Members of the Hawaii House of Representatives Finance Committee got a view of Kauai from the sky Wednesday to see projects that are funded, at least in part, by the Legislature.
“We’re glad to be here,” said Sylvia Luke, chairwoman of the finance committee. “It’s important to visit the more rural islands and see what’s happening firsthand.”
The helicopter tour took representatives around the island. They looked at watershed protection projects in the Alakai, Wainiha, Hono O Na Pali, and Kokee fire restoration areas. For most of the committee members, it was their first air tour of Kauai.
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Written for The Argus Observer. Printed on August 23, 2015.
PAYETTE, IDAHO— The evolution of electronic nicotine devices, commonly known as e-cigarettes, has left the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a cloud of dust — or vapor — and now the agency is struggling to regulate the growing industry.
According to Michael Felberbaum, press officer for the FDA, the administration is researching all aspects of e-cigarettes and is pushing new rules that would extend the agency’s authority to regulate “additional products that meet the legal definition of a tobacco product.”
“Under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, signed by the president in 2009, FDA can deem additional tobacco products to be subject to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act,” Felberbaum said.
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