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Industry and health groups are flocking to the White House in hopes of winning last-minute changes to sweeping new regulations for electronic cigarettes and conventional cigars. By Lydia Wheeler – December 03, 2015 A hotly contested rule that would for the first time put both types of products under the Food and Drug Administration’s supervision is undergoing final review at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Twenty-one meetings to discuss the so-called deeming rule dominated the office’s schedule in November as dozens of business and advocacy groupsRead More
Their house, their rules? An opponent of banning vaping indoors says peeping Toms would be needed for enforcement. By Steven Nelson – November 12, 2015 In the near future, all 1.2 million American households residing in public housing units may be banned from smoking tobacco indoors – but the now-commonplace proposed regulation is inflaming passions, with the Department of Housing and Urban Development threatening to include e-cigarettes in the ban. The department explicitly requested input Thursday about whether to include the vapor-producing devices when it issues a final regulatory rule sometime after a 60-day public comment period, andRead More
The Welsh Government is hoping to bring the use of e-cigarettes and vaping into line with the current smoking ban by the end of 2016. By Judy B – November 12, 2015 Back in 2014, the Welsh Government’s Health Minister Mark Drakeford announced proposal to ban on the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public spaces, substantially enclosed public places, and places of work in Wales. Despite of joint efforts of many vapers and vaping advocates working alongside with the Welsh Assembly Members to call off the ridiculous idea, Welsh Government seems toRead More

Posted On November 11, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

Maine Snuffs Out Public Use of E-Cigarettes

A new law expanding Maine’s ban on public tobacco use to include e-cigarettes took effect in October, prohibiting e-cigarette use in restaurants, public beaches, and other gathering spots. By Tony Corvo- November 04, 2015 Tobacco use in privately owned restaurants has been illegal in Maine since 2004, and smoking on government property has been illegal since 2009. The new law treats e-cigarettes as tobacco products in the definitions of the state’s smoking bans. ‘Pandering to Hypochondria’ Christopher Snowdon, director of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, says e-cigarettes andRead More
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 — The crackdown on vaping here has sparked concern from vape businesses in China who do trade with Malaysian counterparts, a local vape advocacy group said. By Boo Su-Lyn – November 11, 2015 Malaysian E-Vaporisers and Tobacco Alternative Association (Mevta) chairman Allan Foo, who is currently in Shenzhen, China for a conference with Chinese vape traders today, said Malaysia exports vape liquids to China and imports hardware from the Asian country. “They’re worried because Malaysia is their second-largest market, after the US,” Foo told Malay MailRead More
The majority of Americans are woefully misinformed about the health effects of vaping, with public health campaigners bearing the brunt of the criticism for spreading scare stories about the dangers of e-cigarettes. By Guy Bentley – November 10, 2015 A poll conducted for the Boston Globe and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that only 44 percent of Americans believed e-cigarettes to be less harmful than smoking tobacco. Almost a third of the public — 32 percent — said they thought vaping was just as harmful as tobacco, whileRead More
Users and sellers of electronic cigarettes, which are far less harmful than tobacco-burning ones, are often filled with enthusiasm for their new method of nicotine consumption, popularly referred to as vaping. Ron Rotatori, who owns a vaping shop in Wildwood, says he cut his half-century-long cigarette habit from two packs to just two cigarettes a day by vaping. His enthusiasm and business led him to create a Vaping at the Shore expo with the help of the Wildwoods Convention Center, which had been planned for this past Saturday. Joseph Vitale,Read More

Posted On October 29, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Legislation

The Great Vapor Caper

The Santa Clarita City Council’s decision last week to define vapor products as “tobacco” is a big disappointment to those of us who are seeing the erosion of liberty in our daily lives and expect our local legislators to use restraint when enacting new ordinances. By Steve Petzold – October 23, 2015 The revised tobacco ordinance was precipitated by a very small number of complaints to the city by individuals who are offended by seeing others use vape devices. In response to these few, the city manager and staff decidedRead More
SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. – E-cigarettes have the support of one Sedgwick County commissioner who says he wants to allow people to smoke them in county buildings. Commission Jim Howell’s goal is to make the law clear so there’s no more confusion. By Emily Griffin – October 20, 2015 Howell said part of the confusion comes from the “no smoking” signs posted outside county buildings. Tobacco products, pipes and cigars are not allowed, but the signs don’t apply to those who use e-cigarettes. Those devices are actually already allowed in countyRead More
When they get their heads out of their personal clouds, vapers riding BART are in for a rude awakening. You can’t vape while riding on or waiting for Bay Area Rapid Transit, and there are now signs to emphasize that fact. By Caleb Pershan – October 22, 2015 Of course, if you yourself are about that #vapelife, you probably will do as you must. As vaping can be a relatively discrete behavior, unless you’ve got one of those fog machine ones, you’ll probably get away with it too. But maybeRead More