Vape Industry Tag

Posted On May 23, 2017By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Why Vaping Deserves To Be Supported

It is difficult to predict the long-term effects that the Tobacco Products Directive– By Pascal Culverhouse | May 23rd, 2017 which came into force last week, will have on the vaping industry as a whole but, with a general election imminent and the fallout from Brexit on the horizon, can the rapid growth the e-cigarette market has enjoyed continue? Adapting to change is an essential part of developing a successful business. However, large changes can leave lasting damage to some companies, or even stop them dead. With industry giants VIPRead More
Lawmakers in Olympia will consider legislation this week that would tax e-cigarettes and vaping just like other tobacco products. By Amy Moreno | March 20th, 2017 The products are relatively inexpensive, and one state lawmaker says the industry hasn’t been paying its fair share. Representative Gerry Pollet says the e-cigarette and vape industry “grew under the radar” in recent years and they haven’t been paying the same taxes as other nicotine products. Pollet says he wants them to be considered “tobacco products” under the law and face the same taxesRead More
The vape industry currently stands on the edge of complete demise thanks to regulatory overreach. By Brittany Hunter | February 24th, 2017 However, two Congressmen, Reps. Tom Cole (R-OK) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA), recently introduced legislation, which, if passed, may grant the e-cigarette industry a much-needed reprieve. The FDA is, without a doubt, one of the worst offenders of cronyism. Over the past year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has targeted the e-cigarette industry, using false claims and fear-mongering to pass regulations that will likely put the majority ofRead More
E-cigs are a growing alternative to smoking tobacco. By Scott Probst | December 28th, 2016 Some municipalities in Central Illinois are moving to regulate them similarly to tobacco cigarettes. Health promotions specialist for the McLean County Health Department Sarah Philos told us, “It would really be wonderful if it could expand to just everywhere.” The City of Bloomington banned e-cigarettes in public buildings in August. The idea has since caught the attention of the McLean County Health Department. Philos explains, “What it is doing is really protecting the people thatRead More
Following reports of e-cigarettes exploding, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) is calling on the federal government to look into why it is happening. By Avery Powell | December 20th, 2016 However, local vape store owners say the risk is still low. “The fact that there have been a series of explosions, it’s not just a one-off, means we have to do a lot more,” said Schumer. Schumer says the devices are “a ticking time bomb,” citing an Associated Press story saying the FDA identified about 66 explosions in 2015 andRead More

Posted On October 12, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Market & Industry

Regulating The Vape Industry

Proposed regulations on vaping are welcomed by many in the business, as long as they don’t go too far. By Krista Conrad | October 12th, 2016 Kathleen Hurtak, manager of Dieslpunk Vape Co. in Okotoks, said their store is pleased to see age restrictions as well as cleanliness and health standards come into play in the industry. “I think it’s great for regulations to come in, especially enforcing not selling to minors and that sort of thing,” said Hurtak. Health Canada announced Sept. 27 it would bring forward legislation thisRead More

Posted On October 6, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Gary Johnson Wants To Save The Vape Industry

Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson has a simple message for American vapers: Let me be your hero. By Hudson Hongo | October 5th, 2016 The Johnson campaign recently became the first to openly champion vapers’ rights, issuing a statement criticizing last week’s suspiciously vape-less presidential debate. “What you’ll never hear from those candidates is how the economy is being killed by excessive regulation,” wrote Jim Wallace, the Johnson campaign’s national director. “Vaping, a new industry offering products as a healthier alternative to smoking, is about to be regulated out of existence.Read More
Filling up a vaporizer is about to get a lot more expensive in Pennsylvania. By Brittany Boyer | September 28th, 2016 Starting this weekend, there will be a new 40 percent tax. It will impact all vaping products including electronic cigarettes sold at vape shops. Even though the new tax is a done deal, one lawmaker is trying to change things for the future. Rep. Jeff Wheeland is the sponsor of HB 2342.  The house bill would include a smaller tax of 5 cents per milliliter. At Vape Dragons in Wyoming,Read More

Posted On September 21, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

Protecting Lungs From Smoke and Pollution

It is welcome news that last year vaping contributed to a record number of people in England becoming long-term ex-smokers. By Richard Hyslop & Caroline Russell | September 20th, 2016 If the government, working with the responsible vape industry, introduced a proportionate regulatory regime for the sector then vape products could help even more smokers switch to vaping. But regulations introduced in May of this year will restrict advertising of vape products; remove higher-strength nicotine e-liquid and larger tanks from the market; and force all products, including those not containingRead More
Facing potential bankruptcy, the nation’s 15,000 vaping and e-cigarette outlets are mounting a massive political campaign- By Paul Bedard | September 6th, 2016 to win a congressional reversal of new and costly Food and Drug Administration rules that just went into effect. The “Right to Vape” campaign plans to barnstorm through 15 battleground and politically influential states to pressure lawmakers up for re-election to promise to use the upcoming November lame-duck session to make changes to the regulations. The Washington-based Americans for Tax Reform has teamed with Consumer Advocates forRead More