Electronic Cigarettes

Sign reading no smoking  including e-cigarettes

Electronic Cigarettes are NOT a safe alternative!

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

Read our fact sheet on e-cigarette aerosol.

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


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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science on Secondhand Vapor

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

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

smokefree sign that includes e-cigarettes

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

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

No smoking sign from Chicago that includes electronic cigarettes

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

airplane safety card warning not to use e-cigarettes

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

False Claims and Misleading Advertising

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

smokefree sign at stadium includes e-cigarettes

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

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

E-Cigarette Regulation

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

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

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

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

In Summary

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

Tobacco giants fund e-cigarettes LEAST likely to make you quit
The Mirror (uk) - April 27, 2015

Tobacco giants are funding the types of e-cigarettes that are LEAST likely to make you quit, according to a new study. The study looked at 587 people using e-cigarettes and compared those who used "cigalikes" versus those who used "tank" models.

E-Cigarettes Are Not Tobacco Products
Reason (blog) - April 27, 2015

Rather than admit they were wrong to claim that e-cigarettes are a "gateway" to the conventional kind, opponents of vaping have escalated their prevarications ...

Push to regulate e-cigarettes
Rapid News Network - April 27, 2015

E-cigarette manufacturers should be banned from making and advertising ... says regulations that apply to tobacco products should apply to e-cigarettes as well.

Jacob Sullum on the CDC's Irrational Hatred of E-Cigarettes
Reason (blog) - April 27, 2015

For years anti-smoking activists and public health officials have tried to justify their antipathy toward electronic cigarettes by arguing that vaping leads to ...

AG's proposals for restrictions on e-cigarettes draw criticism
Sentinel & Enterprise - April 27, 2015

BOSTON -- Proposed restrictions on free samples of e-cigarettes for adults would ... like pharmacies, packaging and marketing restrictions, minimum sale prices ...

Portland to vote on new e-cigarette rules
WCSH-TV - April 27, 2015

Many other cities have chosen to eliminate them and the reason why is because of the unknown health risks, electronic cigarettes are in a category too new to ...

Hawaii Set to Become First State to Raise Smoking Age to 21
TIME - April 27, 2015

Hawaii is set to become the first state to pass a law banning the sale, use and possession of cigarettes and e-cigarettes to people under the age of 21.

Ketchikan lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco, e-cigarette excise tax
TimesDaily.com - April 27, 2015

Ketchikan local government officials are pushing for an island-wide tobacco tax which would include e-cigarettes. The Ketchikan Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1bKtkoS) that the Cooperative Relations Committee, a joint group of the Ketchikan City Council and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, unanimously voted Friday to work toward and excise tax on all cigarettes and tobacco products.

High Voltage Vapes open
Peninsula Clarion - April 27, 2015

Theres a new high voltage store in the former Kenai Electric location in Kenai. Its called High Voltage Vapes. Vaping has become a popular way to kick tobacco use addiction according to owners Jamie and Stephanie Chilton, Vaping is a safer alternative to traditional cigarette smoking, chew or other use of tobacco products. An atomizer heats the liquid, turning it into a vapor that can be inhaled, simulating a cigarette and creating a vapor cloud that resembles cigarette smoke, but there is no tar or smoke, explained Jamie.

State should butt out of the war against tobacco
OCRegister - April 27, 2015

Or, as these pages have covered at length, an antiscience crusade against vaping and e-cigarettes launched in coordination by the California Department of ...

E-Cigarette Bill Hearing Today
Kitsap Sun - April 27, 2015

A proposal to regulate "vaping" the same way California regulates smoking tobacco gets ... Forty-five states -- including California -- have banned the sale of ...

Editorial: E-cigarette liquids: Bill on child-resistant packaging good idea
Winston-Salem Journal - April 26, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, bipartisanship does exist in our legislature. And its come out in a few beneficial ways this session, including in a bill that would mandate child-resistant packaging and warning labels on liquids used with electronic-cigarette vaporizers. With little fanfare, the Senate passed the bill Wednesday. The House should follow suit, and Gov. Pat McCrory should sign it into law.

Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015
About - News & Issues - April 26, 2015

Unfortunately, we still don't know a lot about e-cigarettes, such as: will the rise in e-cigarette use lead to a rise in child nicotine poisonings? instead of helping people stop smoking cigarettes, will e-cigarettes get even more kids addicted to nicotine?

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants ban on flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to kids
New York Daily News - April 26, 2015

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants the federal government to ban selling e-cigarettes in flavors like gummy bear and cotton candy to kids. The New York Democrat on ...

Will: Seeing past e-cigarettes' smokescreen
The Columbian - April 26, 2015

E-cigarettes, sometimes flavored to tempt the immature ("Unicorn Puke," "Stoned Smurf," "German Chocolate Beefcake") might be "gateway drugs," leading to tobacco cigarettes. Currently, however, e-cigarettes often are substitutes for them. So, prepare for regulations combining high-mindedness and low cunning.

More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds
Philly.com - April 26, 2015

American teens' use of electronic cigarettes is growing, especially among those who also smoke tobacco ... The study was to be presented Sunday at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego. Findings presented at meetings are generally considered preliminary until they've been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

E-Cigarettes Are Healthier Than Smoking Tobacco, But Are They The Future?
The Inquisitr - April 26, 2015

Since their inception around 10 years ago, a major element in the marketing of electronic cigarettes is that they are safer and healthier than traditional tobacco ...

Dentist's Chair: E-cigarettes not necessarily safe
Reading Eagle - April 26, 2015

Dear Dr. Reitz: My 16-year-old son informed me that the new fad among his friends is to smoke electronic cigarettes. He said these were developed to help ...

Prior Lake City Council to Vote on E-Cig, Hookah Lounge Ordinance
KSTP.com - April 26, 2015

The fact that e-cigarettes and hookah lounges are currently unregulated in Prior Lake could change. The council is scheduled to vote Monday on changing its ordinance to ban tobacco lounges, but continue to allow tobacco sampling in stores.

Council to Consider Code Changes for Massage Parlors, eCigs, Solicitors
SCVNEWS.com - April 25, 2015

The Santa Clarita City Council, when it meets Tuesday, will consider changing its Municipal Code in three areas, as proposed by city staff and reviewed by a City Council subcommittee of Members Bob Kellar and TimBen Boydston. The changes, if approved, will regulate the hours of operation of massage parlors; treat e-cigarettes the same as tobacco products for purposes of regulation; and restrict aggressive solicitation (sales people), as per the staff report below.

In every way, teen vaping is a disturbing trend
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - April 25, 2015

Meanwhile, cigarette smoking over that same period has fallen from 15.8 percent to ... including tobacco, menthol, fruits, desserts, coffees, beverages and cigars. ... young people could eventually add regular cigarettes to their repertoire, real ...

Outman making second attempt to keep e-cigarettes away from kids
Greenville Daily News - April 25, 2015

These are all questions Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, took into consideration when he attempted to pass legislation last year that would have banned the sale of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to minors in Michigan.

Portland considers snuffing e-cigarettes in public spaces
Press Herald - April 25, 2015

Nationally, three states and 274 municipalities regulate e-cigarettes like cigarettes, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights' Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group. Maine law currently prohibits the sale and possession of e-cigarettes by minors under the age of 18. While state law doesnt currently restrict where e-cigarettes may be used, the Legislature is considering a bill that would regulate e-cigarettes like traditional cigarettes.

New law bans smoking in closed public spaces, nicotine in e ...
The Portugal News - April 25, 2015

Portugal's government has approved amendments to the law on tobacco that foresee the prohibition of electronic cigarettes containing nicotine and of smoking in all closed public spaces, according to a statement released after the weekly cabinet meeting. The bill in question transposes two European Union directives.

Hawaii Governor to Ban Electronic Cigarettes
Clapway - April 25, 2015

Governor David Ige has signed Act 19 (HB940) into law. The bill will ban electronic cigarettes anywhere regular cigarette smoking is banned. The bill states that it would confuse the public and create chaos in the workforce. Not having this ban would also cause a problem with the progress of an establishment being considered fully smoke free. The bill also states that electronic cigarette vapor can be just as harmful to the general public as tobacco cigarettes because children and pregnant women would still breathe in the aerosolized nicotine and other toxic substances that travel through the air.

E-cigarettes banned in Largo City buildings [VIDEO]
WTSP 10 News - April 25, 2015

State and federal regulators haven't touched this topic yet, but the City of Largo has: the city is breaking new ground and has banned cigarettes from city buildings. VISTA Truth, a Vaping Industry Supported Proactive Advocacy Non-Profit Corporation, president Kevin Skipper said, "In the state of Florida we oppose any and all city and country bans: they want to classify these as tobacco products, which the state hasn't done yet - cities should take a relaxed approach."

Kenai vape shop may face problems from smoking bill
Peninsula Clarion - April 24, 2015

Stephanie Chilton, who with her husband Jamie Chilton co-owns the Kenai e-cigarette store High Voltage Vapes, said that she supports most provisions of an Alaska Senate bill to prohibit smoking in public places. Senate Bill 1, which includes vaping under its definition of smoking, allows an exception for smoking in stores that, like High Voltage Vapes, derive at least 90 percent of (their) revenue from the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, tobacco... and other smoking or e-cigarette accessories.

Dr. Robert K. Jackler: E-cigarettes pose alarming risks for children
San Jose Mercury News - April 24, 2015

The Center for Disease Control reported this month that electronic cigarette ... the FDA banned flavors (other than menthol) from traditional cigarettes. ... action, the e-cigarette industry response has echoed the playbook of the tobacco industry.

In every way, teen vaping is a disturbing trend
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - April 25, 2015

Meanwhile, cigarette smoking over that same period has fallen from 15.8 percent to ... including tobacco, menthol, fruits, desserts, coffees, beverages and cigars. ... young people could eventually add regular cigarettes to their repertoire, real ...

Calling for a tobacco retail license ordinance
Reedley Exponent - April 25, 2015

There is a serious problem in Reedley concerning tobacco sales to minors. A 2013 study by the American Lung Assocuation revealed that 42.8 percent of ...

Council to Consider Code Changes for Massage Parlors, eCigs, Solicitors
SCVNEWS.com - April 25, 2015

The Santa Clarita City Council, when it meets Tuesday, will consider changing its Municipal Code in three areas, as proposed by city staff and reviewed by a City Council subcommittee of Members Bob Kellar and TimBen Boydston. The changes, if approved, will regulate the hours of operation of massage parlors; treat e-cigarettes the same as tobacco products for purposes of regulation; and restrict aggressive solicitation (sales people), as per the staff report below.

Chewing Tobacco Now Banned In San Francisco Giants Baseball ...
Tech Times - April 25, 2015

The home of the San Francisco Giants will soon be tobacco-free if Mayor Ed Lee signs an ordinance prohibiting the use of tobacco products in baseball events.

Selma enacts moratorium on smoke shops
Fresno Business Journal - April 24, 2015

The Selma City Council recently approved an ordinance calling for a moratorium on the establishment of any new smoke or vapor shops within city limits. The 10-month ban is meant to allow city officials time to research potential hazards and change the language of its existing laws monitoring the industry.

Students seek citywide smoking policy
Humboldt Beacon - April 24, 2015

There is currently no policy in Fortuna that regulates smoking near business ... Card said she and Luster did a lot of research about second hand smoke and in ...

Why Is the CDC Lying About E-Cigarettes?
Reason (blog) - April 24, 2015

Survey data released last week show that smoking continues to fall among teenagers as use of electronic cigarettes continues to rise. In my latest Forbes column, I explain why the CDC's spin on these two trends is grossly misleading:

Rodu: Tobacco Control Is Getting It Wrong
CSPnet.com - April 24, 2015

Anti-tobacco campaigns are getting it wrong, Dr. Brad Rodu, professor of medicine and holder of the endowed chair in tobacco harm reduction research at the University of Louisville, said during his presentation at the NATO Show in Las Vegas.

E-cig use triples in one year
The Reflector online - April 24, 2015

Dr. Robert McMillen, associate director of the Tobacco Control Unit in the Social ... of cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco. ... cigarettes from using flavors, due to attractiveness of flavor, to only menthol ...

Laws tighten as liquid 'vaping' and e-cigs become more popular
KCSG - April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON CITY, UTAH - Video It's becoming more popular, especially among younger generations. Vaping e-liquid or smoking e-cigarettes was ...

Ethics Committee Votes To Hire Lawyer For Sheriff Arnold Investigation
Wgnsradio - April 24, 2015

At Thursday (4/23/2015) night's meeting of the Rutherford County Ethics Committee, its five members voted unanimously to seek approval to hire an attorney to advise them on actions to take in the Sheriff Robert Arnold' JailCigs investigation.

Letter: Leave e-cigarette use up to the individual
Buffalo News - April 24, 2015

Does the government have the right to decide what an adult can do with his body? Historically, the answer was no. In recent years, the answer has been yes. Both federal and state governments have enacted regulations over a multitude of substances, ranging from alcohol and tobacco to marijuana. Recently, electronic cigarettes, or personal nicotine vaporizers, were developed in China. Their growth in popularity has become exponential since 2012. Vaping is used by many as an aid to quit smoking, and by some as an alternative to starting in the first place.

County Board OKs updated tobacco policy
Woodbury Bulletin - April 24, 2015

Vaping in Washington County buildings is officially a thing of the past. The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a revised county tobacco use policy during the April 14 meeting. In conformance with Minnesota's Clean Indoor Air Act, the policy now prohibits use of electronic cigarettes in all of the county's facilities. The policy also prohibits ...

Differing views on proposed e-cigarette rules
Worcester Business Journal - April 24, 2015

Proposed restrictions on free samples of e-cigarettes for adults would harm retailers' ability help smokers quit, "vaping" advocates argued Thursday to the attorney general's office. Numerous e-cigarette specialty shop owners, supporters and anti-tobacco activists filled a hearing room to sound off on Attorney General Maura Healey's proposal to increase regulations on smoking alternatives.

GSB and ISU Police Department enforce smoking policies on campus
Iowa State Daily - April 24, 2015

The Government of the Student Body and ISU Police are working to further enforce the no-smoking policy on campus. Electronic cigarettes are beginning to raise questions with students and faculty on campus. The ISU community wonders what exactly they are, and if they are allowed on campus. Currently, E-cigarettes are not banned on campus.

Bill banning indoor vaping will not be called for vote
The State Journal-Register - April 24, 2015

A bill restricting the use of electronic cigarettes in some indoor places will not be called for a vote after the sponsor decided to wait for regulation guidelines from the federal government. Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, sponsored House Bill 2404, which originally would have banned the use of electronic cigarettes, or "vaping," indoors. After receiving a multitude of calls to her office and working with shop owners and industry professionals, Willis said she decided to amend the bill to only include schools and public places in government facilities. Now, Willis said she is going to wait for the Food and Drug Administration to release its guidelines before moving forward on the legislation. Vaping products are not regulated at the federal level.

For statewide change, advocates are making their battles local
Los Angeles Times - April 24, 2015

Whether the subject is bags or soda taxes, some of the state's most compelling policy battles are occurring not in the Capitol but in city halls and county seats. Local governments are increasingly a staging ground for issues such as the regulation of electronic cigarettes, limits on payday lenders and fracking moratoriums.

Colleges in Illinois get ready for smoke-free ban [VIDEO]
OurQuadCities - April 23, 2015

The goal is to reduce second hand smoke, and promote a healthier lifestyle on campus. The state policy includes all tobacco products including e-cigarettes.

Clatsop County, Ore. Seeks Comment On Tobacco Ban in Parks
halfwheel.com - April 23, 2015

Clatsop County, Ore. is considering a complete ban on the use of tobacco and electronic cigarettes in its parks but not before residents are given a chance to ...

Kochs, Corps, and Monsanto Trade Group Have Bankrolled Group Attacking Dr. Oz
PR Watch - April 23, 2015

A group of ten doctors has called for NBC's Dr. Oz (Dr. Mehmet Oz) to be fired from Columbia University, where he is vice chairman of the surgery department. ACSH poses as an independent science-based organization devoted to outing "junk science," but consumer advocates have called it "a consumer front organization for its business backers" that "glove[s] the hand that feeds it." It now advocates that "electronic cigarettes should be made as accessible as cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes should be sold widely and lightly regulated.

Doctors Say FDA Should Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes
Physicians News Digest - April 23, 2015

Crowley added that calling for a ban on TV ads for e-cigarettes follows ACP's continuing policy supporting bans on all tobacco advertising. The organization also ...

Hawaii's new smoking bill heads to the House for a full vote
KHON2 - April 23, 2015

FILE: A person poses with an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, Wednesday June 12 ... Capitol would require people to be 21 to buy cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

KESSLER / MYERS: It's Time to Regulate E-Cigarettes
New York Times - April 23, 2015

Our kids should not be guinea pigs in a rules-free experiment run by the e-cigarette industry. In promoting their products, e-cigarette makers have been way ahead of regulators. It's time for the F.D.A. and the Obama administration to catch up.

Vaping on the Rise
The Independent - April 23, 2015

The website Still Blowing Smoke, part of this year's $7 million anti-vaping ... for adults as well as kids in enclosed public places where tobacco use is banned.

