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Congresswoman Aims to Codify Amtrak Train Vaping Ban

Even though there’s an existing ban on vaping while riding on Amtrak trains across the United States, for one congresswoman, that’s not enough.Amtrak’s current smoking policy prohibits vaping on all trains and at stations. Passengers may get quick breaks at certain longer station stops “if time and conditions permit” and only if train crews announce [...]

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Federal Judge Responds to Health Groups Lawsuit, Gives FDA 30-Day Notice

The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to give the vaping industry more time in terms of deeming regulations dates, however a federal judge doesn’t agree.Public health groups — the American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and more — took a lawsuit to the Maryland federal court last year, and now a federal [...]

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May Banning Blog

Heading into the summer, more patios are coming alive ripe for vapers to enjoy their favorites. However, in many jurisdictions around the country, vaping is being banned at a rapid pace. Read on to see if your neck of the woods is affected. Connecticut, where legislators are seeking all sorts of bans, including flavor sales, to [...]

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Walmart Adopts Tobacco 21, Ends Sweet Flavored E-Cigarette Sales

Attention Walmart shoppers: As of July 1, all domestic Walmart and Sam’s Clubs will cease sales of e-cigarettes to anyone under 21. Additionally, the largest retailer in the world has announced that it will stop sales of sweet-flavored e-cigarettes, following in the footsteps of Rite Aid and Walgreens after a warning letter from the Food [...]

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First-Ever India-Based ENDS Study Says E-Cigs 'Less Health Risk' Than Cigarettes

Published in the Indian Journal of Clinical Practice, a new study coming out of India is the first of its kind — and it’s a great one for vaping advocates.“Systematic review of 200 published scientific literatures,” was conducted by Professor R.N. Sharan from North-Eastern Hill University in Shillong, India; Dr. Sambuddha Das; and Dr. Yashmin [...]

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UK's 'Vaping is Not Tobacco' Campaign Launches

In an effort to get vaping products removed from the Tobacco Products Directive, European-based vaping advocates have launched the Vaping is Not Tobacco campaign.Businesswire.com reports that the campaign contains two essential pillars: The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Let’s demand smarter vaping regulation.” An online petition, the ECI was launched by a citizens committee representing individuals from [...]

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Indiana Lawmakers Mull Unprecedented Taxes, Tobacco 21

Vapers and business owners in the Hoosier State have a lot on their plates these days, as lawmakers not only want to adopt Tobacco 21 statewide, but they also want to raise the e-liquid tax rate a whopping 20%.The journey to both laws began in February, when the Indiana Senate Health Committee voted 8-2 to [...]

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April Banning Report: San Francisco Ban Update; Colorado House Passes Indoor Ban

Big players are coming out in a strong way this month, aiming to ban both flavors and general vaping in several jurisdictions across the United States. San Francisco’s lawmakers are trying to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in their entirety, including online. USA Today reports that the bill’s sponsor, Supervisor Shamann Walton, also wants to [...]

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Walgreens Adopts Tobacco 21 Starting in September

Starting in September, vapers will no longer be able to buy e-cigarettes at nationwide Walgreens, the drugstore and convenience chain announced this week. Since being put on notice by the Food and Drug Administration in February for being a “top violator among pharmacies that sell tobacco products, with 22 percent of the stores inspected having [...]

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Rite Aid Stopping Vaping Sales, Keeping Tobacco

In a move that is quite baffling to vaping advocates, convenience store chain Rite Aid has decided to stop all e-cigarette and vaping product sales, however spokespeople say that the company will continue to sell traditional tobacco products in its approximate 2,500 nationwide stores. The move will go into effect gradually within the next three [...]

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