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[District of Columbia] Sensible regulation of e-cigarettes: Opportunities for reform / Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The costly regulatory regime imposed by the [FDA] threatens the availability of e-cigarettes and product improvement... Join AEI as a panel of experts discusses the science on e-cigarettes, the implications of the FDA’s current regulatory framework, and
American Enterprise Institute
added Jun 27, 2017 00:21

[Florida] Local group encouraging apartment complexes to ban smoking

The Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance is pushing for apartment complexes to ban smoking. Ydaly Pullara admits it was hard to kick this habit. "Off and on for about a total of 20 years," Pullara says. According to the Florida Apartment Association,
WFTS ABC Action News (Tampa, FL)
added Jun 27, 2017 00:17

[Oregon] Commissioner Meieran sets July 13 public hearing on Tobacco 21

Commissioner Sharon Meieran called today for a public hearing on raising the legal age to purchase tobacco and vape products from 18 to 21. An emergency room physician, Dr. Meieran announced her intention at the regular June 22 Board of County Commission
Multnomah County
added Jun 27, 2017 00:16

[Kansas] Soon you can carry a concealed gun but not smoke on WSU campus

About a week from now, concealed handguns will be allowed at Wichita State University and smoking and vaping will be banned. July 1 is the implementation date for both of those new policies, one ordered by the Legislature and the other by university lea
Wichita (KS) Eagle
added Jun 26, 2017 15:19

[North Carolina] Budget restores limited funding to curb youth tobacco use

“to develop strategies to prevent the use of new and emerging tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, by youth and people of childbearing age.” However, anti-smoking advocates are urging state health officials to embrace e-cigs and vaporizers
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 26, 2017 12:41

[California] Analysts question whether planned San Francisco ban on menthol flavorings could have ripple effect

Menthol styles, which are mint-flavored, have proven controversial... The ban is opposed by small businesses, particularly convenience stores, which depend on tobacco product sales for a sizable portion of their revenue, as well as other purchases made b
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 26, 2017 12:34

[California] Smoking, vaping banned at the Mid-State Fair and the Paso Robles Event Center

Smoking and vaping will be prohibited at the fair and at the Paso Robles Event Center as a whole starting July 1, according to a Mid-State Fair news release. Visitors were previously allowed to smoke in designated areas, but the new policy bans the pract
San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune
added Jun 26, 2017 02:26

[Indiana] Soon to be smoke-free: Kokomo prepares for smoking ban implementation in bars, private clubs

Howard County will implement on July 1 the second part of its broad smoking ban to include bars, taverns and private clubs. The ban serves as a point of contention among Kokomo bar owners, but also represents a major victory for local officials and smok
Batesville Herald Tribune (IN)
added Jun 26, 2017 02:12
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[Virginia] Vital Signs: Create smoke-free environments for your family

For free help with quitting, call 1-800-QUIT NOW at (800) 784-8669 or visit to receive expert counseling from a quit coach, a personalized quit plan, and self-help materials. For more information in Spanish, call (855) DEJELO-YA, and
Charlottesville (VA) Daily Progress
added Jun 25, 2017 22:50

[Massachusetts] Could public pot-smoking pass muster?

Less attention has been paid to provisions of the marijuana bill (H 3776) the House passed this week that could theoretically allow people to smoke joints in public if local governments permit that activity. Braintree Rep. Mark Cusack, the House chairma
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Jun 25, 2017 22:45
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