Monthly Archives: "November 2015"
The vapor tobacco industry is calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to add language to a spending bill that changes the grandfather date for electronic cigarettes and cigars under new rules being finalized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). By Lydia Wheeler – November 30, 2015 Under the agency’s proposed rules, all products that hit stores after February 15, 2007 would have to apply retroactively for approval — a process that companies say would be prohibitively expensive. The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) said the final rule, which isRead More
Smokers will be all too aware of the problematic day-to-day occurrences that occur when you light up a cigarette. With several etiquette faux pas and hygiene hindrances to be aware of, smoking can become an extremely awkward affair. By The Editorial Unit – November 26, 2015 Though media scaremongering may have put many off, tobacco smokers can feel good about switching from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs thanks to the news that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking. But just in case you need a little extra encouragement to helpRead More
One of the most powerful advocacy groups in the country is urging Congress to support changes to regulations that, if enacted, will all but wipe out the e-cigarette industry in America. By Guy Bentley – November 24, 2015 In a letter to members of Congress, Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist appeals to lawmakers to change the date when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will compel all e-cigarette and premium cigar products that came out after Feb. 15, 2007 to undergo the costly Pre-Market Tobacco Applications (PMTA) process. The vast majority ofRead More

Posted On November 25, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Legislation

Curbing e-cig use an unhealthy plan

In Maine, state lawmakers expanded existing bans on tobacco use in private and public spaces to include e-cigarettes. By Jesse Hathaway – November 25, 2015 Many cities and states are likewisCURBINGe considering banning e-cigarette use in public and private spaces, and state governments in Delaware and New York have already banned using e-cigarettes in restaurants and other privately owned spaces. In Washington, D.C., lawmakers have added a 67 percent excise “sin” tax on e-cigarettes, by redefining tobacco-free e-cigarettes as “tobacco products.” Despite the claim that restricting e-cigs is in theRead More
The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health unanimously approved new e-cigarette and vaping regulations Nov. 18. By Ray Still – November 23, 2015 The goal of these new regulations is to limit e-cigarette use by minors and to protect the public from second-hand smoke exposure, according to a press release from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Starting Jan 1, 2016, the use of e-cigarettes in public places or places of work will be prohibited. Originally, bans on e-cigarettes and other vaping devices in the workplace were optional and up to the discretion of the employer. TheRead More
People can continue to vape in Saskatoon e-cigarette shops despite new legislation that will ban the practice in all other public places where smoking is prohibited. By Andrea Hill – November 23, 2015 It’s a victory for Vapor Jedi owner Mitch Tarala, who told city councilors on Monday that vapers’ safety would be jeopardized if his staff was banned from using e-cigarettes in-store to show customers how to properly use them. “Some of the devices don’t work with each other properly if you don’t know what you’re doing,” he said.Read More

Posted On November 23, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, The Buzz

Vape culture catches on in Asheville

Walking into Vapor World on Merrimon Avenue seems like stumbling into a steampunk harem. Instead of sheikhs sitting on lavish floor pillows smoking hookahs with flavorful blends of shisha, patrons sit on leather couches exhaling billowing clouds of sweetly-scented nicotine vapor from elaborate battery-powered vaporizers. By Lee Elliott – 11-18, 2015 What started as a tool to wean cigarette smokers to a more healthy alternative has quickly become a trendy subculture supplanting cigarettes as the hip accessory for Asheville’s nicotine inclined. Once fairly simple in appearance, the apparati evolved pastRead More
Passengers on trains leaving Burton Railway Station will be banned from using their electronic cigarettes. By Burton Mail – November 23, 2015 London Midland is the latest company to ban the use of them, which almost completes the list of train operators which do not allow ‘vaping’ on their property. The firm said the policy ‘complements’ the train company’s existing approach to cigarettes and other smoking materials. A spokesman for London Midland said: “E-cigarettes produce a vapour to mimic smoke and can look very similar to the real thing.  “As their useRead More
Thursday is the Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society’s quit-for-a-day event that has helped countless people kick the tobacco habit since the first Smokeout in 1977. About 42 million Americans smoke cigarettes, and all of them should consider quitting. By MetroWest Daily News – November 18, 2015 As smokers know, kicking the habit is very difficult – for some people nearly impossible. Since quitting “cold turkey” has a low success rate – just 3 to 5 percent stay quit – the Cancer Society and other experts recommend “nicotine replacementRead More
Ex-smokers are four times more likely to use e-cigarettes than current smokers, while those who’ve never taken a puff of tobacco are unlikely to ever start vaping. By Guy Bentley – November 17, 2015 A new paper by Rutgers School of Public Health and the Schroeder Institute slays a number of popular myths surrounding e-cigarettes. The paper uses some of the latest government data and suggests e-cigarettes could be a critical ingredient in getting people to give up smoking. The research buries the claim that e-cigarettes are more likely to be used to complementRead More