Vaping got Talent: Mainstream – in France

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There’s no more mainstream cultural phenomenon these days than the “Got Talent” franchise. Watching this clip of Canadian vaper Michael Lee performing vape tricks on France’s edition last week, you might feel like you’re peering into a parallel universe. A standing ovation from a mainstream crowd? An ex-international Soccer star in the wings clapping “extraordinaire!” to the camera? The entire …


Mitch Zeller urged to save vaping by Iowa AG, Truth Chair, Hon Tom Miller

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Iowa’s Attorney General, Tom Miller, issued the strongest public challenge yet to Mitch Zeller, head of the FDA’s Centre for Tobacco Products, to intervene in the way vaping products are regulated. Speaking at the Food and Drug Law Institute’s Tobacco conference luncheon on October 27th, he urged Mitch Zeller to “come to the rescue and use his authority to the …


All about Throat Hit!

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What is Throat Hit? You know it when you feel it! Throat hit is the sensation in the throat caused by nicotine as it’s inhaled. It ranges from a smooth satisfying catch as the vapor travels down the throat to an intolerable harshness. Smokers who’ve tried to inhale a cigar will know the sensation at its worst. Vapers seek a …


iQOS and HeatSticks – the full picture

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[this article was edited post-publication to correct two points relating to Swedish Match’s MRTP application and PMI’s PMTA] The last couple of weeks has seen some significant buzz concerning iQOS, the new Heat-Not-Burn tobacco system from Phillip Morris. From what’s publicly available it appears PMI will sell iQOS in the US from early 2017. But what does it mean? Who is …


Did the UK just become the world’s most vape-friendly country?

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A shock announcement on Friday has confirmed the UK as the world’s most vape-friendly country. Just three weeks before the door closes for manufacturers to submit notifications under the new regulations, the MHRA announced that they would no longer require full ingredient disclosure from e-liquid manufacturers. It’s a move that will delight those who struggled to get their flavor suppliers …


7 Reasons why smoking is better than vaping

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1. Smoking is everywhere Run out of your favorite smokes? Chances are a re-up is only 5 minutes away. Heck, even pharmacies sell cigarettes – you try picking up your favorite vape from Walgreens. I’m right, aren’t I? It’s an easy life being a smoker. Until it kills you. 2. Smoking is easy What’s to know? You put it in …


British Government Cracks Down on Eliquid Infringers.

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The British Government has started a crackdown on eliquid that is packaged like well known food products, yanking products from shelves including some that are designed to look like Krispy Kreme donuts. Trading Standards – the UK Government Agency that enforces the law on consumer products – removed six different brands of eliquid including Murica, which is presented in a …


Vaper life insurance – non-smoker rates is a big deal!

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A few weeks back, we partnered with David R. Gould of Latitude Insurance to get the word out about a new service they offer: finding vaper life insurance policies with non-smoker rates. David has already helped numerous vapers get unbelievably discounted rates, despite having been active for only a few weeks. I’ve long hoped that insurers would step up to the vaping …