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...

No More Public Vaping in Hawaii

If you’ve always dreamed of taking a vacation to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, a new law might make you want to reconsider. Governor David Ige is waging a war on electronic cigarettes and with his new Act 19 signed into law, ecigs are completely banned in places where smoking is not...

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...