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Electronic cigarettes, the popular vapor substitute to traditional tobacco cigarettes, will soon be banned from public indoor spaces in New York State — just like the real thing. By Sarah Maslin Nir | October 23rd, 2017 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed a bill to ban vaping anywhere cigarettes are already prohibited, like workplaces, restaurants and bars. The ban goes into effect in 30 days. E-cigs, as the products that vaporize a variety of oils into an inhalant are generally known, were added to the state’s Clean Indoor AirRead More
Allegheny County Council on Tuesday decided to ban the use of electronic vapor devices in public indoor places. By Dan Majors | March 7th, 2017 The controversial ban, which was approved in an 8-5 vote, relegates the use of e-cigarettes and handheld vaporizers to the same status as tobacco products, forbidden in locations such as schools, government buildings, sports stadiums, restaurants and similar spaces. The measure, which was supported by the Allegheny County Board of Health and county Executive Rich Fitzgerald, will take effect once Mr. Fitzgerald signs it intoRead More

Posted On November 4, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

Banning Smoking Of E-Cigs In Public Places

In Allegheny County, authorities have banned the use of e-cigarettes in public places. By Ben Beckstrom | November 4th, 2016 On November 2nd, the Allegheny County Board of Health has signed the agreement of prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in schools, sports stadium, cabs, buses, indoor public spaces, workplaces and government buildings. The board totally agreed with this regulation with only one member who declared neutrality. The new law which reminds citizens of the rules which impose not smoking tobacco in public places is now bound to be approved byRead More
An inquiry at the May 23 St. Joseph City Council meeting has raised some discussion about the city’s ability to regulate electronic cigarette use in public places. By Brendan Welch St. Joseph News-Press – June 12th, 2016 According to a memo from St. Joseph Director of Health Debra Bradley and City Attorney Bryan Carter, the ban on electronic cigarettes currently cannot be enforced because of a conflict with state law. The conflict The language of the St. Joseph Smoke-Free Indoor Air Ordinance not only bans traditional tobacco products such asRead More
Using e-cigarettes could be banned in communal areas of Epping Forest council housing under new plans. By Joseph Flaig – March 29th, 2016 People will also be forbidden from charging the devices from council-owned computers, as part of an Epping Forest District Council crackdown on ‘vaping’. The proposals come as part of a new Smoking and Vaping Policy, which will be debated next week. Other changes in the policy include banning vaping from all council workplaces and vehicles being used for council business – even privately owned ones – andRead More

Posted On March 24, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

E-Cigarettes Are Better Than Cigarettes

While switching to electronic cigarettes will not completely eliminate an addiction to nicotine, the smokeless habit provides a great alternative for the public to be rid of harmful secondhand smoke. By Ryan Whitehead – March 23rd, 2016 Smoking tobacco is harmful and threatens individuals through secondhand smoking. Vaporizers, on the other hand, do not affect anyone in the vicinity after exhaling, according to a study by BioMed Central, an open-access science, technology and medicine publisher. E-cigarette consumers also have a choice of whether or not they want to use nicotineRead 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
OLATHE, Kan. —Olathe city leaders have voted to raise the age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. By Brian Johnson – February 02, 2016  The vote Tuesday evening was 6-1 to John Bacon casting the lone dissenting vote. Thirteen people spoke out in favor of raising the age limit, citing health, economic and lifestyle reasons. When the new rules take effect Saturday, Olathe will become the first city in Johnson County to raise the purchasing age to 21. The age limit will also apply to vaping materials. PeopleRead More
California is on the wrong path if it moves forward with a regressive “sin” tax on vapor products, as supported by The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board (“Another shot at e-cigarettes,” Jan. 24). By Cynthia Cabrera – February 01, 2016 The end result will only lead adults back to smoking cigarettes or force them to purchase products out of state or on the black market. The sad truth is that California received $1.52 billion in tobacco excise taxes and settlements in 2014, but only used 4.3 percent on prevention and cessationRead More
At past awards shows, Leonardo DiCaprio has been known to bring, say, his mom as his date. By Seija Rankin – January 30, 2016 The two are the cutest couple ever, with the adorable Irmelin constantly glowing at his side, overcome with joy at what an amazing young man she produced. But not tonight. Tonight at the SAG Awards, he brought his real best friend. His faithful soldier, his right-hand man, his chum that supports him through thick and thin. His vape pen. Yes, we mean his e-cigarette. Leo loves his vapeRead More