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ChangeLabs-ANT$ touting falsehoods on local levels

ChangeLabs has been going to municipalities all over California to get language introduced into local ordinances that equate vaping with cigarettes. Using old and/or discredited data, their troops have been using this tactic for at least two years that I know of. Limiting use and exposure Many communities are interested […]

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The Unintended Consequences Of Vaping Regulation

[excerpt] Other shops were unable to help customers with physical disabilities,  one having to deny service to a double amputee as changing his coils could possibly jeopardize their business.  Fortunately, the Federal insanity does not affect customers, they are able and willing to help each other in times of need. When it […]

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The tobacco control high command has lost its way – what we learn from its views on FDA priorities « The counterfactual

5. FDA suffers from mission creep – a regulator should not get involved in campaigning.  This week, FDA launched a highly misleading campaign on smokeless tobacco to add to its anti-scientific Real Cost campaign for adolescents – see Brad Rodu’s devastating critique.  FDA should function, and be seen to function, as a neutral technocratic […]

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Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco harm reduction | RCP London

This report provides an update on the use of harm reduction in tobacco smoking, in relation to all non-tobacco nicotine products but particularly e-cigarettes. It shows that, for all the potential risks involved, harm reduction has huge potential to prevent death and disability from tobacco use, and to hasten our progress to a tobacco-free […]

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August 8 2016-FDA hammer on vapers

I am sad that more could not be done to prevent this from happening this way- we advocates worked so hard for years to speak up, inform, and dialog with the FDA and health care professionals. Tobacco Harm Reduction is OUR united theme, yet the facts & stats are taking […]

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China: Vaping’s secret weapon to battle the FDA e-cig regulations? – VAPES

In January 2016, China also helped create a vaping advocacy group called the Shenzhen Electronic Vaporizer Industry Association (SEVIA).  Members include vaping manufacturers like Kangertech, Innokin, Aspire, Joyetech, and Smok while the organization also invites all vendors to join regardless of their geographical location. SEVIA supports the Cole-Bishop Amendment, essential […]

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Confusion still reigns over e-cigs

Dismissing the use of the EU’s TPD and America’s TCA to regulate e-cigs as “rubbish”, Clive Bates says they have resulted in an outcome that’s “worse than doing nothing”. He is the director of Counterfactual Consulting, a Britain-based public interest consultancy and advocacy practice. As an example, he questions the […]

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What vape shops can’t do for you anymore after Aug 8 2016

Effective Aug 8th!Due to the FDA Deeming Regulations….**** Disclaimer – I am not an attorney. Do not take this as any type of legal advice. Consult your own attorney for their interpretation of the FDA regs or ask the FDA directly yourself. What is below is what is happening in […]

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Retailers fined $28.5k for illegal online e-cig sales

For retailers in states like Utah where a ban of online e-cig sales is already in place, advocacy groups warn vendors to read the new regulations thoroughly, especially if retailers want to continue selling e-cigs and vaping products online illegally.  The court-issued fine may only be a few hundred dollars, […]

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