Monthly Archives: "January 2017"

Posted On January 30, 2017By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Apple Just Patented A Vape

Apple files lots of patents for lots of potential products and manufacturing methods. By Mike Wehner | January 27th, 2016 Some are weird, some are cool, and some make almost no sense, but a newly uncovered patent application from the company is one of the rare examples of all three; Apple just patented a vape. The application, which was discovered by Digital Trends, is titled simply “Sublimator/Vaporizer” and describes a device that allows for the vaporization of an unidentified substance via a dual-chamber system. The abstract reads as follows: “ARead More

Posted On January 27, 2017By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

E-Cigarettes’ Tricky Path As Harm-Reduction Tool

Brian Collins tried everything, from patches to gum to going cold turkey. But nothing worked to help him kick his 20-year smoking habit. By Elana Gordon | January 26th, 2017 “I just …  I have a very strong addiction to cigarettes,” he said. Collins is 39, and trying to quit has been tough for a guy who started smoking at the age of 16. Enter the e-cigarette. “It kind of replicates the sensation of smoking a cigarette,” Collins said. Collins is hoping this electronic device could finally help him stop smokingRead More
Last month in December, the former director at CDC Michael Eriksen attracted significant attention online by tweeting in favor of electronic cigarettes. By Diane Caruana | January 3rd, 2017 In his tweet, Erikson retweeted and commented about a status from a vaping advocate which talked about ex-smokers helping current smokers quit the deadly habit via vaping. “This is what’s exciting about #ecigs and #vaping…peer to peer helping smokers quit combustion. Lets end #smoking as we know it!”, read Erikson’s tweet. But why did this tweet attract so much attention? Because the CDC isRead More
Q: I found a “vaping” pen hidden in my 13-year-old son’s room and am at a loss as to how to deal with it. By John Rosemond | January 25th, 2017 He is very susceptible to peer pressure and wants very badly to fit in with the “cool” kids. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Answer: This is one of those occasional questions that no matter how I answer, some group of people buys pitchforks and torches and tries to find my house. At the risk of being pilloried anyway, IRead More
The vaping industry is fighting off a crippling 40 percent tax on their shops that is responsible for eliminating one-third of electronic cigarette businesses in Pennsylvania. By Steve Birr | January 23rd, 2017 The Pennsylvania Vape Association organized an opposition rally Monday morning in the state capitol building in a demonstration against the onerous tax and to petition lawmakers to lower it to a more financially reasonable figure. Close to one hundred e-cigarette shops have closed since the tax took effect Oct. 1 after securing passage in the summer. TheRead More
As tobacco and vaping companies focus on new smoking products that are potentially less harmful- By Jilian Mincer | January 18th, 2016 the industry sees an opening for rolling back rules on these products under the Trump administration. Donald Trump’s surprise election victory in November, and his pledges to reduce federal regulations on business, led tobacco lobby groups to draft a new plan of action, according to company executives, lobbyists and consultants interviewed by Reuters. The immediate goal is to delay implementation of new regulations on the latest generation of e-cigarettesRead More
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Strict state regulations for e-liquid manufacturers that took effect in July may be causing customers to look elsewhere for their product. By | January 17th, 2017th The Lafayette Journal and Courier ( reports that the Indiana law requires e-liquids sold by state vendors to be produced at facilities that meet more stern security guidelines. So far, only one company, Lafayette-based Mulhaupt’s Inc., meets those Indiana mandates. Vaping is a substitute to smoking in which users inhale vapor that’s generated from a battery-powered device. The vapor containsRead More

Posted On January 12, 2017By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

E-Cigs In Use Cause Cigarette Cravings Among Teens

Although they look less like cigarettes than first-generation e-cigarettes- By John Easton | January 12th, 2016 a new study found that the newer generation e-cigarette vape pens (also known as vaporizers) stimulate the urge to smoke as powerfully as watching someone smoke a “combustible” tobacco cigarette. The study, published Jan. 12, 2017, in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, found that young adult smokers exposed to the use of traditional cigarettes, first-generation e-cigarettes or second generation vape pens experienced an immediate, significant and lasting increase in the desire to smoke. This extendedRead More
The El Cajon police officer who shot and killed an alcohol and cocaine user who pointed a vaping device at him like a gun- By Bob Owens | January 11th, 2016 will not face charges for what authorities (and anyone with the least bit of common sense) easily recognized as a justifiable shooting. The El Cajon police officer who last year fatally shot Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man, was justified and will not face criminal charges, the District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. “The law recognizes police officers are oftenRead More
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office investigators are searching for a man they say held up an electronic-cigarette store near Orange City on Friday afternoon. By Anthony DeFeo | January 9th, 2017 Sheriff’s Office spokesman Gary Davidson said no shots were fired and no one was injured in the robbery, which took place shortly before 4 p.m. at the E-Cig Source on North Volusia Avenue. No customers were in the shop at the time of the robbery. Davidson said the suspect burst into the store, pointed a gun at the lone employeeRead More