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First-Ever India-Based ENDS Study Says E-Cigs 'Less Health Risk' Than Cigarettes

Published in the Indian Journal of Clinical Practice, a new study coming out of India is the first of its kind — and it’s a great one for vaping advocates.“Systematic review of 200 published scientific literatures,” was conducted by Professor R.N. Sharan from North-Eastern Hill University in Shillong, India; Dr. Sambuddha Das; and Dr. Yashmin [...]

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UK's 'Vaping is Not Tobacco' Campaign Launches

In an effort to get vaping products removed from the Tobacco Products Directive, European-based vaping advocates have launched the Vaping is Not Tobacco campaign.Businesswire.com reports that the campaign contains two essential pillars: The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Let’s demand smarter vaping regulation.” An online petition, the ECI was launched by a citizens committee representing individuals from [...]

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Indiana Lawmakers Mull Unprecedented Taxes, Tobacco 21

Vapers and business owners in the Hoosier State have a lot on their plates these days, as lawmakers not only want to adopt Tobacco 21 statewide, but they also want to raise the e-liquid tax rate a whopping 20%.The journey to both laws began in February, when the Indiana Senate Health Committee voted 8-2 to [...]

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April Banning Report: San Francisco Ban Update; Colorado House Passes Indoor Ban

Big players are coming out in a strong way this month, aiming to ban both flavors and general vaping in several jurisdictions across the United States. San Francisco’s lawmakers are trying to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in their entirety, including online. USA Today reports that the bill’s sponsor, Supervisor Shamann Walton, also wants to [...]

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Walgreens Adopts Tobacco 21 Starting in September

Starting in September, vapers will no longer be able to buy e-cigarettes at nationwide Walgreens, the drugstore and convenience chain announced this week. Since being put on notice by the Food and Drug Administration in February for being a “top violator among pharmacies that sell tobacco products, with 22 percent of the stores inspected having [...]

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Rite Aid Stopping Vaping Sales, Keeping Tobacco

In a move that is quite baffling to vaping advocates, convenience store chain Rite Aid has decided to stop all e-cigarette and vaping product sales, however spokespeople say that the company will continue to sell traditional tobacco products in its approximate 2,500 nationwide stores. The move will go into effect gradually within the next three [...]

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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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