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The War on Flavors — Where Do You Stand?

Ever since Prop E passed in San Francisco banning flavors, we have seen a huge uptick of other jurisdictions hoping to follow suit. While the debate includes several layers, the basic argument for both sides stems from smokers versus kids. One side says, “Harm reduction is a real thing, with valid needs, which includes flavors. [...]

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Monthly Banning Report-July

July is the month we celebrate our freedoms and our independence. However, we are seeing so many vaping bans coming through the pipeline that we can barely keep up with our monthly blog. As always, we aim to inform you, our faithful readers, as to the bans or potential banning legislation that may be coming [...]

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Pennsylvania Retailers Achieve Mini Tax Win

Pennsylvania has one of the highest tax rates in the nation levied on e-liquids, but Bob Oesterling, a vape shop owner in Pennsylvania-based Oakland Township, has shown that one person truly can make a difference. Osterling brought on a lawsuit stating that the Department of Revenue “misinterpreted the state Tobacco Products Tax Act language when [...]

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Controversy Appears as Vaping Companies Award College Scholarships

Whether you believe tobacco and vaping products should be sold and marketed to ages 18 and above or 21 — or something in between — vaping companies are beginning to offer more scholarships to college students.Vice.com reports that some argue the scholarships are simply a marketing ploy to get the company’s name on a particular [...]

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​Built-In Or Take-Out: How Do You Like Your Batteries?

The hobby side of vaping largely attracts the type of people who get excited about the newest releases on the market – e-liquid, mods, tanks and all other kinds of gear. Ours is a community of forward thinkers who keep their eyes on the horizon for the latest big thing. Often though, the most important part of a vaping [...]

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​A Brief History of Vaping

In the beginning there were cigarettes, and a bunch of people decided that was bad. The rest, as they say, is history – and it’s the history and evolution of vaping that fuels today’s blog post. Vaping as we know it has been around for a little over a decade, but our community has made what little time we’ve [...]

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Tobacco 21 Debate Rages On

The debate rages on: What is the proper age for tobacco purchase and/or possession? Should e-cigarettes and vaping devices be included since e-liquids are not tobacco products? Tobacco 21 is sweeping the nation, and we’re here with our monthly report on places to keep an eye on.First we head to New York State, where New [...]

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Cleaning and Maintaining Your Mod

It goes without saying that most (all?) mechanical devices require maintenance to ensure that they stay in tip-top shape. You take your car to the shop for routine tune-ups, don’t you? While your mod is significantly smaller than a vehicle, it too requires normal upkeep. Luckily, caring for your mod won’t be nearly as expensive as a trip to your [...]

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Interview with Stefan Didak, NOTBlowingSmoke.org President and Founder

With the unprecedented flavor ban passing in San Francisco, we thought it was a good time to reach out to California-based Stefan Didak to speak about the importance of flavors in the vaping world, education and what this means for the permeation of bans across the United States.Where have you traveled lately in terms of [...]

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Monthly Vaping Ban Report-June

Hot on the heels of San Francisco’s flavor ban vote, we’re looking at other bans in America with our monthly banning report. As always, there’s a lot on the table, so let’s discuss the potential and passed bans that may be happening or have already been passed in your area.Business owners in Billings and Yellowstone [...]

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