E-Cigarette News

7000 Vapers Gather For the 2013 Anaheim E-Cigarette Convention
This weekend marked the first ever Electronic Cigarette Convention for residents of Anaheim, California. For two days, vapers from all over the world flocked the Anaheim to learn more about electronic cigarettes and the preview some of the hottest e-cig products in the industry. During the event, visitors learned... Read more
Oregon Considers a New Tax on E-Cigarettes
Oregon lawmakers are debating whether to include e-cigarettes in the state tobacco tax. Despite the fact that e-cigs are actually tobacco-free, the Oregon Department of Revenue is still considering whether vaping is a form of tobacco consumption. If so, then e-cigarettes would be subject to the state’s current tobacco... Read more
Australia Considers Banning Cigarettes and Researches E-Cig Safety
Antismoking advocates have worked for decades to have cigarettes outlawed, but until now there has never been a major country to completely outlaw smoking. That could be about to change. According to an article in The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia could be the first nation to make smoking illegal.... Read more
Today’s Celebs Prove That All Ages Love E-Cigarettes
It seems like every age group has their own set of memorable trends. When you think about Baby Boomers, you probably picture June Cleaver with her pearls and perfectly coifed hair. When you imagine the Generation X population, you might think of career-driven professionals that are putting off family... Read more
CocktailNerd Infographic: What’s the Best Way to Quit Tobacco?
Every week, curious smokers flock to our website looking for information about electronic cigarettes. While our readers come from all kinds of backgrounds and live in places all over the world, they have one thing in common. They are mostly all smokers and they are usually looking at e-cigarettes... Read more
NATO Calls Out CDC For Politically Driven E-Cig Report
Last week’s report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claimed that the number of children and teens using e-cigs had doubled in the past year. Since then, almost every major media outlet in the United States republished this report, casting a negative light on e-cigarettes over... Read more
Exploding E-Cigarettes: Separating Fact from Fiction
On September 2, WSBTV reported that a charging e-cigarette had recently exploded in an Atlanta woman’s home. Elizabeth Wilcowski had purchased the e-cigarette from a local vape shop and was charging it with the USB port on her computer. She told reporters that it suddenly exploded, shooting flames four... Read more
CDC Says Teen E-Cig Use Has Doubled… But Are They Right?
Just in case you missed it, electronic cigarettes have been all over the news this week. We’ve watched the topic hit major publications like the Los Angeles Times, NBC News, USA Today, Time, and NPR. So what’s behind this sudden e-cig buzz? It all revolves around a new report... Read more
Controversy Ignites After Pregnant Mom Goes Public With Her E-Cig Habit
After being a pack-a-day smoker for more than a decade, Texas smoker Carly Gay finally had a real reason to kick the habit. Though she had tried to stop smoking for years, finding out she was pregnant gave her the final push to really give up cigarettes once and... Read more
MSN and The Daily Mail Duke It Out Over E-Cigarettes
Electronic cigarettes are creating a lot of buzz in the mainstream media these days. Already this week, we’ve seen multiple reports about e-cigs, but there were two that stood out among the rest. First, The Daily Mail published a report declaring e-cigarettes just as dangerous as their tobacco counterparts.... Read more
New Leaked Documents Show Bloomberg’s Plans to Ban E-Cigs
Mayor Bloomberg has made public health a priority and in the process, he has gained quite a few critics and even enemies. His latest stunt is much different than the soda bans of 2012. This time, he’s after electronic cigarettes. According to recently leaked documents, the Bloomberg administration is... Read more
Electronic Cigarettes Go to Jail
It seems that electronic cigarettes are really reaching every facet of society now. Most recently, e-cigs were spotted behind bars as the Russell County Jail in Alabama started selling them to inmates on August 6. Of course, this isn’t the first time electronic cigarettes were available for prisoners. Earlier... Read more
UTSA Funds $30,000 Study to Learn How E-Cigarettes Impact Health
After years of public speculation about how e-cigarettes impact our health, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) intends to find out. On August 6, Science News Wire announced that UTSA is providing $30,000 in funding to research the health effects of electronic cigarettes. For the upcoming research... Read more
Laguna Beach Officials Refuse to Ban E-Cigarettes
