Vape, e-cigarette advisory committee to meet Wednesday

(ER) RHODE ISLAND’S NEW VAPING ADVISORY COMMITTEE… SET TO MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY. (PL) IT WAS FORMED AS PART OF GOVERNOR GINA RAIMONDO’S EXECUTIVE ORDER LAST MONTH… WHEN SHE STOPPED ALL SALES OF FLAVORED E-CIGARETTES ACROSS THE STATE. (ER) EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER ALEXANDRA LESLIE IS LOOKING AHEAD FOR US. LIVE IN PROVIDENCE. (AL) […]

RI’s temporary ban on sale of flavored vaping products now in place

IT WAS A RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE. (CG) FIRST TONIGHT– WE CONTINUE TRACKING BREAKING NEWS IN RHODE ISLAND.. FLAVORED VAPING PRODUCTS.. NOW OFFICIALLY *BANNED ACROSS THE STATE.. FOR THE NEXT FOUR MONTHS. (MM) THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FILED EMERGENCY REGULATIONS WITH THE— SECRETARY OF STATE.. TO ENACT THE BAN EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER KAIT WALSH.. WAS […]

Lawsuit filed over Massachusetts vaping ban

(PL) MASSACHUSETTS IS FACING ITS FIRST LEGAL CHALLENGE TO GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER’S VAPING BAN. (DN) EARLIER THIS WEEK… THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED A FOUR MONTH BAN ON THE SALE OF ALL VAPING PRODUCTS. … LEAVING BUSINESSES TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY’LL PAY THE BILLS. (PL) ALEXANDRA LESLIE JOINS US NOW… ALEX, SHOP OWNERS WANT ACTION ON […]

RI’s temporary ban on sale of flavored vaping products now in place

SHOULD CONTACT STATE POLICE. (MM) TURNING NOW TO THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS … ON THE DEBATE OVER VAPING. A FEDERAL JUDGE IS EXPECTED TO UPHOLD MASSACHUSETTS’ FOUR-MONTH BAN ON THE SALE OF VAPING PRODUCTS — AT LEAST FOR NOW. MEMBERS OF THE VAPING COMMUNITY ARE REQUESTING A TEMPORARY … TWO-WEEK REPRIEVE FROM THE BAN WHILE THEIR […]

2 RI cases added to national probe into vaping illnesses

SURVEYING THE DAMAGE. (CG) AS VAPING ILLNESSES CONTINUE TO RISE ACROSS THE COUNTRY — HEALTH OFFICIALS HERE IN RHODE ISLAND … HAVE NOW CONFIRMED TWO PEOPLE WERE HOSPITALIZED IN EARLY SEPTEMBER — BELIEVED TO HAVE SUFFERED FROM LUNG-RELATED ILNESSES. (MM) THESE CASES HAVE NOW BEEN SENT TO THE—– F-D-A AND C-D-C—- AS PART OF THEIR […]

Twin River takes Gov. Raimondo’s flavored e-cigarette ban one step further

WE LEARN THEM (PL) WE’RE CONTINUING TO TRACK THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON VAPING BANS IN OUR REGION. IN MASSACHUSETTS… A FOUR MONTH BAN ON THE SALE OF ALL VAPING PRODUCTS… AND IN RHODE ISLAND… A BAN WILL GO INTO EFFECT NEXT WEEK ON THE SALE OF *FLAVORED E-CIGARETTE PRODUCTS. (DN) BUT SOME RHODE ISLAND BUSINESSES […]

Mass. judge to hear two vaping-related lawsuits

CHECKING THE MAPS… (PL) THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS NOW… ON THE GROWING NUMBER OF VAPING ILLNESSES ACROSS THE U-S. (DN) YESTERDAY… THE C-D-C REPORTING NEARLY 11-HUNDRED CASES OF LUNG-ILLNESSES RELATED TO VAPING ACROSS THE NATION. INCLUDING THE FIRST TWO CASES IN RHODE ISLAND. AND THE FIRST VAPING-RELATED *DEATH* IN NEIGHBORING CONNECTICUT. (PL) A NEW STUDY FROM […]

New York’s flavored e-cigarette ban delayed by courts

BREAKING NEWS GOOD EVENING I’M ZACH WHEELER THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR 18 NEWS AT FIVE. WE BEGIN WITH SOME BREAKING NEWS FROM THE NEW YORK HEALTH DEPARTMENT AROUND THE BAN OF FLAVORED FLAVORED E-CIGARETTE AND VAPING PRODUCTS. THE STATE’S BAN WAS SCHEDULED TO GO INTO EFFECT TOMORROW, BUT NOW THAT BAN IS BEING […]

Concerns over E-Cigarettes prompts action

NOW TO AN EYEWITNESS NEWS ALERT…. CONCERNS OVER E-CIGARETTES AND VAPING, PROMPTING ACTION. (DN) FIRST, IT WAS MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER ANNOUNCING A TEMPORARY, FOUR MONTH BAN ON THE SALES OF *ALL* VAPING PRODUCTS ACROSS THE BAY STATE. AND TODAY… RHODE ISLAND GOVERNOR GINA RAIMONDO MAY TAKE SIMILAR ACTION. (PL) EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER ALEXANDRA LESLIE […]