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Ryan Finnerty

Although we are still months away from the 2020 Hawaii legislative session, lawmakers are already looking at ways to limit the use of electronic smoking devices.

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This summer, Hawai‘i became the first state to raise the smoking age to 21.  That includes electronic cigarettes—a product that’s now coming under close scrutiny in one Asian country. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Nobody else in Asia vapes like the Malaysians.

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Flickr / jonnwilliams

Hawai‘i County residents who smoke e-cigarettes will soon find fewer places where vaping is allowed. Hawai‘i Island Mayor Billy Kenoi signed the bill Tuesday, making it the only county in the state to ban electronic cigarettes from public places where smoking is already prohibited. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.

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Flickr / lindsay-fox

Two leading cancer research organizations are calling for stricter regulation of electronic cigarettes. And it’s prompted local health experts to echo those concerns. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

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Flickr / jonnwilliams

A new report released today shows the use of electronic cigarettes among teens is growing in Hawai‘i. The study, coming out of the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, shows adolescents are smoking e-cigarettes three times the national average. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.

The full article published in Pediatrics can be found here.

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Wikipedia Commons

  Electronic cigarettes have become very popular here in the islands. There’s still a debate going on about how to regulate them, but some countries have put severe restrictions on them, including Australia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.