Nevada City Council approves smoking ordinance changes, water ...
The Union of Grass Valley (Subscription) - April 23, 2015

In 2010, Nevada City passed an ordinance banning smoking in the downtown ... a ban on the use of electronic cigarette products in the city's no-smoking areas.

Bill to limit teen vaping unanimously passes Assembly committee
News10.net - April 23, 2015

SACRAMENTO - A bill to ban teens under 18 years from buying vaping ... But, the devices even without nicotine, can also be used for smoking other substances ...

Portland's war on vapor
Bangor Daily News - April 23, 2015

In a column two years ago ("Portland's smoking ban is not crazy enough"), ... The fact the existing bans also apply to chewing tobacco reveals their actual, ...

Do you support a tax increase on e-cigarettes?
Minnesota Public Radio News - April 23, 2015

Buried in the bill is a provision that would change the way e-cigarettes are taxed. Right now, disposable e-cigarettes or vapor used in reusable e-cigarettes is ...

EDITORIAL: Alarming rise in the use of e-cigarettes should prompt regulation by the FDA
Buffalo News - April 23, 2015

FDA's proposed sweeping rules that would, for the first time, extend its regulatory authority to electronic cigarettes have remained stuck in the rule-making process. Recent numbers on the skyrocketing use among young people should force the issue. ...

North Hempstead bans use of e-cigarettes in town parks
Newsday - April 23, 2015

North Hempstead has banned the use of e-cigarettes in the town's 47 parks, except for certain sections where smoking is allowed. Above ... The Town of North Hempstead board has approved a ban of electronic cigarettes in town parks.

Rules on child-resistant packaging for e-cigarette liquids advance
Winston-Salem Journal - April 23, 2015

Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also is spiking.

Clark County looks to ban electronic cigarettes indoors
KTVZ - April 23, 2015

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - People who use electronic cigarettes could face more regulation as the Clark County Board of Health moves forward with an ..

Revisiting rules of the game
Denton Record Chronicle - April 22, 2015

Heavy public participation in debates about a smoking ordinance and hydraulic fracturing have created exceptionally long meetings. Denton residents have also ...

Denton Bans Indoor Smoking and Vaping
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - April 22, 2015

The original smoking ban passed in late 2012 and enacted in early 2013 required all Denton restaurants and most other businesses to go smoke free. The city ...

E-cigs company buys garment bags for Rutherford County Jail
WSMV Nashville - April 22, 2015

Jails need all kinds of supplies people wouldn't normally think of, including garment bags, where inmates' belongings can be locked up while they're ...

GLANTZ: Two more studies -- one from US and one from UK -- show e-cigarette users are less likely to quit smoking
Research and Education (UCSF) - April 22, 2015

This brings the number of population-based studies to 13, 11 of which found reductions in quitting among e-cigarette users. Putting them together in a meta-analysis (figure) yields a statistically significant pooled OR of 0.707 (CI 0.538 to 0.928), mea

Vaping: it's like smoking, only more manly
Telegraph.co.uk - April 23, 2015

So while there's plenty about vaping to baffle non-smokers (primarily: why is ... An NUS Women's Conference recently called for a ban on cross-dressing 'as a mode of fancy dress'. ... School rugby is brutal, but banning it would be ridiculous.

Why American Prisons Are Pushing E-Cigarettes On Inmates
International Business Times - April 23, 2015

Seven states now permit the sale of e-cigarettes in jails, and, as one recent report noted, e-cigs "have quickly become one of the most sought-after items in jail ...

Is Vape Taking Shape?
CSPnet.com - April 22, 2015

"Youth access is a problem," Maurici said Wednesday at the NATO Show. "Kids should not smoke. Kids should not use these products." He looked to the ...

The E-cigarette: An alternative to tobacco?
Deutsche Welle - April 21, 2015

Another question is whether it's helpful to substitute e-cigarettes for tobacco ... Dr. Loddenkemper: We view the e-cigarette industry and its advertising as very ...

Take a Deep Breath if You Want to Try Competitive Vaping
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition - April 22, 2015

Using e-cigarettes, contestants vie to create biggest 'clouds'; sponsors, cash prizes Contests called 'cloud competitions' are being held across the U.S., where vapers try to blow the biggest cloud.

LETTER: Health and E-Cigarettes
New York Times - April 22, 2015

E-cigarettes, while not completely harmless, pose a substantially lower risk to health than cigarettes, which kill about six million people a year. Any product that has the potential to help reduce this enormous health burden, and possibly eradicate ciga

GEORGE F. WILL: When bootleggers and Baptists converge
Southernminn.com - April 22, 2015

E-cigarettes, sometimes flavored to tempt the immature ("Unicorn Puke," "Stoned Smurf," "German Chocolate Beefcake") might be "gateway drugs," leading to ...

E-cigarettes not 'safe substitute' for young smokers: New Study
Daily News & Analysis - April 22, 2015

Dean E Schraufnagel, MD at University of Illinois at Chicago, provides a detailed look at the composition and varieties of electronic cigarettes and what makes ...

What Others Say: FDA should regulate e-cigarettes (Pittsburgh Post ...
Online Athens - April 22, 2015

But that positive news was offset by the tripling of teens who said they use electronic cigarettes - a smokeless, tobacco-less alternative that contains nicotine, ...

E-cigarettes Put the Environment at Risk
Huffington Post - April 22, 2015

a quarter-million youth who have never smoked used e-cigarettes in 2013? For some, the answer seems to be that it proves the value of e-cigarettes. The reason ...

Electronic cigarettes pose particular risks to the developing brains ...
News-Medical.net - April 22, 2015

Although heavily promoted as a safer cigarette and an aid to quit smoking, electronic cigarettes and the nicotine they deliver pose particular risks to the ...cc

Sales of E-Cigarette Devices Up Last Month
NACS Online - April 22, 2015

Barrington, Ill. - A new study out this week shows that sales products related to e-cigarettes were up last month in the convenience channel. The latest Balvor ...

The new surgeon general's 4 rules for health
Vox - April 22, 2015

"Too often, doctors and nurses don't speak out when it's needed the most - when there are controversies around issues, whether it be vaccines or e-cigarettes ...

UPDATED: Runcorn man warns of dangers after his e-cigarette ...
Runcorn and Widnes World - April 22, 2015

A MAN is warning people after an e-cigarette charger exploded and set fire to his Runcorn flat. The blaze destroyed the kitchen of Steven Stringer's home in ...

Government mulls stricter e-cigarette regulations
The Korea Herald - April 22, 2015

The government is pushing for stricter legal restrictions on the sale of electronic cigarettes, which is officially classified as a cigarette product, the Finance ...

Board bans e-cigs from county buildings
Chippewa Herald - April 22, 2015

At its April meeting, the Dunn County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to add e-cigarettes to the county's ban on smoking in public buildings and ...

Electronic cigarettes subject to tobacco cigarette rules in Florence
Iron Mountain Daily News - April 22, 2015

FLORENCE, Wis. - The use of electronic cigarettes and tobacco vapor devices is subject to the same restrictions as cigarette smoking in Florence County as of ...

The Electric Smokescreen
The LumberJack - April 22, 2015

He asks the girl several seats away if she is okay with him smoking his electronic ... The entire University of California system banned all forms of smoking in ...

Heartland board OKs purchasing 1 acre near campus
Bloomington Pantagraph - April 22, 2015

It also applied its policy more broadly to include all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

Despite ban, some students vape on campus
The Courier - April 22, 2015

There's a new trend flaring up at the College of DuPage. Vaping, the inhaling and exhaling of smoke from an electronic cigarette, has become a staple in the ...

Pine Island council puts restrictions on e-cigarettes
Post-Bulletin - April 22, 2015

PINE ISLAND - The Pine Island City Council amended its tobacco ordinances to include e-cigarettes, e-juice - the liquid inhaled through e-cigarettes - and ...

EDITORIAL: Vaping in boys' room? Could be a real issue
Sanford Herald (registration) - April 22, 2015

(Campuses of Lee County Schools are tobacco-free; cigarettes and e-cigs are both prohibited.) In North Carolina, the law treats e-cigs like cigarettes in that ...

Stores busted for selling e-cigs to minors
Bismarck Tribune - April 22, 2015

Employees at three Bismarck businesses sold e-cigarettes to minors during a tobacco compliance check by the Bismarck Police Department. A "buy team" ..

Oberlin College to go cigarette free in July 2016
Chronicle-Telegram - April 22, 2015

There is a policy in place that prohibits people from smoking tobacco within 30 ... The ban, scheduled to start in July 2016, will extend to faculty, staff, students ...

JailCigs co-owner bought prison bags for inmates without county ...
Murfreesboro Post - April 22, 2015

MURFREESBORO - Sheriff Robert Arnold's uncle, the co-owner of an e-cigarette company selling smokes to county inmates, bought nearly $8,000 worth of ...

Denton bars have to clear the air
Denton Record Chronicle - April 22, 2015

The ban also extends to all bars, with some getting until the end of 2017 to comply. ... to use e-cigarettes or similar devices any place that smoking is banned.

Take a Deep Breath if You Want to Try Competitive Vaping
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition - April 22, 2015

Using e-cigarettes, contestants vie to create biggest 'clouds'; sponsors, cash prizes Contests called 'cloud competitions' are being held across the U.S., where vapers try to blow the biggest cloud.

Clark County Board of Health hears vaping testimony
The Columbian - April 22, 2015

At issue is a proposed ordinance that would ban the use of the devices in places where smoking tobacco is currently banned. Some of the speakers support the ...


Local Tobacco Prevention Leaders React To New Study On Teens ...
KBND - April 21, 2015

Deschutes County Commissioners are looking at possibly banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, but they are trying to reach consensus with nearby cities ...

NC council to visit water plan, smoking ordinance
The Union of Grass Valley - April 21, 2015

In 2010, Nevada City passed an ordinance banning smoking in the city's ... a ban on the use of electronic cigarette products in the city's no-smoking areas.

Teens tackle top issues of concern
Gadsden Times - April 21, 2015

An issue that sparked a good bit of discussion was an ordinance proposed by ... Other ordinances considered establishing a teen center on weekends, the city ... smoking ordinance to allow e-cigarettes within 20 feet of business entrances.

Researcher breaks down E-cig ingredients
KGMB 9 (Honolulu, HI) - April 21, 2015

University of Hawaii Cancer Center researcher Pallav Pokhrel said two ingredients manufacturers mix in E-cigarette liquids are of particular concern. "They usually like to mix propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin." he said….

Electronic cigarette stores pressured by Fort Collins smoking ...
Rocky Mountain Collegian - April 21, 2015

With the prohibition of electronic smoking device use inside of vape stores, ... Both Chalcraft and Stringer said a ventilation system would be expensive to install.

Vape shop owners, customers fight indoor ban on e-cigs
USA TODAY - April 21, 2015

It would also allow smoking inside specialty cigar stores. ... At least 41 other states also restrict minors' purchase of e-cigs, most not allowing those younger than ...

Fight Over Proposed Indoor Ban on E-Cigarettes
Delmarva Public Radio - April 21, 2015

In Delaware electronic cigarettes may be the new thing but owners and operators of stores and lounges that allow them say an indoor ban would destroy them.

CDC: E-Cig Use By Florida Teens Has Doubled
CBS Local - April 21, 2015

Tobacco Free Florida says they are alarmed by the rapid increase in e-cigarette use among teens. They view e-cigarettes as a gateway to nicotine addiction ...

Attempts to Crack Down on Smoking Still Alive in Legislature
Honolulu Civil Beat - April 21, 2015

A bill that would ban people from smoking e-cigarettes wherever smoking is ... in e-cigarettes by banning them where traditional cigarettes are prohibited, like ... Allowing people to smoke e-cigarettes where smoking is banned confuses the ...

Teens' e-cigs use must be clipped, and aggressively
Jacksonville Journal-Courier - April 21, 2015

Barring some even marginal health connection, an outright ban on public use ... chemicals and carcinogens in standard smoke - is reversed among teens.

Prall: Regulate e-cigs for teens, not college students
UI The Daily Iowan - April 21, 2015

New research has been released on e-cigarettes, on the heels of the UI decision to ban these devices on campus as "tobacco products." The Centers for ...

Portland City Council moves to de-vaporize public places
The Forecaster - April 21, 2015

But for customers who may have been smoking for years, Kreis sees tangible ... Prohibiting public use would also ban e-cigs from use at outdoor cafes, even ...

Norwood Planning Board aims to update medical marijuana bylaw
Wicked Local Norwood - April 21, 2015

"We had two medical marijuana districts, we have an electric cigarette store and ... can the zoning bylaw be so limited that potential applicants have no options.

Realistic-looking E-cigarettes less likely to help smokers quit, study claims
The Independent (uk) - April 21, 2015

In a year-long survey, researchers found that, overall, e-cigarette users were no more likely to quit smoking than non-users. However, nearly a third of smokers who used "tank"-style e-cigarettes every day quit smoking, compared with only 11 per cent of

E-cigarette users trying to quit smoking should vape every day, studies suggest
The Guardian (uk) - April 21, 2015

Two new research papers suggest e-cigarettes may help smokers trying to kick the habit, but only if they are used every day, instead of infrequently. It may also be more beneficial to use the versions with refillable "tanks", which could deliver a highe

Tank e-cig users better at quitting
Aberdeen Evening Express (This is Aberdeen) (uk) - April 21, 2015

Scientists at King's College London found that, at the one-year follow-up, more than a quarter of daily tank users (28%) had quit smoking compared with 11% of daily cigalike users - less than the 13% who quit and who did not use an e-cigarette at all.

It's Time to Wake Up About Teens Using E-cigarettes
Boston.com - April 21, 2015

But if a teen starts using e-cigarettes instead of smoking, well, that's a different ... We need federal regulation of them, and universal bans on their sale to minors.

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015 Electronic cigarettes are not a 'safe ...
EurekAlert (press release) - April 21, 2015

New Rochelle, NY, April 21, 2015--Although heavily promoted as a safer cigarette and an aid to quit smoking, electronic cigarettes and the nicotine they deliver ...

Want to quit smoking? Switching to e-cigarettes won't help
Techly - April 21, 2015

The study of 1,473 English smokers found those who didn't use e-cigarettes were more likely to stop smoking after 12 months: 13.9% of non-vapers successfully ...

ACP: Regulate E-Cigarettes, Ban Flavorings
MedPage Today - April 21, 2015

The paper addressed the topic of ENDS as a potential smoking cessation aid by ... and extending smoking bans to include the use of ENDS products in public ...

Legislation Advances to Tighten E-Cigarette Rules
TWC News - April 21, 2015

RALEIGH-State lawmakers have advanced a bill that is aimed at keeping kids safer as e-cigarettes continue to gain popularity. There currently is no law ...

E-liquid packaging would address child safety in NC bill
Burlington Times News - April 21, 2015

RALEIGH — Some North Carolina lawmakers want containers of nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes to have child-resistant packaging before it can be sold in the state. ...

Residents seek ouster suit against Sheriff Arnold
The Daily News Journal - April 21, 2015

The action is in response to reports that JailCigs, partially owned by Arnold's relatives and a chief deputy, had the contract to sell electric cigarettes to inmates at ...

Allow local governments to regulate e-cigarettes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog) - April 21, 2015

Stephen Nass (R-Whitewater) - bans e-cigarettes from day care centers and schools and allows local governments to ban them from government buildings as well, ... why interfere at all with local government authority to regulate e-smoking?

E-cig increase in schools leading to bigger problems
KFDA - April 20, 2015

Amarillo, TX - Area high school liaison officers said they are sometimes confiscating more than a dozen electronic cigarettes a week on school campuses.

EPS meeting: Carver losing class space at Greenbrier
Enid News & Eagle - April 20, 2015

EPS administrators also are working to revise the district tobacco-free policy to include vapor cigarettes, Rader said. Current policy dictates no smoking on ...

E-cigarette ban proposed for North Hempstead town parks
Newsday - April 20, 2015

In this file photo, an electronic cigarette is demonstrated. North Hempstead is proposing banning the devices from its public parks.

Residents skeptical of effectiveness of cigarette ban
Portales News-Tribune - April 20, 2015

Portales High School sophomore Trenton Small has little faith in the effectiveness of a recently passed electronic cigarette bill banning the sale of electronic ...

Vape shop owners, customers fight indoor ban on e-cigs [VIDEO]
The News Journal - April 20, 2015

Owners and operators of Delaware's brick and mortar e-cigarette outlets and vaping lounges say business will be busted by legislation banning use of the devices indoors. The Delaware legislation is being introduced by state Rep. Debra Heffernan, D-Bellefonte. It cleared the House Health Committee earlier this month and adds e-cigarette devices to Delaware's Clean Indoor Air Act. That makes it so e-cigarettes could not be used in restaurants, movie theaters and other businesses, including shops like Stock's. There is some hope for shops owners. The prospects of an amendment excluding vape shops and lounges from the legislation are good. Two amendments have already been placed with the legislation. One, sponsored by Rep. Paul Baumbach, D-Newark, would give shops two years to comply with the law. Another amendment, proposed by Rep. Ruth Briggs King, R-Georgetown, would exempt the shops entirely. It would also allow smoking inside of specialty cigar stores.

