e-cigarettes

May 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Floreen Releases Statement on New FDA Regulations for E-Cigarettes

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen issued the following statement, today, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued sweeping new rules that regulate electronic cigarettes and ban their sale to minors: “Last year, the County Council unanimously approved my bill to ban the use of electronic cigarettes wherever traditional tobacco smoking is prohibited and […]

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December 7, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Captain Didone Talks About The Use of Illegal Drugs with Vapes and E-Cigarettes (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Police briefed the Council Public Safety Committee about the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers to ingest illegal drugs on Monday, Dec. 7th. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Captain Tom Didone talks about how vaporizor’s and e-cigarette’s are now used to inhale concentrated doses of marijuana. An e-cigarette is a battery powered vaporizor that is […]

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April 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 17, in Montgomery County

Happy Friday! Here’s your daily rundown of the events and stories that people are talking about today, April 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Rock in Schools: This video about the Rock in Schools program at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown has already received over 5,000 views since it was posted just two days ago. […]

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April 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 15, in Montgomery County

It’s tax day! Here are five more things to know today, April 15, in Montgomery County: 1. E-cigarette Tax: The County Council is considering an excise tax on e-cigarettes. 2. Free Range Parenting: The Meitivs vow to fight; read their latest statement here. 3. Health Warning: State officials are warning consumers of lead issues in […]

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April 14, 2015 | Krista Brick

Council Considers Excise Tax on E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes may look like a traditional cigarette and they might be taxed in Montgomery County the same way too. Today, Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker introduced a bill that would establish an excise tax on the distribution of electronic cigarette products. If approved, Montgomery County would join other states and localities that are regulating […]

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January 26, 2015 | Krista Brick

Leventhal Talks State Budget and Unaccompanied Minors at News Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal held a briefing on Monday where he discussed Governor Larry Hogan’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016 State budget and how it might impact the county and the future of the Purple Line, a request for attorneys in Montgomery County to provide work pro bono for unaccompanied minors looking to get […]

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September 18, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Council Committees Discuss e-Cigarettes, Cybersecurity Today

The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee is scheduled to continue its discussions on e-cigarettes at 9:30 a.m. today. The worksession will focus on options for restricting youth access to purchases of e-cigarettes The Health and Human Services Committee, which is chaired by George Leventhal and includes Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice, […]

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