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Vape Tech: Temperature Control – What’s all the fuss about?

It’s no secret that vape devices have become more complex and fully-featured over the years. One feature that has become more ubiquitous recently is temperature control, which advanced users have been tinkering with for quite some time. So, what purpose does this feature serve? ‘Dry hit’ can be very frustrating. This happens when a coil is heated without proper saturation,…

#VapeNews June 24

Three big stories to kick off this week in vaping UK youth vape numbers remain very low A newly-released study from ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) suggests that just 0.8 percent of 11-18 year old never-smokers vape, with only 0.1 percent of this demographic vaping more than once a week. Zero never-smokers in this group reported vaping on a…

San Francisco set to ban vape sales

San Francisco officials have unanimously agreed to implement America’s first e-cigarette sales ban. The ban would also prohibit the manufacture of vape products, forcing pod manufacturer JUUL to relocate. Officials hope that the ban will prevent youth from getting hold of the devices. However, combustible cigarettes will remain on sale in many of the same locations where e-cigarettes are currently…

FDA issues final PMTA guidance

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its final guidance for vape companies seeking authorisation to market their products in the US. The Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) will require manufacturers to prove that their products are ‘appropriate for the protection of public health’. Products manufactured before 2016 will not require a PMTA. Acting FDA Commissioner Dr Ned…

#VapeNews: 10 June 2019

It’s only Monday but there are already three big vape news stories doing the rounds this week. In Scotland, a Daily Record investigation has found that several ‘rogue’ vape shops are illegally selling low-THC ‘cannabis flower’. There is a lot of confusion around the legality of these products in the UK. We’ll be covering this in more depth in issue…

Vape helps Sophie Turner channel emotions on set

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner cried on cue after her dialect coach took her vape away, according to X-Men: Dark Phoenix co-star, Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence made the comments during a cast interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! During the scene in question, Turner’s character Jean Grey accidentally kills Lawrence’s character, Raven/Mystique. However, Turner needed a little help in turning on…

Royal College of Midwives urges pregnant smokers to switch to vaping

Pregnant smokers should be encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, new Royal College of Midwives (RCM) guidelines say. The guidelines acknowledge that e-cigarettes are not completely safe but are far less harmful that combustible tobacco. Tobacco smoking is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant sudden death, according to the NHS. Second-hand smoke is also linked…

E-cigarettes are three times more effective than nicotine patches or gum

A newly-published study has revealed that e-cigarettes are three times for effective than nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) at helping smokers quit. The study is the third published this year to demonstrate the effectiveness of e-cigarettes over traditional smoking-cessation aids. The cross-sectional survey of almost 20,000 quit attempts revealed that vapers were 95 percent more likely to successfully quit smoking than those…