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Experts Praise Harm Reduction as Troops Turn to Vaping

Smoking has a long-standing history with the United States Military, however vaping is taking over. Even though e-cigarettes are not an FDA approved approach to harm reduction, studies show that vaping is better than smoking, which is great news for harm reduction efforts and the troops.Military Times reports some great numbers for vaping and the [...]

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Washington State, Illinois Adopt Tobacco 21

Illinois becomes the first Midwest state to adopt Tobacco 21, thanks to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s passage. Gov. Bruce Rauner previously vetoed the bill last year. The purchase law goes into effect July 1, but it’s important to note there will be no penalties for underage possession. Illinois joins California, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon [...]

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March Banning Report

Spring is finally here, but the sun is hardly shining in terms of potential and passed bans across our fair nation. This month’s list is quite extensive — it seems like it grows every month — so let’s get to it.Hawaii, where 20 state legislators are trying to ban online sales and raise the tobacco [...]

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Have You Seen the Latest E-Cigarette Commercials?

Juul and R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co.’s Vuse Alto have hit households in a new way, with commercials aimed at adults and their efforts to quit smoking.Back in September of 2013, Reynolds ran a 60-second Vuse commercial restricted to Colorado residents during late night television programming where adults comprised 85 percent of the viewership. It was [...]

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National Flavor Ban Legislation Resurfaces

While San Francisco, New York State and more huge regions are looking at possible flavor bans, two senators are seeking a sweeping nationwide ban on e-cigarette flavors.Alaska-based KTVA reports state senior Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) started their crusade against e-cigarette flavors in the summer of 2018, with the Stopping Appealing Flavors [...]

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New York Vapers Rally Against Flavor Ban

Buffalo, NY, was the place to be for vapers and vape industry businesses in the state earlier this month. The Buffalo News reports that about 125 people showed up to a rally in the city’s downtown Lower Terrace and Church Streets area in opposition of the proposed flavor ban and tax raises in New York [...]

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Walgreens, Circle K, 7/11, More On Notice

Spring of 2019 has not been kind to convenience stores in America, as the Food and Drug Administration has put the retail segment on notice for allegedly selling tobacco products to minors. For the sake of the FDA’s argument, vaping products are included in the warning.The first wave of warnings came in February, when various [...]

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FDA Releases Compliance Proposal; Flavor Premarket Application Date Moved Up to 2021

Since soon-to-be-former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s resignation announcement, the organization has had a busy couple of weeks. The most recent announcement came mid-March, when the FDA released its proposal: Modifications to Compliance Policy for Certain Deemed Tobacco Products. The main points of the proposal are that anyone under 18 is banned from [...]

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United Arab Emirates Lifting E-Cigarette Ban

Vapers planning travel to Abu Dhabi, Dubai or anywhere between the border of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in luck. Starting in mid-April, electronic nicotine delivery systems will no longer be illegal in the country.Director General of the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), Abdullah Al Maeeni, announced in mid-February that new standards [...]

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FDA Commissioner Resigns; Vaping Industry Reacts

The vaping industry again has its ears perked in dramatic fashion, this time due to yesterday’s surprising news of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s resignation. In approximately one month, Gottlieb will voluntarily be out the door of the job he has held for somewhat of a short period of time — since 2017.Gottlieb’s [...]

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