Monthly Archives: "July 2016"
In yet another power grab, it’s claiming authority to crack down on e-cigs. By Jared Meyer | July 26th, 2016 The Food and Drug Administration just made it clear that it cannot tell the difference between eggplants and tobacco leaves. It has assumed control over nicotine that does not come from tobacco but rather is derived from vegetables or created in labs. This development is part of the continued fallout over the FDA’s 499-page “deeming regs,” which brought e-cigarettes, e-liquid, and devices used for vaping under its tobacco-control authority. BostonRead More

Posted On July 25, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Confusion Still Reigns Over E-Cigs

The European Union and US are huge e-cig markets with regulatory models in place. By | July 25th, 2016 With Malaysia expected to table it’s vape laws soon, Sunday Star headed to Warsaw, Poland, for the recent Global Forum on Nicotine 2016, to see what’s happening globally. In May, e-cigarettes and other nicotine vapour products in the European Union (EU) were placed under the regulation of its Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). In the United States, the “deeming” rule kicks in next month, meaning that e-cigs and vaping will beRead More
The convenience of buying a pack of cigarettes can burden your wallet in comparison to using an electronic vape battery device with vape juice. By PRNewswire | July 25th, 2016 Most of us have been told switching from tobacco to vape, that we would save money. It’s possible but most of us have discovered that we spend more money on the latest vape brands than we ever did smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes.  You’ve noticed your credit card has taken a massive spending on eJuice because of the high priced premiumRead More

Posted On July 22, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News

The Vape Debate

What comes in flavours like cotton candy, chocolate and grape, is wrapped in colourful casing and is growing in popularity amongst teenagers? By Cape Breton Post | July 22nd, 2016 Electronic cigarette use. It’s on the rise, with adolescents already more likely to vape than to smoke an old-fashioned paper-wrapped tobacco stick. E-cigarettes have a cartridge filled with e-juice that is heated on a battery-run element. The product may or may not contain nicotine, and just because the label claims it’s nicotine-free doesn’t mean it’s true. Far from the smokingRead More

Posted On July 22, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

Not Blowing Smoke

Nicopure CEO Jeff Stamler had concrete plans for scaling and raising awareness of his company’s products nationwide. By Steven Benna | July 22nd, 2016 Stamler purchased three RVs at the end of 2015 and rebranded them with the Nicopure logo. The plan for the Trinity-based company, which manufactures flavored e-liquids for the vaping industry, was to drive the RVs around for national advertising, using free samples to get potential customers to try the firm’s vapor products. “We’ve had the same goal since we started in 2009,” Stamler says, “and that’sRead More
INDIANAPOLIS—Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 480,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs (Source CDC). Rex Early | July 20th, 2016 Many Hoosier smokers realize the health problems associated with smoking and have or would like to quit by doing business with the vape industry. A recent study published in the medical journal Addiction, attributed vaping with helping six million people in Europe quit smoking, and another nineRead More

Posted On July 18, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

E-Cigarettes May Help More Than They Hurt

Vaping will help more smokers quit, a study says. By Amrith Ramkumar & Jennifer Kaplan | July 14th, 2016 The world may be better off with e-cigarettes than without them. Sort of. Although a slew of studies have found the device serves as a gateway to cigarette use, such concerns may be exaggerated, according to a new study. Researchers in the U.S., Australia, and Canada have devised a model showing that, among people born after 1996, the option of using e-cigarettes may end up triggering a 21 percent reduction in smoking-attributable deaths and a 20 percent decrease in life-years lost.Read More
The future of vaping, at the current moment, is hazy. (Excuse the pun.) By Kaleigh Rogers | July 18th, 2016 Regulations have finally rolled out in Europe and the US, threatening to turn the entire industry on its head. Meanwhile, research into the health and social impacts of vaping is starting to ramp up, raising more questions about whether vaping is a gateway to smoking for teens and how best to minimize risk for vapers using e-cigarettes to quit tobacco. Public health experts are divided, vapers are becoming political activists, and Big Tobacco continues to dip its fingers in theRead More
E-cigarettes could lead to a 21 percent drop in deaths from smoking-related diseases in those born after 1997, according to a study published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Reuters | July 15th, 2016 The study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Cancer Institute and the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network, found that under most plausible scenarios e-cigarettes and other vapor products have a generally positive public health impact. Multiple studies have sought to assess the impact of e-cigarettes on public health, with conflicting results. EarlierRead More
If you look online, you might come to the conclusion that people have given up drinking. Instead, everyone seems to be going crazy over vaping alcohol. Alex Swerdloff | July 14th, 2016 DIY alcohol bongs and first impression videos litter the Internet. Hell, even BuzzFeed couldn’t resist getting in on the action and posted its own video of people vaping liquor for the first time. Given all this, is everyone just going to be vaping their alcohol by 2020? As WTSP News in Tampa reports, the Florida Poison Information CenterRead More