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Q&A with Scott Eley, AEMSA President

The American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association (AEMSA) is the first and only manufacturers’ trade association completely dedicated to creating responsible and sustainable standards for the safe manufacturing of e-liquids used in e-vapor products (aka electronic cigarettes). AEMSA is an all-volunteer organization, formed by American manufacturers of e-liquids, to promote safety and responsibility through self-regulation.We had [...]

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Cyclops Vapor Observes National Vaping Day

National Vaping Day is observed on August 8 this year, and it is a day that is more important than ever to the vaping industry. The day is meant to bring awareness and educate others about our beloved industry and the global impact it has come to give.August 8 is an important date in vaping history, as it is [...]

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2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey Results Are In, Keller and Heckman Speaks on Deeming Rule Update

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the results of the 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey, and the results are positive. The Daily Intake reports that the number of high and middle school tobacco users of any tobacco product fell “to unprecedented levels” between 2011 and 2017, [...]

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Q&A with Schell Hammel, AEMSA Vice President

The American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association (AEMSA) is the first and only manufacturers’ trade association completely dedicated to creating responsible and sustainable standards for the safe manufacturing of e-liquids used in e-vapor products (aka electronic cigarettes). AEMSA is an all-volunteer organization, formed by American manufacturers of e-liquids, to promote safety and responsibility through self-regulation.We had two [...]

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Why 'Why Vaping Doesn’t Help Smokers Quit' Isn’t True

A new study published by researchers from Georgia State University claims to show that vaping devices don’t actually help analog smokers quit. Researchers pooled a group of more than 1,000 American adult smokers over the course of a year, and the study found that more than 90 percent of these people who vaped were still [...]

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Love Your Vape and Your Android? Download These Apps.

If you’re like most of us, then throughout the course of any given day you are looking up the latest news and gossip via your most-loved apps. If it exists, there’s an app for it – unless you're an Apple user that is. Thanks to the continued growth of the industry, vaping apps are becoming [...]

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Monthly Tobacco 21 Report

Restriction is the name of the game this year, as more jurisdictions are leaning toward Tobacco 21 as the golden standard for purchase or possession of vaping products. Here is our monthly rundown of where the law may be headed — take note, it could be coming to a town near you.We’ll start off big, [...]

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The War on Flavors — Where Do You Stand?

Ever since Prop E passed in San Francisco banning flavors, we have seen a huge uptick of other jurisdictions hoping to follow suit. While the debate includes several layers, the basic argument for both sides stems from smokers versus kids. One side says, “Harm reduction is a real thing, with valid needs, which includes flavors. [...]

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Monthly Banning Report-July

July is the month we celebrate our freedoms and our independence. However, we are seeing so many vaping bans coming through the pipeline that we can barely keep up with our monthly blog. As always, we aim to inform you, our faithful readers, as to the bans or potential banning legislation that may be coming [...]

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Pennsylvania Retailers Achieve Mini Tax Win

Pennsylvania has one of the highest tax rates in the nation levied on e-liquids, but Bob Oesterling, a vape shop owner in Pennsylvania-based Oakland Township, has shown that one person truly can make a difference. Osterling brought on a lawsuit stating that the Department of Revenue “misinterpreted the state Tobacco Products Tax Act language when [...]

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