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Vaping Regulation Bill Backed In Florida Senate

14 hours ago
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The Florida Senate on Monday passed a plan that would regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes and raise the state’s legal age to use tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21.

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The city of Jacksonville is partnering with the convenience store chain Daily’s on a new public awareness campaign that aims to keep teenagers from vaping.

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The City of Jacksonville and Daily’s are teaming up on a new campaign to educate middle and high school students about the dangers that vaping poses to teenagers.

Questions Remain As Florida Reports First Vaping Death

Sep 27, 2019
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Florida has reported its first vaping-related death, but Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking a wait-and-see approach about the possibility of banning vaping.

Lawmaker Seeks To Raise Age For Vaping, Smoking

Sep 13, 2019
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A state House member wants to increase the legal age for vaping and smoking tobacco from 18 to 21 in Florida.

Vaping-Linked Lung Problems Surface in Florida

Sep 10, 2019
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VAPI. It isn’t the latest internet slang.

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A new “State of Tobacco Control” report from the American Lung Association concludes there has been a 78 percent increase in high school e-cigarette use over the last year.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ramping up efforts to stop high school students from using e-cigarettes.

Proposed Vaping Ban Gets Constitution Panel's Unanimous Backing

Nov 29, 2017
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A ban on vaping in workplaces is one step closer to appearing on the 2018 ballot after a panel of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission unanimously approved the proposal on Tuesday.

Panel Eyes Vaping Restriction, Patient Rights

Nov 27, 2017
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Vaping could be banned in workplaces, and nursing-home and assisted-living facility residents could be guaranteed certain rights --- including the ability to sue without limitations --- as part of a series of health-care related proposals being considered by a Florida panel that has the power to place proposed constitutional amendments on the 2018 ballot.

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Florida’s smoking rate is at an all-time low, and state officials attribute the precipitous drop to aggressive anti-smoking campaigns. But some North Florida counties are struggling to keep pace with statewide success.


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As the use of electronic cigarettes goes up, so do concerns about their safety.

Because users can control the amount of nicotine they’re inhaling, the devices are helping some cigarette smokers kick the habit. But the batteries in these gadgets have been known to explode, resulting in broken bones, serious burns and lawsuits, even here in Florida.