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A married Plainfield couple is suing two Joliet vape shops, alleging batteries purchased there for an e-cigarette exploded and caught fire- By Steve Schmadeke | June 28th, 2017 In the husband’s pants pockets, leaving him with second and third-degree burns and hurting their love life. Scott Schroeck’s wife, Denise, alleges in the suit against Rockin Vape, Tobacco Zone and battery manufacturer LG that she lost her husband’s companionship after the June 12 incident. The negligence and product liability lawsuit filed in Cook County circuit court this week alleges the batteriesRead More
Vaporizers and e-cigs may seem like dorky alternatives to old-fashioned cigarettes- By Miles Klee | February 22nd, 2017 but here’s something undeniably cool about them: They expose users to far fewer carcinogens. This month, Cancer Research U.K. published one of the only long-term studies to date comparing vaping to smoking cigarettes, and their conclusions certainly seem like good news for anyone who has made or is thinking of making the switch from smoke to vapor. According to the analysis of saliva and urine from 181 participants with varying nicotine habits over a time period of at least six months, e-cigs can drastically cut the amount of toxinsRead 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

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

Posted On October 19, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Should Vaping Be Allowed In The Workplace?

We’re turning into a health-conscious nation, which means that many people are choosing to give up smoking. By Hunter | October 18th, 2016 We’re more aware than ever of the health risks we take whenever we light up a cigarette, which is why more and more people are doing what they can to kick the habit. The E-Cig Review site have said; there have always been different methods available to people who want to quit smoking, but over recent years vaping has definitely increased in popularity. Not only has vaping becomeRead More

Posted On October 6, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Gary Johnson Wants To Save The Vape Industry

Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson has a simple message for American vapers: Let me be your hero. By Hudson Hongo | October 5th, 2016 The Johnson campaign recently became the first to openly champion vapers’ rights, issuing a statement criticizing last week’s suspiciously vape-less presidential debate. “What you’ll never hear from those candidates is how the economy is being killed by excessive regulation,” wrote Jim Wallace, the Johnson campaign’s national director. “Vaping, a new industry offering products as a healthier alternative to smoking, is about to be regulated out of existence.Read More
A 14-year-old girl visiting Universal Studios Florida was hospitalized on Saturday, By Hudson Hongo | October 3rd, 2016 after another visitor’s e-cigarette device malfunctioned, “shooting a ball of flame” at the girl, CNN reports. According to police, the girl was riding the theme park’s recreation of the Hogwarts Express when the device exploded in a college student’s pocket, leaving “a small burn hole” on the train seat. “It was just a weird, freak accident that unfortunately caused injuries to two people,” a police spokesperson told The Orlando Sentinel. “It wasn’tRead More
Filling up a vaporizer is about to get a lot more expensive in Pennsylvania. By Brittany Boyer | September 28th, 2016 Starting this weekend, there will be a new 40 percent tax. It will impact all vaping products including electronic cigarettes sold at vape shops. Even though the new tax is a done deal, one lawmaker is trying to change things for the future. Rep. Jeff Wheeland is the sponsor of HB 2342.  The house bill would include a smaller tax of 5 cents per milliliter. At Vape Dragons in Wyoming,Read More
An unarmed black man fatally shot by police in El Cajon, Calif., Tuesday pointed a vape smoking device at them By Melanie Eversley | September 29th, 2016 police said in a statement Wednesday night. Police also positively identified the man as Alfred Okwera Olango, the name under which he has been identified by some media organizations. He was 38-years-old, based on information they received from the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, and not 30, as was indicated by police initially. Police shot and killed Olango in this suburb ofRead 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