E-Cigarette News

UC Approves Tobacco Ban On All Campuses
WVXU - August 23, 2016

The University of Cincinnati is telling students, staff and visitors to say goodbye to smoking on campus. The board of trustees Tuesday voted to ban all forms of tobacco on all campuses. "That means there will be no tobacco in any forms, no vaping, no chewing tobacco, no smoking of tobacco products," says Greg Vehr, vice president of communications. … The new rule takes effect May 1, 2017. …

Smoking by any other name: Popularity of e-Cigs growing in Morgan County as marketers appeal to youth with new terms ($$)
Reporter-Times - August 23, 2016

… "It's helpful to remember that electronic cigarettes are the same as traditional cigarettes," Walker said. "The number one ingredient is nicotine. The very same ...

Survey shows drop in youth e-cigarette use ($$)
Times-Mail (subscription) - August 23, 2016

The 26th Indiana Youth Survey highlights a decrease in the use of e-cigarettes among students in grades…

FBI examining creation of vaping law
Terre Haute Tribune Star - August 23, 2016

Two Indiana lawmakers and a manufacturer of liquid used in e-cigarettes say they have been questioned by the FBI about the creation of the state's vaping law, according to reports published Monday. Republican Sen. Phil Boots of Crawfordsville told the Indianapolis Star that FBI agents interviewed him last month and asked if someone benefited financially from the legislation. …

County in step with state on vaping
Eatonville Dispatch - August 23, 2016

Six months into Pierce County's ban on vaping in public and workplaces, local health officials have meshed the county's regulations with a new state law that overrides the county's on the use of e-cigarettes and related products. …

Economics holds the smoking gun for why e-cigarettes shouldn't be discouraged
City A.M. - August 23, 2016

… These errors are particularly harmful in discussions about low risk alternatives to smoking, part of what is known as "tobacco harm reduction". The alternatives, including e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, have such low risk that the health benefits of switching are basically the same as for quitting entirely. Unfortunately, useful discussion about this promising option is hobbled by a lack of basic economic analysis. …

Fight over airline e-cigarette ban focuses on 'agency overreach'
Legal News Line - August 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) are continuing their fight against a final rule enacted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes on airplanes. The groups have filed an opening brief in response to a petition for review of the rule that was filed in April. …

FDA claims authority to regulate nicotine-free e-cig products
Winston-Salem Journal - August 23, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration's response to a legal challenge on its electronic cigarette regulations is that all such products "present significant risks to the public health," even when nicotine-free liquids are consumed. …

In our opinion: New FDA age and advertising limits for e-cigarettes a positive move
Deseret News - August 23, 2016

Evidence shows e-cigarettes are indeed safer than traditional cigarettes. They are not safe, however. The FDA's acknowledgment of this, and its decision to ...

E-cigarette tax should be zero: IEA think tank
City A.M. - August 22, 2016

Excise taxes for e-cigarettes and other healthier alternatives should be set to zero, according to the influential Institute of Economic Affairs think tank. In a report ...

Round Rock to vote on banning use of e-cigarettes in public
KXAN.com - August 22, 2016

A spokesperson says council members believe if smoking is mostly banned, the use of ... where he may soon be forced to do most of his vaping, if council approves the ban. ... Two other Central Texas cities have electronic cigarette bans.

FBI looking for foul play in creation of Indiana vaping law [VIDEO]
Indianapolis Star - August 22, 2016

The FBI is looking into whether any foul play was involved in the creation of the state's controversial vaping law. …

Judge rules in favor of scorned e-liquid manufacturer in vaping case
Indianapolis Business Journal - August 22, 2016

Opponents of Indiana's controversial vaping law scored a victory Friday when a federal judge ruled in favor of a Florida e-liquid manufacturer that argued the law was unconstitutional. Richard Young, chief judge for the Southern District of Indiana, granted a preliminary injunction that applies only to the one company, GoodCat LLC, after finding that it had a reasonable likelihood of success in overturning at least part of the law. …

Goodbye Illegal Indiana Vaping Law
Forbes - August 22, 2016

Some much-needed sanity was just injected into the debate over Indiana's nonsensical, anti-competitive vaping law . This is a major win for vapers everywhere ...

E-Cigarette Use Down Among Kids In Indiana [AUDIO]
Northeast Indiana Public Radio - August 22, 2016

This year's Indiana Youth Survey shows that the number of Indiana middle school and high school students using electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, dropped ...

Survey shows lower levels of youth e-cigarette use, but experts still concerned
Medical Xpress - August 22, 2016

Indiana 12th-graders reported using electronic cigarettes at a rate of 20.9 percent, which is greater than the national rate of 16.2. The same students used ...

Tobacco, e-cigarette marketing targets kids
Montana Standard - August 22, 2016

... it's often filled with displays and ads for tobacco products and e-cigarettes. ... and Adolescent Medicine, the more cigarette marketing kids are exposed to, the ...

NHS approves an e-cigarette for use in smoking cessation
R Street - August 22, 2016

In another note of progress in the war against tobacco-related disease, the United Kingdoms National Health Service announced yesterday it has approved an e-cigarette to help people quit smoking. This product, called Evoke, can now be dispensed by NHS physicians and clinics to help people quit smoking or cut down the amount of cigarettes smoked. The NHS has been promoting use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation for more than a year, but use of an explicitly NHS-approved medication should enhance those efforts further.

E-cigarettes could lead to 21% decline in deaths from smoking-related diseases for people born after 1997: Study
Northern California News - August 22, 2016

A study appeared in Nicotine & Tobacco Research suggested that e-cigarettes may result into a 21% decrease in deathsfrom smoking-related diseases for the ones born after 1997. Even considering harms people could contract from vaping, who wouldnt have smoked at all, the researchers discovered a net public health gain from e-cigarettes presence. Then, why the US Food and Drug Administrationis going to put huge regulatory barriers for e-cigarettes beginning in this month?

Are E-Cigarettes Dangerous? Here's What You Need to Know
The Cheat Sheet - August 22, 2016

When they're refillable, you have the option to purchase different flavored liquids, ... To create the e-cigarette liquid itself, nicotine is extracted from tobacco and ...

Experiment Confirms Lifesaving Potential of E-Cigarettes
Reason (blog) - August 22, 2016

A new experimental studythe first of its kind, according to the authorsconfirms that smokers can dramatically reduce their exposure to toxins and carcinogens by switching to e-cigarettes. "They are safer," the lead author, Maciej Goniewicz, a toxicologist at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, told Buffalo Business First. "It's the first time we have very strong evidence that we will be able now to give [smokers] that the answer is, yes, this you should consider a transition, a substitute for your tobacco cigarette that will save your life."

Vaping may help improve respiration among smokers with asthma
India TV - August 22, 2016

Smokers with asthma who turn to vaping found significant improvement and fewer respiratory infections, suggest researchers. For the study, data was collected through an online survey of 941 respondents who switched to vaping for at least two months and assessed subjective changes in the respiratory symptoms.

Are E-cigarette Nicotine Labels 100 % Accurate?
Chromatography Today - August 22, 2016

E-cigarettes are seen as an acceptable medium to help smokers quit cigarettes. But the industry should still be considered as a new industry, and governments, health groups and the tobacco industry are still debating the best way to safely control e-cigarettes use.

Lawsuits Being Filed Against The FDA Regarding Deeming Regulations
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - August 22, 2016

In May through July several groups have filed lawsuits against the US Food and Drug Administration alleging that the deeming regulations that expand the regulation by FDA of additional tobacco products violate the law. Currently there are eight lawsuits pending, of which 5 pertain to the vapor industry. Two of these five have been consolidated because they address similar claims.

GLANTZ: The evidence that e-cigs are expanding the cigarette market by recruiting kids just keeps piling up
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) August 21, 2016

Thomas Willis and colleagues just published E-cigarette use is differentially related to smoking onset among lower risk adolescents in Tobacco Control. They followed 1136 youth forward in time for a year and found that e-cigarettes were attracting youth at low risk of smoking to initiate use with e-cigarettes and that kids who started with e-cigarettes were much more likely to be smoking cigarettes a year later than kids who did not start with e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes linked to hearing loss and other side effects
Bel Marra Health August 20, 2016

Recently, a popular DJ came out about his hearing loss, attributing it to e-cigarettes. Of course, if you hear a DJ is suffering from the loss of hearing, you would assume it is due to wearing headphones and playing loud music in large stadiums. But in this situation, and to many peoples surprise, e-cigarettes were to blame. This story demonstrates that the impact of e-cigarettes is not fully understood yet and that vaping may not be as harmless as people often assume.

You Docs: Don't let your teens vape
Houston Chronicle - August 20, 2016

We hope they start counting the number of times e-cigs get fired up too. Just as cigarette smoking in movies leads kids to start smoking, vaping on the silver ...

Teen driver, distracted by vaping device, crashes in Highland ...
Press-Enterprise - August 20, 2016

A teen girl who was apparently distracted by a vaping device ended up crashing the vehicle she was driving into a light pole Friday and suffering minor injuries in Highland.

New e-cigarette ban in Kittitas County
KIMA CBS 29 - August 20, 2016

Kittitas County's Board of Commissioners voted to ban electronic cigarette use from indoor public places this week. The decision came after the county's Board of Health proposed the changes based on a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruling in early August to regulate electronic vaping in the same way as tobacco products. However, e-cigarettes can be allowed if vaping is done in a separate area of a business that doesn't affect other people.

E-cigarettes tried by more than half of Arizona high-schoolers
Arizona Daily Star - August 20, 2016

While teens are walking out of Smokeys empty-handed, a recent survey shows they are getting their hands on e-cigarettes, with more than half of Arizona high-schoolers reporting that theyve tried them.

FDA Says Nicotine-Free E-Liquids Are Tobacco Products in 'Certain Circumstances
Reason (blog) - August 19, 2016

This week, responding to one of the lawsuits challenging its e-cigarette regulations, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) further muddied the question of whether those regulations apply to products that do not contain tobacco-derived nicotine. The lawsuit, which was brought by Nicopure, a manufacturer of e-liquids and vaping systems, argues that such a result would be unfair, illogical, and illegal. In response, the FDA says Nicopure has failed to show that any of its nicotine-free liquids are actually covered by the regulations and therefore has no standing to challenge that aspect of the rules.

Do You Know The Difference between Ecigs and Vaporizers?
cacuq (blog) - August 19, 2016

Standard e-cigarettes are the cigarette look-a-likes, a similar size to traditional cigarettes, but instead containing a battery and a cartomizer (a combination of the ...

You are vaping while you don't know vaping
cacuq (blog) - August 19, 2016

Keep in mind that vaping and electronic cigarettes are not designed to be 100% safe. They are tobacco harm reduction. As I said above, they are designed for ...

Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers
Science Daily August 19, 2016

The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study. The researchers say that this is because smoking increases susceptibility to respiratory infections and stopping smoking can be expected to have a positive effect. In addition to this, vaping may also provide some antimicrobial protection through the e-liquid ingredient propylene glycol, though further evidence is needed to confirm this.

