Indiana State University To Consider Proposed Vaping ban

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State University’s trustees will consider a proposal to add electronic cigarettes to the western Indiana school’s ban on tobacco-related products.

The Terre Haute campus is largely tobacco free under a policy that took effect in 2009, although the school has some designated outdoor smoking areas and it allows people to smoke in private vehicles.

A draft policy that would ban vaping will be presented to ISU's trustees this week.

The Tribune-Star reports that a final policy recommendation will be submitted for May's trustees' meeting.



Mishawaka High School presented the board of trustees Wednesday night with a new plan they’ve been using to discourage students from vaping.

The new disciplinary plan requires students caught with vaping products, or other drugs, on school grounds to go to education classes with the district’s DARE officer. It also involves the Mishawaka Police Department that gives out citations to students under 18-years-old and $145 tickets for repeat offenses.

Cheyna Roth / Michigan Radio

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court says it won't take an expedited appeal from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a dispute over flavored e-cigarettes.

The court says any appeal should follow a traditional course to the Court of Appeals.

A Court of Claims judge in October blocked Whitmer's ban on flavored e-cigarettes, saying health officials can't justify short cuts to adopt the new regulations.

The judge also expressed concern about the impact on adults who might be vaping to avoid regular cigarettes.

Vape Shop Sues To Stop Michigan's Ban On Flavored E-Cigs

Sep 26, 2019

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The owner of a northern Michigan vape shop is suing to stop Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, contending the emergency rules are illegal and will force him to close his store.

Marc Slis, who operates 906 Vapor in Houghton, filed the lawsuit in Houghton County Circuit Court on Wednesday. It is believed to be the first of what could be several legal challenges against Whitmer's ban .

Stores are supposed to start complying with the ban on Oct. 2.

Michigan House Approves E-Cigarette Ban For Minors

May 16, 2019
Cheyna Roth/Michigan Radio

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation nearing the desk of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would ban minors from using electronic cigarettes, but it is uncertain if she will sign it.

Vaping Tax Bill Dies As 2019 Session Ends

Apr 25, 2019
Brandon Smith

A bill to impose a tax on the liquids used in e-cigarettes couldn’t make it to the finish line as the 2019 legislative session ended.

Michigan Senate Approves Ban On E-Cigarettes For Minors

Apr 23, 2019

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are moving to ban the possession of e-cigarettes by minors.

Indiana Panel Backs 20-Percent Tax On E-Cigarette Liquids

Apr 11, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana would impose a 20 percent tax on the liquids used in electronic cigarettes under a proposal endorsed by a legislative committee.

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday in support of the bill.

The vote came after the committee adopted the tax on price of the vaping liquid, rather than a 4 cents per-milliliter tax that was back by the House in February.

Senate Committee Grapples With E-Cigarette Taxes

Mar 29, 2019
Brandon Smith

A Senate panel is grappling with how – and how much – to tax electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigarette Tax Would Impact Small Businesses

Mar 8, 2019

A bill to tax electronic cigarettes in Indiana is moving through the legislature and some say the proposal needs work.


Goshen City Council will vote tonight on an ordinance that would put stricter regulations on where in the city people can smoke and vape.

The ordinance would add e-cigarettes to the current smoking ban, increase the distance from public entrances where people can smoke and vape and add outdoor dining areas and public parks to the ban.

City Council member Julia Gautsche said she thinks the ordinance will ultimately pass.