Electronic Cigarettes

Sign reading no smoking  including e-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.








thumbnail image of documentRead our 4-page document Electronic Smoking Devices (ESDs) and Smokefree Laws.








 

Read our fact sheet on Electronic or E-Cigarette and other Electronic Smoking Devices Policy Adoption: Trends 2009-2014

 

 

 

 

Read our list of U.S. State and Local Laws Regulating Use of Electronic Cigarettes








This graphic shows the progress made in keeping electronic smoking devices out of smokefree environments.

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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.

GCC sides with caution on e-cig ban
The Daily Progress - March 25, 2015

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Senate Dems Urge FDA to Finalize Deeming
CSPnet.com - March 25, 2015

"As it stands, e-cigarettes are being aggressively marketed to children, and the use of e-cigarettes by minors has skyrocketed in recent years," the letter reads.

While FDA's proposed e-cigarette rule is pending, FTC mulls ...
Lexology (registration) - March 25, 2015

Ahead of finalizing FDA's tobacco products "deeming" rule, the FTC considers taking enforcement action against e-cigarette firms for violative advertising, ...

Lawmakers OK Bills On Prisons, E-Cigarettes, Guns
Times Record - March 25, 2015

Deborah Ferguson, D-West Memphis, which would ban the use of electronic cigarettes on the campuses of publicly funded colleges and universities in Arkansas ...

Hawaii Considers 80% Tax on E-Cigarettes
CPAPracticeAdvisor.com - March 25, 2015

The new revenue on chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes and other products would go to the financially troubled University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center, ...

VIEWS FROM ELSEWHERE: State should fully address e-cigs
Southernminn.com - March 25, 2015

The Austin City Council was expected to pass a ban on e-cigarettes in public places ... In 2007, the Minnesota Clean Indoor Act banned tobacco use in almost all ... In 2014, the act was amended to include electronic smoking devices - sort of.

Bill would reduce tax on e-cigs
Winston-Salem Journal - March 25, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge and create a vapor that is inhaled.

North Dakota shouldn't treat vaping like smoking
Watchdog.org - March 25, 2015

The statewide ban on public smoking passed by North Dakota voters in 2012 ... Diane Larson, adds "nicotine devices" to the list of products banned for sale to ...

Businesses that sell tobacco, e-cigarettes urge lawmakers to drop ...
Defiance Crescent News (subscription) - March 25, 2015

COLUMBUS -- Businesses that sell tobacco products and e-cigarettes urged state lawmakers Tuesday to drop tax hikes and related law changes included in ...

Bryan Businesses Refuse to Sell E-Cigs to Minors
KAGS News - March 25, 2015

"I think it's the right thing to do to not allow to smoke. ... one of only nine states that doesn't have a state law banning minors from buying or smoking e-cigarettes.

Tobacco checks to include e-cigarettes
Chippewa Herald - March 24, 2015

A man exhales vapor from an e-cigarette in New York. Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could release much more formaldehyde, ...

Texas House committee considers E-cigarette ban for minors
KVIA El Paso - March 24, 2015

A week after the Texas Senate passed a bill to prevent minors from buying electronic cigarettes, House lawmakers on Tuesday considered similar legislation ...

Washoe County health officials say e-cigs should be regulated
Reno Gazette Journal - March 24, 2015

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated like any other tobacco product. That's what Washoe County health officials said in their position statement to Nevada ...

Union Co. Public Schools Increasing E-Cig Enforcement, Awareness
Tristatehomepage.com - March 24, 2015

After handling 42 incidents involving students and electronic cigarettes, Union ... As the popularity of e-cigs grow, so has the issue of kids using and having them ...

Slick new public health campaign targets kid-friendly e-cigarettes
89.3 KPCC - March 24, 2015

Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the ... advertising geared toward youth, which has seen an uptick in e-cigarette use.

Warning after e-cig charger blaze in Appleton
Warrington Guardian - March 24, 2015

"The advice is clear: only use the charger that came with a device and never leave e-cigarettes unattended while charging, especially overnight." The incident is ...

Netherlands puts 18 age limit on electronic cigarettes
Irish Times - March 24, 2015

The normally liberal Netherlands is to place an age limit of 18 on the purchase of electronic cigarettes - and its national institute for public health says it is ...

City e-cigarette ban troubling to nicotine addicts
CBC.ca - March 24, 2015

A city ban on electronic cigarettes is not sitting well with former smokers who use e-cigs to ease themselves away from tobacco. The smokeless cigarettes are ...

Doctors' groups call for tougher regulations, bans on e-cigarettes
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au) - March 24, 2015

Warning that the long-term health impacts of electronic cigarettes are not known, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians has rejected tobacco company claims the devices are able help people quit. The Australian Medical Association and…

Nicotine and the Developing Human: A Neglected Element in the Electronic Cigarette Debate.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) - March 24, 2015

Human and animal data support that nicotine exposure during periods of developmental vulnerability (fetal through adolescent stages) has multiple adverse health consequences, including impaired fetal brain and lung development, and altered development of

Dr. Zorba Paster: E-cigarettes are toxic to kids -- and to our air
Florida Times-Union - March 24, 2015

A recent study shows that e-cigarettes pose a poison threat to toddlers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saw an explosion in calls regarding ...

As e-cigarette sales soar, critics eye regulations
CBS News - March 24, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration expects to publish its much-anticipated regulations for e-cigarettes in June, as the products are surging in popularity. In fact ...

E-Cigarettes May Be Just as Bad as The Real Thing
Men's Journal - March 24, 2015

Two new studies have turned out some scary findings about e-cigarettes. The first one, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, revealed that ...

E-Cigarette Market Offers Explosive Growth Opportunities As Consumers Change Smoking Habits - Company Appoints Well Known Celebrity as Spokesperson
PR Newswire - March 24, 2015

Breathe eCig Corp., a socially responsible e-Cigarette manufacturer, has announced the signing of Nikki Ziering ("Ms. Ziering" or "Nikki") to serve as the company's official spokesperson. In her new role, Ms. Ziering will become the face of the brand, wo

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Virtual Press Office (press release ) March 24, 2015

E-cigarettes rapid growing availability is increasing consumer accessibility as the segment is likely to show continued growth for an alternative choice to ...

E-cigarettes: are they helping or hurting consumers?
Nature World Report - March 24, 2015

According to CNN, E-cigarettes are taking the tobacco industry by storm. A growing number of people are now turning to "vape" instead of smoke, creating a 2.7 ...

Big tobacco says your e-cigarette may kill you
Marketplace - March 24, 2015

What's driving this public health message?

AWC Recognized for Tobacco-Free Campus and Wins Award
Yumanewsnow - March 24, 2015

Yuma, Arizona - Arizona Western College was recognized on February 21 in Tempe, AZ for their Tobacco-Free Campus Policy including no e-cigarettes since ...

California launches campaign against e-cigarettes
San Bernadino County (CA) Sun - March 24, 2015

"This campaign is nothing more than propaganda, with state bureaucrats more concerned with tax revenues than helping 3.6 million Californians quit smoking," said Gregory Conley, president of the New Jersey-based American Vaping Association, which advocate

Bill would impose 80% tax on sales of e-cigarettes as 'disincentive'
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - March 24, 2015

... on snuff, chewing tobacco, small cigars, loose tobacco and electronic cigarettes, with one company saying it would cripple Hawaii's young e-cigarette industry.

IL lawmaker wants to ban e-cigs indoors
KFVS - March 24, 2015

First it was cigarettes, next, it could be electronic cigarettes banned in places ... "They don't want people vaping because they think it is smoking," said Robinson.

Ill-advised vaping proposal smacks of 'crony capitalism'
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - March 24, 2015

Absurdly, the bill even redefines "tobacco product" to include tobacco-free and often nicotine-free e-liquid, while at the same time specifically exempting sealed ...

Here's Why The Louisiana Legislature Shouldn't Raise The ...
The Hayride - March 24, 2015

As prices go up, people seek out alternatives to tobacco cigarettes such as vaping or quitting smoking altogether. With New Orleans enacting smoking bans, ...

This Lynn daughter isn't blowing smoke
Daily Item - March 24, 2015

Brendan Crighton of Lynn, and will focus not only on how easily youth can purchase e-cigarettes, but on how they can become just as addictive as traditional ...

Letter: Thanks Council for restricting e-cigs
Austin Herald - March 24, 2015

I'd like to thank the Austin City Council for voting to protect our workers, families and public from the potential risk of using electronic cigarettes indoors. Very little ...

WCHD: E-cigarettes should be treated like any tobacco product
KRNV My News 4 - March 24, 2015

E?cigarettes are considered electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and are battery?operated devices, often designed to resemble a cigarette, that deliver ...

Health District Releases Recommendations on E-Cigarettes
KTVN - March 24, 2015

On Tuesday, the Washoe County Health District released its position on the use of electronic cigarettes in Nevada.The Health District says it is important to know ...

Officials warn of hookah, e-cigarette health risks
Binghamton University Pipe Dream - March 24, 2015

The study demonstrated that most participants thought a tobacco-free campus was a health priority. This included prohibiting the sale or advertisement of ...

Fighting For The Right To Vape: 7onevape To Host Awareness ...
Bensonhurstbean - March 24, 2015

Though tobacco companies have rolled out their own versions of the e-cigarettes, they have yet to catch up with vape shops offering more compact, cost-efficient ...

New e-cig law means Suffolk County businesses must post warning ...
Newsday - March 24, 2015

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Tobacco, e-cigarette sellers urge legislators to drop tax hike from ...
Stow Sentry - March 24, 2015

Columbus -- Businesses that sell tobacco products and e-cigarettes urged state lawmakers March 24 to drop tax hikes and related law changes included in Gov.

E-cigarettes more dangerous than guns?
Dallas Morning News (blog) - March 24, 2015

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House Committee on Public Health hears testimony
KVUE - March 24, 2015

... would allow parents to see how many students at their child's school have opted-out of getting vaccines, and and regulations for cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

Editorial: Herbert should sign Utah's e-cigarette rules
Salt Lake Tribune - March 23, 2015

The bill even won the backing of the state's e-cigarette trade group, the Utah Smoke-Free Association, which found the rules fair and, perhaps more important, ...

Groups Argue Against Vaping Restrictions
CSPnet.com - March 23, 2015

Gary Hebert to veto a bill that would regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes and the e-liquids they vaporize, arguing the measure contains a gift-wrapped ...

Deadline to file bills passes with 6000 filed
Your Houston News - March 23, 2015

Under SB 97, the penalties for violating this rule would be the same as for other tobacco products as vendors could face fines up to $500 for selling e-cigarettes ...

Capitola proposes to ban e-cigarettes at public places
Santa Cruz Sentinel - March 23, 2015

E-cigarette Forum, an online community that supports the industry, contends the products improve the health of those smoke conventional cigarettes, but studies ..

State launches ad campaign against e-cigarettes
89.3 KPCC - March 23, 2015

"It is sending the message to adult smokers all throughout California that if ... Los Angeles and Long Beach are among those that have banned their use in public places. And a bill currently in the state legislature would expand a similar ban ...

