Electronic Cigarettes http://kuer.org en FDA Set to Regulate E-Cigarettes http://kuer.org/post/fda-set-regulate-e-cigarettes <p></p><p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is prepared to start regulating electronic cigarettes. But advocates say the proposal would be detrimental to consumers and businesses.</p><p>The FDA’s plan is to classify electronic cigarettes, a personal vaporizer that delivers nicotine as a tobacco product. This means merchants will be banned from touting the devices as a safer alternative to traditional combustible cigarettes.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 23:38:20 +0000 Whittney Evans 45889 at http://kuer.org FDA Set to Regulate E-Cigarettes Bountiful Gives E-Cigarette Stores Grace Period to Comply with State Law http://kuer.org/post/bountiful-gives-e-cigarette-stores-grace-period-comply-state-law <p></p><p>Last week, the Bountiful city attorney informed four electronic cigarette shop owners they were in violation of a state zoning law and had five days to close up shop. Now city officials say the stores can stay open for another year—with one caveat.</p><p>As of 2012, it is a violation of state law for cities in Utah to issue a license to a retail tobacco store that’s within 1,000 feet of a community meeting place or 600 feet of a private residence.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:25:38 +0000 Whittney Evans 40185 at http://kuer.org Bountiful Gives E-Cigarette Stores Grace Period to Comply with State Law Bountiful May Not Renew Business Licenses for E-Cig Shops http://kuer.org/post/bountiful-may-not-renew-business-licenses-e-cig-shops <p></p><p></p><p>Four electronic cigarette stores in Bountiful are being forced to close down because the city has declined to renew their business licenses for the year 2014. The city attorney says it’s closing the shops at the requested of the Davis County Health Department because they’re violation of a state zoning law.</p><p>Brad Parsons, the co-owner of e-cigarette store VaporLoc received a letter from the city attorney on Thursday, informing him that he will have to close his doors by January 1<sup>st</sup>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:46:26 +0000 Whittney Evans 40094 at http://kuer.org Bountiful May Not Renew Business Licenses for E-Cig Shops