smoking http://wkar.org en E-cigarettes present new options, problems for lawmakers, smokers http://wkar.org/post/e-cigarettes-present-new-options-problems-lawmakers-smokers <p></p><p>One of the issues being considered at the<a href="http://mi.gov/"> state capitol </a>in recent weeks is the regulation of e-cigarettes.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">E-cigarettes are electronic devices that heat up a liquified nicotine solution. That produces a vapor rather than the smoke from tobacco cigarettes. Users call this “vaping” as opposed to smoking.</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:59:36 +0000 Scott Pohl 51457 at http://wkar.org E-cigarettes present new options, problems for lawmakers, smokers State Official Declares Smoking Patios At Bars And Restaurants Legal http://wkar.org/post/state-official-declares-smoking-patios-bars-and-restaurants-legal <p>Michigan smokers could once again have a place to light up at some bars and restaurants under a decision out of Lansing Monday.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:42:54 +0000 Jake Neher 40998 at http://wkar.org State Official Declares Smoking Patios At Bars And Restaurants Legal More Lansing rental properties going smoke-free http://wkar.org/post/more-lansing-rental-properties-going-smoke-free <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tomorrow is National “</span><a href="http://www.kickbuttsday.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kick Butts Day</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” a day of activism to call attention to the hazards of tobacco use. In mid-Michigan, the managers of a local apartment complex are marking the day by celebrating their recent status as a smoke-free property. &nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">talks with Ingham county health officer </span><a href="https://practice.sph.umich.edu/practice/dynamic/site.php?module=courses_one_instructor&amp;id=156" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Renee Canady</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about current available smoke-free housing, what's being done to ensure these properties are available, and whether it makes economic sense.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:12:04 +0000 Current State 32918 at http://wkar.org More Lansing rental properties going smoke-free Senate Adds Exemption to Smoking Ban http://wkar.org/post/senate-adds-exemption-smoking-ban <p>The state Senate has adopted a budget amendment that would effectively lift Michigan’s ban on smoking at some charity events.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:32:31 +0000 Rick Pluta 16276 at http://wkar.org Senate Adds Exemption to Smoking Ban