In a surprising turn of events, Laguna Beach city officials sided with e-cigarettes in a recent discussion about potential ecig bans. City Manager John Pietig originally suggested adding e-cigarettes to the current ban on tobacco in public places. Pietig’s proposal was made with good intentions (although poor fact checking)... Read more
Former FDA Advisor Says E-Cigs Might Help Smokers Quit
In the past, the FDA has been very negative towards the electronic cigarette industry, labeling e-cigs as dangerous and harmful. However, the e-cig debate has now taken an unexpected turn as one of the FDA’s former advisors recently spoke out in favor of electronic cigarettes. Dr. Neal Benowitz is... Read more
California Graduate Student Receives $90,000 Fellowship for E-Cig Study
Electronic cigarettes are becoming more mainstream with each passing day. While it used to be rare to see someone vaping at the mall or in your neighborhood café, it’s now an ordinary scene. While e-cigarettes are not directly advertised as a tool for smoking cessation, that seems to be... Read more
R.J. Reynolds Unveils Their New Vuse E-Cigarette
Since the 2012 announcement that R.J. Reynolds would venture into the realm of electronic cigarettes, many vapers have waited with great anticipation to see what kind of product they would come up with. The wait has come to an end as R.J. Reynolds issued a press release on June... Read more
China’s Tobacco Profits Could Surpass Wal-Mart
China might be the original home of the electronic cigarette, but it appears that tobacco is still the major moneymaker for this country. According to a recent report from Industrial Bank Co Ltd., China National Tobacco Corporation could potentially earn a larger net profit this year than Wal-Mart and... Read more
Debunking the Myth of Inadequate E-Cig Research
There just isn’t enough research about the long-term effects. We need further studies to really understand whether they are really helpful for smokers who want to quit. Do these statements sound familiar? There is a very common myth seen in daily news related to electronic cigarettes. Everyone seems to... Read more
Psychology Today Says E-Cigs Could Help Millions Quit Smoking
A recent article from Psychology Today highlighted electronic cigarettes and pointed out their potential benefits for smokers who want to kick the habit. The article was written by well-known psychologist Seth Meyers, who wrote about his personal journey to give up tobacco with the help of e-cigarettes. Meyers has... Read more
Monday’s Minnesota Tobacco Tax Increase Leaves Smokers Feeling Burned
July 1 delivered more than a new month to residents of Minnesota. Monday was the first day of the state’s new tobacco tax increase, raising the tax an additional $1.60 per pack of cigarettes to a total of $2.83. Minnesota health activists are heralding the new increase as a... Read more
CDC Reports Decline in Number of U.S. Smokers
A new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that many U.S. adults are giving up cigarettes. Despite the number of U.S. smokers staying mostly the same for the past decade, a new survey showed that the smoking rate is now down to an all-time low... Read more
Suspicions Rise After Tobacco Giant Wines and Dines French Officials
At first glance, it seemed like an innocent dinner among friends or colleagues. The group gathered at the Chez Francoise restaurant in Paris last Wednesday, where they sipped top-notch Bourgougne wine and dined on frog legs and veal. The group ended their meal with Cuban cigars according to French... Read more
Moody’s: E-Cigarettes Hitting European Tobacco Industry Growth
In the past, Europe was a haven for smokers and the tobacco industry experienced steady growth. In a July 2012 report, Moody’s Investors Service predicted sustained robust profits for tobacco companies in Europe, but this summer’s report looks much different. This morning, Moody’s released a new 2013 report stating... Read more
UK Plans to Regulate E-Cigs From 2016
Electronic cigarettes are wildly popular across Europe with an estimated 1.3 million users in the UK alone. In the past, e-cigs have faced no government regulations or restrictions in Britain, but that is all about to change. On Wednesday, the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced that e-cigs... Read more
New Investors Give NJOY $75 Million For Research and Expansion
In the race to become the most popular e-cig, NJOY is a serious competitor. In the past few months, we’ve seen NJOY backed by celebrities like Courtney Love and Bruno Mars. Now, two new investors have stepped forward to provide the e-cig maker with $75 million for research and... Read more
Cats & Dogs With Smoking Owners Face Massive Cancer Risk
Pets provide a lot of happiness for their owners and are often considered a part of the family. People go to great lengths in order to keep these beloved companions safe and healthy. In fact, American Pet Products Association forecasts that pet owners in the United States will spend... Read more
