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Vaping law overhaul sent to the governor

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate’s vaping regulation overhaul is on its way to the governor’s desk after passing out of both chambers. “All in all we got a product here that will open up competition in the state of Indiana, bring in jobs add value and undue bad and overburdens of regulations,” […]

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Senate vaping bill moves full steam ahead to the House

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that strives to fix Indiana’s current vaping law, part of which was ruled unconstitutional, passed the Senate Tuesday. Sen. Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville, said she voted and spoke against Indiana’s current law regarding the vaping industry last year with the fear it would give undue control to […]

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Vaping bill under review after court ruling

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers are putting a bill on hold after courts ruled part of current vaping law unconstitutional. The latest version of Senate Bill 1 would remove the strict security restrictions that essentially created a monopoly. Only one security firm, Lafayette-based Mulhaupt’s, could met the requirements. SB 1 also would […]

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Zoeller urges Congress not to pass e-cig legislation

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Federal legislation being proposed could weaken the Tobacco Control Act in relation to e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products. Attorney General Greg Zoeller, along with Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, are urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations to oppose the legislation. “The federal government continues […]

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Zoeller calls on FDA to protect youth from e-cigs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Greg Zoeller is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include and prohibit e-cigarettes under the Tobacco Control Act to protect youth from the addiction and adverse health effects of nicotine. This plea is a result of growing concern as more Hoosier youths have access to […]

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Vape shop owners: pass e-cig regulation bill

By Kiara Patton TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Several Indiana vape shop owners showed up to the Statehouse on Wednesday to voice their support of legislation that would prohibit retailers from selling e-cigarettes without a valid tobacco sales certificate. Senate Bill 463, authored by Sen. Patricia Miller, R-Indianapolis, prohibits the manufacture, sale or distribution of a […]

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E-liquids would be regulated under bill that passes Senate

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that regulates liquids used in vapor pens, an area that is currently unregulated under current law. The liquids, often referred to as “e-liquids,” are used in vapor pens and are similar to products like e-cigarettes and hookah pens. Senate Bill 539, authored […]