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Vaping, Guns, Marijuana on Tap for Maine Legislative Session

The Maine Legislature might consider restrictions on vaping, stricter gun controls and new marijuana laws in the coming legislative session. Legislators in the Democrat-controlled House and Senate are hoping to propose some 400 bills, and will pitch them to legislative …

New York Court Blocks State Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

A New York court on Thursday temporarily halted a state ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, giving the embattled vaping industry a breather just a day before the state’s prohibition was due to take effect. The appellate court ruling …

Washington Joins Other States to Issue Flavored Vape Ban

Washington is joining several other states in banning the sale of flavored vaping products amid concern over the mysterious lung illness that has sickened hundreds of people and killed about a dozen across the country. Gov. Jay Inslee signed an …

Vaping Lung Illness Cases Reported in Oregon Now at 8

State health officials say three additional cases of severe lung illnesses linked to vaping have been reported, bringing the total to eight. The Oregon Health Authority said last week that two Oregon victims had died. That escalation prompted the state, …

New York Could Add Menthol to Flavor Ban as Vaping Groups Sue

New York officials want to add menthol to the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as the vaping industry seeks to block it, according to the governor’s office. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo said he’s directing his administration …

New York Court Denies Industry Request to Delay E-Cigarette Ban

A state judge has denied the vaping industry’s request to delay a New York emergency ban on flavored e-cigarette sales. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Gerald Connolly on Friday refused to issue a temporary restraining order on the regulations approved …

2 Vaping Sellers Settle Suit in Los Angeles for $350K, Won’t Sell to Minors

Two vaping companies have agreed not to promote their products to minors under a settlement with Los Angeles prosecutors. The city attorney’s office announced a lawsuit settlement Friday with NEwhere Inc. and VapeCo Distribution LLC. The LA-based companies also will …

California Spending $20M on Campaign to Warn Public of Vaping Dangers

California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale of illicit products amid a rise in vaping-related illnesses. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom …

New York Moves to Enact Statewide Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be …

States Report 380 Cases of Lung Disease, 6 Deaths Linked to Vaping

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the number of confirmed and probable cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping, to 380. As of September 11, cases were reported by 36 states and the U.S. …