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Ohio Governer John Kasich Seeks Hefty “Per Milliliter” Tax on Vaping Liquid (Guesstimates Put It Around 150-170%)
Like many other states, Ohio is now looking at the new vaping industry with an appetite for tax revenues.  However, most press for something straight...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
April 2, 2015
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FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Retires, Leaves Vaping Regulation Debate In Uncertain Hands
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is stepping down this week — a retirement she announced at the beginning of February ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
April 1, 2015
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China’s Council on Smoking and Health Wants Total Ban of E-Cigs and Vaping, Including Manufacturing
After a six-month survey found that 4.4% of individuals aged 15-29 in China had used an electronic cigarette at least once, anti-smoking groups and lo...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 31, 2015
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Hawaii Pressing Towards 80% Tax On Vaping to Protect Consumers From “less expensive products that can kill them just as easily”
Hawaii’s House Bill 145 was just unanimously approved by the state’s Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection. The bill expand...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 26, 2015
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Utah Just Gave Its Department Of Health Authority To Regulate E-Cigs Pretty Much However They Want
Utah’s Governor Gary R. Herbert just signed a whopping 42 bills into law this past Tuesday. Among them was a deeply concerning bill that appears...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 25, 2015
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Connecticut Rep. Jeffrey Berger Is Against Bumping Current Cigarette Taxes, Pefers to Consider E-Cig Tax
A number of anti-smoking groups are pushing for Connecticut to bump its tobacco cigarette tax from $3.40 per pack to $4.90 — a jump of $1.50. Ac...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 24, 2015
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Washington State Leadership Pushing 95% Tax On Vaping
Leadership in the state of Washington are pushing for a bill that would make it among the most uninviting states in the US for vapers. Along with rule...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 19, 2015
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Missouri Moves Forward With Bill Requiring Child Proofing Of E-Cig Refills
A bill in Missouri’s House has received initial approval and has one more House vote left on it before moving on to the state’s Senate. Th...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 18, 2015
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Austin, Mn City Council Votes on Public Vaping Ban
UPDATE: This ban has passed. There was no discussion Monday evening, and instead, a vote was simply cast 4-3 in favor of the ban. In previous meetings...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 16, 2015
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Age Verification Doesn’t Prevent Kids From Buying E-Cigs Online… Or Anything Else
A group of 14 to 17 year olds were asked to purchase electronic cigarettes online. Of the 98 attempted purchases, some 76% succeeded despite many site...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 13, 2015
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Hawaii Considering Public Vaping Ban and Age Restriction — But May Not Make Legislative Deadline
Hawaii is working though a number of fairly major bills right now, but those that don’t pass by Thursday this week will apparently die.  This i...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 11, 2015
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Vaping Now Being Included Automatically In Anti-Tobacco Educational Programs — Can and Should This Be Fought?
I’m going to say right up front that I am no where near qualified to tackle this issue.  I am only bringing it up because I believe that indivi...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 9, 2015
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Indiana Getting Very Close to E-Liquid Regs — Sales to Minors Ban, Safety Standards, and Child-Proof Containers
Indiana’s Senate is reviewing a bill that has already passed its House and would place substantial regulation on electronic and vaporizing liqui...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 5, 2015
1 Comment

Denmark Is Pushing to Ban Sale of E-Cigs To Teens — Attempting to Slip Public Vaping and Advertising Bans By At the Same Time
A proposed bill that looks likely to pass through the Danish government will ban anyone under the age of 18 from purchasing an electronic cigarette or...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 4, 2015
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Italy’s E-Liquid Tax Already Proving a Help to Tobacco Companies and Deadly to Vaping
Italy was one of the first countries to institute a tax aimed at electronic cigarettes and vapor products — focused primarily on e-liquids. The ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 27, 2015
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Vaping is Likely to Have Made the FDA’s Unfinished 5-Year Study of Tobacco Usage Completely Useless
The FDA gained the ability to regulate and control tobacco products in 2009.  In 2011 it launch a comprehensive 5-year-long study of tobacco use that...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 26, 2015
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EU Called Out For Pushing E-Cig Taxes Despite Official Government Report Showing They Aren’t a Gateway and They Help Smokers Quit
An article on the news aggregator Breitbart.com shines some light on the current plan the EU is pushing forward to tax electronic cigarettes across th...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 20, 2015
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Insider on Proposed 57% EU E-Cig Tax: “There are no plans at present on the commission side to tax ecigarettes…”
The European Union seems unclear on how it would like to proceed when it comes to tackling the topic of electronic cigarettes.  Public health experts...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 18, 2015
1 Comment

Egypt’s Ministry of Health Claims E-Cigs Are Already Completely Banned
The Ministry of Health in Cairo, Egypt has determined that a decision made by its Technical Committee of Drugs in 2011 means that electronic cigarette...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 13, 2015
1 Comment

New York’s Vapers Are Fighting 13 Anti-Vaping Bills — You Can and Should Help
Like California, New York is considered a bellwether state. What happens there in new trends often trickles down to other states, regardless of whethe...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 9, 2015
1 Comment

Proposed Harsh E-Cig Regs In Australia Getting Unlikely Detractors and Accusations of Bias
The Australian Capital Territory government’s Health arm released a proposal in November that aimed to regulate electronic cigarettes fairly har...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 2, 2015
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Republic of Ireland Considering Age Restriction, Public Vaping Bans, and Ad Laws for E-Cigs
Some of the leadership in Ireland are pushing for heftier restrictions on electronic cigarettes. A new bill proposed by two senators would ban the sal...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
January 30, 2015
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California Senator Seeks Statewide Public Vaping Ban, Says Nicotine Kills
California state senator Mark Leno is pressing hard against the electronic cigarette industry, and it appears he believes the worst people are saying ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
January 27, 2015
1 Comment

FAA Advises Commercial Airlines Only Allow E-Cigs In Carry-On Luggage
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a warning to commercial airlines advising that they prohibit passengers from leaving electronic cigaret...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
January 26, 2015
1 Comment

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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