The New York Times picks a fight with Vapers

Reading the newspaper

Just when you though Ecigs Couldn't get worse press… The really great news for vapers everywhere is that you are ingesting poison into your systems. Well, you are if you believe what this article says. We really don’t know where to begin. Okay, it’s fairly easy to pick holes in any argument but with this one we’re just staggered. The term ‘scaremongering’ doesn’t even come into it. This is just … [Read more...]

A small victory for ECigs in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Ecigs in Minnesota

Down in Minnesota, there’s been some kind of victory, albeit small. Minnesota isn’t known for trailblazing in any respects, But the events of the past few days have shown that there can be some intelligent behavior resulting from lawmaking. The House Senate committee in Minnesota ruled against including electronic cigarettes in indoor air laws. If electronic cigarettes were to be included in these … [Read more...]

Prevalent and powerful e-cig myths debunked: part one

The Remedy For Intentional myths is the truth

Via the wonderful Grimm Green blog we’ve found a comprehensive list of all the myths involved in the electronic cigarette industry. If you were to read all of the myths and think about each one you would probably need to have around a week in which to do so. There’s plenty of stuff here to talk about and discuss, and plenty to get angry about too. Have a good read, because there is much to … [Read more...]

The Debate at the Heart of E-Cig Regulation

e cig beside traditional cig

The FDA is currently asking for comment and opinion regarding electronic cigarettes and the regulation that is now very much underway. It’s a 75-day period, during which anyone can make comment about the topic and commit their ideas to the conversation. As you may well know, there is a general feeling that the FDA is working hard to reduce danger amongst children. It has made this very clear … [Read more...]

Vapers Shooting Self In Foot, While CASAA Asks For Time

CASAA Logo bw

The Consumer Advocates for Smoke free Alternatives Association (CASAA) is quite rightly angry with the FDA deeming regulations announced a couple of weeks ago. For everyone who vapes or who has any other interest in the industry, there are many reasons why the FDA announcement has tended to upset rather than elate. While it is pretty fair to say that ‘at least something is happening’, a couple … [Read more...]

Vapor From E Cigs Contain Carcinogens?

Carcinogens have been detected in the vapor of electronic cigarettes, or so they say. This is because the journal of Nicotine and Tobacco Research did a study that says they found traces of formaldehyde in the vapor they tested. They don't go into much more detail in the articles I've read, so I have a hard time believing this is the case with most electronic cigarette products. What worries me … [Read more...]

The End Of Vaping As We Know It?

FDA regulation and big tobacco squash ecig innovation?

In thriving industries and marketplaces, innovation is everything. Even more-soo when the industry in question is fundamentally disruptive; whether the internet, tablet computers or - Electronic Cigarettes. When it comes to E-Cigs, innovation can, and should happen. In a BIG way. The fact that the industry has innovation at its core is not in doubt - products have evolved at breakneck speed … [Read more...]

Are Electronic Cigarettes Tobacco Products?

With the recent news that the FDA will be playing a part in regulating electronic cigarettes, there are people that are wondering whether or not they're similar to cigarettes at all. Of course, nicotine is found in both traditional and electronic cigarettes in most cases, but that's about all in terms of what make up these products. What Is In An Electronic Cigarette That Makes It A Tobacco … [Read more...]

FDA Responses: Other Angles Hiding Teeth?

FDA ecig regulation responses - not so nice after all?

Last weeks deeming announcement from the FDA may well have seemed like the best thing that happened to the electronic cigarette industry for a very long time. And perhaps it was. Essentially, the FDA has agreed to introduce a raft of measures that will make it more difficult for children to access electronic cigarettes and will put in place measures that will make manufacturers more responsible … [Read more...]

FDA finally creates what looks like real e-cig regulation

FDA deeming regulation on e cigarettes announcement

So the FDA has finally relented to incredible pressure and announced the initial stages of electronic cigarette regulation. It’s been a long time coming, but the first blush of responses, especially from the electronic cigarette industry itself, seems positive. It’s generally good news. The first bit of good news that has come out of the announcement is the new and firm stance the FDA is … [Read more...]