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A year after St. Louis and St. Louis County passed legislation to raise the age of purchasing tobacco products to 21, teenagers are still possessing these products at a high rate. By Chad Davis | January 2nd, 2018 A 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows that while the number of teenage tobacco users has declined, the number of teenagers who use electronic cigarettes is greater than those who use conventional cigarettes. In 2016, among current tobacco product users, 47.2%Read More

Posted On September 7, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

St. Louis County To Change Smoking Age To 21

St. Louis County joined on Tuesday 190 other U.S. communities that have chosen to ban the sale of tobacco products- By Steve Giegerich | September 7th, 2016 and electronic nicotine delivery systems to anyone under the age of 21. The County Council enacted the ordinance in a 5-1 vote. West County Republican Mark Harder dissented. “Tobacco 21” (or “T21”) will become law on Dec. 1 and be in force countywide. Second District Councilman Sam Page, the bill’s sponsor, called the vote a “big win for the young people of St.Read More

Posted On March 17, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, The Buzz

St. Louis-Bound Flight OK After Vape Fire

A spokesman for Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport confirmed fire Wednesday night- By Gregg Palermo – March 16th, 2016 that firefighters were called to a departing flight heading for St. Louis because of a backpack on fire. The culprit appears to have been an e-cig device on Delta flight 689.  By the time fire crews arrived, the bag had been extinguished. No one was injured, and with the exception of a brief delay, passengers were not otherwise impacted by the incident. One passenger tweeted about what he saw on the plane.Read More