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Here we go again. It seems Anti-Vape affiliates are Still Blowing Smoke up the @s$es of America’s general public with recycled lies. By Tony Ottomanelli II | May 26th, 2017 Of course, many already are well aware of the FDA American’s rights to promoting harm reduction products to ensure the safety of one another now includes policymakers and regulators to require outlandish mandatory impossibilities, unless vape advocates mobilize and assist one another in surviving these threats and attacks (i.e. PMTA). The New York State has clearly reached “high priority” statusRead More
Proponents of electronic cigarettes applauded the recent dismissal of former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and hope his replacement will be more accepting of the tobacco-alternative practice called vaping. By Jennifer Graham | May 1st, 2017 Murthy, a Harvard-educated physician appointed by former President Barack Obama, was an outspoken critic of e-cigarettes during his 28-month term. The nurse installed as his temporary replacement was Murthy’s deputy, but it’s not yet clear if Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams shares her former boss’s opinion that e-cigarettes are a public health threat — or, forRead More
The vape industry currently stands on the edge of complete demise thanks to regulatory overreach. By Brittany Hunter | February 24th, 2017 However, two Congressmen, Reps. Tom Cole (R-OK) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA), recently introduced legislation, which, if passed, may grant the e-cigarette industry a much-needed reprieve. The FDA is, without a doubt, one of the worst offenders of cronyism. Over the past year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has targeted the e-cigarette industry, using false claims and fear-mongering to pass regulations that will likely put the majority ofRead More
ONE AREA of rampant regulatory abuse the Trump Administration should attack is the war against e-cigarettes. By Steve Forbes | February 28th, 2017 “Vaping” has been a godsend for people who are trying to quit smoking. It gives users the kick from nicotine without inhaling all the tars and other substances that make smoking cigarettes so lethal. Yet a perverse mind-set reigns among health regulators and fanatical anti-smoking crusaders: Against all honest scientific evidence, they equate vaping with lighting up actual cigarettes. They claim, with no credible justification, that e-cigarettes areRead More
There’s a new tax in Kansas that, in Miguel Raymundo’s view, harms local business. By Chad FreyNewton | January 9th, 2016 Raymundo manages “The Spot,” a “Vape Shop” on East First Street. The business specializes in electronic cigarettes. The tax was passed in 2015, a 20 cents per milliliter of “consumable material.” According to, the tax led prices on the material to go from around $10 per bottle in Topeka to $16.60. The increase, according to Raymundo, in his shop was similar. The same size bottle now costs $16.99.Read More
Electronic cigarette vendors are coming to grips with fresh regulations- By Steve Birr | January 3rd, 2017 and an expensive licensing fee after new laws against vaping took effect Monday in California. In order to sell an e-cigarette or vaping device in the state, vendors must now pay an annual licensing fee of $265. The fee must be paid on each individual location established by a business. The legislation took effect Jan. 1 and stems from a bill passed in May designed to bring e-cigarette devices under the same regulatoryRead More

Posted On December 22, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Market & Industry

Vaping Wholesaler Sues State

Bob Oesterling opened his tobacco store, Smoke 4 Less, in Clarion in 2010. By Paula Reed | December 22nd, 2016 Two years later, he started selling vaping products and opened a vaping wholesaler in 2013. In that time, he says, he has had hundreds of customers quit using tobacco and start vaping. And now, with the implementation of Pennsylvania’s Tobacco Products Act scheduled to take effect Dec. 30, he fears his entire business will go under. The act puts a 40 percent tax on e-cigarettes, the liquid used inside them,Read More
A local business is losing thousands of dollars every month and being forced to turn customers away- By Bree Burkitt | December 20th, 2016 while they work to follow a recently approved city ordinance that places additional regulations on shops selling tobacco and vape products. Big Hit Vapors & MMA Apparel owners Walter and Cindy Cluett saw their customer base grow rapidly ever since they opened their door two years ago. The store initially received a mixed retail use permit, which requires that less than 35 percent of the total profitRead More
More and more people are turning to e-cigarettes as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. By Bruce Brown | December 14th, 2016 While inhaling anything into your lungs is never 100% safe, e-cigarettes are vastly more healthy for you if you do smoke, and may be a way to ween yourself off of traditional cigarettes if you want to quit smoking altogether. Using an e-cigarette — vaping, as it is widely known — has increased in popularity over the past decade due to its potential of helping people quit smoking, orRead 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