e-cigarettes

More Indiana youth are vaping than ever before and the state plans to address the issue. 

State and health leaders joined teens from Fishers High School to announce the new three-part initiative. 

Indiana’s health department is investigating 11 cases of a severe respiratory illness to see if they’re linked to e-cigarettes. Similar cases were also discovered in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Vaping Tax Bill Dies As 2019 Session Ends

Apr 25, 2019
Exhaling smoke from an e-cigarette. (WFIU/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

A bill to impose a tax on the liquids used in e-cigarettes couldn’t make it to the finish line as the 2019 legislative session ended.

Outstanding questions sidelined a bill in the legislature to tax vaping products. But the bill’s sponsor feels confident the legislation will move forward this year.

Senate Committee Grapples With E-Cigarette Taxes

Apr 1, 2019
Exhaling smoke from an e-cigarette. (WFIU/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

A Senate panel is grappling with how – and how much – to tax electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigarette Tax Would Impact Small Businesses

Mar 11, 2019

A bill to tax electronic cigarettes in Indiana is moving through the legislature and some say the proposal needs work.

Survey Finds Vaping Up Among Indiana Youth

Aug 24, 2018

The annual Indiana Youth Survey looks at substance use, mental health and other addiction risk factors.  This year’s assessment found a significant increase in use of electronic cigarettes by middle and high schoolers. 

A report released by the U.S. Surgeon General says a growing number young adults are using electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes and many think it’s a public health concern.

The report finds that e-cigarette use has tripled among middle and high school students since 2011. The U.S. Surgeon General calls the rise a public health concern and oncologist and lung expert with Indiana University Health Dr. Nasser Hanna agrees. He says e-cigarettes can contain harmful carcinogens.

Barbara Brosher / Indiana Public Broadcasting

A Marion County judge Thursday rejected a request Thursday to halt Indiana’s new e-liquid regulations that are set to take effect next month. 

The trade group Hoosier Vapers filed a lawsuit last year challenging new rules that dictate how liquids for e-cigarettes can be manufactured in Indiana.

Hoosier Vapers says the law is unconstitutional and the state is overstepping its regulatory authority.

As part of its lawsuit, the group asked for a preliminary injunction that would stop the regulations from going into effect July 1. The judge ruled against them. 

Barbara Brosher / Indiana Public Broadcasting

An Indiana Vaping trade and consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit to block a law that is set to take effect next July.

The law, passed this year sets several new regulations for the makers of e-liquids, including one that requires stores that make their own e-liquids to have specific security standards at their place of business.

Hoosier Vapers chairman Evan McMahon says security companies like A-D-T and Siemens have said they cannot meet those needs--and without that security, individual stores will not qualify for the state’s new license standards.

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