Monthly Archives: "May 2015"

New Harvard Study Finds that As Many as 18% of Current E-Cigarette Users May Have Quit Smoking Completely Using E-Cigarettes
 By Michael Siegel at 8:05 AM Tuesday, May, 26, 2015  According to a new electronic cigarette survey study reported at the 2015 FAMRI meeting, as many as 18% of current electronic cigarette users are ex-smokers who may have quit smoking completely as a result of their e-cigarette use. Such a finding would represent perhaps the strongest evidence to date that not only are e-cigarettes helping smokers quit, but that the magnitude of this effect at a population level is massive and is likely to be associated with profound public health benefits.Read More
State by State Vaping Tax Guide – 22 States proposed E-Cigarette Taxes in 2015
By Chris Catani – May 7, 2015 Since January 1st 2015, 22 states and the District of Columbia have introduced bills to assess and excise tax on vaping hardware, e-cigarettes, and E-Liquid. 8 States have failed to bring these taxes to fruition.  But this doesn’t mean they won’t try it again.  This is why it is so important to bring these issues to the forefront and why it is so important that we the people take action against these measures! I applaud not only the Representatives of these 8 states, butRead More
What’s Driving the War on E-Cigarettes?
by SALLY SATEL May 18, 2015 4:00 AM From the June 1, 2015, issue of NR When the prime-time cameras caught Julia Louis-Dreyfus “vaping” an electronic cigarette at the 2014 Golden Globes ceremony, cries of disapproval arose from our nation’s capital. Representative Henry Waxman (D., Calif.), then the ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Representative Frank Pallone Jr. (D., N.J.) told the president of NBC that they were “dismayed” that the actress was “sending the wrong message to kids about these products.” In a bruising Senate hearingRead More
The Right to Vape

Posted On May 15, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, The Buzz

The Right to Vape

Smoking e-cigarettes has evolved into a sport, a subculture, and a political movement as scientists and the government scramble to figure out if it’s even safe. Two men in flat-billed hats and baggy t-shirts stand back-to-back on a dimly-lit stage. On cue, they bend at the waist, draw their e-cigarettes to their mouths. Wisps of smoke gather around them. And then, slowly, they straighten upward as they inhale. Finally—like human fog machines—the men blow thick, billowing clouds of bright white vapor into the air. These guys are called “cloud chasers,”Read More
CASAA Call to Action! Support HR 2058!
CCall to Action! Support HR 2058 which would change the grandfather date for vapor products By Alex Clark THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015 The FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2015 (HR 2058), introduced by Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma, would save the U.S. vapor industry from being decimated by improper regulations by the FDA. This bill would amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act to change the grandfather date for “deemed tobacco products.” This change would allow for all vapor products currently on the market to remain on the marketRead More
Vape industry blows away tobacco industry in growth
By Melody Dareing – Apr 17, 2015 The electronic cigarette business is booming, thanks to a court decision and no government regulation. The boom in the vape industry, as it is commonly called, is leading to a decline in traditional cigarette smokers, according to statistics. The vape boon since 2013 is credited to a number of factors. One primary reason is that restrictions on traditional smokers increased with fewer places available to them for their habit. Health insurance companies are also encouraging people to kick the habit with incentives for non-smokersRead More
E-cig business surveys customers on why they vape
By JOHN REID BLACKWELL Richmond Times-Dispatch While the public health community continues to debate the pros and cons of electronic cigarettes, one Richmond-area e-cig business has surveyed its customers to shed light on why they use the devices. Avail Vapor LLC, a fast-growing Chesterfield County-based retailer of e-cigs, said it conducted a two-week survey that drew 8,500 responses, about half of them its own customers. James Xu, the co-founder and co-owner of Avail, said the survey results shed light on some of the key questions about e-cigs in the ongoingRead More
The Most Ridiculous E-Cigarette Lawsuit We’ve Ever Seen
This week, news broke that a California man is suing Lorillard because he claims they falsely represented Blu ecigs as a safer alternative than tobacco cigarettes. Plaintiff Larry Diek filed a 50-page complaint with the Orange County Superior Court. He claims that he never would have started vaping the Blu ecigs if he had known the truth about their potential side effects. Diek claimed that Blu represents the ecigs as “safer” and “healthier” but he now believes the ecigs contain “a concoction of chemicals toxic to human cells.” Diek pointsRead More
5 Respected Scientists Weigh In On Vaping & E-Cigs
Far too often, we are inundated by negative reports about electronic cigarettes. The good news is that there are some scientists and medical professionals out there that are willing to taking a stand for vaping and share some facts to help reverse the myths. These courageous scientists have a lot to lose and many of them could face cuts to their research funding just for offering public support to vaping. That’s why their opinions really stand out as important. Check out what these 5 respected scientists have said about ecigsRead More
CDC Again Finds Dramatic Decline in Youth Smoking as Vaping Increase
Provides even more evidence that vaping is unlikely to a gateway to smoking By the American Vaping Association 4/16/2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, reacted to the release of new 2014 survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS).  As was the case with prior NYTS surveys, as well as 2014 data from the Monitoring the Future survey, the survey finds that that as youth experimentation withRead More