Week ahead: Clock ticking for FDA on e-cigarettes
The Hill - April 20, 2015

Friday will mark one year since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed regulating electronic cigarettes, but public health advocates say theyre still waiting. Under the proposed rule, the FDA would prohibit e-cigarettes from being sold to children under the age of 18. But the proposal does not specifically address ...

Vaping Health Warning: Scientists Admonish That E-cigarettes Could Be More Dangerous Than We Think
Empire State Tribune - April 20, 2015

Researchers warned that the level of chemicals used for flavored e-cigarettes could have been harmful and lead to respiratory problems. Speaking in the journal Tobacco Control, which promulgated the report, researchers admitted their sample plays a fraction of the e-cigarette products on the market, but added: The results obtained are likely to be the same to what a broad survey would have exposed, and in any instance, propose that very high levels of some flavor chemicals are undoubtedly present in a great number of the thousands of products currently available.

Another View: Regulate e-cigarettes but don't ban them
The Daily Telegram - April 20, 2015

Minors' use of combustible cigarettes is way down, but their e-cigarette use is way up. ... try to limit products clearly aimed at teens, yet not ban e-cigarettes that help smokers quit tobacco. ... Firm restrictions on sales to minors are also needed.

The combustible case for e-cigarettes
Reuters Blogs (blog) - April 20, 2015

The principal reason for this disconnect is the rise of e-cigarettes, the use of which increased by nearly an order of magnitude, from 1.5 percent in 2011 to 13.4 ...

Regulation of sale, use of e-cigarettes pushed in House
Philippine Star - April 20, 2015

E-cigarettes are promoted to be healthy alternative for cigarette. Recent studies show, however, they are not necessarily safe alternatives to cigarette smoking…

House passes nearly 150 measures on final crossover
Hawaii 24/7 (press release) - April 20, 2015

SB1032, SD2, HD2, relating to tobacco products. Expands the definition of tobacco products to include tobacco-free products containing nicotine that are intended for human consumption. Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers of cigarettes or tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. ...

E-cigarette legislation could cost business owners [VIDEO]
wlfi.com - April 20, 2015

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) The use of e-cigarettes or vaping is growing rapidly in the United States, so fast that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said current use has surpassed the use of every other tobacco product overall including cigarettes. However, the increase in use includes a younger demographic. ...

Teens flocking to e-cigs
The Register-Guard - April 20, 2015

The new numbers, along with the mounting evidence that e-cigarettes are not the benign alternative to traditional smoking that the industry and its supporters contend, underscore the need for the Oregon Legislature to approve House Bill 2546. The legislation would keep electronic cigarettes away from minors, bringing Oregon in line with 41 other states. It would also bring e-cigarettes under the Oregon Clean Air Act, which already applies to conventional cigarettes, and the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices would be banned indoors, including in bars and workplaces. ...

Clark Co. Board of Health eyes e-cig ban in some public places
KATU - April 20, 2015

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Its an interesting debate playing out in Clark County and across the country, with both sides arguing the same thing: a lack of research surrounding electronic cigarettes. Wednesday, the Clark County Board of Health will look at outlawing e-cigarettes in public places where tobacco products are already banned. ...

The Ohio House GOP's budget bow to Big Oil, Big Gas and Big Tobacco: Thomas Suddes
Cleveland Plain Dealer - April 19, 2015

One thing is this: The oil and gas lobby has nothing to fear from the House GOP caucus. The other thing is this: Neither does the tobacco lobby. True, consumers pay tobacco taxes, first in dollars, then in health. Higher Ohio tobacco taxes might cut Ohio smoking, or reduce stops at Ohio convenience stores, however. Heaven forbid, though, that Ohio should crimp the free enterprise system: After all, Altria (Marlboro; MarkTen e-cigarettes) produced only "total shareholder return of 34.5 percent" last year, while Reynolds American (Camel; VUSE e-cigarettes) reported total shareholder return "just under 35 percent for 2014." Take a bow, Ohio House Republicans.

DUIs, e-cigarettes, speed limits and human trafficking
Flathead Publishing Group - April 19, 2015

A bill prohibiting minors from buying electronic cigarettes passed the House by 72-28 on April 16. Senate Bill 66 passed the Senate by 40-8 on March 6. Sponsored by Sen. Diane Sands, D-Missoula, SB 66 bans the sale of e-cigarettes to people under 18, aligning the rule with laws for tobacco products. It also defines e-cigarettes as vapor products and alternative nicotine products instead grouping them with cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, and it requires businesses to buy a license to sell them.

Researchers begin to catch up on e-cigarettes
Crow River Media - April 19, 2015

The McLeod County Board decided to treat e-cigarettes like cigarettes in a split vote this past November, but all the discussions included frustrations about the lack of research on the smoking substitute. Since then, published studies have filled some of the gaps in knowledge. A main selling point of e-cigarettes is that they use water vapor, not smoke, to ... the counter, and are subject to the same ban on smoking inside public buildings, ...

Morgan State University Goes Smoke-Free [VIDEO]
CBS Local - April 19, 2015

One Maryland university is stamping out smoking on its campus. Morgan State University says its new policy covers all tobacco productseven for visitors. The university already has a policy that stamps out smoking inside buildings. Now its extending that smoke-free rule to every inch of its campus. The ban isnt just for cigarettes. E-cigarettes, hookahs and pipes are out, too.

Tom Yamachika: Smoking Out a Frankenbill
Honolulu Civil Beat - April 19, 2015

Recently I was on KHPRs radio show Town Square with host Beth-Ann Kozlovich, Janet Mason from the League of Women Voters, and Jessica Yamauchi of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii. The subject of the show was House Bill 145. ... The House Finance Committee sent this version over to the Senate. The Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection gutted that version, turning it into a bill that broadened the definition of tobacco products in the tobacco tax to include vapor devices, sometimes known as e-cigarettes, and jacked up the tax from 70 percent to 80 percent of the wholesale price on other tobacco products, including snuff, chewing tobacco, and the e-cigarettes. Then the Committee on Ways and Means dredged up the original language of the bill and tacked it back on. The result was a Frankenbill made up of parts of different bills stitched together.

Flavored E-Cigarettes Maybe Dangerous to Your Health
Gazette Review - April 19, 2015

Researchers were looking at 30 different e-cigarette liquids, which is what is ... including cotton candy, bubble gum, tobacco, menthol, and various fruit flavors.

When Mitch Zeller speaks at the SFATA meeting he should suggest they stop misrepresenting the CDC TIPS campaign on e-cigs
Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education - April 19, 2015

Mitch Zeller will be a featured speaker at the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association meeting in May. While I suppose that he is doing this as part of the FDA's policy of "engaging stakeholders," he and the FDA should reconsider his participation, since SFATA is actively trying to undermine the CDC's Tips for Former Smokers campaign by posting this ad, which looks exacly like the Tips ads, except that it endorses e-cigarettes as a cessation device. (The Setfan in the ad is Stefan Didak, Northern California SFATA.) ...

Kansas GOP leader pushes deceitful budget packed with seven tax ...
Kansas City Star (blog) - April 19, 2015

Tax e-cigarettes. 2. Raise taxes on some owners of small businesses and farmers by fixing a flaw that Denning claims exist in the current tax-cut law.

Citizens group, county commissioner call for Arnold's resignation
Murfreesboro Post - April 18, 2015

mid investigations by the TBI and Comptroller's Office into Sheriff Robert Arnold's administration, a group of Rutherford County residents and a county commissioner are calling for his resignation or ouster. Murfreesboro residents Steve Lane, Joe Liggett and Jacob Bogle filed an ethics complaint last week with the Rutherford County Ethics Committee charging Arnold has a conflict of interest over connections to an e-cigarette company and other questionable financial dealings at the county jail.

E-cigarette bill at Governor's desk [VIDEO]
WANE - April 18, 2015

A bill to regulate the manufacturing at e-cigarette stores in the state could soon be signed into law. If passed, it would be the first state regulations for the liquids used in electronic cigarettes and the practice known as vaping.

Study: E-cigarettes may cause cancer-like cell growth
BU researchers preliminary finding
Boston Herald - April 18, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, widely seen as a safer alternative to tobacco, may actually cause cancer-like cell growth in users airways, according to a potentially bombshell preliminary study by a local researcher. The prevailing wisdom is that theyre less harmful than cigarettes, said Dr. Avrum Spira, professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. But there is definitely some evidence of damage to cells that have been exposed. The electronic cigarette contains liquids, and when they burn, they have other substances in the liquid that could be disease-causing. We really have no idea the potential health consequences yet, he added.

How to regulate e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
Washington Post - April 18, 2015

ARE ELECTRONIC cigarettes a public health problem or a public health tool? Theyre both, and the government must treat them that way. The latest news on e-cigarettes, electronic sticks that vaporize concentrated, nicotine-laced liquid, is that teen use of the devices is up way up.

No Wonder Teens Are Huffing Nicotine
Mother Jones - April 18, 2015

Kevin had a post on Thursday about the soaring numbers of kids who've tried e-cigs. On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially ...

One Of The Vaping Teens From That New York Times Article Was Actually Just A Hoax
UPROXX (press release) (blog) - April 18, 2015

So Danger brought us word about a New York Times report indicating that figures show teens love them some vaping. Picture roving bands of teens, vaping on their bikes, rolling through thick clouds of vapor as they search for their next big score. Its a hellscape that not even George Miller couldve conceived. At least it would be if part if it wasnt fake. Joe Stevonson, 18, a senior at a high school in Jackson, Miss., said he used e-cigarettes to quit smoking, after the habit started affecting his ability to play sports.

300% Spike in Teen E-Cigarette Use Piles Pressure on FDA
Highlight Press - April 18, 2015

The report represents a rather severe slap in the face for vaping advocates, for whom the primary argument in favor of electronic cigarettes has always been one ...

Vapour lounge has police board wondering if rules need tightening
Guelph Mercury - April 18, 2015

No tobacco is allowed, no drugs are sold and guests must be 18 years or older and ... Leanne Piper wondered if the city needs to form a new business licensing ...

City v Southampton: Ticket information
Manchester City FC - April 18, 2015

The Etihad Stadium and Etihad Campus are both smoke free zones, including the use of electronic cigarettes. Find out more here. Persistent Standing. To help ...

Tobacco sellers fee may rise
The Register-Guard - April 17, 2015

It would be the first time the city has upped its tobacco retail licensing fee ... Board of Commissioners approved a wide-ranging tobacco and electronic cigarette ... The county ordinance also bans the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and ...

Allowance of e-cigarettes on Metro trains, platforms upsets some passengers [VIDEO]
WJLA - April 17, 2015

Some Metro passengers who are complaining about riders using e-cigarettes on trains asked ABC7 to find out why the devices are allowed. Despite the No Smoking signs on trains, Metro passengers are still permitted to inhale e-cigarettes on board. Some passengers who say they have had to travel with the fumes dont like it.

E-cigarettes puffing trend shared by teenagers in Kansas City
Kansas City Star - April 17, 2015

Laws in both Kansas and Missouri forbid sales of e-cigarettes to anyone under age 18, the same as for other tobacco products, said Jennifer Lowry, a medical ...

Controversial Vaping Bill Headed To Pence For Consideration
WFYI - April 17, 2015

The makers and sellers of e-liquids used for vaping and electronic cigarettes would face licensing and new regulations under legislation moving to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration. ...

Use of E-Cigarettes Rises Sharply Among Teenagers, Report Says
New York Times - April 17, 2015

Use of the devices among middle- and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to federal data released on Thursday, bringing the share of high school students who use them to 13 percent more than smoke traditional cigarettes. ... But the report also told another story. From 2011 to 2014, the share of high school students who smoked traditional cigarettes declined substantially, to 9 percent from 16 percent, and use of cigars and pipes ebbed too. The shift suggested that some teenage smokers may be using e-cigarettes to quit. ...

Adolescent e-cigarette use triples: Is 'vaping'
Christian Science Monitor April 17, 2015

But while supporters of e-cigarettes say the decrease of traditional cigarette use demonstrated in the survey is good news, other experts are concerned that the surge in e-cigarette use is renormalizing the consumption of nicotine products before the long-term health effects of vaping have been determined. ...

Electronic cigarettes make it harder, not easier, to quit
UPI.com - April 17, 2015

But new a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, suggests the opposite is true -- that e-cigarettes actually make it harder to quit, not easier. The study showed smokers who used e-cigs were 49 percent less likely to cut down on their cigarette use and 59 percent less likely to quit entirely. ...

Flavored E-Cigarettes may be dangerous, says study
Andhra Wishesh - April 17, 2015

According to a new study, the researchers found that high levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of e-cigarettes are bad for health. They examined 30 different brands of e-cigarette samples in US and found certain flavoring chemicals were present in quantities beyond what may be safe for inhalation. ...

Vape industry blows away tobacco industry in growth
USFinancePost - April 17, 2015

The electronic cigarette business is booming, thanks to a court decision and no government regulation. ...

E-Cigarette Use Amongst Teens Tripled In 2014
Standard Bulletin - April 17, 2015

The quantity of American teens puffing on e-cigarettes tripled in 2014, ... The FDA's proposed rule wouldn't prohibit advertising or selling flavors that might ...

Teen Vaping Triples: E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Threaten Drop In Teen Tobacco Use
Forbes - April 17, 2015

Three times as many middle school and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2014 than in 2013, according to an annual survey on youth tobacco use conducted by the CDC and FDA and published yesterday. Thats right the number of high school students who said they had vaped at least once in the past 30 days tripled in one year, from 4.3% to 13.4% for high school students and from 1.1% to 3.9% for middle school students. ...

Teen smoking falls as e-cigarette use triples
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - April 17, 2015

The number of middle and high school students using electronic cigarettes tripled between 2013 and 2014, according to government figures released Thursday, a startling increase that public health officials fear could reverse decades of efforts combating the scourge of smoking. The popularity of e-cigarettes among teenagers now eclipses traditional cigarettes

GLANTZ: What to do about the fact that e-cig use among kids is exploding
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - April 17, 2015

Consistent with earlier results from the Monitoring the Future and several state studies, e-cigarettes are now the leading form of recreational nicotine use among kids. Hookahs also increased. (Some of this may be e-cigarettes because some kids call e-cigarettes e-hookahs.) Use of conventional cigarettes dropped. ...

Cool Teens Prefer 'Unicorn Puke' Flavoured E-Cigs
Gizmodo Australia - April 17, 2015

Whats less ambiguous, though, is that e-cig manufacturers are packaging their products to appeal to teens, with bright colours and flavours like Unicorn Puke. UNICORN PUKE! (Which one teen described as every flavour Skittle compressed into one to the New York Times.) The FDA is now looking to regulate e-cigarettes, but with the dearth of available research, that will take years. Who knows that kids will besmoking vaping by then. ...

E-cigarettes setting off fire alarms in dorms
The Stute - April 17, 2015

Those living in on-campus housing are all too familiar with unwarranted fire alarms. Recently though, there has been a spike in the number of these false alarms, with more than six just this week. According to the Stevens Fire Safety Coordinator Daniel Cunning, the culprit is electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as e-cigarettes. These alternatives to traditional cigarettes have become quite popular, and are a source of controversy, specifically regarding which existing cigarette laws apply to e-cigarettes, and whether they should apply at all. ...

E-cigarettes puffing trend shared by teenagers in Kansas City
Kansas City Star - April 17, 2015

Laws in both Kansas and Missouri forbid sales of e-cigarettes to anyone under age 18, the same as for other tobacco products, said Jennifer Lowry, a medical ...

Cigarettes, other tobacco products being banned in North Ridgeville city parks. Do you agree?
cleveland.com - April 17, 2015

If you smoke or use any other tobacco products and plan on visiting a city park in North Ridgeville after July 6, you might want to leave those items at home. North Ridgeville's Parks and Recreation Commission is putting the final touches on a policy that will prohibit the use of cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff and e-cigarettes at its four city-owned parks. The ban will carry no fine or penalty since it is a park rule, not a city ordinance.

Ethics complaint filed against sheriff; commissioner calls for Arnold's ...
Murfreesboro Post - April 17, 2015

A group of Rutherford County residents officially filed an ethics complaint today questioning Sheriff Robert Arnold's connections to an e-cigarette company and other questionable financial dealings at the county jail, and a county commissioner is calling for him to step down. ...

Records show sheriff's major used office heavily to run private business
Murfreesboro Post - April 17, 2015

Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Maj. Bill Sharp sent dozens of emails to and from his sheriff's office account for a year and a half to operate a private training and consulting company -- many of them for sheriff's-sponsored events. ...

County Commissioners Comment on Sheriff Arnold Allegations
Wgnsradio - April 17, 2015

JailCigs sells electronic cigarettes to one of the largest jails in the state, which just happens to be the one sheriff Arnold is in charge of. The company is owned by ...

