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Vape Juice or Unapproved Drug? Officials Respond to Claims of Erectile Dysfunction E-Liquid

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On October 11th, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to Chinese vape product manufacturer, HelloCig, about the contents of their products. HelloCig has 15 days to respond to the letter. If not, they face further action “such as seizure or injunction,” the agency claims. USA Today first …

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Is the IQOS Coming to US? Researchers Advise Against with New Evidence

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Philip Morris International’s (PMI) prominent Heat-Not-Burn device, the IQOS, may not reduce harm enough to be considered for MRTP status by the FDA, Reuters reports. PMI submitted their own research data to the FDA for review earlier this year. The tobacco company sought for their I-Quit-Ordinary-Smoking (IQOS) device to earn …

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Video Games and Instagram: The FDA’s Newest – and Ironic – Anti-Vape Tools for Teens

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Tuesday, The FDA launched an anti-vaping campaign similar to the all-too-familiar anti-smoking campaigns of old. ‘The Real Cost’ is the long-standing tobacco awareness program by the federal agency. But, as of this week, their materials include targeted messages about the dangers of vapes as well. The agency uses a browser-based …

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Vaping Cannabis Comes to NJ

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The state of New Jersey recently changed medical cannabis legislation for the better, local reports announced. The state now allows dispensaries to carry THC vape cartridges previously outlawed. Dispensaries were previously only authorized to sell topical applications, cannabis flower, and oral lozenges. Since the waiver, two providers have already applied …

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Approved Cannabidiol Drug Could Mean Bad News for Supplement Market

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Cannabidiol supplements have been on the market for a number of years now. The supplement has taken various forms: oils, tinctures, edibles, and even lotions and other topical applications. The CBD trend rises the more research suggests that this non-psychoactive cannabis component counters struggles like anxiety and depression. CBD is …

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US-Canadian Vape Associations Team Up to Tackle Regulation Issues

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This week, Business Wire reported that the American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association (AEMSA) and the Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) announced a combined effort to revamp vape e-liquid regulatory standards and practices. They dubbed the joint venture the North American Vapor Alliance (NAVA). AEMSA President Scott Eley and CVA President Shaun …

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Vape Companies Are Pulling ‘Kid-Friendly’ Flavors Off the Market

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Last week, FDA Director Scott Gottlieb announced seventeen different vape juice companies will stop selling flavors the agency was worried were ‘kid-friendly.’ The decision comes after warning letters the FDA issued to businesses earlier this year. The director acknowledged the agency’s support of vaping for adult users, saying instead their …

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Long Awaited CBD Study Reveals Promising Results – And Groundbreaking FDA Approval

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Findings from the 2015 landmark study on Cannabidol (CBD) have finally been released, and the results look promising. The study, which was conducted at the south’s research powerhouse, University of Alabama at Birmingham, was published in the journal, Epilepsy and Behavior. It focused on 72 children and 60 adults, all …

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Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Busts ‘Fake Weed’ Vape Juice Dealers

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Mississippi authorities recently arrested a number of smoke shop employees for selling illegal vape products, Clarion Ledger reports. Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) Director, John Dowdy, confirmed seizure of over 24,000 units of products commonly referred to as “spice.” Unlike the crumbling plant matter in airtight pouches, however, MBN reported …

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