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You Don't Know Nicotine

Aaron Biebert, the director behind the award-winning documentary A BILLION LIVES, is back with a new project, YOU DON’T KNOW NICOTINE. Biebert, who neither smokes nor vapes, is nonetheless a supporter of the public health movement to truthfully inform adult smokers of the truth about nicotine. With his new project, he is hoping to understand why misunderstandings about nicotine exist, and what can be done to promote a better understanding of nicotine in order to save lives. The project was already set for production, but in order to bring extra value to the film, Biebert took to Kickstarter for additional...

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Vaping Influencers Called Out by US FDA

Vaping Influencers Called Out by US FDA

A week ago, on June 7, 2019 the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to several vaping companies for their marketing programs. They targeted primarily social influencers and their sponsored posts that did not contain mandatory warnings. The posts were on popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.The specific companies that received warnings included Solace Technologies LLC (doing business as Solace Vapor), Hype City Vapors LLC, Humble Juice Co. LLC and Artist Liquids Laboratories LLC (doing business as Artist Liquid Labs).The FDA moved to discipline vaping companies for inappropriately promoting their products to those...

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India Proposing to Ban the Use of E-Cigarettes

India Proposing to Ban the Use of E-Cigarettes

India has one of the largest populations in the world and is filled with 100 million adult smokers. So you'd look that the country and their health officials would do anything to prevent the consumption of cigarettes, or at a minimum adopt products that limit its use.However, India is pushing for bans and regulations of products like e-cigarettes that many other countries consider to be a great, and better, alternative to traditional cigarettes. As much as 13% of the 720,000 annual premature deaths in India are tobacco-related, that's an astonishing number of people.In 2017, a working group of India’s ministry...

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Is vaping like riding a bicycle with a helmet?

Is vaping like riding a bicycle with a helmet?

The impact of smoking on health is huge, obviously. Half of all lifelong smokers die early because of the habit basically losing 3 months of life expectancy for every year they smoke after the age of 35. Also, most would agree the habit is both physically and psychologically addictive. Vaping has now come along and tries to help people quit smoking; however, the jury might still be out, but Public Health England claims that vaping may be contributing to at least 20,000 smokers quitting every year.Vaping clearly has its critics (Google vaping news and you’ll 90% of the critics). Medical...

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Disney's Vaping Ban Begins Today

Disney's Vaping Ban Begins Today

If being able to smoke within Disney World or Disneyland was on your bucket list you could now cross it off. Starting today, all forms of smoking, including vaping, are banned from all their U.S. parks including ESPN Wide World of Sports.Previously, park guests were able to smoke in designated areas inside Disney's parks. Now, smoking will be limited to designated areas outside of park entrances.All Disney employees will be in charge of smoking enforcement, spokeswoman Erica Ettori said in March when the ban was first announced. She said Disney does not plan to punish visitors if they are caught...

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US Bipartisan Bill to Increase Tobacco Sales to 21 and Restrict Online Sales

US Bipartisan Bill to Increase Tobacco Sales to 21 and Restrict Online Sales

In the United States House of Representatives has introduced a new bipartisan bill that would set the national age to purchase tobacco and vapes products to 21 years of age. The bill would also address how tobacco products are purchased over the internet. The bill was introduced by Alabama Republican Representative Robert Aderholt and is called the Stopping Consumption of Tobacco by Teens Act or SCOTT Act for short. The bill is a tribute to outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb who amplified the teenage vaping crisis to epidemic levels. Representative Aderholt said, “this is bipartisan legislation that builds upon the...

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