Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic Cigarettes are NOT a safe alternative!

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

Read our fact sheet on e-cigarette aerosol.








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








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.

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MU Health Care goes nicotine-free
Columbia Business Times - November 25, 2014

... chewing tobacco, snuff, clove cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and similar products. In 2006, all MU Health Care facilities went tobacco-free inside and out.

Guest column: Gov. Snyder should sign common sense e-cigarette ...
MLive.com - November 25, 2014

If e-cigarettes aren't classified as tobacco, their argument goes, it will make it tougher to ... Michigan health director stands by other plan to ban sales to minors.

Health advocates ask mayor to veto council's vaping bill
Baltimore Sun - November 25, 2014

Public health advocates on Tuesday called on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to veto the City Council's ban on the use of e-cigarettes inside most businesses, ...

Health commissioner: E-cigarette bill isn't perfect but is a step forward
Baltimore Sun - November 25, 2014

Recent legislation regulating the use of electronic smoking devices passed by the ... amendments which provide that e-cigarette use will be permitted in casinos ...

E-Cigarette Bill Could Weaken Smoke-Free Law
WJZ 13 (Baltimore, MD) - November 25, 2014

Baltimore City is on the fence with whether the use of e-cigarettes should be allowed in public places. As Pat Warren reports, city council passed the bill under protest from a certain organization. The American Cancer Society wants the mayor to veto the

Opinion: Gambling on Baltimore's e-cigarette bill is bad for health and business
Baltimore (MD) Business Journal - November 25, 2014

It is hard to understand the rationale of the Baltimore City Council in passing a law that prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in all workplaces but carves out an exception for restaurants, bars and casinos. This action not only seems to contradict ...

Vape Poll: Are you annoyed by the now-ubiquitous vape pens and e ...
The Cannabist - November 25, 2014

But are you annoyed by the now-ubiquitous nature of vape pens, e-cigs and the vapor they produce? Yes! Get them out of my face. Not sure. I don't see them ...

Proposed limits on e-cigarettes welcomed
Waterloo Record - November 25, 2014

WATERLOO The province's plan to clamp down on the use of electronic cigarettes to protect youth pleases some in the region but not everyone. "We don't want it to become something

Ontario Takes New Action to Reduce Smoking and Obesity Rates
Exchange Morning Post (press release) - November 25, 2014

Ban the sale of e-cigarettes in certain places where the sale of tobacco is ... tobacco products, with a delayed implementation date for menthol-flavoured tobacco ...

Ontario's fear-based decision making
National Post - November 25, 2014

The bill would protect youth from tobacco products and e-cigarettes, and to ... It is true that the number of teens who had used an electronic cigarette within the ...

A place for e-cigarettes indoors?
The Weal - November 25, 2014

E-cigarette manufacturers claim that vaporizing nicotine is a cleaner and safer ... to join Alberta in banning flavoured tobacco products, including menthol.

Patients on oxygen therapy risk fire injury from 'vaping': Health Canada
CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - November 25, 2014

Electronic cigarettes include heating elements and a power source that may be charged from a USB port or a separate battery charger. These sources of heat ...

E-cigarette 'lure' fears might be unfounded
BBC News - November 25, 2014

The concern electronic cigarettes are a gateway to smoking might be unfounded, the first official UK figures suggest. Data from the Office for National Statistics ...

Think you're safe from fires by smoking an e-cigarette? Think again
PropertyCasualty360 - November 25, 2014

Electronic cigarettesalso called personal vaporizers or electronic nicotine delivery systemsare perceived by many smokers as a safer alternative. But according to a recent report from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), e-cigarettes come with their own unique risks: namely, fires and explosions.

The tide is turning in favour of e-cigarettes
The Pharmaceutical Journal - November 25, 2014

The use of e-cigarettes to smokers is one way to help improve smokers' health because licensed products, such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), may not ...

County health department adopts e-cigarette regulations
Daily Herald - November 25, 2014

PROVO -- The Utah County Health Department approved a measure Monday to put restrictions on the manufacture and sales of the e-cigarette e-juice that individuals use in vaping, which uses battery-heated juice to create a vapor for an individual to inhale.

Madison City Council snuffs out e-cigarette use in city buildings and facilities
whnt.com - November 25, 2014

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) Madison City Council unanimously voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all city-owned buildings Monday. The move comes as the smoking alternatives popularity continues to grow.

St. Charles city committee backs updated massage parlor, tobacco rules
Suburban Life Publications - November 25, 2014

The tobacco-related ordinance includes regulations for selling alternative nicotine products such as e-cigarettes, accountability of the tobacco licensees where ...

Morning Notes
Bethesda Now - November 25, 2014

New County Bill Would Limit Use Of E-Cigarettes A bill sponsored by Councilmember Nancy Floreen would prohibit using an electronic cigarette anywhere a traditional cigarette is prohibited. It would also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes by those age 18 and younger and would require child-resistant packaging. The bill will be introduced on Tuesday. [Montgomery County Council]

Ulman looking forward as he leaves Howard County's top post
Baltimore Sun - November 25, 2014

Ulman's time on the council showed hints of the progressive politics he would later embrace as county executive. In 2006, he was instrumental in getting a controversial smoking ban in bars and restaurants approved in Howard before it became law statewide.

After Debate, Massachusetts Town Won't Ban All Sales of Tobacco
Daily Signal - November 25, 2014

The pharmacy is one of eight retailers in Westminster that sells tobacco products. ... first community in the country to prohibit the sale of tobacco and e-cigarette ...

Montgomery County Council's Latest Proposed Ban: E-Cigarettes in Public Spaces
BethesdaMagazine.com - November 24, 2014

The legislation would ban people from using e-cigarettes in public spaces and buildings where regular cigarettes are prohibited. The move would also prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using e-cigarettes and require child-resistant packaging for the products. The state currently prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18.

Olathe looks at e-cigarettes
The Olathenews - November 24, 2014

The Olathe City Council is considering adding electronic cigarettes to the citys smoking ban. At its meeting Tuesday evening, the council attempted to include e-cigarettes in the citys Indoor Clean Air Ordinance, meaning the devices would be prohibited from being used in public places.

Rules needed for sale of e-cigarettes
Rock Hill Herald - November 24, 2014

Adults should have the option of using e-cigarettes. But, like cigarettes, they shouldnt be sold to anyone under 18. In the absence of federal regulations governing the use of e-cigarettes, a number of states have banned them. But e-cigarettes are almost entirely unregulated in South Carolina, except in a few cities that have banned their use in public buildings. That should change. The Legislature needs to study this issue and enact sensible regulations that prevent the use of e-cigarettes by minors.

Vaping Industry in Tough Fight Over e-Cigarette Bans
Associations Now - November 24, 2014

With cities and states around the country considering how to regulate e-cigarettes, the American Vaping Association is making its case for the devices as a healthier alternative to tobacco products. But with momentum building for regulation, its an uphill fight.

Electronic Cigarette Industry Crosses $3.5 Billion Threshold
Diabetes Insider - November 24, 2014

Despite all the controversy, electronic cigarettes are a new craze and trend that seems poised to stay. Actually it has quickly become a billion dollar industry. And with that, of course, electronic cigarette manufacturers are looking for ways to diversify their product lines and attract more customers.

Wynne defends tougher rules for e-cigarettes, menthol and flavoured tobacco
580 CFRA Radio - November 24, 2014

Premier Kathleen Wynne defended her government's push to make it against the rules to light up an e-cigarette in the same places where regular smoking is prohibited. "I don't want to do anything that would start to re-normalize the idea that smoking in the workplace or smoking in a school or smoking anywhere in public places would be acceptable," she said on Monday.

Arizona e-cigarette tax could bring in $6M a year
AZFamily - November 24, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Legislature's budget analysts say a tax on electronic cigarettes could bring $6 million a year in new revenue into the state's coffers.

BMA calls on ASA to ban TV ad featuring woman 'smoking' e-cigarette
Marketing - November 24, 2014

Meanwhile, the BMA argued that the commercial directly contravenes regulations which state that marketing for e-cigarettes must be socially responsible and ...

Ontario bans campus tobacco sales
The Medium - November 24, 2014

As of January 1, colleges and universities in Ontario will no longer be able to sell tobacco on their campuses as a result of a move by the provincial government to adopt stricter regulations on smoking. The provinces Smoke-Free Ontario Act will also make it illegal to smoke on bar and restaurant patios, playgrounds, public sports fields, and other recreational areas

Ontario bans flavoured tobacco, cracks down on e-cigarettes
OurWindsor.ca - November 24, 2014

The Ontario government is banning all flavoured tobacco including menthol and vaporizing e-cigarettes for teenagers and curbing their use throughout the province. Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla on Monday unveiled sweeping legislation that would treat the unregulated electronic smokes like traditional cigarettes.

E-cigarette sale for minors ban called for by school councils
CBC.ca - November 24, 2014

... Labrador Federation of School Councils issued a statement on Monday, calling on the provincial government to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

C-K Board of Health concerned e-cigarettes not a good role model for youth
Chatham Daily News - November 24, 2014

If legislation becomes law, it will include such measures as banning the sale of ... Although e-cigarettes are less harmful that smoking regular tobacco, he is said ...

Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen
Baltimore Sun - November 24, 2014

Turning the clock back by allowing the use of e-cigarettes in public places could create a host of new problems encouraging new tobacco users, reversing ...

E-cigarettes seriously harm your PC and Computers around you
ITProPortal - November 24, 2014

Many e-cigarettes offer a USB charging option but a story on social news site Reddit suggests that this is a potential source of malware attack. An executive's PC ...

Malware can be spread from e-cigarettes to PCs: report
domain-B - November 24, 2014

E-cigarettes might be marketed as a better alternative for the health of smokers than normal cigarettes, but not for their computers as the gadgets had emerged the latest vector for malicious software, according to online reports, The Guardian reported

Blu eCigs hires Bompas & Parr
Event Magazine - November 24, 2014

The Blu eCigs chandelier, which is inspired by the blue light that shines from Blu's electronic cigarettes, will appear almost alive to guests as the sounds of ...

New Electronic Cigarette Patents Coming Soon: Caffeine Cigarettes
Capital OTC - November 24, 2014

Electronic cigarette manufacturers are trying to find new ways of improving one of the most popular inventions of recent years. The electronic cigarette industry is worth billions of dollars and it seems that it keeps increasing. There is a new word added in the dictionary after the e-cigarette and even though health officials opinions are divided, the alternative to real cigarettes seems to become more and more popular. Also, experts say that the scientific evidence that supports the safety of e-cigarettes is not that vast. According to studies, 64% of electronic cigarette inventions ...

Pay per puff? Billion-dollar e-cigarette craze sets off race to secure new patents
Financial Post - November 24, 2014

While proponents see e-cigarettes as important tools for harm reduction, critics fear the devices may instead fuel a new wave of nicotine addiction and cite a lack...

Editorial: Town Meeting should keep tobacco regulation bylaws
Wicked Local Lexington - November 24, 2014

The Lexington Board of Health wants to add Lexington to the growing number of Massachusetts communities that are raising the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. The board has changed the local regulations and once the Board of Health adopts those regulations they will contradict standing town bylaws. In addition to increasing the age at which it is legal to buy tobacco products, these new regulations would add e-cigarettes to the items under the controls ...

E-cigarettes poison children, need more regulation, Washington ...
OregonLive.com - November 24, 2014

TACOMA, Wash. State health officials say too many children in Washington are being poisoned by contact with the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes. Now, the state's poison center wants the Legislature to adopt standards for making liquid nicotine packages child-resistant, as well as subject to consistent labeling rules.

Nicotine from e-cigarettes poisoning more of our pets warn UK vets
Mirror.co.uk - November 24, 2014

There are now an estimated four million people in Britain who have turned to electronic cigarettes. White Cross Vets, in Walkden, Greater Manchester, also ...

Is vaping the same as smoking? [VIDEO]
CTV News - November 24, 2014

Ontario has re-ignited the debate over e-cigarettes. The province plans ... Electronic cigarettes don't contain tobacco. ... He agrees with banning sales to minors.

City of Madison officials look to ban e-cigarettes
WISC Madison - November 23, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - E-cigarettes are not currently part of the Madisons smoking ban but the city council is looking to change that. However, with little information to prove the potential effects of the vapors advocates say banning them would be premature.

Poison experts: Regulate e-cigarettes
The Columbian - November 23, 2014

He said that the problem with e-cigarette exposure in children doesn't often ... ban free samples, vending machine sales and sales to minors, among other rules.

Mantachie official unplug public e-cigarette use
KPVI News 6 - November 23, 2014

MANTACHIE, Miss. (AP) The town of Mantachie has banned e-cigarette and similar inhalers from public places. Under the new ordinance, public e-cigarette and vapor inhaler use is forbidden inside local businesses and in or around town property like city hall and the park. E-smokers must be at least 25 feet away from the entranceway of a business.

Gainesville Bans E-Cigs Wherever Smoking Is Prohibited [VIDEO]
WCJB - November 23, 2014

That plea fell on deaf ears and the city passed an ordinance that basically defines e-cigarettes as a combustible tobacco product. Instead Commissioner Lauren ...

NCTD considers banning e-cigarettes, alcohol
Seaside Courier - November 23, 2014

The North County Transit District is considering banning electronic cigarettes and alcoholic beverages from its facilities, buses and trains.

OPINION: Separate designated vaping area
La Voz Weekly - November 22, 2014

In recent years, smokers have found healthier alternatives to traditional cigarettes and nicotine. The most popular among them are e-cigarettes, also known as ... De Anza College has considered creating a separate area for those who use vaporizers as opposed to standard cigarettes

'Vape' Joins Pot Lingo as Oxford's Word of the Year
New York Times - November 22, 2014

The Henley Vaporium in SoHo, New York, is a recently opened venue and cafe for those who want gather to smoke e-cigarettes or buy e-cigarette accessories.

Healthy habits or burning freedoms?
Juneau Empire (subscription) - November 21, 2014

An event meant to deter smoking nationwide was met by student dissenters rallying against a ban on their right to smoke. As of October this year, 1,477 college campuses nationwide have become smoke-free, according to the Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative. Of this number, 975 schools also prohibit other tobacco-related products. E-cigarettes and vaping devices should be included in bans, said Reeves, who quit smoking 17 years ago. She said vapors from those devices contain harmful ...

Vapor smoking prohibited at library
Russellville Courier - November 21, 2014

Electronic smoking devices will no longer be allowed within 50 feet of any of the ... Court passed an ordinance banning the devices from all county buildings.

America Won the Battle against Smoking but Risks Losing the War
Governing - November 21, 2014

In Americas public health battle against smoking, no place has staked more capital on eradicating the habit than New York City. Under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the city led the nation in efforts to ban smoking in bars and restaurants before such measures swept the states. It takes a three-pronged approach to drive down the rate of smoking: funding of antismoking programs, regular tax increases on cigarettes and restrictions on where people can light up. In the first seven years following the major 1998 tobacco settlement between the states and tobacco companies -- a settlement that provided states with billions of dollars of additional resources to reduce tobacco use -- habitual smoking declined 11.4 percent as states ramped up on all fronts. Washington state Rep. Reuven Carlyle, the finance committee chairman who proposed the tax, says the conversation will start again next year. Were not going to fight the same tobacco fight from the 50s and 60s, he says. Its incredibly patronizing to science, he continues, to let lobbyists persuade legislators that until there is a detailed analysis of every negative effect of e-cigs relative to a cigarette, nothing should be done.

A brief history of the e-cigarette
OUPblog (blog) - November 21, 2014

Beginning in mid-2016, advertising for e-cigarettes would be banned in the 28 nations of the European Union, as it already is for ordinary tobacco products.

'Vape' Is The Word Of The Year. Here's Why That's A Bad Thing.
Yahoo Canada Shine On - November 21, 2014

As proof that e-cigarette use has reached mainstream audiences, the folks at Oxford Dictionary have just announced vape as its word of 2014. In case youre unfamiliar, the term means to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.

COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community
Northwest Asian Weekly - November 21, 2014

According to a recent issue of the journal Addiction, scientists reported risks to users and passive bystanders from electronic cigarettes are far less than those ...

Smoking e-cigs can considerably reduce tobacco cravings
ABP News - November 21, 2014

Washington: A new research has demonstrated that e-cigarettes successfully reduce cravings for tobacco cigarettes, with only minimal side effects. Researchers ...

The wider social acceptance of electronic cigarettes
My Fashion Life - November 21, 2014

... or vaporizer pens as an alternative solution to traditional smoking. ... Also without the risk of second hand smoke being inhaled, e-cigarettes can be used ...

'No smoking' signs now apply to e-cigarettes, commission rules
The Independent Florida Alligator - November 21, 2014

Three men puffed smoke from their glossy vape pens outside Gainesvilles city hall in defeat. The city commission passed an ordinance Thursday banning the use of electronic cigarettes where smoking is already prohibited.

Tobacco use down in Georgia [VIDEO]
FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com - November 21, 2014

The South Georgia Cancer coalition is working to get Terrell County to adopt the policies. The concern now is the popularity of e-cigarettes and Black-N-Milds.

Smoke Free Indy hosts meeting on e-cigarettes
WISH-TV - November 21, 2014

Attorney Ross Silverman said the makers can advertise e-cigarettes as a lifestyle product, as long as they don't claim the e-cigs will help someone quit smoking.

CRIME Univ. of Md. student kicks medicine ball at roommate in ERC ...
Diamondback Online - November 21, 2014

Fires from e-cigarettes are rare, Sactor said, but can occur when users overcharge the batteries or use untested brands. Fire officials reported the e-cigarette to ...

Hingham, Mass. Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 19
halfwheel.com - November 21, 2014

Board of Health voted to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes by one year, upping it from 18 to 19 years of age.

Letter: E-cigarettes aren't being pushed on kids
St. Cloud Times - November 21, 2014

In the Sunday Our View "E-Cigarettes must be kept away from minors" made several misleading statements. To the point of keeping e-cigs away from minors, ...

Legislators hear from health care community
Great Falls Tribune - November 21, 2014

Medicaid expansion, the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act and pre-K were hot topics for a community health care forum and legislative listening session hosted Thursday by the Alliance for a Healthy Montana in Great Falls. The Clean Indoor Air Act, part of which is currently being challenged in a court case, and regulation of e-cigarettes among minors was another topic. We have to ...

Williamson County program aims to help smokers quit [VIDEO]
KXAN.com - November 21, 2014

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) Cigarettes and the second hand smoke that comes with them are linked to cancer and respiratory disease. A free program extended through the end of the year can help smokers kick the habit. In February, county officials approved a ban on using electronic cigarettes on county property. Officials said the devices are not F.D.A. approved and they could…

Debate if E-Cigs are an Effective Way to Quit Smoking [VIDEO]
KXNet.com - November 20, 2014

"My younger brother told me to try an electronic cigarette. I was able ... Instead of smoke, Adult Personal Vapors or APVs use flavored vapor. "The only ... Nicotine is still a carcinogen but there are a thousand carcinogens in cigarettes. I get one. ... "Most of the ecigarette companies are owned by tobacco companies. They're ...

Great Falls College MSU Hosts Great American Smokeout
KFBB NewsChannel 5 - November 20, 2014

Some of our folks are still experimenting with electronic cigarettes hookahs and personal vaping devices. I want them to get the skinny from me on what's going ...

Rise of electronic cigarettes concerning
Lakefield Standard - November 20, 2014

According to the Minnesota Department of Healths 2014 Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey, the percent of high school students who smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days dropped from 18.1 percent in 2011 to 10.6 percent in 2014. This remarkable decrease in cigarette smoking the greatest ever recorded by the Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey follows substantial efforts to alter cigarette smoking, including the 2013 tobacco tax, bans on indoor smoking and tighter restrictions on youth access to tobacco products. Additionally, use of chewing tobacco and cigars declined in Minnesota during this same time period. While these survey findings are excellent, concern for electronic cigarette use is alarming.

Bloomington places restrictions on e-cigs, cigars
Minnesota Lawyer - November 20, 2014

The Bloomington City Council has passed a new ordinance that places stricter regulations on the use of electronic cigarettes and sale of cheap cigars. The council voted unanimously to ban e-cigarettes in most public places, as well as sampling in stores where the devices are sold. The council also moved to discourage the sale of individual cigars,

How BrooklineTown Meeting voted: Second night
Wicked Local Brookline - November 20, 2014

Article 11: Adding electronic cigarettes to the town's smoking bylaw, which would not allow anyone under the age of 21 to purchase them, and outlaw them at ...

Editorial | Going smoke-free
The Courier-Journal - November 20, 2014

Kentucky lawmakers may have stalled on adopting a smoke-free law statewide, but Gov. Steve Beshear has done the next best thing: using an executive order to make all state buildings tobacco-free, inside and out. About 5,000 smoke or use other tobacco products, such as snuff, chewing tobacco or e-cigarettes. (The order bans use of all of those products on state grounds).

Tobacco-free tailgate raises awareness
UK The Kentucky Kernel - November 20, 2014

Ickes passed out brochures that provided information about treatment plans and e-cigarettes. TFTA also helped sponsor the photo booth, Ickes said.

Kentucky state property goes tobacco-free
WHAS 11.com (subscription) - November 20, 2014

(AP) - Kentucky state property is going cold turkey on Great American Smokeout day, ending the use of all tobacco products and electronic cigarettes on ...

E-cigarettes: A good way to quit smoking? [VIDEO]
wwlp.com - November 20, 2014

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Thursday marks the Great American Smokeout. Its a nationwide effort encouraging people to quit smoking. Many smokers have been encouraged to take up e-cigarettes as a viable alternative. But leaders with Tobacco Free Allen County say its an unsafe option.

City bans e-cigarettes in places where regular smoking is forbidden
Gainesville Sun - November 20, 2014

The Gainesville City Commission officially approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in places where smoking is already forbidden on Thursday, ...

Australians Ban Ecigarettes From Public
Techsonian (press release) - November 20, 2014

International laws are many and varied when it comes to ecigarettes. They are a somewhat controversial new type of delivery method for nicotine to smokers who want to quit. The Australian state of queensland is planning to outlaw e-cigarette use in certain public places, just as they have already done for regular cigarettes. They also plan on banning the sales to children or advertising for these types of cigarettes.

Nova Scotia legislature wraps after several contentious bills
CBC.ca - November 21, 2014

Amendments to legislation were also passed that outlaw the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and prohibits the use of the devices in indoor public places, although ...

German federal court rules that liquids in e-cigarettes are not medicinal, can be sold freely
Minneapolis Star Tribune - November 21, 2014

BERLIN A German federal court has ruled that the liquids contained in e-cigarettes aren't medicinal products and can be sold freely.

On This Great American Smokeout: Let's Finish It
Huffington Post - November 20, 2014

Rates of nicotine consumption and tobacco use remain high in the United States, and it's no surprise that with the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes, "vape" has now entered one of the most respected lexicons of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary. As only our truth campaign could say it: "E-cigs are kinda like a guy in a van. He might have ice cream. Or he might kill you. We just don't know yet." Robin Koval

More smokers transitioning to e-cigarettes
Tucson News Now - November 20, 2014

In a national push to get people to quit smoking for good, hotline workers are hearing more people try to kick the habit by transitioning to e-cigarettes.

Are E-Cigarettes safer than cigarettes? [VIDEO]
Fox 28 - November 20, 2014

Today marks the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke Out. It's the day dedicated to helping people quit smoking. All over Michiana health officials are holding discussions about a new player in the cigarette industry: the E-Cigarette. Electronic cigarettes have been around for a while, but they've really gotten popular in the past year. Some people think they're more dangerous and parents are worried about kids getting their hands on them. Others say vape-ing is changing their lives.

Study: E-cigarettes reduce tobacco cravings, help people quit
The Columbian - November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON Vaping is having a moment. The Oxford Dictionaries recently named the term, which means "to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an ...

 

Oroville City Council rejects request to reclassify vapor-type ...
Oroville Mercury Register - November 19, 2014

Oroville >> While various jurisdictions are still debating the safety of vapor-type electronic cigarettes, the Oroville City Council took a stand Tuesday night to ...

City Commission to vote on e-cigarettes
The Independent Florida Alligator - November 19, 2014

Even though e-cigarettes do not produce smoke or smell, the City Commission will vote on an ordinance that forbids the use of e-cigarettes where smoking is ...

Cigarettes? Vapor? How about neither
Bonner County Daily Bee - November 19, 2014

There is a lot of information about nicotine patches and gum, prescription drugs and, more recently, electronic cigarettes. There are varied opinions about each ...

Crystal Lake votes to not further regulate e-cigarettes
The Herald-News - November 19, 2014

She had tried everything, but only electronic cigarettes, also known as ... However, whether e-cigarettes help people quit isn't the question before the City ...

Indiana attorney general viewpoint [sic]: E-cigarettes threaten youth in ...
The Herald Bulletin - November 19, 2014

That's more than the national average, and doesn't include Indiana youth who are now experimenting with e-cigarettes, Hooka pens and other new smoking ...

Council discusses manager for arts district
My Eastern Shore - November 19, 2014

She said the campaign includes the new electronic cigarettes, which are popular with youth. ...

Macalester students kick MPIRG off campus
MinnPost - November 19, 2014

Says Elizabeth Baier at MPR, "Olmsted County commissioners have voted unanimously to add e-cigarettes to the county's smoking ban. What that means: ...

Olmstead Co. expands smoking ban to e-cigarettes
Minnesota Public Radio News - November 19, 2014

What that means: E-cigarette use will be banned in restaurants, businesses, government buildings ... Beltrami and Houston counties have passed similar bans.

E-cigarettes: More harm than good?
Helena Independent Record - November 19, 2014

A colleague of mine recently attended a family gathering where a relative puffed away on an electronic cigarette. The relative assured everyone that she was ...

New laws could target e-cig businesses
KING5.com - November 19, 2014

While tobacco smokers claim e-cigarettes helped them quit smoking traditional ... Vaping supplies could be banned from school campuses or the state could ...

'Vape' may be word of the year, but is 2014 the year stoners tried too ...
The Guardian - November 19, 2014

Futuristic smoke sticks seem cool now, but will they last? ... in nightclubs and restaurants, and the legislature here in California was working on a ban last year.

5 Facts That Everyone Gets Wrong About Vaping
Gizmodo - November 19, 2014

... all of the various local ordinances popping up, have prompted me to action. .... I personally had quit smoking for two years before I started vaping, and I use ...

E-cigarettes significantly reduce tobacco cravings
Medical Xpress - November 19, 2014

Electronic cigarettes offer smokers a realistic way to kick their tobacco smoking addiction. In a new ... Nicotine e-cigs are currently banned in Belgium. In light of ...

E-cigarettes: The 5 most annoying things about vaping
Metro - November 19, 2014

The verb - defined as to 'inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device' - has more than doubled in use according to ...

Prince Rupert school board bans e-cigarettes
Prince Rupert Northern View - November 19, 2014

Electronic cigarettes have joined tobacco products on the list of forbidden items in the Prince Rupert School District. While the use of e-cigarettes wasn't ...

E-cigarettes 'could help save millions', MSPs told
The Scotsman - November 19, 2014

ELECTRONIC cigarettes could deliver a "huge potential public health prize" and potentially help save millions of lives, a tobacco expert told MSPs. Campaigners have expressed concerns about the use of e-cigarettes - which allow smokers to inhale nicotin

Electronic cigarettes discussed
Press Association - November 18, 2014

Experts have recommended a cautious approach in regulating their sale and marketing, which will maximise potential benefits to smokers and minimise potential harm.

Rise of electronic cigarettes, impact on public health
Oxford University Press Blog - November 18, 2014

Finally, in a political system where corporate interests have shown a growing capacity to manipulate the rules to achieve their goals, how can the public interest be best protected?...Allowing Big Tobacco to use e-cigarettes to write a new chapter in this

Health Risks Of Nicotine Cast Doubt On 'Safer' E-cigarettes
Science 2.0 - November 18, 2014

Nor are they harmless; even without the smoke, nicotine poses a number of ... in harm reduction, so Australia's ban on the sale and promotion of e-cigarettes is ...

E-cigarette ban not about health -- Russ Rataczak
Madison.com - November 18, 2014

The city of Baraboo has been trying to ban smoking in public parks. ... I'm not saying its healthy to smoke these but if the reason for banning cigarets is a health ... If it was about your health, healthy cigarets on the market would not be banned.

School district bans e-cigs
Gaffney Ledger (subscription) - November 18, 2014

Cherokee County School District is updating its tobacco policy to include a ban on a tobacco substitute called electronic cigarettes.

Minneapolis, Bloomington, Olmsted County take steps to protect a ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) - November 18, 2014

They now have an opportunity to uphold the integrity of that law, by including e-cigarettes in it." The Freedom to Breathe coalition is a group of Minnesota's ...

Motion to ban e-cigs in public spaces pushes forward
Minnesota Daily - November 18, 2014

Minneapolis is inching closer to banning electronic cigarettes from indoor ... said Flum-Straw, who turned to e-cigarettes after years of smoking two packs a day.

Gutfeld: You wouldn't ban surgery, why ban vaping?
Fox News - November 18, 2014

Baltimore councilman James Kraft wants to ban e-cigs like regular cigs, because there hasn't been any real studies on them. So we must now disprove his ...

Letter: Great American Smoke-Out a starting point
Ames Tribune - November 18, 2014

... enough to regulate e-cigarettes last year by eliminating the sale and possession of ... The number of U.S. youth who used electronic cigarettes, but have never smoked a ... Over the summer, NJOY, a leading e-cigarette company, expanded its product ... Choosing to quit using tobacco and e-cigarettes is a difficult decision, ...

Controversy over ecigarettes growing as use does
KCCI Des Moines - November 18, 2014

Controversy over ecigarettes growing as use does. ...

Boulder smoking ban moves forward, with e-cigarettes decision to ...
The Denver Post - November 18, 2014

The Boulder City Council unanimously approved two versions of a broad outdoor smoking ban Tuesday night, one that includes e-cigarettes and one that would ...

Reynolds returns to heat-not-burn technology
Winston-Salem Journal - November 18, 2014

Eclipse, came and went in a four-year period...On Monday, Reynolds' management team gave analysts and investors not only a revival date for heat-not-burn - Feb. 1 in a test market in Wisconsin - but also a new name - Revo - that they hope can fulfill its

Vape gathers linguistic steam to become Word of the Year 2014
The Guardian (uk) - November 18, 2014

Oxford Dictionaries settles on term for using e-cigarettes after the word's usage more than doubled in the last year. / There is now even a vaping lexicon, according to the publisher, with coinages include vape pen and vape shop, e-juice - the liquid which

Health risks of nicotine cast doubt on 'safer' e-cigarette
The Conversation AU - November 18, 2014

E-cigarettes should not be sold in Australia, as a therapy or a consumer product. ... If successful, this would allow media advertising for e-cigarettes similar to that ...

The rise of electronic cigarettes and their impact on public health
OUPblog (blog ) November 18, 2014

In the United Kingdom, the percent of current smokers had ever tried ... prohibit most sales in vending machines, mandate warning labels, and ban free samples.

Great American Smokeout Coming November 20, 2014
Pine Tree - November 18, 2014

Recent products such as electronic cigarettes pose new challenges in helping people quit tobacco. All major tobacco companies now make e-cigarettes, which ...

E-cigarettes safety review after fires
WebMD.Boots.com - November 18, 2014

18th November 2014 - Trading Standards officers have been asked to carry out a review of safety advice given to users of electronic cigarettes because of ...

BOULDER CITY COUNCIL MEETING: AGENDA, November 18, 2014 5:30 p.m.
City of Boulder, CO - November 18, 2014

H. Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only, Ordinance No. 8015 amending Chapter 6-4, B.R.C. 1981, adding a new section 6-4-3.5 "Smoking Prohibited in Public Places," including electronic smoking device...

Boulder considers whether outdoor smoking ban should include e-cigarettes
Boulder Daily Camera - November 18, 2014

Boulder City Council is considering two versions of a broad outdoor smoking ban, one that includes e-cigarettes and one that does not. The City Council holds a first reading and vote on the smoking ordinance Tuesday. The council could adopt one version ...

Berry College Goes Tobacco-free in 2015
WRGA Rome's Newstalk - November 18, 2014

All 27,000 acres of the world's largest college campus, Berry College, will become tobacco-free beginning Aug. 1, 2015. This policy will apply to all employees, ...

Vapor4Life gears up for the Great American Smokeout in Northbrook
Chicago Tribune - November 18, 2014

"We believe our vaping kits, e-liquids, disposable e-cigs and other products help people. Our vape products are a true alternative to tobacco and are the closest ...

Police expand compliance checks to include e-cig, vapor products
Ames Tribune - November 18, 2014

The new state law, which took effect July 1, regulates the sale of electronic cigarettes, a growing alternative to tobacco cigarettes, and the liquids used in them by ...

Health Department Seeking Youth Access Law Educators for ...
Southern Maryland News Net - November 18, 2014

Maryland law prohibits the sale of tobacco products, including tobacco paraphernalia and electronic nicotine devices (e-cigarettes), to anyone under the age of ...

Bloomington Passes Ordinance To Ban E-Cigs In Indoor Public ...
CBS Local - November 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - With the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes, many cities are taking action to ban the use of them in certain places. On Monday night ...

Marijuana use still prohibited on UO campus
Oregon Daily Emerald - November 18, 2014

Roll it up or load it, joints are one of the many methods of smoking marijuana. ... and use is prohibited on campus, according to the University Housing Contract, ...

Madison City Council proposes to add e-cigarettes to smoking ban
WKOW - November 18, 2014

Madison (WKOW)-- E-cigarettes and "vaping" have become popular alternatives to the traditional smoking of paper cigarettes. Manufacturers and users claim ...

Ordinances, MOU's and A Resolution For Buffalo City Council
Sheridan Media (press release) - November 18, 2014

... heads, the council will have third and final reading on the Ordinance banning the sale, use, or possession of E-cigarettes and other similar products to minors.

Kick The Butts
My Motherlode - November 18, 2014

One product adding to the problem is electronic cigarettes according to Calaveras' health officer, who cautions that is not quitting. "E-cigarettes promote nicotine ...

Paul Soglin, council members move to add e-cigarettes to Madison ...
Madison.com - November 17, 2014

Wisconsin's indoor smoking ban, which took effect in 2010, bans smoking in bars, ... Appleton, Eau Claire and Neenah banned the devices on city property, and ...

Logan Municipal Council to consider e-cigarette ban
The Herald Journal - November 17, 2014

However, the city's ordinance technically bans e-cigarettes already, Akina said. ... Hyrum's city council recently discussed banning tobacco products, including ... Council voted to ban the use of all tobacco products outside of designated smoking ... The state Legislature banned the use of hookahs and e-cigarettes in indoor ...

Minneapolis takes first step against e-cigarettes
Minnesota Public Radio News - November 17, 2014

... one step closer to banning e-cigarettes in places where smoking is prohibited. ... on Monday approved a measure that would ban use of e-cigarettes in indoor ...

Minneapolis council committee OKs tighter e-cigarette rules
Minneapolis Star Tribune - November 17, 2014

The city already bans the devices in city-owned facilities and vehicles. ... "If you choose to place this ban, you are deciding that despite quitting smoking over a year ... "Businesses that don't want [e-cigarette] use are reacting and banning use.

DeLauro wants bans on e-cig flavors, sales to minors
The Valley Gazette - November 17, 2014

... Margaret Hamburg to back a rule that would ban e-cigarette sales to minors. ... in e-cigs use but conveniently forgetting the equal drop of 3% in smoking.

Carter promises achievement gains
Cortez Journal - November 17, 2014

The board also revised its tobacco-free school policy to include electronic cigarettes. "They're vaping, baby," said board member Diane Fox, who also warned ...

What's your opinion? E-cigarettes are just another way to kill yourself
The Desert Sun - November 17, 2014

Schurgin says this year's smokeout carries added significance because of the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes. He points out a story in the USA Today ...

Surveys to influence possible on-campus smoking ban
The Vanguard - November 17, 2014

On Nov. 3 university students, faculty and staff began receiving invitations via email to participate in a survey meant to gauge support for possible changes to Souths campus tobacco/nicotine policy, which currently prohibits smoking inside, and within 25 feet of, any facilities owned or leased by the University. As noted in the survey, the University of South Alabama is considering replacing the current policy with one making all academic campuses 100 percent tobacco/nicotine free. Along with cigarettes, chewing tobacco and snuff, the new policy could potentially also include e-cigarettes ...

Chico-based e-cigarette shop owner wants Oroville City Council to ...
Oroville Mercury Register - November 17, 2014

Oroville >> Are electronic cigarettes or vaporizing devices tobacco products? Not according to Chico-based A&M Vapes owner Aaron Andrus, who wants the Oroville City Council to amend its tobacco ordinance by reclassifying his product. The council will consider the request at the regular meeting Tuesday night. Andrus gave a non-agendized presentation on his nicotine-oil-based product to the City Council on Oct. 7. He explained that his product extracts oil from tobacco and people consume the oil through personal vaporizers.

E-cigarettes: new evidence on thirdhand smoke risk
Pakistan Observer - November 17, 2014

SCIENTISTS from the Roswell Cancer Park Institute in Buffalo, NY, have announced the findings of two studies respectively looking at evidence on thirdhand exposure to nicotine from e-cigarettes and the accuracy of e-cigarette product labels. Sales of e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) - where nicotine and other cigarette-associated substances are inhaled in a vapour through a battery-operated device - have doubled each year since 2008 in the US. E-cigarettes are not currently regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Smoking ban on planes: Nov. 21, 1989
HealthCentral.com - November 17, 2014

After a 25-year battle, smoking is essentially banned on all airline flights beginning and ending in the U.S. George H.W. Bush signs legislation that make it through Congress despite fierce resistance by legislators from tobacco states. More recently, companies selling electronic cigarettes, which emit no smoke, began promoting them as devices that can be smoked anywhereincluding on planes. And technically, they were rightthe existing law doesn't actually prohibit them. But none of major airlines is allowing e-cigarettes to slip through that loophole. For now, their position is that faux cigarettes are no more welcome on their planes than the real thing.

Camel maker Reynolds American launching cigarette that heats tobacco rather than burning it
Associated Press - November 17, 2014

...said Monday that it will begin selling Revo a cigarette that uses a carbon tip that heats tobacco after being lit in Wisconsin in February 2015. Reynolds said the cigarette is a "repositioning" of its Eclipse product first launched in the mid-1990s ...

Expanded smoking ban on most state property has some government workers fuming
Lexington Herald Leader - November 17, 2014

On most workdays outside the mammoth building that houses the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, dozens of state employees spend their twice-a-day, 15-minute breaks smoking. That activity will be snuffed out for good on Thursday, when the use of cigarettes and all other tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes, will be banned on most ...

Our View: E-cig use by state's teens a concern
Mankato Free Press - November 17, 2014

More than a quarter of Minnesota high school students have tried electronic cigarettes, according to a 2014 state survey. That's one in eight kids. The health ...

Minneapolis to Consider Restrictions on E-Cigarettes [VIDEO]
KSTP.com - November 17, 2014

Some believe lightly regulating electronic cigarettes might actually be better for public health overall if smokers switch and e-cigarettes really are safer. Others ...

Alva mulls tobacco-free ordinance
Enid News & Eagle - November 17, 2014

A tougher response to tobacco use on city property is expected to be considered at a future meeting of the Alva City Council. The existing resolution did not address some products, including electronic cigarettes, and was more of a policy, Dunham said. He noted an ordinance would be ...

Ban E-Cigarettes In Public Places, Urge Edmonton Students
Huffington Post Canada - November 17, 2014

Sabrina Singh, one of the students, said the city should amend its smoking ... In Toronto, the city has banned the devices from municipal work spaces. ... the administration for a report on the idea of banning e-cigarettes from public places.

NELSON: Four Steps to Kick the E-Cig Habit | One Sober Life
Psych Central - November 17, 2014

An e-cig copies the experience of smoking closer than any other options like gum or patches. It wouldn't be a step-forward if a person quit smoking tobacco only to find they were hooked on vapiing. For anyone who feels they are addicted to nicotine, they

E-cigarette use triples among high schoolers
Baxter Bulletin - November 17, 2014

For example, nearly 12 percent of high school students smoke cigars, up slightly ... The proposed rule would ban sales of e-cigarettes to people under age 18.

E-cigarettes shown to help curb tobacco use [VIDEO]
KITV Honolulu - November 16, 2014

Many fail that difficult challenge, but Hawaii researchers shed some light on how a number of smokers who "light up" are being helped. ... nicotine gum, patches, or cessation medication were 2-4 times more likely to pick up electronic cigarettes -- as a way to help them put down tobacco cigarettes.

Four Steps to Kick the E-Cig Habit
PsychCentral.com (blog) - November 16, 2014

E-cigarettes look techy and space age, so it is fairly easy to think the hype that e-cigs are safer than smoking is true. Unfortunately, they are not. E-cigs are just ...

Swift FDA Action Urged to Regulate E-Cigs
MedPage Today - November 16, 2014

E-cigarettes have the potential to eliminate consumption of combusted tobacco, but only when the FDA exercises "thoughtful" regulation of the products, authors of a perspective article concluded.

Touted as a healthier alternative, e-cigarettes pose health risks of their own
Daily Herald - November 16, 2014

Bubble gum, cotton candy, cookies and cream, milkshake, chocolate and more. Those and hundreds of other flavors sound pleasant, and understandably appeal to youth and others. More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013," said the CDC in a study published in the journal ...

Edmonton councillor to ask for more information as student group lobbies for city e-cigarette ban
MetroNews Canada - November 16, 2014

City council needs some hard facts on electronic-cigarettes before it can even consider imposing bans, said one Edmonton councillor. Coun. Andrew Knack said he intends to introduce a notice of motion at a Nov. 19 council meeting asking for more information from city administration on the health risks of e-cigarettes.

Woman lost everything when e-cigarette set her flat alight
ITV News - November 16, 2014

Figures show e-cigarettes were involved in more than 100 incidents in less than two years. Keeley Cooper's flat. Keeley's flat Credit: ITV News Central.

Clearing the vapor about regulating e-cigarettes
Daily Herald - November 16, 2014

Judd Carter, manager of the Vapor Pit, an e-cigarette specialty store in Provo, used e-cigarettes for years to help him stop chewing tobacco. I can personally say ... Madigan said licensing will restrict who can sell the devices and the e-liquid.

Our View: Do more to keep e-cigs, youths apart
St. Cloud Times - November 15, 2014

Surveys of Minnesota and U.S. youth show alarming increase in e-cigarette use. Lawmakers can slow this increase by immediately acting to limit access.

Columbia, Mo. Board of Health Endorses Tobacco Purchase Age ...
halfwheel.com - November 15, 2014

... the Columbia/Boone County Board of Health voted in favor of the idea, as well as to apply the age minimum to the purchase of electronic cigarettes, as well as ...

Eager Texas lawmakers file bills on gay marriage, open carry
Fort Worth Star Telegram - November 15, 2014

Hinojosa also filed SB96 and SB97 to regulate e-cigarettes, or vapor products. SB96 would bar their use on school property, and SB97 would extend many ...

Board of health signs off on Columbia tobacco, e-cigarette proposals
Columbia Daily Tribune - November 14, 2014

The board endorsed proposals to ban selling tobacco products to people younger than 21 and to add e-cigarettes to the Columbia's current restrictions on smoking inside public places. "One question in my mind is would that glamorization occur again?" he asked. "Would I be Joe Cool now that I can vape inside and get away with it? And how ...

Columbia/Boone County Board of Health recommends raising tobacco age to 21
Columbia Missourian - November 14, 2014

Columbia moved closer to raising the purchasing age for cigarettes to 21 on Thursday night. In front of a packed house, the Columbia/Boone County Board of Health voted to recommend an ordinance to change the minimum purchase age. The board also recommended raising the purchasing age for electronic cigarettes to 21. Both proposals passed by a vote of 6-2. County-appointed members Harry Feirman and Jean Sax voted no.

As US worries grow over teens smoking e-cigs, Britain presses on with first TV smoking ad [VIDEO]
The Drum - November 14, 2014

There has been a sharp rise in the use of electronic cigarettes by American teenagers, according to figures from the US Centers for Disease Control. The concerns come as a commercial showing a woman smoking a VIP e-cigarette has been shown for the first time this week on TV in Britain.

A step in the right direction for e-cigs
Pharmacy News - November 14, 2014

The decision by the ACT Government this week to release a discussion paper on the sale and use of e-cigarettes is a step in the right direction towards clarifying ...

E-cigarettes accidentally approved, left on Therapeutic Goods ...
ABC Online - November 14, 2014

They are smoke-free and tobacco-free, but not always nicotine free. Consist of a liquid nicotine cartridge, a vaporization chamber that heats and atomizes the ...

E-Cigarettes: The Trendy Quitting Tool In The Media Eye
Neon Nettle - November 14, 2014

But the reality is they are not smoking a cigarette at all; they are 'vaping' an e-Cigarette, the ... As tobacco cigarettes caused millions of deaths every year, e-Cigarettes are ... strawberry and mint, vanilla, menthol, and silky smooth rich tobaccos.

Why E-Cig Makers Put Up Large Warnings On Their Packs
Forbes - November 14, 2014

Big tobacco companies are usually not fans of heath warnings on cigarette packs. We have written earlier on how Philip Morris is dragging the Uruguayan Government to court after they passed legislation mandating the display of large warnings on cigarette packs. (See Philip Morris Uruguayan Lawsuit) It turns out that in the U.S., tobacco companies that have diversified into e-cigarettes are voluntarily putting up large warnings on e-cig packs.

The number of high schoolers smoking e-cigarettes has tripled since 2011
Washington Post (blog) - November 14, 2014

Another year, another uptick in the number of youth puffing on vaporized tobacco. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that e-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among high school students, a trend the agency warns could undermine some of the progress made in reducing tobacco use among adolescents. "We've seen continued declines in tobacco use, but e-cigarette use is rising and that's ... day e-cigarette marketing and latter day traditional cigarette advertising.

E-cig popularity among youth is alarming- CDC
Beta Wired - November 14, 2014

Federal health officials are now worried that the popularity of e-cigarette ... the US FDA proposed to ban its sale to minors, that is 18 years old and below. ... As Sutton put it, kids shouldn't use tobacco products at all, including e-cigarettes. ...

E-Cigarette Use Rising Among Teens
U.S. News & World Report - November 14, 2014

E-cigarettes are currently unregulated at the federal level, but a new Food and Drug Administration proposal would ban their sale to minors. More than 35 ...

Many reasons why e-cigarettes should not be sold in pharmacies
The Pharmaceutical Journal - November 14, 2014

In response to recent articles in The Pharmaceutical Journal and to add to ongoing discussions within the pharmacy profession surrounding the hot topic of electronic cigarettes, there are some points worth considering. From the middle of 2016, they will come under the revised EU Tobacco Products ... the displays of medicinal products and the non-healthcare related items

E-Cigarette Flavorings May Pose Respiratory Risks
Pharmacy Times - November 14, 2014

The flavorings used to improve the taste of electronic cigarettes may pose their own respiratory health hazards, the authors of a JAMA viewpoint article argue.

Smoking ban headed to council
The Turlock Journal - November 14, 2014

The Turlock Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission approved a reaffirmation of a smoking ban dating back from 2003 Tuesday night in a 6-2 vote, with one new caveat: electronic and vapor related products will now be prohibited as well, pending the approval of the City Council.

Rehoboth to target e-cigs
Cooper contends confusion not a compelling reason for ban
Cape Gazette - November 14, 2014

Rehoboth Beach commissioners will vote Friday, Nov. 21, on a measure that would add electronic cigarettes to the citys ban on smoking on the beach and Boardwalk. Commissioner Stan Mills, who championed the ban on smoking tobacco instituted earlier this year, said e-cigarettes create confusion for enforcement officers because they look just like real cigarettes.

Lexington council approves immediate ban on e-cigarettes in bars, restaurants, and most other workplaces
Lexington Herald Leader - November 14, 2014

Lexington adds e-cigs to indoor smoking ban, effective immediately Lexington on Thursday became the eighth Kentucky community to add electronic cigarettes to a ban on smoking in most indoor work spaces.

Beaver County approves tobacco-free policy
Timesonline.com - November 14, 2014

BEAVER -- People who use tobacco products on Beaver County properties will face stiffer penalties beginning Jan. 1. The county commissioners approved a tobacco-free policy Thursday. The new measure calls for a warning and then a $25, $50 or $100 penalty for subsequent offenses for employees, visitors and others, such as contractors. The measure expands a previous policy, and tobacco products including cigarettes, pipes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, snuff and chewing tobacco would be banned.

West Shore School Board finalized ban on student vaping, e-cigarettes
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com - November 13, 2014

LEWISBERRY The West Shore School Board finalized several revisions to its tobacco products policy for students Thursday night, including a ban on ...

Use of e-cigarettes among young people in Oregon on the rise ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - November 13, 2014

Regular smoking dropped from 11.5 percent to 9.4 percent but e-cigarette use ... "On the tobacco front, we have some work to do," Vines told The Oregonian after ... has one of the highest rates of illegal tobacco sales to minors in the country, ...

E-cigarette ban at University System of Georgia seen as PR move, not public health
The College Fix - November 13, 2014

Though the University System of Georgia board of regents won't say why it included e-cigarettes in its month-old ban of all forms of smoking even those without smoke students tell The Red & Black they don't think it has to do with the public-health effects of vaping itself.

Electronic cigarettes will be banned in all non-smoking areas in ...
Westside Today - November 13, 2014

The use of e-cigarettes will also be banned in residential areas where smoking is already prohibited, including non-smoking apartment and condo units and ...

Electronic cigarettes banned in Santa Monica, Calif.
The Korea Times US - November 13, 2014

SANTA MONICA (CNS) Electronic cigarettes will be banned in all non-smoking areas in Santa Monica beginning today, including the Santa Monica Pier, beaches and the Third Street Promenade.

Many Questions Surround Spike In E-Cig, Vape Usage
The Dispatch - November 13, 2014

Cigarette ads featured all your favorite figures, from Mickey Mantle to Santa Claus. ... The liquid, often referred to as juice, comes in hundreds of flavors, ranging from .... e-cigarettes should be included in the ban on tobacco products, he said.

It Looks Like Candy, But With Nicotine Base
750 KXL - November 13, 2014

... and buy e-cigarettes and products that look like candy or lip gloss. There are 8,000 flavors of liquid nicotine available. Flavored tobacco and nicotine products ...

E-Cigarette Use by Youths Rising
Wall Street Journal - November 13, 2014

The FDA didn't propose banning Internet sales, limiting flavors or restricting ads. ... Brian King, an epidemiologist with the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health, said, ... The Democratic senators previously introduced legislation that would ban ...

E-cigarette use triples among high schoolers
USA TODAY - November 13, 2014

... falling from 28% of high schoolers in 2000 to 12.7% of high school students in 2013, said Peter Hamm, a spokesman for the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids

Smoking Cigars Or Cigarettes Is Equally Harmful, Study Says
Lung Cancer News Today - November 13, 2014

Nevertheless, the rates regarding these diseases are still much higher among cigar smokers than non-smokers which proves that cigars are also harmful.

FDA regulatory expansion jeopardizes public health
Human Events - November 13, 2014

E-cigarettes are battery-powered nicotine delivery systems, simulating tobacco smoking by producing a water-vapor plume resembling smoke. New regulations ...

'Vaping' may offer clues on smoking addiction
Independent Online - November 12, 2014

In a small pilot study, the researchers used electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to mimic the behavioural aspects of smoking tobacco cigarettes, and say future ...

Local cost of smoking may float higher
Juneau Empire - November 13, 2014

E-cigarettes will be included in the new city code, but only if they contain nicotine. "The burden of proof for nicotine content will fall on manufacturers," said Dr...

Electronic cigarettes will be banned in all non- smoking areas in ...
Westside Today - November 13, 2014

An ordinance approved by the City Council last month outlaws e- cigarettes in any place where traditional smoking is already banned. Those areas include ...

Local organizations partner to Host Town Hall Meeting on Electronic ...
Salem Leader - November 13, 2014

Do e-cigarettes help people quit smoking? Are they safe? What do they look like? What are the laws about e-cigarettes, and what do we need to do to protect ...

University of Iowa Staff Council majority wants comprehensive ...
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines - November 13, 2014

Ten members voted to amend the current policy - which bans smoking but not ... County Board of Supervisors has added e-cigarettes to the county's smoking ban, ... Iowa City is considering banning use of e-cigarettes on city-owned property, ...

Substance Abuse Advisory Commission endorses tobacco age ...
Columbia Daily Tribune - November 13, 2014

... Advisory Commission endorses tobacco age increase, e-cigarette ban ... to the city's indoor smoking ban, despite an opponent's questions about the legality of ...

NM lawmakers push for bills regulating e-cigs
KRQE News 13 - November 13, 2014

People most often use e-cigs or vaporizers to take the place of cigarettes when they're trying to kick tobacco. The e-cigs are filled with a solution that contains ...

Police: Substance-fueled incidents at UW becoming more serious
Laramie Boomerang - November 13, 2014

"We are starting to see more of the edibles and what we are also seeing, which is difficult for law enforcement, is the issue of the electronic cigarettes. They are ….

