NYC Vape Ban’s (un)Surprising Results

Undoubtedly much to the chagrin of the former mayor, more New Yorkers are smoking these days. According to the latest data from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, adult smoking rates in New York City have risen to 16 percent, from an all-time low of 14 percent in 2010. Newscom That this is happening in a city where nanny-statist extraordinaire Michael Bloomberg spent a dozen years doing everything he could to limit [...]

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NJOY Launches How-to site

Related Content SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — NJOY, a leading vaping company with a diverse portfolio of electronic cigarette and vaping products, has launched a new website, www.HowToNJOYvaping.com . By providing specialized category and product knowledge, the new website serves to educate retail partners, vaping enthusiasts and adult smokers who are newcomers to the vaping segment. "It is our goal to accelerate adult smoker adoption of vaping in mainstream trade channels following on the real growth [...]


Mistic Enters Midrange eCig Market with Haus – a Review

e-Cigarette companies like Mistic have had a good showing in the market thanks to their ability to grab precious shelf space in retail establishments.  Lately, that lead has eroded as more people migrate to what the industry wonks refer to as “open systems.”  I tend to categorize these as “midrange devices.” Mistic is one such […]

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eCigs Worst Product to Hook Kids, Ever

Despite what the CDC says, e-cigarettes are still a very minor part of teens’ lives. This is according to a survey conducted in the UK.  Unlike the CDC which decided no means yes, the UK study looked not only at the number of kids vaping, but also the number of underage smokers who switched to […]


Jamaica: e-Cigarettes Aren’t Banned, They’re Just not Approved

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Health today announced that there is no ban on e-cigarettes contrary to earlier reports. On Monday the Jamaica Customs Agency said that it had halted the clearance of electronic cigarettes from the wharf under instructions from the health ministry. However the Ministry is advising that the product, which contains nicotine, is not banned but requires registration and a permit to be imported into the island. Acting Permanent Secretary, [...]


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Best damn article I ever read: Bates’ Open Letter to Prohibitionists

public health Dear Public Health Grandees (you know who you are) I consider myself a public health advocate and, though I’m not a vaper and have never smoked, I support vaping as a tobacco harm reduction strategy, with enormous potential to reduce death and disease globally.  It’s a good approach for public health as it doesn’t require prohibitions, coercion, punitive taxes or rely on fear and it goes with the grain of behaviour and what people [...]


Mastering the Vape Space: Get free juice! Get free book! What else do you want?

Here’s Norm’s monthly post on the business of vaping.  Please note that I’m not affiliated with Norm other than posting these articles. This Blog is supplied by Norm Bour and VapeMentorS, consultants to vape shops, online businesses and others in the Vape Space. He is the host of Vape News Radio, writes for Vape News […]

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NHaler Running a Contest in Memory of Founder

  NHaler is one of the oldest online e-cigarette shops around.  They were the place to get the original Darwin mod (when it was available).  Tragically, the store’s owner Drew recently passed away. Drew was a strong voice in the vaping community and one of the founding members of CASAA.  To pay tribute to Drew’s […]


When Prohibitionists Attack (They Lose Jobs)

Professor John Ashton quit role as president of Faculty of Public Health Doctor was involved in venomous spat on micro-blogging site Twitter  Feels strongly about long-term effects of smoking electronic cigarettes | Updated: 02:52 EST, 14 September 2014 Professor John Ashton has stepped down from his role within the Faculty of Public Health following a vicious Twitter spat Professor John Ashton has stepped down from his role within the Faculty of Public Health following [...]

Professor John Ashton has stepped down from his role within the Faculty of Public Health following a vicious Twitter spat

eCigs Enter the World of Product Placement

Paid product placement in films has been off limits for tobacco companies for the past 16 years. But now e-cigarette companies like the Canada-based SmokeStik are buying screen time in films like the upcoming Cymbeline starring Milla Jovovich. Read related story. Photo: Benaroya Pictures LOS ANGELES—A new film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s "Cymbeline" stars Ethan Hawke and takes place in the present day. It even gives one lead character a very current accessory: an [...]


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MadVapes Coupon Code: 10% off EH Pro and Batteries 4

Our friends at MadVapes just put out a new coupon code for the weekend.  This code is good for EH Pro mods and RBAs as well as batteries.  To get in on the deal, just add some stuff in those categories and then use the coupon code builditup at checkout! You can use the code […]


The Horrifying Reality of FDA Paperwork and e-Cigarettes

The comment period is over.  Members of the industry, consumers, Big Tobacco, prohibitionists and other stakeholders have all submitted our comments to the FDA about the fate of e-cigarettes. Now we wait.  Wondering what the FDA will come back with. Will they loosen things up, or cave into the prohibitionists and busybodies who want more […]

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Pharma to Enter eCig Fray?

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – As electronic cigarettes flew off shelves on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years, investors flocked to a business some hope will be the future for tobacco.     Now sales growth is slowing from a 2011 peak and private funds are more cautious about the smokeless devices, making it harder for independent e-cigarette firms to raise capital and hitting their share prices.     The entry of Big Tobacco and [...]


BAT’s Medical eCig Gets Approval

Nicoventures, a company formed by British American Tobacco Plc (BATS) to develop substitute nicotine products, said it will sell a new alternative to cigarettes that has received U.K. approval to be prescribed by doctors. The Voke inhalation device will become the unit’s first licensed product after developer Kind Consumer gained approval from the U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, Nicoventures said today in an e-mailed statement. A further license is required to allow [...]