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Big Tobacco Benefitting from Latest FDA Pushback

As we reported earlier this month, the Food and Drug administration set a historical precedent with its warnings to five brands — Juul, Vuse, MarkTen, Blu E-cigs and Logic — to submit plans on how they are going to combat minors using their products. They have 60 days to do it, and this seems like [...]

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Q&A with Cynthia Cabrera, President of the Cating Group

This month's Q&A is with the one and only Cynthia Cabrera, former president and executive director of the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association and now president of The Cating Group, which provides government affairs, business consulting and business development services to companies, individuals and non-profit organizations in the vapor industry. We thank Cynthia for her candor and [...]

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FDA Sets Historical Industry Precedent with Crackdown

A soft timeline of the Food and Drug Administration’s vaping industry current regulations began in May, when the regulatory organization along with the Federal Trade Commission sent warnings to 17 industry manufacturers regarding packaging that the FDA and FTC said “strongly resembled that of candies, cookies and other snacks popular with kids.”Even though the 17 [...]

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Research Shows Second-Hand Vapor 'Evaporates in Seconds'

Summer-ending research is out, and a peer-reviewed study published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research shows “that exhaled e-vapor product particles are actually liquid droplets that evaporate in seconds,” as reported on by Science Codex. This research is a huge win and comfort as proof for those fighting legislation that bans vaping solely on the misrepresentation [...]

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Research Shows Vaping Helps Smokers Quit

We know smoking is hard to quit, and that’s if you’re wanting to. But, what if you’re not planning on smoking and vaping helps you anyway? Recent research shows that vaping has snuck up on a few folks in a very good, harm reduction-like way.Gallup’s recent numbers say that American smoking rates are at a [...]

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Vaping Vitamins — Trendy or Valid Wellness Product?

While studies are running rampant in the vaping world, we have a new wellness trend popping onto the scene — vaping vitamins.Vitamin B12 is the first one we’re noticing, and vape pens manufacturers are trading out nicotine for the vitamin that is great for nerves and red blood cells. Other studies suggest B12 improves mood [...]

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August Banning Report

Summer is almost over (already), but patio weather is still in effect. College is starting, vacations are ending and people are getting back to work — all leading to more bans heading through the pipeline. If you don’t want a ban happening in your neighborhood, go to that city council meeting, speak up and advocate [...]

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​The Comprehensive Plan: Year One

It’s been just over a year since the FDA announced its “Comprehensive Plan for Tobacco and Nicotine Regulation,” which means that it is time for our first check in. How has Year One gone for the Comprehensive Plan? Recently Azim Chowdhury and Adam Susser of Keller and Heckman LLP reviewed a post written for the [...]

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Flavors Key in Harm Reduction, Overall Public Health

Imagine a world with no flavor. No sweet taste of strawberries, no cinnamon buns, no peppermint. Head into a bar and you’ll see an array of alcohol lining the shelves, infused with an endless list of lime, lemon, peach and more. So, why is the e-cigarette industry being threatened with no flavoring in e-liquids? We’ve [...]

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​Progress is Progress: Vaping and Harm Reduction

While nicotine is the addictive substance in traditional cigarettes, it is the long-term exposure to the additional ingredients in cigarettes (smoke, tar and a variety of toxic components) that inflames the airways and makes them dangerous. Over the years there have been a handful of smoking cessation tools made available to the general public (nicotine [...]

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