Monthly Archives: "October 2015"

Posted On October 30, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Market & Industry

E-cig firms steel for legal battle

Electronic cigarette companies are steeling for a legal brawl with the Obama administration over coming regulations they believe could wipe out the fast-growing industry. By Lydia Wheeler – October 29, 2015 The closely watched Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deeming rule, now under final review at the White House, would bring e-cigarettes as well as conventional cigars under the agency’s jurisdiction. Though the FDA has not made the language public, sources with knowledge of the rulemaking expect major changes in the final regulations, compared with a draft version released lastRead More
I joined a pre-debate panel discussion Wednesday night in Irving sponsored by the Institute for Policy Innovation. Also on the panel were Americans for Tax Reform founder Grover Norquist, State Sen. Van Taylor and State Rep. Matt Rinaldi. The panel, like the audience, was oozing with conservative values, and Ted Cruz campaign stickers were being passed out like Halloween candy. By Tod Robberson – October 29, 2015 Norquist, a national libertarian leader who has rallied Republicans behind his no-tax-increase pledge 219 House members and 49 Senators have taken the pledge), spokeRead More

Posted On October 29, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, The Buzz

Breaking Down Smoking vs. Vaping

You know it. We know it. Most people know that smoking and vaping are two wildly different things, but you might be surprised how many people don’t know, don’t care, or both. Let’s break it down. By Jerry Whitehead III – October 20, 2015 Do you ever see an article or a post on social media and think, “Well, DUH!” You’ll have to pardon us if this article is one of those posts for you – but if it is, then good for you! You know that there are someRead More
Users and sellers of electronic cigarettes, which are far less harmful than tobacco-burning ones, are often filled with enthusiasm for their new method of nicotine consumption, popularly referred to as vaping. Ron Rotatori, who owns a vaping shop in Wildwood, says he cut his half-century-long cigarette habit from two packs to just two cigarettes a day by vaping. His enthusiasm and business led him to create a Vaping at the Shore expo with the help of the Wildwoods Convention Center, which had been planned for this past Saturday. Joseph Vitale,Read More

Posted On October 29, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Legislation

The Great Vapor Caper

The Santa Clarita City Council’s decision last week to define vapor products as “tobacco” is a big disappointment to those of us who are seeing the erosion of liberty in our daily lives and expect our local legislators to use restraint when enacting new ordinances. By Steve Petzold – October 23, 2015 The revised tobacco ordinance was precipitated by a very small number of complaints to the city by individuals who are offended by seeing others use vape devices. In response to these few, the city manager and staff decidedRead More
SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. – E-cigarettes have the support of one Sedgwick County commissioner who says he wants to allow people to smoke them in county buildings. Commission Jim Howell’s goal is to make the law clear so there’s no more confusion. By Emily Griffin – October 20, 2015 Howell said part of the confusion comes from the “no smoking” signs posted outside county buildings. Tobacco products, pipes and cigars are not allowed, but the signs don’t apply to those who use e-cigarettes. Those devices are actually already allowed in countyRead More

Posted On October 28, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Market & Industry

National Call to Action:

Tell the White House to urge FDA to re-work the deeming regulations so that life-saving vapor products can remain on the market! By Alex Clark – October 27, 2015 (Please note: At the time of this writing, changes to the FDA deeming regulations have not been published. CASAA’s assessment of the FDA’s proposed regulations is based on the version that was published in 2014. That having been said, it will take nothing short of a complete overhaul of the proposed deeming rule in order to allow nearly even 10% of vaporRead More
The cost of forest fires is out of control. Every year, forest fires result in nearly $700 million in property damage nationwide. On top of that, fire suppression tactics — what fire officials do to contain wildfires once they’ve started — carry a price tag of as much as $1 billion a year. And that number will reach $1.8 billion by 2018, according to a recent report from the U.S. Forest Service. By Jan Verleur – October 27, 2015 No doubt something must be done. Humans cause 90 percent ofRead More
The government banned e-cigarettes in checked luggage at airports, and vapers will no longer be allowed to charge their devices on the flight. By Guy Bentley – October 26, 2015 The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued the interim final rule Monday and it will go into effect in two weeks. The reasoning behind the ban is that battery powered e-cigarettes can occasionally overheat or even explode and start fires that pose a risk to passengers. DOT used an example from Boston’s Logan Airport Aug. 9, 2014, when an e-cigarette in a passenger’sRead More

Posted On October 26, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, The Buzz

To vape or not to vape?

“It is not known whether e-cigarettes may lead young people to try other tobacco products…which are known to cause disease and lead to premature death.” – United States Food and Drug Administration By ETOBB BLOG – October 26, 2015 “Testing of some e-cigarette products found the vapor to contain known carcinogens and toxic chemicals.” – National Institute on Drug Abuse  “E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than tobacco and could be prescribed on the NHS (National Health Service) in future to help smokers quit.” – BBC News  Who’s right and who’s wrong? WhoRead More