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The Food and Drug Administration is facing its largest lawsuit to date challenging its controversial tobacco deeming regulations that are scheduled to go into effect Aug. 8 for electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Richard Craver | June 23rd, 2016 The Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition, representing 10 advocacy and trade associations, filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Coalition members want a federal judge to permanently enjoin the FDA from implementing regulations that the FDA unveiled May 5. They want the regulations declared unlawful on constitutionalRead More

Posted On June 21, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Can E-Cigs Survive The War Against Vaping?

E-cigarettes were supposed to save lives and revitalise the smoking industry. But anti-smoking zealots, government regulators and Big Tobacco seem determined to snuff out the market—and any entrepreneurs plying it. By Susan Adams | June 21st, 2016 In the winter of 2008, Jan Verleur was living on the outskirts of Prague, working on a novel about three failed internet entrepreneurs who invest their dwindling capital in an ecstasy-smuggling ring. It wasn’t autobiographical, but Verleur, 36, was writing from experience with failed ventures. His most recent had been an ambitious pornographyRead More
For 30 years, Cheryl Richter was a pack-a-day smoker. She’d tried everything to kick the habit but nothing worked. By Natasa Bansagi – June 14th, 2016 Nothing, that is, until her first electronic cigarette. She hasn’t bought a pack since. Not only that, but since she had this road-to-Damascus experience, she’s pretty much devoted her life to vaping, which to her, is more than a business. It’s her passion and way of helping people. In 2009, Richter partnered with her brother’s friend, Chris Mikovits, to sell batteries and atomizers—which turnRead More
Will ex-smokers quit vaping and start smoking after new FDA regulations? By Kaleigh Rogers – June 9th, 2016 There’s a well-worn stereotype of a vape bro sucking on e-cigarettes because he thinks blowing thick clouds of vapor makes him look cool. In reality, the majority of vapers (even the cloud chasers) are actually smokers looking for a way to get off the sin sticks. But with strict new regulations introduced by the Food and Drug Administration this year, many in the industry are predicting that hundreds of businesses will beRead More
ALLENTOWN – Peggy Stover credits vaping with saving her husband’s life. By Mike Davis – May 28th,2016 ALLENTOWN – Peggy Stover credits vaping with saving her husband’s life. John smoked for 32 years, developing a nicotine addiction that couldn’t be satisfied by any gum, patch, throat lozenge or the hypnotist he hired to talk him out of it. That ended three years ago, with John’s first puff of a vaporizer, an e-cigarette that replaces the tobacco-infused smoke with water vapor. It not only gave him nicotine and the familiar hand-to-mouth motionsRead More
The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is changing two pieces of legislation to include electronic cigarettes so they will be regulated in the same way as tobacco products. By CBC News – June 6th, 2016 The sale of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 19 will be prohibited. In addition, the province is also prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces, workplaces and in vehicles with passengers under the age of 16. Both of those amendments will be into effect once they pass in the House of Assembly.Read More

Posted On June 3, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Market & Industry

The Hazy World Of Vaping Ads

The controversial alternative to smoking has equally controversial ads. By Bruce Chambers – May 31st, 2016 In April, Britain’s Royal College of Physicians reported that the hazards from e-cigarettes are likely less than the harms from smoking tobacco, and smokers should therefore be encouraged to vape as an alternative.  Such findings can fan the flames of marketing on both sides of the issue, with vaping portrayed as both a safe alternative and as an addictive risk to your health. And the tactics companies use to promote vaping vary wildly. In an expensive online adRead More

Posted On June 1, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

New Vaping Laws Could Lead To New Taxes

The trouble with sin taxes is they aren’t reliable. By The Herald Editorial Board – May 31st, 2016 Lawmakers end up becoming dependent on tax revenue from the very products they would like people to quit using — or at least useless. As an example, it’s great when people improve their health and quit smoking, but it’s bad for government coffers when they stop buying cigarettes. This particular quandary is playing out now around the country as lawmakers consider whether to tax electronic cigarettes and vaping devices as a wayRead More
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A study conducted by the University of Texas shows the gaps in restrictions on e-cigarette marketing and how it is impacting the country’s youths. By Claire Ricke – May 26th, 2016 The co-authors of the study, Dale Mantey and Dr. Maria Cooper, joined us in the KXAN studio to break-down their results. The study looks at the connections between marketing exposure and user susceptibility, especially in minors. Researchers examined four different areas of e-cigarette marketing exposure; retail settings, TV, Internet, and social media. E-cigarette marketing spans multiple retailRead More
Without a state law regulating electronic cigarettes, Lincolnshire recently joined the growing list of municipalities with ordinances that have put restrictions on the growing industry. By Ronnie Yachter – May 23rd, 2016 According to a recent Chicago Tribune article, “e-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that turn liquid nicotine into an inhalable vapor. They lack the chemicals and tars of burning tobacco, but the cigarettes have not been extensively studied, and there’s no scientific consensus on the risks or advantages of ‘vaping.’ More than 15 percent of high school students report using e-cigarettes, upRead More