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November Banning Report

It’s the time of year to give thanks, and vapers may be having a tough time doing that given the climate in America. Below is our monthly report on bannings in the works or already passed recently.We start off in the Illinois suburbs, where Palatine officials have banned vaping in indoor places, according to the [...]

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Tobacco 21 Laws Sweeping the Nation

Whether you believe the vaping age for purchase and/or possession should be 18, 21 or somewhere in between, 21 seems to be the magic number for lawmakers across the country. Ordinances are being passed faster than ever before, and we’re here to keep you posted on what’s passed and what’s pending.The entire state of Massachusetts [...]

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FDA Continues Enforcement with More Letters

Twenty-one unlucky vaping importers and sellers have been sent letters from the Food and Drug Administration asking for “evidence that some of their products were on the market” before the Aug. 8, 2016 deeming rule date, as reported on by Vaping360.As most of us know, the rule prohibits new products from entering into the market [...]

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Research Shows Teeth Stained 'Significantly Less' With E-Cigs

Worried about keeping those pearly whites? Researchers have good news — vaping is not only less harmful than smoking analog cigarettes, but it also doesn’t stain teeth at nearly the rate that smoking does.While this may seem like an obvious phenomenon, it’s the first time that scientists at British American Tobacco compared an e-cigarette, a [...]

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Chicago Passes Highest Tax Hike in Nation, Others Looming

Taxes seem to be a hot topic no matter what time of year, but this time of year especially is a good time to brush up on what’s happening across the nation in terms of vaping taxes that are on the table and ones that are going into effect this fall. We know you’re hearing [...]

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FDA Considering Convenience Stores, Online Sale Restrictions

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb continues his crusade against the e-cigarette industry, and this time the threat is to convenience store and online sales. The FDA is looking into banning some e-cigarette sales in convenience stores, confining them to brick-and-mortar vape shops only. Vape shops in this sense are defined as stores whose [...]

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October Banning Report

The ghosts, goblins and witches are out in full force, placing bans on various parts of the United States. Is your neck of the woods in our monthly list?Fox Illinois reports that Springfield’s aldermen are looking to ban vaping and chewing tobacco in all city buildings. Smoking is already banned.In another Springfield — Massachusetts that [...]

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​South Park's 'Tegridy Farms' Latest Vaping in Pop Culture Showing

For 22 seasons, South Park has taken on familiar and topical mainstream subjects, poking fun at them to an extreme that allows us to not take ourselves too seriously. Last week’s episode was no different, but this time vaping was the hot topic in a long-awaited episode titled, “Tegridy Farms.”In Tegridy Farms, Randy learns that [...]

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More Smokers Switching to Vaping, U.S. Sales Rise

Part of the definition of the term reduction — the action or fact of making a specified thing smaller or less in amount, degree or size — focuses on the word action. The vaping industry is one of action, and harm reduction is a very real and necessary action for all of us. We’re so [...]

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VCU Awarded $19.8 Million for Government Funded Study

It’s too early to tell the impact of the Food and Drug Administration’s warnings handed down in September, but researchers at the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products at Virginia Commonwealth University have been awarded a grant to study the effects on an outright ban of flavored e-cigarettes.VCU researchers were awarded $19.78 million over [...]

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