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.
Recap of the 2013 Electronic Cigarette Convention in Anaheim, CA, presented by West Coast Vapers Club.
Day 2 of the Electronic Cigarette Convention in Anaheim featured a workshop on e-cig regulations and e-liquid safety by Azim Chowdhury, Lou Ritter and Linc Williams from AEMSA.
The effectiveness of electronic cigarettes as a quit smoking aid just received a huge boost with a new Italian study published on the scientific journal PLOS ONE. In the first ever clincal trial on the effectiveness of tobacco reduction and smoking cessation rates using e-cigarettes, ECLAT found up to a 13 percent quit rate in participants over a 52 week period.
MEPs have approved new and stringent rules on e-cigarettes, banning advertising and limiting nicotine content to 20mg/ml beginning in 2016.
Here in the states, we awoke to big news this morning from our neighbors across the pond. Today, Members of European Parliament voted on several revisions to the Tobacco Products Directive. Among them was a vote on whether or not to classify e-cigarettes as medicinal products, restricting sales to pharmacies for products with a nicotine concentration over 4%, or 4 mg/ml.
After the landmark decision from the European Parliament to not regulate e-cigs as medicines, the EU Commission – the arm of the EU responsible for proposing legislation – has pushed ahead and proposed a vastly disproportionate approach to regulating e-cigs.
The FDA has issued their first approval for an e-cigarette to be sold in the US. The approved vape is the Vuse Solo, a big tobacco-backed device and its accompanying tobacco cartridge.
The FDA, which claims to stand for “science-based regulation,” seems incapable of drawing even the most basic of conclusions: e-cigarettes, regulated or unregulated, are vastly safer than tobacco cigarettes and should be treated as such.
It’s been a very, very long time coming, but the FDA has finally revealed its plans for the regulation of e-cigarettes.
The FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products has announced it will be holding a public listening session to discuss “any topic relevant to science-based regulation of tobacco products” on April 5th in San Diego.
The US Food and Drug Administration has declared a war on vaping products some time ago now. August 8th, 2016 marked...
After a great deal of controversy over the last time Five Pawns’ juices were tested, the company has now released new test results. The findings – which in the previous test showed up to 2,500 ppm (or 2,500 μg/ml) of acetyl propionyl (AP) in Absolute Pin – now show vastly lower levels of the chemical. So what’s going on?
TL;DR? An imminent nationwide survey produced by a group of French MPs launching to better understand public opinion on recreational...
After a string of court cases in Germany revolving around the possible classification of e-liquids as medicines, the Federal Administrative Court has decisively ruled that they don't meet the definition, and e-liquids can therefore continue being sold freely.
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."
TL;DR? Gov. Jay Robert “J.B.” Pritzker announced the expungement and forgiveness of over half a million Illinois residents with minor,...
An interview with RunnerX (Jim Oliver), the man who ran the entire New York City Marathon while vaping.
Jay-Z may very well have 99 problems but his position in the cannabis industry ain’t one. The hip hop man,...
Over the last few weeks, reports of a "mystery illness" relating to vaping have been making their rounds, but what's really going on? What do we know so far? Should nicotine vapers be worried? Here's everything you need to know.