Stories tagged: vaping
Tue., March 20, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
Missoula officials approve ban on indoor vaping
Missoula officials have approved an ordinance to ban vaping indoors and to give businesses the option to prohibit smoking outside their entrances.
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
A new twist on vaping: Juuls are small, discreet, and have health and school officials concerned
Called Juul by brand name – or “juuling” on the street – the vaping device has lit up attention both for its popularity and public health warnings that the discreet, …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Montana counties banning indoor vaping
Montana counties are starting to ban indoor vaping under the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Proposed bill would raise age for tobacco, vaping sales to 21 in Washington
People under 21 could no longer purchase tobacco or vapor products in Washington under
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 5 p.m.
House Call: Nicotine is still nicotine, no matter the delivery system, and it’s still bad for you
The vapor from e-cigarettes goes deep into the lungs and contains a soup of toxic compounds released when the smoking fluid is heated to 450 degrees F or higher, breaking …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Eastern State Hospital to ban tobacco for patients
Patients at Eastern State Hospital will go tobacco-free in November.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Blowing smoke? E-cigarettes might help smokers quit
People who used e-cigarettes were more likely to kick the habit than those who didn’t, a new study found.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
No longer the hot new thing? Teen vaping falls, study says
Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Smoking and vaping age would be 21 under bill that passes Washington House committee
Washington could raise the smoking age to 21 and tax vaping products like cigarettes under bills approved Thursday morning by the House committee that oversees taxes.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 8:37 a.m.
Olympia City Council bans smoking, vaping in parks
Smoking and vaping at all Olympia public parks will be prohibited starting in 2018.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke tobacco, study finds
Los Angeles teenagers are giving health experts a new reason to worry about electronic cigarettes. In a study of more than 3,000 students in L.A. County public schools, those who …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
E-cig explosions prompt lawsuits
Spokane woman among four who file lawsuits over e-cigarette explosions.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
New study based on Seattle patients warns of increase in e-cigarette explosions
It was an injury unlike any Dr. Elisha Brownson had seen – a young man whose teeth were blown out when his electronic cigarette exploded in his mouth. His injuries …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
Whatcom County considers vaping ban
Officials in Whatcom County in northwest Washington are considering banning vaping in certain areas.
Fri., May 6, 2016
FDA’s vaping regulations long overdue
The greatest concern is the increasing number of young people who have been drawn to vaping. Many of them had never smoked before. Rather than kicking an old habit, they’re …
UPDATED: Thu., May 5, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed
Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 7:19 a.m.
California raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21
The governor of California has raised the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 5:19 a.m.
European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging
The European Union’s top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
Spokane health district bans vaping in public places beginning July 1
Vaping will be prohibited in public places and work sites in Spokane County beginning July 1, with the exception of retail vape shops.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
Bill regulating vapor industry gets governor’s signature
A state Senate bill regulating vapor products was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 8:37 p.m.
Vaping regulation gets Washington Legislature’s OK
Washington’s Legislature has passed a bill that would create a number of regulations for companies selling vapor products such as requiring labeling that warns of the health effects of vaping.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Health District to discuss proposed vaping ban
The Spokane Regional Health District’s board will discuss whether to prohibit the use of vaping devices in indoor public places and work sites when it meets Thursday.
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015
Editorial: Vaping should be regulated, taxed
The Spokane Regional Health District and state Legislature are searching for the right way to address a new alternative to smoking.
Mon., Dec. 28, 2015, 3:51 p.m.
Spokane considers ban on vaping in public places
The Spokane Regional Health District is among a number of Washington counties considering banning vaping in indoor public spaces and workplaces. However, retailers of vaping products want to continue to …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 5:47 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Spokane County considering ban on indoor vaping
The Spokane Regional Health District is considering a ban on vaping indoors.
Tue., March 17, 2015
Health experts call for e-cigarette tax, regulation
OLYMPIA – With about a fourth of high school seniors in a recent survey saying they use e-cigarettes, health experts urged the state should tax and regulate the new way …