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#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…

VPZ apologise for Angel of the North stunt

UK retail giant VPZ (formerly Vaporized) has been forced to apologise for projecting 170ft advert onto the iconic Angel of the North sculpture in January this year. The stunt was carried out as the Edinburgh-based chain was set to open four new shops in the North-East. However, they had not received permission from Gateshead Council or artist Sir Antony Gormley.…

#VapeNews July 8 2019

Three big news stories to kick-off this week in vaping Ecigwizard announce new store locations in NHS hospitals Retail chain Ecigwizard has announced the opening of new stores in Sandwell General Hospital and Birmingham City Hospital. In a Facebook post which has been shared 193 times at the time of writing, the company stated: “Vapers! If there was any doubt…

#VapeNews July 1 2019

Panic over the supposed youth vaping epidemic continues to dominate the headlines Here are three of the big stories doing the rounds at the beginning of the week. Vermont Vape Tax Today an eye-watering 92 percent tax goes into effect on all vapour products. State Rep. George Till, who is the main proponent of this new legislation said: “Youth are…