Rutherford County mayor speaks out about controversy surrounding sheriff [VIDEO]
WKRN.com - April 16, 2015

Theres more bad news for the embattled sheriff of Rutherford County. On Wednesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed that it was investigating Sheriff Robert Arnold for the sale of e-cigarettes to prisoners in his jail. Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess is now calling Arnolds operation a conflict of interest.

FDA Issues First E-Cigarette Warning Letters
JD Supra (press release) - April 16, 2015

While FDAs tobacco products deeming rule is pending, the Agency issues Warning Letters to e-cigarette and e-liquid companies for the first time. ...

Barbara Boxer responds to CDC e-cigarette study
Outbreak News Today - April 16, 2015

In a follow-up to the recently published CDC study that shows a dramatic increase in e-cigarette use among middle and high school students, and one day after Senator Barbara Boxer asked E-Cigarette companies to stop advertising on television, the California Democrat said the following today: Today's report is a wake-up call to all of us that more and more of our kids are becoming addicted to e-cigarettes, Senator Boxer said. If e-cigarette companies ...

E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco
WebMD - April 16, 2015

While some proponents of "vaping" claim that smokers who try e-cigarettes may use them as a bridge to quitting smoking, a new study finds that the opposite may true. ...

Esty pushes for ban on e-cigarette advertising
CT News (blog) - April 16, 2015

With the release Thursday of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey that shows e-cigarette use is on the rise, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D- Connecticut is calling on Congress to pass two bills she said will help curb their usage amount children and teens. ...

OVERNIGHT REGULATION: Health groups urge FDA to finalize tobacco regs
The Hill - April 16, 2015

Come April 25th, it'll be a year since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to assert its authority over all tobacco products. Health groups and lawmakers are calling on the agency to finalize those deeming regulations before next Saturday, so it can propose rules for the way products like electronic cigarettes and cigars are flavored, packaged and marketed. ... "I have urged FDA to finalize its rule keeping e-tobacco products away from kids by April 25, so we that can continue to curb the growth of nicotine device usage among our youth," she said in a news release. "We cannot afford a setback in the progress we have made limiting tobacco use."...

CDC sounds warning about e-cigarettes and kids: 'We could see ...
NJ.com - April 16, 2015

E-cigarettes are now the most popular form of smoking among middle-school and ... It was the first state to ban e-cigarettes in public places and work settings in ...

E-cigarette flavourings 'can be harmful' according to study
ITV Network Limited (uk) - April 16, 2015

Flavourings used in e-cigarettes contain high levels of chemicals which can be potentially harmful and cause respiratory problems according to a new study. The study carried out in the United States analysed the chemicals used to flavour e-cigarette flui

Calls for more regulation over e-cigarette flavors ($$)
Times Of London (uk) - April 16, 2015

Experts have called for more regulation of chemicals used to flavour e-cigarettes after a study found levels of up to twice recommended exposure limits. Manufacturers say that the flavourings used in e-cigarettes are mostly the same as those used in food

Albuquerque firm researching e-cigarettes for FDA
KOAT Albuquerque - April 16, 2015

The FDA is expected to roll out federal regulations for the devices and is now working with a handful of research firms to determine how safe e-cigarettes really ...

Digital Native Kids More Likely to Start Smoking Ecigs Than Legacy ...
Gizmodo UK - April 16, 2015

It was only in the ageing 15 to 16-year-old population that traditional cigarettes gained traction and overtook the use of electronic cigarettes. And when they enter .

E-cigarettes could poison bystanders, study finds
Grimsby Telegraph - April 16, 2015

Research carried out by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is among the first to suggest that there might be risks similar to passive smoking with the ...

Is Smoking Cherry E-Cigarettes Riskier Than Eating Cherry Candy?
Bloomberg - April 15, 2015

The rules, which are tentatively supposed to be completed in June, would ban free samples and sales to minors under 18, as well as require nicotine addiction ...

Study shows e-cigarettes may be exceeding chemical limits
Science Recorder - April 16, 2015

WebMD reports that a new study published in the journal Tobacco Control ... that the chemicals used for flavoring are rarely included on e-cigarette fluid labels.

E-cigs 'aren't addictive' says poll of 10000
Radio 1 - April 16, 2015

World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan told a conference in Abu Dhabi in March that: "Non-smoking is the norm, and e-cigarettes will derail that ...

National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) - April 16, 2015

The recent anti-tobacco proposals would: Increase the legal smoking age from 18 to 21; Increase the state's cigarette excise tax by $2 per pack (currently 87 cents per pack); Bar electronic cigarettes from public places where smoking is prohibited; and...

Lake Charles bans sale of vapor tobacco to minors
WHLT22 - April 16, 2015

The council's changes mirror the changes that took place on the state level in 2014 when the Legislature banned the sale of e-cigarettes and vapor pens to ...

E-cigarette use soars among teens, vexing public health officials ...
NOLA.com - April 16, 2015

As New Orleans counts down the days before banning smoking and vaping in ... New Orleans new smoking ban includes e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, ...

County to reduce one tax and add another
Montgomery County Sentinel - April 16, 2015

In March, the council passed legislation restricting use of e-cigarettes for minors, restricting smoking in the same areas as for conventional cigarettes, governing ...

Timeline presented for ballot issue
Daily Journal Online - April 16, 2015

... again considering placing a no smoking ban before voters on the November ballot. ... alluded to was include vapor-type devices to the list of banned products.

Franklin Lakes council revisits smoking ban to eliminate need for signage
NorthJersey.com - April 16, 2015

The ordinance also prohibits smoking in all borough parks and recreational facilities, and in vehicles registered to the borough. It also bans the use of e-cigarettes in those areas...

Schools grapple with growing popularity of e-cigarettes
Riverhead News Review - April 16, 2015

E-cigarettes have been banned in the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District. ... Policies in Southold and Riverhead schools also include bans on e-cigarettes. ... trend in e-cigarettes use has undone the anti-smoking progress made by banning ...

TBI investigating Middle Tennessee sheriff for e-cigarette sales in jail
Johnson City Press (subscription) - April 16, 2015

MURFREESBORO - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into connections between Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and his family ...

City Council Approves Campustown Facade Grants, discusses ...
Iowa State Daily - April 15, 2015

The council discussed the use of e-cigarettes and other alternative nicotine or ... to the zoning ordinance in Ames that would allow Olde Main Brewing Company ...

Boxer Calls on E-Cig Makers to Drop TV Ads
Broadcasting & Cable - April 15, 2015

Banzhaf said that he would prefer the FDA ban the commercials outright so their ... industry claim is the intended market: those who are looking to quit smoking.

US group attacks plan to ban e-cigarettes in Hong Kong
EJ Insight - April 15, 2015

The US-based Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association has attacked Hong Kong's plan to ban e-cigarettes, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported ...

Research raises concerns for e-cigarette safety as government ...
Sydney Morning Herald - April 15, 2015

New research has raised concerns about the health impacts of e-cigarettes and their use by young people who are already exposed to traditional cigarettes, ...

How a Vaping Entrepreneur Approaches Risk Management
Wall Street Journal (blog) - April 15, 2015

However, risk looms for the vaporizer and e-cigarette business. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed regulations, and big companies are ...

NATO Show 2015: From Acquisitions to Zeller
CSPnet.com - April 15, 2015

... its first-ever SE approvals and announced proposed deeming regulations on cigars, electronic cigarettes and other previously un-deemed tobacco products.

Passive smoking warning as e-cigarettes are found to harm ...
Metro - April 15, 2015

E-cigarettes are often marketed as a safer alternative to smoking - but a Norwegian study has found that the devices can poison bystanders, just as cigarette ...

E-Cigarettes: Better Than Smoking But Still Have Risk
Science 2.0 - April 15, 2015

E-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution, have been sold in the United States since 2007 and are marketed as an option to help ...

SB-24 Electronic cigarettes: licensing and restrictions.(2015-2016)
Official California Legislative Information - April 15, 2015

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH / HEARING DATE: April 15, 2015 / SUMMARY: Extends Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act requirements to the sale of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), distinct from the definition of tobacco products, and requires enforcement...

Measures in the fight on tobacco and e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - April 15, 2015

...Include e-cigarettes in a special enforcement program against the sale of cigarettes to minors. (SB 24) o Strengthen existing law prohibiting online marketing of tobacco to minors. (AB 1541) o Make tobacco cessation services a covered Medi-Cal ...

Council stalls on annexation, not quick to move on e-cig ban
Ames Tribune - April 15, 2015

... Tuesday evening on a staff report they had requested about enforcement issues associated with a potential citywide ban of e-cigarettes in public places.

Brunswick business pins hope on popularity of 'vaping'
The Forecaster - April 15, 2015

Vaping is often confused with the use of all electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigs," but there are two very different categories. The types of e-cigs sold at gas stations, ...

Editorial: Keep e-cigarettes out of hands of minors
Eagle-Tribune - April 15, 2015

Now, the sale of e-cigarettes and other so-called nicotine delivery products -- such as wafers, candy and vapor inhalers -- has grown into a nearly $2 billion ...

Steps needed to curb e-cigarettes
The Daily News of Newburyport - April 15, 2015

Not long ago, e-cigarettes may have been viewed as a novelty - perhaps the latest "alternative" for smokers seeking a less dangerous means of satisfying their ...

Chicopee mother and son, Betty and Kevin O'Brien, work together as ...
MassLive.com - April 15, 2015

"While last year we celebrated 10 years of smoke free workplaces in Massachusetts, in many communities smokers can use e-cigarettes indoors, subjecting all ...

Bill banning e-cigarette sales to minors headed to governor
Ravalli Republic - April 15, 2015

HELENA (AP) - A bill that would ban minors in Montana from purchasing electronic cigarettes and nicotine liquid containers is on its way to the governor's desk ...

North Ridge, Ohio Approves Parks Smoking Ban
halfwheel.com - April 15, 2015

It covers the use of both traditional tobacco products, both smoked and non-smoked, as well as electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The ban covers all park ...

Records show sheriff's major used office heavily to run private ...
Murfreesboro Post - April 15, 2015

...based company selling e-cigarettes to county jail inmates. Asked how Sharp could manage his job with supervisory duties as a detective major and spend this ...

Why Funding for Vermont's Anti-Tobacco Efforts Is Going Up in Smoke
Seven Days - April 15, 2015

That's when annual settlement payments, which are tied to cigarette sales, ... A new worry is the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes, especially with the ...

Liquid nicotine use in school sparks Cheney investigation
KREM.com (subscription) - April 14, 2015

Teenagers were reportedly taking the nicotine solution, intended for e-cigarettes, mixing it with soda or juice and then drinking it to get high. One student even ...

High-schooler receives public health award
The Columbian - April 14, 2015

Hackett recently joined other public health and school advocates in Olympia to testify in favor of legislation restricting youth access to electronic cigarettes.

Steiner Hayward Renews Efforts to License Tobacco Vendors ...
The Lund Report - April 14, 2015

She wants to give the Oregon Liquor Control Commission authority over the sale of tobacco and e-cigarettes that it already has over alcohol sales and will soon ...

St. Louis County considers ban on e-cigarettes
Duluth News Tribune - April 14, 2015

Forty cities and nine counties ban sampling of tobacco and e-cigarettes in retail ... a ban on e-cigarettes anywhere smoking is prohibited by the Minnesota Clean ...

County Wide Ordinance to Restrict Public Use of E-Cigs
FOX 21 Online - April 14, 2015

DULUTH, Minn. -. A public hearing is set to consider banning E Cigarettes from all public places throughout St. Louis County.

Proposed Tax on E-Cigs, Vaping in Montgomery Co. Would Mirror ...
NBC4 Washington - April 14, 2015

People using e-cigarettes in Montgomery County may soon be forced to pay a little more. ... and related paraphernalia that would match the current tax on tobacco. ... flavored liquid electronically, creating a cloud of vapor that looks like smoke.

Enticing e-cigarettes pose health risks for teens
The Coloradoan - April 14, 2015

Dear Gary: I have been raising my 16-year-old grandson and found out that he has been smoking electronic cigarettes with his friends. I confronted him and he ...

Public Release: 14-Apr-2015 E-cigarette use is not risk-free
EurekAlert (press release) - April 14, 2015

It is important to avoid e-cigarettes becoming a trend among adolescents and young adults, or to introduce non-smokers to nicotine addiction and tobacco use," ...

Smoke from e-cigarettes a health hazard: Study
The Local (no) - April 14, 2015

The vapour from e-cigarettes contains the same amount of nicotine as that from ordinary cigarettes, posing a serious health risk to those who inhale it passively, a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has revealed.

E-cigarette ban in Hong Kong would be 'ignorant' and 'irresponsible ...
South China Morning Post (subscription ) April 14, 2015

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated in Hong Kong, not banned, says the ... of a ban would be "ignorant" and "irresponsible" given that smoking rates in the city ... Building them on a lack of information is ignorance … it's like banning…

Is Secondhand Vaping Harmful To Your Health?
Popular Science - April 14, 2015

... This we can say for certain: You're better off breathing in vapor than secondhand smoke. Tobacco smoke contains thousands of chemicals, 60 of them known ...

Apple bans selfie sticks and e-cigarettes - and everyone seems ...
mirror.co.uk - April 14, 2015

Apple has banned selfie sticks and e-cigarettes in an astonishing ... "Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted anywhere inside Moscone West," Apple added. "Please ... Kudos to Apple for banning the Selfie Stick (or selfie absorbed) at #wwdc. ... One Twitterer suggested the ban indicated the tech giant's future plans.

Their Product Is Doubt--Deceptive Government Campaign Against ...
Forbes - April 14, 2015

The tobacco companies are no longer blowing smoke about the hazards of combusted-tobacco cigarettes. But the critics of electronic cigarettes - an important ...

Maine considers bill that would ban vaping in public places
Lewiston Sun Journal - April 14, 2015

AUGUSTA - While the electronic cigarette industry continues to boom, Maine lawmakers must decide whether to include the products in the state's no-smoking ...

Could taxing e-cigarettes help supplement Montgomery County's budget?
WTOP Radio (Washington, DC) - April 14, 2015

Beginning in June in Montgomery County, it will be against the law to smoke electronic cigarettes in the same public places...On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council is expected to introduce a bill taxing e-cigarettes and other vaping or e-cigarette ...

Montgomery County Council Proposes E-Cigarette Tax
BethesdaMagazine.com - April 14, 2015

Update - 11:20 a.m. - The County Council this morning introduced a bill that would tax distributors of e-cigarettes at 30 percent of the wholesale cost of the ...

Sartell City Council Approves Revisions to Tobacco Ordinance
AM 1240 WJON (St. Cloud, MN) - April 14, 2015

Final approval has been made on a new tobacco ordinance for Sartell. Back in February, a public hearing was held to get feedback on the proposed changes to the current tobacco ordinance regarding E-Cigarettes. A lot of residents voiced their concerns ...

Legislation Recently Signed by Governor
KXNet.com - April 14, 2015

The bill to ban the sale of electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes, and alternative ... The legislation bans an ex-partner from distributing intimate or graphic ...

E-cigs, vape included in ban
Miami Student - April 14, 2015

Leslie Haxby McNeill, assistant director of Student Health Services, was one of the main proponents to have all forms of smoking and tobacco banned from use. ...

Letters on vaping, child abuse, marijuana
Longview News-Journal - April 14, 2015

I am concerned with the availability of e-cigarettes - commonly referred to as "vapes" - to East Texas youth. Texas, along with nine other states, currently does...

Public health Q&A: Are e-cigarettes safe?
Wausau Daily Herald - April 14, 2015

Answer: In 2010, Wisconsin implemented the Smoke-free Air law and almost five years later 86 percent of Wisconsinites enjoy and expect smoke-free air.

Sheriff's Office suspends partnership with Georgia e-cigarette company
Murfreesboro News-Journal - April 13, 2015

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has suspended business operations with a Georgia-based electronic cigarette retailer, according to a RCSO spokeswoman. As of Tuesday, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office suspended JailCigs from conducting business wi

JailCigs suspended as vendor at Rutherford, Tennessee jails
Murfreesboro Post - April 13, 2015

E-cigs are a growing trend in jails across the country because they are believed to help ease inmates' nerves as they kick the smoking habit. The Rutherford ...

Newton budget takes small dip, but municipal taxes slightly higher
New Jersey Herald - April 13, 2015

Newton's zoning ordinance lists specific types of businesses allowed in the ... as e-cigarettes while tobacconist sells the more traditional tobacco products ...

Sartell approves vaping rules in keeping with state law
St. Cloud Times - April 13, 2015

The council voted 4-1 Monday to update its tobacco ordinance to include nicotine vaporizers, commonly referred to as electronic cigarettes, to keep it in line with state law. ... the ordinance still allows the sale of flavored, individually packaged cigars that she says are marketed...

