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Four Washington Vape Stores Are Being Sued for Allegedly Selling Exploding E-Cigarettes

The batteries have become infamous in the last year as they have been the culprit behind exploding hoverboards and smartphones, said Gregory Bentley, an Irvine, Calif.-based attorney helping with the four lawsuits, during a press conference on Thursday.
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
added Oct 14, 2016 20:04
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[Washington] 1855 Treaty Exempts Tribe From Tobacco Tax, 9th Circ. Told ($$)

An Indian tribe argued to the Ninth Circuit Tuesday that a Washington federal court wrongly ignored a 160-year-old treaty when it determined that a tribe-member-owned tobacco company on tribal land was still subject to a federal product tax. Counsel for
Law360
added Aug 31, 2016 16:49
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[Washington] Feds Rip Tribal Cig Co.'s Bid To Block $6.4M Over Discovery ($$)

government continued to press a Washington federal judge on Tuesday to make Native American-owned King Mountain Tobacco Co. Inc. cough up more than $6.4 million in payments under the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act, blasting the company's arguments
Law360
added Aug 18, 2016 19:15
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[Washington] Ferguson 'disappointed' in slow progress of bill to raise tobacco age to 21

Attorney General is “disappointed” with the slow progress of a current bill that would raise the smoking age, he said last week. Two companion bills currently in front of the state Legislature would raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. If passed, t
Issaquah-Sammamish (WA) Reporter
added Mar 10, 2016 15:47
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[Washington] Limits on e-cigarettes can head off future addictions

House Bill 1645 is sponsored by Reps. Gerry Pollet, D-North Seattle, and Paul Harris, R-Vancouver. It would begin to regulate the sale of the myriad of e-cigarette products currently on the market — all of which escape federal consumer protections coveri
The Olympian (WA)
added Feb 29, 2016 17:02
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[Washington] Smoking age may be raised to 21

The latest attempt, House Bill 2313, was pre-filed on Dec. 18, 2015 and formally read into the record on Jan. 11, 2016. “About a year and a half or so ago, when I was looking at potential legislation for the upcoming legislative session, we looked at wha
The Observer (Central Washington University)
added Feb 4, 2016 20:35
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[Washington] There’s a rigorous public health debate over how dangerous e-cigarettes really are

Dr. Chris Spitters, health officer for the Yakima Health District, is less dismissive of the potential benefits of e-cigarettes for smokers than many health officials, but advocates caution above all else. “You’re not inhaling all those tar-like substan
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Jan 25, 2016 17:43
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[Washington] Lawmakers aim to raise tobacco purchasing age to 21

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a bipartisan group of state legislators want to make the tobacco purchase age 21 in Washington. According to a poll released by Elway Research on Wednesday, 65% of Washington residents would support raising the ag
King5 TV (Seattle, WA)
added Jan 20, 2016 22:31
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[Washington] Smoking ban clears the air / Latest health concerns focus on effects of vaping products

Ten years after Washington State’s Smoking in Public Places law was put into effect, local health officials and restaurant owners agree that overall the smoking ban has been a good thing both for workers and for business.
Spokane Journal of Business (Wa)
added Jan 14, 2016 18:49
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[Washington] Tribe's Contractor Not Immune In Land Row, 9th Circ. Told ($$)

The owner of an off-reservation property in Washington ensnared in multiple lawsuits over allegedly unpaid cigarette taxes told the Ninth Circuit Wednesday that tribal sovereign immunity does not extend to a hired contractor who posted a sign threatening
Law360
added Nov 20, 2015 18:03
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