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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California Legislation Attempting to Ban Flavored Vape Juice

California Legislation Attempting to Ban Flavored Vape Juice

Today, May 23, 2019, the California Senate shelved a bill named SB 38, which would ban the sale of vapor and smoke-free tobacco products in flavors other than tobacco. The California bill intends to ban flavored tobacco products, aimed at reducing the use of electronic cigarettes by minors, was shelved Thursday after the author said it had been watered down so much with exemptions that it was now opposed by public health groups.Under intense lobbying from the tobacco industry, a Senate panel amended SB 38 against the wishes of its author to exempt hookah products and some flavors that are...

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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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US Federal Judge Strikes the Vape Industry

US Federal Judge Strikes the Vape Industry

E-cigarettes are under fire again as a federal judge ruled the Food and Drug Administration has been lax in reviewing the impact of nicotine delivery systems on vapers’ health, and North Carolina’s attorney general filed a lawsuit against Juul, accusing it of using “unfair and deceptive” marketing practices that has led to an “epidemic” among teenagers.North Carolina is the first state to take legal action against Juul, which is the dominant brand in the U.S. e-cigarette market, with an estimated market share of 74%, according to Nielsen. The global e-cigarette market was worth $11.26 billion in 2018, and is projected...

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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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