Lung Disease Outbreak Caused by Black Market, not Vaping

During the past month, news stories around the world have reported on a sudden outbreak of lung illnesses supposedly linked to vaping. In the United States, federal and local authorities haven’t yet identified what is behind the illnesses, but the news media has already made its diagnosis. Headlines insinuate that vaping is to blame, fueling fears about the dangers of e-cigarettes. It’s fake news. Vaping is a delivery system (usually for nicotine), like food is a calorie-delivery system and drugs are a drug-delivery system. When there are outbreaks of E. coli, headlines rarely read, “E. coli outbreak linked to food,” because the … Continue reading Lung Disease Outbreak Caused by Black Market, not Vaping

Fake Juul pods line store shelves, worrying users and posing another threat to the embattled company

KEY POINTS Counterfeit Juul pods line shelves after the company stopped selling its fruity flavors in stores. Juul limited sales of its sweeter flavors to its own online store last fall amid scrutiny from the FDA. Juul’s investigations into counterfeit products have all traced back to China.   They look like the e-cigarette Juul. They taste sort of like Juul. But they’re not Juul. The market-leading e-cigarette company stopped selling fruity flavors of nicotine pods in retail stores last fall amid pressure from the Food and Drug Administration to stem what it declared an “epidemic” of teen vaping. Yet mango, fruit and creme pods … Continue reading Fake Juul pods line store shelves, worrying users and posing another threat to the embattled company

Vaping can help smokers kick cigarettes

Studies have shown that the availability of flavors is perhaps the single most important factor for those who successfully quit cigarettes by switching to vaping. But how do we protect our children from products that are not designed for them, while making sure adults who need those products continue to have access? That is the question surrounding the current debate around e-cigarettes and vapor products. And California’s legislators, in their rush to protect our kids, are missing the point of vapor products by banning flavors. There is no question that we should keep vapor products out of the hands of … Continue reading Vaping can help smokers kick cigarettes

Bearded Vaper – An Innovative 2 Step Process For Healthy Beard Growth

“LA Roots is more than a beard oil, it’s a two step Beard Oil and Essence system specially formulated to boost your beard and elevate your look without beating up your wallet.” Looking to start taking better care of your beard?  If you’ve been slowly growing out your facial hair, you’ve probably figured out by now that keeping things brushed and trimmed is only half the battle.  It’s incredibly important that you stick to a daily beard care routine that consists of high-quality products formulated to soothe your skin and hydrate each and every strand. The good news is that … Continue reading Bearded Vaper – An Innovative 2 Step Process For Healthy Beard Growth

City Council Candidates Endorse Vape Ban. WTF?

There was no shortage of cringe-worthy moments at last night’s Candidate Survivor, the Stranger’s semi-annual beauty pageant in which candidates for political office humiliate themselves in front of an audience. This was my first time attending, so I’m not sure how it was compared to other years on the Oh Fuck This is Awkward Scale, but when District 7 candidate Jim Pugel—a former cop who was booed each time he walked on stage—announced he had to leave for a family emergency, my first thought was, “Lucky dude.”…. …The reason people who don’t work for tobacco companies want to ban vapes … Continue reading City Council Candidates Endorse Vape Ban. WTF?

Up in vapor? Small vape shops struggle to survive under growing weight of tax changes, tariffs and stigma

For Gary and Pam McBurney, smoking a pack or more of cigarettes a day for 30 years was taking a toll on their health and their wallets. “We hated ourselves,” Ms. McBurney said. Finally, something helped them quit within three weeks: vaping. “We wanted to become non-smokers. Vaping is the only thing that got us over that,” Ms. McBurney said. The couple decided to open up their own vape shop in 2016. “Our first mission was to help people overcome their smoking addiction,” Ms. McBurney said. But getting the word out has not been as easy as they hoped. Vaping and e-cigarette use … Continue reading Up in vapor? Small vape shops struggle to survive under growing weight of tax changes, tariffs and stigma

Juul and Philip Morris are sued under RICO act, accused of targeting kids

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. and Philip Morris USA Inc. were hit with a lawsuit accusing them of illegally marketing nicotine-delivery devices to minors and deceiving consumers about the risks of vaping. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a 19-year-old, Christian Foss, who says he became addicted to nicotine and suffered worsening asthma symptoms after he began using Juul’s device at 16, and seeks to represent all Illinois minors who used it. It alleges that Juul and Philip Morris violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, adopting the tobacco industry’s past use of catchy ad campaigns aimed at … Continue reading Juul and Philip Morris are sued under RICO act, accused of targeting kids

More schoolchildren ‘rejecting cigarettes’

Secondary-school pupils in England appear to be rejecting cigarettes in greater numbers than ever before. The most recent survey in a series that began in the 1980s indicates just 16% of the pupils have ever smoked tobacco, down from 19% in 2016 and 49% in 1996. However, a quarter of the 13,000 pupils surveyed, from 193 schools across England, have tried drugs. This includes nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas, as well as cannabis. The 2018 survey also shows: 17% overall – and 38% of the 15-year-olds and 2% of the 11-year-olds – usually drink alcohol at least once a month … Continue reading More schoolchildren ‘rejecting cigarettes’

Vapor Technology Association Files Lawsuit Against FDA

So far, it seems the FDA Food and Drug AdministrationFederal agency of the United States of America. It belongs to he U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and aims at promoting and protecting public health through the regulation and the supervision of various products among which tobacco products since 2009. “>FDA strategy towards vaping in general has been to immediately reject it by harshly regulating it. Then, when it comes to collecting the required data on vape products (aka PMTA), the FDA has postponed dates, revised options, extended deadlines and now they are revoking commitments by rescinding previous announced PMTA extension plans — … Continue reading Vapor Technology Association Files Lawsuit Against FDA