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 »