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UK Government embraces tobacco harm reduction (in all but name).

Oliver Kershaw Comment, News & Media 3 Comments

The UK Government issued today its tobacco control plan entitled: “Towards a Smoke Free Future”. It’s a comprehensive review of anti-smoking policy objectives over the next five years and contains significant support for vapor innovation throughout. As Clive Bates has pointed out, this makes the UK Government the first in the world to adopt an official tobacco harm reduction agenda. …

Sex, betrayal and box mods: when vaping met reality TV

Alastair Cohen News & Media 13 Comments

A British reality TV show where contestants engage in on-screen romances for the chance to win $65,000 has seen a vape invasion in recent days. While the show involves on screen sex scenes as the norm – this year one couple were filmed going at it live while another couple slept next to them – the British TV regulator Ofccom …

Vape Begone: San Francisco says goodbye to e-juice

Oliver Kershaw News & Media 94 Comments

From April next year eliquid will be illegal to sell within the City of San Francisco. The Flavored Tobacco Sales Restriction Ordinance bans flavors in all tobacco products without exemption. Since the FDA’s deeming rule of last year legally confers “tobacco” status on vape, and since all eliquid is flavored, it will not be permissible to sell any vape juice …

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Vaping is the reason for massive decline in UK smoking

Oliver Kershaw News & Media 4 Comments

New data released today in the UK show that smoking has declined from 20.2% of the British adult population in 2010 to 15.8% last year. The rate of decline demonstrated in the ONS data is astonishing, especially between 2015 and 2016, which saw the second biggest annual drop in smoking in 40 years. Vaping is almost certainly responsible for this, …

Ask congress to save vaping

Save vaping. Last chance. 

Oliver Kershaw Campaigning, News & Media 10 Comments

Please contact your representative and senators today:  “Cole-Bishop” needs a push. If you’re new to vaping, or even a relatively experienced vaper you might be unaware of just how many times vape has nearly been prohibited over the last 10 years, both in the US and internationally. Vape survives today only because of the actions of thousands of people like …

New Zealand un-bans vaping, says it’s good for public health

Peter Beckett News & Media 27 Comments

The government of the islands of New Zealand – a country of 5 million people off the coast of Australia, has reversed its ban on nicotine-containing vape juice. In a bold move, the New Zealand government also decided to exempt nicotine containing liquids from the strong tobacco control laws in New Zealand – a country where cigarettes are sold in plain …

Draft law to save vaping gathers steam in Congress

Neil Mclaren News & Media 84 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 …

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

Peter Beckett News & Media 3 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 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 …