Is vaping safe?
News Dispatch - August 19, 2016

I have a question about vaping as a lot of my friends vape and they say as long as you dont inhale it cant hurt you. My parents say that you must be 18 in order to smoke and vaping is smoking. Who is right?

Federal e-cigarette regulations will protect youth
Greenville Daily Reflector - August 19, 2016

Federal health officials estimate about 3 million middle and high school students use e-cigarettes. "E-cigarette use is a major public health issue, and ...

How Vaping Could Alter Your DNA
OZY - August 19, 2016

Puffing e-cigarettes aka vaping has never been hotter. The past few years have seen an explosion of bougie vape lounges, ... The marketing of vaping as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking hasnt hurt its popularity either. But a new study has cast a haze over those claims. Researchers led by Ilona Jaspers of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine found that vaping suppressed immune defense genes in the epithelial cells that line the nasal passages not only the same genes that cigarette smoking suppressed but also hundreds more.

Use of ENDS increases nicotine exposure
Choctaw Plaindealer - August 18, 2016

Today, Mississippi State Health Officer Mary Currier, MD, MPH, joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in calling electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), devices which increase nicotine exposure and which are not safe alternatives to smoking. ENDS and other devices that are used to deliver heated nicotine should be considered drug delivery systems. Nicotine, which is found in tobacco, is highly addictive.

More Washington County towns consider park smoking bans
Herald-Mail Media - August 18, 2016

Like the county, the town's ban includes tobacco, e-cigarettes and vaping products. Signs will be installed at both Smithsburg parks informing people that they ...

Mission Hills joins cities raising tobacco purchase age; no retailers ...
Shawnee Mission Post - August 18, 2016

The new law does include e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine. The decision by Mission Hills and Westwood to approve the Tobacco 21 measure was praised by ...

Prop 56 will increase cigarette tax and include electronic brands
Idyllwild Town Cier - August 18, 2016

Proposition 56 (The California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016) proposes to amend the state constitution to increase current state excise tax on cigarette sales by $2 a pack with equivalent increases on other tobacco products. And, for the first time, electronic cigarette products containing nicotine would be classified as other tobacco products and subject to state excise tax.

UW study looks at vaping health risks [VIDEO]
Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 - August 18, 2016

According to the FDA more than 3 million middle and high school students were using e-cigarettes in 2015...

Low Cost, Flavors, Convenience Turn Teens on to Vaping
Crosswalk.com (blog) - August 18, 2016

Young people try electronic cigarettes out of curiosity about the devices and alluring flavors that range from cotton candy to pizza, but keep vaping because of ...

Roswell Park study finds e-cigarettes 'safer, less toxic'
Buffalo Business First - August 18, 2016

Inhaling vapor from electronic cigarettes is safer than smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes, according to a new research study out of Roswell Park Cancer ...

E-cigs could prove promising for quitting traditional smoking
WBFO - August 18, 2016

Smokers who switch from traditional tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes may ingest the same level of nicotine, but their exposure to harmful chemicals is significantly reduced - so much so that it is like the person quit smoking. Those are the results of new research from Roswell Park Cancer Institute. …

The Latest In The Never-Ending Assaults On Our Freedoms. One Of These Is Lethal
Forbes - August 18, 2016

TYRANNY IS about control. Even in democracies the natural tendency of government, unless stopped, is to expand its powers and extend its tentacles into every facet of its citizens' lives-always in the name of helping them. … An example of tyranny by small steps is the FDA's recent decree concerning small manufacturers of premium cigars and the makers of e-cigarette devices. …

West Reading resident complains about street cleaning
Reading Eagle - August 18, 2016

Also Tuesday, council voted to: … Adopt an ordinance to prohibit the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes in all borough recreational areas, parks and play-grounds. …

Health programs aim to prevent minors from using e-cigarettes
WBIR.com - August 18, 2016

Health professionals are teaming up with schools to prevent the use of e-cigarettes. That move comes after a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study ...

E-cig manufacturer reacts to new FDA regulations [VIDEO]
Kotatv - August 17, 2016

… Roger Gregoire, the owner of Roo Vapes in Waynesboro, Virginia, said the shop had been actively working to comply with the new rules. However, Gregoire still found some of them objectionable. "None of them really makes sense to me, besides 'no one allowed under 18,' child-proof caps [and] the labels, which we've done all that in place since we opened," said Gregoire. "I believe regulations (are) more for the consumer, to aggravate them, for them to go back to smoking." …

Navy weighs e-cigarette ban amid safety concerns
Navy Times - August 17, 2016

Sailors vaping on ships and bases may soon be a thing of the past. A string of incidents since last year has prompted Navy safety officials to recommend putting the e-smoking lamp out fleetwide…. The report notes that while laptops and cellphones also run on lithium-ion batteries, extensive testing has shown that they don't tend to explode when they fail. … The Safety Center recorded 12 incidents between October and May and allowed that there are probably more incidents that were not reported. There were no incidents recorded before October 2015, the memo said. Seven of the incidents occurred on Navy ships and at least two required the use of shipboard firefighting equipment to extinguish fires. Eight of the incidents occurred while the e-cigarette was in a sailor's pocket, resulting in first- and second-degree burns. …

Smokers: Go ahead and kill yourself, but stop invading my right to clean air [GRAPHIC IMAGES]
Blasting News - August 17, 2016

Maybe you don't care about yourself, but how about others? According to the American Cancer Society, second-hand smoke is more toxic than mainstream smoke and contains at least 70 cancer causing chemicals. When I see a parent smoking around their tiny kids, I very much want to unfurl a length of 400 psi fire hose, hook it up to the closest hydrant, and unleash a soaking stream at their noggin. And those e-cigs are no better folks.

Smoking Gets A Sharp Snob From Academics At MSU: Ban Takes Effect Immediately [VIDEO]
University Herald - August 17, 2016

Cigarette smoking gets a sharp snob from academics at Michigan State University. As a result, the ban takes effect immediately at East Lansing, Michigan, MSU- August 15, 2016.… Besides cigarette smoking, the ban also snobs chewable tobacco, hookahs, vaporizers, electronic cigarettes and any kind of smoke-emitting items from areas ...

Looking for smoke signals
Waterloo Chronicle - August 17, 2016

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have received nearly $9 million to study the impacts of tobacco control policies on electronic cigarettes. The $8.8 ...

New Roswell Park/UCSF Study: Smokers Who Switch to E-Cigarettes Exposed to Same Levels of Nicotine, Lower Carcinogen Levels
PR Web (press release) - August 17, 2016

A study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) reports that nicotine exposure remains the same, while exposure to specific carcinogens and toxicants is reduced, among smokers who switch from tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes. The new research has been published online ahead of print in the journal Nicotine Tobacco Research. "To our knowledge, this is the first study with smokers to demonstrate that substituting tobacco cigarettes with electronic cigarettes may reduce exposure to numerous toxicants and carcinogens present in tobacco cigarettes," says lead author Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Health Behavior at Roswell Park. "This study suggests that smokers who completely switch to e-cigarettes and stop smoking tobacco cigarettes may significantly reduce their exposure to many cancer-causing chemicals." … "Our findings suggest that e-cigarette use may effectively reduce exposure to toxic and carcinogenic substances among smokers who completely switch to these products," says co-author Neal Benowitz, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. "Future research will help determine whether e-cigarettes reduce the risk of disease among dual users - those who both smoke and vape - and those who use electronic cigarettes for a long time." …

The Great Vape Debate
Free Times - August 17, 2016

In April, the Royal College of Physicians officially urged smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes, saying the evidence of life-saving benefits outweighs the harm ...

Students voice concerns on tobacco-free campus
The Mesa Journal News - August 17, 2016

As of August 15, 2016, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin campus (and its owned and leased properties) became tobacco-free. The policy prohibits all "tobacco products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco" and other related ...

Navy weighs e-cigarette ban amid safety concerns
NavyTimes.com - August 17, 2016

Navy weighs e-cigarette ban amid safety concerns ... since last year has prompted Navy safety officials to recommend putting the e-smoking lamp out fleetwide.

NOVELLO: Crackdown on e-cigarettes, cigars will prevent death, disease : The Front Burner
Orlando Sentinel - August 17, 2016

Though the livelihood of small businesses may be at risk by these regulations, and I'm aware that small-cigar makers are clamoring, the FDA has recognized the increased costs of such tobacco regulations. The agency is taking steps to help businesses navi...

Fife, Wash. Passes Parks Tobacco Ban
halfwheel.com - August 16, 2016

The city of Fife, Wash. has joined several of its Pierce County neighbors in passing a ban on the use of all tobacco products in city parks, as the Fife City Council voted 4-2 in favor of it last Thursday. The vote makes all of the city's parks completely tobacco-free, as well as bans the use of e-cigarettes and similar vaping devices. Violators will be subject to a ...

Another win for smoke-free parks in Pierce County
The News Tribune - August 16, 2016

The ordinance bans all tobacco products, smoking and e-cigarettes/vaping in Fife parks. Violators will technically face a civil infraction and a $50 fine, though city ...

Waynesboro e-cig manufacturer reacts to new FDA regulations [VIDEO]
WHSV - August 16, 2016

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- New federal regulations on the manufacture and sale of electronic cigarettes is receiving a mixed reaction from one business.

Wexford County Health Department Warns Of Liquid Nicotine Danger [VIDEO]
9&10 News - August 16, 2016

Local Health Departments are warning parents about the dangers of what liquid nicotine from e-cigarettes can do to their kids. "The liquid nicotine affects the ...

Crackdown on e-cigarettes, cigars will prevent death, disease : The ...
Orlando Sentinel - August 16, 2016

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid, usually containing nicotine mixed with the chemicals propylene glycol, glycerin and often flavorings, ...

Do FDA tobacco rules go too far?
Orlando Sentinel - August 16, 2016

When the Food and Drug Administration began regulating e-cigarettes last week, it stoked a hot debate. Further inflaming the wrangle over new regulations, the ...

