Introducing – The Asian Vaper Games!

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Chinese based mega-marketers, AVE40, are launching what might be the most unique project ever in the vaping world: The Asian Vaper Games show! Launching September 27th, the Games promises to be an entertaining showcase of the vaping world – a high budget program of zany vapor challenges interspersed with interviews with major manufacturers, vaping personalities and real vapers. At the same …


FDA Minor Ban Compliance Checks

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True to their word, FDA have conducted their first sting operations on both brick and mortar and online stores, sending kids to attempt to purchase newly regulated products and issuing sternly worded letters to any vendor who let them.  You can find the list of companies that got letters here. In their letters, FDA warn companies about the provisions that …


Njoy, industry saviours, bankrupt

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It’s with great sadness that I learned Njoy filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday after two years of diminishing sales. I came to know many of those involved with Njoy over the years. There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that this is a team motivated to the core to fulfil their founder’s mission: to create a world free of …


Public Health England calls for more support for vapers

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A leading UK public health official has called for more support for people using “the number one quit aid – vaping devices” ahead of the annual “Stoptober” event, urging a rethink of policies in light of the recent re-evaluation of the risks and effectiveness of vaping products. Professor Kevin Fenton, director of Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England made …


The day the vape stood still

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This is it. August 8th. The end of the golden age of vaping. From today, what you see is all you get. No more innovation, no new products. Vape is fossilized. Since I set E-Cigarette-Forum up in 2007, vaping has become a global phenomenon, releasing many from the grip smoking. Sadly, vaping has also become the subject of moral panic. …

Vapers are mad as hell, Detroit Mental Health Authority just found out

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Last Friday, the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority announced on Facebook a new billboard they had erected that claims vaping is equally dangerous as smoking. The posting was met with fury by vapers, and has caused long-term damage to the DWMHA’s organisational reputation. The billboard features a close-up image of a man vaping, and features the text: “E-qually dangerous” as well as a freephone telephone helpline number …


A Billion Lives, A Billion Thanks!

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Billed as “a true story of government failure, big business and the vaping revolution” and featuring ECF’s very own Oliver “Smokey Joe” Kershaw, vaping documentary “A Billion Lives” premiered to acclaim last month in Wellington, New Zealand. Since then, the team have been taking the movie across the globe on a tour of screenings and film festivals. The European premier takes …


FDA takes aim at vapers

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Two years after first proposing to regulate vapor products as tobacco, the Food and Drug Administration has finally followed through on its threat. The new rule will take effect on 8 August this year and effectively freeze the category after that date. While all products on the market by that point will have two years to submit a Premarket Tobacco …

Major UK medical body urges promotion of vaping to smokers

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E-cigarettes should be promoted widely “as a substitute for smoking” according to the Royal College of Physicians, a British organisation for doctors similar to the American Medical Association. Their comprehensive report, Nicotine Without Smoke, concludes that e-cigarettes “are likely to be beneficial to UK public health”. The press release tears down all of the arguments made by those who would …