sound system that on this afternoon blares the Linkin Park station on Pandora.

Los Angeles e-cig ban takes effect
10News - April 19, 2014

VENICE - Owners of vapor lounges around Los Angeles are hoping a new law banning electronic cigarettes from public places that took effect at midnight Friday ...

Venice Vapor Lab Owner Hopes City's E-Cig Ban Helps Business
Patch.com - April 19, 2014

Owners of vapor lounges around Los Angeles are hoping a new law banning electronic cigarettes from public places going into effect at midnight will bring in ...

Dixon leaders consider host of bans
The Reporter - April 19, 2014

Citing public safety issues, Dixon city leaders are seeking temporary bans on the establishment and operation of massage parlors; computer gaming and Internet access shops; and hookah, e-cigarette lounges and vapor bars within the city. On Tuesday, the City Council will consider adopting interim urgency ordinances regarding each, which would result in 45-day moratoriums.

In our opinion: FDA must consider regulating nicotine in e-cigarettes
Deseret News - April 19, 2014

For decades, cigarette advertising has been heavily regulated on the basis that such an unhealthy product ought not be marketed to young people. Tobacco ads ...

Whoopi Goldberg Dishes About Pain Relief From Vaping Marijuana
Monsters and Critics.com - April 19, 2014

Whoopi Goldberg, like many people, uses marijuana for pain relief. In her debut column titled My vape pen and I, a love story, she describes her use of the vape pen as a life saver for pain management, in a delivery system that keeps her from being too intoxicated by the active ingredients that makes one high when ingesting it.

The E-Cig Market Is Still Smokin'
Motley Fool - April 19, 2014

Personal vaping systems, or PVS's, are essentially electronic cigarettes, but further evolved from those that merely mimicked the look of a combustible one, ...

LGBT Wellness Roundup: April 18
Huffington Post - April 18, 2014

The targeting of youth by e-cigarettes companies has been all over the news this week, which raises concerns among LGBT youth and health advocates that ...

E-Cigarettes Banned at Petco Park
NBC 7 San Diego - April 17, 2014

A hazy area of ballpark rules is getting cleared up. On Thursday, Petco Park officials said that smoking electronic cigarettes is not allowed inside the park.

Artesia City Council Enters E-Cigarette Fray
Los Cerritos News - April 17, 2014

With electronic cigarette shops and retailers fast proliferating streets and neighborhoods across Southern California, more cities in the region are quickly ...

Los Angeles e-cigarette ban in bars, restaurants starts Saturday
Los Angeles Daily News - April 18, 2014

The ban goes into effect more than a month after the Los Angeles City Council, ... to restrict e-cigarette use in the same areas where tobacco smoking is barred. ... club's manager, said it is not a “well-known fact (vaping) is going to be banned.

Buford Man Makes Transition From E-Cigarette User to Retailer
Northern Gwinnett News (NGwinnett.com) - April 18, 2014

Buford resident Michael Andrea first started using electronic cigarettes when he decided to give up chewing tobacco. As soon as he began “vaping,” he was able ...

Altria Group Is Smoking Higher This Year
GuruFocus.com - April 18, 2014

Altria Group Inc. is launching its first electronic cigarette under the MarkTen brand in Indiana starting in August and expanding its smokeless product offerings.

2014 legislative session: New laws' impact will be far-reaching
The Lane Report - April 18, 2014

A change in state law will make it illegal for retailers to see e-cigarettes to those under 18. There may be a bit less kudzu and other invasive plants along ...

Boston Common 4/20 vape-out will protest public smoking ban
BDCwire - April 18, 2014

Or, on April 20, a day of celebration for the marijuana-supporting community, they're taking it to the Common, to protest the ban on smoking in public, passed by ...

Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation
KTVO - April 18, 2014

(AP) -- The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.

E-cigarette debate lights up House
Columbia Daily Tribune - April 18, 2014

Rowden replied he was trying to restrict youth access and that if new ... Food and Drug Administration issues regulations restricting them like cigarettes, the ... smoking is banned or impair the enforcement of other local restrictions on cigarettes.

(Neb.)-E-Cigarettes Now Illegal For Minors, Extended Alcohol Sales
KCSR - April 18, 2014

The PPC recommends businesses reevaluate their tobaccosmoke-free policies to include e-cigarettes. Tobacco Free in the Panhandle coordinator Tabi ...

E-cigarette use raises concerns
RU Daily Targum - April 18, 2014

Since e-cigarettes give users the nicotine fix they crave without the smoke, many ... harmful, then banning them isn't in the interest of public health either,” Steinberg said. ... for these federal regulations or even a ban on e-cigarettes altogether. ... New Jersey banned the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 19 as ...

Push In NJ To Tax Electronic Cigarettes Not Met With Open Arms
CBS Local - April 18, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – As New Jersey legislators wrestle with Governor Chris Christie's proposed budget, there's a good deal of attention centered on a plan to ...

There's Still No Conclusive Science Behind the Idea That E ...
PolicyMic - April 18, 2014

The electronic smoking alternatives — at least according to recent headlines ... six manufacturers also said they would favor a ban on selling e-cigarettes to ...

Caerphilly council step closer to e-cigarettes ban
Campaign Series - April 18, 2014

A LOCAL authority in Gwent is a step closer to introducing a ban on electronic cigarettes on council premises and in council vehicles. Banning the use of the ...

E-cigs could tempt kids to start smoking - school governor
Manchester Evening News - April 18, 2014

Children as young as 12 could be tempted to start smoking because of ... Last year the council banned staff from smoking e-cigarettes in public view close to its ...

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes Named No 1 Small Business In ...
IT Business Net - April 17, 2014

"This award is a tremendous honor for our team," said Matthew Steingraber, co-founder of White Cloud. "While we are extremely proud of our growth, ...

2014 FDLI Annual Conference April 23-24, 2014: Agenda
Food and Drug Law Journal - April 17, 2014

CTP Mitchell R. Zeller, JD, Director, Center for Tobacco Products, OMPT, FDA / Stacey Younger Gagosian, Director, Government Affairs, American Legacy Foundation / David Graham, Senior Vice President, International Regulatory Affairs, NJOY, Inc. Daniel Mc

Are Electronic Cigarettes Dangerous Enough to Be Regulated? Plus ...
SmallCap Network - April 17, 2014

A quick wrap-up of the latest news from the electronic cigarette industry along with eCig stocks like Reynolds American, Inc (RAI), mCig Inc (MCIG), Victory ...

E-cigarette sellers take a page from Big Tobacco: Our view
Green Bay Press Gazette - April 17, 2014

Just when smoking has finally lost its glamour, along come electronic cigarettes ... TV ads were banned in 1970. ... At least until more studies are done, all states should treat the new devices as they treat cigarettes, with bans on youth sales ...

E-cigarettes can help end smoking: Opposing view
USA TODAY - April 17, 2014

Suggestions to constrain nicotine to unsatisfying levels, or to ban flavors that ... or banning advertising also risks promoting continued combustion smoking.

Tobacco Lobby Opens a New Playbook for E-Cigarettes
National Journal - April 17, 2014

The industry's ability to oppose regulation—the 1988 ban of smoking on airlines, for example, championed by then-Rep. Dick Durbin—has been seriously ...

People's Pharmacy: Nicotine is addictive, even in e-cigarettes
Winston-Salem Journal - April 17, 2014

Q.: I recently started using an e-cigarette. It has dramatically cut down my smoking of traditional cigarettes, plus there is no smoke smell or residual on clothing or ...

Commentary: Advertising for e-cigarettes needs regulation
Santa Fe New Mexican.com - April 17, 2014

Blair Roberts, a sales associate at Colorado E-Smokes, holds an electronic cigarette and the filter end that holds the liquid nicotine solution. Associated Press ...

State of Missouri Plans to Ban Sale of E-Cigarettes to Teens, Report ...
Science World Report - April 17, 2014

... that teens were "aggressively" smoking the e-cigarettes and that the product ... and the Senate voted 27-4 in favor of the ban, the Kansas City Star reports.

Keeping E-Cigarettes Out of the Hands of Children
South County Mail - April 17, 2014

E-cigarettes and nicotine vaporizers are battery-powered devices that heat liquid nicotine to create a vapor that's inhaled. If you've visited a gas station in the last ...

Framingham to check for tobacco sales to minors
Wicked Local Framingham - April 17, 2014

Using a regional tobacco control collaborative grant, the Board of Health will be ensuring businesses aren't selling tobacco products and nicotine delivery ...

Committee backs new nicotine restrictions in Newton
Wicked Local Newton - April 17, 2014

Zaleznik also noted that some kids start just using e-cigarettes but then begin mixing in traditional cigarettes to save money. And because e-cigarettes are ...

Huntley District 158 votes to ban e-cigarettes in schools
ABC7Chicago.com - April 17, 2014

[FILE] A sales associate demonstrates the use of a electronic cigarette and the smoke like vapor that comes from it in Aurora, Colo. on Wednesday, March 2, ...

AH Law Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Children
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online - April 17, 2014

The village board last week updated the Arlington Hts. Municipal Code to prohibit the sale of alternative nicotine products, such as electronic cigarettes, ...

'Aromas eLounge': CHANGING PERCEPTIONS ...
TCPalm - April 17, 2014

“E-cigs satisfy your need to smoke by substituting the traditional rolled tobacco or cigarette with an electronic device that produces vapor instead of smoke, yet it .

Rec boards discuss smoking policies
YourWestValley.com - April 17, 2014

The ban would allow residents to smoke electronic cigarettes only in ... I think if it helps someone to stop smoking then, yes, they should be allowed to smoke ...

Letter: Students need help in constant tobacco battle
Enterprise-Record - April 17, 2014

When asked about current use of electronic cigarettes, or other nicotine delivery devices, 2 percent of seventh-graders, 9 percent of ninth-graders, 12 percent of ...

City Council: Plastic bags to stay in Scotts Valley
Santa Cruz Sentinel - April 17, 2014

The council also unanimously passed an ordinance on e-cigarettes, equating the electronic devices to traditional cigarettes. In addition to that, the ordinance ...

E-cigs a challenge for police, educators
Moorpark Acorn - April 17, 2014

E-cigarettes, or vaporizers, are being heralded by some as the best new way to help cigarette smokers kick the habit and blasted by others as a gateway to ...

Laws affecting youths to be discussed at Town Hall meeting
Napa Valley Register - April 17, 2014

Laws on underage drinking, e-cigarettes, synthetic drug use and other issues will be discussed from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at a community meeting at New ...

Coconino County wants to choke off e-cigarettes in public places
cvbugle - April 17, 2014

... North Dakota, as well as 24 counties in states such as West Virginia and Kentucky, according to a report by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...

Keep e-cigs off school campuses
Agoura Hills Acorn - April 17, 2014

E-cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that produce sweetsmelling vapors as opposed to foul tobacco smoke, have begun popping up in principals' offices ...

Editorial: Addicting children
Gainesville Sun - April 17, 2014

Last year, Alachua County commissioners banned e-cigarette sales to minors and ... While state law bans cigarette smoking in most indoor workplaces, local ... move in banning their sale to minors but a statewide ban would make more sense.

ISS prepares for Sen. Durbin town hall meeting
Daily Illini - April 17, 2014

...enabled me, a once hopelessly addicted tobacco cigarette smoker, to be tobacco free for 3.5 years and enjoy drastically.improved health. If the E-Cig was ...

Littleton board mulls e-cig restrictions
Wicked Local Littleton - April 17, 2014

At first glance, electronic cigarettes, placed behind convenience store counters, resemble harmless long black pens. But teens and young adults who want to ...

Board restricts tobacco sales in Westford
Herald News – April 17, 2014

Young adults who want to buy electronic cigarettes, packed in shiny plastic cartons along the front of Nab's One Stop Shop in Westford, can no longer do so.

Legislature gives broad approval to e-cigarette regulation, but ...
PoliticMo - April 17, 2014

Both chambers of the state Legislature approved legislation on Thursday that would ban minors from purchasing electronic vapor cigarettes. The legislation, HB ...

Minors banned from buying e-cigarettes under bills passed by ...
STLtoday.com - April 17, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri minors could be banned from purchasing electronic cigarettes or "vaping" products under legislation passed in both the Missouri ...

Poll: Should New Jersey Tax Electronic Cigarettes Like Regular ...
NJ Spotlight - April 17, 2014

If e-cigarettes are so dangerous, why doesn't the state ban them? ... themselves whether e-cigarettes can help them quit smoking, without having the nanny state ...

Gross, Healy to run for school board seats
The Island Now - April 17, 2014

Healy also said she has been trying to change the district's smoking policy, which is currently being proposed to include a ban on e-cigarettes on school property ...

E-cigarette etiquette: While regulations remain in flux, users ...
In-Forum - April 17, 2014

A statewide smoke-free law approved by North Dakota voters in 2012 does include electronic cigarettes, Eaton said, which means they can't be used indoors in ...

Tulsa World Editorial: Ban vaping sales to children, equalize taxes ...
Tulsa World - April 17, 2014

A watered-down bill to regulate sales of e-cigarettes has passed the state House. Senate Bill 1602 passed on a 87-0 vote. It would block sales of electronic ...

Electronic cigarettes help fund Darlington Co. jail
WMBF - April 17, 2014

The Darlington County Detention Center had historically been a non-smoking facility, mostly to keep inmates from using cigarettes and lighters as weapons, but ...