Houston employers struggle with how to handle e-cigarettes in the workplace
Houston Business Journal - November 13, 2014

...the office, can second-hand vapor be harmful? When it comes to traditional smoking, Houston companies handle smoking policies differently. Some offer casual guidelines for when employees can take smoke …

City holds off on e-cig ordinance
La Crosse Tribune - November 12, 2014

The devices currently aren't included under BRF's indoor smoking ban ordinance, which mimics the state law enacted four years ago that bans smoking in ...

Anne Geschke: Prohibit e-cigarettes in workplaces
Madison.com - November 12, 2014

Dear Editor: One can walk into any workplace in Wisconsin and experience smoke-free air, free from inhaling cancer-causing chemicals from cigarettes.

Experts concerned about e-cigarette overheating
KIRO Seattle - November 12, 2014

A day after an e-cigarette explosion sparked a house fire in Tacoma, experts told KIRO 7 there may be occasional problems with overheating the device, ...

Expert panel discusses rising number of teens using e-cigarettes
nwitimes.com - November 12, 2014

Raising awareness of the health risks associated with tobacco-free smoking products was the focal point of the forum hosted by The Tobacco Education and ...

First 5 Solano commission amends tobacco policy to include e ...
TheReporter.Com - November 12, 2014

The policy change is a direct response to the recent uptick in e-cigarette usage and accidental child poisonings caused by tobacco and/or nicotine products in ...

VIDEO: 2 Investigates: Poisonings from e-cigarette liquid spikes, mostly among children
KTVU/BayInsider.com Fox Ch. 2 (Oakland, CA) - November 12, 2014

...alarming trend in California: the number of calls to Poison Control for nicotine poisoning from e-cigarette liquid is on the rise, more than doubling in just the last year. And California Poison Control reports that most of those cases involve young ...

Lung cancer is decimating Alabama
Yellowhammer News - November 12, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are banned, too. In addition to smoking bans, some states are piling on the "sin taxes" to discourage tobacco use. The five states with the ...

E-cigarettes are making smoking seem too sexy, say campaigners
Offlicence News - November 12, 2014

Deborah Arnott, chief executive of anti-smoking charity Ash, said: "Vaping is safer than smoking but it's not harmless and e-cigarettes should only be promoted to ...

ACT Government to release discussion paper on regulating e-cigarette use
Sydney Morning Herald - November 12, 2014

People under the age of 18 could be banned from buying e-cigarettes, as the ACT Government considers ways to regulate their use and reduce consumer appeal. The proposal is included in a new discussion paper on reducing the harms of personal vaporizer…

GLANTZ: Surprise! Lorillard Tobacco publishes two papers finding e-cigs pose no hazard
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - November 12, 2014

Both papers say that the authors, who are employees of Lorillard, have "no conflict of interest." This seems odd, given that their employer has a strong interest in the outcome of these studies. It is also concerning that the IJREPH used Konstantinos F

Fire chief: Man burned in e-cig explosion
KOIN.com - November 12, 2014

In this April 23, 2014, file photo, Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago. A new government study by the Centers for Disease Control ...

VapeRev Invites District 58 California Assembly Member Cristina ...
Yahoo Finance UK - November 12, 2014

"I am exploring the idea of authoring consumer protection legislation in the vaping industry and this educational visit was very informative and a good first step in ...

Council should include e-cigs in successful clean-air law
Lexington Herald Leader - November 12, 2014

Proponents insist e-cigs are a way to reduce harm to smokers and that any pollutants occur in such small concentrations as to be insignificant. A growing body of ...

Jerome Christenson: Smoking was cool. Vaping? It's a vapid vice
Winona Daily News - November 12, 2014

However, a bunch of them are taking up e-cigarettes - which isn't cool at all. In fact, it's probably the goofiest dang habit to come down the pike since Beanie ...

MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Four die on snow-slicked roads
Pierce County Herald - November 12, 2014

Currently the Minneapolis and Bloomington city councils are looking at ordinances that would put e-cigs under the same regulations as traditional cigarettes and ...

'Vapers' aid GOP winner of seat in state House
Albuquerque Journal - November 12, 2014

Thomson co-chairs the Tobacco Settlement Revenue Oversight Committee, which has been discussing the regulation of electronic cigarettes and other vaping ...

Public Notice
Buffalo Bulletin - November 12, 2014

Sydney Rowe, Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, encouraged Council to approve the ordinance and expressed concern with the e-cigarette popularity ...

Should e-cigarettes be subject to the same regulation as tobacco ...
The Express-Times - lehighvalleylive.com - November 11, 2014

The VapeMeister store in Easton located on Northampton Street is one of many stores opening that caters to the growing popularity of e-cigarettes. ( Sue Beyer ...

Editorial: Protect the kids from e-cigs
Bend Bulletin - November 11, 2014

E-cigarettes present a public health conundrum: They appear to be far less dangerous than regular tobacco cigarettes are, but much more damaging than not ...

E-cigarettes at the beach; precedents of a phony news story ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - November 11, 2014

An electronic cigarette contains a nicotine liquid, heated to produce vapors. When spent, would it be more pocket-friendly as garbage or tossed to the ground ...

Cannabis e-cigarettes? Why not, says Tulsa-based firm
Tech Times - November 11, 2014

E-cigarettes heat liquid nicotine to turn it into inhalable mist. Marijuana oil will go through the same process. This concerns the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics ...

Are Winona kids smoking less, or just differently?
Winona (MN) Daily News - November 11, 2014

Winona Senior High School assistant principal Dave Anderson said he doesn't catch many students smoking traditional cigarettes at school, but that "e-cigarettes have taken off dramatically" since the end of the last school year. ...

Health officials concerned about e-cigarette popularity among teens
WDRB - November 11, 2014

(WDRB) -- Health professionals gathered in Clark County on Tuesday to discuss electronic cigarettes, especially the popularity of the products among teens.

VAPEREV TO PARTICIPATE IN THECERRITOS REGIONAL ...
Music Talkers - November 11, 2014

Fast growing and trendsetting Southern California based vape shop and distribution company VapeRev (www.vaperev.com) is set to participate in the Cerritos ...

We Are Sending E-Cigs to President Obama. The Washington Times ...
Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog - November 11, 2014

Once a daily smoker, he is now living a smoke-free life thanks to long-term nicotine use. We are hopeful that the National Center's care package will cause ...

GLANTZ: Substantial evidence of e-cigarette use among never and former smokers (both adults and youth): That's not harm reduction
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - November 11, 2014

Lauren Dutra and I recently reviewed the evidence that a substantial and growing minority of youth using e-cigarettes have never smoked conventional cigarettes. There are several recent papers that show substantial e-cigarette use among never-smoking a

Special Issue "Electronic Cigarettes as a Tool in Tobacco Harm Reduction" / Published Papers (9 papers)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - November 11, 2014

Are they effective in promoting smoking reduction or as a complete substitution, and why? Is there a potential to cause harm, and at what level compared to smoking? How should they be regulated? These are crucial issues that need to be addressed. Therefor

Flavorings in e-cigarettes may be harmful
Examiner.com - November 11, 2014

Numerous flavored products, which appear to appeal to teens and young ... new population of nicotine-addicted users among never-users of tobacco products. ... for flavors are restricted to flavorings used in human foods, and that "e-cigarette ...

There Can Only Be One Winner In Big Tobacco's E-Cig War
Seeking Alpha blog network - November 11, 2014

It simply comes down to the fact that Altria can outspend its smaller peers. Further, Altria is working on the development of other reduced risk products that can win over and sway the consumer towards its brand. And this is without mentioning the fact ...

RTE refuses to air ads for e-cigarettes
Irish Independent - November 11, 2014

RTE says it will wait for the development of specific advertising codes before deciding if it will air commercials for e-cigarettes... e-cigarettes are neither classified as tobacco products nor cures for smoking, and …

WILSON: E-cigarette vaping: as sexy as gutting fish
Electronic Telegraph - November 11, 2014

Benji Wilson reviews the controversial e-cigarette advert that aired in last night's episode of Grantchester on ITV / The e-cig makers prefer to cast it as an aid to stopping smoking, as well as the latest must-have accessory. How would a sultry...

AMA Supports Further Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes to Protect Youth
MarketWired - November 10, 2014

New AMA Policy Calls for Establishing a Minimum Legal Purchase Age for E-Cigarettes of 18...

Ask Doctor K: Safety of e-cigarettes has yet to be established
NewsOK.com - November 10, 2014

Anthony Komaroff, M.D.: It's true that e-cigarettes can provide a nicotine fix without exposing smokers to cancer-causing tobacco, and they provide something to ...

Montreal's McGill University Bans E-Cigarettes
MTL Blog (blog) - November 10, 2014

Not the first school in Montreal to change its smoking policy to include e-cigs, ... after Université de Montréal's and College Montmorency's ban on e-cigs which ...

E-cigarettes should not be advertised - we don't even know how ...
The Independent - November 10, 2014

The white cloud is not smoke but rather vapour containing nicotine and flavouring. It's easy to be fooled. ...

UK's first e-cigarette TV advert to be aired tonight
Metro Café (uk) - November 10, 2014

The short clip shows a pretty woman smoking the battery-powered cigarette before she says: 'The great taste of VIP. E-cigarettes and e-liquids.' VIP co-founder Dave Levin said: 'This advert will mark the first time in almost 50 years that TV audiences s

RJ Editorial: Governing e-cigs
Meriden Record - November 10, 2014

Their suggestions speak to the alarming absence of proper e-cigarette ... Smoking cigarettes, whether electronic or not, is a lifestyle choice (albeit one not ...

Van explodes in Rotherham after e-cigarette is left charging inside
Daily Mail - November 10, 2014 (UK)

Head of community safety for the service Kevin Ronan said: 'Fires caused by e-cigarettes are an emerging trend which, two years ago, simply did not exist.

Gilbert becomes third Arizona city to regulate e-cigarettes
azcentral.com - November 10, 2014

A closeup of a woman smoking an electronic cigarette outdoors. ... lauded Tempe's amendment, saying that e-cigarettes reinforce the image of regular smoking.

Under age 21? No buying cigarettes in Evanston
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - November 10, 2014

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - An ordinance banning the sale of cigarettes to anyone ... Local officials say they realize it will not tamp out smoking by young people, but ...

E-cigarettes topic of Jeffersonville meeting
Evening News and Tribune - November 10, 2014

Clark County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition is hosting a town hall meeting to educate the public on electronic cigarettes at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov...

Wandering Eye: The vaping debate continues, scandal in the ...
Baltimore City Paper (blog ) November 10, 2014

Luke Broadwater's piece in The Sun about the Baltimore City Council's bill to ban the use of vapor products wherever smoking tobacco is already prohibited ...

Mendham residents can learn dangers of electronic cigarettes
New Jersey Hills - November 10, 2014

"What Are You Really Smoking" will be presented by speakers from New Jersey Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy (GASP) as well as Daytop in Mendham.

E-cig vendor branches into cannabis oil
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - November 9, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an Oklahoma electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a ...

Brigantine, NJ Bans Smoking on Municipal Property
halfwheel.com - November 9, 2014

Last week, the Brigantine City Council passed ordinance 15-4 which prohibits smoking on municipal property, including the use of electronic cigarettes. Notably ...

City Council poised to limit 'vaping'
Baltimore Sun - November 9, 2014

Maryland has prohibited the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, but placed no restrictions on whether the devices can be smoked indoors. Twenty-six other states ...

On Twitter, dubious health claims from e-cigarette bots
Latinos Health - November 9, 2014

it appears the kinds of so-called commercial Twitter accounts identified in the study have found a way around the one rule the FDA currently has established with regards to e-cigarette marketing: a ban on cessation claims.

E-Cigarette Firm Eyes Emerging Cannabis Oil Market
AP - Associated Press - November 9, 2014

The growing availability of legal pot opens the door for Tulsa-based Palm Beach Vapors to market a method for producing a cannabis oil product that can be inhaled through a common e-cigarette, according to CEO and co-founder Chip Paul.

Dueling Studies Say E-Cigs Can Help Quit, But Also Addicting ...
Physicians News Digest - November 9, 2014

According to a new study from the Center for Survey Research, smokers who used electronic cigarettes every day for one month (intensive users) were six times ...

Vital Signs: Safety of e-cigarettes hasn't been determined, so vaping ...
The Daily Progress - November 9, 2014

In addition, because people aren't hindered by the restrictions placed on traditional cigarettes (no smoking indoors, etc.), they have easier access to nicotine and ...

Terrebonne General Medical Center declares its campus a smoke ...
The Republic - November 9, 2014

In previous months, the medical center had declared designated smoking areas in a ... The policy bans the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and ...

Minnesota to release data on teen e-cigarette use
WXOW 19 ABC (La Crescent, MN/La Crosse, WI) - November 9, 2014

Minnesota health officials are planning to release results of the state's first-ever survey on the use of e-cigarettes among students in middle and high school.

1 in 8 Minnesota high school students smoke e-cigarette, new state ...
The Republic - November 10, 2014

Ehlinger supports expanding the state's indoor smoking ban to e-cigarettes. The survey also found that fewer high school students are using cigarettes and other ...

E-cigarettes: The next battle in the smoking fight
Lexington Herald-Leader - November 8, 2014

The gathering has the feel of a hipster wine tasting with artisanal cheese. About two dozen folks, mostly men, mostly bearded, contentedly exhale clouds of white-gray mist as they chat and share tips about their favorite flavors and devices. Many carry ...

Town hall meetings on electronic cigarettes
Lebanon Reporter - November 8, 2014

Sheriff Nielsen and Tobacco Free Boone County have teamed up to conduct a series of Town Hall Meetings for Boone County residents to learn about electronic cigarettes. Everyone is encouraged to attend a meeting near you to learn factual information ...

Pet dog Suey killed after e-cigarette explosion in Birches Head home
Stoke Sentinel (This Is Staffordshire) (uk) - November 8, 2014

A COUPLE had a lucky escape from a house fire - but lost their pet dog - after an e-cigarette exploded. John Walters and Carole Poulson escaped the blaze at their Birches Head home by climbing through a bedroom window.

E-CIGARETTE SAFETY ADVICE AFTER COUPLE'S LUCKY ESCAPE
Island Echo - November 7, 2014

We are seeing people plug e-cigarettes in wall chargers that are designed for equipment such as mobile phones or tablets. These are much more powerful ...

Moorpark College may become a tobacco-free campus
Moorpark Acorn - November 7, 2014

The policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snuff, snus, water pipes, pipes, hookahs, chew, and any other noncombustible tobacco product, ...

E-cigarette ban advances to full county council.
prgnewshawaii.com November 7, 2014

On Thursday, the Hawaii County Councils Public Safety and Mass Transportation Committee voted 6-2 to send Bill 302, outlawing the use of e-cigarettes anywhere tobacco is prohibited, to the full council with a positive recommendation.

Time to restrict e-cigarettes
Quad City Times - November 7, 2014

A recent study shows that e-cigarettes pose a poison threat to toddlers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, says it saw an explosion in calls regarding poisoning from e-cigarette liquids (which contain nicotine) from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014.

Mendham residents can learn dangers of 'new-age' smoking devices
New Jersey Hills - November 7, 2014

...is intended to educate the public on the hazards of smoking devices like electronic cigarettes, vape pens and hookah sticks, as well as present research on the ...

Baltimore City Council considers plastic bag surcharge
WBAL Baltimore - November 6, 2014

The legislation is making its way through City Hall as electronic cigarettes are gaining in popularity but remain largely unregulated. The proposal would make ...

Bic lighter disasters
Chicago Tribune - November 6, 2014

Electronic cigarettes may be more tempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, and once young people have tried e-cigarettes they are more ...

Gainesville Commissioners Agree on E-Cig Regulation
WCJB - November 6, 2014

Gainesville, FL -- It was a unanimous vote Thursday night, in favor of an ordinance that bans using E-Cigarettes where tobacco products are already allowed.

Polaris brings their American-made e-liquids to the show floor
allvoices - November 6, 2014

Second, their business, for the most part, serves the advertising needs of other businesses. ... If you don't know what e-liquids are, its the stuff you put inside of e-cigarettes. ... As a matter of fact, some studies even indicate that e-cigarette smokers will surpass ... They also, in case you are wondering, offer a tobacco flavor.

N.S. Liberals expect to pass bill banning e-cigarette smoking in public indoors
TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration) - November 6, 2014

Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine says his government will pass a controversial piece of smoking-related legislation even without an originally proposed ban on flavoured tobacco. Earlier this week, the Liberals removed the ban on flavoured products from the bill, citing witness testimony at the law amendments committee. The majority of the testimony, however, focused on flavoured e-juices used in e-cigarettes, which do not contain tobacco, and how they have helped people give up smoking.

We love to hate on smokers, unless it's pot
azcentral.com - November 6, 2014

The nicotine patch and gum are fine to use, so why tax e-cigarettes? ... Now, people are advocating more taxes on e-cigarettes even though there is no proof ...

Re "The market goes up in vapor" (Let Freedom Ring, Oct. 16):
Reno News & Review - November 6, 2014

One wonders what Brendan Trainor was smoking when he penned his rant on the ... of e-cigarettes and purported threats to civil liberties posed by smoking bans. Let's start with his claim that the "rationale for banning second-hand tobacco smoke is ... Vaping has been quickly banned in stadiums, shopping areas and most ...

Council Approves Ordinances, More Work for NW Pipeline
Sheridan Media (press release) - November 6, 2014

An ordinance that would ban the use, possession or sale of e-cigarettes or vaporizing ... gave a few comments on youth e-cigarette use before the council voted.

DLA Piper | Welcome to the second edition of DLA Piper's Food and ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - November 6, 2014

Finally, we take a look at the way in which the regulation of tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, in changing and the steps which were taken in the ...

E-cigs may seem safer, but health concerns rise from the ashes
U-T San Diego - November 6, 2014

The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, is gaining popularity in the United States with millions of Americans having tried "vaping" at least once. Catering ...

Ban e-cigarette use indoors: health unit
Belleville Intelligencer - November 6, 2014

Public health authorities are advising workplaces to ban electronic cigarettes and ... by the Smoke-Free Ontario Act or the Federal Tobacco Act. They are, however, ... including businesses, to have a policy banning e-cigarette use indoors.

Lucky escape for Island couple after e-cig charger explodes
On The Wight - November 6, 2014

The Isle of Wight Council's trading standards team and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are advising users of electronic cigarettes to always charge ...

E-cigarettes blamed for household fires in Lancashire
Lancashire Evening Post - November 6, 2014

They have attended dozens of incidents suspected to have been sparked by e-cigarettes or related equipment including chargers in less than three years.

Reminder to Register for FDA Workshops on E-Cigarettes
CSPnet.com - November 5, 2014

The first workshop will be held December 10-11, 2014, in Washington, DC and the agenda will include e-cigarette scientific studies, packaging, labeling of ...

UMass Boston Study: Smokers Who Use E-Cigarettes Regularly More Likely to Quit Tobacco
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) - November 5, 2014

The new study from the Center for Survey Research shows that smokers who ... Thirteen percent of them had quit smoking entirely at the three-year follow-up.

Wyoming organization hopes to pass e-cigarette ordinance
Kotatv - November 5, 2014

The teen smoking rate in Wyoming is above the national average and part of that ... city council members in Buffalo to vote on an ordinance that will ban the sale, ...

Usage of e-cigarettes growing in our area
WJAC Johnstown - November 5, 2014

According to the CDC, one in five U.S. adults who smoke have tried e-cigarettes as either a substitute to regular cigarettes or as a way to quit smoking, but are ...

Q&A: Your questions about e-cigarettes answered
Sun Sentinel (subscription) - November 5, 2014

... last year, as dominant tobacco companies like Reynolds American get into the market. .... or restaurants, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

Nova Scotia drops parts of e-cigarette legislation
CBC.ca - November 5, 2014

The Nova Scotia government has introduced changes to legislation banning the use of ... Smoke-Free Nova Scotia applauded the decision to ban vaping and ...

Winnipeg restaurants will seek clarity on e-cigarette use at forum
Winnipeg Free Press - November 5, 2014

While a handful of Canadian cities have banned their use in public places ... Manitoba Health isn't considering a ban either, said a department spokeswoman. ... "I don't think that people would really consider smoking in one of our rooms.".

Officials need to research e-cigarette issue
Clinton Herald - November 5, 2014

Back in February, the Area Substance Abuse Council recommended prohibiting the use of tobacco-free nicotine products, namely electronic cigarettes, inside all ...

Ordinance bans youth use of e-cigarettes
C&G Newspapers - November 5, 2014

Ordinance bans youth use of e-cigarettes ... unanimously approved an ordinance banning the sale of e-cigarettes to persons under the age of 18 ... Freitas added that e-cigarettes are known to be used as a vessel for smoking Cloud 9, the new ...

Washoe incumbents win; GOP takes state senate majority
Reno Gazette Journal - November 5, 2014

She is also expected to sponsor legislation for a state tax on e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine in the form of water vapor. Areas where they can be smoked ...

Usefulness of e-cigarettes questioned by Erie County official, CDC
Buffalo News - November 5, 2014

Even though smoking has been banned in public facilities since 2003, e-cigs ... Establishments do, however, have the right to ban e-cigarettes at their discretion...

The new tobacco war / They may be safer, but could e-cigs renormalize smoking?
The Bend Bulletin - November 5, 2014

....e-cigarettes could significantly reduce the harm for smokers, taking away the tar and other carcinogens that cause myriad health problems, saving millions of lives and billions in health care costs. On the other hand, e-cigarettes carry the risk of ...

Lawsuit filed after e-cigarette explodes
KSL Channel 5 (Salt Lake City, UT) - November 5, 2014

Ronald D. Boren claims the Prodigy V3.1 electronic cigarette unexpectedly blew up while he used it at his home in February 2013. The explosion sent burning debris and battery acid into his mouth, face and eyes and caught his hair on fire, the lawsuit ...

Hemp, Inc.'s IHMMCC Signs Agreement With VaporBrands ...
CNNMoney - November 5, 2014

Perlowin contined, "E-cigarettes have triggered a fierce debate among health experts. Of course, proponents say they are a safer alternative to tobacco and in ...

Study shows more guidance needed for smokers using e-cigarettes
HealthCanal.com - November 4, 2014

The study highlighted that users of products not available through official services, should be encouraged to seek reliable information and guidance about interventions they are using to stop smoking. Researchers quizzed more than 320 smokers from the

E-cigs around campus blow mixed signals
Hilltop Views - November 4, 2014

... bringing up the ever-present debate to join fellow universities in banning tobacco use. ... Walking around campus, the presence of cigarette smoke is undeniable. ... Association (SGA) to determine whether or not to ban smoking on campus, ... of students believed that e-cigs should not be banned on St. Edward's campus.

Amy Smith column: 'Vaping' the lesser of two evils?
Salisbury Post - November 4, 2014

In 2006-2007, e-cigarettes were introduced in the United States. ... Also after the initial costs, e-cigarettes are cheaper than the typical tobacco cigarette, which ... Flavored liquids for e-products are most likely not in a child-proof container which ...

E-cigarettes create fog of confusion for policymakers
Le Mars Daily Sentinel - November 4, 2014

Davis noted the Northwest Iowa Tobacco Free Coalition offers a service to review the tobacco policy of an organization and suggest ways to create a ...

E-cigarette dangers highlighted at DARE conference opener
Carroll Daily Times Herald - November 4, 2014

Marketed most often as a tool to quit smoking, e-cigarettes have actually enabled individuals to "get around" smoke-free air laws, said Wheeler. They have also ...

MSU weighs options on campus tobacco policy
Murray Ledger and Times - November 4, 2014

Steve Beshear issued an executive order stating that all state buildings, grounds and fleet in Kentucky will become free of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes ...

Brookline teens tackle the buzz around e-cigarettes
Wicked Local Brookline - November 4, 2014

But as regular tobacco use at school has been crippled, electronic cigarettes are becoming the rage. E-cigarettes are battery-powered vaporizers that heat up a ...

School Board Changes Tobacco Use Policy
Cibola County Beacon - November 4, 2014

CIBOLA COUNTY - At their Oct. 28 meeting, the Grants/Cibola County School board changed the district policy that covers the use of electronic cigarettes.

Youth Tobacco Survey Shows Less Smoking, More E-cigarette Use ...
Camel City Dispatch - November 4, 2014

However, current use of electronic cigarettes among North Carolina high school ... report using two or more forms of tobacco, such as hookahs or e-cigarettes.

University should ban cigarettes, allow e-cigs
Hilltop Views - November 4, 2014

Because St. Edward's antiquated policies allow smoking on campus, the university should at least ban cigarettes and instead allow students to smoke e-cigs.

Buffalo Council's E-Cigarette Ordinance To Have Second Read
Sheridan Media (press release) - November 4, 2014

Buffalo's proposed Ordinance banning the sale, gift of, possession of, or use of electronic cigarettes by those under the age of 18 will have its second of three ...

Does an e-cigarette fall within your no ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - November 4, 2014

The 1st July 2007 saw England introduce law that made it an offence to smoke in enclosed public places and workplaces. Since the ban and the heightened ...

Switching to e-cigarettes may not be helpful, study suggests.
NorthJersey.com - November 4, 2014

A study published in the journal Cancer concluded that e-cigarette users were no more likely to quit smoking successfully than regular cigarette smokers.

Regular smokes might be worse, but e-cigs no panacea
Sun Sentinel - November 3, 2014

For many public-health professionals, e-cigarettes were the long-awaited solution to the tobacco epidemic. Finally, we have a product that looks like cigarettes, ...

Cynthia Cabrerea [sp]: Clearing up hazy fallacies regarding vapor ...
Sun Sentinel - November 3, 2014

An estimated 5 million smokers have turned to vapor products like ... Yet some communities have banned vaping in public areas. ... As an industry, we know that an appropriate degree of government oversight is needed, like a federal ban on ...

State bans selling e-cigarettes to minors
Enid News & Eagle - November 3, 2014

Legislation went into effect Saturday banning the sale of electronic cigarette and ... "Making these smoking simulation devices illegal for minors means fewer ...

E-cigarettes banned from Comanche County property
KSWO - November 3, 2014

Comanche County commissioners voted Monday morning to add e-cigarettes to the list of restrictions. The new ban will prevent people from using an e-cigarette ...

Ohio bill seeks to make e-cigarette liquid childproof
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune - November 3, 2014

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that provide users with aerosol ... State law prohibits minors from obtaining, possessing and using the e-cigarettes.

Burn out: e-cigarette market crashes in Spain
The Local.es - November 3, 2014

Spain has yet to introduce such regulation but has banned the use of electronic cigarettes in public places like hospitals and schools because of their possible ...

Spate of fires blamed on e-cigarettes
Crewe Guardian - November 3, 2014

A spate of fires involving electronic cigarettes and associated equipment have been reported in recent months. In April Helen Coles, from Crewe, was woken by ...

E-cigarettes linked to more than 100 fires
Telegraph.co.uk - November 3, 2014

Electronic cigarettes have been linked to more than 100 fires, new figures reveal. Fire services in the UK are now attending at least one blaze involving the ...

ALLAN: E-cigarettes promote nicotine to a new generation: Terry Allan, Cuyahoga County health commissioner
Cleveland Plain Dealer - November 2, 2014

Advertising, online sales, and use of e-cigarettes in public places promotes nicotine to a new generation and renormalizes the presence of tobacco products in our society. We already know children are highly vulnerable to these deceptive marketing practi

EARLY: E-cigarettes are personalized tool to help smokers quit: Meaghan Earley, Euphoria Vapor
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer - November 2, 2014

Let's be honest for a moment: e-cigarettes smell much better than regular cigarettes, right? There is no worry for those around individuals who use e-cigarettes to worry about toxic fumes entering their bodies or second-hand smoke, as there is no harmful

Solon wants sale, use of e-cigarettes regulated
GMA News - November 2, 2014

A lawmaker wants to regulate the manufacture, distribution, sale, importation and use of electronic cigarettes, which has become popular among smokers trying to overcome their tobacco addiction.

Ohio Lawmakers Work to Protect Children from E-Cigarettes
WSAZ-TV - November 2, 2014

Shannon Jones has sponsored a bill to ban the sale of products used in ... State law prohibits minors from obtaining, possessing and using the e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are personalized tool to help smokers quit: Meaghan ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com - November 2, 2014

There is a constant debate regarding whether or not electronic cigarettes should be banned in public places. Working at Euphoria Vapor, a Cleveland vapor ...

E-cigarettes promote nicotine to a new generation: Terry Allan ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com - November 2, 2014

After a great reduction in smoking rates and many thousands of lives saved, ... have already banned e-cigarettes in places where cigarettes aren't allowed.

E-cigarettes and vaping banned on London public transport
DigitalJournal.com - November 1, 2014

London - The sudden rise in popularity of E-cigarettes has helped many people ease or eliminate their need for cigarettes, but has left the law playing catch up.

Smoke without fire: What's the truth on e-cigarettes?
USA NEWS - Nov 1, 2014

Scroll down to download this guide to the important facts and figures about e-cigarettes They've been named safe, risky, a way to quit smoking and a way to ...

10 health stories that mattered this week
CMAJ October 31, 2014

Nova Scotia plans to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all indoor public places. ... ban stores from selling e-cigarettes to minors and from displaying and advertising ...

Peabody considers vapor shop exemption to proposed e-cigarette regulations
The Salem News - October 31, 2014

PEABODY The citys Board of Health postponed approving revised local regulations Thursday night that would ban e-cigarettes from being used in the workplace or in public in Peabody. The board wanted to take time to tweak the proposed language to create an exemption for vapor shops. The decision came after testimony from several vapor shop owners and e-cigarette customers, who all asked for an exemption. They argued that the main reason people patronize the shops is to get help to quit smoking, and the main benefit the shops offer is demonstrating to customers how to safely operate the electronic devices. I agree with the public ban, but customers come to us to learn more about e-cigarettes ... if they leave without learning how to use it, theyre likely just to toss the device and go back to cigarettes, said Hank Tran, who runs Peabody Vapors on Main Street.

Chippewa Valley Coalition supports Macomb e-cigarette ordinance
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers - October 31, 2014

Macomb Townships recently approved ordinance banning e-cigarette sales to minors or possession by minors, including a $500 fine, earned support from the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families.

Organizers kick off effort to recall Chadwick
Columbia Daily Tribune - October 31, 2014

Organizers of a recall effort intended to remove First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick from office are circulating petitions and attempting to build a broad base of support for her ouster among groups with various grievances. Recall effort organizers said that, while they were incensed by Chadwicks vote on the cultivation bill, constituents have had other reasons to be disillusioned, including her role in negotiating a development agreement with Opus, her proposal to ban alcohol in Douglass Park and, more recently, her proposal to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 and to ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors.

India May Ban E-Cigarettes
Huffington Post - October 31, 2014

NEW DELHI, Oct 30 (Reuters) - India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry ...

Govt considers ban on e-cigs, single smokes
Business Today - October 31, 2014

The government is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, in the latest bid to control the booming US $3 billion global market.

E-Cigarette Revolution arrives in Macau
Macau Business Daily - October 31, 2014

Electronic cigarettes have arrived here. With the real thing banned from mass gaming floors, and a universal ban on tobacco products from New Years Day, e-cigarettes time may have come.

Family's "lucky escape" after e-cigarette charger starts fire
Bournemouth Echo - October 31, 2014

A MUM-OF-THREE from Poole has told of her lucky escape after an e-cigarette charger started a fire in her home in the early hours.

Smoke without fire: What's the truth on e-cigarettes? ($$)
New Scientist - October 30, 2014

They've been called safe, dangerous, a way to quit smoking and a way to start. New Scientist sifts through the evidence about e-cigarettes ...

The action we're taking for designated smoking areas
The Advocate - October 30, 2014

MHCCs dazzling new sign on the corner of 257th and Stark is sure to turn heads, but a little farther down by the bus stop, there is an instant turn-off. Youve seen it; weve seen it Everyone has seen smokers dangling right off the edge of Mt. Hoods property, puffing their cigarettes. We dont want to hash people out for smoking, but they do make our institution look unprofessional. Whats really shocking about this? Its not so much the smokers, but the fact that this issue has been smoldering on the back burner for many years. People have wanted to change the no smoking policy for a while, and its time we at Mt. Hood took action. The Advocate has written numerous editorials about this subject and yet we havent provided a well-thought-out solution. The no smoking policy is black-and-white for a reason. Black-and-white rules are the most efficient, but theres a problem here: The gray area just wont go away. People smoke on campus anyway, and they smoke all along the perimeter, choking up the sidewalks and entrances to the school. People get away with smoking their e-cigs, too, because they arent technically smoking tobacco.

Université De Montréal Permanently Bans E-Cigarettes
MTL Blog (blog) - October 30, 2014

The university's statement outlines the new policy, with e-cigs banned in any ... the decision to ban e-cigs was made simply to respect all of the non-smokers on ...

E-cigarettes: proceed with caution
The Pharmaceutical Journal (UK) - October 30, 2014

I note that your online poll suggests support for the sale of e-cigarettes in pharmacies (2014;293:412). It is not clear who you polled but that is beside the point.

Apartment smoking ban passed
Half Moon Bay Review - October 30, 2014

It includes e-cigarettes but not medical marijuana. "The Health System believes the passage of the ordinance will significantly contribute to improving the health ...

Watsonville city leaders ban e-cigarettes in public places
KIONrightnow.com - October 30, 2014

An e-cigarette is a battery-powered vaporizer, which for some gives the same high as tobacco - but produces a mist rather than actual cigarette smoke...

Swap that cancer stick for a healthier, tastier option! E-cigs and ...
The Southern - October 30, 2014

E-cigs and premium flavors of e-juice at Cool Breeze Vapor in Marion! ... Cool Breeze are always available for questions and insights into electronic cigarettes.

CITY OF BUFFALO REGULAR MEETING MINUTES October 21, 2014
Buffalo Bulletin - October 30, 2014

Councilman Lakin seconded. Motion carried. Mayor Dyess explained there was a problem in Buffalo with electronic cigarettes which has prompted the proposed ...

Watsonville city leaders ban e-cigarettes in public places
KIONrightnow.com - October 30, 2014

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - An e-cigarette is a battery-powered vaporizer, which for some gives the same high as tobacco - but produces a mist rather than actual cigarette smoke. On Tuesday Watsonville city leaders voted unanimously to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public spaces, though they are still allowed to be sold in stores.

Tribune Opinion: Greeley City Council takes right steps on e-cigarettes
Greeley Tribune - October 29, 2014

Bars across Greeley have been weighing their options on whether to ban ... this is a little complicated because in 2003 Greeley voters banned smoking in public.

Taxing e-cigarettes: For sin or consistency?
azcentral.com - October 29, 2014

These new "smoking" products won't produce nearly as much revenue as ... Cities like Tempe have banned them, even though the federal Food and Drug ...

Watsonville bans e-cigarettes in public spaces
Santa Cruz Sentinel - October 29, 2014

E-cigarette users inhale vapor instead of the smoke of traditional cigarettes. ... Eduardo Montesino said he wondered if the devices could be banned altogether.

Get up and go!
Post-Tribune - October 29, 2014

... hookah pens, e-hookahs, vape pipes and ecigarettes at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Valparaiso Community Schools administrative board room, 3801 N. Campbell ...

India favours ban on e-cigarettes Dr Harsh Vardhan outlines ...
Business Standard - October 29, 2014

Dr Harsh Vardhan, who is credited with writing the first ever anti-smoking ... He however pointed out that banning ENDS should not be an end in itself.

Parents warned to keep e-cigarettes out of reach as poisoning ...
The Pharmaceutical Journal - October 29, 2014

There has been a significant rise in the number of cases of children ingesting the liquid in e-cigarettes, prompting poison experts at Public Health England to ...

The Banning of E-Cigarettes In London and New York
The Epoch Times (blog) - October 29, 2014

E-cigarettes have taken the world by storm in the recent years helping many people to quell their cigarette habit. Laws took a while to catch up with the times and ...

Rechargeable E-cigarette Sales Increased, Electronic Cigarette ...
PR.com (press release) - October 29, 2014

Richard, an analyst of Electronic Cigarette Union, thought that the market for rechargeable e-cigarette still remains strong. Lorillard Inc has released its new...

E-Cigarettes: A Helpful Tool To Quit Or Just A Load Of Hot Air?
Neon Nettle - October 29, 2014

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are now being banned in more and more places. 'E- smoking' is no longer allowed on any form of public transport and coffee ..

What Is Propylene Glycol? Fireball Whisky Recall Centers On ...
International Business Times - October 29, 2014

... and cosmetics, to create artificial smoke and fog, and is an ingredient in electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigs or e-cigarettes, among other applications.

Delay In Industry Consolidation Expected To Keep Altria Earnings ...
Trefis - October 29, 2014

The major contributor to this was the rollout of MarkTen brand of e-cigarettes across 60,000 retail stores in western U.S. However, the competitor, Vuze from ...

Richland School District Two approves $1.9 million for Ridge View ...
ColaDaily.com - October 29, 2014

... to its policies regarding tobacco use. Alternative cigarette products such as e-cigarettes now are prohibited on school grounds or at school-sponsored events.

Poll: Saskatoon's largest concert venues ban e-cigarettes
MetroNews Canada - October 28, 2014

Despite the fact Saskatoon's smoking bylaw has zero mention of electronic ... both TCU Place in Saskatoon's downtown and SaskTel Centre have banned the .

New rules for E-Cigarettes
Barbados Advocate - October 28, 2014

... promotion and sponsorship to ensure that manufacturers of the e-cigarette do not target youth and non-smokers or persons who do not currently use nicotine.

Macomb Township regulates E-cigarettes, gears up for sidewalk ...
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers - October 28, 2014

On Oct. 22, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees adopted an E-cigarette ordinance. The ordinance bans E-cigarette sales to minors and E-cigarette ...

San Marcos tightens e-cig rules
U-T San Diego - October 28, 2014

... that have banned the use of electronic cigarettes wherever traditional smoking is ... E-cigarettes don't create smoke, but rather vapor as they deliver nicotine to the ... should have tougher rules for e-cigarettes - including banning indoor use in ... "It concerns me only because the decision (to ban) is made out of ignorance ...

EDITORIAL: Electronic cigarettes are bad bet for kids
Pottstown Mercury - October 28, 2014

If adult smokers feel they are gaining ground in defeating the deadly habit by substituting e-cigarettes for the real thing, then they are welcome to do so. But children should be discouraged from smoking cigarettes of any kind even subliminally.

The Debrett's guide to modern manners revealed
Daily Mail - October 28, 2014

'As electronic cigarettes become more popular, so to do the number of enquiries that Debrett's receive on the device. 'The most pressing question is whether

E-cig, Vape Users Brace for FDA Regulations
Houston Press (blog) - October 28, 2014

The big companies have capital to certify their flavors and advertise mainstream e-cigarettes like Blu and NJOY, which pretty much taste like shit. Thomas ...

Crystal Lake considers e-cigarette restrictions
Suburban Life Publications - October 28, 2014

CRYSTAL LAKE - Crystal Lake's proposed ban on electronic-cigarette ... With no state ban on e-cigarette usage in place, Crystal Lake officials proposed banning use ... Crystal Lake outlaws smoking lounges and hookah lounges but vaping is ...

Experts Say That E-cigarettes Are Popular Among Teens
Youth Health Magzine - October 28, 2014

In Long Island's youth, health experts and even school officials attest to the increased number of teenagers using e-cigarettes. In fact, the purpose of e-cigarettes ...

Mohave County Assessor to make Planet Ranch presentation to ...
Today's News-Herald - October 28, 2014

County supervisors have cited the declining land on county tax rolls, arguing it increases the cost to taxpayers. ... Nicholson said local Indian tribes have transferred or applied to transfer into ... a piece, they diminish the percentage of land available (for taxes)," he said. ... Keep e-cigarettes out of Mohave County buildings (7) ...

Study shows twice as many teens using e-cigarettes
WSAU - October 27, 2014

RHINELANDER, Wis. (WXPR) -- A new report profiles a doubling of use of unregulated e-cigarettes among teenagers. E-cigarettes are a battery-powered ...

Peabody eyes indoor ban on electronic cigarettes
The Salem News - October 27, 2014

Under the revised city regulations, which are being pursued in the absence of state controls, the sale and use of e-cigarettes would be subject to all the same ...

Nova Scotia stokes industry frustration with e-cigarette legislation
Daily Business Buzz - October 27, 2014

John Haste of the Electronic Cigarette Trade Association, a national organization representing retailers and manufacturers of liquid e-cigarettes, called Health Minister Leo Glavine's crackdown a 'knee-jerk' reaction based on incomplete science. ...

The smoking lamp is out
The Register-Guard - October 27, 2014

Earlier this month, RAI CEO Susan Cameron urged the FDA to move faster to set regulations for e-cigarettes, which heat liquid nicotine to produce an inhalable ...

Electronic Cigarette Union: E-Cigarette Sales Volume Will Reach 45 Million
PR.com (press release) - October 27, 2014

An expert of the Electronic Cigarette Union, Bowen predicted that the profit margins for e-cigarettes will be boosted further with an increase in its sales, due to the ...

Should e-cigarettes be taxed in Arizona?
Tucson News Now - October 27, 2014

A $1 billion shortfall in the state budget by 2016 could be reason for state lawmakers to tax electronic cigarettes.

Over-regulation defeats the purpose of e-cigarettes
Baltimore Sun - October 27, 2014

In her commentary supporting heavy-handed restrictions on e-cigarette use, Interim City Health Commissioner Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey misses a central point about how and why e-cigarettes are so widely touted as a way to reduce the harm from smoking ("Regulate Baltimore's e-cigarettes," Oct. 22). By banning their use in public and indoor spaces, Baltimore would take away a competitive advantage that public health advocates should want e-cigarettes to have...

Macomb Township regulates E-cigarettes, gears up for sidewalk improvements
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers - October 27, 2014

On Oct. 22, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees adopted an E-cigarette ordinance. The ordinance bans E-cigarette sales to minors and E-cigarette possession by minors, according to Macomb Township Trustee Clifford Freitas. ...

Editorial: E-cigs and schools
The Daily News Online - October 27, 2014

For decades, schools have worked to discourage young people from smoking cigarettes, trying to keep them healthy. Today's youths know that tobacco smoke is ...

New law prohibits minors from purchasing, possessing e-cigarettes
Wilton Bulletin - October 26, 2014

A new law regarding electronic nicotine delivery systems and youth smoking prevention went into effect Oct. 1. Public Act No. 14-76 makes it illegal for a minor (under age 18) to buy or possess in public an electronic nicotine delivery system or vapor product known as e-cigarettes and for anyone to sell, give, or deliver one to a minor

Tempe's public e-cigarette ban rankles some as counterproductive
Arizona Daily Star - October 26, 2014

In August, Tempe became the first city in Arizona to pass an ordinance restricting the use of e-cigarettes, or e-cigs, in enclosed public areas including restaurants and bars. Despite the new limitations, Dewberry and others say Tempes e-cig industry isnt slowing down.

AIHA Cautions Against Indoor Use of Electronic Cigarettes
Occupational Health and Safety - October 26, 2014

It reviewed current scientific information and evaluated the effects of chemicals used in e-cigarettes and emitted from them. The paper indicated they can emit ...

Health Column: E-cigs trending among teens, experts say
Riverhead News Review - October 26, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-operated ... toxins and carbon monoxide delivered by conventional tobacco cigarettes. ... poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from just ... The little bottles are all bright in color, and they are cherry- and chocolate-flavored, she said.

E-cig company fires up rapid growth plan
RichmondBizSense - October 26, 2014

Its retail operation sells electronic cigarettes, the devices that heat liquid nicotine, known as juice, ... Avail also manufactures its own e-cigarette flavored liquid.

Fond du Lac County Board to vote on e-cigs
Fond du Lac Reporter - October 25, 2014

Fond du Lac County Executive Allen Buechel will present the 2015 budget and supervisors will vote on whether to prohibit e-cigarettes inside county buildings as part of the October meeting of the Fond du Lac County Board.

Does This Spell the End for the Electronic Cigarette?
Nasdaq - October 25, 2014

In addition, labeling an electronic cigarette as a tobacco product ensures that it stays out of the hands of minors. ... With industry growth already slowing and the industry possessing such small market share, electronic cigarettes' time may have ...

E-cigarettes in pharmacies
The Pharmaceutical Journal - October 24, 2014

I attended this year's Pharmacy Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 5-6 October 2014 ... flogging their e-cigarette products to attendees, many of whom are pharmacists. ... to give up smoking while at the same time promote the sale of e-cigarettes? My local Boots pharmacy has a display stand of e-cigarettes right next to the ...

Nova Scotia to ban use of e-cigarettes in indoor public places
Cape Breton Post - October 24, 2014

HALIFAX (CP) - The use of e-cigarettes would be banned from use in indoor ... the definition of smoke to deal with waterpipes and vapour from e-cigarettes.

Electronic Cigarette Retail Sales Will Jump Twice, Eletronic ...
PR.com (press release) - October 24, 2014

Phoenix, AZ, October 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Electronic cigarette sales are expected to increase 100% in the fourth quarter, along with an increasing of 135% ...

St. Charles looks to ban e-cigarettes indoors
Chicago Tribune - October 24, 2014

St. Charles officials are working to ban the use of electronic cigarettes from ... The ordinance proposes steeper fines for those caught smoking or vaping in a ...

E-Cig Ban Recieves First Reading
WUKY - October 24, 2014

Similar to the city's smoke-free ordinance, it would ban the use of e-cigs and similar nicotine delivery systems at the workplace and within public buildings.

E-cigarettes could still be dangerous, Harford health officials warn
Baltimore Sun - October 24, 2014

Harford County health officials warned residents that electronic cigarettes are just as bad as the real thing. Susan Kelly, director of the county's health ...

Holyoke debate between Republican state Sen. Don Humason ...
The Republican - masslive.com - October 24, 2014

... public transportation, Holyoke's Morgan School and whether the state should tax electronic cigarettes the same as regular ones (both said yes on that).

Forest Lake group to offer e-cig info for youth, parents
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - October 24, 2014

Information about electronic cigarettes and tobacco addiction will be provided by the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau in a session Nov. 3. "The goal is just to ...

New tobacco ordinance passed by Devils Lake City Commission
Devil's Lake Daily Journal - October 24, 2014

At that time, she proposed the idea of amending the local ordinance to prohibit the sale and use of electronic cigarettes for minors. After the proper language to ...

City to consider e-cigarettes in smoking ban
KHON2 - October 23, 2014

A city councilman wants to expand the smoking ban, to include e-cigs. ... A clear signal that e-cigs needed to be banned in other places as well according to the ...

Clearing up hazy fallacies about e-cigs: Front Burner
Orlando Sentinel - October 23, 2014

The reasons are understandable: vaping can mimic smoking, without the ... Yet some communities, including Orlando, have banned vaping in public areas. ... that an appropriate degree of government oversight is needed, like a federal ban on ...

E-cigarette businesses in Greeley await decision on future
Greeley Tribune - October 23, 2014

The concoction, made fresh in the store for use in an e-cigarette, is one of ... However, the future of the store is in limbo as the Greeley City ...

Thurso fire believed to have been caused by e-cigarette charger
Northern Times Ltd (uk) - October 23, 2014

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have issued advice to e-cigarette users following a fire in Thurso last night, believed to have been caused by an e-cigarette charger.

VIDEO: Are vapor cigs safer than smokes?: Front Burner
Orlando (FL) Sentinel - October 23, 2014

Smoking is cool again. At least, that is, when actors like Stephen Dorff do it, and, do it the smoking-hot trendy way of electronic cigarettes.

Extreme Vaporizers hit Ecigarette Market
EIN News (press release) - October 23, 2014

Statistically speaking, more women are trying e-cigs than men, and so a female-centric vaporizer has been long overdue in the industry, which to this point, has ...


OPINION: Why aviation should stub out e-cigarette threat
Flightglobal - October 23, 2014

Until now, the debate around electronic cigarettes has centred on their health credentials. While their makers - and many medical experts - claim they are a safe ...

Are eCigarettes a Fading Fad?
The Epoch Times - October 23, 2014

While government studies show that e-cigarette sales are, at the least, leveling off, some physicians are pointing to the dangers of using the devices because of ...

PCB to vote on Spring Break rules
The News Herald - October 22, 2014

The council at its regular meeting also is scheduled to revisit an ordinance that would ban the use of e-cigarettes on all city property where smoking is prohibited.

Electronic devices provide alternative to cigarettes
Times-Journal - October 22, 2014

The real question is are they a safe alternative to cigarettes? In an article written for WebMD, R. Morgan Griffin concluded that the nicotine e-cigarettes, is still ...

Bear River Board of Health considering e-cigarette regulations
The Herald Journal - October 22, 2014

With an increase in the number of people using e-cigarettes, the Bear River Board of Health is considering regulations regarding the devices...

Shop owners: Tempe ban on e-smoking in public spots not hurting ...
KTAR.com - October 22, 2014

He smoked for 25 years but hasn't picked up a cigarette since he started vaping. ... restricts access or the freedom to use the product is never good for business.

San Mateo County Supervisors Vote To Include E-Cigarettes In ...
CBS Local - October 22, 2014

Across California, Bigue said 26 jurisdictions prohibit smoking in multi-unit housing. In unincorporated areas of San Mateo County, the ban will extend to ...

San Mateo County bans smoking inside apartments, condos and ...
San Jose Mercury News - October 22, 2014

Smoking either tobacco or electronic cigarettes will be prohibited inside ... areas of San Mateo County under a ban approved 4-1 Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. ... In addition to banning smoking inside buildings with shared spaces, the ...

Regulate Baltimore's e-cigarettes
Baltimore Sun - October 22, 2014

If passed, Bill 14-0371 (Electronic Smoking Devices), which was recently heard ... This bill does not ban the personal and private use of electronic cigarettes but ...

Westminster, Mass. Could Ban All Tobacco Sales
halfwheel.com - October 22, 2014

Could Ban All Tobacco Sales ... town of Westminster is set to consider a more drastic proposal: banning tobacco and electronic smoking device sales altogether.

Selectmen in favor of raising e-cig purchasing age
Wicked Local Brookline - October 22, 2014

The Board of Selectmen supported a warrant article that would add e-cigarettes to the town's smoking bylaw, making it illegal for anyone under 21 years of age ...

City Council begins discussing e-cigarettes
Hastings Tribune - October 22, 2014

The growing popularity of electronic cigarettes has created both personnel and public policy challenges that the city of Hastings will address in coming months.

Editorial: Electronic cigarettes are bad bet for kids
The Delaware County Daily Times - October 22, 2014

The smoker inhales a puff of hot gas then exhales the propylene glycol vapor ... to see the FDA actually ban e-cigarettes because there is no doubt that nicotine ...

E-cig ban may go up in smoke
Clintonchronicle - October 22, 2014

Clinton City Council meetings are quick and efficient. Usually, there is little discussion before votes are taken. The more cynical observer might think council has ...

Buffalo's E-Cigarette Ordinance Passes First Read
Sheridan Media (press release) - October 22, 2014

Buffalo's E-Cigarette Ordinance Passes First Read ... city code to ban the sale of, possession, and use of electronic cigarettes by those under the age of 18.

E-cigarette legislation coming this fall
Truro Daily News - October 22, 2014

This means e-cigarettes couldn't be sold to anyone under the age of 19, would be banned for use in places listed in the Smoke-free Places Act and would see ...

Tot cheats death after e-cigarette exploded 'like a firework' inches from where he was playing
Irish Daily Mirror (ie) - October 22, 2014

Stunned mum Frankie Worthington said the explosion could have killed her son Alfie if a table hadn't acted as a shield and protected him from the blast...

Electronic Cigarettes Banned On London Transport Network
Breitbart News - October 22, 2014

Transport for London (TfL) implemented the ban by changing the conditions of ... E-cigarettes are seen as a safer alternative to smoking, but use of them is ...

Vape flavoring causes evacuation at Humble P.O.
Chron.com - October 22, 2014

Police said the substance was later determined to be cinnamaldehyde, an additive used as flavoring in electronic cigarettes. It had leaked from a broken packet ...

Wee-Cig Launches the "Wee Can Go All Night" Campaign on the ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release ) - October 22, 2014

Wee-Cig's "Wee-E" will be the flagship product launched in the sex ... company focused on being on the cutting edge of vaporization and electronic cigarettes.

E-cigarettes Sales Expected to Double, Electronic Cigarette Union ...
PR.com (press release) - October 22, 2014

E-cigarettes sales in the fourth quarter are expected to climb by 100% as the 2014 holiday shopping season is coming, according to an analysis of the Electronic ...

E-cigarettes are banned on all London public transport
ITV News - October 22, 2014

E-cigarettes have been banned on London buses. Smokers who switch to electronic devices are already prevented from using them on the tube. . Credit: PA.

CONLEY:Time for common sense e-cigarette r...
Washington Times - October 21, 2014

Forty-one states have adopted laws banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and Michigan's legislature has passed a ban that is awaiting ... They cannot bring themselves to craft a clean bill that bans sales to minors and does nothing more. ... and Drug Administration's goal of ending smoking-related diseases and deaths.

V2 Is the First E-Cigarette Brand to Offer Military Personnel and First ...
Marketwired (press release) - October 21, 2014

For first responders, ID.me adds a similar step in the point-of-sale process that ... VMR is the world's largest volume online retailer of electronic cigarettes, with ...

