R.I. Governor Chafee vetoes e-cigarette ban for those under 18
The company plans to advertise Vuse on TV as it tries to build share in a tight market. to advertise on TV,” said David Howard, spokesman for R.J. Reynolds Vapor, the subsidiary selling Vuse. But, he added, “in our television ads you will not see people using the product.” In addition, Vuse will not be marketed online.
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Within three days of last summer’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado-based e-cigarette company, VeppoCig.com, offered free trial kits to anyone who had been at the theater and was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. “Above all, we are a company that cares for the health of our customers. We understand that they are going through a difficult time and we want to help,” the company announced. John Paul Pollock, of The Vapor Store in Golden, described e-cigarettes as “a dignified alternative for people who smoke.” However, Walton rejects comparison to other stop-smoking products – such as the FDA-approved nicotine patch and nicotine-infused gum. “There is no research that shows that (e-cigarettes) are an effective cessation or stop smoking aid or device,” she said. Still, e-cigarettes are catching on worldwide.
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Health officials worry about electronic cigarette push in Colorado
As a matter of public policy, electronic cigarette laws should mirror tobacco product laws, not circumvent them, Chafee said. Other bills vetoed by Chafee on Wednesday would have let municipalities raise taxes on low-income, government-subsidized housing, and increased required public-reporting by the states quasi-public agencies. Chafee did not heed all calls for a veto. For example, he rejected pleas from the states auto insurers to veto a bill telling them when they can and cannot declare a damaged vehicle a total loss, that was a priority of the states politically connected auto-body shop industry. (Leading the industrys fight again this year was the sister/law partner of the former senior deputy majority leader in the House.) Sponsored by Rep. Arthur Corvese, D-North Providence, the new law prohibits an insurer from declaring a motor vehicle a total loss if the cost to restore the vehicle is less than 75 percent of its fair market value before it was damaged.
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