Monthly Archives: "January 2016"
President Obama today signed into law a bill that requires child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine containers used for e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. By Lauren Cooper – January 28, 2016 Liquid nicotine, used in battery-operated vaping devices such as e-cigarettes and vape pens, is extremely dangerous. One teaspoon is potentially lethal to a child, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Poison-control centers last year received 3,067 exposure reports across all age groups. In 2014, poison-control centers responded to 3,783 e-cigarette and liquid nicotine exposure cases. More than half of those involvedRead More
With the passage of the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act (S. 142) by both houses of Congress, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will likely soon get new authority to require child-resistant (CR) packaging (“special packaging”) over certain packages of nicotine-containing “e-liquid.” By Sheila A. Millar, Azim Chowdhury, and Nathan A. Cardon – January 27, 2016 Assuming the President signs the bill, as expected, covered products will be subject to the same requirements that CPSC already enforces on packaging of prescription drugs, some over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and other potentiallyRead More
Two years ago we wrote about Ryan, a 35 year-old nursing student who was trying to kick a cigarette habit by smoking e-cigarettes. Ryan was ordering his vaping supplies online, as sales were prohibited in Canada and retail outlets were uncommon. While Health Canada hasn’t officially altered their stance in the interim, vape shops have proliferated and Canadians are using electronic nicotine delivery systems more than ever. By Dr. Eddy Lang and Dr. Z. Oliver – January 28, 2016 At the time, there were still many unknowns. The jury wasRead More
The debate over the safety of e-cigarettes has taken another turn after US researchers found evidence to suggest that they are toxic to human airway cells, suppress immune defenses and alter inflammation, while also boosting bacterial virulence. By Selina Mckee – January 26, 2016 Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System said inflammatory markers in the airways and blood of mice that inhaled e-cigarette vapors for one hour a day, five days a week, for four weeks were elevatedRead More

Posted On January 27, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, The Buzz

E-Cigarettes May Also Cause Hearing Loss

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as many as 2.4 million teens use electronic cigarettes, and that 70 percent of middle and high school students have been exposed to e-cig advertising. By Dave Fabry – January 26, 2016 There’s renewed attention to the potential health risks of e-cigs, but overlooked is the danger to the hearing of young people. A study published last June confirmed damage to adolescents’ inner ear. While e-cigarettes do not produce carbon monoxide, tar and other toxic chemicals associated with regular cigarettes, mostRead More
The Anniston City Council briefly discussed Monday loosening the city’s ban on smoking in public places and allowing certain tobacco-based businesses. By Patrick McCreless – January 25, 2016 The two proposed ordinances, presented by Councilman David Reddick, would allow residents to smoke e-cigarettes in public places and permit the opening of hookah bars in the city. The proposals come about two years after the council passed its no-smoking ordinance and a month after it allowed cigar bars to operate in the city. Reddick presented the ordinances during the council’s regularRead More
State lawmakers will tackle at least one proposal during this General Assembly session to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in some public places such as restaurants. By John Reid Blackwell – January 25, 2016 Smoking conventional cigarettes has been prohibited inside Virginia restaurants since 2009, with an exception for eateries that allow smoking only in separately enclosed and ventilated rooms. A bill introduced by Sen. John C. Miller, D-Newport News, would expand that prohibition to include electronic cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that some smokers use as an alternative toRead More
Vapers tell smokers to stop listening to organizations, vaping products work By Kevin Crowley – January 24, 2016 An agenda to tax a non-tobacco product is hiding in plain sight. With a well orchestrated attempt to keep smokers lighting up, organizations like the American Heart & Lung Associations and government officials are trying to keep smokers away from vaping products. They claim companies are marketing to children and vaping products are not effective to curb the smoking habit. In the same breath, organizations claim “regulating” and taxing vapor products like tobaccoRead More
Buffalo Grove is debating enacting stricter regulations on e-cigarettes and vaping in hopes they discourage kids from using the products. By Steve Zalusky – January 25, 2016 On Wednesday, the planning and zoning commission discussed options that include turning e-cigarette/vape shops into a special use under the zoning code, requiring the shops be a minimum distance from schools and parks, and regulating e-cigarettes and vaping the same as tobacco. Village Planner Nicole Woods said in so doing, Buffalo Grove would have some of the strictest regulations in the Northern suburbs.Read More
If you thought lung cancer, rotting teeth and bad breath were reason enough to quit smoking, add another compelling reason to the mix – financial calamity. By Brian O’Connell – January 22, 2016 That’s right – cigarette smoking not only ruins your health, it has the potential to ruin your financial health, too., a personal financial web site, estimates Americans spend more than $320 billion annually on smoking, and pegs the number of total U.S. tobacco puffers at about 66 million. When WalletHub reports on the individual cost ofRead More