Stubbed out: Brits more hostile to e-cigarettes, new poll reveals
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru) - October 21, 2014

The data, collected by pollster YouGov and the Sunday Times, shows around 60 percent of Britons would like to see e-cigarette devices - that imitate real tobacco, but produce a generally harmless vapor - banned in public buildings.

Midland College updates e-cigarette policy
Midland Reporter-Telegram - October 21, 2014

Trustees approved a policy update to state that smoking, "including use of smokeless devices like electronic cigarettes," is prohibited except in designated ...

Regulate E-Cigs Sooner, Not Later
MedPage Today - October 21, 2014

E-cigarettes have the potential to eliminate consumption of combusted tobacco, but only when the FDA exercises "thoughtful" regulation of the products, authors ...

Daines goes after Curtis' oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal ...
Billings Gazette - October 21, 2014

On a question regarding federal regulation of electronic cigarettes and health policy, Daines said the federal government is "taking over more of our lives" and ...

Study Documents Significant Rise in E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in Poland ...
Newswise (press release ) October 21, 2014

Newswise - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has more than tripled among students in Poland, according to research led by Maciej ...

e-Cigs: Consensus or Controversy?
Medscape - October 21, 2014

Controversy over whether they help people stop smoking or perhaps provide a ... Their paper calls for government bans and restrictions on e-cig use until the ...

Banning e-cigarettes in the workplace
CIPD (blog) - October 21, 2014

E-cigarettes are used by many smokers as a substitute for tobacco products. ... including in the workplace, where traditional cigarettes are banned. ... The World Health Organisation's recommendations for a legal ban on the indoor use of ... currently covered by UK legislation which bans smoking in public places and may ...

Deerfield backs adding e-cigarettes to indoor smoking ban
Chicago Tribune - October 21, 2014

On Monday night, the village board considered the "first reading" of the new village law, which notes that e-cigarettes "remain unregulated at the federal level, ...

St. Charles on verge of e-cigarette ban
Chicago Daily Herald - October 21, 2014

St. Charles inched closer Monday to banning the use of e-cigarettes in all the ... caught smoking or vaping in a banned area or selling tobacco or e-cigarette ...

10.21.14: The Rise Of Vaping, Best & Worst Pumpkin Beers, & Old ...
New Hampshire Public Radio - October 21, 2014

... 2.5 billion dollar industry and is projected to reach 10 billion dollars in the next 3 years. On Today's show, we uncover the surprisingly complex vaping scene.

Senior center bars e-smokes
Sidney Daily News - October 21, 2014

... during its Oct. 10 meeting to disallow all smoking in the center's building. The new ruling specifically addressed a question about the use of e-cigarettes there.

City Council To Consider Ordinance On E-Cigarettes
Sheridan Media (press release ) October 21, 2014

The Buffalo City Council will introduce and discuss an Ordinance to ban sales and possession of electronic cigarettes to those under 18 years of age. Ordinance ...

Taipei eyes e-cig vendors
Taipei Times - October 20, 2014

Illegal e-cigarettes are widely available via online vendors, according to an investigation published yesterday by the Taipei City Government's Department of ...

E-cig bans in Warman, Martensville draw ire
Regina Leader-Post - October 20, 2014

New bylaws in Warman and Martensville banning e-cigarettes anywhere regular smoking isn't allowed have drawn criticism, but supporters say they are ...

E-cigarettes in the workplace
Lexology (registration) - October 20, 2014

While some people believe that smoking e-cigarettes is safer than smoking ... some form of usage ban in public places such as schools and government buildings. ... in Florida have enacted limited bans of e-cigarette use in certain public places. ... so far as to forbid the use of e-cigarettes everywhere that smoking is banned.

Chasing the facts about e-cigarette health risks
BU Today - October 20, 2014

Less than a decade ago, the e-cigarette was an obscure product marketed as a safe, tobacco-free alternative to conventional cigarettes by a single company in ...

Young Children and e-Cigarette Poisoning
Medscape - October 20, 2014

Electronic nicotine delivery systems include a variety of devices, such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), e-hookahs, and modified or tank-style devices.

Doctors Want Hollywood to Cancel E-Cigs
Physicians News Digest - October 20, 2014

"Electronic cigarettes should not be on television or in the movies," says Richard T. Bell, MD, a pulmonologist from Berks County, Pennsylvania and author of the ...

Are E-Cigarettes A Public Health Hazard Or The Key To Quitting ...
Huffington Post - October 20, 2014

Scientific studies showing that electronic cigarettes actually help people quit smoking are few and far between. But that isn't stopping many smokers, as well as a ...

Santa Monica Bans E-Cigarettes In All "No-Smoking" Places
Santa Monica Mirror - October 20, 2014

The Santa Monica City Council last week adopted a new law that treats electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes, the same as traditional cigarettes under its ...

County rules target e-cigs and smoking: Board of Supervisors ...
San Mateo Daily Journal - October 20, 2014

Smoking inside apartments and condominiums in the unincorporated areas of ... the past under a proposed ban coming before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. ... With the county having already established smoking controls like banning it ...

Unknown risks of e-cigarettes marketed to youth
Billings Gazette - October 20, 2014

RiverStone Health, as the Yellowstone County Health Department, is concerned about glamorizing e-cigarettes, which use tobacco-derived products and are ...

Clinton City Council cool on expanding smoking ban to electronic ...
Clintonchronicle - October 20, 2014

Clinton City Council cool on expanding smoking ban to electronic cigarettes ... been no court challenge in South Carolina because no city has banned electronic ...

GLANTZ: Nicotine and ultrafine particles: Reasons to worry about e-cig-induced heart attacks
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - October 20, 2014

by design e-cigarettes expose users to nicotine in an aerosol of ultrafine particles that also have direct bilogical effects, particularly on the cardiovascular system and lungs. Holly Middlekauff and collegaues just published an excellent review on the

GLANTZ: Intensive e-cig users more likely to quit cigs, intermittent users less likely to expect to quit in next year
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - October 20, 2014

there was a suggestion that the intensive users were using them because of health concerns compared to the other groups. This may explain why the intensive users were more successful at quitting smoking. It may be that the intensive users were replacing

'By Any Rational Means'
CSPnet.com - October 20, 2014

Warning labels on e-cigarettes that concede health issues and that they are not ... Lab analysis conducted by the FDA showing that e-cigarette "cartridges that ...

New York City Proposes to Include E-Cigarettes in Flavor Ban
Tobacco Law blog- Troutman Sanders LLP - October 19, 2014

The New York City Council has recently proposed a measure that would prohibit so-called "characterizing flavors" in e-cigarettes. The move would subject vapor products to the existing ban on "characterizing flavors" in all tobacco products, which only a...

For public health, let them vape cake
New York Daily News - October 19, 2014

New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Queens) wants to ban ... They think vaping leads to smoking, and they assume any flavor other than ...

COLUMN: Getting the vapors over e-cigarettes
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - October 19, 2014

E-cigarettes do not emit smoke; the user inhales nicotine vapor -- hence the term "vaping." ... e-cigarettes, including banning sales to minors and requiring health warning ... It's eerily reminiscent of Iowa's laughable smoking ban in all bars and ...

Starbucks has banned e-cigarettes after health worries
Metro Café (uk) - October 19, 2014

Starbucks has confirmed it has banned electronic cigarettes after a World Health Organisation report said the product touted as a healthy alternative smoking may have hidden dangers. This is bad news for more than two million people in the UK who use el

Pubs, restaurants, hotels and coffee chains ban e-cigarettes even as experts insist they are acting on bad advice from the WHO
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk) - October 19, 2014

Bans come after UN health body advised curbs on indoor use and ads Addiction experts say the WHO findings are riddled with errors British Medical Association supports bans in line with no-smoking policy…

E-cigarettes: Public health hazard or key to quit smoking?
Fox News - October 19, 2014

Scientific studies showing that electronic cigarettes actually help people quit smoking are few and far between. But that isn't stopping many smokers, as well as a few experts, from giving e-cigarettes the benefit of the doubt.

Politicians mostly mute when asked about looming Alabama budget ...
Anniston Star - October 18, 2014

But smokers are increasingly turning to electronic cigarettes, which aren't subject to the same tax. Dial isn't ready to endorse the e-cigarette tax, but he said that ...

The X Factor: Simon Cowell banned from sparking up on set
Metro Café (uk) - October 18, 2014

Simon Cowell has been presented with a special leather e-cigarette after being banned from smoking in The X Factor during ad breaks...His sidekicks Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, 31, and Mel B's substitute fags have been decorated to match their personalities…

New e-cig laws generate debate
Warrington Guardian - October 17, 2014

"It is highly likely that e-cigarettes are safer than tobacco cigarettes, but until we have ... He added: "By replacing a traditional cigarette with an e-cigarette you aren't ... refutes GP's claims and warns TV advertising could lead to more customers ...

Limiting Sales of E-Cigs in Austria 'Unenforceable' and Not Evidence Based
Breitbart News - October 17, 2014

E-cigarettes and paraphernalia will only be sold in tobacconists in Austria, thanks to ... e-cigarette and vaping stores, have slammed the move as unenforceable. ... an amendment to the Tobacco Monopoly Law, and will state that e-cigarettes plus ... and so advertising, marketing, sponsorship, and sales of e-cigarettes should ...

The Pentagon contract that could shape EHRs for years to come ...
Politico - October 17, 2014

EFFECT OF ASTROTURFING ON PUBLIC HEALTH CAMPAIGNS: A new study published by the Journal of Medical Internet Research explains that while issues like Chicagos strict e-cig policy get a lot of traction on social media, a lot of it came from astroturfing. This practice involves a corporation creating an online identity that appears to be a grassroots organization. When the Chicago Department of Public Health tweeted about the dangers of e-cigs, it was met with 609 responses opposing the policy (out of 683 total responses). According to the report, Approximately 14 percent of the tweets used an account or included elements consistent with astroturfing. Relatively few of the negative tweets came from the Chicago area, the report said

E-cigarettes: Public health hazard or key to quit smoking?
Fox News - October 17, 2014

Scientific studies showing that electronic cigarettes actually help people quit smoking are few and far between. But that isn't stopping many smokers, as well as a few experts, from giving e-cigarettes the benefit of the doubt. A new controversial opinion piece goes so far as to suggest that e-cigarettes could bring about the "demise" of traditional smokes, and save thousands of lives in ...

E-cigarettes: to smoke or not to smoke
The Lawyer - October 17, 2014

Despite their obvious annoyance, no-one challenged the e-smoker. Did they know what the vapour was? Did they assume it was harmless? Could they object are people able to smoke e-cigarettes indoors, on trains or at work? We are being asked this question more and more often in the context of employer obligations. Can employees smoke e-cigarettes in the workplace and what can ...

E-Cigarettes in the Workplace
JD Supra (press release) - October 17, 2014

Employers should be aware of the new electronic cigarette fad, and the need to address workplace policies accordingly. Electronic cigarettes, also known as ...

Dad died from heart attack after e-cigarette exploded next to oxygen tank
The Mirror - October 17, 2014

David Thomson had left his electronic cigarette charging when the battery exploded, igniting the piping leading to his oxygen cylinder ... A seriously-ill father died from a heart attack as he rushed to his e-cigarette which had exploded next to his oxygen cylinder, an inquest heard.

World Health Organisation calls for urgent probe into e-cigarettes
The Voice of Russia - October 17, 2014

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling for a global investigation into the control and prevention of e-cigarettes. A WHO survey, revealed at its ...

Are e-cigarettes safe?
Citizens Voice - October 17, 2014

Instead of inhaling smoke from e-cigarettes, the user inhales this vapor. ... or the thousands of other substances in tobacco smoke that can cause cancer. ... This is probably, at least in part, because of e-cigarette advertising aimed at teens.

Phillip Morris May Enter E-Cigarette Market
WBUR - October 17, 2014

Since electronic cigarettes were introduced in 2003, they have grown in popularity as an alternative to tobacco products. However, there may be new competition coming to the market as cigarette giant Phillip Morris patent for Heat Sticks, a smart e-cigarette that uses heated tobacco, has been approved. Unlike other e-cigarettes that use liquid nicotine to create a tobacco-flavored vapor, Heat Sticks contain real tobacco that will heat up to a maximum of 660 degrees Fahrenheit, similar to a pipe.

Ask the vet's pets: Electronic cigarettes can cause nicotine poisoning in pets
Reading Eagle - October 17, 2014

Daisy responds: Actually, the liquid nicotine in electronic cigarettes is more toxic to pets and children than tobacco, which is dangerous enough. Tobacco tastes ...

BHS officials share concerns, raise awareness about vaping at school
The Batavian - October 17, 2014

That isn't an epidemic by any means, but it is a cause for concern and he thinks the local community, and particularly parents and students, should be more aware of some of the possible negative consequences of vaporizers, also known as e-cigarettes.

Concern Grows About E-Cigs and Dangerous Vapes [VIDEO]
WKBW-TV - October 17, 2014

The district says students are sneaking e-cigs into school, and hiding them in bathroom ceiling tiles. The school has banned e-cigs from campus entirely.

Students combat "Vaping" in Fairport
13WHAM-TV - October 16, 2014

A lot of the kids would be able to use their e-cigs right there in class. Hide it in their sleeve, hide it in their textbook and teachers would never know," says Fairport ...

Santa Monica bans e-cigarettes in public places
Los Angeles Times - October 16, 2014

Two existing vapor bars will be exempt from new ban on in-store smoking Starting Nov. 14, e-cigarettes will be banned in public places and retailers will need a license

New state laws take effect
Fairfield Sun - October 16, 2014

Laws affecting residents who live on private roads, how hospitals advise patients of their status, restricting e-cigarette sales and increasing fines for robo calls ...

Rehoboth touts success of summer smoking ban
Cape Gazette - October 16, 2014

The city banned smoking on the beach, Boardwalk and at the Bandstand, ... discussed banning electronic cigarettes when the smoking ban first came up, but ...

E-Cigarette business blows into Clay County
Clay Today Online - October 16, 2014

With smelly smoke also missing, the environment is more likely to be compared to an airspace filled with ... I disagree, but I stand with them in banning the sale to minors and I'm with them in prohibiting it wherever cigarette smoking is banned.

Electronic cigarette use might not be as safe as you think
LocalNews8.com - October 16, 2014

He also believes they might be appealing to nonsmokers because of the different flavors that are offered. He wants to warn parents to be extra cautious to make ...

Council bans use of e-cigarettes
Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch - October 16, 2014

As of Tuesday evening, the Sleepy Eye City Council banned electronic cigarette use in indoor public places in Sleepy Eye - every place that smoking is ...

The market goes up in vapor
Reno News & Review - October 16, 2014

Those who advocate bans against tobacco use usually acknowledge that e-cigs are not ... The USC Institute for Global Health, for example, wants them banned until 40 or 50 ... The FDA has used this one ban to justify its lengthy, hugely expensive ... The rationale for banning second-hand tobacco smoke is largely based on ...

BHS officials share concerns, raise awareness about vaping at school
The Batavian - October 16, 2014

E-cigarettes were developed as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes. They were designed to be nicotine delivery devices, but without the health consequences of ...

Councilwoman proposes e-cigarette tax to help fund Philly schools
Newsworks.org - October 16, 2014

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown said she'd like the city to tax the nicotine-based fluid used in electronic cigarettes and other accessories to help the ...

Opponent to keeping Colfax School open objects to $2 million transfer
Tribune-Review - October 16, 2014

The board is also slated to vote on policy amendments that would add electronic cigarettes and other such "vapor" products to polices prohibiting the use of ...

E-cigarette ingredients are suspect
The Tennessean - October 16, 2014

I truly do not understand how someone can go into one of these "vapor shops" and purchase the fluid that goes into e-cigarettes. They do not care if it is from ...

Trustees approve ban of electronic vaporizing devices
Alvarado Star - October 16, 2014

On Monday, the AISD school board broadened the ban on the use of ... "We expect all adults to model an attitude of anti-smoking for our students, many of whom ...

Ban could be placed for e-cigs
Advance Titan - October 16, 2014

The original recommendation to ban the use of e-cigarettes came from the UW ... "The only problem I see with banning the use of these is that it was created in ... also not a factor in e-cigarettes which is a very long lasting side effect of smoking ...

NEJM Perspective: "The FDA, E-Cigarettes, and the Demise of ...
HealthCanal.com - October 16, 2014

WASHINGTON - The popularity of E-cigarettes could lead to the "demise" of cigarette smoking and save thousands of lives, but not until they are proven safe ...

Dangers of Vaping
Wink News - October 15, 2014

Cynthia Cabrera is with the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association says "there are all kinds of different vapor products out there that people would classify ...

Doctors warn of connection between e-cigarettes and asthma
WCBD - October 15, 2014

Dr. Andrew Davidson, Charleston Allergy & Asthma, "E-cigarettes generally contain nicotine, but they don't have the tar that you get from lighting up and smoking ...

Vaporizer smoking subject of possible policy revision
The Star-Ledger - October 15, 2014

Based on the latest smoking fad, a North Hunterdon-Voorhees board ... clarify the board policy on banned substances to include the district policy on electronic ...

Special license proposed for LV 'smoking' lounges
Las Vegas Review-Journal - October 15, 2014

Dozens of area businesses sell one such product as-yet unapproved by the FDA: Electronic cigarettes, the liquid nicotine-vaporizing tobacco alternative that ...

E-cigs folded into existing smoking ordinance
OCRegister - October 15, 2014

Thomas Hanscome holds his electronic cigarette. At the bottom, there is a battery pack and attached to a cartomizer. Instead of burning tobacco, electronic ...

Howells Legal: E-cigarettes - a burning issue?
Southwales Evening Post - October 15, 2014

From a legal perspective, e-cigarettes are not covered by smoke-free legislation in ... Implementing an outright ban of the use of e-cigarettes could be seen as ...

Should pharmacies sell electronic cigarettes?
The Pharmaceutical Journal - October 15, 2014 (United Kingdom)

As the UK sees the massive growth of vapers, the e-cigarette industry and pharmacy leaders debate the merits of selling e-cigarettes in pharmacies at the ...

Thailand Bans Import Of Hookahs, e-Cigarettes
Leadership Newspapers - October 15, 2014

The Ministry of Public Health's Department of Disease Control asked for the ban after the smoking devices appeared for sale on the internet and at local …

Senators Call on FDA to Protect Consumers by Adopting Stronger ...
PoliticalNews.me (press release) - October 15, 2014

"Media reports have recently highlighted that in the absence of a clear federal standard, e-cigarette manufacturers owned by big tobacco companies are ...

Vuse Jumps to No. 1
CSPnet - October 15, 2014

NEW YORK -- Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog has not been shy in predicting that Big Tobacco was set to enter the world of electronic cigarettes in a big way, ...

2014 NACS Show Tobacco Beat
CSPnet.com - October 15, 2014

Longtime leaders in the e-cig game like Lorillard's blu and NJOY showcased updates to their existing electronic cigarette brands, which promised better battery ...

Vaping for Tax Freedom
National Review - October 15, 2014

But recently, public-health do-gooders have found a new target for tax increases: e-cigarettes and vapor products. This new fight has exposed the movement for ...

Santa Monica Bans Public E-Cigarette Use
CBS Local - October 15, 2014

In store smoking at vapor bars will also be banned. ... 13. Santa Monica now joins the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills in banning public e-cigarette use.

Council reluctant on beach e-cig ban
West Hawaii Today - October 15, 2014

The Hawaii County Council is ready to ban the use of electronic cigarettes inside county buildings. But a council committee, after extensive debate Tuesday, said ...

Ashland health board OKs restrictions on tobacco, e-cigs
Wicked Local - October 15, 2014

The board also passed a regulation banning the use of the use of e-cigarettes in any area where smoking is prohibited. Both regulations go into effect Jan. 1.

NYC Looks to Ban Flavored E-Cigs
CSPnet.com - October 15, 2014

... researcher Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, who found that adults using flavored e-cigarettes are more likely to be smoke-free than those using tobacco flavors.

Learning about Ebola
Sidney Daily News - October 15, 2014

Discussed the electronic cigarette situation in the city. After learning that Councilman Ed Hamaker would vote no on an ordinance banning e-cigarettes from city ...

More information about the newest trend of electronic cigarettes
TriCities.com - October 15, 2014

I mentioned in last week's article that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are gaining in popularity, especially among our young people. It's an exploding ...

New smoking regs on tap; includes e-cigs
Terrell Tribune - October 15, 2014

Other provisions of the update include: bars in restaurants would change from no restrictions to designated smoking areas with separate ventilation; ...

 


Cris Medina returns to city council, ready to clean up 'mess'
KSAT San Antonio - October 14, 2014

He wants to champion a city ordinance prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and address a growing list of constituent concerns. He's also anxiously ...

Board Supports Outside the Classroom Initiative
Cibola County Beacon - October 14, 2014

For example, Toivanen reported the first steps were, "The principles did bring forth the concerns they are seeing more electronic cigarettes. They felt our current ...

UPDATE: Sleepy Eye Passes E-Cigarettes Ordinance
KEYC - October 14, 2014

... an ordinance at tonight's meeting that will ban smoking E-Cigarettes in public ... coincide with the Minnesota Clean Air act, which prohibits smoking indoors.

Doctor Says E-Cigs Are Poisoning Children
WLNS - October 14, 2014

(WLNS) - They don't smell bad and they make you blow out water vapor instead of cigarette smoke. So why are e-cigarettes becoming more dangerous to ...

News at Nine, October 14
The Kaleo - October 14, 2014

The policy is part of the state's effort to keep public locations and workplaces smoke-free as tests show that vapors from e-cigarettes contain nicotine, toxic ...

Up in smoke
The Garden Island (Lihue, HI) - October 14, 2014

Some people are in favor of a new policy which prohibits electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, use in state government buildings. "I think it's good," said Leong Lim, a state worker. "I don't smoke, but I don't like the smell (e-cigarettes) emit."

Santa Monica approves e-smoking restrictions
Los Angeles Times - October 14, 2014

The Santa Monica ordinance also follows similar ordinances adopted in Los Angeles ... ordinance, vaping will be treated just like traditional cigarette smoking.

Dr. K: Safety of e-cigarettes unknown
Greenville Daily Reflector - October 14, 2014

Q I caught my son and his friends smoking e-cigarettes. My son tells me I have no reason to worry, and that they're safer than regular cigarettes. What exactly are ...

E-cigarettes: the evidence on benefits and risks
Full Fact - October 14, 2014

Second-hand inhalation of the vapor is also considered to be safer than in the case of secondhand inhalation of smoke, with campaigning charity Action on ...

[Isle of Man] Electronic cigarettes banned from buildings of one government department
Isle of Man Newspapers (uk) - October 14, 2014

The Department of Health and Social Care announced its decision today. The policy comes in to force with immediate effect and follows the publication of a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) earlier this summer. The report, which examined the

Scottish Borders pupils hit by school e-cigarette ban
BBC Online - October 14, 2014

Pupils have been disciplined and had e-cigarettes confiscated since a ban was introduced in Borders schools earlier this year, it has emerged. A total of seven students have had the devices taken off them.

Thailand bans import of water pipes, electronic cigarettes
CTV News - October 14, 2014

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's Cabinet has approved a ban on the import of ... The use of baraku is still legal in areas where smoking is allowed. Cambodia in February banned the import, sale and promotion of e-cigarettes and shisha ...

Comment: The right to vape
SBS - October 14, 2014

Smoking e-cigarettes has evolved into a sport, a subculture, and a political .... when laws come down on vapers-like the ban on vaping in public places passed ...

As e-cigarette industry booms, liquid nicotine exposure among children spikes
Associated Press - October 14, 2014

More than 2,700 people have called poison control this year to report an exposure to liquid nicotine, over half of those cases in children younger than 6, according to national statistics. The number shows a sharp rise from only a few hundred total cases

Don't let Big Tobacco crush e-cigarettes
ErieTVNews - October 14, 2014

Editor's note: Oliver Kershaw is the founder and CEO of E-cigarette Forum. He is also a co-founder of Vaping.com and the E-Cigarette Summit, which aims to ...

Step Aside E-Cigarettes... Make Way For Vape
Seeking Alpha - October 14, 2014

The CEO of Lorillard (NYSE:LO) recently gave a boost to vaping, claiming "a vaporizer could deliver superior consumer experience at better value" than e-cigs.

Pharmacy regulator supports joint approach to culture of openness
The Pharmaceutical Journal - October 14, 2014

... a potentially useful product for smokers · Illustration of e-cigarette. Compulsory regulation of electronic cigarettes could spoil a safe substitute for smoking.

Kershaw: FDA, get it right on e-cigarettes
4029tv - October 14, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering how to best regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products. While some regulation is needed, the ...

CVS almost pulled more than tobacco products off its shelves
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com - October 14, 2014

CVS stores do not carry or plan to sell e-cigarettes. When the news broke, the decision was hailed by American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society, ...

5 things you should probably know before vaping
News24 - October 14, 2014

It's already a new trend and e-cigarettes are all the rage. But what do we really know about those electronic pleasure sticks (get your mind out of the gutter)?

What every business should know E-cigarettes.
Safety Sign Supplies (blog) - October 14, 2014

There is of course a risk that in the long term E-cigarette advertising will glamourise ... E-cigarettes don't contain tobacco so they aren't covered by the current UK ...

Huffing and Puffing
Baltimore City Paper - October 14, 2014

A bill to restrict the use of vapor products, often called "electronic cigarettes" and "e-cigs," is before the Baltimore City Council, prompting a well-attended Oct. 7 ...

Pittsford rolls out unwelcome mat for certain shops
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - October 14, 2014

They say nothing of vape shops, which specialize in tobacco-free e-cigarettes and accessories and have popped up in Greece, Penfield, Fairport and Webster in ...

School forced to evacuate after e-cigarette explodes
London Evening Standard - October 14, 2014

Firefighters were called to Wyvil Primary School in Lambeth, south London, at 9.45am after the small room was engulfed by flames. Investigators believe the device was being charged through a computer using the wrong type of adapter. …

3 rescued from York blaze - e-cig may be to blame
York Press - October 14, 2014

THREE people have been rescued after a kitchen fire at their York home - probably caused by an e-cigarette which was charging. The trio, who were all taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, may have been saved by a smoke alarm at the property…

E-cigarettes' popularity brings shops to Midland
EagleFordTexas.com - October 13, 2014

Midland College has had smoking restrictions in place for 20 years - smoking is limited to ... to smoke. "I could see where businesses would (ban e-cigarettes).

Fire marshal concerned over e-cigarettes on planes
Aurora Sentinel - October 13, 2014

E-cigarettes generally are lithium-ion battery-powered devices that can heat up ... airplane regulations for e-cigarettes to the U.S. Department of Transportation, ...

Smoker's legs are nearly torn off after e-cigarette EXPLODES 'like a grenade'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk) - October 13, 2014

48-year-old spent nine days in hospital after metal showered his limbs Doctors treating him likened his injuries to gun shot wounds Mr Aspinall, who nearly lost his flat, will need three years of skin grafts

Loyola Law professor calls for more legal controls on e-cigs
WWL First News - October 13, 2014

Sokol says the e-cigs are particularly dangerous when marketed toward children. "And there's lots of evidence that that's what the industry is currently doing.

Marijuana "Wax" Finds Its Way In To Local School
WCTV - October 13, 2014

A local vaping store says putting wax in e-cigarettes could be dangerous for users. "I don't agree with what they're doing with the product, It's not what it's made ...

Home " E-cigarette maker plans public offering up to $150M
Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription) - October 13, 2014

Electronic Cigarettes International Group, or ECIG, is an over-the-counter stock with a market capitalization of $325.85 million as of October 13, 2014. Photo via ...

e-Cigarettes Have Secondhand Adverse Effects
Medical Tribune - October 13, 2014

Almost one-third of adverse-event reports for e-cigarettes are related to secondhand exposure, according to a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analysis. The numbers are increasing, and complaints are consistent with airway irritation, nicotine expos

Markey: Ban e-cigarettes on airplanes
The Hill (blog) - October 13, 2014

"Until this fire is fully investigated by the FAA, the agency should consider banning e-cigarettes from the cargo holds of passenger planes before tragedy strikes.".

Brown and Crouppen talks e-Cigarettes
KSDK - October 13, 2014

Missouri and Illinois recently passed laws banning the sale of e-cigarettes to children ... been touted as an incredibly powerful tool in helping smokers kick the habit. ... There is no advertising ban on them (cigarette ads have been banned from ...

Seven Things Every Poker Spectator Should Know
PokerNews.com - October 13, 2014

That being said, I met very few poker players who weren't current or ex-smokers, so it was appropriate NJOY - a vaping company - sponsored the event.

E-cigarettes - the slow way to poison yourself?
News24 - October 13, 2014

While the much lower levels of nicotine in e-cigarette vapour don't cause acute ... The report doesn't slam e-cigarettes completely though, conceding this is "an ...

Doctors criticise new advertising rules that allow celebrities to endorse e-cigarettes
British Medical Journal - October 13, 2014
http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g6180

…a decision allowing celebrity endorsements and free samples to be given, which they say could undermine efforts to quit smoking. Also, companies will be allowed to advertise e-cigarettes on television and actually show the devices, which they have not …

Electronic cigarettes banned in Hawaii state buildings
Honolulu Star Advertiser - October 13, 2014

e-cigarettes are prohibited from use in any enclosed or partially enclosed area such as offices, lobbies, lanai, interior courtyards, patios, covered walkways, and 20 feet from entrances, exits, windows that can be opened, and ventilation intakes that se

Kona councilor pushes e-cig beach ban
Maui News - October 13, 2014

KAILUA-KONA (AP) - Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers would be banned ... last month added e-cigarettes to smoking bans in state workplaces and buildings.

New Policy on E-Cigs to Mirror Regular Cigarette Ban
Big Island Now - October 13, 2014

The policy to regulate the use of the cigarettes, also known as electronic smoking devices or e-cigarettes, went into effect this month as part of the State of Hawai'i's commitment to keep workplaces and public locations smoke-free.

Scottish Government considering ban on e-cigarettes
Austrian Tribune - October 12, 2014

E-cigarettes are often marketed as safer alternative to smoking and have been used by many former smokers. There is currently no age limit for e-cigarettes but experts have said that there will be stricter controls on the sale of the e-cigarettes. Scottish Government has outlawed smoking by drivers in their own car in the presence of a child. Ministers are considering reforms surrounding tobacco and electronic cigarettes and e-cigarettes might soon be banned for those under the age of 18 years.

Hot Debates to Watch This Week
VoiceofOC - October 12, 2014

A large electronic billboard could soon be headed to the 22 freeway in Garden Grove. The city is also considering an ordinance to allow electronic reader boards and an ordinance banning the use of e-cigarettes where tobacco also is not allowed.

Kona council member wants e-cigs banned from beaches
Hawaii News Now - October 12, 2014

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii County Council member Dru Kanuha is proposing to ban electronic cigarettes and vaporizers from county beaches, parks and facilities.

Kona council member wants electronic cigarettes banned from county beaches, parks
The Tribune - October 12, 2014

Kanuha is sponsoring a bill that is scheduled to be reviewed Tuesday by the council's Public Safety and Mass Transit Committee, West Hawaii Today (http://is.gd/7xmK4Q) reported. The public can comment on the measure at the afternoon meeting at the West Hawaii Civic Center.

Sleepy Eye City Council Could Pass Measure Limiting E-Cig Usage
KEYC - October 12, 2014
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The Sleepy Eye City Council is expected to consider a measure this week which would ban electronic cigarettes indoors. Essentially, the ordinance would ...

McCormack challenges attorney general's priorities in race
Barre Montpelier Times Argus - October 12, 2014

I find it frustrating that the attorney general believes that tobacco is the Number One preventable health threat in the state of Vermont, he said. To my mind, if you are the person in charge of law enforcement you need to be focused on the opiate epidemic rather than menthol cigarettes, rather than sugary beverages, rather than electronic cigarettes and flavorings and stuff like that. I think that interests the attorney general and is easier to attack.

My Marijuana Overdose: Edibles are tricky, but consumers are not as helpless as Maureen Dowd implies
Reason - October 11, 2014

During a recent trip to Colorado, I sat on the cold hard floor of my hotel bathroom in the middle of the night, thinking about Maureen Dowd. The New York Times columnist had been widely mocked for eating too much marijuana-infused chocolate, which left her "curled up in a hallucinatory state for the next eight hours." And not in a good way. My own marijuana overdose was not nearly so dramatic. But I clearly had eaten one sour gummy candy too many. Vape pens look like e-cigarettes and generate only a faint, quickly dissipating cannabis odor, so they can be used more discreetly than a joint or pipe.

Kiwanian speakers target Tetelestai House, tobacco use
Harrison Daily - October 11, 2014

She addressed the new trend of electronic smoking or e-cigarettes as being equally detrimental as conventional smoking. But most important is the fact that ...

The risks that e-cigarettes hold
The Hindu - October 11, 2014

In recent years the global electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) industry has evolved into a $3-billion business with 466 brands: there was only one manufacturer in 2005. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), of which e-cigarettes are the most common prototype, are battery-powered devices that use electricity to aerosolise a nicotine-containing fluid for inhalation. Nicotine is addictive and is not harmless. But as ENDS are not made from tobacco leaves, they have largely escaped regulation. The global growth of ENDS represents an evolving frontier filled with both promise and threat for tobacco control. There is a need to regulate the use of ENDS to maximise their potential and minimise health threats.

Can I vape on vacation? The answer is cloudy
CNBC - October 11, 2014

Although its rules don't explicitly spell it out, the Department of Transportation believes the existing ban on smoking on domestic and international flights of U.S. and foreign air carriers is sufficiently broad to include a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes. "We are finalizing a rule that will address whether we should amend the existing regulatory text to explicitly ban use of electronic cigarettes aboard commercial airline flights. DOT expects the final rule will be published in the Federal Register in early 2015," an agency spokesperson said via email.

Democrats urging FDA to tightly regulate e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
WKRC TV Cincinnati - October 11, 2014

Democrats urging FDA to tightly regulate e-cigarettes ... are urging the Food and Drug Administration to require stronger warning labels for e-cigarettes. Senator ...

Regulators considering new ad standards for e-cigarettes
Irish Independent - October 11, 2014

Assistant CEO of the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland Orla Twomey says the organisation is doing a complete review of the advertising code "which we do every five years or so". "One of the decisions that we need to make is do we introduce specific rules for e-cigarettes or whether we leave the current guidelines," she said...

The Future E-Cig Comes With An Internet Connection -- And Real Tobacco
Gizmodo Australia - October 11, 2014

Cigarettes high-tech makeover hasnt stopped with vapings souped-up mods and flavored liquid nicotine. Theres a new sort of quasi e-cig thats electronically heated, but still contains tobacco. And soon it could be internet-enabled too.

First e-cig TV adverts from next month will not be allowed to target young people and feature actors who look under 25
Daily Mail - October 10, 2014

The first TV commercials showing electronic cigarettes will be shown from November 10, it was announced yesterday...

FLCC trustees to consider barring e-cigs
Victor Post - October 10, 2014

HOPEWELL As federal and state lawmakers grapple with electronic-cigarette regulations, Finger Lakes Community College policymakers are considering campus regulations of their own. During its November meeting, the FLCC Board of Trustees will vote for or against the inclusion of e-cigarettes to its current smoking and tobacco use policy.

Senators to FDA: Stronger warning labels needed for e-cigarettes
The Hill (blog) - October 10, 2014

In FDA's proposed 'deeming regulation,' the agency includes a warning label for e-cigarettes that does not adequately warn consumers on the known dangers ...

Industry: E-cig warning labels 'premature'
The Hill - October 10, 2014

Discouraging the use of smoke-free, tobacco-free e-cigarettes would therefore impede the senators' goal of reducing the toll of tobacco....

Smoke sale, use regulations in effect Feb. 2
Wicked Local North Andover - October 10, 2014

After a year of debate and discussion, the North Andover Board of Health agreed to adopt new regulations for the sale of smoking products and paraphernalia in town. The board voted unanimously to adopt new regulations for "the sale and use of tobacco and nicotine delivery products" at its Sept. 29 meeting. The bylaw also forbids the establishment of hookah lounges and smoking bars within town, although applicants could apply for a waiver from the board. The use of electronic cigarettes, called vaping, is also forbidden in all spaces where smoking is prohibited. ...

Rochester Hills adopts e-cigarette ban for minors
The Daily Tribune - October 10, 2014

Rochester Hills is now officially the latest Oakland County community to have a ban on e-cigarettes after its city council unanimously approved an ordinance regulating the sale to and possession by minors.

Newark council considers expanding city's smoking ban
The Star-Ledger - October 10, 2014

Newarks smokers may soon find themselves with fewer places to light up. Newark's municipal council is considering a resolution that would ban people from smoking in city parks and other recreational facilities. The legislation also expands the definition of smoking to include electronic cigarettes and hookah, water pipes used to smoke flavored tobacco. "Right now there ...

West Shore School District considers vaping, e-cigarette ban for students
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com - October 9, 2014

The Middletown Area School District recently revised its policy for community smoking and tobacco, prohibiting e-cigarettes, vaping and related paraphernalia ...

Commission considers tobacco, e-cigarette changes
Columbia Daily Tribune - October 9, 2014

While the citys Substance Abuse Advisory Commission considers whether to support ordinance changes to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21, supporters of the measure say the decision shouldnt be based on economics.

PCB Council balks at e-cigarette ban
The News Herald - October 9, 2014

PANAMA CITY BEACH - E-cigarette smoking in city buildings and some park areas still will be allowed after the City Council on Thursday decided not to move forward with an ordinance that would have banned it. Panama City Beach Councilwoman Josie Stranges motion to pass the ordinance on first reading received no second...

Guest view: Protect our youth now
Gilroy Dispatch - October 9, 2014

As one small town in California, we may not have the financial resources or political power to change the tobacco industrys marketing practices toward youth. However, we do have the power to stem the flow of cigarettes to our youth through illegal sales. And we have the responsibility to do so as well. ... has even moved toward promoting candy, mint and liquor flavored tobacco products, including little cigars/cigarillos, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes.

Opinion: E-cigarettes better than traditional smoking; more standardization, research needed
Kansas State Collegian - October 9, 2014

E-cigarettes are the new wave in smoking. Known as vaping, you dont really smoke the e-cig, but rather inhale vapors from the cartridge. It is thought to be the safe alternative to smoking or a method of helping smokers quit, ideas that advertisers use to reach 24 million people below the level smoking age.

Senators call for stronger warning labels on e-cigarettes
ConsumerAffairs - October 9, 2014

... e-cigarette manufacturers owned by big tobacco companies are beginning to ... to include provisions that would limit youth access to the addictive products.

National Vapers Club Inc. Changes Ownership
EIN News (press release) - October 9, 2014

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, October 9, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The Board of Directors of National Vapers Club Inc. and its former president and owner, Spike Babaian, announced that Babaian has transferred all interest in the company to the present board of directors who have been assisting with the organization's management for the past two years. "I am pleased that the current board of directors will be responsible for the development of NVC during the next stage of its growth. The future of the organization cannot be in better hands," Babaian noted. ...

New rules for the marketing of e- cigarettes: CAP and BCAP's Joint Regulatory Statement (PDF)
Committee of Advertising Practice - October 9, 2014

...The final rules are provided and discussed in the following sections. They apply a level of protection that the Committees consider to be fair and proportionate, balancing the need to protect consumers with the need to allow marketers freedom of comer...

Maker of marijuana e-cigarettes enters Arizona market
Phoenix Business Journal - October 9, 2014

A Denver company that makes the equivalent of an electronic cigarette for marijuana use and sells cartridges, vaporizers and other products used by medical ...

National Vapers Club Inc. Changes Ownership
EIN News (press release) - October 9, 2014

Since 2009, NVC has presented Vapefest, a semi-annual educational vaping convention which raises funds for e-cigarette research. The board announces it ...

Deadly E-Cigarette Explosions Add to the Health Hazards of Vaping
Ozarks Sentinel - October 9, 2014

Some former cigarette smokers who turn to e-cigarettes have chronic lung diseases such as emphysema, and may rely on oxygen concentrators to help them breathe, Steinberg told Live Science. E-cigarettes, which have gained popularity in the past 10 years,

Senators call for stronger warning labels on e-cigarettes
ConsumerAffairs - October 9, 2014

"Media reports have recently highlighted that in the absence of a clear federal standard, e-cigarette manufacturers owned by big tobacco companies are ...

Are E-cigarettes dangerous for teens? Health experts to speak in ...
The Birmingham News - al.com - October 9, 2014

They're slim, cool, come in a zillion flavors with varying amounts of nicotine, and don't have tobacco in them -- but are e-cigarettes bad for adults? What about ...

The UK Has Just Unleashed a Free-For-All On E-Cigarette Advertising
Business Insider - October 9, 2014

The UK has just announced new rules surrounding e-cigarette advertising that is likely to see e-cig brands flooding to TV screens in ever-increasing numbers...

Deerfield OKs construction on new Portillo's
Deerfield Review - October 9, 2014

Sliozis said his department deals with narcotics other than nicotine under the controlled substance act. The ordinance will not allow e-cigarette smoking in public ...

As E-Cigarette Bans Gain Steam Across State, No Such Plans in Louisville
WFPL 89.3 (Louisville, KY) - October 9, 2014

Lexington could soon become the eighth city in Kentucky to ban e-cigarettes, but it doesn't look like Louisville will follow suit anytime soon...

Worcester Public Health and Human Services Committee considers ...
The Republican - masslive.com - October 9, 2014

... from advocates and members of the public as it considers establishing regulations for "e-cigs" - a method of ingesting nicotine without consuming tobacco.

Columbia councilwoman proposes to raise e-cigarette use and ...
Columbia Missourian - October 9, 2014

Poole said she "didn't think it was fair" to raise the smoking age to 21. .... devices to the list of products banned indoors under Columbia's 2006 indoor air policy. ... E-cigarette supporters see no reason to ban vaping in public areas if there is no ...

Commission considers tobacco, e-cigarette changes
Columbia Daily Tribune - October 9, 2014

"If we can stop young people from starting to smoke, we can decrease the number of lifelong smokers," said commission member Kim Dude, assistant director of ...

Chadwick hopes to decrease teen smoking by raising age to buy tobacco products, e-cigarettes
Columbia Missourian - October 9, 2014

First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick proposed an ordinance increasing the age of tobacco purchase in Columbia to 21. Four states have counties and towns where 21 is the minimum age to purchase tobacco products. A bill in the New Jersey Senate would ...

NY Legislation to Ban Flavored E-Cigs Will Lead to More Smoking
eNews Park Forest - October 9, 2014

Elected officials and anti-smoking advocates need to re-think their knee-jerk ... Costa Constantinides (D-Queens) introduced legislation to ban flavors used in e-cigs .... Banning the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes would be tantamount to a ...

School District Considers E-Cig Ban
New Hyde Park Illustrated News - October 9, 2014

Earlier this year, e-cigarettes were banned in public buildings in New York City by the Smoke-Free Air Act. Passed in the last month Mayor Michael Bloomberg ...

Memphis Vaping Community Fights E-Cig Regulations
Memphis Flyer - October 9, 2014

Some regulation, such as a ban to sell to anyone under 18, is welcomed by users. ... cigarettes or how their health has improved by vaping instead of smoking.

Pow Wow weekend in Chandler coming soon
Chandler Brownsboro - October 9, 2014

With the newly-instated parks rules, there will be absolutely no smoking, dipping, or vaping allowed anywhere in Winchester Park. ...

Greenfield Common Council unanimously approves e-cigarette ...
fox6now.com - October 9, 2014

This comprehensive ordinance includes prohibiting use of any electronic smoking device in all Greenfield school buildings and grounds, municipal buildings, ...

PCB Council mulls banning e-cigs in city buildings
The News Herald - October 8, 2014

PANAMA CITY BEACH - The City Council on Thursday is scheduled to discuss an ordinance that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in all city buildings.

County adds e-cigarettes to smoke ban
Mohave Valley News - October 8, 2014

Smoke and tobacco products are banned at all county buildings or in a county vehicle. Tobacco is also prohibited by employees in public use when they ...

Flavors, Open Systems and Other Long-Term E-Cig Strategies
CSPnet.com - October 8, 2014

... in tobacco or menthol flavors, in Logic's signature Black and Platinum strengths. "It's the same Logic liquids formula," Martin told Tobacco E-News. ... an already successful line of disposable and rechargeable electronic cigarettes, ... "some cannibalization" from the electronic cigarette market, including Logic's own brands.

Ten Motives e-cigarette ad banned after claims it appealed to children
The Drum (uk) - October 8, 2014

…has been rapped by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ...A leaflet created by Ten Motives gathered complaints after it used an image of an ice-cream with a flake replaced with an e-cigarette. The company said the ad was intended to appeal to smok

France To Adopt Plain Cigarette Packs
malaysiandigest.com - October 8, 2014

France has one of the highest rates of under-16s smokers in Europe and, in addition ... Touraine also announced that smoking would be banned in playgrounds and in ... Touraine also announced the banning of popular electronic cigarettes in ...

Marketing e-Cigarettes to Teens
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) - October 8, 2014

The new CDC data show that the number of US middle school and high school students who have tried e-cigarettes but not tobacco cigarettes tripled between 2011 and 2013, for an estimate of 260?000 young people. Those who have used e-cigarettes are nearly

Global Electronic Cigarette & E-Vapor Market Size, Share, Analysis & Forecast 2014-2024
Biz Journals - October 8, 2014

nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is a battery operated device which simulates the experience of tobacco smoking without the inhalation of smoke. This device which is being reckoned as an alternative of …

ANALYSIS: Boston Logan fire spurs e-cigarette concerns
Flightglobal - October 8, 2014

The process of smoking an e-cigarette is called "vaping". ... whether to amend an existing smoking ban to specifically prohibit vaping on commercial flights.

The Right to Vape
The Atlantic - October 8, 2014

Smoking e-cigarettes has evolved into a sport, a subculture, and a political movement as scientists and the government scramble to figure out if it's even safe.

Research and Markets: US E-Cigarette and Vapor Markets Report ...
DigitalJournal.com - October 8, 2014

Electronic cigarettes and vaping products have taken the tobacco industry by storm. Multiple public reports have e-cigarettes surpassing traditional tobacco ...

Are electronic cigarettes just a harmless trend?
TriCities.com - October 8, 2014

As Wendy was leaving she mentioned something about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), the newest craze among people trying to quit cigarettes and snuff, ...

Legislative District 9: Friese and Orr think clearly
Arizona Daily Star - October 8, 2014

One way to pay the $317 million tab is by enacting a tax on e-cigarettes, he suggests. We disagree with Orr's stands on issues such as reproductive rights and ...

New state laws go into effect
Easton Courier - October 8, 2014

...e-cigarettes Laws affecting residents who live on private roads, how hospitals advise patients of their status, restricting e-cigraette sales, and increasing fines for ...

Cancer researchers share progress and success stories
KHON2 - October 8, 2014

Researchers say electronic cigarettes are becoming popular among Hawaii residents and one component they are currently examining is the differences in ...

Committee votes to add e-cigarettes to Lexington smoking ban; issue to go before full council
Lexington Herald-Leader - October 8, 2014

Lexington is likely to join a growing number of Kentucky communities in banning electronic cigarettes in most indoor workplaces. On Tuesday, the Urban County Council's General Government Committee voted 8-0 to add e-cigarettes to a 2003 citywide smoking...

ANALYSIS: Boston Logan fire spurs e-cigarette concerns
Flightglobal - October 8, 2014

The process of smoking an e-cigarette is called "vaping". ... whether to amend an existing smoking ban to specifically prohibit vaping on commercial flights.

'Cloud 9' e-cig vapor banned in southeast Michigan
Fenton Tri County Times - October 8, 2014

The clear liquid has no smell, isn't detected through drug testing, and is primarily used in e-cigarettes or hookah pens. This synthetic drug is also labeled as ...

American Vaping Association Fuming Over Proposed Ban on ...
New York Observer - October 8, 2014

Flavored e-cigarettes will be a thing of the past if one Queens city councilman ... "The e-cigarette industry has openly admitted that they are not in the tobacco ...

LED pilot project gets green light
Devil's Lake Daily Journal - October 8, 2014

The ordinance has to with tobacco sales and the inclusion of E-Cigarettes in the city's current tobacco policy. ...

Tobacco summit held Oct. 8 for youth
Bismarck Tribune - October 8, 2014

Experts will speak on techniques to prevent tobacco use, the dangers of e-cigarettes and the benefits of higher tobacco prices. Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health ...

For Ohio House
Columbus Dispatch - October 8, 2014

...She has a particular interest in stemming youth drug use, and worked on the bill banning e-cigarette sales to minors. ...

Kunze faces challengers Hoff, Noble on Nov. 4 ballot
ThisWeekNews - October 8, 2014

During her first term, Kunze said, she was proud to have been the sponsor of a law prohibiting the sale of alternative nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, ...

Drug scare session for parents set
spiritofjefferson (blog) - October 8, 2014

Though banned in schools, the e-cigarettes are used to inhale vapors from retail items called "bath salts," jewelry cleaner or potpourri. Three students were ...

Beer sales in theaters proposal fails
TriCities.com - October 7, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. - An amendment to permit beer sales in movie theaters failed Tuesday night, while an ordinance to ban smoking of electronic cigarettes at ...

NYC Councilman Wants to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes, Since ...
Reason (blog) - October 7, 2014

But one thing is clear: Whether or not they appeal to minors, the flavors that offend him appeal to adults who switch from smoking to vaping. In a survey ...

Council discusses city employees with private sector jobs
Brainerd Daily Dispatch - October 7, 2014

Held the first reading of a proposed ordinance that would include licensing for e-cigarettes in the city's tobacco ordinance. The second reading and public ...

CANNON: An Open Letter to People Bothered by My E-Cig Vapor
TIME Magazine - October 7, 2014

I understand that for a few moments during your meal you may have a sniff of my vape that you don't care for, but I'm sure that it isn't as horrible as you make it sound in your rant. Life is full of mild unpleasantries that we all must deal with on a…

Prosser looking to restrict e-cigarettes in public places
Yakima Herald-Republic - October 7, 2014

The ordinance also bans smoking in parts of public parks within 25 feet of ... The Grant County Board of Health last month adopted an ordinance banning use of ...

Big Tobacco Is Using E-Cigarettes To Promote Tobacco Smoking
Ring of Fire - October 7, 2014

However, the industry is simultaneously trumping up the dangers of smoking ... and on billboards, whereas tobacco companies are banned from doing so.

Age limits on e-cigs have big tobacco support
Columbia Daily Tribune - October 7, 2014

Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, that prevents tobacco taxes or regulations from ... that have banned e-cigarette sales to minors, 31 have specified that e-cigarettes ...

Electronic cigarettes: Can vaping help you stop smoking?
The Independent - October 7, 2014

"A couple of decades ago, crudely, it was a case of quit smoking or die. ... Welsh Health Minister Mark Drakeford has called for e-cigarettes to be banned in public. ... Moves to ban them in public have been greeted with dismay by supporters. ... she feels banning them in public could be disastrous for those attempting to quit: ...

15 Facts About Smoking To Help You Kick The Habit For Stoptober
Huffington Post UK - October 7, 2014

"Electronic cigarettes offer an opportunity and a threat," says Professor West. "Clearly if every smoker switched to an e-cigarette, millions of lives would be saved ...

Toddler's accidental overdose on e-cigarette liquid happened in ...
SheKnows.com - October 7, 2014

E-cigarettes are growing in popularity for those who want to quit or find an alternative to smoking. I have one myself, and I have two young children. After hearing ...

Whatever your views on e-cigarettes, they're not going to go away ...
The Pharmaceutical Journal (blog) - October 7, 2014

The global sales for e-cigarettes last year was £1.76bn, so maybe I should not be so surprised by its major presence. However, with the debate on whether these ...

E-cigarettes put smoke- free NZ at risk, says industry whistleblower
New Zealand Doctor Online - October 7, 2014

He also travels widely to advise on tobacco regulation, and submitted to Parliament's health select committee hearing into the smokefree legislation in 2010.

AFP called in over Tiger Airways passenger's alleged in-flight e ...
Sydney Morning Herald - October 7, 2014

It was "standard procedure" to refer any passenger who had breached the non-smoking rule to the AFP, the spokeswoman said. An AFP spokeswoman .

Committee votes to add e-cigarettes to Lexington smoking ban ...
Lexington Herald Leader - October 7, 2014

Carol Riker, of the University of Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy, told the council Tuesday that seven Kentucky cities have banned e-cigarettes. Gov….

Mohave County supervisors move to ban e-cigs from county buildings
Today's News-Herald - October 7, 2014

Supervisor Buster Johnson said a couple of complaints from county employees moved him to clarify the policy and extend the types of smoking that are ...

The Truth About E-Cigarette Risks
Newsmax Health - October 6, 2014

Second-hand vapors from electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco ... and to forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion, or sponsorship.

MAP: E-cigarette bans by state
Columbia Missourian - October 6, 2014

Missouri is the 41st state to ban selling e-cigarettes to minors. Among the states that have bans, 31 define an e-cigarette, two define products made or derived ...

Is Altria Group About to Go Up in Smoke? (MO)
Motley Fool - October 6, 2014

Altria's decision to finally invest in e-cigs and vapor products could help curb declining sales of traditional tobacco products, but it may only be a short-term stopgap.

