Monthly Archives: "November 2015"
The burgeoning e-cigarette industry is pushing the 2016 presidential candidates to endorse so-called vaping devices over traditional tobacco products. By Lydia Wheeler – November 11, 2015 The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), one of the vapor industry’s largest groups, sent letters Wednesday to Democratic and Republican presidential candidates asking them to advocate for the use of vapor products and help clarify public misconceptions. “Americans may never realize the full economic and public health benefits from vapor products if they continue to be confused with smoking,” the letters said. “It isRead More
Welsh governments’ critics accuse them of interfering with “unenforceable” rules that will affect many who work from home By Rachel Flint-NW – November 11, 2015 People who work from home could soon be breaking the law if they use an e-cigarette while in their own house. ‘Vaping’ while working in your lounge or bedroom outside of nine-to-five hours could result in a fine if a radical bill is passed – and it will also apply to priests and vicars in their official residences. The Welsh Government hope to bring theRead More

Posted On November 11, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

Maine Snuffs Out Public Use of E-Cigarettes

A new law expanding Maine’s ban on public tobacco use to include e-cigarettes took effect in October, prohibiting e-cigarette use in restaurants, public beaches, and other gathering spots. By Tony Corvo- November 04, 2015 Tobacco use in privately owned restaurants has been illegal in Maine since 2004, and smoking on government property has been illegal since 2009. The new law treats e-cigarettes as tobacco products in the definitions of the state’s smoking bans. ‘Pandering to Hypochondria’ Christopher Snowdon, director of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, says e-cigarettes andRead More
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 — The crackdown on vaping here has sparked concern from vape businesses in China who do trade with Malaysian counterparts, a local vape advocacy group said. By Boo Su-Lyn – November 11, 2015 Malaysian E-Vaporisers and Tobacco Alternative Association (Mevta) chairman Allan Foo, who is currently in Shenzhen, China for a conference with Chinese vape traders today, said Malaysia exports vape liquids to China and imports hardware from the Asian country. “They’re worried because Malaysia is their second-largest market, after the US,” Foo told Malay MailRead More
The majority of Americans are woefully misinformed about the health effects of vaping, with public health campaigners bearing the brunt of the criticism for spreading scare stories about the dangers of e-cigarettes. By Guy Bentley – November 10, 2015 A poll conducted for the Boston Globe and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that only 44 percent of Americans believed e-cigarettes to be less harmful than smoking tobacco. Almost a third of the public — 32 percent — said they thought vaping was just as harmful as tobacco, whileRead More

Posted On November 10, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, The Buzz

Vaping on campus: Passing fad or here to stay?

Electronic cigarettes and vaping are becoming a national trend, but many people do not realize there may be serious health risks involved. Others hope vaping is simply a passing fad. By Meghan Burns – November 10, 2015 “It will die out soon because there really is no set market for it,” said Katy Campf, a junior pharmacy student. Vaping refers to drawing in or exhaling the steam (or vapor) from an e-cigarette or similar device. Some people believe it is more socially acceptable to vape than to smoke an actualRead More
A recently released report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that in 2014, 3.7 percent of American adults used electronic cigarettes or vapor products on a regular basis. That figure represents more than 9 million adult consumers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. By Paul Blair – November 09, 2015 E-cigarettes are tobacco-free technology products, which are increasingly being used as smoking cessation tools for traditional cigarette users. The National Health Interview Survey also revealed that 12.6 percent of adults in the U.S. have tried anRead More
Ben Bentura is worried about his business. By Lee V. Gaines – November 09, 2015 Bentura owns VapeCity Chicago, a small chain of stores specializing in e-cigarettes and the liquids that fuel them, with locations in Skokie, Mount Prospect and Lincoln Park in Chicago. He said he’s concerned about the impact a possible 20-cent per milliliter tax on e-cigarette liquid included as part of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposed 2016 budget may have on the health of his business. The tax, if approved, is estimated to generate about $1.5Read More
Health Ministry’s move has resulted in many shop owners being forced to shut operations at a moment’s notice. By FMT Reporters – November 06, 2015 KUALA LUMPUR: Official confiscation of nicotine content in e-cigarettes from vape shops has begun, as traders scramble to recover from the sudden move that has forced some to temporarily halt operations. In a report by the Malay Mail Online, the Health Ministry has begun confiscating nicotine products, with checks revealing that some shops in Subang, Shah Alam, Bandar Sunway and Kelana Jaya closed shop afterRead More

Posted On November 6, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

Vaping facts: What is an e-liquid?

With e-cigarettes growing in popularity, we look at what goes into the fluid that creates the vapour. By Alice Hinds – November 06, 2015 The number of people in the UK now using e-cigarettes has more than doubled in the UK in the last year. An estimated 2.6 million adults now use a vaping device – up from an estimated 1.3 million in the previous year. With popularity growing, consumers’ questions about e-cigs and their contents have also started to rise. Here, we de-bunk some of the myths and mysteriesRead More