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Warning: This Politician’s Anti-Vaping Op-Ed Will Piss You Off

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. So I made the mistake of reading this op-ed from Massachusetts State Senator Jason Lewis. And now I’m filled with nerd rage. Not just because he disagrees with my opinion. I understand that perfectly reasonable people can disagree with each other from time to time. My problem is that

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Why the New CDC Report on Teen Vaping is Good News

The CDC released a new report showing that the teen vaping rate has declined for the first time ever. The report found that “the decline in use of tobacco products was primarily driven by a drop in e-cigarette use among middle and high school students from 3 million in 2015 to just under 2.2 million in

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Trump Administration (Temporarily) Saves Vaping

Just the Facts On Monday, the FDA announced that the implementation of the e-cigarette regulations would be delayed by three months. The so-called “deeming rules” were proposed in April 2014 and finalized one year ago. Numerous companies in the vaping and cigar industries have been battling the government in court in an attempt to overturn

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US Navy Bans Vaping Due to Explosion Fears

The US Navy is officially banning vaping from all aircraft, submarines, ships, and boats due to fears of lithium-ion battery explosions. From the official US Navy press release: The Fleet commanders implemented this policy to protect the safety and welfare of Sailors and to protect the ships, submarines, aircraft and equipment. The prohibition will be

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Trump Makes Bold Statement on FDA Regulations. Did He Just Save Vaping?

In a meeting earlier today with CEOs from major biotech and pharmaceutical companies, President Trump promised to get rid of 80% of FDA regulations. While the meeting was primarily focused on lowering the price of prescription drugs and bringing back drug manufacturing to the United States, some of Trump’s statements from the meeting are very

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Why Does the Surgeon General Want to Destroy Your Right to Vape?

The United States Surgeon General released a report today that slammed e-cigarettes and called for even more regulation and taxation. In the completely biased report, Vivek Murthy chooses to focus almost exclusively on the highly manipulative and alarmist “think of the children” argument. Seriously. Let that sink in. The Surgeon General of the United States, a position that

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The First Presidential Candidate to Support Vaping is…

With the presidential election only a month away, many people in the vaping community have been wondering if any of the candidates have shown any support for vapers. Sure, it’s easy to say that more conservative candidates tend to be opposed to unethical government regulation (like the FDA vaping regs), and that more liberal candidates

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Graphic Video: Man Shot in California After Pointing Vape at Officers

A new video just released by the El Cajon, CA police department shows the death of a black man who was pointing a vape at officers, pretending that it was a gun. According to Police Chief Jeff Davis, this is how the controversial incident went down: The man, Alfred Okwera Olango, reportedly suffered from mental illness. Police

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Do YOU Vape in Non-Smoking Zones? Should You?

More than 60 percent of you vape in non-smoking zones, according a recently released study from the University of California, San Diego. The study also found that approximately three-quarters of vapers opposed banning e-cigarettes in areas where smoking is banned. Most also don’t view the devices as harmful to themselves and others. While most states have

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This E-Cig Manufacturer is the First to File Bankruptcy in the Wake of the FDA Regulations

The new FDA regulations just claimed their first major victim. NJOY is one of the most widely known manufacturers of vaping products, primarily cig-a-likes and pen-style vaporizers. On September 16th they officially filed for bankruptcy in Delaware federal court. The company has been unable to pay it’s debts of $234.4 million, and had been seeking buyers for months. They

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Is the US Navy About to Ban Vaping?

According to an article from Navy Times, a full vaping ban on all Navy bases and ships may soon come into effect. “The Naval Safety Center concludes that these devices pose a significant and unacceptable risk to Navy personnel, facilities, submarines, ships, vessels and aircraft,” the memo reads, going on to recommend a full ban

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Senator Ron Johnson: Taking the Fight to the FDA

Senator Ron Johnson might not be the most famous pro-vaping member of congress (that title belongs, rightfully so, to Rep. Duncan Hunter), but he is easily one of the most prolific and outspoken opponents of the new FDA regulations. He deserves much more recognition from the vaping community. On May 18th, a few months before

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Watch the New Teaser Trailer for “A Billion Lives”

The team behind the “A Billion Lives” pro-vaping documentary just released a new teaser trailer ahead of their North American premiere in Milwaukee. I know that the filmmakers need to make back some of the money that they spent creating this documentary, and that hitting the film festival circuit and having limited premieres is the

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The Companies Named in “Exploding E-Cigarette” Lawsuits Include….

Several of the top vaping manufacturers in the world have been named in more than a dozen new lawsuits, as reported by Time and the Wall Street Journal. The lawsuits allege that products built by these manufacturers have exploded, causing serious injuries and property damage. Some of the products that have allegedly exploded include those

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Study: Vaping Has Helped 6.1 Million People Quit Smoking in Europe

A new study just released in Addiction claims that 6.1 million smokers in Europe have kicked the habit because of vaping. Additionally, the study found that vaping is largely confined to people who are former or current smokers, and that e-cigarette use by non-smokers is rare. The researchers surveyed 27,460 across all 28 EU countries. Among respondents

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Who is Behind the Campaign to Lie to the Public About Vaping?

The vaping industry is fighting for its very survival in a multi-front war against various groups that would, on the surface, seem like unlikely allies: Democrat politicians, tobacco companies, pharmaceutical companies, and state governments. This bizarre alliance is an example of what Jonathan H. Adler of Case Western Reserve University School of Law calls a

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The Fight Begins: Vaping Companies Bring Lawsuits Against the FDA

While some of the new FDA regulations are set to take effect here on August 10th, we’re still about two years out from when the worst parts kick in. In two years we will see the moment when all non-FDA approved vaping products will be banned, aka the Vapepocalypse. Some vaping companies have used this window

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The Effect of E-Cigarettes on Tobacco Industries

As the public increasingly become aware of the health risks and costs involved in smoking cigarettes, many smokers are switching over to e-cigarettes. The health risks of cigarette smoking have been well-publicized by governments for decades, with the U.S Surgeon General having issued a report on the risks back in 1964. Nowadays, all cigarette packages

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