Bear River Board of Health to hold public hearing on e-cigarette policy
The Herald Journal - October 6, 2014

Statistics show that use of e-cigarettes among youth tripled statewide from 2011 to 2013, according to a recent report from the Utah Department of Health.

Sullivan County parent criticizes school facilities study process
Kingsport Times News - October 6, 2014

In addition, the board approved third and final reading of a revamped tobacco policy that applies the system's tobacco ban to electronic cigarettes, and through ...

Bill would ban sale of flavored e-cigarettes
New York Daily News (blog) - October 6, 2014

Flavored regular cigarettes were banned in the city in 2009. ... The city has already added e-cigarettes to its ban on smoking in restaurants, offices, and parks.

Ridge High drug dog proposal draws no objections
New Jersey Hills - October 6, 2014

McKeon, in another report, said school officials have chosen to categorize e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia because the cigarettes can be filled with foreign ..

Loose e-cigarette laws may be hard to tighten
The Rolla Daily News - October 6, 2014

... federal government creeps forward with a proposed national ban for minors, ... for e-cigarettes, including banning sales to minors and requiring health warning ...

News Briefs: St. Peters bans sale of e-cigarettes to youth
Newsmagazinenetwork - October 6, 2014

Anyone under age 18 can't buy or use electronic cigarettes in St. Peters, ... Barclay (Ward 4) bans the purchase and possession of electronic or e-cigarettes and ...

E-cig Manufacturer Wins Right to Challenge Brussels in EU Courts
Breitbart News - October 6, 2014

British-based e-cigarette manufacturer Totally Wicked has today won the right to formally challenge the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) at the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in Luxembourg. Lawyers for the company this morning presented their case to Mr Justice Green at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

UK company to challenge EU controls over e-cigarettes
The Guardian - October 6, 2014

Totally Wicked says rules due to come into force in May 2016 will restrict competition and drive vapers to use hidden economy

Determined campaigners submit petition to oppose ban on e-cigarettes in public places
WalesOnline - October 6, 2014

More than two million adults now regularly use the tobacco-free devices across the UK three times as many as in 2012. According to a poll by YouGov and Ash ...

Age limits on e-cigs have big tobacco support
Southeast Missourian - October 6, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In a rush to keep electronic cigarettes out of children's hands while the federal government creeps forward with a proposed national ban for minors, experts say that many states are passing laws that could mean fewer restrictions on the nicotine devices later. Lawmakers last month made Missouri the 41st state to outlaw selling e-cigarettes to minors. Age restrictions have wide support, but Gov. Jay Nixon and public health advocates opposed a piece of the legislation that prevents tobacco taxes or regulations from being imposed on the electronic devices, which heat liquid nicotine into an inhalable vapor.

Parents: Teens buying electronic cigarettes, nicotine juices online [VIDEO]
WNYT - October 6, 2014

SCHUYLERVILLE New York State law bans the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18, but some teens who are turned away at the store ...

'Vaping' in schools: Berks districts scramble to stop smoke-free smoking problem ($$)
Reading Eagle - October 6, 2014

Jaclyn Steed, prevention program manager at the Council on Chemical Abuse in Reading, says e-cigarettes have become "trendy" in schools. "Some still have nicotine in them," she said. "Nicotine is very dangerous and it can lead to other addictions." Mirroring a national trend, Berks County is seeing a rise in youths smoking e-cigarettes, a situation that alarms some educators and ...

Putting the vapor in e-cigarettes
Barre Montpelier Times Argus - October 6, 2014

Samantha Torralba of Vermont Vapor, Inc., puffs on one of the flavored, non-nicotine e-cigarettes available at the store. Vermont Vapor makes their own e-liquids ...

Federal Government wants to Ban E-Cigarette Sale to Minors
Maine News - October 6, 2014

The federal government is trying hard to keep electronic cigarettes out of reach of minors, but many states are still passing laws that impose fewer restrictions on the nicotine devices, said experts.

What We Aren't Saying About e-Cigarettes
Opposing Views - October 6, 2014

In recent years, e-cigarettes have become incredibly popular. Fundamentally, e-cigarettes are said to be a safer, healthier alternative to smoking and have helped people quit the habit. Instead of releasing smoke, these devices release an odorless vapor, and many smokers have used them in place of standard cigarettes. From a legislative standpoint, e-cigarettes are not widely banned from public places, but more business owners are starting to enact strict policies anyway and are attempting to limit their sale. Additionally, the World Health Organization recently suggested that e-cigarette use be banned from indoor, public spaces. Studies suggest, however, that despite negative beliefs, e-cigarettes and the like may actually be useful tools for curbing smoking.

How to stop smoking, for good
BT.com - October 6, 2014

It's Stoptober, the month when the nation's 8 million smokers are officially urged to quit for 28 days. ... the use of e-cigs, showing that people attempting to quit smoking without professional help are around 60% more likely to succeed if they use e-cigarettes than ...

Many young adults think e-cigarettes safer to smoke
Pacific Daily News - October 5, 2014

All of the young adults reported using e-cigarettes flavored with menthol or fruit ... "First, the risks of e-cigarette use and exposure to vapor are unknown, yet many ... tobacco harm-reduction products, e-cigarettes contribute to primary nicotine ...

E-Cigarette explodes
ITV Network Limited - October 5, 2014

Jersey's Fire Service has issued a warning after an e-cigarette charger exploded and caused a fire....The e-cigarette was attached to a mains USB charging device for a very short time when the occupiers heard a loud bang. The cause of the malfunction is ...

Kent child ingests e-cig liquid, sent to hospital
KING5.com - October 5, 2014

KENT A Seattle-area mother says her 22 month-old ingested e-Liquid and it sent her to the hospital. "It took seconds," Nicole Oliver said about her 22 month-old daughter Winona. "Her eyes were rolling back in her head and she was just flopping around." The vapor, which goes into e-cigarettes, can smell and taste like fruity flavors such as watermelon. "Kids can't differentiate that this is nicotine. They don't know what that is," he said. "It's pretty alarming - the trend that we've seen in e-cigarette exposures, especially amongst kids. Our call volume at the Washington Poison Center has increased now over 700 percent."

Age limits, tax ban on e-cigarettess [sic] garners support in Missouri
Columbia Missourian - October 4, 2014

In this July 23 photo, Tyler Benjamin blows smoke from his advanced ... As the federal government creeps closer to banning sales to minors, experts say many ... Of the states that have banned e-cigarette sales to minors, 31 have specified that ...

ECIG USA Industry Conference Takeaways
Tobacco Law blog Troutman Sanders LLP - October 4, 2014

The consensus appeared to be that the regulations were not as bad as they could have been, but that some aspects of the regulations failed to account for the fundamental differences between e-cigarettes and the tobacco products that the FDA currently regu ...

E-cigarettes create quandary for insurers ($$)
Butler Eagle (subscription) - October 4, 2014

Are e-cigarettes, the popular battery-powered devices marketed as a smoking ... e-cigarette users will face higher health insurance premiums for their habit. ... to treat it as tobacco when it comes to advertising, banning sales to minors and ...

Group Wants Vancouver Ban on E-Cigarettes to Go National
E Canada Now - October 4, 2014

Vancouver, British Columbia Following this weeks prohibition on the public use of e-cigarettes and their sale to underage people, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is calling on all levels of government from the federal government on down to extend the ban nationwide. The reason apparently is rooted in a measure of ignorance. Advocates claim that little is known about the long-term effects of using e-cigarettes, and this warrants a ban in public places and a prohibition on the sale to minors. The foundations senior health policy analyst affirmed that because so little is known about the health effects of the devices over a persons lifetime, it warrants a public ban. Admittedly, the ban does very little to explain what good it would accomplish since the devices are legal to use in private settings.

Suddenly Big Tobacco is deeply concerned about your health
Salon - October 4, 2014

But it turns out the two kinds of cigarettes aren't so different from each other at ... Big Tobacco has made major inroads into the $3 billion e-cigarette market with ... Tobacco companies are also spending phenomenal sums to advertise these ...

Dr. Zorba Paster: Time to restrict e-cigarettes
Madison.com - October 3, 2014

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 poisoning from e-cigarette liquids (which contain nicotine) from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014, according to a CDC study. But here's the real baloney I find hard to swallow: the idea that e-cigs are safe. I believe that anything short of pure, clean air we inhale adversely affects our ...

 

Poll: Calgary arenas one step ahead of Edmonton in e-cigarette ...
MetroNews Canada - October 3, 2014

... announced Wednesday that they were banning electronic cigarettes from their stadiums - a ... According to John Haverstock, McMahon Stadium's manager, the ban on ... "When there's smoking going on, it's often very difficult to discern from a ... The CBE hasn't directly banned e-cigarettes either, but said in a statement to ...

Heart and Stroke Foundation Wants Feds To Regulate E-Cigarettes
Am980 London News - October 3, 2014

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is calling on the federal government to regulate electronic cigarettes in much the same way as tobacco products. E-cigarettes ...

JefCoEd considering tobacco, sex offender policy changes
Trussvilletribune - October 3, 2014

JEFFERSON COUNTY - The Jefferson County Board of Education is considering changing its tobacco policy to prohibit e-cigarettes and vaping devices, and ...

Tobacco CEOs Push FDA to Adopt E-Cig Rules More Quickly
Businessweek - October 3, 2014

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI:US) and Lorillard Inc. (LO:US) urged U.S. health officials to move more quickly on regulating e-cigarettes, saying the lack of clear ...

Farrer & Co | The ban on lighting up in the workplace: going up in (e ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration ) October 3, 2014

The ban on lighting up in the workplace: going up in (e-)smoke? ... It has been unlawful to smoke tobacco products in the workplace since the implementation of ...

WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes
Daily Mail - October 3, 2014

In a report, the World Health Organisation (WHO) calls for stiffer regulation of electronic cigarettes, a move condemned by those in the industry who say they help ...

Logic Becomes 'Pro'-Vaping
CSPnet.com - October 3, 2014

Instead of having that atomizer that drips in e-liquid, we have created a ... offer the same retail-friendly margin structure as the company's electronic cigarettes.

Jenelle Evans Starts Smoking Vapor Cigarettes
Wetpaint - October 3, 2014

Jenelle's smoked on and off for years (and is often shown puffing cigarettes on Teen ... Vapor cigarettes contain flavored nicotine, which is highly addictive but ...

Together we can build Arkansas
Mymonticellonews - October 3, 2014

The last report on Friday was really a plea to the legislature not to regulate electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or "vaping". My knowledge of the first ...

Tobacco Free GC
Colonnade (subscription) - October 3, 2014

The campus-wide ban on tobacco products spans not only Georgia College, but all schools within the University ... The Tobacco Ban isn't limited to smoking.

Our thoughts about the tobacco free campus
Colonnade (subscription) - October 3, 2014

Our thoughts about the tobacco free campus. Life is a choice, just as college is a choice, getting out of bed is a choice, going to class is a choice, happiness in a ...

Students divided in smoking ban debate
Red and Black - October 3, 2014

During the Phi Kappa Society Smoking Ban debate on October 2 in Phi Kappa ... of Georgia policy banning the use of tobacco products on campus following, ... She compared this to many bars and restaurants that have banned smoking in ...

Smoking Ban Lacks Practical Solutions
The Emory Wheel - October 3, 2014

Emory prides itself on being a 100 percent tobacco-free institution. ... down on the persistent use of tobacco products on its "tobacco-free" campus, the small jabs ...

Livonia resident helps with e-cigarette legislation
Hometownlife.com - October 3, 2014

Since then, Anderson introduced Senate Bills 667 and 668, which would restrict the sale and possession of e-cigarettes and alternative tobacco products to ...

Board Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Teens
South County Times - October 3, 2014

10/03/2014 - The Fenton Board of Aldermen on Sept. 25 unanimously approved a bill that bars the sale of nicotine vaporizing products such as e-cigarettes to ...

World Health Organization taps VCU tobacco product research ...
Augusta Free Press - October 3, 2014

... the Study of Tobacco Products will disseminate novel methods to evaluate tobacco products, provide research results and support evaluation of e-cigarettes, ...

E-cigarette company looks at Jackson for growth
Jackson Clarion Ledger - October 2, 2014

Mississippi's long-held status as the unhealthiest state in the union plus a booming market for electronic cigarettes have led an e-cigarette seller to Jackson as ...

What the doctor ordered
The Daily Citizen - October 2, 2014

On Wednesday, a campus-wide tobacco ban mandated by the University ... Having the university system ban designated smoking areas - a decision that ...

New state laws in effect Oct. 1
The Redding Pilot - October 2, 2014

Dannel Malloy's recommendations regarding electronic nicotine delivery ... nicotine delivery system" or "vapor product" - known as e-cigarettes - and for ...

Portrayal of electronic cigarettes on YouTube
7thSpace Interactive (press release) - October 2, 2014

This study aims to gain a systematic understanding of what e-cigarette messages people are being exposed to on YouTube by assessing the quantity, portrayal

Doctors: 'E-cigarettes could be harmful'
The Local Austria (at) - October 2, 2014

E-cigarettes should not be marketed as the "healthier alternative" to traditional cigarettes, experts at the annual meeting of the Austrian Society of Pneumology (ÖPG) in Salzburg have warned.

Tobacco giant British American in push to make e-cigarettes 'medicine' in Australia: health advocates concerned
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au) - October 2, 2014

...lobbying the Therapeutic Goods Administration to introduce an electronic cigarette into Australia, describing it as a "medicine"... Nicoventures would like to be able to advertise e-cigarettes, and be able to sell them anywhere. An internal TGA email…

Vancouver to treat e-cigarettes like tobacco
Vancouver Sun - October 2, 2014

The ban is the same as cigarettes and that's important to us." ... TransLink and the park board to make similar amendments to their smoking policies. ... While he's not opposed to banning their sale to minors or restricting them in theatres ... and the city of Red Deer in Alberta have also imposed outright bans in public places.

NCC Goes Smoke Free with New Campus Policy [VIDEO]
It's Relevant: Norwalk - October 2, 2014

The policy has enabled the college to rid its campus of former 'smoker shacks' and prohibits any type of tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes and ...

Plan suggests examining limits on tattoo parlors, similar businesses in downtown Wilmington
Daily Journal - October 2, 2014

WILMINGTON, North Carolina A new three-year plan for the future of downtown Wilmington suggests the city consider prohibiting new tattoo parlors as well as vapor shops where e-cigarettes are sold in the central business district.

Doctors: 'E-cigarettes could be harmful'
The Local Austria - October 2, 2014

E-cigarettes should not be marketed as the "healthier alternative" to traditional cigarettes, experts at the annual meeting of the Austrian Society of Pneumology (?G) in Salzburg have warned.

Big tobacco pushes e-cigarettes as 'medicine' [VIDEO]
ABC Online - October 2, 2014

E-cigarettes are a medicine designed to reduce the harm of smoking according to documents 7.30 has obtained from a British American Tobacco company's submission to the Therapeutic Goods Association, but health experts dispute that claim.

Heart and Stoke Foundation calls for regulation of e-cigarettes
580 CFRA Radio - October 2, 2014

"We do not want e-cigarette use to make smoking appear as a normal, socially ... prohibiting their sale to minors and regulating advertising and promotion.

Pot smokers upset at e-cigs ban
24 Hours Vancouver - October 1, 2014

Questions about how proposed bylaw amendments targeting e-cigarettes will impact ... or vapourizing e-cigarettes in places where smoking tobacco cigarettes is disallowed, as well as prohibiting sale to minors, and display and advertising.

E-cig store owner says lack of regulations results in production in basements and bathrooms
Calgary Herald - October 1, 2014

A lack of rules governing the manufacturing of electronic cigarettes has sparked fears about the safety of the devices, with reports that some materials are being ...

Vancouver council huffs and puffs over e-cigarette ban
MetroNews Canada - October 1, 2014

Vancouver councillors are huffing and puffing over the proposal to ban e-cigarettes from wherever smoking is banned. Council was scheduled to vote ...

Lack of bylaws cause businesses to enact own e-cigarette bans
CBC.ca - October 1, 2014

Edmonton Northlands is banning e-cigarettes or vaporizers from all of its buildings, including Rexall Place and the Expo Centre. The organization made the ...

The Culture High Reminds Us The Enemy Isn't Cartels It's Prohibition
Village Voice October 1, 2014

Americans have basically internalized the arguments, and although federal law still presumes to tell grown-ups what they can or can't smoke, vape, or ingest in ...

Alberta looks to ban flavoured tobacco, e-cigarettes
Edmonton Sun - October 1, 2014

Luna, an electronic cigarette vaporizer, and its components are seen at ... Bill 206 will ban all flavoured tobacco products including menthol cigarettes. "We've ...

Winnipeg school trustee pushes for e-cigarettes ban
CBC.ca - October 1, 2014

The ban would apply to every school in the division and even parents coming in for a meeting. If they want to vape, they can leave the grounds," Ramos said

Keep e-cigarettes out of Mohave County buildings
Today's News-Herald - October 1, 2014

E-cigarettes occupy a gray area for those who regulate such things. Unlike their paper-and-tobacco cousins, many believe e-cigarettes don't endanger others with second-hand smoke. That unpleasant musty smell of stale ...

New Laws Include E-Cigarettes Bans, Heightened Reckless Driver ...
NBC Connecticut - October 1, 2014

Several new laws will go into effect Wednesday, including heightened penalties against reckless drivers and e-cigarette bans for minors. Drivers who seriously ...

Buffalo moves to regulate e-cigarette stores
Buffalo News - October 1, 2014

The Buffalo Common Council Tuesday took the first step toward regulating e-cigarette stores within city limits

Common Council addresses growth of e-cigarettes [AUDIO]
WBFO - October 1, 2014

Shops selling electronic cigarettes will soon need a permit to operate in the city of Buffalo. Tuesday's Common Council meeting featured little fanfare as members approved new regulations on e-cigarettes. The South District's Christopher Scanlon says ...

E-cig maker Mistic shifts production from China to Greenville
The State - October 1, 2014

Mistic had already produced the e-cigarette liquid domestically, but had ... the part of the e-cigarette that contains the "e-juice" --- the flavored liquid that ... It is expected that use of e-cigarettes will surpass tobacco cigarettes within the decade.

Poison dangers: Liquid nicotine can be tempting to children [VIDEO]
WKRC TV Cincinnati - October 1, 2014

CINCINNATI (Paula Toti) -- Poison control centers advise parents to be on high alert about a danger to children posed by e-cigarettes. It sounds delicious even to adults and can be tempting to children. When a child ingests it, symptoms range from minor to serious dizziness, slurred speech, and difficulty breathing; potentially life threatening. Some juice makers use child-proof caps, but not all of them do.

BIG DEBATE: E-cigarettes - a better option or a health risk?
Newham Recorder - October 1, 2014

The popularity of e-cigarettes has soared since they were first introduced to the UK about a decade ago, with current estimates suggesting that there are 2.1 million users in Great Britain alone. Dr Lynne Dawkins, an experimental psychologist at the University of East London, writes in support ...

Calls Increase for Tighter Control of e-Cigarettes
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association - October 1, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have joined the chorus of groups calling for tighter regulation of e-cigarettes, which have grown into a $3 billion global industry. ...

James Horler: Jury still out on e-cigarettes in pubs
Nottingham Post - October 1, 2014

With the rising popularity of e-cigarettes, we are starting to see their use being banned in public places. Examples of cinemas, shopping centres, bars and ...

Fewer people give up smoking in Stoke-on-Trent - after turning to e-cigarettes
Stoke Sentinel October 1, 2014

ALMOST 1,000 fewer people have officially given up smoking in Stoke-on-Trent in the past 12 months because of the popularity of e-cigarettes. But new figures show 994 fewer people gave up smoking in 2013/14 to cut the total to 2,529. That is mostly being blamed on more people turning to e-cigarettes which are still not officially recognised by the NHS.

Are e-cigarettes really a 'safe alternative?' Law professor calls for ...
Loyola University New Orleans September 30, 2014

E-cigarettes, which emit vaporized liquid nicotine and even come in different flavors, are often viewed as a safe alternative, but one legal expert at Loyola University New Orleans is not convinced. In fact, College of Law professor Karen Sokol, J.D., believes that this type of marketing of e-cigarettes should not be permitted at this point, especially since the full risks on human health have yet to be determined. Sokol argues that we shouldn't be examining whether e-cigarettes are safe, but rather whether they should even be viewed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. Sokols findings on the issue will published later this year in the South Carolina Law Review.

E-Cigs and marijuana: A problem in local high schools [VIDEO]
WCNC September 30, 2014

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Lunging and kicking, a 16-year-old student assaulted officers in Iredell County after not wanting to give up his E-cigarette, police say. She says while minors cannot purchase E-Cigs, currently they are allowed to have them in their possession. "They are virtually almost undetectable because ...

Suffolk lawmakers propose liquid nicotine ingredient disclosure requirement at retailers
News 12 Long Island - September 30, 2014

A proposal in the Suffolk County Legislature would require retailers of liquid nicotine to list all of its ingredients for e-cigarette users. The proposal comes after officials in Lindenhurst banned the use of e-cigarettes in all village buildings and cars.

'No smoking' signs could be posted at Mohave County sites
Today's News-Herald - September 30, 2014

Johnson has moved to expand the countys no smoking policy to include a ban on e-cigarettes and hand vaporizers after two incidents at the county building in Lake Havasu City, when a visitor refused to stop smoking his electronic cigarette, blowing smoke into a county employees face one occasion....

GHC expands tobacco ban
WRGA Rome's Newstalk - September 30, 2014

In accordance with the University System of Georgia's new policy regarding the use of tobacco products on its campuses, Georgia Highlands College broadened its existing prohibitive policy. The new Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus Policy begins Oct. 1. In March, the USG Board of Regents voted to ban all forms of tobacco use, including electronic cigarettes, at its 31 colleges and universities across the state.

Fire at Honolulu apartment blamed on e-cigarette [VIDEO]
Hawaii News Now - September 30, 2014

Scott Rasak of Volcano Fine Electronic Cigarettes said e-cig accidents are rare, but consumers need to be cautious. "You shouldn't leave them unattended.

E-cigarettes added to sheriff's checklist
Muscatine Journal - September 30, 2014

... the real thing. In May, Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill into law that bans the sale of electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine products to minors in Iowa.

Minneapolis considers banning e-cigs
Minnesota Daily - September 30, 2014

This would essentially classify the use of e-cigarettes as smoking, banning them in places like restaurants and bars. Gordon and health experts say the change ...

The danger of unregulated e-cigs
Minnesota Daily - September 30, 2014

E-cigarettes, more commonly known as e-cigs, are currently not as heavily regulated as regular tobacco products in Minneapolis. However, e-cigs should be ...

Resolution Requiring Restricted Use Permits for e-cig Shops
Buffalo Rising - September 30, 2014

If you live anywhere in the city, chances are that you have an electronic cigarette shop located near you. Recently, South District Councilmember Christopher P. Scanlon filed a resolution with the Buffalo Common Council that could change the nature of how e-cig shops are established. Until now there has been no significant regulation, due to the e-cig craze springing up virtually over night. Now Scanlon (and others) is saying that the e-cig sellers should be required to apply for restricted use permits, which would then warrant Common Council approval. The permit and licensing application would allow the City, as well as community stakeholders, to regulate new shops that are intending to open.

Bristol, Tenn. City Council considering e-cigarette ban
WCYB - September 30, 2014

Bristol, Tennessee leaders are considering a law to prevent people from using electronic cigarettes in city buildings. The city council will be looking at a revised ordinance of the city's current smoking policy which says you cannot use cigarettes, cigars, or pipes inside city buildings. The new version will include e-cigarettes.

Smoking out the facts in the E-cigarette debate
Medical Xpress - September 30, 2014

The mist can contain nicotine and may be flavored with menthol or other flavors. ... Because e-cigarettes do not burn tobacco they do not carry those dangers.

Research on E-Cigs Is Needed To Determine Policy Specifics
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. - September 30, 2014

Because e-cigarettes have no tobacco, their inclusion in a wellness program could be ... lists e-cigarettes as an ineligible health expense, saying that an e-cigarette is not ... lists and health effects, as well as monitor marketing and advertising.

U.S. Rep Esty Introduces Legislation To Prevent Child Nicotine ...
The Daily Voice - September 30, 2014

DANBURY, Conn. U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) has introduced legislation that would require child safety protection packaging for liquid nicotine containers. The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2014 directs the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to enact the law within one year of passage.

Should insurers treat e-cigarettes like traditional tobacco products?
FierceHealthPayer - September 30, 2014

As e-cigarettes quickly gain popularity--more than 20 million people tried smoking one sometime in 2013--insurers are left without guidance or precedence on ...

Why big tobacco is playing it safe [VIDEO]
CNBC - September 30, 2014

But e-cigarettes are growing fast. In fact, according to Wells Fargo, the e-cigarette market now makes up about $1 billion in annual revenue and could overtake ...

Are Tobacco Companies Suddenly Worried About Consumer's Health?
Newswire (press release) - September 30, 2014

However, The fact these companies are voluntarily warning about e-cigarettes is totally Orwellian, said Robert N. Proctor, a Stanford history professor who ...

Health Canada cracking down on flavoured cigarettes
CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - September 30, 2014

Menthol reduces the harshness of cigarette smoke for youth and makes it ... Tobacco and e-cigarettes are on the agenda, as is prescription drug abuse and ...

Northlands expands no smoking policy to include e-cigarettes
Globalnews.ca - September 30, 2014

As an NHL venue all of the NHL venues are now prohibiting e-cigarettes, ... Anti-smoking advocates say more research needs to be done on e-cigarettes.

Province pledges e-cigarette regulation if feds won't act
Alberni Valley News - September 29, 2014

The growing trend of "vaping" with e-cigarettes instead of smoking has ... Act, particularly the ban on sale of tobacco to minors and the rules on advertising and ...

Stanford experts skeptical about motives behind e-cigarette health warnings
Scope (blog) - September 29, 2014

What made a renowned expert in tobacco advertising fall off his chair? I was hooked (and not on cigarettes, thankfully) and had to keep reading. It turns out that ...

 

Reality check: Ottawa failing to take action on e-cigarettes
The Globe and Mail - September 29, 2014

In Canada, there are no e-cigarettes with nicotine approved for sale, which makes the ... a similar manner to tobacco-based cigarettes, including a ban on sales to minors. ... There's a reason that Big Tobacco has been busy buying e-cigarette ...

Smoking Out the Facts in the E-cigarette Debate
UConn Today (blog) - September 29, 2014

Electronic cigarettes seem to have become as ubiquitous as the vapor they produce. Their popularity has been skyrocketing over the past two years, even in the ...

Warning issued to pet owners in Northampton after puppy Elton chews an e-cigarette capsule
Northampton Herald and Post - September 29, 2014

Pet owners in Northampton are being warned about the dangers of e-cigarettes as the number of dogs being taken to vets with poisoning increases

Ask the doctor: What are e-cigarettes?
Indianapolis Star - September 29, 2014

If you haven't heard about the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), it's likely you will. Some experts predict sales of e-cigarettes will surpass ...

E-cigarettes create quandry for health insurers, policymakers
STLtoday.com - September 29, 2014

Are e-cigarettes, the popular battery-powered devices marketed as a smoking alternative, tobacco products? How government regulators, insurance companies and customers each answer that question is key to deciding whether e-cigarette users will face higher health insurance premiums for their habit.

Health Highlights: Sept. 29, 2014
U.S. News & World Report - September 29, 2014

U.S. tobacco companies are putting strong health warnings on their e-cigarettes, much to the surprise and skepticism of critics. The warnings are voluntary and are seen by some experts as a way to reduce the companies' legal liability or to enhance their reputations, The New York Times reported

E-Cigarette Makers Champions of Public Health? More Like PR-Savvy
The News Ledge - September 29, 2014

Well, I've heard of getting ahead of the story via crisis 101, but tobacco companies are running past the story of e-cigarettes today. The companies are placing ...

Tobacco giants trumpet the dangers of nicotine in e-cigarettes
Washington Business Journal - September 29, 2014

The nation's largest tobacco companies, which fought for years against warning labels on their leaf tobacco products, are now going in the other direction...

Minneapolis could crack down on e-cigarettes
Minneapolis Star Tribune - September 29, 2014

Gordon said the state's largest city should act for two main reasons: the potential health risks posed to bystanders who inhale e-cigarettes' nicotine vapor, and ...

Minneapolis City Council member pushing for e-cigarette ban
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews - September 29, 2014

The Star Tribune reports that council member Cam Gordon is pitching a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces. It effectively would be the same ...

Dire Warnings by Big Tobacco on E-Smoking
New York Times September 28, 2014

Tobacco companies, long considered public health enemy No. 1, have suddenly positioned themselves as protectors of consumer well-being in the digital age. They are putting out among the strongest health warnings in the fledgling e-cigarette industry, going further even than the familiar ones on actual cigarettes, a leading cause of death. It has left the industrys critics scratching their heads and deeply skeptical.

E-cigs full of unknowns
24 Hours Vancouver - September 28, 2014

Laughing at his innocence, I explained to him what e-cigarettes are and some of the different reasons people choose to smoke them. He still thought it was silly.

The Duel: enough social manipulation
24 Hours Vancouver - September 28, 2014

Should Vancouver City Council approve a ban on using e-cigarettes in public? No level of government impacts a person's daily life more than municipal government. Local councils have enormous power to regulate how we do business, ...

Rise in child poisonings from liquid nicotine [VIDEO]
KITV Honolulu - September 28, 2014

At The Vaping Section Hawaii there are all kinds of liquid solutions for users to fill up their e-cigarettes with, including dozens of different flavors with various ...

Lindenhurst adopts policy banning use of electronic cigarettes in public buildings ($$)
Newsday - September 28, 2014

Lindenhurst has banned the use of electronic cigarettes in public buildings in the village. The village board earlier this month unanimously approved the new policy targeting e-cigarettes, in which a liquid solution containing nicotine is heated and vaporized, producing an aerosol that mimics tobacco smoke. The regulation falls under the village's restrictions on smoking and states that the...

The vaping rule book in Pembroke
Wicked Local Pembroke - September 27, 2014

The Pembroke Board of Health recently chose four regulations on e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery products out of a long list of options presented from the state association of health boards tobacco control program.

E-cigarettes in the workplace: A cigarette by any other name?
HR.BLR.com September 27, 2014

In our lifetime we have seen many states ban smoking in public and/or indoor locations. Only until now has the debate about smoking included what is considered smoking for purposes of the law. The recent development of electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) is changing the smoking landscape and is creating a new issue for employers to consider

E-cigs could save the pub trade
Burnley Express - September 27, 2014

Sadly, while e-cigarettes are not legally covered by the smoking ban, many public buildings have extended the ban even though research by University College ...

Darlington County Detention Center inmates an emerging market for e-cigs
SCNow - September 27, 2014

Calm inmates is a welcomed benefit from the sale of the e-cigs, but Darlington County Sheriff's Major Mitch Stanley said revenue was the driving force behind ...

Vapor shop owner OK with e-cigarette state law
Branson Tri-Lakes news - September 26, 2014

The city of Branson has been discussing a smoking ordinance, but the state legislature also had smoking on the radar this session when it penned a bill for ...

French Smoking War? France Lays Out New Guidelines
The News Ledge - September 26, 2014

Stateside, we are used to seeing the distinctive packaging of cigarettes. This could be the once iconic Marlboro red pack, or the menthol cigarettes. New rules in ...

France mulls banning e-cigarettes, introduce plain packaging for cigarettes
Tech Times - September 26, 2014

Many people who want to get rid of smoking tobacco-based cigarettes are switching ... However, the French government plans to restrict e-cigarette usage as well. ... Advertising of e-cigarettes will also be limited before a complete ban in 2016.

Trend for trying e-cigarettes may be leveling off
TBO.com - September 26, 2014

NEW YORK A new government study suggests the number of U.S. adults who have tried electronic cigarettes may be leveling off. The proportion of adults ...

E-Cigarette Use Among Adult Nonsmokers Levels Off: CDC
Philly.com - September 26, 2014

New research suggests that e-cigarette use by American adults who don't smoke has stalled.

Do e-cigs slow post-op recovery?
Independent Online - September 26, 2014

London - A new National Health Service trial is looking into whether electronic cigarettes might hinder recovery after surgery.

Disney makes it clear: Vape only in smoking areas
OCRegister - September 26, 2014

This week, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure posted signs at their entrances telling guests who use e-cigarettes that they can vape only in designated smoking spots. The policy is more than a year old, Disney said, but the parks kicked up their stances visibility.

Increase in pets taken to vet with e-cigarette poisoning
ITV News - September 26, 2014

Pet owners are being warned about the dangers of e-cigarettes as the number of dogs being taken to vets with poisoning increases. A 300% increase in ...

Zoo smoking ban to benefit creatures large and small
WFAA - September 26, 2014

"Right now, today, 25 feet from a building they can smoke," said Sean Greene, vice president of guest services at the Dallas Zoo. "As of October 1, we will have them out in the parking lot." Greene said the new policy solves one of the top complaints at the Dallas Zoo. The zoo is an outdoor public park, so zoo officials had to get special permission from the Dallas Parks board to banish smoking. . Signs will soon be posted all over the zoo alerting visitors of the new policy. The ban includes electronic cigarettes, making the zoo one of the first in Dallas to officially prohibit vaping.

Council to consider public 'vaping' ban
WOAI - September 26, 2014

BOERNE -- The Boerne City Council is considering banning the use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping devices, in public places like restaurants and movie theatres.

Vice Mayor Asks Urban Co. Council To Consider E-Cig Ban
WTVQ - September 26, 2014

Vice Mayor Linda Gorton asked the city to consider adding electronic cigarettes to Fayette County's smoking ban. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Vice Mayor Linda Gorton sent an e-mail Monday to the Urban County Council that proposed talking about the potential change...

Should Iowa cities ban e-cigarettes?
Electronic cigarettes slow to light up discussion among leaders
Gazette September 26, 2014

IOWA CITY Electronic cigarette use isnt new, but cities in Iowa remain undecided about whether to restrict their use. Iowa City Council last week voted to limit the use of e-cigarettes on city-owned and managed property and indicated interest in further restrictions. Although Iowa cities havent decided whether to treat e-cigarettes as traditional cigarettes, 188 cities across the country as of July had laws regulating where e-cigarettes cannot be used, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. ...

Clayton State to become a tobacco-free campus Oct. 1
News-Daily.com - September 25, 2014

MORROW Clayton State University and other members of the University System of Georgia are set to become tobacco-free campuses Wednesday. ... The new policy includes all areas on campus including the indoor and outdoor spaces, parking lots and vehicles, where tobacco products are prohibited. Officials define tobacco products as cigars, cigarettes, pipes, hookahs, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes and other smoking devices such as vapor and electronic cigarettes.

Fraser ordinance would restrict sale of e-cigarettes, 'hookah pens'
The Macomb Daily - September 25, 2014

A day after Macomb County officials declared a synthetic drug an imminent danger, the city of Fraser took the first step to restrict access to tools they believe are used to ingest the substance. ... Rouhib announced his city will consider an ordinance that bans the sale and possession of electronic cigarettes and hookah pens to persons under age 18.

Dutchess Health Officials Express Concerns Over E-Cigarettes
WAMC - September 25, 2014

Dutchess County health officials are expressing concerns about what they see as an increase in the use of e-cigarettes by young people. And they are especially concerned about refill cartridges because of toxins.

Local child drinks e-cigarette liquid nicotine
NEWS10 ABC - September 25, 2014

BRUNSWICK, N.Y. A one-year-old in Rensselaer County was rushed to the hospital after he drank e-cigarette liquid nicotine. Morey said it's unlikely he ingested much of the liquid. However, she said it's a lesson to her and every other parent who uses the cigarette alternatives.

Perry lecture to address vaping
University at Buffalo Reporter - September 25, 2014

Kozlowskis extensive research focuses on tobacco use and related behaviors, and his talk, Thoughts and Data on the Hot Button Issues that Divide Us on Vaping and E-cigarettes, will address the fierce public health dispute over their relative safety. The lecture is free and open to the public.

E-cigarette regulation advances in Weber-Morgan
Standard-Examiner - September 25, 2014

OGDEN The Weber-Morgan health board voted unanimously to set a public hearing and to also take action on a new e-cigarette regulation at its next monthly meeting in late October.

FDA Doesn't Want E-Cigs Marketed as Safer Than Tobacco Cigarettes
Cato Institute (blog) - September 25, 2014

In a forthcoming article in Regulation California Polytechnic State University economics professor Michael Marlow describes the negative effects on public health of the proposed regulation of e-cigarettes. The FDA proposes to expand its authority granted under of Section 911 of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Section 911 bans marketing tobacco products as modified risk products without FDA approval. Moreover, manufacturers are unable to inform consumers their products do not contain tobacco.

Mags taken to task for e-cig ads
Radio & Television Business Report - September 25, 2014

A posse of Democratic legislators have issued a report attacking a number of magazines with a large teen-aged audience for running ads that glorify the use of e-cigarettes.

E-cigarette regulations could be coming
CTV News - September 25, 2014

E-cigarettes aren't currently restricted in Manitoba, so it's up to each establishment to allow them or not. The University of Winnipeg is a smoke-free campus, but ...

Don't Vanquish Vaping
The Times (subscription) - September 25, 2014

About one in five French adults smokes every day and 73,000 die each year from a related illness. France imposed a full ban on smoking in public places in ...

France wants to ban e-smoking in public
The Times (subscription) - September 25, 2014

Doctors say that e-cigarettes are far less dangerous than tobacco, but they will be subject to some of the same restrictions imposed on smoking in France.

Vancouver city council looking at putting restrictions on e-cigarettes
Globalnews.ca - September 25, 2014

Many smokers in Vancouver have gotten away with lighting up in public places ... The restrictions would include a ban on smoking in public - at beaches, parks ...

Trend for trying e-cigarettes may be leveling off
AP - Associated Press - September 25, 2014

The study's conclusions seem to parallel a modest decline in e-cigarette sales during the same period that have been noted in analyst reports. The findings come from an annual survey of thousands of adults. It has been the CDC's only source on e-cigarett

Lawsuit Alleges E-Cig Company Misled Smokers About Helping ...
JD Supra (press release) - September 25, 2014

... the ingredients for its products, so even cautious consumers would be incapable of making an informed decision about whether to use its e-cigs, the suit adds.

E-cigarettes create health debate despite advertising
Red and Black - September 25, 2014

Included in the new smoking policy is a ban on electronic cigarettes, a smoking ... Though e-cigarettes are marketed as a device to assist in smoking cessation, ...

Threats and the cult of vaping
The Pharmaceutical Journal (blog) - September 25, 2014

But the 'vaper' community - people who use e-cigarettes - latched on to my comment. They took umbrage that I advised people not to be fooled into thinking Big ...

Open System Vaporizers Officially Overtake E-Cigs, Top $1 Billion in ...
DigitalJournal.com - September 25, 2014

At an estimated $2.5 billion, the overall vapor category -- open systems plus electronic cigarettes -- experienced 23% annual growth in 2014, with open system ...

E-Cigarettes' Overlooked Side Effects
Daily Beast - September 25, 2014

Introduced to the public as a product with the potential to shield smokers from the dangerous effects of Marlboros, e-cigarettes are marketed as a way to get your ...

Perry lecture to address vaping
University at Buffalo Reporter - September 25, 2014

He has commented publicly on the problems consumers face over what he calls "the conflicting knot of news and commentary on e-cigarettes and vaping."...

Johnson County YMCA Approves Smoke-Free Policy
Sheridan Media (press release) - September 25, 2014s

The Johnson County Family YMCA will no longer allow smoking or vaporizing tobacco products on on the premises, or at any organization sponsored events.

King County gets $9 million federal grant to fight obesity, new types ...
Auburn Reporter - September 25, 2014

Public health experts are concerned the rising popularity of new tobacco products-including e-cigarettes and hookah-could reverse the progress made in...

The Garage offers coffee now, and a live music venue in the future
The Fort Stockton Pioneer - September 25, 2014

The interior houses a coffee shop with small lounge area and a vapor shop selling electronic cigarettes and accessories. The rest of the 10,000 square foot ...

Lawsuit Alleges E-Cig Company Misled Smokers About Helping ...
JD Supra (press release) - September 25, 2014

... the ingredients for its products, so even cautious consumers would be incapable of making an informed decision about whether to use its e-cigs, the suit adds.

Council approves vaping ordinance
Santa Monica Daily Press - September 25, 2014

They are banned near doorways, in the parks, on the beach, and even - for new ... The ordinance will ban smoking in vaping lounges, with the exception of the ...

Ashland Board of Health tackles e-cigarettes, flavored tobacco
MetroWest Daily News - September 25, 2014

ASHLAND - The Board of Health is moving toward banning the sale of flavored tobacco and imposing restrictions on electronic cigarettes in Ashland. If passed ...

Jim Robertson, managing editor
Columbia DailyTimes - September 25, 2014

"I just have to comment on the article about Fifth Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick calling for Columbia to ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors and to ...

Company sets e-cig future
Greenville Daily Reflector - September 25, 2014

While public health officials consolidate their opposition to the use of electronic cigarettes in Pitt County, the future of the e-cigarette flavoring industry firmly ...

E-Cig Allows Smoker Of 40 Years The Ability To Breathe
KFBB NewsChannel 5 - September 24, 2014

E-cigarettes have been banned in some cities, but one local e-cig store owner supports the trend and say's it's best option for the fight against smoking. ABC Fox ..

Council to discuss expanding Fayette's smoking ban to include e ...
Lexington Herald Leader - September 24, 2014

... and Richmond - have already banned the popular alternative to cigarettes. Versailles will have a second reading of its smoking ban ordinance, which ... it more difficult for people to quit smoking by banning the healthier alternative. ... in smoking bans say e-cigarettes don't really help people stop smoking and that not ...

E-Cigs shop owner sells business to comply with new law
DesMoinesRegister.com - September 24, 2014

As of today, Lynn Montgomery owns Great Alternatives E-Cigs shop at 4930 Franklin Ave., according to Kelley Page, who opened the shop with his daughter in ...

Meetings to discuss further curbs on smoking in Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - September 24, 2014

The city is proposing a sweeping expansion of its anti-smoking laws. The new regulations would ban the smoking of tobacco, marijuana and electronic ...

E-cigarettes draw minors
Denton Record - September 24, 2014

Since it doesn't burn tobacco, e-cigarettes were marketed as a safe alternative to cigarettes and a product people can "smoke" in places with smoke-free indoor ...

E-cigarettes light up potential issues for employers
bdaily - September 23, 2014

The e-cigarette has been rising in popularity since its invention in 2003 but over the last few years they have become commonplace, with an estimated 2.1 ...

Everett marijuana zoning rules may be revised
Snohomish County Tribune - September 24, 2014

... to extend the existing zoning restrictions for locating recreational marijuana ... Places rules to precisely include marijuana, e-cigarette and hookah smoking.

'Sexual' e-cigarette ad restricted
Press Association (uk) - September 24, 2014

A television ad for e-cigarettes attracted more than 80 complaints that it irresponsibly sexualised use of the devicesPA A television ad for e-cigarettes has been restricted to post-9pm screenings following more than 80 complaints that it irresponsibly …

GLANTZ: WHO report on e-cigarettes
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - September 24, 2014

Not surprisingly, the WHO has been attacked by e-cigarette enthusiasts. The report has also attracted support from several public health authorities, including European Public Health Association The Lancet BMJ Italian ISS (equivalent of US NIH)

FDA Schedules Workshops on E-Cigarettes
CSPnet.com - September 24, 2014

In the announcement for the December e-cigarette workshop, the FDA lists five ... of different kinds of e-cigarettes (disposable sealed e-cigarettes vs. refillable ...

World Health Organisation report on E-Cigarettes prompts new laws ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - September 24, 2014

E-cigarettes will not be explicitly banned but cannot be sold or supplied to minors, advertised for sale, or used in smoke-free places (where traditional tobacco ...

The Case for E-cigarettes
Safety Sign Supplies (blog) - September 24, 2014

There are 1 billion smokers worldwide - about half of them will die prematurely unless they quit. That 500 million is more than the population of the US, and 10X ...

The Big Picture, Part 2
CSPnet.com - September 24, 2014

Minnesota is the only other state that currently taxes e-cigarettes, with a rate of 95% ... prohibit tobacco advertising, and ban the sale of electronic cigarettes and ...

E-cigarettes don't help cancer patients stop smoking
Oncology Nurse Advisor - September 24, 2014

(HealthDay News) -- Smokers with cancer who used e-cigarettes along with traditional cigarettes were more dependent on nicotine than those who didn't use ...

E-cigarettes don't help people quit smoking: study
News1130 - September 24, 2014

Smoking Cessation Director Dr Milan Khara says the long term effects of e-cigarettes aren't known and his recommendation is to use approved products like ...

Pet owners warned of dangers of e-cigarettes
The Northern Echo - September 24, 2014

THE number of pet dogs being poisoned by e-cigarettes is significantly on the increase, according to a veterinary practice. White Cross Vets has had to treat a ...

Hermosa Beach pledges tighter no-smoking enforcement, eyes ...
Easy Reader - September 24, 2014

The council also tentatively agreed to add e-cigarettes to the smoking ban. ... A licensing program also could restrict tobacco sales near schools and parks.

What you need to know: New city ordinances
Osceola Sentinel Tribune - September 24, 2014

If you have any concerns about e-cigarettes, being a social host around underage drinking or off-road utility vehicles, you might want to pay attention to the ...

Savage heading for ban on hookah lounges, e-cigarettes
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune - September 24, 2014

In Savage, electronic cigarettes, like the one shown above, will be banned in areas covered by the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act.

City considers raising legal age for tobacco
The Maneater - September 24, 2014

By doing so, she said she hopes to prevent deaths caused by smoking. ... Everett said since Columbia is a college town, banning cigarettes for people ... Chadwick also requested that electronic cigarette use be banned indoors as part of ... restrictions to that of Missouri's Clean Indoor Air Law, which bans smoking in "any ..

E-cigarettes are increasingly making kids sick
KMBZ - September 24, 2014

... doses it could cause death," said Dr. Lowry. Dr. Lowry also says often teens by pass tobacco and go straight to vaping, which can become a habit for life.

Branson eases proposed smoking ban
KAIT - September 24, 2014

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - Officials in Branson have eased some provisions of a proposal to ban smoking of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes in most public ...

County legislators review safety of e-cigarettes
WBFO - September 24, 2014

The pros and cons of e-cigarettes were discussed by the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee yesterday. The devices use a battery powered ...

Our View: Get the word out to teens using e-cigarettes
Fayetteville Observer - September 24, 2014

But their use of e-cigarettes and other vaporized nicotine delivery systems is soaring. E-cigarette sales to minors are banned but enforcement is difficult.

Council debates e-cigarette regs
Sidney Daily News - September 24, 2014

SIDNEY - Should electronic cigarettes be banned on city-owned property? ... that a patron of the Senior Center was smoking an e-cigarette inside the facility. ... the center administration that there were no laws banning the use of e-cigarettes in ... statute that would enable the city to ban e-cigarettes at the Senior Center.

Smoke kills, e-smoke annoys
SFA The Pine Log - September 24, 2014

I know nothing has been proven connecting E-cigarettes to causing anything harmful like regular cigarettes do, but as someone who chooses to not put any form ...

Texas Business Group on Health Reports on Employers' Tobacco ...
NEWS.GNOM.ES - September 24, 2014

Seventy-one percent also restrict use of e-cigarettes and the like. Many companies offer a variety of innovative tobacco cessation programs and support ...

Lacy Lakeview bans e-cigarettes on city and school property
Waco Tribune-Herald - September 24, 2014

The use of electronic cigarettes is officially banned in Lacy Lakeview on city or ... City council Tuesday night voted on a second reading to amend its tobacco ...

Legislators hear pros and cons in e-cigarette debate
Buffalo News - September 23, 2014

That would include banning use of e-cigarettes in public facilities such as ... "I think she illustrated the dramatic benefits of quitting smoking regardless of what...

Stanley's possible tobacco ban still smokey
Stony Brook Statesman - September 23, 2014

"As a physician, I think smoking is terribly hazardous to one's health," Stanley said. ... This is the university's second try at banning cigarettes, e-cigarettes, ...

Middle school students attend leadership training
Porterville Recorder - September 23, 2014

... a full day of activities, including leadership development, how to conduct an "ice-breaker," team building and the dangers of hookahs and e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes, hookah not healthy alternatives
BG News - September 23, 2014

Many have turned to smoking e-cigarettes as a supposed healthier ... Hookah is another alternative to smoking cigarettes that many people think is safer, but that ...

E-Cigarette Liquid Should Be Kept Away From Kids
KFDX - September 23, 2014

The liquid in e-cigarettes comes in dozens of flavors. "Manufacturers make the fluid that you put into the devices in flavors like cotton candy and cherry and ...

E-Cig Investors Pay The Price For Management
Seeking Alpha (registration) - September 23, 2014

Commenters to my April article extol the virtues of stink-proof smoking sticks ... Israel's Health Ministry banned them suggesting e-cigs entice beginning smokers of ... Fox News reports the U. S. FDA is considering banning advertising e-cigs on ...

Some Disagreed With WHO Report on E-Cigarettes
dailyRx - September 23, 2014

(dailyRx News) E-cigarettes are gaining popularity. But whether they are safer than conventional cigarettes is the subject of debate, even among experts.

2014 J. Warren Perry Lecture to address vaping and e-cigarettes
Niagara Frontier Publications - September 23, 2014

Lynn Kozlowski, Ph.D., former dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, will present the school's 26th annual J. Warren ...

Lock up your e-cigarettes if you have kids in the house
ConsumerReports.org - September 23, 2014

Sales of e-cigarettes have continued to rise-and so have reports of children being poisoned by the liquid nicotine vials used with the devices. That's one of the ...

Fog of Confusion
HSU Oracle - September 23, 2014

The use of electronic, vaporized cigarettes is a trend that has taken hold in many young people's lives recently. The devices use battery power to activate small ...

School board prepares to ban e-cigarettes, as 'vaping' becomes ...
SFGate (blog) - September 23, 2014

E-cigarettes, which allow users to inhale nicotine vapor instead of tobacco fumes, are advertised as a safer alternative to smoking. But the health effects of ...

E-cig business earns awards
Record Bee - September 23, 2014

Virgin Vapor is also active in local chapters of e-cigarette advocacy organizations such as SFATA, the Smoke Free Alternative Trade Association, and CASAA, ...

Savage heading for ban on hookah lounges, e-cigarettes
Minneapolis Star Tribune - September 23, 2014

Officials are drafting an ordinance that will ban electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigs, in the same places that smoking tobacco is banned under the Minnesota ...

Erie County Debates Banning E-Cigs in Smoke-Free Zones
TWC News - September 23, 2014

Should residents be allowed to smoke e-cigarettes in smoke-free zones within Erie County? That was the question addressed during Tuesday morning's ...

Lacy Lakeview to consider ban on e-cigarettes
Waco Tribune-Herald - September 23, 2014

Lacy Lakeview officials Tuesday night will consider banning the use of ... season, the city received complaints that parents were smoking e-cigarettes ... Midway ISD already bans possession or use of e-cigarettes on campus property, he said.

Businesses Decide Whether or Not to Allow E-Cig Use In Facilities
KULR-TV - September 22, 2014

There is currently no law banning where they can be used, making it ... it less confusing for the staff to identify when someone is violating the smoking policy.

Increase in Calls to Poison Center Points to Child E-Cig Exposure
KULR-TV - September 22, 2014

The Benton-Franklin Health District said this is a problem, but for users, there is no current evidence that electronic cigarettes do in fact cause health problems.

Electronic cigarette use in question in Panorama Village clubhouse
Your Houston News - September 22, 2014

... at the city's golf course clubhouse, which is prohibited by city ordinance. ... "It's in our ordinances that it's not allowed," Panorama Village Mayor Howard Kravetz said. ... Currently, smoking of any kind is not allowed in the clubhouse but is ...

Middletown School Board bans e-cigarettes, vaping for employees ...
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com - September 22, 2014

... the district's policy for community smoking and tobacco, prohibiting e-cigarettes, ... of consistency. the school board voted to ban e-cigarettes and vaping for all ...

Company sets e-cig future
Greenville Daily Reflector - September 22, 2014

While public health officials consolidate their opposition to the use of electronic cigarettes in Pitt County, the future of the e-cigarette flavoring industry firmly planted itself in Greenville last week. With city and county officials on hand to welcome them, officials with Purilum cut the ribbon Wednesday on a new 18,000-square-foot facility at 967 Woodridge Park Road for the development, manufacture and distribution of the liquid contents that will supply major manufacturers of e-cig vaporizing machines.

E-cigarette future full of questions
News-Press Now - September 22, 2014

The products are most popular among smokers who want to cut back or reduce ... after e-cigarettes were included in St. Joseph's recently passed smoking ban. ... The measure bans the sale of the products to those under age 18. ... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed this spring that e-cigarettes be banned to ...

Middletown Area School Board votes tonight on e-cigarette, vaping ...
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com - September 22, 2014

Board members also are considering related changes to the the district's smoking and tobacco use policy for the general community. Last month, the board ...

Up in smoke
Bureau County Republican - September 22, 2014

Among non-smoking youth who used e-cigarettes, 43.9 percent said they intend to smoke conventional cigarettes within the next year, compared to 21.5 percent ...

