• Victor, NY Places 6-Month Ban on New Vape Stores – Cigarettes as Widely Available as Ever

    By Lindsay Fox Posted May 11, 2015
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    A recent decision by the Village of Victor, NY to ban the opening of vape stores for 180 days is a sign that steps to combat vaping are really getting extreme. The moratorium has also been placed on tattoo parlors and pawn shops – other “undesirable” presences in a community – and is a reminder that despite the legality of e-cigarettes, many communities see their presence as an unwelcome one.

  • Class Action Filed Against Blu eCigs

    By Lindsay Fox Posted April 30, 2015
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    It was only a matter of time until this happened. A class action has been filed against Lorillard at the Orange County Superior Court for Blu eCigs’ “claims” that e-cigarettes are safer and healthier than tobacco cigarettes.

  • Aspire Set to Release Atlantis 2 and Mega – Two New Sub-Ohm Tanks

    By Lindsay Fox Posted April 4, 2015
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    The Aspire Atlantis has been a favorite sub-ohm tank with vapers for a while, but Aspire has now announced two new Atlantis tanks – the Atlantis 2 ($45) and the 5 ml capacity Atlantis Mega ($55) – due to be released on the 6th of April and at some point mid-month, respectively.

  • Mt. Baker Vapor Discontinues Almost 200 Flavors Due to Impending WA Regulations

    By Lindsay Fox Posted March 23, 2015
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    With harsh e-cig regulations in the pipeline in Washington state, Mt. Baker Vapor has opted to cull a large number of e-liquid flavors, in case each flavor will need to be individually certified for sale. With 190 flavors on the chopping block, it’s a firm reminder of the impact irrational legislation can have on vapers and the companies that supply us.

  • UK Couple Banned from Adopting Because the Husband is a Vaper

    By Lindsay Fox Posted February 26, 2015
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    A UK couple has been banned from adopting a child because the husband was seen vaping, based on advice from the British Association for Adoption and Fostering that “users of e-cigarettes be considered smokers” until the completely ill-defined point at which the concerns about e-cigs have been settled.

  • North Dakota Passes Bill Classifying E-Cigarettes as Non-Tobacco Products

    By Lindsay Fox Posted February 20, 2015
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    In a disarmingly rational decision, lawmakers in North Dakota have passed a bill that both bans the sale and use of e-cigarettes by minors and classifies them as non-tobacco products. Instead, they passed another bill classifying e-cigarettes as “nicotine devices.”

  • E-Cigarettes are Being Classed as Drug Paraphernalia by Some Schools

    By Lindsay Fox Posted February 19, 2015
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    Getting caught with an e-cigarette in some schools can get you suspended, tested for drugs and lead to “possession of drug paraphernalia” being marked on your school record. This means that for some students in states such as North Carolina, New Jersey, Washington and Connecticut, you’re better off being caught with cigarettes in school than e-cigarettes.

  • Innokin Releases iTaste MVP V3

    By Lindsay Fox Posted February 5, 2015
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    The MVP family of mods has a new member – Innokin has released the iTaste MVP V3. The MVP V2 and the 20 W version have been among vapers’ favorite VV/VW devices, and the new edition promises to blow them both out of the water, packing a massive 3800 mAh capacity battery and up to 30 W of power.

  • KangerTech to Release Their First Box Mod – The Kbox

    By Lindsay Fox Posted January 29, 2015
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    KangerTech may be most well-known for their atomizers (like the ProTank, AeroTank and SubTank) and eGo-style batteries, but the company will be expanding into the world of mods with their new 40 W Kbox. The new device will fire any coil setup down to 0.4 ohms, and offers between 8 to 40 W of power, all for under $40 – but there are some serious limitations to the design.

  • E-Cigs Considered Illegal in Mexico – Two Vape Stores in the Capital Shut Down

    By Lindsay Fox Posted January 24, 2015
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    Health authorities in Mexico have closed down two vape stores in Mexico City, seizing almost 9,500 devices and citing the technical illegality of e-cigarettes in the country. For the two years prior to this seizure, only around 2,200 devices had been seized, and this may be an indication that authorities are planning on stepping up activity against vaping.

  • More Anti-Vaping Lies: Protect Your Family from E-Cigarettes

    By Lindsay Fox Posted January 23, 2015
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    The California Department of Public Health’s new “Protect Your Family from E-Cigarettes” campaign is a rag-tag collection of lies covering a lot of ground, like some prohibitionist Gish gallop replete with straw men, half truths and outright demonstrable falsehoods, masquerading as “the Facts You Need to Know.”

  • GlaxoSmithKline’s Patch and Gum Sales are Suffering Due to E-Cigs

    By Lindsay Fox Posted January 21, 2015
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    Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is losing sales of its nicotine patches and gums because of the proliferation of e-cigarettes, according to the company’s chief executive. Andrew Witty commented, “Of course, it’s definitely taken a bit of our market, no question at all,” but said they won’t release their own because e-cigs are “just too controversial.”

  • Lorillard’s Sales of blu eCigs Drop by Almost 40 Percent

    By Lindsay Fox Posted January 9, 2015
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    Big tobacco giant Lorillard saw sales of blu eCigs fall by almost 40 percent in the third quarter of 2014, likely due to the fact that vapers have long-since realized that eGo-style devices or mods are vastly superior to the cigarette-sized weaklings of the vaping industry.

  • Vapor Madness! San Francisco Kicks Facts Aside with the #CurbIt Campaign

    By Lindsay Fox Posted January 7, 2015
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    E-cigarettes are harmful, sold by the tobacco industry, contain toxic and cancer-causing chemicals, emit a “pollution cloud” that does “second-hand harm to others” and are just the “latest gimmick” from Big Tobacco, according to the new #CurbIt campaign from the San Francisco Tobacco Free Project.

  • New Tank Lets You Fill Up with Two Different E-Liquids at Once

    By Lindsay Fox Posted December 22, 2014
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    Since most vapers change e-liquids at least once during the course of a day’s vaping, Totally Wicked has provided a tank atomizer perfectly suited to our needs, allowing you to fill up with two different e-liquids and change between (or combine) them by simply twisting a selection dial.