Mobile devices allowed at schools 'within reason'
Shelbyville Times-Gazette - April 17, 2014

The board also modified its Tobacco Free Schools policy to also ban electronic cigarettes and personal vaporizers. Rutherford County and Murfreesboro schools ...

Sabine ISD bans e-cigarettes
Tyler Morning Telegraph - April 17, 2014

(MCT) -- Sabine ISD has banned e-cigarettes following an escalating series of issues involving students in ... "We'd like to go ahead and place in our policy to ban the e-cigarettes from campuses ... "You can't be in our office smoking anything.

Utah's first 'Vapor Fest' in Ogden will celebrate e-cigarettes
El Estándar - April 17, 2014

Smoking and vaping is also banned in outdoor public places such as playgrounds, recreational areas, amphitheaters, fairgrounds, sports fields, amusement ...

WHO Plans to Regulate E-Cigs Like Normal Tobacco
Washington Free Beacon - April 17, 2014

WHO Plans to Regulate E-Cigs Like Normal Tobacco ... Organization (WHO) is pushing to regulate electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, under the same guidelines as ...

Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, US data show
Chicago Tribune - April 17, 2014

...nonsmokers, particularly young people, to try conventional cigarettes. E-cigarette advocates have argued that they provide a safer alternative for smokers.

McCartney: Stop Big Tobacco from promoting e-cigarettes
Newsday - April 17, 2014

... e-cigarettes and might recommend banning television and radio advertising. ... Promoting e-cigarettes also risks encouraging smoking, in general. ... inclined to quit if they can vape in places where combustibles are banned. ... The FDA should impose a nationwide ban on selling e-cigarettes to people younger than 18

New FDA regs could slow down e-cigarette growth
Dayton Business Journal-by Olivia Barrow - April 17, 2014

... such as bars and workplaces, could be affected if e-cigarettes fall under the same rules as cigarettes for the purpose of smoke-free venues, Leddy said.

E-cigarette makers hook youth on their products with sly tactics
NJ.com - April 17, 2014

The FDA should ban flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to youth and ... updating state youth tobacco control laws to prohibit youth purchase” of tobacco products, ...

E-cigarettes: no smoke without fear ($$)
Financial Times (uk) - April 17, 2014

E-cigarettes are big business. How did they start? How do they work? And what is big tobacco doing to protect its market share?

Has Altria Entered The Electronic Cigarette Market Just In Time?
Trefis - April 17, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are a tobacco-less battery powered version of a traditional cigarette that uses an atomizer to vaporize liquid nicotine. The vaporized nicotine ...

Should You Be Worried About Your E-Cigarette Exploding?
Mother Jones-by Asawin Suebsaeng - April 17, 2014

Last week, an 18-year-old bartender in North Yorkshire, England, was serving drinks when a colleague's electronic cigarette exploded, setting the bartender's ...

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY 4/17: Negative e-cigarette side effects?
Tuscaloosa Magazine - April 17, 2014

A preliminary report in JAMA Internal Medicine (online, March 24, 2014) noted that people using e-cigarettes were no more likely to quit smoking than those ...

E-Cigarettes, Momentum to Legalize Marijuana Could Revive Tobacco Industry, According to The Boston Company Asset Management
PR Newswire - April 17, 2014

E-cigarettes and growing momentum to legalize marijuana in the United States could dramatically revive growth for major tobacco companies, which have not introduced a major new product since light cigarettes in 1970, according to The Boston Company Asset

E-cigarettes, dangerous or not? Even the FDA isn't sure
Tech Times - April 17, 2014

On one side there are the problems that have caused injuries, and then there is the idea that e-cigarettes act as a gateway product for young people to smoking ...

Experts challenge e-cigarettes study
The Local.ch - April 17, 2014

Two Swiss medical organisations have rejected calls to overturn the ban on sales of ... The smoking of e-cigarettes in Switzerland should be treated similarly to ...

Cautious council bans sale of e-cigs in its markets
Lancaster Today - April 17, 2014

A blanket ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes in the district's markets has been ... and means the use of e-cigs is already banned in council buildings including the ... devices to reduce the harm from smoking or in attempts to quit completely.

E-Cigarettes target youth with festivals, lawmakers say
The Tribune-Democrat - April 16, 2014

Six companies including Green Smoke, acquired April 1 by Altria Group and Lorillard, ... were used by major cigarette manufacturers before they were banned," said Rep. ... The FDA should ban flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to youth and ...

With pot and e-cigarettes, Big Tobacco is just waiting to inhale ...
Washington Times - April 16, 2014

Electronic cigarettes and marijuana could prove a vital breath of fresh air for the nation's fading tobacco industry. Desperate for new products and new customers ...

Roswell Park Researching Long-term Effects of E-Cigarettes
WKBW-TV - April 16, 2014

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) If you're a smoker looking to quit, research is underway to look at the effects of electronic cigarettes and the chemicals in them.

E-Cigarettes Light Up Controversy Among Employers
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - April 16, 2014

... and that banning their use eliminates the risk of complaints from non-smokers who ... A few organizations have already banned hiring e-smokers. ... Illinois, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, also have included a ban on e-cigarettes as part of ... Creating a policy that bans e-smoking can be as easy as adding e-cigarettes to an ...

Herzog to Keynote 2014 AWMA C-Metrics Forum
CSPnet.com - April 16, 2014

E-Cigarettes & Vaping: Nik Modi, managing director of tobacco, household products and beverages for RBC Capital Markets LLC. Candy: Kit Dietz, principal, ...

American Heritage's electronic cigarettes available now in vending ...
MENAFN.COM - April 16, 2014

According to the company, the vending machines will utilise American Heritage's point of sale marketing material and will sell its Platinum, Original Red and ...

N.J. officials debate taxing e-cigarettes
Philly.com - April 16, 2014

Its adult smoking rate of 17.3 percent is 13th highest in the country, while its ... that roughly 38 percent of the state's municipalities have adopted smoking bans.

Sculptures, sidewalks addressed in Holdrege School Board meeting
Kearney Hub - April 16, 2014

The plan is to add e-cigarettes to the list of items banned from school properties. Hilyard said there have been no incidents involving e-cigarettes, but many ...

Los Angeles Celebrates 'Last Vape'
SFGate (blog) - April 16, 2014

Los Angeles' e-cigarette ban comes into effect this Saturday at midnight, treating portable vaporizers as they would cigarettes and disallowing indoor use in ...


Corte Madera votes to ban smoking, e-cigarette use in multifamily housing units
Marin Independent Journal - April 16, 2014

Corte Madera has become the first Marin community to explicitly ban the use of e-cigarettes in multifamily housing units and public spaces. According to the nonprofit American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation in Berkeley, nearly 140 cities and counties in the United States have placed restrictions on e-smoking, including Fairfax, Mill Valley and Tiburon. All of these local ordinances don't specifically address e-cigarettes, but do reference "tobacco-like" products such as hookah or any other device containing tobacco.

Up in smoke
The Salinas Californian - April 16, 2014

A fruit-flavored haze hangs in the air at V-Luxe Vape & Art in Oldtown Salinas. Behind the bar in the Off Main center, Arnel and Mindy Ordonio greet customers and explain the latest alternative smoking trend.

St. Vrain Valley school lunch prices to increase in fall
Colorado Hometown Weekly - April 16, 2014

The school board also adopted a revised policy that prohibits students' possession of any tobacco product including e-cigarettes on school property.

Don Torok: Oppose bill that encourages tobacco use
Sun-Sentinel - April 16, 2014

Thank you for your recent editorial, "Picking fights won't help e-cigarette ban," in reference to House Bill 169 and e-cigarettes. Your editorial only touched the surface of the real issue and it is an important one for all of the residences in Florida. A bill being considered by the Florida Legislature should incite both parents and public health supporters to action. House Bill 169 started out as a bill that would prohibit the sale of nicotine dispensing devices, commonly known as e-cigarettes, to minors. Now, language has been added to the legislation that would effectively eliminate years of hard work to protect Florida's youth from tobacco products. If this bill becomes law, all of the good work done in communities across Florida to limit the exposure that children have to tobacco products in retail environments would be overturned ...

Kentucky General Assembly session ends
The Lane Report - April 16, 2014

Electronic cigarettes. SB 109 prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to those under the age of 18. Health care. SB 7 will broaden the prescribing authority of Advanced ...

Our View: Temporary ban could solve e-cigarette dilemma
Post-Bulletin - April 16, 2014

Who will act first to tighten rules regarding the sale, marketing and use of e-cigarettes the Minnesota Legislature or the federal Food and Drug Administration?

Missouri House OKs limiting e-cigarettes to adults
KSDK - April 16, 2014

Missouri House members have given first-round approval to legislation that seeks to prevent children and younger teens from buying electronic cigarettes and other devices.

Hicks: City will pay $29000 more to keep P Street on schedule
Lincoln Journal Star - April 16, 2014

Smokers have few friends: Its not often that anyone stands up for smokers. But two county commissioners last week found discussion about closing yet another area to smokers troubling. After approving a ban on e-cigarettes in local government buildings, the Public Building Commission began discussing the possibility of closing a smoking area in an employee parking garage beneath the County-City Building. The smell seems to permeate the whole underground garage and has been a source of complaint, said County Commissioner Jane Raybould. I dont know how comfortable I am beating these folks up, said County Commissioner Brent Smoyer. And Commissioner Roma Amundson said she agreed. No action has been taken yet to close the smoking area.

NJ should tax e-cigarettes to fund stop-smoking programs: Letter
NJ.com - April 16, 2014

The Christie administration has proposed taxing electronic cigarettes at the same rate as regular cigarettes, a move that has the potential to generate $35 million ...

Push for Ban on E-Cigarette Public Vaping [VIDEO]
WRGT TV Fox 45 - April 16, 2014

MONTGOMERY COUNTY -- More people are turning to e-cigarettes. Many cities are pushing to ban vaping in parks, restaurants and in the workplace, but so far ...

Smoking and tobacco ban on city properties to move to Forest Grove ...
The Oregonian - April 16, 2014

The Forest Grove Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend a ban on smoking and tobacco use on all city properties. The far-reaching policy covers city-owned and leased property, city-sponsored events, parks and recreation areas, parking lots, trails and pathways, open space and natural areas. That would include the Forest Grove Farmers Market. It bans cigarettes, cigars, pipes, grass, plant, plant products, liquid, vapor, electronic smoking devices and smokeless tobacco, according to a staff report.

Nipping electric cigarettes in the bud
Advocateanddemocrat - April 16, 2014

MADISONVILLE-The use of smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes has been rising rapidly and is now becoming an issue in school systems across the ...

Rowlett city council passes e-cigarette ordinance
Star Local Media - April 16, 2014

On Tuesday, Rowlett Police Chief William Brodnax presented an ordinance to city council that banned the possession and sale of e-cigarettes to minors with an amendment prohibiting adults from purchasing e-cigarettes and related products for minors. Violating the ordinance could carry a fine of up to $250.

Sabine ISD bans array of electronic cigarettes
Kilgore News Herald - April 16, 2014

Promoted most often as an alternative to tobacco products, e-cigarettes and their ilk are now just as prohibited on Sabine ISD property. Following an escalating series of issues involving students (and others) in possession of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, SISD Superintendent Stacey Bryce on Monday recommended school board members ban the products outright on school property for all comers...

No e-cigarettes on Gillette school property
Casper Star-Tribune Online - April 16, 2014

No e-cigarettes on Gillette school property....

Reports of Exploding E-Cigarettes Growing By the Day Complacency Could Kill
Highlight Press - April 16, 2014

Reports of Exploding E-Cigarettes Growing By the Day Complacency Could Kill The number of reported incidents wherein electronic cigarettes have explode ...

Are e-cigarettes deadly? It's too soon to tell, according to new report
Daily Digest - April 16, 2014

E-cigarettes are a relatively new product that contain no tobacco, produce no smoke but instead vaporize small amounts of liquid nicotine, simulating the ...

Scientists begin investigating possible health impacts of e-cigarettes
Boing Boing-by Maggie Koerth-Baker - April 16, 2014

A study released in January found that e-cigarette vapor can promote the development of cancer in certain types of human cells at least, when those cells are ...

Switching to E-Cigarettes? Read This Study First
Newser - April 16, 2014

(Newser) As the FDA considers how to regulate e-cigarettes, a recent study finds very tentative reason for concern: When it comes to promoting cancer ...

Are e-cigarettes a gateway drug for children?
MarketWatch - April 16, 2014

E-cigarette makers are starting to prey on kids, just like the big tobacco ... and advertising that encourages people to switch to e-cigarettes rather than quitting ...

Vaping not better than quitting smoking
Chillicothe Gazette - April 16, 2014

While government and regulatory agencies scramble to learn about electronic cigarettes and their potential health risks, more and more people are turning to ...

E-Cigarettes: A Chance to Kick the Habit Or A Health Crises [sic] in the making
Men's Fitness - April 16, 2014

Fifty years after the landmark Surgeon General report that exposed the lethal effects of lighting up tobacco cigarettes, U.S. health officials and nicotine addicts ...

Studies trace huge jump in e-cigarette advertising
ConsumerAffairs - April 16, 2014

Tobacco companies face tough restrictions when it comes to marketing cigarettes. Advertising for e-cigarettes, on the other hand, faces no such regulations. At least not yet. Not surprisingly, e-cigarette advertising spending in the U.S. tripled in one year, according to a study by RTI International. The researchers found ad spending went from $6.4 million in 2011 to $18.3 million in 2012.