E-Cigarettes Increasingly Popular Among Texas Teens [VIDEO]
Concho valley homepage - August 16, 2016

The number of middle and high school students in Texas who use electronic cigarettes is increasing at an alarming rate, a new survey found. One in four students has used an electronic cigarette, according to a state survey of secondary students. … Folks are under the misconception that these are actually healthy or not harmful or not as bad as cigarettes but that's absolutely not the case," Dr. Pont said. The state survey also found e-cigarettes are now more popular than traditional cigarettes among Texas teens. "Vaping is actually healthier than cigarettes," said Kemal White, owner of Austin Vape and Smoke shop. "Of course, doing nothing would be your best bet," White added as he compared e-cigarettes to traditional cigarettes. …

Future unclear for vape industry
Citizens Voice - August 16, 2016

… Trott says a 40-percent wholesale tax that will be imposed on vapor products in Pennsylvania starting Oct. 1 is just the tip of the iceberg. He said new regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will kill the vaping industry, which has more than 300 stores in Pennsylvania. …

Opinions divided on banning of e-cigarettes in public places
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - August 16, 2016

Between the poles of calling for a ban on indoor e-cigarette smoking because it "normalizes" smoking behavior or fighting any ban because it's bad for business, 15 people testified Monday at a public hearing held by the Allegheny County Board of Health. …

Vaping, Medical Community Split On Proposed Indoor E-Cigarette Ban
90.5 WESA - August 16, 2016

The Allegheny County Health Department heard public testimony Monday on proposed e-cigarette regulations. The ban would apply to places where smoking is also currently prohibited under the state's Clean Indoor Air Act. This includes schools, hospitals, restaurants, public transportation, sports facilities and theaters. Ryan Huntermark, 21, opposed the regulation and said e-cigarettes helped his health. He told county health officials he started smoking cigarettes when he was 16 and that switching to vaping helped him quit. …

Vapers as smokers: Approve the county regulations for public use
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - August 16, 2016

The rise of e-cigarettes presents public-health policymakers with a dilemma. The nicotine-delivery system has undeniably helped many people stop or cut back on smoking tobacco products. Yet to vape - the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year in 2014 - can be habit-forming in itself, with known health risks and dangers from chemical byproducts still to be determined. Moreover, in the words of Allegheny County Heath Department Director Karen Hacker, the expansion of vaping "renormalizes" the practice of smoking. … The legislation would subject vapers to the same conditions that face smokers: … The Health Department's plan is a reasonable regulation of a legal product that balances individual freedom with the broader interests of public health.

EDITORIAL: Regulations right for e-cigarettes
Harrison Daily (subscription) - August 16, 2016

We applaud new federal regulations for electronic cigarettes. The rules, which went into effect last week, now require the Food and Drug Administration to ...

UNC scientists: E-cigarettes not best way to stop smoking
News & Observer - August 15, 2016

… But two scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill say the safety of e-cigarettes isn't proven yet and that there are more effective ways to stop smoking. Writing in the Annals of Family Medicine last month, Clare Meernik and Dr. Adam Goldstein say that while e-cigarettes have fewer toxins, they deliver the same amount of harmful particulate matter as cigarettes plus flavor chemicals that pose their own health risks. Goldstein, a family medicine professor at UNC-CH, says doctors need guidance from the Food and Drug Administration before they can routinely recommend e-cigarettes to their patients. "When you have regulatory standards from the FDA and data showing effectiveness and safety, then we can re-evaluate," he said. Already, he said, one-third of doctors report recommending e-cigarettes to their patients who are trying to quit smoking.

New Study Of E-Cigarette Users Finds Implementation Of FDA Deeming Rule Could Create A Black Market For Vaping Products And Drive Users Back To Tobacco
Yahoo Finance - August 15, 2016

GLASGOW, Scotland, Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released today by the UK-based Center for Substance Use Research (CSUR) has identified the potential for serious adverse health effects to arise from recently implemented regulations governing e-cigarettes. These include the very high likelihood that current e-cigarette users will continue to use vapor products by circumventing regulations in a number of ways or, if they are unable to legally purchase e-cigarettes and vapor products, will increase their consumption of conventional tobacco cigarettes. …

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Centre for Substance Use Research (uk) - August 15, 2016

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E-cig ban on Allegheny County Health department radar
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - August 15, 2016

The Allegheny County Board of Health will conduct a public hearing today as it considers banning the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces such as ...

Healthy Alternative? Study Shows E-Cig Vapor Contains Harmful Chemicals
Legal Examiner - August 15, 2016

New research on e-cigarettes is revealing more concerns and scientifically based reasons for a more cautious approach to considering the e-cig a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. A recent study, published in the Environmental Science and Technology, examined the vapors produced from e-cigarettestesting them to see what happens when the vaping device gets hot and hotter. The research indicated that the hotter an e-cigarette becomes, and the more that particular device is used, the more toxic compounds it emits.

Ecig Wholesale Seems to Take Place of Traditional Cigarettes' Sales
cacuq (blog) - August 15, 2016

Electronic cigarettes are the vaping devices similar to traditional cigarettes.Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, include e-pens, e-pipes, e-hookah, and e-cigars ...

FDA E-Cigarette Regulations Give Smoking a Boost
Reason - August 15, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration's e-cigarette regulations, which took effect last week, immediately struck two blows against public health. As of Monday, companies that sell vaping equipment and the fluids that fill them are forbidden to share potentially lifesaving information about those products with their customers. They are also forbidden to make their products safer, more convenient, or more pleasant to use.

FDA's asinine vaping rule costs lives
Las Vegas Sun - August 14, 2016

In the case of electronic cigarettes, they are sacrificing the millions of people who certainly will die because of their tobacco addiction for the unknown number of ...

New Workplace Smoking Prohibitions Include E-Cigarettes
JD Supra (press release) - August 11, 2016

So you think vaping is the key to reducing workplace stress? Think again. Senate Bill 5 expands no smoking prohibitions to include e-cigarettes (vaping) and expands the definition of tobacco products to include all forms of tobacco or nicotine, except for approved cessation products, such as nicotine gum. Assembly Bill 7 expands the prohibition on smoking in the workplace to include owner-operated business, including a business where the owner is the only employee.

FDA's e-cigarette rules are a public-health hazard
R Street - August 12, 2016

Since they first were introduced in the United States in 2006, electronic cigarettes have helped millions of U.S. smokers to cut down or quit and diverted teens from smoking. But recently announced Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules on e-cigarettes, which start taking effect this week, could undo that progress, damaging public health and creating a political and administrative quagmire. If unchanged, the FDA rules will eliminate from the market more than 99 percent of e-cigarettes and related nicotine vapor products. And millions of vapers who now use these products as a substitute for cigarettes will be forced to return to smoking or to find black-market sources. This is especially troublesome for teens who use e-cigarettes to help quit smoking combustible cigarettes or who never smoked real cigarettes in the first place.

Vaping causes harmful brain changes in teens
The Killeen Daily Herald - August 12, 2016

That said, nicotine itself, without any other chemicals, can have significant health effects. Nicotine harms the fetus in pregnancy, causing lasting consequences to brain and lung development. It also causes long-term effects on memory and attention when used by adolescents and teenagers, with lasting cognitive and behavioral impacts. Other chemicals in e-cigs, such as the liquid creating the base and certain flavor additives, may have negative effects. Flavor chemicals used in e-cigs are food grade, but that does not mean they are safe to vaporize and inhale into the lungs. Poisonings also have occurred from getting cartridge contents in the mouth, skin, and eyes, including a tragic death in 2014 when a child ate the nicotine liquid. E-cigs should be kept well away from children.

Electronic Marlboro sucks Japanese smokers away from Japan Tobacco
Reuters August 12, 2016

In what may be an early vindication of Philip Morris's e-cigarette strategy, the iQOS accounted for 2.2 percent of Japan's tobacco sales in the quarter ended June 30, a company spokesman said.

North Dakota tobacco measure to appear on November ballot
Wahpeton Daily News - August 11, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger says a measure seeking to increase the state's tobacco tax will appear on the November ballot. Supporters needed about 13,500 qualified signatures to put it to a statewide vote in the Nov. 8 general election. Jaeger on Wednesday said the measure's backers turned in about 21,700 qualified signatures. … Tax on other tobacco products, including liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes, would increase 28 percent to 56 percent. …

OSU Studying Effects of E-Cigarettes on Lung Health
columbusunderground - August 11, 2016

"The reality is that [e-cigs] are still a tobacco product and people are still inhaling potentially harmful chemicals," Shields said. "They should not be considered a ...

FDA Assigns Zero Value To Smokers Who Die Because Of Its E-Cigarette Regulations
Forbes - August 11, 2016

It also noted that the aerosol produced by e-cigarettes contains "no tar" and only "a fraction of the 4000 chemicals currently found in standard tobacco cigarettes.

A smokeless history lesson for vaping advocates
R Street - August 11, 2016

E-cigarettes are under siege by federal health authorities and NGOs, aided and abetted by countless university researchers funded generously by the National ...

Electronic Cigarette Market Inflate After Ban On Public Smoking Across Several Countries
openPR (press release) - August 11, 2016

There has been a proliferation in the usage of e-cigarettes following a ban on public smoking across several countries worldwide. E-cigarettes are gaining popularity as an alternative to conventional tobacco-filled cigarettes. …

New vaping regulations impact customers, business owners [VIDEO]
KSLA-TV - August 10, 2016

He believes switching to e-cigs saved his life. "I was a smoker for six years, I immediately noticed how much healthier I was," said Martin. But now, selling what ...

Coloma parks go smoke-free
Sauk Valley Newspapers - August 10, 2016

A tobacco-free initiative targeting the Coloma Township Park District came to a successful conclusion Tuesday. The district's board of commissioners, by a vote of 4 to 0, approved an ordinance banning cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and electronic ...

Carroll College implements tobacco-free policy [VIDEO]
KRTV Great Falls News - August 10, 2016

Helena - Carroll College has officially gone tobacco-free. … Now, all tobacco products - including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, and e-cigs - are prohibited on campus. The college posted 29 signs around campus to ...

"It's a mess.Confusion surrounds new Indiana e-liquid regulations [VIDEO]
WTHITV.com - August 9, 2016

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Area vape shops are adjusting to major changes. A new controversial Indiana law restricts the products they sell, but lately there's ...

MSU becomes tobacco free on Aug. 15
MSUToday - August 9, 2016

Michigan State University's tobacco-free ordinance goes into effect Aug. 15, 2016, banning the use of any form of tobacco on campus property. … In addition to traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes and chewing tobacco, the ordinance also prohibits the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers. …

Vapers Bypass C-stores for E-Liquid, Battery Buys
CSNews Online - August 10, 2016

MIAMI - Consumers may be purchasing electronic cigarettes at convenience stores, but they are turning elsewhere to purchase accessories and components ...

New FDA vaping regulations will harm public health
R Street - August 10, 2016

Yet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the opposite approach when it comes to electronic cigarettes. Thanks to FDA bureaucrats, we could ...

'Exercise good judgment' on use of e-cigs, FMSCA tells CMV carriers, drivers
Safety Health magazine - August 10, 2016

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue. What's Your Opinion? Has an employer ever asked ...

Federal judge agrees to transfer e-cig lawsuit to NC court
Winston-Salem Journal - August 10, 2016

A federal judge in California agreed Tuesday to transfer a series of patent-infringement lawsuits involving R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. to North Carolina. …

E-cigarette ban for teens applauded ($$)
Princeton Times Leader - August 10, 2016

Bravo to the Food and Drug Administration. You won't hear us make that statement often, but credit the federal agency with wisely banning the sale of electronic ...

New FDA vaping regulations will harm public health
The Hill (blog) - August 10, 2016

Yet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the opposite approach when it comes to electronic cigarettes. Thanks to FDA bureaucrats, we could ...

