E-Cigarette News

E-Cigs Face Massive Tax Hike in Philly
Last month, Philadelphia added a grueling $2 per pack tax on cigarettes that left many smokers flocking to local vape shops. But now, city officials are setting their sights on ecigs as a potential new money maker. Today, councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown announced that she will push for a... Read more
Study Shows UK Smoking Rates Hit All Time Low
In the UK, smoking has been a cultural fixture for decades. But with the rise of electronic cigarettes, everything is changing. As thousands of British smokers transition to vaping, researchers are seeing the difference. Now a new study reveals that UK smoking has hit a historic low, with only... Read more
UK Grants Official Approval to Ecig Advertising on TV
Ecigs have created a lot of controversy in the past year, but in the UK it seems like the tide is turning and acceptance is just around the corner. This week, the Committee of Advertising Practice gave official approval for ecig companies to start advertising on television. In the... Read more
British American Tobacco Wants Medicinal Regulation for Ecigs
British American Tobacco is the fifth largest tobacco company in the world today. After recently growth of the ecig industry, BAT decided to invest in Nicoventures, a new vaping subsidiary.  As they work to open doors for their own ecig brand to succeed, the tobacco giant is pushing Australian... Read more
Disneyland Pushes Vapers Back to the Smoking Section
When a smoker makes the courageous decision to put away tobacco and try vaping as an alternative, there are a lot of positive changes that happen. Beyond the fact that you eliminate thousands of lethal carcinogens, you also gain your social life. You are no longer forced outside when... Read more
Open System Vaporizers Now Dominate the Ecig Market
According to Market Watch, traditional electronic cigarettes that look a lot like cigarettes are no longer the industry’s leading assets. Instead, open system vaporizers that allow users to have a more customized experience are dominating the vaping world.  The tank style ecigs are now selling $500 million more per... Read more
FDA Plans to Host a Workshop About Vaping in December
If you have been following the vaping news lately, you know that the whole ecig world is waiting with baited breath to see what the FDA’s next move will be with electronic cigarette regulations. Apparently, things are still up in the air for regulators and now the FDA is... Read more
New Study Finds Regular E-Cig Use is Rare Among Teens
Electronic cigarette critics seem to focus on the same old arguments over and over. Their favorite talking point is about how ecigs attract children and teenagers. There have been numerous claims that vaping is advertised to attract young people, but is there any real truth to these statements? Action... Read more
BAT’s New Nicotine Inhaler Approved as Medicinal Product
At first glance, it looks just like an electronic cigarette, but Voke is actually a nicotine inhaler. British American Tobacco has managed to sidestep the ecig industry competition by pushing out this new nicotine replacement product and gaining quick licensure to sell it as a medicinal product in the... Read more
Big Tobacco Wants a Ban on Ecig Tanks to Protect American Health
We all know that Big Tobacco is more than willing to play dirty if that’s what it takes to make a buck. After all, these companies have made their fortune from selling poison to millions of people. Just when we thought the tobacco giants couldn’t be any dirtier, they... Read more
Cloud Competitions: Good for the Vaping Movement, Or Creating a Detrimental Image?