Regulation of e-cigarettes will be one of tobacco's greatest saviours
CITY A.M. (blog) - April 16, 2014

E-cigarettes have been revolutionising the world of tobacco, translating smokers to vapers with extraordinary success. Some have even claimed the new devices represent a "Kodak moment" for regular cigarettes. American lender Wells Fargo has even gone so far as to predict that e-cigarettes could outsell conventional cigarettes within a decade.

Air Canada's E-Cigarette Ban To Be More Strictly Upheld After Passengers Vaping Complaint
Medical Daily - April 16, 2014

Rather than completely giving up smoking, many Americans are opting to switch to e-cigarettes. Due to the novelty, there is not much enforcement on where ...

E-Vaping & Taxation
CSPnet.com - April 15, 2014

National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) executive director Tom Briant's ... took up the issue of menthol cigarettes and no formal restrictions or ruling has been ... Still, Briant echoed many in the e-cigarette industry, agreeing that certain ...

New debate flares over electronic cigarettes
wtvr.com - April 15, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) There's new debate in the longtime home of big tobacco about whether electronic cigarettes should be regulated like traditional ...

Ordinance to kick butts being studied
Enid News & Eagle - April 15, 2014

ENID, Okla. In the coming weeks, Enid City Commission could vote to ban smoking in public parks. Benson said he would include an ordinance on a future agenda. Ward 5 Commissioner Tammy Wilson asked that it also include a prohibition on the use of so-called vapor or e-cigarettes.

Controversy surrounds e-cigarettes as popularity grows
KLAS-TV - April 15, 2014

E-cigarettes, 'e' for electronic, are growing in popularity and more children are ... There is no rule that e-cigarettes have to be child proofed, technically stores can ...

Health Panel Holds Firm on Electronic Cigarettes
The Epoch Times - April 15, 2014

E-cigarette users say they will continue their fight against a ban of the devices in public places, even though their effort Tuesday before the Hancock County Health Board was to no avail. County officials decided in February that e-cigarettes should be considered like any other cigarette or cigar and banned in public places such as restaurants and stores.

Whitfield County School Board passes 100% tobacco-free policy
WRCB-TV - April 15, 2014

The revised policy also bans the use of electronic cigarettes. The school board began considering changing the policy several weeks ago when Girl Scout ...

Broward school district snuffs out all outdoor smoking
Sun-Sentinel - April 15, 2014

That includes regular cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, pipes and hookah. Nicotine replacement products such as lozenges and patches ...

Mammoth Town Council: pay raise, e-cigarettes, trolley to Lakes Basin
Sierra Wave - April 15, 2014

Also in Consent, changes to the Town Tobacco Regulations to include e-cigarettes. They will be prohibited in the same way tobacco products are regulated.

How they voted: Results from North County government
U-T San Diego - April 15, 2014

The Del Mar City Council on Monday appointed Pat Jacoby and Karen Lockwood to the Parks and Recreation Committee; appointed Ann Feeney, John Goodkind, and Shirley King to the Sustainability Advisory Board; declined to approve a contract for a consultant to conduct a citywide satisfaction survey, directing staff to address questions and concerns with the proposal and return to the council; and introduced an ordinance amending the municipal code to expand the definition of smoking to include e-cigarettes.

What's ahead for North County councils, school boards
U-T San Diego - April 15, 2014

The Encinitas City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Council Chambers, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. Agenda items include: ; adoption of an ordinance amending the municipal code to expand smoking regulations to include electronic cigarettes; ...

Lansing School Board: Search for new grid coach under way
Leavenworth Times - April 15, 2014

New policies the board approved included banning electronic cigarettes and new Internet use regulations, among other changes. A second primary issue for the ...

Now e-cigarette explodes and starts flat fire leaving one woman in hospital [VIDEO]
Daily Mail - April 15, 2014

An electronic cigarette is believed to have sparked a fire at a flat, after it exploded while on charge. Fire chiefs investigating the blaze at the apartment in Barking, in East London, said they believe the device could have overheated while it was plugged into a mains socket. Four fire engines and 21 firefighters rescued a woman from the ground floor flat shortly after 3.30pm on Saturday, and she was taken to hospital by ambulance with smoke inhalation and shock. It comes after 65-year-old Jean Booth was left fighting for her life after she is believed to have used an e-cigarette while she was on oxygen in a Manchester hospital bed. In the early hours of Friday morning the pensioner was engulfed in flames on a ward at the Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, and is now fighting for her life after suffering severe burns to her scalp and face. It comes just two weeks after an e-cigarette exploded in a barmaid's face while it was being charged near the bar of a pub in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Laura Baty, 18, managed to quickly turn away from the flames - but was left with a burnt dress and a singed arm.

Exploding e-cig sparks Barking flat fire
London24 - April 15, 2014

As with all rechargeable electrical equipment, it's vitally important that people use the correct type of charger for their e-cigs to prevent fires which can be serious ...

British grandmother engulfed in flames while possibly smoking e-cigarette: report
The 65-year-old woman's oxygen supply reportedly exploded at a Manchester hospital, leaving her engulfed in flames in what would be the second like incident this month
New York Daily News - April 15, 2014

Previous reports show a connection between e-cigarettes and explosions. Earlier this month a barmaid in North Yorkshire, England was terrifyingly filmed ...

Firms should consider updating smoking rules
Yorkshire Post - April 15, 2014

BUSINESSES should consider updating their rules on smoking and decide whether to ban staff from using electronic cigarettes in the workplace, according to a ...

Most nicotine refills for e-cigarettes break poison labelling laws
DutchNews.nl - April 15, 2014

Almost 70% of nicotine-based refills for electronic cigarettes fail to state the contents are poisonous, despite this being required by law, according to research by the Dutch food safety body NVWA.

Health Advocates Steamed About Bill Preempting Local E-Cig Rules
WUSF News - April 15, 2014

One bill that some say would preempt local rules has anti-tobacco groups demanding it to be killed. The health advocates say the measure banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors also undoes local restrictions in more than 50 cities and counties.

Towns target teens' use of e-cigarettes
Chicago Tribune - April 15, 2014

The village of Barrington has an ordinance that forbids minors from possessing e-cigarettes, and the local school system also bans the devices. But such is the concern over "vaping" the practice of inhaling nicotine-spiked vapor through a battery-powered pipe that when a student is caught with the gear, the police are alerted, too.

Teen Smoking Rate Hits All-Time Low In Chicago
CBS Local - April 15, 2014

The city has added e-cigarettes to its smoking ban, meaning the devices cannot be ... Smoking also is banned anywhere within 15 feet of a building entrance.

Kentucky's Public Health Chief Wants E-cigs in Statewide Smoke-Free Law
WKU Public Radio - April 15, 2014

Dr. Stephanie Mayfield hopes a statewide ban on smoking in public places clears the General Assembly next year and she wants e-cigs to be included.

Student group wants E-cigs banned
Bayoubuzz - April 15, 2014

Regardless of whether the decision comes down to make LSUs campus smoke-free, tobacco-free or somewhere in between, electronic cigarettes may well be placed under the same on-campus restrictions as its traditional counterparts.

Westford board votes to ban cigarette sales to those younger than 21
The Sun - April 15, 2014

WESTFORD -- Starting June 1, only those 21 and older will be able to purchase a cigarette or electronic cigarette in town. The Board of Health voted unanimously Monday to implement new tobacco regulations, which includes restricting the sale of traditional as well as e-cigarettes. According to state law, tobacco may only be sold to those older than 18; there's no age limit regarding the sale of "e-cigs," which works by converting a solution with flavoring, solvents and often, nicotine, into vapors which can be inhaled, though most stores impose their own limit at age 18. Chairman Zac Cataldo said the group was looking to bring the town on trend with several other places that restrict tobacco sales. He pointed to CVS recently eliminating products from their shelves. Westford is now one of about a dozen communities in Massachusetts adopting similar bylaws. Other communities which have taken a similar step include Dedham, Hudson, Needham and Scituate.

Missouri House OKs limiting e-cigarettes to adults
KOAM-TV - April 15, 2014

(AP) - Missouri House members have given first-round approval to legislation that seeks to prevent children and younger teens from buying electronic cigarettes ...

State Legislators Question Benefits of Raising Tax on E-Cigarettes
Philly.com (blog) - April 15, 2014

N.J. Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd wants to raise state taxes on e-cigarettes to help discourage their use. (Diedra Laird/Charlotte Observer/MCT).

Smoking 21' Law: Is Nassau Next?
Leg. Judy Jacobs offers reasons to make it illegal to sell tobacco products to those under 21 in Nassau County
Patch.com - April 15, 2014

On Monday, Suffolk County legislatures made the Smoking 21 bill official. That means that beginning Jan. 1, 2015, anyone in Suffolk buying tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, liquid nicotine, rolling papers, and pipes must be 21, by law.

Suffolk County raises age limit on tobacco, electronic cigarettes to 21
Oneida Dispatch - April 15, 2014

MINEOLA (AP) >> Officials on eastern Long Island claim theirs is the first municipality in the country to raise the age limit for purchasing tobacco products and ...

School board OKs 2.5% raises for Papillion-La Vista administrators
Omaha World-Herald - April 15, 2014

The board also discussed a name for a new elementary and whether to ban electronic cigarettes from school property. The school is to be built in the North ...

E-cig usage banned inside Smith Co. buildings, will follow same protocol as traditional smokers
KETK - April 15, 2014

Tyler, Texas (KETK) Electronic cigarettes and other vaping products will now be covered under Smith County's smoking ordinance and will not be allowed inside Smith County buildings nor within 50 feet of the county property entrances.

Broader city smoking ban proposed
Insurance News Net (press release) - April 15, 2014

Mayor Chris Boswell has proposed extending the city's no-smoking ordinance to include non-profit private clubs and fraternal organizations. The proposal also would apply to all bars, nightclubs, gaming rooms, the dog track, hotels and motels and playgrounds. "I'm hoping the commission will consider going the rest of the way as a way to help insure the health of those in the workplace," Boswell said Monday. "Most businesses are already in voluntary compliance, it appears." The proposed ban also would apply to electronic cigarettes, which he said are "showing a link to health issues."

Lander School Board to vote on banning e-cigarettes
County 10 - April 15, 2014

As a result, use of e-cigarettes should not be allowed on our school property by adults so that the District can comply with requirements of tobacco-free schools ...

Smokescreen: Are E-Cigarettes Safe?
Scientific American - April 15, 2014

Television advertisements for cigarettes have been banned in the U.S. since 1971, but in the past few years supposedly healthier, battery-powered alternatives have landed numerous prime-time appearances. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, as they are known, soaked up the spotlight in recent Super Bowl commercials, on late-night talk shows and in a comedy sketch during the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Indeed, a recent survey shows that nearly 60 percent of Americans are now familiar with the sleek, smokeless devices.

SFATA Responds To Durbin Report On E-Cigarettes
Convenience Store Decisions - April 15, 2014

There is no evidence that use of e-cigarettes and vapor products may lead to or contribute to the use of combustible cigarettes, by teenagers or by anyone else, says president of SFATA.

American Heritage Enters Agreement To Sell E-Cigarettes In Vending
VendingMarketWatch - April 15, 2014

American Heritage electronic cigarettes will be sold in 330 vending machines in Las ... Original Red and Menthol varieties of its premium disposable e-cigarettes. ... they can get to a traditional cigarette in terms of realistic look, feel and taste.".

VitaCig, Inc. Launches $2 Nicotine-Free eCig Emitting Flavorful Vapor Vitamins
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) - April 15, 2014

No tobacco smoke or cigarette smell. No more harmful tar, and no ... Oils of peppermint and spearmint provide flavor and a natural source of menthol. Menthol ...

E-cigarettes attract youngsters using music festivals, tactics banned for traditional tobacco products
Tech Times - April 15, 2014

Lawmakers are concerned that e-cigarette makers are trying to get the youth to use their ... and through music festivals and youth-oriented program advertising. ... by e-cigarette companies are not allowed for traditional tobacco products.

E-Cigarette Crackdown Coming?
WPRO - April 15, 2014

... e-cigarette industry. Supporters say e-cigs help people quit the habit, giving them the nicotine they crave without the unhealthy smoke of traditional cigarettes.

The Future of Vaping and eCigarettes: An Interview With Jeffrey Holman, CEO of Vapor Corp.
Equities.com - April 15, 2014

One of the fastest growing industries in the United States is for vaporizers and e-cigarettes, clearing $1.7 billion in sales in 2013, a year that saw a doubling in year-over-year revenue. What was previously viewed as a niche technology is now clearly a disruptive force to the tobacco industry that has major cigarette companies entering the space. And one of the first companies to reach the market with an e-cigarette device was Vapor Corp (VPCO) , which currently offers a wide variety of brands at tens of thousands of retail locations across the country. Equities.com sat down with Vapor Corps CEO Jeffrey Holman to talk about the future of Vapor Corp and his industry.

E-cigs already being misused
Milford Daily News - April 15, 2014

Q: My friend told me to hide my e-cigs liquid nicotine filler from my kids since it could be toxic to them. Is this true? A: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) were created as a tool to deliver nicotine to smokers Unfortunately, e-cigs are already being misused; some people who have never smoked cigarettes are actually starting to "smoke" using e-cigs. Initially, e-cigs were disposable devices, but many of them are now refillable, utilizing e-liquid (purchased in stores or online) that contains nicotine to refill them. The e-liquid can be accidentally ingested or absorbed through the skin. If this occurs, the delivered nicotine dose can be quite high, causing adverse reactions. Nicotine is a potent toxin, which is rapidly absorbed. Calls to poison control centers related to e-liquid exposure have skyrocketed in the last couple of years, and about half of the reports have been in children. That so many children are affected may be, at least in part, due to the fact that the e-liquid containers are not required to have childproof safety features.