AR Tobacco Control asking to enforce e-cig sale laws
KATV - March 23, 2015

It may be illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to minors, but right now there are no laws in Arkansas to allow the Arkansas Tobacco Control to enforce this; ...

Health experts debate the ban or regulation of e-cigarettes
The Standard Daily - March 23, 2015

"In fact, they quit smoking very easily within the first month of the e-cigarette use on average," Farsalinos said. "That's something you don't see with any other ...

ECIG completes 1-for-15 reverse split
MiBiz - March 23, 2015

A Grand Rapids-based maker of electronic cigarettes and other vaping products announced today that it completed a reverse stock split its shareholders ...

California Launches Campaign Against E-Cigarettes
TIME - March 23, 2015

The new ads air just two months after the California Department of Health (CDPH) declared e-cigarettes a public health risk, and warned Californians to stay ...

FDA Must Act on Federal Tobacco Rule
Huffington Post - March 23, 2015

Last Dec. 9, a tragedy took place in upstate New York. Around 4 p.m., emergency personnel were called to a home in the village of Fort Plain because a child was "unresponsive." The 18-month old boy was rushed to the hospital. A little before 6 p.m., he was pronounced dead. The cause of death? The toddler did what toddlers do; he opened a bottle of liquid -- one without a childproof cap -- and swallowed the contents, which happened to be the highly toxic liquid nicotine made for electronic cigarettes.

E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction?
WPTV.com - March 23, 2015

It's a portable piece of technology providing seemingly bottomless access to a drug craved by more than 1 billion people worldwide -- nicotine. That craving is caused by smoking tobacco but is now being increasingly satisfied by e-cigarettes and the trend to "vape" instead of smoke. The selling point is the clean image e-cigarettes purvey by removing the simultaneous exposure to the tar and thousands of chemicals found in the tobacco ...

Big Tobacco Cares? E-Cigarette Warnings for Public Health
The News Ledge - March 23, 2015

Theres a headline no one saw coming. Big tobacco companies are jumping in front of public health officials when it comes to the e-cigarette phenomenon. Are they looking out for the public good? Bottom-line? Or, are the companies just trying to get ahead of the coming e-cigarette regulation. Take the MarkTen electronic cigarette package. Its warning label is 116 words. Granted, e-cigarette packages are bigger than a pack of smokes, but the warnings are decidedly larger than those on traditional packs of cigarettes.

When it comes to e-cigs, Big Tobacco says it's concerned for your health
STLtoday.com - March 23, 2015

There is no required health warning on electronic cigarettes in the United States, so "we had to do what we thought was right," said a spokesman for Altria Client ...

Regulations may put choke hold on growing e-cigarette industry
Kdminer - March 23, 2015

That's what has been on the minds of smokeshop owners and retailers of electronic cigarettes. The popularity of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, has soared ...

E-Cigarette To do or not to do
Times Gazette - March 23, 2015

E-cigarettes came onto the market a decade ago promising a safer nicotine fix. The devices heat nicotine-laced liquid to create an inhalable vapor, rather than ...

Dutch to introduce 18 age limit for electronic cigarettes
DutchNews.nl - March 23, 2015

Junior health minister Martin van Rijn is slapping a minimum age of 18 on electronic cigarettes in an effort to stop youngsters smoking, he told parliament on ...

E-cigarettes have nicotine, other chemicals, FDA says
Taipei Times - March 23, 2015

More than 80 percent of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) tested last year were found to contain nicotine, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said ...

Kelowna considers banning e-cigarettes
Globalnews.ca - March 23, 2015

KELOWNA Kelowna city council is considering banning e-cigarettes in ... The agency has recommended the City expand the definition of smoking in the ...

Doctors' groups call for tougher regulations, bans on e-cigarettes
Herald Sun - March 23, 2015

Warning that the long-term health impacts of electronic cigarettes are not known, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians has rejected tobacco company ...

The rise of e-cigs
Lewistown News-Argus - March 23, 2015

While electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity in Montana and beyond, a wide range of questions have emerged about the use and regulation of the product.

NICHOLS: Committees holding hearings on bills
Lufkin Daily News - March 23, 2015

Last week was the deadline to file bills in the Senate. While approximately 2,000 bills were filed in the Senate and 4,000 bills in the House, not all of those will receive a committee hearing or go to the Senate floor. The upcoming weeks will be filled with committee hearings and passing bills through the Senate to the House. Banning E-Cigarettes. This week, the Senate passed SB 97, by Sen. Juan Hinojosa, which prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. E-cigarettes are battery-powered cartridges which heat up flavored liquid and produce an inhaled nicotine vapor. These products do not contain the tar and carbon monoxide found in regular cigarettes but can contain formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen.

Capitol Dispatch: Lawmakers want higher taxes on paint, electronic smokes
Longview Daily News - March 23, 2015

Gov. Inslee wants to impose a 95 percent tax on electronic cigarettes, citing concerns that new data shows Washingtons eighth and 10th grade students use electronic cigarettes, called vaping, at more than twice the rate they smoke tobacco.

RI Bill Would Ban Indoor Smoking of E-Cigarettes
ecoRI news - March 22, 2015

PROVIDENCE Lisa Ciarlone adjusted a switch on narrow plastic tube, put it between her lips and waited two seconds. I vaped, or did I not just vape? she asked the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare during a March 18 hearing at the Statehouse.

Police explorer sworn in at Springfield meeting
Suburbanite March 22, 2015

An amendment to the township policy manual referring to the use of tobacco and smoking was approved. It prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in township buildings, vehicles and other indoor areas.

James Bond, 007: Vape Connoisseur
moviepilot.com - March 22, 2015

If the producers wanted to update the character for modern times while also staying true to the source material, They could have Bond vape electronic cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes: A growing trend in Green Bay [VIDEO]
Fox11online.com - March 21, 2015

HOWARD Electronic or e-cigarettes and vaping are a growing trend throughout the country and here in the Green Bay area. A group of local businesses that ...

Terry Dwelle: E-cigarette cons currently outweigh the pros
Grand Forks Herald - March 21, 2015

In a recent editorial, the Herald raises interesting points about e-cigarettes and their possible benefits to public health ("E-cigs bring benefits in smoking ... The public has a common assumption that for current smokers, it would be less risky to switch to e-cigarettes versus continuing to smoke conventional cigarettes. The vapor of e-cigarettes is presumed to be less risky than smoke, yet the long-term health risks of e-cigarette vapors for the user and secondhand inhalation of vapors by others have not been defined by current research. In summary, we need more research to fully understand whether e-cigarettes will provide any benefit to public health. As Johnson indicates, public health needs more quit tools that have proven their effectiveness; but e-cigs are not known to be a good tool for this purpose. For now, we support legislation that will treat and regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco, particularly when it comes to minors. We encourage anyone who smokes to contact NDQuits.

Bill to ban e-cigarette sales to minors moves to New Mexico governors desk
KOAT Albuquerque - March 21, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. The New Mexico House and Senate passed a bill banning the sale of e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid containers to minors.

Claremore, Okla. Bans Smoking on City-Owned Land
halfwheel.com - March 21, 2015

Theres a new smoking ban in Claremont, Okla. as earlier this week the city council voted 6-3 in favor of banning the use of all tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vapor devices on city-owned and operated land, which includes parks, playgrounds and golf courses. The ban does not extend to city streets and sidewalks and does not include any fines for violators. The ordinance simply directs law enforcement to issue a warning.

Ocean City, Md. Smoking Ban Starts May 1
halfwheel.com - March 21, 2015

The idea has been in the works for nearly a year, and on May 1 Ocean City, Md. will have a beach smoking ban just in time for tourist season. The ordinance, which passed 5-0, requires smokers or users of vaping devices to stay within 15 feet of the designated areas, which are to be located near the ...

Health board airs concerns on youth smoking
Quad City Times - March 21, 2015

Mills cited studies that show up to one-third of high school students have tried e-cigarettes and said that phone calls to poison control centers for accidental ...

Belmont outlines accomplishments: City Council reviews priorities ...
San Mateo Daily Journal - March 21, 2015

Stone also suggested the city amend its smoking ordinance to include the increasingly popular electronic cigarettes. Lieberman said he wants officials to ...

Madison Looking to Ban Smoking at Beaches and Parks
Patch.com - March 21, 2015

Madison residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on the towns proposed ordinance that would ban smoking at town beaches and parks. The public hearing is 7 p.m. March 23. Madison is proposing to ban cigarettes including e-cigarettes at all town beaches and parks.

Reasonable Doubt: BC's proposed e-cigarette legislation addresses harms that don't exist
Straight.com March 21, 2015

Recently, the provincial government proposed e-cigarette legislation that will see e-cigarettes lumped under the Tobacco Control Act. In addition to limiting how ...

Restrictions on E-Cigarette Use Come Into Force in Estonia
Sputnik International - March 21, 2015

According to the ministry, it is now prohibited to sell tobacco products, such as electronic (e-) cigarettes and herbal smoking blends, to minors, who are also not ...

Health Groups Divided on E-Cigarette Pros and Cons, Agree ...
Modern Readers - March 21, 2015

While the vast majority of health experts and public health authorities remain wholly unconvinced as to the apparent safety of electronic cigarettes, some influential figures are continuing to throw their support behind the devices. This week, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre researcher Konstantinos Farsalinos took to the stage at an Abu Dhabi conference to state quite adamantly that as smoking cessation tools, e-cigarettes are proving to be pricelessly valuable assets from a public health perspective.

Endgame or ENDs game?
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH) - March 21, 2015

The contentious issue of e-cigarettes or ENDs [electronic nicotine delivery systems] was tackled in several sessions at this weeks World Conference on Tobacco or Health. Both panels agreed that combustion of tobacco is an obsolete process, that marketing of these ENDs to young people should be banned, and that more research into the potential harms and public health benefits of e-cigarettes is urgently needed.

Dixon council to consider e-cigarette, leash rules
TheReporter.Com - March 21, 2015

From clarifying a leash law to regulating the sale of electronic cigarettes the same as their tobacco siblings, Dixon leaders on Tuesday have much to discuss.

Redlands City Council to consider regulations on e-cigarettes
Redlands Daily Facts - March 20, 2015

The City Council has started to talk about regulating the sale and use of electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigs still banned in public places
Parkersburg News - March 20, 2015

PARKERSBURG - Although the regulations have been in place for years, some people are unaware of bans prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in public places.

Mars utilizes its snow days
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - March 20, 2015

The Mars Area School District In other action, the board voted to post revised policies on student use of tobacco and discipline both changes adding electronic cigarettes to the list of banned ...

Vapor shops say tobacco tax hikes could hit them hard [AUDIO]
WKSU News March 20, 2015

Gov. John Kasich's budget calls for a 23 percent income tax cut. He is proposing to pay for it with a package of tax increases, including hiking the tax on tobacco products. But the newest segment of the cigarette industry says it could take the hardest hit.

E-cigs linked to brain development problems
MiamiHerald.com - March 20, 2015

Teens and young men are turning to a new addictive product to satisfy their nicotine addiction: electronic cigarettes, a battery-powered vaporizer that comes in candy and fruit flavors. And more than its addictive quality, nicotine poses a long-term risk to the developing brain, particularly the frontal lobes, said Dr. Brandon Korman, chief of neuropsychology at Miami Childrens Hospital. Nicotine changes neuron activity as the brain develops, affecting peoples impulses, problem-solving and planning.

