This page offers a summary of the federal rules. You can find comprehensive federal requirements for tobacco retailers in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic… Read More »Selling Tobacco Products in Retail Stores
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