European E-cig Market Worth Double Original Valuation
International Business Times UK - April 15, 2014

Barnaby Page, ECigIntelligence editorial director, added: "These figures show that e-cigarettes are here to stay - the question now is who will dominate one of ...

Poll results: Voters say no to FDA regulations on e-cigarettes
SILive.com - April 15, 2014

E-cigarettes are battery-powered, tobacco-free devices that create an odorless, flavored vapor mist. The devices come with various levels of nicotine -- similar to ...

Another Voice: E-cigarettes need to be regulated, quickly
Buffalo News - April 15, 2014

One day when I was a chemistry graduate student, an emergency toxicology team suddenly arrived at our laboratory. A student had spilled nicotine and if it was absorbed through his skin, he would probably die. Fortunately, he was protected by extensive safety equipment and he lived, but it was a frightening moment for us all. Today, anyone can buy nicotine-containing e-juice for electronic cigarettes from kiosks in malls and vapor stores everywhere, and it is a safe bet that they are not wearing safety equipment. The nicotine comes in flavors, such as Key Lime pie, cotton candy, honey tobacco and many others that are designed to appeal to potential young users seeking to be cool by vaping. E-cigarette sales and usage are not regulated by state or federal law. There is also no quality control protection for consumers; its strictly the Wild West. E-cigarettes use a tiny rechargeable battery to power a heater that evaporates the e-juice, which then mixes with organic chemicals used in antifreezes to form their opaque vapors. Research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute has shown these vapors to contain several carcinogenic chemicals and nicotine that may be inhaled by both users and bystanders.

Don't trust the claims on e-cigarette websites
ConsumerReports.org - April 14, 2014

We're several years into the electronic-cigarette era, and the Food and Drug Administration still has not said how it will regulate the devices. In the meantime, the number of people using them has exploded, as has the number of online retailers selling e-cigs and accessories, such as liquid-nicotine solution. Now a recent review of 59 such sites has found that some of them are using questionable claims to market their wares, including that e-cigarettes provide a health benefit and help people quit tobacco.

Are E-Cigarettes Losing Ground in the Vapor Market?
Wall Street Journal - April 14, 2014

One conclusion from Ms. Herzog: While we believe the combined profit pool of combustible cigs and e-vapor will continue to grow, we increasingly question which company(ies) will capture the bulk of the profits. We question how the Big 3 will or could get involved, especially given part of the vaping culture is a disdain for Big Tobacco and not wanting to be associated with smoking or be considered a smoker.

Gov. Beshear signs bill to ban e-cigarette sales to minors
WAVE - April 14, 2014

... Monday which includes penalties for minors caught in possession of e-cigarettes and ... Tobacco company representatives were there today in support of the ...

Lorillard Praises New Kentucky Law Barring Electronic Cigarette Sales to Minors
Stockhouse - April 14, 2014

Murray S. Kessler, Chairman, President and CEO of Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the parent company of blu eCigs, today praised legislation signed into law by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, which will bar minors from buying electronic cigarettes, as an example of responsible regulation. "Legislation that prevents the sale or distribution of electronic cigarettes to minors is the right thing to do," said Mr. Kessler, who attended the bill signing today in Frankfort with Gov. Beshear, leading members of the Kentucky state legislature, and others.

Legislators to Consider State-Wide Public Smoking Ban, Includes E ...
KTUU.com - April 14, 2014

A state senator from Soldotna is one step closer to achieving a state-wide smoking ban in public places. While many large communities in Alaska have their own statutes banning smoking inside public buildings and near childrens play areas, Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) says Senate Bill 209 will provide a far-reaching measure to include all communities in the state not currently protected from second-hand smoke, including Fairbanks. Only 23 states and Puerto Rico have laws that banning second-hand smoke while eating at restaurants, visiting bars, or just working at their place of business. Many other states have similar statutes to Alaskas that prohibit smoking in certain areas only within the boundaries of specified cities and counties, and there is no existing federal law mandating such practices. The bill includes the newly popular e-cigarette, which is defined as any electronic device that simulates smoking. ...

Plan would make Fort Williams Park smoke-free
Press Herald - April 14, 2014

Fort Williams Park, home of Portland Head Light and a popular summer destination for tourists and locals, may become southern Maines next smoking-free zone. The Cape Elizabeth Town Council will take comments from the public starting at 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall on a proposal to ban smoking in the town-owned park. Anyone caught smoking cigarettes, cigars, pipes or e-cigarettes or using chewing tobacco would be subject to a $250 fine. If approved, the ban would be in place by summer. ...

Letters: Readers make case to approve, reject proposed streets tax
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com - April 14, 2014

I agree that e-cigarettes should be treated like traditional tobacco and that as a state, we need to ban sales to minors, give that a 2009 Food and Drug ...

Layers of work ahead
Austin Daily Herald - April 14, 2014

Last Monday, the Austin City Council passed a one-year ban on the use of e-cigarettes in public places and businesses. A state bill was moving through the legislature before it hit a roadblock when Dayton voiced opposition to e-cigarette regulations last month, noting tobacco users had already been hit hard by the 2013 cigarette tax increase. Both Sparks and Poppe are undecided on whether to add e-cigarettes to the states Clean Indoor Air Act, but Poppe encouraged more municipalities to consider the issue. ...

Suffolk County 'ahead of the curve' raising tobacco-buying age to 21 [VIDEO]
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV - April 14, 2014

... (PIX11) Lawmakers are expected to sign a bill Monday in Suffolk County raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21

Suffolk County 'ahead of the curve' raising tobacco-buying age to 21 [VIDEO]
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV - April 14, 2014

... (PIX11) Lawmakers are expected to sign a bill Monday in Suffolk County raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21. ...

Study: Cancer Risk In E-Cigarette Vapors
CBS Local - April 14, 2014

According to a new study, vapor from e-cigarettes damage human cells in much the same way as smoke from traditional cigarettes. Researchers from Boston University grew a batch of human bronchial cells in the presence of electronic cigarette vapor, Consumer Affairs reports. They had a second batch in presence of tobacco smoke. The two batches of cells showed similar patterns that cause cells to lead to cancer.

Proposed WHO Regulation Of E-Cigarettes To Hurt Nascent Industry
Bidness Etc - April 14, 2014

The World Health Organization is looking to regulate e-cigarettes in the same way as traditional tobacco products, which will hurt the multi-billion-dollar industry as new players will think twice before entering it

World Health Organisation: 'E-Cigarettes should be treated exactly ...
Management Today - April 14, 2014

If leaked documents seen by the FT are anything to go by, the World Health Organisation is in the latter camp: apparently the documents outline plans to classify e-cigarettes under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) essentially putting them in the same category as cigarettes. Which means vapers could be about to join smokers out on the pavement.

E-Cigarettes Target Youth With Festivals, Samples, Lawmakers Say
Businessweek - April 14, 2014

Six of nine companies surveyed had sponsored or provided free samples at 348 events in the last two years, including the Bonnaroo and Coachella music festivals and Grand Prix races.

Senators Durbin, Waxman, Harkin, Rockefeller & Members of ...
eNews Park Forest - April 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC--(ENEWSPF)--April 14, 2014. Eleven Democratic lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives today released a report that shows a dramatic recent increase in the marketing of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes with extensive resources being dedicated to social media, sponsorship of youth-oriented events, and television and radio advertisements that reach substantial youth audiences. The report, Gateway to Addiction? A Survey of Popular Electronic Cigarette Manufacturers and Marketing to Youth, is the first comprehensive investigation of e-cigarette marketing tactics and was compiled using responses from eight e-cigarette manufacturers received by the lawmakers from their investigation into the industry and other publicly available information.

Durbin among congressmen pushing for FDA regulation of e-cigs
WLS - April 14, 2014

On a conference call with reporters, Durbin said some e-cigarette makers are ... E-cigarettes are candy-flavored addiction which is dangerous to our young ...

Dems: E-cigarette makers 'prey' on kids
The Hill (blog) - April 14, 2014

joined Durbin in calling for government regulations of e-cigarettes, along with Reps. ... E-cigarette makers are starting to prey on kids, just like the big tobacco ... more to regulate these new nicotine products, such as banning sales to minors.

E-Cigarette Crackdown Coming?
ABC News (blog) - April 14, 2014

The agency first said it planned to assert authority over e-cigarettes in 2011 but ... advertising program, in which advertisers place links next to Internet-search ...

Air Canada let man 'vape' e-cigarette on board, says passenger
CBC.ca - April 14, 2014

An Air Canada flight crew did nothing to stop a man "vaping" an electronic cigarette during a flight from Calgary to Toronto two weeks ago, says a passenger She says none of the flight crew told the man to stop, despite Air Canada policy stating passengers are forbidden to vape on their flights. "Air Canada's policy, which crews are aware of and uphold, is that e-cigarettes are not permitted to be used on board Air Canada flights," said Angela Mah, a spokeswoman for the airline, in an email to CBC News.

E-cigarette poisoning figures soar as vaping habit spreads across UK
The Guardian - April 14, 2014

The number of people including very young children poisoned by swallowing e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose sharply in the UK last year.

Explosion in e-cigarette use presents dilemma for pub operators
MorningAdvertiser.co.uk - April 14, 2014

It's the biggest thing to happen to smoking since the ban. Electronic ... Some pubs have banned e-cigarettes on the grounds they 'look like cigarettes'. That's like ...

Leave us alone
South Wales Argus - April 14, 2014

I WOULD like to add to Lynne James' letter on the banning of e-cigarettes, which I do not support as it is nannying in the extreme. But, to the other piece of ...

Questions arise as e-cigs fall in grey legal area
myfox8.com - April 13, 2014

A familiar puff of smoke is resurfacing inside some Triad restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.

DeSoto County asking attorney general if electronic cigarettes can ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - April 13, 2014

HERNANDO, Mississippi DeSoto County is seeking an opinion from the state attorney general's office on whether electronic cigarettes can be added to an ...

Vapor Source expands with e-cigs' growth
Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2014

Francesca Gettler and her co-workers at Vapor Source didn't need to wait long for the e-cigarette wave to hit. Soon after opening one of the state's first e-cig ...

Lawmakers seek regulation of e-cigarette liquids
Chicago Tribune - April 13, 2014

An Illinois regulatory proposal, which the House approved 105-10 this month and now moves to the Senate, would enable the Illinois Department of Public Health to set specifications for the packaging of e-cigarette liquid, or e-liquid, refills.

Ky. Gov. to sign bill banning e-cigarette sales to minors
KFVS - April 13, 2014

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will sign a bill into law banning e-cigarette sales to minors in the state. The signing will take place Monday at 1 p.m. CT in Capitol Room 110 in Frankfort.

Philadelphia Bans 'Vaping:' What Do You Think?
Patch.com - April 13, 2014

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter this week signed into law two bills that severely limit "vaping" in the City of Brotherly Love.

E-cigarette stores opening in Knoxville
Knoxville daily sun - April 13, 2014

All of our retail associates are trained in how to use and maintain e-cigs and accessories, he said. Our staff is always prepared to demonstrate the technology ...

Restaurant etiquette: The new rules of modern dining decorum
The Independent - April 12, 2014

Some restaurants now allow diners to puff the new generation of electronic cigarettes in the dining-room. You must resist the temptation and go outside with the ...

Ecigarettes full of puff as user numbers triple to 2.1m
The Sunday Times - April 12, 2014

THE number of people using electronic cigarettes has tripled from 700,000 to 2.1m in the past three years, new figures reveal. More than half of all smokers have now tried the electronic nicotine inhalers, up from a third last year.

A risk worth taking
The Olympian - April 12, 2014

If electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, live up to their potential, millions of nicotine addicts in the United States will use them. To some public health advocates, that sounds terrible. People should kick nicotine rather than cultivate their dependence with a barely regulated product that seems designed to addict children.

City shies away from e-cig ban: Outlaws sales to minors ($$)
The Baytown Sun - April 12, 2014

Baytown City Council voted to amend a city ordinance so that it prohibits the sale and possession of electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine by minors. What they didnt do, however, was ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places. Initially, the proposed ordinance amendment included that restriction as well.

E-cigs on rise; smokers tout vapor as beneficial
Laurinburg Exchange - April 12, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on its ... of the Richmond Community College Board of Trustees, e-cigarette use was ... The flavors range from those mimicking natural tobacco or menthol cigarettes to ...

Vape Lounge' businesses are smoking hot on Staten Island (with ...
SILive.com - April 12, 2014

E-cigarettes are battery-powered, tobacco-free devices that create an odorless, flavored vapor mist. ... The flavored liquids can be especially enticing to children. ... to cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco ...

Vapor Divas on Franklin Street aims to improve health of smokers ...
WatertownDailyTimes.com - April 12, 2014

And this is becoming more popular in cities, because smoking is banned in public places but you are allowed to use e-cigarettes. The store has had a steady ...

E-cigarettes not exempt from risks of nicotine
Asbury Park Press April 12, 2014

For many people, electronic cigarettes seem like a good alternative to the real thing.

Fighting the habit
Bowling Green Daily News - April 12, 2014

When the session ends April 15, restricting sales of e-cigarettes to minors will be all advocates have to show for their effort. In January and February, the tobacco ...

