Entries by Andrew Horn

City of Lincoln Passes T21 ordinance

The city of Lincoln passed a T21 ordinance during their April 30 meeting. TFND supports this measure for all of North Dakota’s cities and counties. The vote to change ordinance 12-07-12 Sale of Tobacco To and Possession, Sale or use by a person under the age of 21 ordinance was unanimous. The age for purchase […]

CTFK on New Jersey Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

This statement is from Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids on April 20 as a New Jersey law banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes became active. This article from January further explains the ban and provides a link to the language of the bill. New Jersey Ban on Sale of All Flavored E-Cigarettes Takes Effect Today Statement […]

Bloomberg News: FDA Says Smokers May Have Higher Risk of Catching Covid-19

This article appeared on the Bloomberg News website on April 21. To read the full article, please click here. FDA Says Smokers May Have Higher Risk of Catching Covid-19 By: Tiffany Kary The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made a second revision on its stance about the risks of Covid-19 and nicotine, saying that cigarettes […]

AL.com: Is vaping essential? Why smoke shops are open during the shutdown

This story appeared on al.com website on April 12. The story follows how Alabama’s vape shops are staying open and what it means for their public health. The link to the original story can be found here. Is vaping essential? Why smoke shops are open during the shutdown By John Sharp | jsharp@al.com Business is booming […]

ABC23: Family warns of symptoms and health dangers of vaping

This story was posted on ABC23’s website on April 14. ABC23 serves Bakersfield, California. The original link to the story can be found here Family warns of symptoms and health dangers of vaping By: Alex Bell Posted at 8:41 PM, Apr 14, 2020 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — This past march 16-year-old Ryker Schamblin had a cough along with […]

Vape Industry Trying to Lobby Federal, State Governments as “Essential Businesses”

Vaping is not an approved method of cessation- Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams made that very clear during his 2020 Smoking Cessation report. Still, the industry is fighting at the state and federal level to stay open as an “essential business.” The World Health Organization says smoking can increase your risk of catching COVID-19 […]