Tag: Legislation

NY State Bans Vaping Anywhere Cigs Are Prohibited

Electronic cigarettes, the popular vapor substitute to traditional tobacco cigarettes, will soon be banned from public indoor spaces in New York State — just like the real thing. By Sarah Maslin Nir | October 23rd, 2017 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed a bill to ban vaping anywhere cigarettes are already prohibited, like workplaces, restaurants and bars. The ban goes into effect in 30 days. E-cigs, as the products that vaporize a variety of oils into an inhalant are generally known, were added to the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act this summer by the State Assembly, and the measure […]

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Pennsylvanians Expanding No Smoking Laws To Bars

A new poll released Tuesday by a coalition of anti-smoking groups shows widespread support among Pennsylvanians for expanding no-smoking laws to social clubs, bars, and casinos. By J.D. Prose | September 26th, 2017 “In Pennsylvania, tobacco will claim an estimated 22,000 lives this year alone,” Brad Cary, manager of the Breathe Free Pennsylvania Coalition, said in a statement. “We know that comprehensive smoke-free laws save lives and reduce tobacco-related illnesses like heart disease and cancer.” In the poll of 600 likely voters, the Breathe Free coalition found that by more than a 2-to-1 margin (69 percent to 30 percent), Pennsylvanians support […]

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Wrigley Sues Another E-Liquid Company

Chewing gum company Wrigley has sued the owner of a company selling liquids for electronic cigarettes over the use of the ‘Juicy fruit’ trademark. By WIPR | September 11th, 2017 Chewing gum company Wrigley has sued the owner of a company selling liquids for electronic cigarettes over the use of the ‘Juicy fruit’ trademark. Wrigley said that the complaint, filed at the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Friday, September 8, was submitted after the defendants failed to reply to two cease-and-desist letters from Wrigley. Mohammed Ibrahim Ghatala allegedly owns ‘Dreamecore Enterprise’, a company which runs […]

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Liverpool Vape Shop Targeted For Controversial Art Work

The Juice Connection vape shop has brought a pop of color to Fifth Street in downtown East Liverpool. By WYTV Staff | September 5th, 2017 A mural was hand-painted on its storefront, but city officials aren’t happy with the artwork. The city’s Design Review Board said the graffiti painting on the building has to go because it doesn’t fit in with city’s designated historical district. Owner Brad Anderson said he has gotten positive feedback about the artwork and the cost of having to cover it is going to set back his opening date. “People come by when I am sitting […]

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Legislators Still Attack Vaping Despite New Evidence

Some state legislators are trying again to cripple the vaping market. Press of Atlantic City | July 9th, 2017 They’ve revived last year’s proposal to restrict the nicotine-bearing vapor produced by electronic “cigarettes” to just three flavors — tobacco, menthol or clove. In short, they want to ensure that vaping, the more healthful alternative to smoking tobacco tastes like the cancer-causing habit it helps people overcome. The legislators, led by state Sen. Joseph Vitale, D-Middlesex, claim that any other of the hundreds of vaping flavors already in the market could be appealing to children — even though the sale of […]

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