Monthly Archives: "February 2016"

Posted On February 12, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, The Buzz

Internet Searches Reflect Vaping’s Surge

A new study finds that people searching for vaping-related terms are interested in shopping, not health. By Michael Price – February 12, 2016 The Oxford Dictionaries selected “vape”—as in, to smoke from an electronic cigarette—as word of the year in 2014. It turns out that Internet users’ search behavior reflects the word’s popularity. Between 2009 and 2015, the number of people in the United States seeking information online about vaping rose dramatically, according to a recent study co-led by San Diego State University Internet health expert John W. Ayers and UniversityRead More

Posted On February 12, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

Smoking, Vaping, Chewing Could Be Banned

ANSONIA — No more smoking, chewing or vaping in the city’s parks or recreation sites, if a proposed ordinance is approved later this month. By Michael P. Mayko – February 12, 2016 Joan Radin, a fifth ward alderwoman and local pharmacist, made sure vaping was added to the substances the Board of Aldermen is considering banning. “It’s become prevalent among youths, especially in our high schools,” said Radin, who is the proprietor of the century-old Lear Pharmacy on Wakelee Avenue. Both Matthew Edo, a sixth ward alderman who chairs theRead More
A bill that would have banned the use of electronic cigarettes in restaurants and many other public places in Virginia was defeated in a General Assembly committee on Tuesday. By John Reid Blackwell – February 09, 2016 By an 8-4 voice vote, the Senate’s committee on local government set aside the legislation introduced by Sen. John C. Miller, D-Newport News, which sought to include restrictions on e-cigarettes in the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act. “E-cigarettes have not been fully studied, so there is not a lot that we do know,”Read More
Shops to buy and use electronic cigarettes have sprung up all across the United States. But the rise of these “vapor lounges” has gone largely unremarked upon, even as calls for tighter regulation of e-cigarettes have grown. This may be because we know almost nothing about them. By Christopher Groskopf – February 10, 2016  Reliable data about anything related to vaping are very difficult to come by. Unlike tobacco products, e-cigarettes are almost completely unregulated, so few federal agencies collect information about them. Vape shops aren’t even a recognized category inRead More
Condoms, e-cigarettes and cannabis products share some common characteristics: They are available in various flavors and colors, marketed as having certain health benefits and condemned by some as medically and socially unsafe and harmful. By James Felsen – February 09, 2016 The confusing — and often amusing — issue is how they are addressed quite differently by public health policy gurus, politicians and the press – all claiming science, not ideology, is on their side. From a medical education perspective, it is easy to advise a young adult about casualRead More

Posted On February 10, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Legislation

10 Things We Can All Do to Save Vaping!

There are lots of things vapers can do to make a difference that won’t cost anything, or even be especially time consuming. The key is to get involved and to remember to advocate. By Jim McDonald – February 08, 2016 Here are 10 things every vaper can do to help! 1. Learn everything you can. It’s great to know a lot about the exciting devices we use and the liquids we vape, but until we get past the current threats to vaping, it’s crucial that all vapers know something aboutRead More
There are two new premium e-juice lines that are perfect for experienced vapers everywhere: the Lane Cove Vapor e-juice line and the PoH e-juice line. By – February 09, 2016 People in the vaping community will already be familiar with the names Ruby Roo and Plumes of Hazard: they’re two of the most popular YouTube reviews in the vaping community. Now, they have actually introduced their own lines that will no doubt meet their own exacting standards and which are backed by their years of experience reviewing premium eRead More
The Department of Health (DoH) for the state of Washington is under fire for giving advice to smokers about the safety of e-cigarettes that is “tantamount to public health malpractice.” By Guy Bentley – February 08, 2016 Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health, with 25 years of experience in the field of tobacco control, has written a scathing assessment of DoH advice on e-cigarettes and vaping.  One of the most eye-catching parts of the department’s statement isRead More
Altria Group, America’s biggest tobacco company and makers of the iconic Marlboro brand, is laying off workers to save $US300 ($425) million per year. Where are they going to put all that money? Into a true growth market: electronic cigarettes. By Matt Novak – February 08, 2016 Today Altria, formerly known as Philip Morris, controls just over half of the traditional cigarette market in the US. But its sales volumes are down 2.6 per cent since last quarter. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the company wouldn’t go into specificsRead More
Proposal To Tax Vapor Products Like Tobacco Will Feed Their Addiction. By Kevin Crowley – February 07, 2016 The government has an addiction to cigarette taxes far more powerful than a smoker’s addiction to tobacco. As any addict will tell you, they would do almost anything to get their “fix”.  The government is trying to recoup their losses of tax revenue from every level. A ferocious fight to unjustly tax vapor products as “tobacco” is underway. Why? Because these non-tobacco products are disrupting billions of dollars in cash flow, somethingRead More