E-Cigarette News

Allowing Ecigs in National Parks Could Help Prevent Forest Fires
Forest fires cause nationwide devastation each year with an estimated $700 million in property damage and $1 billion spent on fire suppression tactics annually. People cause 90 percent of wildfires and the leading causes of these blazes are cigarettes that are not properly discarded. That’s why the National Park... Read more
New Tax Shuts Down Oldest Ecig Shop in Washington DC
Since the day it first opened, Vape Joint has been an iconic place for ecig fans to gather in Washington DC. But that’s all changing now thanks to an outrageous new tax on ecigarettes. Co-owner Erik Miller said the shop was permanently closing the doors to customers because they... Read more
CDC Reveals the Truth About Ecigs in Shocking New Study
Health activists often paint electronic cigarettes in a negative light, claiming that they only lead people to start smoking and tempt teens into tobacco use. However, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is setting the record straight and showing just how important ecigs are... Read more
Department of Transportation Says No More Ecigs in Checked Bags
It was only a matter of time before airlines started to give vapers a hard time. While vaping isn’t allowed on board any flight in the United States, it has always been okay to pack ecigarettes in both checked bags and carry on luggage. Now that’s all changed according... Read more
Reynolds American Closes In on Phillip Morris USA in Race to Dominate Tobacco Industry
When it comes to cigarettes, there are a handful of companies that dominate the market. These big tobacco brands are in constant competition and always seem to be planning their next big acquisition or marketing ploy to attract consumers. Just a few months ago, Reynolds American made a brazen... Read more
Vape Shops Encounter Endless Challenges As Regulations Remain Uncertain
United States vape store owners have been waiting for months to hear how the FDA will regulate electronic cigarettes. It’s an era of uncertainty that is causing many entrepreneurs to face an uphill battle. Starting a vape shop can be a smart financial investment, but it can also be... Read more
Facebook Overturns Censorship on Ecig Documentary Ads
When Aaron Biebert decided to advertise his upcoming film on Facebook, he never imagined that it would be banned. The documentary called “A Billion Lives” is set to hit theaters in 2016 and it will focus on how ecigarettes could potentially help smokers find freedom from tobacco use. According... Read more
Ecigs Could Soon Be Banned From Philadelphia Pharmacies
You can buy electronic cigarettes practically anywhere these days. Whether you stop in a convenience store, the supermarket, or the pharmacy, you can usually find at least a few cigalikes available when you need them. However, Philadelphia’s city council is currently debating a new bill that would remove ecigs... Read more
Ecigs Lead the Race for Best Selling Smoking Cessation Tool
Smoking rates are falling in 2015 and it’s largely thanks to the growing electronic cigarette industry. While cigarette addicts can choose from a wide range of smoking cessation devices, recent reports show that ecigs are leading the pack by a large margin. In fact, the ecig industry is worth... Read more
New Four-Year Study to Determine Whether Vaping is Harmful During Pregnancy
When an expectant woman visits her doctors for that first prenatal check-up, one of the first questions she will hear is, “Do you smoke?” Tobacco use increases a woman’s risk of pre-term labor, low birth weight, and even birth defects. Over the past few years, many pregnant women have... Read more
Public Health Expert Compares Anti-Vaping Rules to North Korea’s Policies
In one of the most passionate defenses of electronic cigarettes that the world has ever witnessed, public health expert and highly respected Professor Peter Hajek recently presented a new pro-vaping report to Wales Assembly Members. While Wales is considering a ban on ecigs on all public areas, Hajek warned... Read more
Frustrated Mom Launches Public Complaint After School Takes Away Her Son’s Ecig
Most parents would applaud a school for discouraging children from using e-cigarettes, but that’s not the case for Sue Dunn. She is furious with her teen’s school and publicly expressing concern after administrators confiscated her son’s ecig. Dunn said he 14-year-old son, Mason, has been smoking for two years.... Read more
Woman Could Face Jail Time for Using Ecig On Flight
Everyday, vapers fly with their ecigs in tow and usually, it doesn’t cause any problems. But this week, things went sour for Hawaiian realtor Kristen Sharp as she tried vaping on a flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu. Witnesses claim that Sharp was vaping in her seat and in... Read more
Man Suffers Major Burns After Ecig Batteries Explode In His Pocket
It started as an ordinary day and ended in unthinkable disaster. Christopher Robran was meeting some friends for lunch and he grabbed his ecig and threw a couple extra batteries in his pocket for good measure. On his way into the restaurant, he tossed his keys into the same... Read more
New Federal Law Could Ban Ecigs on Airplanes
If you’ve been on a commercial flight lately, you probably already know that ecigs are generally not welcome on board. Most airlines have implemented a no vaping policy despite the lack of federal laws to dictate whether vaping in air is acceptable. However, leaving vaping rules up to airlines... Read more
Vapers Beware: The National Park Service is Cracking Down on Ecigs
For the past twelve years, the National Park Service has prohibited smoking in all buildings and indoor spaces. They have even outlawed cigarettes in many outdoor areas to reduce the threat of forest fires. Now the NPS is expanding their previous ban to include electronic cigarettes in all places... Read more
Forbes Reveals the CDC’s Hypocrisy in Recent Approach to Ecigarettes
It’s no secret that the CDC is taking a hard line approach in the war against electronic cigarettes. CDC reports accuse ecigs of acting as a gateway to teen smoking and putting the public at risk for formaldehyde exposure. The agency completely ignores the potential benefits of vaping and... Read more
Study Proves Secondhand Vapor Poses No Threat to Public Health
It’s increasingly common to see “No Vaping Allowed” signs in restaurants, movie theaters, and shopping malls. Some cities have even voted in official bans on ecigarettes in all places where tobacco smoking is not allowed. Lawmakers justify these decisions by claiming that secondhand vapor could be putting innocent bystanders... Read more
Woman’s Fake Exploding Ecig Story Backfires When the DA Gets Involved
