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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
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February 27, 2015
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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
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February 26, 2015
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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
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February 20, 2015
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Insider on Proposed 57% EU E-Cig Tax: “There are no plans at present on the commission side to tax ecigarettes…”
The European Union seems unclear on how it would like to proceed when it comes to tackling the topic of electronic cigarettes.  Public health experts...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 18, 2015
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Egypt’s Ministry of Health Claims E-Cigs Are Already Completely Banned
The Ministry of Health in Cairo, Egypt has determined that a decision made by its Technical Committee of Drugs in 2011 means that electronic cigarette...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 13, 2015
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New York’s Vapers Are Fighting 13 Anti-Vaping Bills — You Can and Should Help
Like California, New York is considered a bellwether state. What happens there in new trends often trickles down to other states, regardless of whethe...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 9, 2015
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Proposed Harsh E-Cig Regs In Australia Getting Unlikely Detractors and Accusations of Bias
The Australian Capital Territory government’s Health arm released a proposal in November that aimed to regulate electronic cigarettes fairly har...
Klaus Kneale
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February 2, 2015
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Republic of Ireland Considering Age Restriction, Public Vaping Bans, and Ad Laws for E-Cigs
Some of the leadership in Ireland are pushing for heftier restrictions on electronic cigarettes. A new bill proposed by two senators would ban the sal...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
January 30, 2015
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California Senator Seeks Statewide Public Vaping Ban, Says Nicotine Kills
California state senator Mark Leno is pressing hard against the electronic cigarette industry, and it appears he believes the worst people are saying ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
January 27, 2015
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FAA Advises Commercial Airlines Only Allow E-Cigs In Carry-On Luggage
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a warning to commercial airlines advising that they prohibit passengers from leaving electronic cigaret...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
January 26, 2015
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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...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
January 23, 2015
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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 ...
Klaus Kneale
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January 21, 2015
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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,...
Klaus Kneale
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January 20, 2015
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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
News and Opinions Editor
January 9, 2015
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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
News and Opinions Editor
December 30, 2014
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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...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 24, 2014
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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
December 10, 2014
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Arizona Paper Calls Proposed State E-Cig Tax “Hasty Money Grab”
Arizona, like many states, is looking for ways to squeeze more space into its budget. Currently, they have something in the neighborhood of a $1 billi...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 2, 2014
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Here’s 3 Weird Stories From This Week That Involve E-Cigs
This week has some interesting stories to tell. Each is connected to electronic cigarettes in some interesting way.  So here’s 3 interesting nu...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
November 14, 2014
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Tavern League of Wisconsin Gets Black River Falls to Hold Off On E-Cig Regs
Here’s a story that is becoming far more common in recent months. Black River Falls in Wisconsin was considering hefty regulations on electronic...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
November 13, 2014
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All Over — Locals Battle Against Turning Empty Storefronts Into Vape Shops
Your average small storefront brings about a half million dollars into a local community in the form of sales, taxes, payroll, rent, and more. Empty s...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
November 10, 2014
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India’s Health Ministry Pushes Total Ban on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
India’s Health Ministry is officially pushing for a total ban of electronic cigarettes and their kind. According to health minister Harsh Vardha...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
October 29, 2014
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John Haste: Nova Scotia’s Proposed E-Cig Regs Are “a knee-jerk reaction based on incomplete science”
Nova Scotia’s Health Minister Leo Glavine introduced regulations recently which will hammer electronic cigarettes in almost all ways that tobacc...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
October 28, 2014
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Arizona Considering E-Cig Tax To Help Cover 2017′s Billion Dollar Budget Deficit
Arizona is far from the first state to consider it, but legislators there have begun discussing the possibility of an electronic cigarette tax to help...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
October 27, 2014
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Jacob Sullum: Banning Flavors “should be a non-starter in a free society”
An article from Jacob Sullum, a contributor over at Forbes.com, completely nails why flavor bans for the sake of teens should be a non-starter in regu...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
October 24, 2014
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