Don't Heat Your E-Cigarette! - Chromatography Investigates
Chromatography Today - August 9, 2016

… A new study by researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and published in Environmental Science & Technology - Emissions from Electronic Cigarettes: Key Parameters Affecting the Release of Harmful Chemicals - has looked at the emissions from e-cigarettes and also how factors like temperature and type of device affect the emissions from the devices. … One of the main findings by the team was the presence of propylene glycol and glycidol in the vapour of e-cigarettes - the first time that these probable carcinogens have been found in the vapour of e-cigarettes. The findings show that we don't know what effect e-cigarette might have on human health - both for the users and non-users.

Bloomington bans E-cigarettes from city-owned buildings
Bloomington Pantagraph - August 9, 2016

BLOOMINGTON - Using electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices in city-owned buildings, including the U.S. Cellular Coliseum, in Bloomington could net you a fine. The City Council approved the ban by a unanimous vote Monday night. "It's only for city property at this time and that's fine," said Ward 8 Alderman Diana Hauman who raised the issue in June. "We're setting the example for other businesses and other organizations. …

Think tank challenges ban on using e-cigs during flights
The Hill - August 9, 2016

A think tank challenging a federal ban on the use of electronic cigarettes during flights ... "Congress made clear that its anti-smoking ban applies to combusted ...

FDA bans e-cigarette sales to minors: Why is it cracking down now?
Christian Science Monitor - August 9, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration began banning sales of electronic cigarettes to minors on Monday, apparently ending a contentious debate about ...

New FDA rules in effect on e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah [VIDEO]
6abc.com - August 9, 2016

Electronic cigarettes are now a $4 billion a year business, and recent studies indicate teens may be turning to vaping as much, or more, than tobacco.

FDA is Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors starting Monday
Lighthouse News Daily - August 9, 2016

The battery-operated devices, also known as electronic cigarettes are practically metal tubes that heat the liquids inside it. The fluids usually contain nicotine and ...

E-cigs now included in federal tobacco regulations [VIDEO]
West Hawaii Today - August 9, 2016

HILO - Big Island vaping proponents say a new federal rule that puts electronic cigarettes on par with most other tobacco products could hurt the industry and ...

Study: Two new probable carcinogens in e-cig vapor; 'no such thing' as healthy cigarette
KyForward.com - August 9, 2016

A recent study has detected two probable carcinogens never before detected in the vapor of electronic cigarettes, lending further support to the argument that they are not a healthy alternative to tobacco cigarettes. "Advocates of e-cigarettes say emissions are much lower than from conventional cigarettes, so you're better off using e-cigarettes," researcher Hugo Destaillats said in a news release. "I would say: Regular cigarettes are super unhealthy. E-cigarettes are just unhealthy." …

Vaping Flavor: Dangerous Trends in Youth Consumption of E-Cigarettes
Newswise (press release) - August 9, 2016

... way to stop young people's use of e-cigarettes is by banning the flavors which attract youth, which can help discourage them from trying "e-cigs" and not affect ...

UNC study finds more youths experimenting with e-cigs
Winston-Salem Journal - August 8, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration rules, made official May 5, affect electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, cigars, hookahs (waterpipes), pipe tobacco, nicotine gels ...

Vapor store owners call FDA regulations "Doomsday" [VIDEO]
wivb.com - August 8, 2016

Starting Monday August 8th, the sale of e-cigarettes to minors will be banned as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's plan to regulate all tobacco ...

New FDA vaping regulations: What they mean for Alaska [VIDEO]
KTVA.com - Anchorage, Alaska - August 8, 2016

There's been a shake-up in the nation's tobacco laws. Thanks to new federal regulations put out by the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, buying electronic smoking devices - like vape pens and e-cigarettes - will no longer be any different than buying traditional cigarettes.
… While some say the change will help keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of youth, many vendors around Anchorage fear the new rules could be bad for business. …

Most Federal E-Cigarette Regulations Already In Place In Colorado [VIDEO]
CBS Local - August 8, 2016

... "There are studies done by other governments that have proven that vaping is 95 ... a costly process Kraemer says will put smaller vape shops out of business. …

Report: Use of devices such as e-cigarettes increase nicotine exposure
WTVA - August 8, 2016

Today, Mississippi State Health Officer Mary Currier, MD, MPH, joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in calling electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), devices which increase nicotine exposure and which are not safe alternatives to smoking. ENDS and other devices that are used to deliver heated nicotine should be considered drug delivery systems. Nicotine, which is found in tobacco, is highly addictive… In Mississippi, there have been over 40 cases of nicotine exposure related to e-cigarettes reported to the Mississippi Poison Control Center in the last five years. Although ENDS are now regulated by the FDA, consumers and their families are still exposed to unknown levels of nicotine, chemicals, metals and other impurities, both in e-liquids and their vapor. ...

Valley Vape Organizations Concerned About New FDA Regulations On E-Cigarettes [AUDIO]
KJZZ - August 8, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has enacted regulations of tobacco products nationwide to include e-cigarettes, hookah and cigars. In about two years, pretty much every business will be out of business. They wont be able to afford to comply with regulations, Vape A Vet Project Executive Director William Cohen said. Cohens Phoenix-based charity donates vaping kits across the world to veterans and active military members to encourage them to switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes.

County to consider tobacco, e-cigarette rules
Mankato Free Press - August 8, 2016

MANKATO Blue Earth County could soon follow the lead of Nicollet County in implementing a strict tobacco-free policy on county grounds. Erin Simmons, program manager with the Minnesota Lung Association, spoke during the public comment period of a recent Blue Earth County Board meeting to urge commissioners to also update the county ordinance governing tobacco retail licensing to apply to e-cigarette vendors. She would also like to see the county prohibit e-cigarettes in public, indoor places where regular cigarettes are banned, a change the city of Mankato implemented two years ago.

Ohio State's e-cigarette studies
Columbus Dispatch - August 8, 2016

Four years later and still smoking as a sophomore at Ohio State University in 2015, Zwarycz's habit has made her a good candidate for one of two studies examining the health effects of electronic cigarettes and tobacco products. Information from the studies are expected to help the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which will begin regulating e-cigarettes today. The two clinical studies at Ohio State Universitys Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital are funded by the National Cancer Institute and the FDA.

Protecting the Public and Especially Kids from the Dangers of Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes, Cigars and Hookah Tobacco
FDA.gov (blog) - August 8, 2016

This month, for the first time, FDA will be able to help protect the public, and especially kids, from the dangers of all tobacco products. For years, it has been illegal under federal law to sell cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to minors. Under a rule finalized in May, federal law now prohibits retailers from selling e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco or cigars to people under age 18.

FDA's New Rule for E-Cigarettes, Cigars Takes Effect Today; Congress Must Reject Proposals to Weaken Agency's Oversight
PR Newswire (press release) - August 8, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration's long-overdue rule to protect kids and public health from electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookah and other previously unregulated tobacco products takes effect today. This rule is necessary to address the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes among youth and prevent kids from using any tobacco product.

Why E-Cigarette Makers Just Launched a Flood of New Products in the U.S.
Fortune - August 8, 2016

The regulations also ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under age 18. ... The rules may benefit the big manufacturers, especially tobacco companies like ... Altria launched new flavor varieties including Menthol Ice and Smooth Cream.

Supporters of e-Cigarettes Fight Back
Human Resource Executive Online (blog) - August 8, 2016

My eyebrows were raised on Friday when I came across this release from the National Center for Public Policy Research announcing an amicus brief that had just been filed by the NCPPR and TechFreedom in support of an earlier challenge to the Food and Drug Administrations war on vaping.

Changes to vaping rules imminent
Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com - August 8, 2016

FDA on Monday will begin regulating e-cigarettes, making them more difficult for minors to access and requiring some products to undergo rigorous, expensive ...

FDA Regulations In Place, Land of the Free No More!
The Cigar Authority - August 8, 2016

Note: A tobacco product accessory (e.g., humidors, lighters, cutters, ashtrays) ... Can not say or imply in labeling or advertising that a product has a lower risk of ...

FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors Monday
WebMD - August 8, 2016

The new rules halt the sale of e-cigarettes and any other tobacco product to ... E-cigarette manufacturers also will not be allowed to promote the devices as a ...

New FDA regulations on tobacco products begin Monday [VIDEO]
Fox59 August 8, 2016

FDA ban on e-cigarette sales to minors starts today [VIDEO]
The Verge - August 8, 2016

Starting Monday, FDA regulation of tobacco products extends nationwide to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah. "Prior to August 8, 2016, its been the Wild Wild West when it comes to the sale of those products to minors," said Mitch Zeller, J.D., Director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products. The historic rule was announced in May.

Low cost, flavors, convenience turn teens on to vaping: study
Fox News - August 8, 2016

Young people try electronic cigarettes out of curiosity about the devices and alluring flavors that range from cotton candy to pizza, but keep vaping because of their low cost, according to a study released on Monday.

New e-cigarette rules go into effect at stores
Baxter Bulletin - August 8, 2016

New federal regulations for electronic cigarettes go into effect Monday that will require greater scrutiny of the products and make it more difficult for minors to ...

Regulations Concerning Electronic Cigarettes
World Report Now - August 8, 2016

Young people are fond of electronic cigarettes, and this is a fact. The devices have all chances to remain among young peoples hobbies and pleasures, even though there are obstacles: new regulations aim to prevent the selling of electronic cigarettes to minors. Officials from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require from sellers not to provide electronic cigarettes or other tobacco related products to minors under 18 years of age.

FDA Ban On E-Cigarettes Sales To Teens Under 18 Starts Today
CBS Local - August 8, 2016

BALTIMORE (WJZ)The sale of e-cigarettes to minors will be banned starting today, in ordinance with a new ruling by the FDA. The new rulewhich was ...

How New E-Cigarette Rules Will Hurt Small Shops
24/7 Wall St. - August 8, 2016

Amid a storm of controversy, new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on e-cigarettes went into effect Monday. Ahead of the new rules, a flood ...

FDA's cognitive dissonance on smoking
The Hill (blog) - August 8, 2016

Its war on safer smoking alternatives like e-cigarettes and other modern tobacco technologies relegates LGBT smokers to traditional and more dangerous ...

FMCSA Attempts to Clear the Air Over e-Cigs Around Trucks
Trucking News Online - August 8, 2016

The agency claims fire-related incidents have occurred as the result of possession and use of e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers, ...

Beginning Monday, FDA will regulate e-cigs, other tobacco products as it does traditional cigarettes
fox6now.com - August 7, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday, August 8th will begin regulating e-cigarettes and other tobacco products like hookahs and premium cigars in the same way it regulates traditional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco making it more difficult for minors to vape, and requiring scientific reviews of some products.

Owners of e-cigarette shops concerned with regulations to hit tomorrow
Uniontown Herald Standard - August 7, 2016

... cold turkey, but nothing worked until they tried electronic cigarettes in early 2014. ... We saw how well electronic cigarettes worked for us and wanted to help ...

UNK to go tobacco-free on campus [VIDEO]
NBC Nebraska - August 7, 2016

KEARNEY, Neb.-- For the first time ever the University of Nebraska-Kearney is going tobacco-free on campus. The policy was introduced on Monday and has received praise. The process of going tobacco-free started three years ago, When a group of students request that university transition into a tobacco free campus.

