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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 [...]

Congresswoman Running Late for Bandwagon

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to strengthen rules keeping "e-tobacco products" and cigars away from children. In April, the FDA released a proposed rule that would ban e-cigarette sales to minors, a step DeLauro had previously urged. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, DeLauro urged her to: Finalize that rule by April 25, 2015. Ban “child-friendly flavorings” such as chocolate or bubble [...]

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Reason Calls BS on AG’s Plot

The kids today can’t get enough of Steven Dorff. Blu eCig ad"Officials Focus on E-Cigarette Ads Aimed at Youths," says the headline over a New York Times  story about a gathering of state attorneys general in Park City, Utah. Which ads are those, and how old are these "youths"? The article never really answers either question, and you can tell from the lead that reporter Eric Lipton prefers to keep things vague: State attorneys [...]

Liberal Group Raises Koch Specter to Bash Pro-Ecig Group

The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) poses as an independent science-based organization devoted to outing "junk science," but consumer advocates have called it "a consumer front organization for its business backers" that "glove[s] the hand that feeds it." The majority of ACSH’s funds have come from corporations and major foundations, but a new review of its funding sources by The Progressive Inc.’s Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) reveals that some of [...]


Incorrect eCig Charger Leads to UK Explosion

A woman nearly escaped a fire explosion at her Ringwood family home after a faulty charger used to power an e-cigarette caught fire. The incident, which took place on July 14 in Southampton Road, Ringwood, is the latest to add to the list of incidents in the UK involving the use of cheap and inappropriate chargers. The woman, who fortunately escaped the explosion, said she was in an upstairs bedroom of the house when [...]

Shady eCig Companies get Spotlight

Consumers getting smoked by e-cigarettes Consumers of e-cigarette said they signed up for a free product or a supply at a reduced price but then the company repeatedly charged their credit and debit cards, sometimes wiping out their accounts While the debate continues about whether e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rolls out its regulations, one thing is for sure. Consumers are curious about [...]

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State AGs Conspiring Against eCig Industry?

PARK CITY, Utah — State attorneys general must investigate, and consider taking legal action against, e-cigarette companies that appear to be using some of the same advertising tactics that once drew young adults into smoking, a Kentucky deputy attorney general told his law enforcement colleagues gathered here for a retreat to discuss emerging legal issues in states nationwide. The gathering of nearly two dozen attorneys general, and senior members of their staffs, came on [...]

Yale Researchers Seem to Have Problems Counting

NEW HAVEN >> As the use of electronic cigarettes soars among youth, professor Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin is at the vanguard of research into their effects. Krishnan-Sarin is co-principal investigator (with professor Stephanie O’Malley) of the Yale Tobacco Center on Regulatory Science , whose particular interest is in flavors and how they alter nicotine addiction. Krishnan-Sarin is also studying the rates of e-cigarette use among youth and young adults in Connecticut, as well as how they [...]

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RJR Announces eCig Clinical Trial – FDA Regulation Preperation?

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has chosen Atlanta for a clinical trial of the safety of secondhand smoke from electronic cigarettes. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has chosen Atlanta for a clinical trial of the safety of secondhand smoke from electronic cigarettes. The Salem, N.C.-based cigarette giant wants to better understand the composition of secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes compared to the leading brands of commercial tobacco-burning cigarettes. It also wants to quantify the emission factors of [...]

Really Sweden? Court Clears way for eCig Ban

Sweden gets tough on e-cig sales An e-cigarette. File photo: Osseous/Flickr Published: 17 Jul 2014 18:54 GMT+02:00 Updated: 17 Jul 2014 18:54 GMT+02:00 A Swedish court has ruled that e-cigs should be treated as a pharmaceutical product subject to approval and thus illegal for sale in grocery and convenience stores. "We will continue our oversight which will result in more sales bans when the ruling becomes final," said Martin Burman at the Swedish Medical [...]

Sweden gets tough on e-cig sales

Survey Shows Adults Who Use E-Cigarettes To Quit Smoking Prefer Supposedly Juvenile Flavors

Most Vapers Aren’t 77 yo Senators, They Like Flavors

At a Senate hearing last month, Jay Rockefeller noted that electronic cigarette fluid is available in a wide variety of flavors—conclusive evidence, to his mind, that e-cigarette companies want to hook children on nicotine. “I am an adult,” the West Virginia Democrat said. “Would I be attracted to Cherry Crush, Chocolate Treat, Peachy Keen, Vanilla Dreams? No, I wouldn’t.” Call it the Rockefeller Rule: If an e-cigarette flavor does not appeal to this particular [...]

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Mother of the Year Loses Custody Over Vaping Toddler Video

Magdalena Burulea was handed the cigarette by her mother Elena  The shocking footage was posted on the internet and spotted by her father Gabriel Burulea returned to Romania to take care of his young daughter  Elena Burulea lost custody of her daughter following the couple’s divorce  Published: 05:01 EST, 17 July 2014 | Updated: 05:06 EST, 17 July 2014 A Romanian mother lost custody of her two-year-old daughter after she taught the youngster to [...]

eCig Company Adds Adviser, Throws Industry Under Bus

American Heritage Names Tobacco Education & Cessation Crusader Rick Bender to Advisory Board LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Jul 17, 2014) – American Heritage International Inc. ‘America’s Original E-Cig(TM)’, ("American Heritage") (OTCQB: AHII), today announced the addition of tobacco education & cessation crusader Rick Bender to its Advisory Board. At the age of 26 Rick was diagnosed with cancer as a result of his use of tobacco. In April of 1989 he underwent the first [...]

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