Chicago bans ecigs indoors

Ald. Colon, Ald. Reilly, Ald. Sposato, Ald. Sawyer

Today, the Chicago City Council as a whole voted on the proposed ecigarette ban. It passed 45 to 4. The four Alderman that voted against the ban were Roderick Sawyer, Ray Colon, Nicholas Sposato, and Brendan Reilly. Chicago is set to be the first major US city to ban vaping in restaurants, bars, and other indoor places. The ban will go into effect in 30 days. As soon as we get the exact wording of the ordinance and more info, we’ll share it!

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Chicago’s ecig ordinance passed joint committee

Vicki testifying against the ordinance

Today, the Chicago City Council Joint Committee on Finance and Committee on Health and Environmental Protection passed an ordinance regulating e-cigs. The ordinance amending Chapters 4-64 and 7-32 of the Municipal Code of Chicago regulates ecigs like tobacco cigarettes on sale, distribution and use.

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Chicago’s possible indoor vaping ban

The Chicago City Council is meeting for a second time likely to discuss a proposed ordinance banning e-cigs wherever smoking is prohibited. The meeting is this coming Monday, January 13, at 11:30am. We are encouraging all Chicago vapers to call and email their Alderman, to let them know why they should not pass the ordinance. It would also be extremely helpful to attend the meeting and speak about your experience with e-cigarettes.

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V4L forum gets a new look

This is a guest blog post by Morandir. About November of last year the V4L forum started having a lot of loading issues (not to mention other problems). By December it became almost impossible to post from a computer due to all the lag, and it only got worse from there. On the 19th of that month though everything changed. The new head of the IT department at V4L upgraded the forum software and now it’s useable once again.

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Is ‘quit smoking’ your New Year’s resolution?

Ever put “quit smoking” on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Last year, this was the 7th most popular goal. That’s easy to believe since one out of every five Americans is a smoker. If quitting smoking is on your list, do you have a plan? Are you going to try the patch, nicotine gum, or go cold turkey?

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New York vapers lose the ecig ban battle

And another one bites the dust. Last week, the New York City Council voted 43-8 to restrict the use of ecigs. Despite protest from vapers, activist groups, and e-cigarette manufactures and stores, New York banned ecigs. People will no longer be able to use them anywhere they like. Once the ban starts, ecigs will be treated like traditional cigarettes, and may be used only where analogs can be smoked.

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Holiday gift ideas for vapers

Holiday gift ideasThis is a guest blog post by Morandir. With Christmas just around the corner, and not to mention the biggest vaping holiday – New Years, there’s plenty of great options gift wise for the vaper or potential vaper in your life. Of course it all depends on what level of vaping they’re at. Here’s a quick rundown on some great choices from V4L.

 

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News flash for ecig haters: adults like flavors

My mom hides a bag of chocolate bars in the closet. My dad can’t keep his hands off the cherry pie. My aunt always has bubble gum in her purse, and my grandma would have had strawberry milkshakes every day if we let her.

With the popularity of ecigs increasing, so are the “haters”. A lot of people take everything the media says as fact. They rely on their newspapers or news radio to give them right information, the truth. Well when news reporters talk about electronic cigarettes, people listen. A lot of people have talked about how ecig companies make fun flavors to appeal to kids. I’m here to set the record straight.

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Vaper Morandir reflects on his third vaperversary and the holidays

This is a guest blog post by Morandir. It’s very rare for me to get personal in a blog, but I’ve been in a very reflective mood the past few days. The holiday season combined with my approaching three-year vaperversary brings it out of me. This has been one of the most trying years of my life.

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