Chicago Adopts E-Cig Regulation Citing Nicotine as a Gateway ...
Free Press Release Center (press release) April 13, 2015

Chicago's Skokie's ordinance has prohibited smoking, including "e-smoking" in public places. The CDC reports e-cig use has doubled from 2011 to 2012.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - April 13, 2015

(FDA) recently reviewed your website, http://knoxvillevaporshop.com, and determined that you sell or distribute e-liquids...FDA has determined that a statement made on the website...regarding your e-liquids violate section 301(tt) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S

FDA Concerned About Exploding E-Cigarettes
WJBF-TV ABC Channel 6 (Augusta, GA) - April 13, 2015

... Spike Babaian is the owner of Vape New York, a store specializing in e-cigarettes. She says these explosions are rare but when they do happen, it's mostly during charging. "You can't just stick this into any old charging unit and that is the biggest …

Research on vaping starts to clear smoke on possible health effects
York Dispatch - April 13, 2015

That's the difference, she said, between smoking cigarettes and vaping. ... or using a smokeless "cigarette" that, when inhaled, electronically delivers flavored ... "I have an issue with that, because he's trying to lump us in with tobacco," Bobby ...

High tech burn
Lawyers Weekly Canada April 13, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are making more and more headlines as Health Canada, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, among other health organizations, warn consumers against purchasing or using these electronic smoking products. Some local health organizations, such as the California Department of Health, have gone as far as to declare e-cigarettes a public health risk. The focus is not only on the health implications of e-cigarettes, but also on the extent to which the sale and marketing of these products should be regulated. ...

GMA Investigates: E-Cigs Could Pose Explosion Hazard [VIDEO]
abc40 - April 13, 2015

This morning, a surprising safety alert about e-cigarettes. Theyve become a popular alternative for smokers, but sometimes they can explode like firecrackers. ...

Looking For Ways To Play The Rapidly Growing E-Cig And ...
Seeking Alpha - April 13, 2015

For those smokers who feel like chewing their hands off when they are out socially because they aren't allowed to smoke there is now an alternative in the form of e-cigarettes and vaporizers. Since this has the potential to be a high growth market I decided to start trying to find investible opportunities to ride that growth wave. The first pure play e-cigarette and vapor company that I came across while doing a search on Seeking Alpha was the appropriately named Vapor Corp ...

Case closed in Fort Plain liquid nicotine death
Police: 18-month-old boy accidentally consumed e-cigarette ingredients
Albany Times Union - April 13, 2015

The investigation into the December death of an 18-month-old Montgomery County boy who drank liquid nicotine is finally closed, with Fort Plain police deeming the incident accidental.
Eli James "EJ" Hotaling, who would have turned 2 on May 17, is the first child in the country to die from accidentally swallowing the toxic ingredient in electronic cigarettes, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. ...

Annual reports from HHVS, Probation fill board agenda
Walker Pilot Independent - April 13, 2015

E-cigarettes pose a serious health threat. A 2014 Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey found that 12.9 percent of high school students used or tried an electric cigarette in the past 30 days, and 28 percent had tried one at some time. ...

Wandering Eye: The politics of medical specialists (including Rand ...
Baltimore City Paper (blog) - April 13, 2015

Shyam Biswal, a professor in the department of environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is overseeing an online survey of electronic-cigarette users. The results, according the survey page, will be used to help the research team learn "about what types of electronic cigarettes people use and why they use them," and "will be kept anonymous." ... (Disclosure: this writer quit smoking with e-cigs, and hasn't smoked a cigarette in 10 months after more than 30 years of heavy smoking.) It's refreshing to see ...

Law threatens vaping stores, owners say ($$)
The Herald - April 13, 2015

Proposed legislation that would introduce restrictions to the popular vaping movement have local store owners concerned for their futures. MaxVapor offers a variety of electronic cigarettes and E-juice. ... Vaping is defined as the act of inhaling water vapor through a personal vaporizer or electronic cigarette. ... it is a much healthier alternative to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. ... labels with the ingredients listed and the prohibition of sales to minors under ...

Possession of e-cigarettes by minors prohibited in Cary
Northwest Herald - April 13, 2015

Its now prohibited locally for minors in Cary to be in possession of electronic cigarettes. ...

Law | Livermore, Ca Eyes Smoking Ban Downtown
The Cigar Authority - April 13, 2015

Walking down the street enjoying a cigar is something that could become a thing of the past in down Livermore if the City Council has their way. The new measure would create a no smoking area that covers downtown Livermore and will be decided with a vote tonight. ... The measure would include all tobacco products and e-cigarettes.

Pleasant Hill weighs smoking ban at all shopping centers
Contra Costa Times - April 12, 2015

PLEASANT HILL -- City leaders may ban smoking -- including electronic cigarettes -- in all shopping centers, greatly expanding an initial proposal to make downtown Pleasant Hill a smoke-free zone. ...

Shops fine with smoke regs.
Wicked Local North Andover - April 12, 2015

Georgetown: The towns sellers of cigarettes and other tobacco products are easily complying with the Board of Healths new regulations, an informal review by the Health Department found last month. …

Coachella 2015 Day Two: FKA Twigs' Acrobatics, Tyler, the ...
SPIN - April 12, 2015

... but the foggy air in this enclosed space made to look like an underground U.K. dance club (but mostly resembling a high-school dance) smells very vape-y.

Guest commentary: Legal loopholes let Big Tobacco target kids with new products
Contra Costa Times - April 11, 2015

With smoking now widely known as the nation's No. 1 preventable killer, Big Tobacco is targeting our kids with new products that give an illusion of more safety but carry the age-old motive to hook kids on tobacco at a young age. ...

Livermore eyes downtown smoking ban
Contra Costa Times - April 11, 2015

The amendments would also add electronic cigarettes, or "vaping," to the existing smoking ban, because of indications from studies that the vapor could pose ...

Redlands council seeks more hookah, e-cigarette rules
San Bernardino County Sun - April 11, 2015

The city will soon be placing additional regulations on hookah and electronic cigarette businesses.

Marion, Iowa Passes Parks Smoking Ban
halfwheel.com - April 11, 2015

A parks smoking ban was approved by the Marion City Council on Thursday, bringing an end to the use of tobacco products or electronic cigarettes and vaporizers in the towns 21 parks and recreational trails. ...

Letter: City must protect citizens
Greenville Daily Reflector - April 11, 2015

In less than a week, our Pitt County Commissioners will be voting on a very important Rule: Tobacco-Free Public Parks. Although many residents continue to feel that Pitt County has an obligation to tobacco, this Rule is about the health and safety of our children. ... Third, E cigarettes are also harmful. They contain poisonous chemicals in the vials used to replenish the E cig. If a child should come upon one of these vials and ingest any of the liquid left in a vial, it has the potential to induce a cardiac arrest. ...

Editorial: Limits on e-cigarettes ($$)
Henderson Daily Dispatch (registration) - April 11, 2015

Granville County took action on e-cigarettes last week, an important move that we hope other jurisdictions will follow. Last week, the Granville Board of ...

LETTER: In 'Laffen world,' preference---not logic-- governs tax policy
Grand Forks Herald - April 11, 2015

In a recent op-ed, Altru's Safe Kids director, Carma Hanson, correctly opined on the dangers of e-cigarettes ("Attention, parents: E-cigs present poisoning ... Ironically, the vice-president of Altru's board, State Sen. Lonnie Laffen, R-Grand Forks, offered the following in his testimony against a bill to increase taxes on cigarettes: "Is it really the right place for tax policy to be regulating perfectly legal products in our state?"

Study Finds E-Cigarettes Are Less Harmful To Lung Tissue
AskMen (blog) - April 11, 2015

Good Lord, will the e-cigarette whirlwind ever stop? Ive only been covering this beat for a couple of months now, but every week it seems as though theres new evidence to refute last weeks evidence. This time, the pendulum has swung back in favor of the vapers: German researchers found that tobacco smoke is significantly more harmful to lung tissue than the vapor emitted by e-cigarettes. ...

Capitol Dispatch: With session ending, bills' fate still uncertain
Longview Daily News - April 11, 2015

E-cigarettes and vaping: The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday passed a bill to add regulations to the states growing e-cigarette and vapor industry. House Bill 1645 also creates child-proof packaging requirements, bans sales to minors and requires vendors to be licensed.
A 95 percent excise tax that would have doubled the price was not part of the bill moved out of committee. The bill next moves to the floor for a vote. ...

Raise smoking age to 21 to save lives
SnoValley Star - April 11, 2015

The best way to combat this crisis is to raise the legal smoking age to 21, as the Washington State Legislature is considering with SHB 1458. Attorney General Bob Ferguson requested the bill, and science supports his efforts. Unfortunately, e-cigarettes often contain nicotine, too. Since 2012 sophomores report a 12.2 percent increase in vaping or e-cigarette use. For seniors, the ...

Pro/Con: Should the FDA regulate e-cigarettes?
Duluth News Tribune - April 10, 2015

So when an invention came along e-cigarettes that supply nicotine in much the same way as a tobacco cigarette, but without any apparent link to cancer or ...

OPINION: Is a ban on tobacco a good thing?
Kansas State Collegian - April 10, 2015

In the fall of 2014, pharmacy chain previously called CVS Caremark stopped selling tobacco products, citing reasons that the sale of tobacco ran against its [sic] image as a health care provider. The company re-branded itself corporately as CVS Health and launched a smoking-cessation campaign. I also have questions regarding electronic cigarettes. CVS does not currently sell e-cigs or the e-juice that fills them. These products contain no tobacco, though ...

E-Cigarette Legislation Moves Along
California Healthline - April 10, 2015

Electronic cigarettes must abide by the limitations and regulations imposed on tobacco products, according to a vote this week by the California Senate Committee on Health... Stefan Didak testified at the hearing, saying he represented about 110 small businesses in the state as co-president of the Northern California chapter of the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA).

Mendocino County Office of Education tobacco policy may be revised to include e-cigs
Ukiah Daily Journal - April 10, 2015

The Mendocino County Office of Education will consider a possible revision of its tobacco-free schools policy to include electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and other tobacco products at its next board meeting on Monday. ...

E- Cigarettes
TrainingZone.co.uk (blog) - April 10, 2015

Not only do they provide a healthier option to smoking traditional cigarettes, they ... Whether you are looking for a full flavoured taste, menthol, or lights E-puff has ...

Bill 45, Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015
Canada NewsWire (press release) - April 10, 2015

TORONTO, April 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Standing Committee on General Government will meet to consider Bill 45, An Act to enhance public health by enacting ...

HealthMine Survey Reveals Consumers See Vaping as Less Harmful to Health than Smoking
Military Technologies - April 10, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ While researchers continue to debate the safety of e-cigarettes over conventional tobacco smoking, consumers view traditional cigarettes as more dangerous, according to a January 2015 HealthMine survey of 562 consumers with company-sponsored health plans. 63% of consumers believe colleagues that smoke tobacco products should pay more for health insurance, while only 48% of consumers believe that e-cigarette smokers should be penalized. The survey was fielded by Survey Sampling International (SSI) in February 2015. …

NM governor signs bill to ban e-cigarette sales to minors
KVIA El Paso - April 10, 2015

Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation banning the sales of e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid containers to minors in New Mexico. Sen. John Ryan's bill also requires those containers to be sold in child resistant packaging and prohibits online sales to minors.

Smoking down to record low in Erie, Niagara counties
Buffalo News - April 10, 2015

Fewer of us in Erie and Niagara counties are smoking cigarettes, and thats in line with whats happening around the nation, where the number of smokers is at an all-time low, according to the latest statistics. ... We see a high proportion of youths turning to e-cigarettes, and it is unclear if they are safe, Burstein said. Tobacco continues to be considered the leading ...

Letter: Recognize e-cigs as dangerous
INFORUM - April 10, 2015

I urge lawmakers to prohibit the sales of e-cigarettes to minors, and officially recognize e-cigs as dangerous tobacco products. Both steps will help protect youth ...

E-cigarette regulations debated in committee
Bill would require licensing, packaging requirements for vapor products
Columbia Basin Herald - April 10, 2015

OLYMPIA - A bill to regulate the vapor product industry still received push back during a public hearing on Tuesday, even after legislators removed the section that levied an excise tax on vapor products. House Bill 1645, requested by Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Attorney General, would create a framework of regulations including licensing and packaging requirements for vapor products.

Altoona council to take up honeybee, e-cigarette bans [VIDEO]
WEAU - April 10, 2015

Along with that vote on honeybees, The City of Altoona will also take up an ordinance on e-cigarettes. Right now the city does not have any rules when it comes to vaping. an upcoming meeting the city will vote on an ordinance banning e-cigarette use in places where cigarettes are prohibited. Other cities like Eau Claire have already banned use of e-cigarettes from city buildings and busses. ...

Arnold, deputy tied to another jail vendor
The Daily News Journal - April 9, 2015

MURFREESBORO Sheriff Robert Arnold and one of his deputies are tied to another company out of Georgia that makes sales to Rutherford County inmates, according to Georgia records. According to records from the State of Georgia, members of Sheriff Robert Arnold's family and Joe Russell, the RCSO chief deputy of administration, are tied to a company called JailSnacks.

City Council candidates' views on education: Blondell Reynolds Brown
Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog) - April 9, 2015

... through the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development as well as an additional tax on electronic cigarettes that would benefit the School District.

Granville bans e-cigarettes on county property ($$)
Henderson Daily Dispatch (registration) - April 9, 2015

On a 4-3 vote, the Board of Commissioners expressed its support Monday night for Granville-Vance Public Health rules that ban the use of electronic cigarettes ...

Allendale, NJ Limiting Where to Light Up
halfwheel.com - April 9, 2015

Ordinance 15-10, which the borough has yet to post on its website, was introduced at the borough council meeting on March 26 and brought to a second reading on April 9. It prohibits the use of all forms of tobacco as well as electronic cigarettes throughout the borough except in just a handful of designated places such as public parking lots, sidewalks and public streets. There is also consideration of areas next to municipal buildings that borough staff could use to smoke. ...

No local opponents attend hearing on proposed new Amherst ...
GazetteNET - April 9, 2015

AMHERST The Board of Health is poised to adopt new tobacco regulations next ... spilling contents of a cartridge used in electronic cigarettes on her hand. ... The intent is to discourage children who might find flavored tobacco attractive.

Amherst considers raising minimum age to buy tobacco
wwlp.com - April 9, 2015

That's why the proposal also aims to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and ... The board of health is also considering a restriction to keep tobacco retailers ...

Factors That Could Have an Influence on the Future of E-Cigarettes
The Global Dispatch - April 9, 2015

Finally, it is likely that we may also see some restrictions on smoking e-cigarettes in public. Tobacco cigarettes are currently banned from a number of places, ...

Toward a Middle Ground in Regulating E-cigarettes
RegBlog (blog) - April 9, 2015

Other experts call for stricter regulations or banning e-cigarettes altogether, ... Second, it should promote the use of e-cigarettes as a tool to quit smoking - or at ... By contrast, combining a ban on general advertising with the permissibility of ...

Extras on Excise: E-Cigarettes Play Roadrunner to State Tax Bills ...
Bloomberg BNA - April 9, 2015

Though 2015 started with a bang with several state legislators filing e-cigarette tax bills, the sound being made so far is "Meep! Meep!" as e-cigarettes evade the ...

Five Lawmakers Lined Up Against Big Tobacco
KFBK 93.1 (Sacramento, CA) - April 9, 2015

Five lawmakers lined up against big tobacco today. Taken as a whole, the bills represent a coordinated effort to curb youth tobacco use... Senator Dr. Richard Pan took on California's tobacco tax, while his colleague Mark Leno addressed e-cigarettes: ...

Package of Bills To Reform Tobacco Rules Introduced in Calif.
California Healthline - April 9, 2015

Meanwhile, Stefan Vidak, a Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association spokesperson, said he disagreed with Leno about e-cigarettes being marketed to minors ...

Editorial: "Tobacco" ban is an overstep of the UI's authority
Daily Iowan (University of Iowa) - April 9, 2015

The UI shouldn't ban chew and electronic cigarettes from campus. Not only will it most likely be ineffective (similar to the smoking ban already in place), but it also is an overreach of UI power over individual liberty. The university doesn't have ...

Rutherford inmates receive instructions to purchase JailCigs
Murfreesboro Post - April 9, 2015

E-cigs lost or stolen could lead to a pod "shakedown" and loss of e-cig privileges for all inmates in that section of the jail. Arguments, fights and disruptions ove

Burgess "very concerned" about sheriff's connection to JailCigs
Murfreesboro Post - April 9, 2015

The Rutherford County jail does not allow inmates to use tobacco, but it sells e-cigarettes to inmates by mail order to help them stop smoking and ease their ...

Rep. Jonathan Stickland spikes colleagues' bills
Austin American-Statesman (blog) - April 9, 2015

Gutierrez said his measure to ban electronic cigarettes at schools should pass later in the session. View Comments. Previous. Rep. Borris Miles threatens cop, ...

Longview revamps rules for employees
Longview News-Journal - April 9, 2015

The policy changes, which the City Council is set to consider today, also formally bans electronic cigarettes for city employees, increases the number of vacation ...

Study finds higher rates of heroin use among county students
HeraldNet - April 9, 2015

The survey also suggests increasing use of electronic cigarettes, which Dr. Gary Goldbaum, health officer for the Snohomish Health District, found troubling, ...

Mercer County Clean Indoor Air Regulation: Ban on use of 'vaping ...
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - April 9, 2015

GREEN VALLEY -Smokers, nonsmokers, and people who use electronic nicotine devices will be able to comment soon about whether clean indoor ...