Nicotine-Device Expansion Signed into Colorado Law
KREX News Channel 5 - April 12, 2014

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Friday to broaden the definition of tobacco products that are off-limits to minors. The new law bans nicotine-delivery devices for people under 18. Colorado already bans electronic cigarettes for minors....

Forum editorial: The 'no' applies to e-cigs
In-Forum - April 12, 2014

Under the smoke-free law approved by North Dakota voters in 2012 the use of so-called electronic cigarettes is prohibited in all places where smoking tobacco is not allowed. Its that simple. The law, which won voter support in every county in the state, is unequivocal. No spinning by the tobacco lobby and its lackeys can make North Dakotas e-cig prohibition less clear.

Is the Young E-Cig Industry Already Running Out of Puff?
Motley Fool - April 12, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have been one of the most disruptive technologies to hit the tobacco sector in recent years. The market for them has grown rapidly, and many smokers are now switching to the e-cig over traditional, more harmful cigarettes.

Letter: The freedom to breathe at risk
INFORUM - April, 11, 2014

On April 8, we went to the state Capitol to share our opinions on smoke-free foster care and e-cigarettes.

E-cigs banned on city property: Devices outlawed in South San ...
San Mateo Daily Journal - April 11, 2014

E-cigs banned on city property: Devices outlawed in South San Francisco parks, ... social acceptance of smoking is the idea behind South San Francisco's ban of using ... Smoking an e-cigarette is now prohibited in city buildings; city-owned ...

Del. House approves electronic cigarette ban for minors
WDEL 1150AM - April 11, 2014

The legislation treats the sale and purchase of e-cigarettes to minors the same as regular tobacco; anyone caught selling or purchasing e-cigarettes could be ...

Tampa Bay's No. 1 small top workplace: White Cloud Electronic ...
Tampabay.com-by Drew Harwell - April 11, 2014

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes' sprawling new headquarters was, one might ... belief that they are helping undercut Big Tobacco's lethal cigarette juggernaut. ... White Cloud's 28-year-old social media coordinator also displays a sign from ...

Council bans sale of e-cigarettes to those under 18
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal - April 11, 2014

Without debate, the Louisville Metro Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve an ordinance banning the sale of electronic cigarettes and “e-cigarette accessories” to those under the age of 18. Earlier in the day, Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill pa...

E-cigarette ban advances
Daily Comet (blog) - April 11, 2014

BATON ROUGE - A proposal to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors in ... The bills would add e-cigarettes, vaporizers and other alternative nicotine ...

Go right ahead, light up, Missouri Southern
Chart (subscription) - April 11, 2014

A proposal on the upcoming ballot puts forward the idea to make Missouri Southern a smoke-free, tobacco-free and vapor-free campus. This proposal would go ...

E-cigs banned at parks and rec facilities
Lincoln Journal Star - April 11, 2014

A city advisory board approved a policy change Thursday banning the use of electronic ... The ban applies to all city playgrounds, skate parks, picnic shelters, outdoor ... The move to prohibit use of the battery-operated devices follows similar bans ... children, and send a message that the city allows smoking in public places.

Tobacco 21 Bill Signing – Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco Products ...
Long Island Exchange-by Christopher Boyle - April 11, 2014

The resolution approved last month by the Suffolk County Legislature raises the legal age to purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21 years old ...

Oklahoma Could Outlaw Sales of E-Cigarettes to Those Under 18
Public Radio Tulsa - April 11, 2014

Under a compromise bill passed by the Oklahoma House, sales of electronic cigarettes or similar vapor products to those under 18 would be banned.

New fears over e-cigarettes after study finds they affect the lungs in a similar way to tobacco
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk) - April 11, 2014

...a study examining the biological effects of e-cigarettes found ‘strikingly similar’ gene mutations in lung cells exposed to e-cig vapour as those found in smokers. ... This means that although e-cigarette vapour is tobacco and tar-free and that the ...

E-cigarettes Create Jitters Among Health Watchers, Policy Makers
Businessinsider India - April 11, 2014

A country that has been proactive in implementing the ban on smoking in public ... Food Safety Standard Act of India (2006), has been banned in only two states.

Big Three's E-Cig Play
CSPnet.com - April 10, 2014

LAS VEGAS -- Tobacco's Big Three are primed to leverage their increased investment in the burgeoning electronic cigarette and e-vapor markets.

City of Bedford Bans E-Cigarettes in Non-Smoking Areas
KXAS-TV NBC-5 (Fort Worth, TX) - April 10, 2014

The City of Bedford will be enforcing a new policy that will reduce the number of locations where the public can use e-cigarettes. The Bedford City Council approved an ordinance that will ban the use of e-cigarettes in locations where smoking is already

Electronic Cigarettes Added to Smoking Prohibitions
City of Georgetown Texas - April 10, 2014

Electronic cigarettes have been added to City of Georgetown rules that prohibit smoking in indoor public places and businesses. The ordinance also prohibits ...

Vape v. Smoke
knopnews2 - April 10, 2014

E–cigarettes have only been in the U.S. for less than a decade, and big tobacco ... But the question is, are e–cigarettes a lifesaver or an addictive health hazard?

DeSoto County considers e-cigarette ban
WMC-TV - April 10, 2014

A sign outside DeSoto County's administration office says it is smoke free. Leaders already banned employees from smoking e-cigarettes inside county ...

Letter: The 'freedom to breathe' at risk
In-Forum - April 10, 2014

Since workplaces became smoke-free in 2007, clean indoor air has become the standard that Minnesotans expect. E-cigarettes are threatening clean indoor air, ...

Update on proposal to ban e-cigarettes for minors
KATC Lafayette News - April 10, 2014

The bills would add e-cigarettes, vaporizers and other alternative nicotine products to the list of items that, like cigarettes, cannot be sold to anyone under the ...

Let's Follow Our Instincts On E-Cigarettes
The Newtown Bee - April 10, 2014

The novelty of e-cigarettes for erstwhile smokers is almost irresistible. ... On March 12, Governor Dannel P. Malloy proposed legislation to ban the sale of ...

Your Health: E-cigarettes can be highly addictive and harmful, too
San Lorenzo Valley Press-Banner - April 10, 2014

The Santa Cruz City Council has just voted to update the city's tobacco related ordinances which would ban the use of e-cigarettes where smoking is currently ...

County Office of Education Awarded $1.3M for Tobacco, E-Cigarette ...
Patch.com - April 10, 2014

Smoking among middle and high school students dropped between 1996 and 2008, but new nicotine products—like e-cigarettes, also known as vapor ...

Del Mar joins list of cities regulating e-cigs
Coast News - April 10, 2014

The new law will define e-cigs, as they are known, as items “that can provide an inhalable dose of nicotine by delivering a vaporized solution,” the staff report ...

New Bill Aims to Curb Teen E-Cigarette Use
NBC Connecticut - April 10, 2014

The debate over e-cigarettes is heating up once again. The state Judiciary Committee took new steps Wednesday to keep them out of kids' hands. “They don't ...

Big tobacco-friendly bill blocks local governments from better ...
Clay Today Online - April 10, 2014

With this preemption language, the bill now does far more harm than good in the fight to keep Florida's children tobacco-free. "Instead of protecting our kids and ...

Health groups trying to stamp out e-cigarette bill
Florida Courier - April 10, 2014

A young man exhales e-cigarette vapor at The Vape Bar in San Jose, Calif., on Oct. 18, 2013. Florida currently doesn't have rules on electronic cigarettes, the ..

D200 to add e-cigarettes to banned list
Chicago Tribune - April 10, 2014

If the ban of electronic cigarettes isn't clear on the school grounds of Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200, it will be by the next school year, ...

Health panel holds firm on electronic cigarettes
pharostribune.com - April 10, 2014

People caught smoking in a public place could be subject to a $50 fine, with ... Hearing set for case on Indiana gay marriage ban INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A ...

Kansas City Council Committee Urges E-Cigarette Ban On Buses
KCUR - April 10, 2014

The city already bans tobacco smoking of any kind on public transit vehicles and other public facilities, but some smokers have been using e-cigarettes, cigars or ...

NJ tax on e-cigarettes will keep smokers smoking: Letter
NJ.com - April 10, 2014

What a breath of fresh air it was to read The Star-Ledger editorial castigating a proposal for a hypocritical and destructive exorbitant tax on electronic cigarettes ...

Trying to make sense of Clackamas' Sunrise Corridor and e ...
The Oregonian-by Joseph Rose - April 10, 2014

comments. Joseph Rose: Trying to make sense of Clackamas' Sunrise Corridor and e-cigarettes on TriMet. Clackamas County's Sunrise Corrider: Behind the ...

MAYOR NUTTER SIGNS E-CIGARETTE LEGISLATION
City of Philadelphia - April 10, 2014

“This legislation is an extension of the Clean Indoor Air Act. These sensible regulations will protect the health and wellness of ever Philadelphia citizen, especially our young people, by limiting the sale of and exposure to e-cigarette products,” said ...

Bedford Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Minors
CBS Local - April 10, 2014

Bedford Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Minors. April 10 ... COM) – The City of Bedford has banned the use of e-cigarettes in all ... The ordinance will take effect in the coming weeks and will treat e-cigarettes the same as most tobacco products.

Ban on e-cigarettes in public places defies logic
Barry and District News - April 10, 2014

The proposal to ban e-cigarettes in public places defies logic. First, the anti-smoking charity ASH thinks it a bad idea and there is no evidence to suggest that the ...

SEVEN more Scunthorpe pubs ban ecigs
Scunthorpe Telegraph - April 10, 2014

The seven pubs owned by the Tadcaster-based Sam Smith Brewery in Scunthorpe are the latest in the region to ban electronic cigarettes from being smoked on ...

States don't wait for feds on e-cigarette restrictions
Washington Post (blog) - April 10, 2014

A group of Democratic senators called on federal regulators Monday to restrict e-cigarettes and pushed them to act immediately to curb how the devices are .

New cancer study says e-cigarettes are still bad for you
Calgary Herald-by Patrick O'Rourke - April 10, 2014

This file photo taken on March 5, 2013, shows a person smoking an ... New York has some e-cig bans in place, don't have laws about smoking (or rather vaping) ... Health Canada has banned the sale of e-cigarettes containing nicotine and it's ...

Bad News: E-Cigs Alter Cells A Lot Like Tobacco Does
Gizmodo Australia - April 10, 2014

What makes this study especially unnerving for e-cig smokers (vapers?) ... likely that vaping will be banned altogether or at least as heavily restricted as tobacco.

Don't Get Smoked Out by E-Cig Regulations
CSPnet.com - April 10, 2014

LAS VEGAS -- With anti-electronic cigarette regulations running rampant on the state and local level, it's no surprise that local legislation was a hot topic of the ...

Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) To Retain Management Of Green Smoke
WallStreetPR - April 10, 2014

Green Smoke is maker and marketer of electronic cigarettes. ... As electronic cigarettes gain popularity among smokers, especially young ones, many ...

Party analysis of the Millennials exemplifies generation gap
UW Badger Herald - April 10, 2014

Finally, the articles wrap up with “#Vapelife,” providing a description of e-cigs and attempting to understand why vaping “kids these days” think that inhaling ...

Drug Topics Voices 04-10-2014
ModernMedicine - April 10, 2014

Also, let us urge chain pharmacies and retailers not to sell electronic cigarettes, and let us advocate for legislation to ban their sales at such outlets. Now more ...

E-Cigs: Good & Bad
MENAFN.COM – April 10, 2014

E-cigarettes are another matter. They're safer ... at least as far as we know. Although, just as with any new fad, it takes several decades for all the health risks and ...

Five Ways to Make Your Skin Look Fabulous
BlogHer (blog) - April 10, 2014
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Quitting smoking can be difficult, but that's why more and more people are choosing to buy electronic cigarettes. They still provide your body with a fix of nicotine, ...

New study finds that e-cig vapor affects cells similarly to tobacco ...
Digital Trends-by Drew Prindle - April 9, 2014

... could potentially increase a user's risk of cancer, despite the fact that e-liquid is completely tobacco free and doesn't require combustion to be consumed.

E-cigarettes have risks but they also offer public health benefits
Washington Post - April 9, 2014

Some 8.5 million Americans live with serious smoking-related illnesses. Nonsmokers who reside in states that lack public smoking bans have to endure roomfuls ...

Archives for: April 2014
Business Hallmark - April 9, 2014

Some people are even allergic to smoke and experience many problems when they ... used to smoke in pubs and club even when it is banned to smoke there...

Parents urged to keep spring breakers safe
KVVU Las Vegas-by Lindsay Curtis - April 9, 2014

Joyce said this year, parents also need to watch out for modified versions of e-cigarettes and vapor pens. She said students in the district have been using the ...

E-cigs now available in Park Rapids
Park Rapids Enterprise - April 9, 2014

According to the same Washington Post article, “A December 2013 study compared exhaled vapor from three e-cigarette brands with exhaled tobacco smoke ...

Reno County bans e-cigarettes in county facilities over concerns of ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - April 9, 2014

HUTCHINSON, Kansas — Reno County commissioners have approved a ban on all electronic cigarettes in county buildings and vehicles because people might ...

Youth Council approaches Mobile City Council with e-cigarette ...
Press-Register - al.com (blog)-by John Sharp - April 9, 2014

And more underage users are smoking hookahs, e-cigarettes and vapor sticks at ... the state's indoor smoking ban is allowed only for a "tobacco specialty store.

