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  • (Tobacco) Sen. Majority Leader McConnell to introduce bill [TR]

    04/18/2019 6:34:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 18 APRIL 2019 | Angelica LaVito
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 from 18, he announced Thursday. McConnell will introduce the legislation, called the McConnell bill, in May, he said. It will cover all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. McConnell’s backing marks the strongest support yet in Congress for what’s been dubbed “T21.” “For some time, I’ve been hearing from the parents who are seeing an unprecedented spike in vaping among their teenage children,” McConnell said in a statement. “In addition, we all know people who started smoking at a young age and who...
  • The FDA Needs To Leave Vaping Alone

    03/17/2019 4:20:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    It’s not often I’m happy to see a bureaucrat leave their job. That’s not entirely true, I would like to see every bureaucrat leave their job and would cheer wildly if they did. But I’m cheering one specific bureaucrat leaving his job because he was particularly dangerous at it – Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Why would I, and why should you, care that the head of the FDA has given his notice? Because, if you’re like me, or care about anyone in the future who might be, his resignation might just save lives. Like too many people,...
  • Texas man killed by exploding vape pen

    02/05/2019 9:33:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    N Y Post ^ | 02/05/19 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    William Brown died after his left internal carotid artery was severed due to trauma from the exploding vape pen he just bought from Smoke & Vape DZ in Keller, a town just north of Fort Worth, his distraught grandmother told WFAA. “He popped it and it exploded, and that’s when it shot across his mouth,” Alice Brown told the station. Brown claimed the device’s battery malfunctioned, melting bits of plastic from her car to the vape pen — which launched the charred debris into her grandson’s face and neck, leaving her car soaked in blood. Brown died at John Peter...
  • Vaping Is Good, Vaping Works, So Government Is Trying To Kill It

    01/17/2019 10:20:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    I used to be a smoker. It was stupid, I know, but I did it for a very long time. I'm not alone, not unique, plenty of people made that same choice I did to take up the nasty habit when we were young and convinced we were invincible. Like tens of millions of Americans, I managed to quit and haven’t looked back. I would still be smoking today if not for the miracle (and it is indeed a miracle) of the e-cigarette. I vaped like a madman...and it was my bridge to a much healthier and happier lifestyle. To...
  • UPDATE: XHALE City Vape Shop FIRES Racist Trump-Hating Liberal After SCREECHING MELTDOWN...

    12/31/2018 9:48:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | December 29, 2018 | by Jim Hoft
    A clerk at Xhale City vape shop in Tucker, Atlanta went absolutely ballistic after a customer wearing a Trump t-shirt walked into the establishment. The pro-Trump customer was denied service and asked to leave the store while the vape shop employee accused him of being a “racist motherf*cker.” A black man was also standing in front of the counter watching it all go down and it was all caught on video. “If you do not stop recording in my store, I’m going to call the police and ask you to leave,” the triggered employee said. The customer refused to be...
  • Video from Atlanta shows store employee assaulting customer for wearing pro-Trump shirt

    12/28/2018 5:03:09 PM PST · by grundle · 209 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 28, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Video from Atlanta shows store employee assaulting customer for wearing pro-Trump shirt This brand new video from Atlanta, Georgia, shows a store employee assaulting a customer for wearing a pro-Trump shirt. The assault occurs at 0:36https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65b7YuGOYMw
  • Air China Will Fire Pilots Who Caused 25,000-Foot Drop by Smoking in Cockpit

    07/13/2018 11:18:22 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 27 replies
    The Points Guy ^ | 07/13/18
    The captain and first officer of an Air China 737 that plunged 25,000 feet after one of them starting vaping in the cockpit will be fired, the carrier said Friday. “After an investigation to verify the incident, the decision is to suspend the related crew from flying and terminate the contracts in accordance with the law,” Air China said in a statement. “The crew members who are responsible for the incident have been seriously dealt with.” The airline has asked the Chinese aviation authority to revoke the pilots’ flying licenses as well. Flight CA106 was about half an hour out...
  • English tobacco control plan embraces tobacco harm reduction

