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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
President Obama today signed into law a bill that requires child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine containers used for e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. By Lauren Cooper – January 28, 2016 Liquid nicotine, used in battery-operated vaping devices such as e-cigarettes and vape pens, is extremely dangerous. One teaspoon is potentially lethal to a child, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Poison-control centers last year received 3,067 exposure reports across all age groups. In 2014, poison-control centers responded to 3,783 e-cigarette and liquid nicotine exposure cases. More than half of those involvedRead More
Last week, the mainstream media was chocked full of vaping headlines and it’s no surprise that they were based on a single bogus health report. From FOX to CBS to USA Today, the media buzzed with claims that vaping could give you “popcorn lung”, a disease that causes severe and irreversible damage to lung tissue. One report went so far as to suggest that vaping could lead to lung transplants. It sounds awful and makes for sensational headlines, but it’s absolutely not true. By Jimmy Hafrey – December 15, 2015Read More
After being introduced to the public in the early part of the 21st Century, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or ‘vapes’ as they are now widely known, have skyrocketed in popularity. By Ryan Foy – December 04, 2015 Is this because of the appeal to smokers as a safer way to get their nicotine hit? Or has its adoption by the bearded hipsters made it now the seemingly cool thing to do? An independent survey revealed that 94% of people asked felt that e-cigarettes had become more than just an aid forRead More
The burgeoning e-cigarette industry is pushing the 2016 presidential candidates to endorse so-called vaping devices over traditional tobacco products. By Lydia Wheeler – November 11, 2015 The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), one of the vapor industry’s largest groups, sent letters Wednesday to Democratic and Republican presidential candidates asking them to advocate for the use of vapor products and help clarify public misconceptions. “Americans may never realize the full economic and public health benefits from vapor products if they continue to be confused with smoking,” the letters said. “It isRead More
Frustrated Fort Collins vape shops affected by new smoking ban By Erik Petrovich – October 7, 2015 The first time Adam Johnson, CEO of Rocky Mountain Vaping, became aware of a ban that lumped e-cigarette use with tobacco use was after a city code enforcement officer came into his Fort Collins store to collect payment for fines he never knew about. Johnson then took it upon himself to look up the city’s municipal code, and found out that the ordinance was passed without his vaping business being informed of the changes. As a company affected by theseRead More

Posted On October 6, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

How Vapers Can Help Smokers Quit

The controversy surrounding electronic cigarettes continues to smolder. E-cigarettes are the battery-powered devices that deliver an aerosol that contains nicotine but no trace of cancer-causing tar. Despite ample data to the contrary, critics insist that e-cigarettes are a “gateway” to teen smoking and that they contain dangerous levels of toxins. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration has yet to issue regulations. Things may seem stagnant – the same debates, the same anxieties about pending regulatory over-reach – yet researchers are busy. New data from Scotland underscore how e-cigarettes are helpingRead More
Peter Hajek, who has called for the devices to be used to get people off cigarettes, told AMs doesn’t support a ban on vaping in enclosed public places By DAVID DEANS – October 1, 2015 E-cigarettes are unattractive to non-smokers and there is no evidence they are a gateway to smoking, an expert has told Assembly Members. “At the moment all vaping does is potentially save lives,” said Professor Peter Hajek, the co-author of a Public Health England-commissioned report which advocated the use of the devices to help people quit smoking. ProfRead More
BY JOEL NITZKIN – SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 The recent endgame review by Patricia McDaniel and her team in the Aug. 28 edition of Tobacco Control demonstrates a major flaw in thinking within the tobacco-control community. The McDaniel paper lists 16 endgame proposals, 14 of which consist of partial or total bans on aspects of the manufacture or sale of non-pharmaceutical nicotine delivery products. Only two – one referencing e-cigarettes and another “advantage cleaner nicotine products over combustibles” – make any reference to tobacco-industry participation in pursuit of tobacco-control objectives. Both are discouragedRead More

Posted On October 1, 2015By Vapor NewsIn The Buzz

An Intresting Trip to Vape Blast

I went to a vape conference to mock it—then the vapers changed my mind By Jené Gutierrez – September 30, 2015 What should one expect from something called VapeBlast?  If you’re like me, then you’ve mostly been exposed to negative representations of vapers and their lifestyle online. As the name suggests, VapeBlast is an annual event that revolves around the vaping industry. For the uninitiated, vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by heating a propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin-based liquid, mixed with small amounts of nicotine and/or food-grade flavoring, usingRead More