Paso schools ban use of e-cigarettes
The San Luis Obispo Times - April 9, 2014

Following a countywide edict, the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District has banned the use of electronic cigarettes, which will help the county keep an ...

State Hopes Funds Will Prevent All Forms Of Nicotine Use By Kids
Capital Public Radio News - April 9, 2014

The state issued $17 million in grants to 14 school districts for anti-tobacco programs. ... containing nicotine including flavored electronic cigarettes and e-cigarettes ... encouraging them to update tobacco policies to include a ban on e-cigarette ...

Coachella: A survival guide
U-T San Diego - April 9, 2014

E-cigs are also OK, but no e-juice or e-liquid refills will be allowed inside the venue. 4. Save your cellphone. When not in use, power it down or set it on airplane ...

St. Vrain Valley school lunch prices to increase in fall
Longmont Daily Times-Call - April 9, 2014

The school board also adopted a revised policy that prohibits students' possession of any tobacco product — including e-cigarettes — on school property.

Ban OK'd on e-cigs by supes at county buildings
Daily Democrat - April 9, 2014

In a 4-1 vote, Supervisor Matt Rexroad dissenting, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution updating the current smoking policy in county buildings, near entrances or in county-owned vehicles. Wherever a policy exists, "electronic nicotine delivery devices" will also not be allowed, according to a staff report. The devices create a nicotine vapor that's inhaled although some have no nicotine. "These amendments would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes and similar devices that contain tobacco or nicotine in all areas where smoking is currently ...

Electronic cigarette ban proposed
Appeal-Democrat - April 9, 2014

New electronic cigarettes have recently gained popularity among tobacco users throughout the world, but they don't go over well in Orland. The City Council on Monday took its first step to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in all areas where smoking regular cigarettes is prohibited, including within 20 feet of primary business entryways, city parks and anywhere near playgrounds, picnic areas and outdoor cafes.

Debunking the Five Most Ridiculous Assertions About E-Cigarettes
OC Weekly (blog)-by LP Hastings - April 9, 2014

Assertions about e-cigarettes run the gamut from factual, misinformed, overly positive, and just downright stupid. The latter is the easiest to run with because it's ...

Puff, puff, pass: Florida e-cig bill sparks debate
The Independent Florida Alligator - April 9, 2014

Compounding their concern: the language applies to the sale of all tobacco products, not just electronic cigarettes, the Times reported. While only a handful of ...

Boise passes e-cigarette ban for city workers
KBOI-TV - April 9, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The Boise City Council has approved a change in policy that includes e-cigarettes on the list of banned tobacco use while city workers are ...

Arlington Heights bans e-cigarettes for minors
Chicago Tribune - April 9, 2014

Electronic cigarettes for minors are now banned by village code in Arlington Heights, although police and high school officials say they haven't seen it become ...

Health board supports ban
Greenfield Daily Reporter - April 9, 2014

GREENFIELD Electronic cigarettes should continue to be included in the countywide smoking ban, the Hancock County Health Board said ...

Council weighs water rationing options
Duncan Banner - April 9, 2014

Passed a resolution that allows the use of e-cigarette vapor devices outdoors on city property, except at Abe Raizin Park, where vapers will be required to be in designated smoking areas to inhale their various flavored vapors. Because vapers typically are ex-smokers who use the vapor devices to replace tobacco, they preferred not to be assigned to a smoking area, but they succeeded in heading off a total ban on outdoor vaping in city parks. The resolution prohibits indoor vaping on city property and within 25-feet of a door to city property. The resolution was opposed only by Councilman Ricky Mayes who said vaping sets a bad example for youths and can be used for illegal marijuana use. ...

Vape While You Can, E-Cig Ban Is Coming
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia - April 9, 2014

Vaping, or puffing on an electronic cigarette, will soon be banned in indoor public places in Philadelphia.

E-cigs may be banned from use in county buildings
Tyler Morning Telegraph - April 9, 2014

Smith County commissioners Tuesday agreed to include electronic cigarettes to the list of tobacco products banned within and just outside county facilities.

Taylor Iwaszko: E-cigarettes are dangerous and need to go away
Capital Times (blog) - April 9, 2014

The aerosol produced by the e-cigs is made up of ultrafine particles at very high concentrations of nicotine and low levels of toxins known to cause cancer. Not only that but it contains traces of metals including chromium, nickel, and tin nanoparticles. This new fad in the smoking world is concerning to health professionals and parents alike as the industry continues to market to youth by producing products made of hundreds of different flavors like cherry, cotton candy, grape, bubblegum, and the list goes on. ...

E-cigarettes affect cells
Nature.com - April 9, 2014

Electronic cigarettes can change gene expression in a similar way to tobacco, according to one of the first studies to investigate the biological effects of the ...

Tobacco set to suffer as e-cigarette revolution takes hold
CITY A.M. (blog) - April 9, 2014

Menthol cigarettes have come under increasing pressure from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after it published a report in 2011 concluding, "the ...

E-cigarette ban would be 'suicidal' for industry, says business
Llanelli Star - April 9, 2014

Health minister Mark Drakeford told the Senedd he was worried that e-cigarettes were "re-normalising smoking", and a white paper is now up for consultation, ...

Politicians spark up debate on e-cigarette safety
Llanelli Star - April 9, 2014

Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas said that "clear evidence" was needed on reasons for a ban before one is considered. "E-cigarettes are used widely by people ...

Watch an Unexpected Device Explode Right in Front of This Bartender
TheBlaze.com - April 9, 2014

While e-cigarettes might help people get around some smoking bans and save bystanders from the hazards of secondhand smoke, the device might prove to ...

E-cigarette explodes in English pub, nearly engulfs barmaid in flames
New York Daily News - April 8, 2014

The electronic cigarette had been hooked up to an iPad charger before it blew up, fell on the floor and scorched the tiles. Laura Baty says she heard a loud bang and saw a fireball bounce toward her: 'My dress caught on fire as I ran away and I just didn't know what was happening.'

Dr. Paula Walker discusses e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
WTVM - April 8, 2014

Are e-cigarettes safer than tobacco, or are they a high-tech way to hook a new ... E-cigarettes contain a cartridge filled with liquid, flavored nicotine that may be ...

Lorillard Expands its Board
Zacks.com - April 8, 2014

Tobacco companies have been facing declining cigarette volumes and ... E-cigarettes and menthol variants are also being strictly scrutinized by health ...

E-cigarette maker rolls out $20M marketing campaign
Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription) - April 8, 2014

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation in Nunica, near Grand Haven, is an over-the-counter stock with a market capitalization of $555.30 million, as of April 8, ...

GOP Reps. Say FDA Is Ill-Equipped To Oversee E-Cigs ($$)
Law360 (subscription) - April 8, 2014

House Republicans on Tuesday argued that the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations pending backlog of tobacco product applications signals that the agency is too inefficient to expand its oversight to include nontraditional nicotine products including e-cigarettes. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., was among Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee at a hearing Tuesday who grilled a Government Accountability Office official about whether the FDA could handle the additional labor of implementing a so-called deeming regulation, which would include e-cigarettes and other novel tobacco and...

Georgetown City Council bans e-cigarettes in public places
KXAN.com - April 8, 2014

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) The Georgetown City Council voted on Tuesday evening to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places as well as ...

E-cigarette Bans: Necessary or Needless
KEYE TV - April 8, 2014

They're also being banned. ... Many disagree with the ban like Terri Driver who says e-cigarettes have been "a blessing" for her ... Pettit says he thinks because they simply look like regular cigarettes or smoking they're put in the same category ...

Vape No More: Nutter to Sign E-Cigarette Regulations
Philadelphia Magazine (blog) - April 8, 2014

This press release, just now in our inbox, confirms Mayor Nutter will sign bills heavily regulating e-cigarettes in Philadelphia. If you were vaping publicly, well, its time to put an end to that: ...

Dewey Changes Ordinance
Bartlesville Radio - April 8, 2014

The Dewey City council approved a change to city ordinances Monday evening that affects smokers of e-cigarettes. After hearing and approving an extension appeal for dilapidation consideration from Larry Kerns, the city approved a change to city ordinances regarding tobacco use in city buildings, vehicles, and parks. The change adds e-cigarettes to the ordinance, banning their use in those spaces. City Manager Kevin Trease says this move is in line with what the state has done.

New rules sought for tobacco
Wicked Local Weymouth - April 8, 2014

Pharmacies and health institutions would be prohibited from selling tobacco products under proposed board of health changes to the towns health regulations, and people would be prohibited from smoking at town playgrounds, beaches, swimming areas and recreation fields, according to Weymouth Director of Public Health Daniel McCormack. The proposed regulations would also prohibit businesses with tobacco licenses from selling electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, and blunt wraps to buyers ...

Nic Fit
Baltimore City Paper - April 8, 2014

The flavored e-juice I use in my new e-cigs contains nicotine, though not all e-juices .... If e-cigarettes represent the new frontier, Abrams wrote, tobacco control ... of e-cigarettes could compete with tobacco companies and make the cigarette ...

E-cigarettes banned in county buildings
Hutchinson News - April 8, 2014

The spread of electronic or e-cigarettes, and the possibility illegal substances could be used with the cigarettes, spurred Reno County to tighten its smoking policies.

Reno County Commission bans e-cigs in county buildings, vehicles
hays Post - April 8, 2014

HUTCHINSON Saying it would be easier to eliminate all doubt instead of trying to police them, Reno County commissioners voted to ban all e-cigarettes from county buildings and vehicles during their meeting Tuesday.

E-cigarette users seek exemption from smoking ban
WTHR - April 8, 2014

GREENFIELD - The debate about e-cigarettes is heating up again. There's a petition circulating in Greenfield asking that people be permitted to "vape" in restaurants. Under the current smoking ban in Hancock County, e-cigarettes are not allowed to be used inside public restaurants and businesses.

Debate over e-cigarettes ignites in Greenfield
WTHI - April 8, 2014

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) A debate over the use of electronic cigarettes has ignited in one Hancock County community after the county's ...

Downers Grove high schools may change policy for e-cigarettes
Chicago Tribune - April 8, 2014

Downers Grove's high school district soon may adjust school policies to include rules on electronic cigarettes. Community High School District 99 does not ...

Del Mar bans e-cigarettes
Del Mar Times - April 8, 2014

Del Mar is the latest city in San Diego County to ban electronic cigarettes. In a unanimous vote, the Del Mar City Council on April 7 amended the citys existing smoking ordinance to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all public places where smoking is prohibited.

E-cig bill provision could cause local power struggle
ActionNewsJax.com - April 8, 2014

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- A new provision to the e-cigarette bill currently making its way through Tallahassee, could cause a power struggle between local and state governments.

Fabiola Santiago: E-cigarettes bring threat of new addiction for kids
MiamiHerald.com - April 8, 2014

For the uninitiated, electronic cigarettes are the tobacco industry's latest bad-for-you product. ... So it's not surprising that e-cigarette use has more than doubled among ... and a resolution supporting a state initiative to ban sales to minors.

Mobile City Council meeting - Live updates; Downtown ...
al.com (blog) - April 8, 2014

9:13 a.m. - Just a note, there will be a Youth Council meeting this afternoon after the regular council meeting. A group of youths want to push the city for some kind of regulation against electronic cigarettes.

Coconino County to add electronic cigarettes to existing smoking ban
Arizona Daily Sun - April 8, 2014

And now Coconino County health officials want to add other electronic smoking devices to the existing ban as well making it illegal to vape any substance in public. Health officials say that not only are electronic cigarettes potentially harmful to the user, they also have toxins that could be harmful as secondhand smoke. If Coconino County does adopt the ban, it would not necessarily affect all of the 1,400 establishments covered under the current ban on classic cigarettes. Incorporated areas of the county, such as the city of Flagstaff, would have to decide if they wanted to take a position on banning electronic cigarettes (see related story).

Flagstaff smoking ban doesn't include e-cigs
Arizona Daily Sun - April 8, 2014

The city of Flagstaff has an ordinance that bans traditional smoking in a long list of buildings used by the public, including bars, museums, theaters, heath care facilities, child care and adult care facilities, public areas in apartment buildings and businesses, restaurants, stores and sports facilities. But because the ordinance, which took effect in 2005, does not mention e-cigarettes, city spokesperson Kim Ott said city officials believe the use of the devices cannot be banned generally without amending the ordinance. Until or if that occurs, businesses and other organizations can establish their own policies on e-cigarettes.

E-cigs gain strong local popularity
Prescott Daily Courier - April 8, 2014

There's no denying the popularity of electronic cigarettes. With more and more people wanting to kick the tobacco habit, the devices have become a step back from Camels or Marlboros.

Prescott Valley E-cig store gains local popularity
Prescott Valley Tribune - April 8, 2014

"To quit smoking with one of our e-cigarettes, there has to be will power. You have to ... In 2013, a new Arizona law banned sales to minors under 18. But that ...

CSU students use E-Cigarettes to quit smoking
Rocky Mountain Collegian - April 8, 2014

On campus, E-cigs are technically considered in the same realm as cigarettes and therefore are still illegal to smoke in the dorms, classrooms, library or in any ...

Electronic cigarettes are an idea whose time has not come
Glenwood Springs Post Independent - April 8, 2014

E-cigarettes come in flavors. You can get them in coffee or mint or orange or strawberry or vanilla or ...

