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Next year could mark a breakthrough for the Australian e-cigarette market- By David Palacios | November 29th, 2016 with a decision due on whether or not low-nicotine e-cigarettes are to be allowed. As the latest ECigIntelligence regulatory report makes clear, at present all nicotine-containing products for therapeutic use must be approved as “registered” medicines in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods before they can be marketed. To date, no such approval has been granted. But a new proposal put to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) by the New Nicotine AllianceRead More
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The Lemon Grove, California City Council has expanded an existing ban on tobacco use in private businesses and public parks to include e-cigarettes. By Gabrielle Cintorino – October 15, 2015 Beginning October 1, using e-cigarettes in privately owned businesses, such as bars and restaurants, or public areas, such as the city’s dog park, carries up to $500 in fines and penalties. Not Scientific Dr. Gilbert Ross, senior director of medicine and public health at the American Council on Science and Health, says e-cigarette bans aren’t based on scientific facts. “Given theRead More
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An East Lancashire e-cigarette manufacturer will formally challenge an EU directive this week which it says breaches European Union law and would put its industry at an unfair trading disadvantage. By Aban Quaynor – September 28, 2015 Blackburn-based Totally Wicked is the only to win the right to challenge Article 20 of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which will bring e-cigarettes and e-liquid within its regulatory scope as a ‘tobacco-related product’ – despite not containing tobacco. It means e-cigarettes would be subject to more stringent regulation than some tobacco products. And the company,Read More
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Posted On September 29, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Legislation

Saints sponsor blasts county council’s e-cig stance

An electronic cigarette manufacturer and one of Saints main sponsors has launched a stinging attack on a county council. by  Andy Moffatt –  September 29, 2015 Totally Wicked, who sponsor the Langtree Park side’s North Stand, have criticized a Lancashire County Council funded advertising campaign which they believe will result in fewer smokers making the switch to vaping and many vapers returning to smoking. “Who are these people that will be put off e-cigarettes? They are current and former smokers. Lancashire County Council is essentially saying to these smokers thatRead More
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Posted On September 28, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

Will e-cigs and vaping end tobacco smoking?

Vaping is less harmful than tobacco smoking, but does that make e-cigs a still-harmful alternative, or is it the step smokers need to quit for good? E-cigarettes could be the key to finally ending tobacco smoking and all its related diseases. Or are they delaying the goal of a smoke-free world? The scientific community hasn’t rolled out the red carpet just yet. We look at both sides, and talk to someone whose life has been totally transformed by vaping. Pro: E-cigs are ‘very much less harmful’ “An electronic alternative is aRead More
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By Keoki Kerr – September 26, 2015 HONOLULU – A Kona realtor will likely face federal charges after a confrontation with a flight attendant Thursday after witnesses said she repeatedly used an e-cigarette on a flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu and became belligerent. “So I’m apologizing that it did happen, but it did not need to get carried to the level that it did.  I think he had a bad day and was taking it out on me with a bad attitude,” said Kristin Sharp, 34, of Kona.  She wasRead More
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Posted On September 25, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Legislation

Pierce County looking to implement tougher vaping laws

By Conor Christofferson – September 23, 2015 TACOMA, Wash. — Crystal Iyall likes trying out different e-cigarette juices at Just Fog in Tacoma, where she has dozens to choose from. “With cigarettes, there’s only a couple of flavors, but with vaping there’s a lot of flavors and new ones coming all the time,” she said. But if Tacoma-Pierce County Health officials have their way, in-store sampling, an integral part of the vaping experience, would be banned. “I wouldn’t like coming here and paying $15 a bottle for something I didn’t like andRead More
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FDA Misses deadline for regulating e-cigarettes By Lydia Wheeler – September 25, 2015 For the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the last day of summer marks another deadline missed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in issuing a final rule to regulate all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and cigars. In a statement Tuesday, the group’s president, Matthew Myers, called the agency’s continuing delay “inexcusable” with no sign that a final rule has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget for review, which would signal one is imminent.Read More
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Posted On September 18, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

E-cigarettes: an emerging public health consensus

A Joint statement on e-cigarettes by Public Health England and other UK public health organisations By Public Health England – September 15, 2015 We all agree that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful than smoking. One in 2 lifelong smokers dies from their addiction. All of the evidence suggests that the health risks posed by e-cigarettes are relatively small by comparison but we must continue to study the long term effects. And yet, millions of smokers have the impression that e-cigarettes are at least as harmful as tobacco and we have a responsibilityRead More
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Posted On September 18, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Legislation

Park Service takes heat for e-cig ban

By Lydia Wheeler – September 17, 2015 The National Park Service is under pressure to reverse its decision to ban electronic cigarettes in all places where tobacco smoking is prohibited on federally supervised parks. In a letter to Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis on Thursday, Joel Nitzkin, a senior fellow for tobacco policy at the nonpartisan D.C.-based think tank R Street Institute, said there is no need for such restrictions and no public health or environmental benefit in doing so. “E-cigarettes involve no combustion,” he said. “There is no fire hazard.”Read More