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A federal appeals court struck down part of Indiana’s controversial law regulating out-of-state production and sale of e-liquids used in vaping. By Tim Evans, Tony Cook & Mark Alesia | January 30th, 2017 In a decision issued today by a three-judge panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge David Hamilton wrote: “The Act is written so as to have an extraterritorial reach that is unprecedented, imposing detailed requirements of Indiana law on out-of-state manufacturing operations. The Act regulates the design and operation of out-of-state production facilities, including requirements forRead More
One question that parents, educators and society face is when to hold youth responsible for their actions. By Peter Rosenstein | November 28th, 2016 Should there be punishment or should they be excused for not following rules or laws? This question was apparently debated on the D.C. Council during its discussion over raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21. The Washington Post reports, “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser plans to sign some of the nation’s toughest anti-tobacco laws increasing the smoking age to 21 and regulate electronic cigarettesRead More
A federal judge on Thursday upheld as constitutional a controversial state law that regulates the manufacturing of vaping “e-liquids.” Scott Olson | June 30th, 2016 The law, which is set to go into effect on Friday, withstood a challenge from a handful of vaping companies that had argued the statute is too restrictive and thus unconstitutional. In her decision, Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, sided with the state and denied the industry’s motions for summary judgment and preliminary injunction. “As repeatedly made clearRead More
Washington County is going smoke-free in almost all of its parks and recreation areas. By CJ Lovelace – April 5th, 2016 The county Recreation and Parks Advisory Board on Tuesday announced the smoking ban, which also applies to e-cigarettes or vaping products, that went into effect Friday, according to a county news release. The county joins 17 other jurisdictions in the state that encourage visitors to keep parks and recreation facilities tobacco and vape free, particularly around areas where children play or that host youth activities. Several county parks, suchRead More
Some in Illinois are hoping a recent proposal will prevent young people from picking up the smoking habit, while others believe the legislation is an over-reach. By Loreto Cruz – March 22nd, 2016 Legislation that would increase the smoking age from 18 to 21 is officially moving through the Illinois Senate as of Friday, March 18. The update comes less than a week after Chicago changed the age within city limits, falling in line with California, where lawmakers passed similar legislation earlier this month. “As you are older you can make a better judgment,” MarionRead More
It was bound to come down to a judge’s ruling eventually, but we didn’t know it would happen this soon. By Jimmy Hafrey – February 21st, 2016 In New York, a judge just ruled that vaping is not smoking and the two words cannot be used interchangeably. New York currently bans smoking in most public areas, but according to the judge that doesn’t mean vaping is automatically banned as well. After a vaper was cited for using his device on a subway platform, he challenged the issue in court. InRead More

Posted On February 18, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Legislation

EP Plans To Ban Vaping In City Facilities

There will be no vaping inside City Hall. Or the police station. Or in a police car, for that matter. By Scott Hilyard – February 18th, 2016 In fact, no vaping, period, if the City Council approves an ordinance prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes and other electronic smoking devices in any city facilities. The prohibition would not extend to public areas like stores, bars, restaurants and work places as allowed by the Smoke-Free Illinois Act enacted in 2008 that ended smoking in public places. The ordinance was passed onRead More

Posted On February 12, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

Smoking, Vaping, Chewing Could Be Banned

ANSONIA — No more smoking, chewing or vaping in the city’s parks or recreation sites, if a proposed ordinance is approved later this month. By Michael P. Mayko – February 12, 2016 Joan Radin, a fifth ward alderwoman and local pharmacist, made sure vaping was added to the substances the Board of Aldermen is considering banning. “It’s become prevalent among youths, especially in our high schools,” said Radin, who is the proprietor of the century-old Lear Pharmacy on Wakelee Avenue. Both Matthew Edo, a sixth ward alderman who chairs theRead More
A bill that would have banned the use of electronic cigarettes in restaurants and many other public places in Virginia was defeated in a General Assembly committee on Tuesday. By John Reid Blackwell – February 09, 2016 By an 8-4 voice vote, the Senate’s committee on local government set aside the legislation introduced by Sen. John C. Miller, D-Newport News, which sought to include restrictions on e-cigarettes in the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act. “E-cigarettes have not been fully studied, so there is not a lot that we do know,”Read More

Posted On February 10, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Legislation

10 Things We Can All Do to Save Vaping!

There are lots of things vapers can do to make a difference that won’t cost anything, or even be especially time consuming. The key is to get involved and to remember to advocate. By Jim McDonald – February 08, 2016 Here are 10 things every vaper can do to help! 1. Learn everything you can. It’s great to know a lot about the exciting devices we use and the liquids we vape, but until we get past the current threats to vaping, it’s crucial that all vapers know something aboutRead More