April 6, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Concejo Propone Duplicar el Impuesto a los Cigarrillos Electrónicos

El presidente del concejo del condado de Montgomery, Tom Hucker, propuso el martes duplicar la tasa de impuestos especiales del condado sobre el precio al por mayor de los productos de cigarrillos electrónicos, del actual 30% al 60%. Se llevará a cabo una audiencia pública sobre este aumento el 27 de abril a la 1:30 […]

Read more

April 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Proposes Doubling Tax on E-Cigarettes

Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker Tuesday proposed doubling the county’s excise tax rate on the wholesale price of electronic cigarette products from the current 30% to 60%. A public hearing on the increase will be held April 27 at 1:30 p.m. If approved, the higher rate would go into effect on July 1. Hucker […]

Read more

February 26, 2021 | Rachel Clair

MCPS to Host Anti-Vaping Symposium on Saturday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is holding an anti-vaping symposium on Saturday, Feb. 27 to educate the community on the health risks of vaping. The online event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Youtube. The session is intended for students, parents, health care workers and all community members. The discussion will focus on […]

Read more

October 16, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

County Council Approves Lawsuit Against Juul Labs

The Montgomery County Council publicly authorized its lawsuit against Juul Labs and Altria Group on Tuesday.  The council is suing the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) manufacturers and distributors for targeting minors in their marketing, breaking state and federal law. The lawsuit was filed on Oct. 11.  In the statement on behalf of the council, Council President […]

Read more

April 10, 2019 | Sam Merrill

FDA to Host Workshop on Youth Tobacco Use in White Oak

The Food and Drug Administration is holding a public scientific workshop at their White Oak campus next month to address the growing epidemic of teen nicotine addiction. The workshop, titled “Youth Tobacco Cessation: Science and Treatment Strategies,” will discuss the challenges, science, and treatment strategies involved with teen tobacco use and addiction, particularly with the […]

Read more

March 6, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Montgomery County Passes Smoking Ban in Outdoor Seating Areas

In a unanimous vote, the Montgomery County Council passed a bill Tuesday that will ban smoking in outdoor areas where food is served. The ban applies to patios, decks and porches. Council Vice President Sidney Katz, who is the lead sponsor for the bill, says this is a public health issue, “Prohibiting smoking in outdoor […]

Read more

May 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Floreen Releases Statement on New FDA Regulations for E-Cigarettes

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen issued the following statement, today, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued sweeping new rules that regulate electronic cigarettes and ban their sale to minors: “Last year, the County Council unanimously approved my bill to ban the use of electronic cigarettes wherever traditional tobacco smoking is prohibited and […]

Read more

December 7, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Captain Didone Talks About The Use of Illegal Drugs with Vapes and E-Cigarettes (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Police briefed the Council Public Safety Committee about the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers to ingest illegal drugs on Monday, Dec. 7th. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Captain Tom Didone talks about how vaporizor’s and e-cigarette’s are now used to inhale concentrated doses of marijuana. An e-cigarette is a battery powered vaporizor that is […]

Read more

April 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 17, in Montgomery County

Happy Friday! Here’s your daily rundown of the events and stories that people are talking about today, April 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Rock in Schools: This video about the Rock in Schools program at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown has already received over 5,000 views since it was posted just two days ago. […]

Read more

April 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 15, in Montgomery County

It’s tax day! Here are five more things to know today, April 15, in Montgomery County: 1. E-cigarette Tax: The County Council is considering an excise tax on e-cigarettes. 2. Free Range Parenting: The Meitivs vow to fight; read their latest statement here. 3. Health Warning: State officials are warning consumers of lead issues in […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter