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New Jersey Enacts Flavor Ban

On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation banning flavored vapor products statewide. In a media release delivered on the Governor's official web site, Murphy said: “As Governor, I am first and foremost charged with protecting…
John Castle
January 21, 2020
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U.S. Sees “Tobacco 21” Go Nationwide

In signing the 2019 national defense spending bill into law on Friday, December 20th, U.S. President Donald Trump also passed several attached resolutions; one of these resolutions makes age 21 the new nation-wide minimum age for purchase of tobacco and…
John Castle
December 23, 2019
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Mass. Vaping Ban Lawsuit On Indefinite Hold

Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court has put a lawsuit by the Vapor Technology Association on indefinite hold. The lawsuit challenges the state's emergency ban on vapor products, and was signed into effect by Republican Governor Charlie Baker in September. The hold…
John Castle
December 10, 2019
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Prince Edward Island Pursues Tobacco 21

With more and more cities and provinces exploring or establishing new regulations by the week lately, Prince Edward Island is the latest to join in trying to combat underage vaping. P.E.I.’s answer is a measure known in the United States…
John Castle
November 22, 2019
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British Columbia Mulls Flavor Ban

The Province of Ontario finds itself weighing the benefits against the drawbacks of a ban on flavored vaping products. While such a ban would ostensibly be aimed at deterring minors from using vapor products, authorities in Ontario acknowledge the flavors…
John Castle
November 19, 2019