regulations Tag
As many as five lawsuits have been filed against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration- By Reece Nations | August 28th, 2016 after new e-cigarette regulations went into effect on Aug. 8. Groups advocating for the vaporizer industry include the American Vaping Association, Nicopure Labs and the Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition. “It’s terrible that the government can just step in and ruin people’s lives,” Ike Monies, manager at Juicy Juice Vapes, said. “What they’re doing will ruin an industry, and after two years we’ll all have to get newRead More
Public health officials have sounded the alarm that electronic cigarettes have become a new gateway to tobacco for many teens. By Story Hinckley | August 26th, 2016 The theory goes that teens who “vape” can become addicted to nicotine and transition to traditional cigarettes. Many US teens who vape may not actually be inhaling nicotine at all, however: They say they prefer sweet vaping solutions that don’t contain any nicotine, according to new research. Researchers from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan found that 65 toRead More
The FBI seems to share an opinion with many vapers in Indiana that the state’s new vaping laws look a little fishy. By Kaleigh Rogers | August 24th, 2016 The agency has been interviewing lawmakers and business owners in Indiana, according to the Indianapolis Star, trying to get answers on a bizarre, strict law that is shuttering vape businesses in the state and giving a special power to one local business. Last year, Indiana passed a law setting out standards for vaping manufacturers wishing to sell in the state. ThisRead More
After Conor McGregor spent five rounds turning Nate Diaz’s face into a well-tenderized steak at UFC 202, the Stockton native apparently needed the warm comfort of his vape pen. By Adam K. Raymond | August 23rd, 2016 Never one to be accused of overthinking things, Diaz didn’t bother with concealing his use. He walked up to the dais for his post-fight press conference vape pen in hand. When asked about it, he admitted that he was availing himself of the therapeutic properties of CBD oil, or cannabidiol oil, which doesn’t cause a high but has a host of medicalRead More

Posted On August 19, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

How Vaping Could Alter Your DNA

Puffing e-cigarettes — aka vaping — has never been hotter. By Melissa Pandika | August 19th, 2016 The past few years have seen an explosion of bougie vape lounges, sexy vape pens, cloud competitions and a heady array of decadent e-juice flavors. (Blueberry cheesecake, anyone? Vanilla custard?) The marketing of vaping as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking hasn’t hurt its popularity either. But a new study has cast a haze over those claims. Researchers led by Ilona Jaspers of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine found thatRead More

Posted On August 17, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

FDA Makes It Harder To Quit Smoking

Good luck smokers who are trying to quit cigarettes—you are going to need it. By Jared Meyer | August 16th, 2016 Parts of the Food and Drug Administration’s so-called “deeming regulations,” which placed vaping products under its tobacco control authority, have just gone into effect. As Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, wrote on the new rules, “This month, for the first time, FDA will be able to help protect the public, and especially kids, from the dangers of all tobacco products.” Most commentators in theRead More

Posted On August 16, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News

Protesters Call For Right To Vape

Dozens of fuming vapers gathered on the steps of the Victorian Parliament sending plumes of vapour towards the MPs who have introduced new laws regulating e-cigarettes. By Benjamin Preiss | August 16th, 2016 Supporters of vaping say the devices are a far healthier alternative to smoking tobacco and can help smokers to kick the habit. But many health experts dispute their claims and remain sceptical about the supposed benefits of e-cigarettes. Beneath clouds of sickly sweet vapor the protesters rallied for their right to use electronic devices. Photo: Justin McManus SexRead More
Like to vape while you’re enjoying a drink in a bar? That soon could be a thing of the past throughout Whatcom County. By Kie Relyea | August 12th, 2016 That’s because a proposal to ban the use of vapor products, also known as electronic cigarettes, in certain places will go before the County Council in September. If approved by the council in its capacity as the Health Board, the measure would expand the Smoking in Public Places law to include vaping. The ban would apply to all jurisdictions in Whatcom County,Read More

Posted On August 11, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

Vape Stores Roll With The Fed’s Punches

The first wave of federal regulations struck the electronic cigarette and “vape” industry on Monday and local stores are adjusting, but not rolling over. By Aaron Davis | August 10th, 2016 New rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have now classified vaporizer devices and juices, whether they contain nicotine or not, as tobacco products under the Tobacco Control Act. In the first wave of regulations that hit Monday, vape stores are now subject to additional regulations: No new products, no free samples and no statements comparing the healthRead More
Terre Haute, Indiana – Area vape shops are adjusting to major changes. By Lindsey Yates | August 9th, 2016 A new controversial Indiana law restricts the products they sell, but lately there’s some confusion surrounding the regulations. At Smoke N Peace in Terre Haute the shelves seem bare compared to the overflow just one month ago. “It’s cost me a lot of money. It’s been a lot of aggravation. It’s a mess,” said Owner Pete Wilson. The amount of e-liquid flavors the shop offers has been slashed in half. “And forRead More