To Vape Or Not To Vape? E-Cigarettes Raise Questions
The Newtown Bee - April 8, 2014

On March 12, Governor Dannel P. Malloy introduced legislation to ban the sale of ... E-cigarette smokers slowly inhale the water-based vapor into the mouth, ...

Health groups spark debate on e-cigs legislation
First Coast News - April 8, 2014

The measure would prohibit the sale of e-cigs to minors, but the groups say it also strips local governments of their power to regulate tobacco products and ...

E-cigarette ban for city workers on the job could take effect this week
KBOI-TV - April 8, 2014

Boise City Council is considering a policy change that would ban city employees from using electronic cigarettes in and around the workplace.

IndyCar: Long Beach entry list notes
NBCSports.com - April 8, 2014

Sebastien Bourdais No. 11 KVSH Racing Chevrolet shifts from the black and green of Hydroxycut to the green and white of Mistic electronic cigarettes this race. A fellow eCig company, blu eCigs, made its debut in IndyCar at this race last year on Mike Conways No. 17 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda.

Austin bans e-cigarettes, hookahs for a year
Post-Bulletin - April 8, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, hookahs and other devices to smoke herbs, tobacco or tobacco-laced liquid will be banned for a year from being used in all public spaces in Austin. The Austin City Council on Monday voted 4-3 to ban e-cigarettes because of worries about health risks to those nearby. Voting for the one-year moratorium were Steve King, Janet Anderson, Roger Boughton and Jeremy Carolan. Voting against it were Michael Jordal, Jeff Austin and Judy Enright. Vicki Kiefer said her husband quit smoking cigarettes and switched to e-cigarettes, but even those hurt her asthma. "I have had pretty significant attacks," she said.

With city approval, ban on e-cigarettes in public places could start ...
Austin Herald - April 8, 2014

The Austin City Council approved a one-year e-cigarette moratorium banning the use of e-cigarettes in public places and businesses during its public meeting Monday.

AG Opinion sought on e-cigarettes
DeSoto Times Today - April 8, 2014

HERNANDO DeSoto County will seek a Mississippi Attorney General's Opinion on whether or not the Clean Air Act which prohibited smoking from government buildings can apply to e-cigarettes. Tony Nowak, board attorney for the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors, said several years ago when the State of Mississippi passed the Clean Air Act it defined smoking as "an ignited tobacco product."

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but they are not without risks
www.app.com - April 8, 2014

For musician and music teacher Mark McCarthy, 27, e-cigarettes seemed like a good alternative to the real thing. A pack-a-day smoker since the age of 18, the Atlantic Highlands resident first learned about e-cigarettes from a friend, and has since built them into his daily routine.

Tobacco control group promoting smoke-free apartments
Bismarck Tribune - April 8, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy is promoting smoke-free apartments.

Ban e-cig use in public spaces
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - April 8, 2014

Electronic cigarettes should be treated as other tobacco products are by restricting their use in public spaces.

Council may cut local vapers some slack
Duncan Banner - April 8, 2014

DUNCAN The Duncan City Council today will consider a resolution to allow the use of electronic vapor devices outdoors on city-owned property, except for Abe Raizen Sports Complex. If the resolution is approved, it would prohibit the indoor use of e-cigarettes indoors on city-owned property. A proposal two weeks ago to amend the citys smoking resolution was to prohibit the vaping on city property, both indoors and outdoors, but the council agreed to reconsider after the head of the Oklahoma Vapor Advocacy League asked them to rethink the ban.

E-cigarettes banned within, just outside Smith County facilities
Tyler Morning Telegraph - April 8, 2014

Smith County Commissioners Court members agreed to include electronic cigarettes to the list of tobacco products banned within and just outside county facilities. Further official action will be taken upon review and changes of the existing county smoking policy.

When E-Cigarettes Meet Workplace Smoking Policies
Corporate Counsel (registration) - April 8, 2014

E-cigarettes are replacing real butts with those that have battery-powered cartridges and emit a vapor mix of nicotine and water. According to proponents, theyre odorless, help smokers quit and dont expose people to secondhand smoke. But as Seyfarth Shaw associate Sara A. Eber explains on the Employment Law Lookout Blog, U.S. health officials and legislators arent ready to give e-smokes the green light. So should employers let employees vape at will? Eber says first check state and local laws since many places have begun adding e-cigarettes to existing ...

London Cafe Invites Customers to Pair E-Cigarettes with Coffee
Emag.co.uk - April 8, 2014

Vape Lab, launched by French expats Pierre Durand and Jonathan Cadeilhan, opened its doors last month to sell not only e-cigarettes, but also to rent them out by the hour to caffeine fans while they enjoy their coffee.

Venomous vaping? Debate over 'poison vapours' threatens to send ...
Mancunian Matters - April 8, 2014

Worries over e-cigarette poisonings have ignited the debate over the introduction of a public UK ban. With more than 200,000 British children now starting to ...

E-cigs should be banned too
Shields Gazette - April 8, 2014

And it's difficult not to see e-cigs as a psychological crutch for those who cannot kick the habit. I've never been a smoker, but I also don't like moral crusades ...


BISMARCK, N.D.: State launches campaign against secondhand smoke
Associated Press April 7, 2014

North Dakota health officials are launching a campaign against secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing. The North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy says the campaign encourages the implementation of smoke-free housing policies ...

Austin City Council Passes Temporary E-Cigarette Ban [VIDEO]
KAALtv.com - April 7, 2014

The E-Cigarette Moratorium is in Place For One Year and Includes Vaping in Public Places.

E-Cigs Banned From Warrick County Schools
Tristatehomepage.com - April 7, 2014

The Warrick County School Board is modernizing its tobacco and drug policy by banning electronic cigarettes. School officials say it's another example of keeping up with the times. School officials say instances involving students bringing e-cigs to school have been minimal, so far, but they are trying to be proactive before the problem gets worse. "We're a tobacco free area, and we don't want anything that looks like it," says Jane Wilhelmus with the Warrick County School Corporation. The Warrick County School Corporation works to eliminate electronic cigarettes or 'e-cigs' on school grounds. "We are really trying to discourage any type of tobacco use, and hopefully, preventing students from starting that habit."

Florida Health Groups Seeking to Snuff Out House E-Cigarette Bill
The Ledger - April 7, 2014

...The American Lung Association of Florida, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, local officials and Students Working Against Tobacco have found themselves fighting the measure (HB 169) that would prevent youths under 18 from buying electronic cigarettes. That is because the proposal also would ban local efforts to restrict the sales of cigarettes and other tobacco-related products. "The bill is another attempt by Big Tobacco to weaken protections that we all seek ... forward to restrict the sale and possession of electronic cigarettes to minors.

Lawmakers push for e-cig ban [VIDEO]
WFSB - April 7, 2014

"E-cigs promise a lifetime addiction to young people to lure for them to begin using them," Blumenthal added. "The ads targeting young people need to be ...

Results from North County government meetings
U-T San Diego - April 7, 2014

The Oceanside City Council on Wednesday approved the introduction of an ordinance to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes where smoking is prohibited ...

On the agenda: North County government meeting schedules
U-T San Diego - April 7, 2014

... to conduct a citywide satisfaction survey; introduction of an ordinance amending the municipal code to expand the definition of smoking to include e-cigarettes;

E-cigarette poisoning a growing risk
OCRegister - April 7, 2014

As e-cigarette use has risen, so has the number of people and children ... E-cigarettes deliver nicotine sometimes flavored to the smoker by using ... In some ways, it's more dangerous than tobacco because it can seep through your skin...

Should E-Cigarettes Be Treated Like Cigarettes?
KPBS - April 7, 2014

Several cities in San Diego have banned the use of e-cigarettes, in all areas where smoking is already banned, most recently Oceanside. And the city of San Diego is considering a ban. This week in San Diego at the annual meeting of the ...

Youth Commission to vote on banning electronic cigarettes
Pleasanton Weekly - April 7, 2014

electronic cigarettes within the definition of "smoking," which would have the effect of banning them wherever tobacco smoking is not allowed. The commission's ...

On Tap in the Capital, April 7
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - April 7, 2014

HEALTH GROUPS CRITICIZE PREEMPTION BILL: Health groups will hold a news ... power to regulate the sale of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes --- a legal ... The bill also would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

Banning e-cigarette sales to minors [VIDEO]
WJXT Jacksonville - April 7, 2014

VIDEO: Taking a look at the move to make it illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to minors and an amendment that is sparking much controversy.

Ban E-cigarettes in the stadium [Letter]
Baltimore Sun - April 7, 2014

The FDA is concerned that e-cigarettes can increase nicotine addiction in young people, that they may contain toxic ingredients and that there have been no ...

E-Cigarette Sale Banned For Youth In Nebraska
The Minden Courier - April 7, 2014

The Nebraska State Legislature passed a bill last week outlawing the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone younger than 18 years old. Minors caught using the product ...

NJ should not impose a 'sin tax' on e-cigarettes: Editorial
The Star-Ledger - April 7, 2014

Taxing e-cigs as if they were cigarettes only makes them less attractive to smokers who want to switch. And if the Christie administration's true concern is public ...

Smoking ordinance gets special session in Rowlett
Dallas Morning News - April 7, 2014

The Rowlett City Council will discuss amendments to its smoking ordinance in a special meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The amendments would include a provision to prohibit the sale, use and possession of electronic cigarettes, liquid nicotine and associated paraphernalia to minors.

E-cigarettes are smoking's newest thing; potential dangers hazy
El Paso Times - April 7, 2014

On March 20 the City of Socorro tweaked its municipal clean indoor air ordinance, by changing the definition of smoking to include "electronic cigarette or e- cigarette or liquid nicotine." By doing so, Socorro now prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in restaurants, bars and other indoor work environments.

Senators urge FTC, FDA to crack down on e-cig advertising
They cite unproven assertions that e-cigs help smokers break the cigarette habit
ConsumerAffairs - April 7, 2014

Six U.S. Senators are calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action against e-cigarette manufacturers who are making what th senators say are unsubstantiated claims in their advertising. he bill has been endorsed by the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Centers for Disease Control release new warning to E-Cigarette users
KLEW - April 7, 2014

Health leaders warn that more than half of all electronic cigarette poisonings happen to toddlers. Three years ago call-ins to the center about E-cigarettes weren't common, today there are over 215 calls per month. Mike Larson of the Idaho Public Health ...

It's pot, it's smokelessand it's publicly traded
CNBC.com - April 7, 2014

One company trying to figure out the right long-term strategy is mCig. The firm sells an e-cigarette-style product for marijuana, while at the same time is expanding into products that don't involve pot at all. E-cigarettes for marijuana are already widely available, but the mCig is different. It's something of a hybrid between an e-cig and a joint, in that you can put "dry herb" in it and heat it to the edge of combustion. "When you burn something, you burn about 50 percent of the material, whereas with this, you can turn off the power and nothing continues to burn," said mCig COO Mark Linkhorst. "It's very much more efficient than smoking it." He said the mCig is less harmful than traditional smoking, and it can make the same amount of marijuana last twice as long.

Lawmakers Push to Stop Advertising of E-cigarettes to Children
NBC Connecticut - April 7, 2014

Tobacco companies advertising e-cigarettes with flavors like bubblegum and strawberry are clearly targeting young people with the intent of creating a new ...

FDA Ready to Rule on Electronic Cigarettes
NACS Online - April 7, 2014

WASHINGTON The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is "pushing very hard" to release a proposed rule that would establish the agencys authority over electronic cigarettes, Reuters reports. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told members of Congress during a Senate budget hearing last week that it has taken too long to move the rule forward, and that she expects the proposal to be ready very soon. The news source adds that FDAs proposal has been under review by the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for about five months.

Tobacco companies respond to CDC report on e-cigarette poisionings
Triad Business Journal (blog - April 7, 2014

On the heels of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that found an increase in poisonings involving e-cigarettes' liquid nicotine, Reynolds American Inc. is touting the safety of its product. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Winston-Salem-based Reynolds (NYSE: RAI) says its Vuse e-cigarette is designed to limit the risk of "accidental exposure to e-liquid."

Blumenthal, Esty to discuss their effort to curb electronic cigarette ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - April 7, 2014

Blumenthal co-wrote federal legislation introduced in the Senate that would prohibit advertising and marketing of electronic cigarettes to children.

ProSmoke Surrounds 2014 NATO Show Attendees With Top Rated E-Cigarette Products
Marketwired (press release) - April 7, 2014

Their retail e-cigarette product offerings include electronic cigarette starter kits, e-cigarette flavored cartridges, disposable electronic cigarettes, and e-cigarette ...

Nicotine Hit: Does 'vaping' glamorise smoking?
Times LIVE - April 7, 2014

With millions of users all over the world, electronic cigarettes are definitely on-trend. They are also proving controversial. Public health experts are sharply ...

East TN jails say e-cigarettes help keep order
WRCB-TV April 6, 2014

At least two East Tennessee jails have started allowing inmates to smoke electronic cigarettes, saying they cut down on disturbances and a contraband trade in regular cigarettes.

Lawmaker seeks ban on e-cigarette liquids
News 12 Long Island - April 6, 2014

WOODBURY - A state senator is calling for a ban on so-called e-liquids, the potent and often flavored liquids that are sold as refills for e-cigarettes. State Sen. ...

Vape debate alive in Duncan
Duncan Banner - April 6, 2014

In Duncan a few weeks ago, the City Council considered regulating vaping, sometimes known as e-cigarettes, just as they did tobacco smoking, by prohibitings its use in or on city-owned property -- including parks. There were a few complaints at the local senior citizens center about people vaping too close to the front door. The council postponed making a decision after the whole vaping phenomenon was explained to them by Sean Gore, chairman and president of the Oklahoma Vapor Advocacy League, the first such organization in the United States. It mimics smoking, it looks like smoking, but its not smoking, Gore said.

