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Agency had banned sales of devices to anyone under 18 years old in August By Tripp Mickle | September 15th, 2016 A month after assuming regulatory oversight over e-cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cracked down on online sales by the industry, issuing 24 letters to websites for illegal sales to minors. The letters, which the FDA released Thursday, are the first sent since the FDA banned e-cigarette sales to anyone under 18 years old on Aug. 8. The agency also issued warning letters to 28 retailers ofRead More
More than 20 states considered imposing taxes on vapor products in 2015 and as of January 1, four have already implemented them. By Guy Bentley – March 23rd, 2016 North Carolina, Minnesota, Kansas, Louisiana, the District of Columbia and three local jurisdictions have already imposed e-cig excise taxes. Another 23 states considered raising the cost of vapor products in 2015. E-cigarettes are a relatively new product, debuting in the U.S. in 2007. As a consequence, there is still huge variation between states in terms of their taxation and regulation; many state legislators are inRead More
British American Tobacco (BAT) may have finally produced an e-cigarette that mimics the taste of tobacco- By Guy Bentley – March 8th, 2016 while massively reducing the risks of lung cancer and smoking related diseases. BAT has been something of a trailblazer, creating the first e-cigarettes in the world that actually contain tobacco, not just nicotine derived from the tobacco plant. “When the device is used, a heated coil warms an e-liquid to create a vapour that is drawn over a bed of blended tobacco with every puff,” says BAT’sRead 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
Local business owners loudly opposed raising the legal age for purchasing tobacco and “nicotine delivery products,” or e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. By Lannan M. O’Brien – February 23rd, 2016 The Falmouth Board of Health, which proposed the change to the town’s regulations, held a public hearing Monday night, February 22. Addressing a packed audience before the board at the hearing, chairman Jared V. Goldstone offered background information on the proposal. During adolescence, he said, the brain is especially sensitive to the effects of drugs—including nicotine—due to enhanced neuroplasticity, orRead More
A Utah Statehouse representative is under fire for claiming e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as regular cigarettes and that vapers face the same debilitating cancers as smokers. By Guy Bently – February 19th, 2016 A long-standing opponent of e-cigarettes, Republican Rep. Paul Ray of Clearfield,  is advocating an 86 percent tax increase on e-cigarettes, in the hope of deterring young people from vaping. He does give credit to smokers who have switched to vaping and assures them e-cigarettes will still be cheaper than regular smokes. H said he sees no contradiction betweenRead More
It was bound to come down to a judge’s ruling eventually, but we didn’t know it would happen this soon. By Jimmy Hafrey – February 21st, 2016 In New York, a judge just ruled that vaping is not smoking and the two words cannot be used interchangeably. New York currently bans smoking in most public areas, but according to the judge that doesn’t mean vaping is automatically banned as well. After a vaper was cited for using his device on a subway platform, he challenged the issue in court. InRead More
The debate about e-cigarettes and the relationship to tobacco products has moved up a notch following a new study about teen vapers in the U.S. The study shows a link to tobacco products. By Tim Sandle – February 14th, 2016 Vaping (the use of electronic cigarettes) is seen by many, including those who market the products, as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco products (e-cigarettes contain the addictive chemical nicotine but no known carcinogens.) However, the arguments used by the main manufacturers (many of them tobacco companies that have diversified)Read More
Shops to buy and use electronic cigarettes have sprung up all across the United States. But the rise of these “vapor lounges” has gone largely unremarked upon, even as calls for tighter regulation of e-cigarettes have grown. This may be because we know almost nothing about them. By Christopher Groskopf – February 10, 2016  Reliable data about anything related to vaping are very difficult to come by. Unlike tobacco products, e-cigarettes are almost completely unregulated, so few federal agencies collect information about them. Vape shops aren’t even a recognized category inRead More

Posted On February 5, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Gear, Headline News

E-Cigarette Safety: Why It Is So Important

Canadian teen finds himself at the wrong end of an exploding vapor device. By Blog.southbeachsmoke.com – January 31, 2016 His parents cry foul on the product. The device, an advanced “mech mod” is sold specifically among a class of products made only for the most advanced users. News reports focuses in only on the aspect of the device exploding. As far as the media goes, this kind of reporting is ridiculous. It has become a continuous effort on their part to take any story that appears, or that they invent,Read More