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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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New law: Rules and restrictions to regulate e-liquid industry

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Some changes are coming to a relatively new, but growing industry. Beginning July 1, a new law goes into effect that regulates the state’s production, purchasing and sales of the e-liquid used in vapor pens and e-cigarettes. House Bill 1432 “defines ‘e-liquid’ as a substance that is intended to be to […]

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BMV, smoking, student testing among topics for study committees

By Max Bomber TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana legislators will spend part of the summer studying how to restore the public’s trust in the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, an agency that’s charged with mismanagement and overcharging customers. It’s one of 40 topics study committees will consider in advance of the 2016 legislative session. Changes to the […]

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Controversial vaping bill headed to Pence for consideration

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The makers and sellers of e-liquids used for vaping and electronic cigarettes would face licensing and new regulations under legislation moving to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration. House Bill 1432 bans the sale of e-liquids to minors and requires manufacturers to get a permit from the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco […]

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Senate sends e-liquids bill back to House, legislation is just steps from law

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that places new security requirements on e-liquid producers and bans retailers from selling them to minors. House Bill 1432, authored by Rep. Kevin Mahan, R-Hartford City, defines e-liquid as a substance that is vaporized and inhaled by vapor pens. The bill would […]

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Zoeller to lawmakers: Pay attention to health risks of e-cigarettes

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has told lawmakers he wants them to put more emphasis on health issues as they consider regulations for e-cigarettes. “Recent surveys show that e-cigarette use has doubled among teenagers over the past three years while regular cigarette use continues to decline,” Zoeller said in […]

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Vaping retailers would be regulated under bill passed by House committee

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is one step closer to placing regulations on e-liquids used in electronic cigarettes and vapor pens after a House committee passed a bill on Wednesday, sending it to the full chamber for debate. The vote came one day after the committee heard testimony from retailers who said the […]

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E-liquid retailers say they can’t make it under proposed regulations

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A House committee could vote Wednesday on a bill to put regulations on the manufacturers and retailers of e-liquids, which are used in electronic cigarettes. Several retailers attended a Tuesday meeting of the Public Policy Committee to oppose the bill and said that regulations meant for the “bad guys” […]

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Hotly-debated bill to regulate e-cigarette liquid passes committee

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A sea of “I Vape” and “I Vote” signs flooded the halls on the first floor of the Statehouse, just outside room where the Commerce and Technology Committee was meeting Tuesday. The large group came to protest Senate Bill 539, authored by Sen. Carlin Yoder, R- Middlebury, which would […]

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