Vape shops may be exempted from US flavour ban

President Trump may exempt vape shops from the anticipated federal flavour ban, according to White House adviser Kellyanne Conway Conway made the comments during a White House address on Wednesday. She said that e-liquids fell into two distinct categories: tobacco and menthol that appeal to adults and fruit and other flavours that appeal to children. The FDA is expected to…

New York flavour ban goes into effect

The New York flavour ban proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo is now in effect after state officials voted to carry out the executive action Vapers will only be able to buy tobacco and menthol flavours. However, officials will consider extending the ban to include menthol, health commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said. The emergency legislation will last for 90 days and…

Vaping and lung illnesses: What is behind this curious US phenomenon?

There has now been more than 450 cases of serious lung illnesses linked to vaping in the US. The American media, public health bodies and anti-tobacco NGOs have been out in force warning people of the supposed threat of e-cigarettes. However, it’s become increasingly apparent that THC oil – not commercially-available nicotine e-liquid – is the likely culprit. Some scientists…

#VapeNews 27/8/19

What did you miss over the long, sunny weekend? #VapeNews is here to get you in the loop Concerns about managing the environmental impact of vaping The Guardian reported on growing concerns among researchers about irresponsibly disposed-of vape products. While batteries can be recycled at the many battery disposal points found on the high street in the UK, cartridges containing…

Vapor Technology Association sues FDA over PMTA deadline

The Vapor Technology Association (VTA) has filed a lawsuit in response to the FDA’s ‘grossly accelerated’ compliance deadline The lawsuit challenges the 2020 deadline for vape companies to submit Pre-Market Tobacco Applications [PMTAs]. The plaintiffs demand that the FDA publish the ‘foundational rules’ laying out the specific requirements of the PMTA. They also call for the FDA to hold back…

#fillthebottle campaign tackles cigarette butts

A group of teenagers in France have set Twitter alight with a butt-kicking campaign to clean up cigarette litter. A campaign to #fillthebottle has gone viral on Twitter, encouraging thousands worldwide to clean up cigarette butts. Amel Telha decided to launch the hashtag after her friend, Jason Prince, posted a photo to Twitter. In his post, Jason showed a water…

#VapeNews August 5 2019

Monday is back, yet again! So what did you miss while the barbecue was working overtime? “FDA can save lives by rejecting Scott Gottlieb’s lies” Michelle Minton of the Competitive Enterprise Institute slammed the continued moral panic about a “teenage vaping epidemic” in today’s Washington Examiner. In the article, she points out the dangers of conflating the use of tobacco…