Category: Industry News, Regulations, and Research

Adult Smoking Rates Hit Record Lows
November 19, 2018

Adult Smoking Rates in US Hit Record Low

A new CDC report contains some exciting news: The smoking rates in the United States are at an all time low. Sadly, this tremendous achievement has been shamefully underreported compared to scary headlines about teens vaping that have been dominating the news and internet. Contrary to what […]

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Proposed FDA Restrictions Leave Vapers in Uncertainty
November 9, 2018

Proposed FDA Restrictions Leave Vapers in Uncertainty

As we approach the FDA’s announcement of their proposed regulations on the e-cigarette and tobacco industries, rumors of the severity of the rulings are beginning to make their way around the vaping community. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has been fairly open that the organization is […]

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October 25, 2018

University Research is Supporting Vaping, Why Isn’t the FDA Listening?

Public support for e-cigarettes is growing as research keeps confirming what vapers widely feel should be recognized as fact. They feel vaping is safer than smoking, and e-cigs can help smokers kick their tobacco habit. Although university research and public health institutes around the globe […]

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October 15, 2018

Hong Kong Passes Law to Completely Outlaw E-Cigarettes

Just as public health experts around the world have been warming up to vaping, the government of Hong Kong is trying to institute a total ban on e-cigarettes. The proposed ban would make it illegal to sell, manufacture or import e-cigs within the territory. Hong […]

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October 1, 2018

FDA Comments Cause Stock Market Uncertainty

Big tobacco companies have long been fearful of e-cigarettes cutting into their market as more smokers switch to vaping. Nonetheless, the FDA comments regarding the recent crack down on flavored e-liquids has sent tobacco stock prices soaring. Who is really benefiting from the latest attack […]

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FDA Takes Action Against Youth Vaping
September 25, 2018

FDA Takes Action Against Youth Vaping

The FDA has proclaimed that there is a new epidemic sweeping the United States. While the vaping-public may not agree, the FDA has set it’s sights on electronic cigarette use amongst teenagers, and youth vaping in general. Instead of making the focus of their efforts […]

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July 25, 2018

American Cancer Society Reverses Stance on E-Cigs

The American Cancer Society recently shocked the world by reversing its previously hostile stance toward e-cigarettes. With its new policy position, the ACS joins the growing number of public health organizations that view vaping as a safer alternative to smoking. The American Cancer Society Endorses […]

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June 27, 2018

NJ Looks to Ban Vaping at the Beach

Beaches in New Jersey are banning smoking for a good reason: Nearly 30,000 cigarette butts were left lying on the Jersey shores last year. Unfortunately, vapers are getting unfairly penalized for the sins of smokers since municipalities are moving to ban vaping at the beach […]

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May 31, 2018

Flavored E-Liquid Heads to the Ballot in San Francisco

Vapers in San Francisco have a good reason to vote in their upcoming local elections. After the City Council tried to outlaw flavored e-liquid and tobacco products last year, citizens will have an opportunity to vote on whether or not the ban will stand. Ironically, […]

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May 7, 2018

Public Health Groups Sue the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has spent the past few years trying to develop new regulations for tobacco products and e-cigarettes. Apparently, it isn’t acting fast enough for some public health organizations, as several organizations are now taking the FDA to court over the delayed […]

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