Bill would prevent local governments from banning e-cigarettes in ...
UW Badger Herald - April 9, 2015

Madison added electronic cigarettes to the smoking ban back in January, but a bill state lawmakers will consider soon looks to prevent local governments from ...

Authorities: Marijuana max a growing problem in Washington County
South Washington County Bulletin - April 8, 2015

Police said teens are among the biggest group of wax users. Wax can be smoked by itself, but teens are concealing it in electronic cigarettes, so marijuana odor is covered up by the scent of flavored e-cigarette cartridges. ... Cottage Grove police have nabbed a few people for wax possession in recent months, on the...

Indiana's Vape bill stirs controversy after House, Senate approval
WSBT-TV - April 8, 2015

A battle is brewing between Indiana lawmakers and electronic cigarette manufacturers and stores. The controversy stems from a bill at the state house that ...

Germanna bans vaping
Stafford County Sun - April 8, 2015

According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, 587 U.S. campuses banned vaping as of Jan. 1. Only e-cigarettes that are marketed for therapeutic purposes ...

Marijuana Flavored E-Cigarettes Hit US Markets Creating Questions ...
TheBlaze.com - April 7, 2015

While the war over the use and taxation of electronic cigarettes wages, Dutch company E-njoint has started selling a new marijuana-flavored "e-joint" that will ...

Sheriff Arnold, chief deputy tied to Georgia e-cigarette company
The Daily News Journal - April 8, 2015

MURFREESBORO - Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and his deputy have ties to a company that sells electronic cigarettes to inmates at the Rutherford ...

In Hong Kong, E-cigarettes are as available to children as candy
South China Morning Post (subscription ) - April 8, 2015

Their use is already banned in no-smoking zones such as indoor public areas ... the city's anti-smoking watchdog, wants a total ban on e-cigarettes, including ...

Hong Kong government looks to expand city's anti-smoking measures
South China Morning Post (subscription) - April 8, 2015

Other new measures include expanding no-smoking areas and a citywide ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, said Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, ...

Ordinance change: Skokie adopts ban of e-cigarettes in public places
Chicago Tribune - April 8, 2015

Electronic cigarettes and other "e-smoking" products have been added to Skokie's ordinance prohibiting smoking in public places. Representatives of Skokie's ...

Smoking and vaping may soon be a thing of the past at the ...
Pine Island Eagle - April 8, 2015

Again, for the second year straight, the leadership is working a campaign to change the constitution to ban smoking and vaping within the building. There are ...

Colorado to consider PTSD, Kara'Smokey' club opens and more
Colorado Springs Independent - April 8, 2015

It's called the HotBox Kara"Smokey" Club, but it's really just a space inside Speak Easy Vape Lounge (2508 E. Bijou St., speakeasycannabisclub.com) where ...

Medical Marijuana Patients May Be Exempt from Proposed E-Cig Ban
East Bay Express - April 8, 2015

A bill by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco that would ban e-cigarettes wherever smoking is banned appears to include a carve-out for medical ...

Dangers of Electronic Cigarettes
KFYR-TV - April 8, 2015

With labels like watermelon, strawberry and even gummy bear, some say it's easy to see how a child could mistake an electronic cigarette refill for a treat.

FDA Director to Speak at NATO Show
CSPnet.com - April 8, 2015

Also, Utah House Bill 415 was signed by the governor on March 24th and requires (1) e-cigarette sellers and distributers who do not have a tobacco product ...

Legislative initiatives could affect Nevadans' health
Reno Gazette Journal - April 8, 2015

... are considering various bills that would regulate e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine, extend smoking bans contained in the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act to college ...

City's age limit to buy, sell tobacco could increase
ThisWeekNews - April 8, 2015

Each noted Upper Arlington was quick to support a public ban on smoking and to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes, and said the city should take this new ...

Waco: Council Restricts E-Cigarette Use
KWTX - April 8, 2015

All we've done is add e-cigs to our current smoking ordinance," said Mayor ... "This just kind of expands the nicotine and tobacco ban to e-cigarettes as well," ...

Waco clamps down on public use of e-cigarettes
Waco Tribune-Herald - April 8, 2015

The council on second reading amended the smoking ordinance to treat e-cigarette use the same as cigarette use. That means no vaping or smoking in most ...

FDA Director to Speak at NATO Show
CSPnet.com - April 8, 2015

Also, Utah House Bill 415 was signed by the governor on March 24th and requires (1) e-cigarette sellers and distributers who do not have a tobacco product ...

Opportunity lost | Editorial
Mercer Island Reporter (subscription) - April 8, 2015

Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines), would apply to tobacco and other nicotine products, including "vaping." A mountain of research, including a recent report from the ...

Health department hosting educational E-Cigarette meeting
WVNS-TV - April 7, 2015

Electronic cigarettes were first introduced in the United States in 2007. ... "The issue with the E-cigarettes is that we want to decide if we need to put that into our ...

Sheriff's family, deputy tied to company selling e-cigs to jail
WSMV-TV NBC-4 (Nashville, TN) - April 7, 2015

Channel 4 has learned that the Rutherford County sheriff's family members own a company that sells e-cigarettes to the county jail.... Inmates in the Rutherford County Jail are allowed to mail order e-cigarettes from a company called JailCigs.

Sheriff, family, chief administrator connected to JailCigs
Murfreesboro Post - April 7, 2015

MURFREESBORO - Sheriff Robert Arnold, family members and his chief administrator hold connections with a company selling e-cigarettes jail inmates, ...

Does Switching to E-Cigarettes Make Your Body Any Healthier?
Healthline - April 7, 2015

Yet for millions of Americans addicted to cigarettes, the e-cigarette has become a more socially acceptable solution, whether they vape in order to gradually ...

Pot-flavored e-cigarette makes its big debut
San Francisco Chronicle blogs - April 7, 2015

Dutch company E-njoint has launched an "e-joint" that tastes like marijuana, but "contains no THC, CBD, nicotine, tar or toxins". The e-cig peddler promises the device is completely legal, and "still gives smokers a high-like feeling."…

Indiana Senate approves regulations for e-cigarettes
WRTV Indianapolis - April 7, 2015

"We also want e-cigarettes included in the statewide smoke-free law, and so it really doesn't improve public health whatsoever," said Danielle Patterson with the ...

E-cig regulations pass Senate, worry business owners
Evansville Courier & Press - April 7, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS - Regulations on the electronic cigarettes industry passed the Indiana Senate by a 33-15 vote on Tuesday. Full story available to subscribers ...

Can Greenfield council overturn health board tobacco ruling?
The Recorder - April 7, 2015

A selection of flavored cigars, chewing tobacco and 'E-Juice' for vaporizors are ... the sale of any flavored tobacco products in all stores except smoke shops, ...

E-cig retailers exempted under new measure against public vaping
Waco Tribune-Herald - April 7, 2015

The original version, which passed on first reading last month over the protest of retailers, treats vaping the same as smoking under the city's smoking ordinance.

UI Expanding Tobacco-Free Policy
KGAN TV - April 7, 2015

Currently, the university prohibits the use of cigarettes or cigar smoking on the UI campus. Beginning August 24th, the ban will include e-cigarettes, chewing or ...

The lowdown: Berkeley council on community benefits, sewer fee ...
Berkeleyside - April 7, 2015

NICOTINE SALES RESTRICTIONS Council is set to adopt a new law that will limit sales of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes near schools. The law...

Ask the Pharmacist: Electronic cigarettes
FOX CT - April 7, 2015

... women who chewed nicotine gum during pregnancy had a higher risk of having children with birth defects compared to other nonsmokers. What is troubling is…

E-cigarette stores rolling into Palatine
Chicago Daily Herald - April 7, 2015

An e-cigarette store was approved by the Palatine village council Monday night, ... State law prohibits sales of e-cigarettes to minors and the state Senate is considering a bill that would ban possession by people younger than 18. ... In addition to selling e-cigarettes, Drag-On will also sell loose tobacco that customers can ...

Vaping regulations up for debate before Mercer Board of Health
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - April 7, 2015

Merchants and users fear that moves will be made to ban the devices. ... 100 percent safe, but these are 90 percent better for you than smoking cigarettes.

Broward might ban e-cigarettes on public transportation
Sun Sentinel - April 6, 2015

The idea of banning vaping on buses was heralded by Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a national ...

Coachella 2015 Beauty Essentials and Useful Intel
Monsters and Critics.com - April 6, 2015

E-cigs are yes but no e-juice or e-liquid refills inside. Last year they debuted permanent bathrooms built across from the Beer Barn, which are staffed and ...

Our View: Ban e-cigarettes from public places
The News Journal - April 6, 2015

More than 10 years ago, Delaware banned smoking cigarettes in indoor public places. The law eliminated the smoke and chemicals from cigarettes from bars ...

E-Cigarette Legislation
Valley News - April 5, 2015

Vermont Vapor had an initial boom in business as one of the earliest U.S. .... public places, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reported in January.

Korean research agency questions safety of e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
Arirang News - April 6, 2015

In a statement released Monday by Korea's National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency,experts and doctors agreed that e-cigarettes could ...

The Ever More Popular Pastime Of Vaping
North American Press Syndicate - April 6, 2015

(NAPSI) More than 4 million Americans these days add more flavor and fun to their lives by lighting up electronic cigarettes. Also called personal vaporizers or ...

Worse Times Not Yet Over For Electronic Cigarettes Intl Group Ltd ...
Journal Transcript - April 6, 2015

The troubles are far from vaporizing for Electronic Cigarettes Intl Group Ltd (OTCMKTS:ECIGD), which went through a struggling session during the last trading day. The stock of the company fell by nearly 10% to $0.520, adding to consecutive declines over the last several days. The average volume of the shares recorded was 1.02 million. A new study from RTI International showed that the vapor emitted from e-cigs is not water vapor but actually aerosol gas, consisting of glycerin, nicotine, and ...

It's time to protect kids from liquid nicotine a poison, even in small amounts
Bangor Daily News - April 6, 2015

Liquid nicotine used to refill e-cigarettes is a great danger to children. Calls to poison control centers related to liquid nicotine ingestions are increasing. ...

Full Plate of Health Care Bills Pending as Legislature Reconvenes
Kitsap Sun - April 6, 2015

Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would make tobacco laws and regulations apply toelectronic cigarettes. Up in the next few weeks will be legislation to issue a ...

California Vaping: The New Subculture
malaysiandigest.com - April 6, 2015

California is generally reckoned to be a trendsetter - it's not necessarily that things are invented there but California is often an early adopter. Think raves ...

UF study: More Florida teens using e-cigarettes
WJXT Jacksonville - April 6, 2015

... The research team also found that teens who used e-cigarettes were more likely to use other tobacco products, including traditional cigarettes and hookah. ...

Mass. cities, towns, wrestle with e-cigarette rules
Gloucester Daily Times - April 6, 2015

Public health officials in cities and towns on the North Shore and Merrimack Valley, including Gloucester, are adopting tough rules on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes, even as the state considers banning their sale to minors. In Danvers, the towns Board of Health has proposed a litany of new regulations that would outlaw the sale of e-cigarettes to children under 18 while prohibiting their use in bars, restaurants, and public buildings.

Washtenaw County bans indoor e-cigarette smoking
The Washtenaw Voice - April 6, 2015

Last Wednesday, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners came together at the Washtenaw County Administration Building to vote on a proposal that bans indoor smoking with e-cigarettes. With a vote of 7-2, the proposal was accepted and will be put into legislation in six months. The legislation states that e-cigarette smoking will be prohibited in all locations that previously had smoking restrictions in Washtenaw County. Washtenaw Community College already includes e-cigarette smoking in its Smoke-Free Campus policy, which prohibits prohibited smoking on all areas of the campus.

Attention, parents: E-cigs present poisoning danger
Grand Forks Herald - April 6, 2015

GRAND FORKS E-cigarettes have been in the media a great deal lately, as several ... smell good in the bottles, but also the vapor from them is sweet flavored as well. ... This is highly unlikely due to their distaste and the texture of the tobacco. ... The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing ...

Lawmaker wants e-cigarettes added to Wisconsin smoking ban
Wisconsin Radio Network - April 6, 2015

As electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices grow in popularity, there is also increased scrutiny of the potential health effects of the devices. While there's ...

Support Age Restrictions on E-Cigarettes
Bismarck Tribune - April 5, 2015

Ive never personally used e-cigarettes, but I have watched my peers and friends fall for the lies that the tobacco companies tell us about their safety. These are kids who would never think to smoke an actual cigarette, but because the e-cigarettes are so cleverly disguised and portrayed, they think that they are completely safe.

E-cigs not safe
Ukiah Daily Journal - April 5, 2015

According to TobaccoFreeCA (tobaccofreeca.com), (E-cigs) come in many shapes and sizes. Some can only be used once (disposable), while others can be ...

A vaping advocate makes the case for e-cigarettes
Vox - April 5, 2015

These clampdowns have enraged vaping advocates. So to better understand their point of view, I spoke to Michael Nance, an e-cigarette fan in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Though Nance works in the food-services industry, he says he volunteers a lot of his free time advocating for the rights of e-cigarette users. He even launched a blog, Big Vapor, to spread the word.

As the federal government considers regulation for e-cigarettes, a debate wages
Newsworks.org - April 5, 2015

Public health experts say they are just beginning to untangle basic questions about electronic cigarettes.

GLANTZ: New industry claim that e-cigarettes will save Medicaid billions depends on people not carefully reading the "policy analysis"
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - April 5, 2015

A March 31, 2015 policy analysis, E-cigarettes Poised to Save Medicaid Billions, prepared by J. Scott Moody, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief economist at the organization State Budget Solutions, has started popping up state legislatures all over the country. …

Competing bills would protect or ban vaping in public places
Madison.com - April 4, 2015

Local governments could not broadly ban electronic cigarettes in public places, as Madison did in January, under a bill to be introduced next week by a Republican lawmaker. Another bill introduced this week by a Democratic legislator would add e-cigarettes, or vaping, to the states indoor smoking ban…

Snohomish County survey indicates that students less likely to binge drink and smoke cigarettes
My Edmonds News - April 4, 2015

As reported by Governor Jay Inslee in February, more students were found to be using e-cigarettes or vaping devices compared to traditional cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes offer options for regular smokers
Springfield News-Leader - April 4, 2015

...And if the national trend is any indication, chances are more stores are to come. Sales of e-cigarettes in the United States are predicted to grow 25 percent each ...

E-cigs, equal opportunity, unequal pay
Sacramento Bee - April 4, 2015

Regulations are needed to not only protect public health and restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, but to curb the intense marketing and advertising to youth.

Medford cancer survivor urges legislators to support tanning, e-cigarette regs
Wicked Local Medford - April 4, 2015

The widespread, unregulated use of e-cigarettes threatens the progress we've made reducing the number of smokers in this country. In this day and age, ...

Medical marijuana zoning and a tobacco smoking ban on Hillsboro City Council agenda
OregonLive.com - April 3, 2015

The Hillsboro City Council on Tuesday evening will consider measures that would ban smoking and vaping on city property and approve zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries. The smoking and vaping ban would apply to tobacco products, but not smokeless tobacco. Smoking and vaping is already illegal in Hillsboro parks; this measure would extend the ban to all city property.

Know the rules before you head to Frontier Field for opening day
News 10NBC - April 3, 2015

No smoking of any kind is allowed at Frontier Field. This includes electronic cigarettes. A smoking area is provided outside the stadium gate adjacent to the Walk of Fame on Morrie Silver Way.

Trade faces confusion over e-cigs laws
Talking Retail - April 3, 2015

Retailers need greater clarification on confusing new laws that will make it illegal to sell most e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 years from 1 October.

E-cig ban bill released from House committee
newszap.com - April 3, 2015

DOVER In a continuation of a committee hearing from Wednesday, the House Health and Human Development Committee voted to release a bill that would ban indoor use of electronic cigarettes. By a 9-3 vote, House Bill 5 was sent to the House floor. Chairman Rep. Michael Barbieri, D-Newark, noted that during the public hearing the day before owners of vape stores had expressed concern preventing e-cigs from being used indoors would seriously harm their businesses. To remedy that, he suggested amendments be added. Rep. Debra Heffernan, D-Edgemoor, agreed to consider possible changes and said she would use the ensuing two-week break to that end.

Problems continue with e-cigs and vape pens among minors
Newton Daily News - April 3, 2015

Since August, Newton High School Resource Officer Brian Foster has written 10 citations alone for e-cigs, compared to 14 citations for cigarettes.

Indiana Lawmakers Considering New E-Cigarette Regulations
The Heartland Institute - April 2, 2015

Indiana lawmakers are considering a bill creating more regulations for e-cigarette sales in the state. In addition to increasing the difficulty of opening e-cigarette containers, the bill would force e-cigarette vendors to store at least 3 copies of each vaping fluid mixture created by the store, to help facilitate government testing and verification of e-cigarette flavors sold by stores.

Campaign vape trail
News Review - April 2, 2015

...Other specific concerns are the candy- and fruit-flavored e-cigarettes that may entice a younger generation to become addicted to nicotine and the fact ...

