The great American smoke-out is fast upon us, and the American Vaping Association is taking advantage of the occasion to hold out an olive branch to the smoking cessation community.
In a gaffe that must have been embarrassing for the world's most anti-vaping land, somebody in the Australian bureaucracy called the Therapeutic Goods Administration approved three brands of e-cigarettes as "medical devices"...
In the aftermath of the ECF summit last Thursday, other e-cigarette summits are popping up all over the place. Is everybody just imitating ECF? Does anybody care? After all, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," they say!
A new survey of teenagers' nicotine-related behavior conducted by the state of Minnesota indicates that they are vaping more and smoking less. One expects that there will soon be a study out of the University of California at San Francisco and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, crunching the numbers in some tortured way that makes this seem to prove that vaping is inducing them to smoke cigarettes...
President Obama's efforts to quit smoking reached the level of a critical image problem this past week. Everybody knew he used to smoke. Everybody knew he chewed Nicorette. But this past week the proverbial poop hit the proverbial fan, and it's become an issue.
Spain's vaping association ANCE reports that the country has experienced a radical decline in the number of vape shops. A year ago there were 3000, but that figure has dwindled tenfold, to about 300, reports association VP Alejandro Rodriguez. (Nobody will say what ANCE stands for, but we're guessing Asociación Nacional para cigarrillos electrónicos, with thanks to an online translation program.)