Traditional tobacco going up in smoke
Richmond County Daily Journal - April 6, 2014

Vaping is a term used to describe the use of electronic cigarettes, and its popularity is soaring. Celebrities are seen at red carpet events puffing away on e-cigs. Manufacturers claim they are safe and harmless because they produce only water vapor and contain only nicotine and flavorings with none of the hundreds of other carcinogenic chemicals found in cigarettes. But government regulations could be just around the corner. Policy director Roxanne Elliott of FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital said it modified its tobacco-free environment policy in May 2012 to include electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, prohibiting their use anywhere inside or outside on the grounds. In 2013, the General Assembly of North Carolina ratified Senate Bill 530 which includes vapor products in the legal definition of tobacco products, making it a crime to sell them to minors.

Officials too tough on e-cigarettes, too easy on the real ones: Letter
NJ.com - April 6, 2014

I am writing in response to the op-ed E-cigarette tax would hurt N.J. tobacco quitters by Gregory Conley, a research fellow at the Heartland Institute. I concur with his findings, and that everything possible should be done to assist smokers become non-smokers, including health insurance paying for any method which will meet this goal, as well as a ban on enacting cigarette-like taxes on electronic cigarettes.

Boise Wants to Snuff Out E-Cigarettes Among City Employees
Boise Weekly - April 6, 2014

When the Boise City Council meets this Tuesday, April 8, they'll be asked to approve a resolution that would convert its stand-alone Tobacco Use Policy from the status of "policy" and group it with the "Drug-Free Workplace Policy" and regulations in its employee policies. Additionally, the change would add e-cigarettes to the existing restrictions.

E-cig bill gains traction in House
WJXT Jacksonville - April 6, 2014

The push to make it illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to minors is gaining ... But an amendment to the bill has sparked controversy among anti-tobacco ... can make its own laws or rules when it comes to the sale of e-cigarettes. ... "I was a cigarette smoker for 22 years and I haven't touched a cigarette in over three years.

E-cigarettes could be banned from county-owned buildings
Daily Democrat - April 6, 2014

Rules may become clearer about the use of e-cigarettes in and near county buildings on Tuesday. The Health Department is asking the Yolo County Board of Supervisors to approve an update to the current smoking policy in county buildings, near entrances or in county-owned vehicles. Wherever a policy exists, "electronic nicotine delivery devices" will also not be allowed, according to a staff report. The devices create a nicotine vapor that's inhaled although some have no nicotine.

Lighter regulations on e-cigarettes desired
The Depaulia - April 6, 2014

USA Today reports that the Food and Drug Administration is considering labeling e-cigarettes as a tobacco product, which would make them adhere to the same policies as conventional cigarettes; including taxation on e-cigarettes. We have entire e-cig conferences dedicated to this. Sure we have competitors, but ultimately were all coming together for the same cause, Natasha said. Until one of the smaller shops gets big enough to fight directly against federal regulations, itll just be a local battle for now.


Ditching the matches: 'Vapor' shops proliferate as smokers turn to e-cigs
Longview News-Journal April 6, 2014

When the owner of seven Tobacco Junction stores decided in December to open a ... to electronic cigarettes, the shop on Gilmer Road would have been one of three in ... Cooper, who said his cigarette sales had seen a drop, added that his stores ... because they don't have a plan at this point nor have they been involved in ...

Hallsville woman has brought e-cigarettes to family
Marshall News Messenger - April 6, 2014

Husband, brother-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, cousin, boss. These are just a few of the people that Dee Kilgore of Hallsville has brought into the e-cigarette fold.

Dr. Vijay Talks E-Cigarettes And Festival of India
KIII TV3 April 6, 2014

On Sunday morning Dr. Vijay discussed the good and bad of smoking e-cigarettes. He also talked about the Festival of India celebration he helped to put on that ...

Are E-Cigarettes a Danger to Small Children?
WAND - April 6, 2014

In the past four years, the number of people sickened by e-cigs containing liquid nicotine has increased dramatically. From one a month in 2010 to at least 215 ...

Is the FDA Poised to Crack Down on E-Cigs?
Motley Fool April 6, 2014

Word is starting to leak out that the Food and Drug Administration is about to exert its power over the increasingly popular electronic cigarette market.

Reynolds: New Product, More Profit
GuruFocus.com - April 6, 2014

Governments around the world have been pushing through regulations on tobacco companies, in order to reduce consumption. Apart from obligating tobacco companies to include precautionary labels on cigarette packages, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is focused on banning menthol-flavoured cigarettes, while the European Parliament passed a regulation in February 2014 stating that e-cigs most prove their preventive qualities in order to be approved. Also, e-cigs with over 20 milligrams of nicotine per millilitre will now require authorization as a medicine.

SMOKING KILLS DOES "VAPING" DO THE SAME?
Daily Sabah - April 6, 2014

What about the newest tobacco substitute, the electronic cigarette? ... remain divided over e-cigarettes' other ingredients, usually a mix of water, flavoring, and

Should We Ban Advertising E-cigarettes to Children?
Bill faces long odds
Politix - April 5, 2014

New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago and several other cities have of late regulated electronic cigarettes. Now the feds are getting into the game. Rep. Elizabeth Esty has introduced legislation that would prohibit the advertising of e-cigarettes to children. Citing a study by the Centers for Disease Control, the freshman Connecticut Democrat said 1.8 million middle and high school students have tried e-cigarettes, which provide a smoker with nicotine, but not the tars and other chemicals that are linked to cancer and other diseases.

FDA 'Pushing Hard' For E-Cigarette Rule After CDC Report Brands Vaping As Poisonous To Kids
Medical Daily - April 5, 2014

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that e-cigarettes are poisoning children, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday that its pushing very hard to create a rule to monitor vaping devices in light of emerging health concerns.

Researchers Unsure About Safety of E-Cigarettes
PsychCentral.com April 5, 2014

Many of the harmful chemicals found in tobacco smoke are not present in e-cigarette vapor, and many believe that e-cigs are a safe alternative to regular cigarettes. But researchers are still unsure about their safety and long- term health risks.

City to decide on e-cig moratorium
Austin Herald - April 5, 2014

The Austin City Council will cast the deciding vote Monday on a one-year electronic cigarette moratorium that would ban e-cigarette use in public spaces and inside businesses. The council will consider a second reading of a proposed e-cigarette moratorium at its public meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Smokers Using E-Cigarettes to Break Habit
WICS-TV - April 5, 2014

A bill is also moving through the statehouse restricting e-cigarette displays, but those who take part in vaping argue, e-cigarettes helped them quit and they're ...

Rise in E-cigs leading to more calls, involving children, to poison ...
CBS42 - April 5, 2014

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (WIAT) The growing popularity of E-cigarettes have caused a sharp rise in emergency calls, according to the CDC. And more than half of ...

E-cig biz to protest ban plan ($$)
The Baytown Sun - April 5, 2014

Zach Jones, along with his brother Max, owns the only shop in Baytown that caters exclusively to electronic cigarettes and the liquid solution needed for vaping among users. And as the owner of Max & Zacks Vapor Shop on Garth Road, Jones isnt too happy about a proposed city ordinance that would limit where these popular e-cigarettes are used.

SFATA Responds to CDC E-Cig Study
Convenience Store Decisions - April 4, 2014

The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) was quick to respond with a statement. “We are aware of reports of increased calls to poison control ...

Reynolds American touts e-cig safety features in wake of CDC warning
Winston-Salem Journal - April 4, 2014

A federal report on the potential safety risks of electronic cigarettes has drawn a response from Reynolds American Inc. that claims its Vuse product is designed ...

E-cigarettes: Friend or foe for the LGBT community?
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News - April 4, 2014

In fact, since most smokers have already tried to quit, they're much more likely to be fellow fighters against tobacco than non-smokers. Sometimes they ask me ...

Are e-cigarettes really that much safer than smoking tobacco? I'm ...
The Independent - April 4, 2014

The Government has been equally dilatory over e-cigarettes, even though it gets very exercised about drugs like ecstasy and ketamine (just found to be very ...

E-cig Rule Coming 'Very Soon,' FDA Chief Says
NBCNews.com - April 4, 2014

The FDA says a rule to establish its authority over e-cigarettes is coming ... to release a proposed rule that would establish its authority over e-cigarettes, the ...

E-cigarette Advertising Expenditures Tripled from 2011 to 2012 ...
DigitalJournal.com - April 4, 2014

Electronic cigarette advertising expenditures tripled in the United States from $6.4 million in 2011 to $18.3 million in 2012, according to a study by RTI ...

Altria Buys E-cigarette Biz for $110 Million
Zacks.com - April 4, 2014

We now await the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision on e-cigarettes. The anti-smoking activists have requested the FDA to impose restrictions on ...

Seaga Features VapeStation At OneShow
VendingMarketWatch - April 4, 2014

Seaga has announced that its booth number 715 at the OneShow will feature the new VapeStation e-cigarette vending machine. The OneShow takes place in ..

E-cigarette ban wagon gaining steam
Seaside Courier - April 4, 2014

The Oceanside City Council opted April 2 to expand its anti-smoking ordinance to include electronic cigarettes, joining Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach and ...

Picking fights won't help e-cigarette ban
Sun-Sentinel - April 4, 2014

How else to explain the Florida House's hamfisted approach to banning the sale ... State law now bars smoking in most indoor workplaces, but it also bans local ...

Gainesville City Commission votes to ban sale of e-cigarettes to ...
The Independent Florida Alligator - April 4, 2014

It would ban selling them through vending machines, and it would ban their use in tobacco-free areas like UF's campus. Kathy Nichols, assistant director for UF ...

Lung Association Challenges Tobacco Companies on E-Cigs
The Ledger (blog) - April 3, 2014

“With this preemption language, the bill now does far more harm than good in the fight to keep Florida's children tobacco free,” she said in an email.

E-cigarette store plans to open in downtown Oak Park within 10 days
River Forest Leaves - April 4, 2014

Her electronic cigarettes are powered by a battery that charges a coil with resistance, Vasconcellos said. The coil warms as liquid is gradually delivered to the ...

Story County Board of Supervisors presents ordinance to limit e ...
Iowa State Daily - April 4, 2014

New York City has now banned e-cigarettes from being used in public ... this is why most people that try smoking usually end up becoming smokers themselves.

M.D. Harmon: 'More guns, less crime' just got proved all over again
Press Herald - April 4, 2014

... I wrote a column about the political left's attacks on the “electronic cigarettes” that ... but even so, I also noted in the column that e-cigs could be made illegal for ...

Liberty district moves to finalize ban on e-cigarettes in schools
Times Herald-Record - April 4, 2014

LIBERTY — Liberty's school board is in the process of adding a ban on ... “Would you want a kid in the cafeteria smoking an e-cigarette because it's not ...

Findlay reviews proposed ban on e-cigarettes in public
northwestohio.com - April 4, 2014

The Findlay Health Commissioner suggested to Findlay City Council to amend an ordinance that bans e-cigarettes in public places. City officials have raised ...

E-Cigs Cause Poisoning
Patheos (blog) - April 4, 2014

I encounter the lying part from my personal experiences with the debate over e-cigs in the Oklahoma legislature. We've had a two-year battle over attempts by ...

Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Complex Nears Full Capacity
PA home page - April 4, 2014

The business will sell electronic cigarettes and the many flavors or juices e-cigarettes feature. "We're going to have a testing bar here and we're going to have ...

E-cigs spark blaze warning after three cause home fires
Tamworth Herald - April 4, 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are warning people not to leave e-cigarettes on charge for long periods of time following recent incidents where the devices have exploded.

Call for more evidence on e-cigarette ban plan
Tivyside Advertiser - April 4, 2014

Ceredigion AM Elin Jones has called on the Welsh Government to provide more evidence before pressing ahead with any plans to ban the smoking of ...

E-cig ban would be 'nail in coffin' for Uttoxeter's pubs
Uttoxeter News - April 4, 2014

Ministers in Wales are currently debated whether to ban the devices from ... He said: “The smoking ban, which has had a devastating affect on pubs, has already ...

Businessman hoping to open hookah lounge in Palmer
Allentown Morning Call - April 3, 2014

In addition to smoking, he said the lounge would sell e-cigarettes and hookah supplies and offer coffees, teas, cold drinks and snack foods. The zoning board ..

Christie's proposed e-cigarette tax is for public health, state treasurer says
Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger - April 3, 2014

"Our goal is to achieve rough parity with the tax burden on conventional cigarettes. Why? Our main concern is public health," Sidamon-Eristoff said at an Assembly Budget Committee hearing today. "Contrary to the claims of some users, e-cigarettes have no

Opinon: Don't forget about cigarettes
Kansas State Collegian - April 3, 2014

But in many places, including K-State, smoking in public is still allowed. Some restrictions have been put in place, such as bans on smoking in school buildings, ...

KC considers banning e-cigs on city buses
KCTV Kansas City - April 3, 2014

Sharp said the proposed ban is actually a request from the Kansas City Area Transportation ... But as far as everyone else, there's no second-hand smoking.

E-CIGARETTE PLAN: Story City Considers Ordinance For Minors
whotv.com - April 3, 2014

Supervisors want to pass an ordinance making it illegal