A Year After 40 Percent Vapor Tax, Situation In Pennsylvania Is Grim

Daily Vaper | Chris Hughes
Pennsylvania (Photo via Shutterstock)

A view from the trenches

FBI Recovers Video That Brings New Charges Against Penn State Fraternity

Education | Rob Shimshock
Students walk between classes in front of College Hall on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller - RC1149866740

‘Reeks of malicious prosecution’

A Massive Vape Tax Is Hitting A Popular Colorado Tourist Town

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
A man smokes an electronic cigarette vaporizer, also known as an e-cigarette, in Toronto, August 7, 2015. Many of the world's junior miners are laying down their picks and shovels to start new ventures ranging from egg exporting to e-cigarette company, as they as try to survive a crash in metals prices by shifting away from exploration. Picture taken on August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

‘Ended up buying cigarettes’

Colleges Tell Students These Costumes Are Morally Wrong

Education | Rob Shimshock
A man wearing a costume talks on a mobile phone in front of a picture of Argentine guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara during an annual Halloween celebration in La Paz October 31, 2010. REUTERS/David Mercado (BOLIVIA - Tags: SOCIETY) - GM1E6B10WVT01

‘Although the intention may be innocent, the impact can often be damaging’

This Famous College Campus May Ban Vaping

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
A woman smokes an E-cigarette, an electronic substitute in the form of a rod, slightly longer than a normal cigarette, in Bordeaux, southwestern France, on March 25, 2008. A changeable filter contains a liquid with nicotine and propylene glycol. When the user inhales as he would when smoking, air flow is detected by a sensor and a micro-processor activates an atomizer which injects tiny droplets of the liquid into the flowing air, producing a vapour. The E cigarette, which retails for 78 euros, is powered by a rechargeable battery. (Photo: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau)

‘It’s kind of unnecessary’

High Schoolers Face Punishment For 'Foolish Prank' Involving Black Doll

Education | Rob Shimshock
Students in Fairfax County, Virginia, can now opt out of placement tests for college-level courses so schools can save money, according to a Monday report. (Getty Images/fotog)

‘Our first concern was that this was an intentional hate crime’

Drug Treatment Operator Busted Running Heroin Ring Out Of Rehab Center

US | Steve Birr
A bag of heroin and drug paraphernalia are seen at an abandoned house in Ljubljana August 3, 2009. REUTERS/Bor Slana

‘If you buy heroin, it will have some fentanyl’

Abortion Group Fundraises Off Of 'Hypocrite' Pro-Life Congressman

US | Amber Randall
A baby holds a bunch of flowers at a vigil in Trafalgar Square the day after an attack, in London, Britain March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples

‘NARAL Pro-Choice America is not going to let that happen’

More Vape Shops Face Bankruptcy Under 'Incredibly Destructive' Tax

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
An exhibitor staff member uses an electronic cigarette at VAPE CHINA EXPO in Beijing. (REUTERS/Jason Lee)

‘Entire life savings being wiped out’

Family-Owned Vape Shops Are Being Taxed Into Bankruptcy In Pennsylvania

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
Ufa, Russia, South Vape Shop, 5 April, 2016: E-liquid (e-juice) "High vape" for electronic cigarette (vaping device), on the counter in smoke (vapor) in vape bar in bottles. (Aleksandr Pogudin/Shutterstock)

‘Destroyed my business’

Pennsylvania's Coal Production Is Up 20 Percent Since Obama Left Office

Energy | Chris White
A dirty coalminer displays a lump of coal as a power and energy source. Shutterstock/Joe Belanger

National coal production has also seen a dramatic uptick

State Ignores 'Basic Economics' To Push Crushing 75 Percent Vaping Tax

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
Man creates a vape cloud. Losev Artyom/Shutterstock.

‘We are talking about the loss of lives’

A Massive Vaping Tax Is Killing Pennsylvania's E-Cigarette Industry

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
A man uses an E-cigarette, an electronic substitute in the form of a rod, slightly longer than a normal cigarette, in this March 5, 2013 file illustration picture taken in Paris. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Files

‘This is a mess’

Jeff Sessions' DOJ Just Secured An Islamic Group's Right To Build A Mosque

Politics | Kevin Daley
Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry, a member of the Bensalem Masjid and litigant in the civil rights case against the zoning board. (YouTube screenshot/I Hooper)

‘Federal law protects the rights of all religious communities’