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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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Is Coca-Cola Making a CBD Drink?

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Coca-Cola may set its sights on CBD-infused drinks, BNN Bloomberg reported this week. “We no interest in marijuana or cannabis,” the company claimed in a statement on Monday. Then, they proceeded to undermine their own statement. Coca-Cola is allegedly ‘in talks’ with Canadian cannabis manufacturer, Aurora Cannabis, to consider a …

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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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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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Juul Launches in Canada

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Juul plans to officially launch in Canada this month, according to a recent press release. The vape industry giant, recently reported by Neilsen and Wells Fargo as holding 72% market share, announced products will be available for sale in Canada in September. Convenience stores and vape shops across the country …

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Big Tobacco is Paying Social Media Influencers to Promote Their Products: Here’s How They Got Caught

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Major tobacco companies have undergone large scale changes over the last decade, having to shift their research and development focus to smoking alternatives over the traditional combustible cigarette. Philip Morris International (PMI) even launched an advertising campaign this year with the tagline “We want to give up smoking.“ PMI claimed …

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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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Fire-Safe Vape Batteries Could Be In Our Future

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Scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) discovered a new chemical recipe that could reduce the chance of lithium-ion batteries catching fire, Ars Technica reports. ORNL Physicist Gabriel Veith is concerned manufacturers may be unwilling to overhaul production to include non-flammable solid electrodes. In response, Veith said he and his …

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