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Nevada tax hike proposals upset smokers, 'vapers'

Smokers would pay more under Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposal to increase cigarette taxes while those who get their nicotine fix from flavored concoctions inhaled through battery-powered devices could see new levies and restrictions on “vaping.” For the fi
Las Vegas Review-Journal
added Feb 1, 2015 17:09

California officials seek to regulate electronic cigarettes (+video)

California health officials declared this week that electronic cigarettes are a health threat that should be regulated like tobacco products. As “vaping” gains popularity, health advocates across America have been pushing for tighter regulations.
Christian Science Monitor
added Feb 1, 2015 16:59

California lawmaker aims to raise smoking age to 21

Ed Hernandez of West Covina, who chairs the chamber's health committee, brought the bill in hopes of keeping more teens from starting smoking.
added Feb 1, 2015 16:58
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[Wisconsin] LETTER: David McCune: Joel Kleefisch's bill favoring e-cigarettes appallingly stupid

of pressing issues Kleefisch could have excreted a bill for, endorsing e-cigarettes is among the stupidest. Akin to promoting the health benefits of Ebola because some businesses profit. Appallingly stupid.
(Madison, WI) Capital Times
added Feb 1, 2015 16:54

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Robert Mugabe: man of the people?

Africa’s leaders have appointed Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe to the largely ceremonial role of chairman of the 54-state African Union. Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980, is still respected by many for leading his country to independence from Britain
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 1, 2015 13:33

AUDIO: Washington Senator: It's Not Just Lobbyist-Paid Meals But 'Free Cigars, Free Booze'

“If it’s just going after meals, I think we ought to be talking about free cigars, free booze in establishments right across the street,” ... A beer and cigar at a lobbyist’s house might not trigger the proposed reporting requirement for lawmakers unless
Northwest Public Radio (Pullman, WA)
added Feb 1, 2015 10:37

[Colorado] Breckenridge Town Council tables new smoking laws to research cigar bars

the proposed ordinance limits indoor use of electronic devices like vaporizers, also known as vape pens, and places further restrictions on smoking in front of building entrances and on public patios. That final provision brought Jeff Cox to the town cou
Summit Daily News (CO)
added Feb 1, 2015 10:32

California Sees Smoke, Suspects Fire and Declares E-Cigarettes a Health Threat

The tobacco industry, which saw its sales and profits hammered the last two decades, has struck gold with vaping...points a finger at “the combination of weak leadership at the state level, willingness of political leaders to accept tobacco industry mone
added Jan 31, 2015 10:30

ARCHIVE: $2-Billion E-Cigarette Industry Unleashes Lobbying Blitz to Limit Taxes and Regulation

The industry claims the new version of smoking is much safer and less harmful than cigarettes that burn tobacco and other chemicals. So why should the FDA get involved, business leaders ask?
added Jan 31, 2015 10:28

[Louisiana] Mayor Mitch Landrieu ratifies New Orleans smoking ban; starts countdown

Mayor Mitch Landrieu has started the countdown for most bars, hotels and casinos across New Orleans to toss out their ashtrays. He signed the citywide ban on smoking and vaping Friday (Jan. 30), making a day in April the last to light up inside most pl
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Jan 31, 2015 10:08
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