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[Vermont] Popularity of e-cigarettes, `vaping' raises concerns

The rapidly expanding use of electronic cigarettes and other "vaping" devices, among adults, but particularly within the teenager and young adult group, is an alarming reminder of the powerfully addictive nature of nicotine and the serious lifelong healt
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 2, 2018 20:44

[Kentucky] Cigarette tax increase begins Sunday

Kentucky smokers will see an increase in the cost of their cigarettes. As a part of a larger tax bill, the Kentucky General Assembly voted to increase the state's cigarette tax from 60 cents to $1.10 per pack earlier this year. That tax increase will be
Wayne County (KY) Outlook
added Jul 1, 2018 15:21

[Montana] Missoula judge to decide if cigar club can continue to allow smoking

Both sides in the lawsuit filed last year between the Missoula City-County Board of Health and Calumet — the company that runs the Fools' End Club — had asked District Court Judge Leslie Halligan to rule in their favor in the case. Attorneys for the cou
The Missoulian
added Jun 30, 2018 22:10

Massachusetts Senate votes to raise tobacco buying age to 21

The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would raise the statewide age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21. The bill would also ban smoking of e-cigarettes in places where cigarettes are currently banned, such as on school grounds. It would p
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jun 29, 2018 20:56

[Nevada] Washoe County celebrates businesses that provide smoke-free areas in Reno

As part of the Washoe County Health District’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program, local businesses that provide smoke-free environments to customers, visitors, and employees will be awarded with the Extra Mile Award. The Truckee Meadows Parks Foundatio
KRNV News 4 (Reno, NV)
added Jun 29, 2018 18:07

[California] First phase of $950K Solano main jail improvements complete

In other action, the board:... Amended the title of the chapter from Clean Indoor Air and Health Protection to Secondhand Smoke Protection ordinance to reflect electronic tobacco devises.
Fairfield (CA) Daily Republic
added Jun 29, 2018 18:02

Is Tobacco 21 The Solution To Colorado’s Wave Of Teen Vaping?

Colorado tops 37 other states for e-cigarette use among high school students... a push in several Colorado mountain towns to raise the minimum age for tobacco and nicotine purchases. The resort town of Aspen passed the state’s first such law in 2017. Neig
CPR - Colorado Public Radio
added Jul 2, 2018 20:42

[Iowa] DORMAN: Proceed with caution on banning beer, tobacco from parks in Cedar Rapids

But puffing on a cigar, on a fairway, 100 yards from the nearest human seems like much less of a public health emergency. Heck, if we’re truly concerned about the health habits of golfers, maybe the city should ban the use of carts. Spoil your good walk
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Jun 30, 2018 22:06

[Illinois] Durbin & Senators Press FDA To Protect Children From Addictive Vaping Products

Durbin (D-IL), along with 13 of his Senate colleagues, sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about JUUL e-cigarette vaping products, and other e-cigarettes with flavors like gummy bear, cotton candy, peanut butter cup, and cookies ‘
US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
added Jun 29, 2018 19:31

[Illinois] Senators urge FDA to look into vaping advertisements

Sen. Dick Durbin sent a letter Thursday urging the FDA to take a look at the advertising for vaping products. .. Staff at Upper Limits in Springfield agrees, but added the conversation about smoking needs to start somewhere. “Vaping has a place for adult
WLOS ABC13/MY40 (Asheville, NC)
added Jun 29, 2018 18:12
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