As e-cigs become increasingly popular, vapers are going to extreme limits to create the largest, densest clouds from their vaporizers.  For vapers who want to get the most out of their devices, they’re altering the stock parts on their vapes and replacing them with other materials with the hopes... Read more
London Experts Criticize World Health Organization For Ecig Lies
When the World Health Organization finally issued a public statement about electronic cigarettes, the whole world took their stance seriously. But a group of health experts from London is now claiming that the WHO lied and misrepresented the actual facts about how electronic cigarettes impact public health. In an... Read more
New Orleans University Students Fight to Keep Ecigs on Campus
After a new statewide resolution was introduced in 2013, universities across Louisiana have been working to ban tobacco and stop co-eds from smoking on campus. As each university determines how to implement the new college smoking bans, some have chosen to also prohibit vaping, while others are ignoring ecigs... Read more
American Heart Association Offers Mixed Response to Ecigs
As the world’s most prestigious public health experts continue to weigh in on the ecig issue, the American Heart Association has finally released their official position on vaping. After years of pushing smokers to quit using tobacco, the AHA was slow to even acknowledge electronic cigarettes, much less condone... Read more
Cardiologist Exposes Ecig Lies and Demands Truth From WHO
This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been a hot topic among vapers after the supposed global health experts condemned electronic cigarettes as dangerous. Now a world renowned cardiologist from Greece is speaking out about the lies from WHO and calling for responsible reporting in future statements. Dr.... Read more
Smokers Turn to Ecigs Rather than Quit Hotlines in England
Smoking kills 80,000 people in England each year, making it the leading cause of death in the country. Health officials have worked long and hard to make quit aides available to smokers, but one of the most successful methods has been with NHS hotlines where people can get support... Read more
Health Officials in India Ban Ecigs and Ignore People Defecating on the Streets
Today’s headlines delivered a story that is almost too strange to be true. In the ultimate twist of mixed up priorities, India’s Union Health Ministry is taking steps to ban ecigs claiming they are too dangerous for the public. At the same time that the country’s health authorities are targeting... Read more
29 Attorneys General Urge the FDA to Crack Down on Ecigs
Electronic cigarettes have become the center of enormous controversy in 2014. While vapers sing the praises of ecigs as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes, politicians are fighting hard to have them restricted, regulated, and even banned. This week, more than half of the US Attorneys General joined forces in... Read more
Research Proves Smokers Prefer E-Cigs Over Other Quit Methods
Smoking rates are steadily declining while the ecig industry is rapidly growing. Is there a connection? According to a new ecig study from Kantar Media, the explosive growth of ecigs could be explained by how the typical smoker perceives vaping. After surveying 50,000 American households, the study found that... Read more
Horrible Ecig Tragedy Ignites Urgent Warnings to Vapers
This week, we saw perhaps most horrific ecig story ever. A 62-year-old UK man was tragically killed in an electronic cigarette explosion. Worst of all, the whole thing could have likely been prevented if he had followed the proper steps for safe vaping. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS)... Read more
Last Chance to Comment on Proposed Ecig Regulations
The clock is ticking and tomorrow will be the final day to leave a comment for the FDA about their proposed electronic cigarette regulations. The opportunity to give your opinion is really important and we shouldn’t take it lightly as a community of vapers. If you haven’t weighed in... Read more
Scientists Say Vaping Benefits Far Outweigh Any Risks
As policy makers around the world prepare to enforce strict new regulations on electronic cigarettes, scientists are encouraging the regulatory agencies to reconsider. In a new study published in Addiction, 81 ecig research projects were carefully analyzed to form a complete look at the health risks associated with vaping.... Read more
UK Doctors Duke It Out Over E-Cig Sales and Regulation
Physicians around the world are starting to acknowledge the growing electronic cigarette movement. We have seen many passionate responses from both staunch supporters and skeptical critics. Recently, an online network for doctors in the United Kingdom conducted a survey to see how physicians are currently handling the ecig issue... Read more
Ecigs Surpass Cigarettes Among Young Adults in Hawaii
In Hawaii, smoking has been a largely accepted way of life for many years. According to the CDC, Hawaii has the third highest smoking rate in the country, with a reported 16.8% of adults currently smoking. Despite the high prevalence of cigarettes, Hawaii News Now recently reported that electronic... Read more
Huffington Post: Kids Can Handle the Truth About Ecigs
Ecigs are getting a lot of media coverage this summer, but a good portion of it relates to negative stories about bans and prohibition. This week, the Huffington Post finally offered a voice of reason to the ecig debate with an article from Tony Newman, the communications direction from... Read more
New Survey Reveals Which Ecig Flavors Help Smokers Quit Tobacco
During a controversial Senate hearing in June, e-liquid was a hot topic among politicians. Jay Rockefeller criticized ecig companies for offering flavors that he believes appeal only to children. “I am an adult,” he announced. “Would I be attracted to Cherry Crush, Chocolate Treat, Peachy Keen, Vanilla Dreams? No,... Read more
A Week of Shocking Big Tobacco Mergers that Left a Top Ecig Brand Out in the Cold
It’s been a week of crazy ups and downs for the tobacco industry, but things have finally settled down enough to give us a clear view of the current situation. For months, there have been rumors that Reynolds American was interested in buying out Lorillard, but no one ever... Read more
Smokers Save Money By Switching to Ecigs, But Will It Last?
