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Smoking Out the Law on E-Cigarettes in the Workplace

29 states, plus the District of Columbia, have laws prohibiting anyone from smoking in the workplace . Like similar bans in other states, Ohio’s statewide workplace ban applies to “smoking,” which means “inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe...

State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight: Last Year's Hot Issues Likely To Keep Smoldering In States

In part II of our legislative preview, we take a look at a few more issues likely to occupy state lawmakers' attention in 2014. The majority were hot issues in the states last year and even before, but they have only been stoked by recent Supreme Court decisions, continued Congressional inaction...

State Net Capitol Journal: With D.C. Stalled, More States Ponder Regulating E-Cigarettes

By Rich Ehisen The use of electronic cigarettes — battery powered devices that look like a traditional cigarette or cigar but which allow smokers to inhale flavored nicotine in a vapor form that uses no tobacco and produces no secondhand smoke — is booming. But with no definitive scientific...

Are E-Cigarettes a Reasonable Accommodation?

by Karen Elliott Much has been written in the last several weeks about the rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). States are proposing legislation to protect teens as well as prohibit use in public places . But the answer to whether they are safe or not is not yet known. With...

Twenty-Nine States Urge FDA To Strengthen Proposed Regulation Of E-Cigarettes To Protect Kids

States Propose Restrictions On Advertising To Youth, Bans On Flavored E-Cigarettes Current FDA Proposal Falls Far Short Of What Is Needed To Protect Our Youth The attorneys general of Illinois, Indiana, Massachussetts, and New York, have co-sponsored a letter submitted to the Food and Drug Administration...

Norton Rose Fulbright: E-Cigarette Flavor Found To Contain Chemical Associated With Lung Disease

By Stephanie Stroup (US) A recent investigation conducted by the BBC has concluded that an e-cigarette flavoring purchased in Northeast England contained a potentially harmful chemical that has been associated with the lung condition known as “popcorn worker’s lung.” The British...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (1/19/2015)

President Obama Signs Six-Year Extension of TRIA . President Obama Unveils Plan for Family Leave, Sick Days for Workers . Liberty Mutual 2014 Workplace Safety Index Lists Top 10 Causes of Workplace Injuries . NIOSH Examines Increased Risks of Birth Defects From Workplace Exposures . No Smoke...