    07/20/2017 4:18:13 PM PDT · by kingu · 6 replies
    The Counterfactual ^ | 18-07-2017 | Clive Bates
    The Department of Health (UK/England) today released its tobacco control plan for England: Towards a smoke-free generation: tobacco control plan for England (PDF) The embrace of vaping and other low-risk alternatives to smoking runs through the text. This is probably the first significant government policy paper anywhere that recognises and pursues the opportunities of tobacco harm reduction, rather than defining these technologies as a threat to be suppressed. For that, the Department of Health and its allies deserve considerable credit. Some extracts on tobacco harm reduction.
  • De Blasio Brags About New York Cigarette Price Floor Being Raised To ‘Highest Price In The Country’

    04/20/2017 5:07:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 19, 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that cigarette prices in the city would go up $2.50 to $13 which, de Blasio bragged, would be "the highest price in the country." . . . Council Member Fernando Cabrera, who introduced the bill to create the licensing requirement for e-cigarette retailers, described the proposal as "a major step to limit the use of e-cigarettes, which are dangerous nicotine delivery systems that can lead to nicotine and potentially drug addiction."
  • FREEPERS & VAPING: Who vapes here? Did it help you quit smoking?

    10/04/2016 3:15:43 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 67 replies
    4 OCT 2016 | rdb3
    I was a 2-pack a day smoker, mainly Kool Blue 100s or Newport 100s. Menthol was my taste, but would sponge a Marlboro while in the field in the Army.After switching to vaping Halo Sub-Zero 24mg, my taste for analog cigarettes vanished. Some time later, my desire for hitting my cherry bomber deminished.So I ask my fellow FReepers and FReepettes, do you vape? Has it helped you kick the habit? Jesus Christ: You can't impeach Him and He ain't gonna resign.
  • California tobacco tax measure targets an industry under pressure

    06/22/2016 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Drango · 21 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | June 20 | TARYN LUNA
    On a cool spring day at the Capitol, Toni Atkins delivered a series of blows unlike anything the tobacco industry had ever felt in California. Then speaker of the Assembly, the San Diego Democrat had been a lame duck for the last six months since the house elected Anthony Rendon to replace her. It was a Thursday morning in March and her final session as speaker, a tenure that lasted just shy of a year and 10 months. In a series of quick votes, the Assembly passed six smoking bills, the most significant of which raised the age to buy...
  • Hot Air: Democrats Work With Big Tobacco and Big Pharma to Choke the Vaping Industry

    06/02/2016 7:30:24 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 29 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 2 June 2016 | Monica Showalter
    Meet the strange bedfellows against vaping: drug and tobacco companies, health advocates and Democratic lawmakers. A convergence of interests among these four lies behind the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement on May 5 that e-cigarettes will be regulated as rigorously as tobacco beginning in August. Vaping advocates say the cost of FDA approvals will bankrupt an industry that might vastly improve public health. This spring, a major study from the Royal College of Physicians, the British equivalent of the Office of the Surgeon General, found e-cigarettes to be 95 percent less harmful than cigarettes.
  • FDA regulations could kill the vaping industry

    05/26/2016 1:18:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    WVLT - CBS Local ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Lauren Davis
    Knoxville vape companies are fuming mad after the FDA passed new regulations this month. They say this new law will put an end to the vaping industry. They are shocked at how far reaching the regulations are, and now they're afraid the new restrictions will destroy the industry. Hunter Allison with Tri State Vape Company will have to submit an application for each new product. He says that would come with a hefty price tag. Allison says, "The absolutely lowest price I've seen is $300,000 per product and that's $4.5 million for me and there's no possible way. He's already...
  • Medical marijuana legalization sent to Ohio governor

