Category: Industry News, Regulations, and Research

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

E-Cigs in the Pharmacy? OTC Classification Looms
April 18, 2018

E-Cigs in the Pharmacy? OTC Classification Looms

As studies across the globe continue to find evidence suggesting that e-cigarettes can be beneficial as a smoking cessation tool, the American FDA is finally reconsidering its stance on vaping. E-cigs could soon start appearing in pharmacies as an OTC product if the administration ultimately […]

April 11, 2018

Florida Vapers, Take Action Now!

2018 is an election year, and an possible amendment to Florida’s state constitution is currently on the ballot that could change the way (and places) we vape! This November, Florida voters will vote on 24 proposed amendments to the state’s constitution. One of these proposed […]

April 3, 2018

The FDA Takes Aim at E-Liquid Flavors

Vapers currently have thousands of e-liquid flavors to choose from, but that could soon change due to the FDA’s relentless crackdown on e-cigarettes and the vaping industry. Under the guise of going after “flavored tobacco products,” the administration is now moving towards putting a ban […]

March 2, 2018

Toxic Metals E-Cig Study Leaves Vapers with Questions

It didn’t take long for the year’s first “groundbreaking” study on e-cigarettes to be released, and for the media to sensationalize its findings. In late February of 2018, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released a study titled, “Metal Concentrations in […]

New York State e-cigarette laws
November 29, 2017

New York Passes Statewide Vaping Ban

Ah, New York. The glitz and glamour of Manhattan, the beauty of the rolling hills of the Adirondacks, that unmistakable accent; all things we love about the Empire State. Unfortunately, e-cigarette users now have something to add to their “don’t love” list about New York […]

October 23, 2017

FDA Vaping Regulations: Product Sampling

UPDATE: FDA Releases Guidance on E-Cig Sampling We knew that, sooner or later, we would get additional details about the FDA vaping regulations. This month, October of 2017, the FDA released more specifics on the ban of free samples of e-cigarette products. The key takeaways […]