Big Tobacco Tag
Meet the strange bedfellows against vaping: drug and tobacco companies, health advocates and Democratic lawmakers. By Monica Showalter – June 2nd, 2016 A convergence of interests among these four lies behind the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement on May 5 that e-cigarettes will be regulated as rigorously as tobacco beginning in August. Vaping advocates say the cost of FDA approvals will bankrupt an industry that might vastly improve public health. This spring, a major study from the Royal College of Physicians, the British equivalent of the Office of theRead More
Use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices stalls in the United States as more Americans question their safety, according to a new online Reuters/Ipsos poll. By Reuters – May 24th, 2016 About 10 percent of the 9,766 adults surveyed between April 19 and May 16 use the devices, the same percentage as in a similar Reuters/Ipsos poll in May, 2015. This year, however, a growing percentage of participants expressed negative attitudes toward e-cigarettes. Forty-seven percent of respondents said vaping was not healthier than smoking conventional cigarettes compared with 38Read More
A matte black box landed on my desk this week, holding inside it a glimpse of the future of vaping in the US. By Kaleigh Rogers – May 20th, 2016 I don’t think most vapers will like what was inside. Image: Derek Mead/Motherboard Every since the Food and Drug Administration released its final regulations on vaping products earlier this month, there’s been much hand-wringing over how these new rules would shape the future of the industry. As soon as I flipped the lid to reveal a black, form-fitted foam kitRead More
In the Golden State, home to healthy living, progressive politics and one of the lowest smoking rates in the nation- By Nicholas Kusnetz – March 25th, 2016 cigarettes can seem like a relic of the past, barred long ago from restaurants, bars and even some city parks. And yet within the walls of California’s high-domed capitol, tobacco companies continue to wield surprising power. After a recent loss on a slate of tobacco-control bills headed to the governor’s desk, they are gearing up for a bigger test looming at the ballotRead More
If California gets a national reputation as being a little bit kooky, sometimes we have only ourselves to blame. By Dennis Romero – March 10th, 2016 The California Senate today voted to raise the tobacco smoking age from 18 to 21. The “legal age to purchase or possess tobacco products” is now 21, according to the language of the bill. But, strangely perhaps, teens can still legally buy weed all day long. “Medicinal marijuana requires a prescription from a licensed health care provider,” Sen. Ed Hernandez, author of the smoking-ageRead More
An anti-smoking coalition has reached a consensus on e-cigarettes, concluding they are far safer than tobacco and could help people quit cigarettes where all else has failed. By Guy Bently – February 29th, 2016 An anti-smoking coalition has reached a consensus on e-cigarettes, concluding they are far safer than tobacco and could help people quit cigarettes where all else has failed. “E-cigarettes are substantially less harmful than smoking tobacco,” said the Yorkshire and the Humber Tobacco Control Network (YHTCN) statement. The document was published by Breathe 2025, whose mission isRead More

Posted On February 18, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

Most E-Cigarette Use ‘To Help Smokers Quit’

Most people who use e-cigarettes are vaping to help them stop smoking tobacco, new official figures show. By Peter Russel – February 18th, 2016 Statisticians also report that the number of men smoking tobacco has reached a historic low. However, anti-smoking campaigners say, overall, the long-term decline in tobacco use may be stalling. The report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) covers e-cigarette use in 2015 and tobacco smoking in 2014. Both surveys cover England, Scotland and Wales. Vaping Since e-cigarettes were introduced, opinion has been divided between thoseRead More
It’s well known that smoking is dangerous and has a detrimental effect on health, yet cigarettes were once heavily advertised and even recommended. By – February 17th, 2016 As electronic cigarettes look set to replace the tobacco variety, will we find that history repeats itself or will it emerge that the vaping devices have been unfairly stigmatised? The height of smoking It’s strange to think that smoking was once advertised as a positive pastime and health cure. During the 1900s, health professionals were commonly used as smoking advocates andRead More
Altria Group, America’s biggest tobacco company and makers of the iconic Marlboro brand, is laying off workers to save $US300 ($425) million per year. Where are they going to put all that money? Into a true growth market: electronic cigarettes. By Matt Novak – February 08, 2016 Today Altria, formerly known as Philip Morris, controls just over half of the traditional cigarette market in the US. But its sales volumes are down 2.6 per cent since last quarter. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the company wouldn’t go into specificsRead More
Proposal To Tax Vapor Products Like Tobacco Will Feed Their Addiction. By Kevin Crowley – February 07, 2016 The government has an addiction to cigarette taxes far more powerful than a smoker’s addiction to tobacco. As any addict will tell you, they would do almost anything to get their “fix”.  The government is trying to recoup their losses of tax revenue from every level. A ferocious fight to unjustly tax vapor products as “tobacco” is underway. Why? Because these non-tobacco products are disrupting billions of dollars in cash flow, somethingRead More