FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Retires, Leaves Vaping Regulation Debate In Uncertain Hands
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is stepping down this week — a retirement she announced at the beginning of February ...
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9 hours ago
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China’s Council on Smoking and Health Wants Total Ban of E-Cigs and Vaping, Including Manufacturing
After a six-month survey found that 4.4% of individuals aged 15-29 in China had used an electronic cigarette at least once, anti-smoking groups and lo...
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1 day ago
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Vaping Researcher and Nicotine Expert Does “Ask Me Anything” For Reddit’s Science Community
There are few experts both willing to be candid about electronic cigarettes and vaping in an open forum.  Most offer extremely canned and measured st...
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2 days ago
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The CDC’s Latest Smear Campaign Against E-Cigs Launches Next Week
Kristy is a 35-year-old smoker who recently suffered a collapsed lung and was diagnosed with COPD. This all happened after she attempted to quit smoki...
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5 days ago
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Hawaii Pressing Towards 80% Tax On Vaping to Protect Consumers From “less expensive products that can kill them just as easily”
Hawaii’s House Bill 145 was just unanimously approved by the state’s Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection. The bill expand...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
6 days ago
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Utah Just Gave Its Department Of Health Authority To Regulate E-Cigs Pretty Much However They Want
Utah’s Governor Gary R. Herbert just signed a whopping 42 bills into law this past Tuesday. Among them was a deeply concerning bill that appears...
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7 days ago
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Connecticut Rep. Jeffrey Berger Is Against Bumping Current Cigarette Taxes, Pefers to Consider E-Cig Tax
A number of anti-smoking groups are pushing for Connecticut to bump its tobacco cigarette tax from $3.40 per pack to $4.90 — a jump of $1.50. Ac...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
8 days ago
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Big Tobacco Knows Exactly What It’s Doing to Vaping
Big Tobacco has being a big voice in the discussion of electronic cigarettes and vapor devices. Every word that comes from tobacco companies on the to...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
9 days ago
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Miami Herald Piece Claims E-Cigs Linked To Brain Development Problems Without Real Evidence
A recent piece in the Miami Herald went headlong into an open attack against electronic cigarettes and vapor products. Though the piece clearly involv...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
12 days ago
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Washington State Leadership Pushing 95% Tax On Vaping
Leadership in the state of Washington are pushing for a bill that would make it among the most uninviting states in the US for vapers. Along with rule...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
13 days ago
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Missouri Moves Forward With Bill Requiring Child Proofing Of E-Cig Refills
A bill in Missouri’s House has received initial approval and has one more House vote left on it before moving on to the state’s Senate. Th...
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14 days ago
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Austin, Mn City Council Votes on Public Vaping Ban
UPDATE: This ban has passed. There was no discussion Monday evening, and instead, a vote was simply cast 4-3 in favor of the ban. In previous meetings...
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16 days ago
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Age Verification Doesn’t Prevent Kids From Buying E-Cigs Online… Or Anything Else
A group of 14 to 17 year olds were asked to purchase electronic cigarettes online. Of the 98 attempted purchases, some 76% succeeded despite many site...
Klaus Kneale
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19 days ago
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E-Cigs Get Slammed When Synthetic Drug Should Be Getting All The Attention
A 16-year-old Michigan student has been arrested after an electronic cigarette he gave to another student caused that that student to get sick.  Depu...
Klaus Kneale
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20 days ago
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Hawaii Considering Public Vaping Ban and Age Restriction — But May Not Make Legislative Deadline
Hawaii is working though a number of fairly major bills right now, but those that don’t pass by Thursday this week will apparently die.  This i...
Klaus Kneale
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21 days ago
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Vaping Now Being Included Automatically In Anti-Tobacco Educational Programs — Can and Should This Be Fought?
I’m going to say right up front that I am no where near qualified to tackle this issue.  I am only bringing it up because I believe that indivi...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
23 days ago
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Indiana Getting Very Close to E-Liquid Regs — Sales to Minors Ban, Safety Standards, and Child-Proof Containers
Indiana’s Senate is reviewing a bill that has already passed its House and would place substantial regulation on electronic and vaporizing liqui...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
27 days ago
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Denmark Is Pushing to Ban Sale of E-Cigs To Teens — Attempting to Slip Public Vaping and Advertising Bans By At the Same Time
A proposed bill that looks likely to pass through the Danish government will ban anyone under the age of 18 from purchasing an electronic cigarette or...
Klaus Kneale
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28 days ago
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Study: Cigarettes Kill 2/3rds Of Smokers — Vaping Looks Even Better
We used to believe that smoking killed half its users.  But that was yesterday, when we lived in ignorant bliss, mindful of smoking’s harms but...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
29 days ago
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Media and Researchers Suggest Use of Both E-Cigs and Cigarettes a Problem For Smokers — But That’s Bullcrap
Preliminary research is suggesting that many smokers use electronic cigarettes in addition to smoking rather than one or the other. Often the suggeste...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
30 days ago
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Italy’s E-Liquid Tax Already Proving a Help to Tobacco Companies and Deadly to Vaping
Italy was one of the first countries to institute a tax aimed at electronic cigarettes and vapor products — focused primarily on e-liquids. The ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
33 days ago
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Vaping is Likely to Have Made the FDA’s Unfinished 5-Year Study of Tobacco Usage Completely Useless
The FDA gained the ability to regulate and control tobacco products in 2009.  In 2011 it launch a comprehensive 5-year-long study of tobacco use that...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
34 days ago
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British Association of Adoption and Fostering Just Updated Its Guidance On Vapers For the Better
Earlier this week a story broke that 13 adoption and foster groups in England would not allow a couple to adopt if either potential parent was a vaper...
Klaus Kneale
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36 days ago
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We Should Be Angry About This: At Least 13 Groups in England Don’t Allow Vapers to Adopt
So here’s a new one.  Kids that might otherwise get adopted in England are being kept from a better life because their would-be parents might u...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
37 days ago
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EU Called Out For Pushing E-Cig Taxes Despite Official Government Report Showing They Aren’t a Gateway and They Help Smokers Quit
An article on the news aggregator Breitbart.com shines some light on the current plan the EU is pushing forward to tax electronic cigarettes across th...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
40 days ago
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