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BMC Medicine: Vaping 96% Safer Than Smoking

According to their website, BioMed Central is “an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 277 peer-reviewed open access journals.” So it’s very interesting to see that they recently published a commentary by Riccardo Polosa in which he claims that vaping is actually 96% safer than smoking. “Compared to combustible cigarettes, e-vapor products are at least 96%

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Illinois Tables Bill That Would Have Banned Flavored E-Juice

The Illinois House just tabled Bill HB3362, which would have made selling flavored e-liquids a Class A misdemeanor. I’m not sure what exactly tabling entails, but it seems like for now it will still be legal to sell flavored e-juice in Illinois, I’m sure thanks to the vapers in that state relentlessly emailing their representatives.

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Jails Across the Country Selling E-Cigs to Inmates

It seems like all the news about local and state governments regulating e-cigarettes, taxing them, and even going out of their way to create anti-vaping propaganda really is all about the money. ABC reports that jails in more than a dozen states are offering e-cigarettes for sale to inmates in their county jails.  Of course

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$700 Million Worth of Legal Weed Sold in Colorado Last Year

The Washington Post recently analyzed tax data from Colorado’s Department of Revenue and determined that an astounding 700 million dollars worth of legal pot was sold in the state last year. The breakdown is $386 million for medical marijuana and $306 million for recreational marijuana. This is a conservative estimate since it doesn’t account for

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Big Tobacco Wants to Shut Down Smaller Vape Competitors

It’s no secret that the Big Tobacco companies fucked up big time. Once the vaping craze took off, they chose to put all of their effort into producing and marketing the shitty cigalike vapes that can be found in gas stations all across America, thinking that everyone wanted something that looked and felt exactly like

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Amsterdam’s Famous “Coffee Shops” Headed To Seattle?

Walking into a coffee shop in Amsterdam is a smokers paradise. So many different types of weed, their origins and exactly the type of effect you can expect after smoking. It doesn’t really get much better than this. Pete Holmes thinks it would be a good idea to create our own version of these, with

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