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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 8, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

Surgeon General To Young People: Stop Vaping

Vape pens are now the most commonly used tobacco product among the nation’s youth- By Patricia Madej | December 8th, 2016 forcing the U.S. surgeon general to issue a call to action and push for more regulation. Vape pens are now the most commonly used tobacco product among the nation’s youth, forcing the U.S. surgeon general to issue a call to action and push for more regulation. A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, published Thursday, showed that 1 in 6 high school students inRead More
A recent national consumer survey noted that 44 percent of Americans under the age of 35 consider electronic cigarettes- By Allie Casey | December 2nd, 2016 also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs, to be less harmful to the lungs than traditional cigarettes. Two upcoming clinical studies at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (The OSUCCC – James) aim to discover the health effects of using e-cigarettes and are currently still recruiting healthy volunteers. “We have no ideaRead More
Attorney Bert Louthian says that the e-cigarette industry faces the potential of a consumer protection crisis if devices aren’t made safer By Louthian Law Firm P.A. | November 17th, 2016 In the face of growing concerns about e-cigarette safety and a number of medical facilities reporting injuries due to exploding e-cigarette batteries, one South Carolina attorney is calling for greater consumer protection for users of these devices. “Exploding e-cigarettes have caused users serious burns, disfigurement and other costly injuries,” said Bert Louthian of Louthian Law Firm P.A. “The Centers forRead More
Stores that sell e-cigarettes aren’t required to get a state license By Melissa Krause | October 13th, 2016 but under a proposed Williston city ordinance that would augment current tobacco policy, they will have to seek the same license as stores that sell other tobacco products. The popularity of e-cigarettes — known as vaping — has driven a new market of storefronts that currently fall outside of the North Dakota Century Code. Any location that sells tobacco products must seek a $15 state license, but stores that sell only e-cigarettesRead More
London’s Vape Shop says it’s worried about the impact new federal health regulations could have on its customers. TalkRadio AM 640 | September 28th, 2016 Health Canada says the move will balance the need to protect young people from nicotine addiction while allowing adult smokers to legally buy vaping products and e-cigarettes to help quit smoking or as a potentially less harmful alternative to tobacco. However, few details have been released on what that balance will look like. Vape Shop manager Ben Kin told AM980 he’s worried the regulations couldRead More

Posted On September 7, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

St. Louis County To Change Smoking Age To 21

St. Louis County joined on Tuesday 190 other U.S. communities that have chosen to ban the sale of tobacco products- By Steve Giegerich | September 7th, 2016 and electronic nicotine delivery systems to anyone under the age of 21. The County Council enacted the ordinance in a 5-1 vote. West County Republican Mark Harder dissented. “Tobacco 21” (or “T21”) will become law on Dec. 1 and be in force countywide. Second District Councilman Sam Page, the bill’s sponsor, called the vote a “big win for the young people of St.Read More
Vape-shop owners in Pennsylvania are holding out hope that lawmakers will revisit a newly passed measure to tax their inventories by 40% as part of the state’s new budget law. By CSP Daily News | August 29th, 2016 What some have called a “punitive” tax was part of the state’s 2016-2017 budget passed last month, but in August, Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Williamsport), proposed a measure that would replace it with a 5-cents-per-milliliter option, similar to policies in North Carolina and Louisiana. Wheeland’s proposal will come up for review this fallRead More

Posted On August 16, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

The Future Of The Vape Industry Is Unclear

John Trott, owner of Fog Vapes in the Gateway Shopping Center in Edwardsville and New Castle, already laid off one person, expects to lay off more in the future and could be forced close his e-cigarette stores. By Denise Allabaugh | August 16th, 2016 Trott says a 40-percent wholesale tax that will be imposed on vapor products in Pennsylvania starting Oct. 1 is just the tip of the iceberg. He said new regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will kill the vaping industry, which has more than 300Read More
The new FDA rules will discourage smokers from switching to vaping, a much less dangerous alternative. By Jacob Sullum | August 15th, 2016 The Food and Drug Administration’s e-cigarette regulations, which took effect last week, immediately struck two blows against public health. As of Monday, companies that sell vaping equipment and the fluids that fill them are forbidden to share potentially lifesaving information about those products with their customers. They are also forbidden to make their products safer, more convenient, or more pleasant to use. The FDA’s censorship and itsRead More