Livingston School Board names new assistant superintendent, bans e-cigarettes on campus
The Advocate - March 20, 2015

In other news, the board unanimously voted to include electronic cigarettes in the school systems tobacco policy. Under a set of revisions, students and employees will now be barred from possessing personal vaporizers and similar devices on school grounds. Wentzel said the policy change is in response to recent state legislation that bans the possession of such devices among minors.

The E-Cigarette Industry is Getting a Lot of Flak in Washington State
Empire State Tribune - March 19, 2015

Washington state administrators are considering forcing a higher tax and additional regulations on the sale of e-cigarettes law; the bills sponsor said on Wednesday would be the hardest in the country.

Hein Signs Law to Strenghthen County's Anti-Smoking Law
Saugerties Post-Star - March 19, 2015

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein signed into law an amendment to the County's current Anti-Smoking Law which is designed to prevent those on Ulster County property from being exposed to potentially harmful smoke and vapors emitted from electronic smoking devices. The law will amend Ulster Countys Anti-Smoking Law of 2008, prohibiting smoking on all real property leased or owned by Ulster County, and will now include the use of all electronic smoking devices in the ban.

Lawmakers pass a bill that could regulate e-cig liquid [VIDEO]
ABC17News.com - March 19, 2015

Representative Sheila Solon said her bill, House bill 531, would require e-cig liquid manufacturers to have child proof packaging.

The e-liquid regulations bill moves on
NUVO Newsweekly - March 19, 2015

Despite the requests of some who testified Wednesday, the Senate Public Policy Committee voted to move a bill to the Senate that would add more regulations to the e-liquid industry.

Letters to the Editor: Right time for a raise?
The News Journal - March 19, 2015

The March 19th edition of the News Journal had the results of a poll asking, Should e-cigarettes be banned from use in the same places regular cigarettes are?

Toxins In Vapor From Electronic Cigarettes Can Travel Far
Medical Research News and Interviews on MedicalResearch.com (blog) - March 19, 2015

That exhaled electronic cigarette vapors contain particles of small size that can travel far distances within buildings and outdoors. They travel much farther than the point where the white cloud exhaled by the user disappears. The size of these particles, less than 1000 nm, will penetrate the alveolar region of a persons lungs. The particles contain flavorings and preservatives that are generally regarded as safe as a food additive. No one knows how safe these chemicals are if they are inhaled.

Bill Would Ban Marketing, Sale Of Electronic Cigarettes To Minors ...
The Consumerist - March 19, 2015

ecig Earlier this month a new study found that it was increasingly easy for teens to purchase e-cigarettes despite a plethora of laws prohibiting the sale of such ...

Toxins In Vapor From Electronic Cigarettes Can Travel Far
Medical Research News and Interviews - March 19, 2015

Dr. Thornburg: RTI wants to improve the human condition by protecting public health from exposure to contaminants. That includes secondhand exposure to ...

Testament's Chuck Billy releases vape pen
Punknews.org (registration) - March 19, 2015

Chuck Billy of Testament has released a Vape Pen. The vape pen is called "The Chief." Billy follows other musicians getting involved in the e-cig game such as ...

Proposed Inverness ordinance bans e-cigarettes in Citrus County ...
Bay News 9 - March 19, 2015

A Bay area city wants to ban the increasingly popular E-cigarettes in county ... "We banned smoking from the building a longtime ago and I just don't think that ...

Palatine Zoning Board OKs E-Cig Business
Journal & Topics Newspapers - March 19, 2015

A month after Palatine councilmen approved an electronic cigarette store to open along Northwest Highway, another proposal to sell the same type of ...

Berkshires Take Look At Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age
WAMC - March 19, 2015

A growing trend to raise the age of tobacco purchasing has made its way to ... companies target younger people through flavored cigars and e-cigarettes.

Targeting predatory e-cigarette sales
Lowell Sun - March 19, 2015

But when it comes to recognizing the potential harmful effects of electronic cigarettes and regulation of their sales, the commonwealth's efforts have amounted to ...

Washtenaw County board approves indoor e-cigarette ban
MLive.com - March 19, 2015

The adding of e-cigarettes to the current Clean Air Indoor Smoking Regulation will ban the vaping products from all county buildings and indoor workplaces in ...

Residents speak against e-cigarette bill
wivb.com - March 19, 2015

It bans the use of the devices where smoking is already banned. ... One resident said, "I urge you to veto this proposed vaping ban, because it protects cigarette ...

Eric Johnson: No data to prove e-cigs reduce smoking
Grand Forks Herald - March 19, 2015

Although there is plenty of speculation, there is no significant data to support a public health benefit of e-cigarettes, and saying they are beneficial is harmful to ...

Editorial - Too soon to crush e-cigarette businesses in state with ...
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - March 18, 2015

Those who use e-cigarettes to quit smoking tobacco products apparently enjoy ... and found my flavor, I was able to quit that day," said Zach McLain, a tobacco ...

Letter: Too little known about e-cigarettes
The Journal News | LoHud.com - March 18, 2015

Your recent article on the counties' banning the indoor use of electronic cigarettes is encouraging news in the world of preventing nicotine addiction.

Pittsford board makes plans at monthly meeting
The Hillsdale Daily News - March 18, 2015

PITTSFORD - "Pittsford Pride" was heavily on display along with several points ... e-cigarettes and vaporizers under the school's current restrictions on tobacco

E-cigarettes banned on Springfield Housing Authority property
wwlp.com - March 18, 2015

(WWLP) - In 2012, the Springfield Housing Authority phased in a ban on ... told 22News employees were complaining about the smoke from the e-cigarettes.

New legislation could hurt e-cigarette biz in Alabama (Video)
Birmingham Business Journal - March 18, 2015

(March 18) Vulcan Vape co-owners Jake Waitzman and Wes McDonald discuss the possibility of new legislation that could raise the price of e-cigarette liquid ...

E-Cigarettes And Workplace Smoking Policies: To Ban Or Not To ...
JD Supra (press release) - March 18, 2015

Woman Smoking With Electronic Cigarette Smoking in the workplace is slowly becoming an antiquated notion. Federal and state laws ban smoking in some ...

E-cigarette proponents denounce health and underage use concerns
The Hill - March 18, 2015

Proponents of electronic cigarettes say vaping is 99 percent safer than smoking combustible cigarettes and denounced health studies that point to an increase in ...

No Using E-Cigarettes in Bars Considered in Delaware
Delmarva Public Radio - March 18, 2015

... legislation to add electronic cigarettes to the state's indoor smoking ban. ... Dakota, Utah and New Jersey, already have banned smoking e-cigarettes indoors.

Kick butts; and e-cigs, too
Thegardenisland.com - March 18, 2015

For those already hooked on smoking, how does it feel knowing that you are just a ... The FDA attempted to ban them, with individual states banning them.

E-Cigarettes and Workplace Smoking Policies: To Ban or Not to Ban ...
The National Law Review - March 18, 2015

However, other local ordinances that have enacted smoking bans that do not ... up to the employer - there is no law that prohibits a workplace from banning ...

Mass. AG seeks ban on sale of e-cigarettes to minors
The Recorder - March 18, 2015

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and ... cigars and chewing tobacco - including banning most sales of e-cigarettes except ... prohibitions to e-cigarettes, including the state's workplace smoking ban.

Businesses on board with e-cigarette regulations
Boston Business Journal (blog) - March 18, 2015

"Most that sell these e-cigarettes do card, don't sell to minors, sell over the counter…even the manufacturers urge the sellers to do that - treat it like a normal ...

Input sought on proposed Washtenaw County ban on e-cigarettes
MLive.com - March 18, 2015

The amendment would add language to the Washtenaw County Clean Air Regulation that would specifically prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in ...

Legislature looks at minors and e-cigs
Jamestown Sun - March 18, 2015

BISMARCK - Two bills being heard at the Legislature this week aim to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors, but the burning issue is whether the ...

Debate over on e-cigs as tobacco products overshadows bills ...
INFORUM - March 18, 2015

E-cigarettes are displayed in a shop in downtown Rome February, 27, 2015. Electronic cigarette firms in Italy say a new levy that doubles the price of e-liquid ...

City goes tobacco-free
Claremore Progress - March 18, 2015

The Claremore City Council engaged in a lengthy debate Monday night about adopting a tobacco-free ordinance for indoor, outdoor, e-cigarettes and ...

Texas Senate passes e-cig restrictions, alternate path to graduation
Your Houston News - March 18, 2015

Among those were a bill to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and another to offer an alternative way to graduation for students that fail a high-stakes test.

Preventing accidental poisonings in Utah, nation
Cache Valley Daily - March 18, 2015

Health officials say that among the newer concerns are e-cigarettes, with their flavored liquid nicotine, and laundry pods, which often have bright colors and can ...

A darker side to e-cigarettes
HeraldNet - March 18, 2015

Smoking e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, has been promoted as an effective way for people to quit cigarettes and other tobacco products, because they ...

Bill for vaping taxes, regulations draws crowd
Columbia Basin Herald - March 17, 2015

OLYMPIA - A bill to put restrictions on electronic cigarettes and tax them at the same 95 percent rate as tobacco products drew a crowd that overflowed several ...

E-cigs now in county policy
Dallas Morning News - March 17, 2015

The Denton City Council banned smoking in many public places, with the notable ... Since then, the council has discussed, but not taken any action on, banning the sale ... see the council taking up the smoking ban again in March or even early April. ... which will once again consider a bill that bans smoking in public places, ...

Waco: City One Step Closer in Banning E-Cigarettes in Public Places
KWTX - March 17, 2015

Burke agreed on banning e-cigs from certain public places, but if the council decides to ban vaping in his shop that's where he will put his foot down. "If they are ...

Student Senate's indoor e-cig ban act is full of hot air
N.C. State University Technician Online - March 17, 2015

The bill's stated aim is "that the use of E-Cigarettes and other smoke and vapor-producing devices be banned in all indoor areas on campus at NCSU."...

St. Charles bans e-cigarettes
KSDK - March 17, 2015

Now smoking will include vaping, or using e-cigarettes. The city council says this is not a health issue and they are not lumping vapors with cigarette users, they ...

Missouri House gives first-round approval to require child proof ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - March 17, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Refillable containers for liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes would have to be child-proof under a Missouri proposal that ...

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey proposes prohibiting ...
MassLive.com - March 17, 2015

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, an anti-smoking advocacy group, 18 states have laws on the books regulating the use of ...

E-Cigarettes Banned at Housing Authority in Springfield
abc40 - March 17, 2015

The Springfield Housing Authority is banning e-cigarettes from their ... "I'm glad they banned smoking cigs in here, but I don't think people are respecting the ban ...

E-cigarettes: Are they safe?
The Recorder - March 17, 2015

The smoker wasn't smoking any old Marlboro, but an e-cigarette or ... A total of 83 cities and towns across the state have banned e-cigarette use where ...

