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Outraged Metro Passengers Turn to Local Media to Stop Vaping on the Train

Riding public transportation is never a picnic, but some passengers on the Metro say the ride is nearly unbearable thanks to the sudden increase in ecig users. While tobacco use is banned on the Metro, passengers are free to use their electronic cigarettes both on the boarding platforms and during...

Study Reveals that Fear of Weight Gain Keeps Women Chained to Cigarettes

We all know that smoking is bad for your health. It’s an unavoidable truth when you see graphic ads on television and hear constant warnings from your doctor. Unfortunately, many women choose to ignore the risks and continue lighting up because they fear that weight gain would be inevitable if...

Regulations Still On Hold as FDA Sponsors New Ecig Research

The vaping world has been waiting with baited breath to see how the FDA would regulate electronic cigarettes, but it appears that we will have to wait a little longer. This week, news broke that the FDA is sponsoring a new study at the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Tobacco Research and...

DC Lawmakers Want to Raise the Legal Smoking Age to 21

In the United States, you only have to be 18 years old to enlist in the military or vote in an election. But you have to be 21 if you want to buy alcohol. Now lawmakers in Washington DC are debating about how old you should be before you can buy cigarettes or even tobacco-free ecigs. Council member...

March Sales Data Reveals Surge in Ecig Sales

Despite a lot of uncertainty about future regulations, smokers are still flocking towards electronic cigarettes. Recent sales data from Nielson revealed that sales were up substantially in March, with convenience stores reporting a 51.6 percent increase in unit sales. On the other hand, the prices...

Electronic Cigarettes Spur Heated Debate in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has been the epicenter of several contentious political debates over the years, but now there is a new controversy that is brewing and it has everything to do with electronic cigarettes. Republican representative Joel Kleefisch is the lead sponsor for a bill that would keep local...

Hawaii Vapers Now Facing 80 Percent Tax on Ecigs

Hawaii’s lawmakers are obviously more interested in making money than protecting public health. Otherwise, why would they penalize electronic cigarettes for helping people quit smoking? This week, the Hawaii state leaders unanimously voted in a new 80 percent tax on ecigs. The new bill classifies...

CDC Spends $68 Million to Convince You to Quit Vaping

The Centers for Disease Control has been delivering a hard hitting message about tobacco use through their “Tips from Former Smokers” campaign. The tips feature stories of former smokers who experienced major consequences after using tobacco: loss of limbs, lung disease, and even cancer. On...

World’s Leading Health Experts Launch Public Defense of Ecigarettes

On Friday, some of the world’s leading health experts came together to discuss the growing electronic cigarette industry. Typically in this scenario, we see a lot of talk about the merits of regulation and unending criticism of ecigs, but this time things were different. The health experts...

Should Online Ecig Sales Be Outlawed?

A handful of public health advocates are pushing for online ecig sales to be banned after reports surfaced that teens were buying ecigs online without any problems. According to UNC Chapel Hill’s Rebecca Williams, around a million teens bought ecigs, cigars, and smokeless tobacco online in 2012....

Asheville Rejects Science and Bans Ecigs Across the City

Tucked in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, Asheville is a melting pot of artists, professionals, and free thinkers. The city has a well known “hippie” vibe, but the City Council is pushing for change and they are starting with a ban on electronic cigarettes, despite their immense...

What Happens When Scientists Compare Cigarette Smoke and Ecig Vapor in the Lab?

As more and more public places move towards vaping bans, a lot of health experts say that we just don’t know enough about electronic cigarettes to allow them. But the truth is that we know more than the mainstream media is telling you. In fact, there have been hundreds of studies conducted on how...

Two-Thirds of Smokers Will Die From Tobacco Related Causes

Everyone knows that smoking is dangerous, but do you know just how deadly it can be? Even casual smoking can do major damage to your health and now the latest research shows that two-thirds of smokers will die from tobacco related causes. Investigators from the National Centre for Epidemiology and...

Victory: British Association of Adoption and Fostering Changes Ecig Policy

Earlier this week, we told you the devastating story of a British couple that was denied the opportunity to adopt because a social worker saw the husband using an electronic cigarette. This story has caused such an uproar of protests from vapers worldwide that the British Association of Adoption...

Social Worker Says Couple Cannot Adopt Because of Ecig Use

There is a serious shortage of foster parents in the world today and there are even fewer families that are willing to adopt a child out of the foster care system. In England, there are more than 69,000 kids in the system and many of those will wait indefinitely to find a forever family. That’s...

First Vaping Tribunal Warns Employers to Develop New Ecig Rules

In most workplaces around the world, smoking is prohibited, but few employers have developed a separate policy to dictate whether ecigs can be used in the workplace. Most of the time, employers assume that workers will know that no smoking also means no vaping, but that is not necessarily the case....

Vaping Advocates Fight Back Against EU’s E-Cigarette Money Grab

Despite more than enough research to prove that electronic cigarettes are an effective way to quit smoking, the European Union wants to impose a new “sin tax” that would level the playing field between Big Tobacco and ecig companies. After news of the new tax hike proposal was released, public...

San Francisco Bans Ecigs On All Trains

This week, the directors of San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) voted unanimously to ban electronic cigarettes in all stations and on board the city’s trains. Until now, passengers were free to vape on public transportation, but directors claim that they were getting an onslaught of...

British Airways Employee Interrogated For Traveling With an Ecig

British Airways is taking drastic measures to protect employees and passengers after a terrifying event in the Middle East. According to reports from the Mirror, a crew member faced a heated interrogation by border patrol agents in Qatar after he attempted to bring his e-cigarette into the country....