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

FDA To Increase Vaping Regulations

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration began rolling out new regulations for electronic cigarettes- By Jason Bacherman | September 22nd, 2016 changing the ways they can be sold and advertised. These regulations intend “to protect youth by restricting their access to tobacco products,” according to an FDA release. Some, however, are concerned about the impacts these regulations could have on the industry.  As of now, vape shops can no longer claim that vaping is safer than other tobacco products, which has been a main selling point of e-cigaretteRead More
British American Tobacco (BAT) may have finally produced an e-cigarette that mimics the taste of tobacco- By Guy Bentley – March 8th, 2016 while massively reducing the risks of lung cancer and smoking related diseases. BAT has been something of a trailblazer, creating the first e-cigarettes in the world that actually contain tobacco, not just nicotine derived from the tobacco plant. “When the device is used, a heated coil warms an e-liquid to create a vapour that is drawn over a bed of blended tobacco with every puff,” says BAT’sRead More
By the numbers, 2015 was not a great year for the e-vapor segment. By Melissa Vonder Haar – March 9th, 2016 Once skyrocketing by double digits, vape growth stagnated in 2015. Nielsen data shows c-store dollar sales were down 1.1% year over year as of Dec. 26, 2015 (compared to being up 11.6% at the end of 2014). Even the most vocal advocates acknowledge something is afoot. “I’m still optimistic over the long term,” says Wells Fargo senior tobacco analyst Bonnie Herzog. “But there are certainly some headwinds right now.”Read More
Formaldehyde is back in the news because a company called Lumber Liquidators has been found to have exposure levels higher than previously believed. By VapeLife – March 3rd, 2016 While three times effectively zero is still zero, fundraising groups like Natural Resources Defense Council have pounced on the opportunity to promote fear and doubt and talk about EPA regulations they have conspired with lobbyists to create. While your flooring is harmless, nature has more formaldehyde than you’ll get in your house, e-cigarettes are a higher level of concern because theRead More
It’s well known that smoking is dangerous and has a detrimental effect on health, yet cigarettes were once heavily advertised and even recommended. By – February 17th, 2016 As electronic cigarettes look set to replace the tobacco variety, will we find that history repeats itself or will it emerge that the vaping devices have been unfairly stigmatised? The height of smoking It’s strange to think that smoking was once advertised as a positive pastime and health cure. During the 1900s, health professionals were commonly used as smoking advocates andRead More

Posted On February 12, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, The Buzz

Internet Searches Reflect Vaping’s Surge

A new study finds that people searching for vaping-related terms are interested in shopping, not health. By Michael Price – February 12, 2016 The Oxford Dictionaries selected “vape”—as in, to smoke from an electronic cigarette—as word of the year in 2014. It turns out that Internet users’ search behavior reflects the word’s popularity. Between 2009 and 2015, the number of people in the United States seeking information online about vaping rose dramatically, according to a recent study co-led by San Diego State University Internet health expert John W. Ayers and UniversityRead More
At past awards shows, Leonardo DiCaprio has been known to bring, say, his mom as his date. By Seija Rankin – January 30, 2016 The two are the cutest couple ever, with the adorable Irmelin constantly glowing at his side, overcome with joy at what an amazing young man she produced. But not tonight. Tonight at the SAG Awards, he brought his real best friend. His faithful soldier, his right-hand man, his chum that supports him through thick and thin. His vape pen. Yes, we mean his e-cigarette. Leo loves his vapeRead More
Justin Veazie was smoking four packs of cigarettes a day until one day when his wife got him an alternative, a starter pen- or more commonly known as an e-cigarette. Veazie quit smoking two years ago; he attributes his success to vaping. By Amanda Keane – January 20,2016 Vapors contain different amounts of nicotine, allowing the user to decrease nicotine levels. it’s an electronic way of turning a liquid into vapor by heating it in a hand held device. He enjoyed vaping so much he opened his own shop called Everything VapesRead More
VAPING BRAND GIVES AWAY 10,000 E-CIGs IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS, AS NEW TV AD GENERATES RECORD RESPONSE By Kirsty Hunt – December 22, 2015 Record number hit VIP website, 4,000 per second Not yet 24 hours after a new UK-wide marketing promotion for E-cigarette brand VIP kicked off and the firm has given away 10,000 vaping starter kits. An unprecedented 4,000 hits per second were recorded on the brand’s website as visitors made attempts to take advantage of The Great VIP Giveaway at The first TV advert forRead More
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) held huge sway during the drafting of proposals for the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and the ecig-related Article 20. Many allegations of corrupt science blighted its passage into law. Vapers may ask themselves, in light of a recent Panorama investigation, if dishonesty went to a financial and drafting level. By Mawsley – December 11, 2015 The report focussed on allegations of crooked practises being operated by British American Tobacco (BAT). With knowledge of the history of tobacco company practiseRead More