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SRNT Rebuffs US Classification of Vapes as Tobacco Products

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Vaping has sustained economic growth and increased public endorsement over the last few years. Given the similarly increased scrutiny of leaf tobacco and combustible cigarettes, more folks than ever are looking to a nicotine alternative to help curb their former habit. Research efforts are ongoing to determine the efficacy of …

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As Vaping Trend Soars, Tobacco Faces More Scrutiny

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Vaping is a continued trend on the rise around the world. It has become one of the most popular smoking alternatives, has earned celebrity endorsements, and has even become hugely popular among teens thanks to companies like Juul (read our review here). Yet, vaping is far from the only smoking alternative …

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Celebrities Tapped to Sell The Cool of Vaping

Over the last decade, e-cigarette use, called vaping, has risen dramatically across the US. There are arguments from advocates and detractors alike about the potential effects of vaping versus smoking combustible tobacco cigarettes. Vaping has a relatively short history compared to the long and sordid story of the rise and …

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Higher Nicotine for Your Health? A Study in Smoking Cessation

Studies on the effects of vaping continue to be conducted, year after year, to essentially the same base result. Researchers explicate the chemical composition of e-liquid and the risks of inhalation of e-cigarette vapor at the high temperatures some vape mods achieve. On the other hand, however, vaping is being …

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June Public Vote Decides Vape Fate for San Francisco

Last year, city supervisors in San Francisco attempted a full ban of flavored vaping liquids and menthol cigarettes. In fact, the official ordinance states that all “flavored tobacco products” are prohibited from sale in the city. The ban ultimately includes any tobacco product marketed with particular verbiage to claim the …

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Cloud Chasing: Vapor as Sport and Art

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Modern culture has produced some obscure and seemingly ridiculous trends. From fad to faux pas, where there’s a quick buck to be made, and a potential shot at even minute stardom within a particular community, folks seem to latch on to whatever is the newest hype that will net them …

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Confirmed: Vape Explosion Kills Florida Man; First Vaping Death in History

A deadly fire that killed a 38-year-old man in St. Petersburg, FL has just been confirmed to have been caused by an exploding vape pen. The Pinellas County medical examiner officially released the cause of death on Tuesday. This is the first confirmed case of an exploding e-cig resulting in …

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Study May Suggest Vaping Not a Gateway to Cigarettes

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A new study, published in March 2017, analyzes correlation and causation between youth who vape and youth who smoke cigarettes, but not in the way you might think. Lynn T. Kozlowski and Kenneth E. Warner’s publication in the peer-reviewed journal, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, reflects on prior studies and datasets …

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Is “Vape Gut” Real? A New Study on Gut Bacteria in Vapers Has Surprising Results

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Recently, Newcastle University, in England, published their first findings on gut bacteria composition between a small sample group. The international research team, headed by Newcastle’s own Dr. Christopher Stewart of the Institute of Cellular Medicine, studied a small user sample, consisting of 30 individuals. Of these, 10 were vape users, …

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FDA May Approve Cannabis-Based Drug to Treat Rare Forms of Epilepsy

Any time the media circus has been abuzz about cannabis as medicine, the stories have been rife with controversy, speculation, and criticism. Cannabis catches a mostly-bad rap in the traditional media sphere, especially when it comes to the field of medicine. The stigma of “weed” as a “drug,” in lay …

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No Hiding Behind the Building: New Teen Trend is Vaping in Hallways, Classrooms

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Teen trends range from the expected to the absolutely absurd. Often, middle- and high-schoolers seek out ways to express a sense of independence and push an overall identity of adulthood, despite cultural norms and hopeful parents reminding kids to enjoy youth while they are young. Seems one of the newest …

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Perl E-Cig Review

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Have you heard of the Perl? It’s a nifty new e-cig that’s barely on the market and is being sold in limited supplies by the manufacturer. The Perl impresses from the moment you see it, with its sweet little design – which the package is designed to mimic (I know, …

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Vape and Smoke Shop Locator

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What is a vape shop? A vape shop is a store that specializes in selling only vaping-related gear. That means that you won’t find any cigarettes, cigars, or any other smoking accessories in one of these shops. What you will find is an assortment of e-cigarettes, mods, starter kits, e-juice, …

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What’s in Your Vape Stash?

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Have you ever noticed that vapers have a lot of extra pieces lying around? If you are an RDA user and you are into building your own coils, then you probably have pieces and partial spools of all different thickness of wires. You are also going to have different batches …

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Watch E-Cig Battery Explode In Woman’s Purse During a Nevada City Council Meeting

A shocking new video shows the results of leaving a loose 18650 lithium-ion battery (the type that is used in almost all mods) in your purse. In the middle of a routine city council meeting in Boulder City, NV, a woman’s purse randomly exploded, with flames flying everywhere and panicked …

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Posts You May Have Missed Last Month on VaporVanity

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How to clean your coils on the cheap so they last. We reviewed the Utillian 420 herbal vaporizer. Why raising the legal vaping age is a stupid idea. A House panel made a last ditch effort to save the vape industry from annihilation. Finally, someone speaks the truth about vaping. …

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VAPING SAVED: FDA Scraps E-Cig Regulations

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According a new press release, the FDA has decided to do away with their plans to regulate e-cigarettes for at least another five years. From the press release: Under expected revised timelines, applications for newly-regulated combustible products, such as cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco, would be submitted by Aug. …

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Challenge to the FDA Deeming Rule Fails: Vapes May Still Be Banned This Year

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A federal court just dismissed the first legal challenge to the FDA “deeming rule”, the rule that the FDA has used to justify banning any e-cigs manufactured after 2007 that haven’t received approval from the agency. In Nicopure Labs, LLC v. FDA, vaping retailers and e-cigarette associations launched a sustained …

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House Panel Makes Last Ditch Effort to Save the Vape Industry from Annihilation

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A panel from the Republican-controlled House just passed legislation that would prevent the FDA from requiring e-cigarette manufacturers to undergo retroactive safety reviews for products that are already on the market. The legislation, voted on by the House Appropriations Committee, would still require that new products introduced in the future …

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This is Why Raising the Legal Vaping Age is a Stupid Idea

Have you heard of Tobacco 21? It’s a national organization that is pushing to change the tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21, all across the country. Part of the organization’s tag line is that “clever marketing by the tobacco industry, pushing small cigars, hookahs, e-cigarettes, and flavored vaping products, …

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Posts You May Have Missed Last Month on VaporVanity

We wrote a guide on how to vape when you travel around the world. The CDC released a new report on teen vaping. Here’s why that’s good news. A state senator in Massachusetts wrote an anti-vaping op-ed that contains so many anti-vaping cliches that it seems fake. But it’s not. …

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Rep. Duncan Hunter Vapes During a Congressional Hearing… Again

Rep. Duncan Hunter has made a name for himself as “America’s Vaping Congressman” due to his relentless support of vaping rights over the past couple years. He was one of the few who would publicly support the right to vape even during the dark days of the previous administration when …

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This is How Your E-Cig Can Be Used to Hack Your Computer

Cybersecurity has been a major topic in the news lately after the wave of ransomware attacks that have been taking down the computer systems of multinational companies all over the world. Think you don’t have to worry about that vape that you’ve been charging in your computer’s USB port? Think …

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