Category Archives : e-Cigarette News


Prohibitionist Antics Derail Real Quit Attempts

Here’s one of those things that should surprise absolutely no one.  We’ve all assumed that the propaganda that is spread around by Big Prohibition would put some people off the idea of e-cigarettes and keep them in the warm embrace of Big Tobacco.  Apparently, now there’s actual proof.  Professor Siegel posted a story on his […]


Blu (UK) Laments Term “e-Cigarette”

The Guardian posted an interesting article in its small biz section recently.  The article focused on companies that make controversial products and some of the difficulties they faced because of those products.  It turns out some won’t even get past the surface and will bolt before you can even explain the process.  The story included […]

The challenge of selling a controversial product

There is no safe way to smoke

Case Made Against eCigs More Like ADHD Episode

Kentucky.com just posted an article that is incredibly scattered.  The article starts out to claim that cigarettes are just as safe as e-cigarettes.  It’s essentially a misdirection pulled off in the most ham-fisted and awkward manner possible. First the article lists many of the problems with actual cigarettes.  Then it regurgitates some of the typical […]


Personal Preference of Those in Power Harming Health

An opinion piece in the New York Daily News took to task that city’s attempt to ban all flavors.  The core argument behind the ban is that only kids must like flavors.  It’s the same argument that some aging senators put forward as well.  The piece takes apart the notion that kids will vape and then go […]

For public health, let them vape cake

Watchdog Clearly Not Watching, Makes Stuff Up

In what is likely to be one of many, many attacks on e-cigarettes spouted by assorted groups that attended the WHO’s little shindig in Moscow this week, a watchdog group belies its complete ignorance of how Big Tobacco is handling e-cigarettes.  The news article screams that Big T is going to do everything in its […]

Tobacco Companies to Do Everything Possible to Reduce E-Cigarette Regulations: Watchdog

Have an Opinion Against Public Health? Astroturfer

Having run out of valid concerns about e-cigarettes.  Actually, never having had any to begin with, public health has moved on to complaining about those who dare defy them.  There’s apparently been a study (read somebody got grant money for) examining the backlash Chicago got for essentially making up stuff about e-cigarettes. In that study […]

Twitter “astroturfing” undermining public health initiatives? Say it ain’t so!

Davidoff London removes tobacco brands in favour of Vapelux electronic cigarettes

Storied UK Tobacconist Clears Space for Vapor

When you think of UK tobacco shops, Davidoff probably comes to mind. At least I think it does, I always liked their cigars anyway. Getting back to the point, that company is apparently seeing the future. A future that involves less cigarettes and more e-cigarettes.  According to a press release, the company is dropping several […]


Philly Looks at eCig Tax Cash Grab Scheme

Prohibitionists like to talk about addiction and increasing taxes to keep undesirable things out of the hands of kids.  That argument is very thin, and one council woman in Philadelphia decided to strip the veneer right off that premise.  She’s posed an incredibly crippling tax on e-cigarette products using the justification of “we need the […]

Phila. councilwoman wants to tax e-cigarettes

WHO’s at the FCTC? Not You

THR, Libertarian and vaping activists, particularly those in Europe have been Tweeting up a frenzy today.  The reason?  The World Health Organization is holding a little get together in Moscow. One which has become an increasingly exclusive event. The exclusivity comes from the fact that the body that will be dictating the UN’s approach to […]


South African News Piece, a Prohibitionists Dream

An article appeared on News 24 website out of South Africa.  The article is a thousand plus word hit piece on e-cigarettes.  Every possible argument and some flat-out fabrications are represented.  There are so many, I can’t really find one that deserves highlighting over the others.  One thing I will note is that the article […]

E-cigarettes - the slow way to poison yourself?

AVA More Diplomatic over Senatorial Nonsense than Certain Blogger

The American Vaping Association responded to a recent call by self-promoting senators calling for more FDA control over e-cigarette labeling.  The AVA generously called the move “premature.” I kind of referred to it like piling stupid onto extra stupid. A delicious stupid sandwich, if you will. “Their proposal is premature,” the industry group said. “Hastily […]


Phillip Morris Patents Pay-per-Puff eCig

Big Tobacco.  Don’t we just love them and their oddball conniving schemes.  That’s why it’s no too hard to believe in a future where Phillip Morris will charge you by the puff to enjoy their vapor product.  According to a post on Geek.com, that may just happen.  The tobacco giant filed a patent for just […]

Pay-as-you-smoke e-cigarettes may be the future of smoking