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Indiana Lawmaker takes job with firm at center of vaping controversy  

The 2016 iteration of the vaping bill, which made a few changes to the security firm language, was combined with several other matters, including whether to allow alcohol to be sold at the Indiana Dunes State Park. Morrison said he voted yes on that bill because of the Dunes issue. That bill passed out of […]

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Online vape vendors need to beef up age verification

Gregory Conley FDA released the results of their first set of minor ban compliance tests. This set is entirely convenience / drug stores and online sellers. Do you want online sales to be banned? Because this is how you get online sales banned. Edit: At least one company did have age verification installed. Read their […]

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We have an epidemic of deeply flawed meta-analyses, says John Ioannidis – Retraction Watch 

The problem is that most of them are not carefully done and/or are done with pre-determined agendas on what to find and report.     RW: According to your paper, these types of papers have become “easily produced publishable units or marketing tools.” What do you mean by that? How should systematic reviews and meta-analyses be used? […]

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Learn all about California Prop 56

WHAT DOES THIS PROP 56 DO? On November 8th, when Californians vote for the next President, they will also vote on Proposition 56 which increases the tax on tobacco cigarettes and creates a new tax of 70% or more on vapor products (electronic cigarettes) which contain nicotine. Source: Lean all about California Prop 56

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NFPA report – The Smoking-Material Fire Problem

One of the main reasons I was drawn to vaping was the reduction of fire hazard- California, especially in NorCal, has been subject to huge widlfires over the last three years.This NFPA report includes analysis of fires involving smoking materials (i.e., tobacco products), including recent trends, data from other countries, and what materials are most […]

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Right To Vape: Advocacy Groups Launch Campaign and National Tour 

According to the Right To Vape Organisation, The Right to Vape Tour is “a nationwide grassroots campaign and bus tour led by a coalition of small businesses, consumers, trade associations, and public policy organizations. The Right to Vape coalition is organizing a series of press conferences, rallies, and town halls aimed at urging Congress to […]

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E-cigarettes a public health breakthrough 

We need to look at the totality of the science, as has the Royal College of Physicians. People who pick information to fit an ideological agenda rather than use facts to inform their opinions are a threat to health when they perpetuate smoking. Dr. Noseworthy fell into that trap. She cites two studies, claiming that […]

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‘Vaping as bad as fags’: the Sun’s strange splash runs counter to everything we know 

Thanks to alarmist headlines like that on the front of today’s soaraway Sun, the likelihood is that e-cigarettes are actually safer than people realise. Despite the efforts of organisations like Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians to inform the public, unfounded scare stories in the popular press have led to people becoming […]

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Study Shatters Idea to Include Vaping In St Louis Ordinance

The article reports findings of the 2015 Monitoring the Future Survey, which surveyed 15,000 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students about their vaping experiences.  For the first time in the survey’s history, students who reported prior usage of a vapor product were asked what substance they inhaled the last time they vaped.Among those who had […]

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