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Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette regulations

Missouri lawmakers gave final approval Monday to legislation barring people younger than 18 from buying electronic cigarettes, while exempting the nicotine products from other tobacco sales restrictions.
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Sep 15, 2016 17:36
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Regulation of electronic cigarettes

Regulation of electronic cigarettes varies across countries and states, ranging from no regulation to banning them entirely.[1] Others have introduced strict restrictions and some have regulated them as medicines such as in the UK.[2] As of 2015, around
Wikipedia
added Sep 15, 2016 17:35
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List of vaping bans in the United States

Wikipedia
added Sep 15, 2016 17:34
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Missouri’s E-Cigarette Veto Override May Lead To Showdown With FDA

legislators overwhelmingly overrode the governor’s veto of a bill governing electronic cigarettes and the nicotine-infused mixtures they deliver.... In contrast to Missouri’s new law, the agency is considering classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco products
KCUR 89.3 FM (Kansas City, MO)
added Sep 15, 2016 17:33
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[Missouri] Young adults say vaping helped them quit smoking, restrictions are dangerous

On the heels of an ordinance that passed Tuesday night banning the sale of both tobacco and vaping products to anyone under the age of 21 in St. Louis County, vaping business owners say they are worried less about their bottom line than about 18- to 21-
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Sep 15, 2016 17:29
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[Missouri] E-cigarette supporters fight St. Louis County legislation to hike minimum age to purchase tobacco

“The idea that raising the (minimum age) will magically turn young people away from tobacco products is wrong,” Corey Noles, the editor and publisher of a St. Louis-based vaping magazine told members of the county council at an afternoon hearing of the J
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Sep 15, 2016 17:23
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[North Carolina] Boehner named to Reynolds board of directors

Boehner, a noted Camel cigarette smoker, will fill a new seat on the board, expanding it to 14 members. Boehner has long had significant ties to the industry, including receiving at least $186,600 in direct and indirect campaign contributions from the ma
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 15, 2016 17:14
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truth initiative ceo calls for fda to ban menthol

truth Initiative® CEO and President Robin Koval called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban menthol cigarettes at a Tuesday press conference. “It’s a national tragedy when you consider the overwhelming evidence against menthol, combined wit
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 15, 2016 17:13
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Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2016: Black Doctors Urge President Obama to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

In their letter, the African-American Tobacco Control Leadership Council urges Obama to use his clout with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban menthol cigarettes. "What we are asking of you, President Obama, can be accomplished rapidly with the
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 15, 2016 17:11
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[UK] Health matters: tobacco standard packs

In May 2016, the UK became the second nation in the world after Australia to introduce standardised packaging of tobacco products. Standard packs are designed to prevent the next generation of smokers but they can also have a positive impact on quit rate
GOV.UK
added Sep 15, 2016 17:07
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