Monthly Archives: "December 2016"

Posted On December 14, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

How Republicans Can Rescue E-Cigs From The FDA

When big government lends a hand to rescue small business… By Alice B. Lloyd | December 14th, 2016 Controversial FDA rules for e-cigarette producers will badly damage the growing vaping industry. The regulations, finalized in August, require that any product not on the market before 2007—when there were no vaping products available—undergo a costly retroactive application process for federal approval in order to continue selling their wares. The incoming administration’s anti-regulatory stance has vaping advocates feeling bullish about the dawning Trump years. When these so-called “deeming regulations” became final inRead More

Posted On December 13, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Ten Facts That Everyone Gets Wrong About Vaping

Vaping is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. By VW Staff | December 13th, 2016 Known as the better and healthier alternative for regular cigarettes, many are already hooked up on this habit that in fact, 21% of all US smokers are already using vapes alongside with regular tobaccos. On the other hand, many sees e-cigarettes as a cessation device that can help them quit their smoking habit much easier and faster compared to other cessation methods like nicotine gums, patch or lozenges. Having said that, manyRead More

Posted On December 13, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Market & Industry

Trump Urged To Snuff Out FDA Rules

President-elect Trump’s team is being urged to kill new Food and Drug Administration rules that threaten to snuff out the e-cigarette business and rob chain-smokers of an alternative to ending their habit. By Paul Bedard | December 12th, 2016 In a letter to Vice President-elect Pence, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and California Rep. Duncan Hunter said that the new regulations would eliminate the industry with fees of up to $1 million per product. Typically, vaping operations produce dozens of products, mostly different flavors of vapor. “If the FDA’s overreach goesRead More

Posted On December 12, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

Dr. Oz: Vaping Can Damage Tissue In The Mouth

I started vaping to stop smoking, believing that it is the way to go- By Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen | Monday, December 12, 2016 12:01 AM Q: I started vaping to stop smoking, believing that it is the way to go. Now I hear that it can trigger mouth cancer! Should I stop this too? — Katie J., Bloomington, Ind. A: Bravo for working to stop smoking. That’s the No. 1 thing you can do to improve your future health. We think the best approach is based on theRead More
Olympia will adopt a smoking and vaping ban at all public parks, starting in 2018. By Andy Hobbs | December 8th, 2016 The Olympia City Council approved the proposal Tuesday. The ban will take effect in January 2018 and will be treated like an education campaign, said Jonathan Turlove, associate parks director. “We do not have any plans for issuing civil infractions or trespassing people from the parks,” said Turlove, noting a regional and national trend to adopt smoke-free parks. The idea is to install signs that encourage park usersRead More

Posted On December 8, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

Surgeon General To Young People: Stop Vaping

Vape pens are now the most commonly used tobacco product among the nation’s youth- By Patricia Madej | December 8th, 2016 forcing the U.S. surgeon general to issue a call to action and push for more regulation. Vape pens are now the most commonly used tobacco product among the nation’s youth, forcing the U.S. surgeon general to issue a call to action and push for more regulation. A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, published Thursday, showed that 1 in 6 high school students inRead More
For many years now there has been a huge amount of attention being given to the dangers of secondhand smoke. By Sara Williams | December 6th, 2016 In an effort to protect nonsmokers from those dangers, HUD has ruled that smoking will no longer be allowed in any of the buildings subsidized by them. However, it is unclear as to exactly what this means for those who use electronic cigarettes or vaping devices because the wording is, at best, unclear, and at worst, contradictory. Latest Ruling from the U.S. DepartmentRead More
Humans are sense-oriented animals. By Derek Beres | December 6th, 2016 We rely heavily on our visual system, though the tactile sense and the strong influence of odor also play essential roles in navigating our environment. Yet thanks to overactive imaginations we often give credence to the invisible, in our faiths as much as the products and chemicals we ingest. How else could superfoods become such overvalued nutritional sources? Once simply called food, raw cacao and seaweed (among many others) have been transformed into mystical manna. These marketing plans haveRead More
The Manhattan City Commission passed a ban of vaping on Nov. 15, prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in public places or places of employment. By Molly Thomas | December 6th, 2016 Enclosed public buildings or buildings into which the public is invited are included in the locations where vaping and e-cigarettes are banned. In August 2008, the City Clerk’s office received petitions and a proposed ordinance to require the City of Manhattan to prohibit tobacco smoking in public places and places of employment. The tobacco ordinance did not include vapingRead More
It has been claimed that just 10 puffs on an e-cigarette is enough to trigger physiological changes that can lead to heart disease. By Spectator Health Reporter | December 6th, 2016 Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm say that inhaling e-cig vapour leads to a ‘rapid rise’ in levels of endothelial progenitor cells (EPC), which is indicative of damage to the inner lining of blood vessels, which can cause hardening of the arteries. During the study, which has been published in the journal Atherosclerosis, the researchers examined 16 ‘occasionalRead More