Video & story: The e-liquid regulations bill moves on
The Statehouse File - March 17, 2015

The liquids, often referred to as "e-liquids," are used in vapor pens and are similar to products such as e-cigarettes and hookah pens. Some said they want to ...

Waco: City One Step Closer To Banning E-Cigarettes In Public Places [VIDEO]
KWTX - March 17, 2015

E-cigarette use may soon get a lot more complicated in the city of Waco. The city council is deciding whether to regulate or even ban their use in places where smoking is also banned. The first part of this vote passed at a meeting Tuesday. It has to go through one more to change the current smoking ordinance.

Global E-Cigarette Market Trends Points to Significant Growth in Coming Years - Company Enters JV Partnership to Bring E-Cig Products to Native American Gaming Industry Casinos
PR Newswire - March 17, 2015

Breathe eCig Corp. (OTCQB: BVAP), the electronic cigarette industry innovator and pioneer, announced today an exclusive partnership with Native American Marketing Enterprises. The joint venture will distribute and sell socially and environmentally consci

Breathe eCig Corp. Partners with Native American Marketing Enterprises
PR Newswire - March 17, 2015

The joint venture will distribute and sell socially and environmentally conscious Breathe e-cigarettes to the Native American gaming industry casinos beginning in the second quarter of 2015.

Vapor Hub International Launches New Marketing Campaign
PR Newswire - March 17, 2015

...a new marketing campaign with a prestigious marketing company in the e-cigarette, vaping industry: Vape Capitol. The ongoing strategic marketing campaign is designed to increase brand awareness and exposure for VHUB products using Instagram posts, video ...

Waco City Council to Consider New E-Cigarette Regulations
KCEN-TV - March 17, 2015

The proposed changes to the smoking ordinance would regulate e-cigs just like cigarettes. The rule would prohibit the devices anywhere cigarettes are ...

EDITORIAL: Apply smoking ordinance to e-cigarettes, but wait for ...
Waco Tribune-Herald - March 17, 2015

These "electronic smoking devices" deliver nicotine through vapor rather than ... But before we include these e-cigarettes in any ban as part of a discussed ...

Senate passes bill to prohibit teens from buying e-cigs
Dallas Morning News (blog) - March 17, 2015

AUSTIN - Senators voted 27-3 to bar minors from buying e-cigarettes with three North Texas Republicans, Sens. Konni Burton, Bob Hall and Don Huffines, voting ...

Letters: There's more to consider about banning e-cigs for minors
Corvallis Gazette Times - March 17, 2015

So why ban them? I agree with banning them because it could teach little kids it is OK to smoke, even though it doesn't contain tobacco. It's still teaching them ...

Delphos City Schools BOE approves policy banning E-cigarettes
Delphos Herald - March 17, 2015

"The policies changes were state required," Wolfe said. "New policies (JFCG) will reflect language banning the use of electronic cigarettes on school property."…

Ulster County bans e-cigs on county property with new law
Mid-Hudson News - March 17, 2015

Ulster County bans e-cigs on county property with new law ... last year for public places, but until recently e-cig regulations only banned sale to minors. ... of the people working in the office was smoking an electronic cigarette at the desk," said ...

Local teens urged to spread word to kick butts
Las Cruces Sun-News - March 17, 2015

It's the use of electronic, or e-cigarettes, and flavored tobacco products that's still ... an e-cigarette, but had never smoked a tobacco cigarette tripled, from 79,000…

County to prohibit vaping
DeSoto Times - March 17, 2015

County ordinances have prohibited smoking in county-owned buildings since 1999. ... Under the ordinance, e-cigarettes are banned within 10 feet of doorways of ... language county officials decide to post in order to alert the public to the ban. …

Council bans smoking e-cigs in public places
Austin Herald - March 17, 2015

The Austin City Council passed a ban Monday on smoking electronic cigarettes ... Council members passed a one-year moratorium last April banning the use of ..

Council debates e-cigarettes
SW News Media - March 17, 2015

Do electronic cigarettes come with the same health concerns as traditional cigarettes, and should the City of Jordan impose the same restrictions on electronic ...

Source: AG Regulations Will Ban Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Minors
WBUR - March 17, 2015

... sale and marketing of electronic cigarettes to minors would be banned under new ... E-cigarettes, which offer a nicotine substitute for smokers but do not contain ... for a bill to include electronic cigarettes in the state's workplace smoking ban. ... to those 18 or older, and in some cases banning their use in the workplace.

Letter: Limits needed on youth access to e-cigarettes
The State Journal-Register - March 17, 2015

Ms. Hardy's reporting poses important questions, noting that if teens are using them mostly as a gateway, should they even be smoking e-cigarettes at all?

Delaware bill bans indoor smoking of electronic cigarettes
Philly.com - March 17, 2015

The bipartisan bill filed Tuesday adds electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or digital cigarettes, to Delaware's Clean Indoor Air Act, a 12-year-old law ...

Bill would ban e-cigarettes in bars
The News Journal - March 17, 2015

A lot of people enjoy and want to smoke e-cigs. We are not saying they cannot smoke them, we're just saying they cannot smoke them indoors where they are ...

Sonoma officials seek to limit e-cigarette sales
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - March 16, 2015

Sonoma officials want to snuff out the sale of e-cigarettes within the city limits, ... and other products to minors would prohibit new businesses from selling tobacco ... of certain products, such as e-cigarettes and cheap individual flavored cigars.

Parents, not state, should take charge
Sacramento Bee - March 16, 2015

Studies show that e-cig use is a gateway to traditional smoking. ... to draft an ordinance banning smoke shops from opening within 1,000 feet of schools. ... with whom I spoke, and who has gathered more than 1,200 signatures calling for a ban.

Pooler Council denies vapor shops' request for exemption to ...
Savannah Morning News - March 16, 2015

In fact, Pooler officials relied on the ordinance adopted by Savannah in 2010 when they crafted their own public smoking ban. The Pooler City Council voted ...

Students bringing vape cigarettes to schools
LocalNews8.com - March 16, 2015

Since their initial market introduction, many companies are now advertising the items for smokers and nonsmokers alike. Regular cigarettes are heavily ...

Editorial: Review smoking rules to include e-cigarettes
Daily Journal - March 16, 2015

... for the liquids used in electronic cigarettes have advanced in the General Assembly, but significantly, "vaping" would not be added to the state's smoking ban.

VIDEO: Austin Passes E-Cigarette Ban
KAAL-TV Channel 6 (Austin, MN) - March 16, 2015

Austin became the latest Minnesota city to ban electronic cigarettes from public buildings, after the city council passed a new ordinance at Monday night's meeting. The permanent ban comes nearly a year after the city put a temporary moratorium on using...

Kick Butts Day exerts new leverage against e-cigarettes
Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner - March 16, 2015

...a new generation is being targeted as "replacement smokers" with an untested, unproven, addictive product - e-cigarettes - using the same old tactics, said Kristi Jones, health educator with the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program at the Weber-Morgan …

Vaping tax measure draws lots of opposition
Crosscut - March 16, 2015

An e-cigarette, which looks a little like an actual cigarette, is really just a tube with ... A liquid - either laced with nicotine or nicotine-free, and sometimes flavored ...

State's e-cig rules could become toughest in U.S.
KING5.com - March 16, 2015

Users fear a proposal to regulate and tax e-cigarettes will send them back to smoking traditional cigarettes, while lawmakers say the bill will protect children.

Alcohol, tobacco use down among teens; marijuana, e-cigarettes of concern
Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald - March 16, 2015

The Healthy Youth Survey is taken every two years by students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 in almost 1,000 public schools in Washington....high prevalence of "e-cigarette" use among Washington kids with almost one in five 10th graders saying they'd used …

E-Cigarette Advertising May Boost Tobacco Cravings
University Herald - March 16, 2015

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication found that people who smoke tobacco cigarettes daily and who watched e-cigarette advertisements with someone inhaling or holding an e-cigarette (aka vaping) showed a …

Petition Calls on FDA Commissioner to Finalize a Rule to Help Protect Public Health
PoliticalNews.me (press release) - March 16, 2015

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg along with a petition signed by more than 5,000 Californians urging the agency to finalize a rule to regulate e-cigarettes and protect public health.

Sight Of E-Cigarette Vapor Erodes Resolve In Former Smokers
Tech Times - March 16, 2015

Researchers from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania have found that simply watching e-cigarette ads can make a former smoker fall off the wagon and start smoking again. Current smokers too are also being enticed, making them likelier to reach for a tobacco cigarette during the day after seeing an advertisement.

Why are some gadgets with rechargable batteries exploding? CDP investigates!
Cambridge Network - March 16, 2015

For example, in rechargeable electronic cigarettes, some manufacturers have split the charger electronics between a charger and the battery unit. To charge the product, the user first plugs the battery unit into the charger provided with a special miniature plug, and then plugs the charger into any convenient USB socket. Unfortunately as several manufacturers use the same miniature plug design, the unwary consumer who buys two different but similar products can easily plug the charger from one product into the battery from another. Without realising it, they have created a Frankenstein system that no longer has the essential protection required.

Georgetown legal scholar: E-cigarettes can be regulated now without more research
(e) Science News (press release) (registration) - March 15, 2015

A legal scholar and tobacco control expert says he has developed a research-based roadmap that allows for the immediate regulation of e-cigarettes. Writing in the March issue of Food and Drug Law Journal, Eric N. Lindblom, JD, senior scholar at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, says his proposal would minimize the threats e-cigarettes pose to public health while still enabling them potentially help reduce smoking. "This approach could help to heal the current split in the public health community over e-cigarettes by addressing the concerns of both sides," Lindblom says. In "Effectively Regulating E-Cigarettes and Their Advertising -- And the First Amendment," Lindblom writes, "Because e-cigarette use, by itself, is neither beneficial nor benign to users and nonusers, the only public health justification for allowing their marketing would be if doing so would help smokers quit completely or provide them with a less harmful way to obtain the nicotine they crave, without causing any offsetting public health harms." ...

Deadline for new bills passes; focus is on legislature
KXAN.com - March 16, 2015

The list of bills includes a ban on e-cigarette sales to minors. Another would allow high school students to graduate, going on to college or careers, without ...

Liquid nicotine from e-cigarettes a growing danger to children: Guest column
NJ.com - March 16, 2015

As part of National Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21), the New Jersey Department of Health is working to raise awareness of the serious health risk, particularly to young children, of liquid nicotine commonly used in e-cigarettes. With the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, accidental exposure to liquid nicotine by children has become a serious public health concern.

Anti-smokers can't handle the truth about e-cigarettes
The Missoulian - March 16, 2015

Just because e-cigarettes have a name in common with tobacco cigarettes, smoking one is not the same as smoking another. Everyone knows this but could ...

Austin city officials to vote on e-cigarette ban
Minnesota Public Radio News - March 16, 2015

The city of Austin, Minn., is the latest to consider a ban on the public use of electronic cigarettes. Austin city officials will vote Monday night on an ordinance that would ban e-cigarettes from places where smoking is already prohibited.

Our Opinion: State should fully address e-cigs
Austin Herald - March 16, 2015

The Austin City Council is expected to pass a ban on e-cigarettes in public places tonight, but it shouldn't have to. The council voted 4-3 on March 2 for the ban, ...

