Vaping Regulations, Raising Tobacco Age Limit To 21 Among Advancing California Senate Bills

They include measures to raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21 and to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products.



New Bill Would Treat Electronic Cigarettes Like Tobacco In Public Places

Currently, vaping is treated as a safe alternative to smoking, but some lawmakers want to ban it from the same places cigarettes aren’t allowed.


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E-Cigarette Industry Has Few Rules, But Change Seems Likely

The Vapor Spot doesn’t immediately conjure images of the Wild West. There’s a curved, neon-backed bar and full-length windows at the downtown Sacramento shop.


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California Bills To Regulate E-Cigs, Raise Smoking Age Stall

Two California bills aimed at curbing youth smoking by regulating e-cigarettes and boosting the smoking age to 21 have stalled in committee, with one lawmaker even rejecting his own measure after it was revised.



E-Cigarette Regulations Blocked By California Lawmakers After Key Provision Gutted

“I disassociate myself from it. It’s a very dangerous bill now,” state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, told lawmakers after they voted to remove the provision that defined e-cigarettes as tobacco products.


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Bills Take Aim At Smoking Age, Where E-Cigarettes Are Sold In Calif.

he California senate passed a bill today that would raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. Lawmakers are also going after e-cigarettes.



California Bill Would Ban E-Cigarettes In Bars, Public Buildings

SB140 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would classify the devices that heat liquid nicotine into vapor as tobacco products similar to cigarettes. That would prohibit Californians from using the devices in restaurants, buses, hospitals and other places they cannot smoke.



Technology Behind E-Cigarettes Takes Off As Regulation Looms For ‘Vapers’

At the same time, a rapidly growing market for e-cigarettes and the possibility that the devices could be safer than regular cigarettes have some in the industry worried that regulation that’s too heavy-handed would stifle the technological innovation – and their businesses.


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Congressional Report Presses For E-Cigarette Rules

Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.


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Rancho Cordova Bans New Hookah Lounges While Reviewing E-Cig Plan

As e-cigarettes become more popular, cities are looking to rewrite their smoking regulations. In Rancho Cordova’s case, hookah lounges could be part of those new rules.