Industry get a temporary reprieve in New York. Judge allows trade organizations to intervene in Maryland case. LA and Oregon jump on the flavor ban crazy wagon. New Jersey vaping task force recommends “ban, ban, ban” as it lies, lies, lies. National Save Vaping Day Oct. 7th!
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NEW YORK: (UPDATE) A New York court on Thursday temporarily halted a state ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, giving the embattled vaping industry a breather just a day before the state’s prohibition was due to take effect.
ADVOCACY: (NATIONAL SAVE VAPING DAY IS OCT 7th!) Organizers are asking vape shops, online retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and other entities that want to see vaping survive to donate some, or even all, of their profits for the day to consumer advocacy organizations!
MARYLAND: (BREAKING NEWS) Judge allows vapor organizations to intervene for purpose of appeal in Maryland vapor case
NEW JERSEY: (UPDATE) Governor Murphy announces recommendations of his task force on vaping, which included a ban on both flavors and online sales. Murphy said he doesn’t have the authority to ban flavors products by executive order. Both the task force and the governor blamed flavored retail products for the lung illness outbreak that has been more strongly linked to unrelated products sold on the street. The press conference was a farce that included such doozies as “There is no scientific evidence to date that identifies e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation product.” and “Fifty percent of people who use nicotine or tobacco products will die from it.”
OREGON: (UPDATE) Governor Brown orders 180-day ban on flavored vaping products, following other governors in falsely blaming nicotine vapor products (sold to help adults quit smoking) for the recent outbreak of lung illnesses. While the products most often linked to the illnesses are also flavored, the reason people use them is because they contain THC, the chemical found in cannabis that creates the “high.”