eCig Company Hits the Skids after Big Promises

E-cigarette company up in smoke Irish e-cigarette startup Healthier Smoker is being shut down a few months after promising a raft of new staff hires at its Waterford factory and unveiling multimillion-euro expansion plans. The fledgling “vaping specialist” and producer of E-cigarette liquids will be wound up after multinational cigarette importer Japan Tobacco International (JTI) sued it for allegedly ripping off the copyright for a string of its brands. A post on  Healthier Smoker’s [...]

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V2 (and Vapor Couture) Extend Sales Additional Day

You can’t have too much of a good thing, at least according to V2 Cigs.  V2 and their sister site, Vapor Couture are extending their Labor Day sale another day. Just to refresh your memory, the sale is good for 20% off at either store, without a coupon code required.  Just go shopping and the […]


iTaste 134 MX-Z Review [In Pictures]

Innokin’s iTaste 134 MX-Z seems to have taken off like crazy.  You can view the full review here as well as the companion review for the iTaste VF (Vapor Forge) rebuildable atomizer.  If you want to grab one of these bad boys for yourself, check out Vapor Beast (they just marked them down!). This is my […]

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Vapor4Life Buy One Get One Free on EVERYTHING (9/1/14 only)

Vapor4Life just put out a deal so awesome, I decided to write a post separate from the main Labor Day Sales roundup I’ve been running this week.  Today only V4L has the entire freakin’ store Buy one get one FREE. And they actually mean everything, so the Zeus, Dial-a-Volt, King whatever they got you can […]


Superficial Reasons Trump Ex-Smokers’ Right to Stay Alive

Monday 1 September 2014 When Audrey Hepburn, as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, waved a cigarette in the viewer’s face, it was the height of elegance. Custom byline text:  Rosemary Goring It wasn’t just her arm-length black gloves and halter of pearls that lent her glamour, but the long silver holder, thin as a joss stick, that exuded sophistication as well as nicotine. Gone are the days when cigarettes were a ubiquitous prop [...]


Fears that the vapours from e-cigarettes may be dangerous have been rebuffed but WHO wants to ban them in public spaces Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

WHO’s Statement a “Knee Jerk” According to Experts

Sunday 31 August 2014 HEALTHCARE professionals have warned that a culture of fear surrounding electronic cigarettes could be risking smokers’ health by putting them off switching to the safer alternative. Fears that the vapours from e-cigarettes may be dangerous have been rebuffed but WHO wants to ban them in public spaces Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Fears that the vapours from e-cigarettes may be dangerous have been rebuffed but WHO wants to ban them in public [...]


Media Catches Wind of Diacetyl, More eCig FUD Stores to Follow?

E-cigarettes divide opinion Continue reading the main story Related Stories E-cigarette liquid bought on Tyneside contained a potentially harmful chemical, a BBC investigation found. Inside Out bought four liquid refills and sent them to a laboratory for testing. Three were clear but a fourth contained a chemical called diacetyl. It is used as a flavouring in foods and experts said while it was safe to eat it was not safe to inhale and had [...]

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UK eCig Industry Group Wants Distance from Big Tobacco

Sunday 31 August 2014 WHILE the industry body claims the majority of electronic cigarette firms are independently owned, tobacco firms are increasingly pushing their way into the market. Many major tobacco companies are buying up independent e-cigarette brands, while some are developing their own electronic products, prompted by fears that they will miss out on profits if the technology really takes off internationally. Loading article content Just two months ago, tobacco giant Philip Morris [...]


Big Tobacco, Looking Out for The Greater Good

Ok, if you at all social media you’ve doubtless seen this one.  RJR, like most interested parties submitted comments to the FDA.  They helpfully recommend the FDA ban anything that’s the “open systems” that are currently eating away at the boring ol’ corporate tobacco ecigs. After all, who knows what those Chinese people are up […]

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Oh Look, Another Exaggerated eCig Study News Story

Press Trust of India  |  Washington  August 29, 2014 Last Updated at 16:10 IST Add to My Page Alternatives to conventional smoking such as e-cigarettes may still pose a risk to human health due to over-use, a new research has warned. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide, researchers said. In order to overcome this addiction, many people resort to nicotine replacement therapies. A recent literature review by researchers at the [...]


Dems Springboard Prohibitionist Agenda off CDC’s Irresponsible Report

Democrats called for more federal regulations of e-cigarettes. “If last year’s Centers for Disease Control report on the growing number of kids using e-cigarettes was a call to action, then this new CDC data on the marketing of these dangerous devices is the sound of an alarm,” a group of lawmakers said. ADVERTISEMENT Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Richard Blumentha.l (D-Conn.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Jack Reed [...]

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Labor Day e-Cigarette Sales Roundup!

We’re on the cusp of another Federal holiday here in the US.  In the vaping world, that can mean but one thing: Sales!  I’ll collect the sales I hear about right here for your convenience.  Of course, I can’t get them all, so feel free to add any you come across in the comments.  Yes, […]


WHO Behaving Badly: Free Speech Edition

by Carl V Phillips My previous post should have sat at the top of the page for the rest of the day, or two, because it is important (so please read it), but this is breaking news that I wanted to report on. As many readers know, the World Health Organization (WHO) came out this week with an attack on e-cigarettes which presages them trying to pressure governments into acting against e-cigarettes. CASAA has not tried [...]

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