Minneapolis Bans Use Of E-Cigarettes In Public
The use of electronic cigarettes has been banned in all indoor public places in Minneapolis. The City Council voted anonymously Friday to pass the new clean indoor air ordinance. The move prohibits the smoking of e-cigarettes inside of restaurants, stores, bars and workplaces. But it ...Continue Reading...
Columbia, MO Proposed Raise In Tobacco Age
Columbia City Council members are studying whether to ban indoor use of electronic cigarettes indoors and raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products in the city to 21. The City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to send the proposal to a city health and substance abuse board for review. ...Continue Reading...
Rowdy Crowd Ends Mass. Town Hearing On Tobacco Ban
Only a handful of people were able to speak on a proposal that could make the tiny Massachusetts town of Westminster the first in the nation to ban all sales of tobacco products when boos and shouts from the crowd shut down the public hearing Wednesday night. Sixty or more residents in the ...Continue Reading...
UI Staff Council Wants Comprehensive Tobacco Ban To Include E-Cigs
In the University of Iowa’s efforts to update its smoking policy, administrators are having conversations across campus about how to handle some of today’s newer products — including electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products, like those that dissolve in your mouth. Joni Troester, ...Continue Reading...
City Holds Off On E-Cig Ordinance
Black River Falls, Wisconsin officials have at least temporarily halted moving ahead with restrictions on indoor electronic cigarette use after the proposal drew ire from tavern league officials. Tavern league representatives told the city council last week that it’s beyond its legal authority ...Continue Reading...
Greeley, Colorado Awaits City Council Decision
Despite being open just over a week, Vapor Core — Greeley’s first retail vapor store — already has a best selling liquid: peanut butter and dill pickle. The concoction, made fresh in the store for use in an e-cigarette, is one of thousands of flavor combinations available to customers who are ...Continue Reading...
Arizona Lawmakers Tax To Alleviate Budget Deficit
Arizona lawmakers are considering taxes on electronic cigarettes as a way to help cover a $1 billion budget shortfall, the Arizona Capitol Times reported. “It’s one option of many that we should look at at the Legislature,” said state Democratic Rep. Stefanie Mach of Tucson, ...Continue Reading...
E-Cig Tax Increase In Philadelphia
Smokers who figured they could escape Philadelphia’s recently enacted $2-per-pack cigarette tax by switching to e-cigarettes could be in for a letdown. City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown said Thursday that she would introduce legislation that would put a $2 tax on e-cigarettes and ...Continue Reading...
Vancouver OK’s E-Cigarette Ban
Vancouver city council has voted to treat electronic cigarettes in the same way as conventional cigarettes by banning them in public places where smoking is already prohibited. This news comes as the B.C. government revealed it is preparing legislation to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes with ...Continue Reading...
Age Limits, Tax Ban On E-Cigs Garners Support In Missouri
In a rush to keep electronic cigarettes out of children’s hands while the federal government creeps forward with a proposed national ban for minors, experts say that many states are passing laws that could mean fewer restrictions on the nicotine devices later. Lawmakers last month made ...Continue Reading...
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