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E-Cig Taxes Are Probably Inevitable, But That Won’t Stop The Industry
Taxing electronic cigarettes and vapor products is the latest way many state legislators are hoping to pull in some quick cash. While the industry con...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
January 23, 2015
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One Year Later, Legalization Has Not Yet Destroyed Colorado
Marijuana legalization throughout Colorado occurred one year ago. Despite what many opponents had claimed would be the result though, the state seems ...
Klaus Kneale
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January 21, 2015
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Mexico Considers Electronic Cigarettes Illegal, Seizes 9,455 Units and Closes 2 Stores in Capital
Health authorities in Mexico decided a bit ago that rules banning non-tobacco products that resemble tobacco products in brand, design, or even sound,...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
January 20, 2015
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Indiana Lawmakers Eye 24% E-Cig Tax to “Stop the Trend in its Tracks”
A lot of states are starting to salivate at the thought of taxing the rapidly growing electronic cigarette and vapor products market. Some aim for a n...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
January 9, 2015
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Smoking Regs in South Korea Turn a Few Smokers Violent, But Could Be Good for E-Cigs
As of January 1st, the price of cigarettes in South Korea will jump by nearly double. The country is taking great pains to demolish the smoking epidem...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 30, 2014
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Banning E-Cig Ads Doesn’t Help or Save Anyone, Quite the Opposite In Fact
Advertising regulators in the United Kingdom recently decided to ban several electronic cigarette ads. The list of reasons was fairly numerous, but th...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 24, 2014
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A Response To Efforts to Treat E-Cigs and Vapor Products As Illicit Drug Paraphernalia
There is a growing trend in which some schools, cities, and police are deciding to treat electronic cigarettes and vapor devices as illicit drug parap...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 10, 2014
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Arizona Paper Calls Proposed State E-Cig Tax “Hasty Money Grab”
Arizona, like many states, is looking for ways to squeeze more space into its budget. Currently, they have something in the neighborhood of a $1 billi...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 2, 2014
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Here’s 3 Weird Stories From This Week That Involve E-Cigs
This week has some interesting stories to tell. Each is connected to electronic cigarettes in some interesting way.  So here’s 3 interesting nu...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
November 14, 2014
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Tavern League of Wisconsin Gets Black River Falls to Hold Off On E-Cig Regs
Here’s a story that is becoming far more common in recent months. Black River Falls in Wisconsin was considering hefty regulations on electronic...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
November 13, 2014
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All Over — Locals Battle Against Turning Empty Storefronts Into Vape Shops
Your average small storefront brings about a half million dollars into a local community in the form of sales, taxes, payroll, rent, and more. Empty s...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
November 10, 2014
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India’s Health Ministry Pushes Total Ban on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
India’s Health Ministry is officially pushing for a total ban of electronic cigarettes and their kind. According to health minister Harsh Vardha...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
October 29, 2014
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John Haste: Nova Scotia’s Proposed E-Cig Regs Are “a knee-jerk reaction based on incomplete science”
Nova Scotia’s Health Minister Leo Glavine introduced regulations recently which will hammer electronic cigarettes in almost all ways that tobacc...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
October 28, 2014
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Arizona Considering E-Cig Tax To Help Cover 2017′s Billion Dollar Budget Deficit
Arizona is far from the first state to consider it, but legislators there have begun discussing the possibility of an electronic cigarette tax to help...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
October 27, 2014
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Jacob Sullum: Banning Flavors “should be a non-starter in a free society”
An article from Jacob Sullum, a contributor over at Forbes.com, completely nails why flavor bans for the sake of teens should be a non-starter in regu...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
October 24, 2014
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Clinton City Council (South Carolina) Advised To Restrict E-Cigs — But Doesn’t.
Here’s an interesting bit of politics this week. The Clinton City Council in South Carolina was told by city staff that it should extend local s...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
October 23, 2014
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Upcoming Hearing October 23rd: New York City Bill to Ban Flavored E-Cigs and E-Liquid
A hearing is planned for October 23rd in New York City to review a proposed bill from City Councilman Constantinides. If enacted, the bill will ban fl...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
October 15, 2014
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Call To Action: Ashland Mass Board of Health Wants to Treat E-Cigs as Tobacco
According to our friends at SFATA, a hearing in Ashland, Massachusetts is scheduled for 7:00 PM tonight (October 17th) which will review whether elect...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
October 14, 2014
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Jamaica’s Health Ministry: E-Cigs Not Banned, But Not Allowed Either
After rumors circulated that Jamaica’s Health Ministry had banned electronic cigarettes, the organization responded to say that it had not done ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
September 17, 2014
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San Diego Is Having It’s Second Vote on E-Cig Regs Today
After approving an early version of electronic cigarette regulations back in July, San Diego’s City Council made some changes. If a vote passes ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
September 16, 2014
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British Secretary of State for Heath May Have Flipped His View On E-Cigs
Despite pushing back in November for regulation of electronic cigarettes as pharmaceutical products, the British Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
August 25, 2014
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Ontario’s Premier: More Research Needed Before Decision to Ban E-Cigs Should Happen
Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne has been pressured recently to push through smoking bans against electronic cigarettes. She spoke at a conferen...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
August 22, 2014
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Philip Morris Plans to Sue Over Plain Packaging Laws in UK
The United Kingdom proposed some laws which, if passed, would require tobacco cigarette packages to be sold without any unique branding and with graph...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
August 12, 2014
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NACS Supports Regulation of E-Cigs as Tobacco Products
Not too surprising news this week is that the Association of Convenience & Fuel Retailing (NACS) has filed comments with the FDA largely in suppor...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
August 11, 2014
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American Heart Association and Others Praise Missouri Governor For Allowing E-Cig Sales To Teens
The Missouri legislator would have passed a bill (Senate bill 841) recently that would ban retailers from selling electronic cigarettes to teens. Unfo...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
July 24, 2014
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