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Indonesia will impose a 57 percent tax on vaping e-liquids, a decision that may be intended to protect the cigarette market from competition in a country with extremely high smoking rates.
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Results from the first major national teen tobacco survey since the panic about teen vaping accelerated this year show that high school student e-cigarette use in 2017 didn’t increase substantially from 2016.
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In an election billed as a war between good and evil, San Francisco voters overwhelmingly passed a ban on flavored tobacco products, including vaping e-liquid.
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The Chicago City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban nicotine-containing e-liquid in any flavor except tobacco. The law would not ban menthol cigarettes or flavored cigars.
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A New York bill that would ban all flavored vaping e-liquid sales is being discussed in committee. In New Jersey, the governor has introduced a 75 percent wholesale tax on vapor products as part of his proposed budget.
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Democratic politicians like Sens. Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer are attacking vaping as though it were a bigger problem than smoking. Is it because they consider it a real problem, or just an easy target?
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Appealing the lawsuit challenging the FDA’s Deeming Rule is a costly venture so the vaping industry is turning to crowdfunding to raise the estimated $250,000 needed to finish the job. The campaign is called #FUNDtheSUIT, and it’s being promoted by YouTube reviewer GrimmGreen and Vape News Magazine.
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San Francisco voters will decide on June 5 whether to ban menthol cigarettes, and other flavored tobacco products (including vaping e-liquid). Proposition E pits the city’s Board of Supervisors and a coalition of tobacco control groups against opponents from tobacco companies, local grocers and convenience stores, and vape shops and e-liquid manufacturers.
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YouTube has recently penalized vaping channels without explanation, apparently focused on the popular product JUUL. The problems with vaping and YouTube go further though, with e-cigarette-related channels demonetized and suppressed on the video hosting site.
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Tobacco stocks fell in April after a Citigroup analyst downgraded Marlboro-maker Altria, and Philip Morris International released a weak earnings report. CNBC analyst Jim Cramer summed it up in a Mad Money episode, saying the cigarette manufacturers were “bent, spindled and mutilated” by the threat posed by vaping rivals like JUUL.