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Totally Wicked Launches Challenge Against EU’s TPD

Totally Wicked , the UK’s leading electronic cigarette manufacturer has launched a legal challenge to the European Union’s recently adopted Tobacco Products Directive on the grounds that Article 20 of the Directive breaches established EU law. Specifically, that Article 20 represents a disproportionate impediment to the free movement of goods and the free provision of services, places electronic cigarettes at an unjustified competitive disadvantage to tobacco products, fails to comply with the general EU [...]

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More UK Smokers Quitting with eCigs, NHS Still wants Them to Call

The number of people turning to the NHS for help to stop smoking has fallen for the second year in a row, according to a new report. Anti-smoking campaigners have labelled the new figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre “disappointing”, after they showed that the number of people who used the NHS to set a “quit date” to give up cigarettes fell by 19 per cent over the last year. According [...]


TVECA Speaks Out Against Banning eCigs from Airplane Baggage

Some point fingers at lithium-ion batteries in e-cigs as a fire hazard, but laptop computers contain the same batteries. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor After the New York Times reported that airport officials were asking the Transportation Department to classify e-cigarettes as hazardous materials after an e-cig allegedly caused a bag to smolder and be removed from a JetBlue flight last week, CSD caught up with Thomas Kiklas, co-founder, TVECA (Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette [...]

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You Won’t Find blu Cigs in Germany After Injunction

— Prevents sale of "blu" e-cigarettes in Germany — Legal victory is part of Zippo’s global campaign to protect its BLU ® trademarks The Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main agreed with ZMC that the "blu" e-cigarette brand creates a likelihood of confusion with the Company’s European Union Community trademark BLU®, used in connection with its line of high performance, precision butane lighters and fuel. The court found the confusion was due to the [...]


String of Robberies at Denver Area Vape Shops

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A business man in Aurora reached out to CBS4 Monday morning saying his vapor pen store and others in the metro area are being targeted by burglars. J.R. Robinson with Perfect Alternatives released surveillance video of the crime at his business. The store was open for business Monday but the door had been smashed in. Thieves Targeting Metro Area Vapor Pen Stores The burglars took cash registers but what they [...]

Surveillance image of the burglars in action (credit: CBS)

Blu eCigs hires James Dodkin as marketing director following rebrand

blu Cigs UK Hires New Marketing Help

Blu eCigs hires James Dodkin as marketing director following rebrand Electronic cigarette brand blu eCigs has hired James Dodkin as marketing director, and Alistair Hall as commercial director following a recent rebrand. Dodkin, who joins following positions at L’Oreal and Fosters Wine Estates, will oversee the marketing department, encompassing digital, advertising, social media, events, experiential and PR, to advance the current marketing strategy and develop the blu eCigs brand in the UK. Hall, who [...]


Huge WHO Victory – India to Ban eCigs

New Delhi: E-cigarettes (electronic nicotine delivery systems-ENDS), the new fad among tobacco users, are all set to be banned in India. Recognising its adverse effects on health, the Union health ministry has decided to ban these “nicotine inhalers” through proper legislation soon. During a recent meeting attended by cientists, health experts, customs officials and the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), it was decided to put a restriction on these “battery operated products” that [...]


Codger Gripes About Vaping in Restaurants

Getty Images I remember a dinner at The Wolseley about ten years ago. I was young, naïve, but I still knew a good Wiener Schnitzel at that tender age. I was with a group of friends. I’d just got a BlackBerry – the one with the side wheel – and we’d all just started uni. It was also that age when you thought you knew best and smoking was cool. Packs of Marlboro Lights [...]


Big Tobacco: What Needs to Go Right for them to Succeed

Does the rise of the e-cigarette signal a brave new dawn for the highly regulated and much frowned-upon tobacco industry? New avenue: e-cigarettes vaporise a liquid that contains nicotine Photo: Alamy 4:11PM BST 15 Aug 2014 Since smoking rates began to decline in the developed world around 40 years ago, the big tobacco companies have searched further afield for growth. This has meant expanding in emerging markets around the world, where smoking rates are higher [...]

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Logic Ousts blu as #1 Gas Station eCig

NEW YORK — Bonnie Herzog picked a precipitous day to host a "Tobacco Talk" conference series with Logic Technologies Inc. president Miguel Martin: the Wells Fargo senior analyst featured the first interview with Martin after news that the Pompano Beach, Fla.-based company had overtaken the long-leading blu in convenience store volume. "We’re very proud to announce that today, according to Nielsen’s c-store data , Logic is the No. 1 company in the U.S. in [...]


Conservatives Call on Missouri Legislature to Override Veto, Banning Underage eCig Sales

Now that the comment period for the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed “deeming regulations” has closed, attention is shifting back to state and local legislative approaches to e-cigarettes. (See our comments to FDA.) While federal regulations ultimately have supremacy, state and local governments around the country are considering e-cigarette policies such as how to tax them, local usage bans, and bans on sales to minors. Two of these issues are now playing out in [...]

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NC Inmates May Soon Get Right to Vape… eCigs Made by RJR

article image Bill will allow e-cigarettes to be sold to inmates There’s a new bill in town for Raleigh, N.C., and its purpose is to allow jails throughout the state to sell e-cigarettes to prisoners. The only step left is for Governor Pat McCrory to sign the bill into action. Eddie Caldwell is the director of the Sherrifs’ Association. “There are a number of jails across the state that allow their inmates to purchase [...]


blu Tries to Inject Self Into UK House Music Scene

Freedom of The DJ – Episode 1 ‘INTRODUCING’ This week blu launched an online electronic music series in an effort to position the e-cigarette brand at the heart of this scene. Shot in a documentary-style, the eight-part series aims to take viewers on a journey through the evolution of the DJ, showcasing the lifestyle and technological developments that brought house music to the UK. This first episode, ‘Introducing’, slices vintage clips from the 70s with [...]


Smoldering Bag Makes Airport Officials Ask eCigs Considered Hazardous

The Massachusetts fire marshal is focused on an e-cigarette as the possible cause of smoldering in a bag that had to be removed from a jet on Saturday night at Boston’s Logan International Airport. Airport officials are asking the Transportation Department to consider classifying e-cigarettes as hazardous materials. Baggage handlers pulled the bag off the jet, a JetBlue flight bound for Buffalo, and put it out with a hand-held extinguisher. It was not clear [...]


Alarmist e-Liquid Poisoning Claims, Could they be Good?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) – The Utah Poison Control Center is issuing a warning about electronic cigarettes. The center says its seen a 350% increase in children being poisoned by these products. SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) – The Utah Poison Control Center is issuing a warning about electronic cigarettes. The center says its seen a 350% increase in children being poisoned by these products. The liquid nicotine in the cartridges [...]

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