Anti-Smoking Zealot Claims E-Cigarettes Are ‘Against Our Culture’
Anti-tobacco activist Dr. Peter Shields claims e-cigarettes glorify the act of smoking and are “against our culture.” Shields, one of the key drivers in convincing Ohio State University to ban smoking on campus in 2014, made the comments in a Monday interview with student daily newspaper The ...Continue Reading...
Legislative Rider Could Save 99% Of The E-Cig Industry From Prohibition
Congress has just about two weeks to alter critical regulations that could spell the end of America’s e-cigarette industry and massively curtail choice for the country’s nine million vapers. A rider attached to the omnibus spending bill would change Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules ...Continue Reading...
E-Cig Bans Are Discouraging Self Improvement
In Maine, state lawmakers expanded existing bans on tobacco use in private and public spaces to include e-cigarettes. Many cities and states are likewise considering banning e-cigarette use in public and private spaces, and state governments in Delaware and New York have already banned using ...Continue Reading...
Lawsuit Claims Vape Company Lied About Chemicals They Use
A group of three vapers has filed a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit for false advertising against a US company that makes flavored liquids for e-cigarettes. The suit alleges that Five Pawns, a high-end e-liquid manufacturer, violated state and federal false advertising laws by ...Continue Reading...
Disabled Could Be Biggest Victims If HUD Pushes Ban In Public Housing
The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) threat to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public housing has been slammed as “cruel” and “unenforceable”. HUD has opened a 60 day consultation on whether to include vaping in its blanket ban on smoking in public housing. The new rule would ...Continue Reading...
More Than 9 Million Adults Vape Regularly in the United States
A recently released report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that in 2014, 3.7 percent of American adults used electronic cigarettes or vapor products on a regular basis. That figure represents more than 9 million adult consumers, according to the U.S. Census ...Continue Reading...
E-Cig Stores Struggle To Survive With 67 Percent Tax
You know the old adage: it ain’t over til the light-up “VAPE” sign is sold on Craigslist. Well, that means it’s really over for D.C. Vape Joint, the first e-cigarette store in the District. Co-owner Erik Miller says the new 67 percent tax on e-cig products forced his ...Continue Reading...
E-Cigs Stub Out Tobacco Industry’s Success
The global electronic cigarette market is already valued at more than $3bn, and analysts predict it will be triple that by 2017. Despite the words of warning from health professionals, the humble ‘e-cig’ has grown so popular that big tobacco has reason to be concerned. Currently, the global ...Continue Reading...
E-Cig Regulations Are Almost Here
More than a year after proposing regulations for e-cigs — battery-powered devices that vaporize liquid nicotine — the US Food and Drug Administration has sent its final rule over to the White House for review, The Hill reports. The rule was forwarded Monday, and the White House’s Office ...Continue Reading...
The FTC Is Launching an E-Cig Market Study to Figure Out How Vapes Are Sold
The Federal Trade Commission will begin collecting information about e-cigarette and vape sales in the United States, the agency announced, a move that could eventually lead to more regulation of the booming industry. Though advertising cigarettes on television, the radio, and even on many ...Continue Reading...
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