Utah is planning to ban flavored electronic cigarettes during the 2024 Legislative Session.  

Though there is no ban on actual cigarettes, there could be the potential for things like flavored vape juice and vapes to become almost non-existent in the beehive state. Sen. Jen Plumb and Rep. Brady Brammer sponsor S.B. 61. 

Local vape shop Cloud 9 is urging its customers to vote against the bill.  

One reason the shop is taking action is because vaping has a substantial impact on adult smokers who are trying to quit. Though there are still health impacts from vaping, there are some who say it is a good way to help quit using combustible cigarettes or quit smoking at all.  

A 2021 review found people who used e-cigarettes to quit smoking, as well as having expert face-to-face support, can be up to twice as likely to succeed as people who used other nicotine replacement products, such as patches or gum.”—National Health Service 

The local Cloud 9 stores in both Cedar City and St. George have let people know they can contact their representatives to fight against this bill. Owner Brendon Gunn said that this has been an ongoing struggle for the Utah vapor companies that have been targeted by legislation.  

He also said that Utah is using the kids as an excuse but said there are little to no consequences associated with adults buying minors these products.  

The children should not be used as a sword or a shield over tax dollars. It's despicable and these people should be held accountable,” Gunn said.  


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