    05/25/2016 10:16:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2016 11:11 PM EDT | Julie Carr Smyth
    A medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent to Ohio Gov. John Kasich in an effort by state lawmakers to offset support for a proposed fall ballot measure. The measure cleared the Ohio Senate by just three votes, and the House followed by OKing Senate changes 67-28. The proposal, which Kasich has not committed to signing, would bar patients from smoking marijuana or growing it at home, but it would allow its use in vapor form for certain chronic health conditions. It garnered both support and opposition among Republicans and Democrats. Supporters recalled emotional testimony from chronic pain sufferers and...
  • FDA Neo-Prohibitionists Don’t Care About Your Health

    05/07/2016 5:21:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2016 | Kevin Glass
    The Food and Drug Administration this week came out with regulations that will force e-cigarette and vaping manufacturers to go through the same onerous process to qualify what they sell as "tobacco products" - despite not having one iota of tobacco involved.There's only one conclusion to draw here: the FDA doesn't care about public health."Vaping" is seen by government health nannies as yet another sinful behavior that irresponsible Americans are participating in when they could be eating kale salads instead. But that takes a fundamentally misguided point of view on the subject. What vaping really constitutes is a tobacco alternative...
  • Jerry Brown raises California smoking age to 21, tightens vaping rules

    05/05/2016 11:11:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday enacted California’s most significant new tobacco regulations in decades, signing laws that will place tight restrictions on use of the increasingly popular e-cigarette and make California the second state to raise its smoking age to 21. Brown signed five closely watched bills, which will also expand smoking restrictions in the workplace and on school properties. California now joins jurisdictions like Hawaii, New York City and San Francisco that have bumped the tobacco-buying age to 21 in an effort to block young people’s route to obtaining tobacco. But Brown vetoed one measure that would have allowed...
  • To Quit Smoking — Let’s All Vape

    05/04/2016 7:22:06 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 50 replies
    LifeZette ^ | 5/4/16 | Kristen Fisher
    There is plenty of evidence to suggest that smoking e-cigarettes can be harmful — but now the Britain-based Royal College of Physicians thinks smokers should use them as a way to quit. Their report says the devices are helping people more than harming them — at least so far. “This is the first genuinely new way of helping people stop smoking that has come along in decades,” John Britton, director of the U.K. Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at the University of Nottingham, said in a statement. E-cigarettes deliver nicotine without the tar — and without some chemicals linked...
  • Words Mean Whatever the Left Decides They Mean

    04/26/2016 3:41:16 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 25 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | April 26, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Gloucester County, Virginia wasn't expecting to find itself in the midst of the never-ending culture wars when it told a female high school student named Gavin Grimm that she isn't entitled to use the boys' facilities just because she suffers from the delusion that she's a boy. Grimm sued her school with the assistance of the Department of Justice and the ACLU. In a recent 2-1 decision by the 4th US Circuit of Appeals, Grimm won her case. In order to find some accommodation for Grimm her high school went as far as installing three single-stall bathrooms throughout the school....
  • Hundreds Hit The Streets To Protest Ontario's Vaping Ban Proposal

    04/13/2016 8:45:46 AM PDT · by avrakay · 13 replies
    Tech Times ^ | April 12 2016 | Deepthi B
    The news of e-cigarette ban doesn't seem to have gone down too well with vaping advocates in Ontario. Hundreds of people marched on April 9 to Queen's Park to protest against the newly proposed ban on vaping in the Canadian province.
  • DC Launches Anti-Smoking Campaign A Week Before Taxing Vape Shops Out Of Existence

    09/25/2015 8:08:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 24, 2015 | Josh Fatzick
    D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander announced Tuesday that the week of Sept. 20, 2015, would forever be known as “DC Calls It Quits Week.” The announcement comes just one week before the city plans to implement a 67 percent tax on e-cigarettes, effectively taxing vape shops out of existence. Alexander brought a gaggle of people to the front of the council chambers to make the announcement and to encourage “everyone in the District of Columbia to put down those cigarettes.” "Put down those tobacco product today, and hopefully this can be the beginning of a new beginning for anyone who...