Council expected to pass e-cig ban Monday
Austin Herald - March 16, 2015

The Austin City Council will likely pass a ban on smoking e-cigarettes in public ... Council members passed a one-year moratorium last April banning the use of ...

Health initiative in Kentucky yields progress
State-Journal.com - March 16, 2015

Beshear last year to expand the prohibition of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes in executive branch buildings. The action makes Kentucky one of only five ...

Secondhand vapor: E-cigarettes spark new debate as popularity grows
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - March 16, 2015

A debate about electronic cigarettes centers around whether theyre a gateway to or an escape route from conventional cigarette smoking. This spring a debate about e-cigarettes is taking place in Juneau, where a bill in the Legislature would ban using the devices in places that now ban conventional cigarette smoking including grocery stores, public transportation and University campuses.

Study: more kids using electronic cigarettes than regular ones [VIDEO]
kwwl.com - March 15, 2015

More kids in Iowa are using electronic cigarettes than traditional ones. That's according to the annual Iowa Youth Survey from the Iowa Department of Public Health. This is the first year the survey asked kids about electronic cigarettes.

OUR OPINION: E-cigs bring benefits in smoking reduction
Grand Forks Herald - March 15, 2015

And many regulators, including the FDA, want to treat vaping like smoking. But vaping isn't smoking. Nor is vaping -- inhaling the nicotine-laced vapors of e-cigarettes -- akin to tobacco use; simply put, e-cigs don't contain any tobacco.

Doctors argue B.C. e-cigarette ban doesn't go far enough
MetroNews Canada - March 15, 2015

As B.C. moves to ban e-cigarettes from wherever smoking is banned, a group ... The group requests the province ban tobacco sales from pharmacies

E-cigarettes: Help or harm?
Chippewa Herald - March 15, 2015

Data is inconclusive in regard to the safety of E-cigarette (also known as E-cigs) use. With E-cigs becoming ever more popular, now with four million users half of them women and a growing population of youth more research is needed to determine long-term effects.

Letter - Proposed tax on e-cigarettes is too high
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - March 15, 2015

I am writing to protest the proposed tax on electronic cigarettes. I am not against taxing electronic cigarette products, but according to HB 1645, section 202, they are proposing a tax of 95 percent of the taxable sales price.

Pierce County youth smoking, drinking less; using e-cigs, marijuana ...
The Suburban Times - March 15, 2015

While Pierce County youth are smoking and drinking less, they are reaching for alternatives like e-cigarettes and marijuana more frequently. According to the states 2014 Healthy Youth Survey data released today, e-cigarette use is now at a rate similar to marijuana use among Pierce County 10th graders. One in five are using these substancesdouble the number who smoke cigarettes.These days, stores on every street corner are advertising and selling e-cigarettes and e-juice, and marijuana dispensaries are prevalent, said Director of Health Anthony L-T Chen, MD, MPH. The stores and manufacturers want youth to think that these products are cool and safe. They are not, he said.

Waco council to crack down on public e-cigarette use
Waco Tribune-Herald - March 15, 2015

Waco City Council on Tuesday is set to take its first step in regulating e-cigarettes, banning vaping in places where smoking is barred. The council will vote on whether to prohibit electronic smoking devices in most enclosed public spaces, including schools, buses, institutions, theaters, stores and food establishments.

Valley Views: Dutchess Board of Health cites dangers in e-cigarettes
Poughkeepsie Journal - March 14, 2015

Beginning about 60 years ago, our federal government took a strong step toward curbing the dangers that smoking posed to our families and children. Since then, our country has seen enormous decreases in the rates of smoking among the general population and among minors. New York has also taken the lead in helping to reduce the dangers of second-hand smoking by prohibiting smoking in enclosed public spaces. Pregnant mothers no longer have to worry for their infant's health when a stranger lights up on the bus and non-smoking families no longer have to worry about other patrons ruining a Saturday night meal at a restaurant.

Asheville bans e-cigs based on complaints from bus riders
Digital Journal - March 14, 2015

Asheville, North Carolina, has banned all electronic cigarettes from parks, greenways, city buses and in public facilities, such as the airport and the Arts and Science Center, as the result of a 7-0 city council vote.

E-cigarettes, marijuana edibles topic of forum
The Columbian - March 14, 2015

Coalition of Clark County is hosting a community meeting about electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and edible marijuana. The meeting is 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at ...

Compliance checks to include e-cigarettes
Fond du Lac Reporter - March 14, 2015

Tobacco compliance checks at Fond du Lac County retailers are expanding to include e-cigarettes.

It's a wrap: Editorials for the week of March 8-14
Austin American-Statesman - March 14, 2015

Amy Ridenour, chairwoman of the National Center for Public Policy Research, disagreed. If bureaucratic buttinskies would back off, she wrote, e-cigarettes could ...

Arkansas House OKs Bills On School Waivers, Agency Rules ...
Times Record - March 14, 2015

House members also approved bills to give the Legislature authority to approve or disapprove rules proposed by state agencies, allow early enrollment in kindergarten and ban e-cigarettes on college campuses. The House voted 58-18 to approve HB 1722, by Rep. Deborah Ferguson, D-West Memphis, which would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes on the campuses of public colleges and universities. Ferguson said the bill would add e-cigarettes to the existing law banning tobacco cigarettes on college campuses. No one spoke against the bill, which goes to the Senate.

Compromise reached on e-cig legislation
Peoria Journal Star - March 13, 2015

SPRINGFIELD The author of a bill to ban the indoor use of electronic cigarettes said Friday that she does not want the restrictions to be as far reaching as originally proposed. Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, in February filed House Bill 2404, which would have prohibited indoor e-cigarette use, or vaping, similar to other forms of tobacco. She said she plans to amend the bill by March 20 to limit the ban to inside school buildings, on school grounds and inside state-owned facilities. Willis said she heard from thousands of individuals after she proposed the legislation. She consulted with e-cigarette users, business owners and health care professionals and decided the amended version would be the right compromise. Until we get the final ruling of what's in the byproduct of electronic cigarettes, it's becoming a very difficult fight to fight, Willis said. That doesn't mean I'm not up to it, but everybody agrees that electronic cigarettes are a better alternative than regular cigarettes, and we don't want to discourage people from going and using electronic cigarettes.

Conn. Woman Claims Underage Kids Used Her Address To Buy Banned E-Cigarettes
CBS Local - March 13, 2015

In Darien, Conn., some underage children believe they may have found a way to get their hands on outlawed e-cigarettes. One woman in Darien said she has been receiving packages from e-cigarette vaping companies that she herself didnt order, containing vaping juice that powers the e-cigarettes. She suspects high school friends of her son may be using her address to mail the paraphernalia.

Federal report calls for regulation of e-cigarettes
CMAJ - March 13, 2015

Electronic cigarettes could come under stringent federal regulations if Parliament accepts recommendations in a report from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health. The report, Vaping: Towards a regulatory framework for e-cigarettes, tabled in Parliament on Mar. 10, contains 14 recommendations based on testimonies from more than 30 experts and stakeholders.

Vaping in e-cigarette ads 'may encourage tobacco smoking'
Medical News Today - March 13, 2015

For many current smokers - and even former smokers - seeing others puffing on a cigarette can make it hard to resist lighting up. Television advertisements for ...

Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040
Medical Xpress - March 13, 2015

Leading public health researchers today call for the sale of tobacco to be .... from second-hand smoke and banning all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion, ...

College students found at risk for e-cigarette use
Buffalo News - March 13, 2015

College students who use tobacco products, marijuana and/or binge drink are more likely to use electronic cigarettes, according to results of a survey conducted by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo. These notable results found that many college students use e-cigarettes as part of a mix of health-risk behaviors, including alcohol and marijuana, Dr. Martin ...

Can E-Cigarettes Help Me Quit Smoking?
Newsmax - March 13, 2015

E-cigarettes are basically delivering nicotine to you in a different fashion from smoking cigarettes. At first blush, they seem safer than smoking the tars and ...

Vaporizer Distributor Offers More than Just Alternative to Smoking on Corporate Revivew
Press Release Rocket - March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015 Boca Raton, FL The popular business television program Corporate Review turns its focus onto a successful distributor of personal vaporizers, also known as e-cigarettes, in its latest episode. Series host Jackie Bales interviews Aaron Pederson, co-founder and President of Marketing for E-Gains Distributing, LLC, about the companys products and charitable efforts. Tune in to watch the E-Gains Distributing segment on Bloomberg Television (as pd. prog) on March 14, 2015 at 5:30pm EST. Check your local listings for airtimes. ...

Our Opinion: Some progress on ecigarettes
South Bend Tribune - March 13, 2015

Despite the urging of health advocates and Attorney General Greg Zoeller, proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes in the Indiana General Assembly stop short of including vaping in the states smoking ban. And earlier efforts to tax e-cigarettes also endorsed by Zoeller failed to advance.

City smoking debate continues
Morehead News - March 13, 2015

Morehead City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance on Monday that would amend the definition of smoking to include electronic smoking devices. I would like to make more business for this town and bring something new for college students and other people because theres really nothing like this nearby, said Alhaw. He proposed installing a $15,000 filtration system to clean contaminated air inside the proposed lounge.

E-Cigarettes Restricted on Fort Meade
Military.com - March 13, 2015

The garrison has updated the Army's regulation regarding the prohibition of the use of tobacco products to include a command policy that addresses e-cigarettes.

Child Poison Warning Issued on Liquid Nicotine
Cape May County Herald (press release) - March 13, 2015

As part of National Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21), the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is working to raise awareness of the serious health risk, particularly to young children, of liquid nicotine commonly used in e-cigarettes. With the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, accidental exposure to liquid nicotine by children has become a serious public health concern.

City takes a sensible step on e-cigarettes
Asheville Citizen-Times - March 13, 2015

E-cigarettes use a mechanical heating element, battery or electronic circuit to heat and vaporize a liquid solution in a cartridge usually containing nicotine. Does this means they are less addictive than conventional cigarettes? Are their emissions safe for others to breathe?

The Utah State Legislature is over; Here's what lawmakers did to your life [VIDEO]
fox13now.com - March 13, 2015

The legislature passed a bill that imposes more regulations on the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping devices.

Vaping rises among Clark County youth
The Columbian - March 13, 2015

Nearly a quarter of high school seniors in Clark County are using electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices more than any other nicotine delivery method, according to the recently released 2014 Healthy Youth Survey.

King County teen e-cigarette use is on the rise, but fewer smoke ...
Bothell/Kenmore Reporter - March 13, 2015

However, e-cigarettes use among youth is increasing. ... Our kids have far too easy access to e-cigarettes, and may not realize that e-cigarettes pose a danger ...

E-cig packaging, warning-label bill introduced
Winston-Salem Journal - March 12, 2015

Mandating child-resistant packaging and warning labels on liquids used with electronic cigarette vaporizers is the logical next step in reducing potential public health harm from the devices, said a sponsor of a legislative bill introduced Thursday.

