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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
It’s well accepted that vaping can be a pretty good way to kick a cigarette habit. By Ashitha Nagesh – April 13th, 2016 Around 2.6million people in the UK vape regularly. However, with new technology comes a whole new set of problems that users may not be aware of. Whether you smoke or vape, it’s fairly common to exhale out of your nostrils. Some people just prefer the taste of flavoured e-cigarettes that way. But exhaling the vapour out of your nose can actually cause damage to the inside ofRead More
Vapers are owed an apology: By Pascal Culverhouse – April 11th, 2016 a letter linking e-cigarettes to high levels of formaldehyde has been DEBUNKED. Nobody likes formaldehyde, which is why vapers are pretty amped to have it confirmed that there’s much less formaldehyde in e-cigarettes than ‘scientists’ previously suggested. According to a new study in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, e-cigarettes actually contain considerably less formaldehyde than ole’ fashioned combustible cigarettes. This won’t come as a surprise to many, but it’s nice to have a study in a respected journal supportRead More
Orange County vaping industry executives met at the state Capitol on Tuesday to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to veto legislation that would classify electronic cigarettes as tobacco and raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. By Courtney Perkes – March 29th, 2016 But Brown can’t make a decision yet because the bills haven’t reached his desk, despite their passage March 10. Lawmakers have dismissed suggestions that the delay may be a strategic move to fend off tobacco companies who have threatened to launch a ballot initiative to reverseRead More
Delta confirmed to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that firefighters boarded a flight in Atlanta after an e-cigarette started a fire shortly before takeoff, with 160 customers on board. By Josh Rosenthal – March 17th, 2016 “In no time, it went from ‘it smells like smoke’ to the cabin was filling with smoke,” one passenger said. It’s why the Federal Aviation Administration allows e-cigarettes in plane cabins but not in harder to reach checked baggage. And of course there’s no law stopping you from carrying an e-cig in your pocket, like the manRead More
The thick, head-height haze filling Monadnock Vapor in Keene is deceptive. By Melanie Plenda – March 4th, 2016 Someone walking in the door could be forgiven for wincing, thinking thick cigarette smoke is permeating the air all around. But the tell-tale pungent odor of burnt tobacco is absent, replaced by something that smells a lot more like vanilla and fruity flavors. It’s comfortable, that smell, and goes nicely with the nattily appointed leather couches nestled in the corner and the uber-modern black bar at which several regulars are planted. “UsuallyRead More
The next time you send a tweet about electronic cigarettes, you might unwittingly be taking part in a clinical study examining what Americans are saying online about vaping. By Aleszu Bajak – February 24th, 2016 Researchers at New York University’s School of Medicine recently analyzed 28 million tweets containing hashtags like #vape, #ecigs and #ejuice to build a monitoring tool that tracks who is commenting about e-cigarettes and what they’re saying. By identifying the language associated with e-cigs on Twitter, the researchers hope to better understand who is using them to quit smoking, whoRead More
Claims that e-cigarette aerosols contain dangerous concentrations of formaldehyde are still made often… By Shawn C. Avery – February 23rd, 2016 Despite the fact that this information is based on a study that many in the scientific community would like to see retracted due to poor methodology, unrealistic conditions, and the misinformation that has been passed on to the general public in its name. The questionable study used CE4 top-wicking clearomizers at voltages far exceeding the manufacturers maximum recommendation, and managed to produce some “formaldehyde-releasing agents” in the aerosol produced by them—and vapers haveRead More
A Utah Statehouse representative is under fire for claiming e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as regular cigarettes and that vapers face the same debilitating cancers as smokers. By Guy Bently – February 19th, 2016 A long-standing opponent of e-cigarettes, Republican Rep. Paul Ray of Clearfield,  is advocating an 86 percent tax increase on e-cigarettes, in the hope of deterring young people from vaping. He does give credit to smokers who have switched to vaping and assures them e-cigarettes will still be cheaper than regular smokes. H said he sees no contradiction betweenRead More
A bill that would have banned the use of electronic cigarettes in restaurants and many other public places in Virginia was defeated in a General Assembly committee on Tuesday. By John Reid Blackwell – February 09, 2016 By an 8-4 voice vote, the Senate’s committee on local government set aside the legislation introduced by Sen. John C. Miller, D-Newport News, which sought to include restrictions on e-cigarettes in the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act. “E-cigarettes have not been fully studied, so there is not a lot that we do know,”Read More