On September 11th 2019, President Donald Trump announced he was preparing a ban on flavored E-cigarettes, declaring the “war against vaping”. South Carolina was rated… Read More »Federal Vaping Ban: Will it Impact South Carolina Jobs?
South Carolina Legislation
After months of discussion, Columbia City Council has approved an extensive update to its smoking ordinance, prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in places — like… Read More »Columbia Bans Vaping in Bars and Restaurants, Expands Smoking Ban
Columbia City Councilman Howard Duvall says city council is revising an ordinance to include e-cigarettes in the “no smoking” ban for restaurants and bars in… Read More »SC city moves to ban smoking e-cigarettes in restaurants, bars
For nearly an hour Wednesday, S.C. House members debated a bill to ban local governments from passing more regulations on cigarettes and vaping products. In… Read More »A ban on bans: Are SC legislators killing local control as favor for Big Business?
The House last week passed a bill that would prevent local governments from adding any restrictions to the sale of tobacco or nicotine products, while… Read More »Statehouse proposals put a cloud over e-cigarette use in SC
Legislators are one step closer to getting a handle on teen vaping, a problem that the US Surgeon General calls an “epidemic.” https://abcnews4.com/news/local/bill-aims-to-smoke-out-teen-vaping-in-south-carolina-but-identifying-users-is-a-challenge
A proposal to make it harder for S.C. teenagers to get their hands on e-cigarettes has been sent to the S.C. House for a vote.… Read More »SC lawmakers moving quickly on plan to keep teens from vaping
At the end of 2018, South Carolina Representative Beth Bernstein was hoping to usher in a New Year’s resolution of fewer teens using electronic cigarette… Read More »Bill proposals limiting minors’ vaping, child-marriage to proceed
A bar graph released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the dramatic decline of cigarette use from 2006 to 2017. https://muschealth.org/patients-visitors/news/2018/06/19/adult-cigarette-smoking-drops-to-all-time-low-as-student-vaping-heats-up