Vaping Ban Upheld By Federal Court
Federal appeals court judges issued a controversial ruling that some are calling a dangerous interpretation of the law.
No ripping clouds in the sky.
A federal court has stamped out a challenge
to the Department of Transportation’s ban on e-cigarettes on commercial flights. E-cigarettes were added to the list of banned tobacco products last year in order to protect passengers from a vaper’s secondhand mists on all commercial U.S. flights as well as international flights to and from the U.S.
As part of the new Tobacco Control Plan, health bosses will promote e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to traditional fags.
Employers are reminded that e-cigarette use is not illegal in offices and bosses are free to decide whether to allow staff to vape.
New Taxes Threaten Pennsylvania Vape Stores
By The Patriot-News
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on September 19, 2016 at 2:10 PM, updated September 19, 2016 at 3:09 PM
Opponents of Pennsylvania’s 40 percent tax on e-cigarettes are rallying around new legislation that would repeal what vape store owners describe as the death knell of the industry.
Lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf avoided another protracted budget impasse this year by relying on new revenues from an expansion of gambling, reforms to the liquor system and higher taxes on smokers and the businesses that cater to their nicotine habits. That includes a 40 percent tax on the wholesale price on vaping supplies as well as a 40 percent “floor tax” on the inventory currently sitting on vape shop shelves.