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75% Tax On E-Cigs Stalls In Olympia, Washington
The steady flow of good and bad news for the electronic cigarette industry continues.  At the same time that San Francisco pushed through a bill that...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 20, 2014
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Vapers Sue New York City Over E-Cig Ban, Hell Yeah!
If you are a vaper and you aren’t already listening to Click, Bang!, I’d certainly suggest it.  It’s a podcast focused primarily on...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 19, 2014
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Austin, Minnesota Fails To Enact E-Cig Moratorium
The city council of Austin, Minnesota failed to enact a moratorium against electronic cigarettes this week when it couldn’t get a unanimous vote...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 18, 2014
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A Consumer Freedom Point Of View On E-Cigs
Sarah Longwell is the communications director for the Center for Consumer Freedom — a nonprofit that defends consumer freedom when it comes to f...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 17, 2014
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Budapest Court Rules E-Cig Cardridges Aren’t Pharmaceuticals
A private business owner in Budapest found himself in hot water when he was heavily fined for selling pharmaceutical products without a license.  The...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 11, 2014
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Los Angeles Falls To The Anti-E-Cig Movement
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously this week to treat electronic cigarettes as tobacco cigarettes.  This follows very closely with the de...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 6, 2014
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Aggressive Marketing Is The One Thing That May Allow E-Cigs To Kill Smoking
Senate Democrats introduced a bill this week with the singular purpose of preventing electronic cigarettes from being marketed to kids.  Few seem to ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 28, 2014
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The Master Settlement Agreement and E-Cigs
So some regulators are suggesting that the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement should be modified to now included electronic cigarettes and the compan...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 23, 2014
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E-Cig Retailers In Bountiful, Utah Given A Year To Move
Bountiful, Utah is a suburb of Salt Lake City.  Quite recently 4 electronic cigarette retailers were granted business licenses to sell in the local a...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 31, 2013
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Wisconsin Senator Sponsors Bill To Make E-Cig Use In Bars/Restaurants Legal
  Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman thinks that electronic cigarettes should be separate from the state’s smoking ban. He says that &...
Brad
Community Leader
December 27, 2013
4 Comments

New York Rules On E-Cigs, What Now?
The New York City Council voted 43 to 8 in favor of treating electronic cigarettes like tobacco cigarettes for the purposes of smoking bans.  That me...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 26, 2013
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AEMSA Meets With OMB Reps To Discuss Proposed E-Cig Regs
The American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association may be a mouthful, but it provides a critical support structure for the electronic cigarette...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 24, 2013
2 Comments

Who Do We Blame For The New York Decision
This past week the New York City Council made the decision to ban electronic cigarette use in all places where smoking to is prohibited in the city. ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 22, 2013
3 Comments

EU Puts Out First Electronic Cigarette Rules
Around the same time the New York City Council has put forward its decision on electronic cigarettes (banning them under tobacco usage rules), the Eur...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 20, 2013
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It’s Official, New York City Treats E-Cigs As Smokes
In a perhaps unsurprising but still unfortunate final result, the New York City Council voted yesterday to restrict use of electronic cigarettes in th...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 20, 2013
2 Comments

The Grinches Who Stole Vaping — The NYC Council Health Board Decision
The following is a personal account of the New York City Council’s health board’s decision made on December 18th of 2013 to ban electroni...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 19, 2013
7 Comments

French Courts Hand E-Cig Sales To Tobacco Sellers And More
The commercial court of Toulouse has ruled that electronic cigarettes are only to be sold by approved tobacco sellers.  In addition, the court ruled ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 12, 2013
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New York Times Op-Ed: A Case For Tolerating E-Cigs
An op-ed ran in the New York Times Monday of this week (Dec. 9th) about the electronic cigarettes debate.  The piece came from two sociomedical scien...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 10, 2013
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Notice From OMB Suggests What Might Be Coming For E-Cigs
The Office of Management and Budget — the U.S. department that determines whether regulation is worth spending money on implementing — jus...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 9, 2013
2 Comments

The Wrong People Seem To Be Making The Decisions
Is it any wonder that many of the officials making decisions regarding the regulations of electronic cigarettes can’t seem to get around an inte...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 6, 2013
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California City Bans E-Cigs Based On Faulty Info
Richmond, California- The site of the latest misguided city to ban electronic cigarettes by people that hardly understand them. California is a very h...
December 6, 2013
1 Comment

Dr. Gilbert Ross: E-Cigs Could Be “A Public Health Miracle”
At a New York City Council meeting discussing a possible smoking ban on electronic cigarettes, supporters of the devices again showed up to fight unne...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 6, 2013
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Brussels (EU Capital) Looks To Classify E-Cigs As Tobacco Products
It seems plans to classify electronic cigarettes as tobacco products throughout the European Union are still moving forward with some degree of moment...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 5, 2013
2 Comments

Unelected Bureaucrats Seek To Ban Electronic Cigarettes in the European Union
You may remember that earlier this year the European Parliament rejected a bill that would have regulated electronic cigarettes as medical devices. Va...
Brad
Community Leader
December 2, 2013
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Ashtray Blog Reviews Medicinal Regulation Debate
Following a summit organized largely through E-Cigarette Forum (ECF), James Dunworth at Ashtray Blog put together some cliff notes on the debate over ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
November 14, 2013
2 Comments

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