Connect with us

VAPE News

New Zealand Lawmakers To Reclassify Vapor Products

Published

on

In the town of Whangarei, New Zealand, business owners specializing in the sale of vapor products are celebrating what they anticipate to be the normalization of e-cigarettes.

Vapor products are neither legal nor illegal in New Zealand, due to hazy legislation, but by the year 2025 those in favor of the reclassification of these products hope to make their country smoke-free, according to The Northern Advocate–a New Zealand publication.

Government officials in the country say that by next year, vapor products would fall under the same category as traditional tobacco and would be subjected to the same rules governing that product category, The Northern Advocate also reports.

To read more click here for the full story.

 

VAPE News

San Mateo County Seeks To Ban Flavored Tobacco, To Include E-liquid

Published

on

On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will propose a prohibition on the sale of flavored tobacco products within San Mateo County, California. Further, the ordinance will prohibit the sale of tobacco products of any kind by pharmacies, and will expand the definition of “tobacco product.” The ordinance, furthermore, will not be read to meeting attendees. However, you can read the ordinance by downloading it in .pdf form from this page.

The meeting will take place at:

Hall of Justice
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063

All those who are in a position to attend are encouraged to do so and if possible to contact Stefan Didak of NotBlowingSmoke.org.

Continue Reading

VAPE News

Youth Association Moves Fauquier School Board To Expand Its Tobacco-free Policy

Published

on

The Fauquier County School Board became the 34th school division in Virginia to amend its campus-wide smoking ban to include all tobacco-delivery devices, including vapor products and chewing tobacco.

The push for the expanded tobacco ban in school and during outdoor school events was led by students of Fauquier High School belonging to a youth teen volunteer group called “Y Street”, according to Fauquier Times.

The group is comprised of 50 student members and is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth. Y Street’s mission is to encourage smoke and vape free behavior for the good of students and the greater community as a whole, Fauquier Times also reports.

About 20 percent of Virginia teens use e-cigarettes, according to the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, and this statistic has driven school officials and students to address vaping in schools.

Any student caught violating the rule set out by the board could face disciplinary punishment while adults will be asked to abstain from using tobacco products during school-sponsored events.

To read more click here for the Fauquier Times article.

Chris Mellides is the Managing Editor of VAPE Magazine. A seasoned journalist, he has worked in all areas of the media industry since first getting his start in newspaper reporting. Contact him at chris@vapemz.com.

Continue Reading

VAPE News

Tennessee Now Pushing Tobacco 19 Legislation

Published

on

Vaping Post reports that Tennessee Democrats Jeff Yarbro and Darren Jernigan are pushing legislation to increase the legal age of tobacco purchasers from 18 to 19. Though they have yet to speak openly about this legislative push, Tennessee vaping businesses reportedly believe that this push is intended to negative impact Tennessee’s vapor industry.

Dimitris Agrafiotis of the Tennessee Smoke Free Association said, in part:

“The Tennessee Smoke Free Association representing vape shops and independent vape manufacturers opposes the bill. There is no scientific evidence or data that suggests raising the age of purchase would deter youth from initiating use. In fact the CDC and FDA both have stated that the average smoker starts at age 13. We will continue to support enforcement at the point of sale and fair, reasonable regulation.”

Continue Reading

Trending