Monthly Archives: "June 2016"
The journal Addiction published a study in late June- Lindsey Stroud | June 27th finding the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporized nicotine products (VNPs) have helped 15 million smokers quit smoking tobacco cigarettes and/or cut back, in the European Union (E.U.). Using data from the 2014 Eurobarometer survey, which recorded responses of 27,460 participants, the study concluded that 48.5 million E.U. citizens had tried e-cigarettes and 7.5 million were currently vapers. Of the group reporting regular e-cigarette usage, “35 percent reported that e-cigarettes helped them quit smoking, while 32 percent saidRead More

Posted On June 29, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Why Do Adult E-Cig Users Vape?

A recent commissioned study from V2 has revealed the reasons behind why adult e-cigarette users “vape.” CSD Staff | June 29th, 2016 The study polled 300 U.S. adult e-cigarette users online from May 11-12, 2016. When asked to identify the reasons they choose to use electronic cigarettes: Two-thirds (62%) said they do so “to quit or abstain from smoking cigarettes” 38% identified as dual users, vaping e-cigarettes “to obtain nicotine when unable to smoke cigarettes” 36% said they “preferred the flavors and taste over traditional tobacco cigarettes” 29% said they didRead More

Posted On June 29, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Local Teen Injured When Vape Explodes

Trevor Barfuss recently sustained wounds to his foot and leg after a vape exploded like a bomb, scattering shrapnel-like pieces of the device and starting a fire. Debbie Bryce | June 28, 2016 The incident happened in an apartment in Lava Hot Springs last Thursday, as the 16-year-old Bancroft teen and his 18-year-old friend were preparing to float down the Portneuf River. When the friend attempted to use the vape, it started hissing and spitting. Alarmed by the noise, the friend threw the device and it exploded. Trevor said itRead More
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – The growing popularity of e-cigarettes and vaping has led to an enormous increase in children being poisoned by liquid nicotine. Britney Glaser | June 29th, 2016 Calls to poison control centers have increased by 1,500 percent over the past three years, according to a recently released report in the medical journal, Pediatrics. Pediatrician Anatole Karpovs with The Children’s Clinic of Southwest Louisiana is sounding the alarm about these lurking dangers. He says liquid nicotine can come in fruit and candy flavors and packaged in bright colors thatRead More
VICTORVILLE ( — A young woman escaped severe burns or may be death after leaving in her car a vape device that caught fire during triple-digit temperatures. CBS Los Angeles | June 27th, 2016 The accident happened Sunday and turned Danielle Poole’s car door into oozing melted plastic. She was visiting a friend in Victorville and parked her car in the shade. But temperatures were soaring above 100 degrees. Fifteen minutes later, her car alarm went off. “I had no idea. I was like: ‘why is my car on fire.’ I saw the vape onRead More
In May 2016, the FDA released new regulations that allow it to regulate vapor products — a $3.5 billion US market segment that includes both disposable electronic cigarettes and expensive refillable devices — as tobacco products. Dave Infante | June 27th, 2016 On the surface, it all makes sense. Government regulation brings with it quality standards, mainstream faith in the marketplace, and (hopefully) a long-term benefit to the public health. So why is the vaping industry calling foul? I spoke with over a dozen pro-vape advocates while writing a featureRead More
Vaping organizations and trade associations have filed numerous claims against the FDA’s new tobacco deeming regulations. CSD Staff | June 27th, 2016 After the recent release of the final tobacco deeming regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a great deal of controversy has arisen among vaping organizations and trade associations. In fact, according to a report from NATO, over the past week, eleven vaping organizations/trade associations filed a lawsuit against the new FDA deeming regulations. According to the report from NATO, the lawsuit has numerous claims includingRead More
Long-term public perception could be colored by unproven misinformation, study authors say- Misti Crane | June 27th, 2016 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Electronic cigarette makers and sellers are making all kinds of health claims, many of which likely won’t stand up to scrutiny under recently announced FDA regulation, a new study has found. Regulatory oversight of those claims, announced in May, brings all tobacco products, including liquids used in vaporizers and e-cigarettes, under the same government oversight. All products must now carry warnings they contain nicotine, which is addictive. Sales ofRead More
The Food and Drug Administration is facing its largest lawsuit to date challenging its controversial tobacco deeming regulations that are scheduled to go into effect Aug. 8 for electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Richard Craver | June 23rd, 2016 The Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition, representing 10 advocacy and trade associations, filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Coalition members want a federal judge to permanently enjoin the FDA from implementing regulations that the FDA unveiled May 5. They want the regulations declared unlawful on constitutionalRead More
The Canadian Cancer Society is stepping up a campaign to make teens think twice about “vaping”. Brian Morton | June 23rd, 2016 “We’re not going against the e-cigarette (vape) as a way to potentially help somebody quit smoking,” said Lyz Gilgunn, the society’s health promotion coordinator. “If it helps somebody quit smoking, then it’s far preferred. Our main message is we don’t want non-smoking youth to pick up a vape and assume that it’s harmless or that it’s safe. Because the reality is we don’t know the long-term health effectsRead More