FDA moving to regulate e-cigarettes, “vaping” liquid nicotine
Ars Technica- July 3, 2015

Citing the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, the Food and Drug Administration is considering adding warning labels on liquid nicotine used in so-called electronic "vaping" devices and is also mulling a requirement for the liquid to be sold in child-resistant packaging. "The continuing rise in popularity of electronic nicotine devices (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes, which often use liquid nicotine and nicotine-containing e-liquids, has coincided with an increase in calls to poison control centers and visits to emergency rooms related to liquid nicotine poisoning and other nicotine exposure risks," the agency announced Tuesday.
Jordan City Council Members Debate E-cigarette Ordinance
Jordan Independent- May 20, 2015

Once again, members of the Jordan City Council debated whether or not electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, should be treated the same as regular tobacco cigarettes. Two months ago the council failed to come to a consensus and a motion to prohibit their use in private businesses failed on a 3-3 vote. On Monday, May 18, council members revived the debate in a work session, which included testimony from a number of people.
Meeker Memorial Hospital Bans E-cigarettes & Tobacco On Campus
West Central Tribune- May 14, 2015

Meeker Memorial Hospital and Clinic is implementing a tobacco-free policy this week that covers the entire campus — not only the buildings but also the grounds and any vehicle parked on the grounds. The policy extends as well to electronic cigarettes.The hospital has been a smoke-free building for more than 25 years. Broadening the policy to include the grounds was a long-term goal of the hospital’s wellness team to promote community health. The policy is being implemented in conjunction with National Hospital Week this week.

Maplewood Passes Strong Tobacco Ordinance
Lille News- May 13, 2015

Maplewood City Hall was abuzz Monday, April 27, as small-business owners, students and activists waited outside council chambers for the meeting where revisions to the city's tobacco sale ordinance promised to spark a lively debate. The five proposed amendments included bans on minors selling tobacco products and on the sampling of electronic cigarettes in retail tobacco establishments. The city council approved the first reading of the revised ordinance in a 3-1 vote.

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