AL sees rise of nicotine poisoning alongside e-cig popularity
WSFA - September 22, 2014

e-Cigarettes contain no carcinogens, just nicotine. It's one of the many reasons their popularity has soared. But that popularity is also the reason the Alabama ...

E-cigarettes 'not helping cancer patients to quit smoking'
Medical News TODAY(UK) - September 22, 2014

Due to the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, researchers from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, NY, set out to investigate cessation outcomes for cancer patients using the devices. Their findings are published in CANCER.

Vaporin continues expansion of The Vape Store retail locations
Retail Business Review - September 22, 2014

Vaporin, a distributor and marketer of vaporizers and e-liquids products, today announced they have signed a lease for the opening of another Vape Store.

Jovovich film gets $1m to puff ecigarettes ($$)
Times Of London (uk) - September 21, 2014

Milla Jovovich pulls out all the stops in her forthcoming film Cymbeline. The Ukrainian-born star, 38, glowers sexily, she plots murder and, most dastardly of all, she chews the scenery while vaping an electronic cigarette. SmokeStik, a Canadian…

E-cigarette users could be more nicotine dependent: study
660 News - September 22, 2014

A new study is raising doubts about whether e-cigarettes really help people quit smoking. Researchers in New York City looked at cancer patients who smoke, and found those who used e-cigarettes in addition to tobacco cigarettes were more nicotine-dependent and equally or less likely to quit than those who didnt use the devices.

Study Fuels Debate Over Whether E-Cigs Help Smokers Quit
Newsmax Health - September 22, 2014

The fierce debate over whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking took another twist on Monday as a research paper on their use by cancer patients was criticized as flawed.

AIHA Wants NIOSH to Recommend E-Cigarette Limits
Occupational Health and Safety - September 22, 2014

Five months after 11 Democratic members of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives issued a report spotlighting how electronic cigarettes are being marketed to appeal to youth audiences, the American Industrial Hygiene Association also has raised concerns about them. Comments submitted Sept. 15 by Christine A.D. Lorenzo, CIH, the association's president, ask NIOSH to either include e-cigarettes in the definition of smokeless tobacco in its draft Current Intelligence Bulletin "Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury Through Workplace Tobacco Policies" or to provide recommendations for limiting their use in indoor workplaces.

Burning question: to vape, or not to vape?
Irish Independent - September 22, 2014

The conventional cigarette, he said, "endangers users and bystanders and recruits new customers from among non-smoking children who try it". In contrast, he ...

Calgary councillors to debate secondary suites, taxis and e-cigarettes
Globalnews.ca - September 22, 2014

Council has directed administration to prepare a project work plan examining the issue of e-cigarettes and the potential impacts on communities and citizens...

E-cigarettes give students new choices
The Pitt News - September 22, 2014

The nicotine markets newest competitor, the electronic cigarette, is gaining popularity among teenagers and young adults including Pitt students. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are battery-powered vaporizers that produce an aerosol vapor that resembles cigarette smoke. Presently, little research exists on ...

Dutchess Board of Health warns against e-cigarette use
Mid-Hudson News - September 22, 2014

The Dutchess County Board of Health has expressed its concerns with the increased use of e-cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are being promoted as a new way to smoke, without actually smoking.

Mpls. to consider e-cig ban for bars, restaurants
Minnesota Public Radio News - September 22, 2014

The city of Minneapolis will consider banning the use of electronic cigarettes in restaurants and bars. Minneapolis City Council Member Cam Gordon plans to introduce an amendment that would expand the definition of "smoking" in city ordinances to include e-cigarettes. Gordon says while the devices emit no smoke, they still pose the potential for harm.

Should you be able to use electronic cigarettes in Minneapolis bars ...
Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) - September 22, 2014

The city of Minneapolis will consider banning the use of electronic cigarettes in ... For all byproducts measured, electronic cigarettes produce very small ... Todays Question: Should you be able to use electronic cigarettes in Minneapolis bars and restaurants?

Park smoking ban more political than effective law
The Columbiachronicle - September 22, 2014

Chicago followed in the footsteps of other major cities such as Boston and New York City when the Chicago Park District Board passed a resolution Sept. 10 to ban smoking in the citys 580 parks. In January 2014, the City Council prohibited the smoking of electronic cigarettes indoors by designating e-cigarettes as tobacco products. It also raised the ...

Santa Monica Council Poised to Regulate E-Cigarettes
The Lookout News - September 22, 2014

The use of electronic cigarettes in public places has ignited a firestorm of controversy across the nation. Next week, Santa Monica will likely join Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Long Beach in regulating the smoking trend.

Council to consider e-cig ordinance
Santa Monica Daily Press - September 21, 2014

f you read articles written by numerous regional news outlets a few months ago, you might think that City Council already outlawed e-cigarettes. In fact, the ordinance regulating e-cigarettes in the city by the sea will be considered by council on Tuesday. The ordinance is fairly simple in that it essentially with a few exceptions treats the electronic smoking devices like traditional tobacco cigarettes, which are already heavily regulated in the city. It would also include the vaporizers under the definition of tobacco products for the purpose of City Halls tobacco retail license...

Missouri's electronic cigarette debate centers on definition of ...
Columbia Missourian September 21, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY The debate over electronic cigarette sales and regulations in Missouri comes down to a simple question: Are e-cigarettes tobacco? ... Despite supporting the ban on sales to minors, representatives from Tobacco Free ...

Washington Poison Center reports massive increase in children sickened by liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes
Daily Mail - September 20, 2014

There's an epidemic of poisoning sweeping through the children of Washington state, with a staggering number of children getting sick on the liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes. The Washington Poison Center reports an increase of 600 per cent in calls about e-cigarettes compared to more recent years….

Weber-Morgan to consider new e-cigarette regulation
Standard-Examiner - September 20, 2014

OGDEN With youth vaping on the rise, the Weber-Morgan Health Department is drafting a regulation aimed at extinguishing e-cigarette use among minors. …

Elk Grove E-Cig Ban Approved, Despite Opposition
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online - September 19, 2014

The ordinance amends the village's tobacco free law barring smoking in public to include tobacco and nicotine delivery systems. Violators are subject to a $25 ...

With cigarettes increasingly out of favor, e-cigs step in
Florida Today - September 19, 2014

After months of not craving a cigarette, I stupidly took a friend's offer of a ... part of a deal with cigarette makers, the latter guaranteed tobacco growers payments for ... from Virginia Slims menthol 120s, which are skinny and about the length of a ...

FDA Hosts Public Workshop on Electronic Cigarettes
NACS Online - September 19, 2014

Manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and importers are allowed to distribute cigarette or smokeless tobacco product advertising or labeling, without prior ...

American Heart Association Supports FDA's Request to Regulate E ...
Legal Examiner - September 19, 2014

... has become to the nation's youth, especially with the marketing of flavored e-cigarettes. So far, 22 states have e-cigarette access laws and 6 other states have established laws for tobacco-derived or nicotine-containing products. ... It agrees with the FDA's call for regulations of e-cigarettes and states, The regulation ...

The incredible rise of e-cigarettes: The future of tobacco, or just a passing phase?
Kankakee Daily Journal - September 19, 2014

What you'll find are sleek looking e-cigarettes in an assortment of sizes and in an assortment of flavors. Curious ourselves, we purchased one of the more ...

Smoke without fire: Just how safe are e-cigarettes?
Mancunian Matters - September 19, 2014

E-cigarettes could reduce smoking-related deaths by 50,000 despite a recent report calling for their regulation. Tobacco-related fatalities could fall by 6,000 ...

Smoke and mirrors
Pharmacy News - September 19, 2014

E-cigarettes are now part of the landscape but as yet we in the pharmacy profession know all too little about them and what information we have about these ...

Patirot Press: Electronic cigarettes no longer allowed in classrooms [VIDEO]
The Patriot Talon - September 19, 2014

Do you vape? New UT Tyler legislation prevents vaping in classrooms and requires everyone who is vaping to be at least 25 feet from entrances.

Tyler ISD bans e-cigs on property: Move follows Smith County's ...
KYTX - September 19, 2014

(TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Tyler ISD trustees Thursday followed the lead of Smith County officials and prohibited the use of electronic cigarettes or any ...

Exeter snuffs out e-ciggs on campus
Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers - September 19, 2014

During the Tuesday, Sept. 16 Exeter Township School Board voting meeting, the board updated their tobacco use policy to include electronic cigarettes and tobacco-related devices. The district wide tobacco use policy was last updated on April 14, 2011. The policy now includes and defines an electronic cigarette as any oral device that provides a vapor of liquid nicotine, lobelia and or any other substance, and the use of inhalation of which stimulates smoking…

New Smoking Ordinance Draft Expected in Branson
OzarksFirst.com - September 19, 2014

BRANSON, Mo.-- The Branson Board of Aldermen and the mayor held a study session Thursday to discuss the most talked about issue in the city. The proposed smoking ordinance has been revised twice, and a third is on the way following the meeting. Some of the changes expected in the revised draft are moving the distance smokers can be from doorways from 10 feet to 6 feet, and smoking would also be allowed on public patios outside of that distance. Other changes include allowing smoking in common areas like RV parks and campgrounds, and hotel owners could allow smoking in up to 20 percent of their rooms. One topic expected to stay the same is banning the use of electronic cigarettes inside…

Hingham health board sets vote on e-cigarette restrictions
The Patriot Ledger - September 19, 2014

HINGHAM The town's board of health will consider banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 at its Oct. 28 meeting. Dropped from the proposed regulation was a provision that would set 21 as the minimum age for purchasing tobacco and e-cigarettes. ...

No More Smoke
Thenews.org September 19, 2014

In light of Gov. Steve Beshears recent executive order banning smoking on government property, the Universitys potential to instill a smoking ban of its own has lit up debates all over campus. There are 1,372 total colleges and universities nationally that are smoke-free, 938 are tobacco-free and 167 do not allow e-cigarettes, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. …

Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Monday, September 8, 2014
Muscatine Journal - September 19, 2014

Furlong stated he does not think the County should be purchasing e-cigarettes for sale through the Commissary. Board consensus was to have a discussion with ...

Colleges snuffing out smoking on campus
Macon Telegraph (blog) - September 19, 2014

Nicotine is out at Georgias public universities this fall. In a far-reaching ban, the University System of Georgia is barring the use of all forms of tobacco -- from cigarettes to smokeless, hookahs to e-cigarettes -- starting Oct. 1…

Ban on tobacco proves ineffective
Technique - September 19, 2014

With the implementation of the Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus Policy, Tech's campus is now supposedly tobacco free as cigarettes, hookah, e-cigarettes, ...

Carroll Hospital Center to stop hiring smokers
WBAL Baltimore - September 18, 2014

... for a position about their use of any nicotine products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and any other products containing nicotine…

Discussion: How Should Cities Address Emerging Technologies ...
JD Supra (press release) - September 18, 2014

E-cigarettes, which are promoted as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, but raise regulatory questions all their own. Automated License Plate Readers, ...

Numbers of children using e-cigarettes 'on the rise'
The Independent (uk) - September 18, 2014

E-cigarette use among children is on the rise in the UK, but the vast majority of those using them are already current or ex-smokers, a new survey has revealed. ...

E-Cigarettes: Tobacco-Free, But Your Heart May Still Be at Risk
Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic - September 18, 2014

Electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes, deliver nicotine without the tar and smoke of traditional tobacco cigarettes. But doctors say they still carry ...

Brand of the Day: Meet the U.S. Market Leader in E-Cigarettes
Adweek - September 18, 2014

Electronic cigarettes may be relatively young product category, but that doesn't mean various brands aren't battling for top spot of a $2 billion market. Beyond the ...

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown: Protecting Ohio children from liquid nicotine and e-cigarettes
Sidney Daily News - September 18, 2014

In a letter to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), I joined with 12 other members of Congress in urging the agency to take immediate action against e-cigarette companies' predatory efforts to market their products to young people.

Tobacco CEO Susan Cameron can't quit
Fortune - September 18, 2014

"Smoking harms people," says Cameron, articulating the word as she draws on a Vuse, Reynolds's new electronic cigarette. Today's tobacco chiefs are more ...

The Style Guy Solves Your Sartorial Conundrums
GQ Magazine - September 18, 2014

I say vape in place. Why stand in front of the office building in the snow to get your fix? Vape that cubicle! If it were up to me, we'd still have smoking sections in ...

Sept. 18, 2014: ASHRAE Proposes Alternate Compliance Path for ...
ACHR NEWS - September 18, 2014

ATLANTA - Recognizing that the ventilation rate procedure in its IAQ ... and often have multiple zone systems that provide HVAC to similar space types. ... from electronic smoking devices and from smoking of cannabis (now allowed by some ... Also open for public comment is proposed addendum c, which would revise the current definition of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) to include emissions from electronic smoking devices and from smoking of cannabis (now allowed by some jurisdictions).

Smoking and public spaces
Boulder Daily Camera - September 18, 2014

This week, the Louisville City Council passed an ordinance that will ban e-cigarette use in public places where smoking is banned. The city is joining a growing ...

E-cigarettes banned from District 117 property
WLDS-WEAI News - September 18, 2014

District 117 school board members unanimously agreed to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on school property at last night's meeting. Taking effect ...

To vape or not to vape, that is the question
Kansas State Collegian - September 18, 2014

Whatever the answer might be, there is still a question about whether e-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes. According to the data website Statistic ...

E-cig retailer speaks with CADA
The Floyd County Times - September 18, 2014

Kristie Kendall demonstrates the different sizes and shapes that electronic cigarettes come in, including one that shows users how many puffs they take each ...

Council Committees Discuss e-Cigarettes, Cybersecurity Today
Montgomery Community Media - September 18, 2014

The Montgomery County Council's Health and Human Services Committee is scheduled to continue its discussions on e-cigarettes at 9:30 a.m. today.

Law prohibits teens, e-cigs
Northwest Missouri - September 18, 2014

The Missouri legislature proposed and voted on SB 841, banning the sale of ... "If we've had almost 50 years of being told not to smoke and people have tried to ...

Under the Microscope: E-cigs, Schizophrenia and school lunches
KBIA - September 18, 2014

It's the first regulation of e-cigarettes in Missouri, but health advocates point out it also creates protections for the devices. And as Heartland Health Monitor's Alex ...

Aurora Council shoots down ban on e-cigarettes
YorkRegion.com - September 18, 2014

E-cigarettes, which are comprised of a battery, chamber containing liquid and an atomizer that heats up the liquid to turn it into vapour, are not covered under the ...

Bristol Tennessee City Council sets vote on beer sales at theaters
TriCities.com - September 17, 2014

Next month, the council will also consider banning electronic cigarettes on city-owned and leased properties. The city currently only bans smoking cigarettes.

School board talks about bed bugs, e-cigarettes
Jacksonville Journal Courier - September 17, 2014

Policies regarding bed bugs and electronic cigarettes were discussed at Wednesday night's meeting of the Jacksonville District 117 school board.

E-cigarettes have no place on a smoke-free CSUF campus
The Daily Titan - September 17, 2014

The idea of smoke-free has developed a controversial grey area with the growing ... The popular new trend is currently included in the campus-wide ban, and ...

DEAR JON: E-cigarettes still largely allowed
KIONrightnow.com - September 17, 2014

I received this question anonymously, "Dear Jon, is it legal to smoke ... The city of Santa Cruz has added e-cigarettes to their tobacco ban ordinance, but no other ... Tobacco is banned in restaurants and bars and workplaces in California, but as of ... So much like the plastic bag bans popping up in cities and counties in the ...

Mission Viejo may ban minors from using e-cigarettes
OCRegister - September 17, 2014

Mission Viejo may ban minors from using e-cigarettes. A proposed ... Proponents say e-cigarettes help people quit smoking and are safer than cigarettes.

Teen applauds school's e-cigarette policy
Milwaukee Neighborhood - September 17, 2014

It's because of e-cigarettes addictive qualities that Pulaski, as well as many other Milwaukee Public Schools have made a small change to their tobacco-free ...

E-Cigarettes and Maintenance Therapy: A Smart Public Health ...
Huffington Post - September 17, 2014

I don't smoke, but I find myself fascinated by and passionate about the debate over e-cigarettes. Why? Because e-cigarettes illustrate how harm reduction ...

Study: E-cigarettes 'do not encourage child smoking'
Nursing in practice (uk) - September 17, 2014

Over 4,000 11-18 year olds were surveyed in 2013 and 2014 about their attitudes to smoking and electronic cigarette use.

Sen. Nelson succeeds in drive to require child-proof liquid nicotine ...
Bradenton Herald - September 17, 2014

... Maternal and Child Health Programs, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Boston Public Health Commission, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, ...

AHA Weighs In: E-Cigarettes Are A Threat For Adults Of All Ages
Sunrise Senior Living Blog (blog) - September 17, 2014

E-cigarettes have become very popular in the few years since they first emerged on the market, with many smoking consumers, especially those in senior…

VIDEO: Council Votes to Regulate Sale of E-Cigarettes
NBC San Diego 7/39 - September 17, 2014

The ordinance, proposed earlier this year by Councilmember Mark Kersey, suggested banning vaping or e-cigs in public places like parks, beaches, bars and restaurants. The ordinance also calls for businesses selling e-cigarettes to have a tobacco retailer

City Council passes e-cigarette ordinance
KUSI-9 (San Diego, CA) - September 17, 2014

City Council members hope today's unanimous vote will make it harder for these kids to graduate to regular cigarettes. Joe Boardman went from smoking a pack a cigarettes a day before making the switch to e-cigarettes or vaping.

Electronic Cigarettes and the Public Health; Public Workshop
Amazon Web Services / Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) - September 17, 2014

Center for Tobacco Products, is announcing a public workshop to obtain information on electronic cigarettes and the public health. The workshop will include presentations and panel discussions about the current state of the science...on December 10, 2014.

FDA Announces E-Cigarette Workshop
Tobacco Law blog- Troutman Sanders LLP - September 17, 2014

announced that it will conduct a public workshop to discuss e-cigarettes, including product science, packaging and labeling, risks and benefits of product characteristics, strategies to mitigate consumer risks, and methods for evaluating product performan

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) Comments on ...
EIN News (press release) - September 17, 2014

SFATA, the largest trade group dedicated to advocacy, awareness and education in the vapor products industry, favors a national standard for child-resistant ...

Should 'Vaping Bars' Be Banned?
Boston.com - September 17, 2014

As new research shows most young people do not plan to smoke e-cigarettes, experts are divided over the safety of "vaping". Advertisement-Continue Reading ...

Cigarette-like inhaler licensed for prescription
Nursing in Practice - September 17, 2014

A nicotine inhaler which resembles a cigarette has been licensed as a medicine ... Although no electronic cigarettes have been licensed as a medicine, medical ...

Workplace rules vary for chewing tobacco, e-cigs
Insurance News Net - September 17, 2014

Sept. 17 --A surge in the popularity of e-cigarettes has prompted Fox Cities municipalities to address workplace policies on the use of tobacco and nicotine…

EDITORIAL - Clarify e-cigarette ban
Jamaica Gleaner (jm) - September 17, 2014

…there are potentially unknown dangers in e-cigarettes, but their outright ban from entering Jamaica, while the importation of tobacco products remains legal, is, to say the least, paradoxical. Indeed, this move is likely to encourage an increase in the …

E-Cigarettes banned in Barton County buildings
KSN-TV - September 17, 2014

"I think e-cigarettes do appeal to our younger population, I think that it's appealing to the people who continue to use tobacco but feel that they can do it in a safer ...

Tobacco regulations updated
Wicked Local Beverly - September 17, 2014

Beverly stores that sell e-cigarettes, e-cigars and vape pens are required by law to begin asking for the identification of anyone who requests to purchase those ...

Bob Sigman: Overland Park leads the way against risks of e-cigarettes
Kansas City Star - September 17, 2014

Overland Park has again demonstrated why it is recognized as one of the nation's most livable cities. In August, the city council banned the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, the first city in Johnson County to take action against what is ...

Health district adopts e-cig policy
Columbia Basin Herald - September 17, 2014

... Smoking in Public Places law, essentially banning the use of e-cigarettes in the same ... The law, passed by state voters in 2005, prohibits smoking in public places such as ... the use of e-cigarettes everywhere that smoking is already banned. ... Maryland and Arkansas, have limited laws that ban the use of e-cigarettes in ...

E -cigarettes not banned, Health Ministry says
Jamaica Observer (jm) - September 17, 2014

Ministry of Health today announced that there is no ban on e-cigarettes ... is advising that the product, which contains nicotine, is not banned but requires registration and a permit to be

State tracking spike in minors exposed to e-cigarettes, marijuana
KREM (Spokane, WA) - September 16, 2014

Washington Poison Center is tracking what it calls a concerning trend in the number of kids accidentally exposed to e-cigarettes and marijuana. The Poison Center says calls about children sucking on e-cigarettes or drinking its nicotine liquid are up 600...

Harrisonburg School Board to Vote on E-Cig Ban
WHSV - September 16, 2014

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The use of tobacco and electronic cigarettes will most likely soon be banned in Harrisonburg schools. If the school board ...

E-cigs are a policymaking challenge
Columbia Daily Tribune - September 16, 2014

E-cigarettes pose a public policy conundrum. They are a gateway drug - but it's not, or hasn't been, entirely clear in which direction most traffic through that ...

Anti-Smoking Advocates Hope Executive Action Adds To Momentum
WUKY - September 16, 2014

Steve Beshear have emboldened advocates for a statewide smoking ban. ... and e-cigarettes to the state's 2006 law banning smoking in state-owned buildings ...

E-Cigarettes Officially Banned in District 51 Schools
KREX News Channel 5 - September 16, 2014

E-Cigarettes Officially Banned in District 51 Schools ... at Tuesday night's school board meeting by banning all e-cigarette devices from school grounds. ... It was first adopted in 1990 to deal with cigarettes, but now that smoking technology has ...

Louisville pulls the plug on e-cigarettes
Boulder Daily Camera - September 16, 2014

The city staff recommended the outright ban based on the potential health ... "I think the prediction (when the city banned tobacco smoking in public) was that the ...

Alarmed at Increase in Smoking, New York Regulators Resist a ...
Reason (blog) - September 16, 2014

To the extent that government policies help explain the drop in smoking ... of the vaping ban-that e-cigarettes might confuse people because they look like the ...

E-cigarettes set to be banned from taxis
Lancashire Evening Telegraph - September 16, 2014

,,,If the idea is approved a driver shall 'not smoke in the vehicle or permit any passenger to smoke in the vehicle, which for the avoidable of doubt shall include smoking or using electronic cigarette or any other vapour-producing smoking device'…

Four Tri-state fire district elections cancelled
Mohave Valley News - September 16, 2014

The board also directed staff to come up with a policy about e-cigarettes being smoked at county buildings. Public Health Director Patty Mead said there is not ...

SD City Council set to confirm e-cig regulations
10News - September 16, 2014

The ordinance, which was approved July 28, regulates retail sales of the ... of vapor inhalers say the devices have weaned people off smoking cigarettes...

Editorial: Citywide e-cig ban is overbearing
UI The Daily Iowan - September 16, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are smoking devices that provide nicotine, often in ... The first vote will be to determine if they should be banned on all public property. ... The bans aims to protect people and act as a deterrent to unhealthy behavior. In fact ...

E-cig use in public may be prohibited
UI The Daily Iowan - September 16, 2014

... Air Act, meaning that their use would be banned in places such as restaurants and clubs. ... Dobyns said he supports the move to ban e-cigarettes on city-owned property, ... City Councils have yet to formally raise the matter of banning e-cigarettes. ... "The tobacco industry wants to renormalize the smoking behavior [with ...

St. Peters postpones e-cigarette vote
Newsmagazinenetwork - September 16, 2014

St. Peters may pass its own bill banning the purchase and possession of electronic cigarettes by minors smoking, but consideration of that bill has ... Barclay said he hoped to pass a city ordinance that not only bans the sale and possession of ...

Columbia city councilwoman wants tobacco products restricted for ...
ABC17News.com - September 16, 2014

Smoking is the most preventable cause of disease, disability and death in Missouri ... It was last week in the veto session a new law banned e-cigarettes sales to ...

County adds e-cigs to banned items
Portland Tribune - September 16, 2014

Commissioners heard from Jeff Borquist of Emerald Vapors in Eugene, who worried that the prohibition on county property would be one step closer to a full ban ...

EDITORIAL: Invite e-cigarettes to the beach: Editorial Agenda 2014
The Oregonian - September 16, 2014

Rather than adopting outdoor "smoking" bans that clumsily include both traditional and e-cigarettes, as Forest Grove and other cities have done, policymakers should allow both and actively encourage the latter as a more environmentally friendly alternative ...

Va. Schools Banning E-cigarettes
WHSV - September 16, 2014

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The Harrisonburg City School Board is snuffing electronic cigarettes - their use and possession on school grounds.

E-cigarette biz is red hot
Hopewell News - September 16, 2014

COLONIAL HEIGHTS - "We view ourselves as a juice company in a retail center. So it's just the avenue, kind of like a Starbuck's approach where that's our coffee," Smith said, crediting the flavor creation process as Phillips's baby and an instrumental differentiator between Avail and other e-cigarette outlets...

E-Cigarettes Are Tired Of Being The "Cool Dad" Of Smoking
Refinery29 - September 16, 2014

Smokers become smokers for all kinds of reasons: because of stress, because ... that it's banned from airing actual commercials, as is the case with cigarettes.

VAPE Holdings Begins Product Expansion Plan with Launch of ...
PR Newswire - September 16, 2014

... inert ceramic vaporization element, which can be used for a range of applications, including stand-alone vaporization products and electronic cigarettes.

Discover Global e-cigarette market trends and forecast up to 2019
WhaTech - September 16, 2014

This latest offering from Transparency Market Research is ideal for both new and existing players in the e-cigarettes market the world over. It studies the existing ...

Import of electronic cigarettes blocked
Stabroek News - September 16, 2014

Jamaica's one-year-old ban on smoking in public spaces also restricts the use ... E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that mimic the experience of smoking.

E-Cigarette Sales Rise Rapidly on Announcement of Cigarette Price Hike
Korea IT Times (kr) - September 16, 2014

After the government announces that it would raise the price of cigarettes by 80 percent from January next year, the sales of alternative tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes are rising quickly.

E-Cigarettes Make Their Way Into Hollywood Movies
International Business Times - September 15, 2014

While the former has been banned from paid product placement in ... But critics argue e-cigarettes allow "smokers" to sidestep smoking bans in public places.

Grant County adopts ordinance regulating e-cigarettes
KXLY Spokane - September 15, 2014

The Grant County Board of Health has unanimously adopted an ordinance regulating the sale, ... The ordinance mirrors the Smoking in Public Places law.

Utah Teens Using Electronic Cigarettes Jeopardize Their Health
UUHC Health Feed - September 15, 2014

A rapidly growing number of Utah teens are using electronic cigarettes, an activity that has health professionals alarmed. According to the Utah Department of ...

An error by the city of Murray may close one business's doors next ...
Good4Utah - September 15, 2014

I have 200 customers a day that come in here because of iVape, because of ecigarettes they no longer smoke real cigarettes," says owner Grant Hiller. Murray ...

Boulder may expand smoking ban
9NEWS.com - September 15, 2014

BOULDER - City officials hope to expand Boulder's smoking ban to include ... and e-cigarettes in the Downtown Boulder Improvement District would be banned.

City should allow e-cigarette shop owner to have livelihood
DesMoinesRegister.com - September 15, 2014

Kelley Page, 47, stands inside Great Alternatives E-Cigs, his Des Moines electronic cigarette shop that opened in May of 2013. ...

Vendors welcome limits on e-cigarettes
News-Press Now - September 15, 2014

Dan Hathaway, manager of Pride Vapor, an e-cigarette liquids outlet located Downtown, doesn't anticipate any impact from the e-cigarette law on his business.

E-Cigarette Industry Prepares For New Federal Rules
KRCU - September 15, 2014

... its first policy statement on the issue, also says there is not enough scientific evidence to back up claims e-cigarettes help people give up traditional smokes.

Des Moines e-cigarette shop faces closure from law
Clinton Herald - September 15, 2014

DES MOINES (AP) A Des Moines electronic cigarette store could be put out of business because of a new state law regulating those products. The law requires businesses selling e-cigarettes to have a tobacco license. It also bans selling the items to anyone younger than 18. Before the July 1 law, there were no restrictions on e-cigarettes devices that heat liquid and nicotine into flavored, smokeless vapor. Kelley Page, owner of Great Alternatives E-Cigs, told The Des Moines Register that his store already didnt sell to those under 18, so he had supported the measure. But he learned only after it passed that his criminal convictions from 1993 to 2007 could keep him from getting a tobacco license.

Kansas hospitals crackdown on smoking laws
Kansas First News - September 15, 2014

Since 2007 the majority of the medical providers in Salina have been tobacco free. But some patients continue to sneak cigarettes or chewing tobacco into the facilities despite the ban. It is important to note that electronic cigarettes are included in the no smoking rule at St. Francis Health Center. These cigarettes contain varying levels of ...

New regulations restrict sale of e-cigarettes in Pembroke
Wicked Local Pembroke - September 15, 2014

The Pembroke Board of Health on Aug. 25 voted to adopt new regulations that restrict the sale of all nicotine delivery products, including electronic cigarettes, to people 18 and older. The regulations go into effect on Sept. 30.

Worcester seeks to toughen tobacco ordinance
Worcester Telegram - September 15, 2014

The city administration is recommending a series of amendments to the city's tobacco control ordinance, intended to make it harder for tobacco companies to market their products to local children and lessen the impact of second-hand smoke in city-owned facilities. Prohibit the use of e-cigarettes or e-cigars wherever smoking is prohibited. Ban redemption of coupons that permit free tobacco products. Ban flavored tobacco products, except in retail stores and smoking/hookah bars. ...

Missouri's E-Cigarette Veto Override May Lead To Showdown With ...
KCUR - September 15, 2014

While the new law bans sales to minors, it also prevents e-cigarettes from being ... these groups point out that, by defining e-cigarettes as not tobacco, it keeps ...

Community editorial board: Potential e-cig ban leaves some huffing ...
Laramie Boomerang - September 15, 2014

A public hearing scheduled for Tuesday should give people a chance to voice their opinions about the City Councils proposed ordinance to ban electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, from most public places and businesses in Laramie. Some proponents of the ban argue that the use of e-cigs, a practice referred to as vaping, can cause harm to those who are exposed secondhand. Others favoring the ban argue that vaping is, at the very least, a nuisance they shouldnt be subjected to when congregating in public places.

Altria Group's Potential In The E-Cigarettes Market
Trefis - September 15, 2014

Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog estimates the e-cigarette market in the U.S. to ... In December 2013, Altria announced a cross-licensing agreement with Philip ... to extend the same regulations that apply for tobacco to e-cigarettes as well.

Coming Soon to Theaters Near You: E-Cigarettes
SmokeStik's Product Placement in 'Cymbeline' Has Far-Reaching Implications for Hollywood and Big Tobacco
Wall Street Journal - September 14, 2014

LOS ANGELESA new film adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Cymbeline" stars Ethan Hawke and takes place in the present day. It even gives one lead character a very current accessory: an electronic cigarette. Throughout the movie, actress Milla Jovovich puffs away on an e-cigarette called a SmokeStik. In one scene, signs for the brand hang in a convenience store next to condoms and calling cards. The product's cameo appearance comes courtesy of Canada-based SmokeStik International Inc.in just the kind of paid-product placement that has been off-limits to traditional tobacco companies in Hollywood for nearly two decades. "I don't see a problem with glamorizing something that saves lives," says SmokeStik's chief executive, Bill Marangos. Like others in his business, he considers e-cigarettes to be a less-harmful alternative to traditional smokes.

E-Cigarettes Get Their Shot in Hollywood [VIDEO]
Wall Street Journal - September 14, 2014

Paid product placement in films has been off limits for tobacco companies for the past 16 years. But now e-cigarette companies like the Canada-based ...

E-Cigarette Industry Prepares For New Federal Rules
St. Louis Public Radio - September 14, 2014

Although Buchanan and others in the e-cigarette, or vaping, industry are concerned some of the regulations may go too far, others say they might not be strong ...

Response to McNeill et al criticism of the report we prepared for WHO and subsequent review paper in Circulation on ecigs
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) September 14, 2014

Just as I was leaving for vacation a few weeks ago, Ann McNeill, Jean-Francois Etter, Konstantinos Farsalinos, Peter Hajek, Jacques l e Housezec, and Hayden McRobbie published a blistering critique of the review of the scientific evidence on e-cigarettes that Rachel Grana, Neal Benowitz, and I prepared for the WHO last year and the subsequent peer reviewed review paper that we published in Circulation a few months later based on the WHO report (that included several important papers published after we delivered the report to WHO).

Falling for the e-cigarette trap
The Nation - September 14, 2014

A group of researchers in the US assessed associations between e-cigarette use and smoking intentions among U.S. youth who had never smoked conventional cigarettes. ...

Oregon lawmakers start thinking about 2015
Statesman Journal - September 14, 2014

E-Cigarettes: Rep. Andy Olson, R-Albany, tried and failed to pass a bill banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors during the 2014 session. It looks like the topic ...

Quebec soldiers on with plans to regulate e-cigarettes
CJAD - September 14, 2014

In the wake of a push from Montreal for regulations for e-cigarettes, the Quebec government is repeating its intention to at least examine the issue. The office for ...

Proposed state legislation to prohibit e-cigs released by Health Ministry
Jerusalem Post - September 14, 2014

The use of e-cigs would be prohibited in public locations, just like tobacco products themselves, if the bill passes. ...

E-cig sales ban blasted
New Zealand Herald - September 14, 2014

Ordering nicotine-based e-cigarette products off the shelves is "ridiculous", says a health official and respected anti-smoking campaigner.

E-cigarettes may pose more risks than cigarettes
The Port Arthur News - September 13, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are made up of a cartridge, atomizer, battery and an LED light. The cartridge contains the liquid made up of nicotine, chemicals and any ...

Workplace rules vary for chewing tobacco, e-cigs
Appleton Post Crescent - September 13, 2014

Appleton, Kaukauna, Menasha and Neenah city employees face a mix of policies and rules governing the use of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. The four ...

College Station City Council approves restrictions on sale of e ...
The Eagle - September 13, 2014

Minors in College Station will not be able to own, purchase or use e-cigarettes after Sept. 22 because of an ordinance change passed by the College Station City Council on Thursday night...

E-cigarette industry booming in region, US
Hesperia Star - September 13, 2014

Locally, electronic cigarettes were banned from all San Bernardino County facilities in 2012, and the town of Apple Valley approved an ordinance in May that ...

Reaction After Recommendation To Add E-Cigs To Smoking Ban [VIDEO]
WTVQ - September 13, 2014

Electronic Cigarette owners and users react after the Fayette County Board of Health voted 9-0 at Monday night's meeting to recommend to the Urban County Council that E-cigs be added to the city's smoking ban.

Resident looks to add e-cigs to town tobacco regs
Wicked Local Wrentham - September 13, 2014

In it, he seeks to add electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to the definition of smoking tobacco, which was recently amended by a warrant article that ...

Mechanism Proposed for Nicotine Gateway Hypothesis
HCPLive - September 12, 2014

"Nicotine acts as a gateway drug on the brain, and this effect is likely to occur whether the exposure is from smoking tobacco, passive tobacco smoke, ...

Smoking or not? Public packs City Hall for smoking ordinance comments
Branson Tri-Lakes news - September 12, 2014

There was hardly an open seat in Branson City Hall Tuesday evening as dozens of residents sat in to make their voices heard on the citys proposed smoking ordinance. He also, in light of discussions on e-cigarettes, reminded the audience members that nicotine, which can be found in e-cigarette juice, is a toxin if administered ...

Our View: Extending smoke-free ordinance makes sense
Post-Bulletin - September 12, 2014

Months of discussion and limited feedback likely are adding to the addition of e-cigarettes in Olmsted County's Smoke Free Workplace ordinance. An initial request for input from the county's public health department yielded 39 responses from 300 emails to business owners, with about 64 percent backing the ordinance change. A later letter sent to 695 businesses produced only four responses.

CS Council Approves Banning E-Cigarettes to Minors
WTAW - September 12, 2014

The College Station city council has approved banning e-cigarettes to minors. That includes possession and consumption. Before the unanimous vote applying ...

E-cigarettes barred from FDL Government Center
Fond du Lac Reporter - September 12, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are officially out at the Fond du Lac City County Government Center and they may face a ban in other public buildings. The City County Building Board voted recently to bar e-cigarettes from all parts of the Government Center at 160 S. Macy St. The Board has authority to decide ...

E-cigarettes may be gateway to drug abuse
ConsumerReports.org - September 12, 2014

Young people who take up smoking e-cigarettes may be more likely to start smoking cigarettes and using illicit drugs, too. That's according to a recent study in ...

Smoke This! Public Health Impacts of E-Cigarettes
Newswise (press release) - September 12, 2014

In fact, many e-cigarettes are designed to look just like a regular cigarette, cigar, or pipe. However, one big difference between an e-cigarette and a regular ...

Nicotine Inhaler Offers Alternative to E-Cigs
Newsmax Health - September 12, 2014

A new nicotine inhaler to be sold by a unit of British American Tobacco has been licensed in the UK as a medicinal product, marking the arrival of a novel alternative in the fast-growing market for electronic cigarettes. The cigarette-shaped Voke Inhaler marks a further move by one of the world's biggest tobacco companies to defend its turf in a rapidly changing market. Since it involves no heat, electronics or battery it is not classified as an e-cigarette.

First nicotine inhaler approved
Management Today - September 12, 2014

Unlike e-cigarettes, the Voke inhaler has no electronic or heating components, and produces no second hand smoke. The product has had the backing of ...

Queensland brings in laws on e-cigarettes
Gatton Star - September 12, 2014

E-cigarettes have been marketed as a more attractive option to smokers attempting to ... "Like regular cigarettes, the Tobacco Act amendments will not ban these ...

Two e-cigarette batteries "exploded" and initiated ...
Mynextfone - September 12, 2014

E-cigarette batteries begin two fires Yorkshire.Two e-cigarette batteries "exploded" and initiated fires in two West Yorkshire homes in only 24 hours.

Elgin County bans e-cigarettes
St. Thomas Times-Journal - September 11, 2014

A region that included a large swath of the province's tobacco belt is at the forefront of banning e-cigarettes. Elgin County is the third Ontario municipality to ban ...

E-cigarettes should be regulated -- Steve Rankin
Madison.com - September 11, 2014

The answer seems pretty straightforward. The e-cigarette is a drug delivery device. The sellers are pretty open about this. You can choose the concentration of ...

Local fumes over potential smoking ban
The Turlock Journal - September 11, 2014

Every morning Larry Clinton walks his dogs to the park and lights up his morning cigarette. A smoker since 1956, Clintons morning ritual is one of the few habits that he enjoys but the Turlock Girl Scouts of Troop 3289 are threatening to take that away. The decision to also prohibit e-cigarettes despite the decreased risk of secondhand smoke from these cigarettes is due to the fact that the mere smoking gesture ...

Vaping, smoking now the same under Wilmette regulations
Wilmette Life - September 11, 2014

Wilmette joined a growing number of communities this week when it banned the sale of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to teens under the age of 18, and prohibited people from using the devices anywhere in the village that traditional cigarettes are banned.

Wilmette regulates e-cigarettes as tobacco product
Chicago Tribune - September 11, 2014

The Wilmette village board recently voted to regulate e-cigarettes the same way it does all tobacco products.

Des Moines e-cigarette shop faces closure from law
Clinton Herald - September 15, 2014

DES MOINES (AP) A Des Moines electronic cigarette store could be put out of business because of a new state law regulating those products. The law requires businesses selling e-cigarettes to have a tobacco license. It also bans selling the items to anyone younger than 18. Before the July 1 law, there were no restrictions on e-cigarettes devices that heat liquid and nicotine into flavored, smokeless vapor. Kelley Page, owner of Great Alternatives E-Cigs, told The Des Moines Register that his store already didnt sell to those under 18, so he had supported the measure. But he learned only after it passed that his criminal convictions from 1993 to 2007 could keep him from getting a tobacco license.

Kansas hospitals crackdown on smoking laws
Kansas First News - September 15, 2014

Since 2007 the majority of the medical providers in Salina have been tobacco free. But some patients continue to sneak cigarettes or chewing tobacco into the facilities despite the ban. It is important to note that electronic cigarettes are included in the no smoking rule at St. Francis Health Center. These cigarettes contain varying levels of ...

New regulations restrict sale of e-cigarettes in Pembroke
Wicked Local Pembroke - September 15, 2014

The Pembroke Board of Health on Aug. 25 voted to adopt new regulations that restrict the sale of all nicotine delivery products, including electronic cigarettes, to people 18 and older. The regulations go into effect on Sept. 30.

Worcester seeks to toughen tobacco ordinance
Worcester Telegram - September 15, 2014

The city administration is recommending a series of amendments to the city's tobacco control ordinance, intended to make it harder for tobacco companies to market their products to local children and lessen the impact of second-hand smoke in city-owned facilities. Prohibit the use of e-cigarettes or e-cigars wherever smoking is prohibited. Ban redemption of coupons that permit free tobacco products. Ban flavored tobacco products, except in retail stores and smoking/hookah bars. ...

Missouri's E-Cigarette Veto Override May Lead To Showdown With ...
KCUR - September 15, 2014

While the new law bans sales to minors, it also prevents e-cigarettes from being ... these groups point out that, by defining e-cigarettes as not tobacco, it keeps ...

Community editorial board: Potential e-cig ban leaves some huffing ...
Laramie Boomerang - September 15, 2014

A public hearing scheduled for Tuesday should give people a chance to voice their opinions about the City Councils proposed ordinance to ban electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, from most public places and businesses in Laramie. Some proponents of the ban argue that the use of e-cigs, a practice referred to as vaping, can cause harm to those who are exposed secondhand. Others favoring the ban argue that vaping is, at the very least, a nuisance they shouldnt be subjected to when congregating in public places.

Altria Group's Potential In The E-Cigarettes Market
Trefis - September 15, 2014

Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog estimates the e-cigarette market in the U.S. to ... In December 2013, Altria announced a cross-licensing agreement with Philip ... to extend the same regulations that apply for tobacco to e-cigarettes as well.

Coming Soon to Theaters Near You: E-Cigarettes
SmokeStik's Product Placement in 'Cymbeline' Has Far-Reaching Implications for Hollywood and Big Tobacco
Wall Street Journal - September 14, 2014

LOS ANGELESA new film adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Cymbeline" stars Ethan Hawke and takes place in the present day. It even gives one lead character a very current accessory: an electronic cigarette. Throughout the movie, actress Milla Jovovich puffs away on an e-cigarette called a SmokeStik. In one scene, signs for the brand hang in a convenience store next to condoms and calling cards. The product's cameo appearance comes courtesy of Canada-based SmokeStik International Inc.in just the kind of paid-product placement that has been off-limits to traditional tobacco companies in Hollywood for nearly two decades. "I don't see a problem with glamorizing something that saves lives," says SmokeStik's chief executive, Bill Marangos. Like others in his business, he considers e-cigarettes to be a less-harmful alternative to traditional smokes.

E-Cigarettes Get Their Shot in Hollywood [VIDEO]
Wall Street Journal - September 14, 2014

Paid product placement in films has been off limits for tobacco companies for the past 16 years. But now e-cigarette companies like the Canada-based ...

E-Cigarette Industry Prepares For New Federal Rules
St. Louis Public Radio - September 14, 2014

Although Buchanan and others in the e-cigarette, or vaping, industry are concerned some of the regulations may go too far, others say they might not be strong ...

Response to McNeill et al criticism of the report we prepared for WHO and subsequent review paper in Circulation on ecigs
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) September 14, 2014

Just as I was leaving for vacation a few weeks ago, Ann McNeill, Jean-Francois Etter, Konstantinos Farsalinos, Peter Hajek, Jacques l e Housezec, and Hayden McRobbie published a blistering critique of the review of the scientific evidence on e-cigarettes that Rachel Grana, Neal Benowitz, and I prepared for the WHO last year and the subsequent peer reviewed review paper that we published in Circulation a few months later based on the WHO report (that included several important papers published after we delivered the report to WHO).

Falling for the e-cigarette trap
The Nation - September 14, 2014

A group of researchers in the US assessed associations between e-cigarette use and smoking intentions among U.S. youth who had never smoked conventional cigarettes. ...

Oregon lawmakers start thinking about 2015
Statesman Journal - September 14, 2014

E-Cigarettes: Rep. Andy Olson, R-Albany, tried and failed to pass a bill banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors during the 2014 session. It looks like the topic ...

Quebec soldiers on with plans to regulate e-cigarettes
CJAD - September 14, 2014

In the wake of a push from Montreal for regulations for e-cigarettes, the Quebec government is repeating its intention to at least examine the issue. The office for ...

Proposed state legislation to prohibit e-cigs released by Health Ministry
Jerusalem Post - September 14, 2014

The use of e-cigs would be prohibited in public locations, just like tobacco products themselves, if the bill passes. ...

E-cig sales ban blasted
New Zealand Herald - September 14, 2014

Ordering nicotine-based e-cigarette products off the shelves is "ridiculous", says a health official and respected anti-smoking campaigner.

E-cigarettes may pose more risks than cigarettes
The Port Arthur News - September 13, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are made up of a cartridge, atomizer, battery and an LED light. The cartridge contains the liquid made up of nicotine, chemicals and any ...

Workplace rules vary for chewing tobacco, e-cigs
Appleton Post Crescent - September 13, 2014

Appleton, Kaukauna, Menasha and Neenah city employees face a mix of policies and rules governing the use of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. The four ...

College Station City Council approves restrictions on sale of e ...
The Eagle - September 13, 2014

Minors in College Station will not be able to own, purchase or use e-cigarettes after Sept. 22 because of an ordinance change passed by the College Station City Council on Thursday night...

E-cigarette industry booming in region, US
Hesperia Star - September 13, 2014

Locally, electronic cigarettes were banned from all San Bernardino County facilities in 2012, and the town of Apple Valley approved an ordinance in May that ...

Reaction After Recommendation To Add E-Cigs To Smoking Ban [VIDEO]
WTVQ - September 13, 2014

Electronic Cigarette owners and users react after the Fayette County Board of Health voted 9-0 at Monday night's meeting to recommend to the Urban County Council that E-cigs be added to the city's smoking ban.

Resident looks to add e-cigs to town tobacco regs
Wicked Local Wrentham - September 13, 2014

In it, he seeks to add electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to the definition of smoking tobacco, which was recently amended by a warrant article that ...

Mechanism Proposed for Nicotine Gateway Hypothesis
HCPLive - September 12, 2014

"Nicotine acts as a gateway drug on the brain, and this effect is likely to occur whether the exposure is from smoking tobacco, passive tobacco smoke, ...

Smoking or not? Public packs City Hall for smoking ordinance comments
Branson Tri-Lakes news - September 12, 2014

There was hardly an open seat in Branson City Hall Tuesday evening as dozens of residents sat in to make their voices heard on the citys proposed smoking ordinance. He also, in light of discussions on e-cigarettes, reminded the audience members that nicotine, which can be found in e-cigarette juice, is a toxin if administered ...

Our View: Extending smoke-free ordinance makes sense
Post-Bulletin - September 12, 2014

Months of discussion and limited feedback likely are adding to the addition of e-cigarettes in Olmsted County's Smoke Free Workplace ordinance. An initial request for input from the county's public health department yielded 39 responses from 300 emails to business owners, with about 64 percent backing the ordinance change. A later letter sent to 695 businesses produced only four responses.

CS Council Approves Banning E-Cigarettes to Minors
WTAW - September 12, 2014

The College Station city council has approved banning e-cigarettes to minors. That includes possession and consumption. Before the unanimous vote applying ...

E-cigarettes barred from FDL Government Center
Fond du Lac Reporter - September 12, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are officially out at the Fond du Lac City County Government Center and they may face a ban in other public buildings. The City County Building Board voted recently to bar e-cigarettes from all parts of the Government Center at 160 S. Macy St. The Board has authority to decide ...

E-cigarettes may be gateway to drug abuse
ConsumerReports.org - September 12, 2014

Young people who take up smoking e-cigarettes may be more likely to start smoking cigarettes and using illicit drugs, too. That's according to a recent study in ...

Smoke This! Public Health Impacts of E-Cigarettes
Newswise (press release) - September 12, 2014

In fact, many e-cigarettes are designed to look just like a regular cigarette, cigar, or pipe. However, one big difference between an e-cigarette and a regular ...

Nicotine Inhaler Offers Alternative to E-Cigs
Newsmax Health - September 12, 2014

A new nicotine inhaler to be sold by a unit of British American Tobacco has been licensed in the UK as a medicinal product, marking the arrival of a novel alternative in the fast-growing market for electronic cigarettes. The cigarette-shaped Voke Inhaler marks a further move by one of the world's biggest tobacco companies to defend its turf in a rapidly changing market. Since it involves no heat, electronics or battery it is not classified as an e-cigarette.

First nicotine inhaler approved
Management Today - September 12, 2014

Unlike e-cigarettes, the Voke inhaler has no electronic or heating components, and produces no second hand smoke. The product has had the backing of ...

Queensland brings in laws on e-cigarettes
Gatton Star - September 12, 2014

E-cigarettes have been marketed as a more attractive option to smokers attempting to ... "Like regular cigarettes, the Tobacco Act amendments will not ban these ...

Two e-cigarette batteries "exploded" and initiated ...
Mynextfone - September 12, 2014

E-cigarette batteries begin two fires Yorkshire.Two e-cigarette batteries "exploded" and initiated fires in two West Yorkshire homes in only 24 hours.

Elgin County bans e-cigarettes
St. Thomas Times-Journal - September 11, 2014

A region that included a large swath of the province's tobacco belt is at the forefront of banning e-cigarettes. Elgin County is the third Ontario municipality to ban ...

E-cigarettes should be regulated -- Steve Rankin
Madison.com - September 11, 2014

The answer seems pretty straightforward. The e-cigarette is a drug delivery device. The sellers are pretty open about this. You can choose the concentration of ...

Local fumes over potential smoking ban
The Turlock Journal - September 11, 2014

Every morning Larry Clinton walks his dogs to the park and lights up his morning cigarette. A smoker since 1956, Clintons morning ritual is one of the few habits that he enjoys but the Turlock Girl Scouts of Troop 3289 are threatening to take that away. The decision to also prohibit e-cigarettes despite the decreased risk of secondhand smoke from these cigarettes is due to the fact that the mere smoking gesture ...

Vaping, smoking now the same under Wilmette regulations
Wilmette Life - September 11, 2014

Wilmette joined a growing number of communities this week when it banned the sale of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to teens under the age of 18, and prohibited people from using the devices anywhere in the village that traditional cigarettes are banned.

Wilmette regulates e-cigarettes as tobacco product
Chicago Tribune - September 11, 2014

The Wilmette village board recently voted to regulate e-cigarettes the same way it does all tobacco products.

The Makers of Vuse and Blu E-Cigs Are Lobbying to Ban Vaping ...
Gizmodo - September 11, 2014

The biggest of the big tobacco companies, RJ Reynolds, which also owns the ... to crack down on flavors the same as it does with regular combustible cigarettes.

Neither Cigarette Nor A Cure
Outlook - September 11, 2014

The mess a lit cigarette creates-ash, smoke, lingering tell-tale odour-all that ... of experts to examine the need to regulate e-cigs or even ban them completely, ...

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Online Tobacco Retailers
NACS Online - September 11, 2014

... to stay current on their responsible retailing efforts to identify and prevent not just tobacco but e-cigarettes and other age-restricted product sales to minors.

How top issues fared in Missouri override session
STLtoday.com - September 11, 2014

Nixon says he vetoed the bill because it also will exempt electronic cigarettes from being taxed or regulated as tobacco products. The bill's GOP sponsor says he ...

Lawmakers vote to ban selling e-cigarettes to kids
ABC17News.com - September 11, 2014

Missouri lawmakers on Thursday overturned Gov. Jay Nixon's veto on the legislation, which would ban anyone under 18 from buying electronic cigarettes.

Advocacy Group Praises Legislature for Override of E-Cig Veto
STLtoday.com - September 11, 2014

This important legislation bars children from purchasing e-cigarettes and correctly draws a distinction between vapor products and deadly combustible tobacco.

Mets co-owner Jeff Wilpon accused of discrimination against ...
New York Daily News - September 11, 2014

Then, during a discussion about whether the team should accept ads for electronic cigarettes, the Mets scion said he was as opposed to e-cigarette ads in Citi ...

Smoking ban could affect parks, government buildings
Huntersville (NC) Herald - September 11, 2014

Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, including Karen Bentley of District 1, will vote Sept. 18 on the smoking ban ordinances restricting all tobacco products in parks and smoke products on government grounds.

E-cigarettes, vapor products included in Bermudian tobacco policy
The Evening Sun - September 11, 2014

"This also addresses new products one-by-one that are banned under the ... cigar or pipe, other lighted smoking product, nicotine, electronic smoking devices, ...

Black River Falls eyes indoor electronic cigarette ban
The Westby Times - September 10, 2014

The devices aren't included under BRF's indoor smoking ban ordinance, which mimics ... in 2010 that bans smoking in indoor areas, like bars, taverns and restaurants. ... "It looks like (banning e-cigarette use) is a relatively new trend, but it seems to be ... electronic cigarette use anywhere where smoking already is banned.

