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Grammar abuse raises threat of cheeseburger ban
25 Sep 2014

Grammar abuse raises threat of cheeseburger ban

The Daily Beast has reproduced Amanda Woerner's article from health website The Daily Burn, in which she concludes, "perhaps we should think of smoking e-cigarettes the same way we think about eating cheeseburgers. Yes, they can be enjoyable. And sure, they aren’t linked as strongly to an increased risk of death as other tobacco products. But they’re linked to some potentially dangerous health problems that could affect you down the road."

NJOY launches tank attack
24 Sep 2014

NJOY launches tank attack

Long a leading supplier of e-cigs, the NJOY brand has refashioned itself for the move toward vapor-tank systems. Although the Scottsdale, Arizona company continues to produce disposable and rechargeable electronic cigarettes, they have brought out a flashy new website to introduce their "vape pens" to the public, which they will be offering in convenience stores, and presumably in vape shops as well, in addition to their online sales.

23 Sep 2014

Vaping and your insurance rates

If you tell your insurance broker you vape, will your rates go up? Some think so, for the time being anyway. Or at least they won't go down in proportion to the actual reduction in risk your behavior represents.

FDA workshop announced
21 Sep 2014

FDA workshop announced

The Food and Drug Administration has announced an information-gathering workshop, to be held December 10-11 in their facilities in Washington DC. The agenda remains to be set, and the agency has invited prospective panelists to submit their credentials by November 4. Those wishing to speak in the open comment session should apply by November 25.

Missouri Legislative Brouhaha Echoes National One
20 Sep 2014

Missouri Legislative Brouhaha Echoes National One

Several US state legislatures have considered e-cig bills that center around two issues: a ban on sale to minors, and the classification of electronic cigarettes as tobacco products. In a sense, both are moot points, since the FDA is likely to do both eventually. But when? States are taking up the issue pre-emptively.

Kiwi Doc Blasts NZ Health Ministry
19 Sep 2014

Kiwi Doc Blasts NZ Health Ministry

New Zealand's Health Ministry has deemed vaping devices containing nicotine to be illegal for some time now, but has not enforced a ban on the products...