E-Cigarette News

E-Cigs Are Only Dangerous Under “Extreme” Conditions
There has been a lot of media hype surrounding claims that ecigarettes can produce formaldehyde, a toxic chemical often associated with smoking. However, now a new study by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos reveals that ecigs will only produce harmful levels of formaldehyde under “extreme conditions”. Dr. Farsalinos set up his... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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 Cotton Candy and Strawberry Crush... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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 that... Read more
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 tobacco products from... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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 are going down, which... Read more
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 governments from... Read more
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 any product containing nicotine... Read more
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 March 30, the CDC... Read more
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 unanimously agreed... Read more
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. Williams reported... Read more
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 popularity... Read more
What Happens When Scientists Compare Cigarette Smoke and Ecig Vapor in the Lab?
As more and more public places move towards vaping bans, a lot of health experts say that we just don’t know enough about electronic cigarettes to allow them. But the truth is that we know more than the mainstream media is telling you. In fact, there have been hundreds... Read more
Two-Thirds of Smokers Will Die From Tobacco Related Causes
Everyone knows that smoking is dangerous, but do you know just how deadly it can be? Even casual smoking can do major damage to your health and now the latest research shows that two-thirds of smokers will die from tobacco related causes. Investigators from the National Centre for Epidemiology... Read more
Victory: British Association of Adoption and Fostering Changes Ecig Policy
Earlier this week, we told you the devastating story of a British couple that was denied the opportunity to adopt because a social worker saw the husband using an electronic cigarette. This story has caused such an uproar of protests from vapers worldwide that the British Association of Adoption... Read more
Social Worker Says Couple Cannot Adopt Because of Ecig Use
There is a serious shortage of foster parents in the world today and there are even fewer families that are willing to adopt a child out of the foster care system. In England, there are more than 69,000 kids in the system and many of those will wait indefinitely... Read more
First Vaping Tribunal Warns Employers to Develop New Ecig Rules
In most workplaces around the world, smoking is prohibited, but few employers have developed a separate policy to dictate whether ecigs can be used in the workplace. Most of the time, employers assume that workers will know that no smoking also means no vaping, but that is not necessarily... Read more
Vaping Advocates Fight Back Against EU’s E-Cigarette Money Grab
Despite more than enough research to prove that electronic cigarettes are an effective way to quit smoking, the European Union wants to impose a new “sin tax” that would level the playing field between Big Tobacco and ecig companies. After news of the new tax hike proposal was released,... Read more
San Francisco Bans Ecigs On All Trains
This week, the directors of San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) voted unanimously to ban electronic cigarettes in all stations and on board the city’s trains. Until now, passengers were free to vape on public transportation, but directors claim that they were getting an onslaught of complaints from... Read more
British Airways Employee Interrogated For Traveling With an Ecig
British Airways is taking drastic measures to protect employees and passengers after a terrifying event in the Middle East. According to reports from the Mirror, a crew member faced a heated interrogation by border patrol agents in Qatar after he attempted to bring his e-cigarette into the country. The... Read more
Research Shows You’re More Likely to Get Hooked on Nicotine Gum than Ecigs
One of the most common arguments we see against electronic cigarettes is that they will only hook more people into nicotine addiction. Many worry that vaping will act as a gateway and eventually cause nonsmokers to start using tobacco products. But is there really any need for concern? Scientists... Read more
US Surgeon General Takes a “Wait and See” Approach to Vaping
Far too often, health officials make snap judgments about electronic cigarettes. Thankfully, the new US Surgeon General is being a little more cautious before he takes an official stance on vaping. Dr. Vivek Murthy believes our nation is “in desperate need of clarity” about the real impact of ecigs... Read more
California Senator Wages War on Ecigs With New Misguided Bill
It’s no secret that Democratic Senator Mark Leno doesn’t like electronic cigarettes. He has publicly stated that he believes vaping could be deadly and now he is pushing for a new bill that would ban vaping in public places and enact harsh penalties to stores that sell vaping products... Read more
Quebec’s Health Minister Sets the Record Straight on Vaping
It’s a rare day when we see a major health authority stand behind the vaping movement and publicly give support to electronic cigarettes. That’s exactly what happened this week when Quebec’s Heath Minister Gaetan Barrette did an interview with CBC Daybreak. He gave a frank and authoritative look at... Read more
New Research Reveals High Levels of Formaldehyde in Ecig Vapor – Are You at Risk?
This week, Portland State University published findings from their recent study on electronic cigarettes and now a lot of ecig users are worried. Scientists said they found high levels of formaldehyde in vapor samples and said the ecigs are actually producing much higher levels of the carcinogen than tobacco... Read more
Profits Down for Big Pharma As Smokers Look to Ecigs
Ten years ago, smokers relied mostly on nicotine replacement therapies like patches and gums when they wanted to kick the habit. But that has all changed thanks to electronic cigarettes. As the ecig market continues to grow by leaps and bounds, Big Pharma is feeling the heat with profits... Read more
Rugby Team Revokes Vaping Ban and Offers Ecigs to Fans
The Warrington Wolves is one of the UK’s most popular rugby teams, but until recently they banned vaping at games in the Halliwell Jones Stadium. This week, the team announced that after giving it some more thought, they are reversing the ecig ban and even offering Wolves themed ecigs... Read more
New Ecig Regulations Coming to China
China is the world’s largest producer of electronic cigarettes, making roughly 80 percent of ecig products on the global market today. With Big Tobacco getting involved in the ecig industry, global health experts are putting pressure on China to implement new regulations through State management to ensure that ecigs... Read more
10 Real Studies That Disprove Lies From San Francisco #Curbit Campaign
The San Francisco Department of Public Health probably thought it was just clever marketing when they launched their new #curbit campaign, but they apparently forgot to do some basic fact checking. As dozens of posters and billboards have popped up across the city, the #curbit campaign has tried to... Read more
Breaking: 10,000 Lives Saved by Electronic Cigarettes in 2014
We all know that electronic cigarettes are a much smarter choice than tobacco, but until now, it has been unclear just how many lives were saved thanks to the vaping alternative. This week, the Scientific Director of CASAA, Carl Phillips, revealed a more precise look at just how important... Read more
Tennessee Prison Reports 80K In Ecig Profits
Electronic cigarettes have become a popular choice among smokers trying to kick the habit and inmate smokers are no exception. In the Dickson County corrections system, cigarettes are considered contraband, but county officials decided to allow inmates to purchase electronic cigarettes this year to see if they could be... Read more