E-cigarette charger fire warning issued
ITV Network Limited - April 2, 2015

E-smokers are being urged to unplug chargers when their cigarettes are powered up following a fire at a flat in Kendal. The fire, which started as a result of a charger being left in and switched on at the socket, caused significant burning to the charg

The War Over Vaping's Health Risks Is Getting Dirty
Wired - April 2, 2015

For nicotine enthusiasts, 2015 will be remembered as part of a golden era. Less than 10 years after they were introduced in the United States, e-cigarettes have .

Smokeable Wearable Tech: Set the World and Other Places On Fire!
Inventorspot - April 2, 2015

Vaprwear claims their hoodie is the "world's greatest" because the drawstrings double as an embedded vaporizer, which allows wearers to smoke "oil blend, ...

Madison designates 'No Smoking' areas, Greater New Haven ...
New Haven Register - April 2, 2015

MADISON >> As Madison becomes another municipality to ban smoking in its ... and other communities in Greater New Haven consider banning smoking in public ... parks and recreation director in Guilford, said the town banned smoking in ... invoked state statues to extend smoking bans to city property," the letter says.

RATTAY: Ban e-cigarettes from bars, restaurants and workplaces
Wilmington News Journal - April 2, 2015

... And, make no mistake about it, e-cigarettes are a growth industry. Big tobacco will make sure of that...without preventive measures similar to that which have been put into place for traditional cigarettes, Delawareans will increasingly be exposed to harm...

Committee vote on vaping bill shifted to today
newszap.com - April 2, 2015

DOVER - A hearing on a bill to ban the use of electronic cigarettes indoors ... Air Act. The act banned cigarette smoking inside public-access buildings and the ...

Bowser Pitches Sales-Tax Hike, Program Cuts to Make Up Budget ...
Washington City Paper (blog ) April 2, 2015

Additionally, Bowser is proposing a 4 percent tax hike on parking in order to fund the District's contribution to Metro and an increase in taxes on e-cigarettes that ...

Use of electronic cigarettes added to tobacco ban policy
Nicholls Worth - April 2, 2015

...Jacuzzo believes that the electronic cigarette ban came about because they have ... "There is no way to know what students are smoking when they are smoking ... a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes and that they should not be banned ...

The great 'vape' debate: Should e-cigs be treated like smoking?
Crow River Media - April 2, 2015

Munez began smoking e-cigarettes two years ago as a way to quit smoking, and now .... State law also bans e-cigarettes in government buildings, public schools, day care ... "I think we put a healthier solution out there with the smoking ban.

Updates on prior columns: E-cigarettes and access for the handicapped to the state museum
Las Vegas Review-Journal - April 2, 2015

The health district didn't come out and call it tobacco. The district called it worse than tobacco. But that didn't change or influence this lawsuit by 7-Eleven because the lawsuit wasn't about the safety of e-cigarettes. It was about trying to quash the...

Albany pushing for tobacco retailers to become licensed in the County
NEWS10 ABC - April 2, 2015

...It would require any retailer that sells tobacco products or E-cigarettes to become licensed with the county. Albany County Legislator Tim Nichols hopes to have ...

Gov. Kasich Proposes Steep E-Cigarette Tax Hike
The Heartland Institute - April 2, 2015

...In addition to several tax hikes on Ohio businesses, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is proposing a massive increase in taxes on electronic cigarettes, to offset ...

Nevadans debate bill that seeks vaping controls
Las Vegas Review-Journal - April 1, 2015

The law prohibits smoking in most public places, including schools, day care ... areas where smoking is banned, and at least a dozen restrict use of e-cigarettes.

Vape shop owners: pass e-cig regulation bill
The Statehouse File - April 1, 2015

... the Statehouse on Wednesday to voice their support of legislation that would prohibit retailers from selling e-cigarettes without a valid tobacco sales certificate.

Rexburg holds public forum on vaping
LocalNews8.com - April 1, 2015

Madison Junior High and Madison High School have seen more students using e-cigarettes or vape pens. At the forum, hosted by the City Council, parents ...

Battle Lines Drawn in Debate of E-Cig Use in Indoor Public Places ...
WBOC TV 16 - April 1, 2015

A bill to add e-cigarettes to Delaware's Clean Indoor Air Act was heard by a House committee in Dover Wednesday afternoon. But there was no vote.

Report: Cheshire Middle School Students Found with E-Cigarettes
Patch.com - April 1, 2015

Students at Dodd Middle School in Cheshire were recently found to be in possession of e-cigarettes, according to the Cheshire Citizen. The Citizen reports that ...

E-cigarette charger fire warning issued
ITV Network Limited- March 31, 2015

E-smokers are being urged to unplug chargers when their cigarettes are powered up following a fire at a flat in Kendal. The fire, which started as a result of a charger being left in and switched on at the socket, caused significant burning to the charg ...

Submission: Support of new bill would reduce tobacco-related ...
Daily Bruin - April 1, 2015

In addition, lawmakers have proposed to regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products, and SB 140 (Leno, D-San Francisco) would restrict e-cigarettes from many ...

California State University Chemistry Professor: 'No Scientific ...
Brad Blog (blog) - April 1, 2015

"If students in my classroom were puffing on e-cigs, I would let them be. I don't honestly know what the rules are here on my campus, they probably restrict it, but ...

FDA chief exits as e-cig fight smolders
The Hill - April 1, 2015

The FDA's rules, as proposed, could completely "wipe out" the e-cigarette industry, said Julie Woessner, president of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free ...

Why Hong Kong Watchdog Wants To Ban E-Cigarettes
Forbes - April 1, 2015

Researchers at Hong Kong watchdog Council on Smoking and Health warned that ... "To protect public health, we advocate the Government for a total ban on ...

llinois eyes bans on powdered alcohol and caffeine, e-cigs
Fox News - April 1, 2015

Illinois eyes bans on powdered alcohol and caffeine, e-cigs. ...

Big sales growth, big losses reported by West Michigan e-cigarette ...
MLive.com - April 1, 2015

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

Minnesota Town to Buck the Trend When it Comes to E-Cig ...
WDAZ - April 1, 2015

KSTP TV - Across the state, seven counties and 18 cities have chosen to limit electronic cigarette use. Now, one city is likely moving in the opposite direction.

North Dakota measure bans e-cigarette sales to minors
Wahpeton Daily News - April 1, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Legislation that bans the sale of e-cigarettes to minors ... for liquid nicotine containers and outlaws self-service displays for e-cigarettes.

Tobacco Lobby Wins Last-Minute Delay on Bill Banning Flavored ...
The Lund Report - April 1, 2015

The Senate Health Committee stripped a ban on flavored e-cigarettes from Senate Bill 415, and an 11th hour appeal from tobacco lobbyists about the potential ...

Smokescreen? Madison vapers say e-cigarettes help them quit ...
Madison.com - April 1, 2015

"The problem is that we don't have enough evidence right now to make a .... from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation and others to add e-cigarettes to ...

A Call to Attend the 2015 NATO Show
CSPnet.com - April 1, 2015

3: Other key presenters include Dr. Brad Rodu (an expert on the health benefits of e-cigarettes), a panel of e-cigarette industry experts, key industry leaders on ...

Planet of the vapes: inside one nicotine megafactory
The Guardian - April 1, 2015

That's where, in 2003, chain-smoking pharmacist Hon Lik invented the .... just looking for a way to get around the smoking ban, which was introduced in 2007.

Use different sales approach for millennials, speaker advises
Casino City Times (press release) - April 1, 2015

Among the most popular new products to hit the convention floor were tobacco-free vapor hookahs and an arcade-style beer pong table designed for bars.

Electronic Cigarette Growth Re-Accelerates
CSPnet.com - April 1, 2015

NEW YORK -- Though much has been made of the recent deceleration of electronic cigarettes and vapor sales, the latest Nielsen data depicts optimistic ...

While FDA's Proposed E-Cigarette Rule Is Pending, FTC Mulls ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - April 1, 2015

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

Written by Tim Worstall
The Adam Smith Institute (blog) - April 1, 2015

E-cigarettes need to be more strictly controlled to stop teenagers using them, ... The truth is, of course, that these results show that electronic cigarettes are an ...

Richard Godwin: E-cigarettes are not as harmless as we might think
Evening Standard - April 1, 2015

But as a new study led by Professor Mark Bellis in the BMC Public Health journal makes clear, just because e-cigarettes are "better" than normal cigarettes it ...

Letter: E-cigs need more restrictions
Dickinson Press - March 31, 2015

I've never personally used e-cigarettes, but I have watched my peers and friends fall for the lies that the tobacco companies tell us about their "safety." These are ...

Taxing tobacco: Hassan's bad proposal
The Union Leader - March 31, 2015

Covering e-cigarettes would apply the tobacco tax to a non-tobacco product. E-cigarettes can deliver nicotine, but they do not use tobacco. They often provide ...

CT Law Makers Proposing Stricter Cigarette Laws
It's Relevant: New Canaan - March 31, 2015

Connecticut law makers are taking steps towards banning smoking with small children in cars, ... This would ban the use of e-cigs in places such as bars, restaurants, and other places where traditional cigarettes have already been banned.

Idea Of Taxing E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Gets Key Support
CBS Local - March 31, 2015

Advocates for e-cigarettes and vaping (as using the e-cigs is called) say that while no product that contains nicotine is 100 percent saf, e-cigarettes are much ...

EDITORIAL: Hemet's e-cigarette ban
Press-Enterprise - March 31, 2015

A 2012 study in the journal Inhalation Toxicology examined the impact of electronic cigarettes on air quality. The researchers found "no apparent risk to human ...

New Anti-Smoking Campaign Launched
KGAN TV - March 31, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (Iowa News Service) - Colon cancer, vision problems and myths about "vaping" - a slang term for using e-cigarettes - are featured in a new ...

Executive function deficits linked to e-cigarette use in early ...
Family Practice News Digital Network - March 31, 2015

Adolescents with deficits in executive function were almost five times more likely to use e-cigarettes than were those without deficits, Dr. Mary Ann Pentz and her ...

E-Cigarette Smoking Leads to Drinking Habits in Teenagers
Capital OTC - March 31, 2015

According to a recent study, the controversial e-cigarettes are used by nonsmoking and smoking teenagers, and this usually leads to other dangerous habits, ..

The ALEC-Backed War on Local Democracy
PR Watch - March 31, 2015

From New Jersey to Oregon, on topics as diverse as minimum wage, paid sick leave, community broadband, e-cigarettes, and GMOs, state politicians are ...

Island Health urges ban on e-cigarettes
Nanaimo News Bulletin - March 31, 2015

If smoking is banned from civic spaces, so should vaping, according to Island ... not selling to minors and banning the use on public and private school grounds, ... the e-cigarettes, including limiting or preventing access for minors, but not bans.

One in five teens have tried e-cigarettes, a British study finds
Reuters - March 31, 2015

One in five teenagers have experimented with e-cigarettes, a large study of British school students showed on Tuesday, fuelling debate about the widespread availability of the electronic devices. Many experts view the metal tubes that heat nicotine-laced

Health Department Seeking Contractors to Educate Local Youth on Health Risks of E-Cigarettes
Southern Maryland O March 31, 2015

Use of tobacco and exposure to second hand smoke are the leading preventable causes of death in the United States. Funds for this award are provided from ...

E-cigarettes cast haze over prevention work
taosnews - March 31, 2015

The e-cigarette industry posits the devices are safer than smoking and can offer a ... a bill that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and require e-juice to be ... there are plans to push for a Taos County ordinance banning sale to minors.

Forum editorial: Don't be fooled by e-cig hype
InForum - March 31, 2015

Legislature is buying into Big Tobacco's clever but dishonest narrative about e-cigarettes.... Big Tobacco has become Big Vaping....It is counterintuitive to grant a tax break to devices and substances that use candy flavors and faux fashion to attract us

E- cigarettes
Bismarck Tribune - March 31, 2015

But just because e-cigs don't smell or taste as bad as traditional cigarettes doesn't ... Prohibiting e-cig sales to minors and recognizing them as tobacco products ...

Vape shop aims to fill Uptown with flavor
Miami Student - March 31, 2015

"I think I would support it for the sole fact that it could potentially help current smokers quit," McDougall said. "My only fear is that non-smokers will pick it up and ...

Lawmakers fume over e-cig sales
Jacksonville Daily Progress - March 31, 2015

Texas is one of nine states that don't limit sales of e-cigarettes to youth - a status that could soon change. The Senate last week passed a bill banning e-cigarette ...

EDITORIAL: 'Vaping' unknowns justify public controls
Beaumont Enterprise - March 31, 2015

Beaumont City Manager Kyle Hayes says the city's 2006 smoking ban includes vaping, ... Smoking bans were once considered a violation of individual rights.

Committee passes e-cigarette measure
The Spokesman Review - March 31, 2015

OLYMPIA - The state could establish rules for advertising and warning labels for e-cigarettes if the federal government doesn't do it first, under legislation ...

E-Cigarettes Lights Up Capitol Fight
urbanmilwaukee - March 30, 2015

Should they be taxed like cigarettes, banned from restaurants/bars or protected ... Debra Kolste wants to add e-cigarettes to the statewide indoor smoking ban. ... on a bill pre-empting local governments from enacting their own e-cigarette bans.

Cambridge School Board hears about exciting things happening at ...
hngnews.com - March 30, 2015

Since the arrival of e-cigarettes, other policies have also been affected, such as Policy No. 831, regulating tobacco, alcohol and other drug use on school ...

WaLeg Day 78: Committee stubs out e-cigarette tax
The Spokesman Review (blog) - March 30, 2015

OLYMPIA - A state agency could set up rules for advertising and warning labels for e-cigarettes next July, if the federal government doesn't do it first under ...

Glenville weighs moratorium on adult shops
The Daily Gazette - March 30, 2015

GLENVILLE - New strip clubs, adult video stores, pawn shops and vape shops could soon be banned temporarily in Glenville as town officials determine how ...

Scientists issue call for urgent controls on e-cigarette sales to children
The Guardian - March 30, 2015

E-cigarettes are potentially less harmful than conventional tobacco products, ... enforcement is done properly and that advertising and promotion is not done in a ...

E-cigarettes Doing More Harm than Good
American Register - March 30, 2015

Health experts have warned that teen agers who didn't start smoking are now using ... the government is bringing forward laws to ban the sale to under eighteen.

Middle schoolers caught buying and using e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
WTNH - March 30, 2015

Officials say students at Dodd Middle School used cash to purchase prepaid credit cards to buy e-cigarettes online.

Delaware lawmakers face opposition from former smokers on e-cigarette restrictions
Newsworks.org - March 30, 2015

Opponents of a Delaware plan to forbid electronic cigarette use in restaurants, bars and other indoor public spaces say they'll converge on Legislative Hall in Dover Wednesday to argue against the bill.

Editorial: Banning sale of e-cigs to minors is right step
GazetteNET - March 30, 2015

Let's get real: Adults who smoke bubble gum- and banana split-flavored electronic cigarettes and use a Batman holster to carry them around are few and far ...

Legal haze about vaping in SE Texas
Beaumont Enterprise - March 30, 2015

A cloud lingered, wafting through a dimly lit Thirsty's bar one hot September day. About 15 patrons sat near the front like mythical dragons, emitting a haze from odd electronic devices.

Hookah lounge opens up in downtown Roanoke
Roanoke Times (blog) - March 30, 2015

Additionally, there is water vapor available, which is used in e-cigarettes for those who don't smoke tobacco. The entire space can hold about 450 people at ...

The State of Politics: E-Cigarettes Lights Up Capitol Fight
urbanmilwaukee - March 30, 2015

Its a three-sided debate: Republican Rep. Joel Kleefisch wants to tell local governments they cant ban e-cigarettes. Democratic Rep. Debra Kolste wants to add e-cigarettes to the statewide indoor smoking ban. And others ask whether Wisconsin should follow Minnesotas lead and levy a new tax on them. A National Conference of State Legislatures magazine article defined e-cigarettes this way: Electronic cigarettes or personal vaporizers may look like ...

New CDC Ad Talks Dangers Of E-Cigs, Cigarettes
Here And Now - March 30, 2015

Kristy is a 35-year-old wife and mother who tried to quit smoking by using e-cigarettes but ended up just smoking both.

C-Store Retailers Split as Reynolds-Lorillard Decision Approaches
CSPnet.com - March 30, 2015

Convenience-store retailers offered divergent opinions on the merger of Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. as the tobacco companies and the c-store industry await the ruling by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Reynolds American and Lorillard are expected to meet this week with the FTC ahead of a final decision, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. The FTC is scrutinizing Imperial closely to determine whether the company can emerge as a significant U.S. competitor with the assets sold by Reynolds and Lorillard, including Blu electronic cigarettes and Maverick, Kool, Salem and Winston cigarettes.

NHMRC draws breath on e-cigarettes
PS News - March 30, 2015

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has found that on existing evidence, it cannot conclude whether e-cigarettes are harmful or if they are beneficial in helping smokers quit. The NHMRC recommended that health authorities act to minimise harm until evidence of the safety, quality and efficacy of e-cigarettes could be produced.

