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San Francisco Becomes First City to Ban E-Cigarette Sales

In a shocking twist of events, the City of San Francisco has banned e-cigarette sales in all brick-and-mortar stores and delivery of products purchased online to city addresses. However, that’s not the craziest part — cigarettes are still fair game. Even some major news outlets are befuddled by this vote, and other cities, namely Pittsburgh [...]

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FDA Issues PMTA Guidance Outline

The Food and Drug Administration made headlines again this month as it has released its latest guidance for ENDS manufacturers who are planning on tobacco product application submissions. The premarket tobacco application (PMTA) covers e-cigarettes, liquid nicotine, nicotine-containing e-liquids and other vapor products. Convenience Store Decisions broke down some of the guidance outline explanations: Products to [...]

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VA Hospitals Ban Vaping Tops June Banning Update

Legislative sessions are ripe with banning happy decision makers, so let’s dive right in to the areas that are mulling bans or that have already sadly passed them. (For the latest on San Francisco, don’t worry, a future blog is coming.) Military.com reports that come October, all Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities will be [...]

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Study Shows Secondhand Vapor Less Toxic Than Cigarette Smoke

Another study has been released regarding secondhand vape versus secondhand smoke, and it proves what vapers have been saying all along — vapor is less toxic than secondhand smoke from cigarettes.The research study, which was commissioned by JUUL, was presented at the Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, Poland, earlier this month. CNBC reports that [...]

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New Zealand Government Starting 'Vaping Healthier Alternative' Campaign in August

Kiwi vapers can rejoice — their government is getting on board with vaping as a healthier alternative to smoking — complete with a month-long media campaign!The New Zealand Government previously announced a goal of getting the country’s smoking rate below 5% of the population by 2025 — dubbed “Smoke-Free 2025” — and the public recommendation [...]

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New Study Shows Former Smokers 95% More Likely to Quit with Vaping

We’re seeing some exciting new pro-vaping studies come through the newswire this week, and perhaps the most telling one is the study published in Addiction at the end of May. University of College London researchers released, “Moderators of real-world effectiveness of smoking cessation aids: a population study,” and the study was supported by Cancer Research [...]

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FDA, FTC Sends Social Media Warnings to Four E-Liquid Companies

Nicotine’s addictive qualities and proper education of such are well-known throughout the vaping community, however some influencers didn’t follow required directions while promoting e-liquids through social media. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent warning letters to four companies this week, citing them — via influencers they were using [...]

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Vapor Taxes Threaten Utah, Connecticut, Michigan, Indiana, More

Several state lawmakers around the country are wanting to hit vapers where it hurts — in their wallets. Taxes are threatening more than ever before, so here’s the rundown of where you can make a difference. Call your local decision makers; vote for proponents of vaping; make your voices heard.Utah’s lawmakers and vape shop owners [...]

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World Vaping News: Several Countries Report High E-Cig Sales, Some Look to Regulatory Shifts

While we mainly focus on domestic vaping news, we’ve been seeing some action pop up internationally just in time for summer vacation travels. Here’s the latest that came across the wire in May.We start off with good news in Asia, as e-cigarette sales are up in South Korea. More people than ever are making the [...]

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Cartridges, Batteries, E-Liquids — What's the Proper Disposal Etiquette?

There is no doubt that analog cigarette butts result in some of the largest littering problems in the country (38% of the world’s littering problem), and if disposed of properly, e-cigarette cartridges, batteries and e-liquids can help reduce the waste problem — another positive of making the switch to vaping. However, proper disposal is key, [...]

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