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This Is How E-Cigarette News Gets Spun to Mislead the Public

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you've probably heard the term "fake news" before. While I don't agree with the idea that all news presented by mainstream media is fake, when it comes to vaping, the media has been playing a big part in spreading misinformation. In this article I want to offer you an example of how news websites can take a perfectly reasonable, objective study and use it as a weapon against electronic cigarettes. Read More...

Will Congress Save E-Cigarettes?

The US Food and Drug Administration is in the final stages of announcing regulations for electronic cigarettes and other vaping products. In their current form, they would almost certainly wipe out 99% of the market, leaving the industry in the hands of Big Tobacco, and it seems only Congress has the power to stop this from happening. Will they do it? According to a number of sources, the only thing holding the FDA from finally announcing its final Read More...

Diacetyl in E-Cigarettes, Should You Be Worried?

Throughout the years, e-cigarette opponents have been using a variety of arguments and theories to fuel the ongoing war on vaping, but while most of them have been debunked by solid scientific and social research, there is one question that not even science can answer yet - is the diacetyl used in some e-liquids hazardous to vapers' health? First of all, let's talk a bit about this controversial organic compound. Diacetyl is a yellow/green liquid with an intensely...

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Belgium Is a Perfect Example of How Tough Legislation Can Stub Out E-Cigarette Growth

Electronic cigarettes are among the most popular consumer products in the world, right now, with sales growing almost exponentially and new brands entering the global market virtually every day. That's partly due to the fact that in most countries the legislation concerning e-cigarettes is still very lax. But, in countries like Belgium, where nicotine containing cigarettes and refills are classified as medication and can only be sold in pharmacies, the situation is very...

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Sponsored Post: Blackhawx E-Cigarettes Targets Australian Market

The Australian e-cigarette market is a very hard one to tackle due to the restrictions on the retail sale of products containing liquid nicotine set in place by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. However, the millions of smokers looking for viable alternatives are a tempting enough client base for e-cigarette companies to take a leap of faith and make their products available any way they can. One such company is UK-based Read More...

Does Taxing E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Products Make Any Sense to You?

These days, it seems like every lawmaker, on both national and local levels, is pushing to have electronic cigarettes taxed the same way as tobacco cigarettes. This would all be fine and dandy if they actually had legitimate reasons for a higher tax, but their arguments range from preposterous to downright silly. Let's begin with the rationale for tobacco taxes. It's pretty simple - you smoke, you get sick, or worse still, make other people sick, and society has to pay...

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Are E-Cigarettes Becoming More Than Just an Alternative to Smoking?

Electronic cigarettes are currently being advertised as an effective alternative to smoking, and are used mainly by smokers who want kick tobacco for good or at least cut down on cigarettes. But is that all e-cigs can be used for? Some brands seem to think they have a lot more potential, and they've introduced a new kind of fortified electronic cigarettes laced with dietary supplements meant to help users lose weight, sleep better or get an energy boost. When Read More...

Experts Warn Against Misguided E-Cigarette Regulation

A team of experts on public health, communication and legal matters from the University of Catania have recently published a paper on the dangers of misguided e-cigarette regulation, in which they warn that policies that put corporate interests above public health could have very serious consequences. Titled "Achieving Appropriate Regulations for Electronic Cigarettes", the paper written by communication, legal and public health experts Daniela Saitta, Giancarlo...

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What If You Couldn’t Buy Electronic Cigarettes Online Anymore?

Last month, the Wall Street Journal revealed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been in discussions with a number of e-cigarette company about the upcoming proposed regulations for electronic cigarettes, including a potential online ban. A few days ago, Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has also expressed his support for an online sales ban, as a way of protecting America's youth. Online e-cigarette sales are currently estimated at around $500 - $625...

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Am I Allergic to Electronic Cigarettes?

Following a series of comments by readers who suspect they might be allergic to the propylene glycol in e-liquid, I decided to write a short post on allergies caused by e-cigarette use and their symptoms. Before we get started on allergies caused by PG and other e-liquid ingredients, it's important to be sure the symptoms you are experiencing are indeed related to vaping. If you've recently given up smoking and switched to electronic cigarettes, you may be dealing with a...

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