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Gov. Evers calls for legislative action to curb youth vaping

Jan. 19, 2020 1:50 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Sunday he wants state lawmakers to pass a package of bills aimed at curbing youth vaping and educating the public about vaping's potential dangers. The bills Evers, a Democrat, is requesting would ban vaping and vapor products on K-12 campuses and...

Lawmakers weigh ban on many flavors of vaping products

Jan. 17, 2020 4:28 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are considering banning many flavors of vaping products in order to curb usage among teens. Rep. Carl Perry, an Aberdeen Republican, filed a bill in the House on Thursday that would make it illegal to sell or possess vaping flavors other than mint, menthol...

West Virginia county bans indoor use of e-cigarettes, vapes

Jan. 17, 2020 1:11 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health board in West Virginia's largest county voted Thursday to ban the use of e-cigarettes and vapes inside public spaces, news outlets reported. The Kanawha County Board of Health unanimously passed the ordinance that will bring e-cigarettes and vapes in line with existing...

Officials: 23 cases of vaping-related illness in Washington

Jan. 16, 2020 2:37 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Health officials said Thursday more cases of severe vaping-related lung disease have been confirmed in Washington state, bringing the total number to 23, All of the confirmed cases have a history of using e-cigarettes or vapor products. KOMO reports eight cases have been confirmed in...

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, cartridge-based e-cigarettes that are popular with high school students. But menthol and tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes will be allowed to remain on the market.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Vape shop owners oppose New Hampshire flavor ban proposal

Jan. 15, 2020 4:34 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire vape shop owners came out in force Wednesday against a proposal to ban flavored products, arguing it would force them out of business and harm the health of adult customers who will return to smoking. The Trump administration announced this month that it will prohibit...

New Jersey passes ban on flavored vaping products

Jan. 13, 2020 9:29 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers on Monday passed legislation to prohibit flavored vaping products, sending the measure to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's desk. The Democrat-led Senate passed the bill 22-15, with the Democratic-controlled Assembly voting 53-11 with eight lawmakers not voting on the...

New York called to include menthol in flavored tobacco ban

Jan. 13, 2020 7:15 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers could ban flavored tobacco products amid growing concern over the tobacco and vaping industry's use of flavorings to attract young people and African Americans, though it's unclear whether a push to ban menthol cigarettes will succeed. The Democratic Senate Majority...

NJ lawmakers weighing bill to bar flavored vaping products

Jan. 13, 2020 1:38 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers were set to vote Monday on legislation that would prohibit flavored vaping products. Lawmakers proposed the ban, including any fruit or candy among others, to target young people, who they say prefer the flavored e-cigarettes. The Democrat-led Legislature is...

Judge blocks NY ban on flavored vaping products

Jan. 11, 2020 10:23 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has blocked New York state from enforcing an executive order banning flavored vaping products. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Catherine Cholakis ruled that the state Public Health and Health Planning Council overstepped its authority last September when it issued a ban on...

Kentucky officials report probable vaping-related death

Jan. 10, 2020 7:47 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky health officials on Friday announced the state's first probable vaping-related death. The man who died was in his late 20s, said Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Angela Dearinger. The Centers for Disease Control website said as of Tuesday, 57 vaping-related deaths had been...