E-Cigarette News

New Research Shows Nicotine’s Amazing Medical Benefits
As a society, we have spent the past few decades waging war against cigarettes. Nicotine has earned a bad reputation as addictive and deadly, when in fact, tobacco is really the culprit for smoking-related diseases and death. Now, new research has surfaced that proves that nicotine is actually safe,... Read more
Tobacco Sales Falter While E-Cig Sales Boom in 2014
The tobacco industry is taking a big hit this year with an increasing number of smokers making the switch to electronic cigarettes. Prestigious Japanese bank Nomura has weighed in on the situation with new projections for the future of tobacco. Nomura predicts that tobacco cigarette sales will fall 3.8... Read more
Why You Shouldn’t Use an iPad Charger for Your E-Cig
Over the past few years, we’ve seen several unfortunate stories about exploding electronic cigarettes. While the media tends to portray these incidents as a problem with e-cig technology, it is typically a user problem. Explosions happen when people try to manipulate their electronic cigarettes without fully understanding the dangers... Read more
Electronic Cigarettes Cause Decline in Fights Among Inmates
We’ve all heard and experienced the many benefits of electronic cigarettes, but this week a new story emerged with some promising information about how e-cigs could change the prison system. After offering e-cigs to inmates in eastern Tennessee, prison officials report that the results are overwhelmingly positive. So far,... Read more
Numbers Don’t Lie: You’re More Likely to Be Poisoned By Toothpaste than E-Liquid
Over the past two weeks, there has been a virtual firestorm as outraged vapers protest a recent article in the New York Times, which described e-liquids as dangerous and even deadly. Like most coverage from the mainstream media, The Times focused on e-cigarettes as a lethal option and completely... Read more
Israel Uses Inaccurate Facts to Push for Ecig Ban in 2014
As the world debates how to handle the growing number of e-cig users, many nations are starting to take action. The latest country to make headlines is Israel, with a new push to ban e-cigarettes in 2014. This week, news surfaced that Israel has released a proposal to completely outlaw... Read more
The Award For Worst E-Cig Reporting Goes To…
The art of objective journalism seems to be dead, especially where electronic cigarettes are concerned. In the past few months, we’ve seen ecigs gain an increasing presence in the media. Unfortunately, a lot of that coverage is full of faulty research and disinformation. While scoping out the headlines this... Read more
Is This the Most Outrageous Thing Ever Said About Vaping?
From time to time, the media will interview people about electronic cigarettes and get some really strange comments and opinions. But this week, a retired physician from Kansas made a statement that could be the most outrageous thing we’ve heard yet! It all started when the Independence City Council... Read more
New York Cop Issues Traffic Ticket for Vaping While Driving
Over the past few years, law enforcement officers have cracked down on texting while driving. It’s clear that using a cell phone while driving can be a dangerous distraction, but what about electronic cigarettes? This week, a New York man was punished when a police officer spotted him using... Read more
New Jersey Vapers Outraged Over Proposed Sin Tax on E-Cigs
Electronic cigarette supporters in New Jersey are angry and they are making it clear that Governor Chris Christie has stepped out of line by proposing a new sin tax on e-cigarettes. Vapers in New Jersey are already forced to vape outdoors after e-cigs were banned in public places, but... Read more
Vaping With No Vapor: A New Spin on Ecig Technology
UK e-cig company, JAC Vapour, is taking a completely unique approach to electronic cigarette technology. In an effort to stop complaints about secondhand vapor exposure, the company is now offering a line of invisible vapor e-liquid. The “Clear Steam” technology provides the same throat hit and flavor as regular... Read more
9 US E-Cig Companies Face Lawsuits for Patent Infringement
Last fall, Imperial Tobacco announced their new plans to launch a presence in the electronic cigarette market. Rather than developing their own unique line of vaping gear, Imperial chose to acquire Dragonite, formerly known as Ruyan from China. The move was surprising as Dragonite had such a minor presence... Read more
Angry Vapers Protest As Los Angeles Votes in Ecig Restrictions
Los Angeles e-cig supporters were frustrated this week as the city council approved new restrictions on electronic cigarettes. After the 14-0 vote, local lawmakers ruled that e-cigarettes would be treated as tobacco products and banned from most public places including parks and beaches. The new restriction bars patrons at... Read more
Fight For Your Right to Vape at FDA Listening Session on April 5
If you are a west coast vaper, it’s time to make plans to attend the FDA listening session on April 5. The event will be held in San Diego in conjunction with the meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. The FDA is opening the event up to... Read more
NJOY Receives $70 Million Capital Injection From Investors
