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February Banning Report

February is traditionally the month of love, however vaping gets no love from the bevy of passed or potential banning legislation spreading across the country. Here’s the monthly rundown of what we’ve compiled for the second month of 2019: New York-based Skidmore College, which went smoke- and vape-free at the beginning of the year. Outdoors are [...]

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Study Reveals Vaping Twice as Effective in Harm Reduction

A new study from The New England Journal of Medicine and funded by the National Institute for Health Research and Cancer Research UK says that e-cigarettes are nearly twice as effective as other nicotine replacement therapies like patches, gum and nasal spray, a win for harm reduction advocates in our industry. Results were published on [...]

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Vermont Vapers Lose Huge Tax Battle in House, Other Legislation Threatens State

Vape shop owners in Vermont are afraid of a new excise tax that would effectively double the cost of vaping in the state, and rightfully so. NBC 5 reports that the legislation is “speeding through” the process, and the 92 percent tax on devices and liquid cartridges could deter smokers who are trying to break [...]

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Report: Vaping is More Cost Effective Than Smoking

We all know the benefits of vaping over smoking — no tar, no tobacco, no smell, can wean oneself off nicotine addiction down to 0 nic e-liquids — the list goes on. However, while debates on these topics and tax rates rage on, what we do know right now is that vaping can be much [...]

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HR293 Threatens E-Cigarette Sales Across State Lines, Flavors

While HR293 would effectively ban cigar sales via online, phone and catalogs, the bill dubbed the “Youth Vaping Prevention Act of 2019” affects all tobacco and vaping products in the United States, according to halfwheel.com. The bill also would prohibit sales of e-cigarettes across state lines. This would mean no more shipping from states with [...]

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State Lawmakers Consider Raising E-Cigarette Taxes

While nine states currently have taxes on vaping products, ranging from $0.05 per milliliter of e-liquid to taxing 95 percent of the wholesale price, Connecticut, Kentucky and Utah are have lawmakers hoping to make that push for a dozen.While a public meeting has taken place regarding taxing and banning vape products in the state of [...]

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January Banning Report

New year, same old fight against vaping bans across the nation. The following is a list of the latest bans either taking place or recently passed toward the final push of 2018 and into the legislative session of 2019. For the most up-to-date information, visit CASAA.org. Chatham, NJ, where the township committee has voted to prohibit [...]

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PHE Releases Video Showing Black Tar in Smoking Verses Vaping, Scientists Weigh In

Public Health England (PHE) famously released a study that says vaping is 95 percent less harmful than smoking tobacco. And now, more experts are getting behind the science of harm reduction and vaping on the heels of PHE’s new video detailing an experiment that shows the alarming amount of black tar accumulating in heavy smokers’ [...]

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Sound Off — What is Proper Vaping Etiquette?

Indoor bans, outdoor bans, no vaping on planes, stealth vaping — whether you agree or disagree with secondhand vape and the effect (or none at all) it has on non-vapers, vaping etiquette is something that all vapers can adhere too to help shine us in a more positive light.Etiquette experts Debrett’s and Vype took a [...]

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New Study Shows Greece Smoking Rate Down Thanks to E-Cigarettes

Long-time vaping advocate and researcher Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos served as the lead researcher on another study benefitting the vaping industry. Commissioned by the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens, Greece; the National School of Public Health; and the universities of Patra and Macedonia the study shows the “cigarette smoking in Greece has been drastically reduced,” [...]

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