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…

US city to stop hiring vapers

A US city is to stop hiring vapers and smokers. The city hopes the move will encourage a healthy workplace and reduce medical costs. Applicants to Dayton, Ohio public sector jobs will be tested for nicotine and tobacco during pre-employment screenings. This will apply where the city has received ‘reliable’ information that the applicant uses tobacco or nicotine. Current employees…

#VapeNews July 29 2019

Getting you up to speed with the big vaping stories from the past few days WHO says e-cigarettes, ‘smoke-free’ products do not help reduce cancer The World Health Organization (WHO) has told smokers and governments not to trust claims from tobacco companies about their latest products. Programme manager of WHO’s tobacco control unit, Vinayak Prasad, said the development of new…

Facebook announces crackdown on vape content

Facebook has begun a crackdown on vape content which could have huge ramifications for the industry. A spokesperson for the tech giant, which also owns Instagram and Whatsapp, said: “The new policy will prohibit all private sales, trades, transfers and gifting of alcohol and tobacco products on Facebook and Instagram” In addition to this: “Any brands that post content related…