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Controversy Appears as Vaping Companies Award College Scholarships

Whether you believe tobacco and vaping products should be sold and marketed to ages 18 and above or 21 — or something in between — vaping companies are beginning to offer more scholarships to college students.Vice.com reports that some argue the scholarships are simply a marketing ploy to get the company’s name on a particular [...]

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​Built-In Or Take-Out: How Do You Like Your Batteries?

The hobby side of vaping largely attracts the type of people who get excited about the newest releases on the market – e-liquid, mods, tanks and all other kinds of gear. Ours is a community of forward thinkers who keep their eyes on the horizon for the latest big thing. Often though, the most important part of a vaping [...]

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​A Brief History of Vaping

In the beginning there were cigarettes, and a bunch of people decided that was bad. The rest, as they say, is history – and it’s the history and evolution of vaping that fuels today’s blog post. Vaping as we know it has been around for a little over a decade, but our community has made what little time we’ve [...]

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Tobacco 21 Debate Rages On

The debate rages on: What is the proper age for tobacco purchase and/or possession? Should e-cigarettes and vaping devices be included since e-liquids are not tobacco products? Tobacco 21 is sweeping the nation, and we’re here with our monthly report on places to keep an eye on.First we head to New York State, where New [...]

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Cleaning and Maintaining Your Mod

It goes without saying that most (all?) mechanical devices require maintenance to ensure that they stay in tip-top shape. You take your car to the shop for routine tune-ups, don’t you? While your mod is significantly smaller than a vehicle, it too requires normal upkeep. Luckily, caring for your mod won’t be nearly as expensive as a trip to your [...]

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Interview with Stefan Didak, NOTBlowingSmoke.org President and Founder

With the unprecedented flavor ban passing in San Francisco, we thought it was a good time to reach out to California-based Stefan Didak to speak about the importance of flavors in the vaping world, education and what this means for the permeation of bans across the United States.Where have you traveled lately in terms of [...]

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Monthly Vaping Ban Report-June

Hot on the heels of San Francisco’s flavor ban vote, we’re looking at other bans in America with our monthly banning report. As always, there’s a lot on the table, so let’s discuss the potential and passed bans that may be happening or have already been passed in your area.Business owners in Billings and Yellowstone [...]

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Prop E Flavor Ban Passes, Sets Major U.S. Precedent

Prop E Flavor Ban Passes, Sets Major U.S. PrecedentAs a major slap to the face of adult smokers looking for an alternative to kick analog cigarettes, the people of San Francisco voted on Prop E Tuesday, June 5, with about 69 percent of voters approving the ban previously mentioned in a Cyclops Blog. ABC 7 [...]

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Research Roundup: Vaping Shown to Help Decrease Smoking

Here in Cyclops Blog land, we try to share the positive industry news along with the negative. We’ve had a lot of negative press lately, with taxes, bans, exploding devices and the FDA/FTC crackdown recently reported in a previous blog. Thus, today we are heading back into the positive world, with the latest research that [...]

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The Unlucky 13 — FDA, FTC Sending Warning Letters Regarding ‘Kid-Friendly’ Marketing

The Food and Drug Administration is finally taking a stand on vaping companies that use marketing techniques that could be construed as kid-friendly. More specifically, the FDA is looking at 13 companies that have labeling or advertising that is less than of the adult variety.CNBC.com reports that the FDA has issued four warning letters to [...]

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