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Jamaica’s Health Ministry: E-Cigs Not Banned, But Not Allowed Either
After rumors circulated that Jamaica’s Health Ministry had banned electronic cigarettes, the organization responded to say that it had not done ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
September 17, 2014
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San Diego Is Having It’s Second Vote on E-Cig Regs Today
After approving an early version of electronic cigarette regulations back in July, San Diego’s City Council made some changes. If a vote passes ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
September 16, 2014
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British Secretary of State for Heath May Have Flipped His View On E-Cigs
Despite pushing back in November for regulation of electronic cigarettes as pharmaceutical products, the British Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
August 25, 2014
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Ontario’s Premier: More Research Needed Before Decision to Ban E-Cigs Should Happen
Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne has been pressured recently to push through smoking bans against electronic cigarettes. She spoke at a conferen...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
August 22, 2014
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Philip Morris Plans to Sue Over Plain Packaging Laws in UK
The United Kingdom proposed some laws which, if passed, would require tobacco cigarette packages to be sold without any unique branding and with graph...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
August 12, 2014
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NACS Supports Regulation of E-Cigs as Tobacco Products
Not too surprising news this week is that the Association of Convenience & Fuel Retailing (NACS) has filed comments with the FDA largely in suppor...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
August 11, 2014
1 Comment

American Heart Association and Others Praise Missouri Governor For Allowing E-Cig Sales To Teens
The Missouri legislator would have passed a bill (Senate bill 841) recently that would ban retailers from selling electronic cigarettes to teens. Unfo...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
July 24, 2014
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A Future Problem For E-Cigs: Supreme Court Justices Are Tech-Illiterate
It’s going to be an interesting day the first time debates over electronic cigarettes are made in front of the Supreme Court.  Not only will it...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
July 2, 2014
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New Jersey Budget Deal Drops E-Cig Tax
After months of debate over the budget in New Jersey, the latest agreement doesn’t actually tax electronic cigarettes as had been pushed for by ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
June 24, 2014
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Study: Patent Trolls Are Ruining Innovation and Start-Ups
A new study has found that patent litigation is getting entirely out of hand and is hurting start-ups and innovation.  From 2004 to 2012 the number o...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
June 12, 2014
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Bad Regulations Won’t Stop The Vaper Train
I believe that even if the FDA puts out some fairly bad policies regarding electronic cigarettes, those policies are likely to be traded in for more a...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
June 7, 2014
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Fear Not, Bad Regulations Against E-Cigs Probably Won’t Stick Around For Very Long
Many regulatory agencies and anti-smoking groups around the world are pushing for regulation of electronic cigarettes primarily as tobacco products. ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
June 5, 2014
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Read the Actual Letter from 53 Scientists to the World Health Organization Defending E-Cigs
On May 26th, a monumental letter was sent to the World Health Organization pleading with it to give electronic cigarettes a chance to fight the global...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
May 31, 2014
2 Comments

Obamacare, Smoking, and E-Cigs
Before I even come close to wading into this I have to do the obligatory I’m not a lawyer thing.  The information below is based on research ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
May 9, 2014
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It’s Still Worth Asking: Why Is The FDA Regulating Electronic Cigarettes?
A draft of FDA regulations of the electronic cigarette industry is now public.  With a definitive timeline — a 75 day comment period — in...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
April 29, 2014
6 Comments

FDA Proposes E-Cig Regulations — The Best and The Worst About It
The FDA finally released a proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes under its authority to control tobacco products.  Most major news outlets are a...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
April 24, 2014
5 Comments

75% Tax On E-Cigs Stalls In Olympia, Washington
The steady flow of good and bad news for the electronic cigarette industry continues.  At the same time that San Francisco pushed through a bill that...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 20, 2014
4 Comments

Vapers Sue New York City Over E-Cig Ban, Hell Yeah!
If you are a vaper and you aren’t already listening to Click, Bang!, I’d certainly suggest it.  It’s a podcast focused primarily on...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 19, 2014
8 Comments

Austin, Minnesota Fails To Enact E-Cig Moratorium
The city council of Austin, Minnesota failed to enact a moratorium against electronic cigarettes this week when it couldn’t get a unanimous vote...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 18, 2014
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A Consumer Freedom Point Of View On E-Cigs
Sarah Longwell is the communications director for the Center for Consumer Freedom — a nonprofit that defends consumer freedom when it comes to f...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 17, 2014
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Budapest Court Rules E-Cig Cardridges Aren’t Pharmaceuticals
A private business owner in Budapest found himself in hot water when he was heavily fined for selling pharmaceutical products without a license.  The...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 11, 2014
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Los Angeles Falls To The Anti-E-Cig Movement
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously this week to treat electronic cigarettes as tobacco cigarettes.  This follows very closely with the de...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
March 6, 2014
4 Comments

Aggressive Marketing Is The One Thing That May Allow E-Cigs To Kill Smoking
Senate Democrats introduced a bill this week with the singular purpose of preventing electronic cigarettes from being marketed to kids.  Few seem to ...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 28, 2014
1 Comment

The Master Settlement Agreement and E-Cigs
So some regulators are suggesting that the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement should be modified to now included electronic cigarettes and the compan...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
February 23, 2014
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E-Cig Retailers In Bountiful, Utah Given A Year To Move
Bountiful, Utah is a suburb of Salt Lake City.  Quite recently 4 electronic cigarette retailers were granted business licenses to sell in the local a...
Klaus Kneale
News and Opinions Editor
December 31, 2013
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