Secondhand E-Cig Vapor Can Penetrate Paint. What Does That Mean For Your Lungs?
Yahoo Health - March 12, 2015

The aerosol particles emitted from vaping are so tiny they can actually seep through paint on walls the pores in the paint would look like Swiss cheese in comparison to the particle size. The emissions from e-cigarettes are just water vapor, right? Wrong.

BLR poll: Only one-third of companies address 'vaping' in smoking policies
HR.BLR.com - March 12, 2015

According to a recent BLR poll, only one-third of respondents (33 percent) reported that they address the use of electronic smoking products, known as vaping, in their companies smoking policies.

Study shows electronic cigarette vapors contain toxins and have the potential to be a public health concern
PR Newswire - March 12, 2015

...nonprofit research organization RTI International released a new research paper "Exhaled Electronic Cigarette Emissions: What's Your Secondhand Exposure?," that explores the composition of e-cigarette vapor and the potential health impacts of secondhand ...

Calm Before Tobacco Storm in Sacramento
Kitsap Sun - March 12, 2015

AB 768, by Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), would prohibit the use of all tobacco products -- including chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes -- at all baseball venues ...

Should E-Cigarettes Be Added To Smoking Ban?
CT Newsjunkie - March 12, 2015

A bill that would include electronic cigarettes in the state's smoking ban is garnering ... Smoking also is banned in school buildings while school is in session or ... and close a loophole in the smoking ban" by banning the use of e-cigarettes in ...

Ethics Board clears Kanuha, sets sights on Tobacco-Free Coalition
West Hawaii Today - March 12, 2015

One raised the age to purchase cigarettes, tobacco products and e-cigarettes, even those containing no nicotine, from 18 to 21. The other bans e-cigarettes ...

Missouri lawmakers look to child-proof e-cigarettes
Houston Herald - March 12, 2015

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Missouri lawmakers look to child-proof e-cigarettes. Story · Comments · Image (2). Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default ...

Two Views: Pair of bills tightens rules on e-cigs
Portland Tribune - March 12, 2015

... enacted public smoking bans was to combat the harm caused by secondhand smoke. ... "We need clear, unambiguous messages to smokers about the safety and ... bill that also would have prohibited vaping where smoking is banned. ... of HB 2918 and SB 797, both of which would ban sales of vapor products to minors ...

Arlington man files suit over exploding e-cig battery
WFAA - March 12, 2015

ARLINGTON - There is still debate about the health effects linked to electronic cigarettes sold in stores like Vixen Vapors . But David and Shaye Powell say ...

Arlington Man Sets Crotch On Fire, Sues Vape Shop Over Exploding ...
CBS Local - March 12, 2015

PANTEGO (CBSDFW.COM) - The pain may be gone, but the scars and troubles still linger for an Arlington man burned by an exploding ...

Utah Legislature right to regulate e-cigarettes
The Herald Journal - March 11, 2015

Mark Twain once remarked that he knew giving up smoking is easy because he had .... lengthy list of communities around the country that have banned them entirely. ... tightening restrictions on, if not outright banning, these relatively new devices. .... ARTICLE: Logan Municipal Council bans e-cigarettes from outdoor public ...

Putnam Considers Banning E-Cigarettes Indoors
The Daily Voice - March 11, 2015

The new laws could closely mirror those proposed in Westchester which would not only tighten restrictions on where e-cigarette users can "smoke," it would ...

Dixon City Council votes against online gaming, for e-cigarette ...
TheReporter.Com - March 11, 2015

Dixon has spoken and it says no to internet cafe gaming and yes to regulating electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) the same as tobacco cigarettes.

No Vape Zone: SF Hasn't Waited for Science to Declare War Against ...
SF Weekly - March 11, 2015

Leno's office contends that the bill doesn't touch medical marijuana use at all since current state law already bans cannabis smoking where tobacco smoking is ...

Senate Dems urge HHS to give FDA authority to regulate e-cigarettes
The Hill - March 11, 2015

"As it stands, e-cigarettes are being aggressively marketed to children and the use of e-cigarettes by minors has skyrocketed in recent years," the letter said.

Arlington man sues after being burned by e-cigarette battery
Fort Worth Star Telegram - March 11, 2015

E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, are battery-operated devices that look like real cigarettes. They are built around a heating element, a cartridge that contains ...

How Will E-Cigarette Regulation Impact The Tobacco Industry?
Trefis - March 11, 2015

In the long term, tobacco companies are banking on e-cigarettes to provide a boost. However, recent proposed regulations, as well as reports on the health ...

Healthy Schools grant applications open through April 10 | Tacoma ...
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald - March 11, 2015

And preliminary results from the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey show an alarming increase in adolescent use of electronic cigarettes. Direct questions about the ...

Electronic cigarette, vapor shops growing in popularity in Spring ...
Community Impact Newspaper - March 11, 2015

Vapor shops and stores carrying e-cigarettes have proliferated in Spring in the past year. Local shop owners said the popularity of these shops has risen due in ...

Council snuffs e-cig ban effort
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - March 11, 2015

Councilors snuffed out efforts to ban the use of electronic cigarettes and other ... to amend an ordinance passed in October that bans smoking on city property. ... the ban for tobacco products, but they balked when it came to banning the use of ...

Westchester Considers Banning E-Cigarettes Indoors
The Daily Voice - March 11, 2015

Westchester County is considering a ban on using e-cigarettes indoors. …

Ken Braun: From super-sizes to e-cigarettes, health puritans are ...
MLive.com - March 11, 2015

Second hand e-cig "smoke" is no more harmful than the bacteria-infested hot air ... Snyder vetoed a reasonable 2014 bill that would ban e-cig sales to minors.

Michigan e-cigarette firm stakes its future on 'vaping'
MLive.com - March 11, 2015

West Michigan-based Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG) is hoping to gain a foothold in the growing global market for electronic cigarettes.

Medical marijuana dispensaries, homeless rights, e-cigarette bans ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - March 11, 2015

NO SMOKING - Minors under age 21 wouldn't be allowed to smoke traditional ... and electronic cigarettes would be banned in condominiums and on public ... A proposal passed by the House would ban electronic cigarettes everywhere that ...

Students face tougher text policy
KeysNews.com (registration) - March 11, 2015

Florida Keys students face more restrictions when it comes to tapping on ... vaporizers and "any other substitute forms of cigarettes...or other smoking devices."…

Breckenridge tightens public smoking rules, includes e-cigarettes
The Denver Post - March 11, 2015

A variety of batteries and atomizers for e-cigarettes are on display. Breckenridge has prohibited e-cigarettes where public smoking is banned. (Denver Post file).

Council looks at smoke shop operations
Hanford Sentinel - March 11, 2015

There is also a question regarding the long-term health impact of e-cigarettes. The moratorium will be followed by a public hearing where the council has the ..

Supervisors Ban E-Cigarettes In Placer County Buildings And Vehicles
CBS Local - March 10, 2015

He believes E-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to smoking. "They see it ... The county now joins 75 other counties and cities placing bans on E-cigarettes.

County to address e-cigs in policy
Denton Record Chronicle - March 10, 2015

Denton County commissioners will take another week to decide how vaping and e-cigarettes relate to the county's smoking policy. Human resources director ...

Utah legislators pass regulation on e-cigarettes, ban on tattoos for ...
KSL.com - March 10, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY - A fix to the Count My Vote compromise, the regulation of e-cigarettes and a ban on tattoos for minors under 14 - these are just a few of the ...

Exploding E-Cig was like a Bullet
FOX 11 Los Angeles - March 10, 2015

In the last month, three e-cigarette smokers in Southern California have been stunned when their vapor cigarettes blew up. Some think the problem may have ...

Santa Ana-based Propaganda E-Liquid Celebrates 1-Year ...
Business Wire (press release) - March 10, 2015

Propaganda creates and distributes flavored liquids for e-cigarettes to nearly 500 ... e-cigarette convention (they'll travel next to Vape Summit 2015 in Las Vegas in ... multiple marketing materials: posters, full-page flavor menus, POP displays, ...

Committee to hear bill regulating e-cigarettes
KTUU.com - March 10, 2015

A state House committee is scheduled to take testimony on a bill that would ban the smoking of electronic cigarettes in places where smoking currently is ...

Tuscaloosa County Schools ban electronic cigarettes
AL.com - March 10, 2015

All electronic cigarettes and medically non-prescribed vaporizers are now banned at Tuscaloosa County Schools. The Board of Education ratified the changes to ...

E-cigarette lodges into ceiling after exploding in Calif. man's hands
WPVI-TV - March 10, 2015

A Santa Ana man was smoking an e-cigarette in his bedroom, when the device exploded in his hands and lodged in the ceiling on Monday, March 9, 2015.

Vapor Hub International Opening New Luxurious Vaping Lounge in ...
CNNMoney - March 10, 2015

"If you drive through any size town or city in America today you will see establishments advertising themselves as locations to enjoy e-cigarettes and vaping.

NACA students hope to ban cigarette smoking in Flagstaff parks
Navajo-Hopi Observer - March 10, 2015

If some high school students with a Native American for Community Action (NACA) youth program have their way, Flagstaff parks could be tobacco free, which ...

For man vaping on Metro, only etiquette laws were broken
The Washington Post - March 10, 2015

D.C. transit riders: Definitely don't smoke marijuana out of any device on the Metro. Don't smoke cigarettes. And smoking an e-cigarette on the Metro is bad etiquette, but, well, it won't land you behind bars.

LETTERS: Second Amendment a real life-saver
Las Vegas Review-Journal - March 10, 2015

The editorial concerning e-cigarettes was completely misleading and certainly not ... e-cigarette use, including control over indoor use, regulating advertising to ...

Counties consider banning indoor e-cigarette use
The Journal News | LoHud.com - March 10, 2015

Doyen dabbles in e-cigarettes, she said, although she still prefers tobacco. ... and that allowing e-cigarettes indoors sends mixed messages as lawmakers look ...

City set to ban e-cigarettes
Asheville Citizen-Times - March 10, 2015

ASHEVILLE - The city is set to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on buses and in city facilities, including parks and the U.S. Cellular Center.

County adopts ban on e-cig sales to minors
Portland Tribune - March 10, 2015

And vaping won't be allowed in workplaces where smoking is prohibited. "My primary concern is protecting kids from exposure to these products,'' Chairwoman ...

House passes bill to regulate e-cigarettes
Salt Lake Tribune - March 9, 2015

Businesses would have to get a license to sell electronic cigarettes and new labeling requirements would be imposed on the nicotine liquid vaporized in the ...

News Briefs: March 6 to 12, 2015
South Charlotte Weekly - March 9, 2015

... parks - will be declared "tobacco-free," per a Mecklenburg County ordinance. "Smoke-free" is defined as "no smoking or combustible products, such as ...

ABSS makes it official, E-cigarettes banned
Burlington Times News - March 9, 2015

They are sometimes seen as a way to quit smoking, though it is far from clear how effective and safe they are. E-cigarettes do not seem to be a big problem in ...

Washtenaw Looks to Add E-Cigarettes to Indoor Smoking Ban
WDET - March 9, 2015

Washtenaw County is holding a public hearing next week to listen to residents about whether e-cigarettes should be added to an indoor smoking ban. Sharon.

