From the Hawaii Tribune-Herald:
Senate Bill 2495 proposes changing the law surrounding the sale and use of the cigarette alternatives by requiring retailers of electronic smoking devices to obtain a license from the department of health; it would limit the retail sale of the products to retailers who also have a retail tobacco permit; use revenue from the sale of the devices to support smoking cessation programs in the state; amend Hawaii’s antismoking statute to prohibit the use of the devices in public places and places of employment; and restrict the sale, distribution and display of the products in a manner similar to tobacco. Read more.
And here’s the latest in other neighbor isle gov’t, biz, culture and politics:
Ultralight craft goes down on Kauai’s west side
HELCO pauses geothermal expansion
Searches continue after Maui case reclassified as homicide
House sends four hunting bills to the Senate
Hidden Honuaula: South Maui’s Stonehenge?
Aquaponics program still growing in Kekaha
Friend of man accused of shooting police testifies
20 years imposed in death of Kihei Longs manager
Application error delays Lanai health center
New Molokai High School athletic trainer
Hearing set for Lono Kona sewer improvements
Photo: E-cigarettes. (lindsay-fox)