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.

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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.