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[California] State warns: stay away from E-cigarettes

Chapman goes on to say, “There is a lot of misinformation about e-cigarettes. That is why, I am advising Californians to avoid the use of e-cigarettes and keep them away from children of all ages.”
KION 46 (Salinas, CA)
added Jan 28, 2015 23:57
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[California] HEALTH ADVISORY – January 28, 2015 / Electronic Cigarettes: A Summary of the Public Health Risks and Recommendations for Health Care Professionals (PDF)

This health advisory seeks to inform health care professionals of the public health risks posed by the marketing, sale and use of electronic cigarettes (e‐cigarettes) especially to children and young people.
California Department of Public Health
added Jan 28, 2015 23:54

Hoping to snuff e-cigarette use, California declares vaping a public health threat

In a report and advisory released by the California Department of Public Health, researchers found that more than twice as many 8th- and 10th-graders reported vaping, or using e-cigarettes, than smoking traditional cigarettes in 2014. Among seniors in hi
Los Angeles Daily News
added Jan 28, 2015 23:48

[Louisiana] Baton Rouge officials seek smoking ban with launch of new campaign

Mayor-President Kip Holden and other area leaders announced a campaign this week seeking to make Baton Rouge tobacco-free. The campaign, named "Breathe Free Baton Rouge," aims to ban smoking in public areas of the capital city. In addition, organizers sa
WDSU NewsChannel 6 (New Orleans, LA)
added Jan 28, 2015 17:29

[New Mexico] VIDEO: Smoking in your car with kids could lead to fines

Lighting up in the car with minors on board could soon get you into trouble. That is if Sen. Smith and Rep. Steinborn, two Democrats, have their way. “Putting children in cars with cigarette smoke, cigar smoke, whatever it is, I think it needs to stop,”
KRQE News 13 (Albuquerque, NM)
added Jan 28, 2015 16:49

[Michigan] Marquette looks to ban smoking at Presque Isle Park

Monday the City Commission directed staff to begin drafting a new ordinance that would ban smoking at the park. After some back-and-forth discussion the commission narrowly passed the motion for the ordinance. The vote was four to three in favor of the ba
WLUC - Fox TV6 (Negaunee, MI)
added Jan 28, 2015 14:49

[California] Ordinance would ban electronic cigarettes on BART

BART passengers may no longer be able to use electronic cigarettes on trains, after the transit system’s board of directors voted Thursday to adopt an ordinance that would ban the use of such devices in the BART system.
Daily Californian (UC Berkeley)
added Jan 28, 2015 14:38

[California] BART plans to ban e-cigarettes

Responding to riders complaints, BART plans to join the ranks of public transit agencies snuffing out e-cigarette use on its trains and stations. The Bay Area Rapid Transit Board board has scheduled a Feb. 12 final vote on the ban, after giving unanimou
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Jan 28, 2015 14:14

E-Cigarettes Could Face Major Bans In California

Filed Monday by state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), the bill would subject e-cigarettes -- battery-powered tubes that vaporize liquid nicotine instead of burning tobacco -- to the state’s existing anti-smoking laws, effectively banning "vaping" in wo
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jan 28, 2015 13:40

[West Virginia] Bowling: higher tobacco tax would lower smoking rates

Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen Bowling agreed Tuesday that raising state tobacco taxes would reduce the state’s high rates of smoking and tobacco use. ..answering a question raised by Sen. Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, about the eff
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Jan 28, 2015 13:38
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