Lane County Board Regulates E-Cigarettes

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County is tightening regulations on e-cigarette sales to keep them out of the hands of children. The Lane County Board of Commissioners heard testimony from dozens of community members Tuesday morning, urging them to take action quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and by a narrow margin, after hours of discussion, the board … Continue reading »

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 »