Council may consider merits of banning e-cigarettes indoors

As sales of e-cigarettes continue to explode, one councillor wants the city to examine the possible health risks of the popular devices. Coun. Diane Colley-Urquhart will bring a notice of motion to council on Monday seeking a working group to look at the impacts of electronic cigarettes and whether they should be snuffed out in… Read More

E-cigarette bills draw fire

TALLAHASSEE – Nobody in the Capitol, it seems, wants minors to buy electronic cigarettes. .

As e-cig use grows, so does talk of regulation

Len Kay of Muskogee exhales vapor from his electronic cigarette. Before he started to vape, Kay said, he smoked between a pack and a pack and a half per day. “I didn’t think I would give up the habit. If it weren’t for this, I wouldn’t have,” he said. .

As e-cig use grows, so does talk of regulation - Muskogee Daily Phoenix

As e-cig use grows, so does talk of regulationMuskogee Daily PhoenixMany cities are discussing ordinances to ban the use of e-cigs on city property as a safety measure for residents’ health. Some cities, including Tahlequah, have already passed such ordinances. Delbie Walker of the Muskogee County Health Department …and more .

E-cigarette debate reaches McLennan County - Waco Tribune-Herald

E-cigarette debate reaches McLennan CountyWaco Tribune-HeraldCities in McLennan County are following national trends to ban smoking or “vaping” electronic cigarettes in public places as legislators try to catch up with an industry that is providing smokers new ways to inhale nicotine without tobacco … .

Is 'vaping' really the best word for smoking e-cigarettes?

Smokers must be furious: electronic cigarettes were their big chance to be socially acceptable again. Now look what’s happened … On Monday, e-cigarette makers Gamucci will open the world’s first airport “vaping zone” in the Terminal 4 international departure lounge at Heathrow. If the zone is a success, it’ll be seen as a huge victory… Read More

Lawmakers Could Ban Stores from Selling E-Cigarettes to Minors

Some view e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, but Kentucky lawmakers are pushing a law that would keep them out of the hands of minors. .

Take a cautious approach on little-studied e-cigs - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneTake a cautious approach on little-studied e-cigsMinneapolis Star TribuneWhat e-cig users shouldn’t be allowed is do is decide that e-cigs’ potential benefits trump the risks for other Minnesotans, such as the kid with asthma at the nearby restaurant table, the pregnant woman two seats down at the theater or the nearby …Ground shifts… Read More

Ground shifts on e-cig debate

Opponents worry it will re-socialize smoking .

Ground shifts on e-cig debate - Mankato Free Press

Minneapolis Star TribuneGround shifts on e-cig debateMankato Free PressAnother study, published in the journal Inhalation Toxicology in 2012, concluded there is “no apparent risk to human health from e-cigarette emissions based on the compounds analyzed.” To that evidence, Ehlinger asks if you would use an e-cigarette …Take a cautious approach on little-studied e-cigsMinneapolis Star Tribuneall… Read More

Will city follow county on electronic cigarette restrictions? - Clinton Herald

Will city follow county on electronic cigarette restrictions?Clinton HeraldCLINTON — Since July 1, 2008, smoking has been prohibited inside most facilities in the state of Iowa, but one thing that is not addressed in that Smokefree Air Act — the use of electronic cigarettes. Clinton County officials decided on March 17 they …and more .

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