Category Archives : e-Cigarette News

Canadian Health Group Wants Harsh eCig Restrictions

The Heart and Stroke Foundation wants the federal government to regulate the burgeoning electronic cigarette market to restrict access to minors, prohibit advertising and ban them from public places. The Globe and Mail has learned the foundation will announce on Thursday a series of recommendations and call for the federal government to invest in research to determine whether e-cigarettes have any long-term safety risks and if the devices can help existing smokers reduce or [...]

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Australian Prohibitionists Freaked Out by Big Tobacco’s Medicinal eCig Move

Photo: A man uses an electronic cigarette. (Reuters: Regis Duvignau, file photo) Related Story: Fact check: Too soon to know if e-cigarettes help people quit smoking Related Story: Scientists urge WHO to resist e-cigarette crackdown Related Story: E-cigarettes the new front in the smoking war Tobacco giant British American has been lobbying the Therapeutic Goods Administration to introduce an electronic cigarette into Australia, describing it as a "medicine". The information emerged in documents obtained [...]

Big Tobacco’s eCigs Do Well (When They Give Them Away)

Related Content NEW YORK — With everything going on with electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and e-liquids, it’s not surprising that Wells Fargo chose to center its third-quarter “Tobacco Talks” retailer survey on the e-vapor segment. Of the tobacco retailer and wholesalers surveyed (representing more than 20,0000 convenience stores nationwide), all respondents are currently carrying e-cigs, with 85% carrying vaporizers, tanks and mods (or VTMs) and nearly all predicting they would carry VTMs within six months’ [...]

Gizmo Vaping e-Cigarette Mod

Engadget Peeks Under the Mod Kimono

Gizmo Vaping e-Cigarette Mod There is a rapidly growing subculture of e-cigarette users across the globe who spend countless hours tricking out their hardware. Vape modding, as it’s known, blends technical craftsmanship, engineering creativity and artistry into one — and unbeknownst to most, it originated right here in the UK. Some do it to get better hits, while others do it to give their e-cigs a unique look. The modders are also the staunchest [...]

As Tobacco Subsidies End, eCigs Not Seen as Savior

Agri Leader In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, photo, farm workers, from left, Carlos Sanchez, Francisco Zuniga, and Alejandro Zuniga, pick tobacco leaves on Chris Haskins’ farm in Chatham, Va. Starting next month, Americaís remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. Theyíre the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system [...]

In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, photo, farm workers, from left, Carlos Sanchez, Francisco Zuniga, and Alejandro Zuniga, pick tobacco leaves on Chris Haskins

Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree files for U.S. IPO

(Reuters) – Chinese e-cigarette company Kimree Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to raise up to $125 million in an initial public offering of American depositary shares. Citigroup is underwriting the IPO, the Guangdong-based company told the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission in a filing. The amount of money a company says it plans to raise in its first IPO filings is used to calculate registration fees. The final size of the IPO [...]

Big Tobacco’s Cynical Warning Label Ploy

c.2014 New York Times News Service Tobacco companies, long considered public health enemy No. 1, have suddenly positioned themselves as protectors of consumer well-being in the digital age. They are putting out among the strongest health warnings in the fledgling e-cigarette industry, going further even than the familiar ones on actual cigarettes, a leading cause of death. It has left the industry’s critics scratching their heads and deeply skeptical. One warning, from Altria, maker [...]

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UK eCig Company Mulls IPO

Bright sparks Jean and James Rasbridge set up ECigarette Direct in 2008 [PH], set up by Jean and Mike Rasbridge in 2008 with just £3,500, is on course to turn over £5 million this year. Jean said: “Business is going very well, and listing is something we might look at next year if growth continues.” Our biggest threat is new EU regulation, if that comes in everything will change founder Jean Rasbridge [...]

Happiest Place on Earth a Little Less Happy for Vapers

A recent article on the OC Register noted that Disneyland has made its existing e-cigarette policy a little more clear. ┬áThe park now has signs posted indicating that vapers are only allowed to vape in designated smoking areas. This policy is actually about a year old and is the same in Orlando too. Of course […]

Senator Pats Self on Back For Threatening Free Speech of Publications

Democratic House, Senate Leaders Release New Report Identifying Hundreds of Tobacco, E-Cigarette Ads and Images in Magazines with High Teen Readership WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined seven House and Senate Democrats in releasing a new report that found that hundreds of tobacco advertisements and images glorifying smoking and e-cigarettes appear in magazines with large teen readerships. The report finds that “tobacco [...]

Great News For Public Health, Fewer People Giving up Cigarettes

FILE – In this April 23, 2014, file photo, Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in… Read more NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study suggests the number of U.S. adults who have tried electronic cigarettes may be leveling off. The proportion of adults who have ever used e-cigarettes rose from about 3 percent to 8 percent from 2010 to 2012. But there was no significant change last year, according to [...]

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France unveils raft of anti-smoking laws

France Enacts Laws That Won’t Help Reduce Smoking

France unveils raft of anti-smoking laws France unveiled a crackdown on smoking ande-cigarettes on Thursday to try to cut smoking rates for under 16s.Photo: AFP Published: 25 Sep 2014 12:39 GMT+02:00 Updated: 25 Sep 2014 12:39 GMT+02:00 France unveiled a raft of new measures to crackdown on tobacco and electronic cigarettes on Thursday including a ban on lighting up in cars where young children are present and forbidding e-cigs in certain public places. France [...]

Consumer Reports Gives Sound, Melodramatic Advice

Sales of e-cigarettes have continued to rise—and so have reports of children being poisoned by the liquid nicotine vials used with the devices. That’s one of the reasons Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, recently wrote in support of the Child Nicotine Poison Prevention Act of 2014 introduced in the Congress. In September 2010, there was just one call involving e-cigarette exposure made to U.S. poison control centers. In February 2014, [...]

Here’s the Next e-Cigarette Study to be Exaggerated

Discussion This is the first study to demonstrate the adverse effects of e-cigarettes on primary airway epithelial functions from young people. Our data suggest that even nicotine-free e-liquid promotes pro-inflammatory response and HRV infection. Moreover, both e-liquid without nicotine and with nicotine inhibits lung innate immunity (e.g., SPLUNC1) that is involved in lung defense against HRV infection. The research regarding the detrimental health effects of e-cigarettes is still in its infancy. Several recent studies [...]

Expect More from Senatorial eCig Circus

Democratic Press Office – (202) 224-8374 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee today committed to holding an executive session before the end of the year to  consider Senator Barbara Boxer’s (D-CA) bill, S. 2047, the Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act: “As much progress as we made at today’s Executive Session, favorably reporting numerous important bills, we still have some unfinished [...]