Monthly Archives: "April 2016"
E-Cigarettes will be forced to become weaker as a result of new EU rules. By Henry Bodkin – April 28th, 2016 A Government impact assessment has warned that the restrictions set down in the Tobacco Products Directive could drive users back to smoking, as well as hiking the price of e-cigarettes and creating a black market of products that fall outside the new regulations. The Department of Health fears are revealed the day after the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) issued a report strongly promoting the use of e-cigarettes asRead More

Posted On April 28, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

British Doctors Urge You to Vape

The science on vaping may be young, By Adam Toobin – April 28th, 2016 but a prominent association of doctors in Britain is convinced: The hi-tech smoking alternative is “much safer” than cigarettes, UK’s Royal College of Physicians now says. The group is even encouraging doctors to urge their nicotine-addicted patients to make the switch. We’re not sure what to make of a bunch of doctors telling us it’s cool to vape, but after that congressman took a couple of hits during a committee meeting in the U.S. Capitol, it’sRead More

Posted On April 27, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

E-Cig Ads Are Convincing Teens To Vape

A study from the CDC shows a strong association between vaping and e-cig ads. By Jennings Brown – April 26th, 2016 Even though middle-aged brooding actor and emphysema sufferer Stephen Dorff is the spokesperson for one of America’s most popular e-cigarette brands, it’s not just Gen-Xers who are taking up vaping in troves—e-cig ads have also inspired teens to vape at an alarming rate, a new study suggests. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) polled 22,007 teens in 2014 about their cigarette and vaping habits and media exposure and published theRead More
It is no longer new to most young smokers or non-smokers to shift into using e-cigarettes, but what really drives them to do so? By Jereal Cawis – April 25, 2016 U.S. teens are likely to use e-cigarettes because of online advertisements, according to a new study. Those who are aged 12 to 18 years old are more likely to use e-cigarettes from the influence of online advertisements, said the lead author Tushar Singh from the Office on Smoking and Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Using theRead More
DECATUR – E-cigarette users won’t be able to partake inside Decatur Park District facilities, the park board decided Wednesday. By Allison Petty – April 22nd, 2016 The ban on e-cigarettes, also called e-cigs or vapes, applies to areas that already did not allow cigarette smoking, such as the golf clubhouses, Fairview Pool, Overlook Adventure Miniature Golf and Decatur Indoor Sports Center. Those facilities have designated outdoor smoking areas, and the e-cigs could be used there, Executive Director Bill Clevenger said. “We’ve really just continued what has been in existence forRead More
YAKIMA, Wash.–A new bill recently signed by Governor Jay Inslee puts stricter regulations on the sales of e-cigarettes and vape products. By Ryan Yadao – April 20th, 2016 “We’re actually pretty excited about the legislation,” said Vape Spot Owner Carrie Bertrand. Bertrand has no problem with the passing of the state’s new e-cigarettes rules. Those new rules are part of Governor Inslee’s Healthiest Next Generation Initiative, which put a tighter hold on preventing minors from getting their hands on such products. For the Vape Spot, this backs the work theyRead More
The House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment Tuesday that could save 99 percent of e-cigarette products from prohibition. By Guy Bentley – April 19th, 2016 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to announce its so-called “deeming” regs, which would require all e-cigarette products that came on the market after February 15, 2007 (predicate date), to go through the onerous Pre-Market Tobacco Application (PMTA) process — which could cost millions of dollars per product. Since almost all vapor products on the market were released after February 2007, hardly any wouldRead More

Posted On April 19, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Legislation

Can We Wait For E-Cigarette Trials?

Around 30% of current cancer deaths in the US are caused by tobacco. By Thomas Hartung – April 18th, 2016 According to the World Health Organization, tobacco is ‘the only legally available product that kills up to one-half of its regular users when consumed as recommended’. Although nicotine is addictive, it’s tar that kills. A meta-analysis of 35 clinical trials found no evidence of cardiovascular or other life-threatening adverse effects caused by nicotine intake, and nicotine did not increase cardiovascular risk, even in patients with established cardiovascular disease.1 This isRead More
Sedgwick County is set to approve a policy on e-cigarette use for its employees. By Daniel Salazer Salazar – April 17th, 2016 “As e-cigarettes are not tobacco products and fall outside the scope of smoke-free legislation, their use will be allowed in certain designated areas inside the workplace provided they are odorless,” according to the draft policy. Individual departments will determine those areas. Parts of county government that want to prohibit or restrict e-cigarette use have to show the “business need” to do so. Employees who want exemptions to vaping bansRead More

Posted On April 18, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

Popcorn Lung Concerns For E-Cigarette Users

You may recall several years ago, By Collin Lingo – April 18th, 2016 when a group of workers in a southwest Missouri popcorn factory were diagnosed with a rare respiratory condition that eventually became known as “popcorn lung.” The condition was later said to be the result of the workers inhaling an artificial butter flavoring called diacetyl. Fast forward to today, and diacetyl is back in the spotlight.  But this time its being found, in e-cigarettes. Originally thought to be a healthy alternative to smoking tobacco products, e-cigarettes, also calledRead More