Electronic cigarette bill moves forward
WTHI - March 9, 2015

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Selling electronic cigarettes or e-cigs, and e-liquids is a very common thing for Grant Ford. He says more and more people are ...

E-cigarettes: Some communities ban them, but others are less ...
TCPalm - March 9, 2015

E-cigarettes: Some communities ban them, but others are less willing to act. Nicole Rodriguez. 2:58 PM, Mar 9, 2015. 5 hours ago. shaping our future. "It helped ...

E-cigarettes, tobacco cessation, and the role of HCPs
ModernMedicine - March 9, 2015

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are novel products that are changing the landscape of nicotine addiction. Also known as electronic nicotine delivery system, ...

E-cigs get latitude on ads - which troubles some
Philly.com - March 9, 2015

The commercial shows a leggy, high-heeled blonde blowing Flavor Vapes e-cigarette vapor into a baby carriage as the words SAVE HUMANITY materialize in the mist. The punch line appears in her next exhalation: START VAPING.

No e-cigs at clinics
Coos Bay World - March 9, 2015

The North Bend Medical Center in Coos and Curry counties will launch new tobacco restrictions beginning May 1. The new policies will prohibit cigarettes and all other smoking products, including e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery products, from being used on properties owned and operated by North Bend Medical Center.

Five steps on the path to a nanny state?
Washington Post - March 9, 2015

E-cigarette ban: Also this month, the council unanimously approved a bill sponsored by Nancy Floreen (D-At Large) that forbids the use of electronic cigarettes any place where conventional tobacco smoking is not allowed. It is the first such ban passed in the Washington area. ...

Liquid nicotine needs stricter regulation, state says
Indiana Daily Student - March 9, 2015

A pair of identical bills, Senate Bill 539 and House Bill 1432, have been introduced to the Indiana General Assembly this legislative session that will add a number of regulations to the e-cigarette industry, specifically focusing on the production and distribution of e-liquids. ...

Sulphur Council to introduce wider smoking prohibition ordinance
Sulphur Southwest Daily News - March 8, 2015

The Sulphur City Council is expected to introduce - at its meeting Monday, March 9 - an ordinance to replace the citys existing Smoke Free Air ordinance with one that prohibits smoking on a much larger scale throughout the city. The proposed ordinance includes exhaling, burning or carrying any heated cigar, cigarette pipe or other heated tobacco or plant product intended for inhalation as well as e-cigarettes which create a vapor in any manner in its definition of smoking.

Pros: Ecigs and Hookah Pens
The Roundup News - March 8, 2015

Smoking tobacco is a bad influence on people, especially when they start at a young age. Tobacco can cause so many issues all over your body. It can start damage in areas such as the heart, lung, vision, blood cells and so on. Its disturbing to see young people smoking because tobacco is effecting in many different ways.

Sarah Milov / FDA should do its job, regulate an addictive poison
Press of Atlantic City - March 8, 2015

In 2014, the Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year was "vape." The FDA should take a hint from the OED and write its own definition of e-cigarettes - a ...

Amy Ridenour / E-cigarettes could save lives
Press of Atlantic City - March 8, 2015

People could replace their tobacco cigarettes with e-cigarettes; switch out smoke and carcinogens with water vapor and the horrible smell with no smell at all - or ...

Merkley Meets with FDA Leader and Urges Action on Tobacco Regulation
PoliticalNews.me (press release) - March 8, 2015

Washington, DC Senator Jeff Merkley, joined by Senators Blumenthal (D-CT) and Markey (D-MA), met with the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products to urge the agency to finalize its plan for regulating tobacco products. During todays meeting, Senator Merkley also asked for the FDA to strengthen the proposed rules to address flavorings and marketing clearly designed to attract children and to mandate child-proof packaging of liquid nicotine.

CSP Tobacco: A Vaping 101 Glossary
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet) - March, 2015

Is it a product used by consumers to get their nicotine f x via vaporization (vs. combustion)? Then its part of the e-vapor category. Also Goes By: Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) ...

Industry is smoking mad over proposed e-cig tax in Ohio
Crain's Cleveland Business - March 8, 2015

It's not the oil and gas severance tax or even the proposed increase in the state sales tax that has her concerned, though. It's a proposed new tax on e-cigarettes ...

County plans review of e-cigarette loopholes
Olean Times Herald - March 8, 2015

Cattaraugus County was in the forefront when it came to regulating electronic cigarettes. The Cattaraugus County Legislature passed a local law regulating the use of e-cigarettes, or e-cigs, in 2011. It prohibited the sale of e-cigs to those under age 18 and prohibited their use in the same areas where tobacco smoking was banned. Now, thanks to a new state law, the use of e-cigs is prohibited in public places statewide, just as smoking tobacco is banned. However, Cattaraugus County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kevin Watkins sees a few possible loopholes in the local law on electronic cigarettes …

Legislators to consider several education initiatives
Austin Herald - March 8, 2015

... Making e-cigarettes fully part of the states Clean Indoor Air Act. Both Poppe and Sparks say lawmakers will look to cities and municipalities to pass e-cigarette ordinances on their own. ...

Public hearing set for county-wide indoor e-cigarette ban
MLive.com - March 8, 2015

Washtenaw County residents will get a chance to share their feelings on a proposal to add e-cigarettes to the county's indoor smoking ban. The board of commissioners has set a public hearing for March 18 after passing a resolution out of the Ways and Means Committee that would add all electronic smoking devices to the existing regulation.

Quick Takes: Newly Proposed Legislation in California
The UCSD Guardian Online - March 8, 2015

SB 151 and SB 140 Are Well-Intentioned, But Will Backfire on Lawmakers As the war wages on against tobacco products and their negative health consequences, California is attempting to pass two new state senate bills regarding cigarette/e-cigarette consumption. One of the bills, SB 140, bans the use of e-cigarettes in public areas. The other, SB 151 makes it illegal to sell cigarettes to anyone below age 21. Although stopping the perpetuation of cigarette use among young people is important, these bills may do more harm than good.

Vaping in Placer County buildings could be banned
Auburn Journal - March 8, 2015

Placer County is moving toward banning vaping with electronic cigarettes in its buildings. The decision on vaping could come Tuesday, when the Board of Supervisors hears a staff report and request to designate county-owned or leased buildings as well as Placer County vehicles as off-limits to e-cigarette use.

Online gambling, e-cigarette issues revisited in Dixon
TheReporter.Com - March 7, 2015

Emergency bans on online gambling and electronic cigarettes may have been voted down in Dixon, but the subject matter is far from dead.

A little bit of courtesy goes a long way
San Luis Obispo Tribune - March 7, 2015

I don't doubt that electronic cigarettes are a lesser evil than the real thing, but that's not a good enough reason to allow users to vape in public places. I also don't ...

HEMET: Council likely to ban smoking in parks
Press-Enterprise - March 7, 2015

Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, would be banned in Hemet parks under an ordinance the City Council is expected to approve Tuesday.

EDITORIAL: Our view: Clear the air over e-cigarettes
Muncie Star-Press - March 7, 2015

Vaping among teens is the newest fad to come down the pipeline, and one that carries a potential health risk that state and federal policymakers are only now beginning to address.

Springfield officials amend smoking policy
Akron Leader Publications - March 6, 2015

Springfield officials are snuffing out the increasing use of electronic cigarettes, at least on township property. At the Feb. 26 meeting, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to amend a township policy manual to prohibit the use of the battery-operated inhalers, also known as electronic cigarettes, that simulate cigarette smoking on and around township property and in township vehicles.

D.C. Council eyeing ban on e-cigarette sales to minors
Washington Business Journal - March 6, 2015

The D.C. Council is considering a measure that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under age 18.

Blowing smoke: Restrictions on e-cigarettes are long overdue
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - March 6, 2015

Four years ago, the Food and Drug Administration said it would begin regulating electronic cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that emit inhalable vapors. Eleven months ago, the FDA proposed its regulations. Yet, for enactment, the nation still waits. Pennsylvania waits, too, for a long-overdue law that would prohibit e-cigarette retailers from selling to teens. Incredibly, the commonwealth is among 10 states that still allow sales to minors. A bill introduced last year withered in committee; a new one was introduced in February. Its time for the FDA and Pennsylvania lawmakers to stop blowing smoke and act.

E-cigarette restrictions in BC to be introduced in spring
CBC.ca - March 6, 2015

E-cigarettes are to be restricted in British Columbia with legislation designed to stem their use among young people, the government announced Thursday.

BC to restrict use and sale of e-cigarettes
Vancouver Sun - March 6, 2015

Using an e-cigarette, called vaping, will be forbidden inside all public ... though e-cigarettes could have a legitimate use to reduce addiction and cut tobacco usage. ... as Ontario and Nova Scotia, have already moved to restrict sales to minors.

March: A Public Workshop Electronic Cigarettes and the Public Health: Second Public Workshop
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) March 6, 2015

March 9 and March 10, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of this workshop is to gather scientific information and stimulate discussion among scientists about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). This is the second in a series of three workshops intended to obtain information on e-cigarettes and the public health.

Fear leading to bans on vaping products could kill smokers
Nolan Chart LLC - March 6, 2015

They argue that e-cigarettes can act as a gateway to traditional cigarettes, particularly among young people. This fear is an emotional argument repeated ...

The Unadvertised Health Risks of E-Cigarettes
Huffington Post Canada - March 6, 2015

In just a few short years, e-cigarettes have grown from an obscure, mostly unknown product into a booming industry across North America. While retail sales ...

Smoking Hoodies: Smoke 'Em If You Wear 'Em
Technabob (blog) - March 6, 2015

If you want to smoke your clothing, try VapRwear which has a vape pen screwed onto one of the drawstrings, or the Hood Horkerz, which has one drawstring that ...

Pro&Con: FDA should do its job; 16 million US kids are inhaling ...
SouthCoastToday.com - March 6, 2015

E-cigarettes have created a market that abounds in unproven health claims; a market in which more than 16 million children can legally by e-cigs and administer ...

Pro&Con: If bureaucratic buttinskies back off, e-cigs can help smokers quit
SouthCoastToday.com - March 6, 2015

In this April 2014 file photo, Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago. Some schools are taking stricter measures to keep e-cigarettes out ...

Marion Tables Nicotine-Free Parks Proposal [VIDEO]
KGAN TV - March 6, 2015

The proposed ordinance would ban the use of any type of nicotine, including e-cigarettes, in the city's public parks. The council held a first public hearing on the ...

Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine
Sioux City Journal - March 6, 2015

Terry Branstad signed 11 bills into law Friday, including a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine products to ...

New tobacco regulations to be considered
Wicked Local Winchester - March 6, 2015

If the Winchester Board of Public Health has its way, it will soon be nearly impossible to buy any sort of tobacco products in town. The board is holding a public hearing on March 9 to gauge residents' thoughts on potential new town tobacco regulations that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and flavored e-cigarettes. We would like to get tobacco and [similar] non-tobacco products like e-cigarettes on the same level, said Jennifer Murphy, director of the Winchester Health Department.

