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San Francisco voters approved a proposition that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products- By Madison Park & Roni Selig, CNN | June 6th, 2018 including menthol cigarettes and flavored vaping liquids on Tuesday. With 99% of precincts reporting, 68% had voted in favor of Proposition E and 31% opposed. The battle over the flavored tobacco ban has been an expensive one in the city, with tobacco company R.J. Reynolds contributing nearly $12 million against the measure and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg contributing more than $3Read More
The Manhattan City Commission passed a ban of vaping on Nov. 15, prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in public places or places of employment. By Molly Thomas | December 6th, 2016 Enclosed public buildings or buildings into which the public is invited are included in the locations where vaping and e-cigarettes are banned. In August 2008, the City Clerk’s office received petitions and a proposed ordinance to require the City of Manhattan to prohibit tobacco smoking in public places and places of employment. The tobacco ordinance did not include vapingRead More
Facing potential bankruptcy, the nation’s 15,000 vaping and e-cigarette outlets are mounting a massive political campaign- By Paul Bedard | September 6th, 2016 to win a congressional reversal of new and costly Food and Drug Administration rules that just went into effect. The “Right to Vape” campaign plans to barnstorm through 15 battleground and politically influential states to pressure lawmakers up for re-election to promise to use the upcoming November lame-duck session to make changes to the regulations. The Washington-based Americans for Tax Reform has teamed with Consumer Advocates forRead More
California lawmakers are considering a proposal that would ban tobacco and e-cigarette use at government parks and beaches throughout the state. Leo Pusateri | July 11th, 2016 Senate Bill 1333 is under consideration by the California State Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife. SB 1333’s sponsor, state Sen. Marty Block (D-San Diego), told media he offered the bill to protect the state’s forests from wildfires. Under the bill, people caught using tobacco or e-cigarettes in government parks or beaches would be fined up to $250. Banning ‘Minority Lifestyle Choices’Read More
Network Rail has long upheld a ban on e-cigs, and many rail franchises have already followed suit specifically outlining the train station ban on their websites Alessandro Sorrentino/James Chapple | July 7th, 2016 Despite still being perfectly legal, smoking e-cigarettes are now banned from the platforms at most UK railway stations. While the 2007 smoking ban outlawed lighting up traditional tobacco products in public places, there is no such legislation concerning e-cigs. But Network Rail, which manages a number of the UK’s largest railway stations, has long upheld a banRead More

Posted On July 6, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

Utah Bans Online Vaping Purchases

Utah has passed a law making online purchases illegal by residents after July 1. Jim McDonald | June 27th,2016 According to Aaron Frazier, executive director of the Utah Smoke-Free Association, the law prohibits citizens of Utah from buying any vaping related products, including e-liquid, from any business except in a face-to-face transaction. And since Utah has encouraged local zoning laws that make brick-and-mortar businesses nearly impossible to open in many areas, many of Utah’s estimated 35,000 vapers will have no access to lifesaving vape products at all. “We fear thatRead More
The thick vapor clouds that wafted over the steps of the State House one day last week were just a signal of the latest battle over anti-smoking legislation that smoldered inside. By John C. Ensslin – May 22nd, 2016 The clouds were generated by a group of several dozen vaping enthusiasts who were making the claim that their habit had enabled them to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes while still getting a nicotine hit. Inside the hearing room, however, members of the Senate health committee — at the urging of publicRead More
New Jersey lawmakers this week stepped up their focus on further restricting tobacco use in the state- By Michael Symons – May 17th, 2016 as a Senate panel advanced plans to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and the sale of any tobacco products in pharmacies. The moves come on top of pushes to raise the minimum smoking age  and eliminate smoking in all but small sections of public beaches and parks. And one of the latest bills might be expanded further to ban tobacco sales even in supermarkets with pharmacy departments.Read More
TRENTON — New Jersey is one step closer to banning the sale of most flavored electronic cigarettes. By Brent Johnson – May 17th, 2016 The state Senate’s health committee on Monday voted to approve a bill that would bar anyone from selling the increasingly popular vapor products in flavors other than clove, menthol and tobacco. The vote came despite more than an hour of passionate opposition from business owners and customers of the increasingly popular “vaping” industry, which has seen stores pop up in countless strip malls across New Jersey. “Vaping” is the process of pullingRead More
DECATUR – E-cigarette users won’t be able to partake inside Decatur Park District facilities, the park board decided Wednesday. By Allison Petty – April 22nd, 2016 The ban on e-cigarettes, also called e-cigs or vapes, applies to areas that already did not allow cigarette smoking, such as the golf clubhouses, Fairview Pool, Overlook Adventure Miniature Golf and Decatur Indoor Sports Center. Those facilities have designated outdoor smoking areas, and the e-cigs could be used there, Executive Director Bill Clevenger said. “We’ve really just continued what has been in existence forRead More