West Virginia’s American Lung Association Wants Vaping Banned In Public Spaces

In West Virginia, there’s at least one organization that wants vaping banned from public spaces, just like smoking. This organization, the American Lung Association of West Virginia, is fighting for vape-free public spaces. In other words, they don’t want you to vape in public spaces where smoking is already prohibited. While the ALA has made …

Tennessee Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Raise State Vaping Age Requirement

A couple of Democratic lawmakers in the state of Tennessee, Senator Jeff Yarbro and Representative Darren Jernigan, have introduced a new bill that, if passed, would raise both the smoking age and vaping age in the state from 18 to 19 years old. According to Dimitris Agrafiotis of the Tennessee Smoke Free Association (TSFA), there’s …

The Seattle Times Editorial Board Endorses Raising The Smoking And Vaping Age Requirement In Washington State To ‘Save Lives’

Some of you may have heard this argument before on why the age requirement on smoking and vaping products should be raised, but if not, the editorial board at the Seattle Times newspaper has more or less reiterated the argument once again in the form of an op-ed piece that they published on their website …

Indiana City’s New Vape Regulations Ban E-Cigs From Parks And Public Spaces

As cities, towns, countries, and states continue to consider the health implications of vaping, a trend that’s clearly on the rise, the regulatory landscape is in an apparent state of constant flux. Now, in a city in Indiana state’s Hamilton County, city councilors have added new language to their existing smoking ordinance that effectively bans …

Oregon Raises Tobacco Age Requirement, Here’s The Impact On Nicotine Vapes

The state of Oregon has raised the age requirement for buying tobacco products in the state from 18 to 21 and even though nicotine vaporizers contain nicotine, which is derived from tobacco, but not tobacco itself, they too are subject to the state’s new tobacco regulations. The law’s new age requirement when into effect on …

Vape Companies In Malaysia Continue To Wait For Possibility Of New Regulations

In Malaysia, vaping companies continue to operate as normal while awaiting the possibility of new government imposed regulations. In September of 2017, the country’s government formed a committee to regulate the vaporizing industry. This working committee includes representatives from the Ministry of Health, various vaping industry groups, and the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and …

Vaping In Australia: Government Says No, But There Are Those Who Disagree

For Australians, vaping nicotine currently lacks government approval, however, many Australians disagree with the administration’s current stance on electronic cigarettes. The Australian Government’s Department of Health recently released a written defense of their regulatory approach and current policy on e-cigs in the country. In their defense, they cite evidence that goes against the growing body …

Stop The Vape Ban Coalition Launches Campaign To Fight FDA Regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the power to regulate the vaping industry, a power that the administration has already begun to exercise. In order to help prevent a virtual ban on the industry and its products, the Stop the Vape Ban coalition has kicked into gear and launched a new campaign in …

Lafayette City Council Votes In Favor Of Banning Vape Use In Restaurants And Stores, But Not All Residents Agree

The city council in Lafayette, Indiana has voted in favor of adding vaping to the city smoking ordinance, which would, if passed on the second reading, effectively ban the use of vaporizers and electronic cigarettes in the city’s restaurants, shops, and anywhere else smoking is already prohibited. Currently, smoking is banned anywhere that a person …

Singapore E-Cig Ban To Go Into Effect Soon

In the Asian country of Singapore, an island city-state, authorities have already banned shisha tobacco and the devices most commonly used to smoke it, hookahs. Now, electronic cigarettes are in the country’s crosshairs. In November of 2017, the government of Singapore banned electronic cigarettes in their entirety. That ban is now scheduled to go into …