When 22-year-old Breanne Court contacted Durasmoke to complain about an exploding ecig, she was just hoping to make some fast cash. Court had heard from an acquaintance that Durasmoke paid thousands of dollars in damages to a man when his ecig battery caught on fire and burned his carpet.... Read more
Catch of Glimpse at What Scientists are Learning About the Power of Nicotine
Albert Einstein is well known as one of the most brilliant individuals to ever walk the earth. His contributions to science and math can never fully be appreciated because they made such a difference in the level of modern intelligence. But there’s one fact you might not know about... Read more
Public Health England Criticized For Biased Reporting on Ecig Safety
When Public Health England declared that ecigarettes are 95 percent safer than smoking, the world took notice. It created a firestorm of controversy as the world argued over whether PHE was truly telling the truth and what the implications could be for future laws. Now a new report from... Read more
Prince Edward Island Says No More Vaping in Public Places
If you grew up reading about the adventures of Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables, you probably always imagined Prince Edward Island as the perfect place to call home. While it might sound dreamy, the province is probably not a great spot to live if you enjoy using... Read more
Governor Says No More Vaping at High School Football Games in Texas
You’ve probably heard that everything is bigger in Texas, but that’s not always a good thing. A massive new vaping ban is sweeping the state and leaving a lot of ecig fans feeling frustrated. When Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 97 into law, it happened quietly and most... Read more
New Survey Offers Solid Proof that Vaping Isn’t a Gateway to Teen Smoking
If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times. Ecig haters often like to argue that vaping is bad because it will lead teens to become lifelong smokers. Now a new survey is finally setting the record straight once and for all, proving that ecigs are not... Read more
UK’s Royal Society for Public Health Reports Ecigs Are No More Dangerous Than Coffee
An estimated 90 percent of UK adults believe nicotine is bad for your health, but a new study from the Royal Society of Public Health tells a different story. In their latest report, the RSPH reveals that nicotine is actually no more dangerous than coffee. These health experts believe... Read more
99 Percent of Vaping Businesses Would “Shudder” From FDA Regulations
American vapers are still waiting to hear the final verdict on how the FDA will regulate electronic cigarettes. This week, American Vaping Association President Greg Conley spoke out about the precarious situation and its potential consequences. Conley pointed out that today’s small ecig start ups just don’t have the... Read more
UK Smokers Turn to Ecigs and Shun Smoking Cessation Support Services
Electronic cigarettes are wildly popular in the UK these days and they are changing the whole approach to smoking cessation for thousands of people. In the past, smokers would turn to support programs like Smoke Matters to get help when they wanted to kick the habit, but now smokers... Read more
Islamic Leaders Forbid Muslims From Using Electronic Cigarettes
There are currently more than 1.5 billion Muslims in the world and many of these individuals are also smokers. Ecigs offer a tobacco-free alternative and have gradually been embraced in Muslim-majority countries, but that might change in the near future. This week, Islamic authorities announced that using electronic cigarettes... Read more
Teens are More Likely to Use Ecigs When Their Friends Approve
Peer pressure isn’t a new phenomenon among teenagers. For decades, schools have warned kids not to bend to peer pressure and to make smart choices even if it makes them unpopular. However, teens are quick to try to fit in and they usually want nothing more than to be... Read more
CDC Survey Finds That Most US Adults Believe Legal Smoking Age Should Be 21
Across most of the United States, you cannot buy tobacco products until you are 18 years old. However, anti-tobacco advocates believe that raising the legal smoking age to 21 could go a long way to stop youth smoking. The CDC recently surveyed over 4,000 adults to find out how... Read more
Health Officials Pass Out $50,000 in Fines at New Jersey Ecig Expo
The “Vape Expo NJ” has been months in the making, but things went all wrong this weekend when health officials showed up and started issuing citations to promoters, vendors, attendees, and even the expo hall manager. When all was said and done, there were dozens of citations issued totaling... Read more
Experts Project Ecig Users Could Outnumber Smokers By 2018
It only takes a glance at the headlines to realize that electronic cigarettes are booming in popularity. We’ve seen new vape shops popping up in cities around the world and the Internet is full of vaping related sites and ecig retailers. Now a new study has released some surprising... Read more
Eliquid Company Faces Lawsuit For Offering Fruit Stripe Gum Flavor
One of the greatest joys of vaping is sampling a variety of fun flavors. With a quick glance into any vape shop, you will find flavors resembling a lot of your favorite sweets from gummy bears to Crunch Berries to cotton candy. While eliquid makers are capitalizing on the... Read more
New $3.6 Million Grant to Fund 5-Year Study of Vaping
As lawmakers debate how to handle the growing ecig trend, there is a great deal of confusion about whether ecigs are really a better option than smoking. Do ecigs really reduce your health risks? Is vaping really safer than smoking? The National Institutes of Health has issued a $3.6... Read more
Viral Post on Social Media Claims Woman Died After Using Ecigs, But Is It True?
On June 27, a Jacksonville woman took to Facebook to vent her concerns about electronic cigarettes after vaping supposedly killed her 67-year-old neighbor. She wrote that she had just returned from the memorial service and her neighbor died unnecessarily because of “vapor ciggaretts” (sic) that had “coated the folliculs”... Read more
Euromonitor Forecasts Vaping Sales Will Hit $50 Billion by 2030
Since ecigs emerged ten years ago, the world has seen a shocking growth in vaping revenue. While ecigarettes were once rare and marginalized, today they are widely accepted and used by current and former smokers worldwide. Now experts from Euromonitor have released new revenue predictions that show ecig revenue... Read more
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 that the growing... Read more
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 electronic... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more