The Facts of Vaping Indoors

The Facts of Vaping Indoors

You’ve probably heard of the various recent bans within many cities to ban vaping within indoor buildings. However, studies have shown that within seconds vape air quality returns to normal levels; however, cigarettes can take up to 45 minutes to disappear air quality levels.Despite the plumes of vape e-cigarettes can create, causing some non-users to worry about its impact on the environment, researchers found particles evaporate almost instantly, even indoors.Even in the “worst case scenario,” where there was no ventilation, researchers found particle counts quickly returned to background levels in trials with commercially available vapes.In stark contrast, the new studies...

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Could Vaping Really Be the Most Significant Public Health Benefit this Decade?

Could Vaping Really Be the Most Significant Public Health Benefit this Decade?

It is hard to separate American history from the smell of tobacco smoke. The first English colonists grew tobacco as a cash crop for more than 200 years, smoking remains a $100 billion dollar industry today. Over the course of the last decade, though, nicotine habits are becoming increasingly separated from the smell of smoke. Vaping has seen rapid growth as more and more smokers turn to it as a means of reducing health side effects and aiding in kicking the habit. Regulations at the state and federal level could hamper or halt this process, though. This is where customers...

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California Boardwalk at Sunset for Vaping at Cali Steam

FDA Youth Prevention Actions

On April 24, 2018 the United States Food and Drug Administration released a public statement outlining its continued priority of regulating tobacco products. The FDA highlighted the following points in their statement: FDA cites 40 retailers for violations related to youth sales of JUUL e-cigarettes Agency announces a new blitz of retail establishments targeting youth sale violations Agency takes new action to examine youth appeal of JUUL Agency takes steps to foreclose online sales of JUUL to minors The FDA outlined that these would be just the first steps in their new effort aimed at stopping youth from using e-cigarettes....

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Upcoming FDA Regulations to Impact Vape Companies

Upcoming FDA Regulations to Impact Vape Companies

We’ve received a lot of questions recently regarding the upcoming deadlines in the United States pertaining to the FDA and the Tobacco Control Act. We’ll highlight a few of the keys items in this blog posting but encourage everyone to reference the guidance at FDA.gov. Packaging Requirements All products must be manufactured with compliant packaging by August 10, 2018. That means, all tobacco products must adhere to the very specific warning labeling requirements. Furthermore, all distribution of non-compliant packaging must end on September 11, 2018. The only way a retailer can offer for sale or distribute non-compliant packaging is if...

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The Vaping Industry is Transforming within the United States

The Vaping Industry is Transforming within the United States

Amid a far-ranging push to deregulate American companies — from payday lenders to internet service providers — the vaping industry is transforming within the United States. The Food and Drug Administration announced it will push ahead with a plan to reduce nicotine in cigarettes. Additionally, the FDA said it also wants to take a closer look at menthol and other flavors that entice young people to try smoking.Not why would a federal agency charged with keeping Americans safe go after cigarettes — under normal circumstances, the answer to that would be obvious.FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb last week unveiled an "advance...

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Headed to the Desert to Visit Coachella?

Headed to the Desert to Visit Coachella?

Are you one of the lucky ones headed to the desert this next weekend to enjoy the like of Eminem and The Weeknd? This upcoming weekend in the California Desert marks the beginning of many spring/summer music festivals. Many of our customers have asked are vape pens allowed in these venues? Although each venue is a bit different luckily most venues are warming up a bit to vapor products. We did find within the FAQ's of Coachella's website the following information, "Single use minis (a.k.a. cig-a-likes) are okay. Mid-sized e-cigs and vape pens are okay. However, no liquid refills will...

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