St. Petersburg College now tobacco-free
Tampa Dispatch - August 6, 2016

St. Petersburg College, which has more than 64,000 enrolled students, became a tobacco-free institution on Aug. 1 The student-driven initiative gained the ... Of the 1,500 students surveyed, 62 percent supported a tobacco-free policy. The comprehensive policy includes all forms of tobacco, including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes and applies to all students, faculty, staff, contractors, college partners and visitors. Prohibited areas for all campuses and college properties include all property within the boundaries of the public sidewalks, including parking lots.

Smokers scramble as UT joins growing list of campuses banning all tobacco use
TBO.com - August 5, 2016

That reaction is what officials were hoping for when UT joined a growing number of colleges and universities nationwide that now ban all types of smoking and tobacco use. That includes electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, hookahs, cigars and cigarettes. The bans often accompany new initiatives focused on student health and well being and coincide with a rapid decline in cigarette usage on campus. The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation counts 23 college campuses in Florida that are now smoke free, 12 of which also ban e-cigarettes and all tobacco products. More than 1,400 colleges and universities nationwide have enacted smoking bans, up from about 400 in 2010, according to the CDC. Of those, about 1,100 are tobacco free and about 800 also ban e-cigarettes.

Vaping gains popularity; questions remain
The Killeen Daily Herald - August 5, 2016

Many of my patients ask me about e-cigarette(e-cig) use or vaping, as it is commonly known. Vaping overall is on the rise, with over 500 brands and 7,700 flavors on the market, including nicotine-free versions.

Tobacco ban goes into effect Aug. 15
The Patriot Talon - August 5, 2016

UT Tylers tobacco free policy will go into effect on Aug. 15. Forms of tobacco not permitted include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookah), bidis, kreteks, electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, and all other tobacco products.

Are the New FDA Deeming Regulations Stifling Innovation?
Convenience Store Decisions - August 5, 2016

The FDA deeming rules may seriously harm the e-cigarette industry, which may, in turn, be harmful to public health. Nicopure Labs, a manufacturer of e-cigarette liquid, has challenged the FDAs new regulation of e-cigarettes, and TechFreedom and the National Center for Public Policy Research have now filed an amicus brief in support of the challenge.

FDA E-Cig Regulations Harm Innovation, Public Health
National Center for Public Policy Research - August 5, 2016

Today, TechFreedom and the National Center for Public Policy Research filed an amicus brief in support of the challenge to the FDA's new regulation of e-cigs being brought by Nicopure Labs, a manufacturer of e-cigarette liquid.

Tobacco Deeming Regulations Set to Go into Effect
MedPage Today - August 5, 2016

Key provisions of the tobacco "deeming" rule extending FDA's regulatory authority to e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah are set to go into effect in a few days, but anti-smoking groups say the final law misses an important opportunity to make the products less attractive to children and teens.

Our Views: Vaper madness
The Island Now - August 4, 2016

"The businesses won't be banned because we really can't ban the business, but we ... Smoking is also the largest cause of preventable death in the United States with ... by banning soda from near our schools than vape shops or hookah bars.

How many Americans will die because of the FDA's vaping rule?
Newsday - August 4, 2016

E-cigarettes could lead to a 21 percent decline in deaths from smoking-related diseases for people born after 1997, according to a study published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Even accounting for harms people might suffer from vaping who would have otherwise not smoked at all, the researchers found a net public health gain from the presence of e-cigarettes. So why is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration putting up big regulatory barriers for e-cigarettes starting in August? …

Surgeon talks about possible dangers of e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
KUAM.com - August 4, 2016

The perception that e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to tobacco may be going up in smoke after a local man was severely injured following an e-cigarette explosion earlier this week. It's touted as a safe alternative to smoking, but it doesn't mean they still can't be dangerous. …

FMCSA Warns of Hazards of E-Smoking and Trucks
Heavy Duty Trucking - August 3, 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory warning of the hazards of using battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes, e-cigs, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers and other electronic nicotine delivery systems) in and around commercial motor vehicles. The agency said the use of such devices has resulted in incidents that include explosions, serious personal injuries, and fires. "The explosions regularly involved the ejection of a burning battery case or other components from the device which subsequently ignited nearby flammable or combustible materials," FMCSA noted. While Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations do not specifically address the potential safety risks posed by the portable electronic devices, the agency advised that …

Hookah vs Vapors vs Cigarettes Health Impacts - Wichita ...
Daily Star Gazette - August 3, 2016

Their findings revealed that, disappointingly, e-cigarettes are being heavily marketed to American teens. The survey study concluded that seven out of 10 middle ...

Vaping safer than smoking cigarettes
Knoxville News Sentinel - August 3, 2016

This is to the smokers and nonsmokers out there. First I want to apologize if anyone who uses electronic cigarettes has given you a bad impression or left you with negative thoughts about vaping. … The next time you see a vaper, please ask us about these devices or stop by a local vape shop and they will be happy to share the truth with you.

Healthy Air Hermosa gives positive moniker to smoking ban in Hermosa Beach
Beach Reporter - August 3, 2016

Smoking tobacco and electronic cigarettes-or marijuana, for that matter-in any Hermosa Beach public area will soon be outlawed as city leaders mount a more aggressive campaign to try to snuff out the practice. The City Council voted 5-0 on Aug. 26 to expand a ban on smoking downtown, at beaches and public gatherings to include the entire city. Sidewalks, streets, plazas, bus shelters, public parking lots, parks, hiking and bike trails, skate parks, playgrounds, sports fields, farmers markets, festivals and other public areas will be off-limits to smokers when the law goes into effect at the end of August. …

City bans e-cigarette smoking
Daily Journal - August 3, 2016

Vaping and e-cigarettes will no longer be allowed in restaurants and public places in Franklin. Now, Franklin will join Greenwood and a growing list of communities that don't allow people to smoke e-cigarettes in the same places they can't smoke cigarettes and cigars.

Dear Stoner: What Can You Do With a Broken Vape Pen?
Westword - August 3, 2016

Let's hope that one day these hash pens reach a true level of consistency; I occasionally get one that leaks, too. You have several options with a leaky pen. If you want to vape the oil, you can buy a pen battery and refillable cartridge at a vape shop and try to siphon the oil from your disposable pen into the empty cartridge. …

E-cigarettes face new nationwide regulations next week [VIDEO]
KXAN.com - August 3, 2016

Starting next Monday, federal regulation of tobacco products will be extended to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. …

The science behind e-cigarettes
The Upcoming - August 3, 2016

The hard facts tend to lean in the favour of electronic cigarettes when we compare them with tobacco smoking. It has been made clear by many official channels ...

Letter: Prepare your kids to say "No" to e-cigarettes
The Republic - August 3, 2016

E-cigs and other vaping devices deliver nicotine and other harmful chemicals into the lungs using heat to produce a liquid aerosol or water vapor. Vaping ads ...

Emergency reconstructive surgery performed after e-cigarette explodes in person's face
KUAM.com - August 3, 2016

KUAM News has confirmed an incident involving an e-cigarette that exploded in someone's face on Tuesday. Visiting retinal surgeon Dr. Eugene Ng confirms he performed reconstructive surgery along with Dr. Gerry Castro earlier today. Dr. Ng said this is because the patient's eyeball was severely damaged, requiring reconstruction of the face and repair of the eyeball. …

Researchers Warn on E-Cigs [VIDEO]
News8000.com - WKBT - August 2, 2016

A study on E-Cigs released last week is shedding light on potential health risks. …

Another Illinois e-Cig retailer facing local ordinance issues
Illinois News Network - August 2, 2016

One council member voted against the rules changes because of the ventilation rule, claiming the vapor released by e-cigarettes has not been proven to be ...

Does vaping cause cancer? [VIDEO]
Fox 2 Detroit - August 2, 2016

Dr. Robert DiPilla joins us on the Nine to talk about the dangers of vaping and ... (WJBK) - Vaping has helped millions of people quit smoking, according to one ..

Global E-Cigarettes Market Analysis & 2016-2020 Forecasts with ...
Press Release Rocket - August 2, 2016

Electronic cigarettes, also known as E-cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), EC, e-cigs or PVs, are battery operated devices designed to ...

Electronic cigarette promotion rekindles former smokers' habit
News Ghana - August 2, 2016

Some of these ads look very much like people using a cigarette (and) probably just watching people using that motion doesnt help former smokers suppress their urges, White told News Limited on Tuesday.

New study provides more evidence of the obligation to regulate e-cigarettes
Buffalo News - August 2, 2016

For anyone needing further convincing that using electronic cigarettes is not a good idea, a new study details the dangers. It turns out that vapor from electronic cigarettes contains two previously undiscovered cancer-causing chemicals. As reported in the Washington Post, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found propylene glycol, an eye and respiratory irritant, and glycerin, a skin, eye and respiratory irritant, among 29 other chemicals released in e-cigarette vapor. As the author of the new study said, advocates of e-cigarettes counter that emissions are much lower than those from conventional cigarettes, so they consider smokers better off using e-cigs. Its a matter of degree, said Hugo Destaillats: Regular cigarettes are super unhealthy. E-cigarettes are just unhealthy. Tell that to young people who may be smoking fewer tobacco cigarettes but seem infatuated with electronic cigarettes.

Policy Options for the Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes: A consultation document
New Zealand Ministry of Health August 2, 2016

Electronic cigarettes (e cigarettes) are a relatively new and evolving product. Currently, the sale and supply of nicotine e cigarettes are prohibited, while smoked tobacco, which is more harmful for users, can be sold legally. Users obtain nicotine e cigarettes through importation and illegal local sales. The existing provisions for the regulation of e cigarettes, found primarily in the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 and the Medicines Act 1981, are not adequate. The legal status of e cigarettes is currently confusing and, as a consequence, the laws are not routinely enforced.

Govt considers legal sale of e-cigarettes
Radio New Zealand - August 2, 2016

The sale and supply of e-cigarettes could be made legal in this country under a new ... would be prohibited, along with their advertising and use in smokefree areas. ... was scientific consensus they were less harmful than tobacco cigarettes. ... for nicotine e-cigarettes to be legalised, and for cigarette taxes to be increased, ...

Anti-tobacco group: Smoking laws should cover e-cigs ($$)
McComb Enterprise Journal - August 1, 2016

Tabith Wilson of the Tobacco Free Coalition of Southwest Mississippi speaks to the McComb Exchange Club.

St. Albans council hears tobacco ordinance
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription) - August 1, 2016

In other action, council passed the first reading of an ordinance, read by City Attorney Riffee, amending Article 523, which would restrict where people can and cannot use tobacco within the city. Mayor Dick Callaway added that the restrictions would include smokeless tobacco and any product that contains nicotine.

