Category Archives : e-Cigarette News

eCig Litter Increases – C’mon People!

WINSTON-SALEM — E-cigarettes are becoming more popular as the tobacco industry evolves and grows, and it can be seen by the litter on the ground. Many of the products contain nicotine, lithium ion batteries, microchips, plastic and other materials which are harmful to the environment. Despite many areas having cigarette disposal sites, cigarette butts continue to be the most-tossed piece of trash in the world, making up about 38 percent of litter worldwide according [...]

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Prohibitionist Sticks to Story

Smoking an e-cigarette Researchers say national policies need to be made once all evidence is reviewed Continue reading the main story Related Stories E-cigarettes are likely to be much less harmful than conventional cigarettes, an analysis of current scientific research suggests. Scientists argue replacing conventional cigarettes with electronic ones could reduce smoking-related deaths even though long-term effects are unknown. In the journal Addiction, researchers suggest e-cigarettes should face less stringent regulations than tobacco. But [...]

One Fabricated Lie “Debunked” with Bigger Lie

the, one, huge, lie, you, were, told, about, e-cigarettes,, debunked, The lie:  E-cigarettes are safe.  Because users don’t have to light up tobacco to smoke, the conventional (and manufacturer’s) wisdom goes, they don’t inhale as many carcinogens. So allegedly, they don’t cause cancer, irritate the lungs or contribute as significantly to other diseases like asthma or diabetes. The truth:  There’s still no such thing as a safe cigarette. Even if it’s electronic. E-cigs are [...]

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How e-cigarette companies are quietly winning the war on regulation

We Shouldn’t Ban eCig Sales to Minors, Because Boobies

Electronic cigarette companies are quietly winning the war on regulation by successfully lobbying state legislatures to exclude them from tobacco control laws. Public health officials and smoke-free advocates say industry-sponsored bills have the veneer of public health—with provisions about banning sales to minors—but avoid the more stringent rules other tobacco products must abide by. "These are Trojan Horse bills that look good but leave gaping holes in public health regulations," said Vince Willmore of Tobacco [...]

FDA eCig Regs Will Sacrifice Small Biz to Big Tobacco

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products has two goals that seem to go hand-in-hand: Reduce tobacco use, and reduce the number of smoking-related diseases and deaths. If there was a product that was achieving both goals, why would the FDA take the nonsensical step of classifying it as a tobacco product? It shouldn’t. Yet, that is exactly what the FDA is proposing to do. The FDA is pushing a new set [...]

MR MR MR A man exhaling vapour from an electronic cigarette. Focus is on the light of the electronic cigarette.

RJR Claims its In-House Vuse Brand the Best “Cig-a-Like” eCig

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Reynolds American Inc. has announced second-quarter 2014 of $492 million, 6.7% higher than the $461 million for the same period last year, and $855 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, an 11.9% decrease from the $969 million from the same period for 2013. The results reflect higher cigarette and moist-snuff pricing, more than offsetting lower cigarette volume and increased investment on the Vuse Digital Vapor Cigarette expansion, the [...]

It’s the Economy, Stupid: Oklahomans Warned of FDA Regulation Impact

Palm Beach Vapors in Owasso is one of hundreds of Oklahoma e-cig stores that could soon be governed by a new set of FDA regulations. The FDA already requires e-cig retailers to post juice ingredients on bottles. However, it has not proposed any regulation as to what goes into the juice and into your lungs. "Oklahoma is kind of the vaping mecca of the world," said Chip Paul with Palm Beach Vapors. The Food [...]

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Avoid e-Cigarettes for No Good Reason Whatsoever

Bob Diotte Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:39:44 EDT PM Bob Diotte Bob Diotte They have been promoted by many small operators and by the big tobacco companies too as a way to beat the smoking habit. But e-cigarettes are not the answer. At least not yet, according to Janet Allan, a public health nurse with the tobacco control program of Algoma Public Health: “Our mandate is to help people quit smoking and the science [...]

Schools Lose Common Sense Around eCigs

Published Online: July 29, 2014 Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at a Vape store in Chicago. Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at a Vape store in Chicago. —Nam Y. Huh/AP-File For decades schools have been on the front lines in a successful campaign to reduce teenage cigarette smoking. Now, some educators find themselves developing policies to control students’ use of e-cigarettes, devices which are still unregulated at the federal level that many fear could [...]

Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at a Vape store in Chicago.

Vaping Counter Cultures Collide

Dope smokers find e-cigarettes and high-tech ‘mods’ are great for smoking in public, with less fear from cops and bouncers. The emergence of new technology can have the most unexpected results on human behavior. And when the third factor of pharmacological chemistry is introduced, it becomes totally unpredictable. For example, the invention of the hypodermic syringe in 1853, originally used to deliver anti-syphilitic drugs through a brutally wide and blunt needle, resulted in the [...]

Hawaii is the Vapin-est State

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Nearly half of all young adults in Hawaii have tried an electronic cigarette, according to a new report. "Anecdotally, we’re told that it’s more prevalent in Hawaii than other states," said Pallav Pokhrel, assistant professor at the University of Hawaii’s Cancer Center. "Right now, it seems like electronic use is even higher among younger adults than cigarette use." Pokhrel is the lead author of a study on e-cigarette use among Hawaii’s [...]

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Senate Meetings Without Cameras Much More Quiet

press release Vapor Products Trade Group Outlines Potential Impact of Regulation, Urges Industry to Forward Comments to FDA Before August Deadline WASHINGTON, DC, Jul 25, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), the largest trade group dedicated to advocacy, awareness and education in the vapor products industry, hosted a briefing Thursday for Senate members to outline facts, share research, and promote a dialogue about sensible regulation of the rapidly growing [...]

Another Positive HuffPo Article? What’s this world coming to?

Elected officials and anti-smoking advocates need to re-think their knee-jerk reaction and hostility to e-cigarettes and vaping. It seems like every day we hear a new attack – yet these products are actually helping some people quit or cut back on the much more dangerous alternative of smoking tobacco. In May, a large study out of England that was published in the journal Addiction made worldwide news when they announced that smokers trying to [...]


Gas Station eCigs to get A LOT More High Tech

New partnership supports company expansion in U.S. after significant success in Europe. Smokio, the world’s first connected electronic cigarette that synchronizes automatically with users’ smartphones, has partnered with Asian American Trade Association Council (AATAC), an organization designed to build partnerships between convenience stores and manufacturers. “We are very proud to partner with AATAC to be able to offer Smokio to such a large number of retail outlets across the U.S.,” said Alexandre Prot, co-founder [...]

CASAA Issues 4th Call to Action – Time to Submit Comments to FDA

As noted in CASAA’s Action plan, this is not a battle that is going to be won based solely on comments to the proposed regulations. Accordingly, we are attacking this on several different fronts. Before the draft regulations were published, we had envisioned a single Call to Action with several suggested actions. However, upon seeing the details, we decided the best strategy to effect positive change is to prepare a comprehensive Action Plan which [...]