regulations Tag
A matte black box landed on my desk this week, holding inside it a glimpse of the future of vaping in the US. By Kaleigh Rogers – May 20th, 2016 I don’t think most vapers will like what was inside. Image: Derek Mead/Motherboard Every since the Food and Drug Administration released its final regulations on vaping products earlier this month, there’s been much hand-wringing over how these new rules would shape the future of the industry. As soon as I flipped the lid to reveal a black, form-fitted foam kitRead More
How many businesses will shut down as a result of the FDA’s new regulations on electronic cigarettes? By Raquel Rutledge – May 19th, 2016 U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration whether the agency considered that question when it devised rules requiring FDA review of e-cigarettes and other products derived from tobacco. “I write to request your assistance in understanding the consequences that this new regulation may have on small businesses and the public’s health,” Johnson wrote this week in a letter to FDARead More
New regulations by the FDA are sending local vape shop owners into panic mode. By – May 17th, 2016 The folks at Vapegeek in College Station talked to us about the changes they’re being forced to make to the popular alternative to traditional cigarettes. Christina Jones owns Vapegeek with her husband and says, “We were the first ones in Brazos County.” Their business has come a long way since they first started selling e-cigs out of their house five years ago. “I remember one day I had 15 peopleRead More
Duncan Hunter, the Republican representative from California who loves2vape- By Drew Salisbury – May 10th, 2016 and has accepted $31,500 in campaign contributions from the Big Vape lobby, has reimbursed $12,000 to his campaign treasury after he was found to have been misappropriating funds for personal expenses like video games, fast food from Jack in the Box, and his home’s gas, electric, and water bills. Hunter had been under query by the Federal Election Commission after a San Diego Union-Tribune investigation into “an unusual pattern of expenditures listed on his 2015 disclosure forms as personalRead More
Local vape shop operators, whether chain or mom and pop, have known for several years that federal regulators wanted their business to go up in smoke – By Richard Craver – May 8th, 2016 and not in a good way. Yet, most of the vape shops contacted by the Winston-Salem Journal were not sure how to react to the final regulatory rules disclosed Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration Some operators expressed surprise that their products — electronic cigarettes, water pipe/hookahs and vaporizers — were at risk for beingRead More
Vaping shops could soon face a new hurdle in helping tobacco smokers kick the habit, says the owner of a Sarnia electronic cigarette shop. By Barbara Simpson – March 14th, 2016 Martin Lacombe, of Tugboat Vaping Co., is raising concerns over the Ontario government’s plan to ban the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public places, including vape shops. “The problem is here we are turning a 25-year smoker into a non-smoker, getting all the carcinogens and toxins out, and I can’t show them how to do vaping,” Lacombe said fromRead More
A RAPIDLY expanding manufacturer of e-cigarettes has warned extra testing of products demanded by EU regulations could force some of the smaller players in the industry out of business. By – February 23rd, 2016 David Extance, managing director of E-Quits Limited, based in Romsey, said that EU rulings could demand that all “vaping” products, new and existing, undergo new safety tests under Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). E-Quits Limited have in their brand portfolio, Lonjas UK, Vaping Warehouse, Phil The Greek, Patti Bakers Pastry, The Olde SweetshopRead More
Buffalo Grove is debating enacting stricter regulations on e-cigarettes and vaping in hopes they discourage kids from using the products. By Steve Zalusky – January 25, 2016 On Wednesday, the planning and zoning commission discussed options that include turning e-cigarette/vape shops into a special use under the zoning code, requiring the shops be a minimum distance from schools and parks, and regulating e-cigarettes and vaping the same as tobacco. Village Planner Nicole Woods said in so doing, Buffalo Grove would have some of the strictest regulations in the Northern suburbs.Read More
The Mariposa Board of Supervisors recently adopted an ordinance for Smoking and Tobacco under Chapter 25, No. 1112. This updated ordinance replaces outdated regulations dating from 1950 and 1992. By Sierra Sun Times – December 22, 2015 The ordinance took effect November 26, 2015 and results in county laws regulating smoking and tobacco use that are current, consistent with state law, and relevant for today. Under the new ordinance, Mariposa County joins the approximately 62 local jurisdictions in California that prohibit Electronic Smoking Devices (ESD) in specific locations and theRead More
2015 Vape Shop Index reveals strong sales, uncertainty over regulations By Melissa Vonder Haar – December 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — A recently released vape shop study shows brick-and-mortar businesses are booming, generating $26,000 in monthly sales per store. The 2015 Vape Shop Index, released by ECigIntelligence, Roebling Research, E-Cigarette Forum and the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), looked at financial, product, and brand-level data, including trends, preferences and owner attitudes from 540 vape shops spanning 42 states. “This really is the first time that the industry will have detailed independentRead More