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Vaping Advocates Sue FDA over New E-Cigarette Regulations

The Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition, representing 11 e-cigarette advocacy groups and trade associations recently filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration, in an effort to have its new e-cigarette regulations declared unlawful and unconstitutional. In the lawsuit filed on June 20th, 2016, the plaintiffs claim that the FDA's final...

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Smoking Prevalence Among Teens Drops to All Time Low While E-Cigarette Use Increases

A new survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that smoking prevalence among teenagers has fallen by a staggering 31% between 2013 and 2015, while the use of electronic cigarettes in the same period has increased 24 times. So why are health groups still saying that e-cigs are a gateway to smoking? Fresh data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) reveals that current smoking prevalence among American high-school students has fallen from...

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Latest European E-Cigarette Use Survey Shows Media Misinformation is Working

Researchers from Imperial College London examined the use of electronic cigarettes across the European Union between 2012 and 2014 and found that, on average, the percentage of people who have tried vaping has increased from 7.2 percent to 11.6 percent. At the same time, the number of people who believe electronic cigarettes are hazardous and addictive has also risen significantly. The study, published in the Tobacco Control journal, used data from 53,000 adults aged 15...

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E-Cig Company Sues FDA over Deeming Regulations

In what many suspect is just the first in a long line of lawsuits, electronic cigarette company Nicopure Labs has recently challenged the FDA's deeming e-cig regulations in federal court on the grounds that the agency violated the Administrative Procedure Act in it rule-making process, and that its final ruling goes against the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Nicopure name, it is the parent company of popular...

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FDA Releases Deeming E-Cigarette Regulations and They Are as Bad as We Feared

The US Food and Drug Administration released its long-awaited e-cigarette regulations last week, and they are just as stringent as we had feared. The agency claims that this new set of rules will help protect public health, but many experts agree that it will only put 99% of e-cigarette companies out of business, send millions of vapers back to smoking and leave whatever is left of the vaping market in the hands of Big Tobacco. You know, the guys selling the deadliest...

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E-Cigarettes Can ‘Prevent Almost All harm from Smoking’ UK Medical Report States

According to a recent 200-page report by the Royal College of Physicians, there is resounding scientific evidence that electronic cigarettes are "much safer" than smoking and can actually help smokers quit. Titled 'Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction', the paper concludes that through sensible regulation, vaping could improve the lives of millions of people. Smoking prevalence in the United Kingdom has been reduced to an all-time low of 18%, but that...

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So-Called Study Finds Tobacco Cigarettes Are Cheaper Than E-Cigs

Ever since e-cigarettes hit Western markets and became an alternative to combustible cigarettes, one of the main arguments for switching was the considerably low price of vaping when compared to smoking. If a new study by the American Cancer Society is to be believed, we have all been living a lie and the price of tobacco cigarettes is actually much lower than that of both both disposable and refillable electronic cigarettes. Researchers led by Alex Liber of the...

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Cancer Prevention Activist Claims Vaping Is Just as Bad as Smoking

In a video for The Huffington Post, Dr. Margaret Cuomo, board-certified radiologist, cancer prevention activist and author of the acclaimed book 'A World without Cancer', claims that electronic cigarettes are "at least as harmful to your health as tobacco cigarettes are". That's a pretty bold statement to make considering that currently available scientific evidence clearly shows that Read More...

E-Cigarettes a Good “Antidote” to Smoking, Italian Oncologist Says

According to Prof. Umberto Tirelli, Director of the Medical Oncology Department at the National Cancer Institute in Aviano, Italy, electronic cigarettes are not carcinogenic and could play a big role in the global fight against tobacco smoking, if only their use as an alternative to smoking were encouraged by governments and medical institutions. For years, Tirelli has been Read More...

EU Countries Seek to Tax Electronic Cigarettes the Same as Tobacco Ones

Ambassadors from all 28 member states of the European Union unanimously agreed to take the first step toward imposing a high excise tax on electronic cigarettes by asking the European Commission to draft an “appropriate legislative proposal” in 2017. Under current legislation, member countries must impose an excise tax of at least 57% on tobacco products, while electronic cigarettes are only subject to VAT, which averages at about 20% across the EU. And that's...

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