Top 5 Picks to Watch in the Vaping Industry for 2019

Top 5 Picks to Watch in the Vaping Industry for 2019

As we ring in the new year we look to the hottest topics that’ll shape 2019 in the world of vaping. Below are our top five categories of items we believe will impact the industry. Regulations & Taxes Technology Consolidation of the Industry Continued Growth in Users Product Diversification Regulations and taxes will continue to be the focus around the globe as the FDA in the United States continues to fight “the epidemic of youth vaping” and local cities fight for various flavor bans. We’d also expect governments to continue to look for additional revenue streams from vapor products as...

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Senators Introduce New Bipartisan Anti-Vaping Bill(s)

Senators Introduce New Bipartisan Anti-Vaping Bill(s)

A bipartisan bill to help schools fight the supposed “epidemic” of teenage vaping was introduced in the Senate this week. The legislation was introduced as the “Smoke Free Schools Act,” ignoring the fact that vaping doesn’t involve smoke.The Smoke Free Schools Act is suppose to help schools find ways to combat the scourge of vaping and nicotine addiction, which the bill’s mentions is a major issue of teens today. The act would address the following concerns- Specifically bans vaping in schools and childcare facilities- Amends Title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to clarify that e-cigarette prevention is...

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The Increase in Teen Vaping May Lead to Less Teen Smokers

The FDA calls teen vaping an “epidemic,” but the influence of e-cigarettes on teens’ overall health might be more complicated than assumed, according to a new study out Thursday in the journal Tobacco Control. It suggests that while teens and young adults in the U.S. did start flocking to e-cigarettes these past few years, they also significantly cut back on smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes during the same time period. So could vaping be the silver bullet that kicks tobacco to the curb?Vaping advocates have long claimed that e-cigarettes can and will help current smokers wean themselves away from smoking tobacco...

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Vape Advocacy Efforts More Important Than Ever

Vape Advocacy Efforts More Important Than Ever

Vape advocacy is everywhere, whether joining or creating groups to invite vapers to join, informing your “vape family” of significant news stories and current event updates, writing your state’s legislators, educating the non-vaping portion of society, organizing pro-vaping events, there is something you can do to help the industry move forward. The many forms of advocacy for vaping to inspire much debate and aggressive tensions shared back and forth. Although we are referring to the Internet, we’re also referring to the vaping lifestyle which is surely a phenomenon we know and love so well from watching it evolve into a...

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Latest News from the FDA Regarding Potential Vape Sale Restrictions

Latest News from the FDA Regarding Potential Vape Sale Restrictions

This week it’s expected that the FDA will ban closed pod systems from being sold in convenience stores as reported by the Washington Post. Furthermore, it’s rumored that they will go as far as banning the sale of certain flavors to help curb the use of vapor products by minors. This regulatory change will have great impacts on customer choices as it could drive lots of foot traffic back to vapor stores or online to get their products. It’s unclear how any of these changes will be regulated and the timeline for these changes. Just a few months ago the...

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CDC Says E-Cigarette Use Among Teenagers is on the Decline

CDC Says E-Cigarette Use Among Teenagers is on the Decline

The days of Joe Cool advertising cigarettes are long gone. Instead, today’s students are routinely warned about the dangers of smoking. Regulators have been less sure what kids these days think of e-cigarettes, fearing that the flavor options might be tempting more youth who would otherwise not try tobacco. E-cigarettes, a relatively new form of tobacco use, overtook cigarettes in popularity among youth in 2015. The results of the latest National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) puts some of those fears to rest, showing that teen vaping has fallen for the second-consecutive year.According...

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