October 2, 2019

Newport News Times, Madeline Shannon, October 2, 2019- After two years of review, Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge Sheryl Bachart ruled a county ordinance, Measure 21-177, or The Freedom from Aerially Sprayed Pesticides Ordinance, is invalid on the basis that state law regulates pesticide use, not local governments. The decision …

September 4, 2019

Washington Post, Laurie McGinley,  September 3, 2019- Michigan on Wednesday became the first state in the nation to ban flavored e-cigarettes, a step the governor said was needed to protect young people from the potentially harmful effects of vaping. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said in an interview Tuesday that she …

July 17, 2019

The Los Angeles Times, Colleen Shalby, July 16, 2019- The city of Ventura is one step closer to banning the sale of flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, oils, cigarillos, cigarettes and loose tobacco. Ventura Mayor Matt Lavere and Councilwoman Cheryl Heitmann directed City Council staff to draft an ordinance that …