With over 1300 registered e-cig stores in the UK, 59 of which are in Manchester, it is no secret that the vape business and community has surged in recent years. By Kieran Isgin | October 2nd, 2017 For those not in the know, electronic cigarettes (commonly referred to as e-cigarettes or e-cigs) are a form of tobacco product in which a person puts liquid containing nicotine into an electronically powered vaporizer that turns the liquid into a vapor for the person to inhale and get the nicotine into their system.Read More
Proponents of electronic cigarettes applauded the recent dismissal of former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and hope his replacement will be more accepting of the tobacco-alternative practice called vaping. By Jennifer Graham | May 1st, 2017 Murthy, a Harvard-educated physician appointed by former President Barack Obama, was an outspoken critic of e-cigarettes during his 28-month term. The nurse installed as his temporary replacement was Murthy’s deputy, but it’s not yet clear if Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams shares her former boss’s opinion that e-cigarettes are a public health threat — or, forRead More
Smokers switching to artificial alternatives have far fewer toxins and cancer-causing substances in their bodies after six months, study finds By John Von Radowitz | February 7th, 2017 Vaping has been given an emphatic thumbs up by health experts after the first long-term study of its effects in ex-smokers. After six months, people who switched from real to e-cigarettes had far fewer toxins and cancer-causing substances in their bodies than continual smokers, scientists found. Nicotine patches also appeared to be far safer than tobacco products, according to the analysis of saliva andRead More

Posted On January 27, 2017By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

E-Cigarettes’ Tricky Path As Harm-Reduction Tool

Brian Collins tried everything, from patches to gum to going cold turkey. But nothing worked to help him kick his 20-year smoking habit. By Elana Gordon | January 26th, 2017 “I just …  I have a very strong addiction to cigarettes,” he said. Collins is 39, and trying to quit has been tough for a guy who started smoking at the age of 16. Enter the e-cigarette. “It kind of replicates the sensation of smoking a cigarette,” Collins said. Collins is hoping this electronic device could finally help him stop smokingRead More
An entire industry faces extinction at the hands of impending FDA rules- By Chris Rochester | January 5th, 2017 putting the crushing burden of the regulatory state on full display. Upwards of 99 percent of businesses in the decade-old e-vapor industry – also known as the vaping or e-cig industry – will likely be crushed under the weight of new FDA “deeming” regulations. However, swift action by Congress and the incoming Trump administration could save the industry and the jobs it supports. The raft of new rules could cost one smallRead More

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

Chuck Schumer Declares War On E-Cigs

New York Senator Chuck Schumer is declaring war on e-cigarettes. By Taylor Millard | December 18th, 2016 Schumer held a news conference on Sunday where he decried e-cigarettes, claiming they were “ticking time bombs” and suggested there should be a recall. Via Associated Press: Schumer cited a recent Associated Press story saying the FDA identified about 66 explosions in 2015 and early 2016 after recording 92 explosions from 2009 to September 2015. He said he wants the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration toRead More
The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation’s youth. By Kxan.com | December 18th, 2016 In a report released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research into the health effects of “vaping,” but said e-cigarettes aren’t harmless and too many teens are using them. “My concern is e-cigarettes have the potential to create a whole new generation of kids who are addicted to nicotine,” Murthy told The Associated Press. “If that leads to the use of other tobacco-related products,Read More
More and more people are turning to e-cigarettes as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. By Bruce Brown | December 14th, 2016 While inhaling anything into your lungs is never 100% safe, e-cigarettes are vastly more healthy for you if you do smoke, and may be a way to ween yourself off of traditional cigarettes if you want to quit smoking altogether. Using an e-cigarette — vaping, as it is widely known — has increased in popularity over the past decade due to its potential of helping people quit smoking, orRead More
Humans are sense-oriented animals. By Derek Beres | December 6th, 2016 We rely heavily on our visual system, though the tactile sense and the strong influence of odor also play essential roles in navigating our environment. Yet thanks to overactive imaginations we often give credence to the invisible, in our faiths as much as the products and chemicals we ingest. How else could superfoods become such overvalued nutritional sources? Once simply called food, raw cacao and seaweed (among many others) have been transformed into mystical manna. These marketing plans haveRead More
The Manhattan City Commission passed a ban of vaping on Nov. 15, prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in public places or places of employment. By Molly Thomas | December 6th, 2016 Enclosed public buildings or buildings into which the public is invited are included in the locations where vaping and e-cigarettes are banned. In August 2008, the City Clerk’s office received petitions and a proposed ordinance to require the City of Manhattan to prohibit tobacco smoking in public places and places of employment. The tobacco ordinance did not include vapingRead More