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The Future of Vaping in the United States

With the presidential race in full force, hopefuls Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, announcing plans for a ban on vaping, the issue could take center stage in the 2020 presidential race. An astounding 83 percent of vapers are likely to decide their vote based solely on a candidate’s position on this issue. Millions of vaper voters have spoken: The government must make more harm-reduction products available, rather than stymie choices for smokers.With vaping conclusively proven to be 95 percent less harmful than smoking and twice as effective as any other nicotine replacement products, it is hardly surprising that millions of...

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New Year, New Resolutions

New Year, New Resolutions

Each of our products carry the following warning, "Warning: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical." We have never disputed that nicotine is a highly addictive chemical; however, our society values personal freedom of choice. There are millions of people worldwide that have been addicted for generations to nicotine via traditional cigarettes. When nicotine addiction develops, it is difficult to stop using tobacco products. Furthermore, while adolescents and young adults may have a general awareness of the risks of cigarette smoking and Juuling, they underestimate the harm and the addictive nature of smoking. We've never hidden the harms...

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FDA Finalizes Enforcement Policy on Unauthorized Flavored Cartridge-based E-cigarettes

FDA Finalizes Enforcement Policy on Unauthorized Flavored Cartridge-based E-cigarettes

Amid the epidemic levels of youth use of e-cigarettes and the popularity of certain products among children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a policy prioritizing enforcement against certain unauthorized flavored e-cigarette products that appeal to kids, including fruit and mint flavors. Under this policy, companies that do not cease manufacture, distribution and sale of unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes (other than tobacco or menthol) within 30 days risk FDA enforcement actions. Beginning 30 days from the publication of the notice of availability of this guidance in the Federal Register, the FDA intends to prioritize enforcement against these illegally...

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Legal Smoking and Vaping Age Raised to 21

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has officially raised the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. The measure marks a culmination of a months long, bi-partisan campaign aimed at curbing the use of tobacco products, particularly electronic cigarettes, among youth amid rising concerns about the health effects of vaping.A new statement on the FDA’s website reads:“On December 20, 2019, the President signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco...

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Flavor Bans Increase DIY Vapers

In the past two months, a sudden outbreak of vaping-related illnesses has placed e-cigarette use under a critical spotlight. Millions of American adults vape, and a subset gravitate to online communities to share their habit. They congregate on online message boards like Reddit and the comments section of popular YouTube “vape influencers,” discussing their favorite products and flavors.Inside this vaping community, there is a niche group of vapers who’ve adopted a do-it-yourself mentality when it comes to creating their own vape juice — a flavored nicotine mixture sometimes referred to as e-juice or e-liquid. It’s the modern equivalent of rolling...

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The US and UK See Vaping Differently. Here's Why.

The US and UK See Vaping Differently. Here's Why.

An outbreak of a vaping-related illness in the United States has sickened hundreds and may be linked to the deaths of seven people, and an epidemic of youth vaping there has been called a "public health crisis."President Donald Trump's administration moved to ban e-cigarette flavors and there are warnings to avoid vaping altogether. But in the UK, there doesn't appear to be an outbreak of vaping-related sickness. Neither has vaping popularity soared among young people who never smoked. Rather, e-cigarettes have been embraced mostly as a way for adults to quit combustible cigarettes. Indeed, health authorities in the UK stand...

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