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U.S. Surgeon General Calls Vaping “Major Public Health Concern”

With tobacco smoking killing 1 in 2 smokers, many reputed health professional see vaping as a benefit for public health, but according to U.S. Surgeon Genral Vivek H. Murthy they are a "major public health concern" that has to be treated the same as any other tobacco product. In a report released last Thursday, Murthy repeatedly refers to vaping as "a form of tobacco use", conveniently...

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Republican Senator Urges FDA to Cease Implementation of E-Cigarette Regulations Pending Administration Change

Republican Senator Ron Johnson, a long-time supporter of vaping, recently wrote to a letter to the Food and Drug Administration, urging it to cease the implementation of e-cigarette deeming regulations pending the change in administration coming in January. "On November 8, the American people voiced their disapproval of the type of government that ignores the input of small business...

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Company That Opened First Brick-and-Mortar Vape Shop in U.S. to Shut Down Due to FDA Regulations

Totally Wicked, one of the world's first electronic cigarette companies, and the first to open a brick-and-mortar vape shop on U.S. soil, recently announced that it would be shutting down by 2018, primarily as a result of the new FDA regulations. "It is currently impossible to see any way through the impasse the FDA is imposing on businesses like ours across the USA," Fraser Cropper,...

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E-Liquid Now a Health Hazard for the Eyes, Ophthalmologists Warn

Dripping e-cigarette liquid in your eyes is apparently a bad idea, at least according to the conclusion of a case report recently published in the JAMA Ophthalmology journal. The authors, a team of eye doctors from Scotland, recounted the case of an unnamed woman who dripped e-liquid, instead of eye-drops, in her eyes, by mistake. She claimed that the bottles looked very similar at a glance, and...

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Research Center Calls E-Cigarette Regulations “A Win for Liars and Big Tobacco”

Capital Research Center, an independent investigative think tank founded in 1984, recently published an article about the deeming regulations of electronic cigarettes recently enforced by the Food and Drug Administration. After analyzing the facts, they called the new rules "a win for liars and Big Tobacco". "The Food and Drug Administration has joined with Big Tobacco in an effort...

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NJOY Becomes First Major U.S. E-Cigarette Company to Declare Bankruptcy

Scottsdale-based electronic cigarette company NJOY has recently filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, citing $32 million in debt and a serious liquidity crisis. Last month, NJOY announced that it had a deficit of more than $234 million and had begun operating under a cash preservation strategy that included delaying payments to vendors. In 2012, NJOY was considered the biggest player in the...

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Italy’s Over-Taxation of E-Liquid, or How to Vaporize 160 Million Euros in Tax Revenue

In 2013, when the Italian Parliament voted to raise the price of e-liquid by a whopping 150%, by introducing steep taxes, authorities estimated an increase of 85 million euros per year in tax revenue. They were wrong. According to Ignazio Abrignani, an Italian deputy and member of the parliamentary intergroup "electronic cigarettes", of the originally predicted 85 million euros, only 5 million in e-liquid taxes entered state coffers, in 2015, and the same is expected to...

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Big Media Falsely Claims That Vaping Is Just as Bad as Smoking, Again

Some of the largest publications in the United Kingdom are using a comment made at the world's largest cardiology conference as justification for claiming that electronic cigarettes are just as bad for your heart as tobacco cigarettes. While speaking at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Rome (August 27 - August 31), Professor Peter Weissberg, Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation, commented on a study that shows electronic cigarettes "have a...

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After Italy, Another Major European E-Cig Market Is About to Collapse

Poland, the sixth largest country in the European Union and one of the largest e-cigarette markets on the Old Continent, has chosen to implement the provisions of the Tobacco Products Directive more harshly than required by the EU, banning both online and cross-border sale of electronic cigarettes. As a member of the European Union, Poland had no choice but to adopt the requirements of the Read More...

Tobacco Giants Battle over Hon Lik’s E-Cigarette Patents

British tobacco company Imperial Tobacco is currently engaged in a patent war with the two largest cigarette makers in the United States - Altria and R.J. Reynolds. After acquiring  the e-cigarette unit of Dragonite International Ltd., including Hon Lik's original patents, Fontem Ventures, a subsidiary of Imperial, is now demanding royalties on the sale of e-cigs made by the two American tobacco giants. If you're a vaper, you probably already know the story of how the...

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