Hong Kong anti-smoking watchdog urges ban on e-cigarettes
South China Morning Post (subscription) - March 30, 2015

New laws could restrict the sale of e-cigarettes in Guernsey
ITV News - March 30, 2015

Guernsey's Health Department wants to put rules in place for selling electronic cigarettes. It's asking the States to agree new regulations as part of the Tobacco Control Strategy.

GLANTZ: Evidence that e-cigarette use is associated with increased susceptibility to smoking among 10-11 year-olds in the UK
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - March 29, 2015

E-cigarette enthusiasts, particularly from the UK, have consistently minimized the possibility that e-cigarette use was increasing among kids and that e-cigarette use would predict later smoking. Graham Moore and colleagues recently published E-cigarette use and intentions to smoke among 10-11-year-old never-smokers in Wales, a carefully done survey of 1500 youth that found that..

Why the CDC Is Targeting E-Cigarettes
The Epoch Times - March 29, 2015

The health risks of using electronic cigarettesalso known as vapingis the subject of an anti-smoking ad campaign by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), ...

Montville company wants to transform e-cigarette industry
Daily Record - March 29, 2015

As electronic cigarettes continue to surge in popularity, a new company in Montville is poised to become one of the largest manufacturers of "e-liquid" in the multi-billion-dollar industry. While e-cigarettes have existed for decades, a new design of smoking devices has helped the industry build impressive growth over the past dozen years. Initially, smaller companies dominated the market, selling their wares online, via mail order and in boutique shops before the convenience store industry embraced it a few years ago. Sensory Solution, however, does not sell e-cigarette or e-liquid products to the retail market. They either sell the raw materials including liquid nicotine, the active ingredient in tobacco products to other manufacturers, or contract with companies that want Sensory Solution to formulate, mix, bottle and package e-liquid products they sell under their own brand names.

Vermont grapples with e-cigarette legislation from taxes to manufacturing and marketing
Vtdigger.org - March 29, 2015

With a perfected mixture complete in June 2009, Tredwell launched Vermont Vapor Inc. as one of the first U.S. manufacturers and wholesalers of juice for e-cigarettes. His mother, Linda Barker, runs the Castleton companys companion shop, selling the bottled liquid in two sizes and e-cigarette equipment displayed in glass-enclosed cases. As of late February, 42 states had passed legislation relating to electronic cigarettes, most defining the product as a tobacco substitute and prohibiting sales to minors, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures website. It shows Vermont as the only state that requires federal child-resistant packaging on liquid for e-cigarettes. And 18 states have added e-cigarettes to smoking prohibitions in at least some public places, the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation reported in January.

When conventional wisdom slips
Sacramento Bee (blog) - March 29, 2015

...So what did Stone do as one of his first acts? He signed on as a co-author of a bill that goes against Republican orthodoxy, one that surely will be fought by one of the California Republican Partys few remaining patrons, the tobacco industry. One carried by San Francisco lib Sen. Mark Leno, no less. The bill, SB 140, would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces such as bars and restaurants. Philip Morris and its crew wont be able to count on lockstep Republican opposition to the restrictions, unlike in past years. ...

Lawmakers fume over e-cigarette sales
Corsicana Daily Sun - March 29, 2015

AUSTIN - Peddlers of electronic cigarettes may claim their products only release harmless vapors, but a number of lawmakers are unconvinced and now ...

'Vaping' is an 'unknown' risk
St. George Daily Spectrum - March 28, 2015

Vaping has taken the country by storm, taking the idea of the e-cigarette and turning it, for some, into a way of tapering off cigarettes, though companies shy ...

Utah legislators force e-cigarettes to abide by new rules
The Independent - March 28, 2015

The past six years have seen exponential growth in the national usage of e-cigarettes, battery-powered vaporizers which heat a liquid mixture that usuallybut not alwayscontains nicotine without the need for the tobacco plant. In 2010, e-cigarettes generated $416 million in sales. In 2015, numbers are projected to reach over $3.2 billion in sales by the end of the year, landing the industry with a 775 percent increase over the six-year time period. On Tuesday, March 24, Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill preventing cigarette retailers from being able to sell e-cigarette refill cartridges unless those products have conformed to newly-legislated regulations in packaging and labeling.

Legislature looking at banning sales of e-cigarettes to youth
Mineral Wells Index - March 28, 2015

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that a number of e-cigarette users are migrating from more traditional tobacco products, though a ...

Middle-schooler encourages County Exec to ban vaping in public
WBFO - March 28, 2015

At Friday's signing of a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz read an email letter he had received in ...

Thank you, Sunshine Depot
Star News - March 28, 2015

I'd like to thank the Sunshine Depot for choosing to protect families, the public and their workers from the potential risk of using electronic cigarettes indoors.

CHELSEA SCHNEIDER: E-cigs on the legislative radar
Evansville Courier & Press - March 28, 2015

Regulations on electronic cigarettes are moving forward in the Indiana General Assembly but not exactly as originally envisioned by some state officials.

Vape concerns - Public forum set for next week
Rexburg Standard Journal - March 28, 2015

Rexburg - The public forum to take place April 1 is no April Fools Day joke. The topic of discussion at the meeting, which will take place in City Hall at 6 p.m., is vaping the inhaling of vapor from e-cigarettes.

EDITORIAL: E-cigs should be banned in workplaces, including bars
Fresno Bee - March 28, 2015

Californians take for granted that bars, restaurants and other workplaces are smoke-free, thanks to legislation that took effect 20 years ago. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights reports that 61 California cities have ordinances restricting e-cigarettes. Among the cities that don't: Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield, Modesto and Stockton. The Valley needs to wise up.

Rep. Speier Introduces Bill to Clarify Regulation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Items ($$)
Targeted News Service (subscription) - March 28, 2015

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1517) to "provide greater clarity in the regulation of electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic

Santa Rosa ban on smoking inside attached housing unit nears vote
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - March 28, 2015

For residents of Santa Rosas tallest building, the 14-story Bethlehem Tower, theres been nowhere to hide from secondhand smoke for years. The 159 units of affordable housing for seniors are connected by enclosed hallways and a common ventilation system that means everyone is effectively breathing the same air.

How Big Vaping is misinforming the public about e-cigarettes
Vox Media - March 28, 2015

California is the newest case study in the e-cigarette information wars. On Sunday, California's public health department went live with an awareness campaign about e-cigarettes on a new website, Still Blowing Smoke. By the time of their official launch on Monday, vaping advocates were already on the offensive with a nearly identical site: Not Blowing Smoke.


Heflin weighs limits on vaping in public buildings
Anniston Star - March 27, 2015

E-cigarettes, a type of personal vaporizer, uses a battery-powered heating element to heat a liquid containing nicotine and other substances when the user ...

The Canadian E-Cig Industry Is Wildly Unregulated
VICE - March 27, 2015

On October 17, 2014, Flavour Crafters, one of Canada's largest manufacturers of e-cigarette liquids, received a 26-page report from a chemical analysis laboratory in Durham, North Carolina. The report summarized testing performed on Flavour Crafters' line of e-liquids, found one of them to contain a chemical linked to a devastating respiratory disease, and led the London, Ontario, company to rapidly recall 5,000 bottles of Groovy Grape from across Canada. The recall was not the result of Groovy Grape failing to meet the standards set by consumer protection lawsas Canada has no federal and little provincial legislation tailored to govern the production and sale of e-cigarettes and e-liquids.

Wandering Eye: Governments attack e-cigs, of course Ted Cruz likes ...
Baltimore City Paper (blog) - March 27, 2015

The governments of the U.S. and California now have advertising campaigns to scare people away from using electronic cigarettes, even though science continues to confirm the vapor released by the battery-powered nicotine-delivery devices contain such a tiny fraction of the harmful constituents found in tobacco smoke that it is no more damaging than ambient air. The governments' public-relations efforts are in line with those of Big Tobacco, which has started, voluntarily, to put warning labels on e-cig products that make them sound as dangerous as traditional cigarettes, perhaps prompting users to just stay with the cancer sticks. Meanwhile, it appears many consumers are shutting out the noise, doing their own research into what the science is showing, and using e-cigs to quit smoking (like I did, nearly a year ago), while hardly any e-cig users are taking up smoking. A new large-scale U.S. survey, which mirrors the results of a Canadian public opinion poll in December, finds that "nearly one-quarter of those who regularly used e-cigaretttes after regularly using traditional cigarettes no longer regularly use traditional cigarettes," while "less than 2 percent of current regular e-cigarette users report transitioning to current regular use of traditional cigarettes." (Van Smith)

CDC's New Ad Campaign Aims to Help People Quit Smoking
Maine News - March 27, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is launching an ad campaign as the latest strike in a long running media battle between public health authorities and the tobacco industry to sway Americans feelings about cigarettes. The distinct thing about the new ad campaign is that for the first time the ads will also include former e-cigarette users as well. The rise of electronic cigarettes has triggered the message wars between the CDC and Big Tobacco.

CDC's New Anti-Smoking Ads Target E?Cigarettes
Fox Business - March 27, 2015

Even the industry's push to sell health-conscious e-cigarettes, which lets users vape nicotine, is now under fire. The Centers for Disease Control and ...

Are e-cigarettes safer for pregnant women?
CBS News - March 27, 2015

Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects.

E-Cigarettes: Helping smokers quit or fueling new addiction
WKRC TV Cincinnati - March 27, 2015

The selling point is the clean image e-cigarettes purvey by removing the ... the taxation and legislation restricting tobacco advertising and increasing prices.

E-cigarette research stimulates debate
Science Media Centre (blog) - March 27, 2015

Electronic cigarettes sold in New Zealand are stronger than they used to be, but contain far less harmful toxicants than regular cigarettes, according to a new analysis of leading brands published in the New Zealand Medical Journal. The author of the study, Dr Murray Laugesen, also found discrepancies between labelled and actual nicotine content, prompting a call for better regulation of these products.

America declares war on e-cigarettes. But it's an ideological battle, not a medical one
Spectator.co.uk (blog) - March 27, 2015

Here is the best piece on the subject of e-cigs as a method of harm-reduction. It was written exclusively for Spectator Health by Dr Derek Yach, the man who ...

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children
HealthDay - March 27, 2015

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects. Animal experiments have shown that exposure to nicotine can harm developing lungs and brains, according to the review's senior author Dr. Tim McAfee, director of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking and Health. The harm in the animal brains occurs in areas involved in thinking and language development, and short- and long-term memory, he said.

E-cigs a safer bet, research claims
New Zealand Doctor Online - March 27, 2015

E-cigarettes are a safer option than conventional cigarettes because they have less nicotine and toxins per puff, research claims. University of Canterbury ...

Poloncarz to sign law restricting e-cigarettes
Buffalo News - March 27, 2015

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz will sign Friday a local law regulating the use of e-cigarettes in public places. The County Legislature in February approved a local law that bans the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices at all public indoor facilities, except in establishments where the devices and their accoutrements are either being sold to or sampled by prospective users.

Say Anything: Vaping shouldn't be called smoking
The Bowman Extra - March 27, 2015

It isnt currently illegal in North Dakota to sell vaping products to minors, though most retailers wont sell them to kids anyway and doing so almost certainly will be illegal once this session is over. But the relatively non-controversial move toward prohibiting sales to minors has quickly become a proxy battle over whether or not vaping should be lumped in with tobacco use.

Vaping regs appropriate for minors
Yakima Herald-Republic - March 27, 2015

The science isnt in on health risks associated with e-cigarettes, but the state Senate has taken a step to limit access to the increasingly popular product to people under 18. We're glad that the Yakima School District has included electronic smoking/vapor devices in its ban on tobacco products on campus. We know adults will do as ...

Madison considers future restrictions of tobacco, vaping businesses
Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 - March 26, 2015

The city of Madison is considering an ordinance that would restrict the future locations of stores that primarily sell tobacco products and vaping supplies and paraphernalia. …

Smoking declines but e-cig use climbs among teens
SnoValley Star - March 26, 2015

One in five King County high school seniors reported vaping or e-cigarette use, which is double the number that smokes cigarettes. Our kids have far too easy ...

State prison, white crime registry, 'Right to Try' among recent bills ...
St George News - March 26, 2015

House Bill 415, Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes, places state restrictions on the selling or distribution of electronic cigarette products. It allows the Department of Health to determine product quality, nicotine content, and packaging and labeling standards.

Editorial: Failures of the session were collective
Ruidoso News - March 26, 2015

... banned coyote hunting contests, legalized and regulated online ride-sharing companies, prohibited e-cigarette sales to minors, restricted late-term abortions, ... all were defeated.

Capitola weighs banning e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
KSBW The Central Coast - March 26, 2015

Capitola is looking at joining more the 70 other communities in California that have included electronic cigarette regulations in their smoking laws.

Vaping and e-cig regulation bill stalls [VIDEO]
KATV - March 26, 2015

A bill to regulate the electronic cigarette and vaping industry has small business owners and the American Heart Association speaking out against it, many fear this would restrict the way vape shops do business in Arkansas. More than a dozen spoke out against this bill in a House Rules Committee with just a few speaking for it saying it's about public safety, but the opposition saying it would burden small businesses and preempt local control. One of the major concerns we have with this bill is the preemption language that is in this bill, this bill is written by the tobacco industry, said Barbara Kumpe, Government Relations for the American Heart Association.

Texas House committee considers e-cigarette ban for minors
Hillcountrynews - March 26, 2015

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

The CDC's Anti-Smoking Ads Now Include E-Cigarettes
Bloomberg News - March 26, 2015

Starting on March 30, the CDC will roll out a $68 million ad campaign designed to help smokers quit. The campaign expands on the CDC's three-year-old "Tips from Former Smokers" series, which enlists real people who've been ravaged by smoking. And for the

Are e-cigs really the lesser of two evils?
Villanovan (subscription) - March 26, 2015

A man who has been smoking for the majority of his life has tried and failed to quit .... action in completely banning e-cigarettes until more research is conducted.

Insufficient evidence supports e-cigarettes as alternative to smoking
helpmeoutDOC News - March 26, 2015

There is not enough evidence to know whether electronic cigarettes help smokers quit or whether they are harmful, according to Australia's expert health…

E-cigs, medical marijuana banned at Muskegon Community College
MLive.com - March 26, 2015

E-cigarettes, along with medical marijuana, have been officially banned at ... While there have been reports of students smoking e-cigarettes in class, there have .

'Vaping' - New Jersey shops cash in on smokeless alternative
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - March 26, 2015

For others, it's considered a safe alternative to smoking. Tobacco is not ... The use of electronic smoking devices is included in New Jersey's indoor smoking ban.

Western Pa. school districts address e-cigarettes
Tribune-Review - March 26, 2015

Superintendent Gary Peiffer said he discussed the possibility of a ban with ... A first offense violation results in a Saturday detention and smoking cessation class.

Editorial: Loophole for e-cigarettes, vaping needs to be closed
The Republic - March 25, 2015

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

Tobacco, e-cigarette sellers urge legislators to drop tax hike from ...
The-News-Leader - March 25, 2015

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

E-Cigarettes Under Fire at Legislature
The Putnam County Courier (subscription) - March 25, 2015

E-Cigarettes Under Fire at Legislature ... may be enacting a local law restricting the use of electronic cigarettes in locations where smoking is prohibited. The full ...

Business Owner Reacts After Health District Proposes E-Cigarette ...
KTVN - March 25, 2015

... some of them have even tried the prescription medication to get off smoking ... the FDA or Nevada lawmakers implement new regulations to ban the sale of ...

New bill looks to ban e-cig sales to minors
WZZM - March 25, 2015

He sees e-cigs as a "smoking alternative made up of flavoring, and nicotine is ... this year Michigan will be the only state that has not banned the sale of e-cigs to ...

Walnut Creek To Be Honored For Its Tough Secondhand Smoke ...
Patch.com - March 25, 2015

Concord was the first community in the county to regulate electronic smoking devices like e-cigarettes when it adopted a smokefree downtown policy in 2012.

Dixon leaders clarify leash law, electronic cigarette regulations
TheReporter.Com - March 25, 2015

Dixon dog lovers on Tuesday protested a move they perceived as more stringent on leash-law rules and vocalized a need for more off-leash space to exercise ...

EDITORIAL: State health agency does Big Tobacco's dirty work on e ...
Press-Enterprise - March 25, 2015

On one side stands the mighty California Department of Public Health; on the other, purveyors of a small, unassuming device, the electronic cigarette. The state ...

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

"And whether it's a movement in the right direction, I can't say right now. ... According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, 587 U.S. campuses banned vaping ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Virtual Press Office (press release ) March 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

What's driving this public health message?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daniel Pettley exhales vapor as he demonstrates the use of his electronic cigarette in Salt Lake City, Aug. 14, 2014. Stores in Suffolk County have 90 days to ...

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

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

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

E-cigarettes and the vaping devices they have spawned are battery-powered products that are meant to allow users to inhale water vapor instead of the smoke, ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

County to prohibit vaping
DeSoto Times - March 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

City smoking debate continues
Morehead News - March 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Electronic cigarette bill moves forward
WTHI - March 9, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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