Draft law to save vaping gathers steam in Congress

Neil Mclaren News & Media 58 Comments

A new bill has been introduced in Congress which, if passed, will prevent the FDA from banning 99.9% vapor products next year.  The cross-party draft law – known as the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017  – was tabled Thursday by Tom Cole (R-OK) and Sandford Bishop (D-GA) and is now gaining traction in Washington. If the bill passes …

iQOS hands on: What’s better, iQOS or Vape?

Oliver Kershaw Comment 44 Comments

So, what’s iQOS really like? Just prior to Christmas I spent an interesting week with an iQOS. I acquired one shortly after the London launch and decided to give it a fair try. I packed away my usual assortment of vape and snus and went pure HEETS (the tobacco-vape-sticks) for the duration. In the intervening weeks, it’s become clear the full …

Mech mods exploding: history repeating, with no end in sight

Oliver Kershaw Comment 73 Comments

In February 2012 a Florida man, Tom Holloway, suffered extensive injuries after his vape device exploded, gaining the unfortunate distinction of being the first person to be injured by vape device. By today’s standards, this device was primitive: it was a closed tube with a button on the side and a screw thread on the top to connect the atomizing unit. …

America’s “worst vaping law” struck down by Federal Courts

Peter Beckett News & Media 2 Comments

A State law on vaping in Indiana – dubbed the worst of “crony capitalism and protectionism” by American Vaping Association head Greg Conley, has been partially struck down by a Federal appeals court. The law, which effectively banned out-of-state eliquid manufacturers from selling in Indiana by imposing detailed security and production process measures on all product sold in the State, …

E-Cigarette Summit 2016 – All the Videos!

Neil Mclaren E-Cigarette Summit 2016, News & Media 4 Comments

Apologies to those who’ve been waiting for the videos from the 2016 E-Cigarette Summit, but I’m happy to announce that they are now published. The Summit was co-founded by E-Cigarette-Forum.com and Smooth Events back in 2013 and has been held annually since. The E-Cigarette Summit is the top international science and public policy one-day conference on vaping, held at London’s …

INFOGRAPHIC: The year in vaping

Peter Beckett News & Media, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Even by the standards of an industry where groundbreaking years are the norm, 2016 will go down in history as a period where vaping was changed forever. FDA unveiled its new regulations that essentially amount to a ban, but all this could change next year with a new President in the White House. Europe regulated the industry with a much …

Public health expert destroys CDC, Surgeon General

Peter Beckett News & Media 2 Comments

Public health experts have roundly condemned the actions of the Center for Disease Control and the Surgeon General in light of new data that shows a dramatic fall in youth vaping. Vapour product use among high schoolers is down across America, according to the 2016 Monitoring the Future study from the University of Michigan. The survey shows that youth vaping declined …

Ally of former NJOY investor poised to take over at FDA

Peter Beckett Comment, News & Media 0 Comments

In what could be a pivotal appointment for the vaping industry, an associate of Peter Thiel, who invested in vape product pioneers NJOY and is a close confidante of President-elect Donald Trump, is poised to take over from Robert Califf as head of the US Food and Drug Association, according to multiple sources. Jim O’Neill, the Thiel associate, hasn’t been …