Illinois - hopes to snuff out e-cigarette sales..

April 4, 2010 - Illinois lawmakers and anti-smoking groups are trying to ban the sale of e-cigarettes, citing the federal Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) lack of approval.

The ban recently sailed through the Illinois Senate on a 49-4 vote and is now under consideration in the House. While the measure would prevent convenience stores, tobacco shops and mall kiosks from selling e-cigarettes, a big loophole remains — there's no way to stop smokers from buying them online.

James Watt, vice chairman of the Electronic Cigarette Association, acknowledged that some of the more than 100 U.S. suppliers embellish the product's potential health benefits.

Reference: State hopes to snuff out e-cigarette sales Lawmakers, anti-smoking groups cite FDA’s lack of approval of smokeless devices,by Michelle Manchir, Chicago Tribune Reporter, 4/3/2010.

FDA - e-cigarette news briefs:
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THIS MUST STOP - e-cigarette company asking active duty soldiers to buy their product..;
Electronic cigarettes - study finds not an effective nicotine delivery system..;
U.S. - federal appeals court, import of e-cigarettes on hold again..;
U.S. FDA appealing a federal judge's ruling on e-cigarettes..;
U.S. FDA - judges ruling regarding e-cigarettes must be appealed - ASAP..;
California - attorney general thinks e-cigarette distributor is targeting minors..;
E-cigarettes - scientists want more safety studies before use..;
In Process: US. Federal District court judge makes serious error regarding the import of e-cigarettes..;
New Jersey assemblywoman wants to limit electronic (e) cigarettes..;
"Smoking Everywhere", an electronic cigarettes retailer sued..;
Dubai, UAE customs blocks e-cigarette shipment..;
Connecticut AG Blumnethal wants to ban e-cigarettes..;
Orgeon - files lawsuit against e-cigarette company..;
Saudi Arabia - banning sales of electronic (e) cigarettes..;
Smoking Everywhere - e-cigarette distributor..;
Oregon - electronic (e) cigarettes sales prohibited until approved by FDA..;
Israel bans electronic (e) cigarettes..;
New Zealand - 1st trial ever of e-cigarettes..;
FDA: Electronic cigarettes contain toxic chemicals..;
e-cigarettes - Company sues FDA for blocking imports of product..;
e-cigarettes - FDA approval needed prior to marketing..;
E-cigarettes need to establish efficacy and safety - FIRST..;

Some news briefs - Illinois related:
Illinois - underage smokers face stiff penalities..;
USA - Will County IL - Nov. 2008 Free from Smoking Classes..;
More Public Housing Units Going Smoke-Free..;
More communities adopting their own anti-smoking ordinances to include the outdoors..;
Illinois Goes Smoke Free on January 1, 2008..;
Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, signed legislation that will ban smoking in public places as of 1 January 2008..;