E-Cigarettes Ban Tabled by College Station City Council
KBTX - September 10, 2014

Some E-cigarettes do have nicotine, while others are nicotine and tobacco free. Assistant to College Station City Manager, Chris Jarmon says now the the ...

Council bans smoking in public parks
Community Impact Newspaper - September 10, 2014

It also prohibited the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and the possession or use of ... amendment that would prohibit the possession of all tobacco products in city ...

Include e-cigarettes in city smoking ban
Lexington Herald Leader - September 10, 2014

The council should ban e-cigarette use in workplaces and other indoor public ... for Tobacco Free Kids all urge banning the public indoor use of e-cigarettes. ... the main point of public smoking bans is to protect non-smokers from exposure to ...

Eli Cahan: Vapors and Vapers
The Michigan Daily - September 10, 2014

So goes the typical reaction of an American cigarette smoker examining their first electronic cigarette. It's a revelation in a country where, unlike the rest of the ...

Park District bans smoking at parks
Chicago Sun-Times - September 10, 2014

The ban includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, tobacco and marijuana. It also includes medical marijuana. Prior to the adoption of the resolution, Mike Kolleng of the ...

Smoking, E-Cigarettes Banned From Chicago Parks ...
DNA info - September 10, 2014

CHICAGO - The Chicago Park District's Board of Commissioners voted to ban all forms of smoking in Chicago parks, beaches, playlots and ...

Berkeley council regulates e-cigarettes, passes civic center protections
Contra Costa Times - September 10, 2014

With a 20-year smoking habit, he was able to quit conventional cigarettes three ... District Overlay Ordinance that restricts uses of historic civic center buildings to ...

City Council conducts reading of ordinance restricting electronic ...
Daily Californian - September 10, 2014

Currently, smoking is banned in various areas such as commercial sidewalks, ... Last December, the council chose to ban the use of cigarettes in multiunit housing ... of the community questioned the effectiveness of smoking bans in general. ...

County to consider banning e-cigarettes in public places
Post-Bulletin - September 10, 2014

Olmsted County is considering including e-cigarettes and hookahs in its Smoke Free Workplace ordinance, effectively banning the products wherever traditional ...

Veto session sparks debate over role of e-cigarettes
KBIA - September 10, 2014

Of the numerous items Missouri legislators will consider during this veto session, Senate Bill 841 has state health advocates paying attention. The bill's main ...

Ruby Vapor Greets Crowds at Two-Day Wine & Music Festival
PR.com (press release) - September 10, 2014

Gettysburg, PA, September 10, 2014 --(PR.com)-- For Ruby Vapor, a leading retail store and online source for high-quality electronic cigarettes, e-liquids, and ...

City aims to snuff out e-cigarette use by minors
Kingsville Record - September 10, 2014

With electronic cigarettes growing in popularity, Kingsville police are taking steps to restrict their availability to minors within the city limits by introducing an ...

City Council to reconsider e-cig ordinance
Texas A&M The Battalion - September 10, 2014

"After careful consideration, staff decided to bring forward an ordinance that only places restrictions on minors' access to e-cigarettes," said Colin Killian, ...

FDA's Mitch Zeller to Speak at 2015 NATO Show
CSPnet.com - September 10, 2014

... and the extension of the FDA's regulatory authority under the proposed deeming regulations to include cigars, pipe tobacco, e-cigarettes, and hookah tobacco.

AllVapors.com Announces Lower Prices on All Products in Their ...
EIN News (press release) - September 10, 2014

"Now there isn't a better place online to purchase your e-cigarettes and accessories." Products in the online store include e-cigarette starter kits, e-liquids, ...

VIDEO: "Jazz" Brand E-Cigarette Sparks Destructive Car Fire
WICU 12 (Erie, PA) - September 10, 2014

McCarthy is new to e-cigs - he's trying to quit smoking. He left a "Jazz" brand e-cigarette charging in the car on August 18th, when a neighbor knocked on his door. "They said there's smoke rolling out of your jeep. I ran out there, the back seat had ca

Stop demonising a potentially useful product for smokers
The Pharmaceutical Journal - September 10, 2014

They provide a satisfactory alternative to smoking because the user is still .... It issued a series of recommendations, including a ban on indoor use until there is ...

We Card Focuses on E-Cig Compliance
CSPnet.com - September 10, 2014

"Right now, there's some 41 states that regulate e-cigarettes: that's more than ... The increase in electronic cigarette sales and regulations has also led to new ...

Healthy Living: Are e-cigs really safe?
Wilson County News - September 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to get a handle on new smoking ... with newly proposed regulations that include banning sales to minors and ...

E-cigs helps smokers quit, draw new smokers
The Daily Star-Journal - September 10, 2014

E-cigarettes pose a public policy conundrum. They are a gateway drug - but it's not, or hasn't been, entirely clear in which direction most traffic through that ...

E-cigs: one of the greatest inventions ever
Spiked - September 10, 2014

Got an #ecig and simply forgot about smoking nasty cigarettes. #ecigs are better! ... To curtail or ban the use of e-cigarettes would be a cruel madness indeed.

Leaders Seek to Limit Children's Exposure to E-Cigarettes
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association - September 9, 2014

These include bans on marketing to children, the use of flavorings, and online ... likely to smoke traditional cigarettes and less likely to quit smoking (Dutra LM, ...

Studies relating to e-cigarettes presented at the ERS Congress
Medical News TODAY(UK) - September 9, 2014

The latest evidence on the potential benefits and risks of e-cigarettes has been presented at the European Respiratory Society's International Congress in Munich... The ERS agrees with the recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and...

READER'S VIEWS: I'm supporting Reeves
The Daily Progress - September 9, 2014

... of tobacco products that cannot be sold, purchased by, or possessed by minors. ... could legally sell nicotine vapor products, such as E-cigarettes, to minors.

Moore County Health Department Bans E-Cigarettes
Southern Pines Pilot - September 9, 2014

The use of electronic cigarettes has been banned in all Moore County Health Department buildings, within 50 feet of any building and in ...

Savage calls for fact-finding on electronic cigarettes
kentonbee - September 9, 2014

Savage wants to address the issues concerning electronic cigarettes and vapor lounges.

Branson City Hall packed for smoking ordinance comments
Branson Tri-Lakes news - September 9, 2014

... behind the issue, a handful of residents spoke about e-cigarettes, and others were concerned about a decrease in tourism as a result of the ordinance.

Lee's Summit weighs more smoking restrictions
Kansas City Star - September 9, 2014

Lee's Summit may join cities extending anti-smoking regulations to include electronic cigarettes and complete bans on tobacco in public ... Smoking is already limited in Lee's Summit parks, but the park board is looking at a complete ban. ... "Then people wouldn't have to leave the system if they want to smoke," Lovell said.

Bill would ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors, exempt them from ...
Columbia Missourian - September 9, 2014

Jay Wasson, R-Nixa, would ban the sale of e-cigarettes and other vapor products to those under 18 and would also exempt the products from being taxed and ...

Smoke free ordinance in Rochester could expand
KIMT 3 - September 9, 2014

They are asking for both "hookah" and "e-cigarettes" to be added to the items banned from smoking. "So there's a concern about this being a gateway to smoking ...

Vet warns of e-cigarette poisoning, health risk of liquid nicotine to pets
Fox 17 - September 9, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Many might argue the health benefits of e-cigarettes, but that doesn't mean they're safe for your pets. With the growing popularity of ...

E-Cigarettes Could Be Added To Lexington's Anti-Smoking Ordinance
WUKY - September 9, 2014

Lexington's smoking ban could be expanded if the Urban County Council ... would be banned in all the locations where tobacco smoking is currently prohibited.

Letter: Take classes to quit habit, don't resort to e-cigarettes
The Tribune - September 9, 2014

An article appeared in The Tribune on Aug. 25 from the Associated Press which reported on a recent policy statement made by the American Heart Association....

State Health Department reports almost 1/4 of Arkansas high school ...
KASU - September 9, 2014

The Arkansas Department of Health reports the number of young people smoking in the state is rising. The reason is the electronic cigarette. State health officials ...

City Attorney Launches School Safety Pilot Program
Post-Periodical - September 9, 2014

Following a recent meeting on tobacco enforcement, a parent contacted a local store which was selling e-cigarettes to minors, and the store's owners agreed to ...

City commissioners pass new e-cigarette ordinance
McPherson Sentinel - September 9, 2014

Prior to the revisions there was no ordinance in regards to e-cigarettes. ... The new code states that the use of an electronic smoking device falls under the same ...

Fayette Co. Board of Health recommends banning of e-cigarettes
WKYT - September 9, 2014

(WKYT) - Should electronic cigarettes be banned from public places in Lexington just ... Some think it's a good way to kick the habit of smoking tobacco but many ...

MORRISSEY: E-cigs provide increasingly popular alternative to ...
Daily Nebraskan - September 9, 2014

So, when e-cigarettes started to emerge, I was very excited. They're a safer alternative for smoking, a good method for people who want to quit smoking, and ...

BROWN: E-cigarettes need strong regulation
The Tennessean - September 9, 2014

The American Heart Association recently issued new policy recommendations on the use of electronic cigarettes and their impact on tobacco control efforts. Based on the current evidence, our position is that e-cigarettes containing nicotine are tobacco...

E-cigs not allowed in campus buildings
The Patriot Talon - September 9, 2014

The smoking policy is now treating e-cigarettes and other cigarette devices - cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff - the same as cigarettes, prohibiting their use

E-cigarette debate heats up in online war of words
The Times (subscription) - September 9, 2014

WHO have recommended a ban on indoor smoking of e-cigs as part of tougher regulation of products dangerous to children. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty ...

Public health researcher ignites debate on e-cigarettes
Medical Xpress - September 9, 2014

Wasim Maziak, M.D., Ph.D., one of the world's leading experts in nicotine and tobacco research, has come out strong against promoting e-cigarettes as a ...

E-cigarettes have risks and benefits
Youngstown Vindicator - September 9, 2014

... potential of these products and the reality of what has gone on in the marketplace," said
Matthew Myers, director of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Warning: e-cigarettes are big safety hazard for children
MadeForMums (blog) - September 9, 2014

Electronic cigarette refills are becoming a major hazard for toddlers and young children. A group of doctors have today called for the cartridges to be designed ...

Big 3 Tobacco Want FDA To Ban Vapor E-Cigs
Convenience Store Decisions - September 9, 2014

Reynolds American Inc. has submitted a 119-page document to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking it to ban vapor electronic cigarettes, ...

Wells Fargo Weighs In On Beverage And Tobacco Trends
Convenience Store Decisions - September 9, 2014

C-stores continue to lead other channels in e-cig distribution, but the growth rate for electronic cigarettes has slowed. The vapor market size is $2.5 billion in the ...

Pets poisoned by e-cigarette liquids on rise
The Daily News Journal - September 9, 2014

Nicotine poses a serious threat of poisoning to dogs and cats and e-cigarettes back a powerful punch. The problem is that many pet owners don't realize it.

Are e-cigarettes friend or foe to employee wellness?
Employee Benefit News - September 8, 2014

As the gap widens on whether e-cigarettes are part of the solution or still part of the greater problem of employee smoking cessation, their popularity is still on the ...

E-cigarettes and vaping: How safe?
Dallas Morning News - September 8, 2014

It's when you burn the tobacco, like you do when you smoke a cigarette, that you ... The World Health Organization has also urged governments to ban the use of ...

Student Cited for Possession of E-Cigarette
Sheridan Media (press release) - September 8, 2014

The use of electronic cigarettes, which have only been available in recent years ... protection bill that makes using or possessing the e-cigarette a misdemeanor, ...

State: E-cigarette use doubles, smoking not declining
Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner - September 8, 2014

Utah teenagers aren't the only ones developing an electronic cigarette habit. New data from the Utah Department of Health shows adult usage of e-cigarettes across the state doubled in 2013. The Health Department's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program's

Electronic cigarette safety is questioned
KTVO - September 8, 2014

Recently the Food and Drug Administration announced that they would be regulating electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes are both smoke-free and tobacco-free.

CATHIE SHAFFER: Just an idea
The Independent - September 8, 2014

In case you haven't noticed, e-cigarettes are all the rage. I'm not sure exactly how they work except it's some sort of electronic thingie that uses liquid cartridges ...

What's on City Council agenda this week
Berkeleyside - September 8, 2014

The new law would prohibit the use of those devices everywhere smoking is ... voters in November, but council already had this ordinance in the works and ...

American Heart Association advocates for e-cigarette regulation
The Columbia Chronicle - September 8, 2014

The American Heart Association released its first policy on e-cigarettes Aug. 24, stating that e-cigarettes threaten to addict the next generation of smokers. The AHA said it based its position on the limited scientific research available. Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, said the regulation battle for e-cigarettes is very similar to the battle conventional cigarettes once faced. Its a serious case of deja- vu, Hallett said. In terms of public outcry and outrage, its almost the same.

My Turn: Think E-cigarette are fun? Think again ...
Juneau Empire (subscription) - September 8, 2014

Think e-cigarettes are a fun, new, tobacco-harm-reduction innovation? Do you think they are going to help to stop the senseless loss of life that smoking is responsible for? I suggest you think again. E-cigarette aerosol is not harmless water vapor. E-cigarette juice is made up primarily of propylene glycol, nicotine and flavorings. Propylene glycol is not harmless when routinely inhaled. E-cig juice is unregulated by the FDA and could contain anything. E-cig aerosol has been found to contain carcinogenic chemicals, toxic heavy metals and nicotine residue that floats in the air and settles on the surfaces around an e-cigarette user.

Vapor users want out
Kokomo Perspective - September 8, 2014

Jeff Lamberson smoked for 35 years. He began vaping five years ago and never picked up a cigarette again. Jeff Wilkerson smoked for 42 years. He too was able to break the habit immediately through the use of e-cigarettes. Both men started businesses, selling the tobacco alternative products.

Iowa City Considers E-Cig Ban [VIDEO]
KGAN TV - September 8, 2014

The area around Iowa City has already added E-cigarettes to the smoking ban which says no one can smoke in county buildings or on county property.

Reaction to Beshear's Smoking Announcement
WKMS - September 8, 2014

Governor Beshear last week issued an executive order banning tobacco products and e-cigarettes from state-owned and leased buildings and vehicles, ...

Talk to kids about dangers of nicotine
The Daily News of Newburyport - September 8, 2014

Talk with kids about nicotine and products like vape pens, e-hookah and e-cigarettes and ask them what they see. Many municipal boards of health have taken ...

E-cigarette ban proposal in Rochester Hills: Meeting Monday to discuss possible ban
WDIV Detroit - September 8, 2014

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. - Rochester Hills residents could soon see a change in the city's e-cigarette sales policy. On Monday, city council will introduce an ordinance to ban the sale and use of e-cigarettes by minors. The ordinance would also include a penalty for minors who possess e-cigarettes.

Washington County, cities tighten restrictions on e-cigs
Minneapolis Star Tribune - September 8, 2014

Cities throughout Washington County have been tightening restrictions on e-cigarettes to bring them into line with traditional tobacco products.

American Heart Association advocates for e-cigarette regulation
The Columbia Chronicle - September 8, 2014

The American Heart Association released its first policy on e-cigarettes Aug. 24, stating that e-cigarettes threaten to addict the next generation of smokers. The AHA said it based its position on the limited scientific research available. Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, said the regulation battle for e-cigarettes is very similar to the battle conventional cigarettes once faced. Its a serious case of deja- vu, Hallett said. In terms of public outcry and outrage, its almost the same.

E-cigarettes May Prove To Be Beneficial For Quitting
Design & Trend - September 8, 2014

There is a lot of controversy surrounding E-cigarettes and whether or not they lead to other drugs in the future. A new study has shown that e-cigs may actually ...

Toddler who swallowed e-cigarette refill 'could have died' according to doctors
Irish Mirror - September 8, 2014

A toddler has cheated death after swallowing nicotine contained in an e-cigarette refill. The two-year-old girl from Birmingham was treated at Good Hope Hospital when she vomited after picking up a cartridge containing the chemical and putting it in her mouth. She was given the all-clear after being monitored for several hours. Dr Sanjay Gupta, who treated the child in March, urged parents to be careful with the refills. He also called for more legislation around the safety of e-cigarettes, in a letter to publication Archives of Disease in Childhood.

We Card Preps Retailers for New Requirements
NACS Online - September 8, 2014

ARLINGTON, VA For todays 18-year olds, there has always been We Card. The iconic yellow and red logo UNDER 18, NO TOBACCO: WE CARD is everywhere at the nations tobacco-selling retailers and has been for 18 years running. September is We Card Awareness Month and retailers will look to We Card to stay current on their responsible retailing efforts to identify and prevent not just tobacco but e-cigarettes and other age-restricted product sales to minors.

Higher levels of some metals in e-cigarette smoke
Chemistry World - September 8, 2014

E-cigarettes are electronic devices that aerosolise nicotine-containing liquids, called e-liquids, for users to inhale. They have been widely marketed as safer ...

Respiratory specialists say no to e-cigarettes
PharmaTimes - September 8, 2014

As the argument continues to rage about the pros and cons of e-cigarettes, the European Respiratory Society has nailed its colours firmly to the mast of not supporting their use.

The e-cigarette dilemma: Ruth Marcus
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - September 7, 2014

Although tobacco consumption may drop for these dual-use smokers, the ... Similarly, while Congress banned flavored cigarettes (other than menthol) in 2009, ...

Switch to e-cigarettes today and live
The Westside Story - September 7, 2014

E-cigs produce the same effects that real tobacco produces in smokers, and the nicotine vapor it contains is almost as real as that contained in tobacco smokes, ...

Altria expects sales of e-cig brand in eastern U.S. this fall
TriCities.com - September 7, 2014

A majority of smokers have tried e-cigs, but we are still not seeing widespread transition to e-vapor, Willard said. That indicates that many smokers of ...

E-cigarette debate heats up in Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Journal - September 7, 2014

At least seven stores specializing in electronic cigarettes have opened this year in the Madison area, selling what operators and some anti-tobacco advocates say are a safer alternative to regular cigarettes. Nationally, dozens of cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York have restricted e-cigarettes in smokefree areas, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation in Berkeley, California.

Missouri lawmakers could overturn a record number of Nixon vetoes
Kansas City Star - September 7, 2014

Nixon also hopes to sustain his veto of legislation exempting electronic cigarettes from state tobacco taxes and regulations and banning their sales to minors. Last week he convened a panel of medical professionals to highlight what they described as the dangers of electronic cigarettes.
The bill originally passed with plenty of support for an override, but its sponsor concedes that support has faded a bit.

E-cigarettes are restricted to minors, yet not tobacco regulated
South County Mail - September 7, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY - Restricting e-cigarette sales to minors while exempting the product from tobacco regulation is at the heart of the debate over the vetoed ...

E-cigarette debate heats up in Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Journal - September 7, 2014

At least seven stores specializing in electronic cigarettes have opened this year in the Madison area, selling what operators and some anti-tobacco advocates say are a safer alternative to regular cigarettes. Nationally, dozens of cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York have restricted e-cigarettes in smokefree areas, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation in Berkeley, California.

Restrictions on public use of e-cigs considered
Laramie Boomerang - September 7, 2014

Laramie City councilors shared their opinions on adding electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, into the current tobacco ordinance during Tuesdays meeting. Electronic cigarettes would be treated like tobacco cigarettes and be restricted in most public places if the motion passes its third reading. The first reading passed, 6-3, with councilors Joe Vitale, Paul Weaver and Vicki Henry dissenting.

Apply rules on tobacco to e-cigarettes, councillors say
Montreal Gazette - September 7, 2014

MONTREAL Five Montreal city councillors plan to bring forward a motion calling for the provincial government to apply the same rules that govern the sale and public use of cigarettes to their electronic alternative.

Centre to snuff out e-cigarettes?
The Hindu - September 6, 2014

Coloured, flavoured and attractive they may be, but electronic cigarettes seem to be facing some heat in the country. Reports indicate the Central government is ...

Medical Research Compares E-Cigarettes Vs. Secondhand Smoke [VIDEO]
Boston.com - September 6, 2014

Is secondhand vapor from e-cigarettes safer or more dangerous than secondhand smoke from regular cigarettes?

Big 3 tobacco makers want FDA to ban vapor e-cigs
Winston-Salem Journal - September 6, 2014

Reynolds American Inc. has fired an expected shot across the bow of small vapor cigarette manufacturers. A Reynolds division recommended to the Food and Drug Administration in a 119-page submission that the agency ban the use of vapor electronic cigarettes. We believe FDA should not allow such products to be sold or marketed, Reynolds spokesman David Howard said in discussing the companys submission. We believe open-system vapor products create unique public health risks. These systems are highly subject to adulteration and tampering, they are manufactured largely overseas in facilities that would, as proposed, fall outside regulatory inspection and oversight, and many nicotine liquids are sold in non-child-resistant packaging in flavors that may be appealing to youth. R.J. Reynolds call for the FDA to ban the majority of e-cigarette products should be seen for what it really is an admission that it simply cannot compete in the current e-cigarette market, said Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association.

Debate Over E-Cigarettes Lights Up [VIDEO]
TIME - September 6, 2014

The debate over the safety of e-cigarettes, and whether they will help smokers to quit, or simply make it easier for them to start or continue lighting up, heated up this week. On one side of the disagreement are those pushing for regulation. In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) began a review of data on e-cigarettes and based on studies conducted so far, last month recommended tighter regulation of the devices to protect consumers health. But in a new article published in the journal Addiction, other scientists argue that the WHO misinterpreted the data in a misleading way and that the groups advice for more stringent oversight is problematic.

New Study Finds Electronic Cigarettes A Safer Alternative
Diabetes Insider - September 6, 2014

In a recent study to learn more about electronic cigarettes, doctors have discovered that they can provide a healthier and more stable means of quitting smoking.

Poll Results
Laramie Boomerang - September 6, 2014

The Laramie City Council is considering a ban on using e-cigarettes, or vaping, in all public places, including in businesses that sell the devices. What do you ...

City considers ban on electronic cigarettes
KCCI Des Moines - September 6, 2014

The Iowa City Council is considering banning the use of electronic cigarettes ... as E-cigarettes, the devices heat liquid and nicotine into a flavored, smokeless ...

Surgeon General wants to see more E-cigarette regulation
KATV - September 6, 2014

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - The Arkansas Surgeon General believes regulation on electronic cigarettes should increase.

Editorial: Utah needs modern rules for e-cigarettes
Salt Lake Tribune - September 5, 2014

There is reason to hope that some people can use e-cigarettes to slowly wean themselves away from their dependence on old-fashioned cigarettes. There is evidence that switching from burning tobacco leaves to vaporized tobacco extracts can help even a long-time smoker step down to lower levels of nicotine on the way to quitting altogether. But bridges go both ways. And there is reason to fear that the so-far unregulated manufacture and marketing of e-cigarettes will introduce many people to a lifetime addiction and fail to properly assist others who are struggling to quit.

McPherson to consider ordinance on e-cigarettes
McPherson Sentinel - September 5, 2014

A revision to the McPherson public offense code likely will include regulations regarding the use of electronic cigarettes. In Salina e-cigarettes are banned any place smoking is banned. As it stands in McPherson, e-cigarettes can be used in public places like restaurants, stores and ...

Nicotine by any name is still smoking
McPherson Sentinel - September 5, 2014

However, instead of smokers using e-cigs as a cessation tool, many tobacco users are ... a city ordinance based on Salina's smoking ordinance that would ban smoking e-cigarettes in all the same locations traditional cigarettes are banned.

Va. Schools Banning E-cigarettes
WBOC TV 16 - September 5, 2014

(AP) - The Harrisonburg City School Board is snuffing electronic cigarettes - their use and possession on school grounds. The board took the action this week, ...

Harrisonburg, county ban electronic cigarettes on school grounds
The Tribune - September 5, 2014

HARRISONBURG, Virginia The Harrisonburg City School Board is snuffing electronic cigarettes their use and possession on school grounds. The board ...

E-cigarettes 'could save lives,' WHO report 'inaccurate': Tobacco addiction experts
Tech Times - September 5, 2014

A group of tobacco addiction experts claims that the review on e-cigarettes commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) and also served as the basis of the report the U.N agency released last month, contains inaccurate data that could lead policymakers and the public missing the potential benefits of electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigarettes Could Prevent 6000 Premature Deaths for Every Million Smokers in UK
International Business Times UK - September 5, 2014

There are estimated to be around 1.3 million e-cigarette users in the UK and sales have ... Peter Hajek, of the tobacco dependence research unit at Queen Mary ...

UN report on e-cigarettes is flawed, say critics
Channel News Asia - September 5, 2014

Health experts fearing a clampdown on e-cigarettes has said a UN report on the device had exaggerated their health risk and underplayed their role as a safe alternative to tobacco.

ECigarettes May Open Addiction To Marijuana, Cocaine
Siliconindia.com - September 5, 2014

NEW YORK: Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in fact, promote use and addiction to illicit drugs, says a study. E-cigarettes may function as a "gateway drug" - a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to other substances such as marijuana and cocaine, the findings showed.

E-Cigs Are Harmful To You Pets
KRIS Corpus Christi News - September 5, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI - The number of pets poisoned by e-cigs has more than doubled ... E-cigs, and anything chemical that could be harmful to your pet, should be ...

Could E-Cigarettes Influence Drug Use?
Science World Report - September 4, 2014

Researchers analyzed 2004 epidemiologic data from a large, longitudinal sample that suggests that nicotine also primes human brains to respond to cocaine. Findings also showed that the same reward centers stimulated in the brain by e-cigarette use could also increase the same risk for other drug addictions.

No E-Cigs in CVS, Either
CSPnet.com - September 4, 2014

ATLANTA -- Electronic-cigarette sellers hoping to capitalize on the new CVS ban on the sale of tobacco said they are frustrated that the pharmacy chain wont carry their products either, according to an ABC News report.

State: E-cigarette use doubles, smoking not declining
Standard-Examiner - September 4, 2014

The Health Department's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program's annual ... related to youth access of e-cigarettes and to educate the public about Utah's ...

Tompkins County bans e-cigarettes in restaurants, bars, workplaces [VIDEO]
WSYR - September 4, 2014

Ithaca (WSYR-TV) - You may have heard electronic cigarettes are a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, but in Tompkins County, they're not so sure. The county legislature has voted unanimously to restrict e-cigarettes in the same places, where regular cigarettes are currently banned. People who want to smoke e-cigarettes still can. They'll just have to go outside bars, restaurants, and workplaces to do so.

Today's Poll: Should use of e-cigarettes be banned in public places?
The Batavian - September 4, 2014

"Should use of e-cigarettes be banned in public places?" Yes, MOST DEFINITELY! But, ONLY AFTER they (gov't?) ban & prosecute those who continue to foist ...

St. Peters alderman to draft bill banning e-cigarette sales to minors
Newsmagazinenetwork - September 4, 2014

St. Peters may be moving to ban the purchase of electronic cigarettes by minors and forbid them from entering so-called vapor lounges where they can be smoked. The citys Board of Aldermen approved a motion by Alderman Patrick Barclay (Ward 4) during a work session on Aug. 14 authorizing him to draft a bill with the bans. The bill is expected to be considered by the board in September.

E-cigarette policy statement chaired by UofL professor who says the re-normalize habit
KyForward.com - September 4, 2014

A University of Louisville professor chaired a 10-member American Heart Association panel of experts in formulating the associations first-ever policy statement on e-cigarettes.

Vaping convention coming to Ontario Convention Center Friday
Contra Costa Times - September 4, 2014

ONTARIO >> As the relatively new business of electronic cigarettes, or vaping, has become a $2 billion a year industry, companies and consumers are gathering here this weekend to meet and learn about products. The second annual Electronic Cigarette Convention starts Friday at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 East Convention Center Way. The event was held last year at the Anaheim Convention Center, but issues related to visitors being able to vape or use electronic cigarettes at the convention center led to the move to Ontario this year, according to organizers.

Governor talks e-cigarettes with health advocates ahead of veto session
Columbia Daily Tribune - September 3, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon appeared at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center on Wednesday accompanied by health advocates to bolster his argument for sustaining his veto of a bill dealing with e-cigarettes.

E-cig laws amended
OC Register - September 4, 2014

Westminster has added three amendments to its new ordinances regulating the sale of electronic cigarettes after the National Association of Tobacco Outlets ...

Letter to the editor E-cigarette editorial degrades all users
The Alestle - September 4, 2014

The campus-wide smoking ban will be in force in short order; the non-smokers have won their victory. Must you now gloat about your victory by publicly shaming ...

St. Peters alderman to draft bill banning e-cigarette sales to minors
Newsmagazinenetwork - September 4, 2014

St. Peters may be moving to ban the purchase of electronic cigarettes by ... as the Chesterfield ordinance, which also bans possession of e-cigarettes by minors. ... E-cigarette supporters say they are a safer alternative to smoking tobacco products. ... which would have banned the sale of e-cigarettes and alternative nicotine ...

Nixon enlists health professionals on e-cigarettes
Bellingham Herald - September 4, 2014

In this July 23, 2014 photo Tyler Benjamin blows smoke from his advanced ... They all agreed that sales to minors should be banned, but said that could be ...

Tompkins County outlaws e-cigarette use in restaurants, bars ...
The Post-Standard - syracuse.com - September 4, 2014

Ithaca, N.Y. -- The Tompkins County Legislature has banned the use of e-cigarettes in ... Tuesday to outlaw use of the devices anywhere tobacco smoking is prohibited. ... Legislators explained why they supported the ban before the vote. ... "If there are people who vote against me because I support banning e-cigarettes, I'm ...

Toddlers being poisoned by e-cigs
KGMI - September 4, 2014

SEATTLE, Wash. - An alarming number of toddlers are being exposed to e-cigarettes and not by inhaling them. The Washington Poison Center had a 600 ...

Council discusses zoning, grants
Laramie Boomerang - September 4, 2014

Discussion of a motion to ban electronic cigarettes in public places took nearly 90 minutes with multiple public comments. The motion passed, 6-3, with councilors Henry, Vitale and Weaver dissenting, and is scheduled for its second reading and public hearing Sept. 15, although a special meeting is being considered.

How an e-cigarette could lead to cocaine
Press Association (uk) - September 4, 2014

e-cigarettes delivered highly addictive ''pure nicotine''. In mice, nicotine was found to alter brain biochemistry and prime the animals to develop a need for cocaine. Analysis of human data suggested it had the same effect in people, with cocaine addict

Unhelpful studies cloud the issue of 'vaping'
DigitalJournal.com - September 4, 2014

The AHA wants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Conveniently enough, that is already the case, ...

E-cigarette policy statement chaired by UofL professor who says ...
KyForward.com - September 4, 2014

The battery-powered e-cigarettes that contain nicotine are tobacco products and ... sales, advertising and flavored products, all tactics used to make e-cigarettes ...

Like regular cigarettes, e-cigs a gateway to harder drugs -study
Reuters - September 3, 2014

a "gateway drug" that can prime the brain to be more receptive to harder drugs, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, add to the debate about the risks and benefits of electronic cigarettes, t

E-Cig Makers Fuming Over CVS Tobacco Ban
ABC News - September 3, 2014

e-cigarette sellers who had been in talks with CVS to carry vaping products as far back as February when the company first announced its intentions to ban tobacco sales. He said he was disappointed the company has elected to treat e-cigarettes as a tobac

E-cigarettes can kill … your pet
The Laker/Lutz News - September 3, 2014

There is a lot of debate over how safe - or unsafe - electronic cigarettes are to people. But one organization says it's important to make sure those same ...

E-Cig Makers Fuming Over CVS Tobacco Ban
ABC News - September 3, 2014

e-cigarette sellers who had been in talks with CVS to carry vaping products as far back as February when the company first announced its intentions to ban tobacco sales. He said he was disappointed the company has elected to treat e-cigarettes as a tobacco...

Beaumont residents ponder impact of CVS pulling tobacco from store shelves
KBMT 12 (Beaumont, TX) - September 3, 2014

Joe Billubs is thrilled that CVS will no longer sell tobacco. "A good idea...that'll help a whole lot of people stop smoking," Billubs said. Drugstore competitor Walgreens is still evaluating if its a good thing. There are those who sound doubtful that

Local Doc calls CVS Tobacco Ban a Smart Move
KBTX - September 3, 2014

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - It's a move smokers may not like, but health care ... a statement that they don't want to be associate with smoking," said Houser.

Local vapor shops speak out about potential regulation of e-cigs
WBIR-TV - September 3, 2014

(WBIR-Knox County) It was about a month ago when a review from the Addiction Journal was published, saying the potential benefits of electronic cigarettes ...

ECRM announces dates for 2015 E-Cigarettes, Vapor and E-Cigars event
Drug Store News - September 3, 2014

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing announced that it would be hosting the second-annual E-Cigarettes, Vapor and E-Cigars event at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas from Feb. 10 -12. The 2014 event sold out as a strong buyer list caught the eye of...

Governor talks e-cigarettes with health advocates ahead of veto ...
Columbia Daily Tribune - September 3, 2014

That could include banning e-cigarette advertising. ... During debate he called it a "first step" that bans sales to minors but doesn't preclude future regulation.

City Council interested in banning e-cigarettes
kwwl.com - September 3, 2014

Although the banning on private property still has to be looked at by the Iowa Attorney ... Just like people smoking cigarettes, they just blow it in your face.".

E-cigarettes have risks too, groups warn
Baker County Press - September 3, 2014

E-cigarettes are unregulated and contain nicotine. All the major tobacco companies own e-cigarette brands and they are marketing them just like they used to ...

Gone in the puff of a vaporizer
Spartan Daily - September 3, 2014

... can be supplied with flavored containers, marijuana oils or nicotine supplements ... Kevina Brown, university housing service community relations coordinator, ...

EDITORIAL: How We See It: E-Cigs Not The Same As Cigarettes
Morning News of NW Arkansas - September 3, 2014

...they do not represent dangers to passersby and do not, any more than the packaging of a sport drink or nutrition bar, represent a threat of more litter on trails and in parks areas. Government intervention ought to be about protecting public health ...

City Council ponder e-cigarettes
UI The Daily Iowan - September 3, 2014

The three options potentially discussed were to not regulate e-cigarettes, ban the devices on all city property covered by the Iowa Smokefree Air Act, or extend ...

UNO makes case for e-cigarette use on campus, website reports
The Times-Picayune - September 3, 2014

In doing so, UNO joined the majority of campuses that have adopted a smoking ban: of the 1,372 that prohibit smoking, only 176 also banned e-cigarettes, ...

LETTER: Governor was reckless to veto bill regarding e-cigarettes
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - September 3, 2014

In the letter "Bill would have advanced tobacco industry's agenda" (Aug. 30), Rob Goren of the American Lung Association makes several misleading statements about e-cigarettes...SB841, is a good, common-sense bill

Calera shop offers caffeine-infused e-cigarette
KTEN NBC 10 (Ada, OK) - September 3, 2014

It's called e-caffeine. It's supposed to be caffeine in liquid form. But you don't drink it. You put it into e-cigarettes and vape it. Allman's store in Calera is one of a few in the area that sells e-caffeine.

American Vaping Association takes issue with CDC's report on teen smoking
Newport News (VA) Daily Press - September 3, 2014

The AVA stated that teens who answered a survey "probably not" when asked if they intended to smoke in future were counted as likely future smokers instead of unlikely future smokers. "A growing number of studies have shown that e-cigarettes help smokers

CVS Rebrands As It Declares Itself Free Of Tobacco
MediaPost Communications - September 3, 2014

But “one product CVS doesn't plan to carry is electronic cigarettes,” he writes. “We don't think it's consistent with everything that we've talked about,” Merlo told ...

Vaporin Acquires "The Vape Store" With $2.6 Million in Annual ...
EIN News (press release) - September 3, 2014

Vaporin, Inc. (OTCQB: VAPO), a distributor and marketer of vaporizers, e-liquids products and electronic cigarettes, today announced the closing of the ...

Mistic® Expands National Sales Organization
DigitalJournal.com - September 3, 2014

Mistic® electronic cigarettes is an independent brand of high-quality vapor products, primarily sold through brick-and-mortar retail channels under the direction ...

E-cigarettes: Safer, but concerns mount as teen use rises
ModernMedicine - September 2, 2014

At least 13 states have enacted regulations prohibiting or restricting the use of e-cigarettes, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

E-cig debate flares up again
Harrison Daily - September 2, 2014

Dusten Stuart of Harrison exhales vapor from an electronic cigarette. He said he stopped smoking cigarettes when he got the device a little more than a week ...

E-Cigarettes Emit Levels Of Nickel And Chromium 4 Times Higher Than Tobacco Smoke
Medical Daily - September 2, 2014

...found secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes produces overall less chemical exposure but dangerous levels of nickel in addition to exposure to a new chemical not even found in traditional cigarette smoke. They published their study in the Journal of Environme...

Should Non-Smokers Worry about Secondhand E-Cigarette Smoke?
Care2.com - September 2, 2014

The more important question for us non-smokers is whether these e-cigarettes have any negative effects on us. We know to avoid the secondhand smoke of ...

Guest Commentary
Polkio.com - September 2, 2014

Now, this October, when they meet in Moscow, these nations may take a further step and agree to ban the use of electronic cigarettes indoors as well as sales to ...

Erie County Legislature may consider probe of electronic cigarettes
Buffalo News - September 2, 2014

The Erie County Legislature will consider a proposal Thursday afternoon for its Health and Human Services Committee to conduct fact-finding sessions on ...

IPPEL: Tobacco addiction: Tax income trumps health concerns
Richmond Palladium-Item - September 2, 2014

Many if not most of the patients I can talk into using these e-cigs eventually become tobacco free... I'm waiting to hear that e-cigs are the major cause of global warming. Money talks.

Iowa City considering ban on e-cigarettes on public property
KCRG - September 2, 2014

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Council is interested in banning the use of so-called ... That law bans smoking in nearly all public places, restaurants and bars and ...

St. Anthony bans e-cig use indoors
Minneapolis Star Tribune - September 2, 2014

Legislators did ban e-cigarette use in some public places, including government ... safer and less intrusive than conventional smoking and can be used to help ... for electronic cigarettes — banning their indoor use and keeping them out of the ...

Vape Escape
NOLA Defender – September 2, 2014

It's up to the individual universities how to implement this, and the decision has motivated some universities to take a stance on electronic cigarettes as well.

REVKIN: The New Look of Smokers' Litter
New York Times Blogs - September 2, 2014

Photo There's a new look to litter these days - e-cigarette packages. This one was photographed in Hudson Highlands State Park in Cold Spring. N.Y.

E- prisons
The Robesonian – September 2, 2014

Not enough research has been conducted to determine the long-term effect on the smokers or the second-hand effect on non-smokers. Complaints are being ...

Council to consider e-cig restrictions, Cleveland Street development ...
Laramie Boomerang - September 2, 2014

A motion that would group electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, with tobacco products, such as cigars and cigarettes, is scheduled for tonight's City Council meeting.

World Health Organization: Public Health Rules Needed to Curb E ...
Center for Effective Government - September 2, 2014

Although the report finds that adult smokers who completely switch from regular ... ads promote using e-cigarettes in places where regular smoking is banned.

CDC report shows more kids using e-cigs
WHBY - September 2, 2014

Doctor Michael Fiore is the director of the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. He says they're twice as likely to move on to traditional cigarettes, ...

Letter: A new front opens in tobacco wars
SouthCoastToday.com - September 2, 2014

Talk with kids about nicotine and products like vape pens, e-hookah and e-cigarettes and ask them what they see. Many people think the tobacco problem is ...

Blu eCigs Launch Documentary Series Exploring The World Of DJ
Neon Nettle - September 2, 2014

blu eCigs, the e-cigarette brand, has launched its own documentary series entitled Freedom of the DJ, that provides a captivating look into the lifestyle, history, ...

Attorney Martin Russo Says Marketing & Law To Affect E-Cigs
Everything PR - September 2, 2014

They are advertised as using water vapor instead of smoke, and they often come in ... For this reason, the WHO recommends banning e-cig companies from ...

Nicocigs challenge WHO proposal to ban e-cig use indoors
SourceWire (press release) - September 2, 2014

Second hand smoke from cigarettes is harmful to bystanders due to the tar and subsequent toxins released from burning tobacco. As e-cigarettes do not burn ...

Danish health authorities warn against the use of e-cigarettes
The Copenhagen Post - September 2, 2014

The board of health, the Danish cancer society, the Danish lung association and the heart foundation warn against the use of e-cigarettes, reports the scientific ...

Increased levels of toxic metals' in e-cigarette secondhand smoke
Medical News TODAY(UK) - September 1, 2014

Though previous research has found benefits of switching from traditional to electronic cigarettes, a new study from the University of Southern California finds that the secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes contains certain harmful metals that are signific

E-cigarettes 'contain higher levels of certain toxins than regular cigarettes'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk) - September 1, 2014

U.S. researchers found vapour from e-cigarettes contains toxic element chromium and four times more nickel than found in normal cigarettes They were also found to contain lead, zinc and other toxic metals

E-cigarettes should be used as last resort to quit
Boston (MA) Globe - September 1, 2014

Electronic cigarettes present a conundrum for public health officials. On the one hand, they contain fewer — or perhaps even none — of the cancer-causing substances found in tobacco products “which presents an opportunity for harm reduction if smokers us

American Heart Association Issues E-Cigarette Recommendations
Clarksville Online - September 1, 2014

In addition to federal oversight of e-cigarettes, the association guidance also examines state smoke-free laws in relation to these products. While the toxic ...

Young e-cig users crave regular cigarettes more
ANI (in) - September 1, 2014

Among non-smoking youth who had ever used e-cigarettes, 43.9 percent said they intended to smoke conventional cigarettes within the next year, compared with 21.5 percent of those who had never used e-cigarettes. In addition, exposure to pro-tobacco adver

SAVEDOFF: From law suits to e-cigarettes, how big tobacco is fighting back
The Guardian (uk) - September 1, 2014

The latest evolution of tobacco company strategies involves new nicotine products that make smoking attractive and confound the boundary between toxic and less toxic ...the best approaches will have to be continued implementation of the Mpower approaches

APhA to FDA: More research needed on e-cigarettes
American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist - September 1, 2014

“Many patients who are trying to quit smoking are now turning to e-cigarettes or other ... E-cigarettes have a tumultuous history, with FDA banning importation, ...

Kansas city includes e-cigarettes in smoking ban
Pratt Tribune - September 1, 2014

Proponents of the ban said it was better to err on the side of caution. ... In 2012, the Kansas Legislature passed a bill banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

Advocacy Group Calls for Override of Governor's E-cigarette Veto
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - September 1, 2014

The Bistate Regional Advocates for Vaping Education (BRAVE) calls on The Missouri Legislature to override Governor Nixon’s veto of Senate Bill 841. This important legislation will prevent minors from purchasing alternative nicotine and vapor products.

Utah AFP Fights for Regulation of E-cigarettes
AAFP News Now - September 1, 2014

E-cigarette companies are actively promoting their product in the state, ... Unlike traditional tobacco products, for which advertising is prohibited, e-cigarettes ...

People Gather For E-Cigarette Convention In Winston-Salem [VIDEO]
WFMY News 2 - August 31, 2014

Joe Barnett with Vaping Militia said he wants to educate people dealing with the product. "We enable people to present a good case to their local, state or ...

Vapers and businesses upset as e-cig ban takes effect Sept. 1
KFOX El Paso - August 31, 2014

Astrad Diaz, a bartender at Adrian's, said customers did not welcome the idea with open arms when they were told they could no longer smoke their e-cigs.

The Health Claims Of E-Cigarettes Are Going Up In Smoke
Forbes - August 31, 2014

The sales pitch of electronic cigarette manufacturers seemed too good to be true. ... cigarettes, as well as levels of nickel four times higher than in real tobacco. ... E-Cigarettes should be banned indoors and and all advertising stopped until the ...

Inside Out returns with an investigation into e-cigarettes
BBC News - August 31, 2014

Inside Out returns on Monday, 1 September 2014 with a shocking report into what we found in e-cigarettes. .. The butterscotch flavour sold under the VIP brand was found to contain diacetyl. Whilst it is safe to eat, it is harmful if inhaled, which of course is exactly what happens when you are vaping. The chemical is known to have caused "popcorn workers' lung". It's a condition found in those who work in the popcorn industry and in come cases is so serious it leads to the need for a transplant. ...

Children Using e-Cigarettes Are More at Risk of Trying Cigarettes
NASDAQ - August 31, 2014

Children using e-cigarettes like Lorillard 's Blu are twice as likely to try traditional cigarettes made by Lorillard, Reynolds , and Altria Group than those who have never tried an e-cigarette.

As Use Rises, Public Health Officials Push For E-Cigarette Controls
Chapelboro.com - August 31, 2014

As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, public health officials across the country and here at home are calling for more research and stricter regulation on their use. If you look at the over 7,000 flavors that these e-cigarettes come in, you can see they ... drawn to vaping, as it is often marketed as safer than traditional tobacco.

Inside Out returns with an investigation into e-cigarettes
BBC News - August 31, 2014

Inside Out returns on Monday, 1 September 2014 with a shocking report into what we found in e-cigarettes. The North East in particular has a very bad record ...

Toxin found in liquid for e-cigarettes
Herald Scotland - August 31, 2014

A potentially toxic chemical linked with lung disease has been found in an e-cigarette liquid for sale in this country. The product, made by one of the country's biggest e-cigarettes firms, VIP, has been withdrawn following a BBC investigation.

Second-hand Smoking: E-Cigarettes Release More Toxic Metals than Traditional Smokes
Headlines & Global News - August 31, 2014

Study findings showed that e-cigarettes are relatively safer than the conventional ones when it comes to passive smoking and second-hand smoke from ...

Call e-cigarettes nicotine sticks, urge campaigners
The Times (subscription) - August 31, 2014

Electronic cigarettes should be renamed nicotine sticks to make them less attractive to young people, say public health experts who fear that e-cigarettes are ...

Quitgate Challenges CVS to Resist Carrying E-Cigarettes after ...
MENAFN.COM - August 30, 2014

If ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is simply the right thing to do for the good of Americans and wants to help people on their ...

Directors turn to e-cigarettes to show characters 'too slick to be trusted'
Daily Mail - August 30, 2014

Actor Michael Shannon (left) says that e-cigarettes are ideal props for amoral villains. The Tourist, starring Johnny Depp, was one of the first films to show the ...

Study: Electronic Cigarette Overuse Hazardous to Bone Health
Highlight Press - August 30, 2014

Well it may have been a long time coming, but we now have a genuine health-centric reason to fear electronic cigarettes. The devices that are currently sweeping the world as seemingly safe smoking cessation tools have earned pretty mixed reviews so far, but a new study suggest they may not in fact be the safe alternative to smoking many have labeled them as.

'Don't tar us with the same brush as tobacco industry'
Herald Scotland - August 30, 2014

WHILE the industry body claims the majority of electronic cigarette firms are independently owned, tobacco firms are increasingly pushing their way into the market. Many major tobacco companies are buying up independent e-cigarette ... Marlboro cigarettes - took over Nicolites, while Japan Tobacco also bought out ... Morris International while it was fighting plans to ban tobacco advertising in the sport.

E-cigarettes pose threat to pharmaceutical companies
The Grocer - August 30, 2014

... but they do want a healthier alternative, and some of the leading health experts in the UK including doctors and scientists agree that e-cigs are nowhere near ...

Vapers prepare for city-wide electronic cigarette ban starting Monday
El Paso Times - August 30, 2014

Vapers, those people who use e-cigarettes to give them the sensation and satisfaction of ... pipes or traditional cigarettes, and heat a flavored liquid that contains nicotine and .... "While tobacco smoke contains high levels of polycyclic aromatic ...

Golden bans outdoor smoking on downtown sidewalks [VIDEO]
9NEWS.com - August 30, 2014

The Golden City Council voted unanimously to ban smoking on all sidewalks on and around Washington Avenue effective Jan. 1, 2015. This includes all E-cigarettes and vaporizers, too. The ban also includes all city parks, trails and public events. The Fossil Trace Golf Course and Clear Creek RV Park also under the restriction. If a person is caught smoking in these areas, it could result in a $50 fine.

FAU Going Tobacco Free In 2015
University Press - August 30, 2014

The last phase of a five-year plan, FAUs smoke-free policy will roll out on Jan. 1, 2015. The policy prohibits cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and all types of smokeless tobacco from being used on campus. This includes all outside areas, currently designated smoking areas, inside buildings and parked cars, and traveling on and across campus. Visitors, vendors, employeesincluding facultyare subject to this policy as well.

Lockport to consider downtown business restrictions
Suburban Life Publications - August 30, 2014

The ordinance for Wednesdays vote also includes changes to the citys zoning regulations, broadening the definition of tobacco shop to include shops that sell electronic smoking devices. The ordinance also seeks a consolidation of second-hand retail store classifications.

Elk Grove May Continue Clampdown On E-Cigarettes
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online - August 30, 2014

Elk Grove Village trustees August . 19 discussed imposing the same ban on smoking e-cigarettes in public places as currently exists for regular cigarettes. They will likely vote on the issue early next month.

India mulls blanket ban on e-cigarettes
Economic Times - August 30, 2014

It also advocated a ban on advertising and sales to minors, among other ... vapour does not contain tar the main harmful residue when a tobacco cigarette is ...

Drs. Oz and Roizen: Put your finger on dementia protection
Buffalo News - August 29, 2014

Control known brain-damagers: Stop smoking (everything) and avoid second- and third-hand smoke or fumes from tobacco, marijuana and vaping! Take high ...

Denair Unified to expand tobacco-free policy
The Turlock Journal - August 29, 2014

E-cigarettes have really been the impetus of the policy at this point. With the use of e-cigarettes proliferating, the California School Board Association has put ...

New smoking ban in place for 1st U of A football game
Tucson News Now - August 29, 2014

... ban; as for smoking in Arizona Stadium, there are two designated areas on the east and west outer ramps, but smokers are only allowed to use e-cigarettes.

Monterey Park Adds E-Cigarettes to Smoking Ban
EGP News - August 29, 2014

Even though he considers himself an advocate of the e-cigarette lifestyle, Andy Han, owner of the Vape Unit in Monterey Park, says he agrees with the citys recent approval of a ban on vaping in public spaces such as city parks, restaurants and bars. You shouldnt vape where youre not allowed to smoke, said Han, quickly adding that he disagrees with perceptions that electronic cigarettes contain the same health risks as traditional cigarettes.

Burlingame expands smoking restrictions in public areas; e-cigarettes not included
San Francisco Examiner - August 29, 2014

Burlingame recently made more of its public areas smoke-free after the City Council approved an ordinance that expands tobacco-smoking restrictions to certain parks, certain trails and city-maintained parking facilities.

Darien High School bans e-cigs
The Darien News - August 29, 2014

Darien High School has stubbed out e-cigarettes with new policies in place for the 2014-15 school year. Last year, school administrators treated the "e-bugs," as some teenagers refer to them, as they would other tobacco products. However, the school policies did not explicitly address e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes regulated in Edina
The Sun Current - August 29, 2014

E-cigarettes are now included in Edinas ordinance regulating cigarettes. The ordinance also includes electronic delivery devices in the definition of tobacco-related devices, requiring any business selling these items to hold a city tobacco license. E-cigarettes cannot be used in bars and restaurants; offices or workplaces; retail stores; common areas or rental apartments; buildings, hotels and motels; public transportation; work vehicles if more than one person is present; home offices with one or more employees onsite; educational facilities; auditoriums, arenas and meeting rooms; day cares or health care facilities. It doesnt prohibit smoking outdoors, except in city parks, regardless of distance from a building.

SCAD Board approves purchase of truck
The Daily Statesman - August 29, 2014

The Stoddard County Ambulance District (SCAD) Board of Directors One change in the policy regarded tobacco use. The old policy prohibited smoking in all SCAD facilities, but did not address the use of smokeless tobacco or e-cigarettes. The new policy prohibits the use of all smokeless tobacco in SCAD buildings as well as the use of e-cigarettes.

Sullivan County BOE eyes e-cigarette ban
Kingsport Times News - August 29, 2014

BLOUNTVILLE Sullivan County's school board won't be approving a school campus tobacco policy change on third and final reading at its regular meeting Tuesday. But the policy change is up for a second reading, so the wheels are in motion to change the policy to add electronic cigarettes to the ban on regular tobacco cigarettes, with a final vote set for Oct. 6.

Column: Tobacco-free campus is commitment to wellness
Stevenspointjournal - August 29, 2014

This week marks a milestone in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Points commitment to wellness. On Aug. 25, the campus became tobacco-free. ... It includes any tobacco or smoking products such as e-cigarettes and smokeless products including dip, chew and snuff.

Dems: Report shows need for e-cigarette regulations
The Hill (blog) - August 29, 2014

If last year's Centers for Disease Control report on the growing number of kids using e-cigarettes was a call to action, then this new CDC data on the marketing ...

Blake Morgan | Employers warned over E-Cigarettes policy ($$)
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - August 29, 2014

Posted by James Simpson on 29 August 2014Employers should make sure they have a robust policy in place to cover the use of electronic cigarettes in the ...

Second hand e-cig smoke may be less harmful than regular cigarettes
Zee News - August 29, 2014

Washington: A new study has demonstrated that a second-hand smoke of e- cigarette has increased levels of certain toxic metals even if they were less harmful ...

