e-cigarette Tag


Posted On April 12, 2017By Frank ArditoIn Headline News

E-Cigarette Tax Fix Moves Forward In Kansas

The Kansas House voted Tuesday to substantially reduce a tax the state had struggled to enforce on e-cigarette liquid. By Megan Heart | April 6th, 2017 At the end of the historically long 2015 session, the Legislature approved a bill that included a 20-cent tax on the liquid used to create a vapor in electronic cigarettes. The tax technically came into effect at the start of 2017, but the Kansas Department of Revenue has yet to collect it due to confusion about whether the full volume of liquid or onlyRead More
Teens who “vape” in high school are at increased risk for using tobacco cigarettes in the future, a new study found. By Rachael Rettner | February 7th, 2017 The study discovered that teens who use electronic cigarettes, a practice also referred to as vaping, in the 12th grade were four times more likely to start smoking tobacco cigarettes within the next year, compared with teens who didn’t vape in the 12th grade. The findings “contribute to the growing body of evidence supporting vaping as a ‘one-way bridge’ to cigarette smokingRead More

Posted On December 20, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

Local E-Cig Explosion Survivor Opposes National Ban

Omaha, Neb- Local Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Sunday a new effort to recall E-Cigarettes. By Kristyna Engdahl | December 19th, 2016 Schumer calls the devices “ticking time bombs”, after reports of explosions injuring users. But one man, who had an e-cig battery blow up in his face in October, 2015, said he disagrees with the idea. “Vapes are something I stay away from,” Mike Rose, a local college student, said, “but I don’t have a negative view on them.” The force of the explosion knocked out Rose’sRead More
Not many issues fill the Rotunda quite like education or gun issues- By Dave Marcheskie | September 26th, 2016 but the vaping industry gave everybody a run for their memory by packing the front end with supporters and signs. “If you’re within the sound of my voice, you need to stop and listen on how small businesses are being crushed and shut down by taxation,” John Dietz said. Supporters’ lungs were filled with passion to keep their lungs filled with vape. The rally was to protest a 40 percent wholesaleRead More
Doctors disagree on the best way to answer patients’ questions about electronic cigarettes, a new study finds. By Robert Preidt | August 26th, 2016 They also want more investigation of the devices — specifically, about the safety of e-cigarettes compared to traditional cigarettes, according to the Stanford University researchers. While traditional cigarettes deliver nicotine when the smoker inhales burning tobacco, e-cigarettes heat liquid nicotine until it vaporizes. Researchers analyzed more than 500 online discussions between doctors and patients about e-cigarettes. About 34 percent of patient questions were about the sideRead More
After Conor McGregor spent five rounds turning Nate Diaz’s face into a well-tenderized steak at UFC 202, the Stockton native apparently needed the warm comfort of his vape pen. By Adam K. Raymond | August 23rd, 2016 Never one to be accused of overthinking things, Diaz didn’t bother with concealing his use. He walked up to the dais for his post-fight press conference vape pen in hand. When asked about it, he admitted that he was availing himself of the therapeutic properties of CBD oil, or cannabidiol oil, which doesn’t cause a high but has a host of medicalRead More
Like to vape while you’re enjoying a drink in a bar? That soon could be a thing of the past throughout Whatcom County. By Kie Relyea | August 12th, 2016 That’s because a proposal to ban the use of vapor products, also known as electronic cigarettes, in certain places will go before the County Council in September. If approved by the council in its capacity as the Health Board, the measure would expand the Smoking in Public Places law to include vaping. The ban would apply to all jurisdictions in Whatcom County,Read More
New federal regulations kicked in Monday for electronic cigarettes and some tobacco-related products, giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration greater control over what can be sold and limiting the way retailers interact with customers. By Gregory J. Wilcox | August 8th, 2016 Such restrictions, however, are nothing new to California’s owners and operators of “vape bars,” where customers gather to smoke e-cigarettes. Two months ago the state launched its own restrictions, including raising the legal age for all smoking from 18 to 21. All products that use a deviceRead More

Posted On July 22, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

Not Blowing Smoke

Nicopure CEO Jeff Stamler had concrete plans for scaling and raising awareness of his company’s products nationwide. By Steven Benna | July 22nd, 2016 Stamler purchased three RVs at the end of 2015 and rebranded them with the Nicopure logo. The plan for the Trinity-based company, which manufactures flavored e-liquids for the vaping industry, was to drive the RVs around for national advertising, using free samples to get potential customers to try the firm’s vapor products. “We’ve had the same goal since we started in 2009,” Stamler says, “and that’sRead More

Posted On July 18, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

E-Cigarettes May Help More Than They Hurt

Vaping will help more smokers quit, a study says. By Amrith Ramkumar & Jennifer Kaplan | July 14th, 2016 The world may be better off with e-cigarettes than without them. Sort of. Although a slew of studies have found the device serves as a gateway to cigarette use, such concerns may be exaggerated, according to a new study. Researchers in the U.S., Australia, and Canada have devised a model showing that, among people born after 1996, the option of using e-cigarettes may end up triggering a 21 percent reduction in smoking-attributable deaths and a 20 percent decrease in life-years lost.Read More