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[Utah] Bill that would raise tax on e-cigarettes snuffed out… for now

House Bill 333 would have created a significant tax increase on the devices, more than an 80-percent hike. However, it got snuffed out Thursday. It didn’t die but was tabled to an interim committee despite a strong showing of support from about 200 hig
KSTU-TV 13 (Salt Lake City, UT)
added Mar 4, 2016 17:59

[Utah] Legislative committee snuffs out bill to raise legal age to use tobacco

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted down a bill Monday that would have raised the legal age of tobacco use from 19 to 21. Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber City, presented a list of 10 reasons to support HB157 to the committee, helped by Joseph Ciesl
Deseret News
added Mar 1, 2016 10:04

[Utah] Investigation underway for threats allegedly made to students over support for e-cigarette tax

Some student leaders from Students Against Electronic Vaping have received threats of physical harm from members of the Utah Vapor Association, the Utah Smoke Free Association, and other individuals on various social media posts and through direct messag
Deseret News
added Mar 1, 2016 09:49

High school students threatened over support for e-cigarette bill in Utah legislature

Hyde created Students Against Electronic Vaping - or SAEV- in November...Unfortunately, instead of pride, Hyde and his friends in the coalition are afraid. In the past few weeks, Hyde and other members of SAEV have been receiving threats on social media.
KSTU-TV 13 (Salt Lake City, UT)
added Mar 1, 2016 09:47

VIDEO: Utah man burned by exploding battery urges other e-cigarette users to be cautious

WARNING: This video contains photos of second-degree burns. Viewer discretion is advised. ...FOX 13 News’ Kiersten Nuñez spoke with one man who recently suffered second-degree burns after just such an explosion, and he said he had no idea such things were
KSTU-TV 13 (Salt Lake City, UT)
added Feb 21, 2016 17:29

PLATTS: Vaping industry shares Utahns' goals for reducing youth tobacco use

We couldn't agree more with Rep. Paul Ray's pledge of putting the tobacco industry out of business. The vapor industry was founded by entrepreneurial former smokers... Contrary to some opinions, vapor products are not tobacco products.
Salt Lake Tribune
added Feb 21, 2016 16:23
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Utah Senate votes down bill to eliminate S.L. airport smoking rooms

Citing concerns about Utah's image and personal freedom, the state Senate narrowly snuffed a proposal Tuesday to remove smoking rooms from the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Deseret News
added Feb 20, 2016 16:55

BENTLEY: Utah Politician Slammed For Claiming E-Cigarettes Cause Cancer

Ray told The Daily Caller News Foundation he is also a father and has a responsibility to the health of children. He argues that smokers should pay for the costs of their own healthcare and taxes such as the one he is proposing, go some way to solving tha
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Feb 20, 2016 16:32

Officials seek reforms after Utah youths e-cig use quintuples in 5 years

one of every 10 now say they have vaped in the past 30 days. That news had state health officials and lawmakers calling Tuesday for reforms to restrict that industry. "You have an industry made up of scumbags," Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clinton, said about the e-
Salt Lake Tribune
added Feb 19, 2016 21:30

Supporters of Health Benefits of E-Cigarettes as Alternative to Tobacco to Speak at Utah State Capitol February 17

Jeff Stier will join the Utah Smoke-Free Association and the Utah chapter of the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) in Salt Lake City to take on opponents of e-cigarettes, highlighting the safe use and benefits of e-cigs and encouraging sta
The National Center for Public Policy Research
added Feb 19, 2016 18:23
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