Pennsylvania Tag

Posted On May 18, 2018By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

Teen Developed “Wet Lung” From Vaping

A Pennsylvania teen developed respiratory failure- By Ashley Welch | May 17th, 2018 and needed to be placed on a breathing machine as a result of vaping, doctors say. In a case study published in the journal Pediatrics, physicians detail how the 18-year-old had been using e-cigarettes for only three weeks before being rushed to the emergency room at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The young woman, who worked as a restaurant hostess, was not identified due to privacy concerns. She came to the hospital with symptoms of coughing, difficulty breathing, andRead More

Posted On September 27, 2017By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

Pennsylvanians Expanding No Smoking Laws To Bars

A new poll released Tuesday by a coalition of anti-smoking groups shows widespread support among Pennsylvanians for expanding no-smoking laws to social clubs, bars, and casinos. By J.D. Prose | September 26th, 2017 “In Pennsylvania, tobacco will claim an estimated 22,000 lives this year alone,” Brad Cary, manager of the Breathe Free Pennsylvania Coalition, said in a statement. “We know that comprehensive smoke-free laws save lives and reduce tobacco-related illnesses like heart disease and cancer.” In the poll of 600 likely voters, the Breathe Free coalition found that by more thanRead More

Posted On December 8, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

Surgeon General To Young People: Stop Vaping

Vape pens are now the most commonly used tobacco product among the nation’s youth- By Patricia Madej | December 8th, 2016 forcing the U.S. surgeon general to issue a call to action and push for more regulation. Vape pens are now the most commonly used tobacco product among the nation’s youth, forcing the U.S. surgeon general to issue a call to action and push for more regulation. A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, published Thursday, showed that 1 in 6 high school students inRead More
Filling up a vaporizer is about to get a lot more expensive in Pennsylvania. By Brittany Boyer | September 28th, 2016 Starting this weekend, there will be a new 40 percent tax. It will impact all vaping products including electronic cigarettes sold at vape shops. Even though the new tax is a done deal, one lawmaker is trying to change things for the future. Rep. Jeff Wheeland is the sponsor of HB 2342.  The house bill would include a smaller tax of 5 cents per milliliter. At Vape Dragons in Wyoming,Read More
Not many issues fill the Rotunda quite like education or gun issues- By Dave Marcheskie | September 26th, 2016 but the vaping industry gave everybody a run for their memory by packing the front end with supporters and signs. “If you’re within the sound of my voice, you need to stop and listen on how small businesses are being crushed and shut down by taxation,” John Dietz said. Supporters’ lungs were filled with passion to keep their lungs filled with vape. The rally was to protest a 40 percent wholesaleRead More

Posted On September 20, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

Vape Tax Opponents Rally Around Repeal Effort

Opponents of Pennsylvania’s 40 percent tax on e-cigarettes are rallying around new legislation- By Wallace McKelvey | September 19th, 2016 that would repeal what vape store owners describe as the death knell of the industry. Lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf avoided another protracted budget impasse this year by relying on new revenues from an expansion of gambling, reforms to the liquor system and higher taxes on smokers and the businesses that cater to their nicotine habits. That includes a 40 percent tax on the wholesale price on vaping supplies as well asRead More
Vape-shop owners in Pennsylvania are holding out hope that lawmakers will revisit a newly passed measure to tax their inventories by 40% as part of the state’s new budget law. By CSP Daily News | August 29th, 2016 What some have called a “punitive” tax was part of the state’s 2016-2017 budget passed last month, but in August, Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Williamsport), proposed a measure that would replace it with a 5-cents-per-milliliter option, similar to policies in North Carolina and Louisiana. Wheeland’s proposal will come up for review this fallRead More

Posted On August 16, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

The Future Of The Vape Industry Is Unclear

John Trott, owner of Fog Vapes in the Gateway Shopping Center in Edwardsville and New Castle, already laid off one person, expects to lay off more in the future and could be forced close his e-cigarette stores. By Denise Allabaugh | August 16th, 2016 Trott says a 40-percent wholesale tax that will be imposed on vapor products in Pennsylvania starting Oct. 1 is just the tip of the iceberg. He said new regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will kill the vaping industry, which has more than 300Read More