E-Cigarette Makers Contending with New CPSC and FDA Regulations
JD Supra (press release) - August 1, 2016

Products like e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) have been under intense scrutiny in recent years from public health officials, legislators at all levels of government, and many other interested parties, including dozens of plaintiffs in lawsuits stemming from battery explosions and other injuries. Newly enacted Federal requirements for ENDS and their components and parts show that such scrutiny sometimes leads to legislative or administrative actions. Indeed, Summer 2016 could go down in infamy for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of this category of consumer products due to its confluence of new regulations from two major Federal agencies CPSC and FDA.

Change in the air as Hong Kong health bureau bids to ban e-cigarettes …
South China Morning Post - August 1, 2016

Improved organ donation, regulation of e-cigarettes and more assistance for breastfeeding mothers are top priorities in the next nine months, the health bureau's No 2 has revealed. …

Fresh analysis reveals probable carcinogens in e-cigarette vapour
Royal Society of Chemistry - August 1, 2016

The vapour from electronic cigarettes includes not only the carcinogens formaldehyde and acrolein, but also probable carcinogens like propylene oxide and ...

Cancer-Causing Toxins Found in E-Cigarettes
WAND - August 1, 2016

Berkeley, CA - Scientists have discovered two additional cancer causing toxins in the vapor of e-cigarettes. The chemicals, used to create artificial smoke ...

New FDA tobacco regulations stir help, harm debate
Winston-Salem Journal - August 1, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration is forging ahead with implementing a controversial set of new regulations on tobacco and nicotine products. The rules, made official May 5, are set to go into effect Aug. 8 for electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, cigars, hookahs (water pipes), pipe tobacco, nicotine gels and certain dissolvables. The agency's intent is clarifying the products' potential for causing or reducing public harm. …

James Beard Award Winning Chef Releases Line of Vape Juice
IT News Online - August 1, 2016

Cloudride is pleased to announce that it is bringing the first vape juice flavors created by a James Beard Award winning chef to market. Fully manufactured in New Jersey under cGMP conditions in a facility ran by veterans of Dow and Proctor & Gamble, Cloudride's mission is to deliver the best tasting and safest e-liquid to users of vaporizers and e-cigarettes around the world. …

Sen. Schumer Blasts FDA Over Recall Delays [VIDEO]
Tech Times - August 1, 2016

Also in May, Schumer called on the FDA to be stricter on e-cigarettes, telling the agency not only to investigate the cigarette alternative but also to issue a recall if ...

Utah teenager, 13, suffers burns to her face after trying out her older brother's e-cigarette that exploded in her hands
Daily Mail - July 30, 2016

A 13-year-old girl suffered burns to her face and hands after trying out her older brother's e-cigarette. Arianne Anderson, from Utah, was attempting to test out her 16-year-old brother's e-cigarette when it exploded in her face. 'I just put the battery in and twisted it back on and was getting ready to push the button, and it exploded,' Arianne told FOX 40. … Aaron Frazier of the Utah Smoke Free Association, told Fox that the situation occurred mainly because there was a lack of education. 'What happened with the young lady is certainly an unfortunate event,' he said, adding that electronic cigarettes and vapor products can be 'dangerous for somebody who doesn't know how to properly use them'. …

E-cigarette industry eyes bill for regulatory rollback
Duluth News Tribune - July 29, 2016

The effort to pass appropriations bills on time has all but collapsed because of controversial policy riders, but the e-cigarette industry and its allies view the likelihood of a catchall spending measure as a good thing. That's because of a provision tucked into the House bill that funds the Food and Drug Administration (HR 5054), which would let current e-cigarette products remain on sale without pre-market approval from the FDA. Supporters of the language think it is more likely to survive in an omnibus than a stand-alone bill funding the FDA. … Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, which represents small and medium-sized retailers in the vaping industry, thinks that could ...

Mum and 8-year-old son lucky to be alive after e-cigarette explodes setting room on fire
It wasn't even plugged in
Entertainment Daily - July 29, 2016

A mum and her young son are lucky to be alive after an e-cigarette exploded just feet away from them, setting the room on fire. … Jill managed to put the fire out, but was shocked to find out from fire crew that the fire was caused by a battery section in an e-cigarette. It became more shocking when she realised it wasn't even plugged in. …

E-Cigarette Explodes In Man's Face, Induces Potential E-Cig ...
Digital Journal - July 29, 2016

As per a local news story from VVNG.com, an Apple Valley man had to be airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center when an e-cigarette he was using exploded causing severe injury to his face. As per local police officials, calls similar to this type were being received at least once a week by their office. …

E Cigarette Explosion Injury Attorney California
The National Law Review - July 29, 2016

We are seeing a rising number of incidents where E-Cigarettes are malfunctioning, catching fire or even exploding and causing serious bodily injury. What started as an "alternative" to regular cigarettes, has now become a multi-billion dollar enterprise where these products are selling millions of units all over the world including California. …

Vaping Puts Potentially Cancerous Chemicals In User's Bodies
KHTS Radio - July 29, 2016

With at least eight vape shops in Santa Clarita, and hundreds ... Feldman added all vaping, even when done with non-nicotine vape juice, ...

Sheriff's case gets protective order
The Daily News Journal - July 29, 2016

MURFREESBORO - The judge in Sheriff Robert Arnold's JailCigs case granted an order Thursday to protect sensitive information within the prosecution's documented evidence. Arnold, his Uncle John Vanderveer and Joe Russell, the Sheriff's Office chief of accounting, face a 14-count federal indictment accusing them of illegally profiting from inmates through the sale of JailCigs, an electronic cigarettes business. …

New E-Cigarette Lounges in RI Claim Vaping is Healthy - Research and Critics Disagree
GoLocalProv - July 29, 2016

An e-cigarette "vaping" lounge with locations in Rhode Island - including the Providence Place Mall - is touting being a "healthy alternative" to help quit smoking, but national anti-smoking groups disagree, and a new study shows vapor from electronic cigarettes contains two previously undiscovered cancer-causing chemicals. "White Horse Vapor, a Rhode Island-based national leader in the growing vaping industry, celebrates its first anniversary as a successful national franchising company next month," said PR firm New Harbor Group …

New bill to place tax increase on vape products, cigarettes [VIDEO]
WTAJ - July 29, 2016

Pennsylvania's budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year is a done deal and it plans on raising taxes on tobacco and the vaping industry. A new bill passed by lawmakers--House Bill 1198--requires vape shop owners to pay an extra 40 percent wholesale tax on vapor products such as oils and e-cigarettes purchased. …

Use e-cigarettes? Moffitt Cancer Center wants you to be 'Forever Free'
R Street - July 28, 2016

The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, is recruiting smokers who vape (i.e., dual ... smoker-vapers to become fully abstinent rather than merely smoke-free. …

E-cigarettes emit more toxic chemicals as they age
TechNewsObserver - July 28, 2016

A new study has found that while e-cigarettes may be less harmful compared to regular cigarettes, they are toxic nonetheless and their toxicity increase as they ...

Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition and E-Vapor Industry Trade ...
The National Law Review - July 28, 2016

Resulting in what will be a virtual ban on many (if not all) vaping product categories is FDA's decision to force vaping product manufacturers into a Pre-Market ...

No Puffs About It: E-cigarettes Might Not be the Answer in Smoking Cessation Programs
EHS Today - July 28, 2016

While some companies work to improve worker health with smoke-free workplaces and cessation initiatives, a new study finds that using e-cigarettes as a method to quit might not be as healthy as previously thought. The breakdown of propylene glycol and glycerin, the two solvents most commonly found in most e-liquids, leads to emissions of toxic chemicals such as acrolein and formaldehyde, according to the study which was published in Environmental Science & Technology. …

Vaping helps smokers quit, but some vapes could be more toxic than others
Tech Insider - July 28, 2016

… According to a study published in Environmental Science and Technology on Wednesday, vapes with two coils are less toxic than vapes with one coil. "Emission rates ranged from tens to thousands of nanograms of toxicants per milligram of e-liquid vaporized, and they were significantly higher for a single-coil vs. a double-coil vaporizer," the study said. …

E-cig vapor releases two cancerous chemicals, new study says
Washington Post - July 28, 2016

E-cigs with one heating coil instead of two released higher amounts of chemicals ... A 2015 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found e-cigs give off ...

E-Cigarette Study Portends Lawsuits and Public-Use Bans
ValueWalk - July 28, 2016

A new study showing that e-cigarettes [e-cigs] emit two additional cancer-causing chemicals is likely to lead to law suits and to additional bans on the use of ...

BAT Sees Year of Good Earnings Growth
The tobacco company's first-half profit rose despite currency volatility, helped by results from associates and joint ventures
Wall Street Journal - July 28, 2016

… BAT test launched iFuse-a product that heats but doesn't burn tobacco allegedly making it less harmful for smokers-in Romania in May. In a Thursday interview Kingsley Wheaton, head of next generation products at BAT, said 2.3% of smokers in Bucharest already own iFuse. Mr. Wheaton said the company will roll the product out more broadly over the next 12 months but declined to say when or where. … Chief Executive Nicandro Durante said he believes three categories that will help BAT grow: vaping, medicinal licensed products and tobacco heating products. BAT already plays in all three with its Vype e-cigarettes, Voke nicotine inhaler and iFuse respectively. Next generation products is "a category that is going to grow very fast and BAT is very well positioned," said Mr. Durante. Still, he said combustible cigarettes will continue to make up the bulk of BAT's business for years to come and that the company has been able to raise prices while also taking share in markets that are still growing. …

E-cig liquid nicotine containers often mislabeled
Medical Xpress - July 28, 2016

Containers that hold liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes may not be labeled with the correct amount of nicotine, a new study says. And as many as two-thirds of these containers may not be child-resistant, the researchers found. Consuming even small amounts of liquid nicotine can harm a child, the scientists said. …

Lancaster County vape shops fear 40% tax could put them out of business ($$)
LancasterOnline - July 28, 2016

Kerry Medina said she will close her business before she writes the state a check for $40,000…

The hazards of e-liquids
St. Louis American - July 28, 2016

… To better understand the use of and children's household exposure to e-cigarettes and e-liquid, the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine surveyed almost 700 parents in 15 pediatric practice waiting rooms across the St. Louis area. The survey found that someone used e-cigarettes in one in eight households. In 68 percent of these households, both e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes were used. Among e-cigarette users, few parents were aware that e-cigarettes were addictive, and 40 percent did not want to stop using them. Three percent reported that a child had tried to drink e-liquid, most were unaware of risks to their children via ingestion or skin contact with e-liquid and a third of parents stored their e-liquid unsafely. Only 15 percent had talked to their children's pediatrician about e-cigarette use in their household. …

Want to smoke in Hermosa Beach? Starting next month, good luck
The Daily Breeze - July 28, 2016

Smoking tobacco and electronic cigarettes - or marijuana, for that matter - in any Hermosa Beach public area will soon be outlawed as city leaders mount a more aggressive campaign to try to snuff out the practice. The City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday night to expand a ban on smoking downtown, at beaches and public gatherings to include the entire city. Sidewalks, streets, plazas, bus shelters, public parking lots, parks, hiking and bike trails, skate parks, playgrounds, sports fields, farmers markets, festivals and other public areas will be off-limits to smokers when the law goes into effect at the end of August. …

Bad news, vapers: British doctors dont want to hand out e-cigarettes on prescription
Metro - July 27, 2016

Just 17% backed the idea with doctors voicing concerns about the long-term safety of 'vaping'. 'To my mind it is still smoking and we do not know the harm ...

