E-Cig Taxes Are Probably Inevitable, But That Won’t Stop The Industry
Taxing electronic cigarettes and vapor products is the latest way many state legislators are hoping to pull in some quick cash. While the industry con...
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3 days ago
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Study Finds Formaldehyde in E-Cigs, But Results Weren’t Exactly Normal
A study at Portland State University found significant levels of a “formaldehyde-releasing agent” which — according to researchers &...
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4 days ago
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One Year Later, Legalization Has Not Yet Destroyed Colorado
Marijuana legalization throughout Colorado occurred one year ago. Despite what many opponents had claimed would be the result though, the state seems ...
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5 days ago
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Mexico Considers Electronic Cigarettes Illegal, Seizes 9,455 Units and Closes 2 Stores in Capital
Health authorities in Mexico decided a bit ago that rules banning non-tobacco products that resemble tobacco products in brand, design, or even sound,...
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6 days ago
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E-Cigs Could Turn the Concept of Smokers’ Rights on its Head
Today seems like as good a day as any to think on smokers’ rights. The concept came about in the last few decades. Many argued that it grew most...
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7 days ago
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GlaxoSmithKline is Losing Nicotine Patch and Gum Sales to the E-Cig Market
Sales of many smoking cessation products appear to have been on the decline since electronic cigarettes joined the market at large. Some studies and m...
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10 days ago
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Many Vape Shops Are So Much More Than The Sum Of Their Parts
Just before the turn of the new year, I had the pleasure of being a guest at Cherry Vape’s end of year and 5-year anniversary party. Cherry Vape...
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12 days ago
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More Troubles for Lorillard/Blu as It Now Must Fight University of Kentucky for Right to use “Blu Nation”
UPDATE: This dispute appears resolved. Blu will be allowed to use its Blu Nation trademark. Back in May, it appears that Lorillard filed for a tradema...
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13 days ago
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UK Rugby Team’s Club Rescinds E-Cig Ban To Help Smoking Fans Make Better Health Choices
The Warrington Wolves is a rugby team based in Warrington, England. Some time ago, leadership (like that at many sports clubs) decided to ban electron...
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14 days ago
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Indiana Lawmakers Eye 24% E-Cig Tax to “Stop the Trend in its Tracks”
A lot of states are starting to salivate at the thought of taxing the rapidly growing electronic cigarette and vapor products market. Some aim for a n...
Klaus Kneale
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17 days ago
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Utah Driver Crashes While Retreiving Dropped E-Cig From Passenger-Side Floorboard
Here’s a word of warning for those out there that drive and use electronic cigarettes or personal vaporizers at the same time. A driver in Utah ...
Klaus Kneale
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19 days ago
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Lorillard/Blu’s E-Cig Sales Are Plummeting
During the third quarter of last year, Lorillard’s electronic cigarette sales fell by nearly 40%. This followed another drop in sales the previo...
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20 days ago
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Vape Ranks 3rd Most Used Word of 2014 Behind Things That Aren’t Exactly Words
Every January, the Global Language Monitor puts out its list of most used words of the previous year. This year, Vape has made its first appearance on...
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21 days ago
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Carl Phillips: More than 10,000 Americans Are Alive Today Because Of E-Cigs
As a final post for 2014, Carl Phillips made a bold and encouraging statement. By his calculations, somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 (likely around...
Klaus Kneale
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24 days ago
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Smoking Regs in South Korea Turn a Few Smokers Violent, But Could Be Good for E-Cigs
As of January 1st, the price of cigarettes in South Korea will jump by nearly double. The country is taking great pains to demolish the smoking epidem...
Klaus Kneale
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27 days ago
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Tips For Your “Smoking to Vaping” New Years Resolution
With Vape being Oxford’s word of the year and popularity of the devices skyrocketing, it’s likely that there’s more than a few peopl...
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30 days ago
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Banning E-Cig Ads Doesn’t Help or Save Anyone, Quite the Opposite In Fact
Advertising regulators in the United Kingdom recently decided to ban several electronic cigarette ads. The list of reasons was fairly numerous, but th...
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33 days ago
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Washington’s Governer Wants to Place a 95% Tax on E-Cigs
Washington Governor Jay Inslee is pushing for a statewide tax on electronic cigarettes and vapor products. The number being kicked around for said tax...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
35 days ago
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Jacob Sullum: “The evidence so far indicates that more vaping means less smoking, not the other way around.”
Jacob Sullum has become a regular voice of reason in the debate on electronic cigarettes. His latest contributing piece for Forbes is no different. In...
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38 days ago
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Scientific Review: E-Cigs Do Appear To Help Smokers Quit
The Cochrane Review is a research network that tracks the effectiveness of current and new health interventions. Their most recent subject of review h...
Klaus Kneale
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39 days ago
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National Study: Teen Smoking Plummets, E-Cigs Appear Far More Popular
A new report from the University of Michigan and backed by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse has some good things to say about the state of teen d...
Klaus Kneale
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41 days ago
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The Statistical Significance of the First Infant Death From E-Liquid Nicotine Poisoning to Occur in the US
Let me first say that the death of a one-year-old in Fort Plain, New York as a result of nicotine poisoning is an absolute tragedy. My heart goes out ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
42 days ago
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Study: Vast Majority of E-Cig Use Occurs Among Current and Former Smokers
The National Health Service conducted a survey of adults in England and found that only 3% are using electronic cigarettes. Of those that do use elect...
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45 days ago
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British Columbia Group Aims To Transition Homeless Smokers Into Vapers
A group based in Comex Valley, British Columbia is working to assist homeless and low income persons to get into better financial shape. On the docket...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
46 days ago
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A Response To Efforts to Treat E-Cigs and Vapor Products As Illicit Drug Paraphernalia
There is a growing trend in which some schools, cities, and police are deciding to treat electronic cigarettes and vapor devices as illicit drug parap...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
47 days ago
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