WHO Calls for E-Cigarette Regulations

(CNN) — E-cigarettes were marketed as the answer to the foul results of tobacco smoke. But the World Health Organization now suggests the vapors from e-cigarettes increase the levels of toxins in the air, including nicotine. The agency is calling for standardized regulations to prevent advertisers and the industry from making unproved health claims for … Continue reading »

Are E-Cigarette Ads Targeting Teens?

(CNN) — The number of teens exposed to E-cigarette ads has exploded, increasing the likelihood that they’ll one day try smoking, according to a study published in the Journal Pediatrics. Ads for traditional cigarettes have been banned from TV since 1971, but E-cigs are now fair game. Researchers found youth exposure to E-cigarette ads increased … Continue reading »

FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Rules

EUGENE, Ore. — A potential government crack-down could happen soon on the increasingly popular products known as e-cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration announced proposed regulations Thursday, and it has the medical industry and local e-cigarette businesses buzzing. Emerald Vapors is a shop Eugene that sells 40 different flavors of e-cigarette products. Currently the FDA … Continue reading »

Smokers Use E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking

MEDFORD, Ore. — Nancy Lowe was a long-time smoker. And when you smoke for 30 years, she says it’s tough to stop. She says she tried a patch, a prescription and even tried going cold turkey. She says none of that worked. “There are so many different things that you are addicted to. It’s not … Continue reading »

Corvallis Passes E-Cigarette Ordinance

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Some new rules are now in place in Corvallis, when it comes to e-cigarettes. City councilors passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18, and it makes it illegal to smoke e-cigarettes anywhere smoking is already banned. That includes indoor workplaces and public … Continue reading »

Oregon Considers E-Cigarette Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s looking into whether it should tax electronic cigarettes. The state is one of 49 states where these e-cigarettes don’t fall under tobacco taxation laws. E-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco, rather a liquid nicotine solution. According to the Oregon Department of Justice, while e-cigarettes are considered a safer alternative to conventional tobacco products, … Continue reading »

E-Cigarette Company Banned from Oregon

August 9, 2010 SALEM, Ore. — A Florida-based company was fined $95,000 and is now banned from selling electronic cigarettes in Oregon. Oregon Attorney General John Kroger made the announcement Monday after the Oregon Department of Justice filed a lawsuit last year against Smoking Everywhere. It claimed the company misrepresented the safety of e-cigarettes and marketing practices geared … Continue reading »