E-cigarette smoke found to contain toxic metals
ScienceBlog.com (blog) - August 29, 2014

E-cigarettes are healthier for your neighbors than traditional cigarettes, but still release toxins into the air, according to a new study from USC. Scientists studying ...

BMA wants ban on indoor e-cigarette smoking
Pulse - August 29, 2014

The BMA wants e-cigarette smoking to be banned indoors to avoid undermining existing public non-smoking policies and until side effects are sufficiently mapped. The doctors union has backed international calls, made in a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) earlier this week, for the nicotine replacement therapy product to be treated equally to tobacco cigarettes when it comes to smoking in public places.

Stubbing out e-cigarettes will condemn smokers to death
Irish Independent - August 29, 2014

The authorities here have moved to ban e-cigarettes from public buildings and public transport. It seems inevitable that further anti-vaping measures will follow.

CDC: E-cigarettes tempt kids to smoke
The Columbian (blog) - August 28, 2014

Youth who have tried electronic cigarettes are nearly twice as likely to say they would try a conventional cigarette compared with those who have never tried an e-cigarette, according to a new study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study was based on nationally representative youth surveys.

Q&A with e-cigarettes expert Kurt Ribisl
The Daily Tar Heel - August 28, 2014

The American Heart Association released its first detailed policy report Sunday on the increasingly popular e-cigarettes, which heat up liquid that contains nicotine and vaporizes it. The report recommends officially categorizing it as a tobacco product. Kurt Ribisl, a health behavior professor in UNCs Gillings School of Global Public Health, served on the team that helped compile the report.

'I thought my e-cigarette was a miracle. Turns out, I was smoking the equivalent of 40-a-day'
The Telegraph August 28, 2014

I just couldnt grasp that something as innocuous as an e-cigarette, widely regarded as the safe alternative to real cigarettes and commonly used by smokers to quit - could come with any lasting health risks. Now, I think differently and others are starting to, as well. This week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended that e-cigarettes should be banned indoors, because they emit chemicals potentially as dangerous as cigarettes and have a potential passive smoking risk. Doctors are also calling for more research into the long-term effects.

Second-Hand E-Cigarette Smoke: Healthier Than Regular Cigarette Smoke, but Still Contains Some Toxic Elements
University of Southern California (USC) - August 28, 2014

Despite a 10-fold decrease in overall exposure to carcinogenic particulate matter, researchers find increased levels of certain toxic metals in second-hand smoke from e-cigs

Schools to share services with other districts
Garden City News - August 28, 2014

... in the school district's code of conduct in 2014-2015 is a ban on e-cigarettes. ... to the list of items that are not allowed as part of the smoking ban in schools.

Tighten access to e-cigarettes
Palladium-Item - August 28, 2014

Technology, it seems, finds solutions for just about everything. So it should surprise no one that the tobacco industry, under siege for years for marketing and selling unhealthy products, found a way around the anti-smoking fervor through a smokeless nicotine delivery system.

Second-hand e-cig smoke compared to regular cigarette smoke
Despite a 10-fold decrease in overall exposure to carcinogenic particulate matter, researchers find increased levels of certain toxic metals in second-hand smoke from e-cigs
EurekAlert! - August 28, 2014

E-cigarettes are healthier for your neighbors than traditional cigarettes, but still release toxins into the air, according to a new study from USC. Scientists studying secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes discovered an overall 10-fold decrease in exposure to harmful particles, with close-to-zero exposure to organic carcinogens. However, levels of exposure to some harmful metals in second-hand e-cigarette smoke were found to be significantly higher. ...

Backgrounder on WHO report on regulation of e-cigarettes and similar products
World Health Organization (WHO) - August 26, 2014

The report on “Electronic nicotine delivery systems” (ENDS), of which electronic cigarettes are the most common prototype, is on the agenda of the 6th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), being held 13-18 October 2014, in Moscow. ... In addition, the report says existing evidence shows that e-cigarette aerosol is not merely "water vapour" as is often claimed in the marketing of these products. While they are likely to be less toxic than conventional cigarettes, e-cigarette use poses threats to adolescents and foetuses of pregnant mothers using these devices. E-cigarettes also increase the exposure of non-smokers and bystanders to nicotine and a number of toxicants, the report says. ...

Ban 'toxic' e-cigarettes indoors due to passive vaping threat, says World Health Organisation
E-cigarettes emit toxic chemicals which could be harmful to bystanders and should be banned indoors, the World Health Organisation said
The Telegraph - August 26, 2014

E-cigarettes should be banned indoors over fears that they can be as toxic to bystanders as normal cigarettes, the World Health Organisation has said.

E-cigarettes and vape pens - sweet, cheap and hazardous
Leominster (MA) Champion - August 29, 2014

As school begins again in Worcester County, I want to remind parents in our area that the tobacco industry continues to produce new and varied nicotine delivery products, like e-cigarettes and vape pens that are sweet, cheap and easy for young people to...

New Board of Health regulations limit public e-cigarette use
Leominster Champion - August 29, 2014

All local hotels, will now be required to be smoke free, including e-cigarettes. The regulations create a no-smoking buffer zone around hospital entrance...

Vaping banned just in case
Grand Valley Lanthorn -August 28, 2014

What no one has mentioned is that smoking outside in the frigid winter (although ... In banning all use of ecigarettes indoors, we have exchanged some vapor ...

District updates tobacco policy
The Kearney Courier - August 28, 2014

In addition to all tobacco products, the use of electronic cigarettes and imitation tobacco or cigarette products is now prohibited in all Kearney R-1 School District ...

TAMUCC's State of the University Address Fast Approaching
KIII TV3 - August 28, 2014

The long-term effects of smoke electronic cigarettes is unknown. The W.H.O. recent recommended e-cigs be ban inside.More >>. The long-term effects of smoke ...

Second-hand e-cig smoke compared to regular cigarette smoke
EurekAlert (press release) - August 28, 2014

E-cigarettes are healthier for your neighbors than traditional cigarettes, but still release toxins into the air, according to a new study from USC. Scientists studying ...

Who could be burnt by WHO's e-cigs move?
Reuters - August 28, 2014

The World Health Organisation has called for the regulation of electronic cigarettes as both tobacco and medical products. Ciara Lee looks at the impact of the ...

Latest E-Cigarette Push Gets a Reality Check
NACS Online - August 28, 2014

NEW YORK - There's been a big push in the electronic cigarette market, ... About seven in 10 regular cigarettes are sold in convenience stores. ... 3 tobacco player Lorillard Inc. is already positioned with the top-selling e-cigarette, Blu. ... They also allow consumers to buy hundreds of flavored liquids in bulk and to mix...

Harvey County works with businesses on banning e-cigarettes
Wichita Business Journal - August 27, 2014

... cigarettes indoors, despite the fact that smoking is banned in public places. ... ban in public places, and individual employers are considering similar rules.

Don't listen to e-cig companies that claim you can vape...
The Verge - August 27, 2014

... "Vitamin Electronic Cigarette" and much of the marketing materials discuss vitamins, ... There are other e-cig suppliers advertising a vitamin-enhanced experience. ... The WHO says there is "insufficient evidence to conclude that e-cigarettes help ... is a VitaCig shareholder who uses the product as a substitute for tobacco.

More restrictions needed for e-cigarettes, public health official says
CJAD - August 27, 2014

They suggest there's not enough evidence to suggest the devices actually help people quit smoking, and add the 'toxicant' emissions from e-cigarettes can pose ...

The American Heart Association Just Delivered a Huge Blow to ...
NASDAQ - August 27, 2014

The influential group says e-cigarettes threaten to renormalize tobacco use and ... to e-cigarette growth by restricting advertising, flavors, and online sales in an ...

Vape Update: Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco / Is this the next big trend in e-vapor?
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet) - August 27, 2014

"Noncombustible actual tobacco products: vaporizers that can be used to heat tobacco, but not make it combust," Burke responded without missing a beat. "That flavor provides the closest to the actual experience of smoking." Burke's sentiments echoed ...

Farmington campuses become smoke-free
Daily Journal Online - August 27, 2014

Besides banning all tobacco products, the new ruling also bans electronic cigarettes ... According to Ruble, the ban includes all tobacco products and imitation ..

Do you think electronic cigarettes should be banned from public ...
Bryan-College Station Eagle - August 27, 2014

Do you think electronic cigarettes should be banned from public places as cigarettes are under city ordinance? Total Votes: 159. Yes, they're gross 86 54%...

Health experts alarmed after rise in accidental poisoning from e-cigarettes
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au) - August 27, 2014

Accidental poisoning calls included a toddler who ingested an entire nicotine capsule from the electronic device, and a nursing home patient found sucking on a flavoured cartridge. Health authorities around the country have expressed concerns…

E-Cigarettes: A State of Play Around the World
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr) - August 27, 2014

Here is a snapshot of the situation around the world, after the World Health Organization said ... - NOT POPULAR: Germany, Norway and Russia, where e-cigarettes have not caught on in a country where a third of the population, or 44 million people smoke.

Should e-cigarettes be banned indoors?
The Independent - August 27, 2014

But is the is the rise of the e-cig reversing decades of anti-smoking campaigning, or are they a handy tool for people looking to quit the real carcinogenic deal?

Is 'passive vaping' harmful?
WebMD.Boots.com - August 27, 2014

"ASH does not, however, support bringing electronic cigarettes under smokefree legislation as there is no evidence of any harm to bystanders from use of these ...

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) Comments on American Heart Association (AHA) Policy Statement on Vapor Products, Including E-Cigarettes
EIN News (press release) - August 26, 2014

According to study author Dr. Robert West, Director of Tobacco Studies at University ... The program requires retailers to display signs indicating they do not sell ... a gateway to combustible cigarette use among youth or any other population. ... "AHA stated that physicians shouldn't discourage the use of e-cigarettes as a las

Teens Love E-Cigarettes: Without Regulation, Smoking Rates Triple In 2 Years
Medical Daily - August 26, 2014

Teens love electronic cigarettes, and it should come as no surprise considering it has been perceived as a less dangerous alternative to the traditional cigarette, not to mention its enticing cherry and bubblegum flavors. More than a quarter million youn

SAREWITZ: Allow use of electronic cigarettes to assess risk
Nature - August 26, 2014

Monitoring the outcomes of incentivized e-cigarette use, not endless research, will be the key to sensible regulation... As research for this column, I tried vaping. The taste was perfectly pleasant, and my office colleagues said that the white-ish cloud

GET FREE TICKETS TO THE blu E-CIGS MIXMAG PARTY IN ...
Mixmag - August 26, 2014

We've teamed up with blu E-Cigs to put on one hell of a party on September 12 at The Glasgow Art School and this is one stop of The blu Music Tour that you ...

DeKalb Council Passes Partial Ban Cigarettes
MyStateline.com - August 26, 2014

The DeKalb City Council voted 5-3 in favor of banning smoking on outdoor patios at public places. The ban includes restaurants and bars. E-Cigarettes also fall ...

Elk Grove Village considers banning electronic cigarette indoors at ...
Chicago Daily Herald - August 26, 2014

There are some reports that indicate electronic cigarettes can be used to inhale ... sale, purchase and possession of the devices by minors -- which all committee ...

College Station City council unable to reach agreement to regulate ...
KWKT - August 26, 2014

College Station, Texas (KWKT) - After discussions Monday the College Station City council was unable to reach an agreement to regulate electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigarettes Included in Proposed Branson Smoking Ban
KSPR - August 26, 2014

Meanwhile, e-cigarettes are also included in a proposed smoking ban in Branson. ... The Branson "Smoke-Free Ordinance" would prohibit smoking in all public ...

Our View: Heart association offers wisdom on e-cigs
St. Cloud Times - August 26, 2014

Citing the lack of clear research about toxic elements in vapor, the association supports the inclusion of e-cigarettes in smoke-free air laws. Similarly, the AHA ...

Oklahoma health officials worry e-cigarettes may lead youth to ...
NewsOK.com - August 26, 2014

"We have had concern that the use of e-cigs may actually be changing the social norm that has developed over the last couple of decades, which really tells us ...

Letter: Keep e-cigs out of classrooms, away from teens
Wausau Daily Herald - August 26, 2014

Even as traditional tobacco use declines, use of e-cigarettes is on the rise. ...

World Health Organization Urges Stronger Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes
New York Times - August 26, 2014

said it was appropriate to prohibit their use indoors "until exhaled vapour is proven to be not harmful to bystanders." It also called for regulation to ensure the products contain a standard dose of nicotine,

WHO Calls for Indoor E-Cig Ban but Even an Anti-Smoking Group is ...
AdAge.com (blog)-by Emma Hall - August 26, 2014

The World Health Organization wants tougher regulations on e-cigarettes, including stricter advertising regulations, a ban on indoor use, the withdrawal of fruit, ...

E-Cigarette Use Said to Rise Among Tobacco-Free Youths
New York Times - August 26, 2014

The number of middle school and high school students in the United States who say they have tried e-cigarettes but not traditional cigarettes increased by about 60 percent from 2012 to 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. An e

Guidelines Presented for Electronic Cigarette Use
HCPLive - August 25, 2014

Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD, from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, and colleagues reviewed the latest science relating to e-cigarettes, also known as electronic ...

Council bans e-cigarettes from city workplaces
Toronto Sun - August 25, 2014

"I still need to be convinced that the arguments for banning them, mostly based on ... in many residents' efforts to finally quit smoking cigarettes," Matlow said.

Moorhead City Council takes steps to ban e-cigs
Valley News Live - August 25, 2014

Soberg said some stores that only sell e-cigs might even be put out of business if this proposal is made into an ordinance. "The law is the law," Soberg told us....

Sarah Silverman Shows Off 'Liquid Pot' Vape Pen On Emmys Red ...
Business Insider - August 25, 2014

Emmy nominee Sarah Silverman "bonded" with Giuliana Depandi in what ... but also a marijuana vaporizer pen that Sarah proudly presented.

Middletown Area School District bans e-cigarettes, vaping
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com - August 25, 2014

The Middletown Area School Board unanimously voted Monday night - the first day of the school year - to include in the district's drug and alcohol policy ...

College Station City Council Delays Action on Ban of Electronic ...
KBTX - August 25, 2014

College Station City Council Delays Action on Ban of Electronic Cigarettes ... and would also ban the use of e-cigarettes where tobacco smoking isn't allowed....

Menomonie school district voters approve hike in tax levy
Leader-Telegram - August 25, 2014

Zydowsky noted it may need to be updated to include electronic cigarettes and other nonprescription inhalants. He said he has seen more and more electronic ...

E-cigarettes with nicotine require restrictions: AHA
Delhi Daily News - August 25, 2014

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued new policy recommendations on the utilization of e-cigarettes and their impact on tobacco-control efforts. The AHA's stance is that e-cigarettes containing nicotine should be considered tobacco products and must be subjected to all the laws that apply to these products. The association issued new policy recommendations that recommend a U.S. ban on e-cigarettes for minors, strict laws on advertising and marketing the products and a ban on flavorings.

E-Cigarettes Should Be Regulated Like Tobacco: American Heart Association
HealthDay - August 25, 2014

Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people, a new American Heart Association policy statement says. The group also called for thorough and continuous research on e-cigarette use, marketing and long-term health effects. The recommendations were published Aug. 25 in the AHA journal Circulation. "It's critical that we rigorously examine the long-term impact of this new technology on public health, cardiovascular disease and stroke, and pay careful attention to the effect of e-cigarettes on adolescents," he urged. The AHA also wants states to include e-cigarettes in smoke-free laws, but only if changes to include the devices won't weaken existing laws.

E-Cigarettes Should be a Last Resort, Heart Doctors Say
Bayoubuzz - August 25, 2014

Many vapers who use e-cigarettes say regulation will damage a product that's a far safer substitute for cigarettes. The Heart Association disagrees. In the ...

American Heart Association: E-Cigs Are 'Trojan Horse of Nicotine'
Reason - August 25, 2014

The American Heart Association, an old foe of the tobacco industry, has taken an official position in the debate over electronic cigarettes. Its not a fan. In a policy statement issued Sunday, the organization called for stricter regulation of the battery operated devices which contain nicotine, but not tobacco, and produce vapor instead of smoke.

Electronic Cigarettes: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association
Circulation - August 24, 2014

This statement reviews the latest science concerning one of the newest classes of products to enter the tobacco product landscapeelectronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), also called electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)and provides an overview on design, operations, constituents, toxicology, safety, user profiles, public health, youth access, impact as a cessation aid, and secondhand exposure ...

ISU soon to be a smoke-free campus
Vidette Online - August 24, 2014

The new law banning tobacco use on campuses passed by Gov. Pat Quinn will go into effect July 1, 2015. The smoking ban passed by Gov. Quinn applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces on college campuses. Quinn also signed a restriction on the use of e-cigarettes.

Myrtle Beach's first 'cloud competition' illustrates former smokers passion for vaping
The State - August 24, 2014

The first-ever cloud competition in the Myrtle Beach area took place Saturday at Zuluvape in Carolina Forest, with Charleston resident Julius Catoe taking first place over Myrtle Beach resident Dave Hampton in the final round of the 21-contestent competition.

Kenai City Council ordinance bans e-cigarettes
KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska - August 23, 2014

The Kenai City Council has passed an ordinance for electronic cigarettes to be regulated the same as smoking tobacco. Adding e-cigarettes to the code does not ban use in bars or private establishments. The council brought the ordinance back for reconsideration after it failed at ...

ASU bans tobacco products on campus
The Albany Herald - August 23, 2014

As the new school year gets under way, a new policy will impact Albany State University students, faculty and staff. In accordance with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and the Georgia Smoke Free Air Act of 2005, Title 31 Chapter 12A, ASU is banning the use of tobacco products on campus. Banned products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes and any smoking device that uses tobacco such as hookahs, or simulate the use of tobacco such as electronic cigarettes. The policy is effective Oct. 1.

To the Editor: E-cigarettes and other tobacco products are on the rise with teens
Wareham Week - August 23, 2014

In Massachusetts, high school students who have used e-cigarettes doubled from ... and products like vape pens, e-hookah and e-cigarettes and ask them what ...

Boaz Schools ban e-cigarettes
Sand Mountain - August 22, 2014

Electronic cigarettes may be the hottest trend out there and the futuristic characteristics of the pen-shaped devices are attractive to students looking to be hip.

Streamwood considers restricting electronic cigarette sales
Chicago Daily Herald - August 22, 2014

Fearing that electronic cigarettes pose health risks, Streamwood officials plan to ban the sale of the controversial product to minors before a similar state law ...

New law restricts e-cig displays
Paris Beacon News - August 22, 2014

E-cigarettes will soon have the same display restrictions in stores as tobacco ... which will require alternative nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes, to be ...

E-Cigs next target of smoking bans?
Newton Kansan - August 22, 2014

The FDA web site states that "E-cigarettes have not been fully studied" and that it is unknown what the potential risk of use are, how much nicotine or harmful ...

St. Anthony looks at e-cigarette code amendment
Lillie News - August 22, 2014

With the first reading of an amendment to city code Aug. 12., St. Anthony is on its way to making its regulation of electronic cigarettes official and permanent....

LETTERS: Why stomp e-cigarettes if they do some good?
Las Vegas Review-Journal - August 22, 2014

Regarding Daniel M. Cook's commentary about e-cigarettes ("E-cigarettes put up smokescreen, must be snuffed out," Aug. 5 Review-Journal), I disagree with ...

County Legislature Highlights
Lansing Star - August 22, 2014

... restaurants, and taverns to also include electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as "e-cigarettes." The County Board of Health last month formally requested ...

Health board seeks broader smoking ban
Hendersonville Lightning - August 22, 2014

The Board of Commissioners banned smoking outside entrances but in a ... "It kind of sends a two-edge sword" - banning smoking on the one hand and ... Wyatt said in an interview that county policy already bans smoking in county vehicles....

Tobacco banned on Ashland County property starting in October
Ashland Times Gazette (subscription) - August 22, 2014

Last week commissioners passed a resolution stating that starting October 1, all county property is tobacco free. This includes e-cigarettes, chew tobacco, ...

Davis County Board looks at changing e-cigarette regulations
Davisclipper - August 22, 2014

CLEARFIELD - Changes to the e-cigarette industry have come so rapidly that the Davis County Health Department is already proposing amendments to ...

What to Do about E-Cigarettes
Human Resource Executive - August 22, 2014

In the past few decades, cigarette smoking has been largely de-normalized, .... Another reason for banning e-cigarettes in smoke-free locations is that it is very ... with smoke-free or tobacco-free policies in place who decide to ban e-cigarette use ... the rationale for why e-cigarette use is being banned on company property.

New Research: E-Cigs Safer Alternative to Regular Cigarettes
The Cleveland Clinic - August 22, 2014

a new analysis of 81 studies supports e-cigs as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, and there is some evidence that e-cigs may even help smokers quit, researchers say... two of the five authors have links to e-cig manufacturers. However, they

What's Next For E-Cigs?
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - August 22, 2014

Now that the comment period has ended, what's next for the FDA's e-cig regulations? ... The development of the FDA's new e-cigarette regulations should be of ...

Fort Worth Blue Zones Project asks for policy changes to promote ...
Fort Worth Star Telegram - August 21, 2014

The tobacco policies could address tobacco litter, electronic cigarettes, creating smoke-free zones and limiting smoking in outdoor dining, beverage and service ...

E-cig flap: County health worker oversteps law with electronic cig ...
Montana Standard - August 21, 2014

A county health worker said Thursday he apologized in person to two business owners for suggesting that use of electronic cigarettes in their "vapor" stores was ...

E-cigarette debate continues after Nixon's veto
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press - August 21, 2014

...vetoed the bill that, on line one, outlawed the sale of e-cigarettes to minors but went on to say they "shall not be taxed or otherwise regulated as tobacco product." That's sly wording, according to Ms. Taylor who believes the bill was an attempt by...

E-cigarettes getting included in bans across Mississippi
WLBT NBC3 (Jackson, MS) - August 21, 2014

Shelson says several organizations and even the state health department want to see more cities, like Tupelo, include e-cigarettes in their smoke free ordinances. For many cities, that means amending the policies already in place. "I don't think it's ...

Pittsfield Tobacco Regulations Go Into Effect Sept. 15
iBerkshires.com - August 21, 2014

PITTSFIELD, Mass. The amendments to regulations pertaining to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and the Sale of Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Products that the Pittsfield Board of Health enacted in July go into effect on Sept. 15.

New report calls for updating employer e-cigarette policies
Employee Benefit News - August 21, 2014

While use of electronic cigarettes is growing in popularity, employers are starting to take a look at adopting policies on use of the device at work, and how to ...

Popularity of e-cigarettes sparks issues at work
CBS News - August 21, 2014

"The first thing an employer should do when creating an electronic cigarette policy is decide whether e-cigarettes will be completely banned, allowed in smoking ...

E-cigarette maker signs Mischa Barton for campaign
Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription ) August 21, 2014

Electronic Cigarettes International Group in Spring Lake, or ECIG, said last week that its U.K. subsidiary Vapestick is expanding its marketing with U.S. actress ...

The Truth About Vaping
CullmanSense - August 21, 2014

CULLMAN - No ash, no tar, no second hand smoke and no smell are just a few of the obvious benefits of vaping. Some claim that electronic cigarettes are a ...

Teen Talk: Parents' hard line on e-cigarettes sparks rift
Sacramento Bee - August 21, 2014

DEAR KELLY: My parents just found out I smoke e-cigarettes and they flipped out. They threatened to stop paying for my car insurance or give me anymore ...

Troutman Sanders LLP | Decision Time at FDA: Deciding Premium ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - August 21, 2014

FDA's current auth- ority extends only to cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, and .... would cover the top 30 percent of packaging and the top 20 percent of advertising.

The Truth About Vaping
CullmanSense - August 21, 2014

CULLMAN - No ash, no tar, no second hand smoke and no smell are just a few of the obvious benefits of vaping. Some claim that electronic cigarettes are a ...

EDITORIAL: Youth and e-cigarettes
Terre Haute Tribune-Star - August 21, 2014

But there are public officials across America, including Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, who believe the FDA's approach is not aggressive enough when it comes to young people and e-cigarettes. We think those officials are right and support their ...

Parents, kids cautioned on dangers of e-cigarettes
Sippican Week - August 21, 2014

In Massachusetts, high school students who have ever used e-cigarettes doubled from 5 percent in 2011 to 10.7 percent in 2013. This is important because ...

Tupelo City Council passes e-cigarette ban
The Commercial Dispatch - August 21, 2014

TUPELO -- The Tupelo City Council has approved an ordinance that bans the use ... The amendment to Tupelo's existing smoking ordinance will allow people to ...

Tompkins County Sets Hearing on E-Cigarette Ban
ithaca.com - August 21, 2014

Tompkins County Sets Hearing on E-Cigarette Ban ... September 2, regarding a proposal to amend the county law restricting smoking in places of employment, ...

Bloomer schools adds e-cigs to district ban
WQOW TV News 18 - August 21, 2014

UPDATE: Bloomer schools adds e-cigs to district ban. Posted: ... Bloomer (WQOW) - The Bloomer School District voted 6-0 to add electronic and vaporized devices to their list of banned products. ... I don't want to smell anyone else's smoke."…

Readers share thoughts on the Ethnic Enrichment Festival ...
Kansas City Star - August 20, 2014

Didn't it seem like a great idea to find an alternative to cigarettes that might be ... lives of children by debuting new e-cigs with deceitful advertising techniques.

Council gives tepid response to e-cigs proposal at Chamber forum
Ames Tribune - August 20, 2014

They said they would be willing to consider a local ban but largely agreed that ... which earlier this year passed a law banning the sale of the devices to minors. ... which bans cigarette smoking in most public places throughout the state, was ...

Proposed FDA tobacco product rules rightly under review
Albany Times Union - August 20, 2014

Last spring, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules to control e-cigarettes along with tobacco products. Under federal law, the FDA is required to ...

VIDEO: E-cigarettes, social media and mobile phones - a guide to ...
News Shopper - August 20, 2014

According to a survey by Puritane, more than 60 per cent of people think vaping indoors should be banned, just like smoking conventional cigarettes. But what ...

Letter - NDP Calls for Stricter e-Cigarette Rules
Wawa-news.com - August 20, 2014

... to ban the use of e-cigarettes wherever conventional cigarettes are banned. The Toronto Medical Officer of Health has also called for banning the sale of ... and ask that you move swiftly to amend the Smoke-Free Ontario Act to include e-cigarettes. ... in social settings where other tobacco products have long been banned...

E-Cigarette maker challenges EU directive as debate over ...
Retail Gazette - August 20, 2014

... a gateway to tobacco cigarettes for young people, in spite of research that showed only 1.1 per cent of non-smokers had tried an electronic cigarette.

Burning iPhone battery forces airplane evacuation
ConsumerAffairs-by Jennifer Abel - August 20, 2014

Certain brands of e-cigarette batteries have also either caught fire or exploded. In March, fire marshals in Oregon blamed e-cigs for two nighttime fires: the ...

Federal Legislators Want Liquid Nicotine Bottles to Have Safety Caps
WNPR News - August 20, 2014

... that would require child-proof bottles for the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. ... demanded regulations including a ban on selling flavored nicotine products.

Public Health Officials Should Embrace E-Cigarettes
Daily Caller - August 20, 2014

Over five years ago, groups that have long campaigned against smoking like the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and American Cancer Association pressured ...

Tobacco Stocks Slump; Cause Unproven
Benzinga - August 20, 2014

E-cigarettes today account for $1 billion of the tobacco industry's $35 billion in annual sales, but Wells Fargo says the devices could hit $10 billion by 2018.

E-vapor cigs banned at school sporting events
Therogersvillereview - August 20, 2014

... to adopt a policy amendment banning "vapor-type" devices in outdoor seating areas ... Some members favored a complete ban of all tobacco and nicotine products, ... boards amend their smoking policies to include the newer "e-vapor" products. ... even though school policy bans the use of tobacco, period, on campuses.

Ask the RGJ: Are Washoe schools trying to stop smoking?
Reno Gazette-Journal - August 20, 2014

The regulation prohibits "any device which simulates smoking such as an electronic cigarette, cigar or pipe, personal vaporizer, e-hookah, or electronic nicotine ...

Legislators should stay focused on Montana issues
Laurel Outlook - August 20, 2014

They range in topic from regulating the sale and use of e-cigarettes to revising legislative compensation to include day care reimbursement, revising licensing of ...

Mission Viejo City Council approves e-cig shop
OCRegister - August 20, 2014

Mission Viejo has three electronic cigarette shops - South County Vapors, ... The city treats e-cigarettes shops the same way it does tobacco shops, which are ... existing municipal and zoning codes to include e-cigarettes under smoking, ...

Kennesaw Bans Tobacco and E-Cigs in Parks
WABE 90.1 FM - August 20, 2014

... the designated smoking areas in the parks, Kennesaw also banned the use of e-cigarettes. ... There will be a grace period before the ban is put in place.

Overland Park adds electronic cigarettes to smoking ban
6News Lawrence - August 20, 2014

Overland Park has prohibited smoking in hotel rooms, restaurants, workplaces and other public, indoor spaces for nearly a decade. The new ordinance adds ...

No 'butts' about it: Vapor stores pop up despite e-cig concerns
The Salem News - August 20, 2014

That is, until he tried e-cigarettes. He bought one at a corner variety store and wasn't too thrilled with it, but then he visited a shop in Saugus and liked their ...

Skubick: New E-Cigs Compromise In The Works
WLNS - August 19, 2014

The reason the legislature wants to ban minors from smoking e-cigarettes is found in ... The House and Senate passed a ban on e-cigs but they did not tax it like ...

Missouri veto reflects growing debate over electronic cigarettes
KHI News Service - August 19, 2014

E-cigarette retailer Aaron Todd says "vaping" helped him quit smoking. ... a bill last session that would have banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. ... In a letter to the Missouri secretary of state, the governor said he would support a straight ban ... Kansas lawmakers passed a bill in 2012 banning the sale of e-cigarettes to ...

College Station City Council Propose A Ban On E-Cigarettes In ...
KAGS News - August 19, 2014

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - E-cigs are a growing trend among young adults and many people looking for a substitute to smoking traditional cigarettes. The new ...

Tazewell County students return to school Aug. 21
Southwest Virginia Today - August 19, 2014

The county has also adopted a policy treating E-cigarettes the same way they do regular cigarettes. While the bell doesn't ring for students until Aug. 21, faculty ...

Is This the Real Reason Lorillard Is Willing to Sell blu eCigs?
NASDAQ - August 19, 2014

Blu captured 45.8% of the domestic retail electronic cigarette market ... take pride in blinging out their "mods" while enjoying flavored juices they drip onto coils. ... that electronic cigarettes may one day surpass traditional tobacco sales, Nielsen ...

GODSHALL: Another View: The Pros of Electronic Cigarettes
Physicians News Digest - August 19, 2014

growing mountain of scientific and empirical evidence...Obama's FDA revealed its unscientific, unethical and inhumane policy to deceive Americans...All real public health advocates support smokers switching to e-cigs, and keeping e-cigs legal.

E-Cigarettes: Flight Hazard According To Airport Officials
TestCountry.com - August 19, 2014

The debate on the effects of electronic cigarettes to human health may still be ongoing, but a recent airline incident may lead to the controversial item being ...

More research needed before deciding whether to ban e-cigarettes: Wynne
Canadian Press - August 19, 2014

Premier Kathleen Wynne said Tuesday she won't rush into a decision on whether to ban electronic cigarettes in areas where smoking is already off-limits. Her government will look into the issue, as should the federal government, she said after speaking a...

Smokers turn their backs on NHS as they opt for e-cigarettes to help ...
The Independent-by Jamie Merrill - August 19, 2014

"We know an ever increasing number of people are using electronic cigarettes to help them quit," said Hazel Cheeseman, director of policy at charity.

Government looks at restricting e-cigarettes
Legal Brief Today (Juta & Company Ltd) (za) - August 19, 2014

The government is considering tightening laws regarding e-cigarettes, which have been deemed a 'safer' alternative to tobacco smoking. Some experts have warned that e-cigarettes might be as dangerous as those they are intended to replace, notes a Sunday

STAFFORD: Why Should We Ban E-Cigarettes?
640 Toronto News - August 19, 2014

Toronto's board of health is asking the province to impose an Ontario-wide ban on electronic cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited. City council says there's ...

JERRY AGAR - Rush is on to ban e-cigarettes
Sun News Network - August 19, 2014

Dawe mentioned second-hand smoke, then, responding to my assertion that, "this ... smoking them, but not only should their be evidence of harm before a ban is ...

Another View: The Pros of Electronic Cigarettes
Physicians News Digest - August 19, 2014

have never been found to precede cigarette smoking in any daily smoker. ... deceive Americans about e-cigs and defend the FDA's e-cig ban and nearly 1,000 ... which will protect cigarette markets by banning >99.9% of all e-cigs, and will give ..

Senators push for liquid nicotine ban
Waterbury Republican - August 19, 2014

A representative of the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Other state officials have demanded ...

Smoke on a Plane: E-Cigarettes Ignite Controversy
Yahoo Travel - August 19, 2014

Getting on a plane? You might want to leave your e-cigarettes at home. (Photo: Thinkstock). There is new controversy over the use of electronic cigarettes on ...

TVECA Weighs In On The Safety of E-Cigs on Planes
Convenience Store Decisions-by Erin Rigik - August 19, 2014

After the New York Times reported that airport officials were asking the Transportation Department to classify e-cigarettes as hazardous materials after an e-cig ...

Forget how to Smoke with E-Cigarettes
The Epoch Times (blog) - August 19, 2014

E-Cigarettes are also known as the vaporizer cigarettes or the electronic cigarettes which use vapours to curb the sensations that are felt by the smokers.

Vaporin Issues Letter to Shareholders
CNNMoney - August 19, 2014

... marketing and advertising strategy to increase our web store presence. ... e-Cigarette Vending Machine Roll Out ... As an alternative to traditional cigarettes, Vaporin is offered in a variety of disposable and rechargeable starter kits and flavors. ... competition from other e-cig companies and the major tobacco companies ...

Daphne bans vaping in city facilities, approves zoning change
Gulf Coast News Today - August 19, 2014

The city council voted 6-1 in favor of banning vaping or e-cigarette use in city buildings ... and replaced it with one that includes the ban on vaping in city facilities. "The only thing we did to the smoking ordinance is we said that in city buildings, ...

Overland Park adds e-cigs to smoking ban; approves elephant for ...
Kansas City Star - August 19, 2014

Overland Park adds e-cigs to smoking ban; approves elephant for wedding ... as well as countries, already have included e-cigarettes in their smoking bans.

Missouri Veto Lays Bare Growing Debate Over Electronic Cigarettes
KCUR 89.3 FM (Kansas City, MO) - August 19, 2014

But Nixon said the issue wasn't quite that simple. In a letter to the secretary of state, the governor said he would support a straight ban for minors but could not accept parts of the bill that would have prevented e-cigarettes from being regulated l August 19, 2014

E-cigarette proponents question smoking ban
Branson Tri-Lakes news - August 19, 2014

Puffing on an e-cigarette, or vaping as it's commonly called, is arguably considered a safer alternative to cigarettes, though the Food and Drug Administration ...

Commission has first reading of amended ordinance
14 News WFIE Evansville - August 18, 2014

The banning of electronic cigarettes in city parks, outdoor dining areas, or properties owned by the city, has been removed from the proposed smoking ban ...

Pediatricians want to child-proof e-cig refills
The Hill - August 18, 2014

A group of pediatricians and other health officials are calling for childproof packaging on liquid nicotine containers used to refill electronic cigarettes. They say ...


Westminster's new regulations reel in e-cigarettes
OCRegister - July 31, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution, ... that have moved to regulate businesses that sell electronic cigarettes.

Feuer cracks down on illegal tobacco sales
Park Labrea News/Beverly Press - July 31, 2014

The city has already approved an ordinance banning e-cigarette sales to minors, and the use of e-cigarettes in all places where traditional smoking is banned.

TOWN OF BUENA VISTA, COLORADO ORDINANCE NO. 8 ...
Chaffee County Times - July 31, 2014

Tobacco product also includes cloves and any other plant matter or product that is packaged for smoking. (3) Nicotine product means an electronic device or any ...

N.C. docs recommend e-cigs to stop smoking despite lack of info on ...
Triangle Business Journal - July 31, 2014

Despite knowing little about their safety, North Carolina doctors are increasingly recommending e-cigarettes as a way to stop smoking, according to research .

Popularity of E-Cigarettes Seen By Increase in Litter
TWC News - July 31, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM — E-cigarettes are becoming more popular as the tobacco industry evolves and grows, and it can be seen by the litter on the ground. Many of ...

City to ban e-cig sales to minors
Sealy News - July 31, 2014

The Sealy City Council asked for an ordinance to be drafted July 22 to ban sales of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, to those under 18 years of age. Currently ...

Japan smoking rate dips, new research claims e-cigs are healthy alternative
Tech Times - July 31, 2014

The smoking rate in Japan is now below 20 percent of the population, a record-setting event that has not happened since the statistic began being kept in 1965. The smoking population is now on par with the U.S., with about 20.6 million smokers in Japan,

Electronic cigarettes: review of use, content, safety, effects on smokers and potential for harm and benefit
Addiction - July 31, 2014

Allowing EC to compete with cigarettes in the market-place might decrease smoking-related morbidity and mortality. Regulating EC as strictly as cigarettes, or even more strictly as some regulators propose, is not warranted on current evidence. Health pro

E-cigarettes aren't as safe as you think they are
GMA News - July 31, 2014

A new study suggests that while the e-cigarette was originally designed to give users a smoke-free nicotine fix, it could lead to antibiotic-resistant bacterial ...

Hill Dickinson LLP | E-cigarettes: No e-smoke without e-fire
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - July 31, 2014

“Until recently there was one insurance company that treated e-cigarette smokers as non-smokers in terms of rates, but that company has reviewed its processes ...

The FDA Pushes Purposed Rule to Regulate more Tobacco ...
DigitalJournal.com - July 31, 2014

In recent days, the ongoing news of health risks surrounding E-cigarettes was brought to my attention. Here you have a product, which turns nicotine and other ...

Study to measure attitudes toward e-cigarettes among physicians ...
News-Medical.net - July 31, 2014

Physicians are increasingly discussing and recommending electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) as cessation devices for their patients, but more research needs to ...

Lawmaker seeks increased e-cigarette oversight
WYTV - July 30, 2014

Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said some e-cigarette products, including the liquid nicotine used to refuel them, are being marketed in a way that appeals to children ...

Regulate e-cigarettes
Statesman Journal - July 30, 2014

They include banning the use of e-cigarettes in public places where smoking is prohibited; restricting how they can be marketed to young people; imposing a ...

DAVID ROSMAN: Legislators' e-cigarettes votes expose influence of ...
Columbia Missourian - July 30, 2014

One of those vetoes was a bill that would have exempted electronic cigarettes, alternative nicotine products and vapor products from taxation and most state ...

County board gets library budget increase request
La Crosse Tribune - July 30, 2014

14) which specifically addresses electronic delivery devices also known as ... Also, prohibited tobacco sales (to minors) would now include e-cigarettes.

Few applying for insurance acknowledge smoking
Sioux City Journal - July 30, 2014

The Iowa Senate voted 37-12 Monday to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes and ... Only 5 percent of applicants acknowledge smoking, and CoOportunity chief ...

E-cigarette ban protects minors
Examiner.com - July 30, 2014

Passing an electronic cigarettes ban that prohibits public use of the smoking devices, and sales, the same way tobacco cigarettes are prohibited. The pleasure ...

Letters: E-cig rules protect our children
OCRegister - July 30, 2014

... limit promotional materials and the availability of vaping devices such as e-cigarettes near schools in their community [“Hold off on e-cig regulations,” Opinion, ...

Take It Outside
Mayport Mirror - July 30, 2014

All types of tobacco product use (smoking and smokeless) may only be used in the designated tobacco use area. The bottom line is no e-cigarette use inside ...

Tupelo officials delay vote on e-cigarette ban
Mississippi Press (blog) - July 30, 2014

Tupelo officials delay vote on e-cigarette ban ... for months to discuss expanding the city's public smoking ban to include the electronic devices used to deliver ... More than 100 cities throughout the country have banned the tobacco alternative.

AG says e-cigs can be banned in Desoto County
Yall Politics - July 30, 2014

In April, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors sought a Mississippi Attorney General's Opinion on whether or not the Clean Air Act, which prohibited smoking

Legislature to Consider Overrides of Many Vetoed Bills
Daily Journal Online - July 30, 2014

Regulating the Use of E-Cigarettes (SB 841) – The bill would have made it illegal for Missourians under the age of 18 to purchase electronic cigarettes. Currently ...

The Biggest Lie You Were Told About E-Cigarettes, Debunked
Mic - July 30, 2014

(While 28 states and the District of Columbia ban smoking at work, only three — New Jersey, Utah and North Dakota — include e-cigarettes in those bans).

Lorillard e-cigarette sales slip as competition rises
Reuters - July 30, 2014

Sales of its electronic devices dropped 35 percent to $37 million for the second ... E-cigarettes are slim, reusable, metal tube devices containing nicotine-laced ...

E-Cigarettes Are the Future? Not So Fast, Says BAT's Boss
Wall Street Journal (blog) - July 30, 2014

An e-cigarette entrepreneur in Paris demonstrates his product last year. The chief of tobacco giant BAT is skeptical on claims that e-cigs will ever be a huge ...

FDA regulation costs St. Louis 600000 dollars lost wages
STLtoday.com - July 30, 2014

A safer alternative to tobacco, electronic cigarettes are surging in popularity all ... The FDA has announced deeming regulations of the e-cig industry and that ...

How e-cigarette companies are quietly winning the war on regulation
Vox - July 30, 2014

Electronic cigarette companies are quietly winning the war on regulation by successfully lobbying state legislatures to exclude them from tobacco control laws.

FDA Should Not Regulate E-Cigarettes as Tobacco Products
U.S. News & World Report - July 30, 2014

The FDA is pushing a new set of rules that would classify e-cigarettes, which are non-combustible products that use no tobacco, as tobacco products. If approved ...

Dr. Cooper Represents NH Physicians at AMA meeting
PR.com (press release) - July 30, 2014

The AMA delegates also voted to ask for stricter e-cigarette regulation, and voted to oppose the sales and marketing of electronic cigarettes and nicotine ...

E-cigarettes face blanket ban on hospital grounds
The Scotsman (uk) - July 30, 2014

SCOTTISH health boards' policy on the issue of smoking in hospital grounds was thrown into confusion last night after it emerged e-cigarettes could be part of a blanket ban. Health boards are currently pressing ahead with their efforts to meet a Scottis

Two in five doctors want e-cigs regulated, survey shows
WalesOnline - July 29, 2014

“Since e-cigarettes are much cheaper than tobacco, people may be tempted to ... like to see e-cigarettes available as over the counter products in pharmacies ...

Other view: Ban e-cigarettes inside workplaces
Chippewa Herald - July 29, 2014

Here in Wisconsin, we have a ban on selling them to minors, enacted in 2012. ... statewide smoking ban, it can start with communities enacting their own bans.

Proposed FDA E-Cig Regulations Could Have Impact On Oklahoma ...
News On 6 - July 29, 2014

Proposed regulations may not make e-cigs safer, but could, instead, cost vapor ... Whether you smoke e-cigs or not, Tulsans should weigh in on the proposed ...

E-Cigarettes going full steam ahead
WFXL FOX 31 - July 29, 2014

Remy Hutchins with the Dougherty County Health Department says, “E-cigarettes do contain nicotine and research has shown that the way nicotine is produced ...

Council talks banning e-cigarettes in public buildings
Homer Tribune - July 29, 2014

It only relates to places where regular smoking is already banned. ... In a roll-call vote, all agreed to introduce the e-cig ban ordinance except Burgess who voted ...

Voters support including e-cigarettes under the law
Iron Mountain Daily News - July 29, 2014

Madison, Wis. -Nearly four years after it went into effect the law that got the cigarette smoke out of public places in Wisconsin is more popular now than ever ...

E-cigarettes and vaping 'may cause lung cancer like normal cigarettes'
Metro Cafe - July 29, 2014

...research by Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, suggests the way particles are broken down in e-cigarettes may irritate lung tissue and cause disease. Particles in tobacco-based cigarettes have a median size of 0.3 to 0.5 microns, but in ...

E-Cigarettes Cloud Schools' Anti-Smoking Policies
Education Week News - July 29, 2014

“In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration banned characterizing flavors in ... Phil Daman, the president of the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association, ...

Electronic cigarettes Fact versus fiction of vaping: Fact versus fiction
Paris Post Intelligencer - July 29, 2014

By now I think it is safe to say everyone knows that smoking, whether it is cigarettes, cigars or pipe tobacco, is harmful to your health. Smokers and ex-smokers ...

'Vaping' now banned in some Washington County buildings
WCYB - July 29, 2014

County mayor Dan Eldridge tells News 5 that the commission voted to ban e-cigs and vapor products at any public buildings of Washington County. He says ...

E-Cigarettes Cloud Schools' Anti-Smoking Policies
Education Week - July 29, 2014

Though many specialty “vape shops” will not sell electronic cigarettes to minors, independent sellers like eBay make it possible for children under 18 to purchase these products. Vic Vega, the owner of Vapor Villa in Catonsville, Md., maintains that his...

Denver Post: No public vaping ban — yet
Salt Lake Tribune - July 28, 2014

But local laws banning the use of e-cigarettes in every place where smoking is ... vape equipment has ill effects that should be the basis of public vaping bans. ... to prohibit vaping and the practice should be banned from government facilities.

Decatur School Board Says No To E-Cigs
whnt.com - July 28, 2014

An electronic cigarette, known as an e-cig, is a device that simulates smoking ... from the public, and make the final vote to ban electronic cigarettes in a month.

SD City Council moves to ban e-cigarettes
San Diego Source (subscription) - July 28, 2014

The San Diego City Council on Monday unanimously passed a preliminary version of a bill to sharply restrict the use and sale of electronic cigarettes, ...

City may restrict flavored tobacco products
Insight News - July 28, 2014

Cigarillos in particular, cost significantly less than a regular pack cigarettes and are better at ... While 31 pecent said they have used and electronic cigarette.

Possible electronic cigarette ban coming to Tupelo
WTVA - July 28, 2014

If you don't know what it is, an e-cig uses water vapor in place of smoke. It can be laced ... The council will discuss banning e-cigs at Tuesday's work session. So far, it hasn't scheduled a vote, but if it passes, it will be banned just like cigarettes.

Nearly 100 cases of accidental liquid nicotine poisonings with e ...
NewsNet5.com - July 28, 2014

E-cigarette users pour the liquid into their e-cigarettes, also known as "vapes." If ingested, especially by small children, liquid nicotine can cause nausea, ...

This is Your E-Cigarette on Drugs
Daily Beast - July 28, 2014

And now, first-generation e-cigarettes, originally from China, have evolved into second-generation APV's, or advanced personal vaporizers. A whole subculture ...

Hometown U: The students behind the smoke-free campus initiative
Anchorage Daily News - July 28, 2014

Last April, UAA students voted for a smoke-free campus. They specifically banned cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookahs, bidi (tobacco cigarettes flavored with chocolate, mint, vanilla, etc.), clove cigarettes and e-cigarettes on the Anchorage campus, including dorms and apartments. When the university opens in a month, will staff, faculty and students have to go cold turkey?

San Diego to consider e-cigarette regulations today
San Diego 6 - July 28, 2014

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A package of proposed regulations for vapor inhalers -- also known as electronic cigarettes -- will be considered by the San Diego City Council on Monday. The two measures would regulate retail sales of the battery-operated devices and restrict their use. They would generally conform to restrictions on tobacco products.

City moves to restrict e-cigs in parks, restaurants
San Diego News Room - July 28, 2014

Sitting at the dais at a recent City Council meeting, Councilmember Kristine Alessio lit up a cigarette and blew the smoke across the room. She then did the same with an electronic cigarette.

E-cigarette debate lights up
The News Journal - July 28, 2014

But there's no way it could be worse than smoking cigarettes. ... 1, the University of Delaware will enforce a new tobacco ban, including the use of e-cigarettes, ...

Governor vetoes bill that would ban e-cigarette sales to minors
Daily Journal Online - July 28, 2014

Governor Jay Nixon recently vetoed Senate Bill 841, a legislation that would have prevented minors younger than 18 from purchasing the electronic cigarettes while also exempting the nicotine products from other tobacco sales restrictions. In a press release, Nixons office argued that the bill didnt go far enough. He said it favored the tobacco industry because it exempted vapor products from the laws and taxes on traditional tobacco cigarettes. This bill appears to be nothing more than a thinly disguised and cynical attempt to exempt e-cigarettes from taxes and regulations protecting public health, Gov. Nixon said.

Medicaid payments, Maintenance of Certification among pediatric ...
AAP News (subscription) - July 28, 2014

The AMA adopted new policy opposing the sales and marketing of electronic cigarettes and other nicotine delivery products to minors, and encouraging state ...

How Does The Vapor Trail Look After Month 1 Of The New Quarter?
Seeking Alpha (registration) - July 28, 2014

... attributable to an increase in roughly $215,000 of advertising and promotion expense, ... Electronic Cigarettes International Group, Ltd (OTCQB:ECIG) makes its way onto this ... We have a long history in the tobacco business building up leading ... result of more attention on the electronic cigarette and vaporizer markets.

Are e-cigarettes good for you?
Easier (press release) - July 28, 2014

E-cigarettes have seen a meteoric rise in the UK over the past year despite the health implications of the products still being a matter of debate.

This is Your E-Cigarette on Drugs
Daily Beast - July 28, 2014

Dope smokers find e-cigarettes and high-tech 'mods' are great for smoking in .... her tobacco flavored 'John Wayne' mix and hasn't smoked an analog cigarette ...

People using e-cigs to quit smoking the real thing [VIDEO]
KYTX - July 28, 2014

The market for e-cigarettes is exploding. But now, research shows people aren't just smoking them for fun. They're using them to quit smoking the real thing.

Altria Is a Dividend-Paying Machine
GuruFocus.com - July 28, 2014

Philip Morris has exclusive rights to sell Altria's e-cigarettes (battery-powered devices that heats a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge and create a ...

Reynolds American Earnings Preview What To Look For
Bidness Etc - July 28, 2014

Since e-cigarettes are one of the few avenues where tobacco firms can grow, performance of the Vuse brand will determine the size of this revenue stream for ...

E Cig Reviews Releases Their Best Of 2014 Countdown With The ...
DigitalJournal.com - July 28, 2014

E Cigarettes have become ever-more popular in today's society, thanks to a combination of better scientific understanding of the dangers of traditional ...

E-cigarettes: A menace or a miracle?
ITV News - July 28, 2014

Plans to ban the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public places would be broadly welcomed by a majority of Welsh people. That's the conclusion of an exclusive ...

No smoke, but there could be fire: E-cigarettes might not be the answer
McDuffie Mirror - July 27, 2014

A RECENT STUDY by Nicotine and Tobacco Research, a health journal dedicated smoking-related issue, recently released findings that many e-cigarettes ...

Public bans on e-cigarettes are premature
Denver Post - July 27, 2014

New federal rules around electronic cigarettes that ban sales to minors and require disclosure of ingredients are practical and necessary for the increasingly popular smokeless devices. But local laws banning the use of e-cigarettes in every place where smoking is prohibited, such as restaurants, bars or within 20 feet of entrances, are a premature overreaction. Recently, Lakewood and Fort Collins applied their public smoking restrictions to e-cigarettes. Golden, Louisville, Commerce City and Durango are planning on doing the same.

Ban e-cigs from workplaces
Youngstown Vindicator -July 26, 2014

Appleton (Wisc.) Post-Crescent: There's a lot we don't know about electronic cigarettes. There's even a lot the Food and Drug Administration doesn't know about ...

Monett adds e-cigs to smoking restrictions
Monett Times - July 26, 2014

One month after passing a smoking ban in city buildings and North Park, except in designated areas, the Monett City Council returned to the issue in July. The latest revisions also ban the use of electronic cigarettes, as well as traditional tobacco products.

GSU to go tobacco free
Statesboro Herald July 26, 2014

Georgia Southern University will be tobacco free starting Friday, in accordance with a new policy by the University System of Georgias Board of Regents. The boards policy calls for colleges and universities within the system to be tobacco free by Oct. 1. Georgia Southern elected to adopt the policy on August 1, two months ahead of the regents' deadline. I also think it's absolutely ridiculous that they are also saying that electronic cigarettes can't be used on campus, Davis said. They're not even giving people an ...

E-cigarettes: Colorful, cherry-flavored and carcinogenic?
MiamiHerald.com - July 26, 2014

A rule proposed in June (79FR23141) would give the FDA the authority to regulate hookah tobacco, cigars and electronic cigarettes as well as prevent their sale ...

The Case For Electronic Cigarettes
OhGizmo! - Jul 26, 2014

Since the primary aim of smoking is delivering nicotine to your system, switching to a product like 21st Century Smoke e-cigs or liquid vaporizer pens can help ...

Study: e-cigarette growth outpaces traditional cigarettes [VIDEO]
Hawaii News Now - Jul 26, 2014

There's little doubt that vapors from e-cigs are safer than traditional smoke but some fear that e-cigs are luring more younger people into tobacco addiction.