Indiana passes e-cig regs, but stops short of vaping ban
R Street - March 6, 2015

The State of Indiana is moving to regulate e-cigarettes and the liquids used for vaping. The Indiana House and Senate both have passed legislation that would ban sales of the liquids to those under 18, require child-proof caps on containers, and require manufacturing safety standards. However, Indiana does not appear to be moving toward adding e-cigarettes to Indianas smoking ban as the state attorney general wanted.

State Lawmakers Endorse Regulations On Electronic Cigarettes
WBIW.com - March 6, 2015

(INDIANAPOLIS) - State lawmakers are endorsing a bill that would create new regulations for the production of electronic cigarettes. The Senate Public Policy ...

Vaping Legislation Will Not Include E-Cigarette Regulations
Indiana Public Media - March 5, 2015

Both of Zoeller's recommendations imposing an excise tax on e-cigs and including e-cigs in the statewide smoking ban were waved away by House and ...

Montana Senate Votes To Ban E-Cigarettes For Minors
MTPR - March 5, 2015

The Montana Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill to prohibit minors to buy or possess electronic cigarettes.

Multnomah County to restrict use of inhalant devices
Portland Tribune - March 5, 2015

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance on Thursday morning that essentially aligns regulation for "vapes" and electronic cigarettes with that of traditional cigarettes but did not include an exemption allowing sampling in vape shops, as many had asked for. The ordinance restricts minor access to the inhalant devices as well as restricts use within shops that sell the devices and accompanying nicotine liquid.

Pro Vaping Group Spokesman Calls Oregon Bill A Frankenstein Bill
myCentralOregon.com - March 5, 2015

A spokesman for a non-profit pro vaping group is fighting the bill that just passed in the house that outlaws e-cigarettes to minors. Gregory Conley with the American Vaping Association tells KBNW News that people will still use e-cigarettes, theyll just go elsewhere instead of Oregon

Letters: E-Cigarettes Are an Improvement for Tobacco Smokers
Wall Street Journal - March 5, 2015

... from the conversation is the collateral damage done by smoking cigarettes. ... first-, second- and third-hand smoke was significant enough to warrant my group ...

NYSSA Rallies Against Legislation to Tax E-Cigarettes
CSPnet.com - March 4, 2015

NEW YORK -- New Yorkers for Smarter Smoking Alternatives (NYSSA)--a coalition of ... proposal to tax electronic cigarettes and ban their use in indoor spaces.

Largo passes e-cigarette ordinance
Tampa Bay Newspapers - March 4, 2015

LARGO - Residents won't be able to smoke e-cigarettes inside the Largo Public ... or VISTA - opposes any measure that restricts "vaping" or e-cigarettes other ...

SLO council backs e-cigarette ban
Cal Coast News - March 4, 2015

On a 5-0 vote, the council passed the first reading of an ordinance that calls for extending the city's existing smoking ban to the use of e-cigarettes. The proposal ...

Clearing the smoke around teen e-cigarette use
The Courier-Journal - March 4, 2015

"A lot of youth high schoolers that I talk to, say, 'I'm not smoking cigarettes; I'm just ... taxing the products and including e-cigarettes in the state's smoking ban.

E-Cigarettes: The Safer Alternative?
JD Supra (press release) - March 4, 2015

E-cigarettes are marketed as a "safer alternative" to regular tobacco ... by e-cigarettes, which use powerful lithium ion batteries, and off-market sales of cheap, ... in the past year where it was revealed that an e-cigarette device and charger were ... pharmacies and smoke shops and on the Internet contribute to

Are e-Cigs Safer ?
Laboratory Equipment - March 4, 2015

Electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity in recent months. People have turned to "vaping" as an alternative to puffing on the real thing. But is that vapor ...

DaVinci's Virgin Airlines ads takes vaping to the mainstream
SFGate (blog) - March 4, 2015

In the era of E-cigarettes and wax dabbing, vaporizers have now burst to the mainstream, even to the point that "vape" was named 2014?s word of the year.

Anti-Smoking Group Fuming Over Proposed Tax On E-Cigs
90.5 WESA - March 4, 2015

Anti-Smoking Group Fuming Over Proposed Tax On E-Cigs. By Kevin Gavin o ago. ShareTwitter Facebook Google Email. Gov. Wolf is proposing a 40 percent ...

Editorial: Ban on e-cig sales to minors is wise
Albany Democrat Herald - March 4, 2015

The Oregon House on Monday overwhelmingly passed a measure to ban the ... tools to help people quit smoking, although there is some dispute on that point.

Steve Duin: A vaper-free workplace in Multnomah County?
OregonLive.com - March 3, 2015

The Multnomah County commissioners agree, and they have an uncompromising solution: They will vote Thursday to ban vaping anywhere in the county where ...

Zoeller to lawmakers: Pay attention to health risks of e-cigarettes
Indianapolis Business Journal - March 3, 2015

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has told lawmakers he wants them to put more emphasis on health issues as they consider regulations for e-cigarettes.

State should follow city, county lead in regulating use of electronic ...
Buffalo News - March 3, 2015

A pat on the back for the City of Buffalo and Erie County for joining communities across the nation in placing electronic cigarettes under the same regulations as ...

St. Charles businesses could ban e-cigarettes
KSDK - March 3, 2015

ST. CHARLES, MO - The city of St. Charles is taking on e-cigarettes. Some bars and restaurants already ban smoking, and now customers could be banned from ...

Does Gov. Jay Inslee want to keep people smoking cigarettes?
MyNorthwest.com - March 3, 2015

"Inslee has proposed a 95 percent excise tax on e-cigarettes and vaping products - the same tax rate now applied to conventional cigarettes." It's just the kind ...

Into the (vape) mist
Frederick News Post - March 3, 2015

They deliver a smoking experience to users ("vapers") via a battery-operated ... Some countries and many cities around the world have banned them, period.

E-Cigarettes: A Smoking Gun?
Santa Barbara Independent - March 3, 2015

The liquid substance that gets aerosolized is typically flavored and can have additives ... Since e-cigarette products are unregulated, ingredient labeling can be ... the National Youth Tobacco Survey found that teenagers who used e-cigarettes ..

Rutgers researchers investigate e-cigarette policy perceptions
RU Daily Targum - March 3, 2015

"If we could have included non-smokers, I would have asked them the same questions regarding their e-cigarette policy attitudes so that we could compare the ...

Study Points Towards E-Cigarette Regulation Flaws
Diabetes Insider - March 3, 2015

In response to a new study that shows teenagers can easily purchase and obtain electronic cigarettes on the internet, Phil Daman-the president of the ...

Study Reveals E-Cigarette Industry Still Needs Deeper Regulation
Pioneer News - March 3, 2015

Right now 41 states have banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors-following traditional tobacco product regulation-but there is no federal law in place. Still ...

Oregon House votes to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors
Ontario Argus Observer - March 3, 2015

Supporters of the alternative smoking device say completely banning the product in public spaces could negate the incentive to even try e-cigarettes, which they ...

Approve state vaping ban
The Register- Guard - March 3, 2015

Phil Barnhart, D-Eugene, also bans e-cigarette sales to minors. ... e-cigarettes have surpassed traditional cigarettes as the most popular smoking devices among ...

E-cig showdown: Protesters want to vape inside vape shops
KATU - March 3, 2015

"We hire them for their knowledge of the vaping industry. The customers that come into vape shops are either vapers or smokers. Nobody else goes into a vape ...

Pooler Council delays vapor shop ruling
Savannah Morning News - March 3, 2015

16 to request that members amend the city's new smoking ordinance. As currently written, the ordinance prohibits smoking or the use of electronic cigarettes ...

Oakton Community College goes smoke free starting July 1
The Bugle - March 3, 2015

Smoking has been banned inside of college buildings and will now be prohibited ... The smoking ban includes cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes and pipes, ...

LETTERS: Health district in fog on e-cigarette tax
Las Vegas Review-Journal - March 3, 2015

Regarding the Southern Nevada Health District's support for taxing e-cigarettes, ("Regulation of vaping supported," Feb. 19 Review-Journal), I smoked cigarettes ...

SLO may tack e-cigarettes onto smoking ban
Cal Coast News - March 3, 2015

Smoking is banned in most public places in San Luis Obispo, although ... California have already adopted e-cigarette bans, a San Luis Obispo staff report states.

E-cigs banned in Park City public spaces
KAKE - March 3, 2015

Now Park City is joining the other communities with bans. ... The council voted to apply the same ban the state has on smoking in public places to e-cigs with ...

Montgomery County Council passes bill banning the use of ...
The Tribune - March 3, 2015

... bill that will extend the ban on smoking in public places to electronic cigarettes. ... If the bill becomes law, smoking e-cigars, e-hookahs, e-pipes and vape pens would also be illegal in the same places where smoking traditional cigarettes is banned. The bill also bans retail outlets from selling certain liquid nicotine or liquid ...

Council can't pass e-cig ban on first try; Policy will likely get ...
Austin Herald - March 3, 2015

Council members passed a one-year moratorium last April banning the use of ... E-cigarette proponents say e-cigarettes have helped people quit smoking, ...

Pomona gives final approval to ordinance banning smoking in parks
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - March 2, 2015

POMONA >> City Council members gave final approval Monday night to an ordinance that prohibits smoking in the city's public parks. Council members, which ...

Healdsburg extends moratorium on e-cigarette lounges
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - March 2, 2015

"I think the effects of e-cigarettes are not known. That's why we want to take that precautionary measure until the research comes in," Mayor Shaun McCaffery ...

COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes may not be as safe as you think
Shelton Herald - March 2, 2015

This device appears to be a cigarette, but you notice there is no smoke being ... New York and Los Angeles have also banned e-cigarettes in certain locations. ... such as those reported by the NEJM, should challenge towns to ban e-cigarettes in all .... Lastly, the author of the above commentary indicates that banning of ...

Study finds teens can buy E-Cigs online with 93% success despite ...
World Tech Today - March 2, 2015

NORTH CAROLINA - Of a truth, there is no federal regulation in place banning minors from purchasing E-cigarettes in the United States, but 41 prohibit the ...

E-cigarettes would be regulated like tobacco under new bill
Las Vegas Review-Journal - March 2, 2015

CARSON CITY - Use of electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine would be regulated the same as tobacco under a bill introduced in the Nevada Senate on ..

Nev. Senate Pushes Bill To Curb E-Cigarette Use In Public
Law360 - March 2, 2015

Law360, New York (March 02, 2015, 7:34 PM ET) -- A Nevada Senate committee on Monday introduced a bill to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in certain ...

Top Oscar Nominees Get $250 Marijuana Vape In Prestigious Gift Bag
MainSt - February 23, 2015

NEW YORK (MainStreet) - In another sign that marijuana has gone main stream, this year's top Oscar nominated actors, actresses and directors all went home with more than just greater industry recognition last night. They also brought with them, accompanied by an Oscar or not, a marijuana vaporizer currently listed at retail price of $250. ... The Haze Vaporizer, as described by Jason Azurmendi, the marketing manager for Haze Technologies, "is the first portable vaporizer with dual chambers, allowing the user to vape two different materials -- dried herbs, concentrates, and oils -- interchangeably, all by the switch of a button. " ....



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