No More Cigarettes With Coffee For Starbucks Fans
For smokers, a hot cup of coffee and a cigarette seem to be a match made in heaven, but if you prefer your coffee from Starbucks, you will have to take a walk before you can enjoy a cigarette. As of June 1, Starbucks has banned smoking within 25... Read more
France Bans Electronic Cigarettes From All Public Places
According to a May 31 report from Reuters, France is now issuing a ban against electronic cigarettes in all public venues. While France used to be a place where seemingly everyone smoked, now cigarettes have become a public enemy for Health Minister Marisol Touraine. In 2007, France banned the... Read more
New Study Reveals E-Cigs Do Not Harm Lung Function
A brand new study released in Inhalation Toxicology concluded that using electronic cigarettes does not harm lung function. The Greece-based study compared the impact of first and second-hand smoke and e-cig vapor on lung function. Researchers worked with fifteen tobacco smokers and fifteen nonsmokers. The smoker group was comprised... Read more
The FDA Continues to Push for E-Cigarette Regulation
For years, the FDA has battled against the electronic cigarette industry, pushing for new regulations and stricter supervision over manufacturing processes. Now, we face a future where the FDA will inevitably rule on how e-cigs will be regulated and the tobacco industry stands at risk of suffering big losses... Read more
Should Pregnant Women Be Subject to Smoking Tests?
According to The Telegraph, a new smoking test has been proposed for all expectant mothers. The suggested test would be given by midwifes at regular prenatal appointments throughout pregnancy to check for elevated levels of carbon monoxide, signalling cigarette use. One out of five pregnant women in England continue... Read more
The Big Tobacco E-Cigarette Battle Is On
As cigarettes sales continue to show steady decline over the past decade, the battle is on for big tobacco. According to the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. expenditures for cigarettes marketing declined from $9.94 billion in 2008 to $8.05 billion in 2010. In an effort to stimulate sales, major tobacco... Read more
New Bill Could Ban Smoking on College Campuses
Students who attend the public colleges in Illinois could soon be forced to give up cigarettes, at least while they are attending classes on campus. A new bill sponsored by Senator Terry Link seeks to ban smoking on all public college campuses. The bill previously failed in April when... Read more
Early Study Shows E-cigarettes Cause No Damage to Heart Cells
A brand new study is being conducted by the scientists behind E-Cigarette-Research.com to examine the effect of e-cig vapor extract on cultured heart cells. Researchers already know that analog cigarette smoke has a visible toxic effect on heart cells, but this new study was created to determine whether electronic... Read more
Marlboro Makers Announce Plans To Develop New E-Cigarette
Another Big Tobacco player Altria Group Inc. has announced plans to release its own take on the electronic cigarette later this year. Altria is the largest tobacco distributor in the United States and is better known to consumers for its Marlboro brand. After watching sales continue to slump, Altria... Read more
V2 Cigs Teams Up With National Tobacco Company In New Partnership
V2 Cigs is currently the top-ranked e-cig company according to consumer reviews, but the V2 empire is set to expand in 2013 as V2 teams up with National Tobacco Company to form a new partnership. V2 Cigs announced the partnership on April 22, 2013. National Tobacco Company is already... Read more
E-Cigarettes Blamed for First Quarter Decline in Tobacco Sales
In a March report from Morgan Stanley research analysts, it was noted that tobacco cigarettes sales had declined by 4.5 percent compared to projections for 2013*. This is a pretty major success for the American public, but what has caused such a drastic reduction in the use of tobacco?... Read more
New Study Shows That 9 Out of 10 Smokers Quit Tobacco With E-Cigs
Smokers around the world are making the transition to electronic cigarettes for a variety of reasons. Some choose e-cigs as an alternative when they are out in nonsmoking areas such as restaurants or shopping centers. Others use electronic cigarettes as a tool to give up tobacco. With so much... Read more
St. Patrick’s Day Sales
It’s your lucky day! While you haven’t found a pot of gold here, you have stumbled into some great electronic cigarette sales just for St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday always gets the CocktailNerd team excited and ready for warmer and longer Spring days. While e-cigs have helped us stay... Read more