MegaVapes in downtown St. Cloud was the first e-cigarette shop to open in the city’s surrounding area in late May. Three more stores, E-Cig Emporium, Vapers Way and Smokin’ Monkey, have set up shops since the beginning of this month, according to the St.
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Antismoking groups push for veto of R.I. e-cigarette legislation
An e-cigarette starter kit costs $33 to $100, and internationally nicotine costs $2 to $5 a day. Nicotine does not cause cancer, lung disease or heart disease as does smoking tobacco. There is no flame, no smoulder, no secondhand smoke, no ash, no tar.
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‘Vaping’ a healthier way for NZ
e-cigarette legislation Antismoking groups push for veto of R.I. Instead they are calling for a veto. On July 1, two days before the General Assembly ended its 2013 session, state lawmakers passed a bill prohibiting persons under the age of 18 from using or purchasing e-cigarettes and other vapor products that heat liquid nicotine into a smokable vapor. But a coalition that includes some of Rhode Islands largest health advocacy groups calls the bill a stalking horse for tobacco and e-cigarette companies that want to exempt the growing industry from the regulations and taxes imposed on traditional tobacco-based products. They argue that the legislation also does not address how the state will enforce the new law, which includes a $500 fine for violators, or how it will make sure minors do not simply purchase e-cigarettes online, one of the primary ways at least two Rhode Island-based companies do business. And with federal regulators still studying the health risks of the new technology, they suggest the bill could create regulatory loopholes with long-term and national implications.
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