E-cig bill called a ‘Trojan horse’
Word-of-mouth in the growing vape community brings them in. Customers can buy items called Snake Oil and the like. Start-up kits generally range from $50 to more than $300. Vapers can choose the amount of nicotine they want to inhale.
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Kunze said the definition is designed to cover new tobacco-industry products without having to change the law each time. This is generic enough to allow the things they are coming out with, like lozenges, she said. Nine states have passed bills similar to the one introduced in Ohio, over objections from anti-smoking groups. Rhode Island Gov.
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Medical association urges local gov’ts to ban e-cigarettes
Leo Olarte said. He noted that the Iloilo City Council amended its Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance on Thursday to include the battery-operated device in the ban on smoking in public places and transportation. He encouraged other cities nationwide to also make the same move, saying that this is a simple case of life and death involving the very health and lives of our people, most especially our children. Earlier, the World Health Organization urged all governments to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes as there was no proof that using them was safe and could help people kick the smoking habit. The WHO said it had data showing a trend in other countries where people graduated to smoking real cigarettes after using e-cigarettes.
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