Despite ongoing controversy about electronic cigarette regulation, investors are still eager to get involved in the e-cigarette industry. In he wake of booming sales, investors at Brookside Capital and Morgan Stanley Investment Management poured in $70 million of new capital to NJOY this week. NJOY already has an assortment... Read more
California Man Sues NJOY Alleging Ecigs Cause Cancer
With all the controversy surrounding electronic cigarettes, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to take the fight to the courtroom. This week, we have finally seen a lawsuit take shape as California resident Eric McGovern filed a lawsuit against NJOY. He claims that NJOY advertises... Read more
The Changing Culture of Vaping: Unlocking E-Cig Hacks and Mods
Just a few years ago, electronic cigarettes were a relatively new phenomenon, but that has quickly changed. In 2014, you can spot people vaping all over the world. As ecigs have soared to unexpected levels of popularity, there is a vast subculture of vaping that has rapidly formed as... Read more
Big Pharmaceuticals Lobby Government to Crack Down on E-Cigarettes
It’s no surprise that big pharmaceutical companies are waging war on electronic cigarettes. After all, if people stop smoking, there will be a reduced need for medications to treat dozens of dangerous diseases. On Monday, British newspaper The Times reported on leaked correspondence between pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithCline and the... Read more
Promising New Updates on 2014 E-Cig Research
Over the past year, we have seen an abundance of new electronic cigarette research. Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos has been behind a large portion of the research work, with studies centered at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Greece. This week, Dr. Farsalinos announced the completion of an international survey... Read more
New Study Reveals 63% Of People Are Okay With Public Vaping
Despite ongoing attempts from mainstream media to villainize electronic cigarettes, it seems the general public is mostly okay with vaping. In fact, a recent study confirmed that most people didn’t mind people using e-cigs nearby at all. When Harris Interactive conducted a random public survey, 63 percent of adults... Read more
CVS Says Good-Bye to Tobacco
Last week, CVS announced a decision to remove tobacco products from stores around the country. In the past, customers could visit any of the 7,600 locations and pick up a pack of cigarettes. Tobacco was big business for the stores, accounting for around $2 billion of sales each year.... Read more
Tobacco Giant Altria Purchases Green Smoke E-Cigarettes for $110 Million
In the past two years, there has been a surge of interest in electronic cigarettes, not only by the general public, but also by big tobacco companies. As the number of smokers continues to trend downward worldwide, major tobacco players have taken notice of the booming e-cig industry and... Read more
Texas News Highlights Booming E-Cigarette Industry
On Thursday, KLTV News in Tyler, Texas published a new report about the growing vaping craze. According to KLTV, e-cigs are now found all over East Texas with vape shops and lounges popping up all over the place. Texans love e-cigarettes because they provide the same sensation as a... Read more
V2 Cigs Offers Lowest Prices Ever on Starter Kits and Cartridges
At CocktailNerd, we love V2 Cigs for several reasons. First of all, the vapor is thick and strong and gives you the perfect feeling in the back of your throat. The flavors are also high quality and over time, we’ve found that V2 Cigs tends to hold up much... Read more
American Lung Association Gives North Carolina An “F” In Tobacco Control
Since 1663, tobacco has been a thriving industry in North Carolina. The sandy soil found in the Carolinas is perfect for harvesting a bountiful tobacco crop and it didn’t take long for farmers to start cashing in on this popular business. Even in 2014, tobacco is still an important... Read more
CocktailNerd Gets a Sneak Preview of the New V2 Cigs EX Cartridges
If you haven’t already noticed, we are big fans of V2 Cigs at CocktailNerd. After trying dozens of e-cigarette brands, they are still our top pick and the vast majority of our readers agree. We recently heard that V2 was developing a brand new line of batteries and cartridges... Read more
Surgeon General Releases the 32nd Report on Tobacco Use
Fifty years have come and gone since the first official Surgeon General’s report on tobacco use. Last week, Dr. Boris Lushniak issued the 32nd report as acting Surgeon General complete with updated information on tobacco risks and a call to end smoking related deaths for good. A lot has... Read more
E-Cig Community Threatens to Boycott TVECA
This week, the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA) has managed to stir up some big controversy among the vaping community. The TVECA is a nonprofit organization that claims to offer a comprehensive resource for facts and science related to electronic cigarettes. Ray Story, the owner of e-cig company... Read more
Politicians Speak Out Against E-Cigs at the 2014 Golden Globes
Every year, hundreds of celebrities hit the red carpet and attend the Golden Globe awards where the best film performances are recognized in a big one-night celebration. The 2014 Golden Globe Awards was as exciting as ever with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler poking fun at the celebrities... Read more
California Moves to Ban Online Tobacco and E-Cig Sales, But Why?
