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FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine packets

Federal health officials are considering new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine packets used with e-cigarettes and other next-generation tobacco products.
Packaging requirements for e-cigarette liquid in NC approved
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Packaging requirements for e-cigarette liquid in NC approved

North Carolina legislators have agreed to put more regulations on the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, particularly child-resistant packaging on containers of nicotine-laced liquid from which its vapors are inhaled.
NC lawmakers give final OK to tax changes
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NC lawmakers give final OK to tax changes

The North Carolina legislature has quickly moved a wide-ranging tax bill to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk, one that sets a levy on electronic cigarettes and a hard expiration date for some municipal privilege taxes.
Full NC House gives initial OK to tax bill
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Full NC House gives initial OK to tax bill

The North Carolina House has tentatively agreed to a wide-ranging tax bill that caps municipal business privilege taxes and places an excise tax on electronic cigarettes.
NC House committee agrees to omnibus tax bill
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NC House committee agrees to omnibus tax bill

North Carolina legislators have been meeting formally for two days and they're already moving a wide-ranging finance bill that would curb the ability of towns and cities to tax businesses and place a new tax on electronic cigarettes.
NC to consider new e-cigarette tax
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NC to consider new e-cigarette tax

The Republican-dominated North Carolina General Assembly will consider a new tax on electronic cigarettes. A panel that studies tax matters recommended Tuesday that the proposal be introduced during the legislative session that starts Wednesday. Support is coming from an unlikely source in tobacco giant Reynolds American, based in Winston-Salem.
E-Cigarette poisoning on the rise
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E-Cigarette poisoning on the rise

The nicotine in cigarettes is the drug that keeps smokers coming back for more experts warn the concentrated liquid nicotine that comes in e-cigarettes is toxic and could be deadly.
E-cigarettes banned in New Hanover County buildings; vehicles
2 years ago
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E-cigarettes banned in New Hanover County buildings; vehicles

Electronic cigarettes are banned from all New Hanover County facilities by an amended ordinance adopted by the Board of Commissioners.
ONLY ON 3: Man says E-Cig caused temporary blindness
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ONLY ON 3: Man says E-Cig caused temporary blindness

A Sneads Ferry man says an attempt to quit smoking may cost him his eyesight.
Commissioners approve raise for ABC chair, e-cig ban
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Commissioners approve raise for ABC chair, e-cig ban

New Hanover County Commissioners today approved a raise for the head of the county's Alcohol Beverage Control and banned e-cigarettes from county property.