Marquette County Board of Health approves update to Vaping Ordinance
UpperMichigansSource.com - July 27, 2016

The Marquette County Board of Health recommended an update to the county's Tobacco and Vaping Ordinance at their meeting Wednesday night. The ordinance update seeks to include vaping devices, such as e-cigarettes, within current regulations of tobacco products. … The ordinance update will now go to the Marquette County Board of Commissioners for approval. …

Study: E-cigs more dangerous for children [VIDEO]
WNCT - July 27, 2016

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics is showing e-cigarettes are becoming more dangerous for children. Between 2013 and 2015, the number of children under six poisoned by nicotine in e-cigs has risen by 1,500 percent. …

26-Year-Old Woman Burned In E-Cig Explosion, As Additional E ...
Digital Journal - July 27, 2016

It should be noted that the timeline developed by TheProductLawyers.com depicts 199 reported explosions of e-cigarettes since the time the devices were ...

Two studies raise new e-cigarette concerns
Consumer Affairs - July 27, 2016

A study by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that emissions from e-cigarettes are not consistent, affected by things like temperature, type, and age of the device. The say their discovery may prove helpful

E-cigarette study reports how to improve safety
Researchers give varying assessments, vaping spokesman says it's unreliable
The San Diego Union-Tribune - July 27, 2016

Electronic cigarettes could be made safer by improving control over their operating temperature and reducing deposits on heating elements, according to a study led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists. If the study's findings are confirmed, they could provide a way to get the potential benefits from being used as a smoking cessation device, while reducing the risk of exposing those who haven't smoked to significant new harm. This issue is being hotly debated by public health agencies and scientists.

A Hotter Vape Emits Higher Levels of Carcinogens, Study Shows
Motherboard - July 27, 2016

Some more advanced devices have two coils, which allow vapers to heat up more e-liquid in one puff, leading to a more flavorful, dense vaping experience. But there may be an added benefit to the extra coil: lower levels of toxins. A study published Wednesday in Environmental Science and Technology detected 31 harmful chemicals emitted from vape devices, but found that a double-coil vape produced much lower emissions than a single-coil device, even when they tried different e-liquids.

Study Finds More Chemical Causes For Concern In E-Cigarette Vapor
WBUR - July 27, 2016

As the debate over the safety of e-cigarettes smolders on, one new study suggests their vapor contains even more chemicals than previously thought, though at ...

Belfast woman's electronic cigarette 'bursts into flames'
BBC News - July 27, 2016

A Belfast woman has told the BBC's Evening Extra programme how her electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) burst into flames while charging in her kitchen.

Is vaping safe for teens?
Lincoln Journal Star - July 27, 2016

More alarming was that when asked what they were inhaling when vaping, more than 60 percent reported that they were vaporizing just flavoring, not realizing e-cigarettes contain nicotine.

More evidence that e-cigarettes pollute the air and expose bystanders
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education July 26, 2016

Jan Czogala and colleagues just published Secondhand exposure to vapors from electronic cigarettes in Nicotine and Tobacco Research in which they measured the air pollution produced by e-cigarettes using both smoking machines and, more important, actual use by people in the same room.

Smoking, vaping banned in Anchorage's Town Square Park
Alaska Dispatch News - July 26, 2016

Smoking and vaping are now banned in downtown's Town Square Park, following approval by the Anchorage Assembly Tuesday night. The vote reversed a June rejection of the ban. Assembly members Tim Steele and Bill Starr decided to change their votes, leading to a 7-4 vote in favor of the measure Tuesday. Smoking tobacco or using electronic cigarettes in the plaza can now lead to a $100 fine, though the ban does not extend to the Alaska Center Performing Arts property just to the west.

Vaping could lead to smoking real cigarettes-study
Inquirer.net - July 26, 2016

Smoking electronic cigarette, or vaping, has become the new alternative for people looking to distance themselves from the traditional cigarettes. A recent study ...

US government agency suddenly requires child-proofing immediately
ECigIntelligence - July 25, 2016

We will be exploring its impact over the next week, and note that the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) is already seeking legal advice on its ...

Concerns over survey on benefits of e-cigs
The Star Online - July 26, 2016 (Malaysia)

"Among the 27% that didn't quit, the average consumption of cigarettes dropped ... Dr Farsalinos said whether e-cigs were a pharmaceutical, tobacco or consumer ... as a consumer product but with restrictions like banning its sale to minors. …

Deputy sheriff plan splits commission
The Daily News Journal - July 26, 2016

... accounting, face a 14-count federal indictment accusing them of illegally profiting from inmates through the sale of JailCigs, an electronic cigarettes business.

Ouster Suit Is Unlikely Against Indicted Rutherford Co. Sheriff
NewsChannel5.com - July 26, 2016

Moments earlier he faced a judge on 14 criminal counts related to money made on electronic cigarettes sold in the Rutherford County jail. A trial date was set for ...

Las Vegas man files lawsuit over exploding e-cigarette battery
Las Vegas Review-Journal - July 26, 2016

A year ago, a 32-year-old Las Vegas man walked into a southeast valley vape store, bought a Samsung battery for his e-cigarette and went shopping with a friend. Later the same day, the battery exploded in Kendall Tanouye's pocket, sending him to the …

E-cigarette ordinance in Garner
KIMT 3 - July 26, 2016

GARNER, Iowa - A new ordinance in Garner now bans the use of electronic smoking devices, like e-cigarettes, in public places that already ban tobacco.

EP City Council bans electronic cigarettes, may consider vape shop
Chillicothe (IL) Times-Bulletin - July 26, 2016

EAST PEORIA - City officials will review whether to specifically exempt electronic cigarette shops and stores from an ordinance banning the use of the cigarettes in public places. The ordinance that was approved by the City Council on July 19 is unclear …

Idaho Witnesses First E-Cigarette Explosion As E-Cig Lawsuit ...
Digital Journal - July 26, 2016

Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman are currently looking to assist those who have been affected by explosive e-cigarettes. Attorneys such as Marc Freund are ...

E-cigarettes: Good news, bad news
Harvard Health (blog) - July 25, 2016

Americans are confused about electronic cigarettes. A recent poll showed that the public was about evenly split between those who thought that electronic ...

Most e-cigarette labels wrong about nicotine content
Financial Express - July 25, 2016

The study examined products purchased from North Dakota retail stores selling e-cigarettes, but not required to have a tobacco retail license. (Reuters).

UCLA Report Examines Demographics Of Young Vapers
KPBS - July 25, 2016

A growing number of American teenagers are using e-cigarettes. A new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research offers a close look at the ...

Confusion still reigns over e-cigs
AsiaOne - July 25, 2016

E-cigarettes are displayed at Gone With the Smoke Vapor Lounge on May 5, ... Britain is doing the barest minimum but Poland and Spain are adding a ban on .... warning labels, as well as bans on sampling and modified exposure claims.

E-Cig Explosion Victim Loses Eye As Potential E-Cigarette Lawsuit ...
Digital Journal - July 25, 2016

Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman are currently looking to assist those who have been affected by explosive e-cigarettes. Attorneys such as Marc Freund are ...

Cedarville researchers test 'juice' for e-cigarettes ($$)
Dayton (OH) Daily News - July 24, 2016

Associate professor of chemistry Nathan Hnatiuk led a research team of four students who tested two brands of e-cigarette liquid, or juice - Ruthless and NicQuid.

Up In Smoke: Legislation vaporizes Indiana e-cig shops
nwitimes.com - July 24, 2016

E-cigarettes can be used as an aid in quitting smoking, but some people smoke ... testing of the product, limits ingredients in e-liquids and bans sales to minors.

Vapes Are Banned At the Democratic Convention, Welcome to ...
Gizmodo - July 23, 2016

First the Democrats took away all our guns, and now they want to take away all our e-cigarettes. Back in the good old days, the presidential nominees were ...

FDA now regulating more tobacco products
Muncie Star Press - July 23, 2016

The big news is that the rule includes e-cigarettes. The rule will have profound effects on this industry that was forecast to potentially reach $50 billion in sales by ...

E-cigarette nicotine labels not always accurate
ScienceDaily - July 22, 2016

A study found that 51 percent of labels on e-cigarette liquid nicotine containers from 16 North Dakota stores don't accurately reflect the levels of nicotine found in the products. In one instance, actual nicotine levels were 172 percent higher than labe

Not blowing smoke
Business Observer (Sarasota, FL) - July 22, 2016

"We've had the same goal since we started in 2009," Stamler says, "and that's to help people switch from smoking cigarettes."...Nicopure has taken an industry-focused leadership role in response to the regulations. A big step is a lawsuit the company …

Illinois Car Fire Caused By E-Cigarette Explosion, As E-Cig Lawsuit ...
Digital Journal - July 22, 2016

In other cases, victims have been significantly injured when their e-cigs exploded and caught fire. Typical injuries can include severe burns, cuts, lacerations, ...

E-Cig Explosion Injures Oklahoma City Teen, As E-Cigarette ...
Digital Journal - July 22, 2016

The owner of the Oklahoma City Vapor Lounge stated that many first-time users are not aware of the risks at all and what could happen while using e-cigs.

Lockport approves vaping regulations
The Herald-News - July 22, 2016

According to Benson, Lockport has 22 businesses with tobacco licenses, not ... The zoning amendments passed, 7-1, Benson said, with Deskin as the lone 'no' ...

Sellers of faulty vape devices may be liable
San Francisco Examiner - July 21, 2016

Why do e-cigarettes explode? If someone is burned, what are their legal rights?" A: Lisa, the use of e-cigarettes, e-pens, e-pipes, e-hookah and e-cigars is seen ...

Think e-cigs are safe for kids? You'll think twice after reading this
Miami Herald - July 21, 2016

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have become so popular that they surpassed conventional cigarettes as the most commonly used tobacco product among ...

Sheriff Robert Arnold's uncle gets protective order in JailCigs case
The Daily News Journal - July 21, 2016

... the Sheriff's Office, face a 14-count indictment accusing them of illegally profiting from inmates through the sale of JailCigs, an electronic cigarettes business. …

Altria urges FDA to loosen planned e-cig regulations for public ...
GoDanRiver.com - July 20, 2016

... loosen its planned tightened restrictions on electronic cigarettes and vaporizers even though its MarkTen brand could be a major beneficiary of the squeeze. …

East Peoria is first downstate community to ban 'vaping' in public
The State Journal-Register - July 20, 2016

"With complaints about electronic smoking devices in public places on the rise ... The council in February banned the use of e-cigarettes on city-owned property.

Electronic Cigarettes Not the Answer to Quitting Smoking ...
Digital Journal - July 20, 2016

The rise in usage of electronic cigarettes has been nothing short of spectacular over the past five years. At first decried by the medical community and following ...

