Kathleen Gray Detroit Free Press Published 4:50 PM EDT May 15, 2019 It would be illegal to sell vaping products to minors under a pair of bills that won final passage in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday with wide bi-partisan support. The number of teenagers using vaping devices has increased significantly in the last year, according to a study done by the University of Michigan, which showed that 37.3% of 12th graders reported vaping in 2018 compare to 27.8% in 2017. More than 10% of eighth graders also said they had vaped nicotine in the last year. And reports of 12th graders vaping marijuana increased to 13.1% in 2018 compared to 9.5% in 2017. “Our kids are not for sale," said Rep. Isaac Robinson, D-Detroit. “I hope the governor signs this bill so we can send a message that we need to keep vape products out of the hands of children.” More: Your kids think it's cool to vape at school. It's a big problem. More: Lapeer middle schoolers rushed … [Read more...] about Selling vape products to minors would be crime under bills.
ALBANY – The state Assembly voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ban the purchase of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to people under the age of 21, a move expected to be followed in the coming weeks by the state Senate. Smoking “is a great cost to individuals and families … As a former smoker, I know that," said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, a Manhattan Democrat and sponsor of the bill in the Assembly. The measure was approved 105-23 in the Assembly; it advanced in the committee process last week in the Senate, where a number of anti-tobacco measures also are moving toward likely passage this session. The bill takes effect 120 days after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, already on record supporting the higher tobacco purchase age, signs it into law. Nearly two dozen localities, from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties to New York City, already have 21 on the books as the minimum tobacco purchase age. The measure approved Wednesday would set a new statewide floor of 21. … [Read more...] about New York poised to raise purchase age for tobacco products, e-cigarettes to 21
0 Have your say Vaporized, the Edinburgh-based vaping specialist, is set to undergo a major rebrand in the first quarter as the business targets international growth. Its new name, VPZ, is designed to create a higher level of engagement with overseas consumers. The rebrand comes as VPZ forges ahead with ambitious plans to treble its store footprint to 300 in the UK by 2021. Director Doug Mutter said: “The rebrand gives us a further platform to realise our international expansion vision, providing a transferable name that is easily recognisable to consumers across global regions.“The rebrand also fits with our strategy of bringing new product categories for our expanding customer base.”VPZ will launch National Cigarette Amnesty Day on 14 January to try and help more smokers in the UK quit.The business is inviting smokers to come into VPZ stores across the country to deposit their cigarettes and get a 28-day starter kit help them give up smoking … [Read more...] about Vaporized rebrands to gear up for European growth
By Sheila Kaplan Published 4:02 pm PST, Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Facing public backlash and overseas restrictions, Juul is working on lowering the nicotine in its pods. Facing public backlash and overseas restrictions, Juul is working on lowering the nicotine in its pods. Photo: Joshua Bright / New York Times Photo: Joshua Bright / New York Times Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Facing public backlash and overseas restrictions, Juul is working on lowering the nicotine in its pods. Facing public backlash and overseas restrictions, Juul is working on lowering the nicotine in its pods. Photo: Joshua Bright / New York Times Juul to decrease nicotine, increase vapor cloud 1 / 1 Back to … [Read more...] about Juul to decrease nicotine, increase vapor cloud
Michael Gerstein Special to The Detroit News Published 11:29 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 Franklin — Residents and state officials here are scrambling for answers after the discovery of a spike in potentially dangerous indoor vapors despite a large-scale cleanup effort. In October, inspectors found chemical vapors for trichloroethylene, or TCE, and a common dry-cleaning agent called perchloroethylene, or perc, above state health standards in the Franklin Village Plaza's five shops. They were initially puzzled because they already had installed a system that sucks up air contaminated by decades-old pollution in the plaza's historic building less than a half-mile from the Franklin Cider Mill. There had been a mandatory evacuation of the shops in March for nearly three weeks. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classified TCE as a human carcinogen in 2011. In high enough doses over an extended period of time, perc causes central nervous system issues and … [Read more...] about Vapor contamination plagues Franklin shops despite state clean-up