FDA Announces Plans to Regulate E-Liquids in Near Future

Last spring, the Food and Drug Administration released a regulatory proposal for electronic cigarettes, but so far, no official rules have been authorized. However, the FDA is obviously still toying with the idea because this week, they announced the intention to regulate e-liquids. The FDA claimed...

India Threatens Jail Time to Ecig Importers and Distributors

India has a major problem with tobacco use. In fact, health experts have predicted that there will be 1.5 million tobacco related deaths in India by 2020 if nothing changes. Unfortunately, India’s lawmakers aren’t making it easy for smokers to quit. They have a zero tolerance policy for...

The Battle of Opinions Rages On in New York’s Vaping War

Electronic cigarette users in New York often find themselves in dicey situations. While the state does not explicitly ban vaping in places where smoking is prohibited, many nonsmokers assume that’s the way it should be. This has resulted in a lot of disputes in the past year and now lawmakers are...

American Medical Association Calls for FDA to Change Vaping Age Limits

Across most of the United States, you must be 18 years old to buy a pack of cigarettes. Most states also have laws in place to ban the sale of ecigs to minors. However, the American Medical Association believes that the legal age to buy e-cigarettes needs to be increased to 21. The AMA wants to...

Will the FDA Cave to Demands From Crooked Politicians?

When you read the latest news coming out of any state, you will undoubtedly see something related to electronic cigarettes. In most cases, the headlines show bans, criticisms, or concerns, often coming from politicians that have never held an electronic cigarette or even read a basic article about...

Survey Reveals that 10 Percent of Americans Use Ecigs

The ecig industry is booming and now a new Reuters poll is giving us a better look at the recent growth. According to the survey, 10 percent of Americans now use electronic cigarettes, a massive spike from 2.6 percent of vapers in 2013. So why are people suddenly flocking to ecigs? What is...

No More Using E-Cigarettes in Public Places in Wales

Aside from eliminating tobacco and tar, one of the biggest benefits of switching to electronic cigarettes is the freedom to use them indoors. However, that privilege could seen disappear for ecig users in Wales. A new law would outlaw vaping in all public places including restaurants, bars,...

Former Health Expert from WHO Recommends Vaping to Smokers

The World Health Organization (WHO) has historically taken a hard line against electronic cigarettes and been hesitant to tolerate them, much less offer any kind of endorsements. But former WHO health expert, Dr. Derek Yach, believes it’s time for that to change. Yach now serves as the head of...

Walking Away From Cigarettes Has Become Harder Than Ever

Over the past 25 years plenty of things have changed. We have suffered through economic hardships and financial blessings. As a nation we have followed 4 different presidents. We have also seen the commercialization of the Internet as well as the advent of social media and social networking....

New Research Links Smoking to Increased Suicide Risk

We’ve all heard the reports about how smoking can causes strokes, heart disease, and cancer. However, some new research has surfaced that points to another sinister threat from tobacco use. After examining the causes of death among more than 100,000 smokers, researchers have found that smoking...

North Carolina Lawmakers Vote to Require Warning Labels on Eliquid

North Carolina has historically taken a hard line against electronic cigarettes. Lawmakers have already instituted ecig taxes and age verification requirements. Now they are pushing for a new legislation that would require all eliquids to be sold in child proof packaging with warning labels. As...

E-Cigs Are Only Dangerous Under “Extreme” Conditions

There has been a lot of media hype surrounding claims that ecigarettes can produce formaldehyde, a toxic chemical often associated with smoking. However, now a new study by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos reveals that ecigs will only produce harmful levels of formaldehyde under “extreme...

Do Certain E-Liquid Flavors Irritate Your Lungs?

Have you ever noticed that vaping with certain flavors leaves your lungs feeling a little raw and irritated? This is a common occurrence for vapers and most people attribute it to sensitivity to propylene glycol and they just switch to eliquids made from vegetable glycerin instead. Now new research...

Vape Shop Owner Works to Promote Fair Ecig Legislation

When rumors started swirling that anti-vaping legislation was on the way, Illinois vape shop owner Dirk Critser decided to take action. Critser is the owner of 309 Vapers, the only ecig shop in Galesburg and he runs it with help from his girlfriend and mom. Back in February, Critser heard that...

No More Flavored Ecigs in Sonoma County

The vote was unanimous this week in Sonoma. The City Council has officially approved the Tobacco Retailers Licensing Ordinance, which is essentially an indirect route to classifying ecigs as tobacco products and banning flavored ecigs and eliquids. That’s right… Sonoma vapers can kiss their...

Art Teacher Turned Ecig Entrepreneur: Meet “The Vapor Girl”

For 21 years, Victoria Sylvestre spent her days in a classroom giving art lessons and teaching various art techniques to high school students. But several years ago, she decided it was time for a change. She had recently discovered ecigs in an effort to quit smoking and she wanted to launch her own...

New Survey Examines Why People Choose to Use Ecigarettes

When Richmond vape shop Avail Vapor saw that the FDA was still questioning how to regulate ecigs, they decided to get involved. They set up a survey to ask local vapers about their motivations for using ecigs and how vaping impacted their tobacco habits. After collecting answers from 8,500...

No New Vape Shops in Victor, New York for Six Months

As lawmakers worry about the impact of vaping on local teens, some cities are making their own rules. In Victor, New York, that means a new ban on vape shops for the next six months while they determine appropriate vaping legislation for the area. The six-month ban came after a new ecig shop called...

World Famous Health Experts Give Public Defense of Ecigarettes

Most of the time, the media features stories of health experts that are speculating about potential risks of electronic cigarettes. So what happens when the scientists that have actually studied vaping speak out? The answer might surprise you. Take a look at the following comments from five experts...

Ontario Says Goodbye to Menthols and Flavored Tobacco

With rising concern about the number of teens using tobacco products, Ontario lawmakers are cracking down with a new “Making Healthier Choices Act”. The new laws will give Ontario the most stringent tobacco policies in Canada. If the bill passes legislation, it will completely ban flavored...