Hawaiian politicians call for a total vaping ban

Leaders of the Hawaiian senate introduce a bill calling for an outright ban

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Hawaii wants to ban vaping. Or, at least, two state senators think proposing such a ban might be a way to score some easy political points.

A bill introduced by Sens. William Espero and Ronald Kouchi would ban the sale of “an electronic smoking device that contains nicotine.” Greg Conley of the American Vaping Association interprets that as meaning self-contained devices like cigalikes and bottled e-liquid.

Kouchi is the president of the Hawaii senate, and Espero is vice president. Both are Democrats.

Hawaiian vapers should join CASAA, and keep an eye out for further information on this bill, and any others that may be introduced. If a complete ban makes any progressin the state legislature, CASAA will issue a call to action, and e-mail details directly to members in Hawaii.

Vaping360 tries to keep up with all state legislation on vaping, but we need your help! If you hear of proposed legislation in your state, please contact me ([email protected]), and we’ll try to stay on top of the situation.

Jim McDonald

I spend most of my time studying the regulatory, legislative and scientific challenges to vaping, advocating for our right to exist, and talking with others who do the same. Consider me a source for information, and feel free to agree or disagree with anything I say. I love good coffee and sweet Michigan cherries. My childhood hero was Gordie Howe.

  • Olaf

    Good read! I like that you suggest what Hawaiian vapers should do know.

    But the situation in Hawaii is just ridiculous! It’s a pity that the senators don’t want to see the benefits of vaping.

    • Gary Balkam

      Sounds like it is time to start rattling the cage and bring the term “Non-confidence” to the table. Figure it this way.. if Trump had said, he was going to outright ban vaping in the US… they would have a female president in office.

      Votes count. If the Gov’t officials aren’t doing what the public wants, kick them out of office and get ones in office that take “For the people” more seriously.

  • Disgruntled_Veteran

    Good article, Jim

    Interesting that Senator Espero wants an outright ban on vaping. He is just another ignorant fool who is blind ONLY because he refuses to see.

    How many people have been killed because others were driving while vaping, Senator?

    Why is it you want an outright ban on vaping? Why not ban tobacco? Or alcohol? The answer is simple – – – too much money goes into your campaign chest from advocates from those vices.

    Vape shops, and vapers don’t contribute enough?

    Like so many in our islands, you are naught but a false pride, fix something that is not broken hypocrite.

    Senator Espero just lost my vote.