Smokers have a long list of reasons to consider switching to electronic cigarettes. Most notably, ecigs are tobacco-free and they don’t actually release any smoke so there is an obvious benefit to eliminating thousands of carcinogenic compounds. Of course, there is also a major financial benefit to trading out... Read more
Is Lady Gaga the Next Celebrity Face for Blu Ecigs?
Electronic cigarette companies love using celebrity endorsements, but sometimes the celeb choice can backfire. This week, Blu Ecigs faced major controversy as the CEO of the UK division revealed plans to shoot a video promoting Blu with none other than shock star Lady Gaga. Almost instantly, the news went... Read more
Phillip Morris Takes a Risk With New Marlboro “HeatStick” Ecig
Over the past two years, we have seen big tobacco companies rushing to join the electronic cigarette industry in hopes of increasing profits and cashing in on the growing vaping movement. Phillip Morris International was the last of the tobacco giants to take the leap, but now the Marlboro-maker... Read more
White House Officials Intervene to Weaken FDA’s Proposal for Ecig Regulation
In April, the FDA released their official proposal for electronic cigarette regulation, but this week the White House intervened by weakening the initial regulation proposal and deleting sections that could potentially be damaging to the economy. In the initial proposal, the FDA said they would ban sales to anyone... Read more
Man Goes From Smoking 2 Packs a Day to A Thriving Ecig Business
Paul Law had been a heavy smoker for 34 years before he found a way to escape his addiction. After more than three decades of smoking 50 cigarettes a day, he discovered electronic cigarettes and with them, he finally found freedom at age 49. E-cigs drastically impacted Law’s life... Read more
Industry Update: 10 New Ecig Brands Released Every Month For the Past 2 Years
Even in the face of upcoming FDA regulations, the ecig industry is thriving and rapidly expanding. According to this week’s report from USA Today, we see an average of 10 new ecig brands entering the market each month and this has been the case for two solid years. The... Read more
RJ Reynolds to Release Vuse Ecigs to All States Next Week
Recently, the major tobacco companies started shifting product focus to include electronic cigarettes as thousands of smokers give up tobacco in favor of vaping. Last year, RJ Reynolds released their Vuse e-cigarettes to a limited test market in Colorado. Then they expanded to include Utah in early 2014. Today,... Read more
Leaked Memo Shows Big Pharma Lobbying Against Ecigs
The electronic cigarette industry is rapidly growing and many smokers are choosing ecigs as a path to quit smoking. As ecigs sales boom, tobacco companies are quickly trying to recover their losses by launching their own vaping lines. But tobacco companies are not the only ones at risk for... Read more
Continued Explosive Growth Expected for E-Cigs In the Future
Smoking on rapidly declining, but the era of vaping is really just getting started. As Americans are increasingly aware of the dangers of tobacco use, thousands are abandoning their old smokes in favor of electronic cigarettes. As a result, the ecig market has experienced explosive growth over the past... Read more
Best E-Cigarette Father’s Day Offers
With Father’s day just around the corner, finding an original and useful gift can be a headache for even the most discerning gift buying children amongst us. Our well-meaning and thoughtful purchases often result in us playing things safe year after year where our Dads are concerned. Sure we... Read more
NJOY Announces New Tank Mods and Revamps Disposable Kings
NJOY is one of the most common ecig brands in today’s retail market. You can spot their disposable ecigs lurking in thousands of supermarkets, convenience stores, and gas stations around the United States. Their popular NJOY King is a disposable ecig that offers the look and feel of a... Read more
NC Adopts New E-Cigarette Tax to Offset Lost Tobacco Revenue
As smoking declines among North Carolina residents, electronic cigarettes are on the rise. Just five years ago, most people in NC had no idea that ecigs existed and now you can spot them across the state at restaurants, movie theaters, parks, and malls. Even small towns like Newton have... Read more
This Might Be The Most Ridiculous Attack on Ecigs You’ve Ever Heard
Over the past few years, we have heard a lot of strange arguments against electronic cigarettes, but this week, Dr. Stanton Glantz might have topped them all. As a big activist for tobacco control, Glantz has repeatedly bashed ecigarettes and provided constant criticism of the vaping industry. We’ve heard... Read more