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association Shares Vaping Industry Insight With Senate Staff Members
IT Business Net - July 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/25/14 -- The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), the largest trade group dedicated to advocacy, awareness and education in the vapor products industry, hosted a briefing Thursday for Senate members to outline facts, share research, and promote a dialogue about sensible regulation of the rapidly growing vapor products category. As the largest association of vapor product distributors, manufacturers, and retailers in the United States, SFATA affirmed its stance that vapor products such as electronic cigarettes should not be treated or regulated in the same manner as harmful tobacco products. SFATA and several member companies addressed more than 50 attendees regarding the financial impact on small business owners should overly strict or broad FDA regulations be implemented.

Biz Buzz: To Vape or Not To Vape in Newport
Newport Beach Independent - July 25, 2014

That industry is “Vaping,” and includes the controversial world of e-cigarettes. ... I do not recommend non-smokers start vaping or using e-cigarettes, and do not ...

Library system snuffs out e-cigarettes
Forsyth County News Online - July 25, 2014

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Public Library board discussed two potentially contentious topics — guns and e-cigarettes — during a meeting ...

Oahu tobacco, e-cigarette ban for those under 21 proposed
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 25, 2014

A new Honolulu City Council bill would ban people under 21 years old from ... A Hawaii County under-21 ban on tobacco and electronic smoking products ...

E-cigarettes now banned at Lakeview
Columbus Telegram - July 25, 2014

COLUMBUS — Lakeview Community Schools took a proactive step last week to prevent people from using electronic cigarettes on district property. The district's ...

E-cigarette stores face extremes of risk, opportunity
Newsday - July 25, 2014

Their customers are mostly former tobacco smokers who enjoy "vaping. ... Severe regulation of e-cigarettes could restrict or even close these businesses. ... E-cigarettes don't face the same restrictions on marketing as tobacco, the products are ...

Abilene City Council member speaks out on e-cigarette verdict
KTXS - July 25, 2014

The council voted Thursday to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, but didn't amend the city's smoking ordinance to prohibit its use in Abilene public places.

Jails considering sale of e-cigs to inmates
ConnectAmarillo.com - July 25, 2014

AMARILLO, TX -- E-cig companies have a new target. Certain companies have started reaching out to jails to start selling the popular product to inamtes.

Dartmouth Pediatrician Urges Passage of Senate's Child Nicotine ...
Newswise (press release) - July 25, 2014

Currently, the CPSC does not have the authority to require child-proof packaging on liquid nicotine containers used to refill e-cigarettes, even though these ...

Kochs and Corps Have Bankrolled American Council on Science ...
Progressive.org - July 25, 2014

It now advocates that "electronic cigarettes should be made as accessible as cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes should be sold widely and lightly regulated.

E-cigarette market on fire while scientists wage heated debate
CBC.ca-by Daniel Schwartz - July 25, 2014

Electronic cigarette use is skyrocketing, revenue has reached the billions of dollars, legislators are talking about — and enacting — regulations, and more and ...

Editor's Choice best E-cigarette or Vaporizer
The Slanted - July 25, 2014

New York City has band E-cigarette smoking from all public places, the same law ... health laws, and general push to ban smoking from almost all aspects of city.

PHA expresses concerns over e-cigarettes
Newry Times - July 25, 2014

“The highly-successful ban on smoking in workplaces and the increasing ... prevalence of e-cigarettes and their use in places where smoking is banned and ...

Wells Fargo Weighs In On E-Cig Outlook
Convenience Store Decisions - July 25, 2014

... of volume moving to vapors-tanks-mods (VTMs), which tend to be sold in non-tracked channels (especially vape shops) as Nielsen e-cig data is not a proxy for ...

5 Important Lessons from the Biggest E-Cigarette Study
SBWire - July 24, 2014

...Those colorfully lit e-cigarettes are giving off way more than just "harmless water vapor," according to a comprehensive new study review by UC San Francisco's Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. Users could also be inhaling and exhaling...

Wichita Falls Public Health Office Receive Smoking Ordinance Signs
KFDX - July 24, 2014

The signs advise that cigarette and electronic cigarette smoking is not allowed within 20 feet of a business entrance or location, like a playground, and five feet ...

E-Cigarettes Cause Mixed Emotions at City Council Public Hearing
Big Country Homepage - July 24, 2014

City Council voted Thursday to ban the sale and use of E-Cigarettes to minors, but not to impose the regulations of them in public places. This is after a big ...

Benjamin Ahmad: E-cigarette candy flavors can tempt teens to try smoking
Allentown (PA) Morning Call - July 24, 2014

E-cigarette manufactures are part of a multibillion dollar industry that is growing sales by more than 40 percent annually. This should not be at the expense of our youth as they grow into the next generation of adults.

Should e-cigarettes be better regulated?
wwlp.com - July 24, 2014

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular, and now state and local lawmakers are looking at how they should be regulated.

Smoking, Chewing, Even 'Vaping' Banned At University Of Arizona ...
The College Fix - July 24, 2014

...At least 1,372 campuses across the country are smoke-free and 938 of those campuses are tobacco-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights ...

Another Campus Falls to Anti-Smoking Zealotry—Even E-Cigs Are ...
Reason (blog)-by Robby Soave - July 24, 2014

Another Campus Falls to Anti-Smoking Zealotry—Even E-Cigs Are Banned ... The University of Arizona has decided to follow colleges around the country in banning smoking on all campus property. ... Some students are irritated about the ban, but who are they to stand athwart ...

Westminster OKs Restrictions on E-Cigarette Shops
VoiceofOC - July 24, 2014

A growing number of California cities are introducing restrictions on e-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that heat a liquid, infused with nicotine or flavors, into ...

Electronic cigarette use restricted starting July 26
Rocky Mountain Collegian - July 24, 2014

Included in the new smoking ban are hotel and motel rooms, which can no longer offer ... In addition to Fort Collins, bans are in place in Edgewater, Lakewood and ... Starting July 26, electronic cigarettes will be banned in all places traditional ...

Summit Middle School students form anti-tobacco task force
Summit Daily News - July 24, 2014

... health effects tobacco has on the body, the different types of tobacco and nicotine products, the ways those products are marketed and the rise of e-cigarettes.

GOP-backed bill includes laundry list of changes
BlueRidgeNow.com - July 24, 2014

Another measure would allow county sheriffs to potentially sell e-cigarettes to jail inmates....

EDITORIAL: Regulate e-cigarettes
Eugene Register-Guard - July 24, 2014

In light of the Oregon Legislature’s disappointing failure to approve even moderate restrictions on electronic cigarettes in this year’s session, local governments, including Lane County, should fill the regulatory void with bans on the sale and marketing

County considers e-cigarette rules
Blue Mountain Eagle - July 24, 2014

Lane County commissioners on Tuesday pondered possible county regulations for electronic cigarettes, and weighed whether to require tobacco retail outlets in ...

Proponents, health professionals differ on use of e-cigarettes
The Standard Banner - July 24, 2014

Vaporizers, or e-cigarettes, are becoming more popular, and people can be seen “vaping” instead of smoking all around Jefferson County. While it seems that ...

Council Bans Sale of E-Cigs to Minors, Does Not Ban Public Use
Big Country Homepage - July 24, 2014

Council Bans Sale of E-Cigs to Minors, Does Not Ban Public Use ... people quit smoking, an opinion backed up by the manager of Stogies Vapor located ... that the council was not interested in banning e-cigarettes from Abilene; however, the ...

Some East Texas schools taking stance on electronic cigarettes
Longview News-Journal - July 24, 2014

Longview: City Manager David Willard has banned the use of e-cigarettes among city ... Gladewater: The City Council in May voted to ban minors from buying, ... Some East Texas school districts are banning electronic cigarettes, while others ... levels of nicotine, the addictive chemical also consumed by smoking tobacco.

EDITORIAL: Ban e-cigarettes from indoor workplaces
Appleton Post-Crescent - July 24, 2014

Just as tobacco smokers have a right to smoke, but are prohibited from doing so inside indoor workplaces because of the harmful effects to others, e-cigarette users should face the same restriction for the same reason. In this case, given what we do and...

FDA should have a role in e-cigarette policies
Poughkeepsie Journal - July 24, 2014

The policies would be significant, including placing a ban on the sale of ... New York has considered extending the state's indoor public smoking ban to include ...

AATAC Partners With Smokio
Convenience Store Daily News - July 24, 2014

Smokio, the world's first connected electronic cigarette that synchronizes automatically with users' smartphones, has partnered with Asian American Trade ...

5 Important Lessons from the Biggest E-Cigarette Study
Motor E magazine - July 24, 2014

Those colorfully lit e-cigarettes are giving off way more than just “harmless water vapor,” according to a comprehensive new study review by UC San Francisco's ...

Local Manufacturers Market Electronic Cigarettes to Jails
CIproud. com - July 23, 2014

WASHINGTON – Create a cigarette substitute for prisoners. That was the goal for the founders of NeUll's more than a year ago, and in the middle of June this ..

THOMSON: This is insanity. We’re bringing back smoking
Times Of London - July 23, 2014

E-cigarettes are everywhere and supposedly ‘saving lives’. In fact we have no idea how dangerous they are to health. When the Wills family started making cigarettes for the masses in Britain at the end of the 19th century, the new-fangled craze from...

How to Benefit from E-Cigarettes
GuruFocus.com - July 23, 2014

With increasing well-being awareness programs and government policies of banning smoking out in the open areas influencing sales of ordinary cigarettes, ...

Effects from E-Cigarettes Need More Research
Big Country Homepage - July 23, 2014

The Abilene City Council will meet tomorrow, July 24th, to discuss the possibility of adding E-cigarettes to the city wide smoking ban ordinance. City Council ...

County board gets library budget increase request
La Crosse Tribune - July 23, 2014

The pair offered a series of additions to county ordinance No. ... electronic delivery device is prohibited anywhere smoking is prohibited by the Minnesota Clean ...

ENCINAS: Many get burned by new UA tobacco ban
Arizona Daily Wildcat - July 23, 2014

A more reasonable policy would have allowed tobacco users to only smoke in designated areas that are away from areas of heavy foot traffic, and banned e-cigs and smokeless tobacco from indoor public areas only. The designers of the policy failed to take ...

Healthy Chicago Spotlights Potential of Public Health, Primary Care ...
AAFP News Now - July 23, 2014

Perhaps the best example of these efforts addresses tobacco regulation. ... a law restricting sales of flavored tobacco and menthol cigarettes within 500 feet of a school. ... In addition, the e-cigarette ordinance was helped considerably by a ...

BROWN: Sept. 10 day of reckoning for vetoed bills
Leader Journal - July 23, 2014

Jay Wasson, which would restrict the sale of e-cigarettes or vapor products to anyone under 18 years of age;. SB 656, sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus, which ...

Coming up in Saturday Business
Columbia Daily Tribune (blog)-by Justin Willett - July 23, 2014

Cover story: In Missouri, e-cigarettes have become a source of political tension, with Gov. Jay Nixon vetoing a bill that would have banned their sale to minors and exempted them from taxes and restrictions applied to tobacco products.

Vaping takes off as smoking's latest alternative
Seacoastonline.com - July 23, 2014

McNamara explained that unless a public park is posted as prohibiting smoking, electronic cigarettes are allowed in outdoor public places. She also added that ...

County considers e-cigarette rules
Daily Astorian - July 23, 2014

"They have nothing to do with cessation of smoking (as manufacturers and many ... The state Legislature considered a statewide ban on such sales this year, but it ... banning the use of e-cigarettes in public places where smoking is prohibited; ...

E-cigarette sales to minors banned in Eastland
KTXS - July 23, 2014

The proposed Abilene ban would actually add e-cigarettes to the current smoking ban ordinance in place for traditional cigarettes. It would additionally prohibit ...

Officials Focus on E-Cigarette Ads Aimed at Youths
New York Times - July 23, 2014

State attorneys general must investigate, and consider taking legal action against, e-cigarette companies that appear to be using some of the same advertising tactics that once drew young adults into smoking, a Kentucky deputy attorney general told his la

Democrats Press for E-Cigarette Regulations
Roll Call (blog ) July 23, 2014

A group of senators has ramped up concerns about the safety of electronic cigarettes. CQ Roll Call's Melissa Attias reports that the Democrats, who previously ...

State Tobacco and E-Cigarette Legislative Overview
CSPnet.com - July 23, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS -- With only eight state legislatures still in session this year, a clearer picture of the outcome of tobacco and e-cigarette legislation is emerging.

Kochs and Corps Have Bankrolled American Council on Science ...
PR Watch - July 23, 2014

It now advocates that "electronic cigarettes should be made as accessible as cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes should be sold widely and lightly regulated.

What Do We Really Know About the Safety of E-Cigarettes?
FiveThirtyEight - July 23, 2014

The problem is that the research on e-cigarettes so far is mixed, and we may not know ... There's tremendous debate on the health effects of e-cigarettes, but two

Censors Worry About 'E-Cigarette Ads Aimed at Youths' But Can't ...
Reason (blog)-by Jacob Sullum - July 23, 2014

Since when is selling e-cigarettes (or conventional cigarettes) to adults, let alone telling them about the product, grounds for "legal action"? Lipton implies tha

E-cigarettes may not be the savior of the tobacco industry
MarketWatch - July 22, 2014

E-cigarettes have been heralded as a potential savior for a tobacco industry desperate for new products and customers in the face of a shrinking

E-cig sales supplement jail budget
Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune - July 22, 2014

The Titus County jail is a tobacco-free zone, and contraband smuggling has always been a serious problem. “It was a constant struggle, with people trying to ...

Council embraces public input on budgeting
Buffalo News - July 22, 2014

The city currently has no jurisdiction over the stores, and Scanlon would like to hear from health experts about the effects of smoking e-cigarettes.

School cracking down on student e-cig use
wivb.com - July 22, 2014

The Buffalo Public School District is rewording its code of conduct to include e-cigs as tobacco products. And Eden Central School District is taking it a step ...

SCCSD board hears favorable attendance report
Salamanca Press - July 22, 2014

E-cigarettes were added to the impermissible items list, he said. Also, special attention was paid to written threats. “Based on some student conduct the code ...

Some Missouri cities banning e-cig sales to minors
ABC17News.com - July 22, 2014

The suburban St. Louis city of Chesterfield was the latest to ban the vapor ... if the Capital City and Columbia should be thinking about their own bans. ... and significant evidence to show that that leads to them smoking cigarettes in the future.".

Rowhomes approved near DuPage River
Chicago Tribune - July 22, 2014

Trustees also approved an amendment to a cigarette and tobacco ordinance ... of 18 from purchasing, possessing and selling electronic cigarettes in the village.

Officials focus on e-cigarette ads aimed at youths
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 22, 2014

He said that nicotine in e-cigarettes is not healthy for use by young people, and the e-cigarettes, whose use has surged among school-age children nationwide, ...

Editorial: Hold off on e-cig regulations
OCRegister - July 22, 2014

Editorial: Hold off on e-cig regulations. Westminster and ... The rush to place restrictions on electronic cigarettes has reached Westminster. The City Council is ...

Huntsville leaders monitor e-cigarette trend
WAFF - July 22, 2014

The popularity of an alternative to traditional smoking is booming. ... He said citywide bans or restrictions will be considered, but not before they get educated.

ID, please: Mobile ordinance prohibits sale of e-cigarettes, vapor ...
al.com - July 22, 2014

MOBILE, Alabama – It's not uncommon for Mary Jo Martino and other non-smoking youths in Mobile to go out on a weekend night and see their peers puffing on ...

Communities move to regulate where electronic cigarettes ...
The Denver Post - July 22, 2014

Communities move to regulate where electronic cigarettes can be used ... and older, but there are no prohibitions on where they can be used.

Post Poll: Should smoking bans cover e-cigarettes and vaporizers?
The Denver Post - July 22, 2014

... not allowed, while Louisville, Golden, Commerce City and Durango are in various stages of extending their own public smoking bans to e-cigs and vaporizers.

Parking restrictions, cigarette and tobacco regulations amended
The Bugle - July 22, 2014

It also prohibits sale to minors and possession by minors. ... Tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, or tobacco accessories may not be sold, offered, given away ...

Chesterfield moves to regulate e-cigarettes after Nixon vetoes bill
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch - July 22, 2014

Chesterfield joined a growing list of municipalities Monday that are preventing the sale of vapor nicotine products to minors, taking action one week after a potential statewide ban was vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. The City Council voted 6-1 Monday

Chesterfield bans e-cigarette sales to minors
Newsmagazinenetwork - July 22, 2014

“One is that it is a precursor to smoking, you introduce underage children to the ... E-cigarette distributors tout their product as a safer alternative to smoking, ...

Republicans take tobacco money
Columbia Daily Tribune - July 22, 2014

The way I figure, Jones and Rowden supported legal exemptions from tobacco regulations for e-cigarettes as part of a Republican majority inclination rather ...

Sports Notes: Snuffing out the use of tobacco products
StarNewsOnline.com (blog) - July 22, 2014

And while we're at it, let's make sure that e-cigarettes are also banned in all ball parks (from youth leagues to the big shows), restaurants and other places where ...

Sheriffs weigh selling e-cigarettes to inmates; Painter refuses
Midland Reporter-Telegram - July 22, 2014

While traditional cigarettes are banned from most jails, vendors of e-cigarettes ... Herklotz, who supports banning e-cigarettes to prevent issues with contraband at jails. ... a financial benefit, he won't budge on his policy of “no smoking -- period.

Consumers Getting Smoked by E-Cigarettes Says TINA.org
PR Newswire (press release) - July 22, 2014

MADISON, Conn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers curious about trying e-cigarettes are being swindled in droves by unscrupulous ...

US e-Cigarette Market: State Legislation Map
PR Newswire - July 22, 2014

...how do you keep track of legal status of e-cigarettes this dynamic market? In light of this and in preparation to the eCig Vegas: Industry Conference, eCig Global has assembled an interactive map highlighting the legal status of electronic cigarettes in...

E-cigarettes may be as addictive for nicotine content: Doctors
Times of India - July 22, 2014

MUMBAI: The rising popularity of electronic cigarettes, popularly called e-cigarettes, is the latest concern among public health experts. .... latest medical research shows they may just be as addictive as normal cigarettes due to the nicotine content...

NJOY Appoints John Bax as Chief Financial Officer
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release) - July 22, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — NJOY, the country's leading independent manufacturer of electronic cigarettes, today announced the appointment of John Bax as the ...

Electronic cigarette causes huge explosion at family home after ...
Daily Mail - July 22, 2014

While e-cigarettes can be susceptible to overheating due to the type of battery they contain, Hampshire's Trading Standards have stressed the importance of ...

Pot and apartments: clear restrictions, hazy realities
The Columbian - July 21, 2014

...But banning "smoking" still doesn't cover consuming tobacco or marijuana in other ways. ... Vaporizers "are not regulated by the state smoking ban," she ...

No Smoking in Most Texas Jails, But Many May Soon Sell E-Cigs
Governing - July 21, 2014

While traditional cigarettes are banned from most jails, vendors of e-cigarettes, ... With county jails facing budget shortfalls, e-cigarette vendors are pushing their ... jails strictly banned tobacco but that sheriffs were likely to view e-cigarettes more ... You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.

First City Council E-Cigarette Hearing Thursday
Big Country Homepage - July 21, 2014

City Council will hear from Abilene residents about a proposed city ordinance that would prevent the use of e-cigarettes within twenty feet of smoke-free ...

Proposed Eastland Ordinance Could Prohibit E-Cigs Sale, Use to ...
Big Country Homepage - July 21, 2014

Monday night, the Eastland Commissioners Court unanimously voted to pass an ordinance prohibiting the sale, use, and possession of electronic cigarettes to ...

Health Commissioner Concerned about Increase in E-Cigarette Use
WGRZ-TV - July 21, 2014

Buffalo, NY - School districts around the country are banning electronic ... "I think many school districts want to ban e-cigarettes to ensure that ... banned the use of e-cigarettes anywhere you are already banned from smoking regular cigarettes.

Editorial: Timing of campaign checks trips up Missouri GOP again
STLtoday.com - July 21, 2014

On the day before his House committee voted to exempt e-cigarettes from most tobacco regulation (and taxes), state Rep. Caleb Jones, R-California, received a ..

DeKalb leaders considering e-cigarette rules
Dekalb Daily Chronicle - July 21, 2014

DeKALB – DeKalb city officials are researching rules that could regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes and where people can use them.

Health Column: The allure of E-cigarettes
Glenwood Springs Post - July 21, 2014

3 largest tobacco companies in the U.S., have moved to merge in order to bring Lorillard's Blu eCigs to the forefront of the burgeoning e-cigarette market.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Running in Place
CFO - July 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tobacco Taboo
SF Reporter - July 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bible appeal made
Martinsville Bulletin - June 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supervisor seeks vaping ban
Hastings Tribune - June 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Snyder Skeptical Of E-Cigarette Bill [AUDIO]
WKAR - June 19, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder has got concerns about legislation headed his way to regulate nicotine vapor devices or e-cigarettes.

Arlington Hts. Bans E-Cigs In Public Places
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online - June 19, 2014

Smokers who have switched to electronic cigarettes must still watch where they puff in Arlington Hts. The village board Monday approved amending their Clean Air Ordinance to treat the devices the same as regular cigarettes. Trustees discussed the idea during their committee of the whole meeting on June 9.

Complaints prompt Daphne to look at ban on e-cigarettes in city facilities
The Huntsville Times - June 19, 2014

DAPHNE, Alabama -- Following up on complaints about e-cigarette use at the city's public facilities, such as the civic center, officials are looking into banning those devices in some areas. In what's fast becoming a trend of public health concern in cities in Baldwin County, Daphne's ordinance committee is reviewing proposed changes to the city's 2008 smoking ordinance. In a more sweeping set of restrictions, the Foley City Council on Monday approved a ban on e-cigarettes and similar devices in all public facilities and workplaces. A similar prohibition is being considered in Orange Beach but a vote was postponed until later this year.

Senators Find E-Cig Advertising a Drag
Multichannel News - June 19, 2014

Cigarette hearings have returned to the Hill, in this case e-cigarettes, and that industry looks to be on a hot seat that isn't likely to cool anytime soon. The Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday held a hearing on the marketing of e-cigarettes, including on TV, and what, if anything, Congress should do about it. The tone was decidedly angry and accusatory, with Democrats in particular characterizing it as a repeat of the Big Tobacco hearings, where companies took an oath, and then lied.

E-Cigarette Makers Under Fire In Senate
Manufacturing.net - June 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) -- E-cigarettes with fruity flavors like "cherry crush" ignited an intense Senate debate Wednesday about whether manufacturers are trying to appeal to youngsters similar to the way that Big Tobacco used Joe Camel decades ago.

Electronic Cigarette Executives Get Schooled in Senate Hearing
TIME - June 19, 2014

"I think we have seen this movie before," Senator Richard Blumenthal said. "It is called big nicotine comes to children near you and you are using the same kinds of tactics and promotions and ads that were used by big tobacco and proved so effective"

An open letter to Margaret Chan from public health experts on electronic cigarettes
TheHealthSite - June 19, 2014

Are electronic cigarettes safe? Should they be sold as a harmless product? 129 public health experts from 31 countries dont think so. And they have written a letter to Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, urging her to curb the use of electronic cigarettes. They warn that the device could turn out to be a new avatar of the tobacco industry which is bypassing tobacco products. Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, a vehement anti-tobacco campaigner believes that if advertising is permitted these poisonous devices will become rapidly popular and would have millions of users before the governments wake up. By switching to the e-cigarette market, the tobacco industry is only maintaining its profitable marketing at the cost of the health of innocent citizens.

E-Cigarette Brands Battle to Keep Marketing Rights
Mashable - June 19, 2014

E-cigarette company executives were forced to defend their marketing campaigns from critics, including U.S. senators, at a hearing on Wednesday that discussed the impact of e-cigarette advertising on children and teens.

Is Reynolds a Good Long-Term Bet?
Motley Fool - June 19, 2014

As more consumers quit smoking, most of the tobacco giants are raising their prices to offset the volume decline. In addition, cigarette companies like Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI ) , Lorillard Tobacco (NYSE: LO ) , and Altria Group (NYSE: MO ) are investing heavily in smokeless products and e-cigarettes to cope with the volume decline in traditional cigarettes.

Girls of 11 and 12 enjoy e-cigarettes
News Wales - June 19, 2014

Girls as young as 11 and 12 have experience of using e-cigarettes and obtain them easily from friends, parents, shops and pizza places. The research ...

Major E-Cigarette Company's President Wants Flavor Restrictions
U.S. News & World Report - June 18, 2014

A Senate committee mulled the possible need for restrictions on electronic cigarette marketing Wednesday. Though no legislation has been proposed, one industry leader tells U.S. News he agrees with more hawkish senators that candy-flavored options should be banned. Logic offers just two e-liquid flavors: tobacco and menthol. ... self-imposed standards are a point of pride for Martin, who does not personally use e-cigarettes.

Don't Let the Workplace Vaporize Over E-cigarettes
Corporate Counsel (registration) - June 18, 2014

The electronic cigarette business is booming. A study published this week [PDF] by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, revealed that beginning this year, there were some 466 brands of e-cigarettes available for purchase online in 7,764 unique flavors. Bloomberg Industries estimates that e-cigarette sales could reach $1.5 billion in the U.S. this year, and potentially surpass regular cigarettes on the market by as early as 2023. Not surprisingly considering the surge in their popularity, e-cigarettes, which are battery-powered and vaporize nicotine, have found their way into the U.S. workplace.

UNB bans use of e-cigarettes inside buildings
CTV News - June 18, 2014

The University of New Brunswick is one of the first universities in Canada to ban e-cigarettes from being used inside any of its buildings. ... We would like to see e-cigarettes across the board treated as a tobacco product so any laws that apply to where and when and how you use a tobacco product ...

E-cig restrictions move forward in San Diego
fox5sandiego.com - June 19, 2014

SAN DIEGO A package of proposed regulations for electronic cigarettes cleared the committee level Wednesday and was forwarded to the San Diego City Council. The two ordinances would, if passed by the council, regulate retail sales of the battery-operated devices and restrict their use. They would generally conform to restrictions on tobacco products.

E-cigarettes face restrictions in Dixon
The Reporter - June 19, 2014

E-cigarettes will be subject to the same restrictions in Dixon as traditional cigarettes. So determined planning commissioners by a narrow margin Tuesday night. In a 4-1 vote with Chair Chris Duncan dissenting, the commission opted to amend an ordinance to restrict the accessibility of e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) to minors. Dave Dowswell with the city's community development department said the ordinance is meant to treat e-cigarettes the same as traditional cigarettes. Meaning, who can buy them, where they can be smoked, etc.

Seaside council could block smoke shop
Monterey County Herald - June 19, 2014

Seaside officials say the city needs time to set rules for a new generation of smoke shops. The City Council on Thursday will be asked to adopt an interim urgency ordinance placing a moratorium on any new smoke shop, electronic cigarette retailer or drug paraphernalia retailer.
The proposed smoke shop measure would allow hardship exemptions for applicants denied any economically viable use of their property. The proposed action was prompted by a proposed e-cigarette shop in the Pacific Heights shopping center. The city's current zoning rules don't make it clear whether they would apply to shops with bongs, water pipes, e-cigarettes or similar device, a council report says.

Luke Williams to kick off free Solana Beach concert series
Seaside Courier - June 19, 2014

Alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes, pets, or personal BBQs are prohibited during the concert. For more information about Williams, visit lukewilliamsnewmusic.com.

Ban of e-cigarettes among FCC policy changes
Frederick News Post (subscription) - June 19, 2014

Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers are now off-limits for those looking to smoke at Frederick Community College, after the board of trustees voted Wednesday to revise policies governing student and staff conduct. Tobacco is now defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products, including but not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, cigars, cigarillos, hookah products and several forms of oral tobacco. Use of those products is banned on all college property other than parking lots. The schools smoking policy applies to all students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Nixon should sign bill to make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to children
STLtoday.com - June 19, 2014

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

GHS to add 20-minute advisory period
Gering Citizen - June 19, 2014

Gering High School Language was also updated in all three handbooks to address the use of e-cigarettes, using the term vapor products, in the Use of Tobacco Products section. ...

Hillsboro leaders want to ban E-cigarettes from city parks
KPTV.com - June 19, 2014

... OF WHETHER OR NOT E-CIGARETTES SHOULD EVEN BE ALLOWED THERE. E SPSPCI NOW THE COUNCIL WANTS TO EXPAND THAT BE ANDTHE TO ...

Motlow joins campuses that ban tobacco
The Daily News Journal - June 19, 2014

In less than two weeks, all Motlow College campuses will become tobacco- and smoke-free. Last month, college officials adopted a policy restricting the use of all forms of tobacco products, even smokeless electronic cigarettes, beginning July 1. The policy does allow the use of tobacco products in private vehicles.

Utah lawmakers drafting letter in support of e-cigarette regulation
Deseret News - June 19, 2014

The committee, on behalf of the state, is in the process of drafting a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in support of the federal agency's intent to regulate the devices and cartridges containing nicotine.

Vernon College Make Tobacco Policy Official [VIDEO]
KFDX - June 18, 2014

For more than ten years, Vernon College has had no smoking signs up at all of its campuses but no official tobacco policy. Today, that changed. Vernon College's board of trustees met this morning to write up an official tobacco policy, which bans all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on all of its campuses. They kept outside designated smoking areas on all campuses where smoker can light up.

City council bans e-cig sales to minors
Mineral Wells Index - June 18, 2014

A debate that has gone on for nearly two months regarding the sale of e-cigarettes to minors ended Tuesday night with Mineral Wells City Councils unanimous ruling banning the sale of e-cigarette devices and products to people under the age of 18. The local ordinance does not make possession or use of e-cigarettes illegal for minors.

R.I. House passes bill banning e-cigarette sales to minors
The Providence Journal - June 18, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Legislation to make sales of electronic cigarettes to minors illegal and impose criminal penalties on violators passed the House Wednesday night 68 to 0. The Senate passed a similar bill Wednesday. The House bill is expected to go before the Senate Thursday.

Downtown Bend survey focuses on health issues
Wallowa County Cheiftain - June 18, 2014

It asks if smoking were banned in downtown shopping or dining areas, whether you would visit more or less often or about the same, and whether recipients would support banning the use of e-cigarettes indoors.

New Mexico lawmakers eye e-cig legislation [VIDEO]
KOAT Albuquerque - June 18, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity, and some experts say they are dangerous. New Mexicos lawmakers are trying to figure out what to do. One option is banning sales to minors.

Where can you vape in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas Weekly - June 18, 2014

E-cigarettes have seen such growth in the U.S. that the FDA is considering new regulations, and individual cities are enacting their own policies on the ...

Will Snyder veto e-cigarette bills? Michigan health director stands by other plan to ban sales to minors
MLive.com - June 18, 2014

Michigan Department of Community Health Director Jim Haveman is recommending Gov. Rick Snyder veto legislation that would prohibit electronic cigarette sales to minors. Haveman doesn't support youth e-cigarette sales, but he prefers an alternative proposal that would classify the product line as a form of tobacco, which could mean additional regulations in the future once health effects are fully known.

E-cigarettes banned at Braintree High School
Wicked Local Braintree - June 18, 2014

At the urging of the school's headmaster, the school committee has swiftly added the cigarette-style nicotine vaporizers to the list of drug, alcohol and tobacco products that students can't bring into the building.

Commerce City considers ban on electronic cigarettes in public parks
The Denver Post - June 18, 2014

Commerce City is considering an amendment to the city's existing ban on smoking in public parks and recreation facilities that would outlaw the use of electronic smoking devices in the same areas. Council directed city staff to follow up on the petition by creating a presentation on the health effects of e-cigarettes, or vapor pens. Karen O'Donnell, Commerce City recreation manager, outlined a series of health and social concerns created by the e-cigarettes that included secondhand smoke consumption and allowing an environment where smoking is deemed appropriate.

Maryland Zoo will ban smoking on grounds, including e-cigarettes
Greenfield Daily Reporter - June 18, 2014

The ban takes effect July 1. The zoo says the ban applies to all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and alternative smoking products or other ...

City Moves to Regulate E-Cigarettes, Limit Places to 'Vape'
Times of San Diego - June 18, 2014

The rules would generally conform to restrictions on tobacco products. ... regarding the sale to minors, Councilman Mark Kersey said at a Wednesday meeting of ... The devices would be allowed in residences, vehicles, e-cigarette shops and ...

Santa Monica considers e-cigarette ban
L.A. Biz - June 18, 2014

Determined not to be left behind in a progressive movement, Santa Monica city officials, like those of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills before them, are considering a ban of electronic cigarettes.

Foley approves ban on e-cigarette use in public places and workplaces
al.com - June 18, 2014

FOLEY, Alabama -- The council has officially banned the use of electronic cigarettes and other alternative smoking devices in public places and places of employment in the city. According to Foley Mayor John Koniar, the council on Monday night approved a second reading of the amendment to the City of Foley Smokefree Air Act of 2006.

Smoking ban spreads to Palo Alto business districts
Palo Alto Online - June 18, 2014

The city is considering dramatically expanding its ban on cigarette use from an extension made last August to include parks, open-space preserves and the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course. The latest proposal, which the City Council's Policy and Services Committee enthusiastically endorsed Tuesday night, would ban smoking downtown, on California Avenue, at large commercial areas such as Stanford Shopping Center and "neighborhood commercial" centers such as Alma Plaza. In addition, smoking would be illegal at all outdoor eating areas. Currently, at least half of the outdoor area in a given establishment must be smoke-free. Klein also proposed including e-cigarettes in the ban, an idea that both of his colleagues supported.

'Vaping' prohibited on school grounds ($$)
Jennings Daily News - June 18, 2014

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board (JDPSB) agreed to revise one of their current policies regarding smoking during their meeting on Tuesday. For the complete ...

You won't be able to smoke at the Maryland Zoo starting next month
Baltimore Business Journal (blog) - June 18, 2014

Take a deep breath: Two weeks from now, you wont be able to smoke at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore anymore. The zoo is banning all tobacco products starting July 1, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes and all other smoking devices.

Council Lifts Moratorium on Establishment of Tobacco Shops
Belleplaineherald - June 18, 2014

The Belle Plaine City Council Monday night unanimously approved removal of the temporary moratorium on the establishment of tobacco product shops in Belle Plaine but banned the sampling of products in such shops, which there are presently none of in the city. On March 17, the council approved an interim ordinance temporarily prohibiting the establishment of tobacco-related product shops. It stated that the ordinance would be in effect until further review of any new licensing or related provisions pertaining to such uses, or until one year, whichever comes first. At that hearing, staff reported that although there had been initial discussion locally about a temporary ban on the sale of e-cigarettes, that was no longer the case, and those businesses that currently sold e-cigarettes would be allowed to continue to do so.

Springville-GI board looks at code of conduct changes
Springvillejournal - June 18, 2014

Revisions that were made to the S-GI Code of Conduct were presented at the meeting, though Kathryn Werner, assistant principal at the high school, explained most of the revisions were just changes to specific wording. The inclusion of e-cigarettes and vaps were added into the section on smoking. The addition now bans e-ciggs and vaps from being smoked on school property. The language regarding the use of electronic devices during school hours was changed so students can use them, but only in an appropriate manner.

Senate Hearing on E-Cigarettes Scheduled as Tobacco Jumps Into Market
Monthly Prescribing Reference - June 18, 2014

A subsidiary of Reynolds American (known for Camel cigarettes) is announcing that it will begin distributing its Vuse e-cigarettes across the United States on ...

New York State May Pass An E-Liquid Ban That's Awfully Convenient for Big Tobacco
The Inquisitr - June 18, 2014

In the bill, some shaky claims of the we just don't know variety totally gloss over the fact that anecdotally, e-cigs are keeping people off the biggest known ...

Around the area & state: Teen killed in drive-by shooting at gas station
Houston Chronicle - June 18, 2014

El Paso extends smoking ban to include vaping EL PASO - El Paso is extending its ban on cigarette smoking in public places to electronic cigarettes. The City Council voted Tuesday to extend the ban, effective Sept. 1. The El Paso Times reported the ban will bar smoking and vaping in 2015 from all city-owned properties, including parks. The ban also would keep smoke-free areas within 20 feet of all public entrances, except for El Paso International Airport. Violators will be fined $100 for the first offense, $200 for a second offense and up to $500 for other repeat offenses. A group of vapers - those who use e-cigarettes - presented a petition of what they said was 1,500 signatures opposing the expansion of the smoking ban ...

El Paso Extends Public Bans On Cigarettes To E-Cigs
KRWG - June 18, 2014

El Paso is extending its ban on cigarette smoking in public places to electronic cigarettes. The City Council voted Tuesday to extend the ban, effective Sept. 1. ...

District to ban e-cigs
La Vernia News - June 18, 2014

Despite their growing popularity as a smokeless alternative to the real thing, e-cigarettes will be banned on all La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) ...

Three Cheers for the FDA and e-Cig Regulations! [VIDEO]
Medscape - June 18, 2014

The public health and public policy goal is to use e-cigarettes as one more tool to apply on the way to a tobacco-free society, while killing ever fewer tobacco ...

29M in EU have tried e-cigarettes
Irish Health - June 18, 2014

Over 29 million people in the European Union (EU) have tried electronic cigarettes, despite the fact that the jury is still out on whether they actually help people to quit smoking, a new study has found.

Big tobacco attempts to keep up to e-cigarettes
China Post - June 18, 2014

NEW YORK--Tobacco companies are moving quickly to keep pace with the evolution of their industry by embracing the increasingly popular e-cigarettes and making them more available to consumers

E-cigarettes heavily marketed on Twitter: study
Financial Express - June 18, 2014

According to a new study which warns that marketing of e-cigs on social media platforms may entice non-smokers to experiment with the battery-powered ...

Study Suggests Electronic Cigarettes Are Not Gateway
CSPnet.com - June 18, 2014

Although many anti-tobacco groups and local governments have advocated for strict regulations on the electronic cigarette industry on the basis that the new segment may serve as a pathway to nicotine use by non-smokers (especially young non-smokers), a study recently published in Tobacco Control shows this is not the case.

E-cigarettes are 'gateway of real smoking'
The Eastern Tribune - June 18, 2014

NEW YORK: Ever since the trend of e-cigarettes has come, it has created a huge impact on the society. The type of smoking that is considered as less harmful than real smoking is actually imposing a bigger threat in the society. According to the latest study, the use of e- cigarettes leads many to real smoking especially the teenagers. A recent study has showed that most of the teenagers who come in influence of the e- cigarettes end up in addiction of real smoking.

OVERNIGHT HEALTHCARE: Senate scolds Dr. Oz
The Hill (blog) - June 18, 2014

E-cigarettes have come under fire from health advocates, state legislatures and Democrats who warn the products could carry serious health risks. Lawmakers ...

Tobacco industry maintaining 'predatory practices' in move towards e-cigarettes
Blue & Green Tomorrow - June 18, 2014

More than 100 leading public health specialists from around the world have signed a letter to the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), urging for stricter controls on e-cigarettes.

South Australia's e-cigarette legal loophole allows children to inhale
ABC Local - June 18, 2014

Currently there are no laws preventing children from purchasing the implements for use with nicotine-free vapour liquids.

Trading Standards Issue An E-Cig Safety Alert
Chesterfield Post - June 18, 2014

Residents in Derbyshire are being warned to be extra vigilant when charging electronic cigarettes following incidents where the devices have exploded in people's homes.

Gran leapt for her life when e-cigarette charger started house fire
Llanelli Star - June 18, 2014

A BLAZE that left a Llanelli grandmother in hospital with a broken back was started by a faulty e-cigarette charger, the Star can reveal this week. "She moved to e-cigarettes six months ago but you wouldn't think it could cause a fire, so this definitely serves as a warning to others." Sadly Ms Cross's pet corn snake Henry was killed in the fire. ...

Boulder Grillo Center: How safe are e-cigarettes?
Boulder Daily Camera - June 17, 2014

The bottom line? There are too many unknowns at this time to evaluate the safety of e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes new target of junk science
Montgomery Advertiser - June 17, 2014

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

City of Hillsboro approves ban on e-cigarettes in parks [VIDEO]
KATU - June 17, 2014

City councilors approved an e-cigarette ban in city parks Tuesday night, 5-1. The new rule could go into effect with a second vote in two weeks. The council must vote twice per city charter rules. Regular cigarettes are already banned.

Cigarette giant to release its own e-cig in Portland
Portland Tribune - June 17, 2014

In another sign of the emergence of electronic cigarettes here, tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds American will release its Vuse e cig in Portland retail outlets, starting June 23.

Vapor products a safer alternative
Albany Times Union (blog) - June 17, 2014

New Yorkers concerned about public health should support proportionate regulation of vaping and vapor products that balance their benefits with efforts to ...

E-views
San Jose Mercury News - June 17, 2014

The Oakley and Pittsburg city councils recently voted to include e-cigarettes in public smoking bans. Do you think these devices should be included in city ...

Council to consider e-cig regulation
Santa Monica Daily Press - June 17, 2014

Vapor may join smoke on City Halls list of regulated exhalents. On Tuesday, Santa Monicas City Council will consider directing City Hall to amend its smoking ordinance to regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way as traditional cigarettes.

Fremont Schools add two items to student handbook ($$)
KPCnews.com - June 17, 2014

FREMONT The Fremont Community Schools Board of Education added two sports-related items to the student handbook at Mondays meeting. Based upon recommendations from Fremont High School Athletic Director Roger Probst, items regarding e-cigarettes and athletic probation were added.

El Paso City Council passes ban on e-cigarettes
El Paso Times - June 17, 2014

The use of electronic cigarettes in public places across El Paso where smoking is now banned will be prohibited starting Sept. 1, and both smoking and vaping will be banned from all city-owned properties such as parks starting in 2015.

PD Editorial: Cities should follow county on e-cigarettes
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - June 17, 2014

Many states, counties and cities have been in a fog in knowing how to respond to that fad known as vaping. The use of battery-operated e-cigarettes is growing in popularity as they offer the ... electronic cigarettes much like regular tobacco products, banning their use in ... Twenty-eight states, including California, have laws that ban their sale to minors. ... e-cigarettes are healthier for the user and can help regular cigarette users to ...

E-cigarette users battle for common ground
NorthFulton.com - June 17, 2014

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. In its bid to align electronic cigarettes with tobacco products, Forsyth County Commissioners got a lot of new information and ...

Arlington Heights adds e-cigs to smoking ban
Chicago Tribune - June 17, 2014

Arlington Heights took another stand against electronic cigarettes by including them in its long-standing smoking ban. The village board on Monday voted to include e-cigarettes to its Clean Indoor Air Ordinance, which prohibits smoking in public spaces and within 15 feet of a door.

E-Cigarettes: A Benefit Or Health Risk?
The Utah People's Post - June 17, 2014

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

FDL should take lead in e-cigarette regulation
Fond du Lac Reporter - June 17, 2014

As a member of the Fond du Lac County Board of Health, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a practicing pediatrician, and a member of the Five Counties for Tobacco-Free Living Coalition, I am extremely concerned about the promotion and sales of E-Cigarette at convenience stores and over the internet. I am concerned over the many unknowns about the secondhand aerosol emitted in the air. The vapor is not just water.

Council to study Business 51 plan
Stevenspointjournal - June 17, 2014

Debated without reaching a conclusion whether and how the city should regulate vapor bars, in which customers congregate to smoke electronic cigarettes.

E-cigs heavily marketed on Twitter, study finds
Medical Xpress - June 17, 2014

E-cigarettes, also known as vaping pens or e-hookas, are commonly advertised on Twitter and the tweets often link to commercial websites promoting e-cig use, ...

Big tobacco lights up e-cigarette rivalry
Financial Times - June 17, 2014

Big tobacco is pushing further into the fast-growing electronic cigarette market with Reynolds Americans plan to expand its Vuse brand across the US next week.

Reynolds American rolling out e-cig operation Monday in Forsyth Co.
myfox8.com - June 17, 2014

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. National distribution begins Monday for Vuse, Reynolds American Inc.s electronic cigarette brand, the company told the Winston-Salem Journal Tuesday.

Survey Finds E-Cigarette Online Market On Fire
UCSD Medical Center - June 17, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have completed the first comprehensive survey of e-cigarettes for sale online and the results, they believe, underscore the complexity in regulating the rapidly growing market for the electronic nicotine delivery devices.

'The public thinks e-cigarettes are harmless, but they aren't': Leading health experts call for more safety checks on the devices
Daily Mail - June 17, 2014

Regulating e-cigarettes like tobacco products, the signatories wrote, is necessary ... They add that although e-cigarette vapor has fewer toxic components than ... on all nicotine-containing products, including banning advertising and flavours.

Study claims e-Cigarettes far less harmful than cigarettes
Big News Network.com - June 17, 2014

A 2013 expert panel about the relative harm of 12 nicotine products named cigarettes the most harmful but ranked e-cigarettes near the bottom, in ninth place.

Booming e-cigarette market largely unregulated, studies say
West Hawaii Today - June 17, 2014

WASHINGTON The electronic cigarette market is booming both online and in brick-and-mortar retail outlets in ways hardly imaginable half a decade ago, and the growth continues to be largely unregulated, according to a series of studies published Monday in the journal Tobacco Control.

There Are Now 7700 Flavors and 460 Brands of E-Cigarettes
Motherboard - June 17, 2014

And here I thought cigarettes tasted either like tobacco or menthol. Or sometimes cloves. Nope, evidently you can deliver nicotine into your body masked by nearly 8,000 different flavors. Or at least, 8,000 different wacky names to describe the same general fruity or smoky taste.

FDA E-Cig Regulations Will Benefit Big Tobacco
Motley Fool - June 17, 2014

E-cigs, widely considered to be the "next big thing" in the world of big tobacco with sales eventually outpacing those of traditional cigarettes, are running into ...

E-cigarettes in Europe Used Mostly By the Young, Current Smokers, Would-be Quitters
eNews Park Forest - June 17, 2014

Most Europeans who have tried electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are young, current smokers, or those who recently tried quitting regular cigarettes, according ...

Global push to ban vaping
ABC Online - June 17, 2014

But, while many experts regard e-cigarettes as a new miracle cure for smokers, Professor Renee Bittoun is firmly in the anti camp.

Cheers to fewer teen smokers: Your Say
USA TODAY - June 17, 2014

It's amazing that few give credit to e-cigarettes for the reduction in smoking. The Food and Drug Administration is about to crack down on manufacturers and ...

Electronic Cigarettes NOT a Gateway to Real Cigarettes, Says Study
Design & Trend - June 17, 2014

Glantz's research did not show whether those people smoked prior to using electronic cigarettes, so it would be difficult to say whether e-cigs are a gateway.

Online E-Cigs Are a Teenage Candyland
Daily Beast - June 16, 2014

A Harvard study found that 15-year-olds were the most likely, out of 30 million Europeans who smoked, to consume e-cigarettes. How the personal vaporizers became a teen candyland. Peppermint party, chocolate, cinnamon: e-cigarettes are beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

E-cigarettes may inflame lungs as much as cigarettes do
Science News - June 16, 2014

Using electronic cigarettes has the same short-term effects on the lungs as smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes, a study finds. Both products triggered sharp reductions in exhaled nitric oxide among 25 volunteers. Toxicologists view drops in the gas as a marker of inflammation that signals airway damage.

Smokers Draw on Apps to Quit
Wall Street Journal - June 16, 2014

Anyone who has tried to quit smoking knows the sheer agony that comes with it. So the last thing a smoker likely wants to hear is the phrase, "There's an app for that." But a growing group of entrepreneurs believe tech gadgets coupled with mobile apps can play a part in helping smokers ditch the cigarette once and for allor at least cut down on their smoking. They are promising a new wave of products like wireless lighters that track activity, e-cigarettes that measure nicotine intake and apps that test the breath for carbon-monoxide levels.

County School District Board Meeting
KGOSKERM - June 16, 2014

... for student physicals, due dates for those physicals, the possession of e-cigarettes and other controlled substances, and unsportsmanlike conduct.

Council bans electronic cigarettes in first reading ($$)
Alvin Sun Advertiser - June 16, 2014

Alvin may become one of the Texas cities and other cities around the nation that regulates the use of electronic cigarettes in public places. The Council voted at its June 5 meeting to pass on first reading an ordinance that would place electronic cigarettes under the same regulations as those made of tobacco. The measure will have its second reading at the June 19 meeting.

Hillsboro City Council to consider banning e-cigarettes, raising utility ...
The Oregonian - June 16, 2014

The Hillsboro City Council will consider banning e-cigarettes on Tuesday night. ... Forest Grove went so far as to ban e-cigarettes on all city-owned property and ...

Adding e-cigarettes to tobacco free policy is good move ($$)
Cowetaamerican - June 16, 2014

Adding e-cigarettes to tobacco free policy is good move.

North Mankato Back Together With GMG
KEYC - June 16, 2014

So this is an opportunity for us." A public meeting add e-cigarettes to North Mankato's indoor smoking ban was also scheduled for the July 7th council meeting.

Electronic cigarette use prohibited on county property
Alton Telegraph - June 16, 2014

Apparently the use of an electronic cigarette falls under the no smoking policy on county property the fiscal court passed recently ...

E-cigs to face same restrictions as tobacco in unincorporated areas ($$)
Gilroy Dispatch - June 16, 2014

Starting later this summer, the use and sale of electronic smoking devicesor e-cigaretteswill be regulated the same as tobacco in unincorporated Santa Clara County. On June 10, the countys Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance that adds the increasingly popular devices to the countys tobacco control ordinances, according to the county press release.

Local college campuses go smoke free
Houma Courier - June 16, 2014

Two of the three local college campus will be smoke free by Aug. 1 because a new state law mandates it. E-cigarettes are still allowed in outdoor areas at all three campuses for now, local officials said. ... At least 1,343 college or university campuses in the U.S. have adopted 100 percent smoke-free campus policies, according to the lobbying organization Americans for Non-Smokers Rights. Of those, 925 are tobacco-free, and 167 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes. ...

Pelham issues one-year moratorium on new payday loan, pawn ...
al.com - June 16, 2014

Declaring them "detrimental" to development, the Pelham City Council tonight issued a one-year moratorium on payday and title loan businesses, check-cashing establishments, pawn shops and certain other business types. The council's resolution specifically lists "payday loan, car title loan, check cashing, gold and silver brokers, tattoo parlor, pawn shop, vape shop, tobacco shop and used automobile sales businesses."

Support ban on e-cigarettes
Forsyth County News Online - June 15, 2014

I support such an ordinance as do other concerned parents whose children would be exposed to e-cigs and learn to regard it as acceptable behavior. The media ...

Electronic cigarette use prohibited on county property
News-Democrat & Leader - June 16, 2014

Apparently the use of an electronic cigarette falls under the no smoking policy on county property the fiscal court passed recently An electronic cigarette (e-cig or e-cigarette), personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic ... vegetable glycerin, nicotine, and flavorings, while others release a flavored vapor ... Some evidence suggests e-cigarettes may be safer than smoking tobacco ...

Ohio City Becomes First In State To Ban E-Cigarettes
Watchdog Wire - June 16, 2014

Smoking paternalism has reached a new level in Ohio, with Oberlin becoming the first city in the state to include electronic cigarettes in its ban on smoking in public areas after the city council there voted to change its smoking ordinance last week.

Scientists ask UN health group for strict rules on e-cigarettes
Thomson Reuters Foundation (blog) - June 16, 2014

NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) - A group of 129 physicians, epidemiologists and others from 31 countries sent an open letter to the World Health Organization on Monday urging the United Nations agency to hold firm in what seems to be its intention to impose strict regulations on electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigs Are Already Falling out of Favor With Consumers
Motley Fool - June 16, 2014

Nevertheless, as with many new technologies the initial buzz that surrounded e-cigs has begun to die. Unfortunately, sales are coming under pressure as a ...

E-cigarettes far less harmful than cigarettes, says Lancet researcher
Medical Xpress - June 16, 2014

A London School of Economics researcher examining the public and private dangers of drugs argues against demonizing e-cigarettes in a presentation being given at a conference of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He also calls on public officials to recognize that alcohol causes greater harm than other recreational drugs and more public attention should be paid to controlling its harmful effects. Lawrence D. Phillips, an emeritus professor at the London School of Economics, will present his research group's findings about the relative risks of different drugs at Advances in Decision Analysis, a conference sponsored by the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society (DAS). The conference takes place June 16-18 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Possible e-cigarette benefits debated
Charleston Daily Mail - June 16, 2014

The rising popularity of electronic cigarettes in adults and teenagers has health officials concerned and calling for more stringent regulation. The U.S. Senate ...

Strong rhetoric on both sides of e-cigarettes debate but little evidence
The Guardian - June 16, 2014

E-cigarettes are either going to save millions of lives by helping people to quit smoking or they are going to destroy millions of lives by luring children and young people into the habit. It is very hard for the onlooker to know what to believe, when the rhetoric is flying in both directions from very eminent people who all have a passionate commitment to public health.

Nicotine Not As Safe As Once Thought [AUDIO]
WVTF - June 16, 2014

The recent trend toward e-cigarettes as a way to avoid the dangers of smoking may not be as safe as previously thought. Scientists at Virginia Tech now say nicotine; even in non-smoke-able forms can, cause cancer.