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June 24, 2017

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Chicago Proposes Taxing Electronic Cigarette Cartridges

[Chicago] ~ A Chicago alderman will soon propose a $1.25 tax on electronic cigarette cartridges and 25¢ for each milliliter of liquid to fill the cartridge. The tax would raise $1 million a year toward fixing the city budget, but could also be part of a desire to impose a restriction on the increasing use of the e-cigarettes by

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Almost Official: California Calling E-Cigarettes a Tobacco Product

[California] ~ Today, the California Senate, as part of the Legislature’s extraordinary session on health, passed legislation calling for new statewide regulations on electronic cigarettes. SB X2-5, authored by Senator Mark Leno, District 11, protects the public against exposure to e-cigarettes by ensuring they are accurately defined as tobacco products and fall under the state’s existing

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Britain Calls for Prescription Electronic Cigarettes

British government health officials want to see Healthcare providers able to prescribe electronic cigarettes on the National Health Service (NHS), they stated after they published a review that showed vaping is 95% less harmful than tobacco. Public Health England (PHE) said much of the public wrongly believes that e-cigs carry health risks much the same way cigarettes do, but this is not

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State Senate Approves Six Anti-Tobacco Bills

[California] ~ On Wednesday, the Senate panel approved a package of six anti-tobacco bills, including measures raising the smoking age to 21 and barring the use of electronic cigarettes in public place where smoking is banned. Both the age increase and e-cigarette bills had stalled in the Legislature, but were revived for a special session on healthcare

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New York Legislators Considering E-Cigarette Ban

[New York] ~ New York county Lawmakers are considering adding a ban on electronic cigarettes to a law already prohibiting smoking indoors. Rockland County officials held a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the expansion of the county’s smoking restrictions to treat electronic cigarettes like traditional tobacco products. Legislator Aney Paul, Democrat, authored the proposal, stated she’s

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Efforts to Ban Minor E-Cigarette Usage is Losing Steam

[Michigan] ~ Efforts to ban minor electronic cigarette usage is start to lose strength in the Michigan House of Representatives, where the sponsor told Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick, his efforts to cobble together compromise is not coming together. A couple of months ago, Representative Henry Yanez, District 25, was upbeat about banning e-cigarettes for minors and then taxing the product and

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Congress Seeks Stronger FDA E-Cigarettes Regulations

A new Department of Agriculture appropriations bill is currently under consideration in Congress. It includes a special exemption from the Food and Drug Administration review for certain tobacco products, to include electronic cigarettes. Congress, the FDA, and the courts have been debating for years just how e-cigs should be regulated. The bill, as it currently stands, would limit the

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Baltimore, Howard County Bans E-Cigarettes in Public

[Maryland] ~ The Howard County council has unanimously approved a bill banning the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers in all public places. The bill was approved Friday, 31 July. The bill was introduced by Councilman Jon Weinstein, District 1, an Ellicott City Democrat, at the June council’s voting session. The bill builds on the county’s

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E-Cigarette Possession Illegal To Minors in North Dakota

[North Dakota] ~ There is no denying the number of youth using electronic cigarettes has “exploded,” said Jeanne Prom, the executive director of the North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy. In an attempt to slow this growth, North Dakota legislators have passed a new electronic cigarette law, prohibiting minors from using, possessing or purchasing electronic

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Another Health Advisory Committee Postpones E-Cig Ban

[California] ~ Electronic cigarettes are quickly replacing cigarettes, and at an alarming rate. While devoid of any true federal legislation, smaller levels of government are on the prowl to devise their own form of governance on something they have not quite fully explored themselves. Among such smaller levels of government, the Tulare County Health Advisory

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