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‘vape’ chosen in OED word pageant
20 Nov 2014

‘vape’ chosen in OED word pageant

The excitement builds here at the British Library, where the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has assembled a crowd of words for its annual awards ceremony. All wait with bated breath for the announcement of the coveted "Word of the Year" prize, given by the hoary lexicon to the word deemed most popular as well as most significant.

Marlboro man’s boo-boo, mailing unsolicited NuMarks
20 Nov 2014

Marlboro man’s boo-boo, mailing unsolicited NuMarks

During the past few months, some residents of Indiana and neighboring Kentucky received unsolicited packages of NuMark products in the mailuMark is the electronic cigarette offered by Marlboro manufacturer Altria, and Indiana was one of the test markets for the product.

A Vape-in for a Smoke-out
19 Nov 2014

A Vape-in for a Smoke-out

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.

Somebody goofed down under
19 Nov 2014

Somebody goofed down under

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"...

Summits and more summits
17 Nov 2014

Summits and more summits

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! 

Minnesota youth smoke less, vape more
14 Nov 2014

Minnesota youth smoke less, vape more

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...