From time to time, we see debates break out over whether e-cigs should be available online. Right now, that’s a hot topic in California where Assemblyman Roger Dickinson is working hard to stop online sales of both tobacco products and e-cigarettes. Dickinson is pushing for a new bill to... Read more
Introducing the First Pharmaceutical Grade E-Liquid in the USA
Many American e-cigarette companies are bracing for the FDA to release new regulations in 2014. While the FDA has been hesitant to make a move so far, rumors abound that this will be the year when e-cigarettes face new stringent guidelines. Some companies are taking a proactive approach by... Read more
Another Doctor Bashes E-Cigs and Spreads False Information
As electronic cigarettes make huge strides to help smokers finally walk away from tobacco, the medical community is heavily divided on how to handle vaping. This week, one Philadelphia physician wrote an opinion piece on her personal view of e-cigarettes. Unfortunately, Dr. Rima Himelstein declared that electronic cigarettes received... Read more
New Research Concludes E-Cigarettes Are “Not Very Addictive”
As scientists continue to study the long-term impacts of using electronic cigarettes, one of the biggest public health concerns is the potential for these devices to be highly addictive with consequences as devastating or worse than traditional cigarettes. Professor Jean-Francois Etter from the University of Geneva teamed up with... Read more
What Will 2014 Hold For Electronic Cigarettes?
As we look back on 2013, there is no denying that it was an explosive year for electronic cigarettes. Over the past twelve months, e-cigs have moved from obscurity to a common sight in public. It wasn’t that long ago that people would stop and stare if you used... Read more
Vape Shops in Bountiful Utah Have One Year to Move Out
Bountiful is a beautiful little suburb nestled in the heart of Northern Utah. It is often called a bedroom community, where busy professionals make a home on the outskirts of Salt Lake City. In recent months, four vaping shops were approved to sell e-cigs in Bountiful with approved business... Read more
Christmas Delivered A Stinging Defeat for E-Cigs in NYC
First Mayor Bloomberg started restricting sodas. Then he turned to banishing junk food. His final target was the electronic cigarette and he managed to deliver a death blow to vapers as one of his final official acts. On Monday, he signed the official e-cig ban into effect as his... Read more
Smoking Cessation Drugs Could Have Devastating Consequences
A woman suddenly starts hallucinating and her friends notice some really strange behaviors. She takes a cocktail of pills resulting in an overdose that leaves her dead. A man turns violent and punches a stranger in the bowling alley, without any provocation. Another man goes for a mental evaluation... Read more
Researchers Study E-Cig Vapor and Find Nicotine, But No Smoke
In a new study, researchers from Poland and New York collaborated to uncover what toxins could be hiding in e-cig vapor. With so much concern about secondhand exposure to vapor, it is a timely study that could have a heavy impact on e-cig legislation. While many states are seeking... Read more
Time Says E-Cigarette Regulation Might Be a Bad Move for Public Health
In a recent article from TIME, we once again see the debate about e-cigarette regulation. However, this article isn’t just your typical e-cig news piece. While most of the articles we encounter call for more regulation, this particular story was completely different. Instead, it took a closer look at... Read more
Do Most States View E-Cigarettes as Potential Revenue?
As electronic cigarettes grow in popularity, many states are considering new policies to determine where use of e-cigs should be allowed and how they should be regulated. But is the sudden interest in electronic cigarettes more about health concerns or mostly about a potential money grab? In a recent... Read more