Jennifer Jo Cobb & Westside Vapor Team Up for Eldora
SportsBlog.com (blog) - July 20, 2016

OFFICIAL RELEASE - Mooresville, NC (July 18, 2016) - WestsideVapor.com, an Ohio-based E-Cigarette company with dozens of Vapor Station ...

Vaping
KRCU - July 20, 2016

The problem is that, according Dr. Tom Freidan, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, e-cigs still contain nicotine and nicotine is ...

E-Cigarette Smokers Need More Breaks At Work and Separate ...
Newsweek - July 19, 2016

Public Health England (PHE) has urged workplaces to stop "vapers" from ... across the U.K. to designate "vaping" rooms for e-cigarette users, ... Companies have also been told to give members of staff who vape extra breaks.

Clean air and e-cigarettes
Catskill Daily Mail - July 20, 2016

... tolerance for involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke in other places and ... "Using e-cigarettes in places where smoking traditional tobacco products is ...

Huntington to hold public hearing on bill to limit vape bars
Newsday - July 20, 2016

The Huntington Town Board will hold a public hearing next month on a proposal that would limit where hookah lounges and vape bars may ...

PRINCETON: Health board proposes licensing retailers that sell e ...
Packet Online - July 20, 2016

There has not been one for e-cigarettes," said board of health chairman Dr. George ... sell tobacco products, of which seven also sell electronic smoking devices.

City council to vote on proposed e-cig, vaping ban
Daily Journal - July 20, 2016

On Monday, the Franklin city council introduced a proposal that would add e-cigarettes and vaping to the city's smoking ban. Currently, the ban includes ..

Tobacco products no longer allowed at West Lafayette parks
wlfi.com - July 19, 2016

The purpose is to protect people from secondhand smoke and keep the ... The ban includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco.

Ann Arbor's move to raise tobacco purchase age may conflict with ...
MLive.com - July 19, 2016

The proposed ordinance is being brought forward by Council Member Julie ... giving or furnishing any electronic smoking device to a person under 21. ... "I realize in other states and other communities, they've adopted ordinances like this.

They're Far from Harmless, but E-Cigarettes Can Get People off Tobacco / They are undoubtedly harmful but far better than tobacco products
Scientific American - July 19, 2016

pragmatic health professionals will see the chance to get many smokers to quit smoking tobacco as a big step in the right direction. They are right, too. My father died from lung cancer caused by cigarettes at the age of 63, after nearly half a century of

The Q&A: Maria Cooper
Texas Tribune - July 18, 2016

Maria Cooper is a postdoctoral fellow at the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science on ... how exposure to e-cigarette marketing among youth was linked to using e-cigarettes. ... For traditional cigarettes, there are certain bans on advertising in ...

Putting Restrictions on Vaping
CIproud.com - July 18, 2016

City council will discuss the proposed ordinance at its meeting Tuesday night, which outlines the places acceptable for vaping or smoking e-cigarettes.

School board to consider e-cigarette ban
Hammond Daily Star - July 18, 2016

The Tangipahoa Parish School Board will consider a policy change that would bar e-cigarettes on school campuses...said using e-cigarettes or "vaping" has increasingly become an issue at schools, with principals unsure of how to address it. He said student...

Senator seeks answers from FDA on e-cigarette regulations
Winston-Salem Journal - July 18, 2016

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., sent Friday a third letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf that expressed his frustrations about the agency providing "inadequate responses" to the regulatory oversight questions he posed May 17. Johnson is chairman of the

Tobacco companies drop nearly $17 million into anti-tax campaign
Sacramento Bee - July 18, 2016

Altria contributed $10.8 million through its subsidiary companies: Marlboro-maker Philip Morris; cigar brand John Middleton Co and e-cigarette brand NuMark.

'Cool, fun factor' motivates e-cigarette use in teens
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com) - July 18, 2016

The novelty factor of e-cigarettes is the key motivation for their use by adolescents, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "While e-cigarettes are frequently used as devices for smoking cessation in adults, we fo

We Asked the Inventor of the E-Cigarette What He Thinks About ...
Motherboard - July 18, 2016

I truly understood smoking's harm to my health, so after awhile I thought ... However I also feel that this might put more restrictions on the innovation side which ...

Prohibit public use of e-cigarettes
St. Cloud Times - July 16, 2016

Half of all Minnesotans are now protected from secondhand exposure to the harmful chemicals in e-cigarette aerosol. A total of 21 counties and 30 cities have ...

Lawsuit: Exploding e-cigarette battery burns Delaware man
The News Journal - July 15, 2016

A Bear man received second-degree burns to his leg and had to undergo skin graft surgery after an electronic cigarette battery exploded in his pocket, according ...

Major Cigar And Tobacco Industry Associations File Suit Against FDA's Deeming Rule
Cigar Association of America - July 15, 2016

The three major cigar and tobacco industry associations filed suit Friday against the United States Food and Drug Administration's "Deeming Rule." The Cigar Association of America, International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association, and the Cigar...

Studies Begin to Reveal Dangers of E-Cigarettes
Legal Examiner - July 15, 2016

One of the most dangerous things about e-cigarettes is that we do not know how dangerous they might be. … The study reports that vaping electronic cigarettes alters genes in the respiratory tract just as regular tobacco cigarettes. The changes brought about by the ...

CDC: One in six Americans use tobacco products
WWMT-TV - July 15, 2016

... are still the most commonly used tobacco product, young people 18 to 24 reported the highest use of newer products, including electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigarettes Aerosols Damage Oral Cells in Laboratory
Medscape - July 15, 2016

Aerosols from electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) affect biomarkers in oral cells in laboratory cultures, suggesting an increased risk for diseases such as oral cancer, researchers say. … Dr Messadi, a professor of dentistry at the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues published the finding May 25 in PLOS One. …

E-Cigarettes Could Cut Smoking Deaths 21 Percent
Newsmax - July 15, 2016

E-cigarettes could lead to a 21 percent drop in deaths from smoking-related diseases in those born after 1997, according to a study published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. The study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Cancer Institute and the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network, found that under most plausible scenarios e-cigarettes and other vapor products have a generally positive public health impact. … The study distinguishes between youths who vape who would not otherwise have taken up any nicotine product, and those who vape, who would otherwise have smoked cigarettes. When both those populations are taken into account, the benefit outweighs the harm, according to the study. …

Public health benefits of e-cigarette use tend to outweigh the harms
Science Daily - July 15, 2016

A modeling study by top tobacco control experts finds that e-cigarettes are likely to provide public health benefits based on "conservative estimates" of the likely uptake of vaping and smoking by adolescents and young adults. …

Madvapes Opens First Franchise Store In Knoxville, Tennessee!
PR Newswire - July 15, 2016

With goals to maintain a similar pace over the next 12 months and beyond, Madvapes plans to expand into several more states and Europe in the upcoming months. Madvapes positions itself in the market by providing the finest selection of products to a wide

Vaping helps public health, study finds
The San Diego Union-Tribune - July 14, 2016

Electronic cigarettes probably improve public health, according to a study released Thursday by an international team of researchers. Smoking-related deaths ...

Indiana attorney general defends state ATC against vaping product plaintiffs
Legal News Line - July 14, 2016

... regulations on liquid manufacturing used in electronic smoking devices. ... Act. The state disagrees, stating federal laws do not preempt its statute. ... the chairman of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC).

E-cig Ordinance
Kokomo Herald (press release) - July 14, 2016

Many workers in our county are still exposed to tobacco smoke in the workplace, and we have no city or county law that adds e-cigarettes to our smoke-free laws ...

E-Cigarettes Are Not Good Option for Smokers Looking to Quit ...
Lung Disease News - July 14, 2016

Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill strongly oppose suggestions that doctors should routinely recommend e-cigarettes as an ...

Massachusetts Man's E-Cig Explodes In Hotel Room, As E-Cigarette ...
Digital Journal - July 14, 2016

According to a local CBS Boston affiliate, on Saturday, July 2, 2016, a 47-year-old man sustained severe burns to his left hand, when his e-cigarette exploded in the early morning while charging. Firefighters arrived at the hotel at about 3 a.m. and found minor smoke and fire damage to the victim's room. At the time the victim was being treated at the hotel for second-degree burns to his left hand. This incident is the third e-cigarette explosion accident in Massachusetts to date, and the 81st e-cig explosion in 2016 so far, indicated by TheProductLawyers.com in their detailed e-cigarette explosion timeline. …

Health: Study suggests vaping can harm the heart, but it's far from proven
South Bend Tribune - July 14, 2016

Chemicals in e-cigarette vapor produce short-term signs of potential cardiovascular harm, according to a recently published study that opens up a new front in ...

E-Cigarette Explosion Lawsuit Cases Increase, As California Woman Claims Exploding E-Cig Caused Devastating Car Fire
Digital Journal - July 13, 2016

… A report from VVNG.com detailed the recent explosion in Victorville, stating that a local woman's car was destroyed by a car fire that resulted from her e-cigarette exploding while she was visiting her friend. Thankfully, the woman did not sustain any injuries, and she described the incident stating "I went outside to my car and it was completely filled with smoke!" The victim was surprised when she learned that her vape box likely caused the accident, and hopes other users will keep their e-cigs out of hot areas, similar to that of her car. …

A Gawker Guide to Vaping at Your Party Convention [VIDEO]
Gawker - July 13, 2016

As next week's Republican National Convention approaches, officials in Cleveland continue to field questions about what firearms attendees can openly carry (only real ones) and where they can carry them (only outside the convention hall), but, so far, the liberal media has failed to grill the powers that be about a much purer symbol American liberty: the humble e-cigarette. To rectify this, Gawker asked organizers of the Republican and Democratic conventions to clarify their events' vaping policies. Here is what we found. … Asked to respond to the convention policies, Gregory Conley, president of the industry-funded American Vaping Association, said that banning possession of vapor products "is a slap in the face to the millions of Americans who have quit smoking by vaping." …

The perfect time to update your employee manual
Powersports Business (press release) (blog) - July 13, 2016

… Smoking policies: With the popularity of electronic cigarettes, employers are finding that such devices create different and unique issues. Specifically, complaints of employee health concerns, allergies and other sensitivities can be attributed to e-cigarettes. As a result, you should update your dealership's smoking policies to include the use of electronic cigarettes. …

San Marcos to license tobacco, vape retailers
The San Diego Union-Tribune - July 13, 2016

Stores that sell tobacco or electronic cigarettes in San Marcos must now get a special license from the city - a move aimed at keeping the products away from people too young to buy them. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to require any shop that sells tobacco or vaping products to get a city-issued "tobacco retail license." Vaping devices - which deliver nicotine and come in an array of flavors - don't use tobacco, but the San Marcos law still applies to them. … California already requires tobacco vendors to obtain a special retail license, and more than 100 cities - including San Diego, Solana Beach, El Cajon and Vista - have supplemented that with their own ordinances. California also recently expanded its tobacco rules to include electronic cigarettes….





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